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TD 310, floridagator, Television
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1. WHO AM I? In a television cast, each member has two names: their own and that of the character they play. Both are important for students of television trivia. Pick one of these and answer it. Remember to specify the letter.

A. Character played by Isobel Sanford who lived in a dee-luxe apartment
B. Character played by Jm J. Bullock on "Too Close for Comfort"
C. Character played by Frank Sutton on "Gomer Pyle USMC"
D. Alias used by Dr. Richard Kimble in the first episode of "The Fugitive"
E. Actress who played Charlene on "Diff'rent Strokes"
F. Name of Mary's boss on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
G. Character played by Joseph Kearns on "Dennis the Menace"
H Played Sophie on "2 Broke Girls"
I. Name paired with Lutz in the title of a short-lived lawyer series
J. Star of "The Blue Knight," 1970s cop show
K. Historical figure portrayed by Lizzy Caplan on a Showtime series
L. Star of "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock"
M. Family "Home Improvement" was centered on
N. Actor who played Dr. Preston Burke on "Grey's Anatomy"

BONUS - What do those answers have in common? (-1 point)

2. WHERE WILL YOU FIND ME? Ever since TV began, series have been set vaguely in NYC or L.A., or in Anytown, USA. Others have been given a setting with a sense of purpose. Pick one of these and identify the city in which these long-running series were set. Remember to specify the letter.

A. The Practice
B. Law & Order
C. thirtysomething
D. The Drew Carey Show
E. Hawthorne (not long running but whatever)
F. Designing Women
G. ER
H. The John Larroquette Show
I. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
J. Malcolm and Eddie
K. Walker, Texas Ranger
L. Suddenly Susan

BONUS: What do those cities (and only those cities) have in common? (-3 points)

3. THAT WHICH WE CALL A ROSE. Many short-lived series have been retooled and needed to change their names, or change their casts, or change their formats, or most often, just go away altogether. Surprisingly, many long-running and successful series have also needed to change their names, perhaps only for syndication. Pick one of these and answer it. Remember to specify the letter.

A. What late 80s/early 90s NBC sitcom had its name changed three times due to a contract dispute with the original star? (any of the four names is OK)
B. What syndicated program ran for over 20 years and was also syndicated under the names "Western Star Theater," "Trails West," "Frontier Adventure," "The Pioneers," & "Call of the West."
C. What 1950s radio and TV classic was revived in the 1960s and had the current year appended to its name to prevent its confusion with the black and white reruns?
D. What 1970s drama starring Lance Kerwin got a new title beginning with the episode in which Lance's character had sex for the first time?
E. What western that ran for fourteen seasons was syndicated under the title "Ponderosa"?
F. What was the original two-word title of SNL?
G. What groundbreaking sitcom was originally called "These Friends of Mine"?
H. What eponymous variety show was called "Toast of the Town" for over a decade?
I. What was the original title of the short-lived "Kate Loves a Mystery," referencing its origin from a long-running detective series?
J. At the start of its 10th season, the number one series of the early 1970s was given a new name, and one of its co-stars was mercilessly killed off. Give either name for the series.
K. What series was syndicated under the title, "Robert Young, Family Doctor"?
L. What classic CBS daytime game show got a new name every January 2nd?
M. Give any of the names for the anthology series that premiered in 1955 as "Disneyland."


4. SOMETHING GETS LOST IN TRANSLATION. As the undisputed leader in exporting entertainment for the entire planet, the U.S. is gratified to see much of its television output airing all over the world. Television series have to be dubbed and/or subtitled and usually renamed. These questions mostly ask not about the foreign title specifically, but the English backtranslation of the foreign translation; they don't always work back to something recognizable. Pick one of these and answer it. Remember to specify the letter.

A. What raunchy and raucous beach-based sitcom is aired in Japan with the title "Macaroni Rascals"?
B. What raunchy and raucous Chicago-based sitcom is aired in Croatia as "Marriage Waters"?
C. What decidedly unraunchy and unraucous 1970s series airs in Hungary as "The Farm Where We Live"?
D. What 1980s sitcom is "Parents in Blue Jeans" in Italy?
E. What long-running mystery series whose star was nominated eleven times for an Emmy but never won is called "Arabesque" in France?
F. What evening soap with a zip code in its title is known in Brazil as "Barred from the Ball"?
G. What cartoonist created the Fox series that airs in France as "Les Simpson"?
H. What vehicle for a teenaged Will Smith is known in Hungary as "I Came to California"?
I. What iconic 1970s sitcom is aired in Germany as "Three Boys and Three Girls"?
J. What classic detective series is "Two Hundred Dollars A Day Plus Expenses" in France?
K. What series featuring chemistry teacher Walter White is titled "Total Suckage" in Hungary?
L. Name any of the American hosts of the classic game show known in Poland as "Familiada"?
M. What 1980s sitcom airs in Brazil as "Dudes and Squares"?
N. What Neal Patrick Harris vehicle is called "That's How It Happened" in Portugal?


5. NEVER WATCHED IT, BUT I CAN'T GET THAT THEME OUT OF MY HEAD. A series can benefit by a catchy theme, especially one becoming a hit record; or by having a theme song that tells the backstory (like "The Beverly Hillbillies" or "Gilligan's Island"). A theme can also be an existing and well-known song that brings about some synergy or telesis or other buzz word. Pick one and answer it. Remember to specify the letter.

A. What former teen idol composed "Johnny's Theme," the opening theme for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"?
B. What film icon of the 1930s and later wrote the words to "Life Is Beautiful," the closing theme for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"?
C. Alan Thicke is best known for starring in the sitcom "Growing Pains," but what earlier sitcom did he co-write the theme for?
D. The Norman Lear black comedy soap opera "All That Glitters" ran for only 65 daily episodes. It might be best remembered for its rejected theme song, written by a famous singer-songwriter and later made famous in a duet by him and an even more famous singer. Name the composer of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers."
E. What film composer wrote the edgy theme for "Mission: Impossible"?
F. What man sang "The Love Boat" theme under the opening titles?
G. What Beatles song served as the theme for "The Wonder Years"?
H. What Beatles song served as the theme for "Providence"?
I. What Beatles song served as the theme for "Life Goes On"?
J. What Billy Joel hit was used as the theme of "Bosom Buddies"?
K. What singer-songwriter from a famous musical family wrote "Thank You for Being a Friend," used as the theme of "The Golden Girls"?
L. The first song to win an Emmy award was written for the 1955 production of Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town," starring Frank Sinatra. This song became even more famous three decades later when it was used for "Married ... with Children." Name the song.
M. Who originated the theme for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"?
N. Who starred in the series that used as its theme "For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays?

6-9. I WANT THAT AWARD! Since the coming of the Emmy Awards, the industry has had a well-accepted yardstick by which to judge outstanding acting. An elite group has enjoyed repeated wins in their category.

6. Name an actor (male) who's won the Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama series more than once. There are twelve such men, eleven famous and one infamous.

7. Name an actor (male) who's won the Emmy Award for lead actor in a comedy series more than once. There are fourteen such men.

8. Name an actress who's won the Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series more than once. There are seventeen such women.

9. Name an actress who's won the Emmy Award for lead actress in a comedy series more than once. There are twelve such women.

BONUS - Name the person who won an Emmy for comedy and then won an Emmy for drama for playing the same character. (-2 points)

10. WHAT DO I RATE? Television ratings are an obsession not only for people in the industry but for viewers too. Low ratings invariably mean your new favorite will be gone before you've learned everyone's names. High ratings often mean your favorite has years left to run. So name a prime-time series that's been number one for the season. Do not include any sports (e.g., Monday Night Football).

TIE-BREAKER: What was the average rating (in percentage) of "I Love Lucy" during its six seasons?

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TD 311, jwatcher16, Name's the Same
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1. The Last Name Shared. Give the LAST name shared by one of the following; be sure to include corresponding letter of your response.
Spoiler: show
A. U. S. President James and Some Like it Hot's Marilyn (use stage name)
B.African-American Patriot spy James and the French Marquis instrumental to the Patriot cause
C. Jazz trumpeter Louis and NASA's Neil
D. English poet William and Broadway pioneer Eubie
E. Garrett, who invented a safety hood and a financier whose two initials were "J. P."
F. A Founding Father whose first name was Roger and the Civil War general who marched to the sea
G. A Founding Father from PA (and DE!) and reclusive poet Emily
H. ONe was fourth Chief Justice of the U. S. and the other made history when he joined the Supreme Court in 1967
I. The first U.S. female to serve ina Presidential Cabinet and a Psycho actor
J. The actor who portrayed "Maxwell Smart" on tv and legendary photographer Ansel


2. The First Name Has It. Give the FIRST name shared by one of the following; be sure to include the corresponding letter of your response:
Spoiler: show
A. legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers and a Starry Night artist
B. One was a movie, Broadway, and tv actress who led an all-Black cast of Hello, Dolly! and the other is the author of the novel, The Good Earth
C. Both of these gentlemen were born under the German Empire; one was a "relativity" genius; the other was a medical doctor, musician, theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
D. one was a tire magnate, the other a politician and gay rights activist who was assassinated
E. one of these gentlemen was called 'the most trusted man in America' ; he shared a first name with an actor who played half an Odd Couple
F. one of these notable was the first human into outer space; theh other an Asian-American woman who was a dedicated civil rights activist
G. although both of these entertainers appeared in films. one is also noted for dance and choreography, the other starred in the movie of a novel by Harper Lee
H. one who shares this first name was a famous U. S. suffragist and co-author of the Equal Rights Amendment; the other was a Ms. (later married) who inspired a trip to 'Wonderland'
I. both American, one of these gentlemen was a playwright, the other a Socialist activist and labor organizer - who once ran for U. S. President from prison
J. one of these ladies was a track and field athlete and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist at Rome in 1960, the other was first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation


3. It Take Two. Give both last names based on one of the following. You must give BOTH last names. Incomplete responses will be marked as incorrect. Be sure to also give the corresponding letter for your response.
Spoiler: show
A. both Italian Leonardos, one a famed artist and genius, the other, a mathematician
B. both African-American Benjamins, one was a Stand by Me singer )stage name OR birth name will be accepted here). the other, an astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, and scientist
C. both American Graces, one was a pioneering computer scientist and U. S. Navy Rear Admiral; the other a U. S. First Lady noted for using sign language
D. how about two American Samuels? one revolutionary Samuel was cousin to a U. S. President while the other gave folks the telegraph
E. here's an easy one: two American ladies of the same era named Harriet - one a novelist of whom Pres. Lincoln may have said "started this great war" while the other was a conductor on the Underground Railroad
F. two American Wyatts: one a Wild West gambler, lawman, gunslinger (and a few other things); the other, a writer and father of a certain Anderson who goes "360"
G. one of these gentlemen both named Francis was caught spying for the U. S.; the other was an English philosopher, statesmen, and early advocate of the scientific method
H. one of these Carolines was American the mother of the author or the "Little House" books; the other English - and she had an affair with Lord Byron
I. And English Jane gave us Pride and Prejudice; an American Jane gave us Hull House, the first settlement house in the U. S.
J. one of these American Margarets was the first woman to serve in both Houses of Congress; the other wrote a little novel about Scarlett O'Hara


4. Name’s the Same but In Another Language. Although these first names aren’t uncommon in English, here they’re either the French or Spanish interpretation of the famous person’s “real” first name. Give ONE of the following " real" first names and be sure to indicate corresponding letter of your choice.
Spoiler: show
A. "Etienne" Douglas (he debated Lincoln)
B. "Andre" Wyeth (one of a famous family of painters)
C. "Guillaume" Clark (co-leader of the 'Corps of Discovery')
D. 'Mad' "Antoine" Wayne (Revolutionary Patriot general)
E. "Raoul" Bunche (Nobel Peace Prize Recipient)
F. "Ramon" Chandler (detective fiction writer)
G. "Pablo" Robeson (who went into exile due to McCarthyism)
H. Sir "Lorenzo" Olivier (famed actor)
I. "Alejandro" Calder (sculptor of famous mobiles)


5. First Name’s the Same – Forward or Backward.
Yes, there are some names which are also palindromes. Here are the clues ; identify the LAST name of ONE of the following individuals. Example with a fictional character: If I gave you “Eve __________; Jessica’s friend who sold real estate on Murder, She Wrote -- the correct response would be – Simpson”. Be sure to include the corresponding letter of your response.

Spoiler: show
A. use stage name here: Ava _________; actress, one film was Showboat
B. Hannah ___________; second wife of founder of PA
C. Asa Phillip ____________; famed African-American civil rights and union activist
D. use stage name: Eve _____________; actress whose credits include Our Miss Brooks and The Mothers-in-Law
E. Anna __________; you may remember her as Patty - stage, film and tv actress who eventually played both ley roles in The Miracle Worker
F. Otto ___________; famed diarist Anne father
G. Anna _______________; yes Anna is the actual first name of this prominent U. S. First Lady
H. Otto _______________; film director whose credits include Anatomy of a Murder


6. The Daphne List. Being a fan of the sitcom Frasier, I remember the episode where Niles and Daphne were considering names for their future son or daughter. At one point Niles chides Daphne for giving a list of Medieval occupations. Here are some folks with names which could be thought of as old terms for occupations. Can you give ONE of the actual first or last names? Be sure to include corresponding letters of your choices!

Spoiler: show
A, Ruby (bargeman) ; she was a noted stage actress once married to Al Jolson (BTW, Ruby is her real middle name)
B. (stone cutter) Adams ; actor best known for a role on TV's Lou Grant
C. Sophie (cleaner of cloth goods) ; singer - "Last of the Red Hot Mamas"
D. Noah (weaver) ; a leader in American English lexicography
E. (arrow maker) Christian; leader of Mutiny on the Bounty
F. P. L. (toll bridge collector) ; creator of "Mary Poppins"


7. Middle Name’s the Same – as a U. S. President. Give ONE person’s middle name from the following clues and be sure to include corresponding letter of your response.

Spoiler: show
A. Samuel ________ Coleridge (yes, the English poet!)
B. Jack ___________ Robinson (Baseball Hall of Famer)
C. Graham ____________ Chapman (Monty Python comedian)
D. Irving __________ Thalberg (pioneering Hollywood movie producer)
E. William ___________ "Jack" Dempsey (Heavyweght Boxin champ)
F. Woody ___________ Guthrie (famed folk singer)
G. Jacob ____________Freund, aka, John Forsythe --- this middle name is also shared by Edmund _________ Anderson, aka Eddie "ERocester" Anderson---- both cool actors!
H. Edward __________ "Duke" Ellington" (Jazz great)
I. Paul ___________ Pollock (you probably know this abstract expressionist artist by this middle name!)
J. Mary ________ Ivins (not Moore!) ) better known as columnist Molly)


8. Name’s the same - as a color.
(or what could also refer to a color) Based on the clues, can you supply the last name for ONE? Be sure to give the corresponding letter of your response (absolutely crucial here!).

Spoiler: show
A. Walter ___________; Civil Rights activist and Ex. Director of NAACP from 1931 - 1955
B. P. Zane _______; author of Western novels
C. Ray _______; played Sheriff Roy Coffee on tv's Bonanza
D. John _________; Abolishionist who led raid on Harper's Ferry, W. VA
E. Hugo _______; U. S. Supreme Court Justice
F. Oliver L. _________; plaintiff in a famous suit leading to school desegregation
G. Barry __________; deep-voiced R & B singer
H. Jack _________; this notorious Jack killed Oswald
I. Theodore H. ___________; wrote The Making of the President series
J. in Italian his name means 'green' - Giuseppe _________; famous composer of opera Aida


9. Name’s the Same All Right.
Can you give the shared name in question from the clues? Give one name and be sure to give corresponding letter of your response.
Spoiler: show
A. a font and a Four Seasons composer
B. the name B. B. King gave to each of his guitars
C. name shared by a t-rex skeleton and fellow ina song Johnny Cash made famous
D. a defunct search engine and last name of fellow who initially led the expedition which first circumnavigated the globe in a single voyage
E. a ragtime composition by Scott Joplin and a series of paintings by Claude Monet (think of an alliterative tree name)
F. mathematician Ms. Robinson probably learned of the fractal equation set sharing her first name
G. a programming language and a slang term for the beverage one might drink to stay awake while doing the programming
H. Ms. Parker who appeared in The Sound of Music , and one of the 3 ships boarded during the Boston Tea Party
I. a revolutionary song/hymn by Billings (and at least two other hymns share this tune name) and the first name of the cartoonist creator of "Dick Tracy"
J. Ms. Lazarus, writer of poem we associate with the Statue of Liberty and the first name of heroine and title of a novel by Ms. Austen


10. Do You Know These Sarahs?
From the clues, give the LAST NAME for TWO of the six:
Spoiler: show
A. Sarah D___________; she and sister "Bessie" were noted memoirists
B. Sarah W_________; last married name of millionaire business woman "Madam C. J. W---"
C Sarah H__________; you may know her as Sally, Pres. Jefferson's enslaved paramour
D. Sara P___________; one of our U. S. First Ladies
E. Sarah V________; famous jazz singer - "The Divine One"
F. Sarah G________; she her sister, and her brother-in-law were all noted Abolisionists


11. Some novelists have the same last name.
For this one, name ONE finished novel by: either one of the three Bronte sisters OR a novel by Laura Ingalls Wilder OR one by Thorton Wilder (19 possible responses)

Extra credit (-2 points) No penalty for wrong answers for this one. Think of two gentlemen: their first and last names are the same, but one was a novelist and the other built a company on a foundation of stitches! You must give both first and last name only!


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TD 312, oduguy22, Fall is Approaching
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1. Fall TV. One of the best things about the Fall season is the slew of TV shows that are set to broadcast. TV show premieres for a new show or a new season causes captures audiences of all that have eagerly awaited them since throughout the summer. This question includes nine scenes pertaining to TV shows that are to play this upcoming fall season. Choose ONE answer by just giving the name of the TV show. If the image is too small, there is a link below the image to direct you to another page that shows a larger image of the question.

BONUS. Name the real surname of the actor of your chosen answer for -3 points.

NOTE: For the picture in the bottom right, just give the name of the man on the left.

http://imgur.com/a/DWyCb

2. Daylight Savings Time. Another part of the fall season is the end of Daylight Savings Time. All clocks go back an hour which means that the short wintry days are approaching once again. Did you know that there are some places in the United States that do not recognize Daylight Savings Time? Name ONE state or territory that DOES NOT recognize Daylight Savings Time. For the sake of argument, it’s not necessary to name a particular area within a state or territory.


3. The World Series. Also known as the “Fall Classic” is a staple in American History every October where the two best baseball teams face off to win the ultimate prize in Major League Baseball. Throughout the MLB’s storied history, there is no pressure filled moment than playing in a Game 7 where one decision can either cost or win you the championship. Many teams, including their die-hard fans have tasted the sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat. For this question we are going to look back at the last 50 years. Since 1965, name ONE team that has WON and LOST a Game 7 in the World Series. This ONLY includes teams that have maintained the same team name and location.


4. Election Day. Every four years in early November, we conduct our constitutional right after spending months of watching debates and hearing candidates talk about how they can make America great again. Did you know that long ago, presidential elections initially were held throughout the month of December? It wasn’t until 1845 when Election Day became the official day of voting. Throughout our country’s election history, most presidents won their respective elections by receiving the electoral and popular vote. There are moments in our history where the presidential candidate lost the popular vote, but still became president. Name ONE of the winning or losing candidates in any of the four elections.


5. Thanksgiving. The signature holiday in Autumn in America is definitely Thanksgiving. To us Americans, we think of Thanksgiving as a day where we give thanks and appreciate our families by celebrating with feasting on tasty food, but families in other countries celebrate in different ways. Name ONE country OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES that celebrates Thanksgiving in some way or another.


6. Horror Films. During the Fall, we see several horror films pop up in theaters with many of them being terrible. Despite this, many of these films make sequels and reboots because it brings in a lot of money. Several horror villains are major pop culture icons in our society and are widely recognized. Name ONE of the top 10 highest grossing horror films of all-time. This list is according to Forbes.com, and is all-time DOMESTIC and NON-ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION gross totals.


7. Lupus. Lupus Awareness Month is now celebrated in May, but not long in the distant past was it celebrated in October like many others. Answer ONE of the following questions pertaining to celebrities from our past and present, that have medically confirmed to have had Lupus or even died from Lupus.

a. Before this Englishman received “kisses” from a rose as a successful pop artist, he was a model and traveled around Asia in a funk band called Push.
b. This “Wise Blood” author studied journalism at a writer’s workshop at the University of Iowa where she met Robert Penn Warren.
c. This actor was everyone’s “Favorite Martian” back in the 1960s.
d. This comedian and TV host must have been “all that” as a kid growing up in San Diego before now helping find “talented” individuals throughout America.
e. This actress turned pop artist played in several roles in television such as “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Wizards of Waverly Place”, and even “Barney and Friends” where she worked with fellow superstar Demi Lovato.
f. This R&B singer had her most successful album in 1996 with a signature song that she actually hated, it must’ve broke her heart.
g. This former baseball player and seven-time All-Star was solid as a “rock” as leadoff hitter for most of his career with the Montreal Expos.
h. This American journalist and his CBS crew wore out six motor homes of the course of 25 years that he used to travel across America with captivating stories about America and its culture and history.


8. National Book Awards. It is no Pulitzer or Nobel, but every year in the middle of November, some of America’s best writers are given these distinguished awards for their excellent work. Established in 1936, some of the best authors in American History have received this award spanning several genres including Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Children’s Literature. In fact, a few have won the award multiple times. Name ONE person that has won the National Book Award for Fiction at least twice.


9. Languages. The fall season is also known by the word, Autumn. For this question, choose ONE of the following words that also mean “autumn” in another language by giving the name of corresponding language.
a. automne
b. autunno
c. otoño
d. sonbahar
e. Őszi
f. herfs
g. taglagas
h. autumnus
i. oсень
j. fhómhair
k. höst


10. United Nations Day. October 24 is an International Day known as United Nations Day to make known to the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations. It is actually a part of United Nations Week, which is held from October 20 - 26. The United Nations consists of many branches of the charter, which includes the International Court of Justice, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, General Assembly, and the Secretariat. We will look at the Secretariat, which serves as the executive branch, setting the agenda and makes the decisions for the UN. The Secretary-General is the executive leader of the United Nations. Name ONE home country represented by any of the eight official Secretaries-General.

BONUS: For bonus points, name the corresponding Secretary-General of the chosen above answer for -5 points. Spell the name as best as you can, I will be lenient in judging.

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TD 314, floridagator, Pi
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1. PI

Pick a number between one and ten... did you say pi? No? Well, I win. Pi is a universal number that has fascinated people since time immemorial, and pi has been radioed to distant planets to let them know we're here too.

  • What astronomer who wrote the novel "Contact" suggested in it that there are secret messages from God contained within the billions and billions of digits of pi?
  • What U.S. "city of roses" has digits of pi engraved in stone at an underground subway station?
  • Since pi cannot be expressed as a fraction, what kind of number is it?
  • What Boston-area college has a cheer that contains the line "three point one four one five nine"?
  • Pi is the ratio of what to a circle's diameter?
  • The House of what midwestern state whose governor is currently nominated for vice president passed a bill in 1897 setting pi at 3.2? (The bill failed in the Senate.)
  • In what European capital is the Palais de la Decouverte (Palace of Discovery), a science museum having the first 707 digits of pi engraved upon its ceiling?
  • Pi has now been calculated to 13 _______ digits.
  • Karl Weierstrass, a person instrumental in the formulation of pi was a member of what discipline?
  • The formula pi-r^2 has often been criticized on the grounds that pie are what?

2. PASTRY PIES

A. What fruit is grown in and named for an archipelago that jokingly has suggested its independence under the name "Conch Republic"?
B. What fall pie was traditionally made with meat but lately is less likely to be so?
C. What all-american pie fruit was a factor in a controversial movie scene starring Jason Biggs?
D. What popular pie fruit is a homophone for the actor who won Oscars for "Some Like It Hot" and "Save the Tiger"?
E. What fruit pie was celebrated in song by Cole Porter?
F. What traditional Thanksgiving pie is made from a nightshade?
G. What popular pie fruit has lent its name to a swath of Caribbean and Central American republics?
H. What chocolate based pie has lent its name to a novel by Sandra Brown, which was made into a TV movie starring Susan Lucci?
I. What so-called pie do New Englanders know is really cake?
J. What pie fruit do Pacific Islanders know better than to stand under the trees of, lest the fruit fall on their heads?


3. MEAT PIES

A. What meat pie is topped with mashed potatoes?
B. What meat pie originating in England is the best known food of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan?
C. What British meat pie has inspired the name of a hat?
D. In which province of Canada did the meat pie called tourtiere have its origin?
E. What are the stuffed meat pies of Latin America called?
F. What country of southern Europe gave the world the kreatopita (and the Olympics)?
G. In which most populous country of Africa are meat pies commonly made with corned beef?
H. The Natchitoches (Nack-a-Tish) meat pie is the official state food of which U.S. southern state?
I. What is the most common meat used to make pot pies?
J. What woolly animal is used to make Scotch pie?


4. America's favorite pie is the pizza pie, imported from Italy and greatly modified to suit the American palate. Variations flourish from New Haven to New Mexico.

A. What cheese, whose name is derived from "to cut," was traditionally made from buffalo milk?
B. The market for what fruit is dominated by the company founded by Sanford Dole?
C. What meat topping is known in the U.S. by a two-word name but in the Great White North by a one-word name?
D. What meat topping is known in the U.S. by a two-word name but in the land of Caesar by a one-word name?
E. What vegetable topping comes in both black and green varieties?
F. What controversial pizza topping is a kind of fish of the family Engraulidae?
G. What most popular American pizza topping has a name derived from the Italian word for bell pepper and was not used to refer to a sausage until the 20th century?
H. What fungus is often used to top pizza?
I. Traditional Neapolitan pizza is made using a sauce of what vegetable grown on the volcanic plains of Mt. Vesuvius?
J. What familiar pizza topping is uncomfortable for some to prepare at home due to its syn-propanethial-S-oxide?

Bonus... pizza wasn't a familiar food in 1952 when a popular song from a movie went, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie..." Many wondered why the moon would look like a piece of pie. What is the title of this song? (-1 point)


5. MATHEMATICAL CONSTANTS AND SCIENTIFIC VARIABLES

Read the questions before using a lifeline. They're easy!

A. The square root of -1, or a personal pronoun, especially for e e cummings.
B. 2.71828 is a constant corresponding to this most common vowel in English.
C. What variable is used to specify the number of records in a dataset?
D. What variable letter is used to represent a line or a liter?
E. What letter is used to specify the number of columns in a dataset, or record a strikeout by a pitcher?
F. According to Harry Nilsson, "the loneliest number that you'll ever do."
G. The Pythagorean constant is based on this, the only even prime number.
H. Professor Frink on "The Simpsons" once claimed pi was exactly what number, in order to silence a group of scientists?
I. If you hate algebra, you probably still know the two letters that are used to represent points on a plane, or the chromosomes that indicate sex. What are these two letters?
J. What number is neither positive nor negative, but strangely enough is even?


6. WORDS THAT START WITH PI (letter not needed)

  • A moving part of a car engine
  • Bigger than a fife, smaller than a flute
  • Filled with candy, one is often smashed at a child's birthday party
  • Sold for a heavy markup by Pfizer and Merck
  • Also known as a flying rat
  • A girl's garment, or a ship in a G&S operetta
  • 1973 Stephen Schwartz musical about a medieval king of the Franks
  • Music cue for most softly
  • Bullfighter who warms up the animal
  • The pitcher does this to the runner who wanders too far from base

7. WORDS CONTAINING -PI- (letter not needed)

  • These replaced thumbtacks on America's bulletin boards
  • These people have been replaced by data entry operators
  • This common pudding ingredient is often mistaken to be rice*
  • Astoria, Oregon was founded as one of these idealist communities; Astoria, New York was not
  • Source of water in the yard
  • A lover of fine food, emulating a Greek philosophy
  • Bill Cosby is one of these*
  • Sits next to the captain on an airliner
  • Mylan came under fire for substantially increasing the price of this
  • Musician who dons a kilt often plays these
*more than one answer may be acceptable


8. PEOPLE BORN ON MARCH 14 (pi day) (letter not needed)

  • What English footballer shares first and last names with a prime minister of Canada?
  • What man had a band of renown?
  • What screenwriter created Dobie Gillis?
  • Who created the American comic strip sensation Dennis the Menace?
  • Who produced the "We Are the World" record, composed the music from "Roots," and made records with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, and many others?
  • What actor who's hosted many an award show sometimes calls himself "Mr. Saturday Night"?
  • What baseball hall of famer was tried for sexual assault after his sudden retirement from the game and before his premature death?
  • Who directed the political thrillers "Air Force One" and "In the Line of Fire"?
  • What contemporary of Bach is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific composer?
  • What actress is most famous for playing the estranged wife of David Palmer in "24" and Captain Gates in "Castle"?

9. MARCH 14 EVENTS (letter not needed)

  • On March 14, 1796, this man patented the cotton gin.
  • What Gilbert & Sullivan operetta set in Japan opened on March 14, 1885?
  • The film version of what Jerome Kern musical opened on March 14, 1936?
  • Who was convicted on March 14, 1964 for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald?
  • In what country did an unsuccessful coup occur on March 14, 2006 in the capital of N'Djamena?
  • In which country did a LOT airliner crash not far from the home airport on March 14, 1980?
  • On March 14, 1900, the U.S. Congress tied the American dollar to what precious metal?
  • On March 14, 1978, Israel invaded what country in Operation Litani?
  • On March 14, 1780, the Spanish defeated British forces at Fort Charlotte in which U.S. state?
  • On March 14, 1647, the Truce of Ulm ended which war?

10. The Gateway to the West, the Fourth City, whatever you call it, St. Louis is the good old Three One Four area code.

  • What newspaper was founded by Joseph Pulitzer?
  • The Gateway Arch is officially named for what acquisitive president?
  • What chemical company, maker of Roundup herbicide, is headquarted in St. Louis?
  • What pharmacy management company founded in St. Louis in 1986 is now the largest corporation headquarted in Missouri?
  • What St. Louis based aircraft manufacturer was taken over by Boeing in 1997?
  • What is the best-selling beer to claim St. Louis as its home?
  • In what professional sport can St. Louis claim to have lost its team to both Phoenix and Los Angeles?
  • What St. Louis team produced the hall of famers Lou Brock, Dizzy Dean, Whitey Herzog, and Stan Musial?
  • The federal courthouse in St. Louis is named for what U.S. senator who was forced to step down as running mate to George McGovern?
  • What cereal and pet food giant headquartered in St. Louis was acquired by Nestle in 2001?

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TD 315, coachgold, General knowledge
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1) Celebrity Chefs

Would you rather be in a fistfight with Gordon Ramsey or Emeril Lagasse? Gordon’s got the temper, but Emeril has that BAM. He also has a line of incredibly popular pasta sauces. And while pasta is probably one of the best foods ever, there’s an even more popular dish with sauce: pizza. Consistently ranked as one of the most popular foods in North America, pizza is known worldwide for its varying flavors thanks to the multitude of toppings you can add to it.

For this question, I’d like you to give me one of the ten most popular pizza toppings. The general consensus on which ten these are is almost 100% consistent across sources, though ranking within the top ten tends to differ, but is unimportant for this question. I’m looking for just one topping, not a combination of toppings that creates a speciality pizza or anything like that. That is to say, just “bananas” not “bananas and strawberries” (neither of which, thankfully, are on the list). Also, I’m not looking for sauces here; think anything that might be considered a topping if you ordered a pizza online from a chain (i.e. something that might cost extra).


2) Dog Lovers

Hailed as “man’s best friend” since the dawn of time and still so, so true.

The American Kennel Club puts out a yearly list of the most popular dog breeds in America, based on AKC registration stats. The list for 2015 came out back in February, and I would like you to name one of the top fourteen breeds of dog on the list. The number one dog breed has been the reigning champ for the last 25 years! Consider dogs that you see often on television as well for hints towards what might be a popular breed. Please be as specific as possible, as there are breeds of dogs that share similar names but are differentiated on the list.


3) Literal Groups and Groups and Groups of People

Countries: some are big, some are small, some have many people and some have barely any at all. And there’s a lot of them, too! With over 7 billion people in the world, it’s a good thing that we all get a little space to stretch out.

But some places are more crowded than others. In fact, every country has a “that place” where people flock to live. For this question, I’d like you to name the most populated city in any country in mainland North America. In the spoiler below will be a list of countries that meet the “mainland” criteria. I’m looking for highest raw number of people, not population density, and this counts urban and metropolitan parts of the city in question. There are ten countries and cities to choose from. PLEASE include the name of the country in your response, such as “Sydney, Australia.”

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List of countries to choose from: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá.



4) Broadway Successes

Okay, so musicals aren’t really people to be grouped, but lyricists count, right? Anyway, everyone knows the best parts of musicals are the songs. That may not actually true for everyone, but some musicals have some truly amazing songs that really stick with you. In the spoiler below is a list of songs that come from eight different musicals; I want you to give me the musical that they come from. Each musical will have two songs listed to help you out. PLEASE provide your letter of choice for this response!

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a) “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” / “Younger Than Springtime”
b) “Popular” / “March of the Witch Hunters”
c) “A Summer In Ohio” / “The Schmuel Song”
d) “I’m the Greatest Star” / “Don’t Rain on My Parade”
e) “Oom-Pah-Pah” / “Food, Glorious Food”
f) “Master of the House” / “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”
g) “Santa Fe” / “That’s Rich”
h) “All I Ask of You” / “Down Once More”



5) Those Who Are… NOT Going to Disney World

Back in 1987, the Walt Disney Company launched the “What’s Next?” campaign, which featured famous athletes yelling “I’m going to Disney World / Disneyland!” after a big championship win. This has been especially prominent amongst Super Bowl Champions. Unfortunately, only one team wins the Super Bowl each year.

For this question, I’d like you to give me the name of any team that LOST the Super Bowl between 2006 and 2016 (Super Bowls 40 - 50). There are nine possible answers, as two teams lost twice during that span.


6) Authors (and a Playwright)

In the spoiler below is a list of ten famous bits of literature and their year of publication or first performance, all of which have a general theme in common. I would like you to give me the author of any of these books or plays. Just the last name is fine (but feel free to have a guess at the first name if you want, there will be no penalty and it’ll be fun). No need to provide your letter with your submission; I’ll be able to sort it out, but it would be helpful if you remember.

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a) (1976) Christopher and His Kind
b) (2006) Fun Home
c) (1928) The Well of Loneliness
d) (1933) The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
e) (1948) The City and the Pillar
f) (1985) Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
g) (1971) The Wild Boys
h) (1928) Orlando: A Biography
i) (1994) Love! Valour! Compassion!
j) (1987) And the Band Played On



BONUS: All of the pieces above have something in common with their genre or characters. Tell me what it is for one point off your score.


7) The World’s Leaders

The United Nations will currently be deliberating over potential candidates for who will be the new Secretary-General, as the current term is over at the end of 2016. To show that you know what’s-what (who’s-who?), name any man who has served as Secretary-General of the United Nations. There are nine possible answers (eight elected and one Acting S-G from the post’s inception).


8) Chemists and Other Scientists

Okay, I’ll be honest: science has never really been a strong suit for me. But throughout school I discovered that I have a gift for rote memorization, so one of the best parts of science for me was learning the periodic table. As of right now, there are 118 elements on the periodic table, but only fourteen of them are represented by just one letter.

For this question, I’d like you to give me any element on the periodic table that is symbolized by just one letter. PLEASE include both the letter used as a symbol AND the element’s full name!


9) Legends of Norse Myth

The Norse mythos is fairly complex but incredibly fascinating in its depictions of gods, creations, and existence. Of the most interesting concepts in the Norse legends are those of Ragnarök and Ragnarøkkr, the cyclical events that foretell of the ending and rebirth of the world. Because of the complex nature of Norse mythology, this question will have many options.

Give me JUST ONE of the following ten options:
1) the name of: the Allfather of the Norse Gods, the Norse God of Thunder, or the Norse patron Goddess of crops, birth, and the Springtime (3)
2) the name of: the sea serpent, giant, or great wolf who kill at least one god during Ragnarok (3)
3) the name of: the Norse homeworld of the gods, the Norse homeworld of humans, the mythical tree that connects the nine Norse homeworlds, or the dragonwyrm that chews at this tree’s roots (4).


10) The Post-Soviets

When the USSR dissolved in 1991, it became fifteen different countries known as the Post-Soviet States. The most obvious one of these is Russia, which was considered the direct successor to the USSR.

For this question, I’d like you to give me one of the fourteen other Post-Soviet States that emerged around the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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TIEBREAKER: According to the World Resources Institute, the coastline of Canada is roughly this length in km. Closer answers will take prevalence in the case of ties. Answers given in a measurement other than km will be begrudgingly converted, ya rascals.

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TD 316, StevenH, Put Me in, Coach, for the MLB Themed TD!
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3824

1. The Yankees have won 27 World Series, which is more than double the number that has been won by any other franchise. The Yankees also have 13 World Series losses, which is the most of any team. Identify 1 of the 8 franchises that has beaten the Yankees in the World Series.


2. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first class in 1936, and opened its doors in 1939. Identify 1 of the 26 individuals who was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame between January 1, 1936, and December 31, 1939.


3. The 1919 Chicago White Sox team has been nicknamed the “Black Sox” because 8 of its members were banned for life from Major League Baseball for throwing the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Identify any player who was on the roster for the 1919 Chicago White Sox.


4. Name 1 of the 15 MLB players who, since January 1, 1894, has had a hit streak of at least 35 games* in regular season play. *Hit streaks that occurred over 2 consecutive regular seasons are fair game for this question.


5. Octavio Dotel is a former pitcher who set the MLB record for having played for the most teams. Identify 1 of the 13 teams that Octavio Dotel played for between 1999 and 2013.


6. Identify a former pitcher who meets all 5 of the following criteria:
a) played in the MLB
b) began his playing career during the 1900 season or later
c) is a current member of the MLB Hall of Fame
d) retired with at least 100 but no more than 299 career wins
e) retired with 99 or fewer career saves



7. Name 1 of the 22 retired MLB players whose careers spanned 4 different “modern era” (1900s or later) decades.


8. There was no way that StevenH would run an MLB themed TD without having a question that pays tribute to ‘90s Braves players. Pick out* any 1 of the 10 former players who is described below who played for the Atlanta Braves at some point in the 1990s and identify him. *You must include the letter with your response, and it must match correctly with your identified player in order for your response to be ruled correct.

a) An outfielder for the Braves from 1991 to 1994, he is the only person who has ever played in both a World Series and a Super Bowl

b) This left-handed pitcher compiled a 50-36 record and a 3.79 ERA during the first 4 seasons of his career--with the Braves--from 1990-1993; his career went downhill after an injury in 1993, although he was the winning pitcher in game 4 of the 1995 NLCS--which sent the Braves to the World Series--and he was also the winning pitcher in game 4 of that year’s World Series; he signed with the Red Sox as a free agent in 1997

c) Known for his lack of speed on the base paths, this first baseman scored the winning run in game 7 of the 1992 NLCS against the Pirates when he beat Barry Bonds’ offline throw from left field to home plate with his infamous slide

d) In regards to the play that is being described in letter c of this question: This third string catcher and first baseman hit the single off of Stan Belinda that drove in both David Justice and the player who is the correct answer to letter c

e) In game 1 of the 1999 World Series, this relief pitcher gave up a two-run single to Paul O’Neill and then walked Jim Leyritz with the bases loaded; a few months later he gave an infamous interview to Sports Illustrated

f) This catcher played on the Braves from 1992 to 2003; his 243 career home runs as a catcher are the 8th most all time for that position

g) This outfielder won three World Series during the 1980s with three different teams—the Phillies, the Cardinals, and the Royals. When his stint with the Royals ended he reportedly bought a pistol with which he planned to murder the team’s then-General Manager, John Schuerholz, but backed out of the plan. He then played for the Braves from 1988 to 1992. In the 1991 World Series he hit a home run in all three of the games that were played in Atlanta. He then made a critical base running error in the 8th inning of game 7 where he should have been able to score on a double by Terry Pendleton but only made it to 3rd base

h) A second baseman for the Braves between 1988 and 1997, he had false teeth and holds the career record for most plate appearances without being hit by a pitch

i) Nicknamed “The Big Cat,” this first baseman played for the Braves in 1998 and 2000, but missed the 1999 season while he was battling cancer

j) Though he had a reputation among Braves fans for sucking, this shortstop who played for the team from 1987 through 1997 made the NL All-Star Teams in 1993 and 1997 and hit 3 home runs in one game in a 1992 regular season game against the Cubs


9. Identify an active or former Major League Baseball pitcher who, as of October 8, 2016, had or currently has 300 or more career saves.


10. Pictured below, in spoiler boxes, are 10 former players who some would argue should be in the MLB Hall of Fame, but have not been elected. Identify* any 1 of the 10 former MLB players who is pictured below. *You do NOT need to specify which picture you are referring to with your answer.

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11. Pick out* any one of the letters below and identify the former MLB player who holds the record or distinction that is being described. *You must include the letter with your response, and it must match correctly with your identified player in order for your response to be ruled correct.

a) He is the only player who has hit two grand slams in the same inning

b) While working as a correspondent, this former player (also a former manager at the time) compared notes with writer Hugh Fullerton on plays by the White Sox in the 1919 World Series that he believed were suspicious

c) On June 10, 1944, he became the youngest person ever to play in a Major League Baseball game (15 years and 316 days)

d) He has the highest career winning percentage for a pitcher who won at least 300 games (.680 on a 300-141 record) and holds the modern era record for most times leading his league in ERA (9)

e) He holds the career record for hitting the most doubles (792)

f) This pitcher holds the career record for most balks (90)

g) He holds the record for most consecutive seasons of winning at least 15 games as a pitcher (17)

h) This former closer holds the record for converting the highest number of consecutive regular season save opportunities (84)

i) He is the only person besides Don Larsen who has thrown a no-hitter in a postseason game

j) He holds the modern era record for hitting the most RBIs in one season (191)


12. Name 1 of the 14 MLB players who accomplished the feat of hitting 4 home runs in one game in the 1900 season or later.
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TD 317, gamawire, Movie Mania
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3838

1. Lights, Camera, Action: Choose a letter below and name the director of the two films listed. Please remember to include your letter choice with your response (15 possible answers).

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A. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001); The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
B. Pearl Harbor (2001); Transformers (2007)
C. The Weight of Water (2000); The Hurt Locker (2008)
D. The Terminator (1984); Avatar (2009)
E. Cleopatra (1934); The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
F. Mystic River (2003); Jersey Boys (2014)
G. To Catch a Thief (1955); Frenzy (1972)
H. A Beautiful Mind (2001); Frost/Nixon (2008)
I. The Frighteners (1996); King Kong (2005)
J. Paths of Glory (1957); Full Metal Jacket (1987)
K. Big (1988); A League of Their Own (1992)
L. Memento (2000); Inception (2010)
M. Thelma & Louise (1991); The Martian (2015)
N. Stalag 17 (1953); The Apartment (1960)
O. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988); The Walk (2015)


2. Best of the Best: Name an actress that has had multiple Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress (22 possible answers).

3. A Disastrous Presidency: For one of the disaster movies listed below, name the actor who played the POTUS (9 possible answers).

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A. 2012
B. Independence Day
C. The Day After Tomorrow
D. Armageddon
E. Pixels
F. Deep Impact
G. Meteor
H. Mars Attacks!


4. Top Movie Quotes: Name one of the top 20 movie quotes according to AFI (The American Film Institute). For help, I have listed the movie’s title and year (20 possible answers).

Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Godfather (1972)
On the Waterfront (1954)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Casablanca (1942) – two quotes (#5 and #20)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Star Wars (1977(
All About Eve (1950)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Love Story (1970)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Citizen Kane (1941)
White Heat (1949)
Network (1976)

5. Tiny Titles: For years 2010-2016 (meaning movies released 2009-2015), name a one-word Academy Award nominee for best picture (18 possible answers). No articles or other words, so The Revenant and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) would not be correct answers. (26 possible answers).

6. From Page to Screen: Name the author of one of these mystery novels that was adapted into a movie. Please remember to include your letter choice with your response (12 possible answers).

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A. Gone Girl
B. The Girl on the Train
C. The Third Man
D. The Lovely Bones
E. Gone, Baby, Gone
F. Blood Work
G. Along Came a Spider
H. One for the Money
I. A Walk Among the Tombstones
J. Murder on the Orient Express
K. Don’t Say a Word
L. The Man Who Knew Too Much


7. More Literary Adaptations: Speaking of novels being turned into movies, and in tribute to the recent Final Jeopardy, name a Stephen King novel that has been made into a theatrically released movie (novels only; no novellas or short stories) (15 possible answers):

8. Let’s Hear It!: There are ten musicals that have won Best Picture Oscars. Name one of them (10 possible answers).

9. Legal Films: I am a librarian at a Texas law school, and during my tenure, I have curated a large collection of law-related films. For this question, give me the title of one of the legal movies for which I have provided a brief plot synopsis. For extra help, I have included the year of the film’s release (15 possible answers).

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A. A small-town attorney in Depression-era Alabama defends a crippled black man falsely accused of rape (1962).
B. A chronicle of the hostile deliberations of a jury in a death penalty case in which a lone juror expresses his doubts about what seems at first to be an open-and-shut prosecution (1957).
C. A brash Brooklyn lawyer (who finally passes the bar exam on his sixth try) represents two California-bound college students arrested for capital murder after a short stop at a convenience store in rural Alabama (1992).
D. A realistic study of an Army lieutenant accused of murdering a bartender who allegedly raped his wife (1959).
E. A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor (1973).
F. An attorney who specializes in whistle blower cases finds himself going up against his estranged daughter in a case involving a defective automobile (1991).
G. The story of three Australian soldiers who fight for the British Empire in the colonial Boer War in South Africa and are tried and convicted of war crimes (1980).
H. Sex comes to the Supreme Court in this dramatization of the famed First Amendment case Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1996).
I. A law school student writes a legal brief speculating that two environmentalist Supreme Court justices were assassinated by a rich oil tycoon who planned to drill on marshland in Louisiana (1993).
J. A washed-up, alcoholic lawyer gets handed a medical-malpractice case and sees it as one last chance to get his career right (1982).
K. In 1924 Chicago, two wealthy law school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case (1959).
L. Charges are brought against four German judges accused of allowing their courts to become accomplices to Nazi atrocities (1961).
M. Sir Thomas More is caught in the political struggle involving Henry VIII’s decision to defy the Roman Catholic Church and divorce his wife to wed Anne Boleyn (1966).
N. Two low-ranking Marines from the Guantanamo Bay naval base are court-martialed for the death of another, allegedly part of an unofficial punishment known as a “code red” (1992).
O. A legal look at the heated issues of office politics, sexual harassment and whether a double standard exists when such allegations are levied by a man or woman (1994).


10. Military Movies: When not working (and sometimes when I am), I spend a lot of time watching, writing about, and presenting on women in the military on film. For this question, name a movie released 2010-present that features at least one woman in the military with a speaking role (27 possible answers at least). Note: not all possible answers are American films. CLARIFICATION: I am looking for women who are actually in the military in these films - not militia, paramilitary, or the like; in all the movies on my list, the woman is in an organized military, even if that military is non-U.S. That said, as with the quotes questions, I tend to be fairly lenient, so if your response is not on my list, I'll check it out and try and give points.

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TD 318, Armandillo, Trivial Trivia
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3846

1. Politics I'm from California and no matter which candidate wins, our next Senator will be a Democratic female. Name ANY other CURRENT SENATOR who is both a Female and a Democrat(or version thereof). 14 ANSWERS Spoiler has the states they're from:

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CA, HI, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, ND, WA, WI


2. Art Name one of the 14 largest art museums in the world. This is deemed by gallery space/square feet. I want the NAME of the MUSEUM, NOT the city name. 14 ANSWERS

3. Literature Name any novel written by Ernest Hemingway. I will be loose with the definition of a novel. 10 ANSWERS

4. T.V. Name any person who has hosted Saturday Night Live SIX or MORE separate times. 10 ANSWERS

5. Movies Name one of the top 10 highest grossing (in the United States) films of 2015. The movie had to come out at some point during 2015, but it could have continued being shown this year. 10 ANSWERS If the film is a sequel, I need the NUMBER of the sequel, but won't require the subtitle. For example: "Dogs 2" is okay, you wouldn't have to put "Dogs 2: More Barking".

6. Sports Most of you dread this category, so I'll keep it simple. Name any of the last TWELVE cities (including this year) to host the Olympics. 12 ANSWERS This includes both Winter AND Summer games.

7. Colors Name any color that is a shade of blue; blue can even be in the name. MANY ANSWERS

8. Animals Name any species of fish. MANY ANSWERS

9. Words According to the Oxford English Dictionary, name one of the top FIFTEEN words used in the English language. 15 ANSWERS

10. People It's almost election time, can you name ANY head of state of a country in Europe or North America? MANY ANSWERS

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TD 319, lindap, Hallowe'en
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3856

1. Candy Name any color in a non-holiday bag of Milk Chocolate M&Ms OR name one of the four actors who have voiced Red or Yellow in the M&M commercials (two current and two past).

2. Caution! May contain allergens Even the Milk Chocolate M&Ms state that they may contain peanuts, due to possible exposure to peanuts during their production. Including peanuts, there are 8 allergens that must be listed on food labels. Name one.

Bonus Name the drug/delivery system marketed by Mylan that has been under increased public scrutiny due to its dramatic price increase.

3. Danger! Rumors about razor blades in Hallowe'en treats has resulted in some communities using xrays to examine children's treat bags. The NATO phonetic alphabet uses the word "xray" to represent the letter x. Name another NATO phonetic alphabet letter/word that would be used to spell the words "HALLOWEEN CANDY".

4. Costumes In my non-PC childhood, dressing up as a hobo was considered perfectly fine and not insulting to homeless people. Hoboes were boxcar riding, hitch-hiking kings of the road.
Name any railroad on the standard Monopoly gameboard OR any of the seven "road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Bonus What was the actual destination in the road picture with the name of a fictional place in its title?

5. Another non-PC costume Dressing as a gypsy was another popular costume choice, though today it's probably better to call bejeweled, head-scarfed, hoop-earringed look a "fortune teller". Since every fortune teller needs a way to foretell your future, name any one of the 22 cards of the major arcana in a tarot deck.

6.Scary book, scary movie Identify the author of one of the following books that were adapted into movies. Include the letter with your answer.
A. The Dead Zone
B. Jaws
C. Ghost Story
D. The Road
E. On the Beach
F. Dracula
G. Children of Men
H. Coma
I. The Andromeda Strain
J. The Silence of the Lambs

Bonus Name the author whose "Falling Angel" was adapted into the movie "Angel Heart"(1987)

7. Scared yet? Sometimes, ordinary objects or situations cause irrational fears or phobias. If I suffered from the following phobias, what would I be scared of? Again, include the letter of the phobia with your answer.
A. Agoraphobia
B. Arachnophobia
C. Acrophobia
D. Xenophobia
E. Claustrophobia
F. Triskadekaphobia
G. Hydrophophobia
H. Ergophobia
I. Nyctophobia
J. Thanatophobia

Bonus The recent sightings of clowns would be especially distressing to someone who suffered from what irrational fear of clowns?

8.CREEP-y CREEP, the Committee to Re-elect the President, did get Richard Nixon re-elected in 1972, but not all Presidential re-election bids have been successful. Name a President who lost a re-election bid

Bonus In what year did two Presidents, one a sitting President, one a former President, both lose a re-election?

9. Witches' Coven
There are 13 witches in a coven and these questions are all somehow related to the number 13. Be sure to include the letter with your answer!
A. 13th US President
B. 13th state to ratify the US Constitution
C. 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
D. Atomic #13 on the periodic table
E. This basketball player who wore #13 for the Philadelphia Warriors once scored 100 points in a single NBA game
F. 13th letter/word in the NATO phonetic alphabet
G. This Miami Dolphin quarterback who wore #13 never won a Super Bowl, despite holding numerous NFL passing records
H. Color of the #13 ball in billiards
I. 13th book of the Old Testament, in the King James Version
J. Thirteen cookies, donuts, or rolls might be called this
K. Any planet in our solar system with 13 or more moons

Bonus This Pittsburgh Pirate pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves on May 26, 1959, before losing the game in the thirteenth inning.

10. All Hallows' Eve Hallowe'en is named for All Hallows' Eve, the night before All Hallows' Day, which is also know as All Saints' Day. Name one of the traditional patron saints of one of the following places or people. Please include the letter.
A. Scotland
B. England
C. Venice
D. Ireland
E. Spain
F. Rome
G. Carpenters
H. Travelers
I. Physicians
J. Children (and pawnbrokers!)

11.Christmas Season Kickoff The Christmas season seems to start earlier each year, so that Hallowe'en is the new day after Thanksgiving, ie., the beginning! Name any reindeer mentioned in Clement C. Moore's poem, popularly known as " 'Twas the Night before Christmas' OR one of the traditional names for the Magi/Three Wise Men.

Bonus For what department store was the story of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" written?

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TD 320, macrae1234, Tight On The Spiral (NFL theme)
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1 The Heisman Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. It is presented by the Heisman Trophy Trust in early December. There have been nine members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who have won the Heisman Trophy. Name one.

2 The NFL draft is the building block of a championship team. Six QB’s drafted first overall have led their team to a Super Bowl championship. Name one.
Bonus In addition 2 more first overall draft choices have been on the roster of a Super Bowl championship team. To bring your score for this question to zero name one.

3 Winning a Super Bowl is the pinnacle of a coach’s career. Twelve head coaches have won multiple Super Bowls. Name one.
Bonus In addition three head coaches have won both a Super Bowl and a NCAA football championship. To bring your score for this question to zero name one.

4 The heartbreak of losing as a coach has been felt in the Super Bowl 51 times. Seven coaches have lost multiple Super Bowls. Name one.

5 Since the 1970 merger six teams have relocated their franchise 2 twice. Name one
Bonus Two of the original AFC franchises started in 1961 and moved prior to the merger. To bring your score for this question to zero name one

6 List one of the QB’s in the top 10 career passing yards three are still active

7 List one of the rushers in the top 10 career rushing yards only one is active

8 List one of the receivers in the top 11 receptions. * I used 11 because 11 is close. Three are still active and one retired last week

9 There are several lists of the worst number one overall draft pick since the 1970 merger I will be very liberal here if I can find your answer on any top 10 list it will count.

10 Four universities have produced a US president and a Super Bowl winning QB. Name the school, the president and the QB.

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TD 321, Woof, 3...2...1: Countdown (to MDMA?)
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1. Name a Major League Baseball club that currently plays in the National League (15 correct answers)

2.
Name a chemical element that is classified as an actinide. The actinides are those elements with atomic numbers 89-103. Of the 15 correct answers, 3 are primordial, meaning that they are found in nature, 2 are found as decay products of primordial elements and the other 10 are synthetic (i.e., not naturally occurring)

3. Name one of the last 13 US states to join the Union. (hint: this covers the years 1876-1959)

4. Name one of the 12 Zodiac symbols

5. Name one of the last 11 films to receive an Academy Award for Best Picture

6. Name one of the last 9 people to have been appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

7. Name someone who has been made an Honorary US Citizen (8 answers)

8. Name one of the "Seven Sisters" colleges (originally, these were all-female institutions that were considered the "female Ivy League")

9. Name one of the six categories in the original version of Trivial Pursuit

10. Name an (acknowledged) child of Donald Trump (5 answers)

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TD 322, spell4yr, Indiana
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1. Indiana is home to approximately 6.5 million people, as of the 2010 census. An eighth of them live in the city of Indianapolis. Name one of the 15 most-populous cities in Indiana, as of the 2010 census. This excludes metropolitan areas that are not within corporate limits, as well as (in most cases) residents living in unincorporated areas. #16 was Greenwood with 49,791.

2. Indiana’s nickname is the “Crossroads of America”. Travelers, long-haul trucking, and freight trains invariably pass through the state to and from points east, west, and south. Any vehicles likely will use Interstates 65, 80, or 90 at some point in time. Name a state in which at least one of Interstates 65, 80, or 90 either pass through or terminate.

3. Indiana is in both Eastern and Central Time. Up until the mid-2000s, the part of the state in Eastern time did not officially observe Daylight Savings Time, although certain counties near Cincinnati and Louisville still observed it unofficially. After the change, all but 12 counties were in Eastern time, and all observed Daylight Savings. Name a U.S. state which covers multiple time zones.

4. Mike Pence has been governor since 2012, and Eric Holcomb, his Lieutenant Governor, won the election this past November. Between Pence and his predecessor, Mitch Daniels, the Governorship has been in Republican control since 2005. Name a currently-serving Republican governor of a U.S. state. Anybody who has won an election, but has not yet been sworn in or taken office (as of November 26, 2016), is not a valid answer for this question.

5. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the largest, most-famous racetracks in the country, if not the world. While it is most known for open wheel racing through the Indianapolis 500, it has also hosted the Brickyard 400, an annual race in the premier NASCAR Winston/NEXTEL/Sprint Cup Series, since 1994. Name a race track that hosted at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in 2016. I will accept the city name if it’s different from the track name. I will not accept states unless it’s in the official name of the track (since several states have multiple answers).

6. Indiana is also known for its basketball, both at the high school level and collegiately. Larry Bird cut his teeth in French Lick and Indiana State before launching a Hall-of-Fame career. Meanwhile, at Indiana University, Bobby Knight became just as known both in the Big Ten and around the country for his chair-throwing tirades as his legendary coaching ability. Name one of the 14 member schools that compete in the Big Ten for basketball.

7. The University of Notre Dame in South Bend is probably the preeminent Catholic university in the nation. Countless Catholics who have never been to Indiana consider the Fighting Irish almost a secondary alma mater (or even a primary, depending on whom you ask). And yet its actual 12-month enrollment of 12,721 only ranks it #619 in the country. According to NCED, name a Catholic college or university whose twelve-month, unduplicated enrollment ranked among the top 1000 of all colleges and universities, public and private, in 2013-14.

8. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was born in Gary, Ind., before making it big first with his brothers and then solo. He also made history in 1995, becoming the first artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “You Are Not Alone”. Name any artist to debut a song at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. To make it easier, the songs that have accomplished this are in the spoiler box below. You do not need to match the artist to the song, artists with multiple occurrences will only be counted once, and featured/guest artists will be scored separately from main artists.

Spoiler: show
1995, “You Are Not Alone”
1995, “Fantasy”
1995, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”
1995, “One Sweet Day”
1997, “I’ll Be Missing You”
1997, “Honey”
1997, “Candle in the Wind 1997”
1998, “My Heart Will Go On”
1998, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
1998, “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
2003, “This Is the Night”
2004, “I Believe”
2005, “Inside Your Heaven”
2006, “Do I Make You Proud”
2009, “3”
2010, “Not Afraid”
2010, “We R Who We R”
2011, “Hold It Against Me”
2011, “Born This Way”
2012, “Part of Me”
2013, “Harlem Shake”
2014, “Shake It Off”
2015, “What Do You Mean?”
2015, “Hello”
2016, “Pillowtalk”
2016, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”


9. The state capital, Indianapolis, has one of the longest names of any state capital of the United States, with 12 letters. Counting cities with multiple-word names, name any state capital whose name consists of 10 or more letters. This is based on how these cities are commonly referred to; otherwise we could just add “The City of” to any capital and it would qualify.

10. I wanted to work Jeopardy! in here somehow, and this is the best way I can think of. Russ Schumacher, a Valparaiso graduate and meteorologist, won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions in 2004. While his career brought him to teaching at Colorado State University, Valparaiso meteorology graduates have gone all throughout the country in various forecasting and operational roles, including forecasting storms like Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Sandy was so devastating that her name was retired, meaning in 2018 when that list comes up again, there will be a new “S” name. Name any Atlantic-basin tropical system that has formed since 2001, inclusive, whose name has been retired.

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TD 323, totebags, The Crown
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1. Name a UK prime minister who served during Elizabeth II’s reign (1952-present). 13 possible answers.

2. The first 17 individuals who are in line of succession to the British throne are descendants of Elizabeth II. (The 18th person in line for the throne--David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley--is her nephew.) Name one of these first 17 individuals.

3. Name a former or present-day country that has featured a likeness of Elizabeth II on its currency at any time in its history. 20+ answers.

4. Name a royal residence currently occupied by the British royal family. (I'll accept privately-owned residences as well as crown-owned estates to avoid confusion.) 15+ possible answers.

5. Name a state leader/head of state/ruler who was in power on the day Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne (February 6, 1952). For clarity’s sake, I will accept monarchs, prime ministers, presidents, etc. Many, many possible answers.

6. As a historical drama, unsurprisingly, The Crown has loads of portrayals of real-life people. Identify one person who is portrayed in The Crown from the photos below. MUST INCLUDE LETTER.

Spoiler: show
A. Image


B. Image


C. Image


D. Image


E. Image


F. Image


G. Image


H. Image


I. Image


J. Image


K. Image


L. Image


7. Prince Charles began attending the University of Cambridge in 1967, where he read history, archaeology and anthropology and graduated in 1970. He is supposedly the first British monarch or heir to the throne to complete a university degree. Today, Cambridge is comprised of 31 colleges. Name one of them.

8. Helen Mirren won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The Queen. Since that win, several actresses have been nominated for Best Actress for their performances as actual (i.e., non-fictional) people. Name the Oscar-nominated actress who portrayed one of people listed below. MUST INCLUDE LETTER.

Spoiler: show
    A. Joy Mangano
    B. Julia Child
    C. Sophia Tolstaya
    D. Leigh Anne Tuohy
    E. Marilyn Monroe
    F. Margaret Thatcher
    G. Christine Collins
    H. Queen Elizabeth I
    I. Cheryl Strayed
    J. Jane Wilde-Hawking
    K. Maria Belon (María Bennett in the film)
    L. Édith Piaf
    M. Philomena Lee


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TD 324, lindap, Christmas/Reindeer Name Games
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1.Dasher One meaning of dash is to hurry, and if you were in an Olympic race, you'd be hurrying! Name the distance of one of the ten running or walking events for men in the Olympic Games. For the longest event, rounding down to the nearest whole unit is OK. These are individual events, not relays, and do not involve any sort of jumping.
Bonus "Out of all the reindeers, you know you're the mastermind" is the opening line of this Christmas song, first made popular by Chuck Berry.

2. Dancer One of my favorite dancers is Ginger Rogers. Name one of the ten movies in which Ginger danced with Fred Astaire. Do not use any type of compilation/clip movie (such as "That's Entertainment!")
Bonus The Nutcracker ballet is a Christmas tradition. In which city was it first performed?

3. Prancer Horses and ponies are the usual animals that are described as "prancing." In Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, there is the "Prancing Pony", an inn in Bree, while in CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, there is a character named Bree, described as a "prancing pony." Name one the books in Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of the Rings (10 answers).

4. Vixen Not just a female fox, a vixen is also a name for a "shrewish or malicious woman". You could find lots of malicious women in daytime soap operas, so name any network soap opera that has been on the air at any time during 2000-2016. It is not necessary that the soap opera first aired in this time frame, only that it was on the air at some time during these years.
Bonus This woman created several soap operas, including the one that starred Susan Lucci as Erica Kane. What is the full name of this woman, whose last name actually rhymes with "vixen."

5. Comet Comets have been described as "dirty snowballs." Another dirty Snowball was the "traitorous" pig, Snowball, in George Orwell's Animal Farm. Name any character from this book.
Bonus Snowball was said to have been based on what figure of the Russian Revolution?

6. Cupid Cupid is the Roman god of love, whose counterpart was Eros in Greek mythology. Identify the Greek counterpart of one of the following Roman gods. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.
A. Ceres
B. Vulcan
C. Neptune
D. Vesta
E. Venus
F. Diana
G. Fortuna
H. Victoria
I. Mars
J. Juventas

7. Donner A group of settlers got stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846-47 and had to resort to cannibalism; they became known as the "Donner party" (though it sure doesn't sound like partay-time!) If one of these unfortunate diners had to gnaw on a human leg, what bones might he encounter? For this question, the "leg" starts at the hip joint and doesn't include any pelvic bones. Also,for any bone in a group, just use the group name. For example, if the question asked for a bone in the thorax, "rib" is acceptable-it doesn't need to be "right-sided third rib". To avoid any confusion, there are four bones in the leg itself and four groups of bones in the ankle/foot, one group of seven, one group of five, one group of fourteen, one group of two

8. Blitzen Steeler fans like to refer to the city as "Blitzburgh" because of the team's history of great defenses. The Steelers have played in 8 and won 6 Super Bowls since the 70s. Name one of the Steelers' NFC opponents in one of these games or one of the three head coaches in this time frame.

9. Rudolph Though not a common name, Rudolph was the middle name of one of the US Presidents. Match the middle name to the US President. Be sure to include the letter of your answer.
A. Rudolph
B. Clark
C. Abram
D. Jefferson
E. Wilson
F. Earl
G. Gamaliel
H. Howard
I. Birchard
J. Alan
Bonus This president's birth name was Leslie King, Jr.

10. Olive Olive had her own TV show, because she was "Olive, the Other Reindeer" from a 1997 book. Olives, however, are more associated with the Mediterranean area than the North Pole. Name a mainland European country that has a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.
Bonus What is the word for a misunderstood/misheard phrase that results in another word/phrase? In this case, "all of the other reindeer" became "Olive, the other reindeer"; another well known example is "Gladly, the cross-eyed bear" for the hymn's lyric of "gladly the cross I'd bear."

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TD 325, Peachbox, Random Trivia
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1."G"eography
Identify one of these places on the globe whose name starts with the letter G.

*Roughly 100 km west of Toronto, this city is known as The Royal City.
*This city is the largest port in the Nordic countries and the second-largest city in Sweden.
*__________ is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
*This African country gained its independence from France in 1960; its capital is Libreville.
*This Colorado city was named after the founder and editor of the New York Tribune, who did indeed “Go West.”
*This city in China was once known as Canton.
*The Moorish palace the Alhambra is in this Spanish city.
*__________ is the largest city proper in the U.S. that begins with G; a famous lunch counter sit-in occurred there in 1960.
*The second-largest city in Victoria, Australia, ________ is known as The Gateway City.
*Agreements for humanitarian treatment in time of war were signed in and named after this Swiss city.
*This is the world's largest island and is part of the Danish realm.
*A limestone monolith is a distinctive landmark of this British overseas territory on the Iberian Peninsula.

2. Weather Words in Film
We’re getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to name some films with weather words. Name one film commercially released in the U.S. that includes the word Snow, Ice, or Rain in its title or subtitle. TV movies are not eligible. I’ll accept plurals, compound words, or adjective variations, but not word fragments. For example, The Falcon and the Snowman is ok, but The Girl on the Train is not. Many, many possible answers.

3. Picture Round I---Centenarians
Emma Morano of Italy, thought to be the last person alive born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday in November. Identify one of the people pictured here, each of whom lived to be at least 100 years old. For the top center picture, just ID the Dutch woman on the left.

Bonus:
For -2 points each, name the three people pictured who are alive as of December 19, 2016. No penalty for a wrong guess, but guess no more than three names.

4. Before and After
This category gets both the thumbs-up and thumbs-down when it comes up on Jeopardy!. Each answer will be composed of two parts that are linked by a word or part of a word. Examples: LeBron (James) Monroe, Santa (Claus) trophobia. Provide the full answer for one of the options.


Little League World Series locale + Trinidad and Tobago capital
Current British PM + what April showers bring
Cambodian temple + Jennings/Rutter vanquisher
Common pizza cheese + Queen of Jazz
4th U.S. president + SF Giants ace
Christian hymn + "nanosecond" demonstrator
Hamilton (the musical) creator + "Right to remain silent" case
Half man, half bull creature + Ford car model
"Cruel Summer" singers + Muslim holy month
British EU departure + Banksy documentary
Venezuela capital + Morocco city
Lone Ranger companion + triangular chocolates

5. Ships and Spaceships

Identify one of the famous ships or spaceships listed below:

Any of the space shuttles, including the one that never flew in space (6)
-OR-
Any of the ships the Pilgrims sailed to the New World in 1607 (3)
-OR-
The ship torpedoed on May 7, 1915, or its sister ship (2)
-OR-
The ship on which Fletcher Christian led a mutiny in 1789
-OR-
The ship on which Charles Darwin sailed in 1831-1836

6. H.H.
Each of the people or characters listed below has the initials H.H. Identify one of them. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. This magician and escape artist was born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874.
B. She won an Oscar for The Piano and is also in Broadcast News, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and The Incredibles (voice).
C. This inventor developed a punch-card tabulator and founded a company that later merged with others to form IBM.
D. This former Secretary of Commerce was the 31st president of the United States.
E. This character dealt in propane and propane accessories on Fox TV from 1997 to 2010.
F. He might be best known for playing the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
G. She was the "First Lady of American Theatre" and is one of 12 people to have won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony.
H. He wrote Siddartha and Steppenwolf.
I. She defeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015.
J. This British explorer has a large bay in North American named after him; he died while searching for the Northwest Passage.
K. ____ _______ The Younger was once king's painter to Henry VIII.
L. He was a film and business tycoon who set many air speed records and had the Spruce Goose built.


7. Picture Round II
Identify one of the people, characters, or things pictured here.

Bonus: For -1 point, what unusual distinction do these names share? No penalty for a wrong guess.


8. Shirley You Can’t Be Serious
We’ve had many people named Shirley in entertainment, sports, and business fields. Identify a Shirley described below. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. She was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and ran for U.S. President in 1972.
B. She has had numerous hit singles, mostly in the U.K., since the mid-1950s and is possibly best known for singing the theme to Goldfinger.
C. Star of Curly Top and The Little Colonel, she became U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later Czechoslovakia.
D. This American swimmer earned a total of 8 Olympic medals and set 6 world records in the 1970s.
E. This author wrote The Haunting of Hill House and the short story The Lottery.
F. This Scottish woman is the lead singer of the band Garbage.
G. This racer who won championships in 1977, 1980, and 1982 is known as Cha Cha, or The First Lady of Drag Racing.
H. This Shirley was a sports reporter and columnist for the Washington Post and was elected to the National Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
I. She won both a Tony and an Oscar for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba; she also played the title role in the TV show Hazel from 1961-1966.
J. This actress won an Oscar for Terms of Endearment and has appeared in several films such as The Apartment and The Trouble with Harry.
K. The only fictional character on this list, she was introduced in a 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery that takes place partially in Green Gables.

9. Food Groups
Name an artist or band with a fruit, vegetable, or legume in its name. Fiona Apple, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. No specific qualifier other than they’re listed somewhere on Wikipedia or Billboard. 20+ possibilities.

10. Olympic Mascots
Several Olympic Games mascots are noted below. Name the host city one of them is associated with; both summer and winter games are represented. Years are listed as hints. But just name the city. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Hidy and Howdy, polar bears (1988)
B. Powder, a hare, Copper, a coyote, and Coal, a black bear (2002)
C. Waldi, dachshund (1972)
D. Athena and Phevos (2004)
E. Misha the bear (1980)
F. Snowlets, four owls (1998)
G. Roni the raccoon (1980)
H. Syd, platypus, Olly, kookaburra, Millie, echidna (2000)
I. Cobi, Catalan sheepdog (1992)
J. Haakon and Kristin, children (1994)
K. Vucko, little wolf (1984)
L. Wenlock and Mandeville (2012)
M. Izzy, or “Whatizit” (1996)
N. Sumi, animal spirit, Quatchi, sasquatch, Miga, part orca/part bear, (2010)
O. Soohorang, a white tiger (2018)

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TD 326, morbeedo, Clowns
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1. Picture Round 1 - Name the Clown
Identify any one of the people shown here. I'm looking for the name of the performer - and the letter.

2. Shakespeare's Fools
Name the Shakespeare play given the fool, knave, clown (or funny guy) and the text. Don't forget the letter.

A. Lord, what fools these mortals be! (Puck)
B. The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly (Touchstone)
C. Well, God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents (Feste)
D. He's mad, that trusts in the tameness of a wolf, a horse's health, a boy's love, or a whore's oath (The Fool)
E. I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about t’expound this dream (Bottom)
F. A good sherris-sack hath a twofold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain, dries me there all the foolish and dull and crudy vapors which environ it, makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable shapes, which, delivered o'er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit. (Falstaff)
G. Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. (Trinculo)
H. Give me leave. Here lies the water; good: here stands the man; good; if the man go to this water, and drown himself, it is, will he, nill he, he goes,--mark you that; but if the water come to him and drown him, he drowns not himself: argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life (Gravedigger)
I. To be ruled by my conscience I should stay with the Jew my master, who, God bless the mark, is a kind of devil. And to run away from the Jew I should be ruled by the fiend, who, saving your reverence, is the devil himself. (Launcelot Gobbo)

3. Picture Round 2 - At the Movies
Name the film corresponding to one of the stills shown here. I need the letter again.

4. Opera
Leoncavallo’s tragic opera, Pagliacci, tells the sad tale of a clown who kills his wife and her lover in a jealous rage. Vesti la giubba is the famous aria from that opera. Name the opera corresponding to one of the famous arias below. Uh, did you remember to include the letter with your answer?
A. Largo al factotum
B. Casta diva
C. La donna è mobile
D. Mio Babbino Caro
E. Nessun Dorma
F. Un bel dì
G. Les oiseaux dans la charmille (The Doll’s Song)
H. My Man’s Gone Now
I. I Am the Wife of Mao Zedong

5. Picture Round 3 - Artists
Name the artist who created any one of the works shown here. Yes, I need the letter.

6. Martin Scorsese
“I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you?”

Name a feature length narrative film (i.e., non-documentary) directed by Martin Scorsese with a 2-word title (7 possible answers, excluding titles with “The”, like The Aviator).

7. The Nobel Prize for Literature
Bob Dylan was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the first such honor for an American since 1993. Dylan skipped the ceremony, but Patti Smith showed up and sang A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, which includes the line: Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley

Besides Dylan, name any Nobel Prize for Literature winner representing the United States (12 possible answers, including 4 writers born outside the US).

8. World Capitals
Name a world capital city whose name contains at least 3 of the letters from the word CLOWN (many possible answers, I stopped counting after 8.) Looking for the capital of a country here, not a territory, province, state, etc.

9. Coulrophobia
Believe it or not, fear of clowns is a thing, and there’s even a word for it. But WHY are people so afraid of clowns? I don’t really get it, but Stephen King is partly to blame for unleashing Pennywise the Clown into the collective imagination. An It remake is in the works for 2017, with Bill Skarsgård (yes, another Skarsgård!) putting on the greasepaint, ruffles and fangs.

Name any film based on a Stephen King novel that was released in the year 2000 or earlier. (14 possible answers, excluding sequels, original screenplays and films based on short stories.)

10. The Emmys
In the ABC sitcom Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet plays clown-loving Cam Tucker. Cam’s clown persona, Fizbo the Clown, is based on a character Stonestreet created when he was 9 years old.

Modern Family won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series every year from 2010 to 2014. Name any other series nominated for the same award in any of those years (12 possible answers).

11. Before and After
The last question has nothing to do with clowns, but I think these are always fun. Each answer will be composed of two parts that are linked by a word or part of a word. Example: LeBron (James) Monroe, Santa (Claus) trophobia. Provide the full answer for one of the following and yes, I need the letter.

A. Trump resort + Nigeria megacity
B. 1935 German propaganda film + NY Times puzzle master
C. Jane Austen novel + impeached South Korean president
D. Idiom warning against pursuing a single course of action + unflattering characterization by prez. nominee Hillary Clinton
E. HBO’s Rome actress + name on a cake mix box
F. Buster Keaton feature + modern psychological condition
G. South Pacific song + garment associated with repentance
H. Losing my Religion band + Grafton best seller
I. Wild Bill’s gal + Perry Farrell’s band
J. Lady Windermere’s Fan playwright + David Lynch film

Bonus #1
Will Sommers was the best-known court jester of which English monarch?

Bonus #2
Which stage musical (later adapted to film) introduced the song, “Put on a Happy Face?"

Bonus #3
Identify the type of clown shown here

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TD 327, Armandillo, Pictures' Revenge
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1. WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG. Please identify one of the following actors/actresses. First AND Last name required!
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2. YUMMY!Identify one of the following soup/souplike dishes. Do NOT worry about spelling.
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3.MUSIC.For the following (partial/)album covers, name the ARTIST(S). I do NOT want the name of the album.
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4.SPORTS.Below are several team mascots. Give the TEAM NAME, city NOT required. If it's a college, give the college NAME. Some of these are VERY obvious. There are NO trick answers (on this question).
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5.AUTHORS.Identify one of the following authors. First AND last name required. If the author went by a pseudonym, that is acceptable as well.
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6.FLOWERS.Identify one of the following flowers/plants. Specific variety NOT required (e.g. Purple Begonia is the same as Begonia. Begonias were not used, though.)
FLOWERS
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7.LANDMARKS.Identify one of the following world landmarks. I want the NAME of the landmark, NOT it's location, UNLESS it's commonly known as part of the NAME. WARNING: At least one of them goes by a nickname, which I will NOT accept.
LANDMARKS
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8.FIRST LADIES.Identify one of the following American First Ladies. FIRST and LAST name. Please use the PRESIDENT'S LAST name; do NOT give the woman's maiden name. (e.g. Martha Washington, NOT Martha Dandridge).
WOMEN
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9.CARS.Identify one of the following vehicles. MODEL please. (e.g. Honda = bad; Honda Civic = good). For the instances where the model is fairly obscure, MAKE is acceptable and will count the same.
VROOM
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10.MOVIES.Identify one of the following movies. TITLE only required.
FILMS
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11.NOTORIOUS PEOPLE.Identify one of the following infamous people. FIRST and LAST names required. If the person is widely known by a nickname, that is acceptable.
BADDIES
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12.COMPANY LOGOS.Identify one of the following (cleverly) edited company logos. Give the COMPANY NAME please. Abbreviations should NOT be used. Only the company name is required for the most part. (e.g. Wilson's, NOT Wilson's Shoes)
LOGOS
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Postby RandyG » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:21 pm

TD 328, totebags, Inauguration Day
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General
1. Pursuant to the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution, Inauguration Day was moved from March 4 to January 20. The first year in which Inauguration Day held on January 20 was 1937. Name a person who has administered the Oath of Office to the President on or after January 20, 1937 (whether at a public inauguration ceremony or in private). First name and last name required. 8 possible answers.


1985
2. While he was officially sworn in the day before, Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration ceremony was held on January 21, 1985, as January 20 was a Sunday. Not only did January 20 fall on a Sunday, but it also was the day of Super Bowl XIX and, most importantly, my first birthday. So while my family gathered to see me smash cake into my face, we watched the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 38 to 16. Since then, the Dolphins have not reached another Super Bowl. Name a team that has lost in the Super Bowl after that season (Super Bowl XX and forward). (City and team name required.) 19 possible answers.


1989
3. On January 20, 1989, George H.W. Bush was sworn into office for what would be his only term. As a four-year-old during the election, I thought that the “race” for the presidency was a physical running race between Bush and Michael Dukakis. Name a country that won more than one medal in athletics (i.e., track and field events, road racing and racewalking) at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 19 possible answers.


1993
4. To mark my birthday and Bill Clinton’s first inauguration on January 20, 1993, my mother and I baked red, white and blue frosted cupcakes to share with my class. Name another country*, besides the US, that currently has only red, white and blue on its flag. The flag must have all three colors and no other accent colors. At least 18 possible answers. *Must be a U.N. Member State


1997
5. Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 1997, while I was navigating middle school. In seventh grade, my social studies teacher had our class memorize the members of Bill Clinton’s cabinet. Twenty years later, I can still remember about half of them (Bruce Babbitt, Donna Shalala, Hazel O’Leary…). Excluding the Vice President, name a current cabinet position. Here, with the exception of one very prominent role, I am looking for “Secretary of [Executive Department]”, not a so-called “cabinet-level” position. 15 possible answers.


2001 - TWO PARTER (#6 and 7) (Answers to these questions will be revealed before Jan. 20 so no time traveling)
6. January 20, 2001, marked the first inauguration of George W. Bush, who several weeks prior narrowly defeated his opponent, then-Vice President Al Gore. Gore--inventor of the Internet, lock box proponent, environmental activist and famous Tennessean--was born on March 31, 1948, in Washington, DC, where his father was serving in Congress. Name the birth state of an individual (besides Gore) who has served as vice president in Gore’s lifetime. 11 possible answers.


7. Name the first and last name of a Second Lady of the United States (i.e., the wife of the VP) during Gore’s lifetime. 13 possible answers. [ETA: Well-known nicknames of the Second Lady are acceptable.]


2005
8. Just before Bush’s second inauguration on January 20, 2005, I had arrived back home after spending a semester abroad in the Netherlands. I spent a good amount of time travelling throughout Europe during that semester. Name a currency that is currently used by any member of the European Union. 11 possible answers.


2009
9. Barack Obama’s first inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2009, was said to have had the largest audience of any event ever held in Washington, D.C. Celebrity guests attending the event included Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Susan Sarandon, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey. Name a film for which Hanks, Jackson, Sarandon, Smith, Washington or Winfrey received an Oscar nomination for their performance (i.e., acting categories only). 20 possible answers.


2013
10. On January 21, 2013 (Obama’s 2nd inauguration--there’s that Sunday exception again), I was living in New Orleans, Louisiana. As the Louisiana film industry has grown in recent years, many actors have made their home in New Orleans, including Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, John Goodman, Nic Cage and Jennifer Coolidge (she was a regular at my favorite taqueria!). Name one of the following people born or raised in (or otherwise associated with) New Orleans. No letter/number required.

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2017
11. And finally, January 20, 2017, will be the 87th birthday of US Air Force fighter pilot, NASA astronaut and 30 Rock cameo-maker, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. Besides Buzz, name an Apollo astronaut who has walked on the Moon’s surface. 11 possible answers.


BONUS
Not really related to theme of the TD. For 5 points off of your score, what do the subjects of the pictures below have in common? (Hint: The subjects appear or are referenced somewhere together. “Have not been in my kitchen” is not an acceptable answer.)

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TD 329, macrae1234, Canadiana
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1 Canada has 10 provinces name any one>
2 Obviously there are 10 capital cities name any one (answer doesn’t have to correspond to the response to question one.
Canada is known for an abundance of fresh water
3 Name any of the top 15 lakes in area wholly within Canada. If you were paying attention one of them was a recent Jeopardy answer.(10 answers)
4 Name any one of the longest 15 rivers wholly or partly in Canada
5 Like Al Gore from an earlier TD I was born in 1948 and there have been 14 Prime Ministers during my life. Name any one.
6 Canada has had a long and distinguished list of Royal representative, Governors General from Samuel de Champlain Governor of New France 1627-1635, Lord Stanley who donated a trophy, Lord Tweedsmuir who as John Buchan wrote The Thirty-Nine Steps one of the earliest examples of the 'man-on-the-run' thriller archetype subsequently adopted by Hollywood as an often-used plot device.
When I was 3 Canada had their first Canadian Governor General, the brother of a well-known actor and they have had 10 more name any one. I personally bet this will be the biggest “Switch the Answer” Drop Sheep choice
Bonus 1 The above mentioned Lord Tweedsmuir was the only Governor General for three different monarchs. For -1 point each name 1,2 or all 3.
7 Lorne Michaels’, co-creator of Saturday Night Live, family moved to Toronto when he was an infant. He wrote for Laugh-in and Phyllis Diller before doing SNL. He was married to Rosie Schuster daughter of Frank Schuster from the Comedy team of Wayne and Schuster. The most frequent guests (58 times) on Ed Sullivan.
There have been seven Canadians who were cast members and also hosted SNL Name one.
8 The Oscars have not been kind to Canadians after a trifecta of winners in years 2,3 and 4. Only 4 Canadian born performers have won the golden statue for acting. Name one of the golden seven.
9 The Emmy has been even less kind to Canadians with only five winners in an acting category name any one. I don’t think I missed any but will check any answer. I am looking for series performers not guests, made for TV movies mini series etc.
10 Canada has had a so-so Olympic Career and has hosted the Olympics several times. Name any Gold medal winning Canadian team or individual in a Canada hosted winter or summer Olympics.
Bonus 2 Canada had a unique distinction at the Montreal and Calgary Olympic Games. For -3 points what was this distinction.
11 What would a TD on Canada be without a question on…..
Hello out there, were on the air
it's hockey night tonight!
The tension grows,
the whistle blows,
and the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps,
and the players bump,
and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars:
"Bobby Scores!"
At the good old hockey game!
There are currently 7 NHL teams based in Canada name any one, Full name please Arizona or Coyotes would be incomplete Arizona Coyotes would be correct. Yes they changed their name.
Bonus 3 Twice this American City has been awarded an NHL franchise only to have it move North to Canada. For -1 point each name the US city's 2 franchises and their new names in Canada Again full names please
Bonus 4 The 1993 Montreal Canadiens, yes that is the proper spelling, were the last Canadian based team to win the Stanley Cup and they haven’t been back since. Four Canadian based franchises have made it to the final only to go down to defeat. For -1 point for each correct answer and +2 point for each wrong answer name 1 to 4 teams again full names please.
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