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jackles
18-03-09, 19:00
Now remember!!!!
Non participating members are not allowed to post answers and/or hints in this thread.

This thread is for answers from each team. Make sure that you have chosen one team member to post your teams answers.

*Edit*
In all teams there is at least one member from around the GMT timezone, give and take a couple of hours.
You don't have to post your answers 12 hours in advance so that other teams can copy them. As long as they are written out, you can press the "post reply" button, just minutes before the deadline (but I would give it a little more, just to be on the safe side).
This would not give other teams enough time to check your answers on Google etc. and/or compare them to those of the other teams.
But if it gives you peace of mind, feel free to send a pm, but make sure it meets the requirements laid out by jackles' edit in the other thread (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=3535071&postcount=1)


You now have the choice of pming all three of us with your team answers so that we can post them BUT you must add Gabi, Mr.Burns and myself jackles as the recipients. We may not all be around to post so if you only send to one of us then you could miss out. Only one team member can pm the answers. Please confer with your team prior to posting as we will only accept your first answer. Don't forget this is a TEAM event until the final. Or you can still post your answers on the thread before the closing time. Make sure that you include your team name in your post! :)

Please do not edit your answers because we will be able to read any edits and it will be regarded as cheating. Make sure that you have posted exactly what you want to say. Your first answers will be the only ones that will be accepted.

The closing time for posting answers to part 1 is 8.00 pm GMT 19th March 2009.

Ladies and gentlemen...strap in those seat belts...grab your weapons and start searching....May the best team win. Good hunting!

Day one Music:

Music:

1. Mozart is known for his numerous works. While in Milan during the year 1770, what opera did Mozart write?

2. In musical compositions, what term describes a quick, lively or bright pace?

3. Aaron Copland's "Hoe Down" was used in a commcercial for what food?

4.Aerosmith broke up in the late 1970's. When that happened, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford left. Who replaced them?

5. On January 11 1963 what single did the Beatles release in the UK?

6. Jaws. Star Wars. ET. Harry Potter. The current Olympic theme. All of these were written by the same composer. Who is this person?

7. A member of the Eurythmics, this person has had a distinguished career including recording a song for a recently released,
Oscar winning film. Who is this person?

8. Kleenex is to tissues. Xerox is to photocopying. Tivo is to digital video recording. What company's name is synonymous with
elevator music?

9. Commonly used by audiophiles, this technique is used to split the high and low frequencies sent to a speaker over two separate
sets of wires. With the idea of improved quality, what is the name of this technique?

10. All members of Linkin Park were born in California except for which member?

11. Prominently featured in the current season of Battlestar Galactica, what song, responsible for switching on
the Final Five cylons has been performed by by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, U2, Prince and Neil Young, just to name a few?

12. Featured in the first Tomb Raider movie, the song "Terra Firma" was written by what group ?

Mr.Burns
19-03-09, 00:01
A clarification on question ten: Three of the current members of Linkin Park were not born in California. Which three?

Mr.Burns
19-03-09, 19:14
Round two, Movies....

FIGHT!!!

:D

1: What's the term for a movie that is set in time before a previously released movie in the same series?

2: Which movie used the most extras in history?

3: The American movie rating 'PG-13' was spawned after an outcry over movies that parental groups said should have fallen between 'PG' and 'R'. Which movies were they?

4: Where:

F = focal length of lens
N= f stop number
Cc = circle of confusion

Explain what this formula is used to determine:

http://www.dofmaster.com/files/equations/h_prime.gif

This does relate to movies and is a critical element to the production process.

5:This is regarding a specific actor. He has been in over two hundred movies, rarely plays a protagonist, has worked with the likes of Ian McKellen,
Peter Cushing, Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, just to name a few. He's played an immortal, a villian of agents and a character who ticks off some
shrubs. Who is this prolific actor?

6: In Transformers the movie, what is the species of Bobby Bolivia's bird?

7: What is the name of the first movie to focus on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" story line, what year did it come out (not us release) and who starred in the lead role?

8:George Lucas, the man responsible for Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, just to name a few decided to come up with a
set of guidelines and requirements to ensure a movie theater will produce accurate sound and video. What is the name of the program and what is the origin of the name?

9: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, what was the most expensive set created for the film?

10: In Tomb Raider (the movie), Lara accuses Alex of stealing some prayer wheels. Which game are they from?

11: What is a best boy Grip and what does a Grip do?

12: What is the name of the most common scream in movie history?

Bonus question (just for fun): finish the quote: "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

Mr.Burns
19-03-09, 20:00
Answers to the music section:

1. Mozart is known for his numerous works. While in Milan during the year 1770, what opera did Mozart write?

Mitridate Rè di Ponto

2. In musical compositions, what term describes a quick, lively or bright pace?

Allegro.

3. Aaron Copland's "Hoe Down" was used in a commcercial for what food?

Beef.

4.Aerosmith broke up in the late 1970's. When that happened, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford left. Who replaced them?

Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay.


5. On January 11 1963 what single did the Beatles release in the UK?

"Please Please Me"

6. Jaws. Star Wars. ET. Harry Potter. The current Olympic theme. All of these were written by the same composer. Who is this person?

John Williams.

7. A member of the Eurythmics, this person has had a distinguished career including recording a song for a recently released,
Oscar winning film. Who is this person?

Annie Lennox.

8. Kleenex is to tissues. Xerox is to photocopying. Tivo is to digital video recording. What company's name is synonymous with
elevator music?

Muzak.

9. Commonly used by audiophiles, this technique is used to split the high and low frequencies sent to a speaker over two separate
sets of wires. With the idea of improved quality, what is the name of this technique?

Bi-amping.

10. All members of Linkin Park were born in California except for which member?

Chester, dave farrell, Mr. Hahn

11. Prominently featured in the current season of Battlestar Galactica, what song, responsible for switching on
the Final Five cylons has been performed by by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, U2, Prince and Neil Young, just to name a few?

All along the Watchtower.

12. Featured in the first Tomb Raider movie, the song "Terra Firma" was written by what group?

Delerium.


The current scores are as thus:

Sunglasses: 12

Braids: 13

Uzis: 12

Gloves: 10

Boot: 11

artefacts: 12

flares: 13

pistols: 12

Revolvers: 12

backpacks: 13

Crossbows: 12

laralover_07
19-03-09, 20:02
Hey, can I ask if the mods got my PM regarding the Crossbow's answers, and if it was considered?

jackles
19-03-09, 20:07
Right..yes Gabi got it but you have to send it to all three of us at the same time. As it scraped in before the cutoff period we took your as you had the group answers.


The reason why we thought that teams were missing was because not all three of us recieved identical pm's. If a post is only sent to one of us and we are not around that day then your team will miss out.

Mr.Burns
19-03-09, 20:17
Question 9 is actually bi wiring. My mistake. :)

violentblossom
19-03-09, 20:22
Question 9 is actually bi wiring. My mistake. :)

i got it :jmp:

Punaxe
19-03-09, 20:24
How can groups have 13 points after 12 questions? :confused:

Hmm about question 4 of round 1: it was our finding that Jimmy Crespo replaced Richard Supa, who was actually the one to replace Joe Perry. Was this not correct?

And about question 10... How are points given here, if less than three are mentioned? Asking because the question was initially wrong and corrections may not have been heard by everyone.

And finally about question of 3 of the current round... There appear to be two movies credited with that.

violentblossom
19-03-09, 20:27
How can groups have 13 points after 12 questions? :confused:

Hmm about question 4 of round 1: it was our finding that Jimmy Crespo replaced Richard Supa, who was actually the one to replace Joe Perry. Was this not correct?

And about question 10... How are points given here, if less than three are mentioned? Asking because the question was initially wrong and corrections may not have been heard by everyone.

And finally about question of 3 of the current round... There appear to be two movies credited with that.

you got points per Linkin Park member i think

jackles
19-03-09, 20:30
There were two points for question number four which gave 13 points for the 12 questions.


Mr Burns had the article which gave the answer for that question so you will have to wait for him to get back to you.


The decision was to leave question 10 as one pointer to be fair to any teams who may have missed Mr.B's little error and only gave one answer.

laralover_07
19-03-09, 20:34
Hmm about question 4 of round 1: it was our finding that Jimmy Crespo replaced Richard Supa, who was actually the one to replace Joe Perry. Was this not correct?


Same here. We said.

Joe Perry was replaced by friend, Richard Supa, then Jimmy Crespo, and Brad Whitford by Rick Dufay

Because Crespo is more well known for replacing Perry, bur Perry was replaced by his friend Supa, first.

Mr.Burns
19-03-09, 21:56
How can groups have 13 points after 12 questions? :confused:

Hmm about question 4 of round 1: it was our finding that Jimmy Crespo replaced Richard Supa, who was actually the one to replace Joe Perry. Was this not correct?

And about question 10... How are points given here, if less than three are mentioned? Asking because the question was initially wrong and corrections may not have been heard by everyone.

And finally about question of 3 of the current round... There appear to be two movies credited with that.

It is true that Richard was a band member however it was only temporary until a replacement could be found. Additionally, Richard was primarily a songwriter, not an active band member. So, in that respect, I will acknowledge this point but given the fact that he was only a temporary replacement/fill in, he's exempt from the question.

Regarding question three on the current round, this question I checked with both former film students, professors and on the internet, yet what you refer to has been a point of contention. Everyone I have spoken to has all given the same response, to which I agree with. I will allow this one clarification on the question:

Which movie was considered the straw that broke the camel's back that pushed through the PG-13 rating?

EDIT: Correction regarding this question: Been bouncing it back and forth between a few people from my film school and since it's a bit of a deadlock on either one or two movies being the catalyst, we'll go with two.

So the revamped question:

Which TWO movies were credited as forcing the creation of the PG-13 rating?

Either one or both will earn full credit for the answer.

Mr.Burns
20-03-09, 13:36
FYI: That bonus question is, as I put it, just for fun so don't fret over it if you can't figure it out.

kristi
20-03-09, 18:46
Only one member to post all the answers for all days?
Or a member per day?(Different members can post the answers durig the days)

Punaxe
20-03-09, 18:54
Only one member to post all the answers for all days?
Or a member per day?(Different members can post the answers durig the days)

See:

That is upto your team. You could have a rota so that everyone gets a turn or some people may not be around some days. Just make sure that you have a backup in case of emergencies! So that you maybe have a team leader and a deputy leader? Upto you guys really.

Mr.Burns
20-03-09, 18:56
Time's almost up people and we're still waiting on two more teams. Tick tock, tick tock!

violentblossom
20-03-09, 18:57
did the backpacks get in?

laralover_07
20-03-09, 18:59
Here are the Crossbows answers!!

1. Prequel
2. Gandhi had over 300,000 extras during the funeral scene.
3. Gremlins & Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
4. The formula determines Hyperfocal Distance, the distance beyond where objects are of "acceptable" focus through a camera lens.
5. Christopher Lee
6. ñandú
7. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, released 1922, Max Schreck as Count Orlok
8. THX is the set of guidlines, created by George Lucas. The name references that of THX inventor Thomlinson Holman, the projects original label, Thomlinson Holman's Crossover (The X being a cross), and the title of an early George Lucas film, THX 1138.
9. The Atrium in the Ministry of Magic
10. Tomb Raider II
11. A grip has many jobs on set, such as building and managing equipment; Tripods, Tracks, Dollies, etc.
The Best Boy Grip has even more jobs; mainly directing other grips and equipment, hiring and firing personnel, coordinating the grip team with the electrical department, planning lighting and rigging schemes, and acting as a link between the grip team, and the unit production manager.
12. Wilhelm Scream.

Bonus Question. "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?" It was originally from a Star Trek book, but used as a joke in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The_Underworld
20-03-09, 19:01
Did you get the gloves?

Mr.Burns
20-03-09, 19:02
Did you get the gloves?


No.

Mad Tony
20-03-09, 19:03
What about the boots? I know I sent ours through to all of the mods.

Legend of Lara
20-03-09, 19:03
The Artefacts have sent in the answers, amirite? :D:o

stranger1992
20-03-09, 19:04
The Artefacts have sent in the answers, amirite? :D:o

yep I think JoelyMoley sent them in. :)

Gabi
20-03-09, 19:05
Got them all except for the gloves.
Counting down: 10 9 8 7

Love2Raid
20-03-09, 19:06
Oh no......:(

Joely-Moley
20-03-09, 19:06
yep I think JoelyMoley sent them in. :)

True :)

Gabi
20-03-09, 19:06
.....and here are the answers to round 2:


1: What's the term for a movie that is set in time before a previously released movie in the same series?
A: Prequel.

2: Which movie used the most movie extras in history?
A: Ghandi

3: The American movie rating 'PG-13' was spawned after an outcry over a certain movie that parental groups said should have fallen between 'PG' and 'R'. What was the movie?
A: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins

4: Explain what this formula is used to determine:
http://www.dofmaster.com/files/equations/h_prime.gif
This does relate to movies and is a critical element to the production process.
A: Hyperfocal distance

5: This is regarding a specific actor. He has been in over two hundred movies, rarely plays a protagonist, has worked with the likes of Ian McKellen,
Peter Cushing, Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, just to name a few. He's played an immortal, a villian of agents and a character who ticks off some
oversized shrubs with a temper. Who is this prolific actor?
A: Christopher Lee.

6: In Transformers the movie, what is the species of Bobby Bolivia's bird?
A: a ñandú, a flightless bird native to Bolivia and other parts of South America.

7: What is the name of the first movie to focus on Brahm Stoker's Dracula, what year did it come out (not us release) and who starred in the lead role?
A: Nosferatu, 1922, Max Schreck

8: George Lucas, the man responsible for Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, just to name a few decided to come up with a
set of guidelines and requirements to ensure a movie theater will produce accurate sound and video. In 1984 The Return of the Jedi was the first
movie to have been certified under this new program. What is the name of the program and what is the origin of the name?
A: THX, George's first movie THX1138, also acceptable is Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment.

9: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, what was the most expensive set created for the film?
A: The 200ft hallway for the Ministry of Magic

10: In Tomb Raider (the movie), Lara accuses Alex of stealing some prayer wheels. Which game are they from?
TR2, Dagger of Xian.

11: What is a best boy Grip and what does a Grip do?
A: The assistant to the Key Grip and the grip is in charge of lighting and rigging.

12: What is the name of the most famous scream in movie history?
A: Wilhelm scream.

Bonus question: finish the quote: What is the airspeed velocity of an unlaiden swallow?
A: What do you mean, African or European?


Questions for round 3, all about Tomb Raider

1. Which continent does Lara say is one of her favourites?

2. The word ‘tomb’ appears in the title of how many levels in the entire TR series? (do not consider TR1 & TRA separately)

3. What is the total number of T-Rexes to have been featured in all the TR games? (consider TR1 & TRA separately)

4. Which ability has Lara gained over the years, lost, then gained again?

5. Which are the only games in which Lara’s home forms a part of the actual game?

6. Name the levels from the first three TR games in which Lara has allies who actively help her out.

7. Though Lara was seen there very early on in her career, she didn’t see fit to make an extended stay until two games later. Which place is this?

8. Which of the following US states has Lara not visited?
New York, Alaska, California, Nevada

9. The first time you encounter me in this game, I must hit the bull’s eye thrice; the second time, my task is much easier; and the third time, I have acquired a twin.
Who am I?

10. In TRLR, while visiting Jean-Yves’s house in Alexandria, Lara does something rather ill-mannered, which Jean-Yves doesn’t like and gestures her to stop doing. What does Lara do?

11. Which of the following weapons do not appear in Tomb Raider Chronicles?
Shotgun, Grappling gun, Desert Eagle, Grenade Launcher, Heckler & Koch assault rifle, Harpoon gun, Uzis, MP5 assault rifle

12. What is Marco Bartoli’s father's address?
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Some of the questions will gain you more than 1 point when answered correctly.

The scores of round 2 will be posted as soon as we have put them all together.
Good luck to all for the new round. :D

Gabi
20-03-09, 19:31
And here are the scores for the teams:

The Sunglasses 28 points
1. Prequel

2. Ghandi

3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

4. Hyperfocal distance

5. Christopher Lee

6. A ñandú

7. Nosferatu, 1922, Max Schreck

8. THX Ltd. (Name originated from Lucas' early film THX 1138)

9. Atrium in the Ministry of Magic

10. Tomb Raider II

11. Best Boy Grip is an assistant to the Key Grip. A Grip's job is to specialise in lighting on the set, by working with the camera department as well as the technicians. They may also operate camera dollies.

12. Wilhelm Scream

The Braids 27 points

1: What's the term for a movie that is set in time before a previously released movie in the same series?
prequel

2: Which movie used the most extras in history?
Gandhi

3: The American movie rating 'PG-13' was spawned after an outcry over a certain movie that parental groups said should have fallen between 'PG' and 'R'. What were the movies?
"Gremlins" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

4: Explain what this formula is used to determine:
Field of depth

5: Who is this prolific actor?
Bill Nighy

6: In Transformers the movie, what is the species of Bobby Bolivia's bird?
ñandú (the spanish word for rhea)

7: What is the name of the first movie to focus on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" story line, what year did it come out (not us release) and who starred in the lead role?
Nosferatu, 4 March 1922, Max Schreck

8: What is the name of the program and what is the origin of the name?
THX, THX stands for Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment.THX was developed by Tomlinson Holman at George Lucas's company Lucasfilm in 1983 to ensure that the soundtrack for the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, would be accurately reproduced in the best venues. The distinctive crescendo used in the THX trailers, created by Holman's coworker James A. Moorer, is known as the "Deep Note".

9: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, what was the most expensive set created for the film?
The atrium in the Ministry of Magic

10: In Tomb Raider (the movie), Lara accuses Alex of stealing some prayer wheels. Which game are they from?
Tomb Raider 2, from the level in Tibet

11: What is a best boy Grip and what does a Grip do?
A best boy grip is the assistant to the key grip — the man or woman responsible for making sure cameras and lights are where they are supposed to be.Grips are technicians who work in film, interacting closely with two departments: the camera crew, and the lighting crew. Grips may be called on by the camera department to set up camera dollies, mounts, trailers, or cranes. In many parts of the world — including Australia and the United Kingdom — this is the extent of a grip’s purview. In the United States and other nations, however, grips also interact heavily with the lighting department and crew. Although union-job rules in the United States prohibit a grip from actually handling the lights, they work closely with the electricians who do that work. They also deal with light stands, nets, diffusion tents, bounces, flags, and large outdoor tents, all of which help focus, direct, diffuse, or cut off light.

12: What is the name of the most common scream in movie history?
Wilhelm Scream

Bonus: finish the quote: "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.


The Flares 28 points

1. a prequel

2. Gandhi

3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

4. Depth of field (DOF)

5. Christopher Lee

6. a ñandú

7. Nosferatu, a film released in Germany in 1922 and starring Max Schreck.

8. THX Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment. The name of the technology was chosen because it contained both a reference to Tomlinson Holman's name, and to Lucas's early film THX 1138.

9. Atrium in the Ministry of Magic

10. Tomb Raider II

11. Best boy grip is the person/crew that makes sure the cameras and lights are where they are supposed to be. A grip does lighting and rigging.

12. The Wilhelm Scream

Bonus: "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"


The Revolvers 27 points
1.prequel
2.Gandhi
3.Gremlins and Indiana Jones & the temple of doom
4.Hyperfocal distance (the focus distance of a lens with the maximum depth of field.)
5.Christopher Lee
6.Rhea (ñandú)
7.Nosferatu,1922,Max Schreck
8.THX System
9.the 200 foot-long hallway in the Ministry of Magic
10.Tomb Raider II
11.A best boy grip is the assistant to the key grip-the man or woman responsible for making sure cameras and lights are where they are supposed to be.Best boys are responsible for the daily running of the lighting or grip department.
hiring and scheduling of crew, the ordering and returning of lighting or grip equipment,
workplace safety, timecards, expendables, loading production trucks, planning
and implementing the lighting or rigging of locations and/or sound stages,
coordinating rigging crews and additional photography units (if applicable),
handling relations with the other production departments,
overseeing the application of union rules (if applicable),
and serving as the main daily representative of the department with the
unit production manager and coordinator of the film.

12.Wilhelm scream
13(bonus)"What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"


The Uzis 27 points

1. Prequel
2. Gandhi (1982)
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Gremlins (1984)
4. Hyperfocal distance
5. Grady Sutton
6. Ñandú
7. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922), Max Schreck
8. THX, "Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment" - Tomlinson Holman is the developer, who worked at the Lucasfilm company at the time.
9. The 200 foot-long hallway in the Ministry of Magic
10. Tomb Raider 2
11. The best boy grip is the assistant to the key grip, who in turn orchestrates light and camera logistics. The best boy grip's job varies depending on project size, from handling the equipment himself or orchestrating others to handle it.
12. The Wilhelm scream
Bonus: "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"


The Pistols 28 points

#1. Prequel

#2. Ghandi (1982), directed by Richard Attenborough (300.000 extras were used in the funeral scene)

#3. Gremlins (1984, directed by Joe Dante), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984, directed by Steven Spielberg)

#4. H stands for 'Hyperfocal distance'. The hyperfocal distance is the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp; that is, the focus distance with the maximum depth of field. When the lens is focused at this distance, all objects at distances from half of the hyperfocal distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp. So in cinematography it is important to use this formula when you want to know which part of the shot has to be sharp and what should be blurry. It depends on the lens used and the circle of confusion. It has all to do with calculating the camera's Depth of Field.

#5. Christopher Lee

#6. Nandu/Rhea

#7. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens ( Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror), year of release: 1922, lead actor: Max Schreck.

#8. THX. It stands for Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment. (The original name was Tom Holman's Crossover/Xover or the Tomb Holman eXperiment) It was developed in 1983 by Tomlinson Holman. The name was chosen for two reasons: 1. It referred to the name of the creator. 2. It referred to Lucas's movie THX 1138.

#9. The Atrium, in the Ministry of Magic

#10. Tomb Raider II (and later in Tomb Raider Legend as well)

#11. Grips are lighting and rigging technicians in the film and video industries (in the UK and Australia they are apparently not involved in lighting). Grips have two main functions. The first is to work closely with the camera department, especially if the camera is mounted to a dolly or crane. The second is to work closely with the electrical department to put in the lighting set-ups necessary for a shot. The Best Boy Grip assists the Key Grip (the Foreman) in logistical issues, such as scheduling crew and equipment rental.

#12. The Wilhelm Scream

Bonus
Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.


The Artefacts 24 points
1: What's the term for a movie that is set in time before a previously released movie in the same series?
Prequel

2: Which movie used the most extras in history?
Dickie Attenborough's 'Gandhi'

3: The American movie rating 'PG-13' was spawned after an outcry over a certain movie that parental groups said should have fallen between 'PG' and 'R'. What was the movie?
1)Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
2)The Flamingo Kid

4: Where:
F = focal length of lens
N= f stop number
Cc = circle of confusion

Explain what this formula is used to determine:

This does relate to movies and is a critical element to the production process.
Depth of Field

5:This is regarding a specific actor. He has been in over two hundred movies, rarely plays a protagonist, has worked with the likes of Ian McKellen,
Peter Cushing, Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, just to name a few. He's played an immortal, a villian of agents and a character who ticks off some
shrubs. Who is this prolific actor?
Christopher Lee

6: In Transformers the movie, what is the species of Bobby Bolivia's bird?
ñandú, a flightless bird native to Bolivia.


7: What is the name of the first movie to focus on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" story line, what year did it come out (not us release) and who starred in the lead role?
1993,Gary Oldman


8:George Lucas, the man responsible for Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, just to name a few decided to come up with a
set of guidelines and requirements to ensure a movie theater will produce accurate sound and video. What is the name of the program and what is the origin of the name?
THX-Tomlinson Holman's eXperiment-after the developer Tomlinson Holman

9: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, what was the most expensive set created for the film?
The atrium in the Ministry of Magic

10: In Tomb Raider (the movie), Lara accuses Alex of stealing some prayer wheels. Which game are they from?
Tomb Raider 2


11: What is a best boy Grip and what does a Grip do?
a best boy grip is the assistant to the key grip — the man or woman responsible for making sure cameras and lights are where they are supposed to be.
Grips are technicians who work in film, interacting closely with two departments: the camera crew, and the lighting crew.

12: What is the name of the most common scream in movie history?
Wilhelm scream.

Bonus question (just for fun): finish the quote: "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean, an African or European Swallow? :D
7200 rpm?

The Backpacks 27 points
1: Prequel

2: Gandhi, by Dickie Attenborough.

3: Watership Down and Dragonslayer.

4: Hyperfocal distance

5: Christopher Lee

6: nandu or common rhea.

7: "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens". It was released in 1922 with Max Schreck in the lead role.

8: THX sound system.

9: The atrium in the Ministry of Magic is the most expensive set in HP and the Order of the Phoenix.

10: Tomb Raider 2.

11: A best boy grip is the assistant of the key grip, who supervises the grips. The grips carry and arrange equipment, props, and elements of the setting and lighting.

12: The Wilhelm Scream

Bonus: “What do you mean? African or European swallow?”

The Boots 27 points

1)Prequel
2)Ghandi
3)Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
4)Hyperfocal distance
5)Christopher Lee
6)ñandú
7)Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens - 1922 (Berlin) - starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok
8)THX Orgin-the name is an acronym for Tomlinson Holman EXperiment. Tomlinson Holman is a sound technician and professor, and was the original inventor of the THX system.
9) The atrium of the Ministry of Magic
10)Tomb Raider 2
11) Best boys are responsible for the daily running of the lighting or grip department. In the simplest forms, they are assistants to their department head, the key grip.
Grips have two main functions. The first is to work closely with the camera department, especially if the camera is mounted to a dolly, crane or other unusual position. Some grips may specialize in operating camera dollies or camera cranes. The second is to work closely with the electrical department to put in the lighting set-ups necessary for a shot.
12)Wilhelm Scream

The Gloves 26 points
1: What's the term for a movie that is set in time before a previously released movie in the same series?

Prequel

2: Which movie used the most extras in history? Ghandi

3: The American movie rating 'PG-13' was spawned after an outcry over movies that parental groups said should have fallen between 'PG' and 'R'. Which movies were they?

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and Gremlins (1984)

4: Where:

F = focal length of lens
N= f stop number
Cc = circle of confusion

Explain what this formula is used to determine:
Hyperfocal distance - In optics and photography, hyperfocal distance is a distance beyond which all objects can be brought into an "acceptable" focus.


5:This is regarding a specific actor. He has been in over two hundred movies, rarely plays a protagonist, has worked with the likes of Ian McKellen,
Peter Cushing, Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, just to name a few. He's played an immortal, a villian of agents and a character who ticks off some
shrubs. Who is this prolific actor?

Christopher Lee

6: In Transformers the movie, what is the species of Bobby Bolivia's bird?
A ñandú - a flightless bird native to Bolivia and other parts of South America

7: What is the name of the first movie to focus on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" story line, what year did it come out (not us release) and who starred in the lead role?

Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (US/UK title: Count Dracula),
Release: April 3 1970 (West Germany),
Lead Role: Christopher Lee

8:George Lucas, the man responsible for Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, just to name a few decided to come up with a
set of guidelines and requirements to ensure a movie theater will produce accurate sound and video. What is the name of the program and what is the origin of the name?

THX - many believe the system to be named after THX1138, a student short that Lucas later made into a full length film.

9: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, what was the most expensive set created for the film?
The 200ft hall in the ministry of magic

10: In Tomb Raider (the movie), Lara accuses Alex of stealing some prayer wheels. Which game are they from?
TR 2

11: What is a best boy Grip and what does a Grip do?
Lighting and Rigging Technicians. they work with both the cameras and the electrical departments.

12: What is the name of the most common scream in movie history? Willhelm Scream

Bonus question (just for fun): finish the quote: "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
What do you mean? An African or European swallow?


The Crossbows 28 points

1. Prequel
2. Gandhi had over 300,000 extras during the funeral scene.
3. Gremlins & Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
4. The formula determines Hyperfocal Distance, the distance beyond where objects are of "acceptable" focus through a camera lens.
5. Christopher Lee
6. ñandú
7. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, released 1922, Max Schreck as Count Orlok
8. THX is the set of guidlines, created by George Lucas. The name references that of THX inventor Thomlinson Holman, the projects original label, Thomlinson Holman's Crossover (The X being a cross), and the title of an early George Lucas film, THX 1138.
9. The Atrium in the Ministry of Magic
10. Tomb Raider II
11. A grip has many jobs on set, such as building and managing equipment; Tripods, Tracks, Dollies, etc.
The Best Boy Grip has even more jobs; mainly directing other grips and equipment, hiring and firing personnel, coordinating the grip team with the electrical department, planning lighting and rigging schemes, and acting as a link between the grip team, and the unit production manager.
12. Wilhelm Scream.

Bonus Question. "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?" It was originally from a Star Trek book, but used as a joke in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Mr.Burns
20-03-09, 19:43
It's been brought to our attention that some people are having difficulty sending their answers and questions to all three of us. To send a PM to all three of us, go into the recipient box, type in a name, the name will appear below what you have typed. Select it and a semi colon will automatically appear. Repeat and ding you're done. :)

Rai
20-03-09, 19:46
Quick question for round three, Should we take the Gold levels into consideration for any of the answers?

Mytly
20-03-09, 19:50
^Yes, the Gold levels are official TR levels, so they should be considered.

violentblossom
20-03-09, 19:55
and gameboy?

Punaxe
20-03-09, 20:01
and gameboy?

Phew, if we have to include all versions having ever come out on any system... :eek:

Mytly
20-03-09, 20:28
Let's leave the hand-held games out, as very few people have played the games that are exclusively for the gameboy. Just stick to all official games/add-on levels that have been released for the PC & major consoles (PS/PS2/PS3, XboX/Xbox360, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast & Wii).

The_Underworld
20-03-09, 20:31
For #5, is it levels like you can play around in it? Do games that only show it in cutscenes count?

Mytly
20-03-09, 20:35
For #5, is it levels like you can play around in it? Do games that only show it in cutscenes count?
Only games where you have to play in it count. ;)

The_Underworld
20-03-09, 20:39
I understand now. :pi:

CerebralAssassin
21-03-09, 01:35
7. Though Lara was seen there very early on in her career, she didn’t see fit to make an extended stay until two games later. Which place is this?

a clarification on this one would be nice:

by "2 games later",do you mean like from TR to TR3,or 2 games in between?:confused:(also,do the gold games count in this situation?)

Ward Dragon
21-03-09, 01:51
like from TR to TR3

Yeah, like that. So the two games you are comparing only have one other game in between them.

Ikas90
21-03-09, 03:00
8. Which of the following US states has Lara not visited?
New York, Alaska, California, Nevada

I would like a clarification of this question please. :) It wouldn't be the best idea to post my answer here, but I'll just ask if this includes where Lara has been in FMV sequences and not only during gameplay. I mean does it count that she's visited a place if it's only in an FMV sequence of the game and not any of the levels?

If I am misunderstood I'll send a PM. :)

Ward Dragon
21-03-09, 03:03
Lara has definitely been to three of those places in fully playable levels throughout the series. I am trying to figure out which FMV you are thinking of and nothing comes to mind :o

Edit: Okay, now I know which FMV you are talking about. Only consider the playable levels :)

Drone
21-03-09, 13:19
jackles can you always post total score on the 1st page of this thread?
thanks

kristi
21-03-09, 13:29
I sent the Gloves' answers.Did you get them?

Mr.Burns
21-03-09, 13:30
Yup :wve:

kristi
21-03-09, 13:33
Oh,God.Thank you Mr.Burns!:hug:

CerebralAssassin
21-03-09, 17:29
sent in the answers!!:cool:

Drone
21-03-09, 18:59
In the name of the Crossbows!



1. Africa
2. 6 levels with the word "tomb"
3. 5 (including Anniversary)
4. Sprint
5. Tomb Raider II & Tomb Raider Underword
6. Barkhang Monastery, Furnace of the Gods, Kingdom, High Security, Area 51, Crash Site, RX-Tech Mines
7. Egypt
8. California
9. The Bull from TRLR.
10. She puts her feet on the table.
11. Grenade Launcher, Harpoon gun, MP5 Assault Rifle.
12. Via Caravelli, Venice.

violentblossom
21-03-09, 19:02
:cen: :hea: :mad:

jackles
21-03-09, 19:02
The answers to day 3.:)

1. Which continent does Lara say is one of her favourites?
Africa - Lara says this in TRL, last cutscene of Japan level.

2. The word ‘tomb’ appears in the title of how many levels in the entire TR series? (do not consider TR1 & TRA separately)
6:
Tomb of Qualopec (TR1 & TRA)
Tomb of Tihocan (TR1 & TRA)
Tomb of Seth (TRLR)
Tomb of Semerkhet (TRLR)
Tomb of Ancients (AoD)
England - King Arthur's Tomb? (TRL)

3. What is the total number of T-Rexes to have been featured in all the TR games? (consider TR1 & TRA separately)
7: 1 in TR1, 2 in TR2, 2 in The Golden Mask, 1 in TR3, & 1 in TRA

4. Which ability has Lara gained over the years, lost, then gained again?
Sprinting - gained in TR3, lost in TRL & TRA, gained again in TRU

5. Which are the only games in which Lara’s home forms a part of the actual game?
TR2 – Home Sweet Home, and TRU – Croft Manor. In all other games, it is either an optional training level (TR1-TR3, TRL & TRA), appears in-game only in the cutscenes/FMVs (TRC & TRL), or is absent altogether (TRLR & AoD)

6. Name the levels from the first three TR games in which Lara has allies who actively help her out.
TR2 – Barkhang Monastery (The Monks)
TR3 – High Security Compound (The Prisoners)
TR3 – Crash Site (The Australian Soldiers)
TR3 – RX-Tech Mines (The Flame-thrower guys)
Lud's Gate in TR3 doesn't count, as though the Damned are friendly, they don't help Lara do anything; the Flame-Thrower guys in RX-Tech Mines are not exactly friendly, but they kill the mutants for Lara.

7. Though Lara was seen there very early on in her career, she didn’t see fit to make an extended stay until two games later. Which place is this?
India - Lara is seen in a hotel in Calcutta, India the very first time we see her in TR1 - but India doesn't appear in the game until TR3.

8. Which of the following US states has Lara not visited?
New York, Alaska, California, Nevada
California - she visits New York city in New York state in the VCI levels of TRC; Alaska in the 4 main levels of The Golden Mask; and Nevada in TR3, as well as Nightmare in Vegas in The Golden Mask.

9. The first time you encounter me in this game, I must hit the bull’s eye thrice; the second time, my task is much easier; and the third time, I have acquired a twin.
Who am I?
The Bull in TRLR - the first encounter with it is in Guardian of Semerkhet, where you have to get it to hit three bullseyes; the second in Street Bazaar, where you have to get it to topple some boxes; and thirs in Underneath the Sphinx, where there are two identical bulls.

10. In TRLR, while visiting Jean-Yves’s house in Alexandria, Lara does something rather ill-mannered, which Jean-Yves doesn’t like and gestures her to stop doing. What does Lara do?
She puts her feet on his desk. This is from a cutscene which can be seen only if you revisit Alexandria and talk to Jean-Yves before entering the Egyptian Adventure area in Coastal Ruins.

11. Which of the following weapons do not appear in Tomb Raider Chronicles?
Shotgun, Grappling gun, Desert Eagle, Grenade Launcher, Heckler & Koch assault rifle, Harpoon gun, Uzis, MP5 assault rifle
Grenade Launcher, Harpoon Gun & MP5 assault rifle
The Shotgun and Uzis appear in the Rome & Russian Sub areas; the Grappling gun in the VCI levels (only Red Alert), as does the Heckler & Koch assault rifle; the Desert Eagle appears in the Russian Sub area

12. What is Marco Bartoli’s father's address?
Via Caravelli, Venice. Lara looks up information on Bartoli on his henchman's computer in the cutscene after The Great Wall, and she finds this address, which she says belongs to Gianni Bartoli (Marco's father).




Day four: Science.

1) What are the four states of matter?

2) What are the four fundamental forces in physics?

3) In terms of evolution, what does "fitness" mean?

4) One fundamental property of water is that ice floats. Why is this property essential for the survival of marine life?

5) In geology, what is the hardest mineral?

6) What does electronegativity mean and what is the most electronegative element on the periodic table according to the Pauling scale?

7) Indicators are chemicals that change color under certain conditions, such as a solution being acidic or basic. You have an indicator that turns bright red in an acidic solution and you have no problems using it to determine if white grapefruit juice and orange juice are acidic. Why can't you use it for tomato juice?

8) The harmless Viceroy butterfly looks very similar to the toxic Monarch butterfly and so predators are reluctant to eat it. What is this effect called?

9) What causes high and low tides?

10) What cephalopod produced this shell?
http://i39.************/r0pmao.jpg


11) In a normal human cell, which two organelles contain DNA?

12) What is the closest star to our solar system and how far away is it?


Questions may score you more than one point for a multiple answer question.

laralover_07
21-03-09, 19:03
:cen: :hea: :mad:

What's up babe?

violentblossom
21-03-09, 19:06
What's up babe?

think my team got a question wrong. i'm gonna cry.

The_Underworld
21-03-09, 19:06
Sad day for the gloves :(

Drone
21-03-09, 19:07
The answers to day 3.:)

6. Name the levels from the first three TR games in which Lara has allies who actively help her out.
TR2 – Barkhang Monastery (The Monks)
TR3 – High Security Compound (The Prisoners)
TR3 – Crash Site (The Australian Soldiers)
TR3 – RX-Tech Mines (The Flame-thrower guys)
Lud's Gate in TR3 doesn't count, as though the Damned are friendly, they don't help Lara do anything; the Flame-Thrower guys in RX-Tech Mines are not exactly friendly, but they kill the mutants for Lara.



why didn't you count tr2 gold levels?

and what about area 51? there were prisoners





damn trexes in golden mask but where I've never seen them

kristi
21-03-09, 19:09
Sad day for the gloves :(

Yeah.Dammit,why didn't I checked up again before sending the answers.Awww.....:(
But there is still the science section!;)

Mr.Burns
21-03-09, 19:11
Working on the updated scores now, we'll have them up in a few.

kristi
21-03-09, 19:12
I cracked 10 answers from the Science section.With a single reading!
I see high hopes for this round for the Gloves!

jackles
21-03-09, 19:14
Can we please keep discussion in the other thread,


Please remember that we have only posted the questions not set them.

stranger1992
21-03-09, 19:18
Can we please keep discussion in the other thread,


Please remember that we have only posted the questions not set them.

who made them up? :)

Mr.Burns
21-03-09, 19:20
@Stranger: Various moderators.


The updated scores as follows:


Backpacks: 45

Artefacts: 39

Pistols: 46

Uzi's: 40

Boots: 37

Revolvers: 43

flares: 43

Braids: 41

sunglasses: 38

Crossbows: 44

Gloves: 39

laralover_07
21-03-09, 19:22
Woohoo! Second Place, well done guys. ;)

You all better watch your backpacks.

violentblossom
21-03-09, 19:25
Woohoo! Second Place, well done guys. ;)

You all better watch your backpacks.

lmao. :vlol: *biiiiiiig sign of relief*

Rai
21-03-09, 19:27
Um...does King Arthur's Tomb count as a Level title? I thought it came under England. Sorry to be picky. :o

matrix54
21-03-09, 19:28
aww... i though we had this one :( *snifff*

jackles
21-03-09, 19:33
Can we please keep comments in the other thread and keep this one clear for answers.


Thanks!


we are checking both threads on a regular basis.

Mr.Burns
21-03-09, 19:35
Other thread people, post your comments in the other thread. You're making Jackles angry. She's scary when she's angry. Please don't make her angry.

spikejones
22-03-09, 14:55
boots answers have been PM'd to Mr Burns, Gabi, and Jackles ;) :tmb:

Assassino
22-03-09, 16:53
Answers PM'd for the Artefacts :)

CerebralAssassin
22-03-09, 18:13
answers sent!!:)

lararoxs
22-03-09, 18:52
Sunglasses answers PM'd in!:)

I hope you get them!:)

Drone
22-03-09, 18:55
Crossbows let's kick .. err shoot some ass!

kristi
22-03-09, 18:56
Just sent the Gloves'.Did you get them?

laralover_07
22-03-09, 18:59
~The Ever Awesome Crossbows' Answers~

1. Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma.
2. Strong interaction, Electromagnetic force, Weak force, Gravitational force.
3. The ability of an organism to survive and pass on its genes to the next generation.
4. If ice did not float, it would sink to the bottom of lakes and ponds where marine life would be killed, since the ice would be formed at the bottom, andthe water would soon freeze over.
5. Diamond.
6. Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Fluorine is the most electronegative element.
7. Because tomoto juice is red, a darker liquid, colour change may not be obvious.
8. Müllerian mimic
9. The gravitational effect of the moon
10. Chambered Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)
11. Nucleus and Mitochondria
12. Proxima Centauri (aka Alpha Centauri C), 4.2 lightyears away.

Gabi
22-03-09, 19:02
Here are the answers to round 4

Science

1) What are the four states of matter?
solid, liquid, gas, plasma

2) What are the four fundamental forces in physics?
gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force

3) In terms of evolution, what does "fitness" mean?
how good an organism is at passing its genes on to the next generation

4) One fundamental property of water is that ice floats. Why is this property essential for the survival of marine life?
ice floats, so there's still liquid water beneath the surface in winter and the fish don't freeze to death

5) In geology, what is the hardest mineral?
diamond

6) What does electronegativity mean and what is the most electronegative element on the periodic table according to the Pauling scale?
the ability of an atom to attract electrons; fluorine

7) Indicators are chemicals that change color under certain conditions, such as a solution being acidic or basic. You have an indicator that turns bright red in an acidic solution and you have no problems using it to determine if white grapefruit juice and orange juice are acidic. Why can't you use it for tomato juice?
the tomato juice is already red, so you can't tell if the indicator turned red or not

8) The harmless Viceroy butterfly looks very similar to the toxic Monarch butterfly and so predators are reluctant to eat it. What is this effect called?
Batesian mimicry, or mimicry (either is acceptable)

9) What causes high and low tides?
the moon

10) What cephalopod produced this shell?
http://i39.************/r0pmao.jpg
nautilus

11) In a normal human cell, which two organelles contain DNA?
nucleus and mitochondria

12) What is the closest star to our solar system and how far away is it?
Alpha Centauri and 4.37 light years or Proxima Centauri and 4.2 light years.



And the questions to round 5

History

1. On what date was the Carolingian Empire founded?

2.What is the name of medieval polity, centered on Moscow between the 1300's and mid 1500's?

3.Upon assuming the title of Emperor Qin Shi Huang abolished what political system?

4. Upon hearing of the failure of the gunpowder plot, the conspirators fled towards what family home?

5. During the Mexican-American War, two officers were part of a force sent to the port of Veracruz to participate in a mainland invasion
of Mexico. These two officers eventually became high ranking Confederate and Union officers during the American Civil War and participated in a
crucial surrender of Confederate forces. Who were these two soldiers.

6. While utilizing both democratic/republic systems, the United States of America has seen it's share of corruption
in government. Power is bought by wealth and bribes. This form of corruption can also be related to a political system known
as what?

7. In order to prevent any single branch of government from becoming too powerful, what political guideline has been
implemented by the US government?

8. Issued in 1215, what document allowed commoners the ability of Habeas Corpus?

9.In what centuries did Christianity first appear in Gaul?

10. While internationally recognized as independent countries, both Canada and Australia still share a similar Monarch.
What is the name of this Monarch?

11. Installed by the Romans and responsible for expanding the Temple of Solomon, what is the name of this King of the Jewish people?

12. Chiefly noted as the Pharaoh who introduced Monotheism in Ancient Egypt, what is the name of this King?

Good luck to you all! :)

Again, the scores will be posted as soon as we have counted and tabulated them.
Good news: The teams that answered "Area 51" to question 6 in round 3 will get an extra point as this is a correct answer.
However the friendly thugs in "Lud's Gate" and the monkeys in "Jungle" do not actively help Lara out and therefore no point will be given for this answer.

Gabi
22-03-09, 19:57
The Scores :D

The Pistols: 66 points

1) What are the four states of matter?
Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma.

2) What are the four fundamental forces in physics?
Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Interaction (or Weak Nuclear Force), and Strong Interaction (or Strong Nuclear Force)

3) In terms of evolution, what does "fitness" mean?
Describes the capability of an individual of certain genotype to reproduce, and usually is equal to the proportion of the individual's genes in all the genes of the next generation.

4) One fundamental property of water is that ice floats. Why is this property essential for the survival of marine life?
- Sea ice reflects the heat/radiation from the sun and therefore prevents the oceanic water from overheating. Some small/sensitive creatures (like sea spiders and gooseberries) will not survive an increase in temperature of even a few degrees, and other animals that eat those creatures won't have food, and therefore risk extinction. Also, when the temperature rises, bigger creatures will need much more oxygen to survive.
- Creatures like polar bears, seals and penguins live on top of the sea ice and need it in order to survive.
- Sea ice has its own ecology, the so-called 'sympagic ecology'. Solid sea ice is permeated with channels filled with salty brine. Small sea-worms and algae live inside those channels. This ecosystem is at risk when sea ice melts.

5) In geology, what is the hardest mineral?
Diamond is the hardest mineral at Mohs hardness 10, ten being the hardest.

6) What does electronegativity mean and what is the most electronegative element on the periodic table according to the Pauling scale?
A chemical property that describes the ability of an atom (or, more rarely, a functional group) to attract electrons (or electron density) towards itself in a covalent bond. An atom's electronegativity is affected by both its atomic weight and the distance that its valence electrons reside from the charged nucleus. Flourine is the most electronegative element.

7) Indicators are chemicals that change color under certain conditions, such as a solution being acidic or basic. You have an indicator that turns bright red in an acidic solution and you have no problems using it to determine if white grapefruit juice and orange juice are acidic. Why can't you use it for tomato juice?
The problem is that the red colour of the tomato juice prevents us to determine it's pH, cause tomato juice is known to be acidic (pH around 4.5) and therefore should turn red when using the indicator. Except, it is already red.

Also, every indicator has a transition range. It could be that 4.5 is outside the range of this specific indicator. For example, when using Thymol Blue, which has a first transition rate from 1.2-2.8 and a second range from 8.0-9.6. Therefore the test won't be precise.

8) The harmless Viceroy butterfly looks very similar to the toxic Monarch butterfly and so predators are reluctant to eat it. What is this effect called?
Müllerian mimicry See here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v350/n6318/abs/350497a0.html (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v350/n6318/abs/350497a0.html)

9) What causes high and low tides?
The high and low tide are caused by the gravitational forces between the earth and the moon. The earth and moon rotate around each other, each pulling the other towards itself. The moon attracts every piece of matter on earth. Since gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance, this force is greater on the side of the earth closer to the moon, and lesser on the side of the earth further from the moon. Since the earth is quite a rigid object, this difference in forces fails to deform the earth (much). However, it succeeds quite well in deforming the oceans -- which are not as rigid. Since the waters on the moon side are attracted more strongly than average, they tend to bulge TOWARDS the moon, hence causing a high tide. The waters on the opposite side of the moon, since they are attracted less strongly than average, tend to 'lag behind' the rigid earth, and bulge AWAY from the moon, which in this case, is also AWAY from the earth, again, causing a high tide. Low tide occurs at about right angles to the moon, where the force on the waters match the average pull of the moon on the earth closely.

10) What cephalopod produced this shell?
Chambered Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)

11) In a normal human cell, which two organelles contain DNA?
nucleus and mitochondrium

12) What is the closest star to our solar system and how far away is it?
Proxima Centauri. Distance: 4.2 LY


The Backpacks: 66 points (including 1 point from yesterday for "Area 51")
1 - Liquid, solid, plasma and gas.
2 - Gravity, stong interaction, weak interaction and electromagnetism.
3 - Fitness in terms of evolution describes the capability of an individual of certain genotype to reproduce.
4 - Since ice floats on water the bottom liquid layer remains denser and warmer. This allows marine life, ranging from planktons to fishes and vegetation, to survive in it.
5 - Diamond.
6 - Electronegativity is the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond.
Fluorine is the most electronegative element according to the Pauling scale.
7 - Because it is red. The indicator turns bright red when under acidic conditions, and tomato juice is red, therefore you would not be able to measure the volume of acidity in the juice accurately.
8 - Müllerian mimicry.
9 - High and Low tides are caused by the moon's gravitational force.
10 - Nautilus.
11 - The nucleus and the mitochondrion.
12 - Proxima Centauri (39.9 trillion kilometers away from Earth).


The Crossbows: 66 points (including 1 point from yesterday for "Area 51")

1. Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma.
2. Strong interaction, Electromagnetic force, Weak force, Gravitational force.
3. The ability of an organism to survive and pass on its genes to the next generation.
4. If ice did not float, it would sink to the bottom of lakes and ponds where marine life would be killed, since the ice would be formed at the bottom, andthe water would soon freeze over.
5. Diamond.
6. Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Fluorine is the most electronegative element.
7. Because tomoto juice is red, a darker liquid, colour change may not be obvious.
8. Müllerian mimic
9. The gravitational effect of the moon
10. Chambered Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)
11. Nucleus and Mitochondria
12. Proxima Centauri (aka Alpha Centauri C), 4.2 lightyears away.


The Revolvers: 65 points (including 1 point from yesterday for "Area 51")

1.Gas,liquid,solid,plasma
2.strong,electromagnetic,weak,gravity
3.Fitness is defined as how good an organism is at passing its genes on to the next generation, and usually is equal to the proportion of the individual's genes in all the genes of the next generation
4.It's essential because ice at the top of ponds serves as insulation (traps heat inside) so that the fish can survive during long cold winters.
5.Diamond
6.Electronegativity is a chemical property that describes the ability of an atom to attract electrons towards itself in a covalent bond.Fluorine is the most electronegative according to Pauling.
7. It's already red.
8. Batesian mimicry
9. Gravitational pull of the moon on the earth
10. A nautilus
11. Nucleus and Mitochondria
12. Proxima Centauri; 4.2 lightyears away.



The Flares: 62 points


1. Solid, liquid, gas and plasma

2. Gravity, electromagnetism, weak interaction and strong interaction

3. The extent to which an organism is adapted to or able to produce offspring in a particular environment.

4. Although the top layer of the water body has been frozen solid, the bottom liquid layer remains denser and warmer. This allows marine life, ranging from planktons to fishes and vegetation, to survive under the water. If ice were more dense than water, it would sink to the bottom and the entire water body would be frozen over from the bottom upwards. Under this scenario, there would be no room left for marine life to continue.

5. Diamond

6. Electronegativity is the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond. The most electronegative element is fluorine.

7. They both (tomato juice and the bright red color of the indicator) have the same color, you won't be able to tell the difference

8. Batesian mimicry

9. The gravitational forces between the Earth and the Moon

10. Chambered Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)

11. Mictochondria and the nucleus

12. The Sun, 1 AU/nearly 150 million kilometres or 93 million miles


The Braids: 62 points
1) What are the four states of matter?

Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma

2) What are the four fundamental forces in physics?

Gravity
Electromagnetism
Weak Interaction or Weak Nuclear Force
Strong Interaction or Strong Nuclear Force

3) In terms of evolution, what does "fitness" mean?
The capability of an individual of certain genotype to reproduce, and usually is equal to the proportion of the individual's genes in all the genes of the next generation

4) One fundamental property of water is that ice floats. Why is this property essential for the survival of marine life?

Because if ice had sunk instead of floating, any body of water would have frozen from the bottom to the surface, killing any fish and other creatures not resistant to freezing temperatures

5) In geology, what is the hardest mineral?

Diamond

6) What does electronegativity mean and what is the most electronegative element on the periodic table according to the Pauling scale?

Electro negativity is a chemical property that describes the ability of an atom to attract electrons or electron density towards itself or covalent bond and Flourine is the most electronegative element

7) Indicators are chemicals that change color under certain conditions, such as a solution being acidic or basic. You have an indicator that turns bright red in an acidic solution and you have no problems using it to determine if white grapefruit juice and orange juice are acidic. Why can't you use it for tomato juice?

Because the indicator would turn red and the tomato juice is already red

8) The harmless Viceroy butterfly looks very similar to the toxic Monarch butterfly and so predators are reluctant to eat it. What is this effect called?

Batesian mimicry

9) What causes high and low tides?

Gravitational Forces between the Earth and the Moon

10) What cephalopod produced this shell?

Nautilus

11) In a normal human cell, which two organelles contain DNA?

Nucleus
Mitochondria

12) What is the closest star to our solar system and how far away is it?

Proxima Centauri which is about 4.3 light years away



The Uzis: 61 points
1. Plasma, gas, liquid, solid.
2. Gravitational force, electromagnetic force, weak force, strong force.
3. The ability of an individual to propagate its genes, as influenced by things as how well it is adapted to the environment, how many mating partners it can attract, how much offspring it will have, how complex its nervous system is et cetera.
4. Water surface freezes first. If the ice would sink, it may not only trap animals underneath it, it will also force new water to surface which in turn will freeze, and after a while, the entire body of water will have frozen solid, unable to sustain aquatic life.
5. Diamond.
6. A measure of the "tendency" of an atom to "pull" the shared electron shell towards itself when in a covalent bond. Fluorine has the highest electronegative value on the Pauling scale.
7. You will not notice the indicator turning red when its host substance is also red; an indicator of different colour should be used.
8. (Batesian) mimicry.
9. Tidal forces (a gravitational effect) of the Moon, and to a lesser extent the Sun, being exerted on Earth's oceans, as well as the centrifugal force present in the Moon-Earth-system.
10. Chambered Nautilus
11. The mitochondrion and the nucleus.
12. Proxima Centauri, 4.2 lightyears from our Sun.


The Gloves: 59 points


1)4 states:Solid,Liquid,Gaseous and Plasma.

2)Gravitational,Strong Nuclear,Weak Nuclear and Electromagnetic forces.

3)Fitness is the ability of an animal genotype to reproduce,the ability of an animal to survive the environment.It describes the capability of an individual of certain genotype to reproduce, and usually is equal to the proportion of the individual's genes in all the genes of the next generation.

4)Because ice that floats keeps water below warmer(4 degrees Celsius).This temperature allows the marine animals to survive the freezing temperatures.

5)Diamond.

6)Electronegativity is the ability of an atom to attract electrones towards itself in a covalent bond.
The atom with the highest electronegativity(3.98) is fluorine.

7)The indicators colour themselves by the concentration of the ions H+(red,acidic) and OH- ions(blue,basic).You can't use it for tomato juice bacuase the concentration is too low for the indicator to colour itself.

8)This is an example of Muller Mimicry.

9)The tides are caused by the tidal forces that the Sun and the Moon act on the oceans.

10)Pearly Nautilus.

11)The nucleus(carried by chromosomes) and the Mitochondrion

12)It's the Proxima Centauri.It's 4.243 lightyears from the Sun.



The Artefacts: 59 points
1) What are the four states of matter?
solid, liquid, gas, and plasma.

2) What are the four fundamental forces in physics?
Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Interaction, Strong Interaction

3) In terms of evolution, what does "fitness" mean?
An individual's ability to propagate its genes.
Reproducing genes basically.

4) One fundamental property of water is that ice floats. Why is this property essential for the survival of marine life?
Ice can float above the water column, isolating the water below and preventing it from dropping to freezing point. The water therefore remains a liquid, suitable as a habitat for marine life.

5) In geology, what is the hardest mineral?
Diamond

6) What does electronegativity mean and what is the most electronegative element on the periodic table according to the Pauling scale?
Electronegativity is a measure of the attraction that an atom has for electrons in a covalent bond.
Element: fluorine

7) Indicators are chemicals that change color under certain conditions, such as a solution being acidic or basic. You have an indicator that turns bright red in an acidic solution and you have no problems using it to determine if white grapefruit juice and orange juice are acidic. Why can't you use it for tomato juice?
It has a lower acidity, around pH3.3 - 4.1.


8) The harmless Viceroy butterfly looks very similar to the toxic Monarch butterfly and so predators are reluctant to eat it. What is this effect called?
Aposematism.

Monarchs share this defense with the similar-appearing viceroy butterfly, in an example of Müllerian mimicry. (Viceroys were at one time believed to be Batesian mimics of monarchs.)

9) What causes high and low tides?
The high and low tide are caused by the
gravitational forces between the earth and the moon.

10) What cephalopod produced this shell?
An ammonite.

11) In a normal human cell, which two organelles contain DNA?
Nuclei & mitochondria

12) What is the closest star to our solar system and how far away is it?
Proxima Centauri
Distance: 4.2 LY



The Sunglasses: 58 points
1. Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma
2. Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Interaction and Strong Interaction
3. In terms of evolution, fitness (also called natural selection) is a concept in evolutionary theory that describes the capability of a certain genotype to reproduce, and is usually equal to the proportion of the individual's genes in all the genes of the next generation. If differences in individual genotypes affect fitness, then the frequencies of the genotypes will change over generations; the genotypes with higher fitness become more common.
4. Since ice floats, bodies of water will not freeze solid entirely from the surface to rock-bottom. Marine life wouldn't be able to move, let alone survive if the entire body of water froze solid.
5. Diamond
6. Electronegativity is a chemical property that describes the ability of an atom to attract electrons towards itself in a covalent bond. This was first proposed by Linus Pauling in 1932, and according to the Pauling scale, the most electronegative element on the periodic table is fluorine.
7. It's because tomato juice is dark and colour change might not be obvious.
8. Müllerian mimicry.
9. Gravitational forces between the earth and the moon.
10. Nautilus (found the image here: http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/jbnautilus.htm (http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/jbnautilus.htm))
11. Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
12. The closest star to our our solar system at the moment is Proxima Centauri at 4.2 light years away.


The Boots: 57 points

1)Solid,Liquid,Gas and Plasma
2)Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Interaction and Strong Interaction
3)Fitness is defined as how good an organism is at passing its genes on to the next generation. "Survival of the fittest" then means that the fittest organisms are the ones that live long enough to have the most viable offspring. It doesn't necessarily have to do with physical strength, intelligence, or any other single factor.
4)If ice was denser than water, and therefore sank, marine life would be cut off from food sources on the ocean bottom (or river bed)
5)Diamond
6))Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons.
Fluorine is the most electronegative element.
7)Because tomato juice will stain the indicator red.
8)Müllerian mimicry
9)Gravitational pull of the moon.
10)Nautilus
11)Mitochondria and Nucleus
12)Alpha Centauri, 4.37 Light years


Well done everyone and good luck for the next round. :tmb:

spikejones
22-03-09, 23:55
clarification:confused:

6 and 11 are pain in the Arse.

I can't do any search on eleven without some Biblical reference or other. Are we supposed to getting this answer from the Bible in some way or another? I dislike using an answer from the Bible due to the massive controversy here about whether or not it is historically accurate.

And the answer for 6 may well be someones biased opinion of a particular type of political system (no offense intended). I don't think any article on any politics will come out and say "this system is corrupt because of bribes".

Ward Dragon
23-03-09, 00:03
I've looked into this a bit. The questions are all historical (no Bible passages necessary).

For question 6, there is a general label for a type of government which is ruled by the wealthy people who buy power.

For question 11, I will clarify that it is referring to the person who expanded and renovated the second Temple of Solomon. I think that piece of information is necessary to answer the question :o

spikejones
23-03-09, 00:16
:smk: no helping everyone!! :p
fair enough... I figured as much.

Ward Dragon
23-03-09, 00:17
:smk: no helping everyone!! :p
fair enough... I figured as much.

I help everyone or I help no one :pi:

lacryjr
23-03-09, 00:18
I help everyone or I help no one :pi:

In this case, you help me a lot. :D

spikejones
23-03-09, 14:48
the boots are submitted :D

CerebralAssassin
23-03-09, 17:47
sent!!:)

Love2Raid
23-03-09, 18:06
Pistols answers have been sent! :cool:

LaraCroftRox
23-03-09, 18:51
Please say you've got the Flares! :o

*Is worrying because no mods are online*

Phys
23-03-09, 18:57
I've sent gloves. Please say if you got them. *Worrying*

laralover_07
23-03-09, 18:59
Here's the Crossbows' Answers

1. 800.
2. The Grand Duchy of Moscow (Muscovy).
3. The Enfeoffment System.
4. Huddington Court, the home of Thomas and Robert Wintour.
5. General Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor.
6. Kleptocracy.
7. The system of checks and balances, (Separation of Power).
8. Magna Carta.
9. 2nd and 3rd Centuries.
10. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
11. Herod the Great.
12. Akhenaten, or Amenhotep IV.

This round was tough. :p

jackles
23-03-09, 19:01
Yesterdays Answers History:

1. On what date was the Carolingian Empire founded?

December 25th, 800 AD

2.What is the name of midieval polity, centered on Moscow between the 1300's and mid 1500's?

The Grand Duchy of Moscow.

3.Upon assuming the title of Emperor Qin Shi Huang abolished what political system?

Feudalism

4. Upon hearing of the failure of the gunpowder plot, the conspirators fled towards what family home?

Huddington Court

5. During the Mexican-American War, two officers were part of a force sent to the port of Veracruz to participate in a mainland invasion
of Mexico. These two officers eventually became high ranking Confederate and Union officers during the American Civil War and participated in a
crucial surrender of Confederate forces. Who were these two soldiers.

Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S Grant.

6. While utilizing both democratic/republic systems, the United States of America has seen it's share of corruption
in government. Power is bought by weath and bribes. This form of corruption can also be related to a political system known
as what?

Plutocracy/oligarchy

7. In order to prevent any single branch of government from becoming too powerful, what political guideline has been
implemented by the US government?

Checks and Balances.

8. Issued in 1215, what document allowed commoners the ability of Habeas Corpus?

Magna Carta.

9.In what centuries did Christianity first appear in Gaul?

2nd and 3rd AD.

10. While internationally recognized as independent countries, both Canada and Australia still share a similar Monarch.
What is the name of this Monarch?

Queen Elizabeth II

11. Installed by the Romans and responsible for expanding the Temple of Solomon, what is the name of this King of the Jewish people?

Herod, or Herod the Great.

12. Chiefly noted as the Pharaoh who introduced Monotheism in Ancient Egypt, what is the name of this King?

Akhenaten


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Day Six: Non-TR Videogames:

1) Who voices Mortanius in the original Blood Omen game?


2) Which GameCube game features an insanity meter, insanity effects, and multiple playable characters?


3) In the PC game Bloodlines, which NPC gives you a quest to set up network hubs for his schrecknet?


4) Which role-playing game classifies your actions according to the Path of the Open Palm or the Path of the Closed Fist?


5) This game came out the same year as TR3 and you have to fight the Skaarj while you can protect the Nali. What game is it?


6) Was it Sirrus or Achenar who kidnapped Yeesha?


7) In StarCraft: Broodwar, this mysterious character first allies with the United Earth Directorate, later on acts as an adviser to the Queen of Blades, and in a secret mission reveals that he is up to something else entirely. Who is he?


8) This purple-haired female character appears in Ninja Gaiden II and the Dead or Alive series. Who is she?


9) This game came out the same year as TR4 and it features many robotic machines including the Annihilator, Bushwacker, Daishi, Madcat, Puma, Supernova and Thor. What game is it?


10) What game features a wolf as the playable character and is modeled on the style of Japanese watercolor painting?


11) What unique RTS game features a playable character named Eldred who must choose between aiding Persephone, James, Stratos, Pyro, or Charnel?


12) What is the name of Alice's base weapon with infinite ammo in American McGee's Alice?

Reggie
23-03-09, 19:07
Did anyone from the Uzis post their answers?
I managed to contribute some answers but no one replied. :/

Rai
23-03-09, 19:11
I posted them in, Reggie. ;)

spikejones
23-03-09, 19:12
wait... so Aristocracy doesn't count for number 6?

Mad Tony
23-03-09, 19:23
But an oligarchy is where power rests within a small elite, it doesn't necessarily mean bribes or corruption are involved. :confused:

spikejones
23-03-09, 19:30
Oligarchy is also compared with Aristocracy and Communism[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)]. In an aristocracy, a small group of wealthy or socially prominent citizens control the government. Members of this high social class claim to be, or are considered by others to be, superior to the other people because of family ties, social rank, wealth, or religious affiliation. The word "aristocracy" comes from the Greek term meaning rule by the best. Many aristocrats have inherited titles of nobility such as duke or baron.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy
But an oligarchy is where power rests within a small elite, it doesn't necessarily mean bribes or corruption are involved. :confused:
for that matter... any form of politics can be corrupt from bribes. A dictatorship is not impervious to bribery. I'm pretty certain that if a wealthy person would slip Fidel Castro some mula, he'd be able to have a bit of control or leeway in certain aspects of his dealings.
that's why I didn't really like the analogy set forth that the governmental system is corrupted by bribery. It can happen in any system really. And its not exactly precise to say that a corporate head controls the government either. He has no political chair simply because he is rich - but his bribery can influence political decisions. But lets look at Aristocracy:

Aristocracy is a form of government (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government), in which a few of the most prominent citizens rule. This may be a hereditary elite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite), or it may be by a system of cooption where a council of prominent citizens add leading soldiers, merchants, land owners, priests, and lawyers to their number. See Aristocracy (class)#History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristocracy_%28class%29#History) for the historical roots of the term.
Aristocracies have most often been hereditary plutocracies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy) (see). They sometimes include a monarch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch) who although a member of the aristocracy, rules over it as well as over the rest of society.
The term "aristocracy" is derived from the Greek language (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language) aristokratia, meaning 'the rule of the best'.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristocracy#cite_note-0)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristocracy

so really.. we see that Aristocracy is a form of plutocracy and oligarchy - both of which are presented as answers. By proxy, Aristocracy should also be a correct answer. Lets also look at the fact that the Aristocrats will give power (by adding to their ranks) merchants and land owners (people with money). Money makes might, might makes right.

jackles
23-03-09, 19:41
Can we keep all discussion in the other thread.

thanks.

jackles
23-03-09, 20:12
The scores so far....
Pistols 80

Hi!

Here are the answers of Team PISTOLS for the current round of the competition!!!

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List of answers for the 4th round: history

#1: The 25th of december, year 800

#2: The Grand Duchy of Moscow

#3: The Zhou's quasi-feudalistic one

#4: Huddington Court near Worcester, a family home of Thomas Wintour and Robert Wintour

#5: Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant

#6: Plutocracy

#7: A system of checks and balances.
The founding fathers is the name we give to the leaders who signed the US Declaration of Independence and participated in drafting the Constitution. They set up a system of governance based on the principle of separation of powers under which the state is divided into different branches, each with separate and independent powers and areas of responsibility.

Critical to the success of this style of governance is the system of checks and balances, whose purpose is to prevent any one branch of government from becoming too powerful at the expense of the others, and to induce them to cooperate in getting things done. The notion of checks and balances has become embedded in the culture of the country, not just as it applies to the federal government, but also to the balance of powers between federal, state and local governments

#8: Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Freedoms)

#9: The 2nd century.
The Christian Church in Gaul first appeared in history in connexion with the persecution in Roman Gaul at Lyon, under Marcus Aurelius (177). Positive information concerning the Church of Gaul is then not available until the fourth century. Although the historian Gregory of Tours described 7 bishops arriving in Gaul in the year 250.

#10: Elizabeth II, Queen of England

#11: Herod (the Great) (73 BCE – 4 BCE)

#12: Akhenaten (often also spelled Echnaton, Akhnaton, or rarely Ikhnaton)


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Backpacks 78

Answers from the Backpacks (;)):

1) 25 December, 800 AD.

2) Muscovy or The Grand Duchy of Moscow.

3) Feudalism.

4) The home of the Wintour family.

5) Generals Robert Lee and Ulysses Grant.

6) Lobbyism.

7) Checks and Balances.

8) Magna Carta.

9) The 2nd century.

10) Queen Elizabeth II.

11) King Harod the Great.

12) Akhenaten.


Revolvers 77

The Revolvers

1.800 AD
2.Grand Duchy of Moscow
3.Feudalism
4.house of Thomas & Robert Wintour
5.Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee
6.Plutocracy
7.Checks & balances
8.Magna Carta
9. 2nd century
10.Queen Elizabeth II
11. Herod I
12.Akhenaton (Amenhotep)

:)

Crossbows 76

Here's the Crossbows' Answers

1. 800.
2. The Grand Duchy of Moscow (Muscovy).
3. The Enfeoffment System.
4. Huddington Court, the home of Thomas and Robert Wintour.
5. General Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor.
6. Kleptocracy.
7. The system of checks and balances, (Separation of Power).
8. Magna Carta.
9. 2nd and 3rd Centuries.
10. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
11. Herod the Great.
12. Akhenaten, or Amenhotep IV.

This round was tough. :p



Uzis 72

Hi,

Here are the answers from The Uzis.

1. AD751

2. Grand Duchy of Moscow or Muscovy

3. Feudalism.

4. Huddington Court, near Worcester.

5. General Robert E Lee (Confederate) , Ulysses S Grant (Union)

6. Plutocracy:

7. U.S Constitution

8. The Magna Carter

9. 2nd and 4th centuries:

10. Both Canada and Australia have a hereditary Monarch who acts as Sovereign. The current monarch is: Elisabeth II

11. Herod 1 also know as Herod the Great.

12. Pharaoh Akhenaten


Braids 71

Here are our answers for the History round :)

1. On what date was the Carolingian Empire founded?

751

2.What is the name of medieval polity, centered on Moscow between the 1300's and mid 1500's?

Grand Duchy of Moscow

3.Upon assuming the title of Emperor Qin Shi Huang abolished what political system?

Feudalism

4. Upon hearing of the failure of the gunpowder plot, the conspirators fled towards what family home?

Thomas and Robert Wintour

5. During the Mexican-American War, two officers were part of a force sent to the port of Veracruz to participate in a mainland invasion
of Mexico. These two officers eventually became high ranking Confederate and Union officers during the American Civil War and participated in a crucial surrender of Confederate forces. Who were these two soldiers.

Robert E. Lee and Winfield Scott

6. While utilizing both democratic/republic systems, the United States of America has seen it's share of corruption
in government. Power is bought by wealth and bribes. This form of corruption can also be related to a political system known
as what?

Aristocracy

7. In order to prevent any single branch of government from becoming too powerful, what political guideline has been
implemented by the US government?

Checks and Balance

8. Issued in 1215, what document allowed commoners the ability of Habeas Corpus?

Magna Carta

9.In what centuries did Christianity first appear in Gaul?

2nd Century

10. While internationally recognized as independent countries, both Canada and Australia still share a similar Monarch.
What is the name of this Monarch?

Queen Elizabeth II

11. Installed by the Romans and responsible for expanding the Temple of Solomon, what is the name of this King of the Jewish people?

King Herod

12. Chiefly noted as the Pharaoh who introduced Monotheism in Ancient Egypt, what is the name of this King?

Akhenaten


Flares 71

1. 768–814 AD

2. The Grand Duchy of Muscovy

3. Feudal system

4. Wintour family

5. Ulysses S. Grant(Union) and Robert E. Lee

6. Capitalism

7. Checks and Balances

8. The Magna Carta

9. Fourth Century

10. Queen Elizabeth II

11. Herod the Great

12. Akhenaten


Boots 69 (includes point added from yesterday)

Answers:
1)800
2)Muscovy
3)Fuedalism
4)Thomas and Robert Winter
5)Robert E. Lee & Ulysses S. Grant
6)Aristocracy
7)Checks and balances
8)Magna Carta
9)2nd and 4th centuries
10)Queen Elizabeth II
11)Herod the Great
12)Akhenaton



Gloves 68

1. 768 A.D.
2. The Grand Duchy of Moscow
3. Feudalism
4. Huddington Court near Worcester, a family home of Thomas and Robert Wintour.
5. George Meade and Ulysses S. Grant.
6. Fascism
7. 'Cheeks and Balances' - Imposing limits on all branches of the government by giving each the right to amend acts of the other branches.
8. Magna Carta
9. II and V
10. Constitutional Monarchy
11. Herod
12. Akhenaten


Artefacts 66


1. On what date was the Carolingian Empire founded?
founded in the 7th cent in 800 AC

2.What is the name of medieval polity, centered on Moscow between the 1300's and mid 1500's?
Grand Duchy

3.Upon assuming the title of Emperor Qin Shi Huang abolished what political system?
he abolished the hereditary vassal enfeoffment system

4. Upon hearing of the failure of the gunpowder plot, the conspirators fled towards what family home?
Huddington Court near Worcester, a family home of Thomas and Robert Wintour.

5. During the Mexican-American War, two officers were part of a force sent to the port of Veracruz to participate in a mainland invasion
of Mexico. These two officers eventually became high ranking Confederate and Union officers during the American Civil War and participated in a
crucial surrender of Confederate forces. Who were these two soldiers.
Robert Lee and George Perry

6. While utilizing both democratic/republic systems, the United States of America has seen it's share of corruption
in government. Power is bought by wealth and bribes. This form of corruption can also be related to a political system known
as what?
Communistic system

7. In order to prevent any single branch of government from becoming too powerful, what political guideline has been
implemented by the US government?
two-party system

8. Issued in 1215, what document allowed commoners the ability of Habeas Corpus?
Magna Carta



9.In what centuries did Christianity first appear in Gaul?
fourth and fifth


10. While internationally recognized as independent countries, both Canada and Australia still share a similar Monarch.
What is the name of this Monarch?
Queen Elizabeth II -head of state.

11. Installed by the Romans and responsible for expanding the Temple of Solomon, what is the name of this King of the Jewish people?
King Solomon

12. Chiefly noted as the Pharaoh who introduced Monotheism in Ancient Egypt, what is the name of this King?
Akhenaten


We did not recieve any answer from the sunglasses by the cutoff time and therefore their score remains the same as yesterday 58 points.

adventurerLara
24-03-09, 17:43
Boots answers submitted:D

Love2Raid
24-03-09, 18:04
Pistols' answers have been sent!
:cool:

Gabi
24-03-09, 18:10
Both received. :D

william croft
24-03-09, 18:17
Have the Backpacks been recived?

Gabi
24-03-09, 18:23
Have the Backpacks been recived?
Yes, filled with some goodies. :p

william croft
24-03-09, 18:25
Yes, filled with some goodies. :p

:vlol: :p

lararoxs
24-03-09, 18:45
Sunglasses sent!:)

Drone
24-03-09, 18:56
Crossbows !!!!


1) Tony Jay
2) Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
3) Mitnick
4) Jade Empire
5) Unreal
6) Sirrus
7) Samir Duran
8) Ayane
9) MechWarrior 3
10) Okami
11) Sacrifice
12) Knife

Phys
24-03-09, 18:57
Sent gloves answers!

Legend of Lara
24-03-09, 19:04
Oh, gawd. Did the Artefacts get through? >_<

jackles
24-03-09, 19:05
No they havent!!!!

Gabi
24-03-09, 19:07
Here are the answers to round 6:

Non-TR Videogames:

1) Who voices Mortanius in the original Blood Omen game?
Tony Jay

2) Which GameCube game features an insanity meter, insanity effects, and multiple playable characters?
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

3) In the PC game Bloodlines, which NPC gives you a quest to set up network hubs for his schrecknet?
Mitnick

4) Which role-playing game classifies your actions according to the Path of the Open Palm or the Path of the Closed Fist?
Jade Empire

5) This game came out the same year as TR3 and you have to fight the Skaarj while you can protect the Nali. What game is it?
Unreal

6) Was it Sirrus or Achenar who kidnapped Yeesha?
Sirrus

7) In StarCraft: Broodwar, this mysterious character first allies with the United Earth Directorate, later on acts as an adviser to the Queen of Blades, and in a secret mission reveals that he is up to something else entirely. Who is he?
Samir Duran

8) This purple-haired female character appears in the Ninja Gaiden series and the Dead or Alive series. Who is she?
Ayane

9) This game came out the same year as TR4 and it features many robotic machines including the Annihilator, Bushwacker, Daishi, Madcat, Puma, Supernova and Thor. What game is it?
MechWarrior 3

10) What game features a wolf as the playable character and is modeled on the style of Japanese watercolor painting?
Okami

11) What unique RTS game features a playable character named Eldred who must choose between aiding Persephone, James, Stratos, Pyro, or Charnel?
Sacrifice

12) What is the name of Alice's base weapon with infinite ammo in American McGee's Alice?
Vorpal Blade


followed by the last round of questions for the teams: All things Tomb Raider related

1: Which artifact is the prize of Lara's first adventure on a handheld console?

2: Who drew the first officially licensed comic book featuring Lara?

3: Lara appeared in a music video. Which band performed the song, and what was it called?

4: Which famous actress voiced Lara in the online animated series?

5: What's the name of Marco Bartoli's cult in Tomb Raider 2?

6: There was an official Tomb Raider themed fashion brand. What was it called?

7: In how many of the four TR 'universes' (Core's games, Crystal Dynamics' games, movies, comic books) does Lara have the same biography?

8: There is one official bonus level made for promotional purposes. What does it advertise?

9: In which game was Lara first able to balance on tightropes?

10: In Tomb Raider, Lara battles a teenage skateboarder nicknamed 'The Kid'. What's his real name?

11: One step forward, one step backward, turn around three times, jump forward. In which game was this cheat code first used, and what does it do?

12: Which Tomb Raider level shares its name with a famous song by rock legends Kiss?

Let's see who makes it to the end. :D

Please note that I have edited question 11 by adding the word "first".

Gabi
24-03-09, 19:21
The Pistols: 92 points

#1 Tony Jay

#2 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (released in the year 2002)

#3 Mitnick

#4 Jade Empire (first released in the year 2005 for the XBOX)

#5 Unreal (1998)

#6 Sirrus

#7 Samir Duran

#8 Ayane

#9 MechWarrior 3 (1999)

#10 Okami (first released in the year 2006)

#11 Sacrifice (2000)

#12 Vorpal Blade (all of the other 'Toys' require Willpower to use)


The Backpacks: 90 points
1)Tony Jay.

2) Nintendo's Eternal Darkness.

3) Nosferatu computer hacker Mitnick.

4) Jade Empire.

5) Unreal.

6) Sirrus.

7) Samir Duran.

8) Ayane.

9) Mechwarrior 3.

10) Okami.

11) Sacrifice.

12) Vorpal Blade.


The Revolvers: 89 points


1. Tony Jay
2. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
3. Mitnick
4. Jade Empire
5. Unreal
6. Sirrus
7. Samir Duran
8. Ayane
9. MechWarrior 3
10. Okami
11. Sacrifice
12. Vorpal Blade


The Crossbows: 87 points

1) Tony Jay
2) Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
3) Mitnick
4) Jade Empire
5) Unreal
6) Sirrus
7) Samir Duran
8) Ayane
9) MechWarrior 3
10) Okami
11) Sacrifice
12) Knife


The Uzis: 84 points
1. Tony Jay

2. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

3. Mitnick

4. Jade Empire

5. Unreal

6. Sirrus

7. Samir Duran

8. Ayane

9. MechWarrior 3

10. Okami

11. Sacrifice

12. Vorpal Blade


The Flares: 83 points


1. Tony Jay

2. Eternal Darkness

3. Mitnick (the Nosferatu hacker)

4. Jade Empire

5. Unreal

6. Sirrus

7. Samir Duran

8. Ayane

9. MechWarrior 3

10. Ōkami

11. Sacrifice

12. Vorpal Blade


The Braids: 82 points
1) Who voices Mortanius in the original Blood Omen game?

Tony Jay


2) Which GameCube game features an insanity meter, insanity effects, and multiple playable characters?

Eternal Darkness : Sanity’s Requiem

3) In the PC game Bloodlines, which NPC gives you a quest to set up network hubs for his schrecknet?

Mitnick

4) Which role-playing game classifies your actions according to the Path of the Open Palm or the Path of the Closed Fist?

Jade Empire

5) This game came out the same year as TR3 and you have to fight the Skaarj while you can protect the Nali. What game is it?

Unreal

6) Was it Sirrus or Achenar who kidnapped Yeesha?

Sirrus

7) In StarCraft: Broodwar, this mysterious character first allies with the United Earth Directorate, later on acts as an adviser to the Queen of Blades, and in a secret mission reveals that he is up to something else entirely. Who is he?

Samir Duran

8) This purple-haired female character appears in Ninja Gaiden II and the Dead or Alive series. Who is she?

Irene Lew


9) This game came out the same year as TR4 and it features many robotic machines including the Annihilator, Bushwacker, Daishi, Madcat, Puma, Supernova and Thor. What game is it?

MechWarrior 3


10) What game features a wolf as the playable character and is modeled on the style of Japanese watercolor painting?

Okami

11) What unique RTS game features a playable character named Eldred who must choose between aiding Persephone, James, Stratos, Pyro, or Charnel?

Sacrifce PC Game

12) What is the name of Alice's base weapon with infinite ammo in American McGee's Alice?

Vorpal Blade


The Boots: 81 points
The Boots answers:
1)Tony Jay
2)Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
3)Mitnik (the Nosferatu computer hacker)
4)Jade Empire
5)Unreal
6)Sirrus
7)Samir Duran
8)Ayane
9)MechWarrior 3
10)Okami
11)Sacrifice
12)Vorpal Blade


The Gloves: 79 points

1. Tony Jay
2. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
3. The Nosferatu computer hacker, Mitnick
4. Jade Empire
5. Unreal
6. Sirius
7. Duran
8. Ayane
9. MechWarrior 3
10. Okami
11. Sacrifice
12. Knife



The Sunglasses: 68 points
1) Who voices Mortanius in the original Blood Omen game?

Tony Jay

2) Which GameCube game features an insanity meter, insanity effects, and multiple playable characters?

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

3) In the PC game Bloodlines, which NPC gives you a quest to set up network hubs for his schrecknet?

Mitnick.

4) Which role-playing game classifies your actions according to the Path of the Open Palm or the Path of the Closed Fist?

Jade Empire

5) This game came out the same year as TR3 and you have to fight the Skaarj while you can protect the Nali. What game is it?

Unreal Tournament

6) Was it Sirrus or Achenar who kidnapped Yeesha?

Sirrus

7) In StarCraft: Broodwar, this mysterious character first allies with the United Earth Directorate, later on acts as an adviser to the Queen of Blades, and in a secret mission reveals that he is up to something else entirely. Who is he?

Samir Duran

8) This purple-haired female character appears in Ninja Gaiden II and the Dead or Alive series. Who is she?

Ayane

9) This game came out the same year as TR4 and it features many robotic machines including the Annihilator, Bushwacker, Daishi, Madcat, Puma, Supernova and Thor. What game is it?

Mechwarrior 3

10) What game features a wolf as the playable character and is modeled on the style of Japanese watercolor painting?

Valkyria.

11) What unique RTS game features a playable character named Eldred who must choose between aiding Persephone, James, Stratos, Pyro, or Charnel?

Sacrifice

12) What is the name of Alice's base weapon with infinite ammo in American McGee's Alice?

Emergency Weapon.


We did not receive the results from The Artefacts.

Assassino
24-03-09, 22:30
Oh, gawd. Did the Artefacts get through? >_<

Awww jeezus!
I got all those answers I researched right too! X(

CerebralAssassin
24-03-09, 22:55
#2 is a little ambiguous IMO...you want the name of the publisher,the names of the artists who worked on it or the writers:confused:

Ward Dragon
24-03-09, 22:57
#2 is a little ambiguous IMO...you want the name of the publisher,the names of the artists who worked on it or the writers:confused:

It's a person. Does that help? :)

The_Underworld
25-03-09, 15:47
For #2, would the preview count, or is it not an actual comic. (I'm new at the whole comic stuff :o )

spikejones
25-03-09, 16:42
you should ask your teammates what they think ;)

The_Underworld
25-03-09, 17:10
^^ None of them are online:(

adventurerLara
25-03-09, 18:23
Boots answers submitted:)

Love2Raid
25-03-09, 18:44
The PISTOLS have submitted their awesome answers! :cool:

Assassino
25-03-09, 18:49
Artefacts submitted this time!

LaraCroftRox
25-03-09, 18:50
Flare's answers sent. ;)

The_Underworld
25-03-09, 18:50
Gloves Sent! :D

lararoxs
25-03-09, 18:55
Sunglasses sent!:D

Rai
25-03-09, 18:57
Uzis Sent.

*crosses everything* :p

william croft
25-03-09, 18:57
Backpacks hopefully sent XD.

violentblossom
25-03-09, 18:58
Backpacks hopefully sent XD.

MrBear is getting there. (me hopes. :D)

laralover_07
25-03-09, 18:59
~Crossbow's Final Answers~

1. Nightmare Stone
2. Michael Turner
3. U2-Elevation
4. Minnie Driver
5. Fiama Nera
6. Blinde
7. 2
8. Times Exclusive Level, it advertised the centennial of Howard Carter's expedition to discover Tutankhamun's tomb
9. Tomb Raider Chronicles
10. Jerome Johnson
11. TR1, skip level cheat
12. Jungle

The_Underworld
25-03-09, 19:02
^^ How do you reply so quick before time is up?

jackles
25-03-09, 19:09
I have put avaliable points in brackets next to each question.

Q: Which artifact is the prize of Lara's first adventure on a handheld console?
A: The Nightmare Stone (Tomb Raider, GameBoy, 2000) (1)

Q: Who drew the first officially licensed comic book featuring Lara?
A: Michael Turner (Tomb Raider/Witchblade, 1997) (1)

Q: Lara appeared in a music video. Which band performed the song, and what was it called?
A: Die Ärzte, Männer sind Schweine (2)

Q: Which famous actress voiced Lara in the online animated series?
A: Minnie Driver (1)

Q: What's the name of Marco Bartoli's cult in Tomb Raider 2?
A: Fiamma Nera (Black Flame) (1)

Q: There was an official Tomb Raider themed fashion brand. What was it called?
A: Lara C (or Lara ©) (1)

Q: In how many of the four TR 'universes' (Core's games, Crystal Dynamics' games, movies, comic books) does Lara have the same biography?
A: None! (1)

Q: There is one official bonus level made for promotional purposes. What does it advertise?
A: The Times (British newspaper) (1)

Q: In which game was Lara first able to balance on tightropes?
A: Tomb Raider Chronicles (1)

Q: In Tomb Raider, Lara battles a teenage skateboarder nicknamed 'The Kid'. What's his real name?
A: Jerome Johnson (1)

Q: One step forward, one step backward, turn around three times, jump forward. In which game was this cheat code used, and what does it do?
A: Tomb Raider, level skip (2)

Q: Which Tomb Raider level shares its name with a famous song by rock legends Kiss?
A: God of Thunder (TRU) or Jungle (TR3) (1)




Scores will be up later.

jackles
25-03-09, 19:57
okay scores are in......Well done to everyone who has taken part so far...

:)


In first place

Pistols scored 105


HI!

Here is the last set of answers from the PISTOLS!!! :yah:

List of answers for the 7th round of the TRF Quiz: TR-games


1: Which artifact is the prize of Lara's first adventure on a handheld console?
Nightmare Stone

2: Who drew the first officially licensed comic book featuring Lara?
Michael Turner

3: Lara appeared in a music video. Which band performed the song, and what was it called?
Die Artze performed the song: Männer sind Schweine
Lara Croft (played by Angelina Jolie) also appeared in the music video of the song Elevation, by U2.

4: Which famous actress voiced Lara in the online animated series?
Minnie Driver

5: What's the name of Marco Bartoli's cult in Tomb Raider 2?
Fiama Nera

6: There was an official Tomb Raider themed fashion brand. What was it called?
New Rock

7: In how many of the four TR 'universes' (Core's games, Crystal Dynamics' games, movies, comic books) does Lara have the same biography?
None of the TR universes share the exact same biography for Lara. Although the bio from the movies is rather similar to the one from the Crystal Dynamics games.

8: There is one official bonus level made for promotional purposes. What does it advertise?
Level: The Times Exclusive. It advertises for The Times of London (a daily national newspaper).

9: In which game was Lara first able to balance on tightropes?
Tomb Raider Chronicles

10: In Tomb Raider, Lara battles a teenage skateboarder nicknamed 'The Kid'. What's his real name?
Jerome Johnson

11: One step forward, one step backward, turn around three times, jump forward. In which game was this cheat code used, and what does it do?
Tomb Raider I (PC version) - Level skip

12: Which Tomb Raider level shares its name with a famous song by rock legends Kiss?
God of Thunder (a sublevel from the Mediterranean Sea, Tomb Raider Underworld). The song is from the album Destroyer, 1976.

:wve:


Closely followed by the Backpacks 104

Answers from team Backpack:

1) The Nightmare Stone.

2) Michael Turner of Top Cow.

3) Lara Croft appeared in “Männer sind Schweine” by Die Ärzte.

4) Minnie Driver.

5) Fiama Nera.

6) The Lara C Clothing collection.

7) 0. They all have different biographies.

8) The Times newspaper.

9) Tomb Raider Chronicles.

10) Jerome Johnson.

11) Used for level skipping in Tomb Raider.

12) God of Thunder.



In third place...Revolvers 102

The Revolvers

1. Nightmare Stone
2. Michael Turner
3. Männer sin Schweine by Die Ärzte
4. Minnie Driver
5. Fiama Nera (Black Flame)
6. Lara C
7. None of the biographies are the same
8. The Times magazine
9. Tomb Raider Chronicles
10. Jerome Johnson
11. Skip forward 1 level (Level skip cheat)
12. God of Thunder


Crossbows scored 97

~Crossbow's Final Answers~

1. Nightmare Stone
2. Michael Turner
3. U2-Elevation
4. Minnie Driver
5. Fiama Nera
6. Blinde
7. 2
8. Times Exclusive Level, it advertised the centennial of Howard Carter's expedition to discover Tutankhamun's tomb
9. Tomb Raider Chronicles
10. Jerome Johnson
11. TR1, skip level cheat
12. Jungle



In then alphabetical order all with 94 points...

Braids.

1: Which artifact is the prize of Lara's first adventure on a handheld console?
Nightmare Stone

2: Who drew the first officially licensed comic book featuring Lara?
Andy Park

3: Lara appeared in a music video. Which band performed the song, and what was it called?
Die Ärzte- "Männer sind Schweine"

4: Which famous actress voiced Lara in the online animated series?
Minnie Driver

5: What's the name of Marco Bartoli's cult in Tomb Raider 2?
Fiamma Nera

6: There was an official Tomb Raider themed fashion brand. What was it called?
Lara C Clothing Collection

7: In how many of the four TR 'universes' (Core's games, Crystal Dynamics' games, movies, comic books) does Lara have the same biography?
None of them

8: There is one official bonus level made for promotional purposes. What does it advertise?
Times Level Exclusive, exclusive for TR4 in PC; It celebrated the discovery of the Tutankhamen's Tomb.

9: In which game was Lara first able to balance on tightropes?
TR Chronicles

10: In Tomb Raider, Lara battles a teenage skateboarder nicknamed 'The Kid'. What's his real name?
Jerome Johnson

11: One step forward, one step backward, turn around three times, jump forward. In which game was this cheat code used, and what does it do?
Tomb Raider 2 , PC level skip

12: Which Tomb Raider level shares its name with a famous song by rock legends Kiss?
God of Thunder


Flares..

1. Nightmare Stone

2. Michael Turner

3. Nine Inch Nails - Deep

4. Minnie Driver

5. Fiama Nera

6. Lara©

7. 2

8. The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb for The Times of London

9. Tomb Raider V: Chronicles

10. Jerome "The Kid" Johnson

11. Skip level cheat in Tomb Raider I

12. Tomb Raider VIII: Underworld - The Mediterranean: God of Thunder


Uzis

Hi,

Here are the answers from The Uzis:

1: The Nightmare Stone

2: Andy Park

3: Band: Die ärzte, Song: Männer sind Schweine

4: Minnie Driver

5: The Fiamma Nera

6: Today's Trendz

7: Two: Crystal Dynamics and the movies.

8: The Times (Newspaper) Exclusive Bonus level (1999) was used to to commemorate the centennial of Howard Carter's expedition to discover Tutankhamun's tomb.

9: Tomb Raider Chronicles

10: Jerome “The Kid” Johnson

11: In TR2, this cheat sequence is used to level skip.

12: Jungle (TR3)

Boots scored 92.

Here are the Boots answers:
1)Nightmare Stone
2)Brian Ching
3)Die Ärzte - Männer sind Schweine
4)Minnie Driver
5)Fiamma Nera
6)Todays Trendz
7)None
8)The Times of London to celebrate the anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb
9)Tomb Raider Chronicles
10)Jerome Johnson
11)Tomb Raider 2, Level skip for PC/Mac
12)Jungle

Gloves scored 90

1. The Nightmare Stone
2. Andy Park (If needed, the first person who did the actual comic series afterwards was Brian Ching)
3. Die Ärzte, "Männer sind Schweine" (Source~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DJ0Inxfmyk )
4. Minnie Driver
5. Fiamma Nera
6. Today's Trendz (Source~ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Tomb+Raider+Star+Lara+Croft+to+Appear+on+Today%27s +Trendz+Apparel+in+a...-a055508648 ) (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Tomb+Raider+Star+Lara+Croft+to+Appear+on+Today%27s +Trendz+Apparel+in+a...-a055508648)
7. Core Design's and The Comic Book's
8. The Times Newspaper
9. Tomb Raider Chronicles
10. Jerome Johnson
11. TR1, it skips the level
12. God Of Thunder, TRU

Oh, and GO GLOVES! :D

Sunglasses scored 81..

1: Which artifact is the prize of Lara's first adventure on a handheld console?

Nightmare Stone (GameBoy Colour)

2: Who drew the first officially licensed comic book featuring Lara?

Michael Turner (who is the penciler, aka, the one who drew with a pencil, which was later drawn over by the inker, who uses black ink, the comic was Witchblade 1#

3: Lara appeared in a music video. Which band performed the song, and what was it called?

Die Ärzte - Männer Sind Schweine

4: Which famous actress voiced Lara in the online animated series?

Minnie Driver

5: What's the name of Marco Bartoli's cult in Tomb Raider 2?

Fiamma Nera (Italian for "Black Flame")

6: There was an official Tomb Raider themed fashion brand. What was it called?

Lara ©
7: In how many of the four TR 'universes' (Core's games, Crystal Dynamics' games, movies, comic books) does Lara have the same biography?

Core and Crystals have the same biography for Lara (except Tomb Raider Legend)

Core's games and the comics. TRL bio applies to TRA and TRU too.

8: There is one official bonus level made for promotional purposes. What does it advertise?

75th Anniversary of the Discovery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb, The Times (Times Exclusive was the level)

9: In which game was Lara first able to balance on tightropes?

Tomb Raider Chronicles

10: In Tomb Raider, Lara battles a teenage skateboarder nicknamed 'The Kid'. What's his real name?

Jerome Johnson

11: One step forward, one step backward, turn around three times, jump forward. In which game was this cheat code first used, and what does it do?

Tomb Raider 1, level skip.

12: Which Tomb Raider level shares its name with a famous song by rock legends Kiss?

Jungle (TR3)


and last but not least...Artefacts with 74.


2: Who drew the first officially licensed comic book featuring Lara?

Glenat

3: Lara appeared in a music video. Which band performed the song, and what was it called?

U2 - Elevation.

4: Which famous actress voiced Lara in the online animated series?

Minnie Driver

5: What's the name of Marco Bartoli's cult in Tomb Raider 2?

Fiamma Nera.

7: In how many of the four TR 'universes' (Core's games, Crystal Dynamics' games, movies, comic books) does Lara have the same biography?

2
[A complete guess!]

8: There is one official bonus level made for promotional purposes. What does it advertise?

The Times newspaper.

9: In which game was Lara first able to balance on tightropes?

Tomb Raider Chronicles.

10: In Tomb Raider, Lara battles a teenage skateboarder nicknamed 'The Kid'. What's his real name?

Jerome Johnson.

11: One step forward, one step backward, turn around three times, jump forward. In which game was this cheat code first used, and what does it do?

TR1-Level skip.

12: Which Tomb Raider level shares its name with a famous song by rock legends Kiss?

God Of Thunder.


Nobody's online...had to finish the rest myself.

Leah.



Well done to the Pistols...now for stage 2!

There will be a head to head for the contributing team members of the Pistols.

The team leader will need to contact us with the names of the members who have been actively taking part.

The questions then will be posted tomorrow at the usual time.

Gabi
25-03-09, 20:01
Congratulations to the pistols!!!!!!! :yah:

Mr.Burns
26-03-09, 00:48
Well done everyone and congrats to the Pistols for making it to the final round!!! http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/smileys/Dance.gif

Mr.Burns
26-03-09, 19:03
So...finally, the end has come. The final round is here and now we get to see who will emerge unscathed. The Pistols will now be competing against themselves. As it stands right now, this is the final line up of contestants based on their level of participation in the team rounds:


- Quasimodo
- Lara's Nemesis
- touchthesky
- xXhaleyroxXx
- Love2Raid

So, the rules are the same, 24 hours to submit your answers, make sure you send them to Gabi, Jackles, Ward Dragon (she's been helping a lot) and myself. After the 24 hours are up, we'll begin the final judging and then will post the results. If a tie for first place occurs, then we'll have a run off between the two. So, good luck and may the Schwartz be with you. :)

The Final Round.




Final Round:

1) Who wrote the original back story of Lara Croft?


2) Karigan is the main character in a series of fantasy books in which she is a messenger for the king. The author's last name sounds like a country. What is Karigan's last name?


3) Factor (X^2)-4
Note: In case this notation is difficult to read, that says "X squared minus four."


4) Consider the following statements:
If it is raining, then I am wearing a raincoat.
I am not wearing a raincoat.
Therefore, ___

What is the logical conclusion to draw? Make sure you are contrapositive about your answer before you submit it ;)


5) The ability for a satellite to remain in a fixed position relative to the Earth's rotation is known as what?


6) This author is a famous paleontologist who wrote a book about the theory that dinosaurs are warmblooded, and a novel about a raptor from the raptor's point of view. He was also a consultant for the movie Jurassic Park, and was even mentioned in the film by one of the characters. Who is he?


7) Eckhardt met the last Nephilim in which century?


8) You run to the game store on the release day of the next Tomb Raider game. The game cost $59.99 and you had to pay $64.49 after the sales tax was applied. What is the sales tax (in terms of percentage)?


9) The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery are the first three novels in which series?


10) In the satellite tv industry, what is the term that describes the ability to stack both odd and even transponders onto the same coaxial cable?


11) Who was the Producer of Tomb Raider 2: The Dagger of Xian?


12) First devised in 1945, an orbital location at 22,000 miles above the equator allows for line of sight transmissions from various satellites all over the world. What is the name of this area in space?

Mr.Burns
27-03-09, 19:24
Tie! :eek:


Quasimodo: 8

touchthesky: 10

love2raid: 10

Lara's Nemesis: 8

hayleyrox: 5

Same rules apply, 24 hours, submission via PM to Gabi, Jackles, Ward Dragon and myself. Since it's just touchthesky and love2raid, take your time and don't rush your answers. Below will be the answers to the first round, followed by the next set of questions. Remember what you're going for, Epic win, dvd and promo material from Da Boss Penguin. Well done to Hayley, Lara's Nemesis and Quasimodo for making it this far.

The answers:



1) Who wrote the original back story of Lara Croft?

Vicky Arnold.

2) Karigan is the main character in a series of fantasy books in which she is a messenger for the king. The author's last name sounds like a country. What is Karigan's last name?

G'ladheon (she's from the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain)

3) Factor (X^2)-4
Note: In case this notation is difficult to read, that says "X squared minus four."

(X+2)(X-2) or (X-2)(X+2) because it's the same thing.

This is the difference of perfect squares, so it follows that format for factoring.

4) Consider the following statements:
If it is raining, then I am wearing a raincoat.
I am not wearing a raincoat.
Therefore, ___

What is the logical conclusion to draw? Make sure you are contrapositive about your answer before you submit it

It is not raining.

This question can be represented by
p= it is raining
q= I am wearing a raincoat

Then the statements become
p --> q
~q

So by applying the Law of the Contrapositive, the conclusion is:
Therefore, ~p. Substitute the original statements back in and ~p is the opposite of "it is raining" which is "it is not raining"

5) The ability for a satellite to remain in a fixed position relative to the Earth's rotation is known as what?

Geostationary.

6) This author is a famous paleontologist who wrote a book about the theory that dinosaurs are warmblooded, and a novel about a raptor from the raptor's point of view. He was also a consultant for the movie Jurassic Park, and was even mentioned in the film by one of the characters. Who is he?

Robert T. Bakker

7) Eckhardt met the last Nephilim in which century?

14th Century / 1300's


8) You run to the game store on the release day of the next Tomb Raider game. The game cost $59.99 and you had to pay $64.49 after the sales tax was applied. What is the sales tax (in terms of percentage)?

7.5%

First, subtract the shelf price from what you paid.
64.49-59.99 = 4.50
Then divide 4.50 by the original price and multiply by 100 to get the percentage.
4.50/59.99 = 0.075
0.075 x 100 = 7.5%


9) The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, and The Bungalow Mystery are the first three novels in which series?

Nancy Drew (Mysteries, Series, etc. -- I'll accept anything with Nancy Drew in it)

10) In the satellite tv industry, what is the term that describes the ability to stack both odd and even transponders onto the same coaxial cable?

Band Stacking.

11) Who was the Producer of Tomb Raider 2: The Dagger of Xian?

Troy Horton

12) First devised in 1945, an orbital location at 22,000 miles above the equator allows for line of sight transmissions from various satellites all over the world. What is the name of this area in space?

Clarke Belt or Clarke Orbit.




The next round:



1) Mike wants to start a garden in his backyard. He has exactly 48 meters of fencing to keep out the deer. He plans to set up the fencing so that it will completely surround his garden. If he wants his garden to be perfectly square, then how big can he make it without getting any extra fencing? Give the answer in terms of the area of the garden (square meters).


2) Who is the director of the medico-legal division that fictional forensic scientist Temperance Brennan works for in Montreal?


3) Who sought the 'Curcubite' in early an early draft for one of the Tomb Raider games?


4) A small rectangular cabin has an area of 216 square meters. The ratio of the short side to the long side is 2:3. Find the perimeter.


5) This book about Jesuits exploring an alien planet is named after a bird and part of the author's name sounds similar to a level in TR2. What is the book's title?


6) In photography, what is the technique where a film is processed to increase or decrease its effective sensitivity (ISO/ASA)?


7) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu and the Golem are all examples of a film style that has heavily influenced a very prolific auteur's style. Known for exaggerated angles, heavy shadows and a general dark and dream like feel, What is the name of this visual style or movement?


8) The pet store has a lot of parakeets. 1/2 are green, 3/10 are blue, and 1/5 are white. If there are 8 white parakeets, then find the number of green parakeets and the number of blue parakeets.


9) This book recounts the history of the developers who made Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, and other popular games.


10) According to Lara Croft's Secret Chronicles Diary, when was her Spear of Destiny adventure dated?


11) What famous short story is this code from?

http://i39.************/11sz5o8.png


12) What is the full name of this device?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/url.jpg

Mr.Burns
28-03-09, 19:17
The answers...1) Mike wants to start a garden in his backyard. He has exactly 48 meters of fencing to keep out the deer. He plans to set up the fencing so that it will completely surround his garden. If he wants his garden to be perfectly square, then how big can he make it without getting any extra fencing? Give the answer in terms of the area of the garden (square meters).

144 square meters.

48/4 gives that each side is 12 meters, so 12x12=144


2) Who is the director of the medico-legal division that fictional forensic scientist Temperance Brennan works for in Montreal?

Pierre LaManche


3) Who sought the 'Curcubite' in early an early draft for one of the Tomb Raider games?

Willard Stirling. (Early TR1)


4) A small rectangular cabin has an area of 216 square meters. The ratio of the short side to the long side is 2:3. Find the perimeter.

60 meters.

Since the ratio is 2:3, we can represent the short side as 2X and the long side as 3X. The area would then be length times width, which is 2X times 3X = 6(X^2). So 6(X^2) = 216, therefore X^2 = 36 and X = 6. Then plug 6 back into the 2X and 3X to get that the sides are 12 and 18. Perimeter is the sum of all the sides, so 12+12+18+18 = 60 meters.

5) This book about Jesuits exploring an alien planet is named after a bird and part of the author's name sounds similar to a level in TR2. What is the book's title?

The Sparrow (by Mary Doria Russell) -- I did not ask for the author but I put it here anyway just for completeness' sake, although it's not necessary to get credit

6) In photography, what is the technique where a film is processed to increase or decrease its effective sensitivity (ISO/ASA)?

Push/pull processing

7) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu and the Golem are all examples of a film style that has heavily influenced a very prolific auteur's style. Known for exaggerated angles, heavy shadows and a general dark and dream like feel, What is the name of this visual style or movement?

German Expressionism.

8) The pet store has a lot of parakeets. 1/2 are green, 3/10 are blue, and 1/5 are white. If there are 8 white parakeets, then find the number of green parakeets and the number of blue parakeets.

20 green parakeets and 12 blue parakeets.

First get a common denominator for the fractions.
5/10 are green, 3/10 are blue, and 2/10 are white. If there are 8 white parakeets then 2/10 of the total equals 8. Therefore 1/10 of the total = 4. Therefore 5/10 = 4 x 5 = 20 and 3/10 = 4 x 3 = 12

9) This book recounts the history of the developers who made Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, and other popular games.

Masters of Doom (by David Kushner)

10) According to Lara Croft's Secret Chronicles Diary, when was her Spear of Destiny adventure dated?

February 15th, 1995.

11) What famous short story is this code from?
http://i39.************/11sz5o8.png

The Adventure of the Dancing Men (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- one of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries)

12) What is the full name of this (head of the dish antenna)?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l243/filmdemon/url.jpg

Low Noise Blocker Feedhorn. (no acronyms)


And ladies and germs...



Your winner for this year's TRF Quiz is....




Love2Raid!!!

Congrats!!!!!:jmp:


And well done to everyone else who participated this year. We'll see you all next year for another round.

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