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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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What do these elements have in common?

What unusual characteristic do these three elements — and only these three elements — share?

cadmium, manganese, nobelium

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Quiz: Something Came Between Us

I’ll name two things, you tell me what comes between them.

1) The geologic period between Triassic and Cretaceous
2) The US federal holiday between Labor Day and Veterans Day
3) The Stephen King novel published between The Shining and The Dead Zone
4) The Monopoly property between Atlantic Avenue and Marvin Gardens
5) Geena Davis’ husband between Richard Emmolo and Renny Harlin
6) The stage of grief between bargaining and acceptance
7) The scientific classification rank between family and species (not subfamily)
8) The US president between Grover Cleveland and Grover Cleveland
9) The Seattle Mariners manager between Lou Piniella and Mike Hargrove
10) From fall 1984 to spring 1986, the sitcom between Cheers and L.A. Law
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Quiz: True Colors

1) What Neil Diamond song was a #1 hit for UB40 in 1988?
2) Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner have all been known by what heroic name?
3) What popular program, known for airing the same episode Monday through Friday of a given week, debuted on Nickelodeon on September 8, 1996?
4) In the United States, conjunctivitis is better known as what?
5) What song composed by Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, and Irving Mills was originally called “Mexican Blues” and “Dreamy Blues”?
6) What college football game played on January 1 has been sponsored by FedEx since 1989?
7) What three-word phrase, coined in the 1880s, describes southern voters who always voted for Democratic candidates?
8) What popular Australian candy bar says on the label “It’s the way it shatters that matters”?
9) In physics, what term describes the random motion of microscopic particles in a liquid?
10) What steakhouse was founded in 1964 in Seattle’s Caledonia hotel?
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Quiz: Electrical Engineering

Used Jan. 9, 2006, at the Old Pequliar. Round topic requested by a team the previous week.

  1. According to the International System of Units, what’s the official base unit for measuring electrical current? (Examples: meter measures length, second measures time.)
  2. What 1970s science fiction film recounts electrical engineer Roy Neary’s long, strange trip to Wyoming…and beyond?
  3. In 1844, Washington DC and Baltimore became the first American cities connected by what method of communication?
  4. What Austrian-born electrical engineer, who patented a form of spread-spectrum still used in wireless communications, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
  5. German physicist Heinrich Hertz discovered and experimented with what form of electromagnetic radiation?
  6. What device did Harold P. Brown invent in the late 1880s to help Thomas Edison publicize the dangers of alternating current?
  7. The US Supreme Court upheld the radio-related patents of what inventor in June 1943, five months after he died?
  8. After 1941, “radio direction finding” became known by what more popular acronym?
  9. After the transistor was invented in 1947, it replaced what device in most electronic equipment?
  10. Before inventing the Moog synthesizer, Robert Moog sold kits for building what other electronic musical instrument?

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