Monday, November 2, 2015

The New Monday Quiz: characterized by rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements

Another week off from the march of history.  Instead, I give you the following somewhat tricksy business.

No answers this week; we'll catch up next time.

1. In their first 15 years, from 1967 to 1981, they were famously bad, winning 59 games, losing 154, and tying 5.

2. This famous landmark is in what city?

3. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare Winningham, centers on a group of friends that have just graduated from Georgetown University and their adjustment to their post-university lives and the responsibilities of encroaching adulthood.  It's apparently very bad!  What's it called?

4. A pioneer in aviation, this guy wrote a little book -- a children's book, perhaps -- that is said to be the third most translated book in history.  It was certainly one of the all-time best sellers.  He disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea in 1944.  Who was he?

5. Here's an exciting minute in 1980, where?

6. In this novel, the title character is a ____________.

7. Here's the downtown of a large American city.  But when?

8. Pick one of the two:

8a: She was, according to her obituary, a terse and moving spokesman during the Twenties, the Thirties and the Forties. She was an idol of the younger generation during the glorious early days of Greenwich Village when she wrote what critics termed a frivolous but widely known poem which ended:
My candle burns at both ends, It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends, It gives a lovely light! "

8b: Her work includes 2007's Marry Me, 2009's Actor, 2011's Strange Mercy, and an eponymous 2014 release.

9. Nowadays, of course, we call the disorder characterized by rapid, uncoordinated jerking movements primarily affecting the face, hands and feet "Sydenham's chorea."  What did they call it back in the old days?

10. Here's Shakespeare's Henry V firing up the troops on the morning of October, 25 1415, just before the Battle of Agincourt.  What is this speech called?


Christine M. said...

1. New Orleans Saints
2. St. Basil's, Moscow
3. St. Elmo's Fire
4. Antoine St. Expuery (spelling?)
5. Mt. St. Helen goes boom.
6. St. Bernard
7. St. Patrick's Day, Chicago
8. St. Vincent (Millay)
9. St. Vitus Dance
10. The Big Pep Talk

Gs49 said...

1. ---
2. St. Petersburg
3. --
4. Saint Exupery
5. Mt. St. Helen's
6. St. Bernard
7. St. Paul
8a. Edna St. Vincent Millay
9. St. Vitus' dance
10. St. Crispin's Day

S(t)neaky, St. Mike.

DrSchnell said...

1. New Orleans Saints
2. Saint Petersburg
3. St. Elmo's Fire
4. Antoine St. Exupery (sp?)
5. Mt. St. Helens
6. Saint Bernard
7. St. Patrick's Day, Chicago. I've been there on that day, and it is really very green. That's the river that the city reversed the direction of and connected in w/ the Illinois River so that Chicago no longer was drinking its own sewage pumped from the lake.
8. Edna St. Vincent Millay. the other one is St. Vincent, the musician.
9. ?
10. St. Crispin's Day yammerings-on. Or speech. or something like that.

Anonymous said...

1 - Florida Marlins
2 - St. Petersburg
3 -
4 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5 - Mount Saint Helens
6 - A dog
7 -
8a - Edna Saint-Vincent Millay
9 - Saint Vitus Dance
10 - Once More Into the Breach

Ben said...

1. St. Louis Cardinals (of the football persuasion)
2. St. Petersburg
3. St. Elmo's Fire
4. Saint-Exupery?
5. Mt. St. Helens
6. St. Bernard
7. St. Patrick's Day

...and then it goes all to hell.