Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blog Post No. 500: The Second Attempted Bloggery Quiz

The Second Attempted Bloggery Quiz:

Remember the First Attempted Bloggery Quiz? It was published with my 400th blog post, or so I thought. I subsequently figured out that I miscounted and it was my 403rd post. So it goes. I'm sure I'm the only one who noticed.

Now I'm reasonably certain I'm up to 500. What I'm not sure of is whether anyone actually took the first quiz, but that's not going to stop me from carrying on with a second. This is a blog that doesn't know the meaning of the word failure.

So here I proudly present the Second Attempted Bloggery Quiz. It mostly covers material from the last 100 posts, or should I say the last 97? If you are one of the billions who haven't yet taken the first quiz and you are so compulsive that you wish to do so before having a go at the second, by all means click here.

Correct answers are to be published Monday, October 29, 2012.

Directions:  Choose the best answer for each. If there is more than one best answer, choose the bestest answer. Record your answers to all questions in ink. Hey, I'm not kidding this time!

Jeff Koons, Balloon Flower (Magenta), Christies

1. The most expensive work of art yet sold at auction by a living artist is

a) Balloon Flower (Magenta) by Jeff Koons
b) Flag by Jasper Johns
c) To the Unknown Painter by Anselm Kiefer
d) Abstraktes Bild (809-4) by Gerhard Richter
e) For the Love of God by Damien Hirst

2. After the first 2012 Presidential debate, this blog came out strongly in support of

a) Barack Obama
b) Mitt Romney
c) Big Bird

René Magritte, "La Trahison des Images" ("The Treachery of Images") (1928-9)
or "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"), LACMA

3. Google Translator publishes a French version of this blog with the title

a) Froggy et Bloggy
b) Le non Blog
c) Ceci n'est pas un Blog
d) Tentative Bloggery

4. The only artist currently to appear in more than one of my top ten most popular blog posts of all time is

a) Charles M. Schulz
b) B. Kliban
c) Roy Lichtenstein
d) George Herriman
e) None of the above

5. Many well-known personalities of the past are mentioned on this blog, including all of the following EXCEPT

a) Walt Disney
b) Walt Kelly
c) Immanuel Kant
d) Groucho Marx

6. I love posting drawings or even minor doodles by great cartoonists and illustrators that have not otherwise been available anywhere on the internet. To date I have done this with each of the following artists EXCEPT

a) Hank Ketcham
b) Edward Koren
c) James Gurney
d) Ronald Searle
e) Jean-Jacques Sempé

Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World, Museum of Modern Art, NY

7. Christina's World is Andrew Wyeth's most beloved painting. On this blog we've also seen

a) Christina's Bathroom
b) Christina's Bedroom
c) Christina's Closet
d) Christina's Garage
e) Christina's Kitchen

René Magritte, Golconde, 1953
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

8.The number of people who publicly follow Attempted Bloggery after its first sixteen months is approximately

a) 19
b) 219
c) 419
d) 619
e) 819

9. The classic rock song lyric I quote most often is from

a) "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" by John Lennon
b) "Truckin'" by Jerry Garcia of The Greatful Dead
c) "Squeeze Box" by Pete Townshend of The Who
d) "Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh

10. To date this blog has had approximately

a) 28,000 page views
b) 128,000 page views
c) 228,000 page views
d) 328,000 page views

Again, the answers will be published Monday, October 29, 2012.

Update:  The answers are here.


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