26 Replies to “Quizzes”

  1. I did the Pearl Harbor quiz. I only got 1 answer right out of 11 questions and I think I guessed that one.

  2. I only got 6 out of 10 on the Civil War quiz! Must be spending too much time with monkeys; their poor test taking skills are dragging down my game.

  3. WWII Pacific Theater was psychotically difficult. 2/10

    I’m going to step back from this, mix up a friendly nonjudgmental beverage, and leave the test taking to the professionals.

  4. OK Monty, see if you can guess these:

    What recent evidence has possibly negated the popular cosmic asteroid impact hypothesis for the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-Tertiary geologic boundary (65 million years ago)?

    What recent models suggest that hotspot plume trails like the Hawaiian ridge and Emperor Seamount chain do not actually reflect changes in plate spreading direction (as previously thought)?

    Or, you can take what’s behind door number 3.

  5. Since your sister has not called us yet, we are assuming they are not planning to stay with us. Buy the house across the street and we can be neighbors. Asking only 899K with valley and sunset views, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, many upgrades.

  6. “Oahu? Is that your island?”

    Yes.

    “You wanna meet my sister?

    Yes.

    “Be careful.”

    OK. You realize she will blow you cover to kingdom come? Sisters do shit like that.

  7. I suggest we meet over Mai Tais at the Mai Tai Bar in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. It’s where they invented the Mai Tai. Great sunset and Diamond Head views.

    It should be you and me, you realize.

  8. We have sunrise views. Somehow, it’s not the same. I usually growl around sunrise, even the pretty ones.

  9. What recent evidence has possibly negated the popular cosmic asteroid impact hypothesis for the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-Tertiary geologic boundary (65 million years ago)?

    What recent models suggest that hotspot plume trails like the Hawaiian ridge and Emperor Seamount chain do not actually reflect changes in plate spreading direction (as previously thought)?

    well i’m curious if no one else is.

  10. i think some of those questions were kind of bogus, maybekinda “trick”. for example, “did the us declare war on the central powers in april 1917?”

    i said yes, but i was wrong because the us only declared war on germany. well germany was one of the central powers, so called. declaring war on one is declaring war on all? no?

    there were some others i thought bogus, but i can’t remember what they were.

  11. “What recent evidence has possibly negated the popular cosmic asteroid impact hypothesis for the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-Tertiary geologic boundary (65 million years ago)?”

    Specter switching parties.

  12. “What recent evidence has possibly negated the popular cosmic asteroid impact hypothesis for the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-Tertiary geologic boundary (65 million years ago)?

    Researchers recently found a 300-m thick stratigraphic section above the impact layer near the crater area in Yucatan that contains dino critters. On top of that lies the extinction layer. Section is not supposed to be there if the asteroid impact theory is correct. This points to another cause, like volcanism, as the true dino killer.

  13. “What recent models suggest that hotspot plume trails like the Hawaiian ridge and Emperor Seamount chain do not actually reflect changes in plate spreading direction (as previously thought)?”

    The plume bending model. It states that the hotspot mantle plume can bend over time in the mantle “wind”, causing the apparent change in hotspot trail direction (as island chains, narrow ridges, or over land, “burn” depressions like the Snake River Basin), not changes in plate motion. If correct, this model will set the theory of plate tectonics on its ear, not to mention our understanding of hotspots and mantle dynamics.

  14. “If correct, this model will set the theory of plate tectonics on its ear, not to mention our understanding of hotspots and mantle dynamics.” –Dr. Doom

    Kewl…. kinda like Nicholaus Copernicus’ Treatise on the Sun being at the center of our solar system…

    or Koch’s and others’ deconstructing the “spontaneous generation” theory of disease.

    Can’t wait….

  15. Vietnam quiz- 3 correct
    Gulf I – 2 correct

    these people should be happy if the average american knows which side we were on, what were the dates, and who won. Sheesh.

    I would swear Walter Cronkite told me the VC were running down the corridors of the US Embassy during Tet.

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