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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:47 pm 
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Addie Kluemper
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aerospace engineer


$500: According to the 19th-century German philosophr Arthur Schopenhauer, the two foes of human happiness are what and what?
A - the DMV and the IRS
B - spotty WiFi and bad cable reception
C - pain and boredom
D - itchy sweaters and smooth jazz
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (pain and boredom)


$1000: Popular at college parties, the drinking game that involves flipping a red, plastic SOLO brand drinking vessel so it lands face down on a table is aptly called what?
A - Flip Cup
B - Plate Toss
C - Spoon Jousting
D - Battle of the Forks
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Flip Cup)


$2000: Located in Kentucky, the United States Bullion Depository is more commonly called what?
A - Library of Congress
B - Fort Knox
C - Ellis Island
D - Hoover Dam
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: B (Fort Knox)

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Addie's first engineering job was analyzing a single bolt for NASA, later installed on the International Space Station.

$3000: Though it later had to be changed because the first part was copyrighted by a mop company, which of these was the original name of a famous cartoon character?
A - Winnie-the-Shoe
B - Mugs Bunny
C - Spongeboy Squarepants
D - Mini Cooper Mouse
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (Spongeboy Squarepants)


$5000: Hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen to the tissues of the body, is found in which type of blood cells?
A - red blood cells
B - white blood cells
C - blue blood cells
D - green blood cells

Before the answers came up she was thinking of the right answer.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (red blood cells)


$7000: While "Don't Fear the Reaper" is famous thanks to a popular "SNL" sketch, "Low Rider," "Drive My Car," and "Honky Tonk Women" all also prominently use what instrument?
A - kettle drum
B - sitar
C - cowbell
D - didgeridoo

Addie has always loved that sketch.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (cowbell)


$10,000: The site of the famous invasion on D-Day, the French region of Normandy is situated in which part of the country?
A - northwestern
B - northeastern
C - southwestern
D - southeastern

Addie knows it was directly across from England, and the east isn't on the coast.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (northwestern)

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$20,000: Hate the cold? You might want to visit what country, which has never had a recorded temperature below 65 degrees Fahrenheit?
A - Singapore
B - Italy
C - Australia
D - Iran

Addie knows her geography, so she rules out Italy and Australia, and knows Singapore is close to the equator, but so is Iran. She wants to save her lifelines so she goes with A.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Singapore)


$30,000: Developed in 1824 by 15-year-old Louis Braille, the Braille syste consists of over 60 characters, each made up of between one and how many raised dots?
A - 4
B - 5
C - 6
D - 7

Addie opts for a lifeline; she chooses the 50:50.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"50:50 results": B & C

She tries to picture what she's seen and goes with 6.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (6)

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MILLIONAIRE "QUESTION OF THE DAY": During his presidency, Bill Clinton added which of these amenities to the White House grounds?
A - jogging trak
B - basketball court
C - baseball diamond
D - bowling alley
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (jogging track)

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$50,000: Victorine Meurent is said to have been the model for the nude woman enjoying a "Luncheon on the Grass" with two fully-dressed men in whose 1863 painting?
A - Edouard Manet
B - Paul Gauguin
C - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
D - Georges Seurat

Addie can picture the painting. She calls down her mother, her +1. Addie says Seurat did pointilism and had a picnic painting but without a nude woman. Gauguin painted Polynesians. So it's either Manet or Renoir. Her gut says "Renoir". She goes with her gut.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: A (Edouard Manet)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:41 am 
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Addie Kluemper
Peachtree City, GA
aerospace engineer


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$500: According to the 19th-century German philosophr Arthur Schopenhauer, the two foes of human happiness are what and what?
A - the DMV and the IRS
B - spotty WiFi and bad cable reception
C - pain and boredom
D - itchy sweaters and smooth jazz
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Answer: C (pain and boredom)

I think any of the first three answers would qualify. :mrgreen:

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