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Quiz about Mind The Gap
Quiz about Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap Trivia Quiz


'Mind the Gap' is a cultural reference originating the London Underground as a safety warning to passengers. Can you pick where these cultural references in 'World of Warcraft' originally came from?

A multiple-choice quiz by lones78. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
lones78
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
327,986
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
513
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Question 1 of 10
1. The quest 'This One Time, When I Was Drunk' is a reference to which 1999 comedy movie starring Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The quest 'The Green Hills of Stranglethorn', the achievements 'Hills Like White Elekk' and 'The Old Gnome and the Sea', along with the quest giver 'Hemet Nesingwary' are all cultural references to which famous storyteller? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The quest 'It's All Fun and Games' asks for 'The Ocular' (which floats above the Shadow Vault's spires) to be destroyed. The 'Eye of Sauron' above the tower of Barad-dur is similar in appearance to 'The Ocular'. In which 2003 Peter Jackson movie, filmed in New Zealand would one find the 'Eye of Sauron'? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. As a part of the quest 'The Nefarious Clam Master K', Clam Master K must be defeated. This is a reference to the late Jam-Master Jay who was the DJ of which hip hop group? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. World of Warcraft also has several references to other video games. An item 'The Gunblade' and a flower merchant 'Aerith Primrose' (referencing Aerith Gainsborough), along with several Norse gods appear in which Square Enix game (series)? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In the sewers of Dalaran a rat can be seen surrounded by four baby turtles. Which comic, later made into an animated TV show and movies, does this scene reference? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. While not used for time travel in World of Warcraft, the 'Fluxing Energy Coils' are a reference to the 'Flux Capacitor' used in which 1980s movie? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The 'Surge Needle' in Dragonblight resembles which Seattle tower (including the rotating platform at the top of the tower)? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The quest 'Welcome to the Jungle' and the achievement 'Use Your Illusion' refer to which heavy metal band, formed in 1985? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. During the quest 'Flight of the Wintergarde Defender' the line "Come with me if you want to live" is spoken. Which movie series is this line referenced from? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The quest 'This One Time, When I Was Drunk' is a reference to which 1999 comedy movie starring Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan?

Answer: American Pie

'This One Time, When I Was Drunk' entails talking to Boxey Boltspinner at the Brewfest camp. By explaining your heroic actions to keep the camp safe from Dark Iron dwarves, you will receive Brewfest Prize Tokens.
The cultural reference is to Alyson Hannigan's character, Michelle, speaking about "this one time, at band camp..." This phrase is so well known that there are several sites dedicated to jokes starting with the phrase.
2. The quest 'The Green Hills of Stranglethorn', the achievements 'Hills Like White Elekk' and 'The Old Gnome and the Sea', along with the quest giver 'Hemet Nesingwary' are all cultural references to which famous storyteller?

Answer: Ernest Hemingway

'The Green Hills of Stranglethorn' refers to 'Green Hills of Africa', 'Hills Like White Elekk' refers to 'Hills Like White Elephants', and 'The Old Gnome and the Sea' refers to 'The Old Man and the Sea'. The fish vendor 'Old Man Heming in Booty Bay' is also a reference to 'The Old Man and the Sea'. 'Hemet Nesingwary' is an anagram of Ernest Hemingway.
3. The quest 'It's All Fun and Games' asks for 'The Ocular' (which floats above the Shadow Vault's spires) to be destroyed. The 'Eye of Sauron' above the tower of Barad-dur is similar in appearance to 'The Ocular'. In which 2003 Peter Jackson movie, filmed in New Zealand would one find the 'Eye of Sauron'?

Answer: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

'The Ocular' and the 'Eye of Sauron' are similar in appearance in that they are both the shape of a big eye in the sky looming over some sort of towered building.
The name of the quest 'It's All Fun and Games' is borrowed from the term 'it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye'. The original saying dates back to Ancient Roman times when the only way to be disqualified from a wrestling match was to poke out someone's eye. The destruction of 'The Ocular' refers back to the 'somebody loses an eye' part of the saying.
4. As a part of the quest 'The Nefarious Clam Master K', Clam Master K must be defeated. This is a reference to the late Jam-Master Jay who was the DJ of which hip hop group?

Answer: Run DMC

Jam Master Jay was born Jason William Mizell in 1965. He was the DJ for Run DMC from 1982. He was murdered in a recording studio in 2002.
5. World of Warcraft also has several references to other video games. An item 'The Gunblade' and a flower merchant 'Aerith Primrose' (referencing Aerith Gainsborough), along with several Norse gods appear in which Square Enix game (series)?

Answer: Final Fantasy

The Gunblade is the main weapon of Squall Leonhart in Final Fantasy VIII, and Aerith Gainsborough is a major character and flower seller in Final Fantasy VII. Several Norse gods appear in both World of Warcraft and the Final Fantasy series games.
6. In the sewers of Dalaran a rat can be seen surrounded by four baby turtles. Which comic, later made into an animated TV show and movies, does this scene reference?

Answer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The four turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo (themselves references to renaissance artists) are trained by their teacher and father figure, Splinter the rat. They (or a reference to them) is seen in the sewers of Dalaran near some pipes and some glowing ooze which (according to legend) is how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles acquired their human-like characteristics.
7. While not used for time travel in World of Warcraft, the 'Fluxing Energy Coils' are a reference to the 'Flux Capacitor' used in which 1980s movie?

Answer: Back to the Future

It is also believed that the LMS Mark II in Ulduar hovers similar to that of the time train in the third 'Back to the Future' movie.
I must also note that this quiz has been written on the sixth of July, 2010 which is when Marty McFly first arrived in the future from 1985. Coincidence? Maybe not, but I AM wondering where all our hoverboards are...
8. The 'Surge Needle' in Dragonblight resembles which Seattle tower (including the rotating platform at the top of the tower)?

Answer: Space Needle

Although the Surge Needle is a hovering structure, it does resemble Seattle's Space Needle tower. It can be found hovering over the Moonrest Gardens in Dragonblight.
The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It makes appearances in several movies, TV shows, literary works, video games, music, and even as a Lego toy.
9. The quest 'Welcome to the Jungle' and the achievement 'Use Your Illusion' refer to which heavy metal band, formed in 1985?

Answer: Guns 'N Roses

'Use Your Illusion' was a double album released by Guns 'N' Roses in 1991, which was the first time any band had released two albums and had them debut at number one and two at the same time. 'Welcome to the Jungle' was the first track released off their 'Appetite for Destruction' album.
The 'Welcome to the Jungle' quest involves speaking with Hemet Nesingway Jr (reference to Ernest Hemingway) and being trained in the ways of hunting, tracking and killing.
10. During the quest 'Flight of the Wintergarde Defender' the line "Come with me if you want to live" is spoken. Which movie series is this line referenced from?

Answer: Terminator

This line is said in both Terminator 1 and 2 movies and, in both cases, said to Sarah Connor.
A description of the Warrior ability Bladestorm is also modeled on description of the threat posed by the Terminator in the first 'Terminator' movie, as spoken by the character Kyle Reese.
Source: Author lones78

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