Friday, February 8, 2008

This week's Secret Theme rounds

Each group of 10 otherwise unrelated tough questions has a theme running through its answers. Can you answer the questions and figure out the themes? Answers will be posted early next week. This week I was running behind so the Ray's and Lyon's Den rounds were the same. Starting this week there will be three totally distinct quizzes so that you may play all of them if so inclined.

Lyon's Den / Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

1) What 1989 movie directed by Oliver Stone tells the true story of Ron Kovic?
2) What U2 album features the songs "Fire" and "Gloria"?
3) Who played Sister Ruth on "Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman"?
4) What Hollywood legend's autobiography was titled Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It?
5) Who was Roman Emperor in 1 AD?
6) What historic event took place in China 1934-35?
7) What painting of a nekkid lady by Paul Chabas caused a ruckus in the US in 1912?
8) What song was #1 on the US pop charts for 3 weeks for The Four Seasons in 1976?
9) What was the family name of the sisters in Little Women?
10) What actress (featured on the cable drama Mad Men) and former Abercrombie & Fitch model dated Josh Groban for three years?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) For what film did Sally Field win the Best Actress Oscar in 1979?
2) In the Harry Potter series, what character (a student) represents Slytherin House?
3) In 1997, Disney released its 35th full-length animation; name it.
4) What acclaimed 1988 novel by Don DeLillo paints a picture of possible events leading up to the John F. Kennedy assassination?
5) What movie studio was formed by Warner Brothers and United Artists execs in 1978, and eventually bought by and folded into MGM in 1997?
6) What NHL franchise plays home games at the Arena?
7) What song was #1 in the US for three weeks in 1984, #1 in the UK for six weeks in 1983 (the best selling single in the country that year), #1 in 14 other countries as well, and featured the B-side "That's the Way (I'm Only Trying To Help You)"?
8) What's the name of the WNBA's Minnesota franchise?
9) What Hungarian-born physicist worked on the Manhattan Project and is credited with figuring out the nuclear chain reaction?
10) In German and Dutch, this word on a sign means cafeteria. In the US it means an organization that you might be a member of if you're reading this blog. What's the word?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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