Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #84
Set by Phil  |  32 pts     (2019-03-17)

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1) What was lost from Da Vinci's Last Supper when a doorway was raised in the refectory it was painted in? (1 pt)  Phil:  2019-03-17

2) What are the UK names of these films from their foreign titles - (the title's) country of origin, year released and director in brackets: a) Vaseline (Argentina, 1978, Randal Kleiser) b) The Young People Who Traverse Dimensions While Wearing Sunglasses (France, 1999, The Wachowski Brothers) c) Die Hard: Mega Hard (Denmark, 1995, John McTiernan) d) He’s A Ghost! (China, 1999, M. Night Shyamalan) e) It’s Raining Falafel (Israel, 2009, Phil Lord / Christopher Miller) (5 pts)  Phil:  2019-03-17

3) Up until 2014, there had only been 11 occurrences of what happening in the Women's NBA? (Not sure it's happened much more since, but don't have the stats!) (1 pt)  Phil:  2019-03-17

4) All aboard the wiki train! a) After the death of Willow in 2018, Queen Elizabeth II no longer has any of which breed of dog? b) The specific breed was a Welsh variety, named after an area of SW Wales, which also lends its name to a coastal UK National Park and most of its name to colleges at both Oxford and Cambridge - what is it? c) The Cambridge college is home to the first chapel built by which 17/18th century architect (amongst other things), who most-famously designed St Paul's Cathedral? d) The Queen still has two dogs - crosses between the breed in a) and a Dachshund - known as what? e) Dachshund is a word of German origin (although modern German rarely uses this name), but what is the animal, 'Dachs', that this hound was bred to flush out? They live in setts and are the UK's largest land carnivore. f) Because of their low, narrow build, Dachshunds are colloquially known in the UK as _______ dogs? (6 pts)  Phil:  2019-03-17

5) 'Signs point to yes', 'Concentrate and ask again', and 'My sources say no' are examples of the three types of responses from what device? (1 pt)  Phil:  2019-03-17

6) a) Contractions in informal English are common (e.g. I've for I have), but double contractions are much rarer. Name 2 (wiktionary lists 51, but lots are obscure / rarely used) b) tintintin is a jocular phrase purporting to be a Yorkshire saying - what is it suggesting? Without any contractions, it would be 6 words. (3 pts)  Phil:  2019-03-17

7) a) In the Lake Victoria, there lies a tripoint of which countries? b) All three of these countries use (separate) currencies which share a name with which defunct British coin? c) Lake Victoria is one of the three major lakes forming the African Great Lakes system - what are the other two? (6 pts)  Phil:  2019-03-17

8) The Holy Grail is a concept from Arthurian Legend, and initially had no specific connection to Jesus's cup. What 7-letter word follows Holy to specifically signify this vessel in Christian literature? (1 pt)  Phil:  2019-03-17

9) Birds named after their songs (a-b) and songs named after birds (c-d): a) Known as a Lapwing in English, the Scottish name for this bird imitates its call b) A bird known for laying its eggs in 'surrogate' bird's nests and leaving them to bring them up c) The opening track from Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid (2008) d) A David Bowie song recorded in 1973, a bonus track on Diamond Dogs (4 pts)  Phil:  2019-03-17

10) There was no chance of the album sounding like snappy, melodic guitar songs. I'd completely had it with melody. I just wanted rhythm. All melodies to me were pure embarrassment. I remember this Tom Waits quote from years ago, that what keeps him going as a songwriter is his complete ignorance of the instruments he's using. So everything's a novelty. That's one of the reasons I wanted to get into computers and synths, because I didn't understand how the fuck they worked. I had no idea what ADSR meant. a) This is a quote about the development of which album, released in 2000? b) The change in style compared to their critically-acclaimed 1997 album was likened by Rolling Stone to which artist's move to electric guitar? c) What the fuck does ADSR mean? (pictured). Choose two words from the acronym to give as answers. (4 pts)  Phil:  2019-03-17

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