All members of the Case Western Reserve University community — students, faculty, staff, alumni, anyone with a Case ID (some temporary employees and contractors with IDs may not be able to log in) — are invited to test their smarts with a new trivia-style contest.
The competition features weekly multiple-choice questions on subjects ranging from religion to rocket science. A new question will be posted every Tuesday. The answer will be revealed the following Monday.
Each Monday morning, the leaderboard will post who has answered the week's question correctly and done it fast. Points will be assigned for correctness and time, including bonus points for being among the first to get the answer right.
We'll also track points from week to week, so play early and often. The winner gets an end-of-semester article in The Daily and, more important, some serious bragging rights.
Join the competition and bookmark the page (share it, too!) to play every week. That is, if you think you've got what it takes.
It's a timed competition — you get two minutes to submit your answer, and the countdown begins when you click "start" to reveal the question. Your time is recorded upon submitting your final answer.
Note: it's a test of your smarts, not Google's. Only the answer submitted with your first login counts. So, don't cheat; you'll be disqualified. But we know you don't have to. Good luck, smarty!
Where did you land this week? Each Monday, we'll post a leaderboard of who's answered the week's question correctly and done it fast. Check out the monthly leaderboard for cumulative scores and complete rankings posted at the end of each month (note: you will be taken away from this page).
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The leaderboard shows the top ten contestants for the week of April 19, 2011. Points are given for correct answers, time and the day your answer was submitted (i.e., the earlier you play, the more points you get). Consolation points are given — one point per question — for participation. Even if you don't get the right answer, you're still in the game. So, play early and often.
Stats: 85 people submitted answers for Question 14.0, three contestants selected the correct answer. Average time to correctly answer: 31.3 seconds. Fastest time? Five seconds.
At Case Western Reserve University, thought and ideas are nurtured, discussed, built upon and challenged. We're always pushing the limits of what's possible. That kind of environment has made way for some of the world's leading research and life-changing discoveries.
Once you're done testing your own skills here, read about the groundbreaking research going on at Case Western Reserve every day. You might learn something for next week.
Check out think (note: you will be taken away from this page).
Every Tuesday, a new question will be posted to this site. The answer will be revealed the following Monday. Check out the past three questions and their answers below. You can also find other past questions and answers in our archive.
14.0: What is the name given to a bell tower located at the crossing of the nave and transept of a church building rather than at one of the more traditional front corners?
The correct answer is A: armpit tower. See full Question 14.0, answer and explanation.
13.0: Which building on campus accounts for just over 10 percent of the university's energy consumption?
The correct answer is B: Wolstein Research Building. See full Question 13.0, answer and explanation.
12.0: Who was the first white player to integrate the Negro Leagues?
The correct answer is C: Eddie Klepp. See full Question 12.0, answer and explanation.
11.0: After an interstellar voyage, where did the rocket carrying scientist Jor-El's only infant son crash land on Earth in Action Comics #1 (1938)?
The correct answer is D: Cleveland. See full Question 11.0, answer and explanation.
For more answers, visit the Think Fast Answers page.