FJs for the 6/25/12 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 6/25/12 week?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:58 pm

Though shot in the chest, Teddy Roosevelt gave a 1912 speech saying, "it takes more than that to kill" one of these animals
88
89%
A 1905 treaty named for this U.S. city ended a foreign war 7,000 miles away & was actually signed at Kittery, Maine
29
29%
The 1995, 2003 & 2006 winners for Best Actor all appeared in this 1982 teen comedy
56
57%
The title of this scandalous novel set in 1930s Paris symbolizes "The disease of civilization"
22
22%
Among the many books he wrote were "The World Crisis", "The Second World War" & "Painting as a Pastime"
66
67%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
3
3%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
2
2%
THE CIVIL WAR $1000: This bloodiest 1-day battle of the Civil War stopped the first Confederate invasion of the North in 1862
74
75%
JOHN STEINBECK $2000: John Steinbeck named one of the families in this novel after Captain Trask, a friend of his father
40
40%
FLY GIRLS $1000: In 1953 she became the first woman to break the sound barrier
13
13%
I knew the Tuesday FJ clue referred to the Russo-Japanese War.
54
55%
My guess for the Thursday FJ clue was "The Plague."
17
17%
 
Total votes : 99

Re: FJs for the 6/25/12 week

Postby jpahk » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:25 pm

Austin Powers wrote:Probably the most difficult five question set of the year.

woot! *fist bump* you too, linda percy.

stevo4212 wrote:These results are surprising to me. How does anyone get the last FJ? Do you just have to know of J!'s love affair with Winston Churchill? They seem to jam it into your head, that Churchill wrote about history and won the Nobel Prize. But, this is very much an improper and unfair basis on which to sort out winners and losers.

ridiculous, right? they also expect you to know biographical minutiae like jimmy carter was a peanut farmer and leonardo da vinci invented stuff.
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