April 29, 2014

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Round 1

  1. How many puzzle pieces make up a tangram set?
    Seven
  2. The Beaufort scale is used to measure what?
    Wind speed (or storm strength, etc.)
  3. Founded in 1693, what is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States?
    College of William and Mary
  4. Name the four railroads on a U.S. Monopoly board.
    • Reading
    • Pennsylvania
    • B & O
    • Short Line
  5. What adjective meaning “very large” comes from the name of an elephant exhibited in the 19th century by P.T. Barnum?
    Jumbo
  6. What does the acronym “DNA” stand for?
    Deoxyribonucleic acid

Round 2

  1. Rickets is a disease primarily caused by a deficiency of what vitamin?
    D
  2. What four U.S. Presidents have first and last names that begin with the same letter?
    • Woodrow Wilson
    • Calvin Coolidge
    • Herbert Hoover
    • Ronald Reagan
  3. What is the name of the youngest Von Trapp child in The Sound of Music?
    Gretl
  4. What are the only two books of the Old Testament named for women?
    • Esther
    • Ruth
  5. What is the title of the poem inscribed on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty, and who was its author?
    The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
  6. What television series, running from 1955 to 1965, used Charles Gounod’s “Funeral March for a Marionette” as its theme song?
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Round 3

Provide the full title for each song, film, etc. below fitting its respective category. Titles may or may not contain words besides the category prompt. For instance:

Containing names of U.S. states

  1. 1972 song by The Rolling Stones
    “Sweet Virginia”
  2. 1977 film directed by John Landis
    The Kentucky Fried Movie
  3. 1990 film starring Christopher Walken
    King of New York
  4. 2004 song by Loretta Lynn and Jack White
    “Portland, Oregon”
  5. 1984 film directed by Wim Wenders
    Paris, Texas
  6. 1973 song by Frank Zappa
    “Montana”
  7. 1988 film starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe
    Mississippi Burning
  8. 1991 film directed by Gus Van Sant
    My Own Private Idaho

Containing names of foreign countries

  1. 1987 film directed by Barry Levinson
    Good Morning Vietnam
  2. 2004 film starring Don Cheadle
    Hotel Rwanda
  3. 1999 song by Tom Waits
    “Big in Japan”
  4. 1998 animated film by DreamWorks Pictures
    The Prince of Egypt
  5. 1980 single by the Dead Kennedys
    “Holiday in Cambodia”
  6. 2004 song by Arcade Fire
    “Haïti”
  7. 1977 song by Randy Newman
    “In Germany Before the War”
  8. 2008 film directed by Baz Luhrmann
    Australia

Containing the word “America” or “American”

  1. 1973 song by Grand Funk Railroad
    “We’re an American Band”
  2. 1928 symphonic work by George Gershwin
    An American in Paris
  3. 2003 TV mini-series starring Al Pacino
    Angels in America
  4. 1984 film directed by Sergio Leone
    Once Upon a Time in America
  5. 2003 album by Madonna
    American Life
  6. 1998 film starring Edward Norton
    American History X
  7. 1970 album by The Guess Who
    American Woman
  8. 1988 film directed by John Landis
    Coming to America

Round 4

  1. What was the name of the first U.S. space station, launched in 1973?
    Skylab
  2. On what day of the year is Bastille Day celebrated in France?
    July 14
  3. After Pac-Man, what is the second-best-selling arcade game in history in terms of hardware units sold?
    Space Invaders
  4. On what street in Springfield do the Simpsons live?
    Evergreen Terrace
  5. What two MLB teams have met more frequently in the World Series than any other pair?
    • Yankees
    • Dodgers (7× in Brooklyn, 4× in Los Angeles)
  6. What Cabinet member immediately follows the Secretary of State in the order of Presidential succession?
    Secretary of the Treasury

Round 5

  1. In 1985, who was named People magazine’s first Sexiest Man Alive?
    Mel Gibson
  2. Name either of the two Broadway performers to have won Tony Awards for playing a character of the opposite sex (not cross-dressing).
    • Mary Martin
    • Harvey Fierstein
  3. What is the chemical formula for ozone?
    O₃
  4. The word “robot” came into the English language from a play written in what language?
    Czech (from Czech “robota” meaning “labor; drudgery”)
  5. In what city is Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure set?
    Vienna
  6. How many furlongs are there in one mile?
    Eight

Final question (Category: Cars)

The classic Volkswagen microbus introduced in 1949 was last manufactured in December 2013 in what country?
Brazil