• RQFTCIMM11 Final, Rounds 9-10: geography, challenge

    From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Wed Dec 1 03:30:58 2021
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-25,
    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*)".


    ** Final, Round 9 - Geography

    * Virginia

    1. In what city would you find the second-oldest university in
    the United States, the College of William and Mary?

    2. Thomas Jefferson designed the first buildings of the University
    of Virginia. In what town, near Jefferson's Monticello estate,
    would you find that campus?

    3. In which city on the James River would you find Jefferson Davis's
    wartime home, the so-called "White House of the Confederacy"?


    * Lakes of Ontario

    We give you an outline of a lake that is wholly or partly in
    Ontario. You identify the lake. The maps are drawn to different
    scales, but north is always at the top; and the arrow in each case
    identifies the outflow from the lake.

    4. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/4.png
    5. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/5.png
    6. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/6.png


    * Adriatic Croatia

    7. In the year 305, the Emperor Diocletian retired to his massive
    palace on the Adriatic coast. The palace, which covered an area
    of nearly 10 acres (4 ha), serves """today""" as the historic
    center of Croatia's """second-largest""" city. What city?

    8. This fortified city on the south Adriatic coast only officially
    took its Croatian name in 1918. For centuries prior to that,
    it had existed as an important maritime republic under the
    name Ragusa. How is it known """today"""?

    9. Croatia's central and southern coastline were part of which
    Roman province, which extended south as far as Albania?


    * Not England

    From the descriptions, name these UK cities that are not in England.

    10. Situated on the southwest coast of Wales, this city has a
    population of 175,000. During its 19th-century industrial
    heyday it was a key center of the world copper industry,
    earning the nickname "Copperopolis".

    11. This """is""" Scotland's third-most-populous city, and the
    UK's 25th. Nicknames include "The Granite City" and "Oil Capital
    of Europe". The area around the city has been settled for over
    8,000 years.

    12. The """4th-biggest""" city on the island of Ireland lies on
    the west bank of the river Foyle. A royal charter in the
    17th century gave the city its """current""" official name,
    although residents generally """call""" it by its original name.
    Give either.


    * The Lowest Points on Earth

    13. From the Sea of Galilee, this valley descends to the Dead
    Sea -- the lowest point on land at """423 m (about 1,390 feet)"""
    below sea level. What is the name of the valley?

    14. Death Valley is a desert valley known for being well below sea
    level. Within the desert is a basin containing the lowest
    point in North America, 86 m (282 feet) below sea level.
    What's the name of this basin?

    15. This lake in Australia lies 15 m (50 feet) below sea level
    and 700 km (435 miles) north of Adelaide. On the rare occasions
    when it's filled with water, it is also Australia's largest lake.
    Name it.


    ** Final, Round 10 - Challenge Round

    * A. Ontario Party Leaders

    Name the leaders of the Ontario political parties after these
    famous defeats.

    A1. After Bob Rae's defeat, name either the interim leader or
    the next leader of the NDP.

    A2. After David Peterson's defeat, name any one of the interim
    leaders or the next leader of the Liberal party.

    A3. After Frank Miller's defeat, name the next PC leader.


    * B. Stock Market Lingo

    B1. What is the popular name given to the surge in the price
    of stocks that often occurs in the week between Christmas
    and New Year's?

    B2. What expression refers to a short-lived jump in the price
    of a stock that has been subject to a steep decline?

    B3. According to the old Wall Street adage, in what month should
    you "sell and go away"?


    * C. Religious Dietary Laws

    C1. It's called the "Word" of Wisdom and it was revealed
    to the faithful in 1833. Among a number of dietary laws,
    it discourages "hot drinks" and non-medicinal tobacco.
    *Which religious group* follows the "Word of Wisdom"?

    C2. What faith observes the laws of the "kashrut"?

    C3. Please decode the rot13 for this question only after you
    are finished with the previous question. Whqnvfz unf vgf
    xbfure sbbqf; Vfynz unf vgf Unyny sbbqf. Jub pbafhzrf bayl
    Vgny sbbqf?


    * D. Harry Potter

    In honor of the release of the """last""" of the Potter films...

    D1. What is the name of Harry's schoolboy nemesis?
    The blond-haired troublemaker is adept at the wizard game
    of quidditch and spends his time creating problems for
    Harry and his friends.

    D2. Harry's middle name was his father's given name. What is it?

    D3. Name the plump, forgetful boy who appears as a comic foil
    through the series but emerges as something more in the
    finale.


    * E. Latin Imperatives

    Latin has an authoritative ring, doesn't it? Translate into
    English each of the following Latin commands or exhortations.
    (Approximate answers are acceptable.)

    E1. Nosce te ipsum.
    E2. Noli me tangere.
    E3. Ora pro nobis.


    * F. TV to Big Screen

    F1. The long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who"
    has featured many actors in the title role. In the mid
    1960's two feature films were also made -- "Dr. Who and
    the Daleks" and "Daleks Invasion Earth 2150". Who played
    Who in both of those movies?

    F2. The Monkees were riding high on the success of their
    TV show when they made this oddly groovy movie in 1968.
    Written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, what was this
    loony stream-of-consciousness ramble called?

    F3. Barbara Feldon played Agent 99 on television. Who took on
    the role for the 2008 "Get Smart" movie?

    --
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    Toronto | the feeling one gets from picking up a ten-card suit..." msb@vex.net | --Zia Mahmood

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  • From Dan Blum@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Dec 1 16:49:53 2021
    Mark Brader <msb@vex.net> wrote:

    ** Final, Round 9 - Geography

    * Virginia

    1. In what city would you find the second-oldest university in
    the United States, the College of William and Mary?

    Williamsburg

    2. Thomas Jefferson designed the first buildings of the University
    of Virginia. In what town, near Jefferson's Monticello estate,
    would you find that campus?

    Charlottesville

    3. In which city on the James River would you find Jefferson Davis's
    wartime home, the so-called "White House of the Confederacy"?

    Richmond

    * Adriatic Croatia

    7. In the year 305, the Emperor Diocletian retired to his massive
    palace on the Adriatic coast. The palace, which covered an area
    of nearly 10 acres (4 ha), serves """today""" as the historic
    center of Croatia's """second-largest""" city. What city?

    Split

    8. This fortified city on the south Adriatic coast only officially
    took its Croatian name in 1918. For centuries prior to that,
    it had existed as an important maritime republic under the
    name Ragusa. How is it known """today"""?

    Dubrovnik

    9. Croatia's central and southern coastline were part of which
    Roman province, which extended south as far as Albania?

    Dalmatia

    * Not England

    10. Situated on the southwest coast of Wales, this city has a
    population of 175,000. During its 19th-century industrial
    heyday it was a key center of the world copper industry,
    earning the nickname "Copperopolis".

    Cardiff; Aberstywyth

    11. This """is""" Scotland's third-most-populous city, and the
    UK's 25th. Nicknames include "The Granite City" and "Oil Capital
    of Europe". The area around the city has been settled for over
    8,000 years.

    Aberdeen

    12. The """4th-biggest""" city on the island of Ireland lies on
    the west bank of the river Foyle. A royal charter in the
    17th century gave the city its """current""" official name,
    although residents generally """call""" it by its original name.
    Give either.

    Derry

    * B. Stock Market Lingo

    B2. What expression refers to a short-lived jump in the price
    of a stock that has been subject to a steep decline?

    dead cat bounce

    B3. According to the old Wall Street adage, in what month should
    you "sell and go away"?

    May

    * C. Religious Dietary Laws

    C1. It's called the "Word" of Wisdom and it was revealed
    to the faithful in 1833. Among a number of dietary laws,
    it discourages "hot drinks" and non-medicinal tobacco.
    *Which religious group* follows the "Word of Wisdom"?

    Mormons

    C2. What faith observes the laws of the "kashrut"?

    Judaism

    C3. Please decode the rot13 for this question only after you
    are finished with the previous question. Whqnvfz unf vgf
    xbfure sbbqf; Vfynz unf vgf Unyny sbbqf. Jub pbafhzrf bayl
    Vgny sbbqf?

    Jains; Zoroastrians

    * D. Harry Potter

    D1. What is the name of Harry's schoolboy nemesis?
    The blond-haired troublemaker is adept at the wizard game
    of quidditch and spends his time creating problems for
    Harry and his friends.

    Draco Malfoy

    D2. Harry's middle name was his father's given name. What is it?

    James

    D3. Name the plump, forgetful boy who appears as a comic foil
    through the series but emerges as something more in the
    finale.

    Neville Longbottom

    * E. Latin Imperatives

    E2. Noli me tangere.

    don't touch me

    * F. TV to Big Screen

    F1. The long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who"
    has featured many actors in the title role. In the mid
    1960's two feature films were also made -- "Dr. Who and
    the Daleks" and "Daleks Invasion Earth 2150". Who played
    Who in both of those movies?

    Pertwee

    --
    _______________________________________________________________________
    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 Dec 1 21:09:41 2021
    Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
    ** Final, Round 9 - Geography

    * Adriatic Croatia

    7. In the year 305, the Emperor Diocletian retired to his massive
    palace on the Adriatic coast. The palace, which covered an area
    of nearly 10 acres (4 ha), serves """today""" as the historic
    center of Croatia's """second-largest""" city. What city?

    Split

    8. This fortified city on the south Adriatic coast only officially
    took its Croatian name in 1918. For centuries prior to that,
    it had existed as an important maritime republic under the
    name Ragusa. How is it known """today"""?

    Dubrovnik

    * Not England

    From the descriptions, name these UK cities that are not in England.

    10. Situated on the southwest coast of Wales, this city has a
    population of 175,000. During its 19th-century industrial
    heyday it was a key center of the world copper industry,
    earning the nickname "Copperopolis".

    Swansea

    11. This """is""" Scotland's third-most-populous city, and the
    UK's 25th. Nicknames include "The Granite City" and "Oil Capital
    of Europe". The area around the city has been settled for over
    8,000 years.

    Aberdeen

    12. The """4th-biggest""" city on the island of Ireland lies on
    the west bank of the river Foyle. A royal charter in the
    17th century gave the city its """current""" official name,
    although residents generally """call""" it by its original name.
    Give either.

    Londonderry

    * The Lowest Points on Earth

    13. From the Sea of Galilee, this valley descends to the Dead
    Sea -- the lowest point on land at """423 m (about 1,390 feet)"""
    below sea level. What is the name of the valley?

    Jordan Valley

    15. This lake in Australia lies 15 m (50 feet) below sea level
    and 700 km (435 miles) north of Adelaide. On the rare occasions
    when it's filled with water, it is also Australia's largest lake.
    Name it.

    Eire

    ** Final, Round 10 - Challenge Round

    * A. Ontario Party Leaders

    * B. Stock Market Lingo

    B2. What expression refers to a short-lived jump in the price
    of a stock that has been subject to a steep decline?

    Bounce

    B3. According to the old Wall Street adage, in what month should
    you "sell and go away"?

    August

    C3. Please decode the rot13 for this question only after you
    are finished with the previous question. Whqnvfz unf vgf
    xbfure sbbqf; Vfynz unf vgf Unyny sbbqf. Jub pbafhzrf bayl
    Vgny sbbqf?

    E2. Noli me tangere.

    Don't touch me

    E3. Ora pro nobis.

    Talk to us

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  • From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Wed Dec 1 15:49:03 2021
    On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:31:04 AM UTC-6, Mark Brader wrote:

    ** Final, Round 9 - Geography

    * Virginia

    1. In what city would you find the second-oldest university in
    the United States, the College of William and Mary?

    Williamsburg

    2. Thomas Jefferson designed the first buildings of the University
    of Virginia. In what town, near Jefferson's Monticello estate,
    would you find that campus?

    Charlottesville

    3. In which city on the James River would you find Jefferson Davis's
    wartime home, the so-called "White House of the Confederacy"?

    Richmond

    * Adriatic Croatia

    7. In the year 305, the Emperor Diocletian retired to his massive
    palace on the Adriatic coast. The palace, which covered an area
    of nearly 10 acres (4 ha), serves """today""" as the historic
    center of Croatia's """second-largest""" city. What city?

    Dubrovnik

    8. This fortified city on the south Adriatic coast only officially
    took its Croatian name in 1918. For centuries prior to that,
    it had existed as an important maritime republic under the
    name Ragusa. How is it known """today"""?

    Split

    9. Croatia's central and southern coastline were part of which
    Roman province, which extended south as far as Albania?

    Dalmatia

    * Not England

    12. The """4th-biggest""" city on the island of Ireland lies on
    the west bank of the river Foyle. A royal charter in the
    17th century gave the city its """current""" official name,
    although residents generally """call""" it by its original name.
    Give either.

    Londonderry

    * The Lowest Points on Earth

    13. From the Sea of Galilee, this valley descends to the Dead
    Sea -- the lowest point on land at """423 m (about 1,390 feet)"""
    below sea level. What is the name of the valley?

    Elah

    ** Final, Round 10 - Challenge Round

    * B. Stock Market Lingo

    B2. What expression refers to a short-lived jump in the price
    of a stock that has been subject to a steep decline?

    dead cat bounce

    B3. According to the old Wall Street adage, in what month should
    you "sell and go away"?

    May

    * C. Religious Dietary Laws

    C1. It's called the "Word" of Wisdom and it was revealed
    to the faithful in 1833. Among a number of dietary laws,
    it discourages "hot drinks" and non-medicinal tobacco.
    *Which religious group* follows the "Word of Wisdom"?

    Mormons

    C2. What faith observes the laws of the "kashrut"?

    Judaism

    C3. Please decode the rot13 for this question only after you
    are finished with the previous question. Whqnvfz unf vgf
    xbfure sbbqf; Vfynz unf vgf Unyny sbbqf. Jub pbafhzrf bayl
    Vgny sbbqf?

    Rastafarians

    * D. Harry Potter

    In honor of the release of the """last""" of the Potter films...

    D1. What is the name of Harry's schoolboy nemesis?
    The blond-haired troublemaker is adept at the wizard game
    of quidditch and spends his time creating problems for
    Harry and his friends.

    Draco Malfoy

    D2. Harry's middle name was his father's given name. What is it?

    James

    D3. Name the plump, forgetful boy who appears as a comic foil
    through the series but emerges as something more in the
    finale.

    Neville Longbottom

    * E. Latin Imperatives

    Latin has an authoritative ring, doesn't it? Translate into
    English each of the following Latin commands or exhortations.
    (Approximate answers are acceptable.)

    E1. Nosce te ipsum.

    know yourself

    E2. Noli me tangere.

    don't touch me

    E3. Ora pro nobis.

    pray for us

    * F. TV to Big Screen

    F1. The long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who"
    has featured many actors in the title role. In the mid
    1960's two feature films were also made -- "Dr. Who and
    the Daleks" and "Daleks Invasion Earth 2150". Who played
    Who in both of those movies?

    Cushing

    F2. The Monkees were riding high on the success of their
    TV show when they made this oddly groovy movie in 1968.
    Written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, what was this
    loony stream-of-consciousness ramble called?

    "Head"

    F3. Barbara Feldon played Agent 99 on television. Who took on
    the role for the 2008 "Get Smart" movie?

    Hathaway

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Sat Dec 4 11:32:54 2021
    Mark Brader:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-25,
    and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information...
    see my 2021-07-20 companion posting on "Reposted Questions from
    the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".

    The Final game is finished and the winner is JOSHUA KREITZER.
    Hearty congratulations!


    Next I will start reposting questions from the January-April 2012
    season, written by Footloose and Firkin Free.


    ** Final, Round 9 - Geography

    * Virginia

    1. In what city would you find the second-oldest university in
    the United States, the College of William and Mary?

    Williamsburg. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    2. Thomas Jefferson designed the first buildings of the University
    of Virginia. In what town, near Jefferson's Monticello estate,
    would you find that campus?

    Charlottesville. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    3. In which city on the James River would you find Jefferson Davis's
    wartime home, the so-called "White House of the Confederacy"?

    Richmond. 4 for Dan and Joshua.


    * Lakes of Ontario

    We give you an outline of a lake that is wholly or partly in
    Ontario. You identify the lake. The maps are drawn to different
    scales, but north is always at the top; and the arrow in each case
    identifies the outflow from the lake.

    4. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/4.png

    L. Nipissing.

    The main part of the lake is about 3510 miles; the largest
    city on the lake is North Bay, on the northeast corner.

    5. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/5.png

    L. St. Clair.

    The lake is about 2520 miles, with the US on the west. Detroit's
    northern suburbs are on the US side of the southwest corner.

    6. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/6.png

    L. Simcoe.

    The main part of the lake is about 3030 miles; the largest city
    on the lake is Barrie, at the end of the narrow bay on the west.


    * Adriatic Croatia

    7. In the year 305, the Emperor Diocletian retired to his massive
    palace on the Adriatic coast. The palace, which covered an area
    of nearly 10 acres (4 ha), serves """today""" as the historic
    center of Croatia's """second-largest""" city. What city?

    Split. (Still true.) 4 for Dan and Erland.

    Erland said in 2012 that the palace area constituted a weird and
    somewhat frightening environment.

    8. This fortified city on the south Adriatic coast only officially
    took its Croatian name in 1918. For centuries prior to that,
    it had existed as an important maritime republic under the
    name Ragusa. How is it known """today"""?

    Dubrovnik. (Still true.) 4 for Dan and Erland.

    9. Croatia's central and southern coastline were part of which
    Roman province, which extended south as far as Albania?

    Dalmatia. 4 for Dan and Joshua.


    * Not England

    From the descriptions, name these UK cities that are not in England.

    10. Situated on the southwest coast of Wales, this city has a
    population of 175,000. During its 19th-century industrial
    heyday it was a key center of the world copper industry,
    earning the nickname "Copperopolis".

    Swansea. 4 for Erland.

    11. This """is""" Scotland's third-most-populous city, and the
    UK's 25th. Nicknames include "The Granite City" and "Oil Capital
    of Europe". The area around the city has been settled for over
    8,000 years.

    Aberdeen. (Now 29th in the UK.) 4 for Dan and Erland.

    12. The """4th-biggest""" city on the island of Ireland lies on
    the west bank of the river Foyle. A royal charter in the
    17th century gave the city its """current""" official name,
    although residents generally """call""" it by its original name.
    Give either.

    Londonderry (official), Derry. (Still true.) 4 for everyone --
    Dan, Erland, and Joshua.


    * The Lowest Points on Earth

    13. From the Sea of Galilee, this valley descends to the Dead
    Sea -- the lowest point on land at """423 m (about 1,390 feet)"""
    below sea level. What is the name of the valley?

    "Jordan Rift Valley" was the expected answer, but since the river
    Jordan follows the entire length of it, I accepted anything with
    Jordan. (The lakeshore is now more like 430 m or 1,410 feet below
    sea level.) 4 for Erland.

    14. Death Valley is a desert valley known for being well below sea
    level. Within the desert is a basin containing the lowest
    point in North America, 86 m (282 feet) below sea level.
    What's the name of this basin?

    Badwater Basin.

    15. This lake in Australia lies 15 m (50 feet) below sea level
    and 700 km (435 miles) north of Adelaide. On the rare occasions
    when it's filled with water, it is also Australia's largest lake.
    Name it.

    Lake Eyre. 4 for Erland.


    ** Final, Round 10 - Challenge Round

    * A. Ontario Party Leaders

    Name the leaders of the Ontario political parties after these
    famous defeats.

    A1. After Bob Rae's defeat, name either the interim leader or
    the next leader of the NDP.

    Bud Wildman, Howard Hampton.

    A2. After David Peterson's defeat, name any one of the interim
    leaders or the next leader of the Liberal party.

    Robert Nixon, Murray Elston, Jim Bradley, Lyn McLeod.

    A3. After Frank Miller's defeat, name the next PC leader.

    Larry Grossman.


    * B. Stock Market Lingo

    B1. What is the popular name given to the surge in the price
    of stocks that often occurs in the week between Christmas
    and New Year's?

    Santa Claus rally.

    B2. What expression refers to a short-lived jump in the price
    of a stock that has been subject to a steep decline?

    Dead-cat bounce. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    B3. According to the old Wall Street adage, in what month should
    you "sell and go away"?

    May. 4 for Dan and Joshua.


    * C. Religious Dietary Laws

    C1. It's called the "Word" of Wisdom and it was revealed
    to the faithful in 1833. Among a number of dietary laws,
    it discourages "hot drinks" and non-medicinal tobacco.
    *Which religious group* follows the "Word of Wisdom"?

    The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (accepting LDS),
    aka the Mormons. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    C2. What faith observes the laws of the "kashrut"?

    Judaism. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    C3. Please decode the rot13 for this question only after you
    are finished with the previous question. Judaism has its
    kosher foods; Islam has its Halal foods. Who consumes only
    Ital foods?

    Rastafari. 4 for Joshua.


    * D. Harry Potter

    In honor of the release of the """last""" of the Potter films...

    D1. What is the name of Harry's schoolboy nemesis?
    The blond-haired troublemaker is adept at the wizard game
    of quidditch and spends his time creating problems for
    Harry and his friends.

    Draco Malfoy. Either name was sufficient. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    D2. Harry's middle name was his father's given name. What is it?

    James. 4 for Dan and Joshua.

    D3. Name the plump, forgetful boy who appears as a comic foil
    through the series but emerges as something more in the
    finale.

    Neville Longbottom. 4 for Dan and Joshua.


    * E. Latin Imperatives

    Latin has an authoritative ring, doesn't it? Translate into
    English each of the following Latin commands or exhortations.
    (Approximate answers are acceptable.)

    E1. Nosce te ipsum.

    "Know yourself." 4 for Joshua.

    E2. Noli me tangere.

    "Don't touch me." 4 for everyone.

    E3. Ora pro nobis.

    "Pray for us." 4 for Joshua.


    * F. TV to Big Screen

    F1. The long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who"
    has featured many actors in the title role. In the mid
    1960's two feature films were also made -- "Dr. Who and
    the Daleks" and "Daleks Invasion Earth 2150". Who played
    Who in both of those movies?

    Peter Cushing. 4 for Joshua.

    "Who played Who" was not an error. Unlike the TV series where he's
    just "the Doctor" (and the title is a remark that someone makes in
    the first episode after hearing this), in the movies he actually
    was called "Dr. Who".

    F2. The Monkees were riding high on the success of their
    TV show when they made this oddly groovy movie in 1968.
    Written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, what was this
    loony stream-of-consciousness ramble called?

    "Head". 4 for Joshua.

    F3. Barbara Feldon played Agent 99 on television. Who took on
    the role for the 2008 "Get Smart" movie?

    Anne Hathaway. 4 for Joshua.


    Scores, if there are no errors:

    FINAL ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 BEST
    TOPICS-> Ent His Can Spo Sci A+L Geo Cha SIX
    Joshua Kreitzer 24 48 4 35 28 24 20 56 215
    Dan Blum 28 36 2 20 44 20 32 32 192
    Dan Tilque 8 46 -- -- 44 12 -- -- 110
    Erland Sommarskog 4 32 0 23 16 4 28 4 107
    Pete Gayde 4 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- 18

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  • From Pete Gayde@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Dec 4 17:41:09 2021
    Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2011-07-25,
    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*)".


    ** Final, Round 9 - Geography

    * Virginia

    1. In what city would you find the second-oldest university in
    the United States, the College of William and Mary?

    Manassas


    2. Thomas Jefferson designed the first buildings of the University
    of Virginia. In what town, near Jefferson's Monticello estate,
    would you find that campus?

    Charlottesville


    3. In which city on the James River would you find Jefferson Davis's
    wartime home, the so-called "White House of the Confederacy"?

    Richmond



    * Lakes of Ontario

    We give you an outline of a lake that is wholly or partly in
    Ontario. You identify the lake. The maps are drawn to different
    scales, but north is always at the top; and the arrow in each case
    identifies the outflow from the lake.

    4. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/4.png
    5. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/5.png
    6. http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/gfr9/lake/6.png


    * Adriatic Croatia

    7. In the year 305, the Emperor Diocletian retired to his massive
    palace on the Adriatic coast. The palace, which covered an area
    of nearly 10 acres (4 ha), serves """today""" as the historic
    center of Croatia's """second-largest""" city. What city?

    Trieste


    8. This fortified city on the south Adriatic coast only officially
    took its Croatian name in 1918. For centuries prior to that,
    it had existed as an important maritime republic under the
    name Ragusa. How is it known """today"""?

    Dubrovnik


    9. Croatia's central and southern coastline were part of which
    Roman province, which extended south as far as Albania?

    Dalmatia



    * Not England

    From the descriptions, name these UK cities that are not in England.

    10. Situated on the southwest coast of Wales, this city has a
    population of 175,000. During its 19th-century industrial
    heyday it was a key center of the world copper industry,
    earning the nickname "Copperopolis".

    11. This """is""" Scotland's third-most-populous city, and the
    UK's 25th. Nicknames include "The Granite City" and "Oil Capital
    of Europe". The area around the city has been settled for over
    8,000 years.

    Aberdeen


    12. The """4th-biggest""" city on the island of Ireland lies on
    the west bank of the river Foyle. A royal charter in the
    17th century gave the city its """current""" official name,
    although residents generally """call""" it by its original name.
    Give either.

    Derry



    * The Lowest Points on Earth

    13. From the Sea of Galilee, this valley descends to the Dead
    Sea -- the lowest point on land at """423 m (about 1,390 feet)"""
    below sea level. What is the name of the valley?

    14. Death Valley is a desert valley known for being well below sea
    level. Within the desert is a basin containing the lowest
    point in North America, 86 m (282 feet) below sea level.
    What's the name of this basin?

    Salton Sea


    15. This lake in Australia lies 15 m (50 feet) below sea level
    and 700 km (435 miles) north of Adelaide. On the rare occasions
    when it's filled with water, it is also Australia's largest lake.
    Name it.


    ** Final, Round 10 - Challenge Round

    * A. Ontario Party Leaders

    Name the leaders of the Ontario political parties after these
    famous defeats.

    A1. After Bob Rae's defeat, name either the interim leader or
    the next leader of the NDP.

    A2. After David Peterson's defeat, name any one of the interim
    leaders or the next leader of the Liberal party.

    A3. After Frank Miller's defeat, name the next PC leader.


    * B. Stock Market Lingo

    B1. What is the popular name given to the surge in the price
    of stocks that often occurs in the week between Christmas
    and New Year's?

    B2. What expression refers to a short-lived jump in the price
    of a stock that has been subject to a steep decline?

    B3. According to the old Wall Street adage, in what month should
    you "sell and go away"?


    * C. Religious Dietary Laws

    C1. It's called the "Word" of Wisdom and it was revealed
    to the faithful in 1833. Among a number of dietary laws,
    it discourages "hot drinks" and non-medicinal tobacco.
    *Which religious group* follows the "Word of Wisdom"?

    C2. What faith observes the laws of the "kashrut"?

    Jewish; Muslim


    C3. Please decode the rot13 for this question only after you
    are finished with the previous question. Whqnvfz unf vgf
    xbfure sbbqf; Vfynz unf vgf Unyny sbbqf. Jub pbafhzrf bayl
    Vgny sbbqf?


    * D. Harry Potter

    In honor of the release of the """last""" of the Potter films...

    D1. What is the name of Harry's schoolboy nemesis?
    The blond-haired troublemaker is adept at the wizard game
    of quidditch and spends his time creating problems for
    Harry and his friends.

    Draco Malfoy


    D2. Harry's middle name was his father's given name. What is it?

    James


    D3. Name the plump, forgetful boy who appears as a comic foil
    through the series but emerges as something more in the
    finale.

    Neville Longbottom



    * E. Latin Imperatives

    Latin has an authoritative ring, doesn't it? Translate into
    English each of the following Latin commands or exhortations.
    (Approximate answers are acceptable.)

    E1. Nosce te ipsum.
    E2. Noli me tangere.
    E3. Ora pro nobis.


    * F. TV to Big Screen

    F1. The long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who"
    has featured many actors in the title role. In the mid
    1960's two feature films were also made -- "Dr. Who and
    the Daleks" and "Daleks Invasion Earth 2150". Who played
    Who in both of those movies?

    Peter Cushing


    F2. The Monkees were riding high on the success of their
    TV show when they made this oddly groovy movie in 1968.
    Written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson, what was this
    loony stream-of-consciousness ramble called?

    Head


    F3. Barbara Feldon played Agent 99 on television. Who took on
    the role for the 2008 "Get Smart" movie?

    Anne Hathaway



    Pete Gayde

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Sat Dec 4 21:23:41 2021
    If Pete Gayde had posted his answers on time, he would have scored
    24 points in Round 9 and 23 in Round 10, for a final score of 65.
    --
    Mark Brader "Never re-invent the wheel unnecessarily;
    Toronto yours may have corners."
    msb@vex.net -- Henry Spencer

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