> Erland Sommarskog: >> I plan to post the answers and results by Saturday. Have fun!
> Late entry for fun:
So if Mark had entered in time, he would have scored 4, having 2, 3, 4 and 10 correct.
Given that Mark is fairly good a movie questions, I am little surprised over:
>> 16. Name any person who was awarded an Oscar for his or her >> involvement in the film "Out of Africa".
> Kim Basinger.
She wasn't in that movie, was she? I thought she was playing for Green Bay Packers.
-- Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Brader): Sep 06 03:30AM -0500
Erland Sommarskog: > over:
>>> 16. Name any person who was awarded an Oscar for his or her >>> involvement in the film "Out of Africa".
Mark Brader: >> Kim Basinger.
> She wasn't in that movie, was she?
What I was misremembering was that "I Dreamed of Africa" (which I happened to see on a plane) was Kim Basinger's *next movie after* she won the Oscar for "L.A. Confidential" (which I liked a lot). I never saw "Out of Africa", but that was more than 10 years earlier, so all in all it was a pretty stupid mistake.
> I thought she was playing for Green Bay Packers.
ObFilm: "Cheeseheads: The Documentary".
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These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-06-27, 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 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*)".
1. Pictures P and Q show the upper and lower falls of the same waterfall in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's the second-highest US waterfall east of the Mississippi. *Either* name the waterfall *or* explain the color of the water.
2. The waterfall in picture O is named after the European river it's on, which flows generally north for most of its length. What is that name? Hint: notice the flag.
3. Waterfall J is the third-highest waterfall in Canada. It's located just off the Trans-Canada Highway a few miles west of Lake Louise, Alberta. *Either* name the waterfall *or* just name the national park in BC where it's located. You don't have to say which one you're naming. Hint: Both names come from the Cree language.
4. Picture I was probably taken in spring; each year by the end of summer the river pretty much stops running. In any case, the upper and lower waterfall here share a collective name, and they are located in a well-known US national park that also shares the same name. What is that name?
5. The next *two* questions are about pictures G and H. These waterfalls are among several that are located in the same Ontario city that's less than 100 km from here. Name the *city*.
6. Name either waterfall G or H. You need not say which one it is. Hint: part of one name refers to something you might put on a table; the other name may remind you of some well-known reference books.
7. Pictures M and N were taken at different times and from slightly different viewpoints, but they show the same place. It is named as a waterfall even though it might not look like one from the photos. *Either* name the waterfall *or* just name the Canadian city where it's located.
8. Picture F shows three waterfalls. Name the *middle* one; that is, the little one nearest to the main rainbow.
9. Pictures T and U show the same waterfall from different angles. Hint: The two countries that you're seeing, and the river, all have names starting with the same letter, *but not the waterfall*; that name starts with a different letter. Name the *waterfall*.
10. Similarly, pictures R and S show the same waterfall from different angles. Where Niagara Falls consists of 3 smaller falls, this one consists of over 200. Give the overall name of the falls, which is also the name of the river.
11. And again, here's an extra question for fun, but for no points. There were six decoys -- picture K and the whole first page. All six of these waterfalls are located in the *same country*. What country?
* Game 6, Round 8 - History - Monarchs and Rulers
1. Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover?
2. Please decode the rot13 only after you have completed the previous question. Jub jnf gur ynfg Oevgvfu zbanepu *abg* ohevrq va Oevgnva? Ur jnf ohevrq va Unabire, va snpg, va gur lrne friragrra gjragl-frira. Tvir uvf anzr naq, vs nccyvpnoyr, uvf ahzore.
3. Who was the first Bourbon king of France, crowned in 1589 upon his conversion to Catholicism? Give either his name and number *as king of France*, or else his *other* royal title.
4. Name the family dynasty that ruled Milan from 1450 to 1537. Their family name is derived from a word for the use of military might.
5. What was the First Family of Florence that eventually became its rulers from 1434 to 1537, and also produced three or four popes -- count 'em, three or four!
6. What family ruled in Mantua from 1328 to 1708? In addition to their secular powers, this family produced many eminent churchmen, including a Jesuit who was named a saint, but no popes -- count 'em, none.
7. Who is the current king of Saudi Arabia? If the answer has changed since the original game, you must give the now-current answer.
8. Who was the last, mostly recognized, king of Albania? His name was three letters long. In the 1987 film "Aria" he was played by -- of all people -- Theresa Russell.
9. Excluding emperors, who was the last *king* of France? He abdicated in 1848.
10. Who was the last king of Romania, prior to the abolition of its monarchy in 1947?
-- Mark Brader / This country is planted thick with laws from coast to Toronto / coast. Man's laws, not God's. And if you cut them down firstname.lastname@example.org/ ... do you really think you could stand upright in the / winds that would blow then? --Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
> What does ail him, or rather *who*, according to John Keats? > The title of the poem gives your answer.
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci". (She "hath thee in thrall!" Or him, that is.) 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
> Despite those fine words, Richard Lovelace is still leaving > Lucasta. *Why*? Again the answer is in the title of the poem, > but this time we'll accept a paraphrase.
He's going to war. (Anything similar was sufficient. The title is "To Lucasta, Going to the Wars".)
> poet, Oliver Goldsmith? This time the answer is in the poem's > last line, and we wouldn't actually recommend it as a course > of action.
The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye To give repentance to her lover And wring his bosom is -- to die.
> But when the hardhearted heroine of this ballad came to his > bedside, all she said to the man who loved her was: "Young man, > I think you're dying". Name her.
Barbara Allen. (A traditional song.) 4 for Dan Blum.
> Okay, that's enough poetic readings.
> 5. "And all men kill the thing they love" is a dire warning from > which writer, best known as a playwright?
Oscar Wilde. ("The Ballad of Reading Gaol" [pronounced, and meaning, "jail"].)
> 6. Married to a doctor who doesn't fulfill her dreams of romance > and luxury, abandoned by her lover, our heroine takes arsenic. > Which protagonist of an 1856 novel are we talking about?
Emma (or Madame) Bovary. (Gustave Flaubert.) 4 for Dan Blum and Marc.
> on a secluded part of the lake? No, that's not your question. > On film it became "A Place in the Sun", but your question is, > what was the title of the original 1925 novel?
"An American Tragedy". (Theodore Dreiser.) 4 for Joshua.
> death. After all, a mere friend isn't as important as a wife, > is he? Name this play from 1955, in which love goes wrong for > pretty much everybody.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". (Tennessee Williams.) 4 for Joshua.
> Christopher Plummer won a Tony, and José Ferrer won an Oscar, > each for portraying which hero, originally of an 1897 play of > the same name, who reveals his love only as he is dying?
Cyrano de Bergerac. "Cyrano" was sufficient. (Edmond Rostand.) 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, and Pete.
> of laudanum ensues. Agent Scully played the doomed heroine > on the big screen in 2000, and a fine performance it was. > Name the novel, written in 1905.
"The House of Mirth". (Edith Wharton.)
> 1. What English synonym for mountaineering has cognates in French > and Spanish and reflects the sport's long history on the > European continent?
Alpinism. 4 for Joshua and Marc.
> 2. A prusik ["PRUSS-ik"; spell it] is a type of what? Supposedly > it was invented around 1931 by an Austrian mountaineer of the > same name.
Knot (or hitch). 4 for Bruce.
> used for connecting and disconnecting mountaineering equipment? > It is also widely used in other situations, with larger-sized > types used even to connect hot-air balloons to the basket.
Carabiner ["ka-ra-BEE-ner"]. 4 for Dan Blum, Bruce, and Dan Tilque.
> activities such as caving and canyoning) for descending a > vertical drop by using a rope, often with other equipment such > as a harness and a device to play out the rope?
Abseiling ["AB-sail-ing"] or rappelling ["ra-PELL-ing"]. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Bruce, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
The answer "belaying", given by another entrant, was the subject of a protest in the original game. We ruled: Belaying refers to a set of techniques for controlling the fall of a climber who is descending via a rope (such as fixing it around a pin), not the act of descent itself, which is what we asked about. The "belayer" is not the climber but the other person, who is making sure the climber doesn't fall too far. ("Belay" similarly refers to stopping something in the phrase "belay that order".) We agree that this is close, but it's not close enough. Protest denied.
> 5. What technique or action is involved in a glissade ["gliss-AD" > or "gliss-AID"]?
Sliding (usually in a controlled fashion). 4 for Erland.
> 6. What is the metal spike driven into a crack or seam in rocks > so that it can act as an anchor?
Piton ["PEE-ton"] (also accepting "pin" or "peg"). 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Bruce, Pete, and Dan Tilque.
> 7. Give either of the two terms for loose, broken rock at the > bottoms of cliffs, volcanoes, and valleys. Which term applies > in a given situation depends on the size of the rock.
Scree, talus ["TAIL-uss"]. (Scree consists of smaller rocks.) 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Calvin, and Dan Tilque.
> within 800 feet of the summit, leading to ongoing speculation > about whether they got there. One of their bodies was found > in 1999.
George Mallory (who said "because it's there"); Andrew (Sandy) Irvine. 4 for Joshua and Bruce.
> 9. Within one year, in what year did Tenzing Norgay and Edmund > Hillary make the first recorded ascent to the summit of Everest?
1953 (accepting 1952-54). 4 for Dan Blum, Joshua, Marc, Calvin, Pete, Erland, and Dan Tilque.
> that was later named after him? It is not, as was thought > at the time, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, but it is > 13,745 feet or almost 4,200 m high.
John C. Frémont. 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.
Two entrants tried Zebulon Pike. He was indeed also a general, but not a presidential candidate, and Pikes Peak (as they spell it now) is in Colorado, not Wyoming. Also, if you check the photos my wife took at the summit the week before last, you'll see that its height is 14,115 feet.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAME 6 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 TOTALS TOPICS-> Sci Mis Lit Spo Dan Blum 36 16 16 24 92 Joshua Kreitzer 20 28 16 20 84 Marc Dashevsky 36 20 8 20 84 Stephen Perry 40 36 -- -- 76 Dan Tilque 40 8 0 20 68 "Calvin" 35 12 0 12 59 Bruce Bowler 36 0 0 20 56 Pete Gayde 16 16 4 8 44 Peter Smyth 32 8 -- -- 40 Erland Sommarskog 28 0 0 8 36 Björn Lundin 24 0 0 0 24 Jason Kreitzer 0 8 0 0 8
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