Friday, June 6, 2008

I want you... to try and figure out 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.

Drinker's Tavern:

1) Which conquistador defeated the Aztecs in 1521?
2) What comedienne, famous for decades on stage and on TV, was born Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon?
3) What famous rock club is in Asbury Park, NJ?
4) What, specifically, does Mr. Jinks hate?
5) Whose first film, in 1914, was Making a Living?
6) Who played Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie?
7) What 2000 film, co-written by Billy Bob Thornton, starred Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear and Hilary Swank?
8) Poet Julia Ward Howe is best remembered for rewriting the lyric to a song; name the song.
9) You might be surprised to learn that in Spain and South America, this Spanish word means omelette, and not what we're accustomed to it meaning. Name the word.
10) In MacBeth, the only line of consequence of Fleance, son of Banquo, comes in Act II, Scene I. Give me the first four words of that line.

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Dirty Frank's:

1) What NBA star, hailing from Alabama, was league MVP in 1993?
2) Who was the only Democrat elected to the presidency in the period 1860-1912?
3) What 1991 Sylvester Stallone movie was a remake of a 1967 movie?
4) What famous opera singer currently serves as the General Director of both the Los Angeles Opera and Washington National Opera?
5) What famous American was accused of "court packing" in 1937?
6) What poison was Socrates sentenced to drink?
7) What huge corporation was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin?
8) Who created the comic strip Nancy?
9) In what 1985 movie did Rob Lowe play a character named Billy Hicks?
10) What band had their only national hit, a Top Ten single, in 1966 with "Psychotic Reaction"?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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