Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Thursday Quiz LIII

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 civic code:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will be sent downtown for "questioning."
This Week's Category will grind you up and spit you out like a million other chumps that were drawn to it by the bright lights and the false hopes of fame and easy money!

Really Big Cities II

All of the following cities are in the world's largest 100. For each city, IS IT or ISN'T IT listed with the correct country?
1. Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2. Busan, Bulgaria
3. Dhaka, Bangladesh
4. Hyderabad, Pakistan
5. Jakarta, Malaysia
6. Khartoum, Tajikistan
7. Kinshasa, Kenya
8. Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia
9. Lahore, Iran
10. Luanda, Angola
11. Medellin, Honduras
12. Shenzhen, South Korea

Post your answers in the comments.

(The first Thursday Quiz on Really Big Cities was TQXI, back in November 2007. Blythe took the Gold.)


Anonymous said...

1. Is
2. Isn't (South Korea - or is Pusan a different city? I never know with transliteration)
3. Is
4. Is
5. Isn't (Indonesia)
6. Isn't (Sudan)
7. Is
8. Isn't
9. Isn't (Pakistan)
10. Is
11. Isn't (Colombia)
12. Isn't

Karin said...

1. isn't
2. isn't
3. isn't
4. is
5. isn't
6. isn't
7. is
8. isn't
9. isn't
10. is
11. isn't
12. isn't

margaret said...

1. is
2. isn't
3. is
4. is
5. isn't
6. isn't
7. isn't
8. isn't. Did you know KL's biggest claim to fame was the then world's tallest flagpole? Luckily, the multiculinary night market made up for it.
9. isn't
10. isn't
11. isn't
12. isn't. You will never impress your Chinese bosses thusly. You know we'll all eventually have Chinese bosses, right?

I love that I got to take the Thursday quiz on a Wednesday.

fingerstothebone said...

1. I don't know, so I'll say yes.
2. Again, no idea, so I'll say yes.
3. Yes.
4. Yes.
5. No.
6. No.
7. Yes?
8. No.
9. No.
10. Yes, because I have no idea.
11. No, doesn't sound quite right.
12. No.

The Calico Cat said...

pass on the quiz but I have to comment...

I hope there is at least one
"la(w)hore" in Iran... :o)

gS49 said...

1 yes
2 no
3 yes
4 yes
5 no
6 no
7 no (or yes--I'm not sure)
8 no
9 no
10 yes
11 no
12 no

d said...

i should really just stop trying, but apparently i'm a bit of a masochist.
1y, 2n, 3y, 4y, 5y, 6n, 7n, 8n, 9n, 10y, 11y, 12n

Elizabeth said...

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

That's a lot of negativity. I'm assuming one of us prefers smaller jewels of metropoli such as Portland.

Rex Parker said...

Well, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 are "ISN'T"

I'm going to say 12 is wrong too.

And 2 is wrong.

The rest, "IS"


karmaSartre said...

1 / is
2 / isn't
3 / Is
4 / is
5 / isn't
6 / isn't
7 / is
8 / isn't
9 / isn't
10/ is
11 / isn't
12 / isn't

CPM said...

1. is
2. is
3. is
4. is
5. isn't
6. isn't
7. is
8. isn't
9. isn't
10. is
11. isn't
12. isn't

DrSchnell said...

1. Well, you said that it's a real city name, or I'd say "bullshit, that's not a real city name." So I'll go in the opposite direction and say yes, it is.
2. No
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. No - Indonesia
6. No - Sudan
7. No - one o' them Congos. The biggun.
8. No - Malaysia
9. No - Pakistan
10. Yes
11. No - Colombia
12. No - China

boo said...

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

Oh man. I guessed so badly. But I am reminded that I love the word Jakarta and would have named a child that and called it Jack for short.

Michael5000 said...

OK, here are the results!

1. Belo Horizonte, Brazil -- YES. the 57th largest city in the world.

2. Busan, Bulgaria -- NO. Busan, S. Korea, is the 83rd largest city.

3. Dhaka, Bangladesh -- YES. the 35th largest city.

4. Hyderabad, Pakistan -- Problematic! NO. Hyderabad, INDIA is the 43rd largest city. But it turns out there's a Hyderabad, Pakistan, that at 1/6 the size of India's city is still a fairly big town. Since everybody who played got it wrong (or 1/6 right, or whatever), this question fortunately did not screw up the scoring.

5. Jakarta, Malaysia -- NO. Jakarta, Indonesia, is widely considered the 2nd largest city these days.

6. Khartoum, Tajikistan -- NO. Khartoum, Sudan, is the 58th largest city.

7. Kinshasa, Kenya -- NO. Kinshasha, Congo/Zaire, is the 29th largest city.

8. Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia -- NO. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the 48th largest city.

9. Lahore, Iran -- NO. Lahore, Pakistan, is the 40th largest city.

10. Luanda, Angola -- Yes. the 88th largest city.

11. Medellin, Honduras -- NO. Medellin, Colombia, is the 98th largest city.

12. Shenzhen, South Korea -- NO. Shenzhen, China, is the 19th largest city.

Michael5000 said...

Wow! It's a slugfest tonight!

Leading off is gs49, taking home the TQLIII Gold Star. That's three Golds now for gs49, who moves into the tie for fouth on the all time Gold leaderboard.

The Silver Star goes to the always-dangerous DrSchnell, his sixth and his eighteenth Star overall. That puts him in undisputed second on the leaderboard in both the Silver Stars and toal Stars categories!

Nichim takes the Blue Star, her third and her sixth Star overall.

A whopping FOUR Green Stars this week, with recipients ranging from the indominable Rex Parker, first place in both Greens and in total Stars, to newcomer Margaret, who initiates her M5K Quiz trophy case. Margaret is the 40th person to take home Thursday Quiz lucre.

Veterans Elizabeth and Karmasartre also added Green Stars to their more established trophy cases.

Michael5000 said...

@margaret: Oh, I already had one. He was great!

@Calico: NOW who's talkin' naughty?

@boo: I liked it even better when it was called "Djakarta." And "Batavia" is a quaintly quirky name for a Southeast Asian city, if you can get over the sad colonial oppression of it all...

The Calico Cat said...

Point taken... But... In a theocracy... Come on you opened yourself up to that one!

Michael5000 said...

@Calico: Nah, I liked it! : )

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