Thursday, August 17, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 3 topics

Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Aug 16 09:24PM -0700

RGTers
 
Thanks to Mark for running RQ #264. Here is the sequel, Rotating Quiz #265. Its theme is American Presidents' lives. Listed below are 10 such presidents. Your task is to nominate the birth and death *year* for each one. So just respond with 2 years (birth, then death) under each president. A correct answer is worth 0 points, and you will lose 1 point for each year you are out by. The lowest total wins hosting rights for RQ #266. Good Luck!
 
1 George Washington
2 Thomas Jefferson
3 Abraham Lincoln
4 U.S. Grant
5 Bill Taft
6 Herbert Hoover
7 FDR
8 Dwight Eisenhower
9 Richard Nixon
10 Ronald Reagan
 
cheers,
calvin
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 17 01:50AM -0500

"Calvin":
> 1 George Washington
 
1720-1810.
 
> 2 Thomas Jefferson
 
1730-1824.
 
> 3 Abraham Lincoln
 
1812-1865.
 
> 4 U.S. Grant
 
1812-1890.
 
> 5 Bill Taft
 
1860-1920.
 
> 6 Herbert Hoover
 
1880-1945.
 
> 7 FDR
 
1880-1945.
 
> 8 Dwight Eisenhower
 
1890-1968.
 
> 9 Richard Nixon
 
1910-1990.
 
> 10 Ronald Reagan
 
1910-1999.
 
If this entry happens to win, due to travel plans the earliest I would be
able to start the next contest would be about August 29.
--
Mark Brader, Toronto | "Professor, I think I have a counterexample."
msb@vex.net | "That's all right; I have two proofs."
 
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Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Aug 16 07:14PM -0700

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:07:24 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> use this version of the handout:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
1.
> 2. Carcassonne.
2.
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
3.
> 4. Risk.
4.
> 5. Clue.
14.
> 6. King of Tokyo.
6.
> 7. Codenames.
7.
> 8. Forbidden Island.
8.
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
9.
> 10. Pandemic.
10.
 
> 4. Released in 1989, this Denys Arcand comedy-drama revolves around
> a group of actors who perform the Passion Play in a Quebec
> church. What is it called?
"Jesus of Montreal"
> TV program that specializes in mutilation, torture, and murder.
> He sets out to find more about it but finds himself morbidly
> changed. Name the film.
"Videodrome"
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 16 09:00PM -0500

Rotating Quiz #264 is ofter. Sadly, there were only 4 entrants.
The winner is the person posting as "Calvin", who scored more
than double the second-place finisher -- so, moderately hearty
congratulations!
 
Mark Brader:
> be accepted. (In two cases it's uncertain, or there's conflicting
> information, as to whether they do truly fit the theme or not.
> Don't worry about that; just assume they do.)
 
The theme, of course, was "named after animals".
 
> people answer correctly, they each get 6 points; if 3 do, they each
> get 4; and if all 4 get it, that's 3 points each. This should give
> you a strong incentive to answer the questions that nobody else can.
 
Since 4 was in fact the number of entrants, the scoring example is
exactly what was used.
 
 
1. Anaconda (part of the 1997 movie poster, title blurred out).
6 for Dan Blum and Calvin.
 
2. Bern or Berne (Switzerland, allegedly named after bears).
 
3. Jaguar (a recent or current year XF model, I think -- I lost the
URL where I found this exact image).
 
4. Osprey (otherwise known as a Boeing V-22). 6 for Dan Blum
and Dan Tilque.
 
5. Panther (WW2-era German tank, specifically a model G, preserved
in Belgium). 12 for Calvin. (The word "Panther" is the same in
German and English, whereas "Panzer" is simply German for "tank"
and therefore wrong. And even if you didn't know what they looked
like, it wasn't going to be a Tiger tank, their other best-known one,
because Tiger was used on #9.)
 
6. Scorpius, the Scorpion (constellation, of course; accepting
Scorpio). 6 for Marc and Calvin.
 
7. "Chayka" or "The Seagull" (play by Anton Chekhov).
 
8. Seal (singer, allegedly named after a seal in a children's book).
6 for Dan Blum and Calvin.
 
9. Tiger (Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson). 12 for Calvin.
(You only had to recognize the team logo.)
 
10. Wolverine (comic-book and later movie character). 4 for Dan Blum,
Dan Tilque, and Calvin.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTALS
 
"Calvin" 6 0 0 0 12 6 0 6 12 4 46
Dan Blum 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 4 22
Dan Tilque 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 10
Marc Dashevsky 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
 
12 0 0 12 12 12 0 12 12 12
 
 
Thanks to all who played, and it's over to Calvin for RQ 265.
--
Mark Brader | "...it's always easier to see the mud when it's
Toronto | coming toward your side rather than from your side."
msb@vex.net | --Mike Kruger
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 16 09:00PM -0500

[Reposting with the right subject line]
 
Rotating Quiz #264 is ofter. Sadly, there were only 4 entrants.
The winner is the person posting as "Calvin", who scored more
than double the second-place finisher -- so, moderately hearty
congratulations!
 
Mark Brader:
> be accepted. (In two cases it's uncertain, or there's conflicting
> information, as to whether they do truly fit the theme or not.
> Don't worry about that; just assume they do.)
 
The theme, of course, was "named after animals".
 
> people answer correctly, they each get 6 points; if 3 do, they each
> get 4; and if all 4 get it, that's 3 points each. This should give
> you a strong incentive to answer the questions that nobody else can.
 
Since 4 was in fact the number of entrants, the scoring example is
exactly what was used.
 
 
1. Anaconda (part of the 1997 movie poster, title blurred out).
6 for Dan Blum and Calvin.
 
2. Bern or Berne (Switzerland, allegedly named after bears).
 
3. Jaguar (a recent or current year XF model, I think -- I lost the
URL where I found this exact image).
 
4. Osprey (otherwise known as a Boeing V-22). 6 for Dan Blum
and Dan Tilque.
 
5. Panther (WW2-era German tank, specifically a model G, preserved
in Belgium). 12 for Calvin. (The word "Panther" is the same in
German and English, whereas "Panzer" is simply German for "tank"
and therefore wrong. And even if you didn't know what they looked
like, it wasn't going to be a Tiger tank, their other best-known one,
because Tiger was used on #9.)
 
6. Scorpius, the Scorpion (constellation, of course; accepting
Scorpio). 6 for Marc and Calvin.
 
7. "Chayka" or "The Seagull" (play by Anton Chekhov).
 
8. Seal (singer, allegedly named after a seal in a children's book).
6 for Dan Blum and Calvin.
 
9. Tiger (Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson). 12 for Calvin.
(You only had to recognize the team logo.)
 
10. Wolverine (comic-book and later movie character). 4 for Dan Blum,
Dan Tilque, and Calvin.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTALS
 
"Calvin" 6 0 0 0 12 6 0 6 12 4 46
Dan Blum 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 4 22
Dan Tilque 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 10
Marc Dashevsky 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
 
12 0 0 12 12 12 0 12 12 12
 
 
Thanks to all who played, and it's over to Calvin for RQ 265.
--
Mark Brader | "...it's always easier to see the mud when it's
Toronto | coming toward your side rather than from your side."
msb@vex.net | --Mike Kruger
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Aug 16 07:07PM -0700

On Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:00:13 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> Thanks to all who played, and it's over to Calvin for RQ 265.
 
Thanks, I guess. Should have something up by tomorrow.
 
cheers,
calvin
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 9 updates in 2 topics

tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Aug 15 01:44PM


> * Game 10, Round 4 - Sports - Board Games
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
 
15
 
> 2. Carcassonne.
 
17
 
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
 
5
 
> 4. Risk.
 
4
 
> 5. Clue.
 
14
 
> 6. King of Tokyo.
 
13
 
> 7. Codenames.
 
2
 
> 8. Forbidden Island.
 
9
 
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
 
8
 
> 10. Pandemic.
 
6
 
 
> 6. Atom Egoyan filmed this 1997 bummer about life in a small BC
> town after most of their children are lost in a school-bus
> accident. What is its title?
 
The Sweet Hereafter
 
> TV program that specializes in mutilation, torture, and murder.
> He sets out to find more about it but finds himself morbidly
> changed. Name the film.
 
Videodrome
 
> Minor, a stagecoach robber who is released from prison in 1901
> and goes on a tear to commit more robberies, this time on trains.
> What is it called?
 
The Great Train Robber
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Aug 15 01:47PM

> > He sets out to find more about it but finds himself morbidly
> > changed. Name the film.
 
> Videodrome
 
After checking I am pretty sure this is the correct answer, but it
came out in 1983. According to IMDB Cronenberg did not have any movie
come out in 1997.
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Aug 15 10:44AM -0500

In article <nK-dnbdo2fQaHA_EnZ2dnUU7-THNnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
> 2. Carcassonne.
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
5
 
> 4. Risk.
4
 
> 5. Clue.
14
 
 
> 6. Atom Egoyan filmed this 1997 bummer about life in a small BC
> town after most of their children are lost in a school-bus
> accident. What is its title?
The Sweet Hereafter
 
> TV program that specializes in mutilation, torture, and murder.
> He sets out to find more about it but finds himself morbidly
> changed. Name the film.
Videodrome (wrong year in question)
 
> Minor, a stagecoach robber who is released from prison in 1901
> and goes on a tear to commit more robberies, this time on trains.
> What is it called?
Grey Fox
 
 
--
Replace "usenet" with "marc" in the e-mail address.
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Aug 15 08:58PM +0200

> * Game 10, Round 4 - Sports - Board Games
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
 
18
 
> 2. Carcassonne.
 
14
 
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
 
5
 
> 4. Risk.
 
4 (The only one I know)
 
> 5. Clue.
 
2
 
> 6. King of Tokyo.
 
3
 
> 7. Codenames.
 
2
 
> 8. Forbidden Island.
 
15
 
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
 
6
 
> 10. Pandemic.
 
13
 
 
> * Game 10, Round 6 - Canadiana - Canadian Movies
 
Not bad! I've seen two out of ten, definitely above average!

> 4. Released in 1989, this Denys Arcand comedy-drama revolves around
> a group of actors who perform the Passion Play in a Quebec
> church. What is it called?
 
Jésus de Montréal
 
> 6. Atom Egoyan filmed this 1997 bummer about life in a small BC
> town after most of their children are lost in a school-bus
> accident. What is its title?
 
The Sweet Hereafter
 
(BC? I got the impression that it was actually in Northern US, which
surprised me when I learnt about it.)
 

 
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Aug 15 08:58PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> use this version of the handout:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
15
> 2. Carcassonne.
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
5
> 4. Risk.
4
> 5. Clue.
14
> 6. King of Tokyo.
> 7. Codenames.
2
> 8. Forbidden Island.
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
8
> 10. Pandemic.
6
> 16. Agricola.
> 17. Exploding Kittens.
> 18. Arkham Horror.
 
Peter Smyth
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Aug 16 01:23AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:nK-dnbdo2fQaHA_EnZ2dnUU7-
> use this version of the handout:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
 
15
 
> 2. Carcassonne.
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
> 4. Risk.
 
4
 
> 5. Clue.
 
3
 
> 6. King of Tokyo.
 
12
 
> 7. Codenames.
> 8. Forbidden Island.
 
5
 
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
 
8
 
> Minor, a stagecoach robber who is released from prison in 1901
> and goes on a tear to commit more robberies, this time on trains.
> What is it called?
 
Pete Gayde
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Aug 16 03:46AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:nK-dnbdo2fQaHA_EnZ2dnUU7-
> identify the picture on the handout:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games3.jpg
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
 
15; 3
 
> 2. Carcassonne.
 
1; 3
 
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
 
5; 15
 
> 4. Risk.
 
4
 
> 5. Clue.
 
14
 
> 6. King of Tokyo.
 
13
 
> 7. Codenames.
 
2
 
> 8. Forbidden Island.
 
13; 18
 
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
 
8
 
> 10. Pandemic.
 
6
 
> in recent years. Dolan was already acclaimed as a director
> when he made this 2014 feature about familial angst. It won
> the Jury Prize at Cannes that year. Name it.
 
"C.R.A.Z.Y."
 
> 2. Directed by Bruce McDonald and released in 1996, this
> mockumentary is about a fictional punk rock band touring
> western Canada. What is its title?
 
"Hard Core Logo"

> Lepage is set in 1952 and concerns Quebec City as it awaits
> the arrival of Alfred Hitchcock to shoot his movie "I Confess".
> Name it.
 
"Le confessionel"
 
> 4. Released in 1989, this Denys Arcand comedy-drama revolves around
> a group of actors who perform the Passion Play in a Quebec
> church. What is it called?
 
"Jesus of Montreal"

> 6. Atom Egoyan filmed this 1997 bummer about life in a small BC
> town after most of their children are lost in a school-bus
> accident. What is its title?
 
"The Sweet Hereafter"
 
> an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for this
> 2006 film about a husband dealing with his wife's Alzheimer's.
> Name it.
 
"Away with Her"

--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Aug 15 10:31PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> use this version of the handout:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
 
15
 
> 2. Carcassonne.
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
 
5
 
> 4. Risk.
 
4
 
> 5. Clue.
> 6. King of Tokyo.
 
13
 
> 7. Codenames.
 
2
 
> 8. Forbidden Island.
 
18
 
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
 
8
 
> 10. Pandemic.
 
6
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 15 09:23PM -0500

This is a reminder that Rotating Quiz #264, based on the following
array of images:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/rq/264.jpg
 
, is now in its last 21 hours.
 
The more the merrier! See the original posting for further details.
--
Mark Brader, Toronto "... pure English is de rigueur"
msb@vex.net -- Guardian Weekly
 
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 2 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 15 12:07AM -0500

Oops, I posted this first in the thread from the previous set.
If you see this version, please answer in this thread, but if
you answer in the other thread I'll accept it.
 
 
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-03-27,
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 5 Easy Pieces 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 - Sports - Board Games
 
This round concerns popular and relatively recent board games.
In each case, we will give the name of the game and you will
identify the picture on the handout:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games3.jpg
 
If you find that format inconveniently wide, you may alternatively
use this version of the handout:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
1. Puerto Rico.
2. Carcassonne.
3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
4. Risk.
5. Clue.
6. King of Tokyo.
7. Codenames.
8. Forbidden Island.
9. Ticket to Ride.
10. Pandemic.
 
So there were 8 decoys. Decode the rot13 if you would like to
identify them for fun, but for no points.
 
11. Dhvexyr.
12. Qbzvavba.
13. 7 Jbaqref.
14. Qvkvg.
15. Fznyy Jbeyq.
16. Ntevpbyn.
17. Rkcybqvat Xvggraf.
18. Nexunz Ubeebe.
 
 
* Game 10, Round 6 - Canadiana - Canadian Movies
 
Films made in Canada aren't always recognized in this country.
This round does its best to change that.
 
1. French-Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor Xavier
Dolan has become the toast of Cannes and other film festivals
in recent years. Dolan was already acclaimed as a director
when he made this 2014 feature about familial angst. It won
the Jury Prize at Cannes that year. Name it.
 
2. Directed by Bruce McDonald and released in 1996, this
mockumentary is about a fictional punk rock band touring
western Canada. What is its title?
 
3. Released in 1995, this feature-film debut of director Robert
Lepage is set in 1952 and concerns Quebec City as it awaits
the arrival of Alfred Hitchcock to shoot his movie "I Confess".
Name it.
 
4. Released in 1989, this Denys Arcand comedy-drama revolves around
a group of actors who perform the Passion Play in a Quebec
church. What is it called?
 
5. Considered a classic of Canadian cinema, this 1971 drama features
a teenage boy as he accompanies his uncle, an undertaker,
to pick up the body of a similar-aged boy. Name it.
 
6. Atom Egoyan filmed this 1997 bummer about life in a small BC
town after most of their children are lost in a school-bus
accident. What is its title?
 
7. David Cronenberg's 1997 science-fiction/horror film centres
on Max, a sleazeball broadcaster who comes across a Malaysian
TV program that specializes in mutilation, torture, and murder.
He sets out to find more about it but finds himself morbidly
changed. Name the film.
 
8. Yep, it had to be here. In this 1970 flick, Pete and Joey drive
to Toronto from Nova Scotia to look for jobs. Trouble ensues.
What is the movie's title?
 
9. Sarah Polley had a successful career as an actress, then turned
to direct and write movies to much acclaim, including garnering
an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for this
2006 film about a husband dealing with his wife's Alzheimer's.
Name it.
 
10. This 1982 biographical western tells the true story of Bill
Minor, a stagecoach robber who is released from prison in 1901
and goes on a tear to commit more robberies, this time on trains.
What is it called?
 
--
Mark Brader "It really was quite easy; it was the
Toronto explanations and banter that took
msb@vex.net all the time." --Steve Summit
 
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Aug 14 10:39PM -0700

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 3:07:24 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:

> use this version of the handout:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
> 1. Puerto Rico.
 
5, 15
 
> 2. Carcassonne.
> 3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
 
11
 
> 4. Risk.
 
4
 
> 5. Clue.
 
14
 
> 6. King of Tokyo.
 
9, 13
 
> 7. Codenames.
 
2
 
> 8. Forbidden Island.
 
5, 15
 
> 9. Ticket to Ride.
 
8
 
> 10. Pandemic.
 
1, 6
 

> * Game 10, Round 6 - Canadiana - Canadian Movies
 
Pass
 
 
cheers,
calvin
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Aug 14 01:13PM -0500

In article <3cGdnZnFAdRdFBPEnZ2dnUU7-d_NnZ2d@giganews.com>, msb@vex.net says...
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
9
 
> 6. Lucknow.
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
> 8. Agra.
6
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
NIH
 
> 7. A not-for-profit British organization, it received its Royal
> Charter in 1848. Its stated goal is to advance excellence in
> the chemical sciences.
Royal Society
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
Greenpeace
 
 
--
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Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Aug 15 12:57AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:3cGdnZnFAdRdFBPEnZ2dnUU7-
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
15; 9
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
2
 
> 3. Bhopal.
 
8; 16
 
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
8; 13
 
> 5. Jaipur.
 
8; 16
 
> 6. Lucknow.
 
4; 14
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
3
 
> 8. Agra.
 
12; 17
 
> 9. Ahmedabad.
 
12; 17
 
> 10. Nagpur.
 
1; 10
 
> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
National Institutes of Health
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
 
Greenpeace
 
 
Pete Gayde
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 15 12:01AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
#9. 4 for Joshua, Erland, Dan Tilque, and Marc. 3 for Dan Blum.
2 for Calvin and Pete.
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
#2. 4 for Joshua, Erland, Calvin, Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> 3. Bhopal.
 
#8. 3 for Pete.
 
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
#3. 4 for Joshua, Erland, and Jason.
 
> 5. Jaipur.
 
#5.
 
> 6. Lucknow.
 
#12. 3 for Calvin.
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
#4. 4 for Erland. 2 for Dan Blum.
 
> 8. Agra.
 
#6. 4 for Marc. 2 for Calvin.
 
> 9. Ahmedabad.
 
#11. 2 for Joshua.
 
> 10. Nagpur.
 
#13. 3 for Dan Blum. 2 for Joshua and Calvin.
 
> I think they are, and identify them on the map for fun, but for
> no points.
 
> 11. Ludhiana.
 
#1.
 
> 12. Surat.
 
#15.
 
> 13. Chennai (Madras).
 
#10. Erland got this.
 
> 14. Pune.
 
#14. Erland got this.
 
> 15. Indore.
 
#16.
 
> 16. Patna.
 
#7.
 
> 17. Kanpur.
 
#17.
 
 
 
> or institute. It might be Canadian, foreign, or international
> in nature. Except as noted you must give the *full name* of the
> organization in each case -- acronyms are not sufficient.
 
In the original game, this was the hardest round in the entire season.
 
> supporting industrial innovation to clients and partners and
> providing scientific and technical services. It also brings
> you the official 1:00 time signal.
 
National Research Council.
 
> 2. A Crown corporation, it is the country's largest nuclear science
> laboratory. It developed the CANDU reactor.
 
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
 
> based in Victoria. It is named for a German-Canadian physicist
> and chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1971. His name will
> be sufficient.
 
Gerhard Herzberg (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics).
 
> associations that regulate the engineering profession in Canada.
> The organization changed its name in 2007 as part of a rebranding
> exercise. What is its current name?
 
Engineers Canada.
 
> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 4 for Joshua,
Dan Tilque, and Pete.
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
National Institutes of Health. 4 for Joshua, Dan Blum, and Pete.
 
> 7. A not-for-profit British organization, it received its Royal
> Charter in 1848. Its stated goal is to advance excellence in
> the chemical sciences.
 
Royal Society of Chemistry. (Not the Royal Society: different group.)
3 for Dan Tilque.
 
By the way, the Royal Society, or in full the Royal Society of
London for Improving Natural Knowledge, goes back to 1660 -- its
early presidents included Isaac Newton.
 
> 8. This organization was established in 1922 in Brussels with
> 13 member countries, including Canada. Its goal is to promote
> international cooperation in physics.
 
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
 
> 9. Founded by scientists and students at MIT in 1969, this
> non-profit organization lobbies for scientific research to be
> focused on solving environmental and social problems.
 
Union of Concerned Scientists. 4 for Dan Blum.
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
 
Friends of the Earth was the expected answer, but Greenpeace comes
close to meeting the description also. Both groups took some time
to be formed, both during the period 1969-72, and both have branches
in dozens of countries, although Greenpeace has a fewer and the
self-description mentioned is indeed that of FOE. Greenpeace is an
advocacy group and not exactly a scientific organization like most
answers in this round, but then so is FOE. So I've decided to score
Greenpeace as almost correct. So, 3 for Erland, Dan Blum, Calvin,
Dan Tilque, Marc, and Pete.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 TOTALS
TOPICS-> Geo Sci
Joshua Kreitzer 16 8 24
Pete Gayde 9 11 20
Dan Blum 8 11 19
Erland Sommarskog 16 3 19
Dan Tilque 8 10 18
"Calvin" 13 3 16
Marc Dashevsky 8 3 11
Jason Kreitzer 4 0 4
 
--
Mark Brader "The great strength of the totalitarian state
Toronto is that it will force those who fear it
msb@vex.net to imitate it." -- Hitler (alleged)
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 15 12:05AM -0500

These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-03-27,
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 5 Easy Pieces 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 - Sports - Board Games
 
This round concerns popular and relatively recent board games.
In each case, we will give the name of the game and you will
identify the picture on the handout:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games3.jpg
 
If you find that format inconveniently wide, you may alternatively
use this version of the handout:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R4/games2.jpg
 
1. Puerto Rico.
2. Carcassonne.
3. Catan (formerly called Settlers of Catan).
4. Risk.
5. Clue.
6. King of Tokyo.
7. Codenames.
8. Forbidden Island.
9. Ticket to Ride.
10. Pandemic.
 
So there were 8 decoys. Decode the rot13 if you would like to
identify them for fun, but for no points.
 
11. Dhvexyr.
12. Qbzvavba.
13. 7 Jbaqref.
14. Qvkvg.
15. Fznyy Jbeyq.
16. Ntevpbyn.
17. Rkcybqvat Xvggraf.
18. Nexunz Ubeebe.
 
 
* Game 10, Round 6 - Canadiana - Canadian Movies
 
Films made in Canada aren't always recognized in this country.
This round does its best to change that.
 
1. French-Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor Xavier
Dolan has become the toast of Cannes and other film festivals
in recent years. Dolan was already acclaimed as a director
when he made this 2014 feature about familial angst. It won
the Jury Prize at Cannes that year. Name it.
 
2. Directed by Bruce McDonald and released in 1996, this
mockumentary is about a fictional punk rock band touring
western Canada. What is its title?
 
3. Released in 1995, this feature-film debut of director Robert
Lepage is set in 1952 and concerns Quebec City as it awaits
the arrival of Alfred Hitchcock to shoot his movie "I Confess".
Name it.
 
4. Released in 1989, this Denys Arcand comedy-drama revolves around
a group of actors who perform the Passion Play in a Quebec
church. What is it called?
 
5. Considered a classic of Canadian cinema, this 1971 drama features
a teenage boy as he accompanies his uncle, an undertaker,
to pick up the body of a similar-aged boy. Name it.
 
6. Atom Egoyan filmed this 1997 bummer about life in a small BC
town after most of their children are lost in a school-bus
accident. What is its title?
 
7. David Cronenberg's 1997 science-fiction/horror film centres
on Max, a sleazeball broadcaster who comes across a Malaysian
TV program that specializes in mutilation, torture, and murder.
He sets out to find more about it but finds himself morbidly
changed. Name the film.
 
8. Yep, it had to be here. In this 1970 flick, Pete and Joey drive
to Toronto from Nova Scotia to look for jobs. Trouble ensues.
What is the movie's title?
 
9. Sarah Polley had a successful career as an actress, then turned
to direct and write movies to much acclaim, including garnering
an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for this
2006 film about a husband dealing with his wife's Alzheimer's.
Name it.
 
10. This 1982 biographical western tells the true story of Bill
Minor, a stagecoach robber who is released from prison in 1901
and goes on a tear to commit more robberies, this time on trains.
What is it called?
 
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Toronto explanations and banter that took
msb@vex.net all the time." --Steve Summit
 
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 5 updates in 3 topics

Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Aug 13 04:45PM -0700

On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:53:25 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
16
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
1.
> 3. Bhopal.
2.
> 4. Hyderabad.
3.
> 5. Jaipur.
4.
> 6. Lucknow.
5.
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
6.
> 8. Agra.
7.
> 9. Ahmedabad.
8.
> 10. Nagpur.
9.
> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
North American Space Administration
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Aug 13 04:55PM -0700

On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:53:25 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
15, 9
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
2
 
> 3. Bhopal.
 
12, 17
 
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
5, 7
 
> 5. Jaipur.
 
16, 8
 
> 6. Lucknow.
 
12, 17
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
3
 
> 8. Agra.
 
1, 6
 
> 9. Ahmedabad.
 
14, 13
 
> 10. Nagpur.
 
14, 13
 
 

> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
 
National Aeronautical Space Agency
 
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
AMC, AHRC
 
 
> 7. A not-for-profit British organization, it received its Royal
> Charter in 1848. Its stated goal is to advance excellence in
> the chemical sciences.
 
The Royal Academy
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
 
Greenpeace
 
cheers,
calvin
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Aug 13 10:57PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
9
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
2
 
> 3. Bhopal.
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
11
 
> 5. Jaipur.
> 6. Lucknow.
 
1
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
7
 
> 8. Agra.
 
12
 
> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
 
> 7. A not-for-profit British organization, it received its Royal
> Charter in 1848. Its stated goal is to advance excellence in
> the chemical sciences.
 
Royal Chemistry Society
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
 
Greenpeace
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Aug 13 05:08PM -0700

On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:48:06 AM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
1. Anaconda
2. Berlin?
3. Looks like a Holden Commodore but presumably re-badged in the US. Cougar? Mustang?
4. Deathtrap :-)
5. Panther
6. Scorpio
7. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
8. Seal
9. Tiger?
10. Wolverine
 
 
The theme is animals.
 
cheers,
calvin
Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Aug 13 04:44PM -0700

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:06:14 PM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> > Germany
 
> I think the UK also qualifies, though it doesn't matter for CQ purposes
> since nobody gave that answer.
 
It's certainly arguable. Part of Namibia was part of the Cape Colony when it was a British colony.
 
cheers,
calvin
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 3 updates in 2 topics

Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Aug 12 07:42PM -0700

1.
2. Lyon
3. Cougar ?
4. Osprey
5. Tiger
6.
7.
8.
9.
10. Wolverine
 
--
Dan Tilque
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Aug 12 01:43PM +0200

> * Game 10, Round 2 - Geography - Cities in India
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
9
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
2.
 
> 3. Bhopal.
 
5.
 
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
3.
 
> 5. Jaipur.
 
11.
 
> 6. Lucknow.
 
7.
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
4.
 
> 8. Agra.
 
17.
 
> 9. Ahmedabad.
 
1.
 
> 10. Nagpur.
 
3.
 
> 13. Puraanv (Znqenf).
 
10.
 
> 14. Char.
 
14.
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
 
Greenpeace
 
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Aug 12 01:41PM


> * Game 10, Round 2 - Geography - Cities in India
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
9; 15
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
8; 16
 
> 3. Bhopal.
 
6; 5
 
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
13; 14
 
> 5. Jaipur.
 
2; 7
 
> 6. Lucknow.
 
11; 14
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
10; 4
 
> 8. Agra.
 
1; 5
 
> 9. Ahmedabad.
 
3; 4
 
> 10. Nagpur.
 
13; 3
 
> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
 
National Aviation and Space Administration
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
National Institutes of Health
 
> 9. Founded by scientists and students at MIT in 1969, this
> non-profit organization lobbies for scientific research to be
> focused on solving environmental and social problems.
 
Union of Concerned Scientists
 
> in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
> and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
> network.
 
Greenpeace
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 6 updates in 4 topics

Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Aug 11 08:17PM -0700

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:25:51 AM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> for Best Play. One of his works that won a Best Play Tony was
> "Death of a Salesman". What was the other? Hint: It concerns
> evil doings in Salem, Massachusetts.
"The Crucible"
> Named Desire". What is the title of the play that he won his
> other Pulitzer for? Hint: Its characters include Margaret
> (better known as Maggie), her husband Brick, and Big Daddy.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
> by Samuel Beckett, John Lennon, Sam Shepard, Jules Feiffer,
> and Edna O'Brien, among others, it also featured a great deal
> of nudity. What was it called?
"Oh! Calcutta"
> 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. What is
> the title of this last play and movie? It might actually be
> a stage hit, unlike the three first-mentioned adaptations.
"Groundhog Day"
> title ever of any production on the Great White Way -- an amazing
> 26 words! Give the full title if you like, but it's better
> known by a much-shortened 2-word title, and that will suffice.
"The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade"
> the talents of the early 20th-century ragtime and jazz pioneer
> pianist who composed "King Porter Stomp", "Wolverine Blues", and
> "Black Bottom Stomp." Name either the musical or its subject.
Scott Joplin?
 
> Ancona is the capital of the Italian region of Marche ["MARK-eh"].
> Here are two questions about the capitals of other regions of Italy.
 
> D1. What northern Italian city is the capital of Lombardy?
Salo?
 
> E2. Which tallest and heaviest species of penguin is endemic
> to Antarctica and is the only penguin species to breed in
> the Antarctic winter?
Emperor Penguins
 
> F1. Fredric March won his first Academy Award when he starred
> in the 1931 film adaptation of which Robert Louis Stevenson
> novella?
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
> co-starred with Myrna Loy in which film about three US
> servicemen readjusting to life after returning from the
> Second World War?
"The Best Years of Our Lives"
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 12 01:34AM -0500

Mark Brader:
> and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information
> see my 2016-11-26 companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
And now Game 9 is over and the winner is JOSHUA KREITZER.
Hearty congratulations, sir!
 
 
> In 2006 another Canadian production -- a parody of 1920s musicals
> -- was the toast of Broadway and won five Tony Awards. What is
> its title?
 
"The Drowsy Chaperone". 4 for Joshua.
 
> was a sensation off-Broadway but couldn't deliver its earlier
> excitement when it moved to Broadway. Name either the title
> of the musical or that president.
 
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson". "Jackson" was sufficient.
4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Erland, Dan Tilque, Pete, and Joshua.
 
> for Best Play. One of his works that won a Best Play Tony was
> "Death of a Salesman". What was the other? Hint: It concerns
> evil doings in Salem, Massachusetts.
 
"The Crucible". 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Calvin, Pete, Joshua,
and Jason.
 
> Named Desire". What is the title of the play that he won his
> other Pulitzer for? Hint: Its characters include Margaret
> (better known as Maggie), her husband Brick, and Big Daddy.
 
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Calvin, Joshua,
and Jason.
 
> by Samuel Beckett, John Lennon, Sam Shepard, Jules Feiffer,
> and Edna O'Brien, among others, it also featured a great deal
> of nudity. What was it called?
 
"Oh! Calcutta!" 4 for Peter, Marc, Erland, Pete, Joshua, and Jason.
 
> 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. What is
> the title of this last play and movie? It might actually be
> a stage hit, unlike the three first-mentioned adaptations.
 
"Groundhog Day". 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Calvin, Pete, Joshua,
and Jason.
 
> title ever of any production on the Great White Way -- an amazing
> 26 words! Give the full title if you like, but it's better
> known by a much-shortened 2-word title, and that will suffice.
 
"The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed
by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the
Marquis de Sade" -- or "Marat/Sade". 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Joshua,
and Jason (who did give the full title).
 
> the talents of the early 20th-century ragtime and jazz pioneer
> pianist who composed "King Porter Stomp", "Wolverine Blues", and
> "Black Bottom Stomp." Name either the musical or its subject.
 
"Jelly's Last Jam", Jelly Roll Morton. 4 for Joshua.
 
> 2007, the most any non-musical play has ever won. Its Czech-born
> British author has had many other Broadway and West End
> successes. Who is he?
 
Tom Stoppard. 4 for Peter, Calvin, and Joshua.
 
> "The Producers" was also tied for most nominations -- 15 --
> with "Billy Elliot". Lee Hall wrote the book and lyrics for
> "Billy Elliot". Who wrote its music?
 
Elton John. 4 for Peter and Joshua.
 
As Joshua Kreitzer noticed, the unnecessary information included in
this question is self-contradictory. "The Producers" does hold the
record for the most Tonys, but the correct number is 12, not 16.
Incidentally, the 15 nominations were in only 12 categories --
5 different cast members were nominated -- so unless there was a tie,
12 Tonys was the most it *could* have won.
 
 
> dunk by Lorenzo Charles. The team it beat was dubbed Phi
> Slamma Jamma and featured NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler
> and Akeem Olajuwon. Name the losing college.
 
University of Houston. 4 for Joshua.
 
> another huge upset, beating Georgetown and future NBA
> star Patrick Ewing. The winning team was coached by he
> charismatic Rollie Massimino. Name the winning school.
 
Villanova. 4 for Dan Blum, Dan Tilque, Pete, and Joshua.
 
 
> * B. History: [When the] Saints [Go Marching In]
 
> According to Catholics, who is the patron saint of...
 
> B1. ...travelers?
 
St. Christopher. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Dan Tilque, Calvin,
and Pete.
 
> B2. ...lost articles and missing persons?
 
St. Anthony. 4 for Dan Tilque and Pete.
 
 
> * C. Literature: March Hare ("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")
 
> C1. Who stands trial for the theft of the tarts?
 
Knave of Hearts. I scored "Jack of Hearts" as almost correct,
since that phrase is the modern name of the same card but is not
the one used in the book. 4 for Dan Blum. 3 for Dan Tilque.
 
> C2. When Alice plays croquet, what is she given to use as
> a mallet?
 
Flamingo. (And the ball is a hedgehog.) 4 for Peter, Dan Blum,
and Calvin.
 
 
 
> Ancona is the capital of the Italian region of Marche ["MARK-eh"].
> Here are two questions about the capitals of other regions of Italy.
 
> D1. What northern Italian city is the capital of Lombardy?
 
Milan. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Erland, Dan Tilque, Calvin, Pete,
and Joshua. 2 for Peter.
 
> D2. What city is the capital of Sicily?
 
Palermo. 4 for Dan Blum, Marc, Erland, Calvin, Pete, and Joshua.
 
 
 
> E1. Which archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 km off the
> coast of Ecuador, is home to the northernmost penguin
> colonies?
 
Galápagos Islands. 4 for Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Erland, Dan Tilque,
Calvin, Pete, and Joshua.
 
> E2. Which tallest and heaviest species of penguin is endemic
> to Antarctica and is the only penguin species to breed in
> the Antarctic winter?
 
Emperor penguin. 4 for everyone -- Peter, Dan Blum, Marc, Erland,
Dan Tilque, Calvin, Pete, Joshua, and Jason.
 
 
 
> F1. Fredric March won his first Academy Award when he starred
> in the 1931 film adaptation of which Robert Louis Stevenson
> novella?
 
"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". 4 for Marc, Joshua,
and Jason. 2 for Calvin.
 
> co-starred with Myrna Loy in which film about three US
> servicemen readjusting to life after returning from the
> Second World War?
 
"The Best Years of Our Lives". 4 for Marc, Pete, Joshua, and Jason.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 9 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
TOPICS-> His Sci Ent Geo Spo Can Art Cha SIX
Joshua Kreitzer 36 2 33 20 8 4 40 32 169
Marc Dashevsky 36 28 12 16 12 0 24 28 144
Dan Blum 33 9 0 21 8 0 20 32 123
Pete Gayde 24 21 12 12 16 0 16 32 121
"Calvin" 27 13 0 17 12 0 16 26 111
Dan Tilque 36 0 4 12 12 0 4 27 95
Peter Smyth 16 0 15 12 8 0 24 18 93
Erland Sommarskog -- -- 12 16 12 0 8 16 64
Jason Kreitzer 16 0 -- -- 8 0 20 12 56
Bruce Bowler 32 19 -- -- -- -- -- -- 51
 
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msb@vex.net | when you know you cannot trust them." --Chess
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Aug 11 11:53PM -0500

I'll score the last set of Game 9 in a couple of hours, and those
questions remain open until then.
 
These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2017-03-27,
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 5 Easy Pieces 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 2 - Geography - Cities in India
 
We will give you the name of a city in India, and sometimes a
former name in parentheses. You will answer with that city's
number on the handout map:
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
1. Mumbai (Bombay).
2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
3. Bhopal.
4. Hyderabad.
5. Jaipur.
6. Lucknow.
7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
8. Agra.
9. Ahmedabad.
10. Nagpur.
 
So there were 7 decoys, but no list of them was supplied to me.
Decode the rot13 if you would like to see the list of what cities
I think they are, and identify them on the map for fun, but for
no points.
 
11. Yhquvnan.
12. Fheng.
13. Puraanv (Znqenf).
14. Char.
15. Vaqber.
16. Cngan.
17. Xnache.
 
 
* Game 10, Round 3 - Science - Scientific Organizations
 
From the clues, name the scientific organization, agency,
or institute. It might be Canadian, foreign, or international
in nature. Except as noted you must give the *full name* of the
organization in each case -- acronyms are not sufficient.
 
1. This Canadian government agency is a leading player in
supporting industrial innovation to clients and partners and
providing scientific and technical services. It also brings
you the official 1:00 time signal.
 
2. A Crown corporation, it is the country's largest nuclear science
laboratory. It developed the CANDU reactor.
 
3. This astrophysics institute is affiliated with <answer 1> and is
based in Victoria. It is named for a German-Canadian physicist
and chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1971. His name will
be sufficient.
 
4. It is the national organization for provincial and territorial
associations that regulate the engineering profession in Canada.
The organization changed its name in 2007 as part of a rebranding
exercise. What is its current name?
 
5. This high-profile US government agency is well known, and
its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
But what is the full name of this agency?
 
6. Nearly 150 scientists who went on to be sole or shared winners
of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
7. A not-for-profit British organization, it received its Royal
Charter in 1848. Its stated goal is to advance excellence in
the chemical sciences.
 
8. This organization was established in 1922 in Brussels with
13 member countries, including Canada. Its goal is to promote
international cooperation in physics.
 
9. Founded by scientists and students at MIT in 1969, this
non-profit organization lobbies for scientific research to be
focused on solving environmental and social problems.
 
10. This international environmental group has member organizations
in 75 countries, including Canada. It was founded in 1971
and calls itself the world's largest grassroots environmental
network.
 
--
Mark Brader "All this government stuff, in other words,
Toronto is not reading matter, but prefabricated
msb@vex.net parts of quarrels." -- Rudolf Flesch
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Aug 12 05:23AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:3cGdnZnFAdRdFBPEnZ2dnUU7-
> number on the handout map:
 
> http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/G10R2/map.jpg
 
> 1. Mumbai (Bombay).
 
9
 
> 2. Kolkata (Calcutta).
 
2
 
> 3. Bhopal.
 
5; 6
 
> 4. Hyderabad.
 
3
 
> 5. Jaipur.
 
11; 15
 
> 6. Lucknow.
 
11; 15
 
> 7. Bengaluru (Bangalore).
 
8; 16
 
> 8. Agra.
 
17; 12
 
> 9. Ahmedabad.
 
1; 11
 
> 10. Nagpur.
 
4; 13
 
> its exploits have been featured in Hollywood films, including
> one directed by Ron Howard. It is best known by its acronym.
> But what is the full name of this agency?
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(I wonder if this question is much tougher than its writer thought it
was.)
 
> of Nobel Prizes received funding from this large US government
> agency established in the late 1800s. Its focus is on medical
> research and it has an annual budget of $32,000,000,000.
 
National Institutes of Health
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
gromit82@hotmail.com
"Chris F.A. Johnson" <cfajohnson@cfaj.ca>: Aug 11 06:03PM -0400

On 2017-08-10, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Which legendary character of English folklore is a more dangerous man than the Sheriff of Nottingham? A hired assassin who tries to kill Robin Hood, he is also a rival for Maid Marion's love.
 
Guy of Gisborne
 
> 2 In which sport can misconduct see a player receive a yellow, red or green card?
 
Football (a.k.a. soccer)
 
> 3 The city of Malaga is located in which European country?
 
Spain
 
> 4 Who directed "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)?
 
David Lean
 
> 5 The Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths are important concepts in which religion?
 
Buddhism
 
> 6 In the Tour de France, which rider wears the polka dot jersey?
> 7 In which US city was the 1987 Brian de Palma film 'The Untouchables' set?
 
Chicago
 
> 8 Which Chilean General overthrew Salvador Allende in 1973?
 
Pinochet
 
> 9 Though first released in 1976, the dystopian rock song "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" has undergone something of a revival this year. Which American singer-songwriter wrote and originally recorded it?
> 10 Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music for "Evita", but who wrote the lyrics?
 
Sondheim
 
--
Chris F.A. Johnson
Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Aug 11 09:23AM -0500

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