Saturday, April 21, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 11 updates in 4 topics

Joe <joe@oxtedonline.com>: Apr 21 07:25AM +0100

Thanks to Mark for running RQ289 and setting questions I had some
chance of answering. In case you're wondering about the John-Joe bit
it's a long story but basically I was christened John. Family and
friends down in the West Country know me as Joe. Since I moved back to
the London area I have been known as John.
 
So, to RQ290 which has a theme somewhat related to RQ289. Usual rules
and I'll mark this on Saturday 28 April.
 
1. Name this building.
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcqkf3v54jp0fd2/Q1.jpeg?dl=0
 
Hint: you will probably see a lot more of it next month.
 
2. Freiberger, Suffolk Punch and Lokai are breeds of which animal?
 
3. Of whom did Edward Gibbon write "The more scandalous charges were
suppressed; [Answer] was accused only of piracy, rape, sodomy, murder
and incest."?
 
4. Which singer was born Farrokh Bulsara in 1946.
 
5. Which well known author published several books under the pseudonym
Richard Bachman? One of these, Thinner (1984) sold 28,000 copies on the
first run. When Bachman's real name was revealed it sold ten times as
many.
 
6. Name the android portrayed by Lance Henriksen in the film Aliens.
 
7. Which French actor/singer was nominated for the Academy Award for
Best Actor in 1929 for The Love Parade and again in 1930 for The Big
Pond?
 
8. What card game is played with a deck of 57 cards comprising four
suits (red, yellow, green and black) of 14 cards each, numbered 1 to 14
plus a [Answer] card? It was designed for those cultures, e.g. Puritan
or Mennonite, who consider a regular deck of cards sinful.
 
9. Which administrative region of Italy has Milan as its capital?
 
10. What is the theme?
 
--
"To err, as they say, is human. To forgive is divine. To err by
withholding your forgiveness until it's too late is to become divinely
fucked up."
― Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 21 03:42AM -0500

John Masters:
> 1. Name this building.
 
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcqkf3v54jp0fd2/Q1.jpeg?dl=0
 
> Hint: you will probably see a lot more of it next month.
 
Balmoral Castle?
 
> 2. Freiberger, Suffolk Punch and Lokai are breeds of which animal?
 
Sheep?

> 3. Of whom did Edward Gibbon write "The more scandalous charges were
> suppressed; [Answer] was accused only of piracy, rape, sodomy, murder
> and incest."?
 
I have no idea, but I love the question. From the theme -- some
infamous bishop?

> 4. Which singer was born Farrokh Bulsara in 1946.
 
Freddy Mercury.

> Richard Bachman? One of these, Thinner (1984) sold 28,000 copies on the
> first run. When Bachman's real name was revealed it sold ten times as
> many.
 
Stephen King.

 
> 7. Which French actor/singer was nominated for the Academy Award for
> Best Actor in 1929 for The Love Parade and again in 1930 for The Big
> Pond?
 
Maurice Chevalier?

> suits (red, yellow, green and black) of 14 cards each, numbered 1 to 14
> plus a [Answer] card? It was designed for those cultures, e.g. Puritan
> or Mennonite, who consider a regular deck of cards sinful.
 
Rook? (Guessing from the theme -- I've heard of a game with that name.)

> 9. Which administrative region of Italy has Milan as its capital?
 
Lombardy, I think.

> 10. What is the theme?
 
Castle, Queen, King, knight... it must be chess, even though I can't
fit all the answers to it.
--
Mark Brader, Toronto | "Everyone generalizes from insufficient data.
msb@vex.net | I know I do."
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 21 03:49AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> Balmoral Castle?
 
Having looked up the answer, I'd just like to observe that the correct
answer actually was my first guess. But I ruled it out because I knew
the building isn't that symmetrical. Well, it *isn't* -- if you look
at it from the side, instead of from one end as in the contest photo!
 
Sigh.
--
Mark Brader | "Don't you want to... see my ID? ... I could be anybody."
Toronto | "No you couldn't, sir. This is Information Retrieval."
msb@vex.net | --Brazil
 
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 21 11:14AM +0200

> 4. Which singer was born Farrokh Bulsara in 1946.
 
Freddie Mercury
 
> 9. Which administrative region of Italy has Milan as its capital?
 
Lombardy
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 20 11:58PM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2018-02-26,
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 Bill Psychs 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 2017-09-25 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
* Game 6, Round 2 - Literature - Train Tales
 
This round is about books featuring, or set (at least in part)
on, trains. Some of these books have also been adapted as movies.
The dates shown are the date of first publication in book form.
Unless otherwise indicated, give the title of the book.
 
1. Published 1934. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the
train in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full
for the time of the year, but by morning there is one less
passenger: an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment.
Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule
Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides
to strike again.
 
2. Published 1950. This psychological thriller is about two men
whose lives become entangled after one of them proposes they
commit "murder for each other". One man has an unfaithful wife
and wants to be with his lover. The other man has a wealthy
father who refuses to give him money.
 
3. First book published 1982. This series of 8 books describes a
"gunslinger" and his quest, the nature of which is both physical
and metaphorical. The main character, Roland of Gilead, travels
through a series of caves which were once part of an underground
railroad system. The characters also ride on a monorail with
artificial intelligence. What is the name of the *series*?
 
4. Published 1906. This kids' story concerns a family who must
move from a comfortable life in London to a house near the
railway in Yorkshire after their father, falsely accused of
spying, is imprisoned. The children befriend an Old Gentleman
who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home. As the
story continues, the children help this man and he helps them.
 
5. Published 1985. A young boy, who is beginning to doubt the
existence of Santa Claus, is awakened in the night by the sound
of a train. To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting
for him.
 
6. Published 1975. This historical novel is the story of a massive
gold heist, which takes place on a moving train in England
in 1855.
 
7. Published 1957. In this novel, James Bond is the target of MGB
killer Grant. The Russians use a beautiful woman, Tatiana,
to lure Bond out of London. It works: he rushes to Istanbul
in order to help her defect to Britain. Bond wants to take her
to Britain by plane, but Tatiana insists on the Orient Express.
 
8. Published 1878. The tragic story of a married socialite and
her affair with an affluent royal. Through the lives and
excesses of her extended wealthy family, it explores the extreme
changes occurring in society as well as timeless themes such as
love, marriage, jealousy, and death. Train travel is arguably
the most prominent motif of the story.
 
9. Published 1924. This kids' story is about four children --
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden -- who create a home in
the forest in an abandoned train car. Their parents are dead,
and the children are on the run from a mean grandfather they've
never met.
 
10. Published 1908. This kids' novel focuses on four anthropo-
morphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England.
In one chapter, Toad escapes from prison disguised as
a washerwoman. Though free again, he is without money or
possessions. He manages to board a railway engine manned by
a sympathetic driver, which is then pursued by a special train
loaded with policemen, detectives, and prison warders.
 
 
* Game 6, Round 3 - Canadiana Geography - Ottawa
 
See if you can answer these questions about our nation's capital.
 
1. What park lies north and east of the Rideau Canal where the
canal enters the Ottawa River?
 
2. What the Governor General's official residence in Ottawa named?
 
3. What street does Parliament Hill front onto?
 
4. About 5 km away from the Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal opens
into a large lake, surrounded by Commissioners Park and a
namesake pavilion. What is the name of this lake?
 
5. What is the name of the French-gothic-styled hotel that's
located at 1 Rideau St.?
 
6. What is the name of Ottawa's main tourist market, where you
can buy Beavertails, maple syrup, and Obama cookies?
 
7. What is the street that starts at the National War Memorial
and heads roughly south, passing the British High Commission,
the National Arts Centre, Confederation Park -- and a hotel
named after the same person as the street? Hint: The hotel's
name begins with "Lord".
 
8. Name either street that the US embassy fronts onto.
 
9. In which neighborhood south of downtown are Lansdowne Park and
the TD Place football stadium located? Hint: it's a 5-letter
word.
 
10. What is the *current* name of the arena in Kanata where the
Ottawa Senators play?
 
 
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Toronto | -- research establishments in the Stone Age, by now we
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| would have invented steel." -- Arthur C. Clarke
 
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Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Apr 21 05:38AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:UrydndPTWL6NWEfHnZ2dnUU7-
> Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule
> Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides
> to strike again.
 
Murder on the Orient Express
 
> commit "murder for each other". One man has an unfaithful wife
> and wants to be with his lover. The other man has a wealthy
> father who refuses to give him money.
 
Double Indemnity
 
> existence of Santa Claus, is awakened in the night by the sound
> of a train. To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting
> for him.
 
Polar Express
 
> possessions. He manages to board a railway engine manned by
> a sympathetic driver, which is then pursued by a special train
> loaded with policemen, detectives, and prison warders.
 
Pete Gayde
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Apr 21 05:38AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:UrydndPTWL6NWEfHnZ2dnUU7-
> Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule
> Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides
> to strike again.
 
"Murder on the Orient Express"

> commit "murder for each other". One man has an unfaithful wife
> and wants to be with his lover. The other man has a wealthy
> father who refuses to give him money.
 
"Strangers on a Train"
 
> through a series of caves which were once part of an underground
> railroad system. The characters also ride on a monorail with
> artificial intelligence. What is the name of the *series*?
 
"The Dark Tower"

> spying, is imprisoned. The children befriend an Old Gentleman
> who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home. As the
> story continues, the children help this man and he helps them.
 
"The Railway Children"
 
> existence of Santa Claus, is awakened in the night by the sound
> of a train. To his astonishment, he finds the train is waiting
> for him.
 
"The Polar Express"
 
> 6. Published 1975. This historical novel is the story of a massive
> gold heist, which takes place on a moving train in England
> in 1855.
 
"The Great Train Robbery"; "The First Great Train Robbery"

> to lure Bond out of London. It works: he rushes to Istanbul
> in order to help her defect to Britain. Bond wants to take her
> to Britain by plane, but Tatiana insists on the Orient Express.
 
"From Russia with Love"
 
> changes occurring in society as well as timeless themes such as
> love, marriage, jealousy, and death. Train travel is arguably
> the most prominent motif of the story.
 
"Anna Karenina"

> the forest in an abandoned train car. Their parents are dead,
> and the children are on the run from a mean grandfather they've
> never met.
 
"The Railway Children"
 
> possessions. He manages to board a railway engine manned by
> a sympathetic driver, which is then pursued by a special train
> loaded with policemen, detectives, and prison warders.
 
"The Wind in the Willows"

> * Game 6, Round 3 - Canadiana Geography - Ottawa
 
> See if you can answer these questions about our nation's capital.
 
I saw, and I couldn't.
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Apr 21 07:55AM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule
> Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides
> to strike again.
Murder on the Orient Express
> spying, is imprisoned. The children befriend an Old Gentleman
> who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home. As the
> story continues, the children help this man and he helps them.
The Railway Children
> possessions. He manages to board a railway engine manned by
> a sympathetic driver, which is then pursued by a special train
> loaded with policemen, detectives, and prison warders.
 
 
Peter Smyth
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 21 11:11AM +0200

> Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule
> Poirot must identify the murderer -- in case he or she decides
> to strike again.
 
The Murder on the Orient Express
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 20 11:55PM -0500

Mark Brader:
> and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information
> see my 2017-09-25 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
Game 5 is over and JOSHUA KREITZER has whomped the field.
Hearty congratulations, sir!
 
 
> ** Game 5, Round 9 - Canadiana - Anchors
 
> Please see the 2-page handout of news and sports anchors at:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/5-9/anch.pdf
 
In the original game this was the second-easiest round, after the
audio round. Here, Calvin thinks not, but Joshua has made the round
count for everybody.
 
> 1. Which photo is Lisa Laflamme, CTV National News?
 
H.
 
> 2. Which photo is Roger Petersen, CITY-TV?
 
J. 2 for Joshua.
 
> 3. Which photo is Colin D'Mello, CTV Toronto?
 
A.
 
> 4. Which photo is Dawna Friesen, national anchor for Global?
 
D.
 
> 5. Which photo is Farah Nasser, Global Toronto?
 
N. 3 for Joshua.
 
> 6. Which photo is Michelle Dubé, CTV Toronto?
 
E. 3 for Joshua.
 
> name the person shown. There were also 4 decoys, which I have
> interspersed with the others; for these, give their name *and*
> network or channel if you like for fun, but for no points.
 
Nobody tried these.
 
> 7. B, CBC.
 
Ian Hanomansing.
 
> 8. C, TSN.
 
Bob McKenzie.
 
> 9. F (decoy).
 
Pooja Handa, CP24.
 
> 10. G (decoy).
 
Alan Carter, Global.
 
> 11. K (decoy).
 
Kyle Christie, CP24.
 
> 12. L, CBC.
 
Rosemary Barton.
 
> 13. M (decoy).
 
Pam Seatle, CITY-TV.
 
> 14. O, SportsNet.
 
Evanka Osmak.
 
 
> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
 
Nagano, Japan (36°38'N, 1998). 4 for Erland.
 
#2 is PyeongChang, 37°22'N, 2018, still in progress during the
original game; #3, Squaw Valley, 39°11'N, 1960; #4, Salt Lake City,
40°45'N, 2002.
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
Helsinki, Finland (60°10´N, 1952). 4 for Peter, Marc, Erland,
Dan, and Joshua.
 
#2 is Stockholm, 59°19´N, 1912; 3#, Moscow, 55°45´N, 1980;
#4, Berlin, 52°31'N, 1936. Oslo is at 59°55'N but has only
#had the Winter Olympics.
 
 
> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
 
1900 (Paris). 4 for Erland. 3 for Calvin and Joshua.
 
> B2. In what year, prior to the creation of the Paralympic Games,
> did wheelchair athletes first compete in the Olympics?
 
1948 (London). 4 for Peter.
 
 
> * C. Olympic Books
 
> C1. "The Dirtiest Race in History", by Richard Moore, was
> written about which *two* Olympians?
 
Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis. 4 for Peter and Calvin.
 
> C2. Name the *book* about two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric
> Liddell, one a Jew who runs to triumph over bigotry, the
> other a Scottish missionary who runs to glorify God.
 
"Chariots of Fire" (by W.J. Weatherby). 4 for Peter, Pete, Calvin,
and Joshua.
 
When the Psychs asked us this question, I assumed that the
better-known 1981 movie of the same title, which was written by
Colin Welland, must have been based on this book. But in fact it
was the other way around -- the book came out in 1982 or 1983 --
so this seems rather an odd question for a literature category.
Anyway, not my doing!
 
 
> has been nominated for a number of awards, including
> three oscars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,
> and Best Editing?
 
"I, Tonya". 4 for Peter, Pete, Calvin, and Joshua.
 
Allison Janney won for Best Supporting Actress.
 
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
 
"Cool Runnings". 4 for Peter, Marc, Pete, Calvin, Jason, and Joshua.
 
Curiously, this is not the only movie telling the true story of
an entry in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics by an unlikely team
or individual from a country where their sport was not generally
played, but qualifying with the assistance of a coach fictionalized
as a disgraced former Olympian and played by probably the best-known
actor in the cast.
 
The other one is "Eddie the Eagle" (2016), about British ski jumper
Eddie Edwards, with Hugh Jackman as the coach.
 
 
> presented as an extended side event to that year's world's
> fair with little use of the word "Olympic", it's not 100%
> clear which sports *were* Olympic sports in 1900.
 
Look: http://k60.kn3.net/taringa/D/F/3/2/5/4/metalmanias/692.jpg
"Exposition Universelle", right at the top; "Olympique", not even
mentioned.
 
> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
Cricket. 4 for Peter, Marc, Pete, Erland, Calvin, Dan, and Joshua.
 
> antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
> time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
> men and women compete and are ranked together.
 
Croquet. 4 for Peter, Marc, and Joshua. 2 for Calvin.
 
Although croquet was only played in the Olympics in 1900, a variant
called roque was played in 1904 in St. Louis -- and likewise never
again.
 
I took the liberty of adding the "It is played with" clause, as
I thought this question was pretty much impossible without some sort
of hint about the sport itself -- no one got it in the original game,
in its original form.
 
 
> Heather Moyse became the first Canadian women to win bobsled
> gold at the Games, and at Sochi in 2014, they became the
> first women to repeat as champions.
 
Kaillie Humphries.
 
> sisters to finish 1-2 at the Olympics. Their elder sister
> Maxime also competed with them in 2014, but isn't on the team
> this time around. What is the *surname* of these sisters?
 
Dufour-Lapointe. (Justine and Chloe.) 4 for Peter.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
TOPICS-> Geo His Ent Sci Spo Lit Can Cha SIX
Joshua Kreitzer 32 26 36 20 4 24 8 27 165
Peter Smyth 24 12 0 16 0 28 0 36 116
Pete Gayde 23 13 4 12 16 16 0 16 96
Dan Blum 25 28 20 20 -- -- -- -- 93
Dan Tilque 28 16 12 16 -- -- 0 8 80
Marc Dashevsky 20 20 -- -- 4 12 0 16 72
Erland Sommarskog 27 16 -- -- -- -- 0 16 59
"Calvin" -- -- -- -- 0 12 0 25 37
Jason Kreitzer -- -- 20 0 0 4 0 4 28
 
--
Mark Brader "I'm not good in groups. It's difficult to
Toronto work in a group when you're omnipotent."
msb@vex.net "Deja Q", ST:TNG, Richard Danus
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 20 11:52PM -0500

Mark Brader:
> This is Rotating Quiz #289.
 
> There is a hidden theme, which matters for some answers because they
> may be given in different forms but only one will fit the theme.
 
See below the last question.
 
 
No tiebreakers were needed: the winner is JOHN MASTERS with a score
of 11 out of 14. Hearty congratulations! And I hope to see RQ 290
from you soon.
 
 
> 1. What form of liquor is (or, if applicable, traditionally was)
> flavored with juniper berries?
 
Gin. 1 for John, Peter, Marc, Erland, and Calvin.
 
> 2. What song opens with the lyrics: "I think I'm gonna be sad,
> I think it's today, yeah"?
 
"Ticket to Ride". 1 for John, Marc, Erland, and Dan.
 
> 2 populated neighbors does not change; any other cell becomes
> unpopulated; this all happens simultaneously for all cells; repeat
> ad infinitum. What did he call this?
 
The Game of Life. 1 for John, Peter, Erland, and Dan.
 
> 4. What German princely house played an important role in the
> development of postal services in central Europe?
 
Thurn und Taxis.
 
> 5. In the insurance business, premiums are set based on an expert
> assessment of what one-word term?
 
Risk. 1 for John, Peter, and Marc.
 
> 6. The historic region of Mesopotamia was named after its position
> between which two rivers?
 
Tigris and Euphrates. 1 for Peter, Marc, Erland, Dan, and Calvin.
 
> 7. If you live in an old and inadequately weatherproofed house in
> England, you are likely to feel what around the windows, doors,
> and fireplaces?
 
Draughts. 1 for John, Peter, Erland, Dan, and Calvin.
 
> 8. What hilltop town in France was made a UNESCO World Heritage
> Site because of the preservation and restoration of its medieval
> defenses, particularly by the early conservator Viollet-le-Duc?
 
Carcassonne. 1 for John and Erland.
 
> 9. A simple electronic circuit named after Sir Charles Wheatstone was
> developed as an accurate way to measure resistance. It is called
> a Wheatstone *what*?
 
Bridge. 1 for John, Marc, and Dan.
 
> "Constitution Act, 1867") federated the colonies or "provinces"
> of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia to form a larger Canada,
> which it specified would be what type of entity?
 
Dominion. 1 for John, Peter, and Dan.
 
> 11. In the original Parker Brothers edition of "Monopoly", you collect
> $200 when passing what square?
 
Go. 1 for John, Peter, Marc, Dan, and Calvin.
 
> 12. What Caribbean island was victimised first by Hurricane Maria,
> and then by Donald Trump?
 
Puerto Rico. 1 for Marc, Erland, and Dan.
 
> Gratiano, Lodovico, Michael Cassio, and Roderigo? (The spelling
> of some of their names varies between editions; don't worry
> about that.)
 
Othello. 1 for John.
 
> 14. What is the generic name of the small arthropods that have one
> pair of legs for each of a large number of body segments?
 
Centipede. 1 for John, Peter, Marc, Dan, and Calvin.
 
 
The hidden theme -- and it's one that I thought before hearing of
the current movie "Game Night" -- was that all answers are also names
of games. Bridge and gin are card games (gin is short for gin rummy)
played with standard cards; Dominion is a deck-building card game;
Carcassonne is a tile-placing game; Centipede is an arcade video game;
draughts (here known as checkers) and go are classic board games; and
all of the other seven are commercial board games (Othello being
essentially the classic game reversi).
 
I particularly recommend Dominion and Carcassonne, by the way.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 TOTALS
 
John Masters 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 11
Dan Tilque 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 9
Peter Smyth 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 8
Marc Dashevsky 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 8
Erland Sommarskog 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
"Calvin" 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
Stephen Perry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
5 4 4 0 3 5 5 2 3 3 5 3 1 5
 
So it's over to John-Joe for RQ 290.
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Toronto you need a timetable planner!"
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 7 updates in 3 topics

Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Apr 19 10:33AM -0700

Calvin wrote:
> Well I am back.
 
Welcome back.
 
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what mid-western US state?
 
North Dakota
 
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner?
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
> 4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were killed during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
 
Boot Hill
 
> 5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
 
1
 
> 6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which confectionary?
 
donuts
 
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
 
Zambezi
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
 
64
 
> 9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which 1989 Disney movie?
 
The Little Mermaid
 
> 10 In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of which creature in order to seduce Leda?
 
swan
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Apr 20 08:37AM +0100


> Well I am back. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I can't say it's
> getting any easier just yet but at least a new normal is starting to
> emerge. Life goes on.
 
Welcome back Calvin.
 
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of
> the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what
> mid-western US state?
 
North Dakota
 
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt
> and journalist Stephen Dubner?
 
Freakonomics
 
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
 
France
 
> 4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were
> killed during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
 
Boot Hill
 
> 5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
 
3
 
> 6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which
> confectionary?
 
Donuts?
 
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
 
Zambese
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
 
32?
 
> 9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which
> 1989 Disney movie?
 
The Little Mermaid
 
> 10 In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of which creature in
> order to seduce Leda?
 
Swan
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Apr 19 11:14AM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
 
Salt Lake City
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
Helsinki
 
 
> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
 
1924
 
 
> * C. Olympic Books
 
> C1. "The Dirtiest Race in History", by Richard Moore, was
> written about which *two* Olympians?
 
Zola Budd and Mary Decker
 
> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
cricket
 
> antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
> time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
> men and women compete and are ranked together.
 
jai alai
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Apr 19 01:32PM -0700

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:18:33 AM UTC-5, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
Cool Runnings
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Apr 20 02:05AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:tf2dnZtHPvGufkvHnZ2dnUU7-
 
> Please see the 2-page handout of news and sports anchors at:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/5-9/anch.pdf
 
> 1. Which photo is Lisa Laflamme, CTV National News?
 
O; M
 
> 2. Which photo is Roger Petersen, CITY-TV?
 
K; J
 
> 3. Which photo is Colin D'Mello, CTV Toronto?
 
G; B
 
> 4. Which photo is Dawna Friesen, national anchor for Global?
 
L; H
 
> 5. Which photo is Farah Nasser, Global Toronto?
 
N; F
 
> 6. Which photo is Michelle Dubé, CTV Toronto?
 
E; D

> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
 
Sochi
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
Helsinki

> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
 
1900; 1904

 
> C2. Name the *book* about two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric
> Liddell, one a Jew who runs to triumph over bigotry, the
> other a Scottish missionary who runs to glorify God.
 
"Chariots of Fire"

> has been nominated for a number of awards, including
> three oscars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,
> and Best Editing?
 
"I, Tonya"
 
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
 
"Cool Runnings"

> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
cricket

> antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
> time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
> men and women compete and are ranked together.
 
croquet

--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 19 08:49PM +0200


>> 75 points.
 
> Dammit. I was tossing up whether to put Mandarin, Cantonese or Chinese,
> but alas there is no generic term for Indian languages.
 
Had any one asked me before I started to read up on Singapore as a
preparation for a few days of holiday there on my way to a country
about which you ran a quiz on last year, I would never guess Tamil.
Hindu does indeed seem like a more reasonable guess.
 
As for Chinese, I don't really see it as a generic term, at least
not in a context like this - it is the same as Mandarin. Cantonese,
on the other hand, is a different language. Nevermind that in written
form, you will have to good knowledge to tell mother tongue of the
speaker.
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 19 08:54PM +0200

> And it's great to see people still coming up with original and
> entertaining formats. Might one specify the number of correct answers I
> wonder?
 
Of course, I could have done that, and it would have saved me from
stating rules on penalties.
 
However, the way this idea evolved over the years (I don't get the
oppurtunity to run RQs that often, so I get plenty of time to
refine my ideas), is that it started with a regular plain question:
"How many states in Europe were republics at the outbreak of World
War I". Then by time, I thought it was more interest to ask which
they were and it went on. So I decided to keep the number secret.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 16 updates in 6 topics

Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 18 09:18AM +0200


> France
> Switzerland
> Turkey
 
50 points
 
> Hindu
> Chinese
> Malay
 
75 points.
 
 
 
> USA
> Australia
> France
 
50 points.

> Charlie Watts
> Brian Jones
> Bill Wyman
 
71 points.
 
 
>> 5. List all elements of which there exists stable isotopes with both odd
>> number of protons and odd number of neutrons.
 
> Hydrogen
 
20 points.
 
 
> The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
> A Fistful of Dollars
> For a Few Dollars More
 
100 points
 
 
> Ming
> Qing
> Yuan
 
60 points
 
>> 9. Name the sons of the biblical patriarch Jacob.
 
> Herod
> David
 
Alas, zero points.
 
That gives a total of 426 points, enough to put Calvin in third place.
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 18 06:19PM -0700

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:18:20 PM UTC+10, Erland Sommarskog wrote:
> > David
 
> Alas, zero points.
 
> That gives a total of 426 points, enough to put Calvin in third place.
 
I didn't realise it was a late entry since RQ289 did not have its own thread. I would not have submitted had I known. So thanks for marking it.
 
And it's great to see people still coming up with original and entertaining formats. Might one specify the number of correct answers I wonder?
 
cheers,
calvin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 18 06:21PM -0700

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:18:20 PM UTC+10, Erland Sommarskog wrote:
> > Chinese
> > Malay
 
> 75 points.
 
Dammit. I was tossing up whether to put Mandarin, Cantonese or Chinese, but alas there is no generic term for Indian languages.
 
cheers,
calvin
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 18 08:42PM -0500

"Calvin":
> I didn't realise it was a late entry since RQ289 did not have its own
> thread.
 
That's your newsreader's fault; I reposted it in a new thread right
after the original posting.
--
Mark Brader, Toronto | "I will take your word for it: this is very amusing."
msb@vex.net | --"Suddenly Human", ST:TNG, Phillips/Whelpley/Taylor
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Apr 18 03:08PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
Sochi
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
Helsinki
 
> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
1908
> B2. In what year, prior to the creation of the Paralympic Games,
> did wheelchair athletes first compete in the Olympics?
1948
 
> * C. Olympic Books
 
> C1. "The Dirtiest Race in History", by Richard Moore, was
> written about which two Olympians?
Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis
> C2. Name the book about two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric
> Liddell, one a Jew who runs to triumph over bigotry, the
> other a Scottish missionary who runs to glorify God.
Chariots of Fire
> has been nominated for a number of awards, including
> three oscars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,
> and Best Editing?
I Tonya
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
Cool Runnings
> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
Cricket
> antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
> time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
> men and women compete and are ranked together.
Croquet
> sisters to finish 1-2 at the Olympics. Their elder sister
> Maxime also competed with them in 2014, but isn't on the team
> this time around. What is the surname of these sisters?
Dufour-Lapointe?
 
Peter Smyth
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Apr 18 10:20AM -0500

In article <tf2dnZtHPvGufkvHnZ2dnUU7-anNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
Squaw Valley
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
Helsinki
 
 
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
Cool Runnings
 
> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
cricket
 
> antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
> time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
> men and women compete and are ranked together.
croquet
 
 
--
Replace "usenet" with "marc" in the e-mail address.
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Apr 18 06:44PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:tf2dnZtHPvGufkvHnZ2dnUU7-
 
> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
 
Salt Lake City; Cortina d'Ampezzo
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
Stockholm; Oslo
 
 
> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
 
1904; 1908
 
 
> B2. In what year, prior to the creation of the Paralympic Games,
> did wheelchair athletes first compete in the Olympics?
 
1998; 1994
 
 
> C2. Name the *book* about two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric
> Liddell, one a Jew who runs to triumph over bigotry, the
> other a Scottish missionary who runs to glorify God.
 
Chariots of Fire
 
> has been nominated for a number of awards, including
> three oscars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,
> and Best Editing?
 
I, Tonya
 
 
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
 
Cool Runnings
 
> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
Cricket
 
> sisters to finish 1-2 at the Olympics. Their elder sister
> Maxime also competed with them in 2014, but isn't on the team
> this time around. What is the *surname* of these sisters?
 
Pete Gayde
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 18 08:51PM +0200

> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
 
Nagano
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
Helsinki
 
> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
 
1900

> B2. In what year, prior to the creation of the Paralympic Games,
> did wheelchair athletes first compete in the Olympics?
 
1960

> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
Cricket
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 18 06:30PM -0700

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:18:33 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> ** Game 5, Round 9 - Canadiana - Anchors
 
I think not.
 
 
> ** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
> * A. Olympic Locations
 
> A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
 
Salt Lake City, Turin
 
> A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
Stockholm

> * B. Olympic Firsts
 
> B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
> Olympics?
 
1900, 1904
 
 
> B2. In what year, prior to the creation of the Paralympic Games,
> did wheelchair athletes first compete in the Olympics?
 
1924, 1928
 

> * C. Olympic Books
 
> C1. "The Dirtiest Race in History", by Richard Moore, was
> written about which *two* Olympians?
 
Johnson and Lewis
 
> C2. Name the *book* about two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric
> Liddell, one a Jew who runs to triumph over bigotry, the
> other a Scottish missionary who runs to glorify God.
 
Chariots of Fire
 
> has been nominated for a number of awards, including
> three oscars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,
> and Best Editing?
 
I, Tonya
 
> D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
> Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
> form a bobsled team?
 
Cool Runnings
 
 
> sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
> primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
> Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
Cricket
 
> antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
> time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
> men and women compete and are ranked together.
 
Roque, croquet
 
> sisters to finish 1-2 at the Olympics. Their elder sister
> Maxime also competed with them in 2014, but isn't on the team
> this time around. What is the *surname* of these sisters?
 
Johnson, Smith
 
cheers,
calvin
fred.boehm25@gmail.com: Apr 18 01:16PM -0700

On Tuesday, February 11, 1997 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, Rpashn01 wrote:
fred.boehm25@gmail.com: Apr 18 01:17PM -0700

On Tuesday, February 11, 1997 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, Rpashn01 wrote:
Joe <joe@oxtedonline.com>: Apr 18 08:21PM +0100

I subscribe to Prospect magazine which has a general knowledge
crossword every month. For anyone who likes trivia AND crosswords here
is a link to this month's crossword:
 
https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/xword.jpg?x70120
 
--
"To err, as they say, is human. To forgive is divine. To err by
withholding your forgiveness until it's too late is to become divinely
fucked up."
― Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Apr 18 08:10PM +0100


> Now that Tracy Morgan is back on TV with his new sitcom,
 
> The Last O.G.,
 
Original Gangster. First time I saw it was as the title of an Ice-T
album https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.G._Original_Gangster
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Apr 18 03:16PM

Calvin wrote:
 
> Well I am back. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I can't say it's getting any easier just yet but at least a new normal is starting to emerge. Life goes on.
 
Welcome back
 
> Thanks also to Mark for scoring CQ514.
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what mid-western US state?
North Dakota
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner?
Freakonomics
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
France
> 4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were killed during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
> 5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
Three
> 6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which confectionary?
Donuts
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
Nile
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
64
> 9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which 1989 Disney movie?
Little Mermaid
> 10 In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of which creature in order to seduce Leda?
 
Peter Smyth
Joe <joe@oxtedonline.com>: Apr 18 05:46PM +0100

On 2018-04-18 04:15:29 +0000, Calvin said:
 
> getting any easier just yet but at least a new normal is starting to
> emerge. Life goes on.
 
> Thanks also to Mark for scoring CQ514.
 
Welcome back Calvin. I went through this 25 years ago so I do know how
you feel. As you say, life goes on. I wish I could say it gets easier
but it becomes a part of your new life and you just deal with it but
never forget.
 
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of
> the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what
> mid-western US state?
 
North Dakota
 
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt
> and journalist Stephen Dubner?
 
Freakonomics
 
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
 
France
 
> 4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were
> killed during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
 
Boot Hill
 
> 5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
 
3
 
> 6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which
> confectionary?
 
Doughnuts
 
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
 
Zambezi
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
 
64
 
> 9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which
> 1989 Disney movie?
 
Shrek
 
> 10 In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of which creature in order
> to seduce Leda?
 
Bull
 
 
--
"To err, as they say, is human. To forgive is divine. To err by
withholding your forgiveness until it's too late is to become divinely
fucked up."
― Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Apr 18 05:38PM

Calvin <334152@gmail.com> wrote in
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title
> of the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what
> mid-western US state?
 
North Dakota
 
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller
> by economist Stephen Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner?
 
Freakonomics
 
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
 
France
 
> 4 Which
> cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were killed
> during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
 
Tombstone?
 
> 5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
 
3
 
> 6 Tim Hortons
> is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which confectionary?
 
Donuts
 
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
 
Zambezi
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
 
64
 
> 9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to
> which 1989 Disney movie?
 
Little Mermaid
 
> form of which creature in order to seduce Leda?
 
> cheers,
> calvin
 
Welcome back, Calvin.
 
Pete Gayde
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 17 updates in 6 topics

Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 17 09:28PM -0700

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:11:02 AM UTC+10, Erland Sommarskog wrote:

> 1. At the outbreak of World War I, which of the independent states in Europe
> were republics?
 
France
Switzerland
Turkey

> 2. Which are the official languages of Singapore?
 
English
Hindu
Chinese
Malay
 
> 3. Which countries have won Davis Cup in tennis on at least five occasions
> since 1923?
 
USA
Australia
France
 

> 4. Name all persons who have appeared on an original album with The Rolling
> Stones as a regular member of the group.
 
Mick Jagger
Keef Richards
Charlie Watts
Brian Jones
Bill Wyman
 
> 5. List all elements of which there exists stable isotopes with both odd
> number of protons and odd number of neutrons.
 
Hydrogen
 
> happened on Nov 9th that year.
 
> 7. Which where the films in the "Man with no Name" series directed by Sergio
> Leonoe and starring Clint Eastwood?
 
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
 
> 8. Since the reunification of China in the 6th century, which dynasties have
> ruled China for at least 50 years?
 
Ming
Qing
Yuan
 
> 9. Name the sons of the biblical patriarch Jacob.
 
Herod
David
 
Nice quiz thanks.
 
cheers,
calvin
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 18 01:36AM -0500

"Calvin":
> Nice quiz thanks.
 
Nice answer set! Erland can make it official if he wants, but I think
you would've squeezed into the narrow space between the top two finishers.
--
Mark Brader | "Analogies should never be attempted. They are
Toronto | as likely to go wrong as a bull in a haystack."
msb@vex.net | --Tony Cooper
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 18 09:18AM +0200


> France
> Switzerland
> Turkey
 
50 points
 
> Hindu
> Chinese
> Malay
 
75 points.
 
 
 
> USA
> Australia
> France
 
50 points.

> Charlie Watts
> Brian Jones
> Bill Wyman
 
71 points.
 
 
>> 5. List all elements of which there exists stable isotopes with both odd
>> number of protons and odd number of neutrons.
 
> Hydrogen
 
20 points.
 
 
> The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
> A Fistful of Dollars
> For a Few Dollars More
 
100 points
 
 
> Ming
> Qing
> Yuan
 
60 points
 
>> 9. Name the sons of the biblical patriarch Jacob.
 
> Herod
> David
 
Alas, zero points.
 
That gives a total of 426 points, enough to put Calvin in third place.
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 18 04:42AM -0500

Erland Sommarskog:
> That gives a total of 426 points, enough to put Calvin in third place.
 
Right, I was wrong before. Sorry.
--
Mark Brader | "It can be amusing, even if painful, to watch the
Toronto | ethnocentrism of those who are convinced their
msb@vex.net | local standards are universal." -- Tom Chapin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 17 09:15PM -0700

Well I am back. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I can't say it's getting any easier just yet but at least a new normal is starting to emerge. Life goes on.
 
Thanks also to Mark for scoring CQ514.
 
1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what mid-western US state?
2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner?
3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were killed during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which confectionary?
7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which 1989 Disney movie?
10 In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of which creature in order to seduce Leda?
 
cheers,
calvin
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Apr 18 12:33AM -0500

In article <2f256616-8b33-450c-9d19-ee2febafff28@googlegroups.com>, 334152@gmail.com says...
 
> Well I am back. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I can't say it's getting any easier just yet but at least a new normal is starting to emerge. Life goes on.
 
> Thanks also to Mark for scoring CQ514.
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what mid-western US state?
North Dakota
 
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner?
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
> 4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were killed during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
Boot Hill
 
> 5 What?s the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
3
 
> 6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which confectionary?
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
Zambezi
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
64
 
> 9 'Ariel?s Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which 1989 Disney movie?
The Little Mermaid
 
 
--
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 18 01:31AM -0500

"Calvin":
> Thanks also to Mark for scoring CQ514.
 
No worries, mate.

> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of the
> 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what mid-western US
> state?
 
North Dakota.
 
> 2 What is the title of the 2005 bestseller by economist Stephen Levitt
> and journalist Stephen Dubner?
 
"Inside Job"?
 
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
 
France?
 
> 4 Which cemetery in Tucson, Arizona houses the three men who were killed
> during the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?
 
Boot Hill?
 
> 5 What's the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
 
3.
 
> 6 Tim Hortons is a Canadian fast food franchise specialising in which
> confectionary?
 
Doughnuts. Though I don't think they form that large a fraction of their
business any more.
 
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
 
Zambezi.
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
 
64.
 
> 9 'Ariel's Beginning' is the sub-title of the 2008 prequel to which
> 1989 Disney movie?
 
"The Little Mermaid".
 
> 10 In Greek mythology, Zeus assumed the form of which creature in order
> to seduce Leda?
 
Swan.
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Apr 18 09:13AM +0200

> Well I am back. Thanks for all the kind wishes. I can't say it's
> getting any easier just yet but at least a new normal is starting to
> emerge. Life goes on.
 
Welcome back! From my own very egoistic standpoint I can only say that
I appreciate that you take the time to think of us and are coming back!
I understand that it takes a very long time to get over such a sad
experience.
 
> 1 Although most of the action takes place in Minnesota, the title of
> the 1996 Coen brothers film 'Fargo' refers to a city in what mid-western
> US state?
 
Montana
 
> 3 Just Fontaine represented which country in football (soccer)?
 
France. (Scored 13 goals or so in the World Cup 1958.)
 
> 5 What?s the minimum number of notes needed to produce a chord?
 
Three
 
> 7 On which river do the Victoria Falls lie?
 
Zambesi
 
> 8 What is the highest number on a backgammon doubling cube?
 
64
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 18 01:18AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2018-02-12,
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 Bill Psychs 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 2017-09-25 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
** Game 5, Round 9 - Canadiana - Anchors
 
Please see the 2-page handout of news and sports anchors at:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/5-9/anch.pdf
 
1. Which photo is Lisa Laflamme, CTV National News?
2. Which photo is Roger Petersen, CITY-TV?
3. Which photo is Colin D'Mello, CTV Toronto?
4. Which photo is Dawna Friesen, national anchor for Global?
5. Which photo is Farah Nasser, Global Toronto?
6. Which photo is Michelle Dubé, CTV Toronto?
 
I have rearranged the remaining questions in order according
to the photos. Please decode the rot13 to see which ones they
are, and their associated networks or channels, and in each case
name the person shown. There were also 4 decoys, which I have
interspersed with the others; for these, give their name *and*
network or channel if you like for fun, but for no points.
 
7. O, POP.
8. P, GFA.
9. S (qrpbl).
10. T (qrpbl).
11. X (qrpbl).
12. Y, POP.
13. Z (qrpbl).
14. B, FcbegfArg.
 
 
** Game 5, Round 10 - Olympic Challenge Round
 
* A. Olympic Locations
 
A1. Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics held?
A2. Where were the northernmost Summer Olympics held?
 
 
* B. Olympic Firsts
 
B1. In what year were women first allowed to compete in the
Olympics?
 
B2. In what year, prior to the creation of the Paralympic Games,
did wheelchair athletes first compete in the Olympics?
 
 
* C. Olympic Books
 
C1. "The Dirtiest Race in History", by Richard Moore, was
written about which *two* Olympians?
 
C2. Name the *book* about two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric
Liddell, one a Jew who runs to triumph over bigotry, the
other a Scottish missionary who runs to glorify God.
 
 
* D. Olympic Movies
 
D1. What 2017 film, starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney,
has been nominated for a number of awards, including
three oscars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress,
and Best Editing?
 
D2. What 1993 movie, co-starring John Candy, was about four
Jamaicans -- three runners and a push-cart racer -- who
form a bobsled team?
 
 
* E. One-Time Olympic Sports
 
The only time that these were Olympic sports was the 1900
games in Paris. (In fact, given the way that the games were
presented as an extended side event to that year's world's
fair with little use of the word "Olympic", it's not 100%
clear which sports *were* Olympic sports in 1900. But these
haven't been Olympic sports in any *other* years, at least.)
 
In each case, name the sport.
 
E1. In the 1900 Olympics, just two teams participated in this
sport: Great Britain and France. Today the sport is followed
primarily in Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the
Indian subcontinent, southern Africa, and the West Indies.
 
E2. The origins of this sport in Western Europe date back to
at least the late Middle Ages, with roots in classical
antiquity. It is played with hard balls that most of the
time are not touched by the hand; and unlike in most sports,
men and women compete and are ranked together.
 
 
* F. Canadian Olympians of 2018
 
F1. What bobsled pilot from Calgary is looking to win gold for
her third straight Olympics? In Vancouver, she and brakeman
Heather Moyse became the first Canadian women to win bobsled
gold at the Games, and at Sochi in 2014, they became the
first women to repeat as champions.
 
F2. In Sochi, two Montreal natives became the third set of
sisters to finish 1-2 at the Olympics. Their elder sister
Maxime also competed with them in 2014, but isn't on the team
this time around. What is the *surname* of these sisters?
 
--
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Toronto about science and evolution, either.
msb@vex.net --Steve Summit
 
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Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Apr 17 07:14PM -0700

On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:46:03 AM UTC-5, Mark Brader wrote:
> feed his family.
 
> 3. At the start of the novel, a malnourished 11-year-old boy lives
> in poverty in a tiny house with his parents and 4 grandparents.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Apr 18 02:18AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:ao-dnU8HVdGonk7HnZ2dnUU7-
 
> 6. Drafted in 1984 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, this center went
> on to become one of the best players of all time -- in spite
> of a number of health problems, including Hodgkin's lymphoma.
 
Mario Lemieux
 
> 10. Drafted in 1973 by the New York Islanders, this defenseman was
> a key part of four Stanley Cup wins with the Islanders. He also
> was the first defenseman to score 1,000 points over his career.
 
Esposito

 
> 1. A young orphan boy is forced to live with his two cruel
> aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Later, he joins a ragtag group of
> human-sized, talking invertebrates.
 
"James and the Giant Peach"

> 2. The main character lives underground beside a tree with his wife
> and four children. He steals food from nearby farms in order to
> feed his family.
 
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
 
> 3. At the start of the novel, a malnourished 11-year-old boy lives
> in poverty in a tiny house with his parents and 4 grandparents.
 
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
 
> 4. A young English boy and his father, William, live in a Gypsy
> caravan and fix cars for a living. They also poach pheasants.
 
"Danny the Champion of the World"

> 6. The book starts with a young girl named Sophie lying in bed in
> an orphanage. Unable to sleep, she catches a glimpse of a very
> tall man walking in the street.
 
"The BFG"

> 7. While an 8-year-old boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kranky, are out
> running errands, his grandmother bosses him around and bullies
> him. Later in the story, she grows to a tremendous size.
 
"The BFG"
 
> 8. Billy is a young boy who has always dreamed of owning a
> sweet shop. He befriends the inhuman workers of the Ladderless
> Window-Cleaning Company.
 
"The BFG"

> 9. A 7-year-old British boy goes to live with his Norwegian
> grandmother after his parents are killed in a car accident.
> Later in the novel, he is transformed into a mouse.
 
"The BFG"
 
> 10. A 5½-year-old girl lives a small Buckinghamshire village where
> she is often ill-treated or neglected by her parents. She is
> also a voracious reader.
 
"Matilda"
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 17 09:18PM -0700

On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5:46:03 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> feed his family.
 
> 3. At the start of the novel, a malnourished 11-year-old boy lives
> in poverty in a tiny house with his parents and 4 grandparents.
 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
 
 
> 7. While an 8-year-old boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kranky, are out
> running errands, his grandmother bosses him around and bullies
> him. Later in the story, she grows to a tremendous size.
 
George's Marvellous Medicine
 
> 8. Billy is a young boy who has always dreamed of owning a
> sweet shop. He befriends the inhuman workers of the Ladderless
> Window-Cleaning Company.
 
The Great Glass Elevator
 
 
> 10. A 5½-year-old girl lives a small Buckinghamshire village where
> she is often ill-treated or neglected by her parents. She is
> also a voracious reader.
 
Matilda
 
cheers,
calvin
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 18 01:13AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> name the player.
 
> 1. Drafted in 2016 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he is also the first
> player in modern NHL history to score 4 goals in his NHL debut.
 
Auston Matthews. 4 for Pete.
 
> a wicked shot. Over the course of his career, he has won
> a record 6 Rocket Richard Trophies as the league's leading
> goal-scorer.
 
Alexander Ovechkin. 4 for Pete.
 
> 3. Drafted in 2013 by the Colorado Avalanche, this center also
> won gold with Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.
 
Nathan MacKinnon.
 
> 4. Drafted in 2014 by the Florida Panthers, this defenseman finished
> his rookie season with 12 goals and 27 assists.
 
Aaron Ekblad.
 
> 5. Drafted in 2007 by the Chicago Blackhawks, this right-winger
> went on to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, the Art Ross Trophy,
> and the Hart Memorial Trophy.
 
Patrick Kane.
 
> 6. Drafted in 1984 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, this center went
> on to become one of the best players of all time -- in spite
> of a number of health problems, including Hodgkin's lymphoma.
 
Mario Lemieux. 4 for Pete, Marc, and Joshua.
 
> Despite this, he eventually returned to the NHL and won the
> Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and
> dedication to ice hockey.
 
Bryan Berard.
 
> 8. Drafted in 1981 by the Winnipeg Jets, this center is now the
> head coach of the Barrie Colts in the OHL.
 
Dale Hawerchuk.
 
> 9. Drafted in 1978 by the Minnesota North Stars, this center later
> played for Montreal, and served as general manager of the
> Phoenix Coyotes from 1996 to 2000.
 
Bobby Smith.
 
> 10. Drafted in 1973 by the New York Islanders, this defenseman was
> a key part of four Stanley Cup wins with the Islanders. He also
> was the first defenseman to score 1,000 points over his career.
 
Denis Potvin. 4 for Pete.
 
 
> * Game 5, Round 8 - Literature - Roald Dahl's Childrens Stories
 
Sorry about the missing apostrophe.
 
> Name each of these novels or short stories.
 
This was the hardest round in the original game.
 
> 1. A young orphan boy is forced to live with his two cruel
> aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Later, he joins a ragtag group of
> human-sized, talking invertebrates.
 
"James and the Giant Peach". 4 for Pete, Marc, and Joshua.
 
> 2. The main character lives underground beside a tree with his wife
> and four children. He steals food from nearby farms in order to
> feed his family.
 
"Fantastic Mr. Fox". 4 for Pete, Peter, and Joshua.
 
> 3. At the start of the novel, a malnourished 11-year-old boy lives
> in poverty in a tiny house with his parents and 4 grandparents.
 
"Charlie and the Chocolate factory". 4 for everyone -- Pete, Marc,
Peter, Jason, Joshua, and Calvin.
 
> 4. A young English boy and his father, William, live in a Gypsy
> caravan and fix cars for a living. They also poach pheasants.
 
"Danny, the Champion of the World". 4 for Peter and Joshua.
 
> 5. A hideous, vindictive, and spiteful couple live together in
> a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty
> practical jokes on each other.
 
"The Twits". 4 for Peter.
 
> 6. The book starts with a young girl named Sophie lying in bed in
> an orphanage. Unable to sleep, she catches a glimpse of a very
> tall man walking in the street.
 
"The BFG". ("The Big Friendly Giant" was acceptable.) 4 for Peter
and Joshua.
 
> 7. While an 8-year-old boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kranky, are out
> running errands, his grandmother bosses him around and bullies
> him. Later in the story, she grows to a tremendous size.
 
"George's Marvellous Medicine". 4 for Calvin.
 
> 8. Billy is a young boy who has always dreamed of owning a
> sweet shop. He befriends the inhuman workers of the Ladderless
> Window-Cleaning Company.
 
"The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me".
 
> 9. A 7-year-old British boy goes to live with his Norwegian
> grandmother after his parents are killed in a car accident.
> Later in the novel, he is transformed into a mouse.
 
"The Witches". 4 for Peter.
 
> 10. A 5½-year-old girl lives a small Buckinghamshire village where
> she is often ill-treated or neglected by her parents. She is
> also a voracious reader.
 
"Matilda". 4 for Pete, Marc, Peter, Joshua, and Calvin.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
TOPICS-> Geo His Ent Sci Spo Lit FOUR
Joshua Kreitzer 32 26 36 20 4 24 118
Dan Blum 25 28 20 20 -- -- 93
Peter Smyth 24 12 0 16 0 28 80
Dan Tilque 28 16 12 16 -- -- 72
Pete Gayde 23 13 4 12 16 16 68
Marc Dashevsky 20 20 -- -- 4 12 56
Erland Sommarskog 27 16 -- -- -- -- 43
Jason Kreitzer -- -- 20 0 0 4 24
"Calvin" -- -- -- -- 0 12 12
 
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My text in this article is in the public domain.
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Apr 17 12:11PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> flavored with juniper berries?
 
> 2. What song opens with the lyrics: "I think I'm gonna be sad,
> I think it's today, yeah"?
 
Ticket to Ride
 
> one with exactly 2 populated neighbors does not change; any
> other cell becomes unpopulated; this all happens simultaneously
> for all cells; repeat ad infinitum. What did he call this?
 
Game of Life
 
> assessment of what one-word term?
 
> 6. The historic region of Mesopotamia was named after its position
> between which two rivers?
 
Tigris and Euphrates
 
 
> 7. If you live in an old and inadequately weatherproofed house in
> England, you are likely to feel what around the windows, doors,
> and fireplaces?
 
draught
 
(draft in the US)
 
 
> 8. What hilltop town in France was made a UNESCO World Heritage
> Site because of the preservation and restoration of its medieval
> defenses, particularly by the early conservator Viollet-le-Duc?
 
Arles ??
 
 
> 9. A simple electronic circuit named after Sir Charles Wheatstone
> was developed as an accurate way to measure resistance. It is
> called a Wheatstone *what*?
 
bridge
 
> "Constitution Act, 1867") federated the colonies or "provinces"
> of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia to form a larger
> Canada, which it specified would be what type of entity?
 
dominion
 
 
> 11. In the original Parker Brothers edition of "Monopoly", you
> collect $200 when passing what square?
 
Go
 
 
> 12. What Caribbean island was victimised first by Hurricane Maria,
> and then by Donald Trump?
 
Puerto Rico
 
> Gratiano, Lodovico, Michael Cassio, and Roderigo? (The spelling
> of some of their names varies between editions; don't worry
> about that.)
 
Romeo and Juliette
 
 
> 14. What is the generic name of the small arthropods that have
> one pair of legs for each of a large number of body segments?
 
centipede
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Apr 17 09:37PM -0700

On Monday, April 16, 2018 at 8:33:33 AM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
> This is Rotating Quiz #289.
 
> 1. What form of liquor is (or, if applicable, traditionally was)
> flavored with juniper berries?
 
Gin
 
> development of postal services in central Europe?
 
> 5. In the insurance business, premiums are set based on an expert
> assessment of what one-word term?
 
Actuary
 
> 6. The historic region of Mesopotamia was named after its position
> between which two rivers?
 
Tigris and Euphrates
 
> 7. If you live in an old and inadequately weatherproofed house in
> England, you are likely to feel what around the windows, doors,
> and fireplaces?
 
Draft
 
> "Constitution Act, 1867") federated the colonies or "provinces"
> of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia to form a larger
> Canada, which it specified would be what type of entity?
 
Commonwealth
 
> 11. In the original Parker Brothers edition of "Monopoly", you
> collect $200 when passing what square?
 
Go
 
> 12. What Caribbean island was victimised first by Hurricane Maria,
> and then by Donald Trump?
 
Hispaniola
 
> about that.)
 
> 14. What is the generic name of the small arthropods that have
> one pair of legs for each of a large number of body segments?
 
Centipede
 
cheers,
calvin
R. Ess <Chifan@yahoo.com>: Apr 17 05:30PM -0500

Now that Tracy Morgan is back on TV with his new sitcom,
 
The Last O.G.,
 
Can someone please tell me what the O.G. stands for?
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Apr 17 05:47PM -0500

R. Ess:
> Now that Tracy Morgan is back on TV with his new sitcom,
 
> The Last O.G.,
 
> Can someone please tell me what the O.G. stands for?
 
This review
 
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/last-og-review-1.17755302
 
says it's "original gangster".
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Toronto explanations and banter that took
msb@vex.net all the time." --Steve Summit
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