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The Grand NERDVANA Daily Quiz

Think you're nerd enough? Got a pop-culture-infused brain as big as a planet? Get ready to test your nerd skills with our daily quiz! You might even get a prize, if we draw your name out at the end!

A new set of questions will be put up each day at noon (while NERDVANA is on), along with the answers from the previous day, so flex that nerd muscle (brain) and Quiz On, Quizzlers!

Day One Quiz Answers

What does CPU stand for? Central Processing Unit
Which famous British physicist wrote A Brief History of Time? Stephen Hawking
What is the first name of Marty McFly’s father in the Back to the Future films? George 
What is the title of the show in which two FBI agents, Mulder and Scully, investigate cases that appear to involve the paranormal? X Files
Which is the best-selling video game of all time? Tetris
Which actor voiced both Darth Vader and The Lion King‘s Mufasa?  James Earl Jones
What movie in 2019 topped Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time? Avengers: Endgame
Who plays Thor's brother Loki in the 2011 film, "Thor"? Tom Hiddleston
What year was the Nintendo 64 released? The Nintendo 64 was released in 1996
The video game ‘GTA’ stands for what? Grand Theft Auto

Daily Quiz Day Two Answers

What are the three laws of Robotics?  

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Did the original Sony PlayStation use cartridges or CDs to play games? CDs
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story The Sentinel became which classic film directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1968? 2001 - A Space Odyssey
In Lord of the Rings; Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo uses a false name at the Prancing Pony. What is it? Underhill
What is Jack Nicholson’s famous line from The Shining? "Here's Johnny!"
Which of these is arguably NOT the name of a Star Trek show? Discovery, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, or The Expanse? The Expanse
What type of food did Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty turn himself into?  A pickle
The famous video game heroin Lara Croft belonged to which game? Tomb Raider
Which electronic company introduced the PlayStation prototype?  Sony
In what year was Dungeons and Dragons created? 1974



Daily Quiz Day Three Answers

What does RAM stand for?   Random Access Memory
Nano, Shuffle, Classic and Touch are variations of what?  The Apple iPod
Published in 1895, who wrote The Time MachineHG Wells
In what year did a computer first defeat a Grandmaster Chess player?  In 1977 Sneaky Pete the computer beat Michael Stean
What is the alternate dimension in Netflix’s Stranger Things known as?  The Upside Down
What intergalactic delivery company do the characters of Futurama work for?  Planet Express
Which vehicle did Optimus Prime Transform into?  Truck
How many legs does a Martian Fighting machine in the original War of the Worlds have?  Three
What is the name of Elon Musk’s aerospace company?   SpaceX
When was the first Sims game released? 1998, 2000 0r 2003?   2000

Daily Quiz Day Four Answers

When was the first personal computer introduced? 1975
Which famous physicist discovered the concept of gravity?  Sir Isaac Newton
What novel introduces us to the characters Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Which villain first appeared in the 5th ever episode of Dr Who? They are the only alien to face every regeneration of the Doctor. Their home planet is Skaros. Daleks
How many times did Ross Geller get divorced on Friends? 3 times (Carol, Emily & Rachel)
Who are the bad guys in The Matrix, Enemies, Viruses, Agents or Bugs? Agents
Which popular video game franchise has released games with the subtitles World At War and Black Ops? Call of Duty
Hayao Miyazaki; a Japanese animator, director, producer and screenwriter is known predominately for being a co-founder of what company? Studio Ghibli
In 2016, what virtual reality craze brought people outside using their mobile devices?  Pokémon Go
Across The Witcher fiction, what name would Geralt of Rivia give his horse?  Roach

Pokémon Go


Daily Quiz Day Five Answers

What does C-3PO stand for? Cyborg-3 Protocol
Which character, in Return of the Jedi says “it’s a trap!”? Which later became a meme?  Admiral Ackbar 
What year did the first Star Wars film come out? 1977
Which planet is Jar Jar Binks from?  Naboo
According to the opening titles, when and where does Star Wars: A New Hope take place?  A long time ago in a galaxy far far away
Who killed Han Solo?  His son, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
What title is given to children being trained as Jedi? Younglings
What is the ‘Rule of Two’? There can only be 2 Sith Lords
What was George Lucas’ original surname for Han? Starkiller
Who was the composer for the scores of the primary nine films in the Star Wars Saga?  John Williams


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