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#252979 - Thu Jan 06 2005 09:46 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Trivia Rounds - January: Round 3 (Jan. 3rd): 6 players participated


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 Gymnast:

10 points: Hired Hand, Census Taker,

5 points: Grocery Clerk (2), Literary Ace/Author (2)

Not mentioned: Several others were eligible


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

10 points: Beilhe, Chava, Hodel, Rabbi

5 points: Tzeitel (2)

Not mentioned: There are several others (see full list of characters here )


3) Any CD/album by Great Big Sea:

10 points: Great Big Sea, Rant and Roar, Sea Of No Cares, Turn

5 points: Something Beautiful (2)

Not mentioned: Many were not mentioned


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:

10 points: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers

5 points: Denver Broncos (2)

Not Mentioned: New England Patriots, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams


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

10 points: Passions Promise, The Promise, Ransom, Remembrance

5 points: Palomino (2)

Not Mentioned: A Perfect Stranger, The Ranch, The Ring



Results

cinnam0n: 45 points
kevinatilusa: 45 points
mjohn620: 45 points

gatsby722: 40 points

Julia103: 35 points

Ozzz2002: 30 points




Congratulations to cinnam0n, kevinatilusa, and mjohn620 who each collect a point for this round.

Thanks for playing everyone!

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#252980 - Fri Jan 07 2005 02:39 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Round 7

Australia's 'National Day' is 26 January and the typical Aussie will probably celebrate with a family BBQ, beer and backyard cricket! This quiz is all about all things Aussie! Have a go ya mug!

1. Give me one of the following in regard to 'Australia Day';
a) In what year were the first recorded 'Australia Day' celebrations held?
b) Which Australian Governor held the first 'official' Australia Day celebrations?
c) What was the name given to 'Australia Day' in the early part of the nineteenth century?
d) Which Australian state first declared 'Australia Day' as a public holiday?


2. Of the following, select one that is a true statement about Australia;
a) It was declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day in Australia in 1838
b) Australia was one of the first two countries in the world to give women the right to vote
c) The underwater torpedo was invented in Australia in 1847
d) The first feature length film in the world was produced in Australia
e) Australia's first 'Bushranger' was John 'Black' Caesare
f) The Stonemason's Society in Sydney were the first workers in the world to be awarded an eight hour working day


3. Name an Australian invention that fits into the category of safety (in any industry)?


4. Give me one of the following;
a) The prize money on offer in the competition launched to name 'Vegemite'
b) The year 'Vegemite' was launched in Australia
c) The company who originally produced 'Vegemite'
d) A popular way to eat 'Vegemite'


5. Give me a line from the song 'Down Under' by the now defunct Australian band, 'Men At Work'?


Good luck and have fun! Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi!


Edited by Engadine (Fri Jan 07 2005 04:20 AM)

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#252981 - Fri Jan 07 2005 03:37 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
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Round 5 is closed. Answers and scores will be posted soon.

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#252982 - Fri Jan 07 2005 04:06 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
ANSWERS TO ROUND 5

Question 1 - European country with an 112 Emergency number

10 Points
Denmark, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourgh, Iceland, Switzerland, Sweden

All entries were worth 10 points

Question 2 - Province of Mongolia
Some provinces had variant spellings

Worth 10 points
Dundgovi, Ovorhangay, Huvsgul/Hovsgol, Dzavhan,Suhbaatar, Khentii/Hentiy, Selenge

Worth 5 points
Arhangay (2)

Question 3 - Being in "the House that Jack Built'

Worth 10 points
Dog, Maiden, Priest, Cat

Worth 5 points
Rat (2), Cow (3)

Question 4 - Orangutan at Monkey World

Worth 10 points
A-mei, Amy, Hsaio Quai, Ro-Ro, Hsaio-Lan, Gordon

Worth 5 points
Hsaio-ning (2)

One person guessed Louie but there is no-one of that name at Monkey World.

At first I was going to ask for one of the chimpanzees names but their stories were so sad as many of them arrived at Monkey World after years of abuse (and some arrived as valium addicts):( The orangutans stories weren't as sad.

Question 5 - one of the 14 animals mentioned by Jared Diamond

Worth 10 points
Cow, Horse

Worth 5 points
Goat (2), Pig (2), Llama (2)

Someone guessed Wolf which I had to disallow as I said 'herd' and 'herd' is not applied to hunting animals.

SCORES
50 points - beaker411

45 points - ozzz2002, mjohn620, Kevinatilusa, JustaNobody,

35 points - Cinnam0n, Elfwinkle, gatsby722

20 points - Jane Marple.

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#252983 - Fri Jan 07 2005 09:22 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Round IV is closed... results up l a t e r today...
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#252984 - Sat Jan 08 2005 11:03 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Round 8 Questions

1. One of the NCAA Class 1A College Football conferences.

2. A book in the Earthsea Series.

3. The name of a Sesame Street muppet for whom Frank Oz provides the voice.

4. A metal used in the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts.

5. Any US 2005 Federal Holiday which falls on a Monday.

**I hope none of these are duplicate questions. I didn't keep up in December at all. If I've posted a duplicate, just let me know and I'll replace it with a new question.
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#252985 - Sat Jan 08 2005 08:19 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Loc: Ontario Canada
Here are the questions for Sunday 9th January:

Quote:

ROUND 9

1 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was born either in continental Europe (eg Denmark, Sweden, France etc) or the U.S.A. PM me for a hint if you are having trouble
2 A FunTrivia quiz author with at least one quiz in the Top Ten, per gtho4's post of 4th Jan 05 in this thread

3 A city (or town) in Spain beginning with the letter 'A'

4 A member of the 1966-67 Stanley Cup winning Toronto Maple Leafs

5 A Hammer Horror film featuring both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee




Have fun!

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#252986 - Sat Jan 08 2005 10:41 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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NSW Australia
Round 6 answers...

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

For 10 points- EUOUAU, AE, OI and IO.

5 points- AI, EAU, AIA.

Not mentioned AA, EA, EE, EUOI, OE, OO, OU . I am not sure of the meanings of all of these, but they are all legal.


2) Name a movie starring Bette Midler.

10 points- 'Scenes From a Mall', 'The Rose', 'Stella', 'Hocus Pocus', 'The Lottery', 'Beaches'.

5 points- 'Ruthless People', 'For The Boys'.

Notable omissions were 'First Wives Club' and 'Big Business'.

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

10 points- Sari, Socks, Slippers, Stockings, Suspenders, Shorts and Sleeveless dress (I ummed and arred about that answer, hehe).

5 points- Skirt, Sarong.

4) What is one of the 10 points on Moh's Scale of Hardness? A 10-point scale of the relative hardness of various substances, it can be remembered by the mnenomic "The Geologist Can Find An Ordinary Quartz, (that) Tourists Call Diamond!"- 1-Talc, 2-Gypsum, 3-Calcite, 4-Flourite, 5-Apatite, 6-Orthoclase, 7-Quartz, 8-Topaz, 9-Corundum, 10-Diamond.

10 points go to Corundum, Topaz, Quartz, Diamond, Orthoclase (aka Feldspar)

5 points- Calcite, Apatite, Gypsum


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

I did not realise that there were so many categories of Pulitzer Prizes, until all the answers started flowing in..

10 points- Aaron Jay Kurnis (Music, 1998), Jim Morin (Cartooning, 1996), Shulamit Ran, (Music, 1991), Jim Borgman, Cartooning, 1991), Staff of the LA Times (News, 1993, 1995 and 1998), Carol Shields (Fiction, 1885), Michale Gartner (Editorial Comment, 1997), Richard Read (Reporting, 1999), E. Annie Proulx (Fiction, 1994)

5 points- Annie Wells (Photography, 1997)

Standings-
A perfect 50 Justanobody
45 points- SpanishLiz, Julia103
40 points- Janemarple, Beaker411, Cinnam0n and Manvinder
35 points- Mjohn620, Gatsby and Kevinatilusa.
30 points- ElfTwinkle

Congrats to justanobody and thanks to everyone for playing...


Edited to amend answer to Q4


Edited by ozzz2002 (Sun Jan 09 2005 02:25 PM)
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#252987 - Mon Jan 10 2005 02:44 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Round 7 is closed, results shortly!
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#252988 - Mon Jan 10 2005 05:04 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Engadine Offline
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Loc: Sth East Qld Australia      
Round 7

1. Give me one of the following in regard to 'Australia Day';
a) In what year were the first recorded 'Australia Day' celebrations held?
26 January 1808 marked twenty years since Captain Arthur Phillip had raised the British flag at Sydney Cove claiming Australia for the Poms - and the Aussies have been beating them at cricket ever since, well, almost!
b) Which Australian Governor held the first 'official' Australia Day celebrations?
26 January 1818 marked thirty years of European settlement in the 'colony' and Governor Lachlan Macquarie organised the first 'official' 'Australia Day' celebrations which included a thirty gun salute and a dinner at Government House followed by a ball.
c) What was the name given to 'Australia Day' in the early part of the nineteenth century?
During this stage of Australia's history, 'Foundation Day' was usually marked by sporting events including horse and boat racing.
d) Which Australian state first declared 'Australia Day' as a public holiday?
On the fiftieth anniversary of the landing at Sydney Cove 'Australia Day' became a public holiday in the state of New South Wales. By 1888 nearly all the 'colonial' capital cities had proclaimed a public holiday to celebrate 'Australia Day'.

10 Points Governor Macquarie
5 Points Foundation Day, First recorded celebrations - 26 January
1808

2. Of the following, select one that is a true statement about Australia;
a) It was declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day in Australia in 1838
Amazingly enough, this law was enforced up until 1902.
b) Australia was one of the first two countries in the world to give women the right to vote
Australia was the second country to give women the right to vote, New Zealand was the first! New Zealand women were given the right to vote in 1893, and South Australia was the first Australian state to give women the right to vote in 1894.
c) The underwater torpedo was invented in Australia in 1847
Louis Brennan invented the underwater torpedo in 1874! It had two propellers which were rotated by wires attached to winding engines that remained onshore!
d) The first feature length film in the world was produced in Australia
'Soldiers of the Cross' was made and shown in Australia in 1900, and in 1906 'The Story of the Kelly Gang' was produced, costing a thousand pounds to make!
e) Australia's first 'Bushranger' was John 'Black' Caesare
'Black' Caesare was born in the West Indies and transported to New South Wales aboard the First Fleet. He was 'murdered' for a reward of five gallons of spirits!
f) The Stonemason's Society in Sydney were the first workers in the world to be awarded an eight hour working day
'Labour Day' is celebrated as a public holiday in Australia in commemoration of the awarding of an eight hour working day (down from ten hours), in March 1856.

10 Points First 'bushranger' Black Caesare
5 Points First feature length film, One of first two countries in the world to give women the vote, Declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day in 1838

3. Name an Australian invention that fits into the category of safety (in any industry)?
There's a million or more brilliant Aussie inventions in the field of safety, this question was engendered by the 'Black Box', designed to survive a crash and document the last moments of a flight by voice and data recording, which was invented by David Warren, a researcher at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne. In 1964, The Ansell Company invented Latex Gloves for use in surgery. In 1965, the Inflatable Aircraft Escape Slide
was invented by Jack Grant of Qantas. These slides are now standard safety equipment on all major airlines. In 1978, Professor Ted Ringwood led a team at the Australian National University to develop Synroc, synthetic rock, to contain high-level nuclear waste with safety. In 1984 the Baby Safety Capsule was invented which safely cradled the baby, and, during an accident, a release mechanism triggers, allowing the capsule to rotate, keeping the baby upright and distributing forces uniformly.

10 Points Latex Gloves, Synroc (synthetic rock), Baby Safety Capsule, Variable-Ratio Rack-and-Pinion Steering and Rotary Valve for Power Steering
5 Points Black Box Flight Recorder, Inflatable Aircraft Escape Slide

4. Give me one of the following;
a) The prize money on offer in the competition launched to name 'Vegemite'?
b) The year 'Vegemite' was launched in Australia
c) The company who originally produced 'Vegemite'
d) A popular way to eat 'Vegemite'
The Fred Walker Company launched 'Vegemite' in 1923 after the name was drawn out of a hat and the winner awarded fifty pounds in a competition held in 1922!
10 Points On Vitaweet biscuits - squeeze so it pops up through holes!
5 Points 50 pounds, 1923, Fred Walker Company

5. Give me a line from the song 'Down Under' by the now defunct Australian band, 'Men At Work'?
"Business As Usual" was the debut album for Men At Work. The song, "Down Under", was a huge chart hit for Colin Hay and his band in late 1982 and through mid 1983, and here are all the lyrics . . . .
Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,
Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
Buying bread from a man in brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, do you speak-a my language?
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,
I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
Lying in a den in bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?
And he said,
Oh! do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Everybody scored 10 Points!

And the winner, with 40 Points . . . ElfTwinkle
Second on 35 Points . . . Justanobody and Cinnam0n
Third on 30 Points . . . mjohn620, JaneMarple, Exit10, Gatsby
And, a special mention, first at the wrong end . . . Beaker411

Well done everyone and congrats Elf! Hope you enjoyed delving into the land Down Under!
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#252989 - Mon Jan 10 2005 10:52 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Round 10: Mon. Jan. 10th

Quote:

Name:


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

2) A song from the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

3) A colour on the flag of Belize:

4) A player on the Canadian team which won the gold medal at the just finished 2005 IIHF World Junior (under-20) Hockey Championship tournament was played Dec. 25th o Jan. 4th (If you need help finding the Canadian roster please PM me)

5) A novel by Danielle Steel which has a title that begins with the letter S:





Have fun!

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

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#252990 - Mon Jan 10 2005 11:56 AM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
LeoDaVinci Online   mad
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Posts: 11936
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round IV - January 4th, 2005...

The Results! (a bit belated, but still welcome, right?)

9 people played this round...

Question I: Name a brand of (hand-rolled) Cuban Cigars... (yes, the manufacturer)
For 10 points: H. Uppmann, Partagas, Habanos, Tabacalera Esteli
For 5 points: Vegas Robaina (2), Montecristo (3)
Not mentioned: Many, including Romeo y Julietta, Cohiba, Punch and more! I don't smoke them myself, but Cuban cigars are supposedly the best in the world.

Question II: Name the capital of a country whose name ends in -stan...
For 10 points: Kabul (Afghanistan), Islamabad (Pakistan), Astana (Kazakhstan)
For 5 points: Ashkhabat (2) (Turkmenistan), Bishkek (2) (Kyrgyzstan)
Not mentioned: Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Not Accepted: Two players gave me the country and not the capital... oops.

Question III: Name a Disney animated human heroine (leading ladies only)...
For 10 points: Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine (from Aladdin), Jane (from Tarzan), Belle (from Beauty and the Beast)
For 5 points: Alice (2)
Not mentioned: Quite a few others come to mind - Aurora/Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), Snow White, Meg (from Hercules), Helen Parr (from the Incredibles) and there are probably others.
Not accepted: Daisy Duck - is a duck, not a human, and Cruella DeVille - she ain't no heroine!

Question IV: Name a colour of the South African flag...
For 10 points: White
For 5 points: Yellow, Green, Black, Blue - all with 2 each
Not mentioned: Red

Question V: Name a segment of Disney's original version of Fantasia...
For 10 points: Night on Bald Mountain, The Pastoral Symphony
For 5 points: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2), The Rite of Spring (3), Ave Maria/Dance of the Hours (2) - yes, its the same segment
Not mentioned: Toccata and Fugue in D minor and The Nutcracker Suite
One person said,
Quote:

Mickey and the Brooms carting water


honourable mention, as that made me fall out of my chair laughing! Yes, that's the Sorcerer's Apprentice...

The Results:
Our winner: beaker411 with 45 points...
The rest:
40 points: justanobody
35 points: kevinatilusa and ElfTwinkle
30 points: Ozzz2002 and mjohn620
25 points: JaneMarple and Julia103
15 points: gatsby722

Congratulations to beaker411 and thanks for playing.

Have a great week!
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#252991 - Mon Jan 10 2005 01:11 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Well, I sure sucked on that one. We're still up for debate on Cruella DeVille, Leo . How do you define heroine?
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#252992 - Mon Jan 10 2005 01:15 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
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Well...a herione is usually a goodie in films!
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#252993 - Mon Jan 10 2005 01:24 PM Re: JANUARY 2005 TRIVIA!
Gatsby722 Offline
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I suppose we are talking about what we think are heroes/heroines. I still say that Scarlet O'Hara was a frightful piece of work in "Gone With The Wind". But she emerged and was a dominant force. In literature that's a hero.
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#252994 - Mon Jan 10 2005 06:56 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
LeoDaVinci Online   mad
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I'm not sure that you can compare Scarlett to Cruella, as Scarlett might have been a b*tch, but in her own way she was trying to do good. Her character changes from someone who is not in love at all with Rhett, and tries everything to get Ashley, to someone who realises what she did wrong. That's a heroine. Cruella is bad, and stays that way, her character acquires no morals during the entire story, that's a Devil! Or DeVille depending on the speling you prefer.
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#252995 - Mon Jan 10 2005 09:31 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
lothruin Offline
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Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
Round 8 is closed. Results in a moment.

Edited to add:
Here they are! The Round 8 results, and my sincere hope this restores everyone's faith in my abilities to actually follow through. There were 6 players this round. (I blame myself for that.) Thanks to those of you who played!

1. One of the NCAA Class 1A College Football conferences.

10 Points: Mountain West Conference
5 Points: Western Athletic Conference (3)
Not Accepted: Xavier, which is a school, but not a conference.
Southland Conference, which is a conference in Class 1AA, not 1A.
Other Info: There's a fairly long list of acceptable answers, including the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), the Big East, the Big Ten and the Big Twelve (which my own Nebraska Cornhuskers are a member of), Conference USA, MAC (Mid-America Conference), Pac-10 (Pacific 10), SEC (SouthEast Conference) and Sun-Belt.

2. A book in the Earthsea Series.

10 Points: The Tombs of Atuan, The Other Wind
5 Points: Tehanu (4)
Other Info: Other acceptable answers are, of course, The Wizard of Earthsea, the first book of the series, and The Farthest Shore, the third book, as well as Tales From Earthsea, which is a collection of short stories taking place in the EarthSea universe and is considered Book 5 of the Earthsea Cycle.

3. The name of a Sesame Street muppet for whom Frank Oz provides the voice.

10 Points: Harvey Kneeslapper, Grover, Cookie Monster
Not Accepted: Fozzie, Animal and Sam the Eagle, while all voiced by Frank Oz, are not Sesame Street Muppets.
Other Info: There was obviously some confusion on this one. Other Sesame Street Muppets whos' voices were provided by Frank Oz are Bert, Lefty, Momma Twiddlebug, Prince Charming, The Salesman, Aladin, Professor Hastings, Beautiful Day Monster, The Cat, Fred, and probably a number of other miscellaneous characters. That I recall, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle never appeared on Sesame Street, and while I do seem to remember Animal appearing on a couple of occasions, my husband assures me I'm daft. If you'd like to prove me wrong, I'll be more than willing to recalculate the scores. Interesting to note that IMdB lists Frank as being the voice of Bart, while the Sesame Street Encyclopedia, run by Henson Productions, lists Jim Henson himself as the performer for Bart.

4. A metal used in the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts.

10 Points: Tin (10th), Copper (7th), Bronze (8th)
5 Points: Steel (11th) (3)
Other Info: The two obvious ones, Gold (50th) and Silver (25th), weren't guessed, which I thought was interesting. Also, Iron for the 6th.

5. Any US 2005 Federal Holiday which falls on a Monday.

10 Points: Independence Day, July 4
Washington's Birthday, February 21,
5 Points: Columbus Day, October 10 (2)
Labor Day, September 5 (2)
Other Info: Other acceptable answers are January 17, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
May 30, Memorial Day
December 25, Christmas Day

And the winners are:

40 - ElfTwinkle
40 - Mjohns629

35 - Cinnam0n
25 - Justanybody
25 - Ozzz2002
15 - Gatsby722


Again, thanks everyone for playing, and I hope that on my next round people won't be afraid to join in.


Edited by Lothruin (Mon Jan 10 2005 10:16 PM)

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#252996 - Mon Jan 10 2005 10:12 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
mjohn620 Offline
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Posts: 5
One of the definitions for a heroine at dictionary.com says that a heroine is "The principal female character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation." Other definitions said that the heroine was a "good" character, but it doesn't look concrete to me. Cruella gets my vote!

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#252997 - Mon Jan 10 2005 10:20 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
lothruin Offline
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Not that I matter all that much in this discussion, but I think it is right that Cruella is not the heroine, as she is the antagonist of the store, which is generally the antithesis of the hero or heroine. (Protagonist is usually considered synonymous with hero or heroine and antagonist being the opposite of protagonist, etc etc) I'd say that Anita would be the human heroine of that movie, while Perdita is obviously the primary heroine. Cruella is definitely the antagonist, though.
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#252998 - Mon Jan 10 2005 11:21 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Quote:

5. Any US 2005 Federal Holiday which falls on a Monday.

... Other Info: Other acceptable answers are January 17, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
May 30, Memorial Day
December 25, Christmas Day




It has no effect on anyone's score, but I believe that Dec. 25th/Christmas Day is on a Sunday in 2005.

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#252999 - Mon Jan 10 2005 11:50 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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Registered: Wed Nov 12 2003
Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
Yes, but it is observed as a federal holiday on the following Monday. I think I should have said December 26, Christmas Day Observed to make that more clear. Sorry.
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#253000 - Tue Jan 11 2005 12:46 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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Let me get Leo off the hook about Cruella - he was probably (likely) right not to accept it. I was just shocked that I only scored 15 points! Seeing as how I scored another whopping fifteen I am now over my shock . Had I been the quizmaster I'd have accepted it but I reckon most others wouldn't have. One of those judgement calls - and what I know about Disney would fit on the head of a pin! I really couldn't think of anything else to answer. (And I agree with Lothruin about the holiday - I almost picked that Christmas one, too, since it is listed as a federal holiday)
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#253001 - Tue Jan 11 2005 03:16 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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ROUND 11
Q1 – A traditional pantomime you may see at this time of the year. Nothing to do with the traditions of a pantomime, just a title of a pantomime!
Q2 – Only Fools and Horses is a British comedy programme. Name a title of one of the episodes in Series One. More information will be found at
http://www.ofah.net/immediacy-1
Q3 – A type of jewellery
Q4 – A type of footwear
Q5 – A type of clothing
(Changes made because I didn't know the date today and to make question one clearer! )


Edited by JaneMarple (Tue Jan 11 2005 11:18 AM)
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#253002 - Tue Jan 11 2005 03:11 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22479
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round 9 is now closed. Results later this evening.

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#253003 - Tue Jan 11 2005 06:49 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
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Loc: Ontario Canada
ROUND 9 RESULTS

Seven people played this round. Thank you all.


1 A recipient of the Victoria Cross who was born either in continental Europe (eg Denmark, Sweden, France etc) or the U.S.A.


Worth 10 points:
Thomas Dinesen (Pte, 42nd Bn Quebec Regt (R Highlanders of Canada), France 1918-Born in Denmark. Brother of Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen).); Jorgan Jensen (Pte, 50th Bn (SA), Aus. Imperial Force, France 1917-Born in Denmark.);
Anders Lassen (T/Major, Special Boat Service, No. 1 SAS Regt, Italy 1945 (posthumous)-Born in Denmark.); George Mullin (Sgt, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Belgium 1917-Born in Portland, Oregon, USA); William Henry Harrison Seeley (Ordinary Seaman, RN, HMS Euryalus, Japan 1864-Born in Topsham, Maine, USA)

Worth 5 points:
Ferdnand Schiess (Cpl, Natal Native Contingent, Rorke’s Drift 1879-Born in Switzerland)(2)

Other possibilities were: Peter Brown (Sweden), Adrian Carton de Wiart (Belgium), Percy Hansen (Germany), Filip Konowal (Ukraine) and Raphael Zengel (Minnesota, USA) amongst others.


2 A FunTrivia quiz author with at least one quiz in the Top Ten, per gtho4's post of 4th Jan 05


Worth 10 points:
Nannanut (#1 and #9), ashlybug (#2), LilahDeDah (#7), stedman (#8), thejazzkickazz (#10)

Worth 5 points:
Jouen58 (#4 and #6)(2)

Not mentioned: ozzz2002 (#3) and LilSpikey (#5)


3 A city (or town) in Spain beginning with the letter 'A'


Worth 10 points:
Alba de Tormes, Alcaraz, Anezcar, Aviles

Worth 5 points:
Algeciras (2)

Not allowed: Altamica Despite checking in hard copy atlases, maps and gazeteers, as well as the internet I could not find this one. If you can point me to a site that mentions it, I’ll of course accept it.

Other possibilities are Almeria, Alicante, Albox, Aljariz, Antas, Albacete and many others.


4 A member of the 1966-67 Stanley Cup winning Toronto Maple Leafs


Everyone got 10 points for this one! Those mentioned were:
George ‘Chief’ Armstrong, Johnny Bower, Aut Erickson (who played only in the play offs), Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Terry Sawchuk and Allan Stanley.

Notable absentees: Eddie Shack, Tim Horton, Bob Pulford, Ron Ellis, Frank Mahovlich. A full list can be found here .


5 A Hammer Horror film featuring both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee


Worth 10 points:
Dracula AD 1972

Worth 5 points:
The Curse of Frankenstein (2), Dracula/Horror of Dracula (2)(alternate titles for the same film)

Not accepted: Horror Express and Nothing But the Night These both starred both Cushing and Lee, but were not produced by Hammer.

Other possiblities: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Mummy (1959), probably others

A full list of Hammer productions can be found here .


The winner is:

gatsby722 with a perfect 50 points!

40 points: ElfTwinkle, justanobody, LeoDaVinci, ozzz2002

30 points: cinnam0n, mjohn620

Congratulations Gats! Thanks again everyone for playing.

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