Annual Geek Christmas Quiz – 2015


  1. What was Luke Skywalker’s name in the original Star Wars screenplay?
  2. Who directed the latest Star Wars film – (The Force Awakens)?
  3. What colour are the Sith’s light sabers?
  4. What year was the film 2001 A space odyssey released?
  5. What was the name of the book, written by Philip K Dick, that Blade runner was based on?
  6. How long is Harry Potter’s Wand?


Taglines – what was the film?

  1. In space no-one can hear you scream
  2. To boldly go where no man has gone before
  3. An adventure 65 million years in the making.
  4. It’s Christmas Eve In L.A. And The Party Action’s About To Explode… On The Fortieth Floor!
  5. We’re all in it together
  6. Nothing On Earth Could Come Between Them



  1. What does EEPROM stand for?
  2. How many principles are in the Agile Manifesto?
  3. What does FORTRAN stand for?
  4. What does COBOL stand for?
  5. What is Oct 31 in Decimal?
  6. What is Moore’s Law?



  1. What is the name of the largest moon in the solar system?
  2. How fast does the ISS travel
  3. Cornflakes were invented to cure what?
  4. up, down, strange, charm, top, and bottom – what are they all types of?
  5. What is the first law of thermodynamics?
  6. What are the blocks in Tetris known as?



  1. Who got into a ‘quagmire and botheration’ with mutable state when programming Charles Babbage’s difference engine
  2. What was Tony Hoare’s ‘Billion Dollar Mistake’?
  3. Kellogg and Rice invented what?
  4. What name was the most searched term in the UK in 2015 according to google
  5. Who was the first Briton in Space?
  6. Who invented the cat flap?

Picture Round

What are the missing country codes?










Famous RegEx

what is it matching?


7) [ -~]


8) ^(.)(.)\2\1$


9) /^#?([a-f0-9]{6}|[a-f0-9]{3})$/


10) /^<([a-z]+)([^<]+)*(?:>(.*)<\/\1>|\s+\/>)$/


11) ^(([0-9]|[1-9][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|2[0-4][0-9]|25[0-5])\.){3}([0-9]|[1-9][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|2[0-4][0-9]|25[0-5])$


12) \A(?:[a-z0-9!#$%&’*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-z0-9!#$%&’*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*

 |  “(?:[\x01-\x08\x0b\x0c\x0e-\x1f\x21\x23-\x5b\x5d-\x7f]

     |  \\[\x01-\x09\x0b\x0c\x0e-\x7f])*”)

@ (?:(?:[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?\.)+[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?

 |  \[(?:(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?)\.){3}



         |  \\[\x01-\x09\x0b\x0c\x0e-\x7f])+)\])\z


Famous phycisists

(with their birth year) rearrange the letters


13) Beginners were here (1901)

14) A chairlady fame (1791)

15) Awaits on acne (1642)

16) Nettle Binaries(1879)

17) I Urea crime (1867)

18) I agile oil legal (1564)


Famous monsters

Name the film



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