Number 42 Sample Pub Quiz

Round 3: 50-50

This is Round 3 of the Number 42 Sample Quiz! The total sample quiz consists of 10 rounds, with a total of 100 quiz questions. Round 3 is our 50/50 round. For each question you simply choose between two options: A or B. Simple, or is it? There’s only one way to find out! Can you avoid all the traps we’ve set and score a perfect 10?

Let’s kick off with a sports question! In which sport does a match last longer (looking at actual playing time)? Is this A: basketball or B: ice hockey?

B – Ice Hockey

A basketball match lasts 4 x 10 minutes or 4 x 12 minutes, depending on whether it is a FIBA or an NBA game. In either case, that’s shorter than an ice hockey game. This consists of three so-called periods of 20 minutes of pure playing time.

Which photo shows the correct Google logo?

Photo A.

Photo A shows the correct logo. In photo B the colour of the O’s has been swapped.

Which photo shows the man who went down in history as the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest?

Photo A.

On photo B we saw Thor Heyerdahl. Photo A showed Edmund Hillary, the man who reached the summit of Everest on 29 May 1953 together with the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

Which belt represents a higher level in Karate? Is this A: the blue or B: the yellow belt?

A: Blue

In the most common version of the colour distribution the order is: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black.

Which image shows the Mona Lisa as she normally hangs on the wall in the Louvre?

Image B.

Answer B was correct: The Mona Lisa looks to the left.

In which image do we see the “real” 200 euro note?

In image B.

The 200 euro note is yellow. The purple color of image A belongs to the 500 euro banknote.

Which photo shows a so-called Okapi?

Photo A.

On photo A we see an Okapi. This animal can be found in Africa and is the closest living relative of the giraffe. The animal in photo B is a capybara: the world’s largest rodent.

On which photo do we see the activity called ‘Ikebana’?

Photo B

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The activity in photo A is called origami; the well-known Japanese art of paper folding.

On which part of the body can you find a so-called “areola”?

Part B of the photo

In this case the areola falls within part B: it is the scientific name for the pigmented area on the breast around the nipple.

Who won an Oscar for playing a famous musician?

Rami Malek; the man in photo A.

He played Freddie Mercury in the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Daniel Day Lewis won no less than three Oscars for the best male lead, but never for playing a musician. In 1989 he won his first for ‘My left foot’. He later won two more awards for ‘There Will be Blood’ and ‘Lincoln’.

Well done! That was round 3 of the sample quiz. Let's move on!

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