Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can

Do you think this is too easy or too hard?

Poll ended at 03 Jun 2016, 17:35

Way too easy
0
No votes
Too easy
0
No votes
Just Right
2
100%
Too hard
0
No votes
Way too hard
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 2

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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 11:28

If any others do enter.
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 14:37

They have to, or I can't do the scores. I will send a PM round to you saying which ones you got wrong, and you can argue your points if you want!
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Post by jamesthegill » 01 Jun 2016, 15:47

A Challenge wrote:will run until 06:59 (at least, until I lost the scores) on Wednesday 3rd June.
The next Wednesday 3rd June isn't until 2026, so we've got a while.
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 15:54

Can you just enter anyway, and I will change that, so don't be late entering!
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Post by Tube Geek » 04 Jun 2016, 09:21

Any chance the scores will be up soon?
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Post by A Challenge » 04 Jun 2016, 10:16

Tube Geek wrote:Any chance the scores will be up soon?
Here they are: I was working on them at 08:00 but didn't finish them!


I tasked you with ten questions that were, as the title suggests, slightly random:

Name:

1. A real King documented by Shakespeare in the title of a play

The Orange One: Henry VIII
Tube Geek: Richard II
jamesthegill: Macbeth


2. A London Overground terminus not served at by another through TfL service that is in London

The Orange One: Enfield Town
Tube Geek: New Cross
jamesthegill: Crystal Palace


3. A London Borough beginning with the letter B

The Orange One: Barking and Dagenham
Tube Geek: Brent
jamesthegill: Bromley


4. A song in Les Miserables with a character’s name in it

The Orange One: Fantine's Arrest
Tube Geek: Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven
jamesthegill: Jarvet's Arrival


5. A (now) London Underground line running in 1890 under its name at the time

The Orange One: Great Eastern Railway (Leyton to Epping)
Tube Geek: Metropolitan Railway
jamesthegill: Metropolitan and District Railway


6. A station on the Northern line that isn’t a terminus that has more than two platforms served by the Northern line

The Orange One: East Finchley
Tube Geek: Finchley Central
jamesthegill: Finchley Central


7. A deep level London Underground line that was in operation by London Undergound in 1990

The Orange One: Bakerloo
Tube Geek: Jubilee
jamesthegill: Bakerloo


8. A English-speaking country that has a parkrun

The Orange One: New Zealand
Tube Geek: Australia
jamesthegill: Wales


9. A subforum in the ‘Good Service’ section of the forum

The Orange One: Zone 4: Non-LU Challenges
Tube Geek: Zone 4: Non LU Challenges
jamesthegill: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat


10. A positive prime number under 10

The Orange One: 5
Tube Geek: 7
jamesthegill: 3



Scores:
Tube Geek: 4 (1*1*1*1*1*2*1*1*2*1)
jamesthegill 8 (1*1*1*1*1*2*2*1*1*2)
The Orange One: 8 (1*1*1*1*2*1*2*1*2*1)

I suppose, I have to say let the ranting about the results begin, but first, a few points on the results first:
  • The Metropolitan Railway and the the Metropolitan District Railways were two different companies (in 1890).
  • I meant only the play for number 4, though I did realise the problem with the question before the initial post and didn't change it. This left the pool of available answers very big!
  • I decided not to disallow Macbeth, as I discovered thanks to the (broken) URL in the PM, it showed that he existed!
  • The song Valjean's Death doesn't exist, but it is Epilogue - Valjean's Death

Who wants to do the next one?

Let the ranting begin!
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by Tube Geek » 04 Jun 2016, 10:24

I KNEW I should have gone for Kennington for question 6....

Oh well, I still won!
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Post by jamesthegill » 04 Jun 2016, 15:59

A Challenge wrote: [*]I decided not to disallow Macbeth, as I discovered thanks to the (broken) URL in the PM, it showed that he existed!
Yeah, I realised after the PM sent that I'd screwed up the formatting - sorry about that!
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 04 Jun 2016, 16:29

jamesthegill wrote:
A Challenge wrote: [*]I decided not to disallow Macbeth, as I discovered thanks to the (broken) URL in the PM, it showed that he existed!
Yeah, I realised after the PM sent that I'd screwed up the formatting - sorry about that!
The formatting doesn't matter - though it looks like the URL tags are a bit confusing how its gone that wrong!

I've got away without complaints yet!
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by tractakid » 04 Jun 2016, 18:12

Did I not make it ABUNDANTLY CLEAR that I had withdrawn? You're fast making an enemy. Respect is a reciprocal thing. If you don't respect me I will be unable to respect you.

Please sort this out immediately and an apology would be hugely appreciated.
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 05 Jun 2016, 06:05

I will let you be withdrawn then, but why did you say that I was incapable?
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by tractakid » 05 Jun 2016, 16:12

Because you can't mark correctly and are telling people they can change their answers after they'd been submitted.
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 05 Jun 2016, 19:15

I can't mark with all incorrect answers, and I do know that three is prime!
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Post by Tube Geek » 05 Jun 2016, 19:36

A Challenge wrote:I can't mark with all incorrect answers, and I do know that three is prime!
No one put 1, did they? :wink:
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by DavidC » 05 Jun 2016, 20:01

I don't know the full context of the current discussion, but at various periods in the history of mathematics the number one has indeed been considered to be prime.
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