Numbers Quiz #1

This is a 1-30 numbers quiz.

The answers are the numbers 1 to 30 (although not in the correct order, obviously)

Each number appears in only one answer.

 

  1. Holes in a standard round of golf?
  2. The MS Windows computer operating system version that succeeded Vista?
  3. Greek 'monos'?
  4. Total dots on a die?
  5. Square root of 576?
  6. Total of the sides on a pentagon and a heptagon?
  7. Days of the average human menstrual cycle?
  8. Lines traditionally in a sonnet?
  9. Whole miles in a marathon running event?
  10. The number followed by .14159, fully known as pi, used to calculate the circumference and area of a circle?
  11. The first Apollo moon landing?
  12. "The Lord is My Shepherd..." psalm number?
  13. Planets in our solar system?
  14. American Presidents assassinated in office?
  15. Old Chinese method of counting on one hand, up to this number, using the thumb to touch the tip and three joints of each finger?
  16. 'The curse of Scotland' diamonds playing card?
  17. The age that Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Kobain all died?
  18. A bronze desk (anagram)?
  19. A Nebuchadnezzar wine/champagne bottle equates to how many normal bottles?
  20. The average age of a US combat soldier in the Vietnam war (also a 1985 Paul Hardcastle No1 hit song)?
  21. Traditionally (UK/US) the years of a pearl wedding anniversay?
  22. Legs of the largest group of species on earth?
  23. Considered unlucky in Italy, probably because its Roman numerals are an anagram of a Latin word which can mean loosely 'I have lived', implying 'I am dead' ?
  24. Red balls on a snooker table at the start of a frame (traditional full game version)?
  25. Yards in a chain?
  26. The dog Timmy made how many in Enid Blyton's 'Famous...' series of children's adventure books?
  27. The Boeing Superfortress B-'what'-type of American aircraft that dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945?
  28. Basic parts of the Chinese Taijitu symbol (related to Taoism philosphy and popular interpretations of yin and yang)?
  29. British orbital motorway featuring the Dartford Crossing is the M-what?
  30. Diez, Tio, Zehn, and Zece (in Spanish, Swedish, German and Romanian)?

 

I am grateful to H Hughes for the inspiration and provision of this excellent quiz format and for most of the content.

Numbers Quiz #1 Answers

Question 23 and the additional information given after the answer were clarified regarding the Latin translation of Vixi - thanks B Williams - 23 Sep 2010. I welcome further clarification on this point, and particularly whether Cicero is associated with this interpretation.

 

This is a 1-30 numbers quiz.

The answers are the numbers 1 to 30 (although not in the correct order, obviously)

Each number appears in only one answer.

 

  1. Holes in a standard round of golf? 18
  2. The MS Windows computer operating system version that succeeded Vista? 7(Windows 7)
  3. Greek 'monos'? 1 (from which we have the word/prefix mono, meaning one)
  4. Total dots on a die? 21 (die is the singular of dice)
  5. Square root of 576? 24
  6. Total of the sides on a pentagon and a heptagon? 12 (pentagon 5, heptagon 7, also called a septagon)
  7. Days of the average human menstrual cycle? 28
  8. Lines traditionally in a sonnet? 14
  9. Whole miles in a marathon running event? 26 (26 miles and 385 yards)
  10. The number followed by .14159, fully known as pi, used to calculate the circumference and area of a circle? 3 (3.14159, rounded to five decimal places - pi is an abbreviation of the Greek word for perimeter, which begins with the Greek letter p, equating to p)
  11. The first Apollo moon landing? 11 (Apollo 11)
  12. "The Lord is My Shepherd..." psalm number? 23
  13. Planets in our solar system? 8 (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
  14. American Presidents assassinated in office? 4 (Abraham Lincoln (killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865); James Garfield (by Charles J Guiteau, 1881); William McKinley (by Leon Czolgosz, 1901); and John F Kennedy (by Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963)
  15. Old Chinese method of counting on one hand, up to this number, using the thumb to touch the tip and three joints of each finger? 16 (two hands enables counting to 32, for which western methods would require removal of shoes and socks..)
  16. 'The curse of Scotland' diamonds playing card? 9 (9 of diamonds is linked with various Scottish stories of kings and battles, etc)
  17. The age that Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Kobain all died? 27
  18. A bronze desk (anagram)? 13 (bakers dozen)
  19. A Nebuchadnezzar wine/champagne bottle equates to how many normal bottles? 20
  20. The average age of a US combat soldier in the Vietnam war (also a 1985 Paul Hardcastle No1 hit song)? 19
  21. Traditionally (UK/US) the years of a pearl wedding anniversay? 30
  22. Legs of the largest group of species on earth? 6 (insects)
  23. Considered unlucky in Italy, probably because its Roman numerals are an anagram of a Latin word which can mean loosely 'I have lived', implying 'I am dead' ? 17 (Roman numerals XVII are an anagram of Vixi, which while the strict Latin translation is 'to live', it can be interpreted to mean 'I have lived', and therefore implies a meaning of 'I am dead' - some Italian hotels have no floor 17 and room number 17, and Italian airlines do not always have plane seats numbered 17)
  24. Red balls on a snooker table at the start of a frame (traditional full game version)? 15
  25. Yards in a chain? 22
  26. The dog Timmy made how many in Enid Blyton's 'Famous...' series of children's adventure books? 5 (Timmy plus Julian, Dick, Anne and Georgina, or 'George')
  27. The Boeing Superfortress B-'what'-type of American aircraft that dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945? 29 (B-29)
  28. Basic parts of the Chinese Taijitu symbol (related to Taoism philosphy and popular interpretations of yin and yang)? 2
  29. British orbital motorway featuring the Dartford Crossing is the M-what? 25 (M25)
  30. Diez, Tio, Zehn, and Zece (in Spanish, Swedish, German and Romanian)? 10


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