1. There are 27 letters in the Spanish alphabet. What does it have that the English alphabet doesn't?
2. The historically most successful team in major league baseball has won 27 World Series. What's that team?
3. The "27 Club" refers to a surprising number of successful musicians who have died at that unfortunate age. Name a few of them!
4. What's the cube root of 27?
5. Rescued from a World War I battlefield, he went on to star in 27 motion pictures and became one of the most successful and highest paid animal actors of all time. He was a German Shepherd. What was his name?
6. What is Element 27? I'll give you a hint, it's one of these: Aluminum, Astatine, Cobalt, Hydrogen, Mercury, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Radon, or Xenon.
7. If you were listening to a Symphony #27 in G Major, and the program notes told you it was "K. 199/161b," you'd know it was by what composer?
8. On the other hand, if you were listening to a Piano Sonata #27 in E minor, Op. 90, and the program notes told you it was written in 1814, you could assume it was by whom?
9. The 27th most populous country has the 11th wealthiest economy, a population that is 20% Protestant, 16% Buddhist, 8% Catholic, and 57% not religiously affiliated, and only one land border but that one a notoriously tense one. Also, a stand-in head of state at the moment. Name that country!
10. Today is the 27th birthday of Nicolas Nkoulou, a defender for one of the historically most successful African national soccer teams. He was born in the capital, Yaoundé. From what country does Mr. Nkoulou hail?
Answers go in the comments! Bonus point for an interesting observation about how the number 27 is significant in your own life!
Two weeks ago, The New Monday Quiz wished happy birthday to a bunch of folks who were all more famous than you are, unless you're fairly famous. The answers were:
1. The artist was Georges de la TourNon-UnitedStatsean UnWise Owl got a gimme on #3, since Millard Fillmore is like the... I dunno... George Reid of American politics, maybe. Anyhoo, Mrs. still came up with the win after her ammendment gave her a perfect slate of answers. She may choose between massive shaggy white forepaws or being like Millard Fillmore... whatever that might entail.
2. When the Pope said that “the poor were his nephews," he meant that he wanted the Church to help the poor, and eliminate nepotism?
3. Abigail's hubby was Millard Fillmore.
4. Grand Viziers were the heads of the Ottoman Empire, although often not for long.
5. Percival Lowell predicted Pluto, albeit ineptly.
6. Al Jaffee wrote for Mad Magazine
7. That's a map of Honduras
8. That's a still from Fargo
9. High school band made good: U2
10. Mr. Lázaro plays for Milan