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TD 325 - Random Trivia, FINAL STANDINGS

Postby Peachbox » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:13 am

TD 325 - Random Trivia

The following standard rules apply to this TD:

*Your goal is to achieve the lowest score for all questions; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players also submitting your answer.
*You may DROP one question and receive zero points for that question; you may also SHEEP one question and receive the point total of the most common answer.
*Wrong answers count for the SHEEP (most common answer) + 5 points.
*You must give the letter for any question that includes letters next to its choices. Using the wrong letter or submitting with no letter will be counted as incorrect.
*As always, no cheating. This includes googling or other research, asking others, or Vulcan mind melds.

Enter by sending me a pm or filling in this Google form BY CLICKING HERE. Deadline for entries is 11:59 ET/8:59 PT on Monday, December 26.

1."G"eography
Identify one of these places on the globe whose name starts with the letter G.

*Roughly 100 km west of Toronto, this city is known as The Royal City.
*This city is the largest port in the Nordic countries and the second-largest city in Sweden.
*__________ is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
*This African country gained its independence from France in 1960; its capital is Libreville.
*This Colorado city was named after the founder and editor of the New York Tribune, who did indeed “Go West.”
*This city in China was once known as Canton.
*The Moorish palace the Alhambra is in this Spanish city.
*__________ is the largest city proper in the U.S. that begins with G; a famous lunch counter sit-in occurred there in 1960.
*The second-largest city in Victoria, Australia, ________ is known as The Gateway City.
*Agreements for humanitarian treatment in time of war were signed in and named after this Swiss city.
*This is the world's largest island and is part of the Danish realm.
*A limestone monolith is a distinctive landmark of this British overseas territory on the Iberian Peninsula.

2. Weather Words in Film
We’re getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to name some films with weather words. Name one film commercially released in the U.S. that includes the word Snow, Ice, or Rain in its title or subtitle. TV movies are not eligible. I’ll accept plurals, compound words, or adjective variations, but not word fragments. For example, The Falcon and the Snowman is ok, but The Girl on the Train is not. Many, many possible answers.

3. Picture Round I---Centenarians
Emma Morano of Italy, thought to be the last person alive born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday in November. Identify one of the people pictured here, each of whom lived to be at least 100 years old. For the top center picture, just ID the Dutch woman on the left.

Bonus:
For -2 points each, name the three people pictured who are alive as of December 19, 2016. No penalty for a wrong guess, but guess no more than three names.

4. Before and After
This category gets both the thumbs-up and thumbs-down when it comes up on Jeopardy!. Each answer will be composed of two parts that are linked by a word or part of a word. Examples: LeBron (James) Monroe, Santa (Claus) trophobia. Provide the full answer for one of the options.


Little League World Series locale + Trinidad and Tobago capital
Current British PM + what April showers bring
Cambodian temple + Jennings/Rutter vanquisher
Common pizza cheese + Queen of Jazz
4th U.S. president + SF Giants ace
Christian hymn + "nanosecond" demonstrator
Hamilton (the musical) creator + "Right to remain silent" case
Half man, half bull creature + Ford car model
"Cruel Summer" singers + Muslim holy month
British EU departure + Banksy documentary
Venezuela capital + Morocco city
Lone Ranger companion + triangular chocolates

5. Ships and Spaceships

Identify one of the famous ships or spaceships listed below:

Any of the space shuttles, including the one that never flew in space (6)
-OR-
Any of the ships the Pilgrims sailed to the New World in 1607 (3)
-OR-
The ship torpedoed on May 7, 1915, or its sister ship (2)
-OR-
The ship on which Fletcher Christian led a mutiny in 1789
-OR-
The ship on which Charles Darwin sailed in 1831-1836

6. H.H.
Each of the people or characters listed below has the initials H.H. Identify one of them with the full name. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. This magician and escape artist was born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874.
B. She won an Oscar for The Piano and is also in Broadcast News, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and The Incredibles (voice).
C. This inventor developed a punch-card tabulator and founded a company that later merged with others to form IBM.
D. This former Secretary of Commerce was the 31st president of the United States.
E. This character dealt in propane and propane accessories on Fox TV from 1997 to 2010.
F. He might be best known for playing the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
G. She was the "First Lady of American Theatre" and is one of 12 people to have won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony.
H. He wrote Siddartha and Steppenwolf.
I. She defeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015.
J. This British explorer has a large bay in North America named after him; he died while searching for the Northwest Passage.
K. ____ _______ The Younger was once king's painter to Henry VIII.
L. He was a film and business tycoon who set many air speed records and had the Spruce Goose built.


7. Picture Round II
Identify one of the people, characters, or things pictured here.

Bonus: For -1 point, what unusual distinction do these names share? No penalty for a wrong guess.


8. Shirley You Can’t Be Serious
We’ve had many people named Shirley in entertainment, sports, and business fields. Identify a Shirley described below. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. She was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and ran for U.S. President in 1972.
B. She has had numerous hit singles, mostly in the U.K., since the mid-1950s and is possibly best known for singing the theme to Goldfinger.
C. Star of Curly Top and The Little Colonel, she became U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later Czechoslovakia.
D. This American swimmer earned a total of 8 Olympic medals and set 6 world records in the 1970s.
E. This author wrote The Haunting of Hill House and the short story The Lottery.
F. This Scottish woman is the lead singer of the band Garbage.
G. This racer who won championships in 1977, 1980, and 1982 is known as Cha Cha, or The First Lady of Drag Racing.
H. This Shirley was a sports reporter and columnist for the Washington Post and was elected to the National Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
I. She won both a Tony and an Oscar for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba; she also played the title role in the TV show Hazel from 1961-1966.
J. This actress won an Oscar for Terms of Endearment and has appeared in several films such as The Apartment and The Trouble with Harry.
K. The only fictional character on this list, she was introduced in a 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery that takes place partially in Green Gables.

9. Food Groups
Name an artist or band with a fruit, vegetable, or legume in its name. Fiona Apple, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. No specific qualifier other than they’re listed somewhere on Wikipedia or Billboard. 20+ possibilities.

10. Olympic Mascots
Several Olympic Games mascots are noted below. Name the host city one of them is associated with; both summer and winter games are represented. Years are listed as hints. But just name the city. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Hidy and Howdy, polar bears (1988)
B. Powder, a hare, Copper, a coyote, and Coal, a black bear (2002)
C. Waldi, dachshund (1972)
D. Athena and Phevos (2004)
E. Misha the bear (1980)
F. Snowlets, four owls (1998)
G. Roni the raccoon (1980)
H. Syd, platypus, Olly, kookaburra, Millie, echidna (2000)
I. Cobi, Catalan sheepdog (1992)
J. Haakon and Kristin, children (1994)
K. Vucko, little wolf (1984)
L. Wenlock and Mandeville (2012)
M. Izzy, or “Whatizit” (1996)
N. Sumi, animal spirit, Quatchi, sasquatch, Miga, part orca/part bear, (2010)
O. Soohorang, a white tiger (2018)

Good luck :)
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia

Postby 1stlvlthinker » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:32 pm

Are questions 1 and 4 supposed to have letters next to their answer, or can we just give you any answer for it to be counted?
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TD 325 - Random Trivia

Postby Peachbox » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:06 pm

For Q1 and Q4, any correct answer will be fine. No letter needed.
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia

Postby chmmr » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:45 am

Do herbs and spices count as vegetables?
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia

Postby Peachbox » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:01 am

No, let's go with just the whole fruit, vegetable, or legume.
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia

Postby Peachbox » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:04 am

Participants:

Spoiler: show
merica
MarkBarrett
oduguy22
Macrae1234
bev nar

Tybalteon
Gamawire
morbeedo
Kirbstar
1stlvlthinker

econgator
ElendilPickle
rpg
Magna
Rackme32

Badgerfellow
pauerpoint
quarterrican
Lumosityfan
GuessonGuessonGuess

SBurrus
totebags
artshep
Aunt_Ija
Blue Lion

lindap
Vintsanity
cbec
RandyG
dott888

Woof
Steppenwolf
flutist319
Category 13
9021amyers

clprez
Cat Hammarskjold
This is Aoba
xxaaaxx
Bamaman
immaf
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TD 325 - Picture Round II Correction

Postby Peachbox » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:36 am

The character noted in the third row in Q7, Picture Round II is from The Maltese Falcon, not Casablanca. Anyone who wishes to change his or her answer to Q7 or submit a new bonus guess, please do. :)
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q7 correction

Postby gamawire » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:28 am

Bump to move this up since the deadline is today!
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TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby Peachbox » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:46 am

1."G"eography
Identify one of these places on the globe whose name starts with the letter G. Choices in spoiler.
Spoiler: show
*Roughly 100 km west of Toronto, this city is known as The Royal City.
*This city is the largest port in the Nordic countries and the second-largest city in Sweden.
*__________ is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
*This African country gained its independence from France in 1960; its capital is Libreville.
*This Colorado city was named after the founder and editor of the New York Tribune, who did indeed “Go West.”
*This city in China was once known as Canton.
*The Moorish palace the Alhambra is in this Spanish city.
*__________ is the largest city proper in the U.S. that begins with G; a famous lunch counter sit-in occurred there in 1960.
*The second-largest city in Victoria, Australia, ________ is known as The Gateway City.
*Agreements for humanitarian treatment in time of war were signed in and named after this Swiss city.
*This is the world's largest island and is part of the Danish realm.
*A limestone monolith is a distinctive landmark of this British overseas territory on the Iberian Peninsula.


Nice distribution on this one, with no drops, chosen sheeps, or incorrect answers.

Guelph -6 [SHEEP]
Macrae1234
Aunt_Ija
Category 13
9021amyers
clprez
Cat Hammarskjold

Greeley, CO - 5
morbeedo
ElendilPickle
Badgerfellow
cbec
dott888

Gibraltar - 5
Magna
Rackme32
quarterrican
flutist319
immaf

Guangzhou - 4
1stlvlthinker
artshep
This is Aoba
xxaaaxx

Gabon - 4
oduguy22
Lumosityfan
lindap
Bamaman

Geelong - 3
bev nar
econgator
pauerpoint

Gothenburg - 3
Vintsanity
Woof
Steppenwolf

Greenland - 3
Tybalteon
Kirbstar
rpg

Greensboro, NC - 3
GuessonGuessonGuess
SBurrus
RandyG

Geneva - 2
MarkBarrett
merica

Granada
totebags
Blue Lion

SINGLETON !

Guadalajara
Gamawire
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TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby Peachbox » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:13 am

2. Weather Words in Film
Spoiler: show
We’re getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to name some films with weather words. Name one film commercially released in the U.S. that includes the word Snow, Ice, or Rain in its title or subtitle. TV movies are not eligible. I’ll accept plurals, compound words, or adjective variations, but not word fragments. For example, The Falcon and the Snowman is ok, but The Girl on the Train is not. Many, many possible answers.


With so many choices, this Q had a small co-sheep and many singletons and doubletons. Only one chosen sheep, no drops or incorrects. The two versions of The Rainmaker were scored separately.


CO-SHEEP


Ice Station Zebra - 3
Blue Lion
Woof
clprez

Purple Rain - 3
1stlvlthinker
econgator
SBurrus

Rain Man - 3
rpg
Lumosityfan
This is Aoba

Singing in the Rain - 3
Rackme32
Aunt_Ija
immaf

The Rainmaker (1997) - 3
pauerpoint
oduguy22
Category 13

Snowpiercer - 3
artshep
Vintsanity
xxaaaxx

SHEEP - 3

Badgerfellow

Cool as Ice - 2
totebags
9021amyers

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - 2

Tybalteon
cbec

Ice Castles - 2

MarkBarrett
Bamaman

Snow Falling on Cedars - 2

morbeedo
Gamawire

AND THE FOLLOWING 14 SINGLETONS

Black Rain
bev nar

Hard Rain
quarterrican

A Hatful of Rain

RandyG

Ice Age
merica

The Ice Storm
dott888

The Iceman
Cat Hammarskjold

The Man from Snowy River

lindap

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
Steppenwolf

The Rainmaker (1956)
Macrae1234

Return to Snowy River

Magna

Smilla's Sense of Snow
ElendilPickle

Snow Day
GuessonGuessonGuess

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Kirbstar

Snow White and the Three Stooges

flutist319
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby Peachbox » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:12 am

Scores through Q2


Gamawire 3
merica 3

bev nar 4
Kirbstar 4
MarkBarrett 4
Steppenwolf 4
GuessonGuessonGuess 4
RandyG 4
totebags 4

Tybalteon 5
lindap 5
Blue Lion 5

rpg 6
Bamaman 6
ElendilPickle 6
Badgerfellow 6
dott888 6
econgator 6
pauerpoint 6
Magna 6
quarterrican 6
flutist319 6
Vintsanity 6
Woof 6
SBurrus 6

Macrae1234 7
Cat Hammarskjold 7
oduguy22 7
Lumosityfan 7
morbeedo 7
cbec 7
1stlvlthinker 7
artshep 7
This is Aoba 7
xxaaaxx 7

9021amyers 8
Rackme32 8
immaf 8

Aunt_Ija 9
Category 13 9
clprez 9
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby gamawire » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:29 am

Peachbox wrote:Scores through Q2


Gamawire 3
merica 3



Nice! Thanks for the great game, Peachbox. Oh, wait - you mean it's not over? :mrgreen:
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby merica » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:56 am

gamawire wrote:
Peachbox wrote:Scores through Q2


Gamawire 3
merica 3



Nice! Thanks for the great game, Peachbox. Oh, wait - you mean it's not over? :mrgreen:


I second that notion! Haven't attempted too many of these so far, as I'm relatively new to the board, but this is the first time I've been in the top three at any point I believe! I'm sure this won't last for long.
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby econgator » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:32 am

I should have 6 (3 and 3).

ETA: Ahh, I do, but I also have 4. :)
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia with Q1 and Q2 scores

Postby Peachbox » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:53 am

Fixed! :D
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia standings after Q3 and bonus

Postby Peachbox » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:10 am

3. Picture Round I---Centenarians

This one had the most drops, top-heavy scoring and some singletons. When I put together this montage, only 2 people were still around. Then Kirk Douglas turned 100, and I replaced another picture (sorry, Hal Roach) with his. Many chose him for the bonus, but only one for this question.

Picture link and names in spoiler.
Spoiler: show
From left to right:
Top row: Olivia deHavilland, Miep Gies (helped hide Anne Frank and others; saved diary), George Burns
2nd row: Charles Lane (It's a Wonderful Life, Homer Bedloe on Petticoat Junction, etc.), Luise Rainer, Irving Berlin,
Ellen Albertini Dow (rapping granny from The Wedding Singer)
3rd row: Gloria Stuart (elder Rose from Titanic, Norman Lloyd (seen here in Saboteur), Kirk Douglas
4th row: Bob Hope, Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe (Negro Leagues player), Grandma Moses

http://imgur.com/a/wY6mc


George Burns - SHEEP - 8
1stlvlthinker
Magna
Rackme32
econgator
artshep
Blue_Lion
clprez
immaf

Bob Hope - 6
bev nar
Gamawire
merica
cbec
Aunt_Ija
Bamaman

Charles Lane - 3

MarkBarrett
SBurrus
RandyG


SINGLETONS

Irving Berlin

9021amyers

Olivia deHavilland

ElendilPickle

Kirk Douglas
Cat Hammarskjold

Norman Lloyd
lindap

Grandma Moses

totebags

Luise Rainer

Macrae1234

Gloria Stuart

quarterrican

DROP - 0
oduguy22
morbeedo
Tybalteon
Kirbstar
rpg
Badgerfellow
pauerpoint
GuessonGuess
Lumosityfan
Vintsanity
dott888
Woof
Steppenwolf
flutist319
Category 13
xxaaaxx

NOT QUITE - 13
Strom Thurmond
This is Aoba

UNUSED

Miep Gies, Ellen Albertini Dow, Ted Radcliffe
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia standings after Q3 and bonus

Postby Peachbox » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:25 am

Bonus: For -2 points each, name the three people pictured who are alive as of December 19, 2016.

And the three are Olivia deHavilland, who turned 100 in July, Norman Lloyd, who is 102, and Kirk Douglas, who turned 100 in December.

Here are the Bonus scores, with updated totals to follow.

-6 points (named all three)
Macrae1234
ElendilPickle

-4 points
MarkBarrett - deHavilland, Douglas
bev nar - deHavilland, Douglas
totebags - deHavilland, Douglas
lindap - Lloyd, Douglas
RandyG - deHavilland, Douglas

-2 points - all named Kirk Douglas
econgator
pauerpoint
Aunt_Ija
Gamawire
quarterrican
Category 13
Magna
cbec
9021amyers
merica
artshep
clprez

Updated Scores after Q3

totebags 1
ElendilPickle 1

Macrae1234 2
lindap 2

MarkBarrett 3
RandyG 3

Kirbstar 4
pauerpoint 4
GuessonGuessonGuess 4
Steppenwolf 4

Tybalteon 5
quaterrican 5

rpg 6
bev nar 6
Badgerfellow 6
dott888 6
flutist319 6
Vintsanity 6
Woof 6

merica 7
Category13 7
9021amyers 7
oduguy22 7
Lumosityfan 7
morbeedo 7
gamawire 7
xxaaaxx 7

Cat Hammarskjold 8
SBurrus 9
cbec 11
Bamaman 12
econgator 12
Magna 12
artshep 13
Aunt_Ija 13
Blue Lion 13
clprez 15
1stlvlthinker 15
Rackme32 16
immaf 16
This is Aoba 20
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia standings after Q3 and bonus

Postby rpg » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:09 am

Ahhhhh - so it WAS Kirk Douglas! Should have just gone for it instead of the drop. Oh well...
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia standings after Q3 and bonus

Postby totebags » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:35 pm

Peachbox wrote:
totebags 1
ElendilPickle 1



Well, this won't last long.
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Re: TD 325 - Random Trivia standings after Q3 and bonus

Postby ElendilPickle » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:54 pm

totebags wrote:
Peachbox wrote:
totebags 1
ElendilPickle 1



Well, this won't last long.


GMTA.
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