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TLC "Group" Quiz
Thematic 10Q Average
"Welcome to the Lost Connection's first attempt to use the team quiz option. Seeing as this is a group quiz, our quiz will have everything to do with groups. Meet TLC members and answer their "groupy" questions."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
First up we run into Pagiedamon on a run to the gym. She is always on the go! It's like she's TNT, or something similar. In any case, she asks the following question:
Since the beginning of time, mankind has divided itself into groups (or cliques and posses, if you like), based on factors such as race, ethnicity, and religion. What is the study of groups called?
Our next quizzer is Arlesienne. We catch her crossing from mainland Greece to the Peloponnesus. She is leaning against a fluted and ornate column basking in Helios' grace. Sipping an ouzo, she poses the following question:
They were the very best that Regency England had to offer, in terms of men: handsome, wealthy, superb sportsmen, leaders of fashion and, naturally, heart-breakers. This group of paragons was defined with a word that has come today to mean an amateur in sport. What word is it?
In the Canadian metropolis of Toronto, maddogrick16 is interrupted reading his favourite copy of "Winnie the Pooh". He sadly laments the recent passing of Senator Kennedy before posing his question:
Each of the following recording artists have scored top ten hits on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Three are solo acts. Which one is the group?
Mad scientist ozzz2002 is in his chemistry lab listening to a bit of music by one of his preferred bands. "Walkaway" switches to "On A Bridge" as he mixes concoctions under the warm-seeming lights in his lab. His brew seems highly reactive as he asks his question:
The periodic table is divided into groups, which are sets of elements that have similar characteristics. Group 17 contains elements so reactive that they are rarely found in their pure state.
Some of the members of this group are fluorine, chlorine and iodine. Do you know what this group is known as?
Colonel christopherm is found drilling his regiment as planes drone overhead. He's devoted his life to his queen, but still has time to ask his question:
There are many collective nouns used to describe groups of animals. Some are common in usage, while others are somewhat obscure. Select the mismatched pair from the following selections.
a business of ferrets
an army of bees
a colony of rabbits
a mob of kangaroos
Our dear jondalah is talking to a Hungarian friend when we interrupt her. jondalah thinks she is back in the '70s and you don't really want to spoil her fad. Unfortunately, jondalah has always been a bit of a square, only three-dimensional. She asks you the next question:
The study of group theory in mathematics can be a frustrating experience due to its abstract concepts. Which equally frustrating toy can permutation groups be applied to?
Snakes and Ladders
Art critic skunkee is our next questioner. She usually can be found on any of the continents and seas, we are lucky to have her query. Nevertheless, we find her at home, virtuously having just upgraded from Windows Vista. She turns to you and asks the next question:
This group started applying impressionistic techniques to paintings of the rugged Canadian landscape, in the early 20th century. In 1920, after the Art Gallery of Toronto gave them their first exhibition, they officially became known by this name, still recognised today. What were they called?
The Group of Painters
The Group of Seven
The Group of Impressionists
The Group of Ontarian Artists
It is rare to even find gentlegiant17! You would hope that one of these days he'd invest in a GPS or a road map even, however, he doesn't even own a compass. He shows you his scrapbook of his extensive family before posing his question:
By which term is the group of American writers living outside of the US that included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Archibald MacLeish and e.e. cummings commonly known?
The Lost Generation
The Lost Connection
LeoDaVinci is interrupted in the middle of a samba class. He is in his studio adorned with pictures of a hundred of his favourite sports idols, amongst them Pelé, Joaquim Cruz, Lars Sigurd Björkström and Anderson Varejao. He sways his hips to the music as he asks his question:
No quiz on "groups" can go without a reference to a grouper. Groupers are a family of fish with extremely large mouths and thick bodies. Which of the following banknotes depicts a grouper?
Lesotho 200 Maloti
USA 20 Dollar
Brazil 100 Reais
European 10 Euro
LadyCaitriona is an optimist, despite her dealing with graphs all day. Before giving you this last question, she checks that her accounts are in the black and that all the numbers on her graph are greater than zero. The question she asks is:
Scatter diagrams use the concept of grouping to analyze the relationships between variables. A scatter diagram is created by plotting each observation as a single dot in terms of its x- and y-variable values. If the observations are grouped in such a way that the trend line in the diagram appears to slope upwards from left to right, which of the following is true about the variables?
There is a bimodal relationship
They are negatively correlated
They are positively correlated
There is no relationship
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