Monday, August 22, 2016

The New Monday Quiz, Summer Edition

Every week, this quiz forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits

1. Here's a capsule description of a 2002 best-seller:
The first half of the novel is about Cal's family and depicts his grandparents' migration from Bursa, a city in Asia Minor, to... Detroit, Michigan, then a booming industrial city. The latter half of the novel, set in the late 20th century, focuses on Cal's experiences in his hometown of Detroit and his escape to San Francisco, where he comes to terms with his modified gender identity.
What's the book?

2. In a big 2014 summer blockbuster, "Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are fleeing after stealing a powerful artifact." What's the name of the movie?

3. Who is the famous artist who made these three paintings?

4. Pip, Madame Defarge, Uriah Heep, Esther Summonson, Wilkins Micawber, and little Jenny Wren are all characters created by this author. By what author?

5.What country is shown here?

6. Who!?  What?!  Where?!

7. Greetings from what city?

8. Twenty-seven years ago today, a man named Nolan Ryan did something for the 5000th time.  That's more times than anyone else has done it, before or since!  What did Mr. Ryan do so very often?

Last week's Summer Quiz answers were all like:
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Pablo Picasso
4. James Joyce
5. Honduras
6. a self-portrait by Rembrandt
7. Hong Kong
8. It was the first ship to go thru the Panama Canal
Christine M. got a perfect slate, quickly followed by DrSchnell.  That means that the good doctor will need to disassemble the Summer Quiz trophy, which came into his keeping last week, and send half of it to Christine M. in the Buckeye State.

Incidentally -- and although everybody knows it's all about the goodwill, not the medal count -- the current Summer-season score is DrSchnell 3, Christine M. 2, Susan 1, pfly 1.


Eavan said...

1. Middlesex
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Klee
4. Dickens
5. Bulgaria
6. Michelangelo, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, somewhere in Italy
7. Also somewhere in Italy
8. No idea.

Christine M. said...

1. Dunno
2. Dunno
3. Wassily Kandinsky
4. Dickens
5. Bulgaria
6. The Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Michelangelo
7. Rome
8. Mm, strikeouts?

Anonymous said...

There goes my chance to get beyond one good score, since I have to start with #3.
3 - Joan Miro
4 - Charles Dickens
5 - Bulgaria
6 - Michelangelo -- Sistine Chapel in Rome
7 - Rome again
8 - Pitched a shut-out

gS49 said...

Ain't gonna do good, either.

1. Never heard of it.
2. Nope.
3. Miro
4. Ch. Dickens
5. Hungary
6. Micheangelo; creation of Adam; Sistine Chaple, Vatican
7. Rome
8. Hit a home run