Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Wednesday Quiz is become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

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!!  


Traditionally, it is a closed-book quiz.

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

1. If you saw this flag flying on a public building, you would probably be where?



2. The Punjab is its most densely populated region. Balochistan is its largest province in area, but it is very sparsely inhabited.

3. Having led a major scientific effort during World War II, he was subsequently denounced (inaccurately) as a communist during the McCarthy era and stripped of his security clearance. Who is the guy who, seeing the fruition of his most important work, famously recalled the Bhagavad Gita: 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'

4. As King of Babylon, he oversaw great building programs. He failed to invade Egypt, but he had no problem at all destroying the little kingdom of Judah, destroying its capital and dispersing its leading citizens.

5. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest corporate media juggernaut. And it says here his wife is 38 years his junior!

6. In the Book of John, who is miraculously raised from the dead by Jesus of Nazereth?

7. In this map of the solar system, what is the green region called?



8. In a very famous story, his oxen, donkeys, and camels are all stolen, his 7000 sheep die in a mysterious fire, his children all die when their home collapses in a storm, and he is afflicted with serious dermatological problems. What's his name?

9. It has almost a dozen languages spoken by more than 10 million people, including Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Maithili, Malayam, Marthi, Oriya, and Telugu.

10. What country did this stamp come from?



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Record your answers in the comments as your first step towards building the world's second-largest corporate media juggernaut.

12 comments:

La Gringissima said...

testing

La Gringissima said...

1. Quebec
2. Pakistan
3. Oppenheimer
4. Nebuchanezzer (sp?)
5. Rupert Murdoch
6. Lazarus
7. dunno
8. Job
9. India
10. Hungary

gS49 said...

1. Quebec
2. Pakistan
3. Oppenheimer
4. Nebuchannazer
5. Murdock
6. Lazarus
7. Kuiper Belt
8. Job
9. India
10. Hungary

Elizabeth said...

I think I actually know the answers this week.

Quebec
Pakistan
Oppenheimer?
Nebucchadnezzar (spelling errors)
Murdoch
Lazarus
Kuiper Belt
Job
Indonesia
Hungary!

mrs.5000 said...

1 Quebec
2 Pakistan
3 Robert Oppenheimer
4 Nebudhcanezzar
5 Rupert Murdoch
6 Lazarus
7 K-space
8 Job
9 Indonesia
10 Hungary

Ben said...

1. Quebec
2. Pakistan
3. Oppenheimer
4. Nineveh
5. Murdoch
6. Lazerus
7. Kuiper Belt
8. Jonah
9. Indonesia
10. Hungary

dhkendall said...

1. in front of a public building
2. true
3. Dr. Claw
4. Bob the Builder
5. Wikipedia
6. The guy who fell asleep during one of his sermons
7. "Harold", but only by its friends
8. FML
9. The #26 bus
10. The country that issued it

cecil said...

1 Quebec
2 Pakistan
3 Oppenheimer
4 Nebuchadnezzer
5 Murdoch
6 Lazarus
7 Kuiper belt
8 Job
9 India
10 Hungary

Chuckdaddy said...

Qatar
Pakistan
Openheimer
Nebakanezzar
Murdoch
Lazerus
King Arthur's Circle
Job
India
Hungary

Voron X said...

1. Quebec
2. Pakistan
3. Oppenheimer
4. Nebuchadnezzar
5. Murdock (Media Mogul Man)
6. Lazarus
7. Kuiper Belt
8. Job
9. Indonesia
X. Hungary

Eavan said...

Québec
Pakistan
one of the atomic scientists but I don't know which. Shamefully.
Nebuchadnezzar
Rupert Murdoch
Lazarus
the asteroid belt? I'm sure there's a different name for it.
Job
India
Hungary

UnwiseOwl said...

1. In Bonnie Scotland...no wait...Quebec.
2. Has to be Pakistan, though my first htought, embarrassingly, was India.
3. Robert Oppenheimer, yes?
4. Nebuchanezzer? Or something.
5. Rupert Murdoch, who recently became the boss of News Limited again. News Limited being the Australian arm of NewsCorp.
6. Lalala...Lazarus.
7. K...Yeah, that's in my head somewhere, but I dunno.
8. Job. I like Job, little snot that he is.
9. India?
10. See, I want to say Hungary, but I'm thinking that it's actually Hungaria.