Trivia Thread 2011
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
The old thread is getting a bit cumbersome so I thought I'd make a fresh one for the new year. For those that aren't aware, there is a daily trivia contest that a number of people here participate in. Anyone who reads MC.com is welcome to participate, just go to the URL below and sign up.

http://www.funtrivia.com/...?tid=95583

For the sake of history, here are the top 5 for each of the months the game was going in 2010.

Dec 10

62 players played during the month.

1. mardeeg (616 points, 2 wins)
2. Bridgier (597 points, 5 wins)
3. benjamaniac (521 points, 0 wins)
4. GunnarE (506 points, 3 wins)
5. ingride (480 points, 0 wins)
6. Cooliododah (456 points, 2 wins)
7. snorkie (439 points, 6 wins)
8. mrsdoodlepunk (427 points, 0 wins)
9. foofy (426 points, 1 wins)
10. jakebowl (399 points, 2 wins)
Nov 10

56 players played during the month.

1. ingride (563 points, 2 wins)
2. benjamaniac (552 points, 9 wins)
3. Bridgier (545 points, 0 wins)
4. mrsdoodlepunk (440 points, 2 wins)
5. SsquaredDesign (389 points, 1 wins)
6. foofy (379 points, 3 wins)
7. Cooliododah (364 points, 0 wins)
8. Travis (363 points, 0 wins)
9. bigdave (348 points, 0 wins)
10. LeviF (346 points, 0 wins)
Oct 10

61 players played during the month.

1. ingride (577 points, 2 wins)
2. benjamaniac (533 points, 3 wins)
3. snorkie (529 points, 3 wins)
4. Bridgier (480 points, 4 wins)
5. mtzook (420 points, 0 wins)
6. mrsdoodlepunk (400 points, 3 wins)
7. GunnarE (386 points, 2 wins)
8. Lilly1 (384 points, 1 wins)
9. mrsbigdave (360 points, 0 wins)
10. Travis (359 points, 2 wins)
Sep 10

58 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (566 points, 4 wins)
2. benjamaniac (523 points, 3 wins)
3. snorkie (481 points, 3 wins)
4. ingride (481 points, 1 wins)
5. mrsdoodlepunk (419 points, 1 wins)
6. SsquaredDesign (393 points, 4 wins)
7. GunnarE (366 points, 1 wins)
8. bigdave (363 points, 1 wins)
9. CindyS (360 points, 0 wins)
10. Travis (356 points, 3 wins)
Aug 10

57 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (575 points, 6 wins)
2. ingride (574 points, 3 wins)
3. mrsdoodlepunk (542 points, 0 wins)
4. leifhope (454 points, 0 wins)
5. Bjork (431 points, 5 wins)
6. GunnarE (421 points, 2 wins)
7. benjamaniac (401 points, 3 wins)
8. SsquaredDesign (360 points, 2 wins)
9. Travis (349 points, 1 wins)
10. bigdave (339 points, 1 wins)
Jul 10

57 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (621 points, 8 wins)
2. ingride (576 points, 2 wins)
3. mrsdoodlepunk (414 points, 1 wins)
4. Travis (410 points, 3 wins)
5. benjamaniac (406 points, 3 wins)
6. Bjork (396 points, 1 wins)
7. GunnarE (396 points, 1 wins)
8. leifhope (390 points, 1 wins)
9. phile71 (369 points, 0 wins)
10. havrezooks (364 points, 1 wins)

Jun 10

88 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (624 points, 5 wins)
2. Bill_N (535 points, 0 wins)
3. GunnarE (512 points, 3 wins)
4. ingride (468 points, 2 wins)
5. benjamaniac (432 points, 2 wins)
6. Frank_Hardy (431 points, 0 wins)
7. LeviF (391 points, 2 wins)
8. snorkie (358 points, 4 wins)
9. leifhope (346 points, 0 wins)
10. namma (344 points, 0 wins)
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
Congratulations to a first time champion in December, MardeeG! 4-time champ Bridgier was back on his game this month, but Mardee managed to squeak it out.

Thanks everybody for playing, good luck in 2011.
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Posted by M T Zook (+513) 10 years ago
Thanks again Levi for running this. It occupies about 5 minutes of my day and I have only gotten worse as time goes on.

I enjoy it and my wife has even tried it a time or two as well.
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Posted by sdrew (+226) 10 years ago
I love it! It's like taking a rollercoaster ride every day...a 3...a 7... a 10!!!!...a 6....

[This message has been edited by sdrew (1/6/2011)]
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Posted by Jon Bonine (+168) 10 years ago
(This is just a shameless bump so I don't have to go looking for this thread and link, that is all)
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6174) 10 years ago
Put it in your favorites.
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Posted by julieinmc (+515) 10 years ago
I love the Daily Trivia. Some days I am almost a genius, and some days I am the village idiot! Thanks Levi.
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Posted by ClayLogan (+24) 10 years ago
Just played for the first time, i am already hooked!
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
New champion for January. Congratulations Benjamaniac.

Jan 11

63 players played during the month.

1. benjamaniac (731 points, 8 wins)
2. mrsdoodlepunk (591 points, 0 wins)
3. ingride (584 points, 1 wins)
4. SsquaredDesign (531 points, 4 wins)
5. Cooliododah (523 points, 1 wins)
6. foofy (516 points, 0 wins)
7. Bridgier (480 points, 1 wins)
8. andersonska (419 points, 2 wins)
9. Lilly1 (410 points, 0 wins)
10. GunnarE (400 points, 0 wins)
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
Trivia's greatest champion Bridgier returns to first place this month, overtaking Ingrid E on the last day. Congratulations.

Feb 11

55 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (572 points, 6 wins)
2. ingride (563 points, 1 wins)
3. emeney3 (479 points, 4 wins)
4. mrsdoodlepunk (460 points, 1 wins)
5. benjamaniac (448 points, 2 wins)
6. Lilly1 (435 points, 0 wins)
7. SsquaredDesign (430 points, 1 wins)
8. jakebowl (426 points, 1 wins)
9. GunnarE (352 points, 1 wins)
10. bigdave (339 points, 0 wins)
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Posted by Mary1 (+155) 10 years ago
How did March ended up? Thanks.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
Sorry for forgetting to post March results. Here they are, Bridgier has recaptured his dominance.

Mar 11

52 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (574 points, 4 wins)
2. mrsdoodlepunk (503 points, 4 wins)
3. bigdave (497 points, 2 wins)
4. benjamaniac (496 points, 3 wins)
5. ingride (473 points, 1 wins)
6. snorkie (448 points, 2 wins)
7. SsquaredDesign (398 points, 1 wins)
8. emeney3 (374 points, 4 wins)
9. GunnarE (352 points, 0 wins)
10. Lilly1 (349 points, 1 wins)


Also, it's been a long time since we shuffled categories, mostly due to my laziness. I'm still fairly content with the current ones, but I know some people aren't and it's probably past time to mix them up.

Here's our current lineup:

Our Category Schedule:
Sunday: Science & Technology 3 : Difficult
Monday: General Knowledge 5 : Difficult
Tuesday: World Trivia 2 : More Difficult
Wednesday: History 2 : Intermediate
Thursday: General Knowledge 5 : Difficult
Friday: Animals
Saturday: Music 2 : Intermediate

And here's the available categories:



As usual, I reserve the right to make the final picks but I will try to accommodate everyone who gives me some feedback here.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9125) 10 years ago
My votes are for Religion and/or Geography.
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Posted by sdrew (+226) 10 years ago
Hobbies
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14936) 10 years ago
Monophysitism trivia is one of Bridgier's specialties.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9125) 10 years ago
I won't lie, I'll probably kick some ass at Oriental Orthodox trivia.
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Posted by Diane Emeney (+501) 10 years ago
I like Animals and Religion
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Posted by Big Dave (+431) 10 years ago
Out with Music and animals.

In with religion and general sports.
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Posted by Mary1 (+155) 10 years ago
I think animals is too easy, and I get a lot of repeat questions in that one. I would like something new just to see what some of the others are like but don't have any specific suggestions.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
We have done hobbies before and it's kind of an odd category. Lots of stuff like sewing and lots of "huh?" questions.

I am thinking we should kick at least one of the general trivia days up to level 6 since that still seems to be one of the easier categories.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17125) 10 years ago
I agree with making the General category harder.

Definitely get rid of Animals. Too many repeat questions. Just look at yesterday's scores.

I vote for Geography. Religion would be okay, but I certainly would suck at it. Sports would be okay, too....except knowing this quiz, I'm sure there would be too many questions about cricket and soccer.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9125) 10 years ago
Gunnar, you just have to remember that each bowler throws one over, and that bodyline bowling almost caused a diplomatic incident, and you'll do fine with cricket.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6174) 10 years ago
You can dump animals if you like. Make one General Knowledge more difficult. But NO SPORTS!!!!!!! Make music harder, maybe?
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
Happy May everybody. Bridgier made it 3 in a row in April. Somebody better step it up! I would do it myself but I am obviously too scatterbrained to even remember to play every day, let alone pick the right answers. Here's the top 10 for April:

Apr 11

48 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (516 points, 4 wins)
2. ingride (490 points, 2 wins)
3. snorkie (445 points, 3 wins)
4. emeney3 (443 points, 8 wins)
5. benjamaniac (425 points, 1 wins)
6. GunnarE (409 points, 2 wins)
7. mrsdoodlepunk (367 points, 2 wins)
8. andersonska (349 points, 0 wins)
9. bigdave (339 points, 1 wins)
10. Lilly1 (332 points, 2 wins)



And here's the category lineup for May:

Our Category Schedule:
Sunday: Science & Technology 3 : Difficult
Monday: General Knowledge 6 : Very Difficult
Tuesday: World Trivia 2 : More Difficult
Wednesday: History 2 : Intermediate
Thursday: General Knowledge 5 : Difficult
Friday: Religion 2 : More Difficult
Saturday: People 2 : More Difficult

"People" on Saturday I just kind of threw in at the last minute. If you recall we talked about Saturday being a day for lighter topics. If it sucks I promise you won't be stuck with it for 6 months. I will make a point of having this discussion again at the end of May.

Thanks for playing everybody.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
Sorry I was too busy with branding to post that Ingrid E. broke Bridgier's 3 month winning streak and came out victorious in May.

May 11

47 players played during the month.

1. ingride (565 points, 5 wins)
2. Bridgier (509 points, 6 wins)
3. benjamaniac (449 points, 5 wins)
4. mrsdoodlepunk (430 points, 2 wins)
5. GunnarE (413 points, 3 wins)
6. bigdave (383 points, 1 wins)
7. snorkie (380 points, 0 wins)
8. Lilly1 (349 points, 2 wins)
9. SsquaredDesign (319 points, 2 wins)
10. smudge (307 points, 0 wins)
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
What does everyone think of the new categories? Seems to me that the game has gotten quite a bit more difficult with the changes. Not necessarily a bad thing but it's different.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6174) 10 years ago
I miss the Music category but it certainly is more challenging.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14936) 10 years ago
What does everyone think of the new categories? Seems to me that the game has gotten quite a bit more difficult with the changes. Not necessarily a bad thing but it's different.


Well, I would like more religion
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Posted by Bridgier (+9125) 10 years ago
Some days (not tuesdays), I think the test has it out for me personally.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3709) 10 years ago
Couple days late posting for July but Bridgier makes it 2 months in a row.

Jul 11

39 players played during the month.

1. Bridgier (462 points, 3 wins)
2. ingride (440 points, 2 wins)
3. GunnarE (410 points, 5 wins)
4. mrsdoodlepunk (404 points, 2 wins)
5. snorkie (378 points, 2 wins)
6. benjamaniac (367 points, 2 wins)
7. phile71 (338 points, 1 wins)
8. emeney3 (335 points, 3 wins)
9. havrezooks (299 points, 0 wins)
10. smudge (290 points, 1 wins)

How do people feel about the harder questions? It doesn't seem to have changed the leader board a whole lot but we do have fewer people playing than we did previously. I don't know if that has to do with the difficulty of the quiz or not.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14936) 10 years ago
What is hard for one is likely easy for someone else. Over the week I think the chance to win is pretty balanced. I say leave it alone for now.

Edit: It would be nice to have question that were in English and not French.

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (8/2/2011)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17125) 10 years ago
I agree with Richard. I think its great that you don't see a dozen or so scores of 10 anymore.

While I stink at some categories (Religion and Science/Technology), I don't mind them, as at least you never see many perfect scores in them.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6174) 10 years ago
I'm on the fence about the newer categories. I'd sure like the Music category back, if only because I do well there. {I don't miss the animal category.} But I guess overall it's ok.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9125) 10 years ago
Personally, I prefer "9 out of the last 13" to "Two in a row".

Now, the real question is, how many of these will I have to win before my opinions on topics sundry and diverse begin to receive the deference that is their due?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6174) 10 years ago
Probably not until you stop writing like a pretentious wanker.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9125) 10 years ago
Ah. For Wendy then: How many of these do I have to win before you people shut up and start agreeing with me?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6174) 10 years ago
I agree with you most of the time.
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