Monday, October 03, 2016

Digest for - 3 updates in 2 topics (Dan Blum): Oct 03 03:10AM

Rotating Quiz #233 is over and Calvin is the winner. He may now set RQ
> Chinese literature. While you probably haven't read either book, the
> novel has inspired lots of things, including many computer and video
> games. What's the rest of the title?
Three Kingdoms
> he has also produced a number of television series on historical
> topics and written a book examining the history behind the caharacter
> of the knight from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Terry Jones
> was not holy, Roman, or an empire. This originated in a two-volume
> history of Germany titled Annales de l'Empire written by which French
> author?
> first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
> This is the first sentence of the English version of a work by which
> historian? The subject is Louis Napoleon's 1851 coup.
Karl Marx
> the Father of History. However, he was criticized for including
> legendary material even in his own time and some later called him the
> Father of Lies because of the unreliability of his work.
> first of the three volumes of this history had to be rewritten from
> scratch because John Stuart Mill's maid thought the manuscript was
> scrap paper and burned it.
Thomas Carlyle
> thought to allude to him in some critical statements. His history of
> the Peloponnesian Wars relies on eyewitness accounts (including his
> own) and is still studied today, particularly in military colleges.
> light; the truth is presumably somewhere in the vast gulf between the
> two. (Certainly the secret history is not entirely reliable since at
> one point it claims Justinian could make his head disappear.)
> 9. Behemoth is the title of a work about the English Civil Wars by
> which 17h-century English historian?
Thomas Hobbes
The title is a reference to Hobbes' earlier Leviathan.
> Canterbury, who was one of Richard's enemies, and modern historians
> believe the work is heavily influenced by Morton's opinions, with some
> even thinking that Morton wrote it and <answer 10> merely edited it.
Thomas More
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Calvin 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
Dan 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mark 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
Marc 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Dan Blum
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up." (Mark Brader): Oct 03 01:16AM -0500

Dan Blum:
> Rotating Quiz #233 is over and Calvin is the winner.
Well done, Calvin!
Mark Brader | lying
Toronto | abort reply. | -- random words at end of a spam message
swp <>: Oct 02 07:55AM -0700

On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:18:57 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-07-11,
> and should be interpreted accordingly.
so my plan to rearrange things to make all of your maps correct won't help. hmmm. well played.
> see my 2016-05-31 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
> I wrote one of these rounds.
map round?
> 1. (Map C is a decoy. All street names and buildings are correct.
> Which label that you see is wrong?)
> 2. Which label that you see on Map D is wrong?
laqke titicaca
> 3. Which *city* is wrong on Map E?
> 4. (Map F is a decoy. Which label for a landmark is wrong?)
> 5. (Map G is a decoy. Which station label is wrong?)
> 6. Which *city* label is wrong on Map H?
> 7. On Map I, don't worry about the bodies of water; we'll
> tell you that those are correct. But which label for a
> *city, state, or territory* is wrong?
> 8. On Map J, everything is correct in the small print showing
> street names, subway stations, and so on. Which *landmark*
> label in large print is wrong?
tour eiffel
> correct when this map was made. That is, all the circles with
> building codes, and all the names of other U of T facilities,
> those are all correct. So which label that you see is wrong?
back campus?
> 10. On Map L, which *country* label is wrong?
botswana (and you have clearly left our wakanda...)
> 11. On Map M, which *city* label is wrong?
> 13. On Map O, all the street names and numbers are correct and so are
> the bridges and tunnels. The label that's wrong is for *a river,
> a district, or a park or square*. Which one is wrong?
times square
> 14. On Map P, we'll tell you that once again all the bodies of
> water are correct. Which *city* label is wrong?
> are, the more fun you'll have with this round. Go try some of
> them on your doctor the next time you're afflicted.
> 1. Dropsy.
> 2. Ague ["EH-gyoo"].
> 3. Apoplexy.
> 4. Carbuncle.
cluster of boils, usually swollen and very painful
> 5. Neurasthenia.
> 6. Quinsy.
abscess in tonsils
> 7. Falling sickness.
> 8. Hydrophobia.
... this is literally "fear of water" which is still a thing, but I think they are going for 'rabies' because of the symptom
> 9. Consumption.
> 10. Wen.
a cyst
> about ague, if you named a symptom rather than a disease and gave
> only a one-word answer, please go back and expand it to indicate
> a combination of two symptoms.
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