Misdirection Trivia: Free Bar and Pub Quiz Questions and Answers (full game)

The CU Trivia Bowl

The quiz is intended for play in the team play style now associated with pub quizzes, but also reminiscent of the old College Bowl. However, basically in any situation where two teams or more are competing against each other, this game will work. The tossup questions are intended for all players followed by a bonus question intended only for the team that gets the tossup question.

One of my favorite types of trivia question involves misdirection. It tends to penalize the eager player who buzzes in early. The question then takes a turn and the early buzzer is left shaking his head. Many of the tossups are written in this style, so beware. If you're the moderator of this game, it may produce a few groans. However, I've tested the game and the players did enjoy it.

Although this game is meant to be read, it can be fun to just read and try to get the answers. Please, if you find any mistakes, let me know. Also, if you think the hub would benefit from different formatting, let me know. It's kind of a big effort to change the format, but I can try.

1. It’s 1987. It’s the AFC Championship game. There are 2 minutes left. The Broncos start driving down the field as time ticks down. They’re down in the red zone with only a few seconds left. Elway steps back to throw when all of a sudden a squirrel runs across the field. The pass falls incomplete. The Browns are going to the Super Bowl! In what film’s alternate reality does this scenario take place?

2. In four separate instances between October 1987 and February 1988, small pink frogs rained down from the sky in various parts of Great Britain, which obviously did not inspire what current rap artist to write the song “Rain Down on Me”?

3. Clara Peller is best known for her catch phrase “Where’s the Beef?” What celebrity and former “Laugh-in!” star sang the song “Where’s the Beef?”

4: Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman makes a cameo appearance in the 1987 film “Back to the Beach” where he performs the song Surfin’ Bird, which was a top 40 hit in Canada. Who originally performed the song in the 1960’s?

5: If you’re up on your golf trivia, then you know pro golfer Wayne Levi was the first PGA pro to win a golf tournament with an orange ball. This would have probably been cheered endlessly by these Roald Dahl inspired movie characters since they too play with orange balls given that there don’t seem to be any women around.

6: It’s frequent that we see an actor appear as different characters in different series, but it’s rare that we see the same actor as different characters in the same series. This actor appeared as Jack McCall, the man who shot Wild Bill Hickock in “Deadwood”, then again in the series as Francis Wolcott. He’s not better known as the co-star of “Raising Hope” opposite Martha Plimpton. Name him.

7: The three-phases of prenatal development are germinal, embryo and fetal. What are the three phases, so commonly referred to on every broadcast I’ve ever heard, of playing an NFL game?

8: As everyone knows, Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were roommates in college, a true Harvard Connection. This was one of many early Harvard Connections that would undoubtedly lead the Winklevos twins to so name their web site, inciting Mark Zuckerberg to create what successful web site.

9: If I were to say the words “The Big Three” right now, you might think of the Miami Heat and their three big stars. There are also the big three colleges, the big three automotive manufacturers and, yes this question could go anywhere right now, name any of the people who formed The Big Three folk trio of the early 1960’s.

10: Chuck Conners, best known as “The Rifleman”, also starred in such films as “Soylent Green” and “Last Flight to Hell”. He’s less well-known for the fact that he played for what team during the first year of the NBA?

11: Mila Kunis, co-star of “Black Swan” just recently announced a split from her boyfriend of 8 years, presumably leaving him home alone.

12: Until the end of Season Two, the character of Ellsworth in “Deadwood” did not have a first name. When it was decided to give him a first name, the actor portraying the role, 'Jim Beaver', requested that he be given the first name Whitney, afterWhitney Ellsworth, producer of"Adventures of Superman"(1952), whom Beaver knew from his research for a book on the life of what “Superman” star?

13: An example of a “mondegreen” would be something like “rock the cash bar, rock the cash bar” or “Bill of genes at my door”. Define mondegreen.

14: Identify the song from the misheard lyrics: “And in the basterd’s chambers, they gathered for the feast. Four paraplegics rising up through the air. Amanda’s definitely twisted. Relax said the night man, we are, go back to your seat.”

15: While I wouldn’t normally complain about breasts in any given situation, I certainly wouldn’t complain about Katy Perry’s, at least from what I can tell. However, that apparently is not the case with everyone, as parents of Sesame Street objected to a video featuring Perry and Elmo rocking out to what Perry hit?

16: TV characters with a complete lack of self-awareness aren’t new and The Larry Sanders show certainly set precedents for a lot of shows, but I think it’s fairly clear that The Office’s Michael Scott could easily have been fathered by what Sanders show character?

17: “I want to live in a place where they name their kids Billy. Turn on the radio and hear my man Willie.” Are lyrics from the song “American Boy” By Eddie Rabbitt. Name either one of the two current artists who also sing a song called “American Boy”.

18: “Got a taste of a rocking band, standing there holding out your hand,” are lyrics from the song “Anything Goes” by AC/DC. Name any other band or artist who has had a song titled “Anything Goes”.

19: “I can’t imagine how hard it must be to you. Adopting all your history, it’s hard being me too.” Are the lyrics from the Gwen Stefani song “Danger Zone”. Name another artist who had a hit with a song titled “Danger Zone”.

20: Kevin Smith was originally attached to write and direct The Green Hornet. He finished two drafts of the script, but eventually pulled out due to concerns about directing a film with a budget bigger than he was used to. That left the film open for Seth Rogen, who, ironically, starred in what Kevin Smith film?

21: Watching The Larry Sanders show from beginning to end, I’m amazed at the number of actors who seemed to get their start there. This actress appeared for approximately 10 seconds as Sharon Stone’s assistant. She had already appeared on “Seinfeld” in the episodes “The Masseuse” and “The Mango” and on “Mad About You.” She would later appear on “Almost Perfect” as Patty Karp and on “Superman” as Mercy Graves. Her best known role is her current one as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on “House”. Name her.

22: The songs “I Still See Elisa” from Paint Your Wagon, “Barroom Buddies”, a duet with Merle Haggard, and “Make My Day” a song by TG Sheppard all include what actor as singer?

23: If you’re up on your golf trivia, then you already know that Andrew Magee is the only golfer in PGA history to make a hole-in-one on a par 4 during a regular PGA Tour event. What you may not know is that the ball went into the hole after bouncing off which player’s putter?

24: George Steinbrenner and McLean Stevenson would not seem to have much in common, yet they were both once assistant football coaches at what Chicago University?

25: Identify the song from the misheard lyrics: “A mosquito ate my Cheetos. Cheese and beans now, Iron Maiden. Here we are now, Anastasia. I met a group, I saw this thing, and always will until the end.”

26: William Jefferson Clinton was the second president whose name contains all the letters from the word “criminal”. Who was the first?

27: As detailed in the best-selling book “The Checklist Manifesto”, Van Halen used a surprising method to guarantee that their checklist was followed to the letter since their shows were so technically difficult to pull-off. What color were the M&Ms Van Halen wouldn’t allow in their dressing room?

28: Oxyphenbutazone, the major metabolite of phenylbutazone, differs only in the para location of one of its phenyl groups, where a hydrogen atom is replaced by a hydroxyl group. Oxyphenbutazone is also the highest scoring word in the American version of what game?

29: What album cover has had the most parodies?

30: Summer, River, Rain, and Liberty are the sibling names of what strange actor whose recent documentary chronicled his fake rap career?

31: In the average deck of cards, who is the only king without a mustache?

32: The phrase “often a bridesmaid but never a bride” comes from an advertisement for what product?

33: What does the WD in WD-40 stand for?

BONUSES

A. I’m going to provide you with a misheard lyric from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s “Blinded by the Light”. You provide me with the correct lyric.

1. “Revved up like a Porsche, another bonehead with a knife.”

2. “A little early birdy gave my ass curl a whirly.”

3. “And Bogart Mozart was checkin’ out the water to see if it was safe outside.”

4. “And dogs with the most, said the adolescent host just wee into his hat.”

B. Finally with the retirement of Brett Favre, we have the perfect opportunity for a trivia question about those who didn’t retire early enough and ended up getting the crap beaten out of them and tarnishing their legacy forever. I’ll restrict this question to boxing. Please identify said individuals from the following descriptions.

1. Larry Holmes pummeled him into submission, a TKO, and probably advanced his Parkinson’s, though science suggests that’s a separate issue.

2. You know you’re over-the-hill when your last fight is against Butterbean, which happened to this former heavyweight champion on July 27, 2002. Even though he won the fight, he might as well have been fighting a donkey.

3. Although his last fight was against Scott Walker in 1995, this Nicaraguan fighter’s career went decidedly downhill after two consecutive losses to Aaron Pryor in 1982 and 1983.

4. Although not technically his last fight, it might as well be. This fighter, retired from boxing supposedly, decided to “resurrect” his career by entering the less brutal world of MMA. His first professional fight ended in complete embarrassment as he was dominated by 46-year-old Randy Couture.

C. J.K. Simmons has appeared in all three of the feature films of Jason Reitman. Name them.

D. Sure, he’s made some successful television series, but he’s also made some dismal failures. I’ll describe the premise of a David E. Kelley tv show, you tell me the name of the show.

1. 2010 – a group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.

2. 2003 – quirky group of New Englanders centering around local law enforcement.

3. 2002 -Three ambitious, but naïve, young women work together at a prestigious San Francisco law firm and deal with everyday problems including sexist supervisors, stern bosses, back-stabbing co-workers and cheating boyfriends.

4. 1999 -In this detective series with a comical note, Glenn Hall runs an unconventional flashy Private Detective's agency in LA, and means business above all, never mind the rules if she can get around them.

E. “He shoots, he scores!” This is an exclamation a hockey player is likely to hear after scoring a goal or after dating Elisha Cuthbert. Name the three hockey players Cuthbert has dated along with their teams.

F. I’ll give you the title of a movie that’s also the title of a song. You give me either the artist who performed the song or the director who directed the movie.

1. Rise (2007), a supernatural thriller starring Lucy Lui

2. The Wild One (1953), starring Marlon Brando

3. Shout at the Devil (1976), Lee Marvin and Roger Moore film

4. Blue Collar (1978), starring Richard Pryor

G. Please identify the following people as introduced by Ricky Gervais on the 2010 Golden Globe awards

1.“Ashton Kutcher’s dad”

2.“Our first presenter is beautiful, talented, and Jewish apparently. Mel Gibson told me to say that. He’s obsessed.”

3.“He has done all of those films, but many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as The Betty Ford Clinic and the Los Angeles County Jail.”

4.It’s going to be a night of hard partying and drinking, or as this actor calls it, breakfast.

H. My favorite television show of all-time is “The Wire”. Answer these questions about that show:

1. In what city do all five seasons take place?

2. Who is the series’ creator?

3. What other crime series did Simon create?

4. Keep in mind this is Baltimore. During season 2, whose picture is on the dartboard in Frank Sobotka’s office?

I. Really, I kind of dislike Brett Favre enough that another question about guys going on with their careers too long and getting the crap beaten out of them is well worth my time. Again, we’ll stick to boxing. Identify said individuals from the following description.

1. He got the crap beat out of him by Terry Norris and that, apparently, wasn’t enough, so this former welterweight champ fought Hector Camacho in July 2006 and was again completely embarrassed.

2. Although he was already well over-the-hill prior to fighting Manny Pacquiao, this fighter and occasional transvestite decided to give it one more go and was beaten into a swollen pulp.

3. Once considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and the pride of Puerto Rico, this fighter lost a marquee match-up to Bernard Hopkins. After two nothing fights, he lost a shocker to Winky Wright, followed by his last fight, with a complete loss to Roy Jones Jr.

4. On June 11, 2005, this fighter lost his last fight to the heavyweight champion of Ireland, Kevin McBride, by quitting prior to the start of the seventh round.

J. I’ll provide the name of some guy you’ve probably never heard of other than reading a tabloid or entertainment magazine once announcing he was getting divorced from somebody famous. You provide the name of the famous chick.

1.Jason Sudeikis

2.Jason Alexander

3.Jeremy Thomas

4.Cris Judd

K. I’ll give you the name of a former CU Buff, you tell me where he’s currently playing NFL football?

1.Terrence Wheatley

2.Andre Gurode

3.Tyler Polumbus

4.Joe Klopfenstein

L. Every act that has had a Billboard Top 40 hit whose title included the name of a different recording act, that other act had at least one Top 40 hit at the same exact time. I’ll provide an example, you give me the name of the other act.

1.During a time when the Beatles had seven songs in the top 40, who had the hit “We Love You Beatles”?

2.While Bruce Springsteen was charting with “Born in the USA”, who had the hit “Bruce”?

3.While Smokey Robinson had the song “One Heartbeat”, who had the song “When Smokey Sings” in 1987?

4.What Nirvana Tune was in the Top 40 when Weird Al had “Smells Like Nirvana” in the top 40?

M. Okay, really, I can’t get off the Brett Favre theme. Let’s do football players this time. Identify the player from the description of their career as they went over-the-hill.

1. Okay, this guy isn’t officially retired yet, but he should be. I mean, does his arm actually have to come off for him to realize it’s over? His latest shoulder injury (he’s had three surgeries on the damn thing) occurred after only two passes during the Miami Dolphins’ game against the Tennessee Titans this season.

2. I guy who always had more potential than anything else, the revival of his career never seemed to end. His last serious playing time occurred in Washington where he was let go after a 37-0 loss to Green Bay and a passer rating of 34.6. He then appeared in Seattle, Chicago, then finally with Oakland in 2006 where he was expected to “compete” for the third-string QB position. Ironically, he’s been quoted as saying he’d be willing to step in for Brett Favre in Minnesota if Favre decided to retire.

3. Although he retired on July 26, 2007, it took him well over a year to realize he was done after a bone on bone condition in his knee sidelined him toward the end of the season with the New York Jets in 2005. He’s fourth on the all-time rushing list.

4. Keep in mind that in 2006 he signed an 8-year, $62 million contract, making his disappearance from super-stardom pretty dramatic. All but 11 of his carries occurred with one team. Those other 11 occurred with the Washington Redskins, where he averaged 2.2 yards per before being let go. As recently as 2009 he’s expressed an interest in returning to the NFL saying that he’s “as explosive as ever.” Unfortunately, nobody believes him.

N. Although his latest role was a cameo in which only his voice was used, J.K. Simmons has become something of a Coen Brothers alum, appearing in three of their recent films. Name them.

O. Identify the actresses who played the title role in the following films:

1. The Roommate

2. The Temp

3. The Girl Next Door

4. The Bitch (1979)

P. I’ll give you the winner of the Heisman Trophy and the year. You tell me who finished second that year.

2009 – Mark Ingram

2008 – Sam Bradford

2004 – Matt Leinart

2001 – Eric Crouch

Q. I’ll give you the title of a movie that’s also the title of a song. You give me either the artist who performed the song or the director who directed the movie.

1. Man on Fire (2004) with Denzel Washington

2. Mr. Jones (1993) with Richard Gere and Lena Olin

3. Truly Madly Deeply (1990) comedy with Alan Rickman

4. Performance (1970) with Mick Jagger

R. Identify any four of the top ten on Empire Magazine’s list of the 50 greatest tv shows of all-time (hint: this is a very modern magazine. All shows have been on within the last 20 years).

S. Answer these questions about mysteries on television shows:

1. Who killed Laura Palmer?

2. Who shot JR?

3. Who is Jack’s half-sister on Lost?

4. Who was the Carver on Nip/Tuck

T. J.K. Simmons and Bruce Campbell have appeared in four films together. Name them.

ANSWERS

1. Hot Tub Time Machine

2. Kane

3. Ruth Buzzi

4. The Trashmen

5. Oompah Loompahs

6. Garrett Dillahunt

7. Offense, Defense, and Special Teams

8. Facebook

9. Cass Elliott, Tim Rose, James Hendricks

10. Boston Celtics

11. Macauley Culkin

12. George Reeves

13. Misheard lyric

14. The Eagles, Hotel California

15. Hot N Cold

16. Hank Kingsley

17. Kanye West or Taylor Swift

18. Cole Porter, Guns N’ Roses, Randy Houser

19. Kenny Loggins

20. Zack and Miri Make a Porno

21. Lisa Edelstein

22. Clint Eastwood

23. Tom Byrum

24. Northwestern

25. Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit

26. Richard Milhouse Nixon

27. Brown

28. Scrabble

29. The Beatles Abbey Road

30. Joaquin Phoenix

31. King of Hearts

32. Listerine

33. Water displacer

34. Non-prophet

BONUSES

A. I’m going to provide you with a misheard lyric from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s “Blinded by the Light”. You provide me with the correct lyric.

1. “Revved up like a Porsche, another bonehead with a knife.” (Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night)

2. “A little early birdy gave my ass curl a whirly.” (And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-whirly)

3. “And Bogart Mozart was checkin’ out the water to see if it was safe outside.” (And go-cart Mozart was checkin’ out the weather charts see if it was safe outside)

4. “And dogs with the most, said the adolescent host just wee into his hat.” (In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat)

B. Finally with the retirement of Brett Favre, we have the perfect opportunity for a trivia question about those who didn’t retire early enough and ended up getting the crap beaten out of them and tarnishing their legacy forever. I’ll restrict this question to boxing. Please identify said individuals from the following descriptions.

1. Larry Holmes pummeled him into submission, a TKO, and probably advanced his Parkinson’s, though science suggests that’s a separate issue. (Muhammed Ali)

2. You know you’re over-the-hill when your last fight is against Butterbean, which happened to this former heavyweight champion on July 27, 2002. Even though he won the fight, he might as well have been fighting a donkey. (Larry Holmes)

3. Although his last fight was against Scott Walker in 1995, this Nicaraguan fighter’s career went decidedly downhill after two consecutive losses to Aaron Pryor in 1982 and 1983. (Alexis Arguello)

4. Although not technically his last fight, it might as well be. This fighter, retired from boxing supposedly, decided to “resurrect” his career by entering the less brutal world of MMA. His first professional fight ended in complete embarrassment as he was dominated by 46-year-old Randy Couture (James Toney).

C. J.K. Simmons has appeared in all three of the feature films of Jason Reitman. Name them.

1. Up in the Air

2. Juno

3. Thank you for Smoking

D. Sure, he’s made some successful television series, but he’s also made some dismal failures. I’ll describe the premise of a David E. Kelley tv show, you tell me the name of the show.

1. 2010 – a group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm. (Harry’s Law)

2. 2003 – quirky group of New Englanders centering around local law enforcement. (The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire)

3. 2002 -Three ambitious, but naïve, young women work together at a prestigious San Francisco law firm and deal with everyday problems including sexist supervisors, stern bosses, back-stabbing co-workers and cheating boyfriends. (Girls Club)

4. 1999 -In this detective series with a comical note, Glenn Hall runs an unconventional flashy Private Detective's agency in LA, and means business above all, never mind the rules if she can get around them. (Snoops)

E. “He shoots, he scores!” This is an exclamation a hockey player is likely to hear after scoring a goal or after dating Elisha Cuthbert. Name the three hockey players Cuthbert has dated along with their teams.

1. Sean Avery – NY Rangers

2. Mike Komisarek – Montreal

3. Dion Phaneuf – Calgary Flames

F. I’ll give you the title of a movie that’s also the title of a song. You give me either the artist who performed the song or the director who directed the movie.

1. Rise (2007), a supernatural thriller starring Lucy Lui (Herb Alpert, Sebastian Gutierrez)

2. The Wild One (1953), starring Marlon Brando (Jet featuring Iggy Pop, Laslo Benedek)

3. Shout at the Devil (1976), Lee Marvin and Roger Moore film (Motley Crue, Peter Hunt)

4. Blue Collar (1978), starring Richard Pryor (BTO, Paul Schrader)

G. Please identify the following people as introduced by Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globe awards

1.“Ashton Kutcher’s dad” (Bruce Willis)

2.“Our first presenter is beautiful, talented, and Jewish apparently. Mel Gibson told me to say that. He’s obsessed.” (Scarlett Johanssen)

3.“He has done all of those films, but many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as The Betty Ford Clinic and the Los Angeles County Jail.” (Robert Downey Jr.)

4.It’s going to be a night of hard partying and drinking, or as this actor calls it, breakfast. (Charlie Sheen)

H. My favorite television show of all-time is “The Wire”. Answer these questions about that show:

1. In what city do all five seasons take place? (Baltimore)

2. Who is the series’ creator? (David Simon)

3. What other crime series did Simon create? (Homocide: Life on the Streets)

4. Keep in mind this is Baltimore. During season 2, whose picture is on the dartboard in Frank Sobotka’s office? (Bob Irsay)

I. Really, I kind of dislike Brett Favre enough that another question about guys going on with their careers too long and getting the crap beaten out of them is well worth my time. Again, we’ll stick to boxing. Identify said individuals from the following description.

1. He got the crap beat out of him by Terry Norris and that, apparently, wasn’t enough, so this former welterweight champ fought Hector Camacho in July 2006 and was again completely embarrassed. (Sugar Ray Leonard)

2. Although he was already well over-the-hill prior to fighting Manny Pacquiao, this fighter and occasional transvestite decided to give it one more go and was beaten into a swollen pulp. (Oscar de la Hoya)

3. Once considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and the pride of Puerto Rico, this fighter lost a marquee match-up to Bernard Hopkins. After two nothing fights, he lost a shocker to Winky Wright, followed by his last fight, with a complete loss to Roy Jones Jr. (Felix Trinidad)

4. On June 11, 2005, this fighter lost his last fight to the heavyweight champion of Ireland, Kevin McBride, by quitting prior to the start of the seventh round. (Mike Tyson)

J. I’ll provide the name of some guy you’ve probably never heard of other than reading a tabloid or entertainment magazine once announcing he was getting divorced from somebody famous. You provide the name of the famous chick.

1.Jason Sudeikis (January Jones)

2.Jason Alexander (Britney Spears)

3.Jeremy Thomas (Drew Barrymore)

4.Cris Judd (Jennifer Lopez)

K. I’ll give you the name of a former CU Buff, you tell me where he’s currently playing NFL football?

1.Terrence Wheatley – Jacksonville

2.Andre Gurode – Dallas

3.Tyler Polumbus – Seattle

4.Joe Klopfenstein – Buffalo

L. Every act that has had a Billboard Top 40 hit whose title included the name of a different recording act, that other act had at least one Top 40 hit at the same exact time. I’ll provide an example, you give me the name of the other act.

1.During a time when the Beatles had seven songs in the top 40, who had the hit “We Love You Beatles”? (The Carefrees)

2.While Bruce Springsteen was charting with “Born in the USA”, who had the hit “Bruce”? (Rick Springfield)

3.While Smokey Robinson had the song “One Heartbeat”, who had the song “When Smokey Sings” in 1987? (ABC)

4.What Nirvana Tune was in the Top 40 when Weird Al had “Smells Like Nirvana” in the top 40? (Come as You Are)

M. Okay, really, I can’t get off the Brett Favre theme. Let’s do football players this time. Identify the player from the description of their career as they went over-the-hill.

1. Okay, this guy isn’t officially retired yet, but he should be. I mean, does his arm actually have to come off for him to realize it’s over? His latest shoulder injury (he’s had three surgeries on the damn thing) occurred after only two passes during the Miami Dolphins’ game against the Tennessee Titans this season (Chad Pennington).

2. I guy who always had more potential than anything else, the revival of his career never seemed to end. His last serious playing time occurred in Washington where he was let go after a 37-0 loss to Green Bay and a passer rating of 34.6. He then appeared in Seattle, Chicago, then finally with Oakland in 2006 where he was expected to “compete” for the third-string QB position. Ironically, he’s been quoted as saying he’d be willing to step in for Brett Favre in Minnesota if Favre decided to retire. (Jeff George)

3. Although he retired on July 26, 2007, it took him well over a year to realize he was done after a bone on bone condition in his knee sidelined him toward the end of the season with the New York Jets in 2005. He’s fourth on the all-time rushing list. (Curtis Martin)

4. Keep in mind that in 2006 he signed an 8-year, $62 million contract, making his disappearance from super-stardom pretty dramatic. All but 11 of his carries occurred with one team. Those other 11 occurred with the Washington Redskins, where he averaged 2.2 yards per before being let go. As recently as 2009 he’s expressed an interest in returning to the NFL saying that he’s “as explosive as ever.” Unfortunately, nobody believes him. (Shaun Alexander)

N. Although his latest role was a cameo in which only his voice was used, J.K. Simmons has become something of a Coen Brothers alum, appearing in three of their recent films. Name them.

1. Burn After Reading

2. The Ladykillers

3. True Grit

O. Identify the actresses who played the title role in the following films:

1. The Roommate (Leighton Meester)

2. The Temp (Lara Flynn Boyle)

3. The Girl Next Door (2004 – Elisha Cuthbert)

4. The Bitch (1979) (Joan Collins)

P. I’ll give you the winner of the Heisman Trophy and the year. You tell me who finished second that year.

2009 – Mark Ingram (Toby Gerhart)

2008 – Sam Bradford (Colt McCoy)

2004 – Matt Leinart (Adrian Peterson)

2001 – Eric Crouch (Rex Grossman)

Q. I’ll give you the title of a movie that’s also the title of a song. You give me either the artist who performed the song or the director who directed the movie.

1. Man on Fire (2004) with Denzel Washington (The Bee Gees, Tony Scott)

2. Mr. Jones (1993) with Richard Gere and Lena Olin (Counting Crows, Mike Figgis)

3. Truly Madly Deeply (1990) comedy with Alan Rickman (Savage Garden, Anthony Minghella)

4. Performance (1970) with Mick Jagger (Joe Cocker, Nicholas Roeg)

R. Identify any four of the top ten on Empire Magazine’s list of the 50 greatest tv shows of all-time (hint: this is a very modern magazine. All shows have been on within the last 20 years).

1. The Simpsons

2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

3. The Sopranos

4. The West Wing

5. Lost

6. 24

7. Friends

8. The Wire

9. The X-Files

10. Spaced

S. Answer these questions about mysteries on television shows:

1. Who killed Laura Palmer? (Leland Palmer)

2. Who shot JR? (Kristin Shepard)

3. Who is Jack’s half-sister on Lost? (Claire)

4. Who was the Carver on Nip/Tuck (Quentin Costa)

T. J.K. Simmons and Bruce Campbell have appeared in four films together. Name them.

1. Spiderman

2. Spiderman 2

3. Spiderman 3

4. The Ladykillers

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