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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:21 pm 
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Brooke Elliott
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Considering the total global population as of 2016, if you’re “one in a million,” then theoretically, there are about how many other people just like you?
A: 5,122 B: 7,432
C: 9,008 D: 11,515

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[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: 7,432


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Derived from the Greek for “water silver,” hydrargyrum is the word that was abbreviated to give what element its chemical symbol?
A: Mercury B: Nitrogen
C: Carbon D: Sulfur

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A: Mercury


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What three-letter word can be formed by combining, in order, the first name initials of the sixth, seventh and eighth U.S. presidents?
A: Awe B: Jam
C: Mat D: Wag

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A: 13% B: 60% C: 19% D: 8%


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Jam


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A reference to the mythological figure who created mortals, the full title of Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein” is “Frankenstein: or the Modern” who?
A: Dionysus B: Hyperion
C: Cronus D: Prometheus

“Thanks for the menacing heartbeat music.”

[Reveal] Spoiler: +1
Brooke rules out Dionysus and Cronus. She knows Prometheus gave fire to mortals. Her +1 is her dad Brandon. He says whenever he’s heard the name Prometheus, it’s used to describe something new. Brooke goes with Prometheus.


[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: Prometheus


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If you were to drive in a straight line from the capital of the most populous state to the capital of the least populous state, you’d go through which of the following?
A: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota B: Oklahoma & Kansas
C: Nevada, Utah, and Colorado D: Idaho & Montana

Brooke walks away.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Nevada, Utah, and Colorado
Brooke wins $30,000.


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With apologies to second-year students, what synonym for “immature” has been used to describe Adam Sandler movies and whoopee cushions?
A: Freshman-y B: Sophomoric
C: Junioresque D: Seniorish

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B: Sophomoric


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:30 pm 
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10K: I'd cut it too, if I had a cut

20K: Gag. Oh, that isn't a choice. Its almost easier to rule choices out, like only 3 "A"s & they're not 6th. I don't think. +1

50K: Hard to figure out what they're even asking. Cal is most populous, least pop is going to be Wyoming, Dakotas, Montana?

Prolly C? 50/50 to see if left.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:13 pm 
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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
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Considering the total global population as of 2016, if you’re “one in a million,” then theoretically, there are about how many other people just like you?
A: 5,122 B: 7,432
C: 9,008 D: 11,515


Wow. We're at 7 and a half already? Seems like we just crossed 7 a little bit ago.

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What three-letter word can be formed by combining, in order, the first name initials of the sixth, seventh and eighth U.S. presidents?
A: Awe B: Jam
C: Mat D: Wag


If you know number six or number eight, you're home.

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If you were to drive in a straight line from the capital of the most populous state to the capital of the least populous state, you’d go through which of the following?
A: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota B: Oklahoma & Kansas
C: Nevada, Utah, and Colorado D: Idaho & Montana


If you know Cali is the most populous state, it can only be C. All roads have to go through Nevada. I'm surprised something like "Massachusetts & Connecticut" wasn't up there to trick a New York connection.


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
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If you were to drive in a straight line from the capital of the most populous state to the capital of the least populous state, you’d go through which of the following?
A: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota B: Oklahoma & Kansas
C: Nevada, Utah, and Colorado D: Idaho & Montana


If you know Cali is the most populous state, it can only be C. All roads have to go through Nevada. I'm surprised something like "Massachusetts & Connecticut" wasn't up there to trick a New York connection.
I don't think your reasoning is accurate here. The question doesn't specify that the drive goes through those states and no others. --Bob

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Bob78164 wrote:
I don't think your reasoning is accurate here. The question doesn't specify that the drive goes through those states and no others. --Bob


Uff-da. If that wound up being the case, especially during a Whiz Kids Week, there'd be a social media firestorm over it. Just like the "Emanciptation Proclamation" kid on Jeopardy.


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What three-letter word can be formed by combining, in order, the first name initials of the sixth, seventh and eighth U.S. presidents?
A: Awe B: Jam
C: Mat D: Wag



Easy. That jerk, Junior; me; and then little Marty Van B.

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K.P. wrote:
BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
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Considering the total global population as of 2016, if you’re “one in a million,” then theoretically, there are about how many other people just like you?
A: 5,122 B: 7,432
C: 9,008 D: 11,515


Wow. We're at 7 and a half already? Seems like we just crossed 7 a little bit ago.

Some of us are old enough to remember when there were only 2 billion on this planet.

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Some of us are old enough to remember when there were only 2 billion on this planet.


I can take a hint. I'll get off your lawn. :)


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Brooke Elliott
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If you were to drive in a straight line from the capital of the most populous state to the capital of the least populous state, you’d go through which of the following?
A: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota B: Oklahoma & Kansas
C: Nevada, Utah, and Colorado D: Idaho & Montana

Brooke walks away.

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
C: Nevada, Utah, and Colorado
Brooke wins $30,000.


Yay! $50,000!

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