Waves by DixonD

Champion(s):

RobK
Ask him


Runner(s)-Up:

minarik15


Quiz Description

To celebrate the first direct detection of gravitational waves, a quiz about waves of all sorts.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 67 20 77 99 67 67 62 91 58 96 43 43
1 RobK 383 97 00
15
00
00
15
67
15
67
15
00
15
58
00
15
43
15
43
2 minarik15 345 92 15
15
20
00
00
00
00
00
15
91
15
58
00
15
43
15
43
3 HessJa 326 88 15
15
15
77
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
58
00
15
43
15
43
4 GorowaraR 316 83 00
15
20
00
00
00
15
15
62
00
15
58
00
15
43
15
43
5 RuizJ 278 78 15
15
20
00
00
15
15
67
00
00
00
15
58
00
00
15
43
6 WeikleB 267 73 00
00
15
20
00
00
15
67
00
15
62
00
00
00
15
43
15
7 GoldsteinB 258 69 15
15
20
15
77
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
43
15
43
8 HensleyB 254 64 00
00
15
20
00
00
15
15
00
00
15
58
00
15
43
15
43
9 jefe 248 52 00
15
20
00
00
00
00
15
67
00
00
15
58
00
00
15
43
9 MoyseyC 248 52 15
67
15
20
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
00
00
15
43
15
43
9 GrahamJ 248 52 15
15
20
00
00
00
15
67
00
00
00
00
00
15
43
15
43
9 LuskT 248 52 00
00
15
20
00
00
00
15
67
00
00
15
58
00
15
43
00
13 HoH 209 40 00
15
20
15
77
00
15
67
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
14 srs 200 35 00
15
20
15
77
00
00
00
00
15
00
00
00
15
43
00
00
15 AllyScully 188 30 00
00
00
00
15
67
00
00
00
00
15
91
00
00
00
00
00
16 jveditz 169 26 00
00
00
15
77
00
00
00
15
62
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
17 LiptonM 166 21 00
15
20
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
58
00
00
15
43
18 ChrisRosenberg 159 16 15
67
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
62
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
19 BartholowJ 112 11 00
15
20
00
00
00
00
00
15
62
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
20 JonesRW 111 7 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
96
00
00
21 BoulierJ 93 2 00
00
15
20
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
43
00
00

Questions:

During World War II, the WAVES program permitted women to join the United States Naval Reserve. The name stands for "Women Accepted for Volunteer"... what?

Click to Reveal Answer
Emergency Service

Whose wave equation is this?

Click for additional information

Click to Reveal Answer
Erwin Schroedinger

What song, first released in 1989, is being covered here by OK Go?

Click for additional information

Click to Reveal Answer
"Wave of Mutilation" by Pixies

In 1967, high school history teacher Ron Jones devised what experiment to introduce his students to the rise of Nazism in pre-war Germany, but cut it short when the fascist ideology started to get a little too popular with the students?

Click to Reveal Answer
The Third Wave

(Fill in the blank) The audience participation exercise known as "the wave" is called "the _______ wave" outside of North America (la ola to natives of the namesake country) when it was popularized during broadcasts of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Click to Reveal Answer
Mexican

When waves combine to form a standing wave, what term names the points where the wave amplitude is the greatest (eg. the "hot spots" in a microwave oven)?

Click for additional information

Click to Reveal Answer
antinode

The Milwaukee Wave is a team in what professional sport, where ricocheting the ball off of the walls surrounding the playing field is a key part of the game?

Click for additional information

Click to Reveal Answer
indoor or arena soccer (also minifootball, fast football, et al.)

Name the genre of music consisting of slowed-down ("chopped and screwed") samples of easy-listening music like the kind played in malls. Example track: "Candlelight Email" by Diskette Romances. (edited at 2:05 pm, February 11, 2016 (PST))

Click for additional information

Click to Reveal Answer
vaporwave

light waves : photon :: sound waves : ______

Click to Reveal Answer
phonon

The B side of what 1985 album is a suite of songs, known collectively as The Ninth Wave, which depicts the inner monologue of a woman stranded at sea?

Click to Reveal Answer
The Hounds of Love, by Kate Bush

The inspiration for the title of the song suite referred to in Question 10 was the poem "Idylls of the King: The Coming of Arthur" by what British Poet Laureate?

Click to Reveal Answer
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Who demonstrated that Gauss's Law, Faraday's Law, and Ampere's Law (with an extra term to include the effects of changing electric flux), combine to form a wave equation, whose solutions have a propagation velocity equal to the speed of light?

Click to Reveal Answer
James Clerk Maxwell