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# Pop Culture Math II: Not Nearly as Difficult Quiz

### My original Pop Culture Math quiz turned out to be harder to play than I thought. This time there will only be two numerical enigmas per question to decipher. Hope you enjoy this one a little more than the first. All answers are whole numbers.

A multiple-choice quiz by Spaudrey. Estimated time: 7 mins.

Author
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
329,937
Updated
Oct 21 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
301
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Question 1 of 10
1. Take Ben Folds' Group number. Multiply that by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything". What is the final product?

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Question 2 of 10
2. Take Kevin Spacey's 2008 MIT-inspired movie title. Divide that by the number of "Coins in the Fountain". What is the final quotient in this problem?

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Question 3 of 10
3. Start out with the Route Number you "get your kicks on". Subtract the number that is a triskaidekaphobian's worst nightmare. What is the final answer?

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Question 4 of 10
4. Take Joseph Heller's "Catch" number. Add to that number the number of times Lionel Richie's girlfriend is a "Lady". What is the sum here?

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Question 5 of 10
5. Let's start out with Nick Lachey's number of "Degrees". Subtract from that a perfect TOTAL score on "Dancing With the Stars". What is the final difference?

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Question 6 of 10
6. Time for a question on years: Take the year Johnny Carson retired from the "Tonight Show" and the Olympics were in Barcelona. Subtract from that the year that Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency and the Ali/Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match took place in Zaire. What do you get for a final difference?

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Question 7 of 10
7. Take Bruce Springsteen's number of "Avenue Freezeout". Subtract from that the title of Pearl Jam's first album. What is the final result, or difference?

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Question 8 of 10
8. Start out with Nevada's forbidden "Area". Add to that the number of face cards in a standard deck of cards, jokers not included. What is the final sum?

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Question 9 of 10
9. Start out with Nena's number of "Luftballons". Divide that by the number that Spinal Tap's amplifiers "go up to". What is the quotient you are left with?

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Question 10 of 10
10. Let's start out with the movie "Short Circuit" and its Robot "number" (Number ____ is alive!). Multiply that by the number of continents on Earth. What is the final product?

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Take Ben Folds' Group number. Multiply that by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything". What is the final product?

Ben Folds formed his group "Ben Folds Five" in the 1990's. And 42 is "The Answer to the Ultimate Question..." in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This gives us (5 x 42 = 210).
2. Take Kevin Spacey's 2008 MIT-inspired movie title. Divide that by the number of "Coins in the Fountain". What is the final quotient in this problem?

Kevin Spacey starred in "21" with Kate Bosworth in 2008. And in 1954 was the movie "Three Coins in the Fountain". The final tally is seven (21 / 3 = 7).
3. Start out with the Route Number you "get your kicks on". Subtract the number that is a triskaidekaphobian's worst nightmare. What is the final answer?

Nat King Cole's famous 1946 song "Route 66" gives us the first number. And a person with triskaidekaphobia fears the number thirteen. 66 - 13 = 53.
4. Take Joseph Heller's "Catch" number. Add to that number the number of times Lionel Richie's girlfriend is a "Lady". What is the sum here?

"Catch 22" is a 1961 book by Joseph Heller. And "Three Times a Lady" was a 1978 Number One hit for the Commodores. Therefore, 22 + 3 = 25.
5. Let's start out with Nick Lachey's number of "Degrees". Subtract from that a perfect TOTAL score on "Dancing With the Stars". What is the final difference?

Nick Lachey got his start in the boy band "98 Degrees". And with three judges giving out perfect 10's on 'Dancing With the Stars", you get thirty. So our final tally is (98 - 30 = 68).
6. Time for a question on years: Take the year Johnny Carson retired from the "Tonight Show" and the Olympics were in Barcelona. Subtract from that the year that Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency and the Ali/Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match took place in Zaire. What do you get for a final difference?

Johnny Carson retired in May 22, 1992, and the Barcelona Summer Olympics opened July 25 of the same year. Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, and Muhammad Ali regained his Heavyweight title when the "Rumble" took place in Kinshasa, Zaire on October 20, 1974. Our final total is eighteen (1992 - 1974 = 18).
7. Take Bruce Springsteen's number of "Avenue Freezeout". Subtract from that the title of Pearl Jam's first album. What is the final result, or difference?

"Tenth Avenue Freezeout" was not a huge hit for Springsteen on the charts, never getting higher than #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it has maintained its exposure on classic rock stations, and also as one of the songs he sang at the Super Bowl. And Pearl Jam burst onto the scene in 1993 with their album "Ten" with hits such as "Jeremy" and "Alive".

Therefore our final tally is (10 - 10 = 0).
8. Start out with Nevada's forbidden "Area". Add to that the number of face cards in a standard deck of cards, jokers not included. What is the final sum?

"Area 51" is the title that the CIA of the United States has attributed to the secret military base since 1967. And there are three face cards in each of the four suits in a deck of cards giving us twelve. Grand Total: (51 + 12 = 63)
9. Start out with Nena's number of "Luftballons". Divide that by the number that Spinal Tap's amplifiers "go up to". What is the quotient you are left with?