POP QUIZ: LIST-O-MANIA (answers)

Well, this one was tough. It was long and time consuming, so I really appreciate the players who took the time to compile their lists and submit answers. Thanks, folks!

And a litany of congratulations to Michel P, who topped our scoring list with 52/100. Way to go Michel!

Michel also commiserated with me: “I pity you for having to “grade” us”. He’s right, it was a long, fiddly process. For some reason, everyone didn’t write their lists in precisely the same order that I did, so there was a lot of scrolling back and forth. Don’t know what the problem was with those people… 🙂

Please name all of the…

1) Harry Potter novels (7)

HARRY POTTER AND THE… PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, CHAMBER OF SECRETS, PRISONER OF AZKABAN, GOBLET OF FIRE, ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, DEATHLY HALLOWS

2) States of Australia (not territories) (6)

NEW SOUTH WALES, QUEENSLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, VICTORIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

3) Canadian Prime Ministers 1900-2000 (14, no duplicates)

WILFRED LAURIER, ROBERT BORDEN, ARTHUR MEIGHEN, WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE KING, R.B. BENNETT, LOUIS ST. LAURENT, JOHN DIEFENBAKER, LESTER B. PEARSON, PIERRE TRUDEAU, JOE CLARK, JOHN TURNER, BRIAN MULRONEY, KIM CAMPBELL, JEAN CHRÉTIEN

4) Animals in the Chinese Zodiac (12)

RAT, OX, TIGER, RABBIT, DRAGON, SNAKE, HORSE, GOAT (or SHEEP), MONKEY, ROOSTER, DOG, PIG

5) Actors who portrayed ‘Ocean’s 11’ in the 2001 remake (11)

GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, MATT DAMON, DON CHEADLE, BERNIE MAC, SCOTT CAAN, CASEY AFFLECK, CARL REINER, ELLIOT GOULD, EDDIE JEMISON, SHAOBO QIN

6) MLB World Series Champion teams, 1995-2014 (13, no duplicates)

ATLANTA BRAVES, NEW YORK YANKEES, FLORIDA MARLINS, ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS, ANAHEIM ANGELS, BOSTON RED SOX, CHICAGO WHITE SOX, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, BOSTON RED SOX, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

7) Current capital cities of the original thirteen United States (13)

DOVER DELAWARE, HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA, TRENTON NEW JERSEY, ATLANTA GEORGIA, HARTFORD CONNECTICUT, BOSTON MASSCHUSETTS, ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND, COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA, CONCORD NEW HAMPSHIRE, RICHMOND VIRGINIA, ALBANY NEW YORK, RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA, PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND

8) Cities in Canada with a population greater than 500,000 as of the 2011 (most recent) census (11)

TORONTO ON, MONTREAL PQ, CALGARY AB, OTTAWA ON, EDMONTON AB, MISSISSAUGA ON, WINNIPEG MB, VANCOUVER BC, BRAMPTON ON, HAMILTON ON, QUEBEC CITY PQ

9) British monarchs since 1800 (9)

GEORGE III, GEORGE IV, WILLIAM IV, VICTORIA, EDWARD VII, GEORGE V, EDWARD VIII, GEORGE VI, ELIZABETH II

10) ‘Normal person’ names of the Fantastic Four, original line-up (4)

REED RICHARDS, SUSAN STORM, JOHNNY STORM, BEN GRIMM

Lots of folks seemed to think the Royals belonged on the list for #6. Don’t know if they were just guessing, or if they didn’t realize the list was supposed to stop at 2014.

The “Oceans 11” list was the least answered. Most folks got as far as “Clooney, Pitt” and stopped. No one got Shaobo Qin. Shocking.

And for #10, anyone who got any of them, got ’em all. You’re either a comic book geek or you’re not, I guess.

Thanks,
QM Bill

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