Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Wednesday Quiz wouldst be great


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. Who is the character who quoth:
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be
What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o' the milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great;
Art not without ambition; but without
The illness should attend it.
2. What German company puts this logo on its vehicles?

3. You might think his biggest hit was "If I had a Boat," but the truth is he's never really had a "hit" single per se. His career has been interrupted when he was gored by a bull, and he used to be Mr. Julia Roberts. Who is the man with the large band?

4. This blue mineral's popularity is pretty enduring; it has been mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for more than 6000 years.

5. Sometimes this term is thought to just mean any kind of fat, but it is actually "a broad group of naturally occurring molecules which includes waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins, monoglycerides, diglycerides, phospholipids, and others."

6. Name the countries! Indicating which is which! Chop chop!

7. "Perhaps fifteen of his paintings survive, the small number due to his constant, and frequently disastrous, experimentation with new techniques, and his chronic procrastination." Yet, "he is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived." Who is this fiendishly clever dude?

8. It's the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has j's in its name!

9. Who is the painter who is famous and considered important, despite that this sort of thing is typical of his work?

10. He survived two assassination attempts in 1918, but his health never recovered and, after a series of strokes, he died, apparently with grim misgivings about his successor, in 1924. We refer of course to _________.

Put your answers in the comments on your pony on your boat.  


Christine M. said...

1. some Shakespearean character
2. Lufthansa
3. Lyle Lovett
4. lapis lazuli
5. lipid
6. Latvia (red) & Lithuania (yellow). Or maybe vice versa.
7. Leonardo da Vinci
8. Ljubjana or something like that
9. Roy Lichtenstein
10. dunno.

gS49 said...

1. Lady Macbeth
2. Lufthansa
3. Lovett
4. Lapis
5. Lipid
6. Latvia to the north, Lithuania to the south
7. Leonardo (da Vinci)
8. Ljubiljana, more or less
9. Lichenstein
10. Lenin

lamanyana said...

Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor, again (you're tricky, Mr. 5000)
Lapis Lazuli
Latvia (yellow) Lithuania (Pink)
Leonardo DaVinci
Ljubjiana (probably not actually spelled like that - I just scattered the "j"s randomly)

Elaine said...

1. Laertes
2. Lufthansa
3. Lyle Lovett
4. Lapis lazuli
5. Lipids
6. Latvia, Lithuania, with an Estonia on top. Lithuania is the one in pink, I think.
7. Leonardo? (No clue)
8. Ljubljanka
9. (L-aomebody, but I can't even come up with a good L-word.) Livengood! Lawrence! Lechleitner!
10. Lenin
Neigh, no can do. Alas, lacking a boat.

mrs.5000 said...

1 Lady Macbeth
2 Lufthansa
3 Lyle Lovett
4 lapis lazuli
5 lipid
6 Lithuania and Latvia! Now, which is which? I'm so embarrassed. Lithuania is...yellow?
7 Leonardo da Vinci
8 Ljubljana
9 Lichtenstein
10 Mickey Mouse? Oh, Lenin.

Ben said...

2. Lufthansa
3. Lyle Lovitt
4. Lapis Lazuli
7. Leonardo da Vinci
9. Lichtenstein

Elizabeth said...

LLLLLove this quiz!

1. Lady Macbeth
2. Lufthansa
3. Lyle Lovett
4. The only one I can think of is labradorite but that's the wrong continent. No, wait! Lapis lazuli is the answer.
5. Lipids?
6. Lithuania and lower Lithuania?
7. Leonardo da Vinci
8. Ljubjana or something like that.
9. Lichtenstein? or is that how you spell the country? Roy is his name.
10. One of those damn presidents I'll bet. There's no "of course" about this one.

Melissa said...

1. No idea
2. Luftansa
3. Lyle Lovitt
4. Lapis Lazuli
5. Cholesterol
6. Nada
7. Leonardo DaVinci
8. Nope
9. Lichtenstein
10. Not sure

margaret said...

1. Lear, King
2. Lufthansa, strong drinks and fresh apples!
3. Lyle Lovett
4. Lapis
5. you make it all sound so yummy, are they lipids?
6. are Lithuania and Latvia that close together? Probably not, but if so perhaps the former is pink and latter is yellow
7. Lichtenstein
8. Lajojevich
9. Frank something? The Sin City guy?
10. Lenin

Aviatrix said...

1. Lady Macbeth - I know that soliloquy by heart
2. Lufthansa - flew on 'em last year
3. Lynnard Skynard - think I saw this name on a vinyl record album cover once
4. Lapiz Lazuli - I know it's blue
5. Lipids - matches the description, but having the morpheme in the question might make it too easy.
6. Latvia (yellow) & Lithuania (pink) - rode my bike through both countries. The latter has the worse roads and drivers.
7. Leonardo da Vinci - L, artist, genius
8. Ljubjuana, possibly with a ĉ, except the other way up, in there too.
9. Lex Luthor - Look if it isn't Rembrandt or Warhol, don't ask me art questions.
10. V.I. Lenin, unless it's someone else.

My boat has a pony?

Eavan said...

1. Lady Macbeth. One wonders what her parents taught her.

2. Lufthansa --illustrious member of the Star Alliance.

3. Um

4. Lapis lazuli.

5. Must be lipids -- but the fat-soluble vitamin thing is new to me. I thought all vitamins were proteins. Schooled!

6. Latvia is yellow, and Lithuania is pink.

7. Sounds like Leonardo da Vinci.

8. Ljubljana

9. Not that Michael is judging, no not at all.

10. Comrade Lenin.

Michael5000 said...

I'm pretty much just cutting and pasting from gs49 here:

1. Lady Macbeth
2. Lufthansa
3. Lyle Lovett
4. Lapis Lazuli
5. Lipid
6. Latvia to the north, Lithuania to the south
7. Leonardo (da Vinci)
8. Ljubiljana, more or less
9. Lichenstein
10. Lenin

Everybody wins!

Little trick about the Baltic States? Alphabetical order, north to south.