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*?
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"Peter Smyth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>: 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
Calvin: > And odder still that it mentions a two stroke penalty...
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Jason Kreitzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>: 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
email@example.com (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.
> 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
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