Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Thursday Quiz III

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The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is, as always, a "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T in the week's category.

Remember always The Prime Directive:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will be keelhauled.

This Week's Category:

The Plays of William Shakespeare

1. As You Like It
2. Caligula
3. Coriolanus
4. Two Gentlemen of Verona
5. The Jew of Malta
6. Marcus Aurelius
7. Measure for Measure
8. Richard II
9. Titus Andronicus
10. Tristan and Iseult
11. The Two Noble Kinsman
12. Wit Without Money

Submit your answers as a comment. Don't worry. It will be good.


Karin said...

Yes: 1, 4, 7
No: everything else

That's my guess. But some funny entries to throw us off. :)

Rex Parker said...

2, 5, 6, 10, 12 are all wrong. The rest right.

How embarrassing if I'm wrong...


fingerstothebone said...

I think the play Willie wrote was called The Two Nicole Kidmans and not The Two Noble Kinsman. No?

gl. said...

oo, one i have a shot at.

1. As You Like It: yes! i was in this play.
2. Caligula: mmmm yes?
3. Coriolanus: erm, yes.
4. Two Gentlemen of Verona: yes!
5. The Jew of Malta: don't think so
6. Marcus Aurelius: mmmmm no?
7. Measure for Measure: yes!
8. Richard II: yes? it's hard to tell with all those richards
9. Titus Andronicus: yes!
10. Tristan and Iseult: yes!
11. The Two Noble Kinsman: no.
12. Wit Without Money: erm, no.

Anonymous said...

I hate these quizzes! They only show how poorly edumacated I am.

1. As You Like It, no
2. Caligula, no
3. Coriolanus, no
4. Two Gentlemen of Verona, yes
5. The Jew of Malta, no
6. Marcus Aurelius, no
7. Measure for Measure, no
8. Richard II, yes?
9. Titus Andronicus, no
10. Tristan and Iseult.... yes?
11. The Two Noble Kinsman, no
12. Wit Without Money, no

blythe said...

sadly, i only know the great works of billy s if they are in movie form starring clare danes, leo dicaprio and/or kenneth brannaugh. so, basically, this one's too hard for me.

is = 1,3,4,7,8 (maybe 9) - ok, i have no idea. you're trip us up with tristan and iseult. i won't fall for that. and neither will troilus and cressida.

Karin said...

I shouldn't do these in the mornings. Bad, bad idea.

Heatherbee said...

So here's my best guess:
No: 5, 6, 10, 11, 12.
Everything else, yes.
But I'm worried that 11 and or 12 might be subtitles like "Two Gentlemen of Verona" is.

This was fun!

Michael5000 said...

"Caligula" was the nickname of an especially notorious Roman emporer, and also the title of an especially notorious pornagraphic movie based loosely on his life. It is not, however, a Shakespeare play.

"The Jew of Malta" is a Christopher Marlowe play.

"Marcus Aurelius" was a pretty good Roman emporer, but Shakespeare didn't write about him.

Pretty much everybody wrote about "Tristan and Iseult," except Shakespeare.

"Wit Without Money" is a play by John Flecher, a minor playwright who was a younger contemporary of Shakespeare's.

The rest are the real deal.

Michael5000 said...

This one was a notch more challenging than it might have been, as one of the regulars is a Shakespearean scholar and I felt like I needed to be up to code. She didn't show, though.

Nevertheless, rex parker NAILS IT for the gold star.

Blythe, even though it was really too hard for her, takes the silver star home to Oklahoma with 10 1/2 points.

Heather sweeps down at the last second to score 10 and claim the blue star, after I had already written up gl.'s third place win and everything. Never over until it's over.

@karin: That's the tough strategic decision -- post early to win in a tie, or give the brain time to warm up?

@fingers: That's fun to read out loud.

@mdic: The other answers are all in the second and third stanzas of long poems.

Thanks everyone for playing. You are very kind to this silly blogger.