Sunday School - Season 1, Week 1
It was "Second" week, and the quizzes were inspired by second lieutenant, George II, the Second Temple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and the Second Coming.
New quiz open to all!
Hi everyone! This is a new quiz series made up of an extra question from each themed quiz throughout the week, open for anyone to play. Feel free to forward this along to those who might be interested! I will create a new tab on the leaderboard page to track the scores.
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This week's theme entries
second lieutenant: the lowest rank of commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and Marines, typically the leader of a platoon
George II: British monarch between George I and George III, namesake of the state of Georgia
the Second Temple: rebuilt Jewish temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD, once surrounded by the Western Wall
The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Neil Simon play (and film adaptation) about a NYC executive dealing with losing his job
the Second Coming: the future return of Jesus on Judgment Day, also the title of a poem by William Butler Yeats
Sunday Leftovers Quiz #1
[Q1] Day 11 - "Hollywood Does Vietnam... Again": THOUGH IT WAS SET IN VIETNAM, THE MOVIE "PLATOON" WAS FILMED ON LUZON, THE LARGEST AND MOST POPULOUS OF THE MORE THAN 7,000 ISLANDS THAT MAKE UP THIS COUNTRY
[Q2] Day 12 - "Trivia on My Mind": "THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA" WAS A NUMBER-ONE HIT FOR VICKI LAWRENCE — YES, THAT VICKI LAWRENCE, THE ONE WHO PLAYED THE TITULAR MATRIARCH ON THIS '80s SITCOM
[Q3] Day 13 - "Up Against the Wall": SOMETIMES CALLED "WHITE ANTS" (THOUGH NOT ACTUALLY CLOSELY RELATED TO ANTS), THESE INSECTS MOSTLY FEED ON CELLULOSE FROM THE CELL WALLS OF PLANTS, RELYING ON SYMBIOTIC PROTOZOA IN THEIR GUTS TO DIGEST IT
[Q4] Day 14 - "Prisoner of the Moment": INSPIRED BY THE STORY OF A JAILED POLITICAL ACTIVIST NAMED FRANÇOIS BONIVARD, LORD BYRON WROTE A 392-LINE POEM TITLED "THE PRISONER OF" THIS CASTLE ON LAKE GENEVA, SWITZERLAND'S MOST VISITED HISTORICAL BUILDING
[Q5] Day 15 - "Yeats Awaits": DR. KNOW (VOICED BY ROBIN WILLIAMS) RECITES AN EXCERPT FROM YEATS' "THE STOLEN CHILD" IN "A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE," THE LAST FILM FOR WHICH THIS DIRECTOR EARNED A WRITING CREDIT BEFORE HIS UPCOMING SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MOVIE "THE FABELMANS"
Sunday Leftovers Quiz #1 — docs.google.com Please submit by Sat. Sep 24 11:59 PM ET
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