Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quiz Week 3

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1)Okay as we all know the Chinese script is something really difficult to write and read…
So for many words they substitute pictures instead…
For example for ‘brave’ they draw a man with a 4 pack abs.

So here’s a word for which they draw 2 women under a roof.(In the Mandarin)
Now what word does this depict??
Here’s the picture.(One on the left)
Ansewer(Highlight to view): Two women under one roof = trouble (: 

2) This guy won a couple of US Opens, a Wimbledon and an Olympic gold.
Among his most priced possessions is this flask which was given to him by his father. What is blanked out in the flask?

Ansewer(Highlight to view): This is Norris Williams , the only Titanic survivor to win an Olympic medal. His father couldn't survive the disaster. His father gave this flask to Norris. Several instances in Cameron's movie were inspired by real life experiences of Norris Williams. The answer to this question: the flask reads 'Titanic'. 


3) Identify and connect these 2 popular confectionery products. The images have been edited.



Ansewer(Highlight to view): Fig Newtons and Choco Leibniz  :)



4) X is known by several names around the world. A few of them are 

  • pez dama (domino) in Latin American 
  • Sapodilla Tom (as X was spotted often in the Sapodilla Cay) in the Southern Pacific
  • Papa Shillingi in Kenya as it is believed that God threw shillings upon X
  • Marokintana (many stars) in Madagascar
  • geger lintang (stars in the back) in Indonesia and Java.
X is what?

Ansewer(Highlight to view): The whale shark which looks like this.





5) The country marked is the first to provide free WiFi access all over the country. But what I want you tell me is which mouse figures on the backside of its $1 coin ? 
What is so special that has been blocked out,
that it features here?


Ansewer(Highlight to view): Pikachu . See coin here.



6) Connect the following
  • Greek goddess of disputes and strife
  • Rapanui god who created humanity
  • Matron goddess of Hawai'i
  • Roman goddess of harvest
  • Greek ruler of underworld 
Ansewer(Highlight to view): The Solar System's Dwarf Planets:  Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Ceres and Pluto.

7) Perhaps the easiest question in this blog yet. Identify the man in this stamp. And explain the mild humour in putting his name and face on a stamp. 

Ansewer(Highlight to view): Rutherford, who said " All science is either physics or stamp collecting ".



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17 answers:

1. Trouble
2. Dunno
3. Dunno
4. WhaleShark damn sure!
5. Pikachu
6. dunno but some thing to do with astronomy i think because of all the gods and goddesses names
7. Rutherford

1. Trouble
2. Dunno
3. Dunno
4. WhaleShark damn sure!
5. Pikachu
6. dunno but some thing to do with astronomy i think because of all the gods and goddesses names
7. Rutherford

1.MArijuana
2.titanic
something to do with it,
say water from the day titanic sunk
3.
4.whale
5.the country is nieu,
and the coin has a picture of Pikachu(nice question ,i infact wanted to post this on quizzers.)
6.
7.Rutherford

1.Marijuana
2.something to witht the titanic
3.
4.shark
5.lord Ganesha's mount
6.Ernst Rutherford,
R for Rutherford.

4-Killer shark
5-Country:Tuvalu
7-Guy-Rutherford

7 rutherford,6 pikachu ,3 sharkwhale , 2 titanic water, 1 marijuana

4.Either the Dalmatian or the whale shark...

5. Niue in Polynesia have PIKACHU COINS OMG THEY ROCK!

6.Strife - Eris
Underworld - Hades
Harvest - Ceres
The connect would probably be plutoids...

7.R is for Rutherford....no clue what the joke is...

1. A brothel :P
5. Pikachu
7. Rutherford. "All science is either physics or stamp collecting"

1. trouble
2. Titanic survivor norris williams
3. newtons and leibniz
4. whale shark
6. all are dwarf planets named after those gods
7. alphabet r for rutherford in a to z new zealand
stamp series

Hi my name is Trevor Montague - great quiz
1 Trouble
2 Titanic
3 Nabisco Strawberry Newtons / Bahlsen choco Leibniz both first produced in 1891
4 whale shark
5 pikachu
6 dwarf planets
7 Ernest Rutherford quote "all science is either physics or stamp collecting

1 . Two women under a roof - trouble
2. The person is Aggasi, I believe, no idea about what is written in that flask.
3. Pass.
4. Whale shark.
5. The country is Niue. Computer mouse?
6. All these were the goddesses became the cause for a war (wild guess ; owing to Trojan war)
7. Ernest Rutherford.

1) trouble or bother. It's not two women by the way, it's two trees.

3) The first is a fig roll, I think. Are they both rolls? Both counted as cake for value added tax purposes?

4) I guess a ladybird.

6.) maybe asteroids?

7. Must be Rutherford, who said all science was either physics or stamp collecting.

Good quiz

YAY! I found out about Rutherford!
Apparently, he believed that all science is either Physics or Philately, although he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

I'm commenting here as Ananth asked me to.

For question 1, I don't think the two graphs under the roof are two women. They look like radical 75 (tree or wood) not radical 38 (woman).

Grammatica Serica Recensa says of that character (character 17a in that book): "The graph shows bundles of hemp suspended under a roof."

The whole character is radical 200 (hemp).
But in the context of the pair of characters in the question it doesn't mean hemp but is being used for a word that sounds the same as the Chinese word for hemp.

Although I like the answer of Newton and Leibniz my research tells me that both were first sold in 1891 so perhaps question needs to be a little tighter to ensure an unequivocal answer

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