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Quiz about 321Liftoff

3...2...1...Liftoff! Trivia Quiz


This is my 100th quiz! Prepare for liftoff as we witness toy rockets "headed for space" taking off from various locations around the world. Do you know where each launch site is? Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by jonnowales. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
jonnowales
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
316,580
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Dr Liv Toff is a budding rocket scientist and she has designed a rather impressive toy rocket. Her work takes her around the world and she takes her toy rocket with her for personal amusement. She went on a business trip to a European city which has many impressive cathedrals such as Notre Dame. In which city must Liv Toff be if she prepares her rocket for liftoff on the banks of the river Seine? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Liv Toff had some work to do in one of the major European capitals. She was needed by the national government, based in this capital, as an adviser on whether to go commence investment into an improved space programme. Of course, Dr Toff took her toy rocket with her and she decided to test it out on the banks of the river Havel in her free time. Where could she be? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. When Dr Liv Toff was called by the Russian government to attend a secret meeting in an unspecified Russian city to talk about their space programme, she had no idea where she'd end up. When she arrived, everything was clandestine but she did notice through a window a sign saying "Barents Sea" in Russian. Liv Toff immediately knew where she was, but do you? If you are unsure, then perhaps the fact that it is one of the most populated areas north of the Arctic Circle may help you name it. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Dr Liv Toff found herself with a week off from work! So, she decided to take the opportunity to go on a trip with her toy rocket (she is a little crazy) to the Himalayas. She visited Nepal and set off her rocket on Mount Everest and then decided to visit K2, which is on the border of Pakistan and what other country? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Dr Liv Toff's job as a rocket scientist takes her, and her toy rocket, around the world. Her latest assignment was to visit research laboratories in Seoul and Busan, both cities in South Korea. Which of these cities is officially a port?

Answer: (One Word - *Seoul or Busan*)
Question 6 of 10
6. Dr Liv Toff had just fallen asleep after a long night of calculations and physics equations when a phone call from Australia awoke her. Liv Toff was used to this and so made her way 'Down Under' with a minimal amount of moans and groans. Her assistant informed Liv Toff that she would be visiting the city that is near the Mount Lofty Ranges. Which Australian city would Liv Toff be visiting? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dr Liv Toff was giving a lecture on rocket science to a group of university students in Brasilia, Brazil and when it finished she decided to take her toy rocket to the Amazon rainforest. Which of the following is a city in the Amazon rainforest? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Dr Liv Toff was on a plane traveling to one of the largest cities in the United States. What American city would Liv Toff be visiting if she was planning to use her expertise in the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center ("JSC")? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Dr Liv Toff made her way from the United States to Northern Ireland where she was due to give another guest lecture at a local university. Before the lecture, she decided to take her toy rocket to the banks of the River Lagan to prepare for liftoff! In what city is Liv Toff? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Dr Liv Toff was needed by the Welsh Assembly to present some evidence that would contribute towards the future of the study of rocket science in Wales. Which city would Liv Toff be in if she traveled along the River Taff to join the debate at the Senedd? Hint



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1. Dr Liv Toff is a budding rocket scientist and she has designed a rather impressive toy rocket. Her work takes her around the world and she takes her toy rocket with her for personal amusement. She went on a business trip to a European city which has many impressive cathedrals such as Notre Dame. In which city must Liv Toff be if she prepares her rocket for liftoff on the banks of the river Seine?

Answer: Paris

Liv Toff and her rocket are in the romantic city of Paris, a city in a world centre of gastronomy, France. The Seine is the source of much of the apparent Parisian romanticism especially when the rippling water reflects the colours of the city lights at night. Many visitors cross the Seine via the St-Michel bridge and stroll in a leisurely manner to the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, one of the most famous cathedrals in the world.

The city's nightlife, both the pure and the somewhat less innocent, was captured by the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a man whose paintings have sold for massive sums of money.
2. Liv Toff had some work to do in one of the major European capitals. She was needed by the national government, based in this capital, as an adviser on whether to go commence investment into an improved space programme. Of course, Dr Toff took her toy rocket with her and she decided to test it out on the banks of the river Havel in her free time. Where could she be?

Answer: Berlin

Yes, Dr Liv Toff and her rocket are in Berlin, the German capital city. Berlin is architecturally stunning and this includes the Brandenburg Gate, a structure representing peace, which is recognised around the world. The Brandenburg Gate has welcomed many foreign Presidents and Prime Ministers to Germany before the leaders go on to give a speech to the public on a stage set-up such that the fabulous structure is situated behind the politicians.
3. When Dr Liv Toff was called by the Russian government to attend a secret meeting in an unspecified Russian city to talk about their space programme, she had no idea where she'd end up. When she arrived, everything was clandestine but she did notice through a window a sign saying "Barents Sea" in Russian. Liv Toff immediately knew where she was, but do you? If you are unsure, then perhaps the fact that it is one of the most populated areas north of the Arctic Circle may help you name it.

Answer: Murmansk

The geography of the part of the world that is north of the Arctic Circle is truly fascinating. With extremely variable conditions, such as ice sheets in Greenland and relatively ice-free conditions in Murmansk, the region is inherently intriguing.

Murmansk, in the northwest of Russia, has for a very long time been the most populated city north of the Arctic Circle, but the Russian census of 2002 reveals some very interesting statistics. The population of Murmansk in 2002 was registered as 336,137, whereas in the census of 1989 the population was 468,039. That is a staggering 28.2% decrease in the population of Murmansk in just thirteen years.

Dr Liv Toff was very disappointed that she couldn't set off her rocket in Murmansk, but, don't fear! She (and her rocket) will be back...
4. Dr Liv Toff found herself with a week off from work! So, she decided to take the opportunity to go on a trip with her toy rocket (she is a little crazy) to the Himalayas. She visited Nepal and set off her rocket on Mount Everest and then decided to visit K2, which is on the border of Pakistan and what other country?

Answer: China

K2 is sometimes referred to as Mount Godwin-Austen, and despite the occasional usage of the latter, it has been rejected by the Royal Geographical Society who will only recognise the name K2. This mountain is particularly tricky to climb and a statistic I find very interesting is that for every four climbers that successfully conquer K2, one fails and that failure results in an unfortunate death.

Dr Liv Toff is only a novice mountain climber and had no intention of reaching the summit of either Mount Everest or K2, but she did get high enough to see some wonderful views and, of course, prepare her toy rocket for liftoff!
5. Dr Liv Toff's job as a rocket scientist takes her, and her toy rocket, around the world. Her latest assignment was to visit research laboratories in Seoul and Busan, both cities in South Korea. Which of these cities is officially a port?

Answer: Busan

The city of Busan, also known as Pusan, is not just the biggest port in South Korea but one of the biggest port cities in the world! Larger again is the South Korean capital of Seoul. This city is one of the most populated in the world and is a major part of the Seoul National Capital Area. Within this area is another port, Incheon, and this essentially serves as the main port for Seoul.

Needless to say that Dr Liv Toff was excited about launching her rocket in both of these splendid cities. She waited till the late evening to indulge in her hobby as the evocative and dazzling lights of many colours shining across the cities would provide a perfect background for the liftoff!
6. Dr Liv Toff had just fallen asleep after a long night of calculations and physics equations when a phone call from Australia awoke her. Liv Toff was used to this and so made her way 'Down Under' with a minimal amount of moans and groans. Her assistant informed Liv Toff that she would be visiting the city that is near the Mount Lofty Ranges. Which Australian city would Liv Toff be visiting?

Answer: Adelaide

The wonderfully named Mount Lofty Ranges is a set of mountain ranges in the state of Southern Australia not far from the city of Adelaide. These ranges would provide perfect seclusion for Dr Liv Toff to take her toy space rocket!

Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia in terms of population, but this relatively small population is very cosmopolitan. Adelaide has a particularly large percentage of English residents as well as being home to individuals from Italy, Vietnam and Greece.
7. Dr Liv Toff was giving a lecture on rocket science to a group of university students in Brasilia, Brazil and when it finished she decided to take her toy rocket to the Amazon rainforest. Which of the following is a city in the Amazon rainforest?

Answer: Manaus

Manaus is an interesting city situated in the jungle! The mental image of a city built around the trees with the wildlife living alongside the human residents springs to mind, but sadly there is very little greenery in Manaus. The city is expanding to accommodate the vast waves of ecotourists as well as people moving from cities such as Rio de Janeiro who wish to start life afresh.

Dr Liv Toff decided that she wanted to launch her rocket outside the Amazonas Opera House. For some reason the thought of an opera house in the middle of a rainforest always makes me smile.
8. Dr Liv Toff was on a plane traveling to one of the largest cities in the United States. What American city would Liv Toff be visiting if she was planning to use her expertise in the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center ("JSC")?

Answer: Houston

Houston must surely be the perfect place for Liv Toff to launch her rocket. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center houses the Mission Control Center (MCC-H), which is a center that coordinates space travel that involves humans. The most famous missions that were coordinated by the Mission Control Center in Houston were the Apollo manned missions to the moon.
9. Dr Liv Toff made her way from the United States to Northern Ireland where she was due to give another guest lecture at a local university. Before the lecture, she decided to take her toy rocket to the banks of the River Lagan to prepare for liftoff! In what city is Liv Toff?

Answer: Belfast

Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, is found in the province of Ulster. Northern Ireland is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The other three countries are England, Scotland and Wales.

One of the most famous ships in naval history, the RMS Titanic, was constructed in the city of Belfast. Titanic, the "unsinkable" ship, would of course go on to strike an iceberg in the middle of the north Atlantic ocean and roughly 1500 people would die as a result.

Out of Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Limerick, only Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The other three are found in the Republic of Ireland (Eire). It doesn't matter to Liv Toff anyway, find her a launch site and she and her rocket will be there!
10. Dr Liv Toff was needed by the Welsh Assembly to present some evidence that would contribute towards the future of the study of rocket science in Wales. Which city would Liv Toff be in if she traveled along the River Taff to join the debate at the Senedd?

Answer: Cardiff

Liv Toff would be in the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. Seeing as I cycle to lectures along the River Taff (or Afon Taf in Welsh) every morning, I thought I'd have to throw in a question about it!

The Senedd is the building that includes the debating chamber of the Welsh Assembly. The introduction of a devolved Welsh government was controversial and was set-up amidst much apathy. Very few people turned up to vote and the pro-Welsh Assembly lobby won the referendum despite most people not really wanting it. The lesson to be learned perhaps is to use your vote!
Source: Author jonnowales

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