In Case You Missed It: the Christmas Quiz
For round one, identify the sci-fi/fantasy TV series or movie from its first line:
- "The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air."
- “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.”
- “Are you alive?”
- “Resistance is futile. You will disarm your weapons, and escort us to Sector 001. If you attempt to intervene, we will destroy you”
- “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:
- Sulky Wreak Elk
- Linear Secret Sin
- Red Crack Kid
- Devil Tears
- Jail Cup Dancer
- Arson Anchor
Round three is some more traditional science questions:
- What physicist discovered that a wave's frequency changes when the source and the observer are in motion relative to one another?
- Which planet in the solar system has the most moons?
- Name one hormone that the pancreas produces.
- What is the chemical symbol for silver?
- How long does it take for light to travel from the Sun's surface to the Earth?
- Roughly, how many miles of blood vessels are in the average human body?
For round four, name the authors of these books:
- Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine
- Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There
- Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
- Flim – Flam!
- God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
- 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):
- "Every carbon atom in every living thing on the planet was produced in the heart of a Christmas pudding." – Brian Cox
- "For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through Christmas pudding." – Carl Sagan
- "An American monkey, after getting drunk on Christmas Pudding, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men." – Charles Darwin
- "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but Christmas pudding." – Albert Einstein
- "We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Christmas pudding" – Richard Dawkins