Friday, August 24, 2007

This 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 male grooming product was famously advertised via rhyming highway signs throughout the country in the period 1925-1963?
2) What 1982 single by A Flock of Seagulls reached their highest chart position in the US, at #9?
3) What dish common on American Chinese restaurant menus consists of thin rice noodles, curry sauce, chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies?
4) Who was the 1985 NBA Rookie of the Year?
5) What was the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union (1870)?
6) What centrally located Parisian park is known by locals by the nickname "Luco"?
7) What 2005 animated film featured the voice talents of David Schwimmer, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller?
8) What unusually political song was the first US Top 40 single for the band Wings, in 1972?
9) What British duo had 7 Top 40 songs in the US in the years 1964-1966, the best-selling being "A Summer Song"?
10) What French author wrote "My Friend's Book" and "Penguin Island"?

... and what theme links the 10 answers?


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?
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.
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?
4) What Canadian rock band features vocalist Geddy Lee?
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?
6) Who was married to the pop star Madonna 1985-1989?
7) What CBS drama ran from 1972-1981, and was based upon the 1963 movie Spencer's Mountain?
8) Who has been the 9-Lives cat food mascot since 1968?
9) Whose family homestead became Arlington National Cemetery following the American Civil War?
10) What eastern Guatemalan town is unusual for its English name and English-speaking population?

... and what theme links the 10 answers?

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