During the series of daily missions called ‘On the Doorsteps of Science’, Belobog’s Reign asks you to submit his thesis for him – but it’s not quite as simple as handing in his paper. Soon enough you find yourself tested by the Honkai Star Rail Ministry of Education quiz, which poses some pretty tricky questions. But don’t worry if you’re not a math whiz, as we’re here to give you all the answers to HSR Manya’s questions.
Of course, beyond Honkai Star Rail’s On the Doorsteps of Science there are plenty of other Honkai Star Rail dailies to get through, as well as the Honkai Star Rail check-in system. And, if you want a little help elsewhere in the game, be sure to check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list, Honkai Star Rail banner, Honkai Star Rail codes, Honkai Star Rail relics, and Honkai Star Rail light cones guides.
How do I unlock Honkai Star Rail On the Doorsteps of Science?
On the Doorsteps of Science is one of the daily quest chains you get when you unlock your daily missions. To get there, you need to be Trailblaze level 13 or higher and complete the ‘Long Wait for the Blade’s Edge’ trailblaze mission as a part of Jarilo-VI’s main story questline.
On the Doorsteps of Science shows up in your mission list highlighted in green. It first sends you to talk to Reign in the foyer of the Goethe Hotel in Belobog’s Administrative District. From there, he asks you to go talk to Reign from the Ministry of Education to submit his thesis for him.
Unfortunately, it’s not quite as easy as it seems – and it leads to a quest chain that spans over the course of several days, with the Ministry of Education testing your knowledge each day through a variety of questions.
Honkai Star Rail Ministry of Education quiz answers
Here are the answers to all the questions that the Ministry of Education asks you over the course of several daily quests, plus a brief explanation of the answers in case you’d like to see how we worked them out.
On the Doorsteps of Science
Q: Which are there more of, prime numbers or natural numbers?
- Answer: The same
Ministry of Education quiz part 1
Q: The Limesteins have a large parking lot filled with 42 cars. One day, a thief stole wheels from several cars. Now, several cars only have three wheels left. While appraising damages, the insurer bent down and counted a total of 154 wheels across the lot. How many cards had their wheels stolen?
- Answer: 14
Ministry of Education quiz part 2
Q: One and only one of the following options is correct. Please make your choice
- Answer: Option 3 is incorrect
Ministry of Education quiz part 3
Q: 58 is the First Snow, and the First Snow is 0.
39 is Summershade Bamboo, and Summershade Bamboo is 14.
99 is Ball Peony, and Ball Peony is 8.
27 is Sunflower, and Sunflower is 4.
How much does First Snow, Summersade Bamboo, Ball Peony, and Sunflower added together make?
- Answer: 162
Explanation: we got a bit of help from this super useful Hoyolab post from user Melloona for this one, as it has us scratching our noggins for a while! Melloona explains that ‘is’ here means a multiplication of four in elementary mathematical equations. Therefore:
5 x 8 = First Snow = 4 x 0 = 0
Summershade Bamboo = 3 x 9 = 27
Ball Peony = 9×9 = 81
Sunflower = 2 x 7 = 14
Add them all together = 40 + 27 + 81 + 14 = 162
Ministry of Education quiz part 4
Q: The Limesteins’ wheel thief was apprehended, with the guards taking in three suspects: Jack, Chris, and Eric. The three argued, with Jack blurting: “Chris is the one who stole the wheels!”
The quick-witted Gepard quickly found the culprit. To test his aide, Gepard said cryptically without revealing the thief: “How strange. Of the three, only the thief did not lie.”
Who was the thief that stole the Limesteins’ wheels?
- Answer: Eric
Ministry of Education quiz part 5
Q: Howard, Philip, and Joyce: among them is a good man, a bad man, and a liar. The good man only tells the truth; the bad man only lies; and the liar… Well, he would say anything – sometimes the truth, and sometimes lies.
One day, Joyce said: “Philip is either the good man or the bad man.”
Then, Philip said: “Either Howard or Joyce is the good man.”
Which of these three is the liar?
- Answer: Philip
Ministry of Education quiz part 6
Q: Hook is playing a game called “Guess the Flower Color” with her friends. She invited Julian, Luka, and Big Sister who always plays with them – and stuck a flower in each one’s hair. There are four flowers – two white, two purple – and nobody including Hook looked at their own flower nor anybody else’s flower.
Next, she asked everyone to step forward and form a line. Hook, Julian, Luka, and then Big Sister stood in order. Only looking at the person straight ahead is allowed, and nobody may turn around and peek at anyone else’s flower.
To keep things fair, Hook blindfolded Big Sister – because she’s so tall!
However, while they can’t see their own flowers, we can see them as we walk by: Hook and Luka have white flowers, while Julian and Big Sister have purple ones.
Despite Hook’s best and fairest intentions, only one person in this game will be able to guess what color the flowers they have on their head is. Who is that person?
- Answer: Julian
Ministry of Education quiz part 7
Q: I heard that there’s ancient treasure buried in an inconspicuous corner of the snow plains. Sampo the explorer – Tall, Blue, and Handsome – found the treasure after quite an adventure, and before them, they found two walking gates: One gold, one silver.
One of these two doors only tells the truth, while the other only tells lies. Behind one of these doors lies treasure, behind the other lies an ancient monster.
A note on the treasure advises: The two doors will only answer one question.
The quick-witted Sampo — Tall, Blue, and Handsome — gives it some thought before asking the silver door, “What would the gold door say about the thing that lies behind you?”
The silver door answers, “It would say, there is treasure behind me.”
Which door should Sampo — Tall, Blue, and Handsome — open?
- Answer: open the gold gate
Ministry of Education quiz part 8
Q: The Belobog Academy has discovered a new, invasive species of algae that can double itself in just one day, and in just 30 days fills a whole reservoir- contaminating the water supply. How many days would it take for the algae to fill half of the reservoir?
- Answer: 29 days
And those are all of the answers to the Honkai Star Rail Ministry of Education quiz. Phew, when we left school we never thought we’d have to answer questions like that again!
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