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Questions - and answers - to Tri-State-area trivia contest

July 03, 2006

1. James Buchanan was the only U.S. president born in Pennsylvania - near Mercersburg, Pa. Who was his vice president? (John C. Breckinridge)

2. Washington County resident Steve Whiteman is lead singer of what band that had a platinum album entitled "Blow My Fuse"? (Kix)

3. Name one of the Major League Baseball teams, including city and team name, that Franklin County, Pa., native and Hall of Famer Nellie Fox played for? (Philadelphia A's, Chicago White Sox, Houston Colt .45s or Houston Astros)

4. In what Tim Allen movie did Leitersburg resident Katie Moore portray an Amish girl? ("For Richer or Poorer")

5. For what Tri-State-area high school team did former WNBA player Vicky Bullett play? Name the school and the mascot. (Martinsburg High School Bulldogs)

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6. Who founded Charles Town, W.Va.? (Charles Washington, brother of President George Washington)

7. What's the name of the general who died Jan. 12, 1777, after being wounded at the Battle of Princeton during the Revolutionary War and for whom a Franklin County, Pa., borough is named? (Hugh Mercer)

8. What Washington County family was famous for its Shenandoah Valley pottery? (We were going for the Bell family but also accepted entries with Weis or Bowman, whom H.E. Comstock says also were Washington County families famous for their Shenandoah Valley pottery. Comstock is author of "The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region.")

9. For which 1980s World Series champion baseball team did Chambersburg Area Senior High School graduate Tom Brookens play? (The 1984 Detroit Tigers)

10. What Martinsburg High School graduate helped West Virginia University make it to the Sweet 16 in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament?(Kevin Pittsnogle)

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