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#305908 - Mon May 29 2006 03:27 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
physalius Offline
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Round 27

1. Keith Carradine

2. The Story of Mankind

3. Tsing Ma Bridge (Hong Kong)

4. Down the Highway

5. Rajiv Gandhi

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#305909 - Mon May 29 2006 03:30 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
physalius Offline
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Friday 26th May
1. September
2. dumb bells
3. scarecrow
4. banana
5. Crispix

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#305910 - Mon May 29 2006 10:41 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Looks like I'm doing Round 29/Monday. Let's try these:
My friend Kent, works at a place where I buy my milk, bread and cigarettes. A good guy he is (and would be proud that I thought of him here). His parents own a bowling alley and he's raising three kids on his own right now. Going from there:

1. Kent is a notable city in Ohio, but Marietta is the oldest one. Name a covered bridge in Marietta, Ohio (which rests in Washington County).
2. Just pick something you might snack on while having a few games in a bowling alley.
3. "Gasoline Alley" is an historically known cartoon strip here in the USA. Pick a character from it.
4. "Father Knows Best" was a classic TV show coming out in 1954. I just need a character on it that was there for at least five years.
5. Branjelina just had their kid (Kent the Dude has two, though ... although I might be the third one) - the world is quite abuzz. I'm asking for a name of one of the current parents there or a name of one of the children (adopted or otherwise). Those crazy Jolie-Pitts! No nicknames.

This will close when all things settle over here. Probably Thursday again. Just be glad you didn't get asked "possible tetradactyls scores in a bowling game, based on a #1 table" ~ yikes, indeed, that one even scared me . If you need any help, just ask.

Edited to spell better


Edited by Gatsby722 (Mon May 29 2006 11:12 AM)
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#305911 - Tue May 30 2006 01:31 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Tuesday 30th May
1. A way you can cook potatoes
2. Something you see in the garden
3. Something you associate with springtime
4. A occasion you might send a card.
5. A star sign


And my usual post, near the end of the month Hoping everybody is good with next month's rota, to stay as we are...any problems let me know
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#305912 - Tue May 30 2006 10:29 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Round 25 will close in a few hours.

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#305913 - Tue May 30 2006 04:44 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
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Round 25 is now closed. Results coming up ( and I STILL haven't a clue how to do the nice colours... )

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#305914 - Tue May 30 2006 05:38 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
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Eight people played this time!

1) Name an author who will make an appearance at the Hay Literary Festival on Monday 29th 2006.

For ten points Sarah Dunant, Candida Crewe, Carlos Fuentes, Hugo Williams, Louis de Bernieres, Al Gore

For 5 points Jeanette Winterson (2)

2)Terry Jones of Monty Python fame makes an appearance on Saturday this year. Name one of his fellow Pythons.

For 10 points Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman

For 5 points Eric Idle (2), John Cleese (2), Michael Palin (2)

3)Two years ago I was lucky enough to meet Bill Bryson there. Name one of his books.

For 10 points I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Neither Here nor There, In a Sunburned Country (also known as Down Under)
For 5 points A Walk in the Woods (2), A Short History of Nearly Everything(3),


4)You're too late to see the wonderful Maureen Lipman on Tuesday as her show is sold out. She starred as 'Aunt Eller' in the National Theatre's production of 'Oklahoma'. Name a character from the musical.

For 10 points Will Parker, 'Dream' Laurey, Laurey,

For 5 points Jud Fry (3), Curley (2)

5)Alan Plater, the playwright, is there talking about jazz on Thursday. Name one of his plays.

For 10 points Annie Kenney, Confessions of a City Supporter, Tales of Humberside, Barriers, Greenvoe

For 5 points
Close the Coalhouse Door.


Points awarded are as follows

45 points Gatsby

40 points Howie, Jane, glamel, bracklaman

35 points Mugaboo, Ren

30 points cinnam0n

This rounds winner is Gatsby! Congratulations!


Edited by MaggieG (Tue May 30 2006 05:39 PM)

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#305915 - Wed May 31 2006 05:59 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Polaris101 Offline
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Round 31 questions


1. One of Saturn's moons.

2. A Best Actor nominee at the 2005 Saturn Awards.

3. An actor or actress who appeared in Saturn 3 (1980) (credited or uncredited).

4. A game made for the Sega Saturn video game system, which begins with the letter I.

5. An Apollo mission which used the Saturn V rocket.
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#305916 - Wed May 31 2006 08:44 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Another 24 hours for round 27!

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#305917 - Wed May 31 2006 04:31 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
bracklaman Offline
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Very Nice Colours Maggie
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#305918 - Wed May 31 2006 04:58 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Thank you!! I had a quick tutorial from an expert!

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#305919 - Wed May 31 2006 10:59 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Loc: North West of England
Round 29 will be open for a few days longer than usual
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#305920 - Thu Jun 01 2006 01:25 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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I think maybe we should close down these Rounds for a week or so. In honor of the passing of Jane's Dad. And in total respect for her. Does that sound OK?
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#305921 - Thu Jun 01 2006 01:55 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
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Thanks Gats, that sounds good. We'll start up again in a week or two
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#305922 - Thu Jun 01 2006 04:12 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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I agree, Gats. Whenever you feel ready, Jane. We will all be here.
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#305923 - Thu Jun 01 2006 05:45 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Excellent idea, Gats! Let us know, Jane.

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#305924 - Thu Jun 01 2006 01:15 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
LittleWoman2 Offline
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Loc: Alabama USA
I just got a PM from Jane, and she says we will plan on reopening the Rounds on June 12. Everybody should take a breather until then, and keep Jane in your thoughts and prayers.

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#305925 - Thu Jun 01 2006 01:31 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
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Thanks, LW! See you all back here on the 12th...

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#305926 - Thu Jun 01 2006 06:28 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
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Round 9 Results

These are really late, but here they are!

1. An Egyptian pyramid.

10 points - Neferirkare, Djoser's Step, Zawyet el Aryan, Teti, Snefru, Menkaure, Khafre, Cheops

5 points - Djedkare (2)

2. A member of the Shu family in the Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

10 points - Guan Yu, Liu Yong, Yue Ying, Xu Shu, Liu Chen, Yuan Shu, Liu Yuanqi, Jiang Shu

5 points - Liu Bei (2)

3. A letter in the Russian (Cyrillic) alphabet.

10 points - Ж, Ѕ, Б, Ш, Ё, C


5 points - Щ, И

4. An ingredient in German potato salad.

10 points - green onions, vinegar

5 points - onions (2), sugar (2), bacon (2), potatoes (2)

5. A Cuban province.

10 points - Holguin, Ciego de Avila, Las Villas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Isla de la Juventud

5 points - Camaguey (2), Granma (2)

50 points - Howie
45 points - Alien, Ren
40 points - Maggie, Mugaboo, Cinnam0n
35 points - bracklaman, vogon, gatsby, Auszev

Congrats Howie!

Sorry, but I don't think I will score round 23 because I had so many problems with the answers. Thanks for playing guys.
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#305927 - Sun Jun 04 2006 09:37 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Round 29/Monday. Let's try these:

My friend Kent, works at a place where I buy my milk, bread and cigarettes. A good guy he is (and would be proud that I thought of him here). His parents own a bowling alley and he's raising three kids on his own right now. Going from there:

1. Kent is a notable city in Ohio, but Marietta is the oldest one. Name a covered bridge in Marietta, Ohio (which rests in Washington County).

For 10 points:
Rinard, Hune, Shinn.
For 5 points:
Mill Branch (2), Hills (2).

2. Just pick something you might snack on while having a few games in a bowling alley.

I got a repeat on this answer! I couldn't believe it! I figured that people had different snack foods all over the place. Anyway...

For 10 points:
Beef jerky, Pizza, Sports Mixtures (chewy sweet things, I'm told), Cornish Pastie (which sounds very good - but maybe a little messy for a bowling alley ), Moro Bar (never heard of those, either ~ but they sound just dandy)
For 5 points:
French Fries (2).

3. "Gasoline Alley" is an historically known cartoon strip here in the USA. Pick a character from it.

For 10 points:
Phyllis Wallet, Wilmer.
For 5 points:
Skeezix (3), Walt Wallet (2).

4. "Father Knows Best" was a classic TV show coming out in 1954. I just need a character on it that was there for at least five years.

For 10 points:
No one on this question.
For 5 points:
James Anderson, Sr. (3), James Anderson, Jr. ("Bud") (2), Margaret Anderson (2).

5. Branjelina just had their kid (Kent the Dude has two, though ... although I might be the third one) - the world is quite abuzz. I'm asking for a name of one of the current parents there or a name of one of the children (adopted or otherwise). Those crazy Jolie-Pitts! No nicknames.

For 10 points:
Angelina Jolie
For 5 points:
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (4), Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (2).

Nobody mentioned Brad or the new baby. Fine enough, though. Mr. Pitt and young Miss Shiloh are probably a little tired of the spotlight.

The Results!

MaggieG ... a big 40 points!
glamel, Howie72, Mugaboo, ren33 ... each 35 points!
cinnamOn, Wipa ... each 30 points!

There you have it! Good round. Welcome Wipa and congratulations (again, I think - does she rock or what?) to Maggie!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Sun Jun 04 2006 09:43 AM)
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#305928 - Mon Jun 05 2006 06:08 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Polaris101 Offline
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Posts: 3575
Loc: Virginia USA
Round 31 will close in about 12 hours.
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#305929 - Mon Jun 05 2006 10:17 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Wipa Offline
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Loc: Virginia USA
Is the goal here to turn in answers that is most likely NOT to be the popular ones?

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#305930 - Mon Jun 05 2006 10:26 AM Re: May Trivia Rounds
MaggieG Offline
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Your aim is, indeed, to find an answer that no-one else has. Often a great deal trickier than it seems!
You're very welcome to have a go when we start again - I've found some very interesting websites in my searches for the answers. it's enlightening and fun!

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#305931 - Mon Jun 05 2006 06:17 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Round 27 results

Only 7 players!

1. On May 27, 1837, frontiersman and legendary marksman "Will Bill" Hickok was born. Name someone who portrayed him in TV or movies.
10 points - Howard Keel, Ben Murphy, Jerry Ross, Keith Carradine, Jeff Bridges, Art Lund, Bruce Cabot

2. On May 27, 1911, actor Vincent Price was born. Name one of the movies he starred in.
10 points - More Dead Than Alive, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Brigham Young, House of the Long Shadows, Curtain Call At Cactus Creek, The Whales of August
I had to disallow "Summer Theater," since it was a television show, and not a movie.

3. On May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to the public, and for almost 30 years was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Name one of the 10 longest suspension bridges in the world at the present time.
10 points - Tsing Ma (Hong Kong), Runyang (China), Akashi Kaikyo (Japan), Verrazano-Narrows (NY - USA), The Great Belt Bridge (Denmark)
5 points - Hogaskustenbron (Sweden)(2)


4. On May 27, 1963, Bob Dylan released "Freewheelin'." Name any song on it.
10 points - Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance; Down the Highway; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; Blowin' In the Wind, Don't Think Twice
5 points - Oxford Town (2)


5. On May 27, 1964, Indian Prime Minister Jawahalal Nehru died. Name any prime minister of India.
10 points - P.V.Narasimha Rao, Atal Behari Vajpayee, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Morarji Desai, Chandra Shekhar
5 points - Indira Ghandi (2)

Results
With 50 points each - ren33, Mugaboo, and MaggieG!
45 points -glamel and Howie72
40 points - Gatsby722
30 points - bracklaman

Thanks to everyone for playing, and a point each to ren, Mugaboo, and Maggie!


Edited by cinnam0n (Mon Jun 05 2006 06:26 PM)

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#305932 - Mon Jun 05 2006 06:41 PM Re: May Trivia Rounds
Polaris101 Offline
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Loc: Virginia USA
Anybody else for round 31? Only 4 players so far.
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