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Issue 974

All the answers begin with the letter J

1. What do you call the region at which two or more rigid elements of the skeleton of an animal come together?

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Joint

2. What Old Testament prophet refused his assignment and was swallowed by a whale, only to be regurgitated alive and thus able to fulfill his God-ordained task?

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Jonah

3. Who was the naval hero of the American Revolution who said, “I have not yet begun to fight”?

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John Paul Jones

4. Amman is the capital of this country that lies east of Israel.

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Jordan

5. Name the eleventh son of Jacob, sold into slavery by his brother in part because they were jealous of the special treatment he received from his father symbolized by his coat of many colors.

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Joseph

6. What is the religion of the Jewish people?

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Judaism

7. Who betrayed Jesus?

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Judas

8. What term is used to refer to the branch of government that exercises judicial power?

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Judiciary

9. What kind of bells are found “on a one-horse open sleigh?”

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Jingle

10. If you were walking across the street at someplace other than an intersection, what would you be doing?

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Jaywalking

11. Before middle schools, where did students usually go between elementary and high school?

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Junior High

12. The attorney general of the United States is in charge of what federal department?

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Justice

13. What do you call the person who rides horses in races as an occupation?

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Jockey

14. What name is used in legal proceedings to designate a fictitious or unidentified person?

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John Doe

15. What is the term for the principal military advisory group to the president of the United States?

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Joint Chiefs of Staff

16. What card in the deck is nearly always wild?

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Joker

17. What do you call a combat between two or more knights for purposes of sport or competition?

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Joust

18. What do you call a massive advancing force or object that crushes anything in its path?

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Juggernaut

19. It could be scrap metals; it could be anything fit to be discarded; or it could be a Chinese flat-bottomed ship. What could it be?

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Junk

20. What do you call the body of persons summoned by law and sworn to hear and hand down a verdict upon a case presented in a court?

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Jury