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TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by mujason » Sun May 11, 2014 11:18 pm

TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Here's a quiz with a healthy variety of questions and answers. Enjoy!

Here are the rules:

1. Please send me your answers by private message, but NOT ANYWHERE IN THIS THREAD!

2. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. central time Monday, May 19.

3. The object, as you know, is to provide the least popular correct answer for each of the questions.
a. Your score on a question equals the number of people (including you) who gave your answer.
b. Incorrect answers receive the "sheep" score (highest score on that question) times 2.
c. Lowest final score wins (with total computed by adding your scores together)

4. You may drop one question by listing DROP instead of an answer. Not surprisingly, the DROP option gives you a score of zero points for that question.

5. You may also pick the SHEEP option for one question. For that question, you will automatically get the sheep score (but the SHEEP option won't count towards how many people said the real sheep answer). Also, if SHEEP and/or DROP is the most popular answer, the SHEEP score will still be the real sheep (i.e. the most popular real answer, not SHEEP or DROP).

6. You may also attach HEDGE to one answer. Hedge does nothing for a right answer, but when attached to a wrong answer will reduce the penalty from double the sheep score to sheep plus one.

7. Answers must be provided out of the wealth of information that exists in your brain - no research! However, if you are lucky enough to stumble onto an answer between when you read the question and when you submit your answers, it is fully acceptable to use that.

8. The first tiebreaker will be the score before the bonus questions, then the number of singletons, then doubletons, then submission order.

9. If you have questions or comments, send them to me via private message unless you are sure that what you say will not reveal answers, offer hints, steer players away from negbait, or in any other way affect the outcome. If appropriate, I’ll post clarifications below the questions.

Good Luck!
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by mujason » Sun May 11, 2014 11:23 pm

The questions:

1. In February, Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen all obtained their first SI Swimsuit Issue cover. Name someone who has appeared on multiple covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (main photo only, insets don't count; sorry Marisa Miller, Heidi Klum, Bar Refaeli, and Brooklyn Decker). (14 answers)

2. Name a sports star whose number seven has been retired by a MLB, NBA, NFL, or NHL team. (20 answers)

3. Name a director of a film that was produced or co-produced by Marvel Studios. (I'll count film scheduled for release this year, but no farther than that; sorry Josh Trank and Edgar Wright.) (29 answers)

4. Choose one of these names and name the stage name or pen name that person is best known as. Hint: six of these people are music stars and six are famous authors. Make sure to specify which name you're picking.
Stefani Germanotta
Francois-Marie Arouet
Shawn Carter
William Sydney Porter
Alecia Moore
Samuel Clemens
Peter Hernandez
Daniel Handler
Ben Haggerty
Eric Arthur Blair
Paul Hewson
Mary Ann Evans

5. Name a playable Mario Kart character in at least one of the following games: Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, or Mario Kart 7. (34 answers)

6. Name a novel by Charles Dickens. (This DOES NOT include short story collections (such as "Sketches by Boz") nor non-fiction works. This DOES include the works that were published as novels after being published in serial form.) (20 answers)

7. Name a U.S. Vice President who served multiple terms (or parts of). (12 answers)

8. Name a Fibonacci number between 4 and 4444. (15 answers)

9. Choose one of these twelve song lyrics and name the song it came from. Hint: I've also provided the year in which each song hit number one. Make sure to specify which line you're picking.
The prison band was there and they began to wail (1957)
Oh, yeah, I'll tell you something I think you'll understand (1964)
Who could hang a name on you? (1967)
I've been to Hollywood, I've been to Redwood (1972)
Friday night and the lights are low (1977)
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one (1983)
Ain't it shocking what love can do (1988)
I need somebody uplifting to take me away, babe (1993)
I really don't think you're strong enough, no (1999)
I don't know bout y'all, but I know about us (2004)
The taste of her cherry chapstick (2008)
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy (2012)

10. Particle physics time! Name a fermion, and be as specific as possible. (24 answers)

11. Name a state on the Missouri River, Yellowstone River, North Platte River, or South Platte River. On the river is defined by flowing in the state or on the state's border. Also, the Missouri's mouth is at the Mississippi River, but Illinois does not count. (9 answers)

12. Name a Cabinet member in the administration of George W. Bush or Barack Obama who was also a state Governor or in the U.S. Congress (House or Senate). (Cabinet department heads only; EPA and other minor agencies don't count). (22 answers)

13. Name someone whose picture appeared on the poster for the 2010 romantic comedy "Valentine's Day." (Hint: Kathy Bates, Eric Dane, Hector Elizondo, and Shirley Maclaine were in the film but not pictured on the poster.) (15 answers)

14. Name a Pope elected after 1900 (anyone after Leo XIII; hint, there's no Pope Leo XIV). (10 answers)

15. Name a famous person who appeared as himself or herself (or an exaggerated version thereof) on Seinfeld. (Hint: some celebs (such as George Steinbrenner) were not played by themselves.) (Candice Bergen does not count because she appeared as Murphy Brown.) (30 answers as far as I can tell from imdb).

16. Choose one of these Jeopardy! champions and match him or her with the right introduction.
Ken Jennings
Brad Rutter
Roger Craig
Pam Mueller
Colby Burnett
Michael Falk
Stephanie Jass
Larissa Kelly
Jerome Vered
Frank Spangenberg
Dan Melia
Leszek Pawlowicz

A. (a police officer from Flushing, New York)
B. (a history professor from Milan, Michigan)
C. (a materials scientist from Phoenix, Arizona)
D. (a meteorologist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
E. (a TV quiz show host from Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
F. (a college professor from Berkeley, California)
G. (a junior at Loyola University, Chicago from Wilmette, Illinois)
H. (a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah)
I. (a computer scientist from Newark, Delaware)
J. (a high school world history teacher from Chicago, Illinois)
K. (a writer from Studio City, California)
L. (a grad student from El Cerrito, California)

BONUS 1. Name one of the two Vice Presidents who served under multiple U.S. Presidents.

BONUS 2. Give the birth name of the Pope you selected for Question 14.

BONUS 3. Give the "Valentine's Day" character name (first or last) of the person you chose in Question 13.
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by mujason » Sun May 11, 2014 11:24 pm

Final list of participants: 54 entrants
zakharov
gamawire
DCrawshawJr
CheezeWhiz
geolawyerman
ElendilPickle
skygilbert
Wheatley
JoshuaRQI
Caboom
UniquePerspective
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bleezy
Rackme32
dnbguy
Kevin B
Lumosityfan
econgator
MarkBarrett
HeathenBenny
skullturf
Magna
waterloo_guy
mennoknight
BobF
Mathew5000
Paulsaysthought
Creed Bratton
hscer
tjconn728
lieph82
clprez
jjwaymee
Vanya
Bamaman
nserven
jepkid97
dott888
Peggles
jeffwolfe
RandyG
xxaaaxx
mitchparov
eboettch
Woppy T
Turd Ferguson
Leander
ihavejeoprosy
jkbrat
titchat
DadofTwins
debramc
BoK
goforthetie

Clarifications are in subsequent posts, but nothing major so far. (Fermions should be elementary.)
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by zakharov » Sun May 11, 2014 11:40 pm

Entered! I look forward to not finishing in the bottom five! Maybe!
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by geolawyerman » Mon May 12, 2014 6:39 am

Maybe I won't get five questions wrong this time (after using drop and sheep).
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by UniquePerspective » Mon May 12, 2014 7:38 am

For number 2, does it have to be exactly the number 7, or can it be any number that has a 7 in it (for example, 777)?

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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Mon May 12, 2014 12:00 pm

You need to define what a fermion is. Otherwise, it just makes no sense.
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by lieph82 » Mon May 12, 2014 12:14 pm

ihavejeoprosy wrote:You need to define what a fermion is. Otherwise, it just makes no sense.

Those are strong statements. Why does he "need" to do so? Why does it make "no sense"?

It makes sense to anyone familiar with physics. Maybe a large percentage of the board isn't, and it would be helpful for the OP to define the term, but the question certainly makes sense as written and he doesn't "need" to do anything about it.

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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Mon May 12, 2014 12:27 pm

lieph82 wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:You need to define what a fermion is. Otherwise, it just makes no sense.

Those are strong statements. Why does he "need" to do so? Why does it make "no sense"?

It makes sense to anyone familiar with physics. Maybe a large percentage of the board isn't, and it would be helpful for the OP to define the term, but the question certainly makes sense as written and he doesn't "need" to do anything about it.


Can you quit being an irritable pedant? Its pretty disrespectful of you to talk for someone else.

I'm sure Jason can handle the question any way he likes.
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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by lieph82 » Mon May 12, 2014 2:51 pm

ihavejeoprosy wrote:
lieph82 wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:You need to define what a fermion is. Otherwise, it just makes no sense.

Those are strong statements. Why does he "need" to do so? Why does it make "no sense"?

It makes sense to anyone familiar with physics. Maybe a large percentage of the board isn't, and it would be helpful for the OP to define the term, but the question certainly makes sense as written and he doesn't "need" to do anything about it.


Can you quit being an irritable pedant? Its pretty disrespectful of you to talk for someone else.

I'm sure Jason can handle the question any way he likes.

Yes, he can...that was my point. Personally I think it's pretty disrespectful of you to talk for the whole board, claiming the question makes no sense just because it makes no sense to you.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon May 12, 2014 3:38 pm

I have no idea what a fermion is, but that is my fault, not that of the quizmaster. I also don't know what a Fibbonacci number is, but again I am to blame for that.

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Post by BobF » Mon May 12, 2014 3:39 pm

Bamaman wrote:I have no idea what a fermion is, but that is my fault, not that of the quizmaster. I also don't know what a Fibbonacci number is, but again I am to blame for that.


I had two semesters of college physics but don't know what it is. Am I allowed to ask my children, or is that cheating? :-)
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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Mon May 12, 2014 3:54 pm

lieph82 wrote:Yes, he can...that was my point. Personally I think it's pretty disrespectful of you to talk for the whole board, claiming the question makes no sense just because it makes no sense to you.


Who says i'm speaking for the entire board? I just asked a question, which for some reason you took great umbrage to. Don't you have anything else to get angry about?
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Post by jjwaymee » Mon May 12, 2014 4:07 pm

Yeah, if there's a way to explain a fermion without giving away any answers I would appreciate a clarification. I could ask my wife the AP physics teacher but her explanation would most likely give me an unfair advantage. :)

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jjwaymee wrote:Yeah, if there's a way to explain a fermion without giving away any answers I would appreciate a clarification. I could ask my wife the AP physics teacher but her explanation would most likely give me an unfair advantage. :)


I don't think that would qualify as cheating as long as she doesn't point you toward the lesser known ones :)
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Post by Vanya » Mon May 12, 2014 4:54 pm

BobF wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I have no idea what a fermion is, but that is my fault, not that of the quizmaster. I also don't know what a Fibbonacci number is, but again I am to blame for that.


I had two semesters of college physics but don't know what it is. Am I allowed to ask my children, or is that cheating? :-)


Fermion: There is a clue in the question.

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Post by Bamaman » Mon May 12, 2014 5:10 pm

Vanya wrote:
BobF wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I have no idea what a fermion is, but that is my fault, not that of the quizmaster. I also don't know what a Fibbonacci number is, but again I am to blame for that.


I had two semesters of college physics but don't know what it is. Am I allowed to ask my children, or is that cheating? :-)


Fermion: There is a clue in the question.


I have a pretty good idea where the word fermion originated, but that doesn't help me much.

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Re: TD 191: Miscellaneous III: Return of the Math and Lyrics

Post by lieph82 » Mon May 12, 2014 5:34 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Vanya wrote:
BobF wrote:
Bamaman wrote:I have no idea what a fermion is, but that is my fault, not that of the quizmaster. I also don't know what a Fibbonacci number is, but again I am to blame for that.


I had two semesters of college physics but don't know what it is. Am I allowed to ask my children, or is that cheating? :-)


Fermion: There is a clue in the question.


I have a pretty good idea where the word fermion originated, but that doesn't help me much.

The clue is earlier in the question.

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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Mon May 12, 2014 6:47 pm

Bamaman wrote:I have no idea what a fermion is, but that is my fault, not that of the quizmaster. I also don't know what a Fibbonacci number is, but again I am to blame for that.


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Post by Magna » Mon May 12, 2014 7:20 pm

My goodness, these are some tough questions. :o I'll have to see if I can come up with enough answers.

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