## Numbers Quiz #2

### Questions

1. New York City comprises how many boroughs: 5; 6; 7; or 12?
2. What is the only number known to be both the sum and product of its factors: 4; 6; 8; or 9 (loose meanings are: factor = divisable part; sum = added together; product = multiplied together)?
3. In which year were Concorde planes retired from service: 1998; 2000; 2003; or 2006?
4. The core rules of the Muslim faith are known as the "... (how many) Pillars of Islam": 5; 7; 9; or 23?
5. How many fences (not the number of times they are jumped) are on the Aintree Grand National race course?
6. How many rooms are on the Cluedo game board: 8; 9; 10; or 12?
7. How many feet are in a furlong: 440; 550; 660; or 770?
8. How many goals were scored in the 2010 FIFA World Cup: 75; 145; 185; or 255?
9. How many legs (including arms or pincers according to certain definitions) does a crab have: 6; 8; 10; or 12?
10. Twain is an old English word for which number: 2; 3; 12; or 20?
11. It is now generally accepted that the human tongue can detect how many basic tastes: 2; 3; 5; or 7?
12. The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, said to be the highest-occupancy office building in the world accommodates roughly how many staff: 9,000; 15,000; 19,000; or 26,000?
13. What is known as the 'Golden Number', the 'Divine Proportion' and other terms referring to its significance in nature and aesthetic balance: 618; 142; 7; or 33⅓?
14. What is the atomic number of oxygen: 1; 8; 35; or 86?
15. The Earth's Equator is approximately how many millions of metres in length: 10; 20; 30 or 40?
16. How many presidents of France had there been as at 2010?
17. A peculiar frequency of roughly how many years saw US presidents dying in office (either assassinated or otherwise) from the 1840s to the 1960s: 10; 20; 30; or 50?
18. What number Pennsylvania Avenue is the Whitehouse: 501; 1500; 1600; or 65000?
19. In the Imperial Measurement system how many pounds are in a stone: 10; 14; 16; or 20?
20. How many people (as at 2010) have walked on the moon: 6; 9; 12; or 14?
21. In the conventional western musical scale there are how many notes including sharps and flats, excluding those which repeat in a different octave: 7; 8; 12; or 13?
22. How many players are (on the field) in a men's lacrosse team (one team not both teams): 7; 10; 11; or 13?
23. How many Horsemen of the Apocalypse feature in the Bible's Book of Revelation: 3; 4; 5; or 10,000?
24. How many pieces are on the board at the start of a game of chess: 28; 32; 36; or 40?
25. How many pennies were in a British pre-decimal pound?
26. According to the singer Katie Melua, how many million bicycles are there in Beijing?
27. A salmanazar (typically a big bottle of champagne) equates to how many normal bottles?
28. How British King Georges have there been?
29. What number has the square root (to the nearest four decimal places) of 4142?
30. How many times (as at 2010) has Roger Federer won the Wimbledon Men's Singles final?

### Questions & Answers

1. New York City comprises how many boroughs: 5; 6; 7; or 12?
5
2. What is the only number known to be both the sum and product of its factors: 4; 6; 8; or 9 (loose meanings are: factor = divisable part; sum = added together; product = multiplied together)?
6 (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6)
3. In which year were Concorde planes retired from service: 1998; 2000; 2003; or 2006?
2003
4. The core rules of the Muslim faith are known as the "... (how many) Pillars of Islam": 5; 7; 9; or 23?
5 (the rules broadly equate to: declaration of faith, prayer, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage, although like most religions precise interpretations vary in different branches of the faith)
5. How many fences (not the number of times they are jumped) are on the Aintree Grand National race course?
16 (all except two are jumped twice)
6. How many rooms are on the Cluedo game board: 8; 9; 10; or 12?
9
7. How many feet are in a furlong: 440; 550; 660; or 770?
660
8. How many goals were scored in the 2010 FIFA World Cup: 75; 145; 185; or 255?
145
9. How many legs (including arms or pincers according to certain definitions) does a crab have: 6; 8; 10; or 12?
10
10. Twain is an old English word for which number: 2; 3; 12; or 20?
2 (Mark Twain is said to have found his pen-name from the Mississippi ferrymen's call, 'By the mark twain', supposedly referring to the two fathom mark on a depth-line indicating safe water)
11. It is now generally accepted that the human tongue can detect how many basic tastes: 2; 3; 5; or 7?
5 (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savouriness - some argue that pungency/hotness is a 6th taste but this is not generally accepted)
12. The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, said to be the highest-occupancy office building in the world accommodates roughly how many staff: 9,000; 15,000; 19,000; or 26,000?
26,000
13. What is known as the 'Golden Number', the 'Divine Proportion' and other terms referring to its significance in nature and aesthetic balance: 618; 142; 7; or 33⅓?
618
14. What is the atomic number of oxygen: 1; 8; 35; or 86?
8
15. The Earth's Equator is approximately how many millions of metres in length: 10; 20; 30 or 40?
40 (more accurately about 40,075 kilometres, or 24,900 miles)
16. How many presidents of France had there been as at 2010?
7; 12; 23; or 35
17. A peculiar frequency of roughly how many years saw US presidents dying in office (either assassinated or otherwise) from the 1840s to the 1960s: 10; 20; 30; or 50?
20(starting with William Harrison in 1841 through to John Kennedy in 1963 - Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt in 1981)
18. What number Pennsylvania Avenue is the Whitehouse: 501; 1500; 1600; or 65000?
1600
19. In the Imperial Measurement system how many pounds are in a stone: 10; 14; 16; or 20?
14
20. How many people (as at 2010) have walked on the moon: 6; 9; 12; or 14?
12
21. In the conventional western musical scale there are how many notes including sharps and flats, excluding those which repeat in a different octave: 7; 8; 12; or 13?
12 (A, A sharp or B flat, B, C, C sharp or D flat, D, D sharp or E flat, E, F, F sharp or G flat, G, G sharp or A flat)
22. How many players are (on the field) in a men's lacrosse team (one team not both teams): 7; 10; 11; or 13?
10
23. How many Horsemen of the Apocalypse feature in the Bible's Book of Revelation: 3; 4; 5; or 10,000?
4
24. How many pieces are on the board at the start of a game of chess: 28; 32; 36; or 40?
32
25. How many pennies were in a British pre-decimal pound?
120; 200; 204; or 240
26. According to the singer Katie Melua, how many million bicycles are there in Beijing?
5; 9; 10; or 25
27. A salmanazar (typically a big bottle of champagne) equates to how many normal bottles?
2; 5; 12; or 20
28. How British King Georges have there been?
4; 5; 6 or 7
29. What number has the square root (to the nearest four decimal places) of 4142?
1; 2; 3; or 4
30. How many times (as at 2010) has Roger Federer won the Wimbledon Men's Singles final?
4; 5; 6; or 7
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