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#461794 - Sun Mar 15 2009 09:47 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 10Tuesday, March 10th

There were 6 great players for this round. Thank you all!


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

10 points ALL: Lux et veritas, Fiat iustitia et pereat mundus, Transit umbra lux permanet, Lux et veritas floreant, Fiat pilula, Fiat justitia ruat caelum


2. Find me the Romanian word for any COLOUR.

10 points: Maro (brown), Turcoaz (turquoise), Negru (black), Galben (yellow)

5 points: Gri (gray) (2)

Not mentioned: Albastru- blue, Rosu – red, Roz – pink, Portocaliu – Orange and others


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

10 points ALL: Plain sailing, Batten down the hatches, By and large, Go by the board, Broad in the beam, The cut of your jib


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

10 points ALL: Luxuriously, Luxurist, Luxuriating, Luxuriance, Luxembourger, Luxation


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

10 points: Siena, Multipla

5 points: Palio (2), Albea (2)

Not mentioned: Linea, Sedici, Panda, Ulysse, Bravo, Idea



The RESULTS for Round 10 are:

With 50 points: Szabs and Deepakmr – Hip, hip, hooray!

With 45 points: Brandz_mygirl and Maninmidohio

With 40 points: Gatsby and Mugaboo


Well done to our perfect scorers - Miss Szabs and Mr. Deepakmr.
One very well deserved March point goes to each of them.

Thank you ALL for sending in your answers and playing along.
_________________________
"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

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#461795 - Sun Mar 15 2009 10:51 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Attention trivia round participants! Round 12 (Comic Book Characters) will be closing in around 24 hours from now. Plenty of time left to send in your answers .

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#461796 - Sun Mar 15 2009 11:44 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Mar 9 Round – Answers

Seven Splendid players for Onward with the Gs.


1) 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.
For Ten Points: Honeysuckle Cottage, O Whistle and I’ll Come to You My Lad, The Body Snatcher, The Monkey’s Paw, The Visit to the Museum
For Five Points: The Open Window (2)
Not mentioned: Poor Girl, The Looking Glass, The Nose and The Overcoat, The Turn of the Screw.


2) Please name a regular salad dressing from “Newman’s Own”.
For Ten Points: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar, Creamy Caesar, Ranch, Southwest
For Five Points: Family Recipe Italian (2)
Not mentioned: Creamy Italian, Greek Vinaigrette, Olive Oil & Vinegar, Parmesan & Roasted Garlic, Three Cheese Balsamic Vinaigrette, Two Thousand Island.


3) Please tell me the name any of the grandchildren of the 41st President of the United States.
For Ten Points: Ashley, Gigi, Marshall
For Five Points: Pierce (2), Robert (2)
Not mentioned: Barbara, Charles, Ellie, George, Jenna, John, Lauren, Noelle, Sam.


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).
For Ten Points: Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee, Summer Nights
For Five Points: Born to Hand Jive (3), Tears on My Pillow (2)
Not mentioned: There are another 21 songs on that list. You can check them out
here.


5) 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’.
For Ten Points: Goulandris Museum of Modern Art on Andros, Goulandris Museum of Natural History, Greek Telecommunications Museum
For Five Points: Galaxidi Nautical Museum (2), Greek Traditional Costume History Museum (2)
Not mentioned: Galaxidi Archaeological Collection, Gavalochori Historical-Folklore Museum, Gounaropoulos Museum, Greek Folk Art Museum, Greek Theatre Museum and Study Centre.


RESULTS!

Top Place:
45 points: Denni The sole winner for this round, Denni adds another point to her March winnings.

Other Results:
40 points: Maninmidohio, Deepakmr, Gatsby and Skylar
30 points: Mugaboo and Szabs


Thank you to all the players. Looks like I will be seeing you real soon,
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A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

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#461797 - Mon Mar 16 2009 11:29 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
brandz_mygirl Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
[Monday Mar 16 – Quiz

I’m drawing a blank as to what to base today’s round on and have decided to use the most exciting thing I did today. Today’s quiz title is: A visit to the supermarket

1) Supermarket trolleys/Shopping carts – I am grateful to Sylvan Nathan Goldman, businessman and inventor of the shopping cart. Please make ANY word of 6-letters-or-less using the initials of Mr. Goldman’s name (S.N.G.) without repeating any of the letters AND by using the initials in the order given. The additional letters you use can go any where, in front of, behind, in between the letters SNG.

2) Supermarket tactics to make you spend, spend, spend. I really like this article and as it says, forewarned is forearmed. Please give me one of the top 10 sneaky tactics used to encourage you to buy.

3) Please name a vegetable that comes in colors other than green. As to the old age question of whether it is a fruit or vegetable or something else, if it is commonly found in the vegetable section of your supermarket, it will be considered as a vegetable for this question. I will accept all answers on a trust basis but please no obvious fruits or obvious something else.

4) Things supermarkets won’t tell you. Please give me any one of the 10 things listed here.

5) Tips for grocery shopping. Those of us who are regular shoppers of household items would already have figured out what works best for us, but I find this article makes for an interesting read though I feel that a lot of the tips are plain common sense ones. Please give me any tip whose number includes the digit ‘4’. Fingers crossed that that’s clear.

This round will close on Saturday 21 March at midnight FT time. Hope you will all have 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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#461798 - Mon Mar 16 2009 10:44 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Round 12 – Thursday
Comic book characters

Five fabulous players participated in this round.

Q1: From the official site of Tintin, please go to the About Tintin link and from there go to the World within Tintin and please select the name of a Tintin book set in Africa or Asia.

For 10 points: Flight 714

For 5 points: The Crab With the Golden Claws (2), The Blue Lotus (2)

Not mentioned : Tintin in the Congo, Cigars of the Pharaoh, Land of Black Gold, The Red Sea Sharks, Tintin in Tibet and Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.


Q2: 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.

For 10 points: The Sinister World of 8

For 5 points: The Hideous Underworld (2), Claws of the Killer-1 (2)

Not mentioned : The Treacherous Gang, Gigantic Octopus, Messengers of Death, The Claws of Treachery, The Sinister Bait and The Secret Crime Ring.


Q3: From the Wiki page for Richie Rich, please select the name of any of the female characters who appear in the series.

For 10 points: Mrs. Regina Rich, Little Dot, Nurse Jenny, Gloria Glad, Mayda Munny

For 5 points: none, all get 10 points

Not mentioned : Vanessa Van Dough, Penny Van Dough, Irona and Aunt Noovo Rich.


Q4: From this page please tell me any of the story titles, that have been published in three parts.

For 10 points: Vigil of the Ghost, The Greedy Tyrant, The Forbidden Land of Karapura, Mysterious Lady of the Lake, The Star of the East

For 5 points: none, all get 10 points

Not mentioned : The Iron Willed Saviour, The Dreadful Land of Kula Ku, Queen Sheeba’s Necklace, The Sparks of Betrayal, The Masked Avenger and Legend of the Flying Horse.


Q5: From this page, please choose any of the comic titles that has Donald’s name in it.

For 10 points: Donald’s Nephews – the Fabulous Inventors, Donald Duck Klondike Kid

For 5 points: Donald Duck Pilots a Jet Plane (3)

Not mentioned : Donald Duck and the Pirates, Donald Duck Counter Spy, Donald Duck’s Atom Bomb, Donald Duck and the Inca Idol, Donald Duck in Indian County and Donald Duck in Santa’s Stormy Visit.


The final results:

50 points: maninmidohio
40 points: Mugaboo
35 points: bikoz, brandz_mygirl, szabs

Yet another win with a perfect score for maninmidohio, who wins another trivia point for the month. Thanks to all the participants who sent in their answers. Have a pleasant week .

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#461799 - Tue Mar 17 2009 06:34 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 17 - Tuesday, March 17th ---> Happy Saint Patrick Day everyone!


For today's round we will talk about Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century, who [if we were lucky] would have celebrated his 71st birthday today.

1. -- Rudolf Nureyev was 'born in motion'. His mother was travelling with her daughters (Rudolf's sisters) to join her husband, a Red Army political commissar, when her son arrived slightly sooner than expected. Rudolf was born in a train on the trans-Siberian railway, somewhere near Irkutsk, Siberia.
Name any Sister/Twin City of Irkutsk, Siberia.


2. -- Nureyev was the originator of crossing the borders between classical ballet and modern dance by performing both, a practice that was much criticized in his day while nowadays it is normal for dancers to receive training in both styles. His roles and choreographies were many, some of the most famous being (probably) his performances in "Swan Lake", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Sleeping Beauty" and "La Bayadere".
Give me the name of another original ballet (apart from "La Bayadere") composed by Ludwig Minkus.


3. -- In 1977 Rudolf Nureyev was one of the guest stars on the TV series "The Muppet Show" where he danced in a parody called "Swine Lake" .
Please pick any other male guest star who appeared in Season 2 of "The Muppet Show".


4. -- In Ken Russell's 1977 movie "Valentino", Rudolf Nureyev portrayed the main character. The movie was a commercial and critical failure most likely due to the dramatic license taken with Valentino's life. Most reviewers agreed there was 'too much sex' and an abundance of historical inaccuracies. Ken Russell, the director, has described his decision to make this film as the biggest mistake of his career.
But Russell learnt from his mistakes and he shared his newly acquired knowledge in an article published by Time Online.
From HERE, give me any of the 10 'items' on Ken Russell's list. (the bolded words are sufficient)


5. -- According to his last wishes, Rudolf Nureyev was buried in the Russian Cemetery at Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, near Paris. The ceremony took place on January 12, 1993. Please visit the "Rudolf Nureyev Foundation" official website and look for the Farewell Poems that were read on his funerals in the ceremony held at Paris Opera.
Give me the author OR the title of any of those poems.

Round 17 will be closed on Saturday noon (FT time). If you need clarifications for any of my questions please feel free to send me a message. I promise I will read them in due time .

Have a fine week ahead!
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"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

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#461800 - Tue Mar 17 2009 10:57 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
maninmidohio Online   content
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2007
Posts: 9150
Loc: Newark
Ohio USA
Round 13, the Hobart College round will close in 24 hours. Plenty of times for Trivia Round veterans and new players to get in their answers.

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#461801 - Wed Mar 18 2009 02:06 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14483
Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 18th March 2009
Today is a “Mother’s Day” round seeming it is Mother’s Day in the UK this Sunday.
Q1. A film with “Mother” in the title
Q2. A book with “Mother” in the title
Q3. A song with “Mother” in the title
Q4. A traditional Mother’s day present/gift
Q5. Another name for “Mother”

The round will close this weekend
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#461802 - Wed Mar 18 2009 12:03 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Posts: 9150
Loc: Newark
Ohio USA
Round 13 – Hobart College Round

Results


We had six great players for the Hobart College Round. The round brought back some nice memories of the time I spent at Hobart. I hope you all enjoyed it.

1. From the campus map on the Hobart and William Smith web site give me the two word name of any building that has the second word of “House.”

For 10 Points:
Blackwell House, Comstock House, and Blanchard House (this one was only visible on the printable version of the map)
For 5 Points: Durfee House (3)
Not Chosen: Alumni House, Harris House, Henry House, Hillcrest House, Hirschon House, Houghton House, McCormick House, and Miller House

2. Please tell me a recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award since 1990.

For 10 Points:
Wilma Mankiller and Margaret Chase Smith
For 5 Points: Bishop Barbara Clementine Harris (2) and Dr. Antonia C. Novello (2)
Not Chosen: Dr. Wangari Maathai, Dr. Priscilla A. Schaffer, Loretta C. Ford, Madeline K. Albright, Billie Jean King, and Barbara Jordan

3. Please tell me one of the first nine Episcopal bishops of New York other than John Henry Hobart.

For 10 Points:
Benjamin Moore, Jonathan M. Wainwright, and Charles S. Burch
For 5 Points: Benjamin T. Onderdonk (3)
Not Chosen: Samuel Provoost, Horatio Potter, Henry C. Potter, and David H. Greer

4. 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).

For 10 Points: Jeremy Foley and The Rt Rev. George Packard
For 5 Points: Eric Bloom (2) and Alan Kalter (2)
Not Chosen: Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Dr. Robert Peter Gale, Eric Lax, Warren Littlefield, and Bill Whitaker

5. Please tell me the name of the mascot of any ECAC Lacrosse League member.

For 10 Points:
None
For 5 Points: Minutemen (2), Scarlet Knights (2), and Red Storm (2)
Not Chosen: Stags, Hoyas, Statesmen, Greyhounds, and Nitany Lions


The Results:

With 45 Points: Mugaboo
With 35 Points: deepakmr and denni19
With 30 Points: szabs and brandz_mygirl
With 25 Points: PDAZ


A well deserved March trivia point goes to Mugaboo who managed to avoid most of the pitfalls in the round that all of our other players found all too easily. Thanks to all for playing.

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#461803 - Thu Mar 19 2009 02:01 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
deepakmr Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 16 2008
Posts: 9011
Loc: Bangalore India
Round 19 – Thursday

I recently read John Grisham’s latest legal thriller ‘The Associate’. And so this round is about John Grisham.

Q1: John Grisham is a specialist in legal fiction. No surprise as he is himself is a lawyer. During the course of his legal career, he was present during a case involving a small girl. This inspired him to write his first novel ‘A Time to Kill’. That started Grisham on his literary journey. In a span of 18 years he has written more than 20 books. From the Wiki page for John Grisham, please select a legal fiction novel by Grisham that has only two words in its title .

Q2: Grisham’s second book ‘The Firm’ became an instant hit turning him into a celebrity. This was the first of his books to be made into a movie. The movie featured Tom Cruise as the main character Mitch McDeere. Please tell me the name of any of the characters who appear in the book, other than the McDeeres. (The IMDB page should be helpful in finding the list of characters)

Q3 : A number of Grisham’s novels were made into movies. Probably the most successful of them was ‘The Pelican Brief’. The movie starred Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington and told the story of a law student and a reporter who join hands to expose a sinister conspiracy to manipulate the U.S Supreme Court. From the Wiki page for the movie, please select the name of any of the actors who starred in the movie, other than Roberts & Washington.

Q4 : John Grisham’s ‘The Innocent Man’ is a work of non-fiction that tells the story of a man convicted and jailed for 11 years for a crime he never committed. The Amazon page for ‘The Innocent Man’ features an interview with Grisham, please pick any of the questions asked in that interview(the first few words of the question would suffice!)

Q5 : John Grisham’s latest book ‘The Associate’ has been criticised as a rehash of his old books. But the novel has already made it to the top of many book lists and a Hollywood movie is in the offing. Grisham’s official site has a letter from him about his new book. From the text of the letter, please choose a word that ends either in ‘ed’ or ‘ing’.

This round will close on 23 March, Monday.

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#461804 - Fri Mar 20 2009 11:09 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 20- Friday

This round is dedicated to the African National Reserve Parks.

1. The Serengeti National Park is located in the Serengeti area of Tanzania.The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. Today, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth. On this site , go to the “Animals of the Serengeti”and please give me the name of a primate or a cat that can be found in the Serengeti.

2. Still staying on the same site go to Swahili for beginners, it should be “hakuna matata”, and please give me the name of an animal in Swahili.

3. The Masai Mara is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania. Named for the Maasai people the traditional inhabitants of the area and the Mara River, which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of zebra and the wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October, a migration so immense it is called the Great Migration, it is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. From this page , please tell me an animal that is involved in the Great Migration, but only choose an animal that has a figure telling you how many are migrating.

4. The Big Cat Diary, is a BBC television show which is filmed in both the Reserve and Conservation areas of the Masai Mara and highlights scenes from the Reserve's Musiara marsh area. This long-running nature documentary follows the lives of African big cats. Each series has followed the daily lives of a lion pride, a cheetah family and a leopard family, the show first went on air in 1996 as a one off, but it became so popular that, it has come back season after season with an audience of over seven million viewers. From the Big Cat Diary Wiki page, please give me the name of one of the cheetahs who starred in the series.

5. Chobe National Park, in northwest Botswana, is probably best known for its spectacular elephant population: 50,000 elephants today, it is actually the highest elephant concentration of Africa. Moreover, most of them are probably part of the largest continuous surviving elephant population on Earth. The elephant population seems to have solidly built up since 1990, from a few thousand. Elephants living here are Kalahari elephants, the largest in size of all known elephant populations. Yet they are characterized by rather brittle ivory and short tusks. From this site , please give me one of Chobe’s Specialities.

Let's say we will close this round on Wednesday 25th of March noonish FT time, if you have any questions just pm me. In the meantime have a great weekend.

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#461805 - Sat Mar 21 2009 02:46 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1025
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 21 - Saturday 21st March

This round will take you up the Spey Valley, in Scotalnd.

1. My first paid work (not for relatives) was an afternoon picking raspberries, that were destined to make jam for "Baxters". I didn't tell anyone I was going, just got on my bike and cycled to the field, and started picking. I must have been expecting to come home a rich man, because I remember not being disappointed at how little money I got. Plaese give my any line from the song "Raspberry Jam" by Carole King.

2. My first pay packet was as a farm worker for Orton Estates, a few miles upsteam from Baxter's factory. There were only three of us, sowing barley and potatoes, feeding cattle, as well as the job I probably disliked the most - picking (large) stones off the fields, so the combine wouldn't get it's blades blunted. It was hard work, as a farm near us with the same acreage, had about 20 working for them I was there for just 12 weeks, and decided I would keep my first pay packet, brought to us by the WW1 Brigadier-General, who owned the farm. I kept the pay packet for a couple of years, before I felt short of cash, and spent it. When the General's son took over, he started letting some of the cottages on the Estate. Please give me any propery you could let from the Orton Estate, near Fochabers.

3. If you want to stay in a slightly plusher setting, then why not go further up river and try Pitchroy Lodge, near Ballindaloch Castle. The lodge was lived in by Captain W E Johns between 1947 and 1953. Please give my a "Biggles" book that W E Johns published between 1947 and 1953.

4. The third and only other job I've done on Speyside, was in Grantown-on-Spey. I worked at The Craiglynne Hotel - 7 weeks as a chef, and 7 weeks as a waiter. At that time (1979) the Hotel was owned by Wallace Arnold, but they sold it soon after. The Hotel is now owned by Crerar Hotels. Please give me any hotel owned by Crerar Hotels.

5. Going further up river still, I'll take up up the Spey's tributary, the River Feshie. During the last month, the film "Centurion"was being filmed in Glen Feshie (The rest is being filmed at Pinewood studios). This is a film about a sole survivor (Quintus Dias played by Michael Fassbender) of a pictish raid in 117AD. It also stars Olga Kurylenko (as Etain - a pict who had her tounge cut out by the Romans) and Dominic West, in a story written and directed by Neil Marshall. Please give me any movie that Olga Kurylenko has appeared in.


Round will close early Friday morning.

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#461806 - Sat Mar 21 2009 09:53 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Round 16 will be closing in just over 13 hours (closing time is Sat midnight FT time).

I've sent out acknowledgements to everyone who has sent in their answers. If you sent in your answers and didn't get an acknowledgement, please let me know. There is also a lot (loads and loads) of room for additional players.
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#461807 - Sat Mar 21 2009 12:12 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
FT noon is here so it's time for an announcement... Round 17 (Tuesday) is now closed.
The results will be here later today.
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#461808 - Sat Mar 21 2009 01:39 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
ROUND 17Tuesday - the "Rudolf Nureyev" round.

We had 4 magnificent players for this round. Thank you all for sending in your answers!


1. Name any Sister/Twin City of Irkutsk, Siberia.

10 points:
- Pordenone, Italy
- Novi Sad, Serbia

5 points: Pforzheim, Germany (2)

Not mentioned:
Shenyang, China
Grenoble, France
Strömsund, Sweden
Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Dijon, France
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
Evian, France
Kanazawa, Japan



2. Give me the name of another original ballet (apart from "La Bayadere") composed by Ludwig Minkus.

10 points ALL: “Frizak the Barber”, “Roxana, the Beauty of Montenegro”, “Don Quixote”, “The Magic Pills”


3. Apart from Rudolf Nureyev, please pick any male guest star who appeared in Season 2 of "The Muppet Show".

10 points: None

5 points: Edgar Bergen (2), Lou Rawls (2)

Not mentioned: Don Knotts, Zero Mostel, Milton Berle, Rich Little, Steve Martin, George Burns, Dom Deluise, Elton John, Peter Sellers, Bob Hope, Christopher Reeve, John Cleese


4. From HERE, give me any of the 10 'items' on Ken Russell's list.

10 points: Never give an unreliable member of the crew a second chance; Never fall out with your costume designer

5 points: Never work with an actor-producer with the power to override the director (2)

Not mentioned: If there’s anything worse than an actor-producer it’s a writer-producer with a couple of Oscars to his credit; Don’t think you can bluff your way through without a continuity person; Never show actors what they’ve done on camera that day; Never use children. They are born fibbers; Never hire an expectant mother; Never hire an actress on looks alone; Never trust your own judgment when choosing your next film


5. Give me the author OR the title of any of the Farewell Poems that were read on Rudolf Nureyev funerals in the ceremony held at Paris Opera.

10 points ALL: Eugene Oneguine, Michel Ange, Illumination Genie, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The RESULTS for Round 17 are:

With 45 points: Szabs – Well done!

With 40 points: Maninmidohio and Mugaboo

With 35 points: Brandz_mygirl


Our own Miss Szabs now adds another March point to her monthly collection. Keep up the good work!
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"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

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#461809 - Sun Mar 22 2009 12:09 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Registered: Sat Jan 06 2007
Posts: 2986
Loc: Singapore
Mar 16 Round – Answers

A Visit to the Supermarket had Five ‘Fanta-bulous’ players.

1) Please make ANY word of 6-letters-or-less using the initials of Mr. Goldman’s name (S.N.G.) without repeating any of the letters AND by using the initials in the order given.
For Ten Points: Asking, Basing, Sering, Shang, Sunday,
For Five Points: None!
Not mentioned: Sing, Singe, Single, Snag, Snog, Song, Using and more.

2) I really like this article and as it says, forewarned is forearmed. Please give me one of the top 10 sneaky tactics used to encourage you to buy.
For Ten Points: Look at me
For Five Points: Twice as nice (4)
Not mentioned: Location location location, My kind of sound, Refer to rule one (Rule one refers to location) , Shelf possessed, Show me the money, Size does count, Smells like teen spirit, When trying has you buying.

3) Please name a vegetable that comes in colors other than green.
For Ten Points: Beet, Brinjal, Onion, Parsnip, Root parsley
For Five Points: None!
Not mentioned: Bean sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Peppers, Radicchio, Red chillies, Tomatoes, Turnips, White radish, Yam are some I recall from Monday’s visit to the supermarket.

4) Please give me any one of the 10 things listed here.
For Ten Points: Our loyalty cards help us cater to our biggest spenders
For Five Points: We may carry local produce but we’re no farmer’s market (2), You’re getting less for the same price (2)
Not mentioned: Big sales may not mean lower costs for you, Feel the squeeze? Actually so do we, We’re experts in human behavior, We jack up prices where you’re least likely to notice, We won’t take your coupons, You can’t always believe our nutrition claims, …but they’re not always your best bet for big savings (this one refers to the loyalty cards mentioned earlier).

5) Those of us who are regular shoppers of household items would already have figured out what works best for us, but I find this article makes for an interesting read though I feel that a lot of the tips are plain common sense ones. Please give me any tip whose number includes the digit ‘4’.
For Ten Points: Clean out your fridge, Drink water, Sugar cereals are a bad buy
For Five Points: Think deep freeze (2)
Not mentioned: Have a budget, Pack your own lunch snacks, Go for whole foods, Read labels, Stick to your list, Use store savings cards, Cut back on your restaurant eating, Avoid frozen dinners or prepared entrees, Prepare your grocery list by aisle, Get cloth grocery bags.

RESULTS!

Top Place:
50 points: Mugaboo One March point goes to our Mugaboo who did very well in scoring full points. Yay!

Other Results:
40 points: Maninmidohio and Deepakmr
35 points: Szabs and Denni

Huge THANKS to this wonderful core group of players. See you on Monday. Wishing one and all a delightful Sunday.

Edited to correct the following: under 'Other Results', scores should read 40 points and 35 points, rather than 40 points and 30 points which I had typed earlier.


Edited by brandz_mygirl (Sun Mar 22 2009 09:09 AM)

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#461810 - Sun Mar 22 2009 08:31 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Round 19 (John Grisham) will be closing 24 hours from now. Plenty of time left to send in your answers .

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#461811 - Mon Mar 23 2009 01:25 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14483
Loc: North West of England
Round 18 - Wednesday - will close later today. Plenty of room for more answers
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#461812 - Mon Mar 23 2009 08:04 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Round 19 – Thursday
John Grisham

Five super players participated in this round.

Q1: From the Wiki page for John Grisham, please select a legal fiction novel by Grisham that has only two words in its title.

For 10 points: The Chamber, The Testament

For 5 points: The Brethren (3)

Not mentioned : The Firm, The Client, The Rainmaker, The Partner, The Summons, The Broker, The Appeal and The Associate.


Q2: Please tell me the name of any of the characters who appear in the book, other than the McDeeres.

For 10 points: Tammy Hemphill, Oliver Lambert, Eddie Lomax

For 5 points: Wayne Terrance (2)

Not mentioned : Avery Tolar, Lamar Quinn, William DeVasher, F Denton Voyles, Kay Quinn, Royce McKnight and Thomas Richie.


Q3: From the Wiki page for the ‘The Pelican Brief’ movie, please select the name of any of the actors who starred in the movie, other than Roberts & Washington.

For 10 points: Robert Culp, Cynthia Nixon, John Heard

For 5 points: Stanley Tucci (2)

Not mentioned : Tony Goldwyn, Sam Shepard, James Sikking, William Atherton, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Ralph Cosham and Jake Weber.


Q4: The Amazon page for ‘The Innocent Man’ features an interview with Grisham, please pick any of the questions asked in that interview. (the first few words of the question would suffice! )

For 10 points: Throughout the book…, So many of the key…, How did you go about your research, You take on some……, Why this case

For 5 points: All win 10 points, yay!

Not mentioned : After almost two decades…, Did you training as a lawyer help you and What do you hope….


Q5: Grisham’s official site has a letter from him about his new book. From the text of the letter, please choose a word that ends either in ‘ed’ or ‘ing’.

For 10 points: asked, looking, reminded

For 5 points: setting (2)

Not mentioned : excited, feeling, writing, loved, featured and reading.


The final results:

45 points: maninmidohio, Mugaboo
40 points: brandz_mygirl, denni19
40 points: szabs

The joint winners for this round are maninmidohio and Mugaboo, who win a trivia point each. Thanks to all the participants for sending in their answers. Have a great week .

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#461813 - Mon Mar 23 2009 01:18 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Quote:

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 ....



I don't mind doing all Wednesdays unless someone else would like a go! Have a nice break Gats

Wednesday 18th March 2009 results
Q1. A film with “Mother” in the title
FOR TEN POINTS:
Mother India, Mother Mine (2008), Mother Wore Tights (1947), Spirit of my Mother (1999), Mother of the River,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!

Q2. A book with “Mother” in the title
FOR TEN POINTS:
My Mother Never Dies by Claire Castillon and Alison Anderson, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (Elliott J. Gorn), The Lighthouse Children's Mother (by Jeanette Aplin), A Mother’s Promise (by Dilly Court), a Mother's Love - Lyn Andrews,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!

Q3. A song with “Mother” in the title
FOR TEN POINTS:
Here Come Our Mothers – Daria, Atom Heart Mother (Pink Floyd), Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? (by The Rolling Stones), Hello Mother, Hello Father (Spike Jones), Death Of Mother Nature Suite by Kansas,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!

Q4. A traditional Mother’s day present/gift
FOR TEN POINTS:
Chocolate, A fancy meal in a nice restaurant, Hands & feet pampering Kit,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Flowers (2)

Q5. Another name for “Mother”
FOR TEN POINTS:
Amma, Mom, Mum, Moeder (Dutch), Anya – Hungarian,
FOR FIVE POINTS:
Ten points to all!

SCORES - Five competitors
Brandz_mygirl – 50
Deepakmr – 50
Szabs – 50
Maninmidohio – 45
Mugaboo - 45

Well done to Brandz_mygirl, Deepakmr and Szabs
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#461814 - Tue Mar 24 2009 11:01 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Round 23 is late, sorry all. It should be out in a very little while, fingers crossed.
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#461815 - Tue Mar 24 2009 11:12 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Singapore
Monday Mar 23 – Quiz

Police – Just thought I would do a round about our boys men in blue. And if anyone were to recall that I did a supermarket-related round last week because I went there that same day, rest assured that no, I didn’t have a brush with the law that led to this ‘round title’.

1) We are (or should be) familiar with the emergency services numbers of our own countries. Please give me an emergency telephone number that is listed here under “Police”, “Medical” or “Fire” or if there is only one emergency number, just that number –BUT- only for those countries that made up the original members of ASEAN when it was formed on 8 August 1967. I counted 10 unique emergency numbers to choose from. Please do not include the country names.

2) The most familiar U.S. police scanner code to me is “10-4” which stands for “Message received and understood”. After all the time I spent watching U.S. cop shows on TV, it seems to be the only code I can remember. From here, please list a 3-digit (U.S.) police scanner penal code that has a letter at the end of the digits. Your answer should have both the code and the explanation of that code. Thanks!

3) London is a favourite city of mine. It’s huge, about 660 square miles (in comparison, the whole of Singapore is only 274 square miles). London has 2 police forces. The City of London police force maintains law and order in an area of 1 square mile which Wikipedia says is known as the ‘richest square mile in the world.’ The rest of London, consisting of 32 boroughs, is looked after by the Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) which is headquartered at New Scotland Yard in Westminster. Politics and history seem to be the main reasons for the separate police forces. Please proceed to the MPS website which has some CRIME Advice for Visitors to London and give me any one advice. There are 16 possible answers, do summarise or just give me the first few words of the point as your answer.

4) Having mentioned Singapore in the previous question, I thought a question about the Singapore Police Force would fit in nicely here. Find the Police Pledge from the Singapore Police Force’s website and give me any word that contains the letter ‘P’. Hint: Sitemaps are useful things.

5) “Det. Andy Sipowicz” from “NYPD Blue” is one of my favourite cop characters. Please name an actor/actress who has starred in more than 70 episodes of “NYPD Blue”.

This round will close on Sunday 29 March at noon FT time. Do yell if anyone has problems with any of the websites. I will be all ears from now till the round closes. Hope everyone has had a gentle Monday, had/is having a beautiful Tuesday and will have a marvelous Wednesday.
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#461816 - Tue Mar 24 2009 11:33 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 20 will be closing in about 24 hours, plenty of space and time for regular participants and any newcomers .

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#461817 - Wed Mar 25 2009 02:59 AM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
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Loc: North West of England
Wednesday 25th March 2009
Q1 A film beginning with E
Q2 A song title beginning with E
Q3 A book title beginning with E
Q4 A eight letter word beginning with E
Q5 Something you can eat beginning with E
This round closes at the weekend
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#461818 - Wed Mar 25 2009 01:52 PM Re: March 2009 Trivia Rounds
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
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Round 20- Answers

Six adventuresome participants played in this round dedicated to the African National Reserve Parks.

1. The Serengeti National Park is located in the Serengeti area of Tanzania. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. On this site , go to the “Animals of the Serengeti”and please give me the name of a primate or a cat that can be found in the Serengeti.

10 Points to all : Cheetah, Black & White Colobus, Greater Bush Baby, Serval, Caracal, African Wildcat
Among others: Patas Monkey, Olive Baboon, Leopard & Lion

2. Still staying on the same site go to Swahili for beginners, it should be “hakuna matata”, and please give me the name of an animal in Swahili.

10 Points to all : Twiga – Giraffe , Ng’ombe -Cow, Paka - Cat, Kifaru – Rhino, Mamba – Crocodile, Nyati - Buffalo
Among others: Mbwa, Kiboko, Simba, Punda Milia

3. The Masai Mara is a large park reserve in south-western Kenya. It is famous for the annual migration of zebra and the wildebeest, a migration so immense it is called the Great Migration, it is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. From this page , please tell me an animal that is involved in the Great Migration, but only choose an animal that has a figure telling you how many are migrating.

10 Points to all : Warthog, Eland, Thomson’s Gazelle, Impala, Grant’s Gazelle, Topi
Among others: Wildebeest, Zeba, Kongoni, Giraffe, Elephant

4. The Big Cat Diary, is a BBC television show which is filmed in both the Reserve and Conservation areas of the Masai Mara and highlights scenes from the Reserve's Musiara marsh area. From the Big Cat Diary Wiki page, please give me the name of one of the cheetahs who starred in the series.

10 Points to all : Honey, Shakira, Amber, Duma, Kike, Kimbia
The others: Fundi, Toto, Kidogo, Itchy

5. Chobe National Park, in northwest Botswana, is probably best known for its spectacular elephant population: 50,000 elephants today, it is actually the highest elephant concentration of Africa. From this site , please give me one of Chobe’s Specialities.

For 10 Points : Elephants by the hundreds especially by the Chobe River during the dry season, Big cats may be seen stalking buffalo on the grassy floodplains
For 5 Points : Spectacularly positioned safari lodges and tented camps along the Chobe River (2), Sundowner river cruises culminating in spectacular Chobe sunsets (2)
Among others: 440 species of birds, Fishing on the Chobe River for 20 different species of edible fish, Rare Pel's Fishing owl can be spotted at night.

Scores
This round was a tight one as far as scores are concerned, we have two winners, with a perfect score of 50 and all the rest came in with 45 points, if it wouldn’t have been for the last question you would have all had perfect scores .

We have two winners with 50 points : Brandz_mygirl & Denni19
With 40 points: Bikoz, Deepakmr, Maninmidohio & Mugaboo


A hearty congratulations goes out to both winners in this round Brandz_mygirl & Denni19 , each will receive a trivia point for the month of March. Thank you to all for playing in this round, and enjoy the rest of your week.

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