The Thursday Quiz is a twelve item is-it-or-isn't-it test of your knowledge, reasoning, stamina, and moxie!
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 never be able to look at themselves in the mirror again.
2. Don't get all stressed out about it! It's supposed to be fun!
We've got some true facts about boardgames, and some much less true facts. Which is which?
1. New York Avenue, Tennessee Avenue, and St. James Place are the green-colored properties in Monopoly.
2. Although many players of Monopoly customarily pay all fees and fines into a special fund that is collected by any player who lands on the “Free Parking” space, this practice is not actually found in the official rules.
3. Although Chutes and Ladders is often played “naively” by children, there is a community of adult players who apply complex strategic thinking to the game.
4. Outside of North America, the game Clue is called Cluedo and the character of “Mr. Green” is called “Reverend Green.”
5. In the classic version of Clue, it would be possible for the murderer to have “killed Miss Scarlet, in the Library, with a Wrench.”
6. In this position in the game of Chess, is it possible for white to move once and cause a checkmate.
7. And in THIS position, it is possible for white to move once and cause a checkmate.
8. Because they can jump over other pieces, Knights are generally considered more powerful chess pieces than Bishops or Rooks.
9. Territories on the classic Risk board include Madagascar, Yakutsk, Ural, and Ukraine.
10. The highest scoring letters in Scrabble are Q, X, and J.
11. If the first word played in a Scrabble game was “aioli,” it could be worth either 10 or 12 points.
12. The rules of Life – the board game by Milton Bradley – have been modified several times in the last twenty years to make the game more “realistic” and to instill more positive values in children.
State your answers in the comments.