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#244832 - Mon Oct 18 2004 10:09 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11616
Loc: Ontario Canada
My ISP is down, I have the results of last week's round but they'll be posted only when the problem is resolved. But I'm fulfilling my civic duty, and here it is:

Quote:


Round XIX - The Tuesday Questions

Tuesday October 19th.

Unfortunately, for the first time I don't have a themed round...

The questions:

Question I: Name an American state that has the Cardinal as the official state bird...
Question II: Name a son of Fëanor...
Question III: Name a trigonometric function...
Question IV: Name a Thai medal winner in the Athens 2004 Olympics...
Question V: Name a dive computer made by Suunto (probably the best dive computers in the world, IMHO)...


Good luck to all!




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#244833 - Tue Oct 19 2004 01:57 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 16 is now closed. Stay tuned for late-breaking results.

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#244834 - Tue Oct 19 2004 02:36 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
ROUND 16 RESULTS
There were 12 players this round, and each one gave 5 correct answers!

1. One of the American Film Institute's Top 10 Films
10 points: Casablanca (#2), Gone With the Wind (#4)
5 points: Citizen Kane (#1, 2 people), Lawrence of Arabia (#5, 2 people), The Wizard of Oz (#6, 2 people), The Graduate (#7, 4 people)
Not mentioned: The Godfather (#3), On The Waterfront (#8), Schindler's List (#9), Singin' in the Rain (#10)

The full list is at http://www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/movies.aspx .

2. A World Cup Winner
10: West Germany
5: Brazil (3), England (2), Italy (2), Uruguay (4)
Unmentioned: Argentina, France

Uruguay's victories came early on in the history of the World Cup, and they've dropped off the scene recently (haven't qualified since 1990).

3. A Chinese Dynasty

10 points: Ch'ing, Qin, Tang, Yuan, Zhou
5 points: Han (2), Shang (3), Sui(2)

Most notable among the many unmentioned is the Ming dynasty, notable both for its pottery and its trading/exploration fleets (including one which came fairly close to circling Africa well before the Portugese did)

4. A Nation with a triply vertical-striped flag

10: Italy, Mali, Nigeria
5: Chad (2), France (2), Ireland (2), Ivory Coast (3)

The flag of Italy is (left to right) Green-White-Red, while that of Ireland is Green-White-Orange and that of the Ivory Coast is Orange-White-Green. Confusing, isn't it!

5. An object between Uranus and Pluto in radius
10: Europa, Mars, Earth's Moon
5: Callisto (2), Earth (3), Neptune (2), Venus (2)

Also acceptible would have been Mercury, Io, Titan, Triton, and Ganymede. Neptune just barely scrapes onto the list, and wouldn't have been acceptible at all if I had gone by mass instead of radius (Neptune is denser than Uranus and therefore heavier even though it's slightly smaller in size)

FINAL SCORES:
40: Woody156
35: Elftwinkle, Helen295, JaneMarple, SpanishLiz
30: Beaker411, Gatsby722, Ozzz2002
25: ChrisSchu, Engadine, Julia103, Kaushik_Twin

Thanks everybody for playing, and congrats to Woody156!

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#244835 - Tue Oct 19 2004 08:13 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 17 closed last night but system was down. Results in 4 hours.

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#244836 - Wed Oct 20 2004 01:19 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8740
Loc: France
Round 18 now closed
Results later today. Thanks for playing.
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#244837 - Wed Oct 20 2004 02:15 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
helen295 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Round 20 (Wednesday)

Quote:


1. A country that drives on the left side of the road, rather than the right.
2. One of the six authors who were shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction.
3. A word of exactly 3 letters that can be made using the letters found in FUN TRIVIA.
4. A Roman Emperor who was assassinated.
5. A "Chronicles of Narnia" book by CS Lewis.





This round will close on Friday. Good luck!

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#244838 - Wed Oct 20 2004 02:39 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8740
Loc: France
ROUND 18 - RESULTS
10 Participants

1) A Sea which is connected with the Arctic Ocean

10 points: East Siberian - Bergin - Laptev - Norwegian - Chukchi - White
5 points: Barents (2) - Greenland (2)

Notes: I included the White Sea (or Beloye More) with Barents sea, as it is the southernmost part of the Barents Sea, however I am willing to change this should you feel it deserves merit in it's own right.
Other acceptable answers: Wandel, Lincoln, Kara and Beaufort

2) A Nursery Rhyme with real historical origins

10 points: Georgie Porgie, Little Jack Horner, London Bridge, 3 Blind Mice
5 points: Ring a Ring o' Roses (4) - Humpty Dumpty (2)

Notes: Georgie Porgie was the 17th Century Duke of Buckingham, Jack Horner "acquired" the deeds to Bells Manor and the Horner family resides there still, Humpty Dumpty was an unusually large canon which was mounted on the protective wall of "St. Mary's Wall Church" in Colchester, England, The 'three blind mice' were three noblemen who adhered to the Protestant faith who were convicted of plotting against the Queen - she did not have them dismembered and blinded as inferred in Three blind mice - but she did have them burnt at the stake!

3) An Irish traditional musical instrument

10 points: Spoons - Fiddle - Uileann pipes - Concertina - Flute - Penny Whistle
5 points: Harp - Bodhran

Notes: Spoons belong to the idiophone family and sound a little like castanets. The sound is produced when the "bowls" of the spoons are clicked against one another. Spoons are as popular in Manitoba folk music as they are in Quebec and Acadia. They often accompany the violin and accordion.

4) A Big-Name fashion designer

10 points: Yves-Saint Laurent - Coco Chanel - Versacci - Karl Lagerfeld - Hugo Boss
5 points: Armani - Gucci

5) A 5-letter Scrabble word containing 4 vowels

10 points: Aalii - Audio - Adieu - Aecia
5 points: Queue (2) - Eerie (2) - Aerie (2)

Notes: Aalii is a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood. Aecia are tubular fruiting bodies symptomatic of teh plant disease Rust apple, Aerie is an alternative spelling of eyrie

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SCORES

50 points : ElfTwinkle
40 points: Gatsby722, ozzz2002, Engadine, Julia103
35 points: JaneMarple, beaker411, kevinatilusa
30 points: Woody156, spanishliz




Congratulations to ElfTwinkle, who earns a point.


Edited by Santana2002 (Wed Oct 20 2004 06:47 AM)
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#244839 - Wed Oct 20 2004 06:01 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Copago Offline
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Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
Ignore me, just testing something

(interesting info about the nursery rhyme characters Santana! )

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#244840 - Wed Oct 20 2004 08:19 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11616
Loc: Ontario Canada
Although I don't have internet at the moment, here are the answers to round XII:

Six people played this round:

Question I: Name a country bordering Switzerland...
10 points: France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein
5 points: Italy (2)
No country was omitted!

Question II: Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons. Each canton has its own capital, name one of those capitals that begins with an 'S'...
10 points: Stans, Schwyz, Solothurn
5 points: Sarnen (2)
Not accepted: Samen - as the capital of Obwalden is Sarnen...
Omitted: Sion, St. Gallen and Schaffhausen

Question III: Switzerland is also famous for its Swiss Army knife, of which Victorinox was the first manufacturer. Name one of the features on the Victorinox Swiss Soldier knife...
10 points: Large blade - very sharp, Can opener - useful, Bottle opener - essential.
Not accepted: The awl and scissors are not part of the Soldier version of the knife, and this was underlined when I wrote out my question... The soldier knife is the most very basic of Swiss Army Knives made by Victorinox.
Omitted: reamer/punch, screwdriver, small screwdriver and a wire stripper. See this site for the picture and description.

Question IV: Switzerland also has a very unique political system. Name a political party that is represented by more than one seat in the Swiss National Council...
10 points: The Christian Democratic Party, Green Party, Federal Democratic Union, Liberal Party.
5 points: The Swiss People's Party - SVP (2)
Omitted: Worker's Party, Free Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party and the Evangelical People's Party.

Question V: Another thing the Swiss are good at is keeping time. The trains come and go precisely on schedule, stores open and close on time, etc. There are a great many Swiss watch companies. Name a company that manufactures Swiss watches that begins with a T...
10 points: Tandy, Traser
5 points: Tag Heuer (2), Tissot (2)
Omitted: Tabbah and Tintima

For a bonus 5 points: The Patron Saint of Switzerland is Nicholas von Flüe, aka Bruder Klaus the Hermit. He is considered the uniter of Switzerland, as the land was in a turmoil in his time, and his efforts as a peacemaker united the estranged cantons. Which was the first treaty he negotiated, and in what year?

The correct answer is: The treaty of Stans in 1481. Basically, the treaty that united all of the cantons of Switzerland (except Liechtenstein, which has remained alone to this very day) and prevented a civil war that would probably have destroyed most of the smaller cantons. Read about it more here.
Some people got the name right, others got the year, but the ones who got both were beaker411 and JaneMarple!

The results:
For a stunning 50! points:
JaneMarple and beaker411

40 points: Exit10 and ozzz2002
20 points: Engadine and ElfTwinkle

Thanks for playing, for the patience, and congratulations to our two winners!
Hopefully my ISP problem should be resolved by tomorrow, and the existing round (19) wont take as long as this one did...
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#244841 - Thu Oct 21 2004 04:38 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 21

Name:

1. A musical key with more than 2 sharps in its key signature (for example, D major has 2 sharps)

2. An actress who played Marian in a movie or TV show about Robin Hood

3. A woman with a place setting in Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” who was alive in the 20th century

4. A character in “The Three Musketeers” who is NOT a musketeer

5. A book in Janny Wurts’ “Wars of Light and Shadow” series

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#244842 - Thu Oct 21 2004 10:02 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 22

1. Steven Covey wrote a popular business/motivational book called The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. Name one of those habits.

2. The Beer Store in Ontario sells over 300 international brands of beer. Name one of the store's top 10 most popular brands (and be specific...in other words don't answer just Labatt's as there are three different 'flavors' of that brand on the list).

3. Name a college footballer who won the Heisman Trophy from 1995 to the present.

4. Name an Academy Award won by "Dances With Wolves" (1990) [Name the award/category and not the person who won it].

5. Name a setting on a standard kitchen blender!

Have fun! Results on Sunday.
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#244843 - Fri Oct 22 2004 03:13 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Results for Round 17 (apologies for lateness)
A whopping 12 players this round.

1. A country that has changed its name (e.g. Ceylon to Sri Lanka)

10 Points: Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, Gold Coast to Ghana, Mongolia (was Outer Mongolia), Zanzibar (& Tanganyika) became Tanzania, Belgian Congo to Zaire, Western Samoa to Samoa, Nyasaland became Malawi, Iran (from Persia), Abyssinia to Ethiopia, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland became United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927

5 Points: Kampuchea changed to Cambodia (2)

Stacks of others not included

2. A character from Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Niggers/Indians/And then there were none'.

10 Points: Vera Claythorne, Dr Edward Armstrong,
5 Points: Emily Brent (4), Phillip Lombard (3)

Rejected: Nikita Starloff, Ann Clyde, Mike Raven. These were characters in stage plays or movies, not from the original book. JaneMarple - if I am incorrect please let me know and I will adjust scores accordingly.

3. A dinosaur from any period so long as it has the location of its discovery in its name (e.g. Lesothosaurus was discovered in Lesotho)

10 Points: Arctosaurus, Alamosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Muttaburrasaurus, Amargasaurus,
5 Points: Utahraptor (2), Albertosaurus (5)

Not mentioned: Stacks including, Malawisaurus, Kunmingosaurus, Koreanosaurus, even Nipponosaurus and Magyarosaurus etc. etc.

4. A colour and an item of the same name (e.g. orange)

10 Points: lime (fruit), blue (an argument or sporting award such as an Oxford blue), aubergine (vegetable), chartreuse (liquor), lavendar (plant), burgundy (wine), wheat (grain), turquoise (gem)

5 Points: green (golfing green) (2), pink (member of the dianthus family) (2)

Not mentioned: Stacks including olive, mustard, lemon, gold, plum. Very original answers, thanks a lot.


5. A Hungarian inventor

10 Points: Dr. Geza Gyovai, Janos Irinyi, Janos Csonka, Zoltan Bay, Oszkar Asboth
5 Points: Erno Rubik (2), Laszlo Biro (2),Tivadar Puskas (3)

Not mentioned: http://216.242.187.14/inventors/eng/talalman.htm There are a few more here which I would have accepted.

Close bunch of scores this time.

Spanishliz 40
Santana2002 40
Julia103 40
Ozzz2002 40
JaneMarple 40

Helen295 35
Engadine 35
Elftwinkle 35
Kevinatilusa 35
Gatsby722 35
Woody156 30
Beaker411 30

Congrats and thanks for playing

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#244844 - Fri Oct 22 2004 07:31 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11616
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round XIX is now officially closed... Results, tonight, or tomorrow morning.

Ciao.
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#244845 - Fri Oct 22 2004 08:53 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
helen295 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Round 20 is now closed.

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#244846 - Sat Oct 23 2004 08:00 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
helen295 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Posts: 112
Loc: Newcastle, UK
Round 20 results

There were 9 participants for this round.

1. A country that drives on the left side of the road, rather than the right.

10 Points: England, New Zealand, Malawi, Australia

5 Points: Cyprus (2), Ireland (2)

Not accepted: Albania (drives on the right).

About 25% of countries drive on the left, and most of these are former British colonies. One popular theory which has been put forward to explain this can be found here.

2. One of the six authors shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction.

10 Points: Achmat Dangor

5 Points: Gerard Woodward (3), Alan Hollinghurst (3)

Not accepted: Cloud Atlas (this is the name of the book, not the author), Jonathan Bate (not on this year's shortlist).

The shortlisted authors for the 2004 Booker Prize were Achmat Dangor (Bitter Fruit), Sarah Hall (The Electric Michelangelo), Alan Hollinghurst (The Line of Beauty), David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), Colm Toibin (The Master) and Gerard Woodward (I'll go to Bed at Noon).
Alan Hollinghurst was the overall winner of this year's prize.

3. A word of exactly three letters that can be made using the letters found in FUN TRIVIA.

10 Points: Fur, Via, Tan, Nut, Van, Uva

5 Points: Vat (3)

I'm not sure why 'Vat' was so popular here!

4. A Roman Emperor who was assassinated.

10 Points: Pertinax, Galba, Heliogabalus, Julius Caesar

5 Points: Caligula (2), Domitian (3)

See this link for biographies of some of the above emperors.

5. A "Chronicles of Narnia" book by CS Lewis.

10 Points: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Magician's Nephew, The Horse and His Boy

5 Points: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2), The Silver Chair (2), The Last Battle (2)

The only Narnia book which nobody mentioned was "Prince Caspian".


SCORES

Engadine - 40
Ozzz2002 - 40

LeoDaVinci - 35
Gatsby722 - 35
ElfTwinkle - 35
Beaker411 - 35
Santana2002 - 30
BbSean - 25
JaneMarple - 25

Well done to Engadine and Ozzz2002!

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#244847 - Sat Oct 23 2004 11:13 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
lothruin Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 12 2003
Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
Round 23 Questions

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1. One of the meat toppings offered by Pizza Hut.
2. One of the vehicles featured on the Star Wars Space Vehicles collectors' plates by Hamilton.
3. A movie for which Michael Crichton wrote the novel. (Theatrical releases under different names than the novels are accepted.)
4. One of the Jewel or Sparkle Ponies currently available for individual sale in Hasbro's My Little Pony Friendship Ball line. (Individual sale = pony and brush.)
5. A song from Janis Ian's 1975 "Between the Lines". (A personal favorite.)


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#244848 - Sat Oct 23 2004 11:46 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 21 is now closed. Results in a few hours!

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#244849 - Sat Oct 23 2004 02:36 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 689
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 21

10 people played this round.

1. Music key with more than 2 sharps

10 points: E major (4 sharps)
5 points: A Major (3 sharps) (2), G# minor (5 sharps) (2), D# minor (6 sharps) (2), C# Major (7 sharps) (2)
Not allowed: B minor – it only has two sharps
Not mentioned: F# minor (3 sharps), C# minor (4 sharps), B major (5 sharps), F# major (6 sharps), A# minor (7 sharps)

2. Actress who played Marian in a movie or TV show about Robin Hood

10 points: Josee Richard (“Robin Hood” 1953 TV series), Kate Lonergan (“Maid Marian and Her Merry Men” 1989-1994 TV series), Patricia Driscoll (“The Adventures of Robin Hood” 1957-1960 TV series), Joan Rice (“The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men” 1952 movie), Audrey Hepburn (“Robin and Marian” 1976 movie)
5 points: Olivia DeHavilland (“The Adventures of Robin Hood” 1938 movie) (2), Amy Yasbeck (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights” 1993 movie) (2)
Not allowed: Anita Louise – She played a character named Lady Catherine Maitland in “The Bandit of Sherwood Forest”(1946 movie) but I couldn’t find any record of her playing Marian. If anyone has other information, please let me know.
Not mentioned: Many others are listed at IMDb character search Maid Marian and Maid Marion including one of my favorites: Judi Trott (“Robin of Sherwood” TV series 1984-1986)

3. Woman with a place setting in Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” who was alive in the 20th century

10 points: Susan B. Anthony (U.S. suffragist, 1820-1906), Virginia Woolf (author, 1882-1941)
5 points: Margaret Sanger (4) (founder of Planned Parenthood, 1879-1966)
Not allowed: Bessie Smith, Willa Cather, Lucy Lippard, Emily Dickinson
Bessie Smith and Willa Cather are in the 999 names of women on The Heritage Floor of the piece. Lucy Lippard is a feminist and art critic who has written books about Judy Chicago and other women artists. Emily Dickinson (poet, 1830-1886) is one of the place settings, but she died before the 20th century.
Not mentioned: Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman in the U.S. to graduate from medical school, 1821-1910), Ethel Smyth (composer, 1858-1944), Natalie Barney (lesbian host of cultural salons, 1876-1972), Georgia O’Keefe (painter, 1887-1986)

An apology: This question was harder than I had realized. I had thought the 39 place settings were listed in the description of the piece in its permanent home at the Brooklyn Museum, and I had also assumed that all in-print books at amazon.com were searchable. (Whenever I try to search for titles from the front page, the results always include lots of in-text references.) I didn't double-check before posting the questions. Neither of these assumptions were accurate. However, the answers were still findable on-line:
The Dinner Party mentions Georgia O’Keefe and Margaret Sanger
The Dinner Party to Receive Permanent Home mentions Susan B. Anthony and Virginia Woolf in one paragraph and Virginia Woolf (again) and Georgia O’Keefe in another. Both of these are from Judy Chicago's website.
Women's History Month Dinner Party does list all 39 guests at the bottom of the page (but it took a lot of looking before I found this).

4. A character in “The Three Musketeers” who is NOT a musketeer

10 points: M. Bonacieux, Milady de Winter, Rochefort, Mousqueton, Cardinal Richlieu
5 points: King Louis XIII (2), Queen Anne (2)
Not allowed: Cardinal Mazarin. He was in the sequel “Twenty Years After”.
Not mentioned: Constance Bonacieux, the Duke of Buckingham, the Comte de Wardes, Lord de Winter, Kitty, Planchet, Grimaud, Felton,...

5. Book in Janny Wurts’ “War of Light and Shadow” series

10 points: Curse of the Mistwraith (book 1), Traitor’s Knot (book 7, coming out next month!)
5 points: Ships of Merior (book 2) (2), Warhost of Vastmark (book 3) (2), Peril’s Gate (book 6) (4)
Nobody mentioned Fugitive Prince (book 4) or Grand Conspiracy (book 5)


Beaker411 40

ElfTwinkle 35
Santana2002 35
Taesma 30
Helen295 30
Engadine 30
Ozzz2002 25
Gatsby722 25
BbSean 25
JaneMarple 15

Congrats Beaker!

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#244850 - Sat Oct 23 2004 06:29 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22288
Loc: Ontario Canada
Here are Sunday's questions:

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ROUND 24

1 A movie, TV movie, series or mini-series in which a real recipient of either the Victoria Cross or Medal of Honor is portrayed by an actor (that is, not a documentary containing footage of the recipient)

2 A member of the Ankh Morpork City Watch (from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books)

3 A team that won the Stanley Cup before the formation of the National Hockey League

4 Other than Michael Schumacher, a Formula 1 driver who finished on the podium (first, second or third) more than once during the 2004 season (feel free to count the results of Sunday's Brazilian GP when choosing your driver)

5 A shade of the colour blue




If anyone is stuck on the first one, please p.m. me for a clue, or at least a nudge towards somewhere to look.

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#244851 - Sun Oct 24 2004 01:15 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 22 is now closed!
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#244852 - Sun Oct 24 2004 03:23 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
Gatsby722 Offline
Pure Diamond

Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 22 Results!

1. Name One Of Steven Covey's Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People

I never read this book all the way through, just browsed it. But Mr. Covey named 7 Habits that, to me, didn't seem revelatory. Just daily life, if you elect to do it right. But here is what you all (9 of you this time) selected:

For 10 points: Be Proactive (#1 on list), Think 'Win - Win' (#4 on list), Synergize (#6 on list)

For 5 points: Seek First To Understand & Then To be Understood [#5 on list] (2), Put First Things First [#3 on list] (4).

Not mentioned - Begin With The End In Mind (#2), Sharpen(ing) The Saw (#7).

Most Popular International Beer Sold At The Beer Store In Ontario

This question was geographically defined, as it turns out. Most of the brands were either Canadian or North American. Globally there are a lot more. Including, somewhere I hope, my favorite Killian's Red .

For 10 points: Corona Extra Lager, Budweiser, Molson Export, Labatt Blue.

For 5 points: Molson Canadian (2), Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale (3).

A Heisman Trophy Winner 1995-Present

For 10 points: Danny Wuerffel (1996 - Florida)

For 5 points: Eddie George (1995 - Ohio State) [2], Ron Dayne (1998 - Wisconsin) [2], Chris Weinke (2000 - Florida State) [2], Eric Crouch (2001 - Nebraska) [2].

Forgotten ones? Jason White (2003 - Oklahoma), Carlson Palmer (2002 - Southern California), Ricky Williams (1997 - Texas), Charles Woodson (1996 - Michigan)

An Academy Award Won By "Dances With Wolves"

You geniuses got them all !

For 10 points: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Screenplay (based on another medium), Best Music (original score), Best Picture.

For 5 points: Best Director (2), Best Cinematography (2).

Settings On A Standard Blender

Well, I learned my lesson! What is a "standard" anything? Some of these settings surprised me as they don't show up on mine! But all were valid replies.

For 10 points: Off, Puree, Blend.

For 5 points: High (2), Pulse (4).

My cheapie little one has Grate, Chop, Grind, Stir, Whip, Mix, Liquify & Frappe. I never pay attention much. Just as long as it produces a decent Margarita.


Winner's List!

spanishliz - 45 points

ozzz - 40 points

ElfTwinkle - 35 points
Engadine - 35
Julia103 - 35
Taesma - 35

BbSean - 30 points

beaker411 - 25 points
JaneMarple - 25

Great job everyone! Congrats to spanishliz!!! Thanks for playing.
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#244853 - Sun Oct 24 2004 02:12 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11616
Loc: Ontario Canada
Here are the answers to round XIX:

Ten people played this round:

Question I: Name an American state that has the Cardinal as the official state bird...
For 10 points: Ohio and Illinois
For 5 points: Kentucky (3), North Carolina (3) and Indiana (2)
Omitted: Forgotten were the states of Virginia and West Virginia...

Question II: Name a son of Fëanor...
For 10 points: Celegorm, Amras, Caranthir and Curufin
For 5 points: Maedhros (4) and Maglor (2)
Almost not accepted: was Maidros - but I was lenient with spelling this time...
Omitted: Amrod

Fëanor was a character in JRR Tolkien's literature who was one of the greatest of the Noldorin Elves in his histories. He was a great craftsman and created three gems from the light of the two trees of the Valar. After the two trees were destroyed by Morgoth, the gems (called Silmarils) became the most prized possession in all of Arda. Morgoth managed to steal them and Fëanor made a rash vow that he would not rest until the Silmarils were back in his possession. The seven sons of Fëanor swore this vow also, and although the Valar themselves warned Fëanor and his followers that the vow would lead them to their doom, and to countless sorrows, they went after Morgoth to the Middle-earth to make war and regain the Silmarils. Fëanor was slain by Morgoth within two years but the sons of Fëanor continued their feud against whomever controlled the jewels, be they friend or foe. In a nutshell.

Question III: Name a trigonometric function...
For 10 points: Sine, cosecant and tangent.
For 5 points: Cosine (2), secant (2) and Cotangent (3)
Omitted: Seldomly used, but they exist (to give me more of a migraine) are: versed sine/coversed cosine, coversed sine/versed cosine, exsecant and haversine.

Don't meet these in a dark alley. They were created to deal with angles and lines and the such, but serve a darker, more sinister purpose.

Question IV: Name a Thai medal winner in the Athens 2004 Olympics...
For 10 points: Pawina Thongsuk (Women's 75kg weightlifting), Suriya Prasathinphimai (Men's 75kg boxing), Aree Wiratthaworn (Women's 48kg weightlifting), Wandee Kameaim (Women's 58kg weightlifting) and Worapoj Petchkoom (Men's 54kg boxing)
For 5 points: Udomporn Polsak (Women's 53kg weightlifting) FIVE TIMES!!
Omitted: Manus Boonjumnong (Men's 64kg boxing) and Yaowapa Boorapolchai (Women's 49kg taekwondo)

Question V: Name a dive computer made by Suunto (probably the best dive computers in the world, IMHO)...
For 10 points: Favor Air Lux and Stinger
For 5 points: Vytec (2), D9 (2), Mosquito (2) and Gekko (2)
Omitted: Vyper, D3 and Cobra

Personally I dive with a Vytec, a really useful, lightweight durable dive computer that is no bigger than a watch, but all of Suunto's products have many advantages, and I'll probably stick with 'em.

The results:
Our winners, with 40! points:
Helen295 and newcomer to the game BbSean

35 points: Ozzz2002, Engadine and Julia103
30 points: gatsby722, Santana2002, beaker411 and ElfTwinkle
25 points: JaneMarple

Thanks for playing, and congratulations to the winners!
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#244854 - Mon Oct 25 2004 06:29 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Round 25 - Mon., Oct. 25th


Quote:


Name:


1) An animal whose name begins with a letter A thru D (other than Beagle) that Snoopy has, "appeared as, imagined himself to be, or played the role of" in the comic strip Peanuts:

2) A Canadian who has played in at least one World Series game --- The Canadian player(s) participating in the current/2004 World Series will be accepted as a valid answer (Played means: they either were in the starting lineup or entered a game as a substitution --- a player who is/was on a team's roster but did not see any actual game action in a World Series game will not be accepted):

3) A novel by Danielle Steel which has a title that begins with a letter from A thru F:

4) A player who has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as a member of the losing team:

5) An independent country that has a flag that has ONLY 2 hortizontal stripes (NO decorations):





*edited to add: The Conn Smythe trophy is awarded each year to the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs (My apologies for not noticing earlier that I hadn't included this information with Question 4)

Round 25 will close in roughly 48 hours on Wednesday morning .

Good Luck and Have Fun!


Edited by ElfTwinkle (Tue Oct 26 2004 05:45 AM)

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#244855 - Mon Oct 25 2004 08:53 PM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
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Loc: Nebraska USA
Ok, round 23 is now closed. I'll post the answers tomorrow, as this evening I'm celebrating my wedding anniversary, and my hubby is already giving me dirty looks (and not the good kind) for typing this much.
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#244856 - Tue Oct 26 2004 01:24 AM Re: October Trivia Rounds!
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
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Q1 – A letter of the alphabet situated on the middle line of a standard type writer/computer. Letters only, no other characters!
Q2. A suspect on “The Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie. This question concerns the book only.
Q3. A weapon in the game Clue/Cluedo
Q4. An original Care Bear. None of the cousins or anything, and there is ten to choose from.
Q5. A command found on the status bar of Microsoft Word. For example – File. There are 8 others to choose from.
Good luck all!
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