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1. What is albumen?
2. What was the popular name for the elaborate grounds of Chicago's famous 1893 World's Columbian Exposition?
3. Aside from being anti-communist, and not even that was ironclad, members of this movement had no single ideological bent. Some members were monarchist and some were against the monarchy, and most wanted to avoid taking a position on the issue so as to not alienate anybody. Its most effective leader, Admiral Alexander Kolchak, succeeded in creating a temporary government in 1918, but it fell apart in 1920. Even then, many of the movement's local leaders recognized no authority above their own.
What was this troubled movement called?
4. Its third side starts with "Birthday," "Yer Blues," and "Mother Nature's Son"
5. Southeast of London, there is a famous place "composed primarily of coccoliths, plates of calcium carbonate formed by coccolithophores, single-celled planktonic algae whose skeletal remains sank to the bottom of the ocean during the Cretaceous and, together with the remains of bottom-living creatures, formed sediments." What's it called?
6. The tallest mountain in the Alps is on the border of France and Italy. What's it called?
7. "...when I am Black I win because I am Bogolyubov," said grandmaster Efim Bogolyubov. What do you suppose was the first half of the quote, and what did he mean by it?
8. One of these objects packs mass comparable to the Sun's into a volume comparable to that of Earth. Although it doesn't generate energy, it glows with stored thermal energy. Enough stored thermal energy, in fact, to it to keep glowing for billions of year. What's it called?
9. "When [Alice] thought it over afterwards," we read in the third paragraph, "it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural." What, I ask you, is "this"?
10. Today, February 27th, is annual awareness-raising day for a marine mammal with limbs and feet so well developed that it can walk and run on land for extended distances. Name that animal!
Answers go in the comments!
Two weeks ago, The New Monday Quiz celebrated Valentines Day. The answers were:
1. Discovered Radium. Incidentally: we all know that the Curies discovered Radium and radiation, that they didn't realize what they were messing with, and that it killed 'em dead. But actually, Pierre Curie was run down by a horse and carriage, in a crude early version of our modern automobile accidents. Marie, who received Nobel prizes in 1903 and 1911, died of almost-certainly-radiation-induced leukemia, but it wasn't until 1934, at age 66. I had always imagined them perishing in their early thirties or something.Incurable romantics Christine, Elder Moore, and Susan all produced a perfect slate of answers. Love was in the air, or something.
2. Shelley, the poet
3. Antony and Cleopatra
4. Abelard and Heloise
5. The Taj Mahal
6. Queen Victoria
7. Yoko Ono and John Lennon
8. Sartre and Beauvoir
9. Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson
10. Catherine the Great