"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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final jeopardy challenge, September 2011  

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday 9/26
Category: FAMILIAR PHRASE ORIGINS
Clue: In medieval times, an act of bravery got you dubbed a knight & won you a pair of golden these

Answer:  What are spurs?



Tuesday 9/27
Category: ENGLISH WRITERS
Clue: English poet Thomas Hoccleve, a contemporary of this man, called him the "firste fyndere of our fair langage"

Answer:  Who was Geoffery Chaucer?




Wednesday 9/28
Category: THE CHANGING U.S.A.
Clue:  According to the census, this point has progressed westward since the U.S. was founded, & has moved southwest since the 1960s

Answer:  What is the center of population distribution ?




Thursday 9/29
Category: THE 20th CENTURY
Clue:  In February 1967 this Asian leader said his people would "never agree to negotiate under the threat of bombing"

Answer:  Who was Nguyễn Sinh Cung, aka Ho Chi Mihn ?



Friday 9/30
Category: 
Clue:

Answer:  Wh ?





Monday 9/19
Category:  AMERICAN WRITERS
Clue:  In the 1840s he wrote, "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government"

Answer:  Who was Henry David Thoreau?

(yeah, i say the same thing, and everyone thinks i'm nuts.)



Tuesday 9/20
Category: NAME'S THE SAME
Clue:  Name shared by a popular world sport & a member of the Gryllidae family

Answer:  What is cricket?



Wednesday 9/21
Category: OSCAR WINNERS
Clue:  The most recent father & daughter to win acting Oscars; he won for playing a veteran, she for playing a mental patient

Answer:  Who are Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie?



Thursday 9/22
Category: PHILOSOPHY
Clue:  Nietzsche wrote, "once you said 'God' when you gazed upon distant seas; but now i have taught you to say" this word.

Answer:  What is "ubermensch" or 'superman'?  just last night, listening to the ny philharmonic play Wagner (Overture to Tannhauser), i was thinking how the music made me feel like an ubermensch.



Friday 9/23
Category: AMERICAN BUSINESS
Clue:  In the 1880s he developed 'Crystal A Caramels'; a product under his own name came out in 1900

Answer:  Who was Milton S. Hershey?
if it involves chocolate, i would not bet against me.

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