Friday, May 23, 2008

Can you work out this week's Secret Themes?

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.

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

1) What Gary Numan song went Top 10 in the US in 1980?
2) The Coleoptera group of insect species comprises 40% of known insect species and 25% of all known species on Earth; by what more common English name do we know them?
3) What 1972 cowboy movie starred Jeff Bridges as Jake Rumsey?
4) What's the Hebrew word for father?
5) What art and architecture movement was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in 1919?
6) What major US city has a name which translates as "wild onion" or even "bad smell" in a local native language?
7) Which NFL franchise, still with us, has its name drawn from the logo of the Depression-era National Recovery Act?
8) Which James Bond movie featured Honor Blackman as the primary Bond girl?
9) What Auguste Rodin sculpture had the original title Francesca da Rimini?
10) What was the second novel, following Naked Lunch, in William S. Burroughs' Nova Trilogy?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) What 1935 John Steinbeck novel is set in California just before the imposition of Prohibition and was made into a Hollywood film in 1942?
2) What countercultural catalog of alternative energy and agriculture implements was published 1968-1998?
3) Andre the Giant, King Kong, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China have all been termed what?
4) Coca-Cola produced its first diet product in 1963; name it.
5) What was the last album by The Clash, released in 1985?
6) By what name is Grammy-nominated rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. better known?
7) What 1998 film featured Dave Chappelle as Thurgood Jenkins?
8) What part of the upper deck of a ship is reserved for officers, guests and passengers?
9) What 1983 ZZ Top song features the lyric Silk suit, black tie / I don't need a reason why?
10) What's the Hebrew phrase for one to whom the commandments apply? No matter who you are, you've heard the phrase before.

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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