Time by Egantx7

Champion(s):

BillPennington
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Runner(s)-Up:

HowellT3


Quiz Description

An interdisciplinary quiz about the fourth dimension ... please note that while some answers will include the word "time", not all answers will.

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Questions:

Name the song (which originally appeared in a 1973 stage musical), which contains the following lyrics:

It took me by surprise / He had a pick-up truck / And the devil's eyes / He stared at me / And I felt a change / Time meant nothing / Never would again.

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The Time Warp (from The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show)

The Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, and Voyager 2 space probes each have a symbolic depiction of the location of our solar system relative to 14 of these objects. Burnell & Hewish discovered the first of these in 1967, and called the signal from the first "LGM-1", since they could not discount the possibility that this was a signal from "Little Green Men". Aleksander Wolszczan discovered the first extrasolar planet orbiting one of these bodies. Identify these types of neutron star, one of which can be found at the center of the Crab Nebula.

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Pulsars

Two answers needed From which Biblical book does this quote come from:

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

AND, which band released the Pete Seger song Turn, Turn, Turn in 1965, with lyrics largely based on the same Biblical passage? This band's version of the song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.

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(Book of) Ecclesiastes and The Byrds

A Minkowski diagram can, in physics, be used to determine what an observer can observe, or what about an observer can be observed. On that diagram, the "present" is represented by a plane, while the paths of light to the observer from the past and from the observer into the future are represented by two of these shapes (assuming relatively flat space-time). What are these two 3-dimensional shapes which are joined at the plane of the present?

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(light) cones

In 1979, this man played Jack the Ripper turned loose on modern day San Francisco in the film Time After Time. In 1981's Time Bandits, this actor played Evil. Name this actor who in non-time related roles, played the villain Dillinger (and voiced the Master Control Program) in Tron, as well as playing Cal's valet/bodyguard/muscle in Titanic.

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David Warner

This actor played the protagonist, HG Wells, in the film Time After Time, and delivers the memorable line (quoting poet Delmore Schwartz): They say time is the fire in which we burn. to Captain Piccard in Star Trek Generations. Name this actor who somehow did not win an Oscar for his portrayal of Alex in the classic film A Clockwork Orange.

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Malcolm McDowell

This city's astronomical clock has been in operation since 1410, making it the world's oldest functioning mechanical large clock. Locally called the Orloj, this clock is located on the south wall of the Old Town Hall. Name this European capital on the Vitava River where you can find this clock that tracks the calendar, the seasons, the sun and moon, and has numerous wooden figures, including the Apostles, which move around to celebrate the hour.

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Prague, Czechia

On four occasions in its long history, Time Magazine has placed a red "X" over the picture of a person on their cover, those publication dates being: 7 May 1945, 21 April 2003, 13 June 2006, and 20 May 2011. One of these covers did not deal with the death of the subject. Identify any three of the four subjects who were "X'd" out.

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Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden

John Harrison was the subject of a 1995 Dava Sobel book with this title (subtitled: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time) that likely helped get Harrison named as the 39th greatest Briton in a 2002 BBC poll. Harrison, a clockmaker, is famous for inventing the H4 which was the first successful device for helping (indirectly) compute what quantitative measure which was the title of Sobel's book?

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Longitude

Name the element

In 1967, the Thirteenth General Conference on Weights and Measures gave the current scientific definition of the second to be the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the BLANK-133 atom.

Identify this element discovered by Bunsen and Kirchoff, the first to be discovered spectroscopically, which was given a name derived from the Latin for "blue-grey" or "sky blue", so named for the strong blue line in this element's emission spectrum.

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Cesium (Cs)

This song includes the lyrics:

If I had a box just for wishes / And dreams that had never come true / The box would be empty, except for the memory of how / They were answered by you ...

Identify this song which includes a harpsichord in the instrumentation, and was released on the 1972 album You Don't Mess Around With Jim; the second and final #1 hit for Jim Croce.

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Time in a Bottle

This novel features the characters Henry DeTramble, a librarian at Chicago's Newberry Library, and the title character, Clare Abshire, an artist from Michigan. Unlike many novels and films, Henry's ability to move in time is genetic, something born out when one of his past selves impregnates Clare with a daughter also capable of moving through time. Identify this scifi-romance novel by Audrey Niffenegger published in 2003.

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The Time Traveler's Wife