Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Monday Quiz LVIII

Name That Theme!

1. What are these folks up to?

2. What river? Bonus: What city?

3. What two incredibly famous landmarks are visible in this photo?

4. This is a page from The ________ ________.

5. What do the red lines indicate?

Submit your answers in the comments.


fingerstothebone said...

1. walking around the kabah during hajj
2. Ganges river, where? Not sure, I'll guess Mumbai...does the river even go there? Hmmm...
3. wailing wall and temple mount
4. hey, that's my did you get hold of it?!
5. a road that goes from France through Spain to Portugal?
6. chocolate

Anonymous said...

1. Being in Mecca at the end of a big ole Haj.
2. Ganges.
3. The Dome on the Rock and the Wailing Wall
4.Illuminated Manuscript that I can't identify. When I zoom in, it appears to be religious and Middle-ish English in nature.
5. Undoubtedly the route of some pilgrimage and/or crusade.

So, I think the theme is pilgrimage.

Anonymous said...

1 / Religious assembly in Mecca
2 / Ritual religious cleansing in the Ganges, not actually in a city but on a Bollywood set
3 / The Wailing Wall in the foreground, the Wailing Dome in the background
4 / Live Sea Scrolls
5 / A portion of the route of the famous Paris - Brest - Santiago - Brest - Paris bicycle race

I think the theme has something to do with humiliation. Hence the ritual cleansing, and the way I feel when something is identified as "incredibly famous" (as in #3) and I have no idea what it is.

Elizabeth said...

1. They are completing their Haj.
2. It's the Ganges. New Delhi?
3. The Wailing Wall and the Temple Dome (Dome of the Rock? Jerusalem Temple? something like that).
4. Book of Kells?
5. The different paths to Compostela. St. James. Scallop shells along the way.

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down in that place to sleep; and as I slept, I dreamed a dream.

Pilgrim's Progress

Karin said...

1. Well, they're performing one of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca.

2. The River Ganges, in India, duh, but in what city I have no idea, sadly.

3. The Wailing Wall and The Dome of the Rock.

4. Well, dang it, I've seen this before and feel like I should know what this is. Presumably, some reference to a pilgrimage. Pilgrim's Progress? Oh, I hate guessing.

5. El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage to (what may be) the remains of James, you know, from the Bible.

Rebel said...

1 Muslims are walking 7 times around.... that thing that was somehow related to Abraham but is now shrouded in a holy black cloth. They're fullfilling one of the laws of Islam.

2 The Ganges... will you take points off if I say something random like Calcutta?

3 The wailing wall and the temple of the nativity behind it? It's Jerusalem, we're probably looking at about a dozen highly significant religious landmarks... I think I see the garden of Gethsemeny over yonder.

4 The Holy Bible? (I got your two spaces hint there...I just don't know what to put in space one. Can't be a Gutenberg.

5. A pilgramage route to... uh Santiago il Compostala

jovaliquilts said...

1. On pilgrimage to Mecca
2. Ganges River
3. Dome of the Rock and ?
4. Book of Kells
5. Pilgrimage route

Cartophiliac said...

1. Doing that thing they do in Mecca that us infidels aren't supposed to see. Great, now we're all dead!
2. Ganges River.... Calcutta?
3. The Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock.
4. Doomsday Book
5. The Spring Break Tour of Northern Spain Cathedrals. Popular in 1223.

Eversaved said...

Oh! Oh! I think I know the answers!!
1. In Mecca, completing pilgrimage
2. Ganges River...don't know the city
3. The Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall
4. I can't actually read this. It appears to be an illuminated manuscript of the Eng-lish persuasion, I'm going to go with part of Pilgrim's Progress.
5. El camino de Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage route leading to...duh...Santiago de Compostela, where there is a church that supposedly has a Bible Guy's bones inside.

Eversaved said...

PS and the theme, obviously, is pilgrimage.

Anonymous said...

1. Worshipping at the Ka'aba (Mecca
2. Ganges; Benares?
3. Wailing Wall; Dome of the Rock
4. Book of Kells?
5. Pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela

Christine M. said...

1. the hajj
2. the ganges in benares
3. the dome of the rock and the wailing wall
4. since the theme is pilgrimages, but 'pilgrim's progress' was written much too late to be illuminated, i'm going to guess 'the canterbury tales'
5. the pilgrimage route to santiago de compostela.

d said...

1. they are partaking in hajj (sp?), the annual muslim religious pilgrimage.

2. the ganges. calcutta?

3. the wailing wall and the dome of the rock

4.the book of kells

5. portugese pilgrimage but i can't remember the goal.

Jenners said...

I think this may be the end of the line for me on these quizzes. I'm just stumped and can't even hazard an amusing guess!

Anonymous said...

Let's go pilgrimin'!
1 They're on pilgrimage in Mecca. Crowds gather for the #1 Moslem rock show!
2 The Ganges. I can almost see Apu's father, but I can't remember the city. Madras?
3 The Wailing Wall and Temple of Jerusalem.
4 Canterbury Tales
5 The traditional walking route for pilgrims headed to Santiago de Compostela.

Nichim said...

1. Making the haaj
2. The Ganges River
3. The Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock
4. The Pilgrim's Progress
5. A nice pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. I bet you could see a lot of good relics if you were to follow this route.

DrSchnell said...

"Pilgrimaaaage.... has gained momentum!....."

1. The hajj to Mecca - this is the something-that-starts-with-K-that-looks-kinda-like-Kabbalah. Something about a meteorite.
2. Ganges R. In Delhi?
3. Dome of the Rock, and Wailing/western Wall.
4. Canterbury Tales?
5. A pilgrimage route to , um, some pilgrimage place. For Catholic types.

Ben said...

1. They are attending services during their pilgrimage to Mecca.
2. The river Ganges? In New Delhi?
3. The Wailing Wall and incredibly famous gold-domed temple in Jerusalem.
4. It looks like illuminated text from the Guttenberg (sp?) Bible.
5. This looks like it could be some pilgrimage route through (to?) Spain that is unknown to me.

As for the theme of this week's quiz, I can only narrow it down to important objects, sites, and routes of religious importance. I'm sure you're looking for something more specific. I would say simply "religious pilgrimages", but I'm not sure how #4 fits into that category (if I've even identified it correctly).

Kritkrat said...

Pilgrimage in Mecca
Wailing wall and ?
Um, the Qur'an?
Um, what was the questions again?

Chance said...

Walking around something in Mecca. It's a Hajj.

Ganges. I've been there! Varanasi?

wailing wall and Golden mosque

Book of Kells

Santiago Road

Um... theme is ancient rituals of the dead? I dunno

Anonymous said...

Theme: Pilgrimage
1. Walking in circles at Mecca
2. Ganges and I have no idea the city.
3. The Wailing Wall and oh, damn, it' s on the tip of my tongue
4.The Canterbury Tales.
5.Pilgrimage route following the steps of .... oh, oh, which dratted disciple was it.

Clearly, I am going to hell.

Morgan said...

1. They're in Mecca circling a big black slab of rock.
2. The India River. Mumbai?
3. The tomb of Muhammad and the sky.
4. Quran thingy
5. The road to Mecca.

Morgan said...

Dang, I thought the Islam religion was the theme, not pilgrimage.

Michael5000 said...

Well, let's see.

We've got:

1: People completing the Haj in Mecca.

2: The Ganges in Varanasi, or Benares -- same place -- in India.

3: The Western/Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock.

4: The Canterbury Tales.

5: The pilgramage route(s) across southwestern France and northern Spain to Santiago de Compostala.

Michael5000 said...

So, if I was going to play hardball, only la gringissima got 'em all. Unfortunately for her, I feel bad about how tough it was to recognize Ye Canterbury Tales once the image got shrunk.

Therefore, the following hoopy froods will also take home an E.P. this week:


DrSchnell and Mrs.5000 continue to be first and second on the all-time Monday Quiz leaderboard, while Eversaved becomes the 51st human to score a MQ EP! Congrats all round!

Rebel said...

I hate this blog. =(

Nichim said...

Yeah, if I would have been able to read it I would have identified Canterbury tales. I thought it was a pretty fancy edition of Pilgrimʼs Progress, but it seemed to fit the theme.

Eversaved said...

I love this blog. Except that it makes me feel stupid some days.

Maybe I won't have nightmares any more involving the quizzes. Or maybe I will-except in them I'll always ALMOST get everything right.