Thursday, August 17, 2017

Final Jeopardy 8-17-2017

August 17, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

South America

Final Jeopardy Clue:

This capital’s name is a Latinized form of the name of its country

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

Brasila



Final Jeopardy 8-16-2017

August 16, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

US Political Parties

Final Jeopardy Clue:

Shortly before its demise, it had split into “Conscience” & “Cotton” factions

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:


Whig Party

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Final Jeopardy 8-15-2017

August 15, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

Authors

Final Jeopardy Clue:
A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:


Tennessee Williams

Monday, August 14, 2017

Final Jeopardy 8-14-2017

August 14, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

Books of the Bible

Final Jeopardy Clue:

It begins with God saying, “Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel”

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:


Numbers

Friday, August 11, 2017

Glass Universe 2016 Dava Sobel

Glass Universe (2016)  Dava Sobel


Another great read from Dava Sobel.  This one is about the fascinating group of women who worked in the Harvard Astronomy Lab during the period from before the turn of the century to the 1950’s.  These women evaluated all of the glass slides created during the night by the telescopes that the lab operated in the US, Peru, and Africa.  There were at the forefront of science but took a backseat to the men despite strong support from the director’s of the lab.


I highly recommend this book!!