final jeopardy 2014 to 2015.txt
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final jeopardy 2014 to 2015.txt
jeopardy 2015 2014 final
final jeopardy 2014 to 2015 partial list. Around 120 questions
It's the only state name that can be typed using the letters on only one row of the standard keyboard
He wrote the 1971 opener "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold"
Hunter S. Thompson
This author had a bitter feud with Michael Moore over the title of a 2004 documentary
On February 25, 1956, he gave a speech "On the Personality Cult and Its Consequences", seen as an attack on his predecessor
They're the 2 states with the highest percentage of people who speak French at home
Louisinana & Maine
At his term's end, Ronald Reagan took an office in an L.A. high-rise, still a mess from the filming of this 1988 thriller
To prepare venues hosting this event, 12 billion perennial ryegrass seeds were imported from Manitoba, 5,000 miles away
The World Cup
Describing anything very showy, in architecture it refers to a style using curves like tongues of fire
A U.S. No. 1 in 1977, it was performed the night before Carl XVI Gustaf's 1976 wedding to Silvia Sommerlath
A park, elementary school & medical pavilion named for Herbert Hoover are found in this 2-word California city
The ancient Greeks derived the name of this evil sorceress from a verb meaning "to plot"
Nothing is known of his early life in England before 1600 or of the end of his life in North America after June 22, 1611
Not in the 10 longest, this 1,560-mile river in a fertile basin flows by 29 cities of over 100,000 people
In 1863 he used the epigraph "I have gathered other...men's flowers, & nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own"
Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
After his death, he was given full military honors in Greece before his body was returned home for burial at his baronial seat
After England, more Shakespeare plays are set in this present-day country than in any other
Efforts to save historic treasures threatened by the creation of the Aswan High Dam led UNESCO to create this list
World Heritage Sites
It is mentioned in the motto on Minnesota's flag & is depicted on Alaska's
The North Star
This word for a process that leads to the solution to a problem comes from the Arabic name of a 9th century mathematician
The street address of his presidential library is 40 Presidential Drive
#6In 1702 Thomas Savery wrote of one of his designs, "Such an engine will do the work or labour of ten or twelve" these
In 1858 rule of India went from the East India Company to the British Crown & Lord Canning became the first holder of this title
Viceroy of India
Characters in this epic 4,002-line poem include Count Ogier, Duke Thierry & Archbishop Turpin of Reims
The Song of Roland
1 of 2 performers to win 2 Best Actor Oscars for films that won Best Picture
Brando or Dustin Hoffman
In 1846 it had 200 people; 14 years later, thanks to a discovery, it had over 50,000, making it No. 15 in the country
This North American river first sailed by Europeans in 1534 is named for a man who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century
the St. Lawrence River
An early TV ad for this candy bar featured a fleur-de-lis flag & a song with the lyrics "fun for all"
A line in this short story is "Slowly, awkwardly trying out his feelers, which he now first learned to appreciate..."
In 1170 he said, "I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace"
St. Thomas Becket
Still around, these 2 rival companies began with a 1744 sale of "scarce & valuable books" & a 1766 sale of chamber pots
Christie's & Sotheby's
His headstone in Rome reads in part: "This grave contains all that was mortal, of a young English poet"
Found near Amsterdam in 2010, a 1606 stock certificate from this long-defunct company has been valued at $750,000
Dutch East India Company
The difference of this southern state's highest & lowest points is only 345 feet, the smallest disparity among the states
"Iowa Stubborn" was the second song heard in this show when it opened on Broadway in 1957
The Music Man
Dr. Hugh Cairns, who tried but couldn't save the life of this man in May 1935, became a pioneer in the use of motorcycle helmets
In 1982, 72 years after his death, he became the first person inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians
He said a 2009 exhibit was the 1st time taxpayers' money was used "to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off"
In the Red Star in 1976, Capt. Yuri Gavrilov coined this nickname for a U.K. politician who had made a speech against the USSR
The Iron Lady
Meaning "waterless place" this 500,000-square-mile area lies in what's called a "rain shadow" of the Himalayas
This European city hosted the northernmost Summer Games, also the first where Soviet athletes participated
In 1923 Fanny Brice made news by having this procedure, later rejected by a woman portraying her
a nose job
Set to the song "You've Got Time", a montage of real women who were incarcerated is in the opening credits of this series
Orange is the New Black
Present name of an island settled by Europeans in the 1490s, today the most populous island in the Americas
He was the last English monarch to die in battle
The 1853 dedication of "12 Years a Slave" was to this woman author "whose name... is identified with the Great Reform"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The flag of Burundi has stars representing the Twa & these 2 other ethnic groups much in the news in the 1990s
Hutu & Tutsi
Inspired by the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet, its symbol includes 2 horizontal lines to represent stability
With a total of 5 wins, they're the only 2 Best Actress winners who were known professionally by the same last name
Katherine & Audrey Hepburn
In the mid-1960s, a decade after it first appeared in a holiday tale, this word came to be used for any mean killjoy
Celebrated in April, National Robotics Week honors this man who coined the word "robotics" in a 1941 short story
One of the 3 European Union countries besides the United Kingdom that have not switched to driving on the right
Ireland, Cyprus & Malta
Its sculptor asked for prayer that this work would "endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away"
One of the top 20, this 1946 film was based on a short story published as "The Man Who Was Never Born"
It's a Wonderful Life
In 2004 the dollar replaced the guilder as the monetary unit of this country
The narrator mistakes the presence of this title creature for the wind & later calls it prophet
The romantic balcony seen here is one of the most popular tourist attractions in this Italian city
The first birthday celebration mentioned in the Bible takes place in Genesis 40 & is in honor of this ruler
Pharoah of Egypt
The first man in the 20th century to hold all 4 federally elected offices: congressman, senator, vice president & president
The peat bogs of Dartmoor, England inspired the fictional home of the beastly title character in this 1902 tale
The Hound of the Baskervilles
For this 1971 film the reference is to the 1948 film "Red River"
The Last Picture Show
In 1986 the Surgeon General called this "the best rescue technique in any choking situation"
the Heimlich Maneuver
This product's website has stated, "Helping imagination take shape for over 50 years!" & "Fun to (use), not to eat"
This city of 650,000 people is the most populous U.S. city not found in a U.S. state
Technically this monarch is the head of state of 16 countries including Jamaica & New Zealand
This 8'2" character who made his debut in 1969 is still going strong
The remains for Arlington's first monument to unknown soldiers mostly came from this battlefield 30 miles away
First encountered in 1648 by a man born in Russia, it was eventually named after a man born in Denmark
The Bering STrait
In 1940 House Representative from Oklahoma Lyle Boren denounced it as a "dirty, lying, filthy manuscript"
The GRapes of Wrath
He once said, "It is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things"
One critic called them "a social phenomenon", "the most widely recognised group... since John, Paul, George & Ringo"
The Spice Girls
Of the 5 cities mentioned in Shakespeare play titles, it's the only one not found in Europe
In this year, there were no presidents or vice presidents running, but 3 of the 4 men on the 2 major party ballots would become president
Set in the Great Depression, this 2006 novel has an epigraph from "Horton Hatches the Egg"
Water for Elephants
Its first chapter recalls "the little scallop-shell of pastry, so richly sensual under its severe, religious folds"
Rememberance of Things Past
This capital city, which at 12,330 miles is farthest from Madrid, is named for a soldier who spent time in Madrid
In an 1893 opera that was its composer's greatest success, Peter & Gertrud are the parents of these 2 characters
Hansel & Gretel
These 2 islands that begin with the same letter, are linked by the 33.5-mile Seikan rail tunnel, the world's longest in operation
Honshu & Hokkaido
The 3 Latin phrases found in the Constitution are "pro tempore", "ex post facto" & this legal 2-word phrase
As of 2013, this 3-letter verb common in sports, theater & politics has the largest entry in the online OED
This is the only state that honors a former U.S. Secretary of State with his own legal holiday
This NFL team's logo is the only one that is a plant
The New Orleans Saints
The Hiram Bingham Highway, opened in 1948, is the last leg linking Machu Picchu with this World Heritage site, a city about 50 miles off
After Washington & FDR, he is, perhaps fittingly, the president who appointed the most Supreme Court justices
Accepting his 1922 Nobel Prize in Stockholm, he spoke of "the intellectual solidarity" in the Scandinavian countries
This machine was invented in 1929; the Government began buying them to help prevent any more Army Air Corps fatalities
the flight simulator
The fifth king & the eighth king of this name share the distinction of both having been proclaimed king but never crowned
In 1915 his reasons for naturalization included "having lived and worked in England for the best part of forty years"
he first conversation recounted in the Bible is in Genesis 3, between these 2; it leads to trouble
Eve & the Serpent
A restaurant chain took its name from a British band's fourth chart-topper, this 1967 song
Although she has appeared in only 2 Broadway musicals, she got Tony nominations for both, for 1962 & 1964
A popular product was born when Jean Naigeon of this city substituted the juice of unripe grapes for vinegar
Named around 1616, it's the world's fifth-largest island & the largest named after a person
Losses in this event included 12 chests of souchong
The Boston Tea Party
A chapter heading in this 19th century work calls the title character "one-eyed, lame", another calls him "deaf"
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
This country's coat of arms features a palm tree & a 19th Century American sailing ship
This title 1864 adventure is embarked upon by a descent into Iceland's Mount Sneffels
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Subtract a letter from the name of a keystroke found in computer commands & you get this violent reaction to social change
Today this company markets more than 100 times the number of products found in a slogan it used in 1896
He was featured on the September 22, 1947 cover of Time with the caption "He and the boss took a chance"
It became a colony of the U.S. in 1898, a commonwealth in 1935 & an independent country in 1946
2012 poll by Britain's national army museum voted this man, born in 1732, as the nation's greatest military enemy
"His madness being stronger than any other faculty", he "resolved to have himself dubbed a knight by the first person he met"
He received a real obituary in the Albuquerque Journal last year nothing his "...long battle with lung cancer"
John Williams said his music for this event, not a film, tried to capture "the spirit of cooperation, of heroic achievement"
1984 Olympic Games
A key scene of this sitcom's 2014 finale after 9 seasons was actually filmed in season 2
How I Met Your Mother
Both making news in June, these 2 Davids with similar last names are LeBron's new coach & Eric Cantor's conqueror
Davit Blatt & David Brat
Among its firsts are underwater auto tunnel to a foreign country & corp. to net more than $1 billion in a single year
He came to power 34 days before FDR & left it 19 days after him
In the 400-page book "Agatha Christie A to Z", entries beginning with this 6-letter word start on page 224 & end on 238
In 1936 at age 79, he published an article in Esquire magazine in which he described how to pick a jury
In May 1980 over 200 leaders from more than 120 countries attended his funeral in Belgrade
This metaphor used by Shakespeare & Coleridge to denote an ending is based on a legend that never really happens in nature
She was born near London; her mother, near Madrid
Bloody Mary Tudor
11 movie soundtrack albums by this performer hit the Billboard Top 10, with 4 hitting No. 1
The title character of this 2013 film was played by David Tomlinson, who was actually seen only in clips from a 1964 film
Saving Mr. Banks
The Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806 was the first; the German empire from 1871 to 1918 was the second
In "Godspell" this character leads the company in singing, "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord"
John the Baptist
At 200 miles, this capital of just over a million people is the continental capital closest to London
In 1937 his sister said he had "hats of every description" which he would use as a "foundation of his next book"