Category Archives: quizzes

Quiz the one hundred-and-seventy-fifth: Got a light? (Parts three and four)

You can take this week’s quiz as a PSA. Smoking is bad for your health. Just look at this poor guy. And he’s still a young fellow! Would you give him a light?

Another double-your-fun special this week, including several entries from a certain famous film detective series. And that’s all the help you’re going to get.

See also: Quiz the fifty-seventh: Got a light? (Part one), Quiz the one hundred-and-seventh: Got a light? (Part two).

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Quiz the one hundred-and-seventy-third: Keeping time (Part three)

I was recently reading a collection of essays by Umberto Eco where he talks (complains, really) about how wristwatches have been replaced by cell phones. Why has this happened? “Technology had invented the wristwatch so human beings didn’t have to carry a pendulum clock around their neck or pull a pocket watch out of their waistcoat pocket every few minutes, and now my friend [with a phone] has to walk around, whatever he’s doing, with one hand perennially busy. Humanity is losing the use of one of its limbs . . . ”

But enough complaining from grumpy old men! Here’s a line-up of watches for you to examine in one of our more challenging quizzes.

See also: Quiz the twenty-seventh: Keeping time (Part one), Quiz the one hundred-and-twenty-fifth: Keeping time (Part two).

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Quiz the one hundred-and-sixty-seventh: Pass me the binoculars (Part four)

I hope to have a quiz coming up on just what it is all these people are looking at. But for now we’re still looking at them, and trying to identify what movies they appear in.

See also: Quiz the thirty-sixth: Pass me the binoculars (Part one), Quiz the seventy-ninth: Pass me the binoculars (Part two), Quiz the one hundred-and-eighteenth: Pass me the binoculars (Part three).

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