Friday, July 11, 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.

1) What multiple-album set won the 1972 Grammy for Best Album?
2) What cocktail is made with gin, cherry brandy, pineapple and lime juices, Cointreau, Dom Benedictine, grenadine and bitters?
3) What order of Catholic priests was founded in France in the 13th century and is also known as the Order of Preachers?
4) On Alltel commercials, what's the name of the Alltel salesman we're not supposed to think is a loser like those of the competing companies?
5) What 1985 film was co-written by Terry Gilliam and Tom Stoppard?
6) What pastel-colored, sugar-coated treats are traditionally eaten at weddings as a "bittersweet" symbol of romantic love?
7) Who directed Pretty Woman, The Flamingo Kid and The Princess Diaries?
8) What 2007 movie starred Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan?
9) What ABC drama, which aired 1988-1991, was set at the 510th Evacuation Hospital?
10) What Chilean president was murdered in the 1973 coup?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, Monday:

1) What PBS Kids show is produced by Mississippi Public Television, debuted in 2001 and has won 7 consecutive daytime Emmys?
2) What brand of beer has been brewed by the Oland family in St. John, New Brunswick since 1867?
3) What British actor was Brutus in Julius Caesar (1953), Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Humbert Humbert in Lolita (1962)?
4) Founded in 2000, this is the only NHL franchise which has yet to make the playoffs.
5) What type of single-person, single-mast dinghy has been used as a training sailboat for young people and a racing sailboat for under-15s since 1947?
6) What's the colloquial name for the group of muscles and tendons which stabilize the shoulder?  Baseball pitchers often have trouble with it.
7) Located in Los Angeles, this is the largest indoor theater in the US with over 6,300 seats.
8) Name the highest decoration awarded by the French government.  There are five grades and the award was created by Napoleon in 1802.
9) What's the largest variety of deer found in North America and Asia?  It's also known as a wapiti.
10) What word did the Romans use for "Ireland"?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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