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Quiz: Movies with a Common Actor

  1. What 2006 horror remake replaced Edward Woodward with Nicolas Cage, and spawned the meme known as “not the bees”?
  2. What 2007 drama was the first film directed by Paul Haggis after Crash, and tells the story of a veteran played by Tommy Lee Jones trying to find out who killed his son, an Iraq War vet?
  3. What 2000 high school romantic comedy is based on Cyrano de Bergerac, with Shane West wooing Jodi Lyn O’Keefe with the help of Marla Sokoloff?
  4. What 2014 mystery was greenlit because it earned $5,702,153 on Kickstarter last year?
  5. What 2013 drama is based on the life of Linda Boreman, who made the film Deep Throat before going on to condemn the pornography industry?
  6. What 2010 drama is based on a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, and was Julia Roberts’ second most successful film that year after the ensemble piece Valentine’s Day?
  7. What 2008 bio-pic won Oscars for its star and screenwriter, and tells the story of the political career and assassination of a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors?
  8. What 2003 movie, Robert Altman’s second-to-last film, centers on the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and is based on an idea by the movie’s lead, Neve Campbell?
  9. Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens have a dream, and that dream is to spend a week in March wearing bikinis while partying in St. Petersburg. Name that 2013 crime drama!
  10. Who appears in all nine of these movies?

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Quiz: Trivia about Trivia

  1. Baby Boomer, Silver Screen, and All-Star Sports were the first three spinoff editions of what game?
  2. Of these four celebrities, who has won the most money on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Dean Cain, Kathy Ireland, Larry the Cable Guy, or Gene Simmons
  3. What comics creator was first published in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not when he sent in a drawing of his dog, Spike, who ate things like tacks and razor blades?
  4. “A goldfish’s attention span is three seconds.” This mythbusted statement is the first in a series of over 950 Real Facts originally published where?
  5. What quiz show on Discovery Channel was shot around New York City, but filmed some later episodes in Las Vegas and launched a spinoff based in Chicago?
  6. What Comedy Central game show featured Jimmy Kimmel as the original co-host?
  7. What computer quiz game had a short-lived run as a game show on ABC, with Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens starring as the host, though not the title character?
  8. What game, one of the most popular free apps in the iOS App Store since its launch in November 2013, just launched its Android version early in March 2014?
  9. What quiz show is the movie Quiz Show about?
  10. Hot Springs, New Mexico, renamed itself in 1950 after what radio quiz show?

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Quiz: Horror Movie Sequels & Remakes

  1. What activity is undertaken by Jason in the eighth Friday the 13th movie and the Muppets in their third movie, according to the titles?
  2. What kind of lycanthrope was played by Nastassja Kinski in a remake of a classic movie starring Simone Simon?
  3. When the third Ju-on film was remade, the Japanese setting was kept, Sarah Michelle Gellar was brought in to star, and the name was Anglicized to what?
  4. Three of the Halloween sequels are subtitled “the [X] of Michael Myers.” For a half point, name one of the three Xs. For a full point, name two. Name three and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside for knowing a lot about shitty sequels.
  5. Now that he’s retired from directing, Steven Soderbergh has time to do stuff like edit together a mashup of what 1960 horror film and its controversial 1998 remake?
  6. When a Stranger Calls, a movie inspired by the urban legend of the babysitter and the man upstairs, inspired a remake in 2006 and a sequel in 1993. What one word was added to the end of the title to form the title of the sequel?
  7. Big batch of spoilers! Timothy Olyphant, Laurie Metcalf, Scott Foley, Rory Culkin, and Emma Roberts all play masked killers in the sequels to what 1996 slasher film?
  8. What Hebrew and Arabic name meaning “protected by God” became popular in the US after the remake of Ringu came out in 2003? It has the same first letter and number of syllables as Sadako, the original’s ghost girl.
  9. Chloë Grace Moretz is only seventeen, but has already appeared in three horror film remakes. Name the one where she plays the title role for a half point, and one of the other two for another half point.
  10. Jessica Lange and Naomi Watts have each played opposite the title character in remakes of what classic horror movie?

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Quiz: I Am the Law!

A quiz about eponymous laws — those that are named after someone.

  1. Mike Godwin observed in 1990 that as a Usenet discussion grows longer, someone will eventually make an analogy that invokes one of two proper nouns. Name those words for a half point each.
  2. What critic gave his name to this law: a work “is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about it.”
  3. What two variables have an inversely proportional relationship when you’re describing a fixed quantity of an ideal gas at a constant temperature, according to Boyle’s Law? Half point each.
  4. Hanlon’s Razor cautions that you should never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by what?
  5. According to Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with what word?
  6. Clarke’s Third Law and Niven’s Law are complementary observations that what two phenomena are indistinguishable from each other?
  7. If you apply Dolbear’s law, you can figure out how warm it is by using the behavior of what insect?
  8. What American journalist, known as the Sage of Baltimore, is sometimes credited with the law “Those who can, do. Those who can’t do, teach”?
  9. Brooks’ Law observes that adding additional people to work on a late software project only makes it later. In an often quoted analogy, Brooks noted that nine women cannot do what specific project?
  10. According to Hofstadter’s Law, coined in the book Gödel Escher Bach, “it always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account” what?

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Quiz: What’s Going On? (Current Events, mid-March 2014)

(This set of questions comes from quiz night at the 418 Public House in Seattle, and was read on March 18. Keep that in mind when defining “current” events.)

QUESTIONS

  1. What kind of event did Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams withdraw their sponsorship from because of organizers’ refusal to let gay people participate?
  2. Former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church Fred Phelps is on his deathbed. He led his church to international prominence in 1998 by picketing the funeral of what Casper, Wyoming native?
  3. Three people were killed and 22 more were injured when a drunk driver plowed into a crowd waiting see the band X outside the Mohawk nightclub in what city?
  4. A video created to promote Wren clothing went viral because it featured 20 models doing what?
  5. What Chinese ecommerce company partly owned by Yahoo announced that they’ll list their possibly record-breaking IPO on the New York Stock Exchange rather than Hong Kong’s?
  6. Sheryl Sandberg, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenburg, Jane Lynch, and Beyoncé have joined forces to ask people to reconsider using what word, disproportionately used to describe girls?
  7. What two administrative divisions declared independence from Ukraine and their intentions to become part of the Russian Federation? For a half point each, name the autonomous republic and the city.
  8. The world’s largest banana producer will be created when the Irish company Fyffes merges with what American company?
  9. What college team from the Southeastern Conference is the top overall seed in this year’s Division I basketball tournament?
  10. What restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday but is not yet toast, as it plans to stay open while restructuring?

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