In Case You Missed It: the Christmas Quiz

Originally posted on 17 December 2016

For our December social, Andy wrote us a quiz. If you weren’t there, here is the quiz. I’ll post again with the answers in a few days.

For round one, identify the sci-fi/fantasy TV series or movie from its first line:

  1. “The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.”
  2. “What do you expect? They’re savages. One lot steals a goat from another lot, before you know it they’re ripping each other to pieces.”
  3. “Are you alive?”
  4. “Resistance is futile. You will disarm your weapons, and escort us to Sector 001. If you attempt to intervene, we will destroy you”
  5. “Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness”

For round two, solve these anagrams of sci-fi/fantasy characters:

  1. Sulky Wreak Elk
  2. Linear Secret Sin
  3. Red Crack Kid
  4. Devil Tears
  5. Jail Cup Dancer
  6. Arson Anchor

Round three is some more traditional science questions:

  1. What physicist discovered that a wave’s frequency changes when the source and the observer are in motion relative to one another?
  2. Which planet in the solar system has the most moons?
  3. Name one hormone that the pancreas produces.
  4. What is the chemical symbol for silver?
  5. How long does it take for light to travel from the Sun’s surface to the Earth?
  6. Roughly, how many miles of blood vessels are in the average human body?

For round four, name the authors of these books:

  1. Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
  2. Paranormality: Why We See What Isn’t There
  3. Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
  4. Flim – Flam!
  5. God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
  6. Beyond the Body: An Investigation of Out-of-the-Body Experiences

And lastly, repair the following nonsense quotes by replacing the phrase “Christmas pudding” with the original word(s):

  1. “Every carbon atom in every living thing on the planet was produced in the heart of a Christmas pudding.” – Brian Cox
  2. “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through Christmas pudding.” – Carl Sagan
  3. “An American monkey, after getting drunk on Christmas Pudding, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.” – Charles Darwin
  4. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but Christmas pudding.” – Albert Einstein
  5. “We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Christmas pudding” – Richard Dawkins