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#236954 - Sat Jul 31 2004 03:39 PM Trivia Rounds - August
Kuu Offline
Prolific

Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
HOW TO PLAY

Each round will consist of five questions.
There will be at the very minimum 4 possible answers for each question.
PM your answers to the quizmaster who set the round of questions.
You have 2 days to in which to answer a round. Because there is a round each day rounds will overlap.

SCORING.
If you are the only one to pick an answer you score 10 points, if you select the same answer as someone else you score 5 points.

The topscorer/s for each round receive a point. The person with the most points at the end of the round is the monthly winner.



Spanishliz will be taking Round One.

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#236955 - Sat Jul 31 2004 05:04 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22323
Loc: Ontario Canada
And here it is!

Quote:

ROUND ONE

1 A movie starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (not any sort of compilation)

2 A quarter finalist in the men's competition at Wimbledon 2004

3 A space shuttle

4 A Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross for the Second World War (Canadian can mean either born in Canada, serving with the Canadian forces or both)

5 A novel by Patricia Cornwell featuring Kay Scarpetta



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#236956 - Sun Aug 01 2004 02:45 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Message sent
(I know we said we shouldn't do this, but I had to so I get e-mails when people post the new questions! Sorry! )
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#236957 - Sun Aug 01 2004 06:19 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22323
Loc: Ontario Canada
This is a 'just in case' post.

After the new forum upgrade, when I went to My Home I got a message saying that I'd not be able to receive any PMs until I deleted some of the old ones. I have done that now, in case anyone tried unsuccessfully to PM their response to me.

I have received PMs from gatsby722, Julia103, JaneMarple and Blinkybill. If anybody else has sent one, please try again.

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#236958 - Sun Aug 01 2004 06:39 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
DLHenry Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2004
Posts: 359
Loc: Palmer Alaska USA           
I have to add this to my favorites...I almost missed it completely!!!
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#236959 - Mon Aug 02 2004 06:05 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Quote:

ROUND 2 (August 2nd)


1) Any sibling of Snoopy (ie the comic strip character Snoopy):

2) The motto of any Canadian province/territory:

3) A country from the continent South America:

4) Any song from the "JT" album by James Taylor:

5) Any field event that is part of the Olympic sport of Athletics (Track & Field):





This thread will be closed in roughly 48 hours.


Have fun!


Edited by ElfTwinkle (Mon Aug 02 2004 06:06 AM)

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#236960 - Mon Aug 02 2004 05:09 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22323
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round 1 is now closed. I'll post the results shortly.

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#236961 - Mon Aug 02 2004 05:43 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22323
Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND ONE RESULTS

Eight people played.

1. A movie starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (not any sort of compilation)

Worth 10 points:
None

Worth 5 points:
Desk Set (3), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (3), Woman of the Year (2)

Not mentioned: Adam’s Rib, Keeper of the Flame, Pat and Mike, Sea of Grass, State of the Union, and Without Love

2. A quarter finalist in the men’s competition at Wimbledon 2004

I neglected to specify men’s singles, and have therefore accepted Scott Humphries, who reached the quarters in men’s doubles.

Worth 10 points:
Scott Humphries, Florian Mayer

Worth 5 points:
Mario Ancic (3), Andy Roddick (3)

Not mentioned: Roger Federer, Sebastien Grosjean, Tim Henman, Lleyton Hewitt, Sjeng Schalken (and others in the doubles competition, no doubt )

3. A space shuttle

Worth 10 points:
Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, Enterprise

Worth 5 points:
Atlantis (2), Columbia (2)

(The entry STS-107 was construed as Columbia.)

4. A Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross for the Second World War

Worth 10 points:
Aubrey Cosens, John Weir Foote, C.C.I. ‘Cec’ Merritt

Worth 5 points:
Ian Willoughby Bazalgette (2), Andy Mynarski (2)

Disallowed: CSM Frederick W. Hall, who was a First World War VC.

Those not mentioned include Ernest ‘Smoky’ Smith, David Currie, Paul Triquet, Robert ‘Hammy’ Gray, David Hornell, Fred Tilston, Fred Topham, John Mahoney, Charles Hoey and John Osborn.

5. A novel by Patricia Cornwell featuring Kay Scarpetta

Worth 10 points:
Blow Fly, From Potter’s Field

Worth 5 points:
The Body Farm (2), Cause of Death (2) and Point of Origin (2)

Other possibilities include Postmortem, Black Notice and The Last Precinct, amongst others.

We have a four-way tie for the first points for August!

ElfTwinkle 35
helen295 35
Julia103 35
Kevinatilusa 35


Blinkybill 30
Gatsby722 30
JaneMarple 25
Romeomikegolf 25

Thanks everyone for playing!

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#236962 - Tue Aug 03 2004 07:52 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
2 questions: Should we just wait until Theoryman gets back or should one of us jump in and fill in for him until his family duress is over? Either way sounds both OK (and respectful) to me. Other question: Leau78 will back home sometime this week and I was hoping it was all right if she and I split my Friday quizzes.
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#236963 - Tue Aug 03 2004 12:27 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Your first question (to me, anyway!) sounds Ok!
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#236964 - Wed Aug 04 2004 01:25 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
helen295 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Here are Wednesday's questions:

Quote:


1. An actor or actress who played one of the Hazard family in the 1985 miniseries "North and South".
2. A book (or short story) by Diana Gabaldon.
3. A team in the British Speedway Elite League.
4. One of the nine Muses of Greek mythology.
5. A song from "Grease" (either the musical or movie version).





Good luck!


Edited by helen295 (Wed Aug 04 2004 01:28 AM)

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#236965 - Wed Aug 04 2004 05:05 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Round 2 is now closed.

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#236966 - Wed Aug 04 2004 06:43 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
ROUND 2 (August 2nd) RESULTS: There were 9 participants


1) Any sibling of Snoopy (ie the comic strip character Snoopy)

10 points: Andy

5 points: Olaf (2), Spike (2), Belle (2), Marbles (2)

Not chosen: Molly and Rover


2) The motto of any Canadian province/territory:

10 points: Nunavut Sanginivut ("Nunavut, our strength") - Nunavut Territory

5 points: Fortis et Liber ("Strong and free") - Alberta (2), Spem Reduxit ("Hope was restored") - New Brunswick (2), Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei ("Seek ye first the Kingdom of God") - Newfoundland (2), Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet ("Loyal she began, loyal she remains") - Ontario (2)


3) A country from the continent South America:

10 points: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, French Guiana, Paraguay

5 points: Uruguay (2)


4) Any song from the "JT" album by James Taylor:

10 points: Handy Man, If I Keep My Heart Out Of Sight, Terra Nova

5 points: Another Grey Morning (3), Bartender's Blues (2)

Rejected: Never Die Young --- this song is not on the "JT" album


5) Any field event that is part of the Olympic sport of Athletics (Track & Field):

10 points: Long Jump, Hammer, Shot Put

5 points: Javelin (2), Triple Jump (2)

Rejected: 200m dash --- this is a track event

After considerable debate, Decathlon --- this is a multi-event event that includes 4 track and 6 field events. I'm not sure if it is considered a track event or a field event, but I found a few sites that referred to it as a track event so that was my basis for rejecting it.


RESULTS

Romeomikegolf: 45 points

Helen295: 40 points

Lothruin: 35 points

JaneMarple: 30 points
Kuu: 30 points
Spanishliz: 30 points

Blinkybill: 25 points
Gatsby722: 25 points
Ozzz2002: 25 points

Round 2 winner: Romeomikegolf

Thanks for playing everyone.

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#236967 - Wed Aug 04 2004 10:23 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
DLHenry Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2004
Posts: 359
Loc: Palmer Alaska USA           
Hey everybody.

Sorry you had to fill in for me...I hope I'll be back later today...wednesday.

It all depends if this thing gets resolved. I'll tell you a little story...

My Grandpa married a woman about 4-5 weeks before he died. My Grandpa and new wife lived in a house with my aunt, uncle and two children. She has the legal right to the house now...so it looks like my relatives may be screwed out of their house. I hope this doesn't happen, as I'm already tired of it.

So, anyways, I hope I can get back before next Tuesday, and thanks for filling in for me,

~thoeryman14
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#236968 - Wed Aug 04 2004 11:46 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
No one filled in, Theoryman. We can skip a round or two, I think, until you get back. It sounds like you and your family's hands are a bit full, so try to deal with all that. These quizzes will wait for you!
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#236969 - Thu Aug 05 2004 12:02 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Here are today's questions! Good luck!

Q1. A British Prime Minister, past or present.
Q2. A member of the Secret Seven (or the dog) in the Enid Blyton series.
Q3. A cartoon dog – please give details!
Q4. Any type of herb
Q5. A film star past or present with the letter C. as the first letter of their surname.

Answers on Saturday!
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#236970 - Thu Aug 05 2004 06:59 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
beaker411 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Wed Aug 04 2004
Posts: 105
Loc: Savannah, Georgia
I'm new to the game and had a question: How is it decided who will do the questions for the next round?
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#236971 - Thu Aug 05 2004 08:01 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Welcome to the game Beaker411!

Quote:

How is it decided who will do the questions for the next round?




This game was an idea that Kuu had --- and Kuu organizes the quizmaster's schedule. Those people who are available/would like to be a quizmaster let Kuu know their preferred day, then Kuu makes/made up the schedule from there. The schedule has been (pretty much) set for the month of August --- see the thread Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds.

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#236972 - Thu Aug 05 2004 01:24 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Welcome Beaker411!

I'm going to post round 6 questions now (since I won't be around tonight much and plan to sleep until noon tomorrow---and I don't want to post late again...). But we still don't close until Sunday.

Round 6

1. Mark Twain, in one of his generally lighter works, listed "27 Things To Rescue In The Event Of A Boarding House Fire". Name one of the first 12 he would recommend to save! (And that's a fun list by the way). And I have to thank AFT for providing that link to this list .

2. Name one of the conspirators either hanged or imprisoned as being part of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1867.

3. According to Fodor's Travel Guide (2004), what were the Editor's picks for the best places to dine (fancy and full service) in Paris?

4. Some peppers/chiles are quite hot. They get rated on a scale of one to ten that way. Name a pepper that has a "heat index rating" of higher than 8.0. (Note: subcategories here will get glopped into their main categories). Oh, and we are talking about fresh peppers, not dried or preserved ones.

5. Name a hand that beats a mixed suit straight in a game of Standard Poker.
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#236973 - Thu Aug 05 2004 01:28 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
DLHenry Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 14 2004
Posts: 359
Loc: Palmer Alaska USA           
Hey Everybody,

I'm baa-ack!

I got home a day late, but I'm sure glad to be back!

I'll be available for Tuesdays the rest of the month.

~theoryman14
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#236974 - Fri Aug 06 2004 12:53 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
helen295 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Round 4 is now closed.

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#236975 - Fri Aug 06 2004 01:20 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
helen295 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
ROUND 4 RESULTS

10 people played.

1. An actor or actress who played one of the Hazard family in the 1985 miniseries "North and South".

10 points: Kirstie Alley (Virgilia Hazard), John Stockwell (Billy Hazard), Genie Francis (Brett Main Hazard)

5 points: Jonathan Frakes (Stanley Hazard) (4), James Read (George Hazard) (2)

Rejected: I couldn't accept Maude Hazard, as I asked for the name of the actress, not the character.

2. A book (or short story) by Diana Gabaldon.

10 points: Fathers and Daughters, Hellfire

5 points: Lord John and the Private Matter (2), Drums of Autumn (2), Dragonfly in Amber (2), The Fiery Cross (2)

3. A team in the British Speedway Elite League.

10 points: Wolverhampton Wolves, Oxford Silver Machine, Coventry Bees

5 points: Poole Pirates (2), Peterborough Panthers (2), Swindon Robins (2)

Rejected: Joe Screen is an individual rider, not a team.

Not mentioned: Eastbourne Eagles, Ipswich Witches, Belle Vue Aces, Arena Essex Hammers

4. One of the nine Muses of Greek mythology.

10 points: Euterpe

5 points: Terpsichore (3), Erato (3), Melpomene (3)

Not mentioned: Calliope, Clio, Polyhymnia, Thalia, Uranina

5. A song from "Grease" (either the musical or movie version).

10 points: Beauty School Drop-Out, Grease, Sandy, Shakin' at the High School Hop, Those Magic Changes, Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee

5 points: Tears on my Pillow (2), We Go Together (2)


SCORES

40 points - Ozzz2002, Eraserhead

35 points - Elftwinkle, Lothruin

30 points - Kuu, Spanishliz, Beaker411

25 points - JaneMarple, Gatsby722, Kevinatilusa


Round 4 winners: Ozzz2002 and Eraserhead each get a point!

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#236976 - Fri Aug 06 2004 02:20 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
kevinatilusa Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Wow...my first ever "perfect" 25!

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#236977 - Fri Aug 06 2004 08:49 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
beaker411 Offline
Forum Adept

Registered: Wed Aug 04 2004
Posts: 105
Loc: Savannah, Georgia
Not too bad for a first time...
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#236978 - Sat Aug 07 2004 01:39 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Round 5 is now closed! Answers in a minute or two!
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