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Title: LETS PLAY Summer 08 News JEOPARDY


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LETS PLAY… Summer 08 News JEOPARDY!
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The Categories Are…
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NATIONAL NEWS
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WORLD NEWS
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SPORTS
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POLITICS
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MISCELLANEOUS
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National News
World News
Misc. News
Political News
Sports
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National for 100
  • Fear of this recent tropical storm caused oil
    companies to consider drastically raising fuel
    costs if the storm hit hard thus sending gas
    prices sky rocketing. Fortunately, it never did
    much damage. The storm that threatened Texas and
    the gulf coast early this month starts with the
    5th letter of the alphabet and is named this.

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National for 100
  • What is tropical storm Edouard?

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National for 200
  • Andrew Kang from Atlanta claimed the title of the
    fastest to solve this six sided puzzle five times
    in an average of just 12.97 seconds to be named
    the National Champion.

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National for 200
  • What is the Rubiks Cube?

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National for 300
  • With all the issues about food contaminates this
    year, scientists at Tufts University have
    discovered that you can make edible optics from
    this that can be used as sensors for E. coli,
    salmonella and other potentially deadly
    contaminates in food.

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National for 300
  • What is silkworm silk?

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National for 400
  • Scientists are blaming Midwestern corn growers
    for the overwhelming pollution caused by ethanol
    escaping down the Mississippi River. The run-off
    is causing this area to get even bigger in the
    Gulf of Mexico.

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National for 400
  • What is the Dead Zone?

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National for 500
  • Horrible flooding occurred in Iowa this summer.
    The floods were caused by this major river
    overflowing.

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National for 500
  • What is the Mississippi River?

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World News for 100
  • This former South African President celebrated
    his 90th birthday this summer urging the wealthy
    to share with the less fortunate.

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World News for 100
  • Who is Nelson Mandela?

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World News for 200
  • Scientist using radiocarbon dating have
    discovered that this is the oldest found in
    Masada (present-day Israel) to grow into a
    healthy tree which has been named Methuselah
    after the oldest person in the Bible.

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World News for 200
  • What is a date palm seed? It is believed to be
    2,000 years old.

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World News for 300
  • This is the real reason why you see Olympic
    divers get right out of the pool and head to the
    showers while receiving their scores.

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World News for 300
  • What keeps the swimmers muscles warm after
    getting out of the pool?
  • The temperature of the pool water and the air are
    usually different (the pool is usually around 80
    degrees, with the air temperature between 68 and
    72 degrees). This difference can cause muscle
    tightness. To combat this, divers warm up in
    either the showers or a hot tub.

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World News for 400
  • China is very proud to be hosting the Summer
    Olympics. They proudly display their countrys
    flag which is red and yellow and has these
    symbols on it.
  • (Bonus points if you know what the symbols stand
    for!)

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World News for 400
  • What is five yellow stars on a red background
    and four smaller stars. The larger star
    represents the Communist party, and the smaller
    stars represent different classes of the society
    peasants, workers, bourgeoisie, and capitalists,
    all united under the Communist Party.  ?

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World News for 500
  • Because of the unique date, the Summer Olympics
    had its Opening Ceremonies in China on this date
    at this time.

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World News for 500
  • What was 08-08-08 at 808p.m.?

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Sports for 100
  • In July, he won the 108th U.S. Open even after
    recently having knee surgery.

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Sports for 100
  • Who is Tiger Woods?

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Sports for 200
  • This summer, Turner Field got a new addition.
    This, 40-foot addition will wear a Braves hat and
    Du Tha Chop. Eat tha Chikin sign as it towers
    over the stadium.

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Sports for 200
  • What is a Chick-fil-a Cow?

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Sports for 300
  • Earlier this month, the Braves lost the voice
    that made us all fans. This person had been the
    radio announcer for the Braves for 3 decades.

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Sports for 300
  • Who was Skip Caray?

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Sports for 400
  • This Georgia college football team was ranked 1
    this year beating out the USC and Ohio State.

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Sports for 400
  • What is the University of Georgia Bulldogs?

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Sports for 500
  • A local Fayette County graduate, Benn Fraker, who
    is only 19 and the youngest participant in the
    Olympics for Canoeing, finished 6th overall. He
    is a graduate of what local high school?

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Sports for 500
  • What is McIntosh High School?
  • (p.s. His mother teaches at Huddleston Elementary)

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Politics for 100
  • Earlier this summer, Barack Obamas campaign used
    this only one time on the lectern while giving a
    speech. It was believed to be too presidential
    and caused a fuss because he is not the
    President.

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Politics for 100
  • What is a presidential seal graphically altered
    with symbols representing Barack Obamas campaign?

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Politics for 200
  • Earlier this summer, this rap artist produced a
    song in support of Barack Obama. Senator Obama
    was not happy with the choice of words used in
    this song and asked that it not be played.

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Politics for 200
  • Who is Ludicrous?

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Politics for 300
  • These two cities are where the Democratic and
    Republican conventions will be held this year.

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Politics for 300
  • What is Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul?

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Politics for 400
  • Name how the Democrats will attempt to ensure
    that the voices of all 35 million people who
    participated in this historic primary election
    are respected and heard in Denver.

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Politics for 400
  • What is roll call?

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Politics for 500
  • Name the country that signed a cease fire
    agreement with Russia on August 15, 2008?

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Politics for 500
  • What is Georgia?

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Miscellaneous for 100
  • A NASA spacecraft called Phoenix plunged into the
    atmosphere of Mars and landed on the Red Planets
    northern region this summer. It found evidence
    of permafrost. Permafrost suggests?

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Miscellaneous for 100
  • What are signs of life?

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Miscellaneous for 200
  • For the first time in American history, a woman
    has been chosen for promotion to four-star
    general. This has kept woman from being promoted
    in the past?

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Miscellaneous for 200
  • What is the law excluding them from military
    combat which is a requirement to become a
    four-star general?
  • (The army is choosing to overlook this for Lt.
    Gen. Ann Dunwoody.)

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Miscellaneous for 300
  • A loggerhead sea turtle named Dylan was set free
    after spending nine years in captivity.
    Researchers fitted the turtle with this so
    biologists can track her movement in years to
    come. .

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Miscellaneous for 300
  • What is a satellite transmitter?

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Miscellaneous for 400
  • A new program at the Georgia Aquarium allows
    people to swim with these in the worlds largest
    fish tank.

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Miscellaneous for 400
  • What are sharks (whale sharks)?

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Miscellaneous for 500
  • On July 18th Good versed Evil in this summers
    blockbuster movie.

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Miscellaneous for 500
  • Who is The Dark Knight?

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Final Jeopardy!
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Final Jeopardy
  • This homeless cat was found lumbering through the
    streets of New Jersey this summer and caused
    quite a commotion. Many people were concerned
    and call the animal shelter wanting to adopt it
    after it appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly.
    It is unique because of this.

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Final Jeopardy
  • What is one of the largest cats on record at 44
    lbs!
  • YIPPEEE…CURRENT EVENTS are the BEST!!! STUDY
    HARD THIS YEAR to be ready for the 2009 NEWS
    BOWL!!!
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