Monday, February 27, 2017

The Monday Quiz Raises Daily Awareness


Don't panic, there's a theme!  However, if you can't find the theme, or it doesn't help, then you can panic.


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.
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
Incurable romantics Christine, Elder Moore, and Susan all produced a perfect slate of answers.  Love was in the air, or something.


5 comments:

Christine M. said...

1. Egg white
2. The White City
3. White Russians
4. The White Album
5. The White Cliffs of Dover
6. Mont Blanc
7. When I am white I win? He's playing chess, which has black and white pieces.
8. White dwarf star
9. The White Rabbit
10. Polar bear

Thomas Diment said...

Long time no quiz posting for me, but hey...
1. Egg whites.
2. I guess it's White? White Palace?
3. White Russians
4. The Beatles.
5. The white cliffs at Dover
6. Mont Blanc
7. When I am white I win because I am white? (Due to the advantage of moving first in a game of chess)
8. Must be a white Dwarf, but my astrophysics is severely lacking.
9. A White Rabbit talking?
10. ...Whitebait?

DrSchnell said...

1. egg white
2. the White City
3. White Russians. Not to be confused with the drink of the same name.
4. Beatles - "White Album"
5. White Cliffs of Dover
6. Mont Blanc
7. When I am white, I win because I am white. White goes first, and so has a small advantage. If you win when black, or so his thinking goes, then it's because of your intrinsic awesomeness.
8. white dwarf star
9. talking white rabbit
10. polar bear

mrs.5000 said...

1. egg white
2.The White City
3. White Russians
4. The Beatles' White Album
5. White Cliffs of Dover
6. Mont Blanc
7. Um, "When I am White, I win because I'm White," because in chess White has the strategic advantage of the first move.
8. a white dwarf
9. I believe this would be the appearance of a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat, consulting a pocketwatch, and hurrying off muttering that he was late. Which begs the question: what errand brought him above ground in the first place? And did other inhabitants of Wonderland also have the ability to travel beyond the rabbit hole?
10. POLAR BEARS! Go polar bears! Save the ice! Save the ice! Yay for the ice with its high albumen, I mean albedo.

Anonymous said...

1 - Eggwhite
2 - The White City
3 - "The Whites" or White Brigades
4 - The White Album
5 - The White Cliffs of Dover
6 - Mont Blanc
7 - "When I am White I win because I am Efim"??
8 - A White Dwarf
9 - The White Kitten turns into the White Queen
10 - A white sealion
Susan