KNOWLEDGE, TRIVIA, OR DUMB? Marilyn Armstrong

Game On – S2 Created by
A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

But stolen from sparksfromacombustiblemind – EMBERS FROM SOMEONE DOGGEDLY TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL…

This challenge will be 21 questions or in truth 16 “flexible questions” because there will be five (well, maybe not five, but something kind of like that) permanent ones that are supposed to stay in place all the time. Except I deleted one and added an alternatively dumb question to another dumb one. 

Apart from those 5 impermanent questions, should you choose to reblog, then you can change any of the other 16 questions or create 16 of your own, that’s down to you, however, you must stick to the Daily Topic Subject. Which today is “Knowledge.”


Someone needs to define “knowledge” because this ain’t it.

The Rules …

1] Leave the Permanent Questions [PQ] always in place, please.

2] Reblog should you so desire

3] If you do reblog, a pingback would always be welcomed so l don’t miss it.

4] This is a non-tagger/ non-nomination game.


QUESTIONS:

Daily Topic Subject – Knowledge  (It appears to me that this might be called “Trivia” because the questions are more trivial than knowledgeable.  But peel an onion, you get a lot of layers, right? (Marilyn: I agree — NOT knowledge. Not even close.)

Marilyn’s Notes: Many of these questions are silly. Is the center of the earth icy? Duh! Does the earth travel around the sun? Double-duh! Who played what in “Friends”?  That isn’t knowledge and frankly, unless you are the right age, it isn’t even trivia.

The meaning of knowledge in fewer than 100 words? Seriously? And that’s a permanent question? Another permanent question — A song full of knowledge? That’s like a Facebook meme full of knowledge. Ain’t no such thing. It is, as we say, an oxymoron.


Q1] Bambi was what exactly? First a fawn, then a buck. But for those of you who might need to look up whether the sun travels around the earth or vice-versa, deer. 

Q2] Who was the gloomy donkey in Winnie the Pooh? Eyeore.

Q3] In Shrek who was the voice actor of Donkey? Eddie Murphy

Q4] What part of the body produces insulin? Pancreas.

PQ5] What is your best song with regards knowledge – provide a link, please. I don’t know any songs full of knowledge. It’s MUSIC. They are full of lyrics, notes, chords, and such. I know songs that are tender, sweet, loving, haunting, and passionate. I know some that make me weep.

I do not know any that are knowledgeable. Music is not supposed to educate you unless it’s the ABCs.

Q6] How many syllables make up a haiku? 17.

PQ7] What is the best Knowledge film you have ever seen – please provide a link. The Emerald Forest. It was the first movie of Boorman’s I ever saw, but it left an impression. I’ve been interested in the Amazon ever since. 

I should add a second one: The Seventh Seal. It’s about the 14th century, death, human madness, superstition, and the Plague. It is one of the things that got me seriously interested in history. It’s also a great movie, but not everyone’s cuppa tea. My husband will let me watch it as long as he can read a newspaper while it’s on. To be fair, he isn’t fascinated with the 14th century.

Q8] Who wrote the Scarlet Letter? Nathanial Hawthorne

Q9] Did the writers and signers of the American constitution know that the civil war was inevitable? How do we know this answer? Yes, they knew. We know because they wrote it down. In diaries, letters, memoirs. They knew, but they thought the formation of a country was more important than justice. We are living with the result of that Devil’s choice. Followup question: Were they right? Think about it. Get back to me on it.

Q10] Entomology is the science that studies what? Bugs.

Q11] Who was the Father of Geometry? Euclid.

PQ12] What is your favorite quote concerning ‘knowledge’?’ It’s not what you don’t know that will get you. It’s what you DO know that’s wrong. (Author: my father) (Note 2: “Most favorite” was redundant. Favorite is the favorite. If you’ve got “more than one favorite,” only one is actually the favorite. This is up there linguistically with “bestest.”)

Q13] Who played the Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin and Marian”? 

Robert Shaw

Q14] What are the two valves is human left ventricle? 

Aortic and mitral valves. I know this because I had both of them replaced — among other things. I got very familiar with the heart.

PQ15] What famous TV executive was a telegrapher in New York during the sinking of the Titanic? What television network did he later found?

In 1912, Sarnoff was assigned to manage the Marconi wireless station at the Wanamaker department store in New York City, which led to his participation in a pivotal moment in the history of communication. On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the ocean liner Titanic struck an iceberg and started taking on water.

Almost immediately, the ship began transmitting distress signals. Soon the airwaves were flooded with news of the disaster as operators tracked the rescue effort. Sarnoff played an important role throughout the crisis  After three days at his Wanamaker’s post, he traveled to Marconi’s Sea Gate station on Coney Island.

While there, he contacted the steamship Carpathia, which had picked up survivors from the Titanic and was returning to New York. Sarnoff proceeded to compile the names of these passengers and forward the good news to their families.

He created RCA, then NBC.

Q16] What famous American baseball stadium opened the day the Titanic sank? Fenway Park.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Many people think that’s why the Red Sox spent 89 years trying to win the World Series, but that’s mere sports mythology.

Q17] Which ‘G’ is an Italian blue cheese made with unskimmed cow’s milk? Gorgonzola (mmm-mm!) I do love bleu cheese! Made anywhere!

Q18] What is the philosophical term for the study of knowledge, justice, and the rationality of belief? Epistemology

Q19] What does MRI stand for? Magnetic Resonance Imaging

PQ20] Are you deleting any questions, if so which ones? 9, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 

Q21] On average which might be the heavier animal? The Giraffe or the American Bison? Hard to say. Both pretty heavy. I’m betting (just a guess) it might be the giraffe. It’s just overall a bigger creature. But I could be wrong.

I deleted one permanent question. I can’t describe my understanding of knowledge in under 100 words. I can’t even describe what knowledge IS in 100 words.  Call me long-winded. No one will argue with you, not even me.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

16 thoughts on “KNOWLEDGE, TRIVIA, OR DUMB? Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Thanks for the knowledge. Epistemology. Wow. o.O I’m a privately emailing you about something to do with this challenge, which I’m fairly certain you didn’t know. Good answers all! 😀

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        1. I never got into it, but I know a lot of other people who love it. Everyone is so young and so involved in “love” and “relationships” and to me, that’s just gotten a bit annoying. Much as young people think too many shows are “too old,” I think EVERYTHING is too childish.

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