The Captain’s Quiz 8: Summer Side Up (RESULTS)

I know I said the results would be posted last week, but here I am a week later for reasons that aren’t important. I will say, though, that allergies attacked me for about 24 hours, so that’s my alibi for one of the days.

Bottom line: I’m sorry to keep you waiting.

Just a heads up, I think this was the most strict I’ve ever been with my scoring. You have to earn the 5 points, I’m not going to hand them to you just because you gave an answer.

I was still pretty lenient, but I’m tightening things up going forward. This is your warning.

GENERAL COMMENTS

In the past, I have included your answers in the results post, so others would know what you said. I haven’t included them this time. Honestly, it’s too much work to aggregate 13 answers for 9 people. The amount of going back and forth from your post, to this post, is too time consuming to continue doing that.

Plus, it pushes the word count of this post to 2000-3000 words. I can’t do that anymore. Besides, I think most of you read each other’s answers anyway, so I’m not telling you anything new here.

I was surprised at how many people don’t want to dunk their head under the water to pick up their sunglasses at the bottom of the pool. I’m the same way. Even without dropping glasses, I never understood the whole, “dunk your head under” aspect of hanging out in a pool.

I find it uncomfortable when water rushes in both my ears. I find it hard to immediately open my eyes after going under water. I don’t know how others do it. Heck, it’s hard enough when sweat drips in my eyes.

Another thing: wrestling is not what some of you think it is. I was surprised by how many refused to answer that question.

No one said they enjoy eating ice cream sandwiches outside and I was disappointed.

Sally should set up shop somewhere else.

That’s enough out of me.

Here are the results to The Captain’s Quiz 8: Summer Side Up:

INTRODUCING THE QUIZ TAKERS

Monty – Monty’s Blahg

Ashley – Ashley French

T – No Love For Fatties

Venus – MidLife Cat Lady

Sabrina – Not-so-teenage Witch

Bill – A Silly Place

rebbit7 – The Finicky Cynic

Aaron – The Confusing Middle

Renata – Buffalo Sauce Everywhere

SCORING

You will receive a standard score of 13, or 5 points for each question. There are also hidden bonus points available, which will be revealed under each question.

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

THE 10 QUESTIONS

1. You are going camping at a campground for four days and three nights. Does this excite you, or fill you with dread? Explain.

+2 if you mention the washroom situation
+2 if you mention food

Monty: 3 (3 + 0 + 0)

Ashley: 7 (5 + 2 + 0)

T: 7 (3 + 2 + 2)

Venus: 9 (5 + 2 + 2)

Sabrina: 9 (5 + 2 + 2)

Bill: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

rebbit7: 7 (5 + 2 + 0)

Aaron: 3 (3 + 0 + 0)

Renata: 7 (5 + 2 + 0)

2. They say that, “Sally sells seashells by the seashore”. How much money do you think Sally makes on a Saturday in July, and do you think her business should be set up elsewhere?

+2 if $500 or over
+2 if Sally should set up elsewhere

Monty: 7 (5 + 2 + 0)

Ashley: 6 (5 + 1 + 0)

T: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

Venus: 5 (3 + 0 + 2)

Sabrina: 3 (3 + 0)

Bill: 7 (5 + 0 + 2)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 2 + 0)

Aaron: 3 (3 + 0 + 0)

Renata: 7 (5 + 0 + 2)

3. The ideal temperature for sleep is approximately 18°C (65°F). What are five tips you have for staying cool while sleeping?

+2 if you say something I wasn’t expecting

Monty: 5 (5 + 0)

Ashley: 3 (3 + 0)

T: 7 (5 + 2)

Venus: 7 (5 + 2)

Sabrina: 5 (5 + 0)

Bill: 7 (5 + 2)

rebbit7: 7 (5 + 2)

Aaron: 7 (5 + 2)

Renata: 11 (5 + 6)

4. In Season 4 of The O.C., Summer Roberts adopts a pet rabbit and names her Pancakes. What animal would you adopt and what breakfast food would you name it after?

+2 if you name it French Toast

Monty: 5 (5 + 0)

Ashley: 5 (5 + 0)

T: 5 (5 + 0)

Venus: 1 (1 + 0)

Sabrina: 5 (5 + 0)

Bill: 5 (5 + 0)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 0)

Aaron: 5 (5 + 0)

Renata: 5 (5 + 0)

5. SummerSlam is an annual professional wrestling event produced by the WWE. Thinking of yourself as a wrestler, provide the following information: your wrestling name, your character traits, your catchphrase, and the name of your most devastating maneuver.

+2 if you sound intimidating

Monty: 7 (5 + 2)

Ashley: 1 (1 + 0)

T: 1 (1 + 0)

Venus: 3 (3 + 0)

Sabrina: 7 (5 + 2)

Bill: 5 (5 + 0)

rebbit7: 7 (5 + 2)

Aaron: 5 (5 + 0)

Renata: 7 (5 + 2)

6. What is a frozen dessert you enjoy eating outside? On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the messiest), how messy is it?

+2 if it’s an ice cream sandwich
+2 if it’s 8 or higher on the messy scale

Monty: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

Ashley: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

T: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

Venus: 7 (5 + 0 + 2)

Sabrina: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

Bill: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

Aaron: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

Renata: 5 (5 + 0 + 0)

7. You are standing in an above ground swimming pool and your sunglasses fall to the bottom. How do you retrieve them?

+2 if you use your feet to pick up the glasses

Monty: 7 (5 + 2)

Ashley: 5 (5 + 0)

T: 5 (5 + 0)

Venus: 3 (3 + 0)

Sabrina: 7 (5 + 2)

Bill: 7 (5 + 2)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 0)

Aaron: 7 (5 + 2)

Renata: 5 (5 + 0)

8. “Walking on Sunshine” is an upbeat song by Katrina And The Waves. What songs would be on your summer playlist?

+1 for each song I recognize

Monty: 6 (5 + 1)

Ashley: 3 (3 + 0)

T: 9 (5 + 4)

Venus: 9 (5 + 4)

Sabrina: 15 (5 + 10)

Bill: 15 (5 + 10)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 0)

Aaron: 16 (5 + 11)

Renata: 14 (5 + 9)

9. What are the pros and cons of patio dining?

+2 if you mention sweating as a con

Monty: 5 (5 + 0)

Ashley: 5 (5 + 0)

T: 5 (5 + 0)

Venus: 5 (5 + 0)

Sabrina: 5 (5 + 0)

Bill: 3 (3 + 0)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 0)

Aaron: 5 (5 + 0)

Renata: 7 (5 + 2)

10. What is a summer job you have had and how long did you remain friends/in-touch with your co-workers after the job ended?

+2 if 2 years or longer

Monty: 5 (5 + 0)

Ashley: 3 (3 + 0)

T: 5 (5 + 0)

Venus: 3 (3 + 0)

Sabrina: 7 (5 + 2)

Bill: 5 (5 + 0)

rebbit7: 5 (5 + 0)

Aaron: 5 (5 + 0)

Renata: 7 (5 + 2)

BONUS QUESTIONS

1. You have entered the food truck business. Tell me about your new venture and your strategy to dominate the market.

+1 for each detail
+10 if it’s a comprehensive plan

Monty: 2

Ashley: 6

T: 3

Venus: 5

Sabrina: 4

Bill: 1

rebbit7: 3

Aaron: 4

Renata: 20

2. You are going on a summer road trip and can take one person with you. It can be absolutely anyone. Tell me about the trip.

+1 for each detail
+10 if the person is someone you’ve never met

Monty: 4

Ashley: 8

T: 6

Venus: 5

Sabrina: 5

Bill: 4

rebbit7: 8

Aaron: 21

Renata: 15

3. What are some of your favourite summer memories?

+3 for each memory

Monty: 6

Ashley: 9

T: 15

Venus: 9

Sabrina: 18

Bill: 12

rebbit7: 6

Aaron: 12

Renata: 12

FINAL STANDINGS

Hidden Bonus Points are in parentheses. They will be the tie breaker.

1. Renata: 127 (25)

2. Aaron: 98 (15)

3. Sabrina: 95 (18)

4. Bill: 81 (16)

5. T: 78 (10)

6. rebbit7: 73 (8)

7. Venus: 71 (14)

8. Monty: 67 (7)

9. Ashley: 66 (3)

THE WINNER AND STILL CAPTAIN’S QUIZ CHAMPION, RENATA!

Renata remains undefeated in 2022. I am in shock. At first, I thought Sabrina had run away with it. And then the penultimate quiz I marked was Aaron’s, and I thought he finally squeaked out a victory.

BUT THEN, I graded Renata’s quiz at the very end and she blew everyone out of the water.

There should be a camera on me as I’m marking your quizzes because I’m in my seat freaking out whenever someone takes the lead from someone else. Such drama!

I am proud of all of you and appreciate your participation! I hope to see you all again in the future.

Until then, the reign of Renata continues!

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15 Responses to The Captain’s Quiz 8: Summer Side Up (RESULTS)

  1. Monty Vern says:

    ouch!! I’d argue for +2 on Sally earning more than $500 but then that would take me out of last place which is always a superior position to me if I gotta lose. If I’m gonna suck, I wanna really suck!

    Fun as always, My Captain! Thanks for all the hard work in reviewing and scoring.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Renata Leo says:

    WOOOOHOOOOOO!!! Thanks for another awesome quiz, Paul! As always, super fun to participate…even more fun to win 😜🙌

    PS: I hope you had a lovely birthday 🥳

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yyyaaaayyyyy I was not surprised I didn’t make it into the top 3 this time, although it looks like I need to be scared of losing my “only person to have won 3 times” title *I’m keeping my eye on you Renata!*

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Bill says:

    A fair result, and congrats Renata for doing it again!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Ashley says:

    I got higher than I thought I was going to!! Haha, I thought I was going to get 0.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. rebbit7 says:

    Ah, I didn’t do so well this time…but all the same, I’m very happy to have participated. The wait for the results was well-worth it!

    Like

  7. Yay, I wasn’t Last! I really thought this was going to last more than one round though…See what I did,there?
    I really appreciate all the work you put in to this.
    And Congratulations to Renata!

    Like

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