Saturday, February 02, 2008

No Googling Allowed

As promised, here are the fifty questions that were on the Jeopardy! online test for East Coast viewers on Tuesday night.

Now remember: We had 15 seconds to read the clue, think and type the answers. NOT easy. See how many you can blow through and I'll post the answers tomorrow. Where the category is less obvious, I've posted it right above the clue:

1. This Bravo series is hosted by Heidi Klum.

2. North Dakota's capital was named for this man.

3. His "Nude Descending a Staircase" caused a scandal at the 1913 Armory Show.

4. His "Innocents Abroad" started as a series of travel letters about his trip to Europe.

5. Marie-Louise, this man's second wife, married him by proxy in 1810.

6. This is the longest river in Asia, and the third-longest in the world.

7. Helium, argon and neon are all classified as these types of gases.

8. This former minister played bass guitar on the "Tonight Show" in January 2008.

9. This country's traditional dishes include meekrob and nasi goreng.

10. Jhumpa Lahiri wrote this 2003 novel about a Hindu family's transition to life in Massachusetts.

11. This actor-turned-director directed the 2007 film "Into the Wild."

12. This play begins on a ship carrying the wedding party of Alonso's daughter Claribel.

13. His record-setting baseball was branded with an asterisk before being sent to the hall of fame.

14. 4-letter term for a horse with a reddish coat sprinkled with white.

15. This New Zealand capital is the southernmost capital in the world.

16. After losing the presidential race to Lincoln, he was chosen to be secretary of state.

17. His only opera was "Fidelio."

18. In 1953 the Lenin Peace Prize went to this Chilean poet and diplomat.

19. Mangabey, Rhesus, Proboscis

20. Donor of a hepatic organ.

21. Christine Ebersole won a 2007 Tony for playing 2 Edies in this play based on a documentary film.

22. The third of Henry VIII's wives, she died while giving birth to his son Edward.

23. This reaction ocurrs in the choloroplasts, the oval-shaped, green organelles in plants.

24. Collective term for the "costs" involved in transferring real estate from a seller to a buyer.

25. 19 year-old Bilawal was chosen as a successor for this leader's party.

26. Born in 1800, he believed God had chosen him to leave his fellow black slaves to freedom.

27. Cygnets are the young of this animal.

28. From the Latin angere, "to torment," it's defined as the anticipation of danger or problems.

29. This color of the Libyan flag is also a symbol of devotion in Islam.

30. It's the first book in the New Testament.

31. This rapper received 8 2008 Grammy nominations, including album of the year for "Graduation."

32. He was the only bachelor president for his entire term.

33. This Riviera city has a museum devoted to the works of artist Henri Matisse, who spent his last years there.

34. Usually symbolized by a letter, a changing quantity in algebra is called this.

35. Raila Odinga, who claims to be Barack Obama's cousin, is the opposition leader in this country.

36. Johann Eck debated this noted Protestant in 1519 and helped get him excommunicated in 1521.

37. Mary Ann Evans wrote "Silas Marner" and many other novels using this pen name.

38. This Atlantic "sea" is named for the seaweed that can be seen there.

39. It's the food of the gods.

40. Two lines, at right angles to each other.

41. Sara Gruen's "Water for" these animals explored the circus life during the Great Depression.

42. Famous for his chairs, in 1946 this designer had the first one-man furniture exhibit at MoMA.

43. In 2002, she became the first African American to win the Oscar for Best Actress.

44. This Jane Austen novel begins, "The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex."

45. The first presidential trip out of the US was Teddy Roosevelt's 1906 inspection of this project.

46. Vinson Massif is the highest point on this continent.

47. He's credited with writing "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey."

48. Rhonda Byrne wrote this 2007 blockbuster which had everyone helping themselves through positive thinking.

49. In English, this verb form usually starts with "to", as in "to go" or "to be"

50. The original author's last story about this detective was "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place."

I think I got about half of them right, and if I had 3 more seconds I would have done a lot better. It was just SO fast!!