Dan Tilque <email@example.com>: Feb 14 12:36AM -0800
Don Piven wrote: > Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (the first such award in that > category). Which decidedly non-metal rock group actually won the 1989 > Grammy in that category?
> 2) The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin is > the home of the world's largest fiberglass fish, checking in at 143 feet > (44m). What species of fish is it an outsized model of?
> since their last Major League Baseball World Series championship (68 > years). Ignoring teams which have never won a Series, which MLB team is > second in terms of years since their last World Series championship?
> 4) In Monty Python's Flying Circus, Spiny Norman was what kind of animal?
> 6) In the original "Get Smart" television series, Maxwell Smart drove > three makes of automobile during the series' five-year run. Name any of > those cars.
> bicycle 3,020 miles between Oceanside, California and Annapolis, > Maryland in the annual Race Across America. Within six hours, what was > Strasser's time?
> 10) Travel writer William Least Heat-Moon wrote about crossing the > United States on a vehicle named "Nikawa". What kind of vehicle was it?
> 11) Amtrak's Auto Train service is the only passenger rail service in > the US that allows passengers to bring their cars with them. Between > which two states does the Auto Train operate?
Florida, New Yok
> famous rock musicians, were members of the "Traveling Wilburys", who > recorded two top-selling albums between 1988 and 1990. Name one of the > other two members of the Wilburys.
> very uncommon feat; the last time it was done in an NHL game was almost > exactly twenty years prior to Marleau, that time by Mario Lemieux. What > did these two players do?
4 goals in one game
> 15) Haggis, by tradition, is cooked in what unconventional container?
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-11-07, 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 7, Round 4 - History - Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa
10 questions about official government apologies for past wrongs.
1. In what was called the Warsaw Genuflection, during a state visit to Poland, the chancellor of Germany made a silent apology by he spontaneously kneeling in front of a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Warsaw Ghetto. Name him.
2. To make amends for 70 years of forced relocation of the so-called "Stolen Generations", National Sorry Day was celebrated every year from 1998 to 2005, until the name was changed to the National Day of Healing. In what country?
3. In 1993, the US government apologized for their role in the overthrow of this kingdom 100 years earlier. US Marines backed the coup, which was orchestrated by American sugar barons. 5 years later the kingdom was annexed by the US. Which kingdom?
4. In 1997, Bill Clinton formally apologized for the unethical "Tuskegee experiment", in which -- without their knowledge -- 400 black males were left untreated for *what disease*?
5. It's unusual to hear an apology made to an individual. British PM Gordon Brown issued a posthumous apology in 2009 for the mistreatment of the man whose "unique contribution helped to turn the tide of the war". Who was the man?
6. It took over 350 years and a 13-year investigation for the Vatican to finally apologize for their shoddy treatment of this astronomer. Who did John Paul II apologize to?
7. In May 2016, PM Justin gave this apology: "We can never know what your lives would have been like had your relatives been welcome to Canada." He was referring to foreign passengers who were denied entry into Canada in 1914. What *boat* were they on?
8. In 1993, Japan apologized for atrocities they committed and set up a fund to redress the trauma suffered. In 2007, Japan's PM Shinzo Abe denied the violations and then apologized for denying them. Who were the victims of these Japanese crimes?
9. Stephen Harper issued an apology to Chinese-Canadians in 2006 for the discriminatory "head tax". The tax ended when the government decided simply to bar all Chinese immigrants from entering the country instead. Within 2 years, when did *that* happen?
10. In 2010, British PM David Cameron apologized on behalf of the UK for what 1972 incident? Name or describe it.
* Game 7, Round 6 - Literature - English-Speaking Theater
1. Name the play in which you'd hear the following line: "To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."
2. Charles Marlow, free and easy with servant girls, is intimidated by women of his own class -- so, to catch him, Kate poses as a maid. Name the 1773 play or its author.
3. Eugene O'Neill's most highly-regarded drama concerns some 16 hours in the life of the retired actor James Tyrone, his morphine-addicted wife, and his two sons. Name the play.
4. "He has written a play in which nothing happens, twice." Which 1953 work was critic Vivian Mercier referring to?
5. The Puritan ban on theater ended when Charles II took the throne in 1660. English women could now act professionally and scripts were even permitted some sexual frankness. By what collective name are the humorous works of such playwrights as William Congreve, William Wycherley, and John Vanburgh best known?
6. Who wrote "Hay Fever", "Private Lives", and "Blithe Spirit"?
7. Who wrote "White Biting Dog", "Perfect Pie", and "Palace of the End"?
8. "She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile", says one character -- created by *which author* for his first play, "The Rivals"?
9. In Shakespeare's "Othello", the person that brings about the protagonist's ruin professes so many different motives for his nastiness that ultimately none are convincing. Name this enigmatic malcontent.
10. In 4 words, complete this quotation from "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams: "I have always depended on..." On what?
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> 1. The first capital of the Phoenicians (circa 1200-1000 BC), Byblos > is one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the world. > In what modern-day country is Byblos located?
Lebanon. (It's about 20 miles north of Beirut.) 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Erland, and Dan Tilque.
> 2. The power of Byblos waned with the rise of this southern Lebanese > city, whose most famous trading product was an eponymous royal > purple dye. Name the city.
Tyre. (Tyrian purple dye. It's about 50 miles south of Beirut.) 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, and Dan Tilque. 2 for Pete.
> an epic struggle for maritime power that lasted intermittently > for over a century and ended with the destruction of the last > capital of the Phoenicians. Name that city.
Carthage. (Tunis, Tunisia, is the modern city on the site.) 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Peter, Erland, Marc, Dan Tilque, and Calvin.
> as a quasi-independent city. Today, its ruins are considered > among the most spectacular of the ancient Mediterranean. > In what modern-day country is Leptis Magna located?
Libya. (It's about 65 miles east of Tripoli.) 4 for Joshua and Peter. 2 for Dan Blum and Pete.
> 5. The Phoenician settlement of Kiteon is today called Larnaca. > On what Mediterranean island can we find Larnaca?
Cyprus. (It's about 25 miles southeast of Nicosia.) 4 for Joshua, Erland, Dan Tilque, and Pete. 2 for Calvin.
> The Portuguese occupied it in 1471, only to give it in 1662 to > the English, who held it till 1684. By what name do we know > Tingi today?
Tangier (or Tangiers). 4 for Marc and Dan Tilque.
> 7. Another colony of <answer 3>, Karalis -- now Cagliari > ["Kal-YAR-ee"] -- is today the principal city of which > Italian island?
Sardinia (or Sardegna ["Sar-DEN-ya"]). 4 for Dan Blum, Peter, Erland, Marc, Dan Tilque, Calvin, and Pete. 3 for Joshua.
> 8. Which glamorous Spanish island resort started life as a > Phoenician port named Ibossim?
Ibiza. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Erland, Marc, and Pete. 2 for Calvin.
> city, lying on a spit on the Atlantic coast, is considered the > oldest Phoenician settlement still standing in Western Europe. > Name it.
Cádiz. 4 for Pete.
> 1200 BC. The trading post stood by the river estuary, near the > foot of the slope below the castle hill and the Sé Cathedral. > Name the city.
Lisbon. 4 for Dan Blum, Erland, Dan Tilque, and Pete. 3 for Calvin.
> * Game 7, Round 3 - Sports - -athlons
> All questions relate to so-called combined events or to the athletes > that excel at them.
This was the hardest round in the original game.
> 1. Before he was a general, he was an Olympian. In which combined > event did George S. Patton place 5th in 1912?
(Modern) pentathlon. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, Peter, Dan Tilque, Calvin, Pete, and Gareth.
> 2. Four of the skills tested in the modern pentathlon are > pistol-shooting, cross-country running, swimming, and show > jumping. Name the fifth.
Fencing. 4 for Joshua, Peter, Dan Tilque, Calvin, Pete, and Gareth.
> 3. The first leg of an Olympic triathlon consists of doing what > for 1.5 km?
Swimming. 4 for Joshua, Peter, Erland, Marc, Dan Tilque, Calvin, Pete, and Gareth. 2 for Dan Blum.
> 4. The first Olympic triathlons were held in 2000. Name the winner > of the men's event that year.
Simon Whitfield. 4 for Calvin.
> 5. Who won a biathlon bronze at the Albertville Olympics and two > golds in Lillehammer?
> 6. How many targets are contestants required to hit in each shooting > round of a biathlon?
5. 4 for Peter, Dan Tilque, Pete, and Gareth. 2 for Dan Blum.
> 7. The decathlon is scored on a points system. Who has racked up > the greatest number of points ever? Hint: Olympic gold medalist > in London and Rio.
Ashton Eaton. 4 for Peter and Gareth.
> 8. Canadian and Pan-Am champion Damian Warner holds decathlon bests > in 2 of the 10 events. One is the 110 m hurdles; what is > the other?
100 m. (His time is 10:15.) 3 for Peter and Pete. 2 for Gareth.
> 9. How many events are there in the Olympic track and field -athlon > for women?
Seven. 4 for Joshua, Peter, Erland, Marc, Dan Tilque, Calvin, Pete, and Gareth.
> 10. Regarding that last -athlon, which throwing event does it *not* > include that is part of the men's decathlon?
Discus. 4 for Peter, Marc, Calvin, Pete, and Gareth. 2 for Dan Blum.
Scores, if there are no errors:
GAME 7 ROUNDS-> 2 3 TOTALS TOPICS-> Geo Spo Pete Gayde 24 27 51 Dan Tilque 28 20 48 Peter Smyth 12 31 43 "Calvin" 15 24 39 Joshua Kreitzer 23 16 39 Dan Blum 26 10 36 Marc Dashevsky 20 12 32 Erland Sommarskog 24 8 32 Gareth Owen 0 30 30 Jason Kreitzer 0 0 0
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