Trivia: More Name Games
The word "cabal" means a private organization engaged in secret intrigues. Although it was originally applied to mystical interpretations of the Hebrew scripture, it took on its present meaning from a group of five ministers chosen in 1667 by King Charles II. The initials of their last names (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley Cooper, and Lauderdale) just happened to spell out "cabal." Coincidence?
What late-nineteenth century group of British socialists, which included George Bernard Shaw, took its name from the Roman general of the Second Punic War who employed "delaying" tactics against Hannibal?
This week's winners will each win two LSC movie tickets and one large tub of popcorn, courtesy of LSC. Showing this weekend:
Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Air Force One in 26-100
Fri 7:30 p.m. Strangers on a Train in 10-250
Sat 7 & 10:30 p.m. Pulp Fiction in 26-100
Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Air Force One / Pulp Fiction in 26-100
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two random drawings from all of the correct entries will be held to determine this week's two winners.
This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids are by the MIT Quiz Bowl team. Members of the quiz bowl team are not eligible.