Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #17
Set by Ali  |  37 pts     (2017-05-08)

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1) Which country is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics? It also hosted the 1988 summer olympics. (1 pt)  Ali:  2017-05-08

2) Which children's TV show holds the dubious honor of "Most Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures Caused by a Television Show" in the Guinness Book Of World Records? The episode "Electric Soldier Porygon" was broadcast on Japanese TV in 1997. (1 pt)  Ali:  2017-05-08

3) What word coined by comedian and Parks & Recreation writer Harris Wittels is defined as "an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud". (1 pt)  Ali:  2017-05-08

4) The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has had an in-competition needle ban since 2011, but one team, TeamNovo Nordisk, is permitted to use them, its team members occasionally injecting themselves in the middle of races. What condition afflicts every member of the team? (1 pt)  Ali:  2017-05-08

5) Manchester band Mock Turtles had a top 20 hit in 1991. a) What was it called? b) Which comedian / comic actor is the younger brother of singer Martin? (2 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

6) The following two answers both end -athlon. What event combines the following: a) Cross-country skiing and rifle shooting b) Cross-country skiing in the classic style, and cross-country skiing in the free style (2 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

7) Are the following cycling teams or cyclists? Bauke Mollema, Lotto Soudal, Boels Dolmans, Tabriz Petrochemical, Bora Hansgrohe, Verandas Willems, Zdenek Stybar, Primoz Roglic, Wilco Kelderman, Alé Cipollini (10 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

8) What fields are these prizes awarded in? a) Pulitzer, Sokolov, Golden Pear b) Pritzker, Stirling, Kasper Salin c) Venus, Pink, AVN (3 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

9) The following things have been translated into Japanese and back. What were they originally? a) Trackpot (Book, 1993 and Film, 1996, same name) (13 letters) b) Chin (Film, 1975) (based on a 1974 book of the same name) (4 letters) c) Prohibited monthly sentence (Person, born 1944) (9 letters) d) Alice in Wonderland (Song, 1995) (10 letters) (4 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

10) Name the pictured cats. Either nickname (if applicable) or real name acceptable. (4 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

11) The following pieces of classical music have received 'unruly' responses to their premieres. What are their unscrambled names? a) SHITE FOG PRINTER (Igor Stravinsky, 1913) b) SHERRY PIMP (Edgard Varèse, 1923) c) FOR NO SUGAR (Steve Reich, 1973) (3 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08

12) Spell this word, the longest 'non-technical' word in the English language, meaning "the estimation that something is worthless". It is also the longest word in Hansard, having been used in parliament by MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. I'm notionally splitting the word into five etymological sections, each deriving from a Latin word - in order these are "a wisp", "a trifle", "nothing", "a hair", and "making". A point for each section of the word spelled correctly. (5 pts)  Ali:  2017-05-08


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