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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2014, 01:15:43 pm »
5. Six treaties have been necessary to developing the European Union to its current state. Name one. BONUS: Name the date of that treaty.


SHEEP: Treaty of Rome - 4
Baltus
King Brandon
alyster
Gym


Treaty of Lisbon - 3
Levistus
MYSTERYSTRANGER
Lusitan


Treaty of Paris - 2
Chaoshawk
Optimistic


SINGLETONS:
Maastricht Treaty - Zombie Lanae


A number of people went with one of the special answers. DylanCarter and Kill DROP'ed; Criminally Stylish went with SHEEP for 4 points; and JoshuaR, VL, Goldie and rabonnobar went with some fantastically strategic SOSes.


BONUSes: alyster, Levistus and MYSTERYSTRANGER were all correct and receive -1 to their scores.


WRONG: 
European Community - emphix (the European Community is a thing, but it was ambiguous if this was a treaty name or the name of the community itself)
the treaty that ended the 30 years war, 1666 - Hereno
League of Nations - jeff744
European Economic Council - Albionate


STANDINGS:
47 Levistus
46 MYSTERY STRANGER
35 Baltus
33 Chaoshawk
30 Lusitan
28 King Brandon
26 Optimistic
25 Kill
25 JoshuaR
24 emphix
23 VL
22 alyster
22 Hereno
19 Criminally Stylish
18 Goldie
18 jeff744
18 rabonnobar
16 Albionate
15 DylanCarter
13 Gym
10 Zombie Lanae
Yeah I would have picked one of the wrong answers. No idea on this.

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2014, 01:17:38 pm »
don't worry, some people seem to have also lost like twenty points. checking them now and rescoring. doing it by hand and watching a movie....which may not be an ideal situation, really. anyway, fixing.
Why don't you use or make a spreadsheet?

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2014, 01:22:14 pm »
7. Select a group and name the number of countries which are full members. Include the letter of your selection in your answer. // a. NAFTA (3) / b. EU (28) / c. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (6) / d. Commonwealth of Independent States (9)  / e. NATO (28) / f. African Union (54)


SHEEP: a. 3 - 10
Levistus
Kill
JoshuaR
emphix
Hereno
Goldie
rabonnobar
jeff744
Albionate
DylanCarter


c. 6 - 2
Baltus
Chaoshawk


e. 28 - 2
Gym
King Brandon


No singletons this round. This question was apparently a bit more difficult than intended and given the SHEEP size the incorrect answers will be painful to the scoring.


MYSTERY STRANGER DROP'd for zero points and Lusitan went with an SOS that turned out to be zero points, too.


WRONG:
b. 26 Optimistic
b. 27 VL
b. 27 alyster
b. 27 Criminally Stylish
E. North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Zombie Lanae


STANDINGS:

67 rabonnobar
66 Hereno
61 Criminally Stylish
50 emphix
48 alyster
45 King Brandon
44 Albionate
41 Optimistic
40 jeff744
40 Zombie Lanae
39 Goldie
38 Kill
34 Levistus
34 Gym
31 DylanCarter
28 Chaoshawk
28 Baltus
27 JoshuaR
27 VL
20 Lusitan
18 MYSTERYPERSON
Yeah there was no way I'd get any of the others unless I had just randomly heard it recently. Figured the Euros might grab some and lessen the blow, but no...

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2014, 01:25:26 pm »
9. Select an IATA code below and submit the proper name of that airport (i.e. JFK, not New York City Airport) and the letter of the code. // a. CPT (a. Cape Town International Airport) / b. FPO (Grand Bahama International Airport) / c. HAV (Jose Marti International Airport) / d. ACA (General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport) / e. MLB (Melbourne International Airport) / f. EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport) / g. AEP (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) / h. BSB (Brasilia-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport) / i. SHA (Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport) / j. MAA (Chennai International Airport) / k. TLS (Toulouse Blagnac Airport) / l. ADJ (Amman Civil Airport)


NO SHEEP, EXACTLY. Everyone was either wrong, a singleton, or used SHEEP or DROP as an answer. I counted the singletons as Co-SHEEP for the purposes of scoring.


SINGLETONS:
c. Jose Marti International Airport - MYSTERYPERSON
e. Melbourne International Airport - JoshuaR
f. Newark Liberty International Airport - rabonnobar
j. Chennai International Airport - Zombie Lanae


jeff744, DylanCarter and Optimistic SHEEP'd for one point and Lusitan, Baltus, Goldie and Albionate DROP'd.


WRONG: (These lacked the detailed part needed, ex: Newark LIBERTY, not just Newark)
i. SHA (Shanghai Airport) - Criminally Stylish
i. Shanhai - alyster
k. Toulouse - VL
major league baseball - Hereno
i. Shanghai International Airport - emphix
f. Newark International Airport - Kill
F. EWR is Newark airport in Newark, NJ/ - Gym
Blank - Chaoshawk
d. Alcapulco International - Levistus



STANDINGS:
78 rabonnobar
78 Hereno
68 Criminally Stylish
56 emphix
52 alyster
51 Zombie Lanae
51 King Brandon
49 Albionate
47 Optimistic
46 Levistus
44 Kill
43 jeff744
41 Gym
40 Goldie
37 DylanCarter
32 Chaoshawk
31 VL
30 Baltus
29 JoshuaR
23 MYSTERYPERSON
22 Lusitan
I'm really glad Melbourne didn't have a surprise LIBERTY.

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2014, 01:53:00 pm »
Why don't you use or make a spreadsheet?


I actually was using a spreadsheet, it's just that the simple summing formulas somehow stopped working at question five. I meant by hand more as a reference to not using that scoring sheet that does most of it automatically. Now I'm truly scoring by hand to avoid errors.


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2014, 02:53:09 pm »
There isn't war in Rwanda atm?

I just always assumed there was, because well, it's Rwanda. So much for my stab in the dark attempt at a singleton.

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2014, 03:39:52 pm »
There isn't war in Rwanda atm?

I just always assumed there was, because well, it's Rwanda. So much for my stab in the dark attempt at a singleton.

Nope, that one is long over and Rwanda is actually building itself into a decent African nation.

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2014, 07:36:19 pm »
closing in on the lead, end the tyrannical reign of MYSTERY PERSON
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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2014, 08:00:17 pm »
closing in on the lead, end the tyrannical reign of MYSTERY PERSON
We could beat them honestly....or we could bomb their house. I'm good with both.

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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2014, 07:11:32 am »
If they win and still haven't identified themselves (they really need to do this before the end by telling me what they answered or there's no way I can actually verify them) I'm just going to DQ them because that's bullshit.


Now, more revealing to be done.


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2014, 07:29:04 am »
10. Name a landlocked African country. (This has a fuckload of correct answers: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland)


SHEEP: South Sudan - 7
Baltus
King Brandon
Kill
JoshuaR
emphix
rabonnobar
alyster


Chad - 3
Gym
Hereno
DylanCarter


Mali - 2
Levistus
Goldie


Botswana - 2
BLANKFACE
Chaoshawk


Lesotho - 2
Optimistic
Zombie Lanae


Niger - 2
VL
Criminally Stylish


SINGLETONS:
Central African Republic - Albionate
Rwanda - jeff744
Burkina Faso - Lusitan


No wrong answers. No SHEEP, SOS or DROPs either.

STANDINGS:
85 rabonnobar
81 Hereno
70 Criminally Stylish
63 emphix
59 alyster
58 King Brandon
53 Zombie Lanae
51 Kill
50 Albionate
49 Optimistic
48 Levistus
44 jeff744
44 Gym
42 Goldie
40 DylanCarter
37 Baltus
36 JoshuaR
34 Chaoshawk
33 VL
25 MYSTERYPERSON
23 Lusitan


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2014, 07:41:18 am »
11. There are five satellite navigation constellations either operating or in active development. Name one. (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, IRNSS)


SHEEP: GLONASS - 4
BLANKFACE
Lusitan
Gym
alyster


Galileo - 3
Baltus
King Brandon
emphix


No singletons. DROPs from Levistus, JoshuaR, Hereno and Criminally Stylish; SHEEP for 4 points from VL, rabonnobar and Goldie; and SOS for 0 points from jeff744 and Optimistic.


WRONG:
DORIS - Zombie Lanae
OnStar - DylanCarter
Sputnik - Albionate
Big Dipper - Kill
Blank - Chaoshawk



STANDINGS:
89 rabonnobar
81 Hereno
70 Criminally Stylish
66 emphix
63 alyster
61 King Brandon
61 Zombie Lanae
59 Kill
58 Albionate
49 Optimistic
48 Levistus
48 DylanCarter
48 Gym
46 Goldie
44 jeff744
42 Chaoshawk
40 Baltus
37 VL
36 JoshuaR
29 MYSTERYPERSON
27 Lusitan


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2014, 07:54:47 am »
12. What is a qualification a nation needs in order to be considered for admittance to the European Union? (This was the formal stuff and anything that I could understand that fit the criteria was included. Correct answers: Stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, Stability of the guarantee of the rule of law, Respect for human rights, Respect for and protection or minorities, Existence of a functional market economy, Capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the EU)

SHEEP: Stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy - 2
Baltus
King Brandon

SINGLETONS:
Capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the EU - Levistus
Stability of the guarantee of the rule of law - BLANKINGHAM

JoshuaR SHEEP'd for two points and alyster DROP'd.

WRONG:
To be European? Democratic values? - Lusitan
be at peace - Chaoshawk
It must have the consent of its people to join - Gym
Be in Europe - Kill
Inflation rate < current average - emphix
there are more than one - Hereno
Agreeing to the rules of the European Union - Goldie
freedom of religion - rabonnobar
In Europe - jeff744
i don't know - Albionate
be in Europe - DylanCarter
Must be accepted by other EU nations - Optimistic
Be at least partially located in Europe - VL
Recognized by all member states - Criminally Stylish
meet food safety rules - Zombie Lanae

STANDINGS:
93 rabonnobar
85 Hereno
74 Criminally Stylish
70 emphix
65 Zombie Lanae
64 Kill
63 alyster
63 King Brandon
62 Albionate
53 Optimistic
52 DylanCarter
52 Gym
50 Goldie
49 Levistus
48 jeff744
46 Chaoshawk
42 Baltus
41 VL
38 JoshuaR
31 Lusitan
30 MYSTERYPERSON


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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2014, 10:38:13 am »
KB <3
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Re: ThinkDifferent Trivia - 9: Politics
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2014, 02:39:24 pm »
Holy shit, I got #12 right? I was just spouting bullshit and a prayer.
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