mighty fine trivia by James Callan

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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: Series Business

Round 6 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008
Average score: 5.1/10 (15 teams)

I’ll name several or all of the novels in a series. For a half point each, tell me the author and what the series is known as.

Example: The Waste Lands, Song of Susannah, and Wolves of the Calla — Stephen King, The Dark Tower

1) The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless

2) On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, and The Long Winter

3) Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso

4) The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, and White Jazz

5) Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World

6) Master and Commander, The Surgeon’s Mate, and The Far Side of the World

7) The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, and First Among Sequels

8) The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, and The High King

9) Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer

10) New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn

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