High School Quiz Show: Maine- Falmouth vs Brewer

High School Quiz Show: Maine- Falmouth vs Brewer


(drum roll) – Season three continues
with the second game of our qualifying round. Who moves on today? Will it be the Witches
from Brewer High School, (exciting music) or the Yachtsmen from
Falmouth High School? (exciting music) Find out next on High
School Quiz Show Maine. (applause and upbeat music) – [Narrator]
Production support for High School Quiz Show
Maine is provided by the Helen and George Ladd
Charitable Corporation. The Lincoln and Therese
Filene Foundation. Platz Associates. Bernstein Shur. And by… (applause) Welcome to High School
Quiz Show Maine. I’m Shannon Moss,
season three continues as we start whittling 16
teams down to one champion. Who will take home the $1000
prize for their school’s project graduation,
and move on to compete in the High School Quiz
Show Invitational against the champions on WGBH Boston’s
High School Quiz Show. Rhode Island PBS’s High
School Quiz Show Rhode Island, and New Hampshire PBS’s
Granite State Challenge. Today’s match-up features a veteran team taking
on a new comer. This is Falmouth’s third
season on the quiz show. Last year they made it
to the state finals, but lost to Bangor. I’m sure they hope to do
even better this season, but they must get past
Brewer in their first appearance on the show. Who I’m sure they would
love to win it all in their very first time out. So before we get going we’d
like to introduce everyone of course, so for Falmouth we
have Ben, Kerry, Wade, Emma, with alternate John, and they
are coached by Mike Casey. And for Brewer it is Ryan,
Lana, Lauren, and Andrew, and they are coached by Sue
Ann Gaitings and Andrea Martin. And we also have a couple
of judges with us today, Angela Asher and also Steven
Feran, so we welcome them. Our competition has four rounds. We have the toss
up, a head-to-head, a category round, and
a lightening round. So we’re gonna start
with the toss up round. All answers are
worth ten points, and this is the only round
where no point deductions will be taken for wrong answers. Players must wait for me
to complete the question. If one team answers incorrectly, the other team will
get a chance to answer. Alright, you guys ready? Let’s get this started. What is the only US
state who’s land area is increasing is increasing
from volcanic eruptions? (dinging)
Ben. – Hawaii
– That’s the right answer. Upon signing the 13th
amendment, what US president formally abolished slavery? (dinging) Ryan
– Abraham Lincoln. – That’s the right answer. What word that begins
with the letter “M” is the medical term for
near-sighted vision? (buzzing) It’s
myopic is the answer. In a story from Aesop’s Fables, what Greek slave pulls a
thorn from the foot of a lion? (buzzing) Androcles
is the answer. An amoeba has no fixed shape, and is composed
of how many cells? (dinging)
Lana. – One.
– That’s correct. In 1541, Spanish
conquistador Hernando de Soto became the first documented
European to discover what North American River? (dinging)
Ben. – The Mississippi?
– That’s the right answer. What character has author
J.K. Rowling described as an exaggeration of how
I was when I was younger? (dinging)
– Ryan. – Harry Potter.
– That is incorrect, Falmouth? (dinging)
Kerry. – Hermione Granger.
– That’s it, that is correct. What major ship building
center was the second city ever to be devastated
by an atomic bomb? (dinging)
Ben. – Nagasaki.
– That’s the right answer. And we have a video question if you wanna a look
at your monitor. – Hello, my name
is Kurt Spiridakis, and I’m the boat builder at
the Maine Maritime Museum. During World War II,
this mid-coast shipyard delivered more destroyers
than any other US shipyard and more than the shipyards
of Japan and Germany. What is the name of this
now iconic shipyard? (dinging)
– Ben. – Bath Iron Works?
– That’s the answer. In human anatomy what part of
the human respiratory system is also known as the windpipe? (dinging)
– Ryan. – Trachea
– That’s correct. Sometimes called the
east coast’s main street, what important highway
running from Maine to Florida passes through more
states than any other? (dinging)
– Lauren. – Highway 95?
– That’s right. On August 28th, 1963,
Martin Luther King Junior delivered his famous
“I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of what
Washington, D.C. monument? (dinging)
– Ryan. – Lincoln.
– That’s correct. Buddhism which spread
across Asia via trade routes such as the Silk Road,
originated in what country? (dinging)
– Wade. – China?
– That is incorrect, Brewer? – India
– India’s the right answer. Alright, we have a
math question for you. If two angles of a triangle
measure 40 degrees, and 70 degrees, what is the
measure of the third angle? (dinging)
– Wade. – 70 degrees.
– That’s the right answer. After carbon dioxide, which
is the second most prevalent green house gas emitted
in the United States from human activities? (dinging)
Ben. – Methane?
– You got it. Which of the following countries
extends the farthest north? Is it Finland,
Estonia, or Latvia? (dinging)
Ryan. – Finland.
– That is correct In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, what treacherous
and tyrannical pig is based on Joseph Stalin? (dinging)
Kerry – Napoleon
– That’s right. On April 30th, 1975
North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon, and the city
was subsequently renamed what? (dinging)
Wade – Ho Chi Minh City.
That is correct. Alright, if you take a
look at your montitor we have a picture
question for you. Name this mid 19th
century author, naturalist, and philosopher
from Massachusetts who penned such literary
works as “The Maine Woods”, “Walden”, and “Civil
Disobedience”. (dinging)
– Ryan. – Henry David Thoreau
– Correct. The story of the Trojan horse is mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey and in what epic poem by Virgil? (dinging)
– Ryan. – The Aeneid.
– Correct. The Gospel of Wealth, an
article about the importance of philanthropy
was written in 1889 by what US steel magnate? (dinging)
– Ben. – Carnegie?
– Correct. Often called the Theory of
Everything, in the 1970s what name was given to the
theory that all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments
and membranes? (dinging)
– Ben. – Quantum mechanics?
– That is incorrect, Brewer? – String theory.
– Yep. Who was the first
incumbent US president who did not win a second term? (dinging)
– Emma. – George H. W. Bush
– That is incorrect, Brewer? Wanna take a shot at it?
(buzzing) John Adams is the answer. We have a math question. What is five to the fourth
power divided by five squared? (dinging)
– Wade. – 25.
– That’s the right answer. Characteristic of the
American West and South-West what flat topped
mountain or hill is named after the Spanish
word for table? (dinging)
– Andrew. – Plateau?
– That is incorrect, Falmouth? (dinging)
Wade. – Mesa.
– Correct. In exercise physiology,
catabolic refers to muscle break down, what term
refers to muscle build up? (dinging)
Ryan. – Anabolic.
– That is right. Which of the following
countries is land locked? North Korea, Nigeria, or Naples? (dinging)
Ryan – Nigeria.
– That is incorrect, Falmouth? (dinging)
Ben? – Naples
– That is right. The fastest smartphones
work on a 4G network. What does the G stand for? (dinging)
(buzzing) Just in time, Ryan.
– Generation That’s right, while recovering
from back surgery in 1954, JFK worked on what
Pulitzer Prize winning book about great American
political leaders? (buzzing) Profiles in Courage
is the answer. What long running and
extremely popular theatrical show was started in 1994
by Irish dancing champions Michael Flatley and Jean Butler? (dinging)
Emma – Riverdancing
– That’ right. Since 1845, what two
schools have competed in the annual
university boat race, a course that spans
approximately four miles along the Thames river? (dinging)
– Ben – Oxford and Cambridge?
– That’s right. What country occupies
about half the land mass of South America? (dinging)
– Ben – Brazil
– That’s the right answer. (buzzing)
And that is the buzzer, so that signals the
end of our first round and let’s take a
look at the scores. Falmouth with 160 points,
Brewer with 120 points. What a great start to this
game it’s gonna be a good one. Alright, we’re gonna
meet our players and we’re gonna go
head-to-head when we come back. (applause and upbeat music) Our head-to-head round
is coming up next, but before that we
have a special question for each one of our players. We just like to get to
know them a little bit. So here is my question. How much money would
you have to be paid to completely give
up the use of a phone or a computer for a month? Ben we’ll start with you. – You know, no amount of
money is worth missing out on the latest bop
from Ariana Grande. Thank you, next is a gem. (laughing) – I don’t know how
we go on from there. Absolutely, alright, Kerry? – Mine would probably
be about, $500, because I probably
could live without it, but it’s kind of
difficult for me or any other gens e person. – Sure, 500, you
know go shopping. – Absolutely
– Buy a new phone. Love it, alright
wade, what about you? – $50, not a huge deal. – Okay, I like it. Simple man, alright, Emma? – I’d say $10 also
not a huge deal. – Alright, I like to hear that. Ryan how about you? – I’d say about $100, it’s
not a huge deal for me but I’d like to get a little
bit of money out of it. So–
– Why not right? If someone’s asking
– Of course – Lana?
– Probably about $300-400 cause I think I’d have
trouble living without music. Cause that’s where I listen
to most of my music on. – Ah, good point, alright,
Lauren what about you? – Probably enough to buy a GPS because without my phone
GPS I would get very lost. (laughing) – I like that
answer, and Andrew? – $400 or $500, because it is
a nice way to stay in touch with friends, but
it’s not necessary. – Okay, alright, nice job guys. Nice to get to know
you a little bit too. Alright well good
luck to all of you cause we are going to
bring the teams down for the very exciting
head-to-head round, but first we wanna
see how well you do with the Maine’s Credit
Union’s Question of the Week. (exciting music) – Hi, I’m Jake Holmes,
and this is the Maine’s Credit Union’s
Question of the Week. Several US coins have
ridges around their edges. How many ridges does the
edge of a quarter have? Is it zero, 75, or 119? Check your pockets
and get counting. We’ll have the answer
later in the show. (exciting music) We are about to go head-to-head,
I have Brewer to my left and Falmouth to my right. Gentlemen wanna shake hands? To get started, there we go. In this round you get ten
points for correct answers, incorrect answers will
cost you ten points. Now you don’t need to
wait for me to finish the question before you buzz in. You guys ready? We’ll put 90 seconds on
that clock, and here we go. What British author called his
character David Copperfield his favorite child? (dinging)
Falmouth – Dickens?
– That’s correct. The sun primarily
makes energy by fusing hydrogen into what gas? (dinging)
Falmouth. – Helium?
– That’s right. Graceland Mansion, Elvis
Presley’s former home is located in what US city? (buzzing)
Memphis. Revered for her work
with the poor in India what nun was declared
a saint by Pope– (dinging)
– Mother Teresa – That’s correct, in 1782
Great Britain recognized America’s independence
under what treaty? (buzzing)
Treaty of Paris. What Arctic marine mammal with
a single tusk is sometimes called the unicorn–
– Narwhal. – That’s right, in 1804
what two American explorers began a two and a
half year expedition called the core of discovery? (dinging)
Yes, Falmouth – Lewis and Clark.
– That’s right. Zambia was once called
Northern Rhodesia. What neighboring country was
once called Southern Rhodesia? (dinging)
– Zimbabwe? – That’s right Brewer. Mark Twain’s novel “The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is set in a fictional
town in what US state? (dinging)
(buzzing) – Mississippi?
– That’s incorrect it’s Missouri, a fraction
is made up of two numbers the bottom number is
called the denominator– (dinging)
Yes, Brewer. – Numerator
– That’s correct. What Scottish bacterialist is
best known for his discovery of penicillin in 1928? (buzzing)
Alexander Fleming is the answer, Auckland is the
city of what island nation? (dinging)
– New Zalmos. Falmouth ?
– New Zealand. That’s the correct answer. What Latin-American guerrilla
leader became regarded as a leftist martyr
after he was executed– (dinging)
(buzzing) Yes, that was just in time
– Che Guevara? That’s the right answer,
and that is the end of this round, okay. Falmouth has 220 points
and Brewer has 140. We’ve got a game folks,
this is a good one. Alright our category
round is coming up next. Stay with us. – [Announcer] Trees are
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manage life’s storms. – Next up is the category round,
with the following choices. From the top, the elgant
universe, I like Ike, who’s on first, madam
I’m Adam, and kid’s lit. Each category has five questions with increasing point values. Now players you can confer
with your teammates, but once you buzz in you
can no longer confer, and we will need your answer,
and like in the toss up round if one team answers
incorrectly, the other team will be given the
chance to answer. So Brewer you’re a
little bit behind. So you get to choose first. What category would you like? – Uh, we’ll go with the
elegant universe for ten. – Alright, the elegant universe. This is questions
about astronomy, and
this for ten points. What five letter word
designates planets that are smaller than Mercury,
such as Sirius and Pluto? (dinging)
Lana – Dwarf
– That is correct. And you still have
control of the board. – [Lana] Kids’ lit for ten. – Kids’ lit for ten,
this is a new category, questions about
children’s literature. What best friend of Winnie
the Pooh is named after author A.A. Milne’s son? (dinging)
Andrew. – Christopher Robin.
– That’s the right answer. And you still have control,
where would you like to go? – [Andrew] Kids’ lit, 15. – Alright, we’re gonna
continue with kids’ lit. This is for 15 points. Name the legendary
Greek author of fables such as the Fox and the Grapes. (dinging)
Ryan. – Aesop
– That’s the right answer, and what’s your choice? – [Ryan] We’ll go with
I like Ike for ten. – I like Ike, new category, questions about
Dwight D. Eisenhower. This is for ten points. Eisenhower’s mother, a
pacifist, was reduced to tears when he decided to enter what
military academy in 1911? (dinging)
Ryan. – West Point.
– That’s the answer. What would you like next? – [Ryan] Kids’ lit for 20. – Alright back to kids’
lit for 20 points. “And now, cried Max, let
the wild rumpus start.” This quote is from what
1963 book by Maurice Sendak? (dinging)
Kerry. – Where the Wild Things Are.
– That’s the answer, and Falmouth you have
control of the board now. – [Kerry] Can we do
kids’ lit, please? – We sure can for 25 points. What Canadian maritime
province is the setting for Anne of Green Gables,
by Lucy Maude Montgomery? (dinging)
Ben. – Prince Edward Island.
– That’s the answer, and Falmouth you remain
in control of the board. – [Ben] Could I get
I like Ike for 15? – You sure can, I like
Ike for 15 points. In what year did Eisenhower
give the order to launch the largest amphibious
attack in history? (dinging)
Ryan – 1944?
– That’s correct, and Brewer you have
control of the board. – [Ryan] We’ll go
with kids’ lit for 30. – Alright, that’s gonna
wrap up this category. Kids’ lit for 30 points. Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and
Mrs. Which are introduced in award winning
science-fiction novel by Madeleine L’Engle? (dinging)
– A Wrinkle in Time – That’s right and Falmouth
where would you like to go? – [Kerry] Let’s go I
like Ike for 20 please. – I like Ike for 20 points. In September 1957, Eisenhower
sent federal troops to protect nine African-American
students and enforce integration in at a school
in what southern city? (dinging)
Ryan – Little Rock, Arkansas?
– Yes, that is the answer. And Brewer you’re in
control of the board. – [Ryan] We’ll go with the
elegant universe for 15. – The elegant universe,
this is for 15 points. Lying between Pisces and
Taurus, what constellation in the Northern sky
is Latin for ram? (dinging)
Kerry – Ares
– That’s right Falmouth you have
control of the board. – [Kerry] Let’s go madam
I’m Adam for ten please. – Madam I’m Adam, this
is a new category. Questions about famous
people named Adam, and this question
is for ten points. What Maroon 5 front
man is a coach on the reality show “The Voice?” (dinging)
Ryan. – Adam Levine
– That’s right, and Brewer back to you. – [Ryan] We’ll go with the
elegant universe for 20. – Elegant universe
for 20 points. In the 1920s what American
astronomer discovered the Andromeda nebula
was actually a galaxy? (dinging)
Ryan. – Edwin Hubble.
– That’s right. – [Ryan] Same category.
– Alright. Elegant universe for 25 points. Named after a Dutch astronomer
what giant spherical cloud of trillions of comets
surrounds our solar system? (dinging)
Andrew. – The Oort Cloud?
– That’s right. Where would you
like to go Brewer? – [Ryan] The elegant universe. – Alright, we’re gonna
wrap up this category, the elegant universe
for 30 points. The constellation Scorpius
contains what bright red star known as the Scorpion’s Eye
or the Scorpion’s Heart? (buzzing)
It’s Antares, is the answer, and Brewer you
still have control. – [Ryan] From the top for ten. – From the top for ten points, these are questions
about mountains. What European country is
home to famous Alpine peaks like the Eiger, Jungfrau,
and the Matterhorn? (dinging)
Ben. – Switzerland
– That’s right. Falmouth you have
control of the board. – [Ben] From the top for 15. – From the top for 15 points. What mountain range is the
source of the Amazon river and most of it’s tributaries? (dinging)
– Ryan. – The Andes.
– That’s correct. Brewer
– From the top for 20. – Alright, from
the top, 20 points. Located between the
Black and Caspian Seas, what mountains
dominate the landscape of Armenia, Azerbaijan,
and Georgia? (dinging)
Kerry – The Caucasus Mountains?
– That’s correct, I feel like I’m at
a tennis match here. Falmouth we’re back to you. – [Kerry] Okay, let’s
do from the top for 25. – Okay, from the top,
this is for 25 points. Used for centuries as
a gateway to invasions, what historic mountain
pass between Afghanistan and Pakistan did Rudyard Kipling call a sword cut
through the mountains? (dinging)
Ben – The Khyber Pass?
– That’s correct. Falmouth where we going? – [Ben] From the top for 30. – Alright we’re gonna
wrap up this category. From the top for 30 points. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark
expedition barely survived crossing what mountain
range that extends 300 miles along the boarder of
Idaho and Montana? (dinging)
Emma. – The Sierra-Nevada?
– That is incorrect. Brewer wanna give it a shot? (dinging)
Lana – The Rocky Mountains?
– It’s the Bitterroot Mountain is the answer to that question, and Falmouth you still remain
in control of the board. – [Ben] Who’s on first for ten. – Alright, we have
a new category here. Who’s on first,
questions about baseball, and this is for ten points. In American League
Baseball, what player in the batting order hits
in place of the pitcher and does not play defense? (dinging)
Ben – Designated hitter
– That’s correct. Falmouth?
– I like Ike for 25. – I like Ike for 25 points. In both 1952 and 1956
Eisenhower won in a landslide against what democratic
candidate for president? (dinging)
Emma. – Dewey?
– That is incorrect, Brewer wanna give it a shot?
(buzzing) Adlai Stevenson is the answer. Falmouth you still have
control of the board. – [Ben] Madam I’m Adam for 15. – Okay, madam I’m
Adam for 15 points. What star of Happy
Gilmore and the Water Boy once joked, “I’m not
particularly talented, and I’m not particularly
good looking, and yet I’m a
multi-millionaire.” (dinging)
Emma – Adam Samber
– That is incorrect, Brewer
– Adams (dinging)
– Ryan? – Adam Sandler
– Yes, that’s the answer. Brewer you have
control of the board. – [Ryan] We’ll go with
who’s on first for 15. – Alright, who’s
on first for 15. What hall of fame catcher
and manager is known for memorable saying like,
“It’s deja vu all over again” and “It ain’t over
till it’s over.” (dinging)
Ryan – Yogi Berra
– That’s correct. Where would you like to go next? – [Ryan] Same category. – Alright, who’s on first
this is for 20 points. In 2016, what team ended the
longest world championship drought in North American
professional sports history– (dinging)
Ryan – The Chicago Cubs
– That’s correct. Okay Brewer you still
have control of the board. – [Ryan] We’ll go with
I like Ike for 30. – Alright, that wraps
up this category. I like Ike for 30 points. Eisenhower was the first
term limited president in accordance with what
constitutional amendment? (dinging)
Ryan – The 22nd.
– That’s correct. Brewer you still have control
– Who’s on first for 25. – Who’s on first for 25 points. Once described by Ted
Williams as the best pitch in baseball, what pitch
breaks nearly as much as a curve ball and nearly
as fast as a fastball? (dinging)
Ryan – Knuckle ball?
– That is incorrect, Falmouth wanna give it a shot? (dinging)
Ben – Breaking ball?
– It’s a slider is the answer to
that one (buzzing) and that is the buzzer so
that ends our category round. We have a game, I
knew we had a game. Falmouth has 280
points, Brewer with 315. The final round
is coming up next, but first let’s
check out the answers to the Maine’s Credit
Union’s Question of the Week. – Hi, I’m Jake Holmes from
Maine’s Credit Unions. We’ll go back to High
School Quiz Show Maine in a moment, but first
let’s see how you did with the Question of the Week. Several US coins have
ridges around their edges. How many ridges does the
edge of a quarter have? Is it zero, 75, or 119? The answer is 119. These ridges, or reeds as
they are offically called, have been used since
1792 to not only thwart counterfeiters, but
to prevent clipping where ridge-less coins
could have tiny bits of the precious
metals shaved off. The shavings could be
collected and sold. Now ridges help
visually impaired people identify different
coins of similar size. – Okay, we are heading into the final 90 seconds
of game play. This is where
anything can happen. This is the lightening round. Players you get 20 points
for correct answers, incorrect answers though
will cost you 20 points. So let’s set that
clock and let’s go. In lowest terms
the fraction 1/8th is expressed as what decimal? (dinging)
Ben – 0.125
– Correct. What American lawyer
and amateur poet wrote the lyrics to the
Star Spangled Banner? (dinging)
Lana – Francis Scott Key?
– Correct. City of Oshkosh lies on the
western shore of Lake Winnebago in what US state? (dinging)
Wade – Wisconsin
– Correct What 1953 title is the first of Ian Fleming’s 12
James Bond novels? (dinging) Ryan – Dr. No
– That is incorrect It’s Casino Royal, how many
cups are in one US gallon? (dinging)
Emma – 16
– Correct. What Spanish surrealist
is best known for his painting
of melting clocks (dinging)
– Salavador Dali – That’s correct, what legendary
lost island is described in two dialogues by Plato? (dinging)
Kerry – Atlanta
– Correct From the Greek meaning
“pointedly foolish”, what literary term is
defined as the joining of two contradictory words
as in deafening silence? (dinging)
Lana – Oxymoron?
– That’s right. The White Nile and
what other branch are the two main branches
of the Nile River? (dinging) Ryan
– Blue Nile – Careful Ryan,
averaging over 600 days what has the longest gestation
period of any mammal? (dinging)
Ben – Elephant
– That’s correct. The five highest
peaks in New England are all located in what state. (dinging) Ben
– New Hampshire – That’s correct, what
Italian composer wrote the opera Madam Butterfly? (buzzing) Puccini is the answer. Who led his country’s
communist revolution and became chairmen of the
People’s Republic of China in 19– (dinging)
Ben? – Mao
– That’s the right answer. In the novel (buzzing)
and that is the buzzer. And our winning team this week
is Falmouth with 420 points. (applause) They
will be moving on to the quarter-finals
in a few weeks. Our runner-up Brewer High
School had a great game. They certainly did, and
your first year here. I hope you guys will come back. Both teams, wow, this was just a fast moving incredible game. So congratulations
to both of you, and be sure to tune in next week as Portland High School
takes on Gould Academy. Right here on High
School Quiz Show Maine! (applause) (exciting music) – [Narrator]
Production support for High School Quiz Show
Maine is provided by the Helen and George Ladd
Charitable Corporation. The Lincoln and Therese
Filene Foundation. Platz Associates. Bernstein Shur. And by… (exciting music)

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