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Double Down is WCNY’s award-winning high school academic quiz show. Host Bill Baker poses challenging questions on science, math, literature, current events and other topics, and the three-member high school teams compete for prizes and bragging rights.

 

The show airs Sundays at 6 p.m. and re-airs at 11 p.m. on WCNY.

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History/Geography

Spectacular panoramas of what Brazilian city can be seen from the tops of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains?

(answer: Rio de Janeiro )

Science:

What is the process called wherein we separate a mixture into its components based on their different boiling points?

(answer: Distillation)

ELA/Literature:

What are we referring to when we talk about a person’s word choice or enunciation?

(answer: diction)

Arts:

What farm implement is in Grant Wood’s painting, “American Gothic”?

(answer: pitchfork)

Math:

10 to the y power times 10 to the z power equals 10 to what power?

(answer: y+z)

Sports:

What beverage does the winner of the Indianapolis 500 typically drink in the victory lane? 

(answer: milk)

Current Events:

In August, Hamas and Israel agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire mediated by what nation, located in the northeast corner of the African continent?

(answer: Egypt)

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