Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia

Every Tuesday we bring you questions from former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings’ email list.  To play, email him at tuesdaytrivia@ken-jennings.com.

As for posting the answers below- questions 1 through 6 are pretty easy to Google, but if you know the answer to the weekly stumper, question 7, give it your best shot!

1.  What annual late-summer event is sometimes referred to using three punctuation marks–close parenthesis, apostrophe, open parenthesis–which resemble its famous symbol?

2.  According to the title of a 2006 film, what follows “the pledge” and “the turn”?

3.  What are the two largest–and closest–members of the “Local Group”?

4.  What did Pope Urban II begin with his famous sermon at the 1095 Council of Clermont?

5.  What amusement park ride lent its name, during the 1980s, to a Dire Straits single and a Springsteen album?

6.  What poem’s last word is “outgrabe”?

7.  What unusual distinction is shared by these TV shows?  According to Jim, The Brady Bunch, Clarissa Explains It All, Family Ties, Fraggle Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Thbe Invaders, The O.C., Once and Again, One Day at a Time.

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Congratulations to Catholic for nailing the answer to last week’s question 7: “What unusual distinction is shared by all these nations and no others?  Albania, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Zambia, and probably Zimbabwe.”   It turns out they all have an eagle in their respective national flags.

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1 Response to Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia

  1. janos marton says:

    WordPress lets me know about what google searches are leading the most people to the site. It’s usually “living the dream” or some obscure artist in our music tournament. Since we started this Ken Jennings Trivia, however, it seems to be people looking for the answer to Question 7. I’m sorry folks, that question is specifically designed not to have a “ready for Google” answer.

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