"The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"


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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby cullman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:17 am

Shaw won an Oscar for Pygmalion.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mump boy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:35 am

Pygmalion inspired My Fair Lady
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:20 am

<<7. George Bernard Shaw lived in Ayot St Lawrence, in England. (The lack of a period after the "St" is correct, by the way.) Shaw received not only the Nobel Prize for literature but also an Oscar, for writing the screenplay of his play "Pygmalion," upon which "My Fair Lady" was based.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:21 am

8. California place names: What does "manteca" mean in Spanish? To what does Point Lobos refer? What does Malibu mean in Spanish?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby kuha » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:39 am

gh wrote:8. California place names: What does "manteca" mean in Spanish? To what does Point Lobos refer? What does Malibu mean in Spanish?


Point Lobos, on the CA coast near Carmel, must refer to wolves.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:53 am

except that it mustn't!
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Jefferson Buffalo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:06 am

A free throw made by New Mexico's basketball team? :)
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:36 am

I'm guessing this is going to be a tough one for non-Spanish speakers, which includes me. Clue of sorts on the first one: I only know it because somebody stocked the shelves at the local Safeway backwards once.

the second is kind of misleading and the third is a trick question.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:21 am

OK, so No. 8 is left in the unfinished category, since I need to move on if I'm to finish this before finally taking some R&R. (working on the Annual Edition at 23:00 on Xmas night wasn't my idea of a holiday season)

9. According to the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," what did the gift receiver get from her true love on the beginning of the Forefeast of the Theophany?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:28 am

Manteca is butter. I believe Malibu is an American Indian word.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Daisy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:39 am

Going back to Point Lobos, could it be referring to the wind? (howling like a wolf)
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby dj » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:59 am

gh wrote:OK, so No. 8 is left in the unfinished category, since I need to move on if I'm to finish this before finally taking some R&R. (working on the Annual Edition at 23:00 on Xmas night wasn't my idea of a holiday season)

9. According to the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," what did the gift receiver get from her true love on the beginning of the Forefeast of the Theophany?


Everything. The Forefeast is on 12th night following the 12th day in which she gets everything mentioned in the last chorus of the carol.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:01 pm

not according to the official answer.... anybody else have a take?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Daisy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:08 pm

Could the forefeast be the week before epiphany? That would put it on the 5th day of Christmas? So gold rings?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby tandfman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:14 pm

DoubleRBar wrote:Manteca is butter. I believe Malibu is an American Indian word.

I believe butter in Spanish is mantequilla.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:20 pm

Daisy wrote:Could the forefeast be the week before epiphany? That would put it on the 5th day of Christmas? So gold rings?


per the official answer, that's wrong also.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Daisy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:18 pm

Daisy wrote:Going back to Point Lobos, could it be referring to the wind? (howling like a wolf)

I'm assuming this is wrong.

How about the 'howling' of harbor seals? Or otters? Although, I'm not sure that the latter makes that much noise, and seals don't really howl but bark.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:00 pm

Sea Lions.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:03 pm

<<8. Manteca means tallow, lard, grease or butter in Spanish. Point Lobos refers to the lobos marinos, seals or sea lions, found on its shores. Malibu means "Malibu" in Spanish, because it's an Indian place name.>>

I'm thinking this is partially wrong and that a lobos marinos is sea lions only, not seals.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Pego » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:58 pm

gh wrote:I'm thinking this is partially wrong and that a lobos marinos is sea lions only, not seals.


I am aware of several languages that have no different words for seals and sea lions. Don't know if Spanish does.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:24 pm

Sea lions are called either otarie or lion de mer in French, whereas a seal is phoque

Yes, pronounced about how you think it is, which can create interesting situations for French tourists in English settings. Voila les phoques!
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:54 pm

OK, back to No. 9, which I'm declaring unsolvable.

<<9. Nine ladies dancing (the Forefeast of the Theophany begins on Jan. 2, the ninth day of Christmas).>>

I musta skipped that class in Sunday School.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:55 pm

10. According to the eighth of Alcoholic [sic] Anonymous' 12 traditions, what should AA forever remain?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby no one » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:00 pm

nonprofessional
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:01 pm

<<10. According to the AA Eighth Tradition, AA should remain always nonprofessional.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:02 pm

11. What was the original name of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"? (a) "First Impressions," (b) "Old Friends," (c) "Family Matters," (d) "Suitors, or A Novel of Suitability," (e) "Benefit of Clergy."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:17 pm

Just to keep it moving, I'll WAG at b) "Old Friends"
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:39 pm

try again, Rover.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:00 pm

I'll say D. It sounds more like 18th century title than the others.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:10 pm

well, you're definitely narrowing it down :-)
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:53 pm

First Impressions.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:23 pm

<<11. Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" was originally called "First Impressions." It was published under its familiar title, anonymously, in 1813.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:23 pm

12. What was the name of Dr. Frankenstein's monster?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby dj » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:45 pm

gh wrote:OK, back to No. 9, which I'm declaring unsolvable.

<<9. Nine ladies dancing (the Forefeast of the Theophany begins on Jan. 2, the ninth day of Christmas).>>

I musta skipped that class in Sunday School.


Given the Forefeast beginning on the Jan. 2, the answer is still wrong.

"On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids-a-Milking
7 Swans-a-Swimming
6 Geese-a-Laying
5 Gold Rings
4 Colly Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree."
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:05 am

Will be interesting to see what the compiler says in his crx.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:06 am

so, back to...

12. What was the name of Dr. Frankenstein's monster?
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby mcgato » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:41 am

In the movie, he had no name. He was just The Creature in the credits. Not sure about the book.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:29 am

<<12. Dr. Frankenstein's monster did not have a name; it likened itself to Adam.>>
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby gh » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30 am

this quiz is 20-deep by the way.

13. What was F. Scott Fitzgerald's real name? (a) Franklin Benjamin Fitzgerald, (b) Forsythe Westcott Hammond Fitzgerald, (c) Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, (d) Gerald Rosenbloom, (e) Scott O'Connor Fitzgerald Jr.
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Re: "The 33rd Annual Xmas Quiz"

Postby tandfman » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:32 am

b makes the most sense, methinks.
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