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

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June 2012 Final Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

2012_06_01
19:17


Monday 6/25
Category:  PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS
Clue:  Though shot in the chest, Teddy Roosevelt gave a 1912 speech saying, "It takes more than that to kill" one of these animals

Answer:  What is a Bull Moose ? 



Tuesday 6/26
Category: HISTORIC U.S. CITIES
Clue:  A 1905 treaty named for this U.S. city ended a foreign war 7000 miles away & was actually signed at Kittery, Maine

Answer:  What is the Treaty of Portsmouth ?    (ending the Russo-Japanese War--it's Teddy Roosevelt week!)


Wednesday 6/27
Category: EARLY FILMS OF OSCAR WINNERS
Clue:  The 1995, 2003 & 2006 winners for best actor al appeared in this 1982 teen comedy

Answer:  What is Fast Times at Ridgemont High ?


Thursday  6/28
Category: NOVEL TITLES
Clue:  The title of this scandalous novel set in 1930s Paris symbolizes "the disease of civilization"

Answer:  What is Tropic of Cancer (by Henry Miller) ?




Friday 6/29
Category:  NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
Clue:  Among the many books he wrote were "The World Crisis", "The Second World War" & "Painting As A Pastime"

Answer:  Who was Winston Churchill ? 











Monday 6/18
Category:  FICTIONAL PAIRS
Clue:  These 2 men first meet after one of them tells a friend, Stamford, of needing new lodgings in London

Answer:  Who are Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson? 


Tuesday 6/19
Category: FABRICS
Clue:  The name of this fabric includes the initials of the city where it was introduced at a World's Fair site

Answer:  What is nylon ?  (New York World's Fair, 1939)


Wednesday 6/20
Category: 2011 MUSICMAKERS
Clue:  According to Billboard, the top 2 music artists of 2011 were these single-named singers, neiher born in the U.S.

Answer:  Who are Adele and Rianna ?


Thursday  6/21
Category: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Clue:  Listed in 1983, this complex finished c.1650 features inlaid semiprecious stones & Arabic calligraphy

Answer:  What is the Taj Mahal ?


Friday 6/22
Category: 20th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
Clue:  The first major use of simultaneous translation, before adoption by the U.N., was in this European city in 1945 & 1946

Answer:  Where is Nuremburg ?










Monday 6/11
Category: EVENTS IN THE BIBLE
Clue:  Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "an upper room"

Answer:  What is the Last Supper ? 

but alex said they made a mistake.  because they had.  the event was a meeting to decide who would replace judas. they picked mattias.  but i had to look that up. 





Tuesday 6/12
Category:  AUTHORS
Clue:  His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"

Answer:  Who is Steven King ?


Wednesday 6/13
Category: POLITICAL TERMS
Clue:  19th Century reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high

Answer:  What are 'also-rans' ?



Thursday  6/14
Category: U.S. TOP SELLING ALBUMS
Clue:  Tho bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at the age of 8 in Ontario

Answer:  Who is Shania Twain?


Friday 6/15
Category:  ISLANDS
Clue:  This nation, independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with french as one of its official languages

Answer:  Where is Madagascar ?





Friday 6/1
Category: WORD ORIGINS
Clue:  From the French for "to set in the woods", this word refers to a type of attack

Answer:  What is an 'ambush' ? 

funny coincidence that the final spelling bee word yesterday was 'guetapens', another french word with the same meaning.


Monday 6/4
Category: AFRICA
Clue: Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one.

Answer:  Where is South Africa? 


Tuesday 6/5
Category: WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT
Clue:  1 of the first 2 women in Hollywood to own a studio (according to the offical bio of no. 3, Oprah)

Answer:  Who is Mary Pickford/or Lucille Ball ?




Wednesday 6/6
Category: THE PRESIDENCY
Clue:  Between Jan. 1, 1841 & Dec. 31, 1850 the U.S. had this many presidents, the most in a 10-year period

Answer:  What is six ?  (Martin van Buren; William Harrison, elected in late 1840, inaugurated in 41, died in office a month later; John Tyler, assumed office; James K. Polk, elected 1844, promised to serve only one term and kept promise; Zachary Taylor, elected 1848, died in office in 'July 50; Millard Filmore.)


Thursday  6/7
Category: THE ARTS
Clue:  Formed in 1909, it performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, New York & Monte Carlo, but never in Moscow

Answer:  What is the Ballets Russes?


Friday 6/8
Category: CLICHES
Clue:  In an 1873 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this

Answer:  What is a cliff ?   you know, 'cliff-hanger'

















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