"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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November Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday 11/28
Category: 16th CENTURY NAMES
Clue: In 2010, 467 years after his death, this man at odds with The Church was reburied with honors at a Polish cathedral
Answer:  Who was Copernicus? 
 

Tuesday 11/29
Category: TOYS
Clue: Invented in 1943, this toy was flung over tree branches by soldiers in Vietnam & used as a makeshift radio antenna

Answer:  What is Slinky, it's Slinky, the wonderful marvelous toy? 

Wednesday 11/30
Category: ORGANIZATIONS
Clue:  On Nov. 17, 1871 Union vets dismayed by soldiers' lack of proficiency in one skill formed this organization

Answer:  What is the National Rifle Association ?  cold dead hands, bitches.


Monday 11/21
Category:  MOVIE CHARACTERS
Clue: 900 years old when he died, he spoke in OSV syntax, object-subject-verb

Answer:  Who is Yoda ? Stupid your argument is; the fuck shut up you must.
 

Tuesday 11/22
Category:  U.S. MONEY MATH
Clue:  Adding up the denominations of circulating bills with U.S. presidents on the front gives you this total
Answer:  What is $78 ? fucking bullshit.  the two dollar bill should not count.  1,2,5,20 and 50; $10 (hamilton) and $100 (franklin) were not presidents. 

Wednesday 11/23
Category:  AMERICAN WOMEN
Clue: Geraldine Doyle, who in 1942 took a job at a Michigan metal factory, helped inspire the look & job of this iconic character
Answer:  Who is 'Rosie the Riveter ?

Thursday 11/24
Category:  PSYCHOLOGY TERMS
Clue: This 2-word term has its origins in a hostage-taking that followed the botched 1973 Norrmalmstorg bank robbery

Answer:  What is the "Stockholm Syndrome"?

Friday 11/25
Category:  MODERN AMERICAN NOVELS
Clue: The title of this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner comes from a Jonathan Swift line about how lesser minds unite to oppose genius

Answer:  What is A Confederacy of Dunces (by John Kennedy Toole)

Monday 11/14
Category: THE PRESIDENTIAL CABINET
Clue: 7 women have been the secretary of this, the most for any department in the president's cabinet
Answer:  What is Labor  ? 
 

Tuesday 11/15
Category: 19th CENTURY POETRY
Clue: He wrote, "He looked upon the garish day with such a wistful eye; The man had killed the thing he loved, & so he had to die"

Answer:  Who was Oscar Wilde  ? 

Wednesday 11/16
Category: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Clue:  Still in existence, it began in 1688 in a British coffee shop popular with maritime folk; it soon got involved in their business
Answer:  What is 'Lloyds of London' ?

Thursday 11/17
Category: HISTORIC DOCUMENTS
Clue: It's the shorter, better known name of the document "United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967"
Answer:  What are 'The Pentagon Papers' ?

Friday 11/18
Category:  ACTOR-DIRECTORS
Clue:   It's rare to get Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Actor for the same film; he is 1 or the 2 who did it twice

Answer:  Who is (Clint Eastwood or Warren Beatty)?  Unforgiven/that stupid damn boxing movie, and Heaven Can Wait/Reds.


Monday 11/7
Category: FROM THE GREEK
Clue: The word for a song element you won't find in instrumentals comes from the name of this instrument
Answer:  What is the 'lyre' ? root of the word 'lyrics'
  


Tuesday 11/8
Category: 18th CENTURY AUTHORS
Clue: In a poem he named himself Cadenus, an anagram of decanus, or "Dean"
Answer:  Who was Jonathan Swift ? 

Wednesday 11/9
Category: FRENCH HISTORY
Clue:  She said, "I told my plans to no one. I was not killing a man, but a wild beast that was devouring the French people"
Answer:  Who was Charlotte Corday ? (the killer of Jean-Paul Marat, Jacobin leader of one of the nasty parts of the french revolution)

Thursday 11/10
Category: HOLLYWOOD HISTORY
Clue:  They were the first 2 sisters ever nominated for the same acting oscar in the same year
Answer:  Who were Joan Fontaine and Olivia DeHavilland? 

Friday 11/11
Category: BUSINESS
Clue:  A 2005 sale of 14,159,265 shares prompted the headline "Google Offers Shares, Seeks Global Piece of" this

Answer:  What is "Pi" ?  come on, what the fuck jeopardy?


i am marking myself wrong for spelling.  i guessed 'pie' because i couldn't make sense of the clue.  we can discuss if there is not an immediate consensus.




Tuesday 11/1
Category:  CHILDREN'S LIT
Clue:  This classic book begins, "The pretty little swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of a mountain range"

Answer:  What is "Heidi" ?  which is the swiss word for 'raiders score twice late to win'

Wednesday 11/2
Category:  WORLD CITIES
Clue: A member of the Hanseatic League, this city with a 4-letter name was once known as the "Paris of the Baltic"

Answer:  Where is Riga? (Latvia)


Thursday 11/3
Category:  COUNTRIES' HIGHEST PEAKS
Clue:  These 2 nations, one an island, have highest peaks with the same name; the also share a common European culture

Answer:  Where are Greece and Cyprus?


Friday 11/4
Category:  NOTABLE GROUPS
Clue:  Harpo Marx was among this group when it met in NYC's Rose Room for its final time, in 1943, & found there was nothing left to say

Answer:  What was the Algonquin Round Table ?

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