Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Solutions to last week's sample Secret Theme rounds

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar:

The theme was rock band names.

1) What Gary Numan song went Top 10 in the US in 1980? "Cars" / The Cars

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? beetles / The Beatles

3) What 1972 cowboy movie starred Jeff Bridges as Jake Rumsey? Bad Company /
Bad Company, who are named after the movie
4) What's the Hebrew word for father? abba / Abba

5) What art and architecture movement was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in
1919? Bauhaus / Bauhaus
6) What major US city has a name which translates as "wild onion" or even "bad smell" in a local native language? Chicago / Chicago (Transit Authority)

7) Which NFL franchise, still with us, has its name drawn from the logo of the Depression-era National Recovery Act? Philadelphia Eagles / The Eagles

8) Which James Bond movie featured Honor Blackman as the primary Bond girl? Goldfinger / Goldfinger

9) What Auguste Rodin sculpture had the original title Francesca da Rimini? The Kiss / KISS
10) What was the second novel in William S. Burroughs' Nova Trilogy? The Soft Machine / The Soft Machine, who are named after the novel

Dirty Frank's:

The theme was musical notation terminology.

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? Tortilla Flat / flat
2) What countercultural catalog of alternative energy and agriculture implements was published 1968-1998? Whole Earth Catalog / whole notes

3) Andre the Giant, King Kong, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China have all been termed what? The "Eighth Wonder of the World" / eighth notes

4) Coca-Cola produced its first diet product in 1963; name it. Tab / TAB
5) What was the last album by The Clash, released in 1985? Cut the Crap / cut time
6) By what name is Grammy-nominated rapper Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. better known? Common (Sense) / common time

7) What 1998 film featured Dave Chappelle as Thurgood Jenkins? Half Baked / half notes

8) What part of the upper deck of a ship is reserved for officers, guests and passengers? quarterdeck / quarter notes

9) What 1983 ZZ Top song features the lyric Silk suit, black tie / I don't need a reason why? "Sharp Dressed Man" / sharp
10) What's the Hebrew phrase for "one to whom the commandments apply"? No matter who you are, you've heard the phrase before. Bar Mitzvah / bars

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