Rare Entries XIII - another assortment

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Rare Entries XIII - another assortment

Post by The Orange One » 07 May 2014, 13:50

The last two quizzes have been mostly about the tube, so something different. There are a few railway questions in here though!

Clarifications:
- Currently or current means "as of 07/05/2014". Today means "07/05/2014".
- When I refer to London Overground Station, I mean a station with a regular London Overground service. Similarly for LU, NR, DLR and Croydon Tramlink

If you want a question clarified, please ask below. Answers by PM before 18:00 on the 16th May 2014.

1) Name a station with both a London Underground and National Rail service where no line marked on the Oyster Rail Services map in green or orange calls.
2) Name a country whose current national flag (the state flag) contains 5 or more colours.
3) Name a forum member who has written all the questions for more than one "Rare Entries Quiz" thread on this forum, started before today.
4) Name a Mersenne Prime whose primality was discovered without the use of a computer.
5) Name a football stadium within Greater London with nearest LU, LO, DLR or NR station, as the crow flies, in Zones 1 or 2.
6) Name a Friday 13th that will occur within two years of today.
7) Name a country that has won the Eurovision Song Contest over 3 times.
8 ) Name a station served by Eurostar for over 320 days of 2013.
9) Name one of the Royal Parks of London.
10) Name a current planet of the Solar System.
11) Name a NR TOC or London Underground Line that currently serves King's Cross St. Pancras, King's Cross or St. Pancras International.
12) Name a currently open London Overground Station.
13) Name a currently open Docklands Light Railway Station.
14) Name a currently open Croydon Tramlink Station.
15) Name a currently open station with regular, direct trains to London Fenchurch Street.
16) Name a UK University.
17) Name a country in Asia.
18) Name an exoplanet.
19) Name a US President.
20) Name a chemical element.

NOTE: This quiz is longer than normal. Please answer every question, even though some of them have what you might perceive as too many options. If you do not answer a question, it will be treated as incorrect.
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Re: Rare Entries XIII - another assortment

Post by TC95 » 07 May 2014, 15:19

The Orange One wrote:The last two quizzes have been mostly about the tube, so something different. There are a few railway questions in here though! Currently or current means "as of 07/05/2014". Today means "07/05/2014".

If you want a question clarified, please ask below. Answers by PM before 18:00 on the 16th May 2014.


12) Name a currently open London Overground Station.
13) Name a currently open Docklands Light Railway Station.
14) Name a currently open Croydon Tramlink Station.
Is that a station owned by those operators?
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Post by The Orange One » 07 May 2014, 15:36

A station served by those operators. Changing it now.
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Re: Rare Entries XIII - another assortment

Post by tractakid » 08 May 2014, 01:07

Go me I have entered a rare entries quiz before the original stated deadline woop go me
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Post by tubeguru » 09 May 2014, 18:17

The Orange One wrote: 15) Name a currently open station with regular, direct trains to London Fenchurch Street.
16) Name a UK University.
What do you mean by "regular" trains? After all, one train a week is a "regular" service, so long as it runs every week.

Also, are individual university colleges allowed, or only the name of the overall university?
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Post by The Orange One » 09 May 2014, 20:29

tubeguru wrote:What do you mean by "regular" trains? After all, one train a week is a "regular" service, so long as it runs every week.
Agreed. To me, a train service is "regular" if it runs as scheduled (accounting for delays!), in regular intervals (e.g. 10tph, 1tpd, 1tpw, summer Saturdays etc.), most (and for the pedants, that's 90%) of the time.
tubeguru wrote:Also, are individual university colleges allowed, or only the name of the overall university?
Only the name of the overall university.
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Post by The Orange One » 12 May 2014, 22:33

Have had three entries so far - keep them coming!
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Post by The Orange One » 15 May 2014, 15:59

Six entries so far! Keep them coming.
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Post by The Orange One » 16 May 2014, 19:41

I won't have time to sort through these now - I'll extend the deadline until Thursday 22/05/2014, 18:00.
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Post by tractakid » 25 May 2014, 00:07

News?

Looking forward to the results.
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Post by tubeguru » 25 May 2014, 06:26

Damn, I meant to enter. Can it wait for later today at least?
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Post by The Orange One » 25 May 2014, 17:02

I've found myself unable to get at a computer for more than 5 minutes these last few days, but will produce the results as soon as I have a good 20 minutes in front of a machine.
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Post by tubeguru » 25 May 2014, 17:23

Do I get to enter?
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Post by The Orange One » 26 May 2014, 00:36

I shall keep waiting for tubeguru throughout today - and start compiling the other results.
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Post by The Orange One » 26 May 2014, 19:09

Results!! A four-way tie, as well. Jamesthegill, you were in first place, but tubeguru's late entry bumped you down there. The latter parts of this quiz were written just to see how people cope with easy questions.

1st= greatkingrat - 64
1st= Garion - 64
1st= TC95 - 64
4th: tractakid - 128
5th: jamesthegill - 192
6th: tubeguru - 372
7th: A2 - 6144

And the bit you can argue over - lots to argue about here! If you can convince me, I will change the results, but you'll find it pretty hard.

1) Name a station with both a London Underground and National Rail service where no line marked on the Oyster Rail Services map in green or orange calls.

Correct answers:
KENTISH TOWN - jamesthegill, tubeguru
Old Street - greatkingrat
Greenford - Garion
South Ruislip - TC95

Wrong answers:
Marylebone - A2
Finsbury Park - tractakid

Other answers:
Moorgate, Seven Sisters, West Ruislip, HotH, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Chalfont and Latimer, Amersham

2) Name a country whose current national flag (the state flag) contains 5 or more colours.

Correct answers:
SPAIN - tractakid
Mozambique - greatkingrat
Namibia - jamesthegill
South Africa - A2
South Sudan - Garion
Turkmenistan - TC95
Portugal - tubeguru

Other answers:
Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Central African Republic, Comoros, Dominica, Dominican Republic... (this was not too well thought out)

3) Name a forum member who has written all the questions for more than one "Rare Entries Quiz" thread on this forum, started before today.

Correct answers:
TRACTAKID - tractakid
jamesthegill - jamesthegill
snudge27 - greatkingrat
The Raven - tubeguru

Wrong answers:
Don't know without looking it up - A2
TC95 - Garion
Going Underground - TC95

4) Name a Mersenne Prime whose primality was discovered without the use of a computer.

Correct answers:
3 (M2) - TC95, A2
524287 (M19) - greatkingrat
2147483647 (M31) - Garion
2305843009213693951 (M61) - tractakid
162259276829213363391578010288127 (M107) - jamesthegill
259117086013202627776246767922441530941818887553125427303974923161874019266586362086201209516800483406550695241733194177441689509238807017410377709597512042313066624082916353517952311186154862265604547691127595848775610568757931191017711408826252153849035830401185072116424747461823031471398340229288074545677907941037288235820705892351068433882986888616658650280927692080339605869308790500409503709875902119018371991620994002568935113136548829739112656797303241986517250116412703509705427773477972349821676443446668383119322540099648994051790241624056519054483690809616061625743042361721863339415852426431208737266591962061753535748892894599629195183082621860853400937932839420261866586142503251450773096274235376822938649407127700846077124211823080804139298087057504713825264571448379371125032081826126566649084251699453951887789613650248405739378594599444335231188280123660406262468609212150349937584782292237144339628858485938215738821232393687046160677362909315071 (M3217) - tubeguru
M3217's primality was discovered with an electronic calculator. If you are going to quibble over whether it is a computer, please note it doesn't make a difference either way.

Other answers:
7 (M3), 31 (M5), 127 (M7), 8191 (M13), 131071 (M17), 618970019642690137449562111 (M89), 170141183460469231731687303715884105727 (M107)

5) Name a football stadium within Greater London with nearest LU, LO, DLR or NR station, as the crow flies, in Zones 1 or 2.

Correct answers:
THE DEN (South Bermondsey) - tractakid, tubeguru
Lord Nelson Ground (Island Gardens, ground now closed) - TC95
Loftus Road (White City) - jamesthegill
Stamford Bridge (Fulham Broadway) - A2
Emirates (Arsenal/Holloway Road/Drayton Park) - Garion
Mile End Stadium (Mile End) - greatkingrat

Other answers:
Craven Cottage (Putney Bridge)

6) Name a Friday 13th that will occur within two years of today.

Correct answers:
FRIDAY 13TH MARCH 2015 - TC95, greatkingrat
Friday 13th February 2015 - tractakid, Garion
Friday 13th June 2014 - A2
Friday 13th November 2015 - jamesthegill, tubeguru

7) Name a country that has won the Eurovision Song Contest over 3 times.

Correct answers:
UK - A2, Garion
Luxembourg - TC95
Ireland - tractakid
Netherlands - jamesthegill, greatkingrat
France - tubeguru

Other answers:
Sweden

8) Name a station served by Eurostar for over 320 days of 2013.

Correct answers:
BRUSSELS SOUTH - TC95, Garion
Lille Europe - tractakid, A2
Calais-Fréthun - jamesthegill, tubeguru
Ebbsfleet International - greatkingrat

Other answers:
St Pancras International, Ashford International, Paris Gare du Nord, Marne-la-Vallée Chessy Disneyland.

9) Name one of the Royal Parks of London.

Correct answers:
GREEN PARK - A2, jamesthegill, greatkingrat, tubeguru
Bushy Park - tractakid, Garion
Kensington Gardens - TC95

Other answers:
Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Richmond Park, St James's Park

10) Name a current planet of the Solar System.

Correct answers:
JUPITER - tractakid, greatkingrat
Mercury - TC95
Earth - A2, tubeguru
Neptune - Garion
Venus - jamesthegill

Other answers:
Mars, Saturn, Uranus

End of the proper bit, start of the test bit

11) Name a NR TOC or London Underground Line that currently serves King's Cross St. Pancras, King's Cross or St. Pancras International.

Correct answers:
FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT - A2, jamesthegill, tubeguru
Circle Line - tractakid, greatkingrat
Southeastern Highspeed - TC95
East Midlands Trains - Garion

Other answers:
East Coast, First Hull Trains, Grand Central, Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, Northern Line.

12) Name a currently open London Overground Station.

Correct answers:
DENMARK HILL - greatkingrat
Anerley - TC95
Battersea Park - tractakid
Highbury and Islington - A2
Acton Central - Garion
Brockley - jamesthegill
Penge West - tubeguru

Other answers:
Stratford, Hackney Wick, Homerton, Hackney Central etc.

13) Name a currently open Docklands Light Railway Station.

Correct answers:
MUDCHUTE - jamesthegill
Island Gardens - TC95
Poplar - tractakid
Tower Gateway - A2
Cyprus - Garion
East India - greatkingrat
Deptford Bridge - tubeguru

Other answers:
Lewisham, Elverson Road, Greenwich, Cutty Sark etc.

14) Name a currently open Croydon Tramlink Station.
N.B. Just realised they are technically tram stops, not stations, but nobody caught me out on that.

Correct answers:
CENTRALE - TC95, A2
Lloyd Park - tractakid
Fieldway - Garion
Sandilands - jamesthegill
Lebanon Road - greatkingrat
Phipps Bridge - tubeguru

Other answers:
Wimbledon, Dundonald Road, Merton Park, Morden Road etc.

15) Name a currently open station with regular, direct trains to London Fenchurch Street.

Correct answers:
STRATFORD - tractakid
Limehouse - A2
Purfleet - Garion
Stanford-le-Hope - jamesthegill
East Tilbury - greatkingrat
West Horndon - tubeguru

Wrong answers:
London Fenchurch Street - TC95

Other answers:
West Ham, Barking, Upminster, Dagenham Dock etc.

16) Name a UK University.

Correct answers:
READING - TC95
Bucks New - tractakid
Southampton - A2
South Wales - Garion
Canterbury Christ Church - jamesthegill
Leeds Trinity - greatkingrat
University of Law - tubeguru

Other answers:
Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, St Andrews, Durham, Imperial etc.

17) Name a country in Asia.

Correct answers:
CHINA - A2
Tajikistan - TC95
Kyrgyzstan - tractakid
Turkmenistan - greatkingrat
Burma/Myanmar - Garion
Taiwan - jamesthegill
The Maldives - tubeguru

Other answers:
India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore etc.

18) Name an exoplanet.

Correct answers:
GLIESE 581 D - TC95
HD 205739 b - tractakid
Kepler 349 b - jamesthegill
Gliese 876 e - greatkingrat
HD 60532 b - tubeguru

Wrong answers:
Don't know without looking it up - A2
Gliese 581 - Garion (it's a star)

Other answers:
Alpha Centauri Bb, Epsilon Eridani b, Epsilon Eridani c, Epsilon Eridani d etc.

19) Name a US President.

Correct answers:
BILL CLINTON - A2
John F. Kennedy - TC95
George Bush Senior - tractakid
Harry Truman - Garion
James Buchanan - jamesthegill
Chester Arthur - greatkingrat
Martin van Buren - tubeguru

Other answers:
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe etc.

20) Name a chemical element.

Correct answers:
BISMUTH - tubeguru
Bohrium - Garion
Boron - jamesthegill
Niobium - tractakid
Nobelium - TC95
Oxygen - A2
Selenium - greatkingrat

Other answers:
Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Carbon etc.
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