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Trivia Time: Colour Edition

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
We are getting into winter and though Christmas is colorful, it can be a dreary month. Looking out my window its grey and soggy and no snow. What a bummer. So lets put some colour into our lives!


The theme this week is colours! And here are our 10 bright categories!

1. Red – Questions about classic novels
2. Orange – Questions about fruit
3. Yellow – Questions about cowardice
4. Green – Questions about novices
5. Blue – Questions about hurricanes
6. Indigo – Questions about book stores
7. Violet – Questions about flowers
8. Black – Questions about Jack Black
9. White – Questions about Jack White
10. Brown = Questions about the Cleveland Browns

Here are week one's prismic questions!

Week 1

1. Which Jane Austen novel was originally to be titled First Impressions?
2. Name one of the three fruits that bares the title “King of Fruits.”
3. The word cowardice origins from the Old French word coart which, in part, is related to which body part?
4. What is the name of an apprentice Jedi?
5. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must occur in one of which two oceans?
6. Which novelist referred to the Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company as "Stratford-on-Odéon"?
7. What is the name for the small green petal-like structures at the base of the flower?
8. What is the only feature film that Jack Black earned a writing credit, which bombed and prompted Jack never to write a feature screenplay again?
9. What instrument did White play while a member of the alt-country band Goober and the Peas?
10. What appears on the helmets of Cleveland Brown players?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. Which Jane Austen novel was originally to be titled First Impressions?
Pride and Prejudice
2. Name one of the three fruits that bares the title “King of Fruits.”
Pineapple, Mango, Durian
3. The word cowardice origins from the Old French word coart which, in part, is related to which body part?
Tail
4. What is the name of an apprentice Jedi?
Padawan
5. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must occur in one of which two oceans?
Atlantic and Pacific (specifically northeastern)
6. Which novelist referred to the Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company as "Stratford-on-Odéon"?
James Joyce
7. What is the name for the small green petal-like structures at the base of the flower?
Sepals
8. What is the only feature film that Jack Black earned a writing credit, which bombed and prompted Jack never to write a feature screenplay again?
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
9. What instrument did White play while a member of the alt-country band Goober and the Peas? Drums
10. What appears on the helmets of Cleveland Brown players?
None. The logo-less helmet itself is a logo

Kirin - 7 Points
Violent Vixen - 7 Points
Rascally Badger - 6 Points
Little Sampson - 4 Points
Captain Blasto - 4 Points
Hot Fuzz - 2 Points

1. What 1920s novel was set in the fictional town of West and East Egg?
2. What fruit was originally called naranj and narang prior to being renamed?
3. What is the monument at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK that commemorates the 306 British Army and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for desertion and other capital offences during World War I?
4. A samanera is a novice male monk in which religion?
5. How many storm names are generated by the WMO for a year?
6. Which is the only existing book store that was once part of New York City’s “Book Row”?
7. Which flowers are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds?
8. For which film did Jack Black film a special video in front of 1000s of screaming fans to convince Led Zeppelin to let them use “Immigrant Song” in their movie?
9. What band made the song ‘Thank You Jack White (for the Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)’?
10. What team was supposed to be the entire Browns team relocated to another city but was later reclassified as an “expansion team”?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
For number 5 on this one, are we talking just hurricanes, or all storms worldwide?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I was going with hurricanes. Double checking, I should specify this is actually specifically for Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms, as there seems to be a who different set with a slightly different system. If you miss this post, I'll accept answers for either hurricane based system due to the oversight on my part.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. What 1920s novel was set in the fictional town of West and East Egg?
The Great Gatsby

2. What fruit was originally called naranj and narang prior to being renamed?
Orange. It was eventually named orange and then THE COLOR WAS NAMED AFTER THE FRUIT! Weird, huh?

3. What is the monument at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK that commemorates the 306 British Army and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for desertion and other capital offences during World War I?
The Shot at Dawn Memorial

4. A samanera is a novice male monk in which religion?
Buddhism

5. How many storm names are generated by the WMO for a year
21 (Atlantic) 26 (Pacific). My mistake but I made up for it.

6. Which is the only existing book store that was once part of New York City’s “Book Row”?
The Strand

7. Which flowers are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds?
Roses

8. For which film did Jack Black film a special video in front of 1000s of screaming fans to convince Led Zeppelin to let them use “Immigrant Song” in their movie?
School of Rock

9. What band made the song ‘Thank You Jack White (for the Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)’?
The Flaming Lips

10. What team was supposed to be the entire Browns team relocated to another city but was later reclassified as an “expansion team”?
The Baltimore Ravens

Violent Vixen - 14 Points
Kirin - 13 Points
Rascally Badger - 11 Points
Captain Blasto - 10 Points
Hot Fuzz - 9 Points
Little Sampson - 9 Points

1. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the name of the room in which citizens are tortured into compliance?
2. What is the most consumed fruit in the world?
3. Which Hun ruler said “To defend oneself by alliance is proof of cowardice”?
4. In the U.S. Figure Skating Association, “novice” refers to skill level but what does “novice” refer to in the International Skating Union?
5. What are the name for aircrews that fly into tropical cyclones to gather weather data?
6. Which famous book store chain began as Arthur Hinds & Company?
7. Which royal is paid one daffodil a year as rent for their lands on the Island of Sicily and off the coast of Cornwall?
8. Jack Black’s first acting role involved him appearing in a commercial for which video game in 1982?
9. For what film did Jack White and Alicia Keyes make the song “Another Way to Die”?
10. What was the nickname of the 1980 Browns team?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Apropos of Nothing, I'm doing trivia RIGHT NOW. I meant to give you guys a heads up but I spaced. If you want to help, watch this and send me some PMs or something!

 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the name of the room in which citizens are tortured into compliance?
Room 101

2. What is the most consumed fruit in the world?
Mangos

3. Which Hun ruler said “To defend oneself by alliance is proof of cowardice.”
Attila

4. In the U.S. Figure Skating Association, “novice” refers to skill level but what does “novice” refer to in the International Skating Union?
Age

5. What are the name for aircrews that fly into tropical cyclones to gather weather data?
Hurricane Hunters

6. Which famous book store chain began as Arthur Hinds & Company?
Barnes and Noble

7. Which royal is paid one daffodil a year as rent for their lands on the Island of Scilly and off the coast of Cornwall?
Prince Charles

8. Jack Black’s first acting role involved him appearing in a commercial for which video game in 1982?
Pitfall!

9. For what film did Jack White and Alicia Keyes make “Another Way to Die”?
Quantum of Solace

10. What was the nickname of the 1980 Browns team?
The Kardiac Kids

Violent Vixen - 19 Points
Rascally Badger - 16 Points
Captain Blasto - 15 Points
Kirin - 13 Points
Hot Fuzz - 9 Points
Little Sampson - 9 Points

1. What was the name of the book that was promoted as a “sequel” to To Kill a Mockingbird?
2. What kind of vehicles are used to air dry cherries?
3. Thomas James Highgate is the first British soldier to be shot for desertion. During what war did this happen?
4. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, who may clothe a novice (as in, give allow a candidate to become a novice)?
5. Between what months is hurricane season?
6. What mystery novel involves the blackmailing of a bookseller named Arthur Geiger?
7. From what object do gladiolus get their name?
8. What dark comedy film did Black star as real life murderer Bernhardt Tiede II, whom Black visited in prison while researching his role?
9. In addition to the Third Man Records label, Jack White also created and runs what kind of business, also called Third Man?
10. What action by Dwayne Rudd at a point where the team would have cemented a win cost the Browns their 2002 season opener?
 
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Nich

stuck in baby prison
(he/him)
this was the second time that Team Hot Fuzz just forgot to turn in our answers. we might not be cut out for this whole trivia time thing!
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Welp, I didn't so much forget as I spent an entire week not logged on to TT due to vacation.
 
I'm honestly shocked that more mangoes are consumed than Tomatoes. I would not have guessed that. Is there a list somewhere?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I'm honestly shocked that more mangoes are consumed than Tomatoes. I would not have guessed that. Is there a list somewhere?
Unfortunately, I can't find my original source and looking it up again, I see conflicting reports: many say mango but just as many say tomato... and specifically put mango at #5. For my failure on this one, you definitely get an extra point, though while tomato is a top fruit, I would buy that there are places in the world where it is less popular. I will say, of the two, tomatoes is more likely to have numbers attached.
 
Unfortunately, I can't find my original source and looking it up again, I see conflicting reports: many say mango but just as many say tomato... and specifically put mango at #5. For my failure on this one, you definitely get an extra point, though while tomato is a top fruit, I would buy that there are places in the world where it is less popular. I will say, of the two, tomatoes is more likely to have numbers attached.
Spouse and I argued extensively about mangoes versus tomatoes so pleased we were both right.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. What was the name of the book that was promoted as a “sequel” to To Kill a Mockingbird? Go Set A Watchman
2. What kind of vehicles are used to air dry cherries? Helicopters
3. Thomas James Highgate is the first British soldier to be shot for desertion. During what war did this happen? World War I
4. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, who may clothe a novice (as in, give allow a candidate to become a novice)? Hegumen (abbot)
5. Between what months is hurricane season? June through November
6. What mystery novel involves the blackmailing of a bookseller named Arthur Geiger? The Big Sleep
7. From what object do gladiolus get their name? Gladius (sword)
8. What dark comedy film did Black star as real life murderer Bernhardt Tiede II, whom Black visited in prison while researching his role? Bernie
9. In addition to the Third Man Records label, Jack White also created and runs what kind of business, also called Third Man? Upholstery (furniture)
10. What action by Dwayne Rudd at a point where the team would have cemented a win cost the Browns their 2002 season opener? Helmet toss. Dude tossed his helmet. Cost the team the game.

Violent Vixen - 25 Points
Rascally Badger - 22 Points
Captain Blasto - 20 Points
Kirin - 13 Points
Little Sampson - 12 Points
Hot Fuzz - 11 Points
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Violent Vixen wins the day! Happy colours (sorry, usually I'd make more of a to-do of this but its been a busy day). Congrats to the winning team.
 
9. In addition to the Third Man Records label, Jack White also created and runs what kind of business, also called Third Man? Upholstery (furniture)
I read this one out to @Lumber Baron and started saying my potential joke answers. Then he immediately said upholstery and I was baffled, but apparently it came up in an interview with him on a show he happened to see?! So random.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Whooops, I had answers half typed up for the last week but forgot to submit them! Only would've gotten 5 or 6 more points though, so it wouldn't have made a difference. (I was guessing "penalty for excessive celebration" for the last question, not sure if that was close enough.)
 
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