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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:43 pm 
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It's Friday, so you know what that means: The haphazardness continues.

MIXED QUIZ

Anything and everything that you can fit between now and Sunday at 11:30 PM Eastern.

1. The Japanese cherry blossom tree is also known by what name?
A. Karoshi
B. Sakura
C. Bunraku
D. Ikebana

2. Which of the following statements would be an accurate spoiler alert for the storyline of Shakespeare's "King Lear"?
A. Goneril kills Regan
B. Regan kills Cordelia
C. Regan kills Goneril
D. Cordelia kills Regan

3. What was established by the firm of Russell, Majors, & Waddell?
A. Oregon Trail
B. Secret Service
C. Pony Express
D. Texas Rangers

4. Sphere was the unusual middle name of what jazz musician?
A. Lionel Hampton
B. Miles Davis
C. Thelonious Monk
D. Count Basie

5. Mark "The Beast" Labbett, star of three international versions of the award-winning game show "The Chase", was a contestant on the British version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in 2005. How much did he win?
A. £1,000
B. £32,000
C. £125,000
D. £500,000

6. Which World War II military leader is buried in Luxembourg?
A. Erwin Rommel
B. Charles de Gaulle
C. Bernard Montgomery
D. George Patton

7. Over 2,000 people are typically involved in the famous Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany, which will next be performed in the year 2020. When did the last one occur?
A. 2016
B. 2015
C. 2010
D. 2000

8. What religion was created by Charles Taze Russell?
A. Jehovah's Witnesses
B. Seventh-Day Adventists
C. Christian Scientists
D. Charismatics

9. With North Carolina winning the 2017 NCAA basketball championship, which Bored Buddy had the winning bracket in the 2017 Very Intriguing Brackets Invitational?
A. heelsrule1988
B. hermillion
C. andrewjackson
D. Kroxquo

BONUS: Why the hell will so many people voluntarily visit Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on August 21?

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"... the baseless self-serving persecution foisted upon the Bored by Beast, Estonut, jarnon, Bob#s, and Weasel [in June]. Nonetheless, my life and this game go on as scheduled. Both my life and this game MUST go on, full speed, in direct defiance of the prejudice. Otherwise, the terrorists win."


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:53 pm 
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1. The Japanese cherry blossom tree is also known by what name?
A. Karoshi
B. Sakura
C. Bunraku
D. Ikebana

All of these were real Japanese words. Karoshi is stress death, bunraku is puppet theater, and ikebana is the art of flower arranging.

2. Which of the following statements would be an accurate spoiler alert for the storyline of Shakespeare's "King Lear"?
A. Goneril kills Regan
B. Regan kills Cordelia
C. Regan kills Goneril
D. Cordelia kills Regan

3. What was established by the firm of Russell, Majors, & Waddell?
A. Oregon Trail
B. Secret Service
C. Pony Express
D. Texas Rangers

4. Sphere was the unusual middle name of what jazz musician?
A. Lionel Hampton
B. Miles Davis
C. Thelonious Monk
D. Count Basie

5. Mark "The Beast" Labbett, star of three international versions of the award-winning game show "The Chase", was a contestant on the British version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in 2005. How much did he win?
A. £1,000
B. £32,000
C. £125,000
D. £500,000

6. Which World War II military leader is buried in Luxembourg?
A. Erwin Rommel
B. Charles de Gaulle
C. Bernard Montgomery
D. George Patton

7. Over 2,000 people are typically involved in the famous Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany, which will next be performed in the year 2020. When did the last one occur?
A. 2016
B. 2015
C. 2010
D. 2000

The play was first performed in 1634 and has taken place in every year ending in a zero for at least the past 250 years--save for one postponement (World War I) and two cancellations (World War II and objections from the Catholic Church during the 18th century).

8. What religion was created by Charles Taze Russell?
A. Jehovah's Witnesses
B. Seventh-Day Adventists
C. Christian Scientists
D. Charismatics

9. With North Carolina winning the 2017 NCAA basketball championship, which Bored Buddy had the winning bracket in the 2017 Very Intriguing Brackets Invitational?
A. heelsrule1988
B. hermillion
C. andrewjackson
D. Kroxquo

For some reason, heelsrule1988 picked Villanova to win it all.

BONUS: Why the hell will so many people voluntarily visit Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on August 21?

The upcoming total solar eclipse will be best viewed in Hopkinsville.

_________________
"... the baseless self-serving persecution foisted upon the Bored by Beast, Estonut, jarnon, Bob#s, and Weasel [in June]. Nonetheless, my life and this game go on as scheduled. Both my life and this game MUST go on, full speed, in direct defiance of the prejudice. Otherwise, the terrorists win."


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