Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Thursday Quiz XLI

Welcome back to

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "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 fundamentals:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will find themselves on the cutting room floor.
This Week's Category is far too small to be detected by the naked eye:

The Chemical Elements II

Is it or isn't it a real chemical element?

[Note: If it's an actual element, the chemical symbol and atomic number are real too. If it's NOT an actual element, then obviously I had to make the symbol and number up.]

1. Beryllium - Be - 4
2. Fluorine - F - 9
3. Bronze - B - 12
4. Argon - Ar - 18
5. Scandium - Sc - 21
6. Laudinum - Ld - 27
7. Nickel - Ni - 28
8. Krypton - Kr - 36
9. Yttrium - Y - 39
10. Byzantium - Bt - 63
11. Platinum - Pt - 78
12. Londinium - Ln - 79

Post your answers in the comments.



(The first Thursday Quiz on the Chemical Elements was TQVII. Blythe took the Gold.)

22 comments:

Karmasartre said...

1 / Y
2 / Y
3 / N
4 / Y
5 / N
6 / N
7 / Y
8 / Y
9 / N
10 / N
11 / Y
12 / N

oily gus said...

although a craptastic effort here it goes...

1y,
2y,
3n,
4y,
5n,
6n,
7y,
8n,
9n,
10n,
11y,
12n

Rebel said...

So the other day I was at a party with a guy wearing a periodic table of the elements shirt... I'm kinda wishing I'd spent a little more time staring at his chest. But you know, I don't think his wife would have appreciated it... so here goes.


1 is
2 is
3 isn't - Bronze is an alloy
4 is
5 isn't?
6 isn't
7 is
8 is
9 isn't
10 is
11 isn't
12 is

Yankee in England said...

T
T
F
T
F
F
T
T
F
F
F
F

The Calico Cat said...

I could have barely squeeked by on this test about 20 years ago - not any more... (I HATED Chemistry!)

La Gringissima said...

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

d said...

1y, 2n, 3n, 4y, 5n, 6n, 7y, 8n, 9n, 10n, 11y, 12y

gS49 said...

1 y
2 y
3 n -- an alloy
4 y
5 y
6 n -- not so certain
7 y
8 y -- from the planet (not)
9 y
10 n
11 y
12 y

Elizabeth said...

1. yes
2. no, misspelled
3. no, alloy
4. yes
5. scandalously, yes!
6. no, but it would be a sleepy one
7. if I had one for every time someone said 'yes' ...
8. Lex wishes it were so, but no
9. Yyes.
10. Yes.
11. Yes.
12. No.

Dug said...

Thought I'd step in for a random quiz 'casue I love me some chemistry.

1-n
2-y
3-n
4-y
5-n
6-n
7-y
8-n
9-n
10-n
11-y
12-n

DrSchnell said...

1. Yes
2. No
3. No
4. Yes
5. Yes
6. Hmmm.. I'll say no.
7. Yes
8. Yes
9. No
10. Ha! No.
11. No
12. sure, why not?

mrs.5000 said...

Hmmm, I was warned today's quiz topic might bring back unpleasant memories. Presumably of my performance on Chemical Elements I. But no, I've successfully blocked those out.

1 Shouldn't #4 be something, like, important? And light? Like oxygen, maybe. No.
2 Fluorine? Crazy talk. What is this fluorine you speak of. No.
3 Bronze, an alloy. No.
4 Arrrr, Matey! Yes.
5 Uh, no to Scammium, or Scandahoovium, or whatever you're selling here.
6 It's laudanum that you're taking. No.
7 Nickel. At last another yes!
8 Pocketful of Krypton? Uh, yes? Hey, the memories of not knowing my elements are flooding back!
9 Yttrium. That's ridiculous, sounds like some Norse dragon. Yes.
10 Byzantium, now that sounds plausible. . . Ha! No.
11 Go platinum, yes.
12 Londinium. Isn't that a symphony by Haydnium? Yes.

Critical Bill said...

1. Is
2. Is
3. Isn't
4. Is
5. Isn't
6. Isn't
7. Is
8. Isn't
9. Isn't
10. Isn't
11. Is
12. Isn't

Nichim said...

1. Is
2. Isn't
3. Isn't
4. Is
5. Is
6. Isn't
7. Is
8. Is
9. Is
10. Isn't
11. Is
12. Isn't
Thanks again for making remember how much I really did learn in eighth grade, and how much I've forgotten since then.

KelleyI said...

1. Is
2. Is
3. Isn't
4. Is
5. Isn't
6. Isn't
7. Is
8. Isn't
9. Is
10.Is
11.Is
12.Isn't

How many answers can I get wrong before my blogon priviledges are taken away? :(

Phineas said...

This is not right. I submit my comment and get "blogger not available" following my phantom entry on Monday. Not my week. Starting over.....minus some already forgotten not-to-witty comments. Oh yeah - "Hated Chemistry, loved the crazy table".

1. Positive
2. Positive
3. Negative
4. Positive
5. Positive
6. Unsure-i-tive
7. Nice try. Positive
8. Positive
9. Positive
10. Nice one. Negative
11. Positive
12. Negative

Hopefully the numbers and symbols are not too messed around with. They probably are cuz I gots way too many positives up there.

So - circling back - #6 - negative.

Phineas

boo said...

1. Is
2. Is
3. Isn't
4. Is
5. Isn't
6. Isn't
7. Is
8. Is
9. Isn't
10. Isn't
11. Is
12. Isn't

This chart is one I would like to study more in a coloring book kind of way. I should know it better. I have a few images saved of cool ones somewheres.

Michael5000 said...

Here goes:

1. Beryllium - Yes
2. Fluorine - Yes (Or, if you said it was wrong because it was misspelled before I corrected it.)
3. Bronze - No.
4. Argon - Yes
5. Scandium - Poor Scandium. It is a lonely element.
6. Laudinum - Nope.
7. Nickel - Yes.
8. Krypton - 'Fraid so.
9. Yttrium - Yes.
10. Byzantium - No way.
11. Platinum - Yes.
12. Londinium - No. If it sounds familiar, it's because this was the Roman name for the city we know and love as "London."

Michael5000 said...

Out of a strong field across the board this week, there was only one perfect 12/12 entry. That goes to Phineas, who starts the Fifth Season out right by bringing the TQXLI Gold Star home to, if memory serves, the Lone Star State. Far from being "lone," however, it is his ~fourth~ Gold Star!

Newcomer gs49 becomes the 51rst L&TM5K Quiz winner by taking the Silver Star.

And Nichim shows that she hasn't really forgotten so much after all by taking the Blue. It is her second Star in TQ play.

Michael5000 said...

Thanks for playing, everyone!

karmasartre said...

The blue star is actually an alloy.

Michael5000 said...

True. And the "Gold" Star is actually made of Londinium.