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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Happy 2022 to you all! Anyone who frequents the Randomness thread knows I love trivia, due to last year's daily postings. This year I thought we'd change it up, and instead of telling you directly, let's play a game and test your knowledge. Thus, a quiz throughout the year!


Basically, if you've done pub/bar quiz before or ever watched Jeopardy, this works similarly. Here's the rules/how it works:


  1. Each day I'll post a question (time will vary, as my schedule is going to be varying daily for the next several months).
  2. Do NOT, repeat, do NOT post your answer! Write it down at home, make a spreadsheet or document, write it on a napkin, say it out loud, whatever, but don't post the answer so that others can have a chance to view the question.
  3. No Googling or looking up the answers. You either know it when you read the question or you don't. (Honor system here, this is all for fun.)
  4. At the end of a round of questions, I'll post the answers in a spoiler (most likely after a week's worth of questions).
  5. If you got the correct answer to a question, you get a point. Yes, more than one person can get a point for the question (thus why you do NOT post your answers!).
  6. There might be bonus points to questions.
  7. At the end of the year, we'll see who has the most points. Simple as that.
  8. Rules will be updated as needed to clarify anything.


I've got several editions of Trivial Pursuit to pull questions from (hard and easy versions), they could come from Jeopardy, other trivia shows, news headlines, etc. I'll do my best to keep a fair array of questions so that everyone, regardless of where you live and your age, can play along. Any category/question that needs explaining will have an example provided before the question.


I'll do my best to make sure the answers are accurate at the time of writing, but I'm only human, so if you suspect an answer is incorrect, politely post in here and we'll investigate, and throw the question out if need be. If you have a question as to whether your answer is valid after a round of questions, feel free to post too.


Will there be a prize? The mantle of Winner of the Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022! Oh, you mean a physical prize? No, there isn't (and I'd have to check forum rules on that). Remember, we're working on the honor system for not looking up answers and making sure you grade your own points fairly, so please stick to the spirit of the game.


Hope this will be a fun activity for anyone participating (and anyone can!). The quiz commences soon!




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Question 2:


This type of question is called Say What You See. It's a collage of images that make words. Images can be combined to make words or might just be what they are (read images from left to right).


Category: Current Events


Tell me the recent headline the pictures represent.





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Question 4:


Category: Geography


Of Māori origin, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the longest place name in the world (often referred to simply as Taumata). Where is it located?

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Question 6:


Category: Music


*This clue is given as if being reported by an on-scene news journalist, reworking lyrics of the song.*


"I'm here on scene where a woman is repeatedly making inquiries as to how one can determine whether a man's feelings towards her are genuine. It is possible the young woman has emophilia, as she claims to fall in love whenever they meet. She appears to be quite pious, though possibly obsessive compulsive, as she offers religious devotions upon "every heartbeat." Another concern of hers is experiencing social anxiety, as she reports shyness every time she tries to make a phone call, to an extent where she can't even say a word. Yet, in spite of her worrying, the young woman is convinced that the love she feels is strong, though is baffled as to why it seemingly decreases her own fortitude. Back to you."


The question is, what song, released in 1985 and eventual number-one US hit, is that blurb describing?

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Question 7:


Category: Literature


The observations of Giovanni Schiaparelli and Percival Lowell regarding "canals" on the surface of Mars inspired which early 20th century author to write a series of books about the fictional character John Carter?


Bonus point if you can provide the name Martians use for their planet in the series.

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Time for some answers, to see how you are doing (in spoiler form for anyone reading later):


Question 1 answer:


79 confirmed moons of Jupiter, according to NASA.


Your wikipedia entry will say 80. Last year an amateur astronomer, Kai Ly, used a survey data set from 2003 to locate a new moon that is being confirmed. S/2003 J24, however, is currently listed as being discovered by the leader of the team that collected that data set, not Ly. And it is not listed on NASA's site.


Question 2 answer:


Say What You See decodes to the headline "Armed Intruder on Windsor Castle Grounds."


Christmas Day of 2021 saw the arrest of an armed man trespassing on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth and other royal family members were in attendance.


Pictures are an arm, Ed Harris, the letter N, Tru, deer (Bambi is one, duh), electrical switch that is in the "on" position, Windsor Castle, and coffee grounds.


Question 3 answer:


Title of the book is Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne. 20,000 leagues doesn't refer to the depth, rather the physical distance that is traveled through the seas and oceans in the book, which is practically twice the circumference of the Earth.


Question 4 answer:


Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is located in New Zealand.


Question 5 answer:


That fleshy projection at the back of your mouth, which I usually call the hanging ball thing, is the palatine uvula, or just the uvula. Either one is a correct answer.


Question 6 answer:


Which 1985 song could that be a news report for? "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston. Take a look at the chorus lyrics:


How will I know if he really loves me?
I say a prayer with every heartbeat
I fall in love whenever we meet
I'm asking you what you know about these things
How will I know if he's thinking of me?
I try to phone but I'm too shy (can't speak)
Falling in love is so bittersweet
This love is strong, why do I feel weak?


Question 7 answer:


That author would be Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars was published as a full novel in 1917 after being published as a serial in The All-Story magazine in 1912.


And the bonus point: Mars is referred to as "Barsoom" by the fictional indigenous population of the planet.



A point for each correct answer, and an additional point for the bonus question. Currently a maximum of 8 points possible. Hopefully you are all doing well, and if not, no shame because you've gained some knowledge. Win/win scenario.

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