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#311999 - Fri Jun 30 2006 12:55 PM July Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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July Rounds
Mondays - Gatsby and Wdwfla
Tuesdays - Me and Trident
Wednesdays - Kuu and Polaris
Thursdays - Ren and MaggieG
Fridays - Me and Howie
Saturdays - Mugaboo and CinnamOm





Every day...hopefully ..there will be a set of questions set by the host of the day. You PRIVATE MESSAGE the host of the day with your answers - the more unusual the better - and each round usually stays up at least 48 hours
Have fun!
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#312000 - Sat Jul 01 2006 01:56 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Scotland UK
July 1 / Round 1

1. Give me a King of Judah between 900BC and 700BC
2. Name an item of official "Pee and Poo" merchandise.
3. According to the lastest Oxford dictionary, give me one of the top ten most used nouns.
4. On 1st July 1963 ZIP codes were introduced in the USA. Give me the a place in Uruguay with has a postal code that contains a digit follolwed by four zero's (e.g. 10000)
5. Give me a nation that has joined the United Nations in the last ten years.

Round will close Thursday, I can give help if you can't come up with an answer.

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#312001 - Sun Jul 02 2006 08:07 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Round 3 - Monday

For lack of anything more breathtakingly dazzling, this Round will deal with SINGERS...

1. Elton John was a singer at Princess Diana's funeral on Sept. 6, 1997 (but we know more than enough about Sir Elton already) so my question is: what was the name of one of the musical compositions that was heard at the beginning of her funeral [before the National Anthem was begun]?
2. Singer makes sewing equipment (machines about which I'm clueless) and Butterick makes cool patterns to sew stuff using. Pretend you're in Nova Scotia, Canada and in mighty desperate need for a McCall's Butterick pattern. Pick one of the 9 official/authorized stores that are recognized by McCalls in Nova Scotia that sell them. (Note: the second-hand store down on Maritime Road is not what I'm looking for ).
3. Select a released feature film directed by Bryan Singer.
4. Nobel Pize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer worked for a time on the Jewish-American newspaper "The Forward" (est. in 1897 and still circulating today). Choose a current section in that weekly ~ no 'pages' as in The Obituaries would be one page or two in a more inclusive section of the newspaper. I'll be flexible but I found 6 major sections to choose from.
*Edited to note that I found more data that shows a total of 9 sections in the paper *
5. Tuesday is Independence Day here in the USA and Washington, D.C. will be celebrating it loudly and proudly. Pick a singer who will be performing on the PBS show "A Capital 4th" in our country's capital city this year.

This will close Thursday-ish. Any questions don't hesitate to reach me. I've already saved the site address for that wretched sewing question . Enjoy!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Mon Jul 03 2006 05:00 AM)
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#312002 - Wed Jul 05 2006 11:58 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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?? quizzes anyone?
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#312003 - Thu Jul 06 2006 12:09 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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It's my turn today but I haven't had a think yet. Can you wait till later?

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#312004 - Thu Jul 06 2006 12:11 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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it's okay, take your time


Edited by glamel (Thu Jul 06 2006 12:12 AM)
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#312005 - Thu Jul 06 2006 04:01 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Round 3 will be closing in app. 8 hours (or maybe a bit longer)...
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#312006 - Thu Jul 06 2006 10:35 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Loc: North West of England
Friday 7th July
1. An American State beginning with N (e.g. New York, which is now not allowed!)
2. A detective created by Agatha Christie
3. Something you would see at a swimming pool
4. A subject taught at school
5. Something you associate with Winter time

This closes sometime on Sunday!
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#312007 - Thu Jul 06 2006 02:41 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Round 6 Thursday

1)It was on this day in 1957 that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church fete. Seven years later to the day, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ premiered in London. Name any track from the album.

2) Sylvester Stallone was born on 6th July 1947. Name any character he has played on film.

3)Today would also have been my mother-in-law’s birthday. I’ve only ever had one, but Elizabeth Taylor had rather a lot! Name one of them! (Please note –I’m not looking for their first names - mostly because I had trouble finding them - so plain old Mrs…whatever will do nicely!)

4)On this day in 1942 World War II Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis by hiding in the attic of a house in Amsterdam. Name any of the inhabitants of ‘The Secret Annexe’.

5)In 1907 the Brooklands racing circuit was opened – the first purpose built motor racing circuit. Formula 1 races began in 1950. Name one of the circuits which were used in that inaugural championship.

I will close this round on Monday, probably (although I'm not very good at setting or meeting deadlines, but I'll give you plenty of warning!)

Best of luck!

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#312008 - Thu Jul 06 2006 08:47 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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ROUND 5 questions

Sorry I am late. It is getting hard for me to post on Wednesdays at the moment.

Quote:

1) Name a species of hedgehog (if you can please give me the scientific name)
2) Give me a word of 4 letters or more that you can make from the letters in GLACIER - a letter can only be used once
3) Name any actor who starred in the 2006 Australian movie "Ten Canoes"
4) Name a Prime Minister (not a President) of South Africa
5) Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) Lord Protector of the English Commonwealth was the father of 9 children. Name one of them.



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#312009 - Fri Jul 07 2006 02:08 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
elskede Offline
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Loc: Germany
Are we missing Tuesday, the 4th?

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#312010 - Fri Jul 07 2006 03:11 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 3 Results
9 players

1. Elton John was a singer at Princess Diana's funeral on Sept. 6, 1997 (but we know more than enough about Sir Elton already) so my question is: what was the name of one of the musical compositions that was heard at the beginning of her funeral [before the National Anthem was begun]?

For 10 points:
Elegy by George Thalben-Ball, Prelude by William Harris.
For 5 points:
Prelude on the hymn tune 'Eventide' by Hubert Parry (3), Adagio in G minor by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (2), 'Nimrod', Variation 9 arranged from Variations on an original theme (Enigma) Op. 36 by Edward Elgar (2).

There were 7 others from which to choose.

2. Singer makes sewing equipment (machines about which I'm clueless) and Butterick makes cool patterns to sew stuff using. Pretend you're in Nova Scotia, Canada and in mighty desperate need for a McCall's Butterick pattern. Pick one of the 9 official/authorized stores that are recognized by McCalls in Nova Scotia that sell them.

For 10 points:
Fabricville 58-Bedford, Fabricville 78-Truro, Atlantic Fabrics Ltd.-Halifax.
For 5 points:
Atlantic Fabrics-New Glasgow (2), Fabricville 52-Sydney (2), Atlantic Fabrics-Dartmouth (2).

3. Select a released feature film directed by Bryan Singer.

For 10 points:
Superman Returns, X-2, X-Men.
For 5 points:
Apt Pupil (3), The Usual Suspects (3).

4. Nobel Pize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer worked for a time on the Jewish-American newspaper "The Forward" (est. in 1897 and still circulating today). Choose a current section in that weekly ~ no 'pages' as in The Obituaries would be one page or two in a more inclusive section of the newspaper.

For 10 points:
The Schmooze, Campaign Confidential, Looking Back, The News, Forward Forum.
For 5 points:
Philologos (2), Arts & Culture (2).

5. Tuesday is Independence Day here in the USA and Washington, D.C. will be celebrating it loudly and proudly. Pick a singer who will be performing on the PBS show "A Capital 4th" in our country's capital city this year.

For 10 points:
Vanessa Williams, Elmo (a puppet but a singer, too ).
For 5 points:
Michael Bolton (4), Jo Dee Messina (3).

The other two were Stevie Wonder and JoJo (whoever the heck that latter one is ).

The Results!

Very nicely done all! Only five points between the "high" scores and the "low" scores!

cinnamOn, elskede, glamel, Howie72, ren33 and vogon....35 points!!
LeoDaVinci, MaggieG, Mugaboo....30 points!

Well done to the 6 top scorers and excellent answers to all of you folks! Thanks for playing!
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#312011 - Fri Jul 07 2006 03:39 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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Are we missing Tuesday, the 4th?




I expect so,as it was quite a big holiday in some place whose name escapes me...
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#312012 - Fri Jul 07 2006 05:13 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Scotland UK
Answers Round 1 - 10 played

1. Give me a King of Judah between 900BC and 700BC
For 10 points: Asa/Azah; Amaziah; Ahaz; Jehoram
For 5 points: Ahaziah/Jehoahaz [2]; Joash/ Jehoash [2]; Uzziah/Azariah [2]
Not mentioned: ; Jehoshaphat; Athaliah; Jotham; Hezekiah

2. Name an item of official "Pee and Poo" merchandise.
For 10 points: Pee T-Shirt kids; Poo T-Shirt kids; Socks
For 5 points: Pee Keychain [3]; Poo Keychain [2]; Tattoo [2]
Not mentioned: Baby brief, Girls brief, Plush Pee&Poo duo (The cuddly toys)

3. According to the lastest Oxford dictionary, give me one of the top ten most used nouns.
For 10 points: Life; Man
For 5 points: World [3]; Year [2]; Thing [3]
Not mentioned: Time, Person, Way, Day, Hand

4.
For 10 points: Colonia, Riachuelo; Minas; Canelones
For 5 points: Salto [2]; Paysandú [2]; San José de Mayo [2]
Not mentioned: Montevideo; Maldonado; Rivera; Santa Ana

5.
For 10 points: Timor-Leste; Nauru
For 5 points: Tonga [3]; Kiribati [3]; Switzerland [2]
Not mentioned: Tuvalu; Serbia; Montenegro



Scores:
45 points: MaggieG
40 points: Glamel
35 point: Gatsby722; LeoDaVinci; Howie72
30 points: Cinnam0n; Vogon
25 points Elskede; Ren33

After a well fought but bruising round, MaggieG emerged from the melee as the victor, well done.

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#312013 - Sat Jul 08 2006 07:46 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 8

1. July is National Hotdog Month in the United States. Tell me something you would top a hotdog with.

2. July is also National Ice Cream Month. Name one of Baskin Robbins' permanent flavors.

3. Name someone who was born on July 8.

4. Name someone who died on July 8.

5. On July 8, 1932, the New York Stock Exchange fell to its lowest point during the Depression. Name a company beginning with the letter "V" that is listed on the NYSE.

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#312014 - Sun Jul 09 2006 10:17 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Round 7 closing quite soon
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#312015 - Sun Jul 09 2006 10:53 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
Friday 7th July Results

1. An American State beginning with N
For Ten Points:
Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina,
For Five Points:
Nebraska (5), North Dakota (2) ,
Not mentioned:
New Jersey, New Mexico,
(surprised that Nebraska was so popular!)


2. A detective created by Agatha Christie
For Ten Points:
Ariadne Oliver, Tommy Beresford, Poirot, Chief Inspector James Japp, Mr Parker Pyne,
For Five Points:
Tuppence Beresford (Prudence) (3), Mr Harley Quin (2),
Not mentioned:
Miss Jane Marple ( - very disappointed nobody mentioned me! ), Superintendent Battle, Colonel Johnny Race and more


3. Something you would see at a swimming pool
For Ten Points:
Bubbles, Suntan Lotion, Diving board, A lifeguard station, Swimmers, Slides, Swimming cap, Lane ropes, discarded elastoplast, A lifesaver (a big rubber ring)
For Five Points:
Ten points for all!
Not mentioned:
Water, Children, arm bands and more


4. A subject taught at school
For Ten Points:
Mechanical Drawing, Physical Education (P.E.), Trigonometry, English Literature, Horticulture, Taxonomy, Biology, Environmental science, Algebra, Economics
For Five Points:
Ten points to all!
Not mentioned:
Drama, Maths, Geography and more


5. Something you associate with Winter time
For Ten Points:
Snow Shovels, Hot chocolate, Mittens, Electric blankets, Football pratice on cold nights, Snowball fight, Snow plough, Snowboarding, Hibernation, dark coming earlier,
For Five Points:
Ten points to all
Not mentioned:
Snowmen, Jigsaws, Presents and more!


SCORES
Glamel – 50
Elskede – 45
Gatsby - 45
Howie – 45
Leo - 45
Maggie – 45
Mugaboo – 45

Cinnam0n – 40
Ren – 40
Vogon - 40

Close round and well done to Glamel
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#312016 - Sun Jul 09 2006 07:24 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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^ lol, no one mentioned you because, probably, everyone thought they will write you.
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#312017 - Mon Jul 10 2006 06:57 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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That's what I thought too!
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#312018 - Mon Jul 10 2006 04:46 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Round 6 will close in about 15 hours-ish.

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#312019 - Mon Jul 10 2006 10:57 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Round 10 Monday

Theme? Two Toms, two Dicks and a Harry ~ or something like that...

1. The film (somewhat brilliant but crucified as it ended up being labeled) Peeping Tom was directed by Michael Powell and came out in 1960. Name another movie Mr. Powell directed in the 1950s.
2. Dan Rowan and Dick Martin were the hosts of the old TV series "Laugh In". Who was one of their Guest Performers or Cameo Appearances on the show's first regular episode (not the Pilot) on January 22, 1968?
3. Deborah Harry was the lead singer in the band 'Blondie'. In 1980 they had a hit with the song "Rapture". In the song two identical words separated by the word -to- appeared in several different places (example 'nose to nose' or 'side to side' ~ which don't appear in the tune). Pick one of those word-to-word phrases.
4. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had a baby together (allegedly, anyway?) in April 2006 naming her (reportedly?) Suri Holmes Cruise. Using the letters in the Cruise baby's three names come up with a first and middle name of an imaginary baby/human [names can be of any length and, since there are three letters "S" available, that letter can be used three times and so forth].
5. Richard ('Dick') Bach, who wrote "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" etc., penned a series called "The Ferret Chronicles". Select a book in that series, please. Note: there is one title that is the whole series in one volume - don't pick that one, OK?

This'll close up Thursday or Friday. 'Til then !

Edited because I spelled the director's name completely wrong. Yikes !


Edited by Gatsby722 (Tue Jul 11 2006 04:31 AM)

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#312020 - Tue Jul 11 2006 12:24 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Tuesday 11th July
1) A boy’s name beginning with G
2) A girls name beginning with G
3) A profession beginning with G
4) A FICTIONAL character with the surname beginning with G
5) Any animal beginning with G
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#312021 - Tue Jul 11 2006 06:15 AM Re: July Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I haven't been well for the last couple of days (Nothing to bad, just a cold). I will close my round and hopefully I will be able to post the scores etc tomorrow.

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#312022 - Tue Jul 11 2006 12:59 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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Round 6 now closed. Whether you get any results in colour is debatable...

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#312023 - Tue Jul 11 2006 01:24 PM Re: July Trivia Rounds
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10 players this round!

1)It was on this day in 1957 that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church fete. Seven years later to the day, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ premiered in London. Name any track from the album.
For 10 points
"If I Fell" "I'll Cry Instead", "Any Time at All", "You Can't Do That", "Things We Said Today" and "I Should Have Known Better"
For 5 points
"Can't Buy Me Love "(2) "Tell Me Why"(2)

2) Sylvester Stallone was born on 6th July 1947. Name any character he has played on film.
For 10 points
John Spartan, Robert Rath, Raymond Tango, Jonnie in "Farewell My Lovely"
For 5 points
Kit Latura (2) Frankie Delano (2) Judge Dredd (2)

3)Today would also have been my mother-in-law’s birthday. I’ve only ever had one, but Elizabeth Taylor had rather a lot! Name one of them! (Please note –I’m not looking for their first names - mostly because I had trouble finding them - so plain old Mrs…whatever will do nicely!)
For 10 points
No-one!
For 5 points
Martha Budd Warner (3), Mary Adelaide Barron (mother of Conrad Hilton) (2) Sophia Hellerman (mother of Mike Todd) (2) Mrs Wilding (3)

4)On this day in 1942 World War II Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis by hiding in the attic of a house in Amsterdam. Name any of the inhabitants of ‘The Secret Annexe’.
For 10 points
Mr Otto Frank (Anne's father), Margot Frank, Mrs van Daan
For 5 points
Edith Frank (Hollander) (2) Fritz Pfeffer (aka Mr Dussel) (5)

5)In 1907 the Brooklands racing circuit was opened – the first purpose built motor racing circuit. Formula 1 races began in 1950. Name one of the circuits which were used in that inaugural championship.
For 10 points
Monza, Silverstone, Indianapolis
For 5 points
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps(3), Circuit de Monaco(2) Bremgarten (2)

Ren33, 40 points
Glamel, Mugaboo, Elskede, Gatsby, 35 points
LeodaVinci, Howie, Wipa, Vogon, cinnam0n, 30 points
This round's winner (and I hope the cheque is in the post ), is REN! Well done, girl! And thank you to all for playing!

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