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Head in the Clouds
Quiz No. 43
January 12, 2024
1 / 10

Who began work on his theory of relativity at the age of 16 when he daydreamed about chasing after beams of light?

Albert Einstein
Thomas Edison
Charles Darwin
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Oh, so you've come to play.
Oh, bless.
Where's a time machine when you need one?
0
2 / 10

What pop/rock group had a hit in the 1960s with the song "Daydream Believer"?

The Lovin' Spoonful
The Beatles
The Monkees
Herman's Hermits
One step closer to my level.
Ouch! That one's gotta sting.
Looks like the sand ran out of your hourglass.
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3 / 10

Who included a design for a flying machine called the "aerial screw" in his 1489 work Codex Atlanticus?

Isaac Newton
Benjamin Franklin
Galileo Galilei
Leonardo Da Vinci
Here's to hoping you’re always this lucky.
I'd say I'm surprised, but I'd be lying.
Time waits for no one.
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4 / 10

The Interpretation of Dreams was an influential 1899 book by what psychoanalyst?

Erich Fromm
Sigmund Freud
Pierre Curie
Carl Jung
Give yourself a round of applause. I won't.
I appreciate your... unique perspective.
Oh, too slow.
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5 / 10

What cloud computing platform was launched by Microsoft in 2008?

Azure
Nimbus
Galaxy
Skylight
Yippee ki-yay.
Were you going for the alternative fact?
Oh, too slow.
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6 / 10

What is the term for the scientific study of clouds?

Nephology
Arasitology
Rheumatology
Acarology
I'm genuinely shocked.
It's not a miss, just a prolonged victory delay.
Time waits for no one.
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7 / 10

Which of the following real-life philosophers is a character in the Aristophanes play The Clouds?

Voltaire
Socrates
Confucius
Dante
Okay, you've earned my begrudging respect.
On a different day, in a different quiz, that might've been right.
Time’s up.
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8 / 10

What 7'7" Sudanese-born center was one of the two tallest players in NBA history?

Yao Ming
Swede Halbrook
Manute Bol
Michael Olowokandi
You're going places, just not past me.
You might want to rethink that strategy.
The clock has spoken.
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9 / 10

The adjective "Mittyesque" derives from the daydreaming title character of a 1939 short story by whom?

Shirley Jackson
Franz Kafka
James Thurber
Aldous Huxley
Gold star.
I guess not everyone can be as smart as me.
Where's a time machine when you need one?
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10 / 10

What are the highest clouds in Earth's atmosphere?

Cumulus mediocris
Fractus
Nimbostratus
Noctilucent
Watch out world.
Swing and a miss.
The clock has spoken.
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FINAL SCORE
124
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