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Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Wed, 29th Nov '06 6:55 PM


ROUND 1 -- (24 points available) -- 363 Total Points Possible
1 point HARRY POTTER What word is used by Harry Potter to describe nonmagical humans?
2 points NOT BORN YESTERDAY Jon Stewart was born 11/28. Within 3 years, how old is he?
3 points HOT TOPICS (M) What film did Entertainment Weekly designate this year as the most controversial film of all time?
The Passion of the Christ -- Brokeback Mountain -- Fahrenheit 9/11
4 points VIDEO GAMES On what system would you play Yar’s Revenge in 1981? Double Point Bonus (DPB): name the system it was reprogrammed for in 1999.
5 Double-Up -- NAME THE PRODUCT -- Progressive (need more info, get fewer points)
10 POINTS In China late in the 14th c. the Bureau of Imperial Supplies began producing 720,000 units a year, each measuring two feet by three feet, for the exclusive use of the Emperor. For most of the 20th c. both hard and soft varieties were widely available; ‘hard’ was cheaper and shiny on one side, but as the cost difference decreased soft gained dominance, though hard is still available in the UK.
8 POINTS In 1857 the product was first manufactured in the US. Smaller than the Chinese emperor’s, each was specially coated and printed with the name of the manufacturer, Mr. Joseph Gayetty. In 1877 a company in Albany NY marketed a perforated version without the coating or printing, or “any deleterious substances incident to the manufacturing process;” it was advertised as being “sold by all the leading druggists.”
6 POINTS 1878 The product is now sold in packets bearing not the name of the manufacturer, but the name of the customer. Hotels are the biggest buyers. When it’s sold in rolls, most of them bear the name of the Waldorf Hotel.
4 POINTS 1935 A national company markets the product as “splinter-free.” In 1973 Johnny Carson causes a 3-week shortage in stores with a joke about hoarding.
2 points A few years later an advice columnist set off a storm of controversy over whether it should be pulled over the top (72.44%) or from underneath (27.56%).

ROUND 2 (24)
1. IN THE NEWS What major milestone was reached in the Iraq War this week?
2. HARRY POTTER What was original title of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?
3. MEDICAL VOCAB What is achondroplasia?
4. HISTORY of TRANSPORTATION (M) On August 17, 1807 the first boat trip under steam power set out from New York City to Albany New York, a distance of about 150 miles. How long did the trip take? DPB to name the ship.
4 hours -- 12.5 hours -- 32 hours
5. IN THE NEWS -- WAGER 1-10 What Asian nation is facing an AIDS epidemic, with reported cases up 30% this year, mainly because prostitution is rampant, more than 60% of the prostitutes don’t use condoms, and at least 50% of IV drug users share their needles?

ROUND 3 Yes – No – Maybe (The answer to each question is yes or no, and you get 2 maybes which will count as correct answers, so use them wisely. Score 3 pts each + 10 for all with maybes + 10 for all with no maybes (50 possible)
1. Abraham Lincoln was shot wearing a Brooks Brothers overcoat with a large American eagle and the words "One Country/One Destiny" embroidered in the lining.
2. (Speaking of snappy dressers) Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis went to high school together.
3. Cornelius Vanderbilt made his first million running an illegal wildcat ferry service from NY to NJ.
4. Windshield wipers were invented by a woman.
5. Orson Welles was only 30 years old when he wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.
6. Crater Lake was formed by a meteor strike more than 40,000 years ago.
7. A “jiffy” is an actual measurement of time.
8. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 53 seconds.
9. Cat pee glows under a black light.
10. The tune of the Marine Hymn is from French opera and nobody knows who wrote the words.

ROUND 4 (34)
1. PRESIDENTS Who was the youngest man to become President?
2. AVERAGES Acc/to Charmin and Wikipedia, within 10, Americans use an average of how many squares of TP a day?
3. COMICS How many Katzenjammer Kids are there and what is their gender?
4. HARRY POTTER Name either of the textbooks JK Rowling created for Harry and published in 2001 to raise money for Comic Relief to fight hunger. DPB for both. (To date they have raised nearly 16 million pounds)
5. FASHION MYSTERY 3/4 Wager 1-10 win your wager with 3 out of 4 correct - DPB for all There is no known record in the National Archives explaining who sent the box or why. There is only the return address with one small clue: an old postmark with a postal zone used before zip codes. Inside the box is a suit and the dark blue under-blouse that complimented the jacket's dark-blue collar and trim, a blue pocketbook, blue shoes and stockings. No one knows what became of the gloves or the hat. The contents of the box were in the original packaging until the early 1990s, when an acid-free container was custom built, large enough to minimize folding and designed to keep out light. It's kept in a windowless room. The air is changed six times an hour, temperature kept between 65 and 68 degrees, humidity at 40 percent. The chief of the National Document Conservation Laboratory, believes that under these conditions the suit will last indefinitely. What color is the suit, who designed it, who wore it and what was the earliest possible date it could’ve been put into the box?

ROUND 5 (37)
1. STATES Name all the states that have one-syllable names.
2. SURVEY SAYS Acc/to, do more people scrunch or fold their TP?
3. HARRY POTTER Name the “Prisoner of Azkaban;” DPB for the actor who played him as an adult.
4. FUN AND GAMES (M) Parker Brothers introduced the Nerf ball to instant success and sold 4M the first year. Where did the name Nerf come from? Is it an anagram of “Fern,” the wife of the inventor; an acronym for Non-Expanding Rubber Foam; or just a silly nonsense made-up Madison Avenue word with no original significance? DPB for the decade the first Nerf ball was sold.
5. WAR AND ORDER 4/5 Wager 1-10 –- win with 4 out of 5 -- DPB for all
In what decade did American combat troops enter into these wars?
Spanish-American War
Mexican-American War
Korean War
French and Indian War

ROUND 6 -- SOLO ROUND -- MEL GIBSON’S FILMS -- 84 points possible
List as many of Mel Gibson’s 32 feature-length live-action films as you can in 10 minutes Score 2 points each +10 for 25 + 10 for 30
HINTS -- 7 have names in their titles -- 5 are sequels


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Thu, 7th Dec '06 5:30 PM

I'm not posting the answers until someone asks for them.

So there.

Maurlin  (Level: 221.6 - Posts: 2720)
Thu, 7th Dec '06 6:26 PM

Ok...I'll bite. Please, please give us the answers!
I am fairly sure that Round 1, Question 1 answer is Muggle.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Thu, 7th Dec '06 7:04 PM

Okay. Since you asked so nicely, I'll message them to you.


Kaufman  (Level: 270.3 - Posts: 3942)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 12:37 AM

Please message me too.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 11:14 AM

Oh, all right!
Round 1
1. Muggles
2. 44
3. Passion of the Christ
4. Atari 2600 (Gameboy)
5. Toilet paper
Round 2
1. Longer US engagement than WWII
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
3. Dwarfism
4. 32 hours (20-hour stop at Clermont estate gave the ship its name)
5. China
Round 3
1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. No
6. No
7. Yes
8. No
9. Yes
10. Yes
Round 4
1. T Roosevelt
2. 57
3. 2 boys
4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages
5. Pink, Chanel, Jackie Kennedy, November 23, 1963
Round 5
1. 7612 of 14077 (47%-42%)are scrunchers (10.6% are “hand wrappers”)
2. Maine
3. Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)
4. acronym for Non-Expanding Rubber Foam (1969)
5. Spanish-American War 1898
Vietnam 1961 (First 400 troops 1961--16000 by Kennedy’s death-— .5 million by 1969)
Mexican-American War 1847
Korean War 1950
French and Indian War 1754
Round 6
1. Summer City 1977
2. Mad Max 1979
3. Tim 1979
4. Gallipoli 1981
5. Mad Max 2 1981
6. Attack Force Z 1982
7. The Year of Living Dangerously 1984
8. The Bounty 1984
9. The River 1984
10. Mrs Soffel 1984
11. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985
12. Lethal Weapon 1987
13. Tequila Sunrise 1988
14. Lethal Weapon 2 1989
15. Bird on a Wire 1990
16. Air America 1990
17. Hamlet 1990
18. Lethal Weapon 3 1992
19. Forever Young 1992
20. The Man Without a Face 1993
21. Maverick 1994
22. Braveheart 1995
23. Ransom 1996
24. Conspiracy Theory 1997
25. Lethal Weapon 4 1998
26. Payback 1999
27. Million Dollar Hotel 2000
28. The Patriot 2000
29. What Women Want 2000
30. We Were Soldiers 2002
31. Signs 2002
32. The Singing Detective

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 12:02 PM

Linda, from comments received from others, I fear my point system is less crystal here than in actual practice where we all know the score from round to round. Let me know if you're baffled.

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