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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:12 am

Quoshara wrote:... it seems to me their father was Tom (Or is that just because I can't get Tom Hardy off my brain? *L*)

I believe that's Shroedinger (sp

Monitor and the Merrimac.


Only because it's so fun to torment you ... that's no, no, and NO! :[]]

And you were tardy with the Hardy. ):(

Now that that's done ... "Monitor and the Merrimac" is kind of a cool guess, but those two were considered ironclads, and predate the battleship by almost half a century.

Still, like you've heard thousands of times before, no doubt ... I like the way your mind works. 8)
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:38 pm

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Topic: Potpourri

Remaining unanswered:

3. For four points, who said, "What an artist dies in me"? (Clue: He never owned a violin.)

5. For four points, what famous magician received condemnation from Saint Peter for attempting to purchase the power of the Holy Spirit? For one more, what word did his name inspire? (Michael, you should get both of these.)

6. For five points, who was the last pharaoh of Egypt? (Beware; this one's a trick question.)

7. For two points, what mathematician is more famous in lay circles for his theological "Wager" than his contributions to his discipline? For one more point, what is his first name? (Clue: Said first name should get you all "fired up".)
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby RIP » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:37 am

My guess would've been the last Pharaoh was Cleopatra, because after her the Romans took over...
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:06 am

RIP wrote:My guess would've been the last Pharaoh was Cleopatra, because after her the Romans took over...


Cleopatra VII is an excellent and educated guess, but ... it's wrong. Her son, Caesarion, was briefly elevated to pharaoh after his mom's death. Then the Romans offed him.

Like I said, trick question.
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:07 am

Michael: 41
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Dancyer McCoy: 35
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Quoshara: 13
stidham: 12

Topic: Potpourri

Remaining unanswered:

3. For four points, who said, "What an artist dies in me"? (Clue: He never owned a violin.)

Nero

5. For four points, what famous magician received condemnation from Saint Peter for attempting to purchase the power of the Holy Spirit? For one more, what word did his name inspire? (Michael, you should get both of these.)

Simon Magus, simony

7. For two points, what mathematician is more famous in lay circles for his theological "Wager" than his contributions to his discipline? For one more point, what is his first name? (Clue: Said first name should get you all "fired up".)

Blaise Pascal

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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:59 pm

Michael: 41
lafr: 36
Dancyer McCoy: 35
ambessalion: 17
Quoshara: 13
stidham: 12

Topic: Royal Women in History

1. [One point] Which of the Macedonian Ptolemies, alone among those that ruled Egypt, actually bothered to learn the native tongue?

2. [Two points] This woman wed two kings, gave birth to two more, and had as her dowry in both of those marriages the Aquitaine, a fairly valuable piece of real estate. Name her.

3. [Three points] Though the story is thoroughly debunked today, rumors persisted for centuries of a woman who ascended to the Throne of St. Peter, only to be discovered when, to the surprise of onlookers who subsequently killed her, she gave birth. She was "Pope" ____.

4. [Three points] After the death of her husband, a tragedy in which she was rumored to have been instrumental, this Palmyrene rose briefly to rule an empire carved from most of Rome's eastern provinces. Who is this Queen of the Desert?

5. [Four points] According to legend, this Empress delayed the birth of her child by swallowing a stone that she might continue her invasion of Korea.

6. [Five points] Alone among the women of Outremer, this queen capably led as a de facto queen regnant, and became so enamored with power that she refused to give way when her son reached his majority, instead only gradually and reluctantly sharing rulership with him. Name this Crusader Queen.
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby Dancyer McCoy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:44 pm

1. [One point] Which of the Macedonian Ptolemies, alone among those that ruled Egypt, actually bothered to learn the native tongue?

Cleopatra (maybe)

2. [Two points] This woman wed two kings, gave birth to two more, and had as her dowry in both of those marriages the Aquitaine, a fairly valuable piece of real estate. Name her.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

3. [Three points] Though the story is thoroughly debunked today, rumors persisted for centuries of a woman who ascended to the Throne of St. Peter, only to be discovered when, to the surprise of onlookers who subsequently killed her, she gave birth. She was "Pope" ____.

Pope Joan
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:48 am

Michael: 41
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lafr: 36
ambessalion: 17
Quoshara: 13
stidham: 12

Topic: Royal Women in History

Unanswered questions:

4. [Three points] After the death of her husband, a tragedy in which she was rumored to have been instrumental, this Palmyrene rose briefly to rule an empire carved from most of Rome's eastern provinces. Who is this Queen of the Desert?

5. [Four points] According to legend, this Empress delayed the birth of her child by swallowing a stone that she might continue her invasion of Korea.

6. [Five points] Alone among the women of Outremer, this queen capably led as a de facto queen regnant, and became so enamored with power that she refused to give way when her son reached his majority, instead only gradually and reluctantly sharing rulership with him. Name this Crusader Queen.
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:54 pm

Michael: 41
Dancyer McCoy: 41
lafr: 36
ambessalion: 17
Quoshara: 13
stidham: 12

Topic: Royal Women in History

Unanswered questions:

4. [Three points] After the death of her husband, a tragedy in which she was rumored to have been instrumental, this Palmyrene rose briefly to rule an empire carved from most of Rome's eastern provinces. Who is this Queen of the Desert?

Zenobia

5. [Four points] According to legend, this Empress delayed the birth of her child by swallowing a stone that she might continue her invasion of Korea.

Jingo

6. [Five points] Alone among the women of Outremer, this queen capably led as a de facto queen regnant, and became so enamored with power that she refused to give way when her son reached his majority, instead only gradually and reluctantly sharing rulership with him. Name this Crusader Queen.

Melisande

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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby RIP » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:56 pm

What happened to Trek Trivia? :)
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Re: It's Trivia Time Once More!

Postby JM1776 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:02 am

I'll get around to it. :P
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