Questions On Turning Thirty-One, part II by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

ShapiroA


Runner(s)-Up:

KitchenB
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Quiz Description

I turn 31 years old on February 12th on the solar calendar and on the 8th of Adar (this year March 4th) on the Hebrew calendar, so here are some questions about the number 31. Part I will be out for the former date, part II for the latter date. As an inversion of the numerals 31, there are 13 questions in each of the quizzes. We cover a lot of ground here between the two quizzes -- geography, music, television, current events, sports, math, history, film, literature, language, science, etc.

Unless otherwise specified, a correct last name is sufficient and a correct first name without a last name is not. If you list both names and one is incorrect, you get it wrong.

Once the quiz closes, I will open this post as a place to discuss the questions from both part I and part II.

See below for how scoring works.

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11 casketromance 539 78 31
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Questions:

GEOGRAPHY
What river's flow is impeded by the dam named after the 31st president of the United States?

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Colorado River

GRAB BAG
Who was born on July 31st "as the seventh month died" in 1980? He was first mentioned in the New York Times in February 1999.

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Harry Potter

LANGUAGE
31 and 255 are both one less than a power of 2. Anagram "THIRTY-ONE" into an offer your friends might have made you -- or you might have made them -- 255 days before New Year's Eve in high school.

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TRY ONE HIT

FOOD/DRINK
Laraha is a citrus whose dried peel is used to flavor any of a number of colorful 31% alcohol liqueurs that are named after the island on which the fruit grows. Name the island.

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Curaçao

GAMES/SPORT
What city hosted the Games of the XXXI Olympiad? The host country's men's soccer team won its first-ever Olympic gold at these games, defeating a team that had recently knocked it out of a different competition.

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Rio de Janeiro

GEOGRAPHY
Name any UN Member state within 200 miles of any of the following four points:
31°N 31°W
31°N 31°E
31°S 31°W
31°S 31°E

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Egypt, Israel, Lesotho, South Africa

SCIENCE
Halfway through and time for tea:

Of the colors in a box of 32 Crayola crayons, which one is best represented by the hex code #313131?

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gray (grey)

POPULAR MUSIC
What actress played Alex Dupré on One Tree Hill? She released a country music album called Thirty One in 2015, which peaked at #3 on the Top Country Albums and #10 on the Billboard 200.

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Jana Rae Kramer

BUSINESS/ECONOMICS
In November 2019, an item called 6300A made by Patek Philippe SA sold for 31 million CHF (almost 32 million USD) at a charity auction. The item is reversible, has 20 complications, and allegedly took 10,000 man-hours to produce. What is this item?

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a (wrist)watch

GEOGRAPHY
What country has 31 Ostanha (provinces)? The largest is Kerman and the smallest, carved out of the capital's province in 2010, is Alborz.

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(The Islamic Republic of) Iran

SCIENCE
Having nothing to do with internal anatomy, what element, with atomic number 31, is often used in LEDs and, because its melting point is around 86°F (30°C), can be an alternative to mercury in thermometers?

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Gallium

GAMES/SPORT
As seen in this slightly redacted commemorative program cover, the Chicago Cubs retired uniform number 31 in honor of two different people on the same day in 2009. One #31 will be joined by Larry Walker as the only Canadians enshrined in Cooperstown, and the Hall of Fame plaque of the other #31 bears no logo. Name either player.

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Ferguson (Fergie) Jenkins, Greg Maddux

MATH
Last one!
31 can be written in the form (nk - 1) for integers n and k greater than 1.

All in one string of numerals, write out 31 (base 10) in base n and then base k.

("987654321" is one string of numerals; "9876 and 54,321" is not.)

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11111111