Week Three - Task #07. - “Brighter the Light”

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Week Three - Task #07. - “Brighter the Light”

Postby Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Sun Apr 16, 2023 10:55 am

“Business?” You ask, perplexed and slightly annoyed, as the cat dematerializes once more, but this time doesn’t return.

“Yes,” the knave pulls a scroll from a completely different concealed pocket. “Your world and ours are linked. Where your friend’s muffins have gone missing, her counterpart here, the queen, has had her tarts stolen.”

As this moment you realize who the knave resembles. Queenie’s friend Jack who was supposed to return with the muffins.

Unfolding the scroll, he tells you, “It’s in everyone’s best interest to work together to solve this case for all our sakes, but we’ll have to test your Muchness before officially offering you the position, of course.”

“…Position??”

His jaw sets, along with a scowl, “One might think you’d knever been called forth to take part in the hearings of testimony at a royal court before.”

At this completely accurate remark, you choose to stay silent, allowing him to take the lead on whatever happens next. If you want to make it back to the party, it seems the only way out of this nonsense is to find your way through it.

The Knave of Hearts clears his throat before carrying on.

“In order to be approved, you’ll have to pass a Lightness-test of intelligence, in addition to a Darkness-test of honor.”

Snapping his fingers, two identical figures appear in the shadows. Their eyes glow much brighter in the darkness than the knave’s, which is relatively unnerving (and they’re in the middle of an argument), but as they reach you they each offer a hand to shake, along with a “How do you do?”

You have so many questions, but it doesn’t seem prudent to ask any of them at this point.

Their politeness wins you over from how creepy this all is, and before you know it, they’re pelting you with questions, saying you must proceed hastily or you’ll be “Late for the oysters.”

Something about them reminds you of your friends Deeandra and Dumeah back home. They can never seem to agree on anything, and are fairly ferocious when battling against each other, yet are impeccably well mannered with everybody else.

Trying to maintain a smile, you wonder what the big deal about these muffins ever was in the first place?

Task:
Submit the following Trivia to pass the first Muchness Test, then Send Me Your Solution through a private message! 1 bean per correct answer. This task will be considered ‘complete’ after 7 correct answers have been sent.

Alternatively you may write a Spill The Tea research piece in 150 words or more, sharing interesting, unusual, or little known facts in your own words about any person throughout history.

Questions:
01. Who wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll?
02. When the Cheshire-Cat tells Alice, "You must be or you wouldn't have come here," he is accusing Alice of being what?
03. What are the Queen's gardeners doing to the roses as Alice approaches?
04. What is the name of Alice's cat?
05. Who fell asleep at the Mad Tea Party?
06. Who is Mary Ann?
07. What animal does the Duchess's baby turn into?
08. When Alice, swimming in her pool of tears, fails to communicate in English with the Mouse, she tries speaking to it in what other language?
09. What did the pebbles turn into that the White Rabbit and company threw at Alice?
10. According to the original illustrations by John Tenneil (as well as in the Disney version of "Alice in Wonderland"), what is the fraction written on the card on the Mad Hatter's hat?
11. What animal does the queen use as the croquet balls?
12. According to Rule #42, people over what height are not permitted in the court?
13. Exactly how tall is the caterpillar?
14. What do the characters in the Dormouse’s story eat?
15. What year was "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" published for the first time?

This task is worth 15 beans, with an additional 15 bonus beans for completing all Week Three tasks by end of activity. Deadline is 11:59pm (HOL time) on Sunday April 30th.
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Re: Week Three - Task #07. - “Brighter the Light”

Postby Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Sun Apr 16, 2023 3:54 pm

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Maeve Madden
Anne-Marie Gagne
Janne Halla
Lex Green
Aquaria Sandalwood
Prof. Will Lestrange
Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Aurelia West
Louis Walles
Harry Walles
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Re: Week Three - Task #07. - “Brighter the Light”

Postby Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Sun Apr 30, 2023 11:22 pm

Solution:
01. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
02. Mad
03. Painting the (white) roses red
04. Dinah
05. The Dormouse
06. The White Rabbit’s housemaid
07. Pig
08. French
09. Little cakes
10. 10/6
11. Hedgehogs
12. One mile
13. Three inches
14. Treacle
15. 1865
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