Monday, July 16, 2012

Answers to the Attlempted Bloggery Quiz

Answer Key to the Attempted Bloggery Quiz:

Below are the correct answers to the Attempted Bloggery Quiz which I published in my 400th blog post. If you haven't yet taken the quiz and you wish to do so yourself before checking the answers, click here.

Correct answers are highlighted in yellow.

Choose the best answer for each. Use only a no. 2 pencil:

"The Band Concert" artwork by Tom Wood for Good Housekeeping

1. This blog regularly celebrates Disney's short "The Band Concert" (1935) on summertime

a) Tuesdays
b) Wednesdays
c) Thursdays
d) Fridays
e) Saturdays

Posts related to Walt Disney's wonderful short "The Band Concert" are published on Fridays during the summer. This is meant as a personal tribute to summer concerts given on this day of the week by the Chatham Band in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Animation drawing of Timothy Q. Mouse from Walt Disney's "Dumbo"

2. In Walt Disney's "Dumbo" (1941), the Q in Timothy Q. Mouse stands for

a) Quince
b) Quincy
c) Quinn
d) Quimby
e) None of the above

Like the S in Harry S. Truman, the Q in Timothy Q. Mouse doesn't stand for anything.

Animation artwork of vultures from Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

3. Which of the following was NEVER the title of a blog post here.

a) I Scream, You Scream:  Edvard Munch's The Scream
b) The Spirit of Nudism
c) Vulture Culture
d) The Year of Blogging Dangerously

For my first anniversary post, I went with the more bland title "A Year of Blogging."

Animation cel set-up for a Butternut Bread television ad

4. My expertise on the subjects covered here is admittedly incomplete. Nevertheless, you would be hard-pressed to find a a more authoritative online resource for any of the following subjects EXCEPT

a) Charles M. Schulz's advertising campaign for Butternut Bread
b) B. Kliban's preliminary cat art
c) Walt Disney's Ludwig von Drake cufflinks..
d) George Herriman's specialty pieces featuring Krazy Kat

I'm a fan of B. Kliban's cats, but I know nothing about his preliminary artwork for them and I haven't done a blog post on them--yet.

Untitled by Christopher Wool

5. For April Fool's Day of 2012, this blog was temporarily renamed

a) Salacious Snoggery
b) Successful Snobbery
c) Unscrambled Eggery
d) Exotic Shrubbery

It was just for one day, and I don't think anyone noticed.

6. Most people discover this blog after

a) A Bing search
b) A Google search
c) A Yahoo search
d) An AltaVista search
e) Losing a bet with me

The overwhelming number of people who come to this blog find it through the Google search engine.

Book cover for Sula by Toni Morrison

7. So far this blog includes some reviews of all of the following EXCEPT

a) Books
b) Movies
c) Theatre
d) Albums

I have been tempted on occasion to review some live theatre, but it hasn't happened yet.

8.The number of page views received by Attempted Bloggery in its first year is approximately

a) 8,000,000
b) 800,000
c) 80,000
d) 8,000
e) 8

The blog received about 80,000 page views in its first year. It is currently up above 86,000 page views.

9. The legal principle that allows me to reproduce limited amounts of copyrighted material for purposes of discussion and education is known as

a) Fair use
b) Fit use
c) Free use
d) Fun use

It's known in America as fair use.

10. The very first comics convention I ever attended was

a) The San Diego Comic-Con International 2011
b) The Chicago Comic Con 2011
c) The New York Comic Con 2011
d) MoCCA Fest 2012

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art's 2012 Festival was my very first and so far my only comic convention. Blog posts related to John Green, Jay Sjostrom, Shannon Wheeler, and Liza Donnelly resulted from this visit.

Scoring:  Give yourself one point for each correct answer. Also, award yourself an additional point if you followed directions and took the quiz with a no. 2 pencil.

Score  Assessment
9-11    You are an expert on all things related to this blog. Kudos!
7-8      You are a scholar with a great understanding of arcane matters relevant to this blog.
5-6      You are one step ahead of the crowd, which isn't paying attention at all to this blog.
3-4      You are an underachiever on blog-related matters, but you have potential.
0-2      You are not very good at guessing.


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