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Old 03-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Highlight between the brackets to see the "question"........
1. ($400)- From the Latin for "fly", this shoulder gun let fly with ammo throughout the 17th & 18th centuries
[what is a musket ? ]
2. ($1200)- Guy Fawkes was part of the conspiracy known as this
[what is the Gunpowder Plot ?]
3. ($2000)- Also called onagers, the largest one could throw a missile weighing 60 lbs. a distance of 500 yards
[what is a catapult ? ]

4.($800)- The lowest part of a column or the lowest singing voice in a vocal composition
[ what is a base, or a bass ? ]
5. ($2400)- To fly high above the clouds or something painful to the touch
[ what is to soar, or sore ?]
6. ($4000)- Peel the skin of 2 identical pieces of fruit (requires three words...)
[what is Pare, or Pair , or pear ? ]
A Block and Tackle uses two or more of these to reduce the amount of effort needed to lift a load ...
[ what is a pulley ? ]


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Old 03-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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I got all but #2 correct.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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I got number 4

And I just saw #2 on the TV version of Jeopardy a couple of days ago!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Ditto for me PF. 100%.
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