Blue Stockings poster imageA quiz contest offers DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see the current production of University Players, "Blue Stockings."

Quiz offers chance to win tickets to political crowd-pleaser

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see the political crowd-pleaser Blue Stockings. The play will run February 3 to 12 in the Essex Hall Theatre.

It’s a moving, comical and eye-opening tale of four brave young women as they face economic difficulty, the distractions of love, cruelty of the class divide, strong opposition and painful choices in their desire for education in Victorian England.

Performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; weekend matinees are at 2 p.m. Order tickets online at or by phoning 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 1.

  1. Which ladies’ undergarment was named after an early women’s rights activist?

a) bloomers
b) corset
c) knickers
d) petticoat

  1. Which of the following is not one of the colleges that make up the University of Cambridge?

a) Girton
b) Newnham
c) Queen Mary’s
d) Trinity

  1. The term “bluestocking” was applied to women involved in which activities?

a) writing and literary scholarship
b) civic and political organizing, especially for suffrage
c) university studies
d) all of the above

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please.