Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Wednesday Quiz says, "So where can a guy find some action?"

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. Who appears in Henry IV pt. 1, Henry IV pt. 2, and The Merry Wives of Windsor?

2. Who's this handsome dude?



3. What's the only Twentienth-Century war -- the two "World Wars" excluded -- fought between a European and a South American country?

4. What movie included this conversation between two minor characters?
Mr. Mohra: So, I'm tendin' bar there at Ecklund and Swedlin's last Tuesday, and this little guy's drinkin' and he says, "So where can a guy find some action? I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake." And I says, "What kinda action?" and he says, "Woman action, what do I look like?" And I says, "Well, what do I look like, I don't arrange that kinda thing," and he says, "But I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake," and I says, "Well, this ain't that kinda place."
Officer Olson: Uh-huh.
Mr. Mohra: So he angrily says, "Oh I get it, so you think I'm some kinda crazy jerk for askin'," only he doesn't use the word "jerk."
Officer Olson: I understand.
Mr. Mohra: And then he calls me a jerk, and says that the last guy who thought he was a jerk is dead now. So I don't say nothin' and he says, "What do ya think about that?" So I says, "Well, that don't sound like too good a deal for him, then."
Officer Olson: [chuckles] Ya got that right.
5. What's this architectural feature called?



6. Who, with her collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington, garnered the nickname "The First Lady of Song"?

7. Shahada, Salat, Sawm, and Zakāt are four of them.

8. What's all this then?



9. He invented Yoknapatawpha County.

10. It's the company that build the Falcon, the Mustang, and the Thunderbird.

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I apparently made no provision for a tie-breaker for this week's quiz.  However, feel free to devise one of your own liking.

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Put your answers in the comments, along with three pesetas postage.  Submission by pigeon also acceptable.  

17 comments:

UnwiseOwl said...

Falstaff! Franco! Falklands! Free Willy? Fresco? Fitzgerald! Fasts! Fermentation? Fitzgerald? Ford!

Fabulous!

Elizabeth said...

1. Falstaff
2. Ferdinand
3. Falklands
4. Fargo
5. Finial is the only thing I come up with but that's not right.
6. Fitzgerald, Ella
7. Something of Islam, I expect.
8. Fermenting?
9. For pete's sake.
10. Ford.

Elaine said...

1. Falstaff
2. Franco
3. Falkland Islands conflict
4. Fargo
5. Frieze
6. Fitzgerald, Ella
7. Figments?
8. Flavonoids?
9. Faulkner, William
10. FORD

Ferret-faced but fearless, Fosdick fanatically forced freezing foam from five fountains, fighting fierce forest fires.

PB said...

1. Sir John Falstaff
2. Generalissimo Franco
3. Falklands War
4. No idea. Fight Club?
5. Facade?
6. Ella Fitzgerald
7. Five Pillars of Islam
8. Ummm... fructosization? Science isn't my strong suit.
9. F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. Ford

Bonus - favorite fs: Jasper Fforde, fizzing whizbees, farfegnugen, foible

Critical Bill said...

1. Falstaff
2. Franco
3. Falklands
4. Fargo
5. Frieze
6. Fitzgerald
7.
8. Fermentation
9. Faulkner
10.Ford

gS49 said...

1. Falstaff
2. Francisco Franco (2 points?)
3. Falklands
4. "Franz and Fritz at the Copacanaba"
5. Frieze
6. Fitzgerald
7. Friends?
8. Frementation
9. Faulkner
10. Ford

pfly said...

Rapid fire answers and guesses:
1. Faust? Er... wrong author--the Faust-like dude Shakespeare wrote about?
2. Franco?
3. Falklands War! (only here did I see what the weekly letter was)
4. um.. movie that starts with f-... Frankenstein!
5. Ye gods, you want Greek? Not a facade, I assume. Frieze thingie?
6. Ella Fitzgerald?
7. examples of faith?
8. fooood? something happening to food? making alcoholish stuff... wait... fermanation?
9. What??? Yoknawhozzapatawpha?
10. Ford. phew.

countries that start with F, 1 minute: Finland, France, Belgium, no wait! Fiji! Um... Finland! ...did I mention Finland?

These quizes are too hard! Will you accept delivery by raven? I'm fresh out of pigeons.

andrea said...

look at little franco! you should look up "franco hablando ingles" on youtube, his english is so funny

Voron X said...

1. A Fool?
2. Ferdinand?
3. Falkland Islands War
4. F*** if I know. Dial F for Film Noir.
5. Freize
6. Franklin, Aretha
7. Fatimids?
8. Fermentation
9. F. Scott Fitzgerald?
10. Ford.

Michael5000 said...

andrea: Ha! His English sounds like my Spanish! I'm guessing he didn't speak a word, and someone just wrote out phonetics for him?

Voron X said...

Forgot a bonus: Fiji; France; Finland; French Guyana; Faso, Burkina; Former Soviet Republic of *****stan; Fictional Country of Cascadia, Fractured State of Yugoslavia, French Polynesia, Federated State of Micronesia, Fallout-Ridden Marshall Islands, and the aforementioned Falklands.

Florida.

also, festoon, finagle, fnord, fee fie foe fum, fermion.

dhkendall said...

1. Falstaff
2. Generalissimo Francisco Franco (still dead!)
3. Falklands War
4. Fargo
5. frieze
6. Ella Fitzgerald
7. Five Pillars of Islam
8. Fermat's Last Theorem? (Yeah, I now, that's math and this is obviously science, but this is probably what made that theorem Fermat's last, he looked at this and his head a-sploded, so I'm counting it.)
9. F. Scott Fitzgerald?
10. Ford (they'll also build the Thundercougarfalconbird. 10 imaginary points that don't count at all in the quiz to those who know the reference.

I'd suggest naming as many swear words that start with F as you can, but that seems against the purview of this quiz.

Ben said...

2. Ferdinand
4. Fargo
6. Ella Fitzgerald
8. Fermentation
10. Ford

I'm only answering even-numbered questions today...

Aviatrix said...

1. King Henry IV?
Revised answer #1: Ferdinand
I don't know Ferdinand who. I just like the name. I haven't read any of those plays.
Revised answer #2: Falstaff
At least he's a real Shakespearean character.

2. King of Spain (ooh, the letter must be K!)
Revised answer #1: Franco

3. The Falklands/Malvinas war between the UK and Argentina.

4. Fargo. I get that from the Uh-huh, the dead, and the Olson. (ooh, the letter must be F! Revision time!)

5. It's a frieze. I had an English teacher in grade eight who was really big on architechtural details. I think that may be a doric column, too.

6. Ella Fitzgerald. Right era, has an F.

7. All unfamiliar. Books of the Koran? Am I going back to K? No, there are too many Fs. Have to stay with F. How about Five Pillars of Islam. I will alleviate the risk this poses of demonstrating that I have no idea how many pillars of Islam there are by stating that I really don't know how many there are. No risk now.

8. Ooh, it's some sort of metabolic process. I'd say "fructolysis," but it starts with glycolysis, so that seems a cheat. I don't know what NAD represents. CO2 is released, and lactic acid. "Fat burning" seems too vague. Breaking down sugar, giving lactic acid and alcohol ... fatigue ... oh maybe is there a word beginning with F that means making bread? Bread, loaf, pain, xleb, kvass, fomenting bread.

9. Some American folk author. Maybe the guy who wrote about a ficticious town in the Great Lakes area where all the children are above average. Is he an F or a K? The name Garisson Keller comes to mind with no attribution, but I've really decided to go with F today, so Mark Twain is out, too. American fiction writers, damn I never know any modern American fiction writers, because given the choice I read Canadian fiction. And when I try I get depressing dreck like On the Road. That reclusive guy who died not too long ago. Or maybe he just came out of seclusion. Findley, Fulton, Fox, Fotheringham .. oh what about Catch 22, that's American, but that's Joseph Heller. I've got an 'eller thing going on here, don't I? I guess I have to go with Bob Feller.

10. Must be Ford. They sound too American to be Fiat or Ferrari.

France, Finland, Faroe Islands, Formosa, Formula One Racing.

Aviatrix said...

Aren't all the pigeons in yet?

Michael5000 said...

I shall answer these with my eye specifically on Aviatrix's answers, because she really applies herself.

1. Although Ferdinand is a nice young man in The Tempest, the correct answer is Falstaff.

2. Yes, Franco!

3. Yes, The Falklands War!

4. Uh huh, Fargo!

5. Yes, Frieze!

6. Yes, Ella Fitzgerald!

7. Yes, The Five (!) Pillars of Islam!

8. Oh, painful. "Breaking down sugar, giving... alocohol...." is FERMENTATION!

9. We Americans have much fine fiction. One of our more famous authors, of whom however I am not personally fond, is William FAULKNER.

10. Ford it is!

Aviatrix said...

Hurray! I got some right! And fermentation, yeah. I look less stupid if you consider that breaking down sugar to create alcohol is a normal part of digestion, and not necessarily the main point of the process.