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Multi-question quizzes on a topic. Mostly pub quiz rounds, deployed against real live possibly drunk trivia fans.

Quiz: Do you remember 2011?

My final regular hosting gig at the Old Pequliar (“Seattle’s Brainiest Trivia Night”) was January 3, and was my annual year-in-review quiz. Here’s a selection of questions adapted from that quiz – were you on my wavelength in 2011?

The Year in Twitter

  • In early May, Sohaib Athar  tweeted “Go away helicopter, before I take out my giant swatter.” What city does he live in?
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  • What company denied negotiating with Jason Castillo for his twitter handle, stating that they were not yet “getting into the minutiae of marketing”?
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  • Who joined Twitter in June, saying in his first tweet: “Dear friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be our lord Jesus Christ!”
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  • Who received a firestorm of criticism after he tweeted, in response to Ryan Dunn’s death, that “friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive”?
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  • When David Wiggs complained that a White House briefing was dull, the White House responded with a link to what popular destination?
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What unusual circumstance do these people have in common?

  • Will Arnett
  • Steve Carell
  • Billy Connolly
  • Nikki Cox
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Donna Dixon
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Gene Wilder

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Quiz: Name the novel from Amazon’s key phrases

Can you name the novel from the key phrases identified by Amazon?

1) tighter bomb pattern, more combat missions, stupid mouth, Henry Fonda, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf
2) feminist funeral, ball turret gunner, wrestling practice, Under Toad, and sexual suspect
3) three sénéchaux, seeded womb, corporal mortification, sacred feminine, and Opus Dei
4) grain barges, cell leader, laser drills, new catapult, and Free Luna
5) invisible doctors, banana company, insomnia plague, story about the capon, and siesta time
6) bun compartment, nucular bum, flannel nightshirt, hunting cap, and Patrolman Mancuso
7) keystream letters, Bletchley Park, making license plates, Bobby Shaftoe, and substitution alphabet
8) tennis academy, professional conversationalist, Hal Incandenza, new bong, and howling fantods
9) accused man, fishing gaff, strawberry land, Kabuo Miyamoto, and Island County
10) Las Vegas, rundown bootheels, happy crappy, Captain Trips, and dig your man

(NOTE: I first wrote this in 2008, and Amazon’s redone their keywords since then. Contemporary accuracy is not guaranteed.)

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

What do we have here? I scrambled the lyrics (minus any mentions of the title) to a well-known song using Wordle. (Wordle is awesome. Have fun.)

Your task: Identify the song.

Added March 26: the answer, in handy music-video format. (Which is probably how you know the song anyway.)

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know the drill. I took the lyrics to a popular song (not necessarily current, mind you), removed any mention of the title, and made them into a word cloud using Wordle.

Your task: Identify the song.

Added March 19: Tired of staring at it? Here’s the answer.

Do you recognize this woman?

I used this photo in a picture round in my most recent quiz at the Old Pequliar:

Can you name this celebrity?

Know who it is?

(Theme of the round: Celebrities with 2009 milestones — either got married, got divorced, or had a kid.)

Incorrect guesses from the teams who were playing that night:

  • Idina Menzel
  • Linda Evangelista
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Jennifer
  • Courtney Cox
  • Alicia Keys
  • Janice Dickinson
  • Jennifer Connelly
  • Liz Phair
  • Feist

Three teams correctly identified Cobie Smulders (who had a kid).

Can you name this song?

CAN YOU NAME THIS SONG?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

I removed any mentions of its title, then ran the rest of the lyrics through Wordle. Can you name it?

Need a hint? Leave a comment.

[Lyrics quiz] Can you name this song?

CAN YOU NAME THIS SONG?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

I removed any mentions of its title, then ran the rest of the lyrics through Wordle. Can you name it?

Hint: This song was released in Show ▼

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LYRICS FROM LAST TIME …

What song is it?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

Rich B correctly identified “You Get What You Give,” by the New Radicals.

[Music quiz] Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

I removed the lines mentioning its title, then ran the rest of the lyrics through Wordle. Can you name it?

Hint: This song was released in Show ▼

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Hint: The artist is a Show ▼

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LYRICS FROM LAST TIME …

What song is it?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

Debcha got the Clash’s “London Calling” in just about no time flat. Kudos.

Can you name this song?

CAN YOU NAME THIS SONG?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

I removed any mentions of its title, then ran the rest of the lyrics through Wordle. Can you name it?

Hint: This song was released in Show ▼

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Hint #2: The song is Show ▼

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LYRICS FROM LAST TIME …

What song is it?

Can you name this song?

Can you name this song?

Dearly departed-from-Idol Paula Abdul’s early ’90s hit “Opposites Attract,” of course.

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