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Windows 7: Dwarf's Quiz

25 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 
Dwarf's Quiz

I thought I'd bring you all a little quiz to exercise those grey cells.
  1. What is the connection between these seemingly unrelated words ? hijack, defence, first, unopened, stupid
  2. Can you explain how 4 - 1 = 5 ?
  3. How many gifts are delivered by My True Love in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas ?
  4. Can you prove that you have 11 fingers (for this question, thumbs also count as fingers) ?
  5. Can you decipher the following:
    • 2 Y U R 2 Y U B I C U R 2 Y 4 ME
    • 23 P of C in the H B
    • 32 is the T in D F at which W F
    • 29 D in F in a L Y
    • 13 S on the U S F
  6. A movie actor/director died on this day (25th December). He was famous for having a cane and a bowler hat. Who was he, and in which year did he die ?
  7. Again on this day (25th December), what object was stolen from Westminster Abbey and in which year ?
  8. In which year was the popular Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol written and first published ?
  9. An easy one this: Who is the main character in the above novel ?
  10. Can you pair up the following carols with their correct tunes (title of carol; tune):
    • O come, all ye faithful; Mendelssohn
    • In the bleak mid-winter; Irby
    • Angels, from the realms of glory; Adeste Fideles
    • Hark! the herald angels sing; Cranham
    • Once in royal David's city; Iris
I shall post the answers to this quiz in this thread on or just after New Year's Day 2011.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I thought I'd bring you all a little quiz to exercise those grey cells.
  1. What is the connection between these seemingly unrelated words ? hijack, defence, first, unopened, stupid

    All contain 3 letters in a row in alphabetical order
  2. Can you explain how 4 - 1 = 5 ?
  3. How many gifts are delivered to My True Love in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas ?
  4. Can you prove that you have 11 fingers (for this question, thumbs also count as fingers) ?
  5. Can you decipher the following:
    • 2 Y U R 2 Y U B I C U R 2 Y 4 ME
    • 23 P of C in the H B
    • 32 is the T in D F at which W F

      32 is the Temperature in Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes
    • 29 D in F in a L Y

      29 Days in February in a Leap Year
    • 13 S on the U S F

      13 Stars on the United States Flag
  6. A movie actor/director died on this day (25th December). He was famous for having a cane and a bowler hat. Who was he, and in which year did he die ?

    Charlie Chaplin died in 1977
  7. Again on this day (25th December), what object was stolen from Westminster Abbey and in which year ?
I shall post the answers to this quiz in this thread on or just after New Year's Day 2011.
A Guy
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25 Dec 2010   #3

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I thought I'd bring you all a little quiz to exercise those grey cells.
  1. What is the connection between these seemingly unrelated words ? hijack, defence, first, unopened, stupid

    All contain 3 letters in a row in alphabetical order
  2. Can you explain how 4 - 1 = 5 ?
  3. How many gifts are delivered to My True Love in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas ? 0
  4. Can you prove that you have 11 fingers (for this question, thumbs also count as fingers) ? As you count you say, 1,2,3, 4, 5 and 6 makes 11.
  5. Can you decipher the following:
    • 2 Y U R 2 Y U B I C U R 2 Y 4 ME
    • Too young you are too young you be I see you are too young for me
    • 23 P of C in the H B
    • 23 pairs of chromosomes in the human body
    • 32 is the T in D F at which W F

      32 is the Temperature Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes
    • 29 D in F in a L Y

      29 Days in February in a Leap Year
    • 13 S on the U S F

      13 Stripes on the United States Flag
  6. A movie actor/director died on this day (25th December). He was famous for having a cane and a bowler hat. Who was he, and in which year did he die ?

    Charlie Chaplin died in 1977
  7. Again on this day (25th December), what object was stolen from Westminster Abbey and in which year ? A stone in 1950 I think
I shall post the answers to this quiz in this thread on or just after New Year's Day 2011.
AGuy's replies are in red

Mine are in red and BOLD
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25 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I thought I'd bring you all a little quiz to exercise those grey cells.
  1. What is the connection between these seemingly unrelated words ? hijack, defence, first, unopened, stupid - They're all words.
  2. Can you explain how 4 - 1 = 5 ? - Yeah, you do some arithmetic on them.
  3. How many gifts are delivered to My True Love in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas ? - Anywhere between 0 and 100.
  4. Can you prove that you have 11 fingers (for this question, thumbs also count as fingers) ? - No, but I can prove I'm me.
  5. Can you decipher the following:
    • 2 Y U R 2 Y U B I C U R 2 Y 4 ME
    • 23 P of C in the H B
    • 32 is the T in D F at which W F
    • 29 D in F in a L Y
    • 13 S on the U S F - All of them together equals - A mouse has four paws.
  6. A movie actor/director died on this day (25th December). He was famous for having a cane and a bowler hat. Who was he, and in which year did he die ? - He was an actor, and he died on the year he died on.
  7. Again on this day (25th December), what object was stolen from Westminster Abbey and in which year ? - The object that was stolen, on the year it was stolen on.
I shall post the answers to this quiz in this thread on or just after New Year's Day 2011.
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

13 stripes not stars
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
13 stripes not stars
Just goes to show, one should always pay attention when doing a test

A Guy
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27 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

And when setting the questions. See Q #3 where I originally put ...to my True Love... instead of ...by my True Love...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2010   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thought that was a trick question....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Plus you added in more questions, which wasn't part of the original contract or rather specified in the quiz answering agreement.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

No, that was most definitely a mis-type on my part.
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