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Quiz: Fin (Questions about endings, finales, conclusions, etc.)

Questions about endings, finales, conclusions, etc.

  1. 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”?
  2. What’s the popular name for the performance of the Catholic sacraments the Anointing of the Sick, the Sacrament of Penance, and/or Viaticum?
  3. 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?
  4. What company took its inspirational tagline from Gary Gilmore’s last words before being executed by firing squad in 1977?
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. What TV series ended when the mysterious and wily Fred Johnson confessed to a murder before falling to his death at an amusement park?
  9. What New York Times bestseller was based on computer science professor Randy Pausch’s lecture Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams?
  10. 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?


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Trivia Quiz: Notes on Camp

Round 6 at the Old Pequliar on March 3, 2009
Average score:  6.57/10 (14 teams)

1) The Foo Fighters’ video for “Big Me” parodies commercials for what candy?

2) What flamboyant singer is the godfather to Sean Lennon, Elizabeth Hurley’s son, and two of David and Victoria Beckham’s kids?

3) Richard Simmons had a recurring role as himself on what soap opera, a favorite of Dr. House?

4) What Coors Light spokeswoman and spoof presidential candidate made her debut as the host of Movie Macabre in 1981?

5) What Razzie Award-winning biopic from 1981 does John Waters describe as “The first comedy about child abuse”?

6) A kitschy lawn ornament became an international celebrity when the “roaming gnome” became the mascot for what online company?

7) In the notorious final scene of Pink Flamingos, Divine eats fresh dogshit while what 1953 hit song by Patti Page plays on the soundtrack?

8) Pop quiz, Batman: Julie Newmar is to Eartha Kitt as Frank Gorshin is to what Addams Family star?

9) Scott Thorson, Liberace’s driver and bodyguard, sued the entertainer in 1982 for what?

10) According to Susan Sontag, the ultimate camp statement is “it’s good because it’s” what five-letter adjective?
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Quiz: Batman

Round 2 at the Old Pequliar on Dec. 2, 2008
Average score: 6.93/10 (15 teams)

1) Biff, pow, urkkk, glipp, zgrupp, and other words chosen to imitate the sounds in Batman fight scenes are examples of what literary device?

2) The mayor of Batman, Turkey, is suing Warner Brothers and what director for stealing his city’s name?

3) According to the comics, the last movie Bruce Wayne’s parents saw was about what masked adventurer?

4) Super-hacker and information broker Oracle is the current crimefighting identity of what Batman ally paralyzed by the Joker in 1988’s Killing Joke?

5) A scene of Batman debating what crotchety nemesis became popular on YouTube in October because of its amusing echoes of the Obama/McCain debates?

6) In the 1987 Batman story A Death in the Family, readers called 1-900 numbers and voted to kill what character?

7) What fan-favorite director and comic book writer named his daughter Harley Quinn, after the Joker-obsessed villain from Batman: The Animated Series?

8) According to Frank Miller, Gotham City is New York at night, while what other comic book city is New York during the day?

9) Two long-standing members of Batman’s rogues gallery were introduced in 1940 in Batman #1. For a half point each, name them.

10) What go-go dance, introduced in the first episode of the Batman TV series, was nominated for TV Land’s Greatest TV Dance Craze, but lost to The Fonzie?

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