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TD 262 - S+W FINAL RESULTS POSTED

Post by mahatma » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:37 am

Welcome to TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses

Thank you for playing, and thank you for your patience.

Like many of us here, I'm sure, I enjoy doing well in trivia games, but also get a lot of enjoyment out of the questions/categories on which I'm at sea. A few stumpers will teach me more than a whole game full of instagets. With that in mind, I've tried to split these questions into areas I already thought I knew, and 'known unknowns', if you will. Just a rehash of the rules, then we'll get started.

Standard TD Scoring
  • Score for a correct answer will be equal to the number of people choosing that answer.
  • Score for an incorrect answer will be equal to the SHEEP (most popular correct answer) plus 5.
  • If you decide that you, like Ukraine, are weak, you can DROP one question, for which you will receive a score of zero.
  • On the other hand, if you, like Ukraine, are strong like bull, you can choose to lift the puny SHEEP score for one question.
  • Blank answers, or anything beyond the first DROP or SHEEP (why would you?) will be treated as incorrect answers.
  • Lowest score wins; ties go to the earliest entry.
  • No cheating, please. If you have to ask yourself if something counts as cheating, it probably does.
  • If you have any questions regarding the, um, questions, please PM me or post (spoiler-free) questions in this thread. I will post answers in the clarification post below.
  • Please PM me the answers by 10:00pm, Wednesday September 30th.
Shall we begin? (Yes, Lisa.)

Question 1 - CURRENT EVENTS
The old pub quiz staple that often kicks my butt. I'm just not hep enough to what the young cats are into these days.

Name the current:
  • #1 movie in the US (domestic box office for the weekend of 18-20 September);
  • #1 single (title and artist) on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the week ending Saturday, 19 September;
  • title of the most-recent winner of the: Best Picture Oscar; Album of the Year Grammy; Outstanding Drama or Comedy Series Emmy; Best Musical or Play Tony awards (six possible answers);
  • #1 book (title and author) on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list for the week ending Sunday, 20 September (two possible answers, in the categories of Harcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction);
  • team with the best record in Major League Baseball's National or American League (as of the games of Sunday, 20 September) (two possible answers);
  • leader for either the Republican or Democratic 2016 presidential nomination (per RealClearPolitics.com average of national polls dated 31 August - 19 September) (two possible answers).
Question 2 - NOT-SO CURRENT EVENTS (1972 ed)
I can't remember yesterday (I just remember doing what they told me...), but find it easier to remember things that happened in the past. 1972 was a really good year for me, so let's look to then.

Name any one of the:
  • #1 movie in US domestic box office for 1972;
  • #1 single (title and artist) for the year on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart;
  • title of the winner of any of the following, as awarded at the ceremonies held in 1972: Best Picture Oscar (44th Academy Awards); Album of the Year Grammy (14th Grammy Awards); Outstanding Drama or Comedy Series Emmy (24th Emmy Awards); Best Musical or Play Tony awards (26th Tony Awards) (six possible answers);
  • books (title and author) to top the New York Times Fiction Bestseller list during the year (four possible answers);
  • winner of the 1972 World Series (of American baseball);
  • nominee for either the Republican or Democratic Party in the 1972 presidential election (two possible answers).
Question 3 - US PRESIDENTS
Maybe my strengths aren't as strong as I thought. Here's one, at least, that I could name all the answers to.

Using George Washington as #1, and Barack Obama as #44, name any US President whose place in the overall order is a prime number. Give full names where appropriate, please (14 possible answers).

Question 4 - ENGLISH/BRITISH MONARCHS
Some of my weaknesses are even weaker than I thought. I probably couldn't have named more than two of these.

From the time of the Norman conquest, England (and since 1603, the UK) has been ruled by monarchs belonging to 10 named Houses (per royal.gov.uk; 'restorations' not included as separate Houses). Name the first monarch to rule under the name of any of these Houses (ten possible answers):
  • Normandy
  • Angevin
  • Plantagenet
  • Lancaster
  • York
  • Tudor
  • Stuart
  • Hanover
  • Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
  • Windsor
Question 5 - EXPLORERS
I never can remember who was the first to get where. It seems that the explorers themselves were often unsure. Keeping that in mind:

Name any of the following:
  • the commander of the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, either when it was begun, or when it was completed (two possible answers);
  • the first European to reach the Pacific Ocean, or the Mississippi River (two possible answers);
  • the leader of the 1908 overland expedition to the North Pole (which is disputed), or the 1909 overland expedition to the North Pole (also disputed), or the first person to have reached both poles (mercifully undisputed, as far as I can tell) (three possible answers);
  • the first mammal, human being, American or woman to orbit the Earth (four possible answers);
  • the first person (or persons) to summit Mount Everest and return alive, or the first to reach the top of all of the Seven Summits (for our purposes being Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Vinson and Puncak Jaya, known as the 'Messner list') (three possible answers; only one name is required).
Question 6 - LANDMARKS?
If we can't agree on who got there first, maybe we can agree on where 'there' is. Or maybe not.

Name one of the following:
  • the aforementioned 'Messner list' is one of the two main versions of the Seven Summits. The other (the 'Bass list') differs from Messner in listing this (much shorter) mountain in place of Puncak Jaya;
  • the tallest mountain in the world, as measured all the way from base to top (even if the base is underwater), or measured as the point on the surface which is farthest from the center of the Earth (two possible answers);
  • the longest river (main stem length excluding tributaries) on any of the six continents (excluding Antarctica) (six possible answers);
  • any of the buildings that have been recognized as the world's tallest (on the basis of 'height to architectural top', as defined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) since the construction of the World Trade Center in 1971 (four possible answers).
Question 7 - POPULAR OPERAS
Groan.

Over the last 130 years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has performed over 300 different works. Name any opera that has been performed by the Met over 850 times (seven possible answers; the highest-ranked to fall below this is Faust, with 752);
OR
Name any opera to premiere at the Met in this century, which has had at least 15 performances (five possible answers).

Question 8 - ROCK DRUMMERS
Everybody knows singers, and guitar players, but drummers? Drummers get no respect, no respect at all (see Gallagher, Noel). Let's show them some love.

Over the last 30 years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted over 200 'performers', but only about 1/3 of those were bands that included a drummer. Name any drummer inducted into the Hall of Fame, including recipients of the Sidemen (2000-09) or Musical Excellence (2011-15) awards. (Many, many answers to choose from. Singletons for everyone! Your answer must be included in the band's official HoF citation.)

Question 9 - NON-ENGLISH LIT
What is even worse than a weakness? A feebleness? I'm sure the rest of the community will make this look easier than I think it is.

In the last 20 years, the Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to writers working in 11 different languages. Name any winner of the Literature Prize in this period, who writes primarily in a language other than English (14 possible answers);
OR
Name any language, other than English, which has had multiple winners of the Literature Prize during this time period (three possible answers).

Question 10 - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL LITERATURE!
So much for the highbrow stuff. Let's wrap up with something that's a little more my speed.

Name any one of:
  • the characters to appear as a Hogwarts student in all seven of the Harry Potter... books, and finish the entire series without dying (six possible answers);
  • the only character to have at least one POV chapter in each of the five books (so far) in the a Song of Ice and Fire book series;
  • the characters to appear in all seven seasons of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series (yeah, I called it literature!) (four possible answers).
Good luck, everyone!
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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses

Post by mahatma » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:38 am

31 Entries so far. Singletons! Get your ice-cold singletons here!
SpoilerShow
quarterrican
caknuck
gamawire
Lampy
immaf
Magna
ElendilPickle
MarkBarrett
Peggles
Blue Lion
Peachbox
dott888
mennoknight
Ryno
9021amyers
dinghammer
psgola
dnbguy
Rackme32
nightreign
patkav
econgator
Category 13
Caboom
goforthetie
Woof
Tabby
Holocene Hero
Bamaman
RandyG
ouachiouat
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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses

Post by mahatma » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:38 am

Clarification for Question #10 - Now That's What I Call Literature!
Normal Jeopardy! naming convention (last name only, unless necessary) does not apply in this case. Within the limited context of the three works in this question, first names only can work, as long as there isn't another character within that context with the same first name. For example, if I asked a question involving Lost and Grey's Anatomy (sorry; maybe next time), answers like 'Jack' or 'McDreamy' would be perfectly fine, while 'Shepherd' would be a BMS.

Clarification for Question #5 - Explorers
The question re the first circumnavigation of the globe refers to that voyage only. There are two possible answers as applied to the very first trip around the globe.
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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses QUESTIONS POSTED

Post by mahatma » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:35 pm

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses QUESTIONS POSTED

Post by gamawire » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:11 am

Now that TD 261's results have been posted, I figured this needed some bumping up (before it falls off the first page).
"It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing." -- Seneca

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses QUESTIONS POSTED

Post by mahatma » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:00 am

So, I guess I need to sign up for an image hosting site before I can post images here. Therefore, you will all be spared images of various disco dancers doing the BUMP. Tragic.

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses CLOSES 10:00pm EDT WED 09.30

Post by mahatma » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:54 am

Rebump. 36 hours to go!

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses QUESTIONS POSTED

Post by Caboom » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:11 am

mahatma wrote:So, I guess I need to sign up for an image hosting site before I can post images here. Therefore, you will all be spared images of various disco dancers doing the BUMP. Tragic.
Nope, you can use "upload attachment" below your post to post the images. Let's see the disco dancers!

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses QUESTIONS POSTED

Post by mahatma » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:24 am

Caboom wrote:
mahatma wrote:So, I guess I need to sign up for an image hosting site before I can post images here. Therefore, you will all be spared images of various disco dancers doing the BUMP. Tragic.
Nope, you can use "upload attachment" below your post to post the images. Let's see the disco dancers!
Oh, thanks. I was trying to use the various tags above the post.

Be careful what you wish for. I'll probably need to bump this thread once more before the deadline.

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses CLOSES 10:00pm EDT WED 09.30

Post by dinghammer » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:01 pm

Friendly bump!

I hope some of you have been waiting until the last few hours to submit worse answers than mine. If there are any!

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses CLOSES 10:00pm EDT WED 09.30

Post by mahatma » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:29 pm

Thanks, dinghammer, but I want to post this anyway.
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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses reveal begins on 10.01 (at 10.01?)

Post by mahatma » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:01 am

Okay, here we go. Thanks to everyone who entered. This is a lot of fun.
I was a little surprised by the sheep and the unused answers. However, I was even more surprised that two people could name the Justin Bieber song.

Question 1 - CURRENT EVENTS
SpoilerShow
The old pub quiz staple that often kicks my butt. I'm just not hep enough to what the young cats are into these days.

Name the current:
  • #1 movie in the US (domestic box office for the weekend of 18-20 September);
  • #1 single (title and artist) on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for the week ending Saturday, 19 September;
  • title of the most-recent winner of the: Best Picture Oscar; Album of the Year Grammy; Outstanding Drama or Comedy Series Emmy; Best Musical or Play Tony awards (six possible answers);
  • #1 book (title and author) on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list for the week ending Sunday, 20 September (two possible answers, in the categories of Harcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction);
  • team with the best record in Major League Baseball's National or American League (as of the games of Sunday, 20 September) (two possible answers);
  • leader for either the Republican or Democratic 2016 presidential nomination (per RealClearPolitics.com average of national polls dated 31 August - 19 September) (two possible answers).
Kansas City Royals (CO-SHEEP!) — 7 responses
econgator
MarkBarrett
mennoknight
ouachiouat
Peachbox
RandyG
Woof

Saint Louis Cardinals (CO-SHEEP! (and BOO!)) — 7 responses
Blue Lion
caknuck
dnbguy
dott888
patkav
psgola
Rackme32

Donald Trump — 4 responses
Bamaman
Caboom
Holocene Hero
Tabby

Game of Thrones — 2 responses
immaf
Ryno

Maze Runner: the Scorch Trials — 2 responses
ElendilPickle
goforthetie

Veep — 2 responses
dinghammer
gamawire

'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber — 2 responses
Lampy
nightreign

Fun HomeSingleton!
Peggles

Morning Phase by BeckSingleton!
9021amyers

Plunder and Deceit by Mark R LevinSingleton!
Category 13

DROP
Magna

Incorrect Answers
Fun House
quarterrican

Unused Correct Answers
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
the Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
Hillary Clinton

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Re: TD 262 - S+W QUESTION 1 RESULTS POSTED

Post by mahatma » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:09 am

Pop culture takes the day on this one. Sports fans (and wannabe carnies) to the back of the class.

Standings after Question 1 - Current Events
1. Magna — 0 pts
2. 9021amyers — 1 pts
2. Category 13 — 1 pts
2. Peggles — 1 pts
5. dinghammer — 2 pts
5. ElendilPickle — 2 pts
5. gamawire — 2 pts
5. goforthetie — 2 pts
5. immaf — 2 pts
5. Lampy — 2 pts
5. nightreign — 2 pts
5. Ryno — 2 pts
13. Bamaman — 4 pts
13. Caboom — 4 pts
13. Holocene Hero — 4 pts
13. Tabby — 4 pts
17. Blue Lion — 7 pts
17. caknuck — 7 pts
17. dnbguy — 7 pts
17. dott888 — 7 pts
17. econgator — 7 pts
17. MarkBarrett — 7 pts
17. mennoknight — 7 pts
17. ouachiouat — 7 pts
17. patkav — 7 pts
17. Peachbox — 7 pts
17. psgola — 7 pts
17. Rackme32 — 7 pts
17. RandyG — 7 pts
17. Woof — 7 pts
31. quarterrican — 12 pts

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Re: TD 262 - S+W QUESTION 1 RESULTS POSTED

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:06 am

Oh, sure. I don't end up entering a TD, and my answer for Question 1 (Birdman) would've been a singleton. They say the only way to win at TD is not to play, but I manage to lose even then.
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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses reveal begins on 10.01 (at 10.01?)

Post by quarterrican » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:26 am

mahatma wrote: Incorrect Answers
Fun House
quarterrican
Oof - stomach punch level brain fart. I must've been rushing. Welp, only up from here, hopefully.

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses reveal begins on 10.01 (at 10.01?)

Post by mahatma » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:42 pm

quarterrican wrote:
mahatma wrote: Incorrect Answers
Fun House
quarterrican
Oof - stomach punch level brain fart. I must've been rushing. Welp, only up from here, hopefully.
The good news: you're guaranteed to win any tiebreaker situation.

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Re: TD 262 - S+W QUESTION 1 RESULTS POSTED

Post by Magna » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Hurray! I'm in the lead!

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Re: TD 262 - S+W QUESTION 1 RESULTS POSTED

Post by nightreign » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:01 pm

Curse you, Lampy! I thought I had this one!
(Honestly, it probably doesn't matter, as I will inevitably crash and burn later.)

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Re: TD 262 - Strengths and Weaknesses CLOSES 10:00pm EDT WED 09.30

Post by Blue Lion » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:46 pm

dinghammer wrote:Friendly bump!

I hope some of you have been waiting until the last few hours to submit worse answers than mine. If there are any!
For this game, I got my bad answers in early.

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Re: TD 262 - S+W QUESTION 2 RESULTS POSTED

Post by mahatma » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:08 pm

On to the results for question #2. I have to say, unused answers outnumbered those that were picked, for which I'll take some of the heat. Some of these were pretty obscure, but at least one answer was just begging to be picked (especially in light of the co-SHEEP). I'm not sure if this was reverse psychology at work or what. It seems my lack of understanding of TDs applies even when I'm not playing!

Question 2 - NOT-SO CURRENT EVENTS (1972 ed)
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I can't remember yesterday (I just remember doing what they told me...), but find it easier to remember things that happened in the past. 1972 was a really good year for me, so let's look to then.

Name any one of the:
  • #1 movie in US domestic box office for 1972;
  • #1 single (title and artist) for the year on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart;
  • title of the winner of any of the following, as awarded at the ceremonies held in 1972: Best Picture Oscar (44th Academy Awards); Album of the Year Grammy (14th Grammy Awards); Outstanding Drama or Comedy Series Emmy (24th Emmy Awards); Best Musical or Play Tony awards (26th Tony Awards) (six possible answers);
  • books (title and author) to top the New York Times Fiction Bestseller list during the year (four possible answers);
  • winner of the 1972 World Series (of American baseball);
  • nominee for either the Republican or Democratic Party in the 1972 presidential election (two possible answers).
Richard Nixon (CO-SHEEP!) — 9 responses
caknuck
dnbguy
dott888
Holocene Hero
immaf
Magna
nightreign
ouachiouat
quarterrican

Oakland Athletics (CO-SHEEP!(and BOO! again!)) — 9 responses
Bamaman
Blue Lion
econgator
ElendilPickle
MarkBarrett
Peachbox
psgola
Rackme32
Woof

All in the Family — 3 responses
patkav
Peggles
Ryno

the French Connection — 3 responses
9021amyers
Caboom
goforthetie

'the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' by Roberta Flack — 2 responses
Category 13
RandyG

the GodfatherSingleton!
gamawire

SHEEP
dinghammer
Tabby

DROP
Lampy
Mennoknight

Unused Correct Answers
Tapestry by Carole King
Elizabeth R (a BBC series; whodathunkit?)
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Sticks and Bones
Wheels by Arthur Hailey
the Winds of War by Herman Wouk
the Word by Irving Wallace
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
George McGovern (WHAAA?)

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