So close, but No. 2's just fine - or is it?

December 30, 2003|By Gary Dorsey

So Ravens running back Jamal Lewis fell 39 yards short of the NFL's single-season rushing record Sunday night, ending up with 2,066 to Eric Dickerson's all-time best of 2,105.

Is being No. 2 really so bad?

You decide.

1. The PGA ranks Tiger Woods as the No. 1 golfer in the world. Who is No. 2?

2. The country's largest retailer is Wal-Mart. What company ranks second?

3. Ruben Studdard won TV's American Idol singing contest in 2003. Who came in second?

4. Augustus was the first emperor of Rome. Who came next?

5. The first vice president of the United States was John Adams. Who was the second?

6. Citizen Kane was named the best movie of all time by the American Film Institute. Name the second best.

7. The largest city in the United States is New York City. What's second?

8. The most abundant element in the universe is hydrogen. What is the next most abundant?

9. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. Which American was next?

10. The Modern Library named as the best novel of all time James Joyce's Ulysses. What was second on its list?

11. The largest country in the world is Russia. What country is second?

12. Forbes magazine named Austin, Texas, the best place in the country for singles. Which city came in second?

13. In a survey of editors and news directors, the Associated Press named the War in Iraq the top news story of 2003. What was second?

(For answers, see page 3E)

No. 2's

Answers to the quiz on No. 2's found on Page 1E:

1. Vijay Singh

2. Home Depot

3. Clay Aiken

4. Tiberius

5. Thomas Jefferson

6. Casablanca

7. Los Angeles

8. Helium

9. Scott Carpenter

10. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

11. Canada

12. Denver

13. Columbia shuttle crash

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