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#255609 - Thu Feb 10 2005 02:46 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
JaneMarple Offline
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Round eight now closed! Answers shortley!
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#255610 - Thu Feb 10 2005 03:33 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Question 1 –A chocolate included in Mars Celebrations selection
For 10 points:
Malteasers, Snickers, Bounty,
For 5 points:
3 Musketeers (2) , Dove (2)
Not mentioned
Milky Way, Galaxy, Mars, and more. I discovered there is two types of “Celebrations” – in the UK and the US! Very confusing!

Question 2 – A song from the musical Cats, either from the DVD or the stage shows
For 10 points:
Growl Tigers Last Stand (In the stage shows but not in the DVD as Sir John Mills was too old for the energetic dancing) Jellicle Ball, Moments of Happiness, Memory,
For 5 points:
Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat (3),
Not mentioned
Magical Mr Mistofflees, Macavity, The Rum Tum Tugger, and more! Wonderful and different musical!

Question 3 – A manufacturer of jigsaw
For 10 points:
Sure-Loc, Ravensburger, Milton Bradley, Parker Hilton, Ryobi, Mordillo, Northern Games Company Ltd.
For 5 points:

Not mentioned
Holdsons, Piatnik, Jumbo, Wrebbit Games and Toys Inc for Farana Maroc, Schmid, Crown, Wild Horse, BePuzzled, MB (, Buffalo Games, Murfett Regency, Waddingtons, Arrow, Spears Games, , Golden Guild, Oz Jigsaw Puzzles, Roseart, Excel, Firefly

Question 4 – One of the seven dwarves from Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”
For 10 points:
Happy, Sneezy, Bashful
For 5 points:
Doc (2), Sleepy (2),
Not mentioned
Dopey, Grumpy,

Question 5 – And finally, tell me a type of embroidery stitch!
For 10 points:
Bean Stitch, Whipped stem stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, chain stitch, Basting Stitch, Blanket stitch,
For 5 points:

Not mentioned
Cross stitch, long stitch, back stitch and more!

Seven people played!
SCORES
Santana . . . 50
Beaker . . . 45
ElfTwinkle . . .45
Littlewoman . . . 45
Ozzz . . . 45

Gatsby . . .40
CinnamOm . . . 35
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#255611 - Thu Feb 10 2005 05:31 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Julia103 Offline
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Round 10

Name:
1. A museum in New York City

2. A singer who recorded a song with “New York” in the title (Please give both the singer and song name.)

3. A professional sports team currently based in New York City (or with New York in the team name)

4. A medalist in the 2004 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating final

5. One of the five boroughs in New York City


Edited by Julia103 (Thu Feb 10 2005 05:33 AM)

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#255612 - Thu Feb 10 2005 09:28 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
JaneMarple Offline
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CHANGE OF SCORES!

Sorry...I made a mistake in calculating, here are revised scores!
SCORES
Santana . . . 45
Beaker . . . 45
Littlewoman . . . 45
Ozzz . . . 45

ElfTwinkle . . .40
Gatsby . . .40
CinnamOm . . . 35
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#255613 - Fri Feb 11 2005 04:48 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Gatsby722 Offline
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Uh oh! My buddy Engadine is still not feeling well and I just learned that I'm up again. I don't mind but I'm not prepared at all. Round 11 may be a tad late - bear with. I'll hurry as much as this old turtle can. Just kidding. I'm not that old .
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#255614 - Fri Feb 11 2005 06:38 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Gatsby722 Offline
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OK. Here we have...

Round 11:

1. John Irving created a very interesting family in his novel "The Hotel New Hampshire". Name a member of the Berry family there.

2. Name a waltz composed by Johann Strauss, Jr.

3. Pick a famous woman named Jessica, past or present.

4. Name one of Playboy magazine's "Playmate Of The Year" since 1997. (Give their birth country, too)

5. An item you might have in the trunk of your car.
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#255615 - Fri Feb 11 2005 10:15 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
ChrisSchu Offline
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Round 9 is now closed.
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#255616 - Fri Feb 11 2005 10:27 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Gatsby722 Offline
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And I could have asked who was People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" from 1997 on. Is that any worse? Let's not get all sexist about this. They are just Playmates. And I don't know a one or a look at any of them.

Just to clear that up.
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#255617 - Fri Feb 11 2005 10:44 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Santana2002 Offline
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Perhaps we aught to ask for the homliest housekeeper, or the rudest TV presenter as well ? I've no problem with the question in the spirit of the game.
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#255618 - Fri Feb 11 2005 11:46 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
ChrisSchu Offline
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ROUND 9 RESULTS

Eleven people played this round!

Question 1:
Quote:

Name one of the properties in the US version of the game of Monopoly (not any regional or special editions) that is on the top of the board, if the “GO” space is on the lower-right hand side.



For 10 points:
Water Works, Kentucky Avenue, Ventnor Avenue

For 5 points:
Illinois Avenue (2 people), Atlantic Avenue (4 people), Marvin Gardens (2 people)

Not mentioned:
Indiana Ave., B&O Railroad

Question 2:
Quote:

Name one of the Teams from the sixth season of The Amazing Race.



For 10 points:
Meredith & Maria, Gus & Hera, Freddy & Kendra, Don & Mary Jean

For 5 points:
Lori & Bolo (3 people), Kris & Jon (2 people), Jonathan & Victoria (2 people)

Question 3:
Quote:

In the US version of Scrabble, name a letter that appears on at least four tiles.



For 10 points:
D, I, U, O

For 5 points:
E (3 people), L (2 People), A (2 people)

Not mentioned:
R, N, S, T

Question 4:
Quote:

Name one of the signs of the Zodiac.



For 10 points:
Virgo, Sagittarius, Aries, Leo

For 5 points:
Cancer (2), Capricorn (2), Libra (3)

Question 5:
Quote:

Since Valentine's Day is coming up, name something you would give your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.



For 10 points:
Dinner out
A matched set of your house keys
An engagement ring
Silk boxers with "I Love You" printed on them
An early night;)
A massage
A lemon cheesecake with whipped cream on top
A headache
A Kiss
Flowers
Hershey's Kisses

Everybody gets 10 points!

Scores:
45: achernar
40: cinnam0n
40: ozzz2002
40: elftwinkle
35: gatsby722
35: JaneMarple
35: Santana2002
35: beaker411
35: SRSTrekker
35: Kuu
30: littlewoman2
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#255619 - Sat Feb 12 2005 10:44 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Trivia Rounds - February: Round 7 (Feb. 7th) RESULTS: 7 players participated


QUESTION 1
Quote:

Name a character in the comic strip Family Circle (aka Family Circus)




10 points: Thel (Mom), Bill (Dad), P.J., Jeffy, Billy, Kittykat (cat), Barfy (dog)

5 points: Everybody scored 10 points

Not mentioned: Dolly, Grandma, Snert (dog)


QUESTION 2
Quote:

Name a song from ACT II of the musical You're A Good Man Charlie Brown




10 points: Happiness, Little Known Facts, Glee Club Rehearsal, Suppertime, *Bridge To Glee Club Rehearsal

5 points: The Baseball Game (2)

Not mentioned: The Red Baron, Rabbit Chasing, Baseball Tag, Crabbiness Survey, Quick Changes, and others

*Note: Bridge to Glee Club Rehearsal was an iffy answer in my mind (I don't think it is actually a song, but rather a musical interlude with no words between songs) --- I accepted it as a valid answer because it is listed on at least one website)


QUESTION 3
Quote:

Name a song on Dan Fogelberg's High Country Snows album




10 points: Wolf Creek, Go Down Easy, Think Of What You've Done, Wandering Shepherds. The Outlaw

5 points: Down The Road (2)

Not mentioned: Mountain Pass, Sutter's Mill, High Country Snows, Shallow Rivers, Higher You Climb


QUESTION 4
Quote:

Deion Branch won Superbowl XXXIX's MVP award for his performance in the game played on Feb. 6th/last night --- in the 39 year history of the NFL only 4 players have ever been chosen MVP of 2 or more Superbowl games. Name one of the 4 who have won the Superbowl game MVP award more than once




10 points: Tom Brady ((New England Patriots --- Superbowl XXXVI/2002 & Superbowl XXXVIII/2004), Terry Bradshaw (Pittsburgh Steelers --- Superbowl XIII/1979 & Superbowl XIV/1980)

5 points: Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers --- Superbowl I/1967 & Superbowl II/1968) (2), Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers --- Superbowl XVI/1982, Superbowl XIX/1985 & Superbowl XXIV/1990) (3)

Not Mentioned: all were mentioned


QUESTION 5
Quote:

Name a book written by Pierre Berton




10 points: Cats I've Known And Loved, Vimy, Niagra, The Invasion Of Canada, The Men In Sheepskin Coats, Farewell To The 20th Century, Pierre and Jane Berton's Canadian Food Guide

5 points: Everyone scored 10 points

Not Mentioned: Pierre Berton (1920-2004) was one of Canada’s most popular and prolific authors. From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his fifty books are now Canadian classics --- among those not mentioned: My Times, 1967, Worth Repeating, The National Dream, The Last Spike, Flames Across The Border, Klondike, The Arctic Grail, Welcome To The 21st Century, The Secret World Of Og, The Great Depression, The Promised Land, My Country, Marching As To War, The Joy Of Writing, Prisoners Of The North, and For The Love Of History

Results

santana2002: 50 points

cinnam0n: 45 points
gatsby722: 45 points
mjohn620: 45 points

beaker411: 40 points
Ozzz2002: 40 points
littlewoman2: 40 points


Congratulations to Santana2002 who collects a point for this round.

Thanks for playing everyone!

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#255620 - Sat Feb 12 2005 03:57 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Julia103 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 15 2003
Posts: 713
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 10 is now closed. Results in a few hours.

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#255621 - Sun Feb 13 2005 07:12 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 13 (Sunday 13 February)

Name:
1. A watch brand in the luxury range (that is the very top end of the market)

2. A flightless bird

3. A country bordering China

4. A fruit starting with the letter 'p'

5. A non-childrens novel written by Ruth Park (with no collaborations)

Good luck!

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#255622 - Sun Feb 13 2005 08:10 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Julia103 Offline
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Posts: 713
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Round 10 results

Sorry, this took longer than I expected.

1. A museum in New York City
10 points:

The Cloisters
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Museum of the American Piano
Museum of the City of New York
Ukrainian Museum
5 points:
Museum of Jewish Heritage (2)
There are over 100 museums in New York. The most well known among those not mentioned are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Natural History.

2. A singer who recorded a song with “New York” in the title (Please give both the singer and song name.)
I was asking for specific singers, but decided to accept the names of singing groups as well.
10 points:
Steve Earle (“New York City”)
Manhattan Transfer (“Boy from New York City”)
Liza Minelli (“New York, New York’)
Sting (“Englishman in New York”)
U2 (“New York”)
Gino Vanelli (“Son of a New York Gun”)
5 points:
Billy Joel (“New York State of Mind”) (2)
New York is a very popular theme for songs. There are too many to list those not mentioned.

3. A professional sports team currently based in New York City (or with New York in the team name)
10 points

New York Dazzles (women’s professional football)
New York Dragons (indoor football)
New York Islanders (hockey)
New York Liberty (women’s basketball)
New York Mets (baseball)
Staten Island Xtreme (indoor football)
5 points:
New York Jets (football) (2)
Not mentioned: New York Yankees (baseball), New York Knicks (basketball), New York Rangers (hockey), New York Giants (football)
Both the Jets and the Giants actually play in New Jersey.

4. A medalist in the 2004 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating final
10 points:

Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao (pairs gold medal)
Maria Petrova (pairs silver medal with Alexei Tikhonov)
Evgeny Plushenko (men’s gold medal)
Chengjiang Li (men’s bronze medal)
Joannie Rochette (women’s bronze medal)
5 points:
Jeffrey Buttle (men’s silver medal) (2)
Not allowed: Meryl Davis. She was in the Junior Grand Prix which is a separate event.
Not mentioned:
Irina Slutskaya (women’s gold medal), Shizuka Arakawa (women’s silver medal), Qing Pang and Jian Tong (pairs bronze medal), Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov (dance gold medal), Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto (dance silver medal), Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski (dance bronze medal)

5. One of the five boroughs of New York City
10 points:

Manhattan, Staten Island
5 points:
The Bronx (2), Queens (3)
No one mentioned Brooklyn. If Brooklyn were a separate city it would be the fourth largest in the United States (population 2.3 million)


ElfTwinkle 45
Littlewoman2 45
Ozzz2002 45

Cinnam0n 40
Santana2002 40

Beaker411 35
Exit10 35
Gatsby722 35


Thanks for playing!

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#255623 - Sun Feb 13 2005 02:50 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
kevinatilusa Offline
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Round 12 Questions

Another fortnight, another late round from me. This one will probably close Tuesday Night after I get home.

Name:

1. A Scottish locale that has officially earned the status of "City" (as decreed by the Queen).
2. A play by Arthur Miller.
3. A U.S. State bordering Missouri.
4. One of the 7 Catholic Sacraments
5. A post World War II Chancellor of Germany (West, East, or United Germany is fine)

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#255624 - Mon Feb 14 2005 03:00 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
ROUND 11 RESULTS

I really did throw this one together in a hurry, folks. 9 people played resulting in 3 ultimate winners. But, again, the scores were very close!

Name One Of The Berry Family Members In John Irving's Novel "Hotel New Hampshire"

You got them all, including one I'd forgotten about! The book was very eccentric (typical Irving) and it did explore some unsavory areas.

For 10 points: 'Egg' Berry [the tot], Win Berry [the Dad who liked bears and went blind], Mrs. Berry, Iowa Bob [the Grandpa killed in the plane crash], Frank Berry [rape victim], John Berry, Frannie Berry [and I won't even address her and her brother John's relationship...].

For 5 points: Lilly Berry [the sister who never grew tall](2)

A Waltz By Johann Strauss, Jr.

There are SO many of these! If you think I'm going to type them all you've either not had enough coffee today or way too much . I'd give a link but you all seemed to find the right places to research already.

For 10 points: Acceleration Waltz, Weiner Blut Op. 354, Vienna Life, Seid Umschlungen - Millianen Op. 443 (that one threw me as that title is generally associated with Beethoven but Strauss had one, too), Tales From The Vienna Woods.

For 5 points: Emperor Waltz(2), Perpetual Motion(2).

A Famous Jessica

For 10 points: Jessica Mitford (she wrote the book "The American Way of Death"), Jessica Bowman (she played young Colleen in TV's "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" from 1995 until 1998), Jessica Galberty (an artist in the fantasy genre), Jessica Lange (Oscar winning actress), Jessica Williams (she a jazz pianist and composer).

For 5 points: Jessica Tandy (another Oscar winning actress)(2), Jessica Alba (star ov the TV show "Dark Angel")(2).

One Of Playboy's 'Playmates Of The Year' Since 1997

I must add on this one that I didn't have to look at one wildly endowed naked human on this one while researching. Good thing, since I only read the articles anyway .

For 10 points: Darlene Kurtis (2004), Karen McDougal (1998), Brande Roderick (what are the odds that her parents really named her that?) (2001).

For 5 points: Heather Kozar (1998)(3), Carmella DeCesare (2003)(3).

Yikes. Those are all from America!

Things You Might Find In The Trunk Of Your Car

OK, so maybe it is called a 'boot', too. Maybe, by the time I'm 153, I'll have all the Aussie vernacular down pat

For 10 points: A dead body? (someone is having a testy spouse! ), Fire extinguisher, A jack, A tool box, An empty folding crate (for groceries), Motor oil, An umbrella.

For 5 points: Kitty litter (for traction when it's slippery)(2).

Red carpet rolled! Now for the...

Winners List:

Blinkybill, cinnamOn, Santana2002 - all 45 points!

Exit10, ozzz2002, littlewoman2 - all 40 points!

ElfTwinkle, Julia103, Kuu - all 35 points.

Well done, everyone!! And a point and my thanks to our three winners for getting a point this time.

Thanks to all for joining in.
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#255625 - Mon Feb 14 2005 06:05 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Santana2002 Offline
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Posts: 8850
Loc: France
ROUND 14 - St Valentine's Round

Please name for me:

1. A famous 'Valentine' (actor, author, celebrity, whatever....)
2. A shade of red
3. A type of food considered to have aphrodisiac properties
4. A Valentine Tradition/custom
5. An image you might find on a St Valentine's Day card

Have a very rosemantic day.
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#255626 - Tue Feb 15 2005 09:56 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Posts: 12086
Loc: Ontario Canada
Welcome to another round of: The Tuesday questions!

So without further ado, I give you:
Round XV - Tuesday February 15th, 2005.
Quote:


The Questions:

1. Name an original gate of Jerusalem's old city...
2. Name a horned dinosaur (with horns on its HEAD)...
3. Name a Swedish monarch of the house of Vasa...
4. Name a country that used to be a part of Yugoslavia...
5. Name a language that is written from right to left...





Good luck and have a great week!
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#255627 - Tue Feb 15 2005 11:32 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 12 is now closed. Stay tuned for results.

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#255628 - Wed Feb 16 2005 12:12 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
ROUND 12 RESULTS

8 participants, 40 correct answers. Nice job!

1. An official Scottish City
10: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling
5: Aberdeen (2), Dundee (3)
Not mentioned: Inverness

The United Kingdom is unique in that the term "City" has a meaning apart from just being large in population -- status as a city is conferred by Royal Charter in recognition of regional, national, or historical significance. Thus Stirling (population only 39,000) is a city while Paisley (population 80,000) is not. A full list of British cities can be found at this site , and this other site goes into more detail on the Scottish cities.

2: An Arthur Miller Play
10: A View from the Bridge, Broken Glass, Elegy for a Lady, Incident at Vichy, The Misfits, The Ride Down Mount Morgan
5: Playing for Time (2)
Not mentioned: Lots of plays, most notable "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible"

Arthur Miller passed away last week at the age of 89, leaving a vast and fascinating body of work to be read, performed, and watched by future generations.

3: A State Bordering Missouri
10: Nebraska, Oklahoma
5: Arkansas (2), Kansas (2), Tennessee (2)
Not Mentioned: Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky

Missouri and Tennessee each border 8 states, more than any other state. Kentucky is close behind at 7, and Maine (1), Alaska (0) and Hawaii (0) bring up the rear.

4: A Catholic Sacrament
10: Anointing of the Sick, Baptism, Marriage
5: Confirmation (2), Holy Orders (3)
Not Mentioned: Eucharist/Communion, Confession.

Interesting that the "everyday" (or "every week" sacraments turned out to be the unmentioned ones).

5: A German Chancellor
10: Ludwig Ehrhard, Kurt Kiesinger
5: Willy Brandt (4), Helmut Kohl (2)
Other Answers: Quite a few, including Gerhard Schröder, the current Chancellor

I made a booboo on this one, as East Germany didn't have a "Chancellor" post World War II (I guess the most closely related post would be "General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party"). Everybody answered West German chancellors anyway, so the situation didn't really become a problem.

Total Scores
45: ozzz2002
40: Julia103
35: beaker411, Cinnam0n, gatsby722, littlewoman2
30: Santana2002
25: ElfTwinkle

Thanks to everybody who participated, and congratulations ozzz2002!

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#255629 - Wed Feb 16 2005 06:39 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Results for Round 13 (Sunday 13 February) 11 players

1. 1. A watch brand in the luxury range (that is the very top end of the market)

10 Points: Omega, Baume and Mercier, Blancpain, Leonard
5 Points: Rolex (5), Cartier (2),

Myths about Rolex:
- Rolex are individually handmade watches--Most Rolex watches are mass-produced by highly efficient factory machines using a number of techniques pioneered and patented by Rolex. Rolex makes in the vicinity of 1,000,000 watches a year. They do have some very high end models and special editions that are handcrafted.
- Rolex are the most accurate watches in the world--Completely untrue. A $25 Casio will tell time just as well if not better. Spending thousands of dollars on a watch buys you the additional jewelry features of the watch. It does not buy you a more accurate timepiece.
- A Rolex watch takes a year to make--While Rolex has claimed this in their advertising, they have never explained any tangible basis for this claim. This is meaningless advertising fluff to give the romantic illusion that there is a craftsman laboring over your watch for a year to bring it to perfection. This is intended to obscure the fact that they are really mass-produced.
- Rolex watches are a good buy because they have a high resale value--While they do sell used at a higher percentage of their original retail price than many other brands, that does not mean they are always good investments or safer purchases than other watches. You WILL lose money on almost any watch--Rolex or otherwise--you purchase new and later resell.

There are various categories of luxury - high end, luxury, pseudo luxury and basic luxury.

Not mentioned: Too many but Breitling, Ebel, A Lange and Sohne, Alain Silberstein, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Franck Muller, JLC, Parmigiani, Patek Phillipe, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Baume & Mercier, Raymond Weil, Tag Heuer,Epos, Fortis, Movado, Oris,


2. A flightless bird

10 Points: chinstrap penguin, gentoo penguin, Tasmanian native hen, fairy penguin
5 Points: ostrich (2), kakapo (3), rhea (2)

Not mentioned: emu, cassowary, kiwi and all the other breeds of penguins. Moa, dinornis and dodo may have been accepted.


3. Name a country bordering China.

10 Points: Russia, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Afghanistan
5 Points: Laos (3), Bhutan (2),

Rejected - Tibet is part of China.
Not mentioned: Myanmar, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam


4. A fruit starting with the letter 'p'

10 Points: passionfruit, pomegranate, pomelo, pear, persimmon, peach,
5 Points: pitahaya (2), pawpaw (2)

Not allowed: Pumpkin. It is part of the squash family. Although recipes call for pumpkin fruit it is not regarded as such. On the opposite side tomatoes are referred to as Vegetable fruits.

Not mentioned: plum, papaya, pineapple etc.


5. A non-childrens novel written by Ruth Park (with no collaborations)

10 Points: Missus, Fishing in the Styx, The Witch's Thorn
5 Points: Poor Mans Orange (2), Dear Hearts and Gentle People (2), A Power of Roses (3)

Disallowed: A Ship's Cat - I asked for a non-childrens novel.
Not mentioned: Too numerous but prominent ones are The Harp in the South, A Fence Around the Cuckoo, etc.


Scores:
45 Cinnam0n
40 Kuu
35 Beaker, Blinkybill, Elftwinkle, ozzz, achernar
30 Santana, Littlewoman
25 Gats, Julia

Congrats to Cinnam0n and thanks for playing.

Edited to reflect score change.


Edited by Exit10 (Wed Feb 16 2005 07:29 AM)

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#255630 - Thu Feb 17 2005 02:20 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I am sorry that I forgot to post my questions yesterday. I will post them within half an hour.

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#255631 - Thu Feb 17 2005 02:31 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Kuu Offline
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OK, I found my list which is lucky as I have a very disorganized desk.

ROUND 16

Quote:

1) A character from the 1979 movie "Alien"
2) A member of the UN starting with A
3) A President of the USA whose first name was James
4) A cartoon rabbit
5) A Star Trek character who is half-human



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#255632 - Fri Feb 18 2005 07:28 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Loc: France
ROUND 14 RESULTS

1. A famous 'Valentine' (actor, author, celebrity, whatever....)

10 points: Rob Valentine (Lord Mayor of Hobart), Karen Valentine (Actress "Room 222"), Valentine Pelka (Actor "The Pianist"), Mike Valentine (Engineer of Radar detection), Scott Valentine (Actor), Joseph Valentine (Cinematographer), Bobby Valentine (Major League Baseball), Ellis Clarence Valentine (Major League Baseball)
5 Points: Saint Valentine (2)

2. A shade of red

10 Points: Carmine, Pink, Garnet, Cerise, Fire Engine Red, Maroon, Crimson, Radical Red
5 Points: Scarlet (2)

3. A type of food considered to have aphrodisiac properties

10 Points: Asparagus, Maca Root (from Peru), Strawberries, Walnuts, Bananas
5 Points: Chocolate (2), Oysters (3)

4. A Valentine Tradition/custom

10 Points: Children exchanging cards with classmates, Giving your sweetheart chocolates, Offering your love flowers, Japanese "Giri-Choko" (Duty Chocolates), Reading love poems, Greeting in the newspaper, making/distributing cards for all the children in ones elementary school class

5 points: Proposing (3)

5. An image you might find on a St Valentine's Day card

10 Points: Two people kissing, Heart, An arrow (from cupid's quiver) Pepe le Pew, "A cute widdle teddy bear"

5 Points: Cupid (5)

SCORES

50 Points: Littlewoman, ElfTwinkle, Cinnam0n
45 Points: Gatsby, wajo
40 Points: Julia, ChrisSchu
35 Points: ozzz2002, beaker
25 Points: JaneMarple

Congratulations to our 3 winners and thanks everyone for playing.
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#255633 - Fri Feb 18 2005 03:55 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Round XV is closed. Due to mid-terms, results may be delayed...

Sorry, but I gotta pass these...
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