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#241648 - Tue Sep 14 2004 02:06 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
helen295 Offline
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ROUND 15 - WEDNESDAY

Quote:


1. An inhabited island that forms part of Scotland's Outer Hebrides.
2. One of the things John Lennon doesn't believe in according to his song "God" from the "Plastic Ono Band" album.
3. An ice hockey team taking part in the 2004-2005 British National League (BNL).
4. One of the world's top ten richest people in 2004, as listed by Forbes.com.
5. A book by Charles Dickens which includes a person's name in the title.





Results will be posted on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

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#241649 - Tue Sep 14 2004 07:23 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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I'm going to be incommunicado (internet wise) for a week (17-24 Sept) - how the heck am I going to keep up with you guys in the Trivia Rounds - any suggestions ?!?!?!
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#241650 - Tue Sep 14 2004 07:27 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Post your answers ahead of time...

Have fun and relax! I'm barely keeping up with the loads of calculus and trig homework... I must be superhuman to be even logging on...
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#241651 - Tue Sep 14 2004 07:34 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Engadine Offline
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Post your answers ahead of time . . . I must confess to thinking of that, hey, I'd have a chance of getting something (anything) right . . .

Have fun and relax! (it's not that sort of incommunicado unfortunately - visiting my Dad who's recuperating from a serious accident)

I'm barely keeping up with the loads of calculus and trig homework . . . I must be superhuman to be even logging on . . .
Go Super Leo - you must be - I'm only missing work by logging on here, so what, am already in 'away' mode . . .
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#241652 - Tue Sep 14 2004 09:50 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Round 13 is now closd --- results shortly.

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#241653 - Wed Sep 15 2004 05:49 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Trivia Rounds - September: Round 13 (Sept. 13th): 9 players participated

Name ...

1) A non-fiction book written by Michael Crichton

10 Points: none

5 Points: Travels (5), Electronic Life (2), Five Patients: The Hospital Explained (2)

Not Mentioned: Jasper Jones


2) A song from Celine Dion's Unison album

10 Points: Have A Heart, If We Could Start Over

5 Points: If Love Is Out Of The Question, Unison (2), The Last To Know (2)

Not Mentioned: (If There Was) Any Other Way, Where Does My Heart Beat Now, I'm Loving Every Moment With You, Love By Another Name, I Feel Too Much



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

10 Points: Cycling - 2 medals

5 Points: Gymnastics - 2 medals (2), Sailing - 1 medal (2)

0 Points: Women's Hockey (Canada didn't have a team in the <field> hockey competition at the 2004 Athens Olympics - but did win the ice hockey gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City winter Olympics), Men's Star (this was an discipline/event in the sport of Sailing), trampoline (this was an discipline/event in the sport of gymnastics), Men's springboard (this was an event in the sport of Aquatics - discipline of diving)

Not Mentioned: Canoeing and Kayaking - 3 medals, Rowing - 1 medal, Wrestling - 1 medal, Aquatics - 2 medals


4) An infield fielding position on a MLB baseball team

10 Points: Pitcher, 2nd base

5 Points: shortstop (3), 3rd base (3)

0 Points: Infield Fly

Not Mentioned: Catcher, 1st base


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

10 Points: Madagascar, Lebanon, Oman, Iran

5 Points: Italy (3), Hungary (2)

Not Mentioned: Algeria, Bulgaria, and possibly others



Results

Engadine: 40 points

Julia103: 30 points
LeoDaVinci: 30 points
Santana: 30 points

Beaker411: 25 points
Gatsby722: 25 points
Ozzz2002: 25 points
Spanishliz: 25 points

JaneMarple: 15 points


Congratulations to Engadine who collects a point for this round.

Thanks for playing everyone!

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#241654 - Wed Sep 15 2004 06:37 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Engadine Offline
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All I can say is WOW! I'm chuffed ... thanks Elf, I really liked your questions (obviously) lol!
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#241655 - Wed Sep 15 2004 06:54 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Tuesday's round is now closed! Answers tomorrow, right now I'm totally sloshed as it is the Jewish New Year and I've been drinking and partying and I'm really tired...!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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#241656 - Thu Sep 16 2004 12:16 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Round 16!

Q1 A song from “Guys and Dolls” film or stage musical.
Q2 – One of the rooms in the board game “Cluedo” (also known as “Clue”)
Q3 – A word which can follow “Snow”, to make two words. For example “Snow Angel”. Of course “Snow Angel” is now not allowed!
Q4 – One of the Seven Dwarves
Q5 – A sport played with a ball

Good Luck everybody...especially LeoDaVinci!
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#241657 - Thu Sep 16 2004 04:48 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 17

I'm posting a little early but I feel crappy right now so thought I'd get the jump. Tomorrow seems like a long way off, at least at the moment.

1. Name a U.S President Born in Ohio
2. A three hour tour? "Gilligan's Island" aired from 1964 until 1967. We all knew them as the Skipper and the millionaire, etc. But they had first and last names on the show. Give a full name of a castaway on "Gilligan's Island".
3. Name an Opera (no operettas) composed by George Bizet.
4. Anne Sexton (my favorite poetess, I think) lived from 1928 until 1974. Name a book or compilation of her poems that came out during her lifetime.
5. 6 guys were the starters of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" . Name one of them!
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#241658 - Fri Sep 17 2004 05:31 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
helen295 Offline
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Loc: Newcastle, UK
Round 15 is now closed. Results to follow later.

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#241659 - Fri Sep 17 2004 11:51 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
helen295 Offline
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Loc: Newcastle, UK
ROUND 15 RESULTS

Thanks to the 9 people who took part.

1. An inhabited island that forms part of Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

10 points: South Uist, Eriskay, Clickhimin Broch

5 points: Barra (2), Harris/Na Hearadh (2), Benbecula/Beinn Na Faoghla (2)

After a lot of consideration, I decided I couldn't treat the English and Gaelic names as separate islands. I hope that's okay with everyone.
The Gaelic name of Benbecula is Beinn Na Faoghla, which means Hill of the Fords.
Na Hearadh is the Gaelic name for the Isle of Harris.


2. One of the things John Lennon doesn't believe in according to his song "God" from the "Plastic Ono Band" album.

10 points: Elvis, I-Ching, Kennedy, Hitler, Buddha, Gita

5 points: Yoga (3)

The other choices here were: magic, bible, tarot, Jesus, mantra, kings, Zimmerman and Beatles.


3. An ice hockey team taking part in the 2004-2005 British National League (BNL).

10 points: Hull Stingrays, Peterborough Phantoms

5 points: Fife Flyers (3), Dundee Stars (2)

I could only allow teams taking part in the BNL or BNL Cup, so I couldn't accept Coventry Blaze or Nottingham Panthers, which are both in the English Premier League (EPL).

Other possible answers here included: Bracknell Bees, Edinburgh Capitals, Guildford Flames, and my local team, Newcastle Vipers.


4. One of the world's top ten richest people in 2004, as listed by Forbes.com.

10 points: Karl Albrecht, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Alice Walton

5 points: Paul Allen (2), William (Bill) Gates (2), Helen Walton (2)

Bill Gates is still listed by Forbes as the world's richest person with $40.7 billion.


5. A book by Charles Dickens which includes a person's name in the title.

10 points: Little Dorrit, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield

5 points: Oliver Twist (4), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2)

Some of the answers that weren't chosen include Barnaby Rudge and Martin Chuzzlewit.


SCORES

Beaker411 - 50

Ozzz2002 - 35
Exit10 - 35
ElfTwinkle - 35
Engadine - 30
JaneMarple - 30
Santana2002 - 30
Julia103 - 30
LeoDaVinci - 25

Well done to Beaker411!

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#241660 - Fri Sep 17 2004 01:54 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Not to toot my own horn or anything, but...Horray for me!!
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#241661 - Sat Sep 18 2004 01:06 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Round 16 is closed...answers in 10 minutes!
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#241662 - Sat Sep 18 2004 01:32 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
JaneMarple Offline
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Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Q1 A song from “Guys and Dolls”
For ten points:
“Adelaide’s Lament”, “My Time of Day”, “I’ll know”, “If I was a Bell”, “More I cannot wish you”, “Follow the Fold”,
For five points:
”Lucky be a Lady Tonight” (4),
Not mentioned:
“Guys and Dolls” , “Sit down you’re rocking the boat”, and many more.



Q2 – One of the rooms in the board game “Cluedo” (also known as “Clue”)
For ten points:
Lounge, Kitchen,
For five points:
Library (3), Study (3), Conservatory (2)
Not mentioned:
Ball room, Billiard room, Dining room and Hall



Q3 – A word which can follow “Snow”, to make two words. For example “Snow Angel”. Of course “Snow Angel” is now not allowed!
For ten points:
Sports, Storm, Pudding, Shoe, Ball, Fort, Flake, Blower,
For five points:
Plough (2) ,
Not mentioned:
Man, Ball, Drop, and many more!


A Snow Pudding is a kind of pudding made with beaten egg whites, sugar and gelatin or cornstarch
Q4 – One of the Seven Dwarves
For ten points:
Grumpy,
For five points:
Dopey (3), Doc (4), Bashful (2)
Not mentioned:
Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy


Q5 – A sport played with a ball
For ten points:
Hockey, Coquet, Rugby Union, American Football, Ancient ball game played about 1000 BC in Mexico by the Olmec tribes, Hurling,
For five points:
Water Polo (2), Golf (2)
Not mentioned:
Football, Netball, Baseball, and many more
You can find out more about the Mexico ball game at http://www.inventions.org/culture/ancient/mexican.htmlA




Ten people took part.
Scores:
ChrisSchu – 45
Julia103 - 40
ElfTwinkle - 40
Ozzz2002 – 40
Satana2002 – 40
Gatsby722 – 40
Engadine – 35
Beaker411 – 35
Helen295 – 35
Exit10 – 30
Well done everybody!
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#241663 - Sat Sep 18 2004 02:53 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Questions for September 18:

1. Someone still alive who is/was at some point the prime minister of Canada.
2. A Tile worth exactly 1 point in the English Language version of Scrabble
3. A candidate who received at least 50,000 votes in the 2000 election for U.S. President
4. One of the first 7 people immediately after Queen Elizabeth II in Britain's Royal line of succession.
5. A Picture (not counting the promenades) from Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition".

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#241664 - Sat Sep 18 2004 02:58 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Results for Round XIV... Sorry for the delay, as it was New Year for the Jews and I was busy, partying and I only got home today...

Nine People participated...

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...).

10 points
Mask, weight belt, weights

5 points
Air Tank (2), Suit (2), Regulator (2)

Not Mentioned: BCD/BC vest, Fins, Booties

2. Any form of precipitation.

10 points
Snow

5 points
Hail (2), Sleet (4), Rain (2)

Not mentioned: freezing rain.

3. A kind of sushi

10 points
Fukusa, Kappa Ma, Maguro, Nigiri, Chirashi-zushi, Philadelphia Roll, Inari-zushi

5 points
Maki (2)

As I didn't focus the question, all accepted answers were actually different kinds, but not what I had in mind at most.

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

10 points
Uyuni Salt Lake, Salar de Atacama, Dead Sea, Dabuxun, Aral Sea, Lake Cuitzeo, Tuz Golu, Caspian Sea, Lake Titicaca

Nice dispersal! Many more were not named...

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


10 points
San Jose Sharks

5 points
Florida Marlins (3), Miami Dolphins (3), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2)

Not mentioned: Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Seattle Seahawks (NFL)


Scores

The winners with 40 points
ozzz2002
spanishliz
JaneMarple
ElfTwinkle
Beaker411


ChrisSchu and gatsby722 35 points!
Julia103 and Engadine with 30 points!

Congratulations to all and "Shana Tova", Happy New Year!
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#241665 - Sat Sep 18 2004 10:49 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Questions for Round 19 September (Round 19 I think)

1. An English Royal family.
2. An element from the Periodic table starting with 'C'.
3. Without cheating or looking, name a subcategory of the 'Brainteasers' category in Quizzyland.
4. A type of coffee served in a restaurant e.g. flat white.
5 A major battle of the American Civil War. (The name of the battle *must* have both the Union and Confederate name.)

Edited: to reword and simplify.


Edited by Exit10 (Sat Sep 18 2004 11:40 PM)

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#241666 - Sun Sep 19 2004 12:08 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Loc: Canton
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Round 17 will be closing up in a few minutes....
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#241667 - Sun Sep 19 2004 01:04 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 17 Results...

9 participants this one.

U. S. President Born In Ohio

For 10 points:
Rutherford B. Hayes, Ulysses S. Grant

For 5 points:
William McKinley (3), William Taft (2), Benjamin Harrison (2).

Castaways On Gilligan's Island Full Names

For 10 points:
Willy Gilligan

For 5 points:
Eunice Wentworth ("Lovey") Howell (3), Mary Ann Summers (3), Ginger Grant (2).

No one liked Jonas Grumby (The Skipper), Thurston Howell III (The Millionare) or Roy Hinkley, Jr. (The Professor) .

George Bizet Operas

For 10 points:
Don Procopio, The Pearl Fishers, La Jolie Fille de Perth, Djamileh, La Coupe du roi de Thule

For 5 points:
Carmen (4)

Anne Sexton Books Or Poetry Collections

For 10 points:
All My Pretty Ones

For 5 points:
Transformations (3), To Bedlam and Partway Back (2), Live Or Die (2).

I had to disallow one, with personal conflict. As far as I can find "45 Mercy Street" was a single poem and not a book. (But it was good to pull it up and read it again ).

The Original Monty Python's Flying Circus

For 10 points:
Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

For 5 points:
Eric Idle (4), John Cleese (2).

Winner's List

A four-way tie!

ElfTwinkle - 35 points
helen295 - 35
JaneMarple - 35
Julia103 - 35

beaker411 - 30 points
Leau78 - 30
Santana2002 - 30

ozzz2002 - 25 points
spanishliz - 25

Well done, all!


Edited by gatsby722 (Sun Sep 19 2004 03:03 AM)
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#241668 - Sun Sep 19 2004 09:42 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Santana2002 Offline
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Posts: 8740
Loc: France
ROUND 20

Quote:



Name me:
1. One of the things My True Love brought to me in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.
2. An irregular French verb
3. One of the Pitcairn Islands
4. A valid (English version) 2-letter Scrabble word containing the letter X
5. A Scottish Tartan classified as 'regimental', ie, was used by the military rather than as a clan, hunting, Royal or district tartan etc.




Round will close Tuesday evening (GMT).
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#241669 - Mon Sep 20 2004 02:19 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
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Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 19 will be officially closed in four hours time from now, and the results posted a couple of hours after that.

It's called not using your computer at work.

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#241670 - Mon Sep 20 2004 03:51 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 18 is now closed. Results will hopefully be up shortly.

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#241671 - Mon Sep 20 2004 04:21 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 18 Results

There were 8 players this round

1: A Living Person who has been Prime Minister of Canada
10: Joe Clark, Jean Chretien
5: Kim Campbell (2), Brian Mulrooney (2), John Turner (2)

The only one not mentioned is Paul Martin, the current prime minister.

2: A 1 point Scrabble Tile
10: RATS
5: E (2), N(2)
The acceptable answers here were the "Wheel of Fortune" letters (RSTLNE) plus the rest of the vowels

3: A Candidate for U.S. President receiving over 50,000 votes in the 2000 Election
10: Harry Browne (Libertarian), Pat Buchanan (Reform), Ralph Nader (Green)
5: Al Gore (Democrat, 2), George W. Bush (Democrat, 2)
Not accepted: George Pataki

The reverse psychology strategy didn't work well here, with the two major candidates being the only ones worth 5 points. The remaining possible answers were Howard Phillips (Constitution Party) and John Hagelin (Natural Law Party). Full results (down to Louie Youngkeit's 161 votes) can be found at http://www.uselectionatlas.org/USPRESIDENT/national.php?year=2000&minper=0 , a site which has a whole ton of other interesting information on past elections too.

One of the 7 people next in line for the British Throne

10: Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie
5: Prince William (5!)

The Other Acceptable answers would have been Prince Henry (aka Harry), Princess Beatrice, and Prince Edward. As for Prince Philip (Queen Elizabeth's Husband), his descent from Queen Victoria is only good enough to place him somewhere in 558th position (as of Jan 1, 2001)

5. A Picture from Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"

10: Baba Yaga's Hut, Catacombs, Gnomus, The Old Castle
5: Bydlo(2), The Great Gate of Kiev(2).
A full listing of the pictures is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition .

Results:
40: Julia103, Ozzz2002, SpanishLiz
35: Beaker411, ElfTwinkle
30: Gatsby722, LeoDaVinci
25: JaneMarple

Thanks all for playing, and congratulations to our three winners!

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#241672 - Tue Sep 21 2004 12:14 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Round 21

Q1 – One of the twelve star signs
Q2 – One of Pooh Bear’s friends in Hundred Acre wood
Q3 – A champagne bottle size. For example, a Magnum is two bottles.
Q4 – One of the first ten books in the New Testament
Q5 – A colour of the rainbow

Good luck to everybody!
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