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#395015 - Mon Nov 12 2007 10:17 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Round 13 quiz – November

Today’s quiz - “Street related”.

1 - Michael Douglas starred in the TV series “The Streets of San Francisco” in the 1970s together with Karl Malden. (Side note: The series was popular, ran for five seasons and, according to imdb, gave Michael Douglas his first real break.) This series was one of many produced by Quinn Martin. Please give me the name of another TV series that Quinn Martin produced in the 1960s or 1970s.

2 - Harley Street, London, is world famous for private medical care and, according to the Harley Street Guide, the area is also known as Medical London. The guide provides useful information on ‘Choosing a Harley Street specialist’ and there is a handy checklist of questions to ask your doctor. Please select for me a question from the list of questions under the sub-headings ‘The Surgeon’ or ‘The Hospital or Clinic’.

3 – “Easy Street” is one of the songs from the musical “Annie” but probably the most well-known song from “Annie” is “Tomorrow”. Other than the two songs mentioned, please give me the name of a musical number from Act 1 of “Annie”, the stage musical (doesn’t matter who sings it).

4 - Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh starred together in “A Streetcar named Desire” set in New Orleans. The film won four Oscars but the playwright, Tennessee Williams, although nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay, did not win an Oscar. Please name any play written by Tennessee Williams that was published from 1963 till his death.

5 – “Sesame Street” is an educational TV programme for pre-schoolers. The programme has been running since 1969 and is filled with lovable Muppet characters, “Cookie Monster” and “Ernie and Bert” are my favourites. Sesame Street is also shown internationally either as it is (that is the American version) or a dubbed version or a co-produced unique version reflecting the culture of its own country. Please name a country that has produced a local adaptation of Sesame Street. Just the country’s name will be fine and it does not matter whether the local adaptation is still being shown in the country.

Hope the above is clear enough. Feel free to PM me for clarification/help if needed. This round will close on Friday 16 November midnight (FT time).
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#395016 - Tue Nov 13 2007 02:34 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6737
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 10 is closed!

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#395017 - Tue Nov 13 2007 03:02 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 8 will be closing tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8am FT time.


Edited by nakarinna (Tue Nov 13 2007 10:35 PM)
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#395018 - Tue Nov 13 2007 10:43 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jun 08 2007
Posts: 5759
Loc: India
ROUND 14 - Wednesday, November 14


1. 14th November is the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India and is celebrated as Children's Day in India to honour his relentless efforts in the welfare and upliftment of children and youth. Give me the name of one of the Prime Ministers of India.

2. The Prime Minister of India is the head of the Union Cabinet of India. The current Union Cabinet was formed in 2004 and is led by Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister. Give me the name of one of the current Cabinet Ministers listed here.

3. While 14th November is the Indian Children's Day, the Universal Children's day is 20th November, as decided by the United Nations and UNESCO. Give me any other holiday or occassion that occurs either on 14th November or 20th November.

4. Given my love for cricket, I cannot bypass this opportunity to mention that 14th November also happens to be the birthday of Australian Wicket-Keeper, Adam Gilchrist. Adam Gilchrist is one of four Test Wicket Keepers with more than 300 dismissals (381 at curent count). Give me the name of a wicket-keeper who have more than 200 dismissals to their credit.

5. Back to Nehru - the Nehru Jacket is a type of long jacket with a mandarin collar, modelled on the type of jacket worn by Jawaharlal Nehru. The Nehru Jacket has now almost faded from the fashion scene. This site has a list of fashion, collectible, activity and event fads of the last 100 years. Give me one of the fads listed in the Fashion Category.

This round will close on either Tuesday, 20th November, (which is the Universal Children's Day ) FT Time.


Edited by cae_16682 (Tue Nov 13 2007 10:44 PM)
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#395019 - Wed Nov 14 2007 08:59 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6737
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Round 10 Results

9 players this time!

1. Name any published fiction work by Norman Mailer.

For 10 points - The Gospel According to the Son, The Naked and the Dead, An American Dream, The Short Fiction of Norman Mailer

For 5 points - The Deer Park (3), Of Women and Their Elegance (2)


2. Name any published non-fiction work by Norman Mailer.

For 10 points - Of a Fire on the Moon, Advertisements for Myself, The White Negro, On God: An Uncommon Conversation, The Presidential Papers, St. George and the Godfather

For 5 points - Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man (3)


3. Name any of Norman Mailer's 6 wives.

For 10 points - Beatrice Silverman, Carol Stevens

For 5 points - Lady Jeanne Campbell (3), Adele Morales (2), Beverley Bentley (2)

The only one not mentioned was his current wife, Norris Church.



4. Name any of Norman Mailer's 9 children.

For 10 points - Michael, Danielle, Stephen

For 5 points - Kate (3), Maggie (3)

Not mentioned were Susan, Elizabeth, Matthew (adopted), and John Buffalo.



5. Ok, I'm out of questions - so...please make a word of at least 5 letters form the words Norman Mailer.

You guys were outstanding in your vocabulary prowess this time! Ten points for everyone!
mineral, amino, remain, mamelon, alannine, amnion, manner, airman, amoral


Scores

Our two winners, with 45 points each, are Gatsby and bethfay!
40 points - Mugaboo, nakarinna and brandz
35 points - denni, zorba, and srini
25 points - cae

Thanks to everyone for playing! I know it's a busy time of year!

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#395020 - Wed Nov 14 2007 12:18 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 8 Results

12 players entered this round…

1. Please name for me an actor/actress who plays a named character in “The Golden Compass.”

For 10 points: Daniel Craig, Tom Courtenay, Eva Green

For 5 points: Charlie Rowe (3), Jim Carter (2), Nicole Kidman (2), Sam Elliott (2)

Not mentioned: Dakota Blue Richards (Lyra), Ben Walker (Roger), Ian McKellen (Iorek), and others

2. Please name another book containing more than one world.

For 10 points: "Curse of the Mistwraith" by Janny Wurts, "Raft" by Stephen Baxter, "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, "Job: A Comedy of Justice" by Robert Heinlein, "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick, "Chrestomanci" Series by Diana Wynne Jones, "Stravaganza" series by Mary Hoffman, "Timeline" by Michael Crichton, "The Ophiuchi Hotline" by John Varley, "Learning the World: A Novel of First Contact" by Ken MacLeod, "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" - Douglas Adams, "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King

For 5 points: none

3. Name another book that won the Whitbread "Book of the Year" award between 1996 and 2005 (inclusive).

For 10 points: "Beowulf" by Seamus Heaney, "Birthday Letters" by Ted Hughes, "Matisse The Master" by Hilary Spurling, "Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self " by Claire Tomalin, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon, "The Spirit Level" by Seamus Heaney

For 5 points: "English Passengers" by Matthew Kneale (3), "Tales from Ovid" by Ted Hughes (3)

Not mentioned: “Small Island” by Andrea Levy

4. Name for me one of the books in the "Chronicles of Narnia" series.

For 10 points: “The Magician’s Nephew,” “The Last Battle”

For 5 points: “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (2), “Prince Caspian” (2), “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2), “The Silver Chair” (2), “The Horse and His Boy” (2)

Not mentioned: none

5. From this lecture on "Paradise Lost," please give me one of the section subheadings.

For 10 points: Introduction, The Critical Debate over Paradise Lost: Some General Comments, Some Initial Interpretative Considerations: Will and Imagination

For 5 points: Milton as a Protestant (2), A Digression: The Problem of "Philosophical" Poetry (3), Justification of God's Ways: Part 2 (2), The Opening Drama (2)

Not Mentioned: Paradise Lost As an Epic Poem, Some Narrative Considerations, Justification of God's Ways: Part I, and more

Scores:

With 40 points: Jar, cae_16682, szabs, Howie72

With 35 points: Mugaboo, srini701, denni19, brandz_mygirl, zorba_scank, cinnam0n
With 30 points: Gatsby722, bethfay


Congratulations to Jar, cae_16682, szabs, and Howie72 for picking up one trivia point each!

Thanks for playing, everyone !
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#395021 - Wed Nov 14 2007 11:05 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10452
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Round 15 -- Thursday, November 15

For no particular reason, I have decided to take you all on a ride across India for this round ...Interested? Here goes then:

1. Indian Airlines had a monopoly over the domestic skies for a very long time in India till the government decided to open up the skies to foreign and private domestic airlines and liberalise the entire aviation sector, late in 2003. We now have a host of airlines criss-crossing our skies and an airport in every small town. Name for me ANY domestic airline that operates in India (NO international flights/airlines please).

2. Would you believe that the Indian Railways is the World's largest commercial employer, with more than 1.6 million employees, and is second only to the Chinese Army in highest number of employees? Impressive, eh ? The Railways have been around in India since the 1840s and they transport over sixteen million passengers EVERYDAY, apart from a million tonnes of freight! But for my round today, I want you to name any one of the sixteen administrative zones the Indian Railways is divided into .

3. From the skies to the tracks and now to the waters. India has about 14,500 km of navigable waterways, which comprise of rivers, canals, backwaters, creeks, etc. About 50 million tonnes of cargo is moved annually in India through the waters, pretty small figures compared to some other countries. The Inland Waterways Authority of India regulates the waterways for shipping and navigation in India. We currently have just 3 national waterways in India and there is a plan to add 3 more in the near future, but for my round today, it's enough Take a look at this page here and name one of the floating terminals on National Waterway 1 please !

4. Have to get back to the land. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), the leading transport corporation in my home state of Andhra Pradesh, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest bus fleet in the world! And they do have a pretty impressive looking fleet too From the official website of the APSRTC, go to the "coaches" page and pick one of the types of coaches you see there.

5. And finally to the two-wheelers. The Hero Honda is the World's largest manufacturer of motorcycles (by quantity). They are also one of the fastest selling motor bikes in India and have an impressive collection of models (of the two-wheeler variety, not the two-legged ones ) listed on their site. From their official website, go to their " products " page and choose one of your dream machines from there for this round (there are 12 varieties to choose from).

This round will close on Tuesday morning India time (Monday night FT time), so hop on and take a ride if the questions interest you. And remember, I am just a mail away if you have any starting problem
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#395022 - Thu Nov 15 2007 04:10 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
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Loc: Canton
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*Snap, Crackle, Pop!* 12 hours to go until Round 12 is closed....
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#395023 - Fri Nov 16 2007 01:51 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 12 ~ Monday
"Insults"
10 fearless participants

1. In 1969 he released an album called "Don Rickles Speaks". Might you tell me the title of a track on that record, please?

For 10 Points:
'Television', 'Night Clubs', 'Some Big Stars', 'Some Good Friends', 'Men and Women'.
For 5 Points:
'Current Events' (3), 'Capsule Moments' (2).

The album also included 'Sinatra', 'Names In The News', 'Show Biz and Travel', 'Sports' and 'Thoughts'.

2. At any rate, please tell me the name of one of the ten American leaders, throughout history, that DID make David Rosen's "America's Top 10 Sex Scandals" list, OK? No need to give any details on what they did to earn their inclusion ~ just their name will do .

For 10 Points:
James Buchanan (possibly the only gay President?), George W. Bush (accused of not only having an affair, but also of rape - resulting in one woman's disappearance and the other one's apparent suicide [yikes!]).
For 5 Points:
Thomas Jefferson (that pesky long-term tryst, and a few kids, with his slave Sally Hemming) (3), Warren G. Harding (conducted a 15-year affair with his good friend's wife!) (3), Senator Arthur Brown (early Utah statesman shot and killed by his pregnant mistress ) (2).

Which left Alexander Hamilton, John F. Kennedy, Senator Strom Thurmond, Justice Clarence Thomas and Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth.

3. From this unsavory gallery, please tell me the name of a symbol used by either Neo-Nazis or Skinheads, if you can stand looking through them...

For 10 Points:
SKINHEAD SYMBOLS - Peckerwood, Pitbull
NEO-NAZI SYMBOLS - Death's Head, SS Lightning Bolts, Sturmabteilung, Tyr Rune, Nazi Flag, Celtic Cross
For 5 Points:
SKINHEAD SYMBOLS - Valknot (2)

Several others, including Eagle on Swastika, Boots Hammerskins, Crucified Skinhead (?), Skinhead Girl, Skin Fist and so forth ....

4. This time, may I ask of you to name another celebrated person who was born on that date (July 17) in the 1940s? Any sort of 'celebrity'/notable human will be just fine.

For 10 Points:
Verne Lundquist 1940 (American sportscaster); Spencer Davis 1942 (British musician), Peter Sissons 1942 (UK newsreader); Connie Hawkins 1942 (NBA player); Phyllis Davis 1947 (actress); Rodney J. Jones 1948 (U.S. Medal of Honor recipient); John Wetton 1949 (British Musician ~ bassist for King Crimson); Snyder Rini 1949 (Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, very briefly).
For 5 Points:
Catherine Schell 1944 (Hungarian-born actress) (2).

*...and "thank you" to bethfay for sending me a most comprehensive list of many (many) people born on July 17 in the 1940s. It seems everybody and their brother, not to mention their brothers' uncles and aunties too, were born on that day in that decade! So, LOTS of correct answers on this question indeed...

5. On it there are two animated statues (Venus de Milo and David, I think) having a short conversation. Please tell me a word from that front-cover "chat" [of "HT Insult, Abuse and Insinuate in Classical Latin"] between those two that has FOUR or more letters in it, if you would be so kind.

Conversation:
-LATIN-
Venus: "Lutulente!"
David: "Totius Vobis Frontem Tabernae Sopionibus Scribam..."
-ENGLISH-
Venus: "Dirtbag!"
David: "I am going to scrawl filth about you all over the wine shop wall..."

For Ten Points:
Totius, Vobis, Sopionibus, Going.
For Five Points:
Frontem (2), Scribam (2), Filth (2).

The Results....

cinnamOn, Mugaboo .... 45 Points! (Nicely done, you two !)
cae_16682, srini701, szabs, Taesma .... 40 Points!
bethfay, brandz_mygirl, denni19, nakarinna .... 35 Points!

As always, a very very close collection of scores but, in the end, the monthly 'happy points' went to Mr. Mugaboo and Miss cinnamOn ~ congratulations to them both for sitting at the top of the list this time. I'm really glad that you all joined in, and may the forthcoming weekend find each of you in every variety of both goodness and light! 'Til next week...
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#395024 - Fri Nov 16 2007 07:30 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 16 - Friday

Being in the middle of a medical treatment and being forced to have 2 injections a day, today's keyword is SHOT .

1 - A Shot glass is a small glass designed to hold or measure one to three ounces of liquor. Many of them are decorated with a wide variety of pictures and are popular souvenirs and collectibles.
** From This Page kindly pick one of the Wyoming shot glasses.

2 - A Shot also means a continuous strip of motion picture film, created of a series of frames, that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Film editing is the connecting of one or more shots to form a sequence, and then connecting of sequences to form an entire movie.
Film editing, by definition, is the only art that is unique to cinema and which defines and separates filmmaking from almost all other art forms. I hope you will agree that outstanding accomplishments in this unique endeavor deserve to be awarded, so...
** Please give me the name of a film editor that has won an Academy Award for Film Editing in the '40s.

3 - SHOT is the acronym for the Society for the History of Technology, an international society dedicated to the historical study of technology and its relations with politics, economics, labor, business, the environment, public policy, science, and the arts.
** From the society's official website, please give me the name of one of their Special Interest Groups.

4 - In ice hockey a Shot is an attempt by a player to score a goal. There are a few basic types of shots, with the Slapshot being the fastest and hardest of all. The invention of this type of shot is credited to Bernard 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion, a professional player, coach and "Hockey Hall of Fame" inductee. Sadly, he died on March 11, 2006 and in the same day the Montreal Canadians, his team for 16 years, retired his uniform number (5).
** Please name another player of the same team whose number is currently retired. [and by "currently" I mean up to today, November 16th 2007].

5 - An injection, or Shot, is a method of putting liquid into the body with a hollow needle and a syringe. In former times the word "Syringe" also meant big two-handed pumps used as an early firefighting water device. Since we've mentioned firefighting...
** Please pick your favourite firefighter from this 2005 Calendar. - no dogs allowed .

The round will close on Wednesday, November 21st, at 10AM Fun Trivia time.

I'll be around to assist with any need for clarifications. But please shout very loud, I may be too concentrated on researching that calendar .
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#395025 - Fri Nov 16 2007 11:20 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Just a reminder that Round 13 will be closing in just over 12 hours. Lots and lots of room for more answers.
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#395026 - Sat Nov 17 2007 12:22 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 13 is now closed. Results will be posted soon.
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#395027 - Sat Nov 17 2007 01:18 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 13 – November answers

9 great players! Thank you for playing.


1 - Michael Douglas starred in the TV series “The Streets of San Francisco” in the 1970s together with Karl Malden. (Side note: The series was popular, ran for five seasons and, according to imdb, gave Michael Douglas his first real break.) This series was one of many produced by Quinn Martin. Please give me the name of another TV series that Quinn Martin produced in the 1960s or 1970s.

For Ten Points: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, Most Wanted, The Manhunter, Twelve O’Clock High, Barnaby Jones, Bert D’Angelo/Superstar, Caribe

For Five Points: Cannon (2)

Not mentioned: 11 more! - A Man Called Sloane, The Runaways, Tales of the Unexpected, The F.B.I., Banyon, Dan August, The Invaders, Premiere, The Fugitive, The New Breed, The Untouchables


2 - Harley Street, London, is world famous for private medical care and, according to the Harley Street Guide, the area is also known as Medical London. The guide provides useful information on ‘Choosing a Harley Street specialist’ and there is a handy checklist of questions to ask your doctor. Please select for me a question from the list of questions under the sub-headings ‘The Surgeon’ or ‘The Hospital or Clinic’.

For Ten Points: Can I speak to any of your past patients?, What is the rate of complications that you experience with this kind of operation?, Do I have a choice of private hospital or clinic where the operation is carried out?, Where else do you operate?, What is the post-operative infection rate at the clinic/hospital where the operation will take place?, What is your experience of doing this type of surgery?

For Five Points: How often do you operate there? (3)

Not mentioned: 5 more (too long to put here) which you can read at the website.


3 – “Easy Street” is one of the songs from the musical “Annie” but probably the most well-known song from “Annie” is “Tomorrow”. Other than the two songs mentioned, please give me the name of a musical number from Act 1 of “Annie”, the stage musical (doesn’t matter who sings it).

For Ten Points: N.Y.C., You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long, You Make Me Happy

For Five Points: Why Should I Change a Thing? (3), Maybe (3)

Not mentioned: 5 musical numbers - Overture, It’s the Hard Knock Life, Hooverville, Little Girls, I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,


4 - Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh starred together in “A Streetcar named Desire” set in New Orleans. The film won four Oscars but the playwright, Tennessee Williams, although nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay, did not win an Oscar. Please name any play written by Tennessee Williams that was published from 1963 till his death.

For Ten Points: This is (an Entertainment), The Notebook of Trigorin, Tiger Tail, Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis?, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

For Five Points: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (2), Small Craft Warnings (2)

Not mentioned: 9 more titles. Mr. Williams had a total of 16 plays published between 1963 and his death in 1983.


5 – “Sesame Street” is an educational TV programme for pre-schoolers. The programme has been running since 1969 and is filled with lovable Muppet characters, “Cookie Monster” and “Ernie and Bert” are my favourites. Sesame Street is also shown internationally either as it is (that is the American version) or a dubbed version or a co-produced unique version reflecting the culture of its own country. Please name a country that has produced a local adaptation of Sesame Street. Just the country’s name will be fine and it does not matter whether the local adaptation is still being shown in the country.

For Ten Points: Norway, Bangladesh, Egypt, Mexico, Spain, Palestine, Poland, Italy, Brazil

Ten Points All!

Not mentioned: Loads and loads more. You can check it out on Wikipedia.


Results!

Top Place:
50 points: Gatsby – One point to Gats and congratulations for full marks on this round!

Other results:
45 points: Mugaboo, Taesma, Denni19 & Szabs

40 points: Cae_16682

35 points: Srini, Nakarinna & Cinnamon
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#395028 - Sat Nov 17 2007 04:07 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 17 November 17

1. The British Open Real Tennis championships are being played at the moment, the final is on Monday at Queens, could you please give me someone who was in the last 16.
2. Olympic 10000m champion Kenenisa Bekele is getting married tomorrow at the Sheraton Addis (To local film star Danawit Gebregziabher), which is one of only two five star hotels in Ethiopia. Please give me the name of a room where you may sample some of the Hotel's cuisine.
3. Bonhams are holding an auction of Victorian paintings on Wednesday (Nov 21st at New Bond Street), please give me the name of an artist who's paintings are in the sale who died before 1880.
4. The Four Tops and the Temptations are performing in Cardiff today as part of their British Tour. Please give me the name of a current member of either group.
5. Scotland's only tank regiment - The Royal Scot Dragoon Guards, are about release a new CD called "Spirit of the Glen" (on 26th). Please give me a track from the album.

Round will close Wednesday noon (FT time). Please yell for help if you're stuck, or need clarification.

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#395029 - Sun Nov 18 2007 02:59 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Howie72 Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
Posts: 9835
Loc: Timaru NZ
I have missed a number of rounds lately and have been late in closing round 9.

I should be able to get back into playing rounds this week and close round 9 tomorrow.

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#395030 - Mon Nov 19 2007 01:19 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10452
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Still waiting (hopefully) for some of the regulars for Round 15.....24 hours to go.
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#395031 - Mon Nov 19 2007 10:35 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10452
Loc: Hyderabad India           
"Thank you" to the 4 new entries I got over the last 12 hours

Will leave round 15 open for 2 more hours before I post the results....so you still have some time to rush in your entry
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#395032 - Tue Nov 20 2007 01:19 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10452
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Round 15 Results

10 adventurous players traveled across India on various transports for Round 15! Thanks for taking the journey, folks! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did framing the round Here are the methods you all followed to undertake the journey

1. Name ANY domestic airline that operates in India

For 10 points: Jet Airways; Jagson Airlines; Kingfisher Airlines; SpiceJet; MDLR Airlines; Indus; Air India Express; Indian Airlines

For 5 points: IndiGo Airlines (2);

Not mentioned: Air Sahara; Alliance Air; Paramount Airways; Air Deccan; GoAir

2. Name any one of the sixteen administrative zones the Indian Railways is divided into.

For 10 points: North Central Railway; South East Central Railway; Northeast Frontier Railway; West Central Railway; South Eastern Railway; Northern Railway;

For 5 points: East Coast Railway (2); North Western Railway (2);

Not mentioned: North Eastern Railway; Eastern Railway; South Central Railway; Southern Railway; Central Railway; Western Railway; South Western Railway; East Central Railway

3. Name one of the floating terminals on National Waterway 1 please!

For 10 points: Jangipur, Katwa, Semaria,

For 5 points: Bhagalpur (2), Chunar (2); Haldia (3)

Not mentioned: Kolkata, Diamond Harbour, Tribeni, Behrampur, Doriganj, Ballia, Ghazipur, Varanasi, and Allahabad.

4. From the official website of the APSRTC, go to the "coaches" page and pick one of the types of coaches you see there.

For 10 points: Express Coach (Inter-City); Super Luxury Coach (Inter-City); Meghdoot A.C.; 'Pallevelugu' Bus; Garuda A.C Coach; Metro Deluxe Coaches (City);

For 5 points: Garuda Plus (4); {What's with this particular bus? 40% of you picked this....want me to order a bus each for you all? }

Not mentioned: Mini Super Luxury Coach; Sapthagiri Express; Deluxe Coach (Inter-City); Metro-Express (City)

5. From their official website, go to their "products" page and choose one of your dream machines from there for this round

For 10 points: Passion Plus; Splendor +; Glamour PGM F1;

For 5 points: CBZ Extreme (3); Achiever (2); CD Dawn (2);

Not mentioned: CD Deluxe; Pleasure; Splendor NXG; Super Splendor; Glamour; Karizma

And at the end of it all, Mugaboo came out trumps in a reeeaaallll tight race, scoring 45 points! Had he not fancied the CBZ-Xtreme, he might have had a perfect round

Breathing down his neck on 40 points were a clutch of players, including Gatsby, Cae, Denni, Nakarinna and Szabs!

Cinnamon, Taesma and Brandz_Mygirl crossed the line with 35 points .

Bethfay had a leisurely journey, finishing with 30 points.

Sincere thank you for playing and one precious November point to the evergreen Mugaboo

Hoping to see you all back again for my next round…..
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#395033 - Tue Nov 20 2007 08:35 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 20 - Tuesday

I've built these questions around a few notable people all born on November 20.

1 - Benoît B. Mandelbrot, PhD, a Franco-American mathematician, is best known as the "father of fractal geometry". (I love fractals )
**Tell me one of the applications of fractals.

2 - Eero Mäntyranta is a former Finnish skier and multiple Olympic Champion. He is also the first Finnish sportsman to have tested positive for doping.
**Name a sportsman/sportswoman sanctioned for doping offences and whose first name begins with "E".

3 - Maya Plisetskaya, a famous Russian ballet dancer, was frequently cited as the greatest ballerina of modern times. She retired as a soloist from the Bolshoi at 65 but she was still dancing on her 70th birthday.
**From HERE choose any of the awards/honours that Maya has received.

4 - Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle was a very successful naval officer in the Royal Navy and a close personal friend of Lord Horatio Nelson.
**Give me one of Nelson's titles, as inscribed on his coffin.

5 - Nadine Gordimer is a South African writer, political activist and Nobel Prize in literature laureate. Most of her works deal with political issues, as well as the moral and psychological tensions of her racially divided home country.
**Pick a story from Nadine Gordimer's short-story collection "The Soft Voice of the Serpent".

Round 20 will be closed on Sunday, 12 noon FunTrivia time. Please ask for any clarifications, I am always happy to assist .
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#395034 - Tue Nov 20 2007 03:39 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
nakarinna Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Wed Jun 13 2007
Posts: 553
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
Round 22 - Thursday (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.)

My round is a little early because of scheduling issues...I do know that it's not Thursday!

As I was walking down Michigan Avenue - the serious shopping district of Chicago - on my way to work, I was handed the Sears "Wish Book" (their 2007 holiday catalog). Sears has compiled a list of the top 100 gift wishes (all available at Sears, of course ) to 'help' with holiday shopping. Therefore, my round today is based on the rather bizarre assortment of items I found flipping through the Sears catalog.

1. One of the more economical suggestions that Sears makes is "The Simpsons" video game (available in a variety of gaming console formats). "The Simpsons" TV show has enjoyed such extensive popularity that the series has lasted for many seasons, a movie came out recently, and several video games have been released. In honor of this success, please name for me an actor/actress from "The Simpsons" TV show that has appeared in 100 or more episodes (the actor/actress does not need to play a named character or even the same character for all appearances).

2. For the do-it-yourselfer, Sears recommends the Craftsman 28 piece Reversible Ratcheting Wrench and Wrench Socket Set. The set includes 14 different sizes of wrench & socket combinations (7 in inches & 7 in millimeters). Please select one of the fourteen wrench sizes listed on this product page.

3. The "Madden" football video games are also featured on Sears' list. John Madden, affiliated with the National Football League since 1958, has served in the capacities of American football player, coach and commentator. Madden was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969-1978. Please name for me any head coach of the Raiders. (N.B. The Oakland Raiders were re-located to Los Angeles for a period of time, so anyone who coached at either location is acceptable.)

4. Sears has included a couple different models of air compressors. This surprised me, since I would categorize this more as a possible work necessity than enjoyable holiday gift, but maybe that's just me. Therefore, please tell me a possible use or application of a gas compressor (Wikipedia lists several; I'm sure there are more uses out there. However, if you pick one that's not on Wikipedia, please send me a link to the site where you found or verified the information. Thanks!)

5. Finally, Sears chose twelve of the 100 products as their "can't-miss gifts" and placed them on the first page of the catalog. Please name one of these twelve "hottest wishes" as found on the home page of the online version of the catalog.


General Comments about the round:
- Almost every item on the list is 50 dollars and up (with the higher-ranked items going up to $3000).
- Most of the items on the top 100 list are typically considered "male-oriented." It makes me wonder if the 'male' gifts are pricier on average than 'female' gifts (and therefore generate more income when purchased), or if Sears considers its main demographic to be females shopping for their significant others.
- I have spent quite a bit of time talking about Sears and their products, which makes me feel (a) like a salesperson for Sears and (b) like I'm rambling. Well, (a) is not true but (b) quite probably is.


I am posting this round early because I'm going out of town tomorrow afternoon for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I probably won't have internet access until Monday morning. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, but I may not be able to respond until Monday. I will announce the closing of the round well in advance.


Edited by nakarinna (Tue Nov 20 2007 03:44 PM)
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#395035 - Tue Nov 20 2007 06:51 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Forum Champion

Registered: Fri Jun 08 2007
Posts: 5759
Loc: India
I know I'm more than a day late - but Round 14 is finally closed. Results in a few.
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#395036 - Tue Nov 20 2007 08:52 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Jun 08 2007
Posts: 5759
Loc: India
ROUND 14 - Wednesday, November 14

10 incredible players this time round!

1. 14th November is the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India and is celebrated as Children's Day in India to honour his relentless efforts in the welfare and upliftment of children and youth. Give me the name of one of the Prime Ministers of India.

For 10 points: Manmohan Singh, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Atal Behari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai, Gulzarilal Nanda, Choudhary Charan Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi

For 5 points: P.V. Narasimha Rao (2)

Not mentioned: Rajiv Gandhi, H.D. Deve Gowda, V. P. Singh, Inder Kumar Gujral

2. The Prime Minister of India is the head of the Union Cabinet of India. The current Union Cabinet was formed in 2004 and is led by Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister. Give me the name of one of the current Cabinet Ministers listed here.

For 10 points: Murli Deora, Shankersinh Vaghela, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, Pranab Mukherjee, Abdul Rehman Antulay, P Chidambaram

For 5 points: Ram Vilas Paswan (2), Hansraj Bhardwaj (2)

Not mentioned: Prem Chand Gupta, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Kamal Nath and others

3. While 14th November is the Indian Children's Day, the Universal Children's day is 20th November, as decided by the United Nations and UNESCO. Give me any other holiday or occassion that occurs either on 14th November or 20th November.

For 10 points: National Guacamole Day (US), Anniversary of the Revolution (Mexico), Absurdity Day, Afro-Brazilian's Conscience Day (Brazil), Feast of Barlaam of Kiev (Russia), National Young Readers Day (US), World COPD Day (International), World Diabetes Day

For 5 points: Zumbi Day (Brazil) (2)

Not mentioned: Equorum Probatio, Day of the Colombian Woman, wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947)- official flag day (UK) and others.

4. Given my love for cricket, I cannot bypass this opportunity to mention that 14th November also happens to be the birthday of Australian Wicket-Keeper, Adam Gilchrist. Adam Gilchrist is one of four Test Wicket Keepers with more than 300 dismissals (381 at curent count). Give me the name of a wicket-keeper who have more than 200 dismissals to their credit.

For 10 points: Godfrey Evans, Alan Knott, Mark Boucher, Wasim Bari

For 5 points: Ian Healy (2), Ridley Jacobs (2), Jeffrey Dujon (2)

Not mentioned: Rod Marsh, Alec Stewart, Adam Parore

5. Back to Nehru - the Nehru Jacket is a type of long jacket with a mandarin collar, modelled on the type of jacket worn by Jawaharlal Nehru. The Nehru Jacket has now almost faded from the fashion scene. This site has a list of fashion, collectible, activity and event fads of the last 100 years. Give me one of the fads listed in the Fashion Category.

For 10 points: tie dye t-shirts, Taps on shoes, Farrah Fawcett Hair, Granny Glasses, Twiggy Look, Glassless Glasses, Afro haircut, Go Go Boots, Bellbottoms, Bouffant Hairdo 10 POINTS ALL !

For 5 points: None

Not mentioned: Bermuda Shorts, Hot Pants, Ironing Hair and others

As seems to be becoming a trend, the top spot had many worthy contenders within reach. Yet again, only one managed to grab it - firmly with both hands.

And the results are:

With 50 Points!: Brandz Congratulations!
With 45 Points: Nakarinna, Taesma, Mugaboo, Cinnamon, Srini
With 40 Points: Bethfay, szabs, Gatsby,
With 35 Points: Denni


A well deserved monthly point goes to Brandz for a perfect five-oh! Well done, everyone and see you all the week after next! And...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, everyone ! ! !


Edited by cae_16682 (Wed Nov 21 2007 01:22 PM)
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#395037 - Wed Nov 21 2007 01:38 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 21 ~ Wednesday

In playing cae_16682's last Round I happened onto a site that highlighted some significantly weird 'holidays'. It seems that today, November 21, is celebrated (God only knows where, exactly ) as "False Confessions Day". Hmmm. Well, just to reveal evidence that I can thematically come up with marginal questions on just about anything whatsoever ....

1. One method almost, by description alone, encourages false confessions. I'm certain that the goal was to exact "real" criminals to 'fess up, but (in the wrong hands) using it might easily get significantly flawed results in a hurry! Used widely in North America, The Reid Technique involves three different components -- factual analysis, interviewing, and interrogation. It also is designed around nine 'steps', in terms of procedure. Would you please tell me one of those nine "steps" in The Reid Technique? Note: just a brief few words as to which step you are referring to will be enough to ensure which of them you're talking about ~ no need to write them down verbatim...

2. A recent - and highly publicized - case of a false confession came with that of a certain (cringe-worthy) John Mark Karr who claimed to have been responsible for the murder of 6-year old JonBenét Patricia Ramsey, a case unsolved since 1996. Ten years later Karr came forward, for reasons that remain a mystery to all sane people who followed the story, and claimed he'd been with the Colorado girl at the time of her tragic demise and that her death was an 'accident'. DNA testing indicated his entire tale was a crock from sickening beginning to end, and he was released from custody. This time, I'd like you to tell me one of the numbers - just one digit - that appeared on low-life Mr. Karr's arrest warrant (as issued by the Boulder, Colorado PD) as a component of either his California Drivers License Number, his weight OR his height. The warrant was issued on August 15, 2006, by the way.

3. In the US Supreme Court 1966 decision, Miranda vs Arizona, the rights of the suspect were given a particular salvo. When issuing the 'Miranda Warning' ("You have the right to remain silent, etc."), those being arrested are given every opportunity NOT to incriminate themselves and/or NOT to be led into a potentially false confession. Sometimes the 'privelege' turns on itself, though - as it has been known to offer too much protection to the entirely guilty and, if not handled correctly (or at all), glitches with Miranda Rights can get a case thrown out of court before any 'real' evidence gets presented. So kindly tell me, if you would, who were one of the nine men who sat on the United States Supreme Court in 1966 ~ at the time this landmark decision was made?

4. A modern example of yet another false confession (or more than one involving a single case): In 1988 Nancy DePriest was raped and murdered at a Pizza Hut where she worked in Austin, Texas. A coworker, Chris Ochoa, confessed and pled guilty to the murder and implicated his friend (Richard Danziger) in the rape. Both men received life sentences. Years later a prison inmate named Achim Marino wrote letters claiming he was the murderer. DNA was finally tested and matched Marino. Ochoa and Danziger were exonerated and released from prison in 2001 after 12 years of incarceration ! All that misfired justice, peculiar confessing and unthinkable violence aside, Pizza Hut is (usually) a nice and stressless place to grab lunch or dinner. What is a topping you can get on your pizza there? (NO sauces, just meats or vegetables or fruits, OK?)

5. For the record (and on a far less disturbing note), November 21 is also "World Hello Day" ~ nothing to do with false arrests, just greeting the world in a friendly way and a day to "officially" appreciate the opportunity we're given to do it. Thematically, it seems like a FunTrivia sort of red-letter event, yes ? But let's talk about the timeless musical "Hello Dolly!" today. It had its Broadway debut in 1964 at the St. James Theatre in New York (starring the charismatic Carol Channing, with book/lyrics written by Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman) and closed in 1970, but can still be enjoyed on countless stages across the world. To wrap it up, I'd like to know the name of ANY play or musical (no concerts) that has been performed at the St. James Theatre (in NYC) SINCE "Hello Dolly!" closed in 1970. Thank you so much!

This'll close up, say, Sunday at noon (with notice given). Have a fine series of days - and a rollicking great Thanksgiving (if you find yourself in a part of the world that celebrates it). Enjoy, smile and thrive (and eat lots, too)! See you in a day or four...


Edited by Gatsby722 (Wed Nov 21 2007 11:52 AM)

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#395038 - Wed Nov 21 2007 10:05 AM Re: November Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
Round 16 (the Friday one) is now officially closed.
The results will appear here a bit later today .
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#395039 - Wed Nov 21 2007 12:23 PM Re: November Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Answers Round 17 - 8 played

1. The British Open Real Tennis championships are being played at the moment, the final is on Monday at Queens, could you please give me someone who was in the last 16.
For 10 points: Jon Dawes; Andrew Lyons; Camden Riviere; Steve Virgona; Nick Wood; David Woodman
For 5 points: Peter Wright [2]
Not mentioned: Rob Fahey; Ruaraidh Gunn; Mike Gooding; David Harms; Ben Matthews; Dan Jones; Mark Hobbs; Ricardo Smith; Bryn Sayers

2. Olympic 10000m champion Kenenisa Bekele is getting married tomorrow at the Sheraton Addis, which is one of only two five star hotels in Ethiopia. Please give me the name of a room where you may sample some of the Hotel's cuisine.
For 10 points: Fountain Court; Les Arcades; Shaheen; Stagioni
For 5 points: Baywatch [2]; Stanley's [2]
Not mentioned: Breezes; The Office; Summerfields; Sunset Bar

3. Bonhams are holding an auction of Victorian paintings on Wednesday (Nov 21st at New Bond Street), please give me the name of an artist who's paintings are in the sale who died before 1880.
For 10 points: Thomas Baker of Leamington; James Baker Pyne; James Ward
For 5 points: George Sidney Shepherd [2]; George Clarkson Stanfield [3]
Not mentioned include: James Duffield Harding; George Shalders; John Wainwright; Florence Claxton

4. The Four Tops and the Temptations are performing in Cardiff today as part of their British Tour. Please give me the name of a current member of either group.
For 10 points: Abdul "Duke" Fakir; Joe Herndon; Terry Weeks
For 5 points: Ronnie McNeir [2]; Theo Peoples [3]
Not mentioned: Lawrence Roquel Payton, Jr.; Otis Williams; Ron Tyson; Bruce Williamson

5. Scotland's only tank regiment - The Royal Scot Dragoon Guards, are about release a new CD called "Spirit of the Glen" (on 26th). Please give me a track from the album.
For 10 points: Amazing Grace 2007; Sailing; Dances With Wolves; Caledonia; Your Love Echoes Around The World; The Green Hills Of Tyrol
For 5 points: The Day Thou Gavest [2]
Not mentioned: Highland Cathedral; Last Of The Mohicans; Hector The Hero; Mull Of Kintyre; Scottish Medley; Pachelbel's Canon; Over The Hills And Far Away


Scores:
45 points: Szabs
40 points: Bethfay; Cae_16682; Denni19; Gatsby722; Srini701
35 points: Brandz_mygirl
30 points: Nakarinna

A set of results second to none was produced by Szabs, well done for earning the point.

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