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#253079 - Sun Jan 30 2005 08:57 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 28 is now closed. Results up after I get done watching "Desperate Housewives" .
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#253080 - Mon Jan 31 2005 05:45 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
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Sorry, folks! I'll post the results in a few hours. I'm not feeling so hot so will get to it in a while. "Desperate Housewives" was a repeat. No justice there .
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#253081 - Mon Jan 31 2005 04:39 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
Round 26 is now closed. Again, I apologize for the delay.
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#253082 - Mon Jan 31 2005 05:45 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
ChrisSchu Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 07 2004
Posts: 282
Loc: Graham, Texas, USA
ROUND 26 ANSWERS

Nine players this round.

Question 1:
Quote:

Name a U.S. state that borders Texas.



For 5 points:
Louisiana (2), Oklahoma (2), New Mexico (2), Arkansas (2)

Not accepted:
Colorado

Question 2:
Quote:

Name a city in Texas with a population greater than 200,000.



For 10 points:
Houston {2,009,690}, Fort Worth {585,122}, Plano {241,991}, Garland {218,027}

For 5 points:
Corpus Christi {279,208} (2 people), Dallas {1,208,318} (2 people)

Not Mentioned:
San Antonio {1,214,725}, Austin {672,011}, El Paso {584,113}, Arlington {355,007}, Lubbock {206,481}

Question 3:
Quote:

Name a professional sports team that plays its home games in Texas.



For 10 points:
San Antonio Spurs, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Aeros (American Hockey League)

For 5 points:
Houston Astros, Dallas Mavericks

Question 4:
Quote:

Name someone who has been governor of Texas at any time since 1970.



For 10 points:
Preston Smith {1969-1973}, Ann Richards {1991-1995}

For 5 points:
William P. Clements, Jr. {1979-1983, 1987-1991} (2 people), Mark White {1983-1987} (2 people), George W. Bush {1995-2000} (3 people)

Not Mentioned:
Dolph Briscoe {1973-1979}, Rick Perry {2000-present}

Question 5:
Quote:

Name an international airport in Texas.



For 10 points:
El Paso International, Amarillo International, Corpus Christi International, McAllen-Miller International, Austin-Bergstrom International

For 5 points:
Scholes International (Galveston) (2 people), Dallas-Fort Worth International (2 people)

Scores:
40: cinnam0n
40: ElfTwinkle

35: Julia103
35: mjohn620
30: beaker411
30: gatsby722
30: ozzz2002
25: littlewoman2
25: Santana2002

Congratulations everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#253083 - Mon Jan 31 2005 07:24 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
My apologies to anyone who was confused by the wording for #4. "Ulster" here is the Irish province broken up between the North and the South when Ireland was partitioned.

I probably won't have a chance to tally results until around 7 pm or so (Pacific Time) tomorrow, so the round'll close around then.

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#253084 - Tue Feb 01 2005 07:25 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8853
Loc: France
ROUND 31 NOW CLOSED

Don't have time to tally the scores just now, but will get it done early tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay & thanks for your patience.
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#253085 - Tue Feb 01 2005 08:45 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Posted the answers, lost the lot, it's 1.00, it will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry folks

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#253086 - Tue Feb 01 2005 08:59 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8853
Loc: France
ROUND 31 RESULTS

9 participants, thank you all.

1. A Painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

10 Points: L'été (Summer), The Cook, L'aria (air), The Librarian, Fire
5 Points: Jurist (from fish and meat) (2), L'acqua (water) (2)

2. One of the 'Lands' in Parc Disneyland, Paris. Walt Disney Studios is excluded, as is Main Street USA.

5 points: Fantasyland (2), Frontierland (2), Discoveryland (3), Adventureland (2)

3. Polygons are classified according to the number of sides they have, which equals the number of vertices. Give me the name of any polygon, and the number of sides it has.

10 Points: Dodecagon (12 sides), Heptagon (7 sides), Quadrilateral (4 sides), Triangle (3 sides), Triskaidecagon (13 sides), Decagon (10 sides), Pentagon (5 sides)
5 Points: Hexagon (6 sides)

4. Any published novel, humorous essay, sketch, fiction or poetry by Irish author John D(esmond) Sheridan.

10 Points: Include me Out, The Life of Reilly, My Hat Blew Off, God Made Little Apples, Stirabout Lane
5 Points: Bright Intervals (2), It Stands to Reason: The Intelligent Rabbit's Guide to Golf (2)

5. An electrical kitchen appliance.

10 Points: Crock pot/slow cooker, Griddle, Microwave, Can opener, Oven toaster, Stove
5 Points: Electric knife

THE SCORES

45 POINTS: ozzz2002, ElfTwinkle
40 POINTS: beaker, littlewoman, mjohn, julia
35 POINTS: LeoDaVinci
30 Points: Cinnam0n, Gatsby


Well done all, and a point each to our two winners.

Edited to correct two typo's.


Edited by Santana2002 (Tue Feb 01 2005 11:13 AM)
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#253087 - Tue Feb 01 2005 09:07 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 29 is now closed. Stay tuned for results.

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#253088 - Tue Feb 01 2005 09:44 PM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 29 Results

9 people participated this time around

1. A Full Length James Bond Novel
10: Casino Royale, Doctor No, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With the Golden Gun.
5: On Her Majesty's Secret Service(2), Thunderball (3)

Although "For Your Eyes Only" may technically be a collection of short stories, at least one edition currently for sale has "A James Bond Novel" sitting right on the front cover, so I decided to count it as a novel. If I hadn't restricted allowable answers to those featuring James Bond, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" would also have been acceptable.

2. A U.S. state with an Atlantic coastline
10: Delaware, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, Virginia
5: Maryland (2), Rhode Island (2)

Both the state with the longest (Florida) and shortest (New Hampshire) coastline went unmentioned.

3. An element of the periodic table beginning with A
10: Actinium, Aluminum
5: Antimony (2), Arsenic (3), Astatine (2)

Americium and Argon went unmentioned.

4. A County that is or was part of the Irish Ulster
10: Antrim, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Monaghan
5: Derry/Londonderry (2), Tyrone (2)

Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan are now part of the republic of Ireland, while the remaining 6 counties (including the unmentioned Armangh and Fermanagh) form what is now known as Northern Ireland.

5. A Scrabble tile worth at least 4 points in the English Language Edition
10: H, Y
5: J (2), K(5)

A high concentration of answers of K, especially considering there were 10 possible answers.

Total Scores:

45: Cinnam0n
40: gatsby722, littlewoman2, mjohn620
35: beaker411
30: Exit10, Julia103, ozzz2002
25: ElfTwinkle

Thanks for participating, everybody, and congratulations fo Cinnam0n!

(editted to fix excessive boldness)


Edited by kevinatilusa (Thu Feb 03 2005 05:16 PM)

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#253089 - Wed Feb 02 2005 12:30 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 28 Results

I must say...this one amazed me. Argh, I had to look up almost everything! But the answers were good and the research was fun. 8 players this time.

One Of The Children Who Took On The Monster Clown In Stephen King's "It"

For 10 points: William Denbrough ("Stuttering Bill"), Stanley Uris, Eddie Kasprak

For 5 points:
Richard ("Richie") Tozier(3), Ben Hanscom(2).

Left out were Beverly Marsh and Michael Hanlon.

One Of The Bill Of Rights

Remind me to never ask one like this again . For the whole list check here: www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html
I'll just give the right Amendment numbers. No desire to type all that stuff.

For 10 points:
#1, #3, #5, #9, #10

For 5 points:
#8(2)

One player was supposed to get back to me on that one - but didn't, as far as I know. If I missed the message updates can be made accordingly.

Name A Movie Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film In January 2005.

For 10 points:
"The Sea Inside" [Spain], "As It Is In Heaven" [Sweden]

For 5 points:
"The Chorus" (or "Les Choristes") [France](2), "Yesterday" [South Africa](2), "Downfall [Germany](2)

A Ball You Have To Inflate Before Using It

For 10 points:
Broomball ball, Slo-Mo ball (whatever in the world that is - but it's inflatable ), Football, Netball, Volleyball

For 5 points:
Beachball(3)

Songs From "Saturday Night Fever"

Lots of these to pick from.

For 10 points:
Manhattan Skyline (by David Shire), Open Sesame (by Kool & The Gang), Night Fever, Jive Talking, More Than A Woman (those last three all by The Bee Gees)

For 5 points:
A Fifth Of Beethoven (by Walter Murphy)(3)

Scores--->

ElfTwinkle, cinnamOn, Santana2002, mjohn620, littlewoman2 - all 40 points

ozzz2002, beaker411 - both 35 points

Julia103 - 30 points.

I'd say everyone did better than good! Congrats to our 5 winners.

Edited to fix an error I made wich did change the winner's list. Ooops.


Edited by gatsby722 (Thu Feb 03 2005 05:16 AM)
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#253090 - Wed Feb 02 2005 06:43 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Okay, let's try again.
Round 30 - 11 players

1. Name a type of dwelling

10 points: humpy, mud hut, mobile home, shanty, cave, longhouse, wigwam
5 points: Igloo (4)

Not mentioned: house, unit, apartment, flat, duplex, granny flat, castle, maisonette, tent, log cabin

2. Name a member of the Bush family

10 points: George W Bush, Jenna Bush, George H W Bush, India (the cat), Robin Bush dec'd 1953 (George W's sister)
5 points: Jeb Bush (2), George Prescott Bush (2), Barbara Bush (mother of George W) (2)

Not mentioned: Barbara Bush (twin sister of Jenna and daughter of George W), Laura (First Lady), Siblings - Neil, Marvin, Dorothy

3. Name a type of owl/frogmouth found in Australia

10 points: Tawny Frogmouth, Powerful Owl, Rufous Owl, Masked Owl
5 points: Boobook Owl (2), Barking Owl (3) , Sooty Owl (2)

Not mentioned: Barn Owl, Grass Owl, Marbled Frogmouth, Papuan Frogmouth

4. Name a celebrity who has their name attached or promoting a perfume.

10 points: Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Trump, Andre Agassi, Michael Jordan, Kate Moss
5 points: J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez) (3), Celine Dion (3),

Not mentioned: Britney Spears, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liz Hurley, Ashley Judd, MaryKate and Ashley Olsen plus stacks of others

5. Name a character from 'Animal Farm'

10 points: Snowball, Squealer, Boxer, Muriel, Old Major, Mr Jones, Pilkington
5 points: Napoleon (2), Benjamin (2)

Not mentioned: Mollie, Jessie, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Pilkington, Moses etc etc
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/animalfarm/characters.html

Scores
mjohn and kevin 50
Leo 45
Ozzz, Santana, Gats, Elftwinkle, Julia 35
Cinnam0n, Littlewoman, Beaker 30

Winners this week with perfect scores are mjohn and Kevin.

Wag of the week awards go to Ozzz and Leo for Mulberry Bush and Kate Bush respectively. Sorry guys, no extra points.

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#253091 - Thu Feb 03 2005 07:20 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
Engadine Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 08 2004
Posts: 3609
Loc: Sth East Qld Australia      
Gidday all!

I know I said I'd post results for, gasp , Round 21 on January 26, but, well, I didn't !

Have not been 100% and shall apologies profusely and post now !

In those inimitable words, as quoted in his answers by Ozzz,Bewdy Newk!

(I ended up making this one rather difficult for everyone, including myself! The scoring was simple enough for me as I have reduced brain capacity at the mo' - not too crash hot, sorry!)

Anyway, eight players took part and most did exceptionally well!

1) In the Australian vernacular (strine) who or what is Auntie?
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2) If you finish something particularly difficult on your first go, what, in the Australian vernacular, are you said to be?
Arsey
3) In the Australian vernacular, what is "aerial ping-pong"?
Australian Rules Football
4) If you're "cactus" in the Australian vernacular, you're what?
Dead
5) In the Australian vernacular, if you "come a gutser", what's happened to you?
You've had an accident

And the Winners (in alpha order) . . .
Cinnam0n, ElfTwinkle, Exit10, Ozzz2002, Santana22
Congrats all, with perfect scores of 50 Points!
Gatsby 40 Points
JaneMarple 20 Points
MJohn 10 Points
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#253092 - Wed Feb 09 2005 08:31 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Ok I know they are a little late but here's the results for the January rounds! Every player who came in the top group each day got one point

Our winner is:

12 = CinnamOm

And here are the other results!

11 = ElfTwinkle
8 = Ozzz2002
6 = mjohn620
4 = OnlyTrivia
3 = Beaker411
3 = Exit10
3 - Kevinatilusa
3 = Santana
2 = Gatsby722
2 = LeoDavinci
2 = Manvinder
1 = Julia103
1 = Justanobody
1 = Littlewoman
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#253093 - Thu Feb 10 2005 06:56 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Congrats Cinnam0n!

We'll all be on your tail now.

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#253094 - Thu Feb 10 2005 08:04 AM Re: January 2005 Trivia!
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6745
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Thanks, Exit! But if you look at my February scores so far, you'll find you don't have much to worry about at this point...

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