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How about a nurse? A moneylender?
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1. I Ching

2. Sex in the City

3. 2100

5. peyote?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these literary works? A Doll's House, Madame Bovary, Rebecca, Romeo and Juliet, Sons and Lovers, Steppenwolf, Tom Jones, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I don't know. But Steppenwolf is a band and Tom Jones is a singer. Do they all have main characters with bands named after them?
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Spam, I suppose Rebecca could be The Guess Who, right?

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Nora in a Doll's House does not.
Did she contemplate it at any time? Each of the books I have read on that list include a suggestion of, or an actual commitment of suicide. (I haven't read them all).
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Yes, but it's pretty wishy-washy.
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It is Tuesday, isn't it?

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Yes.

(To be fair, I had to Google for the answer.)
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I'm sorry. I already deleted last week's email, so I don't have the answer to question seven.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS

1. What ancient book would you consult to interpret hexagrams numbered from 1 ("Force") to 64 ("Not Yet Fording")? That's the I Ching. Try using its amazing predictive powers on Tuesday Trivia one of these weeks. You might be surprised.

2. The CW's new show The Carrie Diaries is a prequel set about 15 years before what other TV series? Carrie is Ms. Bradshaw, of Sex and the City fame.

3. What will be the next year to be divisible by four that will *not*, nevertheless, be a leap year? Years divisible by 100 are *not* leap years--unless they're also divisible by 400. So the year 2100 will not be a leap year. See you then!

4. The only commissioned U.S. Navy vessel not in American hands is the USS Pueblo. The Pueblo is currently a captive of what country? The Pueblo was seized in 1968 by North Korea and is now what passes for a tourist attraction in Pyongyang.

5. What's the more common name for Lophophora williamsii, a cactus listed as a "controlled substance" unless it's being used in "bona fide religious ceremonies"? We usually call it by its Spanish name, peyote.

6. How many children appear with their "Migrant Mother" in Dorothea Lange's famed photo of that name? Florence Owens Thompsons appears with three of of her seven kids: one on either side, and a baby in her arms.
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Per Ken Jennings' request, the trivia challenge discussed on this message board has the number seven question delayed by one week. This is to avoid easy googling of the question which is designed to foil those who would "cheat". If you know the current number seven question, please do not discuss it here.

The Rules of the Thread
1. If you use the thread to help you get answers, do not submit those answers to the official game.
2. No googling until Sunday. No looking anything up anywhere (and posting it) before Sunday. No checking an article in a magazine you read last week. No checking some old notebook from college. No wikipedia. Not even snopes.com. No checking anything, anywhere - until Sunday. Only information that is stored in your brain, or in the brains of your non-snopester friends and family. But you can't use your family members as a work-around to looking up the information yourself.
3. If you google, don't post that information to the thread until Sunday. Not even as confirmation of the guesses of other posters. Someone else might still know the information on their own.
4. No guess is stupid, throw it out there.
5. No Hinting. If you have a guess or a reasonable belief that you have the right answer, post it. If you are attempting to use hinting as a work-around to the no posting googled answers rule, don't.

And remember, this is an exhibition, not a competition, so please... no wagering.


THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Name two adjectives that can each refer to a resident of certain U.S. state capital *or* a resident of a Mediterranean nation. (One nation is ancient, one is modern.)

2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what?

3. The hornpipe is a traditional dance historically associated with what profession?

4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers?

5. Johnny Wakelin's hit songs "Black Superman" (1975) and "In Zaire" (1976) both celebrated what real-life figure?

6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995?

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these cities, listed in this order? New York City, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, San Francisco.
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1. Name two adjectives that can each refer to a resident of certain U.S. state capital *or* a resident of a Mediterranean nation. (One nation is ancient, one is modern.)
Albanian

ETA: For one of them, anyway. Not sure about the second,

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2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what?
The atom
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4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers?
Hebrew?
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6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995?
Guessing Audi


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2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what? The atom

3. The hornpipe is a traditional dance historically associated with what profession? Sailing?

4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers? WAG - Hebrew?

5. Johnny Wakelin's hit songs "Black Superman" (1975) and "In Zaire" (1976) both celebrated what real-life figure? Muhammad Ali?

6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995? Audi?
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1. WAG: Alexandrian and Syracusian
2. The atom
3. WAG: Soldier
4. Cornish
5. No idea, not even a WAG… Can't be Idi Amin…
6. Audi
7. Also no idea. Most popular tourist destinations?
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1. Name two adjectives that can each refer to a resident of certain U.S. state capital *or* a resident of a Mediterranean nation. (One nation is ancient, one is modern.)

Albanian (Albany), and Phoenicians (Phoenix)

2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what?

The atom. Never science whilst hungry.


3. The hornpipe is a traditional dance historically associated with what profession?

Trivia question writing

4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers?

Hebrew

5. Johnny Wakelin's hit songs "Black Superman" (1975) and "In Zaire" (1976) both celebrated what real-life figure?

Muhammad Ali


6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995?

Audi


7. What unusual distinction is shared by these cities, listed in this order? New York City, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, San Francisco.

They all lost major sporting events to Baltimore.
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#3 is definitely sailors - specifically, sailors in the Royal Navy of the UK.

No answer to last week's question 7?
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these literary works? A Doll's House, Madame Bovary, Rebecca, Romeo and Juliet, Sons and Lovers, Steppenwolf, Tom Jones, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Each includes a visit to some kind of fancy-dress event: a costume party or a masquerade ball or something.


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1. Name two adjectives that can each refer to a resident of certain U.S. state capital *or* a resident of a Mediterranean nation. (One nation is ancient, one is modern.)
No idea

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2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what?
The atom

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3. The hornpipe is a traditional dance historically associated with what profession?
Sailing

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4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers?

Hebrew (can't think of any Latin first-language speakers)


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5. Johnny Wakelin's hit songs "Black Superman" (1975) and "In Zaire" (1976) both celebrated what real-life figure?
Muhammad Ali

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6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995?
Audi

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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these cities, listed in this order? New York City, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, San Francisco.
Cities I have never been to (Except New York and San Francisco)

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1. Name two adjectives that can each refer to a resident of certain U.S. state capital *or* a resident of a Mediterranean nation. (One nation is ancient, one is modern.)

My silly answer: Atlantans and Olympians. (At least they're state capitals....)

2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what?

Atom

3. The hornpipe is a traditional dance historically associated with what profession?

Sailor

4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers?

Don't know

5. Johnny Wakelin's hit songs "Black Superman" (1975) and "In Zaire" (1976) both celebrated what real-life figure?

Muhammad Ali

6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995?

Audi

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these cities, listed in this order? New York City, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, San Francisco.

No clue.
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For some reason for #7 I'm thinking of city stickers on a piece of luggage. And for some reason, I'm picturing Wheel of Fortune as being somehow involved.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. Name two adjectives that can each refer to a resident of certain U.S. state capital *or* a resident of a Mediterranean nation. (One nation is ancient, one is modern.)
Olympian, Albanian.
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2. Scientist J. J. Thomson is well-known for proposing the "plum pudding" model of what?
The universe
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3. The hornpipe is a traditional dance historically associated with what profession?
fishing
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4. What's the only language ever to "die" as a spoken language and then be revived among a population of new first-language speakers?
Welsh
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5. Johnny Wakelin's hit songs "Black Superman" (1975) and "In Zaire" (1976) both celebrated what real-life figure?
Mohammed Ali
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6. What German car company was sued over its logo by the International Olympic Committee in 1995?
Audi
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7. What unusual distinction is shared by these cities, listed in this order? New York City, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, San Francisco.
Something about water sources.

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