Specialist: time

From the quiz on 24/1/17.

  1. What name, from the Greek for “against time”, is given to something situated in an inappropriate period of time (for example, a handgun in a novel set during the Roman Empire)? Anachronism

  2. What time are watches set to in the vast majority of analogue watch advertisements? 10:10

  3. The duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom (at rest at a temperature of 0 K)” is the current scientific definition of which unit of time? Second

  4. Who is the only person to have been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year on three separate occasions (1932, 1934 and 1941)? Franklin D. Roosevelt

  5. Which is the only country in the world that uses the unusual time zone GMT+05:45? Nepal


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