Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Thursday Quiz LXIII

The Thursday Quiz!

This season, the Thursday Quiz is a sequence game. Arrange the ten items in the proper sequence!

Remember always the Fundamental Rules of the Thursday Quiz:

1. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. Violators will lose their internet privileges. All of them. Permanently.
2. As long as you made it this far, you might as well play. It's not all about winning, you know. It's about using your knowledge and reason and making an educated guess. C'mon! It'll be fun!
Dorky Numbers

Here are ten numbers of various kinds. List them from smallest to largest.

A: 00001101

B: The Atomic Number of Oxygen

D: The Cube Root of Eighty-one

E: Distance from the Earth to the Moon, in kilometers

F: e

G: IX

H: pi

I: The Square Root of Two

J: The U.S. National Debt, in Dollars

Elizabeth said...

I
B
D
H
G
F
A
J
E
C

O
K
?

Cartophiliac said...

To quote a famous doll: "Math is hard!"

I
D
H
B
C
F
G
A
E
J

Serendipity said...

"One, two, many, lots!"

I
D
H
B
G
C
A
F
E
J

I'm kinda wishing I could make the font of some of my answers really, really fuzzy. . .

d said...

f(i feel like a complete moron 'cause i have no idea what this is. as in e=mc2? but that's indeterminate in this instance? gah. someone explain please.)

i h b d c g a e j

Jenners said...

Yay...my second chance to feel like a complete moron this week! Why do I keep coming back...in the misguided attempt to someday do well or loyalty because I knew you back in the day. I don't know yet...

I
H
F
G
D
B
C
A
E
J

snowgirl said...

i
h
g
b
d
a
f
c
e
j

Mostly guesses...fun quiz!

Morgan said...

1. I, the square root of 2
2. F, e
3. D, the cube root of eighty-one
4. H, pi
5. B, the atomic number of oxygen
6. G, IX
7. A, 13
8. E, Distance to the moon in kilometers
9. J, the U.S. National Debt.

I am leaving out Avogadro's number, as I have no clue who Avogadro is or what his number is.

MJ said...

numbers! great!
I, H, D, G, B, A, C, F, J, E

mrs.5000 said...

I D H B G A E J C F

KarmaSartre said...

Mike, fyi: it's all about winning. What country are you living in?

I / F / D / H / B / G / A / E / J / C

I liked how the numbers are listed by letters, and how one of those letters is also one of the numbers. and that the letters could have been in any sequence.

Dan said...

C
B
I
D
H
F
G
A
E
J
?

mydogischelsea said...

Jesus. In high school I would've aced this in a heartbeat. Now... can't remember a fucking thing.

F
C
I
H
D
B
G
A
J
E

Ben said...

1. I (one-point-somethin' or other)
2. H (3.14...)
3. D (four-point-somethin')
4. G (9 in Roman)
5. A (13 in binary)
6. F (14 in hexidecimal)
7. B?
8. E?
9. J?
10. C? (Never heard of it--no idea whether is is big or small. If it's small, I'm screwed.)

mhwitt said...

I-- 1.4[....]
F-- dunno, but I'll say more than 1.4 and less than 3
D-- 3
H-- 3.14[...]
G-- 9
A-- 13
B-- 16... or is maybe 8? It's been a long time since high school chemistry
E-- Millions o' kilometers -- I'm guessing
J-- Trillions o' dollars
C-- Is Avogadro’s Number the number of molecules in a mole? I reckon this just might be the biggun in the list.

mhwitt said...

Shite! 'E' is hex ain't it. That would be '15' in decimal numbers.

Should have gotten that. I need to use hexadecimal numbers at work more often than I'd like.

Morgan said...

If e was hex, then it would be capitalized. Everyone knows that lower-case e is 2.71828183.

At least, I hope Michael knows that.

Michael5000 said...

OK, Here we go:

1. I, the square root of 2: 1.14...

2. F, "e", which as Morgan helpfully points out is 2.71.... However, I'm also allowing Ben's use of it as a hexidecimal digit, since he showed his work.

3. H, pi, 3.14....

4. D, the cube root of 81. I accidentally tricked a lot of you with this one, but only because I tricked myself. As Ben says, it's four point somethin', not three -- three would have been the cube root of twenty-seven. I had to re-mark the quiz over this one.

5. B, the atomic weight of oxygen: 8.

6. G, IX: 9.

7. A, 00001101, 13.

8. E, Distance to the moon: 384,403 km.

9. J, The national debt: 1.06 x 10^13.

10. Avogadro's number: 6.02 x 10^23.

Michael5000 said...

The TQLXIII Gold Star goes to KarmaSartre, his fourth Gold and his seventeeth Star overall!

In the second and third spots we have the first ever known father/son finish in the Thursday Quiz. Morgan, the son, claims the Silver; his dad Ben takes the Blue. To make it even better, both of them are debuting on the Thursday Quiz winners' podium; they are the 46th and 47th people to win a TQ Star!

Mhwitt, on the other hand, takes his fifth Star; it is his second Green.

Shoutout to the tie for fifth: Elizabeth, d, Jenners, and MyDog were all just a few points back.

Apologies to Mrs.5000, who learns the hard way this week about how the scoring algorithm works. She only had one item seriously out of place -- but it was SO out of place that it ran her score way up. You can be sure I'll be hearing about it.

mrs.5000 said...

You've got to admit, it would be nice if the national debt was less than \$2.71.

And yes, I'm still snarling about this scoring algorithm, along with this irrational and ridiculous "e" you are all so cozy with.

Elizabeth said...

Of the 10 kinds of people, apparently I'm the other kind. Good thing the Shirleys were there to pick up the slack.

Jenners said...

My god...I blundered into fifth!!!! I will keep on with these exercises in self-abasement!

Ben said...

Whew! It really pays to show your work!

Phineas said...

Dang. I've got to stop working and pay attention to the TQ. My priorities have run amok.