Esoteric Knowledge Quiz #4

Do your friends, family, and coworkers accuse you of being a repository of useless information? (Mine do.) Here's your chance to test your knowledge of obscure but interesting tidbits...


  1. Mt. St. Helens, the Alaskan stratovolcano that famously erupted in 1980,
    was named for which person?

    1. Helena of Constantinople

    2. Helena of Skövde

    3. Alleyne FitzHerbert

    4. Helen of Troy



  2. Which of the following is not the title of a book by Lillian Jackson Braun?

    1. The Cat Who Wasn't There

    2. The Cat Who Ran Amuck

    3. The Cat Who Sniffed Glue

    4. The Cat Who Turned On and Off


  3. It seems all the cool kids these days are using SATA hard drives instead of the old IDE kind.
    SATA stands for Serial ATA, and the old kind are sometimes now called PATA for Parallel ATA,
    but what does the ATA part stand for?

    1. Asyncronous Tandem Attachment

    2. Asynchronous Throughput Attachment

    3. Advanced Technology Attachment

    4. Adaptive Terminal Attachment


  4. In the standard model of sub-atomic physics, which of the following is not considered to be a lepton?

    1. photon

    2. electron

    3. muon

    4. tau neutrino


  5. 2nd Timothy chapter 3 gives a list of character traits people will have in the last days. Which of the following is not on the list?

    1. disobedient to their parents

    2. stingy

    3. ungrateful

    4. lovers of pleasure

    (Wording taken from the NIV translation.)



I'll post the answers in the comments at some point.


If you have questions to contribute to future quizzes, send them in to jonadab@NO SPAM THANKS ANYWAYbright.net with the phrase Esoteric Knowledge Quiz in the subject line (or. if you are on the Wheeitology list, you can just post them there). Thanks!


Past quizzes: 1, 2, 3

2 comments:

philip said...

I think Mt. St. Helens ia in Oregon, not Alaska.

philip said...

I meant "is".