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Quiz about No No a Thousand Times No

No, No, a Thousand Times, No! Trivia Quiz


Well, maybe not a THOUSAND times--that would be a long quiz. But we will have TEN related that will all begin with two simple letters we tend not to want to hear..."NO!"

A multiple-choice quiz by Spaudrey. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Spaudrey
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
347,013
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
4740
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. The abbreviation "NO" was found on many an old nautical map pointing certain conditions of the weather in the area. Translating into English, what did "NO" stand for? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. There are many countries, provinces, territories and states in our world that begin with "NO". Of the four cities listed, which one is a capital of one of them? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Mel Brooks released the movie "Silent Movie" in 1976, a comedy parodying much of the idiosyncrasies found in the old style silent films. There was no dialogue, save for one word..."NON!" (the French word for "no") Which actor was it that spoke this singular line? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In 1980, the British band New Order was formed, taking its members from the band Joy Division after one of its members committed suicide. They had some success on the dance charts, as their new wave electronic style was very popular during that mid 1980s era. Commonly abbreviated "N.O.", this band originated in what country? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The chemical element with symbol No is atomic number 102, and was first named in 1957. After which notable scientist was the radioactive element named? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Many movies have begun with the two letters "NO". Of these choices, one of them won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Which of these choices won this coveted Oscar? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A low-lying county in eastern England, Norfolk is the fifth largest county in England by size, but one of the lowest in terms of population density (2012 data). The county town of Norfolk also begins with "No"--it being which city? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Norfolk is also a popular name for locations all across the world, originating in the early 18th century in the United Kingdom. Which of these is NOT a location in the world that associates itself with the name Norfolk? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A nosebleed is rarely a pleasant experience, but it sounds a little less dangerous when you refer to it by its scientific name. What is that other name for a nosebleed? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The chemical compound NO, or nitric oxide, is a neurotransmitter in the body and was named "Science" magazine's Molecule of the Year in 1992. One interesting fact about the compound, though, is that is has an odd number of electrons, which lends it certain chemical properties. What name is given to such reactive compounds that often participate in chain reactions? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The abbreviation "NO" was found on many an old nautical map pointing certain conditions of the weather in the area. Translating into English, what did "NO" stand for?

Answer: Northeast

Northeast was pronounced "Nord-Ost" in German. The term Nord-Ost was abbreviated "NO" and was used on nautical maps as the universal term for the direction.
2. There are many countries, provinces, territories and states in our world that begin with "NO". Of the four cities listed, which one is a capital of one of them?

Answer: Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway, in Northern Europe. Vancouver is the largest city of the province of British Columbia, but not even the capital (Victoria is). Another province, Nova Scotia, has Halifax as its capital. Columbia and Pierre are both capitals of South Carolina and South Dakota.

The capitals of their counterparts, North Carolina and North Dakota, are Raleigh and Bismarck, respectively.
3. Mel Brooks released the movie "Silent Movie" in 1976, a comedy parodying much of the idiosyncrasies found in the old style silent films. There was no dialogue, save for one word..."NON!" (the French word for "no") Which actor was it that spoke this singular line?

Answer: Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau joined in the gags of the movie, as Mel decided that the only line to be spoken in the movie would be ironically done by the world's most famous mime. "Silent Movie" came out thirty-five years before "The Artist", to much less critical acclaim, as Mel chose to poke fun at the silent film genre with his production. 2011's "The Artist" embraced everything we had forgotten about the era, and became one of the collective critic's darlings.
4. In 1980, the British band New Order was formed, taking its members from the band Joy Division after one of its members committed suicide. They had some success on the dance charts, as their new wave electronic style was very popular during that mid 1980s era. Commonly abbreviated "N.O.", this band originated in what country?

Answer: England

English band New Order achieved a record likely never to be broken. Their single "Blue Monday" was the highest selling 12" single of the era, and considering the vinyl era has all but ceased, it will probably be a record to stand forever. The band sporadically reformed to make more music for the next twenty or so years, but continued to work without one of their original members, Peter Hook.
5. The chemical element with symbol No is atomic number 102, and was first named in 1957. After which notable scientist was the radioactive element named?

Answer: Alfred Nobel

First discovered in 1957, Nobelium was first created from curium by Swedish physicists. The radioactive member of the actinide series decays so quickly that scientists aren't even sure what it would look like. The element was almost immediately named for Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite in 1867, followed by several other explosive substances.

When Nobel's brother died in 1888, a newspaper published Alfred's obituary instead, criticizing the scientist for finding new ways of killing people as his life achievement. Hurt, Nobel left what would today be millions of dollars in his will to founding the Nobel Prizes.
6. Many movies have begun with the two letters "NO". Of these choices, one of them won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Which of these choices won this coveted Oscar?

Answer: No Country for Old Men

"No Country for Old Men" won the Best Picture Oscar in 2007, winning the award for movie brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem, the plot was taken from the book of the same name. Bardem would also walk away with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
7. A low-lying county in eastern England, Norfolk is the fifth largest county in England by size, but one of the lowest in terms of population density (2012 data). The county town of Norfolk also begins with "No"--it being which city?

Answer: Norwich

Norfolk is bordered counterclockwise by Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, the North Sea and the Wash. Norwich, the county town, is located in the middle of the land on the River Wensum. Norwich was England's second largest city in the 11th century, and was an important part of the British kingdom.
8. Norfolk is also a popular name for locations all across the world, originating in the early 18th century in the United Kingdom. Which of these is NOT a location in the world that associates itself with the name Norfolk?

Answer: A territory in Finland

Norfolk originated from the Normans in England around the time of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The name derives from "North folk", the people who lived in the territory. There is also a Suffolk, England, short for "South folk". Other locations to feature the name are towns in New York, Connecticut and Nebraska, and several breeds of animals, including the Norfolk terrier and the Norfolk Black, a breed of turkey.
9. A nosebleed is rarely a pleasant experience, but it sounds a little less dangerous when you refer to it by its scientific name. What is that other name for a nosebleed?

Answer: Epistaxis

Epistaxis is a term derived from the Greek words "Above" and "Drip", or "Epi" and "Stazos". While unpleasant, it is rarely fatal. In a recorded period in the U.S., 2.4 million deaths occurred, only four were from nosebleed.
10. The chemical compound NO, or nitric oxide, is a neurotransmitter in the body and was named "Science" magazine's Molecule of the Year in 1992. One interesting fact about the compound, though, is that is has an odd number of electrons, which lends it certain chemical properties. What name is given to such reactive compounds that often participate in chain reactions?

Answer: Free radicals

In covalent chemical compounds, electrons are usually found in pairs, because a covalent bond means that an electron pair is shared between two atoms. However, radicals can form when either heat or light provides enough energy to cleave a covalent bond "homolytically." Rather than forming ions (charged particles) when one atom takes both of the negatively-charged electrons, both fragments take one electron, forming neutral free radicals.

Radicals are very reactive compounds, and especially in chain reactions. In a chain reaction, a free radical is formed from the end product, meaning that the cycle will continue until a "chain-terminating" step, when the radical is finally used up. A radical reaction is responsible for the creation of polymers like plastics, as well as the destruction of the ozone layer in the stratosphere. Nitric oxide, however, serves mostly beneficial purposes in the body, as a signaling molecule that relaxes muscles and dilates blood vessels.
Source: Author Spaudrey

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