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What Pulitzer-Prize-winning work was released in two volumes called “My Father Bleeds History” and “And Here My Troubles Began”?

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TODAY’S QUESTION

What comic book series inspired several deathtraps in Raiders of the Lost Ark, including the large boulder Indiana Jones narrowly outraces in the opening sequence?

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That question, again: Where is the average American likely to find an agave snout weevil?

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What nineteenth-century technology is the subject of Tom Standage’s book The Victorian Internet?

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That question, again: What superhero started wearing shorts recently after a DC editor declared he never wanted to see her panties again?

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TODAY’S QUESTION

What superhero started wearing shorts recently after a DC editor declared he never wanted to see her panties again?

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That question, again: In California,  a bottle of Charles Shaw wine famously sells for what price?

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In California,  a bottle of Charles Shaw wine famously sells for what price?

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That question, again: As the Punisher discovered in 1994, druglord “Red” Fever bears an uncanny, hijinks-inspiring resemblance to what iconic American teenager?

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As the Punisher discovered in 1994, druglord “Red” Fever bears an uncanny, hijinks-inspiring resemblance to what iconic American teenager?

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That question, again: In Pulp Fiction, what kind of burger gets an enthusiastic endorsement (”That’s a tasty burger!”) from Jules? (Hint: Annette Funicello could tell you.)

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Trivia + wordplay: Trianguation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on May 5, 2009

Trivia meets wordplay. I’ll give you three definitions. You tell me the word all three of them could define.

Example: an after-dinner cocktail, a kosher insect, and a synonym for padawan? Grasshopper.

Got it? Here we go:

1) a Supreme Court plaintiff, a university, and a famous encyclopedia

2) the opposite of draw, part of a LEGO, and an earring

3) an Heiress Records album, a Gilmore Girls character, and a Trojan

4) a book by Alex Haley, a card, and a kind of bee

5) a basketball game, h, and a type of power

6) Louise Brooks, a little comic strip character, and something amazing

7) a perpetually rejected fish, a Revlon fragrance, and part of the phonetic alphabet

8) a variety of apple, a Toni Morrison novel, and a Transformer

9) a river, someone known for his escapes, and the opposite of ladder

10) a Bumstead, a text file, and a monster

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Quiz: Movies ’08, In Memoriam Montage Edition

Round 7 at the Old Pequliar on Jan. 6, 2009

For a half point each, identify the movie each question is asking about, and the star from that movie who died in 2008.

1) What 2008 blockbuster is now the second-highest-grossing film domestically, second only to  Titanic?

2) The first movie to earn $100 million at the box office, and the highest-grossing film before Star Wars, was what 1975 horror film?

3) What 2002 documentary inspired a 13-minute ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, and a chorus of boos and cheers at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony?

4) The screenplay for what dark 2003 Christmas comedy received an uncredited rewrite from Joel and Ethan Coen?

5) What 1999 drama, its director’s final film, originally featured Harvey Keitel and Jennifer Jason Leigh, who had to be replaced because of the long production?

6) Rotten Tomatoes says Sylvester Stallone’s worst movie is The Specialist, but in Stallone’s opinion, his worst is what 1992 comedy where he plays a police detective?

7) Fantagraphics’ most popular graphic novel ever was re-released this year in a Special Edition that included the screenplay for what 2001 coming-of-age comedy/drama?

8) According to Debbie Reynolds, the two hardest things she had to do in her life were childbirth and making what classic 1952 musical?

9) Called Kingdom of the Sun when production started, what 2000 animated movie generated a direct-to-DVD sequel focused on the character Kronk, as well as a TV series?

10) On the American Film Institute’s list of the top American comedy films, what 1974 film beat out Young Frankenstein as the funniest by Mel Brooks?

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TODAY’S QUESTION:

What increasingly unusual biographical detail unites Clark Kent and Hiram Flagston?

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TODAY’S QUESTION:

What’s the significance of these names in this order: Shirley, Lincoln, Arnold, Tony, Billy, Marsha, and Nick?

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