Saturday, March 25, 2017

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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 24 11:54PM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-11-28,
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 10, Round 7 - Science - It's Your Body
 
1. What mineral is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones?
 
2. During childbirth, which hormone is released to produce uterine
contractions?
 
3. Red blood cells are produced where in the body?
 
4. In the "fight or flight" response, the hormone epinephrine is
released by which gland(s)?
 
5. Which organ in the immune system recycles iron, removes old red
blood cells, and holds a reserve of blood that can be used in
case of hemorrhagic shock?
 
6. The Rh factor of blood was discovered by immunizing rabbits
with red blood cells from which other animal?
 
7. The liver produces which alkaline compound that aids in digestion
via the emulsification of lipids?
 
8. The testes are the main component in the male reproductive
system. In which *other* body system do they play an important
part?
 
9. Gigantism is a rare condition which occurs when too much growth
hormone is produced by which gland(s)?
 
10. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. What is the
largest *internal* organ, by mass?
 
After completing the round, please decode the rot13: Vs nal bs
lbhe nafjref jrer "obar" be "zbaxrl", tb onpx naq znxr gurz zber
fcrpvsvp.
 
 
* Game 10, Round 8 - Canadiana - Every Dog has his Day
 
Sure, every Canadian knows that September 3 is Merchant Navy
Veterans' Day, or that the third week of June is National Public
Service Week. But what about those other national days and
observances on the federal government's calendar? Lest we forget,
these 10 questions deal with legislated days of observation or
commemoration.
 
1. In 2014, January 21 was designated a day to honor this Canadian,
who according to the act was "the first Black Canadian to be
elected as Member of Parliament..., to be appointed as Cabinet
minister and to be appointed Lieutenant Governor". Who?
 
2. What event in 1965 is commemorated every February 15?
 
3. Only two former Prime Ministers are officially commemorated.
Sir John A. Macdonald Day is set as January 11 -- the day of
his birth in 1815. The other PM is also commemorated on the
anniversary of his birth: November 20, 1841. Who's that?
 
4. From the preamble of the act: "April 9, 1917, was the first
time that Canadians from coast to coast fought in a battle
together against a common enemy." Now every year on that day,
the flag on the Peace Tower is flown at half-mast. What day
is April 9?
 
5. In 1996, the federal Government declared February as Black
History Month. There are two other months designated to
celebrate the achievements of an ethnic group. One is May,
the other is June. Name either group.
 
6. By what other name is the Fête Nationale known?
 
7. July 28 is proclaimed the Day of Commemoration of the Great
Upheaval. This day remembers events from over 250 years ago.
What was the Great Upheaval?
 
8. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against
Women falls on the anniversary of a tragic day in our recent
history. On what date does this day occur?
 
9. December 11 remembers the day in 1931 when an act of the British
Parliament affirmed Canadian autonomy and recognized the
practical independence of the dominions. What was the name of
that act?
 
10. The date of Yom ha-Shoah is determined by a lunar calendar.
It's a remembrance day for what event?
 
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Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Mar 25 05:49AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:Ns6dnelnz_mLZUjFnZ2dnUU7-
 
> * Game 10, Round 7 - Science - It's Your Body
 
> 1. What mineral is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones?
 
iron
 
> 2. During childbirth, which hormone is released to produce uterine
> contractions?
 
oxytocin (?)
 
> 3. Red blood cells are produced where in the body?
 
bone marrow
 
> 4. In the "fight or flight" response, the hormone epinephrine is
> released by which gland(s)?
 
adrenal

> 5. Which organ in the immune system recycles iron, removes old red
> blood cells, and holds a reserve of blood that can be used in
> case of hemorrhagic shock?
 
spleen
 
> 6. The Rh factor of blood was discovered by immunizing rabbits
> with red blood cells from which other animal?
 
rhesus monkey

> 9. Gigantism is a rare condition which occurs when too much growth
> hormone is produced by which gland(s)?
 
pituitary

> 10. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. What is the
> largest *internal* organ, by mass?
 
liver
 
> fcrpvsvp.
 
> * Game 10, Round 8 - Canadiana - Every Dog has his Day
 
> 2. What event in 1965 is commemorated every February 15?
 
adoption of the Canadian flag
 
> together against a common enemy." Now every year on that day,
> the flag on the Peace Tower is flown at half-mast. What day
> is April 9?
 
Battle of Vimy Day

> History Month. There are two other months designated to
> celebrate the achievements of an ethnic group. One is May,
> the other is June. Name either group.
 
First Nations
 
> 6. By what other name is the Fête Nationale known?
 
Canada Day

> Parliament affirmed Canadian autonomy and recognized the
> practical independence of the dominions. What was the name of
> that act?
 
Statute of Westminster

> 10. The date of Yom ha-Shoah is determined by a lunar calendar.
> It's a remembrance day for what event?
 
the Holocaust
 
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Mar 25 02:46AM -0500

In article <Ns6dnelnz_mLZUjFnZ2dnUU7-KnNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> * Game 10, Round 7 - Science - It's Your Body
 
> 1. What mineral is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones?
iodine
 
> 2. During childbirth, which hormone is released to produce uterine
> contractions?
progesterone
 
> 3. Red blood cells are produced where in the body?
bone marrow
 
> 4. In the "fight or flight" response, the hormone epinephrine is
> released by which gland(s)?
adrenal
 
> 5. Which organ in the immune system recycles iron, removes old red
> blood cells, and holds a reserve of blood that can be used in
> case of hemorrhagic shock?
spleen
 
> 6. The Rh factor of blood was discovered by immunizing rabbits
> with red blood cells from which other animal?
rhesus monkey
 
> 7. The liver produces which alkaline compound that aids in digestion
> via the emulsification of lipids?
bile
 
> part?
 
> 9. Gigantism is a rare condition which occurs when too much growth
> hormone is produced by which gland(s)?
pituitary
 
> 10. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. What is the
> largest *internal* organ, by mass?
liver
 
> celebrate the achievements of an ethnic group. One is May,
> the other is June. Name either group.
 
> 6. By what other name is the Fête Nationale known?
Bastille Day?
 
> 7. July 28 is proclaimed the Day of Commemoration of the Great
> Upheaval. This day remembers events from over 250 years ago.
> What was the Great Upheaval?
expulsion of the Acadians
 
> that act?
 
> 10. The date of Yom ha-Shoah is determined by a lunar calendar.
> It's a remembrance day for what event?
the Holocaust
 
 
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Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Mar 25 12:27AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:VZKdnTbKc5Nlt0_FnZ2dnUU7-
 
> That is, 20th-century China.
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Ming; Qing
 
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Sun Yat Sen
 
 
> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1948; 1949
 
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
Little Red Book
 
 
> 5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
> dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
> policies. Name him.
 
Chou En Lai
 
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
 
Mao's wife
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
 
Chomsky
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
 
Ten Little Indians
 
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
DeMille
 
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
Exodus
 
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
Polansky
 
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
 
Dr Who
 
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Fellini
 
> best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
> later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
> period of history known by *what name*?
 
Pete Gayde
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 24 11:53PM -0500

Mark Brader:
 
> That is, 20th-century China.
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Qing ["Ching"] or Manchu. 4 for Dan Blum, Erland, Joshua,
and Dan Tilque. 2 for Calvin and Pete.
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Sun Yat-Sen. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Erland, Joshua, Dan Tilque,
and Pete.
 
> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1949. 4 for Dan Blum, Erland, Joshua, Dan Tilque, and Jason.
3 for Calvin. 2 for Pete.
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
The little red book. I decided that "little red" was sufficient.
4 for everyone -- Peter, Dan Blum, Bruce, Marc, Erland, Joshua,
Calvin, Dan Tilque, Jason, and Pete.
 
> 5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
> dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
> policies. Name him.
 
Chou En-Lai. 4 for Calvin, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
 
Mao's wife (anything to that effect was acceptable), Jiang Qing.
4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Joshua, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
> pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
> success. Name him.
 
Deng Xiao-Ping. 4 for Dan Blum, Erland, Joshua, Calvin,
and Dan Tilque.
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
 
Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Bruce (the
hard way), Marc, Joshua, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
 
> Mao launched a disastrous campaign to transform China from an
> agricultural society to an industrial and military powerhouse.
> How was this campaign known?
 
Great Leap Forward. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Joshua, Calvin,
and Dan Tilque. 3 for Erland.
 
> 10. At the beginning of the Cultural Revolution of 1966-68, fanatical
> paramilitary student groups terrorized China with Mao's approval.
> By what name were these groups known?
 
Red Guards.
 
I did not accept "Red Brigades", which was the English name of an
Italian terrorist-type group.
 
 
> trivia, here are 10 book and film questions that are all about 10.
 
> Warning: this round may contain offensive language. Player
> discretion is advised.
 
This was the easiest round in the original game, and the 4th-easiest
of the entire season.
 
> 1. American journalist John Reed's first-hand account of the
> Russian revolution provided the basis for the film Reds.
> Name it.
 
"Ten Days that Shook the World". 4 for Joshua and Dan Tilque.
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
 
"And Then There Were None", "Ten Little Indians". 4 for Peter,
Dan Blum, Bruce, Marc, Joshua, Calvin, Dan Tilque, Jason, and Pete.
 
Whoever wrote this question for the original name was under the
impression that "Ten Little Indians" was the UK title while "And
Then There Were None" was the US title. I figured that the above
was the best way to correct it.
 
"Ten Little Indians" *was* the title of the original American song
(by Septimus Winner, who also wrote "Where Oh Where Has My Little
Dog Gone?") -- although the word actually used within the rhyme was
"Injuns". It was rewritten, with many changes, for the British music
halls by Frank Green as "Ten Little Niggers" and Christie based her
novel on that version.
 
Since the story depended on the details of Green's version, the US
publishers did not revert to Winner's version of the rhyme, but
simply changed the word "nigger" and any variations to "Indian"
not only in Green's rhyme but throughout the book. (For example,
the island where the story is set became Indian Island, and resembled
the profile of "an American Indian" rather than "a Negroid".)
 
Movie and stage versions have been produced in various languages under
all three of the above titles or their translations as applicable,
and the novel was also published at least once as "The Nursery
Rhyme Murders".
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
Cecil B. DeMille. (He remade his own movie in 1956.) 4 for Dan Blum,
Marc, Joshua, Dan Tilque, Jason, and Pete.
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
There are actually two versions. The one usually quoted is in
Exodus, chapter 20, but there's another, slightly different# one in
Deuteronomy, chapter 5. Either book was acceptable. 4 for Peter,
Dan Blum, Bruce, Eerland, Joshua, Dan Tilque, Jason, and Pete.
 
#-For example, in the King James Version, Exodus 20:8 has "Remember
the sabbath day, to keep it holy" while Deuteronomy 5:12 makes it
"Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath
commanded thee."
 
Incidentally, both versions are about 16 verses long, but still
another passage of the Bible (Deuteronomy 4:13) that says that the
list includes 10 commandments. Consequently people had to decide
which verses started a new commandment and, I understand, three
different choices have been made -- one each used today by Jews,
by most Protestants, and by Lutherans and Catholics.
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
Krzysztof Kieslowski. 4 for Erland and Joshua. 3 for Dan Blum.
 
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
 
"Doctor Who". 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Bruce, Marc, Joshua, Calvin,
Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> in the 14th century, 10 young Florentines amuse themselves
> during an epidemic of the plague by each telling a story a day
> over the course of 10 days. Name the work.
 
"Decameron". 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Calvin, and Jason.
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Pier Paolo Pasolini. 4 for Joshua and Jason.
 
> to determine who will be executed. Commenting on his work,
> Greene said of it, "I prefer it in many ways to 'The Third Man'."
> Name the novel.
 
"The Tenth Man".
 
> best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
> later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
> period of history known by *what name*?
 
Great Depression. 4 for Peter, Marc, and Calvin.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 TOTALS
TOPICS-> Can Spo His Lit
Dan Tilque 20 12 36 20 88
Joshua Kreitzer 12 12 32 32 88
Dan Blum 16 10 32 23 81
Pete Gayde 9 20 20 16 65
"Calvin" 0 22 25 16 63
Peter Smyth 0 32 12 16 60
Erland Sommarskog 4 12 23 8 47
Bruce Bowler 8 19 8 12 47
Marc Dashevsky 4 4 20 16 44
Don Piven 23 12 -- -- 35
Jason Kreitzer 0 0 8 20 28
 
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 3 updates in 1 topic

Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 23 12:53PM


>>> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
>> 2nd Book of Mooses
 
> Just what the Bible needs, more mooses.
 
More? Is there any of them at this point? I know that there are camels, but
mooses?
 
(I will have to say that was one of my better typos.)
 
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Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Mar 23 08:13PM


> More? Is there any of them at this point? I know that there are camels, but
> mooses?
 
> (I will have to say that was one of my better typos.)
 
I just assumed you had a copy of the Good Gnus Bible
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Mar 23 06:52PM -0700

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 3:42:53 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
1949
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
"The Little Red Book"
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
"Ten Little Indians"
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
Cecil DeMille
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
"Exodus"
> in the 14th century, 10 young Florentines amuse themselves
> during an epidemic of the plague by each telling a story a day
> over the course of 10 days. Name the work.
"The Decameron"
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 9 updates in 1 topic

tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Mar 22 12:42PM


> * Game 10, Round 4 - History - Mao's Century
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Qing
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Sun Yat Sen
 
> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1949
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
Little Red Book
 
> 5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
> dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
> policies. Name him.
 
Li Xinmi
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
 
Mao's wife
 
> survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
> pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
> success. Name him.
 
Deng Xiaopeng
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
 
Henry Kissinger
 
> Znb ynhapurq n qvfnfgebhf pnzcnvta gb genafsbez Puvan sebz na
> ntevphygheny fbpvrgl gb na vaqhfgevny naq zvyvgnel cbjreubhfr.
> Ubj jnf guvf pnzcnvta xabja?
 
Great Leap Forward
 
 
> 1. American journalist John Reed's first-hand account of the
> Russian revolution provided the basis for the film Reds.
> Name it.
 
Seven Days in May
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
 
And Then There Were None
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
Cecil B. de Mille
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
Exodus
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
Kryzowsky
 
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
 
Doctor Who
 
> in the 14th century, 10 young Florentines amuse themselves
> during an epidemic of the plague by each telling a story a day
> over the course of 10 days. Name the work.
 
The Decameron
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Fellini; Antonioni
 
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Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Mar 22 02:18PM

On Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:42:48 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao". By
> what nickname is this book informally known?
 
The Little Red Book
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself. Name
> either of the other two.
 
Nixon and Kissinger
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten Little
> Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most US editions of
> it.
 
Ten Little Indians
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
Exodus
 
> long-running British television series. The protagonist of the
> series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010. Name the
> series.
 
Doctor Who
 
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Fellini
 
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Mar 22 09:52AM -0500

In article <VZKdnTbKc5Nlt0_FnZ2dnUU7-I_NnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
Sun Yat Sen
 
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
little red book
 
> 5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
> dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
> policies. Name him.
Deng Xiaoping
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
Mao's wife
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
Richard Nixon
 
> Mao launched a disastrous campaign to transform China from an
> agricultural society to an industrial and military powerhouse.
> How was this campaign known?
Great Leap Forard
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
And Then There Were None
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
DeMille
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
Leviticus
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
The same guy who did the Three Colors trilogy.
 
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
Dr Who
 
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
Fellini
 
> best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
> later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
> period of history known by *what name*?
The Depression
 
 
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 22 08:41PM +0100


> That is, 20th-century China.
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Qing

> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Sun Yat-Sen

> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1949

> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
Mao's Little Red

> survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
> pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
> success. Name him.
 
Deng Hsiao-Ping
 
> Znb ynhapurq n qvfnfgebhf pnzcnvta gb genafsbez Puvan sebz na
> ntevphygheny fbpvrgl gb na vaqhfgevny naq zvyvgnel cbjreubhfr.
> Ubj jnf guvf pnzcnvta xabja?
 
The Big Leap

> 10. Ng gur ortvaavat bs gur Phygheny Eribyhgvba bs 1966-68, snangvpny
> cnenzvyvgnel fghqrag tebhcf greebevmrq Puvan jvgu Znb'f nccebiny.
> Ol jung anzr jrer gurfr tebhcf xabja?
 
Revolution Gardists

 
> 1. American journalist John Reed's first-hand account of the
> Russian revolution provided the basis for the film Reds.
> Name it.
 
Desyat' (It was about 10, wasn't it?)

> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
2nd Book of Mooses
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
Kieslowski

> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Fellini

 
 
 
--
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 22 10:57PM +0100

>> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
>> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
> Mao's Little Red
 
Having seen the other answers, I like to point out that this is the
translation of the name used in Swedish. I assumed that the name
would be the same in English, and I only wobbled whether to use
"Little" or "Small". Oh well.

 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Mar 23 04:36AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:VZKdnTbKc5Nlt0_FnZ2dnUU7-
 
> That is, 20th-century China.
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Manchu
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Sun Yatsen

> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1949
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
Little Red Book
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
 
Jiang Qing

> survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
> pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
> success. Name him.
 
Deng Xiaoping
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
 
Henry Kissinger
 
> Znb ynhapurq n qvfnfgebhf pnzcnvta gb genafsbez Puvan sebz na
> ntevphygheny fbpvrgl gb na vaqhfgevny naq zvyvgnel cbjreubhfr.
> Ubj jnf guvf pnzcnvta xabja?
 
Great Leap Forward
 
 
> 1. American journalist John Reed's first-hand account of the
> Russian revolution provided the basis for the film Reds.
> Name it.
 
"Ten Days that Shook the World"
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little N******". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
 
"And Then There Were None"

> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
Cecil B. De Mille

> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
Exodus
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
Kieslowski

> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
 
"Doctor Who"
 
> in the 14th century, 10 young Florentines amuse themselves
> during an epidemic of the plague by each telling a story a day
> over the course of 10 days. Name the work.
 
Decameron
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Pasolini

--
Joshua Kreitzer
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Mar 22 09:41PM -0700

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:42:53 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:

 
> That is, 20th-century China.
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Ming, Qing
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Chiang Ki Shek
 
> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1949, 1947
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
Little Red Book
 
> 5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
> dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
> policies. Name him.
 
Zhou en Lai
 
> survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
> pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
> success. Name him.
 
Deng Xiao Ping
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
 
Nixon
 
> Znb ynhapurq n qvfnfgebhf pnzcnvta gb genafsbez Puvan sebz na
> ntevphygheny fbpvrgl gb na vaqhfgevny naq zvyvgnel cbjreubhfr.
> Ubj jnf guvf pnzcnvta xabja?
 
Great Leap Forward
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
 
Ten Little Indians
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
Leviticus, Numbers
 
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
 
Dr Who
 
> in the 14th century, 10 young Florentines amuse themselves
> during an epidemic of the plague by each telling a story a day
> over the course of 10 days. Name the work.
 
Decameron
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Zefferelli
 
> best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
> later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
> period of history known by *what name*?
 
Great Depression?
 
cheers,
calvin
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 22 11:36PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> That is, 20th-century China.
 
> 1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
> birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
Qing
 
 
> 2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
> briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
> statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
Sun Yat Sen
 
 
> 3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
> declared?
 
1949
 
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
Little Red Book
 
 
> 5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
> dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
> policies. Name him.
 
Zhou Enlai
 
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
 
his wife (alas, can't remember her name)
 
> survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
> pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
> success. Name him.
 
Deng Xiaoping
 
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
 
Henry Kissinger
 
> Znb ynhapurq n qvfnfgebhf pnzcnvta gb genafsbez Puvan sebz na
> ntevphygheny fbpvrgl gb na vaqhfgevny naq zvyvgnel cbjreubhfr.
> Ubj jnf guvf pnzcnvta xabja?
 
Great Leap Forward
 
 
> 10. Ng gur ortvaavat bs gur Phygheny Eribyhgvba bs 1966-68, snangvpny
> cnenzvyvgnel fghqrag tebhcf greebevmrq Puvan jvgu Znb'f nccebiny.
> Ol jung anzr jrer gurfr tebhcf xabja?
 
Red Brigades
 
 
> 1. American journalist John Reed's first-hand account of the
> Russian revolution provided the basis for the film Reds.
> Name it.
 
Ten Days that Shook the World
 
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
 
Ten Little Indians
 
 
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
Cecil B deMille
 
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
Exodus
 
 
> 5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
> each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
> one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
Roman Polanski
 
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
 
Doctor Who
 
 
> 8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
> a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
> and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
Fellini
 
> best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
> later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
> period of history known by *what name*?
 
The Lost Generation
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 22 11:43PM -0700

Erland Sommarskog wrote:
> Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
 
 
>> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
> 2nd Book of Mooses
 
Just what the Bible needs, more mooses.
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 22 02:42AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-11-28,
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 10, Round 4 - History - Mao's Century
 
That is, 20th-century China.
 
1. 1912 saw the fall of China's last imperial dynasty and the
birth of the Republic of China. Name China's last dynasty.
 
2. He was the spearhead of resistance to the <answer 1> Dynasty and,
briefly, the first president of the Republic of China. There's a
statue to him in Riverdale Park. Who was he?
 
3. In what year, exactly, was the People's Republic of China
declared?
 
4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
By what nickname is this book informally known?
 
5. Premier of the People's Republic and Mao's right-hand man, this
dapper diplomat put a charming face on Mao's often-brutal
policies. Name him.
 
6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
 
7. After the arrest of the Gang of Four, China was led by one of
the few long-time Communist party stalwarts who had managed to
survive Mao's purges. He is credited with introducing the
pragmatic market policies that have led to China's economic
success. Name him.
 
8. This conversation took place on 1972-02-01:
 
"I used to assign the Chairman's collective writings to
my classes at Harvard."
 
"Those writings of mine aren't anything. There is nothing
instructive in what I wrote."
 
"The Chairman's writings moved a nation and have changed
the world."
 
The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
Name either of the other two.
 
9. Please decode the rot13 for the last two questions *one at
a time*, in each case only after you have finished with all
earlier questions. Sebz 1958 gb 1961, gur Pbzzhavfg Cnegl haqre
Znb ynhapurq n qvfnfgebhf pnzcnvta gb genafsbez Puvan sebz na
ntevphygheny fbpvrgl gb na vaqhfgevny naq zvyvgnel cbjreubhfr.
Ubj jnf guvf pnzcnvta xabja?
 
10. Ng gur ortvaavat bs gur Phygheny Eribyhgvba bs 1966-68, snangvpny
cnenzvyvgnel fghqrag tebhcf greebevmrq Puvan jvgu Znb'f nccebiny.
Ol jung anzr jrer gurfr tebhcf xabja?
 
 
* Game 10, Round 6 - Arts & Literature - 10
 
Yes, it's Game 10! To mark the wrapping-up of another season of
trivia, here are 10 book and film questions that are all about 10.
 
Warning: this round may contain offensive language. Player
discretion is advised.
 
1. American journalist John Reed's first-hand account of the
Russian revolution provided the basis for the film Reds.
Name it.
 
2. Widely considered to be Agatha Christie's most gripping novel,
it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
US editions of it.
 
3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
silent. Name the director.
 
4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
 
5. "Dekalog" is a 10-part Polish television series dramatizing
each of the Ten Commandments. It was written and directed by
one of Poland's most renowned cinema auteurs. Name him.
 
6. The Virgin Decalog was a series of short-story collections
published by Virgin Publishing between 1994 and 1997, based on
a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
Name the series.
 
7. In this classic of world literature, penned by Giovanni Bocaccio
in the 14th century, 10 young Florentines amuse themselves
during an epidemic of the plague by each telling a story a day
over the course of 10 days. Name the work.
 
8. This Italian director of the 1970s made a film of <answer 7>,
a companion piece to his movie versions of the "Canterbury Tales"
and the "Arabian Nights". Who?
 
9. In this Graham Greene novel, one of the last he published,
prisoners in a World War II concentration camp must draw lots
to determine who will be executed. Commenting on his work,
Greene said of it, "I prefer it in many ways to 'The Third Man'."
Name the novel.
 
10. "Ten Lost Years", an oral history published in 1973, was a
best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
period of history known by *what name*?
 
--
Mark Brader "One should never listen to oneself.
Toronto I mean, who are one to judge?"
msb@vex.net -- Barry Etheridge
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Mar 22 08:49AM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 4. Mao's cult of personality was advanced via one of the most widely
> distributed books in history, "The Quotations of Chairman Mao".
> By what nickname is this book informally known?
Little Red Book
> policies. Name him.
 
> 6. Mao was succeeded by a political cabal styled the Gang of Four.
> Their leading figure was a woman. Who?
Shirley Williams
> the world."
 
> The second person speaking was, of course, Chairman Mao himself.
> Name either of the other two.
Richard Nixon
> Mao launched a disastrous campaign to transform China from an
> agricultural society to an industrial and military powerhouse.
> How was this campaign known?
The Great Leap Forward
> it was originally published in the UK under the title "Ten
> Little Niggers". Name either of the two titles used for most
> US editions of it.
Ten Little Indians
> 3. The first film version of "The Ten Commandments" was a 1923
> silent. Name the director.
 
> 4. In which book of the Bible are the Ten Commandments recorded?
Exodus
> a long-running British television series. The protagonist of
> the series experienced his 10th incarnation from 2005 to 2010.
> Name the series.
Doctor Who
> best-seller for Canadian historian Barry Broadfoot, and was
> later turned into a successful play. The title refers to the
> period of history known by *what name*?
Great Depression
 
 
Peter Smyth
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 21 10:39AM -0500

Calvin:
> And odder still that it mentions a two stroke penalty...
 
That's the penalty for failing to obey the rule that specifies the penalty.
--
Mark Brader | "The closest I can get to describing her is to compare
Toronto | the feeling one gets from picking up a ten-card suit..."
msb@vex.net | --Zia Mahmood
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Mar 21 02:19PM -0700

On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1:47:45 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> name of this version?
 
> 6. Two organizations officially govern the rules of golf.
> Name either one.
PGA
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 22 02:40AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> among others, the Algonquins, the Ottawas, the Ojibway, and
> *this* group, which in 1787 gave up to the Crown the land that
> you are currently sitting on. Name the group.
 
Mississauga. 4 for Pete.
 
> and Moose Cree. Name either of the two Ontario communities
> in which most of the Moose Cree live. Hint: one of them is
> Ontario's oldest English-speaking settlement.
 
Moose Factory, Moosonee. You might have guessed! 4 for Don.
 
"Factory" in this context means a trading post; "factor" is what
the Hudson's Bay Co. called their agents who actually traded with
the natives.
 
> just some of the many subgroups that make up the Dene ["DEN-ay"],
> the predominant First Nation in two of Canada's provinces
> or territories. Name either of the two.
 
Northwest Territories, Yukon. 4 for Dan Tilque. 3 for Don
and Dan Blum.
 
> resettled near Brantford, Ontario. Most of them came from a
> major river valley in upstate New York, named for the largest
> of the Six Nations. Name the river.
 
Mohawk River. 4 for Marc, Dan Blum, and Bruce.
 
> were once the site of fishing fences or weirs, named Tkaronto --
> trees standing in water -- by the Mohawks. Apparently it's the
> origin of the name Toronto. Name either of the two lakes.
 
Lake Couchiching, Lake Simcoe.
 
> 6. Name the province or territory whose name -- in the Cree,
> Ojibway, and Assiniboine languages -- might mean "the speaking
> god", but probably means "where the great spirit lives".
 
Manitoba. 4 for Don, Joshua, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Dan Blum
and Pete.
 
> after first contact with Europeans, with the last members of
> this group dying out in the early 1800s. On which island did
> they live?
 
Newfoundland. 4 for Don, Joshua, Bruce, and Dan Tilque.
2 for Dan Blum.
 
> 8. Nunavik, which means "Great Land", is an area mainly inhabited
> by Inuit people. It makes up the northern 1/3 of which Canadian
> province?
 
Quebec. 4 for Erland, Don, Dan Blum, Joshua, and Dan Tilque.
2 for Pete.
 
> the BC coast just south of the Alaskan panhandle. The new
> name of the islands is Haida Gwaii ["gwhy"]. What was their
> previous name?
 
Queen Charlotte Is. 4 for Don and Dan Tilque.
 
> a replica Huron long-house village, a popular tourist attraction.
> The conservation area is named for the unique lake found
> within it.
 
Crawford Lake.
 
 
> to drink during the game. Here are some questions about curling,
> golf, darts, and bowling.
 
> 1. Which form of bowling did Thomas Ryan develop in Toronto in 1909?
 
5-pin. 4 for Peter.
 
> 2. Please decode the rot13 only after you have finished with
> the previous question. What is the score of a perfect game in
> *ten-pin* bowling?
 
300. 4 for Marc, Peter, Erland, Don, Dan Blum, Calvin, Pete, Joshua,
Bruce, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 3. John Part is a Canadian professional darts player and
> commentator, and a 3-time world champion. What is his
> *nickname*?
 
Darth Maple. 4 for Peter.
 
> 4. What is the highest score achievable on a round of 3 darts?
 
180 (or "ton 80"). 4 for Peter, Erland, Dan Blum, Caaaaaalviiiiiin!,
Pete, and Dan Tilque.
 
> on the standard rules and scoring systems. One such requires
> players to hit all of the numbers in sequence. What is the
> name of this version?
 
Around the clock (accepting clock), around the world, or jumpers.
4 for Peter and Calvin.
 
> 6. Two organizations officially govern the rules of golf.
> Name either one.
 
Royal and Ancient Golf Club, US Golf Association. In either
case the initials were sufficient, and I also decided to accept
"St. Andrews" for the R&A. 4 for Peter, Don, Calvin, Pete,
and Joshua. 3 for Bruce.
 
> 7. What is the penalty for a lost ball or one that goes out
> of bounds?
 
Stroke and distance. (That is, the stroke you took counts, but
for your next one you have to go back to where you shot it from.)
2 for Calvin.
 
This is rule 27-1. One entrant wondered if there were protests in
the original game. Yes. In two games, the player said "one stroke".
One of them, asked for more specific, said "one stroke and dropped
ball". Both protests were, of course, denied.
 
> 8. What is the name given to a score on one hole of 3 strokes
> under par?
 
Albatross or double eagle. 4 for Peter, Erland, Don, Calvin, Pete,
Joshua, Bruce, and Dan Tilque. 2 for Dan Blum.
 
> 9. A curler commonly wears two different special shoes. Give the
> common name of either type of shoe likely to be found on a
> curler's foot.
 
Gripper, slider. 4 for Peter, Pete, and Bruce.
 
> 10. When a player is launching a curling stone, his/her feet
> are braced against a piece of rubber partly recessed into a
> hole in the ice. What is this apparatus called?
 
The hack. 4 for Bruce.
 
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 TOTALS
TOPICS-> Can Spo
Don Piven 23 12 35
Dan Tilque 20 12 32
Peter Smyth 0 32 32
Pete Gayde 9 20 29
Bruce Bowler 8 19 27
Dan Blum 16 10 26
Joshua Kreitzer 12 12 24
"Calvin" 0 22 22
Erland Sommarskog 4 12 16
Marc Dashevsky 4 4 8
Jason Kreitzer 0 0 0
 
--
Mark Brader | "[In a country with] the dream that... anyone can grow up
Toronto | to be President... there's also a nightmare where
msb@vex.net | *anyone* can grow up to be President." --Mark Steese
 
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Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Mar 21 07:49PM

On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:33:51 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> Have fun.
 
> 1. This is the most populous city that is located along the
> Ohio-Kentucky border.
 
Cincinnati
 
> 2. This was the monarch's title in Germany, before that monarchy
> fell at the end of World War I.
 
Kaiser
 
> 3. This was the monarch's title in Russia, before that monarchy
> fell during World War I.
 
Csar
 
 
> 7. Dictionaries variously describe this color in terms of two or
> more of red, pink, and purple.
 
> 8. A national park in California is named after this type of tree.
 
Joshua

> 9. Sometimes used as a house plant, this colorful shrub has green
> leaves, bright red bracts, and small yellow flowers.
 
Poinsettia
 
> motivated by the fact that, due to the area's extreme aridity,
> nitrate-rich bird droppings accumulate there without being washed
> away by rain.
 
Bolivia (based on my answer to 15)
 
> 11. This is a knitted sweater (or similar garment) that opens down
> the full length of the front.
 
Cardigan
 
> 12. This is the capital of Saskatchewan.
 
Regina
 
> by Volkswagen. Name the company.
 
> 14. This international chain of stores has been described as
> selling furniture kits rather than furniture.
 
IKEA
 
> 15. Where the choice was not arbitrary, in what order were the
> above questions listed?
 
They're all named after people. I'm guessing the order is based on birth
year of the person they're named after.
 
In the unlikely event that I'm the winner, I decline the offer to set the
next quiz.
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