Ask Me A Trivia Question -- 2 --
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183533 Nov 14, 2012
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This U.S. pilot's wife Barbara attended his Moscow trial in 1960
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183534 Nov 14, 2012
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In 1964, Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated rule of this country to her son, Jean
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183535 Nov 14, 2012
Repost ....______ THE OSCARS __________

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$100 ~ He said, "I swear I have never held one before" when he accepted his Best Director Oscar for "Schindler's List"
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$200 ~ The 1939 Oscar she won for playing Scarlett O'Hara was auctioned off in 1993 for $563,500
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$300 ~ This winner of the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Award said "The salad dressing is outgrossing my films"
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$400 ~ 1993's Best Actress for "The Piano"; she was also a 1993 nominee for her supporting role in "The Firm"
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$500 ~ A 6-time Best Actress nominee for such films as "The King And I"; she received a honorary Oscar in 1994
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183536 Nov 14, 2012
Repost ....______ EUROPEAN HISTORY __________

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$200 ~ On April 21, 1967, Col. Georgios Papadopolous engineered a military takeover of this Balkan nation
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4400 ~ Surrounded by Italy, this small country on Mt. Titano was once under the protection of the papacy
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$600 ~ In 1571 this Spanish king's forces helped defeat the Turks at Lepanto
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$800 ~ In 1969 this country's Communist Party replaced leader Alexander Dubcek because of his liberal reforms
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$1000 ~ In 1980, striking workers at this Gdansk shipyard demanded the right to form a trade union
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183537 Nov 14, 2012
Repost ....______ NATIONAL PARKS __________

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$100 ` At Flamingo in this Florida national park, moorings are available for those who bring their own boats
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$200 ~ The centerpiece of this Oregon park was once called Lake Majesty
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$300 ~ This California park is surrounded by 4 national forests: Sierra, Inyo, Tehachapi & Stanislaus
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$400 ~ The area of this alphabetically last park was set aside in 1909 as Mukuntuweap National Monument
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$500 ~ You can see the mountains of Mexico from Emory Peak in this Texas park
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183538 Nov 14, 2012
Repost ....______ AWARDS __________

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$200 ~ In 1971, Pearl Hall's Pecan Surprise Bars won the grand prize in this biennial contest
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$400 ~ This first American in Earth orbit was given the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal in 1962
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$600 ~ This international music competition began in Moscow in 1958 with prizes for piano & violin
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$800 ~ David Broder & George Will have won Pulitzer Prizes for Commentary while with this newspaper
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$1000 ~ In 1976, this Connecticut governor was named "Woman of the Year" by Ladies' Home Journal

“The Evil Parallel Universe”

Since: May 07

Terran Empire

#183539 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
01) On 14 November, 1832, the first streetcar went into operation in (Community, please). The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.
A) Cape Kennedy, Florida
B) New York City, New York
What was NYC

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Terran Empire

#183540 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
02) On this date in 1851,(Personality, please)’s novel "Moby D!ck" was first published in the U.S.
A) Ivan Boesky
B) Herman Melville
C) Ernie Nevers
D) Jules Verne
Who was Herman Munster

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Terran Empire

#183541 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
03) On this date in 1889,‘New York World’ reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of (Personality, please)'s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.
A) Ivan Boesky
B) Herman Melville
C) Ernie Nevers
D) Jules Verne
Who was Julie Verne

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Since: May 07

Terran Empire

#183542 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
04) On this date in 1922, the (Media, please) began domestic radio service.
<On the Thames!>
A) ABC
B) BBC
C) CBS
D) NBC
... and now on BBC 2

The Death of Mary Queen of Scotts

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Since: May 07

Terran Empire

#183543 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
05) On this date in 1935, U.S. President (PotUS, please) proclaimed the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth after its new constitution was approved. The Tydings-McDuffie Act planned for the Phillipines to be completely independent by July 4, 1946.
Who was FDR

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Since: May 07

Terran Empire

#183544 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
06) On this date in 1943,(Personality, please) of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first professional football player to score six touchdowns in a single game.
A) Ivan Boesky
B) Herman Melville
C) Ernie Nevers
D) Jules Verne
Who were Burt & Ernie

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Terran Empire

#183545 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
07) On this date in 1968,(Institution, please) announced it was going co-educational.
<Look at a map of New Haven, Connecticut.>
Who was Boola Boola

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Terran Empire

#183546 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
08) On this date in 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon from (Community, please).
A) Cape Kennedy, Florida
B) New York City, New York
What was the Kennedy Space Center

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Terran Empire

#183547 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
09) On this date in 1986, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a record $100 million penalty against (Personality, please) for insider-trading and barred him from working again in the securities industry.
A) Ivan Boesky
B) Herman Melville
C) Ernie Nevers
D) Jules Verne
Who was Ivan The Inside Trader

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Since: May 07

Terran Empire

#183548 Nov 14, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
10) On this date in 1995, the (Country, please) government instituted a partial shutdown, closing national parks and museums while most government offices operated with skeleton crews.
Who was US
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183549 Nov 14, 2012
__________ HISTORIC NAMES __________

In 1211, his force of over 50,000 soldiers broke through the Great Wall of China
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183550 Nov 14, 2012
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Among his rules & theorems were "Don't eat beans" & the more famous one about the square of the hypotenuse
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183551 Nov 14, 2012
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This city was almost 2000 years old when Nebuchadnezzar II developed it as an urban model
Alex Trebek

Sugar Grove, IL

#183552 Nov 14, 2012
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It took him 9 years to write "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"

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