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TD 310, floridagator, Television

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
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

1. The Last Name Shared. Give the LAST name shared by one of the following; be sure to include corresponding letter of your response.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!).
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.
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:
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

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.

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, 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

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?

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?


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)


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

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.”
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!
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.
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.


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!

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.

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

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).
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).
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).
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).
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

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:
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

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)

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?)

1. Name a Major League Baseball club that currently plays in the National League (15 correct answers)

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

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.
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

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.
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.
  • 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

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

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.

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)
Any of the ships the Pilgrims sailed to the New World in 1607 (3)
The ship torpedoed on May 7, 1915, or its sister ship (2)
The ship on which Fletcher Christian led a mutiny in 1789
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

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

1. WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG. Please identify one of the following actors/actresses. First AND Last name required!

2. YUMMY!Identify one of the following soup/souplike dishes. Do NOT worry about spelling.

3.MUSIC.For the following (partial/)album covers, name the ARTIST(S). I do NOT want the name of the album.

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).

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.

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.)

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.

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).

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.

10.MOVIES.Identify one of the following movies. TITLE only required.

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.

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)
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TD 328, totebags, Inauguration Day

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.

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.

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.

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

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.]

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.

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.

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.



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.

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

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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TD 330, theamazingchong, Chinese New Year

1. 生肖 - THE ZODIAC. [11 possible answers] January 28, 2017 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. There are 11 other “animals” that make up the Chinese zodiac. Name one of them.
賽跑 - Bonus 1. According to folklore, the twelve animals competed in a race; the order in which they finished is now the order in which they appear in the zodiac. For -2 points, name the place in which your answer to Question 1 finished in the race. (N.B. First place is the winner of the race; twelfth is the last animal to finish. You are ineligible for this bonus question if you FLEE or UNITE on Question 1.)

2. 恭喜發財 - WEALTH. [17 possible answers] A common auspicious saying (gōngxǐfācái) wishes great wealth upon the listener. Each year, Forbes compiles the World’s Billionaires List; in 2016, Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. together are ranked #21 with a net worth of $25.9B. Name one of the people ranked higher than Heister & Albrecht Jr. on the 2016 list. (N.B. Last name alone is sufficient. Two families have multiple members in the top 20, which is why there are fewer than 20 possible answers.)

3. 歲歲平安 - PEACE. [13 possible answers] Another auspicious saying (suìsuìpíngān) wishes a long period of peace upon the listener. Of the 21 imperial Chinese dynasties (the first of which was the Qin), thirteen ruled for over 100 years. Name one of them.

4. 年年有餘 - FISH (sort of). [7 possible answers] Yet another auspicious saying (niánniányǒuyú) wishes a bountiful harvest and surplus for the listener--a holdover from the farming days. This saying is often depicted as a barrel overflowing with fish, as the last character of this saying (餘) shares the same pronunciation as the character for fish, 魚. The Natural Resources Defense Council has published a ‘Mercury in Fish’ wallet card, categorizing seafood by their mercury content. This wallet card suggests that consumers avoid eating eight type species of fish because they contain the “Highest Mercury.” One example is king mackerel--name one of the others. (N.B. The card gives two types for one species of fish; only one type species need be given for credit. An example of species is ‘mackerel’; an example of type species is ‘king mackerel.’)

5. 春 - SPRING. [10 choices--pick only one] Another name for Chinese New Year is 春節 (chūnjié), meaning “Spring Festival.” Below are the words for “spring” (the season) in ten different languages. Pick one choice and name the language--don’t forget the letter!
  • (a) Printemps
    (b) Jaro
    (c) İlkbahar
    (d) Tavasz
    (e) Wiosna
    (f) Kevät
    (g) Printempo
    (h) Vesna
    (i) Frühling
    (j) Ingspray
6. 粘糕 - STICKY CAKE. [14 possible answers] A traditional Chinese New Year food is the 粘糕 (niángāo), a sticky rice cake. This is another play on words: the middle two characters of the auspicious saying 年年高升 (niánniángāoshēng) share the same pronunciation as 粘糕. There are 14 countries “stuck” to China on its 13,743-mile-long land border. Name one of the countries that borders China. (N.B. “China” refers to the People’s Republic of China. “Country” refers only to a sovereign state. A Special Administrative Region does not count as a “country” for this question.)

7. 年 - BEASTS. [11 choices--pick only one] According to Chinese folklore, a mythical beast called the 年 (nián) terrorized villagers by eating children and whatnot. The villagers soon discovered that the 年 was terrified of loud noises and the color red; nowadays, setting off firecrackers and hanging red scrolls are common Chinese New Year traditions. Below are books featuring beasts. Pick one book and name the author--don’t forget the letter! (N.B. Last name only will be accepted.)
  • (a) Where the Wild Things Are
    (b) The Hobbit
    (c) Redwall
    (d) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    (e) The Horse and His Boy
    (f) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [real-world author, please]
    (g) A Dance with Dragons
    (h) Eragon
    (i) Jaws
    (j) Jurassic Park
    (k) Cujo
8. 心想事成 - DREAMS COME TRUE. [16 possible answers] In 1993, the IOC voted on the host of the 2000 Summer Olympics: Beijing won the first three rounds of voting, but lost by two votes in the final round to Sydney, Australia. Beijing fared better eight years later, winning the 2008 Summer Olympics, which kicked off on 8/8/08--eight is an auspicious number in the Chinese culture. Between 2000 and 2008 inclusive, five Olympic games were held (three Summer and two Winter). Excluding Sydney and Beijing, name any city that received at least one IOC host city vote for an Olympic Games between 2000 and 2008 inclusive. (N.B. For a city that received votes for two different Olympic Games, you need not distinguish between the year. For example, if Pyongyang received 1 vote for the 2000 Games and 1 vote for the 2004 Games, ‘Pyongyang’ will be the correct response. Any answers of ‘Pyongyang - 2000’ and ‘Pyongyang - 2004’ will be lumped into ‘Pyongyang’ for scoring purposes.)

9. 步步高升 - MOVING UP. [7 possible answers] The island of Taiwan has undergone tremendous growth in its short history: as of September 2016, it houses over 23.2 million people on about 14,000 square miles of land. Taiwan’s Constitution went into effect at the end of 1947. Since then, seven people have served as the President of Taiwan (including the incumbent). Name one of the seven Presidents of Taiwan. (N.B. Full name required. English romanizations are fine; I will be lenient on spelling. You may also submit their names in Chinese, but your answer will be marked wrong if you pick one or more incorrect characters.)
國父 - Bonus 2. For -2 points, name the “Founding Father” of Taiwan. Same note from question 9 re: answer format applies here. (N.B. You are eligible for this bonus even if you FLEE or UNITE on Question 9.)

10. 紅包拿來 - MONEY. [12 choices--pick only one] This phrase (hóngbāonálái) often follows 恭喜發財 (gōngxǐfācái, from Question 2) in a rhyming couplet of sorts. It’s a Chinese New Year tradition for members of the older generation to give red envelopes (紅包) with money to the younger generation. So, kids will often wish their elders a Happy New Year (恭喜發財), and follow that up with a request for money (紅包拿來)! Below appear twelve countries. Pick one, and name that country’s official currency--don’t forget the letter! (N.B. The last country has two possible answers, which will be scored separately. So, effectively, there are 13 possible answers from these twelve choices.)
  • (a) Japan
    (b) Guatemala
    (c) South Africa
    (d) Iran
    (e) Uruguay
    (f) Hungary
    (g) Estonia
    (h) Kenya
    (i) Sweden
    (j) Vietnam
    (k) Poland
    (l) Panama [2 possible answers; they will be scored separately]
11. 成龍 - JACKIE CHAN. [23 possible answers] A few months ago, Jackie Chan became the first Chinese actor to receive an honorary Oscar. According to the Academy President, “[t]he Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, [...] – true pioneers and legends in their crafts.” Since the first Governors Awards ceremony in 2009, the Academy has presented the Academy Honorary Award to 24 people, including Jackie. Excluding Jackie Chan, name a recipient of the Academy Honorary Award between the years of 2009 and 2016, inclusive. (N.B. Last name only will be accepted.)

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TD 331, morebeedo, Academy Awards

1. I BEAT MERYL! Recently dismissed as “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood”, Meryl Streep received her 20th Academy Award nomination this year for Florence Foster Jenkins. While Streep holds the record for acting nominations, let’s be clear: she’s lost 16 times and has an 80% chance of losing again this year. Given any one of the films below, name the actress who bested Streep to take home the trophy (16 possible answers).
California Suite (1978)
Chicago (2002)
Boyhood (2014)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Moonstruck (1987)
The Accused (1988)
Misery (1990)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
The Queen (2006)
The Reader (2008)
The Blind Side (2009)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
2. INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO. For more than six decades, The Actors Studio in New York has been devoted to the service and development of theatre artists – actors, directors and playwrights. Notable alumni include Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn and Faye Dunaway, who have won a combined 10 acting Oscars (leading and supporting roles). Name any film for which these method acting heavyweights have won the Oscar (10).

3. ONE WORD FILM TITLES. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but 22 Best Picture winners have just one word in their titles. Name one of these films (22). Note: A hyphenated title will not qualify as one word for the purposes of this TD.

4. "WHO ARE YOU WEARING?!" The Oscar for Costume Design was given to two films every year – one color and one black-and-white – until 1966; although only one Oscar was awarded in 1957 and 1958.
Name the Costume Design winner from any one of the pictures below (13). Name the FILM, not the costume designer.
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5. “WHAT'S UP, DOC?” Name the Documentary Feature winner given the title of its review in the New York Times (14).
In Africa With Ali and the Rope-a-Dope (1996)
Seeking a Smoking Gun in U.S. Violence (2002)
Revisiting McNamara and the War He Headed (2003)
Nurturing the talents of children in Calcutta (2004)
The Lives and Loves (Perhaps) of Emperor Penguins (2005)
Warning of Calamities and Hoping for a Change (2006)
Walking on Air Between the Towers (2008)
From Flipper’s Trainer to Dolphin Defender (2009)
Who Maimed the Economy, And How (2010)
A Story Too Feel-Good for Fiction (2011)
Rock musician shrouded in mystery of what might have been (2012)
Turning Up the Voices from the Background (2013)
Intent on defying an all-seeing eye (2014)
An Intimate Diary of Amy Winehouse’s Rise and Destruction (2015)
6. ”PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM.” Name the Oscar winning original song from any one of the films below (14).
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Pinocchio (1940)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Nashville (1975)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Top Gun (1986)
Aladdin (1992)
8 Mile (2002)
Hustle and Flow (2005)
Selma (2014)
Spectre (2015)
7. "I'VE A FEELING WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE." Name the Best Picture winner given the film's setting and year (15).
Oklahoma Territory (1930/31)
Wales (1941)
Paris, France (1951)
The Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City (1961)
Cairo, Aqaba (1962)
Oregon mental institution (1975)
Philadelphia, PA (1976)
Lake Forest, a suburb of Chicago (1980)
Denmark, British East Africa (1985)
People’s Republic of China (1987)
Big Whiskey, Wyoming (1992)
Chicago, IL (2002)
Middle-earth (2003)
Iran, Hollywood (2012)
Boston, MA (2015)
8. “I’M A LOSER, BABY” Name any one of the Oscar losers below given the category and two of the films for which they were nominated (15).
ACTRESS: The Grifters, Being Julia
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Boogie Nights, The Hours
ACTOR: Wuthering Heights, The Boys From Brazil
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Apollo 13, The Truman Show
DIRECTING: Secrets and Lies, Vera Drake
DIRECTING: Rebecca, Spellbound
DIRECTING: Sideways, Nebraska
DIRECTING: The Thin Red Line, Tree of Life
WRITING: Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander
WRITING: Interiors, Radio Days
WRITING: The Goodbye Girl, Sunshine Boys
MUSIC (Original Score): The Mission, The Untouchables
MUSIC (Original Score): Inception, Interstellar
MUSIC (Original Score): Big Fish, Milk
MUSIC (Original Score): Valley of the Dolls, The Poseidon Adventure
9. "SING OUT, LOUISE!" Name the artist who performed at the Oscars given the song and the year of the performance (13).
“Ben” (1973)
“Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star Is Born)” (1977)
“What a Feeling” (1983)
“Sooner or Later” (1991)
“Streets of Philadelphia” (1994)
“My Heart Will Go On” (1998)
“Blame Canada” (1999)
“I’ve Seen it All” (2001)
“Lose Yourself” (2003)
“Goldfinger” (2013)
“Skyfall” (2013)
“Let it Go” (2014)
Tribute to “The Sound of Music” (2015)
10. “I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, MR. DEMILLE." The Makeup Oscar was first awarded in 1981.
Name the Makeup winner from any one of the pictures below (12). Name the FILM, not the makeup artist.
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11. ANIMATION. The Animated Feature Film category debuted in 2001. Name any winner from 2001 – 2015 (15).

12. "HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID." Name the young person nominated for an acting role in any of these films (15).
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Shane (1953)
Oliver! (1968)
Rebel without a Cause (1955)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Whale Rider (2003)
Paper Moon (1973)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
The Bad Seed (1956)
The Piano (1993)
Atonement (2007)
True Grit (2010)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
BONUS #1 Name any or all of the 3 winners from the list of nominees above. -1 point bonus for each winner and -1 extra point for all 3.

13. A FOREIGN AFFAIR. Name any country that has won the Oscar for Foreign Language Film at least twice since it was first awarded in 1956 (13). Before 1956, foreign language films released in the U.S. were recognized with Special/Honorary awards.

14. FROM PAGE TO SCREEN. Name the film based on a book, given the acting Oscar winner(s) and year (15).
Note: I want the title of the film, not the book (for most of these, it’s the same)
1939 Best Actress Vivienne Leigh and Best Supporting Actress Hattie McDaniel from this Margaret Mitchell classic and Pulitzer prize winner
1949 Best Actor Broderick Crawford and Best Supporting Actress Mercedes McCambridge from this Robert Penn Warren Pulitzer Prize winning novel
1960 Best Actor Burt Lancaster from this 1927 Sinclair Lewis book about a traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth
1982 Best Actress Meryl Streep from this William Styron novel
1985 Best Supporting Actress Anjelica Houston from this Richard Condon novel about a crime family
1983 Best Actress Shirley MacLaine and Best Supporting Actor Jack Nicholson from this film adapted from a Larry McMurtry novel
1988 Best Supporting Actress Geena Davis from this 1985 novel by Anne Tyler
1990 Best Actress Kathy Bates from this Stephen King classic
1990 Best Actor Jeremy Irons from the film based on a work by law professor Alan Dershowitz
1992 Best Actress Emma Thompson for Margaret Schlegel from this E.M. Forster work
1999 Best Supporting Actor Michael Caine from the John Irving novel
1999 Best Supporting Actress Angelina Jolie from this drama set in a mental institution and produced by Winona Ryder
2002 Best Supporting Actor Chris Cooper from a film based on a novel by Susan Orlean
2002 Best Actress Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf from this Michael Cunningham book
2015 Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio for portraying American frontiersman Hugh Glass from this book
BONUS #2 While researching this quiz, I discovered that the Academy Award for Costume Design has twice been presented to two films with the same title but released in different years. For -2 points each, name one or both of these film titles, which were released in 1952/2001 and 1974/2013.

This is a tough one, so here’s some more information. The 1952 film received 7 nominations, including Directing (John Huston) and Best Motion Picture, and also won the award for Art Direction (Color). The 2001 film, a musical, received 8 nominations, including Actress in a Leading Role and Best Picture; it also won the Art Direction award.

Both the 1974 and 2013 films, based on a 1925 American novel, received two nominations, and each film won in both categories. In addition to Costume Design, the 1974 film won the Academy Award for Music (Score), while the 2013 film won for Production Design. A 1949 film with the same title was not nominated for any Academy Awards.

The same director, an Australian, directed both the 2001 and 2013 films.

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TD 332, lindap, From My Bookshelf

1. "Primary Colors" A thinly veiled novel of Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. Name any one of Republican presidential candidates from the 2016 campaign who were still campaigning by the time of the Iowa caucuses (12, including eventual nominee)

2. "Main Street" A not-too-flattering view of small town America. OTOH, "Exile on Main Street" is my favorite Rolling Stones album! Name any current or former member of the Rolling Stones OR the title of the documentary partially filmed at Altamont Speedway OR the only Lennon-McCartney song recorded by the Stones (10)

3. "Middlesex" A Pulitzer Prize winner novel about 3 generations of Greek-Americans in Detroit. Name any Pulitzer Prize winning novel from 1992 through 2016 (24)

4. "Breakfast of Champions" One of several novels to feature the fictional character, sci-fi author Kilgore Trout. Name any Stanley Cup champion team from 2000 on. Team name alone is OK; you don't need a city/state (10 teams as several won more than one)

5. "The Moviegoer" A stockbroker in Louisiana attempts to relieve his existential angst by going to the movies. Name any Best Picture Oscar nominee for 2017 or 2016 (17)

6. "Elmer Gantry" A womanizing evangelist and his effects on people around him. Name any book of the new Testament (King James version) other than one of the four gospels. DO NOT include any numbers, eg., if there had been lots of letters to the people of Dalmatia, you could answer "Dalmatians", and not necessarily 101 Dalmatians (17)

7. "Oh, The Places You'll Go" A popular choice for graduates, though it is essentially a children's book. Identify one of the following airports by the airport code. Be sure to include the letter of your answer

8. "Sirens of Titan" Satirical science fiction with interplanetary travel to one of Saturn's moons. Name any moon of Saturn (53 named!)

9. "Pirate Latitudes" A novel of 17th century "Pirates of the Caribbean". Name the capital city of any Caribbean country (By "Caribbean country",I mean any independent island nation, not any country that just has a Caribbean coastline) (13)

10. "The Great Gatsby" Probably THE novel of the Roaring Twenties. Answer one of the following questions about other people famous in the 1920s
A. Warren G. Harding promised a return to what in his inaugural speech?
B. On February 14, 1929,in Chicago, members of whose gang were killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders?
C. In 1928, penicillin was discovered by this Scottish physician-scientist.
D. In 1928, this Norwegian woman won the first of her three consecutive gold medals in figure skating
E. He played the title role in 1927's "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length "talkie."
F. His "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" won the 1923 Newbery Medal, given for excellence in children's literature.
G.The stock market crash of 1929 occurred in what month?
H.This swimmer won back to back gold medals in the 100m freestyle(1924 and 1928 Olympics) before swinging through the jungle as "Tarzan."
I. This St Louis Cardinal won seven batting championships and two Triple Crowns of Baseball in the 1920s
J. This small southwestern PA college, named for two Presidents of the US, played to a 0-0 tie with the California Golden Bears in the 1922 Rose Bowl, then called the Tournament East-West game.

Bonus 1 Although there are ten questions, there are only eight authors: two authors have two books on the list. For a -1 score, name one of these two authors.

Bonus 2 Just as there are eight authors, there are also eight Ivy League Universities (even though one uses the name "College"), not coincidentally. The books and authors were chosen (or in the current vernacular, carefully curated) so that each author attended one of the Ivy League schools. By "attended", I do not mean that the author necessarily graduated or attended the undergraduate college; one of the authors may have attended the Yale School of Divinity or the Princeton School of Law(that's a joke, son). For a possible -8 off your score, match the author to the Ivy League school he attended. No penalty for guessing incorrectly. The more you know, the lower your score.

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TD 333, barandall800, London Calling

1. The London area is served by six international airports. Give the name of one of these airports, or one of their official three-letter IATA airport codes.

2. London has been well-covered in popular song. Fill in the blank for one of the following song/artist pairs, either part of the song title or the artist’s name, as indicated (in two cases, hints have been given to help identify the artist):
______ London -- Can’t Stop (feat. Kanye West)
Jamie Cullum -- London ______
_______ Clementine -- London (winner of the 2015 Mercury Prize)
London ______ -- Wasting My Young Years
Coldplay -- _______ of London
_____ & Him -- London
Warren Zevon -- _______ of London
The Clash -- London ________
Vanessa ______ -- London (singer/pianist/songwriter known for “A Thousand Miles”)
Michael Buble -- A ______ Day (In London Town)
Fergie -- London _______
The Clash (again) -- London’s ________
Josh Groban -- London _______
3. British politicians have been in American news a bit more often lately due to the recent Brexit vote. British government is, of course, based in London. Name one of the following currently serving or recently stepped-down British politicians based on descriptions of their positions/etc.:
Current Leader of the Labour Party
Current Prime Minister
Current Mayor of London
Former Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party; Member of European Parliament for South East England
Former Prime Minister; Member of Parliament for Witney 2001-2016
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2011-2015; contestant on “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2016; once memorably sent out his first and last name as a tweet
Current Health Secretary
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 2007-2015
Current Foreign Secretary; former Mayor of London
Leader of the Labour Party 2010-2015
President of the International Rescue Committee; Member of Parliament for South Shields 2001-2013; brother of the former Labour Party leader mentioned above
Justice Secretary 2015-2016; third-place candidate in 2016 Conservative Party leadership election; author and columnist for The Times
Current Chancellor of the Exchequer
4. Football (the real kind) is extremely popular in London and throughout England. The prestigious Premier League features 5 clubs based in London. Name one of these clubs, or any of the 20 clubs competing in the Premier League for the 2016-17 season. (Note: Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Aston Villa were all relegated to the EFL Championship for the 2016-17 season. As such, they are not correct answers.)

5. London is extremely well-represented in film, largely because of its distinctive and versatile character. Based on one of the following brief synopses, name one of the following films set in whole or in part in London:
An American composer played by Dustin Hoffman and a British airport worker played by Emma Thompson fall in love in London, over the course of only three days.
A spunky American teenager played by Amanda Bynes goes to London to find her long-lost father, played by Colin Firth.
George Segal and Glenda Jackson have an affair in London and Spain.
A carefree bachelor played by Hugh Grant learns responsibility from someone much younger.
Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, and Natalie Portman are romantically entangled.
Two tennis players -- played by Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst -- find love.
In an adaptation of a play, Paul Scofield stars as Sir Thomas More.
Lindsay Lohan plays a dual role as twin daughters of an estranged couple.
A bear from darkest Peru befriends a family of Londoners.
In this sequel to Peter Pan set during World War II, Wendy Darling’s skeptical daughter Jane is kidnapped by Captain Hook.
Audrey Hepburn plays a Cockney flower girl that Professor Henry Higgins aims to refine.
Five girls in a band together prepare for a major concert at Royal Albert Hall.
6. I am currently in a class studying British literary history until the 1800s. However, I previously took a class studying British literary history from a little before the 1800s and on to today, which to be honest was much more interesting. Many of the authors we studied were from London or at the very least based there (though not all). Name one of the authors of the following works I read in that class:
Pride and Prejudice
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
“Goblin Market”
Hard Times
“Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey”
Things Fall Apart
“My Last Duchess”
“She walks in beauty”
Mrs. Dalloway
“The Tyger”
Heart of Darkness
“La Belle Dame sans Merci”
The Importance of Being Earnest
“A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”
7. In my previous UK-themed TD game, I included an extremely open-ended and somewhat obscure question about British supermarket chains. This time, I’m pinning things down much better -- and making this a considerably easier question. Name one of the supermarket chains shown in the following pictures of one of their London locations. SUPERMARKETS
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8. I am a huge fan of the popular celebrity dancing show on which “Dancing with the Stars” is based, “Strictly Come Dancing,” which has now gone through 14 series. It is broadcast from BBC Television Centre in London (with a show every series typically broadcast from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom). A majority of its celebrity contestants would be completely unfamiliar to American audiences; however, some names are conceivably recognizable from this side of the pond. Name one of the following contestants on “Strictly Come Dancing” based on their descriptions, or the answer to trivia clues about them:
Presenter and maths expert on “Countdown” from 1982 to 2008
Current co-presenter and maths expert on “Countdown”
Will Young was the winner of the inaugural season of this Simon Cowell-judged show in 2002
Musician, actress, and presenter known as Baby Spice
American singer whose hits include “I’m Outta Love” and “Paid My Dues” and who almost shares a name with a long-lost legendary Grand Duchess
Actress Anita Dobson is the wife of this astrophysicist and Queen guitarist
Singer Lulu performed this James Bond theme song
Jimi Mistry’s many credits include the title role in “The Guru” and Benny the talking book in this 2004 Anne Hathaway fantasy romantic comedy
Now a clinical psychologist, New Zealand-born Pamela Stephenson was a cast member on this show from 1984 to 1985
Jake Wood was the voice of the spokesgecko for this insurance company until 2015
American model and actress who was the wife of Mick Jagger from 1990 to 1999
Colin Salmon acted in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “The World Is Not Enough,” and “Die Another Day” as Charles Robinson, Deputy Chief of Staff of MI6, alongside a superior played by this distinguished actress
Czech-born Swiss tennis player and winner of 5 Grand Slam women’s singles titles and 12 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, with a silver medal in women’s doubles from the 2016 Olympics
Former member of Destiny’s Child with the same name as the star of “My Week with Marilyn”
Tennis coach and mother of two professional tennis players (one of which is the reigning Wimbledon champion in men’s singles)
9. This wouldn’t be a London or British-themed TD without a question about the monarchy. Name one of the six Tudor monarchs of England/England & Ireland, or one of the six Stuart monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland/England, Scotland, and Ireland. (Note: Two monarchs had one regnal name/numeral as King of Scotland, and another numeral as King of England. I want the ones they used as King of England.)

10. London is the home to many famous landmarks and buildings. Name one of the well-known London landmarks pictured. LANDMARKS
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11. This past November we had the privilege of performing Handel’s Messiah with world-renowned London-based choral ensemble Tenebrae. Based on the first letter of each word of the title, name one of the following choruses from Handel’s Messiah:
L U Y H, O Y G
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TD 334, Armandillo, Hodgepodge

1. U.S. Government: Name one of the 10 LONGEST-SERVING (in terms of days, not number of terms) AMERICAN SENATORS. First AND Last name. They do NOT have to be currently in office (most of them aren't). (10 ANSWERS)

2. Movies: Name any movie directed by Mel Brooks. (11 ANSWERS)

3. Body Parts: Name any finger. Be sure to indicate if it's the right hand or the left hand. (10 ANSWERS)

4. T.V.: Name ANY game show host that has been on a show still making new episodes in the past 10 years. This includes January 1, 2007 to today.

5. Books: Name a book written by Agatha Christie.

6. Music: Name one of the top 17 people to win a Grammy. This means most awards won. (17 POSSIBLE ANSWERS)

7. Colors: Name a shade of green.

8. Animals: Name an insect with more than 4 legs.

9. Clothing: Name a clothing retailer; this is a company that sells primarily clothing.

10. Food: Name any type of cake.

11. Geography: Name a country in Asia.

12. Name a number from 1-20 inclusive.

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TD 335, rpryor03, Center Stage

1. NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT. 12 different musicals have been announced as eligible for the 2017 Tony Awards. (As of February 10, 2017) Name one.

2. THIS COULD BE YOU. For the 2016 Tonys, the nominees for Leading/Featured Actor/Actress in a Musical joined host James Corden for an opening number, “That Could Be Me/This Could Be You.” Name one of the nominees for Leading Actor or Leading Actress in a Musical for last year and the show they were in.

James Corden was a great host of the 70th Tony Awards (2016). If he repeats this year, he’ll join a category with 12 different actors and actresses, the people who have hosted multiple times. Name one.

4. OF THEE I SING. A depression-era musical by the Gershwins, Of Thee I Sing was a political satire where a third party ticket (the “love ticket”) runs for President. Wikipedia has labeled nine third party contenders for the Presidency since 1968 as being significant. I will give you a list of the years, name one candidate and the year they ran. (NOTE: The candidate for 1992 and 1996 is the same. Either year works, and all answers will be counted under the same line)
1980 (x2)
1992, 1996
2016 (x3)
5. SHAKESPEARE’S GREATEST HITS. Since the creation of the category in 1994, the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play (and including its precursor, the Tony Award for Best Revival [1977-1993]) has seen eleven different nominees that were written by William Shakespeare. (Two shows was nominated twice for two different productions.) The year of the award show is given, you DO NOT need to match the play to the year.
1990, 2011
1999, 2014
2004 (x2)
6. I’VE GOT A BIG EGO(T). The famed EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club still has 12 members with Lin-Manuel Miranda having fallen short of getting an O. Name a member, and for a bonus -1 points, name one of the works that won them one of the awards.

This year, La La Land lost the Best Picture Oscar. Ten other movie musicals have won one. Name one.

8. IS THIS A CROSS-OVER EPISODE? Over the years, many popular actors have been able to seamlessly transition to performing in a movie musical. Given the picture, tell me the actor and the movie the screenshot is from.
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9. ALL HAIL THE QUEENS! Julie Taymor was the first woman to win a Tony for Best Direction of a Musical. She won for directing The Lion King in 1998. Since then, 9 women have been nominated or won the award. Name one based off of the list of shows worked on.
A. The Producers, Contact, The Music Man, The Scottsboro Boys
B. Swing!
C. Movin' Out
D. Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It
E. Rock of Ages
F. Hair, Porgy and Bess, Pippin
G. Ragtime
H. Violet
I. Fosse (alongside Richard Maltby, Jr.)
10. WHERE’S MY FEDORA? Choreographer and Director Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical movie All That Jazz brought Broadway across the world, especially to Cannes, where Fosse won the Palme D’Or in 1980. Fosse choreographed 14 Broadway musicals over his career, which spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s. Name one musical he choreographed (or “musically staged”)!

BONUS 1. PHILLY, NOT NEW YORK For -3 points, the popular TV show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia did a musical episode in their fourth season that was expanded into a live production featuring such songs as Just to be Clear; It’s Nature, Shit Happens; I’ve Got a Troll in my Hole; Troll Toll; and Tiny Boy, Little Boy, Baby Boy. Name either of the two lead characters (played by Mac and Dennis) of the musical.

BONUS 2. GLEE-FULLY SINGING. Before he became popular on TV in Glee and on Broadway in How to Succeed and Hedwig, Darren Criss was/is a member of a musical theatre and improv troupe named Team Starkid that was started at the University of Michigan that has gained popularity by posting their musicals on Youtube. For -2 points, name one of their musicals.

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TD 336, morbeedo, morbeedo

1. CAVALIERE - My last name, from the Latin caballārius (“horseman”). The adjective cavalier can mean overly casual or dismissive in matters of importance. From the definitions below, name one of these commonly used adjectives derived from the names of authors or characters from literature or mythology. First letter given.
D - Describing environments and situations characterized by squalid poverty, insalubrity and social injustice
F - A kind of bargain that confers great benefits at an exceedingly high price
G - Tremendous in size, volume or degree
H - Requiring a huge amount of work; of extraordinary difficulty
K - Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity
L - Very small, tiny, diminutive
M - Acting to advance one’s goals or position through scheming, cutthroat or unethical means
N – Overly enamored with one’s self; having an inflated sense of self-importance
O - Characterized by the use of misleading language, propaganda, censorship, totalitarianism, surveillance and repression
P - Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms
Q - Romantic to extravagance; absurdly chivalric; apt to be deluded
S - Endless and unavailing, as labor or a task
T - Attractive and desirable, yet out of reach and causing frustration
2. DESIGN - Something I like. Identify one of these patterns.
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3. MAC - My initials. Identify one of the following people or things that begin with the letters “MAC”.
- Scottish architect, designer and artist associated with the Art Nouveau style
- Common name for more than 30 species of fish belonging mainly to the family Scombridae
- One of this writer's lesser known works is A Description of the methods adopted by the Duke Valentino when murdering Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, the Signor Pagolo, and the Duke di Gravina Orsini (1503)
- These confections
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- In Shakespeare, the character referred to obliquely in these lines:
  1. Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn
    The power of man, for none of woman born
    Shall harm Macbeth.
- The type of primate featured in the so-called "monkey selfies", a collection of photographs at the center of a unique copyright dispute in 2014.
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- Special administrative region of China whose official languages are Cantonese and Portuguese
- Type of diet associated with Zen Buddhism and based on the idea of balancing yin and yang
- Form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting
- Character from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera that inspired a widely covered ballad from Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera
- Chicago-based foundation that honored Lin Manuel-Miranda with a “genius grant” in 2015
- Term first coined by Alfred Hitchcock for a plot element or other device used to create a sense of mystery and suspense, but which has little influence on the storyline
- Troubled sitcom star of the 1970s and 1980s and author of the book, Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery & Surviving Addiction (2017)
- Brand behind this campaign created in 1994 to raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS
4. FOUR - 4/4/72 is my birthday, which makes me 44 (for a little while longer). Name ALL four members of one of the following groups.
  1. - Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as described in Revelation 6:1-8
    - The four sights of Gautama Buddha
    - ‘Four Corners’ states
    - Instruments in a string quartet
    - US presidents from the Whig party
    - The Fantastic Four
    - Countries bordering sharing a land border with Greece
    - Nucleobase types in RNA or DNA (the letter is sufficient)
    - Actresses in the Ghostbusters reboot
    - Elements represented on the periodic table by a single vowel (including Y)
    - Main branches of earth science
    - Films that earned Katharine Hepburn an Academy Award
    - Male castaways on Gilligan's Island
    - Band members of Queen
    - Four Freedoms articulated in FDR’s 1941 State of the Union address
5. AFRICA – In 2015, I spent 6 months working at an NGO in Dakar, Senegal through my company’s corporate volunteer program.
Name any city in Africa that does not currently serve as the capital of a country (administrative, legislative or judicial).

6. FELINES – I have two cats: Faye and Afrikat (the street kitten who followed me home from Dakar). Name any cat from the sub-family Felinae other than the domestic cat. This excludes the sub-family Pantherinae (tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopards). Common name accepted (no bonus points for genus and species).

7. ITALY – My father's ethnic origin. Name any Italian fine visual artist, architect or filmmaker, living or dead.

8. IRELAND – My mother's ethnic origin. Name an Irish author from this list of works. LETTER REQUIRED
  1. A. Finnegan's Wake
    B. The Second Coming
    C. The Picture of Dorian Gray
    D. Happy Days
    E. Dracula
    F. Major Barbara
    G. Circle of Friends
    H. Gulliver's Travels
    I. Death of a Naturalist
    J. Angela's Ashes
    K. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
    L. The Beauty Queen of Leenane
9. FRENCH LIT – My college major. Name any WORK (not author) from the canon of French literature, excluding francophone writers from Canada, Africa and the Caribbean, as well as writers from non-francophone countries who sometimes wrote in French, such as Beckett and Nabokov.

10. BONUS – For up to 2 bonus points, identify the title and/or author of this epistolary novel published in 1782.
11. NEW YORK CITY – I moved to NYC in 1995, and I’ve been here ever since.
Name an iconic NYC landmark. Let iconic mean any place – real or fictional - uniquely associated with NYC and its 5 boroughs. You’d have to be way off base to answer wrong on this one.

12. CORD CUTTING – 2016 marked my emancipation from the tyranny of a monthly triple-digit bill from Verizon Fios.
Name an original series created for Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. Many possible answers, but please note: I’m looking for an episodic series, not an original film. A series that originated on another network and then continued with new episodes created for one of these platforms is fair game.

13. BONUS – I’ve run a few marathons. Last November in Philadelphia, after 6 attempts, I finally met the qualifying standard for the Boston Marathon. The Abbott World Marathon Majors, originally known as the World Marathon Majors, is a championship-style competition for marathon runners that started in 2006. The series comprises six annual races in six cities. For up to 2 bonus points, name one or both cities missing from this list: Boston, Chicago, New York City, London...
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TD 337, Peachbox, Schoolhouse Rock!

1. Sufferin' 'til Suffrage
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Oh we were sufferin', until suffrage, not a woman here could vote no matter what age.....

This video that originally aired in 1976 touched on the women’s suffrage movement. Pick one of the following 11 choices; no letter needed.

Identify the social reformer and suffragette who is pictured on a U.S. dollar coin that was first issued in 1976 but is no longer minted.

A women's rights convention was held in 1848 in this city in New York.

Name the abolitionist and suffragette from New York whose "Declaration of Sentiments" was presented at that 1848 convention.

Rights activist Lucretia Mott, who helped write the Declaration of Sentiments, was of this abolitionist and pacifist faith.

Kate Sheppard was a prominent suffrage advocate in this country, which passed a women's suffrage law in 1893.

Women's suffrage became law in the United States in 1920 with the passage of this constitutional amendment.

This abolitionist, women's rights activist and former slave was born Isabella Baumfree in New York in 1797.

Alice Paul organized the 1913 Women's Suffrage Procession the day before this man's inauguration as U.S. president in Washington D.C.

The name of this women's rights activist became associated with a mid-19th century reform style of clothing sometimes called "Turkish dress.'

In 1869, this U.S. territory, now a state, guaranteed women the right to vote.

Name the suffragette and author who’s best known for writing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Bonus: Lynn Ahrens, one of the main writers and singers on Schoolhouse Rock, wrote a famous 8-word jingle--with a drawn-out 4th word--for an ice cream product. For -2 points, name that ice cream. No penalty for a wrong guess.

2. Interplanet Janet
This video teaching kids about the solar system originally aired in 1978. Name a commercially released film, TV movie, or serial with the name of a planet, dwarf planet, the word Sun or Moon in its title. No direct-to-video releases. Compound words are OK; for example, Sunny Side Up, Honeymoon.

3. No More Kings

This video from 1975 dealt—in a simplistic way…’s a kids’ video, after all—with the American colonists’ overthrow of British rule. You learn fun trivia, such as the Redcoats were really magenta and traveled to the colonies by walking through the Atlantic Ocean. :roll:

Name the country one of these monarchs ruled. Some of the countries listed still have monarchs, while others don’t. The years in power are noted; no country is repeated. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Catherine II the Great, 1762-1796
B. Pedro II, 1831-1889
C. Queen Wilhelmina, 1890-1948
D. Richard III, 1483-1485
E. Hussein bin Talal, 1952-1999
F. Olav V, 1957-1991
G. George Tupou V, 2006-2012
H. Mohamed Zahir Shah, 1933-1973
I. Prince Rainier, 1949-2005
J. Juan Carlos I, 1975-2014
K. Canute II the Tall, 1229-1234
L. Norodom, 1860-1904

4. I'm Just a Bill
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I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill, and I’m sittin’ here on Capitol Hill….

sang Jack Sheldon in this Dave Frishberg song from 1976. Sheldon also played an amendment in a 1996 Simpsons parody episode. But here, the only bill knowledge you’ll need is in identifying one of the people named Bill, Billie, or Billy pictured.

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5. Conjunction Junction

Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? Hookin’ up words and phrases and clauses…..

This video was part of the Grammar Rock series originally airing in 1973.

The first 5 options here relate to some type of junction; the next 8 are Before & After questions. The B&As will share a word or part of a word. Examples: LeBron (James) Monroe, Green Eggs and (Ham)ilton. Just pick one of the 13 and be sure to include both parts if choosing a B&A.

Part of a luggage trolley juts out of a wall in "Platform 9 3/4" at this real London train station.
This type of traffic junction is so named because it (kind of) resembles a plate of noodles.
"The Crossroads of America" can be seen on this U.S. state's license plate.
This 10-letter word describes the point where two or more rivers flow together.
This is the most populous city in Mesa County, Colorado.

Belize capital + Jar/box opener of myth
Rice Krispies trio + brand of toaster pastry
French Reign of Terror figure + Designer of Washington, D.C. layout
Song by The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk + term for 'N Sync, One Direction, etc.
Type of cheese + runner who collided with Mary Decker
Pikachu is one of these + whale from Pinocchio
Edna Ferber book/Jerome Kern musical + winner of NERC’s 2016 "Name our Ship" contest
Group with the hit "Too Shy" + candy bar with marshmallow/caramel/peanuts covered in chocolate

6. America the Beautiful Quarters

Money Rock was a mid-1990s version of Schoolhouse Rock, wherein kids learned about currency, budgets, taxes, etc. The latest addition to the U.S. state quarters series depicts a national park or site from each state. Identify one state whose quarter is shown below and be sure to include the letter with your answer.
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7. The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Take your powder and your gun, report to General Washington…

This 1975 video touched on some key battles of the American Revolution. Question 7 is mainly about the first 2 of those. Pick one option; no letter needed.

Paul Revere is famous for his "midnight ride" to warn of advancing British troops in April 1775. But two other men rode to spread the news on April 18 as well. Name either; they’ll be counted separately.

Revere's ride is recalled (inaccurately) in a poem by what author?

On April 19, 1775, colonial troops and British troops first battled in what Massachusetts town?

After this incident, British troops proceeded to Concord, which is also the name of the capital of what U.S. state?

The term "shot heard 'round the world" is from a commemorative 1837 poem entitled Concord Hymn written by what American?

The Minute Man statue was unveiled at the 100th anniversary of two famous Revolutionary War battles. Name the man who sculpted it.

The so-called Battle of Bunker Hill was mostly fought on what other nearby hill?

A pennant-winning home run that also came to be known as the "shot heard 'round the world" occurred in a baseball game on October 3, 1951. Name the batter who hit that home run, the pitcher who coughed it up, or the team either played for. Four possible answers, counted separately.

Name the home team's announcer whose radio call of that home run became legendary.

8. Figure Eight

Figure eight…is double four…figure four…is half of eight…

Part of 1973’s Multiplication Rock series, this video taught kids about multiples of eight with skating and other cartoons. Figure eights and other compulsory figures were a part of international skating until 1990, and part of U.S. competitions until 1998. For this question, identify one of the following pictures of skaters. If you choose one of the two pairs, I need both names. And thank you, Paraguay, for issuing skater stamps. :)

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9. Electricity, Electricity

This video from the Science Rock series originally aired in 1979. Electricity and other scientific quantities are measured in SI units. Excluding the 3 temperature scales, name an SI Unit or derived unit named after a person. It doesn’t have to be related to electricity, and you don’t have to name what the unit actually measures—i.e., amperes measure electric current. 16 answers.

For -2 points each, name the scientists from the Heroes of Science series depicted here: Scientists
No penalty for a wrong guess.

10. Three is a Magic Number

3 6 9…..12 15 18…..21 24 27…..30. This video from Multiplication Rock helped kids learn how to multiply by threes. For this question, identify the person or thing related to one of these numbers. No need to include number with answer.

3- Name all three of Donald Duck’s nephews.
6- Six is the atomic number of what element?
9- The poem Casey at the Bat mentions the __________ Nine.
12- Who directed the 1957 film 12 Angry Men?
15- "Beware the Ides of March" is a line from what Shakespeare play?
18- "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses" was a No. 1 hit in 1988 for this artist.
21- Which artist released the album 21 in 2011?
24- Twenty-four is the number of Stanley Cup championships (since 1915) this team has won.
27- Twenty-seven was the prisoner number of Abbe Faria, who befriended Edmond Dantes in this Alexandre Dumas book.
30- Thirty is the number of what Golden State Warriors player and 2-time NBA MVP?

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TD 338, clt013, March Madness

1. What would a basketball-related game be without a national anthem to start the festivities?  The list below consists of songs by a dozen "divas" who could conceivably have performed at a NCAA Championship Game since the men's tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.  Choose a letter and name the lady responsible for that particular song.  [Answer must include the letter and artist's name.]

A. A Moment Like This (2002)
B. All I Wanna Do (1994)
C. Before He Cheats (2006)
D. Genie In a Bottle (1999)
E. If You Had My Love (1999)
F. Lost In Your Eyes (1988)
G. Save the Best For Last (1992)
H. Shake It Off (2014)
I. Toxic (2004)
J. Un-Break My Heart (1996)
K. Vision Of Love (1990)
L. Who Will Save Your Soul (1996)

The next half-dozen questions (#2 - #7) are about the men's tournament only

2. NCAA tournament games have been played in numerous locations across the country. Name any state that has ever (or will have after this year) hosted a tournament game, but never any Final Four contests. [16 possible answers]

3. No #16 seed has ever defeated a #1 seed. However, #13-#15 seeds have experienced some success. Match the appropriate team(s) to have won as a #13-#15 seed (even if in a different conference at the time) with their current conference from the following lists. [Answer with number for school(s) and letter for conference.]
3a. For a "lay-up" BONUS of (-2), name any #13-#15 seed to reach the Sweet 16. [9 possible answers]

1. Austin Peay, Morehead State, Murray State
2. Bucknell, Lehigh, Navy
3. Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Mercer
4. Cleveland State, Valparaiso
5. Coppin State, Hampton, Norfolk State
6. Florida Gulf Coast
7. Georgia State, Little Rock, Louisiana-Lafayette
8. Harvard, Princeton
9. Hawaii
10. Kent State, Ohio
11. Manhattan, Siena
12. Middle Tennessee State, Old Dominion, UAB
13. Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin
14. Southern
15. UNC-Wilmington
16. Vermont
17. Weber State

A: America East [1 possible answer]
B: Atlantic Sun [1 possible answer]
C: Big Sky [1 possible answer]
D: Colonial Athletic Association [1 possible answer]
E: Conference USA [3 possible answers]
F: Horizon League [2 possible answers]
G: Ivy League [2 possible answers]
H: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) [2 possible answers]
I: Mid-American Conference (MAC) [2 possible answers]
J: MEAC [3 possible answers]
K: Ohio Valley [3 possible answers]
L: Patriot League [3 possible answers]
M: Southern [3 possible answers]
N: Southland [2 possible answers]
O: Sun Belt [3 possible answers]
P: SWAC [1 possible answer]
Q: Big West [1 possible answer]

4. Teams that are seeded between #5 and #12 are not expected to even reach the Sweet 16, yet many have made it not only past the first weekend of the tournament but also the second. Name any coach to lead a #5-#12 seed to the Final Four since 1985. [18 possible answers]

5. For every jubilant underdog that pulled off an upset mentioned in Question #3, there is a disappointed favorite. Name any city that is home to the campus of a #2-#4 seed which lost their opening game (since 1985). [38 possible answers]

6. Most top seeds go to teams from a handful of conferences, but some "little guys" have also found themselves on the #1 line. Name a conference that is the current home of a school to have been a #1 seed since seeding began in 1979. [11 possible answers]

7. The NCAA championship game has not been very kind to one particular conference over the past 15 years (see bonus). Name any school to have finished as runner-up since 2002. [13 possible answers]
7a. For a "free throw" BONUS of (-1), name the conference that has had six separate schools lose the title tilt since 2002.

8. Beginning in 1972, women's teams competed for the AIAW tournament title. Those winners (before the NCAA tournament was created) are recognized as national champions Give the first letter of a school to send both men's and women's teams to the Final Four at any time (not necessarily in the same year) since 1972. (Note: For women, Final Four = AIAW through 1981, NCAA since 1982.) [14 possible answers]
8a. For a "traditional three-point play" BONUS of (-3), name a trio (must get all three correct, no partial credit) of schools that had both men's and women's squads reach their respective Final Fours in the same season. [9 possible answers]

9. Since the NCAA began its women's tournament in 1982, Connecticut (11) and Tennessee (8) have combined to claim 19 titles. Name any of the "singleton" or two-time champions of the NCAA Women's Tournament. [12 possible answers]

10. The NIT (which is now considered more of a "consolation" event) actually existed before the men's NCAA tournament. Give the current team nickname (Bulldogs, Tigers, etc.) of any school to have claimed championships in both tournaments. [17 possible answers]
10a. For a "slam dunk" BONUS of (-2), name the only school to win both in the same year.

The final two questions are "free guesses" - no penalty for taking a shot and missing. Maybe a chance for a dramatic late comeback?

11. Two "lesser" tournaments were created in the last 10 years - the CBI (2008) and CIT (2009). For a "jump shot" BONUS of (-2), name a school that has won either. [16 possible answers] OR for a "trey and one" BONUS of (-4) name the only school to win both.

12. For a SUPER MTV Rock 'n Jock Memorial BONUS of (-10) name the only school to have their men's team appear in the championship round of the NCAA, NIT, CBI and CIT.

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TD 339, lindap, Urban Legends

1. The Choking Doberman A woman finds her dog, usually a Doberman pinscher, but occasionally a German shepherd, choking and gasping for air. After dropping the dog off at the vet's, she returns home to a ringing telephone with the frantic vet telling her to get out of the house. The dog was choking on three human fingers and the police find the would be burglar, hiding in a closet, holding his bloody hand. Name any AKC recognized dog breed whose name contains a proper name, geographical place, or nationality.

2. The Mexican Pet A woman finds a stray dog in Mexico and smuggles it back home. When she takes her new pet to the vet, she's told it isn't a dog at all, but a Mexican sewer rat! Name any one of the 31 Mexican states.

Bonus (for -2 pts) Identify the one answer that could be used for either of the first two questions

3. Johnny, Raquel, and the pussycat While a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Raquel Welch asks Johnny if he'd like to pet the cat she's holding on her lap, only she uses the word "pussy". Johnny's response is "Sure, move the cat." Raquel Welch was in one of my favorite movies, "Bedazzled"(1967), a re-telling of the Faustian legend, in which she played one of the seven deadly sins. Name one of the seven deadly sins OR one of the two stars in the 1967 version OR one of the two stars in the 2000 remake.

4. The Neiman-Marcus Cake A woman asks for the recipe for a baked good she's enjoying. Older versions say it was a red devil's food cake from Neiman-Marcus or the Waldorf-Astoria, while more modern versions say it's Mrs. Fields' cookies. In any event, she's told there's a cost of "Two-fifty" which seems reasonable until she sees the real bill-two hundred and fifty dollars! To get back at the greedy corporation, she then photocopies her recipe and instructs anyone who gets the copy to make their own and keep spreading them. Name one of these famous Bakers. As all of them share the same last name, first names are all that's required.
A. Australian actor known for the TV shows "The Guardian" and "The Mentalist"
B. Though born in the US, she gained fame dancing in Paris' Folies Bergere, often in a banana skirt
C. She was the Oscar nominated actress in the title role in the Elia Kazan-directed "Baby Doll"
D. This Republican Senator famously asked "What did the President know, and when did he know it?"
E. This British actor played the fourth incarnation of Doctor Who in the BBC series
F. She was fine and "Jim Dandy" as the second woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
G. He was the drummer for Cream
H. He played R2D2 in the original Star Wars movies
I. Two time NL All-Star and current manager of the Washington Nationals
J. He was "Walking Tall" as the sheriff in the 1973 movie

5. The Professor and the blue books A young man is frantically trying to finish writing in his blue book after the professor has announced that time is up. He keeps writing until the professor says that he'll be given a zero for not finishing within the allotted time. The young man then says "Do you know who I am?" The professor says no and the young man shoves his blue answer book into the pile on the professor's desk and says "Good!"
Do you know who these writers are, given their real names?
A. HH Munro
B. Marie Henri Beyle
C. Charles Dodgson
D. David Cornwell
E. James Alfred Wight
F. Mary Ann Evans
G. Eric Arthur Blair
H. William Sidney Porter
I. Karen Blixen
J. Howard Allen O'Brien

6. The Vanishing Hitchhiker Several versions exist, but the gist is this: a driver picks up a hitchhiker. If it's a male, he usually gives some sort of prophesy "Jesus is coming soon" then poof! or if it's a woman, she doesn't say much before vanishing, just directs the driver to take her to a graveyard or to a house where the residents say their daughter died in a car crash near where the hitchhiker was picked up. You wouldn't see this hitchhiker if you were traveling I-70 so name any state that I-70 goes through.

7. The Incident in the Elevator Tourists (women) to a big city such as New York, Las Vegas, or LA are on the elevator in their hotel when a black man with a large dog enters. When he says "Sit, Lady" to his dog, the women obey and sit on the floor. Imagine their embarrassment when Reggie Jackson (or Eddie Murphy or Lionel Ritchie) tells them he was talking to the dog! Name any property on a standard Monopoly board on which a hotel could be built.

8. Procter and Gamble and SatanistsOriginally, Procter and Gamble had a man in the moon logo with 13 (ie., the number of witches in a coven) stars as well as a "666" seen in the beard (if you held it upside down to a mirror!) Reports that corporate bigwigs had gone on TV shows such as Phil Donahue to admit the company was donating 10% of its profits to the Church of Satan were so common that P&G first simplified the logo to get rid of the "666" then gave up and went with the P&G logo. The 13 stars were said to represent not the number of witches in a coven, but the number of original states, just as the stars on our first flag did. Name any national flag with between one and thirteen five-pointed stars.

9. Walt Disney, dope fiend? Several urban legends concern Walt Disney and drugs. There's the Blue Star acid story about LSD on the back of stickers showing Mickey Mouse in his Sorcerer's Apprentice costume,the rumors that "Fantasia" was created with the help of LSD, and the idea that "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a metaphor for cocaine addiction, "snow" being a common street name for cocaine and the names of the dwarfs representing the different phases of cocaine use/abuse. Name one of the seven dwarfs or one of the musical compositions from the original (1940) version of "'Fantasia".

10. The Purloined KidneyAfter an evening spent drinking with a charming stranger, our hapless FOAF wakes up without one or both kidney. This urban legend is so popular, it's been featured on TV shows. Name any title from the Law and Order franchise or the Criminal Minds franchise OR one of the two types of dialysis that the now kidney-less individual would have to undergo.

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TD 340, clt013, Grab Bag

1. "TD": Each of the people described has the initials T.D.  Name one of them.

A. Singer - Tell it to My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back
B. Actor - Cheers, Becker
C. Athlete - Denver Broncos running back with 2,000 yard season
D. Politician - Headline declared him a presidential winner, but turned out to be "Fake News"
E. Athlete - Wake Forest & San Antonio basketball star
F. Actor - Taxi, Who's the Boss?
G. Athlete - Defensemen for 2016 Stanley Cup winning Penguins
H. Actress - Cagney & Lacey, Judging Amy

2. Name's the Same:  Give the first name shared by one pair of the listed actresses.

A. Applegate, Hendricks
B. Banks, Hurley
C. Stone, Watson
D. Aniston, Garner
E. Alba, Chastain
F. Beckinsale, Winslet
G. Michele, Thompson
H. Imbruglia, Portman

3. Academy Award Winners: These are actresses with less common first names than the group in Question #2.  All have won an Oscar (the * indicates in a Supporting Role). Give both the first and last name of a lady who won for one of these movies.

A. *Mighty Aphrodite
B. Monster
C. Monster's Ball
D. *My Cousin Vinny
E. Room
F. Shakespeare in Love
G. *Vicky Cristina Barcelona
H. Walk the Line

4. Champ in the Gap:  Fill in a blank with the sports team that won a championship between the listed teams.

A. World Series 1991-93:  Twins, _____ , Blue Jays
B. NBA Finals 2014-16:  Spurs, _______ , Cavaliers
C. Super Bowl XLVII - XLIX  Ravens, ________ , Patriots
D. Stanley Cup 2008-2010:  Red Wings, ________ , Blackhawks
E. NCAA Men's Basketball 2006-08:  Florida, ______ , Kansas
F. NCAA Football 2014-16:  Ohio State, _______ , Clemson
G. World Cup Soccer 1990-98:  West Germany, _______ , France
H. Olympic Hockey (Men's) 2002-2010:  Canada, _______ , Canada

5. Good to Go Solo: Name one of the ladies who have been part of a group and also released singles as a solo artist.

A. Bangles; My Side of the Bed (1991)
B. Black Eyed Peas; Big Girls Don't Cry (2006)
C. Destiny's Child; Crazy In Love (2003)
D. Eurythmics; Walking on Broken Glass (1992)
E. Go-Go's; Heaven Is a Place On Earth (1987)
F. Miami Sound Machine; Coming Out of the Dark (1991)
G. No Doubt; Hollaback Girl (2004)
H. The Supremes; Upside Down (1980)

6. Seasonal Arts: These titles all include a season. Name one of them.

A. Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens movie (2012)
B. Rachel Carson book (1962)
C. Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel movie (2001)
D. Bananarama song (1984)
E. Lee Majors TV show (1981-86)
F. Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins movie (1994)
G. Jennifer Lawrence movie (2010)
H. Simon & Garfunkel song (1966)

Questions 7-9 concern colleges by letter

7. Campus Cities: Name one of these schools given their location and team nickname.

A. Annapolis (Midshipmen)
B. Bozeman (Bobcats)
C. Chestnut Hill (Eagles)
D. Des Moines (Bulldogs)
E. Eugene (Ducks)
F. Flagstaff (Lumberjacks)
G. Grand Forks (Fighting Hawks)
H. Hanover (Big Green)

8. College Nicknames: Name one of these schools, given their team nickname and state.

I. Islanders (TX)
J. Jackrabbits (SD)
K. Kangaroos (MO)
L. Leathernecks (IL)
M. Mocs (TN)
N. Norse (KY)
O. Ospreys (FL)
P. Penguins (OH)

9. School States: Name the state where one of these schools is located.

Q. Quinnipiac Bobcats
R. Radford Highlanders
S. Siena Saints
T. Troy Trojans
U. UNLV Rebels
V. Valparaiso Crusaders
W. Wofford Terriers
X. Xavier Musketeers

10. Presidential Timeline: Name the president when one of the given events happened.

A. American bicentennial
B. Berlin Wall comes down
C. Challenger explosion
D. First man walks on the moon
E. Hostages taken at US embassy in Iran
F. Hurricane Katrina
G. iPad unveiled
H. Oklahoma City bombing

11. Bonus Round: Name up to six of the following for a BONUS of (-1) each

A. TD: The Seinfeld character that you either "love" or "hate"
B. Academy Award Winner:  *The Danish Girl
C. Champ in the Gap:  Triple Crown Races 2015:  American Pharoah, ____________ , American Pharoah 
D. Good to Go Solo: Fugees; Doo Wop (That Thing) [1998]
E. Seasonal Name:  1992 Olympic swimming champion
F. School Location:  Ypsilanti
G. School Nickname:  Zips
H. President when Black Tuesday stock market crash happened

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TD 341, BobF, The Dirty Dozen

1. (Credit to Magna)
In the Hunger Games, Panem is divided into 12 districts with each district being numbered 1 through 12. Name one of the numbers.
No, just kidding, they each have a primary industry. Name the industry given the partial text below.

District 1: L****y
District 2: M*****y
District 3: T********y
District 4: F*****g (and yes, it is allowed to be used on a family friendly site like this)
District 5: P***r
District 6: T************n
District 7: L****r
District 8: T*****es
District 9: G***n
District 10: L*******k
District 11: A*********e
District 12: M****g

2. My favorite hockey team, the New Jersey Devils, moved from Colorado in the summer of 1982 where they had been known as the Rockies. Name any hockey team that relocated across state or provincial lines since January 1, 1982, either the old name or the new name. (13 possible answers)
Bonus for -1: What was the full name of the team that moved to Colorado to become the Rockies? (City and team name)

3. My favorite baseball team, the New York Mets, were the first champions of the National League East in 1969 and won the world series over the first ever American League East champion Baltimore Orioles.
Each division had 6 teams. Name a team from either the National League East or American League East AS THEY EXISTED IN 1969.
Bonus questions for -1 point each. Name the Western Division teams that lost the first ever League championship series.
Bonus for another -1. The last out of the 1969 World Series was made by an Oriole who would later become a prominent Met. Name him.
Bonus for another -1. One of these old AL East teams would later become the team owned by our 43rd president. Name that team as it was known in 1969.

4. The National Football League has swallowed up two rival leagues, one in 1970 when they added 10 American Football League teams and one in 1950 when they added two AAFC teams.
Name any of the 12 teams that became part of the NFL upon these mergers, using their names at the time of the merger (most have not changed).
(Basically nearly any non-expansion AFC team other than the first bonus question answer and the team I made an example of in the second bonus question)
Negbait warning/bonus question: One of the teams of the AAFC has the same name as an NFL expansion team from 1953, for a -1 bonus, name that team.
Additional bonus questions:
Our current president once owned a team in the United States Football League. For -1 point each:
Full name of that team (i.e. if it were the Pittsburgh Steelers, only Pittsburgh Steelers would be correct, not Steelers or Pittsburgh)
Name the Heisman Trophy winning running back he signed after that player's junior year in college.
How much money did The Donald win in his antitrust lawsuit against the NFL.

5. Name a month of the year using our traditional calendar

6. Name a digit in the base 12 numbering system
Clarification on this one since I just did some googling, I'm referring to the digits that you would use that would also represent the numbers 0 through 11 in the hexadecimal numbering system.

7. (Credit to immaf)
Give me the primary title of any of these 12 Gilbert and Sullivan operas given the initials of their primary title plus their subtitle.
HMS P, or, The Lass Who Loved a Sailor
P. or, Bunthorne's Bride
The M, or, The Town of Titipu (no snickering)
The P of P, or, The Slave of Duty
P I, or, The Castle Adamant
I, or, The Peer and the Peri
The G, or, The King of Barataria
The Y of the G, or, The Merryman and his Maid
U L, or, The Flowers of Progress
The G D, or, The Statutory Duel
R, or, The Witch's Curse
T, or, The Gods Grown Old

8. Name one of the 13 tracks from the original release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Bonus for -1: Which of those songs was written by George Harrison?
Another bonus for -1: Which song was sung by Ringo?

9 through 11 are courtest of AFRET CMS who I thank for the questions and his service.

9. Name an apostle of Jesus Christ at the time that Judas Iscariot betrayed him (i.e. the replacement Apostle does not count)

10. Name one of the gifts given during the 12 days of Christmas (the number is not required).

11. Name one of the animals from the Chinese Zodiac.

12. Name one of the 12 independent countries located on the continent of South America. Panama is not included and island nations do not count.

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TD 342, clt013, Hit List

1. Rush Rush (1991): That word rhymes with a few things that are said "goodnight" to in the children's book Goodnight Moon. Name anything that "goodnight" is said to in that book. [20 possible answers]

2. You're Making Me High (1996): Name any state with a highest point at least 10,000 feet above sea level. [13 possible answers]

3. Hero (1993): Name the Marvel character played by one of these people in 2015-16 movies. (Give answer as letter followed by character name.)

A. Gina Carano
B. Paul Rudd
C. Scarlett Johansson
D. Chris Evans
E. Ryan Reynolds
F. Benedict Cumberbatch
G. Mark Ruffalo
H. Jennifer Lawrence
I. Elizabeth Olsen
J. Michael B. Jordan

4. Mr. Know It All (2011): This was the title of a feature on The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show. Name a character (other than the titular squirrel or moose) from the animated television program. [20 (at least) possible answers]

5. Leaving Las Vegas (1999): Interstate 15 passes through Las Vegas. If you leave the city headed north on I-15, the first pair of west/east interstates you meet are I-70 and I-80. Going south, you pass I-40 and I-10. Name any state capital that lies along one of those four west/east interstates. [16 possible answers]

6. I'm the Only One (1993): Choose one of the listed teams and name the only coach to lead them to the given professional championship. (Give response as letter followed by coach's name.)

Super Bowl (NFL)
A. Los Angeles (then St. Louis) Rams
B. Miami Dolphins
C. Washington Redskins

World Series (MLB)
D. Arizona Diamondbacks
E. Los Angeles Angels
F. Toronto Blue Jays

NBA Championship
G. Dallas Mavericks
H. Houston Rockets
I. Portland Trail Blazers

Stanley Cup (NHL)
J. Los Angeles Kings
K. New York Islanders
L. Tampa Bay Lightning

7. Out of the Blue (1988): Name a team from a major North American professional league (CFL, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS), NCAA Division I basketball or affiliated minor league baseball (Rookie through AAA) that has "Blue" in their nickname. [12 possible answers]

8. Don't Cry for Me Argentina (1996): Buenos Aires is the capital of that South American country. Name the capital starting with "B" for one of these countries. (Give answer as letter followed by city name.)

A. Azerbaijan
B. Mali
C. Gambia
D. Lebanon
E. Serbia
F. Belize
G. Kyrgyzstan
H. Slovakia
I. Barbados
J. Romania

9. Building A Mystery (1997): Name the actor/actress who played one of these mystery-solving characters on TV. (Give response as letter + actor/actress name.)

A. Frank Cannon
B. Lt. Columbo
C. Maddie Hayes
D. Laura Holt
E. Thomas Magnum
F. Veronica Mars
G. Dee Dee McCall
H. Adrian Monk
I. Jane Rizzoli
J. Jim Rockford
K. Samantha Spade

10. Lucky (2000): All correct answers to the listed clues contain "luck". Name one of them. (Give response as letter followed by answer.)

A. 2012 #1 overall NFL draft pick
B. Amy Grant song (1994)
C. Amy Tan novel (1989)
D. Rhyming term for fortuitous hockey bounces
E. John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow movie (2000)
F. Josh Hartnett and Bruce Willis movie (2006)
G. Kylie Minogue song (1988)
H. "Magically delicious" cereal
I. "No whammies" game show
J. Price Is Right game where you can buy car for $1

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, incorrect answer = +1)

11. Choose up to six of the BOLD titles (all of which appear on 'Greatest Hits' compilations) from the above ten questions and give the artist. [Note: The year listed corresponds to the original release date of the song.] (Give responses as the question number followed by the artist's name.)

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TD 343, morbeedo, Ragbag

1. FABRICS - Name any type of natural fabric, i.e. not synthetic

2. MAGA - Name a confirmed cabinet member in the current administration

3. AFRICA - Name any coastal country on the African mainland, i.e. not an island

4. SEEING STARS - Name any of the northern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union

5. POTUS - Name any president of the United States who also served as a state governor

6. CHEMISTRY - Name any element represented by a single letter on the periodic table

7. THE OSCARS - Name any Best Picture Academy Award winner from the 1960s or 1970s (following the convention of THE OFFICIAL ACADEMY AWARDS® DATABASE, the year refers to when the film was released, i.e. 1960 refers to the 33rd Academy Awards, which were presented on April 17, 1961)

8. USA! USA! - Name the largest city by population of any of the 48 contiguous states which is not also the state capital

9. SHAKESPEARE - Name a female character from any Shakespeare play

10. WHAT A CHARACTER - Name the work (book, play, opera, tv show or film) associated with any of the following groups of characters (number not needed)
1. Offred, Ofwarren
2. Jonas, The Receiver of Memory
3. Daniel Quilp, Dick Swiveler
4. Hans Castorp, Frau Chauchat
5. Dickie Greenleaf, Freddie Miles
6. Regina Hubbard Giddens, Oscar and Benjamin Hubbard
7. Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov
8. Saroo, Guduu, Sue and John Brierley
9. Ben, Jerry, Audrey and Johnny Horne
10. Olympia, Spalanzanni
11. Prissy, Mammy, Pork
12. Renata Klein, Celeste Wright, Madeleine Mackenzie, Jane Chapman
13. Brody, Quint, Hooper
14. Bilbo Baggins, Smaug, Gollum
11. BEFORE AND AFTER - Do I need to explain? Each answer will be composed of two parts linked by a word or part of a word (some being homophonic and one being a triple!); e.g. LeBron (James) Monroe, Santa (Claus) trophobia
1. BBC’s The Fall star + Another name for Camp Sumpter
2. “Ain’t I a Woman” speechmaker + New Mexico spa city
3. Troubled star of the silver screen + Nursery rhyme title character
4. Opening of Macbeth soliloquy + Opening of a children’s song
5. Twin Peaks film title + 2000 Jim Carrey / Renée Zellweger comedy
6. Women Who Work author + Ill-received 2016 presidential debate pun
7. Soon to be retired Crayola crayon color + nervous, jumpy + 1982 Stevie Nicks song
8. Broadway’s current Waitress + Adage celebrating minimalism
9. Just announced! bag brand to be acquired by Coach for $2.4 billion + End of an oft-repeated exhortation by Bob Barker
10. Letter turner + Capital of a Canadian territory
11. American Beauty screenwriter + 2017 Kentucky Derby winner
12. Ridley Scott film opening May 19th + Parts Unknown personality
13. First Bond villain + Iditarod end point
12. DISEASES - Let's finish this TD off on a high note! Name any insect-borne infectious disease

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TD 344, clt013, LOL

1. She's the Boss: Name a state to have had a female governor since 2010. [13 possible answers]

2. Wrestling Women: Unscramble one of these names of ladies associated with the WWE. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. hancy
B. wand amire
C. vyoir
D. lelky lykle
E. ianill ragiac
F. tail
G. sims heablitze
H. omyll lolyh
I. pantsiehe commanh
J. nunsy
K. rioter inslow
L. shirt ustarts

3. "S"ongstresses: Name the artist whose first name starts with "S" for one of these songs. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Smooth Operator [1984]
B. Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) [1988]
C. Hips Don't Lie [2006]
D. You're Still the One [1998]
E. Let the Music Play [1983]
F. Sunny Came Home [1997]
G. For Your Eyes Only [1981]
H. The Glamorous Life [1984]
I. Two of Hearts [1986]
J. Edge of Seventeen [1982]

4. Dwindling Daytime Dramas: Geared mainly towards female viewers, soap operas were at one time popular daytime programming for networks but their number has been dwindling in recent years. Name one that has aired on ABC, CBS or NBC since 1998. [11 possible answers]

5. Hostesses with the Mostest: Name a woman who could be considered as the hostess for one of these shows. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. America's Next Top Model (UPN/CW) [Original hostess]
B. Big Brother (CBS)
C. Divine Design (HGTV)
D. Figure It Out (Nickelodeon) [1997-99]
E. Flea Market Flip (GAC)
F. Garbage Time (FS1)
G. Project Runway (Bravo/Lifetime)
H. The Biggest Loser (NBC) [Original hostess]
I. The Jump (ESPN)
J. What Not to Wear (TLC)

6. Lending a Hand: Name a game show which featured the given ladies as "assistants" to the listed host. (Give answer as letter followed by name of show.)

A. Lacey & Suzanna (Bob E.)
B. Icey (Graham E.)
C. Anya, Patricia & Hayley (Howie M.)
D. Carol (Monty H.)
E. Shandi (Chuck W.)
F. Kari (Ken O.)
G. Summer (Jim P.)
H. Lisa (Matt V.)
I. Dian, Holly & Janice (Bob B.)
J. Vanna (Pat S.)

7. Female Football Final Four: Name any country to have made the semifinals at a Women's World Cup soccer tournament. [10 possible answers]

8. Reporting Ladies: Give the first name for one of these ladies who serves as a news reporter. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Witt (MSNBC)
B. Robach (ABC)
C. Bash (CNN)
D. Lacqua (Bloomberg)
E. Couric (Yahoo!)
F. Guilfoyle (Fox News)
G. Morales (NBC)
H. O'Donnell (CBS)
I. Meade (HLN)

9. Comic Strip Chicks: Name one of these comic strips with the listed female characters. (Give answer as letter followed by name of strip.)

A. Zoe, Wren
B. Miss Buxley, Martha Halftrack
C. Gina, Mrs. Godfrey
D. Cookie, Tootsie
E. Thel, Dolly
F. Andy, Paige
G. Miss Plainwell, Mrs. Olsen
H. Liz, Arlene
I. Lucy, Sally
J. Pigita, Patty

10. Ten Jens: Name one of the famous Jennifers listed. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Actress - Friends, We're the Millers
B. Actress - Flashdance, The L Word
C. Athlete - Won Australian Open twice, French Open once
D. Actress - Dark City, A Beautiful Mind
E. Actress - Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dirty Dancing
F. Singer/actress - American Idol, Dreamgirls
G. Actress - Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Single White Female
H. Singer/actress - Out of Sight, Shades of Blue
I. Actress - Party of Five, The Client List
J. Singer - Up Where We Belong, (I've Had) The Time of My Life

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, incorrect answer = +1)

11. Answer up to six of the following questions (Give responses as letter followed by answer.)

A. Name the state that will soon have a female governor once the current officeholder resigns to become ambassador to China
B. Unscramble this woman wrestler: icavorti
C. "S"ongstresses: Wannabe [1997]
D. Name the actress who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy 18 times before winning
E. Name the hostess: So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
F. Name the game show: Moira (Mike O.)
G. Name the country that will host the 2019 Women's World Cup [Hint: Also hosted men's within the last 20 years.]
H. Give the newswoman's first name: O'Brien (Ex-NBC & CNN)
I. Name the comic strip: Danae, Kate
J. Name the Jen: Actress - American Pie, 2 Broke Girls

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TD 345, Peachbox, Ken Burns Documentaries

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
*The author or title of a 1939 novel about Dust Bowl migrants
*The name of the photographer of or woman in the photo Migrant Mother
*Any of the 4 cities featured in The War
*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 leter 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


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

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TD 346, clt013, Baseball

1. Pitcher Perfect: Fourteen pitchers have thrown a perfect game (All 27 batters retired with no baserunners allowed) since 1980. Given their last name(s), teams involved and year of the game, give the first name of someone who achieved this feat. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Barker (Indians vs. Blue Jays) [1981]
B. Witt (Angels vs. Rangers) [1984]
C. Browning (Reds vs. Dodgers) [1988]
D. Martinez (Expos vs. Dodgers) [1991]
E. Rogers (Rangers vs. Angels) [1994]
F. Wells (Yankees vs. Twins) [1998]; Cone (Yankees vs. Expos) [1999]
G. Johnson (Diamondbacks vs. Braves) [2004]
H. Buehrle (White Sox vs. Rays) [2009]
I. Braden (Athletics vs. Rays) [2010]
J. Halladay (Phillies vs. Marlins) [2010]
K. Humber (White Sox vs. Mariners) [2012]
L. Cain (Giants vs. Astros) [2012]
M. Hernandez (Mariners vs. Rays) [2012]

2. Nice "Catch"- ers: The Gold Glove is given annually to players for defensive excellence. Name any player to have won this award at least 10 times. [16 possible answers]
Hint: Position, any teams the player spent 5+ years with and career span: P--Cubs, Braves (1986-2008); P--Twins (1959-1983); 3B--Orioles (1955-1977); SS--Cardinals (1978-1996); C--Rangers (1991-2011); OF--Pirates (1955-1972), OF--Giants (1951-1973); 1B--Cardinals, Mets (1974-1990); SS--Indians (1989-2012); 2B--Blue Jays (1988-2004); C--Reds (1967-1983); OF--Mariners, Reds (1989-2010); OF--Braves (1996-2012); OF--Tigers (1953-1974); 3B--Phillies (1972-1989); OF--Mariners (2001-present)

3. First Impressions: Name any player to have been named Rookie of the Year and also win an MVP award (not necessarily in the same year) since 1990. [11 possible answers]
Hint: Team/year of ROY win--Astros (1991), Mariners (2001), Cardinals (2001), Phillies (2005), Tigers (2006), Red Sox (2007), Brewers (2007), Giants (2010), Angels (2012), Nationals (2012), Cubs (2015)

4. Second Crown: Name the franchise which won its second World Series championship in one of the following years. (Give answer as letter followed by team name.)
Hint: Teams by current division - NL East 4, NL West 1, AL East 2, AL Central 3

A. 1948
B. 1957
C. 1959
D. 1970
E. 1986
F. 1987
G. 1993
H. 2003
I. 2008
J. 2015

5. "A" to the Third: Name a state that is currently the home of a AAA team, but no MLB franchise. [13 possible answers]
Hint: All correct answers are states that begin with letters after "H" and before "W".

6. Stopped Short: Both 500 home runs and 300 wins are considered big statistical milestones. Name any player who hit 450 HR or won 270 games, but failed to reach the round numbers mentioned in the previous sentence. [20 possible answers]
Hint: Random information on some (not all) players: Hitters--"Crime Dog"; "The Man"; "Pops"; "Larry Wayne"; Sea gull killer; 'Headed' ball over fence; Pitchers--Famous for a surgery; "Be Home" Berman-ism; Same name as Good Morning America anchor; "Kitty"; "Moose"

7. Left Behind: Many franchises have relocated during their history. Name any city that a franchise has left since 1902. [11 possible answers]
Hint: Most cities that are correct answers currently have another team.

8. Center Stage: Ten different players have won the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game since 2006. Choose one and name the team they represented in the listed year(s). (Give answer as letter followed by team name.)
Hint: Correct answers include 6 current AL teams and 4 current NL teams.

A. Ryan Howard (2006)
B. Vladimir Guerrero (2007)
C. Justin Morneau (2008)
D. Prince Fielder (2009)
E. David Ortiz (2010)
F. Robinson Cano (2011)
G. Prince Fielder (2012) [*--Different team than 2009]
H. Yoenis Cespedes (2013-14)
I. Todd Frazier (2015)
J. Giancarlo Stanton (2016)

9. Mighty Righties: Name a strictly righthanded hitter (no switch-hitters) who finished his career with at least 3,000 hits. [15 possible answers]
Hint: Primary positions/teams/years for some (not all) players. OF--Braves/Brewers (1954-1976), SS--Yankees (1995-2014), SS--Pirates (1897-1917), SS/3B--Orioles (1981-2001), SS/OF--Brewers (1974-1993), 2B/OF--Astros (1988-2007)

10. Durable Homes (DH) : The Atlanta Braves moved to a new stadium this season after spending just 20 years at Turner Field. Name any current stadium that has been in use by a MLB team for more than 20 years. [12 possible answers]
Hint: Stadiums by division - NL Central 1, NL West 2, AL East 3, AL Central 3, AL West 3

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, incorrect answer = +1)

11. Extra Excitement: Name up to five teams to have won a World Series game in extra innings since 1990. [12 possible answers]

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TD 347, clt013, Potpourri 100

1. Summer Time: In honor of this time of year, let's start with a set of questions involving someone who shares her name with the season that starts in June - swimmer Summer Sanders.

A. Despite her name, she was born in this season
B. She attended this Pac-12 (Pac-10 when she was there) college in her home state
C. Her Olympic gold medal came in this swimming stroke
D. She served as a NBC swimming commentator at the Olympics held here
E. This was the hoops-related show she co-hosted with Ahmad Rashad
F. She was a co-host of MTV Sandblast, which also featured this future "royal" comedian as an announcer
G. Still more broadcasting work saw her host one season of Beg, Borrow & Deal on this network
H. She appeared as herself in this Tom Cruise sports agent movie
I. When she finished 7th on Celebrity Apprentice, this "Poison"-ous singer was the eventual winner

2. How Swede It Is: Name one of these famous people (or groups) from Sweden.

A. 1993 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model
B. Former wife of Tiger Woods
C. Ten-time LPGA Major Champion
D. Skier who won two gold medals at 1980 Winter Olympics
E. Wimbledon winner five straight years
F. Detroit Red Wing defenseman and captain
G. Musical group - Dancing Queen (1976)
H. Musical group - The Sign (1993)
I. Actress - Viva Las Vegas

3. US Landmarks: Name the state where one of these sites is located.

A. Acadia National Park
B. Arches National Park
C. Devil's Tower
D. Gateway Arch
E. Gettysburg National Military Park
F. Harper's Ferry National Historical Park
G. Mount Rushmore
H. Mount Washington
I. Stone Mountain

4. Something Other than the 'Silver' Screen: Name one of these movies with a color in the title.

A. Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1985)
B. Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez (2002)
C. Malcolm McDowell and Patrick Magee (1971)
D. Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia (1989)
E. Molly Ringwald and Harry Dean Stanton (1986)
F. Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson (1997)
G. Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and Lea Thompson (1984)
H. Prince and Apollonia (1984)
I. Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan (1999)

5. Same Letter Showdowns: The recently completed 2017 Stanley Cup Final featured teams with nicknames (Penguins vs. Predators) that start with the same letter. Name the teams involved in one of these championship matchups which also fit that description.

A. 1975 World Series
B. 1992 World Series
C. 1971 NBA Championship
D. Super Bowl V
E. Super Bowl XVIII
F. Super Bowl XXXI
G. Super Bowl XL
H. 1970 Stanley Cup Final
I. 1999 Stanley Cup Final

6. Double Trouble: Name one of these women with repeating initials.

A. Actress - American Hustle, Nocturnal Animals
B. Host - Dog Eat Dog, The Chase
C. Actress - China Beach, Desperate Housewives
D. Actress - Murphy Brown, Hope & Faith
E. Actress - Wonder Woman, Keeping Up With the Joneses
F. Actress - Mad About You, As Good as it Gets
G. Actress - Mad Men, The Last Man on Earth
H. Actress - Freaky Friday, Mean Girls
I. Chef/Talk show host - 30 Minute Meals

7. Biblical Brides: Choose one of these women from the Bible and name her husband.

A. Elizabeth
B. Eve
C. Hannah
D. Leah
E. Priscilla
F. Rebekah
G. Ruth
H. Sarah
I. Zipporah

8. Feline Frenzy: Many NCAA schools have cat-related monikers. Choose one from the list and give their nickname.

A. Columbia
B. Houston
C. Idaho State
D. Lafayette
E. Memphis
F. Northern Iowa
G. Northwestern
H. Ohio
I. South Alabama

9. Radio Rainbow: Choose a song from the list and name the artist with a "colorful" name.

A. Friday (2011)
B. Venus (1968)
C. Living in America (1985)
D. I Try (1999)
E. Let's Stay Together (1972)
F. Moves Like Jagger (2010)
G. Smoke on the Water (1972)
H. Holding Back the Years (1985)
I. Seven Nation Army (2003)

10. Simply Smiths: Name one of these people with the very common last name.

A. Author - The Wealth of Nations
B. Model, married Mr. Marshall
C. NFL All-time leading rusher
D. "Angel"-ic actress employed by Charlie on 1970s show
E. Latter Day Saint leader
F. Super Bowl XLVIII MVP
G. Recording artist - Stay with Me
H. Basketball coach - won NCAA title with Kentucky
I. Actor - Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, incorrect answer = +1)

11: Some US airport codes are easier to decipher than others. Name up to six cities represented by these codes. (Give answers as letter followed by city.)

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TD 348, morbeedo, TD 348

1. ACTING! – Name the U.S. president who signed one of the following acts into law
A. Embargo Act (1807)
B. Indian Removal Act (1830)
C. Homestead Act (1862)
D. Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
E. Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
F. Antiquities Act (1906)
G. Federal Reserve Act (1913)
H. Immigration Act (1924)
I. National Labor Relations Act (1935)
J. Federal-Aid Highway Act (1956)
K. Anti-Drug Abuse Act (1988)
L. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (2009)
2. SHAKESPEARE KILLED ME – Name any character in Shakespeare who doesn’t live to see the end of the play

3. BEFORE AND AFTER - Each answer is composed of two parts linked by a word or part of a word. Note: there are 2 triples [e.g., Dandeli(on) (edge) of Seventeen] and a few of these work homophonically [e.g., Kate (Spade/spayed) or neutered]
– Lawrence of Arabia director + Frozen food aisle brand
– Indian curry dish popular in Goa + Motor neuron affliction
– Illicit recording + Tolkien Elf + Seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico
– San Jacinto battle cry + Spike Lee musical drama (1990)
– Capital of a Canadian territory + Roman Polanksi maritime thriller (1962)
– Leading action camera maker + Lactobacillus and other “good” gut stuff
– 1973 Charlton Heston sci-fi thriller + CBS sitcom cancelled in 1971 during the so-called “rural purge”
– Archaeological treasure trove in Syria sacked by ISIS + Gore Vidal title character who undergoes a clinical sex-change
– Long Lennon-McCartney ballad (1968) + Australian actress who played Hedda Hopper in Feud: Bette and Joan
– 1957 Delmer Daves Western based on an Elmore Leonard short story + One of the 5 basic tastes, aka savory
– Beginner’s typing technique + What Peter Piper picked
– World’s largest bay + Provenance of Ed Sheeran title ‘Girl’ + Iconic Ray-ban style
4. AFRICA – Name any landlocked African country (15 possible answers)

5. “PIN” THINGS – Identify any one of the things depicted below whose name begins with “PIN”
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6. SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUMS – Name any self-titled debut album of recorded music
Clarification: I'm looking for an album title with the same name as the artist or band, no variation

7. BONUS – For -3 points, name the year that album was released

8. I WANT MY ATV – From the definitions below, name the thing whose name contains the letters A T & V (IN ANY ORDER)
– The recurrence or reversion to a past behavior, characteristic or style after a long period of absence
– The human or animal form of a Hindu god on earth
– An activity or pursuit apart from one’s principal occupation
– Multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel and specializing primarily in generic drugs
– Firmly established from having been around for a long time; of long standing
– One of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
– Seen here, the flag of this country in Oceania
– To call attention to pridefully and often boastfully
– Where you’d go to view Raphael’s fresco, Scuola di Atene
– Capital of an African island nation
– To disembowel; to deprive of vital content or force
– Online business with the trademarked branding shown here
9. AUDITION – Name any film (non-documentary, feature length, domestic or foreign) that has an audition scene, i.e., a performer trying out for a role in film, theater, dance, etc.

10. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES – Name the country where you’d find any of the World Heritage Sites listed below
A. Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
B. Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site
C. Historic City of Sucre
D. Iguazu National Park (2 possible answers –name either country)
E. Kronborg Castle
F. Ajanta and Elephanta Caves
G. Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
H. Medieval City of Rhodes
I. Tikal National Park
J. Persepolis
K. Costiera Amalfitana
L. Fujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic Inspiration
11. NAME ME AN ELEMENT – Name an eponymous element on the periodic table, i.e. any element named after a real person – NOT a mythological figure (13 possible answers)

12. BONUS – For -3 points, give the atomic number of that element

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TD 349, Peachbox, Random Trivia


For this q, you'll name the work a fictional teacher appeared in---book, film, tv show, etc.---or name the teacher. Some characters were originally in books adapted into films with the same title, but they'll be scored together. For example, Mr. Jonas was a character in the book How Green Was My Valley, adapted into the film of the same name. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Arthur Chipping
B. Miss Othmar - name the comic strip
C. The contract law instructor in The Paper Chase is Professor ___________
D. Mrs. Krabapple
E. John Keating
F. Mr. Thackeray
G. Anne Shirley
H. Mr. Brocklehurst of Lowood School
I. The Herbology teacher at Hogwart's is Professor _____
J. Mr. Feeny
K. Ms. Norbury
L. Mrs. Frizzle


These answers share a word or part of a word. Example - Green Eggs and (Ham)ilton. Provide both parts of the answer.

Dickens novel + Kevin Spacey TV show
British prime minister during most of WWII + penguin character
Place where you can buy Timbits, - s + Dr. Seuss book
Capital of Burkina Faso + type of cheese
Decorative art made with tiles + Mythological guy who flew too close to the sun
British general during American Revolution + famous American divorcee
Carnival ride + spot of swirling water with dueling currents
Type of antelope + type of Chinese cabbage
Popular 3-pronged (most of them, anyway) toy in 2017 + band that sang COPS theme
Character from "deepest, darkest Peru" + enthusiastic greeting?
Capital of Kentucky + army post and gold depository in Kentucky
Wonder Woman actress + type of printer


Identify one of the people pictured here.

Bonus: What is the common denominator for the names of these people/things (some first names are repeated)?
-2 points. No penalty for a wrong guess.


Answer one of these questions about New Jersey and North Dakota people and places. No letter needed for this one.

*This native of Summit, NJ has more Oscar nominations than any other actress (or any actor)
*His 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware depicts General Washington's troops just before the battle of Trenton
*This anesthesiologist was born in Westfield, NJ in 1909 and is best known for developing a test that assesses the health of newborns
*This inventor had research labs in Menlo Park and later West Orange, NJ
*The first purpose-built drive-in theater opened in this NJ town in 1933
*He is the former mayor of Newark and current junior senator from New Jersey
*This is the state university of New Jersey
*She scored a hat trick in the 2015 World Cup final and was FIFA's 2015 and 2016 women's player of the year
*This author of Western-themed novels and short stories was born in North Dakota in 1908; his works include Sackett (1961) and How the West was Won (1963)
*This native North Dakotan played the title role in Police Woman and has appeared in such films as Rio Bravo (1959) and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)
*This actor, model, and husband of The Black Eyed Peas' Fergie was born in Minot, ND in 1972
*Name the quarterback from North Dakota State U. who now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles


This Q is about prime ministers from Great Britain and other countries. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Kim Campbell has been the only woman prime minister of what country?
B. Who is the current prime minister--not president--of Russia?
C. What future British prime minister founded the Metropolitan Police Force?
D. What name did the British prime ministers known as "the younger" and "the elder" share?
E. Bob Hawke, John Howard, and Julia Gillard have all been prime minister of what country?
F. Former Canadian prime minister Lester Pearson has an airport named after him in what city?
G. Name either British prime minister who served in that role during World War I. Scored separately.
H. What Israeli prime minister once taught in Milwaukee public schools?
I. Who is the only British prime minister to be assassinated?
J. Helen Clark, John Key, and Bill English have all been prime minister of what country?.


For this Q, I'm looking for the people who played certain characters, not the character name.

Name the actor or actress who played

Miss Kitty, Matt Dillon or Chester on Gunsmoke
a member of the Cartwright family on Bonanza
a member of the Barkley family on The Big Valley
who has appeared in all 10 episodes of Westworld that have aired


Identify one of the people or things pictured here. For the first picture, just name the guy on the right (and ignore spelling of fish's name).

Bonus:What unusual distinction do these answers have in common ? -2 points. No penalty for a wrong guess.


Name the country in which one of the following athletes was born. The USA is the only country that's repeated. No letter needed, but give at least the last name of the athlete and his/her country with your answer.

Jason Day - golf
Katie Ledecky - swimming
P.K. Subban - ice hockey
Ichiro Suzuki - baseball
Ted Williams - baseball
Annika Sorenstam - golf
Vinko Bogataj - ski jumping**
Lewis Hamilton - auto racing
Li Na - tennis
Star Lotulelei - football
Manny Pacquiao - boxing
Fanny Blankers-Koen - athletics
Dirk Nowitzki - basketball**
Rafael Nadal - tennis
Pele - soccer
Simone Biles - gymnastics

**Each of these two players was born in a city that is in a different country now. Naming either country is ok, but they'll be counted together.


No letter needed for these random questions about music groups, films, etc.

*This album by Beyonce debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in April 2016
*He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1980 (no, not WG) and remains the NHL's second-leading point-scorer for defensemen
*This American anthropologist reported on South Pacific and Southeast Asian cultures in the 1960s and '70s
*This band's "You Sexy Thing" reached No. 1 in the UK in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s
*This San Francisco supervisor from 1977-78 was portrayed by Sean Penn on film
________ is the NATO phonetic word for W
*Name the royal house that included France's Louis XVI and XVIII, among others, and Spain's King Juan Carlos I
*This is the nickname of the singer born Judy Kay Newton in 1952
*Name the rapper born Tracey Lauren Marrow in 1958
_______ Curtis is an older brother of Ponyboy from The Outsiders
*This port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen was a major coffee trade locale until the 18th century
*Pee Wee Herman dances to this tune in Pee Wee's Big Adventure
*Canada Dry and Vernor's make this product flavored with Zingiber officinale

Bonus: What unusual distinction do these answers have in common ? -2 points. No penalty for a wrong guess.


Name any capital city (of a UN member country) that has the word port, town, or ville in its name. No need to name the country. 13 possible.

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TD 350, clt013, Bible Culture

1. Genesis: The story of Noah appears in this book. Since he could claim to have had a "floating zoo", name one of these movies with "Zoo" or an animal in the title.

A. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson (2001)
B. Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson (2011)
C. Kevin James, Rosario Dawson (2011)
D. Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman [voices] (2016)
E. Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh (2017)
F. Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell (1968)
G. Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken (1978)
H. Michael J. Fox, James Hampton (1985)
I. Lea Thompson, Chip Zien (1986)
J. Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Marguiles (2006)

2. Numbers: Name the writer of one of these books with a number in the title

A. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
B. A Tale of Two Cities
C. The Three Musketeers
D. The First Four Years
E. The Five People You Meet in Heaven
F. Catch-22
G. The 39 Steps
H. Fahrenheit 451
I. 1984
J. 2001: A Space Odyssey

3. Judges: Given a couple of people who have served as judges and the network, name the competition show.

A. Howard Stern, Piers Morgan (NBC)
B. Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba (ABC)
C. Kit Hoover, Steven A. Smith (ESPN)
D. Phil Vassar, Jewel (USA/NBC)
E. Dorothy Hammill, Mark Lund (FOX)
F. Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis (Food) [As "regular" judges, not "special" (so Chopped is a wrong answer)]
G. Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman (NBC)
H. Nicole Scherzinger, Demi Lovato (FOX)
I. Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck (Bravo)

4. Ruth, Esther: These are the only two books named for women. Name one of these celebrities who share their first name with a Biblical female.

A. Actress - Little Miss Sunshine, Scream Queens
B. Actress - Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect
C. Actress/Host - Full House, The View
D. Singer (1940s), Variety show hostess (1950s), LPGA major tournament once named for her
E. Actress - The Hunger Games series, Walk of Shame
F. Actress - Growing Pains
G. Actress - One Life to Live, Who's the Boss?
H. Original MTV VJ
I. Entertainment Tonight hostess; voice caused convulsions for Kramer
J. Actress - The O.C., Hart of Dixie

5. Song of Songs: Name the artist of one of these tunes with "song" in the title.

A. Song Sung Blue [1972]
B. Annie's Song [1974]
C. I Write the Songs [1975]
D. The Logical Song [1979]
E. Sad Songs (Say So Much) [1984]
F. There'll Be Sad Songs [1986]
G. Interstate Love Song [1994]
H. Love Song [2007]
I. The Lazy Song [2011]
J. Fight Song [2014]

6. Lamentations: This is the only book between the ones used in questions #5 or #7 that is not named after a man. All of these clues lead to an answer containing the name of a book in that stretch. Name one of them.

A. Boston Celtics' current NBA All-Star guard
B. Robert Redford film character (1972)
C. 2016 NFL rushing yards leader as rookie
D. Actor - My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood
E. Comedian/Actor - The Soup, Community
F. Actor - Good Times, Roots
G. Actor - Moneyball, 21 Jump Street
H. Actor - Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Producers
I. Writer - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

7. Luke: The writer of this gospel was a doctor. Given two of the cast members, name one of these TV shows with a medical theme.

A. Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin
B. Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer
C. Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella
D. Jane Seymour, Joe Lando
E. George Clooney, Anthony Edwards
F. Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl
G. Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps
H. Zach Braff, Donald Faison
I. William Daniels, Ed Begley, Jr.
J. Pernell Roberts, Gregory Harrison

8. Acts: Name one of these Oscar winners (*--Indicates in a supporting role) whose first names start with A,C,T or S.

A. *Les Miserables (2012)
B. Blue Jasmine (2013)
C. *Michael Clayton (2007)
D. The Blind Side (2009)
E. Dead Man Walking (1995)
F. The Pianist (2002)
G. *The Fighter (2010)
H. Philadelphia (1993)
I. Milk (2008)
J. *The Untouchables (1987)

9. Philemon: This is one of Paul's epistles - many of which end in "ans". Given some of the possible members, name one of these much more recent groups ending in "ans" to whom a letter could have been addressed.

A. TV show: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys
B. Kids' animated show: Pablo (penguin), Tasha (hippo), Tyrone (moose)
C. Music: Swedish singers of "Lovefool"
D. Movie: Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny
E. Literary characters: Uncas, Chingachgook
F. Music: Brickell's "What I Am" band
G. NBA: Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins
H. NFL: J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins
I. Movie team: Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling

10. Revelation: The last book of the Bible, so - given the artist and year - name one of these songs that contain "end" somewhere in their title.

A. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie [1981]
B. Pet Shop Boys [1985]
C. REM [1987]
D. Don Henley [1989]
E. Boyz II Men [1992]
F. Linkin Park [2000]
G. Avril Lavigne [2004]
H. Green Day [2004]

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, incorrect answer = +1)

11. Ten Commandments: A famous lists of "Don'ts" and "Do's", so choose up to six of these musical "commands" and name the artist who sang them.

A. Don't Be Cruel [1956]
B. Don't Bring Me Down [1979]
C. Don't Do Me Like That [1979]
D. Do It Again [1972]
E. Do That to Me One More Time [1980]
F. Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) [1986]
G. Don't Leave Me This Way [1976]
H. Don't Stop [1977]
I. Don't Stop Believin' [1981]
J. Don't Talk to Strangers [1982]

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TD 351, gamawire, Alphabet Soup

1. Easy as A-B-C: Name a film beginning with the letter A, B, or C that won the Oscar for best picture (I am excluding films beginning with articles, so An American in Paris would be incorrect as would The Broadway Melody). 17 possible answers.

2. “D”elightful Music: Name the artist associated with the album listed below. I have included the year of release for help and clarification. No need to list the album with your answer.
Dangerous (1991)
Dare to be Stupid (1985)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Dead Letter Office (1987)
Defenders of the Faith (1984)
Desire (1976)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Dirt (1992)
Disclaimer II (2004)
Discovery (2001)
Disintegration (1989)
Dixie Chicken (1971)
Don’t Look Back (1978)
Double Vision (1978)
Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Drive (2002)
Dynasty (1979)
3. Name the country serviced by the busy airport whose 3-letter airport code is listed below. Please list both the code and country with your answer. 15 possible answers.
4. “P”rofessional Sports: Name a professional major league sports team (NBA, NFL, NHL, or MLB) whose city name begins with the letter P – OR name a team whose nickname begins with P. Please respond with full team name. 16 possible answers. CLARIFICATION: Either the name of the city or the team nickname must begin with P. So a team called the Illinois Alligators that has home games in Peoria would be incorrect. Basically, I am using the name of the team, not necessarily where they play.

5. Buying a vowel: Name a U.S. state that begins with a vowel. 12 possible answers.

6. Double “U”: Give me an acceptable Scrabble word that contains at least two Us. ?? possible answers.

7. “LC”: That is the designation for the Library of Congress. Name an entertainer who has won the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which began in 2007 (one year had two honorees). 9 possible answers.

8. Acronyms: Tell me what one of these acronyms stand for. 10 possible answers.
9. Name an element of the periodic table that begins with a letter that comes after T in the alphabet (so that's U-Z). 15 possible answers. CLARIFICATION: It was just pointed out to me that some elements have had name changes (whatever page I was on did not reflect that), so I will accept the original names that those elements were given (in order to keep a higher number of correct responses). Sorry about that, folks.

10. Name the author of one of the books listed below. 12 possible answers.
Four Blind Mice
Fight Club
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fifty Shades of Grey
Forever Odd
First Impressions
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
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TD 352, clt013, Vision Iowa

1. Bridges of Madison County: The Clint Eastwood / Meryl Streep movie took place in an Iowa county that shares its name with a US president's surname. Name another county in the state which fits that description. [12 possible answers]

2. Twister: Although the movie was set in Oklahoma, some scenes were shot in Iowa. Name any 2-digit interstate found in Iowa, Oklahoma or in the one state that they both border. [12 possible answers]

3. Cedar Rapids: The plot of this movie revolves around an insurance conference held in Iowa's second largest city. Imagine that there actually was such an event and name any city from which attendees could obtain a non-stop flight to Cedar Rapids. [13 possible answers]

4. Field of Dreams: Perhaps the movie most associated with Iowa, but this question concerns music and not baseball. Choose one of the listed songs with "dream" in the title and name the artist. (Give response as letter followed by artist's name.) {Hint: Artist's initials (not in answer order)--BJ, CD, CH, DH, EB, GD, GW, JHJ, KP, TM}

A. All I Have To Do Is Dream (1958)
B. Daydream Believer (1967)
C. Dream Weaver (1976)
D. I Can Dream About You (1984)
E. Don't Dream It's Over (1987)
F. Shattered Dreams (1988)
G. Just Another Dream (1990)
H. River of Dreams (1993)
I. Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2005)
J. Teenage Dream (2010)

5. The Music Man: Meredith Willson's musical also became a film. Sticking with the title, name any singer with multiple Grammy wins for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance between 1966 and 2011. [11 possible answers]

6. The Final Season: This was a small-budget film about baseball shot mostly in the Cedar Rapids area (unlike the movie in #3 that despite its name was actually shot in Michigan). Switching sports, CR native Kurt Warner entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017. Name any retired quarterback who has more passing yards than Warner (32,344) but is not yet in the Hall of Fame. [15 possible answers] {Hints: Some (not all) answers include--A prolific product pitchman (PM); A Heisman winner (VT); Six Super Bowl losers: Bengals (BE & KA), Eagles (DM), Giants (KC), Patriots (DB), Seahawks (MH); A Rome "foe" (J(not C) E)}

7. Coach: Shots of Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City were used on this Craig T. Nelson television show--even though his character was coaching college football in Minnesota. Current University of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is entering his 19th season there. Given the school and years coached, name one of these other men who spent 19+ years leading a single school. (Give answer as letter followed by coach's name.)

A. Alabama (1958-1982)
B. Florida State (1976-2009)
C. Georgia (1964-1988)
D. Iowa (1979-1998)
E. Kansas State (1989-2005 & 2009-present)
F. Michigan (1969-1989)
G. Nebraska (1973-1997)
H. Penn State (1966-2011)
I. UCLA (1976-1995)
J. Virginia Tech (1987-2015)
K. West Virginia (1980-2000)

8. That 70s Show: Iowa native Ashton Kutcher was one of the stars on this 1998-2006 show, but let's go farther back in time for this question. Name any series to win an Emmy as either the Outstanding Comedy or Drama between 1970 and 1979. [13 possible answers] {Hint: Actors from some (not all) of these shows include William Windom, Ted Knight, Marilu Henner, Robert Young, Hal Holbrook, Glenda Jackson, Judy Norton-Taylor, Jean Marsh}

9. Love Boat: No, this program is not a correct answer for the previous question. Its cast, however, included Fred Grandy--who later represented Iowa in the US House of Representatives. Name one of these actors or athletes who also served in Congress. (Give response as letter followed by name.)

A. Minnesota Senator (Saturday Night Live)
B. Georgia Representative (Dukes of Hazzard)
C. Tennessee Senator (Law and Order)
D. California Representative (Sonny & Cher Show)
E. New Jersey Senator (Basketball - Princeton & Knicks)
F. Kentucky Representative & Senator (Baseball - Philllies and Tigers)
G. Colorado Representative & Senator (Judo - Olympic team captain)
H. New York Representative (Football - Bills)
I. Oklahoma Representative (Football - Seahawks)
J. Maryland Representative (Basketball - Hawks, Knicks & Bullets)

10. Jeopardy!: A Grinnell College student won the 1993 College Tournament. Name another NCAA school (Division I, II or III) in the state. [15 possible answers]

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, Incorrect answer = +1, "Sheep" answer = 0) [The most used answer will be worth zero, not -1]

11. Butter: The plot of this movie concerns butter sculptures at the Iowa State Fair. The actual Fair is known for having a butter cow (and this year a Laura Ingalls Wilder) sculpture. That event takes place in Iowa's capital of Des Moines, but many states hold their Fairs in locations other than their capital. From the given list (via Wikipedia), choose up to six cities and name the State Fair that is held there.

A. Palmer
B. Timonium
C. Sedalia
D. Great Falls
E. Grand Island
F. Minot
G. Huron
H. Rutland
I. Puyallup
J. West Allis
K. Douglas

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TD 353, clt013, Title IX

1. Meet Me Hathaway: Given half of the total words in the title, name one of these movies featuring Anne Hathaway. [Hint: A,B = 1 word titles; C, D, E, F = 2 words; G, H, I = 4 words]

A. ____inked! [voice]
B. ____tellar
C. _____ Wars
D. ____ Enchanted
E. Get _____
F. Becoming ____
G. Love & ____ ____
H. The Dark ____ ____
I. The Devil ____ ____

2. Heart, Broken: These Heart songs have been broken into pieces. Can you put one together? (Give answer as letter and number of the parts that combine to make an entire song title.) [Ex: Who Run You + Will To = Who Will You Run To; zy on + Cra You = Crazy on You]

A. Al
B. Bar uda
C. gic
D. Nev
E. Not at
F. St ded
G. Tall some anger
H. The ams
I. Wh out Lo

1. at Ab ve
2. Dark Hand Str
3. er
4. hin' All
5. Ma Man
6. one
7. rac
8. ran
9. se Dre

3. Kiss Me, Kate: Name one of these Kate Beckinsale movies based on her co-star, the year of release, the initials of the title and number of letters in each word. [Hints for some (not all) titles in other words: Pleasant surprise, "Infamy" site, Available hotel room, Pluto's dominion, Illegal item, What witness swears to tell]

A. Mackenzie Astin [1998 T_ _ L_ _ _ D_ _ _ o_ D_ _ _ _ (3, 4, 4, 2, 5 letters)]
B. Ben Affleck [2001 P_ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _ (5, 6)]
C. John Cusack [2001 S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (11)]
D. Scott Speedman [2003 U _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (10)]
E. Adam Sandler [2006 C _ _ _ _ (5)]
F. Luke Wilson [2007 V _ _ _ _ _ _ (7)]
G. David Schwimmer [2008 N _ _ _ _ _ _ B_ _ t _ _ T _ _ _ _ (7, 3, 3, 5)]
H. Mark Wahlberg [2012 C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (10)]
I. Colin Farrell [2012 T _ _ _ _ R _ _ _ _ _ (5, 6)]

4. Rich Hazel Toner: Unscramble one of these Charlize Theron movie titles.

A. eth slived vetoacad (1997)
B. hitmyg ejo ngoyu (1998)
C. het startsauno ewfi (1999)
D. enderire msgea (2000)
E. hte gnleed fo grabge caven (2000)
F. het nitaali obj (2003)
G. ni eth laveyl fo hale (2007)
H. gyoun latdu (2011)
I. kadr scapel (2015)

5. Music Meets Movie: Given a song and artist from the soundtrack and a lead actress, name one of these movies.

A. Evergreen (Barbra Streisand), Barbra Streisand
B. Beautiful Stranger (Madonna), Heather Graham
C. Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler), Barbara Hershey
D. [Movie title]…What A Feeling (Irene Cara), Jennifer Beals
E. Let's Hear it For the Boy (Deniece Williams), Lori Singer
F. Let It Go (Idina Menzel), Kristen Bell {voice}
G. Stay {I Missed You} (Lisa Loeb), Winona Ryder
H. My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion), Kate Winslet
I. Magic (Olivia Newton-John), Olivia Newton-John

6. Reese's Pieces: Given parts of each word in the title, name one of these Reese Witherspoon movies.

A. _lea_____ill_ (1998) [1 word; 13 letters]
B. _rue_ __tent____ (1999) [2 words; 5, 10]
C. __gal__ __on__ (2001) [2 words; 7, 6]
D. _we__ __me _lab___ (2002) [3 words; 5, 4, 7]
E. __nit_ _air (2004) [2 words; 6, 4]
F. _ou_ ___is_mas__ (2008) [2 words; 4, 11]
G. _ow _o _o_ _no_ (2010) [4 words; 4, 2, 3, 4]
H. _at__ _or ___phan__ (2011) [3 words; 5, 3, 9]
I. _o_ _ur__it (2015) [2 words; 3, 7]

7. Scarlett Overkill: Given a description (mostly pulled from Wikipedia) of her role and the year of release, name one of these Scarlett Johansson movies.

A. Young college graduate in Tokyo (2003)
B. 17th century servant of Johannes Vermeer (2003)
C. American woman spending summer in Spain (2008)
D. Janet Leigh (2012)
E. A computer operating system (2013)
F. Otherworldly woman who preys on Scottish men (2014)
G. Woman who takes drug and reaches 100% of cerebral capacity (2014)
H. Synchronized swimming actress (2016)
I. A cyborg supersoldier (2017)

8. Deja Tunes: Given two of the artists, years and peak chart positions, name one of these songs that charted multiple times.

A. Bananarama (1984, #9), Ace of Base (1998, #10)
B. Carole King (1971, #1), Martika (1989, #25)
C. Brenda K. Starr (1988, #13), Mariah Carey (1999, #4)
D. Chaka Khan (1978, #21), Whitney Houston (1993, #4)
E. LaBelle (1975, #1), Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, Lil' Kim (2001, #1)
F. Little Eva (1962, #1), Kylie Minogue (1988, #3)
G. Bonnie Tyler (1983, #1), Nicki French (1995, #2)
H. Vicki Sue Robinson (1976, #10), Gloria Estefan (1994, #13)
I. Supremes (1966, #1), Kim Wilde (1987, #1)

9. Natalie, Attired: Name a Natalie Portman movie based on these pictures (Letters go A-C, D-F, G-I left to right each row.)

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, Incorrect answer = +1, "Sheep" answer = 0) [The most used answer will be worth zero, not -1]

10. Answer up to five of these questions (Give response as letter followed by answer.)

A. Meet Me Hathaway: Name the movie - _____ ___ing Married
B. Heart, Broken: Turn these pieces into a whole song title -- If uld ill Looks Co K
C. Kiss Me, Kate: Name the movie - Simon Pegg [2015 A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (10, 8)]
D. Rich Hazel Toner: Unscramble the title - comita nobled (2017)
E. Music Meets Movie: Name the movie - Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing (Tori Kelly), 2 actresses from above [voices]
F. Reese's Pieces: Name the movie - _hi_ Me___ _a_ (2012) [3 words; 4, 5, 3]
G. Scarlett Overkill: Name the movie - Restaurant hostess (2014)
H. Deja Tunes: Name the song - Cyndi Lauper (1989, #6), Celine Dion (2003, #45)
I. Natalie, Attired: Name the movie based on this picture

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TD 354, BobF, Mr. Peabody VIII My Homework

2020: I don't know what's going to happen in this year yet. But there's a news show called 20/20. The one with the really catchy theme song. Name one of the 13 people who have served as ANCHORS of 20/20, not correspondents. There's currently 2 anchors.

1995: The year of the birth of my first child. He didn't make this list, but I'm asking you to give me one of the top 10 boy or girl names for US born babies for 1995 according to Social Security records.

1976: The year of our bicentennial. So what I'm going to ask is to name the date observed by any North American nation as their version of Independence Day, nation and date.

1957: Interesting year here from my own personal perspective, so there's 3 questions here.
1. First manned satellite went into orbit. This is important to me because I've always been fascinated with space and I got to work for NASA for 2 1/2 years before the commute killed me. So, name a man who blasted off on a mission where a person walked on the moon. In other words, someone aboard Apollo XI, XII, XIV, XV, XVI or XVII.

2. 1957 was the last year the Dodgers played in Brooklyn and the Giants played in New York. Name any of the major sports franchises (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) that have relocated to or from California, or have moved from one metropolitan area to another within California.

3. The Pluto Platter AKA Frisbee was invented. Ultimate Frisbee is my all-time favorite sport. For this one, you'll need to give me the letter and tell me the name of this throw.
A. The easiest and probably most commonly used throw. It is the most generic and natural way to throw a disc.
B. Put 2 fingers (Pointer & middle) under the disc and your thumb on top. Throw as if you were trying to skip a flat rock on water. Keeping the disc parallel with the ground is really important. The key element to the [redacted] throw is the spin you put on the disc.
C. Simply pretend like you are throwing an axe. First, hold the disc with your pointer and middle finger on the inner side of the disc, your thumb on the other side. (It is typically held the same way as a [throw B]).
D. With your thumb in the cup of the disc and all four fingers on top stretch your arm out. Your arm should be straight and parallel with the ground with the disc as far away from your shoulder as possible.
E. In one motion lift up your arm and straighten it, unbend your knees, and give the disc a tiny bit of spin as you release it upward.
F. Only effective for short passes, it resembles a shovel pass in football. Hold the frisbee like throw A, but give it an outward push as you release it.

1938: Germany annexed Sudetenland. So, your challenge will be to name a country that was fully taken over by another country during the 20th century.

1919: The year the 18th Amendment, Prohibition, went into effect. Also the year that 21 people were killed by a tidal wave of molasses in Boston. Maybe they outlawed the wrong liquid? Give me an amendment and the year that amendments (11 through 27) took effect.

1890: The last time in the 19th century we had 2 new states added to the union, as Idaho and Wyoming entered the union. Name a state admitted to the union 1890 or earlier that was admitted the same year as another U.S. state (18 possible answers).

1872: Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected to a second term in office. Name one of his 11 predecessors who did NOT receive a 2nd term in office (i.e, they must have served no more than 4 years in office and not won an election while the incumbent).

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TD 355, morbeedo, Something ________?

Name the original work that inspired one of the following adaptations
• Blue Jasmine
• Clueless
• 10 Things I Hate About You
• My Fair Lady
• Spamalot
• A Thousand Acres
• Easy A
• Blade Runner
• Still Star-Crossed
• Apocalypse Now
• Cruel Intentions
• O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Name any shade of the color blue

Name one of these "OLD" things
• Sir Peter Hall and Kevin Spacey have both served as artistic director of this London Theatre established in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre
• Spike Lee directed the 2013 remake of this Korean thriller with the tagline “Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.”
• This geological feature is Yellowstone National Park’s premier attraction
• 1957 Walt Disney film about a boy and a stray dog in post-Civil War Texas, based on a book by Fred Gipson
• Discount clothing chain launched in 1993 as Gap Warehouse and rebranded in 1994
• T.S. Eliot collection of whimsical poems about felines
• Public university established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary
• Term for a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance
• Mrs. Jarley is the proprietor of a travelling waxworks show in this sentimental Dickens novel
• Snoozers and nail biters will tell you that these behaviors “die hard”
• Children’s book seen here
• The language of the text seen here
Name a place (city, state, county, province, country or territory) whose name starts with “New” (either the word or the letters). Be specific, e.g., South Orange, NJ or West Yorkshire, England

Name one of these things that sounds like a type of fish
• Kurt Vonnegut’s failed sci-fi writer alter ego
• A high resting place, perhaps for a cat
• An anomaly or one-off
• Mr. de la Renta
• TV’s Mr. Donovan
• To struggle or thrash about
• Observer of constellations
• There's one born every minute
• To nag or pester
Stranger Things fan favorite confirmed to be 100% dead by the Duffer Brothers
• In folklore, a demon or spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses
• Italian Mannerist painter whose work is seen here
Name the actor who played Hamlet, Gertrude or Ophelia in any of these well-known film adaptations of Hamlet: 1948, 1990, 1996 or 2000, OR name the film actor who played Hamlet in a recent stage production at The Public Theater directed by Sam Gold

Name one of the 20 world capital cities geographically closest to Nice, France (source: Google maps). Looking for capitals of countries or independent states - Palermo, Sicily doesn't count

Name an artist or writer associated with the Dada or Surrealist movements of the early 20th century

Name one of these bad hombres / bad chicas
This dad with anger management issues goes a little mad at the Overlook Hotel in a Stephen King novel
This Disney dame is just wild for black and white spotted puppies!
• Ruth Gordon played this nosy neighbor who goes gaga over Rosemary’s Baby
• “It’s all for you,” says the nanny of this devilish birthday boy before hanging herself, much to the dismay of the assembled guests
• In the most recent season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Olenna Tyrell admits to Jaime Lannister that it was she who poisoned this twisted boy-king, who once made life hell for Sansa Stark
• Trust me. You don’t want to meet the business end of this guy’s baseball bat, Lucille in AMC’s The Walking Dead
• In The Little Mermaid, she’s the nasty sea witch who tricks Ariel into making a devil’s bargain
• Angelina Jolie will reprise her role as this title Disney villainess in an upcoming sequel
• Bond guy Daniel Craig played this Shakespearean schemer opposite David Oyelowo in a limited run at the Public Theatre that closed in January
• Libel, slander, attempted overthrow of a government, attempted first-degree murder and extortion are just a few of the crimes of this character from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, who has the most famous aria in the opera
• Coraline defeats this monstrous entity in a dark fantasy novella by Neil Gaiman
• Dennis Hopper plays this sadistic maniac and substance abuser in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet
Name a historical figure associated with any of the following revolutions: The American Revolution (1775-1783), The French Revolution (1789-1799), The Russian Revolution (1905-1907), The Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)

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TD 356, clt013, Ball-a-palooza


1. Golden Girls (& Guys): Choose one of the following Olympic champions and name the sport in which they claimed a gold medal. (Give answer as letter followed by sport.)

A. Kurt Angle
B. Bonnie Blair
C. Brandi Chastain
D. Natalie Coughlin
E. Michael Johnson
F. Shawn Johnson
G. Greg Louganis
H. Misty May-Treanor
I. Picabo Street
J. Shaun White
K. Katarina Witt

2. Nascar Numbers: Given the number(s) of their car and years of series titles, name one of these champion NASCAR drivers. (Give answer as letter followed by driver's name.) {Hint: Yes, the "expected" RP, DE, JJ and JG are included as well as two KBs, a DW, a TS and three others.}

A. 2 (1980), 3 (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
B. 2 (2012)
C. 11 (1976, 1977, 1978)
D. 11 (1981, 1982, 1985)
E. 18 (2015)
F. 20 (2002, 2005), 14 (2011)
G. 24 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001)
H. 41, 42, 43 (1964), 43 (1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)
I. 44 (1984), 5 (1996)
J. 48 (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016)
K. 97 (2004)

3. Masters = Their Domain: Champion golfers come from all over the world. Choose one Masters winner from this list and give his country. [Note: Answering "United Kingdom" or "Great Britain" earns a "Be more specific".] (Give answer as letter followed by country.)

A. Angel Cabrera
B. Adam Scott
C. Mike Weir
D. Nick Faldo
E. Vijay Singh
F. Bernhard Langer
G. Sandy Lyle
H. Trevor Immelman
I. Jose Maria Olazabal
J. Larry Mize
K. Ian Woosnam

4. MLS Listing: Choose one of the nicknames and give the city where that Major League Soccer squad plays. (Give answer as letter followed by city.)

A. Crew
B. Dynamo
C. Earthquakes
D. Fire
E. Galaxy
F. Impact
G. Rapids
H. Sounders
I. Timbers
J. Union
K. Whitecaps

5. Big Screen Baseball: Given two of the actors, name one of the listed baseball-related movies. (Give answer as letter followed by movie title.)

A. Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal (1976)
B. Robert Redford and Glenn Close (1984)
C. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon (1988)
D. Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes (1989)
E. Tom Hanks and Geena Davis (1992)
F. Danny Glover and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1994)
G. Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston (1999)
H. Dennis Quaid and Rachel Griffiths (2002)
I. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill (2011)
J. Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams (2012)
K. Jon Hamm and Lake Bell (2014)

6. This Used to be Our Playground: Choose one of these teams and name the professional league (some now defunct) in which they played. (Give answer as letter followed by league name.)

A. Baltimore Stallions
B. Cleveland Barons
C. Houston Comets
D. Kentucky Colonels
E. Memphis Maniax
F. Michigan Panthers
G. Minnesota Fighting Saints
H. Montreal Machine
I. Providence Steam Roller
J. The Hawaiians
K. Waterloo Hawks


7. Court Queens:  The "Open" era of tennis began in 1968 when professionals were allowed to play in Grand Slam tournaments. Name any woman who has won at least 5 major (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) singles titles during the Open era. [12 possible answers]

8. Bowl Business: Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of college football bowl games. Name any state scheduled to host a FBS (formerly known as Division I-A) bowl game following the 2017 regular season. [16 possible answers]

9. O-N-E M-V-P: Since the NBA began handing out the MVP award, thirteen players have combined to claim 43 of the 62 trophies. Name one of the "singleton" winners. [19 possible answers]

10. Not the Original Six: With the Vegas Knights starting play this season, the NHL has now more than quintupled in size over the last 50 years. Of the "non-original six" teams, 15 have made multiple appearances in the Stanley Cup Final - with only Colorado yet to lose. Name one of the other expansion franchises to reach at least two Finals. [14 possible answers]

11. Seven of One, Ten of Another: Name a track or field event that is part of the women's heptathlon and/or men's decathlon. (Note: Just "running" will be counted as incorrect - please provide a distance.) [13 possible answers]

12. Super Super Signal-Callers: Name any quarterback to have started consecutive Super Bowls. [13 possible answers]

BONUS Round (Correct answer = -1, Incorrect answer = +1, "Sheep" for each question = 0, Singletons = Additional -1)

There are four categories below. You may give up to ten total answers, with no more than three in one category. If you happen to get a singleton, you will receive an additional BONUS of (-1). [Scoring examples: 1) Three correct answers for a question, but one is the sheep response = a net bonus of -2 (two correct answers = -2, sheep answer = 0) for that question. 2) Three correct responses for a question and one is a singleton = a net bonus of -4 for that question.]

A. World Series: The New York Yankees have appeared in 40 Fall Classics and won 27 of them. Name another franchise (keep previous locations in mind) to win the championship in more than half of their World Series appearances.

B. NFL at NCAA: Name an NCAA FBS school whose current stadium (not shared with NFL team - so Miami, Pittsburgh, USC, etc. do not count) hosted a regular season NFL game in the last 25 years.

C. Super Bowl: Name any franchise to have won at least one Super Bowl by 19 or more points.

D. Arenamates: This year, the NHL Red Wings and NBA Pistons will both begin play in the same new building. Name another arena (or its city) currently shared by NHL and NBA team(s). [i.e. For the referenced situation, either Little Caesars Arena or Detroit would have been accepted.]

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TD 357, Ironhorse, Autumn Assortment

1) Give both first names of one of these pairs of famous twins, given their last name (at time of birth), birth year, and field of notability. Please provide the letter with your answer. (I will accept pseudonyms for people best known under them, but please provide the full pseudonym if this is the case.

A. Friedman (1918, newspaper syndication)
B. Wilde (1922, acting)
C. Barclay (1934, business)
D. Gibb (1949, music)
E. Turnley (1955, photography)
F. Deal (1961, music)
G. Kelly (1964, space exploration)
H. Bush (1981, political family)
I. Olsen (1986, acting)
J. Lopez (1988, basketball)

2) Name a poem by Langston Hughes, Charles Bukowski, or Sylvia Plath. Please specify which poet authored your answer.

3) There are ten classes in the Dewey Decimal System, numbered 000, 100, and so on through 900. Given an alphabetical list of the classes, match one of them to the proper number.

Arts and recreation
Computer science, information, and general works
History and geography
Philosophy and psychology
Pure science
Social sciences

4) In honor of a frequent destination for late night dates for my wife and I: Name one of the ways to order hash browns at Waffle House listed on the menu. (9 possible answers)

5) Two TDs ago, myself and another contestant were surprised that we both came up with Newton, Kansas for a place name beginning with “New”. Newton is barely too small to qualify for this question, though! Name a city in Kansas with at least 20,000 residents as of the 2013 census estimate. (23 possible answers)

6) Name a current Member Country of OPEC. (14 possible answers)

7)  Name one of the 19 museums or galleries currently operated under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution.

8) I wanted to pay tribute in some small way to J!’s recent 12 game winner, a New York native. Identify the New York band or solo artist behind one of the following songs, given the year of release (please specify which letter).

A. The Boxer (1969)
B. Sweet Jane (1973)
C. Planet Rock (1982)
D. Burning Down the House (1983)
E. No Sleep til Brooklyn (1987)
F. I Don’t Wanna Cry (1991)
G. Pull Me Under (1992)
H. Iris (1998)
I. Waiting for Tonight (1999)
J. Stacy’s Mom (2003)
K. Poker Face (2008)

9) I used to be a fairly serious tournament chess player. Now with a wife, three kids, and approximately 60 hours of work a week, I have to content myself with postal chess. Unscramble one of these chess terms (please specify which letter). All the terms below are one word unless otherwise specified; some may be proper names or nouns.

A. cneaeghx
B. nazzwgug
C. aarskvop
D. eetckhcam
E. tiagbm
F. aiircscfe
G. asnntpaes (two words)
H. aancacbapl
I. uedqsinee
J. weszcniugzh
K. naiclsii

10) Identify the religious movement whose founding is associated with one of these people (please specify which letter).
A. Bahá'u'lláh
B. L. Ron Hubbard
C. Mary Baker Eddy
D. Joseph Smith
E. Marshall Applewhite
F. Charles Taze Russell
G. William Booth
H. Ann Lee
I. Claude Vorilhon
J. Wallace Fard Muhammad

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TD 358, Peachbox, Random Trivia

Each answer will have a set of double letters. All are consonant combos, except for one UU word. No combo is repeated. The combos, in no particular order, are: RR, TT, VV, ZZ, KK, JJ, XX, SS, UU, YY, WW

Setonix brachyurus is about the size of a domestic cat
This is the name for the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca
A small donkey is a _____
This is the capital of Belgium
An empire, or a padded footstool
This is the capital of Greenland
This word means perceptive or knowledgeable; used with tech- and media-
Native American word that's come to mean a gathering or meeting
1982 arcade game wherein the player flies a fighter craft through a fortress
Persian scientist and poet known for a famous Rubiyat
Music group with the hits "Let It Whip" and "Joystick''


Name a cast member of the movies Ghostbusters (1984) or Ghostbusters (2016). Anyone who may have been in both will be counted just once.


Be sure to provide both parts of one of the following Before and After choices. Example: Creator of Hamilton musical + Right to remain silent case = Lin-Manuel Miranda vs. Arizona

Rapper who wore clocks + Roman Colosseum's aka
Uncle Tom's Cabin subtitle + Richard Scarry character
Roman marvel of engineering + all-purpose fix-it item?
Magical saying from Cinderella + To Kill A Mockingbird character
Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee hit + former MLB player and manager
Photographic process named after its French inventor + Herman Melville book
King of the wild frontier + Miami Vice character duo
Jupiter feature + streaming service developed in Sweden
(variations counted together for the above option)
Capital of Uzbekistan + news announcer on The Simpsons
"Equine" brand of household cleaner first sold in the 1890s + Beverly Hills Cop character

Name one of the rabbits pictured here. They’re distinctive enough that no letter is needed.


Each answer of one or more words will begin with the letter I. Keeping that in mind, identify the...

...ship that transported the unassembled Statue of Liberty to the U.S. founded in 1821 that’s sometimes referred to as the “crossroads of America”
...WWII battle where a U.S. flag was raised on Mount Suribachi
...medieval explorer and scholar from Morocco, author of The Travels
… ship whose crew tried to communicate with Amelia Earhart on her fateful flight as she neared Howland Island
...Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533-1547
…moon that Galileo and Simon Marius both discovered in the early 1600s
…country whose capital became New Delhi in 1931
…scientist who wrote the Principia Mathematica in 1687
…journalist and muckraker who wrote The History of the Standard Oil Company
…Latin name for the ancient city of Troy

UNRELATED BONUS Q: Really. No "I" needed here. Mary Galloway, Sarah Edmonds, Albert D.J. Cashier, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, and several others shared what not-as-unusual-as-you-might-think distinction during the Civil War? No penalty for a wrong guess.-3 points

Name one of the novelists, poets, or playwrights of the following works/descriptions whose first and last names start with consecutive letters. Ignore middle names/initials. Example: Edna Ferber, Larry McMurtry. Need full names on this one.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Agnes Grey
The Burden of Proof, Testimony
A Clockwork Orange
Ode to a Nightingale, Endymion
Poet laureate of the U.K. from 1968-72. Actor son has won 3 Oscars.
A Doll's House, Hedda Gabbler
A Room of One's Own, To the Lighthouse
David Copperfield, Bleak House
A Room with a View, Maurice
Old Yeller
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Goosebumps books
'Night, Mother
Mexican poet, 1990 Nobel Prize winner


Name the song title based on one of these misheard lyrics. Year of release (as a single) for each song is noted. Be sure to provide corresponding letter with you answer.

A. ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy - 1967
B. Hold me closer Tony Danza, count the head lice on the highway - 1972
C. There's a bathroom on the right - 1969
D. Secret Asian man.....secret Asian man - 1966
E. Last night, I dreamt of some bagels..... - 1987
F. No duck's a hazard, in the classroom - 1979
G. Don't be afraid to catch fish - 2017
H. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life's a butter stream - mid- to late 1800s?
I. Tattoo's not too late - 1980
J. The girl with colitis goes by..... - 1967
K. The ants are my friends, is... - 1963
L. With a bird in the shade it's a lonely view - 1999


Name a credited cast member of the TV shows Laugh-In (1968-70), SCTV (1976-84), or Fridays (1980-82). Regular cast members only; no guest hosts or appearances.

Pick one option listed below.

*This is sometimes known as a top hat or cylinder hat
*What network launched in 1981 with a Buggles video?
*The third season of American Horror Story was called what?
*Anemia can happen when the body has a deficiency of this element
*This jawless fish of the order Petromyzontiformes is sometimes called an eel
*Former NFL player William Perry had this nickname
*What is the 1980 novel by Thomas Disch in which five courageous household objects try to find their owner?
*He was an NFL player and star of Hunter
*This is a Spanish dance or an online movie ticket seller
*A cast iron or steel exercise weight that looks like a bowling ball with a handle is called what?
*This was Ray Parker's band
*This countertop machine is sometimes called a liquidiser

BONUS: What distinction do these answers have in common? No penalty for a wrong guess. – 2 points

Identify a country whose name in English begins with E, I, O, U, or Y. Bonus of -1 point if you name the capital of the same country you pick. No penalty for a wrong guess on the bonus.

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TD 359, clt013, Remix

1. March Madness (TD 338): Name a city that has hosted the Final Four since the NCAA began holding those games exclusively in domed stadiums (1997). [11 possible answers]

2. Grab Bag (TD 340): Name's the Same - Provided their surnames [plus their shows' initials (and lengths of each word) in parentheses], give the first name shared by one of these pairs of TV characters. (Give response as letter followed by name.)

A. Brady [T _ _ B _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ (3,5,5)], Vessey [E _ (2)]
B. Blake [S _ _ _ _ _ - D _ _ (6-3)], Moon [F _ _ _ _ _ _ (7)]
C. Benes [S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8)], Nardo [T _ _ _ (4)]
D. Munroe [C _ _ _ _ _ _ ' _ A _ _ _ _ _ (8,6)], Taylor [H _ _ _ I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (4,11)]
E. Kapowski [S _ _ _ _ B _ T _ _ B _ _ _ (5,2,3,4)], Taylor [B _ _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ , 9 _ _ _ _ (7,5,5)]
F. Holt [R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _ (9,6)], Ingalls [L _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ o _ t _ _ P _ _ _ _ _ _ (6,5,2,3,7)]
G. Ewing [D _ _ _ _ _ (6)], Ricardo [I L _ _ _ L _ _ _ (1,4,4)]
H. Bundy [M _ _ _ _ _ _ … W _ _ _ C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7,4,8)], Olson [M _ _ M _ _ (3,3)]

3. Hit List (TD 342):  Hands [1998] - All correct answers to the listed clues contain "hand". Name one of them. (Give response as letter followed by answer.)

A. Allstate slogan (4 words)
B. Beatles song (US #1 in 1964)
C. Clothing from older sibling
D. Hootie & the Blowfish debut single (1994)
E. M&M's slogan
F. Paul Newman movie (1967)
G. Prince's raspberry beret was the kind you'd find here
H. Rebecca De Mornay movie (1992)
I. Rollie Fingers' mustache type
J. Tool-toting, overall-wearing Smurf

4. LOL (TD 344): "A"ctresses - Given titles of their movies and/or TV shows, name one of these actresses whose first name starts with "A". (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Gilmore Girls, Tuck Everlasting
B. The Crush, Clueless
C. The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire
D. Joan of Arcadia, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
E. Ugly Betty, Superstore
F. Parks and Recreation, Baby Mama
G. Groundhog Day, Four Weddings and a Funeral
H. Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Maleficent
I. The Piano, True Blood
J. Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy

5. Baseball (TD 346): National Pastime: Minor league baseball teams can be found in many locations from coast to coast. Name a state (besides the two which host spring training) with at least 5 affiliated (Rookie, A, AA or AAA) minor league teams. [10 possible answers]

6. Potpourri 100 (TD 347): Name the city whose airport is represented by one of these codes. (Give response as letter followed by city.) {Hint: In most (not all) cases, the code is the first three letters of the city.}


7. Bible Culture (TD 350): There are 7 sets of "1st/2nd" books (see bonus round for the lone "1st/2nd/3rd" set) in the Bible. Name one of these 14 books. (Example: If there were 1st & 2nd Ezra, then either 1 Ezra or 2 Ezra would be a correct response.)

8. Vision Iowa (TD 352): Double Trouble was a short-lived TV series featuring twin sisters in Des Moines. All of the following answers feature a repeated word. Name one of them. (Give response as letter followed by answer.)

A. Island in French Polynesia
B. Thompson Twins song (1984)
C. Hungry Like the Wolf group
D. Star Wars' Binks
E. Singer backed up by the Cult Jam
F. The Kingsmen song (1963)
G. The Mamas and The Papas song (1966)
H. RFK killer
I. TV show with twins Tia and Tamara
J. Washington city

9. Title IX (TD 353): Music Meets Movie - Many music artists have acted in movies. Given titles of both a song and a movie, name one of these singer/actresses. (Give response as letter followed by name.)

A. Fallin', The Secret Life of Bees
B. Believe, Moonstruck
C. Jolene, 9 to 5
D. I Kissed A Girl, The Smurfs [voice]
E. Miss Independent, From Justin to Kelly
F. Cherish, Desperately Seeking Susan
G. Candy, A Walk to Remember
H. Someday, Glitter
I. Private Dancer, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

10. Ball-a-palooza (TD 356): Golden Girls (Global Version) - Given the athlete, name the sport in which they won Olympic gold and their home country. [Give answer as number followed by two letters. (Example: If there were a #11 and she was a golfer from the US, then the correct response would be 11CT)]

1. Nadia Comaneci
2. Elena Dementieva
3. Jessica Ennis
4. Anni Freisinger
5. Alex Morgan
6. Inbee Park
7. Anja Parson
8. Dawn Fraser
9. Marianne Vos
10. Hayley Wickenheiser

A. Alpine skiing
B. Cycling
C. Golf
D. Gymnastics
E. Ice hockey
F. Soccer
G. Speed skating
H. Swimming
I. Tennis
J. Track

K. Australia
L. Canada
M. England
N. Germany
O. Netherlands
P. Romania
Q. Russia
R. South Korea
S. Sweden
T. United States

The completely optional (You do not have to guess at any of these questions) BONUS Round
(Correct answer = -1, Incorrect answer = +1, "Sheep" response on each question = 0)

11. BONUS Track #1: Super 8 - Answer up to three of the following questions (Give responses as letter followed by answer.)

A. I'm Super: Name the 1999 movie which featured this song
B. Superdome: Name the current corporate sponsor of the New Orleans stadium
C. Superfly: Name the wrestling star (famous for leaping from a steel cage in 1982) known by this nickname
D. Superfudge: Name the author of this 1980 children's book
E. Superman (It's Not Easy): Name the artist who released this single in 2001
F. Superstar: Name the actress who played the title character in this 1999 movie based on a Saturday Night Live skit
G. Super Bowl: Name the only team to score over 40 points and allow less than 10 points in the same SB game
H. Super Jeopardy!: Name the winner of this 1990 tournament

12. BONUS Track #2: ROTFL--Rows of Three Famous Ladies - Choose up to three of the following sets of pictures (mostly actresses, models and musicians) and name the ladies. You must correctly identify all three in a set (no partial credit). The letters refer to first names (L & X are character names) going from left to right and for the "#" I am looking for the name of the group associated with the woman pictured. [Include last names for all but L, X & #]

Example - CLT
Example answer = Christina Hendricks, Lea Michele, Taylor Momsen









13. BONUS Track #3: Medley - Answer up to four of the following questions (Give responses as letter followed by answer.)

A. Name the only city to host a Final Four in a dome before 1997 but never since
B. Give the first name shared by these TV characters: Halliwell [C _ _ _ _ _ _ (7)], Thunderman [T _ _ T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (3,11)]
C. Name the artist responsible for the song (Hands) listed in question #3
D. Name the "A"ctress: The Whole Nine Yards, Brockmire
E. Name the only Canadian province with an affiliated minor league team
F. Name the city whose airport is represented by this code: SUX
G. Give the name that goes with the only set of "1st/2nd/3rd" Bible books
H. Give the answer with a repeating word: A young girl's strange, erotic trip from Milan to Minsk
I. Name the two singers who "starred" in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
J. Name the Golden Girl's sport and home country: Oksana Baiul

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TD 360, clt013, Taylor Made

1. Taylor Swift had a top-selling album titled Red and items of that color also filled Big Bird's Book of Red. Name the Sesame Street character(s) [include both names when there are two in the same picture] in one of these nine photos.

Sesame Pictures

2. Opie Taylor was played by Ron Howard on the Andy Griffith Show and the child actor grew up to become a well-known movie director. Given the names of two actors and the year of release, name one of these Howard-helmed films. (Give answer as letter followed by title.)

A. Michael Keaton & Shelley Long (1982)
B. Tom Hanks & Darryl Hannah (1984)
C. Don Ameche & Wilford Brimley (1985)
D. Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman (1992)
E. Tom Hanks & Kevin Bacon (1995)
F. Mel Gibson & Rene Russo (1996)
G. Russell Crowe & Jennifer Connelly (2001)
H. Frank Langella & Michael Sheen (2008)
I. Vince Vaughn & Kevin James (2011)
J. Chris Hemsworth & Olivia Wilde (2013)

3. Taylor Hicks was like many American Idol winners in that he pretty much faded into obscurity after the show. Match the first and last name of one of these other Idol winners. [Sorry, Kelly & Carrie not included.] (Give answer as number followed by letter.)

1. Caleb
2. Candice
3. David
4. Fantasia
5. Jordin
6. Kris
7. Lee
8. Nick
9. Phillip
10. Ruben
11. Scotty
12. Trent

A. Allen
B. Barrino
C. Cook
D. DeWyze
E. Fradiani
F. Glover
G. Harmon
H. Johnson
I. McCreery
J. Phillips
K. Sparks
L. Studdard

4. Elizabeth Taylor was nominated for many Oscars and won the Best Actress honor twice. Name another woman to win multiple Oscars for Best Actress. [12 possible answers]

5. Taylor Dayne reached #1 on the Billboard chart with her song Love Will Lead You Back in 1990. Name an artist of one of these other tunes that topped the hit list that year. (Give answer as letter followed by artist.)

A. Opposites Attract
B. Escapade
C. Black Velvet
D. Nothing Compares 2 U
E. Vogue
F. Hold On
G. Step by Step
H. Blaze of Glory
I. (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection
J. Ice Ice Baby
K. I'm Your Baby Tonight

6. Zachary Taylor was the 12th president of the United States. Name one of the men who preceded him in that position. [11 possible answers]

7. Taylor Twellman is a former member of the US national soccer team who never played in the World Cup, but has served as a commentator for games. Name any country to have hosted the men's FIFA World Cup. [16 possible answers]

8. Lawrence Taylor played his college football at North Carolina before his Hall of Fame career as a linebacker for the New York Giants. Name another school that, like UNC, is currently a member of the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) for football. [13 possible answers]

9. Taylor Dent is one of many male American tennis players who failed to win a major tournament during his career. Name any American man to have won a singles title at a Grand Slam event (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) in the Open era (since 1968). [12 possible answers]

10. Niki Taylor posed in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue multiple times, but was never on the cover. Name any woman to have appeared on multiple covers (including in an "inset") of the magazine's iconic issue. [18 possible answers] {Hint: Initials (& letters in each name) = BD (8,6), BR (3,7), CB (8,8), CM (7,6), CT (6,5), DP (7,7), EB (4,7), EM (4,10), HK (5,4), KI (5,7), KU (4,5), MM (6,6), PP (7,9), RH (6,6), RR (7,6), TB (4,5), VV (8,8) & YD (6,4-4)}

11. TaylorMade signed Tiger Woods to an endorsement deal in January 2017 - nearly 20 years after he won his first major at the Masters in April 1997. Name any golfer to have won multiple major (Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA) titles since Tiger's first. [12 possible answers] {Hint: Initials (& letters in each name) = AC (5,7), BW (5,6), EE (5,3), JS (6,6), MK (6,6), MO (4,6), PH (7,10), PM (4,9), RG (6,6), RM (4,7), VS (5,5), ZJ (4,7)}

BONUS Round (No points added for incorrect answers - you will just receive a zero for that question.)

12 & 13. "Tailor" Made: Did any of those questions hit your "wheelhouse"? Here's a chance to "choose your adventure". Select up to two questions (one from #1-5 and one from #7-11) that you did not "drop" before and give at least six answers (see "Additional BONUS" section below) besides the one you used above. If all answers are correct, you will receive a bonus of (-2) for that question. [i.e. You could choose to answer #3 and #9 or just one question besides #6, but cannot do combinations such as #2 and #4 or #7 and #8.]

Additional BONUS [added to the (-2) mentioned above]: The people with the most and second most correct answers (without any errors) for each question will receive an extra (-3) and (-1), respectively. If two are tied for the most, the bonus will be (-2) for each, if three or more are tied for first (or any amount tied for second) they will all receive (-1).

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TD 361, SenseiCAY, Squares and Primes

1) Letter and answer required. Name one of the city squares pictured below (common name may or may not contain the word “square”).

2) Country name required. Name a country crossed by the Prime Meridian in either Africa or Europe (Note: Antarctica and countries controlling areas of Antarctica will not be counted here, unless the PM also crosses those countries in Africa or Europe. Also note that for this question, I will define a country as any full member of the United Nations).

3) Letter and actor/actress name required. Peter Cullen played the voice of Optimus Prime in the 2007 movie “Transformers.” Name the actor/actress (or voice actor/actress) who played any of these other roles in at least one of the installments of the series (for the purposes of this game, we are considering five installments, released in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2017):
  1. Sam Witwicky
  2. Mikaela Banes
  3. Joshua Joyce
  4. Cade Yeager
  5. Bumblebee
  6. Jazz
  7. Ratchet
  8. Megatron
  9. Robert Epps
  10. Sir Edmund Burton
4) Letter and artist required. One of the better-known songs by Huey Lewis and the News was “Hip to be Square.” The author of this game first heard the song as a parody on Sesame Street. In the interest of continuing the streak of TD games with Sesame Street-related questions (now at a whopping 2 in a row), choose a letter and name the ORIGINAL ARTIST(S) (OR BAND) of one of these parody songs performed on Sesame Street (hint: the parody song titles generally vaguely sound like the original song title).
  1. My Triangle
  2. Share it Maybe
  3. Big Bird Doesn’t Fly
  4. C Drives Me Crazy
  5. Furry Happy Monsters
  6. What Makes U Useful
  7. Elmo and the Lavender Moon
  8. A Cookie is a Sometimes Food
  9. El Patito
  10. Hey Food
5) Number and name required. Name a PRIME NUMBER, and the U.S. PRESIDENT associated with that number in the chronological order of U.S. Presidents as of the time of this game (wrong answers in the expected format might include “1, Washington,” since 1 is not a prime number, or “16, Obama,” because Obama was not the 16th U.S. President, nor is 16 a prime number). Non-consecutive terms by the same President are considered as two different entries in the list. Consecutive terms by the same President are considered as a single entry. Enough information to distinguish between people is required when multiple Presidents share the same name; last name alone (or a correct full name) will be accepted when this is not the case.

6) Letter and answer required. The USDA grades beef based on two main criteria – marbling and age of the animal at slaughter. There are eight grades as of 2017, of which the highest quality, as you probably know, is U.S. Prime, mostly marketed to hotels and restaurants. In the picture, twelve cuts of beef are labeled. Pick a letter and name the cut of beef labeled by that letter. An answer bank is provided.

Answer bank for Q6:
  • Bottom Sirloin
  • Brisket
  • Chuck
  • Flank
  • Plate
  • Rib
  • Round
  • Shank
  • Short Loin
  • Sirloin
  • Tenderloin
  • Top Sirloin
For a bonus of -3 points (use question 11) - name any USDA grade of beef other than prime, choice, or select.

7) Letter and number required. A chessboard has lots of squares (64 individual ones, to be exact). Choose a letter (first name) and number (last name) from the lists below to create the name of a World Chess Champion.
  1. Anatoly
  2. Bobby
  3. Boris
  4. Garry
  5. Magnus
  6. Mikhail
  7. Vasily
  8. Veselin
  9. Viswanthan
  10. Vladimir
  1. Anand
  2. Botvinnik
  3. Carlsen
  4. Fischer
  5. Karpov
  6. Kasparov
  7. Kramnik
  8. Smyslov
  9. Spassky
  10. Topalov
8) Number and name required. A lot of you might know that Deion Sanders had the nickname “Prime Time” as a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, he also missed an opportunity by wearing #21, which is decidedly not a prime number. As a result of this missed opportunity, we will make this question about squares instead of primes (cue the crying Michael Jordan meme). Pictured here are ten athletes wearing jersey numbers that are perfect squares. Indicate the name and number of one of them.

As a bonus (-3 points, no penalty for wrong answers on this bonus), abiding by the NFL's current numbering rules for defensive backs, name 3 prime jersey numbers that Deion "Prime Time" Sanders could have worn to better live up to his nickname. Use question 12 for this bonus. You must submit exactly 3 numbers on this one to have a chance at this bonus.

9) Letter and answer required. Speaking of Prime Time, the 69th (nice) Primetime Emmy Award ceremony was held on September 17, 2017. Name the show (a-g) or person (h-k) that won the Emmy in any of these categories. The network airing the show is given as a hint (note that if you select any of h-k, I still want the name of the person, even though the hint is still the network airing the winner's show):
  1. Outstanding Comedy Series (HBO)
  2. Outstanding Drama Series (Hulu)
  3. Outstanding Variety Talk Series (HBO)
  4. Outstanding Variety Sketch Series (NBC)
  5. Outstanding Limited Series (HBO)
  6. Outstanding Television Movie (Netflix)
  7. Outstanding Reality-Competition Program (NBC)
  8. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (FX)
  9. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (HBO)
  10. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (NBC)
  11. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Hulu)
For a bonus (up to -3 points), name up to two of this year’s losing nominees for the award that you selected (programs for a-g or people for h-k; network not required). Use question 13 for this. If you correctly name two, you get -3 points. If you attempt to name two, and either is incorrect, then no bonus. If you correctly name one, you get -1 point.

10) Polygon and number required. We had to have one actual math question on this. A square is a regular polygon – a polygon whose sides have equal length, and whose interior angles have equal measure. Give the name of another polygon (other than a square) with up to 12 sides, and the measure, in degrees, of one of its interior angles, if that polygon were a regular polygon. If the measure of the angle is not a whole number of degrees, round it to the nearest tenth of a degree. For this question, polygons are distinguished only by their number of sides (i.e. different names for the same polygon will be considered as the same answer).

11. Bonus (-3 points) - name a USDA grade of beef other than prime, choice, or select.

12. Bonus (-3 points) - 3 prime jersey numbers that Deion "Prime Time" Sanders could have worn in the NFL at his position.

13. Bonus (up to -3 points) - up to 2 losing nominees in the category you picked on #9.

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TD 362, Peachbox, Mixed Bag

Pick an author who created one of the following literary detectives. Some were official police detectives; others were not. Be sure to include the letter with your answer. Initials of the authors, in no particular order, are

A. Roderick Alleyn
B. Miss Marple
C. Kinsey Millhone
D. Sherlock Holmes
E. C. Auguste Dupin
F. Easy Rawlins
G. Adam Dalgliesh
H. Jane Tennison
I. Inspector Morse
J. Philip Marlowe
K. Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles
L. Nancy Drew

No letter needed on this one; just pick one of the following options.

In 1981, Kim Carnes had a hit with Bette Davis ____
Members of this band included Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton
A female sheep is called a what?
Edvard Munch painting of an anguished man holding his hands to his face is known as the _____
The Nintendo game console introduced in November 2006 is called _____
This boring tool is often used to make holes in leather or wood
This horror movie franchise directed by Wes Craven had 4 films
A spot connecting Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona is known as the _____ corners
O'Shea Jackson is known professionally as ___ Cube
A doughnut shop begun in North Carolina in 1937 is called Krispy _____

BONUS: What phrase links these answers, when taken in order? - 2 points
No penalty for a wrong guess.


Name one of the scientists pictured here as part of the Heroes of Science series; their lifespans and general fields of study are noted. Current flags representing the nationality(ies) by which the scientists were/are commonly known were added. Click on Next to see larger images. Be sure to include the letter with your answer. Initials of the scientists, in no particular order, are
RF, DM, JC, AE, SH, IP, LM, AT, MP, JG, NT, N d. T

Identify one of the bands with the following hit songs. The groups were often known by initials, an acronym, or an abbreviation. Example: ABBA. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Just the Way You Like It, The Finest
B. Party Rock Anthem
C. Jam Master Jay, Walk this Way
D. Losing my Religion, Man on the Moon
E. Don't Bring Me Down, Evil Woman
F. Cake by the Ocean, Swaay
G. Waterfalls, Creep
H. The Look of Love, Poison Arrow
I. Pop Muzik
J. If You Leave, Enola Gay
K. Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia
L. Hells Bells, Back in Black

Pick one college or university below and note the Canadian province or U.S. state the main campus is in (not any satellite campuses). Give the school name plus state or province as your answer.


Bonus: What school is Rocky and Bullwinkle’s alma mater? No penalty for a wrong guess, and don’t worry about spelling. – 2 pts


Identify one of the following movies or tv specials; no letter needed. Click on Next to see larger images.

The word candy appears in most but not all of the answers. Provide first and last names if the answer is a person. No letter needed.

What tri-colored candy originally had the name chicken feed in 1880s?
This company is known for its black-and-white stores that sell mainly chocolate candies
The city of about 125,000 called Kandy is in what country
She was a CNN reporter for 27 years and once its chief political correspondent
The MLB veteran played from 1981-1995 for the Giants, Dodgers, Indians, Blue Jays, Cubs, and Rangers
This pal of Wonder Woman was played by Lucy Davis in the 2017 Wonder Woman film
This Canadian actor was in Cool Runnings and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and several other films
This song was written for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and was Sammy Davis Jr.’s only No. 1 hit
This folk song about a hobo’s concept of paradise was first recorded in 1928
This song, originally recorded by The Strangeloves in 1965, was a hit for Bow Wow Wow in 1982
Where do bon bons play on the sunny beach of peppermint bay?
This board game was designed by Olivia Abbott; it was first released by Milton Bradley in 1949


Most answers for this question will include cane, kane, caine, or kaine. Provide first and last names if the answer is a person. No letter needed.

Its Latin name is saccharum officinarum
This "cane" song is on Sia’s 2017 Christmas album
She played Latka’s wife on the tv show Taxi and received an Oscar nomination for the movie Hester Street
Herman Wouk wrote this 1951 book that won the Pulitzer Prize
This legume mascot for Planters carries a cane
He is a U.S. senator and former governor of Virginia
This footballer –- ok, soccer player -- for Tottenham Hotspur was the Premier League’s top scorer in 2015-16 and 2016-17
He was born Maurice Mickelwhite in England in 1933
This Chicago Blackhawks player won both the Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy in 2015-16
Sherlock Holmes injected this drug with a 7% solution
He and Bill Finger created the character Batman
She played the mom in the film Citizen Kane

9. P-O-E Pourri

Each of these answers will have the letters P-O-E in that order, though not necessarily consecutively -- poems, phone, etc. Each answer starts with the letter P. Pick one based on the definitions given. Any singular/plural or noun/verb variations will be counted together.

She co-hosted SNL’s Weekend Update with Tina Fey and appears in the films Mean Girls and tv show Parks and Recreation.
Varieties of these can be used for vaulting, skiing, or dancing. There are North and South ones on the globe.
In mathematics, this is sometimes known as an axiom. As a verb, Webster’s defines it as “to assume or claim as true, existent, or necessary.”
This American author is known for works such as The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Purloined Letter.
This means “to drive forward or onward by or as if by means of a force that imparts motion.” There's also a fitness water by this name.
This Romanian city north of Bucharest is located in the Wallachia region. Its oil refineries were the target of Allied bombing raids
in World War II.
E.T., _____ home!
The Idylls of the King, Ode on a Grecian Urn, and The Ballad of the Harp Weaver are examples of these.
This small mammal of the order Carnivora and subfamily Mustelinae is related to the ferret.
One definition of this is “to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction.” (Webster’s) It is also in the Los Angeles Police Department’s motto: To ______ and Serve.

These options share a word or part of a word. Be sure to provide both parts of the answer. Example: Santa (Claus) trophobia.

Red-nosed reindeer + Flipper was one of these
Architect of the Sagrada Familia + HIndu festival of lights
Candle holder for Hanukkah + Ravi Shankar's daughter
1981 Louis Malle film, M.D.W.A., + 4-sided spinning top
One of MLB's spring training leagues + Often derided Christmastime baked good
Eat and run without paying? + One of Santa's reindeer
Tchaikovsky ballet + restaurant chain + kids' toy -- 3 parts on this one
Olympic medalist in ladies' figure skating in 1998 and 2002 + celebration of African American culture
War hero and movie dog + shiny Christmas tree decoration

Question 11 is an all-bonus pick. For -1 point each, answer up to 4 of the following questions. No penalty for a wrong guess.

What book of the Bible is Linus quoting in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
The Spirit of Christmas cartoon shorts, from 1992 and 1995, were made by the creators of what animated tv series?
Who wrote and sings Hanukkah in Santa Monica?
Who helped write and sings The Hanukkah Song?
Name the narrator in How the Grinch stole Christmas animated TV special
What is the name of this character?
Hanukkah celebrates the restoration of the temple in Jerusalem in 164 B.C. after the revolt of this man and his followers
Who sings You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas animated TV special?
Name one of the gifts the wise men brought to the baby Jesus. You can pick only one.
Name one of the wise men who brought those gifts. You can pick only one.

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TD 363, morbeedo, General Knowledge

1. MAC OS X – With the exception of Mac OS X Server 1.0 and the original public beta, OS X versions were named after big cats until OS X 10.9, when Apple switched to places in California. Give the name of any version of OS X from 10.0 to the current version, 10.13

2. AMERICAN PLAY SETTINGS - Name the U.S. state where any of the following plays takes place. Letter required
A. August, Osage County
B. The Miracle Worker
C. The Music Man
D. Barefoot in the Park
E. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
F. Fences
G. Long Day’s Journey into Night
H. The Crucible
I. Glengarry Glen Ross
J. True West
K. The Trip to Bountiful
L. Hairspray
3. ALLITERATIVE NAMES - Name any of these people or fictional characters with the same first and last initial. Both first and last names needed
  • Role played by Ricki Lake in the 1988 John Waters film, Hairspray
  • Dustin Hoffman's down and out character in Midnight Cowboy
  • Former MLB left fielder who played 22 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants (and who recently tweeted: "My fresh baked sourdough bread #homemade")
  • 92-year old American actor known for his portrayals of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Deep Throat
  • British and Irish playwright, screenwriter, and film director, most recently for the dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • American businesswoman, lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from North Dakota since 2013
  • Tall and skinny, with tightly wound hair and enormous feet. Popeye says she’s a perfect 57... 19-19-19
  • Incredible Best Actress Academy Award winner from Conyers, Georgia
  • American artist whose best known works include Flags, Numbers, Maps and Stenciled Words
  • American artist known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, innovative combinations of non-traditional materials and objects
  • Name given to a group of settlements in Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, D.C., adjoining Friendship Heights
  • The cartoon character featured on this recent cover of The New Yorker
4. BEST PICTURE UPSETS - Award season is nigh! Pick one of the nominated films below that did not win the Best Picture Oscar and name the film that won in the same year. The year refers to when the film was released, not the year of the Academy Awards ceremony. Letter required
A. La La Land (2016)
B. High Noon (1952)
C. Citizen Kane (1941)
D. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
E. The Graduate (1967)
F. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
G. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
H. All the President’s Men (1976)
I. The Ten Commandments (1956)
J. Raging Bull (1980)
K. The Social Network (2010)
L. Good Fellas (1990)
5. PICTURE TO INITIALS TO CHEMICAL ELEMENT - Identify one of the people or characters below and give me the name of the chemical element that corresponds to their initials. For example, if I gave you a picture of Lance Ito, the correct response would be Lithium. Li would be incorrect. Got it?
6. FOREIGN WORDS - Name any of these foreign derived words or names
  • Tragic flaw, as defined by Aristotle (Greek)
  • Large crater formed by collapse of volcano (Spanish)
  • A combination or interweaving of letters, as in a monogram; someone or something
    of no importance (Arabic)
  • Novel of education or personal formation (German)
  • 1960s TV character portrayed by Alan Hale, Jr. (Dutch)
  • Area of a city inhabited predominantly by members of a specific nationality,
    ethnicity or race (Italian)
  • A pillaging, predatory multitude, say of Dothraki or walkers (Turkish)
  • Good, well, wonderful, excellent (Nadsat)
  • Maniacally or furiously violent or out of control; also a 1967 Joan Crawford B-movie
  • A word in the news - sudden, violent and illegal seizure of power from a government
  • Cultured dairy product with the consistency of strained yogurt (Icelandic)
  • Tower (Sindarin)
7. OLD FOLKS - Name any of these people, groups or characters that have ancient origins
  • Gary Oldman, Robert Pattinson and Tom Cruise have all portrayed this being that tends to hang around for a long time
  • In Game of Thrones, this priestess, aka The Red Woman, has a pretty horrible track record when it comes to interpreting prophecies
  • In folklore, this horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon" metes out just punishment to naughty children at Christmas time
  • A member of the high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures
  • Medieval military order founded c. 1190 to aid Christians on their pilgrimages to the Holy Land (Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus der Heiligen Maria in Jerusalem)
  • Wearing distinctive white mantles with a red cross, these knights were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades
  • Enlightenment-era secret society whose mission was to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power
  • The old guy mentioned in these lines from Genesis: 25 And (he) lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
    26 And (he) lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
    27 And all the days of (him) were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
  • In DC Comics, he's the leader of the League of Assassins kept alive for centuries by the Lazarus Pits. His name in Arabic translates to "The Demon's Head"
  • Ancient people who established an empire centered on Hattusa in north-central Anatolia around 1600 BC
  • An ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, primarily inhabiting the Maghreb. Augustine of Hippo is one of the best known of this ancient people
  • Ethnolinguistic group indigenous to present-day Sudan and southern Egypt who originate from the early inhabitants of the central Nile valley, pre-dating dynastic Egypt
8. SOUNDS KINDA THE SAME - Give the pair of similar sounding names or words from one of the picture sets below. Answer must contain 2 responses that sound kinda the same
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9. CURRENT CINEMA - Name any one of the following films from the brief descriptions below
  • 3-time Best Actor Oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis claims this fashion pic is his last
  • Kate Winslet stars in Woody Allen’s latest, set in Coney Island
  • A teenager falls for his dad’s research assistant in this Luca Guadagnino pic set in Italy in the 1980s
  • Ansel Elgort plays the titular man behind the wheel in this fast-paced heist flick
  • Guillermo del Toro’s latest, a beauty and the beast tale inspired by classic monster movies
  • Judd Apatow produced romantic comedy starring real life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
  • Emma Stone and Steve Carrell go head to head in this film about an epic athletic match-up
  • Margot Robbie and Alison Janey play mother daughter in this lurid Lillehammer tale
  • James Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, the mysterious director behind the cult classic, The Room
  • The most polarizing movie of the year? J.Law and Michelle Pfeiffer star in Darren Aronofsky's latest
  • Judi Dench frocks up in this film about Queen Victoria's scandalous relationship with an Indian boy toy
  • Nicole Kidman stars in Sofia Coppola's latest, set in the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies in 1864
10. "P"ICK A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE - Name a fruit or vegetable beginning with the letter P

Bonus #1 - Name the last musical to win the Academy Award for Best Picture before Chicago
Bonus #2 - Name Pantone's Color of the Year 2018, "A Dramatically Provocative and Thoughtful Purple Shade"
Bonus #3 - Name the actor who replaced Kevin Spacey in reshoots for the film, All the Money in the World
Bonus #4 - Bikini Bottom Day and Super Sea Star Savior are songs from which Broadway musical that opened on December 4, 2017
Bonus #5 - What word is missing in this name of a paper posted online to a cryptography mailing list in 2008? “________: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”

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TD 364, SenseiCAY, 2017 in Review

Question 1: Letter and answer required. Name one of the following pictured people who died in 2017:

Question 2: Letter and answer required. See question 11 for a related bonus opportunity. Select one of these sports awards and name the team or individual who is the holder of the award, as of December 31, 2017 (i.e. the award was given to the recipient in the year 2017).
  1. AFCA National Championship Trophy
  2. Claret Jug
  3. Commissioner’s Trophy
  4. Green Jacket
  5. Heisman Trophy
  6. Larry O’Brien Trophy
  7. Lombardi Trophy
  8. Stanley Cup
  9. Venus Rosewater Dish
  10. Wooden Award
Question 3: Letter and number required. In science news, in 2017, the Cassini spacecraft concluded its 13-year mission studying Saturn and its moons by diving into the planet’s atmosphere. Select a letter (naming a spacecraft, mission, or NASA program) and its corresponding number (describing the mission) below.
  1. New Horizons
  2. Gemini
  3. Voyager
  4. Mercury
  5. Pioneer
  6. Curiosity
  7. Magellan
  8. Mariner
  9. Apollo
  1. Launched in 1977, these were unmanned missions to explore the solar system towards the edge of the Sun’s influence. One of these spacecraft is now the farthest man-made object from Earth.
  2. This program was a series of 10 missions, the last of which resulted in the first close-up pictures of Mercury.
  3. Launching in 2006, and using Jupiter for a boost in 2007, it did a flyby of Pluto and its moons in July of 2015.
  4. This program was the United States’ first foray into manned spaceflight, launching Alan Shepard into orbit in 1961.
  5. This program had the goal of accomplishing a manned lunar landing, which was fulfilled on July 20, 1969.
  6. Launched in 2011 and arriving on the surface of Mars in August of 2012, this craft aimed to study the climate and geology of Mars and determine if conditions there have ever been favorable for life.
  7. Beginning as a series of lunar orbiters, the spacecraft bearing numbers 10 and 11 in this program later visited Jupiter and Saturn on their way out of the solar system.
  8. Also known as the Venus Radar Mapper, this craft was launched in 1989 with the goal of mapping the surface of Venus. It arrived at Venus in August of 1990, performing various mapping tasks and experiments before being sent crashing into the surface in 1994.
  9. Flown in 1965 and 1966, the fourth of these missions brought us the first spacewalk by a U.S. astronaut. Other flights on these missions proved NASA’s ability to connect two spacecrafts while in space and tested the effects of long spaceflights on astronauts.
Question 4: Name required. Last name is generally sufficient, except when multiple Justices share a last name. In 2017, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the empty seat on the US Supreme Court created by the death of Antonin Scalia in early 2016. Scalia is, as of the time of this game, still the most recent Supreme Court Justice to vacate his or her position for any reason. Prior to Scalia, name any of the next 10 most recent Justices (i.e. numbers 2-11 on the list, 10 possible answers) to leave the court for any reason, including, but not limited to, death and retirement.

Question 5: Letter, title, and artist required. On August 21st, a total solar eclipse dazzled viewers all across the United States for the first time since 1918 (while the U.S. has seen total eclipses since then, none have traversed the nation as this one did). Select a letter and name the title and artist of one of these songs, perhaps loosely related to an eclipse, below.

Question 6: Letter and nation (or potential nation) required. On October 27th, Catalonia declared independence from Spain, although it was not recognized by any sovereign nation. Select a letter below, each describing a relatively recent effort at creating a new sovereign nation, and name, in the case of a success, the nation that arose from the effort or, in the case of a failure, the region, province, or state that was proposed but never formed as a sovereign nation.
  1. Literally translating to “east east,” this nation originally declared independence in 1975, but was annexed by Indonesia soon afterwards. Its independence was restored in 2002.
  2. As a result of a 1993 independence referendum that finished with 99.83% of voters in favor, this nation was formed, and Uganda was supplanted as the world’s most populous landlocked nation.
  3. As a result of a 2014 independence referendum that finished with 55% of the voters against, this country did NOT become its own sovereign nation. However, after an unrelated referendum in the news in 2016 (where 62% of its voters voted AGAINST what would be the final result), its First Minister has said that a second independence referendum is "highly likely."
  4. One half of a peaceful 1993 split whose capital is NOT Bratislava.
  5. Over 70% of its residents speak its namesake dialect of French, and have a fairly unique culture in comparison to the rest of its country, but as of 2017, this North American province has yet to become its own nation.
  6. The most recently established nation in the world, finalizing independence in 2011, this African nation has been in civil war in 2013.
  7. Also known as the Tskhinvali Region, it declared independence from Georgia in 1991, but is only recognized by four UN member states as of 2017.
  8. The half of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia whose capital is NOT Podgorica.
  9. Gaining independence from another country on this list in 2008, this landlocked country in the Balkan Peninsula is recognized by 110 members of the U.N.
  10. An island nation in the western Pacific Ocean with capital Ngerulmud, it gained independence from the United States in 1994.
Question 7: Letter and title required. The Nintendo Switch was released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017. Give the letter and title of any of these games, most of which are exclusive to the Switch. In the case of games that are part of a multi-part franchise, you must give enough of the title to distinguish the game from any other game in that series.

Question 8: Token name required; see question 12 for a related bonus opportunity. In March, the Internet voted and added the rubber ducky, T-Rex, and penguin to the list of Monopoly tokens, retiring three existing classic tokens, and keeping the total number of tokens at eight. Previously, the cat was introduced as a token in 2013, replacing one of the classic tokens. In 2007, three tokens were retired without replacement, one of which was a fairly short-lived one, and the other two of which were classic tokens. Name any of the eleven tokens that came with a classic Monopoly set, just prior to the 2007 retirement. As a clarification – the cat was introduced in 2013, so it is not a valid answer for this question. However, the token that it replaced would be valid, as would any of the three tokens retired in 2007.

Question 9: Number and term required. Based on a definition (from below, select one of the definitions below and name the word or term that Merriam-Webster announced was added to their dictionary (or had their articles expanded) in 2017. Note that these words were not necessarily first used in 2017, but had their definitions added or updated in 2017. The first letter of each is terms given as a hint.
  1. (A) - rounded balls of cooked rice with savory fillings (such as mozzarella cheese) that are coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried
  2. (F) - the space between the legs of a goaltender
  3. (P) - to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity (such as a party or a night out)
  4. (B) - to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession
  5. (P) - to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank
  6. (H) - the collective mental activity expressed in the complex, coordinated behavior of a colony of social insects (such as bees or ants) regarded as comparable to a single mind controlling the behavior of an individual organism
  7. (M) - a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such as a racial minority)
  8. (N) - the idea, principle, or requirement that Internet service providers should or must treat all Internet data as the same regardless of its kind, source, or destination
  9. (S) - a medium-sized, multipurpose kitchen knife of Japanese origin that has a lightweight blade with a straight or slightly curved cutting edge and a spine that curves downward to the tip
  10. (G) - to abruptly cut off all contact with someone (such as a former romantic partner) by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, instant messages, etc.
Question 10: Letter and month required. A lot more stuff happened in 2017, so I’ll dump the rest here. Pick a letter corresponding to a short list of events below and tell me the month of 2017 in which those events occurred. Each month is represented exactly once:
  1. Doug Jones wins the special election in Alabama to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions; AOL discontinues AIM, its 20-year old instant messaging application; Wildfires, including the record-setting Thomas Fire, helped by the Santa Ana winds burn across Southern California.
  2. Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is assassinated in a chemical attack in Malaysia; the United States Senate votes to silence Elizabeth Warren during debate over the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General; Adele’s “25” wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
  3. After a 2016 referendum, the United Kingdom invokes Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, starting negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union; the United States wins the World Baseball Classic final, 8-0 over Puerto Rico.
  4. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is caught sunbathing on a beach closed to the public after a state budget crisis; Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci has a ten-day tenure as White House Director of Communications
  5. Christopher Wray confirmed as director of the FBI; Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas.
  6. The March for Science occurs in response to, among other things, the Trump Administration’s perceived ignorance of science in favor of ideology; the Cleveland Browns use their annual first overall draft pick to select Myles Garrett from Texas A&M University; Robert J. Bentley resigns as Governor of Alabama.
  7. Brooks Kopeka wins the U.S. Open; James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; North Korea releases Otto Warmbier back to the U.S. after over a year in prison.
  8. Fifty-nine people are killed and over 500 injured when a gunman opens fire over a concert in Las Vegas; Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves; Shinzo Abe re-elected as Prime Minister of Japan.
  9. The Houston Astros clinch their first World Series title, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the deciding seventh game; Robert Mugabe steps down as President of Zimbabwe after a military coup; a meme is born as the Weather Channel’s efforts to film the implosion of the Georgia Dome are thwarted by a MARTA bus parking in front of their camera as the demolition occurred.
  10. With marches occurring in 420 cities across the country, the Women’s March becomes the largest single-day protest in US history; Moonlight wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  11. Hurricane Maria makes landfall over Dominica; the Cleveland Indians snap a 22-game winning streak, the longest unbroken streak in Major League history; Apple announces the iPhone X.
  12. Emmanuel Macron sworn in as President of France after winning the French presidential election in a runoff against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen; Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500.
Bonus #1 (up to -9 points; use Q11) – Name as many correct answers as you can (athletes/teams only, letters not required) for question 2. Bonuses:
  1. Most correct without a wrong answer: -6 points
  2. Second most correct without a wrong answer: -4 points
  3. Third most correct without a wrong answer: -2 points
  4. All (including those who receive bonuses a-c, and those who put down at least one wrong answer): -1 point per 3 correct answers, not including your actual answer on #2, rounded down (e.g. 8 correct will guarantee you -2 points, plus any bonus from a-c that you receive).
    Ties for bonuses a-c will be awarded the better point value (i.e. all players who tie for most correct will receive -6 points). Ties may cause certain point values to not be awarded (i.e. if two players tie for first, then the next most correct will get -2 points for third most; if three or more players tie for first, they all get -6 and bonuses b and c are not awarded).
Bonus #2 (up to -6 points; use Q12) – name any or all of the three Monopoly tokens retired in favor of the rubber ducky, T-Rex, and penguin tokens. One correct answer gets -1 point; two correct gets -3 points, and all three correct will earn -6 points. You are NOT REQUIRED to attempt to name all three. If any of your attempts are incorrect, you will receive no bonus (and no penalty) for this question.

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TD 365, clt013, clt013

1. Happy Birthday: Name one of these people born the same year as me. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Actress - There's Something About Mary, Bad Teacher
B. Actor - All My Children, Life As We Know It
C. Rapper - Lose Yourself, 8 Mile
D. Actress - Alias, Elektra
E. Soccer star, married Nomar Garciaparra
F. Wrestler/Actor - The Scorpion King
G. Actress - Who's the Boss?, Charmed
H. Basketball center - LSU, Lakers; "Actor" - Kazaam
I. Actress - Sliding Doors, Shallow Hal
J. Actress - Modern Family, The Smurfs

2. Education Time: Like most people, I graduated from high school thirteen years after my first day as a "K" student. These answers all have at least a loose association to that time frame in somebody's life. Name one of them. (Give answer as letter followed by response.)

A. Schwarzenegger goes undercover as a teacher of youngsters in this 1990 movie
B. A religious offering of the initial agricultural harvest
C. This might be sought after an original doctor's diagnosis
D. 1999-2005 NBC drama centered on police, firefighters and paramedics in New York
E. This is "broken" when an actor or character directly addresses the audience
F. Disco instrumental #1 for Walter Murphy in 1976
G. A young boy sees dead people in this 1999 movie
H. Stephen Collins & Catherine Hicks TV show on The WB & The CW (1996-2007)
I. The Astrodome, King Kong and Andre the Giant are among a group that has been billed as this phrase that adds to an original septet
J. Top 10 song for The Verve Pipe in 1997
K. An athlete may go through this struggle after a great rookie year
L. Popular candy that was the focus of a Seinfeld episode featuring a surgery
M. 3-word phrase (6, 4 & 3 letters) to describe a specific time when many final year students intentionally ditch going to school

3. TV Show to Movie: Many TV shows that I watched (some in reruns) in my younger years were eventually made into movies. Name one of them based on actors and actresses from the TV show and movie, respectively. (Give answer as letter followed by name of show/movie.)

A. George Peppard, Jessica Biel
B. John Astin, Angelica Huston
C. David Hasselhoff, Priyanka Chopra
D. Elizabeth Montgomery, Nicole Kidman
E. Eve Plumb, Shelley Long
F. Kate Jackson, Drew Barrymore
G. Denver Pyle, Jessica Simpson
H. Barbara Feldon, Anne Hathaway
I. Saundra Santiago, Jamie Foxx
J. Casey Kasem [voice], Sarah Michelle Gellar

4. NCAA Hoops Loop: One of the Division I basketball leagues is the Missouri Valley Conference -- which includes Bradley University, the college I attended. Thirteen different schools have been in the conference at one time or another since I started at BU, but for this question name any other school that currently plays basketball in the MVC. {Hint: All but one school is located in a state beginning with "I".} [9 possible answers]

5. Maryland Mania: I lived in this mid-Atlantic locale for six years after graduating from college. Name one of these symbols or facts about the "Old Line State". (Give response as letter followed by answer.)

A. Capital
B. Largest newspaper
C. State bird
D. State crustacean
E. State dog
F. State flower
G. State reptile
H. State sport (individual)
I. State sport (team)
J. Track that hosts the Preakness Stakes

6. Pedal Thru Iowa: That is what thousands of people do each summer during an event called RAGBRAI as they bike from the state's western border (usually) to its eastern border. After returning to the state where I spent most of my pre-college years, I have participated in this annual bicycle ride on multiple occasions. Name the interstate which crosses one of the given states from the listed borders. (Give answer as letter followed by interstate.) {Note: W/E = even numbered routes, N/S = odd numbered routes}

A. Arkansas (W/E) [OK to TN]
B. Colorado (N/S) [WY to NM]
C. Georgia (W/E) [AL to SC]
D. Mississippi (N/S) [TN to LA]
E. Ohio (N/S) [MI to KY]
F. Oregon (N/S) [WA to CA]
G. Pennsylvania (N/S) [NY to MD]
H. South Dakota (W/E) [WY to MN]
I. Texas (W/E) [NM to LA]
J. Utah (W/E) [NV to WY]

7. Stage Acts Seen: Given the description, name one of these singers or comedians (granted, a rather lame list) I have seen perform on stage. (Give answer as letter followed by name.)

A. Singer - Sister of Loretta Lynn, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
B. Comedian - Carson successor, classic car collector
C. Music group - Slide, Name
D. Music group - Hey Jealousy, Until I Fall Away
E. Singer - Once engaged to Lance Armstrong, Everyday Is a Winding Road
F. Comedian - TV pal of Kramer, gets coffee with celebrities
G. Singer/actress - Grease, Physical
H. Singer - Married Ty Murray, Who Will Save Your Soul?
I. Music group - Wilson sisters, Alone
J. Music group - One-armed drummer, Photograph

8. Venues Visited: I have seen over half of the 30 MLB teams play a home game. However, many of them (as well as a couple of NFL teams I watched) have moved on to different stadiums since the first game I attended. Given the year of one of my visits, name the current team I saw host a game in one of the listed stadiums. (Give answer as letter followed by team name.)

A. Turner Field (2000)
B. County Stadium (1982)
C. Busch Stadium (1986)
D. Kingdome (1990)
E. RFK Stadium (2005)
F. Qualcomm Stadium (1996)
G. Veterans Stadium (2001)
H. Metrodome (1988)

I. Edward Jones Dome (2015)
J. Memorial Stadium (1997)

9. PGA Tour Places: Most of my golf rounds have come at small town courses, but I also was fortunate enough to play at one PGA Tour venue. Name the state where one of these tournaments (with course name included) is held. {Hint: Think warm (state) thoughts for most of these.} (Give answer as letter followed by state name.)

A. Waste Management Phoenix Open (TPC Scottsdale)
B. Farmers Insurance Open (Torrey Pines)
C. The Players Championship (TPC Sawgrass)
D. The RSM Classic (Sea Island Resort)
E. Sentry Tournament of Champions (Plantation Course at Kapalua)
F. Sanderson Farms Championship (Country Club of Jackson)
G. Wells Fargo Championship (Quail Hollow Club)
H. The Memorial Tournament (Muirfield Village)
I. Dean & Deluca Invitational (Colonial Country Club)
J. The Greenbrier Classic (The Old White TPC)

Questions 10-12 fall under the category of Favorite Teams

10. Blue Jays (MLB): In the early 80s, I adopted Toronto as my favorite baseball team - primarily because I liked their logo. They eventually reached (and won) consecutive World Series in 1992-93. Name any franchise to appear in at least two World Series since then. {Hint: Teams by current division = AL East - 2, AL Central - 3, AL West - 2, NL East - 4, NL Central - 1, NL West - 1} [13 possible answers]

11. Penguins (NHL): On cold winter nights in Iowa with nowhere to go (and no cable TV), I sometimes listened to sports on the radio. Thanks to a strong KDKA signal - and silly Mike Lange catch phrases that teenage me found entertaining - I began following the Pittsburgh hockey club. Since then, they have made six Stanley Cup Final appearances (and won five times). Name any Penguin player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, any team the Penguins beat in the Stanley Cup Final or any location (city or arena counts - though not scored separately) of a Cup-clinching victory by the team. {Hints: 66 (ML), 71 (EM), 87 (SC); All cups won on the road - 3 in arenas no longer in use; 2 "Original Six" opponents; 1 team that has since moved.} [13 possible answers]

12. Seahawks (NFL): As a young child, I collected gumball helmets of all NFL teams and was excited in the late 70s when there were two new teams to add. I also decided to pick one of that pair as my favorite and went with Seattle's blue and green over Tampa's Bucco Bruce. Although the Buccaneers won one first, the Seahawks have been to three Super Bowls and also claimed a league championship. Name any team that Seattle has ever beaten in the playoffs or how many seconds elapsed before they scored in each half of Super Bowl XLVIII. {Hints: Teams by current division = AFC East - 1, AFC West - 2, NFC East - 2, NFC Central - 3, NFC South - 2, NFC West - 1; Only 3 of this year's playoff participants appear on the list} [12 possible answers]

13. "Unclassifieds": This list contains a baker's dozen's worth of "other stuff" - choose one to answer. (Include letter in response.)

A. I was born in the state which shares its name with this ship site of Japanese WWII surrender
B. A rather uninteresting school field trip took me to this Iowa town that borders both IL & WI
C. In addition to the Field of Dreams diamond, I have also been to the gym used as Hickory High's home in this movie
D. My first vacation after graduating from college included a stop at the US Olympic Training Center in this state
E. This two-word city where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean is where I have spent my most time on a boardwalk and seashore
F. Delaware was the primary site for my only one of these bicycle rides of triple digit miles in a single day
G. Most musicians I have seen in concert will probably not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - which is located in this city
H. Visiting this (certainly not defunct) venue allowed each of the members of my family (a quartet) to be in a different state at the same time
I. I hit a few golf balls "at altitude" (and was too inept to gain much distance in the thinner air) on the University of Wyoming course in this city
J. During my 2016 visit to Cooperstown, I was able to see the Blue Jay logo on this player's plaque
K. Two of the stuffed penguins in my collection came from locations of this theme park in San Diego and Orlando
L. Both times that I visited Seattle, I took the monorail to this iconic landmark that "pierces" the sky
M. My only trip off the "mainland" of North America was to this British island territory known for being part of an "infamous" geometric shape

For the BONUS round, there are multiple paths from which to choose (#14 only, #15 only, #14 & #15 or neither) and one features the biggest bonus offered in any of my TDs. Please read the note at Question #15 before making your choice.

14. This is the more "traditional" route - answer up to six of the following questions. [Correct answer = -1, Incorrect = +1, Sheep = 0] (Give responses as letter followed by answer.)

A. Name the year of birth for everyone listed in question #1
B. Name the movie: Spike Lee, Larry Fishburne, historically black college (1988)
C. Name the TV show made into a movie: Randi Oakes, Maya Rudolph
D. Name the school which was in the MVC last season, but is now in the American Athletic Conference
E. Whose name is on Maryland's largest airport (BWI)?
F. Name the interstate that crosses: Vermont (S/N) [MA to Canada]
G. Name the two performers I saw: Wayne's World (Both names needed)
H. Name one of the two teams who played in an NHL "neutral site" regular season game I attended at the Peoria Civic Center
I. Name the PGA tournament held at the course in the Quad Cities where I have played
J. Name the last team to lose the AL Championship Series in consecutive years before the Blue Jays did in 2015-16
K. Name the only team besides the Penguins to win consecutive Stanley Cups since 1992
L. Name the only team besides the Seahawks that is unbeaten in NFC Championship (Super Bowl era) games
M. Name the location of the airport with this code: CLT

15. So maybe you think that you are hopelessly behind after the original 13 queries. This could be your ticket to an amazing comeback - just answer all of these (admittedly obscure) either/or questions [Correct answer = -1, Incorrect = +2] and if every response is correct, you have "Shot the Moon" and your -13 total will be doubled to a SUPER DUPER MEGABONUS of -26. (Give responses as letter followed by answer.)

NOTE: Those who choose to answer Question #14 can also do this one -- with the person submitting the most correct answers (no penalty for incorrect responses) receiving a BONUS of (-2) [or (-1) in the event of a tie]. If trying to "shoot the moon", you can only answer #15.

N. Which of these political figures was born on the same date (day, month, year) as me? A. South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem or B. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley
O. What adjective is used before "Pointers" in my current town's school nickname? A. Fightin' or B. Stormin'
P. For which ESPN game show did I audition? A. 2 Minute Drill or B. Stump the Schwab
Q. In which sport was I on an intramural championship team in college? A. Softball or B. Volleyball
R. In which town is the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore located? A. Princess Anne or B. Salisbury
S. In which town did RAGBRAI finish each of the two years that I biked the last day? A. Clinton or B. Muscatine
T. Which children's TV show did I (with my daughter) see on their tour? A. Dora the Explorer or B. Go Diego Go
U. Which is the only MLB team I have not seen play in person? A. Mets or B. Rangers
V. The closest I have ever come to a hole-in-one (about 1.5 feet) was at a course in which state? A. South Carolina or B. Tennessee
W. I have seen the Blue Jays play road games in seven different cities. Which of these is NOT one of them? A. Detroit or B. Milwaukee
X. I have not seen the Penguins play in their home arena, but did watch them in Washington a few times. Besides the Capitals, which teams have I seen host a game in their own arena? A. Blue Jackets and Coyotes or B. Avalanche and Hurricanes
Y. Which divisional rival did the Seahawks play during my lone visit to CenturyLink Field? A. 49ers or B. Cardinals
Z. Which country did I visit first? A. Canada or B. Mexico

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TD 366, morbeedo, Food & Drink

1. HERBS AND SPICES – Name an herb or spice used in cooking

2. MUSICALS – Complete the line from one of the songs below
  • What's that? / It’s fop. Finest in the shop. And we’ve got some ________ ______ peppered with actual shepherd on top (Sweeney Todd)
  • Start the car, I know a whoopee spot, where the _______ is cold and the piano’s hot (Chicago)
  • Have an _____ Mr. Goldstone, have a napkin, have a chopstick, have a chair (Gypsy)
  • You cry in your ____ which you hurl in the sea when you see me go by (Hamilton)
  • You have to understand the way I am, mein Herr. A tiger is a tiger, not a lamb, mein Herr. You'll never turn the vinegar to _____, mein Herr (Cabaret)
  • I get no kick from ________. Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all (Anything Goes)
  • The _____ is as high as an elephant's eye, An' it looks like its climbin' clear up to the sky (Oklahoma!)
  • A spoonful of _____ helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down, the medicine go down (Mary Poppins)
  • Then I was young and unafraid / And dreams were made and used and wasted / There was no ransom to be paid / No song unsung, no ______ untasted (Les Misérables)
  • Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard! While we’re in the mood, cold jelly and _______ (Oliver!)
  • Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, Doorbells and sleigh bells, And ________ with noodles (The Sound of Music)
  • Yank the whiskers from her chin! Jab her with a safety pin! Make her drink a ______ ________! I love you, Miss Hannigan! (Annie)
In the song A Little Priest from Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett and her partner in crime weigh the pros and cons of making pies with the flesh of men of various professions – you know, 'with the price of meat what is, when you get it, if you get it…'
Name any one of the professions, vocations, titles or trades mentioned in the song - besides priest and the two referenced in question #2. If you have no idea, just take a guess - there are roughly 30 professions named in the song

Singletons – 3 points
Answers with 2 responses – 2 points
Answers with 3 or more responses – 1 point

3. TOPONYMS – From the maps shown below, identify one of these places that gave its name to a food or drink. In some cases, I'm looking for the former name of the place indicated on the map




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4. FARMER’S MARKET – Name any type of squash. Responses pertaining to the same species may be grouped together

5. SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING YOU’D EAT – Give the pair of similar sounding names or words from any of the picture sets below. Answers will sound kinda the same but won’t necessarily rhyme
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6. SHAKESPEAREAN EATS AND DRINKS – Complete the Shakespeare quote
  • If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it, that the ______ may sicken and so die (Twelfth Night)
  • Mine eyes smell ______, I shall weep anon (All’s Well That Ends Well)
  • He receives comfort like cold _______ (The Tempest)
  • Bait the hook well, this _____ shall bite (Much Ado About Nothing)
  • Things sweet to taste prove in digestion ______ (Richard II)
  • He hath eaten me out of _____ and _______ (Henry IV, Part II)
  • I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in ______ (As You Like It)
  • I drink to the general joy of the whole _______ (Macbeth)
  • Truly, thou art damned like an ill roasted ______, all on one side (As You Like It)
  • ‘Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own _______ (Romeo & Juliet)
  • And, most dear actors, eat no onions or _______, for we are to utter sweet breath (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more _______ and ale? (Twelfth Night)
BONUS #2 – Which diet is represented by two titles on the current New York Times Best Sellers List for Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous? 2 points

7. WORDS WITH OTHER MEANINGS – From the definitions below, give the word or phrase derived from the lexicon of food and drink. First letter given
  • A shoddy product (L)
  • Incomplete; not fully planned or carefully considered (H)
  • Impertinent or disrespectful, often in an amusing way (S)
  • Crazy, mad (B)
  • Nonsense; bull (T)
  • Causing opposing emotions of sorrow and joy (B)
  • To be in a state of elevated anxiety or anger (S)
  • Excited; drunk (J)
  • Substantial; large and solid (M)
  • Coarse, provocative, earthy; or experienced (S)
  • To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain (B, 2 words)
  • A dense or stupid person (M)
8. ON THE ITALIAN MENU – Name any kind of Italian pasta

9. EATING ON FILM – From the stills below, name any one of these films that might make you hungry (or put you off food entirely)
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10. PET FOODS – Name any brand of commercial dog or cat food

BONUS #3 – What word is redacted from this image? 2 points
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TD 367, badgerfellow, 30

1. Super Bowls I-XXX: Name a professional football team that played in multiple Super Bowls between Super Bowl I and Super Bowl XXX. The team nickname is sufficient for this question.

2. States of the Union: My native state, Wisconsin, was admitted to the union on May 29, 1848 as the 30th state of the Union. Name any state in the United States that was admitted after Wisconsin during the 19th century.

3. 30 Rock Won a Few of These: 30 Rock won the Primetime Emmy for Most Outstanding Comedy Series three times in the late 2000s. Name any series that also won an Emmy for the same category since 1988 besides 30 Rock.

4. The Dow Jones Industrial Average: There are 30 companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Below are the stock symbols for twelve of those companies. Please name one of those companies. Letter not required on this question.


5. The United States Senate: Now that I’m 30 years old, I am eligible to run for United States Senate. Currently, there are 11 US Senators who assumed office before 1997. Please provide a name for one of these senators. (HINT: The states these senators represent, in alphabetical order, are: AL, AZ, CA, IA, KY, MS, OK, OR, UT, VT, and WA).

6. Academy Awards for Best Actor or Actress: Below is a list of 12 winners of the Academy Award for either Best Actor or Actress since the Academy Awards held in 1989, i.e. for films from 1988 or later. I have provided the name of the actor or actress, as well as the year they won their Academy Award. Please name the movie that earned them an Academy Award. Letter required.

A. Dustin Hoffman (1988)
B. Kathy Bates (1990)
C. Al Pacino (1992)
D. Susan Sarandon (1995)
E. Frances McDormand (1996)
F. Denzel Washington (2001)
G. Nicole Kidman (2002)
H. Philip Seymour Hoffman (2005)
I. Colin Firth (2010)
J. Jennifer Lawrence (2012)
K. Leonardo DiCaprio (2015)
L. Brie Larson (2015)

7. They’ll Be 30 This Year Too I am not the only person turning 30 this year. Below are the descriptions of 10 celebrities who will be turning 30 years old this year as well. Please respond with the name of one of those celebrities, as well as the corresponding letter.

A. If this artist released an album this year, it would be named 30, to maintain the theme from her prior albums 19, 21, and 25.
B. This singer/actress from Utah got her big break as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.
C. Before making a big “Splash” in the NBA, this point guard led Davidson College to an Elite Eight in 2008.
D. I could have put this actress in Question 7 because of her Academy Award for La La Land.
E. He was on the “losing” end of The Money Fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, but earning $100 million for the fight doesn’t sound much like losing to me.
F. We watched him grow up before our eyes as Ron Weasley.
G. She is easily the biggest selling artist from Barbados.
H. Before breaking Green Bay Packers’ hearts (twice) as a QB for the Seahawks, he took his talents to Wisconsin for his final year of college.
I. Before becoming a “Supergirl,” this actress sang in the New Directions on Glee and dated an aspiring jazz drummer in Whiplash.
J. “Soon we’ll be thirty years old, our songs have been sold…” sings this man whose last name is not Graham.

8. I Don’t Zinc This Is Funny Zinc shows up on the periodic table with an atomic number of 30. Identify either another chemical element with an atomic number in the 30s or one of the other three elements that are in the same group in the periodic table as zinc, Group 12.

9. It Happened One Year Each of these sets of events happened in the same year during the 1930s. There are 10 choices, so no year is repeated. Provide the correct letter and the year.

A. The 20th Amendment is passed; The 21st Amendment is passed.
B. The coronation ceremony of King George VI; War Admiral wins the Triple Crown
C. Lake Placid hosts the Winter Olympics for the first time; Lindbergh baby is kidnapped
D. Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed in Louisiana; Leopold III succeeds to the throne
E. Huey Long is assassinated; The Hoover Dam is dedicated
F. Spanish Civil War begins; Gone with the Wind first published
G. Pearl Buck wins the Nobel Prize for Literature; Orson Welles’ broadcast of War of the Worlds
H. First FIFA World Cup is held; Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act signed into law
I. Al Capone sentenced for tax evasion; Star Spangled Banner adopted as US National Anthem
J. Germany invades Poland; Lou Gehrig’s streak of consecutive games ends

10. Hello, Wisconsin! I think it would behoove me as “badgerfellow” to include one question on Wisconsin, which was before mentioned as the 30th State of the Union. Answer one of these questions, providing both the answer and the letter.

A. The phrase “Hello, Wisconsin!” can be heard at the end of the theme song for this retro TV show where Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis first met.
B. The name of this band, whose lead singer is from Eau Claire, is French for “good winter.”
C. Governor Gaylord Nelson, who served in that office between 1959 and 1963, founded this holiday celebrated every year on April 22.
D. The slogan for this beer was that it was “the beer that made Milwaukee famous.”
E. Before becoming guv-nah of a different state, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior…via correspondence courses.
F. This French Jesuit missionary represents Wisconsin in National Statuary Hall.
G. The other statue representing Wisconsin belongs to this man, who ran for US President in 1924 under the Progressive Party.
H. While there’s also a “West” version in Arizona, Frank Lloyd Wright also owned a house with this name in Spring Green, WI.
I. This Netflix documentary features the Wisconsin justice system (and more specifically, Manitowoc County) in a not-so-positive light.
J. This sparkling water brand that is loved/hated by many originated in a city in Wisconsin with a similar sounding name.

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TD 368, floridagator, Presidents' Day


You know the drill. Take two parts of the clue and combine them so they overlap. Example: Current Supreme Court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson. Middle names and initials are not necessary except to distinguish between presidents with the same first and last name. LETTER NOT NECESSARY.
  • Father of the country who wrote "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  • Chipmunk brothers who speak softly and carry a big stick
  • Founding father who served as president in a wheelchair
  • Singer of "Your Song" who led the invasion of Normandy
  • Modern president who can take any trick
  • Cleveland Cavaliers great who served only six months
  • Constitutional architect who starred in "Cory in the House"
  • Eubie Blake song for a president from Missouri
  • The Great Communicator with three Shakespearean daughters
  • Give him a twenty and he might sing "Doctor, My Eyes"


Identify one of these presidents from his high school photo. NUMBER REQUIRED.

3. Name a president who died in office or succeeded one who did


Name a president by his birth date. Letter not required.
  • February 22, 1732
  • February 12, 1809
  • June 14, 1946
  • January 30, 1882
  • August 5, 1961
  • October 27, 1858
  • December 29, 1808 (think about this year)
  • August 10, 1874
  • April 23, 1791
  • October 5, 1829


Name a president by his death date. Letter not required.
  • November 22, 1963
  • June 5, 2004
  • January 22, 1973
  • December 26, 1972
  • December 26, 2006
  • February 3, 1924
  • June 28, 1836
  • September 19, 1881
  • March 8, 1930
  • July 4, 1831


Some presidents are known for the colleges and universities they attended. Some colleges and universities are known for the presidents who attended them. Letter not required.
  • Where did Woodrow Wilson earn his Ph.D.?
  • Where did Ronald Reagan go to college?
  • Where did Herbert Hoover go to college (and get a school named for him)?
  • What four-letter school graduated three four-letter Republican presidents?
  • Which service academy graduated Jimmy Carter?
  • Where did Donald Trump graduate? (either the school or university is fine)
  • What Maine college claims Franklin Pierce?
  • What college in the upper left hand corner of Massachusetts graduated James Garfield?
  • What California institution matriculated Richard Nixon?


Some of our presidents wouldn't have gotten anywhere without their leading ladies. Identify a president by his First Lady's maiden name. Letter not required.
  • Rodham
  • Henry
  • Bolling
  • Todd
  • Dandridge
  • Payne
  • Folsom
  • Wallace
  • Ryan
  • Robinson


Overwhelmingly, presidents come to office having held some other important office first. (There are exceptions.) Name the president who held one of these offices. LETTER REQUIRED.

A. Governor of Georgia

B. Governor of California

C. Governor of New Jersey

D. Governor of Massachusetts

E. Governor of Arkansas

F. Governor of Texas

G. Senator from Illinois

H. Senator from Missouri

I. Senator from Texas

J. Senator from California

BONUS - What president was the first to be elected a senator by popular vote? (-2 points)


Name the major party presidential nominee defeated by these presidents. Letter not required.
  • Truman
  • Eisenhower
  • Hoover
  • McKinley
  • L. Johnson
  • Coolidge
  • Harding
  • G.H.W. Bush
  • Carter
  • T. Roosevelt


Name a president who appointed a chief justice

BONUS - What well known poet wrote the words to the president's official song, "Hail to the Chief"? (-1 point)


Answer one of these facts about the presidents. Some are truly easy, so please read them before using a lifeline. LETTER REQUIRED.

A. What president was born on the 4th of July and was the first to be struck on a coin while in office?

B. What president was first to submerge in a sub while in office and made the only hole-in-one of his life on February 6, 1968?

C. Name the president whose brother was assassinated.

D. Who was the first president to visit the west coast while in office and get a state named for him in South America?

E. Who was the first (and so far only) president to die of cancer, four days after finishing his memoirs?

F. Who survived a ship explosion that killed two cabinet secretaries and four others?

G. Name a year of three presidents. (Will be scored separately)

H. Whose wife and mother died the same day?

I. Who saved 77 people from drowning during his time as a lifeguard?

J. Who was first to meet with a pope while in office?

K. Who appointed the first woman to cabinet?

L. Which president was first to take a train to the inauguration for his very brief presidency?


You've done it before and you can do it again. Take two parts of the clue and combine them so they overlap. Example: Current Supreme Court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson. Middle names and initials are not necessary except to distinguish between presidents with the same first and last name. LETTER NOT NECESSARY.
  • President from Texas who makes many of the leading household cleaning products, including Windex
  • "Tutti Frutti" singer who famously declared he's not a crook
  • Quebec battle site for a Civil War president
  • Sci-fi author who took over right before the crash
  • Son of a president who never made it to the majors
  • Heir to the British throne who was assassinated in Buffalo
  • Wartime president recorded by Elvis
  • Old Tippecanoe played a president whose plane was hijacked
  • Peanut farmer who founded the Journal of Negro History
  • Unelected president with a double name who was originally Hueffer


Most of our presidents have been known for their wordiness. Some of them were successful authors before they were president. Some became successful authors as a result of running. The rest became successful authors as a result of being president. Who wrote what?
  • Manual of Parliamentary Practice
  • Dreams from My Father
  • History of New York City
  • Portrait of the Assassin
  • Congressional Government
  • An Answer to Paine's "Rights of Man"
  • Six Crises
  • The Art of the Deal
  • Liberty Under Law
  • Principles of Mining
  • Where's the Rest of Me?
  • Profiles in Courage


Answer up to six of these for -1 point each. No penalty for a wrong answer. Letter REQURED.

A. Who was the first president to resign the office?

B. Who was the first president to serve who had been born in a hospital?

C. Who was the first president inaugurated in Washington?

D. Who was the first president to attend a manned space launch?

E. Who was the first president to transit the Panama Canal while in office?

F. Who was the first president to speak on television from the White House?

G. Who was the first president to hold a pilot's license?

H. Who was the first president to father a child while in office?

I. Who was the first president to receive a passport while in office?

J. Who was the first president to throw out the first pitch of the baseball season?

K. Who was the first president to be granted a patent? (In this case, for a device for buoying vessels over shoals.)

L. Who was the first president photographed in office?

M. Who was the only president to die in office whose wife also died during what would have been his presidency?

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TD 369, SenseiCAY, The Olympics

Question 1: Name or team required. From the 2018 Winter Olympics, name either:
  1. The winner of an individual gold medal for the USA, AND their specific gold medal event (sport AND discipline), or…
  2. An event (gender, sport, and, if applicable, discipline) where the USA won a team gold medal
Note that things like “John Smith, track and field” would be insufficient. A satisfactory answer might look like “John Smith, track and field, 800 meters” for an individual winner or “Women’s Basketball” as a winning team.

Question 2: Name required. Letter not necessary. The host nations of the two most recent Olympics (2016 and 2018) share the dubious honor of having had their leaders (relatively) recently impeached. Select a title from the choices below and name the person who most recently VACATED that position (i.e. the most recent holder of the title other than the current holder) for any reason.
  • Chancellor of Germany
  • President of Zimbabwe
  • President of France
  • Prime Minister of Canada
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Prime Minister of Italy
  • President of Mexico
  • Prime Minister of Israel
  • President of Afghanistan
  • President of Russia
For a bonus (-2 points each, up to -4 total), name the recently-impeached leaders of Brazil and South Korea (use question 2B).

Question 3: Sport required. Name a sport that has been played for a medal in at least two Summer Olympics, but was NOT a medal sport at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Question 4: Movie title required. Letter not required.. Name one of the movies described below.
  • (2016) The story of a British skier who, in 1988, became the first person to represent Great Britain in ski jumping since 1928.
  • (1993) Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, it’s the story of the first bobsleigh team from Jamaica.
  • (1992) A star hockey player is injured during the Olympics and forced to give up his chance to be in the NHL, but gets another chance to qualify for the Olympics in pairs figure skating.
  • (1981) The story of two British runners, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, in the 1924 Olympics. Both face criticism and pressure related to their respective Christian and Jewish faiths.
  • (1997) The story of the titular distance runner who attended the University of Oregon, finished fourth in the 5,000-meter in the 1972 Olympics, and died in a car accident in 1975.
  • (2005) The story of Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli retaliation against the PLO after the 1972 Olympics.
  • (2004) The story of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 1980 Olympics.
  • (2007) The story of Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy, banned for life from singles skating, reviving their careers as the first same-sex pairs skating team due to a loophole in the rules.
  • (2017) The story of the titular skater and an attack on her rival.
  • (2014) The story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who survived a plane crash during World War II, only to be taken as prisoners of war by the Japanese.
Question 5: Country name required. Name any existing country that has, within its CURRENT borders (as of the time of this game), held EXACTLY one official occurrence of the Olympics, either summer or winter. Clarifications:
  • If a country has hosted the winter and summer games once each, that country is a wrong answer, because it has hosted the Olympics twice.
  • Only games as the primary host city/country are counted.
  • Games that were cancelled for any reason do not count as having been held.
Question 6: Letter and artist/band required. One of the things most associated with the Olympics is the torch. Select a letter below and identify the artist/band who originally sang the lyrics about fire.
  1. I say I don’t like it, but you know I’m a liar / ‘Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire.
  2. I got a bad desire / whoa-oh-oh, I’m on fire.
  3. Come on baby, light my fire / Try to set the night on fire.
  4. We feel the pain of a lifetime lost in a thousand days / Through the fire and the flames we carry on.
  5. Fire on the mountain, run boys run / The devil’s in the house of the rising sun.
  6. This fire is out of control / I’m gonna burn this city
  7. You broke my will, oh what a thrill / Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire.
  8. With only one thing in common / They got the fire down below.
  9. Fire in the disco! / Fire in the Taco Bell!
  10. When the boogie started to explode / I heard somebody say, “burn baby burn.”
Question 7: Answer required. Letter not required. Pyeongchang hosted the 2018 Winter Games, and Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter games when it hosts the next Winter Olympics in 2022. Answer one of the following questions about China and Korea.
  • While outside records indicate that he was born in the Soviet Union, the official biography of Kim Jong-Il states that he was born on what mountain on the border between China and North Korea?
  • The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea intersects what line, also the pre-Korean War border between United States- and Soviet-controlled portions of Korea?
  • In what village, just north of the DMZ, was the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement signed?
  • In use since the 15th century, what is the name of the Korean alphabet?
  • What is the collective term, in Korean cuisine, for the small side dishes served with rice, including namul kimchi, and japchae?
  • What is the name of the fermented sweet and savory paste, made from red chili powder, glutinous rice, and fermented soybean powder that is ubiquitous in Korean cooking?
  • Who is the current Chinese President, recently in the news for efforts to eliminate term limits in the constitution, which would allow him to serve indefinitely?
  • Ending in 1912, what was the name of the last dynasty to rule China?
  • Making up about 92% of the population in Mainland China, and over 98% in Taiwan, and about 18% of the global population, what is the largest ethnic group in the world?
  • A popular dim sum item, what is the name (in English or Chinese) of a bun, usually filled with pork and meat aspic that melts when steamed? Its Chinese name comes from the bamboo steaming baskets that are often used in their preparation.
Question 8: Country name required. For the 2018 Winter Olympics, identify one of the countries described below, from their total medal count, population, and their “population per medal,” a figure calculated by simply dividing their population by their medal count. These are the 10 countries with the smallest “population per medal” statistic, according to, a site that serves a decidedly niche purpose. Numbers below are formatted as [Medal count] / [Population] / [PPM]. Slovakia just missed out on this list with 3 medals and a population of 5,424,050, giving it 1,808,016 PPM.
  • 1 medal / 37,531 population / 37,531 population per medal
  • 39 / 5,195,921 / 133,228 PPM
  • 15 / 8,286,976 / 552,465 PPM
  • 14 / 8,611,088 / 615,077 PPM
  • 14 / 9,798,871 / 699,919 PPM
  • 20 / 16,936,520 / 846,826 PPM
  • 6 / 5,482,013 / 913,668 PPM
  • 2 / 2,063,768 / 1,031,884 PPM
  • 29 / 35,851,774 / 1,236,268 PPM
  • 7 / 10,551,219 / 1,507,317 PPM
Question 9: Letter and city name required. Name the Olympic host city based on the logo.

Question 10: Letter and answer required. Identify one of the following that conforms to the theme of this question.
  1. Actress with a starring role in “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles,” but not “Pretty Woman.”
  2. The collective name for four music dramas – the Rhinegold, the Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Twilight of the Gods – composed by Richard Wagner, and first performed in 1876.
  3. Referring to a fancy carriage, this is the second song in the 1943 musical, “Oklahoma!”
  4. In Spanish-speaking countries, a sometimes-disparaging term for an English-speaker, especially an American.
  5. A light and airy dessert normally made with whipped egg whites.
  6. According to Mitch Hedberg, this snack company was originally in the business of making tennis balls, until a truckload of potatoes showed up instead of rubber.
  7. A tube with a nozzle and piston, used to draw and eject liquid in a thin stream, sometimes through a needle.
  8. A computer scientist with a namesake test in the field of artificial intelligence, gauging a computer’s ability to mimic human conversations.
  9. A TV personality and former politician who is the subject of Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of a song by the Barenaked Ladies.
  10. In physics, a theoretical framework that proposes the idea that point particles can be modeled as its namesake one-dimensional objects.
For a bonus (-2 points), what is the theme of this question (use question 10B)?

Bonus (-1 point per correct answer, up to -5 points total): in order from left to right, what colors are the rings on the Olympic logo? You get -1 point for every color in the correct position.

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TD 370, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 2xx

For information only, here's the area code map from the classic period. Note how simple it is compared to today's area code map.


On with the TD...


Answer one of these questions about Thomas Alva Edison. LETTER NOT REQUIRED.
  • Ten letter American word for a device that can play back recorded sound
  • Twelve letter word for a light bulb containing a strip of tungsten inside a vacuum
  • Although he spent most of his career in New Jersey, Edison was born in what state whose capital is Columbus?
  • In 2016, a statue of Edison became part of Statuary Hall in what building?
  • Edison grew up in which Michigan city on the Canadian border and a large lake?
  • What kind of current did Edison advocate for wiring the nation's homes?
  • What company did Edison organize in Schenectady in 1892?
  • In which major U.S. city did Edison build the first electrical distribution system?
  • What is the three word term for the phenomenon that lets people experience a motion picture as a continuous viewing experience instead of seeing 18-24 discrete frames per second?
  • Edison was known as the wizard of what New Jersey place?


Name a federal cabinet department.


Answer a question about one of these Yale alumni. LETTER NOT REQUIRED.
  • Wrote "Main Street" and "Babbitt"
  • Won the design competition for the Vietnam Memorial in Washington while an undergraduate.
  • Wrote several books about Nixon and three volumes of "Bush At War"
  • Who let nothing stand in his way as he engineered public works marvels from one end of New York to the other (and back)?
  • Who served 12 years as governor of Arkansas in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s?
  • What fiercely proud alumnus was known for his awkward use of obscure polysyllabic words during decades of hosting Firing Line?
  • Who wrote her senior thesis on the building of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and then got elected to succeed Hubert H. Humphrey (and his wife) in the U.S. Senate?
  • Name the composer of "You're the Top," "Love for Sale," and "Night and Day."
  • What Academy Award winning actress was an undergraduate at Yale when she became enmeshed in an assassination attempt?
  • Who is best known for portraying Arthur Fonzarelli?

BONUS - Name the four four-letter Republican presidents who have degrees from Yale. -1 each.


No point in taking chances on the weather. Even when weather is unpredictable someplace else, it's always nice and frosty all winter in Manitoba!

Name a city or town in Manitoba.


Alabama is first in the alphabet. Answer a question about one of these places that's also first in the alphabet. LETTER NOT REQUIRED
  • This province of Canada is known for its mountains and oilfields
  • The name of this state of Mexico means hot waters
  • This European country is called Shqipëria in its own language
  • NATO went to war against this Asian country on October 7, 2001
  • This African country is the largest in area
  • This president is first alphabetically
  • This 1950 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz is the first Best Picture winner alphabetically
  • This Hartford-based insurance company is the first of the Fortune 100 alphabetically
  • Which of the five great lakes is first alphabetically?
  • Among the largest cities in each of the 50 states, which is first alphabetically?


Seattle has emerged as an important business center in the last 25 years. Answer one of these questions about companies based in the Emerald City and its suburbs. LETTER NOT REQUIRED
  • What aircraft company, formerly the largest headquartered in Washington by far, moved its headquarters to Chicago in the early 2000s?
  • What maker of premium soft drinks is headquartered in Seattle, despite having the name of another city in its products?
  • Name the upscale department store company founded in Seattle in 1901.
  • What warehouse store's house brand is named Kirkland Select after the Seattle suburb where it's headquartered?
  • What software and Internet giant was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975?
  • What company that got its start as an online book seller now claims to be earth's biggest store?
  • Nature doesn't compromise. Neither does this outdoor outfitter.
  • What forest products company got its start with 900,000 acres of timberland?
  • Some people refuse to start the day without a visit to one of this company's 27,000 locations worldwide.
  • Clutterers should try to avoid shopping at this chain of for-profit thrift stores headquartered in Bellevue.

207 - MAINE

Maine is home to Acadia National Park, one of the most visited in the Northeast. Answer one of these questions about America's national parks. LETTER REQUIRED.

A. This first park, established in 1872, lies at the junction of three states.
B. This largest national park outside Alaska contains the lowest point in the United States.
C. Name the most-visited national park, on the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
D. What national park is bound together with Waterton Lakes National Park on the Canadian side?
E. What California park contains the landmark mountains El Capitan and Half Dome?
F. What park of the Southwest contains the Great White Throne?
G. What national park is in Michigan, although closer to Minnesota?
H. Bill Clinton grew up near what national park?
I. What national park is home to manatees, crocodiles, and sawgrass?
J. In which state is Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park?

208 - IDAHO

Name a variety of potato


Name one of these products of California's fabulous Central Valley.


212 - NEW YORK

Identify one of these films set in New York City



Name a landmark in Los Angeles County

214 - TEXAS

Answer one of these questions pertaining to the events of November 22-24, 1963. LETTER NOT REQUIRED.
  • Who let himself into the police garage and assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald?
  • What is the four word name of both the company that employed the assassin and the building from which he fired?
  • What Dallas police officer was shot dead in broad daylight on November 22, 1963?
  • What is the connection of the film "War Is Hell" starring Van Heflin to the assassination?
  • Name the Texas governor wounded in the barrage.
  • What is the name of the airport from which the presidential motorcade began?
  • Who was the first woman to swear in a president?
  • In what country was the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle manufactured?
  • What river flows through Dallas?
  • What newsman and future PBS anchor did Lee Oswald encounter as he fled the scene?


Name a pro sports team from one of the big four professional sports that was once or still is based in Philadelphia.

216 - OHIO

Name a person who has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer.


You know how to do it. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • Civil War president easily recognized by that arc for the spare tire inside the trunk
  • Venue that hosted William "The Refrigerator" Perry and woolly mammoths
  • Shopping and entertainment center who sets his novels in Xanth
  • Founder of Hull House has a tollway featuring Carolyn Jones & John Astin
  • Longtime Chicago mayor (or his son) who can let a Jeopardy! contestant advance in score rapidly
  • Senator from Massachusetts who had a hit record with "Gallant Men" before his unexpected death
  • Lerner and Loewe wrote a song about these twin cities that are home of the University of Illinois
  • North Side college always ready with a saucy barb as the center square
  • Infamous murdered atheist who by some measures is the world's busiest
  • Former president who settled in Galena and went on to produce his wife's sitcom and all its spinoffs
  • Woman's Christian Temperence League founder who gave shoutouts to people on their 100th birthdays
  • Gary Coleman utterance pertaining to the world's tallest building for 30 years


Name a lake in Minnesota. It need not be within the 218 area code.


Northern Indiana is most famous for three things. Two are Notre Dame and Michael J. Jackson. I forget the third thing.

Listen to this audio clip and name one of the hits of Michael Joseph Jackson. LETTER REQUIRED.
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TD 371, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 3xx

For information only, here's the area code map from the classic period. Note how simple it is compared to today's area code map.


Finally, I would like to put a halt to people asking questions about the questions in the forum. Providing more clarification isn't fair to people who submit early. Please advise me privately if I have made some error in constructing the TD, but do not expect me to provide more information about the clues. If you're not sure something is a correct answer, don't use it. There must be some you're absolutely sure about.

On with the TD...


Answer one of these questions about state and provincial postal abbreviations. Be careful: All of these ask for the name of the state or province, not the abbreviation. LETTER NOT REQUIRED.
  • What state's postal abbreviation is the name Paul Simon said we could call him?
  • What state's postal abbreviation is also the monogram of the government agency that provides our fighting men and women with hospitals and cemeteries?
  • What state's postal abbreviation is a common conjunction?
  • What state's postal abbreviation also refers to Arabian Nights?
  • What state's postal abbreviation is sometimes confused with the largest city in the west?
  • Name either the state or Canadian province whose postal abbreviation is a preposition. (Will be scored separately)
  • What state gave up its abbreviation when Canada also adopted two-letter abbreviations?
  • What state's postal abbreviation is a homonym for the opposite of full?
  • What state's postal abbreviation is the same as the Internet country code for Canada?
  • Arguably the least feminist state, its postal abbreviation is nevertheless a badge of feminism.


Delaware is the Diamond State. Identify one of these cuts of diamond. LETTER REQUIRED.



Name a peak in the Colorado Rockies.


John Denver accidentally immortalized the state of West Virginia in his song "Take Me Home, Country Roads." "Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River..." But wait, you say. Those places aren't in West Virginia. Alas, it was one of the greatest boners in music history. Denver didn't know West Virginia was a state; he thought when people said WV, they were talking about western Virginia. So he wrote a song about western Virginia. But it stuck in the Mountain State.

Name a song written and/or recorded by John Denver.


Answer one of these questions about companies headquartered in Florida. LETTER NOT REQUIRED
  • Name the popular Italian restaurant chain owned by Darden Restaurants, based in Orlando
  • What rental car company (which is no longer #1) for many years used O.J. Simpson as its pitchman?
  • What railroading company was formed by the merger of Chessie (ne Chesapeake & Ohio) and Seaboard?
  • What office supply giant took over rival OfficeMax after plans for a different merger were thwarted by the Justice department?
  • What Daytona-based company is the first acronym in stock-car racing?
  • Subscribe to this three-letter Boca Raton security company and you can put an octagonal sign on your property.
  • What rental truck company's vehicles were used to bomb both the World Trade Center and the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building?
  • What banana company is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, not so far north of the very, very tropical equator?
  • What Fort Lauderdale-based chain of car dealerships was founded by Wayne Huizenga?
  • What Lakeland-based supermarket chain is owned by its employees, not the public?


Saskatchewan's capital is Regina, which means queen. Name a reigning monarch.


Wyoming is unique because of the Great Basin, which doesn't get drained to the ocean. Name a U.S. river that empties directly into the ocean and drains more than one state.


The history of Nebraska is greatly linked to the development of the Union Pacific, the country's first transcontinental railroad. It built west from Omaha and its yard in North Platte is the largest in the world. Answer one of these questions about railroads. LETTER NOT REQUIRED.
  • The only truly transcontinental railroad in North America is this one built through the Great White North above the great lakes, across the prairies, and over the Rocky Mountains at Kicking Horse Pass
  • What is the one-word nickname of the railroad that built outward from St. Louis and eventually reached the Gulf of Mexico but never crossed the Rocky Mountains?
  • What is the two-word name of the railroad (from which folks get the time of day) that was celebrated in an Oscar-winning song?
  • What is the one-word name of the ill-fated railroad created from the remnants of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the New York Central, the Central of New Jersey, and the Reading Railroad?
  • What railroad baron ran the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, and the CB&Q from his headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota?
  • What prison city in California is home to a famous railroad loop where a train longer than 84 cars will cross over itself?
  • What nearly exclusively passenger railroad carries people due east from New York City?
  • What Amtrak train passes through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia and is named for the state birds of all those states?
  • What Illinois Central express was celebrated in song by Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, among others?
  • If you want to shuffle off to Buffalo, you might want to get on board this Amtrak train that runs from New York City or Boston to Chicago.


One of the remarkable things about the Prairie State is how it is criss-crossed by interstate highways. In part, this is because of the delicate nature of Illinois politics whereby whenever something is built in greater Chicago, something also has to be built downstate. This means Illinois has interstates in places where there aren't even many people. Answer one of these questions about interstate highways. LETTER REQUIRED.
  • A. What is the only two-digit east-west (even-numbered) interstate that goes directly to Canada?
  • B. What interstate connects Logan Airport with Seattle?
  • C. Be sure you don't mistake the interstate number with the speed limit on this interstate that connects New Brunswick (both of them) to Miami
  • D. What president was the Interstate Highway System posthumously named for?
  • E. I-35 runs from the shore of Lake Superior to the Rio Grande. It splits into I-35W and I-35E twice along its route. Name the two metropolitan areas where this happens. (A correct answer will have the names of four cities.)
  • F. No American route has the cache of Route 66, lending its name to a song and a TV series. This splendid route has been supplanted by interstates. Name the three interstate highways that have replaced Route 66 over the greatest length of its route from Chicago to Barstow.
  • G. What interstate number appears in both the Centennial State and the state where history was made 100 years earlier?
  • H. For what president is most of I-88 named?
  • I. What interstate runs from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to the George Washington Bridge?
  • J. What two-digit interstate passes through Las Vegas?


Identify one of these Chicago landmarks. (Do not name something in the background of the photos under penalty of sheep +5.)



Detroit is the Motor City, or Motown. It has been for more than 100 years. Motown Records was founded there, before Berry Gordy went west.

Listen to this audio clip and name one of these classic Motown songs and its artist.

Before becoming associated with cars, Detroit's nickname was City of the _______. (-1 point)


The old 314 has been greatly shrunken so that now it only includes St. Louis. In its classic period, the 314 included all of eastern Missouri, including Hannibal on the Mississippi.

Name a work by Mark Twain.

315 - NEW YORK

The 315, in its classic period, included the longest part of length of the Erie Canal. If you're not ready to use a lifeline because you've had enough of all the geography questions in this TD, answer one of these questions about canals. LETTER NOT REQUIRED.
  • What canal in the heart of Ottawa becomes a large skating rink during the capital's long winter?
  • What governor and presidential namesake is credited as the founder of the Erie Canal?
  • What two major rivers that flow directly to the sea are connected by the Champlain Canal?
  • Lynn Canal is a natural canal, not manmade, and it's a major thoroughfare in which state?
  • An adventurous boater can use the Trent-Severn Waterway to pass between what two Great Lakes?
  • What senator and presidential candidate was born under the U.S. flag in the Panama Canal Zone?
  • What former city in California (now annexed to another) once had a grid of backyard canals (nearly all gone) like its namesake in Europe?
  • What canal would someone traverse to get around Niagara Falls?
  • What river was widened and deepened over time to allow ships to pass from the East River to the Hudson?
  • What canal connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea?

316 - KANSAS

You know how to do it. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • Burt Bacharach-Hal David song famously recorded by Dionne Warwick and inspired a cross-country journey through Kansas starring Steve Martin and John Candy
  • KC suburb who played Richard Mulligan's nurse on Empty Nest
  • Kansas City-born saxophonist who practically invented bebop and then went on to star in "Dazed and Confused" and "Best in Show"
  • Topeka-born female penned the words "We real cool. We left school. We lurk late. We" and thousands of reviews of Broadway shows for the New York Times
  • This El Dorado-born "Beetle Bailey" creater was played by Chuck Norris in a long-running police series
  • British philosopher and logician who founded a candy company in Kansas
  • "Cheers" co-star born in Wichita who goes out on the prowl each night, walking on fences, dislodging trash can lids, killing small mammals, and sometimes engaging in coitus
  • Bea Benadaret vehicle that served as the base for T.J. McVeigh
  • The Beaver's dad (born in Lawrence) is major oil-refining center
  • Dick Grayson's aunt was born in Kinsley, Kansas and went on to produce or direct many excellent comedies starring his wife Julie Andrews or Peter Sellers
  • Wichita-born star of "Miami Vice" is one of the country's leading manufacturers of personal care products, including Band-Aid, Tylenol, Listerene, but NOT Windex, for crying out loud
  • Hillary Clinton's Overland Park-born running mate featured the ultraparanoid Captain Queeg


Name a winner of the Indianapolis 500


Their statues are falling a-plenty. Name a Confederate general.


For -1 point each, name these Louisiana dishes:
a. Sausage, seafood, chicken, and rice, with celery, onion, and bell peppers
b. Broth, okra, meat, roux, celery,onion, bell peppers
c. Rice, chicken liver, bell pepper, onion, celery
d. Crawfish in a roux sauce served over rice

319 - IOWA

Name a city anywhere on the length of the Mississippi River that has a television station.

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TD 372, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 4xx


Rhode Island is the smallest U.S. state by area. The name itself is misleading, because Rhode Island proper only comprises a small part of the state of Rhode Island, whose full name is "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." Answer one of these questions about small places, in terms of area.
  • Name the smallest country on the North American mainland, whose name means "The Savior."
  • What country whose capital is Basseterre is the smallest country in the western hemisphere?
  • Not even one square kilometer, this independent country is at the heart of Rome
  • Not counting the independent cities of Virginia and one unorganized county in Hawaii, the most densely populated county in the U.S. is also smallest in area. What is the name of this county which contains the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, and Strawberry Fields?
  • Even smaller than Qatar is this densely-populated neighbor of Israel is the smallest country on the Asian mainland
  • What state contains the cities Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, and Anchorage, all of which are larger than Rhode Island?
  • Name the smallest country on the African mainland and its namesake river, completely walled off by Senegal
  • What former Dutch dependency is the smallest country in South America, despite being larger than more than 100 independent countries?
  • Name the Copper State, whose every county is larger than Rhode Island
  • Name the smallest province of Canada


Nebraska's most famous son is longtime "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson. Something unique about Carson among late night hosts was Carson's propensity over his 30 years hosting the "Tonight Show" to take the night off (or many) and leave a guest host in charge. Name one of these people who filled in for Carson.



Identify one of these major Canadian cities by its geographic setting. LETTER REQUIRED.
  • A. Founded at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it's the only city in its province that many reading this can name
  • B. Situated on an island with one prominent mountain facing the rapids of the St. Lawrence
  • C. Situated between the delta of the Fraser and Burrard Inlet
  • D. The Don River flows through this provincial capital
  • E. Located on the Bow River about as far west as possible, as the foothills of the Rockies rise in its suburbs
  • F. Seated on the Rideau River at the confluence of its namesake river
  • G. This provincial capital lies on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River
  • H. This provincial capital is on Wascana Creek 100 miles north of Montana
  • I. The chief city of Canada's Ocean Playground and its historic Pier 21 sit in a protected harbor
  • J. At the head of a peninsula jutting into the Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • K. One of the twin cities of the Avalon, Cape Spear lies within its limits
  • L. This city lies on a high escarpment above the St. Lawrence just south of the Ile d'Orleans


Answer one of these questions about companies headquartered in Georgia.
  • This company makes Sprite and Fresca, among other drinks
  • You can buy a Homer Bucket at any of this company's 2274 stores
  • It called itself "the world's most important network" until some foreign governments banned it because of that
  • What fast-food chain's more than 2200 locations are all closed Sundays?
  • Who runs the tightest ship in the shipping business?
  • Who has variously used the slogans "the airline run by professionals," "we're ready when you are," and "we love to fly and it shows"?
  • What insurance company uses a testy duck as its mascot?
  • What game show made in Georgia is known for its survey research into topics such as, "places you forget to wash"?
  • This paper company makes Brawny, Angelsoft, Quilted Northern, and of course Dixie cups.
  • What chain of eateries will happily take its namesake product out of the freezer, toast it, and serve it to you?

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooklahoma gained more than its share of publicity from the title song in a 1943 musical by the team of Rodgers & Hammerstein, who together produced five musicals that live on in the Broadway canon. They even pulled a few hits from their flop shows.

Name a song from a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical


Montana is the only state whose motto is in Spanish. Most state mottoes are in Latin or English. Name a state given its motto and possibly some other helpful information.
  • The motto of this state, where Coca-Cola and CNN are headquartered, is "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation."
  • Live Free or Die
  • Don't mess with this state whose one-word motto is "Friendship."
  • Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ‘Āina i ka Pono
  • L'Etoile du Nord (Star of the North) is the motto of this state which was northernmost for over 100 years
  • Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you)
  • The motto of this state is Eureka ("I have found it") which is also the name of its northernmost large city
  • Sic Semper Tyrannis
  • Oro y plata
  • What hexagonal state without many factories has as its word motto "Industry"?
  • What state advertises its motto, "The Crossroads of America," on its license plates?
  • "With God, All Things Are Possible" is the motto of which midwestern state noted for its many presidents


The 407 area code takes in some of the priciest and best-attended amusement parks in the country.

Name an amusement park in Florida (need not be in the 407).


Answer one of these questions about companies headquartered in the San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland Bay Area.
  • What Cupertino-based computer company got sued by the Beatles' record label when it went into the music business via its iTunes platform?
  • What San Francisco banking giant got its start as an express company whose wagons are comin' to ya, like money in the mail?
  • What oil company, originally part of the Standard Oil Trust, is headquartered in San Ramon?
  • What company listed on the Fortune 499.999999999999999996037 makes the processors used in most Windows computers?
  • Name the drug wholesaler that's the second largest company based in California.
  • What bleach company based in Oakland also makes Burt's Bees, Scoop Away, Pine Sol, Formula 409, and Hidden Valley salad dressings?
  • What company is the #1 online auction site?
  • What internet company was once headed by Marissa Mayer?
  • What was the original name of Bank of America when it was founded in San Francisco in 1904 by Amadeo Peter Giannini?
  • What director best known for Star Wars and Indiana Jones maintains his businesses in San Francisco?

409 - TEXAS

Every summer we hear about hatches being batted. Even so, the Gulf Coast is regularly and frequently pummeled by the worst that nature has to offer. Answer a question about one of these Gulf hurricanes.
  • What gem-named hurricane hit the Florida panhandle in 1995 and continued to cause chaos?
  • What Texas city named for the body of Jesus was hit by Hurricane Beulah in 1967?
  • What powerhouse hurricane devastated South Florida in 1992 and then picked up punch over the Gulf and hit Louisiana?
  • What hurricane that shares its name with a 1950s president caused substantial damage in 2008 in Texas?
  • What category 5 storm leveled the Mississippi Gulf coast on August 28, 2005 and whose storm surge caused devastation in New Orleans?
  • Gas prices have still not come down to where they were before this man hit Texas and Louisiana in August 2017.
  • What hurricane which shares her name with a tragic film character devastated New Orleans in 1969?
  • What massive hurricane came up the west coast of Florida in 2017 and led all aircraft to stay out of the entire state?
  • Hurricanes didn't even have names in 1900 when a tremendous storm flattened what Texas city and caused nearly 10,000 deaths?
  • What westernmost Florida city of over 50,000 was hit by Hurricane Erin on August 3, 1995?


The small town of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (part of the classic 412) produced not one but two well-known popular singers. Listen to this clip and give both the title and singer of one of these songs. (LETTER REQUIRED)

BONUS: For -1 point, in addition to the singer you answered in 412, who was the other singer?


Springfield, Mass. is perhaps most famous as the birth of basketball.

Name a pro basketball hall of famer.


BONUS - The logo of the NBA is based on the physique of what hall of famer? You may duplicate your answer from 413.


What's made Milwaukee famous doesn't have to make a fool out of TD players, when they have so many choices.

Name a brand of beer.


San Francisco gained musical fame for being where Tony Bennett left his heart. The man from Queens is still recording at age 91, more than 68 years after he started cutting to vinyl. Listen to this clip and name a Tony Bennett song. (LETTER REQUIRED)

BONUS: For -1 point, who was the duet singer on Track J in the Tony Bennett question?


The CN Tower in Toronto was for decades the world's tallest freestanding structure. Name one of these iconic towers.



You know how to do it. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • Kansas City-based tax preparer and Lucy's unflattering term for Charlie Brown
  • Kind of like apple crisp, this St. Joseph-born actress was a star in musicals but became more familiar through her recurring roles on "All in the Family" and "Laverne and Shirley"
  • Former owner of the St. Louis Cardinals who's willing to fly deep into the wilderness
  • He changed his name and teamed up with Oliver Hardy and is the state capital
  • KC-based greeting card giant who at one time held the single-season home run record
  • "Sesame Street" pair whose relationship has long been controversial, making people wonder if they would someday turn up on "Tattletales"
  • Hamilton-born department store founder who never wears a Mack in the pouring rain, very strange
  • Born in Kearney, shot dead in St. Joe and famous for writing and recording "Fire and Rain"
  • Before his conviction for Enron-related crimes was final, this Dylan song died
  • Talking horse who won Emmys for "Rich Man, Poor Man," "Roots," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and of course "Lou Grant"
  • Another co-star of Mary Tyler Moore, this West Plains-born actor is sometimes mistaken for a goatee
  • Top Confederate general set up shop in a suburb of Kansas City

418 - QUEBEC

Quebec City is the only city in North America with an intact, honest-to-goodness wall. Answer one of these questions about other walled cities.
  • Manhattan once had a wall and the street where it stood is now synonymous with the stock market. Name the national memorial on Wall Street.
  • This capital of the Dominican Republic still has walls and gates visible
  • One part of the old city wall is still visible in this oldest city of the United States
  • Part of the wall is still standing in this Central American capital that shares its name with a city in the Florida panhandle
  • This Asian city is world-famous for its Western Wall
  • What Belgian capital's wall is still extant from the 1200s?
  • In what country where St. Urho's Day is celebrated will you find the walled Suomenlinna?
  • The walls of Monteriggioni are nearly intact from the 13th century. In which boot-shaped country will you find Monterggioni?
  • The walled city of Budva is on the Adriatic coast in which Balkan nation?
  • Mdina is a fabulous walled city on which Mediterranean island state?
  • The city walls in the Baltic capital of Tallinn are well preserved. What country is this in?
  • What British city's walls date from medieval times, and if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere?

BONUS - What is the name of the very old, tall, and famous hotel built near the wall that is as much an icon of Quebec City as the wall itself?

419 - OHIO

Cedar Point in Sandusky is known for its high-thrill roller coasters and other amusement rides. Identify one of the classic amusement rides. Either its generic name or trademark is acceptable.


BONUS - What is the name of the famous wooden roller coaster at Coney Island, which Charles Lindbergh described as a greater thrill than flying?

BONUS - What is the name of the famous wooden roller coaster at King's Island, another Ohio amusement park?

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TD 373, clt013, Tourney Time

1. 1992-93: The inaugural event was thrown together at the last minute and held at high school gyms in southeast Iowa - with Burlington based Sterzing's Potato Chips serving as corporate sponsor. A year later, Dubuque Hams put its name on the event as well and brought the championship game to the city which borders Wisconsin and Illinois. Both Burlington and Dubuque had a population of at least 25,000 as of the 2016 Census estimates. Name another city in Iowa with a population of 25,000 or more. [17 possible answers]

2. 1994: The event moved to espn2 and a format which would see all games played within 24 hours. Sportscasters also became a bigger part of the story - and would be integral through the remainder of the event's run. Given their last name + first initial and number of letters, name one of these female sportscasters. [Only the first name is necessary.]

Arrington (J -4)
Bernstein (B - 6)
Capuano (C - 4)
Dales (S - 6)
Guerrero (L - 4)
Hammond (I - 4)
Kolber (S - 4)
McKendry (C - 5)
Oliver (P - 3)
Stark (M - 7)
Zelasko (J - 6)

3. 1995: Because the NCAA still refused to offer the SPCDH Big 10 winner an automatic bid to their 64-team field, the conference's players announced a boycott and left schools to fill their rosters with replacements. Given the school plus number of letters in their names, identify one of these alums who actually took the court during the day. (Initials: JA, SA, CC, JG, FH, RH, SH, MJ, JL-D, DW, RW) [Give letter followed by answer.]

A. Illinois: Quarterback who was first overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft (4,6)
B. Indiana: Free throw and 3-point specialist who was 1984 Olympian and later coached at Iowa, New Mexico and UCLA (5,6)
C. Iowa: Running back who dropped more balls than a hernia specialist at the 1986 Rose Bowl (6,6)
D. Michigan: Pitcher with one hand who threw a no-hitter with the Yankees (3,6)
E. Michigan State: Guard who led school to 1979 title, then Lakers to NBA crowns and now is in LA front office (5,7)
F. Minnesota: Multi-sport draftee who became MLB HOF and had go-ahead RBI in 1992 World Series clincher for Blue Jays (4,8)
G. Northwestern: Actress - SNL, Seinfeld, Veep (5,5-7)
H. Ohio State: Wide receiver who one coach claimed "only scores touchdowns" (4,6)
I. Penn State: Running back who made an "immaculate" catch as a pro player in the same state (6,6)
J. Purdue: Hall of Fame defensive back who spent most of his NFL career with the Steelers (3,7)
K. Wisconsin: Track star who was three time Olympian - running in the women's 800 and 1500 meter events but never medaling (4,8)

4. 1997: After a certain WWE figure paid off the NCAA to give the 1996 champ an automatic bid, he messed up the whole thing by trying to transfer that invitation from the actual winner to another conference team that was "on the bubble". The NCAA claimed the berth was a "non-transferrable privilege", so a year later there was no bid on the line. That same WWE figure also conveniently booked wrestling shows in arenas throughout the Midwest on 1997 tournament day - leaving the conference to play these games in outdoor venues. Years later, the NHL began holding regular season games outside. Given the stadium, name one of these cities to host an outdoor hockey game since 2008. [Only city name is necessary.]

Ralph Wilson Stadium
Wrigley Field
Fenway Park
Heinz Field
Citizens Bank Park
Michigan Stadium
Nationals Park
Levi's Stadium
TCF Bank Stadium
Coors Field
Busch Stadium

5. 1998: The event expanded to 48 hours of non-stop basketball and used a double elimination format. Give a letter of an NCAA Division I basketball school whose nickname starts with the same letter. (Examples: If the Quinnipiac Quail or Zanesville State Zoozaronis were a thing then you could answer "Q" or "Z". However, the Illinois "Fighting" Illini and Utah "Runnin" Utes (the name Utah uses for their men's basketball team) do not qualify. In other words, "I" and "U" are incorrect answers.) [13 possible answers]

6. 1999: In the middle of a three-year deal to conduct 48-hour events, a pool play format was used. Name any country besides the United States which is in the Top 10 in total Olympic swimming medals for men's or women's competition. [11 possible answers]

7. 2000: The format switched to "two-leg" quarterfinals and semifinals and a best-of-five championship round. Name any US president whose first or last name is 5 letters long. [15 possible answers]

8. 2002-2007: After the 2001 event was held in small arenas throughout Iowa, the conference signed a deal that would see games held in all 48 contiguous states by the end of the 2007 tournament. All of the following answers are cities that were hosts during those six years. [Only city name is necessary.]

Setting for the HBO series The Wire
Music group known for "More Than a Feeling" and "Amanda"
The Possum Posse put together a video series called "Guy on a" this
Prime time soap opera set at Southfork Ranch that ran from 1978-1991 and was revived over 20 years later
Last name of the woman who won a Grammy for singing "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"
Perhaps fans saw Mark Cohn walking here before or after the game
Peyton Manning became known for frequently yelling this word before the ball was snapped
NBC drama starring Melina Kankaredes as a doctor who leaves Beverly Hills for a return to her east coast home
The 2002 Winter Olympics were held here
Sports general managers who make a lot of player moves are said to be doing this "and dealing"
Glen Campbell sang about a lineman from this place

9. 2008: Nine of the ten Canadian provinces hosted games - with famous natives singing "O Canada" before each contest. Name one of these singers or provincial capitals that was part of the day's festivities. [Letter required with answer.]

A. "If You Asked Me To", "Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
B. "I'm Like a Bird", "Say It Right"
C. "Complicated", "My Happy Ending"
D. "Adia", "Building a Mystery"
E. "Ironic", "You Oughta Know"
F. "From This Moment On", "That Don't Impress Me Much"

G. Alberta
H. British Columbia
I. New Brunswick
J. Nova Scotia
K. Prince Edward Island

10. 2009: As part of a final three-year deal, a two-day outdoor/indoor hybrid event was held to have a total of 1,000,000 people attend the twenty-two games. Give one of these answers that includes "million".

Nickname of WWE superstar Ted DiBiase
TV show about a former astronaut with bionic parts
Game show hosted by Regis Philbin on ABC and now (after others) Chris Harrison in syndication
2016 Lady Gaga song which peaked at #4 in US
Hilary Swank won an Oscar for her role in this 2004 movie
5-word phrase from Gilligan's Island theme song that describes the Howells
In 1991, the Toronto Blue Jays were the first baseball team to break this attendance barrier
Second largest bookstore chain in the United States
This city is home to the University of South Dakota
Richard Pryor has to spend a large amount of money in 30 days in this 1985 movie
In The Game of Life, the goal is to finish in this location

11. 2010: The league went "old school" as games were held in past arenas on conference campuses. Given his role, name one of these movies in which "Old School" actor Will Ferrell appeared. [Give letter with answer.]

A. San Diego news man
B. Skater Chazz Michael Michaels
C. North Pole worker Buddy
D. Alcoholic fired salesman Nick Halsey
E. Soccer coach Phil Weston
F. Paleontologist Dr. Rick Marshall
G. Basketball player Jackie Moon
H. Brennan Huff - adult who lives with his divorced mother
I. NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby
J. Democratic Congressman Cam Brady
K. NYPD detective Allen Gamble

12. 2011: The event finished where it started as the venues which hosted in 1992 were part of a final tournament which saw 13 games packed into 24 hours. Name one of these words or phrases that is a palindrome.

How the first man could have introduced himself to the first woman
How to describe a guy's idea to dig a trench through a certain Central American country
Biblical mother of Samuel
First name of Bart Simpson's bus driver
Pitch Perfect actress Kendrick
Water transportation used in an Olympic event
A position on a real or imaginary scale of amount, quantity or quality
Monopoly token
A meterologist uses this map to show the location of precipitation
What you could say if Mr. Rodman was guilty of gluttony, lust, pride or four other "deadly" things


There are three options - offering small (-3), medium (-6) or large (up to -10) bonus possibilities. You may choose one of the three.

Option A - "Wheelhouse": Choose a question from above and give six more correct answers to earn a bonus of (-3).

Option B - "Pairs": Give the pair of correct answers (-1 for each pair) for up to six of these questions. [Letter required.]

A. The first tournament title was won on this play that was also used to free up Jimmy Chitwood for a championship winning shot in this movie
B. Clark Kellogg was a player, broadcaster, referee and coach during the 20 years - give his nickname and the Kellogg's headquarters city which once hosted a game in a cereal warehouse
C. This pair of espn2 personalities (Initials = K.O. and J.R.) was not well-liked by fans and each ended up in the Dubuque dungeon after poor behavior in 1994
D. These former Mouseketeers turned "Beautiful" and "Lucky" musical artists feuded one year
E. The coaches who won the most tournament games (and also a pair of titles each) were T.I. and G.K. from schools in these "directional" cities
F. 2010 Olympic skiing teammates (J.M. and L.V.) who brawled around the Dubuque area during that year's tournament
G. The only schools who participated in all 20 tournaments and failed to win a championship were this pair located in the same state
H. Besides Canada, these non-US locations (one an island) hosted games - in the cities of Hamilton and Monterrey
I. Skills competitions held for celebrities included these games that share their names with a number that players in a certain card game hope to hit and an animal that goes for a triple crown each May/June
J. These are the nicknames of the two most recent additions to the conference - who joined over 3 years after the tournament's final edition

Option C - "Name that nickname": NCAA Division I college arenas in these cities hosted games, give the school's nickname.
Each two correct answers earns a bonus of (-1).
Additional bonuses (-3 and -1, respectively) for the two entrants with the most correct responses and no errors. [2-way tie for 1st = -2 each, 3 or more = -1 each]

Bowling Green, KY
Burlington, VT
Cedar Falls, IA
Colorado Springs, CO
Flagstaff, AZ
Loretto, PA
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Moscow, ID
Muncie, IN
Newark, DE
Oxford, OH
Peoria, IL
Terre Haute, IN
Ypsilanti, MI

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TD 374, SenseiCAY, Cherry Blossom Festival

1. CHERRIES - Letter and answer required. Choose a letter and answer the (possibly loosely) cherry-related question.
  1. What glam metal band is known for the song “Cherry Pie?”
  2. “Cherry snapper” is another name for what common fish?
  3. What is the name for a dessert normally made with cherries, flambeed, and served over vanilla ice cream?
  4. What liqueur is normally used in the preparation of the answer to (c)?
  5. What is the name of the children’s board game made by Hasbro, where the object is to pick ten cherries off your tree?
  6. What is the name of the best flavor of ice cream, a popular Ben & Jerry’s flavor featuring cherry ice cream, chunks of cherries, and fudge flakes?
  7. The rather mild cherry pepper is also known by what Spanish term?
  8. What term is used in basketball for the act of hanging out near the opponent’s goal with the hope of receiving a long pass and scoring an easy basket if the opposing team loses the ball, and also in public debate as another name for the fallacy of incomplete evidence?
  9. The cherry trees seen in Washington, DC were a gift from the Japanese in 1912. What is the Japanese term for the blossom of a Japanese cherry tree?
  10. Don Cherry is an announcer for what sport?
2. SMITHSONIAN - Establishment name required. The museums of the Smithsonian Institution are some of the most popular landmarks in Washington, DC. A little more than half of them line the National Mall, between the Washington Monument and the US Capitol Building. There are 10 Smithsonian museums and galleries (not counting the “Castle,” which houses the administrative offices and information center) on the National Mall. Name any one of them (note: you must give enough information to distinguish your answer).

As a bonus (use Q11), there are a total of 19 Smithsonian museums and galleries (again, not counting the Castle). For -1 point each, name as many Smithsonian museums/galleries as you can that are NOT on the National Mall. Wrong answers will be penalized +1 point each.

3. BLOSSOMS - Letter and answer required. Choose a picture and identify the flower pictured:

4. JAPAN - Letter and answer required. Answer one of the following questions about Japan.
  1. What is the former name of the current capital of Japan?
  2. What prefecture in Japan is home to a nuclear power plant that was disabled after an earthquake in 2011 damaged reactors and caused radiation leaks?
  3. What is the Japanese term for this object?
  4. Japan is well-known for its cuisine – restaurants serving dishes like tempura, sushi, udon, and ramen are fairly easy to find in the West. Natto is another well-known Japanese food item, although its fame likely comes from being an acquired taste. What common food item is fermented to create natto?
  5. The Japanese archipelago is composed of almost 7,000 islands. In any order, what are the names of the FOUR LARGEST?
  6. Composed of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors, what is the collective name for Japan’s bicameral legislature, their version of what we call “Congress?”
  7. Written in the 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of whom is sometimes considered to be the world’s first novel?
  8. Sometimes referred to as “the Great Wave” or just “the Wave,” the full title of this work of art mentions what location?
  9. Who is the artist behind the work in (h)?
  10. Translated as “the way of warriors” and analogous to the European code of chivalry, what is the term for the “code” of moral values and conduct required of samurai?
5. FESTIVALS - Letter and answer required. Choose a letter and name the festival based on a picture or promotional poster:

6. 1934 – Letter and answer required. The first National Cherry Blossom Festival was held in 1934. Select a letter below and answer the question about another notable event, birth, or death that occurred in 1934.
  1. What city became the capital of Cote D’Ivoire in 1934 (although the political capital is not currently located there)?
  2. Still holding the career RBI record with 2,297, what baseball player was born on February 5, 1934?
  3. “Woman Haters” was the first short released by whom?
  4. What Disney character debuted in the animated short “The Wise Little Hen?”
  5. Dying in 1934, who was the first (and still the only) person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences?
  6. After the death of his father, King Albert I, who ascended to the throne in Belgium in 1934?
  7. Born in 1934, what activist and politician rose to prominence with the book “Unsafe at Any Speed?”
  8. Born in 1934, who is, as of the time of this game, the snowball-tossing senior Senator from Oklahoma?
  9. Shot and killed in 1934, Bonnie and Clyde were the two best-known members of what “gang” of criminals that also included Deacon Jones and Clyde’s older brother and sister-in-law?
  10. Dying in 1934, what composer is best known for an orchestral suite with seven movements, including ones originally titled, “the Bringer of War,” “the Bringer of Peace,” and “the Winged Messenger?”
7. WASHINGTON, DC BEFORE AND AFTER – phrase required, any names included in your answer must be first and last names. Where a person’s name is part of the answer, first and last are required for this question. Give one of the before-and-after phrases, somewhat associated with Washington, DC and the surrounding area, being described below. You know how these work – the answers are two or more overlapping phrases, where the last word of one phrase is the same as the first word of the next phrase. For example, an NBA player from Ohio who went on to become the 5th President of the United States would be “LeBron James Monroe.”
  • Writer of “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” who also pitched two no-hitters for the Washington Nationals in 2015.
  • Actress who plays similar characters in both Arrested Development and Archer who is the namesake for a medical center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • A DC neighborhood south of the National Zoo, home to an investment banking firm that merged with Dean Witter in 1997.
  • 38th President of the United States whose venue was the site of the most famous (or infamous) performance of “Our American Cousin.”
  • A private school attended by both Chelsea Clinton and both of Barack and Michelle Obama’s daughters where Dewey Finn assembles a group of 4th graders to compete in a Battle of the Bands competition.
  • A…umm…clothing…company that was initially founded in 1865 to combat counterfeiting of currency.
  • Residents of a DC neighborhood named after a Civil War rear admiral and popular among the LGBT community sing the opening song from a 1994 Disney animated film.
  • A Supreme Court Justice known for being a man of few words moonlights as the main character on a kids’ TV show narrated, most famously, by Ringo Starr and George Carlin.
  • John Wall, Bradley Beal, and their teammates are employed by a game publisher best known for Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons.
  • A brand name best known for packaged rice products such as “Ready Rice” takes over a DC restaurant known for its half-smokes.
8. BASEBALL – letter and name required. Select a letter and name the Major League Baseball player who started his career in Japan (note: not all players are currently active in MLB, but all players are shown wearing the uniform or hat of their most recent MLB team). Click the images for possible additional hints.

9. JAPAN-US RELATIONS – celebrity name required. The title of this question was once a category on Saturday Night Live’s Celebrity Jeopardy sketch. Name any celebrity that has “appeared” as a contestant on SNL’s Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, hosted by Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek (actors appearing as themselves also count here; we are looking for the celebrities being parodied, and not the actors that played them, unless the actor is playing themselves).

As a bonus (use Q12), name as many possible answers to this question as you can (including your answer to Q9). You will receive a bonus of -1 point for every 3 correct answers (rounded down, regardless of how many wrong answers you put down). The player with the most correct answers without a miss will receive an additional bonus of -5 points. The player with the second most will receive an additional bonus of -3 points.

10. MOVIES – letter and movie title required. Name one of the following movies set in Japan:

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TD 375, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 5xx



Name a person associated with Bill Clinton. This will be scored generously, but keep it real. Naming Washington because they were both presidents or Copernicus because they're in the same volume of the encyclopedia will not result in a happy association.


The "run for the roses" takes place every year on the first Saturday in May. Name one of the winners of the 11th race at Churchill Downs. (If naming the 2015 winner, don't worry so much about spelling.) A correct answer will be the name of a horse.

BONUS - Name the other two races of the Triple Crown.

503 - OREGON

Astoria, Oregon was established as a utopia by John Jacob Astor. Like most utopias, it failed to live up to its promise, but it remains a thriving place on the Columbia River (which most know flows directly to the ocean). Answer one of these questions about utopias.
  • What religious sect based in Maine is down to its last two members, because the sect believes sex is not one of the "simple gifts" and forbids it even in marriage?
  • William Penn planned his colony as a utopia based on orderliness. What major city of the United States was the first laid out on a grid?
  • What is the one word name of the planned, largely agrarian, communes of Israel?
  • Who coined the term utopia in the book of the same name?
  • What ancient scholar proposed a utopia in his Republic?
  • What colony founded by Germans in Iowa invented the side-by-side refrigerator/freezer?
  • Name either the Greek province or the mythical region claimed in English literature to be pure and unspoiled by civilization (will be scored together)
  • Where in Minnesota are the women strong, the men good looking, and all the children above average?
  • What utopian colony established in New York in 1848 is still a well-known name in silverware?
  • What garden did the Lord establish in Genesis chapter 2?


Listen to this clip and give either the artist or song title by a famous jazz artist. NOTE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR EITHER THE ARTIST OR THE TITLE; YOU DON'T NEED BOTH; BUT THE LETTER IS REQUIRED.


New Mexicans are frequently frustrated when their fellow Americans don't recognize them as being part of the United States and tell them they need to pay extra for an international magazine subscription or the like. Name a state of Mexico.


The Canadian province of New Brunswick is named for Braunschweig, Germany. Name a city in Germany with more than 200,000 population.



The 507 is home to the Mayo Clinic, perhaps the most vaunted medical practice in the world, whose clients have included Ernest Hemingway, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Charles Lindbergh, Billy Graham, Lou Gehrig, Johnny Carson, King Hussein, and Jack Benny. (It's an old-timey list because of HIPAA; we no longer know what celebrities go there.)

Name a medical specialty.


Answer one of these questions about the companies of Massachusetts.
  • What company was founded in Cambridge by Edwin Land?
  • What Framingham-based chain of stores is never, ever the same place twice? (Either the store or the holding company is OK as an answer.)
  • What largest company based in the Bay State was founded by Thomas Edison in 1892 and for several decades owned NBC?
  • What two word company founded in Springfield was for decades the first name in one-word board games, marketing Life, Twister, Simon, Battleship, Yahtzee, Jenga, Trouble, Kerplunk, and Cootie?
  • How did the Floating Hospital for Children get its name?
  • Not to be confused with a Batman villain, what management consulting firm was once headed by Mitt Romney?
  • The namesake product of what alliterative Canton-based company with more than 12,000 locations worldwide once had a built-in handle to allow the consumer to carry out their namesake function?
  • What shoe brand named for an antelope is headquartered in Canton?
  • Name the man or the company he founded at a soda fountain in Quincy in 1925, which he eventually built to over 1000 locations, and whose last outlet closed in 2017.
  • What manufacturer of guided missiles headquartered in Waltham was founded as the American Appliance Company?


No other place grows as much of America's most popular fruit as the 509 in eastern Washington. Name one of these apples.


512 - TEXAS

You know how to do it. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • David Berkowitz served as the first president of Texas
  • Who holds the pitching strikeouts record and achieved fame hosting "American Idol"?
  • No "Coward of the County," this Rajah made it to the hall of fame playing infield for St. Louis
  • El Paso-born first woman on the Supreme Court was genetically engineered from both Superman and Lex Luthor?! (No wonder her vote was pivotal.)
  • No relation to Lex, this Waco-born wild and crazy guy started the Protestant Reformation 501 years ago.
  • This flamboyant duo performed with white tigers and rarely took off dark horn-rimmed glasses while singing "Oh Pretty Woman" and "Blue Bayou"
  • The second-largest city in Texas starred in "Desperado," "Assassins," "Evita," and "The 13th Warrior"
  • What Miss America not only married the governor of Kentucky but was elected governor of Texas twice and president twice? (BE VERY CAREFUL!)
  • Lead singer of the Supremes was defeated twice in independent bids for president
  • What hero of the Alamo lent his name to one of a pair of Miami vice cops?

513 - OHIO


Cincinnati is best known as the headquarters of Procter & Gamble. They're not making soap operas like they used to, but their stable of billion dollar brands is the most enviable on Wall Street. Name a current or former Procter & Gamble product.

BONUS - Another famous Cincinnati product is the Skyline brand of what food item?

514 - QUEBEC

Montreal is the second largest majority-French speaking city in the world. It is a very cosmopolitan place where sons and daughters of many ethnicities have risen to fame. Montrealers are represented beyond their proportions among the famous. Name one of these famous Montrealers. If more than one person is in the photo, name either. Will be scored separately.


515 - IOWA

One of the most famous works of American art came from Iowa. Name one of these iconic works of American art. (Some of them have popular titles that differ from their official names. Name either.)


516 - NEW YORK

The classic 516 consisted of all of the suburban portion of Long Island. Name a city or town in Eastern Long Island (i.e., not part of New York City), or name a regular cast member (actor or actress, not character) from the Long Island-set sitcom Growing Pains.


See what you know about the cities of Michigan.
  • Glenn Miller had a gal in this southwest Michigan ville, ville, ville, ville, ville, ville
  • What region of Michigan contains Bessemer, Houghton, Marquette, Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie?
  • What suburb of Detroit was the base for Henry Ford and his motor company?
  • What president is buried in Grand Rapids?
  • It took Paul Simon four days to hitchhike from which of the Tri-Cities?
  • What party held its 1980 presidential nominating convention at Cobo Arena in Detroit?
  • What city north of Detroit is noted for its long decline from being a manufacturing powerhouse for GM and its 2014 water crisis?
  • What home of the University of Michigan is named for a woman and a tree?
  • In what city is Kellogg's headquartered?
  • In what Michigan city will you find this iconic structure?

BONUS - Name the Tri-Cities (-1 each). You may duplicate your answer from 517.

518 - NEW YORK

The Appalachian Mountains run from Quebec to Alabama. Along the way, many of the subsidiary ranges of the Appalachians are as well known as the Apps themselves. Answer one of the following.
  • You can buy a bumper sticker if your car climbs Mount Washington in this colorful range
  • In which mountainous state west of the Delaware are most of the Poconos?
  • Name the poet known for "Song of Hiawatha" and "The Cross of Snow" who has a range named for him in Maine
  • What do you call those treeless, hairless mountains near the Georgia-North Carolina-South Carolina tri-point?
  • What state (and some of its boys) got their name from a colorful range of the northern Appalachians?
  • What range of southern New York was a resort destination in the mid-20th century known for its live entertainment?
  • What range runs from Connecticut to Vermont and isolates Pittsfield from the rest of Massachusetts?
  • What colorful range stretches from Pennsylvania down to Georgia and is particularly notable in Virginia and North Carolina?
  • What range of New York is also an iconic chair?
  • The haze sometimes doesn't clear for weeks in this range that forms the border between North Carolina and Tennessee



The most famous musical group to emerge from western Ontario is Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians. Listen to this clip and name one of these Guy Lombardo songs. Listen before using a lifeline. Most of them are EASY! (LETTER REQUIRED)

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TD 376, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 6xx

For information only, here's the area code map from the classic period and from today. Note how simple the classic map is compared to today's area code map.



Mississippi is one of four states whose capital is named for a president. Answer one of these questions about places named for presidents.
  • What core American document was authored by the namesake of the capital of Wisconsin?
  • The nation's capital is named for our first president. What architect laid out the streets of Washington with its many diagonals?
  • What foreign capital is named for a U.S. president?
  • In 1945, Jersey Homesteads, N.J. was renamed after this president who had recently died.
  • Although he was never president or even actively sought it, he became the namesake of cities in several states, including a city of over 60,000 in Ohio that added an exclamation point to the city's name to make it seem more exciting. (They should have just waited for the musical.)
  • The major city in Ohio is not named for this two-term president, but a village in Manitowac County, Wisconsin is.
  • What pre-Civil War unelected president has a college city in Texas named for him?
  • What president is the largest city in Florida named for?
  • What name did the citizens of Lancaster, Nebraska adopt for their city after an earth-shattering 1865 event?
  • The governing body of St. Augusta, Minnesota renamed the city after this governor, reality star, and occasional presidential hopeful in 2000. (The voters thought better of it and changed the name back in a referendum.)


Name one of these cacti. Popular names are preferred, but scientific names will be accepted if you really can't help yourself. LETTER REQUIRED.



CNBC computes an annual Quality of Life ranking of the states, and New Hampshire is consistently ranked high. Figure out these states from its 2017 ranking. NUMBER REQUIRED.
  • 10. More of an urban tourist destination than the other nine states, visitors flock to this state for college tours, whale watching, and to spy the rich and famous on Martha's Vineyard.
  • 9. A place to grow, fewer people live in its chief metropolitan area than that of any other state. It's most famous for its outsized role in presidential politics.
  • 8. From the badlands to mountain peaks to its small-city feeling state capital, this state has a 545-mile long border with Canada, touching three provinces.
  • 7. This state seceded from number 10 in 1820 and continues to be dependent on the primary sector. The U.S. went to war with Great Britain in 1838-1839 over its northern boundary.
  • 6. People from Massachusetts refer to this state as "the tax-free zone" and make weekend visits for goods which they'd otherwise pay sales tax on. There's even a huge shopping center two feet north of the state line.

  • 5. From the Emerald City with its disproportionate number of corporate headquarters, it's only a short drive to the pure wilderness of the Cascades or the Olympic Peninsula. The rest of this state isn't bad either.
  • 4. This state, admitted in 1889, has been likened to the new Saudi Arabia. Its vast oil reserves, nearly untapped, contain potential for it be the boom state of the 21st century. A newly completed yet controversial pipeline has recently begun to haul its black gold to market. The main thing detracting from the quality of life in the Flickertail State is the population boom in the oil patch, causing choas all the way to the Red River of the North.
  • 3. This midwestern state has a diverse economy that makes it a relatively safe place to be in bad times. Like number five, it also has a disproportionate number of corporate headquarters in its major metropolitan area, which runs right into the recreational country containing more than 10,000 lakes that has made the state famous. The state also contains half of the world's largest inland port.
  • 2. With its largest city having only 40,000 some people and its largest metro area one-third the size of Des Moines, this state has avoided most urban problems, to the extent that its senator was called out for his lack of knowledge about the troubles of urban Americans during his 2016 presidential bid. Its shopping habits are even different from the rest of the country, with Walmart, Costco, and Target only recently having entered the market and fast-food restaurants being discouraged.
  • 1. The state with the highest quality of life, quite far from the others, also has the highest cost of living and the highest average annual temperatures, although strange as it seems, its record high temperature is lower than that of each of the other 49 states.


When you hear the name Victoria for a place, you ought to think of someplace the British used to be. Answer one of these questions about current or former British possessions.
  • Prince Charles made the trip from London to this colony to transfer it to the Chinese in 1997.
  • Not even 65,000 people live in this British territory at the apex of a triangle reaching to Puerto Rico and Melbourne, Florida.
  • At least forty of the 50 largest banks in the world have branches in George Town, capital of this British possession directly south of Cuba. The money there is said to be, um, cleanest in the world. Many Americans travel there for ... scuba diving! Yeah, that's it!
  • The upper and lower parts of this British colony were united in 1841.
  • The Channel Islands belong to the U.K. although they're only 13 miles off the coast of France. Go figure. Name one of the Channel Islands with a population of at least 500.
  • The Romans called this place Insula Manavia.
  • Both the U.S. and the U.K. possess parts of this island group immediately east of Puerto Rico.
  • The UK and Argentina went to war in 1982 over this tiny patch of land.
  • The only runway of the only airport serving this British possession at the tip of Spain crosses the only road in and out of the place. And you think your border delays are bad!
  • The British delegation were too embarrassed to pose for the portrait of the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which gave this country its independence.

BONUS - For -1 each, name the U.S. states that border British Columbia.


Great Faces, Great Places. Nobody could say it any better than that. Name one of these famous creations made of stone.



With 120 counties, Kentucky has more than all but two other states. See if you can figure out these Kentucky counties.
  • One county shares its name with a Kentucky pioneer, and also his descendants Pat and Debby who became popular singers.
  • One county takes its name from the river that forms the state's northern boundary.
  • One county has the same name as the lake formed by the Glen Canyon Dam.
  • What county has the same name as Lisa, Bart, and Maggie?
  • Kentucky has counties with the same name as the most populous counties in Michigan and Nevada. Name either. (Will be scored separately.)
  • Kentucky, a border state that didn't secede, has counties bearing the names of the two principal generals of North and South. Name both.
  • One county is named for a revolutionary war general, as is a fort most famous as a repository for precious metal.
  • One county is named for a great man of colonial America who never set foot in Kentucky but invented a stove, bifocals, the public library, the fire department...
  • One county shares its name with a president who was born in Kentucky.
  • One county is named for Zebulon, who has the most famous peak in the Rockies named for him.

607 - NEW YORK

Cooperstown, New York, in the 607, is the birthplace of baseball and the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Name a current major league team.


Name one of these cheeses. LETTER REQUIRED.



New Jersey is named for a European island. Name a European island.


As has previously been mentioned, Minneapolis is a major corporate center. Name one of these Minnesota companies.
  • The former Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company changed its name to this.
  • Name the Minneapolis-based retailing company whose logo is visible on the aerial photo of the shopping center above.
  • Name the Minneapolis-based company founded as Washburn-Crosby Company that makes Hamburger Helper, Cheerios, Betty Crocker cake mix, and Green Giant vegetables.
  • What dairy products giant had its ticker symbol decades before it became a familiar internet abbreviation? (Either the company name or abbreviation is fine.)
  • Name either of the giant window manufacturers headquartered in Minnesota. (They are giant companies. They don't make giant windows.) (Will be scored separately.)
  • Give the last name of the founder of the Austin, Minnesota food company that makes untold quantities of chili and beef stew, packaged pepperoni, Spam, chicken & dumplings, and Skippy peanut butter.
  • What one-word Minneapolis-based agribusiness trading company is the largest private corporation in the U.S.?
  • What two-word Edina-based Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is the largest retailer of soft-serve ice cream in the United States and Canada?
  • What chain of hotels (some of which are blu) began with its flagship hotel in Minneapolis named for a French fur trader and explorer?
  • What Minneapolis-based retailing company whose logo is a yellow price tag, was originally called "The Sound of Music" (and started the same year that movie was made)?
BONUS - What's the name of the Pillsbury Doughboy?


The Canadian capital of Ottawa is located in the 613. Name a prime minister of Canada. Don't forget there are two with the same last name.

614 - OHIO

The capital of Ohio, in the 614, is named for Christopher Columbus. Name a place Columbus visited.


Nashville is home of the Grand Old Opry and Music Square. It was country before country was cool. Listen to this clip and name the country artist who's doin' the singin'. (LETTER REQUIRED)

BONUS - What decidedly non-country singer sang the highly unexpected song at the end?


You know how to do Before and After. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • Dearborn-based pioneer auto manufacturer famous for writing "The Good Soldier."
  • 1997 film starring John Cusack and Minnie Driver (whose name is itself a before & after) that lets the recipient fill in any dollar amount desired.
  • International port of entry who died at the guillotine on October 16, 1793.
  • Castaway who's home of the Wolverines
  • Monroe-based manufacturer of recliners who fronted Culture Club
  • Tool of witchcraft who made it to the Hall of Fame and serves as a spokesperson for AIDS and HIV causes
  • Businessman who saved Chrysler and owns Minute Maid, Fanta, Barq's, and Dasani
  • Legendary African-American singer of "I Just Called to Say I Love You" whose real name is Diana Prince
  • Boundary water who served as ambassador to Italy and Brazil under Ike (A correct answer will have five words)
  • Christopher Reeve went back to 1912 (or was it a dream?) In this picture filmed on Mackinac Island that chooses a Man of the Year (or something like that) annually.


The City of Higher Learning, the Bay State of Mind ... Some people say a college tour isn't complete without a loop of Massachusetts. Name a college or university in Massachusetts.


The 618 includes Little Egypt, where you'll find Cairo, appropriately enough. Senator and presidential candidate from Carbondale Paul Simon was fond of reminding Southerners that Little Egypt is closer to Jackson, Mississippi (in the 601) than it is to Chicago. Name a country in Africa.


The classic 619 is the high desert of California. You're really experiencing the desert when you're in the classic 619 (which is now the 760). Answer one of these questions about the California desert.
  • What 8000 square mile body of water was created by accident in 1905 when the Colorado River overflowed?
  • What national park is named for a desert arboreal with outstretched limbs that greatly resemble arms?
  • What desert covers most of southern California?
  • What valley contains the cities of Palm Springs, Indio, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta?
  • How many palm trees did Col. Washington spot at an oasis while surveying in 1852? Need a hint?
  • What national park is home of Badwater, Scotty's Castle, and Zabriskie Point?
  • What California city is mentioned in this song?
  • Two of the most famous desert rats are undoubtedly a singer from El Centro noted for such contributions to music as "Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves" and "Dark Lady" and her onetime husband, who served as mayor and congressman from Palm Springs. Who was this couple?
  • What mastermind of a spree of murders that shocked the world holed out the ghost town of Ballarat in the Panamint Valley?
  • Name the two cities with complementary names at the border between California and Mexico
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TD 377, clt013, 4/22

1. UniverCities: Give the campus location for one of these college teams

A. Baylor Bears
B. California Golden Bears
C. Connecticut Huskies
D. Florida State Seminoles
E. Georgia Bulldogs
F. Kansas State Wildcats
G. Michigan Wolverines
H. Nebraska Cornhuskers
I. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
J. Oklahoma Sooners
K. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

2. Movie Mania: Name one of these actresses or film titles

A. Nominated for three Best Actress Oscars (winning twice) in four-year span (1946-49)
B. Two-time Best Actress Oscar winner for Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978)
C. Oscar winning actress from Room (2015)
D. Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" was the love theme of this movie (1976)
E. Gina Carano played this character in Deadpool (2016)
F. Tim Robbins pitches to catcher Kevin Costner (1988)
G. Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson as dating ballplayers (2010)
H. Anne Hathaway plays Selina Kyle [aka Catwoman] (2012)
I. Jessica Chastain as a Warsaw woman who helped rescue Jews from the Germans (2017)
J. Natalie Portman is the love interest of the title superhero (2011)
K. Scarlett Johansson as an otherworldy woman preying on men in Scotland (2013)

3. Don't Stop the Music: Name one of these singers or song titles

A. Singer of "Everyday is a Winding Road" (1996)
B. She hit the Top 10 in 1984 with "The Glamorous Life"
C. Singer "from the block" who says "My Love Don't Cost a Thing"
D. Singer of "Your Body Is a Wonderland" (2002)
E. Former Fleetwood Mac member who had a top 10 hit with "Stand Back"
F. Two-time Grammy winner whose "Without You" reached #1 in 1971
G. This guy from Hoboken did things his way and won an Oscar + multiple Grammys
H. Lead singer on "Every Breath You Take" who provided backup on Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing"
I. She'll write your name in her "Blank Space", baby
J. 2003 Coldplay song that also refers to a collection of timepieces
K. This 1985 number 4 song by Heart is an accurate description for how often it was used in its previous quiz

4. Living in America: Given one of its 5 most populated cities, name one of these states

A. Bowie
B. Broken Arrow
C. Chandler
D. Huntsville
E. Macon
F. Nampa
G. Olathe
H. Orem
I. Parkersburg
J. Sparks
K. Springdale

5. Small Screen Stuff: Name one of these things related to television personalities and shows

A. Baywatch Nights, Law & Order and Rizzoli & Isles actress
B. CBS soap opera which ran for 54 years - the 3rd longest run behind General Hospital and Guiding Light
C. Name either of these American Idol winners - Season 13 (C.J.) or Season 14 (N.F) [Both answers will be scored together]
D. Canadian designer (initials C.O.) who was the hostess for Divine Design - which appeared on HGTV in the US
E. Bob Eubanks and Jim Perry hosted this game where players guessed whether the next card was higher or lower than the one showing
F. ER was set at County General Hospital in this city
G. RCMP member from Rocky & Bullwinkle - played by Brendan Fraser in a 1999 movie
H. Young red (boy, 4 letter name) and orange (girl, 3 letter name) Sesame Street monsters [Name both]
I. Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue Anderson lived in one of these (two words) as part of the Ingalls family
J. This 1970s NBC crime drama anthology led to spin-offs such as Angie Dickinson's "Police Woman" and Lloyd Bridges' "Joe Forrester"
K. This landmark could be seen out the window of Frasier Crane's apartment at Elliott Bay Towers

6. Crossy Roads: Name the city nearest to the intersection (or meeting) of one pair of the given interstates. [Hint: The states are (in alphabetical order) - CA, FL, GA, KY, LA, MI, NC, NM, OH, TN and UT.]

A. I-25 & I-40
B. I-20 & I-75
C. I-10 & I-12 (west end)
D. I-70 & I-71
E. I-75 & I-94
F. I-5 & I-10
G. I-64 & I-65
H. I-24 & I-40
I. I-87 & I-40
J. I-15 & I-80
K. I-4 & I-75

7. Who Are You?: Give the requested name for one of these clues

A. First name of Good Morning America anchor Robach and the comedian who currently "feels pretty" on film
B. Last name of Fitzgerald's Daisy who has been portrayed by on film by Mira Sorvino and Carey Mulligan
C. First name of Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter
D. First name of Candice Bergen's father - who was famous for ventriloquism
E. Nickname of musician Dan Seals - who paired with John Ford Coley on "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
F. First name of basketball player Barnes and Vikings safety Smith as well as the last name of a Beatle
G. First name of one of the "Game Shakers" on Nickelodeon as well as last name of a female coach on Season 13 of The Voice
H. Last name of "Who's the Boss?" actress Judith
I. First name of "Blink" author Gladwell
J. Last name of 400 meter hurdle gold medalist Edwin
K. An actor and a singer/actress with this same first name played a couple in the 2010 movie Valentine's Day

8. The Boys of Summer: Name one of these things related to baseball

A. State that is home to the minor league Montgomery Biscuits
B. Seattle, Texas and New York shortstop/third baseman who finished just short of 700 career HR
C. Nickname of the team which reached 5 World Series in the 1990s but only won one
D. Nationals outfielder who was 2012 NL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NL MVP
E. Manager of Blue Jays' back-to-back championship teams in 1992-93
F. First name of current Mariner pitcher Hernandez and last name of 1990s Toronto OF Junior
G. 2001 AL MVP and Rookie of the Year who has amassed over 3000 hits in MLB after 1000+ in Japan
H. Long-time Atlanta player who is 2018 Hall of Fame inductee
I. George Costanza was the assistant to the traveling secretary for this Steinbrenner-owned team
J. Team that was the subject of the book Moneyball
K. All-time major league leader in stolen bases, runs scored and leadoff home runs

9. Hoop It Up: Name one of these things related to college basketball

A. Led Florida to consecutive NCAA titles in 2006-07
B. Guided Michigan to 1989 championship after taking job on interim basis before the tournament
C. Took two different schools in same state to titles - though the second doesn't officially count now

Conferences (In which league do these schools play?)
D. West Virginia
E. DePaul
F. Colorado

G. Creighton
H. Stanford
I. Holy Cross
J. San Francisco
K. La Salle

10. Wide World of Sports: Give the answer to one of these athletic-related clues

A. Quarterback who led the Cowboys to three Super Bowls victories in four seasons
B. This "doctor" was in for the ABA's Virginia Squires and New York Nets and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers
C. Big man who went straight from high school to the Minnesota Timberwolves and later won a title with the Celtics
D. Tennis player who won a famous match that in 2017 was the subject of a movie starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone
E. Quarterback who led San Francisco to four Super Bowl wins
F. Two-time Finals MVP for the Knicks who is known for limping onto the court in Game 7 of 1970
G. This "Big O" was the first to average double figures in scoring, rebounding and assists per game for an entire season
H. Dallas quarterback who infamously fumbled a snap as the holder for a field goal attempt late in a playoff game at Seattle
I. This Giants quarterback completed 22 of 25 passes on the way to being named Super Bowl XXI MVP
J. Javier Sotomayor is the only person to have cleared 8 feet in this field event
K. Philadelphia TE Zach Ertz's wife Julie played on a world champion team in this sport

11. Leftovers: Give the answer to one of these things that don’t tie together well into a category

A. Book immediately following Ruth in the King James Bible
B. Grizzly and Panda are two of the "bare" these in the title of a Cartoon Network show
C. This state crustacean of Maryland could also describe a sad Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
D. It's the "C" in the government's CIA
E. In a popular party game, if you don't find a seat in one of these when the music stops you're eliminated from the competition
F. This country stretches nearly 2700 miles from north to south but just over 200 miles at its widest point east to west
G. Laidback sang about a white one, while Katy Perry went with the dark variety
H. Three young cats lost these in a nursery rhyme
I. In the story "Whose Job Is It, Anyway?", this is the one of the four people who actually does the work
J. Author of The Martian Chronicles and I Sing the Body Electric
K. Music group Roxette and swimsuit model Vendela are from this country

12. BONUS ROUND - Answer up to 4 of the 22 clues (Correct answer = -1, Sheep = 0, Singleton = -1)

"Earth" Day: All of the correct responses will include "Earth"

A. 2000 science fiction film starring John Travolta and based on a novel by L. Ron Hubbard
B. There is a statue of the Jolly Green Giant in this Minnesota city
C. 1954 song by The Penguins
D. Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans play aliens whose spaceship lands in "valley girl" Geena Davis' pool in this 1998 movie
E. Band known for songs such as "Shining Star", "September" and "Let's Groove"
F. Singer/actress known for 1953 hit "Santa Baby" and her role as Catwoman on the Batman television series in the 1960s
G. Wrestler who teamed with Typhoon in WWF Tag Team Champion Natural Disasters
H. Belinda Carlisle's only #1 song as a solo artist
I. Rock group most famous for their cover of Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light"
J. Title of a 2006 BBC nature documentary series and a 1981 Duran Duran song
K. The (inaccurate) title of the post-apocalyptic Fox comedy series starring Will Forte

Birthday: My daughter was born on 4/22. All of these answers include a word that contains the four letters in her name in the correct order. (Example: If her name was Tina, an answer might be TRIBUNAL.)

L. Chemical used to whiten clothes, lighten hair color and remove stains
M. George Clooney & John Krasinski co-starred in this 2008 film about the early years of professional American football
N. 1999 Top 10 Alternative song by Korn
O. Series of five novels by James Fenimore Cooper that featured Natty Bumppo
P. Birth name of actor Cary Grant
Q. Don Henley was the male half of this duet from the 1981 album Bella Donna
R. Raised, tiered rows of benches found at sports venues - especially behind the outfield fences at baseball stadiums
S. Character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies who wears masks of human skin
T. A technique of interweaving living and dead branches through a hedge for stock control
U. Actress who played title role in 1970s show Phyllis and won and Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Last Picture Show
V. Ricardo Montalban described the thickly-cushioned seats in 1970s Chrysler luxury vehicles as being available in this 3-word phrase

13. EXTRA BONUS of (-1)

My daughter's name - also the first name of an actress who has co-starred with the same lead actor on two CBS sitcoms (one running from 1998 to 2007 and the other currently airing)

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TD 378, Peter the accountant, K.I.S.S.

1. Roger, Roger. One of my favorite movies of all time is Airplane! Identify one of these people with first or last name of Roger or Rogers. The answer must include the full name (first and last).

- Film critic with the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 through 2013. Also partnered with the Chicago Tribune film critic, Gene, creating the phrase “Two Thumbs Up”.
- Vaudeville entertainer, silent (and talking) movie actor, syndicated newspaper columnist, radio personality, and general humorist and philosopher. He never met a man he didn’t like.
- Founder and lead singer of “The Who”
- Chief Justice in the Dred Scott decision
- NYC bartender and recent Jeopardy! Champion
- Current NFL Commissioner
- Played James Bond
- His neighborhood was popular with young children
- First man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.
- Country music singer known for his recording of The Gambler
- Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers
- Swiss tennis player, among the best of all time
- Partnered with Oscar in several well-known Broadway musicals


2. KISS. You can’t have a KISS TD without the band KISS. Name a member of one of these bands. You must include the letter of the band in your response. Each band member will be scored separately. You must give enough information to uniquely identify the band member.
a) The Beach Boys
b) The Beatles
c) Led Zeppelin
d) AC/DC
e) Queen
f) KISS (I had to include them!)
g) Guns N’ Roses
h) U2
i) Pearl Jam
j) Backstreet Boys
k) Paramore
l) Maroon 5
m) One Direction

Bonus: Name up to two additional members of the same band. One point off for each correct answer. No penalty for wrong answers.


3. Animated. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. But that has nothing to do with this question. Give a 3 or 4 letter word using only the letters in “animated”. (The letter “a” appears twice, so you may use it twice. All other letters may only be used once.) I’ll use the SOWPODS English dictionary (commonly used for Scrabble) to determine if it is really a word.


4. Math. Solve one of these math problems. You must include the letter of the problem you are solving.

a) x+y=14. x*y=48. When x=8, what is the value of x-y?
b) 7 divided by 10
c) Sine squared of x plus the cosine squared of x
d) Find the area in square inches of a right triangle with two sides that are both equal to 4 inches
e) x^2 + 2x – 1 when x=1
f) A bat and a ball cost one dollar and sixteen cents in total. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost in cents?
g) 10^0
h) Square root of 64
i) 1 + 1
j) 2 cubed

Bonus (for minus 2 points): The answers to these problems are the first digits of what irrational number?


5. You get a singleton and you get a singleton and you get a singleton and ... My rough recollection is that there are typically between 40 and 50 entrants in the weekly TD. If this TD follows that pattern, here’s a chance for everyone to get a singleton. Name the capital city and its state’s USPS abbreviation for any of the 50 states in the United States of America. For example, Sacramento, Calif. would be wrong because it doesn’t use the USPS abbreviation. Sacramento, CA is the correct format. (And I just gave one correct answer away! Feel free to use it, if you want.)


6. Shakespeare. One of the best known Shakespeare plays is Romeo and Juliet. Name another Shakespeare play.

Bonus (for minus 2 points): Name one more Shakespeare play that is not Romeo and Juliet.


7. Collective Nouns. Humans are funny. We like to put things into groups. For example, a group of cattle are called a herd of cattle. Here are some collective nouns. Give the animal that gathers into these groups. Some of these have more than one correct answer. Each answer will be scored separately. Please include the collective noun in your answer. So for “herd”, an answer in the correct format would be “herd of cattle”.

• Shrewdness
• Flock
• Murder
• Pod
• School
• Wedge
• Team
• Troop
• Crash
• Zeal


8. One of These Things. Remember the song on Sesame Street that starts with, “One of these things is not like the others”? Here’s the grown-up version. Each of these photos has something that doesn’t belong or is out of place. Choose one photo and describe the item that is different or out of place. There is a letter in the bottom left corner of each photo. You must include that letter in your response. I’ll be as generous as I can in reading your description of the out-of-place item.


9. Music. I have always enjoyed music. I took some piano lessons as a very young child, and started playing an instrument in grade school. Name a woodwind instrument. I’ll score each unique answer separately. If we were using brass instruments, trumpet and piccolo trumpet would be scored separately.


10. TV Pop culture. I’ll give you the name of some actors that worked together on a TV show. Your job is to name the show. Letter not required on this one.

• Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray
• Desi Arnaz, Willian Frawley, Lucille Ball
• Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr., Buddy Ebsen
• Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick
• Loretta Swit, McLean Stevenson, David Ogden Stiers
• Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Pat Morita
• Ted Danson, Shelly Long, John Ratzenberger
• Harry Anderson, Markie Post, Richard Moll
• James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Joseph Marcell
• Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry
• Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
• Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
• Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul

Bonus – Name up to two more shows – one point off for each correct answer.


11. All the President’s Men (and Women). Name a Cabinet Department.

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TD 379, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 7xx


A shocking 36 percent of North Dakotans claim Scandinavian ancestry, the highest in the country. Name one of these famous Americans of Scandinavian descent.


BONUS - For -1 each, name these Scandinavian delicacies:
  • What tortilla-like soft flatbread is primarily made from potatoes?
  • What cured whitefish dish is made from cod soaked in lye?
  • What Scandinavian country is famous for a heavily-spiced pork sausage whose main ingredient is potatoes?
  • What Norwegian pizelle-like cookie is rolled into a tube or cone and sometimes filled with cream?

702 - NEVADA

Name a casino on the Las Vegas strip. A casino will be considered a strip casino if it is more or less along Las Vegas Boulevard south of St. Louis Ave., regardless of what its address is or whether it actually fronts onto the strip. Nothing west of I-15 will be considered strip. (As always, don't use an answer you're not sure of.)

BONUS - What body of water, formed by Hoover Dam, is the source of both power and drinking water for the Vegas Valley?


Answer a question about George Washington.
  • Who painted many famous portraits of Washington, including the one on the dollar bill?
  • What is the capital of the state named for the Father of Our Country?
  • What is the name of Washington's estate on the Potomac?
  • In what city was Washington first inaugurated on April 30, 1789?
  • What political party did Washington affiliate with, particularly in his second term?
  • What animal product were Washington's teeth made of?
  • How many children did Washington father?
  • Under what calendar was Washington born February 11, 1731?
  • True or False: The Georgetown section of Washington was named for George Washington.
  • Name the only foreign country Washington ever visited


Name one of these tele-evangelists. If more than one person is in the photo, name either. Will be scored separately.



Listen to this clip and name the famous Canadian music artist who's performing. (LETTER REQUIRED)


BONUS - What are the Canadian pop music awards called?


Name a winner of the Masters golf tournament.

BONUS - What color jacket do winners of the Masters and employees of National Car Rental wear?


Answer a question about wine.
  • In what European language is wine known as krasi?
  • What 60 Minutes commentator once scoffed that people who know a lot about wine usually don't know much about anything else?
  • In what country of the Caucusus is wine believed to have been invented?
  • What color wine is produced from pinot noir, merlot, gamay, and cabernet sauvignon?
  • What is the occupational title of the person who makes wine barrels?
  • What New England state (which still has a pentagonal JCPenney store) has the highest per-capita consumption of not only wine but total alcohol in the U.S.?
  • What country is famous for its Niagara and Okanagan grapes?
  • What derogatory three-letter term is used to describe wines such as Thunderbird, Wild Irish Rose, and Mad Dog 20/20?
  • In a fancy restaurant, what would be the French-derived title of the person who maintains the wine list?
  • What European country is the world's leading producer of wine?


Chicago is one of the most important corporate centers in the U.S., and Downstate has a large number of well-known companies also.
  • Give the one-word name of the company that for decades was the largest retailer in the US; built its headquarters in the world's tallest building at that time; and now oversees its demise from Hoffman Estates.
  • What insect-named maker of heavy equipment that recently moved its headquarters from Peoria to Deerfield is the second largest manufacturing company in the Prairie State?
  • Matt Damon starred in the movie "The Informant" about an extortionate whisteblower at this Illinois agribusiness giant. His scheme unraveled because of a change in area code! (Initials are fine.)
  • Like a good neighbor, this Bloomington-based insurer is there.
  • What major airline is headquarted in the Willis Tower, not far from the arena to which it owns the naming rights?
  • This one-word company advertises its location as the corner of Happy and Healthy, but its headquarters is actually in Deerfield.
  • What Oak Brook-based chain is famous for its golden arches?
  • What one-word brand name was number one in tube radios and flip phones before those businesses went kaput?
  • What Goose Island-based Mars subsidiary makes Skittles, Starburst, Big Red, Doublemint, Hubba Bubba, and Excel (the last of which is not software).
  • Nothing runs like this Moline-based company famous for its green farm machinery.


RMS Titanic sank in 1912 not far off the coast of Newfoundland. Identify one of these people associated with the disaster. Some are real people who lived or died that night; some are people who made movies about the sinking. If the person acts, name the person and not the character. If opting for the cell with two people, name both.


712 - IOWA

One of the most famous sons of the 712 is the crooner who was born in Wall Lake, Iowa. Listen to this clip and name one of these Andy Williams hits. (LETTER REQUIRED)


713 - TEXAS

Name an astronaut who walked on the moon or orbited it as part of the Apollo program.


Name a current or former ride at Disneyland, the iconic amusement park established in 1955 by Walt Disney himself.


You know how to do Before and After. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • Western Wisconsin college city who starred in "The Mod Squad," "My So-Called Life," and "Romeo + Juliet"
  • What governor, GWB cabinet member, and unsuccessful presidential contender comes in both green and red varieties?
  • Avant garde prairie architect to which most get transferred if they stay in the USAF long enough
  • 1984 Christopher Cross hit memorializing the author of "Little House on the Prairie"
  • Public opinion is polarized over whether this Milwaukee-born rocker known for "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Rock'n Me" is better because of great taste or less filling
  • What leader of the Green Mountain Boys hosted "Password" for many years?
  • Birthplace of Jimmy Carter who became the mother of modern art in America and retired to Santa Fe and painted there
  • Author of "The Power and the Glory" and "Our Man in Havana" who won the first two Super Bowls, and then some
  • Milwaukee-set sitcom (in its early years) famous for "Two Mules for Sister Sarah," "Being There," "Steel Magnolias," and "Terms of Endearment"
  • What Packers QB wrote "Mountain Greenery," "With a Song in My Heart," "Where or When," "It Never Entered My Mind," and "Bewitched"?

716 - NEW YORK

Buffalo's spectacular and mammoth art deco city hall is one of the tallest city halls in the country and a true landmark. Identify one of these city halls. (Name of city)



Philadelphia was the most important business center of colonial America. It isn't anymore. But that doesn't mean I couldn't come up with 10 questions about Pennsylvania businesses.
  • For decades, the country's top-selling magazine was headquarted in Radnor and was published in over 140 regional editions
  • What Camp Hill-based drug store chain is America's third largest? (Hint: It's smaller than CVS and Walgreens.)
  • Name either five-letter partner in the 2015 merger that created one of the country's largest food companies, based in Pittsburgh. (Will be scored together.)
  • What iron alloy powerhouse was founded by Andrew Carnegie? (For a few decades, it was known by three initials, but it has gone back to its original name.)
  • This is easy! This is simple! This is awesome! And it's the largest company headquartered in Philadelphia.
  • What brand of glass whose name implies that you can expose it to all kinds of fire and heat and it shouldn't break is made in Charleroi?
  • Manny, Moe, and Jack invite you to shop at this Philadelphia-based chain
  • What chocolate company belongs on this list?
  • What famous lighter company is based in Armour?
  • What did PPG formerly stand for?

718 - NEW YORK

The 718 is the outerboroughs of New York City. Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Although much more populous (6.9 million versus 1.6 million in Manhattan), they aren't as important as Manhattan. (Hell, doesn't the name outerborough do an excellent job of signalling that?) Name a landmark in the outerboroughs.


The worst of the worst go to the ADMAX maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado. From the information given, identify one of these scourges of humanity who currently reside or once resided at ADMAX.

  • American citizen who turned rogue during the war in Afghanistan and led an uprising of Taliban prisoners
  • Because of this wretch, we all have to take our shoes off at airport security
  • Bomber of the Atlanta Olympics and murderer of one or more abortion providers
  • He was housed at ADMAX after being convicted in Denver for the Oklahoma City bombing and before becoming the first federal prisoner executed in 40 years
  • The only person convicted of the September 11 attacks
  • Founder of the World Church of the Creator, serving 40 years for trying to arrange the murder-for-hire of a federal judge over an intellectual property dispute
  • His brother turned him in after the New York Times published his voluminous manifesto in 1996
  • He thought he was clever enough to plant a pressure-cooker bomb behind a line of children at the Boston Marathon in 2013 but not clever enough to get out of town
  • Doctor who poisoned his patients
  • He beat the death penalty twice after the Oklahoma City bombing
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TD 380, SenseiCAY, Mother's Day

1. Letter and first and last name (if they have a last name) required. Select one of the real, fictional, or mythological figures pictured below and name their MOTHER.

2. Letter and answer required. Answer one of the following about Mother’s Day.
  1. Who is widely considered to be the founder of the American Mother’s Day holiday, after holding a memorial to honor her own mother in 1908?
  2. Before the memorial service in 1908, a poet and activist named Julia Ward Howe suggested, in 1872, a “Mother’s Day for Peace,” to be celebrated on June 2. She is, however, probably better known for writing the lyrics to what song in 1861, using the same tune as “John Brown’s Body?”
  3. Before 1872, we had the ancient Greeks, who paid homage to what mother of the gods with honey cake, flowers, and drinks at dawn?
  4. The memorial service mentioned in (a) was held in the town of Grafton in what U.S. state?
  5. What type of flower is traditionally worn as a symbol of Mother’s Day? Originally, white ones were used to represent the purity of a mother’s love, but today, a red one is often worn to honor a living mother, while a white one often symbolizes that one’s mother has died.
  6. In the United States (and many other countries), Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. On the other hand, many Asian and Eastern European (and two African) nations celebrate Mother’s Day on the same day as International Women’s Day. In what month is International Women’s Day celebrated?
  7. In France, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in May, unless that day coincides with what Christian holiday (in which case, Mother’s Day is moved to the first Sunday of June)?
  8. Mother’s Day was designated as a national holiday in 1914. What President signed the proclamation designating Mother’s Day as a national holiday?
  9. According to a survey by AT&T, 68% of people called their mothers on Mother’s Day. Of those people, 3% called their mothers in what way? Incidentally, more such calls are made on Father’s Day than any other day of the year.
3. Letter and answer required. Select a letter below and name the “MD” being described. Except on letter i, you must give both the M and the D portions of the answer.
  1. A French-American artist, chess player, and writer known for his work "Nude Descending a Staircase"
  2. One of only two girls to play in the 2014 Little League World Series, and the first girl in Little League World Series history to pitch a shutout and earn a win.
  3. A group of diseases, the most common of which is the Duchenne type, with symptoms including spasms, limited range of movement, and progressive inability to walk.
  4. You might do this act at the end of your own successful speech or performance.
  5. An inner-ear disorder characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
  6. An Academy Award nominee for her role as Skylar in "Good Will Hunting"
  7. CEO and chairman of his namesake information technology company based in Round Rock, Texas. They are known for, among other things, the virtualization technology known as VMWare.
  8. Jazz musician known for "Kind of Blue."
  9. The number represented by the Roman numerals MD
  10. A division of competition in, among other sports, tennis and curling, where teams are composed of one man and one woman.
4. Letter and answer(s) required. Pictured below are ten fictional mothers. Select one and name ALL of her on-screen/on-page children, biological and otherwise. First names alone are sufficient here. The number of children is noted next to each letter.

Bonus: I said that letter A on this question has 3 children. However, in one particular episode, she has four children because one of her children had a conjoined twin that was kept in the attic. What was the name of the twin that only appeared in that one episode?

5. Name a valid word (according to the SOWPODS Scrabble dictionary) with exactly 4 or 5 letters that can be made using the letters of the word MOTHER. You may only use each letter once.

6. Letter and answer required. In the former Yugoslavia, a peculiar Mother’s Day tradition involved tying the mother up in bed until she gave the children gifts upon waking up. Answer one of the following about ties, things that are tied, and the like.
  1. One of “My Favorite Things” that fits the category (be thorough on this one).
  2. In what year (will accept within 1 year as correct; all “correct” answers will be graded together on this one) did the MLB All Star Game last end in a tie, leading to the announcement that the game’s result in the future would determine home field advantage in the World Series (a policy which has also since been abandoned)?
  3. In the game of chess, what is the term for a position where, on a player’s turn, that player is not in “check,” but has no legal moves? This situation results in a drawn (tied) game, and is more common among younger, inexperienced players because they do it by accident.
  4. The act of using twine to tie up the legs and wings of a turkey or chicken before roasting, said to promote even cooking, is commonly referred to as what?
  5. Speaking of having your limbs tied up, who wrote “Fifty Shades of Grey?”
  6. What liquor is normally used to make a Mai Tai?
  7. In Thai cuisine, what is the common English name for the dish known as “pad kee mao?” The origins of the name are debated, but theories include the use of rice wine in the preparation of this dish, and the possibility that someone devised this dish after a night of debauchery.
  8. In an ad campaign during the 2018 Super Bowl (played in February of 2018), what actor was shown in a series of parody commercials for, among other things, cars, beer, jewelry, and insurance, before it was revealed that it was, in fact, a Tide ad?
  9. What is the name for this knot?
  10. Tai Chi is a martial art from what country?

7. Letter and answer required. The founder of Mother’s Day (see 2A) lamented the fact that the holiday had become so commercialized. Of course, Hallmark is a well-known company with a crown in its logo. Select a letter and identify the brand (company, product, team, etc.) represented by the logo with a crown.

8. Letter and answer required. If you can’t think of something more creative, you could give your mother a box of chocolates for Mother’s Day. If you’re a TD host and can’t think of anything more creative, you make up a question about chocolate. Answer one of the following about chocolate and candy.
  1. Hershey, home to the namesake chocolate company and its accompanying theme park, is located in what U.S. state?
  2. Since 1969, what Hershey’s product, which also comes in pumpkin, egg, and other shapes, has been the #1-selling candy brand in the United States?
  3. One individual rectangle in a standard Hershey’s bar is known as a “pip.” How many pips are in a standard, 1.55 oz Hershey’s bar?
  4. You might remember the Beanie Baby fad back in the 1990s. One of the nine original Beanie Babies was named Chocolate. What kind of animal was Chocolate?
  5. Chocolate sometimes comes in a heart-shaped box. I would be forever in debt to your priceless advice if you could tell me, what band sang the 1993 song “Heart-Shaped Box?”
  6. Sharing a name with a process used to treat steel, what process involving heating, cooling, and reheating chocolate reestablishes the cocoa butter crystals in it and gives it a sheen and prevents it from separating?
  7. Also making other consumer electronics and household appliances, what company is responsible for the VX8500 slider phone, also known as the “Chocolate?”
  8. What singer, who moves away from the mic to breathe, is responsible for the viral music video “Chocolate Rain?”
  9. The logo of what well-known chocolatier depicts a nude woman riding a horse?
  10. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s tallest chocolate fountain is on display at the Jean Philippe Pâtisserie at what hotel (appropriately enough)?
Bonus (-3 points) – “pips” are also the name for the dots on dice and dominoes. How many total pips are on the dominoes in a standard double-six set?

9. Mothering Sunday is celebrated in Europe as a day to attend your “mother” church, and also to honor your mother. Simnal cake is traditionally associated with this celebration. Name another edible item with the word “cake” in it (“cake” alone will not be counted as correct here).

10. Letter and answer required. Name one of these other observances in the month of May.
  1. A Canadian celebration on the last Monday before May 25th (the 21st this year), honoring the birthday of a certain Queen.
  2. Observed on May 1st, it is a northern hemisphere spring festival. One of its traditions is leaving small baskets of flowers and sweets anonymously on neighbors’ doorsteps.
  3. On what day is Star Wars day normally observed?
  4. What leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing is run on the first Saturday of May?
  5. What leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing is run on the third Saturday of May?
  6. Cinco de Mayo, observed, of course, on May 5th, is not Mexican Independence Day (but you all knew that). Rather, it commemorates an 1862 Mexican victory over the French in what battle?
  7. Since 1945, what holiday has been celebrated on May 8th in Western Europe (and May 9th in Eastern Europe)?
  8. The Tuesday of the first full week is observed in the United States as a day to appreciate what profession?
  9. Currently, on what day in May do we observe Memorial Day (we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday – your answer should look similar to that)?
Bonus: What day is actually celebrated as Mexican Independence Day?

Bonus: For -3 points, say something nice about your mother, stepmother, grandmother, or other figure (not restricted to females or even blood relatives) in your life who has taken on such a role. I will not publish your words during the reveal.
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TD 381, morbeedo, Animals

1. “G”ARANIMALS - Name any animal beginning with the letter G.
(Note: Adding a color or other adjective to the animal name won’t count, unless that descriptor is part of the animal’s common name)

2. KIDDY LIT - Name any animal character from a children’s book

3. CATS - Name any one of the following feline factoids
  • Don’t even think about feeding your cat a vegetarian diet! Unlike other carnivores, cats cannot synthesize sufficient quantities of this essential amino acid found almost exclusively in meat and fish
  • Title of this out-of-print publication
  • The 5th “d”igit on a cat’s forepaw, the one that doesn't touch the ground
  • Company that acquired Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc in 2018
  • A what? A bezoar is more commonly referred to as this nuisance
  • When “The Cat in the Hat” comes knocking at the door, who warns Sally and her brother, “Make that cat go away, tell that cat in the hat you do not want to play.”
  • Name this internet star with over 2 million followers on Instagram
  • Kedi (2016) is a documentary film that follows seven of the many, many cats living on the streets of what world city (not the capital of the country)
  • World’s Best Cat Litter, an eco-friendly alternative to clay-based litter, is made from what grain
  • Fill in the blank in the name of this long-haired cat breed adapted to cold climates, with a top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs and a woolly undercoat for insulation: ___________ Forest Cat
4. ANIMALS TO SYMBOLS TO CHEMICAL ELEMENT – Name a chemical element whose symbol can be derived from any of the letters in BEAR, COW or PIG. Just give the name of the chemical element – symbol not needed or wanted. [Example: From SHEEP – Selenium]

5. LIONS, TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY! Name one of the following characters
  • Either the Tiger or the Bear in Jungle Book
  • The wise, compassionate figure who guides the Pevensie children on their journey through Narnia
  • Talking tiger and unlikely boat companion in Life of Pi
  • Brightest star in the constellation next to Ursa Major, from the Greek “guardian of the bear”
  • Winnie-the-Pooh creator
  • King Ezekiel’s tiger in The Walking Dead
  • Either the young lion or his father in The Lion King
  • Actor who portrayed the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz film
  • Lord Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear in the novel Brideshead Revisited
  • One who goes it alone in Hilary Mantel’s novel about the court of Henry VIII
  • Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor that’s a real cross to bear
  • That show used to be great, but now it’s trying too hard and getting ridiculous with all those entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas
  • When you punch someone out with your far-fetched, unbelievable stories
  • Greta Gerwig’s Oscar nominated film that tries to explain where babies come from
  • What she is no more, that woman of a certain age with sloppy, illegible handwriting
  • Oh man, he doesn’t know when to quit with his levelheadedness and good judgment
  • Cagney’s famous line delivered to Russian-American choreographer Alexei, formerly of the Bolshoi, now artist in residence at the American Ballet Theatre
  • English hard rock band fronted by David Coverdale - a sneaky, treacherous bloke who really can’t be trusted
  • Hey! Stop trying to be provocative - just leave it alone and ease up on that crushing embrace, man!
7. THEATRE - Identify one of the following characters or plays
  • Who’s the brute described in this impassioned, genteel monologue from a 1947 play:
    “He acts like an animal, has an animal's habits! Eats like one, moves like one, talks like one! There's even something--sub-human--something not quite to the stage of humanity yet! Yes, something--ape-like about him, like one of those pictures I've seen in--anthropological studies! Thousands and thousands of years have passed him right by, and there he is--_________ ________--survivor of the stone age! Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle! And you--you here--waiting for him!”
  • Laura Wingfield takes special care of her prized collection of “the tiniest little animals in the world” in which play?
  • In this review from the NY Times, Ben Brantley is describing the 2017 revival of which 1922 expressionist play:
    “The vision of Yank in the stokehole — bare-chested and begrimed with coal, his phallic shovel raised high — sends the girl into a swoon of revulsion. “Oh, the filthy beast!” she screams. Her reaction stirs revenge lust in Yank, but, more important, it makes him think — about who he is and where he belongs.”
  • A crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk inspired Peter Shaffer to write which 1973 play?
  • Who’s delivering these resentful lines in Shakespeare:
    Should I not say,
    “Hath a dog money? Is it possible
    A cur can lend three thousand ducats?” Or
    Shall I bend low and in a bondman’s key
    With bated breath and whispering humbleness
    Say this: “Fair sir, you spet on me on Wednesday last;
    You spurned me such a day; another time
    You called me ’dog'—and for these courtesies
    I’ll lend you thus much moneys?”
  • Tennessee Williams wrote a number of plays with an animal in the title. Name one.
  • The 2016 Tony Award for Best Play went to this one-act play by Stephen Karam with a short title fitting the theme of this TD. Reed Birney and Jane Houdyshell picked up Tonys for Best Featured Actor and Actress in a Play.
  • ‘Like a vulture', with ‘cruel nails’ and 'wolvish visage', ‘most serpent-like', with 'boarish fangs', 'tigers not daughters' – these epithets all describe which treacherous, scheming pair in Shakespeare?
  • Give me both words missing from the title of the play reviewed here:
    “An exotic beast is stalking Broadway. No, I’m not referring specifically to the man-eating title character played by Robin Williams in “______ ______ at the Baghdad Zoo.” I’m talking about the play itself: Rajiv Joseph’s smart, savagely funny and visionary new work of American theater, whose presence on Broadway invites fanciful comparison to the titular beast. A Pulitzer Prize finalist last year, “________ ________” is like a majestic cat serenely striding through a litter of cute-as-can-be kittens ready for their YouTube close-ups.
  • Long-running murder mystery play that premiered on London’s West End in 1952
8. BEASTS OF PAGE AND SCREEN - Identify one of the following
  • Who’s the title St. Bernard foaming at the mouth in a 1981 horror novel and subsequent film
  • Name the novel: The mechanical hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel back in a dark corner of the firehouse
  • In the novel 1984, what is “the worst thing in the world” waiting for Winston in Room 101
  • In the indie film, The Witch (2015), what kind of animal is Black Philipp?
  • What’s the name of Ellen Ripley’s cat in the Alien films
  • What’s the name of Hermione Granger’s cat in the Harry Potter book series
  • Say no to the Corleone family and you just might discover the severed head of what animal in your bed
  • Title arthropod in this dystopian indie (2015) starring Joaquin Phoenix about single people who are transformed into animals and banished to the woods if they don’t find a mate within 45 days
  • Title missing from this book cover
  • In Game of Thrones, either one of Kahleesi’s dragons or the Starks’ direwolves
  • Dog from The Simpson's, Family Guy, or The Brady Bunch
9. ANIMAL KINGDOM I – Name any plant, flower or tree with an animal in its name

10. ANIMAL KINGDOM II – Name any class or phylum in the kingdom Animalia. Common names accepted

11. OBLIGATORY SPORTS QUESTION – Name an NHL or NFL team named for an animal

12. BONUS – Name any 1 of the 10 creatures tossed into the witches’ “hell-broth” in Macbeth - must match the letter of the text, no synonyms accepted. Specific parts of creatures not required :twisted:
Singleton – 5 bonus points / Double – 3 bonus points / Triple – 2 bonus points / Four or 5 – 1 bonus point / More than 5 – No bonus :(

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TD 382, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 8xx

801 - UTAH

Utah is overwhelmingly dominated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). Name a place (anywhere) that has an LDS temple.


Name the famous salt flats west of the Great Salt Lake known for auto racing


One of the most famous businesses in the Green Mountain State is Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Name a Ben & Jerry's flavor.


Name the river that drains Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence


In part due to the prowess of its longtime senators and members of Congress, South Carolina has more military bases than you can shake a stick at. (Not that it would ever be a good idea to shake a stick at a military facility.) Name a still-active military base in the United States.


You know how to do Before and After. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • Former president of Princeton who got elected president and formed a trio with two daughters of a Beach Boy and a daughter of a Papa
  • This star of "Parks and Recreation" and "The West Wing" is a collective name for Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
  • What legendary early chief justice wrote "The Medium Is the Message"?
  • Who was one of the biggest-selling female singers of all time with hits like "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" and led the Vikings to four Super Bowl losses?
  • What president born near the Canadian border leads the Richmond-born only black winner of Wimbledon?
  • What Flag Day is a Virginia-born singer-songwriter portrayed by Reese Witherspoon?
  • Texas-born country music star who went into the pure pork sausage business, then played Superman opposite Teri Hatcher and now does some strange infomercials or something like that?
  • D.C. suburb was founded by Henry VIII and headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • What bandleader discovered Frank Sinatra and in 1607 established a colony on the river of the same name?
  • Richmond-born dancer whose dog up and died after he got stranded on a deserted island (although none of that really happened)

Listen to this clip and name the artist and title of one of these songs about California. In a couple of instances, latitude will be extended. (LETTER AND ARTIST AND TITLE REQUIRED)


806 - TEXAS

Answer a question about famous Texans. (FIRST AND LAST NAME REQUIRED)
  • What "father of Texas" got the state capital named for him?
  • What iconic figure is the only person to have been popularly elected governor of two states?
  • What Midland-born mother of twins was at fault in a fatal car accident two days after her 17th birthday?
  • Death didn't keep this Navy SEAL from getting sued for defamation by a former Minnesota governor.
  • What governor was shot by the same bullet as John F. Kennedy?
  • Who was the first man to fly solo around the world and was killed with Will Rogers?
  • What Denison-born man distinguished himself in war and was twice elected president?
  • What ragtime composer and pianist was born in Texarkana, which straddles the border of Texas and Arkansas (but not Louisiana)?
  • Who was born in Dallas in 1964 and married a software magnate?
  • What senator and presidential candidate was born in Canada to an American mother?

For -1 each, name the four Texans who have served as anchor of the CBS Evening News.


The 807 is mostly uninhabited land that contains innumerable lakes; it also fronts onto Hudson Bay and Lake Superior. Answer one of these questions about Canadian lakes.
  • Give the four-word name of the lake at the Ontario-Manitoba-Minnesota tri-point.
  • What nearly 2000 square mile lake is situated just north of Lake Superior?
  • What lake would one pass through when sailing between Lake Erie and Lake Huron?
  • Manitoba has its own great lakes. Name any of the three great lakes of Manitoba (of more than 1000 square miles). Will be scored separately.
  • The vast Northwest Territories has only two lakes greater than 1000 square miles, and they are both greater than 10,000 square miles. Name either. Will be scored separately.
  • Name any of the three saintly lakes not far from Montreal that are widenings of the St. Lawrence River and considered part of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Will be scored separately.
  • What is the first and last name of the prime minister of Canada whose son drowned in Kokanee Lake in British Columbia.
  • What greater than 3000 square mile lake straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border?


What British princess is the northernmost part of Ontario named for? (HINT: She is not living and did not die in a car accident.)

808 - HAWAII

Name an island of Hawaii or an actor who played Steve McGarrett.


809 used to be the area code for all of the North American part of the Caribbean. (Some of the countries are included with Latin America.) Now 809 only serves the Dominican Republic. Name an island country in the Caribbean. No mainland country is acceptable.


Southern Indiana contains no major cities. Answer a question about flyover places.
  • What two-word state on the 49th parallel have Americans visited least?
  • According to legend, if you could flatten this state on the Monongahela, Tug Fork, and Ohio rivers (but not the Shenandoah), it would be as big as Texas
  • What city of more than 600,000 lies on the North Canadian River?
  • What city of more than 600,000 has the leading cargo airport in the United States?
  • Go 17 miles due north from city hall in this city of more than 600,000 and you'll be in New Mexico; go one mile due south and you'll be in old Mexico
  • What city of over 400,000 was formerly headquarters of the Strategic Air Command and is where President Bush went on September 11?
  • What city of around 800,000 is the largest in Ohio?
  • Besides Alaska and Hawaii, name either of the two states that have no Amtrak service. (Will be scored separately.)
  • Each of American, Delta, and United fly to 49 states. What is the only state none of them fly to?
  • Name the city in deep-flyover southern Missouri that's been built into a major resort and entertainment center in the past 25 years.


Name a city in Florida with "Beach" in its name.


Williamsport in the 814 is the birthplace of Little League and home of the Little League World Series. Name a baseball defensive position. (There are nine possible answers.)


Answer one of these questions about the cities of the Prairie State.

  • What city has a statue of Jack Benny in front of the middle school named for him, whose teams are called the 39ers?
  • What city was a longtime concern of advertisers, show promoters, and television networks whether a product or entertainment production would play there?
  • What city near the Wisconsin border is the second largest in Illinois?
  • What frightful and very dangerous place sits opposite the Gateway Arch?
  • What city is the home of Northwestern University?
  • The ACLU went to court in 1977 to assure that the Nazi party could march in what Chicago suburb?
  • What was the original territorial capital of Illinois, and now thanks to a modern meander of the Mississippi River is the only place in the state west of the river?
  • In what city is the tomb of Abraham Lincoln?
  • What city founded by Joseph Naper is now the third largest city in Illinois and the largest suburb of Chicago?


Kansas City is the home of Hallmark. Name a holiday for which Hallmark makes a card. Your answer must be on the calendar, not something generic like graduation or confirmation.

817 - TEXAS

Name one of these dishes of Tex-Mex cuisine. (LETTER REQUIRED)



Name one of the communities of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Correct answers will be one of the recognized valley communities within Los Angeles or one of a small number of separate cities of the valley. Before grousing, bear in mind the valley has more than 1.5 million people, meaning it could be the 5th largest city in the USA, bigger than Philly. (Without it, L.A. would drop from 2nd to 4th.)

819 - QUEBEC

Answer one of these questions about important Canadian companies.
  • The largest company on the FP 500 is George Weston, owner of Loblaw's, Maxi, Real Canadian, Provigo, and Zehrs. What business are those companies in?
  • Number 3 on the FP 500 is an auto parts giant, one of whose executives, Belinda Stronach, became well-known internationally and associated with Bill Clinton, and briefly served as a political leader. Name the company.
  • Number 42 on the FP 500 is a retailing company that will celebrate its 350th anniversary in 2020. It once held title to most of the real estate in Canada. Its headquarters has variously been in London, England; Winnipeg; Montreal; and now Toronto. Name this company.
  • Number 15 on the FP 500 is this aircraft manufacturer known for the Dash, the Learjet, and the Canadair Regional Jet. (It also pioneered the snowmobile.)
  • Canada has five banks with branches from coast to coast, some of which own banks in the United States and farther abroad. Name any of these five banks with assets of at least $400 billion. (Will be scored separately.)
  • True or false: Power Corporation, number 5 on the FP 500, is the leading electric utility in Canada
  • What celebrated Scottish-Canadian inventor founded the company now known as BCE, number 18 on the FP 500.
  • Name the airline that is number 28 on the FP 500
  • What restaurant chain based in North Vancouver has nearly as many outlets in Canada as McDonald's, putting most Canadians within a short drive of the Burger Family and Chubby Chicken?
  • What magazine publishes the FP 500?
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TD 383, clt013, Numbers Game

Blue Jays - Prominent players

1. 1 - Shortstop Tony Fernandez holds franchise records for hits and most games played. He also was part of the World Series champion in 1993, when 60 Minutes was the #1 rated television program. Given the star(s), name one of these other top shows from that year. [Letter required.]

A. Ted Danson and Kirstie Alley
B. Craig T. Nelson and Shelley Fabares
C. Jane Seymour and Joe Lando
D. Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner
E. Candice Cameron and Lori Loughlin
F. Mark Curry and Holly Robinson
G. Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson
H. Angela Lansbury
I. Candice Bergen and Faith Ford
J. Rob Morrow and Janine Turner
K. Will Smith and Karyn Parsons
L. Robert Stack [host]

2. 12 - Second Baseman Roberto Alomar was part of two World Series wins and his Hall of Fame plaque is the only one with a Blue Jay logo. Name one of these 12-letter words that start with "B" or "J".

Rachel Lindsay was the first African-American to be this TV title person
Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder play baseball in this 2006 movie
Game show with board of hexagons where a solo contestant (red desk) played against a team of two related contestants (white desk)
Nickname for sports teams at the university based in West Lafayette, Indiana
One-quarter of the individual medley in swimming
1980s and 1990s wrestling tag team consisting of Luke & Butch
Home of the team which lost the most recent AFC Championship game
Putting someone or something into a situation where there is a danger of loss, harm or failure
Did a dance popular in the early 20th century
The 2010 FIFA World Cup final took place in this city
Process of recording business transactions in accounting books which only applies to the double-entry bookkeeping system
Authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; Limits within which any particular power may be exercised

3. 29 - Joe Carter ended the 1993 World Series with a walk-off homer and leapt in celebration. In a leap year, February gets day number 29 and the United States has a presidential election. Name any Democratic or Republican candidate for president or vice president on a losing ticket since 1993. [12 possible answers]

4. 37 - Dave Stieb has the most pitching wins and strikeouts in franchise history. Name one of these people who turn 37 in 2018. [Letter required.]

A. Actress best known for playing Rory on Gilmore Girls
B. Former WWE champion who ended two year retirement and returned to the ring at WrestleMania 34
C. Actor who currently plays Captain America in Marvel movies
D. Actor who was on 3rd Rock from the Sun as a child and in movies such as Don Jon and The Walk as an adult
E. A 7th place finisher on American Idol who became an Oscar and Grammy winner
F. Quarterback for the team that twice beat Tom Brady in Super Bowls
G. Prince Harry's wife
H. Aaron Burr in Hamilton, he can also be seen singing in Nationwide ads
I. Israel born Oscar-winning actress who did rap videos both times she hosted Saturday Night Live
J. Actress who played Tony's daughter Meadow on The Sopranos
K. Singer known for hits such as "Toxic" and "Circus"
L. Singer of "Cry Me a River" who played Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network

Penguins - Franchise leading scorers

5. 66 - Mario Lemieux is the all-time leading scorer for the team and current owner. There are sixty-six books in the protestant Bible - name one starting with M, A, R, I or O. [11 possible answers]

6. 68 - Jaromir Jagr was a member of back-to-back Stanley Cup champions and the second player to score 1,000 points with the team. He also played in the Olympics five times from 1998 to 2014. Name any country to win a medal in the men's tournament or a host city where the games were held during that span. [11 possible answers]

7. 71 - Evgeni Malkin has been part of three Stanley Cup champions and was MVP of the 2009 playoffs. The 26th Amendment became part of the Constitution in 1971. Based on the description, give the number for one of these other amendments. [Letter required]

A. Revises presidential election procedures by having President and VP elected together
B. Abolishes slavery
C. Permits Congress to levy an income tax
D. Establishes direct election of US senators by popular vote
E. Prohibited manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the US
F. Prohibits denial of right to vote based on sex
G. Changes date on which terms of President and Vice President begin
H. Limits number of times a person can be elected president
I. Grants DC electors in the Electoral College
J. Addresses succession to the Presidency and response to Presidential disabilities
K. Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after next election of representatives

8. 87 - Sidney Crosby is the current captain of the team and was born in 1987. Given two of the actors, name one of these movies from that year. {Hint: Initials of some answers include BN, I, M & O} [Letter required]

A. William Hurt and Holly Hunter
B. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
C. Michael Douglas and Glenn Close
D. Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan
E. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover
F. Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall
G. Cher and Nicolas Cage
H. Kevin Costner and Sean Young
I. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
J. Steve Martin and John Candy
K. Eric Stoltz and Lea Thompson

Seahawks - Players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

9. 45 - Safety Kenny Easley was a 2017 inductee. Although I have not owned a turntable for years, I still have my collection of 45s. Name the artist for one of these singles I own on vinyl. [Letter required]

A. 99 Luftballons (#2, 1984)
B. Abracadabra (#1, 1982)
C. Breaking Us in Two (#18, 1983)
D. Der Kommisar (#5, 1982) [Not the Falco version]
E. Electric Avenue (#2, 1983)
F. Is There Something I Should Know? (#4, 1983)
G. Maneater (#1, 1982)
H. Mickey (#1, 1982)
I. Our Lips are Sealed (#20, 1981)
J. Overkill (#3, 1983)
K. Rock of Ages (#16, 1983)
L. Rosanna (#2, 1982)
M. The Other Guy (#11, 1982)

10. 71 (Back again) - Offensive tackle Walter Jones was enshrined in 2014. In 1971, another Jones (Tom) hit #2 with his song "She's a Lady". Give one of these answers associated with "Jones". [Letter required]

A. Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether starred on this 1970s detective show
B. Cartoonist who wrote, produced and/or directed many classic Looney Tunes shorts
C. Stock market index
D. Original singer of The Love Boat theme song
E. Comedian/actress who hosted syndicated daytime talk show from 1991 through 2003
F. Owner of the NFC franchise based in Texas
G. Group that sang Right Here, Right Now (#2, 1991)
H. Naval commander known for saying "I have not yet begun to fight"
I. Arkansas State University is located in this town
J. Counting Crows single which reached #1 in 1994
K. US boxer who wound up with silver medal at 1988 Olympics after controversial decision in final
L. Actress who played the Partridge family mother

11. 80 - Wide receiver Steve Largent was the first Seattle player honored with a bust in Canton. Interstate 80 covers 2900 miles from California to New Jersey - making it the second longest in the US. Name any other interstate of at least 1000 miles in length. [12 possible answers]

12. 96 - Defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy entered the Hall in 2012. There is a Great Hall in the Supreme Court Building - where Anthony Kennedy is currently a justice. Name someone who served on the Court with Kennedy any time since 1996. [13 possible answers]

13. BONUS #1: Choose one of the two options below.

A. 3 - Sports where one of the teams above had a playoff matchup against my wife's favorite team since we were married in 1999. Of the 10 head-to-head postseason meetings (1 Blue Jays vs. Orioles, 6 Penguins vs. Capitals, 3 Seahawks vs. Redskins), how many times have my wife's teams advanced to the next round? [Correct answer = -2, Answer within +/- 1 = -1]

B. 2016 - The one calendar year when all three teams above advanced at least one round in their respective playoffs. The Seahawks beat Minnesota in a January NFC Wild Card game, the Blue Jays beat the Orioles in the AL Wild Card and Rangers in the ALDS in October and in between, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. For the second straight time, their clinching victory came on June 12 - which is also my son's birthday. Some of his favorite things are listed here - name two out of three in one of the categories to earn a bonus of (-2).

Nickelodeon TV Shows
A. Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo as twins Phoebe and Max - part of a family with superpowers trying for normal lives in the town of Hiddenville
B. Casey Simpson and Lizzy Greene as two of four Harper quadruplets (three with rhyming names)
C. Jace Norman as Swellview superhero Captain Man's sidekick and Ella Anderson as Piper

D. NFL: Seahawks #3 - Super Bowl XLVIII winning QB
E. MLB: Twins #25 - 2017 Gold Glove winning outfielder
F. NBA: Warriors #30 - 2015 & 2016 MVP

G. Solving Rubik's Cubes - including at a competition in Ronald Reagan's boyhood hometown of Dixon in this state
H. Playing Mario Kart on the Wii - sometimes using this "sweet" 10-letter vehicle that is a combination of two 5-letter words starting with "S"
I. Playing this musical instrument - with which he (and nearly four score others) could lead a big parade

14. BONUS #2: Choose one of the three options below [Correct answers = -1 each up to 5 for A, 6 for B & 8 for C]
Also, you may name more than those numbers and go for an extra "most correct, no incorrect" bonus of -1 for A, -2 for B or -3 (and -1 for 2nd) for C

A. 5 - Big 4 team nicknames (Cardinals, Giants, Jets, Panthers, Rangers) that could play against two of my favorite trio of teams. Name franchise "location" names that can play all three of the Blue Jays, Penguins and Seahawks. [Example: Though Miami has teams in all three sports, it does not qualify because the hockey team is the Florida (not Miami) Panthers.]

B. 6 - Stadiums/arenas to host at least 3 full seasons of games for the Blue Jays, Penguins and Seahawks - with the baseball and football teams both having played in domes and the hockey team's original arena having a retractable roof. Given the dome, name the state where it is located.

A. Walkup Skydome
B. Kibbie Dome
C. UNI-Dome
D. Cajundome
E. Superior Dome
F. The Dome at America's Center
G. Carrier Dome
H. Fargodome
I. DakotaDome
J. Alamodome
K. Tacoma Dome

C. 8 - Total Championships (2 World Series, 5 Stanley Cups, 1 Super Bowl) among the teams. Answer some of these questions and possibly move closer to a TD title.

L. This NBC series won its only Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1993
M. The first to fill the title role on a certain ABC reality show, she is one of the few still with the man she chose
N. This Reform Party candidate for president in 1996 received far less support than in his 1992 independent run
O. Of the three members of Destiny's Child (Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams), the only one not born in 1981
P. These are the first two six letter Bible books that start with a letter in Lemieux
Q. This country won Olympic men's hockey gold in 2006
R. This airline began its first flights (between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio) in 1971
S. This 1987 movie featured two future state governors
T. Name the artist responsible for this single: Pressure (#20, 1982)
U. Matthew McConaughey led a militia of army deserters in Mississippi in this 2016 film
V. Name a primary (1 or 2-digit) interstate less than 50 miles in length [48 contiguous states]
W. This president nominated Anthony Kennedy for the Supreme Court
X. The Seahawks played this team in a regular season game at Rogers Centre (Blue Jays' stadium)
Y. In what state is the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (aka Mini-Dome)?
Z. In what calendar year did two of the my three favorite teams win championships?

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TD 384, threearruda, A Millennial Medley

1.) Born in the ‘90s

Many folks in my generation were born in the 1990s, yet “retro” TV is very much in, at least around some of the folks I know. Given an actor/actress duo and the dates of the show’s original run, name the 90s TV show.
  • Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams (1989-98)
  • Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton (1996-05)
  • Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel (1993-2000)
  • Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer (1994-2004)
  • James Van der Beek, Katie Holmes (1998-2003)
  • Tia Mowry, Marques Houston (1994-99)
  • Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal (1987-97)
  • Larissa Oleynik, Darris Love (1994-98)
  • Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves (1993-2004)
  • Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy (1993-99)
  • Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty (1990-2000)
  • Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann (1997-2002)

BONUS: (-1): Attempting to save money as more programming is watched via mobile and streaming, more and more millennials are ditching cable altogether- a practice referred to as what?

2.) Kids and Their Damn Technology
What are us kids good for these days? Spending all of our time in front of an iPhone, of course! Identify a popular social app based on its logo as shown.


3.) Degradation of Culture (NOT)

While millennials are constantly blamed for stuff, especially our glorification of … shudder… reality TV…. trust me when I say that fine arts are still alive and well. Name a Best Musical Tony Winner between 2000 (54th Awards) and 2018 (72nd Awards) (nineteen possible answers).

BONUS (-1): Which musical on this list identifies the main characters only as “Guy” and “Girl”, and features songs entitled “Gold” and “Falling Slowly”? (Answer may be repeated).

SECOND BONUS (-3): An original puppeteer and cast member of the 2004 winner on this list, John Tartaglia later went on to create and star in which Disney Channel show, aired in 2007 and 2008?

4.) High School: The Classics, Man!

As we progress further into the 2000s, high school students are subjected to read more “classics” in their English courses - at least I have, anyway. Take a stroll with me down memory lane! Given the title, name the author (AND GIVE THE CORRESPONDING LETTER) of one of these novels, plays or poems that I have read in the last ~five years. There are a few names that could be problematic spelling wise, so in this rare case I’ll try to be lenient.
  • A.) Things Fall Apart
    B.) Persuasion
    C.) Endymion
    D.) Frankenstein
    E.) The Metamorphosis
    F.) Their Eyes Were Watching God
    G.) A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    H. ) The Crucible
    I.) Heart of Darkness
    J.) Hamlet
    K.) To Kill a Mockingbird
    L.) Rime of the Ancient Mariner

5.) Popularity Contests

I’ve been a sports buff my entire life - Football, Baseball, Golf, NASCAR (we’ll talk about that in another TD). However, the sports world with my friends has always revolved around basketball. Many celebrities and other young people around the world have taken a tremendous interest in the NBA in recent years for the game’s fast paced action, excitement and marketable stars such as Stephen Curry and LeBron James. Name any team to play in the NBA Finals since 2000 (13 possible answers).

6.) Selfies. Lots and lots of selfies

Because we did this to the world.

Identify a famous person in one of the selfies below - those with two people featured will be scored together. NOTE: If requested, I will break up this image into a gallery. :)


BONUS (-2): Which EDM group produced a song entitled #Selfie in 2014, which peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot 100?

7.) You Said You Want a Revolution?

March for our Lives was staged by.. Guess who!.. students and young adults back in March 2018. My brother and a few of his classmates were among the millions who trekked to Washington advocating for gun control measures. While extraordinarily powerful, this isn’t the first time such a rally has taken place. With a brief bio of events, answer a question about past protests, unionization and movements.
  • In 1960, four black teenagers sat-in at which five-and-dime store in Greensboro, NC?
  • What notable 1911 fire helped spur the growth of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union?
  • Who is referred to as the “Apostle of Cuban Independence”, speaking out on this issue through his writing before his death in 1895?
  • While his humanitarian efforts have gone largely unnoticed, what 49ers quarterback made waves in 2016 for various protests, notably refusing to stand during the National Anthem?
  • What leader of the Teamsters disappeared in 1975?
  • The American Railway Union went on strike in 1894 protesting what man (and his company) over stagnant wages and increasing rent prices in his city?
  • In one of the nastiest .. literally… strikes in history, what group of people went on strikes, notably, in Memphis and New York City in 1968?
  • What hashtag made headlines as women revealed encounters with sexual assaulters in late 2017? (There are 2 answers that will be acceptable and scored together)
  • Which noteworthy 19th and 20th century activist and suffragette once quipped that bicycles liberated women more than anything else?
  • While 500,000 people marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War, this president proved tricky to find - he reportedly spent the day watching college football.
  • Many people have come forward as LGBTQ or have become “Allies” of these people. The official flag representing this group displays the colors of what?
  • Protesters occupied this New York City locale in September 2011 to protest economic inequality

8.) Prom Night - No More Moldy Oldies!

What do you at your high school’s prom? Dance to all of the greatest pop hits, of course! We’ve had way too much music from the stone age in recent TDs, so let’s restore the balance of power. Given the selected lyrics, name the singer of the recent hit (LETTER REQUIRED).
  • A.) “I’m in love with the shape of you/We push and pull like a magnet do”
    B.) “Body like a back road/Drivin’ with my eyes closed”
    C.) “Rain Drops/Drop Tops/Smokin’ on cookie in the hotbox”
    D.) “I need a one dance/Got the Hennessy in my hand”
    E.) “Hello from the other side/I must have called a thousand times”
    F.) “Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight/I love cheap thrills”
    G.) “I’ve got new rules I count ‘em/I’ve gotta tell them to myself”
    H.) “Send me your location/Let’s focus on communication
    I.) “Sit Down/Be Humble”
    J.) “Havana ooh-na-na/Half of my heart is in Havana ooh-na-na”
    K.) “Now that I’m without your kisses/I’ll be needing stitches”
    L.) “Because you know I’m all about that bass/’Bout that bass/No Treble”
    M.) “Poopy-di-scoop/Scoop-diddy-whoop/Whoop-di-Scoop-di-poop”
BONUS (-2 points): Shortly after quarterback Geno Smith got punched out by a teammate in 2015, breaking his jaw, the New York Jets played a preseason road game where The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” was played over the P.A. system. Who was the home team responsible for this joke? (No penalty for an incorrect guess so pick any team you know of, even if you don’t know the answer)

9.) Off to College

College is a hot topic amongst kids - especially as costs rise. Test your college knowledge by answering one of these questions!
  • The first co-ed college in the United States, located in Ohio, was also the first to award a doctorate to an African-American woman, in 1862
  • What major U.S. City is Villanova located in?
  • Chartered by King George IV, Marty the Martlet is mascot of what Montreal based school?
  • Hopefully you can “spell” the name of this Claremont, California school - no “bee” here
  • In 1996, Southampton College gave what muppet an honorary doctorate in Amphibious Letters, as well as a chance to speak at their commencement?
  • Tom Lehrer’s “Element Song” states that the news of every element discovered has been brought to which Ivy League institution, while acknowledging others but they “haven’t been discovered”?
  • This other Ivy League school, not in New England, holds down the #1 slot in U.S. News and World Report’s top college list for 2018
  • Despite being nowhere close to Australia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City made what marsupial their mascot?
  • What university affiliated with the Church of Latter Day Saints has campuses in Utah and Hawai’i?
  • Up until 2009 this Ohio school, appropriately, played football in the Rubber Bowl
  • As of 2017, there are now 17 schools with varsity programs devoted to this sport where athletes play, among others, League of Legends and StarCraft?

BONUS (-3): Name the college that I currently attend - no hints other than that it’s located in Massachusetts… this is a three point bonus, after all ;). No penalty for an incorrect guess.

10.) Moving Out! (Sort of)

Living with mom and dad for a while is in these days (I too will be following this trend as a commuter student in the fall). But when they move out, where do they go? I grew up in a few small towns, where everyone promptly moved out after graduating high school. This means they go where the opportunity is, particularly the big cities. Given the clue, identify the fictional city in the anagram (from TV, comics, movies, etc.)

Best Known from TV Shows
  • Their 2007 movie was first screened in a Vermont town with the same name: fling spider
  • Which geological era again?: rob deck
  • Ironic considering the vampires; Bill Raftery and his onions need to stay away: Delay nuns
  • Futuristic space life? Yes, please!: Biotic try
  • Craig McCracken’s brainchild: Lint vowels (cartoon)
Best Known from Movies
  • 1998 film starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon, going back in time: patella snivel
  • Setting of a Lagomorphic “Mystery”: Now Tonto
  • Setting of a 1978 slasher with a holiday for a title: Hidden Adolf
  • City name clashes with the ruby slippers: meet acridly
  • No joker-ing around in this city: mythic goat
  • Includes a phone booth near you: Eliot romps
  • Take a pass on visiting here unless Donald puts on some trousers: buck drug
  • Archie, Jughead and Cole Sprouse play there: arid lever

11.) Someday We’ll Rule the World Too

When the rest of you die off, we’ll be the ones to carry on as stewards and citizens of the world. Love us or hate us, you can’t deny this. Given the current political figure, name the country they represent.
  • Donald Trump
  • Justin Trudeau
  • Theresa May
  • Shinzo Abe
  • Xi Jinping
  • Malcolm Turnbull
  • Emmanuel Macron
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Moon Jae-in
  • Nicolás Maduro
  • Evo Morales
  • Rodrigo Duterte
  • Giuseppe Conte
  • Jacinda Ardern

BONUS - 2010's Fads

INCLUDE THE CORRESPONDING LETTER and answer as many questions as you can about these trends or fads made popular in the 2010s - silly or not. Seeing as how these are bonus questions, these are supposed to be on the tougher side, but if you’ve been following the news and have a decent memory (or cringe reflex) you should be able to answer a handful of these. Each correct answer will deduct 1 point from your score, and if you manage to answer the whole set, you will receive ten points plus an additional two points for “sweeping the category”, for a maximum loss of twelve points. This can drastically change the final results, so I encourage you to take time and answer as many as you can. There are no penalties for incorrect guesses.
  • A. ) Afflicted with the disease he wanted to raise money for, former Boston College pitcher Pete Frates is credited as the brainchild of what viral phenomenon?
    B.) During his 2015 MVP season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton popularized which arm gesture, where one drops their head into the crook of their arm?
    C.) Rob Gronkowski took to TV and social media in late 2017 to discourage kids from eating what household product in a popular social challenge?
    D.) Instead of simply asking face to face, high school students (including yours truly back in his junior year) have started asking out prospective prom dates in creative and usually over the top methods, referred to as what portmanteau word?
    E.) A technology of the future (....I guess…), 2015 saw this popular wheeled toy come under fire … literally.
    F.) What Rae Sremmurd song served as the official soundtrack to the viral Mannequin Challenge in late 2016, where people stand still while a moving camera films them?
    G.) Based off of a novel by Jay Asher, Selena Gomez joined the production staff of this controversial Netflix teen drama/anthology that recently came out with a second season.
    H.) Who hit #1 with the viral “Harlem Shake” in 2013?
    I.) Celiac disease can be treated if you abide by what type of popular diet, which notably excludes wheat, barley and rye?
    J.) What slang term, in a social setting, means an invitation to get together and watch a certain streaming platform?
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TD 385, Ironhorse, Old School

1) Identify one of the following with “old” in the name.

A. Sit-down pizza chain operated by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries
B. Maine beach town popular with summer tourists
C. Nashville-based music group that won the 2014 Grammy for Best Folk Album
D. San Francisco-based clothing retailer, owned by Gap Inc.
E. Cormac McCarthy novel adapted into a Best Picture winner
F. Public research university in Norfolk, Virginia
G. Language form in which Beowulf was written
H. Nursery rhyme involving knick-knacks and paddywhacks
I. Hymn written by evangelist George Bennard - “I’ll cherish the…”
J. 1944 comedy starring Cary Grant and featuring the Brewster family

2) Identify one of these living (as of the time of the creation of the game) people currently over the age of 90. (LETTER REQUIRED)


(OPTIONAL BONUS: For -1: Give the exact age in years of one of these people as of June 17, 2018. No penalty for an incorrect guess; you do not have to use the same person you answered above. Specify which person.)

3) Identify of one of these cities when provided its “old” name. (My goal here is not to weigh in on any sensitive geopolitical situations. I’m not looking for technicalities here; I recognize history and geography can be complicated but most of these clues are intended to correspond to major cities and those are the answers I’m looking for.)

A. Edo
B. Saigon
C. Constantinople
D. Pile of Bones
E. New Amsterdam
F. Leningrad
G. Rangoon
H. Peking
I. Hot Springs
J. York
K. Angora

4) When I was a poor college student, my friends and I bought a lot of Old Style beer, as it was one of the cheapest offerings at the liquor store near campus. Old Style is famously associated with the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. Name an athlete who played (or currently plays) for a major Chicago sports team (Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks).

5) Provide the artist of one of these songs with “Old” in the title when provided the year of release.

A. The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down (1969)
B. Old Man (1972)
C. Same Old Song and Dance (1974)
D. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard (1977)
E. Old Time Rock and Roll (1978)
F. The Old Man Down the Road (1984)
G. Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) (1989)
H. The Old Apartment (1996)
I. Old School Hollywood (2005)
J. Old Flame (2011)
K. Same Old Love (2015)

6) Name a book in the Old Testament of the King James Bible. For purposes of this question, I will not accept books in the Apocrypha (Maccabees, Tobit, Baruch, etc.)

7) One of my co-workers likes to wear this T-shirt. x19.jpg Name a Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies character.

8) One of Ernest Hemingway’s most well known works was The Old Man in the Sea. I couldn’t find enough well known people named Ernest, so identify one of these people whose first names begin with the “Er” syllable (at least in my Midwestern US accent). First and last names required. LETTER REQUIRED
A. American actor, McHale’s Navy
B. Title character in many slapstick movies, played by Jim Varney
C. American humorist, writer of column At Wit’s End
D. Bluegrass musician, namesake of a banjo finger picking technique
E. Bodybuilding villain in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
F. 20th century Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
G. “Tennessee” country singer, Sixteen Tons
H. Retired New York Knicks star, known as “The Pearl”
I. Pioneer in nuclear physics and namesake of element 104
J. Current Minnesota Twins pitcher, probably best known for his stint with the Angels

9) The old, pre-corporate days of the Internet were certainly different, though some aspects of its culture have survived to this day. Give the meaning of one of these acronyms or other terms from this 1996 “Internet Users’ Glossary” ( ).

G. RTSC (hint: I decided not to go with a similar one ending in FM)

10) As a child, I loved reading Great Illustrated Classics - those easy to read adaptations of classic tales with the illustrations on every other page. Name a work of fiction by Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, or Charles Dickens, all of whom had multiple adaptations within the series (your answer does not have to have been a part of the series).

11) My wife and stepdaughter were playing various children's card games tonight. Old Maid wasn't one of them, surprisingly. Identify the card game from an excerpt from its Wikipedia article. All of these games can be played with a standard 52 card deck. (And, yes, putting any of these texts into new Wikipedia articles is considered cheating! ;) )

(I recognize that some of these games are known by different names. I will give credit if you clearly have the right game in mind, but not if you name a different game altogether.)

A. If one player reaches the target (usually 61 or 121), the game ends immediately and that player wins. When the scores are level during a game, the players' pegs will be side by side, and it is thought that this gave rise to the phrase "level pegging".
B. The game forbids its players from explaining the rules, and new players are often informed that "the only rule you may be told is this one".
C. The player whose turn it is to play asks another player for his or her cards of a particular face value. For example, Alice may ask, "Bob, do you have any threes?"
D. At this point, any and all players may attempt to slap the pile with the hand they used to place the card; whoever covers the stack with his or her hand first takes the pile, shuffles it, and adds it to the bottom of their stack.
E. If one player takes all the penalty cards on one deal, that player's score remains unchanged while 26 penalty points are added to the scores of each of the other players.
F. Its major difference as compared to other Whist variants is that, instead of trump being decided by the highest bidder or at random, the ___ suit is always trumps, hence the name.
G. Players discard by matching rank or suit with the top card of the discard pile, starting with the player left of the dealer. If a player is unable to match the rank or suit of the top card of the discard pile and does not have a ___, they draw cards from the stockpile until they get a playable card.
H. Each player seeks the best five card poker hand from any combination of the seven cards of the five community cards and their own two hole cards.
I. Scum (or other names, commonly "a******","bum","homeless") - last place in the previous round. If scum is last place, the scum gets to go first to start the round.
J. A turn consists of a player placing a specific number of face-down cards into the middle of the table, from their hand, and making a claim as to what those cards' rank is (e.g. "two sevens"). They are permitted to lie about the rank of these cards, and the claim may have to be a lie if the player has no cards of the required ranks.
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TD 386, floridagator, Classic Area Codes 9xx


Listen to this clip and name one of these songs by Elvis Presley, the most famous musical son of Memphis. (LETTER AND TITLE REQUIRED)



The Maritime Provinces of Canada are noteworthy for the number of shipwrecks that have happened there. Answer one of these questions about shipwrecks.
  • What shipwrecked vessel was named for a former head of the FCC?
  • During World War I, the USS California was sunk by a torpedo off Fire Island in what state?
  • Give either the old or new name of the ship that burned and capsized in the Hudson River on February 9, 1942, while it was being converted for transporting troops.
  • Lady Sherbrooke sank in 1831 off Port-aux-Basques in what's now this Canadian province, killing 246. (The captain was executed for sinking the ship for insurance money.) BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE NAME OF THE PROVINCE!
  • In 1914, the SS Admiral collided with the SS Princess Victoria near Point No Point on the Kitsap peninsula of what state?
  • A former mayor of this city and most of his family were killed when his boat exploded on Lake Minnetonka in July 1885.
  • Name either of the two passenger ships that collided near Nantucket on July 25, 1956. (Will be scored separately.)
  • In 1960, the Greek ship Ithaka ran aground near what Manitoba ocean port?
  • What ship was torpedoed on May 7, 1915, off Ireland?
  • The SS Mont-Blanc, loaded with explosives, collided with the SS Imo on December 6, 1917, killing 2000 people in what city?
  • And then there's this Norwegian ship that sank in Nunavut in 1930 but was raised in 2016 and sent back to Norway.

903 - TEXAS

This is not a classic area code, but it's a good place to offer a rare 16-point mega visual bonus. Name as many of these as you can. It can make up for a Pep Boys or Latvia sheep!


For an extra -1 point, what do these items have in common?


The classic 904 is the Florida panhandle. Answer one of these questions about panhandles. (LETTER REQUIRED)
  • A. It's a 378 mile drive from Coeur d'Alene, the largest city in this state's panhandle, to the capital.
  • B. What northeastern state is less than two miles wide at its narrowest point near Hancock?
  • C. What southern state's capital is in its panhandle?
  • D. What is the largest city of the northern panhandle of Texas?
  • E. What state contains the iconic panhandle known as the Cherokee Strip?
  • F. What state has a northern panhandle and an eastern panhandle?
  • G. What state's easternmost point is in the panhandle known as the Arrowhead?
  • H. What state's panhandle contains some of its largest cities, including Stamford?
  • I. The Canadian city of Edmunston sits across from Madawaska, Maine in which province's panhandle?
  • J. What Canadian province's panhandle contains 9200 foot Mt. Aylesworth in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park?


Name one of these Canadian landmarks. Stuff in the background is not fair game.



From panhandles to peninsulas. Have a look at one of these satellite photos and name the peninsula shown. A satellite photo may show multiple peninsulas; or peninsulas extending from larger peninsulas. For example, a satellite photo of Florida would also show the Pinellas Peninsula but the correct answer would be the Florida peninsula. Figure out what the main peninsula of the photo is and answer that.


907 - ALASKA

Name a port on the Alaska Marine Highway System, also known as the inside passage. This is a network of ferries that starts at a gold rush port not far from a Canadian territorial capital and ends at a northern Canadian seaport.


This is not a classic area code either. But it is a good place for a Before & After bonus. Take up to nine points off your score for answering these before and after:
  • What former governor of Wisconsin who served in a Bush cabinet comes in both red and green varieties?
  • What Lerner and Loewe song celebrates the main campus of the University of Illinois?
  • What Dionne Warwick hit leads into a movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy?
  • Name the first woman on the Supreme Court who is a relative of Superman
  • What Batman star was the longtime husband of Julie Andrews?
  • What ambassador who served under Ike would you traverse between Huron and Erie?
  • What sitcom starring Bea Benadaret served as the base for the notorious Timothy McVeigh?
  • What author of "The Power and the Glory" and "Our Man in Havana" won the first two Super Bowls, and then some
  • Name the former senator from Massachusetts who became a senator from Illinois, had a hit record, and got a senate office building named for him
For an additional -1 point, what do these before and after items have in common?


Answer one of these questions about the cities of the Golden State.
  • What city is the home of Disneyland Park and that angelic baseball team that keeps changing its name?
  • What's the largest U.S. city named for a male saint?
  • Name either of the two California cities containing the grave of a president. (Will be scored separately.)
  • What California city did CCR get stuck in again?
  • What L.A. suburb that shares its name with a European place is home to the Huntington Library?
  • In what Bay Area community is the main campus of the University of California?
  • Those of you from Rio Linda might know that it's a suburb of what city?
  • What would be the literary significance of a bread emporium being established in a city on I-5 near the Oregon border called Yreka Bakery?
  • Name the golfer whose nickname is on the California state flag.


The most famous son of the 912 is President Jimmy Carter, who at 93, is only slightly behind GHW Bush as the oldest president to ever live. Answer one of these questions about Carter.
  • Since his name is James Earl Carter Junior, it might not be legitimate to ask his father's name. But what was his mother's first name?
  • Name any of Carter's four children. (Will be scored separately.)
  • Who served as vice president under Carter?
  • Give Carter's wife's maiden name, first and last.
  • What budget director ran into ethical problems early in Carter's first year and was forced to resign?
  • What secretary of state resigned after disagreeing with Carter about invading Iran to rescue the hostages?
  • Decades before the "me too" movement, what former Carter cabinet member declined to seek reelection to the Senate after nine women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct?
  • Was Carter's first official position serving on the school board, health board, or library board?
  • What service academy did Carter graduate from as a nuclear engineer?
  • Since leaving the presidency, Carter has built hundreds of homes under the sponsorship of what charity?

913 - KANSAS

The Kansas Jayhawks are legendary. Name any college footballer (American football) AND his school.

914 - NEW YORK

In the early 1960s, Westchester County (the classic 914) was the setting for two top ten sitcoms, The Lucy Show and the Dick Van Dyke Show. Identify one of these people closely associated with one of Dick or Lucy. Remember, we need the actor's name and not the character's name.


915 - TEXAS

Answer one of these questions about Texas companies.
  • What company was founded by Cecil H. Green, J. Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott, and Patrick E. Haggerty?
  • What Houston-based energy trading company spiraled massively out of control and crashed in the early 2000s in a scandal that also took down its CPA firm, Arthur Andersen?
  • What soft drink was invented in Waco in 1886 and still has a bottling plant and museum there?
  • What largest U.S. airline has its headquarters and main base at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport?
  • Give the two word name of the world's largest oil company, which moved its headquarters from New York and is now based in Irving.
  • What billionaire sold his company to IBM but was forced off the board after the CEO found him too annoying? (He went on to annoy George H.W. Bush out of office.)
  • What Dallas-based company emerged from the 1983 breakup of its parent only to take over the parent in 2005 and Time Warner in 2018?
  • What San Antonio-based credit union, usually known by its four initials, is the largest in the country?
  • What retailer based in Grapevine is the largest source for used XBOX, PlayStation, and similar media?
  • What company based in Round Rock is one of the country's largest manufacturers of PCs, monitors, and printers?


The classic 916 is where gold was discovered in 1848, and nothing's been the same since. Answer a question about gold rushes.
  • In what country did a gold rush lead to Ballarat in the 1850s?
  • A 1799 gold rush took place at Reed's Mine in Cabarrus County in which southern state?
  • What southernmost island of the Americas hosted a gold rush in 1883?
  • In 1850, there was a gold rush in the Queen Charlotte Islands. What modern Canadian province are they part of?
  • A 1695 gold rush helped Portugal solidify its control of what South American country?
  • At whose mill near Sacramento was gold discovered in 1848?
  • What river of far northwestern Canada was the scene of a major gold rush beginning in 1896?
  • Gold was discovered in 1874 near where Homestake still has a mine in the city of Lead in which midwestern state?
  • In what country was the Witwatersrand gold rush, a cause of the Boer War?
  • The 1853 gold rush in the forbidding Kern River canyon in what state led to many deaths?
  • The Porcupine mines established during a 1909 gold rush are still operating near Timmins in which Canadian province?

For the first time in the ring, we are going out of order, because I want to finish with an aural about New York City instead of some lame question about North Carolina.


You know how to do Before and After. Combine two clues into an overlapping answer. Example: Current supreme court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • What Oklahoma panhandle leads to a lurid form of card playing?
  • What WaPo columnist never met a man he didn't like?
  • What substance also known as nacre was appointed ambassador to Luxembourg under Truman and was parodied in a Broadway show starring Ethel Merman?
  • Who reminds everyone that orange juice isn't just for breakfast anymore, but can still be quaffed while hosting the Today Show?
  • Who fooled around and fell in love and led the fight against apartheid as an Anglican priest?
  • Who graduated from being Opie and Richie but had trouble living down the Spruce Goose?
  • Who is frequently in the tabloids along with Angelina and pulls over to have tires changed in the middle of the race?
  • What "Odd Couple" television actor was also a quarterback for the Eagles and Vikings?
  • What Yankees legend only rarely signed autographs but looks great over the fireplace?
  • Who was pursued relentlessly by Inspector Javert and served as UN ambassador under Reagan?


It was first in flight. Name a major scheduled airline of the United States. Or a major scheduled airline that is defunct. (A lot more are defunct than flying.) What's major and what's minor? If you're not sure it's major, don't use it.

917 - NEW YORK

Listen to this clip and give the artist and title of one of these songs by a famous singer from New York City and/or song about New York City. It's the most important city in the tri-state area. (LETTER AND ARTIST AND TITLE REQUIRED)


Finally, many thanks to badgerfellow for inspiring this TD ring


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TD 387, morbeedo, morbeedo's Revenge

Name any novelty or fad dance from the 1950s or later

Bonus (-1) Name the French folk dance mentioned in a 1972 song whose title, according to the artist, teases the identity of three men – not just one?

Name the U.S. president who shares his name with one of the following people or terms (last name only please). Note: some names sound the same but are spelled differently. I guess that makes them homophones ;)
  • Spoiler Alert! AMC took heat for killing off Kim Dickens’ badass leading lady on Fear the Walking Dead
  • In a 1971 novel, this troubled tween starts playing with a Ouija board, Captain Howdy takes over and heads go spinning
  • Actress whose character on Golden Girls tried out for Jeopardy! but never got The Call
  • Amy or Pell
  • Former MTV VJ and host of Alternative Nation with her own show on Fox Business Network
  • In a 2000 film, dependable friend of FedEx employee Chuck Noland; also the last name of the actor’s wife
  • Driver, West and Rippon
  • Scandal-plagued Olympian who took up professional boxing after being banned for life from her first sport in 1994
  • Writer/director whose 1999 indie launched the career of its breakout star with an Oscar winning lead role (sorry, Annette!)
  • Brand name for a common household product used as a verb, mainly in British English
  • This embattled Trump nominee: "I expected tough questions about how to best care for our veterans, but I did not expect to have to dignify baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity."
  • She became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974
Bonus (-1) Name the rapper: Hey, yo, Anna, hey yo Anna Wintour, I'ma need that cover baby girl, it's Pink Friday, ya dig

Name any one of these films
Name any tennis player who has won a career Grand Slam (i.e., winning all four major tournaments at any point in their career)

Bonus (-1) Name the only athlete who has achieved the Golden Slam - winning all four Grand Slam events and Olympic gold in the same calendar year NO PENALTY

Name the author of one of these lesser-known works
  • Sentimental Education (1869)
  • Buddenbrooks (1901)
  • Vile Bodies (1930)
  • The Children's Hour (1934)
  • The Devils of Loudon (1952)
  • Pale Fire (1962)
  • The Boys from Brazil (1976)
  • Legion (1983)
  • The Blind Assassin (2000)
  • The Constant Gardener (2001)
  • Sharp Objects (2006)
  • Eating Animals (2009)
Name any one of these actors
Bonus (-1) What distinction do these movie people share?

A very topical question! Name one of these landmark Supreme Court decisions. Full case name required unless commonly known by an abridged name
  • 1857 The Constitution does not consider slaves to be U.S. citizens. Rather, they are constitutionally protected property of their masters
  • 1896 Jim Crow laws are constitutional under the doctrine of ‘Separate but Equal’
  • 1944 The need to protect against espionage outweighs the rights of Americans of Japanese descent
  • 1954 In the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place
  • 1965 A state law that criminalizes the use of contraception by married couples is unconstitutional because all Americans have a constitutionally protected right to privacy
  • 1966 Police must advise criminal suspects of their rights under the Constitution to remain silent, to consult with a lawyer, and to have one appointed to them if they are indigent
  • 1967 Ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States
  • 1973 The right to privacy implied by the Constitution protects a woman’s choice in matters of abortion
  • 1974 Neither separation of powers, nor the need for confidentiality can sustain unqualified Presidential immunity from the judicial process
  • 1989 The Constitution protects desecration of the flag as a form of symbolic speech
  • 2010 Limits on corporate and union political expenditures during election cycles violate the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment
  • 2015 Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law
Bonus (-1) Name the presiding chief justice for the case you selected

Identify one of these classic Atari video games
Bonus (-1) In season 2 of Stranger Things, Dustin and friends are stunned to discover that a mysterious player named MADMAX has unearthed a new high score in what classic arcade game? NO PENALTY

Name a U.S. state that does not have a national park. Note: the National Park designation does not include national monuments, preserves, historic areas or other federally recognized sites

Name any company dropped from the DJIA since its inception in 1896

Bonus (-1) Which company just replaced General Electric in the Dow?

Name a state capital within a 500 mile radius of the geographic center of the United States

Bonus (-3) Can you guess the SHEEP? NO PENALTY

Name the primary romantic interest of any one of the following characters
  • Wall-E
  • Maggie the Cat (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
  • Edmond Dantès (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • Rosalind (As You Like it)
  • Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd)
  • Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Sally Brown (Charlie Brown)
  • Bella Swan (Twilight)
  • Therese (The Price of Salt)
  • Oliver (Call Me by Your Name)
  • Pip (Great Expectations)
  • Medea
  • Lord Sebastian Flyte (Brideshead Revisited)
Name any composer of classical music born in the years between the start of the French Revolution and the Battle of Waterloo, inclusive

14. EVIL SPELLING BEE :twisted:
Perfect spelling required. If your answer is misspelled, then it's wrong!
  • Chemical element Bk
  • Chemical element P
  • Capital of Burkina Faso (O)
  • Capital of Bhutan (T)
  • Capital of Honduras (T)
  • Southernmost city in the world, located at the tip of Argentina in the province of Tierra del Fuego (U)
  • First name of Lady Bird and Brooklyn actress, Ronan (S)
  • Best Supporting Actor Oscar Winner, Ali, for Moonlight (M)
  • Best Actor Oscar Winner, Matthew, for Dallas Buyer’s Club (M)
  • Russian Far East peninsula (K)
  • Third highest mountain in the world, straddling Nepal and India (K)
  • Aztec god whose name means “feathered serpent” (Q)
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TD 388, SenseiCAY, Mystery Theme

Q1. Good morning! Answer one of the following questions about Baltimore, the largest city in my current home state of Maryland. Letter and answer required.
  1. This past year, the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC) became the first 16th-seeded team to defeat a top-seeded team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Name BOTH teams that they faced in this year’s NCAA tournament (the 1-seed that they beat, and the team that proceeded to defeat them in the second round).
  2. The city of Baltimore, Maryland is named after the 2nd Baron Baltimore (AKA Lord Baltimore). There were six people to hold the title of Baron Baltimore. They all shared a common last name. What was that last name (hint: it’s not Baltimore)?
  3. Within 1 year, when was the last time the Baltimore Orioles won the World Series?
  4. Everyone knows that Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the War of 1812. Over what fort did the Star-Spangled Banner yet wave as the British navy bombarded it?
  5. What brand is being advertised here?

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  6. Edgar Allan Poe is often associated with Baltimore. Name a woman mentioned in the title of a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Correct answers will be graded separately.
  7. Who is this?

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  8. Baltimore is served primarily by BWI International Airport. Who is this airport named after?
  9. Baltimore is home to two historically black colleges. Name either one (scored separately).

Q2. Letter and answer required. Select and answer one of the following:
  1. A chipotle is a smoke-dried version of what?
  2. The McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana is best known for producing what condiment?
  3. Istanbul was Constantinople, now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople. In what country is Istanbul located?
  4. What type of sausage, also coming in Mexican and Portuguese varieties (among others), is most often associated with Spain, where it is seasoned with smoked paprika and salt, and can be spicy or sweet?
  5. In the mainland United States, you’ve probably most commonly heard of Puerto Ricans being referred to as Puerto Ricans. However, Puerto Ricans often refer to themselves by what term, from the Taíno word “Borikén,” translating to “The Great Land of the Valiant and Noble Lord?”
  6. Grilling or broiling food with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar is best-known by what term? It comes from the combination of a term for the shine given by the sugar in the glaze, and a term for the cooking method.
  7. What is the term for a Spanish bacon, normally made from cubed pork belly, but sometimes from fried fatback? It is also commonly used in Filipino and Caribbean cuisine.
  8. Native to Australia, what nut, named after a chemist, teacher, and politician, is also known as a Hawaii Nut?
Q2 Bonus (-1 point) – the answers to this question are varieties of what product, whose “classic” version’s ingredients include pork, ham, potato starch, and sodium nitrite?

Q3 - Letter and answer required. You will be given a clue about an event and asked to identify something about it. Each of the events described occurred in the same month of the same year. For a bonus, name the common month and year.
  1. The first meeting of WHAT GROUP, consisting of, among others, Allen Dulles, Gerald Ford, and the sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the time.
  2. The first use of WHAT NOW-UBIQUITOUS TECHNOLOGY occurred during the Army-Navy football game, as commentator Lindsey Nelson told the television audience, “Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!”?
  3. Americans got to see WHAT BAND for the first time, as a clip from one of their performances was shown on the CBS Evening News?
  4. The British Union Jack was lowered and a new black, red, green, and white flag was raised, symbolizing the independence of WHAT AFRICAN NATION?
  5. The UN General Assembly approved a resolution which stated, among other things, that no nation could lay claim to sovereignty any portion of WHAT LOCATION? It also stated that exploration there would be in the interests of all mankind, nations had jurisdiction over their own objects there, and that humans were to be rendered aid in case of emergency there, regardless of nationality.
  6. The British government granted independence to WHAT NOW SEMI-AUTONOMOUS REGION off the coast of Tanzania?
  7. The birth of WHAT ACTOR, who starred in the 2001 film “Ocean’s Eleven” and the 2011 film “Moneyball,” and produced “The Departed” and “12 Years a Slave?”
  8. The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved into what would become three present-day countries. Southern Rhodesia would become the present-day nation of Zimbabwe. Name EITHER OF THE OTHER TWO MODERN-DAY NATIONS composed of the land that once made up the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (graded separately).
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Facilities Act. This was the first of a series of domestic programs best known by WHAT TWO-WORD NAME?
Q3 Bonus (-1 point) – In what month and what year did all of the above events occur?

Q4 - Letter and answer required. Name one of the following people.

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Q4 Bonus (-2 points) – what school do these people have in common?

Q5 - Letter and answer required. Select one of the islands or island groups from an area of the world that is asked about relatively rarely and tell me the sovereign nation to whom the territory belongs or is most closely associated.
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Tahiti
  3. Gilbert Islands
  4. Cook Islands
  5. Pitcairn Islands
  6. Rapa Nui
  7. Jarvis Island
  8. Admiralty Islands
  9. Norfolk Island
Q6 - Letter and answer required. Name one of the following athletes.

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Q6 Bonus (-1 point) – what team do these players share in common?

Q7 - Letter and answer required. Based on a (possibly redacted) line from the chorus (term might be used loosely), give me the title and artist. All of these were on the Billboard Year End Top 100 in the same year.
  1. “I wanna [title] / and party every day”
  2. “Ooh, [title], every day. / I wanna tell you [title], every day / I wanna be with you night and day”
  3. “Missing one angel, child, ‘cause you’re here with me right now.”
  4. “I’m not talkin’ ‘bout movin’ in / and I don’t want to change your life / but there’s a warm wind blowing, the stars around”
  5. “Yeah they was dancin’ and singin’ and movin’ to the groovin’”
  6. “I love you / I can’t explain, the feeling’s plain to me”
  7. “Oh I’d better learn how to face it, [title], oh I, oh I’d pay the devil to replace her”
  8. “Ooh, then I suddenly see you/ Ooh, did I tell you I need you / Every single day of my life”
  9. “Oh, [title] / I believe you can get me through the night”
  10. “[title] that make the whole world sing / [title] of love and special things / [title] that make the young girls cry / [title], [title]”
Q7 Bonus (-3 points for correct, -2 points for within 1 year, -1 point for within 3 years) – For what year did these songs make an appearance on the Billboard Year End Top 100?

Q8 - Letter and answer required. What comes next? Select one of the following sequences and tell me who or what fills in the blank. The sequences are not necessarily complete, but the excerpts given are consecutive members (not necessarily starting with the very beginning).
  1. Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner, Jacob “Jack” Lew, _________
  2. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, ____
  3. Atlanta, New York, Florida, New York, New York, New York, _______
  4. Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, _______
  5. Kaôh Rōng, Millennials vs. Gen X, Game Changers, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, ______
  6. A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, ______
  7. Cleveland, Harrison, Cleveland, McKinley, _______
  8. Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, American Pharoah, _______
  9. Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane Grey, _____
  10. Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea, South Korea, _______
Q9 - River name required. The United States has some big rivers. Measuring by the length of the main stem, according to Wikipedia, the Colorado River of Texas is 970 miles long, and is the 11th longest river that flows through the United States. Name any longer river (by main stem length) flowing through the United States.

Q10 - Letter and answer required. Answer one of the following before and after clues. You know how it works – each answer is two phrases, where the end of the first phrase overlaps the beginning of the second. The overlap is usually one word, but some of these may have a longer overlap. Example: a current Supreme Court justice who also served as the third President of the United States would be “Clarence Thomas Jefferson.”
  1. William Sydney Porter plays Mondego in “The Count of Monte Cristo” and Superman in “Man of Steel,” “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League.”
  2. A German Shepherd quits his career as a movie star and tries to make it as a golf pro to try to win the affection of Molly Griswold, who is currently dating his old college golf teammate, David Simms, from the University of Houston.
  3. An unready king who promoted a fear of communism in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s.
  4. C.S. Lewis series of books on a mishap involving Janet Jackson.
  5. An American satirist known for collections such as “Men I’m Not Married To” and “Death and Taxes” goes to Hollywood and stars as Tess Shelby on “As the World Turns” and Darla Marks in “Dazed and Confused.”
  6. An area of the US known for a type of severe weather lobs the ball to a teammate, who jams it home.
  7. Longing to return to the familiarity of his own abode, Alan Arkin stars as John Singer in a film adaptation of Carson McCullers’s debut novel.
  8. A ship’s lookout tower is manned by a series of Russians, each fitting inside the next.
  9. In an alternate ending, after moving to Seattle, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling sing a duet asking, “Are you shining just for me?”
  10. A famous Dominican fashion designer known for having dressed Jacqueline Kennedy retires and takes a second job as a hired security guard.
Mystery Theme Bonus 1 (up to -5 points) - The questions, answers, and bonuses on this quiz are suggestive of what mystery theme?

Mystery Theme Bonus 2 (-3 points) - Name the most recent addition (as of the time of this game).

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TD 389, clt013, SHC

1. Given two of their roles (and movies), name one of these actors or actresses

A. Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Noah Percy (The Village)
B. Eva Lovelace (Morning Glory), Ethel Thayer (On Golden Pond)
C. Dr. Kate McTiernan (Kiss the Girls), Natalie Prior (Divergent)
D. Anna Coleman (Freaky Friday), Cady Heron (Mean Girls)
E. Truvy Jones (Steel Magnolias), Shirlee Kenyon (Straight Talk)
F. Jimmy Markum (Mystic River), Harvey Milk (Milk)
G. Allison Reynolds (The Breakfast Club), Leslie Hunter (St. Elmo's Fire)
H. Linda Ash (Mighty Aphrodite), Dr. Susan Tyler (Mimic)
I. Mona Lisa Vito (My Cousin Vinny), Natalie Strout (In the Bedroom)
J. June Carter Cash (Walk the Line), Mrs. Whatsit (A Wrinkle in Time)

2. Given two of the actors, two words and the year of release, name one of these movies

A. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Small superhero (2015)
B. Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Universal remote (2006)
C. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Wealthy teenagers (1999)
D. Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Steel worker (1983)
E. Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Hickory hoops (1986)
F. Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Sports agent (1996)
G. Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tokyo hotel (2003)
H. Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Mountain gorilla (1998)
I. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Fashion magazine (2006)
J. Rebecca de Mornay, Annabella Sciorra, Psychopathic nanny (1992)
K. Natalie Portman, Eric Bana, Henry VIII (2008)
L. Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren, Ballet dancing (1985)

3. Given three interstates within its borders, name one of these states

A. I-10, I-17, I-40
B. I-5, I-8, I-80
C. I-15, I-84, I-90
D. I-75, I-94, I-96
E. I-11, I-15, I-80
F. I-89, I-93, I-95
G. I-81, I-87, I-88
H. I-20, I-26, I-77
I. I-5, I-82, I-90
J. I-25, I-80, I-90

4. Name one of these things associated with television

A. Kelly Monaco was the first champion on this ABC reality show hosted by Tom Bergeron
B. The opening to this NBC soap opera that has been airing since 1965 includes the line "like sands through the hourglass"
C. Anya Monzikova brought case #10 to the stage during this game show's run on NBC
D. Though afraid throughout the pages, he turns out to be The Monster at the End of This Book
E. Actor who appeared with Mariette Hartley in a series of Polaroid Camera commercials during the 1970s
F. Known more for her work on TV series, this actress starred with fellow SNL alum Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
G. Animated Pottsylvanian spy played by Rene Russo in a live-action 2000 film
H. Tim Reid and Jackee Harry played parents of twin girls separated at birth on this show that aired on ABC and then The WB
I. This show included drivers Alex, Bobby & Tony, dispatcher Louie and mechanic Latka
J. Waylon Jennings sang the theme song for this CBS show that included a car called the General Lee
K. ABC show where Lee Majors, Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas played Hollywood stunt performers moonlighting as bounty hunters
L. The long-time host of this game show made a memorable appearance in the movie Happy Gilmore

5. Given their conference and main team colors, name one of these colleges [Hint: States (alphabetically, not necessarily in answer order) = AZ, FL, IA, IL, IN, NC, OH, SD, TN, TX]

A. Missouri Valley (MVC) - Blue & White
B. Southeastern (SEC) - Orange & Blue
C. Big Ten - Orange & Blue
D. American Athletic (AAC) - Blue & Gray
E. Big Sky - Blue & Gold
F. Big Ten - Scarlet & Gray
G. Summit League - Blue & Yellow
H. Southeastern (SEC) - Maroon & White
I. Missouri Valley (MVC) - Brown & Gold
J. Atlantic Coast (ACC) - Old Gold & Black

6. Name one of these sports figures

A. This American became the youngest male to win a Grand Slam tournament when he took the 1989 French Open title at age 17
B. Ring name of Joanie Laurer - who is the only woman to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship
C. This Hall of Fame Denver Bronco was the fourth NFL running back to rush for 2000 yards in a season
D. Won three Super Bowl titles as a coach before moving to NASCAR - where his team has won four championships
E. Sharing her first name with another tennis star, this "Swiss Miss" won five Grand Slam singles titles
F. The only quarterback to start four consecutive Super Bowls
G. This "Baseball World" endorser led both leagues in home runs in separate years - the AL in 1989, the NL in 1992
H. Long-time University of Nebraska football coach who also served in Congress
I. "The King" of NASCAR - he won 200 races and seven championships
J. Two-time MVP who owns Baltimore records for hits, runs, HR, RBI and games played (+ many other categories)
K. This guard was MVP with the Bulls before knee injuries that led him to worry about being sore at future meetings and his son's graduation
L. Oklahoma City guard who averaged a triple-double in each of the last two seasons

7. Name one of the cities or countries referenced in these sports-related clues

A. Fred Hoiberg was nicknamed "The Mayor" while playing college basketball at the ISU in this town
B. The 1956 Summer Olympics were held in this Southern Hemisphere country
C. This Pacific island country won the gold in Rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympics
D. Wayne Gretzky & Mark Messier debuted with the WHA Racers in this city
E. The MLB Athletics, NHL Scouts and NBA Kings all left this city
F. The Lakers played in this city before moving to Los Angeles
G. Before playing for the Dodgers, Jackie Robinson played for the minor league Royals in this city
H. This California city's NHL team became the Cleveland Barons in 1976
I. The NBA Hawks won their only championship while playing in this city
J. This country won the 2018 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup - its first title since 2003

8. Name one of these music artists

A. Two Swedish sisters and their brother were 75% of this 1990s group known for "The Sign"
B. This singer had an androgynous look when she sported close-cropped orange hair and a man's suit in a 1983 video
C. This group was the correct Final Jeopardy! response for a clue related to a school in Arkansas
D. This artist teamed with the "Jungle Boogie" group to sing their hit "Ladies' Night" on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! Mashup Monday
E. A song of his has been played during the seventh inning stretch at Baltimore Oriole games since 1994
F. She says "everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend" in what some critics have called the "worst song ever"
G. Singer of "The Sweetest Taboo" and "No Ordinary Love"
H. This singer entered the field on a dog sled before performing at halftime of the 2017 Grey Cup
I. Her biggest hit begins with the line, "It's been seven hours and fifteen days since you took your love away"
J. Artist who reached #1 many times as a solo act, in a 1982 duet with Paul McCartney and as part of Dionne & Friends in 1985
K. Scott Weiland was the original lead singer for this group
L. She first hit #1 in the US with "You're Making Me High"

9. Give one of these answers that is also the nickname of a college and/or professional sports team. [Full team name needed for E and G.]

A. Prospectors who took part in the California gold rush
B. Cyanocitta cristata - noisy, bold and aggressive passerine birds native to North America
C. North American feline resembling a lynx; was the nickname for a pro franchise until 2014
D. People who make beer
E. This team was named in reference to its state's contributions to the American Civil War
F. Human beings of prodigious size - such as the Hecatoncheires in Greek mythology
G. A legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens inspired the name of this hockey team
H. 1988 film where Arnold Schwarznegger and Danny DeVito were separated at birth
I. A series that follows the adventures of four Clans of wild cats who look up to StarClan
J. Goldie Hawn plays a high school football coach in this 1986 movie

10. Give the first name of one of these people

A. California Representative Schiff
B. We're the Millers actress Roberts
C. Edie Falco title nurse Peyton
D. Basic Instinct actress Tripplehorn
E. Dawson's Creek actress Holmes
F. Filipina Salonga who provided singing voices of Disney princesses Jasmine & Mulan
G. Xena actress Lawless
H. Secretary of State Pompeo
I. Astronaut Whitson who has spent 665 days in space
J. Novelist Roth who won a Pulitzer for 1997's American Pastoral
K. Former Representative, Senator and Governor of Kansas Brownback
L. Harry Potter villain Riddle

Most of the answers for the following two questions were not "sheep" (and some have never appeared in any of my TDs) before…

11. Give the word [first letter + length in parentheses] that fills in the blank for one of these "No _____" songs

Jordin Sparks [A - 3]
Blackstreet [D - 7]
Meghan Trainor [E - 7]
Usher [L - 5]
Alicia Keys [O - 3]
Blind Melon [R - 4]
Alice Merton [R - 5]
TLC [S - 6]
Daughtry [S - 8]
The Guess Who [T - 4]

12. Name a state capital that is home to a Big 4 (MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL) team (12 possible answers)

13. BONUS ROUND - Choose one of the two options below. Include numbers with answers to A and letters with answers to B.

Option A [Total possible bonus = -13]
Answer as many of these questions [Number required] as you wish (Correct response = -1, Incorrect response = +1)
Additional bonus of -1 for anyone to submit 12 correct answers

1. Who played The Pinball Wizard in the 1975 film Tommy?
2. Name the movie: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley (1985) - Swimming pool
3. Name these two interstates that were previously "sheep": 1) E/W from Utah to Maryland and 2) N/S from Michigan to Florida
4. Name the person who hosted the 2007 TLC talk show called "Shut Up!"
5. Name the college by conference and colors: Missouri Valley - Purple and White
6. Name the pitcher who debuted with the Senators in 1959, finished with the Cardinals in 1983 and won 283 games and 16 consecutive Gold Gloves
7. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is in this state
8. Four females teamed up to record this song from the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack that reached #1 on the Billboard chart
9. The youth resistance in Red Dawn gave themselves this name
10. First name of "Mood Indigo" musician Ellington
11. Name the one correct response to question 11 that was a "sheep" before
12. Name one of the two correct answers to question 12 that was a "sheep" before

Option B [Total possible bonus = -8]
Answer up to 5 of the following [Letter required] and earn -1 for each correct response
Also, in each section there is a word that appears in all correct responses - list all five of those "key" words at #14 and unlock a bonus of -3

These Answers Aren't Right

Section 1
A. 1996 Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Pullman movie
B. Proverbially, these don't make a right
C. When something starts badly it gets off on the ____ ____
D. Series of six horror / slasher films which sees young people hunted by cannibalistic mountain men
E. Nickname of aviator Douglas Corrigan

Section 2
F. Phrase used at the end of Presley concerts to disperse audiences lingering for an encore
G. Series of religious novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
H. In The Blind Side, it is argued that this position is the second most important on a football team
I. Daniel Day-Lewis won a Best Actor Oscar for this 1989 film
J. 2014-2017 HBO series based on Tom Perrotta novel of the same name

Mentally Challenged Answers

Section 3
K. Jim Carrey / Jeff Daniels movie
L. Potter Professor Albus ________
M. Disney title character who does not speak
N. Small freight elevator intended to carry objects, not people

Section 4
O. Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone are among the stars in this 2011 movie
P. 1985 "Weird Al" Yankovic album (4 words)
Q. Forrest Gump's response to Mrs. Blue's questions "Are you crazy? Or just plain _____ ?" (5 words)
R. David Letterman feature with animals doing odd acts (3 words)

Section 5
S. 2004 Green Day album
T. Incapable of going wrong or being misused
U. Paul Rudd plays a slacker with three sisters in this 2011 movie
V. 19th century Fyodor Dostoevsky novel with Prince Lev Myshkin as central character

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TD 390, clt013, Road Trip

1. After about an hour and a half in the car, we left Iowa and entered Illinois. This happened at the Quad Cities, while the last exit we passed in the Land of Lincoln was for Danville - which is the name of the city in "the Tri-state area" on Phineas & Ferb. Answer one of these quad- or tri-related clues. [Note: The first four answers of the first group start with "quad" and the first three of the second group start with "tri".]

A four-footed animal
A person with complete paralysis of the body from the neck down
Large muscle at the front of the thigh
A rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
This is the largest of the Quad Cities

A hit that leaves the batter 90 feet from scoring
A vehicle with one wheel in the front and two in the back that is often pedaled by small children
A dinosaur known for having a trio of horns - a pair above the eyes and one on the nose
Pasco, Richland and Kennewick are the "Tri-Cities" in this state
The Tri-City ValleyCats play this sport

2. Another "I" state (Indiana) followed. This summer we just passed through, but last year we spent a weekend in Indianapolis after our son qualified for a World Bible Quiz - something his sister did four years earlier. Their quizzes featured multiple choice questions from the books of Acts (her) and Joshua/Judges/Ruth (him). In that spirit, answer one of these questions. [Give response as letter followed by number (Example: K2)]

A. Which man was chosen to replace Judas as a disciple? 1. Joseph; 2. Matthias; 3. Paul
B. Who became known as the first martyr of Christianity? 1. Peter; 2. Philip; 3. Stephen
C. What was the name of the temple gate with the lame beggar? 1. Beautiful; 2. Powerful; 3. Wonderful
D. Which city was Saul headed to when he encountered Jesus? 1. Damascus; 2. Jerusalem; 3. Tarsus
E. What woman was a dealer of purple cloth? 1. Candace; 2. Lydia; 3. Sapphira

F. Who was the other spy to join Joshua in giving an encouraging report? 1. Aaron; 2. Ammiel; 3. Caleb; 4. Gaddiel
G. Where did Joshua ask for the sun and moon to stand still? 1. Ai; 2. Gibeon; 3. Hebron; 4. Jericho
H. Who is the only female judge mentioned? 1. Dara; 2. Deborah; 3. Delilah; 4. Dinah
I. Who asked God for two signs involving a fleece? 1. Abimelech; 2. Barak; 3. Ehud; 4. Gideon
J. From which country was Ruth? 1. Moab; 2. Philistia; 3. Samaria; 4. Ur

3. Next up was Ohio and a stop in Cincinnati for a baseball game so my son could add another stadium to the list of those he has visited. Name the team that plays its home games in one of the stadiums/arenas (first 8 are MLB, all 10 are on his visited list) that includes the feature described in these clues. [Letter preferred.] {Hints: No AL West teams and no teams from the 3 largest US cities.}

A. A warehouse that famously sported the number 2131 in 1995
B. A row painted purple to indicate a special altitude
C. A carousel with striped felines
D. A series of waterfalls and a big crown behind the outfield fence
E. A big slide that "Bernie" uses when the home team hits a round-tripper
F. A sign with two guys shaking hands across a river
G. A retractable roof and a hotel with rooms overlooking the field
H. A "race" among the likenesses of the quartet found on Mount Rushmore
I. (NFL) A platform where the blue "12th Man Flag" is raised before each game
J. (NHL) A cannon that is fired whenever the home team scores a goal

4. Following the game, we headed to Kentucky and a hotel near the airport with code CVG. Give the code for one of these airports.

Buffalo, NY
Chicago, IL [Midway]
Houston, TX [Bush]
Manchester, NH
Milwaukee, WI
Norfolk, VA
Peoria, IL
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC [Dulles]
Waterloo, IA

5. The second day of the trip saw us pass through West Virginia - which is referred to as "almost heaven" in a famous John Denver song. Name the artist for one of these other songs that includes "heaven" in the lyrics. [Letter preferred]

A. There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven (1971)
B. Nobody gets too much heaven no more it's much harder to come by (1979)
C. Heaven knows it's not the way it should be; And heaven knows it's not the way it could be (1979)
D. I'm Free; Heaven helps the man who fights his fear (1984)
E. I'm findin' it hard to believe we're in heaven (1985)
F. So raise your hands to heaven and pray that we'll be back together someday (1987)
G. You soft and only; You lost and lonely; You just like heaven (1987)
H. I only wanted someone to love, but something happened on the way to heaven (1989)
I. Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven? (1992)
J. I wanna be inside your heaven; Take me to the place you cry from (2005)

6. More than half of our trip was spent in Maryland - visiting with friends and then staying with family on the Delmarva peninsula. A day trip to the beach was also on the agenda. Besides the Delmarva trio, name a state that borders the Atlantic Ocean.

7. The state of Delaware was crossed on our way to the ocean shore. Crossing the Delaware River can take you from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Given the states on either side, name the river crossed by one of the listed interstates. [Letter preferred]

A. Alabama/Georgia (I-85)
B. Oregon/Washington (I-5)
C. Minnesota/Wisconsin (I-90)
D. Iowa/Nebraska (I-80)
E. Indiana/Kentucky (I-65)
F. Maryland/Virginia (I-95)
G. Oklahoma/Texas (I-35)
H. South Carolina/Georgia (I-20)
I. Illinois/Indiana (I-64)

8. Following a few days in Maryland, we made a long drive along the western side of Virginia - where a few signs for colleges were passed. Name the NCAA basketball conference for one of these institutions that we saw an exit for (or at least were near) during our trip. [Letter preferred]

A. Cincinnati
B. Dayton
C. East Tennessee State
D. Illinois
E. Indiana State
F. Navy
G. Northern Kentucky
H. Virginia Tech
I. West Virginia
J. Xavier

9. Once through Virginia, our next stop was northeast Tennessee and the city of Elizabethton to visit more relatives. Name one of these Elizabeths. [Letter preferred]

A. Actress: Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games)
B. Actress: Jessie Spano (Saved by the Bell)
C. 19th century suffragist and women's rights activist
D. Secretary of Transportation and North Carolina Senator
E. Actress: The Devil (Bedazzled)
F. Actress: Samantha Stephens (Bewitched)
G. Actress: Scarlet Witch (Avengers)
H. Actress: Susan Lawrence (Big)
I. Child safety activist who was abducted from her Utah home as a teenager
J. Former anchor of ABC's World News Tonight and 20/20

10. A trip to the mountains allowed us to spend a brief time in North Carolina. A family member who lives in that state has two boys with US presidential surnames as their first names. Give one of these first names which are also presidential last names. [Letter preferred]

A. Animated aardvark with younger sister D.W.
B. A spin-off of Family Guy is named for this character
C. Jon Arbuckle's feline
D. Painter Pollock
E. Marcy's second husband on Married..with Children
F. This boy has ten sisters on The Loud House
G. Jim J. Bullock's character on Too Close for Comfort
H. The 007 portrayer who qualifies for this category
I. Hunter Tylo's role on The Bold & The Beautiful
J. Tim's neighbor on Home Improvement

11. The last morning of our trip was spent touring Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Answer one of these clues related to the words 'mammoth' or 'cave'.

Mammoth Mountain ski resort and the town of Mammoth Lakes are found in this state
The world's largest mammoth research facility is found in Hot Springs in this 2-word state
The Colorado Mammoth play in the NLL - a league for this sport
Holiday World in this Indiana town features the Mammoth Water Coaster
Mammoth Glacier is in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in this state

This group consisting of Brenda, Dee Dee and Taffy teamed with Captain Caveman in a 1970s ABC animated mystery series
The Clan of the Cave Bear was a novel by this writer
Phil Hartman played this Saturday Night Live character who was "frightened and confused" by the modern world
Tony Siragusa hosted the renovation show Man Caves on this network
Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone are among those providing voices for this animated cave family in a 2013 movie

12. BONUS #1: Choose one of the two options - each with a maximum bonus of -10.

A. A different route home took us through Missouri - where we elected to continue towards home and not visit with other friends and/or family. An earlier "detour" to South Carolina would have given us the same option, but we passed on that as well. Anyway, the state universities of SEC members South Carolina and Missouri are both based in cities named Columbia. Many other city names are shared by NCAA Division 1 basketball campuses in different states and some are listed here. For up to five, give the two states that have a college based in a city by that name. (Example: If Athens were listed, the correct response would be Georgia and Ohio.) Each response must include the letter and two states. {Both states correct = -2, 1 wrong = 0, both wrong = +1}

A. Bowling Green
B. Charleston
C. Conway
D. Durham
E. Greenville
F. Huntsville
G. Lexington
H. Newark
I. Oxford
J. Richmond

B. Answer any or all of these questions (Correct response = -1, Incorrect response = +1)

K. The airport with the code TRI is located in this state
L. According to Acts 28, on what island was Paul shipwrecked while on his way to Rome for an "appeal unto Caesar"? [No multiple choice]
M. Name either team for these stadiums: A view of a large "croquet wicket" (MLB) and a dome that hosted the "greatest show on turf" (NFL)
N. Give the airport code: Louisville, KY
O. Name the artist for this lyric: There's just you; You must have been heaven-sent; Hearing me call, you went out on a limb (1985)
P. Delmarva's feral horse population is known by two names (one in Maryland, one in Virginia). Give either one.
Q. What river does I-29 cross between Iowa and South Dakota?
R. I-81 took us through the Harrisonburg, VA campus of this Colonial Athletic Association member
S. Name the young girl who owns Clifford the Big Red Dog
T. What name does the mermaid in Splash give herself?

13. BONUS #2 - How many miles did we drive on this trip? (The three closest answers receive bonuses of -3, -2 and -1, respectively.)
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TD 391, clt013, Game Time

1. Candy Land - Given the slogan, name one of these candy brands. [Letter preferred]

A. Nobody better lay a finger on my __________
B. Gimme a break
C. At work, rest and play you get three tastes in a ____ ___
D. There's no wrong way to eat a ______
E. You can roll a ____ to your friend
F. Taste the rainbow
G. Only ________ have the answer
H. Don't let hunger happen to you
I. Isn't life juicy
J. Two for me, none for you
K. Makes mouths happy
L. Get the sensation

2. Checkers - During a 1952 speech, Richard Nixon mentioned a dog that his children had named Checkers. Name one of these other famous dogs. [Letter preferred]

A. Sergeant Snorkel's bulldog in Beetle Bailey
B. The Bumstead's dog in Blondie
C. Jon Arbuckle's dog in Garfield
D. Charlie Brown's beagle in Peanuts

Animated Television
E. The Jetsons' pet
F. Adoptive "parent" of Sherman on the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show
G. Host of Fetch! - who dispensed challenges to real-life contestants
H. Superhero who often spoke in rhymes

Television (Owners listed)
I. The Bundys on Married…with Children (The 1st one, not Lucky)
J. Martin Crane on Frasier
K. Roscoe P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard
L. The boys on The Brady Bunch

3. Chess - The musical with this title includes the song "One Night in Bangkok" - which reached #3 in 1985. Choose one of these songs and name the musical in which it is included. [Letter preferred]

A. One
B. Send in the Clowns
C. Anything You Can Do
D. Sunrise, Sunset
E. Everything's Coming Up Roses
F. Aquarius
G. I Dreamed a Dream
H. Tea for Two
I. Some Enchanted Evening
J. Getting to Know You
K. Do-Re-Mi
L. I Feel Pretty

4. Clue - The characters in this game have names that match the color of their piece. Name the author of one of these books with a color in its title. [Letter preferred.]

A. A Clockwork Orange
B. The Hunt for Red October
C. The Black Stallion
D. Goldfinger
E. The Scarlet Letter
F. Crimson Tide
G. Harold and the Purple Crayon
H. The Green Mile
I. The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #4)
J. White Fang
K. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
L. Island of the Blue Dolphins

5. Jenga - In this game, players try not to knock down the tower. Name one of these former professional sport homes that has been demolished. [Letter preferred]

A. This stadium known for windy and cold conditions hosted eight NFC championship games between 1982 and 2012
B. A bus blocked one TV network's camera right as implosion of this building occurred
C. MLB, NFL and NBA teams all called this Pacific Northwest venue home in the late 1970s and early 1980s
D. The only American team to win the Grey Cup played its home games here
E. In a span of seven months in the early 1990s, this building hosted the World Series, Super Bowl and Final Four
F. Much of the movie Black Sunday was filmed during Super Bowl X - which was held in this stadium
G. The MLB single-season attendance record was set in this place known more for its football tenant
H. Besides its hometown team, this building hosted regular season games of the Packers and White Sox
I. Hank Aaron hammered home run #714 (tying Babe Ruth) and Ty Cobb's career hit record fell here
J. This building's hole in the roof was said to be there "so God can watch His favorite team play"
K. This place located at a "confluence" was the site of an "immaculate" 1972 NFL playoff moment
L. Reggie Jackson hit a famous All-Star Game home run high into a light tower at this venue
M. A player tore both patella tendons when his cleats stuck in a seam of the terrible turf at this Philly locale

6. Monopoly - Name a property (in the 'Classic' American version) where you can build houses that does not include the name of a state.

7. Scrabble - Name any letter tile worth 4 points or more.

8. Sorry - Give one of these answers related to being sorry or an apology [Letter preferred]

Music (Name the artist given the title and/or lyric)
[Note: If song has multiple artists (such as Joe Smith ft. DJ K) credited, answers will be grouped together (i.e. not separate scoring for each).
Also, only one artist (in this case, either Joe or the DJ) is necessary to be judged correct.]

A. I'm Sorry (#1, 1960)
B. Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word (#6, 1976)
C. Hard to Say I'm Sorry (#1, 1982)
D. Apologize (#1, 2006)
E. Sorry Not Sorry (#6, 2017)
F. Apology not accepted, add me to the broken hearts you collected (All Cried Out - #8, 1986)
G. Too strong to tell you that I was sorry (1989 song whose title is quite appropriate on a certain autumn weekend)
H. Guess this means you're sorry; You're standing at my door (#1 in 2009 for an artist connected to multiple reality shows)

I. Movie where John Cleese's character says, "I'm really really sorry, I apologize unreservedly."
J. Seinfeld character who says "You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister"
K. Product known for the line "Sorry, Charlie"
L. 4-word proverb indicating it's wiser to be cautious than hasty and so do something you may later regret

9. The Game of Life - Part of this game involves getting married. Name the current wife of one of these celebrity husbands. [Letter preferred]

A. Jay-Z
B. Justin Timberlake
C. Sacha Baron Cohen
D. Ashton Kutcher
E. Ryan Reynolds
F. Matthew Broderick
G. Kevin Bacon
H. Will Smith
I. John Legend
J. Joe Manganiello
K. Tom Hanks
L. Michael Douglas

10. Uno - The Spanish word for "one". Name one of these other card games described in other words. [Letter preferred]

A. Name for wrestler Mulligan or nickname for 1993 AL Cy Young winner McDowell
B. Structure that carries a highway across a river
C. Ochos locos
D. A homonym for the last name of Brewers' broadcaster Bob - who was also on Mr. Belvedere
E. Contemporary Christian band - or two-word phrase that could send out an angler
F. These artichoke middles are often steamed or used in recipes
G. Never married middle-aged woman
H. Tool used to stir up and tend a fire
I. Laura Branigan Top 10 song (1983)
J. Garden tools used to dig, loosen ground or break up lumps in the soil
K. The rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate
L. This is good for "absolutely nothing" according to an Edwin Starr song

11. Yahtzee - Five dice are used in this game. Give one of these answers related to the number five. [Letter preferred]

Answers that include "Five"
A. Group (with an inaccurate name) that reached the Top 20 with "Brick" in 1998
B. Collective term for Philadephia colleges Drexel, La Salle, St. Joseph's, Temple and Villanova
C. Burger & fry restaurant headquarted in Virginia that was named after a father and his sons
D. Canadian group known for Top 10 1971 hit "Signs"
E. Gesture that occurs when two people raise one hand each and slap palms together

Answers that do not include "Five"
F. The Jays, O's, Rays, Sox and Yanks play in this division
G. These can be remembered by "HOMES"
H. Last name of television family Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie
I. Group that included Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary and Sporty
J. Guy Fawkes Day falls on the 5th day of this month

No more #5 on the ice for these teams
K. Name an NHL team that has retired #5 for a Hall of Fame player (Toronto for Bill Barilko and St. Louis for Bob Plager are not correct as neither is in HOF.); Any correct answers will be counted together (i.e. Points will not be split by team) [5 correct answers]

12. BONUS #1: Encore - In this game, players need to think of song lyrics of at least eight words in length that include a specific word. Figure out what word goes in each blank A-F and then put them in the proper order at letter G to reveal a "prize".

A. I'd like to feel the passion to the _____ of no return (Expose)
B. She ain't _____ it, the girl ain't ____ it. All this grief that she's been puttin' you through. (Glenn Medeiros)
C. I've done my _____ but commited no crime (Queen)
D. I just love that sound. I'm in the _____ round! (Dr. Dave)
E. And she says baby, it's ___ AM I must be lonely (Matchbox Twenty)
F. I could get up and back, ____ on track; But is ____ on track, is that gonna get you back? (The Breakfast Club)
G. The ____ _______ is _____ a ____ _____ _____ .

13. BONUS #2: Scattergories - A game where players give answers starting with a specific letter for a list of 12 categories. In this quiz, you may choose one of four categories and give answers that start with up to 12 different letters. (One answer per letter.) For each three correct answers, you earn a bonus of (-1) and there is an additional bonus of (-1) for every singleton.

A. First names of Oscar winners for Best Actress

B. Unique MLB/NFL team nicknames (i.e. Names appearing in both leagues do not count.) [49ers are also ruled out.]

C. Last names of US Vice Presidents

D. Single-word states or capitals of single-digit letter length (i.e. 9 letters or less) {Examples of incorrect answers: Des Moines (9 letters, but 2 words), New York (7 letters, 2 words), Washington (1 word, 10 letters), Providence (1 word, 10 letters)}

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TD 392, morbeedo, Mini-TD

Name any band with exactly 3 words in its name, excluding "The" as the first word

2. IPA
Name one of the 26 words in the International Phonetic Alphabet (Hint: If you're stuck, think of that Tina Fey movie)

Name one of the 12 buttons on a standard telephone keypad

Name one of the 10 island nations of Asia

Name one of the 6 categories in the original edition of Trivial Pursuit (Genus edition)

Name one of the 4 women who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States

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TD 393, clt013, A-B-C

ROUND 1 [Correct answers begin with "odd-numbered" letters (A, C, E, G, I, K, M, O, Q, S, U, W & Y) and clues are in random (answers not necessarily alphabetical) order.]

1. Geography

This Caribbean island is divided between France and the Netherlands (5,6 or 4,7) [Answers scored together]
A surface wind speed of 231 mph was recorded on this New Hampshire mountain (10)
This country is bordered by Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan (7)
This city hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 12 years (9)
This bridge across the strait of the same name connects Sweden and Denmark (7)
This city in Peru was the historic capital of the Inca Empire (5)
This is the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories (11)
Carter Lake is the only city in Iowa located west of this river (8)
The large sandstone formation Uluru is also known by this name (5,4)
Yellowstone National Park includes this feature that is the name of another famous park in the southwest (5,6)
This desert covers much of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (8)
Kramer calls this country "weak" and a "road apple" during a game of Risk with Newman (7)
This country will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup (5)

2. Entertainment (Movies)

Reese Witherspoon ran for class president in this 1999 movie (8)
This actress played Mary Jane Watson in three Spider-Man movies and the title role in Marie Antionette (7,5)
Diane Lane received an Oscar nomination for her role in this 2002 film where she cheats on husband Richard Gere (10)
Actress who starred in Total Recall, Basic Instict, Sliver and Casino (6,5)
Anna Faris plays the love interest of Jellystone Park's Ranger Smith in the movie based on this cartoon character (4,4)
Aussie actress who played a comics villain and a famous figure skater (who could also be considered a villain) (6,6)
Last name of Sandra Bullock's character in the movie where she leads a Met Gala heist (5)
She is the most recent film Diana Prince and in another movie was a Mrs. Jones with whom Isla Fisher tried to maintain pace (3,5)
Charlize Theron played this character in Mad Max: Fury Road (9,7)
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez are scientists who enter "The Shimmer" in this 2018 release (12)
Neve Campbell and Denise Richards have a "Bacon Number" of 1 after sharing the screen with Kevin in this 1998 movie (4,6)
This actress with a hyphenated surname is known for roles in one word titles Entrapment, Chicago and Traffic (9,4-5)
Gemma Arterton is "Bond girl" Strawberry Fields in this 2008 movie (7,2,6)

3. History

First governor of New South Wales who founded the British penal colony that later became Sydney, Australia (6,7)
To the Aztecs, he was a boundary maker between earth and sky (12)
This city name precedes "Protocol" in an international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (5)
This World War II German field marshal was known as the Desert Fox (5,6)
Though the Bubble Boy's Trivial Pursuit card said otherwise, this was the group that invaded Spain in the 8th century (5)
Site of a February 1945 meeting of world leaders to discuss Europe's postwar reorganization (5)
Indian prime minister who was assassinated by bodyguards (6,6)
She is the only woman to serve as Prime Minister of Israel (5,4)
This man helped establish six South American countries (5,7)
Nearly 600 people died in a 1977 collision of jumbo jets at Tenerife - one of these islands (6)
This presidential surname was also the middle name of a fellow 20th century holder of that office (6)
American naval commander known as the "Hero of Lake Erie" (6,6,5)
This African country gained independence from Britain in 1962 (6)

4. Arts & Literature

Slaughterhouse-Five has a reference to a song about this guy who works in a Wisconsin lumbermill (3,6)
Holla if you know this Norwegian artist most famous for painting a man making a loud noise (6,5)
1994 Stephen King novel where retired Ralph Roberts keeps waking up earlier each night (8)
This is what "W" was for in Sue Grafton's "alphabet series" of mysteries (6)
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote about his cabin (5,3)
Author known for a 14th century collection of two dozen stories about a group of pilgrims (8,7)
Illinois poet primarily known for writing about the state's largest city (4,8)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec painted a series of poster's for this Paris cabaret (6,5)
Hero who goes to the guillotine at the end of A Tale of Two Cities (6,6)
Peggy Parish housekeeper who takes instructions quite literally (6,7)
In the Twilight series, Jacob is a member of this tribe (8)
Jennifer Lawrence played this role in the movies based on The Hunger Games trilogy (7,8)
Desdemona and Iago appear in this Shakespeare play (7)

5. Science & Nature (in music)

The Beach Boys talked about perfecting this in Kokomo (8)
George Michael hit #1 in 1987 with a song about this animal (6)
Rihanna repeatedly references rain in this 2007 song (8)
Neil Young sang about a "Heart of" and Sting about "Fields of" this precious metal (4)
In A Flock of Seagulls' 1982 song "I Ran", this phenomenon comes into view (6,8)
"Elements" famous for songs such as "September" and "Boogie Wonderland" (5,4 & 4)
Natasha Bedingfield had a pocketful of this in a 2008 song (8)
In the 2013 song "Royals", Lorde says you can call her this two-word phrase (5,3)
Oingo Boingo provided the title song for this 1985 movie (5,7)
Sixpence None the Richer said to do this "beneath the milky twilight" (4,2)
Where Tony Orlando and Dawn asked for a yellow ribbon to be tied (3,4)
This is why you probably think a clue about Nova Scotia and a total solar eclipse is about you (5,2,4)
Group known for "Run to the Hills" (4,6)

6. Sports & Leisure (Women)

The last woman to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in figure skating was this German (8,4)
She won four gold medals and two silvers as part of the Soviet gymnastics team in 1972 and 1976 (4,6)
This golfer won 10 major titles and is the only woman to shoot 59 in a tournament (6,9)
This golfer from Taiwan was on top of the Women's World Rankings for over 2 straight years and has won 5 major titles (4,5)
American sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics (5,7)
First name of Russian tennis player Dementieva who won a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics and gold in 2008 (5)
Candace Parker led Tennessee to the 2007 NCAA women's basketball title in this Cleveland building (7,5,5)
This tennis player with 18 Grand Slam singles titles should not be confused with a former Rams QB who has a homophonic surname (5,5)
First name shared by basketball player Marciniak, soccer player Akers and the 2014 US Women's Open golf champ (8)
Cheryl Miller's alma mater and the 2017 NCAA Women's Basketball champion school can both be referred to by this abbreviation (3)
This Russian figure skater won two World championships as well as Olympic silver in 2002 and bronze in 2006 (5,9)
This Norwegian won the women's New York City Marathon nine times in eleven years (5,5)
This gymnast won the balance beam gold and three silver medals at the 2008 Olympics (5,7)

ROUND 2 [Correct answers begin with "even-numbered" letters (B, D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X & Z) and clues are in random (answers not necessarily alphabetical) order.]

7. Geography

Its capital is Ouagadougou (7,4)
This city is the capital of Tasmania (6)
This was the first city to host an Winter Olympics held in a different year from the Summer Games (11)
This mountain range begins in northwestern Iran and ends at the Strait of Hormuz (6)
This capital is the second largest city in the United States by area (6)
This area of undeveloped swampland found in Panama and Colombia is a break in the Pan-American Highway (6,3)
Over 7,600 islands comprise this country (11)
This largest lake in South America is bordered by Bolivia and Peru (8)
One of the oldest cities in China, this is the capital of Shaanxi province (4)
This city is the northernmost capital of a sovereign state (9)
This is the highest peak in Antarctica (6,6)
A series-high five seasons of the US TV show Survivor have been filmed in this locale (4)
Bugs Bunny often said that he should have taken a left turn at the largest city in this state (3,6)

8. Entertainment (Television)

This actress was nominated for Emmy and Grammy Awards while playing Rachel Berry on Glee (3,7)
This actress won two Emmy Awards while on China Beach and later was a Desperate Housewife (4,6)
This actress won Emmy Awards for her work on ER and The Good Wife (8,9)
This was the last name of the family who housed ALF after he crashed into their garage (6)
Maggie Q's character on Designated Survivor has this palindromic first name (6)
Mark-Paul Gosselaar played this character on Saved by the Bell (4,6)
Captain Stubing's daughter on The Love Boat shares this first name with an actress from The Carol Burnett Show (5)
She is known for hosting 30 Minute Meals and a daily talk show that lasts twice as long (7,3)
Gabrielle was the sidekick of this title "royalty" (4)
One contestant figured out the light patterns on the board and racked up big bucks on this CBS game show (5,4,4)
This was the home city for Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling on a 1990s Fox teen drama series (7,5)
Susan Sullivan, Lorenzo Lamas and Ana Alicia were part of the cast on this CBS prime time soap opera (6,5)
This drama featuring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere premiered on ABC before ending up (appropriately) on CMT (9)

9. History

Site of the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War (4,4,3)
A 1911 expedition led by this man was the first to reach the geographic South Pole (5,8)
Civil war battle locale also referred to as Manassas (4,3)
Stanley found Livingstone in what is now this African country (8)
This Russian was the first woman to fly in space (9,10)
Diplomatic incident between France and US that led to an undeclared war at sea (3,6)
Name attached to secret WWI telegram between Germany and Mexico (10)
The first pope from the Americas took this name (7)
Famous 15th century Portuguese "navigator" (6,5)
This man was the third to assassinate a US president (4,8)
"Able was I ere I saw Elba" is a palindrome associated with this famous 19th century exile (8,9)
This man and Louis Jolliet were the first to explore and map the northern Mississippi River valley (7,9)
A game which involves throwing a weighted medicine ball over a net is named for this US president (7,6)

10. Arts & Literature

George Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is an example of this painting technique (11)
Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry and Thomas Hart Benton were associated with this art movement (11)
Author known for The Notebook, Dear John and other romantic-drama novels (8,6)
Description of the caterpillar in Eric Carle's book (4,6)
His most famous painting is Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (5,8)
La maja desnuda was painted by this Spaniard (9,4)
Title of the third book in the Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card (8)
Greg Brady forgot to return this Stephen Crane book to the school library (3,3,5,2,7)
Before she changes/shortens it, this is the first name of the female protagonist in Divergent (8)
The actual first name of boy detective Encyclopedia Brown (5)
Short poetry form; In 5,7,5 rhythm; From the Japanese (5)
Author known for Riders of the Purple Sage and other western stories (4,4)
Frida Kahlo was married to this fellow Mexican painter (5,6)

11. Science & Nature (in music)

A shooting star and neon lights are referenced in this title song from a 1980 musical film (6)
Celestial body that was the title of a #1 song by groups in 1970 and 1986 (5)
This guy claimed to have been blinded with science in a hit 1982 song (6,5)
This man felt like he was locked out of heaven in a 2012 hit (5,4)
This singer wanted to defy gravity by "Dancing on the Ceiling" (6,6)
Michael Jackson (1983) and Madonna (1995) both had songs with this title (5,6)
This bird "disco"-ed all the way to the top of the charts in 1976 (4)
Imagine Dragons were this in a 2012 song (11)
He's seen both fire and rain in a 1970 hit (5,6)
1993 U2 album (7)
Patrice Rushen sent these to help her to remember (6,2,4)
The Pointer Sisters sang about this kind of dance in 1983 (7)
This group sang about how every rose has a prickly part (6)

12. Sports & Leisure (Men)

This 1972 Olympic gold medalist wrestler later coached the University of Iowa to 15 NCAA titles (3,5)
Karch Kiraly is the only person to have won Olympic gold medals in both the indoor and beach versions of this sport (10)
American skier who won gold to his twin brother's silver in the 1984 Olympic men's slalom (4,5)
British-born boxer who won Olympic gold for Canada in 1988 and then was a heavyweight champion in the 1990s (6,5)
This Wichita State Shocker was the first player to lead the NCAA in scoring and rebounding in the same season (6,8)
His 2016 win at The Open Championship was the first men's golf major title for a Swede (6,7)
Nickname of 1986-98 baseball utility man Leon Roberts, who once had hits in ten consecutive at bats (3)
This American was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive for PEDs (5,6)
This current NFL head coach threw 5 TDs to help Tampa Bay win ArenaBowl X over an Iowa team led by eventual Pro Football HOF Kurt Warner (3,6)
This tennis player's 20 Grand Slam singles titles are the most for any man (5,7)
French footballer known for heading a World Cup Final opponent (8,6)
This driver posted top 10 finishes in both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca Cola 600 on the same day in 2001 (4,7)
This school joins Boston College, Boston University and Harvard in the annual Beanpot hockey tournament (12)


Thirteen two-part questions follow. You may submit up to eight total answers - which do not have to come in pairs. (i.e. You could answer 1 part of eight separate questions.) Each correct response is worth a bonus of -1 and there is an additional bonus of -1 for any completed pairs. No penalty for incorrect responses. {Maximum bonus = -12}

1 = Digit in the ones column was the difference between the Super Bowl number and the winner's points three times in four years (SB 32, 33 & 35). Which SB had the closest difference between those two figures since then and what was the difference? [Give both answers as Roman numerals.]
2 = Testaments in the Bible. What pair of Laban's daughters did Jacob marry?
3 = Words in the name of Gloria Estefan's band. What were they called and what background singer went on to solo success with the song "Just Another Day"?
4 = States meet at a western "corner". Which two of the 48 contiguous states are bordered by the most others?
5 = Tribes of the "original" Iroquois League. Which two start with the same letter?
6 = Noble gases (that occur naturally) on the Periodic table. Which one is part of a word in the title of a 3 Doors Down hit and which one is an adjective before "Trees" in the name of a rock group?
7 = The number preceding most call signs on CHiPs (Example: Female officers were 7-Charles). Who were 7-Mary-3 and 7-Mary-4?
8 = Gold medals for Michael Phelps at 2008 Olympics - part of 23 total in his career. Which Americans are next with 9 each?
9 = Innings in a baseball game. Who wrote The Iowa Baseball Confederacy and what fictional town was the setting for the "big" game?
10 = Letters in the name of Central America's smallest country by area. What are the two most populated Central American countries?
11 = The number of the Apollo mission that landed the first humans on the moon. 1) What month and year did that occur and what year was the first US Space Shuttle mission?
12 = Days of Christmas in the famous song. Which "Great White North" Canadian brothers (last name) sing a version and what day does their true love first give them back bacon?
13 = Losses are the most by a team in Stanley Cup Final and World Series - with each mark shared by two franchises. Name up to two of these four teams. (Each correct team = -1, Both NHL or MLB = Additional -1)

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TD 394, morbeedo, Mini-TD #2

1. GRAMMAR (many answers)
Name an adverb in English that does NOT end in –ly

Name a current U.S. senator aged 75 or older
Source: Wikipedia

Name a country covered by the Sahara desert
Source: Wikipedia

4. THE "I"NTERNET (10)
Name a two-letter country-code top-level domain beginning with the letter i , e.g., .dk for Denmark (10)
Source: Wikipedia

Name the LAST word in the title of a Harry Potter novel

Name one of the elemental groupings of the 12 signs of the zodiac

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TD 395, floridagator, Kirsten Dunst



Kirsten Dunst first became famous with her award-winning performance as Claudia in "Interview with the Vampire," when she was not even 12 years old. Name one of these accomplished television interviewers.




A role that brought Kirsten Dunst early fame was that of teenage beauty contestant Amber Atkins. Amber wanted to be a journalist and had her chance both to win the beauty contest and to be a breaking news journalist when the other contestants and journalists covering the pageant were felled by tainted shellfish, which Amber had refused to eat. Answer one of these questions about female journalists.
  • What woman born Elizabeth Jane Cochrane is widely believed to be the first female investigative reporter and made a trip around the world in less time than the fictional Phileas Fogg?
  • Who was the first to anchor the evening news, a broadcast which is not for women only?
  • Name the stepmother of Christian Bale who founded Ms. Magazine.
  • Who was the first female host of 60 Minutes?
  • What pioneering muckraker who authored a book about the Standard Oil trust inspired landmark anti-trust legislation, including the Clayton Act, the Hepburn Act, and the Mann-Elkins Act?
  • Name the NBC correspondent whose drowning death in an automobile mishap in 1983 inspired the film "Up Close and Personal."
  • What Hong Kong-born host of the television newsmagazine W5 was appointed Governor General of Canada under Jean Chretien?
  • Who was born a slave and became celebrated for her documentation of lynchings and was a founder of the NAACP?
  • What Iowa anchorwoman disappeared without a trace on June 27, 1995?
BONUS. What unusual after-school job did Amber Atkins have in the movie? (-2 points)



Name one of these people believed to have been lifelong virgins or late virgins.
  • Serbo-Croatian inventor of alternating current
  • Heisman Trophy winner who has played both football and baseball professionally and has claimed to be a virgin as recently as age 30
  • Concord, Massachusetts-based author and poet, best known for "Civil Disobedience"
  • Creator of "Alice in Wonderland"
  • Star of TV's "Friends" and "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" has stated at various times that she was a virgin after 30
  • What diminutive star of "Diff'rent Strokes" claimed he was still a virgin when he was 40 and married
  • This country music star who played Maria Von Trapp in a live television production claimed at age 25 to still be a virgin, before marrying NHL player Mike Fisher
  • SNL alumna most famous for her imitation of Sarah Palin says she lost her virginity at 24
  • What artist was most famous for crushing a soup can?
  • The Virgin Warrior, burned at the stake in 1431
  • Director of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972

DICK (1999)


Kirsten Dunst co-starred with Michelle Williams in "Dick," a spoof set around the Richard Nixon White House. Answer one of these questions about Richard Nixon and his times.
  • Name any of the four men Nixon appointed to the Supreme Court (Will be scored separately)
  • Name the prestigious southern school where Nixon got his law degree
  • Name any of Nixon's three running mates* (Will be scored separately)
  • What midwesterner did Nixon defeat in the 1968 election?
  • In what Orange County city is Nixon's birthplace and presidential library and museum?
  • Who was Nixon's wife? (Either her full name or her nickname are fine. Will be scored together.)
  • What original cabinet post ceased to be a cabinet post during Nixon's tenure?
  • From what state was Nixon elected president in 1968?
  • Under which constitutional amendment did Nixon appoint Gerald R. Ford to the vice presidency in 1973?
* Don't forget VP candidates have running mates too

BONUS. In the movie, an anachronism takes place when the two girls are hired to walk Nixon's dog. The controversial dog in question had died long before Nixon's presidency. What was the name of this dog? (-1 point)

BRING IT ON (2000)


In addition to starring as a cheerleader in this film, Kirsten was herself a veteran of cheerleading at two New Jersey high schools. Name one of these famous people who were cheerleaders at some point.
  • Laker girl who went on to be a pop music sensation with "Forever Your Girl"
  • What future president was head cheerleader at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. in 1963-64?
  • Oscar winner for "Monster's Ball," she was a high school cheerleader and was a runner-up to Miss USA
  • From Arlington, Virginia, she was news anchor at both NBC and CBS and host of the Today show
  • What president was a basketball cheerleader at Eureka College?
  • Cheerleading in Long Beach led to a jeans modeling career for this star of "There's Something About Mary" and "Charlie's Angels"
  • Nearly 20 years before being crippled by polio, this future president cheered for Harvard
  • Who cheered for Burlington (Mass.) and went on to SNL, "30 Rock," and "Parks and Recreation"?
  • This "Miss Congeniality" was a cheerleader at her Virginia high school before becoming a star with "The Net" and driving the bus in "Speed"



Kiki graduated from playing teen to adult roles with her performance as Marion Davies, mistress of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. Name one of these newspaper moguls.
  • A new mogul, he became filthy rich from and bought the Washington Post
  • This expat Canadian managed to sell his wide national newspaper holdings before the bottom fell out of newspapering, but he didn't manage to stay out of prison on fraud charges
  • This Canadian foolishly leveraged his television holdings to purchase the newspapers of the man mentioned above. After his untimely death and the collapse of the newspaper industry, his heirs forfeited all of his media holdings.
  • What self-described SOB founded USA Today in 1982
  • Founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the most prestigious awards in journalism are named for him
  • What owner of the British tabloid Mirror and Macmillan publishing was mysteriously found dead off his yacht in 1991?
  • Who became lord of Fleet and had the home of the Toronto symphony named for him?
  • Under the iron rule of Colonel McCormick, what newspaper did Franklin D. Roosevelt so dislike that he used it to housebreak his dog Fala?
  • What Australian newspaper baron expanded to the U.S. by buying Fox?

SPIDER-MAN (2002) & SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004) & SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007)


Sporting a red coiffure, Kirsten played girl next door Mary Jane Watson in the 2000s Spiderman trilogy. Given the alias, name one of these superheroes.
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Clark Kent
  • Diana Prince
  • David Bruce Banner
  • Jaime Sommers
  • Barry Allen
  • Steve Rogers
  • Katherine Kane
  • Britt Reid
  • Barbara Gordon
BONUS. What three-time Oscar-winning songwriter wrote the words to "Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman"?



Name the creator of one of these iconic works of European art. Last name fine.




Kirsten Dunst starred in 2004 as Lizzie Bradbury, a rising tennis star who earned a spot at Wimbledon. Name a man or woman who has won at that legendary championship tournament.



In the romantic comedy Elizabethtown, Kiki played a flight attendant. Answer one of these questions about airlines.
  • What short-lived airline was formed by the merger of North Central and Southern in 1979?
  • What is the national airline of Colombia?
  • What colorful airline was founded in 1998 as NewAir?
  • What defunct directional airline headquarted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport thrived by being one of only two U.S. airlines willing to establish service to Japan in 1947?
  • Founded as Varney Speed Lines, what line was headquartered in El Paso, Denver and Houston before being absorbed by United in 2010?
  • The name of what airline hubbed at Ben Gurion Airport means "to the skies"?
  • What airline flies to 19 countries from its base at Keflavik International Airport?
  • What country's best known airline is Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij?
  • What carrier suffered a crash at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013, the most recent fatal incident involving a scheduled carrier in the U.S.?
BONUS. How many engines does a DC-10 have?


  • What building got stormed on July 14, 1789?
  • What hero of both the American and French revolutions authored the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen?
  • What three-word term describes the period in 1793-94 when over 15,000 people were sentenced to death?
  • What activist and politician was the primary antagonist and prosecutor of Louis XVI?
  • What is the seven-letter French term for the heir to the throne?
  • What was adopted as the national anthem during the revolution? (Jeopardy spelling rule)
  • What device was invented during the revolution to make execution by decapitation more efficient?
  • What novel did Dickens write about the revolution?
  • What three word motto emerged from the revolution but did not become the national motto of France until many decades later? (either French or English OK)
  • In what European capital was Marie Antoinette born?



This was a really depressing film, and I can't imagine making a category out of depression, mental illness, etc. So name a common word (i.e., not a proper name) that starts with M and ends with A.

FARGO (2015)


Kirsten met her future husband, Jesse Plemons, during the making of the television series Fargo. Answer one of these questions about North Dakota/Minnesota.
  • What is the primary product of the Bakken field?
  • What natural and artificial force does the Bakken museum in Minneapolis, named for the founder of Medtronic, explore and celebrate?
  • Fargo has the main campus of what land-grant university?
  • What north-flowing river separates Fargo from Moorhead, Minnesota?
  • Even before the transcontinental railroad from Omaha to Sacramento was completed, Congress authorized a second transcontinental railroad from Duluth to Seattle. What is the two-word name of this railroad that passed through Fargo and Billings, which was named for one of its presidents?
  • Fargo was named for a former mayor of what city famous for its wings and Bills?
  • What Fargo-born baseballer who never made the Hall of Fame held the single-season home run record for 37 years?
  • What glacial lake once covered the Red River basin?
  • What is the team nickname of the University of North Dakota?
  • Who was born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown?



Kirsten's latest starring role is in this psychological thriller about a woman who turns to drugs. Identify one of these people who died from drug use or abuse.
  • What royal man from Minneapolis died in 2016 after using Fentanyl?
  • What Playmate of the Year and reality TV star died in 2007 at age 39 after ingesting a mammoth number of mind-altering chemicals, the year after her son also died from an overdose?
  • What aviator died in 1976 after his doctor administered a lethal dose of codeine?
  • Name the sex symbol found dead of a suicide from barbituates at her Los Angeles home on August 5, 1962
  • Two large funny men of SNL each died at age 33 from mixing large doses of cocaine and opium, one in 1982 and one in 1997. Name either. (Will be scored separately)
  • Name the NHL player and donut czar who died in a 1974 crash while driving under the influence of alcohol and barbiturates?
  • What abrasive comedian survived a 1980 incident setting himself on fire while freebasing cocaine; his later death was attributed to his use of chemicals.
  • What "Family Affair" star died in 1976 at 18 after what the medical examiner described as the most severe overdose he had ever seen?
  • What legendary vocalist drowned in a bathtub in 2012 after mixing cocaine and Ambien?
  • What male better known for his wife abuse than his music died at 76 in 2007 after years of cocaine?


Name one of these people with the intials KD or DK.
  • Starred in "An Affair to Remember" and "The King and I"
  • Married to Sylvia Fine, he was a comic actor and a sometime singer of such novelties as "Tchaikovsky" and "Farming"
  • Wife of the losing presidential nominee of 1988
  • Now 101, he starred in the films "Spartacus," and "Seven Days in May" and on Broadway in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which his son Michael produced as an Oscar-winning film. (Fitting another category, he was a cheerleader at Amsterdam High School.)
  • What jazz singer married to Elvis Costello was born in Nanaimo, B.C. on Vancouver Island?
  • Name a co-star of "Melrose Place" who became one of the four stars of "Sex and the City"
  • What boxing promoter most famous for a gravity-defying hairdo once served time for manslaughter?
  • Name the television producer known for such lurid series as "Picket Fences," "Chicago Hope," and "Boston Legal"
  • What mayor led Cleveland almost to ruin as a young man and later launched a quixotic bid for president?
  • Name the novelist who achieved fame with the Black Cat mystery series and later in life wrote a series about a young cook named Odd Thomas.
  • Who played deputy to Andy Taylor and landlord to Jack Tripper and his female roommates?


Kirsten was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Listen to this clip and name the New Jersey artist performing. In a couple of instances, the recording is by a group, but name the New Jersey lead singer. (LETTER AND ARTIST REQUIRED)


BONUS. What graduate of Newark High School became a legend of Broadway and Hollywood, writing such scores as "Show Boat," "Music in the Air," and "The Cat and the Fiddle," and penning such standards as "The Way You Look Tonight," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," and "The Last Time I Saw Paris"? (-2 points)

BONUS. Who is my favorite actress? (-1 point)


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TD 396, morbeedo, Mini-TD #3

1. THE SIMPSONS (many answers)
Name any notable person, real or fictional, living or dead, with the last name Simpson

2. NOBEL LAUREATES (many answers)
Name any winner of the Nobel Prize

3. SCOTLAND (32)
Name any Scottish council area
Source: Wikipedia

4. JEOPARDY! (8)
Name any dollar value on the Jeopardy! game board

Name one of the 4 main characters of Sex and the City, or:
  1. Full name of radical, hatchet-wielding prohibitionist (d. 1911, Leavenworth, KS)
  2. Capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands
  3. Full name of Portuguese-born samba singer, dancer and actress, known as “The Brazilian Bombshell”
  4. Sitcom (2007-2009) starring Christina Applegate about an amnesiac trying to rebuild her life after a car accident
Name one of the U.S. states known as the Four Corners

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TD 397, clt013, SS

1. Auto Racing - Name any state to host a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in 2018 (20 correct answers)

2. Baseball - Name a franchise with more than 1 World Series title (20 correct answers)

3. Basketball - Name any current franchise (besides each other) that has faced the Lakers or Celtics in the NBA Finals (12 correct answers)

4. Boxing - Name one of the weight classes shared by the WBA and WBC (16 correct answers)

5. Football - Name a team that has played in at least 3 Super Bowls (16 correct answers)

6. Golf - Name any player to win the Masters since January 1, 2001 (13 correct answers)

7. Hockey - Name any team to win the Stanley Cup since 1991 (14 correct answers)

8. NCAA - Name a "Group of 5" (American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West, Sun Belt) or Independent FBS school whose name does not include their city or state (15 correct answers) [Examples from "Power 5" Conferences: Baylor, Northwestern, Vanderbilt]

9. Olympics - Name any city to host the Summer Games between 1972 and 2016 (12 correct answers)

10. Soccer - Name any city (sorry Colorado and D.C.) in the name of a 2018 MLS team (18 correct answers)

11. Tennis - Name a male player with at least 5 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era (14 correct answers)

12. Wild Card - Since I couldn't come up with a good question related to cornhole, dodgeball, hot dog eating or SpikeBall (all televised in recent months), we're using the World Series of Poker as the theme. Name a face card in the standard deck of 52 cards. (12 correct answers)

13. BONUS #1 - Choose one of the six categories (A-F) and give up to 5 answers for -1 each.
First error = No penalty, Second error = +1, Third error = 0 points for that question
Also, the top 3 most correct without error in each category receive bonuses of -5, -3 & -1. (Points split in the event of ties.)

A. Major League Baseball stadiums which opened before January 1, 2001 (18 correct answers)

B. Nicknames of current or defunct WNBA teams (23 correct answers)

C. NFL players with 10,000+ career rushing yards (31 correct answers)

D. NCAA currently sanctioned sports where championships are awarded (23 correct answers) [Note: The indoor/outdoor versions of the sport featuring running races of various distances will be scored together]

E. Countries to play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup (32 correct answers)

F. Women to win a tennis singles major since January 1, 2001 (24 correct answers)

14. BONUS #2 - The "SS" title of this TD is also the initials of a 1992 Olympic gold medalist who was born on the day (October 13) that final results will be revealed. For a bonus of -2, name that person.

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TD 398, morbeedo, Mini-TD #4

1. CUT! (many answers)
Name any winner of the Oscar for Best Director

2. YOU'VE GOT -ITIS (many answers)
Name any documented medical condition ending in the letters –itis. Perfect spelling not required

3. APPLE PICKING (many answers)
Name any variety of apple

Name any US state ending in a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) whose capital also ends in a vowel (Only the state name is required)

5. THEY PLAYED BATMAN (around 10?)
Name an actor who has portrayed Batman on film or TV

6. TWISTER (4)
Name one of the colors on the Twister game mat

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TD 399, Peachbox, Halloween-ish Quiz

1. BOO
All answers will start with the letters BOO.

*This 4-letter word means a person who is rude, insensitive, and/or bad-mannered
*This was singer Ella Mai's debut single, reaching No. 1 on Billboard's U.S. R & B chart in 2018
* And, Or, and Not are three main operators in this type of search
* Scout says that this reclusive man gave her and Jem "two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck charms, and our lives."
* Nickname of John Wesley Powell, who hit 339 home runs in his career, mostly for the Baltimore Orioles
* Nickname of character Freddie Washington from the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter
* This educator, born a slave in 1856, was the first president of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
* Both Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona had cemeteries called this
* He lives with Yogi Bear at Jellystone Park
* Betty __________ is so far the only woman to have been Speaker of the British House of Commons, having served as such from 1992 to 2000
* This county was formed in Kentucky in 1798 and named after frontiersman Daniel

Answer one of the following, then try your hand at the bonus linking all responses.

*He invented the cotton gin in the 1790s
*In British legend, this outlaw robbed the rich to give to the poor
*This Disneyland roller coaster opened on June 14, 1959 and is made of wood and steel covered in man-made rock
*She played Amy Dunne in Gone Girl and Helen in An Education
*This hospital in Richmond, Virginia was one of the largest Confederate hospitals in the Civil War
*He married Grace Kelly in 1956
*This Polish engineer aided colonial forces in the American Revolution
*He was President of the United States from 1789-1797
*He was the "Man of a Thousand Voices," among them Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
*Born in South Africa, this lady with the initials L.L. is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News
*He was born on the island of Nevis, was one of the authors of The Federalist Papers, and served as U.S. Treasury Secretary
*Ernest Hemingway wrote The Snows of ___________

BONUS: What characteristic links all of these answers? – 2 points
No penalty for a wrong guess.

Identify one of the characters in the following witch photos.

Identify the U.S. President to whom one of the following nicknames refers. Give first name also if there was more than one president with that last name. Be sure to include the letter; If you omit it or misidentify an answer, it’s +2 pts.

A. Old Hickory
B. Old Rough and Ready
C. Old Man Eloquent
D. His Accidency
E. His Rotundity
F. The Teflon President
G. Old Tippecanoe
H. The Father of His Country
I. Unconditional Surrender
J. The Great Emancipator
K. The Peanut Farmer
L. Father of the Constitution
M. The Tennessee Tailor
N. The Dude President


Name an Alfred Hitchcock-directed feature film other than The Man Who Knew Too Much. TV movies and series are ineligible.

Identify one of the following:

*The author of the 1818 novel Frankenstein
*The author of the 1820 story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
*The author of the 1897 novel Dracula
*The 1962 novelty song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett
*Any of the “monster cereals” introduced by General Mills in the 1970s (5 possible)
*Film franchise with character Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, or Jason Voorhees
(you don’t have to match character with film; individual films in each franchise counted together)


Each option will have the initial E. as part of the answer.

*Pizza chain with a mouse mascot that opened in 1977
*Singer of the 1984 hit “The Glamorous Life,” written by Prince
*Road-runner pursuer and frequent buyer of ACME products
*Former lead singer of The Drifters who had a 1961 solo hit with “Stand by Me”
*Animator and film producer whose first company was the Laugh-O-Grams Studio
(his middle initial E. stands for Elias)
*Former CIA officer who was one of Richard Nixon’s “plumbers” in the Watergate scandal
*Actor who hosted The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, was one of the jurors in 12 Angry Men, and played the president of the U.S. in Superman II
*British military officer and author of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
*Author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little
*Alien from a 1982 movie who wanted to phone home

BONUS: Nolan Bushnell, founder of the answer to option No. 1, also co-founded this computer company. - 3 pts
No penalty for a wrong guess.

Name any candy you've given out at Halloween. Or haven't given out, but have seen in the stores In "Fun Size" or individually wrapped pieces.

BONUS: What does Charlie Brown always get when Trick-or-Treating, instead of candy? -2 pts

No penalty for a wrong guess.

Identify one of the following:

*The character known as the Friendly Ghost
*Her debut single in 2014 was “Ghost”
*The group with the 1981 album “Ghost in the Machine”
*Both leading actor and actress in the 1947 movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
*Author of the 1881 play Ghosts
*The Ghost pepper is rated at more than 1 million units on this heat scale
*This German word means “noisy ghost”
*The ghost of this fifth wife – and second that Henry VIII had beheaded -- reportedly haunts the Haunted Gallery at
Hampton Court Palace
*This ghost appears in the play Macbeth
*This ghost ship from Holland is supposedly doomed to sail the seas forever

For -1 pt. each, name the ghosts appearing in the video games Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man (5)

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TD 400, clt013, RR

1. Taylor Made (360): All of these actors have played characters with the last name of Taylor. Give the first name for one of them. {Hint: Starting letters (one used three times) = A, G, J, K, M, S, T}

Cherry Jones (24)
Charlton Heston (Planet of the Apes)
Tom Berenger (Major League)
Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement)
Randy Harrison (Queer as Folk)
Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210)
Gary Sinise (CSI: NY)
Peter Purves (Doctor Who)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)

2. CLT013 (365): Answer one of these clues about my athletic "feats"

*Before there was such a thing as the "participation trophy", I helped my little league team win a tournament title (and championship hardware) with an extra inning go-ahead hit to the opposite field. Since I was a right-handed batter, down which baseline did the ball travel?
*A few years later my track career peaked in junior high as I ran this distance on the opening leg of a 1600 meter medley relay and stayed close enough for my teammates to erase the early deficit and make us conference champions
*With my baseball career having reached a dead end at age sixteen, I turned to slow pitch softball and once had this kind of walk-off hit where I circled the bases without the ball clearing the fence (or the defense committing an error)
*I actually grasped a regulation height rim for the first time ever when teammates lifted me up to help cut down one of these to celebrate a high school conference co-championship (to which I contributed three total points)
*As statistician for the girls' track team, I received another conference title patch to sew onto this garment with a name that has two words of the same length
*It took all four years, but I finally was on an intramural champion in college after serving in this role (where I was 0-1 in save opportunities but had a few wins) for my softball team
*At the Iowa Games, I earned a gold medal by making 42 out of 45 of these tosses on the hardwood
*Though our "optimistic" organizer/coach thought we would be lucky to even score a point, I was on a team that bumped, set and "dinked" more than spiked its way to a tournament title in this sport
*With one make from behind the arc, I matched my high school varsity career output as part of a basketball championship team at this workplace - where my division handled surveys of government finances instead of counting people every 10 years
*The back-to-back sand volleyball league championship team I put together as "GM" and also played for shares its name with this film series that includes action stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Bruce Willis as a group of elite mercernaries

3. Tourney Time (373): There are 11 states with schools that play football in the Big Ten Conference. Name the most populated city in one of those states.

4. 4/22 (377): Answer one of these clues to responses that more than once went unused in my previous TDs.

A two-word name for PCP or the character Gina Carano played in Deadpool
Jessica Chastain played the spouse of a zoo director who helped rescue Jews during World War II in this movie
This title of a Coldplay song completes the following lyric: The closing walls and the ticking ____ gonna come back and take you home
The Peach Bowl is played in this city
This is the second-largest city in North Carolina
The Tappan Zee Bridge crosses this river
This player won the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby in his home stadium
This basketball coach's stops include Boston U., Providence, Kentucky and Louisville on the college level and the NBA's Knicks and Celtics
This "Power 5" NCAA conference needs to add a couple of schools for its name to be accurate again
Drafted out of high school, this player won an MVP with Minnesota and an NBA title with Boston
According to the one-time slogan, this is who "Beats The Wiz"

5. Numbers Game (383) - 10 is a number in the Ring of Honor for two of my favorite teams (Penguins - Ron Francis & Seahawks - Jim Zorn) and was also the number of the Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion who hit a walk-off HR in the 2016 AL Wild Card game. Answer one of these clues related to the number that comes between 9 and 11.

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale star in this 2007 movie involving an outlaw, rancher and prison-bound train
This actress plays the young beauty in the 1979 movie "10"
This bowling situation where the leftmost and rightmost back row pins are standing after the first ball is known as "goal posts"
Cartoon Network show about a boy who uses a watch-like device called the Omnitrix to transform into different alien creatures
English music group known for 1975 song "I'm Not in Love"
David Letterman's nightly Top 10 Lists came from this 2-word place that was based in cities such as Tahlequah, OK and Wahoo, NE
Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger starred in this 1999 movie that was a modernization of The Taming of the Shrew
Contestants can win up to three prizes when playing 10 Chances on this game show
Runners from this country hold both the men's and women's records at the 10K (10,000 meter) distance
10, 2 and 4 o'clock were once promoted as the times to consume this drink and keep one's energy level up

6. SHC (389) - Answer one of these clues that refer to responses that have been sheep multiple times in my TDs

Co-producer and star of HBO drama Big Little Lies whose birth name is Laura Jeanne
A poem by William Ross Wallace that praises motherhood inspired this 1992 movie
Word that follows Dani in the title of a 2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers song
1977 Emmy award winner who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in the 1985 film Murphy's Romance
This school's football and men's basketball teams both lost national championship games to Florida in 2007
Twenty-nine countries, mostly African, boycotted the Summer Olympic games that were held in this city
Composer of the soundtrack to the 1984 film The Woman in Red who won an Oscar for Best Original Song
People whose job is to make beer
The eagle's name on The Muppet Show

7. Road Trip (390) - Answer one of these clues about places my family has traveled on our various vacations.

2009: This large shopping center where a seat once hit by a Harmon Killebrew home run ball is mounted over the log ride
2010: Rosenblatt Stadium in this city that is the long-time home of the College World Series
2011: The World's Largest Baseball Bat outside this museum and factory located in an Ohio River city
2012: This "gateway" city - where admission to the zoo is free
2013: This locale where four famous faces are carved into Black Hills granite
2014: The Hall of Fame for this sport in a city about 60 miles south of Cleveland
2015: This national park in Utah featuring sites such as Balanced Rock and a "delicate" namesake that is a symbol of the state
2016: This natural wonder that we looked at from two countries and on the Maid of the Mist boat
2017: This Mountain West Conference campus that is home to the highest Division I football stadium at 7,200 feet above sea level

8. Game Time (391) - Balderdash is a game where players try to define a given word (or supply a convincing "fake" definition). Name one of these games that is described in other words.

A heavy warship with extensive armor and large-caliber guns
Something that helps solve a mystery or one of sixty-one (when all are revealed) on Jeopardy!
The bony enclosure for the brain
Exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply or concerted action
A procedure performed on a body, usually with instruments and especially for repair of damage or restoration of health
Occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population
Possibility of loss or injury
Feeling regret or penitence; inspiring pity, scorn or ridicule
Forbidden to use or contact because of what are held to be dangerous supernatural powers
A tornado

9. ABC (393) - These clues lead to answers that begin with odd-numbered letters (A, C, E, G, I, K, M, O, Q, S, U, W, Y). Name one of them.

Say "Hello" to this artist whose first three album titles total 65 (5)
Grammy award-winning artist known for "Fantastic Voyage" and "Gangsta's Paradise" (6)
Irish artist whose biggest hit was "Orinoco Flow" (4)
Now a pastor, in 1991 he had the top 10 hit "Rico Suave" (7)
Wilson Phillips reached #4 on the chart with this song title that can be defined as "acting or done without forethought" (9)
Singer known for "Tik Tok" and a legal dispute with a former producer (5)
Kids Incorporated actress/singer who hit #1 with "Toy Soldiers" in 1989 (7)
Andre 3000 and Big Boi compose this group known for "Hey Ya!" (7)
Band known for 1990 song "Silent Lucidity" (11)
This Tejano singer's posthumously released album Dreaming of You debuted atop the charts (6)
Singer/songwriter with hits such as "Nice & Slow" & "Yeah!" who has been a coach on The Voice (5)
This Rivers Cuomo group sang about Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore (6)
Greek composer, keyboardist and music producer known for concert video Live at the Acropolis (5)

10. ABC pt 2 - These clues lead to answers that begin with even-numbered letters (B, D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X, Z). Name one of them.

He's a loser, baby, so why don't you just kill him? (4)
There will be no "White Flag" above this singer's door, thank you (4)
This Austrian reached the top of the charts in 1986 with a song about Mozart (5)
This singer with the birth name of Ashley is "Bad at Love" (6)
Group that "Faithfully" said "I'll Be Alright Without You" (7)
Grammy-winning rapper from Atlanta who also played Tej Parker in The Fast and the Furious film series (8)
Artist from St. Louis who had #1 hits with "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" (5)
Both Bell Biv Devoe and Alice Cooper had hits with this "toxic" title (6)
This singer of "Umbrella" and "SOS" also starred in the movie Battleship (7)
Indonesian-born Dutch singer who was "Puttin' On the Ritz" with a 1982 remake (4)
Academy Award winning composer of the theme to Chariots of Fire (8)
Rapper and host of MTV's Pimp My Ride (6)
Russian-German record producer of songs such as "Stay" [2017] and "The Middle" [2018] (4)

11. Simply Sports (397) - Name any city to have hosted Wrestlemania. [Note: Multiple answers will be scored together for some metro areas.]

12. (BONUS #1) - 11 2-part questions related to the number 22 (since this is the 22nd TD I have hosted) follow. Receive a bonus of -2 for submitting the correct pair of answers to one of them. However, the most popular ("sheep") pair will be worth 0.

A. Interstate 22 can be found in these two states
B. The Games of the XXII Olympiad and XXII Olympic Winter Games were hosted by these two cities
C. The 2013 song "22" peaked at #20 on the charts. Name the artist and album.
D. Actress Abigail Breslin turned 22 this year. For what film did she receive an Oscar nomination and on what Fox TV horror-comedy did she star?
E. Grover Cleveland became the 22nd US president in 1885. Which men held that office on either side of his first term?
F. The 264th Pope was inaugurated on October 22, 1978. What name did he take and what was his nationality?
G. Give the names of the main character and the author of the novel Catch-22.
H. Give the name and symbol for element 22 - a silver colored transition metal with low density and high strength.
I. What letter is #22 when reciting the English alphabet forwards and which one is #22 when reciting it backwards?
J. Name the city that hosted Super Bowl XXII and the cult classic movie about murderous red food that has a climactic scene in the same stadium.
K. The #22 is retired only by one team each in MLB and the NHL. What Orioles pitcher and Islanders forward received this honor?

13. (BONUS #2) - Scattergories: Give up to 12 answers (1 per letter) for one of the 3 categories; Each 2 correct = -1, Singletons = -1

Example Category: Top 40 Boys & Top 40 Girls Baby Names in 2017 (per Social Security Administration)
Example Response: Anthony, Christopher, Elizabeth, Grace, Isaac, John, Leah, Madison, Natalie, Scarlett, William, Zoey

A. One word nicknames (so Crimson Tide, Yellow Jackets, etc. do not count) for FBS teams. Numbers (49ers) are also out.

B. Best Picture Winners since 1950 [For titles that begin with "A", "An" or "The", first letter of the second word is counted - so The Firm (if it were correct) would fall under "F"]

C. Countries and Capitals of North & South America

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TD 401, morbeedo, Mini-TD #5

1. BUH BYE (many answers)
Name an elimination catchphrase used in a reality TV competition

2. 2018 EMMYS (many answers)
Name any acting nominee for a 2018 Primetime Emmy Award.

Name any U.S. senator up for regular re-election in 2018. This excludes the 2 special elections for seats held by interim appointees

Give just the first letter of any one of the 50 US state postal codes

Name any one of the 18 contestants in the Jeopardy! All-Star Games line-up

Name any tragedy of William Shakespeare, as designated in the First Folio

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TD 402, oduguy22, The TD Strikes Back

Novel Plots In Ten Words Or Less.
Pick ONE from the list of plot points in 10 words or less. Name the novel it is describing.
  • Plane crashes and chaos among the kids ensues. Poor Piggy!
  • Pecola desires an unattainable goal because she believes she’s ugly.
  • Once she realized true love, he didn’t give a damn.
  • Yossarian does everything possible to stay out of the battlefield.
  • He parades his wealth to get the girl but fails.
  • This novel intentionally doesn’t use the letter “e”.
  • Relationships grow between a writer, Jewish scientist and his girlfriend.
  • Sal and Dean take several trips across America
  • A magical realist telling of generations in the familia Buendia.
  • A detective monk investigates a murder mystery in Italy.

World Capitals By Population.
According to Name ONE of the ten most populous world capitals.

Name the case?
Pick ONE from the list of U.S. Supreme Court Cases by naming the official name based on the year and significant result.
  • Upheld “separate, but equal” laws. (1896)
  • Lawsuits based on libel or defamation must show intent. (1964)
  • Proclaimed racial segregation in school unconstitutional. (1954)
  • Corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts in elections. (2010)
  • Slaves are denied citizenship. (1857)
  • Interracial marriage is legal in all states. (1967)
  • Same sex marriage is legal in all states. (2015)
  • Women have the right to abortion in the first six months. (1973)
  • Upheld that race should be a factor in college admissions. (1978)
  • Criminals have the right to an attorney even if they can’t afford one. (1963)

Our Only Sports Team.
Name ONE state in the United States that only has a single sports team from the Big 4 (MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL) as of November 1, 2018.

BONUS: For bonus points, name TWO other states correctly for an extra -5 points, but if both are not correct, you get +5 points.

In the Fortune 500.
Pick ONE from the list of companies that are currently listed in the the Fortune 500. I include it’s rank, HQ and a small detail about it.
  • #8 - Seattle, WA - From selling books to pretty much everything else.
  • #55 - Burbank, CA - Recent mega acquisitions have truly made them “happy”.
  • #88 - Lakeland, FL - Can’t walk a mile without seeing this grocer in their home state.
  • #226 - Battle Creek, MI - Breakfast has never been the same since its inclusion.
  • #27 - Chicago, IL - Revolutionized commercial flight forever.
  • #40 - Mooresville, NC - They sell tools, tools, and more tools.
  • #2 - Irving, TX - Guess that oil spill didn’t stop their success.
  • #401 - Santa Monica, CA - Do you play World of Warcraft or Call of Duty?

Fill In the Idiom.
Pick ONE of the unfinished idioms by filling in the blank word(s).
  • _____ is bliss.
  • Every cloud brings a _____ _____.
  • Familiarity breeds _____.
  • _____ _____ or ship out .
  • A _____ in time saves nine.
  • An _____ of prevention is worth a _____ of cure.
  • A storm in a _____.
  • As right as _____.
  • _____ favors the bold.
  • _____ not, _____ not.

Topping the Box Office In 2018.
Name a film that has topped a weekend only ONCE in the Weekend Box Office in 2018 as of November 1, 2018.

What’s My Constellation?
According to NASA, there are 88 officially recognized constellations. Pick ONE from the list of english translations by giving the official constellation name.
  • Peacock
  • Swan
  • Table Mountain
  • Southern Cross
  • Twins
  • Archer
  • Fly
  • Water Bearer
  • Eagle
  • Scales

80s Grammy Award Winners.
Being born right smack dab in the middle of the 80’s, I thought it would be fun to include some music history. Name ONE album and the artist that won Grammy of the Year from 1980 to 1989.

We use the U.S. Dollar Too!
Name ONE country that employs dollarization, which is when a nation ONLY adopts the U.S. Dollar as its own currency.

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TD 403, clt013, MuchMusic

1. Baby, Don't Forget My Number [#1 1989]

Answers are numbers - give digits for all but the last clue as the number is spelled out in that title

Bottles of beer on the wall at the start of the well-known song [ __ L (#2 1984)]
The age at which a person is eligible to obtain Medicare [ __ LA (#6 1982)]
Number of minutes in two regulation-length (no OT) NBA games [ __ T (#1 1966)]
The Fibonacci number where each of its two digits are the same [ICD __ (#9 1984)]
Last two digits of the year when the Jets and Mets both won championships [SO __ (#5 1985)]
The Three Mile Island accident happened in this year [ ____ (#12 1996)]
The largest Roman numeral symbol represented this value [A ___ M (#5 2002)]

2. ABC [#1 1970]

These are words that are spelled out in lyrics and/or song titles. {Note: The * indicates that the word being spelled in the song is not in the title and the clue with (s) indicates the spelled word is singular in the lyric but plural in the title.} [Number of letters in correct answers: 7,7,7,6,7,6,8]

This was a TV show that featured actors LeBlanc and Kudrow [ ___ (#11 2018)]
A positive feeling or action shown towards someone held in high esteem [ ___ (#1 1967)]
*The Minions from Despicable Me love to eat this yellow fruit [HG (#1 2005)]
This type of acting is a range of training and techniques that seek to encourage sincere & emotionally expressive performances [ __ OML (#5 1985)]
The 60th anniversary of an event is referred to as this jubilee [ _(s) AP (#3 1992)]
The last points of Super Bowl XLVII and first of XLVIII came via this kind of scoring play [T __ D (#3 1983)]
NBC has featured a live (from New York) variety show on this night for over 40 years [ __ N (#1 1976)]

3. What Is Love? [#11 1993]

Answers are words that complete Love ____ titles [Number of letters in correct answers: 5,4,5,8,5,4,5]

You can get parmesan bread these from Domino's in 16 or 32 pieces [#1 1988]
This was a low-cost air service operated by Delta from 2003 to 2006 [#4 2007]
The mode of transportation utilized by Amtrak [#1 1973]
Unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following alcohol consumption [#1 1976]
Aches and pains or the last name of Alabama QB Jalen [#8 1976]
An alternative to man-to-man defense where players cover a certain area [#10 1986]
A small, often primitive shelter or dwelling [#3 1989]

4. Touch My Body [#1 2008]

These clues all refer to body parts. [Number of letters in correct answers: 4,4,3,5,5,3,4]

A table stands on four of these [ ___ #8 1984]
A Hemingway novel said "Farewell" to these [W__ WO (#1 2000)]
The giant Ferris wheel in London is also known by this 3-letter name [ __ ITS (#3 1982)]
The place where a river flows into another body of water [ ___ (#4 1996)]
A February holiday features many cards and objects with this shape [ GIIT __ (#4 1990)]
A 3-letter slang term meaning fashionably current [ __ TBS (#3 1986)]
This 4-letter word was repeated before "Gone!" in a certain announcer's home run calls [BG __ (#1 1992)]

5. Drive [#3 1984]

Answers are words related to automobiles and travel [Number of letters in correct answers: 8,8,7,5,3,5,7]

The first half of the German auto maker whose slogan is "the best or nothing" [ __ B (#2 1988)]
Its models include the Escalade [P __ (#5 1988)]
Ford model or a singular athlete at SMU [ __ S (#23 1966)]
First name of SNL alum who starred in Spies Like Us and Fletch [ __ V (#5 1973)]
Basic 3-letter word for a motor vehicle with four tires [F __ (#6 1988)]
What you spin on the show where a lady claps and turns letters [JTT __ (#20 2006)]
The Trans-Canada this spans nearly 5,000 miles across the country [LIA __ (#6 1992)]

6. Living in America [#4 1986]

These answers are all cities in the United States. [Number of letters in correct answers: 5,12,7,7,6,7,(3,4),(3,5)]

Setting for shows featuring Ricardo Tubbs and Horatio Caine [ __ (#17 1998)]
You can run up the steps to a fictional boxer's statue here [SO __ (#9 1994)]
Film which won the 2003 Oscar for Best Picture [TN __ D (#1 1974)]
Place known for "inventing" a certain type of unbreaded chicken wings [ __ S (#3 1989)]
Metro area with titles in all Big 4 sports since 2008 [PCT __ (#5 1974)]
City where the 2016 Stanley Cup was clinched [DYKTWT __ (#10 1968)]
McCarran International Airport is located in this metro area [V __ (#29 1964)]

7. BONUS ROUND #1 - The first words of these song titles relate in a certain way. Name that connection and earn a bonus of -2.

Men at Work [#1 1982]
Moving Pictures [#29 1982]
Babyface [#4 1994]
Paula Cole [#8 1997]
Liz Phair [#32 2003]
The Heights [#1 1992]

8. Girls, Girls, Girls [#12 1987]

Women's names that are song titles [Number of letters in correct answers: 6,6,6,4,7,7,5]

Stephen King novel that became a film starring Sissy Spacek [#3 1987]
Swimmer Beard who won seven Olympic medals [#1 1986]
Fashion designer Vanderbilt whose son is a CNN anchor [#2 1982]
Actress Gilbert who is creator and co-host of CBS show The Talk [#1 1986]
1987 film starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah in retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac [#32 1978]
Actress Bertinelli from One Day at a Time [#9 1987]
Hicks who founded a list allowing users to read and publish reviews of local businesses and contractors [#1 1973]

9. Hot N Cold [#3 2008]

These clues refer to weather-related terms. [Number of letters in correct answers: 4,7,4,9,9,4,5]

1995 crime film starring De Niro, Pacino and Kilmer [ __ W (#4 1963)]
Max and Phoebe were referred to as these twins on a Nickelodeon show [ __ (#4 2017)]
What fell for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah was in the ark [HCT __ A (#4 1984)]
First name of #95 in the Cars movie series [ __ C (#1 Alternative 1995)]
Beryl was the first Atlantic this of 2018 [RYLA __ (#25 1984)]
The speed of this is measured with an anemometer [RLT __ (#2 1980)]
Halle Berry played this character in the 2000 X-Men movie [A __ (#13 1986)]

10. Building A Mystery [#13 1997]

I can't reveal how these clues are related, but you'll "win" a bonus of -1 if you can figure it out. First, make sure to answer one of the seven clues.

Along with FDR and Winston Churchill, he was part of the 1943 Tehran Conference
Mr. Coffee pitchman - who was also the guy with hits in 56 consecutive baseball games
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot actress with birth name of Norma Jean
"Peggy Sue" singer who died in a plane crash
She made history on the Challenger in 1983
Singer known for 1960s hits "The Twist" and "Pony Time"
20th century Presidential election loser who later won twice, but did not finish second term

11. Play the Game Tonight [#17 1982]

Pro athletes have replaced words in the following song titles. Choose one and name that player's team.
(Examples: Eye of the Miguel Cabrera = Tiger; Baker Mayfield Eyed Girl = Brown; Jonathan Quick of Wishful Thinking = King)

Black Aaron Gordon Woman [#4 1970]
Patrick Laine Airliner [#8 1977]
Mike Trout of the Morning [#4 1981]
Zach Parise Thing [#2 1989]
I Wanna Be A Dak Prescott [#12 1986]
The Boogie Cousins [#7 1984]
I Saw Joey Votto [#10 1991]

12. All Around the World [#3 1990]

Answers are places on the globe [Number of letters in correct answers: 6,6,6,9,5,6,3]

6-letter capital of a 4-letter Caribbean island country [ __ (#1 2018)]
Continent that has hosted 1 FIFA World Cup and no Olympics [ __ (#1 1983)]
Canadian city of nearly 400,000 on the Thames River in Ontario [WO __ (#21 1978)]
A 1960s "Fab Four" came from this city in northwest England [GDT __ (1984)]
Dana Delany won two Emmy awards for her role on this title Beach [ __ G (#10 1983)]
A waterway through this Western Hemisphere country connects two oceans [ __ (#13 1984)]
2011 animated movie with macaws voiced by Jesse Eisenberg & Anne Hathaway [ __ (#14 1983)]

13. Time Passages [#7 1978]

These clues refer to different lengths of time. [Number of letters in correct answers: 6,9,7,3,4,3,4]

On the game show hosted by Guy Fieri, contestants had this long to complete each stunt [NY __ (#48 1990)]
There have been 21 of these AD [ __ (#10 2014)]
Cedar Rapids, Iowa claims to have five of these - but typically there are just winter, spring, summer and fall [ __ C (#1 1987)]
This characteristic of a person is usually measured in years, though months are used for many youngsters [WM __ A (#58 1999)]
Mel Allen was the long-time host of a show that covered highlights from this period "in Baseball" [O __ (#1 1998)]
Last name of Horrible Bosses and Pacific Rim actor Charlie [B __ (#21 2000)]
A regulation NFL game splits this unit of time into fourths, while the NHL chops it into thirds [R __ (#9 1988)]

14. BONUS ROUND #2 - Choose one of the following four options. [Note: For all options, there is no penalty for incorrect answers.]

Option A: Choose a question above (other than #7 & #10) that you did not "drop" and earn a bonus of -1 for each pair of correct answers. Name all six (besides the one you already used) and earn an additional bonus of -2. {Max. bonus = -5}

Option B: Name the artists for up to 8 songs used as question titles and earn -1 for each correct answer [Number required] {Max. bonus = -8}

Option C: Name the artist and complete the title for the answers you chose at questions 1-6, 8-9, 11-13. (Correct = -1) {Max. bonus = -11}

Question #0 was: These are images, emotions and sensations that occur during certain stages of sleep [OIM ___ (#4 1987)]

You give a correct response of "Dreams" for question 0. To earn a bonus of -1 you would need to complete the title and name the artist. In this case, that would be Only in My Dreams by Debbie Gibson.

Hint #1: Some (but definitely not all) of the words that are referenced by letters in the parentheses…

A, Again, Baby, Be, Boy, Come, Do, Down, Fast, Girl, Got, Heart, Here, I, In, Is, Know, Life, Love, My, New, Night, Of, One, Rock, Summer, The, To, With, You

Hint #2: The lists of 50 groups and 50 solo artists below include 89 correct answers for the songs above. (Yes, that means there are 11 decoys.)

List 1 (Groups) - ? and the Mysterians, Alan Parsons Project, Bananarama, Barenaked Ladies, Bay City Rollers, blink-182, Boston, Boys Don't Cry, Creed, Cutting Crew, DeeeLite, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Europe, Eurythmics, Expose, Fall Out Boy, Haddaway, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis & the News, Imagine Dragons, Kansas, Kool and the Gang, Live, Marshmello ft. Anne-Marie, Martha & the Vandellas, Men Without Hats, Milli Vanilli, Motley Crue, Nazareth, Nena, Paper Lace, Santana, Scorpions, Smashing Pumpkins, Starship, Steve Miller Band, The B-52's, The Bangles, The Cars, The Jackson 5, The O'Jays, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Toto, U2, Van Halen, Warrant, ZZ Top

List 2 (Solo Artists) - Paula Abdul, Bryan Adams, Merril Bainbridge, Sara Bareilles, David Bowie, Laura Branigan, Toni Braxton, James Brown, Camila Cabello, Mariah Carey, Belinda Carlisle, Vanessa Carlton, Tracy Chapman, Neneh Cherry, Tom Cochrane, Natalie Cole, Christopher Cross, Paul Davis, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Hagar, Don Henley, Natalie Imbruglia, Janet Jackson, Jewel, Sammy Johns, Dave Loggins, Sarah McLachlan, Juice Newton, Billy Ocean, Pebbles, Katy Perry, Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Prince, Diana Ross, Bob Seger, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Lisa Stansfield, Gwen Stefani, Al Stewart, Justin Timberlake, Tone Loc, Carrie Underwood, Dionne Warwick, Jane Wiedlin, Steve Winwood, Warren Zevon

Option D: Musical mashups - Choose up to 2 of the 3 categories below and answer any or all of the clues
(Category 1 & 2: Each correct answer = -1, All 3 in category = Additional -2; Category 3: Each correct answer = -2, All 3 = Additional -3) {Max. bonus = -14}

Category 1 (Give combined singer name)
Example: Crocodile Rock and Roll Girls [#1 1973 & #20 1985] = Elton John Fogerty

Praying for Time, Love and Tenderness [#1 1990 & #7 1991]
Justify My Love to Love You Baby [#1 1991 & #2 1976]
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Belong with Me [#5 1975 & #2 2009]

Category 2 (Give combined song title - 2 songs)
Example: Celine Dion [#1 1997] + Boyz II Men [#1 1994] = My Heart Will Go On Bended Knee

Kelly Clarkson [#6 2005] + Billy Idol [#4 1984]
Britney Spears [#1 1999] + Jim Croce [#1 1974]
Sheryl Crow [#17 2002] + John Denver [#1 1974]

Category 3 (Give combined song title - 4 songs)
P!nk [#1 2008] + Ray Charles [#1 1959] + Michael Jackson / Paul McCartney [#1 1983] + Destiny's Child [#1 2000]
The Fixx [#4 1983] + Toni Braxton [#7 1993] + Neil Diamond [#1 1972] + Linda Ronstadt [#3 1977]
Steppenwolf [#2 1968] + The Escape Club [#1 1988] + Pet Shop Boys [#1 1986] + Cyndi Lauper [#2 1984]

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TD 404, SenseiCAY, Not Found

Q1 - TV channel required. Name one of these TV channels you can no longer find:
  1. Either of the two channels (graded separately) that merged to form the CW (which still exists as of this game).
  2. A spinoff channel that featured shows like Guts, Figure it Out, and Wild & Crazy Kids.
  3. Time Warner brought together a major news network and a major sports periodical to create this 24-hour sports news channel which lasted from 1996 to 2002. Its international sports program, “World Sport,” is still airing.
  4. “The First Network for Men,” which rebranded as the Paramount Network in 2018.
  5. Launched in 1983 and focused on Southern lifestyle and country music, it relaunched in 2003 as the answer to letter D.
  6. Merged with the answer to G in 2011. Programs included “Namaste Yoga,” “The Gym,” “Blaine’s Low Carb Kitchen,” and “Gilad’s Bodies in Motion.”
  7. Merged with the answer to F in 2011. Programs included “National Body Challenge,” “Dr. G: Medical Examiner,” and episodes of CBS’s “Chicago Hope.” Won a Daytime Emmy for “Adoption Stories.”
  8. The result of the merger of F and G, which rebranded as [Parent company] Life in early 2015.
  9. The channel name redacted here: You could have foreseen its rebranding as the TV Guide Channel in 1998.
Q2 - Title and artist required. Lost = Not Found. Name one of these songs that mention losing things (note: the song title does NOT necessarily contain any form of the word “lost.”)

Q3 - Website required. 404 = Not Found. Name one of the websites below (company name is generally OK – “Amazon” would be accepted for “”) based on the 404 page/message.

Link if the pictures don't show above:

Q4 - LETTER AND ANSWER REQUIRED. More about losing! Name the most recent (as of the time of this game) person or team to LOSE in the championship game/round/match for one of the following:
  1. World Series
  2. World Cup (Men’s or Women’s, graded separately)
  3. NBA Finals
  4. WNBA Finals
  5. Super Bowl
  6. World Chess Championship (Note: the open championship, not the Women’s championship; please disregard the championship match that is being played as this game was posted)
  7. Stanley Cup
  8. BCS Championship College football playoff final
  9. NCAA Basketball (Men’s or Women’s, graded separately)
Q5 - Name required. Let’s talk about people who were not found (for a while, at least). Name one of the famous fugitives or missing people below:
  • Better known for his alleged role in a different attack, he was placed on the FBI’s most wanted list for his connection to the bombings at US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. He was killed in a raid in 2011.
  • A hijacker who, in 1971, performed the only unsolved case of air piracy in the history of commercial aviation.
  • Wanted for 19 murders in the 1970s and 1980s, he led an organized crime group in Boston. He was arrested in 2011 and died on October 30, 2018.
  • Her bones may have been found on Nikumaroro in 1940, but erroneously identified as having belonged to a male.
  • An elder within the Fundamentalist Mormon church, he was accused of arranging marriages between underage girls and older men, and caught outside Las Vegas in 2006.
  • He disappeared from a restaurant parking lot outside Detroit in 1975, and speculation as to the location of his remains include underneath the no-longer-existent Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
  • A security consultant and former con man, he has served time in prison in the U.S., France, and Sweden, and was the subject of a movie starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • The nickname of Joaquin Guzman, former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel. He was arrested in 1993, escaped in 2001, re-arrested in 2014, escaped again in 2015, and re-arrested again in 2016.
  • The subject of a 2012 documentary, he is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, known for abducting children as soldiers and sex slaves.
  • Captured in North Carolina in 2003, he was wanted for the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park in 1996, as well as several attacks on abortion clinics.
Q6 - Mythlogical creature required. Creatures not found - Name a type of non-human mythological creature. Specific names will be considered as entries for the general species (e.g. if humans were allowed, then “human,” “Hercules,” and “Sisyphus” would be graded as the same answer). If all of the following are true, then your answer will be considered correct:
- Your creature has never existed as a living being on Earth.
- Your creature possesses some non-human body parts.
- Your creature (or its “species”) has a Wikipedia entry.
If any of the above aren't true, your entry might be subject to my judgment. You're free to plead your case along with your answer if you foresee any controversy.

Q7 - LETTER AND ANSWER REQUIRED. Leaders that did not found their companies. Select a letter below, corresponding to the current or most recent (as of the time of this game) leader (CEO, President, Dictator for Life, etc.) of a well-known company and the year they assumed the position. Name the person who founded the company. Co-founders will be graded separately.
  1. Satya Nadella (2014)
  2. Sundar Pichai (2015)
  3. Tim Cook (2011)
  4. Dara Khosrowshahi (2017)
  5. Marissa Mayer (2012; Company has rebranded with a different CEO)
  6. Bob Iger (2005)
  7. Jeff Zucker (2013)
Q8 - LETTER AND ANSWER REQUIRED. Artifacts not found – name one of the famous finds based on a description and the year it was found/mentioned:
  1. 1799 – French soldiers in Egypt discover a slab with a decree written in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian demotic script, and ancient Greek.
  2. 1922 – Howard Carter discovers the burial chamber of a young ruler.
  3. 1974 – farmers near Xi’an discover a collection of figures intended to protect Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife.
  4. 1946 – looking for a stray goat, a Bedouin shepherd found the first of these in a cave near Qumran. More were later found in a series of caves in the area, including the texts of several Old Testament books.
  5. First mentioned in 1553 – these are a group of trenches in southern Peru, ranging from lines and basic shapes to pictures of birds, humans, fish, trees, and flowers.
  6. 1985 – Robert Ballard discovers the wreckage of a ship that sank in 1912 in the North Atlantic.
  7. 1989 – Robert Ballard discovers the wreckage of a ship that sank in 1941 in the North Atlantic.
  8. 1849 – found in Nineveh, the capital of Assyria and credited to Austen Henry Layard, this collection of tablets and texts from the 7th century BC included the Epic of Gilgamesh.
  9. 1700s – you usually see pictures of the heads, but it turns out, the statues have bodies too, and they’ve also been found.
Q9 - Answer only required. Singletons not found – the following are clues and answers that were left unused in previous TD games hosted by me:
  1. TD388 Q1 (Baltimore) - Who is this?

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  2. TD388 Q10 (Before and after) - In an alternate ending, after moving to Seattle, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling sing a duet asking, “Are you shining just for me?”
  3. TD 361 Q4 (Sesame Street Parodies) – “A Cookie is a Sometimes Food” was a parody of what song (title and artist, please).
  4. TD 361 Q8 (Square-numbered athletes) – Name the athlete wearing number 64:

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  5. TD 364 Q9 (articles expanded in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary in 2017) – A medium-sized, multipurpose kitchen knife of Japanese origin with a lightweight blade and straight or slightly curved cutting edge and a spine that curves downward towards the tip. Starts with an “S.”
  6. TD369 Q7 (China/Korea) – While outside records indicate that he was born in the Soviet Union, the official biography of Kim Jong-Il states that he was born on what mountain on the border between China and North Korea?
  7. TD 374 Q1 (Cherries) – “Cherry snapper” is another name for what common fish?
  8. TD 380 Q7 (Crown logos) – Name the company (letter D is not part of the logo):
  9. TD380 Q10 (May observances) – Memorial Day can fall on different dates each year. In general, on what day in May do we observe Memorial Day (e.g. we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday – your answer should be similar to that)?
Q10 - NUMBER AND ANSWER REQUIRED. The theme of this quiz was 404 - Not Found, which is what a server sends back to your browser when it can't find the page or resource that you requested. There are many other HTTP return codes. Thanks to, some are depicted here, with a toilet standing in as the server:

(Link if it doesn't show up:

Select one of the return codes and match it to one of the meanings below:
  • Internal Server Error
  • Expectation Failed
  • Request Timeout
  • Use Proxy
  • Bad Request
  • I'm a Teapot
  • Gone
  • Temporary Redirect
  • Payload Too Large
  • Too Many Requests
  • Moved Permanently
BONUS: Give as many answers as you can for Q10. Score -1 point for every two correct answers (rounded down, up to a -5 bonus). The player with the most correct without a miss will get an additional bonus of -3. Second and third most will get -2 and -1, respectively. Tied players will all receive the better bonus.

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TD 405, floridagator, Harrison Ford



One of Harrison Ford's first starring roles was set at Zabriskie Point, one of the iconic locations in Death Valley National Park (which then was still a national monument.) Identify one of these famous settings in the largest national park south of Alaska.


NOTE: For the two with signs, identify the missing word. For the one immediately above the first sign, identify the name of the vantage point.

STAR WARS (1977)


Harrison Ford will forever be remembered as Han Solo, mercenary who saved the day in "Star Wars," one of the most popular movies ever made. Given a star, identify its constellation. Choose from these: Aquila, Aurgia, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Cygnus, Gemini, Lyra, Orion, Scorpius, Taurus, Ursa Major. Name both the star and its constellation.
  • Sirius
  • Vega
  • Arcturus
  • Capella
  • Rigel
  • Procyon
  • Betelgeuse
  • Altair
  • Aldebaran
  • Deneb
  • Castor
  • Autares
BONUS. Name another Star Wars film in which Ford appeared (-1 point)



Harrison Ford made his debut as Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Listen to this clip and name the song title and Indiana artist performing. (ARTIST AND TITLE REQUIRED)

WITNESS (1985)


Harrison Ford played a cop in witness. Solve one of these before and after wordplays involving police terms. You know the drill: Two parts of a clue overlap. Example: Current Supreme Court justice who wrote the Declaration of Independence: Clarence Thomas Jefferson.
  • A call for applause that leads into the restraint device most commonly used by both police and bondage-oriented lovers
  • Much-copied board game invented by Charles Darrow that some believe works as a lie detector
  • Formerly the most popular police cruiser and the capital of Canada's westernmost province
  • A first appearance before a judge, the Freshmaker
  • A place where the police stick someone until they figure out what to do with her and a T-Mobile product
  • What the police might read to an unruly crowd and a person who might calculate the life expectancy of the members of that crowd
  • Start with a phrase Shakespeare used to mean extremely excited and finish with a device cops use to determine who's over the limit
  • An old-fashioned version of a baton, where one might go for an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation
  • Officer who acts as a receptionist at a police station and is first to make the calls on election night
  • Two television series focused on the Honolulu police that suggest a man needs to shave more than just in the morning



Ford played the first in the Jack Ryan trilogy, "Patriot Games," in 1992. The New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl ten times. Identify one of their opponents along with the Super Bowl number. Example: Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl X.

SABRINA (1954)


Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond reprised the roles played by Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn in a 1954 film of the same name. Sabrina is also famous as a teenage witch in Archie comics. Identify one of these characters from Archie comics.


BONUS. What actor better known as a late-night talk-show host played the Ford character's brother in the movie? (-1 point)



In 1997, Americans got to fantasize about having Harrison Ford as president of the United States. Identify one of these presidents from his nickname.
  • Big Daddy from the Pedernales
  • Tricky
  • Old Hickory
  • The Great Communicator
  • The Father of His Country
  • The Donald
  • The Rough-Rider
  • The Sage of Monticello
  • His Accidency
  • Will
BONUS. Name the airport whose code is DAL, where a president was sworn into office on Air Force One. (-1 point)



Harrison Ford co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in the thriller "What Lies Beneath." For one of the places given below, name the place the lies due south of it. The answer seeks a geographic equivalent. (Baja California, not Mexico, is south of California.) Don't make this more complicated than it needs to be.
  • Chad
  • Iowa
  • Mongolia
  • Denmark
  • Arizona
  • Northern Territory
  • Angola
  • Slovakia
  • Paraguay
  • Alberta



As in 1993's "The Fugitive," Ford plays a doctor. Name the medical specialist who deals with one of the following:
  • digestive system
  • lungs
  • ears, nose, and throat
  • kidneys
  • male genitals
  • female genitals
  • heart
  • feet
  • bones
  • eyes

42 (2013)


Harrison Ford plays an important role in the story of Jackie Robinson becoming the first black major league ballplayer. Identify one among these real people who were portrayed in the movie.


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TD 406, clt013, Course Options

1. Warm-up - Before playing a tour event, a pro golfer gets in plenty of practice. Flex your golf "muscles" by naming one of these terms related to the game.

The monkey in the 1980s cartoon Shirt Tales
Last name of 1970s TV couple Archie & Edith
The overweight klutz in The Goonies
Last name of CBS NFL and Brooklyn Nets NBA play-by-play announcer Ian
Maiden name of Jennifer Aniston's character on Friends
Courtney Love's band
Last name of Empty Nest actor Richard
The 1987 Grammy Award for Best New Artist went to Bruce Hornsby and the ____
Medical condition with two main types: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic

2. Tournament of Champions - In January, tour winners from the previous season gather in Hawaii for this event. The NFL playoffs are in full swing that month as well. Name a current NFL franchise that would not be eligible for a tournament of Super Bowl champions.

3. TPC Scottsdale - Hole #16 at the event here features a raucous crowd in a stadium-like setting. Given some lyrics and the artist, name one of these song titles which include a number in the teens.

Your crime is time and it's __ ___ ___ to go (Skid Row)
In Vietnam he was __ (Paul Hardcastle)
Just like the white winged dove sings a song (Stevie Nicks)
You come on like a dream, peaches and cream (Ringo Starr)
___ ______ No, we can't dance together (Steely Dan)
She's only ______ Daddy says she's too young, but she's old enough for me (Winger)
Well she's ____ __ ___ My little rock n' roll queen (Stray Cats)
I learned the truth __ _____ That love was meant for beauty queens (Janis Ian)
All the Cats wanna dance with ____ _____ ______ (Chuck Berry)

4. Pebble Beach - The site of a popular pro-am tournament in February. Name one of these celebrities who played in 2018.

Host of The Voice
Receiver who had 7 catches for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns for losing team in Super Bowl XLIII
Hockey "great" whose daughter is engaged to a former #1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking
Singer whose group had albums called "Fore!" and "Sports"
Lead singer for the group with hits "Meet Virginia", "Drops of Jupiter" and "Calling All Angels"
America's Funniest Home Videos host who is also known for playing a character that liked dancing to "It's Not Unusual"
Everybody loves this voice of Ice Age woolly mammoth Manny
Current country artist who once sang "the Dolphins make me cry" while fronting a band of fish
Cy Young Award winning pitcher who is married to model Kate Upton

5. Arnold Palmer Invitational - The namesake of this event has an iced tea and lemonade combo named after him. Give the drink that goes with one of these slogans.

Make _ __ Yours
It's the real thing
Is it in you?
Tastes great, less filling
Australian for beer
Stay thirsty my friends
Good to the last drop
I could have had a __
It gives you wings

6. Match Play - The PGA event features head-to-head play and a bracket, but this is a different "match" game. Nine last names of authors have been scrambled and split into two words in the following list. Correct combinations of letters will correspond to the initials that go with a particular last name. (Example: D. ring + J. sale = J.D. Salinger) Match one of the pairs to create an author's name.

A. apron
B. as
C. wren
D. lacer
E. soft
G. hues
H. new
J. girl
K. own
L. ten
M. err
P. wooed
R. is
S. to
T. lei
U. heft
V. ads
W. yet

7. Masters - The season's first major is played annually in Augusta, Georgia. Another Augusta is the capital of Maine, but not the largest city in that state. Name any capital west of the Mississippi River that is not its state's most populated city.

8. The Players Championship - This tournament is known for an "island" green at its 17th hole. Name one of these other islands.

Home of the Nebraska State Fair
One of the Quad Cities and home to an active US Army foundry
A city located on land in the southern portion of Lake Washington
Small piece of land in the Niagara River between Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls
Two of the castaways were initially left out of the lyrics of this TV show's theme
Long John Silver appears in this novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Pennsylvania site of a nuclear meltdown
Jamaican-British label whose artists have included Bob Marley & Amy Winehouse
Michigan site that includes M-185 - the only state highway without motorized vehicles

9. Memorial - This invitational is hosted by Jack Nicklaus, whose nickname is the Golden Bear. Name one of these other "golden" things.

Award given to the top goal scorer at each FIFA World Cup soccer tournament
Buffet and grill restaurant known for a carving station and their Brass Bell Bakery
Dutch rock band known for hits "Radar Love" and "Twilight Zone"
Jason and the Argonauts were on a quest for this item
General Mills cereal of small toasted square-shaped pieces which taste of honey and brown sugar
In photography, the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer
Largest casino in downtown Las Vegas area - with over 2,400 hotel rooms
Ceremonial object that joined the First Transcontinental Railroad across the US
Popular golf arcade game that features a trackball used for each shot

BONUS ROUND #1 (You can do both)

A. Wheelhouse - Relive a hole that "fit your eye" and receive a bonus of (-1) each for up to 3 answers (besides the one you already gave) for a question you did not "drop"

B. Golf Movies - Answer up to three of the clues below (Correct answers = -1 except for the most-used answer of the 9 - which will be worth 0, No penalty for incorrect answers) [The trio of answers can be any combination that adds to three (i.e. All 3 in one category, one from each of the 3 categories or 1 from 1 category and 2 from another)]

1. This was the name of the country club
2. Name the actors who played this foursome: A) Ty Webb, B) Al Czervik, C) Judge Smails, D) Danny Noonan
3. The movie was this man's debut as a director

Tin Cup
4. This actor plays professional golfer David Simms - a rival to main character Roy McAvoy
5. In U.S. Open qualifying, McAvoy finishes the last few holes with only this club in his bag
6. Down to his last ball, Roy holes out on his final shot of the tournament to record this score on #18

Happy Gilmore
7. This actress plays the tour public relations director who becomes Happy's girlfriend
8. Christopher McDonald plays this rival of Gilmore
9. Happy's mentor Chubbs Peterson lost his right hand after an attack by this animal

10. US Open - This major tournament takes place on Father's Day weekend. Name any state east of the Mississippi River (LA & MN excluded) to host the tournament.

11. John Deere Classic - This tournament takes place in early July near the equipment manufacturer's headquarters. Name one of these other companies that sponsored a 2018 Tour event.

Maker of PlayStation video consoles
They know a thing or two because they've seen a thing or two
Michael Bolton appeared in 2013 holiday commercials for this car company
This company says that "Together we'll go far"
Company with a series of commercials featuring saleswoman Lily Adams
Super fast talking John Moschitta appeared on 1980s commercial for this delivery company
Insurance company with umbrella in logo
American brand with tagline "Close Shave America, Close Shave_____"
The Ultimate Driving Machine and Sheer Driving Pleasure

12. The Open Championship - After the Deere, some golfers take a charter flight across the Atlantic to play a major tournament in Great Britain. Name one of these famous British actors or actresses.

Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for The Fighter
She starred with husband John Krasinski in the 2018 film A Quiet Place
Best Actress nominee for The Wings of the Dove and Best Supporting Actress nominee for The King's Speech
Actor known for 1992 award-winning performance as a cannibalistic serial killer
Her close resemblance to Natalie Portman led to a role in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Two-time Academy Award nominee for films The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain
He starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!
Winner of Academy Awards for both acting and writing - in Howards End and Sense and Sensibility, respectively
Actress best known for playing a wizardry student and a Disney princess

13. WGC Bridgestone - One of the annual World Golf Championships - which feature "elite" fields from around the globe. Name one of these movies that includes a country (or region) name in the title.

1986 fantasy martial arts comedy starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall
1984 Alec Guinness and Judy Davis film based on a 1924 novel
Computer-animated franchise produced by DreamWorks and featuring voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock & Jada Pinkett Smith
Tony Curtis and Jackie Earle Haley star in this film that sees a young American baseball team play in Asia
Tatiana Romanova is James Bond's love interest in this 1963 movie
1987 film starring Robin Williams as an Armed Forces Radio Service DJ
Forest Whitaker won an Academy Award for playing Idi Amin in this 2006 film
Brad Pitt plays an Austrian mountaineer in the Himalayas in this movie based on a 1952 book of the same name
1998 animated adaptation of the Book of Exodus and life of Moses

14. PGA Championship - The last major on the 2018 calendar, this tournament moves to May in 2019. Name a 3, 4 or 5 letter word with the letters "P", "G" and "A" consecutively together in some order. (i.e. Words such as aping and gasps would not count.)

15. Tour Championship - The final event of the tour schedule will move from September to August in 2019 - which means the season will end right as gridiron action gets going. Name any team that has been selected to play (including this season) in the College Football Playoff that began in 2014.

16. Ryder Cup - This biennial event features players from Europe against a team of Americans. Name one of these items that includes "America".

Group whose most successful hit "Gives You Hell" reached #4 on Billboard chart
After holding this sailing trophy for 132 years, the US lost it to Australia in 1983
Conference for UMBC - the first #16 seed to defeat a #1 in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
This NBC competition show features judges from Canada, England and Germany
Current home stadium for the Cincinnati Reds
Approximately 6.5 million people created a human chain across the country in this 1986 event
ABC anthology comedy series from 1969-1974 featuring stories of romance
Four-word slogan used by Chevrolet in late 1980s and early 1990s
Former regional airline headquarted in Tempe, Arizona that became part of US Airways Group

17. Presidents Cup - In this event which is held in odd-numbered years, the US faces players from the rest of the world minus Europe. Name a presidential first or last name that begins with G, O, L or F. [Note: Submit either a first or last name - shared first names (like James Madison and James Monroe) will be scored together.]

18. Hero World Challenge - Tiger Woods hosts this invitational tournament as a benefit for his foundation. Name the artist for one of these songs with "hero" in the lyrics and/or title.

Billy, don't be a hero. Don't be a fool with your life. [#1 1974]
I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero til the end of the night [#34 1984]
And then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on [#1 1993]
I can be your hero baby. I can kiss away your pain. [#3 2001]
And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes [#26 1982]
We don't need another hero. We don't need to know the way home. [#2 1985]
Believe it or not I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. [#2 1981]
Did you ever know that you're my hero? And everything I would like to be? [#1 1989]
I don't need to be the king of the world as long as I'm the hero of this little girl [#2 1989]

BONUS ROUND #2 (You can do both)

A. Wheelhouse - Relive a hole that "fit your eye" and receive a bonus of (-1) each for up to 3 answers (besides the one you already gave) in a category which you did not "drop"

B. Golf Movies/TV - Answer up to three of these clues (Correct answers = -1 except for the most-used answer of the 9 - which will be worth 0, No penalty for incorrect answers)

Other Movies
This comedian gave instruction in the film "Dorf on Golf"
Randy Quaid starred in this HBO movie based on a Dan Jenkins novel of the same name
Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron starred in this 2000 film based on a Steven Pressfield book

When Kramer hit golf balls into the ocean, he claimed a "hole in one" after George pulled a Titleist from here
Mr. Peterman has Elaine bid on a set of clubs that were owned by this man
Jerry uses a golf club while illustrating his "second spitter" theory and concludes, "That is one ___ _____" (2 words)

Made for TV Events
In the 2002 "Battle at Bighorn", this golfer told reporter Melissa Stark "You're pretty to look at and all but you gotta quit walking in my line"
This 1992 Masters champion won the Skins Game five times (and over $3 million) in eleven appearances
This fast food restaurant sponsored the 3-Tour Challenge that brought together teams from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour

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TD 407, morbeedo, Mini-TD #6

1. BUH BYE (many answers)
Name any one of the departed or departing members of the Trump administration pictured here
2. STEVE CARELL (many answers)
Name any Steve Carell movie

3. P2P (many answers)
Name any English word beginning and ending in P
NOT ALLOWED: Hyphenated words (e.g., pre-op, post-op) and proper nouns (people, places, companies, etc.)

4. THE (BLANK)S (many answers)
Name any TITLE TV family (Sitcom or drama)

Name one of Jane Austen's six major novels

6. ISRAEL (many answers)
Name any city in Israel recognized by the international community (i.e., stay away from those pesky disputed sectors)

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TD 408, sequence skipped

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TD 409, SenseiCAY, 2018 in Review

Q1. Letter and answer required. Name one of the following people who died in 2018.

Q2. Two team names required. Name the two teams that were the 2018 (championship series/game/match ended in 2018) champion AND runner up in one of the listed leagues/events. Unless you specify otherwise, please list the winner first and the runner up second.
  • NBA
  • WNBA
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball
  • NCAA Women’s Basketball
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NCAA football
  • NHL
  • MLS
  • FIFA World Cup

Q3. Movie title required. For movies that are parts of a series, you must give enough of the title to differentiate it from other movies in that series or universe. Name one of the top 10 films released in 2018 by US box office gross (according to Box Office Mojo, researched on 12/31/2018). To help you out, I’ve given you the US box office gross as well as the SECOND actor/actress listed as a star in that movie on IMDB. You do not have to specify the movie's position on the list - you just have to name a movie on this list.
  1. $700M, Michael B. Jordan
  2. $679M, Chris Hemsworth
  3. $609M, Holly Hunter
  4. $417M, Bryce Dallas Howard
  5. $318M, Josh Brolin
  6. $265M, Cameron Seely
  7. $220M, Henry Cavill
  8. $217M, Evangeline Lilly
  9. $214M, Woody Harrelson
  10. $213M, Michelle Williams
Q4. Letter and answer required. In March, Toys “R” Us filed a motion to liquidate its assets, meaning it would close or sell all of its US locations. Choose a letter below and name one of these stores that either no longer exists or may be on the brink of bankruptcy.
  1. Nearly bankrupt when Tandy acquired it in 1962, this retailer sold half of its stores to Sprint and closed the rest in 2015, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February of that year, and again in 2017.
  2. Primarily a mall retailer, this store claims to have pierced over 100 million ears worldwide.
  3. On December 26, 2018, this store, ubiquitous in shopping malls, had its stock price fall below $1 per share for the first time since beginning trading on the NYSE in 1929. The store owns private brands such as St. John’s Bay and Worthington.
  4. Once based in Chicago, this retailer had the largest domestic revenue among US retailers until Wal Mart overtook it in 1989. It merged with Kmart in 2005, and, after years of declining sales, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October of 2018.
  5. Another defunct chain of toy stores, this retailer was founded by brothers Harry and Joseph Kaufman and ceased operations in 2009 after being sold to Toys “R” Us.
  6. This is a retailer specializing in electronics and high-tech lifestyle products. Having closed its retail locations by the end of 2008, it was relaunched online and as a catalog in 2009, and its products can also be found in third-party retailers including Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.
  7. A pizza chain commonly found in mall food courts, its logo features a red and green outline of a pizza slice and “NYC 1956,” referring to its origins in Brooklyn. Michael Scott refers to it as his favorite New York pizza joint in an episode of “The Office.”
  8. A tea company acquired by Starbucks in 2012, all of its stores were closed by 2018.
  9. Until it ceased operations in 2016, this company owned the naming rights to Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Q5. Marshmallow shape required. This past year, Lucky Charms (the cereal) added a permanent marshmallow for the first time in 10 years – the Magical Unicorn. Other than the Unicorn, name any marshmallow shape that has existed as a permanent OR special edition marshmallow in boxes of Lucky Charms cereal.

Q6. Album name required. See Q12 for a related bonus opportunity. There was a bit of an uproar this past summer when, after updating sales numbers, “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” by the Eagles was named the best-selling album of all time in the US, at 38 million copies sold, supplanting “Thriller” by Michael Jackson (with “only” 33 million copies sold). Regardless, “Thriller” is still the best-selling studio album of all time, both in the US and internationally (as the Eagles’ album is a greatest-hits/compilation album). After “Thriller,” according to Wikipedia, name one of the next 12 all-time best-selling STUDIO ALBUMS (not compilations, live, or greatest hits albums) in the US. Their years and artists are listed below:
  1. The Eagles, 1976
  2. Led Zeppelin, 1971
  3. AC/DC, 1980
  4. Fleetwood Mac, 1977
  5. Guns N’ Roses, 1987
  6. Shania Twain, 1997
  7. Boston, 1976
  8. Garth Brooks, 1990
  9. Metallica, 1991
  10. Alanis Morrisette, 1995
  11. Pink Floyd, 1973
  12. Bruce Springsteen, 1984
Q7. Letter and answer required. Our nation (and perhaps the world) was as divided as ever in 2018. Many a debate occurred on social media and around dinner tables, and people spent way too much time researching and trying to understand the views of the “other” side. In the end, we were still left with two groups – those that heard “Laurel,” and those that were wrong. Select a letter and name the person, people, or other entity with a name that either is, or sounds vaguely like, Yanny or Laurel.

Note: you must include the part of the name that makes it fit into this category (e.g. if “Laura Ingalls Wilder” were an answer, you’d have to give the full name, but I’d take “Loren” for “Sophia Loren.”)
  1. A conservative media host and former speechwriter in the Reagan administration, she currently hosts her nationally-syndicated namesake radio show and another namesake show on the Fox News Channel.
  2. Former President of Ukraine, from 2010 until his removal in 2014. He is currently wanted for treason and in exile in Russia.
  3. A Greek keyboardist, pianist, composer, and producer known for his “Live at the Acropolis” concert.
  4. A controversial (to say the least) British alt-right speaker and former writer for Breitbart, known for his anti-feminist, Islamophobic, and anti-political-correctness views.
  5. This dish, named after a region of France, is an open pie with eggs, cream, and lardons (or bacon).
  6. TV actor best known for his role as Dr. Gregory House.
  7. The third longest river in the world, and the longest to flow entirely within one country.
  8. Slapstick comedy duo Stan and Oliver (both members, please).
  9. Fenway Park currently sits on Jersey Street, but from 1977 until May 2018, the two blocks adjacent to Fenway Park were named for this former owner of the Red Sox.
  10. Actress who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle.

Q8. Letter and answer required. On 8/8, ESPN2 brought back “the Ocho,” a shoutout to “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. Select a letter below and answer the question about your day on 8/8/2018.
  1. Having a touch of insomnia, you are up watching TV at 3 AM. After showings of “Dodgeball” and actual dodgeball competitions, the Ocho aired the finals of the US Open of WHAT SPORT, where one point is scored each time a team catches its featured object (whose name is trademarked by Wham-O, so it is no longer part of the official name of the game) in an end zone measuring 20 yards by 40 yards?
  2. Still unable to sleep, at 4 AM, the Ocho aired the East Tour Series of WHAT SPORT, also known as “roundnet,” and once featured on the ABC show “Shark Tank,” where teams hit a miniature volleyball off a trampoline-like object consisting of a netting stretched across a round frame?
  3. You catch a wink of sleep before your cat wakes you up at 5 AM to feed him. What a jerk. You turn the TV back on and see the ACL Pro Invitational in Cornhole. Some people might call this game “bags,” but they’re wrong (sort of like the people who heard “Yanni” and not “Laurel”). According to the American Cornhole Organization, in a regulation game of Cornhole, within 10%, HOW FAR APART are the two boards (measured between the front edges of the boards)? Answers will be accepted in feet or meters.
  4. You figure you might as well stay awake, so you decide to get in a quick workout. At 6 AM, you hit the gym and on the treadmill TV, you watch two eating contests sponsored by Johnsonville and Krystal. Name EITHER OF THE TWO FOODS (graded separately) that were consumed during these contests.
  5. As you're making yourself some breakfast at 7 AM, you watch the World Championship of Table Tennis (because “Ping Pong” is trademarked by Parker Brothers). Within 10%, according to the ITTF, WHAT IS THE AREA of an official tournament-sized table tennis tabletop? Answers will be accepted in square feet or square meters.
  6. At 8 AM, before heading off to work, you find yourself doing that thing where you're standing in front of the TV, ready to turn it off and leave, but trying to catch a few more seconds of WHAT SPORT, with events including 3-3-3, 3-6-3, and Cycle in individual, doubles, and relay categories?
  7. During your morning coffee break at 10 AM, you turned on the TV to see Premier League Darts. What is the MINIMUM NUMBER of throws (i.e. number of individual darts) required to win a game of 501?
  8. At 1 PM, you take a lunch break and watch WHAT SPORT popular on the Indian subcontinent? The object of the game is for an offensive player to run into the opposing team’s half of the court and tag as many opponents as possible without being tackled by the defenders, all on a single breath.
  9. At 2 PM, you grab another coffee, and you see TSL, a league featuring combat using (replicas of) WHAT FICTIONAL WEAPON?
  10. At 5 PM, you leave work and go to happy hour, where one of the TVs at the bar is tuned to the Ocho, airing a competition in WHAT SPORT, a different biathlon of sorts, featuring both mental and hand-to-hand combat in alternating rounds until one competitor prevails in either half of the match?
Q9. SI unit required. In November, it was announced that the International Prototype Kilogram would no longer be used to define the kilogram and instead, the kilogram would be defined using Planck’s constant. When this change takes effect in 2019, all SI base units will be defined in terms of universal constants, rather than physical artifacts. Name any SI base or derived UNIT NAMED AFTER A PERSON.

Q10. Letter and month required. I tried to include everything that happened in 2018, but predictably, I failed miserably, so I put the rest here. Given a set of events, give the month in 2018 in which the events occurred.
  1. Jim Acosta has his hard press pass revoked by the White House. Jeff Sessions fired as Attorney General. George H.W. Bush dies.
  2. Banksy work “Girl with Balloon” is sold and promptly destroyed by a shredder hidden in the frame of the painting. A gunman opens fire at Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, killing 11. Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as the newest Supreme Court Justice.
  3. Rex Tillerson fired as Secretary of State. The Shape of Water wins Best Picture. Women are granted driving privileges in Saudi Arabia.
  4. Donald Trump meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Justify wins the Belmont, and with it, the Triple Crown. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins a primary against incumbent Joe Crowley.
  5. Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison for false testimony and tax fraud. President Emanuel Macron delivers a televised address to the French people in response to the Yellow Vests movement. Hootie and the Blowfish announce their reunion and a 2019 tour.
  6. Kilauea begins to erupt in Hawaii. Megan Markle marries Prince Harry. Roseanne cancelled after its star actress issues a racist tweet.
  7. Elon Musk launches his Tesla into space. The Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa.
  8. Scott Morrison succeeds Malcolm Turnbull as PM of Australia. Parker Solar Probe is launched. A smattering of white supremacists gather in front of the White House on the anniversary of the Charlottesville rally – they are dwarfed by thousands of counter-protesters.
  9. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth. Kim Jong-Un meets with Moon Jae-In in the village of Panmunjom.
  10. The world watches as a Thai youth soccer team is rescued after being trapped for 17 days by rising waters in a cave. The FIFA World Cup winner is crowned. Trump meets with Putin in Helsinki.
  11. A two-day government shutdown occurs when Democrats filibuster a continuing resolution, ending when Republicans agree to allow debate on the DREAM Act before the CR expires. Women wear black at the 75th Golden Globe Awards to raise awareness for the “Time’s Up” movement against sexual harassment and assault. Oprah receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
  12. National Museum of Brazil catches fire. Christine Blasey Ford testifies against Brett Kavanaugh. Hurricane Florence hits the East Coast.
Q11. Bonus 1 – Wheelhouse bonus. Choose a question from 1-10 that you did not drop or sheep and give up to 8 answers other than the one you already gave. Please specify the question you chose, and if the question required letters and answers, give those for your bonus answers as well. Your bonus will be (Number correct – Number incorrect)/2, rounded down (e.g. 6 right and 1 wrong gives you a bonus of -2).

Q12. Bonus 2 – On Q6, we asked you to name one of the top-selling studio albums of all time in the US, specifically excluding compilations, greatest hits, and live albums. For -2 points each (up to -6 total bonus points, no penalties for wrong guesses), answer any or all of the following about albums that might have otherwise been included on Q6:
a. The 1984 compilation by Bob Marley and the Wailers that went 15x platinum
b. The band that published “Greatest Hits” in 1988, also going 15x platinum, featuring songs from the soundtracks to “Vision Quest” (1985) and “Two of a Kind” (1983).
c. The solo artist that went 17x platinum with his “Greatest Hits” album in 1974, and whose international farewell tour kicked off in September of 2018.

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TD 410, clt013, Iowa

1. Harry Reasoner (Dakota City) was a host of 60 Minutes. Though his birthplace seems like a better fit for another state (or two), there is also a town named Iowa City. Name another state with a location of "State Name" City. (Last word must be "City", not "Beach", etc.) [There are at least 25 correct answers, so you have better than a 50/50 shot with just a blind guess]

2. Johnny Carson (Corning) was the long-time host of The Tonight Show on NBC. Given the host and network, name one of these late night shows. [Letter preferred]

A. Samantha Bee (TBS)
B. Andy Cohen (Bravo)
C. James Corden (CBS)
D. Carson Daly (NBC)
E. Spike Feresten (FOX 2006-2009)
F. David Letterman (CBS 1993-2015)
G. Bill Maher (HBO)
H. Seth Meyers (NBC)
I. Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
J. John Oliver (HBO)

3. Mamie Eisenhower (Boone) was First Lady of the United States from 1953-1961. Name someone who has been First Lady since then. [11 correct answers]

4. Elijah Wood (Iowa City) played Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Given their character and the movie series, name one of these actors.

Apollo Creed (Rocky I-IV)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Ellen Griswold (National Lampoon's Vacation)
Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (Indiana Jones)
Neo (The Matrix)
Beatrice Prior (Divergent)
Selene (Underworld)
Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
Jane Spencer (Naked Gun)
Bella Swan (Twilight)
Dominic Toretto (The Fast and the Furious)

5. Bob Feller (Van Meter) spent his entire Hall of Fame career pitching for Cleveland. Many other Hall of Famers who spent their major league career with one team are listed here - Name one of the franchises represented. [Letter preferred]

A. Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio
B. Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin
C. George Brett
D. Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazeroski
E. Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle
F. Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax
G. Bob Gibson, Stan Musial
H. Tony Gwynn
I. Cal Ripken, Jr., Brooks Robinson
J. Kirby Puckett
K. Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski
L. Mike Schmidt
M. Robin Yount

6. Tracie Spencer (Waterloo) had a #3 hit with "This House" in 1991 when she was age 14. Name a teen who hit the Top 10 with one of these songs.

I Think We're Alone Now (#1, 1987)
Foolish Beat (#1, 1988)
Sittin' Up in My Room (#2, 1996)
How Do I Live (#2, 1997)
Show Me Love (#7, 1997)
Angel of Mine (#1, 1999)
SOS (#1, 2006)
The One I Gave My Heart To (#9, 2007)
Love Story (#4, 2008)
Skyscraper (#10, 2011)
Royals (#1, 2013)

7. Sarah Lacina (Muscatine) was the winner of Survivor's 34th season, which was one of many to be filmed in Fiji. Name another country that has been the "host" of Survivor.

8. Donna Reed (Denison) had a sitcom named after herself in the 1950s & 1960s. Name the actress who played the title role in one of these shows. [Letter preferred]

A. I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)
B. Jennifer Slept Here (1983-1984)
C. Just Say Julie (1989-1992)
D. Caroline in the City (1995-1999)
E. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2000)
F. Suddenly Susan (1996-2000)
G. Veronica's Closet (1997-2000)
H. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
I. Felicity (1998-2002)
J. Judging Amy (1999-2005)
K. Samantha Who? (2007-2009)

9. Herbert Hoover (West Branch) was the 31st President of the United States. Name a president born in one of these cities. [Letter preferred]

A. Hillsborough, NH
B. Hodgenville, KY
C. Honolulu, HI
D. Hope, AR
E. Kinderhook, NY
F. Lamar, MO
G. New Haven, CT
H. Omaha, NE
I. Plains, GA
J. Plymouth, VT
K. Stonewall, TX
L. Tampico, IL
M. Yorba Linda, CA

10. John Wayne (Winterset) won the Best Actor Oscar in 1969 for True Grit. Name the winner who received that award for their role in one of these one-word titles since then.


11. The University of Iowa has beaten 15 different teams in bowl games. Give the nickname for one of these schools defeated by the Hawkeyes.

Oregon State (1956 Rose)
California (1958 Rose)
Tennessee (1982 Peach)
Texas (1984 Freedom)
San Diego State (1986 Holiday)
Wyoming (1987 Holiday)
Washington (1995 Sun)
Texas Tech (1996, 2001 Alamo)
Florida (2004 Outback)
LSU (2005 Capital One) & Missouri (2010 Insight)
South Carolina (2009 Outback)
Georgia Tech (2010 Orange)
Boston College (2017 Pinstripe)
Mississippi State (2019 Outback)

12. There are 99 counties in the state. Name a county that shares its name with one of the people described here.

3-time NCAA men's basketball champion coach Jim
"Julia" and "Dynasty" actress Diahann
"I Go Crazy" singer Paul
"Police Story" actress Angie
"This Land is Your Land" singer Woody
Actress Linda of "The Terminator" and TVs "Beauty and the Beast"
"Empire" star Terrence
Current SNL cast member Leslie
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director Ang
Longtime "Hollywood Squares" host Peter
"Gone With the Wind" author Margaret
Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan
Christian singer Laura or Colorado shortstop Trevor

BONUS ROUND #1: For questions 13-16, you want to "think different" enough to choose answers in the "least used" half to receive -1 bonus
[Q13 - most used answer = 0, Q14 - 2 most used = 0, Q15 - 3 most used = 0, Q16 - 4 most used = 0]
[If multiple answers are tied in the "middle" (where they could be considered most used half or least used half), they are worth 0]

13. The Iowa caucuses have two main options - Democrat or Republican. A coin toss also has two options - choose one of them.

14. Name a letter in the word "Iowa"

15. Name a state that borders Iowa

16. Give one of these answers that is the name of a river which is in or borders the state

Coniferous tree native to the western Himalayas and Mediterranean region
Third most widespread native language in the world
Last name of Jennifer's Body actress Megan
The Magnolia State
State where Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail originated
North American mammal with masked face and ringed tail that some call a "trash panda"
Albuquerque was one of these and he was feathered and fine
Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed

17. BONUS ROUND #2 - Answer up to five of these questions; Correct answers = -1, Sheep = 0, No penalty for incorrect responses

A. This Cedar Rapids native is one of only six golfers (along with Nicklaus, Woods, Snead, Ballesteros and Faldo) to win majors at both Augusta National and St. Andrews
B. Elgin Baylor was among the players from this NBA team on a plane that crashed into a snowy cornfield near Carroll while on the way back to Minneapolis
C. A tourism video titled "We Built Sioux City" was based on a 1985 song by this group
D. The world's largest one of these can be found along I-80 near Walcott
E. This "hilly" national monument sounds like a good place to burn a three-dimensional representation of a person in protest
F. About half of this highway (referred to by a 4-word term) between the hockey homes of the Wild and Blues can be found in Iowa
G. Riverside bills itself as the future birthplace of this starship captain
H. Belts located in the inner region of Earth's magnetosphere are named for this space scientist
I. This singer born in Wall Lake opened the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri
J. This pioneer of survey sampling techniques who had a popular public opinion poll named after him was born in Jefferson
K. This man was president when Iowa officially became a state in December 1846
L. This Czech composer spent a summer in Spillville - where he composed string quartets in F (The American) and E-flat
M. The longest serving governor in US history, this man left office to become the current Ambassador to China

18. BONUS ROUND #3 - My Iowa-born 11-year-old son had a hole-in-one on the golf course last August. How many yards long was the shot? The three closest guesses without going over earn a bonus of -3, -2 and -1, respectively.

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TD 411, threearruda, Millennial Medley Revenge

1.) Z Current Generation!

Because there seem to be a billion different definitions/dates for what exactly constitutes a millennial and a Gen-Z’er and any other generation, I gave up. Name any word in the English language (you know, one that actually appears in a dictionary) that starts with the letter Z.

BONUS: -1 point to whomever comes up with the longest word. In the event of a tie, each player will receive the point.

2.) Childlike Behavior

Answer these questions about items relating to coming of age.
  • Immortalized by a 1993 country song, Alan Jackson “learned to swim” and “learned who he was” at this Georgia river
  • This 1962 novel that later became a film describes the attempts of the government to tame 15-year old narrator and recluse Alex
  • From German words for “education” and “novel”, this term in literary criticism refers to a work dealing with the development of a young protagonist
  • President Trump gave the commencement speech at this service academy in 2018
  • Debby Ryan starred in a 2010 Disney Channel movie chronicling this notable birthday in a young girl’s life (birthday or film title accepted, but will be scored together)
  • Directed by Joel Schumacher, this Brat Pack film focuses on a group of Georgetown graduates and their adjustment to post-college life
  • “Coming of Age in Samoa” was written by this Philadelphia-born woman
  • Noteworthy teen sitcom couples Cory and Topanga (“Boy Meets World”) and Adam and Dana (“The Goldbergs”) both tensed up playing this teen party game in a closet
  • Based on a Jenny Han novel, Lana Condor plays Lara Jean and Noah Centino co-stars as Peter in this 2018 Netflix teen movie
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird", by this author, is considered to be a classic coming-of-age story
  • Stevie Nicks' song "Edge of" this age was inspired by a talk she had with Tom Petty's first wife Jane about when they first met

3.) Fake News
No explanation needed. Answer these questions that come from articles I’ve found on The Onion.
  • Suffering another setback in his collusion investigation, what “big” 7-11 drink did Robert Mueller reportedly spill on his evidence?
  • Known for his Heisman trophy and devotion to Christianity, baseball scouts are doubtful this newly engaged Mets minor leaguer will make it to heaven
  • This Indiana U. grad, editor of the New York Times crossword, would approve of the Onion’s tips for improving at them
  • This “Blood Meridian” author took a day to flaunt his sexy new beach bod
  • After challenging Senate rules during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, this New Jersey Democrat was stripped naked and sent into a bog for all eternity
  • A child bankrupted this organization with a wish for unlimited wishes
  • Members of this band are apparently willing “to take it” now, as opposed to 1984 when they apparently were not.
  • Much to the ire of many, Planned Parenthood, founded by this woman, opened an $8 billion abortionplex
  • No wonder she now writes angry songs; Taylor Swift was once hilariously reported to be dating “Tailgunner Joe” McCarthy, former senator of this state
  • The Browns apparently erred in drafting Baker Mayfield; The Onion says they should have drafted a once in a generation specialist at this position

4.) Blue Wave

While we can debate about whether or not a blue wave actually happened last fall in the political sphere, we can still answer these questions that have to do with the color blue.
  • Sapphire is what month’s gemstone?
  • Their men’s basketball team coached for over 35 years by Mike Krzyzewski, what is Duke University’s mascot?
  • A star country singer in her teens, she hit #1 in the mid-1990s with a cover of Patsy Cline’s “Blue”
  • “The Blue Boy” is the most well-known work by this 18th century English painter
  • Developed by a British scientist, this phenomenon answers the query of why the sky appears blue
  • Threatened by the mining efforts in Avatar, the blue people on Pandora are part of what tribe?
  • In the 1990s, U.S. Budget Director Richard Darman identified this Sesame Street character as “the quintessential consumer”
  • Canadian Noel MacNeal served as the puppeteer for the titular character on this Playhouse Disney show (and its spinoff) that ran from 1997-2006
  • Lowbush and highbush are two varieties of this fruit
  • Originated by three friends in New York in 1991, this percussion/art group ironically has a popular following in Boston and was recently bought out by Cirque du Soleil
  • This American, who died in 1937, composed “Rhapsody in Blue”

5.) Warm Weather

College students are notoriously associated with spring break destinations such as the Carolinas (I have multiple friends at colleges down there), California and Florida. Daytona International Speedway in Florida is known as the World’s Center of Racing. With this year’s race upcoming, name any driver who has won the Daytona 500 between 1959 and 2018.

BONUS (-2): In 2010, my favorite driver won the longest running of the 500 in terms of distance and time between the drop of the green and checkered flags. This was due in part to two long red flags for pothole repair (Bondo, anyone?), and multiple green-white-checker attempts. Identify this winning driver, also a Brickyard 400, Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and NASCAR All-Star Champion who recently joined FOX Sports’ NASCAR RaceHub team. (Answer may be repeated).

6.) Prom Night Redux: More Contemporary pop music junk

You know the drill. Identify the SINGER based on the admittedly more cringe worthy than last time recent lyrics below. LETTER REQUIRED. (NOTE: at least one of these songs has two or more credited artists. In that case, I’m looking for the artist responsible for singing that given lyric)

A.) “Oh baby/Why don’t you just meet me in the middle?”
B.) “Damn my AP goin’ Psycho/lil’ mama bad like Michael”
C.) “Yeah she wanna get married/But she don’t wanna marry me”
D.) “Kiki, do you love me?/Are you riding?/Say you’ll never ever leave..”
E.) “Now I like dollars, I like diamonds/I like stunting, I like shining”
F.) “Thank u, next/I’m so .. grateful for my ex”
G.) “I still see your shadows in my room/Can’t take back the love that I gave you”
H.) “Thinking you could live without me/Live without me"
I.) “Listen to my heart go ba-dum/Boo’d Up”
J.) “I just had to let you know you’re mine/Hands on your body/I don’t want to waste no time”
K.) “I knew from the first time, I’d stay for a long time/I like me better when... I’m with you”
L.) “You say you love me, I say you crazy/We’re nothing more than friends”

Bonus (-2): She was the headlining act at my college’s spring concert last year; only eight months older than I am, her 2016 debut album was entitled “Sit Still, Look Pretty”.

7.) They’ve Ruined Everything!

We get lots of flak for causing “damage” to society.. Whatever that means. However bad we are, though, we’ve got nothing on some of these people. Answer a question about some bad business decisions!
  • Ken Lay founded this company in 1985; by 2001, false accounting led to its demise
  • Much-maligned NASCAR CEO Brian France was arrested for DUI after the 2018 race at Watkins Glen in this state
  • CEO Roberto Goizueta was largely responsible for what product introduced in April 1985?
  • An early victim of the dot-com boom, this San Francisco retailer with a sock puppet mascot lost most of its money on sales and closed in 2000 after only two years in operation
  • Another famous dot-com era saga, Gerald Levin of Time Warner hastily accepted a merger with this brand new company, whose stocks plunged soon after
  • This company had a monopoly on telegraphs and declined a $100,000 offer for a patent on A.G. Bell’s telephone, calling the invention a novelty
  • Excite CEO George Bell turned down an offer to buy this search engine for under a million dollars; Bad call, Excite would later be swallowed up by Ask Jeeves
  • Its stock recently falling below a dollar a share, what retailer fired CEO Ron Johnson in 2013 after less than two years for being too honest about fake pricing on clothes?
  • Blockbuster could still be in business had the company accepted a $50 million offer to buy this streaming platform in the early 2000s
  • What retailer’s early 2010s expansion into Canada failed, leaving those stores closed by 2015?

8.) West Coast Bias

Because, that’s a thing. Apparently. Answer these questions about the western United States (and Canada!).
  • The Experience Music Project in Seattle (now the Museum of Pop Culture) was designed by which notable architect?
  • This landmark is actually international orange, not its namesake color
  • The most recent Heisman winner from the Pac-12 conference, this Oregon Duck passed and caught his first NFL playoff touchdown in 2018 for the Titans
  • What California city houses eBay’s headquarters?
  • Auditioning for American Idol at 16, in recent years what blonde California-born pop singer has been a part of the rotation of Nationwide jingle singers and was featured on 2017 country song “Take Back Home Girl”?
  • Oregon and this other state are the only ones where you cannot pump gas without the aid of an attendant
  • In 1542, this Portuguese explorer led the first European expedition to San Diego Bay
  • California was named for an island ruled by Queen Calafia in a work by this Castilian author
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California in 2003, replacing what incumbent in a recall vote?
  • College basketball power Gonzaga University is located in what Washington city?
  • Luge and skeleton events, notably, took place at what course during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics?
BONUS (-2): Nickelodeon’s only show to film the entire series on location, Zoey 101 utilized outside shots of what Malibu college?

9.) STEM

Advancements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have been an important focus in the educational system in recent years. Answer a STEM related (sort of..) question below!
  • Though not usually harmful (at least as far as I remember), a goiter results from a deficiency of what element?
  • This German-American led development of the Saturn V rocket
  • Maria Mitchell was a noted pioneer in what scientific field of study?
  • What’s the term for a line on a map connecting points of similar barometric pressure?
  • The 3-D imaging process is also known by what -ography?
  • Russell and Carl get caught in a storm of what type of vertical, thunderhead cloud in the movie "Up"?
  • A personal favorite, a shape with 12 pentagonal sides has what more common name?
  • What’s 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 x 9?
  • Euler’s number, a mathematical constant, can be represented by what letter?
  • While Watson and Crick get most of the credit, what woman contributed to the discovery of DNA’s shape with her work on DNA’s X-ray diffraction images?
BONUS (-1): Speaking of DNA: Though his chemistry was wrong, which man’s triple helix model of DNA helped Watson, Crick et. al in their research?

10.) Gotta Bounce

We’re almost at the end of this TD, but don’t be too sad. Answer these questions about the ends of things.
  • Derogatory comments about former White House staffer Valerie Jarrett led to this TV reboot’s cancellation after just a few months
  • It was announced in 2016 that Andrew Jackson’s reign on the US $20 bill will soon come to an end in favor of which noted female figure of African-American history?
  • The Victorian era concluded with the queen’s death in what year?
  • Upon some personnel changes to Binford and the production staff, Tim Taylor quit this show in the three-part series finale of Home Improvement
  • According to my professor, at least, the era of Reconstruction in American History typically ends with the election of this man over Samuel Tilden in 1876
  • Technically there were two Southern African wars with the British referred to by this name; one ended in 1881, the other in 1902
  • The olecranon can be found at the tip of what body part?
  • What’s the plastic tip on the end of a shoelace called?
  • Though the name has other definitions, what is the term for the metal band that holds an eraser in place at the end of a pencil?
  • Truly a storybook ending, former Denver Broncos John Elway (1999) and Peyton Manning (2016) won their second Super Bowls in their last career games. What teams did they beat in those respective Super Bowls? (Pick ONE, will be scored separately. If you put both, I’ll take the first team in your answer space)


In my four years as a benchwarmer for the varsity basketball team in high school, I wore two different jersey numbers. What is the total sum of these numbers?

Author's Note: In the event of a tie for the lead after question 10, the closest player to the correct number without going over will win the game. Anyone else who can correctly guess the number will receive brownie points and a two point deduction in their score. This may not mean anything, so have fun and put out a guess!

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TD 412, SenseiCAY, SenseiCAY's Birthday Mini-TD

Q1. Sports - Name a sport that will be a featured competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics (33 answers; we're looking for sports, and not disciplines or events, so if I had asked about the Winter Olympics, "figure skating," "speed skating," and "ice dancing" would all fall under "skating").

Q2. Math - Name a positive prime number under 100 (25 answers).

Q3. Language - My two languages, English and Mandarin, are, by all metrics, the two most commonly spoken languages in the world. Name any OTHER language with at least 70 million speakers worldwide, according to the 2018 edition of Ethnologue. Italian and Vietnamese, with about 68 million each, just missed out on this list. Furthermore, Tagalog probably qualifies for the list, but wasn't included because reasons, so don't pick that one, either (21 answers).

Q4. Games - Give the name of a space on the standard U.S. Monopoly board where you can end your turn and cannot have a house or hotel put on it (14 answers).

Q5. Science - Name a naturally occurring element that is classified as a halogen or noble gas (11 answers).

Q6. Food/Drink - Name one of the five mother sauces of classical French cuisine (5 answers; source: Michelin Guide, Auguste Escoffier).

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TD 413, clt013, A to Z

1. ABC = American Broadcasting Company; Given the initials, name one of these programs currently on the network. {Yes, this question was created before last Monday's FJ!}


2. DE = Postal code for Delaware; Name a one-word state with a code that does not include A, E, I, O or U

3. FG = Abbreviation for Field Goal in football and basketball; Given the sport and abbreviation, name one of these statistical categories



YAC [C does not equal "contact"]



4. HI = A word that is acceptable in Scrabble; Name another 2-letter word starting with "H" or "I" that can be used in the game

5. JK = 3rd generation of Jeep Wrangler; Name the manufacturer of one of these car models


6. LM = The stock symbol for Legg Mason; Name a company represented by one of these symbols


7. NO = Another 2-letter word; Name the artist for one of these song titles that begin with "No"

No Easy Way Out (1986 #22)
No More Lonely Nights (1984 #6)
No One Is To Blame (1986 #4)
No One Like You (1982 #65)
No Ordinary Love (1993 #28)
No Reply At All (1981 #29)
No Sleep till Brooklyn (1987)
No Such Thing (2002 #13)
No Sugar Tonight (1970 #1)
No Tears Left to Cry (2018 #3)

8. PQ = Abbreviaton for Parti Quebecois - a political party in the province of Quebec; Montreal is the most populated city and Quebec City the capital of that province. Name another Canadian city that is its province's capital and/or most populated.

9. RS = Abbreviation for redshirt (A designation seen in college sports programs); Given the nickname that includes "red", name one of these Division I basketball schools or professional teams

Big Red
Red Flash
Red Foxes
Red Raiders
Red Storm
Red Wolves
Redhawks (3 schools, scored separately)
Red Bulls [MLS]
Redblacks [CFL]

10. TUV = International Olympic Committee country code for Tuvalu; Name the land represented by one of these codes


11. WX = Morse Code abbreviation for weather; Unscramble one of these names on the 2019 Atlantic hurricane list [Hint: Answers are listed in alphabetical order]


12. YZ = First two letters in an app called 'YZ Score' that is used for Yahtzee; Name a line other than Yahtzee/5 of a Kind on the dice game's scoresheet

13. BONUS ROUND - Since this quiz has an alphabet theme, Scattegories is back for a third (and final?) go-round. Give up to 8 answers (each beginning with a different letter) for one of the three categories below. [Each two correct answers = -1; Additional bonus for total singletons: 1-2 = -1, 3-4 = -2, 5-6 = -4, 7 = -6, 8 = -8; Submitting multiple answers that begin with same letter = 0] {Max bonus = -12}

A. Presidential elections - People (1st or last name) to receive electoral vote for US President since 1948 (Per Wikipedia; Accepting first names as listed on the web page, so neither nor James or William would count)

B. Top 60 US Cities in population (2017 Census estimates)

C. FBS schools with full-time football stadiums of capacity 50,000+; Those commonly abbreviated (such as "UNLV") = U. [Note: There are four schools (second letters A, C, T & T) that fall under "U" using that criteria.]

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TD 414, morbeedo, The Academy Awards

Finding someone to replace the host who resigned in scandal was just one of the many setbacks that plagued this year’s awards. Leading up to the ceremony, the Academy suffered major blowback for trying to tweak the format of the program in an attempt to pull in more viewers. Ultimately, the Academy reversed course and the show came off just fine without a host.

Name any one of the following
  • Host who resigned (but refused to apologize) for a series of homophobic tweets, including one gem about breaking a dollhouse over his son’s head
  • Exciting new category announced for 2020 (that was later scrapped)
  • 4 categories the Academy wanted to cut from the telecast to save time (just kidding!)
  • 4 acting winners from 2018, one of whom lamented on social media that she was “heartbroken” the Academy didn’t invite her to present at this year’s ceremony (the Academy relented and reverted to the tradition of having past winners present the acting categories)
  • 2019 winner of Best Picture (this one didn't go over that well either)
Name any one of the people pictured in this selfie taken during the 2014 awards (Note: First and last name required if you pick one of the 2 people who share a last name)
Name any Best Picture Oscar winner whose title includes part or all of a person's name
Acceptable: Erin Brockovich, Mrs. Brown, The Truth about Kevin. Not acceptable: The Godfather, Birdman

BONUS #1: Name the most recent winner in this group (i.e., films whose title includes part of a person's given name)

Name someone who has won best director more than once. (Hint: It’s not John Bardeen)

5. GOLD RUSH (29)
Name any film that earned a total of 12 nominations or more in all categories

BONUS #2: Name the film that holds the record for largest sweep (winning awards in every nominated category): Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Visual Effects

6. BE BEST (14)
These films have the distinction of earning oscars for BOTH Best Actor and Actress. Name any one of these acting winners
  • 1934 It Happened One Night
  • 1975 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1976 Network
  • 1978 Coming Home
  • 1981 On Golden Pond
  • 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
  • 1997 As Good As It Gets
BONUS #3: Name any of the 3 films that have won the Big Five: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (Original or Adapted)

7. “OLIVIA COLMAN!” (13)
With their losses this year, Glenn Close and Amy Adams are now the most nominated living actresses who have never won, with 7 and 6 nominations each. Name any one of the 13 films for which they were nominated.

Edith Head has the distinction of most awards won by a woman - 8 wins for Costume Design and 35 nominations! Name any one of Edith Head's winning films based on these sketches, OR name the 2019 winner of the award for Costume Design
Bonus #4: Name the eccentric Pixar character said to be inspired by the award-winning designer

9. OH, THE DRAMA! (14)
My favorite episode of the FX series, Feud: Bette and Joan, recreated one of the most outrageous moments in Oscar history. Joan Crawford raged when rival Bette Davis got a Best Actress nod for the psychological horror/thriller in which they co-starred. Slighted yet hell bent on sabotage, Crawford openly campaigned against Davis and lobbied one of the other nominees (on Broadway at the time) to let her accept the award on her behalf if she won. Well, that actress did win, and Crawford pulled off one helluva petty stunt. Name any one of the following:
  • 4 other Best Actress nominees, besides Davis
  • 5 films nominated for Best Actress
  • 2 stars of Feud: Bette and Joan
  • 3 films for which either star of Feud won an Oscar
Bonus #5: Name the year of this Academy Award ceremony

Given the film, name a performer who won an acting Oscar for their screen debut
Best Actress
  • Come Back, Little Sheba, 1952
  • Mary Poppins, 1964
  • Funny Girl, 1968
  • Children of a Lesser God, 1986
Best Supporting Actor
  • The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946
  • Ordinary People, 1980
  • The Killing Fields, 1984
Best Supporting Actress
  • Anthony Adverse, 1936
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1943
  • All the King's Men, 1949
  • On the Waterfront, 1954
  • East of Eden, 1955
  • Paper Moon, 1973
  • The Piano, 1993
  • Dreamgirls, 2006
  • 12 Years a Slave, 2013
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TD 415, clt013, Anniversary Edition

Q1-Q4 are based on the four good-luck objects a bride should carry on her wedding day

1. Something "old" - Answer one of these clues about words that include those three letters. [Number of letters in parentheses.]

This is worn over the eyes when playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey (9)
Paula Abdul sang about this kind of "snake" (11)
The husband of an adulteress (7)
A state of inactivity, stagnation or depression (8)
To give someone the courage or confidence to do something (8)
A perennial, mostly herbaceous plant in the sunflower family (8)
A character, word or string of characters used to take up space until the space is needed (11)
Burning slowly with smoke but no flame (10)
A person who serves in an army (7)
A story or event not narrated or recounted (6)

2. Something "new" - Answer one of these clues related to New Hampshire

This is the only city in the state with a population over 100,000
Primary polls open at midnight in this "DN"
The University of New Hampshire sports teams have this nickname
License plates contain this 4-word state motto
This river is along the border with Vermont
This Ivy League school is in Hanover
Name an Interstate found in the state (Multiple answers - scored separately)
The "Presidential" mountains can be found in this range
The Fisher Cats are a Class AA affiliate of this MLB team
This largest lake's name is 13 letters in length

3. Something "borrowed" - Each clue lists an artist and title with a song from which they sampled in parentheses. Name the artist for one of the "borrowed" tunes (found in parentheses).

[Example: Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby" ("Under Pressure") = Queen / David Bowie (the artists of "Under Pressure")]

Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment" ("Take on Me")
Will Smith, "Wild, Wild West" ("I Wish")
Mariah Carey, "Fantasy" ("Genius of Love")
Destiny's Child, "Bootylicious" ("Edge of Seventeen")
MC Hammer, "U Can't Touch This" ("Super Freak")
Taylor Swift, "Look What You Made Me Do" ("I'm Too Sexy")
Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines" ("Got to Give It Up")
PM Dawn, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" ("True")
Ray Parker, Jr., "Ghostbusters" ("I Want a New Drug")
Salt-N-Pepa, "Let's Talk About Sex" ("I'll Take You There")
Jessica Simpson, "I Think I'm in Love" ("Jack & Diane")

4. Something "blue" - Name one of these shades of blue

Jennifer Grey's character in Dirty Dancing
NFL and NHL teams in different cities of the same state share this location name
Element with atomic number 27
Icehouse reached #7 in 1988 with a song about this shade of blue
The 50th state's capital
Transition time from one day to the next
Service academy based in Annapolis
1995 movie about a mysterious albino teenager
Prince Charles, for one
The nickname of Chicago's WNBA team

Q5-Q7 are based on the date of my wedding

5. March - Given the first and total number of letters, name one of these instruments you might see in a marching band. [First 4 = Woodwinds, Next 4 = Brass, Last 4 = Percussion, *=Type of drum]

P (7)
F (5)
C (8)
S (9)

T (7)
H (4)
T (8)
T (4)

*S (5)
C (7)
*B (4)
B (5)

6. 27 - Could begin the ditloid "27 B in the NT", which = 27 books in the New Testament. Solve one of these ditloids.

3 W on a T
5 T on a F
13 I in a B D
14 D in a F
15 M on a D M C
23 P of C in the HB
50 W to L Y L
52 C in a D
88 K on the P
90 D in a R A

7. 1999 - Answer one of these clues about sporting events that occurred 20 years ago

January - This school won the NCAA football title in their first season after Peyton Manning graduated
February - This league cancelled its All-Star Game due to an extended lockout
March - This school beat Duke to win its first NCAA men's basketball title
April - This Spaniard won the Masters for a second time
May - The Indianapolis 500 winner was Kenny Brack from this country
June - Buffalo fans were not pleased by the overtime goal that gave this team the Stanley Cup
July - Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and their mates won the Women's World Cup Final in this stadium
September - This American won the first of her more than 20 Grand Slam titles at the US Open
October - This team won its second straight World Series
December - The St. Louis Rams clinched home field for the NFC playoffs behind this former backup QB

Q8-Q12 are based on "traditional" anniversary gifts

8. Paper (1st) - Finish the name of the largest (most circulated) newspaper in one of these cities

Des Moines
San Diego
St. Louis

9. Wood (5th) - Name one of these types of trees

"Sing" character voiced by Scarlett Johansson
Very lightweight wood popular in model airplanes
Budweiser is aged with chips of this wood
First name of Indiana Senator Bayh who authored 25th and 26th amendments to Constitution
Symbol of holiness, eternity and peace that is on the flag of Lebanon
Diana Ross starred in this 1975 film
This is the wood of choice for bowling pins & alley lanes, pool cue shafts and butcher's blocks
The Wye ___ in Maryland was estimated to be 460 years old when blown down by a storm in 2002
Last name of actor Robert who played the sergeant on CHiPs and has famous actor son Chris
The Little House on the Prairie television series was set in _____ Grove, Minnesota

10. Tin/Aluminum (10th) - The element of Aluminum has the symbol Al - which is also the postal abbreviation for Alabama. Name one of these other elements that shares its symbol with a state's postal abbreviation.


11. Crystal (15th) - Answer one of these clues about people or things including "crystal"

Former Saturday Night Live cast member who starred in "City Slickers" and "When Harry Met Sally"
Singer known for 1990s dance hits "Gypsy Woman" and "100% Pure Love"
Younger sister of Loretta Lynn known for long hair and the 1982 duet "You and I" with Eddie Rabbitt
Actress who played K.C. on "Happy Days", Amy on "It's a Living" and Helen on "Wings"
1982 film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz that features a Gelfling's quest to restore balance to his alien world
Runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol with albums "Farmer's Daughter" and "All That for This"
Low-calorie powdered beverage mix produced by Kraft
Late 1970s and early 1980s ads showed 'high-end' restaurants' coffee secretly switched with these
City located northwest of Chicago that has neighborhoods which ring its namesake body of water
Premier League team based in London that is nicknamed "The Eagles" and "The Glaziers"

12. China (20th) - Name an animal of the Chinese zodiac

13. BONUS ROUND - Give up to 6 answers from one of the two categories (-1 for correct, 0 for sheep)

A. My wife and I went to Bermuda for our honeymoon - via a non-stop flight from Baltimore. That route no longer exists, but name up to six cities (of the 10 according to Wiki) that currently have non-stop flights to the island. You may also give the airport code for Bermuda as one of the six responses.

B. David Carr (#1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft) had his wedding the same day as ours. Name up to six quarterbacks that have been selected #1 overall since Houston chose Carr.

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TD 416, clt013, HHH

1. Conference Tournaments - Name a conference whose champion receives a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2. Selection Sunday - Name a state with multiple teams in the 2019 men's tournament.

3. First Four - The opening games of the tournament are held in Dayton. Name another host city for this year's men's tournament.

4. Round of 64 - Give the team nickname (such as Anteaters, Braves, etc.) for one of these #14, #15 or #16 seeds who pulled upsets since 2000.

Florida Gulf Coast
Georgia State
Middle Tennessee
Norfolk State
Northwestern State
Stephen F. Austin

5. Round of 32 - Name a state that has not had a school advance past this round since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

6. Sweet Sixteen - Name a women's team seeded #1, #2, #3 or #4 in this year's tournament.

7. Elite Eight - Name a school to reach this round as a double digit seed since 1985. [Hint: Correct answers begin with D (2), G (2), K, L (2), M, P, S, T (2), V & X]

8. Final Four - Given their initials and the years of their first appearance with each team, name one of these coaches who has led multiple schools to the men's or women's (indicated by *) national semifinals.

RP: 1987, 1993, 2005
RW: 1991, 2005
ES: 1978, 1995
FM: 1952, 1957
LK: 1994, 2016
HD: 1972, 1983
JG: 1948, 1961
LO: 1980, 1988
GB: 1973, 1976
FA: 1950, 1957
LR: 1977, 1980
BH: 1992, 2010
LH: 1970, 1989
*C.VS: 1982, 1993, 2000
*GB: 1998, 2011

9. National Championship - Name a city that has hosted both men's and women's championship games.

10. NIT - Name a school to win more than one title in the "consolation" tournament that once was more prestigious than the NCAA. [Hint: Correct answers begin with B (2), D, K, L, M (2), O, P (2), S (3), T (2), V (2) and W]

11. BONUS ROUND - Answer any or all of the following (-1 for each correct response)

A. Give a team nickname shared by more than one school in the 2019 men's tournament

B. I attended games in both the men's (1st round) and women's (2nd round) tournaments this year. Name either of the cities I visited to watch those contests.

C. Men's tournament games currently air on CBS, TBS, TNT and what other network?

D. The song "One Shining Moment" is traditionally played to close coverage of the men's tournament. What singer's version (believed to be the last song they recorded before suffering a stroke and dying) has been used the most times?

E. Which letter begins the most first names of people named Most Outstanding Player of the women's tournament?

F. The only person named Most Outstanding Player of the men's tournament for both a winning and losing team (which happened in back-to-back years more than half a century ago) played for this college.

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TD 417, Peachbox, Short Quiz On Random Trivia

1. M.O.
All answers will be two words, the first beginning with M and the second beginning with O. Provide both words in your answer.

This phrase is Latin for "method of operation"
Montgomery Ward, Sears, Lands End, etc. had (or still have) these kinds of catalogs
This is a type of small citrus fruit
Alex Trebek’s favorite animal
She’s a Columbia grad and was U.S. first lady from 2009-2017
Colm Meaney played this character on Star Trek: The Next Generation
Only world capital and country that fit this question
This Russian-born dance and acting teacher was also a character actress, often playing an
older "Madame" somebody in classic films.
He is the author of The English Patient and other novels
This NFL defensive lineman for the Rams from 1962-1976 was also the star of the TV series Father Murphy
She was an Irish-born actress whose credits include The Quiet Man, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Miracle on 34th Street
This is the pen name of a (former) member of SEAL Team Six who wrote No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden

2. 100 YEARS AGO

Identify one of these events that happened in 1919.

January 6 - This former U.S. President died at the age of 60
January 15 - A storage tank in Boston exploded, releasing a deadly wave of this sticky substance
January 16 - There were about to be many dry eyes in the house when the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which authorized this, was ratified
February – Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith formed this movie studio
June 15 - He and his forces attacked Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
June 28 - The Treaty of __________ was signed, ending World War I
August 11 - Curly Lambeau founded this NFL team
October - Nine players on this baseball team conspired to throw the World Series
December 26 - Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold this player’s contract to the New York Yankees for $100,000
His The Magnificent Ambersons won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction
This "Man of 1,000 Faces" starred in The Miracle Man
Sir Barton became the first horse to win the races known collectively as this

BONUS: In November 1919, a prototype of this cartoon character –- without a bag of tricks -- appeared in Feline Follies. No penalty for a wrong guess. -2 pts.

Identify one of the following stuffed foods.

Middle Eastern/central Asian layered pastry of Phyllo dough filled with nuts, honey, and/or fruit. Not to be confused with an 1854 Crimean War battle.
Baked Italian turnover with pizza-type filling
Meat, potato, and vegetable-filled pastry associated with a county in southwest England
Porcine name for pastry- or bacon-wrapped sausage
This dish’s name comes from the Spanish empanar, or "enbreaded"
Name for central European dumplings; you can see them racing at Pittsburgh Pirates games
Russian puff pastry not to be confused with the choice above
Breaded chicken stuffed with butter is known by this name
Fried or baked with filling, this food’s name comes from the Persian "sanbosag"
Turnover wrapped with Italian cheeses and cold cuts. Same name as a villain in Pinocchio or an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
A chicken stuffed inside a duck inside a turkey

Identify one of the people in these pictures, then try your hand at the bonus. Figuring out the bonus may help you come back to this question and i.d. some pictures you hadn't before. Also, the ballplayer pictured is now with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

BONUS: What distinction links the names (first or last) of all of the answers? No penalty for a wrong guess. -3 points

Since this quiz was posted on April 1, here’s a Q about songs with the word "fool" in them. Identify the artist. Year of release is provided; be sure to include the letter with your answer.

A. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? – 1956
B. The Fool on the Hill –1967
C. Chain of Fools – 1967
D. Everybody Plays the Fool –1972
E. Fool for the City – 1975
F. What a Fool Believes –1978
G. Fool if You Think It’s Over –1978
H. Foolish Heart* – 1984
I. Foolish Games - 1995
J. Lovefool – 1997
K. Fortunate Fool - 2001
L. I Was a Fool – 2013

*Be careful on this one


All options will have one part that relates to the movie The Wizard of Oz (except the first one -- BOTH halves of its answer come from that movie). Provide both parts of the answer in your response. Example: Actor who played five parts in TWoO + type of equine = Frank (Morgan) Horse

Character married to Uncle Henry + place where Dorothy and pals get spiffed up
Donovan hit song from 1973 + colored walkway in Munchkinland
Actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West + a world capital and country
Blithe Spirit author + feline without courage, initially
Brie Larson role + Amazon series with Rachel Brosnahan (omit “The”)
Brand of vinyl dolls with big heads + flowers that "will put them [Dorothy, et. al.] to sleep"
World War I canine hero and movie star + character who needed a heart
Oswald's killer + Dorothy’s sparkling shoes
Mr. O'Rourke, who ran for the U.S. Senate from Texas in 2018 + Dorothy's dog
Character who need a brain + metal rod to pry open things
"Cradle Song" published in 1868 + 3-girl group that welcomed Dorothy

Identify one of the following aviators pictured here. You may see a purple box that says “load more images." Years the photos were taken have been added. Last name only is fine, even for the pictures with two people. (Gallery says "aviator bonus," but it's just a regular question.)

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TD 418, Ironhorse, Haken

1. Atlas Stone

I am preparing for a cross-country move to North Carolina this summer, so this question is about some of the places that will be on the atlas of my new home. Identify one of the NC towns or cities described here. LETTER REQUIRED

A) Small town generally credited as the spot of the Wright Brothers’ first flight *
B) This locale’s tourist attractions include the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Carowinds amusement park
C) Research Triangle suburb that shares a name with one of the most famous actors of the first half of the 20th century
D) College town with a music scene that gave birth to Ben Folds Five, Archers of Loaf, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers
E) Home of the NHL’s Hurricanes
F) City that shares a name with the most populous city in another state, but is actually the larger of the two cities
G) This town gave its name to a private Baptist college that moved to another entry on this list in 1956
H) Home of the Tampa Bay Rays’ AAA affiliate, the Bulls
I) Hometown of Andy Griffith, which bills itself as the “Modern Day Mayberry”
J) This hyphenated city is often called “Camel City” because of its historically dominant industry
K) Site of the famous 1960s sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter

* - The modern town of Kill Devil Hills did not exist at the time, so I am not looking for that

2. Cockroach King

Give the common name of one of these insects. I have provided the order for each one.

Dermaptera - Possibly named due to an old wives’ tale that it would reach the brain by entering the body through a certain orifice
Lepidoptera - The only insect to lend its name to a swimming stroke
Orthoptera - According to the Bible, this plus honey constituted the diet of John the Baptist
Coleoptera - Beetle that devastated the economy of the South by feeding on cotton, though many credit it for forcing economic diversification there
Hymenoptera - Predatory wasp, and the mascot of an ACC school
Mantodea - Commonly named for its religious-seeming posture
Neuroptera - Predator that lays traps in which ants fall. Its larvae are often called doodlebugs in the South.
Coleoptera- The common British name of this insect is shared with the nickname of a First Lady
Zygentoma - Wingless insect, named for its light grey hue and for the non-insect creature thought to move in a similar way
Orthoptera - Dolbear’s law states the relationship between the temperature and the chirping of this insect.

3. Aquarius

Name one of the twelve commonly accepted zodiac signs.

4. Sun

Identify one of these things that begins with "sun".

13th century monarch who founded the Mali Empire
Show currently airing on Nick Jr. featuring a 10 year old hairstylist with a talking dog named Doodle
Orange flavored drink distributed by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group
#1 hit for Gordon Lightfoot in 1974
Prominent drone metal band from Seattle
In economics, a cost that cannot be recovered
Los Angeles street that lent its name to a 1950 movie
The largest denomination of Islam
1984 Sondheim musical about George Seurat
NCAA conference consisting of southern schools
Political family including George H.W. Bush’s Chief of Staff, a former US Senator, and the current governor of New Hampshire
Suburb of Miami with a population of about 80,000

5. Falling Back to Earth

This song's lyrics are largely based on the tale of Icarus, so you'll need to name one of these figures from Greek mythology.

The ferryman on the river Styx
Builder of the Labyrinth and father of Icarus
Chief of the muses, and namesake of a modern musical instrument
Hero who boarded the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece
Daughter of Atlas who detained Odysseus for seven years
Nymph who could not verbally express her love for Narcissus
Figure chained to a rock to have his liver eaten daily
Beautiful woman whose face launched a thousand ships
Warrior whose only vulnerability was his heel
Musician who couldn’t resist turning around to look for his wife
Cyclops blinded by “no one”

6. The Mountain

Provide the country of one of these mountains. I have avoided mountains that straddle international borders. LETTER REQUIRED

A. Fuji
B. Table Mountain
C. Logan
D. Popocatépetl
E. Kilimanjaro
F. Masherbrum/K1
G. Elbrus
H. Kirkjufell
I. Weisshorn
J. Denali
K. Aoraki/Mount Cook

7. Vector

This album released last fall was something of a concept album, and the band has acknowledged a number of concepts from popular psychology that influenced the story. Name one of these psychology concepts based on a short excerpt from its Wikipedia entry. Most of these would be covered in an introductory course. LETTER REQUIRED

A. "a condition which causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity"
B. "(name of answer)’s early experiments used manipulation of events or stimuli preceding behavior (i.e., a tone) to produce salivation in dogs"
C. "a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person's addiction, poor mental health... or underachievement"
D. "participants were led to believe that they were assisting an unrelated experiment, in which they had to administer electric shocks to a 'learner'."
E. "when the subject correctly performs the behavior, the chamber mechanism* delivers food or another reward"
F. "in the study, volunteers were randomly assigned to be either "guards" or "prisoners" in a mock prison"
G. (answer) can be contrasted with the foot-in-the-door (FITD) technique, in which a persuader begins with a small request and gradually increases the demands of each request. Both the FITD and (answer) increase the likelihood a respondent will agree to the second request"
H. "a factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance"
I. "a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. It was first described by Walter Bradford Cannon"
J. "a technique whereby exposure to one stimulus influences a response to a subsequent stimulus, without conscious guidance or intention. For example, the word NURSE is recognized more quickly following the word DOCTOR than following the word BREAD"
K. "...used the terms "physiological", "safety", "belonging and love", "social needs" or "esteem", and "self-actualization" to describe the pattern through which human motivations generally move"

* this specific device is the answer I'm looking for

8. 1985

Answer one of these questions about events that took place the year before I was born.

January - This MTV competitor that targeted a slightly older demographic launches
February - This basketball coach throws a chair onto the court
March - The FDA approves the first test for this virus
April - This flop soft drink product is launched
May - President Reagan controversially visits a military cemetery in this German town
June - A Soviet national throws acid on Danaë, a 1636 painting by this artist. He is later declared criminally insane
July - In New Zealand, French agents sink the Rainbow Warrior, a ship operated by this activist organization
August - This 13-year old girl, famous for her anti nuclear-war activism, dies in a plane crash
September - The Titanic is found by an expedition led by Jean-Louis Michel and this American oceanographer
October - The Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, helped tremendously by a bad call by this umpire in Game 6
November - This Soviet chess Grandmaster defeats Anatoly Karpov in a match becomes the youngest world champion to that point
December - This Supreme Court Justice, who famously knew pornography when he saw it, dies

9. Red Giant

Name one of these people who are 6'4" or taller.

Answer to an October Final Jeopardy in the category Oscar Hyphenates
Actor recently named as a Russian special envoy to the US
Political commentator who hosted the highest rated TV cable news show for 16 years before his sudden firing
Illinois man who, at 8’11”, was the tallest person in history to have his height officially verified
Tallest player in WNBA history at 7’2”; drafted 1st overall by the Utah Starzz in 1998, died of a heart attack in 2011
Writer and director of 1973’s Westworld, but better known for his later novels
Stage magician most associated with a duo; also known for his advocacy of atheism and free market capitalism
2019 inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the first posthumous inductee since Roberto Clemente
Charismatic late lead singer of heavy metal band Type O Negative
Democratic US Senator for West Virginia from 1985 to 2005
World leader who went “incognito” on his Grand Embassy, however, his height made him difficult to go undercover
Public figure introduced last month as the new spokesman for Papa John's last month

10. The Good Doctor

Identify one of these notable "doctors" (okay, maybe one or two really are). All answers are in the form Dr. ____ (you can omit Dr. when answering)

Orangutan who was Minister of Science in 1968’s Planet of the Apes
Title character of a 1958 Ian Fleming novel
Theodor Geisel
American rapper, whose hits include The Next Episode and Nuthin’ but a G Thang
Title character of a Joss Whedon miniseries, with a Sing-Along Blog
According to Motley Crue, the one that makes ya feel alright
Celebrity psychologist McGraw
Physician nearly executed for treating John Wilkes Booth
According to They Might Be Giants, drummer who is not a real doctor
Nickname of 1980s Utah Jazz player Darrell Griffith
The most well known Time Lord
Nemesis of Austin Powers

11. English rock bands

Haken are an English band. Name the English rock band behind one of these songs, given year of release. None of the answers are solo artists.

Careful with that Axe, Eugene (1968)
Roundabout (1971)
Fat Bottomed Girls (1978)
Train in Vain (1980)
2 Minutes to Midnight (1984)
The Killing Moon (1984)
Personal Jesus (1989)
Don’t Look Back in Anger (1996)
Song 2 (1997)
Myxomatosis (2003)
Knights of Cydonia (2006)
Fear of a Blank Planet (2007)
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (2013)

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TD 419, clt013, TD or Not TD

1. Ted Danson was first nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1983 and later won twice. Name another person to win "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" since Danson's initial nomination in 1983. [Hint: Initials include (but not limited to) JH, JR, RG, RM, BR, KG, JL, EM, RR, TS, AB, JP, JT and DG.]

2. Tammy Duckworth is currently a US Senator from Illinois. Name another female member of the current US Senate.

3. Tony Dungy is a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach who led the Colts to a Super Bowl XLI win. Name another Super Bowl champion coach who either: 1) Won since Dungy's title or 2) Is in the Hall of Fame as a coach [That latter requirement means Mike Ditka (in the Hall of Fame as a player) does not count.]

4. Timothy Dalton has played James Bond on film, while Sean Connery did so in movies such as Dr. No. Connery also won an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor) in 1987 - name that film or one he appeared in (per Wikipedia) since then. [Uncredited cameos or voice roles do not count.]

5. The Tulsa Drillers are a minor league baseball team. Name another city starting with T or D that is home to a minor league club. [Hint: States include (but not limited to) FL, IA, OH and WA.]

6. The Dalles is a city in Oregon. Name a city in that state with population (2017 estimates) over 50,000.

7. Tiny Dancer is an Elton John song that did not crack the Top 40 on the Billboard chart. Name one of his songs that reached the Top 3. [Hint: Initials of titles include (but not limited to) CR, D, IG, LJ & PF.]

8. Taxi Driver was a 1976 movie. Those two words could also be a description for the host of Cash Cab - which can be seen on Game Show Network. Name the host of one of these other shows that currently air on the network. [Note: For Family Feud and The Newlywed Game, looking for the most recent host - so not Dawson, Combs, Eubanks, etc.]

America Says
Common Knowledge
Caroline & Friends
The Chase
Wheel of Fortune
Catch 21
Snap Decision
Family Feud
The Newlywed Game

9. Thanksgiving Day traditions include the Macy's parade in New York. Name one of the giant character balloons (not counting the Macy's stars or spheres) featured in the 2018 event.

10. Toronto-Dominion bank and its subsidiaries own naming rights to buildings including the TD Garden in Boston. The hockey Bruins share that arena with the basketball Celtics. [Other cities where NHL & NBA franchises share arenas include (but are not limited to) Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.] Name an NHL team that does not share its home with an NBA club.

11. Teapot Dome was a scandal that marred Warren Harding's less than full-term as US President. Name another president who served a "partial" term (which in some cases are in addition to 4-year terms they actually completed) due to death, resignation or succeeding a departed chief executive.

12. TD is the NATO code for Trinidad and Tobago. Name another 2-letter code starting with either T or D.

13. BONUS ROUND - Give up to six answers from one of the four categories (-1 for each correct response, 0 for sheep in each category - unless there is only 1 entrant for a category in which case there is no "sheep"). All clues refer to a "TD" and the numbers in parentheses correspond to the amount of letters in each of the answers.

A. Sports - Players who appeared in Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Final or NBA Finals.

New York Mets catcher (2015) [6,1'6]
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder (1963, 1966) [5,5]
Baltimore Orioles pitcher (1971) [3,5]
San Antonio Spurs forward/center (6x from 1999-2014) [3,6]
Atlanta Falcons receiver/kick returner (Super Bowl XXXIII) [3,6]
Carolina Panthers linebacker (Super Bowl 50) [6,5]
Baltimore Ravens quarterback (Super Bowl XXXV) [5,6]
Dallas Cowboys running back (Super Bowl XII, XIII) [4,7]
Denver Broncos running back (Super Bowl XXXII, XXXIII) [7,5]
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman (2017) [6,5]

B. Music - Artists or songs to reach Billboard Top 40

Artists (Song title and year provided)
Don't Rush Me (1988) [6,5]
She Blinded Me With Science (1983) [6,5]
Three Stars (1959) [5,3]
Didn't I [Blow Your Mind This Time] (1970) [3,9]
Let's Go (2004) [5,5]

Songs (Artist and year provided)
Heart (1986 #1) [5,6]
Katy Perry (2010 #1) [7,5]
DNA ft. Suzanne Vega (1990 #5) [3'1,5]
Rolling Stones (1972 #7) [8,4]
Garth Brooks (1990 #1 Country) [3,5]

C. Politics - US Senators or Representatives

SD - House (1979-87), Senate (1987-2005) [3,7]
VA - House (1995-2008) [6,5]
TX - House (1985-2006) [3,5]
NY - House (1975-1993) [6,6]
VA - House (1959-1977) [6,7]
VA - House (2005-2009) [6,5]
NY - House (1959-1974) [8,6]
FL - House (2010-current) [3,6]
CT - Senate (1959-1971) [6,4]
IL - House (2013-2017), Senate (2017-current) [5,9]

D. TV/Movies - Titles or Emmy Award nominees

Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson (1); Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams (2) {HBO} [4,9]
Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher (FOX 2006-2010) [3,5]
Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell (CBS 2010-11) [3,9]
Craig T. Nelson, Jayne Brook (CBS 2000-2004) [3,8]
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood (2000 film) [8,4]
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson (2006 film) [3,8]
Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan (1991 film) [3,5]

Emmy nominees
Judging Amy (Supporting) [4,4]
Who's the Boss? [4,5]
The Sopranos (Guest) [3,4]

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TD 420, SenseiCAY, Free Your Mind

Q1 - Trees - Give a common phrase or word that includes the word "tree" or "trees" and is NOT the name of an actual kind of living tree (e.g. not "pine tree"; if I've heard of it, or I can Google it and can easily find its meaning, I'll count it). "Tree" and "Trees" themselves also do not count.

Q2 - Herb - KFC's original recipe is kept under lock and key, and under heavy surveillance, but the Colonel's second wife also allegedly had it written on the back of her last will. While KFC denies that the recipe is accurate, the Chicago tribune tested the recipe out and it did produce something that was "indistinguishable" from chicken bought at a Chicago-area KFC. Name one of the 11 herbs or spices that goes into the Colonel's original recipe (Note: although the spices are to be mixed with two cups of white flour, flour is not a correct answer; the Chicago Tribune also confirmed that MSG is added to the spice mix, but was not in the original list of 11, so MSG will also not be accepted).

Q3 - Midnight Toker - in a certain song by the Steve Miller Band, the singer says that "I'm a midnight toker." Other than a midnight toker, name something, according to the chorus of the song, that the singer either claims to be (the song lyrics say "I'm a _____"), or, according to the song's opening verse, the singer is called by some people ("Some people call me _____").

Q4 - Hash(tags) - Below are some tweets that include some of the most used hashtags of all time (with the hashtags edited out, of course). Name one of the hashtags being used. I'll use my discretion if you're close. Some of the pictures might come out a bit small - click on them to enlarge.

Link if the album doesn't embed: Click here

Q5 - MJ - Name a player, other than Michael Jordan, that started at least 3 games for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals in the 1990s.

Q5 Bonus (-3 points) - a well-known part of the experience of attending a Bulls game was the introduction of their starting lineup, featuring a computer-generated animation of a bull charging through the city, and what stellar piece of music by the Alan Parsons Project?

Q6 - Marijuana - As of the time of this game, name a US state where marijuana is legal for both recreational and medical use.

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TD 421, gamawire, Short and Sweet

1. Name an actor or actress who portrayed a major character from either iteration of One Day at a Time. I am defining major character as someone who appeared in at least half the episodes (10 possible answers).

2. Name a judge from America’s Got Talent (past, present, or announced) (10 possible answers).

3. Name a Jeopardy champion who competed in the All-Star Tournament (18 possible answers).

4. Name a person portrayed in the Broadway musical Hamilton (18 possible answers).

5. Name a current world capital beginning with the letter D (official or de facto) (11 possible answers).

6. Name a team that made the NBA playoffs this season (2018-2019) (16 possible answers).

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TD 422, clt013, 1990

1. Name a "Big 4" (MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL) expansion team to join its league since 1990. Franchises established before 1990 and moving after then do not count. [Note: Franchises established after 1990 that have moved and/or changed names will be scored together. (i.e. If they had qualified, Hartford Whalers would have been counted with Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Bullets with Wizards)]

2. Given the actors, name one of the highest-grossing films of the year. [Note: Two of the titles are sequels and the number is required.]

Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell (Best Picture)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler
Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia
Quartet of animals mutated by toxic waste voiced by Brian Tochi, Corey Feldman, Josh Pais and Robbie Rist
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pamela Reed, Penelope Ann Miller

3. Name one of these TV shows that premiered in 1990.

David Lynch mystery horror drama centering on the murder of Laura Palmer
Sitcom about brothers who operate Sandpiper Air at an airport in Nanutcket
Game show hosted by Mike Reilly that aired following Super Jeopardy! for twelve summer Saturday nights
Comedy-drama about a New York City native doctor sent to the remote town of Cicely, Alaska
Show with theme song describing how a boy from Pennsylvania wound up across the country
Police and legal drama which would air for 20 seasons and spawn several spin-offs
TV Guide dubbed this Steven Bochco police series as "the single most bizarre TV musical of all time"
Superhero series whose star now plays the main character's father on the current CW show of the same title
Sitcom about a 30-year-old paperboy who lived in an apartment above his parents' garage
Teen drama series whose stars included the producer's daughter

4. Name the capital of a state that either I-19 or I-90 passes through.

5. I started college in the fall of 1990 at a Missouri Valley Conference school in Illinois. Name a Division I basketball school that is located in a state bordering Iowa, but does not play in the Big Ten, Big 12 or MVC.

6. Given their song titles, name one of these artists with multiple songs on the 1990 year-end Hot 100.

Janie's Got a Gun, What It Takes
Poison, Do Me!
We Didn't Start the Fire, I Go to Extremes
Escapade, Rhythm Nation, Alright, Come Back to Me, Black Cat
Vision of Love, Love Takes Time
Have You Seen Her, U Can't Touch This
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, How Can We Be Lovers, When I'm Back on My Feet Again
Blame It on the Rain, All or Nothing
Another Day in Paradise, Do You Remember, I Wish It Would Rain Down, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
It Must Have Been Love, Dangerous
Roam, Love Shack
Hold On, Release Me

7. Name one of these people who were born in 1990.

Professional surfer whose return to the sport after losing her left arm in a shark attack was told in a 2011 movie
The Hunger Games film actor who married Miley Cyrus in 2018
Actress best known for playing Haley on Modern Family
Winner of Golden Globe Awards for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and Joy
Actor who played the son of Renee Zellweger's character in Jerry Maguire
Australian actress who has portrayed an American figure skater and British queen in movies
She has played a Swan in one film series and Snow White in another movie
Canadian singer who held the top 3 positions on the R&B chart with "Can't Feel My Face", "Earned It" and "The Hills"
The "other" (not Steph Curry) half of Golden State's 'Splash Brothers'
Her films include The Perks of Being a Wallflower, This is the End, Noah and The Circle

8. Name one of these people who died in 1990.

Actor who is most known for playing The Skipper on Gilligan's Island
President of El Salvador from 1984-1989
Loyola-Marymount basketball star who collapsed on the court due to a heart condition
Sweden-born actress who is associated with line "I want to be alone. I just want to be alone." from Grand Hotel
Rat Pack member known for song "The Candy Man"
Host of 23 shows including The Price is Right from 1956-1966
"Double Trouble" guitarist who perished in helicopter crash at age 35
Anchor for CBS Evening News from 1947-1962
British writer known for children's books such as James and the Giant Peach and Matilda
Coach who led Redskins to Super Bowl VII and whose son was later a Virginia Governor and Senator

9. Answer one of these clues relating to events that transpired in 1990.

This General was deposed as leader of Panama and surrendered to American forces
This man was released after spending 27 years behind bars at Victor Verster Prison
This film staring Jessica Tandy won Best Picture at the Academy Awards
Violetta Chamorro was elected President of this Central American country
This best known (and alliterative) Berlin Wall crossing point was dismantled
West Germany defeated Argentina in the FIFA World Cup final held in this European country
President Bush met with Soviet President Gorbachev in this Scandinavian capital to discuss the Persian Gulf crisis
This fast food restaurant opened its first location in mainland China
This UK Prime Minister resigned after 11 years in office
Jean-Bertrand Aristide's election as president ends 3 decades of military rule in this country

10. Name any current member of Congress who has been in office (House, Senate or both) since 1990. [Hints: States include (but not limited to): AK, GA, IA, KY, MD, MI, NY, OH, OR & VT; Initials include (but not limited to): BC, HR, JI, JL, MM, NP, CS & RS]

11. The Soviet Union began breaking up in 1990 as three Baltic states declared independence. Name the capital of one of these post-Soviet states.


12. The decennial Census took place in 1990 and led to some states gaining or losing House seats in the 1992 election. Name any state that saw their number of representatives change based on the 1990 Census. [21 correct answers = almost a 50/50 shot with a guess]

13. BONUS ROUND #1 - Give up to 5 answers (-1 for correct, 0 for sheep)

These two NCAA football teams shared the national title following the 1990 season
This movie rating (replacing X) was first used in 1990
This TV show featuring Willie, Kate, Lynn and Brian Tanner hosting extraterrestrial Gordon Shumway ended in 1990
I-90 intersects I-29 near this city with a population over 180,000
This is the only shared nickname (Tigers, Bulldogs, etc.) among the teams in the Big 12 and Missouri Valley Conference
Bette Midler won a Grammy Award with this song that was a frequent "long distance dedication"
Alliterative American Idol winner born in 1990
"Fanfare for the Common Man" composer who died in December 1990
This Supreme Court Justice (who retired in 2009) joined the court in 1990
German Unity Day is celebrated on the 3rd day of this month
Bishkek is the capital of this country
Summer Sanders won gold at the Goodwill Games held in this US city

14. BONUS ROUND #2 - What was the population of the US (rounded to nearest million) according to the 1990 Census? Three closest answers receive -3, -2 and -1. [Submit answer in millions]

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TD 423, morbeedo, Mini-TD #7

1. EDGAR ALLAN POE (many answers)
Name any short story by Edgar Allan Poe

2. ON THE AVENUE I'M TAKING YOU TO (many answers)
Name any avenue in Manhattan. The word avenue must appear in the name. Different names for the same thoroughfare will be scored together

3. POLYGONS (12)
Give the general name for a polygon with any number of sides between 3 and 14. Reasonably close spellings will be accepted.

Name any one of these women who lived in the beginning of the 20th century
  • Irish-born American schoolteacher and dressmaker, organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union, denounced on the floor of the U.S. Senate as the "grandmother of all agitators". An investigative news magazine is named for her.
  • American novelist and playwright born in NYC, wrote about the lives and morals of the Gilded Age, first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921 for The Age of Innocence
  • American journalist who traveled around the world in 72 days and wrote the popular exposé, Ten Days in a Mad-House, about her time undercover in a mental institution
  • American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Hosted a Paris salon frequented by Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Matisse. Credited with the term, Lost Generation. Known for the quote, "There is no there there."
  • American activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Popularized the term "birth control" and opened the first birth control clinic in the United States
  • Suffragette, pacifist, radical socialist, birth control supporter, world-famous speaker, author and an advocate for people with disabilities
  • Leading muckraker of the Progressive Era and pioneer of investigative journalism. Best known for her 1904 book, The History of the Standard Oil Company
  • African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. Led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. One of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. Lifelong friend of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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