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## #1 2007-10-30 03:40:35

Jai Ganesh
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### General Quiz

This section would contain any question under the sun, sometimes mathematics too!

1. What are Deimos and Phobos?

2. Who was the first man to walk in space?

3. What is a parsec?

4. Who gave the '=' symbol in mathematics?

5. With which sport is the term 'Gully' associated?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #2 2007-10-30 07:06:39

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4/ Dunno

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## #3 2007-10-30 07:54:44

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## #4 2007-10-31 03:15:51

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### Re: General Quiz

Very well done, Maelwys and Jane Fairfax, all your answers are correct! Keep it up!

For 2, the answer is Alexei Leonov! And for 3, the answer is Parsec is 3.26 Light years, a unit of distance, where a light year is the distance travelled by light in a year!

6. Approximately how many kilometers is the Equator?

7. Who was the first to discover complex numbers in mathematics?

8. Who gave Pacific Ocean its name?

9. Normally, which countries are referred to as the Scandinivian Countries?

10. Why don't UK, US, Australia have Presidents? They have only Prime Ministers.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #5 2007-10-31 03:27:41

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### Re: General Quiz

ganesh wrote:

10. Why don't UK, US, Australia have Presidents? They have only Prime Ministers.

Are  you  sure?!

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## #6 2007-10-31 05:05:57

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### Re: General Quiz

oops... I correct myself.... I write quizzes from memory...sometimes in a hurry i make typing mistakes

10. Corrected... Why don't UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have presidents?

Thanks for correcting me, JaneFairfax

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #7 2007-10-31 06:35:54

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### Re: General Quiz

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #8 2007-10-31 16:50:32

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### Re: General Quiz

Excellent Zach! I guess all except #7 are correct!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #9 2007-11-01 02:09:17

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Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #10 2007-11-01 13:44:11

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### Re: General Quiz

You are correct, Zach! Well done!

11.After whom is the Cartesian plane named?

12. What are Decibels used to measure?

13. Which metal gets its chemical symbol W from its Latin name Wolfram?

14. What is thanatophobia?

15. What does an entomologist do?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #11 2007-11-01 16:07:50

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## #12 2007-11-02 03:17:38

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### Re: General Quiz

Excellent, Identity!
#11, #12, #13 correct!
#15 study trees....well, not trees

16. Who gave the symbol i to imaginary numbers?

17. Give the first names of Descartes, Fermat, Euler and Abel.

18. Which famous English writer is known as the 'Bard of Avon'?

19. What is the true name of Mark Twains?

20. Who directed the film 'Titanic'?

21. if 10 years is a decade, 100 years is a century, what is 1000 years?

22. 12 numbers of somthing is a dozen. Qhat is 12 dozens known as?

23. Who is the engineer credited with the construction of the Suez Canal?

24. In weighment, what is Gross Weight minus Net Weight?

25. What are Laurasia and Gondwana Land?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #13 2007-11-03 07:20:32

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### Re: General Quiz

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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## #14 2007-11-03 12:05:17

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### Re: General Quiz

Last edited by siva.eas (2007-11-03 12:12:49)

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## #15 2007-11-03 15:23:18

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## #16 2007-11-03 20:49:25

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### Re: General Quiz

Excellent Zach, siva.eas and pi man!!! Superb work Indeed!
Zach, your answer to #22 is correct, but you wrongly hid it as #12.
siva.eas,
All your answers are correct.
Pi man,
All correct!!!
Good work, Keep it up!!!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #17 2007-11-03 20:52:23

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26. After whom is America named?

27. Who was the first president of the United States?

28. And who was the second?

29. On the banks of which river is Paris situated?

30. What is the former soccer superstar and legend Pele's true name?

31. What is a syphgmomanometer?

32. What are the four types of teeth in your mouth?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #18 2007-11-03 21:41:43

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Last edited by JohnnyReinB (2007-11-03 21:50:48)

"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted"

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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## #19 2007-11-04 00:42:43

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### Re: General Quiz

Wonderful, almost all the answers are correct!
Almost because you haven't given the full name of Soccer wizard Pele correctly!
All the other answers are correct! And there are no tricky questions in this section, only all direct ones.
Outstanding work, Johnny ReinB

33. What was the FIFA Cup formerly known as?

34. In tennis, what is achieving a Grand Slam?

35. Steffi Graf knocked out her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in the finals of the French Open at the Roland Garros in 1988 and won the title.  Who was the unlucky runner-up?
(Unlucky because losing 6-0, 6-0 is by no yardstick a worthy performance at any level in tennis! Certainly not in a Grand Slam tournament)

36. Name three flightless birds.

37. Which country is called the sugar bowl of the world?

38. Which country produces the most meat?

39. Roughly, how many kiloeters is a nautical mile?

40. Who is a taxidermist?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #20 2007-11-04 23:12:35

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### Re: General Quiz

Sorry, not thinking right now, my cousin is whining that its his turn in the computer...

"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted"

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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## #21 2007-11-05 01:30:48

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## #22 2007-11-05 02:44:54

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### Re: General Quiz

JohnnyReinB,
Fantastic!!! Both Correct!!!

Identity,
You are correct too! Just add winning all of them in a calendar year!!!
Very good work!!!

#41. Which two rivers were in ancient Mesopatomia (Now Iraq!)?

#42. Where in the world is the highest waterfall? Name the waterfall.

#43. Which is the largest salt water lake?

#44. Who was Charles Babbage?

#45. What does INRI stand for? (You find the letters often below a Holy Cross!. If you are unable to give the expansion in the original language, an English translation is acceptable as an answer).

There are many more Unaswered  #:- like 33,35,37,38,39.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #23 2007-11-05 08:40:11

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### Re: General Quiz

Last edited by siva.eas (2007-11-05 08:40:28)

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## #24 2007-11-05 16:53:36

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### Re: General Quiz

Excellent siva.eas!
# 42 is correct!
#43, No, you aren't correct.
#44. Charles Babbage is credited with the invention of the modern computer. I didn't know he was also called the father of programming!.....

#46. What is the 49th parallel?

#47. What does ZIP in ZIP code stand for?

#48. What does DC in Washington DC, the capital of US, stand for?

49. How many stars are there in the Stars and Stripes?

50. There's a subtle difference between the national flags of Australia and New Zealand. What's the difference?

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #25 2007-11-05 21:58:51

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### Re: General Quiz

Sorry. Same problem as before...

"There is not a difference between an in-law and an outlaw, except maybe that an outlaw is wanted"

Nisi Quam Primum, Nequequam

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