Wednesday, July 14

A short quiz about random things.

Without cheating....

1. Name as many songs as you can with the word "Tears" in the title (Max 10).
2. Name as many horse breeds as you can (Max 10).
3. Name as many Japanese automotive brands (not sub-brands) as you can (Max 10).
4. Name as many extinct languages as you can (Max 10).
5. Name as many religions as you can (be specific; "paganism" won't count) (Max 10).

Each question is worth between 0 and 10 points.
If you were to name 10 correct items for each question, you'd get 50/50, which is 100%.

You are not penalized for wrong answers, but I only count the first 10 answers you list for each question, so there's no use in listing 20 hoping you'll get 10 right. Might as well stop when you get to 10, if you get to 10.

Have fun!


Mandula said...

1. Name as many songs as you can with the word "Tears" in the title (Max 10).
Tears Dont Lie
Tears in Heaven
No More Tears

2. Name as many horse breeds as you can (Max 10).
I can only now the hungarian names for the most of them... :(
Shetland (Pony)
Arabian fullblood
English fullblood

3. Name as many Japanese automotive brands (not sub-brands) as you can (Max 10).
You mean cars?
Kawasaki (if motorbikes count)

4. Name as many extinct languages as you can (Max 10).
ancient greek
ancient egypt
viking (i dunno the official name of that language :) )

5. Name as many religions as you can (be specific; "paganism" won't count) (Max 10).
christianity (with many smaller parts - lutherans, calvinists, mormons, quekers, amishes, ortodox/pravoslav, many mooore)
islam (more parts, siites,sunnites)
sintoism (maybe a part of some bigger? I can't remember)
ancient greek
ancient roman (you didnt say cannot be extinct ;))

... kinda. :)

Hans said...

I'm not looking, though it's hard not to.

Tears on my pillow
96 Tears

Horses: Morgan, Clydesdale, Percheron, Tennessee Walker, Mustang, Appaloosa, Pinto Pony, POA (Ponies of America), Arabian, Haflinger, Shetland Pony, miniature horses, American Saddlebred, Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Palomino

Autos: Honda, Toyota,

Languages: caveman, I don't know

Religions: hindi, judaism, catholic, protestic, anglican, mormon, seventh day adventist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Muslim, baptist, First christian, other forms of protestant, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Wiccan? oriental: um, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, can't think.

Metamatician said...

All right, 2 done already! Thanks you guys.

Yes, motorcycles count for #3.
Yes, extinct religions count for #5.

I will allow sub-types of Christianity, because I forgot to say NOT to do that. I wanted Christianity (Catholic, Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Coptic) all to count as ONE, but since I didn't say so, I'll allow you guys easy points ;-)

Pia said...

Ouch, always hard to list things right out of my head.

1. Tears in Heaven.
2. Finnish horse (it's a breed, really), Iceland horse, Arabic?.. Not very good on the horses... You should've asked about dogs :-).
3. Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Subaru.
4. Tough one. Latin and Incas at least.
5. Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish, Islam - hmm, I thought I'd come up with more.

Metamatician said...

Thanks Pia! Check back in a day or two for the scores/answers...

An Gabhar Ban said...

ha ha ha, this is going to be hysterically funny...

1. There's a tear in my beer

2. Arabian, Tennessee Walker, Gypsy Vanner, Friesian, Quarter Horse, Akhal Teke, Thoroughbred, Saddlebred, Appaloosa, Hanoverian, Dutch Warmblood, Irish Draught Prezwalski's Horse... uh, I'll stop now.

3. Toyota, Isuzu, Suzuki, Kia, Honda, Hyundai

4. Powhatan, Pictish, Taino, ancient Egyptian, Aztec, Inca, Sican

5. Christianity, Islamic/Muslim, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Confucianism, Wiccan, Druid, Hindu, Athesim

there, and i didn't peek at anyone elses answers, no matter how tempting :)

Courageous Meadow Dragon said...

1. Tears on My Pillow, In Tears

2. Arabian, Clydesdale

3. Toyota, Kawaski, Yamaha

4. Latin, Old English

5. Wiccian, Mormon, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Kabbalah, Scientology, Jehovah's Witness, Catholic, Islam

That's all I got.

Metamatician said...

Ok, Mags and Giusi have told me they're gonna sit this one out, and Byte and Jovian haven't been heard from yet (though they can still play - all the quizzes are just for fun and open-ended as far as I'm concerned).

So it's time for answers! Or grading yours, to be more specific. Remember, it's just silly questions for fun!

Some clarification on two points!

One: For extinct languages I didn't specify whether becoming extinct in writing while still being spoken (eg, Mayan) or the opposite, becoming extinct as a spoken language though continuing to exist in writing (eg, Latin) were permissible, so I'll allow them and try to be more specific next time.

Two: For religions, I didn't specify whether denominations of a major religion could be counted as separate religions. I didn't want them to be, but again since I didn't spell that out, I'll accept denominations (Christianity could be Catholic, Orthodox, Coptic, Protestant [which could be further split into dozens of sub-denominations], even Mormon, Seventh Day Adventist, and Jehovah's Witness if you want to get very loose with the term "Christianity"; similarly, Islam could be split into Sunni, Shiite, Wahhabi, Sufi, and so on).

Ok, with that out of the way, the grades...

Metamatician said...

1. 3 points.
2. 8 points (I'll trust you!).
3. 5 points.
4. 10 points (being generous).

Total: 26 points.



1. 2 points (How'd you miss Tears In Heaven?!)
2. 10 points.
3. 2 points.
4. 0 points - sorry :(
5. 10 points.

Total: 24 points.



1. 1 point.
2. 3 points. (Dogs would be too easy!)
3. 5 points.
4. 2 points.
5. 6 points.

Total: 17 points.



1. 1 point. (lol)
2. 10 points.
3. 4 points (Kia and Hyundai are Korean).
4. 7 points (Way to use Treasure Madness :P).
5. 10 points (I'll agree strong atheism IS a religion).

Total: 32 points.



1. 2 points.
2. 2 points.
3. 3 points.
4. 2 points.
5. 10 points.

Total: 19 points.

Metamatician said...

I took my own quiz without looking anything up (I looked up some things later to clarify my answers and some of yours, but not before I typed mine out), as an example of the answers I was thinking of. Of course, I thought up the questions, so of course I'm going to come up with questions I know a little something about.

Songs (I DID look up a couple of the artists, later):
Tears On My Pillow - Little Anthony & The Imperials
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians
Tears Run Rings - Marc Almond
The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson
The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight - Willie Nelson
Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
As Tears Go By - Rolling Stones
So Many Tears - 2Pac
Joy Inside My Tears - Stevie Wonder
Drowning In Your Tears - The Rembrandts
It'll End In Tears - This Mortal Coil


Japanese automotive:

Extinct languages:
Ancient Egyptian
Many more...

Lots more

Me: 50 points =P

Metamatician said...

Well, thanks for playing, everyone! It was fun. I'll think of some more questions and we'll do it again.

Feel free to suggest any good quiz questions YOU might come up with too!

The next quiz will be themed: I'm pretty sure it will be the Solar System quiz, either that or an animal quiz I've just written. Any preference? And do you like themes, randoms, or a mix?

Thanks again for playing! ^_^

An Gabhar Ban said...

I just knew treasure madness would come in handy for something... he he he

Mandula said...

Random mixes in theme please. :)

Mandula said...


Are "tears" equal with "teardrops"...? :)

And, scientology is not a religion, it is a business. (For dummies) IMO.

Metamatician said...

Good point... Teardrops isn't the same as "tears", so take away a point from me :P

Also, I agree with you that Scientology is just a stupid pyramid business scheme, BUT they've declared it a religion and filed the paperwork with the government so they don't have to pay taxes. Pretty sickening, and all the people who fall for it are stupid, but technically now it's protected from taxation since it's considered a religion by the US government. Other governments may (and probably are) different. I think Germany may have outlawed it, even.

If the US outlawed it, half of Hollywood would have to leave the country! Haha! To which I say: GOOD. Get that creep Tom Cruise outta here and while we're at it, that Catholic racist, antisemite, and wife beater Mel Gibson.

There, I feel better now :)

Thanks for the comments, Mandus.

Mandula said...

Yepp, in Germany Scientology is outlawed, hell yeah. :) We should do the same, especially since they took my cousine. And she is not a dumb girl - she is smart, educated, mother of two, and still they got her. I do not understand. F*cking brainwashers. :S

Anyway, thanks for the quiz, waiting for more! :)))

Raelha said...

I'm generally useless at this type of quiz. Ask me for specific information and i can often come up with it, this really makes me thing. And I'm sorry I'm posting late, you caught me during my "making the most of the last days of my holiday time": mountains, beach and veggie restaurants. And I'm ashamed to say I fell asleep on the sofa on Thursday evening, otherwise I would've answered then.


-Tears on my Pillow
-Tracks of my Tears
-Tears of a Clown

-Asturcon (Asturian breed)
-Shetland (if ponies count)
-Palomino (breed or colour, hmm?)
-Carmargue horses (not sure if they have a specific name)
- And that prancing Spanish type whose name I don't know.
- Toyota
- Nissan
- Suzuki

4. What do you mean by extinct? Not used at all or not spoken/studied? I'm guessing the former. Which means Latin and ancient Greek are out already, and that, embrassingly, leaves me a bit stuck. I'll try:

- Aramaic - still around or not, hmm, I don't know.
- Erm... old forms of Celtic?
- Gothic
- Aztec
- Mayan
- Inca - though for the last three I think might have different names, something beginning with Tex, or Qe or Na for the Aztecs...gah, need ot know more.
- Do hieroglyphs count?
- Old English?

- Islam
- Christianity
- Judaism
- Sikhism
- Mormonism
- Zoroastrianism
- Hinduism
- Buddhism (religion or philosophy???)
- Taoism
- Do ancient Greek and Roman count?

Heh, funny how the religion question was the easiest one.

Raelha said...

Just been reading everyone's answers - it's interesting arriving late sometimes becasue you get the full discussion all in one go.

I'll wait for your grading, don't think I did too badly after all. I'm not fussed about my lack of Japanese (or any other) automotive manufacturers, though perhaps should be readfing up on my horses - why not ask about cats next time though? ;) Although I might invent my own classification system:

- Cheeky
- Scratchy-Bitey
- Climber
- Hunter Extraodinaire
- Lazy
- Adventurer (Indoor or Outdoor)
- Royal
- Easily
- Snuggly - with two sub-classifications: under duvet and on duvet)
- Sneaky-Hidey
- Mad-Half-Hour Puss
- Stroke Lover - and here you'd have lots of sub-classifications: belly rub lover, tin chickler, head rubber, neck scratcher, ear massager, back scratcher, paw rubber, nose stroker, etc.

Of course these would always be combined, and you'd have to take into account changes with age, but the main perosnaily of the cat would always remain the same.

Metamatician said...

Hee hee, I love the cat types! Maybe you should have been a cat psychologist instead of a teacher :)

We could always collaborate on a textbook and put phony credentials after our names!



1. 3 points.
2. 6 points. (Thinking of Paso Fino, perhaps? Here's a good site for Spanish breeds)
3. 3 points.
4. I think you mean "Quechua" etc for the mesoamerican languages, but I gave them to you like the others, as well as latin and ancient greek, and all the others except "hieroglyphs," since several old languages used them - it's a form of writing, not a language itself.
So, 9 points.
5. 10 points.

Total: 31 points.

Thanks for playing, even if it was "late" it doesn't matter. It's always fun when people come by!

-Owner of a lazy, snuggly, stroke-lover (of all denominations). =)

Metamatician said...

Mandula, sorry to hear about your cousin. I think the knowing perpetrators of scientology (not the brainwashed victims) should be burned at the stake.

It seems like a joke of a religion/organization when you first hear about it, but it's ruined many lives (and abused many children) and they are notorious for stalking, threatening, pointless but endlessly suing, and basically scaring and harassing the hell out of anyone who tries to expose them for what they are; even New York Times reporters and people who've covered Al-Qaeda and wars and other cults say scientologists are the worst. Grr.

Raelha said...

Oops, the easily was meant to be easily-distracted. And the lazy classification should have sub-categories too: the eternal sleeper and the general wallower.

The Pop Culturalist said...

1. Tears-
Tears of a Clown
Tears In heaven

2. Clydesdale

3. Yamaha, Toyota, Kawasaki, Honda, Nissan

4. Latin,

5. Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Ba'hai, Scientology, Shinto

Metamatician said...

Hey Pop Culturalist! Thanks for posting.

1. 2 points
2. 1 point
3. 5 points
4. 1 point
5. 10 points

Total = 19 points.

You know your religions :-D!

Thanks for popping by - I'll try to have more interactive stuff like this up soon and hopefully I'll see ya again.

I like your blog a lot - witty, sardonic, and unmerciful to the forces of stupidity (and some non-stupidity) that are our cultural icons. Good stuff!


Metamatician said...

Oh yeah, the best part of your dictionary entries is probably the captions on the pics. LOL.

I'm sure you've read or at browsed Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. It's like a 100 year old version of your blog, but like, without pictures that have funny captions. Still if for some off reason you haven't, check it out.

It's in the public domain by now, or you can find a copy at just about any book store. He's got skewered definition that are still sidesplitting or just dead on even today. He and Mark Twain were satirists way ahead of their time.


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