TD 212, Tigershark, Musical Theaterviewtopic.php?f=1&t=2382
1. Name a Broadway show that Stephen Sondheim wrote both the music and lyrics. This can be any show that has had a production on Broadway, even if it started Off-Broadway and got a Broadway production years later.
2. Name a musical that has either won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama or has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
3. Tony Awards: Each year, new musicals are eligible for several awards for the creative team. Best Book of a Musical honors the script. Best Original Score is given to the composer and lyricist. Best Musical is awarded to the Best Overall show. Most years, the show that wins Best Score wins Best Musical, but that is not always the case. Name a musical that won the Tony for Best Score, but not Best Musical.
Bonus of minus one (-1): Name the show that won Best Musical that year. There is no penalty for a wrong answer, but you do have to provide a correct answer in order to be eligible for the bonus.
Bonus of minus one (-1): Name the composer who has written one show that won Best Score, but not Best Musical and two shows that won Best Musical but not Best Score. There is no penalty for a wrong answer and you do not have to get the question right to answer the bonus question.
4. Once upon a time, most musicals were based on plays. Name the musical that was inspired by one of the plays listed below:
a. Anna Christie
b. Green Grow the Lilacs
c. I Am a Camera
d. Les Romanesques
f. The Matchmaker
i. The Rainmaker
j. Raisin in the Sun
k. The Taming of the Shrew
l. They Knew What They Wanted
5. Now most shows are based on movies. Below is a list of song titles from a show based on a movie. Identify the show.
The King of Broadway
When You Got It, Flaunt It
Springtime for Hitler
All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons
Ode to an Accidental Stabbing
Who Will Save New Jersey?
Evil is Hot
Dead Girl Walking
Our Love is God
It’s Your Wedding Day
Come Out of the Dumpster
Grow Old With You
Big Ass Rock
Michael Jordan’s Ball
Let It Go
Peas in a Pod
The Revolutionary Costume for Today
Another Winter in a Summer Town
Take Me to Heaven
Raise Your Voice
Spread the Love Around
I Know It’s Today
He Is Not Dead Yet
The Song That Goes Like This
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
He Could Be a Star
6. Musical Theatre Geography: Part I U.S. edition. Name the state where one of these shows takes place:
NOTE: The first few scenes of Bye, Bye Birdie take place in the New York. That is not the answer I’m looking for—I want the state where the majority of the musical is set.
b. Bat Boy
c. Bye, Bye Birdie
e. Caroline or Change
f. Flower Drum Song
g. The Great American Trailer Park Musical
i. Hands on a Hardbody
j. The Music Man
k. On the Town
7. Musical Theatre Geography: Part II International Edition. Name the country where one of these shows takes place:
NOTE: The first few scenes of Book of Mormon take place in the United States. That is not the answer I’m looking for—I want the country where the majority of the musical is set.
a. The Book of Mormon
d. Fiddler on the Roof
e. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
f. The Happy Time
g. The King and I
h. Man of La Mancha
i. A Man of No Importance
j. Pacific Overtures
l. The Phantom of the Opera
m. She Loves Me
8. Musical Theatre Geography: Part III. Song names- give name the show which features one of the Geographic-based songs:
NOTE 1: Pay very, very close attention to the punctuation. There is a song from another musical with the same title as one of the songs below, but different punctuation. I am not trying to write a trick question, so I’m giving fair warning.
NOTE 2: There is one title that has two correct answers associated with it. They will be scored separately.
a. Gary, Indiana
c. Kansas City
d. Manchester, England
e. My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada
i. Santa Fe
j. Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO
k. We Open in Venice
Bonus (-1): All of these songs have something common. If you can tell me what they have in common, I’ll take one points off your score. You do not have to answer the question correctly to be eligible for the bonus.
9. Hey that’s not in the movie. Name the stage show which contains the following songs that WERE NOT in the movie version. By movie version, I am referring to the original theatrical release. At least one show had both a theatrical movie and a made for TV version, wherein the made for TV version included songs that were in the stage show that were not in the original movie. Some of these songs were filmed or recorded and either show up on the soundtrack or as a DVD extra.
a. Ain’t No Party
b. The Big Dollhouse
d. Don’t Feed the Plants
e. Don’t Tell Mama
f. An English Teacher
g. It’s Raining on Prom Night
h. Lonely Room
i. Kiss Me
j. My Lord and Master
k. No Way to Stop It
l. Something Was Missing
10. Musical By cast list. The following are casts lists from a Broadway production. All are original cast members or of a revival cast. There are no replacement cast members. Identify the show.
a. Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Halloway, Robert Coote, John Michael King
b. Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Norbert Leo Butz, Joel Grey, Michelle Federer, Christopher Fitzgerald
c. Mandy Patinkin, Rebecca Luker, Daisy Eagan, John Cameron Mitchell, Alison Fraser, Robert Westenberg
d. John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Joanna Gleeson, Gregory Jbara
e. Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wilson Jermaine Heredia
f. Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal
g. Victoria Clarke, Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison, Mark Harelik, Sarah Uriarte Berry
h. Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman, Audra McDonald, Steven Sutcliffe, Judy Kaye
i. Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit, Adam Chanler-Berat
j. Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard, Skylar Astin
k. Tim Curry, Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce, Christian Borle, Michael McGrath, Sara Ramirez
l. Dan Fogler, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jose Llana, Sarah Saltzberg
m. Bob Martin, Sutton Foster, Danny Berstein, Beth Leavel, Georgia Engel
Bonus: All of the proceeding casts featured one and only one actor/actress to win a Tony for that particular show. For a bonus a minus one (-1) point, name the Tony award winner who won a Tony for that role. You must answer this question correctly to receive the bonus. Incorrect answers to the bonus question will receive a one point penalty. This bonus only applies to the answer you select. So if you chose the answer for c, you can only answer the bonus question for c.
11. Juke Box musicals. One trend that won’t seem to die is the Juke Box musical. For the artists/groups listed below, name the musical based on their songs:
a. 80’s artists like Poison, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar
c. Beach Boys
d. Billy Joel
e. Carole King
f. Elvis Presley
g. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
h. Green Day
i. Lieber and Stoller
j. Peter Allen
12. Broadway show by parody. The Off-Broadway show Forbidden Broadway has been spoofing shows for several decades. Below are twelve lyrics that are parodies of songs from Broadway Musicals. Name the show being spoofed.
God, it’s high
The score’s too high
Pity me, change the key
Bring it down, bring it down.
When you revive
A Webber-Rice show,
Though it’s a nice show,
It’s not quite new.
So Get a Hot, good looking dummy,
Who’ll bear his tummy.
Any hunk will do.
Give em the old saucy Fosse
Dip and undulate
Show them the limber burlesque queen you are
Run through your dance like greased machinery
They’ll never spot you got no scenery
Glossy Fosse ‘em, saucy Fosse ‘em and they’ll think you’re a star.
There she is
Tons of steel,
But not real
Ship of air.
Act like we
See a boat,
Watch it float
Ship of air.
We wink and pretend we’re eying a ship at starboard.
Though million were spent, our set looks a lot like cardboard.
Everything I do is thoroughly perky
Everything so pushed and thoroughly forced
(and the set is hideous)
Just like an amateur, I’ll slam at your brain
You’ll scream, gosh damn it
You’re gonna drive us all insane.
Into the words
That trip your lip
And fry your brain
And sprain your tongue
Into the words, a cave so dark
You’d better bring a torch in.
Into the words
That fly and try to make you
Choke the joke you’ve sung.
Into the Words
More letters than they sell on Wheel of Fortune.
SO strap me in a harness
And hoist me up to the sky
In all the big shows lately
All the leading ladies have to fly
And hanging from the rafters
I'll dangle like a blimp
Pump up my volume
As I kill my flying chimp.
And suddenly I’m defying subtly
With death defying lack of subtlety.
That musicals should be disgusting
All Broadway shows should use four letter words
We don’t believe that Cole porter is king or Stephen Sondheim is god
I am a moron, and dang it
A moron just believes!
I hate Julie Taymor
She doesn’t have a clue
My neck is breaking wearing her designs
And subluxated too
Her puppetry is stunning
But now, I must confide
Although it looks great from the audience,
It’s torture here inside
Can you feel the pain tonight?
The strain this headdress brings
The cracking bones
The tearing cartilage
Tears all living things.
Disney needs big
Cause there’s no script to get through
There’s no substance in vignettes
So they roll a pyramid through.
There’s a moment you know
Cause the lyrics you sing
Are way too lewd
We could tour right now, the blue haired zone
But We’re not the Drowsy Chaperone…
…so they’ll censor us
And they’ll make a fuss
When we take this out on a bus
To sing the Impossible song
To clear my unclearable throat
To bear the unbearable warble
To reach the unreachable note.
13. Spoiler Alert: The main character DIES! Not all musicals have a happy ending. Name the show based on the description of how the main character dies.
a. The protagonist of this show dies of unspecified natural causes on his adopted daughter’s wedding day.
b. In a show about a rebellion in a dystopian future society, the leader of the rebellion agrees the meet the government leaders for a negotiation. It turns out to be a trap, and the rebel leader is thrown off a building by two police officers.
c. Knowing that armed gang members are roaming the streets of New York looking for him, the male protagonist makes the brilliant decision to run around the city trying to find them. Unsurprisingly, it does not end well for him.
d. The female protagonist is desperate to give her son a better life, so she shoots herself so that her ex will raise the boy in America.
e. After losing his job, the main character becomes desperate for money when his wife announces she’s pregnant. He gets involved in a robbery, which goes horribly wrong. When he gets caught, he impulsively stabs himself.
f. After an adulterous tryst, the female protagonist gets crushed by a falling tree.
g. The teenage protagonist dies as a result of a botched abortion.
h. The male protagonist shoves the female protagonist into an oven. Immediately afterwards, her assistant slits the male protagonist’s throat.
i. The title character dies of cancer at age 33 and has one of the longest funeral scenes in musical theatre history.
j. The show is set in a Latin American prison. One of the prisoners is released and agrees to help his cell mate by making a phone call. He gets caught, and sent back to prison. One of the prison guards shoots him when he refuses to disclose who he was called.
k. A pair of twins, separated at birth, are both shot shortly after learning that they are brothers.
l. A down on his luck screenwriter hooks up with a delusional, faded movie star. When he tells her that her movie will not be filmed and all of her fans have deserted her, she is furious and shoots him.
14. Show by lyrics. Below are listed lyrics from two songs in a show. Name the show. HINT: This question was a way for me to put in shows that I couldn't fit anywhere else in this quiz. None of the shows listed below appear anywhere else in this quiz, including bonuses.
I've never been in love before
I thought my heart was safe
I thought I knew the score
But this is wine that's all too strange and strong
I'm full of foolish song
And out my song must pour
So please forgive this helpless haze I'm in
I've really never been
In love before.
Luck be a lady tonight
Luck be a lady tonight
Luck if you've ever been a lady to begin with
Luck be a lady tonight
The minute you walked in the joint,
I could see you were a man of distinction,
A real big spender,
Good looking, so refined.
Say, wouldn't you like to know
What's going on in my mind?
I'm a brass band,
I'm a harpsichord;
I'm a clarinet!
I'm the Philadelphia Orchestra,
I'm the Modern Jazz Quartet!
Did I just hear an alarm start ringing?
Did I see sirens go flying past?
Though I don't know what tomorrow's bringing
I've got a singular impression
Things are moving too fast
I could wander Paris after dark
Take a carriage ride through Central Park
But it wouldn't be as nice as a summer in Ohio
Where I'm sharing a room with a "former" stripper and her snake: Wayne
Jesus called me on my cell phone(Jesus called me on my cell phone)
No roaming charges were incurred (ooooo)
He told me that I should go out in the world
And (ahh) spread His glorious word (word)
It doesn't matter
Every murderer on death row
It doesn't matter
Every prostitute that you know
It doesn't matter
Welcome to the
Fraternity, everybody fits in God's great family.
When I grow up
I will be brave enough to fight the creatures
That you have to fight beneath the bed
Each night to be a grown up.
We are revolting children...
Living in revolting times...
We sing revolting songs
Using revolting rhymes.
Into valleys, into waters
Into jungles, into hell
Let us ride, let us ride home again with a story to tell
Into darkness, into danger
Into storms that rip the night
Don't give in, but give up
But give thanks for the glorious fight
In my dreams such beautiful lovers have found me
Storybook lovers surround me
Nothing is real, but I'm flying, sighing
Where, where, where is my storybook ending?
Why does my golden pretending
Leave me with nothing to hold but my dreams?
In fly the vampires, oh my the vampires, then die the vampires,
filling you with life, creativity, all that you heart should be, out go the vampires
Die vampire, die vampire, die vampire, die!
I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing
Than a hundred peoples ninth favorite thing
Nine people’s favorite thing
Than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing
Those nine people will tell nine people
Then we’ll have eighteen people loving the show
Then eighteen people could grow into
Five-hundred and twenty-five-thousand, six-hundred people
Loving our show
Let me entertain you
Let me make you smile
Let me do a few tricks
Some old and then some new tricks
I'm very versatile
Wherever we go, whatever we do
We're gonna go through it together
We may not go far but sure as a star
Wherever we are it's together
If ever I would leave you
It wouldn't be in summer.
Seeing you in summer I never would go.
Your hair streaked with sun-light,
Your lips red as flame,
Your face witha lustre
that puts gold to shame!
Before I gaze at you again
I'll need a time for tears.
Before I gaze at you again
Let hours turn to years.
I have so much forgetting to do
Before I try to gaze again at you.
We dance to the earth
We dance to the water
The Gods awake and we take no chance
Our hearts hear the song
Our feet move along
And to the music of the Gods
Walk with me, little girl,
Don't you be afraid
Follow me, little girl
Let me be your guide
A pretty thing like you
Will need a thing or two
And whatever you need
Mama will provide
Even now I feel it's heat upon my skin.
A life of passion that pulls me from within,
A life that I am making to begin.
There must be somewhere I can be
Some things are meant to be, the tide turning endlessly,
the way it takes hold of me, no matter what I do,
and some things will never die, the promise of who you are,
the memories when I am far from you.
All my life, I've lived for loving you; let me go now.
The night is young, the skies are clear
So if you want to go walking, dear,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
I understand the reason why
You're sentimental, 'cause so am I,
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely.
Oh, blow, Gabriel, blow,
Go on and blow, Gabriel, blow!
I've been a sinner, I've been a scamp,
But now I'm willin' to trim my lamp,
So blow, Gabriel, blow!
Final Bonus question: Instead of the traditional DROP and SHEEP saves, I’m using HELL NO! and I WANT TO BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. Those are the names of songs from musicals. (Well, technically “I want to be like everyone else” is the first line from a song called “Like Everyone Else”) Name the shows that feature these songs. Minus one (-1) point for each correct answer, for a maximum of minus two (-2).
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *TD 213, RandyG, The Cure For Triskaidekaphobiaviewtopic.php?f=1&t=23991. Several sources, including the official SCRABBLE® dictionary, confirm that there are sixteen 5-letter English language words starting with the letter “T” that can be made from the letters T-H-I-R-T-E-E-N. If I arbitrarily eliminate “teeth”, “titer” and "titre" from the list, name one of the 13 remaining words.
Each letter may be used only up to the number of times it appears in "THIRTEEN." Proper nouns and slang are not valid for this question. 2. In clinical psychology, a “phobia” is a persistent and often disproportionate and irrational fear of an object or situation. Select one the 13 generally-accepted phobias below and say what it’s a fear of.
Your answer does not need to match exactly any clinical definition of the phobia, but it must describe essentially the same thing. You don't need to include the letter of your choice.
Note: When a given phobia is commonly defined as two or more closely-related fears, all of these fears will be grouped together under the phobia; for example, if "jeoparophobia" describes a fear of either being on the game show Jeopardy!
or of meeting people named Trebek, those answers will be grouped together under "jeoparophobia."
(M) tachophobia3. One singing group that certainly didn’t have philophobia -- i.e. the fear of love -- was The Supremes.
In all of the group’s various iterations, combinations and associations with other groups throughout their heyday in the 1960s and early 70s, the Supremes charted 14 times in the Billboard Hot 100 with songs that had “love” somewhere in the title, either as a standalone word or as part of a longer, related word. The last of these was 1972’s “Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love” in the post-Diana Ross era, which topped out at #59. (Does anybody actually know or remember that song?) Name one of their 13 other Hot 100 songs containing “love.” 4. Name one of the 13 famous people pictured below, each of whom was born in 1913.
Name only is sufficient; you don’t need to include the number of your choice. If the image is not displaying properly inside the spoiler or you require more detail, click here (small)
or here (large)
for standalone images. 5. Name one of the 13 theatrically-released movies described below, all of which have the word or fragment “fear” or the number "13" somewhere in their titles.
The title only is sufficient; you don't need to include the letter of your choice.
6. Someone with a fear of crowds -- variously referred to as agoraphobia, enochlophobia, demophobia, and ochlophobia -- would probably avoid major league baseball,
(A) Biopic on the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. (1957), Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, dir. Robert Mulligan
(B) Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy. (1991), Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, dir. David Zucker
(C) A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia(!) investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (1958), James Stewart, Kim Novak, dir. Alfred Hitchcock. (The working title for this film was Fear and Trembling. If you select this choice, name the title that the film has been known by since its release.)
(D) In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgently needed nitroglycerine shipment to a remote oil field. (1953), Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. (Remade as an English-language version in 1977 with a different title.)
(E) Three astronauts must devise a strategy to return to Earth safely after their spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage. (1995), Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, dir. Ron Howard
(F) CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the U.S. and Russia by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game. (2002), Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, dir. Phil Alden Robinson
(G) A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. (1991), Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, dir. Martin Scorsese. (Remake of a 1962 film.)
(H) A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but only by wearing a special pair of goggles can they see their unearthly tormentors. (1960), Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, dir. William Castle
(I) Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest. (1996), Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, dir. Gregory Hoblit
(J) A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash. (1993), Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, dir. Peter Weir
(K) A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice are on the hunt for vampires... and a kidnapped damsel in distress. (1967), Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, dir. Roman Polanski
(L) The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by a seemingly unstoppable street gang. (1976), Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, dir. John Carpenter. (Remade in 2005.)
(M) A fictitious war in an unidentified country provides the background for four soldiers who survive the crash-landing of their plane and find themselves six miles behind enemy lines. (1953), Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, dir. Stanley Kubrick. This was Stanley Kubrick's first directoral feature.... and the one he wanted everybody to forget ever existed.
where the average game attendance this year has been about 31,000. Surprising as it might seem, average attendance in 1958, the year that two teams began playing on the west coast, was less than half of that in 2014. Of the 16 teams in the combined major leagues in 1958, 13 were based in a city east of Kansas City. Name one of those 13 teams, including both the city and team name. 7. Has there ever been a child who didn’t have tetraphobia, i.e. fear of monsters?
Not that some adults don’t as well, but more often adults face their latent fears by making light of the subjects. Take television. (Monstrous, no?) The Munsters
family lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane during the show's two years in first run (1964-66.) The arguably more macabre The Addams Family
also aired in primetime during the same years. The two shows combined had 13 credited characters (5 Munsters, 8 Addams) who appeared in at least 25% of the episodes.** Name one of those 13 regular or recurring characters.
Answer with the character, not the actor. (Note: In order to take neg bait off the table, Thing was not a credited character on The Addams Family
** 9 credited characters were in all or nearly all of the episodes, 3 in around 60%, and only 1 in slightly over 25%. No other recurring characters appeared in anywhere near 25%. 8. Aviophobia -- the fear of flying -- is not uncommon, especially when it comes to flying in small planes.
But when the alternative to flying is riding for hours through a snowstorm in a freezing cold, broken-down bus one’s fear of flying might dissipate, as what happened on February 3, 1959. In his iconic 1972 song “American Pie” Don McLean dubbed that “The Day the Music Died” because on that day McLean’s musical idol and two other singing stars died in a chartered plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, while en route from one concert venue to another. Related to that event, name one of the items described below.
Answer with name or title only; you do not need to include the letter of your choice.
(A) Singing star 1, pictured above
(B) Singing star 2, pictured above (either real name or stage name, both of which will be grouped together)
(C) Singing star 3, pictured above
(D) The future country music star who was originally supposed to be on that flight, but who gave up his seat, and who eventually died 43 years later of complications from diabetes
(E) The title of the 1977 biopic about singing star 1
(F) The actor who portrayed singing star 1 in the biopic
(G) The title of the 1989 biopic about singing star 3
(H) The actor who portrayed singing star 3 in the biopic
(I) The name of singing star 1’s backup group, that because of contractual arrangements received the official credit for many of his early hits
(J) Singing star 3’s girlfriend, whom he immortalized with his biggest chart hit -- first name only is OK
(K) Singing star 4, pictured below, who also died in a small plane crash
(L) Singing star 5, ditto
(M) Singing star 6, ditto9. If you combined the fear of music (melophobia), the fear of night (noctiphobia) and the fear of dawn or daylight (eosophobia), what would you have? You'd have question 9, in which you are to match a show tune (left column) with the Broadway (or off-Broadway) musical (right column) in which it appeared.
Please answer in the form: Left column letter - right column number, e.g. F-2. Note that there are 14 musicals listed, one of which does not match to any of the show tunes. 10. Name one of the 13 letter words (or proper nouns) described in the Jeopardy! clues below.
You don’t need to answer in the form of a question -- in fact, I’d rather that you didn’t -- but the correct spelling
is required. The word alone is sufficient; you don't need to include the number of your choice. If the image is not displaying properly inside the spoiler or you require more detail, click here (small)
, here (large)
, or here (large picture associated with #4)
for standalone images. 11. Name one of the following described below, all of which have something to do with "13."
The answer alone is sufficient; you do not need to associate it with a description or letter. Note that there are 4 possible answers for (D) and 2 for (G), all of which will be grouped separately, making a total of 13 distinct answers.
(A) the 13th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution (in 1790)
(B) the subject of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
(C) the 13th president of the United States
(D) a U.S. president who was in office for at least one month in 1813, 1913 or 2013 (4 possible answers for this choice)
(E) the 13th U.S. state when listed alphabetically
(F) the body of water crossed along an approximately 20 mile continuous stretch of U.S. Route 13
(G) the main U.S. city within a metropolitan area that is served by either area code 213 or 313 (2 possible answers for this choice)
(H) the 13th U.S. state as ranked by population (2013 estimates; 12th is Virginia, 14th is Massachusetts; 12-14 is the same order in 2010 Census)
(I) a huge majority of personal
bankruptcy filings in the U.S. are under either Chapter 13 of the U.S. Code or this other Chapter 12. Would you prefer less fear and more loathing or more fear and less loathing?
Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 counter-cultural, semi-biographical novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
naturally followed from literary traditions started years earlier by the Beat Generation authors of the 1950s and the psychedelics and social satirists of the 1960s. Name the author of one of the following books written between 1956 and 1968 that are all closely associated with those traditions. Include the letter choice with your answer
(A) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
(B) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
(C) Franny and Zooey
(D) On the Road
(E) Howl and Other Poems
(F) Naked Lunch
(G) A Clockwork Orange
(J) Cat’s Cradle
(K) The Armies of the Night
(L) Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
(M) Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me 13. There are several theories regarding the origin of the term, but everyone agrees that a “baker's dozen” is 13, one more than a standard dozen. Provide the answer to one of the following clues, all of which have something to do with “baker.”
Just the answer, you do not need to include the letter of your choice.
Note: Jeopardy! rules would dictate that “Baker” alone is not a sufficient answer to any of these, so please don’t make me ask you for more specific information if your answer is a person's name containing "Baker."
(A) The actress who grew up as Norma Jean Baker.
(B) Along with Eric Claption and Jack Bruce, the third member of the Hall of Fame rock band Cream.
(C) Mount Baker, an active volcano, is the third highest mountain in this U.S. state.
(D) The address on Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes lived.
(E) His single “Baker Street” spent 6 weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978.
(F) The American blues singer who achieved her greatest success in Paris in the 1920s.
(G) The founder of The Church of Christ, Scientist.
(H) Baker’s is a Kraft Foods brand name for this baking ingredient.
(I) The town of Baker, California is located within this desert.
(J) John (Franklin) Baker was a Hall of Fame baseball player best remembered by this nickname.
(K) The American jazz trumpeter extraordinaire and some time vocalist who attained maximum fame in the 1950s.
(L) The U.S. Senator from Tennessee, perhaps best remembered as the ranking Republican on the Senate Watergate Hearings Committee.
(M) The all-star outfielder for the Braves, Dodgers, Giants and Athletics, and later manager of the Giants, Cubs and Reds.
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1. JULIA is a character in The Two Gentlemen of Verona
. JULIE & JULIA is a film for which Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar but did not win. Name another film for which Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar (Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress), but did not win. (14 possible answers)
2. BIANCA is a character in The Taming of the Shrew
. BIANCA is also a color (white) in Italian. Translate one of the following colors from Italian to English. Specify the letter you’re referring to in your answer.
3. MARGARET is a character in Henry VI, Part 1
. MARGARET THATCHER was the first female prime minister of the UK. Name the first woman to have held one of the positions below (on a permanent, not interim or acting basis). Specify the letter you’re referring to in your answer.
A. president, Brazil
B. president, Chile
C. prime minister, Denmark
D. chancellor, Germany
E. prime minister, India
F. president, Ireland
G. prime minister, Israel
H. prime minister, Jamaica
I. president, Liberia
J. prime minister, Pakistan
K. president, Philippines
L. prime minister, Canada
4. JULIET is a character in Romeo and Juliet
. JULIETT is an ICAO code word (aka the NATO phonetic alphabet) that would be worth more than 10 points in Scrabble if the point values of the individual letters were added up. Name another ICAO code word for which the sum of its letters in Scrabble tiles is worth 10 or more points. (12 possible answers)
(Note: I will be using the spellings given by the ICAO as guidelines for calculating point values. If you, however, misspell an eligible answer, I will not care, as long as it would plausibly be pronounced the same way.)
(Note: Not all of the ICAO code words are permitted by the Scrabble dictionary, but ignore that for this question.)
(Note: ICAO gives the spelling for the first code word as Alfa, not Alpha; therefore, it is not an eligible response for this question.)
5. HELENA is a character in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
. HELENA is also the current capital of a US state admitted in 1889 or later. Name another current capital of a US state that was admitted in 1889 or later. (11 possible answers)
(Note: the current capital of the last state to be admitted before 1889 is Denver.)
6. PORTIA is a character in The Merchant of Venice
. PORTIA DE ROSSI is an actress credited with 68 episodes of the TV series Arrested Development
and with 89 episodes of Ally McBeal
. Name another actor or actress credited with at least 68 episodes of Arrested Development
or at least 89 episodes of Ally McBeal
. (14 possible answers)
(Note: Ron Howard, though the narrator throughout Arrested Development
, was uncredited and therefore is not an eligible answer for this question.)
7. HERO is a character in Much Ado About Nothing
. “HERO” is a song that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. From the lyrics below, identify one of the following songs that also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. Specify the letter you’re referring to in your answer.
A. “If I should stay, I should only be in your way”
B. “Tell me princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?”
C. “A licky boom boom down, police them comin in for me now they blow down me door”
D. “Baby don’t you understand, I want to be your nasty man”
E. “Like a moth to a flame, burned by the fire, my love is blind, can’t you see my desire”
F. “I don’t know what it is that you’ve done to me, but it’s caused me to act in such a crazy way”
G. “Wise men say, only fools rush in”
H. “I need you so desperately, won’t you please come around, ‘cause I wanna share forever with you baby”
I. “Maybe I’m crazy, but it’s crazy and it’s true, I know you can save me, no one else can save me now but you”
J. “I heard from a friend today, and she said you were in town”
8. CELIA is a character in As You Like It
. CELIA is also a name given by the National Hurricane Center to Atlantic hurricanes that has since been retired. Name a hurricane name given by the NHC to Atlantic hurricanes that was retired in 2006 or later. (16 possible answers)
(Note: if a hurricane name is retired, it is retired the year after the storm hits. Therefore, hurricanes names that were retired because of storms that hit in 2005 are eligible for this question.)
9. ISABELLA is a character in Measure for Measure. QUEEN ISABELLA was a person featured on a US postage stamp for her contributions to exploration. Identify one of the following explorers on a US stamp below (full size images can be found here
). Specify the letter you’re referring to in your answer. (11 possible answers)
(Note: item C refers to the man in the lower left of the stamp; item D refers to the man located above and to the right.)
(Note: each stamp specifies the person’s name in the caption, hence the blacked-out bits. Though some of the stamps depict additional, unspecified figures, I am looking for the names in the captions.)
10. HERMIONE is a character in The Winter’s Tale
. HERMIONE GRANGER is one of the top 9 Harry Potter
characters most mentioned by name. Name another Harry Potter
character who is one of the nine most mentioned by name in the series. (8 possible answers)
(Note: I will accept a character’s first name, as well as their last name, if the character is primarily referred to by his or her first name in the series. For example, I would accept “Hermione,” “Granger” or “Hermione Granger” if Hermione Granger were an eligible answer for this question, since Hermione is primarily referred to as Hermione, there are no other major characters surnamed Granger, and Hermione Granger is her full name, respectively.)
(Note: mentions are tallied by the character’s proper name - first, last, or first and last together - as well as nicknames and pseudonyms, but do not include pronouns or phrases like “the cleverest witch her age,” even when they clearly point to the character.)
(Note: The tenth most mentioned character was Fred Weasley, with 920 mentions.)
11. MIRANDA is a character in The Tempest
. ERNESTO MIRANDA was a notable Supreme court plaintiff (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966). Identify the plaintiff associated with the defendant and year of a Supreme Court decision below. Please identify which letter you are identifying the plaintiff for in your answer.
A. v. Madison, 1803
B. v. Ogden, 1824
C. v. Sandford, 1857
D. v. Ferguson, 1896
E. v. Board of Education, 1954
F. v. Wainwright, 1963
G. v. Carr, 1962
H. v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1969
I. v. Gore, 2000
J. v. Bollinger, 2003
K. v. Hobby Lobby, 2014
12. KATHERINE is a character in Henry VIII
. KATHERINE GRAINGER is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist. Identify the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in one of the following events. Please indicate which event you are identifying the medalist for in your answer.
A. Athletics - men’s 200 meters
B. Athletics - men’s 5000 meters
C. Artistic gymnastics - women’s individual all-around
D. Artistic gymnastics - women’s floor
E. Gymnastics - women’s individual trampoline
F. Swimming - men’s 100 m butterfly
G. Swimming - men’s 400 m individual medley
H. Swimming - women’s 200 m backstroke
I. Tennis - men’s singles
J. Tennis - women’s singles
K. Volleyball - women’s beach
(Note: K has two possible answers, since women’s beach volleyball is played in teams of two. I want you to name one, and only one, of the two players. Points will be accumulated separately. For example, if the winning team was composed of Jane Doe and Jill Smith, you could answer either Jane Doe or Jill Smith (not both). If five people respond Jane Doe and three people respond Jill Smith, the people who said Jane Doe will get five points, and the people who said Jill Smith will get three points.)
BONUSES. There is no penalty for incorrect guesses; however, you may not submit more guesses than the maximum number of discounted points for each question (1 guess for B1, two guesses for B2, three for B3, four for B4).
1. The title of this TD is a (fairly tenuous) reference to “Ladies of Cambridge (Boston)”, a song by which spookily named indie rock group for which Ezra Koenig sings lead vocals? (-1 point)
2. Shakespeare recycled quite a few names from play to play. Name the character from questions 1-12 whose name (perhaps spelled differently) was reused in one of the following plays. Include the play in your response. (-1 point each, max of -2 points)
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, HENRY V, JULIUS CAESAR, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, OTHELLO
3. Name Shakespeare’s wife or daughters (-1 point each, max of -3 points)
4. Name the lady from questions 1-12 who is or becomes engaged or married to one of the following Shakespearean gents. Include which gent you’re matching the lady with in your response. (-1 each, max of -4 points)
BASSANIO, CLAUDIO, DEMETRIUS, FERDINAND, LEONTES, LUCENTIO, OLIVER, PROTEUS, VINCENTIO
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *TD 215, goforthetie, (Semi-)Classic Cinema IIIviewtopic.php?f=1&t=24201.
We'll start with something easy - everyone is super-familiar with Steven Spielberg, right? And yet, oddly, there's never been a TD question about him. Name a film he directed that earned an Oscar nomination for either Best Picture or Best Director (or both). 2.
Continuing the theme of people that defined the mainstream of 30 years ago... The annual Quigley Poll asks movie exhibitors to vote for the top ten box office draws of the year. For instance, the top 10 for 2013 were Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy. Name a movie star that appeared on the Quigley Top Ten Money-Making Stars list at least three times
during the 1980s (1980-89). There are 12 correct answers. Here is the list of actors who appeared on the top ten list exactly twice during the 80's: Hanks, Streep, Redford, Newman, Murray, Moore, Gibson, Williams, Travolta, Chase, Field, Gere, Turner, Parton, Midler. Nicholson appeared only once, believe it or not! From the Quigley website: "The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star’s real box-office draw because the selections are made by professionals whose livelihood depends on choosing the films and actors that will bring audiences to their theatres. It draws a distinction among stars that happen to appear in hit films and those stars that Exhibitors and film buyers believe actually cause an audience to come to their theatres."3.
Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence, we'd better ask this question before her resume gets too long. Name a movie in which she had a role. Films belonging to the same series will be grouped together. 4.
Ms. Lawrence shot from unknown to Oscar nominee to megastar in the blink of an eye. For others, even an Oscar nomination doesn't raise their profile. Below are photos of 12 nominees that have stayed fairly anonymous (or seem likely to), taken from the movies they were nominated for. Pick a photo and name the movie
in which the nominated performance occurred. Please give the letter along with your answer. All movies are from the past 20 years. I've tried to pick photos that hint at the movie in question.BONUS:
Give the name of the nominee you chose for 10% off your score on this question. You can get 10% off even if you get the name of the movie wrong! Obviously you cannot answer the bonus if you drop this question. 5.
When creating its list of most memorable film quotes, the AFI first compiled a list of 400 nominees. Embedded below are all of the nominated quotes that use the word 'love'. Pick one and name the actor
who spoke the line. Please include the letter with your answer. (Hint: these are in alphabetical order by movie title, although keep in mind that I want the actor, not the movie title.)
A. ALVY SINGER: Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
B. LT. COL. BILL KILGORE: I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
C. JONATHAN SHIELDS: Georgia, love is for the very young.
D. SUGARPUSS O'SHEA: I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk!
E. MARGUERITE GAUTIER: His eyes have made love to me all evening.
F. DAVID WOODERSON: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
G. SAM WHEAT: It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
H. DIXON STEELE: I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
I. OLIVER BARRETT IV: Love means never having to say you're sorry.
J. WYATT EARP: Mac, you ever been in love? MAC: No, I've been a bartender all my life. (Note: For this quote, just give the actor who spoke the first line.)
K. REV. HARRY POWELL: Would you like me to tell you the little story of right hand, left hand? The story of good and evil? H-A-T-E. It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E. You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man -- the right hand, friends, the hand of love.
L. COUNT LEON D'ALGOUT: Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
M. JEFF BAILEY: You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
N. GEORGE EASTMAN: I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.
O. HARRY LIME: In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had 500 years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Name someone who has been awarded* an Oscar for acting whose voice can be heard in a Pixar movie. *: This can be a honorary award.
I am almost certain that every Pixar movie to date has at least one correct answer, given the way I have worded the question. In any event, I will grade things as if that's the case. (Hint, hint!) 7.
Sequels happen all the time and trilogies are almost passe now. Let's go one further: Name a movie series that has had exactly four films released. Rebooted series are counted separately, but spin-off movies that exist in the same universe as the original films still count as part of the series, even if a lead actor gets swapped out, or a different character is made the focus. Movies that merge multiple previous franchises, however, count as a new franchise. For instance, Prometheus counts as part of the Alien franchise, but The Avengers does not count for Iron Man. Feel free to PM me if you have other specific questions about how I'm counting things. 8.
The most significant director-actor pairing of all time might very well have been Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, who made 16 films together. Kurosawa once said of Mifune, "I am proud of nothing I have done other than with him." Name a Kurosawa-directed film that features Toshiro Mifune. Hint: The pair stopped working together after 1965. Kurosawa became much less prolific after the split, so it doesn't matter too much, but you don't want to guess Ran, which premiered in 1985 and is easily Kurosawa's most famous film that doesn't feature Mifune. For this question you don't have to worry about whether the film saw a US release.9.
Pick one of the photos below and give the name that the pet is usually called in the pictured movie. Please include the letter with your answer. 10.
Name an actor who has played Robin Hood on screen. Voice actors are OK. The character's name does not have to be 'Robin Hood' exactly - although it should be close - as long as it is clear, e.g., from the movie title, that the character is based on the Robin Hood of traditional lore. 11.
I have taken every film since 1999 that has a certain property and selected a shot from the film; these shots are compiled in the image below. Name one of the movies. You do not have to tell me which picture your movie corresponds to. None of the movies is obscure. I anticipate that I might have to give 'Be More Specific' to certain responses, so be forewarned.BONUS:
For 10% off your score on this question, what is the common property? You may answer the bonus even if you drop this question, in which case a correct answer will be worth a deduction of 1.5 points. (Hint: Why did I choose these particular shots?)12.
Let's wrap things up. Name a movie with at least 10,000 votes at IMDb whose title starts with the letter Z. 10000 votes is a fairly low bar; every Z movie I could think of is over 10,000 and there are over a dozen correct answers. For reference, a movie called Zabriskie Point that I've never heard of has 8915 votes. Titles beginning with 'The' or 'A' do not count.
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1. As one might expect (or know), the term “Down Under” refers to the fact that Australia and New Zealand are south of the Equator. For some reason, the term never seemed to catch on in any of the thirty or so other countries that also have all of their territory completely south of the equator. Name a country on the continental landmasses of South America or Africa that fits this description (19 possible answers). To clarify, island countries do not count.
2. Name a three-letter word (of the English language) you can create from the letters in “down under”. You can use each letter as often as they appear in the phrase (at least 9 possible answers).
3. Name a state or territory of Australia (external territories do NOT count) or one of the three largest islands of New Zealand (11 possible answers).
4. The Australian Open, held in Melbourne, is the first grand slam tennis tournament in the year. Name any singles (men’s or women’s) champion of the tournament since (and including) 2003. For reference, Thomas Johansson and Jennifer Capriati won in 2002. Neither of them have won since (13 possible answers).
Bonus (-1) point: Name at least one year in which the player you named won the event.
5. Peter Jackson is probably one of the best-known individuals from New Zealand, where many of the pictures he directs and produces are filmed. Name a full-length film directed or produced by Peter Jackson (films in the same series count as separate entities). For clarification, these are films that, on IMDB, Jackson is credited as either producing or directing it. These films must have already been released (16 possible answers).
6. Name the Australian from the description. Please include the letter of your answer along with the name.
a. Actor who portrays Wolverine in the X-Men franchise.
b. This author of Mary Poppins was born in Australia before moving to Britain.
c. This golfer won the 2013 Masters tournament.
d. This Australian country singer is currently a judge on American Idol.
e. In August, this man claimed that he would be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy “soon”.
f. This former Victoria’s Secret Angel was married to Orlando Bloom.
g. This actress won the 2013 Academy Award for best actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine.
h. He was nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter” and hosted a show with the same name.
i. This owner of The News of the World faced investigations after allegations of phone-hacking in 2011.
j. This actor portrayed the Joker in The Dark Knight, which was not released until after his death from accidental intoxication that occurred after taken prescription drugs.
k. This man directed The Great Gatsby and Romeo+Juliet.
7. Anna Creek Station is the world’s largest cattle station, covering over 31,000 square kilometers, which makes it larger than the country of Belgium. Name a European country with a smaller area than Belgium (12 possible answers).
8. Aussies use (or have used) a wide variety of slang terms, some of them stranger than others. Give the meaning of one of these slang terms (Please include the letter with your answer):
a. (to) Cark it
d. Get Stuffed
9. Identify one of these Australian or New Zealand landmarks. Give the letter along with your answer.
10. New Zealand’s All Blacks (or the New Zealand National Rugby Union Team), perhaps the most famous rugby team in the world, won the 2011 rugby world cup. Name any of the other 19 countries that competed in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. It should be worth noting that the UK does not have a rugby team; each subdivision of the UK has its own team, similar to the way it is in soccer.
Help: Breakdown by continent:
Oceania-4 (that number does not include New Zealand)
11. Canberra became Australia’s capital after disputes over whether the capital should be Sydney or Melbourne. Because it was just a rural area at the time, it is seen as a purpose-built capital city. Name any other current world capital that was built (or greatly expanded) for this purpose (13 answers).
Bonus (-1) point: Name the architect/designer of Canberra.
12. Name one of the three most populous cities in New Zealand or one of the eight most populous cities in Australia (11 answers). For reference, these are urban areas around a city or Greater Capital City Statistical Areas. Wollongong, with a population of 282,000, is 9th in Australia (under my standards). In New Zealand, Hamilton is the 4th most populous city, with a population of about 150,000.
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