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. It's why ambulances sound different once they've gone by, and it's the concept that allows our very brainiest physicists to infer the age and size of the universe. What is this property of light and sound waves?
2. What 1974 film noir follows the mishaps of a private detective who finds himself embroiled in violent struggles over water use in 1930s Los Angeles?
3. This fellow lost three U.S. Presidential elections, resigned as U.S. Secretary of State because he thought that Woodrow Wilson was too hard on Imperial Germany about the Lusitania, championed Prohibition, and ended his career trying to discredit evolution.
What's his name?
4. This painting of Carolina parrots is characteristic of what American artist?
5. Theodor Herzl was an influential leader in the 1890s, but he was never able to reach a strong accord with the Ottomans, and it was Chaim Weizmann who got the U.K. to enact the Balfour Declaration in 1917. We're talking about the __________ Movement.
6. Sure, you recognize the Taijitu.
7. Only ruins and the remnants of a city wall remain at Kublai Khan's summer capital. As far as Alph, the sacred river, Coleridge just made it up. Still, it was apparently a pretty hopping town back in the day. What was its name?
8. It happened for the first time in Chamonix, France, in 1924. It happened in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, in 1956, in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1964 and 1976, and in Salt Lake City in 2002. What is it?
9. Because we live on a magnetized planet, we are surrounded by zones of radioactive particles that can be tough on high-orbit satellites or passing astronauts. What are they called?
10. In Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the Day," we are meant to understand the novel's narrative as clearly distorted by the political, emotional, and occupational prejudices of the first-person character. This makes Stevens the butler, along with Lolita's Humbert Humbert and The Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield, classic examples of the "________ __________."
Record your answers, clearly distorted by political, emotional, and occupational prejudices.