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QUESTIONS:

1 Back in the days when long-distance messages were sent by telegraph, the first commercial telegraph station in the Bay Area was located where?

2 What is the 11-letter Italian word for “goodbye” or “until we meet again”?

3 VISUAL:  One of this year’s movie blockbusters has grossed over $300 million worldwide since its release a month ago. Give the title of this science-fiction film based on a 1965 book by Frank Herbert.

4 VISUAL:  Which 19th-century showman, businessman and politician said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”?

5 What are the only three numbers used to keep score in a game of tennis?

6 A sesquicentennial event happens every how many years?

7 The country of Greece is bounded on three sides by what three seas?

8 What football stadium has hosted the most Super Bowl games?

9 VISUAL:  On Jan. 30, 1969, the Beatles stood on the rooftop of their Apple headquarters in central London, and made a film and a live recording with what title?

10 This bitter substance scraped from the bark of cinchona trees in the Andes was the first effective treatment for malaria. Today, some adults drink it as a tonic mixed with gin. What is it?    

BONUS QUESTION: 

VISUAL:  She learned French, German, Greek and Latin; mastered Shakespeare; published 14 books and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1904, in spite of her two major disadvantages suffered from a childhood illness. Give her name and identify her two major disabilities.

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ANSWERS:

1 Telegraph Hill, home of the Coit Tower.

2 Arrivederci

3 Dune

4 Phineas T. Barnum, co-founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

5 15, 30, 40

6 150 years

7 Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean

8 New Orleans Superdome

9 Let It Be

10 Quinine

BONUS ANSWER: Helen Keller, deaf and blind since early childhood.

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