Dots! by LuskT

Champion(s):

IngramB
Oh shit


Runner(s)-Up:

FryedBetaKappa
Don't read this.


Quiz Description

Twelve questions about methods of communication that rely heavily on dots - Morse Code and Braille.

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2 FryedBetaKappa 367 94 15
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3 UllspergerA 305 91 15
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4 NathanL 291 87 15
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5 Tortoise 280 83 15
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6 KonkelT 258 80 15
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7 mujason 255 75 15
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7 Tablesaw 255 75 15
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9 Vintsanity 226 69 15
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10 jefe 225 66 15
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11 RickEmpty 215 62 15
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12 DixonD 212 58 15
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20 minarik15 157 30 15
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24 v0max 105 16 00
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Questions:

The final commercial Morse code transmission in the US was sent on July 12, 1999. What four word phrase, first sent 155 years earlier, comprised that message?

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What Hath God Wrought

If one wanted to swear surreptitiously, the combination "9 dot, dash" could be used to code what four-letter word?

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Shit ( ... .... .. _ )

In the film The Hunt for Red October, who laments about his coding proficiency thusly? "That's all right, Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending them dimensions on Playmate of the Month." (Actor OR character name accepted)

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Scott Glenn (Captain Bart Mancuso)

Speaking of movies, in what other action film from 1996 does Morse code play a critical element during the movie's climax?

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Independence Day

The drummer for what band begins one song by tapping out the Morse Code for Toronto Pearson International Airport's three-letter call sign on the cymbals?

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Rush (the song is YYZ)

Which US Presidential candidate joked that he received the following telegram from his father during his campaign? "Don't buy one more vote than necessary. I'll be damned if I pay for a landslide."

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John F. Kennedy

Within 5, in what year did Louis Braille first publish his new system for writing, intended to improve upon its night writing precursor?

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1829 (1824-1834 accepted)

Five words in Unified English Braille have their own unique ligatures that are reserved exclusively for those words (either alone or as parts of longer words). Name any two of these five.

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And, For, Of, The, With

Many of the contractions developed for Grade 2 (i.e., contracted) Braille were invented to minimize the printing of what widely-read text?

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The Bible

Abraham Nemeth developed a modification to the Braille code for easier use in what field of study?

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Mathematics

What singer recently announced the winner of Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys from an envelope whose contents were written in Braille?

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Stevie Wonder

The attached image shows the Braille equivalents for the abugida alphabet of what script used in writing such languages as Hindi and Marathi?

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Devanagari