Rules
Terms of Use

Page 5 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
#234043 - Sun Jul 11 2004 03:17 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
PM sent to SpanishLiz!
_________________________
My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.

Top
#234044 - Sun Jul 11 2004 06:59 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
PM sent to SpanishLiz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Round 12 Questions (July 12th)

1) Any zodiac animal found on the Chinese calendar:

2) Any flag which has 4 colours on it (I want flags with only 4 colours --- flags with 5 or more colours will be thrown out):

3) Any Olympic Team sport (A Team sport is one in which only 1 set of medals is awarded for men and/or 1 set of medals awarded for women per Olympics --- example: basketball):

4) Any novel written by John Grisham:

5) Any continent of the world:


I will close Round 12 on Tuesday night.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Have fun!

Top
#234045 - Sun Jul 11 2004 10:53 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Not answering today's questions as I am going away until Friday! Good luck to everybody else!
_________________________
My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.

Top
#234046 - Mon Jul 12 2004 02:22 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
helen295 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Round 10 is now closed.

Answers and scores will be posted in a few minutes.

Top
#234047 - Mon Jul 12 2004 04:14 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
helen295 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
ROUND 10 RESULTS

There were twelve entries.

QUESTION 1 - One of the Labours of Hercules

10 Points: Capturing Cerberus from hell; Killing the Nemean lion; Capturing the Cretan bull; Capturing the oxen of Geryon

5 Points: Obtaining the belt (or girdle) of Hippolyta (3); Destroying the man-eating birds of Stymphalos (3); Cleaning the Augean stables (2)

Nobody mentioned: Destroying the Lernaean hydra; capturing the Erymanthian boar; capturing the hind of Cerynea; capturing the man-eating mares of Diomedes; Obtaining the golden apples of the Hesperides

QUESTION 2 - A county of the Republic of Ireland

10 Points: Laois; Longford

5 Points: Louth (5); Limerick (3)

Nobody mentioned: Leitrim

There were also two wrong answers - Londonderry is in Northern Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland.

QUESTION 3 - A "Famous Five" book by Enid Blyton

10 Points: Five Are Together Again; Five Run Away Together; Five Go Off to Camp; Five Go Off in a Caravan; Five on a Treasure Island; Five Go To Demon's Rock; Five Go To Mystery Moor; Five Get Into a Fix; Five and a Half-Term Adventure

5 Points: Five Have a Puzzling Time (2)

There was one wrong answer - "The Magic Faraway Tree" is by Enid Blyton, but not in the Famous Five series. "Five and a Half-Term Adventure" and "Five Have a Puzzling Time" are actually short stories, but I have allowed them since I didn't specify that they had to be novels.

QUESTION 4 - One of the moons of Uranus

There were 20 moons to choose from, all named after characters from Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

10 Points: Titania; Ophelia; Puck; Desdemona

5 Points: Umbriel (3); Cordelia (3); Sycorax (2)

Nobody mentioned: Ariel, Belinda, Bianca, Caliban, Cressida, Juliet, Miranda, Oberon, Portia, Prospero, Rosalind, Setebos or Stephano.

QUESTION 5 - A country that has won the Eurovision Song Contest more than once

10 Points: Switzerland; Spain; UK

5 Points: Luxembourg (3); Ireland (2); Israel (2); Netherlands (2)

Nobody mentioned: Sweden, France, Norway, Italy or Denmark.


SCORES

JaneMarple 40
Elftwinkle 40

Spanishliz 35
Julia103 35
Eraserhead 35
Kevinatilusa 35
Ozzz2002 35
Kuu 35
ASA 35
Blinkybill 30
Theoryman14 25
Gatsby722 15

So JaneMarple and Elftwinkle both get a point!


Top
#234048 - Mon Jul 12 2004 08:35 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
PM sent to ElfTwinkle.

Top
#234049 - Mon Jul 12 2004 04:44 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round 11 is now closed.

Here are Tuesday's questions:

Quote:


ROUND 13

1 One of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands
2 A Mercury astronaut
3 A recipient of the Victoria Cross for an action that took place after the end of World War Two
4 A city that has hosted the Olympic games more than once from 1896 - 2004
5 An actor or actress who played one of the von Trapp children in the movie 'The Sound of Music'




Results of Round 11 will be posted shortly.

Top
#234050 - Mon Jul 12 2004 05:27 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND ELEVEN RESULTS

Ten people played.

1. A Major League Baseball team with an animal, bird or fish in its name

Worth 10 points:
Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays

Worth 5 points:
Chicago Cubs (3), St. Louis Cardinals (2)

Nobody mentioned the Detroit Tigers.

2. A foreign-language equivalent of the name John

Worth 10 points:
Ioan, Jan, Janne, Jean, Jens, Johann, Joki, Juan

Disallowed: John, which although it may be used in other languages is not really in the spirit of the question, and Jacques, which is the equivalent of James (or Jacob).

3. An actress who has played Queen Elizabeth I in a movie

Worth 10 points:
Dorothy Black, Cate Blanchett, Ellen Compton

Worth 5 points:
Bette Davis (2), Glenda Jackson (2), Flora Robson (2)

Disallowed: John Cleese, who although he has played the role, is not an actress.

4. An original Cinque Port

Worth 10 points:
Dover, Sandwich

Worth 5 points:
Hythe (3), Romney (3), Hastings (2)

One player said New Romney, which was allowed, but counted as a repetition of Romney and is therefore a 5 point answer.

5. An Andrews’ Raider who received the Medal of Honor for his part in the raid

Worth 10 points:
Daniel Dorsey, Elihu Mason, Jacob Parrott, Samuel Slavens, James Smith

Worth 5 points:

William Knight (2), Marion Ross (2)

Disallowed: General Joseph E. Johnston, who was in the other army.

Twelve Raider MoH recipients were not mentioned by anyone.

Results were as follows:

BlinkyBill 40
ElfTwinkle 40
Helen 295 40
Julia103 40
Ozzz2002 40


So, five players get a point this round!

Gatsby722 35
ASA 35
Kevinatilusa 30
Eraserhead 25
JaneMarple 20

Thanks to all who played!




Top
#234051 - Tue Jul 13 2004 04:31 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Blinkybill Offline
Prolific

Registered: Thu Oct 10 2002
Posts: 1598
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia          
PM sent to Elftwinkle.
_________________________
I'd rather be over the hill than under it!

Top
#234052 - Tue Jul 13 2004 01:59 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
DLHenry Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2004
Posts: 359
Loc: Palmer Alaska USA           
Quote:

Round 14 (fourteen)
1. A country code for a country with first letter of "e", the country codes first letter, not the country's
2. One of the characters from the Alaskan cartoon "Tundra"
3. A player from the first Olympic Basketball team to allow NBA players.
4. A synonym for the word "brief"
5. Any player who went from High School, straight to the NBA





I decided to add something to this round. It's worth Five Points for the round.
Quote:

-BONUS QUESTION-

From the comic strip "Dilbert", name the character who is the HR director.






Edited by theoryman14 (Tue Jul 13 2004 08:25 PM)
_________________________

Top
#234053 - Tue Jul 13 2004 07:31 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Round 12 is now officially closed --- results will be posted momentarily.

Top
#234054 - Tue Jul 13 2004 08:30 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Round 12 Results: 10 players


1) Any zodiac animal found on the Chinese calendar

10 points: Horse, Rabbit and Rat

5 points: Goat/Sheep (3), Monkey (2) and Rooster (2)

Note: Upon investigation, I found a website which listed goat as one of the animals and another which listed sheep --- all the other animals were the same. To further confuse the issue, I checked on the calendar I got at a local chinese restaurant which has the chinese zodiac on it --- it lists the animal in question as "sheep", but the picture that goes with it is of a goat
(So much for straightforward/cut and dried answers! ) I decided to put the answers of sheep and goat together as there was no question that they were in reference to the same chinese zodiac sign.


2) Any flag which has 4 colours on it (I want flags with only 4 colours --- flags with 5 or more colours will be thrown out)

10 points: Aruba, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Brunei, Djibouti, East Timor, Suriname and Tajikistan

5 points: Papua New Guinea (2)


3) Any Olympic Team sport (A Team sport is one in which only 1 set of medals is awarded for men and/or 1 set of medals awarded for women per Olympics --- example: basketball) (Somehow I forgot to make this Summer Olympic team sports as I'd intended, so both winter and summer Olympic "Team" sports were accepted)

10 points: Curling and Handball

5 points: Field Hockey (3), Hockey (2) and Volleyball (2)

0 points: Synchronized Swimming --- disqualified as it does not meet the criteria of "team" sport as defined in my question


4) Any novel written by John Grisham

10 points: Skipping Christmas, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, and The Street Lawyer

5 points: A Painted House (2), The Client (2) and The Firm (2)


5) Any continent of the world

10 points: Africa, Antarctica and Europe

5 points: Australia/Oceania ( 2), North America (2) and South America (3)

Nobody said Asia


Scores

Spanishliz: 50 points (I think this is the first perfect score recorded in Trivia Rounds! )

**********************************************
Helen295: 45 points

Eraserhead: 40 points

Kevinatilusa: 35 points

ASA: 30 points
Blinkybill: 30 points
Julia103: 30 points
Kuu: 30 points
Ozzz2002: 30 points

Gatsby722: 25 points


Spanishliz gets a point for Round 12

Thanks for playing everyone!

Top
#234055 - Wed Jul 14 2004 04:51 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Way to go, Spanishliz!

Theoryman14---PM sent.
_________________________
"The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful." ... H. L. Mencken


Top
#234056 - Wed Jul 14 2004 01:49 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
PM sent to theoryman14!

The 50 was a fluke, really!

Round 13 is still open, for at least a couple of hours.

Top
#234057 - Wed Jul 14 2004 05:21 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round 13 is now closed. Results will be posted shortly.

Top
#234058 - Wed Jul 14 2004 06:00 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND 13 RESULTS

Nine people participated.

1. One of Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands

Worth 10 points:
Michael Wilding

Worth 5 points:
Richard Burton (4), Eddie Fisher (2), Larry Fortensky (2)

Nobody mentioned Nicky Hilton, Mike Todd or John Warner

2. A Mercury astronaut

Worth 10 points:
Gordon Cooper, Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom, Alan Shepard, Donald ‘Deke’ Slayton

Worth 5 points:
Wally Schirra (3), John Glenn (2)

No one mentioned Scott Carpenter.

3. A recipient of the Victoria Cross for an action that took place after the end of World War Two

Worth 10 points:
Peter Badcoe, Kenneth Muir, Rambahadur Limbu

Worth 5 points:
Keith Payne (3), Kevin Wheatley (2)

Disallowed: Mrs Odette etc.? (Were you thinking of Odette Sansom GC? She was a WWII George Cross recipient.)

Not mentioned were James Carne, Philip Curtis, and Bill Speakman from the Korean War; Ray Simpson (Vietnam) or H Jones and Ian McKay (Falklands).

4. A city that has hosted the Olympic games more than once from 1896-2004

Worth 10 points:
Innsbruck, Paris, Los Angeles

Worth 5 points:
Lake Placid (2), St. Moritz (2) and Berlin* (2)

*I was tempted not to allow Berlin, as it only actually hosted the Games in 1936. All the potential participants were too busy trying to kill each other on the Western Front (or elsewhere) in 1916 to go to Berlin for a sporting event. Great pity, really.

London and Athens were not mentioned by anybody.

5. An actor or actress who played one of the von Trapp children in the movie ‘The Sound of Music’

Worth 10 points:
Duane Chase, Debbie Turner

Worth 5 points:
Kym Karath (3), Charmian Carr (2), Angela Cartwright (2)

Nobody chose Nicholas Hammond or Heather Menzies.




There’s a clear winner this round:

kevinatilusa 40

ASA 35
ElfTwinkle 35
Kuu 35
Ozzz2002 35

Eraserhead 30
Julia103 30
Gatsby722 25
Theoryman14 20

Kevin gets a point toward the monthly total!

Thanks to all for participating.

Top
#234059 - Wed Jul 14 2004 09:47 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Here are the questions for Round 15:

1. Name one of singer Marie Osmond's brothers.
2. Name a belt (not a zone, region or component) of the planet Uranus.
3. Give the title of one of the AFI (American Film Institute) "100 Best Movie Songs"; just one that landed in the AFI Top 10 and appeared on the most recent list.
4. Name a period from The Paleozoic Era.
5. Name a published work by Oscar Wilde (and collections of his quotes/writings from various sources don't count ).

See ya Saturday !


editted to clarify a question (since no one has reponded yet)


Edited by gatsby722 (Wed Jul 14 2004 11:31 PM)
_________________________
"The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful." ... H. L. Mencken


Top
#234060 - Thu Jul 15 2004 12:14 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Oh, folks---I am SO sorry but I screwed up Qu. 2 on my list. I didn't mean that planet at all but somehow typed it in anyway. So, as it is too late to change it now, don't wrack your brains on #2. Put any answer in there and I'll give everyone 10 points for it. Multitudes of apologies for my error.
_________________________
"The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful." ... H. L. Mencken


Top
#234061 - Thu Jul 15 2004 01:38 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Blinkybill Offline
Prolific

Registered: Thu Oct 10 2002
Posts: 1598
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia          
PM sent Gatsby.
_________________________
I'd rather be over the hill than under it!

Top
#234062 - Thu Jul 15 2004 03:35 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
PM sent to gatsby722!

Top
#234063 - Thu Jul 15 2004 04:18 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
DLHenry Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2004
Posts: 359
Loc: Palmer Alaska USA           
Round 14 is still open, I'll close it once I tally the results.

The answers will be posted tomorrow, sorry for the delay .
_________________________

Top
#234064 - Thu Jul 15 2004 06:38 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Julia103 Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
PM sent to Gatsby.
I'm going on vacation for a week, so that's my last set of answers for a while.

Top
#234065 - Thu Jul 15 2004 11:02 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
DLHenry Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2004
Posts: 359
Loc: Palmer Alaska USA           
Round 14 is now officially closed, no answers for the bonus question will be accepted anymore (to those who did not send one in and recieved a message from me and did not reply). Sorry.

The results and answers will be posted tomorrow.

theoryman14
_________________________

Top
#234066 - Fri Jul 16 2004 01:43 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
Kuu Offline
Prolific

Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
ROUND 16 questions

Quote:

1) One of Barbie's (the doll) family or friends (also dolls) from 1959-1970

2) A member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (this means the original movement not the second movement that was started by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones)

3) A member (at any time) of the rock group AC/DC

4) A novel by Tom Holt

5) A 'Francis the Talking Mule' movie




Edited to explain the second question more - I will take any of the seven members of the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.


Edited by Kuu (Fri Jul 16 2004 02:03 AM)

Top
#234067 - Fri Jul 16 2004 01:54 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - July
helen295 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
PM sent to Gatsby.

Top
Page 5 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >

Moderator:  ozzz2002