Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Thursday Quiz X

Ach du leiber Himmel! It's

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 a true example of the week's category.

Remember always the universal constant:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will lose their power of speech.
This Week's Category is tongue-tied!


Clarification, hopefully: What we are looking for here is, is the writing sample really an example of the language?

1. Amharic.
2. Chinese

3. Finnish

4. Hebrew
5. Hindi
6. Japanese

7. Russian

8. Serbo-Croatian

9. Somali
10. Urdu
11. Vietnamese

12. Welsh

Submit your answers, in any language you're confident I'll know the words for yes and no, in the form of a comment.


mrs.5000 said...

I'm saying yes to 1,3,4,6,9, and 12. And what am I still doing up at this hour, anyway?

Karin said...

I'm gonna say:

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 12 ARE.


5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 are NOT.

Right or wrong, I LIKE this one. :)

d said...

oh god, oh god, oh god. alright. here goes:
1. da
2. da
3. nyet
4. da
5. nyet
6. da
7. nyet
8. nyet
9. da
10. (i can't see)
11. nyet
12. da

Rex Parker said...

1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12

Damn you and your nite-owl ways, Mrs. 5K!


Sandy said...

1. yes
2. no
3. no
4. yes
5. no
6. yes
7. no
8. no
9. yes
10. no
11. no
12. yes

I'm off to "gyfer Mac a PC," which is apparently how they do it in Wales.

mydogischelsea said...

Dammit. First time I've ever remembered to take this quiz early in the morning and I'm STILL the 6th commenter.

1. yes
2. no
3. yes?
4. yes
5. no?
6. yes?
7. no
8. no?
9. yes? I didn't even realize that Somali was a language
10. yes?
11. no
12. yes

Rebel said...

1 Is - I have no idea what that is though.
2. Is not, looks like Korean
3. Is?
4. Is!
5. Isn't? Looks like Arabic
6. Is
7. Isn't
8. Isn't
9. Is - I did my homework!
10. Isn't.... that actually looks like Dr. Who's language.
11. Isn't - Klingon???
12. Is... possibly.

blythe said...

holy crap balls.

blythe said...

i forgot to answer:
yes = 1,3,4,6,9,12 - maybe. i don't really know any except that #3 is not. yay chinese majors!

fingerstothebone said...

I guess I'll try my luck at this:

1, yes
2. no
3. yes
4. yes
5. no
6. yes
7. no
8. no
9. yes?
10. no
11. no
12. yes?

Chance said...

Easy quiz this week.

Rebel said...

PS - I think we should disqualify anyone who answered the THURSDAY quiz on Wednesday. Because I keep forgetting to check your blog before I go to bed. Uh.... I mean... because it's not fair. ;)

Michael5000 said...

Yes indeed. You guys are good.

The extremely charming Mrs.5000 correctly lists the right answers. Rebel correctly identified the languages shown in #2 (Korean) and #5 (Arabic). And, actually, #11, which is not Vietnamese but "Klingon". #7 is Mongolian, #8 is Bengali, and #10 is Cree.

Stars doled out in the next post.

Michael5000 said...

@Karin: I thought you'd like it. I liked making it.

@d: Props for answering in Russian.

@Rex: I'm more of the night owl. I had to post this one early because of an early-Thursday business trip, and that gave her the chance to pounce.

@Sandy: So THAT's how they do it in Wales....

@MDIC: As you painfully miss the blue star by a single question, would it cheer you up if I told these people that you are currently beating me by 110 points in an online Scrabble game?

@Chance: If you happen to know the answers, yes indeed.

@Rebel: I refer you to the post-quiz discussion of The Thursday Quiz IV, where it was determined that the Quiz is of necessity "live" at the moment of posting, regardless of whether it is past midnight Pacific time (or the respondant's local time). The West Coast advantage of being able to stay up late balances the East Coast advantage of getting first crack in the morning, and the Midwestern advantage of being undistracted by cultural amenities.

@Blythe: Just kidding of course. Oklahoma is OK.

Mark Witteman said...

The Thursday Quiz ends when I say it ends!

These are mostly guesses. So what's new?

IS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12
ISN'T: 5, 7, 8, 11

Rebel said...

Fair enough... I'm setting my alarm clock next wednesday though!

(who new virtual glory could be so alluring)