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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April 2012 Final Jeopardy! Challenge  

Posted by howard in nyc

Monday 4/23
Category: AMERICAN HISTORY
Clue:  This state is known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution" for all the battles there, including a pivotal one in December 1776

Answer:  Where is New Jersey?




Tuesday 4/24
Category:  WOMEN'S FIRSTS
Clue:  In 1977 Juanita Kreps, the first woman on the board of the NYSE, became the first woman to head this cabinet dept.

Answer:  What is Commerce ?


Wednesday 4/25
Category:  WEBSITES
Clue:  It launched its first offer on October 22, 2008:  a two-for-one pizza deal in Chicago

Answer:  What is Groupon.com  ?


Thursday 4/26
Category: International Road Vehicle Stickers
Clue:  It's the constitutional kingdom of more than 6 million whose road vehicle sticker is seen here:




Answer:  Where is Jordan ? (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)





Friday 4/27
Category:  CONSTELLATIONS AND MYTH
Clue:  In Greek myth he became the prey when he was killed by Scorpius; now they're both in the sky

Answer:  Who was Orion ?





Monday 4/16
Category:  2011 MEMOIRS
Clue:  He titled his 2011 memoir: "Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain"

Answer:  Who is Hal Holbrook  ?


Tuesday 4/17
Category:  MUSEUMS
Clue:  For 2010 & 2011, it's gotten more visitors than any other single museum in the U.S.

Answer:  What is the National Air and Space Museum ?


Wednesday 4/18
Category: 1920s NOVELS
Clue:  This title guy says, "Do you believe in my innocence, in the fiendishness of my accusers? Reassure me with a Hallelujah!"

Answer:  What is Elmer Gantry  ?


Thursday 4/19
Category:  WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN…
Clue:  The Jets beat the heavily favored Colts in Super Bowl III?

Answer:  Who was Lyndon Baines Johnson ? (January 12, 1969; Nixon was inaugurated on Jan 20th)


Friday 4/20
Category: WORLD CURRENCIES
Clue: 1 of the 4 small U.N. nations that use the Euro as their official currency even though they are not in the European Union


Answer:  Where are Monaco, San Marino, Andorra and Montenegro?  this is some bullshit, because vatican city is a small nation that uses the euro; and there are several other nations that use the euro unofficially, including monetenegro; and montenegro is certainly not "small" like the other three.  

shenanigans on this one.




Monday 4/9
Category:  THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Clue:  His widow, Maria Elena & actor Gary Busey were on hand when his star was dedicated outside Capitol Records in 2011

Answer:  Who was Buddy Holly  ?






Tuesday 4/10
Category:  AWARDS & PRIZES
Clue:  Designed by Norwegian Gustav Vigeland, it depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders

Answer:  What is the Nobel Peace Prize  ?


Wednesday 4/11
Category:  ART STYLES
Clue:  Printmaker Richard Hamilton is credited with coining the name of this style, calling it "designed for a mass audience"

Answer:  What is 'Pop Art' ?


Thursday 4/12
Category:  SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS
Clue:  The only 2 plays whose titles repeat a word, excluding articles & prepositions, are "Measure For Measure" & this

Answer:  What is "Alls Well that Ends Well"  ?


Friday 4/13
Category:  WORD ORIGINS
Clue:  An exploited part of a law, originally it meant an opening in a castle wall used to look at or shoot at an enemy

Answer:  What is a loophole  ?




Monday 4/2
Category: TRANSLATED MOVIE TITLES
Clue:  This Robert DeNiro film is know in Italian as "Il Cacciatore"

Answer:  What is The Deer Hunter?  this is this, this is not something else




Tuesday 4/3
Category:  SYMBOLIC SCULPTURE
Clue:  In 2005 a sculpture of an african elephant was installed outside this country's embassy in Washington DC

Answer:  Where is The Ivory Coast?



Wednesday 4/4
Category:  CLASSIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Clue:  A. cavaticus, the scientific name of the barn spider, inspired the middle initial & last name of a character in this book

Answer:   What is Charlotte's Web ?


Thursday 4/5
Category:  POLITICAL TERMS
Clue:  The OED traces these 2 parallel terms to an October 30, 2000 "Today" Show discussion of an electoral map

Answer:  What are 'red state' and 'blue state' ?


Friday 4/6
Category:  WORLD LEADERS
Clue:  Names of the pair seen here, who've been spending a lot of time together



Answer:  Who are Nicholas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel ?  their brajelina name is acceptable--merkozy











Monday 4/30
Category: 

Clue:

Answer:  Wh  ?