Discourse / October 19, 2011

Gizmo Quizmo for the week of Oct. 20-26

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. “As silent as a mirror is believed/Realities plunge in silence by…” are the first two lines of the poem “Legend” by which American poet? 5.8%

2. Besseya bulli, commonly referred to as Kittentails, is considered a threatened or endangered plant in which six states? 0%

3. Who developed the psychoanalytic concept of the mirror stage? 17.6%

4. Former president Ronald Reagan attended 2nd grade at which Galesburg school? 5.8%

5. In “Leviathan”, how does Thomas Hobbes describe life in the state of nature? 52.9%

6. What team hired the NFL’s first professional cheerleading squad in 1972? 70.6%

7. Born in Wisconsin, this artist is best known for large paintings of desert flowers and scenery. 41%

8. In what year did the song, “1999” chart as a hit single for Prince? 5.8%

9. What country boasts the largest number of Roman Catholics? 41%

10. For which 1944 film was Gregory Peck nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role that he didn’t win? 5.8%

Low Score: 0

High Score: 6 (Ron Schrag ’13, Gordon Barratt ’12, Firas Suqi ’13, Andy Reilly ’12, Steve Spence ’13, Radhika Kuruppu ’12)

Average Score: 2.5

Best Answer: #6, “Not sure, let me ask a Gender and Women’s Studies major” (David Wawzenek ’13)

Correct answers: 1-Hart Crane, 2-Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconson, 3-Jaques Lacan, 4-Silas Elementary, 5-Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short, 6-The Dallas Cowboys, 7-Georgia O’Keefe, 8-1983, 9-Brazil, 10-“The Keys of the Kingdom”

Erin Duff

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