Trivia 3, Week 30 Update ID

If this week's trivia were a strength in centimeters of durasteel of a battleship, it might be the port or starboard armor of a Concordia class SuperCruiser.
Welcome to Game Three, Week Thirty Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one bonus question are posted to alt.games.wing-commander and listed at the CIC. Please email answers to CReid1701@aol.com or ChrisReid@wcnews.com. Be sure to include a name you would like to be known under for the Scoreboard that will be up soon. Have your answers in before this coming Sunday (May 27, 2001) to ensure your answers are recorded. Answers submitted early may be returned and you may be able to fix incorrect answers, time permitting. Main questions answered correctly are good for 5 points, bonuses good for 3.

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Answers to Questions for Week 29 (starting May 14, 2001):

Question 57: What was a heavy fighter that was commonly known to stock half a dozen torpedoes for special situations?
Answers Include: Sabre

Question 58: What was a light fighter that was commonly known to carry a Scatter Gun as a special weapon?
Answers Included: Banshee

Bonus 29: What was a light fighter that was commonly known to carry a Mark II Stormfire as a special weapon?
Answers Included: Piranha

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New Questions for Week 30 (starting May 21, 2001):

Question 59: Who said, "In the words of John Paul Jones, 'I have not yet begun to dogfight'?"
Hint: The actual quote may have been "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight."

Question 60: Who said, "Colonel, I respectfully request a real mission,not busy-work?"
Hint: The colonel being referred to is female.

Bonus 30: Who said, "I'm not going to do the Confederation's war effort much good if I'm dead, now am I?"

At this time we're not planning to end Game Three at Week 30.

Submissions are due by May 27, 2001.

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Please email answers to ChrisReid@wcnews.com and do not post directly to the Newsgroup. Thanks.

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