Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Thursday Quiz C

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz has been 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!

How Things End.

IS IT or ISN'T it The End, my beautiful friend, The End?

1. The Beatles' "White Album" ends with the short song "Her Majesty."

2. Beethoven's 6th Symphony ends with what was at the time a highly unusual 5th movement, titled "Shepherds' song; cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm."

3. Benjamin Harrison’s administration ended when he was voted out of office in a landslide due to public outrage over conduct of the Mexican War.

4. Britain's War of the Roses ended with the elimination of the Plantagenet dynasty and its replacement by the Tudors, who would rule for the following century.

5. Edward VIII's reign as King of England ended in 1936 when he abdicated so that he could marry an American divorcee.

6. Hamlet ends with Prince Fortinbras of Norway suddenly becoming the King of Denmark.

7. Interstate 70 ends at San Francisco, California on the west, and Miami, Florida on the east.

8. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit ends with the short sentence "'Well, I'm back,' he said."

9. The movie Citizen Kane ends with a shot of a dying man uttering the word "Rosebud," then dropping a snow globe on the floor.

10. The Nirvana song "All Apologies" ends with Kurt Cobain repeating the phrase "All in all is all we are."

11. The Oklahoma panhandle ends, to the west, at a short border with New Mexico.

12. The Rio Grande River ends where it meets the Gulf of Mexico in the harbor of Houston, Texas.

Submit your answers in the comments.

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

At the end of the day, a quick round of guessing, then off to finish "Howard's End".

1. No idea. Yes.
2. Pastoral, so sure.
3. No, wasn't that Teapot Dome that did him in?
4. No?
5. Yes.
6. Well, he's about the only person alive at the end, but I don't know that made him the king. No.
7. Yes?
8. No. That's the end of the LOTR trilogy.
9. Rosebud yes, snow globe no. No.
10. Grunge guess yes.
11. Yes?
12. No. Maybe. I don't know. No.

Yeesh.

Elaine said...

I'm baaa-ack.
But apparently no wiser!
1. Like I would know. No
2. Hmm. Seldom listen to this one. Yes. (but I am guessing)
3. Didn't he just die of pneumonia after a few weeks in office? Darned old Inauguration! No.
4. The WarS (plural) of the Roses (York vs Lancaster) did end with Henry Tudor's taking the throne, so Yes.
5. Yessirree, as fast as you can say Wallis Warfield Simpson.
6. Hmm..No.
7. Nah
8. Sure. (have no clue)
9. NO. the sled is dumped on a fire
10. Who cares? time for Yes.
11. Hmmm....I'm saying NO, but I've never cared to check.
12. No, don't think so!

DrSchnell said...

1. No - that's Abbey Road
2. Yes
3. No
4. Yes
5. Yes
6. No - it ends in a big pile of corpses
7. no
8. yes
9. yes
10. yes
11. Yes
12. no

No more Thursday quizzes? You big meanie!

Cartophiliac said...

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

La Gringissima said...

1. have no idea. no
2. sure
3. no
4. yes
5. yes
6. i have no idea. no
7. ok, i know this one. no
8. yes
9. yes
10. dunno. yes?
11. yes
12. no no no.

The Calico Cat said...

Number 1 Yep
Number 2 Nope
Number 3 Yep
Number 4 yep
Number 5 yep
Number 6 Yep
Number 7 goes from your state to mine... So that would be a nope
Number 8 Nope
Number 9 yep
Number 10 yep
Number 11 Yep
Number 12 Nope

Admittedly a half hearted attmept that I wasn't going to bother with after reading number 1

d said...

i maybe should've waited to take this until the end of the day.

1n. i think. i hate the beatles so i own none of their albums, but i think that album ends with 'abbey road.'

2n. i like shepherds, but i doubt beethoven did.

3y. that sounds right.

4y. that also sounds right.

5y. i mean, who doesn't want to marry an american divorcee? and how come there's no male form of that word?

6(um)y? at least i seem to remember that he was pretty much the only one still alive at the end of that damn thing. why not make him king of something?

7n! much further north on both ends.

8n that's lotr i think. very tricksy though.

9sure. i've never seen it. i know. i know.

10y. it's in there at least. i can't remember if it ends that way.

11y.

12n. i don't believe that houston has a harbor.

very entertaining quiz this week michael. did you ever grade last week's?

mrs.5000 said...

1 no, that's Abbey Road. The White Album doesn't end.
2 after what I used to think of as the part with the dancing bears. Yes.
3 uh, no
4 uh, yes
5 uh, yes
6 a kingdom to whomever will clean up the place, yes.
7 that doesn't sound very east-westy to me. No.
8 no, that's The Lord of the Rings.
9 No, I don't think so, except in the sense that "The end is in the beginning."
10 No idea. Yes.
11 I had to sketch this out, but it looks right. Yes.
12 Nope. That's crazy talk.

mrs.5000 said...

The End? Oh my! Thank you for a hundred Thursday quizzes!

Dug said...

1. yes
2. no
3. yes
4. I doubt it.
5. yes
6. no
7. no
8. I think so
9. no
10. yes-and what an ending it is!
11. yes
12. no

Elaine said...

What? You are ENDing the quiz? But, but...I just got here!
Aren't you coming back from vacation?
Aren't we your LOYAL fans?

Say it ain't so, M5000!

Michael5000 said...

1. The Beatles -- NO. "Her Majesty" is the last song on "Abbey Road."

2. Beethoven's 6th Symphony -- YES. And it's awesome.

3. Benjamin Harrison -- NO. Nothing true about it.

4. Britain's War of the Roses -- TRUE.

5. Edward VIII -- YEP.

6. Hamlet ends with Prince Fortinbras of Norway suddenly becoming the King of Denmark -- SURE IT DOES. After all, he and Horatio are about the only people still standing.

7. Interstate 70 -- NO. I-70 goes from Baltimore in the east to the middle of nowhere, in Utah, where it stops dead at I-15.

8. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit -- NAH, that's the LOR trilogy.

9. The movie Citizen Kane ends with a shot of a dying man... -- NAH, it BEGINS with that shot.

10. The Nirvana song "All Apologies" -- YES.

11. The Oklahoma panhandle ends, to the west, at a short border with New Mexico. -- IT SURE DOES.

12. The Rio Grande River ends where it meets the Gulf of Mexico in the harbor of Houston, Texas. -- NO, the Rio Grande ends more or less at Brownsville.

Michael5000 said...

Leaving Mrs.5000 with the TQC Gold Star, Elaine with the Silver, DrSchnell with the Blue, and Greens to la gringissima, The Calico Cat, and d.

Thanks for playing the Thursday Quiz!

All in all is all we are!

The Calico Cat said...

Why did I assume that Cove Fort was in Oregon? (I'll have too look more closely at that sign when I drive home from Baltimore next.) OOPS

Voron X said...

1. I should know this, as I own it. I'll guess ISN'T.
2. No clue. I'll guess IS.
3. dunno. Guess ISN'T, since we won that war pretty handily.
4. I'm pretty sure it's IS, though the Houses of Lancaster and York were fighting in there somewhere.
5. IS!
6. Um, Isn't? don't know who was king, after the fiasco, but it ends with "Good Night, Sweet Prince, and may angels yadda something, swiftly something peace/rest." I think.
7. ISN'T!!! I've been to the end of I-70 many times. It ends in Baltimore, MD
8. IS!
9. still haven't seen it. I think it starts that way. Maybe it ends that way, but I'll guess isn't.
10. IS!
11. IS!
12. Isn't, cause Houston is farther north, i believe.