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#320864 - Fri Sep 29 2006 12:32 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9824
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Round 26 Results

12 absolutely wonderful players played this round

The answers:

1. The Ramayana, written by Valmiki, is considered a very important text in the canon of Indian literature. Name a character from the Ramayana.

For 10 points: Rama, Lakshmana, Ravana, Hanuman, Dashratha, Sampathi, Kumbhakarna, Mandodari, Jambavantha, Shatrughna
For 5 points: Kausalya (2)

You all mentioned some really rare and not-so-famous characters from Ramayana like Sampathi and Jambavantha! I guess I don’t need to give any further explanatory notes about the characters now

2. The Mahabharata is the greatest literary text from ancient India and is the longest epic poem in the world. The main protagonists of this fantastic epic are the "Pandavas". Give me the name of one of the Pandava brothers.

Nobody gets 10 points
For 5 points: Yudhistira (3), Bheema (2), Arjun (2), Nakul (3), Sahadeva (2)

Ok, I apologize for this question Knowing there were just 5 choices to pick from, I still put it here. But I must add that till the last 2 answers came in, there were 10 points going for Bheema and Arjun, the two mightiest warriors of the Mahabharata!

3. Kalidasa is one of the earliest known writers in Sanskrit and has penned some of India's classic Sanskrit literature. Name any literary work of Kalidasa (poetry or plays).

For 10 points: Rituu-samhaara
For 5 points: Vikramorvasiyam (4); Malavikaagnimitram (3); Abhignana Shaakuntalam (2); Kumaarasambhavam (2)
Not mentioned: Meghaduuta; Raghuvamsha

4. Rabindranath Tagore became the first Asian to win a Nobel prize, when he won the Nobel for literature in 1913 for his work on "Gitanjali". From this page here, give me the name of a work of Tagore that has been translated into English.

For 10 points: Gitanjali; The Gardener; Stray Birds; The Hungry Stones and Other Stories; Chitra: a play in one act;
For 5 points: Fruit-Gathering (3); The Post Office (2); The King of the Dark Chamber (2)
Not mentioned: The Crescent Moon; The Fugitive; Glimpses of Bengal; The Home and the World; Sadhana: the realisation of life; Songs of Kabir

5. Indian English writing gained acceptance in the literary world since the 1930s when some of the finest Indian writers emerged. Raja Rao, Nirad Chaudhuri, Kushwant Singh and later on Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Arundhati Roy, all were exceptional writers in their own right, but probably the one writer who symbolised Indian English writing the best was R K Narayan. Give me the name of a novel written by R K Narayan.

For 10 points: Mr. Sampath - The Printer of Malgudi; The Vendor of Sweets; Talkative Man
For 5 points: The Financial Expert (3); The Painter of Signs (2); The Man-Eater of Malgudi (2); A Tiger for Malgudi (2)
Not mentioned: Swami and Friends; The Bachelor of Arts; The Dark Room; The English Teacher; Waiting for the Mahatma; The Guide; The World of Nagaraj

And the results of a very, very close round….

40 points -- Ren33

35 points -- Gatsby722; JaneMarple; Bethfay; Engadine; Kuu; MaggieG

30 points -- Denni19; Mugaboo; Aginor; Howie72

25 points -- Cinnamon

One point to the wonderful Sara!

Thanks again to all of you for taking part, despite the very short turnaround time. I hope you enjoyed this theme and if I may recommend, do try and read some of R K Narayan's works. Simple and easy to read and yet very profound in the meaning they convey at times.

I am off on a vacation later this afternoon and will join you all again from October 9.

Hoping to see the same kind of responses for my future rounds too,

--Srini
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#320865 - Fri Sep 29 2006 04:15 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9202
Loc: Timaru NZ
Round 22 is closed, results will be posted in the near future.

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#320866 - Fri Sep 29 2006 05:33 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1022
Loc: Scotland UK
Answers Round 23 - 10 played

1. Select anyone who has won the World Bog Snorkelling Championships (Open event).
For 10 points: Sian Evans; Ian Hawkes; Jan Tyler
For 5 points: Steve Madelin [2]; Johnathan Maiden [3]; Craig Napper [2]
Not mentioned: Haydn Pitchforth; Philip John; John Cantillion; Peter Owen; Peter Beaumont; Steve Griffiths

2. Name a God or Goddess of the Hittites.
For 10 points: Anus; Enlil; Hanwarasuit; Hasameli; Hepet; Imbaluris; Inaras; Mukisanus; Suwaliyattas; Zamama
For 5 points: (None)
Not mentioned include: Analus; Ishtar; Kamrusepas; Kumarbis; Tehub


3. Give me an actor or acress who appeared in the movie "The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's"
For 10 points: Eric Barker; Cyril Chamberlain; Raymond Huntley; Nicholas Phipps; Dennis Price; Thorley Walters
For 5 points: Julie Alexander [2]; Lloyd Lamble [2]
Not mentioned include: George Cole; Cecil Partker; Joyce Grenfell; John Le Mesurier; Sid James

4. Give me an emergency number, you could call the fire service on, in any European country.
For 10 points: 01 (Russia and others); 011 (Lithuania); 18 (France); 93 (Croatia and others); 105 (Hungary); 150 (Czech Republic/Slovakia); 199 (Greece/Cyprus); 981 (Romania)
For 5 points: 118 (Switzerland) [2]

5. Name a volcano in Costa Rica.
For 10 points: Cacho Negro; Cerro Tilaran; Maravalles; Orosi; Platanar; Rincón de la Vieja; Tenorio
For 5 points: Poás [3]
Not mentioned: Arenal; Barva; Congo; Chato; El Viejo; Irazú; Kakao; Turrialba

Scores:
50 points: Ren33
45 points: Aginor; Bethfay; Denni19; Howie72; Srini701
40 points: Cinnam0n
35 points: Engadine; Gatsby722; MaggieG

Thanks to all who played, and Ren33 gaining another point in a close fought contest.

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#320867 - Fri Sep 29 2006 05:39 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9202
Loc: Timaru NZ
Answers to Round 22 will be slightly delayed while one answer is checked. It will not be until I wake up in the morning.

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#320868 - Fri Sep 29 2006 01:14 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Polaris101 Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Wed Jan 07 2004
Posts: 3575
Loc: Virginia USA
Round 20 results - 13 players

Q1. A country which borders the Mediterranean Sea.

10 points: Tunisia, Algeria, Syria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Lebanon, Malta, France, Albania, Slovenia, Greece

5 points: Turkey (2)

not mentioned: Spain, Monaco, Italy, Montegnegro, Israel, Cyprus, Egypt, Morocco, Libya


Q2. The name of a mare (or sea) on the moon.

10 points: Sea of Vapors, Sea of Tranquility, Sea of Cleverness, Sea of Islands, Sea of William Henry Smyth, Foaming Sea, Sea of Cold, Sea of Nectar, Sea of Serenity

5 points: Eastern Sea (2), Sea of the Edge (2)

not mentioned: Serpent Sea, Southern Sea, Known Sea, Sea of Crises, Sea of Fertility, Sea of Alexander von Humboldt, Sea of Moisture, Sea of Showers/Rains

Q3. An actor or actress who was a regular (no recurring guests) on SeaQuest DSV (1993-1996).

10 points: Peter DeLuise, Don Franklin, Stephanie Beacham, Kathy Evison, Edward Kerr

5 points: Stacy Haiduk (2), Ted Raimi (2), Roy Scheider (2), Royce D Applegate (2)

not mentioned: Jonathan Brandis, Marco Sanchez, Michael DeLuise, Michael Ironside, Elise Neal


Q4. A country which is a member of the North Sea Commission.

10 points: France, Germany

5 points: Denmark (3), Scotland (2), Sweden (2), The Netherlands (2), Norway (2)

not mentioned: England


Q5. An actor or actress who played an uncredited role in Romance on the High Seas (1948).

10 points: John Holland, Barbara Bates, Samba Kings, Grady Sutton

5 points: Bess Flowers (2), Sandra Gould (3), Frank Dae (4)

not mentioned: John Alvin, Kenneth Britton, Tristram Coffin, G Pat Collins, Mary Field, Douglas Kennedy, Janet Warren


SCORES

40 - Denni, Engadine, Howie, Glamel, Aginor
35 - Jim, Gatsby, Ren, Srini, Mugaboo, Bethfay, Maggie, Cinnam0n

Thanks to everyone who played.
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#320869 - Fri Sep 29 2006 02:07 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9202
Loc: Timaru NZ
We had 11 superb players for Round 22 and here are the
official results:

1) Please give me the name of a golfer competing for the European team at the
2006 Ryder Cup.

10 Points: Paul Casey; Sergio Garcia; Padraig Harrington; Robert
Karlsson
5 Points: Darren Clarke (2); Colin Montgomerie (2); Henrik
Stenson (2)
Not Mentioned: Luke Donald; David Howell; Paul McGinley;
José Maria Olazábal; Lee Westwood

2) The Pan American Games were first held in 1951. Please give me the name of a
city that has hosted these games.

10 Points: Winnipeg, Canada-1967 and 1999; Cali,
Colombia-1971; San Juan, Puerto Rico-1979; Indianapolis, USA-1987; Havana,
Cuba-1991; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic-2003
5 points: Mexico City, Mexico-1955 and 1975 (2); Mar Del
Plata, Argentina, 1995 (3)
Not Mentioned: Buenos Aires, Argentina-1951; Chicago,
USA-1959; São Paulo, Brazil-1963; Caracas, Venezuela-1983

3) The Pacific Islands Forum was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum.
Please give me the name of a member state of this Forum.

10 Points: Australia; Nauru; New Zealand; Niue; Republic of the
Marshall Islands; Solomon Islands; Tuvalu
5 Points: Kiribati (4)
Not Mentioned: Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia;
Fiji; Palau, Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Tonga; Vanuatu

4) Please give me a name of an actor that was nominated for "Outstanding Lead
Actor in a Drama Series" or "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" at the 2006
Primetime Emmy Awards.

10 Points: Peter Krause-"Six Feet Under"; Denis Leary-"Rescue
Me"; Martin Sheen-"The West Wing"; Tony Shalhoub-"Monk"
5 Points: Kevin James-"The King Of Queens" (4); Charlie
Sheen-"Two and a Half Men" (3)
Not Mentioned: Christopher Meloni-"Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit"; Kiefer Sutherland-"24"; Steve Carell-"The Office"; Larry David-"Curb
Your Enthusiasm"

5) Please give me the name of a UNESCO World Heritage site in Japan.
10 Points: Himeji Castle; Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku
Dome); Itsukushima Shinto Shrine; Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii
Mountain Range; Shirakami-Sanchi
5 Points: Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area (2); Historic
Monuments of Ancient Nara (2); Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido (2)
Not Mentioned: Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the
Kingdom of Ryukyu; Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu
Cities); Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (Shirakawa-go,
Gokayama); Shrines and Temples of Nikko; Yakushima

I will just make one observation this round and it came to me late last night as I was trying to post this. Looking by the number of typos I made, I should not do this when I am very tired. Hopefully most of them have been corrected but I make no guarantees.

Now for the results:

45 points - Ren
40 points - Gatsby, Denni, Srini, Maggie
35 points - Mugaboo, Bethfay, Aginor, Gemini, Engadine
30 points - Cinnam0n

As you can see, Ren is out in front by herself so I hope she is not lonely. All I need now is for that envelope to turn up.

Thank you once again for playing and I will see you next time.

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#320870 - Fri Sep 29 2006 04:59 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12421
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
But I POSTED it....
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#320871 - Sat Sep 30 2006 01:06 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
wdwfla Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Jan 10 2006
Posts: 561
Loc: Beresford, SD, USA
Round 25 results will be posted tonight. Still time to get an entry in!
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A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

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#320872 - Sat Sep 30 2006 03:32 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 30
This is it for September - if you're like me, you're wondering where it went!

1. On September 30, 1924, writer Truman Capote was born. Name any one of his published works.

2. On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season. Name someone who played him in movies or television.

3. On September 30, 1861, William Wrigley, Jr. was born, and went on to become a chewing gum millionaire. Name a brand of Wrigley's chewing gum.

4. Name any other famous person born on September 30.

5. On September 30, 1982, the television show "Cheers" premiered. Name any regular cast member of the show.

This will be open until at least Wednesday. I'm here if you have questions!

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#320873 - Sat Sep 30 2006 09:36 PM Re: September Trivia Round 25
wdwfla Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue Jan 10 2006
Posts: 561
Loc: Beresford, SD, USA
10 Players this round!

1. The Valley of the Kings in Egypt was the burial place of many pharaohs. Tell me someone who was buried in the East Valley.
10 Points - Amenhotep I, Ramesses IV, Thutmose IV, Ramesses the Great, Ramesses VI, Thutmose III
5 Points - Seti II, Siptah
2. Name a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
10 Points - Earl Mosser, Sandy Koufax, Ed Head, Hugh Casey, Roger Craig, Van Linge Mungo, Jonathon Braxton, Don Newcombe, Tim Hamulack
3. Charles Dickens has always been one of my favorite writers. Name either a book or a poem that he wrote.
10 Points - Bleak House, A Child's History of England, Little Dorrit, Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, Master Humphrey's Clock
5 Points - Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities
4. Ahh the seven deadly sins. Some of which can be quite a lot of fun. Please name one.
10 Points - Lust, Wrath, Anger, Greed
5 Points - Gluttony, Envy, Pride
5. It is only fair to mention the seven holy virtues. Please name one.
10 Points - Meekness, Chastity, Kindness, Humility, Patience, Abstinence
5 Points - Fortitude, Diligence

50 Points - Cinnam0n
45 Points - Mugaboo, Engadine, Denni19, Gatsby722
40 Points - Jane Marple, cujimmy
35 Points - Bethfay
30 Points - Srini701, Ren33

Another great round everyone. Congrats to Cinnam0n!
_________________________
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

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#320874 - Sun Oct 01 2006 02:45 PM September Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 29 will be closing in 24 hours.

Hurry up people!
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#320875 - Mon Oct 02 2006 03:10 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 29 is closed.
Results will be posted soon.
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"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

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#320876 - Mon Oct 02 2006 04:56 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Results for Round 29

13 extraordinary people took the time to answer - I thank each and everyone of you for playing, and from now on i will make 13 my lucky number

The 5 questions were:

1. Name an American poet whose surname begins with E, F or G.

For 10 points: Alice Fulton, Nikki Giovanni, Mari Evans, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Clayton Eshleman, Robert Frost, Kenneth Goldsmith, Roland Flint, Patricia Fargnoli

For 5 points: Ralph Waldo Emerson (2), Calvin Forbes (2)

Not mentioned: T.S. Eliot, Irving Feldman, Allen Ginsberg and many others.


2. Name one of the athletes that have delivered the Olympic Oath.

For 10 points: Torbjorn Falkanger, Edwin Moses, Adolfo Consolini, Keiichi Suzuki, Kenji Ogiwara, Pierre Harvey, Hans Eidenbenz, Bibi Toriani

For 5 points: Nikolay Andrianov (3), John Landy (2)

Not mentioned: aprox. 26 others


3. Name an European city where you can find a Sofitel Hotel.

For 10 points: Bologna, Parma, Cannes, Madrid, Eindhoven, Geneva, Marseille, Bucharest, Brussels, Sopot, Quiberon

For 5 points: Lagoa (2)

Not mentioned: Amsterdam, London, Munich and lots more.


4. Name an uncredited actor (not character) from the cast of Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind".

For 10 points: Jonah Falcon, John H. Tobin, Lloyd Baskin, Mills Pierre, Sean Bennett

For 5 points: Berly Ellis (2), Evan Hart (2), Sean Reid (2), Gregory Gordon (2)

Not mentioned: Alex Tanaka, Ned Stuart, Ron Howard (yes, the director himself) and others.


5. Name one of Chris de Burgh's albums.

For 10 points: Best Moves, Notes From Planet Earth, Into the Light, The Very Best of Chris de Burgh, Flying Colours, High on Emotion, Beautiful Dreams

For 5 points: This Way Up (2), Crusader (2), Eastern Wind (2)

Not mentioned: Quiet Revolution, The Getaway, Man on the Line, Spark to a Flame and a few others more.


And the results are......

50 points: cinnam0n
Well done!

45 points: cujimmy, Gatsby, Maggie, ren, srini

40 points: aginor, Engadine, glamel

35 points: Howie, Mugaboo, physalius

30 points: bethfay

What amazes me in this game (not only in this round) is how 'similar' we all seem to be, and how our minds work the same - so often we pick the same name/word out of 25, 30 or 45 possible answers. It makes this world a little smaller and brings us all closer....i think

Thanks again to all of you and Congratulations to cinnam0n
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#320877 - Wed Oct 04 2006 06:23 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
Prolific

Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Round 27 is finally closed - sorry about the delay. Answers up soon.

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#320878 - Wed Oct 04 2006 08:33 PM Re: September Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
Prolific

Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Answers to Round 27 - 9 people played

1) Name an item one would expect to find in most women's handbag

Worht 10 points
lipgloss, tissues, credit cards, cotton balls, notebook, some form of ID, hairbrush, tweezers, cellphone

2) Name a species of bushbaby (galago)

Worth 10 points
Lesser (Mohol) bushbaby, Brown greater galago, Northern needle-claw, Rondo bushbaby, Grants bushbaby

Worth 5 points
Malawi bushbaby (2), Senegal bushbaby (Galago senegalensis)(2)

3) Name any work by Charles Dickens that was first published before 1845

Worth 10 points
A Dinner at Poplar Walk

Worth 5 points
Barnaby Rudge (2), The OLd Curiousity Shop (3), Nicholas Nickleby (3)

4) Name one of the 26 states of Brazil

Worth 10 points
Ceara, Paraiba, Alagoas, Bahia, Rio Grande de Norte, Tocantins, Sergipe

Worth 5 points
Espirito Santo (2)

5) Give me the name of an astronomer who has held the title Astronomer Royal for Ireland

Worth 10 points
Franz Friedrich Ernst Brunnow, Sir Robert Stawell Bull, Sir Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Charles Jasper Joly

Worth 5 points
Arthur Alcock Rambaut (3), Sir William Rowan Hamilton (2)

SCORES

50 points - Mugaboo

45 points - denni19, ren33, Engadine
35 points - Gatsby722, physallus, bethfay, cujimmy
30 points - srini30

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#320879 - Thu Oct 05 2006 05:55 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 30 will be closing in 2 hours - get your entries in if you want to play!

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#320880 - Thu Oct 05 2006 09:12 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
Moderator

Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 30 Results

1. On September 30, 1924, writer Truman Capote was born. Name any one of his published works.

10 points - The Grass Harp; House of Flowers; Other Voices, Other Rooms; The Muses Are Heard; Shut a Final Door; Answered Prayers; A Christmas Memory; Music For Chameleons

Capote was a very prolific writer - good job to everyone on picking a different work!

2. On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season. Name someone who played him in movies or television.

10 points - Michael Patrick McGill, Paul A. MacFarlane

5 points - William Bendix (4), Stephen Lang (2)

There were 9 others.

3. On September 30, 1861, William Wrigley, Jr. was born, and went on to become a chewing gum millionaire. Name a brand of Wrigley's chewing gum.

10 points - Big Red, Eclipse, Winterfresh, Lotta, Doublemint

5 points - Orbit (3)

There were several not mentioned, including Spearmint, Juicy Fruit, Extra, Freedent, and Hubba Bubba.

4. Name any other famous person born on September 30.

10 points - Marily McCoo, Hans Geiger, Ehud Olmert, Marc Bolan, Renee Adoree, Christian Cantwell, David Oistrakh, Alan Stretton

10 points for all! If you're curious as to who some of these are, you'll have to google them like I did!

5. On September 30, 1982, the television show "Cheers" premiered. Name any regular cast member of the show.

10 points - Nicholas Colasanto, Kelsey Grammar, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson

5 points - Bebe Neuwirth (2), John Ratzenberger (2)

Others included Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, George Wendt, and Rhea Perlman.

Scores

50 points - bethfay
45 points - Mugaboo, denni19
40 points - ren33, Engadine, glamel, Getsby722
35 points - Howie72

Thanks to the 8 who played - the last point of September is awarded to bethfay!

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#320881 - Wed Oct 18 2006 04:47 AM Re: September Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
Star Poster

Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
September Points!
Bethfay 7
Cinnam0n 5
Engadine 5
Mugaboo 5
Ren 5

Aginor 4
denni19 4
Glamel 4

Gatsby 3
Gemini 3
MaggieG 3
Srini 3

cujimmy 1
Howie 1
Physalius 1

Well done to all and especailly to Bethfay
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