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Quiz: Albert Einstein

Round 6 at the Old Pequliar on August 12, 2008
Average score: 7.09/11 (11 teams)

1) On Einstein’s 72nd birthday, photographer Arthur Sasse took a picture of him sitting in the back seat of a car doing what?
2) In a 1993 play, Steve Martin tells the story of Einstein meeting what artist, mentioned in the play’s title, at the Lapin Agile?
3) E=MC2 is the title of an album released earlier this year by what pop diva?
4) In 2000, Michael Paterniti published Driving Mr. Albert, a memoir with the subtitle “a trip across America with” what?
5) Leo, June, Quincy, and Annie are the main characters on what Disney Channel animated series?
6) In the Australian comedy Young Einstein, Einstein falls in love with what fellow scientist?
7) Like the fictional genius Sherlock Holmes, Einstein played what musical instrument?
8) The Albert Einstein Memorial, a bronze statue by Robert Berks, is located in what major US city?
9) What frequent guest voice on The Simpsons was born Albert Einstein but changed his name in the late ’60s when he started working as a comedian?
10) In 2000, Time magazine named Einstein the Person of the Century. For one point each, name the two men Time name as runners up.

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Quiz: The White Round

1) What is actor Jaleel White’s most famous role, which he played from 1989-1998?

2) It’s been covered by Ringo Starr, Iron Butterfly, and Sheryl Crow, but the song “White Room” was originally a hit for what band?

3) Inspired by the United States’ conquest of the Philippines, what poet wrote “The White Man’s Burden” in 1899?

4) Which Stephen King novel deals with the unusual life of the White family?

5) What short, frequently cited writing guide was co-authored by E.B. White?

6) In 1963, the White Revolution kicked off a series of 19 reforms, eventually halted by a revolution in 1979, in what country?

7) Betty White met her future husband Allen Ludden when she appeared on what game show that he hosted?

8) Don DeLillo wanted to name his novel White Noise something else, a word derived from Greek and Latin meaning “all sound.” The word was already trademarked by the Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co. What brand name is it?

9) In 1948, photographer Margaret Bourke-White became the last journalist to interview what world leader?

10) What’s the actual title of the Beatles’ album popularly known as The White Album?

Round 6 at the Old Pequliar on Sept. 4, 2007.

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