Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Wednesday Quiz's topics include the laws of sacrifice


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. Rolling Stone says they are the 73rd "Greatest [rock, presumably] Artists of All Time."  This is apparently evidenced on albums such as The Bends, OK Computer, and Kid A.

2. Shakespeare's plays probably retailed for 6 pence each when they were first printed in this format.

3. His college professor told him not to go into Physics because there weren't any problems left to solve -- so of course he went and founded quantum theory (although some people think he was more like Einstein's co-pilot). He's got a constant named after him! h!

4. The actor is Marlon Brando. What's the movie?

5. This is information about a language test. What language is it in?

6. Shah Jahan built its most impressive monuments, but it reached its peak of power under Aurangzeb.  In 1700, it encompassed about a quarter of the world's population, but by 1804 it existed only as a formality, and in 1857 its last vestiges were eliminated.  What was this political entity?

7. Its topics include the laws of sacrifice, the rules of the priesthood, how to avoid and purge uncleanliness, and other assorted rules on behavior.

8. It's the pink one over to the east.

9. The main character of The Grapes of Wrath, he's also the title character of songs by Woodie Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen.

10. Who wrote The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans, and Never Let Me Go?


Don't bother with the Wednesday Quiz; there aren't really any problems left to solve in it.


Christine M. said...

1. Radiohead
2. Quarto
3. Planck?
4. On the Waterfront
5. Norwegian
6. Mughal
7. er...dunno
8. Ka-blah blah-stan
9. Tom Joad
10. er...starts with an I

gS49 said...

1. Ramones
2. Quarto
3. Plank, Max
4. On the Waterfront
5. Norweigian
6. Mughal Empire
7. Leviticus
8. Kyrgystan
9. Fonda, Henry (no, that's not right)
10. Ishiguro

Voron X said...

1. Really no clue.
2. Quarto
3. Planck
4. On to the next question...
5. Norweigen
6. Mongol Empire?
7. Leviticus
8. Kyrgistan
9. Jesse?
X. I don't know.

UnwiseOwl said...

1. Radiohead
2. Quarto?
3. Max Planck
4. On The Waterfront, he was in that, I think...
5. Norwegian/Norse
6. Moghul Empire
7. Leviticus
8. Kyrgistan
9. Jesse Joad...Jesse James...Jesse's girl?
10. Ishiguro? Damn, that doesn't feel quite right, I've read all those damn books why can't I remember his name right...

mrs.5000 said...

Never too late for Wednesday!
1 The Ramones?
2 quarto
3 Planck
4 On the Waterfront
5 Thank god for alphabet order! Norwegian
6 Mmmm mmmm I know it. Nope.
7 Leviticus
8 Kafkaeskistan? I'm so ashamed.
9 Tom Joad
10 Ishiguro
I coulda been a contender. (But I wasn't.)

Eavan Moore said...

Max Planck
On the Waterfront
Mogul empire
Tom Joad
Kazuo Ishiguro