a joystick wiggling quiz answers

The answers to a joystick wiggling quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.

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1. On the 5th August, 2010, 33 people were trapped where in Coparpó, Chile?


2. Between 1966 and 1969 what four words – spoken by William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk – began every episode of the popular TV programme Star Trek?

Space: The final frontier

3. Born in 1940) who is the Italian-born American racing driver who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport and is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR?

Mario Andretti

4. What is the collective name for dogs and wolves?


5. What two words describe the sound associated with the shock waves created whenever an object travels through the air faster than the speed of sound?

Sonic Boom

6. What is the name of the United States Army post in Kentucky that is adjacent to the United States Bullion Depository, which is used to house a large portion of the United States’ official gold reserves?

Fort Knox

7. Eddie Murphy voiced which character in the Shrek series of films?


8. The first world record for which event was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912 currently stands at 6.18 metres and is held by the Swede Armand Duplantis?

Pole Vault

9. What is a facility built for racing of vehicles, athletes, or animals?

Race track

10. Which song was a hit for Martha and The Vandellas in 1964 and, as part of the Live Aid famine relief cause, Mick Jagger and David Bowie in 1985?

Dancing in the Street

11. What company, with their nearest store at Meadowhall Retail Park, proclaims to provide “all of your essential arts and crafts supplies”?


12. Which movie, made in 1953 and remade in 1986, features a boy who tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants?

Invaders From Mars

13. How are the two German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century better known? They were among the first and best-known collectors of German and European folk tales, and popularized traditional oral tale types such as “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel”.

Brothers Grimm

14. The unplanned urbanisation of which UK city, brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, resulted in it becoming the world’s first industrialised city?


15. What animal was Beatrix Potter’s Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, a washerwoman who lives in a tiny cottage in the fells of the Lake District?


16. The Catholic military order founded in 1119 with the full name Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon are often more simply are referred to as what?

Knights Templar

17. Which film monster has appeared in various media since 1933 and has been dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, a phrase commonly used within the films?

King Kong

18. In sports, what are shooting guard, silly mid off, hooker and quarterback?


19. Which English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician, and television presenter rose to fame in the comedy troupe The Mighty Boosh and currently co-presents The Great British Bake Off?

Noel Fielding

20. Generally, how are the Supermarine Spitfire, the General Dynamics F16 and the Messerschmitt Me 262 (amongst many other planes of this type) known?


Joining answers 1-10 with 11-12 gives you 10 of the most popular video games:

  • Minecraft
  • Space Invaders
  • Mario Brothers
  • Pac-man
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Fortnite
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pole Position
  • Track and Field
  • Street Fighter