Once again, the Smith family converged on Brian and Susan's house, this time to celebrate Christmas. Susan had barely recovered from serving their large and boisterous family at Thanksgiving time; Brian cringed again at the thought of so many crowded into their small home. But all the same, they were welcomed everyone with warm smiles and open arms when the time came - after all, they were all family. From the gaggle of youths spilling out of the cars amidst much laughter and excitement to the slower, more sedate entries of the elder relatives, all shared the bonds of blood and love. Once again, by day's end, the family was well fed, the house in one piece, no disasters had befallen anyone or anything, and everyone was happy and content. After dinner, the youngest children were tucked into bed and the rest of the family retired to the living room, where the family tradition continued with a rematch of the same two teams that the family had split into for the annual Thanksgiving family games. Determine the name of each trivia expert member on Brian's team (Amy and Steve were two of them), what each person's relationship to Brian was, and what trivia topic each was person's specialty (one was sports).
1. Brenda wasnít Brianís sister. Wilbur wasnít good at the geography questions.
2. Brianís cousinís field of expertise started with an ďSĒ.
3. Norman was especially good at music trivia, but he wasnít Brianís uncle.
4. Brianís nephew, who wasnít Wilbur, was currently getting a Doctorateís degree in literature, so he knew the answers to most of those trivia questions.
5. Brianís grandmother was the history buff.
6. Paula, who was not Brianís grandmother, worked in scientific research, so she was the resident expert for the science questions.
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