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Author Topic: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics  (Read 12953 times)

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ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:57:04 pm »
I'm going to ask you a bunch of questions. There will be many correct answers for each question. Your job is to tell me a correct answer, but the trick is you want to think of the answer the other guys aren't thinking of. That is, your job is to give me the least popular correct answer for each question. DO NOT GOOGLE SHIT. You may not do any research, searching, interviewing, or use any other sources except the soft matter between your ears. If you happen to incidentally run across information that will help you with an answer, that's fine.
Correct responses will be scored as one point for each person who responded with that answer (including yourself). Incorrect answers will be scored as the sheep score (the most popular correct answer) multiplied by two. Low score wins. Ties will be broken by number of singletons, then by order of entry.


As an added layer of strategy, and/or if you just don't know ANY of the answers for a question, you may choose one question to drop, and you will receive a score of zero for that question. You may only drop one question. Please indicate your drop by typing DROP as your response to the question.

You may use SHEEP once as an answer to receive the score of the Sheep answer for that question and you may use SOS once as the sum of the singletons for that question.

DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS IN THE THREAD.

Example:
1. Austria
2. Boobs
3. Roquentin
4. DROP
5. Anal
etc.

Entry deadline is 11:59PM ET on Sunday,  September 14th, at which point I will start revealing the answers and scores in the thread on http://cngoons.com. Submit your answers with this form
« Last Edit: September 07, 2014, 08:19:40 pm by Comrade Milton »


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 08:26:54 pm »
This shit aint working for me. Did you paste the wrong doc?

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 08:52:07 pm »
i think i did good, but not sure if I was "different" enough
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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 09:11:33 pm »
initially posted the wrong link for the form. on like twenty forums because as a genius i copied and pasted. :\

i've since fixed it. i also initially forgot to add a place for your name, so i have one entry where we'll need some extra verification to get the stuff assigned.


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 11:01:14 pm »
I like the theme.

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 11:38:21 am »
It's working well so far. Based on some of the answers, I'm hoping no one Googled because if they did and this is the result some people are so fucking stupid it's astonishing to imagine them able to walk.


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 11:58:26 am »
Am I an idiot? Why am I so confused as to how SHEEP and SOS works?

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 12:28:16 pm »
The most popular answer is called the Sheep answer. If five people choose it for a question and you've answered SHEEP, you get five as a score for that question.

SOS is pretty straightforward. If an answer has only one submitter, it's a singleton. SOS is the sum of the number of singletons occurring in that question.


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 11:11:01 pm »
Okay, doing the first three by hand scoring. I lost my stupid copy of the scoring sheet when my NAS died last week. I also stopped accepting answers a few minutes early, because who the fuck is going down to the wire to submit shit to this thing?


1. Name the year these national-level assassinations occurred. When submitting your answer also include the letter of the sub-topic you're answering or it'll be counted as wrong. // a. JFK, US (1963) / b. RFK, US (1968) / c. Patrice Lumumba, Congo (1961)  / d. Rasputin, Russian Empire (1916) / e. Leon Trostky, USSR (1940) / f. Pim Fortuyn, Netherlands (2002) / g. JuvĂ©nal Habyarimana, Rwanda (1994)


ANSWERS:


SHEEP: JFK - 6
King Brandon
Optimistic
Kill
JoshuaR
Gym
Albionate


RFK - 4
Zombie Lanae
DylanCarter
Baltus
Levistus


Rasputin - 3
Chaoshawk
Lusitan
jeff744


Trotsky - 2
VL
alyster


Singletons:
Habyarimana - Goldie
Lumumba - MysteryPersonWhoDidn'tLeaveTheirName(Contact me to verify your identity so I can assign your score to someone, pls)

Sheep of 6 points used by Hereno; Criminally Stylish uses an SOS for a nice little 2 points; and emphix Drops for a beginning lead of zero points.

WRONG:
rabonnobar - e. 1974

STANDINGS:
12 rabonnobar
6 King Brandon
6 Optimistic
6 Kill
6 JoshuaR
6 Hereno
6 Albionate
6 Gym
4 Levistus
4 Baltus
4 DylanCarter
4 Zombie Lanae
3 jeff744
3 Lusitan
3 Chaoshawk
2 VL
2 alyster
2 Criminally Stylish
1 Goldie
1 MYSTERYPERSONWITHOUTNAME
0 emphix
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 11:13:26 pm by Comrade Milton »


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 04:44:16 am »
i could only use JFK cause only knew rough dates for the others... and used my sheep, sos, drop etcmon others. rough start

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 10:26:20 am »
my brief scanning (i haven't actually scored yet, so it's not authoritative or a spoiler) looks like enough people hit a wrong answer that that shouldn't really be too damaging overall. i'm surprised none of the euros picked up Fortuyn, that was a big story back when it happened. And the guy with the enormous name was the assassination that triggered the Rwandan Genocide. :(


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 11:05:08 am »
2. Acronyms. Give the proper name for the acronym you select and be sure to include the letter you choose when submitting. // a. MAD (Mutually-Assured Destruction) / b. VPOTUS (Vice President of the United States) / c. NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) / d. WHO (World Health Organization) / e. IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) / f. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) / g. UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)


SHEEP: World Health Organization - 6
rabonnobar
Kill
DylanCarter
Chaoshawk
jeff744
Goldie


Non-Governmental Organization - 4
alyster
Baltus
Hereno
Gym


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - 3
Optimistic
Lusitan
emphis


United Nations Children's Fund - 2
Levistus
JoshuaR


Vice President of the United States - 2
Criminally Stylish
Albionate


SINGLETONS:
International Atomic Energy Agency - MYSTERYSTRANGER
Mutually-Assured Destruction - VL


WRONG:
a. Mothers against drunk driving - King Brandon
A. Make A Difference - Zombie Lanae


STANDINGS:
18 King Brandon
18 rabonnobar
16 Zombie Lanae
12 Kill
10 DylanCarter
10 Hereno
10 Gym
9 Chaoshawk
9 jeff744
9 Optimistic
8 Baltus
8 JoshuaR
8 Albionate
7 Goldie
6 alyster
6 Lusitan
6 Levistus
4 Criminally Stylish
3 emphix
2 MYSTERYSTRANGER




No SHEEP, SOS or DROPs this round. I'm no good at running commentary, though. Oh, JoshuaR: if you would be nice enough, could you post that scoring file to a file-sharing site so I can download it? That'd be p. awesome.


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 11:17:02 am »
3. Name one of the Secretaries General of the United Nation since its founding. (Ban Ki-Moon, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Kurt Waldheim, U Thant, Dag Hammarskjold, Trygve Lie, Gladwyn Jebb)


SHEEP: Kofi Annan - 6
DylanCarter
VL
Gym
Albionate
Lusitan
Chaoshawk


Ban Ki-Moon - 3
Baltus
JoshuaR
King Brandon


Boutros Boutros-Ghali - 3
Optimistic
Levistus
emphix


SINGLETONS:
U Thant - MYSTERIOUSSTRANGER
Trygve Lie - Zombie Lanae


alyster and Kill SHEEP for 6 points; no one SOS'd; but jeff744 used a nicely timed DROP.


WRONG:
everybody is going to pick kofi annan unless they looked it up, fuck this question it sucks - Hereno
Blank - rabonnobar
France - Goldie
Jens Stoltenberg - Criminally Stylish


STANDINGS:
30 rabonnobar
22 Hereno
21 King Brandon
19 Goldie
17 Zombie Lanae
16 DylanCarter
16 Gym
16 Criminally Stylish
15 Chaoshawk
14 Albionate
12 Optimistic
12 alyster
12 Lusitan
11 Baltus
11 JoshuaR
9 jeff744
9 Levistus
9 emphix


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2014, 11:27:59 am »
4. The Cuban Missile Crisis began October 14, 1962, and ended October 28, 1962. There were four primary direct results. Name one. (Removal of US nuclear missiles from Turkey; Removal of Soviet nuclear missiles from Cuba; Establishment of Washington-Moscow hotline; Agreement between US and USSR that US would not invade Cuba without direct provocation)


SHEEP: Removal of US nuclear missiles from Turkey - 8
MYSTERYSTRANGER
King Brandon
Goldie
Kill
Chaoshawk
Optimistic
Baltus
jeff744


Creation of Washington-Moscow hotline - 3
JoshuaR
Lusitan
alyster


SINGLETONS:
Removal of Soviet nuclear missiles from Cuba - Albionate


WRONG:
sanctions on USSR - rabonnobar
us lying about removing missiles from turkey - Hereno
http://www.meatspin.com - Criminally Stylish
US embargo of Cuba - emphix


In addition, a solid number of people went with SHEEP or DROP. Levistus went with SHEEP for 8 points; while Zombie Lanae and VL went with a DROP.


STANDINGS:
46 rabonnobar
38 Hereno
32 Criminally Stylish
29 King Brandon
27 Goldie
26 Kill
23 Chaoshawk
22 emphix
20 Optimistic
19 Baltus
18 Gym
17 Zombie Lanae
17 Levistus
17 jeff744
16 DylanCarter
16 Albionate
15 alyster
15 Lusitan
14 JoshuaR
11 MYSTERYPERSON
9 VL
« Last Edit: September 15, 2014, 11:31:33 am by Comrade Milton »


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2014, 12:59:43 pm »
Went from 5th to 12th. :(

edit: s/o to hereno for having the most real answers
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