Answers to the quiz questions — do not read this post if you want to take the quiz — see the previous post, below, instead!

Below are answers to the quiz questions.  Do not read these answers if you want to take the quiz!  Instead, go to the preceding post!

A Quiz (With Answers)

1.  What design feature do all five of the booklets possess that is not found in all (but is found in many) copies of card-game rule-booklets with the same basic cover design?

Answer:  A little way up from the bottom of the design, there are two blank spaces, one above the Goodall logo (and to the left), and the other one above the logo (and to the right).  (In many other booklets, the words PRICE SIXPENCE appear in those spaces.)

2.  What does that design-feature show (why did they use that design feature)?

Answer:  I am not sure about it, but I believe that it probably means that the price was no longer sixpence.

3.  Can you think of another reason why that design feature might have been used?

Answer:  Yes.  It could be that the booklets without the prices were designed to be included in game sets.  There, the price of the separate booklet would largely be irrelevant.  (I don’t think this is case, though.  I have seen a number of sets that include booklets with prices on them.)

4.  For this question, disregard the titles.  Approximately “when” do you think the booklets shown were printed (assuming that they were all printed around the same time)?  (Why do you think that?)

Answer:  There are several ways to approach this question.  If you look at the other posts in this blog, you will see that the booklets without a “price” seem to be from the 1917 era.  So, 1917 would be a good guess.  Likewise, you might notice that two of the booklets show Angelo Lewis as the author.  That would suggest that the booklets shown are rather late in Goodall’s history as a separate firm. There may be some other things, as well, that would help date the booklets.

5.  As a group, what major “conceptual” attribute do the five booklets have?  (To get this question right very likely will require some major “thinking inside the box.”)

Answer:  The “clue” was the reference to thinking “inside the box” — not outside. And indeed, the answer is that the five booklets shown were included in a boxed game set issued by Goodall — one of Goodall’s more elaborate sets, known as the “Marlborough.”

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