Hostrauser's Trivia Contest #10 - March, 2008

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Hostrauser's Trivia Contest #10 - March, 2008

Post by Hostrauser » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:04 pm

Once again, everyone is welcome to play, and you may join at any time.
Please send all answers in PMs.

SCORING:
1. A reminder: EVERY correct answer gets points. It's really worthwhile to answer every question.
2. Each question will be worth up to 50 points (the last 4-5 questions are likely to be doubled). The first to answer correctly will get all 50 points, the second person will get 40 points, and the third person will get 30 points. All other correct answers will get 25 points. There will be no points deducted for wrong answers.

FORMAT:
1. All answers must be submitted through PM. Answers posted to the thread will not receive credit.
2. You may answer in PM as many times as you like, but only your last answer will count (right or wrong). If you want to take a wild stab at it in hopes of getting in first, go ahead. You can correct it later if you choose.
3. Hedged answers will not receive credit. You can ask for clarification in this thread or in PMs (I may or may not answer), but other than that, you'll just have to take your best guess.

THE ROUND #10 CATEGORIES ARE...
NAME THAT WORLD CAPITAL
NAME THAT BODY OF WATER
NAME THAT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY


Further details...

Should be pretty self explanatory. The World Capital category will only feature national capital, not regional ones. The Body of Water category might feature oceans, bays, rivers, lakes or waterfalls. The Universities will all be "Major" four-year universities.

Each category will have eight pictures, for 24 total.

Round #10 will begin on Saturday, March 1st.

Questions? Clarifications?
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Post by Hostrauser » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:54 am

Ready? Too bad. :)

TRIVIA QUESTION #1
Name this body of water (waterfall):
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Hint: South America

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:20 am

Correct Answer for Question #1: Iguazu Falls

Or whatever spelling you used (Iguacu, Iguassu, Iguaczu), as long as I got the idea.

Q#2 coming up later...

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:43 pm

TRIVIA QUESTION #2
Name this American University:
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Hint: Ned Flanders said it best, "Huh, looks like Heaven's easier to get into than __________!"

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Post by The Aceman » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:32 pm

Question, does American cover the entire American continent or just the U.S.?
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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:20 pm

Canada is not part of America. (I didn't say North American.) :cool:

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Post by Chapagne » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:23 pm

I think what he's getting at is since both North and South America can be collectively called "the Americas," by saying "that American University" it could be any university on either continent.

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Post by senza cervello » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:29 pm

If anyone can help me with this, I have a teacher running a similar competition, only except the first person to answer gets a point. It's been on a while and so I don't feel so guilty about asking for help.

He gave us this picture

no hint.
all he said was that he would be completely amazed if anyone answered correctly.[/url]
The o_O emoticon gives me the heebee jeebees.

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Post by Hostrauser » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:07 am

senza cervello wrote:If anyone can help me with this, I have a teacher running a similar competition, only except the first person to answer gets a point. It's been on a while and so I don't feel so guilty about asking for help.

He gave us this picture

no hint.
all he said was that he would be completely amazed if anyone answered correctly.
Without hints, that's tough.

Well, it's coastline somewhere in America.

Not Hawaii. Not tropical enough.
Not Alaska, Washington or Oregon. Flora is all wrong.
Could be California.

Not a gulf coast state (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida). Those are too flat and dune-y at the water's-edge, with fewer trees.

Hill in the background looks too big to be Florida, Georgia or South Carolina's Atlantic Coast. And I wouldn't expect palm trees to survive much north of that.

I'll go with somewhere on the California coast. Maybe Ventura County somewhere. The lack of mountains in the picture background bothers me, though. Or maybe it's an ex-pat enclave somewhere down in Baja. There's really nothing in the picture descriptive enough to guess without any hints.

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Post by Hostrauser » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:32 pm

Correct Answer for Question #2: Arizona State

Q#3 coming up later...

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Post by Chapagne » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:23 pm

senza cervello wrote:If anyone can help me with this, I have a teacher running a similar competition, only except the first person to answer gets a point. It's been on a while and so I don't feel so guilty about asking for help.

He gave us this picture

no hint.
all he said was that he would be completely amazed if anyone answered correctly.
It looks like a State Park in OC that has two words in the name that both start with the same letter.

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Post by fieldshowqueen » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:45 pm

Chapagne wrote:
senza cervello wrote:If anyone can help me with this, I have a teacher running a similar competition, only except the first person to answer gets a point. It's been on a while and so I don't feel so guilty about asking for help.

He gave us this picture

no hint.
all he said was that he would be completely amazed if anyone answered correctly.
It looks like a State Park in OC that has two words in the name that both start with the same letter.
Agreed ... Image
Crystal Cove's Historic Area
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Post by Chapagne » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:19 pm

fieldshowqueen wrote:The answer
Oh, come on! Make the kid earn it a little bit! :twisted:

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Post by senza cervello » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:18 pm

Thanks a lot! Somebody else already got it- oh well.
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Post by fieldshowqueen » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:21 pm

Chapagne wrote:
fieldshowqueen wrote:The answer
Oh, come on! Make the kid earn it a little bit! :twisted:
:lol: D'uh on me. Sorry. Next time I'll do the "Ut uh I'm not gonna help you one iota unless you split a winning Powerball Lottery with me" bit.
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