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Quiz about The Moons Have It
Quiz about The Moons Have It

The Moons Have It Trivia Quiz


The excitement of creating a first moon quiz was too much for the Bees. Carried away, flying high and unable to stop, here's another team quiz from The Bees Knees.

A multiple-choice quiz by Team The Bees Knees. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
DaveH1960
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
353,828
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
414
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its performance by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Jane Jetson of animated sitcom fame was obsessed with fashion and gadgetry in the year 2062. What is the name of her favorite store in Orbit City? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The pejorative term 'Moonie' is sometimes used to refer to members of which church? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 'Blue Moon' is a classic popular song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. Many great artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra released singles of 'Blue Moon' in their own rendition. This popular song is also sung by Crewe Alexandra F.C.'s fans during football matches. Which other football club also adopted this song as their club's anthem? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. According to Chinese mythology, who is regarded as Goddess of the Moon? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What was the first spacecraft to reach the moon? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which Canadian musician released the album 'Harvest Moon' in 1992 that subsequently earned the 1994 Juno Award for album of the year? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the official name for Earth's moon? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. We all know that a 'Blue Moon' is something that happens infrequently. Can you tell me when the phrase was first used? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which Apollo mission carried the first Apollo 'Moon Buggy'? Hint



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1. Which song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its performance by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'?

Answer: Moon River

'Moon River' by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer was written specifically to fit Hepburn's vocal range. The lyrics were reworked to fit the theme of the movie.

Question supplied by u1corn
2. Jane Jetson of animated sitcom fame was obsessed with fashion and gadgetry in the year 2062. What is the name of her favorite store in Orbit City?

Answer: Mooning Dales

'The Jetsons' was an animated series featuring a space age family. It originally aired on ABC in 1962-1963 and returned with the same cast in 1985-1987. Whilst 'The Jetsons' used advanced robotic engineering to help them through their everyday lives, their stone age counterparts, 'The Flintstones', used animals as 'modern' household appliances.

Question supplied by MtnGuy1954
3. The pejorative term 'Moonie' is sometimes used to refer to members of which church?

Answer: Unification Church

The use of the word 'Moonie', first noted in 1974 in the American media, is a reference to the founder of the Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon. It has since been seen as a 'smear' word used in a prejudicial manner against members of the church and its use is discouraged within the US.

Question supplied by MtnGuy1954
4. 'Blue Moon' is a classic popular song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. Many great artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra released singles of 'Blue Moon' in their own rendition. This popular song is also sung by Crewe Alexandra F.C.'s fans during football matches. Which other football club also adopted this song as their club's anthem?

Answer: Manchester City F.C.

'Blue Moon' is a song which has been adopted by the fans of a number of British football league clubs but is most famously associated with Manchester City F.C. It was first sung by the Manchester City fans during the opening match of the 1989-1990 Premier League season against Liverpool at Anfield stadium.

Liverpool F.C.'s anthem is 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
West Ham United's anthem is 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'.
Chelsea F.C.'s anthem is 'Blue is the Colour'.

Question supplied by Leftenan99
5. According to Chinese mythology, who is regarded as Goddess of the Moon?

Answer: Chang'e

Chang'e, who is also known as Ch'ang-O, is the Chinese Goddess of the Moon. Unlike other moon goddesses, she does not represent the moon but was believed to live on the moon. For that, she is sometimes referred to as 'Woman on the Moon'.

Sun Wukong is the Monkey God, Guanyin is the Goddess of Mercy and Chuang-Mu is known as the Goddess of Bedroom.

Question supplied by Leftenan99
6. What was the first spacecraft to reach the moon?

Answer: Luna 2

Luna 2, a Russian spacecraft, was the first man made object to reach the moon. With a launch date of September 12th 1959, it was deliberately crash landed on the moon to the east of an area known as Mare Imbrium 33 hours later.

Originally, an earlier version, Luna 1, was destined for this honour. Due to a malfunction in a ground-based control centre, the rocket's burntime was too long and Luna 1 missed the moon by 5,900 Km (3,666 miles)Instead, it became the first man made object to go into orbit around the sun.

Question supplied by DaveH1960
7. Which Canadian musician released the album 'Harvest Moon' in 1992 that subsequently earned the 1994 Juno Award for album of the year?

Answer: Neil Young

'Harvest Moon' was released in 1992 by Neil Young and was named the 'Classic Rock Review' album of the year. The album was produced by Neil Young and Ben Keith. Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor were among the many artists who collaborated on the recording.

Question supplied by MtnGuy1954
8. What is the official name for Earth's moon?

Answer: Moon

When early astronomers named Earth's moon the Moon, they had no prior knowledge of moons orbiting other planets in our solar system. Now that we know other planets have their own moon(s) in orbit, Earth's moon is called the Moon with the capitalization of the letter 'M' to differentiate Earth's moon from the rest.

Callisto, Ganymede and Europa are three of the four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter.

Question supplied by Leftenan99
9. We all know that a 'Blue Moon' is something that happens infrequently. Can you tell me when the phrase was first used?

Answer: 1524 - English pamphlet against the clergy

A 1524 pamphlet written in England, and attacking the clergy at the time, is the first confirmed use of the phrase 'Blue Moon'; "If they say the moon is belewe [blue] / We must believe that it is true". This is a reference to the method of calculating Easter where Easter is defined as the Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox. Occasionally this resulted in an extra full moon during the period known as Lent. The church had to decide whether this was a 'Real' full moon or a 'False' (or betrayer) moon. If the clergy decided it was a 'Betrayer', or belewe, moon then the populace were expected to fast for a further month.

After Krakatoa erupted in 1883, the moon appeared to be a blue colour for nearly two years. Other volcanic eruptions have had the same affect, most recently Mount St Helens in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991.

A 'Sky and Telescope' magazine article in 1946 was entitled "Once in a Blue Moon" and referred to a 1937 farmer's almanac which stated that every few years there were 13 full moons in a year instead of the more usual 12. This extra moon was called a 'Blue Moon'.

To my knowledge, although Shakespeare mentions the Moon in a number of his plays he never uses the phrase 'Blue Moon'.

Question supplied by DaveH1960
10. Which Apollo mission carried the first Apollo 'Moon Buggy'?

Answer: Apollo 15

Apollo 15 carried the first manned LRV (Lunar Rover Vehicle) in 1971, followed by two others on Apollos 16 & 17. All three remain on the Moon.
The Russians landed the first Lunar Rover on the Moon in 1970. Lunokhod 1 was the Russian's second attempt at landing an unmanned LRV on the Moon. The first machine, Lunokhod 1A was destroyed during launch in 1969.
Lunokhod 1 operated for 322 days and covered approximately 10.5 Km. A follow up mission, Lunokhod 2, operated for 4 months covering a total of 35 Km.

Question supplied by DaveH1960
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