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maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 6:55 PM

WAS ANYONE ON A CULTUREQUEST TEAM TODAY?

Earlier today, my CultureQuest team got probably 25 out of 300 points on the quiz. Did anyone else participate, and, if so, what are your thoughts on this years effort?

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 7:25 PM

I don't think I'm on it because I don't know what it is. What is it, Maurlin?

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 7:43 PM

I'm also curious. What is the Culture Team?

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 8:23 PM

An organization I belong to has a yearly quiz taken by teams around the US and Canada. It's a trivia quiz and "its intent has always been to promote and test cultural literacy. from film to politics, from literature to geography and from music to history". It's taken at the same time across the eligible areads, and lasts 90 minutes.

The team I was on was quite dissatisfied with this year's offering. A sample of the questions:
(1) What note is an augmented fifth abov F? Half-credit for enharmonic equivalent.
(2) What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
(3) Exactly how many square centimeters constitute one acre?
(4) For one point each, identify the four Doors songs where the final words are "the end".
(5) In chess, what are the opening moves (one white and one black) in Sicilian Defense?
Who is the lead vocalist for the band Linkin Park?
[Redsox9 may be able to answer this one]
a) Who scored the most points in a single NBA game?
b) What team was he playing for on that occasion?
c) Who was the opposing team?
d) How many points did he score?
e) In what year was this game played?
f) In what month?

Needless to say, this was not our finest hour (or hour and a half).

nickdanger
Nickdanger  (Level: 153.0 - Posts: 62)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 8:34 PM

hmmm... I could have gotten number 5 and letters a, b, and d. I would have had a few guesses on others.

Nick

nickdanger
Nickdanger  (Level: 153.0 - Posts: 62)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 8:38 PM

You should clearly add Smoke to your team! I bet she would have cleaned up.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 9:11 PM

I played, and our team got a lot right, and missed a lot. I was ticked off because that basketball question left off the best part.

(Wilt Chamberlain, for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks scored 100, back in February (I think), 1962).

g) Where was the game played? (Hershey, PA)

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 29th Apr '07 9:13 PM

Thoughts: Some of it was ridiculous minutiae (when did Captain Kirk wear green?), and we were ticked off that spelling counted universally this year.

==Ken


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