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American History jeopardy

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, May 11, 2007.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Anyone else working tonight?

    Here's the first answer of tonight's American History jeopardy thread:

    Eldredge Gerry
    George Clinton
    William D. King
    Henry Wilson
    Thomas A. Hendricks
    Garrett A. Hobart
    James S. Sherman

    These men were prominent Americans in their field.

    Some hints: If you answer, "Who are signers of the Declaration of Independence?" or, "Who are the teenaged VMI Keydets who perished at the Battle of New Market (the 143rd anniversary of which will be celebrated in Lexington on Tuesday), you'd be incorrect.

    As usual, Google searches are highly discouraged as they take the sport out of the game. You can be an asshole and answer the question that way. But where's the sport in that?

    Let's get a good thread going for those of us who have to work tonight (or for those of you scoring at home).
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Eldridge Gerry was a politician, invented the concept of gerrymandering.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Just going from memory, I know at least four of them were U.S. Vice Presidents. Is that the answer?
  4. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Who are seven people who have never been in my kitchen?
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Who are people who have been the subject of documentaries made by the person who made Sherman's March?
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    We have some answers somewhat in the ballpark, but there is something very specific that ties these men together.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Who were the founding members of Parliament/Funkadelic??
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Were they all lawyers before they became VPs?
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    We have some people standing on third base but nobody has touched home. As said, something very specific links these men.
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    What are VPOTUS who died in office?

    Gerry (Madison's), Hobart (McKinley's) and King (Pierce's) were the tipoffs.

    Do not jack with me on Presidential-esque trivia.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Oh sure, Mr. Jeopardy! gets the answer. Showoff. ;D
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Birdscribe is the winner. All died during their term of office.

    George Clinton and John C. Calhoun are the only men to be vice-president under two different presidents. Grover Cleveland's second VP was Adlai Stevenson, who I presume is the father of the guy who lost twice to Ike.

    Amazing what you can learn reading your kid's Presidents placemat.
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