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Topic: Canadian Cities on Jeopardy
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 3, 2015 12:05PM)
These guys got zero. Are the questions really that hard?

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Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jun 3, 2015 12:34PM)
The funny thing is that the woman's name is Victoria.
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jun 3, 2015 01:27PM)
... even funnier is the fact that although I have traveled all across Canada many times, I didn't know any of the answers either!
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jun 3, 2015 01:40PM)
Canada?
Message: Posted by: Ray Tupper. (Jun 3, 2015 06:02PM)
[quote]On Jun 3, 2015, LobowolfXXX wrote:
The funny thing is that the woman's name is Victoria. [/quote]
And Randy doesn't look the least bit aroused.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 3, 2015 09:45PM)
[quote]On Jun 3, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

These guys got zero. Are the questions really that hard?
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Zero is sort of pathetic. It's not just that they got them wrong, but some of the guesses were just so far off.

FWIW, I knew two for sure and was close to knowing a third. But I found a couple rather obscure.
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (Jun 5, 2015 10:01PM)
It's like asking someone about how an ant lives. Canadian cities are simply irrelevant to most of us.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Jun 5, 2015 10:48PM)
I'm certain we Americans could find equally challenging questions for Canadians (no disrespect intended). Why the need for bashing here Magnus and Balducci?
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 6, 2015 01:19AM)
Bashing? I asked if the questions were hard.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (Jun 6, 2015 09:19AM)
Perhaps it was the manner in which you asked. Sometimes things aren't completely understood in written comments as they are when speaking them. However, certainly Balducci clearly came across as bashing: "Zero is sort of pathetic."
Message: Posted by: Starrpower (Jun 6, 2015 09:23AM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2015, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Bashing? I asked if the questions were hard. [/quote]

That's all relative. They're hard if you don't know the answers!
Message: Posted by: balducci (Jun 6, 2015 09:50AM)
[quote]On Jun 5, 2015, Bob1Dog wrote:
I'm certain we Americans could find equally challenging questions for Canadians (no disrespect intended). Why the need for bashing here Magnus and Balducci? [/quote]
If I was 'bashing' (which I did not think I was), it was only directed towards the contestants missing all of the questions as a group. As I said, I could not answer all of the questions myself. But a couple were embarrassingly easy. I stand by "zero is sort of pathetic" in the sense that none of the three contestants as a group could get even one.

I like your replacement idea, though. I imagine something like this:

Replace "Residents of this Saskatchewan city are called Moose Javians" with "Residents of this Massachusetts city are called Bostonians".

Replace "This Alberta resort was the first municipality to be incorporated within a Canadian national park" with "This famous geyser regularly erupts in Wyoming in the first national park established in the United States".

Replace "In 1992 this city's velodrome, once used in the Olympic games, was transformed into a environmental biodome" with "A Soviet-led boycott took place of the Olympic games in this city".

:)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jun 6, 2015 10:10AM)
The only question I thought to be obscure was the swans on the river Avon. Stratford is well known in Canada but is anything but a major or famous city.