Monday, January 23, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 5 updates in 1 topic

Don Piven <don@piven.net>: Jan 22 05:29AM -0600

On 1/21/17 23:19, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 1. Sterling Cooper.
> 2. Lockhart Gardner.
> 3. William McKinley High School. There are three possible answers.
 
Glee
 
> 4. WJM-TV.
 
Mary Tyler Moore
 
> 5. The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech").
> 6. The 99th Precinct.
 
Brooklyn 99
 
> 7. The Stratford Inn.
 
Newhart
 
> 8. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
> 9. Dunder-Mifflin or Wernham-Hogg.
 
The Office
 
 
> 1. This tennis star won 7 Grand Slam titles as one of the "Four
> Musketeers" who dominated 1920s tennis. His nickname was
> "The Crocodile".
 
Lacoste
 
> and has signed with the New York Knicks for the current season.
> Born in New York, he is a French citizen through his father,
> a former top tennis star.
 
Joakim Noah
 
 
> 7. A World Cup downhill skier who dominated the sport in the 1960s,
> he was a triple Olympic champion, winning all three alpine
> events at the 1968 winter games.
 
Jean-Claude Killy
 
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jan 22 08:03PM -0300

> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - TV Workplaces
 
Nope.
 
> Canada, and the US. A 4-time grand slam winner in both singles
> and doubles, she won the 1995 Australian and the 2000 French
> Open singles championships. She retired in 2008.
 
Mauresmo

> his career playing for New York of MLS. Involved in a hand-ball
> controversy in 2010 when his illegal goal resulted in Ireland
> missing out on the World Cup.
 
Thiery Henry

> 4. One of France's most illustrious soccer stars, this Algerian-born
> midfielder played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other
> teams, and led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
 
ZIdane.
 
> He still gives Marco Materazzi a headache.
 
Nah, it was Zidane that got the headache. Oh, Matterazi! How boring that
tournament would have been if Alessandro Nesta had not been wounded!
(Because in that case Matterazzie would have had to stay on the bench.)
 
> and has signed with the New York Knicks for the current season.
> Born in New York, he is a French citizen through his father,
> a former top tennis star.
 
Noir

> he bought his own team in 1997 and named it after himself.
> The team had some good results, but was disbanded in 2002,
> $30,000,000 in debt.
 
Senna

> 7. A World Cup downhill skier who dominated the sport in the 1960s,
> he was a triple Olympic champion, winning all three alpine
> events at the 1968 winter games.
 
Jean-Claude Killy

> His brilliant playmaking continued in retirement as he dribbled
> his way to the presidency of UEFA and a run for the head of FIFA.
> He is currently under suspension and investigation by that body.
 
Michel Platini
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jan 22 06:32PM -0800

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:19:14 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 1. Sterling Cooper.
> 2. Lockhart Gardner.
> 3. William McKinley High School. There are three possible answers.
 
Degrassi?
 
> 7. The Stratford Inn.
> 8. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
> 9. Dunder-Mifflin or Wernham-Hogg.
 
The Office
 
> 10. NBC.
 
30 Rock
 
 

 
> 1. This tennis star won 7 Grand Slam titles as one of the "Four
> Musketeers" who dominated 1920s tennis. His nickname was
> "The Crocodile".
 
La Coste
 
 
> Canada, and the US. A 4-time grand slam winner in both singles
> and doubles, she won the 1995 Australian and the 2000 French
> Open singles championships. She retired in 2008.
 
Pierce
 
> his career playing for New York of MLS. Involved in a hand-ball
> controversy in 2010 when his illegal goal resulted in Ireland
> missing out on the World Cup.
 
Henry
 
> midfielder played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other
> teams, and led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
> He still gives Marco Materazzi a headache.
 
Zidane
 
> he bought his own team in 1997 and named it after himself.
> The team had some good results, but was disbanded in 2002,
> $30,000,000 in debt.
 
Prost
 
> His brilliant playmaking continued in retirement as he dribbled
> his way to the presidency of UEFA and a run for the head of FIFA.
> He is currently under suspension and investigation by that body.
 
Platini
 
 
> 10. A 2-time Olympic bronze medalist (1994 and 1998) and a 2-time
> world medalist, this skater's signature move, illegal in amateur
> competition, is a spin followed by a drop to his knees.
 
cheers,
calvin
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jan 22 10:17PM -0600

Mark Brader:
> > 3. William McKinley High School. There are three possible answers.

"Calvin":
> Degrassi?
 
Actually, on that show "Degrassi" *was* the name of the school.
--
Mark Brader, Toronto "Verbose better."
msb@vex.net -- David M. Sherman
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jan 22 10:11PM -0800

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> *Note*: The name of the workplace may have changed during the run
> of the show. We'll generally provide only one name.
 
> 1. Sterling Cooper.
 
Mad Men
 
> 3. William McKinley High School. There are three possible answers.
> 4. WJM-TV.
> 5. The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech").
 
The Big Bang Theory
 
> midfielder played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other
> teams, and led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
> He still gives Marco Materazzi a headache.
 
Zidane
 
 
--
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 2 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jan 21 11:19PM -0600

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-10-24,
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 Misplaced Modifiers
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 2016-11-26 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
* Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - TV Workplaces
 
We give you the name of the workplace, or the main setting of the
principal characters, in a popular TV show. You name the show.
For example, we say "the 4077th MASH" and you say "M*A*S*H". Or,
perhaps more likely, we say "Seattle Grace--Mercy West Hospital"
and you say "Grey's Anatomy".
 
*Note*: The name of the workplace may have changed during the run
of the show. We'll generally provide only one name.
 
1. Sterling Cooper.
2. Lockhart Gardner.
3. William McKinley High School. There are three possible answers.
4. WJM-TV.
5. The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech").
6. The 99th Precinct.
7. The Stratford Inn.
8. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
9. Dunder-Mifflin or Wernham-Hogg.
10. NBC.
 
 
* Game 5, Round 8 - Sports - Le Coq Sportif: French Athletes
 
In each case, name the person described.
 
1. This tennis star won 7 Grand Slam titles as one of the "Four
Musketeers" who dominated 1920s tennis. His nickname was
"The Crocodile".
 
2. Born in Montreal, this former tennis star is a citizen of France,
Canada, and the US. A 4-time grand slam winner in both singles
and doubles, she won the 1995 Australian and the 2000 French
Open singles championships. She retired in 2008.
 
3. Retired soccer forward, the all-time record goal scorer for
Arsenal of the Premier League, spent the final couple of years of
his career playing for New York of MLS. Involved in a hand-ball
controversy in 2010 when his illegal goal resulted in Ireland
missing out on the World Cup.
 
4. One of France's most illustrious soccer stars, this Algerian-born
midfielder played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other
teams, and led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
He still gives Marco Materazzi a headache.
 
5. This center played for the Chicago Bulls from 2007 to 2016
and has signed with the New York Knicks for the current season.
Born in New York, he is a French citizen through his father,
a former top tennis star.
 
6. A 4-time Formula 1 driving champion (1985, '86, '89, '93), his
nickname is "The Professor". After retiring as a driver,
he bought his own team in 1997 and named it after himself.
The team had some good results, but was disbanded in 2002,
$30,000,000 in debt.
 
7. A World Cup downhill skier who dominated the sport in the 1960s,
he was a triple Olympic champion, winning all three alpine
events at the 1968 winter games.
 
8. Nicknamed "Le Roi", this midfielder captained the French
team in the 1982 World Cup and the '84 European Championships.
His brilliant playmaking continued in retirement as he dribbled
his way to the presidency of UEFA and a run for the head of FIFA.
He is currently under suspension and investigation by that body.
 
9. A French-American figure skater, she is a 3-time world silver
medalist and 5-time European champion. She is the only figure
skater to land a backflip on one skate blade in competition,
an illegal move she completed at the 1998 Winter Games.
 
10. A 2-time Olympic bronze medalist (1994 and 1998) and a 2-time
world medalist, this skater's signature move, illegal in amateur
competition, is a spin followed by a drop to his knees.
 
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msb@vex.net -- Peter Neumann
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jan 22 05:31AM


> * Game 5, Round 7 - Entertainment - TV Workplaces
 
> 1. Sterling Cooper.
 
Mad Men
 
> 4. WJM-TV.
 
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 
> 5. The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech").
 
The Big Bang Theory
 
> 6. The 99th Precinct.
 
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
 
> 7. The Stratford Inn.
 
Newhart
 
> 8. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
 
House
 
> 9. Dunder-Mifflin or Wernham-Hogg.
 
The Office
 
> 10. NBC.
 
30 Rock
 
 
> 7. A World Cup downhill skier who dominated the sport in the 1960s,
> he was a triple Olympic champion, winning all three alpine
> events at the 1968 winter games.
 
Killy
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jan 22 07:31AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:OO-dnS-jYfRQ3RnFnZ2dnUU7-
 
> We give you the name of the workplace, or the main setting of the
> principal characters, in a popular TV show. You name the show.
 
> 1. Sterling Cooper.
 
"Mad Men"
 
> 4. WJM-TV.
 
"Mary Tyler Moore"
 
> 5. The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech").
 
"The Big Bang Theory"
 
> 7. The Stratford Inn.
 
"Newhart"
 
> 8. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
 
"House, M.D."
 
> 9. Dunder-Mifflin or Wernham-Hogg.
 
"The Office"
 
> 10. NBC.
 
"30 Rock"
 
 
> 1. This tennis star won 7 Grand Slam titles as one of the "Four
> Musketeers" who dominated 1920s tennis. His nickname was
> "The Crocodile".
 
Lacoste
 
> Canada, and the US. A 4-time grand slam winner in both singles
> and doubles, she won the 1995 Australian and the 2000 French
> Open singles championships. She retired in 2008.
 
Pierce

> midfielder played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other
> teams, and led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
> He still gives Marco Materazzi a headache.
 
Zidane

> and has signed with the New York Knicks for the current season.
> Born in New York, he is a French citizen through his father,
> a former top tennis star.
 
Noah

> 7. A World Cup downhill skier who dominated the sport in the 1960s,
> he was a triple Olympic champion, winning all three alpine
> events at the 1968 winter games.
 
Killy

> medalist and 5-time European champion. She is the only figure
> skater to land a backflip on one skate blade in competition,
> an illegal move she completed at the 1998 Winter Games.
 
Bonaly

--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jan 22 10:30AM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> Note: The name of the workplace may have changed during the run
> of the show. We'll generally provide only one name.
 
> 1. Sterling Cooper.
Mad Men
> 2. Lockhart Gardner.
> 3. William McKinley High School. There are three possible answers.
Glee
> 4. WJM-TV.
> 5. The California Institute of Technology ("Caltech").
Big Bang Theory
> 6. The 99th Precinct.
NYPD Blue
> 7. The Stratford Inn.
> 8. Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
House
> 9. Dunder-Mifflin or Wernham-Hogg.
The Office
> 10. NBC.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
 
> 1. This tennis star won 7 Grand Slam titles as one of the "Four
> Musketeers" who dominated 1920s tennis. His nickname was
> "The Crocodile".
Henri Cochet
> Canada, and the US. A 4-time grand slam winner in both singles
> and doubles, she won the 1995 Australian and the 2000 French
> Open singles championships. She retired in 2008.
Mary Pierce
> his career playing for New York of MLS. Involved in a hand-ball
> controversy in 2010 when his illegal goal resulted in Ireland
> missing out on the World Cup.
Thierry Henry
> midfielder played for Juventus and Real Madrid among other
> teams, and led France to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
> He still gives Marco Materazzi a headache.
Zinedine Zidane
> and has signed with the New York Knicks for the current season.
> Born in New York, he is a French citizen through his father,
> a former top tennis star.
Noah
> he bought his own team in 1997 and named it after himself.
> The team had some good results, but was disbanded in 2002,
> $30,000,000 in debt.
Alain Prost
> 7. A World Cup downhill skier who dominated the sport in the 1960s,
> he was a triple Olympic champion, winning all three alpine
> events at the 1968 winter games.
Jean-Claude Killy
> His brilliant playmaking continued in retirement as he dribbled
> his way to the presidency of UEFA and a run for the head of FIFA.
> He is currently under suspension and investigation by that body.
Michel Platini
 
> 10. A 2-time Olympic bronze medalist (1994 and 1998) and a 2-time
> world medalist, this skater's signature move, illegal in amateur
> competition, is a spin followed by a drop to his knees.
 
 
 
Peter Smyth
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jan 21 02:10AM -0800

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project
 
 
> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Grove ??
 
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK
 
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Fat Man
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
plutonium
 
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1949
 
> them were not, of course, actually in English.
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Ajax
 
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
octopus
 
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
 
Gilgamesh
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland
 
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
Paradise Lost
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Cicero
 
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
Aeneid
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Roland
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jan 21 11:17PM -0600

Mark Brader:
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project. (Also accepting Manhattan District or
Development of Substitute Materials; and I accepted plain "Manhattan"
since "project" was in the question.) 4 for everyone -- Peter,
Dan Blum, Don, Bruce, Joshua, Marc, Pete, Gareth, Calvin, Erland,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Maj.Gen. Leslie R. Groves. 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua. 3 for
Dan Tilque.
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK, Canada. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Don, Joshua, Marc, Pete, Gareth,
Calvin (the hard way), Erland, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Bruce.
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
Ground Zero, Alamogordo Bombing Range. 3 for Bruce and Joshua.
 
In the original game the expected answer was just Alamogordo. This is
actually the name of a town about 60 miles from Ground Zero, which
still exists and has not been blown up, and I'm not accepting it.
Today the military area -- I don't know if it has the same boundaries
as before -- is the White Sands Missile Range; you were asked for the
name at the time, but I'll accept that as almost correct. See also
the signature quote, which was *not*, as they usually are in QFTCI,
chosen randomly from my collection.
 
Los Alamos is where the bomb was *developed*.
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Little Boy, Fat Man. 4 for Dan Blum, Don, Bruce (the hard way),
Joshua, Marc, Gareth, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
 
> previous question. The bomb codenamed "Little Boy" used
> uranium for its detonation. What material was used for the
> "Fat Man" device?
 
Plutonium. 4 for Dan Blum, Don, Bruce, Joshua, Marc, Pete, Gareth,
Calvin, Erland, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay. (The pilot's mother's first and middle name.) 4 for
Peter, Dan Blum, Don, Bruce, Joshua, Marc, Pete, Gareth, Calvin,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Rainier (Mesa), Nevada. 4 for Dan Blum, Don, Bruce, Joshua, Calvin,
Erland, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Pete and Gareth. 2 for Peter.
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll. 4 for Dan Blum, Don, Bruce, Joshua, Marc, Pete,
Gareth, Calvin, Erland, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1949. 4 for Peter, Bruce, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Joshua.
 
 
> them were not, of course, actually in English.
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Hector. 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
Cyclops. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Gareth, and Calvin.
 
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
 
"The Epic of Gilgamesh". The last word was sufficient. 4 for Peter,
Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Gareth, and Dan Tilque.
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Don, Joshua, Marc, Gareth, Calvin,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
"Paradise Lost" (by John Milton). 4 for Dan Blum, Don, Joshua,
Gareth, and Dan Tilque.
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Virgil, Beatrice (Beatrix). 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Gareth (the
hard way), and Calvin. 2 for Peter.
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
"Aeneid", Aeneas. 4 for Dan Blum, Don, Joshua, Marc, Pete, Gareth,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> 8. This Renaissance English epic is a thinly veiled tribute to
> Elizabeth I, and won the author a princely pension-for-life
> from the appreciative monarch. Name the poem or the poet.
 
"The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser. 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
"El cantar de mio Cid". The last word was sufficient. 4 for
Dan Blum, Joshua, Pete, and Gareth.
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
"La Chanson de Roland" ("The Song of Roland"), and yes, his name's
Roland. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Gareth, Erland, and Dan Tilque.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 TOTALS
TOPICS-> Sci Geo His Lit
Joshua Kreitzer 20 40 38 40 138
Dan Tilque 32 40 35 20 127
Don Piven 32 40 28 12 112
Dan Blum 8 28 32 40 108
Bruce Bowler 36 28 34 0 98
Marc Dashevsky 16 36 24 16 92
Peter Smyth 20 40 18 10 88
"Calvin" 0 39 28 12 79
Pete Gayde 8 32 23 8 71
Erland Sommarskog 8 36 20 4 68
Gareth Owen -- -- 27 32 59
 
--
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msb@vex.net | White Sands Missile Range" -- U.S. Army
 
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 2 topics

bbowler <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Jan 20 02:22PM

On Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:24:56 -0800, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety
Dance"?
 
Men at Work
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in
> English?
 
Matinée
 
> 5 Which Cambridge college, originally established in 1869 as the
College
> for Women, was the first to admit female undergraduate students?
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an
INTJ
or
> an ESFP?
 
Meyers Briggs (INTP)
 
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in
> "Patton"?
 
George C Scott
 
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of
Mauritius,
> Romania, and Tasmania?
 
They're extinct
 
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the
> subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda?
 
Che
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of
> transport?
 
Balloon
 
Pete <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Jan 20 09:16PM

Calvin <334152@gmail.com> wrote in
 
> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety
> Dance"?
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
 
South Korea
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
 
Urinating
 
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance
> in English?
 
Matinee
 
> undergraduate students?
> 6 According to which psychiatric
> assessment tool might one be an INTJ or an ESFP?
 
Meyers Briggs
 
> 7 Who refused to
> accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Patton"?
 
George C. Scott
 
> 8 What
> trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of Mauritius,
> Romania, and Tasmania?
 
Featherless
 
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in
> human history, who was the subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban
> photographer Alberto Korda?
 
Che Guevara
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are
> associated with which early form of transport?
 
Hot air balloon
 
 
> cheers,
> calvin
 
Pete Gayde
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jan 21 01:12AM -0600

In article <c944c012-3c2b-477b-acf8-967eb25bf516@googlegroups.com>, 334152@gmail.com says...
 
> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety Dance"?
Men Without Hats
 
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
South Korea
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
washing
 
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in English?
matinee
 
> 5 Which Cambridge college, originally established in 1869 as the College for Women, was the first to admit female undergraduate students?
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an INTJ or an ESFP?
Myers Briggs
 
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Patton"?
George C. Scott
 
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda?
Che Guevara
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of transport?
balloon
 
 
--
Replace "usenet" with "marc" in the e-mail address.
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jan 21 02:21AM -0800

Calvin wrote:
> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety Dance"?
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
 
South Korea
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in English?
 
matinee
 
> 5 Which Cambridge college, originally established in 1869 as the College for Women, was the first to admit female undergraduate students?
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an INTJ or an ESFP?
 
Myers-Briggs
 
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Patton"?
 
George C Scott
 
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda?
 
Marilyn Monroe
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of transport?
 
hot air balloon
 
--
Dan Tilque
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Jan 20 12:18PM -0300


> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan

> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Oppenheimer
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK

> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
Plutonijm
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada

> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini
 

> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1948

 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
Don Quijote

> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Roland
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Jan 21 02:10AM -0800

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project
 
 
> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Grove ??
 
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK
 
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Fat Man
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
plutonium
 
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1949
 
> them were not, of course, actually in English.
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Ajax
 
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
octopus
 
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
 
Gilgamesh
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland
 
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
Paradise Lost
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Cicero
 
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
Aeneid
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Roland
 
 
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jan 19 11:23AM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
Manhattan Project
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
UK
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
Fat Boy
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
Enola Gay
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
New Mexico, Nevada
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
Johnston Atoll
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
1949
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
Gilgamesh
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
Ireland
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
Homer, virgil
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
Don Quixote
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem or the knight.
 
 
Peter Smyth
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jan 19 01:22PM


> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project
 
> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Leslie Groves
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
United Kingdom
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
Alamogordo
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Fat Man
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1948; 1950
 
> * Game 5, Round 6 - Literature - Epic, Dude!
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Hector
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
cyclops
 
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
 
Gilgamesh
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
Paradise Lost
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Virgil
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
The Aeneid
 
> 8. This Renaissance English epic is a thinly veiled tribute to
> Elizabeth I, and won the author a princely pension-for-life
> from the appreciative monarch. Name the poem or the poet.
 
Spenser
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
El Cid
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Roland
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
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"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Don Piven <don@piven.net>: Jan 19 07:36AM -0600

On 1/18/17 23:41, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project
 
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
United Kingdom
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
Alamogordo
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Little Boy
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
Plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1948
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
Paradise Lost
 
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
Aeneid
 
bbowler <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Jan 19 01:43PM

On Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:41:43 -0600, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the name
> of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
The Manhattan Project
 
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of the
> project. Name either.
 
England

> was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area* where
> it was located.
 
White Sands
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
Fat Man and Little Boy
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
Plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands to
> determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1949
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Jan 19 02:06PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:E_6dnfs1M5oKzB3FnZ2dnUU7-
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project

> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Groves
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK

> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
White Sands Missile Range
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Fat Man
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada

> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1948; 1949

> them were not, of course, actually in English.
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Hector
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
cyclops

> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
 
Gilgamesh
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland

> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
Paradise Lost
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Beatrice
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
Aeneid
 
> 8. This Renaissance English epic is a thinly veiled tribute to
> Elizabeth I, and won the author a princely pension-for-life
> from the appreciative monarch. Name the poem or the poet.
 
The Faerie Queene
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
El Cid

> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Roland
 
--
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gromit82@hotmail.com
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Jan 19 09:39AM -0600

In article <E_6dnfs1M5oKzB3FnZ2dnUU7-SHNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
Manhattan Project
 
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
UK
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
Alamagordo
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
Fat Man
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
Enola Gay
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
1948
 
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
cyclops
 
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
Gilgamesh
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
Ireland
 
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
Aeneid
 
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
Don Quixote
 
 
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Pete <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Jan 19 09:57PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:E_6dnfs1M5oKzB3FnZ2dnUU7-
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
The Manhattan Project
 
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
Los Alamos
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
Plutonium
 
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada; New Mexico
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Island
 
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1954; 1955
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Mexico; Brazil
 
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
Aeneid
 
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
El Cid
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Pete Gayde
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jan 19 10:24PM


> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project
 
> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Robert Oppenheimer
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
I've only ever heard it called "Trinity Test Site"
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Little Boy
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
Plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay (should've stayed at home yesterday)
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada? Tennessee?
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1948
 
> them were not, of course, actually in English.
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Paris?
 
> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
Cyclops
 
> composed circa 2100 BC, tells the story of the hero's friendship
> with the wild man Enkidu, and his quest for knowledge of
> eternal life. Name the epic.
 
Gilgamesh
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
Paradise Lost
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Virgil, Beatrice
 
> 7. Virgil's great epic begins with the words: "Arms and the man
> I sing, who first made way, predestined exile, from the Trojan
> shore to Italy..." Name the poem *or* its hero.
 
The Aenied (sp)
 
> 8. This Renaissance English epic is a thinly veiled tribute to
> Elizabeth I, and won the author a princely pension-for-life
> from the appreciative monarch. Name the poem or the poet.
 
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight?
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
El Cid?
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
Roland
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jan 19 03:08PM -0800

On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 3:41:49 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 1. Franklin Roosevelt authorized funding of $2,000,000,000 in
> December 1941 to build the first nuclear weapon. What was the
> name of the project to create an atomic bomb?
 
Manhattan Project
 
> 2. September 1942 saw the commencement of <answer 1>. Which
> military officer was given the job of heading up the project?
 
Oppenheimer
 
> 3. Although <answer 1> was led by the US, two other countries
> also contributed to the development the atomic bomb as part of
> the project. Name either.
 
UK, Canada
 
> name that was used for the specific *location* of the detonation,
> or else give the name used at that time for the *military area*
> where it was located.
 
Area 57?
 
> 5. Provide either of the names given to the two designs of nuclear
> devices that were used in the bomb-drops on Hiroshima and
> Nagasaki.
 
Fat Man
 
> previous question. Gur obzo pbqranzrq "Yvggyr Obl" hfrq
> henavhz sbe vgf qrgbangvba. Jung zngrevny jnf hfrq sbe gur
> "Sng Zna" qrivpr?
 
Plutonium
 
> 7. What name was given to the B-29 Superfortress airplane that
> dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
 
Enola Gay
 
> 8. In September 1957, the first underground nuclear weapon test
> was conducted in the US. Either name the specific location,
> or else just the state, where the test took place.
 
Nevada
 
> Crossroads took place in July 1946 in the Marshall Islands
> to determine the effect of nuclear explosions on warships.
> Name the specific location where those tests took place.
 
Bikini Atoll
 
> 10. In what year did the Soviet Union conduct its first successful
> atomic-weapon detonation test?
 
1946, 1947

 
> them were not, of course, actually in English.
 
> 1. Name the hero who was slain by Achilles, then dragged by his
> ankles around the walls of Troy, in Homer's "Iliad".
 
Won't come to mind...

> 2. In the 9th book of Homer's "Odyssey", the hero Odysseus has a
> close encounter with Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. What type
> of being is Polyphemus?
 
Cyclops
 
> of the cattle raids of Queen Maeve against the warrior Cuchulainn
> ["Coo-hull-in"}. Of which country is the "Tain" the national
> epic?
 
Ireland
 
> 5. Which epic poem introduced the word "Pandemonium" to the English
> language? In the poem, it designates the capital of all demons.
 
The Divine Comedy
 
> Inferno and Purgatory by the poet he most admired, then
> through Paradise by the woman he adored. Name either one of
> these guides.
 
Virgil
 
 
> 9. This national epic relates the triumphs of real-life mercenary
> warrior Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar and his exile from his home
> country of Castile.
 
Don Quixote?
 
> is perfidiously cut down in the Pyrenean pass of Roncesvaux
> ["Ron-se-voe"] -- or Roncesvalles ["RON-s'z-vails"], as we
> call it hereabouts. Name the poem *or* the knight.
 
 
cheers,
calvin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jan 19 02:24PM -0800

1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety Dance"?
2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in English?
5 Which Cambridge college, originally established in 1869 as the College for Women, was the first to admit female undergraduate students?
6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an INTJ or an ESFP?
7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Patton"?
8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda?
10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of transport?
 
cheers,
calvin
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jan 19 10:32PM


> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety
> Dance"?
 
Men Without Hats
 
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
 
Erm ... South Korea?
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
 
Cleaning oneself?
 
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in
> English?
 
Matinee
 
> 5 Which Cambridge college, originally established in 1869 as the
> College for Women, was the first to admit female undergraduate
> students?
 
Somerville??
 
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an INTJ
> or an ESFP?
 
Personality Test
 
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in
> "Patton"?
 
George Scott
 
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of
> Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
 
They're fictitious?
 
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the
> subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto
> Korda?
 
Che Guevara?
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of
> transport?
 
Ballooning
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Jan 19 10:35PM


> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety Dance"?
 
Men Without Hats
 
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
 
South Korea
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
 
washing
 
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in English?
 
matinee
 
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an INTJ or an ESFP?
 
Myers-Briggs
 
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Patton"?
 
George C. Scott
 
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
 
they are extinct
 
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda?
 
Che Guevara
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of transport?
 
hot-air balloon
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
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"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Jan 19 10:40PM

Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The Safety
> Dance"?
Men Without Hats
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
South Korea
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
Washing
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon performance in
> English?
Matinee
> 5 Which Cambridge college, originally established in 1869 as the
> College for Women, was the first to admit female undergraduate
> students?
Newnham
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be an INTJ
> or an ESFP?
Myers-Briggs
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role in
> "Patton"?
Scott
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of
> Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
They are extinct
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was the
> subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer Alberto
> Korda?
Che Guevara
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early form of
> transport?
Hot air balloon
 
Peter Smyth
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Jan 19 04:49PM -0600

"Calvin":
 
> 1 Which one hit wonder band released the 1983 single "The
> Safety Dance"?
> 2 The Daiso retail chain is headquartered in which Asian country?
 
South Korea?
 
> 3 What is ablutophobia a fear of?
 
Bathing?
 
> 4 Which word means morning in French, but an afternoon
> performance in English?
 
Matinee.
 
> undergraduate students?
> 6 According to which psychiatric assessment tool might one be
> an INTJ or an ESFP?
 
Meyers-Briggs.
 
> 7 Who refused to accept the 1970 Best Actor Oscar for his role
> in "Patton"?
 
Scott.
 
> 8 What trait is shared by the animals in the coats of arms of
> Mauritius, Romania, and Tasmania?
 
Extinction.
 
> 9 One of the most reproduced images in human history, who was
> the subject of an iconic 1960 portrait by Cuban photographer
> Alberto Korda?
 
Castro?
 
> 10 The Montgolfier brothers are associated with which early
> form of transport?
 
Hot-air balloon.
--
Mark Brader "Well, it's not in MY interest -- and I represent
Toronto the public, so it's not in the public interest!"
msb@vex.net -- Jim Hacker, "Yes, Minister" (Lynn & Jay)
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jan 19 02:23PM -0800

On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:27:05 AM UTC+10, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Which element makes up about 10% of the alloy bronze?
 
Tin
 
> 2 In 1964 which two African countries became Tanzania?
 
Tanganyika and Zanzibar
 
> 3 In 1861 who was elected President of the Confederated States of America?
 
Jefferson Davis
 
> 4 Which country was awarded the George Cross in 1942, with the symbol now incorporated in its flag?
 
Malta
 
> 5 Which British author wrote the 1941 novel "Evil Under the Sun"?
 
Agatha Christie
 
> 6 Which car manufacturer produced the Oldsmobile from 1908-2004?
 
GM
The truth is a little more complicated- see Mark's post for details.
 
> 7 Which veteran Canadian actor is the only person to have appeared in all 8 "American Pie" films (including spinoffs)?
 
Eugene Levy
 
> 8 Which British actor portrayed Thomas Cromwell in the BBC TV series "Wolf Hall" and the title role in Steven Spielberg's 2016 movie "The BFG"?
 
Mark Rylance
 
> 9 Avocadoes, wheat germ and many nuts are good sources of which vitamin?
 
E
 
> 10 Which benefit concert began as a one-off event organised by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young held in Illinois in 1985, but soon became an annual event and in 2015 celebrated its 30th anniversary?
 
Farm Aid
 
 
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 TOTAL TB Quiz 470
1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 8 33 Marc Dashevsky
1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 29 Dan Blum
0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 6 30 Dan Tilque
0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 26 Mark Brader
1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 27 Peter Smyth
0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 24 Pete Gayde
0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 18 Erland S
- - - - - - - - - - --- ----------
3 7 6 4 2 7 2 0 2 4 37 53%
 
Marc takes a tough one.
 
cheers,
calvin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Jan 19 02:16PM -0800

On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 4:20:39 PM UTC+10, Dan Tilque wrote:
> > On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:15:44 PM UTC+10, Erland Sommarskog wrote:
 
> >> looks like I got a point for #2, but beer is not a type of tea.
 
> Ditto for me.
 
Copy that.
 
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 TOTAL TB Quiz 469
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 42 Pete Gayde
1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 8 44 Gareth Owen
0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 37 Mark Brader
0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 6 36 Peter Smyth
0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 6 36 Dan Blum
0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 38 Marc Dashevsky
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 27 Dan Tilque
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 Erland S
- - - - - - - - - - --- ----------
2 5 6 6 4 2 2 8 7 6 48 60%
 
cheers,
calvin
ArenEss <areness1@yahoo.com>: Jan 19 05:53AM -0600

On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:59:29 -0800 (PST), swp
 
>correct answers are worth 1 point each.
 
>have fun!
 
> 1. edward vi was the last english king of what dynasty?
Tudor
> 2. who wrote the novel 'the ocean at the end of the lane' in 2013?
> 3. who played jor-el in the 1978 version of the movie 'superman'?
Brando
> 4. who was the last man to walk on the moon?
Cernan
> 5. who is scheduled to perform at the half-time show of superbowl 51?
Lady Gaga
> 6. what organization announced that it is shutting down in may after 146 years?
Ringling Brothers and Barnum&Baileys Circus
> 7. how old is actress betty white?
95
> 8. jumbo sized eggs have what minimum weight per dozen?
> 9. what was rob reiner's feature film directing debut?
>10. woody allen composed the score, co-wrote, directed & starred in what 1973 movie?
Sleeper
>11. how old is melanie hamrick, mick jagger's ballerina girlfriend?
29
>12. what are the only 2 pieces that can start a game of chess?
Pawn, Rook
>13. in what city was 'the drew carey show' set?
Cleveland
>14. who did president barack obama greet at the white house on monday january 16th?
Chicago CUbs
>15. put these three values in order from least to greatest: pi, the square root of ten, 22/7
PI, 22/7, SQRT 10
 
>good luck!
 
>swp
 
ArenEss
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Jan 19 10:13PM


> 1. edward vi was the last english king of what dynasty?
 
Tudor
 
> 2. who wrote the novel 'the ocean at the end of the lane' in 2013?
 
Neil Gaiman
 
> 3. who played jor-el in the 1978 version of the movie 'superman'?
 
Brando
 
> 4. who was the last man to walk on the moon?
 
Gene Ciernan (sp?) RIP
 
> 5. who is scheduled to perform at the half-time show of superbowl 51?
 
Lady Gaga
 
> 6. what organization announced that it is shutting down in may after
> 146 years?
 
The Democratic Party
 
> 7. how old is actress betty white?
 
96?
 
> 8. jumbo sized eggs have what minimum weight per dozen?
 
2lb
 
> 9. what was rob reiner's feature film directing debut?
 
This is Spinal Tap?
 
> 10. woody allen composed the score, co-wrote, directed & starred in
> what 1973 movie?
 
Sleeper?
 
> 11. how old is melanie hamrick, mick jagger's ballerina girlfriend?
 
34?
 
> 12. what are the only 2 pieces that can start a game of chess?
 
White Pawn, White Knight
 
> 13. in what city was 'the drew carey show' set?
 
Cleveland
 
> 14. who did president barack obama greet at the white house on monday
> january 16th?
 
The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs
 
> 15. put these three values in order from least to greatest: pi, the
> square root of ten, 22/7
 
pi, 22/7, Sqrt(10)
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