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TD 430 - Back to School (final results)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 am
by Ironhorse
Welcome to TD 430! This one will be loosely based on the theme "back to school".

The rules:

1. Lowest score wins.
2. Wrong answers will score the sheep answer, plus 3 points.
3. You may DROP one question for a score of 0.
4. You may also choose the SHEEP on one question for a score of the most popular answer on that question.
5. There is a bonus of -3 points for eleven correct answers (not including the bonus questions) without using a drop or sheep.
6. Letters required for questions 5 and 9. If you forget, I'll try to PM you to prompt you unless you submit right before the deadline.
7. No cheating. If you do, it will go on your permanent record.
8. Answers are due Monday, September 9 at 11 AM Eastern Time. (If I end up having to evacuate due to Hurricane Dorian, I may push it back a day or two.)
9. Submit here: https://forms.gle/LPWH1j3bF4v2QzUN7

1. MATH
Answer one of these pop culture related questions, each of which has a two digit number in its answer.

The biggest hit by 60s garage rockers ? and the Mysterians
Location of a purported raid by Naruto runners
Tina Fey sitcom loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live
Animated kids show about a group of musical kittens called Buffycats
Rat Pack heist film that would be remade four decades later
Controversial young adult novel about suicide, adapted into a Netflix series
Electronic music group known for “Blue”
Original name of the Houston Astros
Sammy Hagar song protesting speed limits
2005 Judd Apatow comedy starring Steve Carell
1996 video game console, named for the number of bits in its CPU

2. CHEMISTRY
Name a scientist with an element named after them.

3. CIVICS
Name a state with a winner-take-all electoral college allotment (i.e. not Nebraska or Maine) that has voted for both major parties in the presidential election at least once since 2000 (do not consider faithless electors). In other words, swing states.

4. LITERATURE
Give the author for one of these books that I (was at least supposed to) read in school.

Winesburg, Ohio
The Scarlet Letter
The Poisonwood Bible
My Louisiana Sky
Invisible Man (no The!)
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale
A Day No Pigs Would Die
The Outsiders
Crime and Punishment
Of Mice and Men
My Name is Asher Lev
Huckleberry Finn

5. ART
Give the city of one of the following art museums. (LETTER REQUIRED)

A. Galleria Borghese
B. Metropolitan Museum of Art
C. Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery
D. Musée d'Orsay
E. State Hermitage Museum
F. Museo del Prado
G. Van Gogh Museum
H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
I. Museum Brandhorst
J. National Gallery of Victoria
K. British Museum

6. LUNCH
I'm going to serve up some leftovers - each of these answers went unused in one of my previous TDs, though I have rewritten the clues.

Religion founded in Persia in the 19th century; notable adherents include Dizzy Gillespie and Rainn Wilson
Town of the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina
The only majority-Muslim nation that is a declared nuclear power
Basketball player, actor, and rapper drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1992
The only Cuban World Chess Champion
Virus formally given its name in 1986, which replaced old names such as HTLV-III and ARV
Artist (1606-1669) who dominated the Dutch Golden Age
Controversial winner of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize
Founder of the Mali Empire; great-uncle of Mansa Musa
Figure in Greek mythology credited for giving fire to humans
Classic metal band known for “Number of the Beast”

7. THEATER
Name a character with at least one line in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which is one of the most performed plays in schools.

8. BAND
Name the artist or band behind one of these school-related songs.

Charlie Brown (1959)
Harper Valley PTA (1968)
School’s Out (1972)
Smokin’ in the Boys Room (1973 or 1985 remake; either group will be accepted and both counted as one single answer)
Another Brick in the Wall (1979)
Don’t Stand So Close To Me (1980)
Hot for Teacher (1983)
Jeremy (1992)
Graduation (Friends Forever) (2000)
Teenage Dirtbag (2000)
Youth of the Nation (2001)


9. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Give the language of origin of one of these three sets of English words. (LETTER REQUIRED)
(Due to the complicated nature of language, I spent over an hour fact checking this question. I used merriam-webster.com as my final source. I tried to stick with words that clearly came from one language, and if there is any ambiguity over any one word, the language in question needs to cover all three words.)

A. Ukulele, wiki, kahuna
B. Kibitz, kvetch, nosh
C. Tycoon, karaoke, umami
D. Mako (shark), kiwi, waka
E. Trek, aardvark, springbok
F. Ombudsman, smorgasbord, tungsten
G. Ketchup, amok, orangutan
H. Paprika, hussar, goulash
I. Taiga, troika, politburo
J. Aficionado, iguana, rodeo

10. GEOGRAPHY
Name an independent nation in South America.

11. DETENTION
Identify one of the subjects of these mugshots.
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BONUS QUESTION - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Name a player on the 1992 basketball Dream Team. -3 points for a singleton, 0 points for a sheep, -1 point for any other correct answer. No penalty for guessing.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:01 pm
by CasketRomance
no gym class?

oh i see...it is a bonus question...lame...never took theatre or art class in school as they weren't required, but gym class was

Re: TD 430 - Back to School

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:58 am
by Ironhorse
Participants so far:
Show
lefty
Rackme32
Gamawire
MollyQMurphy
threearruda
SenseiCAY
shambolic
MarkBarrett
JeopardyFan#9821
LucarioSnooperVixey
jev15
Elendilpickle
badgerfellow
clt013
ReinholdGoldthwait
AFRET CMS
Peachbox
jeffwolfe
xabe
1stlvlthinker
clprez
bmwhitehead
Troydozzy
Vermonter
casketromance
squarekara
saturnalia
jgamer
ChexMix
twelvefootboy
econgator
MattKnowles
bigdogstalfos
xxaaaxx
Woof
immaf
heppm01
mahatma
merica

Re: TD 430 - Back to School

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:17 pm
by Ironhorse
bump

Re: TD 430 - Back to School

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:01 am
by Ironhorse
Final bump. I was spared by Dorian so I'll close it at 11 on Monday (sorry for closing it earlier than I usually do but my work schedule is heavy mid-week so I'd like to use Monday afternoon to tabulate results).

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:33 pm
by Ironhorse
Thanks to all entrants! I didn't know what to expect hosting during the offseason, but I was happy to get 39. Let's get to it, starting with a massive sheep.

1. MATH
Answer one of these pop culture related questions, each of which has a two digit number in its answer.

The biggest hit by 60s garage rockers ? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
Location of a purported raid by Naruto runners - Area 51
Tina Fey sitcom loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live - 30 Rock
Animated kids show about a group of musical kittens called Buffycats - 44 Cats
Rat Pack heist film that would be remade four decades later - Oceans 11
Controversial young adult novel about suicide, adapted into a Netflix series - 13 Reasons Why
Electronic music group known for “Blue” - Eiffel 65
Original name of the Houston Astros - Colt .45s
Sammy Hagar song protesting speed limits - I Can't Drive 55
2005 Judd Apatow comedy starring Steve Carell - The 40 Year Old Virgin
1996 video game console, named for the number of bits in its CPU - Nintendo 64

Colt .45s - 12 (sheep)
AFRET CMS, SenseiCAY, jeffwolfe, 1stlvlthinker, bmwhitehead, clprez, econgator, bigdogstalfos, merica, Rackme32, jev15, Peachbox

Eiffel 65 - 6
JeopardyFan#9821, LucarioSnooperVixey, badgerfellow, saturnalia, ChexMix, xxaaaxx

I Can't Drive 55 - 5
MollyQMurphy, Elendilpickle, threearruda, Troydozzy, mahatma

Nintendo 64 - 4
MarkBarrett, xabe, casketromance, MattKnowles

13 Reasons Why - 4
shambolic, ReinholdGoldthwait, Vermonter, squarekara

Oceans 11 - 2
gamawire, immaf

30 Rock - 2
Woof, clt013

96 Tears - 2
twelvefootboy, jgamer

40 Year Old Virgin - 1 (singleton!)
heppm01

Unused - 44 Cats, Area 51

Incorrect - lefty (99 Tears)

2. CHEMISTRY
Name a scientist with an element named after them.

I decided early on to accept answers of the element itself, because I didn't want to have to mark a third of the field wrong. (Thankfully, nobody answered curium.)

Albert Einstein - 8 (sheep)
gamawire, jev15, clt013, Troydozzy, saturnalia, jgamer, merica, heppm01

Dmitri Mendeleev - 6
AFRET CMS, SenseiCAY, twelvefootboy, ChexMix, squarekara, mahatma

Lise Meitner - 6
Lefty, LucarioSnooperVixey, Peachbox, Vermonter, econgator, xxaaaxx

Enrico Fermi - 4
shambolic, Elendilpickle, bmwhitehead, immaf

Glenn Seaborg - 3
MollyQMurphy, MarkBarrett, ReinholdGoldthwait

Alfred Nobel - 2
threearruda, xabe

Niels Bohr - 2
Rackme32, badgerfellow

Ernest Lawrence - 2
MattKnowles, JeopardyFan#9821

Pierre Curie - 1 (singleton!)
casketromance

Marie Curie - 1 (singleton!)
1stlvlthinker

Copernicus - 1 (singleton!)
bigdogstalfos

Ernest Rutherford - 1 (jeffwolfe)

Otto Hahn - 1 (singleton!)
Woof

(I went back and forth on whether to accept Hahn, but one source I found said that "hahnium" was in widespread use for 25 years, so I'm accepting it.)

Incorrect - clprez (livermorium)

(It was surprisingly different to figure out what the claim to fame of the namesake of the Livermore Laboratory was, but it turns out he was a rancher, not a scientist.)

3. CIVICS
Name a state with a winner-take-all electoral college allotment (i.e. not Nebraska or Maine) that has voted for both major parties in the presidential election at least once since 2000 (do not consider faithless electors). In other words, swing states.

No big sheeps this time.

Wisconsin - 5 (sheep)
badgerfellow, Elendilpickle, 1stlvlthinker, Troydozzy, mahatma

Florida - 4
gamawire, LucarioSnooperVixey, ChexMix, econgator

New Mexico - 4
SenseiCAY, Vermonter, xxaaaxx, merica

Michigan - 4
shambolic, MarkBarrett, clprez, MattKnowles

New Hampshire - 3
JeopardyFan#9821, threearruda, bmwhitehead

North Carolina - 3
MollyQMurphy, Peachbox, saturnalia

Colorado - 3
Rackme32, AFRET CMS, jgamer

Pennsylvania - 2
ReinholdGoldthwait, heppm01

Indiana - 2
jev15, Woof

Iowa - 1 (singleton!)
clt013

Ohio - 1 (singleton!)
jeffwolfe

Virginia - 1 (singleton!)
immaf

Drop - xabe, casketromance, squarekara

Incorrect - lefty (Arizona, all Republican), bigdogstalfos (Arizona), twelvefootboy (Missouri, all Republican)

Standings after 3:

1. casketromance, Woof - 5
3. xabe - 6
4. immaf - 7
5. ReinholdGoldthwait - 9
6. squarekara, threearruda, MattKnowles - 10
9. clt013, JeopardyFan#9821, MollyQMurphy, heppm01, MarkBarrett - 11
14. shambolic - 12
15. jgamer, badgerfellow - 13
17. gamawire, Vermonter, jeffwolfe, Elendilpickle - 14
21. twelvefootboy, LucarioSnooperVixey, xxaaaxx, ChexMix, mahatma - 16
26. saturnalia, Rackme32 - 17
28. 1stlvlthinker, Troydozzy - 18
30. bmwhitehead - 19
31. bigdogstalfos, Peachbox, AFRET CMS - 21
34. SenseiCAY, econgator, jev15 - 22
37. merica - 24
38. clprez - 27
39. lefty - 29

Next reveal will hopefully be on Wednesday.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:57 pm
by Bigdogstalfos
I was absolutely certain that Arizona had gone for Obama in 2012. Shows how faulty my memories of the electoral map on CNN can be.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:33 pm
by jeffwolfe
A massive sheep and two singletons. I'm "40 Year Old Virgin" away from being in the lead. In other words, middle of the pack.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:55 pm
by Rackme32
I don't see my screen name in the answers for Q's 1 and 3. Don't know if I was scored for those or not (tho I have a sneaking suspicion that I was, at least in Q1, where I sheeped.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am
by Ironhorse
Rackme32 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:55 pm
I don't see my screen name in the answers for Q's 1 and 3. Don't know if I was scored for those or not (tho I have a sneaking suspicion that I was, at least in Q1, where I sheeped.
I fixed a couple errors; thanks for calling it to my attention. The scoring was done separately and was unaffected by this error.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 pm
by Ironhorse
4. LITERATURE
Give the author for one of these books that I (was at least supposed to) read in school.

Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
My Louisiana Sky - Kimberly Willis Holt
Invisible Man (no The!) - Ralph Ellison
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale - Joseph Conrad
A Day No Pigs Would Die - Robert Newton Peck
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
My Name is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok
Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

Just to be honest, by high school, I was relying pretty heavily on SparkNotes for everything. However, the sheep answer is one that I actually did read (and liked).

Chaim Potok - 9 (sheep)
Lefty, MollyQMurphy, shambolic, jev15, Elendilpickle, ReinholdGoldthwait, Peachbox, Troydozzy, bigdogstalfos

S.E. Hinton - 6
badgerfellow, jeffwolfe, xabe, jgamer, squarekara, mahatma

Mark Twain - 6
threearruda, 1stlvlthinker, bmwhitehead, ChexMix, econgator, merica

Nathaniel Hawthorne - 4
clt013, clprez, casketromance, heppm01

Barbara Kingsolver - 3
gamawire, LucarioSnooperVixey, Woof

Ralph Ellison - 3
JeopardyFan#9821, SenseiCAY, xxaaaxx

John Steinbeck - 3
AFRET CMS, Vermonter, immaf

Fyodor Dostoyevsky - 3
MarkBarrett, twelvefootboy, saturnalia

Sherwood Anderson - 1 (singleton!)
MattKnowles

Unused -
Kimberly Willis Holt, Joseph Conrad, Robert Newton Peck

Incorrect - Rackme32 (Jane Austen)

The answer of Austen led me to recheck what I actually posted several times, because my original draft of this quiz included Pride and Prejudice.

5. ART
Give the city of one of the following art museums. (LETTER REQUIRED)

A. Galleria Borghese - Rome
B. Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City
C. Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery - Kansas City, MO
D. Musée d'Orsay - Paris
E. State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia
F. Museo del Prado - Madrid
G. Van Gogh Museum - Amsterdam
H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington, DC
I. Museum Brandhorst - Munich
J. National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne, Australia
K. British Museum - London

F. Madrid - 8 (sheep)
Rackme32, gamawire, JeopardyFan#9821, badgerfellow, clt013, clprez, saturnalia, Woof

B. New York City - 7
ReinholdGoldthwait, bmwhitehead, Vermonter, squarekara, xxaaaxx, merica, heppm01

D. Paris - 4
MollyQMurphy, threearruda, 1stlvlthinker, immaf

E. St. Petersburg - 3
MarkBarrett, jgamer, mahatma

G. Amsterdam - 3
AFRET CMS, casketromance, econgator

K. London - 3
shambolic, Elendilpickle, ChexMix

A. Rome - 2
LucarioSnooperVixey, xabe

C. Kansas City - 2
twelvefootboy, Troydozzy

H. Washington, DC - 2
bigdogstalfos, SenseiCAY

J. Melbourne - 1 (singleton!)
Peachbox

Unused - I. Munich

Drop - lefty, jev15, MattKnowles, jeffwolfe

6. LUNCH
I'm going to serve up some leftovers - each of these answers went unused in one of my previous TDs, though I have rewritten the clues.

Religion founded in Persia in the 19th century; notable adherents include Dizzy Gillespie and Rainn Wilson - Bahá'í
Town of the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The only majority-Muslim nation that is a declared nuclear power - Pakistan
Basketball player, actor, and rapper drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1992 - Shaquille O'Neal
The only Cuban World Chess Champion - Jose Raul Capablanca
Virus formally given its name in 1986, which replaced old names such as HTLV-III and ARV - HIV
Artist (1606-1669) who dominated the Dutch Golden Age - Rembrandt
Controversial winner of the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize - Henry Kissinger (I also accepted Le Duc Tho as a separate answer due to poor pinning of the question)
Founder of the Mali Empire; great-uncle of Mansa Musa - Sundiata
Figure in Greek mythology credited for giving fire to humans - Prometheus
Classic metal band known for “Number of the Beast” - Iron Maiden

Chapel Hill - 7 (sheep)
Rackme32, MollyQMurphy, jev15, ReinholdGoldthwait, clt013, immaf, merica

Pakistan - 6
Elendilpickle, AFRET CMS, Troydozzy, Saturnalia, jgamer, Woof

Bahá'í - 4
LucarioSnooperVixey, badgerfellow, squarekara, xxaaaxx

Shaquille O'Neal - 4
xabe, gamawire, threearruda, bmwhitehead

Jose Raul Capablanca - 3
SenseiCAY, Vermonter, econgator

Iron Maiden - 3
casketromance, MattKnowles, mahatma

Sundiata - 2
bigdogstalfos, shambolic

Prometheus - 2
heppm01, jeffwolfe

Rembrandt - 1 (singleton!)
JeopardyFan#9821

Le Duc Tho - 1 (singleton!) (accepted due to poor pinning of question)
Lefty

Unused - HIV

Drop - MarkBarrett, PeachBox

Incorrect - twelvefootboy (AIDS), 1stlvlthinker (AIDS)

Standings after 6 -

1. MattKnowles - 14
2. casketromance - 15
3. MarkBarrett - 17
4. xabe - 18
5. immaf - 21
6. Woof, jeffwolfe - 22
8. JeopardyFan#9821 - 23
9. threearruda, heppm01 - 24
11. LucarioSnooperVixey - 25
12. shambolic - 26
13. squarekara, Vermonter, Chexmix - 27
16. mahatma, jgamer - 28
18. gamawire - 29
19. xxaaaxx, SenseiCAY, clt013 - 30
22. MollyQMurphy, badgerfellow, twelvefootboy, Peachbox - 31
26. ReinholdGoldthwait, Elendilpickle - 32
28. AFRET CMS - 33
29. saturnalia, bigdogstalfos, econgator - 34
32. Troydozzy - 35
33. bmwhitehead - 36
34. 1stlvlthinker, jev15 - 38
36. lefty - 39
37. clprez - 41
39. merica, Rackme32 - 44

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:46 pm
by MattKnowles
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Standings after 6 -

1. MattKnowles - 14
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Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-6 revealed)

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:58 pm
by Rackme32
Sheep, wrong, sheep. :(

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-6 revealed)

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:40 pm
by Ironhorse
7. THEATER
Name a character with at least one line in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which is one of the most performed plays in schools.

I find it amusing when the most obvious answer sheeps. For awhile, it looked like that might happen here, but the actual sheep pulled ahead at the end.

Nurse - 6 (sheep)
shambolic, MarkBarrett, LucarioSnooperVixey, Elendilpickle, xabe, mahatma

Romeo - 5
ReinholdGoldthwait, jeffwolfe, bmwhitehead, casketromance, Saturnalia

Benvolio - 5
badgerfellow, Vermonter, SenseiCAY, ChexMix, squarekara

Tybalt - 4
Gamawire, AFRET CMS, Woof, MattKnowles

Mercutio - 4
MollyQMurphy, clt013, 1stlvlthinker, jgamer

Juliet - 2
heppm01, merica

Lady Capulet - 2
Rackme32, immaf

Friar Lawrence - 2
jev15, threearruda

Apothecary - 2
Peachbox, lefty

Singletons -
clprez (Lady Montague), econgator (Lord Montague), Third Musician (JeopardyFan#9821), Prince Escalus (bigdogstalfos)

Drop - Troydozzy, twelvefootboy, xxaaaxx

8. BAND
Name the artist or band behind one of these school-related songs.

Charlie Brown (1959) - The Coasters
Harper Valley PTA (1968) - Jeannie C. Riley
School’s Out (1972) - Alice Cooper
Smokin’ in the Boys Room (1973 or 1985 remake; either group will be accepted and both counted as one single answer) - Brownsville Station or Motley Crue
Another Brick in the Wall (1979) - Pink Floyd
Don’t Stand So Close To Me (1980) - The Police
Hot for Teacher (1983) - Van Halen
Jeremy (1992) - Pearl Jam
Graduation (Friends Forever) (2000) - Vitamin C
Teenage Dirtbag (2000) - Wheatus
Youth of the Nation (2001) - P.O.D.

Barely missing the cut were Passin' Me By by Tha Pharcyde and Back to School (Mini Maggit) by the Deftones.

Random fact: The BBC banned "Charlie Brown" because of the word "spitball".

Jeannie C. Riley - 8
Gamawire, MollyQMurphy, jev15, Elendilpickle, Peachbox, AFRET CMS, clprez, twelvefootboy

Vitamin C - 5
JeopardyFan#9821, badgerfellow, threearruda, clt013, ChexMix

Alice Cooper - 4
LucarioSnooperVixey, econgator, xxaaaxx, heppm01

The Coasters - 3
Rackme32, jgamer, squarekara

The Police - 3
MarkBarrett, ReinholdGoldthwait, SenseiCAY

Wheatus - 3
Vermonter, Saturnalia, bigdogstalfos

P.O.D. - 3
shambolic, MattKnowles, mahatma

Pink Floyd - 2
jeffwolfe, casketromance

Pearl Jam - 2
lefty, xabe

Van Halen - 2
Woof, merica

Motley Crue - 1 (singleton!)
Troydozzy

Drop - 1stlvlthinker, bmwhitehead, immaf

9. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Give the language of origin of one of these three sets of English words. (LETTER REQUIRED)
(Due to the complicated nature of language, I spent over an hour fact checking this question. I used merriam-webster.com as my final source. I tried to stick with words that clearly came from one language, and if there is any ambiguity over any one word, the language in question needs to cover all three words.)

A. Ukulele, wiki, kahuna - Hawaiian
B. Kibitz, kvetch, nosh - Yiddish
C. Tycoon, karaoke, umami - Japanese
D. Mako (shark), kiwi, waka - Maori
E. Trek, aardvark, springbok - Afrikaans
F. Ombudsman, smorgasbord, tungsten - Swedish
G. Ketchup, amok, orangutan - Malay
H. Paprika, hussar, goulash - Hungarian
I. Taiga, troika, politburo - Russian
J. Aficionado, iguana, rodeo - Spanish

I agonized over the writing of this question because language is a messy thing. The one potential negbait that I was afraid of (on answer B) did come up.

E. Afrikaans - 8 (sheep)
jev15, badgerfellow, AFRET CMS, bmwhitehead, clprez, econgator, xxaaaxx, mahatma

A. Hawaiian - 7
Rackme32, shambolic, Peachbox, jeffwolfe, ChexMix, immaf, merica

G. Malay - 6
lefty, JeopardyFan#9821, squarekara, Woof, bigdogstalfos, MattKnowles

I. Russian - 4
ReinholdGoldthwait, 1stlvlthinker, twelvefootboy, jgamer

F. Swedish - 4
MollyQMurphy, threearruda, clt013, Vermonter

C. Japanese - 3
xabe, casketromance, Saturnalia

H. Hungarian - 3
MarkBarrett, LucarioSnooperVixey, heppm01

B. Yiddish -1 (singleton!)
SenseiCAY

D. Maori - 1 (singleton!)
Elendilpickle

Unused: J. Spanish

Incorrect - Gamawire (B. Hebrew), Troydozzy (G. Indonesian)

Standings after 9:

1. casketromance - 25
2. MattKnowles - 27
3. MarkBarrett, xabe - 29
5. immaf -30
6. heppm01 - 33
7. Woof - 34
8. JeopardyFan#9821, threearruda - 35
10. jeffwolfe - 36
11. LucarioSnooperVixey - 38
12. Vermonter, jgamer, SenseiCAY - 39
15. squarekara - 41
16. shambolic, xxaaaxx - 42
18. clt013, twelvefootboy - 43
20. ChexMix, ReinholdGoldthwait, bigdogstalfos - 44
23. mahatma, Saturnalia - 45
25. 1stlvlthinker - 46
26. Troydozzy, econgator, MollyQMurphy, Elendilpickle - 47
30. Peachbox - 48
31. badgerfellow, lefty, bmwhitehead - 49
34. gamawire - 52
35. AFRET CMS - 53
36. merica - 55
37. jev15, Rackme32 - 56
39. clprez - 58

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-9 revealed)

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:46 pm
by MarkBarrett
Nurse - 6 (sheep)
shambolic, MarkBarrett, LucarioSnooperVixey, Elendilpickle, xabe, mahatma

I went with Marcia Brady's final role but should have gone the other way with the part she lost, Juliet.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-9 revealed)

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:02 pm
by jeffwolfe
I looked up who sang Charlie Brown just the other day. Then forgot it again. Just couldn't remember it for this TD. Then I scored better with the answer I gave instead. Thanks, short term memory lapse!

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-9 revealed)

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm
by CasketRomance
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Nurse - 6 (sheep)
shambolic, MarkBarrett, LucarioSnooperVixey, Elendilpickle, xabe, mahatma

I went with Marcia Brady's final role but should have gone the other way with the part she lost, Juliet.
i thought she ended up taking the part of lady capulet after the girl who had the role came down with the mumps?

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-9 revealed)

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:36 pm
by MarkBarrett
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Nurse - 6 (sheep)
shambolic, MarkBarrett, LucarioSnooperVixey, Elendilpickle, xabe, mahatma

I went with Marcia Brady's final role but should have gone the other way with the part she lost, Juliet.
i thought she ended up taking the part of lady capulet after the girl who had the role came down with the mumps?
Yeah, I think you have it right. Marcia must have tried out for the Nurse first, got the lead instead, got dumped for having a big head and then got mumped back in to do Lady Capulet.

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-9 revealed)

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 pm
by Ironhorse
I'm not sure when I'm next going to have time on the computer to do this, so I'm going to finish this up now.
Thanks for participating, everyone. I was sort of reluctant to start a TD during the offseason but I was happy to get 39 participants.

As for question 11: I accept the criticism I received about the image being too small. I had to resize it to get the board to allow it, but the full version could have been linked. This will be kept in mind for next time I want to use a visual clue.

10. GEOGRAPHY
Name an independent nation in South America.

Ecuador - 6 (sheep)
Lefty, Gamawire, badgerfellow, clt013, SenseiCAY, bigdogstalfos

Suriname - 5
MollyQMurphy, threearruda, ReinholdGoldthwait, 1stlvlthinker, econgator

Paraguay - 5
Rackme32, jev15, Troydozzy, xxaaaxx, merica

Brazil - 5
Elendilpickle, Peachbox, casketromance, jgamer, ChexMix

Bolivia - 4
MarkBarrett, JeopardyFan#9821, xabe, Vermonter

Argentina - 3
bmwhitehead, squarekara, immaf

Peru - 2
clprez, jeffwolfe

Colombia - 2
Woof, MattKnowles

Chile - 2
saturnalia, heppm01

Uruguay - 1 (singleton!)
AFRET CMS

Guyana - 1 (singleton!)
LucarioSnooperVixey

Drop - shambolic, mahatma

Incorrect - twelvefootboy (Panama)

Unused - Venezuela

11. Mugshot photo (on page 1)

Top row (L-R): Lee Harvey Oswald, Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, Ted Kaczinsky
Second row (L-R): Jeffrey Epstein, Charles Manson, Bernie Madoff, Kobe Bryant
Bottom row (L-R): Al Capone, Kenneth Lay, Charlie Sheen, Ted Bundy

One player predicted that Bill Gates would sheep. This almost occurred...
I thought Capone would be a more popular choice. Back in high school, I had a T-shirt with this particular mugshot.

Charles Manson - 5 (sheep)
shambolic, casketromance, jgamer, ChexMix, heppm01

Ted Kaczinsky/Unabomber - 4
ReinholdGoldthwait, twelvefootboy, squarekara, bigdogstalfos

Bill Gates - 4
Lefty, SenseiCAY, 1stlvlthinker, MattKnowles

Bernie Madoff - 4
LucarioSnooperVixey, jev15, badgerfellow, Elendilpickle

Tiger Woods - 4
threearruda, xabe, bmwhitehead, Woof

Kobe Bryant - 3
Vermonter, Saturnalia, merica

Al Capone - 2
Rackme32 jeffwolfe

Charlie Sheen - 2
gamawire, Troydozzy

Lee Harvey Oswald - 1 (singleton!)
MarkBarrett

Jeffrey Epstein -1 (singleton!)
immaf

Kenneth Lay - 1 (singleton!)
xxaaaxx

Ted Bundy - 1 (singleton!)
mahatma

Drop - MollyQMurphy, #JeopardyFan9821, clt013, clprez, econgator

Incorrect - Peachbox (Whitey Bulger), AFRET CMS (Andy Dick)

BONUS QUESTION - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Name a player on the 1992 basketball Dream Team. -3 points for a singleton, 0 points for a sheep, -1 point for any other correct answer. No penalty for guessing.

The only player to go unused was Scottie Pippen. Incorrect guesses included Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kyrie Irving.
The following players deduce no points for using the sheep answer of Larry Bird:
Lefty, threearruda, Vermonter, Saturnalia, immaf, MattKnowles

clt013 is the only player to deduct three points, for his singleton answer of David Robinson.

The rest of these answers deduct one point.

Chris Mullin - Rackme32, SenseiCAY, 1stlvlthinker, clprez, bigdogstalfos
Charles Barkley - gamawire, twelvefootboy
Clyde Drexler - MollyQMurphy, Woof
Patrick Ewing - ReinholdGoldthwait, Peachbox
Magic Johnson - shambolic, SenseiCAY, Troydozzy
John Stockton - MarkBarrett, casketromance, xxaaaxx, merica
Michael Jordan - Elendilpickle, jeffwolfe, jgamer
Karl Malone - JeopardyFan#9821, bmwhitehead
Christian Laettner - jev15, badgerfellow, squarekara, mahatma

Final bonus: The following players deduct three points for answering questions 1-11 correctly without using a drop or sheep.
LucarioSnooperVixey, Elendilpickle, ReinholdGoldthwait, SenseiCAY, Vermonter, Saturnalia, ChexMix, merica, heppm01

Final results:

39. jev15 - 64
37. AFRET CMS, Rackme32 - 62
36. Peachbox - 60
32. lefty, gamawire, merica, clprez - 59
31. badgerfellow - 58
29. twelvefootboy, bmwhitehead - 55
28. 1stlvlthinker - 54
26. bigdogstalfos, Troydozzy - 53
24. econgator, Elendilpickle - 52
22. ChexMix, MollyQMurphy - 51
21. ReinholdGoldthwait - 49
20. jgamer - 48
17. xxaaaxx, squarekara, saturnalia - 47
15. shambolic, clt013 - 46
13. SenseiCAY, mahatma - 45
12. threearruda - 42
11. Vermonter - 41

Top ten:

10. LucarioSnooperVixey - 40
9. jeffwolfe - 39
8. JeopardyFan#9821 - 38
7. xabe, heppm01 - 37
6. Woof - 36

And our podium finishers:

3. casketromance, immaf - 34
1. MarkBarrett, MattKnowles - 33

Congrats to all winners!

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (final results)

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:45 pm
by MattKnowles
Thanks for hosting! Woohoo!