Monday, March 25, 2019

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 8 updates in 3 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 25 01:32AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2019-03-04,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
On each question you may give up to two answers, but if you give
both a right answer and a wrong answer, there is a small penalty.
Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
the questions and place your answer below each one.) I will reveal
the correct answers in about 3 days.
 
All questions were written by members of the Cellar Rats and are
used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may have
been retyped and/or edited by me. For further information see
my 2019-01-22 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".

 
** Game 5, Round 9 - Canadiana - Cuisine
 
In each case, name the food described.
 
1. A type of porridge made with a blend of wheat, rye, and flaxseed,
first created in the 1920s in Manitoba.
 
2. A brand or type of semi-soft rind cheese that was originally
manufactured by Trappist monks.
 
3. A fried dough pastry, stretched and sometimes coiled. Served to
President Obama when he visited Canada.
 
4. A no-bake dessert consisting of three layers: a wafer and
chocolate crumb base, custard-flavored butter icing in the
middle, and a layer of chocolate gamache on top.
 
5. Lean boneless pork loin, trimmed fine, wet cured, and rolled
in cornmeal. It is not smoked. It is the main ingredient in
the St. Lawrence Market's signature sandwich.
 
6. A dish popular in Quebec, made of layered ground beef, sautéed
onions, canned kernel corn, canned creamed corn, and mashed
potatoes on top. Answer in French.
 
7. A dense bread product that contains malt, egg, and no salt,
and is boiled in honey-sweetened water before being baked,
traditionally in a wood-fired oven. Often finished with
poppy seeds. Hint: its name refers to a city.
 
8. A type of chicken sandwich consisting of chicken, sliced bread,
and gravy. It is usually served with green peas and commonly
found in Québécois and Eastern Canadian cuisine. *Either*
name the sandwich in English or French, or else name the Quebec
restaurant chain that sells vast quantities of this item and
is the 16th-largest chain in Canada.
 
9. A pickled vegetable sauce or topping, popular in Quebec and
Eastern Canada. Acadians brought the recipe to the American
South. It is a combination of vegetables, mainly green and red
tomatoes, onions, carrots, beans of various types, asparagus,
cauliflower, and peas. We will accept the American name or
the one used here.
 
10. A Maritime dessert consisting of bread crumbs, raisins, brown
sugar, molasses, butter, flour, and spices. These are mixed and
put in a pudding bag, wrapped in cheesecloth, or stuffed into
an empty can and then boiled, usually along with the cooking
vegetables or the Jiggs dinner.
 
 
** Game 5, Round 10 - Challenge Round
 
* A. Grey Cup
 
A1. Which team won the Grey Cup every year from 1978 to 1982?
 
A2. The Toronto Argonauts have had the most wins since the Cup
was established in 1909. How many, within 1?
 
 
* B. Oscars Refused
 
B1. Because of the treatment of American Indians, this actor
refused to collect his Oscar in 1973. Name this star *and*
the movie he won for.
 
B2. For which movie did George C. Scott refuse an Oscar?
 
 
* C. First Prime Ministers
 
C1. Who was Israel's first prime minister?
 
C2. While the title was not then official, who is now usually
considered to have been the first prime minister of Great
Britain?
 
 
* D. Transit Systems
 
D1. What North American city has a transit system called BART?
 
D2. What European city has a transit system called DART?
 
 
* E. Space Probes
 
E1. In January the New Horizons space probe visited the Kuiper
Belt object Ultima Thule. Which other solar system body
did it visit before that?
 
E2. The Japanese space agency JAXA currently has a probe visiting
the asteroid Ryugu while NASA has one visiting the asteroid
Bennu. What is the primary objective of both missions?
 
 
* F. Integers
 
F1. What is the first positive integer spelled in English with
all its letters in alphabetical order? For example, if we
had said "in French" it would be 2 -- spelled "deux".
 
F2. 1 is both a perfect square and a perfect cube. What is
the next integer with this property?
 
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 23 07:13AM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> of the two movies.
 
> 3. Name *both* actors who have won Oscars for playing the role of
> Vito Corleone.
 
Marlon Brando, Robert de Niro
 
> or were recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Hawking ??
 
 
> 8. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is a non-fictional account of a
> murder spree on Native American people in the 1920s -- in
> which state?
 
Oklahoma
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Mar 24 04:17PM -0700

On Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:18:22 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - The Oscars
 
> 1. Who was the first actor to win Best Actor in a Leading Role in
> *two consecutive years*?
 
Hanks
 
> 2. In the awards for 1966, Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynn were
> both nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Name *either*
> of the two movies.
 
Love Story?
 
> 3. Name *both* actors who have won Oscars for playing the role of
> Vito Corleone.
 
Marlon Brando & Robert De Niro
 
> 4. Who has won the Best Director Oscar the most times?
 
Ford, Wilder
 
> 5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
> three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
> of the other two.
 
Ben Hur

> 6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
Makeup, Costume
 
> 7. This 1981 film won Best Actor and Best Actress for its leads,
> and the man's real-life daughter, who co-starred, was nominated
> for her supporting role. Name the movie.
 
On Golden Pond
 
> 8. To date only one person has won both an Oscar and a Nobel
> Prize: who?
 
Shaw

> Actress, resulting in the wrong winner being announced.
> The presenters were an actor and actress who had co-starred in
> a 1967 movie. Name *either* of them.
 
Beatty

> 10. The song "Que Sera Sera" won an Oscar. What movie was it in?
 
The Man Who Knew Too Much
 

> or were recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Hawking
 
> 2. "Leadership" by Doris Kearns Goodwin details the challenges
> faced by four US presidents. Name *any two* of the four.
 
Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt (also FDR and LBJ)
I certainly recommend this one!
 
> 3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
> reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
Brown

 
> 5. "The President is Missing" describes the challenges facing
> President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and a widower.
> Name *either one* of the two authors.
 
Clinton
 
> 6. "Ship of Fools" argues that the ruling class in the US is out
> of touch with everyday citizens. Name the Fox anchor who
> wrote it.
 
O'Reilly?
 
 
> 10. "The Reckoning" describes the events which take place when a
> decorated World War II veteran kills a pastor inside a
> Mississippi church. Who is the author?
 
 
cheers,
calvin
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Mar 24 11:56PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:1NudnXM6P-3FNQnBnZ2dnUU7-
 
> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - The Oscars
 
> 1. Who was the first actor to win Best Actor in a Leading Role in
> *two consecutive years*?
 
Bogart; Hanks
 
 
> 2. In the awards for 1966, Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynn were
> both nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Name *either*
> of the two movies.
 
To Sir, With Love; Alfie
 
 
> 3. Name *both* actors who have won Oscars for playing the role of
> Vito Corleone.
 
Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro
 
 
> 4. Who has won the Best Director Oscar the most times?
 
Hawks; Ford
 
 
> 5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
> three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
> of the other two.
 
Ben Hur
 
 
> 6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
Costume design
 
> for her supporting role. Name the movie.
 
> 8. To date only one person has won both an Oscar and a Nobel
> Prize: who?
 
Desmond Tutu; Bob Dylan
 
> Actress, resulting in the wrong winner being announced.
> The presenters were an actor and actress who had co-starred in
> a 1967 movie. Name *either* of them.
 
Warren Beatty
 
> or were recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Hawking
 
 
> 2. "Leadership" by Doris Kearns Goodwin details the challenges
> faced by four US presidents. Name *any two* of the four.
 
FDR and Reagan
 
 
> 3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
> reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
Dan Brown
 
 
> 5. "The President is Missing" describes the challenges facing
> President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and a widower.
> Name *either one* of the two authors.
 
Bill Clinton
 
 
> 6. "Ship of Fools" argues that the ruling class in the US is out
> of touch with everyday citizens. Name the Fox anchor who
> wrote it.
 
Brit Hume; Hannity
 
 
> 7. "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom is a sequel
> to which book?
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
 
 
> 10. "The Reckoning" describes the events which take place when a
> decorated World War II veteran kills a pastor inside a
> Mississippi church. Who is the author?
 
Pete Gayde
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 25 01:29AM -0500

Mark Brader:
 
> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - The Oscars
 
> 1. Who was the first actor to win Best Actor in a Leading Role in
> *two consecutive years*?
 
Spencer Tracy. ("San Francisco" (1936), "Captains Courageous"
(1937).) 4 for Joshua.
 
A couple of people guessed Tom Hanks. He's the only *other* person
so far to win this award in consecutive years -- for "Philadelphia"
(1993) and "Forrest Gump" (1994).
 
> 2. In the awards for 1966, Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynn were
> both nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Name *either*
> of the two movies.
 
"Georgy Girl" (with Lynn), "Morgan!" (also known as "Morgan:
A Suitable Case for Treatment"). 4 for Joshua.
 
They both lost to Elizabeth Taylor ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?").
 
> 3. Name *both* actors who have won Oscars for playing the role of
> Vito Corleone.
 
Marlon Brando (leading role in "The Godfather" (1972)), Robert De Niro
(supporting role in "The Godfather: Part II" (1974).) 4 for Joshua,
Dan Tilque, Calvin, and Pete.
 
> 4. Who has won the Best Director Oscar the most times?
 
John Ford (4 times -- "The Informer" (1935), "The Grapes of Wrath"
(1940), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941), "The Quiet Man" (1952).)
4 for Joshua. 3 for Calvin. 2 for Pete.
 
> 5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
> three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
> of the other two.
 
"Ben-Hur" (1959), "Titanic" (1997). 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Bruce,
Calvin, and Pete.
 
"Titanic" had 13 nominations, with Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart
losing the two Oscars for actresses to Helen Hunt and Kim Basinger
respectively; "Ben-Hur" had 12 nominations, losing to "Room at the
Top" for Adapted Screenplay; but the LOTR movie won 11 out of 11.
 
> 6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
Best Costume Design. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Bruce, and Pete.
2 for Calvin.
 
Altogether she was nominated 35 times in 30 years. This is possible
because for much of her career there were separate Oscars for costumes
for B&W and color; she was nominated 10 times for both, and once
won both, namely for "All About Eve" and "Samson and Delilah" (1950).
 
> 7. This 1981 film won Best Actor and Best Actress for its leads,
> and the man's real-life daughter, who co-starred, was nominated
> for her supporting role. Name the movie.
 
"On Golden Pond" (Katharine Hepburn, Henry and Jane Fonda).
4 for Joshua and Calvin.
 
Jane Fonda was in her mid-40s when she made this movie, and her
appearance in a bikini led to a second career for her -- starring
in workout videos.
 
> 8. To date only one person has won both an Oscar and a Nobel
> Prize: who?
 
Oops: There are two. George Bernard Shaw and Bob Dylan. 4 for Joshua
(the hard way) and Calvin. 2 for Pete.
 
Shaw was the expected answer: in 1926 he received a delayed award of
the previous year's Nobel for Literature, and then he shared the Best
Adapted Screenplay Oscar for "Pygmalion" (1938) with Ian Dalrymple,
Cecil Lewis, and W.P. Lipscomb. But Bob Dylan actually did even
better, in that his Oscar was not shared: he won Best Original Song
for "Things Have Changed" from "Wonder Boys" (2000), and then took
the Nobel for Literature in 2016. So this question was, as Joshua
noted, more than 2 years out of date.
 
> Actress, resulting in the wrong winner being announced.
> The presenters were an actor and actress who had co-starred in
> a 1967 movie. Name *either* of them.
 
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway. ("Bonnie and Clyde".) 4 for Joshua,
Dan Blum, Calvin, and Pete.
 
> 10. The song "Que Sera Sera" won an Oscar. What movie was it in?
 
"The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956). 4 for Joshua and Calvin.
3 for Dan Blum.
 
 
> or were recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Stephen Hawking. 4 for everyone -- Joshua, Dan Blum, Bruce,
Dan Tilque, Calvin, and Pete.
 
> 2. "Leadership" by Doris Kearns Goodwin details the challenges
> faced by four US presidents. Name *any two* of the four.
 
Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon
Johnson. 4 for Dan Blum and Calvin.
 
> 3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
> reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
Dan Brown. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Bruce, Calvin, and Pete.
 
> 4. This Kevin Kwan novel is the third book in the "Crazy Rich
> Asians" trilogy. Name it.
 
"Rich People Problems".
 
> 5. "The President is Missing" describes the challenges facing
> President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and a widower.
> Name *either one* of the two authors.
 
Bill Clinton, James Patterson. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Calvin,
and Pete.
 
> 6. "Ship of Fools" argues that the ruling class in the US is out
> of touch with everyday citizens. Name the Fox anchor who
> wrote it.
 
Tucker Carlson. 3 for Joshua.
 
> 7. "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom is a sequel
> to which book?
 
"The Five People You Meet in Heaven". 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum,
and Pete.
 
> 8. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is a non-fictional account of a
> murder spree on Native American people in the 1920s -- in
> which state?
 
Oklahoma. 4 for Dan Tilque.
 
> 9. Name the book by James Carreyou which describes the controversial
> company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes, who tried
> to come up with a better way to do blood testing?
 
"Bad Blood". 4 for Joshua and Dan Blum.
 
> 10. "The Reckoning" describes the events which take place when a
> decorated World War II veteran kills a pastor inside a
> Mississippi church. Who is the author?
 
John Grisham. 4 for Joshua.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
TOPICS-> His Geo Spo Sci Ent Lit FOUR
Joshua Kreitzer 23 35 32 20 40 27 134
"Calvin" 11 38 12 23 29 16 106
Dan Tilque 20 32 16 24 4 8 92
Pete Gayde 23 22 24 20 20 16 89
Dan Blum 12 20 0 28 15 24 87
Bruce Bowler -- -- 0 24 8 8 40
Erland Sommarskog 8 28 -- -- -- -- 36
 
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Toronto | the one that comes complete with bathwater."
msb@vex.net | --Maria Conlon
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Mar 24 04:08PM -0700

My stocks have been replenished :-)
 
1 Which 2009 Todd Phillips movie featured a cameo from Mike Tyson?
2 In the novel '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' what was the name of the captain of the submarine Nautilus?
3 From which European country is Stella Artois beer traditionally brewed?
4 Along with English, what is the official language of Pakistan?
5 Which British group has a 1994 hit with 'Parklife'?
6 Crucial to the plot, the action in the 1982 film "E.T the Extra-Terrestrial" takes place in and around which celebration?
7 In mathematics, what is the value of the base of the natural logarithm, to one decimal place?
8 What physical handicap does a myopic person suffer from?
9 Coal is predominantly composed of which element?
10 The late rapper Tupac Shukar was named after Tupac Amaru II, a revolutionary leader in which South American country?
 
cheers,
calvin
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Mar 25 12:59AM

> My stocks have been replenished :-)
 
> 2 In the novel '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' what was the name of the captain of the submarine Nautilus?
 
Nemo
 
> 3 From which European country is Stella Artois beer traditionally brewed?
 
Belgium
 
> 4 Along with English, what is the official language of Pakistan?
 
Urdu
 
> 6 Crucial to the plot, the action in the 1982 film "E.T the Extra-Terrestrial" takes place in and around which celebration?
 
Halloween
 
> 7 In mathematics, what is the value of the base of the natural logarithm, to one decimal place?
 
2.7
 
> 8 What physical handicap does a myopic person suffer from?
 
nearsightedness
 
> 9 Coal is predominantly composed of which element?
 
carbon
 
> 10 The late rapper Tupac Shukar was named after Tupac Amaru II, a revolutionary leader in which South American country?
 
Argentina
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
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"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 24 09:21PM -0500

"Calvin":
> My stocks have been replenished :-)
 
Yea!

> 1 Which 2009 Todd Phillips movie featured a cameo from Mike Tyson?
> 2 In the novel '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' what was the name
> of the captain of the submarine Nautilus?
 
Nemo.
 
> 3 From which European country is Stella Artois beer traditionally brewed?
 
Belgium.
 
> 4 Along with English, what is the official language of Pakistan?
 
Urdu.
 
> 5 Which British group has a 1994 hit with 'Parklife'?
 
Coldplay?
 
> 6 Crucial to the plot, the action in the 1982 film "E.T the
> Extra-Terrestrial" takes place in and around which celebration?
 
Halloween.
 
> 7 In mathematics, what is the value of the base of the natural
> logarithm, to one decimal place?
 
2.7
 
> 8 What physical handicap does a myopic person suffer from?
 
Nearsightedness.
 
> 9 Coal is predominantly composed of which element?
 
Carbon.
 
> 10 The late rapper Tupac Shukar
 
Would you believe Shakur?
 
> was named after Tupac Amaru II, a revolutionary leader in which
> South American country?
 
Bolivia?
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Toronto which it is intended. That's the problem."
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 4 updates in 2 topics

Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Mar 22 12:55PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:1NudnXM6P-3FNQnBnZ2dnUU7-
 
> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - The Oscars
 
> 1. Who was the first actor to win Best Actor in a Leading Role in
> *two consecutive years*?
 
Spencer Tracy
 
> 2. In the awards for 1966, Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynn were
> both nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Name *either*
> of the two movies.
 
"Georgy Girl"

> 3. Name *both* actors who have won Oscars for playing the role of
> Vito Corleone.
 
Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro

> 4. Who has won the Best Director Oscar the most times?
 
John Ford
 
> 5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
> three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
> of the other two.
 
"Titanic"

> 6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
Best Costume Design

> 7. This 1981 film won Best Actor and Best Actress for its leads,
> and the man's real-life daughter, who co-starred, was nominated
> for her supporting role. Name the movie.
 
"On Golden Pond"
 
> 8. To date only one person has won both an Oscar and a Nobel
> Prize: who?
 
George Bernard Shaw; Bob Dylan
(the premise of this question appears to be outdated)

> Actress, resulting in the wrong winner being announced.
> The presenters were an actor and actress who had co-starred in
> a 1967 movie. Name *either* of them.
 
Warren Beatty
 
> 10. The song "Que Sera Sera" won an Oscar. What movie was it in?
 
"The Man Who Knew Too Much"

> the New York Times Top 20 list. (That's how they put it in the
> original game -- I don't know if it means they were bestsellers
> or were recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
Probably bestsellers; some look like unlikely recommendations.
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Stephen Hawking

> 3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
> reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
Dan Brown

> 5. "The President is Missing" describes the challenges facing
> President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and a widower.
> Name *either one* of the two authors.
 
Bill Clinton

> 6. "Ship of Fools" argues that the ruling class in the US is out
> of touch with everyday citizens. Name the Fox anchor who
> wrote it.
 
Tucker Carlson; Sean Hannity
 
> 7. "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom is a sequel
> to which book?
 
"The Five People You Meet in Heaven"
 
> 9. Name the book by James Carreyou which describes the controversial
> company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes, who tried
> to come up with a better way to do blood testing?
 
"Bad Blood"

> 10. "The Reckoning" describes the events which take place when a
> decorated World War II veteran kills a pastor inside a
> Mississippi church. Who is the author?
 
John Grisham
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Mar 22 01:58PM


> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - The Oscars
 
> 1. Who was the first actor to win Best Actor in a Leading Role in
> *two consecutive years*?
 
Tom Hanks
 
> 5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
> three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
> of the other two.
 
Titanic
 
> 6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
costume design
 
> 7. This 1981 film won Best Actor and Best Actress for its leads,
> and the man's real-life daughter, who co-starred, was nominated
> for her supporting role. Name the movie.
 
Paper Moon
 
> 8. To date only one person has won both an Oscar and a Nobel
> Prize: who?
 
William Faulkner
 
> Actress, resulting in the wrong winner being announced.
> The presenters were an actor and actress who had co-starred in
> a 1967 movie. Name *either* of them.
 
Faye Dunaway
 
> 10. The song "Que Sera Sera" won an Oscar. What movie was it in?
 
The Man Who Knew Too Much; The 39 Steps
 
> * Game 5, Round 8 - Literature - Top 20
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Stephen Hawking
 
> 2. "Leadership" by Doris Kearns Goodwin details the challenges
> faced by four US presidents. Name *any two* of the four.
 
Lincoln and FDR
 
> 3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
> reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
Dan Brown
 
> 5. "The President is Missing" describes the challenges facing
> President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and a widower.
> Name *either one* of the two authors.
 
Bill Clinton
 
> 7. "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom is a sequel
> to which book?
 
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
 
> 8. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is a non-fictional account of a
> murder spree on Native American people in the 1920s -- in
> which state?
 
North Dakota; South Dakota
 
> 9. Name the book by James Carreyou which describes the controversial
> company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes, who tried
> to come up with a better way to do blood testing?
 
Bad Blood
 
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_______________________________________________________________________
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"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Bruce Bowler <bruce.bowler@gmail.com>: Mar 22 08:05PM

On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:18:16 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
> three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
> of the other two.
 
Ben Hur
 
> 6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
Costume Design
 
> recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
> 1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
> from which recently deceased scientist?
 
Hawking
 
> 2. "Leadership" by Doris Kearns Goodwin details the challenges
> faced by four US presidents. Name *any two* of the four.
 
Ford
 
> 3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
> reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
Dan Brown
1luckytexan@gmail.com: Mar 22 09:15AM -0700

my daughter has been a pub-game quizmaster for years in CoSpgs area. She is trying to help with recruiting;
 
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OHIO: Cincinnati
COLORADO: Vail
CALIFORNIA: Oakland, Vallejo, Anaheim, Santa Cruz, Fresno, Bakersfield, Torrance
ALASKA: Skagway
MASSACHUSETTS: Marlborough
IOWA: Dubuque
NEW YORK: Piermont, Goshen, Big Flats, Southampton, Port Jefferson, West Babylon, Patchogue, Watertown, Staten Island
NEW JERSEY: Haddon Township
N. DAKOTA: Bismarck
TEXAS: Beaumont, Fredericksburg, Rockwall
N. CAROLINA: Lexington
S. CAROLINA: Clemson
PENNSYLVANIA: North Wales
WISCONSIN: Kenosha
WASHINGTON: Auburn, Kirkland, Bothell
MISSOURI: Springfield
MICHIGAN: Detroit
ARIZONA: Sedona [/quote]
 
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 2 updates in 2 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 22 04:18AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2019-03-04,
and should be interpreted accordingly.
 
On each question you may give up to two answers, but if you give
both a right answer and a wrong answer, there is a small penalty.
Please post all your answers to the newsgroup in a single followup,
based only on your own knowledge. (In your answer posting, quote
the questions and place your answer below each one.) I will reveal
the correct answers in about 3 days.
 
All questions were written by members of the Cellar Rats and are
used here by permission, but have been reformatted and may have
been retyped and/or edited by me. For further information see
my 2019-01-22 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
* Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - The Oscars
 
1. Who was the first actor to win Best Actor in a Leading Role in
*two consecutive years*?
 
2. In the awards for 1966, Vanessa Redgrave and her sister Lynn were
both nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Name *either*
of the two movies.
 
3. Name *both* actors who have won Oscars for playing the role of
Vito Corleone.
 
4. Who has won the Best Director Oscar the most times?
 
5. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is one of
three movies to win 11 Academy Awards each. Name *either*
of the other two.
 
6. Edith Head won 8 Oscars -- in what category?
 
7. This 1981 film won Best Actor and Best Actress for its leads,
and the man's real-life daughter, who co-starred, was nominated
for her supporting role. Name the movie.
 
8. To date only one person has won both an Oscar and a Nobel
Prize: who?
 
9. At the Academy Awards for 2016, the presenters for Best
Picture were given a second copy of the envelope for Best
Actress, resulting in the wrong winner being announced.
The presenters were an actor and actress who had co-starred in
a 1967 movie. Name *either* of them.
 
10. The song "Que Sera Sera" won an Oscar. What movie was it in?
 
 
* Game 5, Round 8 - Literature - Top 20
 
These fiction and non-fiction books have recently been featured in
the New York Times Top 20 list. (That's how they put it in the
original game -- I don't know if it means they were bestsellers
or were recommendations selected by reviewers.)
 
1. "Brief Answer to Big Questions" is a collection of articles
from which recently deceased scientist?
 
2. "Leadership" by Doris Kearns Goodwin details the challenges
faced by four US presidents. Name *any two* of the four.
 
3. In the book "Origin", symbology professor Robert Langdon
reconnects with one of his first students. Who is the author?
 
4. This Kevin Kwan novel is the third book in the "Crazy Rich
Asians" trilogy. Name it.
 
5. "The President is Missing" describes the challenges facing
President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and a widower.
Name *either one* of the two authors.
 
6. "Ship of Fools" argues that the ruling class in the US is out
of touch with everyday citizens. Name the Fox anchor who
wrote it.
 
7. "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom is a sequel
to which book?
 
8. "Killers of the Flower Moon" is a non-fictional account of a
murder spree on Native American people in the 1920s -- in
which state?
 
9. Name the book by James Carreyou which describes the controversial
company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes, who tried
to come up with a better way to do blood testing?
 
10. "The Reckoning" describes the events which take place when a
decorated World War II veteran kills a pastor inside a
Mississippi church. Who is the author?
 
--
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Toronto which you have had to pass. It asks only if you
msb@vex.net brought the ship safely to port." -- Joseph Conrad
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 22 04:16AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> see my 2019-01-22 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
> * Game 5, Round 4 - Sports - NBA Coaches
 
This was the hardest round in the original game.
 
> For questions #1-8, in each case name the person described.
 
> 1. This former NBA player and coach holds the record for the most
> combined championships: 2 as a player and 11 as a coach.
 
Phil Jackson (New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers).
The 2 championships as a player include one season that he actually
missed due to an injury. 4 for Joshua, Calvin, and Pete.
 
> 2. This former Boston Celtics president coached the team to
> 9 championships from 1957 to 1966.
 
Red Auerbach. 4 for Joshua, Calvin, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> leagues of the US, this man took over as coach of the San Antonio
> Spurs in 1996. He has led them to a winning record in 21 out
> of 21 complete seasons so far, and won 5 championships with them.
 
Gregg Popovich. 4 for Joshua and Dan Tilque.
 
> all-star game 9 times. He was the first North American sports
> figure to win a championship as a player, an assistant coach,
> a head coach, and an executive.
 
Pat Riley. (Also played for San Diego Rockets and Phoenix Suns;
also coached New York Knicks.) 4 for Joshua, Calvin, and Pete.
 
> one as an assistant coach in 1981, and 2 as head coach in 1984
> and 1986. Hint: His name sounds like the title of a Grateful
> Dead song.
 
K.C. Jones. (Also assistant coach for L.A. Lakers' championship
in 1972.) 4 for Joshua.
 
> professional sports and the first black coach to win
> a major-league championship. In 2011 he received the
> Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.
 
Bill Russell. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> NBA championships in 1989 and 1990, then led the US "Dream Team"
> to the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The NBA's
> lifetime-achievement award in coaching is named after him.
 
Chuck Daly.
 
> the Spurs, then 3 times as a coach with the Warriors. In 2015
> he broke the NBA record for the most regular-season wins as a
> coach, then in 2016 he broke it again.
 
Steve Kerr. (67 wins in 2014-15, 73 in 2015-16. The season is
82 games long.)
 
> He was 101 years old when he died in 2017. Which team did he
> lead to 5 championships from 1949 (when they were in the BAA)
> until 1954?
 
Minneapolis Lakers. 4 for Joshua and Pete.
 
> from 1997 until 2000, winning the Coach of the Year award in
> 1998, and leading them to their only NBA Finals appearance
> in 2000?
 
Indiana Pacers. 4 for Joshua, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
 
 
> 1. Physics: Which ancient physicist is credited with saying,
> "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can
> move the Earth"?
 
Archimedes. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Bruce, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 2. Metallurgy: Most incandescent light bulbs have filaments made
> of what metal?
 
Tungsten. 4 for everyone -- Joshua, Dan Blum, Bruce, Calvin,
Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
Essentially the same question was asked on "Jeopardy!" three days
after the original game.
 
> 3. Geology: The ruby and the sapphire are both forms of what
> mineral?
 
Corundum. (Not carborundum.) 4 for Bruce.
 
> 4. What is the named, unprefixed SI unit of electric charge?
> (For example, if we had asked for pressure we would want the
> pascal, not the kilopascal and not the kg/m·s².)
 
Coulomb. 4 for Joshua and Dan Tilque.
 
> 5. Anatomy: Which famous Flemish anatomist of the 16th century is
> known as the founder of modern human anatomy?
 
Vesalius. 4 for Dan Blum.
 
> 6. Space: According to one reckoning, the first time a man-made
> object left the solar system was in 2012. It was launched
> in 1977. Name it.
 
Voyager 1. (See also http://xkcd.com/1189/ and, of course --
spoiler for the movie rot13'd -- "Fgne Gerx: Gur Zbgvba Cvpgher"
(1979).) 4 for Dan Blum and Pete. 3 for Calvin.
 
> 7. Physics: The proposal of the atomic theory of matter by a
> scientist (as opposed to an ancient philosopher) was by which
> British chemist and physicist in 1803?
 
John Dalton.
 
> 8. Microbiology: The father of modern microbiology is considered
> to be Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ["LAY-ven-huck"]. What device
> did he improve?
 
Microscope (lenses). 4 for everyone.
 
> 9. Medicine: Hyperlordosis is an overly accentuated curve in what
> part of the body?
 
The spine in the lower back. (Accepting either part.) 4 for
everyone.
 
> 10. Medicine: Paresthesia is a tingling, pricking, or numb sensation
> that usually arises in the extremities. What is it commonly
> called?
 
"Pins and needles", or the extremity "going to sleep". 4 for
Dan Blum, Bruce, Calvin, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 TOTALS
TOPICS-> His Geo Spo Sci
Joshua Kreitzer 23 35 32 20 110
Dan Tilque 20 32 16 24 92
Pete Gayde 23 22 24 20 89
"Calvin" 11 38 12 23 84
Dan Blum 12 20 0 28 60
Erland Sommarskog 8 28 -- -- 36
Bruce Bowler -- -- 0 24 24
 
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 2 updates in 1 topic

Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 20 03:24AM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> combined championships: 2 as a player and 11 as a coach.
 
> 2. This former Boston Celtics president coached the team to
> 9 championships from 1957 to 1966.
 
Red Auerbach
 
> leagues of the US, this man took over as coach of the San Antonio
> Spurs in 1996. He has led them to a winning record in 21 out
> of 21 complete seasons so far, and won 5 championships with them.
 
Popovich
 
> professional sports and the first black coach to win
> a major-league championship. In 2011 he received the
> Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.
 
Bill Russell
 
> from 1997 until 2000, winning the Coach of the Year award in
> 1998, and leading them to their only NBA Finals appearance
> in 2000?
 
Indiana Pacers
 
 
> 1. Physics: Which ancient physicist is credited with saying,
> "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can
> move the Earth"?
 
Archimedes
 
 
> 2. Metallurgy: Most incandescent light bulbs have filaments made
> of what metal?
 
tungsten
 
 
> 3. Geology: The ruby and the sapphire are both forms of what
> mineral?
 
carborundum
 
 
> 4. What is the named, unprefixed SI unit of electric charge?
> (For example, if we had asked for pressure we would want the
> pascal, not the kilopascal and not the kg/m·s².)
 
coulomb
 
 
> 6. Space: According to one reckoning, the first time a man-made
> object left the solar system was in 2012. It was launched
> in 1977. Name it.
 
Pioneer 10
 
 
> 7. Physics: The proposal of the atomic theory of matter by a
> scientist (as opposed to an ancient philosopher) was by which
> British chemist and physicist in 1803?
 
Davy
 
 
> 8. Microbiology: The father of modern microbiology is considered
> to be Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ["LAY-ven-huck"]. What device
> did he improve?
 
microscope
 
 
> 9. Medicine: Hyperlordosis is an overly accentuated curve in what
> part of the body?
 
back
 
 
> 10. Medicine: Paresthesia is a tingling, pricking, or numb sensation
> that usually arises in the extremities. What is it commonly
> called?
 
body part falling asleep
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Mar 20 09:12PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:qcednc3tVL_POw3BnZ2dnUU7-
 
> For questions #1-8, in each case name the person described.
 
> 1. This former NBA player and coach holds the record for the most
> combined championships: 2 as a player and 11 as a coach.
 
Phil Jackson
 
 
> 2. This former Boston Celtics president coached the team to
> 9 championships from 1957 to 1966.
 
Auerbach
 
> all-star game 9 times. He was the first North American sports
> figure to win a championship as a player, an assistant coach,
> a head coach, and an executive.
 
Pat Riley
 
> one as an assistant coach in 1981, and 2 as head coach in 1984
> and 1986. Hint: His name sounds like the title of a Grateful
> Dead song.
 
Tom Heinsohn
 
> professional sports and the first black coach to win
> a major-league championship. In 2011 he received the
> Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.
 
Bill Russell
 
> NBA championships in 1989 and 1990, then led the US "Dream Team"
> to the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The NBA's
> lifetime-achievement award in coaching is named after him.
 
Chuck
 
> He was 101 years old when he died in 2017. Which team did he
> lead to 5 championships from 1949 (when they were in the BAA)
> until 1954?
 
Minneapolis Lakers
 
> from 1997 until 2000, winning the Coach of the Year award in
> 1998, and leading them to their only NBA Finals appearance
> in 2000?
 
Indiana Pacers
 
> move the Earth"?
 
> 2. Metallurgy: Most incandescent light bulbs have filaments made
> of what metal?
 
Tungsten
 
 
> 3. Geology: The ruby and the sapphire are both forms of what
> mineral?
 
Quartz
 
 
> 4. What is the named, unprefixed SI unit of electric charge?
> (For example, if we had asked for pressure we would want the
> pascal, not the kilopascal and not the kg/m·s².)
 
Volt
 
 
> 6. Space: According to one reckoning, the first time a man-made
> object left the solar system was in 2012. It was launched
> in 1977. Name it.
 
Voyager I
 
 
> 8. Microbiology: The father of modern microbiology is considered
> to be Antonie van Leeuwenhoek ["LAY-ven-huck"]. What device
> did he improve?
 
Microscope
 
 
> 9. Medicine: Hyperlordosis is an overly accentuated curve in what
> part of the body?
 
Spine
 
 
> 10. Medicine: Paresthesia is a tingling, pricking, or numb sensation
> that usually arises in the extremities. What is it commonly
> called?
 
Pins and needles
 
 
> After completing this round, please decode the rot13: Ba gur bhgre
> fcnpr dhrfgvba, jr jnag anzr naq ahzore. Vs lbh bayl tnir n anzr,
> cyrnfr tb onpx naq nqq gur ahzore.
 
Pete Gayde
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