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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March 2012 Final Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday 3/26
Category: ISLANDS
Clue:  At 22 square miles, it's the world's smallest island with a population exceeding 1 million, a figure it reached by 1880

Answer:  Where is Manhattan, New York, NY?


Tuesday 3/27
Category: 20th CENTURY NOVELS
Clue:  "Books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers" is a line from this novel

Answer:  What is Fahrenheit 451?


Wednesday 3/28
Category: LATIN PHRASES
Clue:  Though often associates with Machiavelli, this phrase "exitus acta probat" first appears in a work by Ovid

Answer:  What is 'the ends justify the means'?


Thursday 3/29
Category: SPACE EXPLORATION
Clue:  On March 17, 2011, a probe called Messenger became the first spacecraft to orbit this planet

Answer:  Where is Mercury?


Friday 3/30
Category:  U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS
Clue:  More VPs have been from this state than any other, including 2 20th Century VPs who were its governor

Answer:  Where is New York?  (theodore roosevelt and nelson rockefeller.  they didn't say elected VP)







Monday 3/19
Category: MOVIE DIRECTORS
Clue:  On visiting RKO in 1939, he described the studio as the biggest electric train set any boy ever had

Answer:  Who was Orson Welles?


Tuesday 3/20
Category: HISTORICAL FACTS & FIGURES
Clue:  This site was active from 1892 to 1954; it's busiest day was April 17, 1907 when 11,717 were processed

Answer:  Where is Ellis Island?


Wednesday 3/21
Category: FAMOUS NAMES
Clue: At his death in January 2010, he was called "the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous"

Answer:  Who was Jerome David Salinger? (The Catcher in the Rye)


Thursday 3/22
Category: STATE NICKNAMES
Clue:  Its nickname is said to come from a line in an 1899 speech that followed "frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me"

Answer:  Where is Missouri?  (The 'Show Me' State)



Friday 3/23
Category: TOYS & GAMES
Clue:  In 1953 the maker of this board game was flooded with letters with ideas for timing devices, turntables & bags to hold game pieces

Answer:  What is Scrabble?







Monday 3/12
Category: PEOPLE OF EUROPE
Clue:  These people who ruled large parts of Spain before Celtic and Roman dominance left their name on the land

Answer:  Who are the Iberians?


Tuesday 3/13
Category: FICTIONAL WOMEN
Clue:  After dying, she's described as having "too much of water", & her brother says, "therefore, I forbid my tears"

Answer:  Who is Ophelia?


Wednesday 3/14
Category: 20th CENTURY NAMES
Clue:  Chapters in his autobiography include "Outcaste", "First Day in Pretoria" & "Fasting as Pennance"

Answer:  Who was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi?


Thursday 3/15
Category: LITERATURE
Clue:  This 1928 novel was partly based on the author's wife Frieda & her affair with Angelo Ravagli

Answer:  What is Lady Chatterly's Lover?


Friday 3/16
Category: '70s BLOCKBUSTERS
Clue:  A direction in this film:  "Start with the tone…up a full tone.  Down a major third. Now drop an octave.  Up a perfect fifth."

Answer:  What is Close Encounters of the Third Kind?








Thursday 3/1
Category:  SCIENTISTS
Clue:In 1711 Newton led the Royal Society in London & his greatest rival led the Academy of Sciences in this capital city

Answer:  Where is Berlin ? (his name was Gottfried Leibnitz.  you mean you don't watch The Big Bang Theory?)


Friday 3/2
Category: BOOK VILLANS
Clue:  The first time we meet this man in a 1981 novel, he's in his cell holding "Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine"

Answer:  Who is Dr. Hannibal Lecter?


Monday 3/5
Category: CIVILIZATIONS
Clue:  Starting in the 300s B.C., Hellenistic civilization was spread from this land, where a new country was declared in 1991

Answer:  Where is Macedonia?


Tuesday 3/6
Category: AMERICAN WRITERS
Clue:  A fellow author called him "a very unique cat…a French Canadian Hinayana Buddhist beat Catholic savant"

Answer:  Who was Jack Kerouac?


Wednesday 3/7
Category: CURRENT AMERICAN COMPANIES
Clue:  The name of a Kansas City-based consumer product company, it's also a term goldsmiths use to denote quality

Answer:  What is Hallmark?


Thursday 3/8
Category: TONY-WINNING MUSICALS
Clue:  These 2 back-to-back Tony winners for Best Musical (1987 & 1988) were both set in Paris

Answer:  What are Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera?


Friday 3/9
Category:  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Clue:  An entertainer born in 1888 whose original first name was Adolph was one of the best-known players of this instrument

Answer:  Who was Harpo Marx?