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?
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”.
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