Saturday, August 18, 2007

Last week's Secret Theme rounds

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 1984 movie starred Michael Douglas as Jack T. Colton?
2) What 1989 action/comedy paired Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell?
3) What blues guitarist introduced his influential solo style (it had an impact on rock'n'roll) in his 1942 recording "Mean Old World"?
4) What Caribbean island has been known in previous centuries as Boriken and San Juan Bautista?
5) Owing to a ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States, to which state does most of Ellis Island belong?
6) The first NBA franchise in Florida began play in 1988; which one would that be?
7) What's the Virgo birthstone?
8) Which character did Peter Sellers portray in the 1979 movie Being There (there are two related acceptable answers for the character's name)?
9) What was the first American city with a subway?
10) Who played lead guitar in the band KISS?

... and what's the theme running through the 10 answers?


1) What famous painter wrote a play titled Desire Caught by the Tail? It was awful, and therefore performed only three times; actors included Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.
2) Which of the original 13 American colonies was established last?
3) The band Oasis originally named themselves after a Beatles B-side. Name that song.
4) What's the only US state to host the Winter Olympics twice?
5) Finish the Jonathon Swift quote: "It was a bold man who first..."
6) Who does Linus van Pelt wait for each Halloween?
7) What Australian actor/director was born Greg Pead, and legally changed his name to what we know him as now in 1980?
8) Who is Kate Hudson's famous mother?
9) The longest-running American public service ad campaign has featured the same fictional character since 1944. Name the character.
10) What 1994 award-winning Steve James documentary tracks the lives of two young men, William Gates and Arthur Agee?

... and what's the theme running through the 10 answers?

No comments: