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Become the proud winner of the coveted Observatory laurel wreath by entering Observatory's current contest!

OBSERVATORY QUIZ

Simply select the correct answer for each question below! Only one entry per contestant please. If more than one winning entry is received, a drawing to determine the winner will be held of all eligible entries. 

If you have the winning entry, your name will be famous through the ages AND you will receive an incredible (well, maybe only cool) gift from Elysium Gates, PLUS have a smaller version of the award graphic above to permanently display on your site!   It can't get much better than that *grin* 

Observatory Quiz Questions:

1. You just bought a pair of sports shoes with air pockets in the soles. You are now more likely to: 
A.  Be really broke
B.  Jump higher
C.  Get injured 
D.  Look really cool
 
2. If you tickle a locustís leg, it will:
A. Tickle you back
B. Swarm
C. Get hungry
D. Sting you

3. Being around insecticides a lot may:
A. Affect your decision-making abilities
B. Affect your creativity
C. Affect your concentration
D. Affect your ability to take silly quizzes

4. Who is most likely to have "perfect pitch"?
A. Adults
B. Musicians
C. Fire fighters
D. Babies

5. What's special about cab driver's brains?
A. The part of their brains used for navigation is bigger than normal.
B. They have high levels of carbon monoxide from car exhaust.
C. They are especially good at talking to strangers.
D. The part of the brain used for math is bigger from calculating fares.

6. Why are scientists studying fish brains?
A. To see if fish is really brain food
B. To understand how fish remember where they were hatched
C. To see if fish brains work the same as human brains
D. To learn about Alzheimer's disease in humans

7. What's a nanocopter?
A. A helicopter for nannies
B. A personal-sized helicopter which one day may replace cars
C. A microscopic device which may one day be used inside the body
D. A fish with a propeller-like tail

8. Why did scientists study a lock of Beethoven's hair for four years?
A. To discover why he had such bouncy, shiny hair
B. To determine why he died
C. To find out once and for all whether or not he dyed his hair
D. To see if the hair of geniuses is any different from normal hair

9. What is it about computers that scientists think is causes itching, nasal congestion and headaches?
A. Computer virsuses
B. A chemical in the monitors
C. A chemical in the hard drive
D. Sheer frustration

10. Horses have a "guttural pouch" - an air-filled sac inside their head - because it:
A. Keeps the horse's brain from overheating
B. Helps its head stay above water when crossing streams
C. Acts as a sound amplifier
D. Does nothing - except to prove that horses are airheads


 Send your entry to Muse Urania!

All contests require participants to be Elysium Gates, Inc. members.