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#233993 - Sun Jul 04 2004 06:30 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
marchmadness Offline
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I'm not sure you got mine right!
5+5+5= 50! That's right I win! No? Darn..
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#233994 - Sun Jul 04 2004 06:43 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Don't mess with me. I'm easy enough to trip up . Your answers gave me laughs and I KNOW I added yours up right . Note: you might be interested to know that your first two answers surely didn't mess up anyone else's but those last three wrecked many. And that's the last I'll say on the subject.
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#233995 - Sun Jul 04 2004 09:54 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Answers on the way
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#233996 - Mon Jul 05 2004 01:03 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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PM on the way to Santana.
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#233997 - Mon Jul 05 2004 02:57 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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PM on the way
(I have to admit, that I do have to "research" my answers )
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#233998 - Mon Jul 05 2004 04:29 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
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PM on its way!

(And JM, I think we all must research ! The odds of knowing all of this information are virtually impossible!)
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#233999 - Mon Jul 05 2004 05:23 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Does anyone know what has happened to Lothruin?

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#234000 - Mon Jul 05 2004 05:33 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
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No idea. I was wondering that as well, Kuu. Should we be worried? I am getting to be a little... .
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#234001 - Mon Jul 05 2004 06:44 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Julia103 Offline
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Missed Gatsby's. PMs sent to Liz and Santana.

Kuu - I knew when I gave the Harry Potter answer that it was questionable (but worth trying), and I respect your decision to rule it incorrect.

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#234002 - Mon Jul 05 2004 11:50 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
lothruin Offline
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I'm here. I didn't take your answers and run. (Though they could have gotten me across the state line, at least.) I had a computer malfunction and was unable to get online all day yesterday. I DID, however, process the answers, and now that I'm able to post them, here you are:

Quote:

Here are the results of Round 2. We had 16 entries.

Question 1 Variety of Beryl

Worth 10 points
Goshenite, Red Beryl and Emerald

Worth 5 points
Aquamarine (6), Morganite (3), Bixbite (2), Heliodor (2)

One of those who answered "Morganite" specified "Pink Morganite". I did not count it as an individual answer. Pink Morganite is not an individual variety of Beryl. All colors of Morganite, which ranges through pinks into subtle purple tints, are colored by the same trace element, Manganese. Because mineral varieties are identified by differing trace elements or conditions of creation, Pink Morganite is not technically a separate variety from any other Morganite. If anyone would like to make a case for Pink Morganite as an individual answer, please just let me know.

Question 2 Jim Henson movie voice credits

Worth 10 points
Muppet Family Christmas, Musicians of Bremen, Hey Cinderella, The Muppet Movie

Worth 5 points
The Great Muppet Caper (2), Muppets Take Manhattan (6)

The answer "Fraggle Rock" was not counted because it was a TV Series. (Unless someone can show me a Fraggle Rock movie, which I haven't been able to find.) Also, two answers of "The Dark Crystal" were thrown out because Henson had only movement credits in that film. One answer of "Muppet Treasure Island" was thrown out because Henson was no longer living at the time of that movie's creation, and so has no credits at all for that film. I had a strong desire to also discount A Muppet Family Christmas, but thought that if I did that, I should also discount Musicians of Bremen and Hey Cinderella, though the former was a Christmas special while the latter two were early made-for-TV short films. I realize, however, that may only be my interpretation, so left all three as valid answers. However, I'm open to discussion on that one. (I perhaps should have been more specific with the question, anyway. Live and learn...)

Question 3 Canadian NHL team

Worth 10 points
None

Worth 5 points
Edmonton Oilers (4), Calgary Flames (3), Toronto Maple Leafs (4), Ottawa Senators (4)

One guess of "Portland Winterhawks" was discounted. That team (the "farm team" for the Chicago Blackhawks,) is a member of the Western Hockey League, once called the "Canadian Western Hockey League" and is based in Portland, Oregon. Two Canadian NHL teams were not picked at all. Those were the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks.

Question 4 John Bellairs "Johnny Dixon" novel

Worth 10 points
Doom of the Haunted Opera

Worth 5 points
The Mummy, the Will and the Crypt (2), Eyes of the Killer Robot (3), The Trolley to Yesterday (3), Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost (2), Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull (2)

"Hand of the Necromancer", "Wrath of the Grinning Ghost" and "The Bell, the Book and the Spellbinder" were disqualified because they were not written by John Bellairs. Another author, after Bellairs' death, finished several of his unfinished novels and went on to write several more in more than one series. This was done with the permission of the estate, and Bellairs is credited on the books because they are his characters, but he had nothing to do with the actual writing of them. Again, I'll leave that open to discussion. I had no idea I'd picked so many controversial topics. Additionally, there were three titles not guessed at all.

Question 5 Past or Present member of Jethro Tull

Worth 10 points
John Glascock, David Palmer, Mark Craney, Andrew Giddings

Worth 5 points
Dave Pegg (4), Clive Bunker (3), Martin Barre (2), Doane Perry (2)

One answer of Ian Byrne was thrown out because I can't find that name in reference to Jethro Tull anywhere, and the Jethro Tull website does not include it on it's list of past and present members. Research to prove otherwise?

JaneMarple 35
BlinkyBill 35
Leau78 35


Eraserhead 30
Gatsby722 30
Spanishliz 30
Santana2002 30
Kuu 25
Julia103 25
Marchmadness 25
Elfwinkle 25
Ozzz2002 20
Romeomikegolf 20
Izzi 20
Helen295 20
Theoryman14 10




Edited by Lothruin (Mon Jul 05 2004 11:54 AM)
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#234003 - Mon Jul 05 2004 03:55 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22291
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round 4 is now closed.

Here are the Round 6 questions to be going on with, whilst I tabulate the results:

Quote:

ROUND SIX
1 The capital city of a Canadian province
2 A Formula 1 track (not country) used in the 2004 season
3 A British ship sunk at Jutland in 1916
4 An actor who has played President Abraham Lincoln in a movie
5 A noble gas





Stand by for R4's results.

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#234004 - Mon Jul 05 2004 04:47 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22291
Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND FOUR RESULTS

There were fourteen entries.

1 An actor who played one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ in the 1960 movie

Worth 10 points:
Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen

Worth 5 points:
James Coburn (4), Robert Vaughn (4), Yul Brynner (2), Brad Dexter (2)

Nobody mentioned Horst Buchholz.

2 A recipient of the Victoria Cross for the action at Rorke’s Drift in 1879

Worth 10 points:
Gonville Bromhead, Robert Jones, James Reynolds

Worth 5 points:
James Dalton (3), Frederick Hitch (3), William Jones (2), John Williams (Fielding)(2)

Not mentioned:
William Allen, John Chard, Henry Hook, Fernand (Friedrich) Schiess

Disallowed: Samuel Wassall. Although his VC action immediately preceded the action at Rorke’s Drift, it properly belongs to the aftermath of the disaster at Isandhlwana and his is not one of the eleven VCs awarded for Rorke’s Drift.

3 An autonomous community of Spain

Worth 10 points:
Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Basque Country (Pais Vasco), Cantabria, Navarre

Worth 5 points:
Murcia (4), Balearic Islands (2), Extremadura (2)

Several communities were not mentioned at all.

4 A ‘Discworld’ novel by Terry Pratchett

Worth 10 points:
Wee Free Men, Moving Pictures, The Fifth Elephant, The Last Continent, Monstrous Regiment, Interesting Times, Thief of Time, The Light Fantastic, The Last Hero, The Hogfather

Worth 5 points:
Equal Rites (2), Wyrd Sisters (2)

5 A winner of the Tour de France between 1990 and 1999

Worth 10 points:
Lance Armstrong, Greg LeMond, Marco Pantani, Jan Ullrich

Worth 5 points:
Bjarne Riis (8), Miguel Indurain (2)


Scores were as follows:

JaneMarple 40
Julia103 40
Kuu 40
romeomikegolf 40


So a point for each of those four!

Leau78 35
marchmadness 35
Santana2002 35
Blinkybill 30
ElfTwinkle 30
Eraserhead 30
Helen295 30
izzi 30
ozzz2002 30
gatsby722 25


Please let me know if I have made any errors in addition!


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#234005 - Mon Jul 05 2004 05:38 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
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PM sent!, spanishliz. I'm in a great position---I can't possibly do worse than I have so far .
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#234006 - Tue Jul 06 2004 12:10 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Blinkybill Offline
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Posts: 1598
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia          
Answers on their way.
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#234007 - Tue Jul 06 2004 02:12 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
PM sent! My "research" seems to holding me in good steed!
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#234008 - Tue Jul 06 2004 02:30 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
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By the way, Kuu, when you make the new roster of quiz makers I'm available anytime most of this whole month now. So plug me in wherever you may want to.
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#234009 - Tue Jul 06 2004 05:59 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
helen295 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
PM sent for Rounds 5 and 6, so I'm up-to-date now!

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#234010 - Tue Jul 06 2004 08:38 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Santana2002 Offline
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Posts: 8740
Loc: France
Round five is now closed

Results to be posted later this evening.

Thanks all for playing.
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#234011 - Tue Jul 06 2004 03:22 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8740
Loc: France
RESULTS OF ROUND FIVE
(Fourteen participants)

Question 1 - Valid two letter Scrabble Words with no consonants

For Ten Points
AE - AA - OU
For Five Points
AI (6) - OO (2) - OE (2) -
BY was not accepted, as it contained two consonants.

Question 2 - National flag with a red background]

For Ten Points
Tonga - Maldives - Morocco - Myanmar - Papua-New-Guinea - Switzerland - Albania - Turkey - Tunisia
For Five Points
China (2) - Vietnam (3)

Question 3 - Department of France

For Ten Points
Savoie - Aube - Mayenne - Dordogne - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence - Bouches du Rhone - Alpes Maritime - Doubs - Meurthe et Moselle - Cantal - Morbihan - Somme
For Five Points
Geers (2)

Question 4 - Wives of Henry VIII

For Ten Points
Katherine Howard - Katherine of Aragon
For Five points
Anne of Cleves (3) - Catherine Parr (5) - Anne Boleyn (2) - Jane Seymour (2)

Question 5 - HP Creature beginning with G

For Ten Points
Graphorn - Glumbubble - Grim

For Five Points
Griphook the Goblin (4) - Grindylow (5) - Griffin (2)

Grim was not accepted as I cannot find this mentioned as a creature in HP, however I am open to correction on this.

Apologies to Julia, as the Grim was indeed mentioned in the books. Points have been adjusted accordingly.

SCORES

40 POINTS: Gatsby722, Leau78, Helen295, Spanishliz, ozzz2002


35 POINTS: MarchMadness, JaneMarple, eraserhead, romeomikegolf, Julia103
30 POINTS: Kuu, ElfTwinkle, ASA,
25 POINTS: Blinkybill



Edited by Santana2002 (Thu Jul 08 2004 01:34 PM)
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#234012 - Wed Jul 07 2004 12:41 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
ASA Offline
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The Grim was the omen of death and was described as being a large dog, similar to the creature Sirrius would turn into.
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#234013 - Wed Jul 07 2004 01:32 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Posts: 14480
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And I'll be posting my questions on Thursday morning (English time) about 9 am. I believe that is about 2 am in America!


Edited by JaneMarple (Wed Jul 07 2004 01:33 AM)
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#234014 - Wed Jul 07 2004 02:48 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Kuu Offline
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Quote:

The Grim was the omen of death and was described as being a large dog, similar to the creature Sirrius would turn into.




I remember the Grim being mentioned in the Prisoner of Azkaban - but was it an magical creature like the question asked? Actually were all the answers given magical creatures - or were some non-magical?


EDITED TO ADD: I have thought about it and I guess that all animals that are not real animals must be magical? Though I am not that knowledgable on the Harry Potter world.

EDITED TO ADD: From near the beginning of Chapter 10 of the "Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban".

Quote:

He hadn't told anyone about The Grim, not even Ron or Hermione, because he knew Ron would panic and Hermione would scoff. The fact remained, however, that it had now appeared twice, and both appearances had been followed by near fatal acidents, the first time he had nearly been run over by the Knight Bus; the second, fallen fifty feet from his broomstick. Was the Grim going to haunt him until he actually died?.......






Edited by Kuu (Wed Jul 07 2004 03:18 AM)

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#234015 - Wed Jul 07 2004 03:02 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Kuu Offline
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ROUND SEVEN QUESTIONS

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1)An actor that has played Dr Who

2)One of the 17 species of penguin

3) One of the McCaughey septuplets

4) One of the Earth's 12 largest islands (excluding Australia as an island)

5) A building that is over 1000 feet tall (304.5 metres). For this question I weill define a building as a structure designed for residential, business or manufacturing purposes. It has to have floors. The definition excludes towers though buildings that have 'Tower/s' as part of their name are acceptable if they meet the definition of building.






Edited by Kuu (Wed Jul 07 2004 03:53 AM)

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#234016 - Wed Jul 07 2004 03:21 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
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Loc: North West of England
PM sent Kuu!
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#234017 - Wed Jul 07 2004 10:05 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
marchmadness Offline
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PM sent for Rounds 6 & 7!
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