Special Sub-Topic: Millionaire Game Show VII
|In a popular campfire song, generally sung in a three-part round, you 'row, row, row your ______, gently down the stream...'|
boat. '...Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.'
|What might a person wear to protect his or her clothing while cooking?|
|During a quiet or pensive moment, you might turn to your friend and ask, 'A penny for your ________'?|
|A small case containing a mirror, face powder, a powder puff and sometimes rouge, is called a what?|
|What pop band includes the members AJ, Kevin, Howie D, Brian and Nick?|
Backstreet Boys. No, I did not make up any of these names.
|What is the capital of Alabama?|
Montgomery. Jackson, MS (Mississippi). Columbia, SC (South Carolina). Frankfort, KY (Kentucky).
|$4,000: What do you call small pieces of colored paper which are scattered around at festive celebrations?|
confetti. Plural of the Italian 'confetto', meaning 'confection' or 'candy'.
|Which of these countries does not border France?|
|Lycanthropy is the magical ability to assume the form and characteristics of what animal?|
wolf. The word derives from the Greek words for 'wolf' and 'man'.
|In the movie 'Fight Club', what ailment did the narrator, Jack (played by Edward Norton) seek medical treatment for?|
insomnia. Insomnia can make you crazy. The doctor recommended that Jack chew valerian root and get more exercise. Interesting flick.
|What do sumo wrestlers throw into the ring before a match?|
|In American Football, when an official stands with his feet together and both arms straight out from his shoulders (like the letter 'T'), what does it mean?|
|Which of these men was never a U.S. Senator before becoming president?|
Gerald R. Ford. Two senators, Warren G. Harding and John F. Kennedy, moved directly from the U.S. Senate to the White House.
|Who wrote, 'I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas'?|
T.S. Eliot. Thomas Stearns Eliot, 'The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock'.
|Which of these paintings is not included in the current 'Vermeer and the Delft School' exhibit (as of 2001), because it is owned by the Queen of England and is in her private collection at Buckingham Palace?|
The Music Lesson. If you've answered all fifteen questions correctly, congratulations! You've just won a cool million dollars. BTW, 'The Music Lesson' is available for viewing during August and September at Buckingham Palace, while the Queen is away on vacation. The other paintings are in The Frick Collection in New York City.
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