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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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Quiz: Jim Henson’s Muppets

1) Which of these is the only Muppet that wasn’t voiced by Jim Henson: Count Von Count, Ernie, Guy Smiley, or the Swedish Chef?
2) In The Monster at the End of This Book, what is the name of the monster at the end of the book?
3) Jim Henson sometimes claimed that “muppet” was a combination of “puppet” and what other word?
4) What media company bought the Muppets in 2004?
5) What long-running television show had a recurring feature in its first season devoted to Muppets in the Land of Gortch?
6) What Muppet series debuted on HBO on January 10, 1983?
7) What song, sung by Kermit, reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November, 1979?
8) As a Swedish Chef, the Swedish Chef likely put together many “sandwich tables” — the literal translation of what Swedish word?
9) Rumor had it that Jim Henson didn’t see a doctor when he contracted his fatal case of pneumonia because he was raised in what faith?
10) In 2004, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker were voted Britain’s favorite cinematic scientists, defeating what science fiction character?

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