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Answer Sheets and Winners

Appropriately enough, there were seven entries into Tablesaw's Christmas Trivia Bonanza, most of which were submitted in the last twenty-four hours. The answers have already been revealed, and here are the answer sheets of the players. For each question, the players are listed in order of their performance on that question. The player's score is given in the form: [Score for the question] / [Total correct answers for the question] ([Cumulative score]). The player's list follows, with correct answers in bold. My explanatory notes are given in [italicized brackets].

1. To the dismay of some and the glee of others, a quirk in the scoring system of the Bowl Championship Series meant that the USC Trojans would not be playing for the National Championship, despite being ranked first in many sportswriters' polls. Although some clamored for a final playoff, the NCAA demurred, wanting to protect the holiday traditions of the Bowls, which are important to the communities where some of the less prestigious bowl games are held. In total, there are 28 bowl games listed on the NCAA website. Four of them, the Sugar, Fiesta, Orange and Rose Bowls, are part of the BCS. One other, the Hawaii Bowl, was on television as this question was originally presented. Can you name seven of the other 23, as listed on the NCAA website?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 7/7 (7)
    1. Liberty
    2. New Orleans
    3. Gator
    4. Sun
    5. Peach
    6. Alamo
    7. Capitol One

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 7/7 (7)
    1. Tangerine Bowl
    2. Peach Bowl
    3. Holiday Bowl
    4. Gator Bowl
    5. Cotton Bowl
    6. Motor City Bowl
    7. Alamo Bowl

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 4/4 (4)
    1. sun
    2. gator
    3. peach
    4. cotton
    5. pineapple
    6. cactus
    7. pine

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay 4/5 (4)
    1. Sun
    2. Gator
    3. Liberty
    4. Outback
    5. Aloha [disbanded as a bowl game a few years ago]
    6. Dorito
    7. Tangerine

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 3/3 (3)
    1. Liberty Bowl
    2. New Orleans Bowl
    3. Cotton Bowl
    4. Corn Bowl
    5. The I don't like football but my family does bowl
    6. The insert corporate sponsor here bowl
    7. The making up answers bowl

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 2/2 (2)
    1. Peach Bowl (sponsored by Chick-Fil-A, mmmm...)
    2. Alamo Bowl
    3. Aloha Bowl
    4. America Bowl
    5. Maple Bowl
    6. Salad Bowl
    7. Bowl Bowl (aka the Stutter Bowl)

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 0/0 (0)
    1. i pass on question 1 since i know nothing about football or bowls.

2. The Bing Crosby album White Christmas is a Tablesaw family favorite. The album has twelve tracks, one of which is the titular Irving Berlin song. Can you name seven of the eleven songs on Crosby's "White Christmas other than "White Christmas"?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 5/6 (12)
    1. Silent Night
    2. Silver Bells
    3. Jingle Bells
    4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    6. Joy to the World
    7. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 3/4 (7)
    1. silent night
    2. jingle bells
    3. santa claus is coming to town
    4. rudolph the red nose reindeer
    5. silver bells
    6. little drummer boy
    7. we wish you a merry christmas

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 2/4 (9)
    1. Silent Night
    2. Oh Come All Ye Faithful [Listed as "Adeste Fideles"]
    3. Little Drummer Boy
    4. Away in a Manger
    5. Jingle Bells
    6. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirlis: 1/2 (4)
    1. Silent Night
    2. Winter Wonderland
    3. Away in a Manger
    4. We Three Kings
    5. O Holy Night
    6. Jolly Old King Wencelot [Not "Good King Wenceslaus" either]
    7. Jingle Bells

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 0/4 (0)
    1. have yourself a merry little christmas
    2. chestnuts roasting on an open fire [Not "The Christmas Song" either]
    3. silver bells
    4. silent night
    5. jingle bells
    6. god rest ye merry gentlemen
    7. rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 0/2 (4)
    1. Happy Holidays (Holiday Inn)
    2. Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
    3. Silver Bells
    4. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
    5. Jingle Bells
    6. I Saw Three Ships
    7. Joy To the World

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 0/1 (2)
    1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    2. Silver Bells
    3. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    4. Winter Wonderland
    5. Frosty The Snowman
    6. The First Noel
    7. The Christmas Song

3. Although Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, the True North does not exist on land. Instead, there is a massive cap of ice covering the northernmost part of the earth. In fact, according to the "www.allthingsarctic.com" there are only eight countries with land within the Arctic Circle (located at 66 degrees 32 minutes North latitude). Can you name seven of them?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 7/7 (19)
    1. The USA
    2. Canada
    3. Russia
    4. Finland
    5. Norway
    6. Greenland
    7. Iceland

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 7/7 (16)
    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Russia
    4. Finland
    5. Norway
    6. Iceland
    7. Greenland

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 7/7 (14)
    1. USA (Alaska)
    2. Canada
    3. Russia
    4. Norway
    5. Greenland
    6. Finland
    7. Sweden

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 7/7 (11)
    1. Iceland
    2. Russia
    3. Canada
    4. Finland
    5. Greenland
    6. Norway
    7. United States of America

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 7/7 (11)
    1. Russia
    2. Canada
    3. United States
    4. Norway
    5. Iceland
    6. Finland
    7. Sweden

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 7/7 (7)
    1. canada
    2. finland
    3. sweden
    4. norway
    5. greenland
    6. russia
    7. united states

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 5/6 (7)
    1. Canada
    2. Russia
    3. Norway
    4. Finland
    5. Sweden
    6. China
    7. United States

4. As DVDs gain popularity in general, they also become popular Christmas gifts. On December 19, at the height of the holiday shopping season, I checked Amazon.com to check on the best-selling DVDs (in all categories) on that site. Can you name seven titles out of the top fifteen best-selling DVDs?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 6/6 (25)
    1. Pirates of the Caribbean
    2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    3. LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring
    4. Finding Nemo
    5. The Indiana Jones Trilogy
    6. Season 5 of Buffy
    7. The Matrix: Reloaded.

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 5/5 (12)
    1. Finding Nemo
    2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    3. Pirates of the Caribbean
    4. X2
    5. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
    6. The Matrix Reloaded
    7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 4/5 (11)
    1. finding nemo
    2. lord of the rings: two towers extended edition
    3. pirates of the carribbean
    4. indiana jones box set
    5. alien quadrilogy (which is NOT a word)
    6. seabiscuit
    7. alias season 2 box set

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 3/5 (19)
    1. Finding Nemo
    2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    3. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    4. The Matrix
    5. Titanic
    6. The Simpsons: Season Three
    7. Pirates of the Carribbean

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 2/3 (13)
    1. Finding Nemo
    2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    4. Chicago
    5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    6. Seabiscuit
    7. The Godfather

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 2/2 (13)
    1. Indiana Jones box set
    2. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
    3. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Extended Edition [The Two Towers only appeared once on the list. The first appearance of it on the list was accepted.]
    4. Matrix: Reloaded
    5. Holes
    6. West Wing: Season One
    7. Harry Potter

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 0/5 (14)
    1. matrix reloaded
    2. two towers
    3. harry potter and the chamber of secrets
    4. finding nemo
    5. pirates of the carribbean (curse of the black pearl)
    6. sex and the city (some season, i have no idea what they are up to) [Season 5]
    7. x-men 2 (x-2? whatever the sequel to xmen was called) [X2 -- X-men United]

5. For reasons unknown, Duracell decided not to run its annual Toy Survey in America, even though the tradition continued in Europe. This left a gaping hole in my Trivia Contest that could only be filled by retail toy store Kay Bee. Their website featured "The 2003 Holiday Hot Toys List" which, it claimed, highlighted the season's must-have toys. This list contains nineteen toys, can you name seven of them?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 6/6 (31)
    1. Bratz
    2. Beyblade
    3. Gameboy Advance SP
    4. FurReal Friends
    5. Bionicle
    6. And, dare I say it, The Hokey Pokey Elmo?

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 3/4 (16)
    1. Hopping Elmo [Hokey Pokey Elmo]
    2. Leapfrog [LeapPad]
    3. Barbie cruise ship [Barbie and Krissy Princess Palace Playset]
    4. motorized scooters
    5. Barbie Jeep [Barbie only accepted once]
    6. Bicycles
    7. Care bears

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 2/2 (21)
    1. Dancing Elmo [Hokey Pokey Elmo]
    2. GameBoy Advance SP

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 1/1 (14)
    1. Hokey Pokey Elmo
    2. Easy Bake Meth Lab
    3. Cold Mountain Colorforms Set
    4. Metrosexual Ken
    5. My Little Mad Cow
    6. The 2003 California Recall Election Slumber Party Game
    7. Sweatshop Craft Center: Knockoff Gucci Wallet Set

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 1/1 (13)
    1. Game Boy Advance [SP]
    2. Flying Saucer
    3. X-Box
    4. Nintendo GameCube
    5. PlayStation 2
    6. Bag O' Broken Glass

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 0/1 (15)
    1. aibo
    2. ps2
    3. xbox
    4. game cube
    5. star wars light saber (what do kids play with nowadays?)
    6. barbie
    7. matchbox cars

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 0/0 (11)
    1. no idea

6. On Christmas morning, I gave my mother a copy of the Eleventh Edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, released this summer. Bringing lexicography into the 21st Century, a purchase of this volume also nets one a CD-ROM version of the dictionary, allowing one to use complex searches of all definitions. Using this feature, one would discover that there are twenty-five entries that include the word "Christmas" in the text of their definition. Also, there is one additional entry with the word "Christmastime" in its definition and one additional entry with "Christmastide" in its definition. Eight of these have been disqualified because they have the word Christmas in them: Christmas, Christmas cactus, Christmas card, Christmas club, Christmastide, Christmastime, Christmas tree, and Xmas. Can you name seven of the remaining twenty words and phrases whose definitions include the word "Christmas," "Christmastime," or "Christmastide"?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 7/7 (38)
    1. Yule
    2. Yule Log
    3. Yuletide
    4. Advent
    5. Noel
    6. Since they allow Canadians to use dictionaries, I'm thinking that Boxing Day would be in there
    7. Santa Claus

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 4/4 (25)
    1. Yule log
    2. Yuletide
    3. Santa Claus
    4. Boxing Day
    5. Nativity [the process or circumstances of being born : BIRTH; especially capitalized : the birth of Jesus . . .]

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 3/5 (17)
    1. Santa Claus
    2. Yule
    3. Yule log
    4. Nativity
    5. Advent
    6. Carol
    7. Tinsel [threads, strips, or sheets of metal, paper, or plastic used to produce a glittering and sparkling appearance in fabrics, yarns, or decorations . . .]

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 3/5 (16)
    1. Santa Claus
    2. yule
    3. yuletide
    4. Saint Nicholas [4th century Christian prelate]
    5. Boxing Day
    6. yule log
    7. Decemberween

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 2/3 (18)
    1. Yuletide
    2. Noel
    3. Stocking [a : a usually knit close-fitting covering for the foot and leg b : SOCK . . .]
    4. Candy Cane
    5. Ornament [ . . . a : something that lends grace or beauty b : a manner or quality that adorns . . .]
    6. Epiphany [January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ]
    7. Carol

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 2/2 (13)
    1. carol
    2. yule
    3. nativity
    4. merry [. . . marked by festivity or gaiety . . .]
    5. holiday [1 : HOLY DAY
      2 : a day on which one is exempt from work . . .]

    6. fruitcake [a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits, and spices . . .]
    7. christmukkah

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 1/2 (16)
    1. yule
    2. mistletoe [a European semiparasitic green shrub . . . with thick leaves, small yellowish flowers, and waxy-white glutinous berries . . .]
    3. nativity [scene]
    4. tinsel
    5. wreath
    6. poinsettia (spelling?) [. . . a showy Mexican and Central American plant (E. pulcherrima) with tapering usually scarlet bracts that suggest petals and surround small yellow flowers]
    7. midnight mass

7. If you attended Christmas Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve (and if it was presided by a traditional and unhurried priest) then you heard a the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew, starting with the words "The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." This genealogy begins with Abraham, continues through David and ends with Joseph, Mary and Jesus. In total, the genealogy lists 46 names, one of which appears twice. Other than the five names I've already mentioned (Abraham, David, Joseph, Mary and Jesus), can you name seven of the remaining 41 as taken from the genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew in the New American Bible?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 7/7 (45)
    1. Isaac
    2. Jacob
    3. Judah
    4. Jesse
    5. Solomon
    6. Rehoboam
    7. Uriah

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 4/4 (29)
    1. Jacob
    2. Isaac
    3. Solomon
    4. Jesse

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 2/4 (19)
    1. Isaac
    2. Jacob
    3. Rebekkah
    4. Solomon
    5. Daniel
    6. Leah
    7. Judah

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 2/2 (18)
    1. issac
    2. jacob
    3. zachariah
    4. john
    5. benjamin
    6. michael
    7. elijah

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 0/2 (18)
    1. Samuel
    2. Isaac
    3. Jacob
    4. Aaron
    5. Ezikiel
    6. Isaih
    7. Moses

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 0/1 (16)
    1. Aaron
    2. John
    3. Isaac
    4. Luke
    5. Ezekiel
    6. Superfly

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 0/0 (13)
    1. not a clue

8. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season as it wends its way through New York City. Giant helium balloons have been a staple of this parade since their introduction in 1927. In 2003, there were twenty-eight balloon attractions in the parade. Can you name seven?
  • [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 7/7 (52)
    1. Barney (shudder)
    2. Garfield
    3. Arthur
    4. Big Bird
    5. Clifford
    6. Little Bill
    7. Mr. Monopoly

  • [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 3/5 (21)
    1. Barney
    2. Clifford the big red dog
    3. Kermit the frog
    4. Blue (Blue's Clues)
    5. Big Bird (Sesame Street)
    6. a fire fighter
    7. Santa

  • [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 3/3 (19)
    1. Charlie Brown
    2. Supergrover
    3. Clifford (The Big Red Dog)
    4. Spongebob Squarepants
    5. Tommy Pickles?
    6. Mickey Mouse?
    7. The answers to this are going to make me feel dumb.

  • [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 0/2 (20)
    1. snoopy
    2. superman
    3. a monkey
    4. pikachu
    5. garfield
    6. frog
    7. turkey

  • [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 0/2 (13)
    1. garfield
    2. spongebob squarepants
    3. underdog
    4. bugs bunny
    5. barney (the puple dinosaur)
    6. powerpuff girls
    7. george w. bush

  • [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 0/1 (29)
    1. Snoopy
    2. Spongebob Squarepants
    3. Pikachu
    4. Rocky
    5. Bullwinkle
    6. Bart Simpson
    7. Elmo

  • [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 0/0 (19)
    1. Bart Simpson
    2. Woody (Toy Story)
    3. Penguin
    4. Tommy Pickles
    5. Spongebob Squarepants
    6. Tweety Bird
    7. Octopus


Final Scores:
  1. [livejournal.com profile] yendi: 52 (53 correct answers total)
  2. [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc: 29 (34 correct answers total)
  3. [livejournal.com profile] fortunavirilis: 21 (26 correct answers total)
  4. [livejournal.com profile] duchez: 20 (30 correct answers total)
  5. [livejournal.com profile] tmcay: 19 (27 correct answers total)
  6. [livejournal.com profile] thedan: 19 (24 correct answers total)
  7. [livejournal.com profile] anneball: 13 (20 correct answers total)


Thanks and Congratulations to all who played. I'll be contacting the top three finishers to discuss your prizes (so that I don't send you something you already have). I hope you all are having a Happy New Year!

[identity profile] aussie-nyc.livejournal.com 2004-01-01 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[livejournal.com profile] yendi scares me.

[identity profile] nothings.livejournal.com 2004-01-01 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I'd have scored about 10.

How did [livejournal.com profile] yendi get 7/7 on the toys section with only 6 entries?
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[identity profile] tablesaw.livejournal.com 2004-01-01 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Bexause when I was scoring, I just noticed that he had all of his answers correct (again) and just gave him a seven without realizing he had sent in only six responses. The scores have been updated.

(He still won.)
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[personal profile] yendi 2004-01-01 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Woohoo! Although I think I owe my success in two categories (the parade and toy ones) to being around Elayna.
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[identity profile] fortunavirilis.livejournal.com 2004-01-02 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
Not bad for a last minute entry while I was at work. I bow to [livejournal.com profile] yendi and [livejournal.com profile] aussie_nyc's superior skills, though.