• RQFTCIMM11 Game 1, Rounds 4,6: TO'hoods, predecessors

    From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jul 23 00:15:33 2021
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-05-09,
    and should be interpreted accordingly. All questions were written
    by members of the Misplaced Modifiers, but have been reformatted
    and may have been retyped and/or edited by me. I will reveal the
    correct answers in about 3 days.

    For further information, including an explanation of the """ notation
    that may appear in these rounds, see my recent companion posting on
    "Reposted Questions from the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    * Game 1, Round 4 - Canadiana Geography - Toronto Neighborhoods

    Using both longstanding area names and some newer terms, the
    Toronto Star published a map of Toronto neighborhood names in 2009.
    We'll give the boundaries of the area and you name the neighborhood.

    1. From just north of Finch down to the 401. Western boundary is
    Bathurst -- eastern boundary is Bayview.

    2. The southern boundary is Lake Ontario -- the northern is
    the Gardiner. The northwest corner is where Islington meets
    the Gardiner. The southeast is Humber Bay Park.

    3. A triangular-shaped 'hood with Eglinton to the north,
    Vaughan Rd. to the west, and Bathurst on the east. Named
    for a ravine park within the boundaries.

    4. Dundas on the north and Bloor on the south. Just past Royal
    York to the west, and the Humber River is the eastern border.

    5. Bloor on the south to Annette on the north. Jane to the west
    and Clendenan Av. on the east.

    6. Bloor to the south. Dupont to the north. Western boundary is
    Bathurst; the eastern is Avenue Rd.

    7. The Kingston Rd. - Morningside - Lawrence triangle is in the
    northwest part of this 'hood. West side is the Guildwood,
    with Pt. Union Road on the east.

    8. A much maligned Scarborough 'hood. The boundary is Finch
    on the north to the 401 on the south. Markham Rd. to the west,
    Morningside on the east.

    9. A """new""" trendy real-estate spot for those who can't
    afford the Beach. Danforth on the north. The lake on the south.
    Victoria Park is the western boundary, Kennedy Rd. the eastern.

    10. """Another fave of real-estate agents""", this 'hood has
    Lakeshore Blvd. to the south and Gerrard to the north.
    The eastern boundary is Coxwell, with Logan on the west.


    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    All questions specify """incumbents""" and the offices they hold.
    You supply the names of the office holders they took over from.
    Example: David Cameron, UK Prime Minister -- answer, Gordon Brown.

    So in each case, name the *immediate predecessor*.

    (*Note* you may also answer for 2021 my naming the previous
    officeholder before the *current* one in each respective position
    -- provided that there is a current one. Example: Theresa May,
    who preceded Boris Johnson.)

    1. Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival artistic director.

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    4. Jeff Douglas, official co-host of CBC Radio's "As it Happens".
    (Note that there were a few pinch hitters in between, who don't
    count as official.)

    5. John Farrell, Toronto Blue Jays manager.

    6. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff of the Canadian
    armed forces.

    7. Mark Carney, Bank of Canada governor.

    8. Bill Blair, Toronto police chief.

    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    10. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation
    Organization.

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  • From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Fri Jul 23 06:23:25 2021
    msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:-u2dnbHvGuzozWf9nZ2dnUU7- a_NnZ2d@giganews.com:

    * Game 1, Round 4 - Canadiana Geography - Toronto Neighborhoods

    I'll defer to others on this round.

    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    All questions specify """incumbents""" and the offices they hold.
    You supply the names of the office holders they took over from.
    Example: David Cameron, UK Prime Minister -- answer, Gordon Brown.

    So in each case, name the *immediate predecessor*.

    (*Note* you may also answer for 2021 my naming the previous
    officeholder before the *current* one in each respective position
    -- provided that there is a current one. Example: Theresa May,
    who preceded Boris Johnson.)

    I'll take that option.

    1. Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival artistic director.

    Maxwell

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    Mike Pompeo

    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    Sarkozy
    (this one is an attempt at an informed answer, not just a blind guess)

    4. Jeff Douglas, official co-host of CBC Radio's "As it Happens".
    (Note that there were a few pinch hitters in between, who don't
    count as official.)

    Douglas

    5. John Farrell, Toronto Blue Jays manager.

    Farrell

    6. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff of the Canadian
    armed forces.

    Natynczyk

    7. Mark Carney, Bank of Canada governor.

    Carney

    8. Bill Blair, Toronto police chief.

    Blair

    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    Johnston

    10. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation
    Organization.

    Yasir Arafat

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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  • From Dan Blum@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Fri Jul 23 12:03:04 2021
    Mark Brader <msb@vex.net> wrote:

    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    Mike Pompeo (2021)

    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    Sarkozy (2021)

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  • From Erland Sommarskog@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Jul 24 00:06:56 2021
    Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
    * Game 1, Round 4 - Canadiana Geography - Toronto Neighborhoods


    Click "Next".


    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    Rice

    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    Jacques Chirac

    5. John Farrell, Toronto Blue Jays manager.

    Rob Ford

    10. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation
    Organization.

    Yassir Arafat

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  • From Dan Tilque@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Jul 24 02:25:22 2021
    On 7/22/21 10:15 PM, Mark Brader wrote:


    * Game 1, Round 4 - Canadiana Geography - Toronto Neighborhoods

    Using both longstanding area names and some newer terms, the
    Toronto Star published a map of Toronto neighborhood names in 2009.
    We'll give the boundaries of the area and you name the neighborhood.

    1. From just north of Finch down to the 401. Western boundary is
    Bathurst -- eastern boundary is Bayview.

    2. The southern boundary is Lake Ontario -- the northern is
    the Gardiner. The northwest corner is where Islington meets
    the Gardiner. The southeast is Humber Bay Park.

    3. A triangular-shaped 'hood with Eglinton to the north,
    Vaughan Rd. to the west, and Bathurst on the east. Named
    for a ravine park within the boundaries.

    4. Dundas on the north and Bloor on the south. Just past Royal
    York to the west, and the Humber River is the eastern border.

    5. Bloor on the south to Annette on the north. Jane to the west
    and Clendenan Av. on the east.

    6. Bloor to the south. Dupont to the north. Western boundary is
    Bathurst; the eastern is Avenue Rd.

    7. The Kingston Rd. - Morningside - Lawrence triangle is in the
    northwest part of this 'hood. West side is the Guildwood,
    with Pt. Union Road on the east.

    8. A much maligned Scarborough 'hood. The boundary is Finch
    on the north to the 401 on the south. Markham Rd. to the west,
    Morningside on the east.

    9. A """new""" trendy real-estate spot for those who can't
    afford the Beach. Danforth on the north. The lake on the south.
    Victoria Park is the western boundary, Kennedy Rd. the eastern.

    10. """Another fave of real-estate agents""", this 'hood has
    Lakeshore Blvd. to the south and Gerrard to the north.
    The eastern boundary is Coxwell, with Logan on the west.


    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    All questions specify """incumbents""" and the offices they hold.
    You supply the names of the office holders they took over from.
    Example: David Cameron, UK Prime Minister -- answer, Gordon Brown.

    So in each case, name the *immediate predecessor*.

    (*Note* you may also answer for 2021 my naming the previous
    officeholder before the *current* one in each respective position
    -- provided that there is a current one. Example: Theresa May,
    who preceded Boris Johnson.)

    1. Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival artistic director.

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    Pompeo


    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    4. Jeff Douglas, official co-host of CBC Radio's "As it Happens".
    (Note that there were a few pinch hitters in between, who don't
    count as official.)

    5. John Farrell, Toronto Blue Jays manager.

    6. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff of the Canadian
    armed forces.

    7. Mark Carney, Bank of Canada governor.

    8. Bill Blair, Toronto police chief.

    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    10. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation
    Organization.

    Arafat

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    Dan Tilque

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  • From Pete Gayde@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Jul 24 14:22:39 2021
    Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-05-09,
    and should be interpreted accordingly. All questions were written
    by members of the Misplaced Modifiers, but have been reformatted
    and may have been retyped and/or edited by me. I will reveal the
    correct answers in about 3 days.

    For further information, including an explanation of the """ notation
    that may appear in these rounds, see my recent companion posting on
    "Reposted Questions from the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".





    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    All questions specify """incumbents""" and the offices they hold.
    You supply the names of the office holders they took over from.
    Example: David Cameron, UK Prime Minister -- answer, Gordon Brown.

    So in each case, name the *immediate predecessor*.

    (*Note* you may also answer for 2021 my naming the previous
    officeholder before the *current* one in each respective position
    -- provided that there is a current one. Example: Theresa May,
    who preceded Boris Johnson.)

    1. Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival artistic director.

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    Rice


    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    Sarkozy


    4. Jeff Douglas, official co-host of CBC Radio's "As it Happens".
    (Note that there were a few pinch hitters in between, who don't
    count as official.)

    5. John Farrell, Toronto Blue Jays manager.

    6. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff of the Canadian
    armed forces.

    7. Mark Carney, Bank of Canada governor.

    8. Bill Blair, Toronto police chief.

    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    10. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation
    Organization.

    Arafat



    Pete Gayde

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 26 02:28:54 2021
    Mark Brader:
    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    2011 answer: MichaŽlle Jean. 2021 answer: Julie Payette (who preceded
    Mary Simon). 4 for Joshua.

    Joshua Kreitzer:
    Actually, I didn't get either of the correct answers on this one.

    Oops, nobody did.

    Scores, if there are now no errors:

    GAME 1 ROUNDS-> 2 3 6 TOTALS
    TOPICS-> Spo Art His
    Joshua Kreitzer 16 36 16 68
    Dan Blum 0 35 4 39
    Dan Tilque 8 12 8 28
    Erland Sommarskog 0 0 12 12
    Pete Gayde -- -- 8 8

    --
    Mark Brader, Toronto | "I can be gullible about these kinds of things. msb@vex.net | Or so people tell me, and I believe them."

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 26 02:18:13 2021
    Mark Brader:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-05-09,
    and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information...
    see my recent companion posting on "Reposted Questions from the
    Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    * Game 1, Round 4 - Canadiana Geography - Toronto Neighborhoods

    Nobody scored on this round (where's Stephen Perry when we need him?),
    so it never happened.

    Using both longstanding area names and some newer terms, the
    Toronto Star published a map of Toronto neighborhood names in 2009.
    We'll give the boundaries of the area and you name the neighborhood.

    1. From just north of Finch down to the 401. Western boundary is
    Bathurst -- eastern boundary is Bayview.

    Willowdale.

    2. The southern boundary is Lake Ontario -- the northern is
    the Gardiner. The northwest corner is where Islington meets
    the Gardiner. The southeast is Humber Bay Park.

    Mimico.

    3. A triangular-shaped 'hood with Eglinton to the north,
    Vaughan Rd. to the west, and Bathurst on the east. Named
    for a ravine park within the boundaries.

    Cedarvale.

    4. Dundas on the north and Bloor on the south. Just past Royal
    York to the west, and the Humber River is the eastern border.

    The Kingsway.

    5. Bloor on the south to Annette on the north. Jane to the west
    and Clendenan Av. on the east.

    Bloor West Village.

    6. Bloor to the south. Dupont to the north. Western boundary is
    Bathurst; the eastern is Avenue Rd.

    The Annex.

    7. The Kingston Rd. - Morningside - Lawrence triangle is in the
    northwest part of this 'hood. West side is the Guildwood,
    with Pt. Union Road on the east.

    West Hill.

    8. A much maligned Scarborough 'hood. The boundary is Finch
    on the north to the 401 on the south. Markham Rd. to the west,
    Morningside on the east.

    Malvern.

    9. A """new""" trendy real-estate spot for those who can't
    afford the Beach. Danforth on the north. The lake on the south.
    Victoria Park is the western boundary, Kennedy Rd. the eastern.

    Birchcliff.

    10. """Another fave of real-estate agents""", this 'hood has
    Lakeshore Blvd. to the south and Gerrard to the north.
    The eastern boundary is Coxwell, with Logan on the west.

    Leslieville.


    * Game 1, Round 6 - History - Predecessors

    All questions specify """incumbents""" and the offices they hold.
    You supply the names of the office holders they took over from.
    Example: David Cameron, UK Prime Minister -- answer, Gordon Brown.

    So in each case, name the *immediate predecessor*.

    (*Note* you may also answer for 2021 [by] naming the previous
    officeholder before the *current* one in each respective position
    -- provided that there is a current one. Example: Theresa May,
    who preceded Boris Johnson.)

    1. Jackie Maxwell, Shaw Festival artistic director.

    2011 answer: Christopher Newton. 2021 answer: Yes, Jackie Maxwell
    (who preceded Tim Carroll). 4 for Joshua.

    2. Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State.

    2011 answer: Condoleezza Rice. 2021 answer: Mike Pompeo (who
    preceded Antony Blinken). 4 for everyone -- Joshua, Dan Blum,
    Erland, Dan Tilque, and Pete.

    3. Nicholas Sarkozy, French president.

    2011 answer: Jacques Chirac. 2021 answer: FranÁois Hollande (who
    preceded Emmanuel Macron). 4 for Erland.

    4. Jeff Douglas, official co-host of CBC Radio's "As it Happens".
    (Note that there were a few pinch hitters in between, who don't
    count as official.)

    2011 answer: Barbara Budd. 2021 answer: Yes, Jeff Douglas (who
    preceded Chris Howden). 4 for Joshua.

    5. John Farrell, Toronto Blue Jays manager.

    2011 answer: Cito Gaston. 2021 answer: John Gibbons (who preceded
    Charlie Montoyo).

    6. Walter Natynczyk, chief of the defense staff of the Canadian
    armed forces.

    2011 answer: Rick Hillier. 2021 answer: None, because there is no
    current incumbent. Wayne Eyre is only acting chief.

    7. Mark Carney, Bank of Canada governor.

    2011 answer: David Dodge. 2021 answer: Stephen Poloz (who preceded
    Tiff Macklem).

    8. Bill Blair, Toronto police chief.

    2011 answer: Julian Fantino. 2021 answer: None, because there is
    no current incumbent. James Ramer is only interim chief.

    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    2011 answer: MichaŽlle Jean. 2021 answer: Julie Payette (who preceded
    Mary Simon). 4 for Joshua.

    10. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation
    Organization.

    Yasser Arafat. (Still true -- Abbas is still the incumbent.)
    4 for Joshua, Erland, Dan Tilque, and Pete.


    Scores, if there are no errors:

    GAME 1 ROUNDS-> 2 3 6 TOTALS
    TOPICS-> Spo Art His
    Joshua Kreitzer 16 36 20 72
    Dan Blum 0 35 4 39
    Dan Tilque 8 12 8 28
    Erland Sommarskog 0 0 12 12
    Pete Gayde -- -- 8 8

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  • From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Mon Jul 26 07:23:42 2021
    msb@vex.net (Mark Brader) wrote in news:nPOdnb2m__Eo_GP9nZ2dnUU7- dXNnZ2d@giganews.com:

    Mark Brader:

    9. David Johnston, Canadian Governor-General.

    2011 answer: MichaŽlle Jean. 2021 answer: Julie Payette (who preceded
    Mary Simon). 4 for Joshua.

    Actually, I didn't get either of the correct answers on this one.

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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