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3301. post - 2012.02.02. 18:34:54
just found 2 spelling mistakes in the following question i got on a quiz.

"At one time victory in baseball was determind by the first teem so score how may runs?"

TEEM is spelled wrong, and SO should be TO
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3302. post - 2012.02.03. 15:17:14 (Reply to post #3301 of Sacrosanct.)
Quote: Sacrosanct - 2012.02.02. 18:34:54
just found 2 spelling mistakes in the following question i got on a quiz.

"At one time victory in baseball was determind by the first teem so score how may runs?"

TEEM is spelled wrong, and SO should be TO


Not to mention "determind" is missing an e, and "may" is missing an n.
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3303. post - 2012.02.03. 17:19:00
Approximately, how hot is at the surface of the Sun?
2200 °C/15900 °F <---
5500 °C/9900 °F
6600 °C/12000 °F
1100 °C/2000 °F

Can the answers be corrected? how can 2200 Celsius be 15,900 Fahrenheit if 6600 °C is only 12,000 °F?
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3304. post - 2012.02.06. 08:09:24 (Reply to post #3303 of TheLion.)
[quote author=TheLion date=1328285940]Approximately, how hot is at the surface of the Sun?
2200 °C/15900 °F <---
5500 °C/9900 °F
6600 °C/12000 °F
1100 °C/2000 °F

Can the answers be corrected? how can 2200 Celsius be 15,900 Fahrenheit if 6600 °C is only 12,000 °F?[/quote]

yes, it should be about 4000 °F...
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3305. post - 2012.02.10. 11:49:07
What is the aroma of the alcohol?
tannin
sweetness
body
bouquet <-- Marked correct

I don't really know where to start on this question. I believe the person who wrote it was thinking of wine, but wine is not mentioned in the question.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_tasting_descriptors:
"Body: The sense of alcohol in the wine and the sense of feeling in the mouth.
Bouquet: The layers of smells and aromas perceived in a wine"

You can also look at this http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Wines-Bouquet&id=886352 regarding Bouquet.

Then we can also discuss the grammar of the question, "the alcohol". What alcohol? Ethanol? Methanol? Propanol? And the alcohol in what?

I'm feed up with the quiz. There are so many bad questions that just pass through that it is unbelievable.
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3306. post - 2012.02.11. 16:11:36
Question about Polish currency before Euro is wrong - Euro was not introduced in Poland yet - it's currency is still Zloty
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3307. post - 2012.02.14. 16:02:05
"In Lord Of The Rings what animal does Gandalf use to summon the giant eagles?". The answer given as correct is "moth". This question needs to make it clear that it refers to the film - in the book there is no moth, and the only possible correct answer is "eagle" - as Gandalf might be said to use Gwahir to summon other eagles, but that is fairly weak. In fact he doesn't really "use" anything to summon the eagles at all. As it stands the question is clearly ambiguous, perhaps written by someone who doesn't even know there is a book.
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3308. post - 2012.02.21. 19:34:54 (Reply to post #3305 of Sbart.)
Quote: Sbart - 2012.02.10. 11:49:07
What is the aroma of the alcohol?
I'm feed up with the quiz. There are so many bad questions that just pass through that it is unbelievable.


I get the same feeling when I get wrong questions over and over. One of those questions is this one:

The name of the Hoplite soldiers comes from which piece of their equipment?
Helmet
Breastplate
Shield
Spear

I have already said this is wrong, but it seems that I'm not taken seriously on this one or so. "Hoplite" is derived from "oplon" or "hoplon", which means "weapon" or "heavily armed". (Hoplites were heavily armed warriors.) A shield, however, was called "aspis".
(see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspis , which may still not be completely clear and in accordance with my explanation. But I think this is a more usable piece of English information that could be used to correct this question.)
The German wikipedia supports my opinion on this question, it says for "Hoplit":
"(altgriechisch ὁπλίτης hoplítēs von ὅπλον hóplon ‚Kriegsgerät, schwere Waffen, schwere Rüstung, Schwerbewaffnete‘)"
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplit
Oh, and the French page also seems to support me, by "Cependant, Thucydide est le seul auteur classique à utiliser hoplon pour désigner le bouclier, les autres auteurs utilisant aspis. Cette étymologie a donc été contestée : le mot viendrait plutôt du pluriel τά ὅπλα / tá hópla, qui recouvre l'ensemble des armes et de l'armure."

I hope you understand it now.
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3309. post - 2012.02.24. 04:20:39
I think most of these have been addressed. Thanks for your continued efforts on making the quiz better.
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3310. post - 2012.02.27. 17:27:43
In the ancien Rome toga was worn as a ...


I'm guessing that is supposed to be "ancient" and not "ancien"?
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3311. post - 2012.02.29. 13:36:56
Who had the first man made satellite in space first?
U.S.A
England
Russia <- Marked correct
China

Last time I checked it was the USSR (or Soviet union) that launched Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957.
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3312. post - 2012.03.01. 05:17:55 (Reply to post #3311 of Sbart.)
Quote: Sbart - 2012.02.29. 13:36:56
Who had the first man made satellite in space first?
U.S.A
England
Russia <- Marked correct
China

Last time I checked it was the USSR (or Soviet union) that launched Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957.


I don't see how this is a problem. It starts with the Russian Empire, Russia assumed the duties of the Soviet Union when it dissolved and even under the USSR moniker it was referred to as Russia in common speech.
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3313. post - 2012.03.05. 18:48:42
Who was the first female operator?


Shouldn't that question have "telephone operator" in it? I mean "operator" is just too broad - crane operator, computer operator, elevator operator, Doomlord operator, etc...
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3314. post - 2012.03.06. 13:47:59
Who was Lucky Luciano ?
Nobel Peace Prize owner
Artist
Gangster
Scientist

What or perhaps "Which of these best fit in on Lucky Luciano?"
Noble price winner, not owner
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3315. post - 2012.03.07. 18:55:17
Who is Chuck Norris?
Singer
Movie star
Statesman
Good

Good? If I think Chuck Norris is "Good" and click that, is it still wrong I know the right answer of course, but the question is if "Good" is a wrong answer does that mean Chuck Norris is "Bad" or "Evil" and what basis is that conclusion drawn upon?
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3316. post - 2012.03.07. 22:41:59
^ i'm just speculating here, but i bet the writer meant one less 'o' in good.
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3317. post - 2012.03.08. 02:59:05 (Reply to post #3316 of manunkind.)
Then God would clearly be the correct answer!!

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3318. post - 2012.03.08. 17:21:32
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3319. post - 2012.03.11. 09:55:45
In what year was "Sleeping Beauty" first published?

1634.
1848.
72 B.C.
1945.

Written as an original literary tale, it was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697.

"Before Contes du temps passe (1697): Charles Perrault's Griselidis, Souhaits and Peau". The Romantic Review, Volume 99, Number 3. pp. 175-189
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3320. post - 2012.03.14. 17:40:18
What planet rotates around itself in the opposite direction, unlike the all the other planets?

First - rotates around itself? Perhaps that means spins on it's axis?

Second - there are two planets, thankfully only one is listed in the possible answers but that would make the "unlike the all the other planets" (incorrect grammar, one too many "the") statement false.

Third - should probably point out that we are talking about our Solar System
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