• RQFTCIFFF12 Game 2, Rounds 7-8: CanArt, weather

    From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Thu Dec 23 03:38:13 2021
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2012-01-30,
    and should be interpreted accordingly. All questions were written
    by members of Footloose and Firkin Free, 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 2, Round 7 - Canadiana Arts - Canadian Artists

    Please see: <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/02-07/art.pdf>.
    We give you the name of a well-known Canadian artist, and you
    give us the number corresponding to one of their works.

    1. Tom Thomson.
    2. Lawren Harris.
    3. Norval Morrisseau.
    4. Alex Colville.
    5. Jean Paul Riopelle.
    6. Ken Danby.
    7. Emily Carr.
    8. Arthur Lismer.
    9. Kathleen Munn.
    10. Frederick Verner.

    Here are the other 8 artists in alphabetical order. Decode the
    rot13 if you want to name them for fun, but for no points.

    11. Eboreg Ongrzna.
    12. Orawnzva Purr Purr.
    13. N.L. Wnpxfba.
    14. Wnpdhrf Fpuretraf.
    15. Wnpx Funqobyg.
    16. Serqn Crzoregba Fzvgu.
    17. Serqrevpx Ineyrl.
    18. Ubzre Jngfba.


    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    1. What is the name of the scale used for measuring tornado
    intensity?

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    3. What kind of storm is a haboob?

    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    5. Meteorologists call these winds fhn winds, from the German.
    Argentinians call them zonda winds, and South Africans,
    bergwinds. What name is given to this type of wind in certain
    parts of Canada where they occur?

    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    7. Name the 1992 hurricane that hit southern Florida, causing
    $26,500,000,000 US of damage, a record at the time.

    8. This weather event has been called the greatest natural disaster
    in Canadian history. Insurance claims topped $800,000,000 and
    the monthly national GDP dropped by almost 1% in January of
    the year of the event. Name this weather disaster (for full
    points include the year, within 1).

    9. This is a luminous, and often audible, electric discharge.
    It occurs around objects, especially pointed ones, when the
    electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value
    near 1,000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy
    weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft,
    lightning rods, and steeples. Name this weather phenomenon.

    10. What common name is given to lightning that occurs so far away
    from the observer that no thunder can be heard? It is sometimes
    confused with "dry lightning" because often it's not raining
    at the observer's location.

    --
    Mark Brader, "It is impossible. Solution follows..."
    Toronto, msb@vex.net -- Richard Heathfield

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  • From Dan Blum@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Thu Dec 23 13:31:30 2021
    Mark Brader <msb@vex.net> wrote:

    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    1. What is the name of the scale used for measuring tornado
    intensity?

    Fujita

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    Humboldt

    3. What kind of storm is a haboob?

    sandstorm

    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    Hawaii

    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    isobars

    7. Name the 1992 hurricane that hit southern Florida, causing
    $26,500,000,000 US of damage, a record at the time.

    Andrew

    8. This weather event has been called the greatest natural disaster
    in Canadian history. Insurance claims topped $800,000,000 and
    the monthly national GDP dropped by almost 1% in January of
    the year of the event. Name this weather disaster (for full
    points include the year, within 1).

    Blizzard of 1977

    9. This is a luminous, and often audible, electric discharge.
    It occurs around objects, especially pointed ones, when the
    electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value
    near 1,000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy
    weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft,
    lightning rods, and steeples. Name this weather phenomenon.

    St. Elmo's Fire

    10. What common name is given to lightning that occurs so far away
    from the observer that no thunder can be heard? It is sometimes
    confused with "dry lightning" because often it's not raining
    at the observer's location.

    heat lightning

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    _______________________________________________________________________
    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 Thu Dec 23 20:27:30 2021
    Mark Brader (msb@vex.net) writes:
    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    1. What is the name of the scale used for measuring tornado
    intensity?

    Beaufort (well, at least it's wind scale.)

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    Labrador

    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    Hawaii

    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    Isobar

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Thu Dec 23 17:30:08 2021
    Mark Brader:
    I will reveal the correct answers in about 3 days.

    Sorry, make that 5 days (from the original posting).
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  • From Joshua Kreitzer@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Thu Dec 23 18:07:40 2021
    On Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 3:38:19 AM UTC-6, Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2012-01-30,
    and should be interpreted accordingly. All questions were written
    by members of Footloose and Firkin Free, 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 2, Round 7 - Canadiana Arts - Canadian Artists

    Please see: <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/02-07/art.pdf>.
    We give you the name of a well-known Canadian artist, and you
    give us the number corresponding to one of their works.

    1. Tom Thomson.

    1; 2

    2. Lawren Harris.

    3; 4

    3. Norval Morrisseau.

    5; 6

    4. Alex Colville.

    7; 8

    5. Jean Paul Riopelle.

    9; 10

    6. Ken Danby.

    11; 12

    7. Emily Carr.

    13; 14

    8. Arthur Lismer.

    15; 16

    9. Kathleen Munn.

    17; 18

    10. Frederick Verner.

    1; 2

    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    Gulf Stream

    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    Hawaii

    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    isobars

    9. This is a luminous, and often audible, electric discharge.
    It occurs around objects, especially pointed ones, when the
    electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value
    near 1,000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy
    weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft,
    lightning rods, and steeples. Name this weather phenomenon.

    St. Elmo's Fire

    --
    Joshua Kreitzer
    gromit82@hotmail.com

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  • From Pete Gayde@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Thu Dec 23 19:22:01 2021
    Mark Brader wrote:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2012-01-30,
    and should be interpreted accordingly. All questions were written
    by members of Footloose and Firkin Free, 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 2, Round 7 - Canadiana Arts - Canadian Artists

    Please see: <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/02-07/art.pdf>.
    We give you the name of a well-known Canadian artist, and you
    give us the number corresponding to one of their works.

    1. Tom Thomson.
    2. Lawren Harris.
    3. Norval Morrisseau.
    4. Alex Colville.
    5. Jean Paul Riopelle.
    6. Ken Danby.
    7. Emily Carr.
    8. Arthur Lismer.
    9. Kathleen Munn.
    10. Frederick Verner.

    Here are the other 8 artists in alphabetical order. Decode the
    rot13 if you want to name them for fun, but for no points.

    11. Eboreg Ongrzna.
    12. Orawnzva Purr Purr.
    13. N.L. Wnpxfba.
    14. Wnpdhrf Fpuretraf.
    15. Wnpx Funqobyg.
    16. Serqn Crzoregba Fzvgu.
    17. Serqrevpx Ineyrl.
    18. Ubzre Jngfba.


    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    1. What is the name of the scale used for measuring tornado
    intensity?

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    La Nina


    3. What kind of storm is a haboob?

    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    Hawaii


    5. Meteorologists call these winds föhn winds, from the German.
    Argentinians call them zonda winds, and South Africans,
    bergwinds. What name is given to this type of wind in certain
    parts of Canada where they occur?

    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    Isobars


    7. Name the 1992 hurricane that hit southern Florida, causing
    $26,500,000,000 US of damage, a record at the time.

    Andrew


    8. This weather event has been called the greatest natural disaster
    in Canadian history. Insurance claims topped $800,000,000 and
    the monthly national GDP dropped by almost 1% in January of
    the year of the event. Name this weather disaster (for full
    points include the year, within 1).

    9. This is a luminous, and often audible, electric discharge.
    It occurs around objects, especially pointed ones, when the
    electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value
    near 1,000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy
    weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft,
    lightning rods, and steeples. Name this weather phenomenon.

    10. What common name is given to lightning that occurs so far away
    from the observer that no thunder can be heard? It is sometimes
    confused with "dry lightning" because often it's not raining
    at the observer's location.


    Pete Gayde

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  • From Dan Tilque@21:1/5 to Mark Brader on Sat Dec 25 14:35:15 2021
    On 12/23/21 1:38 AM, Mark Brader wrote:


    * Game 2, Round 7 - Canadiana Arts - Canadian Artists

    Please see: <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/02-07/art.pdf>.
    We give you the name of a well-known Canadian artist, and you
    give us the number corresponding to one of their works.

    1. Tom Thomson.
    2. Lawren Harris.
    3. Norval Morrisseau.
    4. Alex Colville.
    5. Jean Paul Riopelle.
    6. Ken Danby.
    7. Emily Carr.
    8. Arthur Lismer.
    9. Kathleen Munn.
    10. Frederick Verner.

    Here are the other 8 artists in alphabetical order. Decode the
    rot13 if you want to name them for fun, but for no points.

    11. Eboreg Ongrzna.
    12. Orawnzva Purr Purr.
    13. N.L. Wnpxfba.
    14. Wnpdhrf Fpuretraf.
    15. Wnpx Funqobyg.
    16. Serqn Crzoregba Fzvgu.
    17. Serqrevpx Ineyrl.
    18. Ubzre Jngfba.


    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    1. What is the name of the scale used for measuring tornado
    intensity?

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    Japan Current


    3. What kind of storm is a haboob?

    wind storm


    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    Hawaii


    5. Meteorologists call these winds föhn winds, from the German.
    Argentinians call them zonda winds, and South Africans,
    bergwinds. What name is given to this type of wind in certain
    parts of Canada where they occur?

    Chinook


    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    isobar


    7. Name the 1992 hurricane that hit southern Florida, causing
    $26,500,000,000 US of damage, a record at the time.

    Andrew


    8. This weather event has been called the greatest natural disaster
    in Canadian history. Insurance claims topped $800,000,000 and
    the monthly national GDP dropped by almost 1% in January of
    the year of the event. Name this weather disaster (for full
    points include the year, within 1).

    9. This is a luminous, and often audible, electric discharge.
    It occurs around objects, especially pointed ones, when the
    electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value
    near 1,000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy
    weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft,
    lightning rods, and steeples. Name this weather phenomenon.

    St Elmo's Fire


    10. What common name is given to lightning that occurs so far away
    from the observer that no thunder can be heard? It is sometimes
    confused with "dry lightning" because often it's not raining
    at the observer's location.

    heat lightning

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    Dan Tilque

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  • From Mark Brader@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 28 00:12:43 2021
    Mark Brader:
    These questions were written to be asked in Toronto on 2012-01-30,
    and should be interpreted accordingly... For further information...
    see my 2021-07-20 companion posting on "Reposted Questions from
    the Canadian Inquisition (RQFTCI*)".


    * Game 2, Round 7 - Canadiana Arts - Canadian Artists

    Please see: <http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/msb/02-07/art.pdf>.
    We give you the name of a well-known Canadian artist, and you
    give us the number corresponding to one of their works.

    1. Tom Thomson.

    #14 ("The West Wind").

    2. Lawren Harris.

    #3 ("North Shore Lake Superior"). 3 for Joshua.

    3. Norval Morrisseau.

    #9 ("Self Portrait").

    4. Alex Colville.

    #10 ("To Prince Edward Island").

    5. Jean Paul Riopelle.

    #5 ("Il tait une fois une ville", i.e. "Once upon a Time, There
    was a City").

    6. Ken Danby.

    #1 ("The Great Farewell"; that is, of course, Wayne Gretzky).

    7. Emily Carr.

    #2 ("Autumn in France").

    8. Arthur Lismer.

    #11 ("Cathedral Mountain").

    9. Kathleen Munn.

    #13 (untitled).

    10. Frederick Verner.

    #18 ("Ojibway Family Gathering").

    Here are the other 8 artists in alphabetical order. Decode the
    rot13 if you want to name them for fun, but for no points.

    For some reason, nobody tried these.

    11. Robert Bateman.

    #4 ("On the Wing").

    12. Benjamin Chee Chee.

    #6 ("Learning"). I like the rot13 version of this guy's name!

    13. A.Y. Jackson.

    #8 ("Red Maple").

    14. Jacques Schergens.

    #17 ("Storm Approaching").

    15. Jack Shadbolt.

    #15 ("Mighty in his Melon-Making").

    16. Freda Pemberton Smith.

    #16 ("Barrels on the Dock").

    17. Frederick Varley.

    #12 ("Self Portrait").

    18. Homer Watson.

    #7 ("Herding Sheep").


    * Game 2, Round 8 - Science - Weather

    1. What is the name of the scale used for measuring tornado
    intensity?

    (Enhanced) Fujita. 4 for Dan Blum.

    2. What name is given to the ocean current responsible for keeping
    the ocean waters and air temperatures off the western coast of
    North America relatively cool?

    The expected answer was Japan or Kuroshio Current, but that's the
    northward current on the Asian side of the circulation. The cold
    southward current along the North American coast is the California
    Current, and I'm accepting both answers. 4 for Dan Tilque.

    3. What kind of storm is a haboob?

    Sandstorm. 4 for Dan Blum.

    4. The wettest place in the United States is located in which
    state? This locale average about 500 inches of rain per annum,
    and precipitation falls on over 90% of the days in the year.

    Hawaii. 4 for everyone -- Dan Blum, Erland, Pete, Joshua,
    and Dan Tilque.

    5. Meteorologists call these winds fhn winds, from the German.
    Argentinians call them zonda winds, and South Africans,
    bergwinds. What name is given to this type of wind in certain
    parts of Canada where they occur?

    Chinook. 4 for Dan Tilque.

    6. What is the name given to lines on a meteorological map that
    connect places of equal air pressure?

    Isobars. 4 for everyone.

    7. Name the 1992 hurricane that hit southern Florida, causing
    $26,500,000,000 US of damage, a record at the time.

    Andrew. 4 for Dan Blum, Pete, and Dan Tilque.

    8. This weather event has been called the greatest natural disaster
    in Canadian history. Insurance claims topped $800,000,000 and
    the monthly national GDP dropped by almost 1% in January of
    the year of the event. Name this weather disaster (for full
    points include the year, within 1).

    Ice storm of 1998 (accepting 1997-99).

    9. This is a luminous, and often audible, electric discharge.
    It occurs around objects, especially pointed ones, when the
    electrical field strength near their surfaces attains a value
    near 1,000 volts per centimeter. It often occurs during stormy
    weather and might be seen on a ship's mast or yardarm, aircraft,
    lightning rods, and steeples. Name this weather phenomenon.

    St. Elmo's fire (or corona discharge or corposant). 4 for Dan Blum,
    Joshua, and Dan Tilque.

    10. What common name is given to lightning that occurs so far away
    from the observer that no thunder can be heard? It is sometimes
    confused with "dry lightning" because often it's not raining
    at the observer's location.

    Heat lightning. 4 for Dan Blum and Dan Tilque.


    Scores, if there are no errors:

    GAME 2 ROUNDS-> 2 3 4 6 7 8 BEST
    TOPICS-> Geo Spo Mis Ent Can Sci FOUR
    Joshua Kreitzer 40 20 28 40 3 12 128
    Dan Blum 32 16 32 20 0 28 112
    Pete Gayde 40 15 12 32 0 12 99
    Dan Tilque 28 12 12 16 0 28 84
    Erland Sommarskog 0 16 -- -- 0 8 24

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