August Astronomy Quiz

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August Astronomy Quiz

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Everyone enjoyed the Astronomy Quiz last month so much I thought maybe an August one might be in order!

August Astronomy Quiz

Really it was just so I could play with Google Forms and see how they work! But enjoy anyway!

Some of it is a bit specialist but all answers are within reach of a quick search. There's a 10 minute limit.

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Sorry, this one is too specialist for me. I'd have to look up almost every question.
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Graeme wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 08:08
Everyone enjoyed the Astronomy Quiz last month so much I thought maybe an August one might be in order!
Now an August quiz is one I get really get stuck into, August meaning 1. dignified or imposing, an august presence, 2. of noble birth or high rank, an august lineage
I think too of "August" as meaning "Aloof", and Aloof is close enough to "Aloft" for me, and if our night skies are not aloft, noble, dignified, well then, i don't know what I am talking about.
Great quiz. As noted in my next post I got 7/10.
So Graeme's influence appears to be rubbing off. July noted.
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HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 08:36
Sorry, this one is too specialist for me. I'd have to look up almost every question.
Wot!??!!!
"Really it was just so I could play with Google Forms and see how they work!"
You can't play with Google Forms for Graeme's sake? Shame on you.

I just ***love*** it when someone tests something out. Means I can beat the blackcurrants out of it and try to break it in as many ways as possible. (Much easier to break something than to build something. Chaos theory, Entropy of the Universe and all that).

Anyway, I used a proven technique for passing multiple-choice exams: Choose the answers you know are correct, and for all the rest use a consistent number. In this quiz I chose answer "3" for each term I wasn't sure of. (This ensures a stable spread if the answers were positioned randomly)
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Somebody submitter a decent 7/10 at 12:01, don't know who but they are the current leader!

I toyed with the idea of a non scoring question: What is your Lounger name!
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Chris reported at 12:05 UK time that he got 7/10...
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OK, I tried it, but I used Google for some of the questions. 9/10.
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HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:07
Chris reported at 12:05 UK time that he got 7/10...

Yes, I think I got distracted half way through the meanings of August by the IRSO Moon landing and missed Chris' claim to 7/10!


HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:14
OK, I tried it, but I used Google for some of the questions. 9/10.
Google tells me the 14:13 submission got 9/10. Congratulations Hans, you are the new top scorer!
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Graeme wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:37
Google tells me the 14:13 submission got 9/10. Congratulations Hans, you are the new top scorer!
Not Fair! :bwaah:
He cheeted! :burnup:
That's the last free astronomy quiz I enter.
Apart from anything else, my logic winning me 7/10 by the quiz-master's original rules tells me that I don't need to prove anything. :bif:
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So you would still enter a paid astronomy quiz? Graeme, here is your chance to earn some money!
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Graeme wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:05
Somebody submitter a decent 7/10 at 12:01, don't know who but they are the current leader!
I toyed with the idea of a non scoring question: What is your Lounger name!
Hi Graeme; leaving aside for the moment that the first respondent would be the current leader by default (This post number 9), I suppose that this tells you something about Google Forms, to wit, that you need to capture some sort of identity.
You could keep it anonymous by asking that non-scoring question whereby the respondent volunteers a nick-name so that you can, at least, reply in public to that respondent by using their volunteered nickname.
Cheers, Chris
(later) instead of a volunteered nickname, you might assign an identifier generated BY Google Forms? C
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HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 14:24
So you would still enter a paid astronomy quiz? Graeme, here is your chance to earn some money!
Oh absolutely, I would pay to enter another Astronomy quiz.

But seeing as how cheating is allowed, and that some of the contestants get to brag about their methods of cheating, don't be surprised if I enter using counterfeit money :evilgrin:
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HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:14
OK, I tried it, but I used Google for some of the questions. 9/10.
Shoulda used CheatGPT! :laugh: :rofl:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 16:46
You could keep it anonymous by asking that non-scoring question
Question 1: Are you Chris Greaves?
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HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 17:19
ChrisGreaves wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 16:46
You could keep it anonymous by asking that non-scoring question
Question 1: Are you Chris Greaves?
Answer to Question 1: 3
:laugh: :rofl: :fanfare: :innocent:
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Graeme wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:05
Somebody submitter a decent 7/10 at 12:01,...
Er.
Would that have been 8:31 in The Centre Of The Known Universe?

Just something else to think about. Presumably your implementation of Google Forms is linked to UK-time so the time-stamps recorded on quiz submissions might be identified with time-zones and hence locations of submitters?
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Question 2: If not, why not? :innocent:
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HansV wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 18:37
Question 2: If not, why not? :innocent:
Oh good! I love conditional questions. Since I am Chris Greaves there is obviously no need for me to answer the question, so thanks, Hans, for letting me off the hook on that one.
But if every other one of our 2,433 members decides to respond it could bring down the phpBBs (i.e. 2,431 responses), then we'll know who to blame.

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 14:12
Graeme wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:37
Google tells me the 14:13 submission got 9/10. Congratulations Hans, you are the new top scorer!
Not Fair! :bwaah:
He cheeted! :burnup:

Chris

Please re-read the first post:
Some of it is a bit specialist but all answers are within reach of a quick search.
"Research" is allowed. Hans' score stands.

Mind you, if you got 7/10 without the use of the internet, you can be the winner! 😀

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 16:46
Graeme wrote:
23 Aug 2023, 13:05
Somebody submitter a decent 7/10 at 12:01, don't know who but they are the current leader!
I toyed with the idea of a non scoring question: What is your Lounger name!
Hi Graeme; leaving aside for the moment that the first respondent would be the current leader by default (This post number 9), I suppose that this tells you something about Google Forms, to wit, that you need to capture some sort of identity.
You could keep it anonymous by asking that non-scoring question whereby the respondent volunteers a nick-name so that you can, at least, reply in public to that respondent by using their volunteered nickname.
Cheers, Chris
(later) instead of a volunteered nickname, you might assign an identifier generated BY Google Forms? C

I'm not sure Google Forms is that clever! Or I'm not clever enough to do as you propose. The non scoring question idea would work but it looks a bit amateur since whatever name you put in it tells you you are wrong!

This all started because the astronomy forum I use has a phpBB extension (CMX Quiz) that runs a quiz but I couldn't get it to work!
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