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#315635 - Mon Jul 31 2006 01:40 PM August Trivia Rounds
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August Rounds
Mondays - Gatsby and Wdwfla
Tuesdays - Me and Srini
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!


Edited by JaneMarple (Sun Aug 27 2006 12:15 PM)
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#315636 - Wed Aug 02 2006 05:00 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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ROUND 2 Questions

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1)Give me a species of stork
2) Give me a country that has a land border with Algeria
3) Give me a word of 4 letters or more that you can make out of the letters in DETAIL. A letter can only be used once
4) Actor Michael Palin has made several travel documentary series. Name one of them.
5) This Wikipedia page lists 926 people who are in the Line of Succession to the British throne. Give me the name of any of any male listed who has Christian (or Christiann) as a first name. I will accept a hyphenated first name if Christian is a part of it. Please list the year of birth as two Christians on the list are listed as having the same name.



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#315637 - Wed Aug 02 2006 05:37 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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#315638 - Wed Aug 02 2006 12:35 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round One

Sorry, I'm a day late. I'm technically on vacation, so I might not be able to score these for a while. If you have trouble, message me and I will try to get back to as soon as I can.

I feel like a bit of fantasy today.

1. A fantasy book by Terry Brooks.

2. One of the nine in the Fellowship of the Ring from the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien.

3. A book in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.

4. One of the Houses in the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin.

5. Another fantasy author not mentioned in the above.

Good luck!
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#315639 - Thu Aug 03 2006 02:33 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Friday 4th August
1. Something you associate with France
2. One of the first ten books of the Old Testament
3. Something you store in the loft/attic
4. Something you would associate with the police
5. Something you’d see in a jewellers
This will close on Sunday/Monday
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#315640 - Thu Aug 03 2006 04:41 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Thursday 3rd August

I'm dreaming of holiday islands just now - hence the theme for these questions

1. Name a group of islands off the coast of Great Britain.
2. A song with island or islands in the title
3. Leslie Thomas (a good old Newport boy!)was fascinated by islands. Name one of his novels.
4. Name someone whose surname begins with a 'B' who has appeared on the Radio 4 programme 'Desert Island Discs' since September 2004.
5. Name an actor or actress who appears in the 2005 film 'The Island'.


Edited by MaggieG (Fri Aug 04 2006 01:30 PM)

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#315641 - Sat Aug 05 2006 05:20 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 5

1. On August 5, 1906, John Huston was born. Name a movie he directed.

2. On August 5, 1957, American Bandstand debuted on ABC television. Name an act that appeared on American Bandstand during its history that begins with the letter B. (last name if it is a single person)

3. On August 5, 1960, Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, became independent from France. Name another country that has been renamed. (Please limit your answers to a country that was actually renamed, not something that was once a part of an empire or region and then became a country - example: Slovakia, which was once a part of Czechoslovakia)


4. On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead. Name a movie comedy she starred in.

5. On August 5, 1999, Mark McGwire became the 16th member of the 500 Home Run Club. Now there are 20 members - name another of them.

I'm here for help if anyone needs it. This won't close until the middle of next week.

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#315642 - Sun Aug 06 2006 07:19 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I will close Round 2 and I will have the answers up in about 3 or 4 hours time.

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#315643 - Mon Aug 07 2006 02:01 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 4 = closed
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#315644 - Mon Aug 07 2006 02:05 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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1. Something you associate with France
For Ten Points:
Mont St Michel, French bread, Snails, Charles DeGaulle, Vichy Water. Maurice Chevalier, Moulin Rouge, "Rainbow Warrior" bombing in Auckland, Dijon mustard,
For Five Points:
Ten Points to all
Not mentioned:
Bread, Eiffel Tower, Channel Tunnel and more.

2. One of the first ten books of the Old Testament
For Ten Points:
Exodus, Samuel I, Samuel II, Genesis, Joshua,
For Five Points:
Deuteronomy (2), Numbers (2),
Not mentioned:
Leviticus
Judges
Ruth

3. Something you store in the loft/attic
For Ten Points:
Old TV’s, Old closet, croquet set, sleeping bags, Old Letters, Quilts, Old clothes. Nothing (as I haven’t got a loft/attic), Boxes of books,
For Five Points:
Ten Points to all
Not mentioned:
Old Toys, Suitcases, Christmas decorations and more

4. Something you would associate with the police
For Ten Points:
Old Bailey, Shoes, Handcuffs, Corruption, sirens, police station, Blue & White-checked band on Hat
For Five Points:
Truncheon (2),
Not mentioned:
Trouble, cars, burglaries and more

5. Something you’d see in a jewellers
For Ten Points:
Turquoises, Glasses, Display cabinet, Glass Cases, Charm for charm bracelets, Windex, jewellers rouge, diamond necklace, Loupe(for magnifying jewels),
For Five Points:
Ten Points to all
Not mentioned:
Precious jewels, engagement rings, ring gauge and more.


COMPETITORS – 9 people
Cinnam0n – 50
Gatsby – 50
Howie – 50
Leo – 50

Glamel – 45
Mugaboo – 45
Ren - 45
Vogon – 45

Maggie – 40

Well done to - Cinnam0n, Gatsby, Howie and Leo!
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#315645 - Mon Aug 07 2006 03:28 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 7

1. On August 7, 1888 Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving door. What does that have to do with the question? Simple. Name a game with a spinner.

2. August 7, 1963 - Beach Party Debuted. Name a cast member.

3. David Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960. Name an episode from the third season of The X Files.

4. Barbra Streisand recorded "Broadway Album" on August 7, 1985. Tell me a song from the album.

5. Oliver Hardy died on August 7, 1957. Name a Laurel and Hardy movie.

This round will close on Friday.
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#315646 - Tue Aug 08 2006 01:09 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Tuesday 8th August
1) A boy’s name beginning with I
2) A girls name beginning with I
3) A profession beginning with I
4) A FICTIONAL character with the SURNAME beginning with I
5) Any animal beginning with I
Enjoy
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#315647 - Tue Aug 08 2006 02:13 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round three will close in about 12 hours. Any more takers?

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#315648 - Tue Aug 08 2006 04:58 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Slight delay, sorry. Too tired to post answers now, so I will do it first thing tomorrow.

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#315649 - Tue Aug 08 2006 06:30 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 2 answers - 12 people played

1)Give me a species of stork

Worth 10 points
Black stork, wood stock, oriental white stork

Worth 5 points
Marabou Stork (2), black-necked stork (2), African open-billed stork (3), Woolly-necked stork (2)

2) Give me a country that has a land border with Algeria

Worth 10 points
Morocco, Mali, Western Sahara, Libya

Worth 5 points
Mauritania (2), Niger (4), Tunisia (2)

3) Give me a word of 4 letters or more that you can make out of the letters in DETAIL. A letter can only be used once

Worth 10 points
Dilate, late, tide, dale, tela, tidal, adit, teal, delta, tile

Worth 5 points
tailed (2)

4) Actor Michael Palin has made several travel documentary series. Name one of them.

Worth 10 points
Sahara

Worth 5 points
Full Circle (4), Himalaya (2), Pole to Pole (4)

After a bit of thought I disallowed the answer "Great Railway Journey of the World" because Palin only made on episode not the series.

No-one said "Around the World in 80 Days"


5) This Wikipedia page lists 926 people who are in the Line of Succession to the British throne

Worth 10 points
Christian Prinz von Preussen, Christian Dierkes, Prince Christian Sigismund of Prussia, Prince Christian zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (born 2004), Prince Christian zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (born 1998), Prince Christian Peter zu Waldeck und Prymont, HRH Prince Christian of Denmark, Prince Christian-Ludwig of Prussia,, Prince Christian Henrich of Hanover

Worth 5 points
Christian Loentzen (3)

Scores

40 points - Physalius, MaggieG, Leo Da Vinci

35 points - Srini701, Mugaboo, Cinnam0n, Ren33, Gatsby772,
Howie72, Vogon, glamel
30 points - Frøya

Congratulations to Physalius, MaggieG, and Leo Da Vinci.

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#315650 - Wed Aug 09 2006 03:52 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round has now closed. Results coming up!

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#315651 - Wed Aug 09 2006 05:29 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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1. Name a group of islands off the coast of Great Britain.
For 10 points
Scillies, Hebrides, Cumbraes, Shetlands,Isles of Furness, Orkneys Bardsey,
For 5 points Portsmouth Islands

2. A song with island or islands in the title
For 10 points Island - Sarah Brightman, The Island of Ancient Stone - Heimdall, Rock Island -Jethro Tull, Island of Lost Dreams - Alex Vega, Coney Island - Death Cab for Cutie, Island Girl (I assume Elton John), and You and Me Island Style- Sheryly Preston
For 5 points
On an Island - Dave Gilmour(2)

3. Leslie Thomas (a good old Newport boy!)was fascinated by islands. Name one of his novels.
For 10 points
The Adventures of Goodnight and Loving, That Old Gang of Mine, Arrivals and Departures, Dangerous Davies, the Last Detective
For 5 points
Ormerod's Landing, Tropic of Ruislip
Not allowed -My World of Islands (not a novel - sorry!

4. Name someone whose surname begins with a 'B' who has appeared on the Radio 4 programme 'Desert Island Discs' since September 2004.

For 10 points
Brenda Blethyn, John Browne, Betsy Blair, Yvonne Brewster
For 5 points
Raymond Briggs (2) Darcey Bussell(2)
Not allowed -David Edgar (surname doesn't begin with a B )

5. Name an actor or actress who appears in the 2005 film 'The Island'.
For 10 points
Djimon Hounsou, Siobhan Flynn, Shelby leverington, Kathleen Rose Perkins

For 5 points
Steve Buscemi (2) Noa Tishby(2)


Results -

50 points - Cinnamon!
45 points - physalius,
40 points -gatsby, LeoDaVinci
35 points - ren,Mugaboo, Howie and srini 701
30 points - vogon


So the winner this round with a perfect score of 50 points is cinamm0n!! Congratulations, and thank you to all who played!


Edited by MaggieG (Thu Aug 10 2006 12:18 AM)

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#315652 - Wed Aug 09 2006 02:38 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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I'd like to close up Round 5 within 24 hours, so play now or forever hold your peace...

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#315653 - Thu Aug 10 2006 05:55 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Ever come home from a hectic day and realised it is your turn, and you haven't even thought about it? Watch this space...
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#315654 - Thu Aug 10 2006 06:42 AM Round 10
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Whew! I was quite easy really, once I had picked another of my fixations. This time it is Poems I Love. I had to learn one poem every 2 weeks at my primary school and as a result I can quote great chunks to this day. (Yes, Sue, even The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck...)
Here are some of my favourite poets. Not too well known I know but persevere and you will see why I love them, maybe.
1. Wilfred Gibson was a WW1 poet and friend of Rupert Brooke. My favourite of his is called "The Ice Cart" At the bottom of this page Give me an adjective to describe the snow or ice in the poem.
2.Rupert Brooke is probably better known to you . He is accused of over romanticising war. Nevertheless... give me a line from :"The Dead" by Rupert Brooke.
3. Now turn to Henry Reed, maybe my favourite WW1 poet. Find "Naming of Parts" . Read it and find part of a weapon that he names.
4 Next DH Lawrence "The Snake" So very evocative. Find and name a word(verb) for an action by the snake in this wonderful poem.
Last (if you are still awake)
5. Now... of course, Shakespeare's Poetry. not however the best known sonnet "Shall I compare thee.." Not MY fave.
I had to learn this one and I love it. Give me a line from Sonnet 29 "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes..."
(and then try to convince me that Shakespeare's work is overrated.) Thanks all. I hope you will ask for help if you need it.
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#315655 - Thu Aug 10 2006 07:26 AM Re: Round 10
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Ren! I might have to sit out this round...
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#315656 - Thu Aug 10 2006 11:20 AM Re: Round 10
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Round 8 = closed
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#315657 - Thu Aug 10 2006 11:24 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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1) A boy’s name beginning with I
For ten points:
Ilye, Indranee, Igor, Imtiaz, Idris, Ivan,
For five points:
Ishmail (3)
Not mentioned:
Ivor, Ian and more

2) A girls name beginning with I
For ten points:
Irma, Imogene, Indu, Ingrid, Irit, Ita, Isla, Isadora, Irah,
For five points:
Ten points to all
Not mentioned:
Isabel, Issie and more

3) A profession beginning with I
For ten points:
Image Developer, Image Consulter, Invigilator, Interpreter, IT Programmer, Instrumentalist, Information Desk Assistant.Insurance Broker, Illuminator,
For five points:
Ten points to all
Not mentioned:
Irish Guard (sings in choirs etc), Intelligence expert and more

4) A FICTIONAL character with the surname beginning with I
For ten points:
Henrik Ibsen, Martha Ivers (from 1946 movie), Iseult (Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"), Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse (from War of the Worlds), Yaci Izanagi from the Anime "Samurai Shodown", Mr Incredible, William of Ivanhoe (from the novel"Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott), Mrs Iveson from 'Death in Summer' by William Trevor, Poison Ivy,
For five points:
Ten points to all
Not mentioned:
Emily Inglethorp, Alfred Inglethorp (both from Agatha Christie’s first mystery “The Mysterious Affair At Styles”) and more

5) Any animal beginning with I
For ten points:
Impala, Iguanadon (dinosaur), Indian Rhino, Indri, Indigo Snake, Iriomote Cat (Prionailurus iriomotensis), Indo-Chinese Rock Snake, Irish Setter, Icelandic Sheepdog,
For five points:
Ten points to all
Not mentioned:
Irish Wolfhound and more


COMPETITORS – 9 competitors
Gatsby – 50
Glamel – 50
Leo – 50
Mugaboo – 50
Ren – 50
Srini – 50

Maggie – 45
Physalius – 45
Vogon – 45

Well done to Gatsby, Glamel, Leo, Mugaboo, Ren and Srini
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#315658 - Fri Aug 11 2006 05:29 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 11

It is just me again. Somehow I have to follow Ren's superb questions with some questions of my own that do not make people fall alseep:

1) Please give me the name of a state in the USA that begins with the letter U, V,or W.
2) Please give me the name of a track of the Genesis album "Invisible Touch".
3) Please give me the name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site found in the Czech Republic.
4) Since 1900, there have been 12 instances of an unassisted triple play in Major League Baseball. Please give me the name of one of the players to achieve this very rare feat.
5) Please give me the name of a sister city of San Franciso, California.

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#315659 - Fri Aug 11 2006 07:49 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 5 is closed - results soon!

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