- Only someone familiar with the original memes would sense something's amiss, like the set of a play waiting for the actors to stumble into history.
posted by sambosambo
on May 27, 2009 -
According to Amazon, this is the "essence" of Ulysses: matrimonial gift, quaker librarian, charming soubrette, editor cried, retrospective arrangement, pike hoses, pensive bosom, seaside girls, absentminded beggar. At least, according to their SIP algorithm
. Too obscure? How about: barn cellar, famous pig, grey spider, old sheep, egg sac
. Pretty easy, right? Now consider: shock shop, seclusion room, least black boy, bull goose loony, big black boys, wicker bag, ward policy, tub room, drug room, red capsules, dorm door, two black boys
. Catching on? Now try the quiz
posted by CheeseDigestsAll
on May 23, 2009 -
makes trivia questions out of Wikipedia pages. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it does pretty well for not having a magic AI that understands English. Hit reload if you get a question you don't like, or grab the source code
if you think you can make it better.
posted by tss
on Feb 12, 2009 -
― Try to solve this Google map quiz. In the upper part of the page you see a satellite picture. Drag and zoom the map in the lower part of the page until it shows the same location as the upper map. Here's how.
posted by netbros
on Aug 16, 2008 -
was first brought to my attention by the blog "The Unwound Road"
. It appears someone took the original 1930s rating scale and posted it to Flickr. From there it was a natural progression to Internet quiz. So, how would you rate as a husband or wife in the 1930s? Answer 100 true or false type questions and find out!
posted by polysigma
on Jul 18, 2008 -
The Rather Difficult Font Quiz
Do you know your Birch from your Bembo from your Bauer Bodini (Hey! Where's Bookman?) At the moment, 34 fonts to identify with more coming soon. A fun way to spend 2-3 minutes and learn just how much a font nerd you really are. (I only got 25 out of 34? I'm ashamed!) [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Apr 14, 2008 -
What Makes Us Moral
and The Morality Quiz
. It's war time, and you're hiding in a basement with a group of other people. Enemy soldiers are approaching outside and will be drawn to any sound. If you're found, you'll all be killed immediately. A baby hiding with you starts to cry loudly and cannot be stopped. Smothering it to death is the only way to silence it, saving the lives of everyone in the room. Assume that the parents of the baby are unknown and not present and there will be no penalty for killing the child. Could you be the one who smothered it if no one else would?
posted by amyms
on Nov 25, 2007 -
"Take a quick personality test to produce your very own work of art. No artistic experience is required."
posted by Orb
on May 18, 2007 -
Now that I think about it,
there *is* a pee scene in just about every Tom Hanks film I've watched. This quiz reminded me of that (even though I missed two). And when Madonna says "That was some good peeing," well, it must mean something.
posted by Oriole Adams
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Inspired by Ironic Sans's 50 States Game
comes the more worldly (and difficult) 245 Countries in 10 minutes.
Also pairs well with the previously posted GeoSense.
(Caveats/Minor Spoilers: Game has some questionable choices, like making you type in the long form of the country's name, i.e. "People's Republic of", rather than the common usage name. Some countries have "The" in front of them. Also, your spelling must be perfect, which can trip you up for those obscure island nations, and countries you know but don't know the exact spelling of. Good Luck!)
posted by wander
on Mar 4, 2007 -
Don't click this link yet.
Think about all 50 United States, and then, when you're ready, click the link. It goes to an ajaxified quiz page, with a timer set to 10 minutes which starts counting down on page load, and a form entry field where you start typing the names of the states. When you get one right it automatically moves to a spontaneously generating list at to the bottom of the page. If the ten minutes elapse & you fail to name all fifty, the ones that you missed are revealed. Okay, now go.
posted by jonson
on Mar 2, 2007 -
12 Days of Quizzes.
You're having to work the day after Christmas. You hate it. You hate your boss for making you work. None of your friends are having to work.
So do what I did - kill some time and sap the last bit of profitability out of 2006 by taking these 12 quizzes
. It'll be lunchtime before you know it. Five short hours later, you can go back home and procrastinate on taking down all those decorations.
posted by Oriole Adams
on Dec 26, 2006 -
The highlight of Christmas - the King William College Quiz. Still pretty damn hard.
posted by biffa
on Dec 21, 2006 -
of the best places in the United States assume their expert can choose the absolute best place to live, or to work, or to raise a family—for everyone. Wouldn't a better way to find great places to live in America
be based on your
unique priorities and preferences?
posted by CodeBaloo
on Aug 15, 2006 -
King William's College Quiz.
Mefites, your mission: Collectively solve the hardest 100 year old annual quiz around. (Be warned, I think they're getting wiser to the appliance of google-fu science.)
posted by biffa
on Dec 23, 2005 -
"Do you know your Downfall from your Descent, your Crash from your Wedding Crashers? Discover how oblong-eyed you were in 2005 with our bumper end-of-year quiz
". And be sure to post your score.
posted by JPowers
on Dec 22, 2005 -
The worst jobs in history.
Channel 4 takes you on a journey through 2,000 years of British history and the worst jobs of each era for minions like you and me. If you are curious whether you are best suited to be an Anglo-Saxon guillemot egg collector or a Georgian loblolly boy, take the career guide quiz
. (via Malbec.
posted by madamjujujive
on Mar 20, 2005 -