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#507180 - Wed Jan 06 2010 08:26 AM January Trivia Rounds 2010
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
Tuesdays - Gatsby722
Wednesdays - *open*
Thursdays - Denni19
Fridays - Szabs and Maninmidohio
Saturdays - Mugaboo

How's that for *ideal* guidelines and a *hopeful* roster, eh ? But we'll keep trying, and see what happens, I reckon. Happy New Year !


Edited by Gatsby722 (Wed Jan 06 2010 02:21 PM)
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#507181 - Wed Jan 06 2010 08:41 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 5 ~ Tuesday

Just a mess o' stuff here ~ and a 'day late' mess, at that. Sorry. Winter storms, evidently, bring much car duress to unsuspecting middle-aged guys in Ohio. I know this used to happen 20 years ago ... but was kinda hoping it would STOP happening once a fellow hits a certain age, y' know ? Guess not. At any rate I spent the bulk of Tuesday doing mechanical craziness, and the rest after that bulk thawing out. And kvetching endlessly, too, of course.
To my delight, though, I just went out to see if the bucket of bolts would start today. It did! By God, one'd think I knew what I was doing ...

1. This *news* came as a bit of a surprise last week (and the sources of it were dubious, in spots, as well --- which made it seem even more odd, in a slippery sort o' way). It read: Van Morrison Becomes a Dad Again at 64!. Mr. Morrison, a critically acclaimed Irish singer and songwriter has been credited with some of the best albums ever produced during the course of his long career. Give "Astral Weeks", "Moondance", and the live album "It's Too Late to Stop Now" a listen, if you need evidence of that. But Van Morrison was quick, to say the least, in coming forth when this gossipy newsflash happened regarding his unexpected daddy-hood. He claimed it was all lies, and I tend to believe him (and his *people*). Which all begs the question, once again! Don't the press have more numbers-grabbing celebs to concoct press releases about these days than Van Morrison? Anyway, please tell me an album released by Van Morrison in the 1970s ...

2. The lovely (and by all accounts, wildly benevolent and socially involved) actress Jennifer Jones died a few weeks ago (on December 17) at the age of 90. Miss Jones's private life was usually ticked as mostly a tumultuous and not so terribly steady course -- much peevishness about her marriage to wunderkind (at the time) producer David O. Selznick got tongues wagging aplenty, and some of that never went away. Who knows if she loved the guy? Who cares? Their decision to marry helped a skilled young actress become a shoo-in for memorable parts ~ so, whatever the truth was, she was certainly not a stupid woman! And for the record? The two stayed married until Selznick's death 16 years later. Her connection with him, pre- and post- marriage, earned her four nominations for Oscar gold as Best Actress (winning her one of 'em). So, may I ask the name of a movie Jennifer Jones was nominated as Best Lead Actress for ... or tell me the character she played in any of them. Note: Four movies, five characters? But that's the way the answer pool pans out ...

3. Now that it's 2010, The United States post office has announced those famous folks and/or important images and/or landmark organizations that they plan to honor with commemorative stamps this year. Interesting mix of things, too, I think ~ even though I have to surmise that stamp sales, overall, must be down about 900% these days? I can't speak for anyone else, but even (unimportant) I never use the things anymore other than at Christmas and when the need arises to drop a line to those shockingly few folks in my world who don't have email addresses, as things are now so predominately electronic. This time, tell me any individual who will show up on a new 2010 US Postage stamp (at least so far as the Post Office has announced).

4. I'd forgotten that this giant in the art world had died in 2009 (thank heavens for those year-end 'In Memorium' montages that get rolled on New Year's Day -- reminds us of all the power and importance that has left us over the year passed). Andrew Newell Wyeth (born in 1917) was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century and was sometimes referred to as the "Painter of the People," due to his work's popularity with the American public. One of the likely best-known images in 20th-century American art is his painting "Christina's World", currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA) in New York City. MoMA has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. Over on MoMA's website you can find a link to *Browse Art Terms*. Kindly tell me a 'term' they list that begins with W, Y, E, T -or- H.

5. More end-o'-year wrap-ups. On the LiveScience website staff writer Clara Moskowitz has compiled an interesting article titled "No Duh! The Year's Most Obvious Discoveries". These are crazy nonsense, indeed. Honestly, do people get paid to make these alleged "discoveries", I wonder? If so, sign me up when there's an opening, eh? Any of us are more than qualified to share such 'expertise', I'm sure of it ! But, for whatever it's worth to the journals of science OR pop culture, I need to know one of the (8) *discoveries* of 2009, as per that LiveScience article.

This'll wrap up next Monday (11 January)! Have a fine, non-blustery rest-of-week, yes?


Edited by Gatsby722 (Wed Jan 06 2010 02:23 PM)
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#507182 - Sat Jan 09 2010 05:14 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1028
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 9 - Saturday 9th January

Looking at Thursday's satellite map of the UK, the Rhinns of Galloway was the only place in Britain that was not white with snow, so it's to there I take you for today's round.

1. We'll start by taking advantage of the lack of snow, and play a round on the golf course at Glenluce. Please name one of the first 9 holes at the Wigtownshire County Golf Club.

2. From here we'll head up the glen until we get to Glenluce Abbey, which was a Cistercian monastery. Name any Abbot of Glenluce.

3. From Glenluce it's west to Portpatrick, where Irish elopers were married in the local 17th century church, as it was from here the Scottish-Irish ferry went from before 1862. You'll need to find somewhere to stay here. Please tell me any hotel in Portpatrick.

4. Now we'll head for Stranraer, where the ferries leave from now. The local football team is in the Scottish third division. Today their away match againt Berwick has been postponed, but not to worry, wait till next wek when go can see them at home against Monrose. Please name any player who has scored for Stranraer Football Club this season so far. (8th of August 2009 onwards)

5. Alexander McGaw 1831-1905) was born in Stranraer, and is famous for building the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Please tell me the location of any replica of the Statue of Liberty.

The round will close on Friday 8am (FT time), all welcome to join in.

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#507183 - Sun Jan 10 2010 11:52 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 8 - A bit late

A certain unfortunate incident has triggered this round.

1. Togo (officially the Togolese Republic) is a country in West Africa bordering Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lomé is located. Togo is divided into 5 regions, please give me one of the regions of Togo.

2. Togo's culture reflects the influences of its many ethnic groups, the largest and most influential of which are the Ewe. The Ewe people have an intricate collection of dances, which vary between geographical regions and other factors which represent in many ways their every day life. From the wiki page of Ewe people, please give me the name of a dance mentioned.

3. Paul Ahyi was one of the most prominent African artists, from Togo, his paintings and sculptures are scattered all throughout the world. His main form of painting was the Zota, which means drawing with fire. In this technique the wood support is burned with a blow torch in such a way that reveals the wood pattern. That wood pattern itself is a source of inspiration for the artist and influences the final work with often dramatic effects. Then wax based colors or dyes are used to enhance the piece. They will melt under the torch heat and soak the wood beneath, giving bold and hard dyed colors. Last September he was named "Artist for Peace" by the UNESCO. This great artist sadly passed away on the 4th of January 2010. From this site go to the list of “Exposed Work” and please give me the name of one of his works from 1 to 20. www.paul-ahyi.com/paul-ahyi/expo/catalog-e.pdf


4. A most tragic and horrific incident took place on the 8th of January 2010, involving the Togolese national football team, as they were travelling by bus to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The bus was attacked by gunmen, killing three and injuring several others. The separatist group Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) claimed responsibility for the attack . After this incident the Togo team members decided to continue and play in the tournament as it was stated by one of the team members “People died for this tournament, others were injured. We can't abandon them and leave like cowards," "If we stay here, it's for them. But also so as not to give satisfaction to the rebels” . Just as I am writing this round and updating on the news, the Togo government has ordered to take the team back home and pull out of the tournament, due to security reasons. (In my humble opinion the rebels once again have won). Please give me the name of one of the players who was called up for the current 2010 African Cup of Nations.

5. Togo's Eateries, Inc. , is a chain of sandwich restaurants, the first Togo’s was opened in downtown San Jose, California, in the late 1960s by two men named Tom and Gordon. The first shop was located in the heart of San Jose State University’s Fraternity district. The original shop was so small that the sign out front read "Sandwiches To Go" with "To Go" on the second line. Some believe it was the students that nicknamed the shop Togo's, but there is another story. There is a possessive apostrophe between the letters "O" and the "S". Tom and Gordon named the shop after themselves. From the official Togo’s website, please give me a sandwich that does not contain “turkey”.

This round will close on the morning of Friday the 15th FT time. If you have any queries just pm me. Everyone is welcome to participate, and that includes oldtimers as well as newcomers

Edited to sort out a link that was not working"


Edited by szabs (Tue Jan 12 2010 07:20 AM)

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#507184 - Mon Jan 11 2010 08:55 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 5 - Tuesday
Three erstwhile players

1. Anyway, please tell me an album released by Van Morrison in the 1970s ...

For 10 Points:
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
For 5 Pints:
Wavelength (1978) (2)

Moondance (1970), His Band and the Street Choir (1970), Tupelo Honey (1971), Hard Nose the Highway (1973), It's Too Late to Stop Now (Live) (1974), Veedon Fleece (1974), A Period of Transition (1977) -and- Into the Music (1979) were the other ones.

2. So, may I ask the name of a movie Jennifer Jones was nominated as Best Lead Actress for ... or tell me the character she played in any of them.

For 10 Points:
Love Letters (1945)
For 5 Points:
Duel in the Sun (1946) (2)

Singleton and/or Victoria Morland (in Love Letters), Pearl Chavez (in Duel in the Sun), Bernadette Soubirous in The Song of Bernadette (1943) and Dr. Han Suyin in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) would've worked as well.

3. This time, tell me any individual who will show up on a new 2010 US Postage stamp (at least so far as the Post Office has announced).

For 10 Points:
Arleigh A. Burke (distinguished sailor), Julia de Burgos (Puerto Rican poet), Oscar Micheaux (filmmaker)

Other stamp honorees will be Mother Teresa, Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin (cartoonist), actress Katharine Hepburn, singing cowboy Gene Autry, artist Winslow Homer and singer Kate Smith.

4. Over on MoMA's website you can find a link to *Browse Art Terms*. Kindly tell me a 'term' they list that begins with W, Y, E, T -or- H.

For 10 Points:
Enamel, Hatching, Triptych

The others: Watercolour, Woodcut, Young British Artists, Easel painting , Engraving, Entartete Kunst, Etching, Expressionism and Tempera

5. But, for whatever it's worth to the journals of science OR pop culture, I need to know one of the (8) *discoveries* of 2009, as per that LiveScience article.

For 10 Points:
Coed Dorms Fuel Sex and Drinking (Confirming every parent's fears about college life — and many students' hopes — scientists found that university students in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink every week than undergrads in single-sex dorms; another whopper: students in coed housing are also likely to have more sexual partners, and watch more pornography, than their peers), G-Rated Children’s Films Are Very Straight (Remember any pride-flag waving Disney princesses? Didn't think so. Scientists found that kids' movies promote the idea of heterosexual love, while leaving out any mention of homosexual relationships. An analysis of all G-rated movies released, or rereleased, between 1990 and 2005 that grossed more than $100 million in the United States found that the films "depict a rich and pervasive heterosexual landscape," the scientists wrote in a paper in the June issue of the journal Gender & Society. The research confirmed that showing straight, and only straight, romances to children teaches kids that heterosexual love is special and magical), Men Much More Interested Than Women in Casual Sex (A survey of 860 college students discovered — brace yourself — that men are more likely than women to report having had casual sex, and they express a greater desire for it than do women. The findings were published this year in the journal Human Nature)

"High Heels Lead to Foot Pain", "Children Are Affected When a Parent Suffers From Depression", "Sweets Taste Better When You're High", "Eating Lots of Red Meat and Processed Meat is Bad for You", AND "Kids' TV is Full of Ads For High-fat And High-sugar Foods" were the other bone-rattling "scientific revelations" on that one ...

The Results!

45 Points! .... maninmidohio and Mugaboo
40 Points! .... szabs

Well done, folks !
_________________________
"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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#507185 - Tue Jan 12 2010 04:17 PM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
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Round 12 ~ Tuesday

1. A fellow named Jim Cramer (over on CNBC) has suggested the 10 Stocks To Buy Your Kids In 2010. Jeesh, some lucky kid (not to mention lucky RICH parents to be able to afford 'em, too) to get their hands on even a few of these big name shares from crazy high-profile companies! To start, please tell me the name of one of those ten stocks he suggests.

2. Dear John is an upcoming 2010 romantic drama/war film starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by highly-regarded Lasse Hallström, the film is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name. Nicholas Sparks = "The Notebook", if anyone's unfamiliar -- and if it's any indication of this new tale, my hunch is it has *chick flick* written all over it. NOT that there's anything wrong with that, mind you . Mostly newcomer Channing Tatum (born April 26, 1980) scored the part of 'John' here, and will likely be on a threshold of major stardom as a result of it, too. He's an actor, an occasional dancer, and even made his on-screen debut in the video for (ahem) Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" . The offers have vastly improved for him since then, no mistake about that. Name any character played by Channing Tatum in any feature film he's shown up in, OK?

3. Now that Paula Abdul has left the building on TV's "American Idol" -- and the new season/auditions were about to get rolling -- the show's producers were in a bit o' a scramble as to how to fill up her chair at the judges' table. Not that there was really any need to fill it so urgently ... the show had three judges long before (and much longer than) it had four. But fill it they did, anyway -- with a handful of 'sit-in' musicians and celebrities, recruited to choose finalists until a full-time judge could be named. Kindly tell me one of those temporary judges on "American Idol", Season 9 that sorted through auditioners before Ellen DeGeneres took her permanent spot on the panel.

4. Some both sad and rather perplexing news just a week ago. Heiress Casey Johnson was found dead in her California home, evidently dying of natural causes ~ and she was only thirty years old! Despite being a socialite and that, eventually, she might end up worth millions, the stories prevail that she was a troubled "trust fund baby", mostly. Many say she had a large heart and endless good intentions, many others considered her a self-indulgent brat and a functional mess. Whatever she was? Dying at thirty is just too young, and ultimately tragic. She was one of the great-great-granddaughters of Robert Wood Johnson, co-founder of Johnson & Johnson, and the company still thrives. Over on that company's website they indicate a product line that hopes to be 'green', ecologically friendly. Please tell me a goal category in Johnson & Johnson's *Healthy Planet 2010* products division.

5. The Directors Guild Of America (DGA) announced their nominees for movies released in 2009, and made their announcement just last week. Always a precursor to the Best Directing category at the Academy Awards (and only rarely has their eventual winner NOT gone on to Oscar victory), their choices this year are diverse, and quite refreshing to consider. They even nominated a woman, for only the 7th time in the history of the DGA. To close, tell me any of the women the Directors Guild Of America has ever nominated for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film.

Okey dokey ! This one'll close on Sunday evening, yes?

Jump in and play, anybody reading this . Rest assured, 'tis a laid-back and very friendly way to spend a few minutes of your day!
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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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#507186 - Fri Jan 15 2010 09:34 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1028
Loc: Scotland UK
Answers Round 9 - 2 played

1. Please name one of the first 9 holes at the Wigtownshire County Golf Club.
For 10 points: St. Helena (#4); Blackthorn (#6)
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned: The Ditch; The Quarry; The Bowl; Wee Dunt; The Runnel; Balcarry; The Castle

2. Name any Abbot of Glenluce.
For 10 points: Adam; Robert
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: Alexander de Northberwic; Godfrey; Michael II; William

3. Please tell me any hotel in Portpatrick.
For 10 points: (none)
For 5 points: Fernhill Hotel [2]
Not mentioned include: Crown Hotel; Downshire Arms Hotel; Knockinaam Lodge Hotel; Mount Stewart Hotel; The Waterfront Hotel

4. Please name any player who has scored for Stranraer Football Club this season so far.
For 10 points: Stuart McColm; Michael Moore
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned: Martin Jack; Darren McGeouch; Paul McInnes; David Mitchell; Ray Montgomerie; Kevin Nicoll

5. Please tell me the location of any replica of the Statue of Liberty.
For 10 points: Legoland California; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: Bordeaux, France; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cenicero, Spain; Duluth, Minnesota; Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris; Memphis, Tennessee


Scores:

45 points: Gatsby722; Maninmidohio


Two of our most loyal contestants played head to head on this round, but nothing could separate them, well done to both of you.

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#507187 - Sat Jan 16 2010 07:10 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 8 Answers

Three loyal gentlemen participated in this round dedicated to Togo.

1. Togo (officially the Togolese Republic) is a country in West Africa bordering Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lomé is located. Togo is divided into 5 regions, please give me one of the regions of Togo.

For 10 Points : Maritime, Savanes, Centrale
The others: Kara, Plateaux

2. Togo's culture reflects the influences of its many ethnic groups, the largest and most influential of which are the Ewe. The Ewe people have an intricate collection of dances, which vary between geographical regions and other factors which represent in many ways their every day life. From the wiki page of Ewe people, please give me the name of a dance mentioned.

For 10 Points : Gabada,
For 5 Points : Agahu (2)
Among others: Adebu, Gota, Agbadza

3. Paul Ahyi was one of the most prominent African artists, from Togo, his paintings and sculptures are scattered all throughout the world. His main form of painting was the Zota, which means drawing with fire. From this site, go to the list of “Exposed Work” and please give me the name of one of his works from 1 to 20.

For 10 Points : The Coupling, Hostage II, The Couple III
Among others: Mindless Lovers, African Witness, The Call


4. A most tragic and horrific incident took place on the 8th of January 2010, involving the Togolese national football team, as they where travelling by bus to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The bus was attacked by gunmen, killing three and injuring several others. Please give me the name of one of the players who was called up for the current 2010 African Cup of Nations.

For 10 Points : Thomas Dossevi, Baba Tchagouni, John Obi Mikel
Among others: Emmanuel Adebayor, Moustapha Salifou, Kwami Eninful

5. Togo's Eateries, Inc. , is a chain of sandwich restaurants, the first Togo’s was opened in downtown San Jose, California, in the late 1960s by two men named Tom and Gordon. From the official Togo’s website, please give me a sandwich that does not contain “turkey”.

For 10 Points : Roast Beef and Avocado, Dry Salami & Cheese , Chunky Chicken Salad
Among others: Black Forrest Ham & Cheese, The Italian, albacore Tuna

Scores
This was a real though competition between our three players, I really thought we would have a three way tie, but in the end we had one winner in this round with a perfect score.
With 50 points : Maninmidohio
And our two runner ups with 45 points: Gatsby722 & Mugaboo

A hearty congratulations goes out to our winner in this round Maninmidohio , who will receive a trivia point in the month of January . Thank you to all for playing in this round, and enjoy the rest of your week.

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#507188 - Thu Jan 21 2010 10:19 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Round 12 - Tuesday
(and several days late, too )
Three excellent participants

1. To start, please tell me the name of one of those ten stocks he (Jim Cramer at CNBC) suggests.

For 10 Points:
Disney (DIS)
For 5 Points:
Macy's (M) (2)

Cramer also suggests: Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), BP (BP), Ford (F), Google (GOOG), Honeywell Intl. (HON), McDonald's (MCD) -and- Pepsico (PEP).

2. Name any character played by Channing Tatum in any feature film he's shown up in, OK?

For 10 Points:
Jason Lyle (in Coach Carter)
For 5 Points:
Tyler Gage (in Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets) (2)

The others --- Nick (in Havoc), Rowdy Sparks (in Supercross), Duke Orsino (in She's the Man), Antonio (in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints), Greg (in The Trap), Steve Shriver (in Stop-Loss), Johnson (in Battle in Seattle), Shawn MacArthur (in Fighting), Pretty Boy Floyd (in Public Enemies), Duke/Conrad Hauser (in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra).

3. Kindly tell me one of those temporary judges on "American Idol", Season 9 that sorted through auditioners before Ellen DeGeneres took her permanent spot on the panel.

For 10 Points:
Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry

Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth -and- Shania Twain helped out on judging duties, as well.

4. Over on that company's website they indicate a product line that hopes to be 'green', ecologically friendly. Please tell me a goal category in Johnson & Johnson's *Healthy Planet 2010* products division.

For 10 Points:
Biodiversity, Paper and Packaging, Water Use

Energy Use, Carbon, Dioxide Reduction, Waste Reduction, Product Stewardship, Environmental Literacy, Transparency, Compliance and External Manufacturing would have been correct, too.

5. To close, tell me any of the women the Directors Guild Of America has ever nominated for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film.

For 10 Points:
Randa Haines (Children of a Lesser God), Barbra Streisand (The Prince of Tides), Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties)

The other fine directors were: Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) -and- Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

The Results!

50 Points! .... szabs
40 Points! .... maninmidohio, Mugaboo

Nicely played to all three of you -- and a January point (as well as a tip o' the hat) issued to szabs this time !
_________________________
"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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#507189 - Fri Jan 22 2010 03:11 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Round 22 Friday

1. Abraham Olano Manzano, is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist, his crowning achievement came in 1995 when he became World Road Champion. He also won in 1998 the Vuelta a España. The Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is a three-week road bicycle racing stage race that is one of the three "Grand Tours" of Europe and part of the UCI World Ranking calendar. The 2010 race will be held from August 28th to September 19th, it will conmemorate the 75th anniversary of the first edition of the race. The race begins in Seville and ends, as is tradition, in Madrid. Please give me the name of one of the towns where a stage starts or finishes in the Vuelta a España 2010.

2. James Ramsay MacDonald, was a British Labour politician, who served two separate terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He rose from humble origins to become the first ever Labour Prime Minister on the 22nd of January 1924. Please give me the name of any other Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

3. Ecaterina Szabo, born on January 22, 1967 is a Romanian gymnast of Hungarian origin, who won an impressive number of 20 Olympic, world and continental medals. Although perhaps most notable for winning the all-around silver in the 1984 Olympics after an epic clash with Mary Lou Retton of the US, Szabo won gold medals in three of the individual events (vault, balance beam (tie), and floor exercise) and contributed to the team gold. In 2000 Szabo was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Please give me the name of a female gymnast inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, since the year 2000, till 2009 inclusive.

4. Bill Bixby was an American film and television actor, director and frequent game show panelist. His career spanned over three decades; he appeared on stage, in motion pictures and five TV series, such as My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and The Incredible Hulk. Please give me the name of an episode aired in the first season, of The Incredible Hulk.

5. Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian singer-songwriter, most famous for his work with rock band INXS. Please give me the name of a member or former member of INXS.

This round will close on Wednesday 27th, If you have any queries, just pm me.

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#507190 - Sat Jan 23 2010 04:57 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
Mugaboo Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 13 2004
Posts: 1028
Loc: Scotland UK
Round 23 - Saturday 23rd January

1. Please give me one of the seven wonders of Fore Abbey in Ireland.

2. The Benedictine Priory at Fore was built in the 13th Centuary by Hugh de Lacy, from whom Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York is decended from. Please name any chat show, that the Duchess of York has appeared on.

3. The Duchess of York wrote "Budgie the Little Helicopter" Please tell me any Manufacturer of Radio Controlled Model Helicopters.

4. Make sure you don't choose Nord Aviation, for the last question, they make real helicopter, at Bourges the capital of department of Cher. Château de Chenonceau is a castle built on the river Cher. In the Château de Chenonceau there is a room named in memory of five Queens, please name either one of those Queens or the King she was married to.

5. At the Château de Chenonceau, you'll find a self portrait by Van Dyck. Give me the name of any painting by Anthony van Dyck that you can find in The National Gallery in London.

The round will close first thing Friday Morning (4am FT time).

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#507191 - Tue Jan 26 2010 09:11 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
szabs Offline
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Just a quick reminder thatRound 22, shall be closing tomorrow, and my mailbox looks extremely empty . Everyonme is welcome to participate.

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#507192 - Thu Jan 28 2010 09:48 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
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Round 22 Answers

Thank you to the three faithful participnts.

1. Abraham Olano Manzano, is a Spanish former professional road racing cyclist, he also won in 1998 the Vuelta a España. The Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) is a three-week road bicycle racing stage race that is one of the three "Grand Tours" of Europe and part of the UCI World Ranking calendar. Please give me the name of one of the towns where a stage starts or finishes in the Vuelta a España 2010.

For 10 Points : Burgos, Orihuela, Lorca
Among others: Marbella, Malaga, Salamanca, Andorra

2. James Ramsay MacDonald, was a British Labour politician, who served two separate terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He rose from humble origins to become the first ever Labour Prime Minister on the 22nd of January 1924. Please give me the name of any other Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

For 10 Points : Clement Atlee, Gordon Brown, Harold Wilson
Among others: James Callaghan, Tony Blair

3. Ecaterina Szabo, born on January 22, 1967 is a Romanian gymnast of Hungarian origin, who won an impressive number of 20 Olympic, world and continental medals. In 2000 Szabo was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Please give me the name of a female gymnast inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, since the year 2000, till 2009 inclusive.

For 10 Points : Takuji Hayata, Helena Rakoczy, Karin Janz
Among others: Simona Amanar, Dominique Dawes, Lilia Podkopayeva

4. Bill Bixby was an American film and television actor, director and frequent game show panelist. His career spanned over three decades; he appeared on stage, in motion pictures and five TV series, such as My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie's Father and The Incredible Hulk. Please give me the name of an episode aired in the first season, of The Incredible Hulk.

For 10 Points : Never Give a Trucker an Even Break, Earthquakes Happen, Terror in Times Square
Among others: Of Guilt, Models and Murder, The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas

5. Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian singer-songwriter, most famous for his work with rock band INXS. Please give me the name of a member or former member of INXS.

For 10 Points : Andrew Farriss, Garry Gary Beers , Jon Stevens
Among others: Kirk Pengilly, J.D. Fortune, Tim Farriss

Scores
Our three players managed to get a three way tie, all with a perfect score of 50 Points.
With 50 points : Gatsby 722, Mugaboo & Maninmidohio

A hearty congratulations goes out to the three of you Gatsby, Mugaboo & Maninmidohio , and you will each be receiving a trivia point in the month of January . Thank you to all for playing in this round, and enjoy the rest of your week

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#507193 - Fri Jan 29 2010 08:49 AM Re: January Trivia Rounds 2010
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Answers Round 23 - 3 played

1. Please give me one of the seven wonders of Fore Abbey in Ireland.
For 10 points: The mill without a race (Lough Lene water flows from the hill); The monastery built upon the bog; The water that doesn’t boil
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned: The water that flows uphill; The tree that has three branches/the tree that won’t burn; The anchorite in a stone; The lintel-stone raised by St. Fechin’s prayers

2. Please name any chat show, that the Duchess of York has appeared on.
For 10 points: Parkinson; The Sharon Osbourne Show; The View
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: Late Show with David Letterman; The Rosie O'Donnell Show; Late Night with Conan O'Brien; Richard & Judy; Jimmy Kimmel Live!; The Graham Norton Show

3. Please tell me any Manufacturer of Radio Controlled Model Helicopters.
For 10 points: ALIGN Corp. Ltd; Woddon Industrial Limited; Shenzhen Dianzhe Industrial Co. Ltd
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: Bladez Toys plc; Guangzhou Walkera Technology Co. Ltd

4. In the Château de Chenonceau there is a room named in memory of five Queens, please name either one of those Queens or the King she was married to.
For 10 points: Elisabeth of Austria; Elisabeth of Valois; Henry III of France
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned: Queen Margot; Henry IV; Philip II of Spain; Mary Stuart; Francis II; Charles IX; Louise of Lorraine

5.Give me the name of any painting by Anthony van Dyck that you can find in The National Gallery in London.
For 10 points: Equestrian Portrait of Charles I; Portrait of Cornelis van der Geest; William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh
For 5 points: (none)
Not mentioned include: Lady Elizabeth Thimbelby and her Sister; Portrait of Giovanni Battista Cattaneo; Rinaldo conquered by Love for Armida


Scores:

50 points: Gatsby722; Maninmidohio; Szabs

Three waded into battle, and three strode out with their heads held high, each clutching a converted point. That's how battles should be - no casualties. Well done to everybody

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