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🐶LIVE FROM SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive! Follow the game here on Twitter or find dial-in instructions for the live audio here:… Tonight's special theme: #Passover! 🍖🍷🥚[1/n]
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐…
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐…
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R1 Q1

SPACE: What was the name of the first American Space Station?

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R1 Q2

PUBLIC HEALTH: Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean water. What is the most dangerous contaminant to public health in the Flint Michigan water supply?

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CULTURE: Pink Floyd’s album cover of “Dark Side of the Moon” shows a triangle splitting a single beam of light into a rainbow. What does the triangle represent?

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AG: During the existence of the Temple in Jerusalem, Passover was a spring festival that was connected to the offering of the "first-fruits of the barley." Barley is the fourth most produced grain in the world. Name two of the first three.

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R1 Q5

FOOD: What is the name for the cracker-like, unleavened flatbread made of flour and water that is a central part of Passover traditions?

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MOVIES: Russell Crowe portrayed the mathematician and games theory expert John Forbes Nash in this 2001 film. Name this film.

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R1 Q7

ARCHITECTURE: The Tower Bridge of Sacramento is currently painted metallic gold. What was its original color?

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50/50: The acronym NASW is shared by two prominent professional organizations: the National Association of Science Writers and the National Association of Social Workers. Which was founded first?

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R1 Q1 Answer

Skylab was occupied for about 24 weeks between May 1973 and February 1974. It re-entered Earth’s atmosphere in 1981, with debris landing in Western Australia. The local shire fined @NASA $400 for littering.
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R1 Q2 Answer

Lead. The contamination occurred when the City changed its water supply to the local Flint River. Officials failed to apply corrosion inhibitors to the water,
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R1 Q2 Answer

...and corrosive chemicals in the Flint River water stripped lead from pipes in the distribution system.
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R1 Q3 Answer

A prism. The artwork was created by George Hardie, and represents the band's stage lighting, the album lyrics, and keyboardist Rick Wright's request for a "simple and bold" design...
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R1 Q3 Answer

...The light band emanating from the prism on the album cover only has six colors, missing indigo
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R1 Q4 Answer

The top three most produced grains (as of 2018/19) in the world are corn (1,100 MMT/yr), rice (735 MMT/yr), and wheat (496 MMT/yr). Barley world production is 141 MMT/yr.
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R1 Q5 Answer

That would be matzo (matzah, or matza). Dough is considered to naturally begin the leavening process 18 minutes from the time it gets wet, so you better cook it quickly!
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R1 Q6 Answer

This would be A Beautiful Mind, which won the Oscar for Best Picture that year. It’s also Russell Crowe’s birthday today. He turns 56.
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R1 Q7 Answer

Its original color was silver, spanning from its completion in 1935 to the bicentennial in 1976, when it was repainted yellow. The Tower Bridge was repainted in its current metallic gold in 2002, after a public vote.
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R1 Q8 Answer

The National Association of @ScienceWriters was founded in 1935. The National Association of Social Workers (@NASW) was founded in 1955.
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R2 Q1

MOVIES: “Exodus: Gods and Kings” was a 2014 film which interestingly depicts some of the Ten Plagues as a logical, cascading sequence of natural events. All that gets us to the question: who played Moses in this 2014 movie?

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SPORTS: Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors had not played all season due to a torn ACL suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals. What three exact words does ACL stand for?

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TELEVISION: Seth MacFarlane is probably best known as the creator of Family Guy. However, he was also instrumental in reviving a groundbreaking science TV series in 2014. Name this TV series.

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SPACE: What is the name of the first man-made object to leave the solar system? If there is a number associated with the object, you must include the number.

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OCEANOGRAPHY: What is the name for the phenomenon, prominent around Point Reyes and Monterey Bay, where the wind churns warm surface water to bring cold, nutrient rich water to the surface?

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R2 Q6

HIGHER EDUCATION: The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at which university?

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BOOKS: This Boston University biochemistry professor was best known for his prolific and well-regarded science fiction writing, including the “Foundation” Series. A Martian crater and an asteroid was named after him. Name this author.

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R2 Q8

TAXONOMY: Kitchens that observe Passover often undergo a deep cleaning before the first day to remove all traces of the leavening agent yeast. Yeast belong to which kingdom:

A. Animal
B. Plant
C. Fungus
D. Bacteria
E. Archaea

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R2 Q1 Answer

That would be Christian Bale. Yup, he’s now played Batman, John Connor from Terminator, Dick Cheney, and Moses.
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R2 Q2 Answer

ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament. It is one of the four main ligaments in the human knee and the one most often injured—often a devastating one that sidelines many athletes.
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R2 Q3 Answer

This would be COSMOS, which was first created by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan in 1980. @SethMacFarlane provided funding and served as executive director of the 2014 revival of the show and its 2020 sequel.
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R2 Q4 Answer

Voyager 1, which passed the heliopause as of August 25, 2012. @NASAVoyager is one of five man made objects to have the escape velocity needed to leave the solar system; the others are Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 2, and New Horizons.
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R2 Q5 Answer

Upwelling. Upwelling is critical to fish populations and the fishing industry: approximately 25% of the total global marine fish catches come from five upwellings locations that occupy only 5% of the total ocean area.
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R2 Q5 Answer

The University of Oxford. The Rhodes Scholarship was founded by Cecil John Rhodes, a British Imperialist. It was available only to male students until 1977.
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R2 Q7 Answer

Isaac Asimov, who passed away 28 years ago yesterday. Asimov wrote or edited over 500 books, and the “Foundation” Series won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.
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R2 Q8 Answer

Yeasts are classified as members of the fungus kingdom. The first yeast originated hundreds of millions of years ago. Yeasts constitute about 1% of all known fungal species.
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🐶Welcome back to @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive!! We're going to get started with Round 3 questions shortly!…
R3 Q1

MUSIC: Rapper Gary Grice was a guest speaker at UC Davis in 2018 and one of his ongoing projects is an album titled “Dark Matter”. What famous musical group was Gary Grice a founding member of?

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R3 Q2

GEOGRAPHY: Apple founder Steve Jobs was adopted as a child, and he is actually of Middle Eastern descent. His birth father hails from this country, which shares a border with Iraq. Name this country.

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BOOKS: Written by author Rebecca Skloot in 2010, this nonfiction book explored the ethical implications of research conducted without consent for decades on the cancer cells from an African American woman. Name the full title of this book.

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R3 Q4

BOTANY: Vanilla flavoring is derived from the long, string-like fruit resulting from the vanilla flower. What family of flowering plants are vanillas classified under?

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ENERGY: In the global oil market, there is a benchmark grade of crude oil formerly called "Texas Light Sweet". Today, this grade goes by the name of "WTI". What three words does WTI stand for?

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R3 Q6

VIROLOGY: Passover references the tenth plague of Egypt, the death of the first-born. The fifth plague has similarities to a modern day virus called rinderpest. What was the fifth plague?

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R3 Q7

TEXTILES: When making fabric, yarns held stationary in tension on a frame or loom are called the “warp”, while another yarn is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp. What is the name of this second yarn?

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R3 Q8

COMPUTER SCIENCE: In cryptology, the letters A and B are often used to talk about generic agents — like different computers or even different programs. In this field, what “people names” have been given to the letters A and B?

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R3 Q1 Answer

Better known by his stage name GZA or The Genius, Gary Grice @TheRealGZA is a founding member of the @WuTangClan—and also a huge champion of #STEM education.…
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R3 Q2 Answer

Steve Jobs’ birth father hailed from the city of Homs in the country of Syria. Homs is located close to Syria’s border with Lebanon.
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R3 Q3 Answer

The full title of this book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was later made into an @HBO movie produced by and starring @Oprah Winfrey, premiering in 2017.
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R3 Q4 Answer

Vanilla plants are types of orchids. Commercially grown vanilla derives from a species native to Mexico, once cultivated by peoples like the Aztecs. Like many orchids, they need an existing tree or structure to climb its vines on.
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R3 Q5 Answer

West Texas Intermediate. Oddly enough, the posted price of West Texas Intermediate is for when it is located in Cushing, Oklahoma, which is where a major intersection of oil pipelines is located.
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R3 Q6 Answer

In German, rinderpest means “Cattle-plague”. The 5th plague was disease or pestilence of livestock. Rinderpest was eradicated in 2011, only the 2nd virus to be so.Measles emerged from rinderpest as a zoonotic disease ~11/12th Century
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R3 Q7 Answer

Weft or woof. The invention of the picking stick and the flying shuttle greatly sped the manufacture of cloth in this way, spurring the Industrial Revolution. The phrase “Warp and weft” can be used in language like “yin and yang”
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R3 Q8 Answer

Alice and Bob. The Alice and Bob characters were invented by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman in the 1978 paper "A method for obtaining digital signatures and public-key cryptosystems."
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R4 Q1

POLITICS: The California State Legislature here in Sacramento currently includes Assemblymember Bill Quirk, who is the lone California state legislator holding a PhD in this technical field. Name this field.

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R4 Q2

HIGHER EDUCATION: The Maroon Tiger is the mascot of which historic college in the United States?

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PROFESSIONS: If someone says their profession is “cooperage”, what is it that they make?

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R4 Q4

ARCHITECTURE: Located in Boulder, the Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) was designed by the same architect as the Kennedy Presidential Library and the Louvre Pyramid. Name this famous architect.

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R4 Q5

ENVIRONMENT: An open pit copper mine-turned-Super Fund site threatens the water supply of Butte, Montana. However, extremophiles found there produce compounds with antiviral and anticancer properties. What is the name of the pit?

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R4 Q6

MATHEMATICS: In 1735, the City of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia) had two rivers, two islands, and seven bridges. Which Swiss mathematician proved that it was impossible to cross all seven bridges once and only once?

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R4 Q7

WARFARE: Rifling, the helical groovings machined in a gun's barrel that imparts a spin to a projectile, enabled the transition from cannonballs to artillery shells. In which war was rifle artillery first used?

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R4 Q8

During Passover Seder, bitter herbs are consumed to remember the bitterness of slavery. Bitterness (not IBUs!) is measured as the concentration needed for something to taste bitter, relative to that same threshold for what edible chemical?

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R4 Q1 Answer

Repping Hayward CA @AsmBillQuirk holds a PhD in Astrophysics from @Columbia (we’ll accept physics). His research expertise spanned climate modeling and nuclear energy, working for years at @Livermore_Lab prior to his political career
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R4 Q2 Answer

The Maroon Tiger is the mascot of Morehouse College, the historically Black men’s college whose alumni include Martin Luther King, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee.
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R4 Q3 Answer

If someone works in cooperage, they are masters in the craft of making barrels or casks, like for wine and other goods.
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R4 Q4 Answer

This world-renowned Chinese-American architect, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 102, was I.M. Pei.
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R4 Q5 Answer

The Berkeley Pit. Some of the extremophiles have been found to have evolved from the biota living inside of the geese that have landed and died there.
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R4 Q6 Answer

Leonhard EULER. By proving the impossibility of the Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem, he set in motion a series of discoveries and insights about how space and intersecting spaces can be defined.
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R4 Q7 Answer

The Crimean War. Rifled artillery made traditional fortifications obsolete. In the American Civil War, Ft. Pulaski in Georgia had 11-foot thick walls and survived a 112-day siege, but surrendered after 30 hours of rifled artillery
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R4 Q8 Answer

Quinine, the bitter ingredient in tonic water. The threshold for bitter taste by quinine is 8μM. The most bitter chemical known, the denatonium ion, must be diluted 1,000 times more than that to be on the threshold of bitterness.
🐶And that's all 4 rounds for our @TriviaWithBens for tonight, April 7th, hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️!! Time to share your total score!

(Competitive Teams: Please tweet a pic of your answer sheet and tag @TriviaWithBens #CapSciCommLive to be verified for an official top score!)
🐶Once we verify answer sheets of top scoring teams from tonight's game, we will announce winners of @TriviaWithBens tomorrow!

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🐶PS: It looks like tonight's top scores for @TriviaWithBens presented by @CapSciComm🌶️ are in the 17 to 24 point range. Want your top score verified? Remember to tweet a photo of your answer sheet (tag @TriviaWithBens #CapSciCommLive) in order to be counted.
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Until next time: #KeepScienceSpicy!!!
🐶Our co-host Floyd O'Shea overslept his post-lunch nap, but is finally ready to announce the winners circle from last night’s @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️#CapSciCommLive!!
🐶IN FIRST PLACE (22 points): Team "Pinky and the Brain" (@beckyoskin @andyfell) takes sole top spot this week!! Well done for our April 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥇🥇🥇

🐶IN SECOND PLACE (23 points): Team "The No Names" (formerly "Corresponding Authors")(@ErinOlsan @anjiballerini) rises from their 3rd place finish last week!! Well done for our April 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥈🥈🥈

🐶IN THIRD PLACE (19 points): Team "Team Mantooth" (Captain: @mrmansell) rises from their 4th place finish last week!! Well done for our April 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm! 🥉🥉🥉

🐶IN FOURTH PLACE (18 points): Team "Snow Body Mongooses" (Captain: @monsterbashseq) remains in the winners circle three weeks in a row!! Well done for our April 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm! 🏅🏅🏅

🐶IN FIFTH PLACE TIE (17 points): Team "N95'Sync" (Captain: @JoseBilingue) remains in the winners circle three weeks in a row!! Well done for our April 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm! 🏅🏅🏅

🐶IN FIFTH PLACE TIE (17 points): Team "Graduated Cylinderz" (Captain: @Nintentwit) holds steady in the winners circle with another 5th place finish!! Well done for our April 7th @TriviaWithBens Virtual Trivia Night hosted for @CapSciComm! 🏅🏅🏅

🐶That's it for top scores from our April 7th event! And thank you to Team Hopkins, Team Mostly Retired, and all others who played @TriviaWithBens last night! Your cheers and laughs are why we'll keep hosting this event. ☺️☺️☺️

Until next week: #KeepScienceSpicy! 🌶️🌶️🌶️
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