Discourse / October 5, 2011

Gizmo Quizmo week of Oct. 6-Oct.13

Every week, on Wednesday at 8 p.m., the Gizmo Quizmo is given out in the Gizmo. These are the questions, with the percentage of students who answered correctly in bold.

1. What is the smallest country in the world by square miles? 50%

2. What term refers to a cell with one set of chromosomes? 12.5%

3. The quotation, “An’ why? Because…because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why,” is found in which 20th century novella? 6.3%

4. The WWW extension “gs” belongs to which territories? 9.4%

5. Which actor starred in 92 films including, Wife vs. Secretary, Broken Arrow and Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation? 3.1%

6. Beer pong is believed to have started at what college? 9.4%

7. The RMS Titanic was designed to compete against which two rival ships? 3.1%

8. How many lanes does an Olympic swimming pool have? 9.4%

9. Galesburg is prominently featured in the song “Weekend in Western Illinois” by which Californian band? 18.8%

10. The word, “robot” comes from the Czech/Slovak word “robotovat, meaning what? 9.4%

Low Score: 0

High Score: 7 (Julia Shenkar ’12 and Liz Ketchum ’12)

Average Score: 1.3

Best Answer: The Nina and the Pinta (Maisie Maupin, ’12)

Correct answers: 1-The Vatican City, 2-Haploid, 3-Of Mice and Men, 4-South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 5-James Stewart, 6-Dartmouth College, 7-The Lusitania and Mauretania, 8-8, 9-The Mountain Goats, 10-“to work”

Erin Duff

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