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TODAY’S QUESTION

The wireless photoradiogram invented by Richard H. Ranger in 1924 was one forerunner of what common piece of office equipment?

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That question, again: What author created the fictional family that gave the Urban Legends Reference Pages their popular nickname?

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TODAY’S QUESTION

What author created the fictional family that gave the Urban Legends Reference Pages their popular nickname?

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That question, again: What 2007 movie had its world premiere in a small town in Vermont, rather than Massachusetts, Missouri, Illinois, or any of 9 other states?

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What 2007 movie had its world premiere in a small town in Vermont, rather than Massachusetts, Missouri, Illinois, or any of 9 other states?

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That question, again: What website takes its name from a Mandarin word that means both “a gourd that holds precious things” and “interactive recording”?

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TODAY’S QUESTION

What website takes its name from a Mandarin word that means both “a gourd that holds precious things” and “interactive recording”?

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The question: Which of their albums did Queen name after movies featuring the Marx Brothers?

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Trivia quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on April 7, 2009

Trivia meets wordplay. I’ll give you three definitions. You tell me what word or term all three of them could define.

Example: an after-dinner cocktail, a kosher insect, and a synonym for padawan? Grasshopper.

Got it? Here we go:

1) a kind of Republican, a presidential birthplace, and something you might put on pancakes

2) a sketchy version of the lottery, a crime drama, and a book of the bible

3) Barbie’s younger sister, an employment agency, and a shade of green

4) one of Pee-wee’s friends, a kind of chick, and what Alabama is the heart of

5) something a bird does, a Lonesome Dove character, and to name the pocket you’re shooting for

6) a Yahoo! website, a haircut, and something the Simpsons might drink

7) a boxing measurement, a measure of audience size, and a toothbrush

8) one of Beetle Bailey’s brothers in arms, a bet in roulette, and a white fudge candy bar

9) an obsolete Chrysler car, a Carpenters album, and Alaska’s sister

10) Morse code for “e”, part of a URL, and an Animaniac

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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3  at the Old Pequliar on Feb. 3, 2009

I give you three definitions, you provide the one term that fits them all. Example: a porn studio, Elphaba’s story, and Bostonese for “extremely” are all wicked.

1) a kind of neuron, a character in Snow White, and a copy of a website

2) a sea monkey, Boogaloo’s last name, and another word for butterface

3) a kind of wall, a kind of bread, and an emotion related to surprise and awe

4) a force central to fluid dynamics, something you do with a mouse, and a kind of king or queen

5) something that bites, a well-known Jack, and a television interviewer

6) Nemo’s mom, a venemous snake, and a pinkish gemstone

7) a Kennedy, a Dr. Who character, and a word that Gertrude Stein was fond of repeating

8) a breakdancing move, a music magazine, and something a Sufi might do

9) what we call the movie Hana-bi in America, a Schoolhouse Rock! song, and an Adobe product

10) a battle cry, an indie rock band from Austin, and to snuggle

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Quiz: Seattle

Round 6 at the Old Pequliar on Sept. 2, 2008
Average score: 4.59/10 (11 teams)

1) Bumbershoot 2008 just ended. For half a point, name two of the six bands that played an evening mainstage show. For a full point, name three.
2) Roethke Mews is the official name of the alley bordering what tavern?
3) In 1983, what business took over the Manning’s Cafeteria location at 5501 15th Ave NW?
4) What media company has owned the Seattle Post-Intelligencer since 1921?
5) What local website describes itself as “Seattle’s sparkly indie-pop press”?
6) Seattle is part of the Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals. What city is the Ninth Circuit headquarted in?
7) The first Cinerama screen in Seattle was added to what performing arts venue?
8) The Seattle Storm won the 2004 WNBA championship, defeating what team two games to one?
9) We all know where Benaroya Hall is. But which local hospital do we go to to visit the Benaroya Research Institute?
10) What fraternal organization, once based in the building that’s now home to A Contemporary Theatre, was founded by six theater owners in 1898?

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