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#252954 - Sat Jan 01 2005 06:01 AM JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
It's that time again everybody!
Here is the Quiz Roster for January
Mondays - Santana and Elf
Tuesdays - Leo and me!
Wenesdays - Kuu, ChrisShru and Helen!
Thursdays - Ozzz and Julia103
Fridays - Gatsby and Engadine
Saturdays - Kevin and Lothruin
Sunday - SpanishLiz and Exit
Good luck to all. There will be one point to the highest scorer each day. Please PM the answers to the right person!
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#252955 - Sat Jan 01 2005 08:53 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
picqero Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 28 2004
Posts: 2813
Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
For newcomers to the forums could you please explain what you mean by the 'Quiz Roster', and what we are supposed to do about it?

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#252956 - Sat Jan 01 2005 09:24 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Copago Offline
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Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
You don't have to do anything about the roster unless you're on it! Here is last months games where everyone can answer the questions given, by private message, but you have to try and give answers that no one else did to get maximum points.

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#252957 - Sat Jan 01 2005 10:17 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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I'm with you, aramis (argh!). I mean, really, how hard can it be? You just either answer a question or you don't. The roster doesn't matter much at all! Copago was right - unless you are on it, the roster, that is. We just post questions and all you have to do is answer 'em. If being a part of that gives you a giggle, then you may end up on the 'roster', too.
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#252958 - Sat Jan 01 2005 10:24 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Gatsby722 Offline
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I was hoping to be sarcastic there. I hope it read that way.
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#252959 - Sat Jan 01 2005 10:39 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Question: With the points for each round going to the highest scorer, what if there is more than one? Do they all get a point?

At the end of the month who tallies up the total points by everyone to provide a table?

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#252960 - Sat Jan 01 2005 11:11 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Yes, Exit when there is a tie everybody gets points for the top scores. I shall count up the December rounds shortly and then post who is the winner!
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#252961 - Sat Jan 01 2005 11:27 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
spanishliz Online   FT-cool
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22481
Loc: Ontario Canada
Don't forget to wait until the results from Round 31 are in - not till tomorrow, methinks.

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#252962 - Sat Jan 01 2005 11:52 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Yes Liz!
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#252963 - Sat Jan 01 2005 06:47 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
And here are round 1's questions.

For those of you that are new to this, each round consists of five questions, and each question will have multiple (4 or more) answers. To play, send a private message to the question writer (click the person's name to the left of the post, then the "send a private message" button at the bottom left of the profile) with one answer to each question.

Being the only one to submit a correct answer is worth 10 points, while a duplicated correct answer is worth 5, and there is no penalty for an incorrect answer. The highest score or scores each round earn a point towards the monthly total.

Round 1 Questions: Name...
1. A 4 letter word using the letters T, P, S, and O exactly once each.
2. A country where Portugese is an official language.
3. One of the last 10 films to win an Oscar for Best Picture.
4. An Element of the Periodic Table beginning with N.
5. Someone who was married to Elizabeth Taylor at some point in time.

This round will close fairly late Monday Evening. Good luck, everybody, and have fun!

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#252964 - Sun Jan 02 2005 10:45 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 2 (2 Jan 2005)

Name:
1. a major character in the recent book ‘The Da Vinci Code’
2. one of the actors in the actual team of ‘Oceans Twelve’
3. a butterfly/moth that starts with the letter ‘M’
4. a brand of shampoo
5. a world wide hotel and/or motel chain.

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#252965 - Mon Jan 03 2005 12:30 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14929
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Round 3: Mon. Jan. 3rd

Quote:

Name:


1) Any character whose name is World Famous whatever, and whatever begins with a letter A thru L that Snoopy has, "appeared as, imagined himself to be, or played the role of" in the comic strip Peanuts (example: World Famous Teacher)



2) Any character from the musical Fiddler On The Roof:


3) Any CD/album by Great Big Sea:


4) The Road to Superbowl XXXIX is about to start --- name any NFL (National Football League) team that qualified for the 2005 NFL football/gridiron playoffs:


5) A novel by Danielle Steel which has a title that begins with the letter P, Q or R:





Have fun!

This Round will close in about 48 hours/Wednesday afternoon or evening.

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#252966 - Tue Jan 04 2005 12:22 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 1 is now closed. Scores will follow in the near future.

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#252967 - Tue Jan 04 2005 01:14 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 1 Results

The 11 participants this round gave 55 correct answers!

1: A four letter word containing P, S, T, O
10: Post, Stop
5: Opts (given by 5 people), Pots (by 2), Tops (by 2)

Five of the six words were submitted, but the last proved a difficult one to spot. The letters E, A, S, T would have provided a few more answers, but S, T, O, P is still one of the best letter groups for anagramming.

2: A Portugese Speaking Nation
10: East Timor, Guinnea-Bissau, Mozambique
5: Angola (3), Brazil (3), Portugal (2)

Two different people both tried to sneak Portugal in. The remaining answers I could find were Sao Tome e Principe and Cape Verde, both rather small island nations.

3: One of the last 10 Oscar Winners for Best Picture

10: "The English Patient" (1996), "Titanic" (1997), "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), "American Beauty" (1999)
5: "Gladiator" (2000, 5 people), "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003, 2 people)

The acceptible list started at 1994's "Forrest Gump" and continued through "Braveheart", "A Beautiful Mind", and "Chicago", as well as the given answers.

4: An Element beginning with N

10: Neodymium, Nobelium, Niobium
5: Neon (3), Nickel (2), Nitrogen (3)

The element not given was Neptunium.

5: One of Elizabeth Taylor's Husbands

10: Nicky Hilton, Michael Todd, John Warner
5: Eddie Fisher (3), Michael Wilding (2), Richard Burton (3)

The six husbands given accounted for seven of Elizabeth Taylor's marriages (she married Richard Burton twice), but construction worker Larry Fortensky was left out.

Round 1 Scores:
45: ElfTwinkle, Exit10, ManVinder01
30: ChrisSchu, Gatsby722, Julia103
25: cinnam0n, JaneMarple, LeoDaVinci, mjohn620, Ozzz2002

Thanks to everybody who participated, and congratulations to our first three point winners of the new year!

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#252968 - Tue Jan 04 2005 02:26 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 2 has closed but because I won't be able to put up the answers for a while I will accept late entries.

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#252969 - Tue Jan 04 2005 08:55 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11936
Loc: Ontario Canada
Quote:


Two different people both tried to sneak Portugal in.





Who was the other wise-guy?
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#252970 - Tue Jan 04 2005 09:01 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia Rounds!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 23 2001
Posts: 11936
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round IV - Tuesday January 4th, 2005!
Quote:


The Tuesday Questions:
1. Name a brand of (hand-rolled) Cuban Cigars... (yes, the manufacturer)
2. Name the capital of a country whose name ends in -stan...
3. Name a Disney animated human heroine (leading ladies only)...
4. Name a colour of the South African flag...
5. Name a segment of Disney's original version of Fantasia...

Good luck to all!



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#252971 - Tue Jan 04 2005 09:58 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
ozzz2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20310
Loc: Sydney
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Quote:

Who was the other wise-guy?




Me..!!

I have FIVE great answers, but everyone copied them
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#252972 - Tue Jan 04 2005 07:39 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Posts: 11936
Loc: Ontario Canada
Wait a second... so did I, and somebody copied them too! Hmmm, maybe great minds do think alike!
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#252973 - Wed Jan 05 2005 03:59 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Kuu Offline
Prolific

Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I am back after a wonderful holiday, a 10 day bushwalk through the wilderness of Tasmania. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. It took me a week to recover

So here are my questions

ROUND 5

Question 1 - A European country that has 112 as its emergency number (or one of its emergency numbers)

Question 2 - A province of Mongolia _EDITED TO SAY_ I meant this to refer to the country of Mongolia not Inner Mongolia that is a part of China.

Question 3 - Name a being (animal or human) that is mentioned in the nursery rhyme "The House that Jack Built"

Question 4 - The Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is located in Dorset, UK. Give the name of one of the orangutans who are currently living at Monkey World.

Question 5 - In his book Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond says only 14 types of large animals (i.e. herd animals) have been successfully domesticated, Name one of the 14 (I do not want breeds). If you can't find out this on the web you should be able to guess the answer. Hope this question is clear.

EDITED to clarify the Mongolian question.


Edited by Kuu (Wed Jan 05 2005 04:27 AM)

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#252974 - Wed Jan 05 2005 06:50 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 2 Results - sorry for the delay

1. Name a major character in the recent book ‘The Da Vinci Code’

10 Points: Silas, Robert Langdon, Manuel Aringoza
5 Points: Sophie Nevue (3), Sir Leigh Teabing (2), Jacques Sauniere (2)

Not allowed: Simon Edwards from Biggins Airport - he only featured in one chapter.

Not mentioned: Bezu Fache, Collet, Remy, Vernet


2. Name one of the actors in the actual team of ‘Oceans Twelve’

10 Points: Julia Roberts, Scott Caan, Brad Pitt
5 Points: Matt Damon (3), George Clooney (2), Bernie Mac (3)


3. Name a butterfly/moth that starts with the letter ‘M’

10 Points: Miller (moth), Meadow Brown, Morocco Orange Tip, Marsh Fritillary, Mourning Cloak
5 Points: Morman Metalmark (2), Miami Blue (2), Monarch (2)


4. Name a brand of shampoo

10 Points: Pantene, Redken, Sunsilk, Paul Mitchell, Aussie (which I'd never heard of but Google assures me it exists), Decore, Revlon Flex, Matrix, Suave
5 Points: Head and Shoulders (2)


Name a world wide hotel and/or motel chain.

10 Points: La Meridien, Ramada, Sol Melia, Marriott, Hilton
5 Points: Best Western (3), Motel 6 & Red Roof Inn are both part of the Accor group (2)

Can't allow Super 8 because they are found only in Canada and US.

NB Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn are not international hotels/motels however both do fall under the flag of the Accor group, therefore they were lucky to scape through.


Scores:

40 - Kevinatilusa, Cinnam0n, Leodavinci, ozzz2002, manvinder01
35 - Julia103, mjohn620
30 - JaneMarple, Elftwinkle, Gatsby722, justanobody

Congrats to Kevin, Cinnam0n, Leo and Ozzz. Oops! and Manvinder as well. Naughty Exit.

Edited to add Manvinder's name.


Edited by Exit10 (Thu Jan 06 2005 05:27 AM)

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#252975 - Wed Jan 05 2005 06:54 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
ozzz2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20310
Loc: Sydney
NSW Australia
Round 6 questions...

1) In the SOWPODS Scrabble dictionary there are quite a few words that consist of only vowels. Name one.

2) Name a movie starring Bette Midler.

3) What is an item of clothing, (NOT a brand name), starting with 'S'.

4) What is one of the 10 points on Moh's Scale of Hardness?

5) Name a Pulitzer Prize winner in the 1990s.

Cheers, and good luck to all...
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#252976 - Wed Jan 05 2005 07:10 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6739
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
No problem with the "delay," Exit! We're still anxiously awaiting the results of December 31's round!
Gatsby must still be ringing in the New Year!

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#252977 - Wed Jan 05 2005 07:14 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
I'm a sloppy unorganized mess again. I really am working on Round 31. Minimal success - but let me give it another whack now....
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#252978 - Thu Jan 06 2005 08:41 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 10 2002
Posts: 14929
Loc: Crazy Canuck   
Round 3 is closed --- results up shortly.

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