Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Thursday Quiz IIC

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!

Unimaginably Vast Asian Cities!

My goodness, some of these places are just so incredibly huge that it seems like they should sound kind of familiar. Except, some of them I just confabulated. IS THEY or ISN'T THEY real big Asian cities?

1. Antananarivo, Mongolia: 2.2 million

2. Busan, South Korea: 3.3 million

3. Chengdu, China: 2.3 million

4. Chittagong, Bangladesh: 2.6 million

5. Harbin, China: 2.7 million

6. Lauxhin, China: 4.3 million

7. Manaus, Cambodia: 2.8 million

8. Myanming, Burma: 3.4 million

9. Riga, Bangladesh: 3.1 million

10. Surabaya, Indonesia: 3 million

11. Wuhan, China: 4.5 million

12. Xi’an, China: 2.6 million

Submit your incredibly vast answers in the comments.

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Given that my mother and roommate semirecently spent two weeks in China, plus "Turandot" is my favorite opera ever, I should kick ass in this quiz. Or not. Here we go:

1. No, I don't like that name.
2. Yes.
3. Yes.
4. No, the city is okay but not sure about the country.
5. Yes.
6. No.
7. No.
8. No.
9. No. Oh, dear, that's too many no answers in a row. Well, so be it.
10. Yes.
11. No.
12. Yes.

Xi'an is mentioned in one of the lovelier songs in "Turandot."

The Calico Cat said...

The Chinese cities - yes, the rest - no

(I am only sure about 2 answers.)

La Gringuísima said...

Oh, brother. Here goes.

1. no
2. yes
3. yes
4. yes, and the only one I've heard of.
5. yes
6. no
7. no
8. no
9. no
10. yes
11. yes
12. yes

Cartophiliac said...

1. no
2. no
3. yes
4. yes
5. yes
6. yes
7. no
8. no
9. no
10. yes
11. yes
12. yes

d said...

1n 2y 3y 4y 5n 6y 7y 8n 9y 10y 11n 12y

DrSchnell said...

1. No. Does Mongolia even have that many people in the whole country?
2. yes
3. yes
4. I like this name and want it to exist, so I'll say yes.
5. no
6. yes
7. no
8. no
9. No - that's in Latvia
10. yes
11.yes
12. yes

DrSchnell said...

You'll be happy to know that The Google comes up with LATofM5K as the first option if you Google #8 (which I did after I sent my answers in to see if I was right about the ones I wasn't sure of). In all likelihood, you'll probably make an appearance in some poor college freshman's cobbled-together-at-the-last-minute term paper about the Country Formerly Known as Burma.

mrs.5000 said...

1 no
2 yes
3 yes
4 no
5 no
6 yes
7 no
8 no
9 10
10 yes
11 no
12 yes
incredibly vast ignorance, alack...

fingerstothebone said...

Jot wants to play!

1. yes
2. no
3. yes
4. yes
5. no
6. no
7. no
8. no
9. yes
10. yes
11. no
12. yes

fingerstothebone said...

Now I play, even though I already looked at jot's answers...that's allowed, right?

1. no
2. yes
3. yes
4. yes
5. yes
6. no
7. no
8. no
9. yes
10. no
11. yes
12. yes

Ben said...

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

nichim said...

1. No
2. Oh yes
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. No
6. No
7. Yes
8. No
9. No no no I guessed on all the other ones just so I could enjoy saying no to this one and laughing again at how much you love Estonia
10. Yes
11. Yes
12. Yes

nichim said...

< blushes bright red > I responded too quickly and screwed up my Baltics!

Morgan said...

I'm going to say no to them all.

mhwitt said...

No: Antananarivo, Riga, Manaus, Myanming, Lauxhin

Yes: Busan, Chengdu, Chittagong, Harbin, Surabaya, Wuhan, Xi’an

Michael5000 said...

1. Antananarivo, Mongolia -- NO WAY. Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar.

2. Busan, South Korea -- YES

3. Chengdu, China -- YES

4. Chittagong, Bangladesh -- YES

5. Harbin, China -- YES

6. Lauxhin, China -- NO. I just made it up.

7. Manaus, Cambodia -- NO. Manaus is the Brazilian city in the heart of the Amazon.

8. Myanming, Burma -- NO. Made it up, deviously taking advantage of your mild confusion over "Myanmar," the alternative name for Burma.

9. Riga, Bangladesh -- NO. Riga is the capital of Esto... psych! It's the capital of Latvia.

10. Surabaya, Indonesia -- YES.

11. Wuhan, China -- YES.

12. Xi’an, China -- YES.

Michael5000 said...

Yielding a Gold Star for the always formidable la gringissima and a Silver Star for mhwitt, both of whom nailed it with 12 correct responses.

The Blue goes to Elizabeth, who score 10/12. Green Stars to the other 10/12ers: Cartophiliac, DrSchnell, fingerstothebone, and the blushing nichim!