Dr. Shapiro's Question of the Day III by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

Ruwisc
(NahlikZ)


Quiz Description

This is the sequel to Dr. Shapiro's Question of the Day and Dr. Shapiro's Question of the Day II. As it says there:

I teach middle and high schoolers in San Francisco. Every day, I wear a puzzle or trivia question on my shirt. This quiz is a selection of past questions with no particular commonality, except that each one has been solved by at least one kid. (N. B.: I work with some pretty clever kids.)

Some puzzles don't come with explicit instructions, which you may find annoying if that is the sort of thing that annoys you. Some answers may not be unique. I will judge as fairly as I can.

Full Results:

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10 NathanL 374 78 15
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11 TimL 369 76 15
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12 Projectyl 364 74 15
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Questions:

My uncle's credit card number is divisible by every integer from 1 to 30 with two exceptions, which happen to be consecutive integers. What are those two consecutive integers?

Two answers required.

Click to Reveal Answer
16, 17

Last Monday [at the time when I wrote this puzzle in 2018] was Indigenous Peoples' Day here in San Francisco, or Columbus Day in much of the US. What holiday was it in Canada?

Click to Reveal Answer
Thanksgiving

What (extant) country has a shade of blue named after it, though its flag is mostly red?

Click to Reveal Answer
Turkey

A member of my family has the same name as a car maker, but her absence or negation sounds like a cell phone maker. What is her name?

Click to Reveal Answer
Kia

In honor of FELT [a class that was learning about logarithms]: Which two 4-letter words contain 'LN'? Neither is a math term, but one of them often appears in conjunction with "radius" and the other can be used to cook up solids of revolution.

Two answers required.

Click to Reveal Answer
ulna, kiln

If DRAKE is a root and DRILL is an ape and DARIN is a citrus and GROVE is a tree, what is CHESTER?

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a city in England (or something else appropriate)

I recently read this remarkable statement: "________ _____ was invented in 1962 in Canada by a Greek immigrant who was inspired by Chinese cuisine to put a South American food on an Italian dish that went on to become most popular not in [its namesake US state], but in Australia..." What food is being described?

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Hawaiian pizza

The Spanish word for "lighthouse", a barley-like grain, and a litter of piglets are all differently-spelled homophones for the title of a historical and Biblical figure. What is that title?

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Pharaoh

UPPER. lower. whichAnimal? which_animal?

Two answers required.

Click to Reveal Answer
camel, snake

0% NM; 1-2% LM; 3.5% WM; 12% HaH; 20-30% LC; 36% HC; 80-83% B; 100% CB or G.

What does the G stand for?

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ghee

11 = extinct bird, 25d = like a used car, 36n = Italian city, 73d = shy, 42 = bus rider's payment

What three-digit sequence is a Texan city?

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621

Word addition is not commutative! For example, a horse chestnut is a tree, while a chestnut horse is a horse of a different color (heh). Identify more counterexamples: (1) Tweet ≠ tweeter; (2) Chores ≠ pauper's purgatory; (3) Blooper ≠ food to go; (4) Bridge ≠ Jewish holiday; (5) Packers fan ≠ jellied meat product.

Five pairs of answers required.

Click to Reveal Answer
birdsong/songbird, housework/workhouse, outtake/takeout, overpass/Passover, cheesehead/headcheese