Thursday, 2 June 2016

Kraft Dinner (macaroni and cheese in a box) is very popular in Canada, where it's widely known as simply 'KD'

Exciting times! Occasional team-mate (and our regular quizmaster, no less) the left-fielder went to a quiz (without us, the cad), and offered to write a special guest Ones That got Away! You'll find their missed questions, excuses, and alternative questions below. I've even got to play along myself, so you have an extra target to beat. (You may also learn, given the difficulty of some of these for non-Canadians, why we only went to this quiz once...)

Your targets this week:

1+ out of 12: Well done, you beat us!
4+ out of 12: Well done, you beat the statistician!
6+ out of 12: We'd have won with you on our team!

The attendees
1) The left-fielder
2) The mac-and-cheese eater

The ones that got away 
1) How many boroughs are there in Montreal?
2) For 1 point each, name the four divisions of the National Hockey League before they were renamed in 1993.
3) What sport divides play into "chukkas"?
4) Botts' dots are sometimes used to divide what?
5) For 1 point each, name the three people pictured: they discovered penicillin, were a supermodel, and the 20th century writer who wrote The Doors of Perception about mescaline trips respectively. Each name contains an X.
6) What is the capital of Ghana? Starts and ends with the letter A.
7) Where are the Montgomery glands located? Starts and ends with letter A.

Question 5

The answers

The left-fielder's excuses

How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more points)? Would you have beaten the statistician (3 or more points)? Would you have helped us win (6 or more points)? Let the world know with the poll below, then read on for my alternative questions (loosely) inspired by this week's Ones That Got Away!

Our alternative questions
1) Toronto famously (now) has six boroughs, which is why Canadian poet laureate Drake (lol) calls the city The 6ix. Three are Etobicoke, Scarborough, and Old Toronto. The other three are East/North/(unprefixed) What? Four letters.
2) When the NHL merged in the late 70s with the WHA, four teams entered the league. Of those four, one is still in its original location, while the other three have since relocated to Colorado, Carolina, and Arizona respectively. What are those four merger teams? 1 point each.
3) A question that sums up all of my knowledge of Polo pretty succinctly: who makes Polo Sport brand men's cologne?
4) Two of my favourite Dots growing up were Dot Warner and Dot Matrix. From what TV shows were these two characters? 1 point each.
5) The pictures on the right show two other people with an X in their name: The first, "the first computer-generated TV host", and the second, an animator and director. Who are they? 1 point each.
6) What is the only country that starts and ends with the letter A, whose capital ALSO starts and ends with the letter A?
7) What region (province, state, etc)'s capital is Montgomery? It also starts and ends with the letter A.

Question 5

The answers

How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!

1 comment:

  1. I thought my quiz general knowledge is better, on The ones that got away I've managed to beat you tho:> but only scored 3 on the alternative questions.