Friday, March 28, 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.

Dirty Frank's:

1) From what country is pro golfer Vijay Singh?
2) What obscure nation has the capital Palikir?
3) What basketball shoe was first made in Massachusetts in 1917?
4) What restaurant chain was founded in 1988 in Tampa, FL and now has more than 900 locations in over 20 countries?
5) What rock band did former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron join in 1998?
6) Who was born in December 1969 with the name Joan Marie Laurer?
7) What internet businessman was the Time Person of the Year 1999?
8) Who released the influential hip hop single "Planet Rock" in 1982?
9) Cuenca, Ecuador is the world center for making what item that you can wear?
10) Who is the Sex Pistols' drummer?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Drinker's Tavern:

1) What 1987 Vietnam War movie stars Dylan McDermott and Don Cheadle?
2) What 20th century First Lady was born Claudia Alta Taylor?
3) What CBS sit-com ran 1998-2007, focusing on the Heffernan family?
4) Who was a member of New Edition until releasing his hit solo album King of Stage in 1987?
5) What vocal group, inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, had a Top Ten hit with "Only You" in 1955?
6) What Estonian-born famed architect lived in Philadelphia for much of his life? The park at 11th & Pine Sts. is named after him.
7) What former Reagan and (elder) Bush speechwriter is now a Wall Street Journal columnist?
8) What college bowl game has been played annually in Dallas since 1937?
9) Who is the actor on The Simpsons who voices Apu, Moe and Chief Wiggum?
10) In NASCAR, who drives the #88 Mountain Dew car?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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