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As promised, here's the answers (in red) to yesterday's trivia questions. Categories highlighted in blue are the ones my team answered correctly.

Round 1
1. Category: Military History.  What major historical event happened on June 6th? For bonus points, name the year. D-Day (1944)
2. Category: Science.  Louis Pasteur invented the pasteurization process in 1862.  This process was used for milk, along with what else? Wine
3. Category: World Events.  What event will take place August 8th through the 24th of this year? Summer Olympics
4. Category: Space.  Dwarf planets like Pluto are no longer called "planets" by the IAU.  What is the new term for these astronomical bodies? Plutoids
5. Category: Organizations. Joseph "Piney" Armone and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano belonged to this "organization". What was its name? The Mafia

Round 2
6. Category: Musicians.  This musician was responsible for such tunes as "Beyond the Sea", "Splish Splash", and "Mack the Knife". (Name the musician) Bobby Darin
7. Category: Literature.  Name the author whose works include Tender is the Night, The Beautiful and the Damned, This Side of Paradise, and most famously, The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. Category: Human Anatomy.  Name the two locations on the human body where you'd find phalanges. Hands and Feet
9. Category: Bugs.  The "Rocky Mountain Wood" and "Groundhog" are two nicknames for this critter.  Name the bug. Tick
10. Category: Math.  Reduce 7/8 * 6/7 to its smallest form. 3/4

Halftime Bonus Question
B1. Which of the following two telecommunications companies announced last week that they will merge before the end of the year?

  • A. Sprint and AT&T
  • B. Verizon and US Cellular
  • C. T-Mobile and Alltel
  • D. Verizon and Alltel

D. Verizon and Alltel

Round 3
11. Category: Music Groups.  The Bee Gees were made up of three brothers.  Two of the brothers were Maurice and Barry.  Name the third brother. Robin
12. Category: Sports.  Since 1993, Gary Bettman has been the commissioner of this professional sports league.  Name the league. NHL
13. Category: Lakes and Rivers.  The Seneca and Cayuga lakes are part of the group known as the Finger Lakes in what US State? New York
14. Category: World Capitals.  Suva is the capital of what island nation? Fiji
15. Category: Chemistry.  What is the periodic table symbol for the element Titanium? Ti

Round 4
16. Category: Movies.  This actress played Princess Vespa in Spaceballs, and also starred on Melrose Place.  Name the actress. Daphne Zuniga
17. Category: U.S. Constitution.  The 15th amendment was ratified in 1870.  What was the purpose of this amendment?  Equal right to vote (no restrictions based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude)
18. Category: Native Americans.  The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole indian tribes were known by what name to U.S. Settlers? The Five Civilized Tribes
19. Category: TV.  Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin were the children of Patty Duke and television actor John Astin, who appeared on what 1960s TV series?  Bonus points – name the character he played on the show. The Addams Family (Gomez)
20. Category: Cartoons.  The Refreshments play the theme song for which prime-time television cartoon? King of the Hill

Final Bonus Question
B2. Which U.S. President said, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world…."

  • A. George Washington
  • B. Harry S. Truman
  • C. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • D. Thomas Jefferson

A. George Washington

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