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September 22, 2022

Which fast food restaurant has the largest number of retail locations in the world?

  1. McDonald’s
  2. Subway
  3. Kentucky Fried Chicken
  4. Taco Bell

What type of food is the most frequently ordered item in the USA?

  1. cheeseburger
  2. chicken fingers and fries
  3. hot dog
  4. gourmet sandwich

What is the oldest soft drink in the United States?

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. R.C. Cola
  3. Dr. Pepper

July 28, 2022

Can veins regrow after a traumatic event?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Traditional stenting techniques can be used for an artery with up to what percent blockage?

  1. 82
  2. 93
  3. 99

A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA sequences at the end of a chromosome. Which statements are true about telomeres?

  1. Their job is to keep the ends from fraying or sticking together.
  2. Each time a cell divides the telomeres become slightly shorter.
  3. Eventually they prevent the cell from dividing sucessfully, and it dies.

June 30, 2022

Issued in 1950, what was the first universal credit card?

  1. American Express
  2. Diners Club
  3. Mastercard

Mozzarella is traditionally made from the milk of what animal?

  1. water buffalo
  2. sheep
  3. goat
  4. cow

In what year did the Chicago City Council exonerate  Mrs. O’Leary’s cow for starting the Great Chicago Fire?

  1. 1997
  2. 1947
  3. 1897

June 16, 2022

PL is a proprietary name for CTCSS, by which company?

  1. GE
  2. E.F. Johnson
  3. Motorola

What, in ham lingo, is a “lid”?

  1. a bad or inconsiderate operator
  2. a Light Intensifying Diode
  3. an antenna made out of bottle caps

A shipboard antenna described as having multiple parallel wires and secured to a ship’s masts with a yoke arrangement is known as:

  1. a dipole
  2. a Faraday
  3. a Marconi

May 26, 2022

How many Ph.D. economists are employed by the Federal Reserve Board, with responsibilities including analysis and forecasting economic developments in the U.S., and how many predicted non-transitory high inflation for 2022?

  1. over 400 employed and 24 predicted
  2. over 400 employed and 3 predicted
  3. over 400 employed and none predicted

Inflation is caused by printing money from thin air (Modern Monetary Theory) and NOT by Putin, citizens or greedy suppliers. How much has the total U.S. currency, measured by Fed M2 Money Supply, increased since February 2020?

  1. 41%
  2. 22%
  3. 12%

What does NOAA say about 7-day weather forecast reliability?

  1. about 90%
  2. about 80%
  3. about 50%

BONUS QUESTION: What is the estimated net worth of TV meterologist Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel?

  1. 1- 2.5 million dollars
  2. 3.5-5 million dollars
  3. 6-8 million dollars

May 19, 2022

TRUE or FALSE: At short ranges, the best reception occurs when the receiving antenna is oriented the same way as the transmitting antenna.

  1. true
  2. false

What is a PTO?

  1. Phase Tuned Oscillator
  2. B: Permeability Tuned Oscillator
  3. C: Pilot Tone Oscillator

What band is often called the “Magic Band” by radio amateurs?

  1. 2 meters
  2. 10 meters
  3. 6 meters

February 17, 2022

What is the name of the scientific instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure?

  1. thermometer
  2. barometer
  3. hygrometer

What do we use an anemometer to measure?

  1. rainfall
  2. visibility
  3. wind speed

In what year was the first weather satellite launched?

  1. 1949
  2. 1959
  3. 1969