# Complex Abecedarian Trivia Quiz

### As the oxymoronic title implies, this quiz is easy, yet involved. This quiz may seem difficult at first glance, but within each seemingly hard question lies a concealed level of ease that would make one think, "how could I not answer that correctly?"

A multiple-choice quiz by CountSolo. Estimated time: 4 mins.

Author
CountSolo
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
190,850
Updated
Feb 02 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
7321
Awards
Editor's Choice
Last 3 plays: hern1948 (6/10), Guest 81 (9/10), Guest 86 (5/10).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. First of all, before taking this quiz, I would like you to assume that the year that starts a new century ends with two noughts.

Let's begin with a mathematical problem that many people consider to be the easiest to answer.

What is the sum of two numbers wherein the addend is a certain number raised to the power of zero, and the augend is a number that is also raised to the power of zero?
Hint

2
13
10
5

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2. In comparison to fish-size extremities, what geographic nation on Earth is the least similar to the stout infantfish? Hint

Vatican City
Indonesia
China
Russia

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3. What substance is produced when two neutral atoms, both with one electron, are combined with another neutral atom with eight electrons? Hint

Earth
Fire
Wind
Water

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4. What object was held by the creator of "Poor Richard's Almanac", and had the lock-opener attached to it struck by static electricity as the described person was holding it? Hint

Book
Kite
Computer
Dog

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5. What simple method of perception is used when you utilise your organ that contains rods and cones? Hint

Hearing
Sight
Taste
Touch

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6. The factorial sign in mathematics is also commonly used as a punctuation for what? Hint

Long Sentences
Interrogative Sentences
Exclamatory Sentences
Erroneous Sentences

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7. What vocal performer was given a six-word nickname which could be defined as "the male monarch of Boulder and Coil"? Hint

Elvis Presley
Ringo Starr
Buddy Holly
Duke Ellington

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8. Who preceded the second man to step on a particular object that takes 384,402 km to reach? Hint

Sir Edmund Hillary
Neil Armstrong
Orville Wright
Igor Sikorsky

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9. How many 86,400 seconds are incremented in a year that is divisible by four, or divisible by four-hundred during a year that starts a new century? Hint

3
0
1
2

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10. A certain means of transportation crashed near a province that became part of the second-largest country in 1949 during the thirteenth year of the twentieth century? Hint

concrete wall
iceberg
mountain
valley

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. First of all, before taking this quiz, I would like you to assume that the year that starts a new century ends with two noughts. Let's begin with a mathematical problem that many people consider to be the easiest to answer. What is the sum of two numbers wherein the addend is a certain number raised to the power of zero, and the augend is a number that is also raised to the power of zero?

What one would normally ask: What is 1 + 1?

The "addend" is the name given to a number used in the operation of addition. It is the number to which the "augend" is added. These two terms are used when only two numbers are added in a certain addition problem.

Furthermore, any positive natural number of the set N (not including zero) raised to the power of zero is equal to 1. This is normally referred to as the "zero exponent rule".
2. In comparison to fish-size extremities, what geographic nation on Earth is the least similar to the stout infantfish?

What one would normally ask: What is the largest country in the world?

The stout infantfish was identified as the smallest fish in the world in 2004 (this record was previously claimed by the dwarf goby fish.) These fishes are native to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, and they measure approximately 7mm long.

Inevitably, Russia is the least similar to the stout infantfish because it holds the record as the largest country in the world.
3. What substance is produced when two neutral atoms, both with one electron, are combined with another neutral atom with eight electrons?

What one would normally ask: What does the formula H2O represent?

H2O is written with the number 2 as a subscript. This indicates that in one molecule of water, there are two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. If you pay close attention to the question, it asks you to determine the substance that two NEUTRAL atoms of hydrogen and one NEUTRAL atom of oxygen would combine to. Without the addition of the word "neutral", the atoms may be defined as cations, which has a positive charge due to a loss of electron(s), or anions, which has a negative charge due to a gain of electron(s). Ions have properties that are dissimilar to that of neutral atoms. Since I defined hydrogen as an atom with one electron, I must add the word "neutral" to show that it is indeed hydrogen, and not an ion of any other element. The same goes for the oxygen representation in the question.
4. What object was held by the creator of "Poor Richard's Almanac", and had the lock-opener attached to it struck by static electricity as the described person was holding it?

What one would normally ask: What was Benjamin Franklin holding that was struck by lightning?

"Poor Richard's Almanac" was published by Benjamin Franklin. The term "Poor Richard" came from the pseudonym of its creator. According to popular notion, Benjamin Franklin was holding a kite, which was consequently struck by lightning (or, more accurately, the key attached to it was struck by lightning). This dangerous experiment led to more extensive study of electricity, which is a modern necessity that was certainly once a luxury.
5. What simple method of perception is used when you utilise your organ that contains rods and cones?

Generally, rod cells contained in a person's eyes enable him or her to detect black and white, or darkness. On the other hand, cone cells enable a person to detect color. This definition, however, is very broad. Obviously, one uses his ears to hear, his tongue to taste, and his skin to touch.
6. The factorial sign in mathematics is also commonly used as a punctuation for what?

What one would normally ask: What kind of sentence is the exclamation point used for?

As many people know, exclamatory sentences are sentences that contain an expression of surprise, fear, anger, etc. Examples of such sentences are "Wow!" and "Hey!"

Interrogative sentences are synonymous to questions, and they are ended by a question mark [e.g. How well did you do on this quiz?] "Erroneous sentences" and "long sentences" are terms that I created for the sole purpose of this quiz.
7. What vocal performer was given a six-word nickname which could be defined as "the male monarch of Boulder and Coil"?

What one would normally ask: What singer is known as "The King of Rock N' Roll"?

Elvis Presley is well-known for his songs such as "Love Me Tender" and "Blue Suede Shoes". Unfortunately, he died in 1977 for an unknown cause of death (there are theories behind it, however.)

In the question, "the male monarch," refers to the "King" part of Elvis' nickname, and "Boulder and Coil," is the transliterate synonym of "Rock and Roll".
8. Who preceded the second man to step on a particular object that takes 384,402 km to reach?

What one would normally ask: Who is the first man to walk on the Moon?

As indicated in the question, the second man to walk on the Moon is Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Armstrong, Aldrin, and another austronaut named Michael Collins, were part of the historic 1969 Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon. After the Apollo 11 Mission, wherein two astronauts have already successfully stepped on the Moon's surface, ten other astronauts in five missions will get the opportunity to walk on the Moon.

Regarding the other choices, Sir Edmund Hillary is the first person to climb Mt. Everest, closely followed by Tenzing Norgay; Orville Wright is the brother of Wilbur Wright, who both flew the first airplane at Kitty Hawk in the United States; and Igor Sikorsky is credited as the inventor of the first mass-produced helicopter.
9. How many 86,400 seconds are incremented in a year that is divisible by four, or divisible by four-hundred during a year that starts a new century?

What one would normally ask: How many days are added in a Leap Year?

Contrary to popular belief, a leap year does not always occur every four years. In truth, it occurs in any year divisible by four (e.g. 1988), with the exception of years divisible by one hundred (e.g. 1900). However, a year that is divisible by one hundred that is also divisible by four hundred is considered a leap year (e.g. 2000). Every Leap Year, one day is added to the month of February.
10. A certain means of transportation crashed near a province that became part of the second-largest country in 1949 during the thirteenth year of the twentieth century?

What one would normally ask: On what did the RMS Titanic crash that caused its sinking?

The sinking of the RMS Titanic has been portrayed in several movie versions, with, perhaps, the 1997 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet being the most popular. The "thirteenth year of the twentieth century" is 1912, the year when the Titanic sank. The iceberg that collided with the Titanic was located off the coast of Newfoundland, the most recent province to enter the Canadian Confederation (keep in mind that Nunavut is NOT a province - it's a territory.)

[The first year of a century begins with 00 - for example, 1900 was the first year of the 20th century as 1900 years were completed to that date. This makes 1912 the thirteenth year of the 20th Century. ArleneRimmer (Editor).]

I hope you enjoyed this quiz! If you are not satisfied with your score after seeing the level of ease associated with this quiz, just look at the upside. Now you know that "things aren't always as difficult as they seem".
Source: Author CountSolo

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