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#241673 - Tue Sep 21 2004 07:11 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Results Round 19 - Ten players

1. An English Royal Family

10 Points: Lancaster, York
5 Points: Tudor (4), Plantagenet (2), Windsor (2)

Not mentioned: Normandy, Orange, Stuart, Hanover, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

2. An element from the Periodic Table starting with 'C'.

10 Points: Copper, Chlorine
5 Points: Calcium (3), Chromium (2), Caesium (3)

Not mentioned: Carbon, Cadmium, Cerium, Californium, Curium, Cobalt

3. Without cheating or looking, name a subcategory of the 'Brainteasers' category in Quizzyland.

10 Points: Numbers and Patterns, Cryptics, Fractured words
5 Points: Wordwise (4), Logic Puzzles (3)

Not mentioned: Riddles, Scrambles, Wordplay, Analogies, Back Words and Palindromes, Before and After, Christmas Word Play, Cryptograms, Drop a Letter, Hidden Words, and another 12 subcats as well.

4. A type of coffee served in a restaurant e.g. flat white.

10 Points: Espresso, Long Black, ‘solo’ black (otherwise known as a short black), Irish Coffee
5 Points: Cappuchino (3), Iced coffee (2)

Rejected: 'Sanka' as it is a brand of coffee.

Not mentioned : latte, long macchiato, short macchiato, Vienna, affogato, any liqueur coffee plus many others


5 A major battle of the American Civil War. (The name of the battle *must* have both the Union and Confederate name.) A few people came unstuck here but I have tried to be as fair as I can bearing in mind the criteria of 'major' battle and 'names of both sides'.

10 Points: First Bull Run/First Manassas, Pea Ridge/Elkhorn Tavern, Gaines Mill/Cold Harbour, Gettysburg (both sides called it the same), Perryville (both sides called it the same), Balls Bluff/Leesburg, Battle of Wilson’s Creek/Oak Hills
5 Points: None

Rejected: Monitor and Merrimack (this was a naval engagement), Blackburns Ford/Bull Run (only 150 casualties so could not be referred to as a major battle), Appomatox only 700 therefore not a major battle.

Not mentioned: There were many other battles but these were ones I would definitely have accepted. Battle of Seven Pines/Battle of Fair Oaks, Battle of Sharpsburg/Battle of Antietam, Battle of Pittsburg Landing/Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Chickahominy/Battle of Cold Harbour, Spotsylvania Court House/Corbin's Bridge, Fredericksburg I/Marye's Heights
Other battles and there names can be found here.
http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/alpha.html

Scores:

Spanishliz: 40
kevinatilusa: 40
JaneMarple: 40

beaker411: 35
LeodaVinci: 35
ozzz2002: 30
Julia103: 30
Santana2002: 30
Elftwinkle: 25
Gatsby722: 15

Well done everyone and better luck next time Gats.

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#241674 - Wed Sep 22 2004 12:39 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8740
Loc: France
ROUND 20 IS NOW CLOSED

Results to be posted in a couple of hours.
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#241675 - Wed Sep 22 2004 03:22 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I think today is my turn for taking a round. I want to apologise for missing my round two weeks ago but I developed a nasty infection after my operation and was rushed back to hospital. I spent 3 days in there and then went to a friend's home for a while.

I hope the questions for this round aren't too hard. My husband thought up a couple of them - so if they are too hard blame him.

Quote:


1) A few years ago the Australian TV show "The Money or the Gun" used to end each show with a guest singing the Led Zeppelin song 'Stairway to Heaven'. Later they released an album with 22 versions of the song. Can you name one of the people/groups that had a version on the song on this album?

2) In Norse Mythology - one of the Nine Worlds

3) One of the Nepalese Royal Family who died when Prince Dipendra massacred them in 2001.

4) Name of a famous horse that was ridden by a general in the American Civil War (please name the general too)

5)Any pope whose name started with an A.




Edited by Kuu (Wed Sep 22 2004 05:41 AM)

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#241676 - Wed Sep 22 2004 05:30 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8740
Loc: France
RESULTS - ROUND 20

7 participants.

1. A Gift from the song The Twelve Days of Christmas
5 pts: Gold Rings (2) - Maids-a-milking (2)
10 Pts: French Hens - Pipers-piping - Swans-a-swimming

2. An Irregular French Verb
5 pts: None
10 Pts: Dormir - Savoir - Dire - Battre - Avoir - Acquérir - Jeter
*I accepted Jeter, even though it is classified as a 'semi-irregular', as per This site

3. One of the Pitcairn Islands
5 pts: Henderson (3) - Oeno (3)
10 Pts: Pitcairn
Not mentioned: Ducie

4. A 2 Letter Scrabble word containing the letter X
5 pts: Ox (3) - Xi (3)
10 Pts: Ax
Not Mentioned: Ex - Xu

5. A Regimental Tartan
5 pts: Dress Erskine (3)
10 Pts: Cameron of Erracht - Black Watch - Mc Kenzie
Disallowed for now Royal Navy, as I cannot find that this is an actual Tartan, however I'm quite willing to accept this answer should the participant show me a link which specifies this as an actual regimental tartan, and will award ten points.

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SCORES
40 pts: Gatsby722 - LeoDaVinci - Julia103
35 pts: ElfTwinkle - JaneMarple
30 Pts: ozzz2002
25 pts: beaker411





Thanks all for playing.
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#241677 - Thu Sep 23 2004 12:47 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 is now closed...answers soon!
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#241678 - Thu Sep 23 2004 01:22 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Q1 – One of the twelve star signs
For ten points:
Libra, Taurus, Pieces, Cancer,
For five points:
Capricorn (2), Gemini (2),
Not mentioned:
Aquarius, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio and Virgo


Q2 – One of Pooh Bear’s friends in Hundred Acre wood
For ten points:
Kanga, Kessie, Rabbit, Piglet,
For five points:
Tigger (2), Roo (2),
Not mentioned:
Christopher Robin, Eeyore and Owl
Kessie (also spelled Cassie/Cassy/Kassie/Kassy/Kessy) is a little blue female bird


Q3 – A champagne bottle size. For example, a Magnum is two bottles.
For ten points:
Jeroboam (4 bottles), Salmanazar (12 bottles), Imperial Pint/19.5oz, Methusaleh (8 bottles)
For five points:
Rehoboam (6 bottles) (2), Nebuchadnezzar (20 bottles) (2),
Not mentioned:
Balthazar – 16 bottles


Q4 – One of the first ten books in the New Testament
For ten points:
Galations, John, Romans, Matthew,
For five points:
Mark (2), Acts (2),
Not mentioned:
Luke, Corinthians I, Corinthians II, Philippians


Q5 – A colour of the rainbow
For ten points:
Orange, Yellow,
For five points:
Red (4), Indigo (2),
Not mentioned:
Green, Blue and Violet


SCORES
Gatsby722 – 50
Beaker411 – 40
Ozzz2002 – 35
Satana2002 – 35
Helen295 – 35
Julia103 – 35
LeoDaVinci – 30
ElfTwinkle –30


Well done everybody!
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#241679 - Thu Sep 23 2004 03:42 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 23

Name:
1. A Major Arcana card in a standard Tarot deck
2. An Olympic medalist in men’s singles figure skating 1980-1988
3. An item in a place setting for dinner
4. A Prime Minister of England during Queen Victoria’s reign
5. A dwarf who travelled with Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit”

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#241680 - Fri Sep 24 2004 04:08 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 22 is closed.

Answers and scores will be up soon - but I have to get rid of a couple of annoying guests, who arrived uninvited - before I post the answers.

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#241681 - Fri Sep 24 2004 05:16 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Answers and scores

Quote:

Question One - I wish I had worded this better. Some people gave a member of a group or one member of a duo, and though this is not exactly what I wanted it does fit the question.

Worth 10 points
DAAS (the Doug Anthony Allstars - who accompanied Barry Crocker when he sung the song), Sandra Hahn (who sung it with Michael Turkic), Andrew Cam (who sung vocals with Rolf Harris), Rolf Harris, Pardon Me Boys

Worth 5 points
Whipper Snappers (2)

Question 2 - One of the Nine Worlds in Norse Myths

Worth 10 points
Asgard, Nidavellir, Hel, Nifleheim, Alfheim

Worth 5 points
Jotunheim (2)

Question 3 - Member of Nepalese Royal Family that died in the massacre. This is one of my husband's questions. Though it was easy to find out the names of 4 of the victims (Diprenda's mother, father, sister and brother) I found no information on the other 5 members of the that died.

Worth 10 points
King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya, Princess Shruti, - I also had to award 10 points for Dipendra himself because the answers does fit the question as Dipendra shot himself.

Worth 5 points
Prince Nirajan (3)

Question 4 - The Generals' Horses

Worth 10 points
Dixie, Lookout, Nellie

Worth 5 Points
Traveller, Fire-Eater

Question 5 - Popes starting with A

All answers scored 10 points

Alexander 1, Adrian 1, Adrian IV, Adrian V, Anastasius II, Anastatius III, Agatho




Scores

45 points - ozzz2002, Helen295, Santana2002, Elfwinkle

40 points - gatsby722

35 points - JaneMarple, beaker411

I hope I got everything right.




Edited by Kuu (Fri Sep 24 2004 05:27 AM)

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#241682 - Fri Sep 24 2004 08:11 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Leau Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 16 2002
Posts: 5337
Loc: Nijmegen/Brisbane
Quote:

ROUND 24

1. One of the cities in the "Friese Elfstedentocht", the Frisian 11-city ice skating marathon.
2. A team competing in the 2004 Tour de France.
3. A film winning an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in the 1990s.
4. A Chinese autonomous region.
5. A winner of the US version of Survivor.




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#241683 - Fri Sep 24 2004 11:50 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8740
Loc: France
Kuu

I, too, searched for a long while to try find names for all those shot dead in Nepal, and finally found this site and this site which name the dead as being:

King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Queen Aiswarya
Prince Niranjan
Princess Shruti
Princess Sharda
Princess Shanti
Brother-in-law Kumar Khadga
Prince Dhirendra
and Dipendra himself.


Edited by Santana2002 (Fri Sep 24 2004 11:53 AM)

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#241684 - Sat Sep 25 2004 05:21 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 23 is now closed. Results coming soon.

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#241685 - Sat Sep 25 2004 06:09 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
ROUND 23 - RESULTS

There were 8 players in this round.

1. A Major Arcana card in a standard Tarot deck
10 points: Magician-I, Empress-III, Lovers-VI, Wheel of Fortune-X, Tower-XVI
5 points: Hermit-IX (2)
Disallowed: Wands. Wands are a suit of Minor Arcana, along with cups, pentacles and swords.
Not mentioned: Fool-0, High Priestess-II, Emperor-IV, Hierophant/Pope-V, Chariot-VII, Strength-VIII, Justice-XI, Hanged Man-XII, Death-XIII, Temperance-XIV, Devil-XV, Star-XVII, Moon-XVIII, Sun-XIX, Judgment-XX, World-XXI

2. An Olympic medalist in men’s singles figure skating 1980-1988
10 points: Charles Tickner, USA, bronze 1980; Josef Sabovcik, Czechoslovakia, bronze 1984
5 points: Scott Hamilton, USA, gold 1984 (2); Brian Orser, Canada, silver 1984 and 1988 (4)
Not mentioned: Robin Cousins, Great Britain, gold 1980; Jan Hoffman, German Democratic Republic, silver 1980; Brian Boitano, USA, gold 1988; Victor Petrenko, Soviet Union, bronze 1988

3. An item in a place setting for dinner
10 points: fork, knife, plate, soup spoon
5 points: napkin (2), salad fork (2)
Not mentioned: spoon, butter knife, dessert fork, salad plate, water glass, wine glass...

4. A Prime Minister of England during Queen Victoria’s reign
10 points: William Lamb, Lord Melbourne, 1835-1841; Sir Robert Peel 1841-1846; George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen 1852-1855; Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of Rosebery 1894-1895
5 points: Benjamin Disraeli 1868 and 1874-1880; William Gladstone 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894
Not mentioned: Lord John Russell 1846-1852 and 1865-1866; Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby 1852, 1858-1859 and 1866-1868; Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston 1855-1858 and 1859-1865; Robert Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury 1885-1886, 1886-1892 and 1895-1902

5. A dwarf who travelled with Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit”
10 points: Balin, Fili, Ori, Thorin
5 points: Gloin (3)
Disallowed: Gimli, son of Gloin. Gimli travelled with Frodo Baggins 76 years later (according to book timeline) in "Lord of the Rings."
Not mentioned: Dwalin, Kili, Dori, Nori, Oin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur

ozzz2002 50
Engadine 40
beaker411 35
ElfTwinkle 35
JaneMarple 35
LeoDaVinci 35
Santana2002 30
Gatsby722 25

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#241686 - Sat Sep 25 2004 12:22 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 12 2003
Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
Sorry I'm a tad late posting, but here we are:

Quote:

Round 25

1. Any person who lived in the Brady house in the 1970's television show, The Brady Bunch.
2. The name of any EA Sports video game with the year 2004 in the title.
3. Any modern species of Genus Equus.
4. Name one of the twelve movements of the Four Seasons concertos by Antionio Vivaldi, by identifying the season (Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter) and movement (ie. Adagio, Allegro, etc.). (As an example: Winter Presto, which does not actually exist.) Some seasons have two movements of identical names. Please list them as either I or II based on their chronogology in the concerto.
5. One of the twelve "months" on the Shire Calendar in Middle-Earth, according to Master Tolkien, who related the story.





Edited to clarify question 4.


Edited by Lothruin (Sat Sep 25 2004 01:48 PM)
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#241687 - Sat Sep 25 2004 05:11 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
Before the storm returns, and my power goes off again, here are Sunday's questions!

Quote:


Round 26

1 A sept of the Clan Gordon
2 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was either the father or the son of another VC recipient (please give full name)
3 A dog who has been awarded the Dickin Medal (sometimes called 'The Animals' VC')
4 An officer of the Titanic
5 One of the regulars (staff or customer) of the bar 'Cheers'




Have fun!

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#241688 - Sun Sep 26 2004 01:35 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Thanks for the info, Santana2002 - I really appreciate those links.

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#241689 - Sun Sep 26 2004 07:10 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Leau Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 16 2002
Posts: 5337
Loc: Nijmegen/Brisbane
Round 24 is now closed.
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#241690 - Sun Sep 26 2004 08:27 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
Leau Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 16 2002
Posts: 5337
Loc: Nijmegen/Brisbane
And here are the results for round 24. Ten people played.

1. One of the cities in the "Friese Elfstedentocht", the Frisian 11-city ice skating marathon.

10 points
IJlst, Dokkum, Hindeloopen, Leeuwarden

5 points
Sneek (2) and Sloten (3)

One person answered Gilligan's Island, which of course was incorrect.


2. A team competing in the 2004 Tour de France.

10 points
Euskatel-Euskadi, Crédit Agricole, Illes Balears-Banesto, RAGT Semences-MG Rover

5 points
US Postal Service (4) and T-Mobile (2)


3. A film winning an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in the 1990s.

10 points
Belle Epoque (Spain, 1993), Burnt by the Sun (Russia, 1994), All about my Mother (Spain, 1999)

5 points
Character (Netherlands, 1997) (2) and La Vita è Bella (Italy, 1998) (3)

I had to disallow Nowhere in Africa (Germany, 2002) and Fanny & Alexander (Sweden, 1983), since they didn't win their Oscar in the 1990s.

4. A Chinese autonomous region.

10 points
Nei Mongol, Xinjiang

5 points
Xizang (Tibet) (3) and Ningxia (4)

I disallowed Hong Kong, because it's a "special administrative region" and not one of China's five autonomous regions.

5. A winner of the US version of Survivor.

10 points
Jenna, Ethan and Brian

5 points
Richard (3), Vecepia (2) and Amber (2)


Scores

SpanishLiz 45

Santana 40
ElfTwinkle 35
LeodaVinci 35
Ozzz 35
Engadine 30
ChrisSchu 25
Julia 25
Gatsby 20
JaneMarple 20
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#241691 - Sun Sep 26 2004 07:30 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14926
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Round 27 - Mon., Sept. 27th

Quote:

Name:

1) A member, including the dog, of the "Bumstead" family in the comic strip Blondie

2) A woman who has her name engraved on the Stanley Cup

3) Song from the Greatest Stories Live album by Harry Chapin

4) Any palindromic geographical place in Canada

5) An independent country that has a flag that is red and yellow/gold




Round 27 will close in roughly 48 hours.

Have Fun!

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#241692 - Mon Sep 27 2004 05:16 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
Though I'd normally be closing Round 26 about now, I'm going to leave it open overnight. I want to add some info (a la Lothruin) to the Results, and the headache that I'm currently developing won't let me do it justice. (Also fear I might make some calculation errors.) Sorry...

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#241693 - Mon Sep 27 2004 05:34 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
I'm a bit late, but Round 25 is now closed, and the results will be up shortly.
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Goodbye Ruth & Betty, my beautiful grandmothers.
Betty Kuzara 1921 - April 5, 2008
Ruth Kellison 1925 - Dec 27, 2007

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#241694 - Mon Sep 27 2004 11:37 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Posts: 11616
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Quote:


Round XXVIII - The Tuesday Questions

As I am up doing Calculus, I am taking a very welcome break to post this Tuesday's questions. It is the Jewish High-Holiday season, and the questions are all about Judaism and the Jewish people.


Enough preramble, tell us the questions:

Question I: Name a Jewish religious Holiday...
Question II: Name a country that fought against the newly formed State of Israel in its 1947-1949 War of Independence...
Question III: Name one of King David's sons born in Hebron...
Question IV: Name one of the Orders of the Mishnah - the Oral Torah...
Question V: Name a land mammal that is Kosher for consumption...


For a bonus 5 points: A single letter of Hebrew is also used in the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet, and has the same sound in both alphabets. Name that letter.


Good luck to all! Happy hunting!






Edited by LeoDaVinci (Mon Sep 27 2004 11:39 PM)
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#241695 - Tue Sep 28 2004 08:02 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
lothruin Offline
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Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
OK, my computer got all wonky last night, so I brought my database to work and will get the results posted today. I promise. Darn wonky computers. (How do you explain to your husband that he doesn't get another 256M of RAM until you get a new hard drive?)
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Goodbye Ruth & Betty, my beautiful grandmothers.
Betty Kuzara 1921 - April 5, 2008
Ruth Kellison 1925 - Dec 27, 2007

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#241696 - Tue Sep 28 2004 10:12 AM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round 26 is now officially closed, and results will follow soon.

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#241697 - Tue Sep 28 2004 01:42 PM Re: Trivia Rounds - September!
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND 26 RESULTS

Eleven people sent replies. Thank you all.

1 A sept of the Clan Gordon

Worth 10 points:
Acheson, Esslemont, Garioch, Geddes, Laing, Meldrum, Muir, Teal

Worth 5 points:
Garroick (2)

Not accepted: Rodger – I checked in several places, but could find no affiliation of this name with the Clan Gordon, and the only tartan entitlement I could find was to Waterford (Irish).

There were numerous others from which to choose, including my own family name. The clan chief is the Marquis of Huntly.


2 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was either the father or the son of another VC recipient (please give full name)


A couple of you mentioned both father and son, so in those cases I took the first mentioned name as your answer.

Worth 10 points:
Frederick Sleigh Roberts, as a Lieutenant in India, 1858. Later Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kandahar, affectionately known as ‘Bobs’.

Worth 5 points:
Walter Norris Congreve (3), as a Captain in South Africa, 1899; William LaTouche (Billy) Congreve (2), posthumously as a Brevet Major in France, 1916; Charles John Stanley Gough (2), as a Major in India, 1857-8; John Edmund Gough (2), as Brevet Major in Somaliland, 1903. (Johnny Gough died on active service in France, as a Brigadier-General in 1915.)

Not accepted: Charles Hazlitt Upham, whose VC was unusual in that he is one of only three men to have been awarded a Bar (second award) to the VC. He was not, however, either father or son of another recipient.

Not mentioned, except as the son of ‘Bobs’: Lieut. Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts (‘Young Bobs’), whose award was for the same action as was that of Walter Congreve. Though Young Bobs died as a result of the action, his award is not officially considered posthumous, but that’s a whole new can of worms!



3 A dog who has been awarded the Dickin Medal (sometimes called 'The Animals' VC')


Worth 10 points:
"Appollo" (NYPD Search and Rescue dog, chosen to represent all S & R dogs working at ‘Ground Zero’ after the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11); "Rob" (SAS para-dog, who made numerous parachute descents and took part in the WWII campaigns in North Africa and Italy); "Salty" (guide dog who led his owner down 70 flights of stairs, and out of danger before the WTC collapsed); "Sheila" (civilian sheep dog (a collie) who assisted in the rescue of four American airmen whose aircraft had crashed, and who were lost in a blizzard in 1944).

Worth 5 points:
"Buster" (3) (for sniffing out a cache of weapons and explosives in Iraq, 2003); "Gander" (2) (a Newfoundland and former family pet, mascot of the Royal Rifles of Canada at Hong Kong, 1941. For defending wounded soldiers, and ultimately giving his life by picking up a live grenade to dispose of it. This act closely mirrors that of WOII (CSM) John Osborn VC, of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, also at Hong Kong. Gander’s award was not made until the year 2000.); "Roselle" (2) (another WTC guide dog hero, who led her owner down more than seventy flights of stairs, and eventually guided him to safety at the home of a friend)

Not mentioned: Sam (for service in Bosnia in the 1990s), WWII recipients Jet, Irma, Thorn, Rifleman Khan, Rex, Rip, Peter, Judy, Beauty, Ricky, Brian, Antis, Tich; Punch and Judy (Israel 1946).


4 An officer of the Titanic


Worth 10 points:
Chief Officer Henry Wilde, First Officer William Murdoch, Sixth Officer James Moody, all of whom perished in the sinking of the ship

Worth 5 points:
Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall (4), who survived (and was technical adviser on the film ‘A Night to Remember’), Third Officer Herbert Pitman (2), Fifth Officer Harold Lowe (2), both also survivors.

Not mentioned: Captain E.J. Smith, who went down with his ship, and Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, who survived (and took part in the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk in 1940)



5 One of the regulars (staff or customer) of the bar 'Cheers'


Worth 10 points:
Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson) and Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman)

Worth 5 points:
Norm Peterson (George Wendt)(3), Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger)(2), Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer)(2), Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth)(2)

Not mentioned: Sam Malone (Ted Danson), Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), Rebecca Howe (Kirstie Alley), Coach Pantusso (Nicholas Colasanto)

There is a 3-way tie for first place:

Engadine 40
LeoDaVinci 40
Santana2002 40


ElfTwinkle 35
Helen295 35
Kuu 35
Exit10 30
Julia103 30
Leau78 30
Ozzz2002 25
JaneMarple 15



Apologies for the long delay - I may have gone a bit overboard on the info!

Thanks everybody for playing, and congratulations to the three winners!

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