Quiz at Nine


1. What does PDF stand for?

a. Page Draft Form
b. Personal Desk File
c. Portable Document Format
d. Printed Data File

2. The word ‘physics’ derives from the Greek phusis, which means:

a. Nature
b. Matter
c. Force
d. Earth

3. In scientific terms, what is a “blue moon”?

a. The moon as it appears on a very cold and cloudy night
b. A moon occurring out of the regular elliptical trajectory
c. The second full moon that occurs in the same month
d. A full moon covered in blue moon dust

4. The Great Red Spot, which has been seen since the 1600s, is thought to be what?

a. An unidentified asteroid near Jupiter
b. The largest sun spot which only flares ever 18 years
c. A really big storm
d. A physical abnormality on Jupiter’s surface

5. What element is represented by the symbol Fe?

a. Fermium
b. Lead
c. Fluorine
d. Iron


portable document format, nature, the second full moon that occurs in the same month, a really big storm, iron

6 comments for “Quiz at Nine

  1. November 14, 2009 at 21:56

    1. PDF is c: portable document format

    2. Physics is a: nature

    3. Blue moon is c: additional full moon

    4. Great red spot is c: really big storm

    5. Periodic table element symbol Fe is d: iron

    On 2 and 3, I guessed (it seems correctly) and checked Wikipedia before posting this. 3 still has a bit of a question mark, on extra in one month or extra within the year. It helped thinking of “once in a blue moon” (ie infrequent in time).

    Best regards

  2. Pavlov's Cat
    November 14, 2009 at 21:59

    5/5 Too easy tonight James

  3. November 14, 2009 at 22:05

    The first and the last and now I can’t get the elements song out of my head again…

  4. November 14, 2009 at 22:30

    Nigel, PC – I’ll make it a bit harder tomorrow.

    Cherie – yes, I know. Ha ha.

  5. November 14, 2009 at 22:33

    Easy peasy James

  6. November 15, 2009 at 17:59

    Well, I always did wonder what PDF stood for.

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