Sunday, January 10, 2016

10 Jan, 2016: Day 29

Question 1:
What land form is created when glaciers erode backwards into the mountainside and form a shape like a shallow bowl? Answer: cirque.

Just in case you were wondering, this was a new one on me. Yes, I took the hint. And if you are wondering still where is one of these things and what does it look like, then travel to the Cirque of the Towers. As for how to get the answer: glaciers erode backwards mountainside bowl.

Question 2:
How many more books is Milton's 1667 epic masterpiece then the connected work that was published in 1671? Answer: eight.

How? Hard to say. I'm studying cataloging and metadata, not the construction and history of the book. But I do have a handy example, The Holy Bible is an anthology of books. While we today see Paradise Regain'd and Samson Agonistes as two books, Milton saw then as eight. Place the titles into Google Books if you want to verify, which is how I solved it.

Question 3:
Which of Mary Stuart’s conspirators devised the plot to murder her cousin who, at the time, occupied the throne of England? Answer: Sir Anthony Babington.

When you input in the search bar Mary Stuart conspirator there were two major plots to depose Elizabeth I and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. The first was in 1571 that centered around an Italian banker, Roberto di Ridolfi. The second took place 15 years later with Anthony Babington at the helm. You might tried both, though the latter is the one that works. Finally, I don't know if it's correct that Babington retained his knighthood. Some sources omit it altogether.

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