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#trivia

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by Hugendugen, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Mizuhime

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    Trivia night will be hosted on monday the 10th of December at 10-11 pm EST time. So get your butts on IRC and Join the #Trivia channel to take part. This weeks theme will be the ever go grand topic of science so be ready !
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    12/10/12 Trivia Results:

    1. Jimbomonkey1234- 10 points
    2. Volatility- 9 points
    3. Clockworkavian- 8 points
    3. ium- 8 points
    5. BetaDjinn- 3 points
    5. dwib- 3 points
    5. pokemon0078- 3 points
    5. quaddle- 3 points
    5. Seren- 3 points
    10. bobdylanrocks2- 1 point
    10. Firemage- 1 point
    10. hoehoe- 1 point
    10. RODAN- 1 point
    10. sprog- 1 point

    Congratulations and thank you to all who participated!
  3. Hugendugen

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    Thanks to everyone who took part, hope you enjoyed it. Also thanks all the guys and gals who helped with questions, particularly heartsonfire who put in a champion effort.
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    A bit late, but here are the trivia questions used in the previous Pokemon trivia, and here are the questions used in the recent science trivia.

    Good luck in the future, you guys!
  5. Hugendugen

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    After a short break, since we all live such busy lives, we're now back with more trivia \o/ The next trivia challenge will be Pokemon themed on Thursday the 27th of December at 10-11pm EST (Friday at 2pm ADST).

    We hope to see all your beautiful faces there.
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    Trivia 12/27- Pokemon Results:

    1. phoopes- 7 points
    T2. Raseri- 6 points
    T2. citro- 6 points
    4. jas61292- 5 points
    T5. RODAN- 4 points
    T5. Swamp-Rocket- 4 points
    7. Exeggutor- 3 points
    T8. Level-51- 2 points
    T8. Tanner- 2 points
    T8. drakon- 2 points
    T11. Imanalt- 1 point
    T11. thecicada- 1 point
    T11. Woodchuck- 1point
    T11. CBT- 1 point
    T11. ium- 1 point

    This came down to the wire, first tiebreaker in the history of trivia between myself, Raseri, and citro. It ended up being won by me, though.

    As always, thank you and congratulations to all who played!
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    Here are the questions from the trivia tonight.

    EDIT: All questions should be there.
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    Tuesday at 5-6pm EST will be the date of the next Trivia night, The place is the same as always, and this weeks theme will be Geography, politics and international relations, so study up and get ready, we hope to see you there
  9. Hugendugen

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    Due to a series of unfortunate events, we're gonna have to postpone this trivia night, but fret not. The geography, politics and international relations will be held at the same time (5-6pm EST) on Thursday instead. Sorry about the inconvenience, but we hope you can all still be there to join in the fun.
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    10/1/2013 Trivie Results:

    zfs - 9
    heronbat - 6
    mib - 4
    closet - 3
    prisoner - 3
    cbt - 1
    deathofblablablablabla - 1
    lawsrick - 1
    phoenix - 1
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    Wanted to give a special acknowledgement to heronbat, who came in a close second even though he left halfway through trivia! Very strong showing, and also a very strong showing by new trivia-goer mib, who was impressive with a 3rd place debut.

    Keeping my crown is going to be exceedingly difficult with this much competition!
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    Here are the questions from the political trivia.
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    I'd like to thank MJB for keeping score and posting results since my computer was not working this time around. And of course, thanks to everyone who played and congrats zfs on another win!
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    The next trivia night will be Pokemon Themed on Sunday the 27th at 5-6pm EST (10-11pm GMT or Thursday at 9-10am ADST). Come join us in #trivia on synIRC to take part :D
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    Trivia 27 January results:

    superbird - 7

    archaic - 6

    woodchuck - 5

    treecko37 - 5

    raseri - 3

    alyx - 2

    unneeded - 2

    zfs - 2

    phoenix512 - 2

    windsong - 2

    kelsoburn - 1

    runebane33 - 1

    phoopes - 1

    paulaabdul - 1

    derjpharocy - 1

    ultimaawesome - 1

    vileman - 1

    zoobat - 1

    mutie - 1


    Questions used.
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    32. Which non-legendary Flying-type Pokemon has the highest base HP?
    Mandibuzz

    Shouldn't it be Drifblim?
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    Yes, this was pointed out and changed during the actual trivia.
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    way late on posting, but trivia was a lot of fun! definitely coming back for more.
    And more congrats to superbird for that clutch bonus round comeback!
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    Our next Trivia night will be themed 'The Arts' and will be held Monday at 5-6pm EST (10-11pm GMT or Tuesday at 9-10am ADST). Join us in #triva on synIRC to take part.

    EDIT: Changed the date to Monday, still the same time.
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    Scores for 11 Feb:

    zukai: 16
    engineer: 7
    shnen: 6
    texas: 6
    citro: 4
    cbt: 4
    penguinx: 3
    firemage: 2
    spiffy: 2
    creepshow: 2
    dogfish44: 1


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    Come join us in #trivia on synIRC for Pokemon themed trivia on Saturday at 5-6pm EST (10-11pm GMT or Sunday at 9-10am ADST) :D
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    We're postponing this by one day because I'm a loser who fell asleep. The new time will be Sunday at 5-6pm EST
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    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> ~~~~ Scoreboard ~~~~
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> raseri: 8
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> archiac: 7
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> hyperbeem: 5
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> dogfish44: 5
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> jaffar: 4
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> firemage: 4
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> lightmew: 3
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> zfs: 3
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> gear123: 2
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> cbt: 1
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> zdzthedreaded: 1
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> qball: 1
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> treecko37: 1
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> macle: 1
    <MJBs_Trivia_Bot> ~~~~ Scoreboard ~~~~
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    For the next trivia we'll be going back to the tried and true General Knowledge theme. It'll be held a week from now, on Saturday the 9th from 5-6pm EST (10-11pm GMT or Sunday at 9-10am ADST). Come to #trivia on synIRC to join in the fun :D
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    Thanks to everyone who took part!

    Questions (open)
    Question 1: How many official languages does the EU have?
    Question 2: By which process does a solid turn directly into a gas, without entering the liquid phase?
    Question 3: Whose face is said to have launched a thousand ships?
    Question 4: What function did the Ministry of Truth serve in George Orwell's 1984?
    Question 5: In The Lord of The Rings series, what is the name of Gandalf's horse?
    Question 6: What is the only word in the English language that sounds the same after the last four letters are removed from the end of the word?
    Question 7: Which Brontë sister is famous for the novel Wuthering Heights (bonus point: and what name was it published under)?
    Question 8: Beginning with an F, what is another name for a tight rope walker?
    Question 9: When he learned that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyse Beatles' lyrics, John Lennon added a verse of nonsense words to which song?
    Question 10: What is the capital city of Somalia?
    Question 11: Who won an Academy Award for playing Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird?
    Question 12: "One last drink, please," were the last words of which man?
    Question 13: "Hear it not, ******, for it is a knell. That summons thee to heaven or to hell." is a line from which Shakespeare play?
    Question 14: What is the 4th perfect number (a number that is the sum of its divisors)?
    Question 15: In terms of distance from the core, what is Earth's highest point?
    Question 16: In Greek mythology, what was the name of Agamemnon's only son?
    Question 17: Who was the last US President to win an election without carrying the state of Ohio?
    Question 18: What is the best selling console video game of all time?
    Question 19: What was the largest contiguous land empire in history?
    Question 20: What is the Latin name for the Western Lowland Gorilla?
    Question 21: By mass, what is the most abundant element on Earth?
    Question 22: What American president was shot shortly before giving a speech in 1912, but refused treatment until after he finished speaking?
    Question 23: In what year was the Battle of Hasting (and what famous cloth depicts it)?
    Question 24: What city was the capital of Charlemagne's empire?
    Question 25: Which American director and animator worked as an FBI informant from 1940 until his death in 1966?
    Question 26: What is the name of the scale that defines the hardness of a mineral by its scratch resistance?
    Question 27: Which painting was bought by the Royal Family of Qatar in 2011 for a record US $254 million?
    Question 28: What is the 4th Noble Gas by Atomic Number?
    Question 29: Of the 6 non-voting members of Congress, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands each have one Delegate. Where is the only Resident Commisioner from (and what's the difference)?
    Question 30: What city did the mathematician Leonhard Euler famously walk around to prove that you cannot visit any node on a graph only once, unless every node has an even number of vertex's?
    Question 31: What Latin name for copper is responsible for its chemical symbol of Cu?
    Question 32: Who famously spoke the words "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"?
    Question 33: Caliph Abd al-Rahman comissioned the Great Mosque in what European country?
    Question 34: Who proved Fermat's Last Theorem?
    Question 35: From 1455-1485, which two houses fought each other for possession of the English crown in the Wars of the Roses? (ANSWER IN ONE LINE)
    Question 36: What is the only month to be used as a code word in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet?
    Question 37: Felix Baumgartner made his record breaking skydive in the upper boundary of what layer of the atmosphere?
    Question 38: Counting Augustus as the first, who was the third Roman Emperor? (and who is it famously claimed that he appointed as consul?)
    Question 39: How many grammatic moods does Ancient Latin have?
    Question 40: This woman was the first black Miss America, but she was forced to resign her title in a controversial manner in 1984. Who is she, and what caused her to resign?
    Last one, question 41: Which grammatically correct sentence did William J. Rapaport famously use as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated linguistic constructs?

    Scores (open)

    ~~~~ Scoreboard ~~~~
    zfs: 12
    limi: 9
    rodan: 7
    cbt: 4
    qor: 2
    faris: 2
    lexie: 1
    verbatim: 1
    dfgh: 1
    hyperbeem: 1
    gear123: 1
    starline: 1
    ~~~~ Scoreboard ~~~~

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