Monday, December 29, 2014

The New Monday Quiz III

No special occasion today -- back to the general knowledge!

1. I removed the name of the artist of L'Inverno from this 1977 Italian stamp.  What was the name of this quirky 16th century painter?

2. In one play, he says:
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest--
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men--
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
And in another, he says:
I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here impĆ³rtune death a while, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay upon thy lips.
Who is he?

3. Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore directs some military action in this still from imdb's 45th best film of all time. What is the name of the 1979 movie?

4. As the bishop of Hippo -- an important North African city, until it was sacked and destroyed in 698 A.D. -- this guy became a leading figure in Christian theology, developing ideas like divine grace, original sin, and the notion that Christians should be focused on "the City of God" rather than secular, earthly concerns.  What's was his name?

5. This map shows the administrative regions and major towns of what country?

6. Element #51, symbolized Sb, is a silver-grey metal that used to be commonly confused with lead, back in the old days.  What's its name?

7. It's 1918, and most of these young British men are presumably delighted as they listen to an announcement of the ________________.

8. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. And as this novel opens, Price Oblonsky is unhappy that he has been caught fooling around with the governess and has to sleep on the couch.

9. This sign is in Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnically-distinct region that has legally been part of Azerbaijan since that country's independance in 1991, but which has never actually been integrated into that country.   You might recall a war being fought over this matter.  Anyway, what language is the red part of the sign in?

10. Inspired by a didactic novel by Friedrich Nietzsche, it's actually a fairly long tone poem. The interesting bit is the first minute or so, which we usually think of it as the theme from 2001 - A Space Odyssey.


Morgan said...

1. Arcimboldo
2. Antony
3. Apocalypse Now. I think there's some punctuation in there, too? I hope that I won't be dinged for leaving it out.
4. Andrew
5. Albania
6. Antimony
7. Armistice
8. All's Well That Ends Well (which is a novel I guess? I don't know)
9. Armenian?
10. A

Elizabeth said...

1. Good thing the art tournament is running concurrently, and I hope I remember the name: Arcimboldo?
2. Antony, Marc
3. Apocalypse Now
4. And I will recognize the name I am sure but it is not in my head right now.
5. Albania
6. Antimony?
7. Armistice (The)
8. Anna Karenina
9. Azeri is probably too obvious but that's my answer.
10. Also Sprach Zarathustra (still a total mystery)

gS49 said...

1. Archimboldo
2. Anthony, Marc
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Augustine
5. Albania
6. Antimony
7. Armistice
8. Anna Karenina
9. Armenian
10. Also Sprache Zarathustra

Do I get an 'A'?

mhwitt said...

hieronymus bosch
Apoccalypse Now
St Augustine
Armistice (end of The Great War)
The Brothers Karamazov
Thus Spake Zarathrustra (bad spelling, I assume)

DrSchnell said...

1.I know the art, but have no idea what his name was....
2. Anthony
3. Apocalypse Now
4. ?
5. Albania
6. Antimony
7. Armistice
8. Anna Karenina
9. Armenian. Does their flag really look like it was produced on an Atari 2600?
10. Also Sprach Zarathustra. Good timing, as I just watched 2001 for the first time last night....

mrs.5000 said...

Oh, right! I read the questions, but forgot to answer them yesterday!
1 Arcimboldo
2 Marc Antony
3 Apocalypse Now
4 St Augustine
5 Albania
6 antimony
7 Armistice
8 Anna Karenina
9 Armenian
10 Thus Spake Zarathustra. Hey!

pfly said...

I know some of these! Seeing Sweden was what made me actually write this down.

1. That guy from the Infinite Art Tournament. Italian name. Starts with a B? No, came earlier in the tournament, must start with an A. I saw his silly paintings enough to recognize them anywhere, but who can keep track of those Italian names?
2. Looks like Shakespeare.
3. Gotta be Apocolypse Now.
4. Gotta be Saint Augustine.
5. Sweden. Look at the shape! What else could it be?
6. Antimoney.
7. Um, the end of WW1? Must be something else, that's too obvious?
8. Price Oblonsky, eh? Related to Vincent Price? If it was Prince Oblonsky I'd want to say War and Peace, but it's probably some other Tolstoy. What else did he write? Anna Karenenina?
9. Armerican. Armurican. Armenian.
10. Also Spake Zarathustra. Probably "Thus Spoke..." or "Also Sprach", but I like mixing my German and old-sounding English. And it's true, the thing goes on a long time after the famous first minute, but a lot less dramatically and more lost. I guess that's kinda the point? But really, saying 2001 gave it away? You coulda just said "tone poem inspired by Nietzsche novel". I don't think anyone wrote a tone poem on "The Gay Science" or "The Antichrist". Well, maybe The Antichrist.

pfly said...

Sheesh, it was only after looking at the comments that I realized the answers all start with A. So #7, well yea, the term we use for the end of WW1. #10, yay for my using the German name, ish. #2, I stand by, it *is* Shakespeare! Shakespeare said those things, and actors playing the role Shakespeare wrote. The real Marc Anthony didn't say those things!

As for #5, I am geographically ashamed. I swear I could see Stockholm in there.

Ben said...

1. I should know this one, because I keep voting for him in the art tournament. But I don't.
2. Mark Antony
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Antonius
5. Albania
6. Arsenic
7. Armistice
8. Amelia Bedelia
9. Probably not Azerbaijani, huh?
10. Also Sprach Zarathustra