Dated - Oct 19, 2001
1. Aircraft No. 297 was named after Capt Fred ___. Ironically, on this
plane's most famous mission Special Mission No. 16", Capt. Fred swapped
his plane with another pilot and flew the latter's plane. The plane that
he flew was called "The Great Artiste". Name the plane.
2. This band was earlier called Feedback 1976 and then Hype 1977, before
they finally settled on the name they are currently known by. The lead
singer took his name from a hearing aid store in Dublin, which in Latin
meant 'good voice'.
3. What is being described here: "A consensual hallucination experienced
daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children
being taught mathematical concepts... A graphical representation of data
abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system.
Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the non-space of the
mind, clusters and constellations of data."
4. Which pop star got his name from the yellow and black striped sweaters
he used to wear?
5. This prize was endowed in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull sold his holdings
of rare postage stamps. These are now presented in the Swedish
Parliament, on the day before the Nobel Prize ceremony, to honor those
"working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent
challenges facing the world today".
6. This one is about Dilbert. Which famous real-life business consultant
does Dilbert's boss hire to follow him?
7. This book was the first part of a trilogy, which includes The Thin Red
Line and Whistle. The title of the book comes from a phrase in Gentlemen
Rankers, a poem by Rudyard Kipling on British army life.
8. This is a term for a cheaply made, often sensational and melodramatic
paperback novel of history or crime or adventure, published in America in
the late 19^th century. The book "Malaeska; the Indian Wife of the White
Hunter", published in June of 1860, is considered to be the first of this
genre of books. The firm of Beadle of Adams was the best known publisher
of these novels.
9. This company was established by Sebastian S. Kresge in 1899. It's
first dime store outlet was opened in Detroit, Michigan and it was listed
on the New York Stock Exchange in 1919. In 1977, the company's name was
changed from S S Kresge and Company to the name we know it now by.
10. Which company in 1988 paid $28 million to acquire the copyright to
Answers to Quiz # 170
1. Bock's Car, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb over Nagasaki
2. U2 and lead singer Bono Vox
3. Description of CYBERSPACE in William Gibson's Neuromancer. The term
was coined in this Sci-fi novel
4. It made him look like a bee..... so he called himself Sting
5. The Right Livelihood Award also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize
6. Tom Peters
7. From Here to Eternity
8. Dime Novels
10. Warner Communications