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#302637 - Sat Apr 29 2006 05:10 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Wisconsin USA
Round 25 is closed. Results soon.
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#302638 - Sat Apr 29 2006 05:42 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Wisconsin USA
Round 25 Results

8 players

1. A source that a power plants creates energy from.

10 points - biomass

5 points - water (3), wind (2), coal (2)

Not mentioned: natural gas, oil, nuclear energy, solar energy, etc.

2. A symbol you get when you press Shift and a number on the keyboard.


10 points - @, *, (, ^, !, &

5 pts - % (2)

Not mentioned: #, $, )

3. An organelle of the animal cell.


10 points - centrioles

5 points - mitochondria (3), cytoplasm (2), lysosome (2)

Not mentioned: nucleus, cell membrane, Golgi body, ribosome, endoplasmic reticulum, etc.

4. The name of a country that is five letters long.

10 points - Kenya, Haiti, Niger

5 points - Wales (3), Ghana (2)

Not mentioned: Yemen, Qatar, Egypt, Japan, Spain, Italy, China, Benin, India, etc.

5. One of the circles of Hell from Dante's Divine Comedy.

10 points - Circle Three: The Gluttons, Circle Four: The Hoarders, Circle Five: The Wrathful, Circle Nine: The Traitors

5 points - Circle One: Limbo (2), Circle Eight: The Fraudulent (2)

Not mentioned: Circle Two: The Lustful, Circle Six: The Heretics, Circle Seven: The Violent

Scores:
45 - Gatsby
40 - vogon
35 - Ren, Cinnam0n, Mugaboo
30 - bracklaman, Maggie
25 - Howie

Nice round all and congrats to the illustrious Gatsby for the win.

I would also like to apologize to those that I have not been able to get rounds into, but finals are in two weeks!
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#302639 - Sun Apr 30 2006 02:07 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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I reckon Round 27 is closed. Results shortly.
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#302640 - Sun Apr 30 2006 02:39 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 27
6 players

1. Pick a female character (one with an actual name) from the 2006 big screen remake Poseidon.

For 10 points:
Jennifer Ramsey, Elena Gonzales, Doctor Anderson.

For 5 points:
Maggie James (3)

2. Name a city in South Africa with a population +80,000.
*I meant to type 800,000 here but didn't so there were tons of right answers *

For 10 points:
(everybody!)
Rustenburg, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Boksburg, Durban, Botshabelo.

3. Tell me a major character from Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None".

For 10 points:
(everybody again !)
Ethel Rogers, Emily Brent, William Henry Blore, Thomas Rogers, General John Gordon McCarthy, Judge Francis J. Quincannon (<---that last one from a 1945 film - not what I was expecting but fits as an acceptable answer to the question as worded!).

4. Name one of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp's full siblings (no half- brothers or sisters, please).

For 10 points:
Virgil Walter

For 5 points:
Baxter Warren (3), Virginia Ann (2).

James Cooksey, Mary Elizabeth, Morgan Seth and Adelia Douglas were the others.

5. Name a group represented by a player who finished as a Top 7 Immortal in the recently completed Global Challenge here on FT.
*There were two sets of winners here: for ranks and for scores; either list was OK to use*

For 10 points:
DemiDec

For 5 points:
Quiz Makers Guild (3), The Joliettes (2).

The results!

ren33...45 points!!!
JaneMarple, Mugaboo, vogon...40 points!!
Howie72, MaggieG...35 points!

Congratulations and a point to ren33!! Thanks to the handful of you who played ! Close round!


Edited by gatsby722 (Sun Apr 30 2006 09:16 AM)
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#302641 - Sun Apr 30 2006 06:19 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 26 is closed. Answers and scores up soon.

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#302642 - Sun Apr 30 2006 06:42 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Answers to round 26 - 8 people played

1) Name one of the 8 species of jacana

Worth 10 points
African jacana, Malagasy jacana, Jacana spinosa (American or Northern jacana)

Worth 5 points
Pheasant-tailed jacana (3), bronzed-winged jacana (2)

2) Name one of the 13 states of Malaysia

Worth 10 points
Kelantan, Negiri Sembilan, Melaka, Terengganu

Worth 5 points
Perlis (2), Penang (2)

3) Name one of the actors (not narrators) who appeared in the docudrama movie Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets

Worth 10 points
Martin McDougall, Lourdes Faberes, Helene Mahieu, John Schwab, Joanne McQuinn, Colin Stinton

Worth 5 points
Michelle Joseph (2)

4) Name one of the 16 men executed for their role in the Easter Rebellion (Ireland 1916)

Worth 10 points
Tom Clarke, Michael Mallin, Cornelius Colbert

Worth 5 points
Eamonn Ceannt (3), Joseph Mary Plunkett

5) Name a word of 5 letters or more than can be made from the letters in OPERATOR. A letter can only be used the number of times that it occurs.

Worth 10 points
Parrot, report, rotor, trooper

Worth 5 points
troop (2), porter (2)

SCORES

45 points - MaggieG


40 points - Mugaboo, Howie72, ren33
35 points - gatsby722, cinnam0n
30 points - Bracklaman, vogon

Congratulations to MaggieG

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#302643 - Sun Apr 30 2006 10:52 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Round 28 is closed
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#302644 - Sun Apr 30 2006 10:56 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Friday 28th April Results
1)A way you can cook eggs
For Ten Points
Steamed, Devilled, Soft-cooked and coddled, Curried, Omelette, Basted, Griddled,
For Five Points
Hard Boiled (2),
Not Mentioned
Scrambled, Poached, Fried and more


2)Something you’d see in a antique shop
For Ten Points
Armoire, An antique cash register, vintage cuff-links, Old Postcards, Antique shop owner, Four Poster Bed, Dust, Lamp, ormolu clock,
For Five Points
Ten points to all
Not Mentioned
Old books, Old pictures, Old clothes and more


3)Any card in a standard pack of cards – not for example Ace of hearts, just Ace. Ace is not now accepted. Neither are the jokers!
For Ten Points
Six, Seven, Five, Three,
For Five Points
Nine (2), Four (3),
Not Mentioned
Two, Eight, Ten, Jack, Queen, King


4)An American State capital beginning with M
For Ten Points
Nobody!
For Five Points
Montpelier (Vermont) (4), Montgomery (Alabama)(3) Madison (Wisconsin) (2)
Not Mentioned
All mentioned


5)A precious gem
For Ten Points
Diamond, Tourmaline, Black Opal, Ruby, Sapphire, Aquamarine, Opal
For Five Points
Amethyst(2)
Not Mentioned
Emerald, Jade, Turquoise and more

SCORES - Nine players
Brackleman – 45
Howie – 45
Ren – 45

Cinnam0n - 40
Mugaboo – 40
Princess – 40
Vogon – 40

Gatsby – 35
Taesma – 35

Well done to Brackleman, Howie and Ren
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#302645 - Tue May 02 2006 08:27 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
About 12 more hours for round 29 - any last minute entries?

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#302646 - Wed May 03 2006 12:40 PM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 29 Results

1. A state that seceded from the Union
10 points - Virginia, Texas
5 points - Louisiana(2), Arkansas(2)
Not mentioned were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

2. A member of "Our Gang" who was in their final film, "Dancing Romeo."
10 points - Mickey, Buckwheat, Janet, Marilyn
5 points - Gerald (2)
Not mentioned were Froggy and Dickie.

3. An opponent of Muhammad Ali's in 1972.
10 points - Billy Ryan, Alvin Lewis
5 points - Bob Foster(2), George Chuvalo(2)

*The Billy Ryan fight was just an exhibition - I actually intended for the answers to be official fights, but didn't specify in the question so I have to allow this one.
Other opponents of 1972 not mentioned were Mac Foster, Jerry Quarry, and Floyd Patterson.

4. Born on April 29
10 points - Rod McKuen (singer, composer), Alexander II N. Romanov (Tsar of Russia), Fred Dibnah (steeplejack and TV personality)
5 points - Kate Mulgrew(actress)(2)

I had to disallow St. Catherine of Siena, since she was not born, but died on April 29. Other notable April 29th birthdays include publisher William Randoph Hearst, bandleader Duke Ellington, Emporer Hirohito of Japan, singer Tommy James, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Eve Plumb.

5. Died on April 29
10 points - George Farquhar(Irish novelist), John Kenneth Galbraith, Alfred Hitchcock, Ludwig Wittgenstein(Austrian philosopher), Prince Benedict Nelisuzulu Buthelezi(son of African politician), Georg Brandt (Swedish chemist)

Thanks to everyone for playing!

Scores
We have two winners, with 45 points, vogon and MaggieG !
40 points - Howie72, Mugaboo
30 points - ren33, Gatsby722
A point for the winners!


Edited by cinnam0n (Fri May 05 2006 10:50 AM)

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#302647 - Thu May 04 2006 05:36 AM Re: April Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
April results!
cinnamOn 6
Howie 6
Ren33 6

MaggieG 5
vogon 5

Gatsby 4
LittleWoman 4
Mugaboo 4
Trident 4

wdwfla 3
AlienGodess 2
Princess 2
ThomasForChief 2

Auszev 1
Brackleman 1
DLHenry 1
Jimjih 1
Santana 1


Not often there's a three way tie - well done Cinnam0n, Howie and Ren!
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