Astro trivia quiz for May

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Greetings again excellent TSSers, another trivia quiz for you. Here’s the link:
https://forms.gle/y2uvNB5ZFZMYroKx5

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!

Enjoy!
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Thanks for posting the quiz Ray!
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12/20. Had to guess on some multi-point questions. Over-thought on a single-pointer.
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15/20. My best result for a while. I seem to be improving as I get better.
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thx .
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Wow!!! 20/20 for two months in a row, I officially retire, can't repeat that.

I can go now, couple 20's, 2 hole in ones, mortgage paid,
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I got 12 of 20.

I asked my sister to take it, who knows almost nothing about astronomy - and she got 11. So what do I know....
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A disappointing 14 - but every day's a school day
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A dismal 12 but I enjoyed this one a lot.
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A complete guess at the world fair question but 20/20
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Lady Fraktor wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 7:38 am A complete guess at the world fair question but 20/20
That's great Gabrielle. On that WF question I made out a certain assumption that was incorrect.
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13/20. Would have been a bit higher but my spelling did not qualify for even a "close enough" :P
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helicon wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 8:09 pm I got 12 of 20.

I asked my sister to take it, who knows almost nothing about astronomy - and she got 11. So what do I know....
Michael,
12 is a very respectable score, demonstrates a very sound knowledge of astronomy, and just means you didn't guess right on the high scoring "have to guess" sci-fi and slightly off topic questions. At least that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Late to the game, but I scored 18. I guessed at the NASA predecessor and missed it. But agree with Gfamily - "every day is a school day"
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