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– Hi there, and welcome to WCMU’s Quiz Central We’re giving away trophies tonight in the Gold Division, and our two contestants come from Northern Michigan Christian in McBain and Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, so sit back and relax, it’s time to play Quiz Central (upbeat music) – [Narrator] Support for Quiz Central is provided by the CMU Bookstore T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, maroon and gold memories, and an official outfitter of Adidas apparel at the Central Michigan University-owned and operated CMU Bookstore Online shopping seven days a week at cmubookstore.com, on campus at the University Center, and game day locations at Kelly/Shorts Stadium and the John G Kalhuvi Events Center (upbeat music) – [Steve] Good luck to both of our teams Let’s play Quiz Central (bell dings) – Chopin? – [Steve] Correct All right, your next toss-up (bell dings) – “The Lottery.” – [Steve] Right (bell dings) – “The Stranger.” – [Steve] You are correct Traverse City Central hangs on, they are our season champions – Hi there, and thanks for tuning into Quiz Central, I’m your host, Steve Smith, and, as I mentioned, this is our Gold Division Championship game Our two contestants are Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart and Northern Michigan Christian out of McBain They are a handful of remaining teams, we started out with 48 this season The four divisions are based on the size of the school, each division will have a champion, and one of those teams will become this season’s overall winner And what are they vying for? They’re vying for scholarships from Central Michigan University, which Rick Westover will tell us more about (rapid percussion) – [Rick] The four starters and three alternates of the division championship teams will each receive a two-year, $4,000 room-and-board scholarship from Central Michigan University Residence Life In addition, four lucky Quiz Central seniors will receive textbook scholarships from the CMU Bookstore And a special thanks to CMU Enrollment and Student Services, which provides lunch for our contestants and their traveling party – All right, everybody get ready to play along at home as we jump right into the Maroon & Gold round The Maroon & Gold round gives you two minutes to answer questions quickly and correctly If the team ringing in misses the question, the opposing team will have a chance to respond There is no talking among team members and correct answers are worth 10 points Good luck to both of our teams, you’ve worked hard to get here, we wish you the best of luck, let’s play Quiz Central What singer of “Fire on Fire,” who announced in September 2019 that their pronouns are “they/them”– (bell rings) Madelon, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Sam Smith – [Steve] That’s correct What war ceded Silesia to Prussia, and affirmed Maria Theresa’s right to rule? – [Lesley] Buzz, buzz (bell dings) – [Steve] I’m sorry? – Um, the War of Austrian Succession? – [Steve] That is correct What evil character poses as the sea captain, Julio Sham, and the gym teacher, Coach Genghis, while trying to steal the Baudelaire children’s inheritance? (bell dings) – [Steve] Go ahead, Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Count Olaf? – [Steve] That’s right Canadian geologist J. Tuzo Wilson first theorized what type of strike slip fault in which two plates move horizontally relative to each other? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Transform? – [Steve] That’s correct What quantity, whose conservation is the basis of Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule, can be measured in coulombs and is zero for neutral particles? Next question Leaders of what political party included John Major, and a woman who took a hard line against a 1984 miners’ strike, the Iron Lady, (bell dings) Margaret Thatcher Luke, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – The Conservative Party? – [Steve] That’s right The Syr Darya flows into the remnants of what Central Asian body of water that shrunk drastically in the 20th century? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – The Dead Sea? – [Steve] I’m sorry? – Dead Sea? – Nope, I’m sorry, Northern Michigan Christian? Okay, we’ll come back to that What instrument was played by swing band leader Benny Goodman, and is single-reed woodwind whose body is often black? (bell dings) Madelon, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Clarinet – [Steve] That’s right What actor played the title role in a 2018 film in which his character is a San Francisco reporter who becomes exposed to (bell dings) an alien–Jenna, Northern Michigan Christian – Venom – [Steve] Nope, I’m sorry, incorrect He becomes exposed (two bells ding) to an alien symbiote–go ahead, Madelon – Tom Hardy – [Steve] That is correct, okay So, we start out fast there for Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, we have a score of 70 to nothing at this point Let’s revisit those last questions, the quantity that we were looking at was the electric charge, and the Syr Daria flows into the remnants of the Aral Sea Okay, again, a good start to the game, and now, let’s find out a little bit more about these people behind the brains and their knowledge Northern Michigan Christian, we’ll turn to you first, hi there, Kendrick – Hi, I’m Kendrick, I go to NMC, I play three sports, and I love hunting and fishing

– Hi, I’m Jenna, I’m a junior at NMC, and I like writing, music, and I participate in drama – Hi, I’m Garrett Langton, I’m a senior at NMC, I’m the captain of the Quizbowl team, and the president of NHS – I’m Nick Huger, I’m a junior at NMC, I play basketball, soccer, and I’m also on NHS – All right, nice to meet all of you Northern Michigan Christian’s alternates are Aria Cuccinello and Wesley Crull – Corell, rather They’re coached by Dave VanHaitsma Let’s give ’em a nice round of applause (clapping) All right, and now over to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, how are you today, Wyatt? – I’m good I’m Wyatt, I’m a junior at Sacred Heart, and I do baseball, football, and Model UN – Hi, I’m Madelon, I’m a senior at Sacred Heart, I’m the vice president of NHS, I’m in band, choir, and science Olympiad, and I was first-team All-Conference in golf this year – Hi, I’m Lesley Armah, I’m a senior at Sacred Heart, I do cross country, track, science Olympiad, and model UN – I’m Luke Pramuka, I’m a senior at Sacred Heart, I run cross country and track, and I also play basketball – All right, welcome to Quiz Central The alternates for Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart are Angeline Petras-Gourley, Hunter Goffnett, and Nick Cataldo The team’s coaches are Kathryn Hausbeck and Jenny Arnold Let’s welcome them to Quiz Central (clapping) And with that, we’ll jump right back into the action with the kickoff round (rapid percussion) The kickoff round is a combination of toss up and bonus questions The team that correctly answers a toss up question will be asked a bonus, stumble on the bonus, and we go back to a toss up question for both teams Toss up questions need an individual response, but team members can consult on the bonuses Captains remember that the answers must come from you on the bonuses, unless you defer to a colleague Here is your first toss up question In Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World,” residents of the world state receive rations of what fictional drug (bell dings) with a four-letter name? Garrett, Northern Michigan Christian – Soma – [Steve] That’s correct, here is your bonus What poet, who used the image of a drooping star in the west in his “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” includes lilacs in his “Leaves of Grass”? – Whitman – That’s right Both teams on a toss up What colony was governed in the 1670s by William Berkeley, who was targeted by Bacon’s Rebellion? (bell dings) Luke, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Virginia? – That’s right, here is your bonus What general, who relieved Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and led the U.S Seventh Army in Sicily, once slapped two shell-shocked soldiers? – (whispering) MacArthur MacArthur? – [Steve] Nope, I’m sorry, Patton was the correct general This is a toss up, the Dardanelles Strait runs south of what peninsula in western Turkey that was the site of a disastrous Allied landing during World War I? That’s Gallipoli Next toss up question What six-time pro bowler who left the Green Bay Packers in 2019 to sign with the Los Angeles Rams– (bell dings) Kendrick, Northern Michigan Christian – Clay Matthews – [Steve] That’s right, here’s your bonus In what city did Toni Preckwinkle lose a 2019 mayoral election to Lori Lightfoot, who is the first openly gay mayor in this midwestern city’s history? – Chicago? – [Steve] You got it right All right, toss up question for both teams to play What name was shared by a king nicknamed the Universal Spider, and another French king, who led the Seventh Crusade and was canonized as a saint? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Louis? – [Steve] That’s right And a bonus Since 2007, Daniel Ortega has served as president of what Latin American country? Need an answer – Venezuela – [Steve] Nicaragua Okay, next question What author wrote, “The horror, the horror!” as the dying words of the traitor, Kurtz, in “Heart of Darkness”? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Conrad – [Steve] That’s right And another bonus Lewis Cass and Stephen Douglas supported what policy, which proposed letting citizens of newly created states vote on whether to allow slavery? – Yeah, sure – The Three-Fifths Compromise – Nope, it is popular sovereignty Another toss up question What landmark, outside of which is a marker used to measure distances to Paris, featured a stained glass rose window that survived an April 2019 fire? (bell dings) Luke, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Uh, the Cathedral of Notre Dame? – [Steve] That is correct And another bonus What musician’s 2018 album “Be the Cowboy” produced the singles “Geyser” and “Nobody”? Answer?

– No answer – [Steve] All right, that’s Mitski Another toss up question Most fish excrete excess nitrogen in the form of what pungent gas that is synthesized in the Haber Bosch process, and has molecular formula NH3? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Ammonia? – [Steve] That’s right, here’s your bonus The cell walls of fungi are composed primarily of what polymer that is also the primary structural component of insect exoskeletons? Answer? – Cellulose? – [Steve] Nope, chitin – All right (bell dings) – [Steve] Next toss up question, that one will stay on hold, okay Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, 120, Northern Michigan Christian, 40 That’ll take us to our first break of the game, and when we come back, we’ll see if either team can score a perfect 10, so don’t go away (light bouncy music) – I took astronomy from Carl Sagan, in 1977 The guy had a huge influence on me (light bouncy music) “Cosmos” on PBS was Carl Sagan’s lectures with fabulous graphics (cheering) – [Announcer] Welcome Bill Nye the Science Guy – PBS and I are a perfect match It’s just wonderful programming, not just for kids, but for all of us (crowd cheering) – Carry on, carry on! – Oh my god! (yelling) – [Bill] Don’t you people have school to work on? (rhythmic percussion) – [Woman’s Voiceover] Today, children have more ways to learn and grow than ever before But in rural areas of our country, millions don’t have access to high speed internet For these families, television is often their only source of educational programming The new PBS Kids 24/7 channel is available for those who need it most, providing content that’s proven to build important skills for every child (rhythmic percussion) – Welcome back to Quiz Central, and the Perfect Ten round (rapid percussion) Teams, the Perfect Ten gives you 60 seconds to answer 10 questions from your choice of clues to three categories The opposing team gets 30 seconds to tackle all unasked, missed, or passed questions Sacred Heart, you have the lead, so Northern Michigan Christian, you’ll be going first today Your selection of categories are: “O, a musical category,” “White light,” and “Good names, good words, and good book.” “O, a musical category,” “White light,” and “Good names, good words, and good book.” Which one would you like? – “Good names, good words, and good books.” – [Steve] All right And the actual category is “Bible books.” Give these words or names that are also books of the Bible First name of Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg? – Ruth – [Steve] Yes A tree that names a California national park? – Pass – [Steve] Obscure title character of a Thomas Hardy novel? – Jeremiah? – [Steve] Nope Stage last name of Budapest singer George? – Micah? – [Steve] Nope First name of Robinson Crusoe author Defoe? – Daniel – [Steve] Yep Former German currency? – Mark – [Steve] Yep Roman emperor who succeeded Vespasian? – Titus – [Steve] Yep Brand of cookies now known as famous? – Amos – [Steve] Yep Bullfrog described in the Three Dog Night song– – Jeremiah – [Steve] Yeah And spreadsheet application developed by Apple? – No answer – [Steve] Okay (bell dings) All right, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart You have 30 seconds to give these words or names that are also books of the Bible A tree that names a California national park? – Defer to Luke – Joshua? – [Steve] That’s right – Judah – [Steve] Obscure title character of a Thomas Hardy novel? – Defer to Lesley – Jude – [Steve] Yep Stage last name of Budapest singer George? – Ezra – [Steve] Yeah And spreadsheet application developed by Apple? – Numbers – Numbers – [Steve] You got it right! (laughing) Okay, there we go So we have two categories left there This time it will be Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart’s choice, and those two remaining categories are: “O, a musical category,” and “White light.” Which one would you like? – I’m good with either Should we go musical? – [Luke] You know musicals – Okay, “O, a musical.” – [Steve] Okay, “music, music, o” is your actual category Give these Italian musical terms that end with the letter “O.” Dynamic marking meaning soft? – Piano – Start with “O.” – Piano, piano– – Piano – [Steve] Yep – Ends with “O.” – Oh – [Steve] Wind instrument pitched an octave higher than the flute? – Piccolo – [Steve] Yep Technique of plucking a bowed instrument?

– Staccato – [Steve] Nope Lowest female vocal range? – Alto – [Steve] Yep Smoothly, as opposed to staccato? – Tenuto? – [Steve] Nope Tempo marking that means “with fire”? – Allegro – [Steve] Nope A gradual increase in volume? – Crescendo – [Steve] That’s right High vocal register that uses the head voice instead of the chest voice? – Sop– – Falsetto, falsetto – Falsetto – [Steve] Yes A gradual slowing down in tempo? – Crescendo No, a slowing down, mm, I don’t know – Retardo – [Steve] Uh, nope, I can’t accept that Tempo marking meaning “majestically”? – Adagio – [Steve] No Okay Northern Michigan Christian, you have 30 seconds on the clock now Give these Italian musical terms that end with the letter “O.” Technique of plucking a bowed instrument? – Pass – [Steve] Smoothly, as opposed to staccato? – Legato – [Steve] Right Tempo marking that means “with fire”? – Marcato? – [Steve] Nope A gradual slowing down in tempo? – Ritardando – [Steve] That is correct And tempo marking meaning “majestically”? – Magnifico? – [Steve] Nope, “maestoso” would’ve been the correct answer The tempo marking that means “fire” is “con fuoco,” and the technique of plucking a bowed instrument is “pizzicato.” All right, so that gets us through the Perfect Ten round, and a fun one it was, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart maintains your lead, 210 to 120, so you know where we stand, and that doesn’t stop us, we’re rolling on now with the Homestretch Round (rapid percussion) The Homestretch Round takes us back to a combination of toss up and bonus questions I’ll ask a toss up question, the team that answers correctly will be asked a bonus An incorrect answer on a bonus question will take us back to a toss up question for both teams Here’s your first question of the round The Beverage Report laid the groundwork for the founding of what British healthcare system established in 1948? That was the National Health Service, or NHS What facilities, which Aleksander Solzhenitsyn likened to an archipelago, were the Soviet Union’s forced labor camps often found in Siberia? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart? – Gestapo? – [Steve] Nope, sorry, incorrect, Northern Michigan Christian? They were known as gulags Nathan Zuckerman is a recurring character in the novels of what author of “The Human Stain” and “American Pastoral,” who died in 2018? That person is Philip Roth What mountain range, whose highest peaks, including Cloudveil Dome, are in the Cathedral Group, lends its name to a grand national park in Wyoming? (bell dings) Kendrick, Northern Michigan Christian – Grand Teton? – [Steve] That’s correct, and here is your bonus question What peak was the namesake of a group of 12 Greek gods, and was the home to the principal gods in Greek mythology? – Mount Olympus? – [Steve] That’s right Back to both teams What explorer, who led three expeditions that were guided by Kit Carson, was the first presidential candidate of the Republican party? (bell dings) Kendrick, Northern Michigan Christian – Abe Lincoln – [Steve] Nope, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart? The answer there is John Frémont Another toss up The names of an ensemble founded by Yo-Yo Ma, and of Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, both refer to what ancient trade route named for a textile? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart? – The Silk Road? – [Steve] That’s right, here’s your bonus What quantity, which for sulfur and sulfuric acid is plus six, is calculated by treating all bonds in a molecule as if they were ionic? Gonna need an answer – Oxidation number – [Steve] You got it right Okay, both teams What text, the subject of a commentary by Proclus, consists of 13 books, contains the parallel postulate, and is attributed to Euclid? (bell dings) (Steve stutters) Go ahead, Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – “The Principles of Mathematics”? – [Steve] Nope, I’m sorry, incorrect, Northern Michigan Christian That would be Euclid’s “Elements.” All right, in August 2019, 80 people were killed in an ISIS bombing of what type of event in Kabul? (bell dings) That was a wedding Sorry, you rang in just a little late What novelist wrote about Graham’s 203-year coma in “The Sleeper Awakes,” and describes tripods operated by invading Martians in “The War of the Worlds”? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – No answer – [Steve] All right, Northern Michigan Christian, (bell dings) go ahead, Garrett – Wells? – [Steve] That’s right, here’s your bonus

What man, who chaired the Gatestone Institute until 2018, was replaced by Charles Cooperman when he resigned as National Security Advisor in 2019? Need an answer – No answer – [Steve] John Bolton (bell dings) All right, and – Good timing there, okay We’re about ready to play the final countdown, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart holds a comfortable 230-to-150 lead, so, everybody sit back and relax, when we come back, we’ll play the final countdown, don’t go away – [Man’s Voiceover] Our great state of Michigan is truly one of a kind From the city streets to the small towns, you can see it all right here on Destination Michigan We’ll crisscross the state in search of the sights, the sounds, and of course, the people, that make Michigan the greatest state in the land (crack) (upbeat music) Take in the scenery, meet the people, and experience the wonder of the Great Lakes State Come along with us, as we share your stories on Destination Michigan (ending musical note) (percussive string music) – [Man’s Voiceover] Unlock your newest member benefit Over 1,000 episodes of your favorite PBS shows “American Masters.” “Antiques Roadshow.” “Nature.” “Nova.” “Masterpiece.” Watch the best of PBS, anytime, anywhere (percussive string music) Become a member, sign in, and start streaming today (percussive string music) – All right, we are just two minutes away from crowning our Gold Division champion for the season, (rapid percussion) and we will get there by playing the Final Countdown This is another two-minute rapidfire round The first player to ring in gets a shot at answering the question, if you get it wrong, we turn to the opposing team for a chance to answer Good luck to both of our teams Here is your first question In what work did Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead try to establish the fundamentals of mathematics, including a very rigorous proof of one plus one equals two? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – No answer – [Steve] Okay, Northern Michigan Christian? Next question What museum, which runs the Cloisters, is America’s most visited art museum, and shares a nickname with an operahouse in its home city of New York? (bell dings) Luke, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – The Met? – [Steve] Yes, that is correct What branch of philosophy is concerned with the nature of beauty and art? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Existentialism? – [Steve] Nope, I’m sorry, Northern Michigan Christian Next question What titled character of a novel by Voltaire declares, “We must cultivate our garden after finally marrying”? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Candide? – [Steve] That’s right Christina Maslach encouraged an end to the study by what psychologist, who wrote “The Lucifer Effect,” and conducted the Stanford Prison Experiment? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Philip Zimbardo? – [Steve] Yep What enzyme, with a seven-letter abbreviation, acts on a derivative of ribulose in the first major step of carbon– (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart? – Rubisco – [Steve] That’s right What conqueror made Samarkand the capital of his empire, and had an epithet referring to the limp he acquired after being knocked off his horse? (bell dings) Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart? – Genghis Khan? – [Steve] Nope, sorry, Northern Michigan Christian We’ll be back Units called diopters measure the optical form of what quantity, whose electric form equals current times voltage, (bell dings) and is measured – Lesley, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Resistance? – [Steve] Nope, I’m sorry, it’s measured in watts, go ahead, Northern Michigan Christian (bell dings) Jenna? – Visible light? – [Steve] Nope, I’m sorry What state– (bell dings) Uh, that answer to that one there was “power.” But anyhow, that brings us to the end of our Gold Division Championship, and let’s give Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart a nice round of applause (clapping) Some of the questions we want to revisit there, the branch of philosophy was aesthetics, and the work that Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead tried to establish the fundamentals of mathematics was “Principia Mathematica.” But, that brings us to the end of a good, good game, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, that does mean you are our Gold Division Champion You will be champs for the next year, we’ll have some nice trophies for you, and you’ll also be back a little later on in June to play for the season championship So, that does it, but a nice round of applause for both of our teams for getting so far in our competition (clapping) And that does it for another edition of Quiz Central

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