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Da Vinci Quest on Google - Solutions

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The "Da Vinci Code Quest on Google" is an online competition tied into the release of the movie version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Beginning on April 17th, 2006 the Quest will involve solving puzzles and codes over the course of a 24-day period. Below I'll try and offer any help I can on each day's challenge, and remember to check the comments section as well for others' tips (feel free to chip in with your own comments or assistance at any stage).


Warning: Quest Spoilers Below

Day 1: The first day challenge is a Sudoku-like game (using symbols rather than the usual numbers or letters) similar to those that have been on the movie website for a while now. Each puzzle is different, so I can't give you the solution, but it is quite easy. Just look at each vertical and horizontal line, as well as the marked shaded sections, and use a process of elimination. After you solve the puzzle, you are asked a question regarding a triangular symbol on Langdon's (Hanks') face - the answer is "blade".

Day 2: Again, the initial puzzle is simple enough, with matching pairs of debris to be cleared away from a painting. After you solve the puzzle, you are asked a question regarding a cross-like symbol on Aringarosa's face - the answer is "greek cross".

Day 3: Today's puzzle is a test of observation. The question points you to a movie trailer on Google Video (search for "Robert Langdon"), and three questions are asked about scenes in the movie. Give it a go yourself, but if you are stuck here are the answers: (i) fleur de lys (ii) vitruvian man and (iii) five.

Day 4: Today's puzzle is a very simple game of organising the positioning of paintings so that they all fit in a certain space. After you solve the puzzle, you are asked a question regarding an upside down triangular symbol on Sophie Neveu's face - the answer is "chalice".

Day 5: In this instalment of the quest, you are asked to 'checkmate' a king - though you don't need to know chess, as the moves are done automatically when you answer three questions. Silas' spiked belt is a cilice, the 2nd to 4th ranked members of the Priory of Sion are the sénéchaux, and the engraved tablet is known as the keystone.

Day 6: Today you have a jigsaw puzzle to complete, of a Google Earth satellite image. As usual, this task is reasonably easy. Once completed, you are asked: "This city contains a 3-D version of Leonardo's the Last Supper created by Marisol, where is this city?" The answer is New York (thanks Schmoozer for the input). I wonder if the words at the bottom of the image have any further bearing on the quest...one is 'Sanborn' (which is the surname of the creator of the Kryptos statue which is supposed to play a part in Brown's next book - is this just a coincidence?). The other, FYI in case of further questions, is 'Bluesky'.

Day 7: The puzzle is another sudoku-like symbol game, this time with a grid of 5x5, rather than the 4x4 in round 1. A tough one too - I actually had to make an educated guess at one stage, with no definite solution presenting themselves. Anyhow, once finished, the question was "how many stones in 196000 grains." Seeing as there are 98000 grains in one stone, the answer is therefore "2" (I entered "two" to start with and was rejected...so enter the actual numeral).

Update: It seems that people are getting different questions here, although all (that I know of) have been measurement conversions - here's a handy online resource to help out. More tips: be sure to use the correct units (many countries have different standards), and also use the Google search function...I had another try at today's puzzle (just for fun) and had all sorts of trouble working out a conversion on the mass of Jupiter, until I used the mass that Google gave me (as opposed to Wikipedia and other sources). Feel free to leave your particular question and answer in the comments below, in case someone else gets the same one.

Day 8: This round is once again a 'clear the debris' game, which is easy enough by trial and error, and a little intuition. The revealed question is once again different for everyone, although all seem to ask questions based on ISBN numbers (mine was "what was ISBN 0895581167 the time of? - my answer was Donatello). To find out the book your ISBN refers to, you can either use Google as the quest suggests, or I find it easier using Amazon.com's search function, or start with isbn-check.com (thanks Chirag).

Day 9: Back to the 'curator' puzzle, in which you must hang paintings on a wall. Once again, the 'question of the day is random, so you probably won't get the same as me: "What month is Italy's national day?" The answer is June. For other answers, see below in the comments, or just cut and paste your question into Google - it generally gives you the answer.

Day 10: Today is another observation puzzle, with the questions based on a new Google video which introduces the albino monk Silas. You need to watch (and listen) to the clip closely to ascertain the answers. Question 1 asks the shape of an important looking stone object which Silas finds - the answer is octagon. The second question asks what is the last thing Silas touches in the video - this refers to the 'reverse shot' from inside the font - the answer is of course holy water. Finally, the last question asks: "what is it that will ultimately be broken?" You need to have listened to the voiceover to figure out this one - the answer is silence.

Day 11: Three questions today, as part of the chess componenent of the quest. Question one is: "A word that can read the same backwards or forwards is called:" - the answer is palindrome. Question two asks where in the Louvre was Jacques Sauniere's body found, the answer is Denon Wing. Finally, the last question asks "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is an example of what? The answer is pangram (a piece of text which uses every letter of the alphabet.).

Day 12: Today is a jigsaw puzzle - as usual, the easiest way to complete it is to start with corner pieces, work on to side pieces, and then finish the internal. The museum is the Palazzo di Venezia, and it can be found in the city of Rome. To find the Greek Cross (which won't appear until you click on the correct building), go to Google Maps and search for "Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia". Switch to the satellite view and you should get a fair indication of where to find it. Update: See this image (180kb).

Day 13: The beginning of round 3 sees another sudoku puzzle. Each of these are random, so you're on your own. Once done, you are presented with a random translation question. A good resource is to use Babelfish for this, or if you want feel free to add your particular question and answer in the comments (mine was, what is the translation of avorio - "ivory").

Day 14: Today is another 'restoration' puzzle, and this one is more difficult/frustrating - hang in there if you have problems, and if you really strike a difficult one it might pay to press the 'Request new puzzle' button. Once completed, you are given a cipher which needs to be decrypted using the Atbash (a code in which each letter of the alphabet is transposed onto a 'backward' alphabet). Use the two alphabets on this page to work out what your message is (for the record, mine was "xlmhkrizxb", which works out as conspiracy.

Day 15: On we go to the 'curator' puzzle for the third time. Not sure of everyone else's challenge, but I was lucky enough to get the easiest puzzle thus far I think...only took me a matter of seconds. Afterwards, there is once again a language challenge - I was asked for the Italian word for "painting". I used Babelfish and easily found the answer: "pittura".

Day 16: Today is the chess puzzle, in which you have to answer three multiple choice questions correctly to 'checkmate the king'. Question 1 asks who designed the Louvre's famous pyramid - the answer is I. M. Pei. The second question asks which French king built the Louvre, you should select Philip II Augustus. The final question asks which of the list of people never set foot in Notre Dame: Pope Leo IX will take you to checkmate.

Day 17: Another Google video to watch, this round the subject is Leigh Teabing (played by Ian McKellen). Three questions are posed regarding the video: the letter in the clip is "f", the word is "quest" and the number of 'spectacles' is "7".

Day 18: An easy jigsaw puzzle to conclude round three (one more to go!), followed by a question regarding Leonardo's perpetual motion sketch (answer: "London"). You then have to find four triangles ('blades') on the map, if you have a sharp eye they are easy enough to find. These point at a building in London, the answer to the question is "Imperial College".

Day 19: Ow! The final round begins with a much tougher Sudoku challenge...I actually had to request a new puzzle as I couldn't start the first one, and the second still took quite a long time to figure out. After that, you are asked a question which you need to use Google Books to solve - enter in the author, and the book to the search box. Then, search inside that book for the words which are in bold in your question. Funnily enough, I couldn't even use this to figure mine out, as Google said the page I was searching for was 'restricted'. Luckily, it was a book in the public domain, so I searched for the phrase in the Project Gutenberg. For anyone that gets the same as me, the "chief Italian virtue" found in William Dean Howells' Italian Journey is patience (oh, the irony).

Day 20: For the last time we're given the 'clearing debris from paintings' puzzle. I've had trouble with this every round, but funnily enough not this time. Using the honeycomb grid behind the debris certainly helps to keep your bearings. Afterwards, I was asked another Google book question, about the artist who has a piece in the Uffizi which shows "a woman playing the lute". Searching for that phrase, and "Uffizi", in Google Book Search, shows that the artist is "Bega" (Cornelius).

Day 21: The final curator puzzle has us hanging paintings, and again mine was surprisingly easy (apologies to anyone having troubles). Afterwards came yet another random question based on Google Book Search - mine was 'whose birthplace did Petrarch' stop in at, the answer was "Virgil". As always, people are posting their own questions and answers in the comments section below (5 pages worth now!), so if you're stuck it might pay to browse the most recent posts (ie. usually the final page).

Day 22: Today's "chess" puzzle is perhaps the easiest round so far. The leading member of the Priory of Sion is the "Nautonnier", the individual not rumoured to be a member of the PoS was "Nicolas Poussin", and the Egyptian goddess of fertility was "Isis" (not to mention being the name of my daughter).

Day 23: The penultimate puzzle today, and it's another jigsaw map to put together. The city shown in the map is "Paris", the nine cinquefoils can be found in a long triangle at about -45 degrees to the vertical. The final answer (what sequence is 1, 4, 9) is squares.

Day 24: The final puzzle, which consists of three questions that are based on a new Google video introducing the character of Sophie Neveu (played by Audrey Tatou). The answers to each question respectively are "2", "So dark the con of man", and "Madonna of the Rocks".

Update: There seems to be some confusion as to how participants make the 'final 10,000' and move onto the last phase of the competition (in the U.S.) The rules state: "ONCE PARTICIPANT FILLS IN HIS/HER GOOGLE ID AND CLICKS "SUBMIT" ON THE PUZZLE COMPLETION FORM, HIS/HER SUBMISSION WILL BE TIME-STAMPED AND WILL BE DEEMED PARTICIPANT'S OFFICIAL PUZZLE COMPLETION TIME." So it is the time of day today that you submit the final puzzle (not how long it took you to complete it) - you have to be one of the first 10,000 to have done so. The rules also say that the final 10,000 will be notified around May 15th...so I guess you won't know until then whether you have made the grade. At least you're not in Australia (my region), where the prizes are pretty lame, and it appears to be judged solely on your idea - in 50 words or less - as to what the next Robert Langon adventure should be (judged on 'originality, creativity and adherence to the word limit).

If you like puzzles, why not solve the mystery of what's in Dan Brown's next book The Solomon Key? Take a look around this site for clues, or just buy The Guide to Dan Brown's The Solomon Key from Amazon (5-star rating).

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buy_54 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

day 17

i got the first and last question but not the second one. My first one was letter f and the last one was 7 times. So does any one get the second question?

andrea wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

answer

second answer is quest

supersuctionears wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 18 on Day 16?

I think google goofed. I clicked on the next puzzle button after doing the chess problem for day 16 (which is the current day's puzzle), and it took me to an observation puzzle. After watching the video on Sir Leigh Teabing, it asked for the lowercase letter in the video (f), the word describing what he and I (and everyone else) are on (quest), and the number of scenes in the clip that he is wearing his glasses (7).

Since the Geography comes between the chess and the observation, I think that this will be the puzzle for Day 18.

cinderworld wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 18

Since I have been playing mine has always appeared like this - but I did have the same puzzle as everyone else which was also odd....

First - lower case letter - f
Second - they are on a quest
Third - # of times in glasses - 7

Good luck everyone!

kj12046 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 18 on 16

I have the same thing showing. Wonder what that's all about.

ladyvolsfan99 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 17

I didn't have any problems like you all are saying. When I clicked to go do the puzzle it said Day 17.

ladyvolsfan99

AndrewW wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Blah

Wish the quests came out faster then just once a day

evoock wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 17

Answers I entered:
F, Quest & Seven all good answers

andrea wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Geographic challenge

Does anyone knows the answer for today

i am stucked in the x marking a place in london

help!!!!

311 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

London

London

have fun finding the four triangles

after you do answer is

Imperial Palace London

kateburupup wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

not for everyone the

not for everyone the triangle vary location it seems the answer does not work for me

311 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

im sorry i fibbed

im sorry i fibbed

Imperial College London

i dont know why i said palace

DickieH wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 18

Don't know about anybody else but I do look forward to these particular challanges. Being in London and knowing the location of Imperial College made it easy today but it beats Sudoku, hanging or restoring paintings.

anne wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

i cant find the foruth

i cant find the foruth triangle!!! found one next to the left edge. and two near the botoom edge. where the fourth one?
help!!!

anne wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

found it

Oh I found it..

brent wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

where?

I can find 3. I"ve been at it an hour.

I have the 1 on the left side and 2 at the bottom.

I''m going crazy.

Lakshmi wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

DAY 18

It was very easy. City is London . The four blades are marked as pyramids on the map. Imperial college is the name of the home of Codex Forsters.

anand wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Found the 4TH Pyramid

I found the 4th one..its on top of the image.There is a traingle shaped area, there click on the tip of that area.Then it will show pyramid and all 4 pyramids are connected and next answer is imperial.

ClayK wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Locating the blades

Blade one is about 1/4 inch off the left edge, alittle more than 1/2 way up the image.
Blade two is directly above the 2nd "T" in "INSTRUCTIONS" just off the bottom edge of the image.
Blade three is just above the "00" in the 2nd "2005" of the copyright printed on the bottom of the image.
The fourth and apparently most elusive blade is right under the "g" in "Feeling lost?" off the top frame of the image.

Good Luck!

The answer to the final question is "Imperial College London"

jflood2552 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

DAY 18

You definately have a knack for this stuff....I could NOT figure out what the heck the building was that was just "north of Victoria and Albert Museum". How on earrth (no pun) did you find that!
GOOD JOB! Took me over 2 hours!

Misiuda wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 18

Ok this one is a geography puzzle. Put it all together, first answer London. Then you have to find four blades. three are easy enough, one along the left hand side and two along the bottom. The fourth? I sat staring at my computer for almost 20 minutes. I have an old screen, maybe this is why. But finally found the fourth blade, its along the top of the map, there is a sortof traiangle there already, above that lake? the blade you are looking for is at the top of that already there triangle. Then the last answer is Imperial College.

michellefb wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

DAY 19

After the sudoku style puzzle. The answer is Mategna.

Rufus wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

My question was "What does

My question was "What does William Dean Howells write about in his his Italian journeys as well as the pituresque and improbable in ferrara?" (not the exact words in the q) and it was "pathetic"

andrea wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

today´s puzzle

my question is:

In his Italian Journeys, what emotion does William Dean Howells' first view of the ruins in the Forum bring?

does anyone knows the answer

thanks

andrea wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

today´s solutions

The answer is:

disappointment

sdpalladio wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

My question was, he was

My question was, he was disappointed in the monument to what explorer? Answer: Columbus.

That sudoku puzzle was the most challenging yet. I actually solved one of them but the system wouldn't recognize it. After triple checking for correctness and still nothing, I requested a new one. Took me 45 minutes total with all the resetting. So frustrating!

DickieH wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Kings

Squeedo,

Do yourself a favour and do the puzzle again. I had that one first up and gave up after hours or browsing. Some sites indicated Richard III but no good despite various ways of putting in III, three, third.
Did the puzzle again and had a quesion about Howell. Something about a beautiful city and the answer was Genoa

squeedo wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

My question is

My question is

In The Italian Renaissance in England, author Lewis Einstein discusses Florentine Bankers and the Wars of which King?

Any clues ?

Anyone?

Kanundrum wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 19

My question asked something about the Italian Journeys and William Dean Howells. Something about how many pupils he taught or something. Anyway the answer is 14.

armygoose wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE IN ENGLAND

I had the same one "the italian renaissance in england", doing a google book search for "the italian renaissance in england wars king" (don't include the quotes) you find the answer is:

King Edward

It took me a while to get this one. I tried searching for everything, but then I seen the fine print in the question which gave a clue to go to google book search. I searched for the book name and included the highlighted words in the search. The answer was quite clear towards the top of the page.

brendan wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

my question was "in William

my question was "in William Dean Howells' Italian Journeys what language did he say was 'de rigueur' in all the shops in Corso"

after extensive google books searches, I came up with nothing so I just started putting in random languages.

the answer was "english"

lordcanyon wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

my question was

in the same book what city did he spend a half hour at the answer is HERCULANEUM

fillyp wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

My question was

According to Grant Allen's Paris, this is the most undoubted work of the master in existence. I am so stuck can anyone help?

FillyP

Meowmi wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Re: My question was

Mona Lisa is the answer.

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

In his Italian Journeys, William Dean Howells says this is the m

In his Italian Journeys, William Dean Howells says this is the most magnificent city he ever saw....I looked and look the answer was Genoa.... the Suoku first puzzel was very hard but I asked for a different one and the second one they gave me was very easy....

nybz wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Wow today was so annoying...

Wow today was so annoying... After completing the puzzle very quickly i find out how long this guy stayed in pompeii yet it turns out that A day and ONE day are different answers!!! so then i solve it and it dosent save! so again a few minitues for puzzle and now they wanted One day instead of A day for a different question >:/

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

my question was

In his Italian Journeys, what emotion does William Dean Howells' first view of the ruins in the Forum bring? does anyone know the answer? thanks

~MS~

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

sense of disappointment..

sense of disappointment.. That emotion he felt..when veiw of the ruins

vbabe wrote 10 years 51 weeks ago

Day 19

My question was "In William Dean Howell's Italian Journeys 1867, in which city did he walk up and down..." (rough paraphrasing). The answer is Genoa.
It's so strange the questions I got were pretty easy compare to what I've seen from some of you guys'. I noticed Googling most of the keywords in the question, sometimes even the entire question, helps ALOT. Reading the Da Vinci Code helps too.. but that's a given. I wish the puzzles were available everyday so I don't have to wait! Good luck everyone!

WhiteDragon wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Another DaVinci Code Quest

So many have commented that one quest puzzle a day is not enough. Eurostar has another DaVinci Code quest with lots of similarly challenging puzzles. – WhiteDragon

vbabe wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Eurostar

Thanks for the tip. Cool puzzles!

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

i started playing the eurostar game as well as the google one. has anyone completed the bottom right map puzzel yet? im stuck on it and have been searching for like 3 hours. if anyone has done it or knows the answer- please post the answer asap. thanks
~MS~

Sweeney wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 19

I had a couple of attempts at the symbol game before having to resort to mapping it out which helped. I had a question that was
"During his Italian Journeys, William Dean Howells observes this number of pupils in the boys' superior school."
This required using the Google book search for Italian Journeys then using the search within the book for "pupils" and it popped up with the passage and the answer 14!

SSCORP993 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

HELP

I cannot figure out the puzzle 6x6 has me stumped...pleas help...how did you map it?

sscorp

felsa wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Saturday's puzzle.....

It is better to keep your mouth shut and have the world believe you a fool than to open it and confirm their beliefs.

The restoration puzzle took me a few tries but once I got it the question was yet again another Google book search -- A Florentine Revery and our "first impressions" - the answer is --

perfect harmony

pyro3rg wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

My question

During his Italian Journeys, William Dean Howells enjoys a beefsteak and potatoes with a HALF-BOTTLE *<-- bold* of what kind of wine?

gsquared wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Saturday's Puzzle

My question was:
Which painting at the Royal Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a diminutive copy of the one by Da Vinci in the Louvre?

Had to use Google book search - Uffizi Gallery and "diminutive copy" gave this answer:
The Holy Virgin and St. Anna

clarinet73 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

my question

My question in also about "Italian Journeys," but the question is William Dean Howells tours a kichen with gigantic coppers for boiling this.

I used Gutenberg, but a "search for" of the entire text did not produce even one match for one word, much less the 2-word phrase. Did anyone else get this question?

edit... found it on google book search after all, it's broth, in case anyone else gets this question.

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

May 6 I need Help

Which painting in the Royal Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a diminutive copy of the celebrated one by Leonardo da Vinci? I looked and looked and tried about 6 different painting nothing is working

warevely wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

day 20

The question I got was H H Powers said what is the true Italian city. The anwser is Fiesole. Good luck to all.
P.S. Is any one else having trouble with the "clear the area " puzzles?

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

puzzle

yes I had a time getting them paired up....

traceyvn wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

puzzle

after many attempts at clearing the puzzle -you just have to keep on trying. I was asked the following question - DECIDEDLY, THE FLORENTINE IS PREPARED FOR WHAT, I typed the whole question in in Google book search and was presented with the answer - emergencies in a paragraph of a book

vbabe wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

restoration was a pain

i had a couple of Resets and Change the Puzzles myself. tricky matter!
anyway my question was "What was words divided by tons in the Niumastic Chronicles" or something along those lines. Googled it and the answer was right there on page 78. Good luck!

Drazen wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

the Numismatic Chronicle?

i had the same question as above (what words dividedby tons appear in the numismatic chronicle?) but when i do a search on google books it says it is restricted. can anyone give me the answer?

mancrick wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

stuck

Which painting in the Royal Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a diminutive copy of the celebrated one by Leonardo da Vinci? ....it says battle ofBattle of Anghiari but aparently it is wrong.... im stummed tried to look for the book but no idea what im looking for

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

I HAD THAT QUESTION

Which painting at the Royal Uffizi Gallery in Florence is a diminutive copy of the one by Da Vinci in the Louvre?

Had to use Google book search - "diminutive copy" Answer is The Holy Virgin and St. Anna

wibblemyfins wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago
Evalina1023 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

fleur-de-lis groats of Stirling

According to the Numismatic Chronicle the reign which the rare fleur-de-lis groats of Stirling occured was James II

darkangel wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

the numismatic chronicle thing!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! i just can not seem to get this answer! if anyone has got it can you please tell me it, or atleast how to get it?? i've been reading page 78 for ages now, and all i can find with TON in it is newTON! and that dusnt work!!!! please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sd1108 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 21

sd1108

The third present given by the poet to his bishop is
epistle

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

i started playing the eurostar game as well as the google one. has anyone completed the bottom right map puzzel yet? im stuck on it and have been searching for like 3 hours. if anyone has done it or knows the answer- please post the answer asap. thanks

~MS~

duck wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

Which one is the right map puzzle? Is it level 1 or 2?

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

its on level 1. the bottom right map puzzel

~MS~

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

the question for it is:

Francois mitterand 's great vision for Paris led to the creation of four beautiful, powerful, and controversial buildings. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France is one of them. Can you name the other three?

And the options that they give you are:
1. parvis du sacre coeur
2.Rue Oberkampf
3.Place des vosges
4.Chartier, Grands Boulevards
5.Pompidou centre
6.Grand Pyramid
7. OPera Bastille
8.Grand Archede la Defense
9.Eiffel Tower
10.Parc Andre Citroen

Can anyone figure out this puzzel ?

~MS~

CabinBoy wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Need help with question 20

There is a painting of the Head of Medusa in the Royal Uffizi Gallery in Florence, usually attributed to Leonardo. What is its catalogue number in the 1890 catalogue of the museum????????????//

been looking everywhere and cant locate it.

cybermonkey114 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Adoration of the Magi question

Leonardo da Vinci's painting of The Adoration of the Magi hangs in the Royal Uffizi Gallery in Florence. What is its catalogue number in the 1890 catalogue of the museum?

cant find it anywhere

BrownReader wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Try google book search

On the same page as the question, it says on the bottom, try google book search. Click on it and type in Royal Uffizi 1890 catalogue (think that's the right date, just typing from memory now so double check the date). It will give you the catalogue, then you can search within the book (on a box on the left side of the page). Type in what you are looking for (I had to search for Head of Medusa), then in the results you'll see small exerpts from the actual catalogue that you can browse. My answer was 1150 (something like that anyways, can't remember offhand, but the catalogue number you are looking for will be in boldface and probably 4 numbers just before the description of the item. Hope this helps...

cybermonkey114 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

thanks

it was 1252
thanks for the help

darkangel wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

numismatic chronicle

please can some one help with the question abou the words divided by ton? i am so confused! have reread page 78 atleast fifty times!!!!!!!! and still do not understand! if u help i will sdore u forever! (well mebe not!) but i will be very grateful!

thnx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

the question for it is:

Francois mitterand 's great vision for Paris led to the creation of four beautiful, powerful, and controversial buildings. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France is one of them. Can you name the other three?

And the options that they give you are:
1. parvis du sacre coeur
2.Rue Oberkampf
3.Place des vosges
4.Chartier, Grands Boulevards
5.Pompidou centre
6.Grand Pyramid
7. OPera Bastille
8.Grand Archede la Defense
9.Eiffel Tower
10.Parc Andre Citroen

Can anyone figure out this puzzel ?

~MS~

traceyvn wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar

try
grand arch
pyramid
opera

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Thank you

thank you so much!
~MS~

mountainlawrel wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 21

Had to do this one twice because after "hanging" the paintings, I was asked "How many Christians are there in Cochin China according to Volume XXIII of The Eclectic Review?" I could not find the answer in Volume XXIII of The Eclectic Review. Sooooooo, I hung some more paintings. I then received the question "According to Volume XXIII of The Eclectic Review, who was 'the most paradoxical man of the age'?" This time I was able to find the answer: Southey.

SSCORP993 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Volume XXIII of The Eclectic Review question

The question after haning the paintings was: what is an engine of ecclisiastical power? answer: mischief page 66

doodydood wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

day21

-what little village did petrola pass through on his way from somewhere to somewhere else? (Paraphrased of course.)

-Pietola

bagofnuts_com wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

What little village did

What little village did Petrarch go to see in passing from Parma to Verona?
...
Pietola

cybermonkey114 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

day 21 question

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 tried everything I could think of at google books:
http://books.google.com/books?vid=LCCN07015350&id=kFO4XEVSxaoC&pg=PA690&...

none of the authors i found worked. I think this is because the passage doesn't directly refer to galileo or the inquisition. any ideas as to what terms might suit him?

mountainlawrel wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Yo Cybermonkey

Go to Google Book Search and type in "terms that might suit a Galileo imprisoned by the Inquisition." Your answer is on page 488 of Volume IV: Ruskin.

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

HELP PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

It is not less strange that Petrarch never showed this to Boccaccio. I just cant find this and I looked and looked and read.... ANYONE know this answer please.

nickpick516 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Answer for Day 21

all you had to do was go to google books and type in the bold faced words, anyways i got the answer

-Scipiade

Majestical wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 21

Ok... my question was some crazy question about a book and whose voice is meagre, dry, and shrill..... I went to the book search and typed in all sorts of things. I typed in the name of the book... the volume of the book and all that jazz. I typed in Meagre, dry, and shrill... and poof!!!! there it was. so if youre having a hard time, this a very easy solution.

ucenigma wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review

Another book question...I am usually very good with this, but this one is not turning up.

According to Vol. XXIII of The Eclectic Review, we must confine ourselves to the explication of what?

can anyone help.

bbdoll5 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 21 SPOILER

The answer is Southey. It gave me a headache looking for it. I'm just trying to help those who are stumped and frustrated.

cathars wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 21

Q: Petrarch sent three presents to the Bishop of Cavaillon. Whose pursuit produced the second present?
A: my dog

stacey wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

presents for the Bishop

Hi I was asked for the bishops first present do you know what it is or where I can find it in the books section of google?its driving me crazy....Stacey x

cybermonkey114 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

1st present

the first present was a fish called Torrentona

i found it at:
http://books.google.com/books?vid=0eYY9wpX0IASFWFtlN&id=xTHtteumBcgC&pg=...

linallee wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Eurostar rotation puzzle (Level 2, Market Place)

Can someone please help me with the rotation puzzle (Level 2, Market Place) on the Eurostar Quest?

Update: Puzzle solved. If you have trouble turning the wheels, here's how:

To turn the inner wheel:
1. press the rose pin in the center DOWN;
2. turn the OUTER wheel while KEEP PRESSING the left mouse button. (The inner wheel does NOT move by itself.)

To turn the outer wheel:
1. pull the rose pin UP;
2. turn the outer wheel while KEEP PRESSING the left mouse button.

mamy10uk wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

market place answer

outer wheel is royal
inner wheel is mile

ChrisZac wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 21

My question was 'In The Eclectic Review' what was justly considered to be an entirely poetical invention? Answer, courtesy of Google BookSearch - chivalry

dnllng wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago
gsquared wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Chess Puzzle Day 22

Used google, my chess skills, and knowledge to figure out this one.
My answers (with the gist of the questions added):
1. Nautonnier (the leading member of the Priory of Sion is called what?)
2. Francois Mitterand (which of these was not rumored to be a member of the Priory of Sion?)
3. Isis (What was the name of the Egyptian goddess of fertility?)

deepsands02 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Different #2 answer...

I had the same questions, but the answer that worked for me was Nicolas Poussin for #2 (who was NOT rumored to be a member of the priory of sion).

brendan wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

i got the same, Nicolas

i got the same, Nicolas Poussin

amadeus70123 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

eurostar quest

if anyone knows how to compete the second level map puzzels on the Eurostar Quest please email me the answers at mshaw70123@yahoo.com thanks
~MS~

Flora wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

HELP!

I need some serious help with some symbol challenges...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/Flavourful/Day13.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/Flavourful/Day19.jpg

If someone could provide some tips or hints, or perhaps even solve them for me, I'd be eternally grateful! :-(

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

puzzel

a,f,k,l,c,b
c,l,b,k,a,f
l,k,c,b,f,a
b,a,f,c,k,l
k,b,a,f,l,c
f,c,l,a,b,k

triangle blade=b oval on top of cross Ankle=a crown kind of Flarde-les =f + is cross =C Key is K 0 with l I believe is Lisas ..at least i called it that used L for it
so use the key above fill the symbols to the letters should work

sdpalladio wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 23

Another geography challenge, creating a map of the City of Lights (1st answer: Paris). Then you have to find all the cinquefoils hidden in the map, which form a triangle whose points intersect in La Pyramide. These were much easier to find than the blades in a prior challenge.

My trivia question was, What is this famous sequence called? 0, 1, 4, 9. Answer: Squares.

I was kind of surprised the answer was that simple, but it doesn't have a famous name. One of the quickest challenges yet. Thank heavens it wasn't tomorrow's challenge, probably would have been horribly difficult.

BrownReader wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

I agree, todays was pretty

I agree, todays was pretty easy, I'm not looking forward to tomorrow's, it's probably going to be brutal. Good luck to everyone.

mancrick wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

piece of cake today

id hardly say its going to be brutal tomoz on average it takes me about 5 mins per puzzle today was an exception

who knows what is going to happen tomoz hehehe

nightowl629 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

final puzzle

what time do you think they'll post the final puzzle?

quester wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

squares?

I don't get it, why is the answer 'squares'?

nevermind, i think i know why.
0^2=0
1^2=1
2^2=4
3^2=9

ohhhhhh. ;)

liam369 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 23

After assembling the puzzle of Paris and finding the 9 hidden items, which are never hard to find, the question regards a sequence of numbers. 0,1,4,9...

This is the sequence of squares. The answer to enter is squares.

warlord wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

answers and positions

the first answer is paris, then when you have found the first symbol, the first one is towards the top left, and there are a few in a straight line to the right, the rest are in a triangle throughout the map, thne the second answer is "squares" without the "s

allyopp wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

time puzzles are released

Hey guys well good luck for tomorrows puzzle hope we all get in.
Can someone tell me exactly what time the puzzle is released in Australia or even if they know NSW in Australia. I have been wondering for ages cause at one stage they werent on till after 10am local time here and now they are available at 7:30am local time so does anyone know when it exactly comes on. If so please post it here or send to my email which is shown below. Thanks guys and good luck with it.

Alicia - sexbomb_79@hotmail.com (msn addy)

mathwiz2020 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Time

Puzzles are released at 1:00 EDT in the United States (I don't know about Australia). FYI, that is 17:00 GMT since EDT is -04:00. Speaking of which, I won't get home tomorrow until 4:00 EDT, three hours after the puzzle is released. Do you think I will be able to be one of the first 10,000 people to finish the puzzle, thereby winning a codex? Or should I try to do it earlier (which I probably will not be able to do)?

corazon_d_melon wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

yay! one more day to go

yay! one more day to go

Tehuringa wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

EuroQuest Question

Does anyone know when the Level 3 Euro Quest puzzles will be up???

Thanks

acrebabe wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Euro Quest

19th May is what came up when I completed level 2

John Hartnett wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

thanks!

Dang! I hadn't considered the release time of the last puzzle in regards to making at least a good shot at a cryptex, which you have to have to proceed to the Final Puzzle Challenge. (I'll reserve comment about winning the grand prize to my idle daydreams.) Well, I see no help for it. I just reread the rules, and so I will be online at 1pm EDT, per the rules as to puzzle release time. It does seem as though the earlier you solve the final puzzle, the earlier you can submit the Puzzle Completion Form and the Contest Entry Form.

Read the rules all the way through; there's a lot of hoops to jump through. I did not check on this, but since you have to pick what country you are entering from, it would be logical that each country has its own release time, which may well be simultaneous with 1pm EDT.

The earlier the Forms are submitted, the better your chance of being a finalist, and possibly being the grand prize winner. Even with all the hoops to jump through, the odds of winning are then 1 in 10000, better than the lottery. Meaning, every one of us will be competing against 9,999 fanatics just as insane as ourselves. Yup, "us", 'cause I'll be among the Chosen. See you all there!

email: jhartnett@gmail.com

sd1108 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 24 EST Australia

Location Local time Time zone
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 1:00:00 PM UTC-4 hours EDT
Brisbane (Australia - Queensland) Friday, 12 May 2006 at 3:00:00 AM UTC+10 hours EST
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Thursday, 11 May 2006 at 17:00:00

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

HeppCatt wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Time line

Just an FYI, the Da Vinci Quest on Google is open only to U.S. residents.

Tehuringa wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Aussie contest........

The contest is the same in Australia....just different prizes

mindyshawn wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

FUN!!

I JUST WANTED TO SAY I HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN WORKING ON THIS CONTEST, SEEMS MORE LIKE A GROUP EFFORT, REMINDS ME OF THE GAME MYST! HOPE THEY HAVE GAMES LIKE THIS AGAIN!!

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago
tibbyoreo wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Euroquest-Teabing

I'm on level 2 of the Euroquest game and I'm trying to find the letters in the pictures for Teabing. I have all of them except for the G and I've been looking forever for it. Does anyone know where it is?

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Yes

Look in the picture with the tree and it is on the botton right area

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Yes

Look in the picture with the tree and it is on the botton right area of the branches looks like a 5 turned sideways in the branches

tibbyoreo wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Found it!

Thanks so much! You guys are great! I'm really going to miss all of these Da Vinci games when they're gone.

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Have you tried this one it is hard 6 gates

http://www.danbrown.com/secrets/index.html

I have all the question and answer to that you go to different screen and places all over the web......even call a number and email too to get answers and passwords back

loquita1983 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

teabing

can any one help me with the eurostar one have found most of the letters that spell out teabing apart from the E.can someone help me find it?or tell me as i have been on this puzzle for 2 days.thanks

conanismyidol wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

last puzzle

is anyone able to access it? it won't let me in... probably too many people on it @ once or something.

timber44 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

last puzzle

Q1/ Two
Q2/ So dark the con of man
Q3/ ?????

mindyshawn wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Last

Madonna of the Rocks
I did it!
Best wishes to all of you others!!!

creativeneedles wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Great job all! I must say, I

Great job all! I must say, I was expecting it to be much harder than it was. Good luck!

Ditdah wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

That was MUCH easier than I

That was MUCH easier than I expected. How do we know if we are getting the cryptex? Do we just assume we are? Or we'll be notified?

LostInOutback wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Re: That was MUCH easier...

Yeah, I was surprised too. I'm not sure about the notification. I assume we'll get an e-mail about it?

funstuff wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

OK, So what message did you

OK, So what message did you get to have successfully completed the quest and made it to the semi finals? My husband and I were both doing it and I had mine filled out and submitted before him but I got a "Sorry the DaVinci Quest has ended".. he however got some kind of message that said You have Successfully Registered and told him to add the email that correspondence would come from to his email bookmarks. Does anyone know if his was the message that meant you were actually on to the semi's?

Ditdah wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

I got a "you finished - type

I got a "you finished - type in your Google username, and time is of the essence" then a regestration page.

LostInOutback wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Re: OK, So what message did you

I got the same message he did. When I look at my Google homepage, though, it doesn't say whether or not I've won anything. Did anyone get a message that they had been one of the 10,000 first round winners?

akc2114 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

bastards!

so i *tried* to load the puzzle at 1:00 precisely, and the loading page was just stuck, and didnt do anything. so i ran around frantically trying to find another computer. managed to get on it and finished the puzzle at 1:08...got a registration page, but when i submitted it, the screen said, sorry but the quest has ended. JEEZ!

Dwhisperer wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

I got the Question

BUT CANNOT Get Goolge to submit my request and that was like 20 mintues ago

gsquared wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Day 24

The final day's puzzle!!!
The task was to watch a video about Sophie and answer the following questions:
1) The number of books in the video in the scene in which she is reading with her uncle.
Answer: 2
2) Specific words to which a part of the video refers.
Answer: So dark the con of man
3) The name of the painting that the anagram "so dark the con of man" refers to. Answer: Madonna of the Rocks

This has been lots of fun. Thanks to those of you who helped me out. Hope I have been of help to some of you, too.

miffy wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK!!

So i got the questions and registered in just about 9 minutes. then it gave me the blah blah blah add our email so it doesnt send to spam. but then when i went back to my google homepage, it said 'if u havent already, register'. did everyone else get that?

<3 miffy

-edit-
just read the the 15th. i'll go bonkers before then!

funstuff wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Yes, the two of us here

Yes, the two of us here still get the same register if you haven't yet. However, I had everything finished and submitted in less than five minutes and it told me "We are sorry but the quest is over"....

Lakshmi wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

RE: EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK!!

Yes I too did get that register link in my personalized home page. For those who got "Sorry the DaVinci Quest has ended" if you have added the content to your personalized home page, you could register from there. But, can't be sure that you'll in first 10,000 entries now..

Thanks for all the help everybody..

Good Luck !!

Ditdah wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Finalist Notification

From the official rules:

Notification: Phase 1: Finalists will be notified by email on or about May 15, 2006 and at time of receipt of their Finalist Prize which will be shipped by postal mail to be received by May 18, 2006.

ARRRGHH! We have to wait 5 days to find out?

funstuff wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

What message did you get

What message did you get after you had registered though? By my husband and I getting two very different messages it leads me to believe that one of those was an instant notification that you had made it through.

Ditdah wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

message

After the registration page? It said to make sure I added their email address.

sdpalladio wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

That's what I got too, but

That's what I got too, but the rules say we were supposed to be immediately forwarded to a contest entry form after the first puzzle completion form. I have to wonder if they ended up changing their mind on that because it was too complicated or what. Not everything in the challenge has worked as smoothly as it should have. Very confusing.

trilogy wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Contest Entry

Thanks so much for your help on this puzzle. It was great fun!

I got the registration page, but I'm really confused about whether I completed it in time. Here's the part of the rules that confuses me: "If a participant correctly answers all 24 Daily Puzzles at any time before the Phase 1 Deadline, he/she will be immediately directed to the Daily Puzzle completion form ("Puzzle Completion Form"). The Puzzle Completion Form asks the participant to submit the Google ID the participant used to access the Daily Puzzles. ONCE PARTICIPANT FILLS IN HIS/HER GOOGLE ID AND CLICKS "SUBMIT" ON THE PUZZLE COMPLETION FORM, HIS/HER SUBMISSION WILL BE TIME-STAMPED AND WILL BE DEEMED PARTICIPANT'S OFFICIAL PUZZLE COMPLETION TIME ("PUZZLE COMPLETION TIME"). AFTER A PARTICIPANT HAS SUBMITTED HIS/HER PUZZLE COMPLETION FORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE PARTICIPANT WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DIRECTED TO A SEPARATE CONTEST ENTRY FORM ("CONTEST ENTRY FORM") WHICH THE PARTICIPANT MUST COMPLETE CORRECTLY AND IN FULL BY THE PHASE 1 DEADLINE IN ORDER TO BE DEEMED A POTENTIAL FINALIST."

I only filled out one form and it wasn't identified as a "Puzzle Completion Form" or a "Contest Entry Form." If the "Register Now" form that I filled out is the "Puzzle Completion Form," then I wasn't redirected to the "Contest Entry Form." So maybe I'm out of luck?

sdpalladio wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Ohhh, I see. We're all

Ohhh, I see. We're all forgetting the tiny "form" we filled out immediately after the puzzle. Here's what happened:

1. Puzzle done
2. Page comes up, enter your google ID, which we do. That is the puzzle completion form.
3. Registration page comes up. That is the Contest Entry Form.

Looks like we hit both of those, folks. Whew!

conanismyidol wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

finally

it finally loaded for me, i finished it, and it let me register... and it's almost 1:30... so why would it let me register, but not some of you others? i don't understand...

xoai wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Finished!

I'm from Vietnam. The quests release at 12h pm. And now it's 12h27. I already finished the final quest. It was not difficult as I thought. The first and second questions are easy so you guys can answer easily but the last question. It took me about 10 minutes to find out the answer. Come on. I'm not sure can I be one of the frist 10 000 ppl who solved all the quest. Waiting for an email from Sony pitures. Uhm. after I fnished, a register form appeared but all the field are for whom is in US :| I don't know how to do with this form...... :|

funstuff wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

I think it's only for

I think it's only for residents of the US

miffy wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

only open to us residents

only open to us residents

<3 miffy

timber44 wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

MORE CHANCE OF WINNING, COS THE UK IS SMALLER?

I entered the UK one:

Open to residents of the UK, ROI, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, aged 18 and over, but not to employees and their immediate families of Sony Pictures Releasing, its agent or anyone else connected professionally with the promotion

xoai wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

So I can leave it blank and

So I can leave it blank and wait for the notification email without any worry about it?

xoai wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

submit a Puzzle Completion

submit a Puzzle Completion Form (and who thereafter submit a Contest Entry Form) in accordance with these Rules before 1:00 p.m. EDT on May 11, 2006 will be deemed "Finalists." Only Finalists are eligible to advance to the Final Phase.

It seems the register form only appears for whom was late. So I was late ??? :(( aaaaaaa

HeppCatt wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

Who knows?

The official rules sure seem to state that you should be directed to a puzzle completion form, regardless of your finish time. Those with the quickest times would move ahead. They couldn't cut it off, because they would have no way of knowing if the first 10000 were legally qualified. I think Google screwed this up and has screwed up the puzzle players. Now you (we) have no time stamp record of our completion as we would with the correct form. I finished that thing in less than 2 minutes and was sent to the registartion form, I've sent a complaint to Google and suggest others do as well.

miffy wrote 10 years 50 weeks ago

i think i'll go cry now

i think i'll go cry now
<3 miffy

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