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Time Quiz 1

  1.  In which film are a number of the clocks set to 4:20?
  2.  Which musician once said: 'Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted'?
  3.  Where would you find a gnomon?
  4.  'You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss' are the first two lines of which famous song?
  5.  Invented in 1656 by Christiaan Huygens, what type of clock was the world's most precise timekeeper until the 1930s?
  6.  In which European city would you find the world's oldest operating astronomical clock?
  7.  November derives its name from the Latin word 'novem', what is the translation of 'novem'?
  8.  Clepsydra was an ancient time-measuring device better known as what type of clock?
  9.  If you were viewing a watches on a promotional advert, what time are they mostly set at?
10.  What term was first coined by Jeremy Thacker of England in 1714, referring to his invention of a clock in a vacuum chamber?


Answers

  1.  Pulp Fiction
  2.  John Lennon   3.  On a sundial - it's the part that casts a shadow
  4.  As Time Goes BY
  5.  The pendulum clock
  6.  Prague
  7.  Nine
  8.  Water clock
  9.  10:10 (ten past ten)
10.  Chronometer



Time Quiz 2

  1.  Which company was initially founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis?
  2.  Which clocks are the most accurate time keeping pieces known?
  3.  In which country did a day consist of ten hours of a hundred minutes of a hundred seconds before being abolished in 1806?
  4.  Which watch company was the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969?
  5.  How many months of the year have 31 days?
  6.  Which informal term for a short period of time is actually the amount of time light takes to travel one fermi in a vacuum?
  7.  'The movie's over, it's four o'clock and we're in trouble deep' is a line from which popular song?
  8.  Which 1975 fantasy film based upon a 1924 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel starred Doug McClure?
  9.  Which imaginary line of navigation roughly follows the 180 degrees line of longitude passing passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
10.  Which invention made it essential to enforce time uniformity throughout Great Britain in Victorian Times?


Answers

  1.  Rolex (they moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919)
  2.  Atomic clocks
  3.  France (introduced during the French Revolution in an attempt to create a more rational system & de-Christianize time)
  4.  Omega
  5.  Seven
  6.  A jiffy
  7.  Wake Up Little Susie
  8.  The Land That Time Forgot
  9.  International Date Line
10.  The railways