Pop Quiz (Thereby Hangs A Tail) (Revised)

Late notice: Please email answers to spence.quinn@gmail.com.

1. Who was Bernie’s favorite boxer? Bonus: Argue the case for someone else.

2. Who is the Pepsi guy in Coke country? Bonus: What is Canada’s Pepsi province?

3. What hides the safe in Bernie’s office? Bonus: What is its symbolic significance?

4. According to Bernie, how many galaxies are in the universe?

5. Who sang the original version of the song Crash and Disco like?

6. Write a sentence or two (penalty for more) on the difference between Princess and Babycakes.

Pencils down!

Prize (1 only): Advance reader copy (meaning bound, uncorrected proofs) of To Fetch A Thief. Bonuses not compulsory, only to be used in case of a tie. Rules subject to change. All arbitration arbitrary (Red Queen style).



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86 Responses to “Pop Quiz (Thereby Hangs A Tail) (Revised)”

  1. Sam
    4:23 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Everyone has been waiting for a pop quiz. Woo hoo.

    I know all about Princess vs. that horrible shameless Babycakes.

    Maybe Rio will be preoccupied by this. Tee hee.

  2. Chet The Dog
    4:25 am on June 23rd, 2010

    From Admin: No rush on this. We'll give it a few days, "few" to be defined by Justice


  3. Riö - The Evil
    4:49 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Gasp!…A quiz! On the day that we are leaving for the mountains to gamble and eat all day long!… grunt!…Oh, thank goodness, Admin says we have a few days to write up our answers….snort!…When is the deadline?…woooo!… I really want that Advance Reader Copy!…wow!

  4. B. Stover
    5:26 am on June 23rd, 2010

    How cool! And how difficult!!!!!

  5. Wölfie Wigglebu
    5:53 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Yippee! A quiz!! I love it! Thanks, Admin!

  6. Wölfie Wigglebu
    5:54 am on June 23rd, 2010

    I wonder if Gracie is at the vet now. I can't wait to hear how she's doing……

  7. Wölfie Wigglebu
    5:56 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Can we look up the answers? Or is this a closed book test?

    This is my very first Chet quiz.

  8. Siberian Husky
    5:57 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Was Spence ever a school teacher? Stover, I bet your pop quizzes don't look like this. If you say that it is difficult, I'm outta here…we are off to the wilderness for the day.

    I'll be back in time for the ball game. Jimenez is probably pitching tonight, and the Sox might as well start chewing their toenails over this one.

    Melanie, when you have time, please let us know how Gracie's trip to the vet went.

  9. B. Stover
    6:16 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Come on guys. You just have to do some research.

    Wolfie: Nice to hear from you. I would say that these questions require research.

    I'd like to hear about Grace as well.

  10. Lexi
    7:09 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Gah!! I hate quizzes!! Well, at least we're not being graded. But, I'll try my little puppy best. Good thing we have a few days to do so, and there's no real rush here. Am I right?

  11. Lexi
    7:10 am on June 23rd, 2010

    On question number 1, what does it mean by 'argue the case for someone else'?

  12. Mollypop
    7:16 am on June 23rd, 2010

    I'll be off to visit Sam; we all have a graduation to go to tonight. I hate being offline for so long, but you know how Moms are. She's bossing me around. She says that I will have plenty of time tomorrow to catch up, except she invited a friend for lunch and the laptop will still be shut down. I'm doomed!

  13. B. Stover
    7:44 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Lexi: The bonus part of question one means that you should argue why someone else is a better boxer than Bernie's favorite.

  14. Lexi
    8:01 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Thanks, Bee. Have some Bobs; 🙂 😛 🙂 😛

  15. Chet The Dog
    8:03 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Question from Admin: Should the answers be sent here to Comments, or to Spence's email account? If the former, everyone will see each other's answers. Thoughts? (Please don't send answers till we figure this out.)

  16. B. Stover
    8:05 am on June 23rd, 2010

    I think that the answers should be sent to Spence's email account.

  17. Melanie
    8:23 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Whew, I wish I had some sleep. Have to ponder on this, but I'll probably nod off!

  18. Chet The Dog
    8:38 am on June 23rd, 2010

    From Admin: Thanks, B. Stover. Yes, please send answers to spence.quinn@gmail.com.

  19. Jasper the Poodle
    10:41 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Huh! It's summer! What's this crap about pop quizes? You can't fool me Chet. I decided that after getting my master degree there would be no more school in the Jasper house. I'm sticking to my rule, no more school, that's my rule, no more school.

  20. Melanie
    11:24 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Howdy All, it feels like morning because I just woke up from a nap. Gracie, Patsy and I went to the vets. Patsy went for the fun of it and to give moral support to her daughter.

    Gracie has lost more weight over the week, but since she's eating more day by day we are feeling sort of okay about this. Now she's taking a substance that allows her intestines to take in more nutrients from the food she's eating. At this point, it's going in one end and out the other (with lots of pups eating in between!)

    The vet is 90 minutes away and when we got out of the office she did drink water but she wouldn't eat the chicken jerky I had brought along. Sooo, I took a chance and bought a glazed donut (shades of crullers here, Chet) and her nose followed that bag. She ate the glazed donut, Patsy ate the plain and then Gracie ate the chicken jerky! Patsy got a little and thought it was unfair.

    During my nap, Grace ate Zoë's lunch, a can of dog food, and some chicken livers. Zoë didn't have to prime the pump (so to speak) with a donut.


    Oh, and Riö? Bess said she did have an agreement with you and to get off your case about the Red Sox. Not sure what Spencer will say though.

  21. Barb & Maggie
    11:31 am on June 23rd, 2010

    Busy, busy week, but wanted to pop in and say hey. Cool quiz! Maybe they will change the arbitrary rules and reward all of us loyal bloggers, maybe, maybe.

    Hope Gracie is getting better. Sounds like she is eating more. We are thinking about her and her little ones.

  22. J. V.
    11:50 am on June 23rd, 2010

    hey chet you have not gone to Max Memphis ribs in a long time why.

  23. Barb & Maggie
    12:08 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    B. Stover, Do you know what Red Queen style arbitration is?

  24. Melanie
    12:53 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Hmmm, wasn't the Red Queen the one who kept saying "Off with their heads?"

  25. B. Stover
    1:02 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Yes…it's a reference to the Queen of Hearts from Alice In Wonderland.

  26. B. Stover
    1:06 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Oops! No, the Red Queen is from Alice Through the Looking Glass. She's always coming up with strange questions and stranger answers and she decides both.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    2:59 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Oh Oh, we could all be in trouble if the Red Queen gets involved in this contest!

  28. Barb & Maggie
    3:02 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    That comment about Memphis Ribs made us think of the new show on TNT last might, Memphis Best. It was pretty good. Did anyone else watch it? Rio, Stover, Dawson, anyone?

  29. Melanie
    3:54 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Well, even after that nap, I'm going to bed early. This is just about the time that everyone else hits the blog. . .

    So good luck all on the Pop Quiz (if it makes you feel better, Jasper, think of it as a contest).

    We may have to fan our heads because we will "be feverish after so much thinking."

    Because like Spencer we must believe "as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

    So if "It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place," to answer the Pop Quiz we "must run at least twice as fast as that!"

    Because we don't want to have anyone yelling at us, "Off with her head!"

  30. Barb & Maggie
    3:59 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    B Stover, Are you thinking of Jason Lee?

    We just got Crying Wolf today. Didn't Rio just read it?

    B, did you read that one?

  31. Siberian Husky
    4:28 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    I'm back before Rio. I hope they are winning tons of money.

    I'm afraid that I am with Jasper on the school thing. I never went to school and mom never really liked school…too confining, like being in prison, she says. I am looking forward to seeing who wins the pop quiz and what the correct answers are. Come on, though, why did Spence pick boxing instead of baseball.

    Gracie is doing better on her eating. Just a suggestion…let her steal some food. Stolen food always tastes better.

  32. B. Stover
    4:53 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    SH: Melanie suggested we think of this as a contest rather than a quiz in response to Jasper. It seems to me that school is the opposite of prison: Learning new things is expanding the mind. Of course, you expect this from me.

  33. Riö - The Evil
    5:15 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Whew!… I just sent Spencer all my answers… yeep!… I have been thinking about this all day and we didn’t get home until the ballgame started…grunt!…So I was trying very hard to watch the Rockies CLOBBER the Red Soxs and write up my answers… snort!snort!… I hope Spencer got them…sniff!… Can he please let me know if he got them????… snuffle… Maybe I should not have said “CLOBBER” earlier… heh!

    Oh!… It is 5 – 2 Rockies!… heh!… I’m not sure what inning because I have been distracted and excited about the contest…heh!…Now I can relax and focus on the game of all games!…Rockies vs Red Sox!… wheeze!

    Casino Update… She lost all her money except for one stinking quarter….snort!… And she would have lost that too but the machines do not take real money anymore… crap!

  34. Riö - The Evil
    5:26 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Uh-Oh!… It is TIED now!… crap!crap! crap!crap!crap!… grunt!

  35. Riö - The Evil
    5:29 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Stover! …Saw Alvin and the Chipmonks???… heh.

  36. Riö - The Evil
    5:32 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    R U KIDDING ME!… grunt!… Jimbaldo is taken out of the game???? … CRAP!…What a time for him to lose it… snort!

  37. Siberian Husky
    5:33 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Mom totally agrees with you, Stover, that learning new things is expanding the mind. It is just that she would rather not do it in a structured, prison like setting. She never liked history in school and will never know if it was her or the way they taught it. Once she got school behind her, she discovered that she loved reading history books and watching history stuff on tv. It is not that my mom was not into learning, she just would have rather been outdoors than trapped in a classroom.

    p.s. We still say that we think you must be a very good teacher. There are some incredibly boring ones out there.

  38. Siberian Husky
    5:36 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    sob, sob…That is not our Jimenez. I was depending on him to win this one, but I know none of us can be perfect all the time. sob, sob

  39. Siberian Husky
    5:40 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    All is not lost, Rio, (except for Jimenez being outta there). The score isn't that bad.

  40. Staff
    5:43 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    OOOo just back from the trip and the after trip nap and I see I have missed the start of a quiz. Oh golly gee thank goodness I have some time for this.

    Abbie the Kitty was not happy with us and cried and moaned for about 1/2 hour after we got back.

    Alice was just fine as soon as we cleaned the litter box. It was not kept up to her standards and the results were not good.

    Heh heh heh

    Had to refill all the bird feeders and water the plants but all is OK here.

    OOOO sounds like Rio is in trouble with Boston.

    Good luck Rio! Against Boston anyway.


  41. Riö - The Evil
    5:47 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Heh!… I think I sort of combined our pitchers last name and first name together up there… whoa!…That quiz had me all in a tizzy…snort!… I hope I answered the questions right…sniff!…Am I feeling like Ingrid after a pop-quiz?…ugh!… I should have spent more time on the answers, especially the bonus ones…drat!

    SiberH!…These Red Soxs are sneaky fellows!…snort!…Give them an inch and they will take the whole flippin’ game… gasp!

  42. B. Stover
    5:50 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    SH: Your mom probably felt about school/prison as I feel about working in an office which is why I don't.

    We have tornado warnings…thunder and lightning.

  43. Dawson
    5:51 pm on June 23rd, 2010


    The t.v. and internet went out in this flea-bag hotel yesterday afternoon and they didn't get it fixed until now. I suffered extreme Chet the Dog Blog withdrawals.

    A quiz! I'm grateful we have a day or two to answer. What! Rio has already sent his answers in? Crap, I don't have a chance. I thought his books were loaned out.

    Clap!-clap! Clap!-clap!-clap! Go Rockies.

    I have to catch up on the blog news now.

  44. Siberian Husky
    5:56 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    That's it exactly, Stover. Mom doesn't do well in an office either.

    Staff is safely home to continue their duties as the staff, and Dawson is back with us!

  45. Dawson
    5:57 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Siber H: I also hated history in school but like it now. It was definitely the lousy teacher.

  46. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Stover!… Take cover!… Please do not do a Dorothy on us!…grunt!…We need you here!…wheeze!…Be safe!

  47. B. Stover
    6:02 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Welcome back Staff and Dawson.

    I'm wheezing again….gasp! And when I do that I can't sleep.

  48. Riö - The Evil
    6:03 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Dawson!…Believe me, you have a chance!… snort! … I think I was in way too big of a hurry on my answers, because I was not certain of the deadline…yikes!… So please submit your answers by all means by golly! … wheeze!

  49. Lexi
    6:04 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Okay, guys, we REALLY need to make Rio the COACH of these rockies that he keeps going on and on and on and on about. Really.

    And I need some more help!!! I just found out that I'm going to the vet tomorrow for a check-up, and then also for some shots!! Gah!! Help me help me help me help me!!!!

    There's a dasmel in distress!! C'mon people!!!

    This should be crime. Di-going to the vet should be a CRIIIME. It should be illegal, and humans should go to jail, and-oh, I'm going to the vet tomorrow!!



  50. Siberian Husky
    6:04 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    If Stover has a basement, that would be the place to be right now.

  51. B. Stover
    6:05 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Thanks Rio. I think the storm is passing now. The lightning was spectacular to watch.

  52. Lexi
    6:05 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Tomorrow, before I leave to go to the vets, I'm going to send my answers in to Spencey. So be ready, Spence 'O Pal!!!

    Go ahead. You deserve some Bobs. 🙂 😛 🙂 😛 🙂 😛 🙂 😛

  53. Lexi
    6:06 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Okay, I think that posting at the same time is a curse instead of a blessing now. Oh, man, I got cursed!!


  54. Siberian Husky
    6:10 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    It will be fine, Lexi. Maybe they will have treats for you at the vet. I know this won't be any comfort to you, but I like going to the vet.

  55. B. Stover
    6:11 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    I forgot: I really liked the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks.

  56. B. Stover
    6:16 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Lexi is pouting. Vets like doctors are there to help you get or stay well; they aren't there to hurt you. It's just like learning to swim: dive in a remain calm.

  57. Riö - The Evil
    6:17 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Lexi!…What the heck are you doing up so late?…heh!…I resist the Vet. I am the worst when it comes to vets…snort!… He is the guy responsible for all my hunger issues at the moment…sniff! … I hate that guy!…growl!

  58. Dawson
    6:21 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Hey Rio: How come the vet is…oh…I get it. He put you on a diet. By the way…have you had any cookies lately? Big Belly Laughing.

  59. Siberian Husky
    6:23 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Dawson, if you haven't done so yet, go to yesterday's comments section and click on the link to Rio's video.

  60. Dawson
    6:26 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Siber H: Ha! Belly Laughs. Go Rockies!!!

  61. Riö - The Evil
    6:30 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    SiberH!…Wha!????? What are you talking about?…Video???….SNORT!

    Rocks!…Top of the nineth, it is 6 – 5 Red Soxs, 2 outs already!… grunt!… Things can still happen

  62. Riö - The Evil
    6:33 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Bottom!… of the Nineth!…snort!…Rockies have a chance to win another game against the Sox….wheeze!…This is going to be exciting!…heh!…what video???

  63. Dawson
    6:35 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    oh oh Clap!-clap! Clap!-clap!-clap! Come on Rio, FOCUS!

  64. Riö - The Evil
    6:36 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    SIX TO SIX … heh!…WOOOOOO!…heh!

  65. Siberian Husky
    6:38 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    I've been drinking, Rio. I'm hallucinating. There is no video.

  66. Dawson
    6:38 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Home Run! Go Rockies!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    6:39 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Whew!…Winning run coming up…snort!snort!… Jason Giambi is the big hitter at bat!…

  68. Dawson
    6:41 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Siber H: Your howling is required at this time. Rockies need a go-ahead run. Woooooo Wooooooo!!!

  69. Siberian Husky
    6:42 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    WOO WOO Go Rockies!!! WOO WOO

  70. Barb & Maggie
    6:42 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Lexi, I bet Rio is milk toast compared to me at the vets. I am really sweet and lovable most of the time (well, don't ask the chickens about that). But when it comes to a visit to the vet, I turn into a crazy dog! Don't let that guy touch me! Last time he wanted to do a heart worm test, it took Mom and the vet and his vet tech to subdue me. What were they thinking? Actually, once they had me tied down, it didn't hurt a bit, and I really like the anti heart worm treats she gives me. Good night, all ya'all.

  71. Riö - The Evil
    6:42 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    JASON GIAMBI HITS A HOME RUN!….WOOOOOO!… Snort!Snort!Snort!….We WIN AGAIN AGAINST THE RED SOX!…heh!heh!heh!heh!… Jason Giambi! Wow!…Wow!

  72. Dawson
    6:42 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    What a spectacular finish!!!

  73. Siberian Husky
    6:45 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    WOW!!! That was, like, totally amazing. Thanks for your help Dawson. Whew. WOO WOO

  74. Dawson
    6:45 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Good night all, must get up early to fly home tomorrow and then research answers to The Quiz. Wooo Wooo the Good Guys won.

  75. B. Stover
    6:47 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Such excitement…and I'm not even watching the game. Glad they won in a spectacular finish. I've stopped wheezing so time for bed.

  76. Siberian Husky
    6:49 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Good night Friends! Best of luck to everyone on the pop quiz!

  77. Riö - The Evil
    6:49 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Wow!… Its like the World Series all over again!…snort!…Everyone is going crazy!…Yeep!Yeep!… There is an amazing floor buffet tonight!…woooo! chomp! chomp!gulp!gulp!…heh!… Wow! How exciting is this!!! Way the hell better than those dumb casinos…gruff!gruff!gruff!

  78. Dawson
    6:51 pm on June 23rd, 2010


    I had to go to Melanie's site before bed. There are the best pictures of World Cup Eating by the puppies. So cute. Check it out

  79. Riö - The Evil
    6:54 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    SiberH! … Jimenez has been sick with the flu, that’s why he was off his most excellent game tonight…sniff!… He did really great being sick and all…Wooo!.. I’m so excited that the team could win without him though!…gruff!.. That’s what we needed big time!…WOOOOOOOOO

  80. Riö - The Evil
    7:01 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Wow!…I hope we can sleep tonight!… snort!… I think we can, we are exhausted after our long trip and all the gambling and eating (actually not so much eating)… grunt!…and the long trip home as losers…heh!…But the Rockies changed all that tonight!..weeeee! …She has to go back to work tomorrow and is DREADING it …sniff!… She doesn’t want to talk to anyone about anything and that’s that…. grump!

    Well!…Good night all!…snicker!… Tomorrow night another game with the Red Soxs!…sigh… I can only dream of the Rockies sweeping the series…wheeze!…This thought will bring good dreams tonight!….heh!

  81. Lexi
    7:21 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Rio! Good night. And I have an idea for the vets tomorrow! I'd just turn around sharply and bite her again!! Aha! I've found a way. Next time she sticks a needle in me-wow, she better NOT stick a needle in me.

    And yes, I'm up late. Megan's been keeping me up all the time, her and her damn laptop. I have it now, though, and now we're both going to sleep. So, here's my daily routine:

    Tailwags and licks. Lexi-a*yawn*tired puppy.

  82. B. Stover
    8:51 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    I did. It was good and I like the actor–whose name I’ve forgotten. He was in Alvin and the Chipmunks.

  83. Alice Johnson
    8:05 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    So the Rockies win with a walk off home run! At least someone is happy. Those dratted Brewers beat the Twins again!

    Oh, and Rio? There is no video, there is no video.

    "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain".

    "These are not the droids you are looking for".

    Heh heh heh

    Alice Johnson…GOODnight!

  84. B. Stover
    9:08 pm on June 23rd, 2010

    Melanie: You’re so funny. The running to stay in place is the Red Queen; the off with their heads is the Queen of Hearts; however, I’ve forgotten where the feverish after thinking comes from….?

    B&M: Yes, Jason Lee. I haven’t read Crying Wolf. Let me know what you think, meaning would I like it.

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