1) Capital punishment, or execution, is somewhat out of fashion in the West these days. Which of Australia and the United Kingdom most recently carried out their final executions?
2) The Capitals play basketball in the WNBA . Which city do they represent?
3) As any classicist worth their salt would be able to tell you, there are three main types of capitals for Greek architectural columns. Which variety is the central one here?
4) In (all early versions of) which classic Avalon Hill board game can either side win either by economic victory or by controlling two enemy capital cities?
5) THIS QUESTION WAS A TRAVESTY ALL ROUND AND HAS BEEN SCRUBBED FROM EXISTENCE. WHAT THE HECK, THOM? IT WAS LATE, BUT NOT THAT LATE.
6) Which scene is depicted in this illuminated capital found in a 14th century bible?
7) South Africa is one of a handful of countries that designate multiple cities as their capitals. Cape Town is the legislative capital, Pretoria is the Executive capital, which city is their Judicial capital?
8) In type, lower-case letters are sometimes referred to as minuscule letters. What similar term is used for capitals?
9) This is the Capitol Records building, home of the music publishing giant. In which US city is it situated?
10) Many useful statistical measures are taken per capita, or 'for each head', but some measures (such as many in the recent Australian census), are taken 'for each family unit'. How do say that in Latin?
Good luck everyone.
The answers from last week were as follows:
1) A Clockwork Orange
4) Amber Spyglass
6) James and the Giant Peach
7) Player of Games
8) Satanic Verses
9) Just So Stories
10) Lucky Jim
11) Constant Gardener
12) Out of the Silent Planet.
Not many Kingsley Amis fans out there, but all in all, a very good week to everyone. Have I become predictable, or are you guys just getting smarter? Long-time quiz stalwart John and first-timer Emma both got 10 points, so let's see if we can break the tie this week.
Blaugust Writing Prompts
1) Write a quiz. Quizzes are easy.