Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Thursday Quiz XVII

But soft! What light in yonder window breaks? 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 that which befalleth the unrighteous:
No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will owe a pound of flesh.
This Week's Category requires you to distinguish between a hawk and a handsaw! So to speak!

Shakespearean Quotation

Some of these are quotations from the plays of Shakespeare. Since having the "wrong" answers be quotations from "The Simpsons" turned out to be too easy, they will actually be from the King James Bible. So: the Bard, or the Bible?

1. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

2. Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

3. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

4. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

5. I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof; now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples; And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

6. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me.

7. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.

8. Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

9. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it soon cut off, and we fly away.

10. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.

11. What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!

12. Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.

Submit thee thine answers in the form of a comment.

15 comments:

Rebel said...

I started out feeling confident... but I know far less Shakespeare than I should

1 Bible
2 Bard
3 Bible
4 Bard
5 Bible
6 Bard
7 Bard
8 Bible
9 Bard
10 Bard
11 Bard
12 Bard


BTW - all the cool kids are reading the NIV now. =P

Phineas said...

1.No
2.Yes
3.No
4.No
5.Yes
6.Yes
7.Yes
8.No
9.Yes
10.Yes
11.No
12.Yes

Groggily doing the quiz at 5 am last week resulted in sloppy entry. Hopefully this early am entry will be more successful.

Becky said...

1. Bible
2. WS
3. Bible
4. Bible
5. Bible. But I wish it were Homer Simpson.
6. Eh... WS?
7. WS
8. Bible
9. Bible
10. Great line. WS
11. Even better line. WS
12. WS

Laura said...

1. Bible
2. Shakespeare
3. Bible
4. Bible
5. Shakespeare
6. Shakespeare
7. Shakespeare
8. Bible
9. Shakespeare
10. Bible
11. Shakespeare
12. Shakespeare

mrs.5000 said...

Methinks I did a fairly rotten job, but. . .
Yea to 2, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Karmasartre said...

1 Bible
2 Willy
3 Bible
4 Bible
5 Bible
6 Bible
7 Willy
8 Bible
9 Bible
10 Willy
11 Willy
12 Willy
13 Simpsons

missy said...

1. Bible
2. Bard
3. Bible
4. Bible
5. Bible
6. Bible
7. Bard
8. Bible
9. Bard
10. Bard
11. Bard
12. Bard

I think I did pretty well on these...

Bridget Benton said...

Ok, here goes:

1. bible
2. bard
3. bible
4. bible
5. bible
6. bard
7. bard
8. bard
9. bard
10. bard
11. bard
12. bard

yowza. may all the ministerial and literary types of my acquaintence forgive me . . .

Kate said...

I may be making a fool of myself here, but I'll give it a whirl anyway.

1. Bible
2. Bard
3. Bible
4. Bible
5. Bible (Song of Solomon, I believe)
6. Bard
7. Bard
8. Hmmmm. Bible.
9. Bard
10. Bard
11. Bard
12. Bard

Sandy said...

1. bible
2. bard
3. bible
4. bible
5. bard
6. bible
7. bard
8. bible
9. bible
10.bard
11. bard
12. bard

I've decided to not spend any of my precious quiz time (now, or in future quizzes) lamenting my ignorance. Instead I will just jump in, devil-may-care, and see what happens. Rex can tell you I'm not usually much of a devil-may-care person, (in fact, this may be the first time I've ever actually used the phrase) so this is a big step for me.

Rex Parker said...

2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 = Bard?

d said...

oh sweet baby jesus. i was so not ready for god v will. but here we go.

1. bible
2. bard
3. bible
4. bible
5. bard
6. bard
7. bard
8. bible
9. bard
10. bard
11. bard (fo sho)
12. bard (fo sho)

m5k. good one. nice duel.

Boo said...

1. Bible
2. Bard
3. Bard
4. Bible
5. Bard
6. Bard eek Bible
7. Bard
8. Bible
9. Bard
10. Bard
11. Bard
12. Bard

I almost forgot this! And it was the Bard too. Shame on me.

Michael5000 said...

Excellent, excellent. Very nicely parsed, everyone. Here's the deal:

1. "eye of a needle" Matthew 19:24.

2. "greatness" Twelfth Night II,V.

3. "love of money" I Timothy 6:10.

4. "love his brother also" I John 4:something.

5. "hubba hubba" Song of Solomon 7:8-9.

6. "seeds of time" MacBeth I,III.

7. "death, a necessary end" Julius Caeser II,II.

8. "vain shew" Psalms 39:6.

9. "threescore and ten" Psalms 90:10.

10. "evil that men do" Julius Caeser III,II.

11. "piece of work" Hamlet II,II.

12. "green one red" MacBeth II, II.

Michael5000 said...


Four stars this week, two to veterans and two to newcomers.

Taking home the TQXVII Gold Star, and becoming only the fourth-ever back-to-back champion, is Becky. Can she be the first ever to make it three in a row? Tune in next week.

Returning to form with the Silver Star -- his sixth(!) -- is Quiz Legend Rex Parker.

Establishing his trophy case with the TQXVII Blue Star is Karmasatre.

And, claiming a Green in her debut stab at quiz competition is Kate.

The top two had 12/12, the second two 11/12, by the way. Lots of y'all had 10/12. Sweet!