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"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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April Jeopardy  

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday Apr 25--
Category: BRITISH LANDMARKS
Clue:  Completed in 1858, it was to be named St. Stephen, but was nicknamed this, honoring the chief commissioner of the works

Answer:  What is Big Ben?

Tuesday Apr 26--
Category:  PLAYWRIGHTS
Clue:  This Brit won Tonys for best play in 1968, 1976, 1984 and & 2007; in the 90s he settled for the 1998 best screenplay Oscar

Answer:  Who is Tom Stoppard? 
i didn't even know he was a brit


Wednesday Apr 27--
Category:  TV THEME SONGS
Clue: A 1984 country hit, "All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight" is the basis for its theme song

Answer:  What is "Monday Night Football"?


Thursday Apr 28--
Category:U.S. PRESIDENTS
Clue: This president was the first to put solar panels on the White House

Answer:  Who was James Earl Carter?


Friday Apr 29--
Category:  AMERICAN ARTISTS
Clue: In 1909 he completed his last painting, a canvas called "Driftwood"

Answer:  Who was Winslow Homer?




Monday Apr 18--
Category:  BASEBALL GEOGRAPHY
Clue:  After Alaska, it's the largest state in area without a major league baseball team 

Answer:  Where is Montana?

Tuesday Apr 19--
Category:  AUTHORS
Clue: He died in 1995, the day before a Glasgow veterinary library named for him

Answer:  Who was James Herriott?

Wednesday Apr 20--
Category: HISTORIC AMERICANS
Clue: Sharing his first name with the man who took this 1850s photo, he's the diplomat & officer seen here


Answer:  Who is Commodore Matthew Perry?  


Thursday Apr 21--
Category:  SCIENTISTS
Clue:  At the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, his widow said, "that was his dream, sending a rocket to the moon"
 
Answer:  Who is Robert Goddard?

Friday Apr 22--
Category:  BIOGRAPHERS
Clue: As many mourned, this minister wrote in a letter, "Washington is gone!  Millions are gasping to read…about him"

Answer:  Who was Parson Weems?



Monday Apr 11--
Category:  GEOGRAPHIC ADJECTIVES
Clue:  Of the nations with adjectives in their common names, only this Western Hemisphere one bears the name of a religious order

Answer:  Where is the Dominican Republic?

Tuesday Apr 12--
Category:  BASEBALL & THE PRESIDENCY
Clue:  As both VP & Pres., he threw out a season's 1st pitch, each time for a different Senators franchise

Answer:  Who is RM Nixon?

Wednesday Apr 13--
Category:  NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS
Clue:  The 2 Middle East prime ministers of the same ocuntry who shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with another leader


Answer:  Who was Yitzhak Rabin and is Shimon Peres?


Thursday Apr 14--
Category: AUTHORS ON AUTHORS
Clue:  Faulkner said this writer "has no courage" & "has never used a word where the reader (may need) a dictionary" 
Answer:  Who was Ernest Hemmingway?

Friday Apr 15--
Category: ANCIENT ARTIFACTS
Clue:  Some of its text says, "the decree should be written on a stela of hard stone, in sacred writing, document writing & Greek writing"

Answer:  What is the Rosetta Stone










Monday Apr 4--
Category:  WORLD GEOGRAPHY
Clue:  These 3 nations each border the world's largest and smallest oceans
Answer:  Where are the USA, Canada and Russia?  Arctic and Pacific.

Tuesday Apr 5--
Category:  BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS
Clue: The latest "Bartlett's" lists quotes chronologically; the first quotes come from this country
Answer:  Where is Egypt?

Wednesday Apr 6--
Category:  COMPOSERS
Clue:  His first name means "happy", but three of his five symphonies are in gloomy minor keys. 
Answer:  Who is Felix Mendelssohn?

Thursday Apr 7--
Category:  LITERARY QUOTATIONS
Clue:  Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Frost remarked that this is what gets "lost in translation"
Answer:  What is poetry?

Friday Apr 8--
Category:  THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART 
Clue:  64 paintings from The Met's foundng purchase are still in its collection; over 1/3 of them are from this current European nation 
Answer:  Where are The Netherlands?


Friday Apr 1--
Category:  BILLBOARD'S HOT 100
Clue:  In 2010 they broke The Beatles' record for having had the most songs on the Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act
Answer:  Who is the cast of Glee?

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