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TD 345 - Ken Burns documentaries

Filmmaker Ken Burns and his company have produced more than 30 documentaries for public television since 1981. This quiz draws on those films, but you don’t need to have seen them to know many of the answers.

Enter with this Google form or by pm. Deadline is 10 pm PT Tuesday, May 30.

The following standard rules apply to this TD:

1. Your goal is to achieve the lowest score for all questions; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players also submitting your answer.
2. You may DROP one question and receive zero points for that question.
3. You may also SHEEP one question and receive the point total of the most common answer.
4. Wrong answers count for the SHEEP (most common answer) + 3 points.
5. Quiz is open to JBoard members and nonmembers alike.
6. As always, no cheating. This includes asking for help, googling, or other research.

1. Lewis & Clark


Merriwether Lewis and William Clark started their journey soon after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Name any state whose territory, or part of it, the U.S. acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. 15 possible answers.

Bonus:The purchase also included small parts of 2 current Canadian provinces. For -1 point each, name them. No penalty for a wrong guess.

2. Prohibition, The Dust Bowl, The War

These documentaries first aired in 2011, 2012, and 2007, respectively. The War focused on 4 U.S. cities and how World War II affected their residents and service members. Choose one of the following options about these films. 14 possible answers.

*The Constitutional amendment that instituted Prohibition, or the one that repealed it
OR
*The author or title of a 1939 novel about Dust Bowl migrants
OR
*The name of the photographer of or woman in the photo Migrant Mother
OR
*Any of the 4 cities featured in The War
OR
*The code name for the Allied invasion of North Africa, the Netherlands, France on D-Day,
or the deception that the D-Day landings would be at Calais. Specify which area goes with which code name.

3. The Civil War


This 9-part documentary originally aired in 1990. Pictured below are some Civil War-era notables and 2 people associated with the Ken Burns film. Identify one; last names only are ok, but be sure to include the letter with your answer. Each letter refers to the picture above.

Civil War pictures

4. Pledge Break -- Bonus Q


Time to step away from documentaries for a bit and look at an unrelated topic—Disneyland. There seemed to be a lot of potential negbait here, so this is a BONUS Q. For -1 point each, name 2 Disneyland rides that operated some time during 1955—Disneyland having opened on July 17—and are still there as of May 22, 2017. This doesn't include arcades or cinema attractions. The park area for each ride is noted. General name is ok; for example, Snow White instead of Snow White's Scary Adventures. No penalty for a wrong guess.

Disneyland Park – 1
Main Street – 4
Fantasyland – 8
Tomorrowland – 1
Adventureland – 1
Frontierland – 1

5. Baseball
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This 1994 documentary originally had 9 “innings,” but a 10th was added in 2010. Since then, both the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs erased long World Series championship droughts. Might we see the Cleveland Indians do so this year? Maybe…but for now, just pick one option below.

*Babe Ruth was known as the Sultan of ____.
*Name either Canadian city that’s had an MLB team.
* Tom Hanks’ character is just about to burst after Evelyn has again failed to do what in the movie A League of Their Own?
*Who was U.S. president the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series before 2016 ?
*Willie Mays' nickname was the ___ ___ Kid.
*Whose consecutive games played streak was broken by Cal Ripken Jr. ?
*What player wore No. 1/8 ?
*What player with No. 42 was the subject of another Ken Burns documentary?
*Name the team sponsor for the Bad News Bears (1976).
*What Negro Leagues and Major Leagues pitcher supposedly said "Avoid fried meats, which angry up the blood" ?
*Who was general manager of the Boston Red Sox (2004) and president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs (2016) when both ended their longstanding World Series championship droughts?
*Name the movie with Smalls, Squints, and Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez (1993).

6. Mark Twain


This documentary originally aired in 2001. For this question, name a Mark Twain novel or travelogue, excluding short stories. Tip: the one about the jumping frog is a short story. Don't answer that. 15 possible answers.

7. Pledge Break

You just knew there would be more than one. ;) Time for some Before and Afters. Be sure to provide both parts of the answer. Example: Seuss book + Miranda musical = Green Eggs and (Ham)ilton. Regular question, not a bonus q.

Florida capital + confectioner known for its black and white stores
Songwriter George or Ira + Brand of motor home
Speed and Spritle's brother + Roentgen discovery
Ed Sheeran song + video sharing website
Nickname for an experienced prospector + nickname for a U.S. WWI soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy character + “note to self” in Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Jewish clergyperson + Ben Franklin invention
Oldest bridge across the Seine River + soft French cheese
4-word phrase that Andrew Meyer said in 2007 + Miss Jean, who was in her Prime
Native American tribe + cookie makers who live in a hollow tree?
Present for Mongo + old-time playback device
Bronte novel + bus company

8. Jazz

In 2001, PBS aired Burns’ multi-part series on Jazz. Name a Jazz musician, singer, or Big Band leader with the following initials; hints provided.

I.A. and his Commanders - Let's Misbehave
B.G. – Sing, Sing, Sing
S.V. – The Divine One
C.B. – One O’Clock Jump
C.P. – Bird
D.E. – Take the A Train
E.F. – First Lady of Song
L.A. – What a Wonderful World
A.S. – Begin the Beguine
L.H. – Stormy Weather
D.G. – jazz trumpeter
F.H. – arranger, bandleader
G.M. – In the Mood
H.J. – You Made Me Love You
W.M. – trumpeter and arranger

9. National Parks


One Ken Burns documentary focused on the U.S. national parks. But for this question, just name a painting, book, or play with the word park or garden in its title.

10. Name that documentary


Some of Burns' other documentaries are shown in the linked photos, with a word or words redacted. Name the missing word/words for one of them. No letter needed. The hints refer to the picture above.

Other documentaries

Thanks for playing, and good luck!
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Participants
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badgerfellow
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MattKnowles
Wheatley

MarkBarrett
Gamawire
Rackme32
classicroadster
mennoknight

Vintsanity
Troydozzy
clt013
immaf
morbeedo

Tybalteon
casketromance
Olduvai George
RETAF CMS
Woof

Magna
merica
Maven
pauerpoint
oduguy22

The Tabby Whisperer
travis
Blue Lion
lindap
clprez

xxaaaxx
ihavejeoprosy
9021amyers
econgator
JBoard lurker
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This was fun! I knew Ken Burns was prolific, but had no idea he was THAT prolific!

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morbeedo wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 12:33 pm
This was fun! I knew Ken Burns was prolific, but had no idea he was THAT prolific!
Some Ken Burns documentaries might better be called "Ken Burns" documentaries. I think in some cases, the edit is pretty much picture lock before Burns comes along and puts his stamp on it. I have heard of this happening in one specific instance but for the purposes of the game I will not mention it.

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Sorry for not updating the participants list; I've had trouble connecting to the internet from home and verifying my Google account/accessing the entry form from elsewhere. Reveal might be delayed a bit as well.

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Thanks for the bump, gamawire. :)

Participants list has been updated, and there's still time to enter---deadline is Tuesday, May 30, 10 pm PST.

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TD 345 - Ken Burns documentaries - Scores through Q2

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1. Lewis and Clark

Merriwether Lewis and William Clark started their journey soon after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Name any state whose territory, or part of it, the U.S. acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. 15 possible answers.
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Image: Map of the Louisiana Purchase Territory, 1903 , from the National Archives ID# 03444_2000

Turned out to be more than 15 possible. Pretty even distribution with 4 co-sheeps; also one answer that, upon research, was counted correct.

CO-SHEEPS

Iowa - 4
badgerfellow
clt013
travis
ihavejeoprosy

Missouri - 4
MattKnowles
immaf
casketromance
econgator

Kansas - 4
MarkBarrett
floridagator
merica
JBoard lurker

South Dakota - 4
Rackme32
Olduvai George
pauerpoint
Blue Lion

Oklahoma - 3
mennoknight
Magna
Maven

Nebraska - 3

Vintsanity
lindap
xxaaaxx

Minnesota - 2
oduguy22
9021amyers

Louisiana - 2
Gamawire
morbeedo

Arkansas - 2
classicroadster
Tybalteon

SINGLETON !
Wyoming
clprez

SINGLETON !
Colorado

RETAF CMS

SINGLETON !
Alabama *

Wheatley

* "But that's east of the Mississippi !" True, but based on No. 8 here, noting that a bit of AL might have been part of France in 1803, I'm counting it correct.

NOT QUITE - 7 (SHEEP + 3)
Nevada

ElendilPickle

Idaho
Troydozzy
Woof
The Tabby Whisperer


UNUSED

Texas
New Mexico
North Dakota
Montana


Bonus: The purchase also included small parts of 2 current Canadian provinces. For -1 point each, name them. No penalty for a wrong guess.

-2, with both Alberta and Saskatchewan (see last paragraph)

floridagator
Tybalteon
clt013
Vintsanity
Maven
travis
lindap
clprez

-1, with either SK or AB

ElendilPickle - BC, AB
casketromance - SK, MT
pauerpoint - SK,MT
econgator- SK, MT
MarkBarrett - SK, MT
Troydozzy - AB, BC
oduguy22 -SK, ON
Gamawire - SK, ON
Olduvai George - SK, MT
The Tabby Whisperer -SK, BC
classicroqadster - AB, MT
RETAF CMS - AB, BC
Blue Lion-SK, MT
morbeedo - AB, MT
Woof - AB, MT
xxaaaxx- SK,MT
Rackme32 - SK, MT
merica - SK, MT
9021amyers- SK, MT

No Bonus
badgerfellow MT, ON
JBoard lurker- QC
MattKnowles - MT, ON
Wheatley - QC, YT
mennoknight - MT, ON
immaf - MT, ON
Magna - BC, ON
ihavejeoprosy -ON, QC


2. Prohibition, The Dust Bowl, The War


These documentaries first aired in 2011, 2012, and 2007, respectively. The War focused on 4 U.S. cities and how World War II affected their residents and service members. Choose one of the following options about these films. 14 possible answers.

See spoiler for answers
Spoiler
The Constitutional amendment that instituted Prohibition, or the one that repealed it
18th, 21st
OR
*The author or title of a 1939 novel about Dust Bowl migrants
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
OR
*The name of the photographer of or woman in the photo Migrant Mother
Dorothea Lange, Florence Thompson
OR
*Any of the 4 cities featured in The War
Sacramento, CA; Luverne, MN; Waterbury, CT; Mobile, AL

OR
*The code name for the Allied invasion of North Africa, the Netherlands, France on D-Day,
or the deception that the D-Day landings would be at Calais. Specify which area goes with which code name.
Operations Torch, Market Garden, Overlord and Fortitude
SHEEP
21st amendment - 8
clt013
merica
Maven
travis
xxaaaxx
ihavejeoprosy
econgator
JBoard lurker

John Steinbeck - 7
MattKnowles
Gamawire
Rackme32
mennoknight
Olduvai George
Magna
The Tabby Whisperer

Dorothea Lange - 4
ElendilPickle
Vintsanity
Blue Lion
9021amyers

18th amendment - 3
badgerfellow
casketromance
pauerpoint

Operation Overlord - 3

classicroadster
RETAF CMS
lindap

SINGLETON !
Luverne, MN

floridagator

SINGLETON !
Operation Fortitude

Woof

SINGLETON !
The Grapes of Wrath
oduguy22

SINGLETON !
Operation Torch
clprez

INCORRECT - 11 (SHEEP + 3)
Wheatley - 23rd amendment
morbeedo - 19th amendment
Troydozzy - Montgomery, AL

DROP - 0
MarkBarrett
Tybalteon
immaf

UNUSED
Sacramento, CA
Waterbury, CT
Mobile, AL
Operation Market Garden
Florence Thompson

SCORES AFTER Q2

clprez 0
Tybalteon 0
oduguy22 - 2
floridagator 3
RETAF CMS 3

immaf 4
classicroadster 4
lindap 4
MarkBarrett 4
9021amyers 5
Vintsanity 5
casketromance 6
pauerpoint 6
badgerfellow 7
Woof 7
Blue Lion 7
Gamawire 8
Maven 9

ElendilPickle 10
Rackme32 - 10
mennonknight 10
clt013 - 10
Olduvai George 10
Magna 10
travis 10
xxaaaxx 10
MattKnowles 11
merica 11
econgator 11

Wheatley 12
morbeedo 12
ihavejeoprosy 12
JBoard lurker 12
The Tabby Whisperer 13
Troydozzy 17
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Peachbox wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 3:30 am
SINGLETON !
Alabama *

Wheatley

* "But that's east of the Mississippi !" True, but based on No. 8 here, noting that a bit of AL might have been part of France in 1803, I'm counting it correct.
Judging by the picture you provided, it certainly looks like Alabama's coastline was part of the purchase (as was Mississippi's, and who knows, maybe a bit of Florida).
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Peachbox wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 3:30 am

INCORRECT - 11 (SHEEP + 3)
morbeedo - 19th amendment
Ugh. That dang Constitution! Do we really need it?

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Wow, 0 points after 2 questions! That's definitely a first for me!

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TD 345 - Ken Burns documentaries - Scores through Q5

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3. The Civil War

This 9-part documentary originally aired in 1990. Pictured below are some Civil War-era notables and 2 people associated with the Ken Burns film. Identify one; last names only are ok, but be sure to include the letter with your answer. Each letter refers to the picture above.


Several options went unused, including 4 of the 5 women shown. Pictures are repeated here

SHEEP
E. Frederick Douglass - 9

Wheatley
Tybalteon
casketromance
Magna
TheTabbyWhisperer
travis
Blue Lion
ihavejeoprosy
9021amyers

A. Abraham Lincoln - 4
MattKnowles
Gamawire
Troydozzy
merica

J. Shelby Foote - 4
ElendilPickle
morbeedo
clt013
Maven

N. David McCullough - 3
badgerfellow
floridagator
clprez

F. Robert E. Lee - 2
MarkBarrett
JBoard lurker

D. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain - 2
RETAF CMS
econgator

SINGLETON !

C. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
Woof

SINGLETON !
G. Hiram Ulysses Grant
Vintsanity

SINGLETON !
L. Harriet Tubman
xxaaaxx
*The photo used, one of the earliest-known of Tubman, was recently in the news

SINGLETON !
O. Joseph E. Johnston
classicroadster

GOOD GUESS, BUT NOPE - 12 (SHEEP + 3)
immaf - I. Nellie Bly
Olduvai George- D. George McClellan

DROP - 0
Rackme32
mennoknight
pauerpoint
oduguy22
lindap

UNUSED :(
B. Clara Barton
H. Mary Chesnut
I. Dorothea Dix
K. William Tecumseh Sherman
M. Harriet Beecher Stowe


4. Pledge Break -- Bonus Q

Question text and answers in spoiler.
Spoiler

Time to step away from documentaries for a bit and look at an unrelated topic—Disneyland. There seemed to be a lot of potential negbait here, so this is a BONUS Q. For -1 point each, name 2 Disneyland rides that operated some time during 1955—Disneyland having opened on July 17—and are still there as of May 22, 2017. This doesn't include arcades or cinema attractions. The park area for each ride is noted. General name is ok; for example, Snow White instead of Snow White's Scary Adventures. No penalty for a wrong guess.

Disneyland Park – 1
Disneyland Railroad
Main Street – 4
Omnibus, Horse-drawn streetcar, fire engine, jitney
Fantasyland – 8
Peter Pan's Flight
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Snow White's Scary Adventures
KIng Arthur carousel
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Casey Jr. Circus Train
Mad Tea Party
Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Tomorrowland – 1
Autopia
Adventureland – 1
Jungle Cruise
Frontierland – 1
Mark Twain riverboat
-2 points
Wheatley - Dumbo, Teacups
MarkBarrett - Dumbo, Jungle Cruise
floridagator - Dumbo, Jungle Cruise
Rackme32 - Autopia, Mr. Toad
Magna - Storybook Land Canal Boats, Jungle Cruise
lindap - Teacups, Mr. Toad
econgator - Mr. Toad, Peter Pan's Flight

-1 point
ElendilPickle - Jungle Cruise, Alice in Wonderland
TheTabbyWhisperer - Teacups, Sleeping Beauty Castle
mennoknight - Teacups, It's a Small World
Blue Lion - Mr. Toad, Pirates of the Caribbean
casketromance - Teacups, It's a Small World
9021amyers- Peter Pan's Flight
Troydozzy - Teacups, It's a Small World
Jboard lurker - Autopia, Pinocchio's Daring Journey
Maven - Casey Jr. circus train
pauerpoint - Teacups, It's a Small World

No Bonus

badgerfellow - It's a Small World, Space Mountain
xxaaaxx - Space Mountain, Splash Mountain
Gamawire - It's a Small World, Matterhorn
classicroadster - Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn
MattKnowles - Monorail, Log Ride (aka Splash Mountain. If Splash Mountain had opened in 1955, I would have accepted Log Ride.)
Tybalteon - It's a Small World, Space Mountain
clprez - It's a Small World, Space Mountain
morbeedo - It's a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean
immaf - It's a Small World, Tower of Terror
clt013 - Space Mountain
Vintsanity - Splash Mountain, Space Mountain
Olduvai George - Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean
ihavejeoprosy - It's a Small World, Huck Finn
RETAF CMS - Matterhorn
Woof - Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean
merica - It's a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean
travis- It's a Small World, Pirates of the Caribbean
oduguy22 - no guess

Here are the opening years for some of the guesses--

Alice in Wonderland - 1958
Matterhorn - 1959
Monorail - 1959
It's a Small World- 1966
Pirates of the Caribbean - 1967
Haunted Mansion - 1969
Space Mountain - 1977
Pinocchio's Daring Journey - 1983
Splash Mountain - 1989
Tower of Terror (California Adventure) - 2004


5. Baseball


Question text and answers in spoiler
Spoiler


This 1994 documentary originally had 9 “innings,” but a 10th was added in 2010. Since then, both the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs erased long World Series championship droughts. Might we see the Cleveland Indians do so this year? Maybe…but for now, just pick one option below.

*Babe Ruth was known as the Sultan of ____.
Swat
*Name either Canadian city that’s had an MLB team.
Montreal, Toronto
* Tom Hanks’ character is just about to burst after Evelyn has again failed to do what in the movie A League of Their Own?
hit the cutoff man
*Who was U.S. president the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series before 2016 ?
Theodore Roosevelt, 1908
*Willie Mays' nickname was the ___ ___ Kid.
Say Hey
*Whose consecutive games played streak was broken by Cal Ripken Jr. ?
Lou Gehrig
*What player wore No. 1/8 ?
Eddie Gaedel
*What player with No. 42 was the subject of another Ken Burns documentary?
Jackie Robinson
*Name the team sponsor for the Bad News Bears (1976).
Chico's Bail Bonds
*What Negro Leagues and Major Leagues pitcher supposedly said "Avoid fried meats, which angry up the blood" ?
Satchel Paige
*Who was general manager of the Boston Red Sox (2004) and president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs (2016) when both ended their longstanding World Series championship droughts?
Theo Epstein
*Name the movie with Smalls, Squints, and Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez (1993).
The Sandlot
SHEEP
Theo Epstein - 6

badgerfellow
ElendilPickle
mennoknight
Olduvai George
travis
Blue Lion

Say Hey - 5
MattKnowles
Gamawire
classicroadster
Maven
clprez

Toronto - 5
Tybalteon
morbeedo
Troydozzy
pauerpoint
TheTabbyWhisperer

Eddie Gaedel - 4
Rackme32
casketromance
RETAF CMS
merica

Theodore Roosevelt - 3
floridagator
clt013
Vintsanity

Swat - 3

immaf
oduguy22
ihavejeoprosy

Montreal - 2
Magna
JBoard lurker

Leroy "Satchel" Paige - 2
xxaaaxx
9021amyers

Chico's Bail Bonds - 2
MarkBarrett
econgator

The Sandlot - 2
Wheatley
lindap

SINGLETON !
Hit the cutoff man
Woof

UNUSED :shock:
Jackie Robinson
Lou Gehrig

SCORES THROUGH Q5

lindap 4
oduguy22 - 5
MarkBarrett 6

floridagator 7
clprez 8
Vintsanity 9
RETAF CMS 9
Woof 9
classicroadster 10
pauerpoint 10
Rackme32 - 12
xxaaaxx 13
econgator 13
Tybalteon 14
mennoknight 15
9021amyers 15
JBoard lurker 15

badgerfellow 16
Gamawire 17
clt013 - 17
Maven 17
casketromance 18
Magna 19
merica 19
ElendilPickle 19
immaf 19

MattKnowles 20
Wheatley 21
morbeedo 21
Blue Lion 21
ihavejeoprosy 24
travis 25
Troydozzy 25
TheTabbyWhisperer 26
Olduvai George 28

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It's a small world is easy to remember if you remember that it was built for the New York World's Fair of 1964 and then was moved to Disneyland after the fair closed.
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floridagator wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:49 am
It's a small world is easy to remember if you remember that it was built for the New York World's Fair of 1964 and then was moved to Disneyland after the fair closed.
It doesn't hurt to watch J! either: #7336, aired 2016-07-04 DISNEYLAND: This attraction was originally built for the New York World's Fair in 1964, with proceeds going to UNICEF

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Oh weaksauce, I should've taken the safe answer rather than gambled on knowing Amendment numbers.
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TD 345 - Ken Burns documentaries - Scores through Q8

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6. Mark Twain

This documentary originally aired in 2001. For this question, name a Mark Twain novel or travelogue, excluding short stories. Tip: the one about the jumping frog is a short story. Don't answer that. 15 possible answers.

SHEEP
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - 9

Gamawire
casketromance
clt013
Olduvai George
oduguy22
Tabby W
xxaaaxx
9021amyers
JBoard lurker

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - 5

Wheatley
Rackme32
classicroadster
mennoknight
pauerpoint

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - 3
Tybalteon
immaf
merica

Innocents Abroad - 3

Troydozzy
Maven
lindap

Pudd'nhead Wilson - 3

badgerfellow
RETAF CMS
Woof

The Gilded Age - 2

MattKnowles
Blue Lion

The Prince and the Pauper - 2
ElendilPickle
morbeedo

Life on the Mississippi - 2

floridagator
ihavejeoprosy

SINGLETON !
A Tramp Abroad

MarkBarrett

SINGLETON !
Letters from Hawaii
Magna

DROP - 0
Vintsanity
travis
clprez
econgator


7. Pledge Break

Question text and answers in spoiler.
Spoiler

You just knew there would be more than one. ;) Time for some Before and Afters. Be sure to provide both parts of the answer. Example: Seuss book + Miranda musical = Green Eggs and (Ham)ilton. Regular question, not a bonus q.

Florida capital + confectioner known for its black and white stores TallahasSee's Candies
Songwriter George or Ira + Brand of motor home GershWinnebago
Speed and Spritle's brother + Roentgen discovery Racer X-Rays
Ed Sheeran song + video sharing website Shape of YouTube
Nickname for an experienced prospector + nickname for a U.S. WWI soldier Sourdoughboy
Guardians of the Galaxy character + “note to self” in Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Groot, root, root for the home team
Jewish clergyperson + Ben Franklin invention Rabbifocals
Oldest bridge across the Seine River + soft French cheese Pont Neufchatel
4-word phrase that Andrew Meyer said in 2007 + Miss Jean, who was in her Prime Don't Tase Me, Brodie
Native American tribe + cookie makers who live in a hollow tree? CheroKeebler Elves, or MiccosuKeebler Elves
Present for Mongo + old-time playback device Candygramophone
Bronte novel + bus company Agnes Greyhound
Triple co-sheeps, with only one option going unused and one having two correct answers.

CO-SHEEP
Don't Tase Me, Brodie - 5

badgerfellow
pauerpoint
MattKnowles
Troydozzy
Olduvai George

CO-SHEEP
CheroKeebler Elves - 5
Wheatley
MarkBarrett
classicroadster
travis
9021amyers

CO-SHEEP
Pont Neufchatel - 5
immaf
ihavejeoprosy
TheTabbyWhisperer
econgator
xxaaaxx

Sourdoughboy - 4
RETAF CMS
Magna
Blue Lion
lindap

Shape of YouTube - 3
ElendilPickle
clprez
JBoard lurker

Rabbifocals - 2
Gamawire
casketromance

Candygramophone - 2
Vintsanity
Maven

GershWinnebago - 2
clt013
oduguy22

Racer X-rays - 2
Rackme32
Woof

TallahasSee's Candies - 2
Tybalteon
merica

SINGLETON !
MiccosuKeebler Elves
floridagator

SINGLETON !
Groot, root, root for the home team
mennoknight

SO CLOSE - 8
morbeedo - Groot for the all stars

UNUSED
Agnes Greyhound


8. Jazz

In 2001, PBS aired Burns’ multi-part series on Jazz. Name a Jazz musician, singer, or Big Band leader with the following initials; hints provided.




I.A. and his Commanders - Let's Misbehave, by Cole Porter Irving Aaronson
B.G. – Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman
S.V. – The Divine One Sarah Vaughn
C.B. – One O’Clock Jump Count Basie or Chet Baker, both of whom have recorded the song
C.P. – Bird Charlie Parker
D.E. – Take the A Train Duke Ellington
E.F. – First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald
L.A. – What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
A.S. – Begin the Beguine Artie Shaw
L.H. – Stormy Weather Lena Horne
D.G. – jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie or Dusko Gojkovic
F.H. – arranger, bandleader Fletcher Henderson
G.M. – In the Mood Glenn Miller
H.J. – You Made Me Love You Harry James
W.M. – trumpeter and arranger Wynton Marsalis


This question had a couple of unexpected responses, both of which fit the definition and the initials, and were accepted.

SHEEP
Charlie Parker - 5

MattKnowles
classicroadster
oduguy22
TheTabbyWhisperer
econgator

Artie Shaw - 4

Rackme32
RETAF CMS
Maven
lindap

Dizzy Gillespie - 4
casketromance
clprez
travis
JBoard lurker

Glenn Miller - 3
Gamawire
immaf
Vintsanity

Benny Goodman - 3
Magna
pauerpoint
ihavejeoprosy

Count Basie - 2
ElendilPickle
mennoknight

Lena Horne - 2
MarkBarrett
Troydozzy

Sarah Vaughn - 2
clt013
Woof

Louis Armstrong - 2

Olduvai George
Blue Lion

SINGLETON !
Dusko Gojkovic
floridagator

SINGLETON !
Ella Fitzgerald
Tybalteon

SINGLETON !
Wynton Marsalis

xxaaaxx

SINGLETON !
Chet Baker
morbeedo

SHEEP - 5
badgerfellow

DROP - 0
Wheatley
merica
9021amyers

UNUSED
Irving Aaronson
Duke Ellington
Fletcher Henderson
Harry James

SCORES THROUGH Q8


floridagator 11
Vintsanity 14
MarkBarrett 14
lindap 15
clprez 15

Woof 16
Tybalteon 20
RETAF CMS 20
oduguy 21
Rackme32 - 23
mennoknight 23
pauerpoint 23
econgator 23
merica 24
classicroadster 25
ElendilPickle 26
Maven 26

Magna 27
xxaaaxx 28
Blue Lion 29
9021amyer 29
badgerfellow 29
immaf 30
clt013 - 30
Wheatley 31
Gamawire 31
JBoard lurker 31

MattKnowles 32
morbeedo 32
casketromance 33
travis 34
ihavejeoprosy 34
Troydozzy 35
Olduvai George 44
TheTabbyWhisperer 45

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I'm down! I'm up! I'm down again! :P

But why is Groot a baby in the GOTG sequel?

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morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:38 am
But why is Groot a baby in the GOTG sequel?
Groot died at the end of the first GOTG to save the others but somehow birthed a baby Groot.

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mcsheffrey wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:04 am
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:38 am
But why is Groot a baby in the GOTG sequel?
Groot died at the end of the first GOTG to save the others but somehow birthed a baby Groot.
Grafted.

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9. National Parks

One Ken Burns documentary focused on the U.S. national parks. But for this question, just name a painting, book, or play with the word park or garden in its title.

A low sheep and loads of singletons on this one, with a good mix of book, play, and painting titles.

SHEEP
Garden of Earthly Delights - 4

Olduvai George
Blue Lion
oduguy22
JBoard lurker

The Secret Garden - 3
badgerfellow
MattKnowles
Wheatley

Gorky Park - 3
Rackme32
Troydozzy
clt013

Sunday in the Park with George - 3

immaf
9021amyers
Maven

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - 2
MarkBarrett
RETAF CMS

Barefoot in the Park - 2
Gamawire
ihavejeoprosy

Jurassic Park - 2
Tybalteon
Vintsanity

A Child's Garden of Verses - 2
Magna
merica

SINGLETON !
Mansfield Park

ElendilPickle

SINGLETON !
Rosa Parks [there is a book by this name]

clprez

SINGLETON !
Garden Spells

TheTabbyWhisperer

SINGLETON !
Sunset Park

mennoknight

SINGLETON !
The Constant Gardener

pauerpoint

SINGLETON !
Women in the Garden

Woof

SINGLETON !
Garden of Beasts

lindap

SINGLETON !
Gardens of Stone

casketromance

SINGLETON !
Clybourne Park

morbeedo

SINGLETON !
Explorers Guide to Death Valley National Park

floridagator

NOT QUITE - 7
travis - Joshua Tree

SHEEP - 4
econgator

DROP - 0
classicroadster
xxaaaxx


10. Name that documentary

Some of Burns' other documentaries are shown in the linked photos, with a word or words redacted. Name the missing word/words for one of them. No letter needed. The hints refer to the picture above.

Other documentaries

The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Thomas Hart Benton
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip
Empire of the Air -- The Men Who Made Radio
Huey Long
The Statue of Liberty
Cancer -- The Emperor of All Maladies
The Roosevelts -- An Intimate History
Brooklyn Bridge


A big sheep shuffled the standings.....final scores to follow :)


SHEEP
The Roosevelts -- An Intimate History - 9

Wheatley
MarkBarrett
mennoknight
immaf
Magna
merica
pauerpoint
oduguy22
econgator

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - 7
ElendilPickle
classicroadster
clt013
Vintsanity
Maven
travis
xxaaaxx

Cancer -- The Emperor of All Maladies - 3
Olduvai George
Blue Lion
lindap

Brooklyn Bridge - 2

Tybalteon
Troydozzy

SINGLETON !
Thomas Hart Benton

9021amyers

SINGLETON !
The Statue of Liberty

TheTabbyWhisperer

SINGLETON !
Empire of the Air -- The Men Who Made Radio

Rackme32

SINGLETON !
Huey Long

clprez

SO CLOSE - 12

RETAF CMS - Joe Johnson
JBoard lurker - skyscrapers

DROP - 0
badgerfellow
MattKnowles
floridagator
Gamawire
morbeedo
casketromance
Woof
ihavejeoprosy

UNUSED
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Sharps' War
Horatio's Drive

FINAL STANDINGS IN REVERSE ORDER

35. Olduvai George 51
34. travis 49
32. TheTabbyWhisperer 47
32. JBoard lurker 47
31. Wheatley 43
30. immaf 42
29. clt013 41
28. Troydozzy 40
27. Magna 38
26. Maven 37

22. xxaaaxx 36
22. Blue Lion 36
22. ihavejeoprosy 36
22. econgator 36
19. merica 35
19. MattKnowles 35
19. ElendilPickle 35
16. casketromance 34
16. RETAF CMS 34
16. oduguy22 - 34

10. Gamawire 33
10. pauerpoint 33
10. 9021amyers 33
10. classicroadster 33
10. morbeedo 33
10. mennoknight 33
9. badgerfellow 32
8. Rackme32 - 27
7. MarkBarrett 25
5. Tybalteon 24
5. Vintsanity 24

3rd place - lindap 19
2nd place tie -
clprez 17
Woof 17
1st place - floridagator 12
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