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(2006) AT: Alphabet Round
Terms in this set (480)
A: Swedish chemist (1859 - 1927) known for his acid-base theory; he won the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his theory of dissociation.
(Svante) Arrhenius ("ar-ren-e-us")
A: Moveable part found on the wing of an airplane that is used for steering.
A: (Two-Word Answer) She is found "in a kingdom by the sea" in a poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
A: Unit of pressure equivalent to 760 millimeters of mercury.
One of the seven deadly sins; it is the desire for material wealth.
A: The long filament of a nerve cell which carries nerve impulses away from the soma of the nerve cell.
A: German-born fur trader (1763 - 1848) who established the American Fur Company in 1808.
(John Jacob) Astor
A: (Two-Word Answer) Quantity found by summing a list of values together and dividing by the number of values present.
A: (Two-Word Answer) Roger Federer won the men's title in the 2006 version of this event, held at Rod Laver Arena.
A: Five-letter adjective used to describe something associated with the ear.
A: Madalyn Murray O'Hair was a leading proponent of this this philosophy, not to be confused with agnosticism.
Atheism or atheist
A: Author known for her Earth's Children series of prehistoric novels which chronicle the life of Ayla.
A: (Two-Word Answer) Italian cruise ship attacked by the Palestinian Liberation Front on October 7 1985.
A: A person who assesses risk of future events that can occur; they typically work for insurance companies to measure and manage the cost of premiums and the design of insurance plans.
A: Abbreviation for the teachers' union that typically exists in larger, urban school districts.
AFT (American Federation of Teachers)
A: Secretary of State for President Truman from 1949 - 1953; he espoused containment of communism and was considered influential in the development of the Truman Doctrine.
A: The Nez Perce tribe is known for developing this breed of horses, named for a river in Idaho.
A: In a famous one-act opera by Menotti, this is the name of the name of the crippled 12-year old boy who sees three kings who are looking for the the Christ child.
A: German term applied to the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938.
A: In astronomy, this is the farthest point in an orbit of a planet or object around the sun.
Aphelion (do not accept apogee)
T: Lack of this vitamin causes beriberi.
Thiamin (do not accept thymine)
T: This republic in eastern Africa merged with Zanzibar in 1964 to form one nation.
Tanganyika (combined to form Tanzania)
T: American Historian (1912 - 1989) who wrote The Guns of August and The March of Folly.
T: (Hyphenated Answer) Legislation passed by Congress in 1947 which restricted the power of labor unions.
T: North African nation situated on the Mediterranean Sea in between Algeria and Libya.
T: Prize given annually for "Progress in Religion," named after a Wall Street fund manager born in Tennessee who established the prize in 1972.
T: Term for a hurricane in the western Pacific Ocean.
T: In computer lingo, an image on a web page, when clicked, is replaced by a larger version of the same image.
T: (Multi-Word Answer) The line of latitude located south of the equator which is the southernmost limit of the sun's vertical rays.
Tropic of Capricorn
T: South African bishop who won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting apartheid.
T: Chemical known by the abbreviation TNT.
T: In botany, the term for a plant's movement in response to a stimulus.
T: Lover of Isolde; the story of this couple was recently made into a movie.
Tristan (Also accept Tristram or Tristrem)
T: (Two-Word Answer) Nickname of Iva Toguri D'Aquino, who was convicted of treason in 1949 for her broadcasts during World War II.
T: Philosophy advocated by Emerson in his 1836 work Nature.
Transcendentalism or Transcendental(ist)
T: (Two-Word Answer) Genetic condition when someone born female has only one X chromosome.
Turner Syndrome or Turner's Syndrome
T: Russian author (1818 - 1883) whose works include First Love and Fathers and Sons.
T: Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II.
T: Muckraking journalist who published The History of the Standard Oil Company in 1904.
T: Former Soviet republic located in central Asia, with its capital at Dushanbe.
G: Form of Christianity whose followers believed that they had access to secret knowledge of Jesus Christ that was needed for salvation.
G: Man who assassinated president Garfield on July 2nd, 1881.
G: Formerly a Portuguese territory this is the smallest of 25 states within it which achieve statehood on May 30th, 1987.
G: In a 1963 Supreme Court case in which the court ruled that state courts must provide an attorney for poor defendants.
G: Medical condition in which excessive growth hormone is produced often due to a tumor within the pituitary gland.
Giantism (also accept Gigantism)
G: Title given the Francisco Franco and Chiang Kai-Shek.
G: Herb which is native to forests of the eastern US which was one of the first major exports for the state of Minnesota for sale to China.
G: Number equal to ten to the ten to the one hundred power. (i.e. 1010^100)
Googolplex (do not accept "googol")
G: Form of periodontal disease in which the gums become inflamed due to the presence of deposits of plaque on the gums.
G: (Two-Word Answer) Lake located in Canada in the Northwest Territories it is the largest in Canada at 12,275 square miles and is the 4th largest in North America.
Great Bear (Lake)
G: British humorist (1836 - 1911) who began publishing his wit and sarcasm in 1861 in the magazine "Fun"; it wasn't until 1871 that he collaborated with the composer with whom he is associated.
G: Nickname for the U.S. naval station which is the oldest base outside of U.S. territory.
Gitmo (Do not accept Guantanamo Bay)
G: Italian watercraft which is first mentioned in a decree by a Venetian doge in 1094.
G: Phase in the lifecycle of a plant in which egg and sperm are produced.
G: In Greek mythology, the collective name applied to three sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa.
G: (Two-Word Answer) Term which applies to the differences in cultural norms and behaviors between younger and older people, leading to misunderstandings between the two groups.
G: Native American born in 1829 with the name Goyathlay whose more familiar name was allegedly applied by Mexican soldiers.
G: Word derived from the Latin for "of the same clan" referring to someone who does not practice Judaism or is not of the Jewish faith.
G: The unit of currency in Haiti.
G: Hindu God usually depicted with the head of an elephant; he is the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Ganesha (also accept Ganesh)
N: (Two-Word Answer) Group of islands in the Caribbean Sea whose Southern group includes the island of Curacao and whose Northern group includes the island of Saint Maarten.
N: Word coined by Norio Taniguchi in 1974 which refers to shrinking electrical devices to the size of molecules and atoms.
N: (Three-Word Answer) Publication involved in two Supreme Court cases in 1964 and 1971; the first case involved allegations of libel and the second involved the right to publish the "Pentagon Papers."
New York Times
N: Term applied to a representative of the Pope to a foreign nation with duty similar to an ambassador.
N: In Greek mythology, a nymph who lived in springs, rivers, and brooks.
N: Synthetic rubber used to make hoses invented by Wallace Carothers at DuPont in 1930.
N: Born in Trinidad in 1932, this author won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
N: 37th state of the U.S. which entered the union on March 1st, 1867.
N: Secretary of the interior under George W Bush since 2001 who agreed to step down at the end of March 2006, amidst controversy over her department's role in the Abramoff scandal.
N: Admiral of the U.S. Navy who commanded the Pacific fleet during World War II.
N: Any of three types of subatomic particles of the lepton family which are similar to an electron yet lack an electrical charge.
N: (Two-Word Answer) City in Connecticut which is home to Yale University.
N: Republic located in the Pacific Ocean approximately 2,800 miles southwest of Hawaii; it achieved independence on January 31st, 1968.
N: (Two-Word Answer) Term for compensation received after deductions for taxes and healthcare and the like have been taken.
N: Brazilian born architect who was one of the designers of the U.N. headquarters in New York; he won the for architecture in 1988.
N: Revolutionary War General (1720- 1777) who was wounded and later died in the battle of Germantown; a city in the Volunteer State is named for him.
(Francis) Nash (do not accept Nashville)
N: (Two-Word Answer) An official recognized by a state who is an impartial witness to the signing of documents and verifying signatures of those signing the documents, usually with proper identification.
N: In Greek mythology, but daughter of Tantalus; as queen of Thebes, her children were slaughtered by Apollo and Artemis after she bragged too much about them.
N: Term for a person who collects coins.
N: Chinese city where thousands were killed in 1937 by Japanese invaders, at the time it was the capital of the Republic of China.
Nanking (also accept Nanjing)
P: Philosophy espoused by Auguste Comte in which reason and logic are emphasized; one of its main beliefs is that perception of the senses is superior to intuition
P: A walkway or porch with a roof supported by columns; Derived from Latin meaning "gate."
P: First epoch of the Cenozoic era, it lasted 10 million years in silver eyes of mammals.
P: (Two-Word Answer) An argument for believing in God, developed by a 17th century mathematician in his work Pensées
P: A book which lists drugs used for medicinal purposes as well as means of how to make and use them.
P: Title of the last opera components by Richard Wagner, which combines Christian themes with the story of the quest for the Holy Grail Arthurian legend.
P: Journalist of the 20th century who achieved his fame in part from his reporting of World War II from the perspective of a soldier; He died in 1945 while in the Pacific with the 77th infantry.
P: A five-membered ring with the formula C4H5N Which is an important component of chlorophyll, hemoglobin, and vitamin B-12.
P: Island nation located in the Pacific Ocean southeast of the Philippines; It achieved independence back in 1994 is building a new capital from the current one, Koror.
P: Native American (1547 - 1618) who led 8000 people in what is now part of the state of Virginia from its capital, Werowocomoco, located on the Pamunkey River.
P: Lake located in the gulf region of United States; named for a count who served as Minister of Finance for Louis XIV.
P: (Two-Word Answer) Capital of Papua New Guinea.
P: Handsome youth of Babylon in a myth who is in love with his neighbor's daughter and speaks to her through and adjoining wall where their love blossoms.
P: A pattern of muscle contractions which allows food to travel through the esophagus.
P: Medical condition caused by long term inhalation of dust such as coal or silica which leads to scarring of the lungs, it is also known as black lung disease.
P: A book which contains a collection of works from the biblical book of Psalms.
P: Born in 1947 in Dayton, OH, this columnist writes for the Chicago Tribune and one the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
P: (Two-Word Answer) Fair held in Buffalo, NY, from May 1st through November 2nd.
P: A flask or other vessel used to determine the density of liquids or solids.
P: Ancient city of Syria located northeast of Damascus that was once home to a powerful Kingdom.
H: American painter (1865 - 1929) of the Ashcan school whose students included Edward Hopper.
(Robert) Henri (pronounced HEN-RYE)
H: German dynasty which began in 1417 with Frederick I, elector of Brandenburg; in 1618, the family inherited Prussia, and the title of King of Prussia was adopted in 1701; the dynasty ruled until 1918.
H: Winner of the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of fission of heavy nuclei.
H: The first American woman to earn a degree in dentistry in 1866 from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, she later married James M. Taylor in 1867 and taught him to become a dentist.
H: (Three-Word Answer) Popular children's book by Louise Fitzhugh about a 6th grader who lives in New York and attends school with her friends Sport and Janie
Harriet the Spy
H: (Two-Word Answer) When balancing a redox reaction, these are the two equations written; one shows the reduction, the other shows the oxidation, and the two are combined to give the overall reaction.
H: A form of biography which chronicles the life of the Saints of the Catholic Church.
H: (Three-Word Answer) John Jakes novel, which is the third of his North and South trilogy.
Heaven and Hell
H: In Greek mythology, the goddess of crossroads who was often depicted with three heads.
H: Name given to the time when the Prophet Muhammad left Mecca in September, 622, for Medina.
Hegira or hejira (do not accept Hajj)
H: (Two-Word Answer) Greek term which means "the common people"; it is used in 1837 in a work by James Fenimore Cooper.
H: Word which means a theatrical performance; it also means a deliberately overdramatic display of emotions for effect.
H: English poet (1849 - 1903) who collaborated with Robert Louis Stevenson on four plays, some of his better known poems are "England, My England" and "Invictus."
H: Form of alternative medicine developed by Samuel C.F. Hahnemann in the 19th century; a system of treating a disease with very small doses of remedies which in larger doses produces effects of the disease.
Homeopathy (do not accept Holistics
H: A branch of physics in which the motion of liquids is studied.
Hydrodynamics or hydrokinetic (do not accept hydrostatics)
H: Though this man was impeached by the US Senate in 1989 from his position as a federal judge in Florida, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 and has been there ever since.
H: (Two-Word Answer) Term for donations made to a political campaign that are regulated by federal law and are meant to directly support a candidate for federal office.
H: Richard Scrushy was the CEO of this corporation that agreed in February, 2006 to pay over $445 million to settle lawsuits filed over accounting and financial reporting errors.
H: Term used in biology to refer to the condition of having two different alleles for the same trait.
Heterozygous or hybrid
H: Roman name for the area which now comprises the western portion of Switzerland.
C: Soft layer of tissue found in woody plants which produces new layers of xylem and phloem.
C: Abu Bakr, in 632, was the first of these types of political rulers; his rule came upon the death of the prophet Muhammad.
C: One of the few Native Americans to be in Congress, this Senator from Colorado retired in 2005 from Congress after serving a total of 18 years in both the House and the Senate.
(Ben Nighthorse) Campbell
C: One of the first American portrait artists, this man left colonial America in 1774 since he was a loyalist.
(John Singleton) Copley
C: A huge crater formed when a volcano collapses or explodes.
C: European dynasty which lasted from 751-887 and includes such rulers as Pepin the Short.
C: Island nation located in the Mozambique Channel that achieved independence from France in 1975.
C: Place on a hard drive where a Web browser stores images downloaded from the Internet so the material can be retrieved without having to go back online.
C: Popular children's author who won the 1984 Newbery Medal for Dear Mr. Henshaw.
C: (Two-Word Answer) Over $300 million in silver was mined from this site, located on Mount Davidson in western Nevada.
C: If and only if the limit of a function, as x approaches a number b, is equal to the function's value at b, then the function is said to be "this" at the value of b.
C: Canadian landscape artist (1871-1945) whose works include Blunden Harbour and Big Raven.
C: (Two-Word Answer) Constellation visible in the northern hemisphere in the spring and summer; its name is derived from Greek myth that it belonged to Ariadne and was placed in the sky by Aphrodite.
C: (Two-Word Answer) Region of the brain of 200-250 million nerve fibers which connects and allows communication between the two hemispheres of the cerebrum.
C: Important style of vocal chamber music of the Baroque period; the term originated in Italy with a piece composed by Alessandro Grandi, and these works contained recitatives and arias.
C: (Two-Word Answer) term derived from French which means one has complete freedom to act as one pleases.
C: Group of warriors who played a significant role in military affairs of Russia and Eastern Europe for almost four centuries; the first groups were created in Ukraine in the fifteenth century.
C: (Two-Word Answer) This occurs when two waves overlap while traveling along the same medium and the resulting wave is the combination of the two waves.
C: (Two-Word Answer) The acronym CT, as in a CT scan in medicine, stands for this.
Computed Tomography (also accept computerized axial tomography)
C: Ohio businessman who organized an "Industrial Army" that marched to Washington, DC, in 1894 to protest the federal government over poor economic conditions.
Y: (Two-Word Answer) Walter Reed is known for his work in proving that mosquitoes can transmit this disease.
Y: Language, derived from German, which is often used by Jewish people.
Y: Plant, related to the lily family, which grows in dry climates and has pointed leaves at the bottom of a tall, stiff stalk.
Y: (Four-Word Answer) Tune which is sung by the cast at the end of the musical Carousel; also used by Jerry Lewis at the end of his annual telethon.
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
Y: (Three-Word Answer) Movie about the life of composer George M. Cohan, which starred James Cagney.
"Yankee Doodle Dandy"
Y: In the Navy, a petty officer who works as a clerk.
Y: Search engine that is designed to be used by children, whose name is derived from the search engine often popular with adults.
Y: Irish poet and playwright (1865-1939) who won the 1923 Nobel Prize in Literature.
(William Butler) Yeats
Y: One of the first best-selling African American authors (1916-1991); works include The Foxes of Yarrow.
Y: Endangered animal whose scientific name is bos grunniens mutus; typically found in the Tibetan region of China.
Y: An annual publication by students of a high school, recounting the times and memories of the school term.
Y: (Correct Spelling) In Congress, an affirmative vote on the passage of a bill.
Y: Toy made by the Duncan company consisting of a string wound around two circular disks.
Yo-yo or yoyo
Y: Capital of the African nation Cameroon.
Y: In Ohio, the county seat of Mahoning County.
Y: Center for the NBA's Houston Rockets who had surgery on his toe in the 2005-2006 season.
Y: Name for a triangular sign found at the end of exit ramps on or off of interstate highways.
Y: English unit of measurement equivalent to 91.44 centimeters.
Y: Figure skater who won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Y: City in New York where Neil Simon one got "lost."
E: African nation which has been headed by Isaias Afworki since it gained independence in 1993.
E: Shirley Hufstedler was the first Secretary of this U.S. Cabinet Department.
E: In physics, it is the ratio between the input of energy and the output of energy.
E: In chemistry, a long, graduated glass tube which is used to measure volume change in chemical reactions involving gases.
E: Poem written in 1847 which contains the line, "They who dwell there have named it the Eden of Louisiana!"
E: (Two-Word Answer) Palace and monasterial complex located northwest of Madrid, Spain; construction began on orders of Felipe II in 1557.
E: Born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1707, he is considered one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time and is noted for creating common mathematical symbols such as f(x) for a function.
(Leonhard) Euler (pronounced "oiler")
E: Medical test in which a camera with a light on a long, flexible tube is inserted through the mouth to look at the esophagus, stomach, and or small intestine.
E: French word derived from Latin which designates the interval in between two parts of a performance in a theater.
E: In legal speak, this is a right given to someone to use someone else's property, such as using another person's land as a right of way to access your own land.
E: Unit of energy equal to the work done by a force of one dyne through a distance of one centimeter.
E: Amount of computer memory equivalent to one quintillion (ten to the eighteenth power) bytes.
E: A body of water formed where a river, which is freshwater, meets the salty water of the ocean; examples include Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay,
E: (Two-Word Answer) Statement found within the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which deals with the government being prohibited from declaring and supporting a national religion.
E: In chemistry, an adjective which describes the situation when two substances have the same concentration in units of moles per liter.
E: Fictional land created by Samuel Butler in the 1872 work of the same name.
E: Adjective used to describe a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg plants itself outside of the uterus.
E: A class of herons whose varieties include "Great" and "Snowy"; the "Great" variety was almost made extinct at the turn of the 20th century due to hunting for its feathers as plumage for hats.
E: The focal point on the earth's surface directly above an earthquake.
E: Name of the ship used by Captain James Cook in his explorations of the South Pacific.
R: Annual award given by the National Cartoonists Society; in 2002, it was won by Matt Groening.
R: Choreographer (1918-1998) of Broadway musicals in the 1950s and 1960s; shared the Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story.
R: Italian physician (1626-1698) who was one of the first scientists to dispute the theory of spontaneous generation by showing that meat in covered containers did not produce maggots.
R: (Two-Word Answer) Idaho town that was the site of a confrontation between white separatists led by Randy Weaver and federal agents in 1992.
R: Collective name for a series of indexes tied to the performance of the largest companies headquartered in the United States, similar to the S&P 500 or other related stock indexes.
R: (Two-Word Answer) Canadian equivalent of Veterans' Day, also on November 11th.
R: Former British-occupied region of Africa, named in 1895, which was partitioned into Northern and Southern regions in 1923; today, they are the nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe, respectively.
R: (Correct Spelling Required) Name (not symbol) of the element of the periodic table discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston; named from Greek meaning "rose" for the red color of the salts that this metallic element can be found.
R: Term for an Indian prince; derived from Sanskrit, meaning "king."
Raja or Rajah (accept either)
R: Known as "The State University of New Jersey," which has three branches; the main campus is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
R: (Hyphenated Answer) Treaty signed in 1817 between the United States and Britain which regarded the use of naval power on the Great Lakes by each nation.
R: Ancient epic poem of India about the titular ruler of Ayodhya and his wife Sita.
R: (Two-Word Answer) An example of this is MMVI, representing the current year.
R: Chillicothe is the seat of government in this Ohio county.
R: US Army General (1895-1993) who took MacArthur's place as commanding officer of the Far East Command including forces in Korea in 1951.
R: French dramatist (1639-1699) whose works include Andromaque and Britannicus.
R: Russian composer (1873-1943) who composed many sonatas and concertos for the piano; his work "Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" premiered in Baltimore in 1934.
R: Absolute temperature scale developed in 1859 by its namesake scientist; its degrees are equivalent to Fahrenheit degrees.
R: Jonathan Larsen composed this musical, which was made into a movie in 2005.
R: Discovered in the 1980s, these can cut strands of RNA, allowing certain genes to be turned off.
K: Victim of assassin Sirhan B, Sirhan in 1968.
Kennedy (Robert F.)
K: Person who was 19 months old in 1882 when suffering an illness that left her blind, deaf, and mute.
K: (Multi-Word Answer) 1947 musical comedy based on Taming of the Shrew.
Kiss Me, Kate
K: (Two-Part Answer) also known as Godwin Austen; 2nd highest mountain in the world.
K: Common name for the patella.
Kneecap (do not accept "knee")
K: Colorless, gaseous element belonging to group O with atomic number 36.
K: (Multi-Word Answer) Fictional character who is a timid playing card, who writes poetry, and who is accused of stealing the Queen's tarts.
Knave of Hearts (NOTE: do NOT accept "King" for "Knave")
K: Unlawful taking and carrying away of a person against his will.
K: (Two-Word Answer) what Smarty Jones won the first Saturday of May in 2004.
K: Small pieces of wood used for starting a fire.
K: Prefix denoting 10^3.
K: In architecture, term for the block of rock dropped into the crown of an arch which locks the structure into place.
K: (City and State Required) city called the "Metropolis of the Missouri Valley."
Kansas City, Missouri
K: 10th letter of the Greek alphabet.
K: Enemies of the Federation in Star Trek.
K: (Two-Word Answer) Mongol emperor from 1260-1290.
K: Contemporary American author called "King of the Creepy."
K: Objects used in 2nd century China as games, for rituals, as musical instruments, as message transmitters, as distance measuring devices, as weapons, and as parachutes.
K: Sacred book of Islam.
K: (Two-Word Answer) Name for the English translation of the Bible published in 1611 under the auspices of the British monarch.
King James (Version of the Bible)
R: Best known poem by Edgar Allan Poe; published in 1845.
R: (Two-Word Answer) musical duo consisting of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield until Hatfield's death in 2003.
Righteous Brothers (the)
R: Parker Brothers board game, introduced in 1959, in which players may conquer vast areas of the world.
R: nickname for a major league baseball team which is named for a noted group of mounted state police who date back to the 1830s.
R: mechanism used to let out or bring in line; attached to the butt of a rod.
R: North American mountain range where the Continental Divide is found.
R: Religious and political movement of 16th century Europe which led to Protestantism.
R: (Two-Word Answer) Regiment commanded by Leonard Wood during the Spanish-American War.
R: (Two-Word Answer) Siblings who are the children of Mars and Rhea Silvia in some versions of classical mythology.
Romulus and Remus (any order)
R: Russian mystic who held undue influence over the czarina Alexandra in the early 20th century.
R: (Two-Word Answer) In poetry scansion, an example is ABAB CDCD.
R: 16th century Renaissance artist who succeeded Bramante as the architect of St. Peter's.
R: US President who was married to Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis.
R: In geometry, word to describe a figure having all angles equal and all sides equal.
R: (Two-Word Answer) Great open area in the center of Moscow often used as the venue for Soviet state ceremonies.
R: Alex Haley novel that received a special Pulitzer Prize in 1976.
R: (Two-Word Answer) From medieval times, article of furniture supposedly crafted in order to prevent arguments and fights about precedence and importance.
R: Logarithmic scale devised in 1935 to compare magnitude of earthquakes.
R: Light sensitive membrane which lines the interior of the eye.
R: Actress convicted of shoplifting $5,500 in Saks merchandise in 2002.
A: (Twelve Letter Word and Correct Spelling Required) Often depicted in Gothic and Renaissance art and the title of many paintings, the moment when the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was to have a son.
A: 1977 musical with song "Little Girl" and "You Won't Be an Orphan for Long."
A: The study of antiquity; the systemic recovery, via scientific methods, of material evidence remaining from man's earlier life and culture.
A: The chemical symbol for arsenic.
A: Titan from Greek myth who bears the burden of the heavens on his shoulders.
A: Computer term for a program designed to assist in the performance of a specific task, such as word processing, accounting, or inventory management.
A: Comedic partner of Lou Costello.
A: Localized collection of pus, especially in a tooth.
A: Fur trader and capitalist (1763-1848); founder of the American Fur Company (1808.)
Astor (John Jacob)
A: Any angle smaller than a right angle.
A: Continent where "Little America" was established in 1928 by Admiral Byrd.
A: Highest waterfall in South America.
A: 20th century author called the "Writer of the Universe."
A: Movie in which Kate Blanchett won Best Supporting Actress for 2004.
A: 31 BC naval battle in which Octavius' forces defeated those of Cleopatra and Antony.
Actium (Battle of)
A: One of the two extant plays by Sophocles that fits this category.
Antigone or Ajax
A: 15-year-old who signed with DC United in MLS in 2005.
A: Alternate name of the Know Nothing Party in the mid-19th century in the US.
A: (Multi-Word Answer) Novel in which the following lines appear, "Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end?"
(Adventures of) Alice in Wonderland (The) or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A: Western city that is the home of the Mighty Ducks and Disneyland.
M: Husband of Helen of Troy.
M: One of its nicknames is "Big Sky Country."
M: In music, the term for any of the various complete and somewhat independent divisions in a sonata, symphony, concerto, etc.
M: Author of the first gospel to appear in the New Testament.
M: (Fill in) The second-best selling book of all time is Quotations from ...
Mao or Mao Zedong
M: Farmer whose garden Peter Rabbit invades.
M: (Two-Word Answer) temperature at which solid changes into a liquid.
M: (Multi-Part Answer) German born architect (1886-1969); known in the 1930s for the introduction of glass skyscrapers.
Miles van der Rohe (Ludwig)
M: The term for the shorter axis of an ellipse.
M: Childhood disease with the lowest level of cases in the US in nearly a century; only 216 cases from 2001-2003.
M: The thane of Fife in a famous Shakespearean play.
Macduff (do not accept Macbeth)
M: (Two-Word Answer) in nursery rhymes, woman who found a nothing when she was fetching her dog a bone.
M: Wampanoag chief who made a treaty with John Carver shortly after the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth.
M: Won an Oscar for her portrayal of "Mammy" in Gone With the Wind.
M: Madison's Secretary of State from 1811-1817.
M: (Fill In and Two-Word Answer) Fictional character Edmond Dantes is given the title the Count of ..., in an 1845 novel.
M: US state with the motto, "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you."
M: Football star who was the quarterback of the 49ers and led them to four Super Bowl championships.
M: Last ruling dynasty in China from 1644-1912; also called Qing.
M: (Two-Word Answer) 1930 novel featuring Sam Spade as the tough detective.
Maltese Falcon (The)
R: Artist who painted Luncheon of the Boating Party in 1881.
Renoir (Pierre August)
R: American seismologist who developed a system of measuring earthquakes in 1935.
R: (Fill In) From Ecclesiastes 9:11, "The ... is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong."
R: (7 Letter Word) Small fort standing alone.
R: 1775 Richard Sheridan comedy featuring the character Lydia Languish.
R: 1976 book subtitled Saga of an American Family; won a special Pulitzer Prize.
R: In parliamentary procedure, a motion is made to have THIS TEMPORARY STOP in the proceedings.
R: A type of puzzle which is the representation of a word or phrase by pictures suggesting the syllables or words.
R: First woman ever to win a major NASCAR race; won the 1988 AC Delco 100 in Asheville NC.
R: Port in Virginia on the James River; also, the seat of Henrico County.
R: Economist who developed the theory of comparative advantage; believed that free trade is the most efficient way of allocating global resources.
R: Actor and singer called "King of the Cowboys."
R: 18th century philosopher who described what he called "the noble savage."
R: Seaport and capital of Latvia.
R: In microscopy, the property of a microscope to form separable images of close objects.
R: (Three Letter Answer) title of a famous 1920 play by Capek.
R: British lord for whom a cape-like coat is named; he lost an arm at Waterloo before losing his life near Sevastopol in the Crimean War.
R: The word "Orient" derives from the Latin verb "oriri" which means THIS.
Rise or Rising
R: Music or words to which music is set and played when the clergy and choir (or the bride and groom) leave at the end of the service.
R: American ace who was the top US fighter pilot in WWI.
V: Diagram in which math sets are represented by intersecting circles within a boundary representing a universal set.
V: (Two-Word Answer) 1841 Longfellow poem that begins, "Under the spreading chestnut tree..."
Village Blacksmith (The) (do not accept "Smithy" or "Blacksmith")
V: (Two-Word Answer) Name shared by three Italian kings from 1869-1947.
V: Multi-word answer published in 1840, Darwin's journal of his 1831-1836 trip to South America and Australia as a naturalist aboard a survey ship.
Voyage of the Beagle (The)
V: (Two-Part Answer) German flying bomb first launched against London in June 1944; a winged, pilotless plane with engines preset to cut out over its target.
V: Smallest known disease-causing agent; consists of a single strand of RNA.
V: (Correct Spelling Required) Name given coastal region of eastern North America when visited by the Vikings around 1000 AD.
V: 1919 law defining "intoxicating" liquor.
V: 16th century artist born Paolo Caliari but is known by an adjectival form of the city where he was born; painted The Marriage Feast of Cana.
V: House that ruled France from 1328-1589.
V: Word for a person who has acquired complete technical mastery of some musical instrument.
V: Leader of a planned slave revolt in and around Charleston, SC in 1822.
V: Porch usually roofed and partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a building.
V: Dizziness, especially feeling that one's surroundings are whirling.
V: Ben Jonson's 1605 satirical play on human greed and folly.
V: (Two-Word Answer) Priestesses in Rome selected at a young age; took vows of 30 years of celibacy.
V: Icelandic saga from which the Nibelungenlied is derived.
V: Russian name for the first series of manned satellites; the first launched in April 1962.
V: A track for cycle races.
V: Puerto Rico Island used by the US Navy for practice bombing; the Navy stopped using this island in 2003 after much protest by Puerto Ricans.
C: Living substance of a cell not including the nucleus or nucleoid.
C: Important 19th century mathematician; Invented set theory.
C: Governor of Massachusetts during the 1919 Boston police strike.
C: King of Britain during the Roman occupation of the first century; the title character of a 1609 Shakespeare play.
C: American composer of the unusual and controversial work entitled 4'33" which is scored for any instrument of combination of instruments; the work consists of 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence.
C: (Two-word Answer) Residential and resort city at the foot of Pikes Peak; site of US Air Force Academy.
Colorado Springs (CO)
C: English city where Lady Godiva took her famous ride.
C: Panama's second largest city; it lies on the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal.
C: (Fill In) as wife of Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles has the title of Duchess of ...
C: One of the stock female characters in commedia dell'arte; sharp, witty character usually loved by Harlequin.
C: Ancient Roman name for Scotland.
C: (Multi-Word Answer) One of the charges of which Socrates was found guilty.
Corruption of (the) youth (of Athens) (Accept similar w/"corrupt")
C: 1942 classic movie in which Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan were offered leading roles but turned them down; Bogart & Bergman eventually starred.
C: Country that was the birthplace of Ice hockey.
C: Late 16th early 17th century Italian painter of The Calling of St. Matthew.
C: Titan, the son of Uranus & Gaea, who dethroned his father.
Cronos or Cronus
C: One of the first acts of English monarch Charles II was to have THIS MAN'S BODY dug up, decapitated, his head impaled on a spike carried through London and pelted with garbage and rocks.
C: First important African American novelist: author of the 1899 work The Conjure Woman.
Chesnutt (Charles Waddell)
C: Famous sports figure who got into boxing at age 12 after his bike was stolen in 1954.
C: Chemical element that has a mass of approximately 14.007.
A: Social, economic, political philosophy which holds that all forms of government should be abolished.
Anarchy or Anarchism
A: (Two-Word Answer) Branch of computer science concerned with enabling computers to simulate such aspects of human capabilities as speech recognition, deduction, inference, and the ability to learn from experience.
A: (8 Letter Word) One who has abandoned one's faith or principles.
A: The capital city of THIS STATE lies in Maricopa County.
A: Physiological changes induced in an organism by exposure to new environmental conditions.
Acclimation or Acclimatization (accept -ing endings also)
A: Ballet term for a graceful posture in which one leg is raised and extended behind the body.
A: Constellation which contains the M31 Great Spiral Galaxy.
A: Illinois governor who in 1893, pardoned the surviving anarchists from the Haymarket Square Affair.
Altgeld (James Peter)
A: (Two-Word Answer) Organization founded in 1935 by Dr. Bob Smith and Bill Wilson.
A: City which is served by the Journal Constitution newspaper, the 17th largest in terms of circulation in the US.
A: (Multi-Word Answer) What ANC means in terms of a political party in South Africa.
African National Congress
A: Member of the d'Urberville family who seduces Tess in an 1891 novel.
A: Former French colony in Canada; an area of today's Nova Scotia.
A: Author of the 1962 play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A: In geometry, the line from the center of a regular polygon perpendicular to one of its sides.
A: Author of Nicomachean Ethics.
A: Winner of four Indy car titles (1965, 1966, 1969, 1984) and one Formula One title in 1978.
A: Noontime Catholic prayer and the title of an 1858-9 Jean François Millet painting.
A: The Cumaean Sibyl guided THIS MAN through the Lower World.
A: British prime minister from 1945-1951.
U: (Multi-Word Answer) Song for which No Doubt won the 2003 Grammy for Pop Vocal performance by a group or duo.
"Underneath It All"
U: (Hyphenated Answer) US military reconnaissance plane shot down in 1960 over the Soviet Union.
U: (Two-Word Answer) Association of countries established in 1945 to work toward world peace.
U: (Two-Word Answer) Industry jargon for easy-to-learn and easy-to-operate, such as computer programs.
U: Device first used as a sunshade in ancient China; its meaning in English is from the Latin for "little shadow."
U: In math, the set of elements that belong to either of a given pair of sets
U: Tennyson poem which was a favorite of JFK.
U: (Two-Word Answer) Constellation also known as "Lesser Bear."
U: (Two-Word Answer) From a Hans Christian Andersen title, term which means an unpromising person who may mature into someone successful or beautiful.
U: International radio voice transmission code for U.
Uniform or Uncle
U: (Fill-In) The 4th amendment prohibits ... search and seizure.
U: Great Baltimore Colt quarterback of the 50s and 60s; won 3 MVPs; died in 2002.
U: A break in the skin or in the mucous membrane lining in the alimentary tract that fails to heal and is often accompanied by inflammation, especially found in the stomach and/or duodenum.
U: In mythology, he produced the Titans with Gaea.
U: 16th century palace in Florence; it now houses a fine art collection.
U: (Three Letter Answer) Trilogy consisting of the 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money.
U: (Two-Word Answer) From the mid-19th century, a secret system of moving people in the US with stations, junctions, conductors.
Underground Railroad or Underground Railway
U: State where Bryce Canyon is located.
U: (Multi-Word Answer) State what USSR stands for.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Must be exact)
U: (Multi-Word Answer) State what UFO stands for.
Unidentified Flying Object(s)
D: Birthstone of April.
D: (Nine Letter Word) Style of jazz developed in New Orleans around 1910.
D: First state to ratify the US Constitution.
D: Straight line passing through the center of a closed geometric figure, especially a circle.
D: Famous criminal gunned down in front of the Biograph Theater in Chicago in 1934.
D: Comedian whose signature line is, "I can't get no respect."
D: Biblical hero featured in several Caravaggio works, including one sporting the hero holding the severed head of his much larger foe.
D: Roman goddess who is the counterpart of the Greek goddess Artemis.
D: After a seed is dispersed from the parent plant, the enclosed embryo does not grow immediately, biological term for THIS REST PERIOD.
Dormant or Dormancy
D: Term for a star that cannot be seen, especially a star that is part of a binary pair.
D: From the Book of Revelation, term for the Last Judgment or Day of Judgment.
D: (Two-Word Answer) country which had a border dispute with Haiti in 1937-1938.
D: (Two-Word Answer) International tennis tournament played annually between national teams; both singles and doubles are played.
D: Last name of the kind, well-meaning widow who tries to "civilize" Huck Finn.
D: French term meaning "relaxation"; applied to the thawing of relations between the US and USSR in the 1970s.
D: City that is called "Motor City."
D: Second longest river in Europe.
D: Author of The Three Musketeers (1844.)
Dumas (Alexander, père)
D: Author of The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881.)
D: A share of the profits of a corporation distributed to the stockholders, often on a quarterly basis.
W: (8 Letter Word) In football, a variation of the T-formation in which the halfbacks line up farther from the line of scrimmage than the fullback.
W: (Two-Word Answer) Electrical circuit for measuring the value of a resistance.
R: (Multi-Word Answer) Fill in the pessimistic words missing from the statement, "The love of money is the ..."
Root of (all) evil
R: (5 Letter Palindrome) The revolving part of a machine or apparatus.
W: (Multi-Word Answer) Musical which features the song "I Feel Pretty."
West Side Story
W: (Fill In) The shortest verse in the Bible is "Jesus ..."
W: Insects of the order diptera have two of THESE.
W: First American man to walk in space (1965.)
R: Strong, yet pliant stems from any of 200 species of a climbing palm genus that are used to make furniture, baskets, canes, and umbrellas.
R: Daughter of the Biblical Laban and the second wife of Jacob.
R: US president for whom George H.W. Bush served as vice-president.
R: Electrical quantity measured in ohms.
W: What a sommelier serves in a restaurant.
W: The term for the male official in charge of a prison.
W: (Two-Word Answer) 1842 novel concerning the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff.
W: Called the gun that won the west.
R: Meadow on the south bank of the Thames; the site of a famous document signing in 1215.
Runnymede OR Runnymeade
R: (Multi-Word Answer) 1839 Berlioz work which includes passages entitled "The Love Scene," "Friar Lawrence's aria" and "Fight and Reconciliation."
Romeo and Juliet
R: Famous artist Van Rijn better known by his first name.
R: One of Plato's most influential works.
W: Artist who is the attributed speaker of, "In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes."
W: Pennsylvania city which is the site of the annual Little League World Series.
W: Last name of the 1990s film character Ernest who goes to Africa, camp, jail, and school.
W: Part of the UK which is referred to as a principality.
R: Popular pastime where league members pick imaginary leagues with real players and chart their progress using actual stats and performances.
R: Charming, beautiful woman loved by both Cyrano de Bergerac and Christian.
Roxanne (do not accept "Roxana")
R: Hateful middle daughter of King Lear.
R: (Two-Word Answer) Street in Beverley Hills; largely residential but one short area is the richest shopping area in the world.
W: Item associated with a fifth anniversary.
W: (Two-Word Answer) area that Israel annexed from Jordan in 1967.
R: Word coined by Marie Curie; the property exhibited by certain elements emitting alpha or beta particles or gamma rays as a result of spontaneous nuclear decay.
Radioactive OR radioactivity
R: First name of Hester Prynne's husband in The Scarlet Letter.
W: Romanian-born Holocaust survivor and author, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
W: (Two-Word Answer) Short, narrow thoroughfare in downtown Manhattan, the site of the NYSE.
W: 19th century US politician and statesman called "Defender of the Constitution."
W: Author of Swiss Family Robinson.
Wyss (Johann) (NOTE: spelling may be "Weiss")
R: (Multi-Word Answer) Military slogan first used by Colonel Sidney Sherman in 1836.
"Remember the Alamo"
R: Hydrophobia or canine madness.
R: (9 Letter Word) Slang for caught in a situation of inescapable guilt.
R: (Two-Word Answer) 1954 Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
B: 17th century Italian architect and sculptor who gave Rome many of its characteristic baroque features.
M: Ancient region of Greece; gained control of Greece in a 338 BC battle.
B: Geographic formation that is a steep hill that stands alone.
M: Study of the interaction between matter and the forces acting on it.
B: (Two-Word Answer) French for "good journey."
B: US city sometimes called "The Hub of the Universe."
B: Word used to designate the second brightest star in a constellation.
M: (Multi-Part Answer) Formed in 1924, MGM is the biggest and most successful of the Hollywood studios; what MGM means.
M: (Two-Word Answer) Literally meaning "red mill" a famous Parisian music hall.
M: Familiar name for Chopin's most popular polonaise, op. 40, no. 1 in A major.
B: Danish explorer (1681-1741) who explored around Alaska.
B: (Fill in) From the fictional Dr. Pangloss, "All is for the ___ in this __of all possible worlds." (The same word fits both blanks.)
Best (may have the word down twice)
M: Family tomb for which Michelangelo designed nudes representing dawn and dusk.
Medici (Lorenzo d')
M: 16th century French author of Essays which established a new literary form.
Montaigne (Michel de)
B: (Multi-Word Answer) Fairy tale in which a very pretty girl is forced to live with an ugly monster in order to save her father's life.
"Beauty and the Beast"
B: Israeli prime minister from 1977-1983.
B: (Two-Word Answer) General term for stocks in an upward trend.
M: NY Giants baseball player (1880-1925) whose career wins at 374 is third behind Cy Young and Walter Johnson.
M: Called the "Queen State" in honor of Henrietta Maria for whom the state was named.
M: Derisive term for Republicans who deserted their party in 1884 to support Cleveland because they did not like the Republican nominee Blaine.
B: Only running back to win the NFL league rushing title five years in a row.
B: One of the 10 plagues of Egypt described in Exodus 7-12: an affliction to the body.
B: Winner of the Pulitzer for Western Star (1944) and John Brown's Body (1929.)
Benét (Stephen Vincent)
B: One of the two main groups of insects in the order Lepidoptera; only one fits here.
Butterfly or butterflies
M: (Two-Part Answer) The last words of THIS ASSASSINATED MAN were reportedly "Cool it, brothers."
M: Mythical enchantress, the daughter of the king of Colchis.
M: Geologic era that extends from the end of the Paleozoic to the beginning of the Cenozoic.
M: (Two-Word Answer) measure of the energy used by an animal in a given time period.
B: Author of the 1678 work Pilgrim's Progress.
B: James Buchanan's vice-president.
M: Called the "Angel of Death", Nazi physician who personally selected over 400,000 prisoners to die in gas chambers.
Mengele (Dr. Josef)
M: Last name of the title character and picaresque hero in a 1953 novel by Saul Bellow.
B: American musician best associated with "Maybelline" and "Johnny Be Good."
B: Inventor of the telephone.
Bell (Alexander Graham)
M: Powerful current of the Arctic Ocean northwest of Norway: mariner's tales built its reputation into a huge, violent whirlpool.
M: Portuguese island nicknamed "Pearl of the Atlantic", also a type of wine.
B: (Two-Word Answer) 1932 demonstration in Washington, DC by some 15,000 jobless veterans of WWI; they hoped to persuade Congress to pay them promised money.
Bonus march or bonus army
B: (Two-Word Answer) The first of THESE CLINICS were opened in 1916 in the US by Margaret Sanger.
M: (Two-Part Answer) Character from a 1775 play; she was famous for her grotesque misuse of words.
M: Study of economics of the basic constituent elements of an economy; the individual consumers and producers.
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