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Greetings again excellent TSSers, another trivia quiz for you. Here’s the link:
https://forms.gle/Gq7yMPnjw8vWQxhx7

This is a short one, all multiple choice.

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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oh, that was hard!, but i got 2 of the good questions correct xd 3/14, i know my dart and ellipcal orbits
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Whew - 9 of 14 and had to guess (incorrectly) on the SW and UMa questions.

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I got 5/14. Guessed on several questions and struck out. This is one of the tougher quizzes so far.
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7/14. I had to guess a lot, and got lucky on one.

I love these quizzes. They are hard enough to be interesting.
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Wow. 4/14 :roll: but great quiz. More fun when they are hard.
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Got a 9/14, good guesses were the reason, not 'mind-power'.

Fun and educational as always,
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5/14 - that was a tough one!
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I'm happy to set a low bar, just 2.
Can't complain, it's just just a case of none of my guesses coming good.
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Akk I only got 5

How come the only guess I got right was the start wars question? I don't remember a thing from the Sith movie!
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Well, I was one of the first to take the quiz and felt pretty deflated when I saw the result: 4

But I can now see that I'm not far from the average.

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Well 5 of 14. Some really obscure stuff there. Think I'll go have lunch.
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Well I ashamedly admit that I got 12/14 points on this one. However, rest assured it was mostly pure luck of the guess. A few I knew for certain but many guessed, including the Star Wars question, which I missed. The best I've done at guessing overall. Perhaps my success at guessing was a subliminal indication that I know more than I think - but I doubt it! :lol:
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kt4hx wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:25 am Well I ashamedly admit that I got 12/14 points on this one. However, rest assured it was mostly pure luck of the guess. A few I knew for certain but many guessed, including the Star Wars question, which I missed. The best I've done at guessing overall. Perhaps my success at guessing was a subliminal indication that I know more than I think - but I doubt it! :lol:
Allan, were you wearing the Santa Claus beard when you took the test ???

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BABOafrica wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:37 pm
kt4hx wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:25 am Well I ashamedly admit that I got 12/14 points on this one. However, rest assured it was mostly pure luck of the guess. A few I knew for certain but many guessed, including the Star Wars question, which I missed. The best I've done at guessing overall. Perhaps my success at guessing was a subliminal indication that I know more than I think - but I doubt it! :lol:
Allan, were you wearing the Santa Claus beard when you took the test ???

BABO

Indeed I was Joe! Perhaps that helped. :lol:
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4/14 Oh dear, very sad, never mind. Must learn more about northern skies. :twocents:
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That was a tough one! Only got 7/14.
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That was tough.
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