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  1. 1. SF BAY QUIZ Dec 15, 2013 by Arun K. Simha
  2. 2. LITERATURE Robert Louis Stevenson met a patient X at an Edinburgh infirmary. Soon they became friends. Stevenson wrote later, "I will now make a confession: It was the sight of your maimed strength and masterfulness that begot Long John Silver ... the idea of the maimed man, ruling and dreaded by the sound, was entirely taken from you." X is supposed to have written his most famous work following his amputation due to a tubercular infection. In the 1942 film Casablanca, Captain Renault, an official played by Claude Rains recites part of the work when talking to Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, referring to his power in Casablanca. Name X.
  3. 3. ANSWER William Ernest Henley of ‗Invictus‘ fame.
  4. 4. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Illusory Superiority or the X effect, is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. The characterization of X, where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average," has been used to describe this real and pervasive human tendency. Name X.
  5. 5. ANSWER Lake Wobegon, of the Prarie Home Companion fame.
  6. 6. GEOGRAPHY/LITERATURE X is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is supposed to have been named after a Sikh holy man who gave water and shelter to weary travellers who passed by a pond. X is also the title of a famous short story written by Y about Bishan Singh, a Sikh inmate of an insane asylum in Lahore who refuses to leave for India after partition since his hometown X is in Pakistan. Name X & Y.
  7. 7. ANSWER Toba Tek Singh by Saadat Hasan Manto http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00urdu/tobateksingh/index.html?#index
  8. 8. CULTURE/HISTORY Which word connects these pictures? First color photograph by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861
  9. 9. ANSWER Tartan
  10. 10. RELIGION/MUSIC X is the shortened form of the term YHWH (which is often pronounced as Yahweh or Jehovah) It is most commonly used by Rastafarians. Rastas believe that they can come to know the true meanings of biblical scriptures by cultivating a mystical consciousness of oneself with X, called ―I-and-I‖. Name X.
  11. 11. ANSWER Jah
  12. 12. SCIENCE Explain why more women and children survived the Titanic disaster. RMS TITANIC RMS LUSITANIA Passengers and crew: 2,207 Sunk: April 14, 1912, collided with an iceberg Deaths: 1,517 Survival rate: 31.3% Passengers and crew: 1,949 Sunk: May 7, 1915, torpedoed by a German U-boat Deaths: 1,198 Survival rate: 38.5% Survivor profile: Women aged 16-35, children & people with children Survivor profile: Men and Women aged 16-35
  13. 13. ANSWER Lusitania sank in 20 minutes while the Titanic took two hours. The longer duration allowed men to act in a chivalrous manner in the Titanic while the men had a reflexive ‗flight‘ response in the Lusitania. http://www.livescience.com/10953-titanic-lusitania-time-determinedsurvived.html
  14. 14. HISTORY At the George Washington Hospital X said to Tim McCarthy, ―So, McCarthy, X, Brady, and Delahanty. What did this guy have against the Irish?‖ Who was X and what was he referring to?
  15. 15. ANSWER Reagan, recovering from a gunshot wound, and discovering that others had been shot by Hinckley.
  16. 16. FICTION Who is this gent and how is he connected to these three outlaws?
  17. 17. ANSWER Rene Goscinny. All of them are titles of Lucky Luke comics. (Calamity Jane, Dalton Brothers, Jesse James)
  18. 18. ETYMOLOGY The term for this area originates from Latin and refers to a ―district separated from the surrounding country by defined boundaries or distinguished by a different administrative and legal system.‖ This term was used during Imperial Russia for the area in which the Jews were allowed to settle and were forbidden from traveling/settling outside this area. Which phrase originates from this practice?
  19. 19. ANSWER Beyond the pale
  20. 20. ETYMOLOGY/BRAND Which eponymous inventor created the ice-resurfacer?
  21. 21. ANSWER The Zamboni
  22. 22. MUSIC During the late 1960s, X tried to start a musical career by playing guitar for many bands and releasing cover songs in an album titled, ―Little Joe sure can sing.‖ In 1998, X released his second LP (his first album in 30 years) called Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You, which spawned the single "Wise Guy," a Mafia gangsta rap tune. Who is X?
  23. 23. ANSWER Joe Pesci
  24. 24. SCIENCE X is an infection disease caused by bacteria. It is named after a town in Connecticut. A rash occurs in 70-80% of the infected persons. The rash has a distinctive bulls-eye shape. The disease, if left untreated can affect the joints, heart and central nervous system. What is X?
  25. 25. ANSWER Lyme, Connecticut – Lyme disease
  26. 26. SCIENCE These ten species were chosen by X to be shown on TV as a list of what? 1. The black lion tamarin 2. The Sumatran Rhino 3. The Solenodon 4. The Olm salamander 5. The Marvellous Spatuletail humming bird 6. Darwin‘s frog 7. Sunda pangolin 8. Priam‘s birding butterfly 9. Northern Quoll 10. Venus‘s flower basket
  27. 27. ANSWER (David) Attenborough‘s Ark
  28. 28. GEOGRAPHY This is a city referred to by a professor from Harvard‘s Graduate School of Design as a ‗mega pop-up city‘ since it is built and dismantled once every dozen years. It consists of a grid of 14 designated sectors. To allow the grid to continue over two rivers, 18 pontoon bridges are built. It takes a few weeks to build the city which accommodates, depending on the day, between 2 and 20 million people. What am I referring to?
  29. 29. ANSWER Kumbh Mela http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/What-Urban-Planners-Can-Learn-Froma-Hindu-Religious-Festival-220572091.html#ixzz2e36lxpcM
  30. 30. CULTURE While announcing the Word of the Year in 2007, M-W stated, ―popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t ("leet," or "elite") speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters.‖ The meaning of the word is given as , ―expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word "yay" ―. The etymology is unclear in M-W and in Wikipedia. What word?
  31. 31. ANSWER W00t
  32. 32. SCIENCE A Popular Science investigative report found the following answers; Huffing Coughing Barking Cluckering Gekkering Screaming Because ―it‘s widespread, enormously successful and adaptive, found worldwide, in all sorts of climates, in forests, on mountains, in suburbs and sometimes even cities.‖ What was the question?
  33. 33. ANSWER What does the fox say? http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/what-sound-does-fox-make
  34. 34. PEOPLE ―He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other backcountry visitors. Taped to the door was a note scrawled on a page torn from a novel by Nikolai Gogol.‖ Excerpt taken from a New Yorker article in which the author re-investigated the cause of death of McCandless and came up with a different conclusion. Name the author.
  35. 35. ANSWER Jon Krakauer http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/09/how-chris-mccandlessdied.html
  36. 36. CULTURE Asteroid (4942) 1987 DU6 was subsequently renamed 4942 X. Name X whose work inspired the scene below. (Thanks to Hari P for this q)
  37. 37. ANSWER Randall Munroe of XKCD fame.
  38. 38. CULTURAL ICON In 1908, a leading artist called Tom Browne created one of the world‘s most striking icons for a brand. A historian noted, "The Striding Man looked English, not Scottish. He carries a monocle, so he is literate. He carries a walking stick and wears a top hat. He is a dandy.‖ Name the brand.
  39. 39. ANSWER Johnny Walker
  40. 40. MOVIES Vince Gilligan on NPR, ―But there's a wonderful Kurosawa movie from the 50s in which a man, a mid-level, very much a Walter White type or rather Walter White, I suppose, inspired by this man. This man is very much a mid-level corporate guy who finds out he's dying of cancer. And in the last months of his life what he chooses to do is a very good thing, it's to build a playground, a small playground in Tokyo for the children in his neighborhood.‖ …. Name the movie.
  41. 41. ANSWER Ikuru http://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140111200/breaking-bad-vince-gilligan-on-meth-and-morals
  42. 42. LAW Hayashi vs Popov was a fundamental ‗Property Rights‘ case in 2002. Judge McCarthy consulted with four law professors to track down legal precedents. The judge was stumped in trying to define ‗possession‘ and he rejected comparisons to hunting whales or foxes. ―Consistent with this principle, the court adopted the following rule. ―Where an actor undertakes significant but incomplete steps to achieve possession of a piece of abandoned personal property and the effort is interrupted by the unlawful acts of others, the actor has a legally cognizable pre-possessory interest in the property. So Judge McCarthy split the proceeds of the sale of this property, basing his decision on the ancient Roman concept of equitable division, perhaps best remembered from the biblical tale of Solomon and the baby. ‖ What was the property in this unprecedented and peculiar case?
  43. 43. ANSWER Barry Bonds‘ 73rd home run ball in 2001
  44. 44. FOOD A couple of decades ago, over-fishing led to depleted populations of popular fish such as cod. Soon thereafter, ‗trash fish‘ such as; Patagonian Toothfish Slimehead fish Dolphin Fish Goosefish Whore‘s eggs Rock crabs became very popular. What did the fish industry do to make them popular?
  45. 45. ANSWER Same fish, different name. Rebranded Slimehead – Orange Roughy Patagonian Toothfish – Chilean Seabass Goosefish – Monkfish Dolphin Fish – Mahi Mahi Whore’s eggs – Uni Snakehead - Channa http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2009/07/30/AR2009073002478.html?hpid=artslot
  46. 46. ART These paintings by Caravaggio & Rubens depict John 20:29 ―Jesus saith unto him, X, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.‖ Which commonly used English phrase is often used as the titles of the paintings?
  47. 47. ANSWER Phrase = Doubting Thomas
  48. 48. ART This painting by Rembrandt depicts a repentant Judas. His original act of betrayal was referenced in BBT by Sheldon Cooper when he gave cutlery to Leonard Hofstadter for deciding to take Penny to CERN. Which commonly used English phrase was referenced in both?
  49. 49. ANSWER Thirty pieces of silver
  50. 50. CURRENT AFFAIRS In Oct 2013, person X sued hometown Monroe County Heritage Museum in Alabama for trademark infringement, saying it is illegally using X‘s fame for its own gain. Ironic, considering this - ―If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. It's because he wants to stay inside.‖ Name X.
  51. 51. ANSWER Harper Lee
  52. 52. RELIGION The Status Quo ladder at this holy site cannot be moved without the agreement of six ecumenical Christian orders. Apart from temporary shifts, it has stayed there since the 18th century. In fact, as a compromise, the keys to this site are held by two Muslim families that are the oldest Arab inhabitants of the city. Name the site, one of the most important in Christianity.
  53. 53. ANSWER Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  54. 54. LITERATURE The term was coined by O. Henry who fled to Honduras after the authorities began to chase him for embezzlement. He wrote a short story called ‗The Admiral‘ which was set in a fictional country called ‗Anchuria‘. He wrote of the corruption there, ―The wine had been a thoughtful compliment tendered by the agent of the <name deleted> Company as a token of amicable relations--and certain consummated deals--between that company and the republic of Anchuria.‖ What term?
  55. 55. ANSWER Banana Republic. The name of the company was Vesuvius Fruit Company, modeled after United Fruit.
  56. 56. LITERATURE When he was 18, this author answered a questionnaire titled ‗An Album to record thoughts, feelings, etc‘. Versions of this questionnaire, which now bears the author‘s name have been used by many including James Lipton in ‗Inside the Actor‘s Studio‘. Name the author whose most famous work was published exactly 100 years ago. Confessions questions Author's answers The need to be loved; more precisely, the need to be caressed Your favorite virtue and spoiled much more than the need to be admired Your favorite qualities in a man. Feminine charms. Your favorite qualities in a woman. Manly virtues, and frankness in friendship. To have tenderness for me, if their personage is exquisite enough What you appreciate the most in your friends to render quite high the price of their tenderness Your main fault Not knowing, not being able to "want". Your favourite occupation. Loving. I am afraid it be not great enough, I dare not speak it, I am afraid Your idea of happiness of destroying it by speaking it. Your idea of misery. Not to have known my mother or my grandmother.
  57. 57. ANSWER Marcel Proust This is now called the Proust Questionnaire.
  58. 58. MUSIC This 16th century illustration depicts a famous work by Persian writer Nizami Ganjavi (1149-1209 AD). This Persian story was narrated by a friend to a musician. It resonated with him since it mirrored his own life at that time. He went on to write & record which iconic rock song?
  59. 59. ANSWER Laila Majnun (or Layla Majnoon) inspired Clapton to write Layla about his (then) unrequited love for Pattie Boyd. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla
  60. 60. CULTURE The term for ―To perform a very simple task through a complicated machine‖ is named for cartoonist X in the US and the term for ―make do with whatever is at hand‖ is named after cartoonist Y in the UK. Name X and Y. X Y
  61. 61. ANSWER Rube Goldberg and Heath Robinson
  62. 62. FOOD The word for a food item originates from the Chinese (Amoy dialect) word for the brine of pickled fish and spices. The English settlers who carried it from Malaysia to the American colonies popularized it here during the 1600s. One hundred years later, New Englanders created the definitive version when Maine seamen returned from Mexico and the Spanish West Indies with the seeds of an exotic New World fruit. Name the commonly used food product.
  63. 63. ANSWER Ketchup. OED: Etymology: apparently < Chinese (Amoy dialect) kôechiap or kê-tsiap brine of pickled fish or shell-fish (Douglas Chinese Dict. 46/1, 242/1). Malay kēchap (in Dutch spelling ketjap), which has been claimed as the original source (Scott Malayan Wds. in English 64–67), may be from Chinese.
  64. 64. RELIGION This term originates from a Latin term meaning ‗of the country, rustic‘ employed to describe those people who brought their old religious practices to towns where Christianity had taken a foothold. It was also used as ‗civilian, non-militant‘ to describe those outside the church since Christians considered themselves to be enrolled soldiers. Later, the word was used as a pejorative. What word are we talking about?.
  65. 65. ANSWER Pagan
  66. 66. POETRY The novel depicted on the left inspired a film. A main character of the film, has two books on his table seen on the right. The three books inspired a famous poet. Name the film and the poet. Incidentally, the poetry of the poet is referenced freely in the film. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie Weston and The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer
  67. 67. ANSWER Apocalypse now, inspired by Conrad‘s Heart of Darkness. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie Weston and The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer inspired T. S. Eliot‘s ‗The Waste Land‘. Heart of Darkness inspired Eliot‘s ‗The Hollow Men‘.
  68. 68. GEOGRAPHY The SMS Novara became the first ship of this country to circumnavigate the globe (1857-59). The country‘s navy also participated with honors in the Italian war of independence, the Boxer rebellion, the First Balkan war, and the First World War In 1918, the country gave away its entire navy, merchant fleet, with all harbours, arsenals and shore fortifications to the new State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. Which country?
  69. 69. ANSWER The Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  70. 70. ANTHROPOLOGY The Siddi tribe of India was brought as slaves by Arab & Portuguese traders. The community of less than 60,000 are found in Karnataka. Gujarat, Hyderabad and Sind (Makran near Karachi). They are also known as Sheedi, Makrani or Habshi. The term Habshi is derived from the Arabic term Habesha whose root comes from the term for the name of the country, Al-Habashah from which they originated. Which country?
  71. 71. ANSWER Ethiopia (Abyssinia)
  72. 72. IDENTIFY THE THEME
  73. 73. GEOGRAPHY X, Brittany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales are considered to be the six Celtic nations. i.e. places where Celtic languages are still spoken in the modern era. The English region X is famous for an eponymous savory baked dish. Name X?
  74. 74. ANSWER Cornwall
  75. 75. MOVIES A film was inspired by a novel as well as a real life incident (1961) in Capitola, CA. Masses of Sooty Shearwater came to the shore, north of Monterey and were spotted regurgitating anchovies, crashing into objects and dying on the streets. It turned out that they had eaten toxic plankton. Name the director and the film.
  76. 76. ANSWER Birds, Alfred Hitchcock
  77. 77. HISTORY Operation Market Garden was a coordinated airborne and land assault of the Netherlands during World War II. The Airborne assault at Arnhem was led by the British 1st Airborne division. The commander of the 1st Airborne Corps was this Lt. General, who was portrayed by Dirk Bogarde in ‗A Bridge too far‘. Name the General.
  78. 78. ANSWER Fredrick ‗Boy‘ Browning
  79. 79. LITERATURE The General leased a house called Menabilly which was featured in a novel as ‗Manderley‘. The novel begins with the line, ―Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again‖ Name the novel. THEME?
  80. 80. ANSWER Rebecca Connection: Daphne Du Maurier, author of Rebecca and Birds, wife of Gen. Browning and originally from Cornwall. Cornwall is where her novel Birds is set.
  81. 81. SPORTS Budhi Kunderan, Vivek Razdan and Parthiv Patel have a unique distinction with regard to their test cricket debut. What was it?
  82. 82. ANSWER Test debut before Ranji debut
  83. 83. HISTORY They were a group of West Slavic tribes who lived along the shore of the Baltic Sea between the mouths of the Oder and Vistula River. Their language, which belongs to the West Slavic language family is known by the same name. The word for the language comes from the Slavic for ‗Land of the Sea‘. They were pagans who were subdued by Polish Dukes and converted to Christianity Who?
  84. 84. ANSWER Pomeranians
  85. 85. PSYCHOLOGY New research shows that individual faces appear more attractive when presented in a group than when presented alone known as the X effect . X is named after a profession in which the perceived beauty of the individuals is in part a visual illusion, created by the fact that they always appear as a group. Any one member of the group seems far more attractive when with others than when alone. What is X?
  86. 86. ANSWER Cheerleader effect
  87. 87. CURRENT AFFAIRS/CULTURE Obama said, "We can never know how much of this sense was innate in him, or how much was shaped in a dark and solitary cell. But we remember the gestures, large and small -- introducing his jailers as honored guests at his inauguration; taking a pitch in a Springbok uniform; turning his family's heartbreak into a call to confront HIV/AIDS -- that revealed the depth of his empathy and his understanding. He not only embodied ______, he taught millions to find that truth within themselves.‖ FITB
  88. 88. ANSWER Ubuntu
  89. 89. IDENTIFY THE THEME
  90. 90. BUSINESS The X agreement was signed by 24 stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street New York. The organization drafted its constitution on March 8, 1817, and named itself the "New York Stock & Exchange Board". In 1863, this name was shortened to its modern form, "New York Stock Exchange". What is X?
  91. 91. ANSWER Buttonwood, named after the tree.
  92. 92. BUSINESS The English got the term (17th century) through the Portuguese for the location in which Gujarati merchants would conduct their business. The term was a corruption of the word that the traders used to refer to themselves. What is the term?
  93. 93. ANSWER Banyan from Bania. The Portugese referred to the tree by using the term for Gujarati traders. OED: Etymology: < Portuguese banian, probably < Arabic banyān (16th cent.), < Gujarati vāṇiyo man of the trading caste, < Sanskrit vaṇij merchant. ‗The terminal nasal may be taken from the plural form vāṇiyān‘ (Col. Yule). Banian Tree, Banians' Tree, Tree of the Banians, was originally a local appellation given by Europeans to an individual tree of this species growing near Gombroon on the Persian Gulf, under which the Banians, or Hindu traders settled in that port, had built a little pagoda; thence it was extended to others, and finally taken as the English name of the species. It is not so called in any Indian language.
  94. 94. NATURE It originates from Persia and gets its name from the Latin for ―apple seeded‖. In fact, the French name for it is the root for a small hand thrown bomb. It is sacred (or symbolizes fertility) in many cultures/religions, including Judaism because it symbolizes the 613 commandments of the Torah. What?
  95. 95. ANSWER Pomegranate. (a.k.a. Grenade in French)
  96. 96. NATURE Adansonia grandidieri, sometimes known as Grandidier's X, is the biggest and most famous of Madagascar's six species of a type of tree (X). It is named after the French botanist and explorer Alfred Grandidier (1836– 1921). Name the tree (X).
  97. 97. ANSWER Boabab
  98. 98. BAY AREA In 1943, due to the rapid expansion of orchards in the county, the Santa Clara Valley Water District identified that the well water in the Santa Clara Valley was being diminished at a rapid rate and a dam was needed on the Los Gatos Creek. The dam submerged the ghost towns of X and Alma. X was named after a town in Kentucky, which in turn was named after a famous battle in the Revolutionary War. Identify X. THEME?
  99. 99. ANSWER Lexington Theme – Columns in the Economist magazine. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/09/economistexplains-itself-3
  100. 100. WRITTEN ROUND
  101. 101. HISTORY A was a military commander, politician, and rancher. He was born a subject of Spain, performed his military duties as an officer of Mexico, and shaped the transition of California from a Mexican district to an American state. A‘s wife B hailed from a wealthy family of San Diego. C sent 60 armed men to A‘s house. In the early morning of June 14, 1846. A was taken prisoner by a ragtag band of Americans. Instead of fighting back, he let the rebels inside his quarters for a meal and He soon signed a letter of surrender. The Americans proceeded to get drunk and raise an improvised flag featuring a grizzly bear that some viewers mistook for a pig. Identify A, B and C.
  102. 102. MOVIES Identify the two Academy Award Winning* sisters D & E who were raised in Saratoga and went to Los Gatos High. * Not for these movies
  103. 103. MUSIC Identify the two rock legends F and G - They met at Menlo-Atherton High when they were seniors - Later, they went to San Jose State from which they dropped out to make a music career in LA. - In 1974, they joined a Brit band. The five band members were inducted in the Rock ‗n‘ Roll Hall of fame in 1998. They‘ve sold over 120 million records. - One of their older songs gained popularity in 1992. It is still played as a theme song during specific events.
  104. 104. MOVIES H was born in Oakland, went to Skyline High School Oakland, studied theater at Chabot College, Hayward for two years and then transferred to Cal State Univ at Sacramento. After H won the best actor Oscar, he revealed that his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson, two people with whom he was close, were gay. Identify H.
  105. 105. SPORTS ―I‖ grew up in Moraga (Contra Costa County), went to Campolindo High School and U. C. Berkeley He competed in the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, 1988 and 1992, winning a total of eleven medals (eight gold, two silver and one bronze). During his career, he set seven individual world records (three in the 50-meter freestyle and four in the 100-meter freestyle).
  106. 106. JOURNALISM J also went to Campolindo High School in Moraga and then to Stanford. He is the national editor of the Washington Post. His first book was Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone published in 2006, which won the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize and was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards for non-fiction.
  107. 107. MUSIC This legendary musician K, acquired his name in a unique manner. He told a magazine; ―Obliged to find an apartment of their own, my parents searched the neighbourhood and chose one within walking distance of the park. Showing them out after they had viewed it, the landlady said: "And you'll be glad to know I don't take Jews." Her mistake made clear to her, the antisemitic landlady was renounced, and another apartment found. But her blunder left its mark. Back on the street my mother made a vow. Her unborn baby would have a label proclaiming his race to the world. He would be called "The Jew‖‖. Identify K, who was raised in Los Gatos, performed his first concert with the SF Symphony at the age of seven and lived his last years as the Baron of Stoke d'Abernon in the County of Surrey.
  108. 108. MOVIES L went to Saratoga High during the mid ‘60s. He wrote a sports column for the school newspaper. He hated Saratoga. ―He recalled classmates tossing pennies at him, as though he'd feel compelled to pick them up. They'd cough "Jew!" as he walked by them in the halls. He was angry and humiliated. As he later put it, "I haven't gotten over it nor have I forgiven any of them.‖‖ Identify L, pictured on the right.
  109. 109. SPORTS M was born in Santa Clara, attended Archbishop Mitty school in San Jose and then Stanford. She plays professionally on the U.S. AVP Tour and internationally on the FIVB World Tour. Along with her team-mate, she won the Gold at the Beijing, Athens and London Olympics. At London, they defeated fellow Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, 21–16, 21–16. Identify M.
  110. 110. SPORTS Peter George Norman was an Australian track athlete who won the silver medal in the 200m at the Olympics. Norman wore a badge from the ‗Olympic Project for Human Rights‘ on the podium while standing next to the Gold and Bronze medal winners from San Jose State University, N & O. He was ostracized by his country. Consequently, he never ran for Australia in the Olympics again even though he qualified for the next one. It was only in 2012 that the Australian government apologized to him. Name N & O.
  111. 111. HISTORY P (1869-1933) was an American admiral and Medal of Honor recipient known as the architect of naval aviation in the United States Navy and an advocate of the development of dirigibles (airships). He lost his life on the USS Akron when that airship, which was then the largest dirigible in the world, went down in a storm off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933. Identify P.
  112. 112. HISTORY St. Joseph of Q (1603-1663) was Italian Francisan Friar. He was known for his levitation and ecstatic visions. Q is a town near Naples. Originally, Steven‘s Creek was named Arroyo San José de Q by Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza‘s cartographer. Identify Q.
  113. 113. WRITTEN ROUND ANSWERS
  114. 114. ANSWERS A - Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo B – Francisca Benicia Carillo de Vallejo C - John C. Fremont Sisters who were raised in Saratoga and went to Los Gatos High. D – Olivia D Havilland E – Joan Fontaine (de Beauvoir de Havilland) Fleetwood Mac stars who went to Menlo Atherton High and San Jose State F – Stevie Nicks G – Lindsay Buckingham
  115. 115. ANSWERS H - Tom Hanks I – Matt Biondi J – Rajiv Chandrasekaran K – Yehudi Menuhin, who was raised in Los Gatos. His parents continued to live there. His mother died in 1996. Menuhin donated more than 100 acres of land to be preserved as open space. L – Steven Spielberg M – Kerri Walsh Jennings
  116. 116. ANSWERS N & O - Tommie Smith and John Carlos doing the power salute in 1968. This is their statue at San Jose State. The third spot is left empty as a symbol for others to ‗take a stand‘.
  117. 117. ANSWERS P - Admiral William A. Moffett, after whom the fairfield in Mountain View has been named. Q– Cupertino

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