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#250412 - Thu Dec 30 2004 03:34 PM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
beaker411 Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 04 2004
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Loc: Savannah, Georgia
Just wanted to say "Happy New Year" to everybody and be safe out there.
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#250413 - Fri Dec 31 2004 05:13 AM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
And again, from me, A Happy New Year!
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#250414 - Fri Dec 31 2004 10:52 AM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
ChrisSchu Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
Round 29 is now closed. I will have the results up in a few minutes.
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#250415 - Fri Dec 31 2004 11:40 AM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
ChrisSchu Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
ROUND 29 RESULTS

Six players participated.


Quote:

1) Name a variant of poker.



For 10 points:
Shotgun, Chicago, Omaha, Five Card Stud, Texas Hold 'Em, Chase the Ace

Everyone gets 10 points!!

Not mentioned: Five-card Draw, Mexican Sweat, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud, and many more.


Quote:

2) From any season of the reality show "Survivor", name the first one voted off.



For 10 points:
Brook (Vanuatu), Tina (All-Stars), Sonja (Borneo)

For 5 points:
Debb (Australian Outback) (3)

Not Mentioned:
Diane (Africa)
Peter (Marquesas)
John (Thailand)
Ryan (The Amazon)
Nicole (Pearl Islands)


Quote:

3) Name a type of macaw.



For 10 points:
Camelot, Hyacinth, Green-winged, Ara

For 5 points:
Spix (2)

Not mentioned:
Catalina, Scarlet, and many more.


Quote:

4) Name one of the ten cities around the world with the highest population.



For 10 points:
Manila, Phillipines: #7, 10,330,100
São Paulo, Brazil: #8, 10,260,100

For 5 Points:
Moscow, Russia: #4, 11,273,400 (2)

Not accepted:
Mexico City, Mexico: #12, 8,705,100
Tokyo, Japan: #15, 8,294,200

Not mentioned:
Shanghai, China: #1, 13,278,500
Mumbai (Bombay), India: #2, 12,622,500
Buenos Aires, Argentina: #3, 11,928,400
Karachi, Pakistan: #5, 10,889,100
Delhi, India: #6, 10,400,900
Seoul, South Korea: #9, 10,165,400
Istanbul, Turkey: #10, 9,631,700

From http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0762524.html


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5) Identify one of the pieces in a traditional game of chess.



For 10 points:
Knight, Rook, King, Pawn

For 5 points:
Bishop (2)

Not Mentioned:
Queen

Scores:
Gatsby722: 45
beaker411: 45
cinnam0n: 45

ElfTwinkle: 40
ozzz2002: 30
mjohn620: 30


Great game, everybody!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

EDIT: I now accepted one of the answers.


Edited by ChrisSchu (Fri Dec 31 2004 10:37 PM)
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#250416 - Fri Dec 31 2004 12:10 PM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
mjohn620 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 19 2004
Posts: 5
This site names the ara as a classification of macaw. A genus is a class or a group containing the same characteristics or attributes. It is just a larger type of macaw as opposed to the other narrow ones given.
http://www.exoticbird.com/online_parrots/ara.html

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#250417 - Fri Dec 31 2004 10:38 PM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
ChrisSchu Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
Forgive me, I now fixed the scores.
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#250418 - Sun Jan 02 2005 03:18 PM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 31 is now closed. Yikes, I'm hoping I'll get the results up by tonight. I figure I will. Stay tuned...
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#250419 - Thu Jan 06 2005 11:00 AM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 31 (finally)

1. Name a famous person born on January 1st.

For 10 points:

Jacky Ickx (a Belgian race car driver), Betsy Ross (a famous seamstress), Kim Philby (British spy/Soviet mole), J. Edgar Hoover (FBI rascal)

For 5 points:

Paul Revere(3), Pierre deCoubertin [He revived the Olympic Games](2)

There are countless others.

2. Give a gesture you make to a friend/loved one at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.

For 10 points:

Snore (I related to that one ), Smile

For 5 points:

Toast/Raise A Glass/Clink Glasses [they're all basically the same thing](3), Hug(2), Kiss(2)


3. Name a movie that won an acting Oscar for either Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks or Kevin Spacey.

There are 7. You all got all but two.

For 10 points:

The Usual Suspects (Spacey), Terms Of Endearment (Nicholson)

For 5 points:

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Nicholson)(3), Philadelphia (Hanks)(2), Forrest Gump(2)

The only two not said were American Beauty (Spacey) and As Good As It Gets (Nicholson)


4. New Year's resolutions? We all make them and break them. Which of these might your new one categorically fit?
-1) Money
-2) Love/Romance
-3) Health/Losing weight
-4) Family and friends
-5) Your general attitude

For 10 points:

Love/Romance, Money

For 5 points:

My General Attitude(4), Health/Weight(3)


5. Name a book by John Steinbeck.

For 10 points:

The Pearl, The Pastures Of Heaven, Cannery Row, The Red Pony, East Of Eden

For 5 points:

The Grapes Of Wrath(2), Of Mice And Men(2)

Results:

mjohn620 - 45 points

spanishliz, ElfTwinkle, ozzz2002, Exit10 - all 35 points
JaneMarple, beaker411, cinnamOn - all 30 points
Julia103 - 25 points

Thanks, all, for playing (and being patient with me ).

mjohn620 gets a point. Great job!


Edited by gatsby722 (Thu Jan 06 2005 11:04 AM)
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#250420 - Thu Jan 06 2005 11:24 AM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
And here are the results, how many points everybody got in December!
CinnamOm = 6
Beaker = 5
Gatsby -= 5
Elf = 4
Liz = 3
Julia - 3
Ozzz = 3
JaneMarple = 3
Leo = 2
Santana =2
Mjohn620 = 2
Helen = 1
Justanobody =1

Just showing how everybody did! Well done CinnamOm!


Edited by JaneMarple (Thu Jan 06 2005 11:29 AM)
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#250421 - Thu Jan 06 2005 01:53 PM Re: December Trivia Rounds!
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6745
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Woo Hoo!

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