Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Arab Revolutions in Jeopardy!

Let's go check Wikipedia first: Jeopardy! is an American quiz show featuring trivia in history, literature, the arts, pop culture, science, sports, geography, wordplay, and more. The show has a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form. The show has a decades-long broadcast history in the United States since its creation by Merv Griffin in 1964. It debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964.


With a 47 years delay, Jeopardy! is already coming to Middle Eastern TV screens soon. If you want to participate: MBC - the Arabic World Jeopardy! station - is still looking for contestants and creators of questions, answers and clues. In order to qualify, you must be smart (by reading this blog you definitely qualify) and speak Arabic (well, that maybe you don't). 


You want to see how it goes? Let's play "The Arab Revolutions in Jeopardy!" then, right now. I give the answer, you find the question.

Jeopardy! Round - Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and the rest


A: Ali Abdullah Saleh
Q: Who is the world record holder in announced resignations?


A: Tunisia
Q: What is the name of a small Mediterranean country that is located so far from Israel that it was allowed to go ahead with its revolution?


A: 0.375%
Q: What was the percentage of Egyptians gathering on Tahrir Square in Cairo during the heydays of the Jan 25 revolution?


A: Syria
Q: What is the hot revolutionary potato that everybody wants to eat but nobody dares to touch?


A: SCAF
Q: What is the Berlin Wall of all revolutions?

A: Al Jazeera
Q: What is the name of the TV station that kills for one revolution and blacks out another?

A: Hamas, Israel
Q: Who are a counter revolutionaries two best friends?

A: Bashar al-Assad
Q: Who is the plug in the sink that is the Middle East?

A: Blogger
Q: What is the most coveted prize of any counter revolutionary movement of the third millennium?

A: Moderate Islamist
Q: What is an Islamist without a bomb?

So far doing great! Now the...

Double Jeopardy! Round - Libya

A: March 11, 2011
Q: On what day did France recognize the Benghazi based National Transitional Council (NTC) as the sole representative of Libya?

A: March 17, 2011
Q: On what day UN resolution 1973 was adopted, creating a war machine that brought the NTC to power in Tripoli?

A: Cigarette
Q: What is the object of desire and addiction that causes severe damage to your health?

Double Jeopardy!: Mutassim Gaddafi

A: Mutassim Gaddafi
Q: Who was executed in Sirte on October 20, 2011 after given a last cigarette to smoke?

A: ICC
Q: What is the name of the double-faced, neo-colonialistic legal body that forecloses diplomatic solutions?

A: Paris
Q: What is the name of the city over which Saif al-Islam's plane to The Hague is likely to crash?

A: Sirte
Q: What city is the winner of the "Dresden Prize 2011" (awarded to the most destroyed city of the year)?

A: Mercenary
QWho is participating in an armed conflict without belonging to the armed forces and without sharing the nationality of any of the parties to the conflict, operating purely for their own material benefit?

ANATO
Q: What is the name of the foreign military outfit that participated in the Libyan civil war of 2011, with the prospect of having "material benefits" awarded to its member states in the aftermath of the fighting?

A: Yoriwitz
Q: Who coined the phrase: "democratic elections" are the continuation of war with other means?

Hey, you got it! Well, no surprise, you are smart. So without further ado, let's go to the...

Final Jeopardy! Round

A: Lies

Think!

Q: With all the Lies about Libya, how am I supposed to believe "Syria"?

I am sorry, the answer is incorrectly phrased. GAME OVER!


You feel like participating for real in Jeopardy! Arabic? Contact @KaotikBB on Twitter or go to www.mbc.net.