Sunday, May 07, 2006

Student Rant: Google Da Vinci Code quest # 21 : Curator Challenge

Welcome back folks.. for the latest Google Da Vinci Code webquest.

Today's challenge is being called the "Curator Challenge"

The instructions are as follows
"Audrey Tautou is Sophie Neveu, a Police Department Cryptographer with a special connection to the murdered curator of the Louvre.

Use your curator's eye to hand the works of art such that the hooks match those on the gallery wall. Not all the hooks on the gallery wall will necessarily be used. Some art may have already been placed and cannot be moved.


With the quests involving pictures, it is always a bit tricky. The key to solving this quest is to make sure you take care of the largest painting first and go down progressively.

Note: The number of paintings on your quest might vary along with the locations some of them might have been placed. However follow the approach and you should be okay.

Step #1: Take the largest painting and try to position it on the board. Note: There are only a couple of locations where you might be able to place the paintings. An easy clue is that the paintings stick to like a magnet as soon as it thinks you are placing it in the right location. Also, since there is more than one position you can place these large paintings, make sure that use the space which occupies the least number of hooks.

Step # 2: Go down progressively in terms of size and take care of the next largest painting.

Step # 3: Take care of the horizontal ones with 3 hooks first. Also a tricky issue is one you need to place the vertical painting with just one hook.


Once we are done assembling the paintings, we are asked our daily trivia question.

"Petarch sent three presents to the Bishop of Cavaillon. What was the color of the first present?"

We are recommended to use Google Book Search. Once you go to google book search, type in the section of the question in bold and you should be able to find your answer.

Good luck solving!!


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40 Comments:

Anonymous said...

off topic, but did you watch last night's SNL?? the opening scene with Tom Hanks and his 'interrogation' was funny as hell! 'oh yes,,, Dear Lord'

Anonymous said...

For the answer to who gave the second present.

http://books.google.com/books?vid=0eYY9wpX0IASFWFtlN&id=xTHtteumBcgC&pg=PA114&q=pursuit+second&vq=pursuit+second&dq=Petrarch+three+presents+Bishop+of+Cavaillon

Anonymous said...

Which volume of The Eclectic Review featured Jones's Greek and English Lexicon?

Anonymous said...

todays puzzle was easy !! good luck to all u folks there...

Grimps said...

Question:
According to The Eclectic Review, what is justly considered as an entirely poetical invention?
Answer:
http://books.google.com/books?q=The+Eclectic+Review%2C+what+is+justly+considered+as+an+entirely+poetical+invention%3F&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=0

Anonymous said...

My question said something about
how this one painter symbolized "the fiery ardour and enthusiastic vivacity of youth"

A quick Google Book search revealed

http://books.google.com/books?vid=LCCN07015350&id=d4OgVM-fc_kC&pg=PA469&lpg=PA469&dq=he+fiery+ardour+and+enthusiastic+vivacity+of+youth

Another one I got said

"According to The Eclectic Review, what is justly considered as an entirely poetical invention?"

The answer?

http://books.google.com/books?vid=LCCN07015350&id=BGj0_Un0dOMC&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198&dq=justly+considered+entirely+poetical+invention+Eclectic

Another:

Whose famous birthplace did Petrarch go to see in passing from Parma to Verona?

Answer:

http://books.google.com/books?vid=0eYY9wpX0IASFWFtlN&id=xTHtteumBcgC&pg=PA4&lpg=PA4&dq=birthplace+in+passing+from+Parma+to+Verona+Petrarch

ScottJG

Anonymous said...

Who was the first sent to the Bishop of Cavaillon? a Fish.

http://books.google.com/books?vid=0eYY9wpX0IASFWFtlN&id=xTHtteumBcgC&pg=PA114&q=first+Bishop+of+Cavaillon&vq=first+Bishop+of+Cavaillon&dq=Bishop+of+Cavaillon

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the answer to: Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, the number of christians in cochin china...

I am stumped.

Anonymous said...

Which volume of The Eclectic Review featured Jones's Greek and English Lexicon?

Jeff said...

hey, the number of christians in cochin china is one hundred thousand.

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC03452414&id=Y53maIltQQwC&pg=PA253&lpg=PA253&dq=the+number+of+christians+in+cochin+china

Anonymous said...

I am not entirly sure, but it seems that you do indeed need to use all the hooks...

Anonymous said...

Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, the number of christians in cochin china...

This question is ********. Anyone have any information on this, post.

Anonymous said...

mine was " According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, what is the Bane of Youth?"

Answer at: http://books.google.com/books?q=The+Eclectic+Review%2C+%22the+bane+of+youth%22&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=0

Anonymous said...

according to Vol. IV of The Eclectic Review, what author has a fervid imagination and wonderful power??

Anonymous said...

Petrarch sent three presents to the Bishop of Cavaillon. What was the first one?
Answer at http://books.google.com/books?vid=0eYY9wpX0IASFWFtlN&id=xTHtteumBcgC&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=Petrarch+sent+three+presents+to+the+Bishop+of+Cavaillon

Hybrid Fury said...

My question was "According to Vol. IV of The Eclectic Review, whose childhood was distinguished by the inevitable persecutions which all geniuses are fated to endure?" I dunno. I'm completely confused. I even used google book search.

Anonymous said...

Instead of doing the question about the number of Christians in Cochin China, I just closed the webpage, and redid the puzzle. I got a new question and was done in a minute or two.

fmorel90 said...

According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, who was the most paradoxical man of the age?

Anonymous said...

hybrid fury, put the both the eclectic review and the phrase inevitable........endure in quotation marks when you search for it with google book search.

Anonymous said...

According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, whose voice was meagre, shrill and dry?
ANSWER CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Kozo said...

"It is not less strange that Petrarch never showed to Boccaccio"

http://books.google.com/books?q=It+is+not+less+strange+that+petrarch+never+showed&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=0

johnnyyyyyyy said...

done... not much difficult for me like last 2..

question was regarding present.. which is actually a fish

Anonymous said...

According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, the only way to win the mind over to religion is by shewing it to be what?

i have no idea...

Anonymous said...

the greater good

Anonymous said...

"According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, the number of christians in cochin china is how many?"

Answer is NOT 'one hundred thousand' and cannot be found after straight reading the book with 'china' and 'christian' entries.. the term 'cochin' does not even appear in the damn book.. anyone?

Anonymous said...

70000

Anonymous said...

I am curious why everyone has trouble with the questons. For every question I have had I have simply typed the bolded part into google book search and the link to the page with the answer comes right up.

Anonymous said...

thanks! lol - 'seventy' with 'thousand' isn't even in the book either, how'd you find that?! <3

Anonymous said...

"I am curious why everyone has trouble with the questons. For every question I have had I have simply typed the bolded part into google book search and the link to the page with the answer comes right up."

consider yourself lucky then!

Genti said...

2day's was easy..

Q: It is not less strange that Petrarch never showed THIS to Boccaccio
A: Search for "It is not less strange that Petrarch never showed" gives the answer...

Anonymous said...

HELP!

According to Vol. IV of The Eclectic Review, what author talks of his sufferings in terms that might suit a Galileo imprisoned by the Inquisition?

I can't for the life of me find it.

I've tried everyone listed on the page that has galileo, nothing.

Anonymous said...

according to the eclectic review: who endeavoured in vain to unite christian art with the pagan ideas of antiquity?

M. Angelo

These seemed hard at first because i was finding the book then searching within it. For some reason this is an awful solution and turns up nothing. Like another has suggested. Just go to google books and search for the embolden text of the question. Should take u straight there.

Joe said...

Some question about Petrarch and a birthplace - answer is Virgil. I forget what the question exactly is (did it a few hours ago).

Also, I asked this in yesterday's comments, but no replies:
Just curious about comments from yesterday [day before, now] about some secret passage on the official DVC site...what IS the site? Spent about an hour and nothing remotely like a secret passage in sight...little explanation there please? =)

Thanks

spektr said...

Are these puzzles going to become even moderately difficult at some stage? There must be thousands of folks who have solved them all correctly up to this point, yet apparently Google/Sony will determine the winner on the grounds of creative merit alone, with chance playing no part. How exactly do they intend to do that? I haven't seen any room for creativity in the answers thus far, will it all hinge on the final entry? Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

My question was regarding Petrarch and the plague of monarchs answer at

http://books.google.com/books?vid=0eYY9wpX0IASFWFtlN&id=xTHtteumBcgC&pg=PA16&lpg=PA16&dq=the+plague+of+monarchs

the answer is two words and was definately not what i thought it might be!!

Anonymous said...

D:
According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, the only way to win the mind over to religion is by shewing it to be what?

R:
the greater good

http://books.google.com/books?q=The+Eclectic+Review%2C+%22shewing+it+to+be%22&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=0

Anonymous said...

aka. (OldEnuffMom)
I found my answer using Google Book Search in Life of Petrarch
on page 114. He wrote "truth begats hatred".

Anonymous said...

Lots of people seem to have trouble finding the answers. I just click on the Google link they always give you and copy and paste the bolded test. That has given me the answer every time! It's strange to me that these seem to be getting easier. I'm able to answer several now without even googling. It's almost over! I can't wait to see if I get the cryptex and get a chance at the Final Quest!

~ karmel ~ said...

my quest glitched lol, im supposed to have another painting, and i know it was there. see image

Anonymous said...

What Gaudy flower?

Google Book Search put in bold and italics and it comes right up.

Answer: Tulip