This week, TWQ (the Weekend Question) asks a series of really hard quiz questions. Don't try to look them up, but see how many you get right. I'll publish the answers in two or three days..
How many can YOU answer?
1: In Jules Verne's "from Earth to the Moon" 3 men are blasted to the moon by cannon. Their speed of departure has proven to be the earth's escape velocity. What is it? 7 miles a second
2: Why was the novel 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury so named? The temperature at which book paper burns.
3: What is the number of Fox Mulder's apartment in The X Files? 42
4: Will Smith played the part of Steven Hiller in the film 'Independence Day'. What was his codename? Eagle
5: What was Mickey Mouse's original name? Mortimer Mouse
6: Acid rain is composed mainly of the oxides of two elements. Give either. suphere or nitrogen
7: What name is given to the negative electrode of an electrolytic cell? Cathode
8: In mythology what was Minerva the Goddess of? Wisdom
9: Who invented the lift/elevator in 1853? Elisha Otis
10:Which country produces 70% of the world's olive oil? Greece