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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May 2012 Final Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

only ten clues, since the teen tournament and some dopey celebrity week took up most of the month.


Monday 5/28
Category:  AMERICAN INNOVATORS
Clue:  This Grammy winner who died in 2009 at age 94 was an inductee into both the Rock & Roll & National Inventors Halls of Fame

Answer:  Who was Les Paul ?






Tuesday 5/29
Category: CLASSIC MYSTERY NOVELS
Clue:  A letter in this mystery says, "we are going…to Luxor and Assuan by steamer, and perhaps on to Khartoum

Answer:  What is Death on the Nile


Wednesday 5/30
Category: PRESIDENTIAL RESTING PLACES
Clue:  Only three sites have the remains of 2 presidents; 1 at Quincy, Massachusetts, 1 at Arlington,& 1 in this state capital

Answer:  Where is Richmond, Virginia  ?

and the extra credit answer?  Grant, and his wife.


Thursday 5/31
Category: AIRLINE HISTORY
Clue:  Clipper Goodwill, a Boeing 727, took this airline's last passengers from Barbados to Miami December 4, 1991

Answer:  What is Pan American Airlines  ?




Monday 5/21
Category:  DRAMA
Clue: This play that came to Broadway in 2005 is set in the autumn of 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx

Answer:  What is Doubt ?






Tuesday 5/22
Category:  1957
Clue: On Sept. 5, Dwight Eisenhower told this state's Gov. that "the federal Constitution will be upheld by me by every legal means"

Answer:  Where is Arkansas ?  bonus if you can name Govenor Orval Faubus


Wednesday 5/23
Category: ANIMALS
Clue: A 2005 study reported that this animal named for an island has, pound-for-pound, the most powerful bite of any mammal

Answer:  What is the Tasmanian Devil  ?


Thursday 5/24
Category:  BIOGRAPHIES
Clue: "The Man Who Invented the 20th Century"  is a biography of this scientist who was born in the Balkans

Answer:  Who was Nicola Tesla? 


Friday 5/25
Category:  MILITARY MATTERS
Clue: In 1934 the lease for this place was increased to $4085 per year; since 1959 the checks haven't been cashed

Answer:  Where is Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?


 

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