The Captain’s Quiz 7: Well, That’s New (RESULTS)

Well, well, well, would you look what time it is. It’s time for Results! Before we get to them, you should know that I seriously debated calling this quiz, “The Jan Jans”. I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t.

Another thing I want to mention before we continue:

I am thrilled that Aaron from The Confusing Middle is continuing a series I started last year called, The Blogger Games. They are five weeks of multiple choice questions about Aaron. All you have to do is answer them. Things get competitive. There are medals to be won. It’s a fun time. Check it out.

PLUS, you get to compete against me! Finally! So, have fun, play hard, and I’ll await your congratulatory messages when I finish in first place.

Now to the The Captain’s Quiz 7!

Introducing The Quiz Takers

Monty: Monty’s Blahg
Reigning Champion

T: No Love For Fatties

rebbit7: The Finicky Cynic

Aaron: The Confusing Middle

Venus: MidLife Cat Lady

Ben: Meerkat Musings

DreamGirl: The Dreamgirl Writes

Renata: Buffalo Sauce Everywhere

Bill: A Silly Place

Scoring

You will receive a standard score of 1, 3, or 5 points for each question. There are also hidden bonus points available, which will be revealed under each question.

NEW: As you may have noticed, I decided to share my thoughts on your answers on your individual posts. The word count on my Results posts was getting out of hand and my feedback always felt impersonal.

Renata and Bill, you can expect your commentary from me very soon!

So, in this post, my comments under your score is basically just the answer you gave so the others know.

Example of a score:
Name: Total Points (Standard Score + Hidden Bonus)
Paul: 7 (5 + 2)

THE 10 QUESTIONS

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 if you mention schoolwork
+2 if you mention the cafeteria

MONTY: 7 (5 + 2)
Taco Salad at lunch.

T: 5 (5 + 0)
Good advice.

REBBIT7: 9 (5 + 4)
Cafeteria and schoolwork.

AARON: 5 (5 + 0)
Mind-bending wisdom.

VENUS: 5 (5 + 0)
Good advice.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
Good advice.

DREAMGIRL: 5 (5 + 0)
Good advice.

RENATA: 7 (5 + 2)
Mentioned schoolwork.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
Good advice.

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?

+2 for 3 hours or longer
+2 if it was for tickets

MONTY: 5 (5 + 0)
2 hours at the DMV.

T: 9 (5 + 4)
4 hours for hockey tickets.

REBBIT7: 5 (5 + 0)
2.5 hours for PCR test.

AARON: 7 (5 + 2)
Just under 4 hours for the Deathly Hallows book.

VENUS: 7 (5 + 2)
3 hours for pet photos with Mall Santa.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
1 hour. Booster shot.

DREAMGIRL: 3 (3 + 0)
30 minutes.

RENATA: 5 (5 + 0)
1.5 hours for rolled ice cream.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
45 minutes to an hour going through security and customs.

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?

+2 if you say you might not like the car
+2 if you reject the prize/give it away

MONTY: 7 (5 + 2)
It’s unlikely the car is something you’d want to own.

T: 5 (5 + 0)
Happy dance.

REBBIT7: 7 (5 + 2)
Would reject the car.

AARON: 5 (5 + 0)
Many unwanted logistics involved.

VENUS: 7 (5 + 2)
Mentioned selling the car, if it wasn’t your dream car.

BEN: 7 (5 + 2)
Would try to sell it.

DREAMGIRL: 5 (5 + 0)
Would be excited, but play it cool.

RENATA: 5 (5 + 0)
Might have a breakdown on TV.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
Would be thrilled.

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 for saying the hidden word: Newspaper
+1 for each letter in your longest word

MONTY: 9 (5 + 4)
Newt

T: 19 (5 + 14)
Newfangledness.

REBBIT7: 12 (5 + 7)
Renewal.

AARON: 19 (5 + 14)
Newspaper!

VENUS: 10 (1 + 9)
Newcastle. New Coke and New Mexico are two words.

BEN: 10 (1 + 9)
Newcastle. New Year’s Eve and New Moon are multiple words.

DREAMGIRL: 12 (5 + 7)
Renewal.

RENATA: 14 (5 + 9)
Renewable.

BILL: 14 (5 + 9)
Newcastle.

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?

+2 if you like more than 50% of the album

MONTY: 7 (5 + 2)
Twenty-One Pilots in 2021. Liked 8/11 songs.

T: 1 (1 + 0)
No favourite artist/band.

REBBIT7: 1 (1 + 0)
Taylor Swift’s latest album was not 1989.

AARON: 1 (1 + 0)
Jason Mraz’s latest album was not from 2012.

VENUS: 1 (1 + 0)
Don’t have a favourite.

BEN: 3 (3 + 0)
Did not say how many songs are on the album.

DREAMGIRL: 1 (1 + 0)
Lana Del Ray’s latest album is from 2021, not 2019.

RENATA: 7 (5 + 2)
Billy Joel in 1993. Liked 7/10 songs.

BILL: 7 (5 + 2)
Sugarland in 2018. Likes all 11 songs.

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.

+2 if you mention a garage sale

MONTY: 5 (5 + 0)
Nintendo NES and games.

T: 5 (5 + 0)
Books, cars, nail drill.

REBBIT7: 5 (5 + 0)
Books.

AARON: 5 (5 + 0)
Cars, books, and DVDs.

VENUS: 5 (5 + 0)
Trailer.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
Little toys, sofa.

DREAMGIRL: 5 (5 + 0)
Books.

RENATA: 5 (5 + 0)
Jewelery, Mickey tank top, WiiFit game.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
MacGyver car.

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

+2 for each item I wasn’t expecting

MONTY: 7 (5 + 2)
Did not expect stew and chili.

T: 7 (5 + 2)
Again, was not expecting stew and chili.

REBBIT7: 5 (5 + 0)
Pizza, fried rice, and noodles were not unexpected.

AARON: 7 (5 +2)
Was not expecting hamburger helper.

VENUS: 5 (5 + 0)
Pizza and pasta were not unexpected.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
Pizza and roasted meats were not unexpected.

DREAMGIRL: 7 (5 + 2)
Was not expecting burrito.

RENATA: 5 (5 + 0)
Foods in sauce/stir fry were not unexpected.

BILL: 7 (5 + 2)
Spicy chicken wings (and your cold pizza slander) was unexpected.

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

+2 if the process takes more than one day/one trip to the store

MONTY: 5 (5 + 0)
A very methodical process.

T: 5 (5 + 0)
Down to a science, literally.

REBBIT7: 5 (5 + 0)
Streamlined online process.

AARON: 7 (5 + 2)
Your last experience sounds like it was multiple days.

VENUS: 5 (5 + 0)
You know what you’re looking for.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
A quick process.

DREAMGIRL: 5 (5 + 0)
An online process.

RENATA: 5 (5 + 0)
Always Sperry’s.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
An agonizing decision.

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

+2 for new friend

MONTY: 7 (5 + 2)
New friend.

T: 5 (5 + 0)
New book.

REBBIT7: 7 (5 + 2)
New friend.

AARON: 5 (5 + 0)
New book.

VENUS: 7 (5 + 2)
New friend.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
New book.

DREAMGIRL: 5 (5 + 0)
New show.

RENATA: 7 (5 + 2)
New friend.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
New show.

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?

+2 if you’re not related to them

MONTY: 5 (5 + 0)
Mother.

T: 7 (5 + 2)
Best friend.

REBBIT7: 7 (5 + 2)
Friend.

AARON: 5 (5 + 0)
Mother.

VENUS: 7 (5 + 2)
Friend.

BEN: 5 (5 + 0)
Step-daughter.

DREAMGIRL: 7 (5 + 2)
Best friend.

RENATA: 7 (5 + 2)
Blog editor Josh.

BILL: 5 (5 + 0)
Wife.

BONUS QUESTIONS

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. 

You will receive a mark out of 20 for overall impression.

MONTY: 1
Love the “Ahhhhhh!!!!” but that’s all you said.

T: 17
Probably needed an “Ahhh!!” and your name at the end to get closer to a 20.

REBBIT7: 16
Very strong. Needed some spelling mistakes.

AARON: 17
You understood the assignment.

VENUS: 1
Got out 60% of the word “hello”. Maybe you dropped your phone?

BEN: 15
Good job bringing the screams across.

DREAMGIRL: 17
I liked the whole “press send by accident” bit. Very clever.

RENATA: 18
What I was looking for.

BILL: 15
You wrote very little, but indicated you lost your phone mid-ride. Genius.

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).

You will receive a mark out of 20 for overall impression.

MONTY: 12
Curtis’ BBQ (Shanghai).

T: 16
Le Yum.

REBBIT7: 19
Gollygosh Hot Dogs.

AARON: 20
Named after Fred Beamer. Perfection.

VENUS: 12
Vee-The-Tarian.

BEN: 20
The Square Circle. Perfection.

DREAMGIRL: 17
Mischief Managed.

RENATA: 19
The Tasty Escape.

BILL: 17
Monty’s Diner.

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

You will receive a mark out of 20 for overall impression.

MONTY: 16
A new platform called, One. Everyone gets one post per day. I like it.

T: 15
Only Friends. Keep your friends close and scammers far away. Interesting.

REBBIT7: 17
Kraft. A platform for those passionate about arts and crafts.

AARON: 18
GenZone. A platform for Gen Z…and anyone else. Posts of 20 words or less and videos no longer than 30 seconds.

VENUS: 16
Add-A. There are no names. One person writes, the next person adds, and so on.

BEN: 15
Meerkat Media. Meerkat them, opportunities to win scorpions, and daily prizes.

DREAMGIRL: 16
Hacks. A platform for people to share their life hacks.

RENATA: 20
The Break. For people who struggle with mental health. Only one post per week. No hate speech. Impressive.

BILL: 16
Supreme, named after the supremer ruler of the platform, Bill. Only people Bill approves of will be allowed on.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Renata: 124 (17)

2. Aaron: 121 (20)

3. T: 116 (22)

4. rebbit7: 115 (17)

5. Bill: 111 (13)

6. Ben: 105 (11)

6. DreamGirl: 105 (11)

8. Monty: 93 (14)

9. Venus: 88 (17)

THE WINNER AND NEWWW CAPTAIN’S QUIZ CHAMPION….RENATA!!!

Congratulations to Aaron and T for rounding out the podium.

Also, shoutout to DreamGirl for a job well done in her Captain’s Quiz debut!

Thank you to everyone who participated! It always warms my heart to see you excited that a new quiz is out.

The crown now belongs to Renata, a first-time winner. What will she do now that she’s in power? How will the others respond? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

From outside Captain’s Quiz headquarters, I now declare the 7th Captain’s Quiz officially closed.

See you next time.

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26 Responses to The Captain’s Quiz 7: Well, That’s New (RESULTS)

  1. Ben Berwick says:

    I’m taking this as a win, because it was much improved on last time!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Renata Leo says:

    WOOOOHOOOO!!! Finally 💃🏻💃🏻 Thanks as always, Paul! ‘Twas a blast. Also, fun fact: for the rollercoaster question, my fiancé shook/pulled/pushed/lifted my laptop while I was typing to get the full effect 🤣

    Liked by 3 people

  3. peckapalooza says:

    2nd place! That’s my best performance yet.

    However… Not that I want to have points taken away, but I feel that it’s only fair to point out that you did give me the extra 2 points on question 10 when I don’t think I should have been given those points. If it’s plus 2 for not being related and my partner was my mother, we’re definitely related. If my calculations are correct, that won’t necessarily affect my place on the podium. But I do want to make sure everything is on the up and up.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Paul says:

      AH! My worst nightmare. Sorry about that! Didn’t mean to turn this into Maury. It looks like I gave you 2 bonus points, but I didn’t actually add them to your total for that question. I guess only half my mind wanted chaos. But when I added up your Bonus Points, that’s where the 2 points went so I just deducted 2 from there. Your overall total stays the same. Very good showing this time!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Bex says:

    It doesn’t look like it will make a difference, but you awarded Aaron the +2 for the question pertaining to the last person he texted who was his mother which unless you know something I do not, would mean they are in face related. Not trying to take your job or anything…

    Congrats Renata! How exciting. I thought your rollercoaster message was brilliant. And Aaron’s restaurant review was outstanding. Great round all around!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      Ahh thank you for pointing that out! I kept confusing myself with the bonus points for that question. Somehow, while I gave him 2 bonus points, I didn’t actually add it to his total for the question. So his total is correct, but I’ve deducted 2 points from his bonus points score. Thanks for spotting this!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Last Place? Well, Okay. Congratulations to Renata! You’ll hear from me, next time!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. rebbit7 says:

    Yay! Thanks for doing this again, Paul (I feel like I say this each time, but I am genuinely glad). Fourth place isn’t too bad! 😁

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Bill says:

    It cannot be libel (and since it’s written, it would be libel) if it’s true!

    But hey, I can see the light of day again, so that’s an improvement!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Thank you for this! The questions were so very unique!!!It was super fun to think of answers!!
    Can’t wait for the next one! :))

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Monty Vern says:

    My comment seemed to disappear….along with my crown. This was a tough one. I was particularly disappointed that Curtis’ BBQ under performed. I so wanted that place to magically show up in Shanghai as my reality. Arrrrrrrrgggggggggg (frustration expressed on a rollercoaster).

    But all in all this was another really fun time with tough competition. Been a blast to play along with you all and Thanks Paul for the games.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul says:

      That’s what happens when you can’t defend your crown, your comments go missing. (That’s not true). You put up a good fight and still seem to be in quiz mode as evidenced by your Arrrrrgggggggg!

      You’ll be back on top one day!

      Like

  10. I am still shocked that people think that anyone other than me is getting the actual crown LOL not until they are able to beat my 2 consecutive wins! (so that means 3 consecutive just to be clear).

    Congratulations to Renata!! Well done!

    I’m so surprised that I actually did so well on this one.

    Liked by 1 person

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