Stars by bdunn02

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Runner(s)-Up:

Egantx7


Quiz Description

Stars in the broader sense.

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1 ChernicoffS 541 99 15
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2 Egantx7 430 97 15
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3 GrahamJ 415 96 00
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4 WeikleB 383 94 15
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6 MartaMJackson 360 91 15
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7 KaufmanK 348 89 15
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8 UllspergerA 343 88 15
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9 HensleyB 341 86 15
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10 RaiaB 338 85 15
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11 LuskT 336 82 15
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11 VenguswamyK 336 82 15
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16 AdelmanM 283 75 15
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23 DixonD 264 64 15
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24 IrwinK 254 63 00
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25 NathanL 246 61 15
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Questions:

In what movie does the character Dave Bowman transform from regular boring astronaut to defeater of rogue AIs to scary music obelisk traveler, then, finally, into the Star Child?

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2001: A Space Odyssey

Let's say that it's night time, you happen to be above the equator, and you're curious as to the latitude at which you currently find yourself. So you take out your trusty sextant and read the latitude reading off the scale after having lined up the eye piece with what star?

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Polaris (North Star)

In its traditional star-based rating system, how many stars does Morningstar award a mutual fund that has historically performed among the top 10% of funds within its category?

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5

What musical, which premiered on September 4, 1980 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, includes a police inspector singing the lyrics "Lord let me find him / That I may see him / Safe behind bars / I will never rest / Till then, this I swear /This I swear by the stars!"?

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Les Misérables

The image linked below illustrates the division of the US into two regions serviced by two separate fast food brands operated by the same company and using the same basic (star-related) logo. Identify both brands.

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Carl's Jr., Hardee's

What US city, which has hosted an NBA franchise since 1979, was the final home of the ABA franchise known as the Stars?

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Salt Lake City

Getting its name from the zodiacal constellation from which it appears to radiate, what "shooting star" event peaks in November and is associated with the Temple-Tuttle comet?

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Leonid Meteor Shower

A 1987 act of congress named "Stars and Stripes Forever" the national march of the United States. The song was composed in 1897 by former US marine. Name the composer.

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John Philip Sousa

In writing a SELECT statement using structured query language (SQL) within Microsoft's Access database, the * character can be used in the WHERE clause to tell the database that any value is acceptable. For instance, the clause

WHERE lastname LIKE 'H*'
would filter results to include only records for which the value in the "lastname" field begins with H, regardless of what comes after. Making reference to card game nomenclature, what is Access's * usually called?

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Wildcard

The flag of Australia features a Union Jack in one corner and a blue field with stars in it. How many total star points (a six-pointed star has six star points) appear in the blue field of Australia's flag?

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40

Name the star, a low-mass red dwarf first noted in 1888, that, at 6.0 lightyears away, is the fifth closest (known) star to Earth, trailing only the sun and the three stars of Alpha Centauri.

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Barnard's Star

The linked image includes a four-pointed star outline that represents the location where two different forts were built at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. One of the forts was completed by the French in 1754 and destroyed in 1758. The second was constructed by the British in 1758. Name either fort.

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Fort Duquesne, Fort Pitt