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Time travel

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1. Who invented the flux capacitor?
Nikola Tesla
Emmett Brown
Stephen Hawking
Guglielmo Marconi
2. To explore time travel, Project Tic-Toc built a device called the Time Tunnel. Who owned Project Tic-Toc?
The US government
An eccentric billionaire
A national security agency
Arizona Institute of Technology
3. What does Hermione Granger's time turner look like?
A cog
A compass
A fob watch
An hourglass
4. TARDIS
Travel and Return Device In Situ
Time and Relative Dimension in Space
The All Realms Directional Synchronizer
Teleportation and Recall, Diffusion Immersion Spectrum
5. In Tom's Midnight Garden, what is hidden in the past so that Tom can find it in his own time?
Ice skates
His time travel diary
A photograph of him in the old garden
One of Charles Dodgson's logic puzzles
6. Who invented the term 'time machine' and the concept behind it?
Jules Verne
C. S. Lewis
H. G. Wells
John Wyndham
7. What time travel device is used by assassins who work for the Temps Commission?
Briefcase
Stopwatch
Wristwatch
Telephone booth
8. In the 1968 film Planet of the Apes, how does the astronaut Taylor learn that he has travelled through time?
A Detroit Tigers calendar in the laboratory
A tree that he planted as a child is gigantic
He finds the Statue of Liberty partially buried
The apes are excited by the discovery of his rocket, which has been missing for decades
9. Which of these people was not visited by Mr Peabody and Sherman using the Wayback machine?
Mata Hari
Confucius
Annie Oakley
Queen Victoria
10. What do Bill and Ted do when they visit the past on their excellent adventure?
Abduct famous people
Carve their names into historic sites
Persuade Christopher Columbus not to turn back
Fail to notice significant events going on around them
11. In what year does Charlotte get stuck in Charlotte Sometimes?
1888
1918
1928
1948
12. In the film Sleeper, a man wakes up 200 years in the future, when scientists know that what is good for you?
Champagne
Steak, and cream pies
Bathing in very cold water
Spending more time asleep than awake
13. What theory posits that time travel may be impossible because a person travelling to the past would change the world in a way that would make their own life different or non-existent?
Time loop theory
Static regression
The wormhole paradox
The grandfather paradox
14. In The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, a group of 14th century Cumbrian villagers dig a tunnel to seek a great church that will protect them from the Black Death. Where do they find the church?
The Vatican in 1508
Edinburgh in 1888
New York City in 1978
New Zealand in 1988
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