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Topic: Total Quiz XIII - Results and Awards
Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Subject: Total Quiz XIII - Results and Awards
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 12:00


Total Quiz XIII is currently in progress!

ROUND TWO questions, with hints, are no available. Round Two will last exactly 24 hours, until 7 PM (Central Europe) 6 PM (GMT), 1 PM (North America EST).
http://www.allempires.com/TQ/totalquiz.php -
http://www.allempires.com/TQ/totalquiz.php - Introduction: TQ is a history trivia contest. Anyone is free to participate and the contest is open to all forum members and guests.

Instructions: Go to the questions, page enter your name and submit answers to the questions. You are allowed an unlimited number of submissions and you may use any source, reference or search engine to help you with your answering. Points are awarded for correct answers. The participant with the most points win. The scoreboard will be updated at 4-hour intervals when possible. Only use the answer sheet to submit answers, DO NOT post answers on the forum.

- If you've already answered the question correct, you don't need to resubmit the answer.

Quiz Information:
Moderators: Imperator Invictus, Poirot

If you have any questions about scoring or clarifications, please PM one of the moderators listed above.

Good Luck and have fun!




Replies:
Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 12:06
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Answers for Questions Answered in Round One

Question 1
Who is widely acknowledged as the founder of Islam? (Question by poirot)
Answer: Muhammad, The Prophet
Question 2
What chief of the Ottawa led a rebellion against the British in North America in 1763? (Question by Invictus)
Answer: Pontiac
Question 3
Upon what existing city did Constantine build a new city in 330 A.D. which he called "New Rome"? (Question by Invictus)
Answer: Byzantium
Question 4
What ancient city, founded by a great conqueror, was known for a lighthouse and a library? (Question by poirot)
Answer: Alexandria
Question 5
What King of the Mali Empire was known for incorporating Timbuktu into his empire and his famed pilgramage to Mecca? (Question by Invictus)
Answer: Mansa Musa
Question 6
What is the name of a famous literary piece, commonly accepted as the work of a noblewoman during the Heian Period in Japan, is also arguably claimed by many to be the first novel in the world? (Question by poirot)
Answer: The Tale of Genji
Question 7
What civilization overthrew Hammurabi's Dynasty? (Question by Invictus)
Answer: Hittites. While Kassites rule Babylon shortly afterward, the dynasty was already deposed by the Hittites. There are no known Babylonian Kings of the same dynasty after Samsu-Ditana was overthrown in the Hittite Invasion. Since the question was about the overthrow of the dynasy, Hittites is the clear answer. The Kassites did not rule Babylon until 24 years after Samsu-Ditana, the last King of Hammurabi's dynasty, was overthrown. During the gap period, the rule of Babylon may have passed to another foreign dynasty known as the "Sea-Land" Dynasty. (Source: Journal of Cuneiform Studies, 1957)
Question 8
As the important statesmen gathered in Versailles to end the Great War and reorganize the balance of power, an unknown young nationalist who worked in various odd jobs and spoke multiple languages tried to voice his disapproval, but to no avail. The likes of Woodrew Wilson, David Lloyd George, and Georges Clemenceau never knew that the young nationalist would one day rise up and become an important statesman himself. Embracing a leftist ideology and embraced as his nation's idol, he led an independence movement against one foreign power and a major conflict against another. Today, an important city is named after him and a national currency bears his picture. Who is he? (Question by poirot)
Answer: Ho Chi Minh, father of the independence and communist movements in Vietnam
Question 9
With the help of a military genius, my armies terriorized an entire continent, and were only stopped by the news of my uncle's death. Later, I set up my capital close to a 'sea.' Though questions about my father's bloodline and legitmacy circulated among my extended family, I was quite influential and helped one of my cousins ascend to power. After my death, one of my brothers eventually took my place and waged wars against another cousin of mine. Who am I? (Question by poirot)
Answer: I am Batu Khan, son of Jochi and grandson of Genghis Khan. Jochi's parentage was questioned because Genghis' wife Borte may have conceived Jochi while she was a captive of the Merekids. With the command of Subotai, Batu's Mongol invasion of Europe devastated much of the continent, only to be stopped by the news of Ogedei Khan's decease. Upon return, Batu consolidated his power and built his capital at Sarai, close to the Caspian Sea. Batu helped his cousin Mongke ascend to the Great Khan, at the expense of Ogedei's clan. After Batu's death, his brother Berke eventually became Khan and waged wars with Hulegu Khan, who established the IlKhanate.
Question 10
Mother and daughter. Both mother and daughter shared the same name, and both married famous husbands whose ideals were radical for their times. The mother was herself a radical, was best known for a radical and influential piece of writing, and died soon after giving birth to the daughter. The daughter grew up and later produced a very well known piece of writing of her own. 1. Name the mother and her most influential piece of writing. 2. Name the daughter and her most famous piece of writing. (Question by poirot)
Answer: 1. The mother is Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, who married radical atheist philosopher William Godwin. 2. The daughter is Mary Shelley (also known as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin), author of Frankenstein, who married romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Question 11
In the 15th century, I rose from a very religious upbringing to become leader of a powerful tribe whose name begins with the letter "Z." We conquered a major city with a name similar to the surrounding landscape. Other famous warriors have come from the country this city is now capital of, though not many have been honorable. Who am I? (Question by Mila)
Answer: Sharifa Fatima
Question 12
I was extremely wealthy and well known for defeating a famous rebel. For a while, I essentially ruled a great power with two other powerful men, until one day I got ambitious and decided to attack a powerful empire. Needless to say, I suffered defeat in a decisive battle, as my heavy infantry proved no match for the enemy's cavalry tactics. As a result, both my son and I were killed. Some captive soldiers from my shattered army were exiled, by the enemy empire, to remote regions, where they were believed to have encountered forces from another powerful empire. Who am I? (Question by poirot)
Answer: I am Marcus Licinius Crassus, one of the richest men in Rome, known to have defeated Spartacus, and formed the First Triumviate with Pompey and Caesar. Crassus' campaign against the Parthian Empire ended in disaster and his own beheading by the Parthians. After the decisive Battle of Carrhae, some of the captive soldiers in Crassus' army were exiled to the eastern frontier of Parthia, where they most possibly encountered forces from the Han Empire.
Question 13
Though of humble origins, her beauty elevated her to imperial ranks. Her husband died young and consequently, as mother of the youthful heir, she began to taste the nectar of power. Her thirst for power was so great that she eventually mercilessly deposed her discontent son and ruled alone. As a result of her actions, a new emperor was crowned in the west. After relishing in power for years, she was brought down to earth by a coup, and died in exile. Who was she? (Question by poirot)
Answer: Empress Irene, the beautiful Athenian who later became ruler of the Byzantine Empire. She blinded her own son, Constantine VI, to secure her position as sole ruler of Byzantium. Seizing upon the lack of a male Roman Emperor, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne as the new Roman Emperor. Irene was eventually brought down by conspirators and exiled. Note, the answer is not Empress Wu, because Empress Wu never died in exile.
Question 14
I was a king of two countries. Before I became King, I participated in the killing of a lot of innocent people. Some time later, I was chosen as king of a great country. I literally escaped a few months after my coronation to claim the throne of another country. Who am I and of which two countries was I king? (Question by cavalry4ever)
Answer: I was known as Henry III of Valois in Polish-Lithuanian Commowealth or Henry III in France
Question 15
A Tale of Two Generals. One general was famously featured in a painting, while the other, in a novel. The two commanders led two opposing armies in a decisive battle of a much bigger war that has more than one name. Both generals led brilliant military careers prior to the battle, but both suffered wounds from the battle and died as a result. The outcome of the battle eventually led to the end of one country's dominance over a certain region that was, at the time, very large in area but with very little population. Name the two generals. (Question by poirot)
Answer: 1. James Wolfe, who commanded the British troops 2. Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, who commanded the French troops. Wolfe and Montcalm met at the Plains of Abraham, near Quebec City, where Wolfe's British troops had the better day. Yet, both generals died as a result of fatal wounds. As a result of the battle, the British were able to secure the St. Lawrence River and force the surrendering of Quebec City and later Montreal from the French. The confrontation between Wolfe and Montcalm marked a significant point in the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War (known as the French and Indian War in the United States, as the Pomeranian War, and as the Third Silesian War, etc). In the treaty following the war, the French gave up much of its claims in North America to the British, including Canada. Wolfe was famously featured in The Death of General Wolfe, by Benjamin West, while Montcalm was portrayed in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans.
Question 16
The despot and the reformer. The despot had a famous nickname, ruled a certain region for decades, and was known for excessive cruelty against his enemies; his cruelties were even noted by a famous poet. Though nominally serving under the reformer, the despot ruled with virtual independence, thriving in an age of constant conflict between foreign powers, forming various alliances to advance his interests. Nevertheless, the reformer had the last laugh and orchestrated the despot's ultimate demise. Struggling in an era of change and conflict, the reformer tried to bring vitality back into his stagnant country, resulting in some notable accomplishments. Yet, despite his efforts, his country lost one important region to an independence movement, suffered major defeat at the hands of a foreign power, and was on the verge of losing another major region by his death. Name the despot and the reformer. (Question by poirot)
Answer: The despot is Ali Pasha, known as the Lion of Janina/Yanya. Ali Pasha took advantage of a weak Ottoman court and formed alliances with the French and British. His cruelties were well noted, even by Lord Byron, who visited his court. Ali Pasha was romantically portrayed in Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. The reformer is Sultan Mahmud II, who carried out various reforms, such as destruction of the janissaries, aimed at revitalizing the decaying Ottoman Empire. Nevertheless, during his reign, Greece gained independence and the Turks lost to Russia in the Russo-Turkish War of 1828�29. Just before Mahmud�s death, the Turks were on the verge of losing a war against Muhammed Ali, viceroy of Egypt.
Question 17
I lived in a dark century of conflicts and wars around Europe. I still managed to do many impressive things to ensure my security. A composer and artist died in the year in which I was born, both of whom have also made their name famous enough to be known amongst the wise and unknown amongst all others. During my time of rule, I had to fight and was soon defeated by my enemy. Then I surrendered to another of my enemies whom I had fought previously and whom my state had fought many times previously. The enemy was also an enemy of my enemy so I became one of the most loyal servants of my previous enemy. I later on became a great prince and served my former enemy loyally and my successors governed the same territories until my successors were defeated by our common enemy that I had fought before. Who am I? (Question by Rider)
Answer: I am Gotthard Kettler, the last Grand Master of the Livonian Order. Elsewhere, the name may be spelt as Goddart. The territory he governed was the Duchy of Courland
Question 18
Prince, assassin, and king. The prince sent the assassin to kill a rival king. The assassin was disguised as an ambassador, pretending to make an offering to the rival king, carrying the map of a region in the prince's realm and the head of someone whom the king wanted dead. The assassin almost succeeded in killing the rival king, but still ended up as sword fodder, partly because of a court doctor. The king went on to assume a very prestigious title. Name the prince, the assassin, the king, and the king's prestigious title. (Question by poirot)
Answer: The trick is to make everyone think it is a European question. But it is not! The prince is Prince Dan of the state of Yan, during the Warring States Period in China. The assassin is Jing Ke, famously portrayed in later literature as a great hero. The king is King Ying Zheng of the state of Qin, who later became Qin Shi Huang Di, the First Emperor of China. During the assassination, a court doctor flung a bag of medicine at the assassin, giving King Ying Zheng time to run and draw his sword.
Question 19
This is a story of three brothers and a foreign conqueror: The first brother was the heir apparent of the realm for a long time, but at the time the father of the three died in an epidemic, the father had a change of heart and named the second brother as successor. However, the second brother soon died in the same epidemic that killed the father. Since there was no heir apparent, the first brother believed himself to be the ruler, but many people supported a third brother, which led to civil war. Initially, the third brother was captured by the first brother, but he escaped with the aid of a girl. Then, the third brother defeated the first brother, and seemed to be on his way to ruling the realm until an outside invader captured him. In the end, the first brother was killed by his own supporters and the outside invader conquered the realm. Give the names of the three brothers as well as the name of the leader of the outside invaders. (Question by Decebal)
Answer: A: Huascar, B: Ninan Cuyochi, C: Atahualpa; leader of the invaders: Francisco Pizarro.
Question 20
I am considered a legendary hero by many, and though of lowly birth, my heroic actions against a great empire and its powerful emperor are still recounted today. I was defeated and held captive by the powerful rival emperor, but managed to escape and then carve out a realm of my own. After my death, my son was captured, blinded, and executed by the rival emperor. After my grandson, power in my realm passed on to a certain group of influential men; then, many years afterwards, the territories I initially carved out were absorbed by forces from another great empire. Who am I? (Question by poirot)
Answer: Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire/Confederacy. Though of a lower caste, Shivaji led the Marathas in heroic battles against the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Though once defeated and held captive at Agra by Aurangzeb, Shivaji managed to escape and continue to fight the Mughals. After his death, his son Sambhaji was captured and executed by Aurangzeb. After his grandson Shahuji, power of the Marathas passed to a group of ministers called the Peshwas. In the end, the Marathas, like the Mughal Empire, fell into the clutches of the East India Company and the British Empire.



Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 12:24
I posted my first set of answers, seeing you as precise as ever, giving me the original post at exactly 7.00. Great work. And I like the system and the new fonts and background.

Poirot, there are too many questions by you. Those are impossible to answer by the stupid members like me... only Dawn and Styrbiorn will get them...

Anyways, if anyone else doesn't answer the 17th and I do, and it is my question, then will it go to the next round?


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There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 12:35
Originally posted by rider rider wrote:


Poirot, there are too many questions by you. Those are impossible to answer by the stupid members like me... only Dawn and Styrbiorn will get them...

Anyways, if anyone else doesn't answer the 17th and I do, and it is my question, then will it go to the next round?
 
I feel slighted rider... why can't I get poirot's questions?. After all I'm the champion-en-titre and allowed to some trash-talking.Wink
 
Anyway, you cannot answer your own question, so yes it will go to the next round if no one else does.


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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 12:48
Intial scores have been updated! 


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 12:55
Wait, when we answer again, we don't have to include our previous votes?

EDIT: And I again got the 9th by making a rough guess after reading the question. Huzzah.


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There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: bagelofdoom
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 13:44
well, that was fun.  I answered all the easy pity questions at the beginning and took wild stabs in the dark at a few others.  Good times.



Posted By: Tipu Sultan
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:10
i will give you guys  chance this time by not paticipatingCool


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:15
OMG Decebal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are my questions that easy?  Tell me, honestly.  I can make them harder if you need more challenging questions.


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Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:15
what's the matter tipu? feeling the heat?

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:19
Poirot, you could just ban Decebal accusing him in cheating (so I'd have a chance. I believe that I have 9 points so far and none of the more difficult ones answered... yet)


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There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:20
Congratulations Decebal, you are on your way to 20 points! 

Either you really really know how I make my questions or the questions are way too easy.


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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:22
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I DID make my questions way too easy Unhappy


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Posted By: Tipu Sultan
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:27
what's the matter tipu? feeling the heat?

no its cold in my place.i want to give the kids here a chance.


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:27
This can't be happening!!! I spent so much time making sure that my questions are unambiguous; the result: I made them too easy.  Then Decebal goes wosh wosh - and gets most of them in less than 15 minutes.

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Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:29
No, no, the questions are pretty good. Question 20 still baffles me. I think it's just a lifetime of obsession with history combined with a good strategy of going about answering this type of questions: kind of like detective work... I remember you being pretty darn good at this sort of stuff too, kind of like your alias, poirot?Wink

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:32
Rider, nine points is not bad for Total Quiz.  I expected the mean score to be around 8-9.

Decebal, the more I look at your score, the more I believe that I have made my questions too easy for the Total Quiz!!!


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Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:42
I think you're going to hate me, because I think I just got #20 as well: very good question by the way, makes you think.

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:44
Decebal, I offically bow in front of you.  Clap  The next Total Quiz will be triple the difficulty!!!


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"The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.�   ~ HG Wells
           


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:50
Maybe I should retire after that one...

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What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.- Mohandas Gandhi



Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 14:53
No, your retirement would mean a loss for the Total Quiz community.  

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"The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.�   ~ HG Wells
           


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 15:24
Wow, good job, Decebal! 


Posted By: ulrich von hutten
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 15:33
I'd like to have a translation of all questions either in german or icelandic.Please add the right answers, doesn't matter which language

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 15:38
If you've already submitted a correct answer, you don't need to resubmit it again. Also, please note that there's a score update interval so the score may not be updated until a few hours after you've submitted the answer.


Posted By: Behzad
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:28
I think I might have submitted my answers without a username.

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:42
Yeah. Please submit them again with the username.


Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:42
I wasnt sure about that Mali question...I thought the Mali empire already had Timbuktu.

Oh well...


Posted By: bagelofdoom
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:46
it says I have seven points but only lists 6 questions as being correct.  I'm about 99% sure I got 13 right, is that just not listed?


Posted By: JanusRook
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:49

When I first took a look at this I thought that the Total Quiz had been dumbed down but then when I got further down the page it definitely lived up to it's standards.

I take it no more extra credit points in questions......


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Economic Communist, Political Progressive, Social Conservative.

Unless otherwise noted source is wiki.


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:50
Scores have been updated! Let me know if you're having trouble viewing the updated score table (i.e. the score table doesn't update). This could happen if your browser caches the image rather than getting the latest.

The graphic score update method is a new feature we're experimenting with on the new TQ engine.

Also, the score table on the quiz page is always the most up to date. The score table there is not affected by any potential browser caching issues.


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 16:52
Quote it says I have seven points but only lists 6 questions as being correct.  I'm about 99% sure I got 13 right, is that just not listed?

It looks like it's because you didn't capitalize your username for question 13 but you did for the other questions. I've fixed it for you.

This is a bug on the new quiz engine that will be fixed...


Posted By: Ikki
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 18:52
I was thinking, the thread must be answered without search information, right? only with our memory, right?


Posted By: mamikon
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 18:57
when does the Quiz close?


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 19:33
The Quiz closes 48 hours after it's start, which is on Saturday noon/evening.

Quote I was thinking, the thread must be answered without search information, right? only with our memory, right?

You can use any book, arrticle, or search engine for this quiz.


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 21:05
Where is Dawn!!??

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Posted By: LilLou
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 22:23
Im so pissed off what is number 8!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 22:42
Originally posted by poirot poirot wrote:

Where is Dawn!!??
 
Did you miss me ???
 
I just got home from work and have been reading the questions like mad trying to make some sort of showing here. Wink 


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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 23:08
Again, please write your identification in the username bracket when you submit your answers to the TQ.

Yes, welcome Dawn!  Total Quiz is not the same without you!


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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 23:15
Ahh It's nice to be missed. I doubt  Decabel and Rider missed me thoughEvil Smile

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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 23:17
Updates to scores 23:13 EST.

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 00:06
Originally posted by Dawn Dawn wrote:

Ahh It's nice to be missed. I doubt  Decabel and Rider missed me thoughEvil Smile


What are you suggesting now? I am already beaten so terribly... that I... but I hope you'll beat DecebalTongue...


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There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 02:12
For the nth time, I think that I made the questions too easy.  The questions will be much harder next time.

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Posted By: Omar al Hashim
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 02:57
Well, I read all the questions.

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"O Byzantines! If success is your desire and if you seek right guidance and want your empire to remain then give the pledge to this Prophet"
~ Heraclius, Roman Emperor


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 03:20
Quote The questions will be much harder next time.

I think that the questions for this particular quiz are pretty good. The hardest question is not necessarily the best question.


Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 07:57
Now,the first question is wrongly asked, I think...What is meant couldn't be asked well, or there is a deliberate mind trick out there :)

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We gave up your happiness
Your hope would be enough;
we couldn't find neither;
we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

A Strange Orhan Veli


Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 08:03
Interesting point. I could easily say the founder of Islam is God. Since He is the source. Then I could go onto say...
Well, I won't answer cause others are bound to join in on the quiz.

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Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 08:07
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

Interesting point. I could easily say the founder of Islam is God. Since He is the source. Then I could go onto say...
Well, I won't answer cause others are bound to join in on the quiz.
 
Exactly, there is a contradiction over there...Maybe the question shall be amended a bit.


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We gave up your happiness
Your hope would be enough;
we couldn't find neither;
we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

A Strange Orhan Veli


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 08:29
Great, no one has answered the 17th.

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There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: Styrbiorn
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 08:56
There. Managed to sneak in a break from work. Hopefully I'll have time to search for answers tonight (next time please don't choose a weekend Tongue).
 
Many questions were really tough this time, nothing gives you a hint on where to start.Thumbs Up
 
 
Quote Interesting point. I could easily say the founder of Islam is God. Since He is the source. Then I could go onto say...
Well, I won't answer cause others are bound to join in on the quiz.
 
I think we safely can assume all questions are atheistic in nature and make the answers from there.


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 09:50
scores were updated again.


Posted By: gcle2003
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 10:21
Originally posted by Decebal Decebal wrote:

No, no, the questions are pretty good. Question 20 still baffles me.
That was an easy one to me. But there are plenty of others that baffle me. Unhappy
 
 
 


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Posted By: gcle2003
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 10:25
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

Interesting point. I could easily say the founder of Islam is God. Since He is the source. Then I could go onto say...
Well, I won't answer cause others are bound to join in on the quiz.
 
That occurred to me as well. 'Widely acknowledged' is a bit ambiguous. 'Most widely acknowledged' might have been better.


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Posted By: gcle2003
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 10:37
I was sure I was right for 0.75 on 18. Maybe it hasn't registered yet? I can't remember the order I put them in in.
 
Or are there two similar incidents that occurred on different occasions?


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Posted By: Ikki
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 10:42
Originally posted by Imperator Invictus Imperator Invictus wrote:



You can use any book, arrticle, or search engine for this quiz.


Oh my God!! LOL The next time i will play well.


Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 11:16
Originally posted by Ikki Ikki wrote:

Originally posted by Imperator Invictus Imperator Invictus wrote:



You can use any book, arrticle, or search engine for this quiz.


Oh my God!! LOL The next time i will play well.
 
Keep tring this time you still have almost 24 hours and multiply answers are allowed


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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 12:32
Quote I was sure I was right for 0.75 on 18. Maybe it hasn't registered yet? I can't remember the order I put them in in.

Your set of answers is not correct for that question. However, if you think you've found an "alternate" answer, we can bring it up to Poirot, who wrote the question.


Posted By: Decebal
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 12:58

I have some questions for clarification:

1. Question 14: is the title necessarily king, or can it be some other equivalent appelation (like emperor, prince, monarch, etc.)

2. Question 11: we are talking about 15th century AD, right?



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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:12
1.  Yes, king meaning king.  Somebody has already gotten calvary4fever's intended answer.

2. Yes, 15th century AD.  This, I think, is a fair question.  It deserves a spot higher than 11, but you can get it.




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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:13
Originally posted by Imperator Invictus Imperator Invictus wrote:

Quote I was sure I was right for 0.75 on 18. Maybe it hasn't registered yet? I can't remember the order I put them in in.

Your set of answers is not correct for that question. However, if you think you've found an "alternate" answer, we can bring it up to Poirot, who wrote the question.


Your answer must satisfy ALL of the constraints given in the question.


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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:13
Originally posted by Imperator Invictus Imperator Invictus wrote:

Quote I was sure I was right for 0.75 on 18. Maybe it hasn't registered yet? I can't remember the order I put them in in.

Your set of answers is not correct for that question. However, if you think you've found an "alternate" answer, we can bring it up to Poirot, who wrote the question.


Your answer must satisfy ALL of the constraints given in the question.


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Posted By: Krum
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:14
I have 12 points.Is that good?

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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:14
Scores have been updated, 1pm American Eastern Standard Time.

The Matrix has been reloaded!!!


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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:15
Originally posted by Krum Krum wrote:

I have 12 points.Is that good?


Yes, very good.  I was impressed by your performance!


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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 13:27
Star


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Posted By: Omar al Hashim
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 20:17
hmm, I got 0.25 for a stab in the dark. I think I may be able to get more for that then...

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Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 21:12
I sent the answers 1 minute ago...But I suspect I forgot to write the name...Evaluate that one as mine... It was sent in 04.10(GMT+2)...Let me know if you can't find or something happened, so I can re-send the answers.

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Your hope would be enough;
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we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 21:15
I don't know how to alter the script to allow it to happen.  You can either resumbit your question sheet or pm Imperator about it.

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 21:23
Please submit the answers again with your username if you've only submitted the answers without a username. One of the changes I'll make for the next TQ will be a more obvious username field. Wink

We have less than 9 hours remaining until the end of this round. Any remaining questions will advance to round two.


Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 27-Oct-2006 at 21:30

I re-submitted it...The problem is, I always leave that to the endBig smile



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We gave up your happiness
Your hope would be enough;
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we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

A Strange Orhan Veli


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 00:18
In case you're interested, I've posted a list of all winners of past Total Quizzes to honor the many participants and moderators who have taken part in Total Quiz, which has been running for over five years!.

List of Past Total Quiz Winners:
http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=15819&PN=1 - http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=15819&PN=1

Ok great. That works.


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 01:52
It seems that the 11 and 17th are advancing to the next round.

And I have given up the hope of getting a tenth point...


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Posted By: Neoptolemos
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 02:00
I submitted my answers to questions 18 and 20, but I'm not sure if I wrote my username. Can somebody check and tell me if I have ta answer again?
Thanks


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 02:12
I'd suggest you resubmit them. First of all, you don't know now if you were wrong or if you just didn't give your username. Secondly, if you think that you were wrong and actually your username was missing, you won't submit them later. Thirdly, no harm is done submitting them twice.


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There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: Neoptolemos
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 02:23
ok I resubmitted them. Thanks Rider

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Posted By: JanusRook
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 03:17
Quote

And I have given up the hope of getting a tenth point...


Rider I'll give you the answer to 8 if you give me the answer to 9. LOL

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 05:20
Is that allowed?

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There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 05:31
Poirot, please correct the Question in Question 17. It should be "Who am I?" not "Who and I?".


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There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: JanusRook
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 06:04
Quote
Is that allowed?


Quote
You are allowed an unlimited number of submissions and you may use any source, reference or search engine to help you with your answering.


It is just another source......


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 06:07
Twisting the rules... lololololol.

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There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 09:53
Hey, I am quite sure I got the 8th question right...Is there a problem?

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We gave up your happiness
Your hope would be enough;
we couldn't find neither;
we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

A Strange Orhan Veli


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 10:02
No, sharing answers is no allowed.

Only 2 hours left in the first round.

" Hey, I am quite sure I got the 8th question right...Is there a problem?"

No, it's fine. Just that scores weren't updated until now.


Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 10:11
I'd wanted to try, but then I read the questions... 1 to 8 were doable, but I I have absolutely no idea whatsoever about any of the others, so I think I'll save myself the humiliation...
 
Gogo all you contestants! My deepest respect! May the best win!


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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 11:30
Only half and hour left, until 5 PM GMT (6 PM central Europe, 12 PM EST)!

(Remember, if the scores aren't refershing, click on the link to open the table in a new window and press referesh - or - view the score table on the quiz page. Scores were last updated 1.5 hours ago)


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:07
That's it for round one. Round two will be ready in about an hour.

Scores at the start of round two will be posted shortly, as well as answers to round one questions.

Bonus Points for Round One Question authorship:
Decebal (17/17) =  1 for Question 19
Cavalry4ever (13/17) = .76 for Question 14

Rider's Question does not apply for Round One bonuses because it was not answered in round one.

However, if Rider's question is answered in round two by at least one person, Rider will receive 2 x (11/18) = 1.22 Points for that question.


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:28
Round One answers have been posted in the first page of this thread.

Scores at the end of round one have also been updated.

If you have any questions or comments about the questions or the scoring, you may discuss them here on the forum.


Posted By: Kapikulu
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:30
Wow, I am glad that I got 16th question right...Thumbs up for meTongue..
 
I thought, my answer was purely fitting the context, but I was thinking that the original answer might have not been this.
 
As round I is over now, I can say that, the one trick in the question is ; the definitions of the despot and the reformer was given right, but after you read the question, you somewhat get a tendency of thinking that the despot and reformer had worked together for many years, or had acted together for a long time, which is actually wrong...A bit more detail could have be added like this: "Reformer has been helped by the despot to get his position"
 
Nice question, poirotWink
 
Edit: I see now that I got it half of it right with Mahmud II...But the problem is:
 
The answer of this question for the "despot" part can also be Alemdar Mustafa Pasha, who was the despot governing Rusuk(Ruse) and helped Mahmud II to the throne, being Grand Vizier himself...He had administered the empire himself for many years, then Mahmud II executed Alemdar Mustafa Pasha..Mustafa Pasha had also made some allies for himself to get himself into power.So,I would say not enough clue was given to find out that the final result was Alemdar Mustafa Pasha or Tepedelenli Ali Pasha(the Ali Pasha mentioned in the answer), the answer can be both of them.And it can even be Mehmed Ali Pasha of Kavala...
 
Maybe the difference there is the poet....That was too hard to catch...
 
P.S: I have never heard Ali Pasha had formed alliances with Brits or French..What is your source out there?


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We gave up your happiness
Your hope would be enough;
we couldn't find neither;
we made up sorrows for ourselves;
we couldn't be consoled;

A Strange Orhan Veli


Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:32
wowwww...decebal...Clap


Posted By: Krum
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:38
I think that my answer of question 18 is correct.Why i have 0,5 points.At least can you tell me my mistake?

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It is only the dead who have seen the end of war.
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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:39
Lol congrats to Decebal. However, remember that round two questions are worth two points so the five players below decebal on the table can still win this quiz. Smile

Quote I think that my answer of question 18 is correct.Why i have 0,5 points.At least can you tell me my mistake?

You didn't write in the name of the assasin and the (original) name of the King for that question, and Poirot was scoring strictly on parts.


Posted By: Krum
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:43
How stupid i am.Can you imagine to know the name of the assasin and not to write it.How i miss it.

Mamka mu!!!!!!

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It is only the dead who have seen the end of war.
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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:43
We must keep in mind ..we are versing 'The Decebal'...Exclamation
I must also say good work to Styrbiorn Thumbs Up, oh and Praetor lol
keep up the fantasmic work
peace out
Wacko


Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 12:57
Round two questions with hints are up!

Round two will last exactly 24 hours, until 7 PM (Central Europe) 6 PM (GMT), 1 PM (North America EST).


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 13:25
Kapikulu,

The term alliance is used loosely.  If I remember correctly, Ali Pasha of Janina/Yanya needed French assistance to extend his interests in the Adriatic/Ionian Sea, but switched to favor the English upon Napoleon's defeat.

Question 16 was the last question made for the quiz.  Just before the quiz started, Imperator and I decided that in order for the quiz to reflect the diversity of All Empires, we needed a question on the Ottoman Empire, given the number of Turkish members in the forum.

I tried to add many constraints to my questions this time around so that questions are not ambiguous.  In fact, it is why my questions - even the harder ones - were answered so easily by Decebal and other masters.   Looking back on question 16, I confess I could have put more constraints and lessened the prose a bit - if Imperator and I had more time. 

Indeed, the Lord Byron bit was a constraint - an important one actually because it also hints about Greek independence. 


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Posted By: Neoptolemos
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 13:43
Why didn't I get a point for question 20? I answered "(Maratha King) Shivaji" and I submitted it together with Q8 and Q18. Is it b/c you wanted to wtite a few things about him?

Oh, I was so close to answer Q9Unhappy I thought that it was a Khan (after Genghis) and the hint "I set up my capital close to a 'sea' " helped me (I automatically thought of the Caspian 'Sea'). However, as I don't know much about Khans, I couldn't find the right oneOuch Too many people after Genghis lol

I should also find Ali Pasha Tepelenli; I am from Janina Embarrassed
If only I had paid more attention to this question, instead of quiting without even trying...


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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 13:44
glce2003,

For question 18, there are three constraints that differentiate the answer from any typical prince plots against king answer:

1. The intervention of a court doctor, as explained in the answer key.

2. The ambassador carrying a map of a region in the prince's realm.  The region was a very fertile area in the state of Yan.  Prince Dan knew that  Zheng, the king of Qin, desired that fertile area, and thus had the assassin carry such a map.  The murder weapon - a short sword/dagger - was hidden within the map, which was then rolled up.

3. The ambassador also carried the head of someone the king wanted dead.  That someone was an ex-Qin general who escaped from the state of Qin to the state of Yan.  When the ex-Qin general heard about the plot to assassinate King Zheng, he volunteered his own head for Jing Ke, the assassin, as a lure. 

The map and the head allowed Prince Dan to fool King Zheng of Qin into meeting the fake ambassador from the state of Yan.

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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 14:33
" Why didn't I get a point for question 20? I answered "(Maratha King) Shivaji""

Sorry that was a scoring error and will be fixed at the next update. You're fine.


Posted By: JanusRook
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 14:45
Quote
No, sharing answers is no allowed.
 
Well, it's not in the rules at the start of the quiz. Disapprove But ok.Ouch


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Posted By: Imperator Invictus
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 16:41
Scores Updated: All questions have been answered! 


Posted By: Northman
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 19:06
Bummer - I missed the quiz this time. It was exactly on the time for my departure and travelling home from vacation.
The authors did a great job - really good questions.Thumbs Up
 
"I'll be back" - next time!
 
~ Northman


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2006 at 19:07
DECEBAL!!!!

How did you get my question??? I was SOOOOO hoping it wouldn't be answered...

Please tell me who you all considered the possible answers for that question.

EDIT:

And why did you deform the hint? ...

And an order can't have a 'prince' in the meaning of the 'son of a king' but all of the rulers in HRE (lower class ones) were 'princes' of some sort.



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