The weekly game of knowledge, intuition, inductive reasoning, and willingness to risk public embarrassment in a friendly and moderately supportive environment!!
Answers come out Fridayish, or when somebody reminds me.
1. The first naval battle where neither side's ships saw or fired on each other resulted in the sinking of the Shōhō, the Lexington, and numerous smaller ships. What was it called?
2. What Mozart opera features a pair of buddies trying to hook up with each other's girlfriends while disguised as outrageous Albanians?
3. What's the island country in yon red circle?
4. What were the names for pre-industrial craftsmen who made, respectively, shoes, barrels, and candles?
5. She was Spain's ambassador to England, the first female ambassador in European history. She was regent of England for half a year. And, she was Queen of England from 1509 to 1533, until she was dumped in favor of somebody named Anne Boleyn. Who was this remarkable woman?
6. His Wiki entry says that he was
the foremost painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the 16th century. In his use of dynamic composition, illusionistic perspective and dramatic foreshortening, [he] prefigured the Rococo art of the 18th century.Who was this remarkable fellow, who painted stuff like this?
7. Who wrote -- in a graphically distinctive poem, which I quote here without the graphical distinctiveness -- that Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallionand break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat.
8. Not Shakespeare's most popular play, it is about a proud Roman patrician who first defeats the Volscians, then -- after he's been exiled -- leads the Volscians against Rome, seeking revenge. In the end, the Volscians do him in because he doesn't follow through on his betrayal. What's the name of both the play and its protagonist?
9. What's this famous New York City structure called?
10. You can call him Charles I of France or Karl der GroBe of Germany. Pope Leo III called him Imperator Augustus. He is often called the "Father of Europe" these days, but Pepin the Short called him "son." What is this chap's most common name?
The tie-breaker: Twelve chemical elements have a symbol that begin with this week's letter. List as many as you can.
Put your answers in the comments in a graphically distinctive poem.