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final jeopardy 2014.txt
final jeopardy 2014
There were no winners for this award from 1939 through 1943; in 1944, it was won by the International Committee of the Red Cross
Nobel Peace Prize
This novel is dedicated to Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer at 16 & never got to read it
The fault in our stars
This term comes from a 1529 event in which a group of Lutherans formally disagreed with a decision by a Catholic council
Purchased in 1957 & called "the second most famous home in America", it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006
It is often said of this man that he "stopped the sun and moved the earth"
In 1994 this comedian starred in a No. 1 sitcom, the No. 1 Christmas movie & had a No. 1 non-fiction bestseller
A committee chaired by the official in this job released the influential 1964 report "Smoking and Health"
It was Giovanni Boccaccio who added this adjective to another Italian author's work
Published in 1925, it still sells 500,000 copies a year & was on the bestseller lists in 2013
This adjective can mean "delicate", "heavenly" or, in chemistry,
The constitution of this country allows the monarch to abdicate, which has happened in 1948, 1980 & 2013
Appropriately, this word from Latin for "unfold" isn't in the first edition of "Origin of Species", but does appear in later editions
"Features" at the website of this agency include "protection ", "investigations" & "know your money"
Featured in a 1933 novel, it may have been inspired by the 1920s Tibetan travel writings of explorer Joseph Rock
In 1950 the England-Scotland border was closed for the first time in 400 years to try to recover this stolen item
The Stone of Scone
2 places called Point Udall, referred to as the USA's easternmost & westernmost points, are in these 2 territories
Guam and the Virgin Islands
The first official use of this 4-word term is at The Declaration's beginning, immediately after "The thirteen"
The United States of America
In 2013 Mario Cuomo said he finally saw this film, which he had boycotted for personal reasons, & called it "maybe... a masterpiece"
Founded in 1908, this big company was removed from the S&P 500 in 2009 after filing for bankruptcy but returned in 2013
Established by Congress in 1798, it's the oldest continuously active U.S. professional music ensemble
Marine Corps Band
His "spinal column was curved"... the "head was between the shoulder-blades and... one leg was shorter than the other"
This noun meaning a secret plan comes from the Latin for "to breathe together"
William Sullivan retired from the Foreign Service in 1979; he was the last U.S. Ambassador to this country
George Romero declined to direct a few episodes of this series, calling it "basically... just a soap opera"
Ending in the same 2 letters, these 2 are capitals of a nation that covers a continent & of a nation reaching onto 2 continents
Canberra & Ankara
As a humorous tribute, an astronomical term equivalent to at least 4 billion has been named for him
It's the only U.N. member country in the Mediterranean where English is an official national language
In 1911 Glenn Curtiss received this document Number 1
A dignitary at the dedication of this said it was "keeping watch and ward before the open gates of America"
Statue of Liberty
Team nicknames of the 8 Ivy League schools include 4 animals, 3 colors & this Christian denomination
Winning for 1999, this New England writer is the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel
A Senate seat from this Southern state sat vacant for 4 years; when it was filled, its ex-occupant had become U.S. president
It's the only commercially important edible fruit of the Bromeliad family
In a bit of foreshadowing, the title character's dad has committed suicide before the action of this 1904 opera
This play's title comes from the name of a Greek king said to have carved a statue of a woman & fallen in love with it
In 1984, in the first of the films featuring this character, he only has 21 lines, for a total of 133 words
In his last speech, he mentioned local newsmakers of the day, including his friend Cesar Chavez & Don Drysdale
When Apple sued for iPad patent infringement, Samsung cited this 1968 movie as the originator of the design
2001: A Space Odyssey
The full name of this scholarly group founded after a lecture in 1660 includes "of London for Improving Natural Knowledge"
Stephen King borrowed the name of his fictional town Castle Rock from this 1950s novel that greatly influenced him
Lord of the Flies
Serving 160 years apart, these 2 secretaries of state are the only ones who never married
Condi Rice; James Buchanan
1 of the 2 movies in the last 30 years, one a drama & one a comedy, to win Oscars for Best Actor & Best Actress
Silence of the Lambs; As Good As It Gets
Visited by Jacques Cartier in 1534, it was later renamed for Queen Victoria's father, the Duke of Kent
Prince Edward Island
2 teen Hashemite cousins officially took the thrones of their respective countries May 2, 1953: Faisal of Iraq & him
Written about the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, a Kipling poem said, "take up" this now-controversial phrase
White Man's Burden
Between 2006 & 2013 it went from 39th to 6th in per capita income & its unemployment rate dropped to the nation's lowest
This word for a timid person comes from the last name of a character in a 1920s newspaper comic called "The Timid Soul"
In 1945 this product added a plaid design to its "snail" dispenser
Messrs. Gusenberg, Gusenberg, May, Weinshank, Clark, Heyer & Schwimmer famously died on this day in 1929
Due to injuries suffered in 2 plane crashes in Africa, he was unable to accept his 1954 Nobel Prize in person
The creator of this computer command called it "a 5-minute job"; in 2013 Bill Gates called it "a mistake"
This archaeologist's diary for November 26, 1922 mentions 2 "ebony-black effigies of a king, gold sandalled"
William Tubman's nearly 3 decades of leadership is celebrated on his birthday, November 29, in this country
Vine Line is the official magazine of this Major League Baseball team
Salisbury Cathedral's dean said this man, via his 2013 album, "is creating a huge awareness of" an historic document
One of this man's "most priceless memories" is of "a delicately nurtured Southern belle with her Irish up"
Good looks weren't enough as he became the only full-term president rejected in a bid for his party's 2nd term nomination
Far apart alphabetically, they're the 2 deities in the names of the 7 ancient wonders
Artemis & Zeus
Meant to evoke a person with arms outstretched & pointed downward, it was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom
Theodor Herzl was inspired to begin the work that's the foundation for modern Zionism by an opera by this composer
In 1964 he was convicted of sabotage & conspiracy & served over 20 years in prison
The Mayo Clinic Mile is a walking path that features 1 mile, 5K & 10K routes within this structure
Mall of America
The corporate website for this product says it leaves its container at .028 miles per hour
"It was one of those pictures... so contrived that the eyes follow you beneath" the picture was this 5-word quote
Big Brother Is Watching You
In 1884 George Pillsbury became mayor of this city
In 2005 the Kul Sharif Mosque of Tatarstan was reopened 453 years after it was destroyed by this man
Ivan the Terrible
This crusader, in 1906: "More than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, & then to die without it seems so cruel"
Susan B. Anthony
An aria in this Shakespeare-based opera says, "Di scozia a te promettono le profetesse il trono... Che tardi?"
Prior to "Silver Linings Playbook", the last film to get Oscar noms. in all 4 acting categories was this film partly set in Russia
It begins with a vow to an ancient god & ends with "if I transgress it & swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot"
Prunus dulcis, this snack high in calcium & vitamin E, is native to the Mideast, but 80% of the world crop comes from Calif.
Because of where in the body it is produced, this hormone's name comes from the Latin for "island"
Nickname shared by George Armstrong Custer, Native American chief Crazy Horse & a member of a 1930s comedy act
On learning what his series would be called, the star of this reality show said, "that sounds like a Chinese food place!"
The author of more than 50 books, he won 6 Hugo awards & was nominated for a 1968 Oscar
Arthus C. Clarke
More than 1/5 of all the world's people live in countries bordering this, the world's biggest bay
Bay of Bengal
He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales
The title of this 1951 novel comes from the hero's fantasy of rescuing children falling from a cliff
Cathcer in the Rye
He's the most recent winner of 2 Pulitzer prizes for fiction, winning in 1982 & 1991 for books in the same series
New research says this word that has become ubiquitous dates back to young men also called "macaronis"
Twice as long as Hadrian's Wall, Offa's Dyke was the traditional border between these 2 lands
England & Wales
He is the only 19th century president to serve 2 complete terms with the same vice president
Dating from 1973, this 4-letter suffix indicates a person or thing that has become associated with public scandal
From 1936 to 1987, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power helped operate this facility in another state
"The Everything Store" is a book about this company that in 2012 was home to 1% of all North American Internet traffic
Frederick Douglass said this man's "zeal in the cause of my race was far greater than mine"
1713's Treaty of Utrecht concluding the War of the Spanish Succession granted this small 2.3-sq.-mi. area to Great Britain
He has the most speeches of any character with 471 in 3 plays, of which 2 are histories & 1 is a comedy
The name of this theory is from viewing sub-atomic particles as 1-dimensional objects, not as 0-dimensional points
The USA's oldest endowed chair is a Harvard chair of this subject, given in 1721 when that was largely what Harvard taught
Administered by the Army, its first graves were dug by former slave James Parks, the only one buried there who was born on the site
Arlington National Cemetery
"Take care of him", says the man called this in Luke 10 after giving money to an innkeeper
The most retweeted tweet of all time happened on November 6, 2012 & started with "four" & ended with these 2 words
In a satellite photo, volcanic activity can be seen on this 10,000-square-mile island
When these 2 men swapped jobs in 2012, their country's media described the move as "castling"
Putin & Medvedev
Once a poor British protectorate, in 2012 this peninsular country ranked as the world's richest per capita
Of the element symbols that don't match the element's English name, this element's symbol is alphabetically 1st
Readers' letters to this author about her 1948 short story asked where the title event was held & if they could go & watch
The only foreign-born first lady was the wife of this man who served in the diplomatic corps from age 14
In an 1854 demonstration, he said, "Cut the rope"; his invention kicked in, then he said, "All safe, gentlemen"
She's won Emmys for 3 different TV shows & in 2013 she broke Lucille Ball's record for most nominations by a comedic actress
Julia Louis Dreyfus
One of the 2 world capitals that end in the letter "Z"; one is in Europe & one in the Americas
La Paz; Vaduz
A maxim of Ayn Rand was "Man's ego is" this "of human progress"
Chapters in this 1962 classic include "Earth's Green Mantle", "Needless Havoc", "Rivers of Death" & "And No Birds Sing"
During a jubilee celebration in 2003, he became the first foreigner to be made an honorary citizen of Nepal
Sir Edmund Hillary
Lord Henry tells him, "What an exquisite life you have had!... It has not marred you. You are still the same"
Twice the host country, this nation of 4 1/2 million leads the world in total winter Olympic medals
Begun as part of a 1930s project to reclaim Maryland mountain land, it's officially "Naval Support Facility Thurmont"
This 1949 drama that ends with a requiem asks, "Why did you do it? I search & search & I search, & I can't understand it"
Death of a Salesman
This 5-letter name appears 7 times in Shakespeare titles, more than any other name
This non-Brit said in 1532, "I advised (Henry VIII) that it would be better for him to take a concubine than to ruin his people"
It's once again in demand repairing old stone infrastructure, & is 1 of the 5 most popular U.S. boys' names today
Since 1991, it's the only former Communist nation to restore its monarchy, which it still has
It's the largest country in area completely south of the equator that has a female president
This title, launched in early 1930, seemed at odds with the Great Depression in subject & $1 cover price
She was called a "savior", a "heartless tyrant", a "trailblazer", "intimidating" & a "real toughie"
A member of Parliament said, "Those who have been saved have been saved through one man", this Italian
She originated 2 famous Broadway roles: one later played on film by Marilyn Monroe, another by Barbra Streisand
In 1947 Churchill called it "the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried"
In the '50s he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical & a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch
Woodrow Wilson said this man had enough genius to be immortal & "unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous"
When evidence was lacking, juries of yore would reply with this Latin word meaning "we do not know"; now it means a dunce
There were just 13 of these, the title of an historic document; one offered admission to Canada
Articles of the Confederacy
In a July 1990 post Yisrael Radai called this 7-letter term "a word I just coined for Trojans, viruses, worms etc."
"The American Tolkien" was what Time magazine called this author with the same 2 middle initials as Tolkien
On the Grand Trunk Road, the Wagah border separating these 2 countries since 1947 is called the "Berlin Wall of Asia"
India & Pakistan
Jimmy Carter held 480 screenings at the White House; his first was this film set in 1970s Washington, D.C.
All the President's Men
The writer who named this U.S. movement said the term referred to supreme blessedness, not exhaustion
Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban & Mayor Mike Rawlings were 3 of the real folks at the 2013 memorial for this TV character
Joy, Nellie & Aranea are 3 of the many children of this title character
North Korea is the DPRK; this country is the LPDR
There's news of the first lab test for this 10-letter condition the NIH calls the leading cause of disability for Americans 15 to 44
In a letter to the author, President Obama called this "a lovely book--an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling"
Life of Pi
After throwing a long, last-second touchdown in 1975, Roger Staubach said, "I closed my eyes & said" this
Although born in the United States, he was the only president who spoke English as a second language
In April 1865 she wrote to Mary Lincoln, "I cannot remain silent... brokenhearted by the loss of my own beloved husband"
Pretending to be a tree is an exercise in a key textbook of this system that spread from Russia to Broadway & then to Hollywood
Consisting of a peninsula & 2 islands, it was the longest-lasting European colony in Asia: 442 years, ending in 1999
The inventor of this image format said the OED wrongly has 2 pronunciations of it--the right one is with a soft "G"
In 2012, 22 years after their first album, they released a new one that includes "Good Vibrations" & "Monday Monday"
In 1947 Walt Disney made a handshake deal to let this university use one of his major characters as its mascot, still in use today
U. of Oregon
In 1942 Winston Churchill said, "I can handle this peasant"; historians aren't sure things turned out that way
Over 8,000 people have been saved from harm by this program authorized in a 1970 law, but we're not allowed to name any
Witness Protection Program
An international airport in Jamaica is named for this author who set many of his stories of the 1950s & 1960s there
The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from this country was under arrest at the time of the award
In England in 1933, Choudhry Rahmat Ali coined this name, a country that wouldn't be formed until 14 years later
The second man to become president who was never elected to the job, he twice ran for the position unsuccessfully
These are not found in the Koran, & the angel Gabriel told Muhammad that they were not revealed by God
The Satanic Verses
NBC reported that in the first days of Olympic coverage, this sport seen in recent books & on film was the most watched on cable
Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for this building on October 13, 1932 & got to work in it for about 6 years
US Supreme Court
In Peter Roach's phonetics glossary, this alliterative guy is "the best-known fictional phonetician
One legend says Clovis, king of the Franks, adopted this symbol after flowers revealed a safe river crossing for his army
Fleur de Lis
Rich with electrum, the Turkish river Pactolus is where this legendary man was said to have washed off his curse
In 1802, 3 years after it was discovered, it was moved to London under the terms of the surrender of Alexandria
The name of this woman who achieved a long-held goal in 2013 is a homophone of a word for a water nymph
In London in 2012, judo & the 800m run included the first female Olympians ever from this Mideastern country
The "Gossip Girl" series of books was inspired by this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel also set in New York City but 120 years earlier
The Age of Innocence
Of the 5 named circles of latitude on a standard Earth globe, it's the one with the longest name
Tropic of Capricorn
Sasha & Malia Obama are the first presidential children who were not old enough to vote for dad since this one
This soft drink was named for a digestive enzyme & a native African plant
The only 2 countries in the Americas that border each other & begin with the same letter
Brazil & Bolivia
"Alone in prison strong / I wail my destiny" & "let pass my weary, guiltless ghost" are lines from a poem attributed to her
This 19th century character talks about his own writings about tattoo marks & on the tracing of footsteps
This 1922 novel's first chapter is titled "The Son of the Brahman"
Members of the Hungarian, Swedish & Israeli parliaments spoke when a bust of this foreign diplomat was unveiled
Iran's 50,000 rial note includes an international symbol for one of these, featuring 3 well-defined orbits
Pico Duarte & Lago Enriquillo in this country 650 miles from Florida are the highest & lowest points in the Caribbean
These 2 films were No. 1 & No. 2 on the AFI's list of funniest American films; both involve cross-dressing
Tootsie, Some Like It Hot
Introduced as a 2-seater & later celebrated in song, it was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1958, 1987, 1989 & 2002
In 2013 she became only the third female singer after Aretha Franklin & Madonna to chart over 40 Top 40 hits
Chapter 1 of this 1952 book ends, "This is about the way the Salinas valley was when my grandfather...settled in the foothills"
East of Eden
In area, it's the largest former Soviet republic after Russia & the largest nation that doesn't border an ocean
It's the capital city of the only country that borders both the Mediterranean Sea & the Black Sea
In 1948 he won South Carolina with 72% of the vote & 3 other states but finished a distant third overall
A caveman-themed game in which "rocks" were thrown at other players led to the creation of this product in 1969
By population, it's the largest country in the world without nuclear weapon
The impetus for these books came from a vision the author had "of a faun carrying an umbrella & parcels in a snowy wood"
Chronicles of Narnia
With 3 each, "On the Waterfront" is tied with this film & its sequel for most Best Supporting Actor nominations
Since a national split in 1993, it's the only world capital that borders 2 other countries--Austria & Hungary
The animal for which this computer program is named is actually a red panda
Since his 1988 death, he's been inducted into the U.S. Hockey, World Figure Skating & National Inventors Halls of Fame
On July 23, 2013 this bestselling British tabloid re-spelled its name on its masthead to honor big British news
The first scene of this movie was shot on the first day of filming, Oct. 2, 1960 at 5 A.M. at 727 5th Ave. at 57th St. in New York City
Breakfast @ Tiffany's
8 countries border mainland France; its smallest border, at 2.7 miles, is with this country
Because time was short, only this ship's starboard side, used for boarding, was repainted September 1, 1945
Funds provided by his widow were used to set up a literary charity called Old Possum's Practical Trust