Posted by howard in nyc
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?
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?
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 ?
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 ?
Answer: Wh ?
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.)
Category: NAME'S THE SAME
Clue: Name shared by a popular world sport & a member of the Gryllidae family
Answer: What is cricket?
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?
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.
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.