Thursday, March 20, 2008

This week's sample 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. I'm going to write four different Secret Theme rounds so that you can play more than one quiz per week, but I'm only going to post two here most weeks to cut down on that end of the work.

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

1) What classic rock band released the album Leftoverture in 1976? It went platinum four times over.
2) What did the US buy for $23,213,568 in 1803?
3) What ship exploded and sank in Havana's harbor in 1898?
4) Chicago's Magnificent Mile is on what thoroughfare?
5) The San Francisco 49ers retired the number 16; whose was it?
6) What musical features the songs "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "Pore Jud Is Daid"?
7) Who played Tom Cruise's daughter in the 2006 remake of War of the Worlds?
8) What 1988 movie starred Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe as FBI agents?
9) Who wrote the book-length essay "A Room of One's Own", published in 1929?
10) Upon what body of water will you find Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) What 1989 movie took place at Truvy's Beauty Parlor?
2) What 1948 movie featured Humphrey Bogart as a character identified only as Dobbs?
3) What team did the Winnipeg Jets become in 1996?
4) What element has atomic number 47 and the symbol Ag?
5) In the 1984 movie Red Dawn, what is the name of the resistance group formed by Colorado teenagers?
6) What do the letters CBGB stand for (as in the legendary Manhattan music venue)?
7) What 1975 movie featured George Burns and Walter Matthau as reuniting vaudevillians?
8) What 1994 movie tells the story of characters Mickey & Mallory Knox?
9) About what music act is the 2006 documentary Shut Up and Sing?
10) What's the three-word motto of the French Republic?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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