Monday, November 9, 2015

The New Monday Quiz Classic: The Quiz of Eights

The Quiz of Eights

It's into the vault this week for a quiz that you've long forgotten, if you ever saw it in its first run.  Answers remain in arrears as well.  We regret any inconvenience this may engender.

1. The eight basic colors of Crayola crayons have remained the same since the brand was introduced in 1908. For a point apiece, what are they?

2. What does the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protect you from?

3. Catholics and Lutherans consider the Eighth Commandment to be You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. For other Christians, as well as Jews, the 8th Commandment is what?

4. For two weeks in March, 1965 -- between The Temptations' "My Girl" and The Supremes "Stop! In the Name of Love" -- the number one song on the Billboard U.S. singles chart began with these lyrics:
Ooh I need your love babe,
Guess you know it's true.
Hope you need my love, babe,
Just like I need you.
Name that tune.

5. The Noble Eightfold Path consists of:
1. Right view
2. Right intention
3. Right speech
4. Right action
5. Right livelihood
6. Right effort
7. Right mindfulness
8. Right concentration
But who says so?

6. The "G8" or "Group of Eight," is a yearly forum that has been held (originally as the G6 and for a time as the G7) since 1975 among leaders of traditionally powerful countries. It does NOT currently include the "Outreach Five" countries whose influence has been on the rise more recently: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa. For a point apiece, what eight countries DOES it include?

7. Remember eight-track cassettes? Why were they said to have eight tracks?

8. Of the eight planets -- the L&TM5K IAT is in full support of the 2006 IAU decision to fire Pluto -- which are (for two points apiece)
the smallest?
the one with the shortest year?
the furthest from the sun?
the one that's almost the same size as Earth?
9. The "Noble Gases" neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), and xenon (Xe) tend to be chemically unreactive because they have eight ___________.

10. What is the next Fibonacci number after eight?

11. What, for four points, is this dealie:

12. How do you write the number 8 in a binary numerical system?

13. The eighth book of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is a short story about a widow who finds a new husband. It is the Book of _____.


Christine M. said...

1. Red, blue, green, violet, yellow, black, white, brown
2. Earmites
3. Don't do that other thing
4. 8 Days a Week
5. Buddha
6. U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, China, Russia
7. Dunno, but it was annoying when they would fade out during a song.
8. Mercury, Mercury, Neptune, Mars
9. Dunno
10. dunno
11. eighth rest
12. dunno
13. Ruth

Morgan said...

1. Red blue black yellow green orange pink purple
2. Cruel and unusual punishment? I feel like that one's further up the list but I can't remember what this would be.
3. No adultery?
4. Eight: The Song
5. Buddha
6. US, Russia, UK, France, Germany, Canada, and two other countries. Japan and Saudi Arabia?
7. Because they had eight of them.
8. Mercury, Mercury, Neptune, Earth is probably the most correct answer but in second place is Venus
9. Valence electrons
10. 5+8=13
11. Eighth rest
12. 1000
13. Ruth?

DrSchnell said...

1. red yellow blue green violet orange black white
2. cruel and unusual punishment. Apparently it's OK to be cruel, as long as everyone's doin' it. Or it can be really weird as long as it isn't mean.
3. You mean all those other folks get to bear false witness? Bummer to have been raised Lutheran! Thou shalt not neglect to call your beloved parents each weekend?
4. Eight Days a Week, by das Beatles
5. Da Buddha
6. UK, France, US, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, (as the G7), and they become the G8 when they invite Russia along so it doesn't feel sorry for itself.
7. quadrophonic sound on two sides?
8. Mercury / Mercury / Neptune / Venus
9. electrons
10. 13
11. eighth rest
12. 1000
13. Ruth. Thanks, Lyle Lovett.

Anonymous said...

Just to show how feeble & mentally lazy I am I'll put in my three measly answers:
4 - 8 Days a Week
5 - Buddhists
13 - Ruth