this is rotating quiz #252. today is april 15th, 2017. at least for a few more minutes...
the winner will be the first choice to set rq 253, in a manner of their choosing.
please answer based only on your own knowledge; put all of your answers in a single posting, quoting the question before each one.
answer slates must be posted before 9pm edt (philadelphia/toronto time) on saturday, 2017-04-22, which gives a lot of time from the time of this posting.
in case of a tie, the first tiebreaker will be who scored on the hardest questions; and the second tiebreaker will be who posted first.
correct answers are worth 1 point each.
1. april gave birth to a healthy baby boy 2017-04-15. where?
2. 'tusk' was a hit song for what band?
3. what happened to a canadian man on a united airliunes flight from houston to calgary on april 8th?
4. the philadelphia museum of art hosted an exhibition for the works of what great painter in 2012?
5. what game includes play modes such as 'survival mode', 'hardcore mode', and 'story mode'?
6. icarly was a tv show from 2007-2012. who played carly?
7. who is known as the father of medicine?
8. what was dustin hoffman's character's name in 'rainman'?
9. what european nation's name means "little fortress"?
10. the edvard munch museum is located in what city?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Brader): Apr 15 08:47PM -0500
Stephen Perry: > 1. april gave birth to a healthy baby boy 2017-04-15. where?
IN A ZOO. UM, MIAMI?
> 2. 'tusk' was a hit song for what band?
> 3. what happened to a canadian man on a united airliunes flight > from houston to calgary on april 8th?
HE ARRIVED AT HIS DESTINATION WITHOUT BEING BEATEN UP?
> 4. the philadelphia museum of art hosted an exhibition for the works > of what great painter in 2012?
> 7. who is known as the father of medicine?
> 8. what was dustin hoffman's character's name in 'rainman'?
RAYMOND. LET'S SEE... RAYMOND BABBITT.
> 9. what european nation's name means "little fortress"?
INTERESTING QUESTION. I'LL GUESS LIECHTENSTEIN; I KNOW IT'S A FAMILY NAME, BUT IT COULD STILL HAVE A MEANING LIKE THAT AS WELL.
> 10. the edvard munch museum is located in what city?
OSLO. -- Mark Brader | "Hitler made an elementary error when he chose not to Toronto | dress his young National Socialists in lime-green catsuits email@example.com | laced with twinkling fairy lights." --Anthony Lane
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2016-12-06, 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*)".
In the original game you would have been shown a clip from the trailer advertising a James Bond movie. Here I've substituted an advertising poster for the same film (not necessarily from the original release), with the title and some other lettering removed. In each case, name the movie.
> 13. The percussionist for the Eagles was a notable exception, > writing and singing lead on hits like "Take it Easy" and > "Hotel California". Name him. Don Henley > 14. The drummer for the Band also provided lead vocals on such > hits as "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". > Name him. Levon Helm > 15. Name the drummer who also provided lead vocals on songs like > "Only Yesterday" and "We've Only Just Begun". Karen Carpenter
Dan Tilque <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Apr 16 01:25AM -0700
Mark Brader wrote: > case, you name the "Saturday Night Live" performer.
> He appeared in 14 Briers, 8 representing Ontario and 6 with New > Brunswick, winning the title twice. Also a 2-time world champ > in 1987 and 1993.
> than #3 in the rankings, he has three Grand Slam victories to > his credit, each time beating the world's #1 player. This year > it was Djokovic he beat at the US Open. Name him.
Stan Wawrinka. 4 for Peter, Erland, Gareth, and Pete.
> servers in the game. Though he has never won a Grand Slam title, > he made it to the final of this year's Wimbledon Championship, > losing to Andy Murray. Name him.
Milos Raonic. 4 for Gareth.
> back in 2011 to reach #4, was injured once more, and this year > returned yet again, losing a heartbreaking gold-medal match in > Rio to Andy Murray. Name him.
Juan Martín del Potro. 4 for Peter, Erland, and Gareth.
> 13. Founded in 1884, this city's soccer team had never won a > top-flight championship until last year, when they came out of > nowhere to win Britain's Premier League. Name the city.
Leicester. 4 for Peter, Erland, Gareth, and Pete.
> 14. We know the Maple Leafs have not won a Stanley Cup since 1967, > but at least they're not alone. One of the 1967 expansion > teams has *also* gone 49 years without a cup. Which one?
(The aptly named) St. Louis Blues. 4 for Dan and Pete.
The Vancouver Canucks were a popular wrong answer, but of course they didn't join the NHL until its *next* expansion, in 1970.
> 15. In Major League Baseball, 5 of the franchises founded in the > 1960s have likewise not yet won a World Series. Name *any one* > of them.
* Washington Senators (1961), later Texas Rangers (1972); * Houston Colt .45s (1962), later Houston Astros (1965); * Montreal Expos (1969), later Washington Nationals (2005); * Seattle Pilots (1969), later Milwaukee Brewers (1970); * San Diego Padres (1969). Any of these names was acceptable. So, 4 for Dan, Marc, Peter, Gareth, Pete, and Joshua.
The Seattle Mariners franchise was not founded until 1977.
Scores, if there are no errors:
FINAL ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 BEST TOPICS-> His Lit Sci Geo Spo THREE Bruce Bowler -- 32 60 28 -- 120 Joshua Kreitzer 39 34 20 32 12 105 Pete Gayde 6 28 -- 40 32 100 Peter Smyth 32 -- 36 28 32 100 Dan Tilque 28 16 48 16 8 92 Erland Sommarskog 20 8 11 40 27 87 Don Piven 28 -- 56 -- -- 84 "Calvin" 42 27 -- -- -- 69 Dan Blum 39 23 -- -- -- 62 Marc Dashevsky 20 20 -- 16 12 56 Gareth Owen -- -- -- -- 40 40 Jason Kreitzer 12 12 4 -- -- 28
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