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Whilst we are now beyond the figure, this quiz, about things related to the number 100, is a dedication to Phoenix Rising's 100th team quiz.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team Phoenix Rising. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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tazman6619
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8 mins
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395,958
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Dec 03 21
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Question 1 of 25
1. Whether he's ever been banned or not I don't know, but which of the following cricketers became the first to score his 100th first class century in a Test match? Hint


Question 2 of 25
2. In 100 CE the city of Timgad was founded in modern-day Algeria as a military colony for Roman soldiers. Timgad was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 as an example of Roman town planning. During which Roman emperor's reign was Timgad founded? Hint


Question 3 of 25
3. There are 196 countries in the world. Therefore the 100th largest is a medium sized country. Which African country holds the distinction of being the 100th largest in area? Hint


Question 4 of 25
4. Century egg is a food product in Chinese cuisine. How is it made? Hint


Question 5 of 25
5. In which of these countries would you NOT typically dial 100 to connect to emergency services? Hint


Question 6 of 25
6. Which band, with a space-age name, had a Top Ten hit in 1972, with "Joy", based on a composition written by Johann Sebastian Bach? Hint


Question 7 of 25
7. "One Hundred Years of Solitude", one of the world's most famous novels, was written by the winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. Who was this author? Hint


Question 8 of 25
8. Back when cigarette advertising was televised, companies tried anything to attract customers. Which British based brand humorously portrayed their 100mm length as a major selling point by showing people trying to adjust to such long cigarettes? Hint


Question 9 of 25
9. The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, sends a birthday message to people of the Commonwealth who reach the grand old age of 100 years. In an average year, approximately how many messages does she send? Hint


Question 10 of 25
10. In the Stargate SG-1 episode "A Hundred Days", Colonel Jack O'Neill is stranded on the planet Edora for 100 days after the Stargate appears to have been destroyed by an asteroid. Thinking that he will never be able to return to Earth, Jack establishes a new life for himself on Edora. What is the name of the Edoran that he falls in love with? Hint


Question 11 of 25
11. Accepting that the number 1 is not a prime number, how many of the first consecutive prime numbers must be added together (only once) to reach exactly 100? Hint


Question 12 of 25
12. "1 vs 100" was an American game show where one contestant took on 100 other contestants known as the Mob. Better known as the Dad on television's "Full House", who was the original host of this show when it commenced in 2006? Hint


Question 13 of 25
13. In Amateur Radio, ham operators can earn a prestigious operating award called the DX Century Club (DXCC). Issued originally in 1937, the award recognizes what achievement by radio amateurs? Hint


Question 14 of 25
14. In the 100th year of the United States of America, how many new states entered the union? Hint


Question 15 of 25
15. What shocking defeat of the US Cavalry rocked Washington DC in July of 1876, casting a pall over the centennial celebrations? Hint


Question 16 of 25
16. The element with atomic number 100 involves three continents. Discovered in the remnants of a nuclear explosion in a Pacific atoll by physicists at the University of California, Berkeley and named for a European-born scientist who left his home during World War II, the element is part of the actinide series. Which element is it? Hint


Question 17 of 25
17. Which of the following fighter aircraft was originally designated to be a member of the Century Series of fighter jets as the F-110, but was renumbered and went on to extensive service under its new number? Hint


Question 18 of 25
18. Which of these was NOT a battle fought during the 100 Years' War? Hint


Question 19 of 25
19. The Karman Line is an imaginary line that defines the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space. It lies 100 units of length above sea level. What unit is used? Hint


Question 20 of 25
20. Don't be fooled! In 1961, on what date did the 100th day of the year fall? Hint


Question 21 of 25
21. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain became the first person to score 100 points in a National Basketball Association game. Which team did he play for? Hint


Question 22 of 25
22. The Australian polymer $100 note, released in 1996, has two famous Aussies on it; one a well-known singer, and the other a civil engineer and WW1 General. What are their names? Hint


Question 23 of 25
23. Which of the following words would best describe the television show that premiered in 2014, "The 100"? Hint


Question 24 of 25
24. Sir Donald Bradman played 52 Test (cricket) matches for Australia and scored 6,996 runs. How many runs did he require in his last innings to secure a career Test batting average of exactly 100? Hint


Question 25 of 25
25. There are seven centurions mentioned in the New Testament, two of whom are named. Cornelius is the most famous. What is the name of the other centurion mentioned taking Paul to Rome to stand before Caesar? (His name is somewhat ironic when you consider this fact.) Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Whether he's ever been banned or not I don't know, but which of the following cricketers became the first to score his 100th first class century in a Test match?

Answer: Geoffrey Boycott

To score a century in first class cricket is an achievement but score 100 centuries in first class cricket is an incredibly rare achievement. Only twenty four batsmen had achieved the feat by the turn of the twenty first century. Englishman Mark Ramprakash became the twenty fifth in 2008.

Geoffrey Boycott's performance is rarer still. Not content with bringing up his one hundredth first class century in a plain old first class match, he did it in a Test match no less. A glorious on-drive for four off Australia's Greg Chappell to the foot of the Rugby Stand at Headingly on August 11, 1977, took him to the mark and had the crowd erupt in generous cheer with a standing ovation. Boycott would eventually be the last man out for 191 in a team total of 436. The icing on the cake came with England strolling to an innings victory and, in the process, securing the Ashes from Australia.

This question was slashed through the slips to land on this page by Phoenix Rising's pollucci19.
2. In 100 CE the city of Timgad was founded in modern-day Algeria as a military colony for Roman soldiers. Timgad was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 as an example of Roman town planning. During which Roman emperor's reign was Timgad founded?

Answer: Trajan

Trajan ruled as Roman emperor from 98 to 117 CE and his military prowess helped expand the Roman Empire into Northern Africa founding cities like Timgad. Interestingly, Timgad was constructed with walls but it was never fortified and by the 5th century it had been overrun by the Vandals and eventually was abandoned.

This question was founded by Phoenix Rising team member Triviaballer.
3. There are 196 countries in the world. Therefore the 100th largest is a medium sized country. Which African country holds the distinction of being the 100th largest in area?

Answer: Benin

Benin is a long north-south orientated country formerly called Dahomey in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. It is a flat country with most of its 11 million people living on the sandy plain near the country's 75km shoreline with the Bay of Benin.

This question was mapped out by Phoenix Rising team member 1nn1.
4. Century egg is a food product in Chinese cuisine. How is it made?

Answer: Preserving the egg in an alkaline mixture.

Contrary to what its name suggests, century eggs are not preserved for one hundred years. The process only takes a few weeks to a few months. Legend has it that century eggs were accidentally discovered by a Ming Dynasty farmer who found some duck eggs preserved in a muddy pool of slaked lime. Liking the taste of these eggs, he set out to re-create them. Traditionally, eggs (duck, quail, or chicken) are coated with a paste made from tea, lime, salt, and ash. They are rolled in chaff and stored for several weeks or months. With modern understanding of the chemical process involved in producing century eggs, the method can be simplified to immersing the eggs in a solution containing table salt, calcium hydroxide, and sodium carbonate for ten days, after which the eggs are wrapped in plastic and aged for several weeks.

Century eggs are dark brown with greenish-yellow yolks. The appearance is similar to a hard-boiled egg but its texture is more jelly-like. There is also an odour of ammonia, which takes getting used to. The eggs can be consumed once they are peeled and rinsed. Century eggs are commonly cooked with rice porridge (a popular dish in Chinese dim sum restaurants) or eaten with pickled ginger.

This question was cured by Phoenix Rising team member purelyqing.
5. In which of these countries would you NOT typically dial 100 to connect to emergency services?

Answer: United States

The dedicated toll free emergency telephone number in India, Greece, and Israel is 1-0-0 or 100.

The United States, Canada, and Mexico use 9-1-1 or 911, as do most of the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean. The Philippines began implementing a 9-1-1 system in 2016.

This question was dialed up by Phoenix Rising team member JCSon.
6. Which band, with a space-age name, had a Top Ten hit in 1972, with "Joy", based on a composition written by Johann Sebastian Bach?

Answer: Apollo 100

The Bach composition was called "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" from the 1723 cantata "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben". It was adapted as the instrumental "Joy" by British musician, Tom Parker. The original was slow and stately, whilst the Apollo 100 version was much quicker and very catchy.

The three wrong answers are all my own invention, although there is an American band called Thirty Seconds to Mars.

This question was composed by Phoenix Rising member ozzz2002.
7. "One Hundred Years of Solitude", one of the world's most famous novels, was written by the winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature. Who was this author?

Answer: Gabriel García Márquez

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" is 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez that tells the seven generational story of the Buendia family, whose patriarch founded a fictitious town in Colombia 100 years ago. The book is considered to be the archetype of Magic Realism and one of the five key novels from Latin America. Other major themes include: fluidity of time, incest, and solitude. The novel was awarded Italy's Chianciano Award, France's Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger, Venezuela's Rómulo Gallegos Prize, and the United States' Books Abroad/Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

This question was Nobely presented by Phoenix Rising Team Member roxymary.
8. Back when cigarette advertising was televised, companies tried anything to attract customers. Which British based brand humorously portrayed their 100mm length as a major selling point by showing people trying to adjust to such long cigarettes?

Answer: Benson & Hedges

Benson & Hedges and Pall Mall were the first to make the 100mm length a selling point. Benson & Hedges was relatively unknown to the American market at the time, but their funny scenarios played to a catchy tune quickly upped their sales. People were seen with cigarettes breaking because they hadn't adjusted to this kind of length before. Chesterfield later took this idea to new lengths by adding "a silly millimeter" to their brand and another cute tune drove the idea that the longer cigarette was better. Other brands tried to lure people with menthol (Kool), memorable sayings ("Winston tastes good like a cigarette should") or rugged men (Marlboro) - anything to get someone to try the product. After health studies found smoking linked to cancer, these products were banned from advertising on television.

This smoky question was presented by TAKROM who is very glad these ads aren't on TV any longer.
9. The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, sends a birthday message to people of the Commonwealth who reach the grand old age of 100 years. In an average year, approximately how many messages does she send?

Answer: 1800

It was King George V (or at least his Private Secretary) who started sending a birthday message to centenarians. Telegram messages became the norm and have evolved to the present day Birthday Greeting card. The message inside reads, "I am so pleased to know that you are celebrating your one hundredth birthday. I send my congratulations and best wishes to you on such a special occasion".

The Queen did send a centenarian card to her own mother on the occasion of her 100th Birthday, it did however include an extra personal message. The Queen Mother apparently had an equerry open it, using his sword!

Brought to you by a relatively young smpdit (not expecting a card anytime soon).
10. In the Stargate SG-1 episode "A Hundred Days", Colonel Jack O'Neill is stranded on the planet Edora for 100 days after the Stargate appears to have been destroyed by an asteroid. Thinking that he will never be able to return to Earth, Jack establishes a new life for himself on Edora. What is the name of the Edoran that he falls in love with?

Answer: Laira

Laira is the leader of the village that Jack settles in. Stargate command establish that the Stargate has not been destroyed, it is just buried underground. Major Samantha Carter works out a way to connect to the Stargate again, but it is a slow process. Therefore Jack is stuck with no way of communicating with Earth and makes a new life for himself with Laira. When the connection is eventually established Jack must choose between returning to his old life or staying with Laira - he returns to Earth.

This question was written by Phoenix Rising member lg549.
11. Accepting that the number 1 is not a prime number, how many of the first consecutive prime numbers must be added together (only once) to reach exactly 100?

Answer: 9

The sum is as follows: 2+3+5+7+11+13+17+19+23 = 100. A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors (positive whole numbers that can be divided evenly into another number) are 1 and itself. 1 is not considered a prime number. Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, a contemporary of Archimedes, devised a "sieve" to discover prime numbers, the basis of modern number theory.

This prime question was added by Phoenix Rising team member VegemiteKid.
12. "1 vs 100" was an American game show where one contestant took on 100 other contestants known as the Mob. Better known as the Dad on television's "Full House", who was the original host of this show when it commenced in 2006?

Answer: Bob Saget

"Full House" was an American sitcom that ran from 1988 to 1995 and told the story of a single dad who asked both his brother in law and best friend to help raise his three young daughters after their mother died. Bob Saget starred as the Dad. Bob Saget went on to host the inaugural NBC game show (2006-2008) where a single contestant took on a mob of 100 other contestants and eliminated them one by one by answering questions correctly when the mob individuals did not. The "One" was eliminated as soon as they made an incorrect answer. In the second season the "One" could earn $100,000 if they eliminated all 100 contestants.

This question was devised and developed by Phoenix Rising team member Tiger51.
13. In Amateur Radio, ham operators can earn a prestigious operating award called the DX Century Club (DXCC). Issued originally in 1937, the award recognizes what achievement by radio amateurs?

Answer: Making contacts with stations in at least 100 countries.

Sponsored by the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), the award requires proof of two-way contacts with at least 100 countries around the world. The political world defines approximately 200 countries, while the DXCC rules define over 300. For example, non-contiguous parts of countries separated by long distance over water or other countries' land are considered unique countries for this award. Hawaii and Alaska, for instance, are considered separate countries from the USA. The rules for the award, including those defining countries, have been adjusted many times over the years.

This question was transmitted by Phoenix Rising member mike32768.
14. In the 100th year of the United States of America, how many new states entered the union?

Answer: 1

Colorado was the only state to enter the union in 1876 and is appropriately nicknamed The Centennial State. It is the 38th state and entered the union on August 1, 1876. Colorado's landscape is quite diverse. You can find mountain peaks, beautiful plains, and mesas. Denver, nicknamed the "Mile High City", is the state's capital and is so nicknamed because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level.

The question was inaugurated by jaknginger.
15. What shocking defeat of the US Cavalry rocked Washington DC in July of 1876, casting a pall over the centennial celebrations?

Answer: The Battle of Little Bighorn

On June 25 and 26 the US 7th Cavalry under the command of George Armstrong Custer came upon a vast Native American village. Custer underestimated the size of the encampment and feared it would break up and scatter. He, therefore, split his command so as to contain the hostiles. Custer commanded about half of the men while the rest were split between Major Reno and Captain Benteen. In the ensuing battle all of the men with Custer were killed along with Custer himself on June 25. Reno and Benteen were also attacked but managed to survive, holding out until reinforcements arrived and the hostiles withdrew.

The battle stunned officials in Washington because a defeat of this magnitude had never been suffered by US forces during the Indian wars. It was a pyrrhic victory for the Native Americans because it brought swift retribution from the US military.

Interestingly, the first major battle of the Vietnam War, The battle of Ia Drang, was fought by the US 7th Air Cavalry and almost ended in another massacre. This time however, the US forces prevailed but at a terrible cost to both sides.

This question was written by Phoenix Rising member tazman6619.
16. The element with atomic number 100 involves three continents. Discovered in the remnants of a nuclear explosion in a Pacific atoll by physicists at the University of California, Berkeley and named for a European-born scientist who left his home during World War II, the element is part of the actinide series. Which element is it?

Answer: Fermium

Fermium was named in honor of Enrico Fermi, the Nobel prize winning physicist who left Italy partly to protect his Jewish wife, Laura. He was the architect of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, constructed under the squash courts at the University of Chicago. The element named in his honor has a short half-life - one isotope, in near perfect symmetry, has a half-life of 100.5 days, with others ranging from a few hours to a few days.

This question was researched using the scientific method by Phoenix Rising member pusdoc.
17. Which of the following fighter aircraft was originally designated to be a member of the Century Series of fighter jets as the F-110, but was renumbered and went on to extensive service under its new number?

Answer: F-4 Phantom II

Originally adopted by the US Air Force as the F-110 Spectre, the F-4 Phantom II gained its new and now-legendary number for air force service thanks to a numbering system introduced in 1962 to standardize aircraft nomenclature across all branches of the military. The Phantom II had entered service with the US Navy in 1960 as the F4H. The Century Series designation is typically limited to those fighter aircraft, starting with the F-100 Super Sabre, that entered service with the air force prior to 1962.

This question was written by Phoenix Rising member cag1970.
18. Which of these was NOT a battle fought during the 100 Years' War?

Answer: Battle of Verdun

The 100 Years' War was neither 100 years nor one war. It was a series of conflicts waged between 1337 and 1453. It started because Charles IV of France died without a son and Edward III of England believed that he had the right to become the King of France through his mother Isabella of France.

The Battle of Verdun took place in northern France during World War I. The Siege of Orleans took place in 1428-1429, The Battle of La Rochelle happened in 1372, and occurred in 1415.

Phoenix Rising team member Katieinsane1 entered the fray to bring us this question.
19. The Karman Line is an imaginary line that defines the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and outer space. It lies 100 units of length above sea level. What unit is used?

Answer: Kilometre

The Karman Line is defined as being 100km above the Earth's sea level. It is named after Hungarian-American engineer Theodore von Karman. According to his calculations, the atmosphere above the Karman Line is too thin for aircraft to fly. This altitude is roughly between the mesospheric and thermospheric layers of the atmosphere. It should be noted that Earth's atmospheric layers vary from region to region; therefore the Karman Line is a somewhat arbitrary concept.

This question was given air by Phoenix Rising team member purelyqing.
20. Don't be fooled! In 1961, on what date did the 100th day of the year fall?

Answer: April 10

As 1961 was not a leap year, the 100th day occurred on Monday April 10, in the 15th week of the year. April 10 is the 101st day in a leap year, but in any year that is NOT a leap year, April 10 is the 100th day.

Famous happenings for this date include the departure on its maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic (1912); the birth in 1932 of actor Michael Demitri Shalhoub (better known as Omar Sherif), and the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies (1815).

This question was inspired by Phoenix Rising team member mustbejan.
21. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain became the first person to score 100 points in a National Basketball Association game. Which team did he play for?

Answer: Philadelphia Warriors

In 1962, The Philadelphia Warriors (now the Golden State Warriors) defeated the New York Knicks 169-147. No video footage exists as the NBA was a poor cousin of college basketball in the early sixties. What makes Mr. Chamberlain's record more remarkable was it took 44 years for another NBA player to exceed 75 points in a game. Kobe Bryant did this in 2006 with an 81 point game in the Lakers 122-104 win over the Raptors.

This question was dunked by Phoenix Rising member 1nn1.
22. The Australian polymer $100 note, released in 1996, has two famous Aussies on it; one a well-known singer, and the other a civil engineer and WW1 General. What are their names?

Answer: Dame Nellie Melba and General Sir John Monash

Dame Nellie Melba (after whom the dessert, Peach Melba, is named) was born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Her vocal talent ensured world-wide success, singing in concerts as well as operas. It is possible to visit her home, which is about an hour's drive from Melbourne.

Sir John Monash was undoubtedly one of the greatest minds ever seen in Australia. He was responsible for the successful Allied attack at the Battle of Amiens. A prodigious scholar, he was dux of the school at 16 and became a leader of note in Victoria after hostilities ceased. He has numerous eponymous honours, including a suburb of Canberra, a freeway in Victoria, a research university in Victoria, and a town in South Australia.

This question was minted by Phoenix Rising member VegemiteKid.
23. Which of the following words would best describe the television show that premiered in 2014, "The 100"?

Answer: Dystopian

A dystopia is the representation of a society that is in conflict with or works contrary to the norms or the spirit of a culture. In "The 100", Earth has been devastated by a nuclear apocalypse. The period is then set 97 years after that event and we are transported to a giant space station where what are believed to be the last survivors have escaped. As the population has grown over that time the station is now bursting at its seams and, in a desperate bid, the inhabitants select 100 juvenile detainees to be sent back to Earth to identify and report if the planet is now habitable. When the "100" arrive on Earth they soon find that there were others who survived the apocalypse and have resorted to basic instincts.

The series, based on Kass Morgan's series of young adult fiction novels, stars Eliza Taylor and Paige Turco.

This question was inspired by Phoenix Rising team member chiroman.
24. Sir Donald Bradman played 52 Test (cricket) matches for Australia and scored 6,996 runs. How many runs did he require in his last innings to secure a career Test batting average of exactly 100?

Answer: 4

When Donald Bradman strode out to the crease on August 14 in 1948 to play his final innings for his country, such was his standing in the game, his opponents proffered their respect with three rousing cheers. Two balls later, an Eric Hollies googly, got through Bradman's defences and broke his stumps. Arguably the greatest cricketer to have graced the game was headed back into the pavilion having scored, possibly, the most famous duck (zero) in the game's history.

Cricket lovers speak of Bradman's feats as if they held some mythical quality. That is hardly surprising, as his final average (99.94 runs per inning) stands head and shoulders above the next in line, currently Adam Voges at 61.87. It should be noted that the minimum line drawn in the sand for the above comparison is twenty Test matches. Voges played the bare twenty.

(Note) For those that are not cricket minded, four was the only option above that would have given a total number of runs that, once divided by 100, would have returned a whole number for "times batted".

This question was hit for six by Phoenix Rising's wannabe Test star pollucci19.
25. There are seven centurions mentioned in the New Testament, two of whom are named. Cornelius is the most famous. What is the name of the other centurion mentioned taking Paul to Rome to stand before Caesar? (His name is somewhat ironic when you consider this fact.)

Answer: Julius

It is perhaps ironic that a centurion named Julius was taking to Paul to stand before Caesar considering the fact that the first emperor was none other than Julius Caesar. Julius the centurion was no ordinary centurion but was a member of the elite Augustan cohort.

Julius treated Paul well during the journey and saved his life. During the journey the ship was wrecked by a storm and the other soldiers wanted to kill Paul rather than take a chance on him escaping. Julius would not allow that to happen. Julius delivered Paul safely to Rome.

This question was inspired by Phoenix Rising member snickburn.
Source: Author tazman6619

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