TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

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TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Final Results!

Post by lindap » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:16 pm

This TD deals with books, though not the content of those books. I have picked some of my favorite books that also lend themselves (sometimes quite tenuously) to my questions. The goal is to choose the answer you think the fewest of your fellow entrants will choose, so that the lowest score wins. Bonus questions at the end might lower your total even further. Good luck!

Rules
The usual suspects, as follows:
1. One drop for a score of zero
2. One sheep for a score that is equal to the most common answer
3. Wrong answers in the core questions will receive a score equal to sheep+3
4. Enter by pm, before 7PM EST on 2-13-17
5. Bonus questions have NO penalty for guessing
6. The number in parentheses is the number of possible answers for the multiple choice questions

1. "Primary Colors" A thinly veiled novel of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. Name any one of Republican presidential candidates from the 2016 campaign who were still campaigning by the time of the Iowa caucuses (12, including eventual nominee)

2. "Main Street" A not-too-flattering view of small town America. OTOH, "Exile on Main Street" is my favorite Rolling Stones album! Name any current or former member of the Rolling Stones OR the title of the documentary partially filmed at Altamont Speedway OR the only Lennon-McCartney song recorded by the Stones (10)

3. "Middlesex" A Pulitzer Prize winner novel about 3 generations of Greek-Americans in Detroit. Name any Pulitzer Prize winning novel from 1992 through 2016 (24)

4. "Breakfast of Champions" One of several novels to feature the fictional character, sci-fi author Kilgore Trout. Name any Stanley Cup champion team from 2000 on. Team name alone is OK; you don't need a city/state (10 teams as several won more than one)

5. "The Moviegoer" A stockbroker in Louisiana attempts to relieve his existential angst by going to the movies. Name any Best Picture Oscar nominee for 2017 or 2016 (17)

6. "Elmer Gantry" A womanizing evangelist and his effects on people around him. Name any book of the new Testament (King James version) other than one of the four gospels. DO NOT include any numbers, eg., if there had been lots of letters to the people of Dalmatia, you could answer "Dalmatians", and not necessarily 101 Dalmatians (17)

7. "Oh, The Places You'll Go" A popular choice for graduates, though it is essentially a children's book. Identify one of the following airports by the airport code. Be sure to include the letter of your answer
A. AIY
B. BWI
C. PHF
D. MGM
E. CVG
F. SAN
G. HHH
H. JAX
I. SNA
J. ORD
K. MSY
L. ORF

8. "Sirens of Titan" Satirical science fiction with interplanetary travel to one of Saturn's moons. Name any moon of Saturn (53 named!)

9. "Pirate Latitudes" A novel of 17th century "Pirates of the Caribbean". Name the capital city of any Caribbean country (By "Caribbean country",I mean any independent island nation, not any country that just has a Caribbean coastline) (13)

10. "The Great Gatsby" Probably THE novel of the Roaring Twenties. Answer one of the following questions about other people famous in the 1920s
A. Warren G. Harding promised a return to what in his inaugural speech?
B. On February 14, 1929,in Chicago, members of whose gang were killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders?
C. In 1928, penicillin was discovered by this Scottish physician-scientist.
D. In 1928, this Norwegian woman won the first of her three consecutive gold medals in figure skating
E. He played the title role in 1927's "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length "talkie."
F. His "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" won the 1923 Newbery Medal, given for excellence in children's literature.
G.The stock market crash of 1929 occurred in what month?
H.This swimmer won back to back gold medals in the 100m freestyle(1924 and 1928 Olympics) before swinging through the jungle as "Tarzan."
I. This St Louis Cardinal won seven batting championships and two Triple Crowns of Baseball in the 1920s
J. This small southwestern PA college, named for two Presidents of the US, played to a 0-0 tie with the California Golden Bears in the 1922 Rose Bowl, then called the Tournament East-West game.

Bonus 1 Although there are ten questions, there are only eight authors: two authors have two books on the list. For a -1 score, name one of these two authors.

Bonus 2 Just as there are eight authors, there are also eight Ivy League Universities (even though one uses the name "College"), not coincidentally. The books and authors were chosen (or in the current vernacular, carefully curated) so that each author attended one of the Ivy League schools. By "attended", I do not mean that the author necessarily graduated or attended the undergraduate college; one of the authors may have attended the Yale School of Divinity or the Princeton School of Law(that's a joke, son). For a possible -8 off your score, match the author to the Ivy League school he attended. No penalty for guessing incorrectly. The more you know, the lower your score.
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Re: TD: From my Bookshelf

Post by morbeedo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:25 pm

Thanks for the quiz!

For #9, how many possible answers are there?

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Re: TD: From my Bookshelf

Post by lindap » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:48 pm

I added the missing numbers. I accidentally hit submit instead of preview and didn't have the numbers in front of me.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:19 am

I'm currently hosting the Academy Awards TD, but it's not helping me remember the films nominated for best picture in 2016 / 2017 (or 2015 / 2016, if you go with the year of the film, which is the convention for the Oscars). I'm ok with this year but last year is spotty. Here's hoping I don't sheep or worse - pick a wrong answer!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by immaf » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:18 pm

In question #7, do you need the actual name of the airport, or is giving the city it serves okay?

In question #9, do you need both capital and country?
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by lindap » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:10 pm

Either the city or the airport name will be fine. Scoring will be based on the letter, eg., if there was an M and the code was LBE, answering Latrobe (for the city) or Arnold Palmer (actual airport name) would be OK. For the Caribbean capitals, the capital city alone is sufficient.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by Olduvai George » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:58 pm

Silly question, but what is the best way to enter this TD?

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by merica » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:40 pm

Olduvai George wrote:Silly question, but what is the best way to enter this TD?
It's hidden a bit in the TD's rules, but #4 states to enter via PM

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by lindap » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:10 pm

Still time to enter!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:40 pm

Any chance you could extend the deadline due to the board outage?
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf

Post by lindap » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:17 am

Due to board outage, deadline extended until 7PM today, Wednesday 2-15!

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1 and Q2 results

Post by lindap » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 pm

1. "Primary Colors" A thinly veiled novel of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. Name any one of Republican presidential candidates from the 2016 campaign who were still campaigning by the time of the Iowa caucuses (12, including eventual nominee)
I'll give the answers as names only, no titles.

Ben Carson (9) SHEEP
dklee12
clprez
CasketRomance
BobF
Vermonter
1stlevelthinker
oduguy
floridagator
ElendilPickle

Carly Fiorina (7)
xxaaxxx
Category 13
immaf
guessonguessonguess
sillymonkey
morbeedo
Tylbalteon

John Kasich (4)
econgator
Peachbox
merica
MarkBarrett

Rand Paul (3)
WoppyT
jgamer
Vintsanity

Rick Santorum (2)
WooWho?
macrae1234

Chris Christie (2)
Aunt_Ija
BlueLion

Ted Cruz (2)
gamawire
Rackme32

Marco Rubio (2)
Matt Knowles
clt 013

Donald Trump Singleton!
pauerpoint

DROP
McSheffrey

Incorrect +12 pts
Scott Walker (He suspended his campaign in September, 2015)
woof

Unused (These three candidates were still campaigning at the time of the Iowa caucuses.)
Jeb Bush
Mike Huckabee
Jim Gilmore


2. "Main Street" A not-too-flattering view of small town America. OTOH, "Exile on Main Street" is my favorite Rolling Stones album! Name any current or former member of the Rolling Stones OR the title of the documentary partially filmed at Altamont Speedway OR the only Lennon-McCartney song recorded by the Stones (10)

Mick Jagger (8) SHEEP
merica
Matt Knowles
clt 013
pauerpoint
sillymonkey
morbeedo
WooWho?
guessonguessonguess

Keith Richards (4)
Aunt_Ija
BlueLion
Vintsanity
oduguy

Charlie Watts (4)
McSheffrey
CasketRomance
Rackme32
ElendilPickle

"I Wanna Be Your Man" (3)
WoppyT
category13
BobF

Bill Wyman (2)
MarkBarrett
floridagator

Mick Taylor (2)
macrae1234
gamawire

Ian Stewart Singleton
jgamer

Drop
dklee12
econgator
1stlvevlthinker
Vermonter
clprez
xxaaaxx
immaf
Peachbox
Tybalteon

Incorrect
Ronnie Lane
woof

Unused answers
Brian Jones (original guitarist)
Ron Wood (replaced Mick Taylor who had replaced Brian Jones)
"Gimme Shelter"

Results after two questions
1. econgator 4pts
1. jgamer 4 pts
1. gamawire 4 pts
1. macrae1234 4 pts
1. McSheffrey 4 pts
1. Peachbox 4 pts
7. Aunt_Ija 6 pts
7. Blue Lion 6 pts
7. MarkBarrett 6 pts
7. Rackme32 6 pts
7. WoppyT 6 pts
12. immaf 7 pts
12. Tybalteon 7 pts
12. Vintsanity 7 pts
12. xxaaaxx 7 pts
16. clprez 9 pts
16. dklee12 9 pts
16. 1stlevelthinker 9 pts
16. pauerpoint 9 pts
16. Vermonter 9 pts
21. category13 10 pts
21. clt013 10 pts
21. MattKnowles 10 pts
21. WooWho? 10 pts
25. floridagator 11 pts
26. BobF 12 pts
26. merica 12 pts
28. CasketRomance 13 pts
28. ElendilPickle 13 pts
28. oduguy 13 pts
31. guessonguessonguess 15 pts
31. morbeedo 15 pts
31. sillymonkey 15 pts
34. woof 23

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1 and Q2 results

Post by morbeedo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:42 pm

Ugh. Didn't go with Gimme Shelter only because I wasn't 100% sure it was right. Went with Carly figuring there'd be an even distribution. Now I'm scraping the bottom.
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1 and Q2 results

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:51 pm

Didn't submit due to the Blackout; would've had two Singletons. (Huckabee, Gimme Shelter)

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1 and Q2 results

Post by lindap » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:58 pm

Sorry you missed my update-I extended the "last call" until 2-15-16.

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q3 results

Post by lindap » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:16 pm

3. "Middlesex" A Pulitzer Prize winner novel about 3 generations of Greek-Americans in Detroit. Name any Pulitzer Prize winning novel from 1992 through 2016 (24)
Lots of sheep!

The Shipping News (4)
CasketRomance
macrae1234
floridagator
woof

All the Light We Cannot See (2)
clprez
Peachbox

Middlesex (2)
econgator
xxaaaxx

Gilead (2)
jgamer
ElendilPickle

The Goldfinch Singleton
gamawire

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Singleton
Vermonter

The Road Singleton
guessonguessonguess

Incorrect (SHEEP+3=7 pts)
The Goon Squad (Actual title of 2011 winner is A Visit from the Goon Squad)
MattKnowles

Beloved (Toni Morrison's novel won but in 1988)
Aunt_Ija
BlueLion

Drop (0 pts)
clt 013
WoppyT
BobF
sillymonkey
oduguy
rackme32

SHEEP (4 pts)
Vintsanity
WooWho?
McSheffrey
dklee12
Category13
immaf
pauerpoint
morbeedo
merica
1stlevelthinker
Tybalteon
MarkBarrett

There were 17 unused titles, and rather than list them all, here's a link if you want to check them out.http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/219

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q3 results

Post by lindap » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:15 pm

In honor of Sidney Crosby's 1000th point:
4. "Breakfast of Champions" One of several novels to feature the fictional character, sci-fi author Kilgore Trout. Name any Stanley Cup champion team from 2000 on. Team name alone is OK; you don't need a city/state (10 teams as several won more than one)

LA Kings 2012, 2014 (5) SHEEP
Matt Knowles
WooWho?
dklee12
oduguy
Tybalteon

Carolina Hurricanes 2006 (5) SHEEP
guessonguessonguess
CasketRomance
merica
macrae1234
clt 013

Anaheim Ducks 2007 (4)
McSheffrey
Aunt_Ija
1stlevelthinker
Mark Barrett

New Jersey Devils 2000, 2003 (3)
woof
BobF
xxaaaxx

Detroit Red Wings 2002, 2008 (3)
clprez
Peachbox
Bluelion

Chicago Blackhawks 2010, 2013, 2015 (2)
floridagator
ElendilPickle

Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 (2)
econgator
Vermonter

Colorado Avalanche 2001 (2)
Category 13
Vintsanity

Boston Bruins 2011 (2)
immaf
jgamer

Pittsburgh Penguins 2009, 2016 singleton
WoppyT

SHEEP (5 pts)
sillymonkey

DROP
pauerpoint
gamawire

Incorrect
Edmonton Oilers (lost in 2006)
morbeedo

Vancouver Canucks (lost in 2011)
Rackme32

Rankings after the first four questions
1. gamawire 5 pts
2. WoppyT 7 pts
3. econgator 8 pts
3. jgamer 8 pts
5. Peachbox 9 pts
6. McSheffrey 12pts
6. xxaaaxx 12 pts
6. Vermonter 12 pts
9. immaf 13 pts
9. pauerpoint 13 pts
9. Vintsanity 13 pts
9. macrae1234 13 pts
13. clprez 14 pts
13. Rackme32 14 pts
13. Mark Barrett 14 pts
16. clt 013 15 pts
16. BobF 15 pts
18. Category 13 16 pts
18. BlueLion 16 pts
18. Tybalteon 16 pts
21. Aunt_Ija 17 pts
21. 1stlevelthinker 17 pts
21. ElendilPickle 17 pts
21. floridagator 17 pts
25. dklee12 18 pts
25. oduguy 18 pts
27. WooWho? 19 pts
28. sillymonkey 20 pts
29. guessonguessonguess 21 pts
29. merica 21 pts
31. CasketRomance 22 pts
31. Matt Knowles 22 pts
33. morbeedo 27 pts
34. woof 30 pts
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q3 results

Post by BobF » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:42 pm

Minor correction:
lindap wrote:In honor of Sidney Crosby's 1000th point:
4. "Breakfast of Champions" One of several novels to feature the fictional character, sci-fi author Kilgore Trout. Name any Stanley Cup champion team from 2000 on. Team name alone is OK; you don't need a city/state (10 teams as several won more than one)

New Jersey Devils 2000, 2003 (3)
woof
BobF
xxaaaxx
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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q4 results

Post by lindap » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:31 am

Another reveal:
5. "The Moviegoer" A stockbroker in Louisiana attempts to relieve his existential angst by going to the movies. Name any Best Picture Oscar nominee for 2017 or 2016 (17)

LaLaLand SHEEP (6)
McSheffrey
Category 13
immaf
BobF
1stlevelthinker
Rackme32

Brooklyn (3)
dklee12
macrae1234
floridagator

Arrival (3)
clprez
jgamer
ElendilPickle

Moonlight (3)
Peachbox
blueLion
Tybalteon

Spotlight (3)
Vintsanity
gamawire
clt013

Manchester by the Sea (2)
sillymonkey
xxaaaxx

Bridge of Spies (2)
Aunt_Ija
MarkBarrett

All of the following are singletons:
Hell or High Water
guessonguessonguess

Mad Max:Fury Road
CasketRomance

The Big Short
pauerpoint

Hidden Figures
Vermonter

Fences
oduguy

Hacksaw Ridge
WoppyT

Lion
morbeedo

SHEEP (6 pts)
econgator

DROP
WooWho?
merica
MattKnowles
woof

Unused: The Martian, The Revenant, Room

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Re: TD 332: From my Bookshelf: Q1-Q4 results

Post by lindap » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:37 pm

Results of Question 6 and standings after 6.
6. "Elmer Gantry" A womanizing evangelist and his effects on people around him. Name any book of the new Testament (King James version) other than one of the four gospels. DO NOT include any numbers, eg., if there had been lots of letters to the people of Dalmatia, you could answer "Dalmatians", and not necessarily 101 Dalmatians (17)

Romans SHEEP (4)
econgator
morbeedo
Rackme32
jgamer

Timothy (4) SHEEP
BobF
Vermonter
sillymonkey
floridagator

Ephesians (3)
clprez
1stlevelthinker
Vintsanity

Hebrews (3)
dklee12
CasketRomance
pauerpoint

Acts of the Apostles (2)
blueLion
immaf

Galatians (2)
xxaaaxx
ElendilPickle

Jude (2)
WoppyT
macrae1234

Philemon (2)
clt013
WooWho?

Revelation (2)
Aunt_Ija
Tybalteon

Thessalonians (2)
gamawire
McSheffrey

All of the following were singletons!
Colossians
woof

Corinthians
merica

James
Category 13

Peter
MarkBarrett

DROP
guessonguessonguess

Incorrect
Kings (7 pts)
Peachbox

Lamentations (7 pts)
oduguy
MattKnowles

Unused books of the New Testament: Philippians, Titus, John

Standings after Q6
1. gamawire 10 pts
1. WoppyT 10 pts
3. jgamer 15 pts
4. xxaaaxx 16 pts
5. Vermonter 17 pts
5. pauerpoint 17 pts
5. Mark Barrett 17 pts
8. econgator 18 pts
8. macrae1234 18 pts
10. Peachbox 19 pts
10. Vintsanity 19 pts
12. McSheffrey 20 pts
12. clt 013 20 pts
12. clprez 20 pts
15. WooWho? 21 pts
15. Aunt_Ija 21 pts
15. Tybalteon 21 pts
15. immaf 21 pts
15. blueLion 21 pts
20. ElendilPickle 22 pts
20. merica 22 pts
20. CasketRomance 22 pts
23. Category 13 23 pts
24. dklee12 24 pts
24. Rackme32 24 pts
24. floridagator 24 pts
27. BobF 25 pts
28. CasketRomance 26 pts
28. sillymonkey 26 pts
28. 1stlevelthinker 26 pts
28. oduguy 26 pts
32. Matt Knowles 29 pts
33. woof 31 pts
34. morbeedo 32 pts

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