Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Last week's Secret Theme questions

Can you figure out the themes in each group of 10 answers that link each group of otherwise unrelated trivia questions? Solutions will be posted later this week.


1) What civil rights leader coined the term "Black Power" in a 1967 speech?
2) Which Pennsylvania county has the highest average household income?
3) What highly successful 1975 movie is based upon a novel of the same title written by Peter Benchley?
4) According to the classic rock band Cream, where do the shadows run from themselves?
5) What TV advertising slogan is UPS currently using?
6) What character did Ron Howard play on Happy Days?
7) Despite popular belief, what drug-related phrase never appears in any of the Sherlock Holmes stories written by creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
8) Who wrote Gone with the Wind?
9) What was a large portion of what came to be known as the State of Tennessee known as in the period 1784-1787?
10) Who published the abolitionist newspaper The North Star?

... and what's the theme?


1) In 1971, the folk-rock duo Brewer & Shipley had their only Top 40 hit with a song that went to #10 on the pop charts. Name it.
2) What vocal group, formed in Newark, NJ in 1955, had 30 Top 40 hits in the period 1962-1976?
3) What band's 1989 debut album was titled Pretty Hate Machine?
4) What 1984 film stars Molly Ringwold as Sam Baker?
5) What NFL star has the nickname "The President?"
6) What Philadelphia Eagles running back played his college ball at Villanova?
7) What 1966 novel features the character Oedipa Maas?
8) What Beatles song makes reference to three children named Vera, Chuck and Dave?
9) What group is Ralph "Sonny" Barger famously associated with?
10) In the US you dial "0" for the operator. What number do you dial in Britain?

... and what's the theme?

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