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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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2007 in Review

1) What world leader was selected as Time magazine’s person of the year in 2007?
2) What word popularized by the housing bubble did the American Dialect Society select as their 2007 word of the year?
3) What basketball team did Don Imus’ infamous “nappy headed hos” play for?
4) Who was the main financial backer for Bad Newz Kennels?
5) On June 27, what Brit got a new job as the Middle East envoy working on behalf of the US, the UN, Russia, and the European Union?
6) Hong Kong, England, Slovenia, and New South Wales and Victoria in Australia all passed laws restricting what activity?
7) In November, Georgia governor Sonny Perdue led a prayer on the steps of the state capitol, asking God to send what?
8) What four-word plea, popularized by appearances on YouTube and t-shirts, did the author of the Yale Book of Quotations select as the year’s top quotation?
9) According to Joe Biden, Rudy Giuliani includes three things in a sentence: a noun, a verb, and what?
10) Which Democratic presidential candidate has the Secret Service codename “renegade”?
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