And here we are at the Final, for which 8 rounds, mostly of 15 questions each, will be posted one at a time.
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-08-09, 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*)".
I wrote two triples in this round.
** Final, Round 2 -- Entertainment
* A. "Orange is the New Black"
A1. The main character in the ensemble show "Orange is the New Black" is named Piper Chapman. The author of the book that inspired the series has a similar, but not identical name. What is it?
A2. Which character is portrayed by Uzo Aduba, who has won both comedy and drama Emmys for playing the role? First name *or* nickname is sufficient.
A3. The opening theme song is called, appropriately enough, "You've Got Time". The singer's name appears in the opening credits in every show, so who is she?
* B. Movies with the Same Title
In each case, name the common title of the two unrelated movies we describe. All expressions of opinion are more or less direct quotes from the final edition of Leonard Maltin's annual movie guidebook.
B1. * 1996 -- James Spader stars in a steely-cold look at alienated people who find sexual excitement in the event indicated by the title. The movie is fatally unpleasant and creeps along at the pace of a Yugo.
* 2005 -- Don Cheadle stars in a provocative drama, a meditation on the clash of ethnic and racial cultures, with powerful vignettes and performances, and consistently disturbing and believable scenes of anger and bigotry.
B2. * 1998 -- A Steven Seagal thriller about biological guerrilla warfare involving a neo-Nazi militia. It's a rock-bottom, irresponsible star vehicle that dumbs down and bloodies up its serious subject matter.
* 2000 -- A Mel Gibson drama set during the American Revolution. Gibson gives a charismatic performance in this entertaining and exquisitely filmed period saga, but the script and direction are too often heavy-handed.
B3. * 1943 -- An excellent comedy-fantasy with a witty script. Don Ameche plays a recently deceased man who explains, in a series of flashbacks, why his soul should be admitted to Hell.
* 1978 -- This is a remake, but not of that 1943 movie. Warren Beatty plays a football player who argues that his soul should still be on Earth because he should not be dead yet. The film is amiable but never moving.
B4. Extra question for fun, but for no points: What movie *was* that last one a remake of?
* C. Classical Composer Bios
For each question we'll name a movie that was a biography of a classical composer, and give you the year and lead actor, and you name the composer it was about.
C1. "Impromptu" (1991), Hugh Grant. Name the composer. C2. "Immortal Beloved" (1994), Gary Oldman. Name the composer. C3. "Song Without End" (1960), Dirk Bogarde. Name the composer.
* D. Nationally Named Actors
Identify the actors or actresses in these photos. You have to give the first and last name for each one -- but, to make it easier, in each case one of those names is also *the name of a country*. For example, if this had been a literature round, we might have shown you Anatole France.
D2. See: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/f-2/natl/d2.jpg This actor has had recurring roles on a number of TV series, often playing authority figures, such as a judge on "Boston Legal". He most recently appeared as an ambassador on "Madam Secretary".
D3. See http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/f-2/natl/d3.jpg This actress played Marian Starett on a 1966 TV series based on the movie "Shane". Many of her screen appearances were in movies starring her husband, Charles Bronson. She died of cancer in 1990.
* E. Tribute to Terpsichore ["Terp-SICK-er-ee"]
E1. What was the nickname of celebrated black tap dancer Bill Robinson, subject of a Duke Ellington composition?
E2. With which dance form do we associate paradiddles, buffalos, trenches, and wings?
E3. In 1984, Francis Ford Coppola filmed a movie set in a famous Harlem hangout. Name *either* the movie or the talented dancer who co-starred.
* F. Songs for Mark Brader
In each case, give the full title of the train-related song from the clue given.
F1. Virgil Caine used to serve on a train. F2. It leaves from Track 29. F3. How do you get to Harlem?
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Mark Brader: > And here we are at the Final, for which 8 rounds, mostly of 15 > questions each, will be posted one at a time.
Actually, mostly of 18 questions each. Sheesh. -- Mark Brader, Toronto "More importantly, Mark is just plain wrong." email@example.com -- John Hollingsworth
> 10 decoys, some of them very easy; identify these if you like for > fun, but for no points.
> 1. A (decoy)
Lion. (Tanquam e naribus leonem.) Peter, Jason, Bruce, and Pete got this.
> 2. B (decoy)
Elephant. (Tanquam e naribus elephantum.) Peter, Jason, Bruce, and Pete got this.
> 3. C (decoy)
Pig. (Tanquam e naribus porcum.) Peter, Jason, Bruce, and Pete got this.
> 4. D.
Dog. (Tanquam e naribus canem. It's a bloodhound, but I'm accepting any breed here. In the original game you would have been asked for "less specific".) 4 for Björn, Dan Blum, Erland, Gareth, Calvin, Dan Tilque, Bruce, and Pete.
> 5. E.
Rabbit. (Tanquam e naribus cuniculum.) 4 for Peter, Björn, Joshua, Dan Blum, Jason, Gareth, Bruce, and Pete. 2 for Calvin.
> 6. F (decoy)
Cow. (Tanquam e naribus vaccam.) Peter, Jason, Bruce, and Pete got this.
> 7. G (decoy)
Tiger. (Tanquam e naribus tigridem.) Peter, Jason, Bruce, and Pete got this.
> 8. H.
Frog. (Tanquam e naribus ranam. I'm also accepting "toad". In the original game, QMs were instructed to respond to that answer by making a noise and saying "you wanna try that again?".) 4 for Peter, Jason, Dan Tilque, Bruce, and Pete. 3 for Calvin.
> 9. I.
Shark. (Tanquam e naribus pistricem. It's a great white.) 4 for Björn, Dan Blum, Calvin, Bruce, and Pete.
> 10. J.
Bear. (Tanquam e naribus ursum. It's a grizzly.) 4 for Björn, Marc, Gareth, and Bruce.
> 11. K (decoy)
Eagle. (Tanquam e naribus aquilam. It's a bald eagle.) Bruce and Pete got this.
> 12. L (decoy)
Squirrel. (Tanquam e naribus sciurum.) Bruce got this.
> 13. M.
Mole. (Tanquam e naribus talpam. It's a star-nosed mole, probably the weirdest nose among mammals.) 4 for Björn, Dan Blum, Marc, Dan Tilque, and Bruce.
> 14. N.
Horse. (Tanquam e naribus equum.) 4 for Björn, Joshua, Marc, Calvin, Bruce, and Pete. 3 for Gareth.
> 15. O.
Raccoon. (Tanquam e naribus procyonem#.) 4 for Dan Blum. 3 for Gareth.
> 16. P.
Walrus. (Tanquam e naribus odobenum#.) 4 for Björn, Dan Blum, Bruce, and Pete. 3 for Gareth.
> 17. Q (decoy)
Giraffe. (Tanquam e naribus camelopardalem.) Jason and Bruce got this.
> 18. R (decoy)
Vulture. (Tanquam e naribus vulturem.) Bruce and Pete got this.
> 19. S (decoy)
Koala. (Tanquam e naribus phascolarctam#.) Nobody got this, although the koala was guessed for some other answers.
> 20. T.
Rhinoceros. (Tanquam e naribus rhinocerotem.) 4 for Björn, Dan Blum, Jason, Marc, Calvin, Bruce, and Pete.
The three animals marked # were, of course, not known in ancient Rome; in these cases my Latin is based on the likely inflection of their modern genus names.
> a seemingly endless trial over an inheritance: the case of > Jarndyce versus Jarndyce, or as they would pronounce it in > England, "Jarndyce and Jarndyce". Name it.
"Bleak House". 4 for Peter, Joshua, Marc, and Calvin. 3 for Dan Blum.
> at his accuser, an officer named Claggart--and Claggart dies. > Captain Vere has no option under the law but to try the > sailor for murder. Name the book.
"Billy Budd". 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Calvin, Dan Tilque, and Bruce.
> regime were put on trial as "major war criminals" by an > "International Military Tribunal" in Nuremberg. Why not > in Berlin?
The city was so damaged in the war that no sufficiently large courthouse was in usable condition. 4 for Joshua, Erland, Gareth, Dan Tilque, and Pete. 3 for Dan Blum.
> Of the 22, 3 were acquitted; 7 were sentenced to prison, > and 12 to death. Name *any one* of the 12 who were sentenced > to death.
Martin Bormann, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Hermann Goering, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher. 4 for Peter, Björn, Dan Blum, Jason, Dan Tilque, and Pete. 3 for Calvin.
Goering committed suicide before the execution, and the missing Bormann turned out to have been dead all along. The other 10 were hanged on 1946-10-16.
As to the wrong answers: Karl Dönitz was sentenced to 10 years. Heinrich Himmler committed suicide soon after he was captured. And Adolf Eichmann was also missing, and was not tried in absentia; but the Israelis eventually captured him in 1960, tried him in 1961, and executed him in 1962.
> C1. Name the singer and actor who in 1927 uttered the famous > line: "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard > nothing yet!"
Al Jolson (in "The Jazz Singer"). 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Jason, Marc, Gareth, Calvin, Dan Tilque, Bruce, and Pete.
The movie was originally intended to have sound only for the musical numbers, with dialogue conveyed by intertitles as was usual for silent movies, and most of it was in fact made that way. Jolson's spoken line was a last-minute addition.
> C2. Name the actor who in 1979, as a lawyer pushed past his > breaking point, shouts to the judge: "*You're* out of order! > *You're* out of order! The *whole trial* is out of order!"
Al Pacino (in "...and Justice for All"). 4 for Björn, Joshua, Jason, Marc, Gareth, Dan Tilque, Bruce, and Pete.
> on foot -- which is to say, on his one remaining foot and a > prosthetic limb -- only to fail because his cancer returned. > Within 2, what year was that?
1980 (accepting 1978-82). 4 for Joshua and Marc. 3 for Dan Blum and Calvin. 2 for Pete.
> premier of his province. In his case it wasn't cancer > but necrotizing fasciitis -- the "flesh-eating disease". > Who was he?
Lucien Bouchard (Quebec premier 1996-2001).
> reasons some feel it should never be done. Either give > the name of this gap in the road system of the Americas, > or just say what country Yaviza is in.
Darién Gap, Panama. 4 for Peter, Joshua (the hard way), Marc, Dan Tilque, and Pete. 3 for Dan Blum and Calvin. 2 for Björn and Gareth.
> among other places. In that particular place, you'll find > a national park named for that type of difficult terrain. > What is that name?
Badlands. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Marc, Dan Tilque, Bruce, and Pete.
> that period. Today, though, it represents the annual > championship of a single major sports league that did not > even exist during that earlier era. Name the trophy.
Stanley Cup. 4 for Peter, Joshua, Dan Blum, Gareth, Dan Tilque, and Pete. 3 for Calvin.
(Challenge trophy 1893-1914, awarded annually based on prearranged playoffs between various leagues 1915-26, awarded annually based on NHL playoffs since 1927.)
> made a challenge trophy, but in about 160 years since then, > it has only been contested 34 times. The 35th time will > be next year in Bermuda. What trophy?
America's Cup. (Yacht racing.) 4 for Peter, Joshua, Dan Blum, Erland, Marc, Gareth, Calvin, Dan Tilque, and Bruce.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST TOPICS-> His Mis Ent Can Lit Spo Sci Cha SIX Dan Blum 40 36 28 0 27 0 28 36 195 Joshua Kreitzer 40 32 40 0 12 32 8 36 192 Pete Gayde 32 15 32 0 2 32 28 30 169 Marc Dashevsky 32 32 40 0 0 16 16 32 168 Gareth Owen -- -- 40 0 32 40 21 22 155 Dan Tilque 32 32 23 0 4 4 12 36 139 Bruce Bowler 24 24 32 0 -- -- 36 20 136 "Calvin" 15 0 23 0 4 40 21 28 131 Peter Smyth 31 16 -- -- 4 40 8 20 119 Björn Lundin 8 18 4 0 0 28 32 10 100 Jason Kreitzer 36 0 28 0 0 0 12 12 88 Erland Sommarskog 20 28 -- -- -- -- 4 8 60 Stephen Perry -- -- 36 12 -- -- -- -- 48
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