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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 ?
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!)
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 ?
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) ?
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 ?
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?
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)
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
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.
Clue: His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
Answer: Who is Steven King ?
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' ?
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?
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 ?
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.
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?
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 ?
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.)
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?
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'