14 Aug 2016

Quiz 20 - 10 questions on the Hammer.

As a famous saying goes. "If you know the facts hammer the jury ,if you know the law only and not the facts hammer the judge ,if you do not know either Hammer the table"

1. Dave Scott and Jim Irwin were carried to the Lunar surface in July 1971 on Apollo 15’s lunar module- Falcon. On the lunar surface Scott carried out and video taped an experiment to confirm the experiments conducted by a famous scientist. This experiment could only be conducted on the moon because of moons special property. The hypothesis of which famous scientist was confirmed by Dave Scott?

2. As per legend, what originated during the Tailteann funeral games (athletic competitions held in honor of a recently deceased person) held in Ireland around 2000 BC, when the Celtic hero Cu Chulainn gripped a chariot wheel by its axle, whirled it around his head and threw it farther than did any other individual?

Figure of CĂș Chulainn on a ten shilling coin.

3.Mjollnir the Magic hammer of this god never failed him.It was forged by dwarfs and  he used it as a weapon to crash down on the heads of giants and as an instrument to hallow people and things.  He threw the hammer with the aid of iron gloves and it always returned back to him like a boomerang. Which mythological god?

The Stenkvista runestone at a churchyard in Sodermanland, Sweden, shows Mjollnir instead of a cross.

4. Two of the three are  hammer (malleus) and anvil (incus) , which is the third?

5.In the early 1800's to use what, one had to follow the instructions “cut round the top near the outer edge with a chisel and hammer.” written on it ?

6. In Japan the seven gods of good fortune are traditionally thought to bring good luck, wealth, and a long life. One of the seven is Daikoku, a mixed Shinto-Buddhist god of wealth and agriculture, with a rice bag and wooden hammer. What is special about the hammer?

7. What was invented or created by Italian harpsichord maker Bartolomeo Cristofori in 1698 when he experimented with a “harpsichord with hammers”?
Bartolomeo Cristofori

8. In 1917 Anatoly Lunacharsky held a competition to create a symbol or an emblem. The winning designer was Yevgeny Ivanovich Kamzolkin. The symbol or emblem is still widely used today. Which Symbol ?

9.  This song was written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949 in support of the United States Progressive Party. The Song was not very successful until it was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1962. Numerous versions of the song have since been made by many artists notably Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Trini Lopez,  Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Richard Barone and Al Jardine (for the ONE Campaign) etc, etc...
The song went on to become a Freedom Song of the American Civil Rights movement and Wikileaks chose the song as its "Wikileaks song".
Which Song ?
Peter Seeger who died in Jan 2014, popularised the song "We Shall Overcome" (Hum Honge Kaamyaab) and composed songs like "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and  "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" among others.

10.What word ( describing an animation terminology) should appear in the blanked out space ?


  1. 1. 2 objects of different weights - hammer and feather - being dropped an equal height - no gravity on moon
    2. Discus throw / hammer throw
    3. Thor
    4. Third muscle in the thigh
    5. Canned food
    6. The head is hollow and carries a drink
    7. Xylophone
    8. Communist symbol of sickle and hammer
    9. Sledgehammer
    10. Space


  2. 1. Experiment is probably hammering a sonorous object to prove sound cannot travel in vacuum. Galileo Galilei?
    2.Discus throw
    5.Tin cans
    6.Coins are produced whenever it is banged?
    8. Symbol of the communist party

  3. 1. Galileo
    2. The hammer throw
    3. Thor
    4. Stirrup
    5. Canned food?
    6. It imparts good fortune to those hit with it?
    7. The pianoforte (piano)
    8. Hammer and sickle
    9. If I Had A Hammer
    10. Space?

    - Annie

    Nothing on hammerhead sharks?! When I read the subject, I thought that was definitely going to feature.

  4. 1. Newton
    2. Hammer throwing (as in Olympics)
    3. Thor
    4. Inner ear
    5. Brain surgery (often undertaken for Mental Health issues)
    7. Pianoforte
    8. Hammer and scycle
    9. If I had a hammer

  5. 1.The Hammer - Feather drop experiment, Gallileo
    2. Hammer Throw
    3. Thor
    4. Stapes ( Stirrup )
    5. Canned Food
    7. Upright Piano
    8. The Hammer and sickle
    9. If I had a hammer
    10. Hammerland?

  6. 1. things weigh less on moon
    2. shotput
    3. Thor
    4. Tongs
    5. Bullets
    6. hammer rained seeds and money
    7. piano
    8. communist party symbol with hammer and sickle
    9. I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
    10. pixel


  7. 1. Issac Newton
    2. Hammer throw
    3. Thor
    5. Canned food tin
    7. Xylophone
    8. Hammer and sickle
    9. If I had a hammer
    10. vision

  8. 1.
    2. Discus throw in athletics
    3. Thor
    4. Furnace
    7. Cello
    8. Hammer and Sickle emblem
    9. A Hammer in My Hand
    10. Edit

  9. 1. Galileo - the experiment with the feather and the hammer
    2. The hammer throw
    3. Thor
    4. Sickle
    5. A tin can (as in for packaged food)
    6. Its made from the bones of the Buddha?
    7. The piano
    8. The Communism symbol
    9. If I Had a Hammer
    10. Land?

  10. 1. Galileo
    2. Hammer Throw
    3. Thor
    4. Stapes (Middle ear bones)
    7. Piano
    8. Hammer and Sickle - Communist symbol