These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-06-20, and should be interpreted accordingly.
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All questions were written by members of the Usual Suspects 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 2016-05-31 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
I wrote one of these rounds.
* Game 5, Round 7 - Literature - Supporting Characters
For each question we will name four characters who have supporting roles in one or more works by the same author. They may all be in the same work, or the same series, or in unrelated works. In any case, what you have to do is name the author.
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"Peter Smyth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Aug 12 09:44AM
Mark Brader wrote:
> be in the same work, or the same series, or in unrelated works. > In any case, what you have to do is name the author.
> 1. Bustopher Jones, Macavity, Mungojerrie, Skimbleshanks. TS Eliot > 2. Mundungus Fletcher, Rubeus Hagrid, Luna Lovegood, Draco Malfoy. JK Rowling > 3. Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Dromio of Ephesus, Goneril, Edward Poins. Shakespeare > 4. Superintendent Battle, Arthur Hastings, Ariadne Oliver, > Dr. James Sheppard.
> 5. Jack Dawkins, Thomas Gradgrind, Abel Magwitch, Wilkins Micawber. Charles Dickens > 6. Peter Coffin, Father Mapple, Queequeg, Starbuck. James Joyce > 7. Barliman Butterbur, Rosie Cotton, Bill Ferny, Goldberry. JRR Tolkien > name the capital city of an African country, and you tell us which > country.
> 1. In the 1957 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movie "The Delicate > Delinquent", the two lead characters took their surnames from two > legendary Greeks who were great friends. Give those two names.
Damon, Pythias. 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, and Calvin.
> 2. In the Bible -- second book of Samuel, chapter 1, verse 26 to > be exact -- David mourns the death of *which friend*, with the > lament that his love was "more wonderful than the love of women"?
Jonathan. 4 for Marc, Peter, and Joshua.
> 3. The so-called "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" ["TOKE-less"] > was actually written by which one of her friends?
Gertrude Stein. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.
> 4. James Taylor had his only #1 hit with "You've Got a Friend". > Who actually wrote it, and released it on a very successful > album in 1971?
Carole King. ("Tapestry".) 4 for Marc, Pete, Peter, Jason, and Joshua. 2 for Dan Blum and Calvin.
> was a modest hit, making it to #7 on the Canadian charts, > but it is better remembered as the theme song of the sitcom > "Golden Girls". Name the song.
"Thank You for Being a Friend". 4 for Marc, Jason, and Joshua.
> #1 hit and won two Grammy Awards after being covered by Dionne > Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder for an > AIDS benefit. Name the song.
"That's What Friends are For". 4 for Marc, Pete, Jason, Joshua, and Calvin.
> 7. During its run, how many Emmy Award *nominations* did the TV show > "Friends" receive, within 5 in either direction?
62 (accepting 57-67).
Nobody was even within double the allowed leeway. Remember that the series ran 10 years. It was nominated 6 times as the Outstanding Comedy Series (winning once), 27 times total in 6 acting categories (winning 3 times), and 29 times in 14 other categories (winning just once). The acting nominations were:
8 - Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (6 *Lisa Kudrow, 2 Jennifer Aniston) 6 - Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (1 each Hank Azaria, Danny DeVito, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Tom Selleck, Bruce Willis) 5 - Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2 Christina Applegate, 1 each *Christina Pickles, Susan Sarandon, Marlo Thomas) 4 - Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (3 Matt LeBlanc, 1 Matthew Perry) 3 - Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (all *Jennifer Aniston) 1 - Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (David Schwimmer)
And the other categories:
6 - Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series 3 - Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series 3 - Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series 3 - Directing for a Comedy Series (*Michael Lembeck) 3 - Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special 2 - Casting for a Comedy Series 2 - Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special 1 - Costume Design for a Series 1 - Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Series 1 - Individual Achievement in Directing for a Comedy Series 1 - Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series, Multi-Camera Production 1 - Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music 1 - Individual Achievement in Writing for a Comedy Series 1 - Writing for a Comedy Series
*Indicates winners (one time each.)
> 8. In 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary added a cheeky 3-word > phrase containing the word "friend", which also provided the > title of a 2011 romantic-comedy movie. What was it?
Friends with benefits. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Pete, Peter, Joshua, and Calvin.
> crowds because of segregation and racism. Another celebrity > then stepped in and promised to book a table in the front row > every night if they gave Fitzgerald the job. Name her.
Marilyn Monroe. 4 for Pete. 2 for Calvin.
I was amused by the wrong answers "Tony Bennett" and "Frank Sinatra"; I would not have expected either of them to be a "her".
> 10. In a popular series of novels, Diana Barry is the "kindred > spirit" who becomes -- *whose* best friend?
Anne Shirley. ("Anne of Green Gables" and sequels. "Anne" was required and was sufficient.)
> I've rearranged the round in order by picture number. As you see, > there were 6 decoys, which you can answer if you like for fun, > but for no points.
Nobody tried the decoys.
This was the easiest round in the original game. However, I am no expert on names for legumes in different places. If you were scored wrong and have good reason to think this was an error, please post a protest.
> 1. (decoy)
White kidney bean, cannellini.
> 2. Name it.
Lima bean, butter bean. 4 for Pete, Peter, Jason, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
> 3. Name it.
Chickpea, garbanzo bean, chana. 4 for Dan Blum and Pete.
> 4. (decoy)
> 5. Name it.
Fava bean, broad bean, English bean.
> 6. (decoy)
Red lentil, masoor dal.
> 7. (decoy)
Black gram, black lentil, urad dal.
> 8. Name it.
Red bean, adzuki bean. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, and Pete.
> 9. Name it.
Black bean, turtle bean. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Pete, and Joshua.
> 10. (decoy)
Navy bean, haricot, pea bean, great northern bean.
> 11. Name it.
Pinto bean. 4 for Dan Blum.
> 12. Name it.
Mung bean, green gram.
> 13. (decoy)
Pigeon pea, toor dal.
> 14. Name it.
Red kidney bean. There was supposed to be a rot13 note at the end of the round saying that both key words were required, but since I forgot to say it, I'll accept "kidney bean" alone. But not "red bean", because that's a different picture on the handout. So, 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, Peter, Jason, and Dan Tilque.
> 15. Name it.
Soybean, soya bean. 4 for Marc and Pete.
> 16. Name it.
Black-eyed pea/bean. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Pete, Jason, and Dan Tilque.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAME 5 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 TOTALS TOPICS-> His Ent Mis Sci Pete Gayde 16 40 16 28 100 Joshua Kreitzer 20 36 28 7 91 Marc Dashevsky 8 36 24 16 84 Dan Blum 22 12 14 27 75 Dan Tilque 28 24 4 12 68 "Calvin" 15 23 16 0 54 Jason Kreitzer 4 16 12 12 44 Peter Smyth 16 0 12 8 36 Erland Sommarskog 16 0 -- -- 16 Björn Lundin 14 0 -- -- 14
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Aug 12 04:55AM -0500
In article <poWdnQwWUqok8jDKnZ2dnUU7-QXNnZ2d@giganews.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org says... > > 3. Name it.
> Chickpea, garbanzo bean, chana. 4 for Dan Blum and Pete.
I answered "Ceci." I'm certain I've seen jars so labeled.
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