G1: Joel & Robyn (52nd between 5th & 6th)(BtG: 37)
#1: In ’08 Condoleeza Rice & Jimmy Carter butted heads over his meeting w/ what Palestinian organization?
PLO (A: HAMAS)
#2: Despite its name, what prolonged conflict between England & France actually lasted from 1337 until 1453?
Hundred Yrs. War
#3: Personified by a rainbow, the Greek messenger of the gods lent her name to what colorful region of the eye?
#4: Nicknamed S-Toon, what Central Canadian city was founded in the 1800s by teetotalers fleeing Toronto?
MSO: Julia (Robyn’s roommate)
Calgary (A: Saskatoon)
RLC: In the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2009, five of the top universities are NOT in the Ivy League- name ’em.
MIT, Cal Tech, Stanford, Duke & University of Chicago
#1: From the Latin for “broken”, what complex geometrical patterns are staples of lightning, snowflakes & broccoli?
FQ: Literally performed by pulling the plug, what’s the nautical term for the deliberate sinking of your own ship?
FA: Scuttling ($1050)
G2: Sabrina (52nd & 2nd)(BtG: 40)
OUT IN SIX
DR: Tommy, Christine & Jennifer (2nd between 77th & 78th)(BtG: 34)
#1: Named for a Henry David Thoreau classic, what bookstore chain was the first to operate in every state?
#2: In 2002, president Jacques Chirac of France narrowly avoided assassination on what patriotic French holiday?
#3: Defined as a rescue from financial distress, what did Merriam-Webster choose as its 2008 Word of the Yr.?
#4: Originally paired w/ Robert MacNeil, what mild Midwesterner has anchored “The News Hour” on PBS since ’95?
#1: Every Winter, thousands of Boy Scouts brave the chilly Delaware Valley to visit what iconic Revolutionary War campsite?
#2: Also known as a Kretek, what flavored cigarette was introduced in the 1900s as a treatment for asthma?
Menthol (A: Clove)
RLC: Acc. to a 2008 Gallup poll, football’s easily the top spectator sport in the U.S. Name the next seven sports on the list.
NASCAR, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, golf– X (The one they didn’t get: Boxing)
FQ: The Russian towns of Murmansk & Norilsk are the two largest cities north of what major line of latitude?
MSO: Tommy’s brother Rob
FA: Equator (A: Arctic Circle)