Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Monday Quiz

Well, hey. It's a new week, and time for the

The Monday Quiz

To respond to this quiz, if I may paraphrase Tom Waits, you're going to have to go all the way back to the Civil War.

States of the Confederacy

Is it, or isn't it?

1. Arkansas
2. Florida
3. Illinois
4. Maryland
5. West Virginia

Quite a few extra points for knowing the question that, in order to answer, Tom Waits had to go "all the way back to the Civil War."


Mark Witteman said...

Am I really first? I'll be brief for a change and improve my odds. Leaving aside the present/past tense question, my answers are:

1. Arkansas -- is
2. Florida -- is
3. Illinois -- isn't
4. Maryland -- isn't
5. West Virginia -- isn't

Karin said...

I should know these, but as it will quickly become apparent, I don't.

1. Arkansas--is
2. Florida--is
3. Illinois--isn't
4. Maryland--isn't?
5. West VA--isn't?

Were all of these even states back then? Damn, I used to teach this stuff.

G said...


1. Yes
2. No
3. No
4. No
5. Yes

I suck at this. Don't tell Mrs. Burford, my 9th grade history teacher.

d said...

1. yes
2. yes. no. yes. no. no is my final answer.
3. no
4. no
5. yes

i suck at your quizzes. they make me feel stupid. i guess i should be thankful that i even knew what 'states of the confederacy' meant.

Rebel said...

1 is
2 is
3 isn't
4 is
5 isn't

Sandy said...

Wow, hard for a Monday! Um...

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No
4. No
5. No

No bonus points for me, I don't know the question.

Rebel said...

PS - Go Ducks!

blythe said...

only AK and FL.

Critical Bill said...

None of the above.

Jennifer said...

I'm going to go with something where I'll be the first person to give this answer. Only Illinois isn't. Do I get bonus points if I echo Rebel and say "Go Ducks"?

Chance said...

I can't remember the song, but I remember the question: "Tom, is it possible for a girl to get pregnant without intercourse?"

...It's a form of intercourse for those who love action, maybe.

Rex Parker said...

1, 2, 4

mydogischelsea said...

Wouldn't the correct answer be that none of them are states of the confederacy? Maybe some of them were, but no longer.

Anyway, I'll give this a shot:

1. was?
2. wasn't?
3. wasn't?
4. wasn't?
5. was?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Illinois was not. We were the good guys.

Well, the winners anyway.