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Old 11 December 2018, 11:42 AM
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1. According to his boastful servant Leporello, what Mozart character has had 640 girls in Italy, 231 in Germany, and 1,003 in Spain? Don Giovanni?

2. What multimillion-selling country act takes its name from a geographic feature partially formed by the St. Mary's and Chattahoochee Rivers? Florida Georgia Line.

3. What natural objects come in shapes ranging from simple prisms to sectored plates to stellar dendrites? Crystals.
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Old 11 December 2018, 11:51 AM
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1. According to his boastful servant Leporello, what Mozart character has had 640 girls in Italy, 231 in Germany, and 1,003 in Spain?

Don Giovanni

6. What African nation has made it a crime for citizens to identify themselves as either Hutus or Tutsis?

It must be one of three possible countries.
I go for Congo-Kinshasa
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1. According to his boastful servant Leporello, what Mozart character has had 640 girls in Italy, 231 in Germany, and 1,003 in Spain?

Don Giovanni?

6. What African nation has made it a crime for citizens to identify themselves as either Hutus or Tutsis?

Rwanda
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Old 11 December 2018, 01:00 PM
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Old 11 December 2018, 01:01 PM
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1. I have absolutely no idea. Mozart wrote operas, so I'm going with the Barber of Seville.

2. Only thing that jumps to mind is Alabama, but that is a state, not a geographic feature.

3. Would that be snowflakes?

4. Bonnie and Clyde? I know her last name was Parker.

5. A potato chip?

6. Rwanda. Only one so far wherein I have any confidence in my answer.

7. I've only seen one, so I will guess that they all feature technology far advanced for its time.


1 for 7 this week, if I guessed correctly.
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Old 11 December 2018, 01:54 PM
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1. According to his boastful servant Leporello, what Mozart character has had 640 girls in Italy, 231 in Germany, and 1,003 in Spain? Don Giovanni

2. What multimillion-selling country act takes its name from a geographic feature partially formed by the St. Mary's and Chattahoochee Rivers? Florida/Georgia Line?

3. What natural objects come in shapes ranging from simple prisms to sectored plates to stellar dendrites? Snowflakes (not the sociopolitical kind, though. A pity, I'd love to hear people on Facebook ranting about all the special stellar dendrites.)

4. As you might gather from the title, the 1994 film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle was about what storied group? The Algonquin Round Table

5. What common snack food is placed atop a bed of lettuce to make a "Pittsburgh salad"? WAG - pretzels?

6. What African nation has made it a crime for citizens to identify themselves as either Hutus or Tutsis? Rwanda?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV series? Doctor Who, Get Smart, Have Gun Will Travel, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Prisoner, Samurai Jack, Scrubs, That '70s Show, The Virginian, The X-Files. Interesting assortment. WAG - At some point an ally/romantic interest turns out to be the enemy in disguise?
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Old 11 December 2018, 02:15 PM
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these literary works?
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This is not an unusual distinction in children's books AT ALL, sadly, but it's a lot rarer in literature for grown-ups.
It is my week to complain about a badly written question. If it is only an unusual distinction in adult literature then shouldn't the question state that?
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Old 11 December 2018, 03:18 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. According to his boastful servant Leporello, what Mozart character has had 640 girls in Italy, 231 in Germany, and 1,003 in Spain?
Don Giovanni or Don Juan (same guy, different names).
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2. What multimillion-selling country act takes its name from a geographic feature partially formed by the St. Mary's and Chattahoochee Rivers?
Well, it's not Lady Antebellum.
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3. What natural objects come in shapes ranging from simple prisms to sectored plates to stellar dendrites?
Snow flakes, of course (one of the few I know this week).
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4. As you might gather from the title, the 1994 film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle was about what storied group?
I saw this movie in the Theater! The Algonquin Round Table.
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5. What common snack food is placed atop a bed of lettuce to make a "Pittsburgh salad"?
Potato chips?
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6. What African nation has made it a crime for citizens to identify themselves as either Hutus or Tutsis?
Somalia
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV series? Doctor Who, Get Smart, Have Gun Will Travel, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Prisoner, Samurai Jack, Scrubs, That '70s Show, The Virginian, The X-Files.
I have no clue, and don't know enough about some of the shows to guess.

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Old 11 December 2018, 04:47 PM
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3. snowflakes
4. Algonquin roundtable
5. potato chips?
6. Rwanda. I'm surprised more people don't have this one. If you haven't read it, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed with Our Families is an excellent book. . I think everyone should know what happened, as well as how and why.
7. They all have a major character (at least 1) whose name is never revealed, and more specifically, maybe, the person is referred to as "The [something]"?

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Old 11 December 2018, 05:12 PM
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erwins has got #7. Definitely the first part, don't think so on the more specifically part:

Doctor Who: The Doctor of course
Get Smart: Agent 99
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: IMS, there is a character named "The Bird"
Scrubs: (The?) Janitor
That '70s Show: Fes (Foreign Exchange Student)
The X-Files: The Smoking Man?
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Old 11 December 2018, 05:41 PM
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Yeah, after I wrote it, I remembered a couple more. Definitely the first part and not the second. And I couldn't think of one for That 70s Show. I've watched it, but not enough to know that bit -- I'm glad you posted that one, because it was bugging me.

Doctor Who also has The Master.
Have Gun Will Travel has Paladin.

I've never seen IASiP, but the others, besides That 70s Show and Get Smart were the ones I was thinking of. (And I have seen Get Smart and agree with the Get Smart answer.)

I almost never get a Q7! This one seemed inordinately easy to me, but maybe that's kind of how they work when you know the answer? But it does seem a bit obvious . . .
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Old 11 December 2018, 06:00 PM
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erwins, I think it is only obvious after you get it.
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Old 11 December 2018, 09:04 PM
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Not The Bird, that's Sweet Dee. The unnamed character would be The Waitress, the object of Charlie's desire.
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1. Don Giovanni.

2. WAG - Rascal Flats?

3. Don't know.

4. Algonquin Round Table.

5. Don't know.

6. Rwanda.

7. All have an important character whose name is never revealed.
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Old 18 December 2018, 12:47 PM
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Tuesday trivia time.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. According to his boastful servant Leporello, what Mozart character has had 640 girls in Italy, 231 in Germany, and 1,003 in Spain?
"Don Giovanni" is the Italian name for Don Juan, kind of like how "Papa Noel" and "Santa Claus" are the same person.

2. What multimillion-selling country act takes its name from a geographic feature partially formed by the St. Mary's and Chattahoochee Rivers?
Florida Georgia Line is named after the oddly angled state border in question.

3. What natural objects come in shapes ranging from simple prisms to sectored plates to stellar dendrites?
There are hundreds of different classes of snowflake shape. That's a lot! It's almost like they should be a metaphor for uniqueness or something.

4. As you might gather from the title, the 1994 film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle was about what storied group?
The four Sex and the City actresses. No, no. This "Mrs. Parker" is Dorothy Parker and the movie centers on her snarky 1920s literary circle: the Algonquin Round Table.

5. What common snack food is placed atop a bed of lettuce to make a "Pittsburgh salad"?
A Pittsburgh salad always has lettuce and cheese, usually has peppers and tomatoes, often has steak, and sometimes has ranch dressing. But the top layer is always, unaccountably, French fries.

6. What African nation has made it a crime for citizens to identify themselves as either Hutus or Tutsis?
In post-genocide Rwanda, ethnic identity can't be made a public or political issue as a matter of law. They don't even SEE tribe!

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these TV series? Doctor Who, Get Smart, Have Gun Will Travel, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Prisoner, Samurai Jack, Scrubs, That '70s Show, The Virginian, The X-Files.
Each of these shows has a recurring character--in five cases, the lead character!--whose real name we never learn. They just get called "The Doctor" or "Agent 99" or "The Waitress" or "Shadowy Tobacco-Enjoying Conspiracy Dude" or something dumb like that.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In England, "skittles" is not a candy but an early form of what popular modern sport?

2. The first oil rush in U.S. history began in 1859 in what northeastern state?

3. What word, did the Greek from "force" or "power," did Michael Faraday coin for the electrical generator he invented?

4. The 1970s NBC series Night Gallery was created by a TV legend better known for what similar 1960s show?

5. Little Black Stretchy Pants is a new tell-all book about the 1998 founding of what company?

6. What stage musical's songs include "The Lusty Month of May" and "Guenevere"?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Billy the Kid, Casanova, John Dillinger, Edward I, Adolf Eichmann, St. Paul, James Earl Ray, "Boss" Tweed.

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Old 18 December 2018, 01:02 PM
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Wow... us this easy week an early Christmas present or something? I know almost all of fhese.

I'll answer later. I'm on my phone so doing the formatting to hide my answer is a pain.
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TallGeekyGirl, it does seem quite easy. Must be a present.
1. In England, "skittles" is not a candy but an early form of what popular modern sport? bowling.

2. The first oil rush in U.S. history began in 1859 in what northeastern state? Pennsylvania?

3. What word, did the Greek from "force" or "power," did Michael Faraday coin for the electrical generator he invented?dynamo?

4. The 1970s NBC series Night Gallery was created by a TV legend better known for what similar 1960s show? The Twilight Zone.

5. Little Black Stretchy Pants is a new tell-all book about the 1998 founding of what company? LuluMon?

6. What stage musical's songs include "The Lusty Month of May" and "Guenevere"? Camelot? Are there any plays about JFK?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Billy the Kid, Casanova, John Dillinger, Edward I, Adolf Eichmann, St. Paul, James Earl Ray, "Boss" Tweed. ---ok, my lucky streak could only go so far. I will say They were all struck blind on road to Damascus.
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Old 18 December 2018, 01:29 PM
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1. In England, "skittles" is not a candy but an early form of what popular modern sport?

Bowling

2. The first oil rush in U.S. history began in 1859 in what northeastern state?

Pennsylvania
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1. Bowling

2. Oil and Coal often found together. Sounds like Pennsylvania

3. Was it dynamo? That rings a bell.

4. Never saw Night Gallery. It sounds spooky. Would that be Twilight Zone?

5. I'm guessing Lululemon

6. I was in this musical in my younger, artistic days. I was not in either of these numbers, but I was well aware of them. This would be Camelot!

7. I know all but one. I can't figure out what they have in common. I feel like it has to do with their death. They were killed by someone they thought was a friend at one point. I dunno.


Felt like a bona fide savant this week. Then I read everyone else's answers and know that I am merely in the midst of the pack. Seemed a bit easier. A Christmas gift come early from Mr Jennings, I suppose.
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Old 18 December 2018, 03:20 PM
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. In England, "skittles" is not a candy but an early form of what popular modern sport?
Bowling.
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2. The first oil rush in U.S. history began in 1859 in what northeastern state?
Is PA considered a northeastern state?
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3. What word, did the Greek from "force" or "power," did Michael Faraday coin for the electrical generator he invented?
Arrgghhh! Menopause brain strikes again. I've gone blank. Dynamo?
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4. The 1970s NBC series Night Gallery was created by a TV legend better known for what similar 1960s show?
Rod Serling. Oops, misread the question. Everyone so far has it right except me.
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5. Little Black Stretchy Pants is a new tell-all book about the 1998 founding of what company?
A company I'm too old to be familiar with, apparently.
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6. What stage musical's songs include "The Lusty Month of May" and "Guenevere"?
Either Camelot or Spamalot. I'm going with the first.
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these famous people? Billy the Kid, Casanova, John Dillinger, Edward I, Adolf Eichmann, St. Paul, James Earl Ray, "Boss" Tweed.

I honestly cannot think of anything Billy (who died young in a shoot out) has in common with Casanova (who died old, having retired from womanizing to become a librarian).

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