TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

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TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:54 pm

TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Here's a quiz with twelve questions and a twist. Enjoy!

Here are the rules:

1. Please send me your answers by private message, but NOT ANYWHERE IN THIS THREAD!

2. The deadline for submission is 5:30 p.m. central time Monday, November 9.

3. The object, as you know, is to provide the least popular correct answer for each of the questions.
a. Your base score on a question equals the number of people (including you) who gave your answer. There is also a multiplier for each question, though. More on that in the next rule.
b. There are no DROPs, SHEEPs, HEDGEs, or any helps this time!
c. Lowest final score wins (with total computed by adding your scores together)

4. Each answer will come with a multiplier of your choice; however, you must choose each number in the set {-1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10} EXACTLY ONCE. Wrong answers will be given the sheep score AND have your chosen multiplier increased by two. (Examples: an answer with a multiplier of -1 will become 1; 0 becomes 2; 1 becomes 3; etc.)

5. Answers must be provided out of the wealth of information that exists in your brain - no research! However, if you are lucky enough to stumble onto an answer between when you read the question and when you submit your answers, it is fully acceptable to use that.

6. The first tiebreaker will be the number of singletons, then doubletons, then submission order.

7. If you have questions or comments, send them to me via private message unless you are sure that what you say will not reveal answers, offer hints, steer players away from negbait, or in any other way affect the outcome. If appropriate, I’ll post clarifications below the questions.

Good Luck!
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:55 pm

Questions:

1. Name someone who has been the host of or a judge on at least one full season of "America's Got Talent." (One-episode guest judges don't count; also, don't count Simon Cowell, as he won't start until next summer's season). (11 answers)

2. Name a golfer who has shot a record round of 63 in a men's major golf championship (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship). (25 answers)

3. Name the current CAPTIAL city of a country that made the round of sixteen in the 2014 FIFA World Cup (men's soccer). (16 answers)

4. Name a place or person that is the namesake of a Pauline epistle in the New Testament. Don't count Hebrews, as that's not named for a particlular person or place. (10 answers)

5. Name a director of a film in the "Star Trek" or "Star Wars" film franchises. (Already released theatrical films only; TV shows don't count.) (12 answers)

6. Name the act primarily associated with one set of the following musical numbers. (Specify which letter you're choosing).
A. 15 (song), 22 (song), 1989 (album)
B. 1989 (track-for-track cover of the album in answer A)
C. 2112
D. 25 or 6 to 4
E. 4'33"
F. 5150 (not Dierks Bentley)
G. 9 to 5
H. 6 Foot 7 Foot
I. 10538 Overture
J. 1999
K. 19 and 21 (albums)

7. Name one of the athletes/politicans who did the following. (Specify which letter you're choosing).
A. 1993 Heisman runner-up who represented North Carolina in the House as a Blue Dog Democrat.
B. He threw a perfect game in 1964 and was a two-term Senator from Kentucky.
C. Seattle wide receiver who narrowly lost the 2002 race for Governor of Oklahoma.
D. First high schooler to break the four minute mile; represented Kansas in Congress.
E. Princeton and New York Knicks star who was a Senator from New Jersey.
F. Eight-division world champion in boxing and member of the Philippine House of Representatives.
G. Pro Bowl tackle for the Eagles who represented New Jersey in Congress.
H. Pistons Hall of Famer who was Mayor of Detroit from 2009 to 2013.
I. Phoenix Suns point guard and current Mayor of Sacramento.
J. Cornhuskers coach who served three terms in the House representing Nebraska.
K. Sooners quarterback who represented Oklahoma in Congress from 1995 to 2003.
L. Buffalo Bills quarterback and Bob Dole's running mate.

8. Name one of the Von Trapp children from the film "The Sound of Music" or one of the actors/actresses who played them. (14 answers)

9. Name a woman who has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. (14 answers)

10. Name an element whose atomic number is a multiple of five (Offically named elements only, so ununpentium and possible heavier elements don't count). (22 answers)

11. Name a Tudor or Stuart monarch who ruled England/Great Britain/United Kingdom. (12 answers)

12. Name the Jeopardy! superchamp in the BLANK given the champ before and the champ after. (Specify which letter you're choosing).

A. Chris Hurt, BLANK, Todd Lovell
B. Frederique Delapree, BLANK, Brian Loughnane
C. Jason Keller, BLANK, Dan McShane
D. Dylan Wint, BLANK, Rob Groves
E. Mary Kay Schmidt, BLANK, Pat Roche
F. Julie Singer, BLANK, Diana Peloquin
G. Chris Fleitas, BLANK, Katie Proctor
H. Meg Miller, BLANK, Jelisa Castrodale
I. Teresa Grasso, BLANK, Victoria Groce
J. Sonrisa Cooper, BLANK, Mark Japinga
K. Patricia Crane, BLANK, Kristen Welsh
L. Jerry Harvey, BLANK, Nancy Zerg
M. Mike Lonesky, BLANK, Meredith Lowmaster
N. Dylan Parson, BLANK, Michael Baker
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:55 pm

List of participants (30):

MarkBarrett
9021amyers
Abraxas
Lampy
caknuck
chmmr
geolawyerman
gamawire
Ivoirians
Ryno
mahatma
Vermonter
Magna
clprez
BigDaddyMatty
Caboom
dott888
dnbguy
patkav
Blue Lion
Lefty
ouachiouat
psgola
Armandillo
econgator
goforthetie
Peggles
quarterrican
kettledrum
tjconn728
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:56 pm

Clarifications will go here.

Question 11 should have thirteen answers, not twelve.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:11 pm

Bump, bump, bump. Entrant list about to be updated with nine names and with one clarification: there should be 13 answers to question 11, not 12.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:13 pm

We're now up to ten entries.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:40 pm

Bump for our eleventh entrant.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:31 am

Thirteen entries now! Deadline is just after the first TOC match on Monday (ending at 5:30 Central in my market).
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by Magna » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:03 pm

mujason wrote:Thirteen entries now!
Looks like I'm lucky 13!

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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:38 pm

Up to fifteen entries now; still some time to multiply your fun!
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:06 am

Eighteen entries now; let's try to get to thirty!
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:21 pm

Now up to a score of entrants; what will your score be if you enter?
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:29 pm

With less than 24 hours to go, the number of entries is now up to 27. Thanks to all the entrants.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:42 pm

Less than three hours to go and we now have 29 entries.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:43 pm

Entries are now closed with thirty entries. Results will start soon.
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:30 pm

First result!

1. Name someone who has been the host of or a judge on at least one full season of "America's Got Talent." (One-episode guest judges don't count; also, don't count Simon Cowell, as he won't start until next summer's season). (11 answers)

David Hasselhoff CO-SHEEP 5
MarkBarrett x1
gamawire x2
Ivoirians x3
Magna x5
dnbguy x6

Sharon Osbourne CO-SHEEP 5
Lampy x3
chmmr x5
geolawyerman x9
mahatma x3
tjconn728 x8

Howie Mandel 3
Abraxas x2
patkav x1
kettledrum x4

Mel B 3
9021amyers x7
Vermonter x3
quarterrican x9

Heidi Klum 3
Ryno x3
Lefty x1
Armandillo x3

Howard Stern 3
clprez x1
dott888 x7
goforthetie x0

Brandy Norwood 2
BigDaddyMatty x9
Caboom x8

Nick Cannon SINGLETON!
caknuck x4

Regis Philbin SINGLETON!
Peggles x8

Jerry Springer SINGLETON!
psgola x4

WRONG 5 with a +2 on the multiplier

Air Bud
ouachiouat 1 + 2 = 3

Lenny Kravitz
Blue Lion 1 + 2 = 3

Me
econgator 0 + 2 = 2

Unused:
Piers Morgan
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Scores after Question One:
goforthetie 0
Lefty 3
clprez 3
patkav 3
psgola 4
caknuck 4
MarkBarrett 5
Abraxas 6
Peggles 8
Ryno 9
Armandillo 9
Vermonter 9
gamawire 10
econgator 10
kettledrum 12
ouachiouat 15
Ivoirians 15
Blue Lion 15
Lampy 15
mahatma 15
Caboom 16
BigDaddyMatty 18
dott888 21
9021amyers 21
Magna 25
chmmr 25
quarterrican 27
dnbguy 30
tjconn728 40
geolawyerman 45
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by 9021amyers » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:18 pm

mujason wrote: Mel B 3
9021amyers x7
I responded with three different variants of my answer's name -- "Melanie Brown, AKA Mel B, AKA Scary Spice" -- to be sure there was no mistaking who I was referring to.

And because I can't resist providing redundant information in these quizzes.

And because I'm enough of a '90s weirdo to remember which Spice Girl she was.

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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:01 am

Question Two results:

Name a golfer who has shot a record round of 63 in a men's major golf championship (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship). (25 answers)

Tiger Woods 2007 PGA Championship SHEEP 8
Lampy x-1
gamawire x0
mahatma x-1
Magna x-1
dnbguy x4
patkav x0
econgator x-1
quarterrican x0

Jack Nicklaus 1980 U.S. Open 3
Caboom x5
Armandillo x1
kettledrum x3

Johnny Miller 1973 U.S. Open 2
Blue Lion x4
Lefty x9

Greg Norman 1986 British Open and 1996 Masters 2
Abraxas x7
clprez x10

Payne Stewart 1993 British Open 2
Vermonter x8
ouachiouat x8

Mark Hayes 1977 British Open SINGLETON!
9021amyers x10

Gary Player 1984 PGA Championship SINGLETON!
dott888 x8

Nick Price 1986 Masters SINGLETON!
psgola x5

Vijay Singh 1993 PGA Championship and 2003 U.S. Open SINGLETON!
MarkBarrett x10

Rory McIlroy 2010 British Open SINGLETON!
geolawyerman x2

Jason Dufner 2013 PGA Championship SINGLETON!
Ryno x10

WRONG 8 with a +2 on the multiplier

Bubba Watson
Peggles -1 + 2 = 1

Ernie Els
Ivoirians 8 + 2 = 10

Jordan Spieth
caknuck 2 + 2 = 4
BigDaddyMatty 3 + 2 = 5
goforthetie 1 + 2 = 3

Phil Mickelson
chmmr 4 + 2 = 6
tjconn728 4 + 2 = 6

Unused:
Bruce Crampton 1975 PGA Championship
Tom Weiskopf 1980 U.S. Open
Isao Aoki 1980 British Open
Raymond Floyd 1982 PGA Championship
Paul Broadhurst 1990 British Open
Jodie Mudd 1991 British Open
Nick Faldo 1993 British Open
Michael Bradley 1995 PGA Championship
Brad Faxon 1995 PGA Championship
Jose Maria Olazabal 2000 PGA Championship
Mark O'Meara 2001 PGA Championship
Thomas Bjorn 2005 PGA Championship
Steve Stricker 2011 PGA Championship
Hiroshi Iwata 2015 PGA Championship
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Re: TD 268: Choose Your Own Multiplier

Post by mujason » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:02 am

Scores after Question Two:
econgator 2
patkav 3
Lampy 7
mahatma 7
psgola 9
gamawire 10
Armandillo 12
MarkBarrett 15
Peggles 16
Magna 17
Ryno 19
Abraxas 20
Lefty 21
kettledrum 21
clprez 23
Blue Lion 23
goforthetie 24
Vermonter 25
quarterrican 27
dott888 29
9021amyers 31
Caboom 31
ouachiouat 31
caknuck 36
geolawyerman 47
BigDaddyMatty 58
dnbguy 62
chmmr 73
tjconn728 88
Ivoirians 95
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