Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Wednesday Quiz III:6 -- The Quiz of Sixes


The Wednesday Quiz -- Season III -- Quiz 6

The Quiz of Sixes

The Wednesday Quiz is a "closed-book" test of knowledge and intuition; please do not look up answers, ask others for help, or answer as a team.

Questions about the rules and the ~Fabulous Prizes~ are answered here.

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Twice six challenging questions centered around the sixth number: six! Twice six points apiece for your first six answers; six points apiece for your next six. That's a theoretical maximum of 108 points, but you'll hit the ceiling at 100.


1. Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, and Catherine Howard are three of the six ___________.

2. The sixth book of the Bible is the Book of __________.

3. Up, down, charm, strange, top, and bottom are the six flavors of ___________.

4. A currently popular industrial management strategy emphasizing strict quality control and data-based decision making is called "Six _______."

5. On June 5, 1967, Israel attacked Egypt. The brief but decisive conflict that followed is called the ______.

6. Victoria and Queensland are two of the six ____________.

7. The Longest Journey, Where Angels Fear to Tread, and Maurice are three of the six ______________.

8. What, mathematically speaking, is the value of "6!"?

9. If the five most populous countries are China, India, the U.S.A., Indonesia, and Brazil, and numbers seven through ten are Bangladesh, Nigeria, Russia, and Japan; then what is the SIXTH most populous country in the world? (Hint: it borders two of the others on the top ten list)

10. If the five physically largest countries of South America (a continent that generally doesn't get enough attention in these Quizzes) are Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia; and numbers seven through ten are Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Guyana, than what is the SIXTH physically largest country in South America?

11. The "Pastoral" and "Pathetique" are the sixth symphonies by ______________ and _____________, respectively.

12. In 8 B.C., the sixth month of the Roman Calendar, Sextilis, was renamed _____________.


Submit your answers in the comments!

16 comments:

Elaine said...

1. Wives of Henry VIII of England
2. I Kings. (I no longer know these by heart...I recited the Pentateuch, then...nuthin')
3. quarks
4. Point Strategy?
5. Six-day War...very clearly recall waking up to see the tanks on TV
6. Australian provinces/states/whatever they call 'em Down Under
7. British novelist..., but which one? Waugh? pretty sure that is wrong, darn it.
8. a Gogol?
9. Pakistan?
10. Uruguay?
11. Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
12. July (Julius)?

At least this week I got three...

Eavan said...

Forgot number 7 -- I think it's E.M. Forster.

Elizabeth said...

1. wives of Henery the 8th, I am.
2. Joshua (Judges Ruth, per Lyle Lovett)
3. quark
4. Sigma
5. Six-Day's War
6. provinces (?) of Australia
7. novels by EM Forster, only I thought he wrote more than that
8. 720
9. Mexico
10. Venezuela?
11. Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
12. Julius? No, Augustus. I'll go with that.

The sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick!

La Gringissima said...

1. Wives of Henry VIII
2. dunno
3. dunno
4. Sigma
5. 6 day war
6. Australian states
7. books by E.M. Forster
8. turn it upside down and it's a 9
9. Mexico (though it only borders on one)
10. Venezuela
11. Beethoven and ?
12. August

Cartophiliac said...

1. Wives
2. Kings?
3. Dice?
4. Competencies? (Thank god my employer has not embraced any new management strategy buzzwords lately...)
5. six day war
6. states of Australia
7. books by some guy
8. 2x3
9. Pakistan
10. Venezuela
11. Beethoven and Mahler
12. August

Nichim said...

1. wives of Henry the eighth
2. 1 Kings
3. quark!
4. Sigma
5. Six Days War
6. political subdivisions (provinces? states? districts?) of Australia
7. Movies by someone I was just reading about yesterday when I was trying to figure out what movies I'd seen in the last 3 years. Maurice I've actually seen.
8. 6 factorial: 6+5+4+3+2+1 = 21
9. Pakistan
10. Uruguay
11. Mozart, Mahler
12. Augustus?

Phineas said...

1. Wives of Henry the 8th
2. Not Taking This Stuff Too Seriously. Later replaced with something more serious.
3. ....it's scientific, but....
4. Sigma
5. Six day war
6. provinces / territories of Australia
7. E.M. Forster novels
8. 720
9. Pakistan
10. Venezuela
11. Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
12. June

Aviatrix said...

I think I got six right.

1. wives of Henry VIII.
2. Numbers.
3. quarks.
4. nines.
5. Days War.
6. states of Australia.
7. novels of Edgar Cayce
8. 720
9. Pakistan
10. Uruguay
11. Beethoven, Debussy
12. after Augustus Caesar, i.e. August.

Morgan said...

1. Musketeers.
2. Judges
3. Quark!
4. Sigma
5. Six Day War
6. Sections of Australia (not sure of the official name)
7. Books by Stephen King
8. 720
9. Pakistan
10. Venezuela. I almost typed "Vuvuzela".
11. Mozart, Beethoven.
12. August.

KarmaSartre said...

1/ actresses to have played Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
2/ 666
3/ Tandoori Chicken
4/ Faces of Dr. Lao
5/ Armageddon
6/ hits by the Kinks during their mid-period
7/ Gibb Brothers
8/ 5! + 1!
9/ The "If" starting this question means it's hypothetical and thus the answer could be anything, so I will guess China, which, in this hypothetical world, is both number 1 and number 6.
10/ See 9, above. Venezuela.
11/ Beethoven Tchaikovsky
12/ September

Completely out of my depth/shallow end.

Ben said...

1. Women that this question is about.
2. Numbers
3. Moves in some game
4. Sigma
5. 6 Day War
6. Provinces of Australia
7. Books that this question is about.
8. 720
9. Mongolia
10. Uruguay
11. Beethoven, Brahms
12. July (for Julius Caesar, I believe)

mrs.5000 said...

1 wives of Henry VIII
2 Joshua?
3 quarks
4 Sick Sheep Seek Six Chic Sikhs. I hear the quality control meetings are a real hoot.
5 Six-Day War
6 provinces of Australia
7 novels of E.M.Forster
8 720?
9 Pakistan
10 Uruguay
11 Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
12 Julius?

UnwiseOwl said...

1. Unluckiest women in England? The wives of Henry VIII (I am, I am).
2. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy...is it Judges or Joshua? I think it's Joshua.
3. They're quarks. And Physics is stupid.
4. Bah, who cares? The thinking hats were popular there for a while...in primary school.
5. The Six Days War
6. States of AUstralia! C'mon Aussie C'mon. (the answer really ahs to be states, as there are other administrative territories as well...)
7. Novels of the great E.M. Forster.
8. 720? I'm not great at maths. Did you know that the factorial of 0 is 1? I only recently found that out.
9. India's favourite neighbour, Pakistan.
10. Uruguay? the team I'd love to get away with the world cup.
11. The Pastoral is Beethoven...maybe the other Mozart? (I have no idea about classical music, either)
12. July or August...I think it's August, but it could go either way.
Yay, I like general knowledge!
9.

DrSchnell said...

1. wives of Henry VIII
2. Kings I?
3. um, whut?
4. Habits of Highly Effective People?
5. Six Day War
6. States of Australia
7. books of Remembrance of Things Past?
8. 720
9. Pakistan
10. Uruguay
11. Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
12. July
Eeshk.....

Michael5000 said...

1. Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, and Catherine Howard are three of the six WIVES OF HENRY VII.

2. The sixth book of the Bible is the Book of JOSHUA.

3. Up, down, charm, strange, top, and bottom are the six flavors of QUARKS.

4. A currently popular industrial management strategy emphasizing strict quality control and data-based decision making is called "Six SIGMA."

5. On June 5, 1967, Israel attacked Egypt. The brief but decisive conflict that followed is called the SIX-DAY WAR.

6. Victoria and Queensland are two of the six STATES OF AUSTRALIA. Full marks for "provinces," half marks for "territories," which are something else in Australia (and most other federal systems).

7. The Longest Journey, Where Angels Fear to Tread, and Maurice are three of the six NOVELS BY E.M. FORSTER.

8. What, mathematically speaking, is the value of "6!"? 1x2x3x4x5x6 = 720! Or rather, 720.

9. What is the SIXTH most populous country in the world? PAKISTAN. (Apologies to those of you who picked Mexico for considering your answer way off base. Turns out Mexico is #11. I had no idea!)

10. What is the SIXTH physically largest country in South America? VENEZUELA

11. The "Pastoral" and "Pathetique" are the sixth symphonies by BEETHOVEN and TCHAIKOVSKY, respectively.

12. In 8 B.C., the sixth month of the Roman Calendar, Sextilis, was renamed AUGUST. (I'll work with "Augustus") It's followed by the seventh month, SEPTember, the eighth month, OCTOBER, and months nine and ten, NOVember and DECember. The early Roman calender sensibly took the winter off and just ignored January and February.

Michael5000 said...

So, Elizabeth's near-perfect score bumped through the ceiling to 102 points before getting swatted back down to 100. Owl had 93, Mrs.5000 and Phineas both had 90, and Aviatrix, Morgan, la gringissima, and nichim all made it to the 80s.

Well done as usual, all y'all.