Prize-winning questions from VETO 2003

Some prizes were given out at the end of the day. Each award and its criteria had been announced beforehand. Several of the prizes were for best question of a particular type, and this page lists the winning questions.

"Best religion question"

Brock awarded this prize on the basis of a vote by participants. This question was written by Ross and appeared in the Fresh Meat packet.

This religious sect ministers to over 3 million people in 3677 congregations across Canada. Central to their religious values is The New Creed, which was adopted at the 23rd General Council held in 1968. Founded in 1925, for 10 points, what is this Christian denomination formed by the merger of the Methodist Church of Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, the General Council of Union Churches, and most of the Presbyterian Church of Canada?

Answer:  United Church of Canada

"Best pop question"

Brock awarded this prize to Carlos for a question by him in the SFU Junta team's packet.

For 5 points for one, 10 points for two, 20 for three or 30 for all four, identify the following things that may or may not be related.

A. This ancient Spanish dance is in triple time and is danced by a single couple to the accompaniment of castanets, guitar, and songs sung by the dancers. At the end of certain measures, the music halts abruptly and the dancers remain rigid until it is resumed.

Answer:  fandango

B. Andre Louis Moreau is the titular swashbuckler in this "Romance of the French Revolution" by Rafael Sabatini.

Answer:  Scaramouche

C. In II Kings 1:2 King Ahaziah consults this god of Ekron, whose name is commonly translated as "Lord of the Flies," to see if he will recover from injuries.

Answer:  Beelzebub or Baalzebub

D. Fandango, Scaramouche, and Beelzebub all appear in the lyrics of this number one hit by Queen, featured on the Wayne's World soundtrack.

Answer:  Bohemian Rhapsody

"Best pop cultural reference in a non-trash question"

Hanson awarded this prize to Idris for a question he wrote in the Feast Of Maximum Occupancy packet.

One of the works created by this native of Florence served to inspire a hallucination during which Lenny and Carl asked, "Homer, what's the matter? Ain't you ever seen a naked chick riding a clam before?" He was a painter who was influenced by Fra Filippo Lippi and Antonio Pollaiulo, and he created some of the wall paintings in (though not the ceiling of) the Sistine Chapel. For 10 points, name this creator of "Primavera" and "The Birth of Venus".

Answer:  Sandro Botticelli (also accept Alessandro Filipepi)

"Best reference to a bodily function"

Hanson awarded this prize to Brock for a question he wrote in B2B's first packet.

John W. Armstrong calls it The Water of Life. It has cured Bright's Disease and consumption among other ailments. In the 18th century it was praised as a mouthwash by a French dentist. Dr. Beatrice Barnett recommends to start drinking only two to three ounces of it before increasing the volume to one's own personal comfort level. For 10 points, name this bodily liquid, the namesake of the urinal.

Answer:  urine [accept equivalents]

"Dirtiest question"

Carlos and Tara awarded this prize to Nicole for a question she wrote in the VSPC packet, because it contained the word "cleavage".

This group of minerals commonly contains twinning. In fact, one of the distinguishing qualities between the different varieties is the types of twinning that occur. They typically have a hardness of 6, a white streak, and good to perfect cleavage. For 10 points, name this framework silicate group that contains albite, orthoclase, and anorthite.

Answer:  the feldspar group (do not accept potassium feldspar or plagioclase feldspar)

"Best food question"

Carlos and Tara awarded this prize to Peter for a question that appeared in his FARSIDE packet. Click on the names of the dishes to view recipes.

In Turkish, a cheesy version of it is called "her majesty was pleased", or hnkr beyendi, and another version is "the minister fainted", or imam bay|ld| [by-ULL-duh], which is made with tomatoes. In Arabic, a variant with tahini is called "spoiled daddy", or baba ghannouj. For 10 points, what is also the main vegetable in the Italian melanzana alla parmigiana and the Greek moussaka?

Answer:  eggplant (or aubergine)

"Best sports question (non-Canadian)"

Brock awarded this prize to Hanson for a question by him in the SFU Junta team's packet.

In honour of Marc-Vivien Foe, answer the following questions about Cameroonian soccer for 10 points each.

A. In which year did Cameroon make it out of the African qualifying group and make its first appearance in the World Cup?

Answer:  1982

B. Whats the furthest stage Cameroon has advanced in the World Cup, achieving the feat in 1990?

Answer:  quarter-finals

C. This Cameroonian legend led the way in Italia 90, scoring 4 goals during the improbable march to the quarters by the Indomitable Lions. He is also the oldest player to score a goal at the World Cup, doing so at the ripe old age of 42 at USA '94.

Answer:  Roger Milla (accept Albert Roger Miller)

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