The 2007 Chris McCray Tournament For Academic Excellence Final Round Packet by Oklahoma University 1 Written by Jeremy Hixson and Jamie Powers With Contributions From Dan Goff, Anthony de Jesus, Dave Letzler

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The 2007 Chris McCray Tournament For Academic Excellence

Final Round

Packet by Oklahoma University 1
Written by Jeremy Hixson and Jamie Powers
With Contributions From Dan Goff, Anthony de Jesus,
Dave Letzler, and Ben Gutscher
Edited by Mike Bentley

1) She told her son that boutiques were "clothing museums" so that she could pull him out of school to go shopping. She enjoys drinking martinis at 10 o'clock in the morning, and her preferred alias when checking into the Grand Regent Hotel is Brandy Shaloo. She drives a blue Aston Martin, which she used to follow her husband's mistress and to watch the mistress die in a fiery car accident that she caused. The mother of Daniel and Alex and the original founder of MODE Magazine, FTP, identify this character on Ugly Betty who is married to media mogul Bradford Meade, the woman who murdered Fey Sommers.
ANSWER: Claire Meade (prompt on last name only)

2) In one of his novels, an explosion that apparently kills Glen Runciter leads Joe Chip to search for a mysterious aerosol spray. In another, people have visions of the title character after taking Chew-Z. Besides Ubik and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrich, this author won his only Hugo Award in 1963 for a novel whose title refers to the author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, an alternate history in which the Axis Powers won World War II. Another of his novels is set in 2021 after World War Terminus, features the Voight-Kampff test, and centers on bounty hunter Rick Deckard. FTP, name this science fiction author of The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

ANSWER: Philip Kindred Dick

3) Oscar Peterson composed a piece named for the main character of this film, which plays during the scene where he meets Sharon. Another woman that the recently divorced main character pursues in this film is Jennifer, a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac who is disgusted when he tries to kiss her. At one point, Humphrey Bogart is shot in his living room, while the protagonist is debating whether to kiss Linda, the wife of his best friend. The two have an affair, but he breaks it off at the airport. Centering on film addict Allan Felix, FTP, what is this Woody Allen film which takes its title from an oft-misquoted line from Casablanca?

ANSWER: Play It Again, Sam (prompt on "Aspirins For Three")

4) He worked as a writer for the 1976 movie Riding with Death, an adaptation of two episodes of the series Gemini Man, which was later spoofed on MST3K. He produced a short-lived, primetime animated series called Capitol Critters, and he was also responsible for creating the unsuccessful 2001 drama Philly, which starred Kim Delaney who also appeared as Diane Russell on one of his most famous shows. Among his more notable flops were Cop Rock, a musical police show, and Over There, an FX series set in Iraq during the Second Gulf War. FTP, name this prolific television creator and producer, most noted for successes like Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue.

ANSWER: Steven Bochco

5) After her death, she became the namesake of a performing arts center in her hometown of Denison, Iowa, and she landed her first film role as Terry O'Reilly in 1941's The Get-Away. She stepped in to play Miss Ellie Ewing on Dallas for one season, but when Bel Geddes returned from her illness she was fired and a lengthy contract lawsuit ensued. She adopted the last name Stone on her namesake sitcom that she starred in alongside Carl Betz. She starred along with Burt Lancaster as Alma Burke in a Best Supporting Actress winning role in From Here to Eternity. FTP, name this actress best known for playing Mary Hatch, the wife of Jimmy Stuart's in It's a Wonderful Life.

ANSWER: Donna Reed (also accept Donnabelle Mullenger)

6) Premium users of this site are granted access to the Super Shop Wizard that searches user-run shops for the best deals, and the regular site offers pronunciation guides for such words as asparagus and bazaar, as well as Kreludor, and Tyrannia. The latter two, along with Meridell, the Lost Desert, and Fairieland, are places that one's character can explore and play games like Chia Bomber. Players can choose from among 54 species when selecting a character; the Shoyru, a dragon-like creature, and the Kougra, similar to a tiger, are the two most popular options. FTP, what is this website aimed at children, where players own and care for virtual animals?


7) This actor has appeared in several TV movies and miniseries, including his first role in Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna in 1986 and as Jesus in 1999's Mary: Mother of Jesus. The NBR created the award for "Best Performance by a Juvenile Actor" for this actor's role in 1987's Empires of the Sun, and his first role as a voice actor came in Disney's Pocahontas as Thomas. He has earned a following for his roles in cult films, including Grammaton Cleric John Preston in Equilibrium and Patrick Bateman in Ameircan Psycho. FTP, name this actor, whose more recent films have seen him in Christopher Nolan-directed efforts, The Prestige and Batman Begins.

ANSWER: Christian Morgan Bale (also accept Christian Charles Philip Bale)

8) This player was called up to replace an injured Eddie Perez, and became a full-time starter when another player was traded for Lance Cormier and Óscar Villarreal. He hit a three-run homer against Roger Clemens in his first postseason at-bat, which came in Game 2 of the 2005 NLDS. This player is currently blocking top prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia, as this player surprisingly had an OPS of .960 in his first full season despite being twenty-two years old. Last season, he won the NL Silver Slugger award and was the only catcher to hit .300 with more than 20 home runs, finishing with a .333 average and 24 dingers. The former backup to Johnny Estrada, FTP, identify this current catcher for the Atlanta Braves.

ANSWER: Brian McCann

9) The band Leftöver Crack starts their album Fuck World Trade with a song telling this organization to "Fuck Off", and its "Outdoor" division attracted controversy when it refused to put up a billboard from Project Billboard in 2004. Live Nation, formerly owned by it, controversially owns a patent over the instantaneous recording to CD from a soundboard at concerts. After a private buyout last fall, this company agreed to sell all of its television stations to Providence Equity for over one billion dollars, and in the wake of the September 11th attacks, this company banned songs like "Free Fallin" from their radio stations. FTP, identify this media power, the largest owner of radio stations in the US.

ANSWER: Clear Channel Communications

10) This artist formed the group Mighty Joe Young after he met Robert DeLeo at a Black Flag show, and, in 1998, this man's only solo album was released. That album featured a reworked version of a song he recorded with The Magnificent Bastards for the film Tank Girl, "Mockingbird Girl" and was recorded while his band mates worked with Dave Coutts in the band Talk Show. His solo album also contained the singles "Barbarella" and "Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down", a song featuring Sheryl Crow, and with his first band he sang vocals for "Interstate Love Song". FTP, name this musician, best known for serving as the lead singer of both Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots.

ANSWER: Scott Weiland

11) This year, this comic strip recently introduced its sexiest character, Cassandra, who has been seen in a nightclub, tied up by a "friend," and fooling a lie detector test. In one memorable strip, the antagonist tried to transfer the mind of its main character to "the soft innards of a ripe eggplant"; that antagonist wears sneakers and a top hat, owns a menacing pet vulture, and is green. The only human in the strip is Slick Smitty, and its regular features include asking the reader to find six differences between two panels. The protagonist battles miscreants like Shady Shrew and Count Weirdly to solve crimes targeting alliteratively-named animals along with his sidekick, Max Mouse. FTP, name this comic strip for kids, centering on a cape-wearing vulpine detective.

ANSWER: Slylock Fox & Comics For Kids

12) (DG) Originally known as the Blue Velvets, they renamed themselves to The Golliwogs before changing to their best-known name, under which they performed a little remembered set at Woodstock after the Grateful Dead. Their 1971 album featured the less successful singles Sweet Hitch-Hiker and Someday Never Comes. They never had a number one hit in the US, though several songs reached number two, including singles from the Cosmo's Factory and Green River albums. Several of their songs had a Vietnam slant, such as "Run Through the Jungle", "Who'll Stop the Rain" and "Fortunate Son". FTP, identify this band which recorded hits like "Bad Moon Risin" and "Proud Mary", a band that was led by John Fogerty.

ANSWER: Creedence Clearwater Revival

13) Love interests of some of the main characters in this series include Thundra, a bird who oversees the world's weather, and Eden, who once turned some of those main characters into cockroaches. Minor villains include Saleen, a mermaid, and Frajeed, who creates things out of ice. More familiar villains include a sorcerer whose right arm consists solely of bone and who is aided by his flying eel, Xerxes. That villain, Mozenrath,, was voiced by Jonathan Brandis and served as a foil for the series' protagonist, who once used the Black Sand to capture various residents of Agrabah, the protagonist's home. Featuring most of the cast from The Return of Jafar, FTP, name this series based on a 1992 Disney film.

ANSWER: Disney's Aladdin

14) (AJ) His tempestuous post-retirement includes a 1989 drug overdose which he claims was a combination of sleeping pills and food poisoning, the 1990 liquidation of his namesake fashion label, and his 1992 divorce from Italian singer Loredana Bertè. Known for a light schedule during his playing career, he brought his two-handed backhand to the Australian Open only once, although he was the youngest ever winner of a Davis Cup match. Losing in the finals four times at the U.S. Open, this "Ice Man" shocked the world with his 1983 retirement at the age of 27. FTP, name this winner of 11 Grand Slam events, including five consecutive Wimbledons from 1976 to 1981, who hails from Sweden.

ANSWER: Bjorn (Rune) Borg

15) Playable characters in this game include Brianna the Handmaiden and Mical the Disciple, although only one is accessible depending on the player's gender. Returning from the first game is the ship The Ebon Hawk, and early on in this game the player can choose whether the earlier game's protagonist Revan chose good or evil. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment in a rushed cycle of approximately 13 months, this game is notable for cut content including the droid planet of M4-78 and a meeting with Jedi Master Lonna Vash.. Featuring the Jedi Exile in the wake of the Jedi Civil War, FTP, what is this RPG, based on the Star Wars Expanded Universe, a less-successful sequel to an earlier hit for the Xbox?

ANSWER: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (also accept Star Wars: KotOR II: The Sith Lords, but do not accept or prompt on "Knights of the Old Republic" or "KotOR")

16) This school beat Brown 14-0 in the first of the continuous Rose Bowls. This season, two players from this school were selected in the NFL draft, safety Eric Frampton and wide receiver Jason Hill, although it is noted for producing quarterbacks like Jason Gesser and Mark Rypien. In this past basketball season, they were led by Derrick Low, Robbie Cowgill, and Kyle Weaver, and were defeated in the second round by Vanderbilt after beating 14 seed Oral Roberts, despite showing dramatic improvement under 2007 Naismith Coach of the Year Tony Bennett. FTP, name this school that annually plays for the Apple Cup with its instate rival, the University of Washington.

ANSWER: Washington State University Cougars or Wazzu

17) Among the athletes it sponsors include Swiss rower Xeno Müller and skier Tanner Hall, and it has also attached its name to the former Jaguar Racing and SV Austria Salzburg football clubs. The Japanese version of this product competes with the very similar product Lipovitan, and in Australia it's known by its original name of Krating Daeng. A less sweet carbonated version created in 1987 is the version that sells in the U.S., while the original was created by a Thai businessman in 1962. It is banned in Denmark and France due to concerns over ingredients like taurine, and in 2004 the EU ruled it must contain a label warning of its high caffeine content. FTP, name this energy drink that "gives you wings".

ANSWER: Red Bull

18) During his senior season at Michigan State, he served 30 days in jail for probation violation stemming from charges of cocaine and marijuana possession. Despite this, he was still the Big 10 MVP in 1986. As a starter for the Magic, he won the MIP award in 1991, the same season in which he set the single-game assists record with 30. With the end of his playing career, he moved into coaching, leading the Phoenix Suns to the playoffs in 2000 and 2001, before replacing Bill Cartwright to gain his current position. In this year's playoffs, his team swept Miami before losing to Detriot in six games. FTP, name this current head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

ANSWER: Scott Skiles

19) The first production featured John Carradine in his Broadway musical debut, while the second production saw Phil Silvers take the lead role, which he had refused for the first and which earned him the 1972 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The second Broadway production of this musical featured the songs "Farewell" and "Echo Song" in place of "Pretty Little Picture" and "That'll Show Him". Other songs include "Lovely", "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid", and "Comedy Tonight". FTP, name this Steven Sondheim musical about a scheming slave, Pseudolus, immortalized on stage and screen by Zero Mostel.

ANSWER: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

20) His first vocal appearance was on the track "Bad News", the final song on the 2002 release on which it appeared. While in jail on weapons charges, he first saw shirts reading "free" him during the 2003 Grammy Awards. After his release, he released a debut album in 2005 containing tracks like Project Princess that featured Jagged Edge and I'm So High featuring Kokane. That album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, also contained the singles "Pimpin'" and "So Seductive", a track on which 50 Cent appeared. FTP, name this rapper, a member of G-Unit, whose forthcoming album, Godfather of the Ghetto, has already produced the single, "It's a Stick Up".

ANSWER: Tony Yayo (also accept Marvin Bernard)

21) Founded by engineer Colin Chapman, this company has been responsible for developing the crash structure for the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, and has also worked to design Proton's Gen 2 and Jumbuck. This company was also responsible for designing the chassis for the DeLorean DMC-12 and the new electric car, the Tesla Roadster. More noted as a sports car manufacturer, its current models include the 2-Eleven, Exige, and Elise. Known for making light cars with tight handling, FTP, name this historic British sports car manufacturer, which shares its name with a flower.

ANSWER: Lotus Cars

22) The search for this character’s father formed the basis for the first crossover event, when it tied together the storylines of Hawkman, Green Lantern, and Batman. Her lineage extends back to Leonardo da Vinci, and she is also partially related to Nostradamus. In the limited series Identity Crisis, she used her abilities to protect the families of members of the Justice League from Dr. Light, who had raped Sue Dibny. She was also responsible for Catwoman's shift to good, through manipulation of that character’s memories. Daughter of the magician John Zatara, FTP, who is this magician, superheroine, and member of the Justice League?

ANSWER: Zatanna Zatara (prompt on Z or Zatara)

1). Answer the following about one of TV's hottest young actors, Milo Ventimiglia, FTPE.
[10] Ventimiglia can currently be seen as Peter Petrelli on this NBC hit, which also stars Ali Larter as Niki Sanders and Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet.
ANSWER: Heroes
[10] Television audiences first took notice of Ventimiglia in 2001 as he played this character, Rory's rebellious boyfriend, on the WB's Gilmore Girls.
ANSWER: Jess Mariano
[10] In 2006, Ventimiglia starred in another WB production, playing Richard Thorne III in this short-lived series centered on a human sexuality class at a liberal arts college.
ANSWER: The Bedford Diaries

2) Answer the following questions about Lizzie's love interests on the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, FTPE.

[10] Lizzie and Miranda both had enormous crushes on this not-too-bright jock, but he spends most of the series involved with Lizzie's archenemy Kate Sanders.
ANSWER: Ethan Craft (accept either)
[10] Duff's boyfriend at the time, this popstar, brother of a former Backstreet Boy, guest-starred as himself in a Christmas episode. Hijinks ensued as Lizzie tried to sneak onto the set of his music video.
ANSWER: Aaron Carter
[10] Lizzie's first boyfriend, this paperboy who goes to Jefferson eventually breaks up with her in order to date a girl who goes to his own school.
ANSWER: Ronny Jacobs (accept either)

3) He loses money for his group, SMERSH, and fails to win it back in various card games. FTPE:

[10] First, name this character from Casino Royale, who was first portrayed on screen by Peter Lorre.
ANSWER: Le Chiffre
[10] In the 1967 spoof Casino Royale, this actor portrayed Le Chiffre. He also provided the voice for Unicron in the Transformers movie, but made his name with some film that proclaimed “Charles Foster Kane is dead”.
ANSWER: Orson Welles
[10] Because baccarat is for losers, the new Le Chiffre, played by this Danish actor, holds a game of Texas Hold ‘em instead. This actor has also played Tristan in that awesome 2004 film, King Arthur.
ANSWER: Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen

4) Identify each of the following people associated with the Black Sox scandal of 1919, F10PE.

[10] This player's .356 career batting average is the third-highest of all time. Along with Eddie Cicotte, he confessed receiving 5000 dollars to fix the series, and was probably the most high-profile player banned from baseball.
ANSWER: “Shoeless” Joe Jackson
[10] In 1920, this federal judge was named the first Commissioner of Baseball as a result of the Black Sox scandal, and banned eight White Sox players even though they had already been acquitted in court. This all-around asshole is also responsible for perpetuating baseball's color line.
ANSWER: Kenesaw Mountain Landis
[10] This White Sox catcher was one of the few players who refused to fix games. He was rewarded for his honesty by being elected to the Hall of Fame, since he probably has the worst statistics of any position player in it.
ANSWER: Ray Schalk

5) Identify each of the following examples of “Engrish” in video gaming, FTPE.

[10] By far the most famous examples come from this Toaplan game for the Mega Drive that includes the lines “Someone set us up the bomb” and “All your base are belong to us”.
ANSWER: Zero Wing
[10] Final Fantasy IV featured this classic line from the wizard Tellah, which makes use of an obsolete adjective meaning “overly sensitive”.
ANSWER: “You spoony bard”
[10] The third part of this Video System arcade and NeoGeo series featured such memorable lines as “Destroy the final boss in mysterious space”, “Fry to the rain forest, and save the nature”, and “I never thought I'd be frying over a jungle”.
ANSWER: Aero Fighters 3 (also accept Sonic Wings 3)

[Note: If you are unable to perform this audio bonus, please use the bonus below instead.]

6A). AUDIO BONUS. You may not be familiar with the Pickin' On series, a collection of bluegrass covers of all sorts of different bands, but you probably are familiar with some of their targets. Identify the band whose songs are covered from these audio clips on a 40-30-20-10-1 basis. (Please visit for the tracks.)
[40] [Track 1]
[30] [Track 2]
[20] [Track 3]
[10] [Track 4]
[1] [Track 5]
ANSWER: The Offspring

[Note: Skip this bonus if you are capable of doing the audio bonus above.]

6B). Identify the following relating to a certain band, FTPE.
[10] The most recent album from this band fronted by Dexter Holland, Splinter, featured the singles Can't Get My Head Around You and Hit That.
ANSWER: The Offspring
[10] This album, appropriately their first mainstream success, contained extremely successful singles like Gotta Get Away, Self Esteem and Come Out and Play.
[10] This track off of the band's Americana album notably started with a sample from Def Leppard's Rock of the Ages, “gunter glieben glauchen globen”.
ANSWER: Pretty Fly For a White Guy

7) FTPE, identify these films in which cross-dressing is central to the plot.

[10] In this 1993 comedy that airs practically every weekend on Fox, Robin Williams plays Daniel Hillard, a voice actor who, among other things, throws fruit at Stu, Pierce Brosnan’s character, while cross-dressing.
ANSWER: Mrs. Doubtfire
[10] Taking its title from an autographed picture seen early on, this film stars Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo as drag queens traveling to LA.
ANSWER: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
[10] Marilyn Manson appears in this Asia Argento-directed film as Sarah's boyfriend. Sarah’s son, Jeremiah, cross-dresses in order to emulate and earn the approval of his mother.
ANSWER: The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

8) In the first film in which he appears, he gets revenge for Jim Goose’s death by handcuffing Johnny the Boy to a car rigged to explode and giving him a hacksaw to cu through his own leg with. FTPE:

[10] First, name this title Mel Gibson character.
ANSWER: Mad Max Rockatansky
[10] In the second film, Max helps those living around an oil refinery escape from this large, hockey-masked thug and his gang with their precious fuel.
ANSWER: Lord Humungus
[10] In Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, this singer of “What's Love Got to Do With It” played Aunty Entity, the leader of Bartertown, who twice abandons Max in the desert.
ANSWER: Tina Turner

9) Collecting a triple-double is one of the greatest achievements in basketball. FTPE, identify these players who have done it a lot.

[10] This current Nets captain is now third all-time in triple-doubles in the NBA, having passed Wilt Chamberlain this season.
ANSWER: Jason Kidd
[10] This Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks great recorded 181 career triple-doubles, easily the most all-time. He is also the only person to average a triple-double for an entire season, doing so in 1961-62.
ANSWER: Oscar Robertson
[10] In 2007, this current UMass senior joined Jason Kidd and Drexel alum Michael Anderson as the third college player to record 4 triple-doubles in a season.
ANSWER: Stephane Lasme

10) Identify each of the following characters created by Steve Ditko over his career as a comic book artist, FTPE.

[10] Ditko created this Spiderman nemesis whose alter-ego was Norman Osborn. He was portrayed in the first Spiderman film by Willem Defoe.
ANSWER: Green Goblin
[10] One of his last major creations, Ditko created this former-New Warrior and current-Thunderbolt, who is responsible for the 612 deaths which spark the events in Civil War.
ANSWER: Speedball (also accept Penance; prompt on “Robert” or “Robbie Baldwin”)
[10] During his stint with Charlton, Ditko created this reporter-turned-crimefighter. He wears a mask to make his face featureless as an embodiment of his Objectivist ideas.
ANSWER: The Question (also accept Charles “Charlie” Szasz (must have two))

11) FTPE, identify these quarterbacks who played for the Amsterdam Admirals before becoming starters in the NFL.

[10] The only quarterback in the Admirals' Ring of Honor, this player became the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIV [34] with the Rams, and is now the backup to Matt Leinart in Arizona.
ANSWER: Kurt Warner
[10] A graduate of Dartmouth, this Jewish quarterback played for Amsterdam in 1997. He's better known for being Dan Marino's successor with the Dolphins.
ANSWER: Jay Fiedler
[10] Currently a backup for the Saints, this quarterback backed up Will Furrer for the Admirals in 1995. He's most notable for going 3 and 2 as a starter for the Rams in 2005 after an injury to Marc Bulger.
ANSWER: Jamie Martin

12) One common sign that a show has jumped the shark is when you have a different actor playing an old character. FTPE, identify the following examples.

[10] The most famous example of this is when Darren, the husband of Samantha on Bewitched, was played by these two actors. All or none, name them both.
ANSWER: Richard “Dick” York and Richard “Dick” Sargent
[10] Another example saw Megan Fox replace Nicole Paggi as Sydney for the final two seasons of this ABC series.
ANSWER: Hope & Faith
[10] In yet another example, this British sci-fi series saw Kristine Kochnaski, who may have been Lister's mother, as well as his lover, being played first by Clare Grogan and later by Chloë Annett.
ANSWER: Red Dwarf

13) (DL) Name these shows that feature cast members formerly of The West Wing.

[10] Dulé Hill, formerly Bartlet's valet Charley, plays Gus, the sidekick of Shawn Spencer, in this buddy-mystery-comedy.
ANSWER: “Psych”
[10] Brad Whitford, formerly speechwriter Josh Lyman, used to play this character, co-executive producer with Matt Albie, on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. You know, before it got canceled.
ANSWER: Danny Tripp (accept either underlined answer)
[10] Mary-Louise Parker, formerly Amy Gardner, has returned to her role as Nancy Botkin on this Showtime show also starring Kevin Nealon.
ANSWER: “Weeds

14) FTPE, identify some of these products hocked on the infomercial series Amazing Discoveries.

[10] This product was endorsed by Jack Lalanne, but in 1996, a recall was issued because certain parts could shatter, resulting in several injury complaints. If Urban Dictionary is to be trusted, this name also identifies someone on steroids.
ANSWER: Juice Tiger
[10] Similar to the Gemagic, this device, which allows you to add your own rhinestones and studs to your clothing, was also sold by the show. It is now hocked by Apprentice Season 3 runner-up Tana Goertz.
ANSWER: BeDazzler Plus
[10] This man, who hosted many of the Amazing Discoveries infomercials, would later host the Ask Mike spinoffs. He died of cancer in 2003.
ANSWER: Michael Stephen “Mike” Levey

15) Identify the following about games that can be played for free online, FTPE.

[10] This sci-fi MMORPG featuring a struggle between Omni-Tek and the Clans has been around since 2001, but free play only began in late 2004. It is produced by Funcom and set in the worlds of Rubi-Ka and the Shadowlands.
ANSWER: Anarchy Online
[10] Available at gaming sites like Yahoo Games, this game consists of making words from six scrambled letters. You receive a bonus if you get all possible combinations.
ANSWER: TextTwist
[10] This puzzle game, essentially a clone of Puzzle Bobble or Bust-a-Move, was created by David M. Dobson and was found to be the most played non-pack in Windows game by a 2001 study.

16) FTPE, identify each of these Bob Dylan songs from information on cover versions.

[10] Though written by Dylan, this song was first released by Manfred Mann, for whom it hit #1 in the US. Dylan himself would later include a live version of it on Self Portrait, and its chorus states “you’ll not see nothing like” the title figure.
ANSWER: “Quinn the Eskimo” (The Mighty Quinn) (accept either underlined answer)
[10] This song was covered by U2 on Rattle and Hum, the Dave Matthews Band on Recently, and most famously by Jimi Hendrix, for whom it was his only Top 40 single.
ANSWER: “All Along the Watchtower”
[10] Along with being covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this song where the singer is “on the pavement, thinking about the government” provided the name for The Weathermen. Its music video also inspired Weird Al's video for “Bob”.
ANSWER: “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

17) FTPE, identify each of the following news programs heard on NPR from hosts and regular contributors.

[10] Hosted primarily by Alex Chadwick and Madeline Brand, this series features “contributions from”, as well as humor from Brian Unger.
ANSWER: Day to Day
[10] Hosted primarily by Neal Conan, on Fridays, this series shifts its focus to science-topics and is hosted by Ira Flatow.
ANSWER: Talk of the Nation
[10] The hosts of this NPR program, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, go by the pseudonyms “Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers”. Both MIT grads, they also moonlight as auto mechanics during the week.
ANSWER: Car Talk

18) (BG) Name some of these songs with numerical titles, FTPE.

[10] This Queen song is about a group of 20 volunteers who traveled to space in search of another livable planet. Although only one year has passed on the ship, their family and the rest of earth aged 100 years.
[10] Opening with suburban teenagers pushing each other around in a big tire, the video for this Smashing Pumpkins song from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness won the 1996 MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video
ANSWER: 1979
[10] The title of this song by the Sisters of Mercy, in which “I know which way the wind blows” in the title year refers to the year in which lead vocalist Andrew Eldritch was born.
ANSWER: 1959

19) Answer the following about a publishing firm, FTPE.

[10] This company, which is heavily associated with romance genre fiction, produces several lines including “Superromance”, with more complex storylines.
ANSWER: Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd.
[10] Using the slogan “Fiction with style”, this Harlequin imprint produces “Chick lit” titles such as The Year of Living Famously and Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend.
ANSWER: Red Dress Ink
[10] Harlequin also produces romantic sci-fi/fantasy literature like “Protector of the Flight” and “Goddess of Love” under this imprint, which takes its name from a heavenly body.

20) FTPE, identify each of the following about races in Dungeons & Dragons.

[10] This race, one of the more common in Faerun, is adept at numerous classes, especially sorcerer and wizard. They are noted for their thin, slight frames and pointed ears.
ANSWER: Elves or Elf
[10] This subrace of elves with obsidian-like skin is sometimes known as Dark Elves. They were forced to live underground in the Underdark, as the only truly evil elves.
[10] This subrace is one of the least common in Faerun, living mostly on Evermeet. They often have bronze skin and copper hair and are considered the most haughty of elves.
ANSWER: Sun Elves (also accept Gold Elves. If anyone answers Ar'Tel'Quessir give their team ten points and then kick that player out of the tournament for being a pretentious asshole.)

21) Identify each of the following sandwiches from clues, FTPE.

[10] Consisting of a hollowed out loaf of white bread filled with one jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon, this sandwich is then slathered in butter and baked. For you “ACF” folks, it shares part of its name with another name for pyrite.
ANSWER: Fool's Gold Loaf
[10] This burger, which has been featured on The Boondocks, is most noted for the grilled Krispy Kreme doughnut used for the bun. Its named for a R&B singer noted for his weight troubles.
ANSWER: Luther Burger
[10] Though other meats can be used, this sandwich is traditionally an open-faced burger with two patties, which is then covered in a mound of fries topped with a cheese sauce.
ANSWER: Horseshoe Sandwich

22) Answer the following about a recent computer-animated children's film, FTPE.

[10] Set in Scamboville, this film tells the story of a robot who is brought to life during a power surge.
ANSWER: Pinocchio 3000 or P3K
[10] Based on the Blue Fairy in the original fairy tale, this character possesses a great deal of technical knowledge, which she uses to help Pinocchio learn right from wrong.
ANSWER: Cyberina
[10] Cyberina is voiced by this actress, better known for her standup comedy and roles in such movies as Sister Act and Ghost.
ANSWER: Whoopi Goldberg

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