Discourse / October 12, 2011

Gizmo Quizmo for the week of Oct. 13-19

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. Which twentieth-century visual artist counted “Les Demoiselles d’Avingon” among his most celebrated works? 15.4%

2. Name at least four of the six original flavors of Kool-Aid. 34.6%

3. What is the official bartending term for the maceration of fruit using a pestle? 15.4%

4. Which oblong-shaped cut of beef sits beneath the ribs, next to the backbone? 15.4%

5. In 1810, Peter Durand patented the use of which metal for food preservation purposes? 30.8%

6. The Birkin bag, named for actress Jane Birkin, is manufactured by which French brand? 26.9%

7. Which 2011 musical won 9 Tony Awards and was co-written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez? 53.8%

8. Sidnesy Leslie Goodwin was known for decades as “the unknown child” after his body was recovered from the sinking of which passenger liner? 73.1%

9. Name the hero who is commemorated with a 15-foot bronze statue in Metropolis, Illinois. 42.3%

10. “Licorice Stick” is slang for which musical instrument? 30.8%

Low Score: 0

High Score: 7 (Deanna Coleman, Maddie Davis ’12 and Kristin McDonald ’13)

Average Score: 3.3

Best Answer: #5, “The metal that tastes good with food…I think it’s called mercury” (David Wawzenek ’13)

Correct answers: 1-Pablo Picasso, 2-Cherry, grape, rasperry, orange, lemon-lime, strawberry, 3-Muddle, 4-Tenderloin, 5-Tin, 6-Hermes, 7-The Book of Mormon, 8-RMS Titantic, 9-Superman, 10-clarinet

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