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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July 2012 Final Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc


2012_07_02
19:15


Monday 7/23
Category:   POLITICAL LITERATURE
Clue:   The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is "it is far safer to be feared than loved"

Answer:  What is The Prince? by Nicolo Machiavelli.  no, Tupac is a wrong answer.


Tuesday 7/24
Category:  '80s SITCOM CHARACTERS
Clue:   Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable

Answer:  Who is Alex P. Keaton ? 


Wednesday 7/25
Category:   NEW OLYMPIC SPORTS
Clue:  This sport introduced in summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide

Answer:  What is trampoline ? 


Thursday 7/26
Category:  OPERA
Clue:   The swan boats in Boston's Public Garden were inspired by this opera in which a swan pulls a boat on the Scheldt river

Answer:  What is Lohengrin


Friday 7/27
Category:   ANTARCTICA
Clue:  This country that explored the antarctic interior is the most northerly nation to claim territory on the continent

Answer:  Where is Norway ?




Monday 7/16
Category:  INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS
Clue:  David Phillips, whose exposé reporting inspired this word made popular by Teddy Roosevelt, was later shot dead

Answer:  What is muckraking ? 


Tuesday 7/17
Category:   FIRST NAMES
Clue:  A wife of King David & 2 of our early first ladies shared this name derived from Hebrew for "my father's joy"

Answer:  What is Abigail ? 




Wednesday 7/18
Category:   BRITISH HISTORY
Clue:  This 17th Century King was the last British monarch to enter the House of Commons

Answer:  Who was Charles I ? 


Thursday 7/19
Category:  ANTHROPOLOGY
Clue:    The most famous resident of the National Museum of Ethiopia is the very old young lady named this

Answer:  Who is Lucy ? 

this did not come up on the show, but i think Australopithicus deserves credit as a correct answer.  (it was not my answer, but in case someone else answers this way.)  but i don't know shit about anthropology.   

oh.  rules.










Friday 7/20
Category:   RECENT FILMS
Clue:  One of its first lines is "I won't talk! I won't say a word"


Answer:  What is The Artist ?





















Monday 7/9
Category:  NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING SCIENTISTS
Clue:  1910 winner Albrecht Kossel studied a new material in the control center of cells; today we know it as this

Answer:  What is deoxyribonucleic acid, aka DNA ? 


Tuesday 7/10
Category:  ENTREPRENEURS
Clue:  In 1989 he said, "you can't just ask customers what they want… by the time you get it built, they'll want something new

Answer:  Who was Steve Jobs ?


Wednesday 7/11
Category:  INAUGURAL ADDRESSES
Clue:  He said, "(i)t is 72 years since the first inauguration of a president under our national constitution"

Answer:  Who was Abraham Lincoln ?


Thursday 7/12
Category:  UNITED NATIONS
Clue:  Of the six official languages used at the U.N., this one is the last alphabetically

Answer:  What is Spanish ? 


Friday 7/13
Category:   BRITISH HISTORY
Clue:  This appointed position first held by John Dryden echoes a "Versificator Regis" of Richard I in the 12th Century

Answer:  What is Poet Laureate ?












Monday 7/2
Category:  FAMOUS RELATIVES
Clue:  In 2011 his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85

Answer:  Who was Josef Vesarionus Shugashvilli, aka Josef Stalin ? 


Tuesday 7/3
Category: 1950s MOVIES
Clue: "The Man on Lincoln's Nose" was a working title for this 1959 film

Answer:  What is North by Northwest ? 


Wednesday 7/4
Category:  NUCLEAR NATIONS
Clue:  On May 18th, 1974 this country tested its first nuclear device, nicknamed "Smiling Buddha"

Answer:  Where is India ? 
china joined the club earlier, in 1964


Thursday 7/5
Category:  FACTS & FIGURES
Clue:  With only 58% of residents, this U.S. state has the lowest percentage of licensed drivers

Answer:  Where is New York ? 


Friday 7/6
Category:  OPERA CHARACTERS
Clue:  In a play subtitle she's called "The Chinese Sphinx"; in a later opera, her suitor calls her "Principessa Di Morte"

Answer:  Who is Turandot



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