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#237029 - Sun Aug 22 2004 02:34 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Gatsby722 Offline
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Winners List Round 20

JaneMarple---45 points

ElfTwinkle---40 points
helen295---40
Lothruin---40
spanishliz---40

Leau78---35 points
LeoDaVinci---35

Engadine---30 points
ozzz2002---30

beaker411---25 points
Julia103---25
Santana2002---25


Congrats, JM. And well played by everyone.
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#237030 - Sun Aug 22 2004 09:37 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Quote:

Round 23 (August 23rd)

1) A provincial/territorial tree of Canada:

2) An element of the Periodic Table named after a fictional character:

3) A country participating in the 2004 Athens Olympics whose 3-letter IOC abbreviation starts with "E":

4) A teacher from Peanuts:

5) A country participatin in the "World Cup of Hockey" tournament which starts on Aug. 30th:





This round will close in roughly 48 hours.

Have fun!

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#237031 - Mon Aug 23 2004 11:40 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
kevinatilusa Offline
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Round 21 is closed.

Unfortunately, I probably won't finish compiling results until I get home (fairly late)

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#237032 - Mon Aug 23 2004 05:24 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
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Round 22 is now closed. Results soon.

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#237033 - Mon Aug 23 2004 06:02 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22323
Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND 22 RESULTS

Nine people played.

1 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was serving aboard a submarine (including midget subs) at the time the award was earned (any conflict)

Worth 10 points:
Edward Boyle, John ‘Tubby’ Linton, Richard Sandford

Worth 5 points:
James ‘Mick’ Magennis (5)

Not allowed: William Reid VC, who was a bomber pilot.

No idea why Magennis was so popular, especially as no one mentioned Ian Fraser, whose award was for the same midget sub action! Others not mentioned include Martin Nasmith, Anthony Miers, Godfrey Place, Donald Cameron, Malcolm Wanklyn and I’m sure I have forgotten some…


2 A member of the current royal family of Spain, including spouses (I'm after the monarch, monarch's spouse, their children & their spouses - no distant cousins, uncles etc)


Worth 10 points:
Princess Cristina, her husband Inaki Urdangarin, their son Juan Valentin and Jaime de Marichalar (husband of Princess Elena)

Worth 5 points:
King Juan Carlos (2), Prince Felipe (2)

I allowed the grandson Juan Valentin as I had not specifically excluded grandchildren of the monarch.

Not allowed: Giles Tremlett, who is a reporter for the Guardian newspaper who often reports from Spain.

Not mentioned: Queen Sofia, Letizia Ortiz (Felipe’s bride), Princess Elena




3 A woman who has won at least one gold medal in an individual swimming event at Athens


Worth 10 points:
Kirsty Coventry, Ai Shibata, Petria Thomas

Worth 5 points:
Inge de Bruijn (4), Jodie Henry (2)

Not mentioned: Camelia Potec, Laure Manadou, Natalie Coughlin, Luo Xuejuan, Amanda Beard, Otylia Jedrzejczak, Yana Klochkova




4 A famous saxophone player


Worth 10 points:
Pepper Adams, Gato Barbieri, Clarence Clemons, Bill Clinton (!), Kenny G, Maceo Parker, Sonny Rollins

Worth 5 points:
Candy Dulfer (2)

There must be many, many who were not mentioned.



5 A 'Cat Who...' mystery by Lilian Jackson Braun


Worth 10 points (assume the ‘Cat Who’ part):
Came to Breakfast, Lived High, Talked to Ghosts

Worth 5 points:
Saw Stars, Sniffed Glue, Wasn’t There (2 each)

Again there were many other books in the series that weren’t mentioned.


There is a two-way tie for first:

Beaker411 45
ElfTwinkle 45


Engadine 40
Helen295 40
LeodaVinci 40
Leau78 30
Ozzz2002 30
Gatsby722 25
JaneMarple 20

Congrats to beaker and ElfTwinkle, and thanks all for playing!


Edited by spanishliz (Mon Aug 23 2004 06:05 PM)

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#237034 - Mon Aug 23 2004 09:27 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
kevinatilusa Offline
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ROUND 21 RESULTS

1: An actor who played King Arthur on the big screen

10 points: Brian Aherne, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Harris
5 points: Joss Ackland (3), Sean Connery (2), Graham Chapman (2), Clive Owen (2)


2: A party holding at least 1 seat in the U.K. House of Commons

10 points: Conservatives
5 points: Labour (2), Liberal Democrats (3), Sinn Fein (2), Ulster Unionist (3)
Disallowed: Greens (not currently holding any seats)
Also allowed would have been Democratic Unionist, Scottish Nationalist, Plaid Cymru, and Social Democratic and Labour.


3: A Country beginning and ending with the same letter

10: Andorra, Angola, Antigua/Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
5: Albania (2), Seychelles (2)
Disallowed: Aruba (belongs to the Netherlands), Asia (not a country)

4: A Scientist after whom an element is named

10: Curie, Rutherford, Seaborg
5: Bohr (2), Mendeleev(2), Meitner(2), Einstein(3)


5: The length of an Olympic Swimming Event

10: 800m, 4x200m
5: 50m(2), 200m(2), 400m(2), 1500m(2)
disallowed: 500m, 1250yd(neither the length of an event that I can find)
I accepted 4x200 and treated it different than 800 because I did not specify that it had to be an individual event, and 4x200 is used as a "length" in the title of events. 100m also was not mentioned

Results:
40: LeoDaVinci, Spanishliz
35: Elftwinkle, Ozzz2002
30: Julia103, Leau78
25: Beaker411, Beeblebrox, Engadnie, Gatsby722, Lothruin,
15: JaneMarple

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#237035 - Tue Aug 24 2004 02:19 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
helen295 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Quote:

Round 25 (Wednesday)

1. In astronomy, a constellation beginning with the letter A.
2. A ghost which is thought to haunt the Tower of London.
3. An internet search engine.
4. One of the main characters from the original series of Star Trek (the character, not the actor!)
5. The Euro is the currency of twelve European countries. Name one of them.





Results will be posted on Friday morning.

(Edited with correct Round number!)


Edited by helen295 (Fri Aug 27 2004 02:49 AM)

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#237036 - Tue Aug 24 2004 02:33 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
DLHenry Offline
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Posts: 359
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Hey everyone, sorry I'm late with my round...it's still Tuesday here though, 1:34 p.m.

I don't have the time for five of them...I'm really sorry...I can't think too well right now. So I have three and my bonus question.




ROUND 24
Quote:


1. A player from round 21
2. A time when the number seven was used in "Bruce Almighty"
3. A day of the week





Quote:


Bonus:
A title of a Dilbert book.
Fill in the blank--
Bring me the head of ______ the mail boy.





Sorry again,
theoryman14


Edited by theoryman14 (Fri Aug 27 2004 06:05 PM)
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#237037 - Tue Aug 24 2004 08:41 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Round 23 is now closed --- results shortly.

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#237038 - Tue Aug 24 2004 11:28 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Posts: 14926
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Round 23 (August 23rd): 9 participants

1) A provincial/territorial tree of Canada:

10 points: Northern Red Oak - Prince Edward Island, Lodgepole Pine - Alberta, Quaking Aspen - Yukon, Red Spruce - Nova Scotia, Black Spruce - Newfoundland, Western Red Cedar - British Columbia, Jack Pine - Nortwest Territories

5 points: Eastern White Pine - Ontario (2)

Note: Most sites list "Subalpine Fir" as the tree emblem of Yukon territory and list Northwest Territories as having no tree emblem --- after a lengthy google I did find a site which listed Quaking Aspen for Yukon and Jack Pine for Northwest Territories


2) An element of the Periodic Table named after a fictional character:

10 points: Promethium, Thorium

5 points: Tantalum (3), Neptunium (2), Niobium (2)


3) A country participating in the 2004 Athens Olympics whose 3-letter IOC abbreviation starts with "E":

10 points: Ethiopia - ETH, El Salvador - ESA, Ecudor - ECU

5 points: Egypt - EGY (4), Spain - ESP (2)

Not Mentionned: Eritrea - ERI, Estonia - EST


4) A teacher from Peanuts:

10 points: Miss Tenure

5 points: Miss Halverson (3), Miss Othmar/Mrs. Hagemeyer (3), Miss Swanson (2)

Not Mentionned: Mrs. Donovan

Note: Miss Othmar and Mrs. Hagemeyer were the same character/teacher (as was noted by one person who submitted the answer)



5) A country participating in the "World Cup of Hockey" tournament which starts on Aug. 30th:

10 points: Czech Republic, Slovakia

5 points: Finland (3), Canada (2), Sweden (2)

Not Mentionned: Germany, Russia, USA


Results

Gatsby722: 40 points

Engadine: 35 points
Helen295: 35 points
JaneMarple: 35 points
Spanishliz: 35 points

Beaker411: 30 points
LeoDaVinci: 30 points
Lothruin: 30 points
Ozzz2002: 30 points

Congratulations to Gatsby722 who collects a point for this round.

Thanks for playing everyone!

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#237039 - Wed Aug 25 2004 03:15 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
kevinatilusa Offline
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This post did contain my round 25 "answers". Those answers have since changed.


Edited by kevinatilusa (Wed Aug 25 2004 02:29 PM)

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#237040 - Wed Aug 25 2004 03:39 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Gatsby722 Offline
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Loc: Canton
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That looked like an "oops" .
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#237041 - Thu Aug 26 2004 12:09 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
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Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
Round 25 - Thursday
Here are the questions!

1. Any of Santa’s Reindeers
2. A playing piece in Monopoly
3. A Marx Brother
4. One of the Von Trapp children in “The Sound of Music” – the character names.
5. A birthstone

Answers on Saturday!
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#237042 - Thu Aug 26 2004 12:27 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
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Oops, I hope no-one saw that


Edited by ozzz2002 (Thu Aug 26 2004 12:38 AM)
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#237043 - Thu Aug 26 2004 12:34 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Leau Offline
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Loc: Nijmegen/Brisbane
Uuhhhh, following Kevin's example.. ?
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#237044 - Thu Aug 26 2004 12:36 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
JaneMarple Offline
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Good job I'm on line to take his answers!
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#237045 - Thu Aug 26 2004 05:31 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
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I definately didn't see that . . . whatever it wasn't . . . maybe it was a figment of my FT imagination . . .
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#237046 - Thu Aug 26 2004 06:39 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Gatsby722 Offline
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Oh...it probably does sound mysterious. What happened is that a couple of players accidentally posted their answers instead of PM-ing them to the quizmaster. So their answers were public. I can't say a word about it as I did it once, too. Sometimes our fingers type faster than our brains think. But, heck, we're all just human!
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#237047 - Thu Aug 26 2004 11:47 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Leau Offline
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Here's Round 27. In case anyone wonders "Where did Round 26 go?"...For some reason there was no Trivia Round posted on Wednesday, which should have been Round 25. Jane's questions therefore are Round 26, and mine 27. (Gee, that took me ages to find out! )

Quote:


ROUND 27


1. One of the cantons Switzerland consists of.
2. A US airline company.
3. German license plates start with the abbreviation of a city/region. Name an abbraviation starting with I or J.
4. A member of Enid Blyton's Famous Five.
5. An Australian national television network.




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#237048 - Fri Aug 27 2004 02:47 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
helen295 Offline
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Round 25 is now closed. Answers and results will be posted in about an hour.

(Leau78, I think it was me who messed up the round numbers. I got confused when Theoryman was late with Tuesday's round. Sorry!)


Edited by helen295 (Fri Aug 27 2004 02:48 AM)

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#237049 - Fri Aug 27 2004 03:07 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
Leau Offline
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Oops, I didn't even notice your questions! Got confused by theoryman's late post as well, didn't think to check if there were other question before his. I'm sorry too!

Let's just forget about the numbers.
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#237050 - Fri Aug 27 2004 03:26 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
helen295 Offline
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RESULTS OF ROUND 25

There were nine entries.


1. In astronomy, a constellation beginning with the letter A.

5 points: Aquarius (3), Apus (2), Aries (2), Auriga (2)

Nobody mentioned: Andromeda, Antlia, Aquila or Ara.

2. A ghost that is said to haunt the Tower of London.

10 points: Countess Pole, Sir Walter Raleigh

5 points: Lady Jane Grey (3), Thomas a Becket (2), Anne Boleyn (2)

3. An internet search engine.

10 points: IXQuick, IMDB.com, Yahoo, Alta Vista, Nana

5 points: Google (2), Ask Jeeves (2)

4. A character from the original series of Star Trek.

10 points: Spock, Sulu, Montgomery Scott

5 points: Captain Kirk (2), Lt Uhura (2), Chekov (2)

Surprisingly, nobody chose Doctor McCoy.

5. The Euro is the currency of twelve European countries. Name one of them.

10 points: France, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain

5 points: Germany (2), Finland (2)

Nobody mentioned: Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands or Austria.


SCORES

Ozzz2002 - 45

JaneMarple - 35
Engadine - 35
Gatsby722 - 35
Beaker411 - 35
Spanishliz - 35
LeoDaVinci - 30
Kevinatilusa - 25
Elftwinkle - 25

Well done to Ozzz2002!

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#237051 - Fri Aug 27 2004 06:04 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
DLHenry Offline
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Wow...the confusion...here are the answers and results for my round...

1. A player of round 21---

Worth 10:
ozzz2002, spanishliz, beaker411, ElfTwinkle, Engadine

Worth 5:
LeoDaVinci---got submitted 3 times



2. The Number Seven Used in Bruce Almighty---

Worth 10:
Channel 7 News, The 7th at 7:00

Worth 5:
7 Fingers, 7th floor of OmniPresents

Not Accepted---In a telephone number...only number in the film is 555-0123



3. A day of the Week---

Worth 10:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Worth 5:
Monday(3), Thursday(2)




Bonus Question Answer= Bring me the head of "Willy" the mail boy.







Results:


ElfTwinkle---30 points
helen295---30 points



LeoDaVinci---25 points
JaneMarple---25 points
ozz2002---25 points
beaker411---25 points

spanishliz---20 points
Engadine---20 points
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#237052 - Fri Aug 27 2004 06:08 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
DLHenry Offline
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Sorry guys!!!

I accidentally labeled my round "ROUND 23" when it should have been 24.

-theoryman14
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#237053 - Fri Aug 27 2004 06:50 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - August
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Why was I sooo popular in theoryman14's quiz's first question...?

I'll take it as a compliment!



Edited by LeoDaVinci (Fri Aug 27 2004 06:53 PM)
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