mighty fine trivia by James Callan

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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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Fictional high schools

From the vaults! This is one of the first pub quiz rounds I ever wrote, back a few years ago when a friend of mine was hosting at the Old Pequliar. I’m posting the questions as I wrote them; in the next few days, I’ll go through and revise them applying what I’ve learned since then. (I don’t think it’s a bad batch of questions, but there is, as they say, room for improvement.)

1) What was the name of the big dance at Hill Valley High School back in 1955?
2) Sunnydale High School attracts more than its fair share of vampires, demons and other paranormal bad guys because it sits on top of what mystical/geographical feature?
3) The Ramones’ visit to Vince Lombardi High School was immortalized in what 1979 movie?
4) Students of Tromaville High School are exposed to radioactive waste from the neighboring power plant in what 1986 b-movie?
5) Riverdale High school is home to a multi-decade romantic triangle: Archie Andrews can never choose between Betty and Veronica. What are Betty and Veronica‘s last names?
6) What series of over 150 books, centered around the lives of twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, ended in 1998?
7) What TV show featuring a petite blonde heroine fighting for justice in Neptune High School did Buffy creator Joss Whedon refer to as “Best. Show. Ever.”?
8) Before moving to Lawndale High School and getting her own MTV animated series, this brainy student was a foil to Beavis and Butt-Head. Name her.
9) What’s the name of the Twin Peaks High School homecoming queen who turns up dead, wrapped in plastic?
10) Molly Ringwald and George Clooney were two stars of what TV series set at Eastland Academy?
11) Ms. Chandler, Ms. Duke, and Ms. McNamara are the most popular girls at Westerburg High School – and all share the same first name. What is it?
12) What 1934 James Hilton novel set at Brookfield School has been adapted into two movies, a TV movie, and a miniseries?
13) What movie set at Shermer High School was promoted with the tagline “They only met once, but it changed their lives forever”?
14) Self-proclaimed boozer, user, and loser Jerri Blank becomes a 46-year-old freshman at Flatpoint High School in what Comedy Central series?
15) Which Canadian city is the series Degrassi High set in?
16) What TV series about students at Bayside High School was originally set in junior high, when it was called Good Morning, Miss Bliss?
17) What Midtown High School student and future superhero was bitten by a radioactive spider during a field trip to a science exhibition?
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