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Author Topic: Kites as a category on Jeopardy 11/10/2010  (Read 2583 times)
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« on: November 10, 2010, 07:53 PM »

But everybody avoided it like the plague.

How would you have done?

I'll post the answers as soon as they are up, I'm didn't type fast enough to get them live  Angry

Since 1984 there have only been 11 questions concerning kites listed in the archives.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 04:58 AM »

I'll post the answers as soon as they are up, I'm didn't type fast enough to get them live  Angry


Could you post the questions first and then the answers a few days later or post the answers in a separate thread?  Be fun to see how we do.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 06:24 AM »

I think you should post the answers first then the questions
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 08:53 AM »

I missed one


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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 12:40 PM »

Dang they had Tuesdays questions up Wednesday during Jeopardy, but Wednesday's are't posted yet, maybe tonight.

yeah it's Jeopardy, they give you the answer and you have to come up with the question, I had it right. I was trying to get them down so didn't really play it. The ones I did hear I had the answers to but I'm never quick enough to get them out, my hard drives are still ESDI  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 02:56 PM »

I think you should post the answers first then the questions

D'oh.  Someone beat me to the nitpick.

Although to be fair, if he DID post the questions first, it'd be a heck of a lot tougher to guess the right answers.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 10:19 PM »

Answers and questions are now available.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 11:04 PM »

Here is the link.

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3500
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 06:04 AM »

I only got 2 correct
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 08:34 AM »

100% for me on the kite category.  Grin
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I missed Cody's war.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 10:58 AM »

Thanks Steve & Jim, I was asleep by then. I was wrong too about the number of prior questions, I had searched for 'Kites' a search for 'Kite' brings up an additional 40 or so over the years, even another dedicated category back in 2003, of course many are repeats. Highlight after the = for the answer

#6016, aired 2010-11-08 BOOKS & AUTHORS $600: This Khaled Hosseini novel is about Amir, who flees Kabul for America = The Kite Runner

#6015, aired 2010-11-05 NAME THE SEUSS TITLE $600: "No! Not in the house!" said the fish in the pot, "They should not fly kites in a house! They should not" = The Cat in the Hat

#5900, aired 2010-04-16 THE SHIELD $200: In the Middle Ages, circular shields were largely replaced by this shape, like something kids would "go fly" = a kite

#5861, aired 2010-02-22 LIBROS EN ESPAŅOL $1000: Khaled Hosseini: "Cometas en el Cielo" (not a literal translation) = The Kite Runner

#5823, aired 2009-12-30 THE PULITZER FOR BIOGRAPHY/ AUTOBIOGRAPHY $200: 1939: Carl Van Doren, writing about this founding father known for kite flying = (Ben) Franklin

#5703, aired 2009-05-27 JAPANESE CULTURE $400: [urlhttp://www.j-archive.com/media/2009-05-27_DJ_26.jpg](Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a kite in Kyoto, Japan.)[/url] Japanese kites have been interpreted as offerings to the gods & as physical embodiments of prayers linking these two places = Heaven & Earth

#5637, aired 2009-02-24 FUN STUFF $2,000 (Daily Double): In 1901 Alexander Graham Bell began building tetrahedral box ones of these with the goal of lifting people = kites

#5618, aired 2009-01-28 COLORFUL RHYME TIME $800: An ivory paper toy that flies in the wind = a white kite

#5570, aired 2008-11-21 SOUNDS LIKE FUN $1600: It's a kite-like, delta-winged, aluminum alloy-framed, one-man soaring device = a hang glider

#5567, aired 2008-11-18 INFESTED WITH INSECTS $1600: One of Japan's most complex kites is the mukade-dako, formed of jointed sections to look like this insect = a centipede

#5561, aired 2008-11-10 MUSEUMS $2,000 (Daily Double): This museum at the Smithsonian originated with a group of kites obtained from the Chinese Imperial Commission in 1876 = the Air and Space Museum

#5555, aired 2008-10-31 DAYS OF RECREATION $2000: The pro seen here is engaging in this activity--a hybrid of waterskiing & snowboarding = wakeboarding

#5515, aired 2008-07-25 FILL IN THE BOOK TITLE $2000: "T.K.R." by Khaled Hosseini = The Kite Runner

#5465, aired 2008-05-16 POTPOURRI $400: In 1899 this pair started their research with a biplane flown like a kite = the Wright Brothers

#5400, aired 2008-02-15 AT THE MOVIES $1200: Amir & Hassan are boys who fly kites in Kabul in this film based on a novel = The Kite Runner

#5373, aired 2008-01-09 A CHARLIE IN THE BOX $800: Occasionally called Chuck, this comics character had violent battles with his local "kite-eating tree" = Charlie Brown

#5367, aired 2008-01-01 RECENT FICTION $2000: "A Thousand Splendid Suns", Khaled Hosseini's follow-up to "The Kite Runner", is also mainly set in this country = Afghanistan

#5317, aired 2007-10-23 NAME THAT CENTURY $200: Ben Franklin flew a kite & invented the lightning rod = the 18th century

#5208, aired 2007-04-11 NAME THAT POET $400: "Then Sally and I saw them run down the hall. We saw those two Things bump their kites on the wall" = Dr. Seuss

#5173, aired 2007-02-21 BROADWAY LYRICS $1000: "All I need is one more try, gotta get that kite to fly" = You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

#5146, aired 2007-01-15 ARCHITECTURE $400: A kite winder is the central of 3 winders that help make a 90-degree turn in a flight of these = stairs

#4804, aired 2005-06-23 WAR $400: One of the first uses of kites for aerial photographic surveillance was during this 1898 war = the Spanish-American War

#4626, aired 2004-10-18 18th CENTURY AMERICA $400: During a storm in the summer of 1752, he attached a key to a kite string & proved that lightning was electricity = Benjamin Franklin

#4536, aired 2004-05-03 GRAB BAG $400: The Megabite, which set a world record in 1997 for the largest one of these flown, was 210 feet long including the tails = a kite

#4308, aired 2003-04-30 AN "F" IN HISTORY $800: In June of 1752, this man famously flew a kite in a thunderstorm as part of an electricity experiment = Ben Franklin

#4302, aired 2003-04-22 ANNUAL EVENTS $400: In an Indian festival every September 17, people enjoy flying these & cutting others' strings = kites

#4237, aired 2003-01-21 GO FLY A KITE! $200: A kite-eating tree is often the nemesis of this comic strip boy = Charlie Brown

#4237, aired 2003-01-21 GO FLY A KITE! $400: The song "Let's Go Fly a Kite" is featured in this movie about a flying nanny = Mary Poppins

#4237, aired 2003-01-21 GO FLY A KITE! $600: Brothers in this family invented a man-lifting kite & also founded the Boy Scouts = Baden-Powell

#4237, aired 2003-01-21 GO FLY A KITE! $800: The box kite, invented by Lawrence Hargrave in the 1890s, is so stable that it doesn't need this usual kite feature = tail

#4237, aired 2003-01-21 GO FLY A KITE! $1000: He used a kite to raise an antenna when he sent his first transatlantic wireless message in 1901 = Guglielmo Marconi

#3922, aired 2001-09-25 PEOPLE IN HISTORY $200: In a famous kite experiment, this Statesman proved that lightning is a form of electricity = Benjamin Franklin

#3867, aired 2001-05-29 CHINESE INVENTIONS $100: During the Han dynasty, over 2,000 years ago, the Chinese were out flying these = Kites

#3850, aired 2001-05-04 SONGS FROM DISNEY FILMS $200: "The Perfect Nanny" & "Let's Go Fly a Kite" = Mary Poppins

#3625, aired 2000-05-12 FANDEMONIUM $300: Fans of this high-flying sport involving lots of string may know it's Thailand's most popular = Kite flying

#3612, aired 2000-04-25 STRING $400: This toy is a rudimentary airfoil whose height is controlled by playing out the string = Kite

#3404, aired 1999-05-27 ODD COUPLES $800: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" is all this singer wants from her kite-flying beau = Aretha & Ben Franklin

#3397, aired 1999-05-18 PLAYING TO TYPE $100: Let's go & fly one of these; maybe a flat, box or delta type = kite

#3378, aired 1999-04-21 LET'S FLY $400: A flat one needs a tail to supply drag & to keep it pointed to the sky = Kite

#3183, aired 1998-06-03 UP IN THE SKY! $300: Soaring object in the title of the following: (sometimes you're told to "Go fly" one) = Kite

#3175, aired 1998-05-22 DRUNK ON WORDS $100: Strangely, Ben Franklin's list of over 200 synonyms for "drunk" omits "As high as" one of these = Kite

#3113, aired 1998-02-25 COMMON BONDS $300: Shirt, kite, donkey (things with) = tails

#3049, aired 1997-11-27 LEFTOVERS $200: He designed airplanes & a man-lifting kite but is better known for the telephone = Alexander Graham Bell

#2150, aired 1993-12-31 "BOX" LUNCH $100: It flies without a tail & you control it with a string = box kite

#2048, aired 1993-06-30 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY $200: Using a kite antenna, he received the first transatlantic wireless message in 1901, the letter S = Marconi
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