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Panorama Challenge 9: Round 1 Questions & Answers

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Thanks again to all of you who came out to the Queens Museum to make it a great night! There were no perfect scores, but there were no 100% stumpers, unlike ‘Ota Benga’ from last year.  At least one team got each of the answers,  both Challenger & Pro. Congratulations to all!

See you at the Panorama next year!

ROUND 1

Used To Be

1 In 1853 the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was held here.
What was the name of the sparkling structure it called home?
CRYSTAL PALACE
Across the street was the city’s tallest structure, another attraction of the exhibition.
What was the name of this 315 foot tall feature?
LATTING OBSERVATORY

2 The park and this Bronx reservoir are named for the grandfather of a man who had nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
What was the grandfather’s name?
LEONARD JEROME
The reservoir replaced what racy attraction?
JEROME PARK RACE COURSE (HORSE RACING TRACK)

3 This venue was built for the ‘64 Worlds Fair. Back then it was called a Bowl and its corporate sponsor had naming rights ‘all sewed up’.
What was its name in 1964?
SINGER BOWL
Big changes lie ahead. What will be done to the stadium after the 2016 US Open?
TORN DOWN

Law & Order

4 This police show from the 70’s was set in this neighborhood.
What is the show?
BARNEY MILLER
This is not the 12th Precinct, as the show claims. What precinct is it?
SIXTH PRECINCT

5 When the theme music ended on this 80’s NBC show you’d be looking at a picture of the County Courthouse here, on Foley Square.
What’s the show?
NIGHT COURT
Complete the George Washington quote carved above the columns of the courthouse: The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest PILLAR of GOOD Government.

6 This neighborhood has a street named for an actor from this show.
Try to Remember the name of the Tony Award winning actor.
JERRY ORBACH
The show shot hundreds of scenes in Foley Square. Give us the two word nickname of the Tammany big shot the square is named for.
BIG TOM

Complicated Rocks

7 Arbitration Rock is here, in Ridgewood…. we think… actually, it’s complicated, let’s not get into it! What did this rock once mark?
BORDER BETWEEN BROOKLYN & QUEENS OR BUSHWICK & NEWTOWN
The rock currently resides in the backyard of what historic home?
ONDERDONK HOUSE

8 Here, you’ll find C Rock, named for the giant blue C painted above the Harlem River.
What is the name of this Bronx neighborhood to which it belongs?
SPUYTEN DUYVIL
Although it’s across the river from Columbia’s football stadium, another Columbia team claims the rock.
Which team does the painting?
MENS CREW

9 This park has a straight forward enough name. It has a significant peak and is a bit stony. It’s also home to the headquarters of the Greenbelt.
Name this park.
HIGH ROCK PARK
The complication comes with the name of its 260 foot high man-made hill.
Give either common name.
MOUNT MOSES OR MOSES MOUNTAIN

Practical Parks

10 This valley has kettle ponds and salt marshes and is the second biggest park in Queens.
What is its name?
ALLEY POND PARK
The park was once at one end of what Vanderbilt-built road?
LONG ISLAND or VANDERBILT MOTOR PARKWAY

11 There’s a nice pier here, but no big antenna and no pledge drive. Is this really the right park?
Give the official name of this Greenpoint park.
WNYC TRANSMITTER PARK
A block away are landmarked factory buildings. You might be holding, or chewing on, one of their products now.
Which Germanic family firm operated there?
EBERHARD FABER (pencil factory)

12 Not just barbeques and ballfields here, this former garbage dump also has a golf course with a highly impractical 200 million dollar pricetag. And it comes with a familiar name attached. Who manages the golf course?
DONALD TRUMP (TRUMP ORGANIZATION)
What is the name of the park?
FERRY POINT PARK

Speak Up!

13 In 1939 Fritz Kuhn addressed a crowd of 20 thousand at a rally in this neighborhood. He did not sing “Happy Birthday Mr President” or watch a hockey game. In which venue did he speak?
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
What German-American organization did he lead?
GERMAN AMERICAN BUND

14 In 1860, Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln gave a speech here, by Astor Place. In what institution’s basement did Lincoln and in this clip, Sam Waterston speak?
COOPER UNION
Only days before, he thought he’d be speaking in which venue outside New York City?
PLYMOUTH CHURCH

15 Dr King gave a notable speech here, at Riverside Church, subtitled A Time to Break Silence
What is the common name of this speech?
BEYOND VIETNAM
Where was Dr. King exactly one year later?
AT THE LORRAINE MOTEL IN MEMPHIS, ON THE DAY OF HIS ASSASSINATION