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Time Quiz Questions I

  1. 'Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so' is a line from which book?

  2. In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Miss Havisham has all the clocks in her mansion frozen at precisely what time?
  3. Often known as 'The First American' who is thought to have first said: 'Time is Money'?
  4. What is the name given to the shadow-casting object on a sundial?
  5. What is the study of measuring time and mechanical time-keeping devices called?
  6. Which European capital city is famous for its astronomical clock?
  7. Who composed The Symphony No. 101 commonly known as 'The Clock' because of its ticking" rhythm?
  8. Which make of watch was the first to be worn on the Moon in July of 1969?
  9. What type of clock did Christiaan Huygens invent in 1656?
  10. Which fictional species are the main antagonist in the H. G. Wells novel The Time Machine?
  11. Which SI unit of time is equal to one billionth of a second?
  12. 'Clocks' is a song by which British rock band?
  13. Who said: 'Time spent with cats is never wasted'?
  14. The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar in Great Britian in which year?


  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (by Douglas Adams)

  2. Twenty minutes to nine (the time she received a letter of rejection on her wedding day)
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Gnomon
  5. Horology
  6. Prague
  7. Joseph Haydn
  8. Omega (Omega Speedmaster worn by Apollo astronauts is sometimes called the 'moon watch')
  9. Pendulum clock
  10. Morlocks
  11. Nanosecond
  12. Coldplay
  13. Sigmund Freud
  14. 1752

Time Trivia Quiz Questions II

  1. How many years are there in a sesquicentennial anniversary?
  2. Which company produced the first watches with an LED display in 1972?
  3. How many official time zones are there in China?
  4. In California, Methuselah is around 4,848 years old; what is it?
  5. The states of Colorado and Utah are in which American time zone?
  6. On which planet in our solar system is a day two years long?
  7. Which invention made it necessary for English towns and cities to introduce a nationwide standard time instead of local times?
  8. To the nearest day, how long did it take for Apollo 11 to reach the moon?
  9. Which English clockmaker invented the marine chronometer?
  10. How many years are there in a gigaannum?
  11. Which place name is the most well used in popular culture to measure time verbally?
  12. Rounded to the nearest minute, how long does it take for sunlight to reach the earth?
  13. The UK radio magazine programme Woman's Hour is broadacst on which BBC radio station?
  14. Which American phrase that refers to a very short period of time did comedian Johnny Carson once joke was the time between a traffic light turning green and the car behind honking?


  1. 150 years
  2. Pulsar

  3. One
  4. Tree (Great Basin bristlecone pine)
  5. Mountain Time
  6. Mercury
  7. The invention of rail travel
  8. 3 days (about 75 hours, 50 minutes)
  9. John Harrison
  10. One billion
  11. Mississippi
  12. 8 minutes (8 minutes 20 seconds)
  13. Radio Four
  14. A New York minute

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