The new weekly game of knowledge, intuition, inductive reasoning, and willingness to risk public embarrassment in a friendly and moderately supportive environment!!
Answers come out Fridayish.
1. Well known by name, but seldom staged, this play is set in Harry Hope's saloon and rooming house in 1912. The characters are self-deluding alcoholics, and the central event of the story is a visit of the salesman Theodore "Hickey" Hickman. What's the play?
2. What is being demonstrated about these lines of poetry?
3. It's the study of matter at the molecular level -- except for carbon-based compounds! Name that discipline!
4. It supported some of the civilizations of ancient times that, although they were among the most populous, are probably the least well known and understood today. These days, it supports modern Pakistan. What geographical feature are we talking about here?
5. Where's this?
6. What language is being used here?
Tír i Meiriceá Thuaidh is ea Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá, atá suite idir an tAigéan Atlantach agus an tAigéan Ciúin. Is í an ceathrú tír is mó achar agus an tríú tír is mó daonra ar fud an domhain. Tá caoga stát ann ar fad. Is é Alasca an ceann is mó achar acu, agus California ar an gceann is líonmhaire daonra.7. It was created by a union of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Duchy of Modena, and the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, among others.
8. Who's the little guy?
9. The world's fourth most populous country is also the country with the greatest number of Muslims (well ahead of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria, which are numbers 2, 3, and 4). What's this country's name?
10. What do you call a three-sided figure, if two of the sides are the same length?
The tie-breaker: What are two adjectives beginning with this week's letter that it would please you to learn that people were applying to you behind your back? And what are two that wouldn't be so good?
Put your answers in the comments, chop chop!