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Quiz: Chocolate

Round 1 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008

1) Barack Obama’s favorite sweets come from what local chocolatier?

2) If you’re eating something that’s at least 13% milk solids, 3.5% milk fat, 20% cocoa butter, and no more than 55% sugar, according to US regulations, what is it?

3) Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate, applying skills he used in what other profession involving melted material?

4) Nestle Quik chocolate milk mix was first introduced in 1948. What flavor came next, in 1959?

5) What former cast member on In Living Color hosts Comedy Central’s Chocolate News?

6) What West African country is the world’s leading exporter of cocoa, a crop introduced during the French colonial period?

7) What funk album by Parliament shares its name with a controversial phrase used in a 2006 speech by New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin?

8) Roald Dahl’s sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is called Charlie and the … what unusual mode of transportation?

9) Hershey’s Kisses were originally only wrapped in silver foil. What two additional colors did Hershey first use in 1962?

10) According to McSweeney’s, what famous horror writer might have described a Whitman’s Sampler chocolate cherry cordial with this copy: “You must not think me mad when I tell you what I found below the thin shell of chocolate used to disguise this bonbon’s true face. Yes! Hidden beneath its rich exterior is a hideously moist cherry cordial! What deranged architect could have engineered this non-Euclidean aberration? I dare not speculate.”

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Quiz: Zombies

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on August 12, 2008
Average score: 6.55/10 (11 teams)

1) According to a chatty zombie in Return of the Living Dead, what’s the only thing that gets rid of the pain of being dead?
2) The classic 1943 film I Walked With a Zombie was partly inspired by what classic 1847 Gothic novel?
3) What 2006 comic book by Robert Kirkman features brain-craving undead versions of Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and more?
4) There are many recipes for the zombie cocktail, but they all involve what liquor?
5) In 1994, what Irish band asked “What’s in your head?” in their international hit song “Zombie”?
6) George Romero’s Land of the Dead features cameos by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the creators of what zombie spoof released the year before?
7) British pop group The Zombies landed three singles in the US Billboard top 40 between 1964 and 1969. Name any one of them for one point.
8) What music video begins with this disclaimer from the artist: “Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in theoccult”?
9) The phrase “klaatu barada nikto” turned off Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still. In what 1992 horror sequel does a mangled version of the phrase raise a legion of hostile zombies?
10) The hilariously gory 1985 film Re-Animator, which brought a whole new meaning to the term “giving head,” was based on the story “Herbert West: Reanimator” by what American horror author?

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