Monday, February 23, 2015

The New Monday Quiz VII

Sorry about the lack of a quiz last week.  I sat down to write it, and fell asleep.

Sorry about how this quiz appeared for a while last Wednesday and then disappeared. Blogger is still, after all these years, still a little glichy.

1. This population map is a bit dated, but the pattern still holds.  But what country does it show?

2. It's the one that has:
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention!
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!
and also:
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd, —
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

3. Here's a composite image very characteristic of the artist who made it!  But what's his name?

4. Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal law" or the "eternal way," is sometimes called the world's oldest religion, although some people wonder if it exactly a religion, or a way of life, or a philosophical stance, or what exactly. Encompassing a wide range of belief and practice, it generally prescribes the eternal duties such as honesty, mercy, purity, and self-restraint.  We commonly call it ________.

5. This simplistic diagram could only represent _____________.

6. "Many people who may never have heard any of his major works ... have nevertheless derived great pleasure from hearing or singing such small masterpieces as the carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter.'"  But he's best known for The Planets.

7. The 214th movie on the imdb list has this plot summary: "A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him." What's the well-known film?

8. He studied the rings of Saturn and discovered Titan, invented the pendulum clock, and was among the foremost theorists of gravity, mechanics, and optics before Newton. He developed the wave theory of light, he was Leibnitz's math tutor, and was a dab hand on the harpsichord. Who was this unreasonably brainy Dutchman?

9. What country's stamp is this?

10. They ruled the Holy Roman Empire for centuries, and at various times were kings of Austria, Bohemia, Hungary, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Galicia, Transylvania, and seemingly everywhere else. What was the name of this strange European family?


Elizabeth Farquhar said...

Okay, I'll answer the questions AGAIN. *sigh*

1. Honduras
2. Henry the (possibly) V
3. In the intervening week I have still not recalled the name of this artist that I remember from the IAT but obviously wasn't inspired by.
4. Hinduism
5. Hydrogen
6. Holst, Gustav
7. High Noon! I remember now! In this respect the week's delay was very useful.
8. I still think this is Hirschel and I still suspect I am spelling his name incorrectly.
10. Hapsburg

11. Hooray for the return of the Monday quiz!

DrSchnell said...

2. Henry V
3. Hockney, David
4. Hinduism
5. Hydrogen
6. Holst! (our orchestra is playing Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus at our next concert).
7. High Noon
8. Hubbel? Too recent, but the only H astronomy guy I can think of.
9. Hungary
10. Hapsburgs

Ben said...

Well, I know a few of these and can make some guesses on a few others. Let's give it a try!

1. Haiti?
2. I don't THINK it's Hamlet, but I can't think of any other Shakespeare plays that start with 'H'.
3. I should know this from the IAT, but I don't.
4. Hinduism?
5. Hydrogen
6. Holst
7. No idea
8. Hubble?
9. Hungary
10. ?

mrs.5000 said...

1 Honduras
2 Henry V
3 Hockney
4 Hinduism
5 hydrogen
6 Holst
7 High Noon
8 Huygens
9 Hungary
10 Hapsburgs

ha! that wasn't so bad.

pfly said...

Fine fine, I'll try.

1. Honduras
2. Henry the...1, 2... 5!
3. oh, that guy. um, Hockeystick.
4. Hinduism?
5. Hydrogen
6. Holst (wouldnta guessed if not for The Planets)
7. Argh....Hoedown? Huge Mittens? Horses and Penguins? No fair, I don't know much about movies.
8. Um um um...Hugh Gens. Huygens.
9. Magyarország, obviously (aka Hungary)
10. Habsburgs--I've played EU4.

Anonymous said...

1 - Honduras
2 - Henry V
3 - Sheesh
4 - Hinduism
5 - Don't know much about geometry
6 - Holst
7 - High Noon
8 - Hate missing an art one
9 - Hungary
10 - Hapsburg

Eavan Moore said...

1. Honduras
2. Henry, um. IV? V?
4. Hinduism
5. Hydrogen
6. Holst
7. High Noon
8. I don't know! I wonder if I would recognize his name if I saw it.
9. Hungary
10. Hapsburg