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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


Trey Lin
Trey Lin
Assistant Librarian

Feb-15-2007 16:42

Andrea is a bit busy right now..she will post the next quiz later on tonight!

Lucky Stiff

Feb-16-2007 16:05

make it easy

and when I say easy, I actually mean EASY

SS's easy is on a completely different level than mine :)

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Feb-17-2007 04:21

In the meantime...

"All that jazz":

1. Who directed the movie with that title?

2. "Lady sings the blues" is the film portrait of which famous jazz singer?

3. What instrument did Glenn Miller play?

4. In what opera George Gershwin used strong elements of jazz music?

5. What pianist and composer was nicknamed "the king of ragtime"?

6. Here are the names of several jazz "aristocrats": give them their titles.

---- Ellington
---- "Fata" Hines
----- Basie
---- Oliver

7. Clint Eastwood's film "Bird" is the biography of what legendary jazz musician?

8. Which style is older: swing or bebop?

9. What instrument, frequently used in jazz music, is popularly called "the licorice stick"?

10. Who played what?
1) Gary Burton
2) Dizzy Gillespie
3) Benny Goodman
4) Max Roach
5) Keith Jarrett

a) piano
b) drums
c) trumpet
d) clarinet
e) vibraphone

Easy bonus:

Which singer - actress played the title role in the movie from the second question?

Hard bonus:

What is the title of the film from 1947 in which the said Lady (the real one, not the actress who portrayed her) appeared with Louis Armstrong?

Pinball Amateur

Feb-17-2007 14:53

1. No Clue.
2. Ella Fitzgerald
3. Trombone
4. Porgy & Bess
5. Scott Joplin
6. Duke
7. Charlie "Bird" Parker
8. Swing
9. The Clarinet
10. Gary Burton - Vibraphone (?)
Dizzy Gillispie - Trumpet
Benny Goodman - Clarinet
Max Roach - Drums
Keith Jarrett - Piano (?)

Bonus #1: Queen Latifah (?)

Bonus #2: Can't remember.

Safety Officer

Feb-17-2007 19:27

wow Jazz one of the things I'm clueless at, and I admit have never been able to get into (well I suppose I don't mind swing and big band).

2. Billie Holiday
3. Trombone
4. Porgy and Bess
6. Duke Ellington
Count Basie
7. Charlie Parker
8. bebop just becasue it's a rank guess and to be different to Breit' :p
9. Clarinet
Dizzy Gillispie - Trumpet
Benny Goodman - Clarinet
11. Diana Ross
12. lol I vaguely remember avoiding this on late night TV recently. I think it's just called New Orleans?

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Feb-18-2007 09:23

1. Bob Fosse, who directed "Cabaret"
2. Billie Holiday
3. Trombone
4. "Porgy and Bess"
5. Scott Joplin
6. Duke Ellington
Earl Hines
Count Basie
King Oliver
7. Charlie Parker
8. Swing
9. Clarinet
10. Gary Burton - vibraphone
Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet
Benny Goodman - clarinet
Max Roach - drums
Keith Jarrett - piano (he is also a brilliant classical pianist)

1st bonus: Diana Ross

2nd bonus: "New Orleans"

Winner: Breitkat with 8/12

And Squirrel, for someone who is clueless you did remarkably well.

Safety Officer

Feb-18-2007 21:08

lol I think if you look you'll find most of my additional knowledge is focussed around watching too much TV :D in fact I'm a bit disappointed there were no 'Red' Nichols questions of whom I only know about through a parental enforced 'fondness' for Danny Kaye.

Pinball Amateur

Feb-21-2007 17:01

Great Job, Squirrel!! ;-D

Here's a (hopefully) easy quiz, in honour of Biggie. Have fun!! ;-)


1. What is the highest mountain in the world?
2. What is the lowest point on land in the world?
3. How many U.S. Presidents were sons of Presidents, and can you name them?
4. What does R.S.V.P. stand for?
5. What is the common name for iron oxide?
6. What is the largest living land animal?
7. What are the colors of the visible spectrum of light?
8. What was known as Seward's Folly?
9. What two actors played the characters Bo and Luke Duke on the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard?
10. What is the largest lake in the world?
11. How many legs and eyes does a spider have?
12. What animal is the world's tallest living animal?
13. What is the largest living rodent?
14. What was the name of the Ewings' ranch on the TV show Dallas?
15. Which nation was the first to give women the right to vote?

1. Which U.S. state was the first state to ratify the Constitution?
2. What does O.P.E.C. stand for?
3. What was Indiana Jones' first name?

Lucky Stiff

Feb-21-2007 17:52

Awww Breit, you are too sweet :) I'll give it my best shot!

1. Everest (I know this one is wrong but damned if I can remember the right one lol)
2. NO idea
3. 2: John Quincy Adams (John Adams' son) and George W.
4. Respond sil voius plai (cant spell french)
5. Aluminum?
6. Elephant
7. Red Orange Green Yellow Blue Indigo Violet
8. ??
9. Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott (yes I know thats the movie)
10. Lake Victoria?
11. 8 legs, 2 eyes?
12. Giraffe
13. Secret_Squirrel ;)
14. ?
15. France?

1. Delaware I believe
2. Oil Petroleum Economic Commission?
3. Indiana duhhhh ;)

Thanks Breit! I still suck though :)

Rosamund Clifford
Rosamund Clifford
Tale Spinner

Feb-22-2007 04:31

1. Mount Everest
2. Near the Dead Sea?
3. 2 (2 Adamses and 2 Bushes)
4. ?
5. ?
6. Elephant
7. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet
8' Purchase of Alaska
9. ?
10. Baikal
11. 8 legs, 6 eyes?
12. Giraffe
13. ?
14. ?
15. New Zealand

1. Delaware
2. Organization of petrol exporting countries?
3. ?

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