Off-Season Trivia, round 1................

Test your Formula 1 knowledge

Moderators: Ed, jacfan, lemon_martini2

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Off-Season Trivia, round 1................

Postby mlittle » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:12 pm

Here are the first set of off-season trivia questions to peruse, argue, debate and, hopefully, answer......be forewarned, everyone; not all the trivia questions will relate to auto racing. As I am a major fan of science-fiction, rest assured that some of the trivia questions over the off-season will relate to that topic.......hopefully, we'll all have a blast this off-season and I welcome all trivia challengers....... :) 8) 8) :mrgreen:

as with the off-season trivia in the NA motorsports section, please PM your answers to me for this first set of questions by midnight US time, 11 November 2007...............

Anyway, good luck to all and let the festivities begin! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :)

(1)In the history of "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indianapolis 500, 12 Formula 1 world champions have crossed the Atlantic to race at the Brickyard....for one point, name at least five of them.(Name all 12 for 5 points)

(2-4)In the "Golden Era" of North American motorsports, it was common for drivers like A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones and others to race in multiple disciplines(sprint-cars, open-wheelers, sportscars, stock cars, etc). For one point, name the driver who has won the following events.......
2--Indy 500, Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of LeMans and the 24 Hours of Daytona
3--Indy 500, Daytona 500, the 1978 F1 championship and the 24 Hours of Daytona
4--Indy 500, the 24 Hours of LeMans, the Grand Prix of Monaco and 2 F1 championships

(5)In the history of the Indy 500, five women have competed in the event. For one point, name at least one. (For three points, name all five of them.)

(6-10)The next five questions are simple........I'll mention a track corner.......for one point each, name the track that corner's located at.
6--Big Bend Corner
7--the Keyhole
8--Casino Hairpin
9--the Peraltada
10--Subida do Logo

And now the bonus question...........................(two points for either character, five points for both)
The following two fictional characters both share the same three initials.......H. S. H. Here are a couple of clues as to their identity:
1--both are naval officers set during different periods of time(one during the Napoleonic Wars, the other centuries in the future)
2--both are said to possess "the Nelson touch", the ability to inspire and lead those around them and to bring out the best in them(the character trait is named for legendary British naval officer Horatio, Lord Nelson)
3--their respective authors are C.S. Forester and David Weber
4--during the course of their respective careers, both of them lost an eye and an arm in battle

Who are they?


Anyway, good luck!!!! :lol: :lol: 8) 8) :up: :burnout: :burnout: :drive:
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

User avatar
jacfan
Forum Legend
Forum Legend
Posts: 5546
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:24 pm
Location: I come from the land down under!!

Postby jacfan » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:07 pm

Good questions mlittle. Though I fear I will need more than luck to get very far.
I am not too sure about question 1. Does this mean they hve to have been Formula 1 world champions before they drove at the Indy 500?
Holy crap on a cracker! Image
Number one idiot for 2007!!!!!
2008 Round of France winner!!! Wooooooohoooo!!!!!!
2010 Round of Britian winner!!!!!!

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Postby mlittle » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:09 am

jacfan wrote:Good questions mlittle. Though I fear I will need more than luck to get very far.
I am not too sure about question 1. Does this mean they hve to have been Formula 1 world champions before they drove at the Indy 500?
Clarification on question no. 1, jacfan......no, they do not have to have been F1 champions before they competed at the Brickyard; several competed at Indy before winning their respective WDC's; others competed after winning their respective WDC's and so forth(ironically, for the first decade or so of the Formula 1 world championship, the Indianapolis 500 was on the F1 calendar, the first and only oval-track race to be on the F1 schedule)
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

User avatar
gkaytaz
F1 Race Winner
F1 Race Winner
Posts: 3557
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:18 am
Location: Revelstone

Postby gkaytaz » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:41 am

Nice questions. Not much time right now cuz I will be going to Italy on a business trip but if I return timely I will send you the replies I find :)
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. - Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

Southernman
2004 Top 10
2004 Top 10
Posts: 801
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:18 am
Location: New Zealand

Postby Southernman » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:19 pm

PM'd some of the answers. I'll try to get back to it at a later time. 8)

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Postby mlittle » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:29 pm

Southernman wrote:PM'd some of the answers. I'll try to get back to it at a later time. 8)

Just read your PM, southernman.....the deadline for this set of questions' isn't until midnight US EST 11 November, so you've got plenty of time..... :up:
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

User avatar
gkaytaz
F1 Race Winner
F1 Race Winner
Posts: 3557
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:18 am
Location: Revelstone

Postby gkaytaz » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:54 pm

Worked on a few of the questions. Will try to finish them up before I leave and PM the answers. If not... Well, next time :)
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. - Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

Southernman
2004 Top 10
2004 Top 10
Posts: 801
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:18 am
Location: New Zealand

Postby Southernman » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:31 pm

PM'd more answers. :busy: :compute:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Postby mlittle » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:32 pm

Southernman wrote:PM'd more answers. :busy: :compute:
Just got 'em......now I just hope there's more who'll take up the challenge..... :shock: :shock: :shock:
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Postby mlittle » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:50 am

To try to give others a chance to answer the first set of trivia questions, I've decided to extend the deadline two days; submit entries via PM by midnight US EST, 13 November 2007
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Postby mlittle » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:43 pm

Well, the deadline for answers has passed............. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Time to announce the answers to the first set of off-season trivia questions(Congratulations to southernman, GhoGho and cmlean for submitting their answers inside the deadline...)

And now, release the hounds.....I meant, answers............... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

1} In the history of the Indianapolis 500, 12 Formula 1 world champions have competed in "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing". They are......(1)Alberto Ascari, (2)Jack Brabham, (3)Graham Hill, (4)Jim Clark, (5)Jackie Stewart, (6)Denis Hulme, (7)Jochen Rindt, (8)Emerson Fittipaldi, (9)Mario Andretti, (10)Nelson Piquet, (11)Nigel Mansell, (12)Jacques Villeneuve

2} A.J. Foyt is a 4-time winner of the Indy 500; 1967 winner of the 24 Hours of LeMans(along with co-driver Dan Gurney) and is a 2-time winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona(1983 w/co-drivers Preston Henn, Bob Wollek and Claude Ballot-Lena; 1985 w/co-drivers Bob Wollek and Al Unser, Sr.)

3} Mario Andretti is the 1969 winner of the Indy 500, 1978 F1 World Champion and 1972 winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona(w/co-driver Jacky Ickx)

4} Graham Hill is the 1966 winner of the Indy 500, 2-time F1 world champion(1962 and 1968), 5-time winner of the Monaco Grand Prix(1963, 1964, 1965, 1968 and 1969) and was the 1972 winner of the 24 Hours of LeMans(w/co-driver Henri Pescarolo)

5}In the history of the Indy 500, five women have competed in the event. They are: (1)Janet Guthrie, (2)Lyn St. James, (3)Sarah Fisher, (4)Danica Patrick and (5)Milka Duno

6} Big Bend Corner--Lime Rock Park
7} the Keyhole--Mid Ohio
8} Casino Hairpin--Monaco
9} the Peraltada--Hermanos Rodriguez
10} Subida do Logo--Interlagos

Bonus question...............The following two fictional characters both share the same initials.......H.S.H.. Here are a couple of clues as to who they are:
1--both are said to possess the character trait known as "the Nelson touch", the ability to inspire and lead those around them and to bring out the best in them(the character trait is named for legendary British naval officer Admiral Horatio, Lord Nelson)
2--both of them are naval officers whose characters are set in different periods(one during the Napoleonic Era, the other centuries in the future)
3--their respective authors are C.S. Forester and David Weber
4--during the course of their respective careers, one of them lost an arm and an eye during battle(note.....I originally said both fictional characters had lost an arm and an eye during battle in their respective careers.....I was mistaken; only one of the two suffered the loss of an arm and eye..... :oops: :oops: )

Who are they?
Image
Horatio Hornblower(screenshot from the 1951 movie Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N)

Image
Honor Stephanie Harrington(cover art from the David Weber novel Honor Among Enemies)

So, how did everyone do?
--Southernman..........16 pts
--cmlean...................15 pts
--GhoGho..................13 pts

The second round of off-season trivia should be up on the boards by the end of the week..............judging by the closeness of the points after the first round, this should be an exciting off-season!!
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

Southernman
2004 Top 10
2004 Top 10
Posts: 801
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:18 am
Location: New Zealand

Postby Southernman » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:40 pm

The reason that I Knew Hornblower is because it's a TV series that is being played on TV at the moment. I didn't know about the old film. :oops:

I'm glad that I'm not the only person to take part in this quizz. :wave: :up: :cheers:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Postby mlittle » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:26 pm

Southernman wrote:The reason that I Knew Hornblower is because it's a TV series that is being played on TV at the moment. I didn't know about the old film. :oops:

I'm glad that I'm not the only person to take part in this quizz. :wave: :up: :cheers:
Don't sweat it; I couldn't find a screenshot from the TV mini-series so I tried to find one of the film.... :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm just glad I extended the deadline 2 days further; both GhoGho and cmlean got their answers in between the old deadline and the extension...... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Now if we could just get Julian, jacfan and some of the other regulars to chip in........oh wait, jacfan's sent her answers for the second round in, so that makes four..... 8)
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

User avatar
GhoGho
F1 Race Winner
F1 Race Winner
Posts: 1054
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:34 pm
Location: 770

Postby GhoGho » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:52 pm

Southernman wrote:The reason that I Knew Hornblower is because it's a TV series that is being played on TV at the moment. I didn't know about the old film. :oops:

I'm glad that I'm not the only person to take part in this quizz. :wave: :up: :cheers:
Where's GKay?

He usually likes these quiz things?
:?:
I'm in shape

Round is a shape...........


:cheers:

cmlean
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1956
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:19 am
Location: Upside of Down Under
Contact:

Postby cmlean » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:20 pm

:woohoo:

The off season race is on. :)


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests