"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

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

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday 6/27
Category:  GAMES
Clue:  In 2007 Robstown, near Corpus Christi, was recognized as the birthplace of this game, now played online too

Answer:  What is "Texas Hold 'Em" ?


Tuesday 6/28
Category:  FAMOUS NAMES
Clue:  The last time the U. of Michigan retired a football number was in 1994, in honor of this center who graduated in 1935

Answer:  Who was Gerald Rudolf Ford ?


Wednesday 6/29
Category:  POETIC SUBJECTS
Clue:  It was saved from destruction by a poem submitted to the Boston Daily Advertiser in September 1830

Answer:  What is the USS Constitution, aka 'Old Ironsides' ?


Thursday 6/30
Category:  COINS OF THE WORLD
Clue:  50 cent pieces issued in 2003 by this country depict Frodo, Gandalf, Gollum, Sauron & Aragorn

Answer:  Where is New Zealand ?








Monday 6/20
Category:  MOVIE CHARACTER NAMES
Clue:  This last name of the speech therapist in the 2010 Oscar Winner for Best Picture is also a suffix meaning "speech"

Answer:  Who is 'Logue' ?


Tuesday 6/21
Category: DOGS
Clue:  This alliterative dog breed bears the former name of an African country

Answer:  What is the Rhodesian Ridgeback ?


Wednesday 6/22
Category:  LITERARY CHARACTERS
Clue:  His "remarks about The Confederacy …made Atlanta look at him first in bewilderment, then coolly, and then with hot rage"

Answer:  Who is Rhett Butler ?

Thursday 6/23
Category: LITERARY SEQUELS
Clue:  The mirror motif in this 1871 sequel includes 2 characters who are enantiomorphs, or mirror image twins

Answer:  What is "Through the Looking Glass" ?


Friday 6/24
Category:  WORLD CAPITALS
Clue:  Built about 50 years ago, it's the only world capital to start with the letter "I"

Answer:  Where is Islamabad ?




Monday 6/13
Category:  SHOW BUSINESS FAMILIES
Clue:   The car company that sponsored the radio show for which his father worked inspired the middle name of this filmmaker

Answer:  Who is Francis Ford Coppolla?

Tuesday 6/14
Category:  FLAGS OF THE WORLD
Clue:  "L'Unifoli√©" is one of the names popularly given to the new flag unveiled in 1965 by this country

Answer:  Where is Canada?
(not algeria, dummy)


Wednesday 6/15
Category:  CRUSADING WOMEN
Clue:   A judge's directed verdict of guilty for her action in Rochester in 1872 was written before her trial began

Answer:  Who was Susan B. Anthony?



Thursday 6/16
Category:  20th CENTURY NOVELS
Clue: Penned by a British author, it became a No. 1 Bestseller in the U.S. in 1959, 31 years after it was initially banned?

Answer:  What is "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ?



Friday 6/17
Category:  MEDICAL HISTORY
Clue:  In December 1967 Louis Washkansky, a patient in this country, claimed, "I am a new Frankenstein"


Answer:  Where is South Africa?








Monday 6/6
Category:  COLORFUL TITLES
Clue:  At its premiere in NYC in 1924, this composition was part of a concert billed as "An Experiment in Modern Music"

Answer:  What is "Rhapsody in Blue"?



Tuesday 6/7
Category:  BESTSELLERS
Clue:  In the beginning, this novel was simply titled "Forks"

Answer:  What is "Twilight"?




Wednesday 6/8
Category:  THE MOVIES
Clue:  Lt. Col. A.P. Clark played a key role in the elaborate breakout from Stalag Luft III that inspired this 1963 movie

Answer:  What is "The Great Escape" ?



Thursday 6/9
Category:  THE PRESIDENCY
Clue:  From 1792 to 1886 this person, not the speaker of the house, followed the Vice President in the line of succession

Answer:  Who is the President Pro-Tem of the Senate?



Friday 6/10
Category:  FRANCE
Clue:  With about 340,000 people today, it's the most populous French city that came under Italian occupation in World War II


Answer:  Where is Nice?




Wednesday June 1
Category: The railroads

Clue: The railroad founded in 1859 by a Kansas state charter reached this state capital on February 16, 1880.

Answer: Where is Santa Fe, New Mexico?

Thursday 6/2
Category:  The Tony Awards
Clue:  There has never been a Tony Award winner for best musical set on either of these 2 continents 

Answer:  Where are Australia and Antarctica? 

Friday 6/3
Category:  World History
Clue:  Traditionally said to be founded in 421, this city was later built up on islands in a lagoon by refugees from invading Lombards 

Answer:  Where is Venice, Italy?

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