"The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"


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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:24 pm

Sea lions are called either otarie or lion de mer in French, whereas a seal is phoque

Yes, pronounced about how you think it is, which can create interesting situations for French tourists in English settings. Voila les phoques!
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:54 pm

OK, back to No. 9, which I'm declaring unsolvable.

<<9. Nine ladies dancing (the Forefeast of the Theophany begins on Jan. 2, the ninth day of Christmas).>>

I musta skipped that class in Sunday School.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:55 pm

10. According to the eighth of Alcoholic [sic] Anonymous' 12 traditions, what should AA forever remain?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby no one » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:00 pm

nonprofessional
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:01 pm

<<10. According to the AA Eighth Tradition, AA should remain always nonprofessional.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:02 pm

11. What was the original name of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"? (a) "First Impressions," (b) "Old Friends," (c) "Family Matters," (d) "Suitors, or A Novel of Suitability," (e) "Benefit of Clergy."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:17 pm

Just to keep it moving, I'll WAG at b) "Old Friends"
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:39 pm

try again, Rover.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:00 pm

I'll say D. It sounds more like 18th century title than the others.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:10 pm

well, you're definitely narrowing it down :-)
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:53 pm

First Impressions.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:23 pm

<<11. Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" was originally called "First Impressions." It was published under its familiar title, anonymously, in 1813.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:23 pm

12. What was the name of Dr. Frankenstein's monster?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby dj » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:45 pm

gh wrote:OK, back to No. 9, which I'm declaring unsolvable.

<<9. Nine ladies dancing (the Forefeast of the Theophany begins on Jan. 2, the ninth day of Christmas).>>

I musta skipped that class in Sunday School.


Given the Forefeast beginning on the Jan. 2, the answer is still wrong.

"On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids-a-Milking
7 Swans-a-Swimming
6 Geese-a-Laying
5 Gold Rings
4 Colly Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:05 am

Will be interesting to see what the compiler says in his crx.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:06 am

so, back to...

12. What was the name of Dr. Frankenstein's monster?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:41 am

In the movie, he had no name. He was just The Creature in the credits. Not sure about the book.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:29 am

<<12. Dr. Frankenstein's monster did not have a name; it likened itself to Adam.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30 am

this quiz is 20-deep by the way.

13. What was F. Scott Fitzgerald's real name? (a) Franklin Benjamin Fitzgerald, (b) Forsythe Westcott Hammond Fitzgerald, (c) Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, (d) Gerald Rosenbloom, (e) Scott O'Connor Fitzgerald Jr.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby tandfman » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:32 am

b makes the most sense, methinks.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:37 am

Francis Scott Key.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:44 am

<<13. F. Scott Fitzgerald's original name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:44 am

14. What does the word spaghetti mean in Italian? (a) Little peanuts, (b) little strings, (c) little reeds, (d) uncooked turnips, (e) without sauce.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:02 am

(b) little strings?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Daisy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:13 am

the other obvious guess is (c) little reeds
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:24 pm

<<14. The word spaghetti means "little strings.">>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:25 pm

15. Who wrote, "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the street, and to steal bread"?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:37 pm

I don't know, but I like it.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Tuariki » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:56 pm

Sounds like something America's greatest jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, would say
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Tuariki » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:58 pm

Tuariki wrote:Sounds like something America's greatest jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, would say

Oh well, I was wrong
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Law dude » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:54 pm

Tuariki wrote:
Tuariki wrote:Sounds like something America's greatest jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, would say

Oh well, I was wrong

If it makes you feel any better, I would have made a similar guess and would also have been very wrong.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:39 pm

Same person said

"He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very great prejudice."


No, I didn't know that!
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Conor Dary » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Lincoln?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby dj » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:10 pm

First quote made me think it might be Jonathan Swift.

But the second quote doesn't sound like someone writing about politics or law. Jane Austen? Flaubert?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 am

Since I'm guessing it's too obscure…

15. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the street, and to steal bread." That was written by Anatole France, which was the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, who also wrote, "He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very Great prejudice."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 am

Since I'm guessing it's too obscure…

15. "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the street, and to steal bread." That was written by Anatole France, which was the pen name of Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, who also wrote, "He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and this pretension itself was a very Great prejudice."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:03 am

McGato or anybody else who's feeling benevolent. Feel free to step in here and continue this one as well
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:05 pm

Even though I don't like this quiz (was that last question a trivia question or just some obscure piece of information?), I'll throw the next one up.

16. There are 12 mantras that accompany each Surya Namaskara. During each namaskara, how many yogic postures are assumed? Bonus question: What is the informal name for the assumption of these yogic postures?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:39 pm

Does Pilates count?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:18 pm

gh guessed that Anatole France was too obscure. I think he was right--nobody was likely to get that answer without looking it up. But at least some of us have heard of Anatole France. "Surya Namaskara"? What on earth is that? I'm not even going to bother looking it up. I don't think I want to know.
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