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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:16 pm 
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Jamie Crowell
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Matthews, NC

Practiced with her cousin for the show while getting drunk. The drunker they got, the harder the questions seemed.



$100- Which of these terms is a synonym for "marriage"?
A. Holy matrimony B. Holy acrimony
C. Holy parsimony D. Holy cow! I'm trapped!

$200- Which of these phrases means "completely"?
A. From A to W B. From A to X
C. From A to Y D. From A to Z

$300- In a debate, opposing sides are typically divided into two groups called "pro" and what?
A. Sub B. Con
C. Per D. Neo

$500- What toiletry product's name consists of two words that are each the title of a well-known musical?
A. Bath oil B. Shaving cream
C. Hair grease D. Dental floss

$1000- In 2007, archaeologists working near Mongolia discovered what is perhaps the northernmost remnant of what ancient landmark?
A. Taj Mahal B. Great Wall of China
C. Roman Colosseum D. Great Pyramid at Giza

$2000- The cable series "American Chopper" features a father-and-son team that specializes in what?
A. Wrestling alligators B. Teaching martial arts
C. Flying helicopters D. Customizing motorcycles

$4000- A popular ingredient in cookies and candies, hazelnuts are also known as what?
A. Drupes B. Buckeyes
C. Filberts D. Conkers

$8000- Covering just 482 acres, the Principality of Monaco is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and what country?
A. France B. Spain
C. Italy D. Greece

$16,000
A 43-year-old schoolteacher named Anna Taylor was the first person to perform what feat and live to tell the tale?
A. Diver from the Brooklyn Bridge B. Jump from the Eiffel Tower
C. Swim the English Channel D. Go over Niagara Falls

Commercial Break

$25,000
Exposure to the protein "Fel d1" causes allergic reactions in many people who come into contact with what animals?
A. Cats B. Mice
C. Chickens D. Dogs


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50/50 left A & C



$50,000
The Smithsonian Institution is named not after an American but after a what?
A. Canadian businessman B. British scientist
C. Dutch explorer D. Scottish nobleman


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ATA

A-4% B-66%
C-24% D-6%


$100,000
Who wrote the majority opinion in the landmark Supreme Court case "Roe v. Wade"?
A. Warren Burger B. Potter Stewart
C. William Brennan D. Harry Blackmun


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She was reasonably confident that it was Warren Burger, and made A her final answer. This was incorrect so she left with $25,000.

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$100- A. Holy matrimony
$200- D. From A to Z
$300- B. Con
$500- C. Hair grease
$1000- B. Great Wall of China
$2000- D. Customizing motorcycles
$4000- C. Filberts
$8000- A. France
$16K- D. Go over Niagara Falls
$25K- A. Cats
$50K- B. British scientist
$100K- D. Harry Blackmun


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I think referring to him as a "Scottish nobleman" as a possible answer is a bit too clever a distractor. Smithson was, in fact, a nobleman of sorts - but he was illegitimate, and denied the noble title he believed was his. So, to spite Britain, he gave a bunch of money to the US. Probably a better form of revenge than "Kind Hearts and Coronets." He wasn't Scottish (best we know, being a bastard), so it's not a bad question, but maybe a tricky one for someone who knew a bit too much for their own good.


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Perfect on the first ten, then...

$50K: Best lifeline here would probably be the Googling PAF.

$100K: No clue. Switch the question and hope for something better.


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Jamie Crowell
Middle school teacher
Matthews, NC

Practiced with her cousin for the show while getting drunk. The drunker they got, the harder the questions seemed.


<Sigh>

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$500- What toiletry product's name consists of two words that are each the title of a well-known musical?
A. Bath oil B. Shaving cream
C. Hair grease D. Dental floss


Is the term "hair grease" still used? This seems like an awfully convoluted way to ask a question.

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$8000- Covering just 482 acres, the Principality of Monaco is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and what country?
A. France B. Spain
C. Italy D. Greece


Been there, seen that, took a bus ride to Nice from Monaco.

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$25,000
Exposure to the protein "Fel d1" causes allergic reactions in many people who come into contact with what animals?
A. Cats B. Mice
C. Chickens D. Dogs


I figure "Fel" is short for "feline", so I'd have gone with "A" without using a lifeline.

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$50,000
The Smithsonian Institution is named not after an American but after a what?
A. Canadian businessman B. British scientist
C. Dutch explorer D. Scottish nobleman


I go to one of the Smithsonian museums every time I'm in the DC area. I'm particularly partial to the Air and Space Museum.

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$100,000
Who wrote the majority opinion in the landmark Supreme Court case "Roe v. Wade"?
A. Warren Burger B. Potter Stewart
C. William Brennan D. Harry Blackmun


I would have thought it was either Stewart or Blackmun. If the 50/50 goes right, I get it. Otherwise it's time to PAF.

So I'd be going for $250K with ATA and STQ (and possibly PAF) still available.

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A little bit of knowledge of the the Supreme Court and particularly Harry Blackmun makes this question straightforward. Blackmun had been counsel for The Mayo Clinic prior to serving on the SC. His exposure to medical issues was partially responsible for him being assigned to write the opinion in Roe v. Wade. Authoring that opinion was his most significant achievement during his tenure on the SC.

Harry Blackmun and Warren Burger were boyhood friends who grew up in Minnesota together. They were nicknamed "The Minnesota Twins".

BTW, Potter Stewart's most memorable line from one of his opinions was "I know it when I see it" in reference to pornography.

Also, this is exactly the kind of stack that I'd love to get one day. I'd be looking at the $250,000 clue with all 4 lifelines remaining.


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2K: I could crash & burn right here by choosing "the obvious". On the other hand, I don't have cable, & when I have access to it I don't watch the "pimp my ping-pong table" kinda shows anyhoo. So lets just pretend I ATA here, fearing even the 50/50 will leave me with "the 2 candidates".

16K: I saw a program on the falls within the year. It was a PBS special last winter, I believe. Otherwise I wouldn't recall this.

50K: I knew Smithson was British, but didn't think he was a scientist. So "Scottish nobleman" is a candidate here. On the other hand, I do recall he was not a "nobleman". Back to knowing the answer.

100K: Should know it, don't know it. STQ this.


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It's been nearly two months since Jamie's episode was aired, but here's a story from yesterday's newspaper about it.

http://www.charlotte.com/union/story/465020.html


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If she really thought she was answering the 50K question and not the 100K question - what a shame.


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MarleysGh0st wrote:
It's been nearly two months since Jamie's episode was aired, but here's a story from yesterday's newspaper about it.

http://www.charlotte.com/union/story/465020.html


Evidently the Charlotte auditions included tryouts for movie week, since she took two different tests.

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earendel wrote:
Evidently the Charlotte auditions included tryouts for movie week, since she took two different tests.


IIRC, they did that at all the road trip auditions, whether you wanted to try out for the movie edition or not!


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MarleysGh0st wrote:
earendel wrote:
Evidently the Charlotte auditions included tryouts for movie week, since she took two different tests.


IIRC, they did that at all the road trip auditions, whether you wanted to try out for the movie edition or not!


Why would they make people take a test they didn't want to take?

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earendel wrote:
MarleysGh0st wrote:
earendel wrote:
Evidently the Charlotte auditions included tryouts for movie week, since she took two different tests.


IIRC, they did that at all the road trip auditions, whether you wanted to try out for the movie edition or not!


Why would they make people take a test they didn't want to take?


The attitude of the staff at the Ft. Worth audition seemed to be, "You're here, what else are you going to do?" The movie quiz came first, IIRC.

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