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Groups of Nine Quiz

Name the members of these famous ninesomes.
Last updated: August 30, 2015
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Santa's Reindeer
Dancer
Dasher
Prancer
Vixen
Comet
Cupid
Donner
Blitzen
Rudolph
 
Baseball Positions
Pitcher
Catcher
First Baseman
Second Baseman
Shortstop
Third Baseman
Left Fielder
Center Fielder
Right Fielder
 
Brady Bunch Characters
Alice
Bobby
Carol
Cindy
Greg
Jan
Marcia
Mike
Peter
Countries on the Baltic Sea
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Russia
Sweden
 
Fellowship of the Ring
Aragorn
Boromir
Frodo
Gandalf
Gimli
Legolas
Merry
Pippin
Samwise
 
Countries with Nuclear Weapons
China
France
India
Israel
North Korea
Pakistan
Russia
United Kingdom
United States
Planets (before 2006)
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
 
Poker Hands
High Card
One Pair
Two Pair
Three of a Kind
Straight
Flush
Full House
Four of a Kind
Straight Flush
 
Names of English Kings (1066-present)
William
Henry
Stephen
Richard
John
Edward
James
Charles
George
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level ∞
Aug 19, 2014
Updated!
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level 65
Oct 26, 2017
What's the fellowship of the ring? More Harry Potter stuff?
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level 29
Oct 20, 2018
The Fellowship off the Ring is the group of creatures in Lord of the Rings that tries to take The One Ring to mount doom to be destroyed. It has nothing to do whatsoever with Harry Potter.
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level 39
Dec 3, 2017
Russia is at the Baltic Sea as well.
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level 75
Aug 22, 2014
I'm not good with the LOTRs stuff. Can you please accept, "the elf" and "the other hobbit" ;)
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level 44
Aug 30, 2014
Unfortunately, there was a total of four nasty little hobbitses.
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level 62
May 5, 2015
I love that it spells out "Samwise" for Sam, but doesn't bother to put "Peregrin" for Pippin or "Meriadoc" for Merry.
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level 75
Dec 7, 2015
^ Sam was referred to as Samwise a lot more than Merry and Pippin were called by their full names.
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level 62
Aug 10, 2018
Aerosmith's daughter looked hot as an elf.
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level 72
Sep 23, 2015
if you're not good with the LOTR stuff, then I guess you won't ace this quiz
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level 59
Feb 14, 2017
I aced this quiz! Loved it, thanks. Just a few of the Brady Bunch I missed.
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level 41
Aug 30, 2014
I know it's rare but isn't Royal Flush a thing?
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level 69
Aug 30, 2014
I think, technically, a royal flush is a straight flush.
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level 48
Aug 30, 2014
I think a Royal Flush is just a Straight Flush between the ten and the ace. Being 10, J, Q, K, A.
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level 74
Jun 9, 2015
Goose is right - it's a straight flush, with an Ace as the high card. But, it's not really a "separate" hand, it just a name for the highest ranking straight flush.
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level 66
Jan 21, 2017
What about the Royal Sampler?
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level 62
Aug 10, 2018
Is that a party platter at Caesar's?
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level 74
Aug 30, 2014
I would have done fantastic on this except for the stupid Brady Bunch... also, I know pretty much nothing about sports most of the time, but isn't a center fielder also known as a mid-fielder? I eventually got it but that tripped me up for a minute.
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level 59
Aug 30, 2014
Mid-fielders are in soccer.
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level 74
Aug 30, 2014
and my ignorance of "sport" is confirmed. :)
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level 46
Mar 2, 2018
And lacrosse!
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level 19
Aug 30, 2014
Got all of everything... but not the Brady Bunch... lol.
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level 68
Sep 2, 2014
got all of them...but failed on lord of the rings crap
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level 46
Oct 27, 2014
I got ruled by the lord of the rings and smacked by a bunch of Brady's.
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level 59
Sep 18, 2016
Love the Lord of the Rings. Not so much the Brady Bunch...
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level 75
Jun 12, 2018
I guess there wasn't room for my favorite Brady - Tiger, the family dog. Yes, I'm old. Now let's do "Petticoat Junction" or "Happy Days".
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level 59
Aug 30, 2014
For the baseball positions I tried "Who" "What" "I Don't Know"... it's the only thing I know about baseball.
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level 49
Aug 31, 2014
Who's on first?
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level 75
Oct 6, 2014
Yes
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level 59
Dec 15, 2014
I don't know....
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level 66
Mar 4, 2015
What?
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level 21
Jun 11, 2016
Larry, I don't know's on third.
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level 56
Aug 30, 2014
nice quiz but how about accepting "High" And "Run" "Running Flush" for us Brits?
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level 74
Aug 30, 2014
I tried single high and ace-high, but no high card. Somehow missed Sweden, too. :(
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level 82
Sep 3, 2014
Harold Godwinson was also king of England in 1066.
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level 59
Dec 15, 2014
When the question says "since 1066" it means after William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings and became King. The reason for this is that the modern kings' names and numberings begin from then, and not before then, even if the year was 1066. (So that Edward the Confessor, for example, is not one of the numbered Edwards I-VI, who began two centuries later).
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level 74
Apr 20, 2016
So, what it says and what it means are two different things... Perhaps a revision such as "after Hastings" or after Norman Conquest" could be entered, without giving away any of the answers.
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level 66
Mar 2, 2018
I tried Harold and I think there is a fair argument on his behalf in this quiz.
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level 62
Aug 10, 2018
Don't be dumb. If you knew enough to get the answers, you know #@&% well what 1066 is all about. Don't be so inane to think we all don't. Time waster.
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level 42
Nov 6, 2014
easily swept the first four and got most of the last 2, but somehow missed George and charles
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level 59
Dec 15, 2014
God, let this one be. At least there's no problem with this one like when you're asked "Who came before Queen Elizabeth" and it accepts George. There were several of them!! It matters!
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level 62
Aug 10, 2018
Only to English people. At least the ones who like supporting a mega wealthy welfare family that is.
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level 59
Dec 15, 2014
Doesn't it go, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Flixton, Urmston...?
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level 59
Aug 8, 2015
You must be a fellow Lankie!
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level 66
Mar 2, 2018
Followed by Wigan, Oldham, Bury and Preston!
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level 59
Dec 15, 2014
When the answers are filled in, the Fellowship of the Ring have their baseball positions to their left.
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level 52
Jan 20, 2017
Gimli is SHORTstop, how fitting
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level 70
Nov 20, 2018
He would probably be the catcher though. Legolas would surely be SS or CF. But the pun is nice.
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level 70
Nov 20, 2018
My lineup - Gandalf as Pitcher. (Nasty curve ball). Gimli as Catcher. Frodo 1B. Merry 2B. Pippin SS. Aragorn 3B (Can handle the hot corner). Boromir RF (Great arm). Legolas CF (He's everywhere). Samwise LF (Best place to hide him).
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level 67
May 4, 2015
I find it difficult to believe that 100% of the test takers did not get "earth" as one of the planets.
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level 55
May 8, 2015
2 pairs accepted for Two Pairs
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level 72
Jun 10, 2015
So unforgiving with Gimli - Tried gimly, gimley, gimlee before I remembered the correct spelling. Same could apply to many of the other LOTR names.
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level 24
Jun 21, 2015
iran should be under for nuclear weapons or whatever. Did they just cut it out so they'd have nine instead of the accurate ten in that group? That's just wrong.
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level 52
Jul 18, 2015
To the best of current knowledge, Iran does not have nuclear weapons.
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level 80
Aug 8, 2015
Missed: 2 reindeer, 1 king and the whole Brady Bunch.
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level 59
Sep 18, 2016
That is nothing to be ashamed of.
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level 56
Sep 2, 2015
Tom Brady?
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level 55
Sep 23, 2015
Horrible Histories song really helps with the monarchs! William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, Oi! :)
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level 75
Dec 7, 2015
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Rich 2, then three more Henrys join our song.
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level 55
Sep 23, 2015
Only 97% got Earth. I wonder what planet they live on!
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level 67
Apr 20, 2016
Bothers me that all reindeer are in song order except for the first two.
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level 59
Sep 18, 2016
I must admit, that threw me a bit!
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level 38
Jun 28, 2016
You don't accept Ace High for High Card?
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level 66
Aug 8, 2018
No, for the same reason it doesn't accept "three sevens" for "three of a kind." It's just one of the possible values of that hand. If no one has an ace, then the high card might be, say, a king.
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level 58
Aug 22, 2016
I tried Michael a bunch of times before finally typing Mike.
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level 70
Aug 26, 2016
Did pretty well generally (surprised myself with the reindeer, only missed one), but I only new one in the baseball and Brady Bunch categories.
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level 49
Dec 20, 2016
I completely forgot about Rudolph! I'd just done the quiz of the song and tried to name all of the other reindeer.
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level 67
Dec 31, 2016
Baseball!? A sport barely played outside of North America and one that most Europeans know absolutely nothing about and never hear even a passing mention of in the news. Fantastic.
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level 71
Mar 11, 2017
Barely played outside North America????
Did you know that it's the most played sport in Japan? That there's a lot of baseball fever in South Korea and Taiwan? That Venezuela (a country that by no means is on North America) is perhaps the country that provides the most foreign players to the MLB?
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level 66
Mar 2, 2018
Well, that's most of the people doing this quiz then.
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level 62
Aug 10, 2018
Don't go to an American website and complain. Should ditch the 9 names of useless kings section first.
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level 56
Jan 21, 2017
Not American so had nothing for Baseball positions, or had ever heard of Brady Bunch.
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level 59
Feb 14, 2017
We play softball here in New Zealand, and the positions are the same as baseball, so all good. Brady Bunch was on TV here many years ago - you need to be pretty old to have heard of it!
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level 37
Jan 21, 2017
I am seriously concerned for the three percent that missed Earth.
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level 26
Feb 15, 2017
Thank you, Horrible Histories! William, Henry, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John: HEY!
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level 52
Apr 13, 2017
I always thought it was Arrogant, Boringmir, Fraudo, Gandoffacliff, Grimly, Lego-less, Marry, Pipsqueak, and Samunwise.
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level 47
Apr 18, 2017
Went through seven categories with no problems. Then, I got 2 of the Brady Bunch while trying to guess Kings of England (all of which I eventually got, thank goodness).
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level 48
Apr 28, 2017
Got four of the baseball positions. Not bad for a Brit who thinks baseball 'looks a bit like rounders'.
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level 75
May 6, 2018
And of course rounders is far superior :-)
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level 70
Jul 24, 2017
Was hoping against all hope that simply typing in "that one weird guy", all of the answers for the LOTRs section would be filled in. Sadly, not the case. Only 9 that I missed. :-(
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level 44
Oct 5, 2017
How do more people get Mars than Earth...
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level 75
Jun 20, 2018
Maybe they, like me for some reason, use Holst's Planet Suite to remember the planets.
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level 70
Nov 20, 2018
So by that logic you missed Pluto as well? And you also don't know the Earth is a planet?
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level 75
Jun 20, 2018
My brain went weird while I was trying to remember the reindeer, it said something like "Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Blitzen, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta".
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level 64
Aug 30, 2018
Why is Royal Sampler not accepted?
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level 18
Nov 1, 2018
as a Brit I was always gonna struggle with baseball and the brady bunch!
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level 26
Nov 20, 2018
Funny quiz in that there will be almost no overlap between people that can name all 9 characters in the brady bunch and all 9 members of the fellowship of the ring. I certainly only got one of the Brady Bunch after just guessing names, as the last episode aired some 25 years before I was born!
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level 66
Nov 20, 2018
Why wouldn't there be overlap? People can like both high fantasy and silly sitcoms at the same time. And LotR has been around for more than 60 years, so it's certainly not any sort of an age issue.
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