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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:22 am 
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WHIZ KIDS WEEK

Pranav Arunandhi
Rochester Hills, MI


Pranav won the state geography bee and received perfect scores on the state standardized tests.

$500: Thought to have inspired the name of a Dr. Seuss character, the French word "grincheux" means what in English?
A - generous
B - gigantic
C - grumpy
D - garlicky
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (grumpy)


$1000: Causing fierce debate, an "A" was recently added to the school curriculum acronym STEM to make it STEAM. What does the A represent?
A - acupuncture
B - arts
C - alchemy
D - animal training
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (arts)


$2000: As "Schoolhouse Rock!" tells us: "Every person you can know, and every place that you can go, and anything that you can show, you know they're" what?
A - nouns
B - verbs
C - adjectives
D - curse words
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (nouns)


$3000: Inspired by the term for a baby kangaroo or koala, Outback Steakhouse doesn't offer its young diners a Kids Menu, but a what?
A - Hatchling Menu
B - Joey Menu
C - Whelp Menu
D - Pup Menu
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Joey Menu)


$5000: The answer to which of the following equations is NOT 1?
A - 64-32-16-8-4-2-1
B - 100 + (1-100)
C - 1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1-1
D - 1+2-3+4-5+6-7+8-9

Pranav jokes that he feels like he should bring down his +1.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (1+2-3+4-5+6-7+8-9)


$7000: After Stephen Douglas accused him in a debate of being two-faced, who is said to have replied, "Honestly, if I were two-faced, would I be showing you this one?"
A - Ulysses S. Grant
B - Abraham Lincoln
C - Theodore Roosevelt
D - Andrew Jackson
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Abraham Lincoln)

commercial break

$10,000: "Because you've incited the formation of lachrymal agent syn-Propanethial S-oxide" is an explanation for why you do which of these things?
A - get a headache after eating ice cream
B - cry when chopping onions
C - sneeze when inhaling pepper
D - pass gas after eating beans
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (cry when chopping onions)


$20,000: Three of these choices are definitions of words that can be created by removing the last letter of a U.S. state capital. Which one is NOT?
A - a selling of goods at bargain prices
B - the 8th month of the Gregorian calendar
C - the last name of Star Wars' Kylo
D - A white bird used as a peace symbol
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (the last name of Star Wars' Kylo)

commercial break

MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": Though they don't offer classes about fangs, Transylvania University is an actual school located in what U.S. state?
A - Alabama
B - South Carolina
C - Tennessee
D - Kentucky
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Kentucky)


$30,000: As written below, which of the following words is NOT entirely made up of symbols from the periodic table of elements?
A - B U N C H
B - Dy N Am I Te
C - C Ho Co Ho Li C
D - Ci Ta Ti O N

Pranav works through all four answers but doesn't think there's either an Ho or a Co. He also doesn't think there's a Ci on the periodic table. He decides to make C his final answer and leaves with $5,000
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Ci Ta Ti O N)


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20K: I can't get A (B is Augusta Maine, D is Dover DE) but if C is supposed to be Reno, its not capital of Nevada, so its right answer

30K:
A is Boron, Uranium, Nitrogen, Carbon, Helium,
B is Dysomething, Nitrogen, Americium, Iodine, Tellurium?,
C is Carbon, ?, Cobalt, ?, Lithium, Carbon,
D is ?, Tantalum, Titanium, Oxygen, Nitrogen

So its between C & D. 50/50; if that doesn't help, +1


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20K: I can't get A (B is Augusta Maine, D is Dover DE) but if C is supposed to be Reno, its not capital of Nevada, so its right answer

30K:
A is Boron, Uranium, Nitrogen, Carbon, Helium,
B is Dysomething, Nitrogen, Americium, Iodine, Tellurium?,
C is Carbon, ?, Cobalt, ?, Lithium, Carbon,
D is ?, Tantalum, Titanium, Oxygen, Nitrogen

So its between C & D. 50/50; if that doesn't help, +1
A is Salem. In case you haven't looked it up, Ho is the symbol for Holmium. --Bob

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
WHIZ KIDS WEEK

Pranav Arunandhi
Rochester Hills, MI


Pranav won the state geography bee and received perfect scores on the state standardized tests.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$20,000: Three of these choices are definitions of words that can be created by removing the last letter of a U.S. state capital. Which one is NOT?
A - a selling of goods at bargain prices
B - the 8th month of the Gregorian calendar
C - the last name of Star Wars' Kylo
D - A white bird used as a peace symbol
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (the last name of Star Wars' Kylo)

SALE(M), AUGUST(A), REN??, DOVE(R)

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$30,000: As written below, which of the following words is NOT entirely made up of symbols from the periodic table of elements?
A - B U N C H
B - Dy N Am I Te
C - C Ho Co Ho Li C
D - Ci Ta Ti O N

Pranav works through all four answers but doesn't think there's either an Ho or a Co. He also doesn't think there's a Ci on the periodic table. He decides to make C his final answer and leaves with $5,000
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: D (Ci Ta Ti O N)

Ho is holmium and Co is cobalt. There is no Ci.

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