May's Quiz by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

DRobe772
What's a motto? Nothing, what's a motto with you?


Quiz Description

"May Day! May Day! May Day, what the Hell is that? May Day? Why that's the Russian New Year..." So с новым годом. Answer the following about May.

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3 Bix32 450 91 20
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4 LuskT 375 88 20
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6 RichmondJ 336 82 20
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7 AdamKing 306 79 00
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9 cruzich 297 72 20
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10 LiptonM 293 69 20
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11 GrahamJ 283 66 00
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30 musicguy595 93 4 00
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31 casketromance 79 1 00
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Questions:

The quote in the description above is from THIS COMEDY.

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Airplane!

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French (like it was hard) at THIS BATTLE.

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Puebla [not Pueblo]

In THIS TALE FROM THE CANTERBURY TALES, May weds Januarie but has an affair with his squire. The title character then indicates the squire may be the true father of 20-year old May and 60-year old Januarie's child. We are to assume the listener bought the story.

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Merchant's Tale [see what I did there?]

The first Saturday in May is the Kentucky Derby. WITHIN TWO YEARS EITHER WAY, in what year was the first Run for the Roses?

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1875 (1873-77)

"Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal." This line was spoken in an interview between THESE TWO PEOPLE that aired on May 5, 1977.

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Frost-Nixon

On May 28, 1987, Mathias Rust got into some international hot water when he piloted a plane and then landed it in THIS PUBLIC SPACE.

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Red Square

On May 31, 2005, Mark Felt, in an interview with THIS MAGAZINE, confirmed he was indeed "Deep Throat" and supplied information to Woodward & Bernstein during the Watergate scandal.

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Vanity Fair

President Eisenhower made a proclamation to change May Day to THIS Day to differentiate it from the Communist holiday and "for the cultivation of the respect for [ANSWER] that is so vital to the democratic way of life.

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Law Day

"Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May" is a line from THIS NUMBERED SONNET by Shakespeare (we need the number).

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18 [AKA "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day"]

Memorial Day was once known as Decoration Day and, in a strange quirk of history, reportedly "began" in THIS SOUTHERN CITY with a ceremony at its Hampton Park Race Course where thousands of Union POWs were buried.

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Charleston, SC [In 1966, Waterloo NY was proclaimed the birthplace of Memorial Day]

May was once considered a bad luck month to DO THIS, hence the adage "BLANK in May and you'll rue the day".

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marry

During a given calendar year, how many months start on the same day of the week as May?

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Zero [While it is understood that the month itself doesn't count, I'll begrudgingly accept "1" in reference to May itself. I'm in a decent mood.] (edited at 8:15 am, May 2, 2016 (AEST))