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#461769 - Sun Mar 01 2009 06:24 PM March 2009 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
THE FT TRIVIA ROUNDS

Each day (except Sunday) one of our Trivia Round hosts will post 5 questions that have multiple possible correct answers. Each player should PM his or her answers to the host within the time frame specified (at least 48 hours, but usually more). Each unique correct answer provided (one that was not given by any other player) will receive 10 points, each non-unique correct answer will receive 5 points.
The winner(s) of each Round are awarded monthly points, which are eventually tallied for the entire year.

No sign-up or registration is required to play!!! and each player can play as many or as few Rounds as he or she chooses.

Mondays - Brandz_mygirl and Gatsby
Tuesdays - Brandz_mygirl and Denni
Wednesdays - Gatsby and JaneMarple
Thursdays - Deepakmr
Fridays - Szabs and Maninmidohio
Saturdays - Mugaboo
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#461770 - Mon Mar 02 2009 10:50 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 2 ~ Monday

I was pretty much stuck (both in a semi-bad mood AND for a start as to what to make Rounds questions about) yesterday, so did some reading just to pass the time. I love bumping up against *new* words, y'know? I've really read a lot in my life, and it always thrills me silly to be thrown a word I'm unfamiliar with, and my reading led me to one on Sunday. There are lots o' words I have no idea what they mean, rest assured. But not too many I've never laid eyes on before ...
*sangfroid*
Etymology - [French] sang ('blood') + froid ('cold')
def: Self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain.

1. Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (b. January 23, 1951) is the fellow to whom the adjective *sangfroid* was assigned, in the article I read. In his case the term had nothing to to with cold-bloodedness - quite the opposite indeed. Sully exhibited heroic valor in his stoicism on January 15 when he ably landed a plane full of 150+ people onto the Hudson River in New York (after the vessel's engines were disabled by an unexpected [and rather large] flock of birds). I'm sure the emotions were strong as he went ~ but they were also not useful, and his calm under such pressure saved every life on his airplane. Aside from Captain Sullenberger, please tell me the first or last name of any other member of the crew on Flight 1549 that day. That'd be the first officer and the three flight attendants, then.

2. The summary of the movie is this: "Cosmo Reif (Jason Priestley), an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to 'hitman' against his will. He learns his new trade from Steve (Peter Riegert), a seasoned killer. He soon after falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob so they can be together." If it sounds unfamiliar, don't fret. You're likely one of the gadzillions of people who did not buy a ticket to the 1995 stinker Coldblooded. My initial thought was to ask you folks to name any award the thing was nominated for but, oops, there weren't any . So, instead, kindly tell me any member in the Art Department credited for the movie Coldblooded.

3. The family patriarch was a dedicated Methodist and a widely respected self-made man, who'd established a successful farm. He employed as many as eighteen farm hands, and former employees reportedly admired and respected him for his fair treatment and good wages. His four children, three girls and a boy, were widely respected in the community. His wife was a member of the local garden club. The Clutters were, by all accounts, a fine family. This did not stop two ex-convicts on parole from robbing and murdering most of them senselessly (in 1959), anyway. Such is the stuff of the (mostly) true story "In Cold Blood", written by Truman Capote in 1966. The novelization is Capote's best-known work now, and the tale it unfolds is disturbing, from beginning to end. This time, tell me the first name of ANY of the Clutter family killed during that gruesome invasion. OR the first or surname of the two thugs who killed them.

4. Cold Blood is a long-standing soul-rock-jazz band founded in 1968 and originally based in the San Francisco East Bay area (they have also gone by the name 'Lydia Pense and Cold Blood' due to the popularity of their lead singer). The band first came to prominence in 1969 when rock impresario Bill Graham signed them after an audition and they played the legendary Fillmore West. Miss Pense has been compared to Janis Joplin, and it was Joplin who recommended the audition to Graham. The band has often been compared to another long-standing popular Northern California group, 'Tower of Power', and like them they were rare in that they featured a horn section in addition to guitar, bass and drums. Don't ask me, though. Ashamedly, I'd never even heard of them until I was working on this assortment o' questions . Anyway, I need to know a track from their 2005 album, "Transfusion".

5. Only one way I can think of to sensibly (and probably mercifully?) end today. Please tell me any five-letter word that can be made using the 9 letters in the word *sangfroid*. Thank you veddy much.

This will close up Friday, noon-ish. Just like always . Have a fine, fine week as March begins!


Edited by Gatsby722 (Tue Mar 03 2009 10:58 AM)
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#461771 - Tue Mar 03 2009 10:23 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Tuesday Mar 3– Quiz

Mish-Mash.

1) I like reading up on ways to improve my memory. Not that I practice what I read, but it’s interesting stuff. One can find all sorts of memory boosting techniques on the internet but I find that most would agree that keeping the mind active especially as one grows older is important. From here, please give me one of the top 10 ways (according to the site) to improve one’s memory.

2) When I was little, really little as in pre-school, we used to have hawkers who would either walk or cycle around the neighbourhood with a small cart selling food. One popular hawker was the “Rojak Man”. Rojak is a local dish made up of different vegetables, fruit, some other stuff, all cut up and mixed with a special dressing. The completed dish would then be put on a banana leaf (yes you read it right) and we would eat it using toothpicks. Those were the days when you were far less concerned about practicalities like hygiene. Nowadays you can still get rojak at most food centres, served with the same ingredients but you get them in a proper plate and they cost a heck of a lot more that what the Rojak Man charged. Please give me either a fruit or vegetable listed as an ingredient for rojak – or- an item that is used in making the dressing. Please use the recipe listed here. You don’t need to include the quantity or measurements of the ingredients, just the name will do.

3) Read an article on the actor Willie Aames which brought to mind a show he was once on. From the TV show “Eight is Enough”, please give me the first name of any character whose last name is Bradford.

4) Please name either a former –or- current president –or- prime minister of Singapore.

5) “The Ivy” is a popular restaurant in London. It’s known for celebrity sightings, quality and simplicity of the food and reasonableness of its prices. From their list of champagne and sparkling wines, please pick one whose price per bottle is less than £100.

This round will close on Sunday 8 March at noon FT time. Wishing one and all a wonderful week.
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A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

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#461772 - Wed Mar 04 2009 02:52 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 4th March 2009
Q1 A film beginning with D
Q2 A song title beginning with D
Q3 A book title beginning with D
Q4 A eight letter word beginning with D
Q5 Something you can eat beginning with D
This will close over the weekend
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#461773 - Thu Mar 05 2009 06:34 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Round 5 – Thursday

‘Is Death the end of everything?’, ‘Is there something after death?’, these are questions that would have troubled everyone at some point in their lives. Science says that death is the end of everything. But there are a number of people who believe that death is not the end and there are certain things that science cannot explain. Researchers are coming out with evidences to prove that death is not the end and that the afterlife is not a religious belief, but a scientific fact. This round titled Afterlife discusses some of these facts.

Q1: There are many researchers who believe in the afterlife and there are many theories and evidences which they cite to prove their point. Victor Zammit is an Australian lawyer who has compiled a book (A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife) listing out the various evidences to prove the existence of an afterlife. You can even download the book from the site and read it (if the subject interests you). From Victor Zammit’s website, please tell me the title of any of the chapters of his book, that has either one or two words in the title .

Q2: NDEs or Near Death Experiences are very interesting occurrences that are cited as proof for the afterlife. NDEs are the experiences of people who were believed to be dead and then returned back to life. A majority of the NDE’s have common features like travelling through a tunnel, meeting dead relatives, undergoing a life review and returning back to their bodies. This website gives you plenty of information about NDEs; from the site please select any of the listed Articles about NDE .

Q3 : Those who believe in the afterlife also believe in reincarnation. There have been number of studies carried out on reincarnation. Dr. Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia was one such researcher who personally investigated hundreds of cases of reincarnation. His studies suggested that re-incarnation could be true and would thus be an evidence of the existence of an afterlife. From the Wiki page for Dr. Ian Stevenson, please select the title of any of his articles in scientific journals listed in the page.

Q4 : So if there is an afterlife, is it possible to communicate with those who are dead? This is something which has been done by mediums, who claim to have the power of communicating with souls and spirits. While a large majority of such mediums have been exposed as frauds, there are others who have passed many tests. John Edwards & Alison Dubois are well known mediums who participated in an experiment by Dr. Gary Schwartz known as the ‘White crow experiment’. This experiment proved that mediums were getting some kind of information, which was mostly accurate. The findings of the experiment was telecast in a documentary by HBO and also published in a book. Please select the title of any of the chapters numbered from 1 - 10 from Gary Schwartz’s book The Afterlife Experiments : Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life after Death.

Q5 : So if there is an afterlife, then are the various stories about ghosts true? There have been different theories to explain ghosts. According to scientists, there are no such things as ghosts; they are only a case of overactive imagination! Afterlife proponents however are convinced that ghosts are souls that are trapped on earth. There have been many famous instances of ghost haunting incidents that have unnerved many. From the Wiki page on reportedly haunted locations, please choose any of the listed haunted house locations in Canada.

Whether one believes in the afterlife or not, the subject is without doubt a fascinating one and makes for interesting reading. I hope you will enjoy this round. The round will close on 9 March, Monday.

Corrected a minor grammatical error


Edited by deepakmr (Thu Mar 05 2009 09:17 AM)

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#461774 - Fri Mar 06 2009 12:10 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 2 - Monday
"Sangfroid"
Six breathtakingly bright participants this time (thank you !)

1. Aside from Captain Sullenberger, please tell me the first or last name of any other member of the crew on Flight 1549 that day. That'd be the first officer and the three flight attendants, then.

For 10 Points:
Dent, Sheila, Skiles
For 5 Points:
Dail (3)

Jeffrey Skiles, Donna Dent, Doreen Welsh and Sheila Dail are the full names of the crew.

2. So, instead, kindly tell me any member in the Art Department credited for the movie Coldblooded.

For 10 Points:
Ivan Cat (storyboard artist), Erik Polczwartek (construction coordinator)
For 5 Points:
Melissa R. Jones (scenic artist) (2), Leesa Martling (scenic artist) (2)

Lisa Keller, Jeff Kluchin, Amy Narvarte, Gay Perello, Karen Slobod and Peter Emshwiller are the rest of the "art department" for the movie. Why it took so many people to "art" up that particular flick will likely remain a mystery forever ...

3. This time, tell me the first name of ANY of the Clutter family killed during that gruesome invasion. OR the first or surname of the two thugs who killed them.

For 10 Points:
Bonnie, Richard, Smith
For 5 Points:
Herb (3)

In total, they all were: Herb Clutter, Bonnie Clutter, Nancy Clutter, Kenyon Clutter, Richard ("Dick") Hickock and Perry (Edward) Smith.

4. Anyway, I need to know a track from their 2005 album, "Transfusion" (by the band Cold Blood).

For 10 Points:
Down To The Bone, Guide Me Home, You Make Me Sweat
For 5 Points:
Coming Back (3)

Eight more tunes from which to pick (nothing anybody's likely heard of, however, so I'll skip listing them ... especially after listing that earlier art department).

5. Please tell me any five-letter word that can be made using the 9 letters in the word *sangfroid*. Thank you veddy much.

For 10 Points:
DARNS, DOING, FADOS, GRAND, RADON, ROADS

Countless more, no doubt.

The Results!

45 Points! .... denni19, Mugaboo
40 Points! .... szabs
35 Points! .... brandz_mygirl, deepakmr, maninmidohio

Well done, everyone! Special kudos to winners denni19 and Mugaboo . Have a terrific weekend!
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"The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful." ... H. L. Mencken


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#461775 - Sat Mar 07 2009 04:45 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 7 - Saturday 7th March

Today's round revolves around five people who were executed by firing squad.

1. Roberto Cofresí was a pirate, who operated out of Mona Island (between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic), after taking a dislike to Americans, he specialised in attacking American ships between 1818 and his execution in March 1825. Mona Island is an uninhabited island, so is a great place to find deserted beaches. Please give be a beach located on Mona Island (Puerto Rico).

2. Guy Môquet was a Communist and hero of the French resistance, who was arrested by the French police in October 1940. After the assassination of the German commander Karl Hotz (20th October 1941), Marshal Pétain was ordered by the Germans to shoot 50 Frenchmen. So he choose 50 prisoners to shoot, including Môquet. Please give me a member of Pétain's Vichy Government (ministers), at the time of Guy Môquet execution.

3. Qu Qiubai became the leader of the Chinese communist party in 1927. He contracted tuberculosis so was unable to partake in the Long March. The Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party), arrested him in Changting in 1934, before being executed a year later. Name a drug that can be used to treat tuberculosis (stick to those on WHO's first-line and second-line lists).

4. Max Reichpietsch was a German sailor who served aboard the battleship "Friedrich der Grosse" after he joined up in 1912. He was executed (along with four others) in 1917 for being the ring leader complaining about conditions and other anti-war activities in the Imperial Fleet. The Friedrich der Grosse was one of the German ships that was scuttled in Scapa Flow following the end of the war. Please name any Cruiser that was scuttled at Scarp Flow in 1919.

5. Agustín de Iturbide was the first Emperor of Mexico. He turned out to be a great revolutionary, but not such a good Emperor, as he had to abdicate ten months later, and went to Italy in exile. When he returned to Mexico in 1824, he was condemned as a traitor by the Mexican congress, and executed. Name one of Agustín de Iturbide's Children.


If you think I deserve to join those five with too tough a question, then please ask, and I'll point you to the appropriate Wiki page.
Round will close Thursday (Noon FT time).

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#461776 - Sat Mar 07 2009 06:01 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 6 Sorry these are late, I don't know how, but I accidentaly deleted this file when I was ready to post , so I had to start all over again .

This shall be the food round as, I will be wetting your appetites with food from several different parts of the world, I hope you enjoy.

1. Greek cuisine has a very long tradition and its flavours change with the season and its geography. It has influences from the different people's cuisine the Greeks have interacted with over the centuries, as evidenced by several types of sweets and cooked foods. From this page , please give me a meat dish, that is mentioned under the “ Featured Cooking”.

2. Venezuelan Food tends to be highly regional. Many of the dishes in Venezuela are based on French, Italian, and Spanish recipes due to the heavy immigration that once existed from these countries, but have varied over the years to become uniquely Venezuelan, you will also find that it has quite a few indigenous, and African roots forming a very interesting cuisine full with flavour. Fresh fish and shellfish make up many coastal recipes, tubers such as the potatoes and yucca are quite common in the highlands, corn & rice are found everywhere as they are part of the staple diet, and many tropical fruits and vegetables make up dishes from the Amazon regions. From this page , please give me the name of a traditional Venezuelan dish – that are in bold, no desserts please.

3. Morocco’s long history is reflected in its food. The country is situated on the North African shores of the Mediterranean and incorporates the rugged Atlas Mountains. Nomadic North African Berbers created the basis of the country’s lush and varied cuisine. But a raft of foreign influences flavours Moroccan cuisine, as well. A centuries-old penchant for Persian sweet-and-sour cooking styles still persists, and ingredients like saffron, nuts, pickled lemons, and pomegranates are staples of the Moroccan larder. From this page please give me a traditional Moroccan dish.

4. Authentic Hungarian dishes are definitely not for people on a diet, they are generally known for their rich flavour, aroma and texture, which compensates for the slightly excessive calory intake. The ingredients used are simple but essential for real Hungarian dishes, several special ingredients such as paprika, dill, cumin, onion, garlic and sour cream, account for the distinctive flavour of Hungarian meals. The fertile Hungarian plain and the favourable climate provide excellent conditions for growing tasty vegetables, fruits, and to raise domestic animals whose meat is savoury. June Meyer has put together a wonderful cookbook, in which she shares her “ Authentic Hungarian Heirloom Recipes”, please have a look at these recipes , and give me one of the Main Course dishes. (Have a look at some of the recipes some of them are quite tasty and very easy, I have tested them all out )

5. Spanish cuisine consists of a variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep maritime roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to an array of unique cuisines with literally thousands of recipes and flavors. It is also renowned for its health benefits and fresh ingredients. One of the most typical dishes of Spain is the Paella, there are literally hundreds of paella recipes and every cook has their own favourite recipe. It is normally made using fish and shellfish but can also be made with chicken or rabbit, or in many cases a mixture of both. A paella is very flexible so if you don’t have the exact ingredients or if you find some of them hard to get hold of, substitute them for something similar or what you enjoy. Getting fresh shellfish can be a problem, but you can always use frozen fish as well. From this paella recipe , would you be so kind and give me an ingredient listed. If you ever feel adventuresome, you can give it a try.

Lets say we close this round on Thursday 12th of March noonish, and sorry if I have made you hungry, but you've got plenty of new recipes to try out , if you have any problems pm me. In the meantime have a great weekend.

edited to sort out a link in Q4


Edited by szabs (Sun Mar 08 2009 06:47 AM)

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#461777 - Sat Mar 07 2009 11:38 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Reminder that Round 3 will be closing in approximately 12 hours and 20 mins. Also to add that I've sent out replies to everyone who has sent in answers. If you've played but didn't get a response from me, please let me know.

Good night, good morning or good afternoon wherever you are.
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A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

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#461778 - Sun Mar 08 2009 08:35 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Round 5 (Afterlife) will be closing in around 24 hours from now. Lot of time left for new players and veterans to send in their answers .

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#461779 - Sun Mar 08 2009 11:08 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Mar 3 Round – Answers

MISH-MASH had Eight players Extraordinaire.


1) From here, please give me one of the top 10 ways (according to the site) to improve one’s memory.
For Ten Points: Chunking, Get moving, Method of loci, Use your environment
For Five Points: Pay attention (2), Visualization and association (2)
Not mentioned: Drink in moderation, Practice makes perfect, Seek treatment for depression, The name game.


2) Please give me either a fruit or vegetable listed as an ingredient for rojak – or- an item that is used in making the dressing. Please use the recipe listed here. You don’t need to include the quantity or measurements of the ingredients, just the name will do.
For Ten Points: Black bean paste, Kangkong (water convolvulous), Pineapple, Red chilli, Tamarind paste
For Five Points: Roasted peanuts (3)
Not mentioned: Bangkwang (turnip), Bean sprouts, Bunga cantan (Pink ginger bud), Cucumber, Hot water, Lime juice, Sugar.


3) From the TV show “Eight is Enough”, please give me the first name of any character whose last name is Bradford.
For Ten Points: David, Janet, Joanie, Nicholas, Sandra Sue, Tommy
For Five Points: Tom (2)
Not mentioned: Elizabeth, Mary, Nancy, Susan.


4) Please name either a former –or- current president –or- prime minister of Singapore.
For Ten Points: Benjamin H Sheares, Goh Chok Tong, Lee Kuan Yew, Yusof bin Ishak
For Five Points: C V Devan Nair (2), Ong Teng Cheong (2)
Not mentioned: Lee Hsien Loong, S R Nathan, Wee Kim Wee.


5) From their (“The Ivy” in London) list of champagne and sparkling wines, please pick one whose price per bottle is less than £100.
For Ten Points: Laurent-Perrier 1999 Brut France, Théophile Roederer Brut N.V. France
For Five Points: Alfred Gratien Brut Millesimé 1998 France (2), Laurent-Perrier Brut N.V. France (2), Rosé Laurent-Perrier Brut N.V. France (2)
Not mentioned: Nyetimber 2001 Blanc de Blanc West Sussex, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Vino Spumante Col Vetoraz Italy, Rosé Billecart-Salmon Brut N.V. France.


RESULTS!

Top Place:
45 points: Maninmidohio, Mugaboo and Denni Three winners this time, yay!

Other Results:
40 points: Gatsby and Szabs
30 points: Deepakmr, Bikoz and Skylar Warm welcome to Bikoz

My thanks to every one who played. ‘See’ you all tomorrow.
_________________________
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

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#461780 - Mon Mar 09 2009 02:33 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Round 4 - Wednesday - closes in a few hours
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#461781 - Mon Mar 09 2009 08:20 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Round 5 – Thursday
Afterlife

Seven superb players participated in this round, including one new player bikoz. A warm welcome to bikoz!

Q1: From Victor Zammit’s website, please tell me the title of any of the chapters of his book, that has either one or two words in the title.

For 10 points: none

For 5 points: Deathbed visions (2), Remote viewing (2), Poltergeists (3)

Not mentioned : Opening statement, Instrumental Transcommunication, Materialization Mediumship, Helen Duncan, Xenoglossy and Reincarnation.


Q2: This website gives you plenty of information about NDE’s; from the site please select any of the listed Articles about NDE.

For 10 points: How the New Physics is Validating NDE’s, Grieving from the Loss of a Loved One From the Perspective of the NDE, A Critique of Mary Baxter's Hellish NDE and Her Book "A Divine Revelation of Hell", Near-Death and UFO Encounters as Shamanic Initiations: Some Conceptual and Evolutionary Implications, NDEs: Brain Physiology or Transcendental Consciousness? Or both?

For 5 points: The Survivalist’s Interpretation of Recent Studies into NDE’s (2)

Not mentioned : A Critique of Susan Blackmore’s Dying Brain Theory, What It is Like to Die, A Theory that Accounts for All Occurrences of NDE’s, Dealing with the Fear of Death, The Scientific Case Suggestive of Astrology and Religious Interpretations of Near-Death Experiences.


Q3: From the Wiki page for Dr. Ian Stevenson, please select the title of any of his articles in scientific journals listed in the page.

For 10 points: Some Bodily Malformations Attributed to Previous Lives, The Explanatory Value of the Idea of Reincarnation, The Belief in Reincarnation Among the Igbo of Nigeria, The phenomenon of claimed memories of previous lives: possible interpretations and importance

For 5 points: Ropelike Birthmarks on Children Who Claim to Remember Past Lives (3)

Not mentioned : American Children Who Claim to Remember Previous Lives, Characteristics of Cases of the Reincarnation Type Among the Igbo of Nigeria, Characteristics of Cases of the Reincarnation Type Among the Igbo of Nigeria, Birthmarks and Birth Defects Corresponding to Wounds on Deceased Persons and Past lives of twins.


Q4: Please select the title of any of the chapters numbered from 1 - 10 from Gary Schwartz’s book The Afterlife Experiments : Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life after Death.

For 10 points: What a Difference a Dinner can Make, Bring Soul Science into the University, The Ronnie Readings

For 5 points: HBO Results (2), Seeking a New Design (2)

Not mentioned : The Journey Begins, Five Words that Changed my Life, Here-to-There and Back Again, Mediums Read while Cameras Roll : The Patricia Readings and The Christopher Readings.


Q5: From the Wiki page on reported haunted locations, please choose any of the listed haunted house locations in Canada.

For 10 points: Forbidden Plateau, Gibraltar Lighthouse

For 5 points: Nicholas Street Gaol (3), Old Hsin Kuang Restaurant (2)

Not mentioned : The Ceperely House, Government House Regina, Hycroft Mansion, Quesnel and District Museum and Archives, The Screaming Tunnel Niagara Falls and The Savoy Theatre.


Here are the final results:

40 points: Gatsby722, denni19
35 points: maninmidohio, Mugaboo, bikoz
30 points: brandz_mygirl, szabs

We have two winners for this round Gatsby722 and denni19. Congrats to denni and Gats who get a trivia point each. Thanks again to all the participants who sent in their answers. See you on Thursday .

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#461782 - Mon Mar 09 2009 12:01 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14484
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 4th March 2009 results
Q1 A film beginning with D
FOR TEN POINTS:
Desperate Hours (1990), Distant Thunder, Dog Day Afternoon, Delirious (1991), Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, Dead Man Walking, DOA (Dead or Alive), Divorce, Italian Style,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Death on the Nile (with Peter Ustinov)Dead Poet’s Society and more

Q2 A song title beginning with D
FOR TEN POINTS:
Deed I Do (by Diana Krall), Down the Road (Kansas), Day by day, "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" by The Kinks, "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones, Disturbance At The Heron House (R.E.M), Drumroll (We’re All Thirsty), Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (Bruce Springsteen),
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Delilah (Tom Jones) and more

Q3 A book title beginning with D
FOR TEN POINTS:
Dragon’s Fire (by Anne and Todd McCaffrey), Dying Light in Cordoba – Lindsey Davis, David Copperfield (Charles Dickens), Dead Air (by Iain Banks), Destination Unknown – Agatha Christie, Dr. Zhivago, Discursive Acts, "Doing What Comes Naturally" by Walter E. Blake,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Dead Man’s Folly (Agatha Christie) and more

Q4 A eight letter word beginning with D
FOR TEN POINTS:
Dogmatic, Duotones, Doubtful, Debonair, Delusion, Decorate , Denounce, Dwindled,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Disguise and more

Q5 Something you can eat beginning with D
FOR TEN POINTS:
Dragon Fruit, Dabai (fruit), Ding Dong (made by Hostess), Deep Pan Pizza, Du Barry Cream Soup, Dijon Chicken, Dewberry, Daifuku (a Japanese confection),
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!
NOT MENTIONED:
Dates, Dark chocolate and more

SCORES - Eight players
Bikoz – 50
Brandz_mygirl – 50
Deepakmr – 50
Gatsby – 50
Maninmidohio – 50
Mugaboo – 50
skylar7 – 50
Szabs – 50
Well done to all!
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#461783 - Mon Mar 09 2009 01:04 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Monday Mar 9– Quiz

Onward with the Gs. A continuation of the alphabet rounds.

1) Ghost story – Speaking from my own experience, a sleepover consisting of teens almost always includes the obligatory ghost story or stories. Something about teens and their desire to be scared out of their wits at every possible opportunity. Halloween is the night of choice for being frightened, and on that day in 2008, the Guardian UK newspaper aptly published a listing of their top 10 ghost stories. Please give me a title from that list.

2) Garden salad – is as the name implies but can also include bacon bits, hard boiled eggs, croutons, tuna, chicken and prawns. A salad can be eaten as is but one would most likely have a dressing to go with it. A popular brand of salad dressings is “Newman’s Own”. Please name a regular salad dressing from “Newman’s Own”.

3) Please tell me the name any of the grandchildren of the 41st President of the United States. Only the first name is needed.

4) This ‘oily’ (think of the letter ‘G’) musical film from 1978 was extremely popular It spawned a sequel which was considered a flop. Please give me a song title from Imdb’s soundtrack listing for the film (not the sequel).

5) Greece – definitely one of my ‘must-visit-when-I-have-funds’ countries. The Greek National Tourism Organisation has a list of ‘what to see’ on their website. Please give me the name of a museum from that list that begins with the letter 'G'.

Please PM if you need help. This round will close at noon FT time on Sunday 15 March. Wishing one and all a very gentle Monday.

Edited 'cos I missed out a really important portion of the question in Q5. The newly inserted bit in the question will now bring the possible answers down from an incredible amount to just 9 (hopefully!). Thank you very much to Maninmidohio for pointing this out to me.


Edited by brandz_mygirl (Mon Mar 09 2009 08:44 PM)

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#461784 - Tue Mar 10 2009 04:58 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 10 - Tuesday

The weather over the last few days was warm but grey and gloomy. I find it a bit too distressing to feel like sunset at noon - much too dark. So I am tempted to play god and say "Fiat Lux" (Let light arise or Let there be light).

** Let this round be about Latin, languages, grammar and phrases.


1. Give me any other Latin phrase which contains the word "FIAT" OR "LUX" in it.

2. Find me the Romanian word for any COLOUR.

3. Pick your favourite nautical phrase from the list in HERE.

4. Give me an English word starting with "Lux".
(Please, NO plurals)

5. From This Page give me any one-word only FIAT.

This round will be closed on Saturday at noon - FT time.
Hope you will have a bit of fun with my silly questions.

May you all have a fantabulous week!
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#461785 - Wed Mar 11 2009 10:56 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 6 will be closing in 24 hours plenty of time left for regulars and new players to send in your answers .

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#461786 - Thu Mar 12 2009 03:53 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Round 12 – Thursday

As a kid, my favourite pastime was reading comic books. In the process, I managed to build a good collection of comics. Looking over my old comics, I got the idea of making this round about some of my favourite Comic book characters.

Q1: One of my all-time favourite comic books was the Tintin series. Tintin is an intrepid boy reporter who travels all around the world to take on crime. The stories of Tintin have been very popular and Steven Spielberg is all set to make a movie on Tintin. From the official site of Tintin at this page, please select the name of a Tintin book set anywhere in Africa or Asia .

Q2: Another of my favourite comic characters was Mandrake the Magician. Mandrake has magical powers which enable him to hypnotise anyone. Like all superheroes, Mandrake uses his powers to fight crime. One of my favourite series was Mandrake taking on the villainous Octon and the Gang of eight. This page features the list of comic covers featuring Mandrake and Octon, please tell me one of the comic cover titles, that has Mandrake without his trademark hat .

Q3 : Richie Rich is the poor little rich boy and is the richest kid in the world. The comics of Richie Rich were another of my favourites. From the Wiki page for Richie Rich, please select the name of any of the female characters who appear in the series.

Q4 : Lee Falk who created Mandrake also created another popular hero Phantom – the Ghost who walks. Phantom wears a purple skin-tight costume and is a masked hero who stays in a jungle cave and fights crime. In the city he takes the identity of Mr. Walker. From this page containing a list of Phantom comics, please tell me any of the story titles, that have been published in three parts .

Q5 : The characters created by Walt Disney are popular among kids across the globe. Though Mickey Mouse is more popular, Donald Duck was my favourite Disney character. Apart from the numerous cartoons, there were a number of comic book stories that featured Donald, his nephews and the miserly Uncle Scrooge. From this page, please choose any of the listed comic titles that has Donald’s name in it.

This round will end on 16 March, Monday. Looking forward to your answers . Please send me a PM if you have a problem with any of the questions.

Added the link for Q1


Edited by deepakmr (Fri Mar 13 2009 07:26 AM)

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#461787 - Thu Mar 12 2009 04:46 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Quick note: due to *stuff* that I need to get busy with, it looks like I'll be needing to drop out of the Trivia Rounds for 'X' amount of time. Sorry about the short notice ~ and you fine folks carry on and have fun with 'em! Time for a break, however, over here ....
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#461788 - Thu Mar 12 2009 11:28 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 6 is now closed answers will be up shortly.

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#461789 - Thu Mar 12 2009 12:13 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1027
Loc: Scotland UK
Answers Round 7 - 6 played

1. Please give be a beach located on Mona Island (Puerto Rico).
For 10 points: Playa Coco; Playa Carmelitas
For 5 points: Playa Caigo [2]; Playa Carite [2]
Not mentioned include: Playa U-8; Playa Brava; Playa Mujeres; Playa Pájaros; Playa Sardinera; Playa Uvero-1

2. Please give me a member of Pétain's Vichy Government (ministers), at the time of Guy Môquet execution. (22nd October 1941)
For 10 points: René Belin; Jean Bergeret; Jérôme Carcopino; Serge Huard; Paul Marion; Henri Moysset
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: François Darlan; Charles Platon; Pierre Pucheu

3. Name a drug that can be used to treat tuberculosis (stick to those on WHO's first-line and second-line lists).
For 10 points: Aminoglycosides; Ethambutol; Fluoroquinolones (e.g. Levofloxacin); Isoniazid
For 5 points: Rifampicin [2]
Not mentioned: Cycloserine; p-aminosalicylic acid; Polypeptides; Streptomycin; Thioamides

4. Please name any Cruiser that was scuttled at Scarp Flow in 1919.
For 10 points: Brummer; Dresden; Emden; Karlsruhe
For 5 points: Bremse [2]
Not mentioned: Frankfurt; Köln; Nürnberg

5. Name one of Agustín de Iturbide's Children.
For 10 points: Felipe; Josefa; Juana María; Salvador
For 5 points: Sabina [2]
Not mentioned: Agustín Cosme; Agustin Jerónimo; Ángel; Jesus; María de los Dolores; María Isis

Scores:

45 points: Brandz_mygirl; Deepakmr; Gatsby722; Maninmidohio
35 points: Denni19; Szabs


Quite a throng at the front this time, well done to Brandz_mygirl, Deepakmr, Gatsby722 and Maninmidohio for heaving points into this months point basket.

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#461790 - Thu Mar 12 2009 12:18 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 6 Answers

Seven amazing people have participated in this delicious round dedicated to food from around the world. Thank you all for participating.

1. Greek cuisine has a very long tradition and its flavours change with the season and its geography. From this page , please give me a meat dish, that is mentioned under the “ Featured Cooking”.

For 10 Points : Stuffed Tomatos, Lamb With Pomegranate Glazed Onions,
For 5 Points : Lamb Souvlaki with Lemon Rice(3), Skewer Ground Lamb Kebabs (2)
Among others: Stuffed Bell Pepper, Meat Stuffed Eggplant, Onion Stuffed with Ground Meat and Pine Nut, Lamb Parcels

2. Venezuelan Food tends to be highly regional. Many of the dishes in Venezuela are based on French, Italian, and Spanish recipes due to the heavy immigration that once existed from these countries, but have varied over the years to become uniquely Venezuelan. [/url] , please give me the name of a traditional Venezuelan dish – that are in bold, no desserts please.

10 Points to all : Lengua de Res, Pan de Jamon, Empanadas, Ensalada Caprese, Pisca Andina. Pabellon Criollo, Casabe
Among others: Arepa, Cachapa, Hallaca, Perico, Tajadas and quite a few more.

3. Morocco’s long history is reflected in its food. The country is situated on the North African shores of the Mediterranean and incorporates the rugged Atlas Mountains. Nomadic North African Berbers created the basis of the country’s lush and varied cuisine. From this page please give me a traditional Moroccan dish.

For 10 Points : Maroque's giant couscous salad, Fish with limes, Aubergine and tahini dip
For 5 Points : Dried broad bean dip (2), Spicy couscous with aromatic shellfish broth (2)
51 to choose from, among others: Grilled aubergines in honey and harissa, Pumpkin and cinnamon soup, Chicken tagine with dates

4. Authentic Hungarian dishes are generally known for their rich flavour, aroma and textur. The ingredients used are simple but essential, several special ingredients such as paprika, dill, cumin, onion, garlic and sour cream, account for the distinctive flavour of Hungarian meals. June Meyer has put together a wonderful cookbook, in which she shares her “ Authentic Hungarian Heirloom Recipes”, please have a look at these recipes , and give me one of the Main Course dishes. (Have a look at some of the recipes some of them are quite tasty and very easy, I have tested them all out )

For 10 Points : Cabbage and Noodles, Chicken Paprika Stew with Tomato, Kaiser's Schmarren
For 5 Points : Potatoes and Dumplings with Breadcrumbs (2), Hungarian Sausage (2)
Among others: Goulash, Stuffed Cabbage , Plum Dumplings , Sauerkraut and Pork

5. Spanish cuisine consists of a variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep maritime roots. One of the most typical dishes of Spain is the Paella. From this paella recipe , would you be so kind and give me an ingredient listed.

For 10 Points : 1 chicken stock cube
For 5 Points : Mussels (2), Tin of pickled red peppers (2), Garlic (2)
Among others: Rice, onion, peas, chicken, prawns, clams, olive oil

Scores
We have three winners with 40 points : Deepakmr, Gatsby722 & Maninmidohio
With 35 points: Brandz_mygirl, Bikoz, Denni19,
With 30 points: Mugaboo


A hearty congratulations goes out to the three winners in this round Deepak, Gatsby & Maninmidohio , each will receive a trivia point for the month of March. Thank you to all for playing in this round, I hope I dind’t make you too hungry and enjoy the rest of your week, wherever you are.

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#461791 - Fri Mar 13 2009 07:05 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
maninmidohio Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2007
Posts: 9183
Loc: Newark
Ohio USA
Round 13

Here it is Friday the 13th once again, but we did that theme last month. It is time to continue my life story. We have reached that monumental time in my life when I went off to college. The college I went to is Hobart College located in Geneva, NY. This will be the Hobart College Round.

1. Hobart and William Smith Colleges are two separate schools that actually merge all their academic courses and operate as a single entity. Hobart is a school that was founded in 1822 as an Episcopal school for men. William Smith is an independent school for women which was founded in 1906. The colleges operate as Hobart and William Smith Colleges. If you go to the web site for Hobart and William Smith Colleges you can follow the links “About HWS” and then “Campus Maps.” From the campus map give me the two word name of any building that has the second word of “House.”

2. In its early days Hobart College encompassed Geneva Medical College. In 1849, the first woman in America to graduate with the degree Doctor of Medicine graduated from Geneva Medical College. This was Elizabeth Blackwell. The colleges remember Elizabeth Blackwell by presenting the Elizabeth Blackwell Award periodically to a deserving woman pioneer whose life exemplifies outstanding service to humanity. Please tell me a recipient of the award since 1990.

3. John Henry Hobart was the third Episcopal bishop of New York serving from 1816 to 1830. He was the driving force behind the founding of Hobart College. In 1852, Geneva College was renamed in his honor. Please tell me another of the first nine Episcopal bishops of New York.

4. There have been many notable graduates of Hobart College over the years. Using Wikipedia as your source, please give me a notable Hobart graduate who graduated in the 60s or 70s (please remember that only men graduate from Hobart).

5. As a rule Hobart competes athletically in Division III of the NCAA in sports. There is one exception, and that is lacrosse. For a small college, Hobart has always competed with the larger schools in this sport that was first played by the original Americans. In 2000, the ECAC Lacrosse League was founded encompassing eight northeastern US schools. Hobart was a founding member of this league. Most of the members of this league have what might be considered non-traditional mascots. Please tell me the name of the mascot of any ECAC Lacrosse League member.

The Hobart College Round will conclude noonish (FT time) on Wednesday, March 18. If you have any problems with these questions, just send me a message and I will gladly give you my assistance. Have a great weekend.

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#461792 - Sat Mar 14 2009 08:52 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 9 will be closing in approximately 26 hours (noon Sunday FT time). That's all from me, until the close.
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#461793 - Sat Mar 14 2009 12:27 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 10 is now closed and the results will be posted tomorrow morning (FT time).
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