Sunday, June 29, 2008

Can you figure out last 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 later this week.

Drinker's Tavern:

1) What national chain of restaurants, founded in Los Angeles in 1986, claims to serve "The Original Hamburger"?
2) What 1975 album by Bob Dylan and The Band contained recordings made by them between 1967-1975?
3) What rock band, founded in Stockton, CA in 1989, recorded the albums Wowie Zowie and Slanted & Enchanted?
4) According to Abraham Lincoln, what "shall not perish from the Earth"?
5) What track from The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, featuring harpsichord and French horn, was named the 13th best track ever by Mojo and 25th best ever by Rolling Stone?
6) What was the must-have item for kids in 1954, owing to the popularity of the Disney TV show Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter?
7) What was the name of the NASA mission that first sent men to the moon in 1969?
8) In 1992, Elizabeth Taylor did a memorable guest voice on The Simpsons; what character did she play?
9) What violent left-wing American group accidentally blew up three of their own members in a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970?
10) What unfortunate item was invented and first installed in Oklahoma City by Carl C. Magee in 1935?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar (Wednesday):

1) Who won the 2003 World Series MVP award for the Florida Marlins?
2) Who was the protagonist of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel Notre Dame de Paris?
3) What jazz musician is most credited for making the flute a jazz instrument? His 1969 album Memphis Underground is highly regarded.
4) What American labor leader founded both the United Mineworkers and the CIO?
5) Which one of the Cosby Kids of Fat Albert fame had the catchphrase "No class!"?
6) President Harry S Truman had a wooden sign on his desk starting in 1945. One side read "I'm from Missouri!", what did the other side read?
7) What was Moses Malone's 1983 playoff battle cry for the Philadelphia 76ers?
8) Which European country is sometimes referred to as "the hexagon" by its residents in their own language?
9) What was John Wayne's birth name?
10) Who was the Dallas Cowboys' starting punter and/or quarterback on and off 1979-1987?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

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