September 18, 2012

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Round 1

  1. What country has the highest per-capita beer consumption rate in the world?
    Czech Republic
  2. What two U.S. states contain the endpoints of the Appalachian Trail?
    • Georgia
    • Maine
  3. What Shakespeare play features cannibalism as a plot point?
    Titus Andronicus
  4. What Swiss artist won an Academy Award for his visual effects work on the film Alien?
    H.R. Giger
  5. What is the name of the World War II destroyer escort moored on the Hudson River in Albany?
    USS Slater
  6. What rock band’s name comes from a World War II era term for UFOs?
    Foo Fighters

Round 2

  1. What airport was known as Orchard Field until 1949?
    Chicago O’Hare (hence the abbreviation ORD)
  2. What current Major League Baseball stadium has the highest seating capacity?
    Dodger Stadium
  3. What are the six different army colors in the board game Risk?
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Blue
    • Pink
    • Black
  4. Among this classical composer’s 106 symphonies are ones nicknamed Surprise, Farewell, Drumroll, and London.
    Franz Joseph Haydn
  5. What company’s mascot is officially named “Bibendum”?
    Michelin
  6. What southeast Asian nation of over 150 million people is the most populous country in the world never to have won an Olympic medal?
    Bangladesh

Round 3

Name the states whose license plates feature (or used to feature) these slogans. For example…

  1. The Natural State
    Arkansas
  2. Unbridled Spirit
    Kentucky
  3. Great Faces, Great Places
    South Dakota
  4. The Last Frontier
    Alaska
  5. First in Flight
    North Carolina
  6. Birthplace of Aviation
    Ohio
  7. Sportsman’s Paradise
    Louisiana
  8. Vacationland
    Maine
  9. Treasure State
    Montana
  10. Native America
    Oklahoma
  11. Life Elevated
    Utah
  12. The Spirit of America
    Massachusetts
  13. Wild, Wonderful
    West Virginia
  14. Land of Enchantment
    New Mexico
  15. Ocean State
    Rhode Island

Round 4

  1. Each face of a regular dodecahedron has how many sides?
    5
  2. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt designated this natural rock formation in northeastern Wyoming as the first U.S. national monument.
    Devils Tower
  3. What is the original name of “Mr. Monopoly,” the mascot of the Monopoly board game?
    Rich “Uncle” Pennybags or Milburn Pennybags
  4. In 1982, who set a record that still stands as the youngest-ever host of Saturday Night Live?
    Drew Barrymore
  5. What is the only warship in current service in the U.S. Navy named for a foreign citizen?
    USS Winston Churchill
  6. Name the three movies directed by Stanley Kubrick which received Best Picture Oscar nominations.
    • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    • A Clockwork Orange
    • Barry Lyndon

Round 5

  1. What animal has the highest blood pressure?
    Giraffe
  2. What are the two summer Olympic events in which only women compete?
    • Synchronized swimming
    • Rhythmic gymnastics
  3. What 1759 satire by Voltaire was remade in 1956 as an operetta with music by Leonard Bernstein?
    Candide
  4. Operation Paperclip was a U.S. military program for removing what from Germany after World War II?
    Scientists
  5. What is the most abundant chemical element in the Earth’s crust?
    Oxygen
  6. Named after Steve Jobs’ daughter and predating the Macintosh by a year, what was the first Apple computer with a graphical user interface?
    Lisa

Final question (Category: The U.S. Presidency)

What 19th century public figure said about the Presidency, “I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected”?
General William Tecumseh Sherman