It’s the Establishment, Man

Today’s question: If a government action does not pass the secular “Lemon test”, it is unconstitutional under what 1st Amendment clause?

The answer: Establishment Clause
Under the “Lemon” test, government can assist religion only if (1) the primary purpose of the assistance is secular, (2) the assistance must neither promote nor inhibit religion, and (3) there is no excessive entanglement between church and state.

Wanna Dance?

Today’s question: What folk holiday, in which ladies take the lead in asking men out, made its first appearance in Li’l Abner in 1937?

The answer: Sadie Hawkins Day
The original story involves Sadie’s father organizing a race to find her a husband, which is……not great.

Wednesday Release

Today’s question: What now-free (in NYC) magazine took its name from a Dave Brubeck album of jazz songs with unusual time signatures?

The answer: Time Out
The magazine formed in London in 1968 and now exists in over 328 cities worldwide.

In the Zone

Today’s question: In the 1964 election, Barry Goldwater won only 6 states: 5 in the Deep South, & what western home state of his?

The answer: Arizona
Goldwater was a Senator for Arizona for 30 years, from 1953-1965 and 1969-1987.

Lucky Number 7

Today’s question: Order a proper 7&7 at the bar, and you’ll get a cocktail mixing 7-Up with Seven Crowns, a specific type of what spirit?

The answer: Whiskey
Seven & Seven is also the name of an MC Lyte album, and a Richard Marx album.

Also a River

Today’s question: “Let’s Dance,” “Like A Virgin,” & “Get Lucky” were all co-written by what legendary producer & Chic guitarist?

The answer: Nile Rodgers
He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

A Ramblin’ Wreck

Today’s question: “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate” is the rivalry between the Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia Tech, whose teams are called what?

The answer: The Yellow Jackets
UGA leads the series 68-41-5.

That’s A Lot of Dogs

Today’s question: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has won what annual contest a record thirteen times from 2007-2014 and 2016-2020?

The answer: Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
His current (and the world) record is 75 dogs.

Dies Irae, Dies Illa

Today’s question: In English, it’s “day of wrath.” What’s the two-word Latin name for this Requiem Mass hymn?

The answer: Dies Irae
The text of the sequence is found, with slight verbal variations, in a 13th century manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale at Naples.

La Vie en Rose

Today’s question: New Shoreham is the only town on what island, the southernmost part of the state of Rhode Island?

The answer: Edith Piaf
She was named Édith after the World War I British nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed 2 months before Édith’s birth for helping French soldiers escape from German captivity. Piaf – slang for “sparrow” – was a nickname she received 20 years later.