Watching the slow-motion train wreck of an economic system collapse unfold

Watching the slow-motion train wreck of an economic system collapse unfold
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December Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

Thursday 12/1
Category: HIT SONGS
Clue:  Inspired by a Meher Baba saying, this 1980s Grammy winner was the first a cappella recording to top the Billboard 100

Answer:  What is Don't Worry, Be Happy ?

Friday 12/2
Category:  WORD ORIGINS
Clue: This word for a friend comes from the Latin for "with whom you would eat bread"

Answer:  What is "companion" ?


Monday 12/5
Category:  PLAYWRIGHTS
Clue:  For a 1953 play, he spent time in Salem doing research at the courthouse and at the witch house

Answer:  Who was Arthur Miller  ?


Tuesday 12/6
U.S. STRUCTURES
Clue:  On Dec. 6, 1884 this was capped with a 100oz., 9-inch-high pyramid shaped block of aluminum, a metal that was rare at the time

Answer:  What is the Washington Monument?

Wednesday 12/7
Category:  SPORTING EVENTS
Clue: The cup presented since 1887 to the man who wins this is inscribed "Single Handed Champion of the World"

Answer:  What is Wimbledon ?

Thursday 12/8
Category:  DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNERS
Clue:  The only Roman Catholic signer represented this state
Answer:  Where is Maryland  ?

Friday 12/9
Category:  "FIRST" PHRASES
Clue:  The earliest known use of this term was in an Indianapolis Star opinion piece of September 20, 1914

Answer:  What is the "First World War" ?

Monday 12/12
Category:BILLBOARD TOP 40
Clue: Prviously done by the Trapp Family, this song wbout an instrumentalist was a Top 40 hit every December from 1958 to 1962
Answer:  What is The Little Drummer Boy ?

Tuesday 12/13
Category:  20th CENTURY LITERATURE
Clue:A 50th anniversary edition of this fictionalized biography featured the painting seen here on its cover











Answer:  What is Lust for Life  ?  i saw the movie, didn't even know it was a book.


Wednesday 12/14
Category:  POPULAR BABY NAMES
Clue:  Character names in a book & movie series, the top names for 2009 & 2010 were Isabella for girls & this biblical one for boys

Answer:  What is Jacob ?

Thursday 12/15
Category:  AMERICAN AUTHORS
Clue: He was born in NYC on April 3, 1783, toward the end of the Revolutionary War, & named for one of the war's heroes

Answer:  Who was Washington Irving?  not nathaniel hawthorne.

Friday 12/16
Category:  WORD HISTORY
Clue:  A Roman legal term for a debtor sentenced to servitude is the origin of this term for a slave to a vice

Answer:  What is an "addict"  ?

Monday 12/19
Category:  FAMOUS BUILDINGS
Clue: Recent evidence suggests that, despite its name, this 1599 building was a 20-sided icosagon

Answer:  What is the Globe Theater?

Tuesday 12/20
Category:  POETS
Clue:  While north of his homeland, he was inspired to write perhaps his greatest work, "Alturas de Macchu Picchu"

Answer:  Who is Pablo Neruda ?

Wednesday 12/21
Category:   The NFL
Clue: This team that joined the NFL in the mid-1970s is the only one whose name starts with the same 3 letters as its city's name

Answer:  What are the Seattle Seahawks  ?


Thursday 12/22
Category:  ISLANDS
Clue: 1 of the 2 islands exceeding 100 million; each one is part of an asian country

Answer:  What are Honshu (Japan) or Java (Indonesia)  ?


Friday 12/23
Category:  POLITICAL WORDS
Clue:  16th century British farmers notching their livestock for identification led to this term for an item set aside for a specific purpose

Answer:  What is an 'earmark'  ?


Monday 12/26
Category:  JOLLY OLD ENGLAND
Clue:  Queen Anne liked the Marquess of Normanby, gave him permission to build a huge home in London and made him Duke of this

Answer:  What is the Duke of Buckingham?

Tuesday 12/27
Category:  PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS
Clue:  His second inauguration marked the first time that women officially participated in the inaugural parade

Answer:  Who is Woodrow Wilson?
 dumbass clue.  what the hell does 'officially participated' mean?  what if clara barton marched in march 1865? why not just say the first inauguration after female suffrage was embraced by the sitting president?  dumbass. but i got it anyway.

Wednesday 12/28
Category:  BUSINESS HISTORY
Clue: Crosby, Sinatra & Hope starred in the October 13, 1957 CBS-TV special that launched this short-lived product

Answer:  What is the Edsel Automobile  ?


Thursday 12/29
Category:  CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WRITERS
Clue: Concluding a 4-book series, his 2004 novel "Folly and Glory" features Kit Carson, William Clark & Jim Bowie

Answer:  Who is Larry McMurtry ?

Friday 12/30
Category:  ROCK ICONS
Clue:  While he's had 12 top 10 hits on billboard, including 7 from a 1984 album, he;s never had a no. 1 single

Answer:  Who is Bruce Springsteen ?