Thursday, May 24, 2007

This week's Secret Theme round questions

This was a poor week for the Secret Theme; only one team figured it out precisely enough to get all 8 points at Frank's, and no one sussed the other one out at Ray's. How well would you have done? Answers will be posted in a few days.


1) Who was the only one of America's first 5 presidents to lose a reelection bid (i.e. to serve only one term)?
2) Which Arab nation has a constitution which specifically requires the president to be a Christian?
3) What is the least populous state in the US?
4) What 20th century American president defeated Democrat James M. Cox to win the office?
5) Who wrote Seven Pillars of Wisdom?
6) What recurring Saturday Night Live skit took place in a basement in Aurora, Illinois?
7) Who was the first heavyweight champion of the world in modern boxing (he retained the title 1882-1892)?
8) In which US state will you find Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial Park (of Tippecanoe and Tyler Too fame)?
9) What highly successful box office film (#35 all-time) also won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director in 1994?
10) Which US state is the Evergreen State?

... and what's the Secret Theme linking all 10 answers?


1) What actress and sex symbol won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1961 for her role in Two Women?
2) Who is Siddhartha Gautama better known as?
3) What college town gave us R.E.M. and The B-52s?
4) Who wrote The Call of the Wild?
5) What's the two-word term for the psychological phenomenon of captors identifying with their kidnappers?
6) What Broadway play featuring scientists won the Tony for Best Play in 2000?
7) What legendary Greek figure was portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the 2004 film Troy?
8) What's the simple two-word name for the 1975 Final Act on the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe?
9) What band had a #1 hit on the pop charts in 1986 with the song "Take My Breath Away" from the film Top Gun?
10) What Jimi Hendrix song contains the lyric "Loneliness is such a ... drag?"

... and what's the Secret Theme linking all 10 answers?

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