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Space debris, an ancient tree, and next year’s Oscars host – take Thursday’s quiz

Space debris, an ancient tree, and next year’s Oscars host – take Thursday’s quiz

They say the Mills of the Gods grind slowly, but they grind very well. In stark contrast, the Thursday test comes every week too quickly, and instead of saying it’s “good,” there are a lot of people out there. As a result, the sulfur quests continue, and you will encounter 14 other obscure topical and general knowledge puzzles that will feature almost all of your favorite jokes. There are no prizes, it’s just for fun. Tell us how you get feedback, where you can secure bonus points by spotting Doctor Who slashes and being funny.

Thursday Competition No. 81

1.The Invisible Way: We lost Mimi Parker, drummer and vocalist with the shockingly beautiful band Low. Where did the band form with Alan Sparhawk who was her husband?

2.Tami’s teacher: Tami Wynnett had a hit with DIVORCE in 1968. Nobody knows how much she cares about GCSE science questions, but for which element is C a symbol for?

Tammy Winette

3.HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Today will be the birthday of enthusiastic dissertation writer Martin Luther (not pictured). Happy birthday Martin! If you enjoyed that kind of thing, of course. I apologize if it is not. His book of October 31, 1517, A Dispute as to the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences, contained the number of theses?

Jesus painting

4.ART FOR ART’S SAKE: Meanwhile, art was unveiled at the Bredius Museum in The Hague, where a drawing of The Raising of the Cross (unillustrated) since 1921, has been on display since 1921, thanks to new scientific techniques already drawn by Who?

artist palette

5.It’s a dog’s life: This is Willow, the official dog of Thursday’s Guardian contest, on the bus. Authorities in the Netherlands have sanctioned the use of wolves that they say have become so unafraid of humans that they can become a real danger.

Willow, the official dog of Thursday's Guardian contest

6.Fun Guys From Outer Space: This is a 1983 Sparks song about some aliens here to sneak in and get a tan. But the New York skyline was disturbed last week not by aliens, but by a drone display announcing what game’s 10th anniversary?

Ron Mail

7.What’s going on: Speaking of its penetrating airspace, which European country had to shut down part of its airspace after a large chunk of the massive rocket used to deliver the third unit from China’s Tiangong space station suffered an uncontrolled fall to Earth?

Long March 5B missile

8.1966 and all that: a series of non-football-related questions leading up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in which England’s European champion Beth Mead said the ban on homosexuality was ‘the opposite of what I believe and respect’. . It’s not something I would support or promote. The 2006 World Cup was held in Germany. But who is the Austrian who wrote the tune for the German national anthem?

Wayne Rooney

9.Not quite so about football but with a misleading football-themed picture: Erling Haaland set out to play in the Premier League like someone in the very easy FIFA mode. But Halland’s tourism board says his popularity has wiped out their presence in search engines. Where is Halland County?

Erling Haaland

10.TREE-MENDOUS: An old tree in a ruined abbey (not pictured) won the UK Tree of the Year – but what kind and where was it?

the trees

11.The Abominable Doctor Who Refers to: What is the name of the character who so brilliantly played Katharine Tate in Doctor Who, and will she do it again next year?

Catherine Tate and David Tennant

12.Oh my gosh how terribly inconsistent with Dido: Vexillology is the study of flags, and Dido had such success with white flag, how could they not be grouped together as a new, interesting and exciting class of repeated testing on Thursdays? Which of these countries has a national flag that can be described as “three horizontal bands of equal width, red at the top, blue in the middle, and apricot at the bottom”

dido

13.Cocktail O’clock: Thursday’s test is entirely partial to writing while you’re in the pub, which might explain a lot. But if you ask for a shot of a coffee liqueur like Kahlúa topped with Baileys, what name is it likely to be called?

Royal visit to Northern Ireland

14.Sulfur Question for GCSE Science of the Week: Despite what I’ve argued repeatedly in the comments, the IUPAC spells it sulfur, GCSE examiners spell it sulfur, and Thursday’s test says it’s sulfur. What color is sulfuric acid (not pictured, this is just someone looking under a microscope)?

Scientist

15th.The Silver Screen Machine: Who has been announced as the host of next year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which you probably know better as the Academy Awards?

Oscars

If you think there is something critically wrong with one of the questions or answers, feel free to email martin.belam@theguardian.com, but remember that the quizmaster is final, and he often wishes he was the type confident enough to confirm in the comments that the year The one Tammy Winnett hit with DIVORCE was wrong on Thursday’s test without bothering to look for it first.



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