Thursday, March 30, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 14 updates in 5 topics

Don Piven <don@piven.net>: Mar 29 12:35PM -0500

On 3/28/17 21:01, Dan Blum wrote:
> German and Austro-Hungarian occupation forces, the White Army, and the
> Red Army quite successfully for several years, but was forced into
> exile after helping the Bolsheviks defeat General Wrangel.
 
Leon Trotsky
 
> collisions and had several fires, the last of which sank it - but is
> probably best known for its 1985 hijacking by members of the Palestine
> Liberation Front.
 
Achille Lauro
 
> et Juliette." He was also an extremely influential conductor despite
> never having a permanent position; later in life he did conducting
> tours of various countries.
 
Hector Berlioz
 
> Civilization and We Sold Our Souls For Rock 'n Roll, but is also
> well-known (if possibly not in the same way) for her feature films;
> these include The Beverly Hillbillies, Black Sheep, and Wayne's World.
 
Penelope Spheeris
 
> separated by the International Date Line despite being less than 3
> miles apart (at their closest). One is owned by Russia and the other
> by the US. What are they called as a pair (in English)?
 
Big and Little Diomede
 
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 29 07:58PM +0200

> German and Austro-Hungarian occupation forces, the White Army, and the
> Red Army quite successfully for several years, but was forced into
> exile after helping the Bolsheviks defeat General Wrangel.
 
Stepan Bandera. No it's not, but I put this down before I had read
the question properly. Right country. Wrong war.

 
> election. She is currently the administrator of the United Nations
> Development Programme and was a candidate for secretary-general last
> year.
 
Helene Clark
 
> in the Netherlands and one of the most successful European clubs
> overall; they are one of five awarded a permanent European Cup (after
> their third consecutive title, which occurred in 1973).
 
Ajax

 
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Mar 29 03:57PM -0700

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:01:18 PM UTC+10, Dan Blum wrote:
 
> et Juliette." He was also an extremely influential conductor despite
> never having a permanent position; later in life he did conducting
> tours of various countries.
 
St Saens
 
> election. She is currently the administrator of the United Nations
> Development Programme and was a candidate for secretary-general last
> year.
 
Clark
 
> separated by the International Date Line despite being less than 3
> miles apart (at their closest). One is owned by Russia and the other
> by the US. What are they called as a pair (in English)?
 
Diomedes
 
> in the Netherlands and one of the most successful European clubs
> overall; they are one of five awarded a permanent European Cup (after
> their third consecutive title, which occurred in 1973).
 
Ajax
 
> 10. This is the third and final section of the small intestine in
> mammals, reptiles, and bird.
 
 
cheers,
calvin
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 30 12:21AM -0700

Dan Blum wrote:
> collisions and had several fires, the last of which sank it - but is
> probably best known for its 1985 hijacking by members of the Palestine
> Liberation Front.
 
Achilles Lauro
 
> did a fair amount of television work, both acting and directing; she
> was the only woman to direct episodes of the original Twilight Zone
> series.
 
Helen Hayes ??
 
> separated by the International Date Line despite being less than 3
> miles apart (at their closest). One is owned by Russia and the other
> by the US. What are they called as a pair (in English)?
 
Diomede Islands
 
> their third consecutive title, which occurred in 1973).
 
> 10. This is the third and final section of the small intestine in
> mammals, reptiles, and bird.
 
ileum
 
Theme is the Trojan War and it let me guess an answer.
 
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"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Mar 29 03:37PM

Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
> to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
> percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
KFC
> more than the next seven highest countries combined, he also
> found time to tweet his anger over a video by a well-known
> hip-hop performer. Who was Trump tweeting about?
Eminem, Dr Dre
> political statements, has canceled trips to the US for its
> youthful members because of the policies of Donald Trump.
> Name the organization.
Scouts
> 5. This major Hollywood star disclosed that he just came out of
> rehab for alcohol abuse. He is 44 years old. Name him.
Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio
> 6. She's on the cover of "Vanity Fair" this month and is threatening
> to sue over the hacking of nude photos that were posted online.
> Name the actress.
Jennifer Lawrence
> 7. This poet and playwright from St. Lucia, who also won the Nobel
> Prize for Literature, died at the age of 87. Name him.
Walcott
> at age 81. He played with everyone from Muddy Waters and
> Howlin' Wolf to Led Zeppelin. His nickname was "Mr. Superharp".
> Name him.
Bleeding Gums Murphy
> 9. Continuing a family tradition, this Toronto city councillor
> had the lowest office expenses of any of his colleagues last
> year. Name him.
Ford
> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
> and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
> no longer be part of the game.
Shoe
> heart condition. His past is controversial, but he was also part
> of the peace process in the late 1990s. For the past decade he
> served as deputy first minister for Northern Ireland. Name him.
Martin McGuinness
> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
Red
> morning. Tweets included "We are totally Russian hackers but
> we love POTUS", "Trump is our lord and savior", and "Can't
> stump the Trump". Name the news outlet.
CNN, New York Times
 
> 8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
> Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
> the competition?
USA
> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
> services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
> author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
Neil Gorsuch
> 10. "America First" President Donald Trump has granted a permit
> to build the Keystone XL pipeline -- to which non-American
> company?
 
 
Peter Smyth
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Mar 29 04:44PM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:X7idnfSLYfmjMEfFnZ2dnUU7-
 
> 2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
> to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
> percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
 
Chik-fil-A
 
> more than the next seven highest countries combined, he also
> found time to tweet his anger over a video by a well-known
> hip-hop performer. Who was Trump tweeting about?
 
Chance the Rapper
 
> political statements, has canceled trips to the US for its
> youthful members because of the policies of Donald Trump.
> Name the organization.
 
Girl Guides; Boy Scouts
 
 
> 6. She's on the cover of "Vanity Fair" this month and is threatening
> to sue over the hacking of nude photos that were posted online.
> Name the actress.
 
Jennifer Lawrence
 
> at age 81. He played with everyone from Muddy Waters and
> Howlin' Wolf to Led Zeppelin. His nickname was "Mr. Superharp".
> Name him.
 
Cooper
 
> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
> and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
> no longer be part of the game.
 
Thimble
 
> heart condition. His past is controversial, but he was also part
> of the peace process in the late 1990s. For the past decade he
> served as deputy first minister for Northern Ireland. Name him.
 
McGuinness
 
 
> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
Pink
 
> morning. Tweets included "We are totally Russian hackers but
> we love POTUS", "Trump is our lord and savior", and "Can't
> stump the Trump". Name the news outlet.
 
Bloomberg; Associated Press
 
 
> 8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
> Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
> the competition?
 
United States
 
> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
> services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
> author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
Gorsuch
 
 
> 10. "America First" President Donald Trump has granted a permit
> to build the Keystone XL pipeline -- to which non-American
> company?
 
Pete Gayde
 
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 30 12:04AM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
> to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
> percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
 
Subway
 
> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
> and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
> no longer be part of the game.
 
iron
 
 
> 2. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty to charges in a Calgary court.
> He was arrested in December and found to have been three times
> over the legal alcohol limit when he arrived at work to do what?
 
person who gives road tests for drivers' licenses
 
 
> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
pink
 
 
> 8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
> Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
> the competition?
 
USA
 
> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
> services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
> author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
Gorsuch
 
 
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Mar 29 03:52PM -0700

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:40:21 AM UTC+10, Mark Brader wrote:

> part of its title. It may be a country, province, state, city,
> town, etc. In each case give the full movie title.
 
> 1. 2002: Jennifer Lopez cleans up nicely.
 
Maid in Manhattan
 
> 2. 2011: Owen Wilson stays up late.
> 3. 2001: Geoffrey Rush fabricates lies out of whole cloth.
 
Salem
 
> 4. 1997: Brad Pitt takes his time learning to be selfless.
 
Something to do with Nepal iirc
 
> 5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
 
Leaving Las Vegas
 
> 6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
 
Moscow on the Hudson
 
> 7. 1997: Guy Pearce uncovers a secret.
 
LA Confidential
 
> prominent roles, awards, and award nominations to his credit.
 
> C1. What person from history did Fassbender play in the movie
> "A Dangerous Method" (2011)?
 
Jung
 
 
> * D. Electric Cars
 
> D1. The best-selling all-electric car is made by Nissan.
> What is the model name?
 
Prion
 
> D2. The 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car"? was
> about a vehicle called the EV1. Which company manufactured
> and leased the EV1 between 1996 and 1999?
 
Honda, Toyota
 
 
 
> F1. I did my best, it wasn't much.
> I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch.
> I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you.
 
Hallelujah
 
> a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss,
> the Gates of Love they budged an inch.
> I can't say much has happened since.
 
Dance me to the end of love
 
cheers,
calvin
Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Mar 30 02:08AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:x4SdnfhZedmSM0fFnZ2dnUU7-
> part of its title. It may be a country, province, state, city,
> town, etc. In each case give the full movie title.
 
> 1. 2002: Jennifer Lopez cleans up nicely.
 
Maid in Manhattan
 
> 4. 1997: Brad Pitt takes his time learning to be selfless.
> 5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
> 6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
 
Good Morning, Vietnam
 
 
> B1. The basic logo is a red shield bearing the image of a spade
> and the initials GS for Gabriel Seidlmayr, the developer
> of lager beer as we know it.
 
Spaten
 
 
> B2. Founded by royalty, now owned by the state of Bavaria,
> this beer bears a crown and a ligature of the initials HB
> on its label.
 
Hofbrau
 
 
> C2. Fassbender has appeared in three films directed by Steve
> McQueen. In the third, his portrayal of Edwin Epps won
> Fassbender an Oscar nomination. Name the movie.
 
12 Years a Slave
 
 
> * D. Electric Cars
 
> D1. The best-selling all-electric car is made by Nissan.
> What is the model name?
 
Leaf
 
 
> D2. The 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car"? was
> about a vehicle called the EV1. Which company manufactured
> and leased the EV1 between 1996 and 1999?
 
Ford; Chevrolet
 
 
> E1. Suppose you want a hunk of fried cheese flambéed at your
> table; what word would you look for in the menu of a Toronto
> Greek restaurant?
 
Saganaki
 
 
> E2. If fasolakia is ordered in a Greek restaurant, what vegetable
> would you expect to appear?
 
Spinach
 
 
> F1. I did my best, it wasn't much.
> I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch.
> I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you.
 
Hallelujan
 
> I can't say much has happened since.
 
> After completing the round, please decode the rot13: vs lbh fnvq
> "ornaf" sbe nal nafjre, cyrnfr tb onpx naq or zber fcrpvsvp.
 
Pete Gayde
 
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 29 11:57PM -0700

Mark Brader wrote:
 
> 4. 1997: Brad Pitt takes his time learning to be selfless.
> 5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
> 6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
 
Good Morning, Vietnam
 
 
> * D. Electric Cars
 
> D1. The best-selling all-electric car is made by Nissan.
> What is the model name?
 
Leaf
 
 
> D2. The 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car"? was
> about a vehicle called the EV1. Which company manufactured
> and leased the EV1 between 1996 and 1999?
 
General Motors
 
 
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Calvin <334152@gmail.com>: Mar 29 03:08PM -0700

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:27:35 AM UTC+10, Dan Tilque wrote:
> have been included.
 
> I predict that he's either going to ignore this objection or refuse to
> fix things. It's his way.
 
I accept that the wording around Syria could have been clearer, but the dates leave no room for doubt as to what is the only correct answer.
 
cheers,
calvin
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 29 10:37PM -0500

Dan Tilque:
>>>> credit.
 
>> I predict that he's either going to ignore this objection or refuse to
>> fix things. It's his way.
 
That seems a bit snarky; Calvin often amends his initial scoring.
 
"Calvin":
> I accept that the wording around Syria could have been clearer, but the
> dates leave no room for doubt as to what is the only correct answer.
 
There was a comma after "5 major battles", meaning that the reader
could safely assume that the list of dates was secondary information.
I have no idea as to which Syrian cities have had how many battles,
but if Dan's facts are correct then I certainly think the two cities
he names should be scored as correct.
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Toronto | you know, tell it exactly the way it happened."
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Pete Gayde <pagrsg@wowway.com>: Mar 29 04:02PM

Calvin <334152@gmail.com> wrote in
 
> 1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
 
Apple
 
> 2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
 
4
 
> 3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
 
Shark
 
> 4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which
> former US president?
 
Hoover
 
> 5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
 
Cabbage
 
> 6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on
> 6th of June 1553 only to be executed 8 months later?
 
Anne Boleyn
 
> 7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
 
Birmingham
 
> 8 Which
> hit song of 1973 includes the following line: "While the other kids
> were Rocking Round the Clock."?
 
Crocodile Rock
 
> 9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack
> film (which won seven Oscars ) does most of the action take place
> almost precisely on the equator?
 
The Year of Living Dangerously
 
 
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Marc Dashevsky <usenet@MarcDashevsky.com>: Mar 29 07:20PM -0400

In article <1ce72a9c-fe89-4f17-9c0d-ee6a56831668@googlegroups.com>, 334152@gmail.com says...
 
> 1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
Apple
 
> 2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
4
 
> 3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
frog
 
> 4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which former US president?
Hoover
 
> 5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
cabbage
 
> 6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on 6th of June 1553 only to be executed 8 months later?
Jane Grey
 
> 7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
Manchester
 
> 8 Which hit song of 1973 includes the following line: "While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock."?
Crocodile Rock
 
> 9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack film (which won seven Oscars ) does most of the action take place almost precisely on the equator?
Out Of Africa
 
 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Digest for rec.games.trivia@googlegroups.com - 18 updates in 6 topics

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 28 01:40PM -0500

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*)".
 
This set of questions is running concurrently with the final
regular-season current-events set from the current season.
 
 
** Game 10, Round 9 - Entertainment - Place-Name Movies
 
Given the year and a somewhat cryptic description of a movie, you
name the movie. The movie name will have the name of a place as
part of its title. It may be a country, province, state, city,
town, etc. In each case give the full movie title.
 
1. 2002: Jennifer Lopez cleans up nicely.
2. 2011: Owen Wilson stays up late.
3. 2001: Geoffrey Rush fabricates lies out of whole cloth.
4. 1997: Brad Pitt takes his time learning to be selfless.
5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
7. 1997: Guy Pearce uncovers a secret.
8. 2007: Russell Crowe misses his train.
9. 2004: Don Cheadle checks out.
10. 2002: Daniel Day-Lewis wears colors.
 
 
** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge Round
 
 
* A. Pre-Confederation Governor-Generals
 
As you no doubt know, the name of Lord Seaton (who was GG 1837-38)
was John Colborne. Give the names of the following. The surname
will do.
 
A1. Lord Durham (GG 1838-39).
A2. Lord Elgin (GG 1847-54).
 
 
* B. Munich Beers
 
In each case, name the *brewery*.
 
B1. The basic logo is a red shield bearing the image of a spade
and the initials GS for Gabriel Seidlmayr, the developer
of lager beer as we know it.
 
B2. Founded by royalty, now owned by the state of Bavaria,
this beer bears a crown and a ligature of the initials HB
on its label.
 
 
* C. Michael Fassbender
 
Not yet 40, this Irish-German actor already has a number of
prominent roles, awards, and award nominations to his credit.
 
C1. What person from history did Fassbender play in the movie
"A Dangerous Method" (2011)?
 
C2. Fassbender has appeared in three films directed by Steve
McQueen. In the third, his portrayal of Edwin Epps won
Fassbender an Oscar nomination. Name the movie.
 
 
* D. Electric Cars
 
D1. The best-selling all-electric car is made by Nissan.
What is the model name?
 
D2. The 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car"? was
about a vehicle called the EV1. Which company manufactured
and leased the EV1 between 1996 and 1999?
 
 
* E. Greek Cuisine
 
E1. Suppose you want a hunk of fried cheese flambéed at your
table; what word would you look for in the menu of a Toronto
Greek restaurant?
 
E2. If fasolakia is ordered in a Greek restaurant, what vegetable
would you expect to appear?
 
 
* F. Leonard Cohen Lyrics
 
No Nobel Prize, but not too shabby a poet. We'll quote a few lines
from a Cohen song; you give the song title. No singing, humming,
or whistling, please!
 
F1. I did my best, it wasn't much.
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch.
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you.
 
F2. And I swear it happened just like this:
a sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss,
the Gates of Love they budged an inch.
I can't say much has happened since.
 
 
After completing the round, please decode the rot13: vs lbh fnvq
"ornaf" sbe nal nafjre, cyrnfr tb onpx naq or zber fcrpvsvp.
 
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tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Mar 28 07:45PM


> ** Game 10, Round 9 - Entertainment - Place-Name Movies
 
> 1. 2002: Jennifer Lopez cleans up nicely.
 
Maid in Manhattan
 
> 3. 2001: Geoffrey Rush fabricates lies out of whole cloth.
 
The Tailor of Panama
 
> 4. 1997: Brad Pitt takes his time learning to be selfless.
 
Seven Years in Tibet
 
> 5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
 
Leaving Las Vegas
 
> 6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
 
Good Morning Vietnam
 
> 7. 1997: Guy Pearce uncovers a secret.
 
L.A. Confidential
 
> 9. 2004: Don Cheadle checks out.
 
Hotel Rwanda
 
 
 
> * D. Electric Cars
 
> D1. The best-selling all-electric car is made by Nissan.
> What is the model name?
 
Leaf
 
> D2. The 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car"? was
> about a vehicle called the EV1. Which company manufactured
> and leased the EV1 between 1996 and 1999?
 
General Motors
 
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Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Mar 28 05:06PM -0700

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:40:21 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> part of its title. It may be a country, province, state, city,
> town, etc. In each case give the full movie title.
 
> 1. 2002: Jennifer Lopez cleans up nicely.
Jersey Girl
> 2. 2011: Owen Wilson stays up late.
Shanghai Nights
> 3. 2001: Geoffrey Rush fabricates lies out of whole cloth.
> 4. 1997: Brad Pitt takes his time learning to be selfless.
Seven Years in Tibet
> 5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
Leaving Las Vegas
> 6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
Good Morning Vietnam
> 7. 1997: Guy Pearce uncovers a secret.
> 8. 2007: Russell Crowe misses his train.
> 9. 2004: Don Cheadle checks out.
Hotel Rwanda
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Mar 29 07:01AM

msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:x4SdnfhZedmSM0fFnZ2dnUU7-
> part of its title. It may be a country, province, state, city,
> town, etc. In each case give the full movie title.
 
> 1. 2002: Jennifer Lopez cleans up nicely.
 
"Maid in Manhattan"
 
> 2. 2011: Owen Wilson stays up late.
 
"Midnight in Paris"
 
> 3. 2001: Geoffrey Rush fabricates lies out of whole cloth.
 
"The Tailor of Panama"
 
> 5. 1995: Nicolas Cage must go.
 
"Leaving Las Vegas"
 
> 6: 1987: Robin Williams opens his eyes.
 
"Good Morning Vietnam"
 
> 7. 1997: Guy Pearce uncovers a secret.
 
"L.A. Confidential"
 
> 8. 2007: Russell Crowe misses his train.
 
"The Taking of Pelham 123"
 
> 9. 2004: Don Cheadle checks out.
 
"Hotel Rwanda"
 
> prominent roles, awards, and award nominations to his credit.
 
> C1. What person from history did Fassbender play in the movie
> "A Dangerous Method" (2011)?
 
Sigmund Freud
 
> C2. Fassbender has appeared in three films directed by Steve
> McQueen. In the third, his portrayal of Edwin Epps won
> Fassbender an Oscar nomination. Name the movie.
 
"Shame"

> * D. Electric Cars
 
> D1. The best-selling all-electric car is made by Nissan.
> What is the model name?
 
Volt
 
> D2. The 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car"? was
> about a vehicle called the EV1. Which company manufactured
> and leased the EV1 between 1996 and 1999?
 
General Motors

 
> E1. Suppose you want a hunk of fried cheese flambéed at your
> table; what word would you look for in the menu of a Toronto
> Greek restaurant?
 
saganaki

 
> F1. I did my best, it wasn't much.
> I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch.
> I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you.
 
"Hallelujah"

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ArenEss <areness1@yahoo.com>: Mar 28 10:06AM -0500

On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:27:11 -0700 (PDT), Calvin <334152@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
 
>1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
Apple
 
>2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
4
 
>3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
Shark?
 
>4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which former US president?
Hoover Dam
 
>5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
Cabbage
 
>6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on 6th of June 1553 only to be executed 8 months later?
Lady Jane Grey
 
>7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
Birmingham
 
>8 Which hit song of 1973 includes the following line: "While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock."?
Crocodile Rock, by Sir Elton John
 
>9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack film (which won seven Oscars ) does most of the action take place almost precisely on the equator?
Out Of Africa (with that ho hum actress Meryl Streep)
 
>10 Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston had a hit with "When You Believe" from the soundtrack to which 1998 DreamWorks animated film?
Antz?
 
 
 
>cheers,
>calvin
 
ArenEss
Gareth Owen <gwowen@gmail.com>: Mar 29 06:57AM +0100


> 1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
 
Apple
 
> 2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
 
Four
 
> 3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
 
Shark
 
> 4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which
> former US president?
 
Hoover
 
> 5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
 
Cabbage
 
> 6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on 6th of June 1553 only
> to be executed 8 months later?
 
Lady Jane Grey?
 
> 7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
 
Birmingham
 
> 8 Which hit song of 1973 includes the following line: "While the other
> kids were Rocking Round the Clock."?
 
Crocodile Rock
 
> 9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack film (which won seven Oscars ) does
> most of the action take place almost precisely on the equator?
 
Out of Africa
 
> 10 Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston had a hit with "When You Believe"
> from the soundtrack to which 1998 DreamWorks animated film?
 
??The Incredibles??
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Mar 29 02:01AM

This is Rotating Quiz #250. Entries must be posted by Tuesday,
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I could actually get this done in a reasonable period of
time). However, you may find it helps.
 
The theme does not affect the scoring, which is 2 points per question,
or 1 point for a misspelled or otherwise sufficiently close but not
quite correct answer. If the answer is a person's name only the
surname is required, but if any other part of the name is given it
must be correct or no points will be awarded. If the answer is not a
person's name then all words must be included.
 
In case of a tie, the first tiebreaker will be whoever scored the most
points on the hardest questions (defined post-facto as the ones which
the fewest people got any points on). Second tiebreaker will be
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1. This Ukrainian anarchist led the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army
of Ukraine (the "Black Army") against Ukrainian Nationalist forces,
German and Austro-Hungarian occupation forces, the White Army, and the
Red Army quite successfully for several years, but was forced into
exile after helping the Bolsheviks defeat General Wrangel.
 
2. This cruise ship never had good luck - it was involved in two
collisions and had several fires, the last of which sank it - but is
probably best known for its 1985 hijacking by members of the Palestine
Liberation Front.
 
3. This French Romantic composer's best-known works include "Symphonie
fantastique," "La damnation de Faust," and the choral symphony "Romeo
et Juliette." He was also an extremely influential conductor despite
never having a permanent position; later in life he did conducting
tours of various countries.
 
4. This Anglo-American actress appeared in many Hollywood movies of
the 1930s and 40s, including High Sierra, The Hard Way, and Drive By
Night. She also directed a number of movies in the 1950s and 60s; she
was the first woman to direct a film noir (The Hitch-Hiker). She also
did a fair amount of television work, both acting and directing; she
was the only woman to direct episodes of the original Twilight Zone
series.
 
5. This is the pen name of author Judith Rumelt, under which she has
written the popular young adult series The Mortal Instruments
(beginning with City of Bone) and The Infernal Devices (beginning with
Clockwork Angel). She is also co-writing The Magisterium series with
Holly Black.
 
6. This American director and screenwriter is well-known for her rock
documentaries which include the three parts of The Decline of Western
Civilization and We Sold Our Souls For Rock 'n Roll, but is also
well-known (if possibly not in the same way) for her feature films;
these include The Beverly Hillbillies, Black Sheep, and Wayne's World.
 
7. This New Zealand politician served three terms as prime minister;
she is the only woman to beomc prime minister there via a general
election. She is currently the administrator of the United Nations
Development Programme and was a candidate for secretary-general last
year.
 
8. This pair of islands in the Bering Strait are known for being
separated by the International Date Line despite being less than 3
miles apart (at their closest). One is owned by Russia and the other
by the US. What are they called as a pair (in English)?
 
9. This Amsterdam-based football (soccer) club is the most successful
in the Netherlands and one of the most successful European clubs
overall; they are one of five awarded a permanent European Cup (after
their third consecutive title, which occurred in 1973).
 
10. This is the third and final section of the small intestine in
mammals, reptiles, and bird.
 
 
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 29 12:28AM -0500

Dan Blum:
> collisions and had several fires, the last of which sank it - but is
> probably best known for its 1985 hijacking by members of the Palestine
> Liberation Front.
 
Achille Lauro.

> et Juliette." He was also an extremely influential conductor despite
> never having a permanent position; later in life he did conducting
> tours of various countries.
 
Berlioz.

> did a fair amount of television work, both acting and directing; she
> was the only woman to direct episodes of the original Twilight Zone
> series.
 
Lupino?

> election. She is currently the administrator of the United Nations
> Development Programme and was a candidate for secretary-general last
> year.
 
McCarthy? (No, I didn't think so.)

> separated by the International Date Line despite being less than 3
> miles apart (at their closest). One is owned by Russia and the other
> by the US. What are they called as a pair (in English)?
 
Diomede Is.

> 10. This is the third and final section of the small intestine in
> mammals, reptiles, and bird.
 
Jejunum? (I suppose it's the middle section.)
--
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msb@vex.net | --Lawrence Block, "The Burglar in the Library"
 
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msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 28 01:36PM -0500

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give the answers that were correct on that date.
 
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 in a single followup to the newsgroup,
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.
 
(The last set of regular-season rounds from the preceding season
will be posted very shortly and will run concurrently with this set.)
 
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 9 (2017-03-20), Round 1 - Current Events
 
1. The shares of this large Canadian pharmaceutical company plunged
to an all-time low after a billionaire investor sold his stake.
Questions about its financial disclosure have resulted in
its share price dropping 95% from its high in 2015. Name the
company.
 
2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
 
3. During a week in which Donald Trump pledged to ramp up the US
military budget, even though the United States already spends
more than the next seven highest countries combined, he also
found time to tweet his anger over a video by a well-known
hip-hop performer. Who was Trump tweeting about?
 
4. The Canadian branch of this organization, not known for
political statements, has canceled trips to the US for its
youthful members because of the policies of Donald Trump.
Name the organization.
 
5. This major Hollywood star disclosed that he just came out of
rehab for alcohol abuse. He is 44 years old. Name him.
 
6. She's on the cover of "Vanity Fair" this month and is threatening
to sue over the hacking of nude photos that were posted online.
Name the actress.
 
7. This poet and playwright from St. Lucia, who also won the Nobel
Prize for Literature, died at the age of 87. Name him.
 
8. A Grammy-Award-winning blues harmonica legend died in Texas
at age 81. He played with everyone from Muddy Waters and
Howlin' Wolf to Led Zeppelin. His nickname was "Mr. Superharp".
Name him.
 
9. Continuing a family tradition, this Toronto city councillor
had the lowest office expenses of any of his colleagues last
year. Name him.
 
10. After soliciting votes online, the makers of Monopoly are
replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
no longer be part of the game.
 
 
* Game 10 (2017-03-27), Round 1 - Current Events
 
1. Toronto police have been called in after the city's auditor
found evidence of possible bid-rigging in municipal contracts
for what type of work? Be sufficiently specific.
 
2. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty to charges in a Calgary court.
He was arrested in December and found to have been three times
over the legal alcohol limit when he arrived at work to do what?
 
3. She was a panelist on CBC TV's "Front Page Challenge" for
33 years, and a radio host on CFRB for nearly as long.
She died at the age of 91. Name her.
 
4. This IRA-leader-turned-politician died at the age of 66 of a
heart condition. His past is controversial, but he was also part
of the peace process in the late 1990s. For the past decade he
served as deputy first minister for Northern Ireland. Name him.
 
5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
6. A major US news outlet had its Twitter feed hacked last Thursday
morning. Tweets included "We are totally Russian hackers but
we love POTUS", "Trump is our lord and savior", and "Can't
stump the Trump". Name the news outlet.
 
7. This 28-year-old Canadian swimmer has retired. He won bronze and
silver in the 1,500 m freestyle in two Olympics and also 8 medals
in world championships. Who is he?
 
8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
the competition?
 
9. The US Supreme Court unanimously overturned a lower-court ruling
that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
10. "America First" President Donald Trump has granted a permit
to build the Keystone XL pipeline -- to which non-American
company?
 
--
Mark Brader, Toronto "Suspicion breeds confidence."
msb@vex.net -- BRAZIL
 
My text in this article is in the public domain.
Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Mar 28 07:26PM

On Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:36:46 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
> to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
> percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
 
Subway
 
> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin, and
> a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will no longer
> be part of the game.
 
Thimble
 
 
> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
Red
 
> morning. Tweets included "We are totally Russian hackers but we love
> POTUS", "Trump is our lord and savior", and "Can't stump the Trump".
> Name the news outlet.
 
CNN; MSNBC
 
> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal services
> for autistic children. What's interesting is the author of the
> lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
Gorsuch
 
tool@panix.com (Dan Blum): Mar 28 07:40PM


> 2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
> to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
> percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
 
Subway
 
> more than the next seven highest countries combined, he also
> found time to tweet his anger over a video by a well-known
> hip-hop performer. Who was Trump tweeting about?
 
Kanye West
 
> political statements, has canceled trips to the US for its
> youthful members because of the policies of Donald Trump.
> Name the organization.
 
Boy Scouts
 
> 5. This major Hollywood star disclosed that he just came out of
> rehab for alcohol abuse. He is 44 years old. Name him.
 
Ben Affleck
 
> 6. She's on the cover of "Vanity Fair" this month and is threatening
> to sue over the hacking of nude photos that were posted online.
> Name the actress.
 
Scarlett Johanssen
 
> 7. This poet and playwright from St. Lucia, who also won the Nobel
> Prize for Literature, died at the age of 87. Name him.
 
Derek Walcott
 
> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
> and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
> no longer be part of the game.
 
iron
 
 
> 2. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty to charges in a Calgary court.
> He was arrested in December and found to have been three times
> over the legal alcohol limit when he arrived at work to do what?
 
administer driving tests
 
> heart condition. His past is controversial, but he was also part
> of the peace process in the late 1990s. For the past decade he
> served as deputy first minister for Northern Ireland. Name him.
 
Gerry Adams
 
> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
red; purple
 
> morning. Tweets included "We are totally Russian hackers but
> we love POTUS", "Trump is our lord and savior", and "Can't
> stump the Trump". Name the news outlet.
 
CNN; MSNBC
 
> 8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
> Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
> the competition?
 
Japan; Dominican Republic
 
> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
> services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
> author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
Gorsuch
 
> 10. "America First" President Donald Trump has granted a permit
> to build the Keystone XL pipeline -- to which non-American
> company?
 
Royal Dutch
 
--
_______________________________________________________________________
Dan Blum tool@panix.com
"I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 28 11:05PM +0200

> more than the next seven highest countries combined, he also
> found time to tweet his anger over a video by a well-known
> hip-hop performer. Who was Trump tweeting about?
 
JayZ
 
> 7. This poet and playwright from St. Lucia, who also won the Nobel
> Prize for Literature, died at the age of 87. Name him.
 
Damn! Had they asked for the country, I would have known. But
the name?
 
> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
> and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
> no longer be part of the game.
 
The one that you put on your finger when you're sewing is one of them.

 
> 1. Toronto police have been called in after the city's auditor
> found evidence of possible bid-rigging in municipal contracts
> for what type of work? Be sufficiently specific.
 
Asphalting. (That's the usual bid-rigging object over here.)

> heart condition. His past is controversial, but he was also part
> of the peace process in the late 1990s. For the past decade he
> served as deputy first minister for Northern Ireland. Name him.
 
McMillan

> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
Pink

> morning. Tweets included "We are totally Russian hackers but
> we love POTUS", "Trump is our lord and savior", and "Can't
> stump the Trump". Name the news outlet.
 
New York Times

> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
> services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
> author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
Betty DeVos

> 10. "America First" President Donald Trump has granted a permit
> to build the Keystone XL pipeline -- to which non-American
> company?
 
Royal Dutch Shell
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
Jason Kreitzer <jk71875@gmail.com>: Mar 28 05:09PM -0700

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:36:51 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> more than the next seven highest countries combined, he also
> found time to tweet his anger over a video by a well-known
> hip-hop performer. Who was Trump tweeting about?
Snoop Dogg shooting a toy gun at a picture of Trump.
 
> 8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
> Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
> the competition?
USA
Joshua Kreitzer <gromit82@hotmail.com>: Mar 28 06:24PM -0700

On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:36:51 PM UTC-5, Mark Brader wrote:
 
 
> 2. This fast-food chain has served notice in court that it intends
> to sue CBC-TV and its show Marketplace over claims about the
> percentage of chicken in its chicken sandwiches. Name the chain.
 
Subway
 
> 7. This poet and playwright from St. Lucia, who also won the Nobel
> Prize for Literature, died at the age of 87. Name him.
 
Derek Wolcott

> 9. Continuing a family tradition, this Toronto city councillor
> had the lowest office expenses of any of his colleagues last
> year. Name him.
 
Ford

> replacing three game pieces with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin,
> and a rubber ducky. Name any of the existing tokens that will
> no longer be part of the game.
 
thimble

 
> 2. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty to charges in a Calgary court.
> He was arrested in December and found to have been three times
> over the legal alcohol limit when he arrived at work to do what?
 
fly an airplane
 
> heart condition. His past is controversial, but he was also part
> of the peace process in the late 1990s. For the past decade he
> served as deputy first minister for Northern Ireland. Name him.
 
McGuinness (?)

> 5. Apple has announced product changes, including a special-edition
> iPhone. Some of the proceeds will benefit AIDS research.
> What color is this special-edition iPhone?
 
red
 
> 8. The World Baseball Classic wrapped up last week with a Toronto
> Blue Jay playing a key role in the final. Which country won
> the competition?
 
USA

> that found that public schools only have to provide minimal
> services for autistic children. What's interesting is the
> author of the lower-court ruling. Who was that?
 
I suspect that the answer being sought was Neil Gorsuch, but I believe that isn't correct. I don't believe that the particular ruling under appeal was a Gorsuch opinion. However, I don't know who the actual author was.
 
--
Joshua Kreitzer
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Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 28 11:27AM -0700

Erland Sommarskog wrote:
>> credit.
 
> I think I was considering Aleppo, but 2016 seemed to be missing from the
> list of years.
 
That was something like the 8th battle or siege of Aleppo. His question
set probably pre-dates that battle and it's unlikely to have been
updated. So even if Aleppo was the expected answer, it probably wouldn't
have been included.
 
I predict that he's either going to ignore this objection or refuse to
fix things. It's his way.
 
--
Dan Tilque
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 28 10:54PM +0200

> set probably pre-dates that battle and it's unlikely to have been
> updated. So even if Aleppo was the expected answer, it probably wouldn't
> have been included.
 
Might be. My point was anyway that he was not entirely off this time.
"Syrian" does not necessarily have to mean "In the current state of
Syria".
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 28 02:25PM -0700

Erland Sommarskog wrote:
 
> Might be. My point was anyway that he was not entirely off this time.
> "Syrian" does not necessarily have to mean "In the current state of
> Syria".
 
Historically, the name Syria was most commonly applied to the entire
eastern Mediteranean area south of Asia Minor and north of the Sinai. So
the question could have been talking about Jerusalem, Beirut, Gaza, or
Amman. But I don't think that would be very fair to do so. It should
just be about cities currently in the state of Syria.
 
--
Dan Tilque
msb@vex.net (Mark Brader): Mar 28 01:38PM -0500

Mark Brader:
> Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
 
> * Game 10, Round 7 - Science - It's Your Body
 
> 1. What mineral is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones?
 
Iodine was the expected answer, as the hormones contain it, but iron
is also correct, as the reactions that produce them involve at least
one iron compound. So, 4 for Joshua, Marc, Don, Dan Blum, Peter,
Dan Tilque, Jason, Calvin, and Bruce.
 
> 2. During childbirth, which hormone is released to produce uterine
> contractions?
 
Oxytocin. 4 for Joshua, Don, and Bruce.
 
> 3. Red blood cells are produced where in the body?
 
Bone marrow. 4 for Joshua, Marc, Don, Dan Blum, Pete, Peter,
Dan Tilque, Calvin, and Bruce.
 
> 4. In the "fight or flight" response, the hormone epinephrine is
> released by which gland(s)?
 
Adrenal (hence its other name, adrenaline). 4 for Joshua, Marc,
Don, Dan Blum, Peter, and Jason. 2 for Calvin.
 
> 5. Which organ in the immune system recycles iron, removes old red
> blood cells, and holds a reserve of blood that can be used in
> case of hemorrhagic shock?
 
Spleen. 4 for Joshua, Marc, Dan Blum, Peter, and Bruce. 3 for Pete.
 
> 6. The Rh factor of blood was discovered by immunizing rabbits
> with red blood cells from which other animal?
 
Rhesus monkey. (Both words required.) 4 for Joshua, Marc, Don,
Dan Blum, Pete, Peter, and Bruce.
 
> 7. The liver produces which alkaline compound that aids in digestion
> via the emulsification of lipids?
 
Bile. 4 for Marc, Don, Dan Blum, Dan Tilque, and Calvin.
 
> 8. The testes are the main component in the male reproductive
> system. In which *other* body system do they play an important
> part?
 
Endocrine. (Also accepting hormonal. They produce androgens,
primarily testosterone.) 4 for Don, Dan Blum, Peter, and Dan Tilque.
3 for Calvin.
 
> 9. Gigantism is a rare condition which occurs when too much growth
> hormone is produced by which gland(s)?
 
Pituitary. 4 for Joshua, Marc, Don, Dan Blum, Pete, Peter, and Bruce.
3 for Calvin.
 
> 10. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. What is the
> largest *internal* organ, by mass?
 
Liver. 4 for Joshua, Marc, Don, Peter, Dan Tilque, Calvin, and Bruce.
3 for Dan Blum.
 
 
> who according to the act was "the first Black Canadian to be
> elected as Member of Parliament..., to be appointed as Cabinet
> minister and to be appointed Lieutenant Governor". Who?
 
Lincoln Alexander.
 
> 2. What event in 1965 is commemorated every February 15?
 
Adoption of the Canadian flag. 4 for Joshua.
 
In the original game it said "major event". Sheesh.
 
> Sir John A. Macdonald Day is set as January 11 -- the day of
> his birth in 1815. The other PM is also commemorated on the
> anniversary of his birth: November 20, 1841. Who's that?
 
Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
 
> together against a common enemy." Now every year on that day,
> the flag on the Peace Tower is flown at half-mast. What day
> is April 9?
 
Vimy Ridge Day. I accepted "Battle of Vimy Day". 4 for Joshua.
 
> History Month. There are two other months designated to
> celebrate the achievements of an ethnic group. One is May,
> the other is June. Name either group.
 
Asians, aboriginals. I decided to score too-specific answers as
almost correct, and "First Nations" only includes those aboriginals
who we used to call (and who in many official usages still are called)
Indians. So, 3 for Joshua, Don, Dan Blum, Peter, and Dan Tilque.
 
> 6. By what other name is the Fête Nationale known?
 
St-Jean-Baptiste Day. (The "nation" in question is Quebec.)
 
> 7. July 28 is proclaimed the Day of Commemoration of the Great
> Upheaval. This day remembers events from over 250 years ago.
> What was the Great Upheaval?
 
The deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia. 4 for Marc.
 
As I said on 2016-09-15 in connection with QFTCI16 Game 7, Round 2,
where one of the questions was about the group's flag:
 
The Acadians descend from people who were French colonists in what
is now Nova Scotia. After it became a British colony, there was a
period when they were suspected of disloyalty and deported to other
British colonies (unless they successfully hid from the British).
Eventually they were welcomed back, often settling in the other
colonies that are now Atlantic Canada; however, some chose to go to
the French colony of Louisiana, where they became known as "Cajuns".
 
> 8. The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against
> Women falls on the anniversary of a tragic day in our recent
> history. On what date does this day occur?
 
December 6. (The 1989 mass murder at Montreal's École Polytechnique.)
 
> Parliament affirmed Canadian autonomy and recognized the
> practical independence of the dominions. What was the name of
> that act?
 
The Statute of Westminster. I scored "Treaty of Westminster"
as almost correct; an act of Parliament would not be a treaty,
but you were only asked for the name. 4 for Joshua. 3 for Peter.
 
> 10. The date of Yom ha-Shoah is determined by a lunar calendar.
> It's a remembrance day for what event?
 
The Holocaust. 4 for Joshua, Marc, Don, Peter, and Jason.
 
 
Scores, if there are no errors:
 
GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
TOPICS-> Can Spo His Lit Sci Can FOUR
Joshua Kreitzer 12 12 32 32 32 19 115
Dan Blum 16 10 32 23 35 3 106
Dan Tilque 20 12 36 20 20 3 96
Peter Smyth 0 32 12 16 32 10 92
"Calvin" 0 22 25 16 24 0 87
Don Piven 23 12 -- -- 36 7 78
Marc Dashevsky 4 4 20 16 32 8 76
Pete Gayde 9 20 20 16 15 0 71
Bruce Bowler 8 19 8 12 28 0 67
Erland Sommarskog 4 12 23 8 -- -- 47
Jason Kreitzer 0 0 8 20 8 4 40
 
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Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 27 11:11PM +0200

>> > 145BC, 218 AD, 613, 1097 and 1268?
>> Antioch
 
> And I should have acknowledged Erland's singleton here.
 
I will have to confess that was very much of a guess.
 
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Mar 27 03:35PM -0700

On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 11:53:40 PM UTC-4, Calvin wrote:
 
> And I should have acknowledged Erland's singleton here.
 
> cheers,
> calvin
 
from whence comes the holy hand grenade! (whatever that means)
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 27 10:31PM -0700

Calvin wrote:
 
>>> 3 Which Syrian city has lent its name to 5 major battles, in 145BC, 218 AD, 613, 1097 and 1268?
>> Antioch
 
> And I should have acknowledged Erland's singleton here.
 
Instead, you should acknowledge that you goofed up on that one. Antioch
is currently some ruins near Antakya, Turkey. Yes, it's *near* Syria,
but Turkey owns that corner of the Levant.
 
--
Dan Tilque
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 27 11:53PM -0700

Dan Tilque wrote:
 
> Instead, you should acknowledge that you goofed up on that one. Antioch
> is currently some ruins near Antakya, Turkey. Yes, it's *near* Syria,
> but Turkey owns that corner of the Levant.
 
I should also mention that both Aleppo and Damascus (answers given by
various people) have at least 5 battles each, although not in those
years. So at the very least, people who gave those answers should get
credit.
 
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Dan Tilque
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 28 07:11AM

> various people) have at least 5 battles each, although not in those
> years. So at the very least, people who gave those answers should get
> credit.
 
I think I was considering Aleppo, but 2016 seemed to be missing from the
list of years.
 
I'm not sure that the question would have been any simpler if Calvin had
said Turkish city. In fact that would also have been wrong since it is not
a city today. But it seems that when it was a city, it could be described
as "Syrian". I find this sentence in Wikiepedia: " It was one of the four
cities of the Syrian tetrapolis".
 
It would have been different if Calvin had said "Which city in Syria...",
but he didn't.
 
 
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Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Mar 27 01:08PM

On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:27:11 -0700, Calvin wrote:
 
> 1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
 
Apple
 
> 2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
 
4
 
> 3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
 
finches
 
> 4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which
former
> US president?
 
Hoover
 
> 5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
 
Cabbage
 
> 6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on 6th of June 1553
only to
> be executed 8 months later?
> 7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
 
Leeds
 
> 8 Which hit song of 1973 includes the following line: "While the
other
> kids were Rocking Round the Clock."?
 
American Pie
 
> 9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack film (which won seven Oscars ) does
most
"Peter Smyth" <smythp@gmail.com>: Mar 27 01:54PM

Calvin wrote:
 
 
> 1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
Apple
> 2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
Four
> 3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
 
> 4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which
> former US president?
Herbert Hoover
> 5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
Cabbage
> 6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on 6th of June 1553 only
> to be executed 8 months later?
Lady Jane Grey
> 7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
Birmingham
> other kids were Rocking Round the Clock."?
 
> 9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack film (which won seven Oscars ) does
> most of the action take place almost precisely on the equator?
Out of Africa
> 10 Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston had a hit with "When You Believe"
> from the soundtrack to which 1998 DreamWorks animated film?
Prince of Egypt
 
Peter Smyth
Erland Sommarskog <esquel@sommarskog.se>: Mar 27 11:12PM +0200

>> "Rescue at Entebbe"?
 
> In case you were curious about that answer, I'll explain where it
> came from.
 
Yeah, it's not common to see you fail on a movie question. I also feel a
little bad for not making this one, given that I had a question on it
in my most recent rotating quiz.
 
--
Erland Sommarskog, Stockholm, esquel@sommarskog.se
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Mar 27 03:40PM -0700

On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:46:08 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> Toronto That's more than I can say about most
> msb@vex.net people I know." -- Frimbo
 
> My text in this article is in the public domain.
 
Uncle Steve laughed at this and said you forgot to generalize your answer.
 
I think you guys are strange.
Dan Tilque <dtilque@frontier.com>: Mar 27 10:44PM -0700

Calvin wrote:
> 1 Tim Cook is currently CEO of which technology company?
 
Apple
 
> 2 How many strings does a standard bass guitar have?
 
12
 
> 3 Bull, leopard and zebra are varieties of which animal?
 
finch
 
> 4 In 1947 Boulder Dam was officially re-named in honour of which former US president?
 
Herbert Hoover
 
> 5 What is the main ingredient of the German dish sauerkraut?
 
cabbage
 
> 6 Which 17 year-old married Guildford Dudley on 6th of June 1553 only to be executed 8 months later?
 
Lady Jane Grey
 
> 7 By population, what is the second largest city in England?
 
Manchester
 
> 8 Which hit song of 1973 includes the following line: "While the other kids were Rocking Round the Clock."?
 
American Pie
 
> 9 In which 1985 Sydney Pollack film (which won seven Oscars ) does most of the action take place almost precisely on the equator?
 
Tropic of Cancer :)
 
 
--
Dan Tilque
swp <stephen.w.perry@gmail.com>: Mar 27 03:33PM -0700

On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:43:09 PM UTC-4, Mark Brader wrote:
> communications. But I figured that even if the same thing hasn't been
> more famously said by someone else, it would be a guessable answer.
 
> They do actually sell some items that don't require assembly.
 
When aunt Christine has taco night, uncle Steve likes to say "oh good. dinner. some assembly required."
 
 
> A few entrants were cheeky enough to try "in numerical order".
> If that was the right answer then none of them would have been
> arbitrary, or else all of them would, depending on how you look at it.
 
I think the answer of "intentional" should count! Uncle Steve says let it go, but I thought that was really good.
 
> Gareth Owen 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 9
> Erland Sommarskog 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 7
> "Calvin" 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
 
Uncle Steve says congratulations to Dan.
 
I am only doing this because I can't beat him at Word With Friends and was unable to resist the temptation when he bet me a week of typing for him against my getting to drive his car for a month. He probably just really wanted a chauffeur.
Bruce <bbowler@bigelow.org>: Mar 27 01:05PM

On Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:54:46 -0500, Mark Brader wrote:
 
> companion posting on "Questions from the Canadian Inquisition (QFTCI*)".
 
> * Game 10, Round 7 - Science - It's Your Body
 
> 1. What mineral is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones?
 
iodine
 
> 2. During childbirth, which hormone is released to produce uterine
> contractions?
 
oxytocin
 
> 3. Red blood cells are produced where in the body?
 
bone marrow
 
> 4. In the "fight or flight" response, the hormone epinephrine is
> released by which gland(s)?
 
pituitary
 
> 5. Which organ in the immune system recycles iron, removes old red
> blood cells, and holds a reserve of blood that can be used in case of
> hemorrhagic shock?
 
spleen
 
> 6. The Rh factor of blood was discovered by immunizing rabbits
> with red blood cells from which other animal?
 
Rhesus monkeys
 
> system. In which *other* body system do they play an important part?
 
> 9. Gigantism is a rare condition which occurs when too much growth
> hormone is produced by which gland(s)?
 
pituitary

> 10. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. What is the
> largest *internal* organ, by mass?
 
liver
 
> After completing the round, please decode the rot13: Vs nal bs lbhe
> nafjref jrer "obar" be "zbaxrl", tb onpx naq znxr gurz zber fcrpvsvp.
 
> * Game 10, Round 8 - Canadiana - Every Dog has his Day
 
nope
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