Monday, May 4, 2015

The New Monday Quiz XIV

Anyone who refuses to play the New Monday Quiz spends a night in the box!

1. Here are the functional uses to which a popular element were being put in 2010.  Name that element! 

2. Its plot summary on "Sparknotes" includes this sentence. Name that book!
Buck is kidnapped by a gardener on the Miller estate and sold to dog traders, who teach Buck to obey by beating him with a club and, subsequently, ship him north to the Klondike.

3. It's notoriously difficult for an animal to come back from extinction, but this one, long thought to have disappeared in the Cretacious, kind of pulled it off when a living specimen was discovered in 1938.  Name that fish!

4. He ordered Operation Eagle Claw, a 1980 raid-turned-fiasco that resulted in the deaths of eight American soldiers and the loss or capture of seven military aircraft.

5. Vermeer painted Woman With a Pearl Necklace, but who painted Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge?

6. It's the word that means "a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change."

7. This man is feeling less and less hungry.  He is the title character of what 1967 movie?

8. It's from the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, meaning "anointed."

9. It's a population map of the 128th most populous country in the world.  Name that country!

10. Its Wiki plot summary says that it:
tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.
Name that cultural production!


Christine M. said...

1. copper
2. Call of the Wild
3. coelecanth (sp?)
4. Jimmy Carter
5. Mary Cassatt
6. chemical stuff
7. Cool Hand Luke
8. Christ
9. Croatia

The Great Catsby said...

I'm a little too sleep tired for all of this but
2.Call of the Wild
4. Carter
7. Cool Hand Luke (love love love)
9. Pretty sure it's croatia.

Oh man I glad I stumbled over to this site. Looking forward to next week

mrs.5000 said...

1 copper
2 Call of the Wild
3 coelecanth
4 Jimmy Carter (and here I would like to point out that I could have answered #s 2 and 3 at an early age, before #4 had even happened.
5 must be Mary Cassatt
6 catalyst
7 Here's my marriage dividend, because I immediately think "spend the night in the box!" but what is his name? Cool Hand Luke, I think.
8 Christ
9 Croatia
10 I have no idea, what a comedy of errors. Hey, that must be it! Comedy of Errors.

Morgan said...

1. Copper
2. Call of the Wild?
3. Coelacanth
4. Carter, Jimmy
5. Cassatt?
6. Catalyst
7. Cool Hand Luke
8. Crown?
9. Croatia
10. Comedy of Errors (I was thinking "Twelfth Night?" Shakespeare has a lot of comedies with twins.)

DrSchnell said...

1. copper
2. Call of the Wild
3. coelocanth (sp?)
4. Carter
5. Cassatt?
6. catalyst
7. Cool Hand Luke
8. Chosen?
9. Croatia
10. Comedy of Errors

gS49 said...

1. Copper
2. Call of the Wild
3. Coelacanth
4. Clinton (or Carter)
5. Cassatt
6. Catalyst
7. Cool Hand Luke
8. Christ
9. Croatia
10. Comedy of Errors

Anonymous said...

I'm very late on this but will submit it anyhow because I think I did better than usual.
1 - Chromium
2 - Call of the Wild
3 - Colacanth-
4 - Jimmy Carter
5 - Mary Cassat
6 - Huh?
7 - Cool Hand Luke
8 - Chrism
9 - Croatia
10 - Comedy of Errors