Burning down the house: round nine

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1. Identify these 2001 Golden Globe winners from clues FTPE.

  1. This film won Best Original Score for composers Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerard, as well as Best Dramatic Film.


  1. The star of this series won for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical Series, while her series won Best Musical or Comedy Series

Sex and the City

  1. This film won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director honors for Ang Lee.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


2. Identify the author from clues 40-30-20-10

40: Name him now

30: His girlfriend is Pam. His cat’s name is Freddy.

20: He worked at Crocker National Bank, then nine years at Pacific Bell.

10: He has written such books as The Joy of Work, Journey to Cubesville, and Bring me the head of Willy the Mailboy.

Scott Adams


3. Identify the following words and phrases that are a part of the criminal lexicon 5-10-15.

a. 5: This word was traditionally used when referring to gullible victims of card cheats or anyone who believed anything they were told. It was actually Chicago crime boss "Big Mike" McDonald, not showman P.T. Barnum as popularly believed, that first used the word in one of its most memorable applications.


b. 10: Although this 3-word phrase has come to refer to being sent to prison in general, it originally referred to the relative locations of New York City and Sing Sing prison.

up the river

c. 15: John Allen, one of New York's most celebrated brothel-saloon owners in the 1850s, is credited with creating this two-word term. It refers to a drugged drink that is designed to render the victims powerless so that he can be easily robbed.

Mickey Finn

4. Identify these supporting characters from Gone with the Wind FFPE.

  1. What were the names of Scarlett’s two younger sisters?

Suellen and Carreen

  1. This was the name of Melanie’s constantly-faint aunt with whom Scarlett lives in Atlanta.

Aunt Pittypat

  1. This was the foreman of Tara who later saves Scarlett’s life when she is attacked in the shantytown near Atlanta.

Big Sam

d. This is the last name of Brent and Stuart, the redhaired twins who are flirting with Scarlett at the beginning of the film and who die at Gettysburg.


  1. Scarlett schemes to marry Suellen’s beau, this gentle Atlanta businessman, who is killed avenging the attack on her

Frank Kennedy

5. 40-30-20-10-1 Name the movie from quotes.

a. 40: Name it now

b. 30: [Suck in a deep breath.] “Soccer style kicker, graduated from Cauler High June 1976, Stetson University honors graduate class of 1980, holds 2 NCAA division 1 records, one for most points in a season, one for distance, former nickname "the Mule," the first and only pro athlete to come out of Cauler County and one hell of a model American.”

c. 20: “If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer.”

d. 10: “If he had held the ball laces out like he's supposed to, Ray would never have missed that kick. Dan Marino should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell.”

e. 1: “I'll have the plumbing checked immediately, Mr. Ace.” “See that you do. If I'd been drinking out of the toilet, I might've been killed.”

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

6. Identify these Heinlein novels from their first lines, 5-10-15.

  1. 5: “Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith.”

Stranger in a Strange Land

  1. 10: “As I left the Kenya Beanstalk capsule he was right on my heels. He followed me through the door leading to Customs, Health, and Immigration. As the door contracted behind him I killed him.”


  1. 15: “’He’s a Mad Scientist and I’m his Beautiful Daughter.’ That’s what she said: the oldest cliché in pulp fiction. She wasn’t old enough to remember the pulps.”

The Number of the Beast


7. FFPE, name any six members of the original Blues Brothers band featured in the 1980 film, excluding Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

Steve “The Colonel” Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Murph, Willie “Too Big” Hall, Tom “Bones” Malone, “Blue Lou” Marini, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Mr. Fabulous


8. Identify these rappers from songs FTPE.

a. “I Ain’t New Ta This,” “Squeeze the Trigger,” and “I’m Your Pusher”


b. “Bust a Move,” “Principal’s Office,” and “Got More Rhymes”

Young M.C.

c. “Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours,” “Visionz,” and “Dog Shit"

Wu-Tang Clan


9. Given a company spokesmodel, identify these brands of cosmetics FFPE and bonus 5 for all correct.

a. Cindy Crawford, Salma Hayek


b. Jennifer Love Hewitt


c. Courtney Thorne Smith


d. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Cover Girl

e. Elizabeth Hurley

Estee Lauder


10. Answer these questions about the early history of the NFL, FTSNOP.

A. In 1920, fourteen franchises formed this football league that in 1922 changed its name to the NFL. FTP, what is this original name of the NFL?

American Professional Football Association or APFA

B. Only two of those original fourteen franchises still exist today. For five points for one or fifteen for both, what two modern NFL franchises trace their origins to the 1920 season of the APFA?

Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals

C. FFP, this club joined the APFA for the 1921 season, making it the third-oldest surviving NFL franchise.

Green Bay Packers

11. Answer these questions about franchise movement in the USFL, FTSNOP.

A. FFP, in 1985, the Arizona Wranglers merged with this franchise to become the Arizona Outlaws.

Oklahoma Outlaws

B. The franchise known as the Breakers played in three different cities in three different years. FFPE, name those three cities.

Boston, New Orleans, Portland

C. FFP, the Philadelphia Stars moved to this city in 1985, where they won the final USFL championship.


D. FFP, the Washington Federals moved to this Florida city for the USFL's final season.


  1. Identify these characters from “Gunsmoke” FTSNOP.

  1. 5: Played by James Arness, this towering marshall kept the peace in Dodge City.

Marshal Matt Dillon

  1. 10: Played by Milburn Stone, this “Doc” provided medical care in the frontier city.

Doc Galen Adams

  1. 5: Amanda Blake played this tough owner of the Long Branch Saloon

(Miss) Kitty Russell

  1. 10: This provincial deputy, played by Ken Curtis, was at Dillon’s side for 11 years.

Festus Haggen

13. Identify these recurring characters from Star Trek: DS9 FTPE.

a. This scheming Bajoran religious leader, played by Oscar winner Louise Fletcher, went from Vedek to Kai and then got hers in the final episode.


b. This Dabo girl, played by Chase Masterson, marries Quark’s brother Rom


c. Played by Tracy Middendorf, she was the ill-fated half-Cardassian, half-Bajoran daughter of Gul Dukat.

Tora Ziyal


14. Identify these commercials from descriptions FTPE.

a. During commercials for this company, the subject (ranging from a punky teenager to k. d. lang to a Rastafarian) sits silently, listening to silver headphones. Though no words are spoken, the slogan “I’m Listening” appears at the end, along with the company’s name


b. In a commercial for this cable channel, kids dress up as a dish receiver, a geosyncronous orbiting satellite, and a producer in an attempt to tune in this kid’s network that encourages kids to explore their world


c. We don’t really care what company is being advertised in the commercial that features this ficticious band, who hit it big in the early 80s with their smash single “Love Rocket” and blew all their money on expensive cars, homes, and the finest in women’s clothing. They were, of course, last seen performing at a bar mitzvah, broke and desperate for cash.

Danger Kitty


15. Perform the following activities a la Johnny Bravo FTPE.

  1. Shape your hair into a Bravo-like pompadour.

Visual for Moderator:

  1. Strike a Johnny “cruising” pose

See above or:

  1. Imitate Johnny’s oft-suffered state of confusion by lifting one eyebrow.

One eyebrow lifted=10 points.

16. Answer the following questions about spree killer Charles Starkweather FFPE.

a. What was the name of his 14-year-old girlfriend who accompanied him on his murder rampage?

Caril Ann Fugate

b. Within 3 years, when did the killings take place?

1958 (accept 1955 - 1961)

c. In what state did the majority of the killings take place?


d. Name the 1974 movie, Terrence Malick’s directorial debut, based on the killings.


e. What actor played Charles Starkweather in the movie? He would later star in such films as The Final Countdown and Gandhi.

Martin Sheen

f. What 1980 Best Actress winner played Caril Ann Fugate?

Sissy Spacek

17. Identify the actress from roles 40-30-20-10.

40: Name her now.

30: Mata Hari in 1931’s Mata Hari, Anna Christie in 1930’s Anna Christie

20: Anna Karenina in the 1935 version and Grusinskaya in 1932’s Grand Hotel

10: Katrin in 1934’s The Painted Veil and Ninotchka in 1939’s Ninotchka

Greta Garbo

17. Name the actress from clues 40-30-20-10.

a. 40: Name her now.

b. 30: She debuted as Frannie & Sabrina Hughes on As the World Turns from 1985-88.

c. 20: Her filmography includes The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, The Fugitive, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and Benny & Joon

d. 10: She received only $3,000,000 for replacing Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in Hannibal.

Julianne Moore

18. Answer these questions about films that starred Anthony Michael Hall 5-10-15.

a. 5: This 1985 film costarred Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy as fellow Saturday detentionees

The Breakfast Club

b. 10: He had costarred once before with Molly Ringwald in this 1984 flick about a girl who has a crush on the most popular boy in school, but the geekiest boy in school (played by Hall) is in love with her

Sixteen Candles

c. 15: Hall plays this Griswold offspring in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation


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