It's Academic: March 13, 2021, Part 4

It's Academic: March 13, 2021, Part 4

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- And it is now time for the Grab Bag, the finale. Just four more questions for our outstanding gentlemen here. In this round, 20 points for each correct answer, 20 points off should you miss. The last question of the game is a 30-point visual, meaning you get 30 points up or 30 points down.

And again, if you decide nobody has an answer, you can opt for a pass, and we'll just take 10 points away. Good luck, guys. Here we go. Research on chimpanzees by Jane Goodall is being preserved at what North Carolina university, home of the Blue Devils?

- I'm not sure. Do you know any?

- Not.

- Michael.

- Me neither.

- Yeah, if you follow college sports, you know that they are the-- the Duke University Blue Devils. Duke was the answer there. Next, before Thornton Wilder won a Pulitzer Prize for our town, he had also won for a novel about the collapse of what structure at San Luis Rey?

- I don't know. Do you, Nate?

- Not, Michael

- I don't.

- This used to be required reading some years ago called "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." Bridge is what we were after there. Try this one, guys. If a straight angle is trisected-- T-R-I-- if a straight angle is trisected equally, how many degrees are there in each of the new angles formed?

- I believe it's 30 degrees. Do you agree, Nate?

- I do.

- Correct answer there. Correct-- go ahead.

- Sorry, 30 degrees.

- Correct answer there is actually 60, 60 degrees. Try this last one. This is your 30-point visual, guys. Come on, let's end on a high note. This is Valetta, V-A-L-E-T-T-A. Valetta, the capital of what small Mediterranean island country?

- I believe it's Cyprus. Do you agree, Michael?

- I think-- no. I believe it's Malta.

- Oh, yes. Malta.

- It was indeed Malta, which means you got those 30 points, and you end the game with 250 points. Congratulations, Archbishop Curley. All right, it is now time for the Grab Bag, Queen Ann's County. Four final questions. Here is the first of them. 75 feet higher than the Washington Monument, what St. Louis landmark is considered the country's tallest monument?

- St. Louis Arch?

- The St. Louis Arch, the Gateway Arch is correct indeed. Next. Georges Clemenceau, France's World War I premier had what animal nickname that is, quote, "burning bright" in poem by William Blake?

- Time.

- Correct answer there was Tiger-- "Tiger, burning bright." Here's a math question for you. If the perimeter of a square is 24 inches, what is the area of that square?

- 36 inches.

- It is 36, nicely done. Here's the last question for you in the game. It's a 30-point visual, guys. Look at it, please. Dangerous surf and even more dangerous sharks kept prisoners from escaping from what French prison island off South America, where Captain Dreyfus had been sent?

- Pass. Pass.

- Correct answer there, guys, was Devil's Island. You finished the game with 320 points. And don't look glum, that's a good score. You did really well. Congratulations. It is time now for the Grab Bag for Fallston, four questions, the first of which is this one. Here we go. "Charlotte's Web" has the distinction of having a title character who is what kind of creature of the class Arachnida?

- Spider. Yeah.

- Spider.

- Spider is right, indeed. The Canadian town of Niagara on the Lake hosts an annual drama festival named for what writer whose plays include "Major Barbara"?

- I'm not sure.

- Really not sure, guys.

- Going to pass on that?

- OK, we're not sure.

- Answer there was George Bernard Shaw, George Bernard Shaw. Try this next one. If a cricket chirps 30 times a minute, how many times will it chirp in 24 seconds?

- Guys, do you think it would be 10 times because it's--

- 1/5, 25ths of a minute times 20, or times 30.

- Well, 30--

- Yeah.

- Yeah, yeah. 60 times a minute.

- Your answer is, Austin? How many?

- Jack, what was it?

- Your answer is?

- 12. We're going with 12.

- 12 is correct, yes, indeed. It is 12. Here's your last question. It is a 30-point visual. This 19th century print shows Russian soldiers in what city that the Soviets renamed Leningrad? Now it's back to its original name. It's Russia's second largest city.

- [INAUDIBLE] St. Petersburg.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- --Moscow.

- Yeah, that's what I was-- yeah, St. Petersburg.

- It is indeed St. Petersburg, which means you got those 30 points of that visual, and you end the game with 370, Fallston. Super work. Don't go away, anybody.