Questions from June 9th

Answers are below the jump.

Round 1: Pop Culture

Lance Armstrong and his latest girlfriend, former beauty queen Anna Hansen, announced the birth of their first child together on Friday through Armstrong’s Twitter feed. What is the first name of the baby boy?

Round 2: Literature- Playwrights

The French writer of Tartuffe and The Misanthrope was born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. By what pen name is remembered?

Round 3: Showtunes

Identify the Broadway musical the song in the following audio clip comes from:

Round 4: Random- Four-Letter Last Names

What four-letter last name is shared by the pair of famous people listed below?

NBA great Bernard and Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie

Round 5: Social Science- Psychology

What do developmental psychologists call a child’s ability to understand that an object still exists even when it is taken away?

Round 6: Music

Name the title of the song featured in this clip and the artist who recorded it:

Round 7: Handout- Central America

Identify the Central American country labeled on the map below:


Round 8: General Knowledge

What common household device uses the otherwise rare synthetic element americium?

1) Maxwell (or Max)

2) Moliere

3) Fiddler on the Roof

4) King

5) object permanence

6) The Chordettes – Mr. Sandman

7) Panama

8) smoke detectors


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