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Another Numbers Game Trivia Quiz


So you think you know a lot about numbers. Here are some questions about numbers that span the FunTrivia categories.

A multiple-choice quiz by eyhung. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
eyhung
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
356,954
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Humanities - The word hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the irrational fear of what number? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Movies - In a nod to one of its most famous scenes, IMDB.com's primary page for the film "This Is Spinal Tap" rates the film on a scale of how many stars? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Literature -- According to author Ray Bradbury, what's the temperature at which books burn? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. World -- What number completes this rust-removing, lubricating oil : WD-___ ? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. History -- Approximately how long were the 17th-century religious wars in Europe that began with three people being thrown out of a window, and resulted in the Treaty of Westphalia? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Religion -- The Baha'i calendar is unusual in that all of its months contain exactly the same number of days. Curiously, this number also happens to be the number of months in a Baha'i year. Can you figure out this number? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Television -- What numeric nickname is given to the character played by model Olivia Wilde on the TV series "House, M.D."? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Hobbies -- According to standard scoring (as per the World Darts Federation), what is the lowest possible whole number that can't be attained as the score from a single dart ... and which also happens to be the number of flavors in Dr Pepper? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Geography -- According to its license plate nickname, how many lakes are purportedly in the US state of Minnesota? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Music -- Which number is in the title of the first German-language song to make No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (in 1984)? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Humanities - The word hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the irrational fear of what number?

Answer: 666

All the hexes should be a clue that the number has a lot of 6s. 666 is infamous as the "number of the beast", as mentioned by the Book of Revelations in the New Testament. Recently, some studies have indicated that due to a possible mistranslation, it's possible the author meant the number 616. Many scholars think that the number referred to the Roman Emperor Nero.
2. Movies - In a nod to one of its most famous scenes, IMDB.com's primary page for the film "This Is Spinal Tap" rates the film on a scale of how many stars?

Answer: 11

This is a reference to the famous scene in the movie where a character is shown an amplifier with a volume control knob that goes from 0 to 11. "Why don't you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number and make that a little louder?" he asks. "_These_ go to _11_," is the famous reply.
3. Literature -- According to author Ray Bradbury, what's the temperature at which books burn?

Answer: 451 F

"Fahrenheit 451" is one of the more famous novels set in a future dystopian society. The protagonist is a "fireman" whose job is to burn books, which are illegal. With the outlawing of books, people lack inquisitiveness and curiosity and spend all their time watching the equivalent of television.
4. World -- What number completes this rust-removing, lubricating oil : WD-___ ?

Answer: 40

WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement, 40th formula". The oil was originally invented to prevent corrosion. The oil works so well that it is applied in many cases where it wasn't designed for, such as cleaning oil spots on the floor. The company has refused to patent it so that its composition can remain a secret.
5. History -- Approximately how long were the 17th-century religious wars in Europe that began with three people being thrown out of a window, and resulted in the Treaty of Westphalia?

Answer: 30

Yes, that's right, the Thirty Years War began with a "defenestration", a fancy word that means "throwing someone out of a window". Protestants in Bohemia were unhappy with the actions taken by Catholic administrators and expressed their displeasure on the administrators in that fashion, starting a revolt that spread throughout Central Europe. Amazingly, the officials defenestrated survived the 70 ft fall.
6. Religion -- The Baha'i calendar is unusual in that all of its months contain exactly the same number of days. Curiously, this number also happens to be the number of months in a Baha'i year. Can you figure out this number?

Answer: 19

The Baha'i religion is one of the lesser-known major religions, having been founded in the 19th century, but anyone with a good sense of math and science can figure it out. The Baha'i calendar consists of 19 months of 19 days, making 361 days, with 4-5 Intercalary Days to even things out.
7. Television -- What numeric nickname is given to the character played by model Olivia Wilde on the TV series "House, M.D."?

Answer: 13

Dr. Hadley got the nickname because all interns were assigned a number when they applied to compete for a job working with Dr. House. After succeeding, the character never bothered to correct the number with her real name and so the nickname stuck. 13 is traditionally seen in Western cultures as unlucky because of the association with the number of attendees at the Last Supper.
8. Hobbies -- According to standard scoring (as per the World Darts Federation), what is the lowest possible whole number that can't be attained as the score from a single dart ... and which also happens to be the number of flavors in Dr Pepper?

Answer: 23

A standard dartboard contains numbers from 1 to 20 -- but you can score 21 with a triple 7, and 22 with a double 11. The maximum score on a dart is a triple 20, or 60.
9. Geography -- According to its license plate nickname, how many lakes are purportedly in the US state of Minnesota?

Answer: 10000

Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Apparently there are 11,842 lakes in Minneosta larger than 10 acres in size, but "Land of 11,842 Lakes" doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily.
10. Music -- Which number is in the title of the first German-language song to make No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (in 1984)?

Answer: 99

Of course, this refers to the German band Nena's 99 Luftballons, a music video about how 99 toy balloons in the air end up sparking nuclear war. Despite re-releasing it in English, the German version proved to be more popular in America.
Source: Author eyhung

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