Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Wednesday Quiz is about the concept of man as a heroic being

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. What's that word that means "hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture?"

2. Who's the 1684-1721 French painter dude whose most famous work might be this one, The Embarkation for Cythera?


3. Here's a radar image; an actual photograph wouldn't show you much because of the dense clouds of sulfuric acid in its upper atmosphere. What is this hard-to-get-to place?



4. It's first Article is: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

5. Who is this fictional young man?



6. Who claimed that the Angel Moroni lent him scriptures written on golden plates?

7. Born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum in Russia, she moved the United States when she was about 20. She spent a lot of energy promoting her ideas about "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."  What was her pen name?

8. It's what you get when you divide the dividend by the divisor.

9. If you've got an all-powerful and benevolent god, why would human suffering exist? This little conundrum is known as the "_________   ___   _____."

10. She was the star of "Thimble Theatre" for ten years before Popeye even existed.

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Send your answers to Michael5000 inscribed on golden plates.

9 comments:

gS49 said...

1. Xenophobia
2. Watteau
3. Venus
4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5. Tintin
6. Smith, Joseph
7. Rand, Ayn
8. Quotient
9. Problem of evil
10. Olive Oyl

Chuckdaddy said...

Xenophobia
W
Venus
UN Accord on Human Rights (or something like that)
Tintin (!)
Smith (Joseph)
Rand
Quotient
Problem of Job
Olive Oyl

An easy(ier) one for the holidays?

Voron X said...

1. Xenophobia
2. Weird - there aren't many French "W" names. French-Scottish...Wallace? French-German, perhaps? Wilhelm? Bon Roi Wenceslas?
3. The beautifully radiant, ultra hot, yet poisonous and deadly feme fatale of the planets, Venus. (cleverly used in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGrWrjYRhkU
The voice actress, coincidentally, is named Venus Terzo.)
4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5. He looks familiar...no clue...I'll call him...Trenchcoat Tommy!
6. Smith, Joseph
7. Rand, Ayn
8. Quotient
9. Prime Conundrum? The Problem with Religion(in general)?wait...The Problem of Evil.
X. Olive Oyl

La Gringissima said...

1. xenophobia
2. Antoine Watteau
3. Venus
4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
5. Tintin
6. Joseph Smith
7. Ayn Rand
8. dunno
9. dunno
10. Olive Oyl

Critical Bill said...

1. Xenophobia
2. Willenueve
3. Venus
4. Upinishads
5. Tin Tin
6. Smith, Joseph
7. Rand, Ayn
8. Quotient
9. Precis aba atheit
10. Olive Oyl

mrs.5000 said...

1 xenophobia
2 Watteau
3 Venus
4 um, United Nations charter
5 Tintin
6 Joseph Smith
7 Ayn Rand
8 Quotient
9 um, Paradox of Pain
10 Olive Oyl

Elizabeth said...

Xenophobia
Watteau
Venus
United Nations Human Rights Charter
Tintin
Smith, Joseph
Really no idea on this
Quotient
Pretty good argument for the nonexistence of gods
Olive Oyl

PB said...

1. xenophobia
2. No idea
3. Venus
4. United Nations
5. Tintin (with the French pronunciation, please!)
6. Joseph Smith
7. Ayn Rand
8. quotient
9. Problem of Pain (using the 'if in doubt, use a C.S. Lewis book title' approach)
10. Olive Oyl

UnwiseOwl said...

Ooh, not too late!
Firstly, let me say, GO DUCKS!
Now, down to business...
1. Xenophobia
2. Why would I know that?
3. Venus?
4. UN Declaration of Human Rights?
5. Tin Tin!
6. Smith, Jo
7. Really?
8. Quotient
9. Problem of Evil
10. Olive Oyl?

Whoa, not feeling confident this week. I'm gonna miss the quizzes when they go though, Michael.