• Re: RQFTCIMM11 Game 7, Rounds 2-3: Hopper, Switzerland

    From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sun Oct 3 22:10:17 2021
    On Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11:53:17 PM UTC-5, Mark Brader wrote:

    * Game 7, Round 1 - Current Events (excerpt)

    Answer these 2011 questions if you like for fun, but for no points.

    1. Unlikely but true: the US Open golf tournament was won by
    a Northern Irishman for the second year in a row. Who is the
    new champ?

    McIlroy

    * Game 7, Round 2 - Entertainment - The Films of Dennis Hopper

    Rebel, addict, psychopath, auteur: the late Dennis Hopper played
    them all and lived them all. Here are some questions about
    his films.

    1. Hopper kicked off his movie career playing opposite James Dean
    in what 1955 classic?

    "Rebel Without a Cause"

    2. Hopper was twice nominated for Oscars, though he never won.
    His first nomination came in 1969 for Best Original Screenplay.
    For which movie?

    "Easy Rider"

    3. In Hopper's 1979 comeback film, "Apocalypse Now", he appears
    as a crazed acolyte of Marlon Brando's Captain Kurtz. Hopper's
    profession in the movie matched one of his real-life passions.
    What was his character's profession?

    photographer

    4. 4 years after "Apocalypse Now", Hopper teamed up with Francis
    Ford Coppola once again, playing the role of the alcoholic
    deadbeat father of Motorcycle Boy and Rusty James. Name the
    movie.

    "Rumble Fish"

    5. Hopper's portrayal of the sadistic Frank Booth in this 1986
    movie ranked 36th on AFI's "Top 50 Movie Villains of All Time"
    list. Name the movie.

    "Blue Velvet"

    6. For what film did Hopper receive his only acting Oscar
    nomination? He plays a (surprise surprise) alcoholic basketball
    coach.

    "Hoosiers"

    8. In this 1986 movie about a young man who murders his girlfriend
    and the reluctance of his pals to report the crime to police,
    Hopper plays Feck, the eccentric neighborhood weed dealer.
    Other cast members include Keanu Reaves and Crispin Glover.
    Name it.

    "River's Edge"

    9. Hopper could always be relied on to play a good maniac. He was
    back to his old nutty tricks as an urban extortionist in this
    1994 thriller about a runaway bus.

    "Speed"

    * Game 7, Round 3 - Geography - Swiss Cities

    http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/g7r3/switz.jpg

    We name a city in Switzerland; you give the letter on the map that
    best represents its location.

    1. Interlaken.

    L

    2. Luzern.

    J; K

    3. Kreuzlingen. (Hint: it's a suburb of Konstanz.)

    O; E

    4. Montreux.

    K; J

    5. Geneva.

    I

    6. Bern.

    G

    7. Basel.

    H; D

    8. Neuchâtel.

    M; O

    9. Zürich.

    D; H

    10. Lugano.

    P

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Sun Oct 3 23:53:12 2021
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-06-27,
    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 7, Round 1 - Current Events (excerpt)

    Answer these 2011 questions if you like for fun, but for no points.

    1. Unlikely but true: the US Open golf tournament was won by
    a Northern Irishman for the second year in a row. Who is the
    new champ?

    2. A dress worn by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned off this week for
    $4,600,000 US (plus commission). In which movie did she wear it?


    * Game 7, Round 2 - Entertainment - The Films of Dennis Hopper

    Rebel, addict, psychopath, auteur: the late Dennis Hopper played
    them all and lived them all. Here are some questions about
    his films.

    1. Hopper kicked off his movie career playing opposite James Dean
    in what 1955 classic?

    2. Hopper was twice nominated for Oscars, though he never won.
    His first nomination came in 1969 for Best Original Screenplay.
    For which movie?

    3. In Hopper's 1979 comeback film, "Apocalypse Now", he appears
    as a crazed acolyte of Marlon Brando's Captain Kurtz. Hopper's
    profession in the movie matched one of his real-life passions.
    What was his character's profession?

    4. 4 years after "Apocalypse Now", Hopper teamed up with Francis
    Ford Coppola once again, playing the role of the alcoholic
    deadbeat father of Motorcycle Boy and Rusty James. Name the
    movie.

    5. Hopper's portrayal of the sadistic Frank Booth in this 1986
    movie ranked 36th on AFI's "Top 50 Movie Villains of All Time"
    list. Name the movie.

    6. For what film did Hopper receive his only acting Oscar
    nomination? He plays a (surprise surprise) alcoholic basketball
    coach.

    7. In one of his final roles, Hopper plays the best friend of Ben
    Kingsley, a university professor who has fallen for lovely
    undergrad Penelope Cruz in what movie based on a novel by
    Philip Roth?

    8. In this 1986 movie about a young man who murders his girlfriend
    and the reluctance of his pals to report the crime to police,
    Hopper plays Feck, the eccentric neighborhood weed dealer.
    Other cast members include Keanu Reaves and Crispin Glover.
    Name it.

    9. Hopper could always be relied on to play a good maniac. He was
    back to his old nutty tricks as an urban extortionist in this
    1994 thriller about a runaway bus.

    10. Hopper delivers a deft cameo as a Swiss art dealer in this
    1996 film about the Andy Warhol art scene, directed by
    Julian Schnabel. Schnabel would later curate an exhibition of
    Hopper's art and photography at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Name the the movie.


    * Game 7, Round 3 - Geography - Swiss Cities

    Bitte sehen, veuillez voir, per favore consultare, per plaischair
    consultar, or please examine the handout at:

    http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/g7r3/switz.jpg

    We name a city in Switzerland; you give the letter on the map that
    best represents its location.

    1. Interlaken.
    2. Luzern.
    3. Kreuzlingen. (Hint: it's a suburb of Konstanz.)
    4. Montreux.
    5. Geneva.
    6. Bern.
    7. Basel.
    8. Neuchtel.
    9. Zrich.
    10. Lugano.

    There were 6 decoys. Decode the rot13 if you want to try them for
    fun, but for no points.

    11. Fpunssunhfra.
    12. Puhe.
    13. Jvagreguhe.
    14. Fvba.
    15. Ynhfnaar.
    16. Oryyvamban.

    --
    Mark Brader, Toronto | "Abel was I ere I saw non-Abelian groups"
    msb@vex.net | --Roland Hutchinson

    My text in this article is in the public domain.

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  • From Erland Sommarskog@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Mon Oct 4 20:11:12 2021
    Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
    * Game 7, Round 3 - Geography - Swiss Cities

    Bitte sehen, veuillez voir, per favore consultare, per plaischair
    consultar,

    Didn't someone say in another post that this quiz is in English? :-)

    1. Interlaken.

    L (And if that city does not have that name it should, given where it
    sits!)

    2. Luzern.

    H

    3. Kreuzlingen. (Hint: it's a suburb of Konstanz.)

    B (I thought, "isn't Konstanz in Germany, but I get now.)

    4. Montreux.

    K

    5. Geneva.

    I

    6. Bern.

    G

    7. Basel.

    A

    8. Neuchtel.

    C

    9. Zrich.

    D

    10. Lugano.

    P


    There were 6 decoys. Decode the rot13 if you want to try them for
    fun, but for no points.

    11. Fpunssunhfra.

    F

    12. Puhe.

    M

    13. Jvagreguhe.

    E

    14. Fvba.

    C (Yeah, I have C up there too, but for reason I read Neuchtel as
    entirely French name)

    15. Ynhfnaar.

    J

    16. Oryyvamban.

    O

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  • From Dan Blum@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Tue Oct 5 02:34:39 2021
    Mark Brader <msb@vex.net> wrote:

    * Game 7, Round 2 - Entertainment - The Films of Dennis Hopper

    1. Hopper kicked off his movie career playing opposite James Dean
    in what 1955 classic?

    On the Waterfront

    2. Hopper was twice nominated for Oscars, though he never won.
    His first nomination came in 1969 for Best Original Screenplay.
    For which movie?

    Easy Rider

    3. In Hopper's 1979 comeback film, "Apocalypse Now", he appears
    as a crazed acolyte of Marlon Brando's Captain Kurtz. Hopper's
    profession in the movie matched one of his real-life passions.
    What was his character's profession?

    demolitions expert

    5. Hopper's portrayal of the sadistic Frank Booth in this 1986
    movie ranked 36th on AFI's "Top 50 Movie Villains of All Time"
    list. Name the movie.

    Blue Velvet

    9. Hopper could always be relied on to play a good maniac. He was
    back to his old nutty tricks as an urban extortionist in this
    1994 thriller about a runaway bus.

    Speed


    * Game 7, Round 3 - Geography - Swiss Cities

    1. Interlaken.

    L; H

    2. Luzern.

    J; G

    3. Kreuzlingen. (Hint: it's a suburb of Konstanz.)

    F

    4. Montreux.

    C; K

    5. Geneva.

    I

    6. Bern.

    E; G

    7. Basel.

    M; N

    8. Neuch?tel.

    N; K

    9. Z?rich.

    D

    10. Lugano.

    O; P

    --
    _______________________________________________________________________
    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 Dan Tilque@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Oct 6 05:18:32 2021
    On 10/3/21 9:53 PM, Mark Brader wrote:


    * Game 7, Round 1 - Current Events (excerpt)

    Answer these 2011 questions if you like for fun, but for no points.

    1. Unlikely but true: the US Open golf tournament was won by
    a Northern Irishman for the second year in a row. Who is the
    new champ?

    2. A dress worn by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned off this week for
    $4,600,000 US (plus commission). In which movie did she wear it?


    * Game 7, Round 2 - Entertainment - The Films of Dennis Hopper

    Rebel, addict, psychopath, auteur: the late Dennis Hopper played
    them all and lived them all. Here are some questions about
    his films.

    1. Hopper kicked off his movie career playing opposite James Dean
    in what 1955 classic?

    Rebel without a Cause


    2. Hopper was twice nominated for Oscars, though he never won.
    His first nomination came in 1969 for Best Original Screenplay.
    For which movie?

    3. In Hopper's 1979 comeback film, "Apocalypse Now", he appears
    as a crazed acolyte of Marlon Brando's Captain Kurtz. Hopper's
    profession in the movie matched one of his real-life passions.
    What was his character's profession?

    4. 4 years after "Apocalypse Now", Hopper teamed up with Francis
    Ford Coppola once again, playing the role of the alcoholic
    deadbeat father of Motorcycle Boy and Rusty James. Name the
    movie.

    5. Hopper's portrayal of the sadistic Frank Booth in this 1986
    movie ranked 36th on AFI's "Top 50 Movie Villains of All Time"
    list. Name the movie.

    6. For what film did Hopper receive his only acting Oscar
    nomination? He plays a (surprise surprise) alcoholic basketball
    coach.

    Hoosiers


    7. In one of his final roles, Hopper plays the best friend of Ben
    Kingsley, a university professor who has fallen for lovely
    undergrad Penelope Cruz in what movie based on a novel by
    Philip Roth?

    8. In this 1986 movie about a young man who murders his girlfriend
    and the reluctance of his pals to report the crime to police,
    Hopper plays Feck, the eccentric neighborhood weed dealer.
    Other cast members include Keanu Reaves and Crispin Glover.
    Name it.

    9. Hopper could always be relied on to play a good maniac. He was
    back to his old nutty tricks as an urban extortionist in this
    1994 thriller about a runaway bus.

    Speed


    10. Hopper delivers a deft cameo as a Swiss art dealer in this
    1996 film about the Andy Warhol art scene, directed by
    Julian Schnabel. Schnabel would later curate an exhibition of
    Hopper's art and photography at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Name the the movie.


    * Game 7, Round 3 - Geography - Swiss Cities

    Bitte sehen, veuillez voir, per favore consultare, per plaischair
    consultar, or please examine the handout at:

    http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/g7r3/switz.jpg

    We name a city in Switzerland; you give the letter on the map that
    best represents its location.

    1. Interlaken.

    L

    2. Luzern.
    3. Kreuzlingen. (Hint: it's a suburb of Konstanz.)
    4. Montreux.
    5. Geneva.

    I

    6. Bern.

    G

    7. Basel.
    8. Neuchâtel.
    9. Zürich.

    D

    10. Lugano.

    J; K


    There were 6 decoys. Decode the rot13 if you want to try them for
    fun, but for no points.

    11. Fpunssunhfra.
    12. Puhe.
    13. Jvagreguhe.
    14. Fvba.
    15. Ynhfnaar.
    16. Oryyvamban.



    --
    Dan Tilque

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  • From Pete Gayde@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Oct 6 19:01:50 2021
    Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-06-27,
    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 7, Round 1 - Current Events (excerpt)

    Answer these 2011 questions if you like for fun, but for no points.

    1. Unlikely but true: the US Open golf tournament was won by
    a Northern Irishman for the second year in a row. Who is the
    new champ?

    McIlroy


    2. A dress worn by Marilyn Monroe was auctioned off this week for
    $4,600,000 US (plus commission). In which movie did she wear it?

    Seven Year Itch



    * Game 7, Round 2 - Entertainment - The Films of Dennis Hopper

    Rebel, addict, psychopath, auteur: the late Dennis Hopper played
    them all and lived them all. Here are some questions about
    his films.

    1. Hopper kicked off his movie career playing opposite James Dean
    in what 1955 classic?

    Rebel Without a Cause; Giant


    2. Hopper was twice nominated for Oscars, though he never won.
    His first nomination came in 1969 for Best Original Screenplay.
    For which movie?

    Easy Rider


    3. In Hopper's 1979 comeback film, "Apocalypse Now", he appears
    as a crazed acolyte of Marlon Brando's Captain Kurtz. Hopper's
    profession in the movie matched one of his real-life passions.
    What was his character's profession?

    4. 4 years after "Apocalypse Now", Hopper teamed up with Francis
    Ford Coppola once again, playing the role of the alcoholic
    deadbeat father of Motorcycle Boy and Rusty James. Name the
    movie.

    5. Hopper's portrayal of the sadistic Frank Booth in this 1986
    movie ranked 36th on AFI's "Top 50 Movie Villains of All Time"
    list. Name the movie.

    6. For what film did Hopper receive his only acting Oscar
    nomination? He plays a (surprise surprise) alcoholic basketball
    coach.

    7. In one of his final roles, Hopper plays the best friend of Ben
    Kingsley, a university professor who has fallen for lovely
    undergrad Penelope Cruz in what movie based on a novel by
    Philip Roth?

    8. In this 1986 movie about a young man who murders his girlfriend
    and the reluctance of his pals to report the crime to police,
    Hopper plays Feck, the eccentric neighborhood weed dealer.
    Other cast members include Keanu Reaves and Crispin Glover.
    Name it.

    9. Hopper could always be relied on to play a good maniac. He was
    back to his old nutty tricks as an urban extortionist in this
    1994 thriller about a runaway bus.

    Speed


    10. Hopper delivers a deft cameo as a Swiss art dealer in this
    1996 film about the Andy Warhol art scene, directed by
    Julian Schnabel. Schnabel would later curate an exhibition of
    Hopper's art and photography at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Name the the movie.


    * Game 7, Round 3 - Geography - Swiss Cities

    Bitte sehen, veuillez voir, per favore consultare, per plaischair
    consultar, or please examine the handout at:

    http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/g7r3/switz.jpg

    We name a city in Switzerland; you give the letter on the map that
    best represents its location.

    1. Interlaken.

    L

    2. Luzern.

    D; H

    3. Kreuzlingen. (Hint: it's a suburb of Konstanz.)

    F

    4. Montreux.

    K

    5. Geneva.

    I

    6. Bern

    M; G

    7. Basel.

    A

    8. Neuchâtel.

    C

    9. Zürich.

    H; D

    10. Lugano.

    P


    There were 6 decoys. Decode the rot13 if you want to try them for
    fun, but for no points.

    11. Fpunssunhfra.
    12. Puhe.
    13. Jvagreguhe.
    14. Fvba.
    15. Ynhfnaar.
    16. Oryyvamban.


    Pete Gayde

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