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Quiz: Triangulation

Round 3 at the Old Pequliar on August 12, 2008
Average score: 4.82/10 (11 teams)

Triangulation is my tip of the hat to Wikipedia’s disambiguation pages and the seldom-used tertiary and sub-tertiary definitions in the dictionary. Given three definitions, tell me the word or phrase that fits them all.

Example: A Canadian music award, a Roman goddess, and Roger Ebert’s favorite film of 2007: Juno

1) a sequel by Alexandra Ripley, a G.I. Joe, and Barack’s email pen pal
2) something you’d yell at a dog, sentimental stuff, and porridge
3) a British car model, a fictional FBI agent, and a Project Mercury astronaut
4) a knotmaking term, a fingerprint pattern, and part of a roller coaster
5) a kind of railway freight car, an American painter, and a Pixar villain
6) an album by Jewel, the crimefighting identity of Denny Colt, and something you’d find at a pep rally
7) a movie about skiing, Jughead’s pet, and the goodbye song on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
8) a corporate mascot elf; a football term; and an exclamation of dismay, disbelief, surprise, or joy
9) something a Jungian psychologist discusses, a pulp hero played by Orson Welles, and Sonic’s rival
10) a professional degree, a character on MASH, and a TV trucker

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Quiz: Audio, Audio

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on June 3, 2008.
Average score: 5.97/10 (16 teams)

I’ll play an excerpt from a radio show. You tell me what show it is.

1) Clip #1
2) Clip #2
3) Clip #3
4) Clip #4
5) Clip #5
6) Clip #6
7) Clip #7
8) Clip #8
9) Clip #9
10) Clip #10

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Quiz: Voices

1) What band released the album Voices Carry in 1985?
2) What pop star, originally promoted as having a seven-octave vocal range, was voted the greatest voice in music by MTV and Blender magazine?
3) Who ironically wrote “the passive voice is wherever possible used in preference to the active” in his essay “Politics and the English Language”?
4) Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, toured America in 1850 with what showman?
5) In 1993, the only time it’s been given for a voice-only performance, the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance went to who?
6) Who became famous for literally talking to his hand — or at least, a cute little face named Johnny that he drew on it?
7) Joan of Arc heard the voice of God and led French forces to victory in the Siege of Orleans. This was a turning point in what war?
8) Which Hitchcock film climaxes just after a frightening nun appears out of the dark and says “I heard voices”?
9) Whose famous baritone can be heard on the original trailer for Revenge of the Nerds, as Robin Masters on Magnum PI, and in a famous bootlegged diatribe about frozen peas?
10) On The Price Is Right, what’s the name of the pricing game where a little climber goes up a mountain, perhaps to his doom, yodeling all the while?
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