Gordon Dustan's Fifteenth Quiz

You should get a boost in pay if you can score 80 on

May 1 1941

Gordon Dustan's Fifteenth Quiz

You should get a boost in pay if you can score 80 on

May 1 1941

Gordon Dustan's Fifteenth Quiz

You should get a boost in pay if you can score 80 on


AS EVERY good housewife knows, the mark of the culinary expert is the efficient use of the leftovers. Taking a leaf from her book. Quiz has raided the inquisitorial ice box, where lay many

ideas conceived in glee and abandoned in desperation when five reasonable and connected sections could not be devised. Deftly whipped together into twenty-five groups of four, rather than twenty of five, your full diet of one hundred questions is presented as usual. Count a point for each correct or satisfactory answer. How’s your score? Over eighty rings the bell.

l.Who were the victims of these assassins:

(a) Macbeth?

(b) Herchel Grynszpan?

(c) John Wilkes Booth?

(d) Gabriel Princip?

2. Where would you expect to find:

(a) The Pearly Gates?

(b) The Diamond Horseshoe?

(c) The Emerald Isle?

(d) The Crystal Palace?

3. What would you be fond of doing, if you were a follower of :

(a) William Tell?

(b) Izaak Walton?

(c) Terpsichore?

(d) Nimrod?

4. These are book titles, of course, but what, actually, was:

(a) “The Scarlet Letter?” (Hawthorne)

(b) “Moby Dick?” (Melville)

(c) “Tono Bungay?” (Wells)

(d) “The Octopus?” (Frank Norris)

5. What do the following notably lack:

(a) Hens?

(b) Manx cats?

(c) Venus de Milo?

(d) Albinos?

6. Locate:

(a) Easter Island?

(b) Pitcairn Island?

(c) Long Island?

(d) Treasure Island?

7. Who wrote, or painted:

(a) “The Light That Failed?”

(b) “The Light of the World?”

(e) “The Light of Other Days?”

(d) “The Light Brigade?”

8. Distinguish between:

(a) Whirling Dervish?

(b) Spinning Jenny?

(c) Rolling Stone?

(d) Rotarian?

9. What do you call the characteristic shape of:

(a) A wedge of pie?

(b) A honeycomb cell?

(c) The trajectory of a shell?

(d) A coil bedspring?

10. In what country would you be most likely to see a

(a) Droshky?

(b) Caleche?

(c) Rickshaw?

(d) Jaunting car?

11. Can you identify them?

(a) Jack--ate only lean meat.

(b) Jack------makes eccentric pictures on glass.

(c) Jack--— goes down to the sea in ships.

(d) Jack-expressed a high opinion of his

own virtue.

12. With what, or whom, do you associate these birds:

(a) The Bat?

(b) The Blue Eagle?

(c) The Dove?

(d) The Albatross? •

13. What temperature, generally speaking, is:

(a) Normal for humans?

(b) The freezing point of water?

(c) The boiling point of water?

(d) The pasteurization point of milk?

14. Explain the difference between:

(a) An actuary and an estuary?

(b) Alimony and antimony?

(c) A tarpon and a harpoon?

(d) A pylon and a python?

15. Possibly you scorn the “funnies,” but more likely you

read them on the sly—enough anyway to identify the beloved of:

(a) Olive Oyl?

(b) T(x)ts?

(c) Daisy Mae Scraggs?

(d) Blondie?

16. Poets have a language of their own. Do you know

what these are:

(a) Corse?

(b) The main?

(c) Shoon?

(d) Chalice?

17. What are you doing when:

(a) Tripping the light fantastic?

(b) Wrapped in the arms of Morpheus?

(c) Treading the boards?

(d) Playing the sedulous ape? (Stevenson)

18. Identify:

(a) The Maid of Orleans?

(b) The Maid of the Mist?

(c) The Fair Maid of Perth?

(d) The Maid of the Mountains?

19. These diseases are transmitted by animals and insects.

Can you name the culprits in:

(a) Bubonic Plague?

(b) Yellow Fever?

(c) Hydrophobia (rabies)?

(d) Sleeping Sickness?

20. Identify these operatic characters:

(a) An Ethiopian (soprano).

(b) A Philistine (contralto).

(c) A Japanese (soprano).

(d) A Moor (tenor).

21. Distinguish between:

(a) Oliver Cromwell and Oliver Twist?

(b) Horace Walpole and Hugh Walpole?

(c) The King of Jazz and the King of Swing?

(d) Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott?

22. What is:

(a) A Redcap?

(b) A Yellow jacket?

(c) The White Sox?

(d) A Bluejacket?

23. In what famous b(x>k do we meet a family named:

(a) Robinson?

(b) Bennet?

(c) Micawber?

(d) Sawyer?

24. Are you quite sure of the difference between:

(a) Table d'hote and a la carte (d) A butterfly and a moth?

(c) A mule and a donkey?

(d) Stocks and bonds?

25. What is the official title of:

(a) Charles Evans Hughes?

(b) William Lyon Phelps?

(c) W. A. Bishop?

(d) Ernest Bevin?

Answers on pages 35. 36. 37

An steers to questions on page 24

1. (a) King Duncan. (Well, if you must,

smart guy. “Macbeth doth murder sleep.”)

(b) Ernest vom Rath. Third Secretary,

German Embassy, Paris.

(c) Abraham Lincoln.

(d) Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.


2. (a) Heaven.

(b) At the Metropolitan Opera House

in New York.

(c) Ireland.

(d) South London—only you wouldn’t.

because it was dismantled a year or so ago.

3. (a) Archery.

(b) Fishing.

(c) Dancing.

(d) Hunting.

4. (a) A.

(b) A whale.

(c) A patent medicine.

(d) The railway.

5. (a) Teeth.

(b) Tails.

(c) Arms.

(d) Pigment.

6. (a) In the Indian Ocean—off the West

Coast of Australia.

(b) In the Pacific—south of the

Equator. 2.000 miles from Chile.

(c) In the Atlantic, off the U. S. coast,

part of the State of New York.

(d) In San Francisco Bay. Site of the

Golden Gate Exposition.

7. (a) Kipling.

(b) Holman Hunt.

(c) Thomas Moore.

(d) Tennyson.

8. (a) Moslem devotee of the Mevlevite


(b) Spinning machine, invented by

James Hargreaves in 1764.

(c) It gathers no moss—and let that

be a lesson to you.

(d) A member of the Rotary Club.

9. (a) A segment of a circle.

(b) A hexagon.

(c) A parabola.

(d) A spiral.

10. (a) Russia.

(b) Canada (Quebec).

(c) Japan, etc.

(d) Ireland.

11. (a) Sprat.

(b) Frost.

(c) Tar.

(d) Horner.

12. (a) Famous story and play by Mary

Roberts Rinehart.

(b) Symbol of the defunct NRA in the

United States.

(c) Peace; Noah; Venus; etc.

(d) The Ancient Mariner.

13. (a) 98.3 Fahr.

(b) 32 Fahr.

(c) 212 Fahr.

(d) 144 Fahr.

14. (a) A registrar; the delta of a river.

(b) Forced contribution to support of

divorced wife or husband; a silver-white crystalline element (sb.).

(c) A fish; fish-hook on the grand


(d) Support for overhead wires; a


15. (a) Popeye the Sailor.

(b) Casper.

(c) L’il Abner Yokum.

(d) Dagwood.

15. (a) A body (dead).

(b) The sea.

(c) Shoes.

(d) A cup.

17. (a) Dancing.

(b) Sleeping.

(c) Acting.

(d) Making a serious effort at emula-

tion or imitation.

18. (a) Joan of Arc.

(b) Steamer plying the Whirlpool

Rapids at Niagara — honeymooners will remember it.

(c) Novel by Sir Walter Scott.

(d) Light opera popular during the

last war. “Love Will Find a Way” was its popular waltz.

19. (a) The rat flea.

(b) A species of mosquito.

(c) The dog.

(d) Tsetse fly.

20. (a) Aida (in Verdi’s opera of the same


(b) Delilah (in Saint-Saen’s Samson

and Delilah).

(c) Madame Butterfly (in Puccini’s

opera of that name).

(d) Othello (in Verdi’s operatic version

of Shakespeare’s Othello).

21. (a) Lord Protector of England under

the Commonwealth. 1649-1658; novel by Charles Dickens.

(b) Celebrated 18th century wit, critic

and letter writer; eminent contemporary British author.

(c) Paul Whiteman; Benny Goodman.

(d) 16th Century English soldier, ex-

plorer and author; great Scottish poet and novelist (1771-1832).

22. (a) Railway station porter.

(b) A kind of wasp.

(c) Chicago’s American League base-

ball team.

(d) A sailor.

23. (a) “Swiss Family Robinson” (J. R.


(b) “Pride and Prejudice” (Jane


(c) “David Copperfield” (Charles


(d) “Tom Sawyer” (Mark Twain).

24. (a) You pay for the whole meal; you pay for what you eat.

(b) Butterflies alight with wings erect.

fly by day and have knobbed antennae; moths alight with outspread wings, fly by night and have featherlike antennae.

(c) The mule is the hybrid offspring of

the male donkey and the female horse.

(d) Stock certificates signify part I ownership in the issuing concern; bonds indicate a debt to be j repaid with interest.

25. (a) Chief Justice of the Supreme { Court, U.S.A.

(b) Emeritus Professor, Yale Univer-


(c) Air Marshal, R.C.A.F.

(d) Minister of Labor (Great Britain).