16 May 2008

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

Category: Politics

(Since we'll be gone for the weekend, I'm doing two questions just to keep you all on your toes.)

1. Which American political party called for immigration quotas against Roman Catholics?

2. Which American religious group was first to reject slavery?

Demerits for using Google or other search engines! However, educated, and even not-so-educated, guesses are welcome!

St. Alex says, place your answer(s) in the form of a question in the combox, say a Divine Mercy Chaplet (or at least an Our Father!) in preparation of the upcoming Feast of Corpus Christi, while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Oh, and your prize for a correct answer(s) is the satisfaction of knowing you are a brainiac.


Ma Beck said...

What is Democrat? [Purely a guess.]
What is Republican? [Pretty sure on this one - Lincoln was a Repub.]

[In fairness, both those parties have changed drastically since the age of the Know-Nothings and the Civil War and would be unrecognizable to their former members, IMO.]

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

1. Who were the "Know-Nothings", AKA the American Republican Party, the Native American Party and the American Party?

2. Who are the Quakers?/

swissmiss said...

How do you know all this? I have to look these things up! I need to find a category that you stink at...maybe cooking perhaps?

You got 'em both right. *Fanfare*Accolades* The whole nine yards.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

my memory is a circular file for useless trivia. Also, I've watched Jeopardy since the Art Fleming days

Vincenzo said...

"Oh, and your prize for a correct answer(s) is the satisfaction of knowing you are a brainiac."

Cookies would be a good prize.

swissmiss said...

I have to say that cookies have to be my least favorite thing to bake, but one of my favorite things to eat (chocolate chip variety). Cookies are so labor intensive and require such oversight that I have to really be in the mood for them to make them myself. Brownies, now they are my favorite and fairly easy. We are having our 7th annual Memorial Day Party at our cabin this weekend so I have some work to do. Won't be making cookies in the near future.