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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on March 3, 2009
Average score: 6.71 (14 teams)

Premise: Given three definitions (in the loose sense of the word), give me the term that fits them all.

Example: an after-dinner cocktail, a kosher insect, and a pop cultural synonym for padawan are all “grasshopper”

Here we go:

1) a type of photography, a Rick Astley album, and the opposite of landscape

2) a Samsung cell phone, a kind of Mac OS file, and an espionage TV series

3) a kind of dog collar, something you might see in a parking lot, and part of a volcano

4) a kind of steak, an Adam Ant song, and a daily dose of Peanuts

5) a kind of wire, a thorn in Robin Hood’s side, and something you might burn in Britain

6) a piece of chocolate, Dale’s partner, and a buffalo byproduct

7) a kind of play, an episode of Buffy, and Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack to Last Temptation of Christ

8) a typesetting term, having a lot of money, and a poker hand

9) Wonka’s successor, a kind of list, and something a walrus might have

10) a Thomas Pynchon novel, the middle of many court cases, and the invasion of the lizard people

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Quiz: Chocolate

Round 1 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008

1) Barack Obama’s favorite sweets come from what local chocolatier?

2) If you’re eating something that’s at least 13% milk solids, 3.5% milk fat, 20% cocoa butter, and no more than 55% sugar, according to US regulations, what is it?

3) Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate, applying skills he used in what other profession involving melted material?

4) Nestle Quik chocolate milk mix was first introduced in 1948. What flavor came next, in 1959?

5) What former cast member on In Living Color hosts Comedy Central’s Chocolate News?

6) What West African country is the world’s leading exporter of cocoa, a crop introduced during the French colonial period?

7) What funk album by Parliament shares its name with a controversial phrase used in a 2006 speech by New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin?

8) Roald Dahl’s sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is called Charlie and the … what unusual mode of transportation?

9) Hershey’s Kisses were originally only wrapped in silver foil. What two additional colors did Hershey first use in 1962?

10) According to McSweeney’s, what famous horror writer might have described a Whitman’s Sampler chocolate cherry cordial with this copy: “You must not think me mad when I tell you what I found below the thin shell of chocolate used to disguise this bonbon’s true face. Yes! Hidden beneath its rich exterior is a hideously moist cherry cordial! What deranged architect could have engineered this non-Euclidean aberration? I dare not speculate.”

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Quiz: Seattle Food

Round 5 at Post on October 20, 2008

The final round for the Yes on Seattle Prop. 1 fundraiser. All local again — sorry, out-of-towners and new transplants!

1) If you were going to Ricardo’s Club 19, where were you going to eat?
2) What local bean-to-bar chocolate factory was the first to roast Fair Trade-certified cocoa beans in the US?
3) In January 1990, Ezell’s Famous Chicken was first mentioned to a national audience by what celebrity?
4) What local chain took part of its name from the lyrics to the folksong “Old Settler’s Song”?
5) What local restaurant was founded and is still run by chef Mario Batali’s father?
6) Name one of the two seasonal pizzas currently being offered by Pagliacci.
7) Back in 2001, local writer Bethany Jean Clement competed in — and won — a pageant to become the real-live face of the babe promoting what local restaurant chain?
8) As of 2000, what’s the name of the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle?
9) In a battle centered around wild Chinook salmon, Iron Chef Morimoto was defeated by what local chef?
10) Matt Canlis, a Scottish chaplain, works at Canlis restaurant as what kind of consultant?

Tiebreaker: According to the 2008 Zagat, what’s the average price of a meal at Seattle’s 20 most expensive restaurants?

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Quiz: Kissing Booth

1) Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman spend three minutes nibbling on each other between bites of chicken in what Hitchcock movie?
2) At the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna kissed Britney Spears and then what other woman?
3) When Prince performed “Kiss” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he changed “you don’t have to watch Dynasty” to “you don’t have to watch” what risque sitcom?
4) In the TV movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, which band member has super strength and the ability to breathe fire?
5) In 1994, in a controversial episode, Roseanne kisses what female guest star?
6) Some people hear “‘scuse me while I kiss this guy,” but Jimi Hendrix actually sang “‘scuse me while I” what?
7) Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse on VJ day was originally published in what magazine?
8) Hershey’s Kisses were all chocolate until 1990, when Hershey’s released kisses with what?
9) Brokeback Mountain, Hustle and Flow, Just Friends, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, or Sin City: which film won Best Kiss at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards?
10) The Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate is based on which Shakespeare play?

Average score among 13 teams: 7.23.

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