final jeopardy 2012.txt
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final jeopardy 2012.txt
all final jeopardy questions 2012
This body of water bearing the name of a country borders 5 U.S. states
Gulf of Mexico
Like NM & MN, the postal abbreviations of these 2 states are the reverse of one another
Alabama & Louisiana
Abraham Lincoln called this document, which took effect in 1863, "a fit and necessary war measure"
In 1966 this company produced 706 million elements of its product; in 2011, it produced 36 billion
The last entry in the Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary is used to represent this annoying sound
The cover of the May 19, 1958 Time magazine called him "The Texan who conquered Russia"
Starting in 1349, this marine animal was on the coat of arms of the heir apparent to the French throne
Born in what's now Maine in 1807, he's honored with a bust in a special section of Westminster Abbey
They're the only 2 Best Actor winners with the same last name; one was a winner for 1979 & 1988, the other for 2005
Dustin & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Though they live elsewhere, Alan Page & Dan Dierdorf will both always be in this Ohio city where they were born
Its first line is "A green hunting cap squeezed on the top of the fleshy balloon of a head"
Confederacy of Dunces
In May 1945 Churchill cabled Truman that this "is drawn down upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind"
2013 marks the 100th running of this event, first won by Maurice Garin with a time of 94 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds
Tour De France
In 2013 Britain marked this show's 50th anniversary with a series of stamps of the 11 actors who have played the lead role
OPERA: This 1871 opera is set in Memphis & Thebes, & along the banks of the Nile
The title princess of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise, was named for F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife
Legend of Zelda
This piece that premiered in Moscow in 1882 includes strains from "God Save the Czar" & "La Marseillaise"
He quit pursuing a Ph.D. in 1926 to pursue drawing, but you might say he gave himself the degree anyway
This country has an area of only 275 square miles but has 4 official languages: English, Tamil, Chinese & Malay
Tracing her family to William Hood of 18th century Pennsylvania, Karen Batchelor made news as this organization's first African-American member
The only 2 men who were U.S. president 10 years to the day after their first inauguration
In population, it's the largest U.S. city with the same Spanish name as a current Western Hemisphere capital
European music has "3 Bs"; 20th c. American music's "3 Cs" were John Cage, Elliott Carter & this composer/conductor
The area that the people of ancient Rome called this was their city's equivalent of the Greek agora
This 1934 novel was partly written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul; the room is now a memorial to the author
Murder on th eOrient Express
John Updike wrote "Rabbit, Run" partly in reaction to this more carefree novel that was published 3 years earlier
On the Road
Susan B. Anthony said this new fad had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world"
In this crime drama, a 1994 Oscar nominee for best picture, a character misquotes Ezekiel 25:17 twice
Economically speaking, this plant family with about 10,000 species is by far the most important
Names of the 2 geographical features on a 2012 postage stamp issued jointly by Nepal & Israel
Mt. Everest & Dead Sea
She first appeared in 1930s "Dizzy Dishes" along with singing cats in flapper outfits
Since 1991 this country has had only 3 different presidents; the current one took over in 2012 for the second time
Appropriately, the sound of musketry & artillery is described as "a crimson roar" in this story
The Red Badge of Courage
A sign of a trend, in 2010 this product passed Pepsi to move into the No. 2 spot in U.S. soft drink popularity
Her pen name honored a wise woman from the Old Testament & a 19th century U.S. president
Of nations in the World Almanac, 3 are not U.N. members: Taiwan, Vatican City & this European one that gained independence in 2008
From 2005, it's the last Best Picture Oscar winner whose name is just one syllable
In terms of British monarchs, it's next in the sequence seventh, fifth, eighth, sixth...
This 1884 novel begins in the fictional town of St. Petersburg & ends in Pikesville, 1,100 miles down the Mississippi
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This French engineer once asked, "Why should we disguise the industrial nature of iron, even in the city?"
Contemporary reviews called this writer "A Yankee Diogenes" & the "Concord Diogenes"
A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963
An old name for this Olympic sporting event is the quinquertium
In August 2012 the Telegraph of London ran the headline "Paralympics 2012:" he "opens ceremony with a 'Big Bang'"
This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber
In his will, this title guy tells his niece Antonia she should marry a man who knows not "about... chivalry"
In 1920, the New York Times said he lacks the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools; on July 17, 1969, the paper apologized
In April 1951 he told Congress, "in war there can be no substitute for victory"
Reflecting a long friendship dating to a 1962 film they did together, Brock Peters gave the eulogy at this star's 2003 funeral
This 1920s plaything still made today got its name in tribute to 2 famous men of the day: Marconi & Lindbergh
This 1964 song was inspired when one of the writer's sons took the oral polio vaccine
Spoonful of Sugar
In 1816 Francisco Goya published a series of 33 etchings called "La Tauromaquia", depicting this activity
Referring to a 1955 incident, she said, "our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it"
An article about improvements in transportation, including the opening of the Suez Canal, inspired this 1873 novel
Around the World in 80 Days
In a PS to an April 12, 1945 letter, he wrote, "this was dictated before the world fell in on me... what a blow it was, but--I must meet it"
The last of the 11 Southern states to secede from the Union, it borders 6 of them
These 2 men followed each other consecutively as vice president & later, in reverse order, as president
Nixon & LBJ
After moving to Argentina in 1949, this industrialist was named a righteous gentile by Yad Vashem
Because Internet censors block mentions of this 1989 date, Chinese bloggers write it as "535"
When Curiosity touched down on Mars in 2012, its landing site was named in honor of this author who died weeks before
In 1928, a year after making international headlines, it reached its final destination, the Smithsonian
Spirit of St. Louis
Its the continent thats home to the most U.N. member countries, including a new one added in 2011
On the eve of his 200th birthday in 2009, the Church of England offered him "an apology for misunderstanding you"
This character said to represent Shakespeare's philosophy has a name that means "fortunate" in Latin
The back of the quarter for this state is the only one that features a monarch
For a 1953 paper Odile Crick drew the diagram showing the structure of this
No longer "western", this 1-word nation has moved to the west side of the Intl. Date Line to join Asia & Australia
Dramatizing a murder from the year 1170, a 1935 T.S. Eliot play aptly had its first performance in this English city
In 1962 Chatham County, Georgia gave this name to a body of water flowing past Johnny Mercer's childhood home
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 5280 Magazine is a guide to this city
A preface to this novel called it "rustic all through... Moorish, and wild, and knotty as the root of Heath"
Premiering in 1993, this show lasted 11 seasons, like its predecessor show; the 2 were set nearly 2,500 miles apart
Donna Shalala, Alberto Gonzales & Tom Vilsack have each served as the "designated survivor" skipping this event
State of the Union Address
North America's 3 mainland countries have a total of 91 states & provinces; Mexico has this many states
Her nomination in 1987 was the first best actress nomination for a science fiction film
This country is home to the highest mountain outside Asia
In 1990 she became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office, to a daughter named Bakhtawar
Jackie Gleason considered, but then decided against, suing this show that premiered September 30, 1960
The winner in 1984, he likes to be called "Arch", a reference to his job
In hiding when his life was threatened, Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Conrad & Chekhov bv using this pseudonym
On Oct. 14, 1992 particle detector inventor Georges Charpak became the last man in physics to achieve this honor alone
Founded in 1521, 44 years before St. Augustine, Fla., it's the oldest city est. by Europeans on what is now U.S. territory
His works include "Sylvie and Bruno", "Phantasmagoria and Other Poems" & "Algebraic Formulae and Rules"
Winner of Best Play in 1949, it's the onlv play to win the Best Revival Tony 3 different times
Death of a Salesman
One of its principal members said, "one morning one of us, having no black, used blue instead, &" this movement "was born"
The last song in this musical is "Tomorrow Is A Latter Day"
The Book of Mormon
#6The national promotion board for this food, Citrullus lanatus, lists hydration as a primary health benefit
In 2012 her picture replaced that of Julio Argentino Roca on a currency note
This author who passed away in 2012 quipped, "For those who haven't read the books, I am known best for my hair preparations"
On a state seal since 1850, this one-word motto is found in a story about Archimedes
Since 1850, 1 of the 2 Republicans to appear on the ticket as president or vice president 3 elections in a row
Nixon; GHW Bush
In 1972 this company bought its first ship, the Empress of Canada, & renamed it the Mardi Gras
For 2012, the front of these awards shows Nike stepping out of the Parthenon & the reverse depicts the Thames
The 7th & last American to stay there was aerodynamic scientist Andy Thomas, with 130 days there in 1998
"The Wizard of Oz" & this 1950s film are the 2 musicals in the top 10 on the AFI's list
Singin' in the Rain
This biological term for cell division was borrowed in 1939 to describe a form of energy release
On his deathbed he told police, "What I have done is nobody else's business"; one theory is he was protecting others
In the 16th century the ancestors of the current president of France fled what is now this country
An 1831 novel says that Charlemagne laid the first stone of this title place, "old queen of our cathedrals"
This U.S. ceremonial song was written in 1811 about the head of a Scottish clan, not an American leader
Hail to the Chief
Samuel Johnson said shakespeare "so carefully informs us" that this play is set on the eve of May Day & yet called it this
A Midsummer Night's Dream
It was one of the Beatles' longest songs & the one to spend the most time at No. 1 on the U.S. charts--9 weeks
The circulation of the Times of New York & London totals about 1/2 the "Times of" this place, largest of any English daily
This king was the first of Henry VIII's many fathers-in-law
Fittingly, this Thomas Hardy character is introduced near the Pure Drop Inn
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Brother & sister who were both nominated for 1969 Oscars: he for a screenplay, she for Best Actress; they didn't win
Jane & Peter Fonda
One of the 2 Central American countries never under military rule in the last 50 years
Costa Rica (or Belize)
Congress has passed 11 of these: the first in 1812, the last in 1942
Declarations of War
In this novel the title character says, "It is a bad omen" after a guard does not hear a train & is crushed
One of its mascots is a restored 1930 sport coupe that's been in use at the school since 1961
In 1938 his company began installing instruments in U.S. homes to record the frequencies to which a radio was tuned
In 2006 it was moved to a new list that includes Ceres & Eris
To the question "Did you write the best-known line in JFK's inaugural?", Ted Sorensen would smile & say these 2 words
One of the 2 years in which 3 men served as president of the United States
1841 or 1881
In 1925 she visited a floating theater docked in North Carolina to research her next novel
The Italian word for "shadow" is used as a local variation on the name of this region midway between Rome & Florence
Launched October 1, 1928, it was brought to a premature end in 1932 amid growing hunger
The title of this 1959 instrumental is a synonym for "Time Out", the album on which it first appeared
On the new list chosen in 2007, this wonder designed by Heitor da Silva Costa is the only statue
Christ the Redeemer
Alphabetically, Zagreb is the last world capital; this capital of a former Soviet republic is second to last
Her 1886 obituary in a Massachusetts paper said, "Very few in the village, except among the older inhabitants, knew" her "personally"
Champollion's deciphering the 1st symbol as "sun" led to translating the name of this leader--there were 11 of them named this
On June 6, 1944 he said, "The eyes of the world are upon you"
In the 1st chapter of this 1939 novel, "when the night came again it was black night, for the stars could not pierce the dust"
Grapes of Wrath
Recently in the news, this agency traces its origins to an 1803 act helping Portsmouth, N.H. after a fire
It's criss-crossed by dozens of "peace walls" that separate its Catholic & Protestant neighborhoods
When this diplomat met the singer Psy in 2012, he said, "Until 2 days ago... I was the most famous Korean in the world"
It says, "The body of the trooper having been buried in the church yard, the ghost rides forth... in nightly quest of his head"
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
It's the only U.S. state that has more than one native-born son honored on Mount Rushmore
To the ancient Greeks & Romans, it was the slowest-moving planet seen from Earth
In 2011 the city of Savannah granted an exemption allowing the sale of these items outside Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace
Girl Scout Cookies
In April 1865 he said, "Go home, all you boys who fought with me, and help to build up the shattered fortunes of our old state"
Robert E. Lee
In the 1940s an anemometer aided Antarctic experiments that 1st determined this measurement heard in weather reports
Of the more than 75 competitive categories, this one does not cite the title of any album, song or other project
Best New Artist
Before this show hit Broadway in 1964, one of its working titles was "The Luckiest People"
When this city hosted the XIV Winter Olympics, it was located in a different nation than today
The first of Jane Austen's 6 novels to be published in her lifetime, its title is last alphabetically
Sense and Sensibility
It's the only nation in the world that officially describes itself as a confederation
In 1779 U.S. Marine Corps Captain William Jones advertised for these, later a 1992 movie title
A Few Good Men
Title character who's "clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere"
From 2008, it's the most recent film to win Best Picture & Best Song; the lyrics are in a foreign language
Design artist Iwao Takamoto said the exterior for the Skypad Apts. on "The Jetsons" was inspired by a landmark in this city
2 of the 3 countries that are completely encircled by one other country
San Marino, Vatican City, Lesotho
It's the world's longest river whose outflow is into an entirely inland body of water
This term for a type of decision is from Old French for "to speak the truth"
These 2 world capitals are separated by only 250 miles of land & less than 1 degree of latitude, at 59º 17' & 59º 57' N.
Stockholm & Oslo
Record holder for the longest time lived after leaving office
A bio from 1974, 26 years after his death, quotes him: "I swing big... I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can"
For a 1912 play they were dubbed Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick & Quee; 25 years later, they got new names
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, it's the number of the only one to contain the word "sex"
This Major League Baseball team's current stadium was built for a 20th century Olympics
Held in 1857, America's first national landscape design contest was for the creation of this place
The town where he was born in 1811 is now in far eastern Austria; when he was born there it belonged to another country
In 1886 he wrote, "My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water"
Seen here is a suit of armor worn by this monarch at the siege of Boulogne in 1544 when he was 53
"You better not never tell nobody but God", begins this 1982 novel, whose film version garnered 11 Oscar nominations
The Color Purple
Though being added to much more slowly than 20 years ago, it's now 1.3 million sq. ft., too big to display in one place
the AIDS quilt
This 1967 No. 1 hit contains snippets of "In The Mood", "Greensleeves" & "She Loves You"
All You Need is Love
One of the 3 national capitals made up of 2 words that begin with the same letter
Addis Ababa, San Salvador, Phnom Penh
Alphabetically, this breed is last on the recognized list of the American Kennel Club
The last speech in this play says, "No grave upon the earth shall clip in it a pair so famous"
Antony & Cleopatra
In 1805 the second in command to this hero said, "I wish (he) would stop signaling. We all know what we have to do"
Thoreau noted in 1854, it "resounds at every post. it is a harp with one string--the first strain from the American lyre"
This state's highest peak is 13,796 feet high & only about 15 miles from the ocean
Before Michael Phelps in 2008, he was the last American to win 5 individual golds in one Olympics; he did it at Lake Placid
In 1986 her company, now associated with JC Penney, became the first founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500
Thomas Watson Jr. appeared on the March 28, 1955 cover of Time with the caption "Clink, Clank," this
This 1962 play takes place beginning at 2 A.M. in the living room of a house on a New England college campus
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?
Though it consists entirely of islands, this populous country borders 3 other nations
This man is the only U.S. president since Hoover not named Time magazine's Man or Person of the Year
He has a Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer Citation & membership in the Rock & Roll & Minnesota Music Halls of Fame
This 2-word adjective for "going against accepted speech or conduct" first appeared in a 1933 translation from Izvestia
A publisher's note on one of his books called him "The terror of typesetters" & "an enigma to book reviewers"
The rooster atop many church weather vanes is there to remind us of a story involving this apostle
It was created in the early 1700s from 2 counties purchased by an Austrian prince; he named the nation for his family
The soundtrack for this film based on a play holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1, 54 weeks in 1962 & '63
West Side Story
Built in 1911, this Wisconsin home was named for a Welsh bard associated with King Arthur
Chapters in a biography on this author include "Declaring His Genius" and "A Late Victorian Love Affair"
The word coined for these substances in 1912 was meant to suggest they were essential to life & contained nitrogen
In 1900 the first La Scala performance of this opera was conducted by the man whose last name began with the opera's title
Found in Article 3, Section 3, & requiring the testimony of 2 witnesses to prove, it's the only crime defined in the Constitution
Amazon said this author who died in 2004 was the first to sell a million Kindle e-books
This 1890 piece was named for a Verlaine poem that begins, "Your soul is as a moonlit landscape fair"
Claire de Lune
In 1880 he wrote, "We draw two circles, and make them include or exclude or intersect one another"
The only 2 presidents never to present a State of the Union address are William Henry Harrison & this man
He was born in 1728 in Yorkshire, England & died in a skirmish February 14, 1779 in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
Captain James Cook
First publicly performed in 1745, this song sometimes has its pronouns changed
God Save the Queen
In 2012 the National Postal Museum marked the 75th & 100th anniversaries of these 2 disasters with an exhibit called "Fire & Ice"
Titanic sinking & the Hindenberg
The seal of this historic New England city has the phrase "What a glorious morning for America" & the date "April 19"
Referring to its 2 acts, an Irish critic described it as "a play in which nothing happens, twice"
Waiting for Godot
"Si ve algo, diga algo" was part of a 2011 Spanish-language TV campaign by this Cabinet department
Based on a 1926 play & real-life events, it's now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history
The team known as these since 1895 plays its home games on top of the Hayward Seismic Fault
Cal Golden Bears
Gambling as a commercial enterprise in some form is legal in all states except Hawaii & this state
New York's delegates were John Lansing, Robert Yates & this Founding Father, the only one of the 3 who signed
"A Cry of Children" & "Nightmare Island" were proposed titles for this novel
Lord of the Flies
Ancient Romans knew this animal featured in their circuses as a hippotigris
The villains in this game were inspired by the swine flu epidemic scare
Of the Romance languages, it has the greatest number of native speakers in a single country
This element was discovered extraterrestrially in 1868; it took 27 more years until someone isolated it on Earth
Oddly, this mammalian character with a rhyming name suffers from alopecia
The last British monarch to be buried outside the U.K., he was interred in 1727 in the land where he was born
King George 1
When Turner Classic Movies began broadcasting on April 14, 1994, the first movie shown was this one
Gone with the Wind
From 1953 until 1990 Chemnitz, Germany was named for this man
If it were a nation, a state with a 2-word name in this country would be the world's 6th most-populous at 200 million
The creator of this comic strip did not like its 1950 change in title, believing it suggested insignificance
A proposed title for this novel sounded too much like a Vegas heist movie, so the number in the title was doubled
One of his first Oscar nominations was for Best Actor; none of his 22 other Oscar nominations was for acting
In an 1854 work, this title body of water was compared with the proportions of Loch Fyne
This ruler of a New World country was born in Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace in 1832 & executed far from home in 1867
These stores first launched in 2001 take in more money per sq. foot than any other U.S. retailer, almost doubling Tiffany's
Its title phrase traces back to a stand by heavily outnumbered British infantry against a cavalry charge
The Thin Red Line
Her most famous poem was written for a December 1883 art & literary auction to benefit the Pedestal Fund
In 1890 he captained the stern-wheeler Roi des Belges on a voyage down the Congo River
This opera begins with Air Force One landing at Beijing
Nixon in China
OED's earliest citation of this 5-word phrase is "Now, Monsieur Poirot, you would without doubt like to visit" this place
the scene of the crime
She's the only artist to have No. 1 albums in 5 consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s
When Milton Bradley released this home game in 1966, competitors accused it of selling "sex in a box"
On February 22, 1918 Warren Harding said it is good to drink "at the fountains of wisdom inherited from" this alliterative group
The Founding Fathers
This teen duo debuted in a 1992 animated short in which they played baseball with a frog
Beavis & Butthead
This term for a final resting place got its name because clay was dug up there for craftsmen
The only remake of a U.S. film to win Best Picture; the original was made in the 1920s, the Oscar-winning remake in the 1950s
This word that means "freedom from narrow restrictions" can also refer to one of a range of imaginary lines
1 of his 5 sons was born in New Brunswick, Canada
On July 31, 1971 Air Force Colonel David Scott became the first person to drive one of these
a Lunar Rover
Of the world's 5 largest islands by area, the 2 with territory of more than 1 country are Borneo & this one