John and Thomas Trivia ExtravaganzaA quiz Language, Philosophy and Scientific Progress
Some general info….1. This is not a Calvin and Hobbes quiz2. This is not a Calvin and Hobbes quiz3. My usual shtick4. Starred Questions – Sudden Death – Nepotism5. This quiz has been proof checked as much as ToI
*2. City in Jordan? Maybe.This word rose to prominence when Neil Gaiman used in as a telepathic passwordin an Episode of Dr. Who.The first part of this word is derived from the Greek word for stone, the second partfrom the word for the blood of Gods.What‘s the good word?
3. Kobe‟s first rapWhat Mom calls Calvin is actually an anglicized name for an old eastern assassincult.First mentioned in 14th century, to their credit they were at least sober while theyritualistically strangled their victims as an offering to their deity.Give me the blanked out word.(Blanks NOT indicative of length)
4. Apparently all babies are born with them This is a very famous marketing gimmick followed by K-Mart from where it entered the popular lexicon to mean many things, for example - A cheap ‗working woman‘ - A cop car - In Amsterdam‘s red light district (apparently) it means the individual is transgender What is the phrase?
*8. Antonio and Angela woo!The question Calvin is asking is one that is fairly important in Christian theologyand according to the Pope the answer is Yes!Now that may seem odd but with the help of the clue on the next slide give methe exact 2 word phrase (for full points) or the general funda (for part points) asto why this is so.
9. Not like a bore but like a dogAccording to this guy – ―To be is to be perceived‖. Sometimes called ―the Matrixphilosopher‖, because he believed everything exists only in the mind, hefamously asked (not really), ―If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around tohear it, does it make a sound?‖. Name this Irish philosopher who has a(…………………….. give away clue ……………………) famous universitynamed after him in California.
Along with Chaos IslandIn the previous comic Bill Watterson, I believe, references a famous sequencefrom a seminal 1925 silent film which also features a battle between anAllosaurs and a Brontosaurus (sic).The movie itself was based upon a Conan Doyle novel the basic premise ofwhich has been redone endlessly since, including in the movie ―Up‖.Name this move/book which also shares its title with a similarly themedMichael Crichton book.
11. (Insert negative) not get this answerHobbes is quoting from a landmark book in philosophy written by this dude fromKoingesberg (now Kalingard). His evening walks were so legendarily set thatsupposedly the church clock was set by them. Although he is said to have missedhis walk one time when he was too engrossed in reading Hume realize the time.Id this Germanic philosopher who stated ―Always act according to that maximwhose universality as a law you can at the same time will‖
Flag pole wars!Perhaps the most famous version of what Hobbes is referring to exists on the 38thparallel and is, perhaps, the most heavily militarized place in the world.On one side it has a brightly painted fully electrified village that is actually almost entirely empty. On the other side you often have pop songs being played loudly on giant speakers.Other example of this are the Sinai Peninsula and Aland.Give me this phrase.
Happy!It‘s a common fantasy that we have little versions of us inside our bodies controlling our actions and thoughts. In fact in earlier times people thought that this is was sperm was – tiny perfectly formed men.Give me the term used for these men that is partly derived from the Greek word for man.
15. His bike features in Bridget JonesHe died in 1924 leaving most of his works unpublished and incomplete.Orson Welles believed that his adaptation of one of the author‘s novel was hisfinest work, better than even Citizen Kane.Name this author, whose above referenced work, shares a tile with an equallyfamous collection by Ovid.
17. Richard and MauriceCalvin‘s Dad references two different things here.One spent over 7 years in India trying to grow the perfect potato. TO figure outthe other refer to the next slide.For full points give me both.
18. From the New York clubThe article of clothing that Hobbes hopes to find is today used only for the most blacktie of black tie events.First adopted by British officers in Afghanistan as an alternative to the waistcoat , inearlier, and classier times, opera tickets were often tucked into it.Name this article of clothing.
*19.The Germans have a knack of coming up with useful words. One of these is Welatanschauung. Inlinguistics it was first popularised by Wilhem von Humbolt and later by Edward Sapir and BenjaminWhorf.During World War II the Nazi‘s use of propoganda, terror and state terror was calledWelatanschauungskerig as a means of securing an ideological victory over their enemies. This iswhat we would call psycological warefare today.What is the meaning of this word?
23. CEO: Ben Huh1. Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.2. Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.3. At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz X?What is this text an extract from?
24. Not the noodle incidentVoted as the #21 greatest metal song by VH1 the band used it as the closing song for most of their tours.According to X they needed to have a vote on the second line because he wanted it to be "Where the girls are fat and theyve got big titties" although he had come up with the actually line as well.In an interview the lead singer said "the verses are more about being in the jungle; the chorus is like being back in the Midwest or somewhere".Name this song.
26. The shrimps love cat foodTom Cartwright was a fairly good bowler but never did find much favor with the selectors and ended up playing in only 5 tests.He did make history during the 68-69 tour despite not playing a game.How?
27. He taught lions to fishThe Singh Brotherhood is a global crime syndicate that has been around for centuries.In the 1536 they attacked an English merchant ship of the coast of Bangalla killing the captain and all the crew.Only the captain‘s son survived the massacre.How do we know him today?
29. No one remembers JimAnd the—the surface is fine and powdery. I can—I can pick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the fine, sandy particles.Of what is this an extract?
*31. He quoted the GitaThere were supposed to be 165 of them. Called the nijyuu hibakusha the last of them, Mr. Yamaguchi passed away on the 6th of January 2010. He was also the only one to be officially recognized by the authorities.In 1969 he wroteThinking of myself as a phoenix,I cling on until now.But how painful they have been,those twenty-four years past.Who are the nijyuu hibakusha?
The twice bombed, survived both Hiroshimaand Nagasaki
32. This Q. is in bad form but it is also 5:40 am The screenplay for the movie ‗Twister‘ was written by two people – one of them is Anne Marie Martin. The MPAA rated this movie PG-13, and clarified that rating with perhaps the greatest explanation in the censor board history. For full points, name the other script writer and the reason given us the reason for the PG-13 rating.
Michael Crichton and for graphic depictionsof extremely violent weather
33. Technically it isn‟t a part of Q.12What is the bright orange line?
34. Lamar to Clips!On June 17 1994 Domino‘s Pizza recorded some of their highest sales ever because of it.It was covered live by every major TV channel including NBC which also showed the 1994 NBA Finals at the same time.It lasted for 1 hour 40 minutes and 80 km (approx.).What am I talking about?
White Bronco chase. Part points forsomething about O.J.
35. Other than a carpenter Jesus probably was also …. While on there, he used a Wilson six-iron head attached to a sample scoop handle to drive golf balls. Despite thick gloves and his stiff suit, which forced him to swing one hand, his two drives went on for ‗miles and miles‘, as he put it jokingly. What is being described here?
*36. There is a magazine called 2600His first and middle names are Horatio Magellan presumably in reference to Nelson and Ferdinand but were probably not given to him by his ‗mother‘ Pamela Low who worked as a flavorist at Arthur D. Little.In 1971 John Draper took on his name after he discovered the wondrous applications of his ‗gift‘.Who am I talking about?
37. Dentist and sisterThis is the Dible house in Eldon, Iowa. Built sometime in the late 1920s it has entered the popular consciousness since the 1930s. A fact a lot of Iowans were initially not happy about.Why is this house famous?
38. The bench is in a museumSometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they dont go home at all. Thats a bad thing. Thats all I have to say about that.In an interview Tom revealed that this is what X actually said, although we only here 6 words.It is probably best that Robert opted to cut it out as the mystery of it was much better.Id X.
*39. Both are sons of barbersI believe you can get criminal assault and battery through whatever jurisdictions version of MPC § 211.1(1)(a). I think the threshold question would be what constitutes bodily injury. But given that many jurisdictions leading case set the threshold at a joking slap it would not be too much of a barrier. You also get negligence. When playing sports you owe a duty to other players to maintain a level of prudent safety. M/s van Pelt purposefully breached it . The actions on her part cause Mr. Brown injuries which resulted in whatever damages he can prove.Explain who is suing whom and why.
Can Charlie Brown sue Lucy van Pelt forpulling the ball
40. Asset prices in a heterogeneous consumer economy When his predecessor had been asked why they had bought so many assets knowing full well that they were going fall in value, he had famously replied – ―When the music is playing you gotta dance.‖ Unsurprisingly he was forced out within few months of that comment. Roundly criticized and often brushed aside the best thing that can be said about his tenure is that it could have been worse. For full points give me the first name of this manoos.