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#255659 - Thu Feb 24 2005 01:24 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
ElfTwinkle Offline
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Round 21 is closed --- results shortly.

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#255660 - Thu Feb 24 2005 02:40 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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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 Shoe




10 points: Shoe (the taskmaster), Senator Batson D. Belfry (the beltway blowhard), Wiz (The Merlin of Motherboards), Roz (who feeds them all second-class food and first class putdowns), Loon (whose air rights or more accurately 'wrongs' have set flight back a thousand years), Perfesser Cosmo Fishhawk (the over-educated underachiever)

5 points: Irving Seagull (fixer extraordinaire) (2)

Not Mentioned: Skylar (the under-educated overachiever)

Not Accepted: Fred --- I can't find Fred listed as a character in the comic strip Shoe --- however, if the person who submitted this answer provides me with a valid link supporting their answer I will gladly adjust their score accordingly.


QUESTION 2
Quote:

Name a song from the musical The Wizard Of Oz




10 points: As The Mayor Of Munchkin City; March Of The Winkies; Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead; The Merry Old Land Of Oz; Follow The Yellow Brick Road; If I Were King Of The Forest; Come Out, Come Out

5 points: If I Only Had A Brain/heart/nerve (2)



QUESTION 3
Quote:

Name a song on Chris Deburghe's Into The Light album




10 points: Lady In Red, What About Me, The Leader

5 points: Fire On The Water (2), The Vision (2), For Rosanna (2)

Not mentioned: Last Night, The Ballroom Of Romance, Say Goodbye To It All, The Spirit Of Man, Fatal Hesitation, One Word (Straight To The Heart)

QUESTION 4
Quote:

A team that has advanced to Round 2 of the AFL/Australian Fottball League Wizard Cup (See Wizard Cup Week 2 Thread in the Tipping Comps forum for help with this one)




10 points: Kangaroos, St. Kilda Saints, West Coast Eagles

5 points: Port Adelaide Power, Collingwood Magpies, Carlton Blues

Not Mentioned: Western Bulldogs, Melbourne Demons


QUESTION 5
Quote:

Name a book written by Beatrix Potter




10 points: The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, The Tale Of Mrs. Tittlemouse. The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers, The Tale Of Johnny Town-mouse, Dear Ivy Dear Jane

5 points: The Tale Of Jemmima Puddleduck (2), The Tale Of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle

Not Mentioned: There were over 30 books to choose from --- list of books can be found here

Results

beaker411, ozzz2002, and santana2002: 45 points

cinnam0n: 40 points
julia103: 40 points
littlewoman2: 40 points

gatsby722: 35 points

Exit 10: 30 points

mjohn620: 25 points



Congratulations to beaker411, ozzz2002, and santana2002 who each collect a point for this round.

Thanks for playing everyone!

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#255661 - Thu Feb 24 2005 04:57 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
JaneMarple Offline
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Results in five minutes! Also, could the regular Quiz Hosts please confirm they are OK with the March roster. LittleWoman is going to help out Gatsby I believe
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#255662 - Thu Feb 24 2005 05:17 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Round 22!
Q1 – A television Detective
For ten points:
Kojak, Det. Baldwin Jones (NYPD Blue), Bony, Amos Burke (Burke’s Law), Bill McCoy (Wildside) Longstreet, Monk, Poirot, Inspector Lynley, Robert Macall, Commissaris Piet van der Valk , Lieutenant (Frank ?) Columbo, Detective Inspector William 'Jack' Frost
Everybody got ten points!
Not mentioned:
Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Sherlock Holmes and more!


Q2 – A sport that is done in or on water
For ten points:
Yacht Racing, Water polo, White water rafting, snorkelling, surfing, Barefoot Water-skiing, canoe polo, Rowing,
For five points:
synchronised swimming (3) Water Ski-ing (2),
Not mentioned:
Diving, swimming (normal!) Fishing and more


Q3 – A lead character in any fairy tales (as in the name of the Character in the title eg. Snow White)
For ten points:
Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Rose Red, The Gingerbread Man, Fundevogel, Cinderella,
For five points:
Jack (and the Beanstalk) (5), Rumpelstiltskin (2)
Not mentioned:
Alice (in wonderland) Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood and so many more! Wonder why Jack was so popular?


Q4 – A type of fruit
For ten points:
Pineapple, Avocado, Ugli, Plum, Persimmon, Grape, Mango, Pomegranate, Starfruit, Fig, Pawpaw,
For five points:
Apple (2),
Not mentioned:
Orange, Banana Peach and more!


Q5 – A type of vegetable
For ten points:
Marrow, Turnip, Okra, Sweet Potato, Egg Plant, Asparagus, Cauliflower. Kohlrabi, Lettuce,
For five points:
Collared Greens (2), Parsnip (2)
Not mentioned:
Pea, Carrot Cabbage, and more!


SCORES- 13 people took Part!
Gatsby – 50
Santana – 50
Kuu – 50

Ozzz – 45
LittleWoman – 45
CinnamOm – 45
Exit – 45
Elf - 45
Beaker – 45

Gemini 19 – 40
Mjohn – 40

Wajo – 35
Julia103 – 30

Well done to everybody and especially to our THREE winners!
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#255663 - Thu Feb 24 2005 05:29 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Julia103 Offline
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Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 24

Name:
1. A detective created by Agatha Christie
2. A type of fabric
3. A color in the rainbow
4. A country represented in the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
5. A museum in London

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#255664 - Fri Feb 25 2005 07:53 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Posts: 5659
Loc: Alabama USA
Hi, everyone. I will be filling in for Engadine as Gatsby's Friday buddy for awhile. Here are today's questions:

Round 25

1. Name one of the eight U.S. Presidents who died while in office.
2. U.S. postage stamps in the Legends of Hollywood Series have honored 10 icons in classic film entertainment. Name one of those 10 honorees.
3. Name a novel with a title that consists of a character’s first and last name only (for example, John Doe). Please give the author's name also.
4. Name a line on London's Underground (the Tube).
5. Name a character on "The Andy Griffith Show."

Good luck! If anyone has any questions, just send me a PM. I'll post results sometime Sunday.

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#255665 - Fri Feb 25 2005 10:41 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Round 23 is now closed.
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#255666 - Fri Feb 25 2005 11:16 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
ChrisSchu Offline
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Round 23 Results

Eight people played this round.

Question 1:
Quote:

Name someone who has won a million-dollar prize on the US version of Survivor.



For 10 points:
Sandra Diaz-Twine, Ethan Zohn, Chris Daugherty

For 5 points:
Tina Wesson (2 people), Richard Hatch (3 people)

Not mentioned:
Vecepia Towery, Brian Heidik, Jenna Morasca, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Amber Brkich, Rupert Boneham

Question 2:
Quote:

The Westminster Kennel Club divides all recognized breeds into seven groups. Name one of these groups.



For 10 points:
Hound, Herding, Working, Sporting

For 5 points:
Toy (2 people), Terrier(2 people)

Not Mentioned:
Non-Sporting

Question 3:
Quote:

Name a moderator of these forums.



For 10 points:
DakotaNorth, Leau78, ozzz2002, Sue943, Linda1, Fjohn

For 5 points:
gtho4 (2 people)

Not Mentioned:
bloomsby, Copago, crisw, Exit10, gatsby722, ladymacb29, Linda1, MollyGrue, oleg_mcnoleg, Sypher, Terry, TabbyTom

Question 4:
Quote:

Name someone who has won the Tour de France at least three times.



For 10 points:
Louison Bobet

For 5 points:
Lance Armstrong (2 people), Bernauld Hinault (2 people), Phillipe Thys (3 people)

Not Mentioned:
Greg LeMond, Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil

Question 5:
Quote:

Name one component of Microsoft Office.



For 10 points:
Outlook, Publisher, Web Folders, Conversion/Import Fillers for Works

For 5 points:
Powerpoint (2 people), Excel (2 people)

Scores:

40: gatsby722
40: cinnam0n
40: ozzz2002

35: Kuu
35: littlewoman2
35: beaker411
35: ElfTwinkle
30: Julia103

Congratulations everybody!
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#255667 - Sat Feb 26 2005 10:48 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Julia103 Offline
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Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 24 is now closed. Answers in a few hours.

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#255668 - Sat Feb 26 2005 01:50 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Julia103 Offline
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Posts: 714
Loc: Baltimore
Maryland USA
Round 25 Results

1. A detective created by Agatha Christie
5 points:
Tommy Beresford (2), Prudence (Tuppence) Beresford (2), Hercule Poirot (2), Parker Pyne (2), Harley Quin (2)
No one chose Miss Marple!
I would also have accepted Ariadne Oliver and Superintendent Battle.

2. A type of fabric
10 points:
aida, broadcloth, chintz, fleece, ramie, silk, spandex, tweed
5 points: denim (2)
Lots of others to choose from: cotton, linen, nylon, canvas, burlap...

3. A color in the rainbow
10 points:
red, yellow
5 points: orange (4), green (2), indigo (2)
Not mentioned: blue, violet

4. A country represented in the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
10 points:
United States, Japan
5 points: Canada (2), China (2), Mexico (3)
Disallowed: Russia. The four continents referred to in the name of the competition are North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Russia is considered a European country and is not part of this competition.
Other countries that competed in the 2005 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Kazakstan and Uzbekistan

5. A museum in London
10 points for everyone!
: London Fire Brigade Museum, Natural History Museum, Bank of England Museum, Theatre Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Victoria & Albert, Madame Tussauds, London Motorcycle Museum, Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood
No one mentioned the British Museum or the Museum of London (among many others)

This was a close game:
40 points: Gatsby722, Jane Marple, Santana2002
35 points: beaker411, cinnam0n, ElfTwinkle, Exit10, Littlewoman2, ozzz2002 30 points: gemini19


Thanks to everyone for playing.

Edited to get rid of an unwanted space between lines.


Edited by Julia103 (Sat Feb 26 2005 01:57 PM)

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#255669 - Sat Feb 26 2005 02:52 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Posts: 12097
Loc: Ontario Canada
Round XV - February 15th, 2005...

The Results!

9 people played this round...

Question I: Name an original gate of Jerusalem's old city...
For 10 points: Lion's Gate/St. Stephen's Gate, Herod's Gate
For 5 points: Dung Gate (2), Damascus Gate/Northern Gate (4)
Almost Not Accepted: The Triple Gate (It'll get 5 points), as this was a gate to the Temple Mount, and not into the city, as I requested.
Not mentioned: Jaffa Gate, Golden Gate and the Zion Gate
These gates were originally built by King Herod, and rebuilt by Suleiman the Great - the Ottoman ruler. Suleiman bilt on the ruins of the original gates and added one of his own - the New Gate. The Golden gate has been walled off by the Arabs since 810 A.D. as this is the gate through which the Messiah will come through.

Question II: Name a horned dinosaur (with horns on its HEAD)...
For 10 points: Liaoceratops, Chasmosaurus
For 5 points: Triceratops (4), Pentaceratops (2)
Not Accepted: Ceratopsid - as this is the general name for all of the horned dinosaurs.
Not mentioned: Stegoceras, Monoceratops, Styracosaurus, Achelosaurus, Anchiceratops, Protoceratops, Pachyrhinosaurus, Brachyceratops, Leptoceratops, Psittacosaurus, among many others.

Question III: Name a Swedish monarch of the house of Vasa...
For 10 points: Christina, Gustav I, Gustav II Adolph (aka. Gustav the Great), Sigismund I and Charles IX
For 5 points: John (or Johan) III
Not Mentioned: Only one more to mention - Eric XIV
The House of Vasa was the ruling house of both Poland and Sweden at one point. The Polish branch of the family was Catholic, and the Swedish branch was Protestant, and this ironically led to strife betweent he two countries.

Question IV: Name a country that used to be a part of Yugoslavia...
For 10 points: Bosnia and Herzegovina
For 5 points: Serbia and Montenegro (3), Croatia (2), Slovenia (2)
Not accepted: Slovakia - this is a country that came about when Czecheslovakia broke apart into Czech Republic and Slovakia
Not mentioned: Macedonia
Yugoslavia was created following World War I, and held together for over 70 years. It was the only communist country not under the yoke of Moscow. It broke up following the breakup of the Soviet Union, into 5 soverign nations. However, he new face of the Balkans has been scarred by civil war and unrest between these new countries.

Question V: Name a language that is written from right to left...
For 10 points: Aramaic, Kurdish (Sorani) and Arabic
For 5 points: Hebrew (3) and Urdu (2)
Not accepted: Japanese - this was a tricky one. See here for details. This language was originally written top-to-bottom, from the right to the left of the page. When the Japanese wanted to make their language more "western" and horizontalized it, it was originally written right-to-left, but quickly was changed to left-to-right. Although right-to-left Japanese can be found nowadays, it is not generally accepted, and the correct way of writing horizontal Japanese is left-to-right
Not mentioned: Mandekan, Dhivehi, Maldivian, Assyrian, Syriac, Bakhtiari, Tamashek, Balochi, Farsi/Persian, Gilaki, Javanese, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Malay, Pashto, Yiddish, Punjabi, Qashqai, Sindhi, Somali, Sulu, Takestani, Turkmen, and Uighur. I hope I haven't omitted any...


The Results:
Our winners: gatsby722 and Santana2002 with 40! points...
The rest:
30 points: beaker411, achernar, ozzz2002, ElfTwinkle and Julia103
25 points: cinnamOn
20 points: littlewoman2

Thanks to all for playing and for your patience and understanding waiting for this to be written up.
Congratulations to gatsby722.
Have a great week and see you all in March!

Santana hath justified the 'Northern Gate' answer, therefore receives another 5 pts. Revised and recalculated...


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sun Feb 27 2005 05:54 PM)
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#255670 - Sat Feb 26 2005 03:11 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
wajo Offline
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Quote:

Although right-to-left Japanese can be found nowadays, it is not generally accepted, and the correct way of writing horizontal Japanese is left-to-right




I'd like to comment even though I didn't take part in this round.

I am part of a half-Australian, half-Japanese family and I read Japanese every day as part of my business...When Japanese is written horizontally it is now standard to read from left to right, but it is still very common for text to be written vertically from right to left. Just take a look at any Japanese newspaper - the headlines will be horizontal left to right and the text will be vertical right to left. Books come either way and you can often find both styles in the same book.

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#255671 - Sat Feb 26 2005 03:52 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Loc: Canton
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How do you write vertically from left to right? Wouldn't that be up or down? Just curious...
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#255672 - Sat Feb 26 2005 04:16 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Sorry - I knew what I meant! The vertical lines of writing go from right to left across the page, beginning in the top right hand corner of the page. So in that sense Japanese is still a language that is written from right to left...

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#255673 - Sun Feb 27 2005 12:20 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
kevinatilusa Offline
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Round 26, brought to you today by the number 2.


Give

1. A Nation whose flag contains at most 2 colors.

2. A 2 letter word which is legal in Scrabble (English Language version) and contains an X.

3. An element from the 2nd to last column of the periodic table (the Halogens)

4. A non-plural word of at least three letters made up only of letters in the 2nd row of a standard keyboard (ASDFGHJKL) If you submit a plural I'll probably just drop the S from it.

5. An actor or actress nominated for one of the "2nd fiddle" Oscars (either Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress) this year.

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#255674 - Sun Feb 27 2005 01:12 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 27 (27 February)

Brought to you by a health theme.

Name:
1. A fruit berry that ends in ‘berry’.
2. A type of nut that has the word 'nut' in it.
3. A GI (glycaemic index) food over 19 and less than 30.
4. A famous weight loss organisation.
5. A piece of equipment you would find in a typical gym.

Edited to clarify one question.

Yikes folks - it appears that there are a lot of GI sites around all with different values - I don't know how that occurs but if you really need a hint please contact me.


Edited by Exit10 (Sun Feb 27 2005 07:44 AM)

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#255675 - Sun Feb 27 2005 04:55 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Santana2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8853
Loc: France
ROUND 28 - 28th February

Please give me:

1) The name of a famous person born on 27th February (and the reason they were well known - just in case they are unfamiliar to me )

2) A site of ancient megaliths/standing stones found in Brittany (France)

3) A novel by James A Michener which is based on the history of a particular geographical locale/country

4) A movie in which John Cleese supplied the voice only for one of the characters. (not one where he acted the part which accompanied the voice )

5) The ancient Indian name for any of the pieces used playing chess.
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#255676 - Sun Feb 27 2005 05:08 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 11 2004
Posts: 5659
Loc: Alabama USA
Round 25 Results

Eight players participated!

Question 1: Name one of the eight U.S. Presidents who died while in office.

10 points: John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, James Garfield, William Henry Harrison

5 points: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding

For the record, here is the complete list:
William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia in 1841.
Zachary Taylor died of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines) in 1850.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.
James Garfield was shot by an assassin and died two months later in 1881.
William McKinley was assassinated in 1901.
Warren G. Harding died of a heart attack in 1923.
Franklin D. Roosevelt died from cerebral hemorrhage in 1945.
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.


Question 2: U.S. postage stamps in the Legends of Hollywood Series have honored 10 icons in classic film entertainment. Name one of those 10 honorees.

10 points: Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Edward G. Robinson, James Dean

5 points: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

The other four honorees include Humphrey Bogart, Lucille Ball, James Cagney, and John Wayne.


Question 3: Name a novel with a title that consists of a character’s first and last name only (for example, John Doe). Please give the author's name also.

10 points: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens, Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow, Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens, Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

No repeats on that question!


Question 4: Name a line on London's Underground (the Tube).

10 points: Waterloo & City Line, District Line, East London Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line, Bakerloo Line

5 points: Northern Line

The other lines include the Central Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Piccadilly Line, and Victoria Line.


Question 5: Name a character on "The Andy Griffith Show."

10 points: Barney Fife, Briscoe Darling, Helen Crump, Otis Campbell, Aunt Bee, Ellie Walker

5 points: Goober Pyle


Now for the scores, with two 50-point totals!

50: ElfTwinkle
50: Trident87

45: Santana2002
40: ozzz2002
40: gatsby722
40: cinnam0n
40: Julia103

35: Exit10


Congratulations to our two winners, ElfTwinkle and newcomer Trident87, who both pick up a point for Round 25!

Thanks for playing, everyone!

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#255677 - Tue Mar 01 2005 07:22 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
Exit10 Offline


Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 27 closed. Answers up shortly. Late entries accepted.

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#255678 - Tue Mar 01 2005 09:02 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
Loc: California USA       
Round 26 is now closed. Results to follow


Edited by kevinatilusa (Wed Mar 02 2005 12:13 AM)

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#255679 - Tue Mar 01 2005 10:01 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
kevinatilusa Offline
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Registered: Fri May 17 2002
Posts: 365
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Round 26 Results

(now editted to include cinnam0n's answers)

There were 10 participants this round.

1. A Nation whose flag has at most two colors
10: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Greece, Israel, Kyrgyztan, Libya, Somalia, Sweden, Vietnam
5: Qatar (2)
While there were plenty of other acceptable answers (Canada, Japan, Norway, etc.), the "at most" wouldn't apply to any of them. Libya is the only nation to have a monochromatic flag (Green, in their case).

2: A 2 letter Scrabble "X" word
5: Ax, Ox, Xi, Xu (2 each)
Not accepted: Xe (an abbreviation, so not legal in Scrabble), Xylophone (too long)
If the online anagrammer I used is right, Scrabble is one of only 6 letters in the alphabet that can make a letter with all 5 vowels (ax, ex, xi, ox, xu; the other letters are H,M,N,S,T). However, X is worth far more than the other letters with this property, and can make very high scoring one tile plays.

3: An element from the 2nd to last column of the Periodic Table
10: Bromine, Chlorine
5: Astatine, Flourine, Iodine (2 each)
Not accepted: Argon, Lutetium (both in other columns). All acceptable answers were given by at least one person.

The Halogens are named for their ability to form salts with other elements, particularly those in the first two columns of the periodic tables. I consider it one of the great wonders of chemistry that Chlorine (A poisonous gas once used as a chemical weapon) and Sodium (a metal that explodes violently upon the briefest contact with water) combine to form...table salt.

4. A word formed from letters in the middle row of the typewriter
10: Dash, Fad, Flag, Flask Gala, Gas, Hasad, Jag
5: Dag (2)

Unlike question 2, I didn't think to restrict answers here to English words, so Hasad (An Arabic term for jealousy or envy) is automatically acceptable. Surprisingly, dag (literally meaning wool on a sheep's tail, but in Aussie slang any unkempt person) was the only duplicated answer.

5: A Best Supporting Actor/Actress Nominee

10: Laura Linney, Morgan Freeman, Natalie Portman, Sophie Okonedo, Virginia Madsen
5: Alan Alda, Cate Blanchett.
Not mentioned: Clive Owen, Jamie Foxx, and Thomas Haden Church
Not accepted: Kate Winslett, who was nominated in a lead role, but not a supporting one.
In a normal year only two of the nominees would walk away with a Golden Statuette, but this year Jamie Foxx picked up a best Actor win for "Ray" after failing to win Supporting Actor for "Collateral" (the other winners were Morgan Freeman and Cate Blanchett). Is this the first time someone's won a leading role Oscar the same night they lost on a supporting role one?

Final Scores:
45: Santana2002
40: Littlewoman2
35: Elftwinkle, Exit10, Julia103, Trident87
30: Cinnam0n, Gemini19, Ozzz2002
25: Gatsby722

Congratulations to Santana2002, and thanks everybody who participated!


Edited by kevinatilusa (Wed Mar 02 2005 12:13 AM)

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#255680 - Wed Mar 02 2005 05:57 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Round 27 - 11 players this week and a big welcome to Bracklaman and Trident87 first week in.

Results:

1. Name a berry that ends in 'berry'.

10 Points: elderberry, whortleberry, huckleberry, crowberry, boysenberry, gooseberry, raspberry

5 Points: loganberry (2), strawberry (2)

Not mentioned: blackberry, blueberry, bilberry, ollalieberry, lingonberry, cranberry, partridgeberry, cloudberry, mulberry, morberry

2. Name a nut with 'nut' in the word

10 Points: walnut, beechnut

5 Points: peanut (3), hazelnut (3), chestnut (3)

Not mentioned: cobnut, coconut, butternut,


3. Name a GI (glycaemic index) food over 19 and less than 30.

Boy did I come unstuck here folks! I wasn't aware that there were so many 'varying' GI values for the same food. As a result, most of you were awarded your points because they fit into one table or another.

My principle site used was http://www.glycaemicindex.com/, however these other three were quoted as well.
http://www.glycemicindex.com/
http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm
http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/gi_diet/glycaemic_index_tables.htm



10 Points: lentils, grapefruit, dark chocolate, cherries, mung beans, milk, peanut, boiled chickpea

5 Points: kidney beans (2)

4. Name a famous weight loss organisation.

10 Points: Rosemary Conley, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Curves International Inc

5 Points: Jenny Craig (4), Weight Watchers (3)

Unfortunately, the Royal College of Surgeons just doesn't cut it (pun intended). Going under the knife to remove fat wasn't quite what I meant.

Not mentioned: Slimming World and Slimfast


5. Name a piece of equipment you would find in a typical gym.

10 Points: Heart rate monitor, dumbell, Leg press, skipping rope

5 Points: rowing machine (2), barbells (2), stationery exercise bike (2)

Not allowed: A cross trainer isn't really a piece of equipment.

Not mentioned: stacks included treadmill, exercise balls, stair steppers/stairmaster, tons of stuff.

Scores:
Littlewoman 45

Trident 40
elftwinkle 35
cinnam0n 35
Kevin 35
Julia 35
Ozzz 35
Santana 35
Gats 35
Bracklaman 30
JaneMarple 15

Congrats to Littlewoman who outshone a very close field.

Edited to allow chickpeas and alter scores accordingly.


Edited by Exit10 (Thu Mar 03 2005 06:44 AM)

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#255681 - Wed Mar 02 2005 03:07 PM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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ROUND 28 is still not closed as there are a couple of murky answers to clarify/verify before I can calculate scores. Results hopefully sometime tomorrow, but should any other players wish to submit a set of answers I'm still accepting.
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#255682 - Thu Mar 03 2005 08:15 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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...and finally THE RESULTS of Round 28

10 participants - thank you all for playing.

1) The name of a famous person born on 27th February

10 Points: Joanne Woodward (Actress), Henry David Longfellow (Author), Mariah Anderson (Opera singer), Dame Elizabeth Taylor (Actress), Ralph Nader (consumer advocate, lawyer, and author), Howard Hesseman (Actor), Carol Fabritius Rembrandt (Artist), Lawrence Durrell (Author)
5 Points: John Steinbeck (Author) (2)

2) A site of ancient megaliths/standing stones found in Brittany (France)

10 Points:Mané Braz, St Barbe, St Juste, Le Tribunal Stone Circle, La Roche aux Fées, Carnac, Dent De Gargantua, Mané Kerioned, Dolmen of Crucno, Locmariaquer



3 novel by James A Michener which is based on the history of a particular geographical locale/country

10 Points: Alaska, Tales of the South Pacific, The Source (about Israel), Centennial (about Colorado)
5 Points: Poland (2), Chesapeake (2), Hawaii (2)

4) A movie in which John Cleese supplied the voice only for one of the characters.

10 Points:Shrek 2, Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone, The Swan Princess, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets
5 Points: An American Tail: Feivel Goes West (3), George of The Jungle (3)

5) The ancient Indian name for any of the pieces used playing chess.

This was definitely the most difficult to calculate. However, by taking all answers and equating them with their Indian-named counterparts I have calculated as follows:

10 Points: Dabbabah (war machine) (No classic equivalent - this piece had the combined moves of the rook and the knight, and it's starting place was the middle of the third row of the board), Wazir (Counselor), Baadshah (king), Piyade (Pawn)

Asp (knight) (2), Elephant/Gaja/Fil (Bishop) (2), Chariots/Rukh (Rook) (2)

THE SCORES

An Amazing FIVE winners this time:

45 points: Julia103, achernar, cinnam0n, ElfTwinkle, Kevinatilusa
40 points: ozzz2002
35 points: Gatsby722, bracklaman
30 points: littlewoman2, trident87
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#255683 - Fri Mar 04 2005 08:12 AM Re: FEBRUARY 2005 TRIVIA ROUNDS
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Results for who did the best in February shortly!
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