POP QUIZ : LIST-O-MANIA
(If you’re checking out a Trivialitycheck.com ‘Pop Quiz’ for the first time: Every Wednesday (or most, anyway) I post ten trivia questions, usually on some kind of theme. If you respond with answers or guesses, I’ll tell you your score. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of this post as the subject line. The full set of answers is posted the following week, along with congratulations to the high scorer(s). No googling!)
Right, today’s quiz is different than normal, and it might take you a while to complete, so go and get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit, and come back when you’ve got some time. I’ll wait.
Back? Okay let’s go.
Each of the questions below will ask for a list of items, and the full complete answer will consist of every item that fits the list, and nothing else. For example, if I asked for “all four Beatles”, I would want ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo’. If you wrote ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo, Larry’, that would be incorrect. Scoring will be one point for each correct item on a list, and then minus one point for each incorrect item listed. So ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo’ would be worth four points, ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo, Larry’ would be worth three (four for the correct responses, minus one for Larry). “John, Paul, George, Larry” would be worth only two (three correct responses, minus one incorrect). Clear as mud? Good.
PLEASE NOTE: When I say ‘no duplicates’ below, that will indicate that an answer may occur twice on a given list, but you only need to include it once. For example, a chronological list of Tonight Show hosts would include ‘Carson, Leno, O’Brien, Leno…’, but I only need you to write ‘Leno’ once.
The number of items expected will be listed for each category. Maximum possible score is precisely 100.
Please name all of the…
1) Harry Potter novels (7)
2) States of Australia (not territories) (6)
3) Canadian Prime Ministers 1900-2000 (14, no duplicates)
4) Animals in the Chinese Zodiac (12)
5) Actors who portrayed ‘Ocean’s 11’ in the 2001 remake (11)
6) MLB World Series Champion teams, 1995-2014 (13, no duplicates)
7) Current capital cities of the original thirteen United States (13)
8) Cities in Canada with a population greater than 500,000 as of the 2011 (most recent) census (11)
9) British monarchs since 1800 (9)
10) ‘Normal person’ names of the Fantastic Four, original line-up (4)