Monday, April 13, 2015

The New Monday Quiz Celebrates April 13th!

April 13 is the 103rd day of the year!  Celebrate in style with the New Monday Quiz!

1111 -- Henry V and Pope Paschal II had different philosophies regarding the boundaries of church and secular authority. After Henry took Pope Paschal and sixteen of his cardinals prisoner, however, the Pope gave in and consented to his coronation. What title did Henry V assume on April 13?

1204 -- The Fourth Crusade, which at least in the planning stages had been all about conquering Jerusalem, instead sacked what city on April 13, and for several days after?

1570 -- Remember, remember, the Thirteenth of April, the birthday of the most famous member of the Gunpowder Plot. Who was he?

1742 -- A famous religious musical work made its debut in Dublin on April 13. Here's a description:
The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only "scene" taken from the Gospels. Part II concentrates on the Passion and ends with the "Hallelujah" chorus. Part III covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ's glorification in heaven.

What is the piece, and who was the composer?

1849 -- After the civil war diagrammed on this map, what country became a republic on April 13?

1860 -- The man who would eventually paint Christ's Entry Into Brussels in 1889 was born on April 13th. Who was he?

1870 -- The famous art musuem that is now housed in this building was founded on April 13. What's the museum?

1958 -- The Americans struck a blow against the Soviet Union in Moscow on April 13, as the Texan Harvey "Van" Cliburn won a major international competition in what field?

1970 -- An oxygen tank explosion on April 13 put James A. Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred W. Haise in quite a fix. What was the scenario, and what was Swigert's famous line?

1987 -- The future of Macao was decided on April 13, as two countries agreed that it would be transferred from one to the other in 1999. What were the two countries?


Christine M. said...

1. Erm...Holy Roman Emperor?
2. Erm..Constantinople or whatever it was called by then?
3. Guy Fawkes
4. That thing by Handel. Oh, The Messiah!
5. Hungary
6. James Ensor
7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
8. piano
9. Apollo 13. Houston, we have a problem.
10. China and Portugal?

DrSchnell said...

1204. Scranton. Um, no, how about Constantinople/Istanbul?

1570. Guy Fawkes
1742. Handel, Messiah
1849. Slovenia?
1860. ?
1870. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
1958. Competitive piano-ing. Should it be "Cliburn"?
1970. Lunar mission, Apollo 13. "Houston, I think we have a problem."
1987. Portugal, to China

mrs.5000 said...

1 Holy Roman Emperor?
2 Constantinople
3 Guy Fawkes
4 Messiah, Handel
5 Austria-Hungary
6 James Ensor
7 Metropolitan Museum of Art
8 classical piano
9 Um, OK, they were astronauts, and they were up there in space, and they had to...cut short their mission, and hope they could get back home OK? And he said, "Houston, we have a problem"?
10 Um...from the U.S. to the Philippines?

Anonymous said...

1 - King of France
2 - Constantinople
3 - Guy Fawkes
4 - Handel's Messiah
5 - Transylvania
6 - Ensor
7 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
8 - Piano Playing
9 - "Houston, We Have a Problem"
10 - Hong Kong & China
Susan -- This one is fun -- & it's fun to get the answers too.