A Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quiz – Part 2 of 4

Towel Day is just twenty-two days away! Do you know where your towel is?

Here’s the second instalment of the triva quiz I’ve made up for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in the run-up to this year’s Towel Day. The quiz is derived from the Primary and Secondary phases of the original radio show.

It’s a trilogy in four parts. The links to these are below: but note that, unless you have access to a hyperspatial field generator, not all of the links will be useful yet:

There are, naturally enough, 42 questions in all, but I’ll be releasing them into the wild in batches over the next few weeks. Stay posted!


Q11: What keeps the nutrimatic cup hanging 13 miles above the ground?
A11: Art

Q12: How many Lintilla clones are there (approximately)?
A12: 578 thousand million

Q13: What’s the best way to get a drink out of a vogon?
A13: Stick your fingers down his throat

Q14: What are the chances of being rescued from asphyxiation in deep space within 30 seconds?
A14: 2 to the power of 267709 to 1 against

Q15: What is the ‘GPP feature’?
A15: genuine people personalities

Q16: Who does the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy define as “a bunch of mindless jerks who will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes”?
A16: The marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation

Q17: Who stole the Heart of Gold?
A17: Zaphod Beeblebrox

Q18: How long does Deep Thought have to think before coming up with The Answer?
A18: Seven and a half million years

Q19: Whose upper arm was bruised in the approach to Magrathea?
A19: Arthur Dent’s

Q20: What is ‘the secret’?
A20: Bang the rocks together, guys

Note: I’ve attempted to hide the answers by making their text colour white (of course your setup may override this… if so, I hope that doesn’t spoil the game for you).
Click and drag your mouse over the ‘A:’ lines to reveal the answers!

Attention dumbphone users: as your phone’s not smart enough to allow you to reveal the answers, I’ll be posting them all at this address the day after Towel Day. That post will be password protected, and I’ll be giving you clues to the password… your second is: Douglas said, “I may be a sorry case, but I don’t write jokes in base 13”.

Post your score in the comments :)

Share and enjoy!

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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18 Responses to A Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quiz – Part 2 of 4

  1. not a clue at any this time, but made me smile. I remember reading that “first up against the wall” quote but was hopeless when it came to who it was talking about.

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  2. Tom says:

    My mobile phone is set to dark mode, Pendantry, so the text appears in white anyway. That said, I’d read all of the questions and answers (without a clue, sorry!) thinking they were the questions from last time… it was only at the end when I realised my ‘trip back in time’ hadn’t actually happened!
    You are enticing me to find out more about this, however, so we shall see what happens. All inspiration is good! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  3. rusty says:

    All except Q20… Not only am I missing MORE hair, now, from ‘scratching my head’ desperately trying to recall the answer, but my forehead is somewhat more ‘sloping’ from the self-administered almighty ‘whack’ applied when I caved and ‘revealed’ your answer…

    Gonna go have a little lay-down, now… 🤣

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  4. Beaton says:

    I am a Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy fan and like to think I am a cool frood who knows where his towel at ….even though I tried the answer 42 to all the questions above and obviously none of them are the question

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  9. obbverse says:

    Damn. Late to the party again!

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  10. Herb says:

    I knew four of these.

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