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Hi all,
Here is the June-July quiz:

https://theskysearchers.com/app.php/qui ... /questions

Enjoy
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Did I miss the May result?
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messier 111 wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 3:12 pm Did I miss the May result?
It's coming.
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Thanks for that, and thanks for the heads-up.
90% in 5 minutes
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Pretty darn poor. I need to brush up on these topics.
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As usual I didn't do very well, 20%.
I don't tend to bother much with statistics. Perhaps I should duck out of these contests.
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carastro wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:33 pm As usual I didn't do very well, 20%.
I don't tend to bother much with statistics. Perhaps I should duck out of these contests.
These quizzes take me many hours to conceive questions, research, come up with suitably tempting alternate answers, translate to French and then mark it up in the quiz editor. There aren't many short cuts.
Only 19 people played the last Apr-May quiz. If it came down to only those 4-5 people who get high scores and occasionally win each month, then I'll probably give it away.

It's not about winning or scores. You don't even need to publish your score. I get the names and scores straight off the quiz editor results page (not visible to members) to do my stats. But please do keep playing.

I try to structure some of the questions so that they are educational, make people think and hopefully learn something if they get it wrong.

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OzEclipse wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 1:38 am These quizzes take me many hours to conceive questions, research, come up with suitably tempting alternate answers, translate to French and then mark it up in the quiz editor. There aren't many short cuts.
Only 19 people played the last Apr-May quiz. If it came down to only those 4-5 people who get high scores and occasionally win each month, then I'll probably give it away.

It's not about winning or scores. You don't even need to publish your score. I get the names and scores straight off the quiz editor results page (not visible to members) to do my stats. But please do keep playing.

I try to structure some of the questions so that they are educational, make people think and hopefully learn something if they get it wrong.
Sorry, yes you must spend a lot of time preparing these quizes and we must appreciate that.

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Well that one was hard this month…😮
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70%

Lots of words. Took ages! Probably shouldn't do quizzing over breakfast!

Good quiz Joe.
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Oh, that was a tough one! I got lucky with my guesses and got 70%. And one question that I was sure I got right, I actually got wrong. I'm going to have to work that one out again to figure out why. So this is definitely educational!

Thank you for the effort you put into the quizzes, Joe. I find them both entertaining and educational.
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Not an easy one. But I'm proud to day that I did... better than pure chance. :)
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well, 70%, a bunch of guesses, definitely a difficult quiz.

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I found it more difficult than the last one, but I learned several things.
thx Joe for this most interesting quiz.
my mark this time is 70% in 6 minutes.
Thank you once again for translating the quiz, I really appreciate it.
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That was a hard one but I got 70%. Luckily I had just read an article on the Hubble Tension, else I would have been completely out of my depth. Cheers.
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60 percent correct and 100 percent guesses, but i still learned sometging so its all good
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For those who felt bad about their score and thought the quiz was hard, an AI bot just attempted the quiz and scored zero. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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60% here - and I also has recently read about the Hubble tension topic, so didn't have to guess on that one. Interesting thought problems in this volume.

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