A Sunday Quiz


Having posted a piece about Robby the robot and the film Forbidden Planet a series of connections occurred to me. Creating a quiz on-line where the answer can be found by searching the internet is difficult. Word quizzes can vary in their extremes from the really easy the most tortuous, like the ‘Round Britain Quiz’. The questions where of the ‘you-know-the answer-or-you-don’t, such as those on UK Gameshows.com, rarely apply when there is access to the internet.

A Round Britain Quiz question — with answers:

Question – “Eight infantrymen raised their rifles and fired, a volley for each wound: Ball’s Bluff, Antietam and Fredericksburg. Who received these wounds, and on what occasion were these volleys fired?”

Answer – “The funeral of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.”

Question – “What contribution to opera is made by a segment of The Divine Comedy when accompanied by ten times a unit of sound?”

Answer – “Bel Canto”.

Either you knew the answers (aided occasionally by the quiz-master) or you didn’t. For an on-line quiz, which usually requires an on-line search, “The answer is out there” (including the above).

My post on the Forbidden Planet led me to the following Quiz:

1 The 1956 film Forbidden Planet is loosely based on a play by William Shakespeare — which one?

2 If there is a fishy connection between Shakespeare, the film Forbidden Planet  and a film starring Glynis Johns — what is it?

3 Altaira is connected to a satellite orbiting a moon that orbits a planet — which planet is it and why the connection with Altaira?

4 The answer to question 3, connects the Forbidden Planet to Gustave Holst in at least two ways — what are they?


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