It's Academic: March 13, 2021, Part 2
- All right, it is now time for the picture perfect round. And Archbishop Curley, in this next round I'm going to show you three pictures. Each one is worth 20 points. If you miss, we take 20 points away. And if you all three decide, hey, we have no idea what that man is showing us, you can say pass, and we'll only take 10 points away. So that's an option for you. If you're ready, Curly, here's your first picture.
This music is from Prokofiev's work about what Russian boy who encounters a wolf?
- I'm not sure, do you know, Nate?
NATE: I'm not sure either.
- OK. All right, so then, we'll just deduct 10 points from you. That is Peter and the Wolf. Peter and the Wolf is the answer there. Try this next one.
"New York is the last true city" these were the words of what woman whose books include "The Bluest Eye" and "Beloved"?
- I'm not sure. What do you think, Nate?
NATE: I'm not sure myself. Michael?
MICHAEL: I'm not sure, either.
- All right, well, you probably have not read it. But I'm sure you've heard of this woman, Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison was the author of "Beloved" and "The Bluest Eye." Look at this last picture.
This is what English woman nicknamed The Lady with the Lamp by wounded soldier she nursed during the Crimean War?
- I think it's Nightingale, Nate?
NATE: I agree.
- It is! Yeah, you finished on a high note. It is Florence Nightingale. That means you finish this round, gentlemen, with 160 points. Keep it going.
It is now time for the picture perfect round, Queen Anne's County. We have got three pictures for you. Here's the first picture.
This nebula is found in Vulpecula, a Constellation named for what animal, who in an Aesop fable, whined about sour grapes? Talk among yourselves.
- Correct there is a fox. The Fox and The Grapes, an Aesop fable. Next, we have a quote.
"Reality is frequently inaccurate." What author made this statement concerning his book "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?
- His first name is David. I don't remember what his last name is.
- You were partway there. Douglas Adams, Douglas Adams was the right answer there. All right Queen Anne's County, try this one.
This 16th century woodcut shows men engaged in what pseudo-science, whose main goal was to turn base metals into gold?
- It is alchemy, which means you now have 180 points. Queen Anne's County, you're doing just fine. It's now time for the picture perfect round for Fallston. And let's look at that first picture.
This photograph was taken by what famed US Space Telescope that had to be repaired while in space?
- Guys, I think you need--
- It's the Hubble.
- It is the Hubble Space Telescope, indeed. Next, here's a quote, "Ah, take the cash and let the credit go." This isn't advice from an economist, but a line from "The Rubaiyat", by what medieval Persian poet?
- I'm not sure. I think we could not answer in this one?
- Yeah we're not sure.
- Not sure, they're going to pass on that one. He is Omar Khayyam. Omar Khayyam is the poet. Try this next one.
In the 1800s African-American soldiers serving in the Western United States were given what nickname referring to a large plains animal?
- I mean, you guys think, like, the bison of the buffalo?
- I was thinking Buffalo.
- Yeah, all right, we'll go buffalo.
- That's exactly right, the Buffalo Soldiers. And that means it takes you to 210 points. And we will be back in just a moment. And we will meet coaches and administrators and alternates. Don't go away.