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Topic: Total Quiz XII - Thank you for playing!
Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Subject: Total Quiz XII - Thank you for playing!
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 12:57

Total Quiz XII

 
Total Quiz has concluded. Thanks for playing. Awards coming soon!

Introduction: TQ is a history trivia contest. Anyone is free to participate and the contest is open to all forum members and guests.

Instructions: Go to the questions page enter your name and submit answers to the questions. You are allowed an unlimited number of submissions and you may use any source, reference or search engine to help you with your answering. Points are awarded for correct answers. The participant with the most points win. The scoreboard will be updated at 4-hour intervals when possible. Only use the answer sheet to submit answers, DO NOT post answers on the forum.

Dawn will be assisting in the running of this quiz.

Round 1 Answers

Q1. What city in Mesopotamia is said to have contained the "Hanging Gardens" and was the capital of the Chaldeans until it was captured by Cyrus the Great?
  • Answer: Babylon. The Chaldean Dynasty ruled the Babylonian Empire for a time until it was conquered by Cyrus.
Q2. What commander of the "Afrika Korps" was nicknamed "the Desert Fox"?
  • Answer: Erwin Rommel
Q3. Who were the two U.S. political rivals who died on the exact same day?
  • Answer: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both died on July 4, 1826. Both were rivals in securing the U.S. presidency after Washington. John Adams defeated Jefferson to become the second president, but the result was reversed in the 1800 election. When they died, however, they were no longer rivals, but friends. (Thanks for pointing that out, BoudiccasWrath)
Q4. My first marriage was to an armaments manufacturer, but that marriage failed and I escaped Nazi Germany to the United States, beginning a career in Hollywood. Don't take me as a bimbo, because I have both beauty and brains. I co-invented the frequency hopping technique used in radio control for torpedoes, although my patient expired before it was taken seriously by the U.S. Navy. Who am I?
  • Answer: Hedy Lamarr
Q5. I am the third wife of a Roman emperor, who was more than 30 years my senior. Legend has it I once challenged a famous Roman prostitute to a competition: to see who would wear out more men. I was executed by my husband, the emperor, when he was convinced that I plotted to overthrow him with my lover. Who am I?
  • Answer: Valeria Messalina, wife of the Emperor Claudius. She won the "competition" against the prostitute, who gave up after each had worn out 25 men.
Q6. After my husband's death, I took over and ruled alone as queen. I was a capable ruler and I liked to style myself after other famous queens, naming myself as their successors. I conquered a large amount of land and named myself Empress and my son Emperor, but I eventually lost an important war and my empire was destroyed. According to some sources, the one who conquered me was impressed by my accomplishments and granted me an estate where I spent the rest of my life. Who am I?
  • Answer: Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. She built an impressive empire in the Eastern Mediterranean but was defeated by Aurelian. (Zenobia was featured in the July edition of the AE Magazine)
Q7. I successfully carried on the family seafaring business while bearing four children. I married my second husband in order to obtain his house, survived imprisonment in a jail, and had Queen Elizabeth I as a pen pal. Who am I?
  • Answer: Grace O'Malley (Granuaile),1530-1603, the Pirate Queen of Connacht. She was known for her part in Irish Rebellions and her piracy against Britain.
Q8. Was removed because the original intended answer was incorrect.

Q9. I was the first from my country to receive world wide fame in science. The discovery I jointly made has saved the life of millions over the years. I was recognized by many awards in my lifetime including a Nobel Prize, a military Cross and a Knighthood. Without me many would not find life so sweet. Who am I?
  • Answer: Frederick Banting (1891-1941) of Canada, who discovered Insulin.
Q10. Hero and poet famous for debauchery. I went to jail for kidnapping my future wife and was banished for a piece of my work, after which I took up practising medicine of some sort. I finally died as a result of my lifestyle. Who am I?
  • Answer: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. He was banished for insulting the King and later became a "doctor" for treating barrenness.
Q11. Father, daughter, and son. Turbulence, rumors, murder, and tales of shocking irregularity defined the portrait of this powerful family. The father partied like a real party animal and fathered the daughter and the son with a mistress. The daughter partied as hard as the father, and as rumor has it, she even bore the father a child through incestuous lust. The handsome son was as notorious, a criminal mind, yet the same qualities made him a model of "virtue" for a great writer of the time. Name the father, the daughter, and the son.
  • Answer: Father: Pope Alexander VI or Roderigo de Lanzol y Borja Daughter: Lucrecia/Lucrezia/Lucretia Borgia. The child born possibly via incest was nicknamed Infans Romanus, the child of Rome. Son: Cesare Borgia, the model prince for Niccolo Machiavelli's Il principe.
Q12. I was a soldier who suffered a grievous wound while fighting for his empire. I left the army and carved out an "empire" for myself in a remote corner of the world. My successors governed this empire for over a hundred years, until they ceded it to the empire that I originally fought for. Who am I, and what was the "empire" that I carved out called? (Hint: He was born in Europe. His "empire" under his sucessors was ceeded some time in the 20th century. He has also inspired a fictional character of a famous writer who also wrote about a trip upriver.)
  • Answer: James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (in modern-day Malaysia).  He was granted the title and territory by the Sultan of Brunei in 1841 for his invovlement in local affairs. His sucessors ruled the territory until it was ceeded to the British Empire in 1946. His character formed the basis for the book Lord Jim of Joseph Conrad.

    (Moderator's Note: the only correct answer was only partially correct, resulting in 1 point. Thus, the bonus given to Decebal was .90 rather than 1.8).

Q13. I am a scholar general. In my prime, I applied my military genius to defeat and capture a rebel prince, but my military achievement was blemished by my emperor, who released the rebel prince so that he could capture the rebel prince himself. I started my own school of thought, and as a result, my name is listed among some of the most revered educators in the history of my country. I died in my fifties. Who am I?
  • Answer: Wang Yangming or Wang Shouren, famous neo-Confucian educator and scholar general of the mid Ming Dynasty.
Q14. While I was alive, men trembled at my feet. After my death, men dared not disturb my peace, in fear of my curse. Legend has it that whoever opened up my tomb shall doom his entire country to a great calamity. Centuries afterwards, someone finally dug me up, and his nation paid dearly for his act. Who am I, and what was the calamity, disaster, or terrible event that nearly destroyed his country?
  • Answer: 1. Tamerlane or Timur the Lame 2. Operation Barbarossa Legend has it that a curse was placed on Tamerlane's tomb: whoever dared to open it would bring war to his nation. In June 1941, Soviet anthropologist Mikhail M. Gerasimov exhumed Tamerlane's tomb and studied his skeleton to confirm that Tamerlane was very likely Mongoloid and lame. Three days later, Hitler ordered the invasion of the Soviet Union; Operation Barbarossa led to the deaths of more than 20 million Soviet civilians, and battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk top the records as the brutalist in the history of mankind.

Q17. When his father died, he became the ruler of a magnificent city, capital of his empire. However, he did not like the location of his capital and decided to move it to another city. Since the new capital needed people, he decided to move the population from the old capital to the new. The project was a disaster and many people died in the relocation. Later, he attempted an economic reform of his kingdom but failed miserably. For such reasons, he has gone down history with an exceedingly unfavorable reputation. Who was he?
  • Answer: Mohammad bin Tughlaq of the Delhi Sultanate in India. During his rule, he attempted to move the capital away from Delhi, which failed miserably due to the inadequecy of the new location. He also attempted to introduce token currency into his Sultanate, which failed as well.
Q16. According to legend, I was one of the most skilled warriors this country has ever seen. I used to stand in a specific place and challenge passers-by to a fight. I defeated hundreds of my opponents and took their swords. But my last opponent managed to defeat me and from that moment I became his devoted companion. i) Who am i? ii) Who is the opponent who defeated me?
  • Answer: Saito Musashibo Benkei. On his 1000th duel, Benkei was defeated by Minamoto Yosh*tsune.
Q17. He spent most of his long reign of almost 50 years fighting over 50 battles with the enemies of his small country. He won most of these battles and would usually erect a monastery to commemorate each of his victories. In recent times he has been canonized as a saint. His most implacable enemy eventually overcame his successors. His cousin, although less important historically, is a lot more famous then he is. Who is he, and who is his cousin?
  • Answer: Stephen III of Moldavia (also Stefan cel Mare or Stephen the Great); cousin: Vlad III of Wallachia, (also Vlad Tepes or Vlad Dracula)




Replies:
Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 14:02

 Tentative final scores


NickNameQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8Q9Q10Q11Q12Q13Q14Q15Q16Q17Total
Decebal111111101110.8901200.77 14.67
TJK11111110111001011 13
cavalry4ever11111110111001000 11
Northman11111110111010000 11
Justinian11111110011001000 10
BoudiccasWrath11111100111000000 9
Carlos, the Jackal11111100101100000 9
Emperor Barbarossa11111000000011011 9
hugoestr11111000111001000 9
rider11111000100001000 7
Bagelofdoom11111000010000000 6
mamikon11111000100000000 6
Behzad11110000100000000 5
DSMyers111110000000001000 5
giannis11011000000001000 5
kotumeyil11111000000000000 5
yan.11110000000000000.5 4.5
clement20711010100000000000 4
maharbbal11010000001000000 4
violentjack11010000010000000 4
Achilles11100000000000000 3
Ikki11000100000000000 3
victorius110000000.500000000 2.5


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 15:03
I couldn't quite understand the last sentence of question 13
Who am I?important historically, is a lot more famous then he is. Who is he, and who is his cousin?
Can anyone explain me this?
 
And how can you have a precise answer to Question 8, that is a wonder...


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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 15:54
Rider That is because there is a mis print in question 13  It should read -
 
I am a scholar general. In my prime, I applied my military genius to defeat and capture a rebel prince, but my military achievement was blemished by my emperor, who released the rebel prince so that he could capture the rebel prince himself. I started my own school of thought, and as a result, my name is listed among some of the most revered educators in the history of my country. I died in my fifties. Who am I?
 
this portion does not belong there - important historically, is a lot more famous then he is. Who is he, and who is his cousin? 
 
It is from question #17 . I can't seem to fix it but will Get II to.
 
 


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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 16:10
I got Q 14 half right, may I guess again?

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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 16:12
Yes 


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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 16:28
Okay, thank you.

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Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 18:02
these questions are hard ...or am I just stupid

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Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 18:09
when submitting the second time, do we have to again answer the questions we answered the first time? (answered correctly)...sorry for the stupid question this is my first time doing this

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 18:13
Nope. just submit answers to questions that you haven't answered correctly.


Posted By: Achilles
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 18:16
when are you going to update the scores again. the last time you updated was 2 minutes before i entered my answers. :P

never mind



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Der Erste hat den Tod,
Der Zweite hat die Not,
Der Dritte erst hat Brot.

Fur immer frei und ungeteilt
-always free and undivided-



Posted By: cavalry4ever
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 22:38
Decebal has 2 points for Q5. Is this regular?


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 22:42
Nope, not regular. Approve


Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 22:54
wait..before I had #9 wrong and #10 right, now I have #9 right and #10 wrong..whats going on?

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2006 at 23:40
The current scores are correct for you for #9 and #10. Although I do make errors sometime, I don't think I could've miscored #10 since it has received very few replies. You submitted an answer for #10 at 6:19 EDT, but it was not the correct answer.

Feel free to PM me if you have any additional questions.


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 04:17

The results are much better than I imagined - kudos for all!  And Emperor Barbarossa, do tell me how you figured out the answer to 13! Wink



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"The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.�   ~ HG Wells
           


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 04:53
Ah, I am embarrasing myself here. Well, I have still 30 hours... to war.
 
I am more wondering of the correct answer to the 8th but...


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Posted By: Northman
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 08:41
This thread lost the formatting - looks weird Wacko
 
 


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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 09:12
Originally posted by poirot

The results are much better than I imagined - kudos for all!  And Emperor Barbarossa, do tell me how you figured out the answer to 13! Wink


LOLWell, definitely not from something related to you or anything!LOL


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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 09:14
Why do Clement and Rider have 2 points for some of their answers?

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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 10:07
Thanks i just played, Poirot really gave few tough questions, i answered almost half the questions, other questions were were much tricky, so i didnt bother with answer.But hope i score few points adlist, 6 and im happy

Tongue


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Bosnjaci,probudite se ili nestanite


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 10:20
We have two points because when we submitted for the second time, they counted up as correct and they were correct with the first, I assume this and it isn't certain, but I believe that that is the only logical assumption. Ofcourse this has to be changed, I wouldn't like to take 4 extra points...

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 11:15
Yeah, please don't submit it a second time once you've gotten it right.

Good to see you back, TJK. Haven't seen you in ages! Smile


Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 13:20
Good To see you TJK  but unfortunate that you choose this quiz to return from retirement cause I haven't had time to play but I did get to help scoreWink

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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 14:51
OuchWell i think i deserved adlist 5 points




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Bosnjaci,probudite se ili nestanite


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 15:17
Originally posted by Dawn

Good To see you TJK  but unfortunate that you choose this quiz to return from retirement cause I haven't had time to play but I did get to help scoreWink
 
Indeed, thats too bad, Dawn...I miss our old rivalry. As for my part, I can't dedicate as much time as I would have wanted on this quiz, due to work and a lot of other issues that take up my time...Cry


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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 15:32
Yes work does get in the way of the good things. This is my first missed quiz in a couple of years and work is my excuss as well.  As to competition but it looks like TJK is giving you a real battle along with the other usual suspects. Smile and I'll be back next time because Imperator did his usual magic so I can only see the answers to this quiz not the whole data base just in case I want to play next time. He really is very good at those things.  Scoring has its fun too cause I can say things like " na na I know the answer to that question that is driving you nuts and I'm not telling"LOL 

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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 15:41
Ok so this time instead of erasing the thread format I have 2 scoreboards  Wackothe bottem one is most recent and Imperator will fix my mess he always does.Smile

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Posted By: hugoestr
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 18:05
I am pretty sure that I got number 10 right, but I am not as sure that I submitted the information correctly. I have now. :)

So that I don't go crazy, the next time that someone looks at the results, please tell me if I got 10 it right or not :)

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 27-Jul-2006 at 18:25
Number 8 is actually a really stupid question and you'll laugh when you find out what the answer is. Wink


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 00:20
Scores updated (12:00 AM EDT), this will be the last time I can update scores until 12 PM EDT. 

Dawn, FYI when you update scores, delete the original table first and then paste in the new table. (Delete the stuff inside the post by control-A, then delete).

For the next quiz, I'll write a totally new TQ engine that will be easier to use (i.e. harder for moderators like me to make errors in scoring!) and will automatically update the scores to the forum. The quiz will then be able to run entirely by assistant moderators like Poirot and (in this quiz), Dawn.


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 05:37
Grr. When is it? Must post question and then I can even get 7 points... the first time...

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Posted By: TJK
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 10:50
Thanks for warm welcome Smile
In fact it is quite difficult to find the time, when I'm the father of 1-year child.  Fortunately my wife with son are on the  short trip, thus I could use  the opportunity  Wink
 


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 11:48
The second-to-last update for the first round has been posted.

For number 8 (a very offbeat question, I guess), the answer is looking for something that is uniquely common about the political history of all of the nations on the list. When it was written, one of the nations that logically should be in the list was deliberately left out to make the question more challenging (but I guess that wasn't a good idea after all, since only one person has correctly gotten it).

Tjk: So that's why you've been gone for so long. Now I see!



Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 13:10

Please delete this post. The message was same with the next post.



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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 13:10

Deliberatly sent wife off, to participate in the quiz... Tongue

I will see if my new assumption about Q8 is correct when the answers come but I will not post it.
 
Actually all ideas that are correct should be read as correct for they are correct.


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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 13:35
Round 1 has ended. Please wait for Round 2. Complete Answers will be posted shortly.

The answer to 8 is that all of them had "Alexander" as their ruler. However, I'm open to any reinterpretations.

I don't think "Golden Age," can be the correct answer because Rome was not in a Golden Age at that time. "Invasion," although vague, can possibly be  correct (I'd say about 50-50 for that one). TJK also had a fairly elaborate answer (that the period contained a series of rulers of the same name), and I'm leaning toward that as correct as well.

I apologize for any controversial questions. As I mentioned earlier, for the next quiz, I'll be working on improving the way the quiz is run.


Posted By: TJK
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 13:44
The answer to 8 is that all of them had "Alexander" as their ruler. However, I'm open to any reinterpretations.
I even hve consider this answer but Alexander was king of Poland starting from the year 1501 (exatly was elected 3rd November 1501)


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 13:50
Yes, I noticed that mistake too, although I was the only one that gave the "right" answer.  I just figured that it seemed like a pretty good answer and it didn't hurt to try...

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 13:51
Damn! you're right. I got Lithuania and Poland confused. It's also particularly bad that I had to be pointed out in this fasion since you're from Poland and leading on the scoreboard.
Unhappy Ouch Wacko Embarrassed

Number 8 will be removed then. 


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 14:14
Round 2 hints have been posted!

Round 1 bonus points were added, based on the percentage of correct responese of question answered in round 1. Only Decebal's score was affected.

Round 2 bonus is more complex. The scenarios for round 2 bonus points are as follows: Decebal will receive 1.8 points for question 12 if the question is correctly answered by at least one participant (TJK is leading 13 to 11.73, so the bonus = 2*(11.78/13) = 1.8). However, if the question is not answered by anyone, no bonus will be given for that question. 


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 14:47
Originally posted by Imperator Invictus

Damn! you're right. I got Lithuania and Poland confused. It's also particularly bad that I had to be pointed out in this fasion since you're from Poland and leading on the scoreboard.
Unhappy Ouch Wacko Embarrassed

Number 8 will be removed then. 
 
Not that I want to be a whiner here, but I did get the answer for that question even though there was a problem with it. I get to be the only one penalized here...


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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 15:05
Decebal,

Very Sorry for penalizing you there, Cry but I think it is best to remove the question because the intended answer was incorrect. On the converse, allowing the point would potentially lead to the argument that the point was given for an "incorrect" answer.

The good thing, though, is that question number 8, regardless of how it is scored, does not affect the outcome of the quiz going into round two.


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 15:26
I suppose there's not much I can do about it then... I'm kicking myself about the questions I didn't get in part 1 though. I was in the ballpark for all three of them, having localized the countries and historical period for each of the answers during my search, but not quite getting the exact answer. If only work didn't get in the way and I had more timeCry

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 15:47
I can assure you that I'm kicking myself even more for the errors so far on my part. LOL

BTW, good job at getting my question right!


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 17:46
Originally posted by Imperator Invictus


I don't think "Golden Age," can be the correct answer because Rome was not in a Golden Age at that time.
 
Quite possibly, but taking into account the well beings during the rule of Severus or whoever ruled until some 213 or 217, then it was better than earlier periods and later periods.


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Posted By: cavalry4ever
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 21:35

Could you do, for this round, updates more often?



Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 22:00
Scores have been updated again, but with no change from the previous update.

Updates are in 4 hour intervals in order to prevent brute guessing and so that people who live in the same time zone as I do not receive too much of an advantage.


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 02:42
Decebal has 2 points for Q15.

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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 08:23
Yes round 2 questions are worth 2 points.

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 08:26
Grrr. Unfair... Well, good luck for Decebal.
 
Round 3 questions worth 3 points?


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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 08:32
Ok but there are no questions in round 3 Wink

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 12:34
Only 1 and a half hours left! 


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 14:28
That's all! Thanks for playing, everyone. Please vote for your favorite question. Any additional comments are welcomed. Smile

Awards will be given tomorrow. It looks like Decebal has this one! Congratulations!

Question 12 was in many ways similar in topic to the Benovsky question of the previous TQ (which was also a very difficult one). Also, I have to say I'm happy that a lot of people got the Zenobia question right... except Emperor Barbarossa who also on staff for the Magazine project. Wink

Answers to Round two questions:

Q12. I was a soldier who suffered a grievous wound while fighting for his empire. I left the army and carved out an "empire" for myself in a remote corner of the world. My successors governed this empire for over a hundred years, until they ceded it to the empire that I originally fought for. Who am I, and what was the "empire" that I carved out called? (Hint: He was born in Europe. His "empire" under his sucessors was ceeded some time in the 20th century. He has also inspired a fictional character of a famous writer who also wrote about a trip upriver.)
  • Answer: James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (in modern-day Malaysia).  He was granted the title and territory by the Sultan of Brunei in 1841 for his invovlement in local affairs. His sucessors ruled the territory until it was ceeded to the British Empire in 1946. His character formed the basis for the book Lord Jim of Joseph Conrad.

    (Moderator's Note: the only correct answer was only partially correct, resulting in 1 point. Thus, the bonus given to Decebal was .90 rather than 1.8).
Q15. When his father died, he became the ruler of a magnificent city, capital of his empire. However, he did not like the location of his capital and decided to move it to another city. Since the new capital needed people, he decided to move the population from the old capital to the new. The project was a disaster and many people died in the relocation. Later, he attempted an economic reform of his kingdom but failed miserably. For such reasons, he has gone down history with an exceedingly unfavorable reputation. Who was he?
  • Answer: Mohammad bin Tughlaq of the Delhi Sultanate in India. During his rule, he attempted to move the capital away from Delhi, which failed miserably due to the inadequecy of the new location. He also attempted to introduce token currency into his Sultanate, which failed as well.



Posted By: TJK
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 16:25
Congratulations for all participants and especially for Decebal !
 
As for best questions I would split my vote between 2 questions from second round  (Q12,Q15) and .. Q7. Before I regonize that "seafaring business" could be piracy I have learn at least 10 biografies of most important womens from the age of Queen Elizabeth LOL 


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 17:59
Originally posted by Imperator Invictus

Also, I have to say I'm happy that a lot of people got the Zenobia question right... except Emperor Barbarossa who also on staff for the Magazine project. Wink
 
Neither did I get it right.. Magazine project doesn't seem to help. Just don't put any Hadrian questions into the next Quiz...
 
Favourite: definetly Q8, so much fun. (Not making fun, it was a good question).  Ofcourse, I didn't know the answer to Q14 and I looked up for Genghis Khan and Attila, seeing these two weren't correct I just by accident wrote Tamerlane... what great luck.


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Posted By: Paul
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 20:58
Maybe in future we should have pro-league for the likes of Decebel, Dawn, TJK and so and amateur league for the rest of us mere mortals.
 
 
Great quiz though and thanks to Invictus for all the hard work.....


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Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2006 at 21:42
Originally posted by Paul

Maybe in future we should have pro-league for the likes of Decebel, Dawn, TJK and so and amateur league for the rest of us mere mortals.


I second that...


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 03:05
Originally posted by Paul

Maybe in future we should have pro-league for the likes of Decebel, Dawn, TJK and so and amateur league for the rest of us mere mortals.
 
I third that. Quite an idea but hard in reality, isn't it? Ofcourse, with 3 persons the ProLeague wouldn't be nothing much... Fortunately there are some more skilled persons.


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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 09:19
This questioned i deserve adlist 1/2 points and here it is

Goes some like this

Was married for third time to a man 30 years my senior who  i gave child and eventually killed me

Im sorry to say closes i got was

Poppapea roman queen

3 wife of Nero
Had lavish parties
Was killed by her husband

Why even though i made mistake, different person i dont get 1/2 points

Sorry but if you count the facts of clues i guessed and this was more of puzzle then question i think i deserve adlist 1/2 points on that




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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 09:22
Well, but she didn't have a competition for which woman could bear out more men...

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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 09:24
This curse wont do , sorry for those who asked quetion

England in 1931 wasnt at war, but it would be soon, 9 years later
Soviet Union already waged war.Why this and not that?


Curse of Tutan-hka-mon is rather more realiable curse then Timurlane

So this was puzzle i answered good, if you think that Soviet Union war started in 1941 June 22  with Barbarossa you are mistaken.Soviet Union waged war before that period.

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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 09:31
Lavish parties, would imply orgies or they just ate grapes?

It said she had lavish parties?

Parties in Rome, that were Lavish were orgies, or perhaps Gladiator fighting

1)Third marriage
2)Husband killed her
3)Lavish party
4)Used second marriage to gain throne, as she did To third
5)Gave birth to Emperor child
6)30 years younger then him

Wink-Wink-Wink out of 6 i got all the clues?

Sorry this was puzzle and even though i didnt get the right name, i would want, and no insult 1/2 points for that

Same with Curse of Tutan-khamom

Operation Barbarossa started in June 22 1941

It was supposed to be started in March 1941
But difficulties in Yugoslavia from 6 April 1941, made slight Changes of Hitler plans

War with Finland was in 1940
Finish war, where people died

If author implies that war started in 1941 with Soviet Union, he is mistaken

Am i now gonna get banned, for speaking truth, or be rewarded as i should adlist point, or maybe more

Those two questions deserve 1/2 points each adlist

This was puzzle and i solved that





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Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 09:47
Congratulations to everyone, especially TJK, who really gave me a heck of a run. It was fun....
 
As for that pro-league, maybe we could have a second stage of the quiz, with only the top 5 people or so allowed to compete.


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 10:21
Better idea, Decebal. Then someone would see true competition... ofcourse if all questions would be made by Poirot and you and Dawn and TJK in the top then it would be truly interesting.

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 10:24
Originally posted by violentjack

Lavish parties, would imply orgies or they just ate grapes?

It said she had lavish parties?

Parties in Rome, that were Lavish were orgies, or perhaps Gladiator fighting

1)Third marriage
2)Husband killed her
3)Lavish party
4)Used second marriage to gain throne, as she did To third
5)Gave birth to Emperor child
6)30 years younger then him

Wink-Wink-Wink out of 6 i got all the clues?
 
These are not puzzles but simple questions: the question was:
 
I am the third wife of a Roman emperor, who was more than 30 years my senior. Legend has it I once challenged a famous Roman prostitute to a competition: to see who would wear out more men. I was executed by my husband, the emperor, when he was convinced that I plotted to overthrow him with my lover. Who am I?

The husband did not kill her, he had her killed. It is not said that she gave birth to the child of the Emperor. And you have nothing about prostitutes, so you are wrong!!!!!!!




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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 11:02
I protest . A quizz with only questions made by poirot would be a nightmare. I would be searching in circles for hours with no idea of where to find the correct answer. Wacko 
 
 


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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 11:02
I said question from 14 around  10 were puzzles

I solved all of those

Had her or killed her, how do you know?
Were you alive then?
Im being robed here, as i think all clues match

Same with curse of Timurlenk

Author of this site that asked that question should have learned a few about Finish wars of 1940 before he put that question

If i knew puzzle were allowed, i would ask such a question, you wouldnt guess in million years.I see im being treated badly, so i will leave






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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 11:09
It was told in the question that the Emperor had her executed. That means he didn't kill her himself. Do you really think the Emperor kills anyone?
 
Dawn: That is actually the plotline for the next TQ, Poirot posts twelve questions about everything (that makes us search for weeks, not hours) and I post four extremely difficult questions about Estonian history (which can't be answered because there are no replies for such in the internet) and Poirot wins. Easy.


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Posted By: Paul
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 12:22
Originally posted by Decebal

 
As for that pro-league, maybe we could have a second stage of the quiz, with only the top 5 people or so allowed to compete.
 
We could have a second stage, with only the top 5 forbidden from competing.


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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 15:10
Ahhh make it a round robin affair might be fun.   Paul are you by chance  carlos alter ego?
 
 
Rider: you are an evil man Confused


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Posted By: TJK
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 16:13
Dawn: That is actually the plotline for the next TQ, Poirot posts twelve questions about everything (that makes us search for weeks, not hours) and I post four extremely difficult questions about Estonian history (which can't be answered because there are no replies for such in the internet) and Poirot wins. Easy.
It seems I should add to my bookshelf some books like that:
http://www.poczytaj.pl/index.php?sesja=7824026271&akcja=czytaj_wiecej&ksiazka=14742 - http://www.poczytaj.pl/index.php?sesja=7824026271&akcja=czytaj_wiecej&ksiazka=14742
 


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2006 at 21:18
Total Quiz XII Awards
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Moderator's Awards


The new player award goes to...

Emperor Barbarossa
for outstanding performance as a first-time participant


The award for the "best answer" goes to to...

Yan
For his answer to question 16: "I. The Black Knight II. King Artus (source: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)"


The Question Writer's award goes to...

Decebal
For Question 12, which displayed both challenge and intrigue.


Total Quiz XII Main Award

The Winner of Total Quiz XII, for having the most points goes to...

Decebal
Congratulations!

For winning the Total Quiz, Decebal has been given an image to display in his signature.


Congratulations to all winners and I hope you enjoyoed the Total Quiz!

Acknowledgments
In addition, I would like to thank assistant moderators Dawn and Poirot for their assistance in operating this quiz and in question writing.


It's actually been over one year since I've been moderator for the TQ, so I'm actually looking to step out for the next one. I am not sure who will take over as of now. Poirot said that he was interested but communication has been slow since he's busy in India at the moment. Most likely, they'll also be an assistant role (like Dawn's for this quiz and Poirot's for the previous) to help score the quiz and write questions. If you're interested, let me know through PM. (Priority will be given to veteran participants and strong question writers). I'll also be writing a new software script for the TQ that will be much more flexible and easy to use for the new moderators who will take over.

There were some questions regarding a few questions written by Poirot. I will have to wait until he gets back (which I'm sure he will tomrrow) in order to re-evaluate some of the scores.

Finally, I think this was a fun TQ and I'm glad we had a lot of participants this time. Thank you all for playing! We will have another in three months, so please check back!


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 08:02
Originally posted by TJK

[QUOTE=rider]
Dawn: That is actually the plotline for the next TQ, Poirot posts twelve questions about everything (that makes us search for weeks, not hours) and I post four extremely difficult questions about Estonian history (which can't be answered because there are no replies for such in the internet) and Poirot wins. Easy.
It seems I should add to my bookshelf some books like that:
http://www.poczytaj.pl/index.php?sesja=7824026271&akcja=czytaj_wiecej&ksiazka=14742%5b/quote - http://www.poczytaj.pl/index.php?sesja=7824026271&akcja=czytaj_wiecej&ksiazka=14742[/quote ]
 
Historia Estonii? It says two numbers that I could understand 1987-1991. So is this only about that period?
 
Great reading anyways. So it wouldn't be bad... to add.


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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 09:59
Some Roman emperors were killers off and on the field.

So, how should i know
I would wanted adlist 3/4 points more to 4/3/4 , because i think, its not about me being first since i cant, i deserved adlist bit more points, on grant


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Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 10:32
Originally posted by violentjack


Operation Barbarossa started in June 22 1941

It was supposed to be started in March 1941
But difficulties in Yugoslavia from 6 April 1941, made slight Changes of Hitler plans

War with Finland was in 1940
Finish war, where people died

If author implies that war started in 1941 with Soviet Union, he is mistaken

Am i now gonna get banned, for speaking truth, or be rewarded as i should adlist point, or maybe more

Those two questions deserve 1/2 points each adlist

This was puzzle and i solved that

 
No, the author says that a great calamity threatened those who opened the tomb. Was the Soviet Union attacking Finland a great catastrophe for the Soviets? Was any of the earlier war a calamity for the Soviets? No, the only great calamity for the Soviets was Nazi Germany attacking them, not the start of the war itself.
 
As for Tutankhamen's curse, the question says explicitly that the curse befell the nation, and not simply the people who opened the tomb. Was Britain in danger from a calamity as a result of "King Tut's curse"?
 
And no, you're not going to "get banned for speaking truth"; but maybe you should consider that it is you who read the question wrong.


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Posted By: Emperor Barbarossa
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 11:02
"The new player award goes to...

Emperor Barbarossa
for outstanding performance as a first-time participant"

I did not expect to be anywhere near the top 10 in my first quiz. I guess I got lucky.LOL


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Posted By: violentjack
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 18:41
And Poppaea isnt worthy adlist 1/2 points here is why

Just name you 5 good reasons why i deserve 1/2 points

1) Used second marriage to gain power into third marriage
2)Was 30 years younger then her third husband emperor
3)Gave birth to his child
4)Was executed by her husband
5)Had lavish parties, which could mean, they watched cartoon network, or i dont know what lavish parties were then

All clues and i researched wikipedia, and many sources point to her
Its not my bad, some other woman used to do same things, and had same ammount of marriages, was 30 years younger then emperor

i think i adlist deserve 4/1/2 points and not 4




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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 20:48
Poppaea isn't correct because she was the second wife of Nero, not the third, and was only 7 years younger than Nero.

Also, partial points are only given if the answer given is only one part of a multi-part answer. Partial points cannot be given if the answer is correct to some part of the clue but not to another. For example, if the answer requires both "Jefferson" and "Adams" and you only give "Jefferson," then .5 points will be given. But if the question has 5 clues and you find an answer that fits 4 of the clues but is incorrect for the remaining 1, the answer cannot be considered correct and partial points cannot be given.

I hope that's clear, and I'm sorry for any misunderstandings you might have had.


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 04-Aug-2006 at 01:16
Please submit any questions about my questions to me for extra evaluation.
 
Anyways, a great TQ!  Congratulations to Decebal and TJK on a superb performance, again!  Congratulations to Barbarossa (Hint: one of the answers to the questions is the nickname of a fellow AE member) for a job well done.  And last, congratulations to Imperator Invictus and Dawn for excellent moderating work!


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