The Wednesday Quiz, in its second incarnation, has been a weekly game of knowledge, intuition, inductive reasoning, and willingness to risk public embarrassment in a friendly and moderately supportive environment!! I hope you've enjoyed it. A new incarnation is in the works, and will be coming your way soon.
Answers come out Fridayish.
1. Name the poet:
An aged man is but a paltry thing,2. Where's this?
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium.
3. In the late 1880s and early 1890s, as the rules of American football were evolving into something resembling their current form, one team dominated all others. Who ran up a 67-2 record from 1888-1892?
4. Russia has rubles, China has ________.
5. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Ararat, the capital of Armenia is the home to a third of that country's population. Twenty-eight centuries of continuous habitation put it on the short list of the world's oldest cities. What's its name, again?
6. This poor little airplane is experiencing _________.
7. A long 1500 kilometer drive north from Edmonton, this city of 20,000 on the north shore of the Great Slave Lake is capital of a huge chunk of Canada.
8. This pretty plant can pose problems for a calvaryman in a couple different ways. One is, it's poisonous to horses. What's it called?
9. It's the setting of Wuthering Heights, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
10. Bos grunniens or Bos mutus is a Central Asian critter. Although it is basically a domesticated species, there is a small wild population as well. What's the common name?
There is no tie-breaker this week. However, I would like you to identify yourself if you (a) realized that this would be the 26th and necessarily final edition of the alphabet-based quizzes, (b) considered that it would be possible to go back and figure out in advance what this week's letter would be, or even (c) actually did so.
Put your answers in the comments, in an attempt to show a total mastery analogous to that of the dominant football team of the early days of the sport.