Discourse / November 9, 2011

Gizmo Quizmo for the week of Nov. 10-16

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 top-level Internet domain code has over 141,000 websites, a surprisingly high number of registrants considering the domains can only access the Internet via satellite? 9.1%

2. Which famous actress penned “The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles?” 9.1%

3. Which car company manufactured the Dart from 1960-1976? 4.5%

4. This Scandinavian nation borders only one other country? 13.6%

5. The telecopier was an early version of which ubiquitous office machine? 54.5%

6. Identify the type of pants, inspired by equestrian wear, that derive their name from a city in India. 4.5%

7. The 1571 Battle of Lepanto was the last major naval battle between ships powered by these. 13.6%

8. Otoliths are located in the vestibule of which organ? 22.7%

9. Frankfort has been the capital of which state since 1792? 50%

10. Which Celine Dion track was the world’s best-selling single of 1998 68%

Low Score: 0

High Score: 6 (Tyler O’Neill ’12)

Average Score: 2.8

Best Answer: #2, “Hillary Duff” (Anna Casey ’12)

Correct answers: 1-.aq (Antarctica), 2-Julie Andrews, 3-Dodge, 4-Denmark, 5-Fax Machine, 6-Jodhpurs, 7-Oars, 8-Ear, 9-Kentucky, 10-“My Heart Will Go On”

Juliette Campbell

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