July 30, 2013

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Round 1

  1. An anthropomorphic beer keg named Keggy is the unofficial mascot of what Ivy League school?
    Dartmouth College
  2. Minion, bourgeois, and elite are obsolete names for different sizes of what?
    Printed type (7 point, 8 point, and 10 point respectively)
  3. What three movies jointly hold the record for most Oscar wins with 11?
    • Ben-Hur
    • Titanic
    • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  4. In 1997, a computer defeated the reigning world chess champion for the first time. Name the computer and the player it beat.
    Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov
  5. What humanitarian organization was founded in 1971 to provide care to victims of civil war in Nigeria?
    Médecins Sans Frontières (a.k.a. Doctors Without Borders)
  6. What cartoon character is named after a Sanskrit-titled orchestral piece by Olivier Messiaen?
    Turanga Leela (from Futurama, after Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie)

Round 2

  1. In standard darts scoring, what is the lowest point value that cannot be scored with a single dart?
    23
  2. In what city was President William McKinley assassinated?
    Buffalo, NY
  3. In the late 19th century, what was nearly wiped out in Europe by phylloxera?
    Vineyards
  4. What 1977 film depicts the World War II mission code-named Operation Market Garden?
    A Bridge Too Far
  5. In 1999, Apple released the iMac in five different colors named for what fruits?
    • Blueberry
    • Grape
    • Lime
    • Strawberry
    • Tangerine
  6. The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries in the world that permit what type of product to be advertised directly to consumers?
    Prescription drugs

Round 3

Given a past or present advertising slogan, give the corresponding product or brand. Product or brand names found within the slogans have been blanked out.

  1. A little dab’ll do ya
    Brylcreem
  2. Coffee at its best
    Nescafé
  3. Does she or doesn’t she?
    Clairol
  4. I think, therefore _____
    IBM
  5. Image is everything
    Canon
  6. Impossible is nothing
    Adidas
  7. Is it live, or is it _____?
    Memorex
  8. It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken
    Perdue
  9. It’s the real thing
    Coca-Cola
  10. Keep walking
    Johnnie Walker
  11. Make mine _____
    Moxie
  12. Nobody better lay a finger on my _____
    Butterfinger
  13. Quality is job one
    Ford
  14. Reach for a _____ instead of a sweet
    Lucky (for Lucky Strike)
  15. Reassuringly expensive
    Stella Artois
  16. The world’s favourite airline
    British Airways
  17. Think small
    Volkswagen
  18. Vorsprung durch Technik
    Audi
  19. We answer to a higher authority
    Hebrew National
  20. We try harder
    Avis

Round 4

  1. What is First Lady Michelle Obama’s maiden name?
    Robinson
  2. The singer of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” states that he would not touch the Grinch with a pole how many feet long?
    Thirty-nine and a half
  3. Andrei Tarkovsky and Steven Soderbergh each directed a film version of what Polish science fiction novel?
    Solaris
  4. What Apollo 11 astronaut orbited the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface?
    Michael Collins
  5. In the United States, a barrel of beer is equivalent to how many gallons?
    31
  6. What retail company’s headquarters in New York City was the tallest building in the world from 1913 until 1930?
    F.W. Woolworth Company

Round 5

  1. What cartoon character’s official name is Norville Rogers?
    Shaggy (from Scooby-Doo)
  2. The Discover credit card was introduced in 1985 by what retail company?
    Sears
  3. The original screenplay of what film was titled Tex X?
    Blazing Saddles
  4. Human hair and fingernails consist primarily of what protein?
    Keratin
  5. What Major League Baseball player made the All-Star Team a record 21 times, in every season he played except his first and last?
    Hank Aaron
  6. What organization was founded in San Francisco in 1892 by the man depicted on California’s state quarter?
    The Sierra Club

Final question (Category: Universities)

Founded in 1088, the oldest continuously-operating university in the world is located in what country?
Italy (University of Bologna)