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June 2013 Trivia Challenge: What was William Shakespeare's original share in the Globe Theatre worth?

June 2013 What was William Shakespeare's original share in the Globe Theatre worth?
Answer Answer at the end of the month
Winners None yet!

May 2013 What name does Palpatine take before he declares himself Emperor?
Answer Darth Sidious
Winners None!

April 2013 Who does Macduff raise an army with to fight against Macbeth?
Answer Malcolm
Winners None!

March 2013 According to Irish superstitions, how can you discover the name of your future spouse, using a snail?
Answer If you want to know the name of the person you are to marry, put a snail on a plate sprinkled with flour. Cover the plate and leave it overnight. In the morning the initial of the person will be on the plate, traced by the snail.
Winners George F

February 2013 Who did Edvard Munch paint in "The Sick Child"?
Answer His older sister, Johanne Sophie who died from from tuberculosis.
Winners James G, George F

January 2013 What was the ice worm horror Major Brown choked down?
Answer A piece of spaghetti with two inked eyes
Winners George F, Beth F

December 2012 Who is responsible for bringing the Poinsettia to America?
Answer Joel Roberts Poinsett
Winners George F

November 2012 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer Ongoing contest
Winners None!

October 2012 What broadcast of a catastrophic event caused mass hysteria in the United States and never happened?
Answer "The War of the Worlds" on October 30, 1938
Winners Lana Wilson, Beth F., George F

September 2012 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer Ongoing contest!
Winners None yet

August 2012 Connect a winter sport to a major Canadian attraction with a single name
Answer Stanley Park - Lord Stanley - Stanley Cup - Hockey
Winners No one

July 2012 At the age of two, who was rumoured to be listed in the magazine Strange as It Seems as the world's youngest professional ice skater?
Answer Burt Ward
Winners George F

June 2012 What is Clark Kent's address?
Answer Apartment 3-D, 344 Clinton Street, Metropolis
Winners George F

May 2012 According to their website, what anniversary is Monty Python's Flying Circus celebrating?
Answer 400th
Winners George F

April 2012 How old were Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway when they married?   
Answer William was 18 and Anne was 26
Winners None!

March 2012 Who was Elros Tar-Minyatur?   
Answer Elrond's twin brother
Winners None!

February 2012 What did the town of Danvers change its name from?
Answer Salem Village
Winners George F., Beth F.

January 2012 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer Ongoing contest!
Winners None!

December 2011 In the book and the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest", why did McMurphy end up hosing down patients with cold water?
Answer Because a game of Monopoly got too heated up.
Winners None!

November 2011 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer Ongoing contest!
Winners None!

October 2011 What famous explorer first made note of the pumpkin and what did he call it?
Answer In 1584, after French explorer Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence region of North America
Winners None!

September 2011 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer Ongoing contest
Winners None!

August 2011 If you saw this road sign in Quebec, what would you do? "Chute de Pierres"
Answer Look out for falling rocks!
Winners George F., Caitilin T.

July 2011 What possession of Jack Benny's did Mel Blanc lend his voice to?
Answer His Maxwell car
Winners George F., Mary R.

June 2011 What is the name of the annual summer festival which will feature productions of "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Winter's Tale"?
Answer Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 
Winners George F., Beth F.

May 2011 What do you get if you multiply six by nine?
Answer 42 - the answer to the Universe of course - "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams
Winners Beth F.   

April 2011 Out of all the famous people mentioned in the history calendar for April, who I am distantly related to?
Answer Napoleon (very distant uncle through one of his wives) There is rumour that we have connections to Robert Louis Stevenson though my cousin's mention was the first we had heard of that one. Quite likely, Napoleon is the same with her?
Winners None!

March 2011 What was the name of the horse which Eomer lent to Aragorn?
Answer Hasufel
Winners Elise H.

February 2011 What was the name of the neighboorhood in the Goonies?
Answer The Goondocks
Winners George F.

January 2011 What was the name of Sam McGee's hometown and state?
Answer Plumtree, Tennessee
Winners George F.

December 2010 Who gave Santa his bright red suit trimmed with white fur, North Pole workshop, elves, and his wife, Mrs. Claus?
Answer Political cartoonist Thomas Nast
Winners George F.

November 2010 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer On going contest
Winners None!

October 2010 What were the first Jack O' Lanterns carved from?
Answer Turnips, potatoes and beets
Winners Susan Lutkin, George F.

September 2010 According to The Hobbit how was the game of golf invented?
Answer Old Took’s great-granduncle "charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their King Golfimbul’s head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and sent down a rabbit hole and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf invented at the same moment."
Winners Caitilin Terfloth, Beth Finis

August 2010 What is Moose Jaw's giant roadside attraction?
Answer Mac the Moose
Winners George F., Joanne D.

July 2010 How many times did Robin exclaim "Holy" during the 120 episodes of Batman?
Answer Burt Ward's official site lists 352 however other sources have listed 356.
Winners George F.

June 2010 Who are the two Inspectors in "The Man with the Twisted Lip"?
Answer Inspector Barton and Inspector Bradstreet
Winners George F.

May 2010 Who has been the only artist to ever refuse Weird Al's request to parody their song?
Answer Prince (and the Artist formally known as Prince) and Sir Paul McCartney refused Al making "Live and Let Die" as his version, "Chicken Pot Pie" was insulting to Sir Paul's vegetarianism.
Winners George F., Caitilin T.

April 2010 What did William Shakespeare leave his wife in his will?
Answer His second best bed
Winners Caitilin T., Beth F., George F.

March 2010 Where and when was the first St. Patrick's Day parade?
Answer In New York City on March 17, 1762.
Winners George F.

February 2010 How many lives were claimed during the Salem witch trials? 
Answer In total, 19 witches were hung, one man was tortured to death and five others (including a baby) died in prison.
Winners George F.

January 2010 On what did J.R.R. Tolkien first pen the words - "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."
Answer On the back of a blank test paper he was marking.
Winners George F.

December 2009 How many spaces are there on a Monopoly board?
Answer 40
Winners George F.

November 2009 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer On going contest
Winners None!

October 2009 What was the first published drawing by Charles Schultz?
Answer Schulz’s first published drawing, a sketch of Spike, the family's black and white dog.
Winners George F., Beth F.

September 2009 Who could communicate with the thrushes in "The Hobbit"?
Answer The men of Dale
Winners None!

August 2009 What did the Ringlings brothers pay for their largest competitor -- Barnum & Bailey Circus?
Answer $400,000.00
Winners George F.

July 2009 What did ABC have a skywriter advertise above the Rose Bowl game in 1966?
Answer Batman is coming!
Winners George F.

June 2009 When is Lex Luthor first introduced in Superman comics (year and issue)?
Answer April 1940, #23
Winners George F. Joanne D.

May 2009 What was the reason Chewbacca swore loyalty to Han Solo?
Answer Han Solo freed Chewbacca from the slave labour camps controlled by the Empire.
Winners George F.

April 2009 What sculpture project was Leonardo da Vinci working on while painting The Last Supper?
Answer A 24 foot statue of the Duke Lodovico Sforza's father on horseback.
Winners George F.

March 2009 In what unique way did William Shatner raise $75,000. for Habitat for Humanity?
Answer Captain Kirk donated his kidney stones
Winners George F.

February 2009 What treat contains more antioxidants than red wine?
Answer Chocolate - dark that is. Also, pomegranate seeds and juice are very high in antioxidants.
Winners Lana Wilson Dice, George F, Caitilin T

January 2009 Which is not a valid SCRABBLE word - YAKITORI, TZIGANE, SVEDBERG, FOGHAT, WIDDY, GJETOST, SHICKER or PHIZ?
Answer Foghat 
Winners Mary Rockefeller

December 2008 Why was "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" written?
Answer The Montgomery Ward Department Store's copywriters created Rudolph's character as an advertising gimmick in 1939.
Winners George F, Deb F, Beth F

November 2008 Click here to solve the Middle Earth Challenge
Answer To be given at the end of the month.
Winners None!

October 2008 What is the first line Snoopy writes as an author? 
Answer "It was a dark and stormy night..."   
Winners None

September 2008 How many guests did Bilbo and Frodo invite to their big birthday party held on the eve of Bilbo's departure? 
Answer 144 or one gross 
Winners Beth F.

August 2008 What is a circus Zany? 
Answer A circus clown 
Winners None!

July 2008 What is the interesting fact relating to the character surnames of the Corner Gas characters? 
Answer With the exception of the Mayor, all the surnames are the names of towns in Saskatchewan. 
Winners George F., Caitilin Terfloth, Lana Wilson Dice

June 2008 What play was being performed when Shakespeare's first Globe Theatre burned down? 
Answer King Henry VIII  
Winners George F., Beth F.

May 2008 What fictional beast is described this way -  "a creature so foul and cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived. Bones of full fifty men lie strewn about its lair ..."
Answer The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. 
Winners George F. Beth F.

April 2008 What was the prototype spaceship "Phoenix" was constructed from?
Answer The "Phoenix" was constructed from from an old nuclear missile. 
Winners George F.

March 2008 Philippe Auguste's fortress of 1190 is now known as what famous attraction?
Answer The Louvre 
Winners George F., Halfrek

February 2008 Sean Astin is celebrating a birthday this month. Who will be "following" his character, Twoflower, in the upcoming movie, "The Colour of Magic"?
Answer The Luggage 
Winners None!

January 2008 In honour of (maybe not approved by...) JRR Tolkien's birthday, there will not be a question this month, but rather a casting wish list for "The Hobbit" movie. Please submit your wish list for the characters as follows:

Bilbo, Thorin Oakenshield, Beorn, Bard, Thranduil (Elvenking), Bolg (son of Goblin King), Goblin King, Master of Esgaroth, Trolls (Tom, William, Bert) voices, Smaug voice, Roac voice (Carc's son - Raven) and Lord of the Eagles voice.

Bonus prize for Balin, Dwalin, Ori, Dori, Nori, Oin, Gloin, Bilfur, Bofur, Bombur, Kili and Fili.

It is assumed that Sir Ian McKellen will play Gandalf, Hugh Weaving will play Elrond and  Andy Serkis will play Gollum.

Answer Entries posted as received 
Winners None!

December 2007 What beasts draw Jultomten's sleigh in Scandinavia?
Answer Goats!! 
Winners Mary Rockefeller

November 2007 Click here to solve the NEW Middle Earth Challenge
Answer On going... 
Winners Stumped you all!

October 2007 What is considered to be the first film to tell the tale of Dracula?
Answer Nosferatu: A Symphony in Terror (1922)
Winners George F., Lana Wilson Dice, Beth Finis, Geoffrey Dice

September 2007 What was tied to the ox-cart  (instead of tin cans) that carried Klinger and Soon-Lee following their wedding on "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", the final episode of M*A*S*H?
Answer A string of Klinger's old high-heeled shoes.
Winners Grant Lederhouse

August 2007 Where would you find Mac the Moose?
Answer Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Winners Jo Doxtater, Grant Lederhouse

July 2007 What was the first cartoon to feature the voice of Mel Blanc?
Answer Picador Porky 
Winners Deb, Jo Doxtater

June 2007 Why did Superman give Batman a ring containing Kryptonite and who did it originally belong to?
Answer Batman keeps the ring at the Batcave in case Superman ever loses control of his powers or if he falls under the control of an evil influence. The ring originally belonged to Lex Luthor.
Winners Mary Rockefeller

May 2007 The chess computer "Deep Thought" was named after who?
Answer Deep Thought was the computer in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Winners George F., Jennifer Lindberg

April 2007 What mind-boggling event occurred on September 10th, 1945 in Fruita, Colorado?
Answer Mike the chicken lost his head but lived for 18 months.
Winners George F.

March 2007 Can you name two shows prior to Star Trek that William Shatner turned down leading roles on?
Answer The Defenders and Dr. Kildare
Winners Beth Finis

February 2007 Who was Tituba and what did she have to do with Salem?
Answer Tituba was the first person accused of witchcraft in Salem Village.
Winners Deb

January 2007 What is the only day of the week to have an anagram and what is the anagram?
Answer Monday - dynamo
Winners Caitilin Terfloth, Ken Finis, Joanne Doxtater

December 2006 Where was Dr. Watson shot while he was an assistant surgeon in Candahar?
Answer Dr. Watson was shot in the shoulder.
Winners Mary Rockefeller, Joanne Doxtater

November 2006 Click here to solve the NEW Middle Earth Challenge
Answer On going ...
Winners None Yet

October 2006 Ergot infection on grains is a possible explanation for what creature phenomenon?
Answer Werewolves
Winners Jennifer Lindberg, Sarri Lutkin

September 2006 What nickname did Bandobras Took take after the Battle of Greenfields?
Answer Bullroarer
Winners Joanne Doxtater, Peter Lutkin

August 2006 What name is "Drip Drip Drop" better known by? (Not the song!) 
Answer Duck, Duck, Goose.
Winners Geoff Dice

July 2006 Solve the 12 PUZZLES
Answer
1. eggshell - two pairs of double letters
2. you - pronounced as a letter of the alphabet
3. tablet - initial and last letter match
4. weevil - contains a pronoun
5. intermittent - contains four of the same letter
6. stink - second word when spelled backwords
7. tracing - second word with initial letter removed
8. mimic - roman numerals
9. nudism - alphabetical order of last and initial letters
10. collection - synonyms of set
11. ought - last letter can be placed in front of word 
12. almost - letters are in alphabetical order
Winners Sarri Lutkin

June 2006 What happens to Superman when he withstands the explosion of a hydrogen bomb?
Answer Superman suffers the effects of a slight headache
Winners None!

May 2006 Name this ice cream - coffee liqueur ice cream with a chocolate cookie crumb swirl and fudge cows?
Answer Vermonty Python
Winners Jennifer Lindberg

April 2006 What did William Shakespeare bequeath to Thomas Combe?
Answer His sword
Winners None!

March 2006 What Irish fairy folk wear small red caps made of feathers?
Answer Merrows
Winners Sarri Lutkin, Lana Wilson Dice

February 2006 What animal do the storytellers at Cape Crocker use to predict spring?
Answer A bear.
Winners None!

January 2006 Click here to solve the NEW Middle Earth Challenge
Answer On going ...
Winners None Yet

December 2005 What name is given to Boardwalk Avenue in Monopoly games released in England?
Answer Mayfair
Winners Beth Finis, Mary Rockefeller

November 2005 Click here to solve the NEW Middle Earth Challenge
Answer On going ...
Winners None!

October 2005 What did the Romanian Military name in honour of Dracula?
Answer The AH1 RO-Dracula is a Romanian assault helicopter.
Winners None!

September 2005 Which "M*A*S*H*" character attempted to eat a jeep, part by part?
Answer Corporal Max Klinger
Winners Sarri Lutkin, Geoff Dice

August 2005 What is the most popular animal used in signs and statues in Canada?
Answer The Moose
Winners Mary Rockefeller, Sarri Lutkin

July 2005 What television show regularly made use of speech balloons filled with BAM! POP! ZLOP!?
Answer Batman
Winners Mark Hopkins, Caitilin Terfloth, Hoops, Sarri Lutkin, Beth Finis, Nancy88

June 2005 In Sherlock Holmes "The Man with the Twisted Lip," what do Neville St. Clair and Hugh Boone have in common?
Answer They were the same person - Neville was posing as the beggar, Hugh.
Winners Mary Rockefeller, Sarri Lutkin

May 2005 What is the item Yoda wears around his neck in Star Wars?
Answer A small flute called a Blissl
Winners Layne Myhre

April 2005 Which General Hospital actor had a role in U.H.F.?
Answer Anthony Geary played Philo
Winners Ellen Geisser, Sarri Lutkin

March 2005 Name three cacti or succulent shown in the pictures from our New Mexico trip.
Answer Prickly Pear, Cholla and Yucca
Winners None

February 2005 Give the first and last names of the characters on Poodie's t-shirt.
Answer Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris, Buffy Summers, Rupert Giles, Cordelia Chase
Winners Sarri Lutkin, Beth Finis

January 2005 Name one palindrome that would score a bingo (7 letters long) in Scrabble. (Word must be in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary)
Answer repaper, deified, reviver, rotator
Winners Mary Rockefeller, Grant Lederhouse



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