Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:37 am

tmoh wrote:This was harder than I thought it would be! I think I've got most of them, but there's a few I think could apply to more than one book, and others I'm not connecting to anything...


I agree it's hard. I have to check my own answer list to be sure which is which.
On to the answer marks:

_____ Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.
Mort: Young man marries boss's daughter, then changes career. YES
Color of Magic: College drop-out becomes travel guide. YES
_____ Young rebel changes political system in his country.
Guards! Guards!: Policeman stops political takeover by a monster. YES
Thief of Time: Boy travels with older mentor. NO though it could have been
The Last Continent: Teachers take an extended joint sabbatical. YES
_____ Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.
_____ A police action threatens international agreements.
_____ A spoiled girl's impulsive wish leads to serious trouble.
Going Postal: Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost. NO but it could have been
Hogfather: Nanny tries innovative child care methods. YES
_____ Underling walks a fine line between a tyrannical boss and a madman.
Reaper Man: Retirement of a higher-up threatens both city and country life. YES
_____ Nouveau-riche uses influence to overthrow existing system.
The Fifth Elephant: Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background. NO
_____ Young executive takes early retirement.
_____ An impulsive romance cools off.
_____ "True Believer" dies, leaves organization in disarray.
_____ Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.
Lords and Ladies: Woman rejects glamour for marriage. YES
Equal Rites: Girl goes to college, makes friends. YES
Unseen Academicals: Several young people learn the value of assertiveness. YES
Thud: An important message is communicated through cryptic clues. YES
_____ Search for a serial killer goes awry.
_____ Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.
_____ Youth acts to reject his past.
Interesting Times: Tourist inadvertently causes political upheaval. YES
_____ Limited power source develops complications.
_____ Inexperienced teacher helps a young woman achieve her dream.
_____ Business leaves its mark on two young people.
_____ A creative person learns that art will survive.
_____ Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government.
_____ You can trust that people will be who they are.
Night Watch: Career man returns to his roots. YES
The Wee Free Men: Young girl follows in her family's footsteps. YES
_____ Young people learn that they need to make time for themselves.
_____ Pride goeth before a fall, then rises again.
_____ One girl learns a way to deal with bullies.
Making Money: Active young man gets a new job. NO but it could have been
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:18 am

Oh, relic of an outmoded belief system on a crutch.
I had 40 descriptions for 39 books.
Okay, more apologies and since neither of the two people who posted answers got it anyway, let's
eliminate
"Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background."
I have double and triple checked the rest and now there really is one per book.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby Ghost » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Jingo? A police action threatens international agreements.
Going Postal? Business leaves its mark on two young people.
Making money? Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost
The truth? Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.
Moving pictures? Youth acts to reject his past.
Reaper man? Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.
Ooh you cheeky little sea winkle
User avatar
Ghost
Member
 
Posts: 3953
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Location: Blackcountry

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:45 pm

[quote="Ghost"][/quote]
Jingo? A police action threatens international agreements. NO
Going Postal? Business leaves its mark on two young people. NO
Making money? Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost NO
The truth? Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption. NO
Moving pictures? Youth acts to reject his past. NO
Reaper man? Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities. YES!

You have been thinking creatively. and I admit that they could have applied that way, but your answers just weren't the ones I was thinking of. Except for RM, you're the first to get that one.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:49 pm

_____ Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.

Maskerade?

____ Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.

The Last Continent?

_____ Youth acts to reject his past.

Thief of Time?
Undead yes -
Unperson no!
User avatar
Sister Jennifer
Member
 
Posts: 2603
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:08 am
Location: Australia

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:06 am

[quote="Sister Jennifer"][/quote]
_____ Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption. Maskerade? YES!

____ Drifter tires of travel, returns to school. The Last Continent? NO but I see where you're coming from.

_____ Youth acts to reject his past. Thief of Time? NO, not the one I was thinking of.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:45 am

Which is the correct answer for Reaper Man? You have given it twice for different answers. :think:
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29049
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:52 am

I think these are the answers you have said are correct so far:

_____ Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.
Mort - Young man marries boss's daughter, then changes career.
Colour of Magic - College drop-out becomes travel guide.
Pyramids - Young rebel changes political system in his country.
Guards! Guards! - Policeman stops political takeover by a monster.
Eric - Boy travels with older mentor.
The Last Continent - Teachers take an extended joint sabbatical.
Maskerade - Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.
_____ A police action threatens international agreements.
_____ A spoiled girl's impulsive wish leads to serious trouble.
_____ Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost.
Hogfather - Nanny tries innovative child care methods.
_____ Underling walks a fine line between a tyrannical boss and a madman.
Reaper Man - Retirement of a higher-up threatens both city and country life.
_____ Nouveau-riche uses influence to overthrow existing system.
_____ Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background.
_____ Young executive takes early retirement.
_____ An impulsive romance cools off.
_____ "True Believer" dies, leaves organization in disarray.
_____ Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.
Lords and Ladies - Woman rejects glamour for marriage.
Equal Rites - Girl goes to college, makes friends.
Unseen Academicals - Several young people learn the value of assertiveness.
Thud! - An important message is communicated through cryptic clues.
_____ Search for a serial killer goes awry.
Reaper Man - Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.
_____ Youth acts to reject his past.
Interesting Times - Tourist inadvertently causes political upheaval.
_____ Limited power source develops complications.
_____ Inexperienced teacher helps a young woman achieve her dream.
_____ Business leaves its mark on two young people.
_____ A creative person learns that art will survive.
_____ Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government.
_____ You can trust that people will be who they are.
Night Watch - Career man returns to his roots.
The Wee Free Men - Young girl follows in her family's footsteps.
_____ Young people learn that they need to make time for themselves.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29049
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:06 pm

Carpe Jugulum? Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government.

Witches Abroad? Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.

Small Gods? Limited power source develops complications.
Undead yes -
Unperson no!
User avatar
Sister Jennifer
Member
 
Posts: 2603
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:08 am
Location: Australia

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:51 am

Tonyblack wrote:I think these are the answers you have said are correct so far:

_____ Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.
Mort - Young man marries boss's daughter, then changes career.
Colour of Magic - College drop-out becomes travel guide.
Pyramids - Young rebel changes political system in his country.
Guards! Guards! - Policeman stops political takeover by a monster.
Eric - Boy travels with older mentor.
The Last Continent - Teachers take an extended joint sabbatical.
Maskerade - Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.
_____ A police action threatens international agreements.
_____ A spoiled girl's impulsive wish leads to serious trouble.
_____ Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost.
Hogfather - Nanny tries innovative child care methods.
_____ Underling walks a fine line between a tyrannical boss and a madman.
Reaper Man - Retirement of a higher-up threatens both city and country life.
_____ Nouveau-riche uses influence to overthrow existing system.
_____ Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background.
_____ Young executive takes early retirement.
_____ An impulsive romance cools off.
_____ "True Believer" dies, leaves organization in disarray.
_____ Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.
Lords and Ladies - Woman rejects glamour for marriage.
Equal Rites - Girl goes to college, makes friends.
Unseen Academicals - Several young people learn the value of assertiveness.
Thud! - An important message is communicated through cryptic clues.
_____ Search for a serial killer goes awry.

Reaper Man - Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.


Argh. I did say that "Grief...opportunities " was RM, but my list tells me I had intended that to be a different book. So mea culpa again.
You tell me: is this dragging on too long?
Should I just give all the answers now?
Should I give the answer for this one, since I messed it up myself?

Tonyblack wrote:_____ Youth acts to reject his past.
_____ Youth acts to reject his past.
Interesting Times - Tourist inadvertently causes political upheaval.
_____ Limited power source develops complications.
_____ Inexperienced teacher helps a young woman achieve her dream.
_____ Business leaves its mark on two young people.
_____ A creative person learns that art will survive.
_____ Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government.
_____ You can trust that people will be who they are.
Night Watch - Career man returns to his roots.
The Wee Free Men - Young girl follows in her family's footsteps.
_____ Young people learn that they need to make time for themselves.
_____ Pride goeth before a fall, then rises again.
_____ One girl learns a way to deal with bullies.
_____ Active young man gets a new job.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:56 am

[quote="Sister Jennifer"][/quote] Carpe Jugulum? Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government. YES!

Witches Abroad? Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system. NO, but it certainly could have been. Just not the one I was thinking of.

Small Gods? Limited power source develops complications. NO, but it's not a bad guess.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:58 am

Tonyblack wrote:Which is the correct answer for Reaper Man? You have given it twice for different answers. :think:


Argh. "Retirement...city and country life" was RM.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby =Tamar » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:50 am

Well, it's been two weeks. Full congratulations to those who tried it! Here is the answer list, with the ones I have filled in done in blue:

The Light Fantastic - Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.
Mort - Young man marries boss's daughter, then changes career.
Colour of Magic - College drop-out becomes travel guide.
Pyramids - Young rebel changes political system in his country.
Guards! Guards! - Policeman stops political takeover by a monster.
Eric - Boy travels with older mentor.
The Last Continent - Teachers take an extended joint sabbatical.
Maskerade - Young woman tries a career in the city, exposes corruption.
The Fifth Elephant - A police action threatens international agreements.
I Shall Wear Midnight - A spoiled girl's impulsive wish leads to serious trouble.
Moving Pictures - Dark underside of new industry is exposed, fortunes lost.
Hogfather - Nanny tries innovative child care methods.
Making Money - Underling walks a fine line between a tyrannical boss and a madman.
Reaper Man - Retirement of a higher-up threatens both city and country life.
Snuff - Nouveau-riche uses influence to overthrow existing system.
Sourcery - Young executive takes early retirement.
Wintersmith - An impulsive romance cools off.
Small Gods - "True Believer" dies, leaves organization in disarray.
Jingo - Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.
Lords and Ladies - Woman rejects glamour for marriage.
Equal Rites - Girl goes to college, makes friends.
Unseen Academicals - Several young people learn the value of assertiveness.
Thud! - An important message is communicated through cryptic clues.
Men at Arms - Search for a serial killer goes awry.
Soul Music - Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.
BUT if you said RM, take the point because I mistakenly gave that credit once.

Wyrd Sisters - Youth acts to reject his past.
Interesting Times - Tourist inadvertently causes political upheaval.
Feet of Clay - Limited power source develops complications.
Witches Abroad - Inexperienced teacher helps a young woman achieve her dream.
The Truth - Business leaves its mark on two young people.
The Last Hero - A creative person learns that art will survive.
BUT take credit if you said Soul Music

Carpe Jugulum - Duplicitous people overthrow a modern government.
The Amazing Maurice - You can trust that people will be who they are.
Night Watch - Career man returns to his roots.
The Wee Free Men - Young girl follows in her family's footsteps.
Thief of Time - Young people learn that they need to make time for themselves.
Monstrous Regiment - Pride goeth before a fall, then rises again.
A Hat Full of Sky - One girl learns a way to deal with bullies.
Going Postal - Active young man gets a new job.

and again, apologies for having included an extra one that fit too many anyway:
Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background.
Last edited by =Tamar on Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
=Tamar
Member
 
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:16 am

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:35 am

:clap: Very good Tamar! Sorry I didn't take more of an active part in this - I normally love doing these sort of things - my head and heart just haven't been up to it recently.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29049
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Quiz: Discworld seen mundanely

Postby cabbagehead » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:02 pm

The Light Fantastic: Drifter tires of travel, returns to school.
The Last continent: Teachers take an extended joint sabbatical.
Jingo: A police action threatens international agreements.
Thud!: Policewoman's duty conflicts with ethnic background.
Witches Abroad: Sibling rivalry in high places affects political system.
Equal Rites: Girl goes to college, makes friends.
Soul Music: Grief leads to unexpected career opportunities.
The Fifth Elephant: Limited power source develops complications.
Thief of Time: Young people learn that they need to make time for themselves.
Going Postal: Active young man gets a new job.
cabbagehead
Member
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:26 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Games

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests