Fictional TV Cities
Get Into the Ring
Toys & Games
In God We Trust
|In 2004, the Stratocaster, one of these, turned 50. |
What is an electric guitar?
|Cicely, Alaska. |
What is Northern Exposure?
|In 1954 Tolkien followed up The Hobbit with this novel, the first part of a trilogy. |
What is the Fellowship of the Ring?
|The pancreas secretes this hormone in response to high levels of blood sugar. |
What is insulin?
|In 2000, Fortune magazine named this toy of plastic "automatic binding blocks" the toy of the past century. |
What is Legos? (I hesitated too long).
|It follows "America" in the name of an airline that went into the sunset in 2005. |
What is West?
|Licorice stick is a slang term for this woodwind instrument? |
What is an oboe? (clarinet)
|Sunnydale, California |
What is Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
|And it burns, burns, burns, this three word zone of the Pacific Ocean highlighted here (map displayed). |
What is the Asia-Pacific Rim? (ring of fire)
|This pigmented circular muscle surrounds the pupil of the eye. |
What is the iris?
|These Massachusetts siblings began their empire in the 1880s with a game called banking. |
What is Hasbro? (Parker Brothers)
|You can't help but love Shrek even though he's a big, green one of these monsters. What is an ogre?|
|A pedal mechanism allows this large orchestral drum to be tuned to different pitches. |
What is a tympany? (or kettle drum).
|Metropolis, Kansas |
What is Smallville?
|This newspaperman established his fame with 1916's "You know me, Al"; his "Jr." son was also a writer of note? |
Who is Ring Lardner? (no clue)
|In the late 1950, the Asian type of this virus caused 70,000 deaths in the U.S.; the Hong Kong strain struk in the '60s. |
What is influenza?
|These cute, cuddly plush toys were introduced in 2005 along with a code allowing kids to access an online community. |
What are webkins? (I had no clue).
It's the word you normally see on this traffic sign?
What is one-way? (detour)
|It wasn't until the '60s that we really became familiar with this instrument heard here. ||Dillon, Texas |
What is Friday Night Lights?
|Slip into the bikini this, the ring shaped geographic feature shown here (picture displayed). |
What is an atol?
|Daily Double |
Robert Edwards won a 2010 Nobel Prize for developing this, which led to the birth of Louise Brown in1978.
What is a test tube baby? (invitro fertilization - not sure whether I would have been awarded this one by the judges).
|This toy train was created in 1901 as an animated ad for a toy store window display. |
What is a Lionel train? (no one go this)
|Several members of the Dandolo family held this Venetian job. |
What is a gondolier? (douge? couldn't hear Tom's answer and Alex didn't repeat it).
|Jascha Heifetz taught a master class on this instrument at USC. |
What is a violin? (no one buzzed in on this one).
|New New York, New York |
What is Futurama? (one contestant buzzed in with Dr. Who)*
|This poet finished "The Ring and the Book", a story of a Roman murder case of the 1600s, 28 years after "Pippa Passes" |
Who is Robert Browning? (no one got this or even buzzed in on it).
|This superficial skin infection is caused by staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria? |
What is acne? (impetigo)
|In 1938 William Gruber developed this 3-D viewer; it took off after he got the rights to use Disney characters? |
What is a Viewmaster?
|John Hancock was a sufferer of this chronic disease that causses painful swelling of the joints? |
What is gout?
I really sucked that round!
* At the beginning of the second round, Alex informed Kara that her "Dr Who" answer was correct and credited her $2,000.
Double Jeopardy Round:
|Strange History||Movies with the Same Name||Wasn't that an '80s Thing?||Ordinal Phrases||Kid in Play||The "KO" Corral|
|When this Russian empress learned she had dandruff, she locked up her hairdresser so he couldn't tell. Who is Catherine the Great?||A man ... a woman in distress ... ladder climbing ... a giant ape ... this video game that debuted in 1981 had it all! What is Donkey Kong?||"Tithe" comes from the Old English meaning this fraction. What is a tenth?||Leapin' Lizards! Andrea McArdle and Sarah Jessica Parker have both played this title orphan. Who is Annie? (I hesitated too long again).||A competition in which culinary specialties are prepared. What is cookoff?|
|One reason this fascist Italian dictator adopted the Roman salute may have been a fear of shaking hands. Who is Mussolini?||The wayfarers style of this brand of sunglasses was an 80s fave (picture shown - looked like the ones Cruise wore in Risky Business). What is Ray-Ban?||The advent of Christ on Judgment Day is also called this 2-word phrase. What is the Second Coming?||Katherine Leigh Doherty & Matthew Gumley played Jane & Michael Banks when this title woman flew onto broadway in 2006. Who is Mary Poppins?||In 1889 this territory was divided into 2 states; so Sioux me! What is Dakota Territory?|
|This "Rock" of a general was an unpopular teacher at VMI before the Civil War and was often target of pranks. Who was Ulysses Grant? (Stonewall Jackson)||He was elected governor of Massachusetts in 1982 & 1986 & then it was on to the Presidency! Well, not quite. Who is Michael Dukakis?||Daily Double ~ As 4 of his units moved on Madrid, a Spanish civil war general coined this term to describe the extra support inside the capital. What is the Fifth Column?||Wednesday has Mondays off in this 2010 Broadway show, along with Pugsley, played by Adam Reigler. What is the Adams Family?||A tree of the walnut family, or slang for a baseball bat. What is hickory?|
|This electricity pioneer & coil inventor lived as a virtual recluse & was obsessed with raising pigeons. Who was Tesla?||2004: Matt Dillon; 2006: Jessica Simpson (there are 12 a year at some businesses) What is Employee of the Month?||This stainless-steel car with gull-wing doors debuted in 1981; fewer than 10,000 were made. What is a Delorian?||In Judiasm, Arabot, a place where righteousness & justice are found, is also called this, just like a Jessica Biel TV show. What is Seventh Heaven?||Daily Double ~ In 1983 Roshi Handwerger was 10-year-old Patrick Dennis & Angela Lansbury, this title woman. Who is Mame?||Electronic guidance has phased out navigation by compass & clock, this morbid-sounding art. What is dead reckoning? (no one buzzed in on this one).|
|In 1778 this man, the elder, suffered a fatal collapse minutes after speaking against colonial independence. Who was William Pitt?||1946: Ingrid Bergman; 2009: Jamal Woolard (Not saying which but one is about rap music). What is House of a Thousand Pleasures? (Notorious)||The piece seen here (iconic primitive drawing) by this pop artist who started out graffiting New York City subways in 1981. Who is Heath Aaron? (at least that's what I think she said)||Though the 1954 Geneva Accords boundary included the Ben Hi river, it was name for this northern parallel of lattitude. What is the 39th Parallel? (17th)||In 1991 11-year-old Daisy Eagan became the youngest female tony winner for "The Secret" this. What is Garden?||This blue-gray & white-bellied shark can weight 1,000 pounds. What is a Mako shark?|
Ran out of time and couldn't finish the second category.
Final Jeopardy Category: Sports Awards
Clue: In the 4 major U.S. sports leagues, he's won more regular season MVP awards than any other player.
Question: Who is Wayne Gretzky? (he won nine)
I was undecided but thought of Gretzky, just didn't commit to it in time. I don't watch sports so I could only WAG.
Tough clues today. Better luck tomorrow, I hope.