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100

Whew!  School assignments are hard!  In this 1985 sci-fi classic, Marty McFly has to "drive" back to his parents' 1950's school to make sure they fall in love. Even worse, he then has to "drive" back home and save Doc Brown's life. Fortunately, he gets to use the DeLorean.

What is Back to the Future?

100

An ancient calculator with rows of movable beads strung on a wire. School kids prefer Texas Instruments.

What is an abacus?

100

Who was the King of England during the American Revolution?

Who is George III?

100

Words used as an action, state, or occurrence - guess correctly, win Jeopardy, be amazing!

What are verbs?

100

Which side of a woman's blouse are the buttons on, left or right?

What is right?

200

In the summer of '58, a local bad-boy and a vacationing good-girl meet at the beach and fall in love. The start of school tears the lovebirds apart - her back to Australia and him back to Rydell High. Or does it? It's a rockin' good time when both discover they're attending the same high school.  Summer lovin' was never so fun!

What is Grease?

200

School dismissal is carefully supervised to prevent kids from being kidnapped - or this A-B-C synonym.

What is abducted?

200

What is the name of the famous landmark many immigrants passed through to enter the United States?

What is Ellis Island?

200

A word that describes an adjective, adverb, or verb, such as when you easily win the game.

What is an adverb?

200

On a standard traffic light, in which position is the green light: top, middle, or bottom?

What is the bottom?

300

Singer Lulu made her film debut - and sang the title song - in this 1967 British film, starring Mr. Sidney Poitier as a reluctant new teacher in a tough East End school in London. Along with math and history, he teaches the "delinquent" students how to handle the social and racial issues of the time.  Ultimately, the kids hand him their hearts. 

What is To Sir with Love?

300

The 5th graders were not happy when gym class consisted of these vigorous exercises designed to strengthen the heart and lungs.  Too bad Jane Fonda wasn't the teacher.

What is aerobics?

300

In 1790, which two states gave some land to create Washington, D.C.?

What are Maryland and Virginia?

300

A word that indicates or specifies the relationship between other words in a sentence, as in: I like playing with my team [or] When I got the answer wrong, I banged my head against the table.

What is a preposition?

300

On the American flag, is the top stripe red or white?

What is red?

400

A new English teacher uses poetry and unorthodox methods to reach his students at an elite all-boys boarding school. The headmaster fires him when a troubled teen commits suicide, but ultimately his students learn to pursue their dreams and seize the day.  Oh, Captain, my Captain, Robin Williams is good in this!

What is Dead Poets' Society?

400

Johnny woke up crying about a pain in his mouth. Thank goodness his mom took him to the dentist instead of school, since he had this swollen, blister-like infection on his gums.

What is an abcess?

400

What was the first capital of the United States once the Constitution was ratified?

What is New York?

400

A word that makes it possible to build complex sentences that express multiple ideas.  For example, I like marinara sauce and alfredo sauce, but I don't like puttanesca sauce.

What is a conjunction?

400

How many curves are on a standard paper clip: 2, 3 or 4?

What is 3?

500

In this 1955 coming-of-age drama about emotionally confused suburban teenagers, Dean, Mineo, and Wood tear up the track in rebellion against their parents. The same year the film was released, one of the three stars died in a car crash at age 24.

What is Rebel Without a Cause?

500

Jackson Pollock was one of the most iconic painters of this avant-garde-style art, which focused on emotion and visual sensation as opposed to the portrayal of objects.  Of course, kindergartners think they're pretty good at dripping paint on paper, too.

What is Abstract?

500

When John White, the leader of this "Lost Colony" went to get supplies from England, he was delayed by the war with England and Spain.  When he returned 3 years later, the colonists had disappeared.

What is Roanoke?

500

A word that is used to indicate that a noun is a noun without describing it. An answer that's right will get you the win.

What is an article?  (a, an, the)

500

26 choices:  What two letters don't appear on the telephone dial of a rotary phone?

What are Q and Z?

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