Trivia quiz a duodecad celebration of calendric curiosity

Today—December 12, 2012—is 12/12/12 and to celebrate the occasion, the University Bookstore is offering DailyNews readers a special contest with an alluring prize.

Up for grabs is a copy of Cooking with Giovanni Caboto. This handsome hardbound volume gathers more than 230 recipes, drawn from each of Italy’s 20 regions and taste-tested in the kitchens of Windsor’s Caboto Club. Featuring more than 250 colour photographs, the book retails at $34.95 and would make a perfect gift for anyone wanting to expand their culinary horizons.

To be eligible, just answer our duodecuple quiz of all things twelvefold. A winner will be randomly selected from the respondents with the most correct answers received by 1:13 p.m. Thursday (13:13 on the 13th).

  1. Which polyhedron has 12 edges?
    a) a cube
    b) a dodecagon
    c) a dodecahedron
    d) a tetrahedron
  2. How many doughnuts are in a baker’s dozen?
    a) 10
    b) 11
    c) 12
    d) 13
  3. What is the common name for a quantity of a dozen dozens?
    a) a dodecadozen
    b) a double dozen
    c) a gross
    d) a square dozen
  4. Which element has an atomic number of 12?
    a) beryllium
    b) magnesium
    c) manganese
    d) sodium
  5. In Greek myth, what was the 12th and final labour of Heracles?
    a) to slay the Nemean lion
    b) to capture the golden hind of Artemis
    c) to clean the Augean stables
    d) to bring the three-headed hound Cerberus from the underworld
  6. Which of the 12 tribes of Israel were not named for a son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob?
    a) Benjamin and Reuben
    b) Dan and Gad
    c) Ephraim and Manasseh
    d) Judah and Simeon
  7. Twelfth Night falls on the eve of which Roman Catholic feast day?
    a) Epiphany
    b) Immaculate Conception
    c) Pentecost
    d) Saint Stephen’s Day
  8. What is the final gift received by the singer of The 12 Days of Christmas?
    a) drummers drumming
    b) ladies dancing
    c) lords a-leaping
    d) a partridge in a pear tree
  9. Which actor played the foreman of the jury in the 1957 film 12 Angry Men?
    a) Martin Balsam
    b) Henry Fonda
    c) Jack Klugman
    d) Jack Warden
  10. Which variant of football fields 12 players per side?
    a) American football
    b) Australian rules football
    c) Canadian football
    d) rugby
  11. Chinese new year in 2013 will usher in the year of which of the 12 creatures in the Chinese zodiac?
    a) the horse
    b) the snake
    c) the tiger
    d) the dragon
  12. Which character starred in the Schoolhouse Rock episode dealing with multiplying by 12?
    a) a mouse dodging balls on a billiard table
    b) Noah loading animals into the ark
    c) a rabbit with a lucky foot
    d) a space alien with six fingers on each hand

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.