Chrsitmas Quiz: the Answers

Originally posted on 21 December 2016

Here are the answers to this year’s Christmas quiz.

Round 1

  1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Thrones
  3. Battlestar Galactica (2003)
  4. Star Trek: Deep Space 9
  5. Star Wars (Episode 4: A New Hope)

Round 2

  1. Luke Skywalker
  2. Cercei Lannister
  3. Rick Deckard
  4. Dave Lister
  5. Jean-Luc Picard
  6. Sarah Connor

Round 3

  1. Christian Doppler
  2. Jupiter
  3. Insulin or glucagon
  4. Ag
  5. 8 minutes
  6. 60,000

Round 4

  1. Simon Singh
  2. Richard Wiseman
  3. David Aaronovitch
  4. James Randi
  5. Penn Jillette
  6. Susan Blackmore

Round 5

  1. “Every carbon atom in every living thing on the planet was produced in the heart of a dying star.” – Brian Cox
  2. “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan
  3. “An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, 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 imagination.” – Albert Einstein
  5. “We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster” – Richard Dawkins