Last night there was the thunderstorm to end all thunderstorms. It woke me up out of a sound sleep and that is notoriously difficult to do. Or so I’ve been told.
There was thunder, lightning, hail and a whole lotta rain. So much of it that my site visit today had to be postponed until Monday. If it rains again on Monday I’m screwed since I leave for England on Tuesday. Poopsicles.
Anyhoo, on to the quiz. The final quiz. This is your last chance for a Popener, people. Play hard and play dirty. At least do something to entertain me as I’ll be trapped in the library again today.
The rules remain the same—first one with the most correct answers wins a Popener and postcard. A second winner will be chosen by the random number generator, so leave a comment anyway and you’ll still have a chance.
All right, here are the questions:
1) This is a photo of the inside of a Roman water channel.
What is the more common name for this structure? [Hint: The word begins with an ‘A’.]
2) Let’s see how much you actually pay attention to the drivel I write. This is a photo of some of the best ice cream in Rome.
3) This is a water fountain in Piazza del Popolo.
The basin is from the Roman period. What was it originally used for?
4) This is a photo of a small part of a very famous building in Rome.
What building is it?
5) This is the Trevi fountain.
Why do people throw coins into it?
(a) People in Rome don’t like small change and just want to get rid of it.
(b) People in Rome like small change but it’s very dirty so they’re just trying to clean it.
(c) It’s believed that throwing a coin in will ensure your return to Rome.
(d) Rome is full of weird people and they all do very odd things like throwing money away.
Leave your answers in the comments of this post by 2 am EST on Friday December 12 (tomorrow) which is about the time my brain will start to function again (that’s 8 am my time). I’ll post the names of the winners then.
Good luck, everyone!