• RQFTCIMM11 Game 10, Rounds 9-10: hats, challenge

    From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Fri Nov 19 02:04:48 2021
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-18,
    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 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    Please see the handout <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gXr9/hats.jpg>,
    and for the first 6 questions, give the letter of the hat.

    1. Montera.
    2. Shako.
    3. Stetson.
    4. Cloche.
    5. Biretta.
    6. Chullo.

    Please complete those questions before decoding the rot13 for the
    remaining questions, in which, of course, you are given a letter
    and asked to name the hat.

    7. P.
    8. V.
    9. O.
    10. A.

    Now decode the rot13 below if you want to see which ones were the
    decoys; name them if you like for fun, but for no points. Note:
    Some of these answers were suggested by entrants the last time I
    posted these rounds.

    11. Z.
    12. U.
    13. T.
    14. Y.


    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    * A. Literature: Bond... Not Fleming

    Ian Fleming died in 1964, but James Bond went on to new adventures,
    penned by a variety of authors.

    A1. He wrote "The James Bond Dossier", the first critical study
    of Fleming's series. Three years later, in 1968, he
    published the first non-Fleming Bond novel, "Colonel Sun".
    His pen name for this book was Robert Markham. Who was
    he really? We need both his first and his last name,
    but his title is not necessary.

    A2. American Jeffery Deaver, author of many crime novels
    and creator of criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, wrote the """most
    recent""" Bond novel. What's the title?


    * B. Venice

    B1. This city was administratively unified with Venice about
    100 years ago, but previously, when Venice proper was
    entirely on islands, this was the nearest mainland city
    to it. Name the place.

    B2. The oldest """surviving""" bridge across the Grand Canal
    dates from 1591. What's its name?


    * C. David Cronenberg in the 21st Century

    This Canadian director no longer """writes""" all his own scripts,
    but he's """not done""" scaring us yet.

    C1. Ralph Fiennes plays a recovering/relapsing mental patient.
    Patrick McGrath wrote the screenplay based on his own novel.
    The cast also includes Gabriel Byrne and Lynn Redgrave.
    Name the Cronenberg movie from 2002.

    C2. The Russian mob in London. Viggo Mortensen plays Nikolai,
    just the driver... or is he? Naomi Watts co-stars. Steven
    Knight wrote the screenplay. Name the 2007 Cronenberg movie.


    * D. Public Sculpture

    D1. In 1926, sculptor Emmanuel Hahn created the statue of Ned
    Hanlan that """now""" stands at Hanlan's Point on the
    Toronto Islands. But you don't have to go that far to
    see Hahn's work. Two objects you """have""" in your hands
    almost every day were designed by Hahn in 1937. Name either.

    D2. The "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbor inspired sculptor
    Elek Imredy to create "Girl in a Wetsuit". She """can be
    seen""" perched on a rock in what Canadian city?


    * E. Fashion Pioneers

    E1. The father of haute couture was an Englishman (born 1825,
    died 1895) who moved to Paris in 1846. He made dresses
    for the Empress Eugnie, Sarah Bernhardt, and Nellie Melba
    among others, and is believed to be the first designer to
    put labels in his clothes. Name him.

    E2. Born in Algeria in 1936, he became head of the House of
    Dior at age 21. He started his own house in 1961. Among his
    innovations were a line of prt--porter (as well as haute
    couture) and the use of ethnically diverse models in his
    fashion shows. Who are we talking about?


    * F. Music: Requiems

    F1. Known for his operas, this agnostic set the Latin requiem
    mass to music in honor of Italian novelist Alessandro
    Manzoni, who died in 1873. Name the composer.

    F2. The "German Requiem" (1868) was a setting of Bible texts
    in the composer's own language rather than a setting of
    the Latin mass. It is thought to have been written for
    his mother. Name the bereaved son.

    --
    Mark Brader "Oh, I'm a programmer and I'm O.K....
    Toronto I work all night and I sleep all day" msb@vex.net -- Trygve Lode (after Monty Python)

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  • From Erland Sommarskog@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Fri Nov 19 17:34:33 2021
    Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
    ** Game 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    Please see the handout <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gXr9/hats.jpg>,
    and for the first 6 questions, give the letter of the hat.

    1. Montera.

    A

    2. Shako.

    F

    3. Stetson.

    N

    4. Cloche.

    K

    5. Biretta.

    J

    6. Chullo.

    L

    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    * A. Literature: Bond... Not Fleming

    * B. Venice

    B1. This city was administratively unified with Venice about
    100 years ago, but previously, when Venice proper was
    entirely on islands, this was the nearest mainland city
    to it. Name the place.

    Mestre

    B2. The oldest """surviving""" bridge across the Grand Canal
    dates from 1591. What's its name?

    Rialto

    D2. The "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbor inspired sculptor
    Elek Imredy to create "Girl in a Wetsuit". She """can be
    seen""" perched on a rock in what Canadian city?

    Halifax


    E2. Born in Algeria in 1936, he became head of the House of
    Dior at age 21. He started his own house in 1961. Among his
    innovations were a line of prt--porter (as well as haute
    couture) and the use of ethnically diverse models in his
    fashion shows. Who are we talking about?

    Yves Saint-Laurent

    * F. Music: Requiems

    F1. Known for his operas, this agnostic set the Latin requiem
    mass to music in honor of Italian novelist Alessandro
    Manzoni, who died in 1873. Name the composer.

    Verdi

    F2. The "German Requiem" (1868) was a setting of Bible texts
    in the composer's own language rather than a setting of
    the Latin mass. It is thought to have been written for
    his mother. Name the bereaved son.

    Schumann

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  • From Dan Blum@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Fri Nov 19 23:07:51 2021
    Mark Brader <msb@vex.net> wrote:

    ** Game 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    1. Montera.

    E; G

    2. Shako.

    J

    3. Stetson.

    F

    4. Cloche.

    K

    5. Biretta.

    A

    6. Chullo.

    G; E

    7. P.

    deerstalker

    8. V.

    mortarboard

    9. O.

    boater

    10. A.

    porkpie


    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    * D. Public Sculpture

    D2. The "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbor inspired sculptor
    Elek Imredy to create "Girl in a Wetsuit". She """can be
    seen""" perched on a rock in what Canadian city?

    Halifax; Victoria

    --
    _______________________________________________________________________
    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 Pete Gayde@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Nov 20 00:55:38 2021
    Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-18,
    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 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    Please see the handout <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gXr9/hats.jpg>,
    and for the first 6 questions, give the letter of the hat.

    1. Montera.

    E

    2. Shako.

    J

    3. Stetson.

    F

    4. Cloche.

    K

    5. Biretta.

    A

    6. Chullo.

    Please complete those questions before decoding the rot13 for the
    remaining questions, in which, of course, you are given a letter
    and asked to name the hat.

    7. P.
    8. V.

    Mortar board

    9. O.

    Straw hat

    10. A.

    Porkpie


    Now decode the rot13 below if you want to see which ones were the
    decoys; name them if you like for fun, but for no points. Note:
    Some of these answers were suggested by entrants the last time I
    posted these rounds.

    11. Z.
    12. U.
    13. T.
    14. Y.


    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    * A. Literature: Bond... Not Fleming

    Ian Fleming died in 1964, but James Bond went on to new adventures,
    penned by a variety of authors.

    A1. He wrote "The James Bond Dossier", the first critical study
    of Fleming's series. Three years later, in 1968, he
    published the first non-Fleming Bond novel, "Colonel Sun".
    His pen name for this book was Robert Markham. Who was
    he really? We need both his first and his last name,
    but his title is not necessary.

    A2. American Jeffery Deaver, author of many crime novels
    and creator of criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, wrote the """most
    recent""" Bond novel. What's the title?


    * B. Venice

    B1. This city was administratively unified with Venice about
    100 years ago, but previously, when Venice proper was
    entirely on islands, this was the nearest mainland city
    to it. Name the place.

    Menza


    B2. The oldest """surviving""" bridge across the Grand Canal
    dates from 1591. What's its name?

    Rialto



    * C. David Cronenberg in the 21st Century

    This Canadian director no longer """writes""" all his own scripts,
    but he's """not done""" scaring us yet.

    C1. Ralph Fiennes plays a recovering/relapsing mental patient.
    Patrick McGrath wrote the screenplay based on his own novel.
    The cast also includes Gabriel Byrne and Lynn Redgrave.
    Name the Cronenberg movie from 2002.

    C2. The Russian mob in London. Viggo Mortensen plays Nikolai,
    just the driver... or is he? Naomi Watts co-stars. Steven
    Knight wrote the screenplay. Name the 2007 Cronenberg movie.


    * D. Public Sculpture

    D1. In 1926, sculptor Emmanuel Hahn created the statue of Ned
    Hanlan that """now""" stands at Hanlan's Point on the
    Toronto Islands. But you don't have to go that far to
    see Hahn's work. Two objects you """have""" in your hands
    almost every day were designed by Hahn in 1937. Name either.

    D2. The "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbor inspired sculptor
    Elek Imredy to create "Girl in a Wetsuit". She """can be
    seen""" perched on a rock in what Canadian city?

    Vancouver; Victoria



    * E. Fashion Pioneers

    E1. The father of haute couture was an Englishman (born 1825,
    died 1895) who moved to Paris in 1846. He made dresses
    for the Empress Eugénie, Sarah Bernhardt, and Nellie Melba
    among others, and is believed to be the first designer to
    put labels in his clothes. Name him.

    E2. Born in Algeria in 1936, he became head of the House of
    Dior at age 21. He started his own house in 1961. Among his
    innovations were a line of prêt-à-porter (as well as haute
    couture) and the use of ethnically diverse models in his
    fashion shows. Who are we talking about?


    * F. Music: Requiems

    F1. Known for his operas, this agnostic set the Latin requiem
    mass to music in honor of Italian novelist Alessandro
    Manzoni, who died in 1873. Name the composer.

    Verdi


    F2. The "German Requiem" (1868) was a setting of Bible texts
    in the composer's own language rather than a setting of
    the Latin mass. It is thought to have been written for
    his mother. Name the bereaved son.

    Brahms



    Pete Gayde

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  • From Dan Tilque@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Fri Nov 19 23:19:31 2021
    On 11/19/21 12:04 AM, Mark Brader wrote:

    ** Game 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    Please see the handout <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gXr9/hats.jpg>,
    and for the first 6 questions, give the letter of the hat.

    1. Montera.
    2. Shako.

    J

    3. Stetson.

    F

    4. Cloche.

    K; D

    5. Biretta.

    M

    6. Chullo.

    Please complete those questions before decoding the rot13 for the
    remaining questions, in which, of course, you are given a letter
    and asked to name the hat.

    7. P.

    deerstalker

    8. V.

    mortarboard

    9. O.

    boater

    10. A.

    derby


    Now decode the rot13 below if you want to see which ones were the
    decoys; name them if you like for fun, but for no points. Note:
    Some of these answers were suggested by entrants the last time I
    posted these rounds.

    11. Z.
    12. U.
    13. T.
    14. Y.


    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    * A. Literature: Bond... Not Fleming

    Ian Fleming died in 1964, but James Bond went on to new adventures,
    penned by a variety of authors.

    A1. He wrote "The James Bond Dossier", the first critical study
    of Fleming's series. Three years later, in 1968, he
    published the first non-Fleming Bond novel, "Colonel Sun".
    His pen name for this book was Robert Markham. Who was
    he really? We need both his first and his last name,
    but his title is not necessary.

    A2. American Jeffery Deaver, author of many crime novels
    and creator of criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, wrote the """most
    recent""" Bond novel. What's the title?


    * B. Venice

    B1. This city was administratively unified with Venice about
    100 years ago, but previously, when Venice proper was
    entirely on islands, this was the nearest mainland city
    to it. Name the place.

    B2. The oldest """surviving""" bridge across the Grand Canal
    dates from 1591. What's its name?


    * C. David Cronenberg in the 21st Century

    This Canadian director no longer """writes""" all his own scripts,
    but he's """not done""" scaring us yet.

    C1. Ralph Fiennes plays a recovering/relapsing mental patient.
    Patrick McGrath wrote the screenplay based on his own novel.
    The cast also includes Gabriel Byrne and Lynn Redgrave.
    Name the Cronenberg movie from 2002.

    C2. The Russian mob in London. Viggo Mortensen plays Nikolai,
    just the driver... or is he? Naomi Watts co-stars. Steven
    Knight wrote the screenplay. Name the 2007 Cronenberg movie.


    * D. Public Sculpture

    D1. In 1926, sculptor Emmanuel Hahn created the statue of Ned
    Hanlan that """now""" stands at Hanlan's Point on the
    Toronto Islands. But you don't have to go that far to
    see Hahn's work. Two objects you """have""" in your hands
    almost every day were designed by Hahn in 1937. Name either.

    D2. The "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbor inspired sculptor
    Elek Imredy to create "Girl in a Wetsuit". She """can be
    seen""" perched on a rock in what Canadian city?


    * E. Fashion Pioneers

    E1. The father of haute couture was an Englishman (born 1825,
    died 1895) who moved to Paris in 1846. He made dresses
    for the Empress Eugénie, Sarah Bernhardt, and Nellie Melba
    among others, and is believed to be the first designer to
    put labels in his clothes. Name him.

    E2. Born in Algeria in 1936, he became head of the House of
    Dior at age 21. He started his own house in 1961. Among his
    innovations were a line of prêt-à-porter (as well as haute
    couture) and the use of ethnically diverse models in his
    fashion shows. Who are we talking about?

    Yves Saint Laurent



    * F. Music: Requiems

    F1. Known for his operas, this agnostic set the Latin requiem
    mass to music in honor of Italian novelist Alessandro
    Manzoni, who died in 1873. Name the composer.

    F2. The "German Requiem" (1868) was a setting of Bible texts
    in the composer's own language rather than a setting of
    the Latin mass. It is thought to have been written for
    his mother. Name the bereaved son.


    --
    Dan Tilque

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  • From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Nov 20 16:12:44 2021
    On Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2:04:54 AM UTC-6, Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-18,
    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 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    Please see the handout <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gXr9/hats.jpg>,
    and for the first 6 questions, give the letter of the hat.

    1. Montera.

    A; M

    2. Shako.

    J

    3. Stetson.

    F; N

    4. Cloche.

    K

    5. Biretta.

    A; M

    6. Chullo.

    E; M

    Please complete those questions before decoding the rot13 for the
    remaining questions, in which, of course, you are given a letter
    and asked to name the hat.

    7. P.

    deerstalker

    8. V.

    mortarboard

    9. O.

    Panama hat

    10. A.

    derby

    Now decode the rot13 below if you want to see which ones were the
    decoys; name them if you like for fun, but for no points. Note:
    Some of these answers were suggested by entrants the last time I
    posted these rounds.

    13. T.

    shtriemel

    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    * A. Literature: Bond... Not Fleming

    Ian Fleming died in 1964, but James Bond went on to new adventures,
    penned by a variety of authors.

    A1. He wrote "The James Bond Dossier", the first critical study
    of Fleming's series. Three years later, in 1968, he
    published the first non-Fleming Bond novel, "Colonel Sun".
    His pen name for this book was Robert Markham. Who was
    he really? We need both his first and his last name,
    but his title is not necessary.

    Kingsley Amis

    * B. Venice

    B2. The oldest """surviving""" bridge across the Grand Canal
    dates from 1591. What's its name?

    Ponte Vecchio

    * C. David Cronenberg in the 21st Century

    This Canadian director no longer """writes""" all his own scripts,
    but he's """not done""" scaring us yet.

    C2. The Russian mob in London. Viggo Mortensen plays Nikolai,
    just the driver... or is he? Naomi Watts co-stars. Steven
    Knight wrote the screenplay. Name the 2007 Cronenberg movie.

    "A History of Violence"

    * E. Fashion Pioneers

    E2. Born in Algeria in 1936, he became head of the House of
    Dior at age 21. He started his own house in 1961. Among his
    innovations were a line of prêt-à-porter (as well as haute
    couture) and the use of ethnically diverse models in his
    fashion shows. Who are we talking about?

    Yves Saint Laurent

    * F. Music: Requiems

    F1. Known for his operas, this agnostic set the Latin requiem
    mass to music in honor of Italian novelist Alessandro
    Manzoni, who died in 1873. Name the composer.

    Verdi

    F2. The "German Requiem" (1868) was a setting of Bible texts
    in the composer's own language rather than a setting of
    the Latin mass. It is thought to have been written for
    his mother. Name the bereaved son.

    Brahms

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Sun Nov 21 23:59:49 2021
    Mark Brader:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-18,
    and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information...
    see my 2021-07-20 companion posting on "Reposted Questions from
    the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    Game 10 is over and JOSHUA KREITZER has romped to a win. Hearty congratulations, sir! Next will be the season's Final game.


    ** Game 10, Round 9 - Miscellaneous - Hats

    Please see the handout <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gXr9/hats.jpg>,
    and for the first 6 questions, give the letter of the hat.

    1. Montera.

    E. 4 for Pete. 3 for Dan Blum.

    2. Shako.

    J. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.

    3. Stetson.

    F. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, and Dan Tilque. 3 for Joshua.

    4. Cloche.

    K. 4 for Erland, Dan Blum, Pete, and Joshua. 3 for Dan Tilque.

    The name is French for "bell". Not knowing this one when it came
    up on a Daily Double contributed to the ending of Ken Jennings's
    74-game winning streak on "Jeopardy!".

    5. Biretta.

    A. 4 for Dan Blum and Pete. 3 for Joshua.

    6. Chullo.

    D.


    Please complete those questions before decoding the rot13 for the
    remaining questions, in which, of course, you are given a letter
    and asked to name the hat.

    7. C.

    Deerstalker. 4 for Dan Blum, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.

    8. I.

    Mortarboard. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, Dan Tilque, and Joshua.

    9. B.

    Boater. 4 for Dan Blum and Dan Tilque.

    10. N.

    Pork pie hat. 4 for Dan Blum and Pete.

    That's Gene Hackman in the picture, from "The French Connection".


    Now decode the rot13 below if you want to see which ones were the
    decoys; name them if you like for fun, but for no points. Note:
    Some of these answers were suggested by entrants the last time I
    posted these rounds.

    11. M.

    Tam-o-shanter.

    12. H.

    Bicycle-racing cap.

    13. G.

    Shtreimel. Joshua got this.

    14. L.

    Gandhi cap.


    ** Game 10, Round 10 - Challenge

    This was the hardest round in the original game.

    * A. Literature: Bond... Not Fleming

    Ian Fleming died in 1964, but James Bond went on to new adventures,
    penned by a variety of authors.

    A1. He wrote "The James Bond Dossier", the first critical study
    of Fleming's series. Three years later, in 1968, he
    published the first non-Fleming Bond novel, "Colonel Sun".
    His pen name for this book was Robert Markham. Who was
    he really? We need both his first and his last name,
    but his title is not necessary.

    Sir Kingsley Amis. 4 for Joshua.

    A2. American Jeffery Deaver, author of many crime novels
    and creator of criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, wrote the """most
    recent""" Bond novel. What's the title?

    2011 answer: "Carte Blanche". 2021 answer: "Forever and a Day"
    (by Anthony Horowitz, 2018).


    * B. Venice

    B1. This city was administratively unified with Venice about
    100 years ago, but previously, when Venice proper was
    entirely on islands, this was the nearest mainland city
    to it. Name the place.

    Mestre. 4 for Erland.

    B2. The oldest """surviving""" bridge across the Grand Canal
    dates from 1591. What's its name?

    Rialto Bridge. (Still there.) 4 for Erland and Pete.


    * C. David Cronenberg in the 21st Century

    This Canadian director no longer """writes""" all his own scripts,
    but he's """not done""" scaring us yet.

    I don't know if he's done, but he is still alive.

    C1. Ralph Fiennes plays a recovering/relapsing mental patient.
    Patrick McGrath wrote the screenplay based on his own novel.
    The cast also includes Gabriel Byrne and Lynn Redgrave.
    Name the Cronenberg movie from 2002.

    "Spider".

    C2. The Russian mob in London. Viggo Mortensen plays Nikolai,
    just the driver... or is he? Naomi Watts co-stars. Steven
    Knight wrote the screenplay. Name the 2007 Cronenberg movie.

    "Eastern Promises".


    * D. Public Sculpture

    D1. In 1926, sculptor Emmanuel Hahn created the statue of Ned
    Hanlan that """now""" stands at Hanlan's Point on the
    Toronto Islands. But you don't have to go that far to
    see Hahn's work. Two objects you """have""" in your hands
    almost every day were designed by Hahn in 1937. Name either.

    Dime, quarter. (All still true, except maybe the "almost every day"
    part, since the pandemic has led to increased use of credit cards.)

    This refers to the coins' usual designs, with the Bluenose and
    the caribou, not the ridiculous number of commemorative alternates
    that may show up in your hands these days. In the original game
    you had be specific about that, but I'm not requiring it here.
    And any mention of a coin scores as "almost correct".

    D2. The "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen harbor inspired sculptor
    Elek Imredy to create "Girl in a Wetsuit". She """can be
    seen""" perched on a rock in what Canadian city?

    Vancouver. (Still true.) 3 for Pete.

    Copenhagen: http://denmark.net/wp-content/uploads/1245049240_91ceccf930.jpg Vancouver: http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/16/38/5b/e8/the-girl.jpg


    * E. Fashion Pioneers

    E1. The father of haute couture was an Englishman (born 1825,
    died 1895) who moved to Paris in 1846. He made dresses
    for the Empress Eugnie, Sarah Bernhardt, and Nellie Melba
    among others, and is believed to be the first designer to
    put labels in his clothes. Name him.

    Charles Frederick Worth.

    E2. Born in Algeria in 1936, he became head of the House of
    Dior at age 21. He started his own house in 1961. Among his
    innovations were a line of prt--porter (as well as haute
    couture) and the use of ethnically diverse models in his
    fashion shows. Who are we talking about?

    Yves St-Laurent. (He died in 2008.) 4 for Erland, Dan Tilque,
    and Joshua.


    * F. Music: Requiems

    F1. Known for his operas, this agnostic set the Latin requiem
    mass to music in honor of Italian novelist Alessandro
    Manzoni, who died in 1873. Name the composer.

    Giuseppe Verdi. 4 for Erland, Pete, and Joshua.

    F2. The "German Requiem" (1868) was a setting of Bible texts
    in the composer's own language rather than a setting of
    the Latin mass. It is thought to have been written for
    his mother. Name the bereaved son.

    Johannes Brahms. 4 for Pete and Joshua.


    Scores, if there are no errors:

    GAME 10 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
    TOPICS-> Lit Geo Sci Aud Can Spo Ent Mis Cha SEVEN
    Joshua Kreitzer 28 25 16 20 8 40 26 22 16 177
    Dan Blum 16 16 16 20 8 16 12 35 0 131
    Pete Gayde 3 29 -- -- -- 40 8 28 15 123
    Dan Tilque 4 28 16 8 9 28 4 23 4 116
    Erland Sommarskog 0 8 4 0 0 -- -- 4 16 32

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