>>COSTA: Coming up on
High School Quiz Show,it’s a qualifying round with
Arlington High School… (fanfare playing) (cheers and applause) Taking on Acton-Boxborough
Regional High School. (fanfare playing) (cheers and applause) That’s next on
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toHigh School Quiz Show.I’m Billy Costa,
your host, and back in November, teams
from all over Massachusetts competed at our Super Sunday
qualifying event. 17 of those teams earned a spot
in this year’s tournament. So the goal now is to become the nextHigh School Quiz Show
champion. In today’s match,
we have Acton-Boxborough
Regional High School taking on
Arlington High School. On team Acton-Boxborough,
we have Nathan, Vivek,
Basil, and Chris, with alternates
Charles and Siddarth, and coach
Susan Ervais-Bohmiller. (cheers and applause) On the Arlington team, we’ve got Peter, Nick,
Khalil, and Anshu, with alternates
Owen and Armaan, and coaches Margaret Faith
and Ed Foley. (cheers and applause) So, the competition
has four rounds: a toss-up, a head-to-head,
a category round, and a lightning round, and we’ll start
with the toss-up round. All answers
are worth ten points. This is the only round
with no point deductions for any wrong answers. So, teams, if you’re ready,
good luck, and here we go. Because it is
the fastest planet as it moves around the sun, which planet
in the solar system is named after
the Roman messenger god? Yes, Anshu.
>>Mercury.>>COSTA: Yes. What is the
largest Hindu-majority country? Yes, Basil.
>>India.>>COSTA: Yes. Long criticized for its unrealistic body
proportions, what iconic doll now comes
in three new sizes: tall, petite, and curvy? Yes, Basil.
>>Barbie.>>COSTA: Yes. Originally
from the Latinsexta hora,meaning “sixth hour,”
what Spanish word refers to a midday nap? Yes, Basil.>>Siesta.
>>COSTA: Yes. Okay, take a look
at your screens. Pictured here is a farm
in what U.S. state that is the nation’s
top producer of potatoes? Yes, Chris.>>Idaho.
>>COSTA: Yes. What light-sensitive tissue located in the inner eye contains photoreceptors
for light and color? Yes, Peter.
>>The retina.>>COSTA: Yes.
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears,
and sweat.” Winston Churchill said this
on May 10, 1940, just three days after replacing
what prime minister? Yes, Vivek.
>>Neville Chamberlain.>>COSTA: Yes. The Danube River rises
in the mountains of what national forest
in Western Germany? Basil.
>>The Black Forest.>>COSTA: Yes.
Known as the king of the three-point shot,
in 2016, what Golden State Warrior became the first player
to win the NBA Most Valuable Player
Award unanimously? Yes, Basil.
Yes, Steph Curry. Take a look at your screens,
your next question is coming up right now.>>Hello, my name
is Bruce Arena, I’m the head coach of
the New England Revolution, and here’s my question: Based in Northern England
and nicknamed the Red Devils, what Premier League team has won
a record 20 league titles?>>COSTA: Yes, Basil.
>>Manchester United.>>COSTA: That is correct. What annual event
celebrated on April 22 marks the anniversary
of the birth of the modern
environmental movement in 1970? Yes, Nathan.
>>Earth Day.>>COSTA: Yes.
What author ofBreakfast at Tiffany’s
wanted Marilyn Monroe to star as Holly Golightly
in the 1961 film adaptation, but she turned the offer down? Yes, Basil.
>>Truman Capote.>>COSTA: Yes.
Your direct maternal line can be traced through
your mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondria are found in
what gel-like part of the cell? Yes, Khalil.
>>Cytoplasm.>>COSTA: Yes. According
toU.S. News and World Report,which of the following costs
grew the most from 2003 to 2013? Was it A. medical care,
B. housing, or C. college tuition? Yes, Anshu.
>>College tuition.>>COSTA: That is correct. I’ve got a math question now. An obtuse angle is any angle that is greater
than how many degrees? Yes, Khalil.
>>90 degrees.>>COSTA: Correct.
What river– the longest in Ireland,
by the way– touches 17 counties
and forms three lakes before emptying
into the Atlantic Ocean? (buzzer) The River Shannon
is the answer there. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
gave a historic speech titled “I Have a Dream”
at the National Mall August 28 of what year? Yes, Basil.
>>1963.>>COSTA: Yes. Name the only
country with coastlines on both the Mediterranean Sea
and the Black Sea. Chris.
A star’s brightness as seen from Earth is called apparent magnitude. A star’s true brightness
in space is called
what type of magnitude? Yes, Peter.
>>True magnitude.>>COSTA: No. You want to try,
>>Absolute magnitude.>>COSTA: Yes.
What U.S. president granted Richard Nixon
a full pardon for any crimes he may have
committed while in office? Yes, Basil.
>>Gerald Ford.>>COSTA: Correct. Which of the
following Greek goddesses won the golden apple
in a beauty contest known as the Judgment of Paris? Was it A. Aphrodite, B. Hera,
or C. Athena? Yes, Chris.
Two years after it exposed the Social Security numbers
of nearly 150 million people, what credit bureau agreed to a $700 million settlement
in 2019? Peter.
The main constituent in many forms of plaster, what is
the second-softest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale,
after talc? Yes, Peter.
>>Gypsum.>>COSTA: Yes. Name the
only Eastern European language that is
a major Romance language. Yes, Nick.
Math question: a fridge contains
eight oranges, eight apples,
and eight pears. You randomly select two fruits,
one after the other. In lowest terms,
what is the probability of selecting two different kinds
of fruit in a row? Yes, Anshu.
>>One-ninth. No. You want to try,
>>7/69.>>COSTA: No, it would be
16 out of 23, or 70%. In 2019,
Marvel Studios released its first superhero film with a woman
in the sole title role, with what actress playing
Captain Marvel? Yes, Vivek.
>>Brie Larson.>>COSTA: That is correct.
In the children’s bookThe Very Hungry Caterpillar,a caterpillar eats
increasing quantities of food over seven days. On the first day, Monday,
he eats what red fruit? Yes, Basil.
In May 2019, what U.S. Treasury secretary refused a request
from House Democrats to hand over President Trump’s
tax returns? Yes, Basil.
>>Steven Mnuchin.>>COSTA: Yes.
Each amino acid… (bell ringing)
Oh, there’s the bell that will end the toss-up round. The score right now: Acton-Boxborough, 180 points. Arlington High School,
80 points. How about it, folks? (cheers and applause) Okay, the head-to-head round
is next. First, we’d like
to get to know the players, the contestants,
a little bit better. We have a question,
and I’m going to start with Acton-Boxborough,
and you, Nathan. So I ask: what actor or actress
would you want to play you if they ever made a movie
about your life?>>I think I would want
Matthew Timmons to play me, because I liked his performance
as Woody Fink on the sitcom
Suite Life on Deck.>>COSTA: Wow.
Vivek, how about you?>>I would want Adrian R’Mante
to play me, because I enjoyed
his performance as Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya
de la Rosa Ramirez on the sitcom
Suite Life of Zack and Cody.>>COSTA: So did we all, right?
(laughter) We really did. Basil, how about you?>>I think I would want
Dylan Sprouse to play me, because I enjoyed
his performance as Zack Martin on bothThe Suite Life
of Zack and CodyandSuite Life on Deck.>>COSTA (laughing):
I can’t wait, Chris. (laughter)>>I would like Cole Sprouse
to play me in a movie about my life, because he is
Dylan Sprouse’s twin.>>COSTA: Of course he is.
Arlington High, you’ve had a couple of minutes
to think about it. Peter, how about you? The movie’s all about you–
who’s playing you?>>I would like
Liam Hemsworth to play me, because I really liked his performance as Gale
inThe Hunger Games,and you can’t go wrong
with a Hemsworth, can you?>>COSTA: You really can’t
go wrong with a Hemsworth. Nick?>>I’d like Matt Damon
to play me, because he’s from the area and
went to high school with my mom.>>COSTA: Oh, cool. Khalil,
how about you?>>Probably Tom Holland–
he’s a big inspiration of mine, and I really like his work.>>COSTA: Okay, and Anshu.>>Probably Kumail Nanjiani, because he’s funny and he’s in
a couple of movies I like.>>COSTA: Cool. I don’t want
to make a big deal about it. People say Brad Pitt
should play me. (laughter) I’m just throwing it out there. All right, we’re ready
for the head-to-head round. You guys ready? All you have to do
is come on down and we’re gonna go
head to head. Here we go! (cheers and applause) Okay, we’re about
to go head to head. I have Arlington High School
to my left, Acton-Boxborough
Regional High School to my right. Hey, guys,
why don’t you shake hands, and we’ll get started
in this round. As a reminder, you get
ten points for correct answers. Incorrect answers
will cost you ten points. And you can buzz in at any time. So, the clock
is set at 90 seconds, and here we go. In 1789,
the French Revolution began with the storming
of what Paris…>>The Bastille.
>>COSTA: Yes. Hazel Grace Lancaster is the narrator
of what John Green novel?>>The Fault in Our Stars.
>>COSTA: Yes. What U.S. state is home to
Everglades National… yes.>>Florida.
>>COSTA: Yes. In July 2019, what polarizing politician
became the new prime minister
of the United Kingdom? Yes?
>>Blair– oh, wait.>>COSTA: No, Boris Johnson. What famous inventor was known
as the Wizard of Menlo Park?>>Thomas Edison.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Shakespeare play opens with a trio of witches?>>Macbeth.
>>COSTA: Yes. What Massachusetts city
is home to a seaside mansion known
as the House of Seven Gables? (buzzer)
Salem, Massachusetts. The Great Bear constellation
is also known by what two-word… yes.
>>Ursa Major.>>COSTA: Yes.
In 2019, after mass protests, Ricardo Rosselló resigned as the governor…
>>Puerto Rico.>>COSTA: Yes.
Which member of the Beatles sings lead vocal
on “Octopus’s Garden” and “Yellow Submarine”? Yes.
>>John Lennon.>>COSTA: No, Ringo Starr. A typical human body cell
has how many chromosomes? Yes.
>>46.>>COSTA: Yes. What is Australia’s
only island state? (buzzer)
Tasmania. What Russian leader was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for his efforts
to end the Cold War?>>Mikhail Gorbachev.
>>COSTA: Yes. Schoolboys
stranded on an island descend into savagery in what William Golding…
yes.>>Lord of the Flies.
>>COSTA: Yes. A deep ocean of liquid water…
(bell rings) Oh, and that is the bell, ending the head-to-head round,
round two. Take a look at the scores
right now. Acton-Boxborough, 240 points. Arlington High School right now,
100 points. Let’s hear it for both teams. (cheers and applause) Okay, next up
is the category round, with the following categories: Who’s on First,
The Longest Day, Wild Things,
Pulp Fiction, About Alliteration,
and Ocean State. Now, each category
has five questions with increasing point values. Players, yes, 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. So, Arlington, you’ve got some ground
to make up. You get to choose
the first category. What’s it going to be?>>Ocean State for ten,
please.>>COSTA: Okay, Ocean State.
And here we go. These are questions
about Rhode Island. For ten points: What founder of Rhode Island
was a staunch advocate of religious tolerance and
separation of church and state? Yes, Basil.
>>Williams.>>COSTA: Roger Williams,
correct. You’ve got the board,
Acton-Boxborough. Category?>>We’ll take Pulp Fiction
for ten points, please.>>COSTA: Pulp Fiction. These are questions about
graphic novels and comics. And, for ten points, in a series of books
by Dav Pilkey, two troublemakers
named George and Harold turn their school principal,
Mr. Krupp, into a dim-witted superhero
named what? Yes, Khalil.
>>Captain Underpants.>>COSTA: That is correct. You’ve got the board,
Arlington– category.>>Ocean State for 15, please.>>COSTA: Back to Ocean State
for 15 points. In 2018, public school students
sued Rhode Island’s governor and education officials for failing to teach
which of the following? Was it A. climate change,
B. civics, or C. evolution? Yes, Nathan.
>>B.>>COSTA: B. civics is correct. You get the board,
Acton-Boxborough. Category?>>The Longest Day
for ten points, please.>>COSTA: All right. The Longest Day–
questions about D-Day. For ten points: The D-Day invasion
at Normandy was the largest amphibious
attack in history. It took place
on June 6 of what year? Yes, Peter.
>>1944.>>COSTA: That is correct, and you get the board,
>>Ocean State for 20, please.>>COSTA:
Okay, 20 points here. Rhode Island was
the first American colony to take military action
against England. In 1772, they attacked
theHMS Gaspeein what bay located
between Newport and Providence? (buzzer) Narragansett Bay
is the answer. Arlington,
you’ve still got the board. Category?
>>Wild Things for ten, please.>>COSTA: Wild Things. These are questions
about animals, and, for ten points, also known as Danaus plexippus,
what type of milkweed butterfly is known
for its orange and black wings and its long annual migrations? Yes, Nathan.
and now you’ve got the board, Acton-Boxborough–
category?>>Who’s on First for ten,
please.>>COSTA: Who’s on First. Questions about baseball. For ten points: The Curse of the Bambino dates from December 26, 1919,
when the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth’s contract
for $100,000 to what team that had
never won a World Series? Yes, Nathan.>>The Yankees.
>>COSTA: New York Yankees. You’ve still got the board, Acton-Boxborough. >>About Alliteration
for ten, please.>>COSTA: Okay. All answers are
alliterative phrases. For ten points, what former
film and television actress is the first American to marry into the British royal
family since 1937? Yes, Nathan.
Meghan Markle is correct. You’ve got the board.
Category?>>Pulp Fiction for 15 points,
15 points at stake. What irreverent and highly
influential satirical magazine that gave the world
Alfred E. Neuman effectively ceased operations
in 2019, after a 67-year run? Peter.
Madmagazine is right. Arlington,
you get the board. Category.>>Wild Things for 15.
>>COSTA: Okay. And, for 15 points:
The term “big cat” applies only to lions, tigers,
jaguars, and leopards. They’re defined
by their unique ability to do which of the following? A. hunt in groups, B. swim,
or C. roar. Yes, Nathan.
>>C.>>COSTA: Roar is correct.
You get the board, Acton-Boxborough–
category.>>Pulp Fiction for 20,
please.>>COSTA: 20 points. In Frank Miller’s
The Dark Knight Returns,Batman comes out of retirement to fight
two of his greatest enemies: the Joker and what villain
whose real name is Harvey Dent? Basil.
Two-Face is correct. You’ve got the board.
Category?>>The Longest Day
for 15 points, please.>>COSTA: Okay.
15 points. As supreme commander
of Allied forces, what general was charged
with planning and carrying out the D-Day invasion? Nathan.
>>Eisenhower.>>COSTA: Dwight D. Eisenhower
is correct. You’ve still got the board.
Category?>>Who’s on First, 15, please.>>COSTA: Okay, 15 points. What is currently
the only Canadian team in Major League Baseball? Yes, Vivek.
>>Toronto Blue Jays.>>COSTA: That is correct. You’ve still got the board,
>>About Alliteration.>>COSTA: For 15 points. Played by Gene Hackman in the 1978 filmSuperman,what evil genius
is Superman’s archenemy? Yes, Peter.
>>Lex Luthor.>>COSTA: Correct.
And you get the board now, Arlington.
Category.>>The Longest Day for 20,
please.>>COSTA: Longest Day,
20 points. D-Day was originally
planned for June 5. Which of the following caused the invasion
to be delayed by one day? Was it A. faulty communications
equipment, B. bad weather, or C. a disagreement
about the attack sequence? Yes, Vivek.
B. bad weather is correct. Acton-Boxborough,
you get the board. Category.
>>Who’s on First.>>COSTA: Okay, 20 points. Barry Bonds holds the record
for career home runs. But he’s alleged to have used
P.E.Ds., which stands for what? Chris.
>>Performance-enhancing drugs.>>COSTA: Yes.
And you’ve still got the board, Acton-Boxborough.
for 20 points, please.>>COSTA: Okay.
And for 20 points, the first major animal story
in children’s literature, what 1877 novel by Anna Sewell is written from
the perspective of a horse? Nick.
>>Black Beauty.>>COSTA: That is correct, and you get the board,
>>The Longest Day for 25.>>COSTA: And here we go. On D-Day,
nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches
of Normandy. The majority were from
the United States, Britain, and what third country? Yes, Basil.
>>Canada.>>COSTA: Canada is right. You get the board back,
>>We’re switching to Ocean State for 25 points,
Thank you, 25 points. David Byrne, James Franco,
and Seth MacFarlane are alums of what prominent
art school founded in Providence in 1877? Yes, Chris.>>Rhode Island
School of Design.>>COSTA: Yes, RISD. And you still get
to keep the board, so I’ll need a category.>>Wild Things for 20 points,
please.>>COSTA: And for 20 points: Creatures with a segmented body
and jointed appendages, such as insects,
belong to what phylum that makes up more than 80%
of all animal species? Yes, Basil.
Yes, that is correct. You still
get to keep the board, Acton-Boxborough.
Category.>>Who’s on First
for 25 points, please.>>COSTA: And here we go. Named after the winningest
pitcher in Major League history, what annual award
honors the best pitcher in each of
the two Major Leagues, the American League
and the National League? Chris.
>>The Cy Young Award.>>COSTA: Cy Young is correct. You’ve still got the board,
Acton-Boxborough.>>About Alliteration for 25,
please.>>COSTA: For 25 points. According to
Billboardmagazine, the song and dance sensation
“The Twist” is the biggest chart hit
of all time. It was released in 1960
by what early rock ‘n’ roller? (buzzer) Chubby Checker. Chubby Checker. You still get to keep the board,
Acton-Boxborough. Category?>>We’ll take
Pulp Fiction for 25, please.>>COSTA: Okay,
and for 25 points. When Wonder Woman premiered
in 1941, Steve Trevor
didn’t realize Wonder Woman was actually his secretary,
using what first and last name? Yes, Anshu.>>Diane… (buzzer)>>COSTA: You want to try,
Acton-Boxborough? Diana Prince is the answer. You still have the board, Acton-Boxborough.
(bell rings) But that’s the bell
ending the category round. And the score right now: Acton-Boxborough
with a score of 495 points, Arlington High School,
145 points. How about it, everybody? (cheers and applause) Okay, we are headed into the final 90 seconds
of game play, the lightning round, and you will get 20 points
for each correct answer, but incorrect answers will cost you 20 points
in this round. So the clock is set. Good luck, teams,
and here we go. From 1271 to 1295, what Venetian
merchant and adventurer traveled from Europe to… Peter.
>>Marco Polo.>>COSTA: Yes.
How many lines are there in a traditional English sonnet? Yes, Chris.
Because it was the middle colony of the original 13 colonies, what is nicknamed
the Keystone State? Yes, Anshu.
>>Virginia.>>COSTA: No, Pennsylvania. The Berlin Wall went up in 1961 and came down in what year? Yes, Nick.
Tolstoy was partly inspired to write what novel after
a friend’s mistress threw… Yes, Basil.
>>Anna Karenina.>>COSTA: Yes. What is
the third-most common gas found in the air we breathe? Yes, Basil.
What annual event in May has been called “the two most
exciting minutes in sports”? Yes, Basil.
>>The Kentucky Derby.>>COSTA: Yes.
What major river of South Asia flows through Pakistan and… Yes, Peter.>>The Ganges. >>COSTA: No, the Indus River. From 1969 to 1974, what
country was led by Golda Meir? Yes, Basil.
Which of the four subtractive primary colors is named for a town
in Northern Italy? Yes, Nick.
>>Burgundy.>>COSTA: No, magenta.
Montego Bay is one of the largest cities
in what Caribbean island nation? Yes, Peter.
>>The Dominican Republic.>>COSTA: No, Jamaica. South Carolina
was the first state to secede from the Union. What was the second? Yes, Basil.
>>Texas.>>COSTA: No, Mississippi. What emperor was in power when two-thirds of Rome
was destroyed… (bell ringing)
Oh, that’s the bell ending the round
and ending the match. The winner of this week:
Acton-Boxborough with 575 points. (cheers and applause) Arlington High School,
105 points. How about it?
Congratulations to both teams for a great round. Now, Acton-Boxborough
Regional High will now advance
to the quarterfinals, where they will play against the winner
of the South High-Weston match. That’s next week
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