Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Thursday Quiz XCVI

The Thursday Quiz!

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!


Here are twelve quotes that are arguably kind of famous, in that I dug them up in "famous quotes" collections. Some of them are from the Bible! And some are not!

Which of the following are from the Christian Bible?
1. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

2. Beware of entrance to a quarrel; but being in, bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.

3. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

4. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

5. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

6. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

7. Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed in one self place, for where we are is hell, and where hell is there must we ever be.

8. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

9. Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.

10. The quality of mercy is not strain'd, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.

11. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

12. Your neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, which faces toward Damascus.

Submit thy answers in the comments.


Elizabeth said...

1. Praise be!
2. No - Polonius, from Hamlet.
3. Glory to God!
4. Blessed be the Lord!
5. Hm - I want to say this is Aesop. So I will.
6. Thank you, Jesus!
7. No - Milton, maybe?
8. By the power vested in me, I say yes.
9. No - probably Shakespeare again.
10. No - definitely Shakespeare. Portia, I believe.
11. Amen, brother!
12. Oooh, sexy bible times! Though this could be tricksy M5K making up something that sounds like part of the Song of Solomon, I'm going to go for it, because I like the nose part.

Elaine said...

1. Um, NO (Sounds like Omar Khayyam...or a Chinese sage)
2. No, (Sounds like Shakespeare)
3. Yes?
4. Yes
5. Hmm (I am considering the lilies of the field, that toil not, neither do they spin....) No
6. Yes
7. No?
8. Yes
9. No (Machiavelli?)
10. No, (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, I think.)
11. Yes
12. Yes-- this has the flavor of Song of Solomon, and though I am tempted to say No because I do not remember these similes....why deprive M5000 of the pleasure of catching someone in his trap?

Elizabeth, do you not sleep?

Elaine said...

Just read Elizabeth's answers. Cracking up AGAIN!

fingerstothebone said...

OK, I'm going to use the random number generator to do this quiz. I'm running 'jot -r 1 0 1' for each question, and that returns to me a random number between 0 and 1. And following convention, I will make 0 False and 1 True.

Drum roll please...

1. F
2. T
3. T
4. T
5. T
6. T
7. T
8. F
9. F
10. F
11. F
12. F

So, how did jot do? (Although it didn't seem all that random, did it?)

Eversaved said...


Cartophiliac said...


Christine M. said...

Like a Buddhist ex-Catholic would know the Bible. Oh well, here's communion wine in your eye...

1. That sounds like a parish festival, so I'll say yes.
2. no
3. sure
4. Ooo! Ooo! I know this one! yes
5. sounds Bible-y
6. no
7. are you sure Buddha didn't say that? no
8. yes! I've been to enough weddings to know that one.
9. no
10. yes
11. yes
12. yes. Probably from the part of the bible the nuns wouldn't let us read.

Elaine said...

Did Cartophiliac really say THAT?

There seems to be very little consensus on these answers...though I admit I could not read Carto's.

d said...

well, and which bible. king james? good news?

1 ha ha no.
2 i'll take shakespeare over the christian god any day, but i don't think that's what you meant. no.
3 the bible often doesn't make sense, so this seems like it might be from there, but i'm gonna say no.
4 yes. new testament i believe. when jesus booted 'em out of the temple.
5 sure. christians seem to like everything small and meek. at least on the surface.
6 hmmm. this one's tough. i will say no.
7 no
8 oh the hypocrisy of the christians. yes.
9 no
10 i'm weary. yes.
11 definitely yes.
12 um. no.

mrs.5000 said...

1 yes
2 from the Book of Polonius--no
3 uh, yes?
4 yes
5 well, sounds like Aesop. no
6 huh! no
7 What is that? Sartre, the King James version? no
8 yes
9 Macchiavelli? no
10 Merchant of Venice, I think. no
11 yes
12 I'm not sure how I'd take it if someone said my nose was like the tower of Lebanon. And who wants a nose that's always facing Damascus, anyway? yes

Anonymous said...

1. Sounds like David or Solomon or someone - Yes.
2. No. (Shakespeare?)
3. Yes.
4. Yes, thank you Jesus.
5. No.
6. Oh yes.
7. No way.
8. Yes (?)
9. No way.
10. Yes.
11. No, no, no.
12. Yes, yes, yes. Your breasts are like two gazelles.

fingerstothebone said...

Well, I could read what Cartophiliac said, and I'd still say there's little consensus on this quiz.

Ben said...

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

DrSchnell said...

If only I'd been following "M5K Reads the Bible" more religiously....or, you know, been reading the thing myself....

1. nope.
2. nope. That sounds like Polonius in Hamlet
3. nope
4. yep
5. Sounds more like Aesop. Nope.
6. nope
7. nope
8. yup.
9. nope
10. yes
11. yes
12. Yes. If it is, it's in Song of Songs.....

Elizabeth said...

@Elaine - yes, but I do have my alarm clock slaved to the M5K quiz posting.

Michael5000 said...

Time's up, people!

1. "Eat, drink, and be merry" -- Luke 12:19.

2. "Beware of entrance to a quarrel" -- from Polonius, in Hamlet 1,3.

3. "Threescore and ten" -- Psalm 90:10.

4. "Love of money" -- 1 Timothy 6:10.

5. "Go to the ant" -- Proverbs 6:6.

6. "Greater love hath no man" -- John 15:13.

7. "Hell hath no limits" -- Christopher Marlowe, in "Faust" I think.

8. "Love is patient" -- 1 Corinthians 13:4.

9. "Princes learn no art truly" -- Ben Jonson

10. "Quality of mercy" -- Merchant of Venice 4,1.

11. "If thine enemy hunger" -- Romans 7:20.

12. "Nose is like the tower of Lebanon" -- Song of Solomon 7:4.

Michael5000 said...

...which means that Elizabeth has tied the record for consecutive Gold Stars, with two!

And, this is only the second time ever that both of the top two have won back to back! Blythe and Rex Parker took the Gold and Silver in TQVI and TQVII; years later, Elizabeth and Elaine repeat the feat in TQXCV and TQXCVI.

Taking the Blue Star is Eversaved, who's never out of the rankings for long these days.

And there are two Green Stars this week, to Quiz perennials la gringissima and Mrs.5000.

Fingers' random number generator, if you were wondering, finished dead last with a statistically perfect 6/12.

fingerstothebone said...

Well, at least it was perfect in some way...

Rebel said...

I'm abstaining on religious grounds.... and on the grounds that somehow this post didn't show up on my blog feed like normal.

Rebel said...

Also -what's with the KJV?