1+ out of 7: Well done, you beat us!
3+ out of 7: We'd have won with you on our team!
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
The ones that got away
2) What does this symbol mean? Hint: it's on virtually every car, except maybe hire/rental cars.
3) Who said/wrote: "Art has no influence upon action. It annihilates the desire to act. It is superbly sterile. The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."?
4) Who said/wrote: "I meant what I said and I said what I meant."?
5) Who said/wrote: "You had me at hello."?
6) Who said/wrote: "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."?
7) Who said/wrote: "It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart."?
2) Which side the gas/petrol cap is on
3) Oscar Wilde/Dorian Gray
4) Dr. Seuss/Horton Hatches the Egg
5) Dorothy Boyd/Renee Zellweger/Cameron Crowe/Jerry Maguire (thanks to commenters for pointing out the mistake!)
6) Maya Angelou
7) Anne Frank
The doctor's excuses
2) I actually remember something about this from my driving theory test back in the UK. So it was at least potentially gettable. We didn't get it though. Our answer of "low fuel" was just a matter of our antipathy toward leaving blanks.
3) We knew it had to be an author of shocking books and given that it was written in basically "modern" English thought that Lolita (author: Vladimir Nabokov) was a good shout. We were arguably close? In terms of shock-value... based on Wikipedia synopses, anyway.
4) The mad tea party in Alice in Wonderland features an exchange about saying what one means being different to meaning what one says, but we knew this wasn't from that. Based on how it's sort of vaguely vapid of a statement we went with a politician (a famous canadian one) Pierre Trudeau... which is pretty damn wrong, unless you see politics as a bizarre comedy fit only for children.
5) Haha, totes thought this was some classic sexy movie line, and hence went for Marilyn Monroe. Impressively wrong again.
6) Eesh, a glaring lack of knowledge from us re: the quite famous Maya Angelou... still this whole thing is all about finding and filling our embarrassing holes (we guessed Winston Churchill... A+ good job us!).
7) Ah yes, Anne Frank... the Katniss Everdeen of her time (that was our answer). Honestly though, now I've thought about it a bit, Anne Frank is cooler, for having actually existed and dealt with more horrifying shit.
How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more point)? Would you have helped us win (3 or more points)? Let the world know with the poll below, then read on for my alternative questions (loosely) inspired by this week's Ones That Got Away!
Our alternative questions
2) What phrase, which in an everyday sense can mean (via Webster's) "something very powerful, strong, or effective", derives from a measure of the performance of an engine or aviation fuel?
3) Wilde's downfall began with an accusation of sodomy by the father of Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, one of his lovers. Lord Douglas' father, however, is arguably better known for lending his name to the (basis of the) rules of what sport?
4) Theodor Seuss Geisel began using various pen names (including 'Seuss') after he was banned from extracurricular activities while an undergraduate at Dartmouth. What activity resulted in this punishment? Now a (very) common activity for students, it was illegal at the time.
5) Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire co-star, Cuba Gooding, Jr., has seen his career dwindle to mainly direct-to-DVD affairs. One exception was a 2009 television film (pictured) where he plays what (real-life) neurosurgeon and Presidential candidate?
6) Angelou's remarkably varied career included the role of Clara in a production of Porgy and Bess. This character performs the opening song of the musical, a lullaby to her baby, which has since become a jazz standard. What song?
7) Prior to becoming stateless in 1941, what was Anne Frank's nationality?
3) Boxing (Wilde was accused of being a 'somdomite' [sic] by the Marquess of Queensberry)
4) Drinking alcohol (specifically, gin)
5) Ben Carson
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!