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.
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1. THE MOTHER OF ALL FATHERS
Pick from the options below for people/things most often identified as the mother or father of something. Some initials are A.L., W.S., H., R.C. (but last name only is OK).
- Mother of invention (noun)
- Mother of modern nursing
- Mother of computer programming
- Mother of the environmental movement
- Grandmother of Europe
- Mother of modern physics
- Father of waters (river)
- Father of the Underground Railroad
- Father of history
- Father of the U.S. Constitution
- Father of his country (USA)
Name any U.S. track or field athlete who participated in the Olympic Games any time from 1956 through 2021. The athlete need not have won a medal.
Bonus: For -2 points each, identify the two athletes pictured below. No penalty for a wrong guess on the bonus.
3. CANADIAN CAPITAL BEFORE AND AFTER
One part of each answer will be a Canadian provincial, territorial, or national capital. Give both parts of answer, though. Example: TV talking horse + Alberta capital = Mr. (Ed)monton
- Capital of Manitoba + slab of wood with a pattern of holes
- Capital of Prince Edward Island + game that was a precursor to baseball?
- Honda model car + capital of British Columbia
- Nova Scotia capital + device for transmitting documents
- 1966 Donovan song + capital of Northwest Territories
- Capital of the Yukon + word meaning hogwash; nonsense (variations will be scored together)
- Capital of Quebec + nickname of Philadelphia, PA
- "I'm Too Sexy" singers + capital of New Brunswick
- Last name of Little Women author + capital of Canada
- Latin phrase meaning "buyer beware" + capital of Ontario
- Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador + university in Baltimore
Below are some famous duets; identify either artist/group in the duet. To increase the possibility of singletons, each artist/group will be counted separately.
- Ain't No Mountain High Enough - 1967
- Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - 1978
- Guilty - 1980
- Under Pressure - 1981
- Ebony and Ivory - 1982
- Islands in the Stream - 1983
- (I've Had) the Time of My Life - 1987
- It's Your Love - 1997
- The Boy Is Mine - 1998
- Cheek to Cheek - 2014
- Senorita - 2019
- Dancing with a Stranger - 2019
Identify one of the candies shown below with the names (mostly) redacted.
Name any city that has at any time had a U.S. Mint that produced circulating or commemorative coins [9 options]
anyone depicted on the front of the U.S. $2, $500, $1,000, $5,000, or $10,000 bills
either of the first two women to be depicted on a U.S. quarter as part of the American Women Quarters Program
(release date January 2022).
7. LITERARY HOUSES
Identify the author of one of the following novels. Include the letter with your answer. Last name only is OK, except for A and J. Full names needed for A and J.
A. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
B. Northanger Abbey
C. The House of Mirth
D. Wolf Hall
E. The Mysterious Affair at Styles
F. Jamaica Inn
G. To the Lighthouse
H. Uncle Tom's Cabin
I. Anne of Green Gables
J. Wuthering Heights
K. Little House on the Prairie
L. The House on Mango Street
Pick one option below, then try the bonus.
- This 19th-century explorer was known as The Pathfinder
- This city is the capital of Costa Rica
- His hit "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was released posthumously
- Valencia and Mandarin are two types of this fruit (singular)
- This Greek word means "I have found it!"
- He is the NBA career leader in assists
- From the 1990s on, millions of kids wondered where in the world this female character was
- He choreographed musical numbers in films such as 42nd Street and Footlight Parade
- This former Butler Bulldog and current Charlotte Hornet was the 9th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft
- He is the author of Trainspotting
- The Pony Express was at one time in this town that has Sutter's Fort
- This ship from Columbus' journey to the new world had a two-word name
- This city is the capital of Virginia
Good luck, and thanks for playing!