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#234018 - Wed Jul 07 2004 10:17 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Round 7 PM on its way to Kuu!

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#234019 - Wed Jul 07 2004 03:30 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Round Six is now closed. Stand by for results in about an hour.

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#234020 - Wed Jul 07 2004 04:25 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Round Six Results

There were 14 participants.

1. The capital city of a Canadian province

Worth 10 points:
Edmonton, Victoria, Winnipeg

Worth 5 points:
Charlottetown (3), Fredericton (2), Halifax (2), Quebec City (2)

Disallowed: Whitehorse and Yellowknife, which are the capital cities of territories rather than provinces.

Not mentioned: Regina, St. John’s, Toronto

2. A Formula 1 track (not country) used in the 2004 season

Worth 10 points:
Albert Park, Hockenheim, Monza

Worth 5 points:
Nevers Magny Cours (4), Autodromo Carlos Pace/Interlagos (2), Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (2), Sepang (2)

Disallowed: Motodrom, which as far as I could tell (confirmed by a German friend), is a generic term in German for a racetrack.

Eleven tracks were not mentioned by anyone.

3. A British ship sunk at Jutland in 1916

Worth 10 points:
Invincible, Nomad, Shark, Sparrowhawk, Turbulent

Worth 5 points:
Indefatigable (3), Queen Mary (3), Black Prince (2)

Disallowed: Noble, which although present at Jutland was not one of the 14 British ships sunk. One website in German did note her as ‘gesunken’, but this seems to have been a matter of confusion with, perhaps, Nomad. A list of ships ‘gesunken’ on the same site does not include Noble, nor is she listed in Admiral Jellicoe’s despatch regarding the Battle.

Not mentioned: Defence, Warrior, Tipperary, Ardent, Fortune, Nestor

(I was tempted to disallow one prefixed ‘HMAS’, but put this down to excessive Aussie pride and allowed it, as the ship was correctly named and I was not insisting on HMS to be included in the answers. )

4. An actor who has played President Abraham Lincoln in a movie

Worth 10 points:
John Anderson, Clarence Barr, Robert V. Barron, Charles L. Brame, John Carradine, Frank McGlynn, Snr.

Worth 5 points:
Walter Huston (4), Henry Fonda (2), Raymond Massey (2)

5. A noble gas

Worth 10 points:
None

Worth 5 points:
Krypton (4), Neon (3), Xenon (3), Argon (2), Helium (2)

Nobody mentioned Radon.


Scores were as follows:

Kuu 40
Leau78 40
Marchmadness 40


ASA 30
Eraserhead 30
Gatsby722 30
JaneMarple 30
Romeomikegolf 30
ElfTwinkle 25
Helen295 25
Julia103 25
Ozzz2002 25
Santana2002 25
BlinkyBill 20

Thanks everyone for playing!




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#234021 - Wed Jul 07 2004 10:47 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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I was tempted to disallow one prefixed ‘HMAS’, but put this down to excessive Aussie pride and allowed it...





Oops..
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#234022 - Thu Jul 08 2004 12:11 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Here are my quiz questions!
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1. A item that “My true love sent to me” in “The Twelve days of Christmas” song
2. One of Joseph’s brothers (Joseph and his amazing coat of many colours) in the bible
3. Any name used in the phonetic alphabetic
4. Any Poirot mystery - short story or full length novel (Lots to choose from!)
5. One of the Weasley’s in the Harry Potter Books





Edited to change the wording of Question 4


Edited by JaneMarple (Thu Jul 08 2004 01:07 AM)
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#234023 - Thu Jul 08 2004 12:54 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Doesn't anyone understand that I've never picked up a Harry Potter book in my life? Nor seen one of the movies! . Oh my, this will require a bit of looking into...

It's a good list of topics, JM! But now I'm off to Google-ville...

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#234024 - Thu Jul 08 2004 03:54 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Answers sent JaneMarple. Whew. What an ordeal it was to come up with them . Not really too hard...
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#234025 - Thu Jul 08 2004 07:34 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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#234026 - Thu Jul 08 2004 07:42 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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PMs sent to Kuu and JaneMarple!

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#234027 - Thu Jul 08 2004 01:12 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Round Nine...I think

1. A town or city in Alaska
2. The Title of a complete book by Douglas Adams
3. A character from "The Lord of the Rings" books. includes "The Hobbit"
4. A current player on the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. (a player is not a coach.)
5. One of the more famous conspiracy theories, not including JFK


This might be early, but I won't be on for a bit.
Oh, and Jane, My PM is sent to you.


Edited by theoryman14 (Thu Jul 08 2004 01:33 PM)
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#234028 - Thu Jul 08 2004 02:00 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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PMs on the way to JaneMarple and theoryman!

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#234029 - Fri Jul 09 2004 01:40 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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PM sent, theoryman!
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#234030 - Fri Jul 09 2004 02:42 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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I declare round 7 closed.

Answers will bw posted soon.

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#234031 - Fri Jul 09 2004 03:03 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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PMs sent to JaneMarple and Theoryman.
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#234032 - Fri Jul 09 2004 04:10 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Answers for round 7

Question 1 - Actor that has played Dr Who

We has some unexpected answers here

Worth 10 points
Peter Cushing, Paul McCann, Tom Baker, Ben Stein (who played a Dr Who in the movie 'Frankenstein General Hospital'), Paul Frees (who did the voice-over for a character called Dr Who in a Japanese King Kong movie).

I will really have to word my questions more carefully

Worth 5 points
Peter Davidson (2), John Pertwee (2), Patrick tTroughton (2)

Question 2 - A species of penguin

Worth 10 points
Magellanic penguin, fairy penguin (the Australian name for the little blue penguin)

Worth 5 points
Rockhopper (4), Gentoo (3), Adelie (2)

Question 3 - one of the Mccaughey septuplets

Worth 10 points
Nathan, Kenny, Kelsey

Worth 5 points
Alexis (6), Joel (2)

Question 4 - One of the world's 12 largest islands

Worth 10 points
Honshu, Madagascar, Sumatra

Worth 5 points
Baffin (4), Greenland (2)

I also received two answers that I judged to be wrong. Iceland is the 18th largest island in the world. It is the 10th largest island nation but that is not what I asked for.

The other wrong answer was Java that comes in at no 13. The only way it could be placed at no 12 would be to exclude Greenland. Some scientists think that Greenland might not be a single island but might be several islands under its enormous icecap. However this is only speculation so Greenland is still normally regarded as one island.

Question 5 - Building over 1000 ft high

Worth 10 points
Sears Tower, Empire State Building, Bank of America building, Chrysler Building, John Hancock Centre, Ryugyong Hotel, Di Wang Tower (which is for some strange reason absent from the website I was looking at but is listed on othr website as being 1066 feet high), Central Plaza Hong Kong

Worth 5 points
Jin Mao Building (3)

Scores will be posted in a few minutes.






Edited by Kuu (Fri Jul 09 2004 04:14 AM)

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#234033 - Fri Jul 09 2004 04:33 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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SCORES For ROUND 7

Eraserhead 45
Julia103 45


Helen295 35
spanishliz 35
ozzz2002 35
Marchmadness 35
ASA 35
romeomikegolf 30
Gatsby722 25
JaneMarple 25
Elfwinkle 25



After 7 rounds the progressive scores are

4 points: JaneMarple
3 points: Leau78
2 points: Julia103, Elfwinkle, Ozzz2002, Kuu
1 point: BlinkyBill, Gatsby722, Helen295, Marchmadness, Spanishliz, Eraserhead, romeomikegolf


Let me know if I have made a mistake.

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#234034 - Fri Jul 09 2004 05:20 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Sorry about my Java answer, Kuu. It is #13. I forgot we were just doing the 12 biggest, I guess. P.S.--->I'll take that open day if no one else has yet.
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#234035 - Fri Jul 09 2004 02:35 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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ROUND 10 QUESTIONS (Saturday)

Quote:

1) One of the Labours of Hercules, according to Greek mythology. (Only a brief description is necessary.)
2) A county of the Republic of Ireland beginning with the letter L.
3) A "Famous Five" book by Enid Blyton.
4) One of the moons of Uranus.
5) A country that has won the Eurovision Song Contest more than once.



Answers and results will be posted on Monday.

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#234036 - Sat Jul 10 2004 12:04 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Round eight is closed!
Answers in five minutes!
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#234037 - Sat Jul 10 2004 12:22 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Here are the results!

1. A item that “my true love sent to me” in “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” song
For ten points:
Four colly (calling) birds
Six gesse a laying
Two turtle doves
For five points:
Seven swans swimming(2)
Eight maids a milking (2)
Three French hens (2)
A partidge in a pear tree(4)
Eleven pipers piping (2)
Nobody mentioned five gold rings, nine ladies dancing, ten lords a leaping or twelve drummers drumming


2. One of Joseph’s brothers (Joseph and his amazing coat of many colours) in the bible
For ten points:
Naphtali
Gad
Levi
Simeon
Judah
Asher
For five points:
Rueben(3)
Benjamin(5)
I had to disallow a answer of Pharoah, as he was not a brother of Joseph. Nobody mentioned Isaachar, Dan or Zebulun.


3. Any name used in the phonetic alphabetic
For ten points:
Alpha
India
Mike
November
Oscar
Sierra
For Five points:
Juliet(3)
Romeo(3)
Victor(3)
Nobody mentioned Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, Kilo, Lima, , Papa, Quebec, Tango, Uniform, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee or Zulu!


4. Any Poirot mystery - short story or full length novel (Lots to choose from!)
For ten points:
The Double Clue (Short Story)
Third Girl
The Mystery of the Blue train
Tommy and Tuppence (They pretended to be Poirot in some of their early cases
Mrs McGinty’s Dead
The Big Four
Dumb Witness
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Poirot Investigates (Short story collection)
Lord Edgeware dies
The Murder on the Orient Express
Death in the clouds
The mysterious affair at Styles
For five points
Peril at End House(2)


5. One of the Weasley’s in the Harry Potter Books
For ten points:
Percy
Bill
For five points:
Ginny(3)
Arthur(3)
Molly(3)
Fred(2)
Ron(2)
Nobody mentions Charlie or George


So the scores are!
40 – Erasurehead
40 – kevinatilusa
35 – 12791_kr
35 – Ozz2002
35 - Kuu
35 – Julia 103
35 – gatsby722
35 – helen295
35 – romeomikegolf
35 – spanishliz
35 – ASA
35 – ElfTwinkle
35 – BlinkyBill
35 – Theoryman
25 - MarchMadness


Tight game!





And PM sent to Helen too!


Edited by JaneMarple (Sat Jul 10 2004 12:37 AM)
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#234038 - Sat Jul 10 2004 12:22 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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My pm is on its way to Helen.

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#234039 - Sat Jul 10 2004 02:21 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Round Nine is closed.

Answers will be posted in a little while.

PM sent to Helen
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#234040 - Sat Jul 10 2004 03:45 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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Looks like it is time for Sunday's Round!

Here it is:

Quote:

ROUND 11
1 A Major League Baseball team with an animal, bird or fish in its name
2 A foreign-language equivalent of the name John
3 An actress who has played Queen Elizabeth I in a movie
4 One of the original Cinque Ports
5 An Andrews' Raider who received the Medal of Honor for his part in the raid




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#234041 - Sat Jul 10 2004 04:20 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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ROUND 9's RESULTS

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Question ONE : A town or City in Alaska.

Worth 10 Points: Juneau, Wrangell, Wainwright, Kenai, Homer, Anchorage, Kallands, North Pole, Hooper Bay, Ketchikan

Worth 5 Points: Nome(2)





Question TWO : The Title of a Complete book by Douglas Adams.

Worth 10 Points: Mostly Harmless, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Hitchhijers Guide to the Galaxy, Last Chance to See

Worth 5 Points: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish(2), The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul(4), The Restauraunt at the end of the Universe(2)





Question THREE : A character from the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit.

Worth 10 Points: Gloin, Tom Bombadil, Thorin, Bard, Goldberry

Worth 5 Points: Boromir, Legolas(3), Sam, Bilbo, Frodo, Saruman





Question FOUR : A current PLAYER for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.

Worth 10 Points: Ndudi Ebi, Latrell Spreewell, Kevin Garnett, Oliver Miller, Ervin Johnson

Worth 5 Points: Mark Madsen(2), Trenton Hassell(2), Wally Sczerbiak(3)





Question FIVE : A famous Conspiracy, not including JFK.

Worth 10 Points: Roswell UFO, Elvis, Men on Moon, CIA Whitlam, Jews Control World, Paul Mcartney

Worth 5 Points: M. Monroe, Bush Election, Lincoln's Death, Princess Diana(3)






TOTAL SCORES:


EraserHead---45 points
helen295---45 points





kevinatilusa---40 points
romeomikegolf---40 points
JaneMarple---40 points
ozzz2002---40 points




gatsby722---35 points
ASA---35 points
spanishliz---35 points
Julia103---35 points




BlinkyBill---30 points
ElfTwinkle---30 points







Congratulations to all of you, it was close.

EraserHead and helen295 get a point!

Quote:

How the scoring worked...

For all of the questions except #three and #five, I took the answers I didn't recieve twice and slapped a 10 point sticker on them,,,

#three---I took the ones that were only mentioned in the books and gave them a big 10.00

#five---I took all the usolvable ones and gave 'em 10...I took the Bush Election off 10 points because every election has a conspiracy theory, and I took M. Monroe off because we know she committed suicide, and we also know that John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln.





I would have liked seeing Palmer, Alaska as an answer to question one as that is where I live, but I didn't...
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#234042 - Sat Jul 10 2004 10:39 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
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