Sunday, April 09, 2006

Pointless Points Trivia

So welcome to the sneaky, you-didn't-think-I-would-do-them-so-close-together Pointless Points Trivia Sunday.

Just like the truth and Fox News, the points just don't matter!

Ba da bing!

Who was the first ruler to have his head on a coin during his reign?

14 comments:

J said...

Probably way off here, but I'm guessing Julius Caesar.

Gina said...

J, that is what I originally thought on this question, but it is not Julius Caesar.

Granny said...

That was my guess - I'll go back and think some more. It's like waiting for the first two people on Jeopardy to blow it so I can chime in.

Granny said...

I went back through the Romans but none of them seemed to fit. The early Greeks had gods and goddesses.

Couldn't find too much on the Phoenicians but I wondered - what about Alexander?

J said...

Alexander the Great does seem like a logical choice...

Gina said...

You guys are getting very close with Alexander, who was also my second thought! But it isn't Alexander.

This is a toughie.

Liz said...

Ptolemy I?

Mega Mom said...

I had to go to my husband on this one (who am I kidding? SoulIISoul was my only shot, I'll never get another on my own).

He says Louis the 14th. As he is the king of useless trivia and I've got no clue, I'll go with that.

Hope said...

Ptolemy 1 of Egypt, first living. Prior to that all were dead prior to having their portrait on a coin.

Gina said...

Yes, Liz got the correct answer at 2:09 pm.

The key, as Hope indicated, was that it was during his reign.

Liz said...

You mean I get my points back?? Yippee!!

Gina, this is a great idea. I don't know about everyone else, but I must click on your blog about 10 times a day to see if you have a new question!

Just imagine if the points really did matter!

WordsRock said...

Isn't there some kind of rule or something against pointless points trivia on Sunday?

Eh. I'm just pouting because I was late again. Not that I knew the answer. :)

Suzanne

Elizabeth said...

Ptolemy? Who names their kid Ptolemy? I'm sure his wife was all, "Our first son WILL NOT be named after you! It ain't happnin. Bill or George, anything but Ptolemy."

Liz said...

Hey, Elizabeth, we haven't seen what Angelina names her kid yet. Gwyneth named her newborn Moses. I'll bet you $5 that Angelina names her kid Ptolemy...or maybe Jesus...or Caesar.

And what kind of name is Elizabeth anyway? Oh...nevermind.