Monday, July 25, 2016

The New Monday Quiz, Summer Edition

Another Quiz in the lighter, more relaxed summer NMQ format, with questions written specifically for your warm-weather enjoyment! 

1. In 1600, an English sailor arrives in Japan and has many, many adventures. That's that basic premise of what 1975 best-seller?

2. Name the 1978 Summer blockbuster!

3. What artist painted these?

4. She is famous on the internet, ironically enough, for writing “You cannot find peace by avoiding life." That wasn't really something she said, though; those are words put in her mouth by the book and movie The Hours. But she did write “I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from me,” in her 1931 novel The Waves. Name the made and remade author!

5. Here's a geological map. What's the country?

6. Here's a famous painting!  Do you know the artist, the title, or anything else interesting about it?

7. I took the name of the city off of this postcard to make it harder to tell where it's from!  Where's it from?

8. There's only one well-known 40th Symphony, and it was completed 228 years ago today. It's still in heavy rotation, in classical music circles! Who was the composer?

Last week's Summer Quiz answers were: Dune, Shrek, Cezanne, Dostoevsky, Morocco, Botticelli's Venus and Mars, London, and Brazil. We're going to give initial joint custody of the Summer Quiz Cup to DrSchnell and pfly, for their basically-perfect slates.


Christine M. said...

1. Shogun
2. Grease, which I still have never seen
3. Vermeer
4. Virginia Woolf
5. Belgium
6. It's one of the Bruegels. A reproduction hung in my elementary school.
7. Istantul
8. erm...Mozart?

gS49 said...

1. Shogun
2. Grease
3. Hals (?)
4. Virginia Woolf
5. Belgium
6. Bruegel (again, ?)
7. Istanbul, not Constantinople
8. Haydn

Morgan said...

2. Grease
5. Belgium
6. P. Bruegel

Anonymous said...

1 - Shogun
2 - Grease
3 - Vermeer
4 - Virginia Woolf
5 - Belgium
6 - Bruegel - Hunters in the Snow -- Painting has been used as proof of
the cold weather in the "Little Ice Age"
7 - Istanbul
8 - Mozart

DrSchnell said...

1. Shogun
2. Grease
3. Vermeer
4. Virginia Woolf
5. Belgium
6. It probably showed up in your art tournament, but I dunno
7. Istanbul (not Constantinople)
8. Mozart

pfly said...

1. I don't know...Japan? Wasn't there a book called Shogun or something?
2. Uh, Grease?
3. Er...that Vermeer guy?
4. I just don't know
5. Belgium!
6. It's by that guy who painted stuff. Brugel, Bruegel, however it is spelled. Not sure of the title or what is interesting about it other than all the stuff going on *in* it, which is a lot.
8. Moozart