The Friday quiz, 12.10.12

By Toby Manhire In The Internaut

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12th October, 2012 Leave a Comment

1. Who is this man and who is speaking to him?

2. Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel prize for literature last night. What does the pen-name “Mo Yan” mean in English?

3. It’s been all about the Rothko vandalism this week. But here’s a different art vandalism story. What’s the missing word?

4. Another missing word(s) question. What two words – you’ve been given the first letters of both, dumbing down, etc – are these, as tweeted by a New York journalist to a Houston radio station?

5. Who wore a witch’s hat to a five-hour meeting with Julian Assange in the London Ecuadorian embassy on Monday?


1. Tony Abbott. Julia Gillard. Went viral, etc.

2. Do not speak.

3. Penises.

4. Convicted rapist.

5. Lady Gaga.

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