The Captain’s Quiz – Results

Last Thursday, 10 questions and 3 bonus questions were released into the universe under the guise of a Captain’s Quiz. Since then, 11 brave souls have dared to provide their answers. Today, we find out who stands on the top step of greatness and becomes the first-ever Captain’s Quiz Champion.

Will it be you?

Find out…NOW.

Without any further adieu, let’s send things down to Paul Announcerall for our player introductions.

Introducing The Challengers

Our first challenger is happily married and has an interest in politics, Star Wars, and The Lion King. Hakuna Matata’ing all the way from the United Kingdom, writing out of Meerkat Musings, he is a meerkat person, this…is…Ben!

She is a writer, a mother, and a lover of clouds and sunrises. With about 1300 physical albums, her record collection is probably bigger than yours. Hailing all the way from Luxembourg, writing out of a place where fiction and reality merge, say BONJOUR to…Catherine!

She enjoys pop culture, pop music, and popping into dance studios when the world isn’t in shambles. Leaping all the way from Canada, writing out of Not-so-teenage Witch, somebody get Salem on line one, this…is…Sabrina!

She thinks the winner of this quiz will receive a brand new 1998 Toyota Tercel, and also once played basketball with someone named, Tall Paul. From Parts Unknown, writing out of The Errant Endeavors of Ela the Expert, I hope Rihanna brought her umbrella, this…is…Ela!

Pulling into the drive-thru lane in a 2009 Toyota Corolla named, Fiona, he has never needed stitches but his dry sense of humour may leave you in some. Smelling coffee all the way from the United States, writing out of The Confusing Middle, the first letter of his name is so nice you say it twice, this…is…A-A-Ron!

Things are about to get icy. Sharp as a needle and scathing as a razor blade, this penguin is not to be messed with. Walking, not flying, all the way from the United States, writing out of The Finicky Cynic, put your flippers together for…Rebbit7!

Throwing it back to the OG from 2013, she ain’t afraid to move across the country. Her go-to order at Wendy’s is a spicy chicken sandwich with medium fries because large is too much. Rambling all the way from Canada, writing out of Jenna Rambles, heyyyy youuuu guyyyys, this…is…Jenna!

Our next contender has three degrees, but no matter the temperature, she will always teach you a lesson. Her stuffed hippo, Hubert, weighs in at a chiseled 52 marbles. Giggling all the way from Canada, writing out of No Love for Fatties, start saying your ABCs because this…is…T!

If a picture is worth 1000 words, then go ahead and draw two. She is an artist, an environmentalist, and a Buffy fanatic. A true triple threat. Painting all the way from the United States, writing out of Creatively Sustainable, rinse out your brushes for…Krista!

Citing Hilary Duff as one of her idols, you won’t know if this travel enthusiast is headed back to 2003, or if it will feel like so yesterday, so yesterday. Parachuting in all the way from the United States, writing out of sarawhitmanythoughts, put your phones in airplane mode, this…is…Sara!

Don’t you dare feel Restless when our final contender enters the fray. Her positivity will spread across the internet like butter on toast and have you feeling Young. Beaming rays of sunlight all the way from deepest darkest Canada, writing out of her self-titled blog, find a kinder person, I dare ya, this…is…Sarah!

Scoring

  • There was a method to the madness; a scoring system was in place. Under each question below, I will tell you what I was looking for, in order for you to receive points.

  • In some of the first 10 questions, there were Hidden Bonus Points (HBP) that you could’ve unlocked with your answer.

  • IF THERE IS A TIE AT THE END, THE TIEBREAKER WILL BE HIDDEN BONUS POINTS.

The First 10

1. In the movie, Space Jam, Daffy Duck sneaks into Michael Jordan’s house to pick up his lucky basketball shorts. What animated character would you trust with your personal belongings and why?

We were starting out nice and easy with a fun question to set the tone. That’s all.

Ben, how could you not say Timon? This question was made for you.

1 Point: Answering the question

Ben: 1
Catherine: 1
Sabrina: 1
Ela: 1
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 1
Jenna: 1
T: 1
Krista: 1
Sara: 1
Sarah: 1

2. What is the chorus of your favourite song?

All I was looking for was the full chorus of your favourite song. I did not want to know what the song was, so I could try and guess it from the lyrics.

1 Point: Share the full chorus (0.5 if only some)
1 Hidden Bonus Point: Didn’t tell me the song; allowed me to guess
1 Hidden Bonus Point: If I correctly guessed the song; only eligible if other HBP is fulfilled

Ben: 3
Catherine: 1
Sabrina: 1
Ela: 2.5
Aaron: 2
Rebbit7: 3
Jenna: 2
T: 2
Krista: 2
Sara: 1
Sarah: 2.5

3. Complete the sentence: I wish I could ______.

Another straight-forward question.

1 Point: Filling in the blank

Ben: 1
Catherine: 1
Sabrina: 1
Ela: 1
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 1
Jenna: 1
T: 1
Krista: 1
Sara: 1
Sarah: 1

4. The singer, Meat Loaf, said he would do anything for love, but he won’t do that. In general, what are three things you won’t do?

I figured some of you might have your antennas up for Hidden Bonus Points, so the “three things” was a red herring.

1 Point: Answering the question

Ben: 1
Catherine: 1
Sabrina: 1
Ela: 0
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 1
Jenna: 1
T: 1
Krista: 1
Sara: 1
Sarah: 1

5. What is the worst thing about pockets?

My initial question was going to be, “What is the best thing about pockets?” but I stopped myself. That’s too easy. Let’s flip it. All great things have at least one flaw, right?

Lots of “lint” responses to this one.

Sabrina didn’t answer the question. Instead, she said, “Only a man would ask this question.”

1 Point: Answering the question
1 HBP: If I nodded along to any reasoning you provided

Ben: 2
Catherine: 2
Sabrina: 0
Ela: 1
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 2
Jenna: 2
T: 2
Krista: 2
Sara: 2
Sarah: 2

6. Should I be concerned about your most recent Google Search?

Big money question here. Time to shake up the leaderboard.

Was definitely alarmed by Jenna’s latest search: “how to use cotton swabs ear”.

Sarah had cleared her cache. I had not anticipated that.

1 Point: If you indicate yes or no
1 HBP: You told me what your last search was
1 HBP: After learning of your search, I agreed with your initial yes/no assessment

Ben: 3
Catherine:
3
Sabrina: 1
Ela: 3
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 3
Jenna: 3
T: 3
Krista: 1
Sara: 3
Sarah: 0

7. If there was an eighth day of the week, what would it be called, and where would you place it amongst the other seven?

Shoutout to Ben and Sabrina for creating the same day – Starday – and placing it between Saturday and Sunday.

Sara had the same placement for her day, which she called, Bonusday. And speaking of bonuses….

1 Point: Creating a new day
1 HBP: If the day created a 3-day weekend

Ben: 2
Catherine:
2
Sabrina: 2
Ela: 1
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 1
Jenna: 2
T: 2
Krista: 1
Sara: 2
Sarah: 2

8. When you look in the mirror, what do you see behind you?

Another simple question, and yet…

1 Point: Answering the question

Ben: 1
Catherine:
1
Sabrina: 0
Ela: 0 –
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 1
Jenna: 1
T: 1
Krista: 1
Sara: 1
Sarah: 1

9. You can have dinner with any three people in the world, but you must dine at a fast-food restaurant. Who are you bringing and what does each person (including yourself) order off the menu?

Okay, so I’m a fool and forgot to ask what restaurant you’d be going to.

I wanted to know three names and what each person was ordering. The more specific you were, the better.

I liked how some of you knew to order the Vegan option for your new celebrity friends.

1 Point: Naming the people and the food
1 HBP: Good level of detail

Ben: 2
Catherine:
2
Sabrina: 2
Ela: 1
Aaron: 1
Rebbit7: 2
Jenna: 2
T: 1
Krista: 2
Sara: 2
Sarah: 2

10. Think of a word (in English) and create a new, alternate spelling for it. What is the new word you have created?

I don’t think some of you understood the question.

All I wanted was a one word answer.

For example: Wottur

That is a new, alternate spelling for the word, Water.

1 Point: Creating a new word, based on another word
1 HBP: If I could figure out what the original word was

Ben: 1
Catherine:
0
Sabrina: 2
Ela: 2
Aaron: 2
Rebbit7: 0
Jenna: 0.5
T: 2
Krista: 2
Sara: 1
Sarah: 2

Bonus Questions

1. On a sheet of paper, draw your happy place. Do not include words or numbers. You have 60 seconds to do this. Share the picture in your blog post. 

Basically, we were playing pictionary. That is why I didn’t want to know what it was. Once I saw the picture, I made a guess, and then asked you to explain your drawing to see if I got it right.

I genuinely liked all of your drawings.

Aaron, that is the greatest couch I have ever seen.

Catherine, I thought you drew a couple of arcade games! It wasn’t that though…

Rebbit7: I knew it the second I saw it! The Eiffel Tower in a window was very creative.

T, I loved that you drew your classroom.

Sara, best palm tree ever. Also impressed you used different colours.

Sabrina and Jenna, I thought you were both lounging on a beach, but Sabrina was walking by the water, while Jenna was staring out at the water.

Krista, I thought you were reading by a lake, and you were!

1 Point: For drawing a picture
1 Point: For posting it
1 Point: If I correctly guessed what it was

Ben: 0
Catherine:
2
Sabrina: 2
Ela: 0
Aaron: 3
Rebbit7: 3
Jenna: 2
T: 3
Krista: 3
Sara: 3
Sarah: 0

2. Text someone, “Knock Knock”. What is their reply?

1 Point: Made me believe you sent the text
1 Point: Shared the reply
1 Point: If the reply was, “Who’s There?”

Ben: 0
Catherine:
2
Sabrina: 2
Ela: 2
Aaron: 3
Rebbit7: 1
Jenna: 3
T: 2
Krista: 3
Sara: 3
Sarah: 0

3. In your place of residence, pick up a book and turn to Page 50. What is the third sentence on that page and how does it relate to your life?

1 Point: You shared the sentence
1 Point: You related it to your life
1 Point: I liked your assessment

Ben: 0
Catherine:
3
Sabrina: 3
Ela: 3
Aaron: 3
Rebbit7: 3
Jenna: 3
T: 3
Krista: 3
Sara: 3
Sarah: 0

Final Leaderboard

T: 24 (6 HBP) – Gold
Sara: 24 (5 HBP) – Silver
Jenna: 23.5 (6 HBP) – Bronze
Krista: 23 (4 HBP)
Rebbit7: 22 (6 HBP)
Catherine: 21 (5 HBP)
Aaron: 21 (2 HBP)
Sabrina: 18 (3 HBP)
Ela: 17.5 (5 HBP)
Ben: 17 (7 HBP)
Sarah: 14.5 (6 HBP)

We have a tie, however, as I said before…the tiebreaker is Hidden Bonus Points unlocked in the first 10 questions.

Therefore…

THE WINNER AND NEWWWW CAPTAIN’S QUIZ CHAMPION IS T!!!

If T cannot fulfill her duties as Captain’s Quiz Champion, Sara will take over.

I don’t know what the duties are, but I feel like I was obligated to say that.

Prize

To be honest, your prize is bragging rights. You also get to walk into the next Captain’s Quiz as defending champion.

I had another prize in mind, but hadn’t fully developed the idea in my head and didn’t know if it would be good. In the future, there may be a prize other than bragging rights. We’ll see.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated, I hope you had fun and come back to do this again in the future!

If you didn’t participate this time, the door is always open for you down the road.

Hopefully, this post gave you a better idea of how I’m awarding points. As you saw, some questions may require more information than others; I think the fun part is that you never know which questions those are.

That being said, I’m sure I’ll evolve my point scoring system for each quiz, just to keep you guessing.

I’ll stop talking now.

Congratulations, T! You are the champion!

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18 Responses to The Captain’s Quiz – Results

  1. Catherine says:

    This was lots of fun. Congratulations to the winner. Good job, well done. 😊 Greetings from rainy Luxembourg. xx

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Oh my goodness!! Oh my goodness!! *steps up to accept a tiara and glittery wand a la Drag Race* oh wow… I was not expecting this at all. Hubert is so thrilled!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. So much fun Paul! Can’t wait for the next! At least I was top 3! Congrats to T for being number 1! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sabrina B says:

    I feel no regret for losing points for being snarky instead of answering a question

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rebbit7 says:

    Very happy to have participated, Paul! Also content with my score…I’d love to keep doing these quizzes in the future; they’re fun! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  6. peckapalooza says:

    Middle of the road, just how I like it! Looking forward to the next quiz!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      I was marking your quiz and felt bad you weren’t getting hidden bonus points because you did a great job of answering the questions, which is what I stressed beforehand. Maybe next time!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. sopantooth says:

    It’s an honor just to be nominated. Wait, I wasn’t nominated. It’s an honor just to volunteer.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Woohoo! Thanks for the fun activity!

    Liked by 1 person

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