>>COSTA: Coming up
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welcome toHigh School Quiz Showand our Interstate
Invitational Tournament. I’m Billy Costa, your host. Now, this is
a four-state showdown, and in today’s match-up the winner of
Maine Public Television’sHigh School Quiz Show Maine
is taking on the winner of New Hampshire PBS’
Granite State Challenge.The winner of today’s match
will advance to the Invitational championship
for a shot at this year’s title, so let’s get right to it
and meet the teams. On the Maine team, we have: Thomas, George, Edmund,
and Maggie, with alternates
Chris and Nicolas, and coach Graham Shove. (cheers and applause) And for the New Hampshire team
we have: Rhianna, Rhys, Erek, and Ben, with alternates
Mason and Rachel, and coach Jay Fogarty. (cheers and applause) All right, the competition
has four rounds: a toss-up, a head-to-head round,
a category round, and a lightning round. And we will start, as always,
with the toss-up round. All answers, teams,
are worth ten points, and this is the only round
with no point deductions for wrong answers. So, teams, if everybody’s ready,
good luck, and here we go. The phrase
“government of the people, by the people, for the people” is from what historic speech
made in 1863 in Pennsylvania? Yes, George.>>The Gettysburg Address.
>>COSTA: Yes. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania all have coastlines on what sea? Yes, Edmund.>>The Balkan Sea?>>COSTA: No, New Hampshire,
you want to try it– yes, Rhys.>>Baltics.
>>COSTA: Baltic is correct. Bronze, the oldest alloy
used by humans, is composed mainly of copper
and what other metal? Yes, Ben.
>>Tin.>>COSTA: Correct. The Iraqi city of Baghdad lies along the banks
of what river that forms part
of the Fertile Crescent? Yes, Edmund.>>The Tigris River.
>>COSTA: Correct. Take a look at your screens. Pictured here is 32-year-old
widow Florence Thompson and three of her seven children. What photographer
took this iconic image of the Great Depression,
titledMigrant Mother?Yes, Rhys.>>Dorothea Lange.
>>COSTA: Yes. And according to one theory, mosquitoes bite
more women than men because mosquitoes
like the scent of what primary female hormone? Yes, Maggie.
What American actress who starred in a 2009 production
ofTwelfth Nighthas the same name
as Shakespeare’s wife? Yes, Rhianna.
>>Anne Hathaway.>>COSTA: Correct.
Created by Congress in 1913, what central banking system
of the United States is responsible
for setting monetary policy? Yes, Rhys.>>Federal Reserve.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 2018, British actress
Claire Foy won an Emmy award for her lead role
as Queen Elizabeth II in what Netflix series? Yes, Maggie.
>>The Crown.>>COSTA: Correct.
Take a look at your screens, the next question comes from the governor
of the great state of Maine.>>Hi, I’m Janet Mills,
governor of Maine. Here’s my question: what native of Portland, Maine, wrote some of the most popular
works of the 19th century, includingThe Song of HiawathaandThe Courtship
of Miles Standish?>>COSTA: Yes, Rhys.>>Longfellow.
>>COSTA: Yes. The platypus
and the spiny anteater belong to what order of egg-laying mammals? Yes, George.
>>Marsupial.>>COSTA: No, New Hampshire,
you want to try it? Yes, Rhys.>>Monotreme.
>>COSTA: Correct. In Virgil’sAeneid,what queen of Carthage
throws herself on a funeral pyre when Aeneas sails away
without her? Yes, Rhys.
>>Dido.>>COSTA: Yes. In 1982
Great Britain went to war with what South American country
over the Falkland Islands? Yes, Rhys.
>>Argentina.>>COSTA: Yes. The meeting house
of the ancient Roman senate was called
which of the following? Is it A) the pantheon,
B) the forum, or C) the curia? Yes, George.
>>The forum.>>COSTA: No, New Hampshire,
you want to try? Rhys?
>>The curia.>>COSTA: Curia is correct. In 1947, while flying
the experimental X-1 aircraft, what American test pilot
became the first person to break the sound barrier? Yes, George.>>Chuck Yeager.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1408, almost a hundred years
before Michelangelo, Donatello sculpted a marble
statue of what biblical hero who fought Goliath? Yes, Rhianna.
>>David.>>COSTA: Yes. In 2018 what
former Beatle releasedEgypt Station,
his first number one album in the U.S. in 36 years? Yes, George.>>Paul McCartney.
>>COSTA: Yes. Take a look at your screens,
this question comes from the governor of the beautiful
state of New Hampshire.>>Hi, I’m Chris Sununu,
governor of New Hampshire. Here’s my question: what body of water that’s home
to more than 250 islands is the largest lake
in New Hampshire?>>COSTA: Yes, Rhys.>>Lake Winnipesaukee.
>>COSTA: Okay then. Some hospitals are replacing
stainless steel surfaces with which of the following
metallic elements, because it’s naturally
antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal? Is it A) copper, B) platinum,
or C) aluminum? Yes, Edmund.
>>A) copper.>>COSTA: Correct. What Middle Eastern country
includes Petra, an ancient city and archeological site
famous for massive monuments cut into the surrounding cliffs? Yes, Rhys.
No, Maine, you want to try? Yes, George.>>Jordan.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Australian landmark
is a giant sandstone rock with a circumference
of nearly six miles? Yes, Rhys.
>>Uluru.>>COSTA: Yes. Math question: David was on vacation
and worked only three-quarters of his usual 40-hour work week. How much did he earn that week
if his rate is $18 an hour? Yes, Thomas.>>Uh… $540.>>COSTA: Correct. What ancient Greek physician is known as
the Father of Medicine? Yes, Rhys.
And now the the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon are smaller palaces
on the grounds of what massive chateau built
for King Louis XIV of France? Yes, Maggie.
In March 2018, what former energy executive learned he’d been fired
from his job as U.S. secretary of state
via a tweet from his boss, President Donald Trump? Yes, Thomas.
Yes, Rex Tillerson. Every planet in the solar system spins on its axis
from west to east, except Uranus,
which spins on its side, and what planet that spins
east to west? Yes, Erek.
>>Venus.>>COSTA: Yes. James K. Polk
ran for president on a platform of taking control over the entire
Oregon Territory, using the slogan
“Fifty-four forty or”– what? Yes, Rhys.
>>Fight.>>COSTA: Yes. Name the only
element that cannot be solidified by lowering the
temperature at standard air pressure? Yes, Edmund.
>>Helium.>>COSTA: Correct. Located in
the Pacific Ocean near Guam, what trench is the Earth’s
lowest point at about 36,000 feet below sea level? Yes, Rhys.
>>Marianas Trench.>>COSTA: Yes. What 1995 Pixar
title featuring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen was the first
feature-length film generated entirely by computers? Yes, Rhys.
>>Toy Story.>>COSTA: Yes. Named after
an Austrian physicist, what term beginning
with the letter M is used to describe
supersonic speed? Yes, Ben.>>Mach.
>>COSTA: Correct. Edna St. Vincent Millay’s
1927 poem “Justice Denied
in Massachusetts” is about what two
Italian anarchists executed after a controversial
and politically charged trial? Yes, Rhys.>>Sacco and Vanzetti.
>>COSTA: Yes. Dengue fever–
(bell ringing) Oh! That’s the bell ending
round one. The score right now:
Maine with 120 points… (cheers and applause) …and New Hampshire
with 200 points. Let’s hear it, everybody. (cheers and applause) Okay, the head-to-head round
is next. First, we’re going to take
a little breather, you can shake it off, guys,
if you want, relax for a couple of seconds. The way we do this, we get to know the players
a little bit better, and we do it by way of a
question that I have in my hand. And I’m going to start with the state of Maine,
and you Thomas, and here we go. If someone was thinking about moving to either Maine
or New Hampshire, how would you convince them
to choose your state?>>Well,
we have pretty good wildlife, and we have moose as well, and we have Acadia National Park
to go on top of that, so.>>COSTA:
That’s good right there. Who doesn’t like wildlife,
right? Moose, we love moose– George?>>Well, Maine’s one of only
a couple states in the whole country where it’s
illegal to put billboards up, so there’s a lot of nice,
unspoiled natural beauty.>>COSTA:
Nicely done– Edmund?>>Maine has the world’s largest spinning globe named Eartha, who weighs over 5,000 pounds,
I believe, and is 41 feet in diameter, so.>>COSTA: Really? Have you been there?>>I have, yeah, it’s in
Yarmouth, just next door–>>COSTA: How many times?
>>Couple times, yeah.>>COSTA: Okay, Maggie,
how about you?>>Well, speaking of large,
rotating objects, Maine also had the ice disk
on the Presumpscot River, pretty impressive.>>COSTA: Yes, I saw that!
>>Yeah, yeah.>>COSTA: Okay, all right, well
New Hampshire, it’s your turn. Bring us to New Hampshire,
Rhianna.>>Well, it does get cold, but we don’t have many
natural disasters. You know, no tornadoes,
earthquakes, so it’s a safe place.>>COSTA: Okay, Rhys?>>We were the ninth state
to ratify the Constitution so we made it so that the
United States could be possible.>>COSTA:
Nicely done– Erek?>>We vote first in all
the presidential primaries, so all the candidates
come to us.>>COSTA:
There you go, and Ben.>>As someone who moved
to New Hampshire, I sure like
the lack of a sales tax.>>COSTA: Who doesn’t? Some of us drive there
just to get it. No, I’m kidding, I’m kidding. All right, the head-to-head
round is really cool. What happens is you all
come down and go head-to-head. So, having said that, come on
down, let’s go head-to-head. (cheers and applause) Okay, we’re about to go
head-to-head. I have New Hampshire to my left, I have the state of Maine
to my right. You want to shake hands,
we’ll get started in this round. And by the way, a reminder, in this round you get ten points
for correct answers, incorrect answers, however,
will cost you ten points. You can buzz in at any time. So the clock is set
at 90 seconds and here we go. Name the only country ever
to use atomic weapons in war.>>U.S.
>>COSTA: Yes. Our sun is one of over 100
billion stars in what galaxy?>>The Milky Way.
>>COSTA: Yes.The Great Gatsby
did not sell well until after the death
of what author who wrote it?>>F. Scott Fitzgerald.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 2018, after 13 years,
the FBI recovered stolen ruby slippers worn by
what star inThe Wizard of Oz?>>Judy Garland.
>>COSTA: Yes. What U.S. city is the setting
for the Tennessee Williams playA Streetcar Named Desire?(buzzer)
New Orleans. What is the only planet
in the solar system known to have
active plate tectonics?>>Earth.
>>COSTA: Yes. In Great Britain,
what upper house of Parliament is also known
as the House of Peers? (buzzer)
House of Lords. The retina contains
what two types of photo…>>Rods and cones.
>>COSTA: Yes. What character from
a Mother Goose nursery rhyme likes to eat “curds and whey”?>>Little Miss Muffet.
>>COSTA: Yes. What French composer died
three months after the premiere of his operaCarmen?>>Bizet.
>>COSTA: Yes. What three-letter word refers
to the area of absolute calmness at the center of a hurricane?
>>COSTA: Yes. World War I broke out in Europe
during the summer of what year? (buzzer)
1914. What word beginning
with the letter “C” refers to the highest political
position in the Roman Republic?>>Consul.
>>COSTA: Yes. What U.S. state includes
Diamond Head, a dormant volcano and famous landmark? (bell ringing) Oh, that’s the bell ending– Hawaii is the answer there
with Diamond Head. Let’s take a look at the score. Maine right now: 170 points. New Hampshire 250 points. Let’s hear it, everybody. (cheers and applause) Okay, next up
is the category round with the following categories: Mission Control, What’s Up,
Doc?, Poetry Collection, Born in China, Brave New Words,
and Home Sweet Home. Now each category
has five questions with increasing point values. And players, you can confer
with your teammates, but once you buzz in, you’re
no longer allowed to confer, we will need your answer. Now Maine, you have
a little ground to make up. The good news is you get
to choose the first category. So what’s it gonna be?>>Let’s start off with
Mission Control.>>COSTA: Mission Control, these will be questions
about space exploration. For ten points: in the filmFirst Man,Ryan Gosling plays
what astronaut who was the first person
to set foot on the moon? Yes, Thomas.
>>Armstrong.>>COSTA: Yes, and you’ve got
the board, Maine– category?>>Mission Control.>>COSTA:
This time for 15 points. In 1961 who became a hero
of the Soviet Union for becoming the first person
to travel into space? Yes, Rhys.
>>Gagarin.>>COSTA: Yes, and now you’ve
got control of the board, New Hampshire– category?>>Poetry.>>COSTA:
Poetry Collection, these will be questions, well,
about poetry. For ten points:
what golden flowers inspired William Wordsworth’s
lyric poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”? Yes, Thomas.
>>Marigold.>>COSTA: No, New Hampshire,
you want to try– Rhys?>>Dandelions.
>>COSTA: No, daffodils. But New Hampshire,
you still got the board, so category?>>Poetry again.
>>COSTA: For 15 points: “Do Not Go Gentle
into That Good Night” is one of the most famous works
of what Welsh poet? Rhys.
>>Dylan Thomas.>>COSTA: Yes. You’ve still got
the board, New Hampshire, category?
This time 20 points. Who wrote and illustrated the 1974 children’s
poetry collectionWhere the Sidewalk Ends?Yes, Erek.>>Shel Silverstein.
>>COSTA: Yes. And you’ve still got the board, New Hampshire, category?>>Like to continue with poetry.>>COSTA: Okay, 25 points
at stake this time. Who became of one of
America’s best known poets largely on the strength
of her poetry collectionAriel,published posthumously
after her suicide in 1963 at the age of 30? Yes, Rhys.
>>Sylvia Plath.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still
got the board, New Hampshire.>>Continue with poetry.>>COSTA: Thirty points:
“We Real Cool” is a well-known poem
by what woman who was the first
African American to win the Pulitzer Prize? Yes, Rhys?
Yes, Gwendolyn Brooks. And you’ve still got the board,
New Hampshire. You’ll need a new category
though.>>China.>>COSTA: Born in China. These will be questions about
famous people from China. For ten points: “Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.” This is one of
the best-known proverbs of what ancient philosopher whose ideas strongly shaped
Chinese civilization? Yes, Rhianna.
you’ve still got the board, New Hampshire, category?>>Born in China again.>>COSTA: 15 points:
what star ofShanghai NoonandRumble in the Bronx
helped bring kung fu into the mainstream
of American cinema? Yes, Thomas.
>>Bruce Lee.>>COSTA: No, New Hampshire,
you want to try it? Erek.
Jackie Chan is right. New Hampshire, you’ve still
got the board– category?>>Continue with China, please.>>COSTA: For 20 points:
what world-renowned architect designed the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the glass pyramids
outside the Louvre in Paris? Yes, Rhys.
>>I.M. Pei.>>COSTA: That is correct. You still have the board,
New Hampshire– category?>>Continue with China, please.>>COSTA: Twenty-five points:
when Nationalist troops fled from mainland China to Taiwan in 1949, they were led by what
Chinese statesman? Rhys.
>>Chiang Kai-shek.>>COSTA: Yes.
And you’ve still got the board, New Hampshire– category?>>Finish China.
>>COSTA: Thirty points: China’s most famous
and highest-paid actress, what star ofIron Man 3
mysteriously disappeared from the public eye
for several months in 2018 amid charges of tax evasion? (buzzer) Fan Bingbing is the answer. New Hampshire,
you’ve got the board, you’ll need a category.>>Brave New Words, please.>>COSTA: Brave New Words, these are questions about words added to the Merriam-Webster
Dictionary in 2018. And for ten points: what six-letter word
means being irritable or angry because of hunger? Yes, Ben.
>>Hangry.>>COSTA: Hangry is right. You’ve still got the board,
New Hampshire– category?>>Continue with Words.>>COSTA: For 15 points:
what new style of camping includes non-traditional
amenities such as electricity,
indoor plumbing, and comfortable beds? Yes, Rhianna.
>>Glamping.>>COSTA: Glamping is correct.
You’ve still got the board, New Hampshire.
>>Continue with Words.>>COSTA: For 20 points: introduced in the United States
just ten years ago, what new mixed-breed dog
is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier
and a poodle? (buzzer) Yorkie-poo is the answer. You’ve still got the board,
New Hampshire, category?>>Brave New Words.>>COSTA:
For 25 points this time. If someone asks if you’ve read all 1,400 pages
ofWar and Peace,you might reply “TL;DR,”
which stands for what? Yes, Ben.>>Too long; didn’t read.
>>COSTA: Yes. And you’ve still got the board, New Hampshire.>>Finish Brave New Words.>>COSTA:
Brave New Words for 30 points. What new term is used
as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina? Yes, Rhys.>>Latinx.
>>COSTA: Yes. And you’ve got the board,
New Hampshire. You’ll need a category.>>Mission Control.>>COSTA: Mission Control,
this time for 20 points. In 1942, 15 years before the Soviets launched
Sputnik,what country launched
the first rocket into space? Yes, George.
>>Germany.>>COSTA: Germany is correct,
you’ve got the board, Maine– category?
>>Mission Control.>>COSTA: For 25 points: launched in 1960, the first
NASA communications satellite was aptly named
after what Greek nymph who could only repeat the last
words spoken by another? Yes, Erek.>>Echo.
>>COSTA: Echo is right. New Hampshire,
you’ve got the board– category?>>Mission Control.>>COSTA: Mission Control
for 30 points, teams. On August 12, 2018, NASA launched
what solar probe that, at its closest approach,
will hurtle around the sun at approximately
430,000 miles per hour? Yes, George.
>>The Parker Solar Probe.>>COSTA: That is correct,
Maine, you’ve got the board– category?>>Home Sweet Home.>>COSTA: Questions about
historic American homes. And for ten points: with its green shag carpet
and Polynesian décor, the Jungle Room
is a fan favorite at what Memphis landmark
that Elvis Presley called home? Yes, Maggie.
>>Graceland.>>COSTA: Yes, you’ve still
got the board, Maine– category?
>>Home Sweet Home.>>COSTA:
This time for 15 points. In the 1850s, a group of 23 patriotic women banded together
to raise $200,000 to save what Virginia plantation that belonged
to George Washington? Yes, Erek.
Yes, and now you’ve got control of the board,
New Hampshire– category?>>Continue with
Home Sweet Home.>>COSTA:
This time for 20 points. Now open to the public
as a museum, what’s the name
of Prince’s private estate and recording complex
in suburban Minneapolis? (buzzer) Paisley Park. And New Hampshire, you’ve
still got the board– category?>>Home Sweet Home.>>COSTA:
This time for 25 points. In 2018, singer Lance Bass
lost a bidding war to HGTV for 11222 Dilling Street
in North Hollywood, the iconic home
featured on what sitcom that ran from 1969 to 1974? Yes, Rhys.
>>The Brady Bunch.>>COSTA: That is correct,
you’ve got the board, category?>>Finish Home Sweet Home.>>COSTA:
Home Sweet Home for 30 points. What author
ofThe Age of Innocencedesigned the house
and the gardens at the Mount, her historic home
in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts? Yes, Rhys.
>>Edith Wharton.>>COSTA: That is correct. New Hampshire,
you’ve got the board, but I’ve got the final category. What’s Up, Doc? Questions about recent
documentary films. And for ten points: In the filmRBG,
what octogenarian is celebrated as a women’s rights champion
and a true iconoclast? Yes, Rhys.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, yes. What’s Up, Doc? for 15 points. Director Morgan Neville said
he wanted to remind people of the value
of “radical kindness” inWon’t You Be My Neighbor,a film about what
children’s television pioneer? Yes, George.
>>Mister Rogers.>>COSTA: That is correct. And now What’s Up, Doc?
for 20 points. Known for provocative
political films likeFahrenheit 9/11
andBowling for Columbine,who recently directed
Fahrenheit 11/9,a film about
the 2016 presidential election? Yes, George.
Michael Moore is right. And now What’s Up, Doc?
for 25 points. What Oscar-winning film about
doping in professional sports is titled after a figure
from Greek mythology who flew too close to the Sun? Yes, Ben.
>>Icarus.>>COSTA: That is correct,
and now What’s Up– (bell ringing) Oh, I wanted to get
that last question in! Phew, okay, that’s the bell
that ends the category round. The score right now: Maine 250 points, New Hampshire 625 points. (cheers and applause) Okay, we’re heading into the
final 90 seconds of game play. We call it the lightning round. And now you get 20 points
for each correct answer, incorrect answers, teams,
will cost you 20 points. So the clock is set, and good luck, here we go. What celestial body
is approximately 93 million miles from the Earth? Yes, Thomas?
>>Sun.>>COSTA: Yes. What songwriting
team wroteThe Pirates of Penzanceand… Yes, Rhys?
>>Gilbert & Sullivan.>>COSTA: Yes.
What U.S. state was the site of the historic Lincoln-Douglas
>>COSTA: I’m sorry?>>Illinois.
>>COSTA: Yes. What NASA space shuttle ended
in disaster in 2003? Yes, Ben.
>>Challenger.>>COSTA: No, theColumbia.
In 2018, whatGleeactor won an Emmy forThe Assassination of Gianni
Versace: American Crime Story?(buzzer) Darren Criss. Although oxygen gas
is colorless, the liquid form of oxygen is–
>>COSTA: Yes. The best-selling memoir
A Higher Loyaltywas released in 2018
by what former FBI agent? Yes, Rhys.
>>Comey.>>COSTA: Yes, James Comey. What author ofA Doll’s House
is known… Yes, Rhys?
>>Ibsen.>>COSTA: Yes. The Ukrainian
city of Odessa is located on what sea? Yes, Erek.
>>Crimean.>>COSTA: No, the Black Sea. Name the third president
of the United States. Yes, Thomas?>>Jefferson.>>COSTA:
Yes, Thomas Jefferson. What year marked the English
defeat of the Spanish Armada? Yes, Edmund.>>1588.
>>COSTA: Yes. Folk music legend Bob Dylan
was born in 1941 with what original last name? (buzzer) Zimmerman. What city is home to one
of the world’s largest plazas, Tiananmen Square? Yes, Erek.
>>Beijing.>>COSTA: Yeah. What New York
race is the oldest event of the Triple Crown of… Yes, Thomas.
>>Belmont.>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the first U.S.
president to appoint a female… (bell ringing) Oh… and that is the bell,
that is the game. The winner: New Hampshire. (cheers and applause) Total score: 685 points. The runner-up this week, Maine,
with 350 points. Congratulations to both teams
for a great game. Now, New Hampshire will move on into the Invitational
championship, so be sure to tune in. We’ll see you all back here next
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