Sunday, August 26, 2007

Answers to last week's Secret Theme rounds


The theme was simply countries.

1) What male grooming product was famously advertised via rhyming highway signs throughout the country in the period 1925-1963? Burma Shave

2) What 1982 single by A Flock of Seagulls reached their highest chart position in the US, at #9? "I Ran (So Far Away)"

3) What dish common on American Chinese restaurant menus consists of thin rice noodles, curry sauce, chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies? Singapore mei fun a.k.a. Singapore noodle

4) Who was the 1985 NBA Rookie of the Year? Michael Jordan

5) What was the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union (1870)? Georgia
6) What centrally located Parisian park is known by locals by the nickname "Luco"? Jardin du Luxembourg

7) What 2005 animated film featured the voice talents of David Schwimmer, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller? Madagascar

8) What unusually political song was the first US Top 40 single for the band Wings, in 1972? "Give Ireland Back to the Irish"

9) What British duo had 7 Top 40 songs in the US in the years 1964-1966, the best-selling being "A Summer Song"? Chad & Jeremy

10) What French author wrote "My Friend's Book" and "Penguin
Island"? Anatole France


Each of these answers contains a surname of signers of the Declaration of Indepedence.

1) What New Jersey Network-produced show debuted in 1974, ran on and off for decades, and featured puppets named Bones Boy, Oogie and Cuppy? The Uncle Floyd Show
2) What beloved children's TV character was portrayed 1976-1982 by Will Lee? When Lee died in 1982, the character was killed off as well. Mr. Hooper
3) What brand of American beer was known as Koch's Lager from the 1860s through the 1950s, when it was renamed its current brand name? Samuel Adams, himself a signer
4) What Canadian rock band features vocalist Geddy Lee? Rush

5) What TV show, which ran on different networks in the US 1988-1994, had the theme song "Having an Average Weekend" by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet? Kids in the Hall

6) Who was married to the pop star Madonna 1985-1989? Sean Penn

7) What CBS drama ran from 1972-1981, and was based upon the 1963 movie Spencer's Mountain? The Waltons

8) Who has been the 9-Lives cat food mascot since 1968? Morris the Cat

9) Whose family homestead became Arlington National Cemetery following the American Civil War? Robert E. Lee; in this case the answer is even a relative of two signers.

10) What eastern Guatemalan town is unusual for its English name and English-speaking population? Livingston

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