9-June-14 / James Callan / Comments Off on Quiz: Fin (Questions about endings, finales, conclusions, etc.)
Questions about endings, finales, conclusions, etc.
What poem concludes with the lines “We have lingered in the chambers of the sea / By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown / Till human voices wake us, and we drown”?
What’s the popular name for the performance of the Catholic sacraments the Anointing of the Sick, the Sacrament of Penance, and/or Viaticum?
ITunes downloads of the 1971 Badfinger song “Baby Blue” increased 2981% after it played over the final moments of the final episode of what TV series?
What company took its inspirational tagline from Gary Gilmore’s last words before being executed by firing squad in 1977?
What DC superhero was presumed dead after being shot by Omega Beams in Final Crisis, though it turns out he’d just been unstuck in time like a goddamn Kurt Vonnegut protagonist?
Muhammed Ali lost his last two professional fights, against Larry Holmes and Trevor Burbick. His final victory came in 1978, when he reclaimed the World Heavyweight title for a third time after defeating who?
Native American chief Uncas, who appears alongside Natty Bumppo, is technically the title character of what classic American novel of the French and Indian War?
What TV series ended when the mysterious and wily Fred Johnson confessed to a murder before falling to his death at an amusement park?
What New York Times bestseller was based on computer science professor Randy Pausch’s lecture Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams?
For a half point each, who are the two monsters at the end of the Sesame Street sequel Another Monster at the End of This Book?
What activity is undertaken by Jason in the eighth Friday the 13th movie and the Muppets in their third movie, according to the titles?
What kind of lycanthrope was played by Nastassja Kinski in a remake of a classic movie starring Simone Simon?
When the third Ju-on film was remade, the Japanese setting was kept, Sarah Michelle Gellar was brought in to star, and the name was Anglicized to what?
Three of the Halloween sequels are subtitled “the [X] of Michael Myers.” For a half point, name one of the three Xs. For a full point, name two. Name three and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside for knowing a lot about shitty sequels.
Now that he’s retired from directing, Steven Soderbergh has time to do stuff like edit together a mashup of what 1960 horror film and its controversial 1998 remake?
When a Stranger Calls, a movie inspired by the urban legend of the babysitter and the man upstairs, inspired a remake in 2006 and a sequel in 1993. What one word was added to the end of the title to form the title of the sequel?
Big batch of spoilers! Timothy Olyphant, Laurie Metcalf, Scott Foley, Rory Culkin, and Emma Roberts all play masked killers in the sequels to what 1996 slasher film?
What Hebrew and Arabic name meaning “protected by God” became popular in the US after the remake of Ringu came out in 2003? It has the same first letter and number of syllables as Sadako, the original’s ghost girl.
Chloë Grace Moretz is only seventeen, but has already appeared in three horror film remakes. Name the one where she plays the title role for a half point, and one of the other two for another half point.
Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts have each played opposite the title character in remakes of what classic horror movie?
The guillotine. A tricoteuse would hang out in the Place de la Révolution during the Reign of Terror and knit while watching heads roll. (Now there’s an app for that.) Madame Defarge is a famous example, but encoding messages in their knitting is not a requirement.
Natalie Toro as Madame DeFarge, with company, in A Tale of Two Cities. (photo by Carol Rosegg)