herb miller

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WordPress 21st anniversary quiz

A quiz for WordPress’s 21st birthday on the 27th of May 2024. This quiz was intended to be the subject of an in-person WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on Wed 22nd May 2024. But a) there was no interest and b) I had to cancel the meeting for personal reasons.

To find the answers to each question hover over the blank cells.

General knowledge

Question Answer Reference
Which element is atomic number 21 Scandium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandium
What sort of ball game is Twenty-One? Street basketball https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-one_(basketball)
What do you call a shape with 21 sides icosikaihenagon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_polygons
What was the name of a coin worth 21 shillings Guinea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_(coin)
According to an American doctor ( Duncan MacDougall ) what weighs 21 grams Soul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_grams_experiment
Which country’s flag features 21 rays Kurdistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Kurdistan
One point per correct answer

On this day – 27th May

Year Clue Who/what is it? Reference
1911 Born: American horror actor. The Abominable Dr Phibes, Thriller Vincent Price
1922 Born: English actor. Count Dracula in Hammer Horror films Christopher Lee
1975 Born: Naked celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
1977 Sex Pistols release… God Save the Queen
1930 Which of these was granted a patent: Jukebox, Pyrex Glass, Masking Tape. Masking Tape ( 3M )
On point per correct answer

2003 film titles

Big Fish Finding Nemo Johhny English Kill Bill Volume 1 Lost in Translation
Love Actually Pirates of the Caribbean – The curse of the black pearl School of Rock Seabiscuit The Lord of the Rings – The return of the King
Your answers – film titles – 1 point per film. 2 points for subtitle

21 is

Question Answer Reference
21 degrees Celsius in Fahrenheit is: 68.0, 69.8, 71.6 69.8
The A21 goes from London to: Hastings, Margate, Dover Hastings
21 North 21 East. Where are you? Chad, Libya, Sudan Chad
The square root of 21 is plus/minus: 4.383, 4.483, 4.583 4.583
21 in braille is:
⠼⠃⠁ https://symbl.cc/en/tools/braille/
21, XXI, twenty-one
One point per correct answer

21 years ago – during 2003

Guess the month. 12 different answers.

Event Month
Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on reentry February
Saddam Hussein is captured December
Dewey the world’s first cloned Deer is born May
Tesla Inc. – the American electric car company – is founded July
MySpace is launched August
Greta Thunberg is born January
Concorde’s last flight November
Human Genome project is completed April
WordPress 0.71-gold released June
Nokia 7600 announced September
Iraq war begins March
Concorde’s last commercial flight October
2 points for each correct answer. 1 point for within one month either way

Highest grossing stars in 2003

Ian McKellen Antonio Banderas Will Smith
Ben Affleck Keanu Reeves Michelle Rodriguez
Nicole Kidman Eddie Murphy Tom Cruise
Your answers – stars names. One point per star. Bonus point for all 9.

WordPress core, plugins and themes

For some clues for the following questions watch my video where I demo WordPress v0.71-gold updated to run on PHP 8.

Clues start at 04:00
Question Answer Reference
Which of these Twenty something themes wasn’t created as a bundled theme? 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 2018 https://herbmiller.me/wordpress-core-bundled-themes-version/
Which plugin is not in the 20 most downloaded from wordpress.org: Essential Addons for Elementor, Classic Editor, Gutenberg, Site Kit by Google Gutenberg, currently 38th. Was 35th last year.
Match the tickets to the number: #20, #200, #2000, #20000
– Permalink page grammar correction
– wp-comments.php should use fieldset instead of p
– We have alot of tickets
– Templates area does’t work if wp install dir is changed
Which of these was not one of the first plugins in WordPress 0.71? Akismet, Hello Dolly, Kubrick, WordPress Importer All of them
What was the maximum size of a File Upload in WordPress 0.71 96KB, 230KB, 1MB 96KB 230KB was the size of the vs .zip file!
Which of these functions was not in WP 0.71? antispambot(), capital_P_dangit(), wpautop()
capital_P_dangit v3.0.0
One point per question. One point for each correctly matched ticket number
Missing vowels (and hyphens) – name the plugin from the slug Answer Reference

AI is a useless pile of shit.
Given the prompt “strip the vowels from each item in the list” it got half of these wrong!

One point per correct answer
Fun with CSS?
figure.hc2 td:nth-child(2),
figure.hc3 td:nth-child(3),
figure.hr tr td
 { color: white;
border-color: black;  
 font-size: 0px;
figure.hr tr td::before { content: '  '; font-size: 20px; }
figure.hc2 td:nth-child(2):hover,
figure.hc3 td:nth-child(3):hover,
figure.hr tr td:hover {
 color: black;
 font-size: 20px;
transition: all 2s ease-out;
.hr table { table-layout: fixed; }