Monday, March 27, 2017

The New Monday Quiz Celebrates... the 27th!!!

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 Tour
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
Non-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.


Eavan Moore said...

1. eñe
2. Probably like... the Yankees or the Dodgers. One of them famous ones. Let's say Yankees.
3. Kurt Cobain. Janis Joplin?
4. 3
8. Sheez. Ummm. Beethoven?
9. South Korea
10. Cameroon

Eavan Moore said...

Oh, I forgot -- 27 is significant for me because the year I turned 27 was the year that I joined both Bus Riders Unite and the Community Alliance of Tenants. That changed my life.

Anonymous said...

1. ñ
2. Yankees?
3. Kurt Cobain, Jimi Henrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse
4. dunno
5. Rin Tin Tin
6. 'bout Mercury?
7. Erm...Beethoven?
8. Erm...Beethoven?
9. South Korea
10. Erm...dunno.

DrSchnell said...

1. the n with the tilde over it ("enyay" - sorry, I don't know how to tilde in this here comment box), ll, and ch (though those last two always seemed like a bit of a cheat to inflate the letter count).
2. stupid Yankees.
3. Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin. Maybe Jimi Hendrix too?
4. 3
5. Rin Tin Tin
6. I think it's cobalt
7. Mozart
8. Beethoven
9. South Korea
10. Cameroon

Anonymous said...

This Quiz is so hard I'm just going to list the answers I have. I hope they're all right. Susan
2 - New York Yankees
5 - Rin Tin Tin
7 - Mozart
8 - Beethoven
9 - South Korea

Anonymous said...

I forgot too. 27 is significant since it's my age when our first son was born. Susan

UnwiseOwl said...

I'm sorry, Millard Fillmore. I promise to never forget you ever again.
1. Almost certainly something than we write with an accent over it, though I'm drawing a blank as to which one. Maybe ^ch?
2. Ok, well. I know about the Yankees. It's probably the Yankees.
3. Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain
4. 3
5. Hrm...famous dogs. Pretty sure Lassie and Old Yeller are fictional, so maybe Rin Tin Tin was real?
6. I was sure that it was Zinc, but it seems that something in the last 15 years I'd forgotten the ScTiVi part of my Mnemonic. Cobalt. If copper had been one of the options I would have been conflicted.
7. That's a lot of symphonies you got there, Mr. Mozart. Shame if something were them.
8. Ooh...maybe Chopin? C'mon man, stick to Mozart.
9. Protestant/Buddhist/Catholic? Really? South Korea?
10. Cameroon

I don't know if it's an interesting observation or not. But 27 is a number that represents the number of years that I have currently lived on this earth, so it's just as well that I'm not a prominent blues musician, I'm thinking.