But first a warning: yes, you could Google for these answers, but then, deep down, you’ll know you’re a bad person. Then again, you might win a free Geeks’ Guide to World Domination. So you’ll have to balance total loss of self worth with free geek schwag. It’s up to you.
Email your answers to email@example.com. DON'T COMMENT YOUR ANSWERS or you will allow slackers to water down the winner’s pool, thus decreasing your chances of receiving said geek schwag (and you’ll get moderated, deserve a spanking, be summarily executed, etc.). You have until Friday at midnight EST. Then I'll post the answers—likely wrong ones—and we can fight about them.
Then try again next week. There’s a free book for each week’s winner, into perpetuity or until the powers-that-be at Three Rivers Press cut off my supply of free books.
To The Geek-Off Already!
1. Geek Culture/Ephemera
Match these very valuable comic books with the correct action or characters (in the form of 1:A, 2:B, etc.)
1. Action Comics 1
2. Detective Comics 27
3. Superman 1
4. Detective Comics 1
5. All-American Comics 16
6. Marvel Comics 1
7. Batman 1
8. More Fun Comics 52
A. First comic devoted to Superman
B. First appearance of Green Lantern
C. First appearance of Superman
D. Slam Bradley vs. Ching Lung
E. First comic devoted to Batman
F. First appearance of Batman
G. First appearance of The Spectre
H. Human Torch vs. Namor the Sub-Mariner
3. Classic Puzzle
goal of the game shown below is to knock over the last standing pin.
With each throw Van Winkle or his opponent can knock down any one or
two (adjacent) pins. The little man of the mountains (who can be seen
flipping Van Winkle the bird) has just knocked over pin number two and
now it is Van Winkle’s turn to let it rip. Which play ensures that he
will win the game?
What shape does the following Turtle Graphics code draw?