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Quiz about Lost in Area 51
Quiz about Lost in Area 51

Lost in Area 51 Trivia Quiz


It's not just about THE Area 51; we will study the number 51 and others like it.

A multiple-choice quiz by mike32768. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
mike32768
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
257,601
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Avg Score
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Question 1 of 10
1. Area 51, a US Department of Defense and Air Force base in Nevada, is notoriously suspected of harboring what? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1451, this world explorer, made famous by his voyages for Spain, was born in Genoa, Italy. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Founded in Cuba, and headquartered in several locations in the Caribbean, this spirits company is well known for its 151 proof (75.5% alcohol) rum. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood home of one of the Beatles. In recent years, it was purchased by his wife and donated to the "National Trust" for restoration and care. Which Beatle was this? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 1953, "Fahrenheit 451" was published, a story about a dystopian future in which all books were burned. Who wrote this popular science fiction novel? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The ICOM 751 is a piece of sophisticated amateur radio equipment. It is described as an all-mode, HF (high frequency) transceiver. Which of the following frequency bands best describes HF? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 1980, the 8051, one the most popular embedded microcontrollers ever manufactured, was introduced by which company? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In the U.S., the telephone area code 651 is used in an upper Midwest state. This state's highest point is Eagle Mountain and its nickname is "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its capital is Saint Paul. Which of the following best fits this description?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 1982, Porsche introduced its very popular, front-engined, "entry level" car, the 944. A few years later, the 951 model was introduced with approximately 75 more HP. What was the 951 more popularly known as? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The classic Ford "Cleveland" engine has an approximate displacement of 5.7 liters. How many cubic inches is that? Hint



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1. Area 51, a US Department of Defense and Air Force base in Nevada, is notoriously suspected of harboring what?

Answer: Evidence of space aliens

Area 51 is located at on the southern edge of Groom Lake (a large, dry, salt flat) in southern Nevada. It is the subject of all kinds of conspiracy theories about its hiding of space aliens and their ships. While the alien conspiracies are interesting, more likely Area 51 is simply "just" a test range for advanced aircraft. Reportedly, its first use as such was in 1955 when Lockheed located its "Skunk works" there for the design of the U2 spy plane.
2. In 1451, this world explorer, made famous by his voyages for Spain, was born in Genoa, Italy.

Answer: Christopher Columbus

Of course, it was Christopher Columbus. All the others listed were born in Spain.

Columbus, though revered by many, is not without his detractors. Many of the pre-trip calculations he made about his planned journey across the Atlantic were inaccurate, and his presence amongst the indigenous people of the West Indies was devastating, for the harsh treatment they received, but worse, for the deadly diseases to which they were exposed.
3. Founded in Cuba, and headquartered in several locations in the Caribbean, this spirits company is well known for its 151 proof (75.5% alcohol) rum.

Answer: Bacardi

Bacardi 151 rum is the subject liquor.
Jose Cuervo is a tequila.
Luxardo makes sambuca.
Beefeater makes gin.
4. 251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood home of one of the Beatles. In recent years, it was purchased by his wife and donated to the "National Trust" for restoration and care. Which Beatle was this?

Answer: John Lennon

In 1945, when John was 5, his father left the family and John moved into his aunt's and her husband's house at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, England. John lived there until he was 23. It is said the hit, "She Loves You", was written in the front room of the house.
5. In 1953, "Fahrenheit 451" was published, a story about a dystopian future in which all books were burned. Who wrote this popular science fiction novel?

Answer: Ray Bradbury

The hero, Guy Montag, works as a government "fireman" (which, in the book's future, really means "book burner"). Paper burns at 451 degrees, Fahrenheit, hence the title. His duty: burn all books and any buildings that house them.

Eventually, and with the help of a new, free-spirited friend, Clarisse, Guy realizes what he does is wrong and tries to find a way out.
6. The ICOM 751 is a piece of sophisticated amateur radio equipment. It is described as an all-mode, HF (high frequency) transceiver. Which of the following frequency bands best describes HF?

Answer: 3MHz - 30 MHz

HF (high frequency) usually refers to the frequencies between 3MHz and 30MHz. Depending on the time of day and the sunspot cycle, frequencies in the HF bands can travel around the world.

Just below HF is MF (medium frequency: 300kHz and 3MHz), and just above is VHF (very high frequency: 30MHz - 300MHz) where most television signals operate in the US.
7. In 1980, the 8051, one the most popular embedded microcontrollers ever manufactured, was introduced by which company?

Answer: Intel

Microcontrollers are slightly different from microprocessors in that the former generally have more self-sufficiency (more internal resources) and are targeted for embedded applications (those in which the "micro" performs rudimentary functions within a greater device, say within an alarm system, or a vehicle engine controller). Microprocessors, however, are used in "pure" computers such as PCs/laptops.

Over the years, many, many variants of the original Intel 8051 workhorse have been introduced by various companies (Siemens, Infineon, Philips).

The other choices have introduced popular microprocessor/microcontrollers themselves: Motorola made the 6800, and Zilog the Z80. MOS Technology was created by the former Motorola 6800 team (they quit en masse). After some patent issues, they introduced the ground-breaking 6502 in 1975. It was not only approximately one-sixth the cost of competing CPUs, but faster as well, paving the way for the computer revolution. The 6502 became the CPU inside the Apple I and Apple II computers.

Although these designs are 20-30 years old, they are still used today.
8. In the U.S., the telephone area code 651 is used in an upper Midwest state. This state's highest point is Eagle Mountain and its nickname is "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its capital is Saint Paul. Which of the following best fits this description?

Answer: Minnesota

Area code 651 covers the Saint Paul area in southeastern Minnesota. The only other answer given that is in the Midwest is Wisconsin.
Louisiana is in the south, and Manitoba is a Canadian province.
9. In 1982, Porsche introduced its very popular, front-engined, "entry level" car, the 944. A few years later, the 951 model was introduced with approximately 75 more HP. What was the 951 more popularly known as?

Answer: 944 Turbo

The 944 was a more refined version of the 924 (itself introduced in 1976). The 951 (or 944 Turbo) came out in late 1985.

Cabriolet means a retractable (usually soft) top - also called a "convertible" in the US. Porsche made a 944 Cabriolet for a few model years. Targa means a sort of "semi-convertible" vehicle with a large, removable, solid roof panel (bigger than a sunroof). Carrera means "race". There were no factory 944 Targas or Carreras of which I am aware, though, surely, customizers have tried to create them.
10. The classic Ford "Cleveland" engine has an approximate displacement of 5.7 liters. How many cubic inches is that?

Answer: 351

The Cleveland series of engines were a "small block" design, first introduced in 1970. The series was nicknamed "Cleveland" after the Cleveland, Ohio plant in which most were cast.

Ford made a few varieties of a "351" engine, with the Cleveland and its derivatives (including the 351 Boss, 351 Cobra Jet) being the most famous. Non-Cleveland-based 351s include the 351 Windsor and the 351M.
Source: Author mike32768

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