WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION !!!
Christmas is usually the season of giving... but not this year. Season 112 turned out to be very hard with an average difficulty of 43. As you will see from the tables below, the season was harder than expected, because my hard-o-meter setting was off several times. Day 4, 7, 12 and 14 were all a great deal more difficult than anticipated. So if you are feeling a little grumpy this December, blame me (the Grinch) for not finetuning the questions, so the difficulty was right. And do thank Amy Tyro, for letting us have a great (and hard) set of questions.
And now it is time to reveal the champion. No one managed to get a perfect season, but a few quizzers came close. Marion and Duncan both got 12 points and for a long time it looked like the champion would be found through a tie-break, but Bob Thompson wanted it differently. With a late correct answer on the last day of the season, Bob managed to get to 13 points. It turns out Bob had a (Christmas) card up his sleeve. Bob is a quizmaster himself and he has made several Christmas quizzes with variants of many of the same questions Amy cooked up for us, so he didn’t have to look too hard in his Christmas hat for the answers. So long story short - Bob is our new champion. Congratulations. Please give him a big round of applause!
The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________
Question of the day quiz – Season 112 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Economists Christmas is the time for giving and sharing... and for playing board games. Monopoly is one of those games. It was created by the American game designer Elizabeth Maggie and based on her own game The Landlord's Game, first published in 1903. This game was designed to showcase the economic ideas of an American political economist and journalist - especially his ideas on taxation. What is the name of the American economist who inspired Monopoly?
Answer: Henry George
Question of the day quiz – Season 112 - Day 13 of 14 Category: American Presidents The 14th president of the United States is allegedly the first president to bring a Christmas Tree into the White House. This New Hampshire Democrat saw the anti slavery movement as a threat to the unity of the nation. He was the president who signed the Gadsden Purchase of land from Mexico and led a failed attempt to acquire Cuba from Spain. After his first term in office he did not have sufficient support in the democratic party to secure a nomination for a second term. Instead, the party nominated James Buchanan, who would go on to win the election and become the 15th president of the country. What is the name of the Christmas Tree-loving 14th president of the United States?
Answer: Franklin Pierce
Question of the day quiz – Season 112 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Religious Festivals and Celebrations What is the name of the traditional Colombian holiday, where people on 7 December honor the Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Conception by illuminating their homes in white and colored candles in patterned paper lanterns?
Answer: Noche de las Velitas __________
Hall of Fame
Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Dan Palethorpe 7 (Season 79) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) Sisira Mark Anthony 6 (Season 89) Duncan McDonald 5 (Season 105) Jens Andersen 4 (Season 107) Kathryn Hutchinson 4 (Season 108) Sarah Jane Bodell 3 (Season 84) John Robinson 3 (Season 104) Dorian Willems 3 (Season 110) Bob Thompson 3 (Season 112) Morten Mølgaard Pedersen 2 (Season 4) Jonas Ravn 2 (Season 15) Nick Cuthbert 2 (Season 21) Remi Nikolai Nissen 2 (Season 23) Adrian Allen 2 (Season 32) Michael Clark 2 (Season 37) Bjarke Hansen Christensen 2 (Season 70) Kasper Fuhlendorff 2 (Season 72) Isuru Anuradha 2 (Season 88) Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan 2 (Season 98) Ida Rud 1 (Season 9) Troels Leth 1 (Season 13) Inge Støttrup 1 (Season 16) Karen Friis Clausager 1 (Season 26) Andy Rowe 1 (Season 27) Tine Kristensen 1 (Season 33) Andrew John 1 (Season 34) Franz Eichhorn 1 (Season 46) Thomas Kolåsæter 1 (Season 52) Chris Grandison 1 (Season 64) Mads Theodorsen 1 (Season 92) Bastian Fischer 1 (Season 94) Bob Douglas 1 (Season 102) Rishabh Gupta 1 (Season 103) Sander van der Heyden 1 (Season 109)