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#241623 - Thu Sep 09 2004 03:08 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Julia103 Offline
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Round 9

I know we didn't have Round 8 (Wednesday) yet, but I find it helpful to have the round number match the date. Hope this doesn't confuse anyone.

Name:
1. A team competing in the finals of group rhythmic gymnastics in 2004 Athens Olympics
2. A crew member on the USS Enterprise 1701-D in "Star Trek:The Next Generation"
3. A variety of edible bean
4. A classical composer whose last name starts with B
5. A book in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters

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#241624 - Fri Sep 10 2004 12:40 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Leau Offline
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Round 10

Quote:


1. A language that's in the top 5 of most widely spoken languages in the world.

2. A constellation that starts with an M.

3. One of the inhabited West Frisian Islands or "Waddeneilanden"

4. A finger.

5. A climate according to Köppen's classification (one of the five major types).






This round will close in +/- 46 hours.


Edited to clarify question 5


Edited by Leau78 (Fri Sep 10 2004 02:21 AM)

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#241625 - Fri Sep 10 2004 12:45 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Round 7 (Tuesday) is closed
Answers soon!
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#241626 - Fri Sep 10 2004 01:24 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
JaneMarple Offline
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Q1 – One of the largest organs in the human body
For 10 points:
Femur, Brain, Small Intestine.
For 5 points:
Skin (4) Liver (2) Lungs (3)
Not mentioned:
Heart, Kidney, Pancreas, Prostrate, Spleen, Thyroid and probably more.
(Not a medical expert, so if anybody has problems with these answers, PLEASE don’t ask me!)


Q2 – One of the Twelve apostles
For 10 points:
James, the son of Zebedee, Simon the Zealot, Matthew, Andrew
For 5 points:
Thomas (2) Simon Peter (2) Philip (2)
Not mentioned:
Bartholomew, James the son of Alphaeus, John, Judas Iskariot, Thaddaeus
Not allowed:
Mark and Paul.



Q3 – A winner of the Derby horse race between 1980 –1990

For 10 points:
Henbit (1980), Secreto (1984), Teenoso (1983), Sherghar (1981). Golden Fleece (1982)
For 5 points:
Reference Point (1987) (4), Slip Anchor (1985) (3),
Not mentioned:
1986 – Shahrastani, 1988 – Kahyasi, 1989 – Nashwan, 1990 = Quest for fame



Q4 – A famous cartoon mouse (Give details)
For 10 points:
Gus (Walt Disney’s Cinderella), Danger Mouse, Basil (Walt Disney’s “Great Mouse Detective) Mickey and Alice from “The Honeymousers” Mrs Brisby, from “The Secret of the Nimh
For 5 points:
Speedy Gonzalas (4) Mighty Mouse (2)
Not mentioned:
Too many to mention!

Q5 – A teacher at Hogwarts
For 10 points:
Professor Lupin, Professor Flitwick, Professor Sinestra, Hagrid and Professor Dippet (a old Headmaster at Hogwarts, but I guess he did teach at one time!)
For 5 points:
Severus Snape (4), Professor Trelawney, (2)
Not mentioned:
Too many!


Scores – 12 players!
Satana2002 - 40
LeoDaVinci – 40
Exit10 – 40
Julia103 – 40
Gatsby – 40

Ozzz2002 – 35
Engaline – 35
SpanishLiz - 35
Beaker411 – 30
Lothruin - 30
Helen295 – 25
ChrisSchu – 20
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#241627 - Sat Sep 11 2004 04:50 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Julia103 Offline
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Round 9 Answers

9 people played this round

1. A team competing in the finals of group rhythmic gymnastics in 2004 Athens Olympics
10 points: Italy, Bulgaria, Belarus, Spain, Brazil
5 points: Russia (4)
Not mentioned: Greece, China

2. A crew member on the USS Enterprise 1701-D in "Star Trek:The Next Generation"
10 points: Captain Picard, Tasha Yar, Lt Commander Worf (son of Mogh), Data
5 points: Wesley Crusher (4)
Disallowed: Yeoman Janice Rand –she was on the original series of Star Trek, not The Next Generation
Not mentioned: Will Riker, Deanna Troi, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Geordi LaForge and many others

3. A variety of edible bean
10 points: string bean, pinto bean, broad bean, Great Northern Beans, runner bean,
5 points: lima beans (2), soy beans (2)
Not mentioned: navy bean, black bean, kidney bean, wax bean
I had been wondering if anyone would say “jelly beans” and whether to allow it, but no one did

4. A classical composer whose last name starts with B
10 points: Beethoven, Brahms, Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, Hector Berlioz, Arnold Bax, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
5 points: Bach (3) (I assumed that anyone who listed Bach without a first name or initials was referring to Johann Sebastian Bach rather than any of his children who were also composers.)
Not mentioned: Bela Bartok, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Anton Bruckner and others

5. A book in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
10 points: The Last Camel Died at Noon, Seeing a Large Cat, The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Lord of the Silent, The Golden One
5 points: Deeds of the Disturber (2), The Falcon at the Portal (2)
Not mentioned: Crocodile on the Sandbank, The Curse of the Pharoahs, The Mummy Case, Lion in the Valley, The Hippopotamus Pool, Childeren of the Storm, Guardian of the Horizon

spanishliz 45
Engadine 40
gatsby722 40
JaneMarple 40
ozzz2002 40
Santana 40
beaker411 35
ElfTwinkle 35
LeoDaVinci 35


Congrats Liz!

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#241628 - Sat Sep 11 2004 11:17 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Here are Saturday's Questions. I'd make that Round 11.

1. An NHL hockey team who has won back-to-back Stanley Cups from 1940 to present. (Several teams have won three or four years in a row. They count too, but there must be at least two wins in a row.)

2. A movie in which Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn appear together.

3. Any single word that completes the exact phrase, "And all that you___" in the lyrics to Pink Floyd's Eclipse (the last track on Dark Side of the Moon).

4. Any current male Knight of the Order of the Thistle. (Sorry if my silly American self may have botched the proper phrasing of the above question.)

5. Any one of the seven crew members of the Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-L which ended tragically on January 28, 1986.


Edited by Lothruin (Sat Sep 11 2004 11:18 AM)
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#241629 - Sat Sep 11 2004 04:23 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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It's early Sunday morning here now, so I'll follow my usual practice of posting Sunday's questions before going to bed.

Quote:

ROUND 12

1 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was a teenager at the time he performed the deed for which the award was made

2 A conductor/music director of the Toronto Symphony

3 A Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

4 Any cricket fielding position

5 A U.S. state beginning with the letter 'M'




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#241630 - Sat Sep 11 2004 11:25 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Round 10 is now closed.
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#241631 - Sun Sep 12 2004 12:26 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Leau Offline
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And here are the results for round 10. Eleven people played.

1. A language that's in the top 5 of most widely spoken languages in the world.

10 points
Hindustani, Arabic and Russian

5 points
Mandarin (2), Spanish (3) and English (3)

2. A constellation that starts with an M.

10 points
-

5 points
Mensa (6), Musca (2) and Monoceros (3)

Not mentioned at all was Microscopium.


3. One of the inhabited West Frisian Islands or "Waddeneilanden"

10 points
-

5 points
Vlieland (3), Texel (2), Ameland (2) and Schiermonnikoog (2)

I had to disallow Rottumerplaat as it's not inhabited, and Den Burg as it's a town on one of the islands, not an island itself.

4. A finger.

10 points
Middle, Sticky

5 points
Ring (2), Index (5), Little (2)

Although I meant fingers as in those things that are attached to your hand, I felt I also had to allow the answer of Sticky Finger, which is a dish.

5. A climate according to Köppen's classification (one of the five major types).


10 points
Dry/B

5 points
Tropical/A (3), Temperate/C (2) and Polar/E (4)

There was one false answer, Climate of Hvar, and nobody mentioned climate D (cold).



Scores

Gatsby 35

Julia, LeoDaVinci and ElfTwinkle 30
Santana, Ozzz, Beaker, Engadine, Helen and Spanishliz 25
JaneMarple 15
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#241632 - Sun Sep 12 2004 12:41 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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I confess to the "sticky finger" answer. Shoot me at will, everyone, as it was TRULY a stretch. But, shockingly, ultimately accepted .
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#241633 - Sun Sep 12 2004 01:54 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Engadine Offline
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Just lucky I guess . . . . but, if you're not in, you can't win!
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#241634 - Sun Sep 12 2004 03:36 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Santana2002 Offline
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Always worth a try, Gats - and a successful one this time round
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#241635 - Sun Sep 12 2004 08:46 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Quote:

Trivia Rounds - September: Round 13 (Sept. 13th)

Name ...

1) A non-fiction book written by Michael Crichton

2) A song from Celine Dion's Unison album

3) A sport in which Canada won a medal at the 2004 Athen's Olympics

4) An infield fielding position on a MLB baseball team

5) A country whose flag has only the colours red, white and green





This round will close on Tuesday night/in about 48 hours.


Have fun!

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#241636 - Mon Sep 13 2004 07:47 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Good going gats - in for a penny, in for a pound!
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#241637 - Mon Sep 13 2004 05:01 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Trivia Rounds - September: ROUND XIV
Tuesday September 14th, 2004 A.D.


This round deals with the joys of water all around the world:

Quote:


Name ...

1) Any piece of standard SCUBA diving equipment essential to the dive. (gloves and hood are not stand-alone, they are a part of the...)

2) Any form of precipitation.

3) A kind of sushi.

4) Any salt lake in either South America or Asia.

5) Any professional American Hockey, Baseball or Football team that has a marine animal as its name. (Either MLB, NHL or NFL)






Good luck to all!

More importantly, have fun!
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#241638 - Mon Sep 13 2004 05:15 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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Round 12 is now closed. Results soon.

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#241639 - Mon Sep 13 2004 05:31 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Er, tried to close round 11 earlier, but had some server difficulties, so I'm closing it now, and results will be up momentarily.
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Ruth Kellison 1925 - Dec 27, 2007

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#241640 - Mon Sep 13 2004 05:58 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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ROUND 12 RESULTS

Eleven people played.

1 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was a teenager at the time he performed the deed for which the award was made

Worth 10 points:
Harry Brown, John Cornwell, Edward Dwyer, Andrew Fitzgibbon, John Hannah, Alan McLeod, George Monger

Worth 5 points:
Tommy Ricketts (3), James Richardson*

* I gave Piper Richardson 5 points, although he was in fact 20 at the time, as I’m pretty sure I have seen references to him as a ‘teenager’, and had 19 in my mind for him.

Other possibilities: Thomas Flinn, Edward Daniel, Dennis Donnini, others that don’t come to mind at the moment.


2 A conductor/music director of the Toronto Symphony


Worth 10 points:
Karel Ancerl, Francesco d’Auria, Walter Susskind, Alain Trudel, Luigi von Kunits

Worth 5 points:
Sir Andrew Davis (2), Peter Oundjian (2), Sir Ernest MacMillan (2)

Not mentioned: Seiji Ozawa, who was something to see, probably a few others


3 A Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child


Worth 10 points:
Persuader, Running Blind, Tripwire

Worth 5 points:
Die Trying (3), The Enemy (3), Echo Burning (2)

Not mentioned: The Killing Floor, The Visitor, Without Fail, probably others


4 Any cricket fielding position


Worth 10 points:
Deep fine leg; Forward short leg; Leg gully; Mid on; Short extra cover; Square leg; Square short leg

Worth 5 points:
Silly mid on (2), Silly point (2)

Not mentioned (amongst others): Slip (of any variety), Third man


5 A U.S. state beginning with the letter 'M'


Worth 10 points:
Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi

Worth 5 points:
Maine (2), Michigan (2), Missouri (2), Montana (2)

Not mentioned: Minnesota

The winner, with a perfect 50 is:

Santana2002

40 points: Engadine, Leau78
35 points: Copago, ElfTwinkle, gatsby722, JaneMarple, LeoDaVinci, Lothruin
30 points: Julia103, ozzz2002

Congratulations Santana! Thanks everyone for playing.

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#241641 - Mon Sep 13 2004 06:38 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Trivia Rounds - Round 11 Results, and a healthy dose of extra trivia, too!

We had 11 participants this round. Thanks everyone for playing!

1. Name an NHL hockey team who has won back-to-back Stanley Cups from 1940 to present. (Several teams have won three or four years in a row. They count too, but there must be at least two wins in a row.)

Worth 10 points: Detroit Redwings (1997 & 98), Edmonton Oilers (1984 & 85, 1987 & 88), New York Islanders (1980, 81, 82 & 83)

Worth 5 points: (3) Philadelphia Flyers (1974 & 75), (4) Toronto Maple Leafs (1947, 48 & 49, 1962, 63 & 64)

Discounted: New Jersey Devils. The Devils won Stanley Cup victories in 1995, 2000 and 2003. In 2001, the Devils lost to the Colorado Avalanche in the final round, defeating their back-to-back hopes. Even my husband the hockey fan (and NOT a fan of New Jersey), thought the Devils had back-to-back stanley cup victories.

Not mentioned: Montreal Canadiens a WHOPPING three times (1956, 57, 58, 59 & 60, 1968 & 69, 1976, 77, 78 & 79) and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 & 92, much to my husband's delight!


2. Name a movie in which Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn both appear.

Worth 10 points: Pat and Mike, Without Love

Worth 5 points: (2) Adam's Rib, (3) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, (2) The Sea of Grass, (2) Woman of the Year

Not mentioned: Keeper of the Flame, State of the Union, Desk Set


3. Any single word that completes the exact phrase, "And all that you___" in the lyrics to Pink Floyd's Eclipse (the last track on Dark Side of the Moon).

There might have been a small amount of confusion on this one, as it appears that many lyrics sites do not include the word "And" at all. However, lyrics transcribed from the recorded track on Dark Side of the Moon, most surely do. I don't think it resulted in any point loss, though. One person may have lost points, but didn't mention not being able to find the exact phrase "And all that you". If that person contacts me, I'll be happy to adjust.

Worth 10 points: Buy, Give, Love, Say, See

Worth 5 points: (2) Deal, (2) Eat

Discounted: The word "Are" doesn't appear anywhere in the lyrics. The word "Save" appears following the phrase "All that you" without the "and".

Not mentioned: Do, Hate, Slight


4. Any current male Knight of the Order of the Thistle.

Worth 10 points:
"Andrew Douglas Alexander Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin"
"HRH Charles Philip Arthur George, The Prince of Whales"
"David Clive Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn"
"Normon Somerville Macfarlane, Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden"
"William Eric Kinloch Anderson"

Worth 5 points:
(3) "Stewart Ross Sutherland, Baron Sutherland of Houndwood"
(2) "James Peter Hymers Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern"

Discounted: Lady Marion Ross Frasier. I think we can all agree she isn't male.

Not Mentioned:
"Francis David Charteris, 12th Earl of Wemyss and March"
"Walter Francis John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch"
"George Morgan Thomson, Baron Thomson of Monifieth"
"David George Coke Patrick Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie"
"Iain Mark Tennant"
"John Campbell Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott"
"Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford"


5. Any one of the seven crew members of the Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-L which ended tragically on January 28, 1986.

Worth 10 points: Francis Scobee - Commander, Gregory Jarvis - Payload Specialist 1, Judith Resnik - Mission Specialist 1

Worth 5 points: (2) Ellison Onizuka - Mission Specialist 2, (2) Michael Smith - Pilot, (3) Ronald McNair - Mission Specialist 3

Discounted: Kalpana Chawla was a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-107, which ended, also tragically, on February 1, 2003.

Not Mentioned: Sharon Christa McAuliffe, the teacher


And the winners are: Engadine and Julia103 with 45 points each!

Helen295 - 40
Gatsby722 - 35
Spanishliz = 30
ElfTwinkle - 30
Ozzz2002 - 30
JaneMarple - 25
LeoDaVinci - 25
Santana2002 - 20
Beaker411 - 15


As per the usual, if anyone has any concerns about the scoring, please let me know!

PS: I decided to do my score page a lot like the "Extra Info" sections in the quiz. I tried to include extra interesting info for each set of answers, where I could. (Like the full titles of the Knights, and the years the respective teams won their back-to-backs, etc.) I learned quite a lot making the questions, and I wanted you all to learn just as much! So, did you like it, or would you rather just skip all that and get straight to the scores? Personally, I'd like to see more extra trivia, myself.


Edited by Lothruin (Mon Sep 13 2004 08:21 PM)
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#241642 - Mon Sep 13 2004 06:51 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Gatsby722 Offline
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I, for one, like the info Lothruin! Keep it coming!
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#241643 - Mon Sep 13 2004 07:29 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Julia103 Offline
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I did appreciate the extra info, Lothruin. Thanks for including it.
However I missed the number of people choosing each 5 point answer. I find it interesting to know how popular each answer was.

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#241644 - Mon Sep 13 2004 08:22 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Done and done, Julia. That was purely accidental on my part.
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Betty Kuzara 1921 - April 5, 2008
Ruth Kellison 1925 - Dec 27, 2007

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#241645 - Tue Sep 14 2004 04:49 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Santana2002 Offline
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Hands up here regarding Question 3 - due straightforwardly to my not reading the question properly. No complaints to Lothruin
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#241646 - Tue Sep 14 2004 05:01 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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I tried to answer the questions quickly from work. So I'll take full credit for not reading number 4 completely. I guess the world Male was an important part.
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#241647 - Tue Sep 14 2004 11:01 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Interesting Info!
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