The new weekly game of knowledge, intuition, inductive reasoning, and willingness to risk public embarrassment in a friendly and moderately supportive environment!!
We are proud to announce that participation in the Wednesday Quiz has been made a part of the curriculum for all students at the University of Kentucky! This may cause delays in service due to a heavy server load, particularly just before the weekly deadline of noon CST.
Answers come out on Friday!
1. He wrote 104, and the 104th is probably the most popular; no one much listens to the first seventy or so. Who are we talking about?
2. His other books included Something Happened, Good as Gold, God Knows, and Closing Time.
3. Of what artist is this a fairly typical work?
4. What fictional character is introduced in this passage?
She was dressed in rich materials - satins, and lace, and silks - all of white. Her shoes were white. And she had a long white veil dependent from her hair, and she had bridal flowers in her hair, but her hair was white. Some bright jewels sparkled on her neck and on her hands, and some other jewels lay sparkling on the table.... But, I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose, had shrunk to skin and bone.
5. What's that word that means "the study of the theory or methodological principles of interpretation (as of the Bible, other texts, or any other form of communication)"?
6. Whose ship made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?
7. What language is this?
8. Who famously described the life of man as "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short"?
9. On what island would you find these two flags flying? In their respective countries, that is.
10. It's 3 parts Vodka, 1 part Galliano, and 6 parts orange juice.
The tie-breaker: Write a complete and coherent sentence using only words beginning with this week's letter. Highest marks for the longest sentence.
This week, you may use your children as "a lifeline" for one question only! But only if you have children. Answers in the comments, as is the custom.