Discourse / January 11, 2012

Gizmo Quizmo for the week of Jan.12

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 Roman numeral represents 500? 33%
2. What is the French word for butterfly? 22%
3. What electronic toy was the must-have item during the Christmas season of 1998? 55%
4. Belted Galloway and Polled Hereford are breeds of what animal? 33%
5. Several dialects of which language spoken in the Kagoshima area are unintelligible to speakers of the language in its standard form? 44%
6. Night blindness is an early sign of a deficiency of which vitamin? 55%
7. Which basic knitting stitch is drawn through the back of the proceeding loop? 22%
8. During the Depression which New Deal agency renewed our decimated forests by planting about 3 billion trees? 22%
9. Which former President is the only one to hail from Pennsylvania? 22%
10. In 1950 Fred Allen said, “This is a new medium. It’s called a medium because nothing is done well.” To what is he referring? 66%

Low Score: 0
High Score: 7 (Adrienne Wagner ’12, Amanda Lee ’12)
Average Score: 3.6
Best Answer: #4, “Brits” (Isaac Allen Millter ’13)

Correct answers: 1-D, 2-papillor, 3-Furby, 4-cows, 5-Japanese, 6-A, 7-Purl, 8-The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp.) , 9-James Buchanan, 10-television

Juliette Campbell

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