• RQFTCIMM11 Game 6, Rounds 7-8: theater, effects

    From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 29 00:17:51 2021
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-06-20,
    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 2021-07-20 companion posting
    on "Reposted Questions from the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    * Game 6, Round 7 - Canadiana - Summer Theater

    The questions are about plays being performed """this summer"""
    in Southern Ontario. Most """will be""" found at Stratford,
    but some offerings of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    and one of Toronto's Soulpepper Company are featured as well.
    (*Note*: although the information about 2011 is no longer current,
    only the answers from that year will be accepted.)

    1. Jeeves never had to go as far as the admirable Crichton,
    a butler forced to take command when his employers are
    shipwrecked. Who wrote the play "The Admirable Crichton"
    ("""at Shaw from June 22""")?

    2. You'll find "The Homecoming" """at Stratford from July 26""".
    Which playwright wrote the parts between the pauses?

    3. Her kingdom for a horse. Which Shakespearean role """is"""
    Seana McKenna essaying at Stratford?

    4. This Stratford play, like the John Steinbeck novel from which it
    is adapted, takes its title from "The Battle Hymn of the
    Republic". By what name do we know the story of the Joad
    family's migration to, and tribulations in, California?

    5. "Hosanna"'s """at Stratford from July 26""", and we're not
    referring to "Jesus Christ Superstar". Who wrote the play
    "Hosanna", about a Liz Taylor impersonator?

    6. Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, Feste, and Orsino all appear, not
    to mention Sir Toby Belch, but there is no title character in
    this Shakespearean comedy, """at Stratford from June 26""".
    Name the play.

    7. "Social critic meets social butterfly in a sparkling comedy of
    manners widely hailed as Molière's masterpiece." Name the play,
    """at Stratford from July 31""".

    8. The title refers to Maggie, whose problem is that she wants to
    conceive a child by a man who can't stand her. Name the
    Tennessee Williams play """now""" in performance at Shaw.

    9. The Shaw Festival calls this play Shaw's "epic masterpiece."
    The alliterative title derives from the domicile of Captain
    Shotover. What is the play?

    10. This """is""" the third year in a row that Soulpepper is staging
    "Billy Bishop Goes to War". Eric Peterson, as well as starring,
    has had a hand in the writing; but who is the principal author?


    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"

    We describe a phenomenon, and you give its name, chosen from the
    following list. Much thanks to wordspy.com.

    For example, we say: "The increase in sales and perceived prestige
    of Apple products based on the massive popularity of Apple's iPod
    music player." And you say: "the iPod halo effect."

    | birthplace effect | ground effect | placebo effect
    | Bradley effect | Hall effect | Slashdot effect
    | bullwhip effect | heat-island effect | spotlight effect
    | butterfly effect | house-money effect | Streisand effect
    | Casimir effect | iPod-halo effect | Stroop effect
    | CNN effect | January effect | Wal-mart effect
    | CSI effect | lake effect | watercooler effect
    | decline effect | lipstick effect | wealth effect
    | Doppler effect | Lucifer effect | white-coat effect
    | driveway effect | Mozart effect | Zeigarnik effect
    | Goldilocks effect | Nascar effect
    | greenhouse effect | Oprah effect

    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

    --
    Mark Brader | "Forgive me if I misunderstood myself, but
    Toronto | I don't think I was arguing in favour of that..." msb@vex.net | -- Geoff Butler

    My text in this article is in the public domain.

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  • From Dan Tilque@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Sep 29 03:14:48 2021
    On 9/28/21 10:17 PM, Mark Brader wrote:

    * Game 6, Round 7 - Canadiana - Summer Theater

    The questions are about plays being performed """this summer"""
    in Southern Ontario. Most """will be""" found at Stratford,
    but some offerings of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    and one of Toronto's Soulpepper Company are featured as well.
    (*Note*: although the information about 2011 is no longer current,
    only the answers from that year will be accepted.)

    1. Jeeves never had to go as far as the admirable Crichton,
    a butler forced to take command when his employers are
    shipwrecked. Who wrote the play "The Admirable Crichton"
    ("""at Shaw from June 22""")?

    2. You'll find "The Homecoming" """at Stratford from July 26""".
    Which playwright wrote the parts between the pauses?

    3. Her kingdom for a horse. Which Shakespearean role """is"""
    Seana McKenna essaying at Stratford?

    Richard III


    4. This Stratford play, like the John Steinbeck novel from which it
    is adapted, takes its title from "The Battle Hymn of the
    Republic". By what name do we know the story of the Joad
    family's migration to, and tribulations in, California?

    The Grapes of Wrath


    5. "Hosanna"'s """at Stratford from July 26""", and we're not
    referring to "Jesus Christ Superstar". Who wrote the play
    "Hosanna", about a Liz Taylor impersonator?

    6. Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, Feste, and Orsino all appear, not
    to mention Sir Toby Belch, but there is no title character in
    this Shakespearean comedy, """at Stratford from June 26""".
    Name the play.

    Love's Labor Lost


    7. "Social critic meets social butterfly in a sparkling comedy of
    manners widely hailed as Molière's masterpiece." Name the play,
    """at Stratford from July 31""".

    8. The title refers to Maggie, whose problem is that she wants to
    conceive a child by a man who can't stand her. Name the
    Tennessee Williams play """now""" in performance at Shaw.

    9. The Shaw Festival calls this play Shaw's "epic masterpiece."
    The alliterative title derives from the domicile of Captain
    Shotover. What is the play?

    10. This """is""" the third year in a row that Soulpepper is staging
    "Billy Bishop Goes to War". Eric Peterson, as well as starring,
    has had a hand in the writing; but who is the principal author?


    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"

    We describe a phenomenon, and you give its name, chosen from the
    following list. Much thanks to wordspy.com.

    For example, we say: "The increase in sales and perceived prestige
    of Apple products based on the massive popularity of Apple's iPod
    music player." And you say: "the iPod halo effect."

    | birthplace effect | ground effect | placebo effect
    | Bradley effect | Hall effect | Slashdot effect
    | bullwhip effect | heat-island effect | spotlight effect
    | butterfly effect | house-money effect | Streisand effect
    | Casimir effect | iPod-halo effect | Stroop effect
    | CNN effect | January effect | Wal-mart effect
    | CSI effect | lake effect | watercooler effect
    | decline effect | lipstick effect | wealth effect
    | Doppler effect | Lucifer effect | white-coat effect
    | driveway effect | Mozart effect | Zeigarnik effect
    | Goldilocks effect | Nascar effect
    | greenhouse effect | Oprah effect

    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    white-coat effect


    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    driveway effect


    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    lipstick effect


    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    lake effect


    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    heat island effect


    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    ground effect


    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    Oprah effect


    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    Doppler effect


    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    watercooler effect


    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

    butterfly effect


    --
    Dan Tilque

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  • From Dan Blum@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Sep 29 11:04:54 2021
    Mark Brader <msb@vex.net> wrote:

    * Game 6, Round 7 - Canadiana - Summer Theater

    1. Jeeves never had to go as far as the admirable Crichton,
    a butler forced to take command when his employers are
    shipwrecked. Who wrote the play "The Admirable Crichton"
    ("""at Shaw from June 22""")?

    Barrie

    2. You'll find "The Homecoming" """at Stratford from July 26""".
    Which playwright wrote the parts between the pauses?

    Stoppard

    3. Her kingdom for a horse. Which Shakespearean role """is"""
    Seana McKenna essaying at Stratford?

    Cleopatra; Lady Macbeth

    4. This Stratford play, like the John Steinbeck novel from which it
    is adapted, takes its title from "The Battle Hymn of the
    Republic". By what name do we know the story of the Joad
    family's migration to, and tribulations in, California?

    The Grapes of Wrath

    6. Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, Feste, and Orsino all appear, not
    to mention Sir Toby Belch, but there is no title character in
    this Shakespearean comedy, """at Stratford from June 26""".
    Name the play.

    Twelfth Night

    7. "Social critic meets social butterfly in a sparkling comedy of
    manners widely hailed as Moli?re's masterpiece." Name the play,
    """at Stratford from July 31""".

    Tartuffe

    8. The title refers to Maggie, whose problem is that she wants to
    conceive a child by a man who can't stand her. Name the
    Tennessee Williams play """now""" in performance at Shaw.

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"

    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    white-coat effect

    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    driveway effect

    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    spotlight effect

    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    lake effect

    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    heat-island effect

    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    ground effect

    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    Oprah effect

    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    Doppler effect

    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    watercooler effect

    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

    butterfly effect

    --
    _______________________________________________________________________
    Dan Blum tool@panix.com
    "I wouldn't have believed it myself if I hadn't just made it up."

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  • From Erland Sommarskog@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Sep 29 19:48:07 2021
    Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"
    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    white-coat effect

    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    Driveway effect

    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    Lipstick effect

    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    Lake effect

    (Although I more know it as a snow cannon.)

    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    Heat-island effect

    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    Ground effect

    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    Oprah effect

    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    Doppler effect

    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    watercooler effect

    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.


    butterfly effect

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  • From Pete Gayde@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Sep 29 20:27:43 2021
    Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-06-20,
    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 2021-07-20 companion posting
    on "Reposted Questions from the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    * Game 6, Round 7 - Canadiana - Summer Theater

    The questions are about plays being performed """this summer"""
    in Southern Ontario. Most """will be""" found at Stratford,
    but some offerings of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    and one of Toronto's Soulpepper Company are featured as well.
    (*Note*: although the information about 2011 is no longer current,
    only the answers from that year will be accepted.)

    1. Jeeves never had to go as far as the admirable Crichton,
    a butler forced to take command when his employers are
    shipwrecked. Who wrote the play "The Admirable Crichton"
    ("""at Shaw from June 22""")?

    2. You'll find "The Homecoming" """at Stratford from July 26""".
    Which playwright wrote the parts between the pauses?

    3. Her kingdom for a horse. Which Shakespearean role """is"""
    Seana McKenna essaying at Stratford?

    4. This Stratford play, like the John Steinbeck novel from which it
    is adapted, takes its title from "The Battle Hymn of the
    Republic". By what name do we know the story of the Joad
    family's migration to, and tribulations in, California?

    The Grapes of Wrath


    5. "Hosanna"'s """at Stratford from July 26""", and we're not
    referring to "Jesus Christ Superstar". Who wrote the play
    "Hosanna", about a Liz Taylor impersonator?

    6. Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, Feste, and Orsino all appear, not
    to mention Sir Toby Belch, but there is no title character in
    this Shakespearean comedy, """at Stratford from June 26""".
    Name the play.

    7. "Social critic meets social butterfly in a sparkling comedy of
    manners widely hailed as Molière's masterpiece." Name the play,
    """at Stratford from July 31""".

    Candide


    8. The title refers to Maggie, whose problem is that she wants to
    conceive a child by a man who can't stand her. Name the
    Tennessee Williams play """now""" in performance at Shaw.

    9. The Shaw Festival calls this play Shaw's "epic masterpiece."
    The alliterative title derives from the domicile of Captain
    Shotover. What is the play?

    10. This """is""" the third year in a row that Soulpepper is staging
    "Billy Bishop Goes to War". Eric Peterson, as well as starring,
    has had a hand in the writing; but who is the principal author?


    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"

    We describe a phenomenon, and you give its name, chosen from the
    following list. Much thanks to wordspy.com.

    For example, we say: "The increase in sales and perceived prestige
    of Apple products based on the massive popularity of Apple's iPod
    music player." And you say: "the iPod halo effect."

    | birthplace effect | ground effect | placebo effect
    | Bradley effect | Hall effect | Slashdot effect
    | bullwhip effect | heat-island effect | spotlight effect
    | butterfly effect | house-money effect | Streisand effect
    | Casimir effect | iPod-halo effect | Stroop effect
    | CNN effect | January effect | Wal-mart effect
    | CSI effect | lake effect | watercooler effect
    | decline effect | lipstick effect | wealth effect
    | Doppler effect | Lucifer effect | white-coat effect
    | driveway effect | Mozart effect | Zeigarnik effect
    | Goldilocks effect | Nascar effect
    | greenhouse effect | Oprah effect

    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    white-coat effect


    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    driveway effect


    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    spotlight effect


    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    lake effect


    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    heat-island effect


    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    ground effect


    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    Oprah effect


    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    Doppler effect


    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    watercooler effect


    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

    butterfly effect



    Pete Gayde

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  • From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Sep 29 22:44:18 2021
    On Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:17:57 AM UTC-5, Mark Brader wrote:

    * Game 6, Round 7 - Canadiana - Summer Theater

    2. You'll find "The Homecoming" """at Stratford from July 26""".
    Which playwright wrote the parts between the pauses?

    Pinter

    3. Her kingdom for a horse. Which Shakespearean role """is"""
    Seana McKenna essaying at Stratford?

    Richard III

    4. This Stratford play, like the John Steinbeck novel from which it
    is adapted, takes its title from "The Battle Hymn of the
    Republic". By what name do we know the story of the Joad
    family's migration to, and tribulations in, California?

    "The Grapes of Wrath"

    6. Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, Feste, and Orsino all appear, not
    to mention Sir Toby Belch, but there is no title character in
    this Shakespearean comedy, """at Stratford from June 26""".
    Name the play.

    "Twelfth Night"

    7. "Social critic meets social butterfly in a sparkling comedy of
    manners widely hailed as Moličre's masterpiece." Name the play,
    """at Stratford from July 31""".

    "Tartuffe"; "The Misanthrope"

    8. The title refers to Maggie, whose problem is that she wants to
    conceive a child by a man who can't stand her. Name the
    Tennessee Williams play """now""" in performance at Shaw.

    "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"

    We describe a phenomenon, and you give its name, chosen from the
    following list. Much thanks to wordspy.com.

    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    white-coat effect

    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    driveway effect

    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    spotlight effect

    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    lake effect

    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    heat-island effect

    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    ground effect

    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    Oprah effect

    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    Doppler effect

    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    watercooler effect

    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

    butterfly effect

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 2 02:20:08 2021
    Mark Brader:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-06-20,
    and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information...
    see my 2021-07-20 companion posting on "Reposted Questions from
    the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    * Game 6, Round 7 - Canadiana - Summer Theater

    The questions are about plays being performed """this summer"""
    in Southern Ontario. Most """will be""" found at Stratford,
    but some offerings of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    and one of Toronto's Soulpepper Company are featured as well.
    (*Note*: although the information about 2011 is no longer current,
    only the answers from that year will be accepted.)

    1. Jeeves never had to go as far as the admirable Crichton,
    a butler forced to take command when his employers are
    shipwrecked. Who wrote the play "The Admirable Crichton"
    ("""at Shaw from June 22""")?

    J.M. Barrie. 4 for Dan Blum.

    2. You'll find "The Homecoming" """at Stratford from July 26""".
    Which playwright wrote the parts between the pauses?

    Harold Pinter. 4 for Joshua.

    3. Her kingdom for a horse. Which Shakespearean role """is"""
    Seana McKenna essaying at Stratford?

    King Richard III. 4 for Dan Tilque and Joshua.

    4. This Stratford play, like the John Steinbeck novel from which it
    is adapted, takes its title from "The Battle Hymn of the
    Republic". By what name do we know the story of the Joad
    family's migration to, and tribulations in, California?

    "The Grapes of Wrath". 4 for Dan Tilque, Dan Blum, Pete, and Joshua.

    5. "Hosanna"'s """at Stratford from July 26""", and we're not
    referring to "Jesus Christ Superstar". Who wrote the play
    "Hosanna", about a Liz Taylor impersonator?

    Michel Tremblay.

    6. Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, Feste, and Orsino all appear, not
    to mention Sir Toby Belch, but there is no title character in
    this Shakespearean comedy, """at Stratford from June 26""".
    Name the play.

    "Twelfth Night". 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.

    7. "Social critic meets social butterfly in a sparkling comedy of
    manners widely hailed as Molière's masterpiece." Name the play,
    """at Stratford from July 31""".

    "The Misanthrope" ("Le Misanthrope"). 2 for Joshua.

    8. The title refers to Maggie, whose problem is that she wants to
    conceive a child by a man who can't stand her. Name the
    Tennessee Williams play """now""" in performance at Shaw.

    "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". 4 for Dan Blum and Joshua.

    9. The Shaw Festival calls this play Shaw's "epic masterpiece."
    The alliterative title derives from the domicile of Captain
    Shotover. What is the play?

    "Heartbreak House".

    10. This """is""" the third year in a row that Soulpepper is staging
    "Billy Bishop Goes to War". Eric Peterson, as well as starring,
    has had a hand in the writing; but who is the principal author?

    John MacLachlan Gray.


    * Game 6, Round 8 - Miscellaneous - Special "Effects"

    We describe a phenomenon, and you give its name, chosen from the
    following list. Much thanks to wordspy.com.

    For example, we say: "The increase in sales and perceived prestige
    of Apple products based on the massive popularity of Apple's iPod
    music player." And you say: "the iPod halo effect."

    In the original game, this was the easiest round in the entire season.

    | birthplace effect | ground effect | placebo effect
    | Bradley effect | Hall effect | Slashdot effect
    | bullwhip effect | heat-island effect | spotlight effect
    | butterfly effect | house-money effect | Streisand effect
    | Casimir effect | iPod-halo effect | Stroop effect
    | CNN effect | January effect | Wal-mart effect
    | CSI effect | lake effect | watercooler effect
    | decline effect | lipstick effect | wealth effect
    | Doppler effect | Lucifer effect | white-coat effect
    | driveway effect | Mozart effect | Zeigarnik effect
    | Goldilocks effect | Nascar effect
    | greenhouse effect | Oprah effect

    1. The elevation of a patient's blood pressure readings caused by
    being in a doctor's office or clinic, or by being in the presence
    of a physician.

    White-coat effect. 4 for everyone -- Dan Tilque, Dan Blum, Erland,
    Pete, and Joshua.

    2. The special quality exhibited by a radio program that causes
    listeners to stay in their cars after they have arrived home,
    so they can hear the end of it.

    Driveway effect. 4 for everyone.

    3. The tendency to believe that other people are paying closer
    attention to your appearance and behavior than they really are.

    Spotlight effect. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, and Joshua.

    4. Cold air moving across a large warmer body of water deposits
    large amounts of snow on the leeward shore.

    Lake effect. 4 for everyone.

    5. The difference in temperature between developed urban areas
    and surrounding rural areas, mainly due to a lack of vegetation
    in the city and the types of building materials used there.

    Heat-island effect. 4 for everyone.

    6. An increase in lift that is experienced when an aircraft flies
    extremely close to the surface of the earth, at a distance no
    more than about half a wingspan.

    Ground effect. 4 for everyone.

    7. The increase in sales or interest in an item due to the
    recommendation of a particularly influential media personality.

    Oprah effect. 4 for everyone.

    8. A police siren sounds higher-pitched when it is approaching
    and lower when it is receding.

    Doppler effect. 4 for everyone.

    9. In business, the notion that people come up with their best
    ideas when they are grouped informally.

    Watercooler effect. 4 for everyone.

    10. In chaos theory, the idea that a tiny change in an initial
    condition can result in large differences to a later state.
    Also the name of a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

    Butterfly effect. 4 for everyone.


    Scores, if there are no errors:

    GAME 6 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
    TOPICS-> Can Ent Sci Geo Can Mis FOUR
    Joshua Kreitzer 4 36 36 22 22 40 134
    Dan Blum 0 31 36 14 16 40 123
    Pete Gayde 8 32 12 4 4 40 92
    Dan Tilque 0 8 28 0 8 36 80
    Erland Sommarskog -- -- 4 16 0 36 56

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    Mark Brader "Poor spelling does not prove poor knowledge,
    Toronto but is fatal to the argument by intimidation." msb@vex.net -- Gene Ward Smith

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