Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Thursday Quiz LXIV

The Thursday Quiz!

This season, the Thursday Quiz is a sequence game. Arrange the ten items in the proper sequence!

Remember always the Fundamental Rules of the Thursday Quiz:

1. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. Violators will lose their internet privileges. All of them. Permanently.
2. As long as you made it this far, you might as well play. It's not all about winning, you know. It's about using your knowledge and reason and making an educated guess. C'mon! It'll be fun!
A Brief History of Art

Here are ten great works of art, or at least ten works that we would generally treat as works of art. Arrange them chronologically, in order of their creation.
A:

B:

C:

D:

E:

F:

G:

H:

I:

J:


Post your answers in the comments.

20 comments:

fingerstothebone said...

c.
e.
a.
i.
h.
b.
j.
f.
g.
d.

Cartophiliac said...

c
e
a
h
b
j
i
d
g
f

Eversaved said...

C
E
A
H
I
B
F
D
G
Ahh!?

Serendipity said...

*sigh*

When I was working on my answers, my computer spontaneously decided to shut down to install some updates. I suppose I should have paid attention to the sign, but I'm stubborn about ignoring life's little hints sometimes. So. . .

A
C
E
H
I
J
B
D
G
F

Is there a possibility that you might someday add some kind of booby prize with a clever but kindly name as an incentive for those of us at the bottom of the heap?

La Gringissima said...

C, E, A, H, I, B, J, D, G, F

Jenners said...

Here for my weekly humiliation, sir!

A
C
E
B
H
I
J
F
G
D

d said...

c a e h i j b g d f

i always have high hopes for my performance in the arts quizzes and then end up failing miserably. sigh.

mrs.5000 said...

It's visual, it's chronological, it's. . . hey, it's pretty hard. At least I'm fuzzy on the antiquities.
1 A Chinese tomb
2 C Stonehenge
3 E King Tut
4 H Giotto lamentation
5 I Bosch Delights
6 B Velazquez Meninas
7 J Homer Medusa
8 D Monet bridge
9 G Van Gogh Starry Night
10 F Johns flag

Dan said...

C
E
A
H
I
B
J
G
D
F

Kadonkadonk said...

E,A,C,H,I,B,D,J,G,F

...or something.

Elizabeth said...

C
A
E
H
B
I
D
J
G
F

KarmaSartre said...

A / E / C / H / J / I / B / D / G / F

Ben said...

1. E
2. A
3. C
4. H
5. I
6. B
7. J
8. D
9. G
10. F

Phineas said...

c / e / a / h / i / b / j / d / g / f

Good to get back to a quiz. First one in the new format for me.

Phineas said...

Monet, Van Gogh......hope they're in the right order.

Unlike the esteemed Mrs. 5000, the antiquities were my favorite.

Does the new format seem to discourage commentary? I see less banter among the contestants today.

Michael5000 said...

ANSWERS


1: C, Stonehenge, 3000-1600 BCE
2: E, King Tutankhamun's funerary mask, c. 1330 BCE
3 A, The Terracotta Army, c. 210 BCE.
4 H, Giotto, The Lamentation, 1304-1306.
5 I, Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights, 1505.
6 B, Velazquez, Las Meninas, 1656.
7 J, Gericault, Raft of the Medusa, 1819.
8 G, Van Gogh, Starry Night, 1889.
9 D, Monet, Bridge at Giverny, 1899.
10 F, Johns, Flag, 1954.

Michael5000 said...

So, taking the TQLXIV Gold Star with a perfect sequence is the Business Casual Stag Devil Death Boy himself, Dan! It's Dan's third Star but his first Gold. w00t!

The second and third place finishers only reversed the Monet and the Van Gogh, a tough part of the sequence -- Monet only moved to Giverny late in life, is the deal. La gringissima grabs her fourth Silver Star, and Phineas his fifth Blue.

d, despite "failing miserably," takes home his fourth Green.

Kudos, too, to those who were right on his tail: Fingers, Carto, Mars.5000, Ben, and Eversaved.

Michael5000 said...

....that would be "Mrs.5000."

Yankee in England said...

was the Mars.5000 a Fruedian slip!

Dan said...

yes! gold star! gold star!

(easy, Dan. Act like you've been there before)