This quiz is the bomb. by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

Egantx7


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

A buh! No not a buh, a bomb. In honor of the bomb threat we just had at work today, answer the following about bombs and bomb related things.

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Questions:

This B-29 dropped the Bomb on Nagasaki. We need the correct spelling here.

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Bockscar

The 1946 tests at Bikini Atoll went under this code name. It was the most efficient way to wipe out what was left of the German and Japanese Fleets.

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Operation Crossroads

The central historical theme around the show "Deutschland 83" was the controversy over the US installing these specific type missiles in Western Europe. (If you've never seen the show, do. It's well made)

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Pershing II (2)

The yield of this nuclear weapon made use of nearly 100 megatons TNT and 50 megatons of yield, making it the most powerful atomic bomb when it as detonated in 1961.

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Tsar Bomba (also accept Kuz'kina Mat)

The answer to Q4 was detonated in the vicinity of this Russian island group in the Arctic Ocean.

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Novaya Zemlya

In "Raise the Titanic" (a notable bomb itself), Dirk Pitt and company were searching for the Titanic in order to retrieve a mineral known as Byzantium. The Byzantium was to be used to power what sound wave based US missile defense system? (edited at 9:22 pm, September 25, 2015 (PDT))

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Sicilian Project

In terms of estimated losses (production costs vs. box office take), this 1999 film, based on a Micheal Crichton book and a loose version of Beowulf, is considered the biggest Hollywood bomb of all time (somewhere between $70-130 million).

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The 13th Warrior

Since home runs are often referred to as "bombs:" At one time Mickey Mantle was awarded the Guinness Record for longest home run ever at 643 feet in 1960. Years later, that honor was given to Babe Ruth for a 1921 bomb measuring 575 feet. Both took place in what city?

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Detroit

Speaking of bombs in the 1920s (ish): This man and his family escaped a bombing outside his house in DC in 1919. This event, along with Communist fears, led to his famous "raids" assisted by some guy named J Edgar Hoover.

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A. Mitchell Palmer

There are three main alcohol based liquids in an Irish Car Bomb. Name any two.

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Irish whiskey, Stout (Guinness), Irish cream

Speaking of Irish bombs, the IRA bombed this hotel in hopes of assassinating Margaret Thatcher, who was there to give a speech to the Conservative Party. It didn't work. (edited at 9:24 pm, September 25, 2015 (PDT))

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Grand Hotel

"I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing." This is a line from what Bond film?

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Casino Royale