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#1026622 - Thu Dec 19 2013 05:46 AM Global Challenge Question
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Here is the question I received and the options:

Mayflies are not the only aquatic insect that trout eat, what other hatches do they key in on?

Caddis flies.
`
Stoneflies.
Mosquito.


Here was the answer:
5. Mayflies are not the only aquatic insect that trout eat, what other hatches do they key in on?

Your answer: Caddis flies.

The correct answer was `

They also eat leeches, fish, worms and other forms of bugs, but don't key in on these as well.

76% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past.

Question by player cohocola44003. (play this quiz!) I see an error - submit correction...

[ Hobbies: Fishing: Trout Flies ]

Unfortunately, I did not realize that blank was the answer.

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#1026624 - Thu Dec 19 2013 06:35 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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I've just played that quiz and you're right, the answer does seem to be an apostrophe. I've sent in a correction note so between this thread and the correction note, it will hopefully be fixed soon. smile
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#1026634 - Thu Dec 19 2013 07:38 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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I sent a correction note in on that one about a week ago.

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#1026638 - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:26 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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I looked at the author, and it looks like that author hasn't been active in quite some time.
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#1034097 - Wed Feb 12 2014 09:38 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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I've just played todays Brian Twist on the Global Trivia Challenge entitled "It's All Roman to Me", and decided to use Google to get the conversion chart for numbers to roman numerals.

When checking the answers though I found a number of errors. For instance Question 5:

Which of these, when converted to Roman numerals, spells out an herb?

500 + 49 + 50
51 + 101 + 5 + 1 + 50
100 + 1 + 50 + 50
all of them

The correct answer should have been 501(DI) +50(L) + 50(L) which spells out Dill and not 500 (D) + 49(XLIX) + 50(L)

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#1034099 - Wed Feb 12 2014 09:43 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Send a correction note on that quiz, and the author (or if said author hasn't been around for a long time, an editor) will take care of it. Editors receive all correction notes.

You might check the quiz itself tomorrow to see if it is corrected in the quiz itself, but the GC hasn't "caught up" with that yet.
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#1034116 - Wed Feb 12 2014 11:25 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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By the question's method of writing Roman numerals, 1999 should have been MIM (or IMM) and not the MCMXCIX we all used.

I don't think there's any CN ability to the Brain Twist. And though you may know the author name, the quiz name is not given so looking up a quiz can be difficult in the case of prolific authors (which most of the BTs come from).


Edited by mehaul (Wed Feb 12 2014 11:31 AM)
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#1034117 - Wed Feb 12 2014 11:29 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
I don't think there's any CN ability to the Brain Twist.

If you click on 'Send a compliment' at the end, you can change the note to a correction.
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#1034126 - Wed Feb 12 2014 11:53 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Sorry Lottie1001 (or is that LottieMI?) I was doing an edit as you posted. My edit is the addition after what you quoted.
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#1034604 - Sat Feb 15 2014 01:08 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: mcsurfie]
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Originally Posted By: mcsurfie
I've just played todays Brian Twist on the Global Trivia Challenge entitled "It's All Roman to Me", and decided to use Google to get the conversion chart for numbers to roman numerals.

When checking the answers though I found a number of errors. For instance Question 5:

Which of these, when converted to Roman numerals, spells out an herb?

500 + 49 + 50
51 + 101 + 5 + 1 + 50
100 + 1 + 50 + 50
all of them

The correct answer should have been 501(DI) +50(L) + 50(L) which spells out Dill and not 500 (D) + 49(XLIX) + 50(L)



I asked XL for its variations of Roman(49) and it came up with

XLIX
VLIV
IL
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#1034608 - Sat Feb 15 2014 04:00 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: ASA]
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Originally Posted By: ASA
I asked XL for its variations of Roman(49) and it came up with

XLIX
VLIV
IL


I've been told more than once that "IC" is not 99, and "IL" is not 49. "VLIV" just looks terrible to me - "VL" isn't how you write 45.

I don't know what program you've been using but I was taught that there is only one way to write each Roman numeral: 4 is "IV", not "IIII" and "LL" wouldn't work as an alternative form of "C" (100).

D = 100
I = 1
L = 50

501 + 50 + 50
or
500 + 1 + 50 + 50
both work.
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#1034610 - Sat Feb 15 2014 04:19 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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The quiz that started this discussion has clearly been called into question before. It has several disclaimers to say that it is not using the standard Roman numeral system, but making bits up. If you pay attention to that, and are prepared to just go along with their quasi-Roman numerals, the logic that is being used is made clear in early questions, and allows you to work out the answers. As I recall, all the dodgy ones have been made multiple-choice, so you won't be marked wrong for using correct symbols,but you do have the chance to work out which of the options could conceivably be justified. It does change it to being more of a Brain Teaser than if the questions all used 'proper' Roman numerals, but it is not impossible, by any means.
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#1034626 - Sat Feb 15 2014 09:07 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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A clock using Roman numerals uses IIII as four, so it's not entirely out of the norm. I view that quiz as "hybrid Roman numerals".
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#1034640 - Sat Feb 15 2014 09:29 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: salami_swami]
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Originally Posted By: salami_swami
A clock using Roman numerals uses IIII as four.


Not all of them do, but my great-grandmother's clock does. More modern ones have four as "IV."
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#1034667 - Sat Feb 15 2014 02:13 PM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Well the reason for the use of IIII isn't much of a problem anymore. wink

My modern clock still has IIII though.

I guess it's just an alternate way of doing things... I prefer standard myself, but I've played these quizzes, and I personally don't mind the use of "out there" Roman numeral methods.
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#1034673 - Sat Feb 15 2014 03:57 PM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Are we saying CVMMIN (100 + 5 + 2000 + 1 + 0 (nulla - used in writing for zero but not generally thought of or used as a number) would have worked as a fill-me-in answer?
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#1034682 - Sat Feb 15 2014 04:38 PM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
Are we saying CVMMIN (100 + 5 + 2000 + 1 + 0 (nulla - used in writing for zero but not generally thought of or used as a number) would have worked as a fill-me-in answer?


Probably not. Cumin is spelled with one M. And no V. And it's a spice-- not an herb.
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#1034844 - Mon Feb 17 2014 04:52 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Just to put this out there, I noticed last GC, and this one that in anything Television and/or Music there are two separate questions asking the same thing with different answers. They're on the type of music for the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies". One question gives "bluegrass" as the correct answer, and the other one gives "country" as the correct answer. Though, I've never seen them both in the same game, it is a growing nuisance when they pop up because in the answers they do say both "bluegrass" and "country" but only lists one as being correct. (Bluegrass is correct therefore the one saying "country" is incorrect).

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#1034865 - Mon Feb 17 2014 09:56 AM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Hmm, I just looked through all the Music from Movies and TV quizzes, and couldn't find a question like that. If anybody else comes across it, please send a CN and we'll change the question.

This is why questions about what genre a certain piece of music fits into are no longer accepted, BTW. There is no one correct answer.

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#1034925 - Mon Feb 17 2014 05:05 PM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: Emma058]
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Then there are those "pop rock country bluegrass rap with jazz influence" songs. wink
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#1034927 - Mon Feb 17 2014 05:19 PM Re: Global Challenge Question [Re: salami_swami]
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Originally Posted By: salami_swami
Then there are those "pop rock country bluegrass rap with jazz influence" songs. wink


You mean as in songs like Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood? wink Ok, maybe not, but still...

I'm glad they don't allow specific genres like agony mentioned above.
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