>>COSTA: Coming up, it’s theHigh School Quiz Show
quarterfinals, and we have Lincoln-Sudbury
Regional High School… (cheers and applause) Taking on Belmont High School. (cheers and applause) That’s next
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toHigh School Quiz Show.I’m Billy Costa, your host. Today’s match-up is the last
of our quarterfinal rounds, and the competition is hot. The goal of course is to become the nextHigh School Quiz Show
state champion. Today’s quarterfinal match-up
has Belmont High School taking on Lincoln-Sudbury
Regional High School. Let’s meet the teams right now. On the Belmont High School team, we have Sam, Rahul, Kevin,
and Lynnea. With alternates
on the sideline Anna and Eva, and coach Stacy Williams. Nice round of applause. (cheers and applause) And from
the Lincoln-Sudbury team we have Andrew, Dana, Megan,
and Isabel. And the alternates
are Vincent and Dan. The assistant coach
Nick St. George, the head coach Desiree Butter. (cheers and applause) Here we go, the competition
has four rounds: a toss-up, a head-to-head, a category
round, and a lightning round. We will start
with the toss-up round. All answers are worth
ten points, and this is the only round
with no point deductions for any wrong answers. So if the teams are ready,
so am I. Good luck, and here we go. Limestone is an example of which
of the three major rock types? Andrew.>>Sedimentary?
>>COSTA: Yes. What river that flows through
India and Bangladesh is the most sacred river
to Hindus? Yes, Rahul.>>Ganges?
>>COSTA: Yes. Six years before the financial
crisis of 2008, what CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
famously warned that derivatives were “financial weapons
of mass destruction”? Andrew.>>Warren Buffett?
>>COSTA: Yes. Incandescent light bulb
filaments are typically made with what metal
that’s also known as wolfram? Yes, Andrew.>>Tungsten?
>>COSTA: Yes. Take a look at your screens
right in front of you, you will see a picture. Painted in 1882, “The Daughters
of Edward Darley Boit” is a famous work
by what American artist known for his elegant portraits
of the wealthy and privileged? (buzzer) John Singer Sargent the answer
there, and we move on. After the deadly attacks
in Paris on November 13, 2015, what French president vowed
that France would wage “merciless” war
on the Islamic State? Yes, Sam.
François Hollande is correct. In the sport known as BMX,
the B stands for bicycle and the MX stands for what? Yes, Kevin.
>>Motocross?>>COSTA: Yes. For its endorsement of rule by
fear and deceit, Pope Clement VIII condemned what
book by Niccolò Machiavelli? Yes, Lynnea.>>The Prince?
>>COSTA: Correct. Take a look
at your screens again, this time you’ve got a video
to pay attention to, and here it comes.>>Hi, I’m Anna Rothschild,
and this is Gross Science. Here’s my question:
in the United States, livestock like cows and sheep
are some of the largest contributors
of what greenhouse gas that’s even more effective
than carbon dioxide at trapping radiation?>>COSTA: Andrew.>>Methane?
>>COSTA: That is correct. Photolysis divides water
molecules into oxygen and what other element? Yes, Rahul.>>Hydrogen.
>>COSTA: Yes. What country is home
to Mount Toubkal, the highest point
in the Atlas Mountains? Rahul.>>Morocco?
>>COSTA: Yes. A structure that seems to serve
no purpose in an organism is called which
of the following? A) homologous, B) vestigial,
C) dichotomous. Yes, Kevin.>>Vestigial.
>>COSTA: That is correct. Math question: a high school
glee club has 65 members. If 80% are female,
how many members are male? Yes, Andrew.>>13.
>>COSTA: Yes. In 2015, the FDA approved
the first-ever genetically engineered animal
for human consumption. The agency approved
what type of fish? Dana.
>>Salmon?>>COSTA: That’s correct. In 1794 President George
Washington sent 13,000 troops to Pennsylvania to put down
what rebellion among distillers who were angry
about a new tax on spirits? Yes, Sam.>>The Whiskey Rebellion?
>>COSTA: Yes. In Virgil’sAeneid,what Roman
goddess hates the Trojan people because Paris, a Trojan, did not
give her the golden apple, the top prize
in a beauty contest? Yes, Andrew.>>Juno?
>>COSTA: Yes. Meaning
“People of the First Light,” what tribe of Native people
were already living in Plymouth when the Pilgrims settled there
in 1620? Yes, Megan.>>Wampanoag?
>>COSTA: Yes. In both land area
and population, which of the following
was the largest empire in the history of humanity? Was it A) the British Empire,
B) the Mongol Empire, C) the Roman Empire? Yes, Andrew.
>>B, the Mongol empire?>>COSTA: No, Belmont,
you want to try, Kevin?>>British empire.
>>COSTA: That is correct. Eddie Redmayne will play
Newt Scamander in an upcoming film adaptation
of whatHarry Pottercompanion book that contains
75 entries on magical animals? Yes, Isabel.>>Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them.>>COSTA: Yes. What state of matter consists
of ionized gas in which the electrons are separated
from the nuclei? Yes, Andrew.>>Plasma?
>>COSTA: Yes. In the Canadian federal election
of 2015, what Conservative prime minister
lost his bid for a fourth consecutive term? Kevin.
Stephen Harper, yes. Math question:
using pi in your answer, what is the area of a circle
with a radius of six? Yes, Andrew.>>36 pi?
>>COSTA: That is correct. What word that refers
to a false, baseless story comes from the French word
for “duck”? Yes, Kevin.
Yes, that’s right. In a running joke
onJimmy Kimmel Live,the host apologizes
for not having time to interview what A-list star? Yes, Megan.
Matt Damon is right. Peter Jackson’s
Lord of the Ringstrilogy was filmed in what country? Yes, Rahul.>>New Zealand?
>>COSTA: Yes. Richard III, the last
English king to die in combat, was killed at what 1485 battle
that was the last significant battle
of the War of the Roses? Yes, Andrew.>>Bosworth Field?
>>COSTA: Yes. What feminist classic by
Virginia Woolf is about a poet who changes gender from male to
female and travels through time meeting key figures
of English literary history? Yes, Sam?>>Orlando?
>>COSTA: Yes. What founding member
and original lead vocalist for Pink Floyd was kicked out
of the band in 1968? (buzzer) Syd Barrett. What three letters define
the energy-carrying molecule found in the cells
of all living things? Yes, Rahul.>>ATP?
>>COSTA: Yes. Alfred Hitchcock used
what Scottish name to describe the mysterious object that
drives the plot in a thriller, for example the statue
inThe Maltese Falconand the briefcase
inPulp Fiction?Yes, Isabel.>>A MacGuffin?
>>COSTA: Yes. Named for the Alabama air field
where they were trained, what group of World War II
airmen constituted the first African American
flying unit in the U.S. military? Yes, Rahul.>>Tuskegee?>>COSTA:
Tuskegee is right. What river that begins
in the Alps and flows eastward into the Adriatic Sea
is the longest river in Italy? Yes, Dana.
>>The Danube?>>COSTA: No, Belmont,
you want to try, Kevin?>>The Po?>>COSTA:
The Po River is right. What play was Abraham Lincoln
watching at Ford’s Theatre when he was
assassinated on April 14, 1865? Yes, Rahul.>>Our American Cousin?>>COSTA: Yes. The world…
(bell dings) Oh, that’s the bell
ending the round. We’ll look at the score,
it’s close. Belmont High School 170 points. Lincoln-Sudbury 140 points. Let’s go folks, make some noise. (cheers and applause) Okay, the head-to-head round
is next. First we will take our break,
a big breather, we’ll get to know the players
a little bit more. I’ve got a question,
I’ll ask it, each one of you will answer it
in his or her way. We’re going to start with
Belmont High School and Sam. What emoji best represents you
and why?>>I would say the monorail
emoji because Taylor Swift has probably ridden a train,
and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA: Tay-tay. Rahul.>>I’d have to say
the shades emoji because in her “Wildest Dreams” music video,
Taylor Swift knew how to rock those shades,
and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA:
Okay, I smell a theme, Kevin?>>I would say the Christmas
tree because Taylor Swift was born on a Christmas tree
farm, and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA:
Aw, isn’t that nice? Lynnea.>>I would pick the cat
because Taylor Swift’s cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson
are super cute, and I love Taylor Swift.>>COSTA: Okay. Lincoln-Sudbury, Andrew.>>I would be the yawn emoji
because Taylor Swift makes me yawn, and I’m also
perpetually tired.>>COSTA: Dana.>>I would pick the syringe
because I want to be a doctor, maybe some day I’ll help
Taylor Swift out, we’ll see. (laughter)>>COSTA: Did you guys
get together on this or… I’ve never seen this happen
onQuiz Show,but it’s cool, it works–
Megan.>>I just chose the smiley face
because I don’t really know many emojis, but you know,
it’s happy and it’s fun.>>COSTA:
Yeah, and who’s happier than Taylor Swift, right? (laughter) Isabel.>>I would say the mountain
emoji because mountains are made of rocks, and I rock,
which Taylor Swift does not. (audience reacts) Also I’m really into
rock climbing.>>COSTA: Wow, well done. All right, we’re going to go
head-to-head. Belmont High School,
who’s going to come forward? Rahul. Lincoln-Sudbury,
who’s it going to be? Andrew. Rahul, Andrew, come on,
let’s go head-to-head, whoa. (cheers and applause) Okay, so we’re about to go
head-to-head. I’ve got Andrew on my left
from Lincoln-Sudbury, and I’ve got Rahul from
Belmont High School on my right. Go ahead guys, shake hands,
you know the drill. As a reminder in this round, you do get ten points
for correct answers, but a reminder as well, incorrect answers are going
to cost you ten points. And yes, you can buzz in
at any time. The clock is set at 90 seconds,
good luck, and here we go. What country is home
to an enormous film empire known as “Bollywood”?>>India?
>>COSTA: Yes. Which war brought about the end
of the Austro-Hungarian empire?>>World War I?
>>COSTA: Yes. The Galilean moons orbit
>>COSTA: Yes. Who announced on his
40th birthday that 2016 will be his last season
with the Boston Red Sox? (buzzer) David Ortiz. “Auld Lang Syne” was written
in 1788 by what national poet of Scotland? (buzzer) Robert Burns. Before he was president,
Bill Clinton was governor of what U.S. state?>>Arkansas?
>>COSTA: Yeah. What Jewish high holiday is also
known as the Day of Atonement? (buzzer) Yom Kippur. Bashar al-Assad is the president
of what country?>>Syria.
>>COSTA: Yes. Pumice is an extremely porous
rock that belongs to which of the three major…>>Igneous?
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1944, Iceland gained
its independence from what Scandinavian country?>>Denmark?
>>COSTA: Yes. What is the name of the old
wood-cutter and father figure in the 1883 bookPinocchio?(buzzer) Geppetto. London’s Royal Albert Hall
is named after the husband of what British queen?>>Victoria?
>>COSTA: Yes. La Scala is a world-renowned
opera house located in what Italian city? (buzzer) Milan. The Suez Canal connects
the Red Sea to what…>>Mediterranean?
>>COSTA: Yes. Name the capital city of Serbia. Yes.>>Belgrade?
>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the…
(bell dings) Phew, that’s the end
of the head-to-head round. We’re going to check the scores
where we stand now. Belmont High School 220 points. Lincoln-Sudbury 190 points. This is a fight,
it’s a good round, let’s hear it for both teams. (cheers and applause) Okay, next up
is the category round with the following categories:
Just the Facts, When Doves Cry, The Big Easy, The Force Awakens,
And Then There’s Mod, and A Capital Idea. Each category has five questions
with increasing point values. Now, players, you can confer
with your teammates, but once you buzz in, you’re
no longer allowed to confer, we’re going to need your answer. Now Lincoln-Sudbury, you’ve got
a little ground to make up, you get to choose the first
category, and I’m all set, what’s it going to be?>>A Capital Idea, please.>>COSTA: A Capital Idea. These are questions
about world capitals. For ten points: bears have
played an important role in the history of what
Swiss capital that features the animal on its flag
and coat-of-arms? Rahul.>>Bern?
>>COSTA: Bern is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board.>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA:
This time for 15 points. In 1912, what city
made a beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees
to Washington, D.C., to honor the friendship
between the two cities? Yes, Rahul.>>Tokyo?
>>COSTA: Tokyo is right. You’ve still got the board,
category?>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA:
This time for 20 points. The distinctive, flat-topped
Table Mountain overlooks what seaport that is
the legislative capital of South Africa? Yes, Kevin.
>>Cape Town.>>COSTA: Cape Town is right. Belmont,
you’ve still got the board.>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA: For 25 points:
visitors are often presented with bread and salt as a mark of
hospitality in what capital city of Lithuania? Yes, Rahul.>>Vilnius?
>>COSTA: Yes. All right, Belmont,
you’ve got the board, category?>>A Capital Idea.>>COSTA:
Okay, this time for 30 points. From 1508 until 1650,
the Portuguese controlled what capital city of Oman? Yes, Rahul.>>Muscat?>>COSTA: Yes, that’s correct. You’ve got the board, you’ll
need a new category though.>>The Force Awakens.>>COSTA: The Force Awakens,
new category, questions about physics. For ten points: in 1905,
who published his theory that the speed of light
in a vacuum remains the same no matter how fast one travels? Yes, Sam.
>>Einstein?>>COSTA: Einstein is right,
you’ve still got the board.>>The Force Awakens.>>COSTA:
This time for 15 points. Newton’s second law of motion
states that force equals mass times what? Yes, Isabel.>>Acceleration?
>>COSTA: Yes. And now Lincoln-Sudbury, you’ve
got the board, category?>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
The Force Awakens for 20 points. A seesaw is an example of a
simple machine called a lever. It consists of a long board
that hinges on a pivot point called a what? Yes, Sam.
>>Fulcrum?>>COSTA: Fulcrum is right,
and now Belmont, you’ve got the board back.
>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
The Force Awakens for 25 points. Named for the Swiss scientist
who formulated it, what principle states
that as the speed of a moving fluid increases, the pressure within the fluid
decreases? Yes, Lynnea.>>Bernoulli?
>>COSTA: Yes. Category, you’ve still got
the board, Belmont.>>Stick with it, please.>>COSTA:
The Force Awakens for 30 points. In 1927, who proposed that
the more precisely you measure a particle’s position, the less likely you will be able
to determine its momentum, a concept called
the uncertainty principle? Yes, Lynnea.>>Heisenberg?>>COSTA:
Yes, that is correct. And you’ll need a new category,
Belmont.>>Just the Facts.>>COSTA: Just the Facts,
this is a new category. Questions about non-fiction
literature. And for ten points:
My Life With the Chimpanzeeswas written by what
British scientist who was the first to study chimpanzees
in their natural habitat? Yes, Kevin.>>Goodall?
>>COSTA: Jane Goodall is right. You’ve still got the board,
Belmont.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 15 points. The bookI Am Malalatells
the story of a girl who fought for her right to an education
when the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley
in what country? Yes, Rahul.>>Pakistan?
>>COSTA: Yes. You’ve still got the board,
Belmont.>>Just the Facts.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 20 points. What Pulitzer Prize-winning
author co-wroteThe Autobiography of Malcolm X?Yes, Rahul.>>Haley?>>COSTA:
Alex Haley is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board.>>Just the Facts.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 25 points. The world owes a huge debt
to what father of Anne Frank, who inherited her diary
and arranged to have it published in 1947? Yes, Kevin.>>Otto Frank?
>>COSTA: Otto Frank is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board.>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
Just the Facts for 30 points. What book by H.G. Bissinger
chronicles the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers,
the winningest high school football team in Texas history? Yes, Isabel.>>Friday Night Lights?>>COSTA:
Friday Night Lightsis right. Lincoln-Sudbury,
you’ve got the board, you’ll need a new category
though.>>The Big Easy.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy, new category, questions about New Orleans. For ten points:
nicknamed Satchmo, what trumpeter from New Orleans
was one of the most influential artists in the history of jazz? Yes, Dana.>>Louis Armstrong?
>>COSTA: That is correct. You’ve still got the board,
Lincoln-Sudbury.>>Stick with it, please.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 15. Deep-fried and sprinkled
with powdered sugar, what state doughnut of Louisiana
was made famous by the Café du Monde
in New Orleans and is especially popular
during Mardi Gras? Yes, Kevin.>>Beignet?
>>COSTA: The beignet, yes. Belmont, you’ve got it back,
category?>>Stick with it.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 20 points. New Orleans was founded
by the French and later sold to the United States. For 40 years in between,
from 1763 to 1803, the city was ruled
by what country? Yes, Andrew.>>Spain.
>>COSTA: Spain is right. You’ve got the board,
And Then There’s Mod. This is a new category,
questions about modern art. For ten points: what leader
of the American Pop Art movement caused a stir in 1962
with his silkscreen entitled “Campbell’s Soup Cans?” Yes, Kevin.>>Warhol.
>>COSTA: Warhol is right. Belmont, you’ve got the board,
category?>>The Big Easy.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 25 points. During the War of 1812,
what famous French pirate put his criminal activity
on hold to fight heroically for the United States in defense
of New Orleans? (buzzer) Jean Laffitte is the answer. Belmont, you’ve still got
the board, yes, category?>>The Big Easy.>>COSTA:
The Big Easy for 30 points. OnAmerican Horror Story: Coven,
Angela Bassett plays what real-life Creole woman known as the Voodoo Queen
of New Orleans? (buzzer) Marie Laveau is the answer,
and Belmont, you’ve still got the board,
you’ll need a new category.>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA: And Then There’s Mod
for 15 points. Which of the following painters
is widely credited as the father of modern art,
and was described by Picasso as “my one and only master”? Is it A) Paul Cézanne,
B) Édouard Manet, or C) Vincent Van Gogh? (buzzer) Paul Cézanne is the answer. Belmont,
you’ve still got the board.>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA: And Then There’s Mod,
this time for 20 points. What celebrated Mexican artist
and feminist icon painted “Self-Portrait
with Cropped Hair” shortly after divorcing
her unfaithful husband, the artist Diego Rivera? Yes, Sam.>>Kahlo?
>>COSTA: Yes, Frida Kahlo. You’ve still got the board,
Belmont, category?>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA: For 25 points:
what Swiss artist is known for his spindly,
elongated sculptures, such as “Walking Man One?” (buzzer) Alberto Giacometti. And you’ve still got the board,
Belmont.>>And Then There’s Mod.>>COSTA:
This time for 30 points. Cubism emerged in Paris
between 1907 and 1914. It was principally created
by Pablo Picasso and what French artist? (buzzer) Georges Braque is the answer,
and we’ve only got the one category left,
and it’s When Doves Cry. These are questions about birds. And for ten points:
what large flightless bird that’s native to Australia
is the second tallest bird in the world, after the ostrich? Yes, Lynnea.>>Emu?>>COSTA: Emu is right. I’ll just keep on going. When Doves Cry for 15 points. InThe Rime
of the Ancient Marinerby Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
disaster on the high seas appears to be caused by the
killing of what type of bird? Yes, Rahul.>>Albatross?
>>COSTA: Albatross is right. This time for 20 points:
Bert fromSesame Streetenjoys activities such as
collecting paper clips and bottle caps, eating oatmeal,
and attending conventions for lovers of what type of bird? (buzzer) Pigeon. Get this, he even invented a
dance called “Doing the Pigeon.” How did you not know that?
No, I’m kidding. When Doves Cry for 25 points:
in theHarry Potterseries, Buckbeak is an example
of what mythical creature that has the front quarters
of an eagle and the hind quarters
of a horse? Yes, Rahul.>>Hippogriff?
>>COSTA: Hippogriff is right. And one more…
(bell dings) Oh, wanted to get
that last one in, but that ends
the category round. Score right now:
Belmont High School 570 points. Lincoln-Sudbury High
265 points. Let’s hear it for both teams. (cheers and applause) So now we head into the final
90 seconds of game play. It is the lightning round. Now teams, you get 20 points
for each correct answer, incorrect answers will cost you
20 points. The clock is set, good luck
to both teams, here we go. What national Spanish newspaper
has a title that means “the world”?>>El Mundo.
>>COSTA: Yes. What American founding father
has long been credited with inventing bifocals?>>Yes, Rahul?
>>Franklin?>>COSTA: Yes. On the pH scale,
what number designates a purely neutral…>>Seven?
>>COSTA: Yes. The story of the Norman Conquest
of England is depicted in what 11th-century…
>>COSTA: Yes. In 1830, France embarked on
imperial expansion by invading what large country
in northern Africa?>>Algeria?
>>COSTA: Yes. Plato’s Apology defends
what philosopher who was tried and executed? Megan?
>>Socrates?>>COSTA: Yes. In 2015, what actor won
an Emmy Award for playing Tyrion Lannister
onGame of Thrones?>>Dinklage?
>>COSTA: Yes. Who was the first U.S. president
to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court? (buzzer) Ronald Reagan. The ancient city of Persepolis
is located in what modern-day country?
>>COSTA: Yes. The Lewis-dot structure
of helium has how many dots?>>Two.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Italian composer wrote
the operasAidaandLa Traviata?Yes, Rahul?
>>Verdi?>>COSTA: Giuseppe Verdi. In 2015, with a knockout
by Holly Holm, what fighter had her first
MMA career loss? Yes, Kevin.>>Ronda Rousey?
>>COSTA: Ronda Rousey. What Canadian author wrote
the bestselling bookOutliers: The Story of Success?>>Gladwell?
>>COSTA: Malcolm Gladwell. What Italian Renaissance artist
painted “The Birth of Venus” and “Primavera?”>>Botticelli?
>>COSTA: Yes. (bell dings) Oh, there’s the bell
ending the round and the game. The winner in this round: Belmont High School
with a score of 770 points. The runner-up, Lincoln-Sudbury
Regional High School, 325 points. How about it, make some more
noise for these two schools. (cheers and applause) Great quarterfinal match-up. Wow. So now Belmont High School
will move on to play in the semifinals. Make sure you are back here
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