Sunday, July 8, 2007

Answers to last week's Secret Theme rounds

The theme was British prime ministers; their names as parts of component answers (which are sometimes titles) in italics.
1) What US president earned a political science doctorate from Johns Hopkins University? This wasn't an honorary degree, but one earned long before he was president. Woodrow Wilson
2) Which Australian city hosted the Summer Olympic games in 1956? Melbourne
3) What US city has the nicknames "Stumptown," "Bridgetown," and "City of Roses?" Portland
4) What chocolate-covered toffee bar was first manufactured in Robinson, IL in 1928 (still made today)? Heath
5) According to the Bible (or Torah), what land lies west of Nod? Eden
6) What variety of tea is flavored with the rind of the Bergamot orange? Earl Grey
7) What CBS sit-com starring Gerald McRaney ran 1989-1993? Major Dad
8) What character did Diana Rigg play on the classic British spy show The Avengers? Emma Peel
9) What American actor played Jack Ryan in the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October? Alec Baldwin
10) What Pennsylvania university was founded back in 1787 and was the site of the discovery of the structure of Vitamin C in 1932? University of Pittsburgh ( a.k.a. Pitt)


The theme was Summer Olympics host cities.

1) By what nickname did Iva Toguri Aquino become infamous? Tokyo Rose; she was fully acquitted and pardoned by the by.
2) What composer was responsible for such musicals as "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Easter Parade?" Irving Berlin
3) What was the name of the 1980 debut album by American punk band X? Los Angeles
4) What college town gave us The B-52s and R.E.M.? Athens, Georgia
5) What song by Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango hit Top 10 in the American pop charts in 1972, and is considered by some to be one of the first disco songs? "Soul Makossa"; homonym for Seoul
6) What classic 1944 movie musical featured Judy Garland as Esther Smith? Meet Me in St. Louis
7) What's the top (if not only) tourist attraction of Lake Havasu City, Arizona? London Bridge
8) What 1984 film starred Robin Williams as Vladimir Ivanov? Moscow on the Hudson
9) What large American city was founded in the 1830s as a railroad terminal, and therefore initially called Terminus? Atlanta
10) Who won the Best Actor Oscar for the 1963 film Lillies of the Field? Sidney Poitier, homonym for Sydney


Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, there is an exciting new group on Yahoo called The Judy Garland Experience that everybody should check out. The group features lively discussions, rare photo's, and the most amazing music files anywhere! This week they are featuring both of Judy's appearances from the Merv Griffin Show circa 1968. Hear her singing and talking with Margaret Hamilton, Rex Reed, The Ohio Express, Totie Fields, Marty Brill, Van Johnson, Moms Mabley, Arthur Treacher, and others.
Judy is pure magic on these shows. The group also has audio files of her first concert at The Palladium in 1951, as well as both her songs from Valley Of The Dolls, taped phone conversations, interviews, radio spots, and more! The group membership includes Garland family members, authors, people who have made movies about Judy, other celebrities, and fans of all levels.
Truly, the most eclectic membership of any of the Garland groups or clubs. The only thing missing is you! Please stop by our little Judyville, once you visit you may never want to leave!

QuizMasterChris said...

Considering that that post is identical to the last, I'm going to guess the "B" stands for "bot."