The Captain’s Quiz 7: Well, That’s New

Welcome back to the first Captain’s Quiz of 2022! The theme this time around is “New”, for reasons that may be too obvious to point out. Questions are inspired by things that are new, fresh, or just beginning.

Let’s not waste any time. You came for the quiz, so we’ll get right to it.


  • To participate, answer the questions below in a blog post of your own and link it back to this post so I see it.

  • There are no right or wrong answers; there are only answers. Feel free to provide as many, or as few details as you want, at your own peril.

  • You will receive a score of 13, or 5 points for your response to the 10 Questions. Your answers may unlock hidden bonus points, so answer wisely. 

  • There are 3 Bonus Questions. The scoring for them will be kept a secret until the final results are posted.

  • You have until Noon on Thursday, February 3 to participate. The results will be posted next Friday.


1. In the first High School Musical movie, Troy and Gabriella sing a song called, “Start of Something New”. What are three things you would tell kids before they start high school?

2. The first iPhone came out in 2007 and thousands of people lined up to get one. What is the longest you’ve ever stood in a line? What was it for? Was it worth the wait?

3. On the game show, The Price is Right, they often give away a brand new car and most contestants jump up and down in excitement. If you won a new car on TV, how would you feel?

4. Four teams in the NFL have the word “New” in their name: New Orleans, New England, and New York (x2). What are three words that have “new” anywhere in the word.

5. In what year did your favourite artist/band put out their latest album? How many songs are on that album and how many of them do you like?

6. Many items (books, cars, video games, clothes, etc.) can be bought used, instead of new. Tell me about some used items you’ve purchased.

7. What foods are just as good, if not better, as leftovers?

8. You need a new pair of shoes. Describe the process of finding the perfect pair.

9. Would you rather have a new friend, a new book, or a new TV show to watch? Explain your choice.

10. The Newlywed Game is a game that married couples, as well as friends, play to see how well they know each other. The last person you texted/sent a message to, is your partner. How well would you do at this game?


1. You just got a new job and must introduce yourself by sending a group email to your new co-workers. Write your introductory email as if you’re typing it while riding a rollercoaster.

2. A new restaurant is opening in your town. You decide to go there for dinner a month after they open. Write a review of your experience. (All the details: name of restaurant, food, layout, etc., are up to you).

3. You are the creator of a new social media platform. Tell me about it.

Answers are due by Noon on Thursday, February 3.

Monty is our reigning Captain’s Quiz champion. Who will win the crown this time?

Good luck!

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16 Responses to The Captain’s Quiz 7: Well, That’s New

  1. gigglingfattie says:

    Heck to the YAAAAASSSS QUEEN! What a better way to end this crap week than to get this done?! I can’t think of anything so my answers are coming soonish

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  5. rebbit7 says:

    Yes, I’ve been waiting for this! Will be writing mine up and posting it soon! 🙂

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    • Paul says:

      Your quiz has been marked. Here is my commentary on your answers:
      1. Very good advice
      2. I was wondering if someone was going to say waiting in line for a shot as their answer
      3. I don’t hate the idea of selling it
      4. Unfortunately, I could only accept Newcastle as the other answers you gave are two words. My apologies if you misunderstood the question
      6. Your daughter is smart!
      7. Roasted meats do make good sandwiches. You’ve made me hungry.
      8. I’m the same way, I’ve bought the same pair of running shoes multiple times, why switch to anything else?
      10. I took the step-daughter answer for this one, though it didn’t make a difference in the scoring.
      B2. This was a very very very good restaurant review.
      B3. I’m imaging one of the features of Meerkat Media is people upload a photo of themselves and you have a special program that turns us into a Meerkat

      Thanks for doing this again and good luck!

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  8. Bex says:

    I’m going to sit this one out, but wanted to insert my answer to #6. Almost everything I own I purchased as used. I love the hunt for a good deal to the point that if I have to pay full price for something brand new I feel like a failure. My house-pre owned. My car-pre owned. 90% of my furniture-pre owned. 80% of my wardrobe-pre owned. The only things in my life I will only purchase new are food and hygienic related products.

    Other than saving money I think this mindset stems from my desire to have unique things in my life. I don’t want what everyone else has; I want my belongings to be special. Which is why I have things like a WWII era steamer trunk as my tv stand and a dinning room table that I pulled out of a dumpster and refinished. They tell stories unlike the mass produced particle board [insert furniture piece here] from [insert big box store name here].

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    • Paul says:

      I Google the WWII steamer trunk just to get the full picture and I must say, that is very cool. The first thing I thought was how much character and authenticity it must bring to your home. Thanks for sharing this!


      • Bex says:

        It’s probably my most prized possession. It was a traveling wardrobe and has drawers and hangers still inside; all original. I have a second one that was refurbished in my guest bedroom that holds extra blankets and pillows.


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