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Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 25th Oct '06 12:22 PM


1. T/F The NYPD has more members than the US Coast Guard.
2. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT What city stands on the banks of the Amstel River?
3. ANATOMY (M) What part of the body is the axilla? Armpit Jaw Ankle
4. RELIGION Within 10% points, what percentage of Americans say they believe Jesus will return to earth within the next 50 years, half of whom say they are “certain” they will live to see it? Double points to get within 5% points.
5. PROGESSIVE QUESTION: SUBSTANCES Descending point value--
For 10 points: Discovered in 1774 by Swedish chemist Karl Scheele, who called it “dephlogisticated marine salt,” this common substance is a member of the salt-making halogen series; it is abundant in nature and necessary to life; it’s found in common table salt; its Greek name means “pale green.”
For 8 points: In its elemental form it’s a pale green gas 2.5 times more dense than air. It has a disagreeable suffocating odor and is poisonous.
For 6 points: It was given its current name by Sir Humphry Davy, who insisted it was in fact an element; its atomic number is 17, and it constitutes 1.9% of seawater; also known as bertholite, it was first used in gas form as a weapon against human beings by the Germans during WWI. By the end of the war, everyone had used it.
For 4 points: It is a primary chemical in water purification processes and widely used as a disinfectant, noticeably in public swimming pools, where it is often strong enough to irritate eyes and throat.
For 2 points: It is the active ingredient in household bleach; its chemical symbol is CL.

1. MOVIES & STARS (M) Who was not in Flatliners?
Kiefer Sutherland Brad Pitt Kevin Bacon
2. 17-LETTER WORDS starting w/ U Person on the far right of the political spectrum.
3. JOBS AND CAREERS What group of college-trained professionals has petitioned the Dept of Labor asking that they be referred to in future documents as “information specialists?”
4. CODES What industry adopted the Hays Code which policed its morality 1930-67?
5. A YEAR IN THE LIFE (4-stage descending points)
January 21 - The first De Lorean DMC-12 automobile rolls off the production line.
February 10 - A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.
March 6 - After 19 years hosting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
April 12 - The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14
May 11 - Bob Marley dies of cancer in Miami at the age of 36
June 5 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (these were the first recognized cases of AIDS).
July 29 - Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales.
August 5 - The President fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order to return to work.
September 10 - Picasso's painting "Guernica" is moved from New York to Madrid.
October 6 - Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who were part of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization; they opposed his negotiations with Israel.
November 12 - The Space Shuttle Columbia, piloted by Joe Engle and Richard Truly, lifts off for its second mission (STS-2).
December 28 - The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

ROUND 3 -- YES NO MAYBE The answer to each statement is either yes or no--however, you have 2 maybes for the ones you're not so sure of. A maybe always counts as a correct response, so use them wisely! Score 3 points for each correct response, 10 bonus points for all 10, plus another 10 bonus points if you can do it without the maybes!
1. The number of car accidents with teen drivers resulting in fatalities doubles with a passenger, triples with 3 or more.
2. Cows can sleep standing up but can dream only when lying down.
3. To the best of our knowledge, only one First Lady has had breast cancer.
4. The Trinity River flows through Albuquerque NM.
5. Dixie Cups were invented in Atlanta, Georgia in 1956 as a reaction to the forced desegregation of public drinking fountains.
6. The all-purpose Italian greeting pronounced “chow” is spelled with 3 vowels and one consonant.
7. The word ‘berserk’ originally meant not wearing armor.
8. The average lifespan of a one dollar bill is about 5 years.
9. The flag of Sicily features a three-legged Medusa with white wings.
10. Anteaters much prefer termites to ants.

1. KID TV Name all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2. GEOLOGY (M) Is the outer crust of a planet called the lithosphere, stratosphere or troposphere?
3. SKYSCRAPERS (M) The 50-story Canary Wharf Tower at One Canada Square is tallest in
Manila Montreal London
4. BOOKS THAT CHANGED THINGS Name the book by Rachael Carson that started the environmental movement in 1962 and forced the banning of DDT and other toxins.

5. PROGRESSIVE NAME THE AUTHOR -- descending point value
10 points: The Torrents of Spring
8. Across the River and Into the Trees
6. To Have and Have Not
4. A Farewell to Arms
2. The Old Man and the Sea

1. ENTERTAINMENT/BUSINESS What entertainment memorabilia collection was auctioned earlier this month by Christie’s in NYC for an estimated total of $7 Million?
2. ACRONYMS The Sexual Revolution of the 60s & the US Census of 1980 gave us the acronymic word POSSLQ (pozzlekew). What does it stand for?
3. DRINKS Name any two of the OTHER 3 ingredients in an Appleby’s KAHLUA Mudslide. Ice is not one of them! Double Points Bonus for all 3
4. SHAKESPEARE QUOTES “Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of mens’ bodies?“ To what was he referring? Double Points Bonus for the play, Triple for the character speaking.
Many NFL teams, in the aggressive pursuit of cash, have abandoned more traditional stadium names in favor of multimillion-dollar payouts from corporate giants attracted by media exposure that essentially makes the team and the stadium a billboard for big business. I’ll give you the names of 10 of these stadiums, and 3 shots at the city each one stands in. 5 points for each correct--10 BP for all.
1. M&T Bank Stadium--Buffalo Bills Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals
2. Network Associates Coliseum--Oakland Raiders New York Giants Cleveland Browns
3. Bank of America Stadium--Philadelphia Eagles Carolina Panthers Dallas Cowboys
4. FedEx Field--Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinals Washington Redskins
5. Lincoln Financial Field--Philadelphia Eagles Indianapolis Colts Minnesota Vikings
6. 3Com Park--Pittsburgh Steelers Detroit Lions San Francisco 49ers
7. RCA Dome--Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints Tennessee Titans
8. INVESCO Field--Atlanta Falcons New York Jets Denver Broncos
9. Heinz Field--Houston Texans Pittsburgh Steelers New England Patriots
10. QualComm Stadium--San Diego Chargers Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins

FINAL SOLO 30/30 FILM 5 points for each + 10 for 20 or more, plus 10 for 25 or more plus 25 for all (as IF). Incorrect guess do not affect the score.
(Round 6 this week was played as a solo round with the scores averaged to get the team score for the round. It consists very simply of naming the top 30 grossing films in the US for the past 30 years in any order.)
Only 2 of the 4 Harry Potter movies made the cut.
4 are animated.
13 are sequels, though the title may not be indicate it.
18 were released since 1/1/2000.

GOOD Luck! Please let me know how you do, and what you like/hate. I'm grateful for any suggestions. The form of the game is very fluid from week to week and I love to try new things (even tried a WP last week!)


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 25th Oct '06 12:31 PM

Sorry the messageboard protocol ran the multichoice answers together. I'll watch that next time.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Wed, 25th Oct '06 11:01 PM

I copied and pasted the pub trivia into a text program (Microsoft Word, in my case) and printed it out so I could work on it tomorrow at leisure with paper and pen.

Thanks, Donna! I will let you know how badly...I mean well...I think I did!

- Jeanne

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 26th Oct '06 12:26 AM

That was a lot of fun, Donna. When you post the answers, please be sure to reiterate what each question whose value you didn't mention was worth.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 26th Oct '06 12:35 AM

Which values? O, where have I gone wrong?

#1 questions are worth 1 point, #2s, 2 points, #3s are 3 points, #4s are 4 points. #5s differ but I think I listed the points value for each. Bonus points where noted.

If that doesn't clear it up, give me a shout.

Berylm  (Level: 153.9 - Posts: 478)
Thu, 26th Oct '06 11:42 PM

Can I have a copy of the answers, please? I don't think I've done very well (many US-centric questions) but I'd like to find out!

Ta muchly

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 26th Oct '06 11:55 PM

Can't help the US-centric, sweetie. It's who my players are.

Now that I look at it in that light I definitely see what you mean. It's not always that bad, though. The football was a big chunk of it and the movies were US box office too. I'm going to post some of the older stuff soon that may be more to your liking.


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 6th Nov '06 11:20 AM

Very odd that there are so many inappropriate questions marks in the text where quotation marks and commas should be. Not like that in the original I pasted from.

I hope the thundering silence is a result of my failure to explain the points system. So many people expressed an interest before I posted that I'm baffled and a little hurt by the lack of response.

Oh, well.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 6th Nov '06 11:24 AM

Question 1 = 1 point
Question 2 = 2 points
Question 3 = 3 points
Question 4 = 4 points
plus bonus points and double points where noted.
Question 5 scoring differs from round to round (and week to week) as noted.

Markieboy  (Level: 256.7 - Posts: 198)
Tue, 7th Nov '06 6:21 AM

Hey Donna,

Piece of cake - got anything a bit harder


PS Good quiz - like the format, though your strange point scoring system is not the clearest - in my expeience the simpler you make it the better. What was the best score in the pub?

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 7th Nov '06 3:51 PM

Hiya Markie!

Glad you enjoyed it. The points system may look awkward in text but works quite well IRL. It's even part of the fun. Though it changes from week to week, the regular players know it so well they keep track of everyone's score and boy, do they let me know if I make a mistake! Worse than my kids! And I really do make every effort to explain as we go and always glad to answer questions and clear up any confusion. There really isn't much. I keep score by rounds in a notebook and give the scores at the end of each round. The wager questions (when I have them) help the teams try to make up points when they're behind or pad a lead if they can. It's all kind of evolved as part of trying to level the playing field a bit. I get allsorts and like to give the working stiffs a chance against the doctors and law students. Some I can do with the questions themselves, some with carefully placed scoring bonuses and wagers.

The teams write the answers to an entire round on one index card and bring it to the stage when they've completed the answer for the fifth question. I make the basic questions as easy as is reasonable and competitive, and offer the bonus points for those with a bit more knowledge. The progressive questions are very popular, lots of fun, and give everyone a chance to make some points on even the hardest subjects, and sometimes taking a risk pays off and changes the outcome of the game. The risk part comes when you have a guess after the first clue, but once you've brought me the card for the round, if the next clue proves you wrong you're locked out! Should we play safe and wait for another bit of info or go for the full points? Fun for me to see them deciding among the teams, and hilarious for everyone when the next bit makes them groan and smack their heads.

I believe the winning score that week was 234 for a team of four. One of the Sploofusers got 224 (I think) all by his lonesome.

Thanks for asking! If you should ever find yourself in the neighborhood we'd love to have you come play. Guinness on tap!


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