The West Wing Weekly 1.02: Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc by CoenM

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Runner(s)-Up:

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Quiz Description

A quiz about the second episode of The West Wing and of The West Wing Weekly podcast, written so you can probably answer most of the questions without having watched/listened to the episode/podcast. I will try not to screw things up this time.

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Questions:

Joshua Malina jokes that the long, Latin title here makes up for calling the pilot "Pilot." The title is the full name of a logical fallacy often referred to by the shorter "Post hoc fallacy." What does "post hoc" MEAN IN ENGLISH (like the Latin, it is a two-word phrase).

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After this

In the episode we are introduced to the character played by Tim Matheson, Vice President John Hoynes, or as the co-hosts call him, Vice President WHAT ANIMAL, the pledge name of Matheson's character in the movie Animal House?

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Otter

It's mentioned in the podcast that the inspiration for Josh Lyman came from what POLITICIAN, who, like Lyman, would become a White House Chief of Staff, but unlike Lyman would then go on to become mayor of a major US city?

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Rahm Emmanuel

A main story line from this episode is a less than supportive quote from Hoynes on AC3C, though we're never told just what AC3C is. This makes AC3C an exmaple of what DEVICE, an object referred to in a film or TV episode that drives the plot that is never clearly defined or seen?

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MacGuffin

For the second straight episode, the character of Mandy, played by Moira Kelly, is depicted in a less than favorable light. Kelly is best known for playing an irritating figure skater teaching her craft to a former pro hockey player (played by D. B. Sweeney) in what 1992 FILM?

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The Cutting Edge

This episode introduces us to Morris Tolliver, President Bartlet's personal physician, a Navy officer killed while flying to Oman. Malina doesn't understand Rishi's reference to the doctor being a "red shirt," a term based on the typical uniform color of a crewman who is killed on an away mission on what TV SHOW?

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Star Trek

Besides being the former governor of New Hampshire, we learn the Jed Bartlet is also a Nobel laureate in what DISCIPLINE, the only one of the Nobel Prizes not established in Alfred Nobel's will?

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Economic Science (Economics)

Bartlet's sagging poll numbers lead to concern that he will face a contested primary if he plans to run for re-election. What SITTING US PRESIDENT was the last to face an intra-party challenge in the primaries?

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George H.W. Bush (edited at 1:35 pm, September 30, 2016 (EDT))

In discussing Vice President Hoynes and Leo's threat to dump him, it's noted that originally the person with the second-most votes in the general election became the Vice President. What CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ended this practice, replacing the process originally outlined in Article II?

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12th Amendment

One of the West Wing Weekly's sponsors is this ONLINE RETAILER, who will ship five pairs of eyeglasses to you to try, with you keeping the pair you like and sending back the other four pairs?

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Warby Parker

A bad joke made by President Bartlet leads to the US team from this BIENNIAL SPORTING COMPETITION, which in real life is currently being competed in Minnesota, to pass on visiting the White House?

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Ryder Cup

Josh notes the appearance of Aaron Sorkin Player Victor Love as a reporter, explaining that Love played Lance Corporal Harold Dawson in the original stage production of what would later become what FILM starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson?

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A Few Good Men