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Quiz: Americana (Special Abraham Lincoln Edition)

Round 1 at the Old Pequliar on Feb. 3, 2009

1) Lincoln Logs were invented by the son of what American architect?

2) Over 14,000 feet high, the tallest mountain named Lincoln in the United States is part of the Mosquito Range in what state?

3) Abraham Lincoln’s image was added to the front of the penny in 1909. Until 1958, the back of the penny depicted what agricultural product?

4) Which Seattle park is named after a survivor of Booth’s assassination plot, Lincoln’s Secretary of State?

5) Lincoln, featuring the songs “Purple Toupee” and “They’ll Need a Crane,” is the second album by what alternative rock band?

6) John Keating’s students could tell you: Which Walt Whitman poem includes the line “The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won”?

7) The Lincoln Highway, the US’s first coast-to-coast highway, connected Lincoln Park, San Francisco, to what New York City landmark?

8) Two ships in the US Navy have been named the USS Abraham Lincoln. For a half point each, what kind of vessels are they?

9) “The Apotheosis of Lincoln” and “Abraham Lincoln the Martyr Victorious” are among the pictures that show Lincoln being welcomed into heaven by what politician?

10) “If she were a president, she’d be Baberaham Lincoln,” says Garth about Wayne’s unbelievably hot girlfriend. What’s her name?

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Quiz: Batman

Round 2 at the Old Pequliar on Dec. 2, 2008
Average score: 6.93/10 (15 teams)

1) Biff, pow, urkkk, glipp, zgrupp, and other words chosen to imitate the sounds in Batman fight scenes are examples of what literary device?

2) The mayor of Batman, Turkey, is suing Warner Brothers and what director for stealing his city’s name?

3) According to the comics, the last movie Bruce Wayne’s parents saw was about what masked adventurer?

4) Super-hacker and information broker Oracle is the current crimefighting identity of what Batman ally paralyzed by the Joker in 1988’s Killing Joke?

5) A scene of Batman debating what crotchety nemesis became popular on YouTube in October because of its amusing echoes of the Obama/McCain debates?

6) In the 1987 Batman story A Death in the Family, readers called 1-900 numbers and voted to kill what character?

7) What fan-favorite director and comic book writer named his daughter Harley Quinn, after the Joker-obsessed villain from Batman: The Animated Series?

8) According to Frank Miller, Gotham City is New York at night, while what other comic book city is New York during the day?

9) Two long-standing members of Batman’s rogues gallery were introduced in 1940 in Batman #1. For a half point each, name them.

10) What go-go dance, introduced in the first episode of the Batman TV series, was nominated for TV Land’s Greatest TV Dance Craze, but lost to The Fonzie?

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Quiz: American Geography

Round 1 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008

1) 43 companies in the 2008 Fortune 500 are headquartered in what city, the Fortune 500 home-base champ?

2) The Sunshine Factory, the Heart of Historic Route 66, and the Town Too Tough to Die are all nicknames for cities in which state?

3) Before Obama, the president born furthest west came from Yorba Linda, California. Who was he?

4) What body of water is the largest remnant of Lake Bonneville, which once covered the area now known as the Great Basin?

5) According to the 2000 census, what is the most commonly spoken Native American language in the US?

6) If you start in Georgia and walk the entire Appalachian Trail, you’ll end up at Mt. Katahdin in what state?

7) Sugar Land and Baytown are the two smaller cities in the metropolitan area that includes what Texas city?

8) Eight of the ten largest islands in the United States are located in what state?

9) The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve is stored in underground salt caverns at four sites located in what two states? (half point each)

10) The Bible Belt is bursting with Protestants. The Rust Belt is losing jobs in the steel industry. What’s the defining characteristic of the Jell-O Belt?

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