Friday, August 10, 2007

This week's Secret Theme rounds

These two sets of 10 harder-than-average trivia questions each have a theme running through their answers. Try to answer the questions, then guess the themes! Answers to be posted in a few days.


1) What's the Latin word for "Scotland"?
2) In 1964 a band called The Rivieras had their only hit, which went to #5 on the US pop charts. Name it.
3) What English word is taken from the Tongan word for "forbidden"?
4) What's the word which represents "T" in the NATO radio phoenetic alphabet?
5) What Christmas-related treat is said to have been invented by a choirmaster in Cologne, Germany in 1670?
6) In Spanish the word is terremoto; what is it in English?
7) What fictional character has a famous statue in Copenhagen's harbor?
8) During the Vietnam War, American soldiers had a hit song-derived nickname for the AC-47 and AC-130 combat aircraft owing to what they did to the Vietnamese countryside. Name the song and you have the nickname.
9) What song was almost cut from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz owing to early screening complaints that it slowed the pace of the movie?
10) What 1982 Toto song won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year?

... and what's the theme?


1) What classic film tracks the decline of actress Norma Desmond?
2) What American humorist was killed in a 1935 plane crash?
3) What major Manhattan thoroughfare became heavily developed and subsequently famous because it linked the passenger shipping lines to Midtown?
4) What Charles Dickens novel was published posthumously despite being unfinished?
5) What high-grossing 2004 film starred Jim Caviezel?
6) What 1974 #1 song for John Denver features the line "You fill up my senses, like a night in the forest"?
7) What's the French word for "grape?"
8) What track on The Beatles "White Album" (actual title: The Beatles) is an example of musique concrete?
9) In what body of water do you find the Society Islands?
10) What well-known Sherlock Holmes story involves a plot to dig a tunnel and commit a bank robbery, as opposed to the usual murder?

... and what's the theme?

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