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Quote Q8. What sea-faring people, whose expeditions include places like Britain and Iceland, had their most important base of operation at a place named for a trio of cities? The nickname of one particular leader of this group refers to the person's beard. (By Invictus) Barbary Coast Pirates, who operated in Tripoli ("three cities") in modern-day libya. The Barbary corsairs were a significant pirate group who ventured into many different lands, including Britain and Iceland. One of their leader was nicknamed "Barbarossa" (red beard) by western sources. The key part in this question is about Tripoli. The rest of the question was only there into fooling the reader to give "Vikings" as the answer!


While I got this one right, I think that the reference to Tripoli as their main base is truly misleading: the main base of Barbary Corsairs was Algiers (Al Djazar), specially in times of Barbarossa. Tripoli is probably in the minds of people of US culture because the US fought against Tripoli but mentioning this city as "the main base" is truly confusing.

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Originally posted by Imperator Invictus Imperator Invictus wrote:

Congrats to Decebal. He has answered the question. 


Congrats, indeed. That was hard!

How do Dawn and Decebal manage to get so many right?!

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Congrats Decebal,  I guesss the hint is enough then.  I am extremely driunk right now, so pm me if you need extra hints.  If Imperator Invictus approves of extra hints, I can give them tomorrow moring, but I am about to pas out right now.  
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Extra hint for #15: The country/empire/nation I found was known for a very sought after commodity that would drive men crazy.  Sorry I am a little drunk right now.    If anything, it is best to talk to II!
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I m feeling Mila's hot breath behind me! !
0.27 ?come on...! how this happened ?
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We only have a few hours left for round two. Sorry that I wasn't able to update scores until right now.

Quote 0.27 ?come on...! how this happened ?


The bonus points are given based on the percentage of questions answered.
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Well that was my last guess (and I doubt it is right) cause I have to go to work.  Congrates Decebal.
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Originally posted by Dawn Dawn wrote:

Well that was my last guess (and I doubt it is right) cause I have to go to work.  Congrates Decebal.

Congrats to you Dawn, for another well played round! I always look to you (especially now that poirot is no longer playing but moderating the quiz), as my main rival! Well, I guess that between the two of us, we can continue the Canadian dominance of the TQ. I think you won the overall Quiz XI standings anyway, so congratulations on that one!

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Originally posted by Digenis Digenis wrote:

I m feeling Mila's hot breath behind me! !


Can I at least say I came 13th out of the thousands of members on this forum? Or can I only say from those who did the quiz?

Congrats Decebal and Dawn. The rest of you, you can join me for a beer and some sad music.
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That's it. Stay tuned for awards. I hope you all had fun playing TQ.

So how did you like it?

Answer to the round two question:

Q15. I am a man of legends, known as the father of a once glorious country. My name, which reminds one of a certain Disney movie, is partly derived from the name of a woman with unattractive looks. Who am I?
  • Sundiata Keita Sundiata Keita or Sunjata Keita (meaning the Lion King )(c. 1190 - c. 1255) is a semi-historical hero of the Mandinka people of West Africa and is celebrated in the Epic of Sundiata as the founder of the Mali Empire. Sundjata is also known by the name Sogolon Djata. The name Sogolon is taken from his mother, the buffalo woman (so called because of her ugliness), and Djata. In the rapidly spoken language of the Mandinka, the two names were merged to become Sondjata of Sundjata or Sundiata. The last name Keita is a clan name more than a surname. The story of Sundiata is primarily known through oral tradition, transmitted by generations of Malian griots. The famous Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta visited the Mali Empire in the years 1352 and 1353, and his account is an important first-hand written description of this empire.

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Well done Dawn and Decebal on a another brillant performance!  Thanks to everyone for participation and fun.
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Quote While I got this one right, I think that the reference to Tripoli as their main base is truly misleading: the main base of Barbary Corsairs was Algiers (Al Djazar), specially in times of Barbarossa. Tripoli is probably in the minds of people of US culture because the US fought against Tripoli but mentioning this city as "the main base" is truly confusing.


Thanks for your comments. Maybe that question was more confusing than it was meant to be. lol.

Just before we conclude everything, are there any question on the scoring of the quiz?
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Originally posted by Imperator Invictus Imperator Invictus wrote:

That's it. Stay tuned for awards. I hope you all had fun playing TQ.

So how did you like it?

Well, this was my first TQ and I had loads of fun.

And I learned alot about catholicism, thanks to Mila's question.

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A big thanks to all involved in the creation of this TQ.
I thorougly enjoyed trying to get the answers correct - and it was very educational as well.

Of course, in the unbearable bright light of hindsight, we all could claim that this or that question should have been asked differently.
But I think all the authors did a great job.

Keep up the good work - I'm looking forward to the next one. 
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Awards for Total Quiz XI.4


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Moderators' Awards


The New Player Award
For outstanding performance as a first-time participant
Gohan

The Close Answer Award
For a close but not quite correct answer to a difficult question.
BoudiccasWrath
For the answer:
"The Scorpian King (aka King Serket)? Sounds like "The Lion King" and Herodotus did travel there and write about it. Other then that I can't connect the rest of the dots..."

Total Quiz XI.4 Main Award

and the winner of Total Quiz XI.4 goes to:

Decebal
Winner of Total Quiz XI Part 4


Congratulations to all participants!

I hope all enjoyed this TQ. We definately had some very tough and frustrating questions but hopefully, you all had fun looking for the answers! Please let me know if you have suggestions or comments for the TQ.

Overall Results for Total Quiz XI will be posted shortly...


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Overall Results for Total Quix XI has been posted:

http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11126&am p;PN=1&TPN=1

I also apologize for any errors that were previously posted on the awards sheet. I got it slightly mixed up with the overall awards. : /
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congrats to decebal for winning the battle, and to Dawn for winning the war.

I'll be back.

P.s. shouldn't we be voting for the best question?
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my respect goes to dawn. and all others who answered and performed the questions. wish i would have more time to be a serious opponent ,but work family and various things. i would like to esthablish a trivia histoy quiz. may be someone has interessts in those things.

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Originally posted by Maju Maju wrote:

Quote Q8. What sea-faring people, whose expeditions include places like Britain and Iceland, had their most important base of operation at a place named for a trio of cities? The nickname of one particular leader of this group refers to the person's beard. (By Invictus) Barbary Coast Pirates, who operated in Tripoli ("three cities") in modern-day libya. The Barbary corsairs were a significant pirate group who ventured into many different lands, including Britain and Iceland. One of their leader was nicknamed "Barbarossa" (red beard) by western sources. The key part in this question is about Tripoli. The rest of the question was only there into fooling the reader to give "Vikings" as the answer!


While I got this one right, I think that the reference to Tripoli as their main base is truly misleading: the main base of Barbary Corsairs was Algiers (Al Djazar), specially in times of Barbarossa. Tripoli is probably in the minds of people of US culture because the US fought against Tripoli but mentioning this city as "the main base" is truly confusing.

True..Barbarossa, who had later got into command of Suleiman I of Ottomans, was the governor of Algeria before..And later been made "Beylerbeyi" of Algeria by Suleiman I the Magnificent either...

So, Maju's point about Algeria is totally right, as the initial and main center was Algiers.

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The Scorpian King (aka King Serket)? Sounds like "The Lion King" and Herodotus did travel there and write about it.


Or - Kublai Kahn (reminds of Shere Khan - the tiger in the Jungle Book) - visted by Marco Polo. 
Although I had a feeling that was too obvious, apparently there could be more answers to this question.

Just an observation.

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