"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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February 2012 Final Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday2/27
Category:  U.S. MEMORIALS
Clue:  "No day shall erase you from the memory of time" from Virgil's "Aeneid" is inscribed on a wall at this memorial

Answer:  What is the 9-11 memorial in New York?  bullshit question.


Tuesday 2/28
Category: THE 1960s
Clue:  On nominating this man in 1967, LBJ said "(I)t is the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man & the right place"

Answer:  Who was Thurgood Marshall ? first African-American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court


Wednesday 2/29
Category: THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
Clue:  The Catholic & Eastern Churches separated in 1054, when the Pope & Pariarch did this to each other; it was undone in 1965

Answer:  What is excommunicated ?




Monday2/20
Category:  FRENCH PAINTERS
Clue:  This French painter wrote, "I am good for nothing except painting and gardening"

Answer:  Who was Claude Monet ?


Tuesday 2/21
Category: ASIAN BORDERS
Clue: In 1893 the British established the Durand line, now the boundary, much in the news since 2001, between these two countries

Answer:  Where are Pakistan and Afghanistan?


Wednesday 2/22
Category: THE NEW TESTAMENT
Clue:  In Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles, Matthias is chosen to replace him

Answer:  Who is Judas Iscariot ?


Thursday 2/23
Category:  SINGERS
Clue:  On the eve of Earth Day, 2011, he became the first performer inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Answer:  Who was John Denver ?  what a dumb-ass clue.


Friday 2/24
Category: LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES
Clue:  Quoting a famous line of his, a 2011 biography of this man was titled "And So It Goes"

Answer:  Who was Kurt Vonnegut Jr ?








Monday2/13
Category:  ANNIVERSARIES
Clue:  In 2011 Elizabeth II marked the 400th anniversary of this, assembled by 47 translators in Oxford, London & Cambridge

Answer:  What was the King James Bible ?


Tuesday 2/14
Category: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
Clue:  The 14 countries that border China run alphabetically from this to Vietnam

Answer:  Where is Afghanistan ?


Wednesday 2/15
Category: U.S. STATES
Clue:  This third-smallest state in area is home to the USA's third-oldest college

Answer:  What is Connecticut ?



Thursday 2/16
Category: PEOPLE IN HISTORY
Clue:  The name of this assassin is Latin for heavy, dull, insensitive, oafish

Answer:  Et Tu Brute ?


Friday 2/17
Category: LITERARY CHARACTERS
Clue:  The only title character in her creator's 6 major novels, she was portrayed in a 1996 film & a 2009 miniseries

Answer:  Who is Emma (Woodhouse) ?  first name is sufficient, according to alex






Monday2/6
Category:  COLONIAL HISTORY
Clue:  A 1763 letter said that these 2 men were equipped with "instruments…to look at the posts in the line for ten or twelve miles"

Answer:  Who were Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon ?


Tuesday 2/7
Category: MEDICAL DISCOVERIES
Clue:  Nicolas Paulescu isolated a substance he called 'pancrein', now known as this

Answer:  What is insulin ?


Wednesday 2/8
Category:  COMIC BOOKS
Clue:  An inspiration for this character introduced in 1929 was 15-year-old Palle Huld's 44-day voyage around the world

Answer:  Who is Tintin ?  What is 'the fuck is that'?


Thursday 2/9
Category: CHARACTERS IN POETRY
Clue:  The name of this title heroine of an 1847 poem is from the Greek for "good news

Answer:  Who is Evangeline?  that's almost Anabel Lee, right? half-credit?


Friday 2/10
Category: ANCIENT QUOTATIONS
Clue:  When Byzantine Emperor Justinian completed Hagia Sophia, he declared, this king, "I have surpassed thee"

Answer:  Who was Solomon ?






Wednesday 2/1
Category: WORD ORIGINS
Clue:  From the Arabic for "storehouse", in 1731 it was first used to refer to a monthly storehouse of information

Answer:  What is 'magazine' ?


 Thursday2/2
Category: 19th CENTURY AUTHORS
Clue:  One of this author's greatest successes came after remarking, "i want to write about a fellow who was two fellows"

Answer:  Who was Robert Louis Stevenson ?


Friday 2/3
Category: NATIONAL PARKS
Clue:  A biosphere reserve,, this southern national park is the largest in the lower 48 completely within one state

Answer:  What is Everglades National Park ?

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