final jeopardy 2011 to 12.txt
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final jeopardy 2011 to 12.txt
jeopardy final 2011 2012
final jeopardy for season 28 2011 to 2012
This country in the Americas has more than 125,000 miles of coastline, the most of any country in the world
In the 8th book in a series by L. Frank Baum, this character begins to speak; he simply chose not to before
In 1859 a theory was born when he wrote, "from so simple a beginning endless forms...have been, and are being, evolved"
The corporate headquarters of this store founded in 1948 is at One Geoffrey Way in Wayne, New Jersey
Toys R Us
In addition to his 1,093 U.S. patents, he held more than 1,200 patents awarded by other countries
This country that explored the Antarctic interior is the most northerly nation to claim territory on the continent
This sport introduced in Summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16 1/2 feet long & 9 1/2 feet wide
Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable
Alex P Keaton
The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is "it is far safer to be feared than loved"
One of its first lines is "I won't talk! I won't say a word!!!"
The most famous resident of the National Museum of Ethiopia is the very old young lady named this
This 17th century king was the last British monarch to enter the House of Commons
A wife of King David & 2 of our early first ladies shared this name derived from Hebrew for "my father's joy"
David Phillips, whose expos? reporting inspired this word made popular by Teddy Roosevelt, was later shot dead
This appointed position first held by John Dryden echoes a "Versificator Regis" of Richard I in the 12th century
Of the 6 official languages used at the U.N., this one is the last alphabetically
He said, "It is 72 years since the first inauguration of a president under our national Constitution"
In 1989 he said, "You can't just ask customers what they want...by the time you get it built, they'll want something new"
1910 winner Albrecht Kossel studied a new material in the control center of cells; today, we know it as this
On May 18, 1974 this country tested its first nuclear device, nicknamed "Smiling Buddha"
"The Man on Lincoln's Nose" was a working title for this 1959 film
North by Northwest
In 2011 his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85
Among the many books he wrote were "The World Crisis", "The Second World War" & "Painting As A Pastime"
The title of this scandalous novel set in 1930s Paris symbolizes "the disease of civilization "
Tropic of Cancer
The 1995, 2003 & 2006 winners for Best Actor all appeared in this 1982 teen comedy
FastTimes at Ridgemont High
A 1905 treaty named for this U.S. city ended a foreign war 7,000 miles away & was actually signed at Kittery, Maine
Though shot in the chest, Teddy Roosevelt gave a 1912 speech saying, "it takes more than that to kill" one of these animals
a bull moose
The first major use of simultaneous translation, before adoption by the U.N., was in this European city in 1945 & 1946
Listed in 1983, this complex finished c. 1650 features inlaid semiprecious stones & Arabic calligraphy
According to Billboard, the top 2 music artists of 2011 were these single-named singers, neither born in the U.S.
Adele & Rihanna
The name of this fabric includes the initials of the city where it was introduced at a World's Fair site
These 2 men first meet after one of them tells a friend, Stamford, of needing new lodgings in London
Holmes & Watson
This nation, independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with French as one of its official languages
The bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at age 8 in Ontario
19th c. reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high
In an 1873 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this
Formed in 1909, it performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, New York & Monte Carlo, but never in Moscow
The Last Supper
Between January 1, 1841 & December 31, 1850 the U.S. had this many presidents, the most in a 10-year period
1 of the first 2 women in Hollywood to own a studio (according to the official bio of No. 3, Oprah)
Mary Pickford & Lucille Ball
Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one
From the French for "to set in the woods", this word refers to a type of attack
Clipper Goodwill, a Boeing 727, took this airline's last passengers from Barbados to Miami December 4, 1991
Only 3 sites have the remains of 2 presidents: 1 at Quincy, Massachusetts, 1 at Arlington & 1 in this state capital
A letter in this mystery says, "We are going... to Luxor and Assuan by steamer, and perhaps on to Khartoum"
Death on the Nile
This Grammy winner who died in 2009 at age 94 was an inductee into both the Rock & Roll & National Inventors Halls of Fame
In 1934 the lease for this place was increased to $4,085 per year; since 1959 the checks haven't been cashed
"The Man who Invented the Twentieth Century" is a biography of this scientist born in the Balkans
A 2005 study reported that this animal named for an island has, pound-for-pound, the most powerful bite of any mammal
On September 5, Dwight Eisenhower told this state's governor that "the federal Constitution will be upheld by me by every legal means"
This play that came to Broadway in 2005 is set in the autumn of 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx
The National Inventors Hall of Fame said his work "brought the South prosperity", but he was out of business within 5 years
First held in May 1875, it is the oldest continuously held major sporting event in the United States
In 2011, in the preface to the 75th anniversary edition, Pat Conroy called this novel "the last great... victory of the Confederacy"
Gone with the Wind
Completed in 1959, it's been variously described as a snail, a concrete tornado, even a giant wedding cake
This performer is the only person to win an Emmy, the Mark Twain Prize & the Spingarn Medal
When the future state of Iowa became part of the United States, this man was President
Besides Antarctica, the 2 continents that have never hosted the Summer or Winter Olympic Games
Africa and South America
Seeing young people competing in a reality show on one channel & fighting a war on another gave this author a book idea
It's believed that its nose was about 3 feet wide when it was first constructed around 2500 B.C.
Of the 5 elements with 4-letter names, it's the only one that is not a solid at room temperature
In 1777 an opponent wrote of him "Money is this man's God, and to get enough of it he would sacrifice his country"
Though its name means "against life", it's any of a class of substances used to save a life
Its seal shows a 16-pointed star, symbolizing the search for information, on a shield symbolizing defense
In Greek myth he became the prey when he was killed by Scorpius; now they're both in the sky
In 1977 Juanita Kreps, the first woman on the board of the NYSE, became the first woman to head this Cabinet dept.
This state is known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution" for all the battles there, including a pivotal one in December 1776
One of the 4 small U.N. member nations that use the euro as their official currency even though not in the European Union
Andorra, Montenegro, Monaco, San Marino
WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN...The Jets beat the heavily favored Colts in Super Bowl III
This title guy says, "Do you believe in my innocence, in the fiendishness of my accusers? Reassure me with a hallelujah!"
For 2010 & 2011, it's gotten more visitors than any other single museum in the U.S.
National Air & Space Museum
He titled his 2011 memoir "Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain"
An exploited part of a law, originally it meant an opening in a castle wall used to look at or shoot at an enemy
A Loop Hole
The only 2 plays whose titles repeat a word, excluding articles & prepositions, are "Measure for Measure" & this
All's Well that Ends Well
Printmaker Richard Hamilton is credited with coining the name of this style, calling it "designed for a mass audience"
Designed by Norwegian Gustav Vigeland, it depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders
Nobel Peace Prize
His widow Maria Elena & actor Gary Busey were on hand when his star was dedicated outside Capitol Records in 2011
The OED traces these 2 parallel terms to an October 30, 2000 "Today" show discussion of an electoral map
Red State, Blue State
A. cavaticus, the scientific name of the barn spider, inspired the middle initial & last name of a character in this book
In 2005 a sculpture of an African elephant was installed outside this country's embassy in Washington, D.C.
This Robert de Niro film is known in Italian as "Il cacciatore"
The Deer Hunter
More VPs have been from this state than any other, including 2 20th century VPs who were its governor
On March 17, 2011 a probe called Messenger became the first spacecraft to orbit this planet
Though often associated with Machiavelli, this phrase, "exitus acta probat", first appears in a work by Ovid
the end justifies the means
"Books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers" is a line from this novel
At 22 square miles, it's the world's smallest island with a population exceeding 1 million, a figure it reached by 1880
In 1953 the maker of this board game was flooded with letters with ideas for timing devices, turntables & bags to hold game pieces
Its nickname is said to come from a line in an 1899 speech that followed "frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me"
At his death in January 2010, he was called "the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous"
This site was active from 1892 to 1954; its busiest day was April 17, 1907 when 11,747 were processed
On visiting RKO in 1939, he described the studio as the biggest electric train set any boy ever had
"Start with the tone... up a full tone. Down a major third. Now drop an octave. Up a perfect fifth"
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Chapters in his autobiography include "Outcaste", "First Day in Pretoria" & "Fasting as Penance"
After dying, she's described as having "too much of water", & her brother says, "therefore I forbid my tears"
These people who ruled large parts of Spain before Celtic & Roman dominance left their name on the land
An entertainer born in 1888 whose original first name was Adolph was one of the best-known players of this instrument
These 2 back-to-back Tony winners for Best Musical (1987 & 1988) were both set in Paris
Les Miserables & Phantom of the Opera
The name of a Kansas City-based consumer product company, it's also a term goldsmiths use to denote quality
A fellow author called him "a very unique cat--a French Canadian Hinayana Buddhist beat Catholic savant"
Starting in the 300s B.C., Hellenistic civilization was spread from this land where a new country was declared in 1991
The first time we meet this man in a 1981 novel, he's in his cell holding "Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine"
In 1711 Newton led the Royal Society in London & his greatest rival led the Academy of Sciences in this capital city
The Catholic & Eastern churches separated in 1054, when the Pope & Patriarch did this to each other; it was undone in 1965
On nominating this man in 1967, LBJ said "It is the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man & the right place"
"No day shall erase you from the memory of time", from Virgil's "Aeneid", is inscribed on a wall at this memorial
the 9/11 Memorial in NYC
Quoting a famous line of his, a 2011 biography of this man was titled "And So It Goes"
On the eve of Earth Day, 2011, he became the first performer inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame
In Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles, Matthias is chosen to replace him
In 1893 the British established the Durand line, now the boundary, much in the news since 2001, between these 2 countries
Pakistan & Afghanistan
This French painter wrote, "I am good for nothing except painting and gardening"
The only title character in her creator's 6 major novels, she was portrayed in a 1996 film & a 2009 miniseries
The name of this assassin is Latin for heavy, dull, insensitive, oafish
This third-smallest state in area is home to the USA's third-oldest college
The 14 countries that border China run alphabetically from this to Vietnam
In 2011 Elizabeth II marked the 400th anniversary of this, assembled by 47 translators in Oxford, London & Cambridge
When Byzantine Emperor Justinian completed Hagia Sophia, he declared, this king, "I have surpassed thee"
The name of this title heroine of an 1847 poem is from the Greek for "good news"
An inspiration for this character introduced in 1929 was 15-year-old Palle Huld's 1928 44-day voyage around the world
Nicolas Paulescu isolated a substance he called pancrein, now known as this
A 1763 letter said that these 2 men were equipped with "instruments... to look at the posts in the line for ten or twelve miles"
Mason & Dixon
A biosphere reserve, this Southern national park is the largest in the lower 48 completely within one state
One of this author's greatest successes came after remarking, "I want to write about a fellow who was two fellows"
Robert Louis Stevenson
From the Arabic for "storehouse", in 1731 it was first used to refer to a monthly storehouse of information
Preserved in the West Point library, his last message reads, "Benteen. Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs"
One of her first spoken lines is translated as "You have the face of a wise and fearless caliph"
After living in Honduras, O. Henry coined this term for a small country dependent on a single export
This term for sudden severe head pain that typically lasts only a few minutes was trademarked by 7-Eleven in 1994
In 2002 his No. 10 jersey from the 1970 World Cup finals sold at auction for a record $220,850
The Carabelli & Durazzo families are considered the Hatfields & McCoys of this island
This volunteer group was born in May 1898 near the bar in San Antonio's Menger Hotel; it existed for just 133 days
The Rough Riders
This title character of an 18th century novel was the son of a man named Kreutznaer, but his name gets Anglicized
When asked for a home address in "The Blues Bros." Elwood gives 1060 W. Addison St., the home of this facility
The island where this man's son washed ashore was later named Ikaria
Between 2000 & 2010 these 2 states that border each other led the nation in highest percentage of population increase, 35% & 25%
Arizona & Nevada
Since 1066, the longest consecutive period when the monarch had the same name was 116 years with this given name
The traditional inaugural lunch for this president & V.P. featured boiled stuffed lobster & prime ribs of beef au jus
JFK & LBJ
1 of the 2 American women authors nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938
Pearl Buck & Margaret Mitchell
Keith Downey developed rapeseed into this cooking product, now a huge cash crop for farmers in Saskatchewan
Born in 1672 & named for a saint, in 1703 he founded a city whose name represents both of them
Peter the Great
An early scene in this 2011 film is set in Tonsberg, Norway in the year 965 A.D.
The Hebrew word for this Biblical unit of measurement is Ammah, aptly meaning "elbow" or "forearm"
Surname of the employer of James W. Marshall, who found gold in a stream near the Sacramento river in 1848
An audio version of this anti-war novel by a once blacklisted author has introductions from Cindy Sheehan & Ron Kovic
Johnny Got His Gun
In July 2011 it completed its first orbit around the Sun since its discovery in 1846
This film whose title refers to an establishment holds the record for most wins, 8, without winning Best Picture
While he's had 12 top 10 hits on Billboard, including 7 from a 1984 album, he's never had a No. 1 single
Concluding a 4-book series, his 2004 novel "Folly and Glory" features Kit Carson, William Clark & Jim Bowie
Crosby, Sinatra & Hope starred in the October 13, 1957 CBS-TV special that launched this short-lived product
His second inauguration marked the first time that women officially participated in the inaugural parade
Queen Anne liked the Marquess of Normanby, gave him permission to build a huge home in London & made him Duke of this
1 of the 2 islands with a population exceeding 100 million; each one is part of an Asian country
Honshu or Java
This team that joined the NFL in the mid-1970s is the only one whose name starts with the same 3 letters as its city's name
Recent evidence suggests that, despite its name, this 1599 building was a 20-sided icosagon
The Globe Theatre
A Roman legal term for a debtor sentenced to servitude is the origin of this term for a slave to a vice
He was born in NYC on April 3, 1783, toward the end of the Revolutionary War, & named for one of the war's heroes
Character names in a book & movie series, the top names for 2009 & 2010 were Isabella for girls & this biblical one for boys
Previously done by the Trapp Family, this song about an instrumentalist was a Top 40 hit every December from 1958 to 1962
The little Drummer Boy
The earliest known use of this term was in an Indianapolis Star opinion piece of September 20, 1914
First World War
The only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence represented this state
The cup presented since 1887 to the man who wins this is inscribed "single handed champion of the world"
On December 6, 1884 this was capped with a 100-oz., 9-inch-high pyramid-shaped block of aluminum, a metal that was rare at the time
For a 1953 play, he spent time in Salem doing research at the courthouse & at the Witch House
This word for a friend comes from the Latin for "with whom you would eat bread"
Inspired by a Meher Baba saying, this 1980s Grammy winner was the first a cappella recording to top the Billboard 100
Don't Worry, Be Happy
On Nov. 17, 1871 Union vets dismayed by soldiers' lack of proficiency in one skill formed this organization
Invented in 1943, this toy was flung over tree branches by soldiers in Vietnam & used as a makeshift radio antenna
In 2010, 467 years after his death, this man at odds with the church was reburied with honors at a Polish cathedral
The title of this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner comes from a Jonathan Swift line about how lesser minds unite to oppose genius
A Confederacy of Dunces
This 2-word term has its origins in a hostage-taking that followed the botched 1973 Norrmalmstorg bank robbery
Geraldine Doyle, who in 1942 took a job at a Michigan metal factory, helped inspire the look & job of this iconic character
Rosie the Riveter
Adding up the denominations of circulating bills with U.S. presidents on the front gives you this total
It's rare to get Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Actor for the same film; he is 1 of the 2 who did it twice
Clint Eastwood & Warren Beatty
It's the shorter, better-known name of the document "United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967"
The Pentagon Papers
Still in existence, it begin in 1688 in a British coffee shop popular with maritime folk; it soon got involved in their business
Lloyd's of London
He wrote, "He looked upon the garish day With such a wistful eye; The man had killed the thing he loved, & so he had to die"
7 women have been the secretary of this, the most for any department in the president's cabinet
A 2005 sale of 14,159,265 shares prompted the headline "Google offers shares, seeks global piece of" this
They were the first 2 sisters ever nominated for the same acting Oscar in the same year
Joan Fontaine & Olivia deHavilland
She said, "I told my plans to no one. I was not killing a man, but a wild beast that was devouring the French people"
In a poem he named himself Cadenus, an anagram of Decanus, or "Dean"
The word for a song element you won't find in instrumentals comes from the name of this instrument
Harpo Marx was among this group when it met in NYC's Rose Room for its final time, in 1943, & found there was nothing left to say
Algonquin Round Table
These 2 nations, one an island, have highest peaks with the same name; they also share a common European culture
Greece & Cyprus
A member of the Hanseatic League, this city with a 4-letter name was once known as the "Paris of the Baltic"
This classic book begins, "The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of a mountain range"
"In this sense, the theory of" this group "may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property"
In 1823 this Scot obtained a patent for a process that made silk, paper & "other substances impervious to water and air"
The villain's visage in this movie series was partly chosen due to its likeness to an 1893 work by a Norwegian artist
In 1940 at age 44 he died of a heart attack at his Hollywood home while reading his Princeton Alumni Weekly
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Monopoly creator Charles Darrow's sole quote in "the Yale Book of Quotations" includes this 3-digit number
Of the top 10 cities in population within city limits, this one of 1.4 million is the only state capital
In the original 1883 work, this title character kills a talking cricket, has his feet burned off & nearly starves
In 1978 he replaced his brothers at No. 1, who then replaced him; one of the brothers was a writer on all 3 songs
In the 1940s Franklin Roosevelt coined this term in reference to all the countries allied against the Axis powers
His 1922 New York Times obituary mentions that his patent No. 174,465 "has been called the most valuable patent ever issued"
Alexander Graham Bell
To mark an historic visit, on May 17 an Irish army band played this song followed by Ireland's anthem
God Save the Queen
This nation lost its direct access to the Pacific around 1880 but retains a navy that patrols its rivers & a large lake
This performer is the only person to win Oscars for acting & also songwriting
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, home to the largest permanent collection of her works, is in this state capital
"'How are you getting on?' said" this animal character, "as soon as there was mouth enough for it to speak with"
The Cheshire Cat
He was executed in 1780 & buried in Tappan, New York; his remains were moved to Westminster Abbey in 1821
Majot John Andre
The son of an Oscar winner, this prince is also a 5-time Olympian
The only time 3 actors from the same movie were nominated for Best Actor was for this high seas film
Mutiny on the Bounty
He gave his horse a name that partly means "nag" in Spanish; the name he gave himself refers to a piece of armor
Visited by 15 million people a year, this spot in Britain honors an 1805 battle fought elsewhere
Issued in 2011, a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of a major event in U.S. history depicts this stronghold
Aside from racquet sports, one of the 2 other Summer Olympic sports in which men may currently compete against women
Equestrian events or Sailing
In February 1967 this Asian leader said his people would "never agree to negotiate under the threat of bombing"
Ho Chi Minh
English poet Thomas Hoccleve, a contemporary of this man, called him the "firste fyndere of our fair langage"
In medieval times, an act of bravery got you dubbed a knight & won you a pair of golden these
In the 1880s he developed Crystal A Caramels; a product under his own name came out in 1900
Nietzsche wrote, "Once you said 'God' when you gazed upon distant seas; but now I have taught you to say" this word
The most recent father & daughter to win acting Oscars: he won for playing a veteran, she for playing a mental patient
Voight & Jolie
Name shared by a popular world sport & a member of the Gryllidae family
In the 1840s he wrote, "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government"