Astro Trivia Quiz for September

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Greetings again excellent TSSers, another trivia quiz for you. Here’s the link:
https://forms.gle/igHnELrfm6kszqfY7

For the short answer questions, spelling does not matter. Misspelled answers will have scores adjusted.

Remember:
1. No online research allowed, your own pure brain only.
2. On multiple choice questions, feel free to guess. You may get lucky!
3. If you have a comment about a question, please do NOT give away the correct answer!
4. Please do not repeat the quiz, at least not until after I announce the Champ sometime next week.

Enjoy!
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14/20

I over thought the GRP question!

Good quiz Ray. Thanks

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Post by helicon »

nice quiz, I got 11/20
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Well 12/20 for me. But, I got docked because I spelled out the number of times Jupiter rotated over two earth days rather than putting the numeral. Oy!
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Post by KingNothing13 »

I am REALLY bad at this, :lol:
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Better than I thought I'd do, 9/20. Of course, a few were just a guess. I probably deserved a 6 :lol:

Thanks Raymond :D

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Post by sdbodin »

Got 14/20, guessed wrong on the Jupiter set, well math not my strong point, spelling either.

Fun as usual,
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16/20 which was a huge surprise considering how many I guessed on. :D
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15/20. Seems my guesses are getting betterer!
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Disappointing 12 points, too many questions where I didn't pay enough attention.
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I am pleased to have done vastly better this time than in the past: 11/20.
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12/20. Some of my guesses were luckier than I thought. :doh:
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8/20 but should go to ten once scores are adjusted. I spelled a number instead of typing the numerical figure.

Great quiz Raymond! Love doing these despite my dismal scores. I think this is the worst i've done in a while.

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Post by Raymondhow »

16 responses, average score was 10.38 out of 20.
Best scores this month were 15 by Mike Nicholson, and 16 by JGM. Hurrah!
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That was fun, thank you Ray :)
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