All Things 78 by KaufmanK

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

There's been this tradition for a while that right before the start of a Learned League season, a quiz shows up here focused on the season number of the upcoming season. I haven't seen one this time around, so to remove that feeling of emptiness, I jumped on the grenade and wrote one. Enjoy, and I'll grade in 7 or 8 days.

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Questions:

Wikipedia tells us that 78 is a sphenic number, meaning that it is the product of three different prime numbers. How many positive integers smaller than 78 are also sphenic numbers?

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Four (30, 42, 66, 70)

US Route 78 traverses the southeastern United States from its western terminus in Memphis to its eastern end in Charleston, SC. Inbetween, what is the largest city that US 78 passes through?

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Atlanta

78 is the atomic number of what metallic element?

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Platinum

In the year 78 BC, the third in a series of four wars between the Romans and another European people began (why the other 97 wars were cancelled, I have no idea). Because of the identity of Rome's foes, this conflict is known as the Third what War?

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Dalmatian

If you felt a question about events of 21 centuries ago left you in a tough spot, perhaps you would prefer something more recent, like this year. At which of golf's four major tournaments in 2018 did Tiger Woods take himself out of serious competition early by shooting an opening round 78?

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US Open

At the 78th Academy Awards, held in March, 2006, which film won Best Picture?

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Crash

The path of 78th Street across Manhattan is interrupted by both Central Park and which museum?

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American Museum of Natural History

Which pope's entire papacy took place during the year 1978?

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John Paul I

Give either the southernmost US state or the southernmost sovereign nation passed through by the meridian at 78 degrees west longitude.

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North Carolina; Peru

Identify the defending NASCAR Cup champion, who won the championship last year driving the #78 car.

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Martin Truex, Jr.

Given that on Inauguration Day in the United States, the President is sworn in before the Vice President, who became the 78th different person to hold either of those two offices?

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Mike Pence

You whip out your vinyl copy of Led Zeppelin IV, and begin playing it -- not at the prescribed 33 1/3 RPM, but rather at 78 RPM. Within 15 seconds, how long will it take to play the song Stairway to Heaven from beginning to end?

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3 minutes, 23 seconds (3:08-3:38 acceptable)