TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (all questions revealed)

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6) Name one of these board games based on an excerpt from that game's Wikipedia page. There are a mix of classic and modern games included.

*The game board, which represents the island, is composed of hexagonal tiles (hexes) of different land types... Catan (but see note below)
*Players are the United States and Soviet Union contesting each other's influence on the world map… Twilight Struggle
*The original version of the game in this format was based on the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Monopoly
*The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day. Go
*On the other grid the player records their own shots. Battleship
*...the child's mother pointed out that physical differences of humans was the whole point of the game Guess Who?
*Can defeat the Marshal, but only if the Spy makes the attack Stratego
*They are also dealt three Destination Ticket cards, each of which shows a pair of cities on a map of the United States and southern Canada. Ticket to Ride
*The board consists of a winding, linear track made of 134 spaces, most red, green, blue, yellow, orange or purple. Candyland
*Four five-square paths, one per colour, lead from the common outer path towards a player's Home and are designated their "Safety Zone". Sorry!

Woof answered "Survive" instead of "Catan". I'd honestly never heard of Survive, but after reading about it and looking at pictures of the gameplay, I realized that every single given descriptor for Catan also describes Survive (it also has hexagonal tiles representing land types on an island), so I could not in good conscience count it as wrong even though it's not taken from its Wikipedia page. So I'm going to score this answer separately and give him 2 points, which is the same that Catan scored, so as not to affect the scoring for those who did answer Catan.

All I can say to those who sheeped is...

Sorry! - 8 (sheep)
Threearruda, gwallace2, merica, RougeGod, choplakecity, RJ Rouge, MollyQMurphy, AFRET CMS

Candyland - 4
Gamawire, MarkBarrett, floridagator, cthulhu

Ticket to Ride - 4
Econgator, ihavejeoprosy, xxaaaxx, barandall800

Stratego - 3
MattKnowles, Rackme32, Peachbox

Battleship - 3
Saturnalia, clt013, FleaLick

Monopoly - 3
casketromance, twelvefootboy, gameshowfandanny

Catan - 2
squarekara, brigadiersolo13

Twilight Struggle - 2
xabe, WhatAreDogs

Guess Who? - 2
SenseiCAY, True North

Go - 1 (singleton!)
heppm01

Survive - Woof (scored as 2)

Drop - jev15

Incorrect - Shaquebanisa (Game of Life), shambolic (Game of Life)

7) There are ten Postal Holidays, on which regular mail delivery does not occur. Name one of them. (Note: none of these holidays always falls on a Sunday, so Easter would not be a correct answer.)

What do all of these (with one exception) have in common? The day after is miserable if you're a mail carrier. Traditionally, the worst is the day after Columbus Day. Not only is it a day after a Sunday AND a closed Monday, but very few businesses close for it, and traditionally it's a mailing out date for holiday catalogs.

Once again, I had to make a judgment call. I usually try to go way out of my way to pin things down as exact as I can, but I see nothing in the wording said the holidays had to be American. So I think I have to accept the one answer of a Canadian postal holiday.

Labor Day - 8 (sheep)
MollyQMurphy, AFRET CMS, Shaquebanisa, xabe, choplakecity, econgator, Peachbox, squarekara

Veteran's Day - 5
gamawire, SenseiCAY, jev15, RJ Rouge, Woof

Memorial Day - 5
Saturnalia, merica, MarkBarrett, shambolic, heppm01

Martin Luther King Jr Day - 4
gwallace2, casketromance, clt013, xxaaaxx

Christmas - 4
BrigadierSolo13, gameshowfandanny, True North, barandall800

President's Day - 3
Rackme32, FleaLick, ihavejeoprosy

Fourth of July - 3
MattKnowles, cthulhu, twelvefootboy

Columbus Day - 2
WhatAreDogs, floridagator

Victoria Day - 1 (singleton!)
RougeGod

New Years Day - 1 (singleton!)
threearruda

Unused - Thanksgiving

Score updates:

1) SenseiCAY - 19
2) Saturnalia, floridagator - 22
4) jev15 - 24
5) threearruda, xxaaaxx, MattKnowles, True North, clt013, ihavejeoprosy, Rackme32 - 25
12) heppm01 - 26
13) BrigadierSolo13, WhatAreDogs - 27
15) gwallace2, cthulhu - 28
17) Woof, RougeGod, barandall800 - 29
20) Shaquebanisa, RJ Rouge - 30
22) flealick, twelvefootboy - 31
24) shambolic, merica - 32
26) MarkBarrett, casketromance - 33
28) gamawire - 34
29) choplakecity, xabe, squarekara - 35
32) Peachbox - 36
33) econgator - 37
34) gameshowfandanny - 40
35) MollyQMurphy - 41
36) AFRET CMS - 44
Last edited by Ironhorse on Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (1-7 revealed)

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Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Fourth of July - 3
MattKnowles, cthulhu, twelvefootboy

Columbus Day - 2
MattKnowles, floridagator
Something is wrong here.
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Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (1-7 revealed)

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Fun fact: The federal holiday we call President's Day is officially known as Washington's Birthday. According to Wikipedia, the various states use 14 different names for the holiday but the federal name is relevant here since the postal service is a federal agency. Not that I'm suggesting you should count the colloquial name as incorrect.

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Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (1-7 revealed)

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MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Fourth of July - 3
MattKnowles, cthulhu, twelvefootboy

Columbus Day - 2
MattKnowles, floridagator
Something is wrong here.
Copy/paste error. Unfortunately, my work blocks spreadsheets, so I'm hopping on my phone during my break to see if I can get it fixed.

Edit: Got it. Thanks for calling it to my attention, and sorry about that.
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Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (1-7 revealed)

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8) Identify one of these celebrities with an animal in their name (not all of these are legal names, but some are).

*Canadian rapper born Aubrey Graham Drake
*British explorer best known for Man vs. Wild Bear Grylls
*Comedian who set Jay Leno’s guest chair on fire in 1994 Bobcat Goldthwait
*Actress perhaps best known for playing Olivia on the Cosby Show Raven-Symoné
*Singer who covered Fly Like an Eagle for the Space Jam soundtrack Seal
*NBA player who died under suspicious circumstances in the Pacific Ocean in 2002 Bison Dele
*Former Texas football star; 2008 Heisman Trophy runner-up Colt McCoy
*Stage name of Michael Cummings (Powerman 5000 lead singer and Rob Zombie’s brother) Spider One
*Journalist who finished $4600 in the red on Celebrity Jeopardy Wolf Blitzer
*Jamaican musician who performed in a group with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh Bunny Wailer
*Recently retired Chicago White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson

I was a little surprised how this one played out.

Bison Dele - 6 (sheep)
SenseiCAY, Saturnalia, casketromance, Rackme32, jev15, clt013

Seal - 5
gamawire, floridagator, WhatAreDogs, ihavejeoprosy, True North

Bobcat Goldthwait - 4
RJ Rouge, FleaLick, heppm01, twelvefootboy

Raven-Symoné - 4
Shaquebanisa, MarkBarrett, xxaaaxx, barandall800

Hawk Harrelson - 4
gwallace2, merica, choplakecity, econgator

Colt McCoy - 3
threearruda, BrigadierSolo13, cthulhu

Drake - 3
xabe, Peachbox, squarekara

Bear Grylls - 2
MattKnowles, RougeGod

Wolf Blitzer - 2
AFRET CMS - MollyQMurphy

Spider One - 1 (singleton!)
shambolic

Bunny Wailer - 1 (singleton!)
Woof

Incorrect - gameshowfandanny (Bear Humming)


9) Name an employee of Dunder-Mifflin from the American version of The Office who appears in at least five episodes.

America's most famous beet farming martial arts enthusiast takes the sheep.

Dwight Schrute - 5 (sheep)
threearruda, gamawire, cthulhu, MollyQMurphy, Peachbox

Creed Bratton - 3
xabe, merica, AFRET CMS

Michael Scott - 3
casketromance, True North, xxaaaxx

David Wallace - 2
choplakecity, jev15

Roy Anderson - 2
squarekara, MattKnowles

Pam Beesly - 2
Flealick, BrigadierSolo13

Jan Levinson - 2
clt013, Saturnalia

Singletons:

shambolic (Erin Hannon)
SenseiCAY (Toby Flenderson)
gwallace2 (Hidetoshi Hasagawa)
floridagator (Karen Filippelli)
Shaquebanisa (Stanley Hudson)
heppm01 (Clark Green)
barandall800 (Nellie Bertram)
RJ Rouge (Oscar Martinez)
Gabe Lewis (WhatAreDogs)

Drop: Rackme32, MarkBarrett, ihavejeoprosy, econgator, Woof

Sheep: RougeGod

Incorrect: twelvefootboy (Kenny Anderson, only appeared in two episodes), gameshowfandanny (Sam, I can find no record of anybody with that name)

Here are the scores, with two questions plus the bonus still to come! Will SenseiCAY hold on to his lead?

Scores after 9:

1) SenseiCAY - 26
2) floridagator - 28
3) MattKnowles - 29
4) Saturnalia, Woof, ihavejeoprosy - 30
7) heppm01, Rackme32 - 31
9) jev15, xxaaaxx, BrigadierSolo13 - 32
12) threearruda, clt013, True North, WhatAreDogs, gwallace2 - 33
17) barandall800, shambolic - 34
19) Shaquebanisa, RJ Rouge - 35
21) cthulhu, RougeGod - 36
23) flealick, MarkBarrett - 37
25) merica - 39
26) squarekara - 40
27) choplakecity, xabe, econgator - 41
30) casketromance - 42
31) twelvefootboy - 43
32) gamawire, Peachbox - 44
34) MollyQMurphy - 48
35) AFRET CMS - 49
36) gameshowfandanny - 57
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Nobody picked Jim. Jimothy.
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MattKnowles wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:35 pm
Nobody picked Jim. Jimothy.
Or Phyllis. Or Ryan, Meredith or Andy.... Yet, two others in addition to me thought of Creed. Funny how the mind works!

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Thank you to all 36 participants! I hope this provided at least a little bit of fun during a difficult time.

10) Name a team that has won the World Series since 2000.

Kansas City Royals - 6 (sheep)
SenseiCAY, RougeGod, WhatAreDogs, econgator, Woof, twelvefootboy

Chicago Cubs - 5
shambolic, heppm01, Shaquebanisa, MattKnowles, FleaLick

LA Angels - 5
gwallace2, Saturnalia, clt013, jev15, choplakecity

Chicago White Sox - 4
threearruda, RJ Rouge, Peachbox, squarekara

Houston Astros* - 3
gamawire, casketromance, MollyQMurphy

Arizona Diamondbacks - 3
cthulhu, barandall800, ihavejeoprosy

Philadelphia Phillies - 2
merica, AFRET CMS

San Francisco Giants - 2
xabe, Rackme32

New York Yankees - 2
xxaaaxx, gameshowfandanny

Miami Marlins - 2
BrigadierSolo13, MarkBarrett

St. Louis Cardinals - 1 (singleton!)
floridagator

Boston Red Sox - 1 (singleton!)
True North

Unused - Washington Nationals

11) Name a US state capital that is also the largest city in its state population-wise.

Atlanta - 5 (sheep)
gamawire, Saturnalia, jev15, heppm01, MarkBarrett

Boston - 4
threearruda, WhatAreDogs, shambolic, FleaLick

Boise - 4
SenseiCAY, RougeGod, RJ Rouge, econgator

Phoenix - 4
Shaquebanisa, MattKnowles, xabe, merica

Providence - 4
gwallace2, BrigadierSolo13, Rackme32, ihavejeoprosy

Columbus - 3
casketromance, Woof, barandall800

Des Moines - 3
floridagator, clt013, MollyMurphy

Oklahoma City - 2
Peachbox, Cthulhu

Denver - 2
twelvefootboy, AFRET CMS

Cheyenne - 1 (singleton!)
xxaaaxx

Little Rock - 1 (singleton!)
squarekara

Indianapolis - 1 (singleton!)
True North

Nashville - 1 (singleton!)
choplakecity

Unused: Honolulu, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Charleston

The following players receive a -5 bonus for 11 correct answers with no sheeps, drops, or incorrect (not counting the earlier bonus):

Threearruda, gamawire, True North, SenseiCAY, BrigadierSolo13, Saturnalia, casketromance, xabe, MattKnowles, merica, cthulhu, WhatAreDogs, RJ Rouge, clt013, MollyQMurphy, FleaLick, Peachbox, xxaaaxx, barandall800, choplakecity, AFRET CMS

Final standings:

36) gameshowfandanny - 67
34) econgator, twelvefootboy - 51
33) MollyQMurphy - 49
32) AFRET CMS - 48
31) gamawire - 47
30) RougeGod - 46
28) squarekara, Peachbox - 45
26) Shaquebanisa, MarkBarrett - 44
24) shambolic, casketromance - 43
20) jev15, xabe, choplakecity, gwallace2 - 42
18) flealick, heppm01 - 41
17) merica - 40
16) Woof - 39
14) RJ Rouge, WhatAreDogs - 38
12) Rackme32, ihavejeoprosy - 37

The top 10:

9) clt013, threearruda, cthulhu - 36
7) barandall800, Saturnalia - 35
5) MattKnowles, BrigadierSolo13 - 33
4) floridagator - 32

Third place:
SenseiCAY - 31

And tied for first are True North and xxaaaxx with 30.
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Thanks for the TD and to everyone who played.

My incorrect answer not only knocked me off my game, it meant I didn't get the minus 5 bonus.

Winners list updated:
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Thanks for hosting, Ironhorse, and have a great socially isolated week, everybody!

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Holy bee’s knees Batman, I am no longer Giles Goat Sheep-Boy but a top ten in TD! Of course, I have no idea what I did differently in this one compared to my other sheeptastic outings, but savor the moment I will!

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I'm feeling lucky to still be in fourth place after confusing Cleveland Mississippi with Cleveland Tennessee. At least I didn't say Case Western Reserve.
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