The Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings (RESULTS)

Let’s kick things off by awarding five points to one competitor right now, shall we? I think we shall.

I told you this quiz was all about the number Five. Well, you all posted your answers in a blog post, but who was the FIFTH person to do so?

It was a photo finish. This person posted their answers 30 minutes before T.

I can now reveal that five points have been awarded to BILL for being the fifth person to submit their answers. Congratulations! You have the early lead.

The Captain’s Quiz Crown is back up for grabs!

Let’s meet our (record-setting) nine challengers:

Ben – Meerkat Musings

Aaron – The Confusing Middle

Catherine – reflections of an unquiet mind

Bex – BEXoxoBlog

Bill – A Silly Place (+5)

T – No Love For Fatties

Monty – Monty’s Scribbles

rebbit7 – The Finicky Cynic

Renata Buffalo Sauce Everywhere

And now let’s welcome our reigning and defending champion:

Sabrina – Not-so-teenage Witch

Scoring

You will receive a Standard Score of 1, 3, or 5 points for each of the 10 Questions. Bonus Points will be explained under each question. The three Bonus Questions will have their own specified scoring.

Below is an example of what your score will look like under each question:

Name: Total Points; Standard Score + Bonus Points + Bonus Points
Paul: 9; 5 + 2 + 2

THE 10 QUESTIONS

1. The Fab Five were a group of all-freshmen starters for the 1991 Michigan men’s basketball team. What is something you immediately excelled at?

+2 if it’s a school subject
+2 if it’s something I’m not good at

Ben: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
Swimming. I don’t swim. I avoid.

Aaron: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
I was also good at Donkey Kong as a kid. There was a level called, “Town of Chaos” and I pronounced “Chaos” in my head as, “Chay-oes” because I didn’t know any better.

Catherine: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
I think I’m pretty good with songs and their lyrics.

Bex: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
You said sports and specifically talked about playing in a school setting. Points.

Bill: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
I don’t even think I’ve touched a trombone, let alone played one.

T: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Debates. I think I only ever did one debate and the teacher wanted it to be choreographed between me and my partner. It wasn’t a real debate. I guess we’ll have to say I wasn’t good at it.

Monty: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
You said, being a Dad. That’s great. I am not a Dad, so you get 2 extra points by default.

rebbit7: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
Running away from overly-affectionate relatives when you were a kid. They pulled my cheeks.

Renata: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
You have done 26 escape rooms; I have done 0. So, by default, I am not good at them. (I think I would be, though).

Sabrina: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Reading is a school subject.

2. One Direction was a boy band that eventually went in five directions. If you were in a five person band, would you be the first one to leave? Why or why not?

+2 for staying loyal to the soil

Ben: 7; 5 + 2
You are more comfortable in the ensemble. Excellent (said like Mr. Burns).

Aaron: 5; 5 + 0
You’ve already abandoned a five-person band!? (Valid reasons, I’m just going for the shock factor)

Catherine: 7; 5 + 2
You’d be the second to bail, so technically you stayed loyal until the ship started sinking.

Bex: 7; 5 + 2
You care more about the art than the fame. Noble.

Bill: 7; 5 + 2
You would not leave.

T: 5; 5 + 0
You’d break up the band!?

Monty: 7; 5 + 2
Last to leave! Hold down that fort.

rebbit7: 5; 5 + 0
You can’t want for that solo career!

Renata: 7; 5 + 2
You are a reliable team player!

Sabrina: 7; 5 + 2
You are a loyal person who likes having a sense of community!

3. Five Alive is a line of various fruit juice blends. Create a new drink and include any number (other than five) in its name. Tell me about the new drink.

+2 if the number is above 10
+2 if I would buy the drink
(don’t be offended)
+2 if it rhymes

Ben: 5; 5 + 0 + 0 + 0
Left 4 Dead Blood Orange Juice. Love the video game tie-in, but it’s not for me.

Aaron: 5; 5 + 0 + 0 + 0
“2 Much Punch” – I always reluctantly drank fruit punch when parents brought it outside during road hockey. Sorry.

Catherine: 5; 5 + 0 + 0 + 0
“2 + 3” would combine two vegetables and three fruits. Toilet not included?

Bex: 7; 5 + 0 + 0 + 2
“All Eight (Make It Great)” rhymes!

Bill: 5; 5 + 0 + 0 + 0
“One”. Trust me, I tried to make this rhyme. I like your sales pitch, but I don’t know what’s in it, so I don’t know if I’d buy it.

T: 5; 5 + 0 + 0 + 0
“Nine Dancing Mangos”. I made a, “Oh, that’s interesting” face. Would not buy, though.

Monty: 5; 5 + 0 + 0 + 0
“Monty’s Holy Trinity” is quite the beverage! It sounds a bit high-end for me, though. You could probably sell it at amusement parks for $16.

rebbit7: 7; 5 + 0 + 0 + 2
“Whiny Nine”. You know what, it rhymes. I don’t drink, so I wouldn’t buy this nine wine blend, but creative!

Renata: 7; 5 + 2 + 0 + 0
“One Billion Boba”. Finally, a number over 10! You said the drink is unpleasant and may kill me. Will not buy!

Sabrina: 7; 5 + 0 + 0 + 2
“Mix’n Six”. It rhymes, though I’m not wild about a 6 veggie/fruit blend.

4. In the mid-2000s, WWE Superstar John Cena had a weekly segment on WWE.com called, “Five Questions With The Champ” where he answered fan questions. If you were to send a celebrity five questions, who would it be and what would you ask?

+2 for each question that would provide an answer that isn’t easily found on the internet

Ben: 15; 5 + 10
Well, ring-a-ding-ding! Five great questions for the great, Nigel Mansell.

Aaron: 15; 5 + 10
Can you pick up a second career as an entertainment reporter? I’d like to hear Tom Hank answer these questions.

Catherine: 15; 5 + 10
Good questions for Harrison Ford. You’re all impressing me, so far.

Bex: 15; 5 + 10
I am still scarred that you brought up the fact that Mrs. Clause doesn’t have a first name.

Bill: 15; 5 + 10
Don Mattingly. You’re all too good. This question is turning into 15 points for everyone.

T: 15: 5 + 10
I should’ve known you’d pick Tretiak. All right, everyone gets 15.

Monty: 15; 5 + 10
Lionel Messi. I should’ve known better than to ask a bunch of bloggers to ask people questions. You’re all good at it.

rebbit7: 15; 5 + 10
Gemma Chan. You get 15!

Renata: 15; 5 + 10
Nicole Byer. You get 15!

Sabrina: 15; 5 + 10
John Cena. Everyone gets 15!

5. The San Francisco 49ers have won five Super Bowls, with their last one coming in 1995. What is something from 1995 that you wish we still had and/or did in 2021?

+2 if it’s something I know
+2 if I also want it back

Ben: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
Star Trek, Star Wars, and Babylon 5 Micro Machines…I do not know what these are.

Aaron: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Pogs. I also want them back, or at least the Slammers.

Catherine: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Sneaky answer. You wish we could be that carefree again.

Bex: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
You miss low prices and having other people pay. Same.

Bill: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
You want the Chargers to be a Super Bowl worthy team again. Okay, I want that too. I’m a fan of Justin Herbert. They’ll make a Super Bowl in the next 10 years.

T: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Cameras with film. Yes, let’s bring them back! If only so people won’t know how their photo turned out until weeks later. The suspense!

Monty: 7; 5 + 0 + 2
You want your 1995 physique back. It is not something I know, but I want it back…I guess? Consider this my gift to you.

rebbit7: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Decent boy bands. I can’t say they’re on my wish list.

Renata: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Cassettes and VHS tapes! Bring them back! Let them act as the entry-level form of entertainment for children, so they aren’t addicted to phones at Age 2.

Sabrina: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Regularly buying physical copies of movies and CDs. Bring ’em back. But, as you said, it’s hard finding something to play them on.

6. When you type, “Where are the” into Google, what is the fifth autocomplete option? 

+2 if it’s not a geographic location
+5 if you match MY fifth autocomplete option: Where are the Maldives?

Ben: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
Where are the Himalayas?

Aaron: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
Where are the Rocky Mountains?

Catherine: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Where are they situated? Google only knows.

Bex: 10; 5 + 0 + 5
WHERE ARE THE MALDIVES? It happened!

Bill: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Where are the kidneys located?

T: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Where are the next Winter Olympics? The answer is a geographic location, but the question is not. Points.

Monty: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
Where are the Appalachian Mountains?

rebbit7: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
Where are the Northern Lights?

Renata: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Where are the dinosaurs? Uh-oh, do we have a situation?

Sabrina: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
Where are the Canary Islands?

7. The TV show, Breaking Bad, had five seasons. What is your favourite TV show and how many seasons does it have?

+2 if I have not seen the show
+5 if it has exactly five seasons

Ben: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Deep Space Nine had 7 seasons and I haven’t seen any of them.

Aaron: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
I have not seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I know this hurts you.

Catherine: 12; 5 + 2 + 5
I have not seen Brothers and Sisters.

Bex: 5; 5 + 0 + 0
I have seen Gilmore Girls. You’re the third person to mention a show with 7 seasons. I’m spooked.

Bill: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
I have not seen Succession.

T: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
What is Bluestone 42?

Monty: 10; 5 + 0 + 5
I have seen Breaking Bad.

rebbit7: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
I have been meaning to watching Parks and Recreation.

Renata: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
I have not seen NailedIt!

Sabrina: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
I have not seen, or even heard of, Dark. Shockingly.

8. The PlayStation 5 has experienced supply issues due to a chip shortage. What are your top five potato chip flavours?

+2 for each flavour I’ve had

Ben: 7; 5 + 2
I’ve only had Salt and Vinegar. The rest sound Christmas feast items.

Aaron: 11; 5 + 6
I’ve had 3 of the 5. Shockingly, I haven’t had Pizza flavoured chips.

Catherine: 5; 3 + 2
Unfortunately, you only have four favourite flavours.

Bex: 7; 5 + 2
Only Salt & Vinegar for me.

Bill: 13; 5 + 8
So many people are saying Cheddar. I’m trying to figure out if this is an American thing or just a non-Paul thing.

T: 11; 5 + 6
I’ve had Ketchup chips; did not like them.

Monty: 13; 5 + 8
Only one I haven’t had is Ranch.

rebbit7: 13; 5 + 8
Only one I haven’t had is Jalapeño. Not a fan of spice.

Renata: 11; 5 + 6
More cheddar chips! Something must be afoot.

Sabrina: 13; 5 + 8
Another cheddar answer! Okay, this is just a non-Paul thing. I’m the odd one. Got it.

9. “Remember, remember, the 5th of November” is a line from the movie, V for Vendetta. What do you remember about November 5, 2021?

+2 for each thing you remember
+2 if you say you looked up what happened that day

Ben: 9; 5 + 4 + 0
Your cat was terrified and you were worried. How often do those roles reverse?

Aaron: 11; 5 + 6 + 0
“Another long day at work” – sorry.

Catherine: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
You invited someone to your house for Christmas.

Bex: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
Your answer made me laugh.

Bill: 11; 5 + 6 + 0
Mmm ice cream.

T: 13; 5 + 8 + 0
Sounds like a good day?

Monty: 9; 5 + 2 + 2
Finally! Someone says they looked up what they did. Unfortunately, you didn’t do anything because of quarantine (due to travel).

rebbit7: 9; 5 + 4 + 0
I like that “snuck a morsel of chocolate after lunch” was a part of your answer.

Renata: 19; 5 + 14 + 0
Very good memory!

Sabrina: 7; 5 + 2 + 0
You were a part of a very large McDonald’s order. I saw the photo and can confirm it was, indeed, GARGANTUAN. I believe that is the first time I’ve used that word on this blog in 8 years.

10. How would you explain the “high five” hand gesture to someone who doesn’t know what it is?

+2 for each step you list

Ben: 19; 5 + 14
I counted 7 steps.

Aaron: 13; 5 + 8
Very thorough description. I could picture it in my head.

Catherine: 7; 5 + 2
The “staring at the other person’s elbow” trick doesn’t work for me. It throws me off.

Bex: 13; 5 + 8
I like that you got into high five etiquette. Never leave someone hanging. Gotta teach them when they’re young.

Bill: 9; 5 + 4
Your answer has made me come to the conclusion that bloggers should create lengthy handshakes with each other.

T: 11; 5 + 6
I just like how everyone is putting on their best “instruction manual” voice. It’s everything I hoped it would be.

Monty: 7; 5 + 2
I squinted and found one step.

rebbit7: 15; 5 + 10
A nice, clear and concise five-step instruction manual.

Renata: 15; 5 + 10
Thoroughly enjoyed your description of “blowing it up”. That is straight out of an Advanced High Five class.

Sabrina: 7; 5 + 2
Simple, yet deep and effective.

BONUS QUESTIONS

1. If you could be five-years-old for the next 24 hours, what would you do?

+3 for each thing you’d do

Ben: 12
I counted 4 things. I miss the days of toys cars, too.

Aaron: 15
Throwing a tantrum is a must.

Catherine: 15
More tantrums! I like it.

Bex: 36
You listed 12 things you’d eat and boy, did it pay off!

Bill: 9
You said “play” and “eat” three times each, but the judges said I could only count each one, once. This will be known as the, Bill Rule.

T: 36
You also listed 12 things! Having someone zip up your zipper was the best.

Monty: 3
I’m afraid I have to apply the Bill Rule in this circumstance.

rebbit7: 15
“Not be so shy” – probably the most thoughtful answer given to this question.

Renata: 21
Make up a play! Wow, I forgot that was a thing kids did. Well done.

Sabrina: 12
Bouncy castles were the best. Ever house should have a bouncy room.

2. How many five-letter words can you type in two minutes? Do it, but don’t share the words with me. Your answer to this question will only be the number of words. 

I did this and my score was 38. This may be a high bar. (Edit: It was.)

+15 if you wrote exactly 38 words
+5 if you wrote more words than me
+1 for each word beyond 38

Ben: 0; 0 + 0 + 0
26 words.

Aaron: 15; 15 + 0 + 0 + 0
38 words! I didn’t think anyone would match it!

Catherine: 0; 0 + 0 + 0
17 words.

Bex: 0; 0 + 0 + 0
29 words.

Bill: DQ
I simply don’t believe you wrote 346 five-letter words in two minutes, which would be 14 letters per second.

T: 17; 0 + 5 + 12
50 words. That’s impressive and, I believe, doable.

Monty: 14; 0 + 5 + 9
47 words, well done.

rebbit7: 0; 0 + 0 + 0
20 words.

Renata: 0; 0 + 0
30 words.

Sabrina: 0; 0 + 0 + 0
36 words.

3. Tell me the story behind the fifth photo in your phone (or camera, computer, photo album).

+15 if the photo contains a human
+15 if the photo contains an animal

Ben: 15; 15 + 0
I was at a crossroads with this. Technically, there are humans in your photo, so you got the points.

Aaron: 0; 0 + 0
A birthday card you made for your sister? I almost feel bad for giving you 0.

Catherine: 15; 15 + 0
A photo of your daughter and a big burrito!

Bex: 15; 15 + 0
Your husband voting in his first U.S. election. Cool!

Bill: 0; 0 + 0
Your travel bag looks similar to one I have.

T: 15; 15 + 0
It’s a picture of your hand, so that fulfills the “human” aspect.

Monty: 15; 0 + 15
Your dog is ready for prime time. Get him a TV show audition.

rebbit7: 0; 0 + 0
A pasta picture! It pains me to give you a 0 for that, but the judges say I must.

Renata: 0; 0 + 0
That’s a really cool text to receive and I can see why you saved a screenshot of it. Little things like that mean a lot.

Sabrina: 15; 15 + 0
A picture of your outfit, so I’m assuming you were also in it. Therefore, a human. Points.

Final Standings

Hidden Bonus Points in parentheses. They will be the tiebreaker.

1. T: 160 (42)

2. Bex – 138 (37)

3. Renata – 125 (54)

4. Monty – 117 (35)

5. Aaron – 116 (36)

6. Ben – 113 (36)

7. Sabrina – 111 (34)

8. Catherine – 109 (31)

9. rebbit7 – 105 (40)

10. Bill – 102 (38)

The winner and NEW Captain’s Quiz Champion, T!!!

T becomes the first three-time champion in Captain Quiz history! I’m sure she won’t let it go to her head.

Congratulations, T!

Welcome to the podium, Bex, in your first Captain’s Quiz…as well as Renata, in your return to the Quiz! A strong effort from both of you.

Thank you to everyone who participated! I really appreciate it. You all gave really good answers, but you never know what the judges are going to reward.

In a few weeks, there will be a Christmas-themed quiz, so be on the lookout for that!

Until then, stay ready.

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20 Responses to The Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings (RESULTS)

  1. peckapalooza says:

    I actually did have to look up what I did on November 5. I was embarrassed to say so in my answer, though. Also, trying to look up what I did wasn’t very productive. The blog I posted was no help and I didn’t post a single thing to social media that day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      Darn! I actually got the idea for that question from a podcast I listened to years ago called Serial. A high school student was convicted of murder and claims he couldn’t recall his whereabouts one day after school 3 weeks prior. Because really, who would remember the exact details of a day you don’t think you should remember?

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Bill says:

    Damn … bottom again! I’m turning into the Pittsburgh Pirates, except I’m actually trying. And on the words question, sometimes you get a little cheeky and try something nuts … and sometimes it doesn’t work. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Catherine says:

    Congratulations T. And thank you Paul… It has been a pleasure. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. montyvern says:

    I came in FIFTH, which is perfect for the theme. I’ll call this a win!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Renata Leo says:

    Wow, results up nice and early this morning…and a 3rd place standing — I’ll take it! Congrats to T and Bex as well!! Thanks again, Paul! Can’t wait for the next one ☺️

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Bex says:

    I’m kinda glad I didn’t beat out T. She scares me…. 😳 I’m very comfortable in second place-less pressure from the media.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. So happy to hear about the upcoming Christmas Quiz. Really wanted to do this one, but No Time.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rebbit7 says:

    Thanks for doing this, Paul! Didn’t do too great this time around, but I hope to redeem myself come Christmas. Congrats to T for nabbing the top!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sabrina B says:

    I like to think me being all over in the place in terms of positioning is merely a sign I am truly being genuine in my answers 😛

    Liked by 1 person

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