College (Quiz) Bowl by MichaelT

Champion(s):

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Runner(s)-Up:

PeskinK


Quiz Description

Questions about the history of the College Quiz Bowl, G.E. College Bowl, and College Bowl competitions.

Full Results:

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1 LorinBurte 516 97 19
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2 PeskinK 511 92 19
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3 IngramB 482 88 00
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4 Sharpj 454 83 00
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5 HightB 416 78 19
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6 WeikleB 406 73 00
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7 RautY 349 69 19
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8 GorowaraR 331 64 19
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9 KreitzerJ 292 57 19
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9 CoenM 292 57 19
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11 GeneStoye 279 50 19
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12 OBrienF 278 45 00
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13 GrahamJ 259 40 00
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14 KingC2 236 35 19
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15 BoulierJ 207 30 00
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16 ClouseBrian 182 26 00
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17 BruceM 178 21 00
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18 JonesRW 143 16 00
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20 MatchenD 53 7 00
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21 DouglasLovesVixey 0 2 00
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Questions:

College Quiz Bowl debuted on October 10, 1953, and ran for all or part of three seasons on what radio network?

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NBC or National Broadcasting Company

Though Allen Ludden was responsible for a great deal of the game format, John Moses and Don Reid were the credited creators of both College Quiz Bowl and G.E. College Bowl. Moses was also the agent for what comedy team, who created the characters of Wally Ballou and Mary Backstage, Noble Wife; and could have been billed as "Elliott & Goulding?"

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Bob & Ray

An employee of John Moses was in Ludden's suburban Connecticut back yard when Ludden created the toss-up/bonus format. Who was this guy starting out in TV, who would keep score on the board for Ludden in the WRCA studio during College Quiz Bowl's first season, and would later become simultaneously President of NBC and married to Mary Tyler Moore?

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Grant Tinker

Louis Rukeyser led this Ivy League team when Washington & Lee upset them during College Quiz Bowl's first season, an event which got national publicity and saved the show from cancedllation. Future Jeopardy! champ and current LLama ChernicoffS captained the G.E College Bowl team from this school that was famously upset by Agnes Scott when a blind woman who couldn't see the clock successfully interrupted with one second to go to win the match. Which school is famous for its College (Quiz) Bowl defeats?

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Princeton

CBS forced Allen Ludden to choose hosting G.E. College Bowl or Password. Once Ludden decided Password was the correct financial choice for his family, who was chosen to host G.E. College Bowl?

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Robert Earle

What spinoff of G.E. College Bowl appeared on ABC for 13 weeks in 1963, hosted by John McCaffery, then moved to CBS for 13 weeks in 1964 hosted by Clifton Fadiman, then 13 weeks each in 1965 and 1966 hosted by Peter Lind Hayes? This show featured famous graduates, who presumably enjoyed themselves, playing for scholarships for their almas mater.

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Alumni Fun

Contrary to a famous 1993 profile of her in Vanity Fair, Hillary Rodham Clinton did not play on Wellesley's undefeated 1970 G.E. College Bowl team. But, she *was* an alternate on the Chicago version of what unauthorized spinoff high school quiz bowl show? This show still exists today in the greater Washington DC metro area, and was famously hosted by Mac McGarry, who had been a sometime referee on the original College Quiz Bowl radio show.

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It's Academic

The G.E. College Bowl team with the highest five game score (1860), and highest single game score (515), might have even been higher in both except for a game against the University of Chicago that was ruled a "no contest" and had to be replayed. What school, named for a Supreme Court Justice?

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Brandeis University

When College Bowl returned in 1976-1977, now under the sole ownership of Don Reid, the NCT was syndicated for television for its first couple of years, and some early matches and NCT's were broadcast on the CBS Radio network. Who hosted and was moderator on these shows? A TV host better known for a different quiz show, he was also an actor who appeared alongside Gregory Peck in the film "McArthur."

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Art Fleming

Originating with a notorious question asked in the mid 1990's, what three-word phrase has become a term for a clue that is so ridiculously easy as to be insulting?

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Curved Yellow Fruit

The most recent College Bowl match to be broadcast was the final match of the 1987 NCT. It was moderated by Dick Cavett, and broadcast on which cable network?

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The Disney Channel

When College Bowl held its final (so far?) NCT in 2008, LLama ZuffranieriJ snagged the very last toss-up. He did this at what Midwestern college, who hosted the tournament? Hint: If you were born with luck as your twin, your WAG might be correct.

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Macalester College