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TD 284: Just Images

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Welcome to Think Different No. 284!

Link to reveals: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Q11 Q12

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TD 284: Rules

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Each question has 12 possible answers.

Points will be tabulated in the normal manner: 1 point for each person (including yourself) who gave that particular correct response.

I tried to make every question of this quiz accessible to all. However, you may use the SKIP option on any question you like, as many times as you like. The SKIP option is a fixed score equal to 1/5 the number of players, rounded.

Any wrong answer is a fixed score equal to 1/3 the number of players, rounded. So, if 60 players enter, a wrong answer will cost you 20 points, while a SKIP will cost you 12 points.

You do not have to match your answers with the respective images. That should give you some leeway to guess.

The usual stuff about cheating: don't do it.
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TD 284: Images

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Click on any image to open a larger version.

Please submit your responses using this Google Form.

Remember, you do not need to match your responses with a particular image.



1. State quarters

When I was young and naive, I collected the official state quarters because I thought maybe they'd be worth something someday.

Pick one and name the state.

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2. Film

Here are stills from twelve of my favorite motion pictures.

Pick one and name the film.

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3. An album cover

Here are redacted covers from 12 albums I love.

Name the artist who released one of them.

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4. Mass-transit systems

You guys know I like mass transit, right? I also like graphic design.

Name the city primarily served by the transportation service indicated by one of these logos.

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5. Television

Here are twelve television characters I've been told resemble me in some way, for better or for worse.

Name the show on which your selected character appears.

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6. World leaders

When I was young, I thought I'd grow up to be the Leader of the Free World. (Tremble in horror.)

Name a current world leader displayed here.

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7. Faceless art

I've been studying art as of late. Pick one of these faceless excerpts from a timeless piece and name the artist.

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8. Country shapes

I enjoy the strange shapes many countries have taken.

Name one of the countries presented here, not to scale. (N.B. spaces between parts of the same country are to scale.)

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9. Historic dates

I'm a firm believer in memorizing year Pavlovs; if I hear Battle of New Orleans, for example, I can immediately spit out 1815.

Pick one of the works here and name the year in which the event portrayed took place.

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10. Logos

The summer after I graduated from Middlebury, the administration unveiled a new logo. It was quickly met with near-universal derision, and the college ditched it.

The logo was created by the firm now known as Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, which had greater success with the twelve designs below. Pick one and name the brand represented.

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11. The App Store

Here are twelve icons that appear, at present, on my home screen.

Pick one and name the associated app.

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12. Game shows

Name a game show featured in one of these screenshots, at least one of which was on my family's television on any given day when I was young.

Don't worry about being specific; "Lingo", "Super Lingo", and "Lingo '98", if those varieties existed, would all count as the same answer.

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Tiebreaker: fewest singletons, then fewest doubletons, etc.
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Re: TD 284: Just Images

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Just to confirm, because I'm sure some of you were wondering: no, there are no special rules in this TD. No multipliers, no absurd SHEEP penalties, no aiming-for-the-middle. Simply a good old-fashioned Think Different throw down. (TDTD?)
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The Google form won't let me type.

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Re: TD 284: Just Images

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Rackme32 wrote:The Google form won't let me type.
Works fine for me.
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Rackme32 wrote:The Google form won't let me type.
Seems to work okay for me.

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Re: TD 284: Just Images

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Rackme32 wrote:The Google form won't let me type.
You're not the first to report this issue. Could you please PM me your browser/OS info and a screenshot?

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This looks awesome. Can't wait to enter.

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I don't know where to look for the OS info, but this is a Toshiba Satellite laptop with one sticker reading "intel inside" and another that reads "energy star". I sometimes had to click around quite a bit to get a cursor, but eventually I was able. Anyway, fun quiz, though not one that made me feel very smart very often. Question 9 was my clear favorite.
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Re: TD 284: Just Images

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Lefty wrote:I don't know where to look for the OS info, but this is a Toshiba Satellite laptop with one sticker reading "intel inside" and another that reads "energy star". I sometimes had to click around quite a bit to get a cursor, but eventually I was able. Anyway, fun quiz, though not one that made me feel very smart very often. Question 9 was my clear favorite.
Thanks! I can't tell how the new Google Forms plays on Windows. Clicking around might be the best solution for now – I see your entry went through.
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I submitted using Safari on my iPhone, and noticed no problems.

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I chiseled mine on a stone tablet and threw it into the sea. [fingers crossed, hoping it arrives soon]
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Windows 8.1, Chrome, no issues here. Excellent quiz!

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Magna wrote:I chiseled mine on a stone tablet and threw it into the sea. [fingers crossed, hoping it arrives soon]
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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Magna wrote:I chiseled mine on a stone tablet and threw it into the sea. [fingers crossed, hoping it arrives soon]
http://johnhartstudios.com/bc/2016/02/2 ... y-21-2016/
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Yes. I thought it would get more likes.

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Re: TD 284: Just Images

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Found my problem...

The look of the Google Form was different than what I've seen before and I was clicking the wrong spot..

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Re: TD 284: Just Images

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Someone submitted an entry with SKIP for every answer. That is not a good strategy, so I ignored it.

With 33 players as of now, a SKIP is worth 7 points, while the average correct answer is worth slightly less than 3. (A wrong answer is good for 11.)
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Vermonter wrote:Someone submitted an entry with SKIP for every answer. That is not a good strategy, so I ignored it.

With 33 players as of now, a SKIP is worth 7 points, while the average correct answer is worth slightly less than 3. (A wrong answer is good for 11.)
I'm kind of curious to see how it would turn out in the end, and would kind of like to see this person's answers included when the reveal happens.

(Note: it wasn't me. You think I"d "skip" a question that asks me to identify country shapes?)
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dhkendall wrote:
Vermonter wrote:Someone submitted an entry with SKIP for every answer. That is not a good strategy, so I ignored it.

With 33 players as of now, a SKIP is worth 7 points, while the average correct answer is worth slightly less than 3. (A wrong answer is good for 11.)
I'm kind of curious to see how it would turn out in the end, and would kind of like to see this person's answers included when the reveal happens.
It's a fixed penalty, so it won't be too hard to calculate.
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