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Princeton Quiz Bowl Tournament


Quiz Bowl is writing and hosting the first-ever Princeton Quiz Bowl Tournament on April 27 and 28. Sign your team up now for a chance to win over $500 in prizes and prove your school spirit! Sponsored by Alcohol Initiative, College Community Fund, Projects Board.

All participants should skim the tournament information.

Complete rules are available here.

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Sample Tossups:

This alumnus died of a heart attack while reading the Princeton Alumni Weekly. He was played by Tom Hiddleston in "Midnight in Paris." Though he later said that he could have been more comfortable in Quad, this man bickered Cottage. Characters this author created include Dick Diver, Amory Blaine, Daisy Buchanan and Nick Carraway. FTP, name this husband of Zelda, the author of "Tender is the Night," "This Side of Paradise" and "The Great Gatsby."
ANSWER: F. Scott Fitzgerald

This member of the Class of 1985 currently runs the "Let's Move!" anti-childhood-obesity campaign. At Princeton she was heavily involved with the Third World Center instead of the eating clubs. This sociology major's senior thesis was based on a survey of 89 black alumni and titled "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community;" that thesis would be a source of controversy during the 2008 presidential election. FTP, name this alumna, the current First Lady of the United States.
ANSWER: Michelle Obama

Sample Bonuses:

F. Scott Fitzgerald never actually graduated from Princeton. Name some other people who failed to graduate, FTPE.
[10] This 35th president was at Princeton for six weeks before illness forced him to take it easy and transfer to Harvard.
ANSWER: John F. Kennedy [accept JFK]
[10] After leaving Princeton, this billionaire studied martial arts before returning to Gotham City to fight criminals like Catwoman, Two-Face and the Joker.
ANSWER: Bruce Wayne [accept Batman]
[10] This playwright may have been expelled for throwing a beer bottle through Woodrow Wilson's window. He wrote "The Hairy Ape," "The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
ANSWER: Eugene O'Neill

FTPE, answer some more questions about Michelle Obama.
[10] Name her older brother, who played basketball at Princeton and coached Brown before getting his current position at Oregon State. He bears a startling resemblance to his sister.
ANSWER: Craig Robinson
[10] Obama earned her J.D. from this institution in 1988, three years before her husband got his from the same school.
ANSWER: Harvard Law School
[10] In 2002, the Third World Center was renamed after the first African-American administrator in the Ivy League. Give the new name for the Center, which occupies a building at 58 Prospect Avenue.
ANSWER: Carl A. Fields Center

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