Space Pub Quiz #2 - The Contenders Strike Back - Vis Viva - February 12, 2014

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Published on February 17, 2014

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Given the great success of our previous space pub quiz, we hosted round two of the event!

Would you have known the answers? We will post them later.

Check out the slides of the first edition here:

Questions by:
Ajay Prasad, Saish Sridharan, Frederik Bräuer

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Vis Viva Space Quiz

1. Identify X and Y • The X in many folklores is a creature that lives on the Moon. • In Chinese folklore, X is often portrayed as a companion of the Moon goddess Y , constantly pounding the elixir of life for her.

2. Connect

3. Identify US State Senator Jake Garn was an astronaut onboard the STS-51 mission. • How has his name been immortalized informally within NASA and the general space community?

4. Connect

5. Reference to what?

6. Guess X • Spacecraft #11 was the first Mercury operational spacecraft with a centerline window. • Dubbed X 7 , it featured a white, diagonal irregular paint stripe starting at the base of the capsule and extending about two-thirds toward the nose, emulating the X in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

7. What? • One of the significant events of 2006 was the modification of a name to include the number 134340. What are we talking about?

8. Cross section of what?

9. Where would you find this ?

10. What is he up to?

11. Connect

12. Sitter • X Bane • X Plagueis • X Sidious • X Maul • X Tyranus •XY • Gimme X ,Y and what is this list?

13. What unique distinction has this song achieved?

14. Identify X • During his university years, X did pioneering work for his country’s space program. His projects were a success without rival, killing more astronauts than both the Russian and American space programs combined. • Part of his research managed to confirm that there's not enough oxygen for a political opponent to survive at altitudes higher than 45,000 feet. • In the same experiment, he confirmed that there is enough gravity at 45,000 feet for a political opponent's body to return to Earth when thrown from an aircraft.

15. The future? • According to the Russian manned spaceflight contractor RKK Energia, X must be able to perform the following tasks: Large spacecraft assembly ● Flight tests and launches ● Creating, servicing and completing inter-orbital tugs ● Providing medical and biological conditions required for the rehabilitation of interplanetary expedition crews after their return to Earth orbit. ●

16. Where you would have come across these recently ? • Chuck Yeager jetting off in the Bell X-1 to break the sound barrier • Alan Shepard becoming the first American to fly in space on board his Mercury capsule. • Neil Armstrong, together with his Apollo 11 crewmates, preparing to board the Saturn V rocket • The Gemini 2 capsule falling back to Earth as audio from the Gemini 6 mission plays. • Footage of the orbiter Atlantis launching and then landing on the final flight of the space shuttle program

17.Identify the character and name the missing person

18. Connect • 1 - The crowning of King Tigrane of Armenia • 2 - The birth of Jesus Christ (the star of Bethlehem is alleged to be ____) • 3 - The Norman conquest (1066 A.D) • 4 - The Siege of Belgrade (by the Ottoman Turks) • 5 - The 1222 expeditions of Genghis Khan • 6 - The Birth and Death of Mark Twain (1835-1910)

19. Who are these people?

20. • The flag of which country includes the representation of the sky at its capital as seen at 8:30 am on 15 November 1889?

MINIMALIST ROUND Each poster represents a movie. Example:


• TEAM 1

• In "In the Year 2889" Jules Verne describes the "phonotelephote“. What is he talking about?

• What are Crab, Eagle, Tarantula, Horsehead and Butterfly all examples of?

• Which was the first space station in orbit?

• Captain Dallas, Warrant Officer Ripley, Science Officer Ash .

• Who was the first space tourist?

• TEAM 2

• What was Soylent Green?

• Who is the only astronaut to have hit a golf ball on the moon?

• In 2001: A Space Odyssey, what song did HAL sing?

• Charlie Bucket, Grandma Josephine, Willy Wonka

Id the ship • Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger Chaffee

• TEAM 3

• Which was the first man made object in space?

• What was Mr. Spock's father's name?

• StarTrek: The Deep Space 9 station was built by?

• What popular tech gadget’s name was inspired from Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey?

• In the series FireFly what was the name of the rebels?

• Team 4

Id the ship • Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger Chaffee

• Name any one Issac Asimov’s law of robotics.

What are these? Alien: Ash  Aliens: Bishop   Alien-Resurrection: Call

Id the person • Star Trek: the most important Vulcan spiritual leader was

• What European Space Agency member country recruited its first astronaut by way of a radio commercial?

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