Александр Успанов (alex_utah) wrote,
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Вопросы онлайнового отбора на Jeopardy. 2009

January 27, 2009, Online Test Transcript

Пока без ответов. :)
Комментарии скринятся. Тоже пока.

WORLD RELIGION:
Krishna & Rama are both considered avatars of this Hindu god

CABLE TV PERSONALITIES:
This Scottish-born chef is known for his TV rants at weaker restaurateurs

DYNASTY:
Nicholas II was the last ruling czar of this royal family

WHAT A CHARACTER!:
Topsy & Simon Legree are both characters in this bestselling novel

NEW TESTAMENT GEOGRAPHY:
John the Baptist's ministry took place in the region around this river

TOYS:
In 1903, with presidential permission, Morris Michtom began marketing these toys

WORD ORIGINS:
This term for a person who works for various employers comes from knights who sold their skills

TALE TELLERS:
She's the fabled tale teller in "The Thousand & One Nights"

PHYSICS:
Regarding this device, Archimedes said, "Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth"

ACTRESSES:
In 2008 she played Daisy, the lifelong friend of Benjamin Button

MOUNTAIN HIGH:
This 14,700-foot peak in the Swiss Alps is famous for its shape & the danger of ascending it

U.S. PRESIDENTS:
He was president during the War of 1812

SYMPHONIES:
Mozart's last & perhaps most powerful symphony shares its name with this planet

SPEAKING IN TONGUES:
This language was invented in Warsaw in 1887 by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof

SPORTS STARS:
In the 2007-'08 season, this Cleveland Cavalier turned 23 & averaged 30 points a game

HOMOPHONES:
An arm bone, or an adjective meaning "funny"

SCIENTISTS:
Now named to the Cabinet, Steven Chu won a Nobel for capturing atoms with these light beams

MYTHOLOGY:
He occupied a chair over which the "sword of" him was suspended by a single thread

BOOKS BY REPORTERS:
"Bush at War", "Plan of Attack" & "State of Denial" are books by this famed journalist

VOCAL MUSIC:
Cecilia Bartoli has unearthed & sung several forgotten arias by this "Four Seasons" composer

BODIES OF WATER:
It's the smallest & easternmost of the Great Lakes

MEASURE IT:
9 teaspoons equals this many tablespoons

WORLD LITERATURE:
Logically, it's the middle book of Dante's "Divine Comedy"

TRANSPORTATION:
In 1620 it sailed west from Southampton with Christopher Jones as captain

CHEMICAL ELEMENTS:
Atomic number 98, this radioactive element is the only one named after a U.S. state

POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS:
This Midwest state is the only one whose 2-letter postal abbreviation is a preposition

CROSSWORD CLUES 'P':
Attorney-client benefit (9 letters)

SHAKESPEARE:
It completes the line "Shall I compare thee to…"

THEATER:
In a 2008 revival of this show, the Sharks sing in Spanish

ICE CREAM:
This flavor was invented in 1929 & named in part to reflect the difficult economic times ahead

SCULPTURE:
Sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon are known as these, after a British Lord

LITERARY CHARACTERS:
In "Great Expectations", this aged lady still wears her wedding dress

HISTORIC BRITS:
The "Young Pretender" to the British throne in the 1740s was also known as Bonnie Prince this

PHOTOGRAPHY:
This Frenchman lent his name to an early form of photography

AFRICA:
In Latin, the name of this country means "place of freedom"

RECENT BESTSELLERS:
A no. 1 bestseller in 2008 was this female mystery author's "Scarpetta"

THE MOON:
Latin term for the Moon's "seas"; the largest is about 750 miles wide

AFRICAN AMERICANS:
Born a slave, she helped free others & was the first black woman on a U.S. postage stamp

THEATRICAL TERMS:
As an adjective, it means "timely"; in the theater, it's to supply an actor with a line

RHYME TIME:
Just one radio advertising song

U.S. CITIES:
The Oregon Trail & Pony Express route both passed by Casper in this state

LITERARY FIRSTS:
His "Murders in the Rue Morgue" is considered by many to be the world's first detective story

ASIA:
During the Sui Dynasty it was repaired 7 times to defend against the Tujue

CONGRESS:
The House of Representatives has this many members

FILL IN THE ___:
Half ___ Alaska

BIOLOGY:
The intestinal tract of these insects, aka white ants, can break down cellulose

ISLANDS:
Smaller than only Greenland, it's the world's second-largest island

WRITERS:
Karen Blixen wrote "Out of Africa" under this name

RETAIL:
Hit the bull's-eye & name this discount retail store first opened by the Dayton Co. in 1962

SINGERS:
This singer renamed herself "Sasha Fierce" for a 2008 double album


UPD1: Предлагаю желающим ответить писать не "взял 49 примерно", а приводить варианты ответов, скажем, в формате

"ТЕМА: ответ
ТЕМА: ответ
..."

Ответы, я думаю, можно писать и по-английски, и по-русски.

А я через сутки в том же формате опубликую ответы. А затем уже можно будет и количество взятых для себя прикинуть. То есть - присланные варианты ответов не будут расскриниваться.

UPD2: Ответы опубликованы в комментарии к этой записи. Дима Ж. и Саша Л. - офигенно круты! :)
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