Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Wednesday Quiz is used to come down from recreational use of stimulants

It's:



The Wednesday Quiz, in its third incarnation, is basically the same old weekly game of knowledge, intuition, inductive reasoning, and willingness to risk public embarrassment in a friendly and moderately supportive environment!!  With a minor twist that will probably make it rather difficult at first!  


Traditionally, it is a closed-book quiz.

It is very possible that answers will come out over the weekend.

1. This 1965 ballad has been voted the best pop song of all time on numerous occasions. It is often credited, including by several editions of the Guiness Book of World Records, as being the most-covered song of all time (It obviously isn't -- "Summertime" probably beats it by a factor of ten, for instance -- but still: lots of covers). Although it was written and performed by a single man (with a string backing), it is officially and legally credited to a songwriting duo. Name that tune.

2. Alprazolam is a medication primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.  Out on the street, it is used to come down from recreational use of stimulants. What's its more commonly known trade name?

3. It has been claimed that she is the most influential woman in the world. It has also been claimed that she is the richest African American. No less an authority than Vanity Fair opined that she "arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope." Who are we talked about here?

4. Who is it that decides whether or not you die in battle, and then -- if it is to be -- leads you to Valhalla?

5. It is almost impossible to spell the name of this staple instrument of Irish folk music, but give it a shot just the same.



6. It's that word that means "the belief that purpose and design are a part of or are apparent in nature." (e.g. "human eyes evolved so that we can have good depth perception," so stated, is a ____________ical argument.)

7. The Czech composer known for his jolly opera The Bartered Bride, the concert staple "The Moldau," and his awesome first name, Bedřich.

8. Here are some previews of upcoming events, according to ____________.





9. First compiled in the 630s, it is divided into 114 suras.

10. It's the director and stars of _____________!


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Put your answers in the comments (with a string backing).  

17 comments:

Elaine said...

1.
2. Valium?
3. Winfrey, Oprah
4. Wotan?
5. Irish bagpipe is the only name I know!
6. backwards?
7. Smetana
8. Revelation
9. Kama Sutra?
10. Pulp Fiction

So, I think I got THREE! duh.

Elaine said...

I just went back and checked, and the LAST quiz still doesn't have the 5000 answers yet... You would leave us in ignorance, O Great One?

Elaine said...

Oh, for Pete's sake.
If we go with Xanax instead of Valium, Quran(Koran) instead of Kama Sutra, and then T-something for the argument (still don't know it..theological? thilly?)...which would then require a V- for the Nordic mythological figure, and a U- for the Irish pipes, neither of which I know...

Well, I am just a failure.
A wordy failure.

La Gringissima said...

1. Yesterday
2. Xanax
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. the Valkyries
5. Ullean pipes
6. dunno
7. dunno
8. Revelation
9. Quran
10. Pulp Fiction

Morgan said...

1. Hallelujah
2. Methadone
3. Oprah
4. Loki
5. Bagpipes
6. Method
7. Bach
8. John
9. The Koran
10. Pulp Fiction

Voron X said...

1. Yikes. Well, it's gotta be a Beatles song that starts with "Y". Yellow Submarine was too late. (you) Can't Buy Me Love was too early and starts with a "C". Neither is that coverable/d. Argh. I can't think of it. I bet Ms. X. knows which one it is. I could google this in a second. [curiosity break] Oh... it's THAT one! Right. Of course.

2. Xanax! (Not to be confused with Lorazepam (Adivan) or Diazepam (Valium), of course.

3. (Winfrey), OPRAH! You kind of forget that she has a last name, don't you?

4. Valkyries.

5. Uh.....Irish Bagpipes?

6. Theist/Theism/Theistic is my first inclination, but that's more an argument that "There is a God". I think we're looking for something more akin to Intelligent Design. The way it's stated makes it seem unscientific, like the end product was predetermined. Theosophy/Theosophical would be too metaphysical, I'm thinking, I think that's more about consciousness of the Human Entity, and being linked to the Oversoul-type thing. Maybe something with the word "trans" in it. I could also go very broad and say the statement is a theological argument.

7. I don't know my music, so, I'll go with Stravinsky, cause I don't think it's Strauss.

8. Revelations, The Book of/Revelation of John, The (or according to Rapture geeks)

9. Quran/Qoran/Koran/Core-Anne

10. Pulp Fiction.

Oh, so no geography question? :(

gS49 said...

1. You Made Me Love You
2. Xanax
3. Winfrey, Oprah
4. Valkiries
5. Umbragh
6. Teleology
7. Smetana
8. Revelation
9. Quran
10. Pulp Fiction

margaret said...

1.
2.
3. Oprah
4.
5. Ourán
6. ontological
7. Smetana
8.
9. Kama Sura?
10. Pulp Fiction

KarmaSartre said...

1 / Yesterday
2 / Xanax
3 / Winfrey
4 / Victory
5 / Ukulele
6 / T-bone Burnett
7 / Smetena
8 / Revelations
9 / Quran
10 / Pulp Fiction
11 (extra credit) / Op-art
12 / Narcissus
13 / Mongolia
14 / La Place Pigalle
15 / Khrushchev
16 / Jersey Boys
17 / Ichabod Crane
18 / Heironyomous Bosch Fuel-Injection
19 / Gerunding the Stone
20 / Fortunate Son
21 / E for Vendetta
22 / Dante's Incinerator
23 / Calliope
24 / Bay of Biscayne
25 / Addis Ababa
26 / ZoRRoastrianism

Critical Bill said...

1. Yesterday
2. X
3. Winfrey
4. Victor
5. Uilleann pipes, I'm pretty sure this is the correct spelling although the spell check disagrees. I'm a big Celtic music fan.
6. Tautologic
7. Slizt
8. Revelations
9. Quaran
10.Pulp Fiction

mrs.5000 said...

1 Yesterday
2 Xanax
3 We are talked about Oprah Winfrey here.
4 Valkyries
5 uiilulupaipghs
6 theonaturatectoniturgical
7 Smetena
8 rapture nuts
9 the Quran?
10 Pulp Fiction

Chance said...

RIDICULOUSLY EASY QUIZ, MISTER QUIZ MAN

1. yesterday
2. Xanax
3. Winfrey
4. Valkyries
5. uillean
6. teleology (boo ya, I got a BA in philosophy in 1992, biznitches)
7. aw now you know classical music be my weakness, Dawg
8. revelations
9. quran
10. pulp friction

Chuckdaddy said...

1. Yesterday
2. Xanax
3. Winfrey
4. Valkyries

And at this point I got really excited. 4 for 4! And then that cursed regression to the mean had to happen.

5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. Rasputin!
9. Couldn't get and then wife yelled out after research "oh my god it's the fuckin Quran" (I realize I don't get credit for it)
10. Pulp fiction

Eavan Moore said...

1. I'm too cool to know this.
2. Xanax
3. Oprah Winfrey (had to think about her last name, there)
4. Valkyries
5. Uilleann pipes
6. Teleology
7. Dunno!
8. Revelations
9. Quran (for a while there I was worried because "Koran" didn't work with the pattern)
10.Um

Ben said...

1. Yesterday
2. Xanax
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. The victor
5. Ululator
6. Too hard for me...
7. Smetana (good thing we're playing "The Moldau" for our next symphony concert!)
8. Revelations
9. The Quran?
10. Pulp Fiction

Michael5000 said...

1. Yesterday
2. Xanax
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. Valkyries
5. Uilleann pipes
6. Teleology
7. Smetana
8. Revelations, The Book of
9. Qu'ran
10.Pulp Fiction

Michael5000 said...

Elaine: Got four despite yourself.

Mr. X: Heh. "Rapture geeks."

KarmaSarte: Oh dear, you're stuck.

Mrs.: AS MY LIFE PARTNER AND HELPMEET YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO UNDERMINE MY CREDIBILITY AND SELF-ESTEEM BY POINTING OUT THOSE ROUTINE TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS WHAT ARE TO BE EXPECTED IN HIGH-VOLUME AMATEUR WRITING. That's Elaine's lookout.

Chance: YO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WIT' MY MAN BEDŘICH AND THEN COME BACK AND TELL ME HOW RIDICULOUSLY EASY MY QUIZ IZ, KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN?

Chuck: Mrs. Chuckdaddy is the very soul of cultural sensitivity.

E.M.: Sacred texts of any faith only "work with the pattern" if one makes a willful leap into the absurd. Kirkegaard, baby!

Ben: Love the Moldau! Bartered Bride's "Dance of the Comedians" (?) has the phatest trumpet lines though.