Monday, February 2, 2015

Quiz Answers

An outpouring from the deep accumulated reservoir of quiz answers.

The New Monday Quiz IV

1. The Norman Conquest (as shown on the Bayeux Tapestry)
2. Nicolas Nickleby (worked at Dotheboys Halls)
3. North Korea (site of the amazing Ryugyong Hotel).  The photo is not significantly photoshopped, and I have convinced Morgan so.
4. Beethoven's Ninth (first symphony with a choir)
5. examples of Netherlandish paintings
6. Nabokov wrote those other books, too.
7. North by Northwest
8. Noah got drunk and cursed his son for seeing him nekkid.
9. a temperature map of Norway
10. Element #10 is Neon

Quite a few 9/10 performances on this one, but it was Ezra who stepped up and crushed it, 10 for 10.

The New Monday Quiz, MLK Day Edition

1. The playwright with Dr. King's birthday is Moliere
2. The Kings went to Germany
3. King's choir sang at the Gone with the Wind premiere.
4. The guy on the stamp: Booker T. Washington
5. The city on the Shawmut Penninsula: Boston.  King went to BU.
6. On the map: Gold shows Lutherans, grey shows Mormons, and blue shows -- some of you will kick yourselves -- Catholics, about 1/4 of the U.S. population.
7. Dr. King went to India.
8. The San Marco Republic was the last incarnation of independent Venice.
9. That's Lyndon B. Johnson in the photo.
10. Those were the words of Robert Kennedy.

Top honors to Christine M. on this one.

The New Monday Quiz V

1. Giotto (broke with the Byzantine style)
2. Gullivers Travels ("A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan.")
3. The Godfather (starts with a wedding)
4. St. Gregory (the "last good pope," of Gregorian chant fame.)
5. a map of Gabon
6. Some of you will be kicking yourself: Element #79 is called "Gold."
7. (You barely need your) Gall Bladder.
8. Guildenstern (the famous unimportant character, my lord)
9. A stamp from Georgia, before it was absorbed by the Soviet Union, before it broke away from the Soviet Union.
10. Grieg (is the big name in Norwegian classical music)

Only Mrs.5000 and Susan made it over the first hurdle here.  I'm going to give firsts to the Mrs., Ben, and perhaps DrSchnell.

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