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2541. post - 2011.02.15. 06:08:42 (Reply to post #2539 of D00ml0rd.)
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2542. post - 2011.02.15. 06:17:10
lol:)
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2543. post - 2011.02.15. 18:00:05
Who was the inventor of the rocket?
Wernher Von Braun <- marked as correct.
Archimedes
Sir William Congreve
Robert Goddard

Rockets were invented in China in the 13th century!

What does Airsoft make?
cars
small sculptures of famous people
softwares
replica of firearms

Airsoft is a "sport" or recreational activity, using airsuft guns, often replica of lethal firearms. The guns are made by various companies, I have not found any company named Airsoft.

And then the minor ones:
Which of the following birds exists in real life?
Adarna
Phoenix - actually there are breads of chicken called phoenix
Garuda
Bird of Paradise <- marked as correct
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2544. post - 2011.02.15. 18:04:32
Had a question about Nappleon Bonaparte

Who the hell is that?!?!?!

Really, that question got through?
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2545. post - 2011.02.15. 19:56:15 (Reply to post #2544 of TheLion.)
Quote: TheLion - 2011.02.15. 18:04:32
Had a question about Nappleon Bonaparte

Who the hell is that?!?!?!

Really, that question got through?
Oh you don't know him? He was Napoleon's brother
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2546. post - 2011.02.15. 20:23:39
Who was the First Prime Minister of Great Britain?
Tony Blair
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Robert Wagpole
Baroness Margaret Thatcher

No doubt Nappleon was a friend of this Wagpole character that history has forgotten (apart from the useless question adjudicators, of course)

Sir Robert Walpole has a claim to the title but it was not used generally until the 20th cantury!
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2547. post - 2011.02.15. 20:24:46
what is Angela Davis best known for? correct answer is marked as socialist, but she is a communist and also an author (marked incorrect).
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2548. post - 2011.02.16. 22:49:57
What is the Navvy ship LST stand for?
landing ship tracked
Landing ship Truck
Leading Ship taskforcs
landing ship tank

Navvy? taskforcs? speling errers?
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2549. post - 2011.02.17. 03:38:31 (Reply to post #2547 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2011.02.15. 20:24:46
what is Angela Davis best known for? correct answer is marked as socialist, but she is a communist and also an author (marked incorrect).


socialist communist potato potarto lol

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2550. post - 2011.02.18. 14:40:36
"A rose by any other name would......" How does this phrase end?

fall apart and that's lame.
kick like a mule.
be a cheap gift without the other 11.
still smell the same. <<< given as correct.

The destruction of language is one thing but to completely misquote a known line is another.
The answer IS "smell as sweet". This is from 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Giving an answer that approximates the truth is not good enough. Another shot in the foot from the adjudicators.


What was Hydras (the mythological monster) special ability?
Very fast regeneration
Immunity to all weapons
Grew 2 new heads for every one cut off
Could become invisible

Spelling error. The monster is called a Hydra (without the 's' unless there is more than one which the question does not suggest)
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2551. post - 2011.02.18. 14:48:09
Where did Puff the Magic Dragon live?
San Francisco
Cala Luna
Oakura
Hanalei <<<given as correct

A great day for spelling!

Honahlee or Honah Lee please
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2552. post - 2011.02.20. 15:48:18
Who best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the classic American TV series I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married?

John Murray Anderson
Alberto de Acha
Desi Arnaz
Gerardo Machado

Desi Arnaz, who played Ricky Ricardo was married to Lucille Ball.... The question doesn't match the answers!! Please delete this silly question, I can't believe this was approved by 'those who approve'.
I have been rejected so many times for 'ambiguity' or a 'misspelled' word -of which there were nont- etc... so how does one this goofy get by? I want to be part of the evaluation team. Can I?
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2553. post - 2011.02.20. 20:52:59 (Reply to post #2552 of Phaedrus2.)
Um, forgive my slowness/stupidity but the answer you want to see is there in third place. How is that wrong? I can't see anything wrong with this question or the answer!
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2554. post - 2011.02.22. 12:31:25
I do not usually post on here about incorrect questions, but I just recently got:
Which one of these is Swahili?
Garment-German
Weapon-Middle English
Animal-Latin
Language-Which comes from the Latin word Lingua meaning tongue/language. This was the one marked correct. Can we change this? I understand that the word for Language in Swahili is Lugha, but I don't think that it would have evolved through the Latin to this point.

And can someone work out the math on the question:
In 2 years I will be twice as old as I was 5 years ago.
12 is marked as correct. I keep getting 7 as my answer. I am a Latin teacher not a math teacher so I must be setting, this problem up wrong.
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2555. post - 2011.02.22. 13:54:04 (Reply to post #2554 of Dolp13.)
Totally agree with the language incorrectness you have pinted out.

As for the maths:

Your answer, 7, can not be correct. If it were then 5 years ago you would have been 2 years old which is not half your current age plus 2 (9).

With the correct answer, 12, 5 years ago you would have been 7 which is half your current age plus 2 (14).

Looks like you were nearly there!

Mind you, what do I know? I teach neither Latin nor Maths!
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2556. post - 2011.02.22. 15:36:39 (Reply to post #2554 of Dolp13.)
Quote: Dolp13 - 2011.02.22. 12:31:25
I do not usually post on here about incorrect questions, but I just recently got:
Which one of these is Swahili?
Garment-German
Weapon-Middle English
Animal-Latin
Language-Which comes from the Latin word Lingua meaning tongue/language. This was the one marked correct. Can we change this? I understand that the word for Language in Swahili is Lugha, but I don't think that it would have evolved through the Latin to this point.


I think you have the intent of the question backwards. What they must have meant is: is Swahili a garment, a weapon, an animal, or a language?

Quote: Dolp13 - 2011.02.22. 12:31:25
And can someone work out the math on the question:
In 2 years I will be twice as old as I was 5 years ago.
12 is marked as correct. I keep getting 7 as my answer. I am a Latin teacher not a math teacher so I must be setting, this problem up wrong.


(x + 2) = 2 (x - 5)
x + 2 = 2x - 10 --- here's your mistake. you did 2x - 5, forgetting to multiply the two on both numbers
2 = x - 10
12 = x
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2557. post - 2011.02.22. 16:33:09
The sun rises in the ...?
Southeast
West
North
East <- marked as correct, and yes it is, but so is South East, at least during the winter on the northern hemisphere.


Only one of these possible answers is actually incorrect: the further from the equator you go the more Northerly and Southerly the sun can rise. In fact unless you live on the equator, the sun only rises in the exact East twice a year, at equinox. But since no one actually live permanently at the South Pole I'll accept that North is not correct either.


And another one:
Which is not a musical group?
Meatballz <- marked as correct but "The Meatballz" is a band
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cake
Korn


For almost half the year the sun rises south of East and the other half it rises North of East. And for many people SE is as correct as E.
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2558. post - 2011.02.22. 20:49:59
Question: Who invented the toilet?

Hmmm... and what about Crete?

Origin from Crete
The earliest possible hint we have as to who invented the toilet dates back up to around 4,000 years into the past. There are those who theorize that an unnamed Minoan, which means a local of Crete, is the inventor of today’s toilet. However, an unknown and unnamed Minoan won’t give us who invented the toilet. At least we now know that as early as 2,500 B.C. seated toilets have been in use, which means that such toilets also had a drainage system.

I'm convinced that the "good answer" did give Queen E. a more luxuary feeling while doing here "needs"; but that's more or less improving a knowlage; no?

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2559. post - 2011.02.23. 22:55:20
Who has not played a werewolf in a movie?

Lon Chaney
Keifer Sutherland
Jack Nicholson
Scott Speedman

gimme a break, we are supposed to answer this in 4 minutes? seriously?

would like to see evaluator answer this in 40 minutes let alone 4
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2560. post - 2011.02.26. 10:57:05
What is the color of something new in this game?
Orange
Green
Yellow <- marked as correct
Purple

Last I got a message of something new it was my "Pets" button lighting up in red, the new pet was listed in white as all my other pets, trained or not. Sometimes my "Previous Battles" in there the unread battle reports are yellow, whether they are new or old.
On my World 1 Character my newest item is gold and white on a purple background!
So this question is incorrect or ambiguous. What it's actually asking is the colour of unread battle reports.

Forgot one that needs to be a bit more specific:

Who was the goddess of witches in ancient times?
Isis
Morgain
Glenda
Hecate <- marked as correct, but this is not universal, so "ancient times" should be replaced with "Greco-Roman mythology"
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