Test Your Knowledge!

User avatar
Fionwë Urion
Posts: 801

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#1 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:23 am

This is a quiz thread. I'll start by asking a question, someone answers it and asks a new one.
The questions can be about pretty much anything, history, science, math; the idea is to get you thinking and test what you know, so try to answer the question without having to look up the information. After your question has been answered, let everyone know if the answer is correct, if not, please give the correct one.
Ok, I like history, so I'll start with a history question:

Napolean Bonaparte marched to Moscow with how many soldiers?

I hope this goes well. :elfbiggrin:

User avatar
grondmaster
Posts: 25451

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#2 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:43 pm

Napolean Bonaparte marched to Moscow with how many soldiers?
50,000? That's probably ten times too low; maybe that's how many returned.

What is the volume of one gallon of liquid water in cubic inches? (Okay, you may assume this at standard conditions rather than near freezing or boiling.)
'Share and enjoy'

User avatar
virumor
Posts: 3567

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#3 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:05 am

Use the metric system, by Jove! :tongueelf:
Give up the Halfring, she-elf...

User avatar
Lord Of All
Posts: 633

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#4 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:52 am

I believe a cubic foot equals 1 gallon? A midly educated guess.

User avatar
Fionwë Urion
Posts: 801

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#5 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:09 am

Napoleon marched to Moscow with 500,000 men at his back, confident and determined; after capturing Moscow, he headed back to France, having hardly lost anyone. That fatal winter march back home claimed the lives of over 470,000 men. Less than 25,000 made it home. That was the start of his fall.

User avatar
grondmaster
Posts: 25451

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#6 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:54 pm

A cubic foot of water would overflow a five gallon bucket. A gallon is 231 cubic inches while a cubic foot contains 1728 cubic inches. Oh, those are US gallons, not Imperial gallons.

Is Mt. Everest getting taller, shorter, or staying the same height-wise?
'Share and enjoy'

User avatar
Thorin Oakenshield
Posts: 4593

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#7 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:30 am

I think taller as the tectonic plates are pushing it upwards but for confirmation you'll have to measure it yourself!!
The Old that is Strong does not Wither.

User avatar
grondmaster
Posts: 25451

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#8 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:34 pm

Taller is what the experts say.
'Share and enjoy'

User avatar
Thorin Oakenshield
Posts: 4593

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#9 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:23 am

Who wrote The Wealth of Nations?
The Old that is Strong does not Wither.

User avatar
Etharion
Posts: 1717

Test Your Knowledge!

Post#10 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:13 pm

Adam Smith. I go to the Economic highschool.

Return to “The Ivy Bush”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron