Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Wednesday Quiz is mixed with copper to make brass



It's:


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.

1. This song from the movie Song of the South won the 1946 Oscar for Best Original Song, and has since been covered by Doris Day, Louis Armstrong, Paula Abdul, the Jackson 5, Mannheim Steamroller, Steve Miller, Miley Cyrus, and numerous others.

2. Among many weaknesses of Roman numerals, the system lacks this concept.

3. It's what you get, kids, from the union of two gametes.

4. This is a famous example of a ___________.



5. After her 2000 hit bestseller, she has also published the novels The Autograph Man and On Beauty.

6. What's the orange country?  The purple one?  And what would you like to say about the green one?



7. What was Moses' wife's name?

8. It's an essential nutrient, and it's mixed with copper to make brass.

9. This famous landscape is a waterfall and gorge on what river?



10. The westernmost part of the Netherlands, unlike its namesake, is almost entirely at or below sea level.  What's it called?

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Put your answers in the comments.  

12 comments:

La Gringissima said...

1. Zippity Doo Dah
2. zero
3. zygote
4. ziggurat
5. Zadie Smith
6. the green one used to be called Zaire. One of the other ones is Zambia. That's all i know.
7. Zipporah
8. zinc
9. Zambesi
10. Zeeland

Elizabeth said...

1. Zippity-doo-dah
2. Zero
3. Zygote
4. Ziggurat
5. Zis one is unknown to me.
6. Zaire, Zimbabwe, and Zulu might have a part to play in this answer.
7. Zillah
8. Zinc
9. Zambesi? because it's the only river I can think of starting with Z.
10. Zuyder Zee?

Morgan said...

1. "Zippidee doo dah" or however you spell it.
2. Zero
3. Zygote
4. Ziggurat
5. Jane Austen
6. Zambia, Zimbabawe, used to be called Zaire
7. Zeus
8. Zinc
9. A really cool-looking one
10. Mount Wannahawkalugee

gS49 said...

1.Zipadeedodah (place hyphens ad lib.)
2. Zero
3. Zygote
4. ziggurat
5. zomeone zI've zever zeard zof.
6. Zimbabwe; Zambia; Zaire
7. Zepphora
8. Zinc
9. Zambesi
10. Zeeland

dhkendall said...

1. Zipidedodah
2. a zero
3. a zygote
4. a ziggurat
5.
6. Zambia, Zimbabwe and zip. (Saying "zip" about the green country does give me a technical answer, fi all our answers have to match the letter theme. I don't even have to mention that it used to be called Zaire (but is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), and that its currency was the zaire, but I guess I spoiled it by saying that.
7. Zipporah
8. zinc
9. Zambezi
10. Zeeland

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Elaine said...

1. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
2. Zero
3. Zygote
4. Ziggurat
5. Zsa Zsa?
6. Zaire, Zimbabwe, and, and ....Zanzibar combined with Tanganyika to make Tanzania?
7. Zephora
8. Zinc
9. Z...I probably only know an older spelling that did NOT begin with a Z. Shoot. What if you ask the name of the character in the early Alka-Seltzer commercials? And then I say, Zippy! and get credit for knowing Speedy is really the answer but making it stay with the theme letter? huh? huh?
10. Zuider Zee (it was, in fact, still a sea when 'Hans Brinker' was written.

mrs.5000 said...

1 Zippity-Doodah
2 zero
3 zygote
4 ziggurat
5 Zadie Smith
6 um, Zambia? Purple is Zimbabwe? Green, Zaire?
7 Zarathustra (but he called her Ms. Z)
8 zinc!
9 el rio Zowie
10 Zuidersee

What, no tiebreaker? Zippy zebras zap zany zoologists!

Aviatrix said...

Yay! It's Wednesday! Game one of the Stanley Cup Final and the Wednesday Quiz.

1. Zip-i-dee-doo-dah (It will be amusing to see how many spellings there are of that).
2. zero (Yah! I nailed the secret letter on the first question!)
3. zygote
4. zigurat (which may have a different number of gs and/or rs.
5. What's a 2000 hit bestseller? Is that like going platinum?
6. Zimbabwe, Zambia, and "it well illustrates the principle that the more claims to democracy that your country makes in its name, the less democratic it probably is." Or else "zounds!" Whichever gets me more points.
7. Zera
8. zinc
9. Zambesi
10. It would be cool if it were "Zealand" because then New Zealand would have something to be named after. I think it would be spelled Zeeland, though.

Aviatrix said...

Darn, Morgan, I'd totally forgotten the correct universal answer to literature questions. Although perhaps it should be "Zombie Jane Austen".

DrSchnell said...

1. Zippadee-Doo-Dah
2. Zero
3. Zygote
4. Ziggaraut (sp?)
5. Zadie Smith
6. Zambia. Zimbabwe. The Country Formerly Known as Zaire
7. um.... Zelda
8. zinc
9. Dunno, but that's one hell of a gorge....
10. Zuider Zee

DrSchnell said...

I logged in and it ate my previous answers, so apologies if this ultimately ends up posted twice.
1. Zippadee-Doo-Dah
2. zero
3. zygote
4. ziggaraut (sp?).
5. Zadie Smith
6. Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Country Formerly Known as Zaire
7. um.... Zelda
8. zinc
9. Dunno, but that's a hell of a gorge....
10. Zuider Zee

Voron X said...

(100% pure brain-power, I swear! No peeking, no googling.)

1. Zanzibar (?)
2. Zero
3. Zygote
4. Ziggauraut
5. Zsa Zsa Gabor (?)
6. Zambia. Used to be called Zaire.
7. Zelda (?)
8. Zinc
9. Zhanxi (?)
10. Zion (?)

I really wanted to put "Zip-a-dee-doo-da" for #1.