The Friday quiz, 12.10.12

by Toby Manhire / 12 October, 2012
Vandalism, obscenity and a witch’s hat.
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?

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A N S W E R S

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

2. Do not speak.

3. Penises.

4. Convicted rapist.

5. Lady Gaga.
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