Thursday, July 3, 2008

Three Secret Theme rounds for your holiday weekend

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.  I went hog wild and am posting three rounds from this week; enjoy.

Lyon's Den:

1) What Cartoon Network show, which debuted in 1997 and ran for 5 seasons, sometimes featured Donny Osmond voicing himself?
2) What 1999 movie starred Adrien Brody playing a kidnapper going by the assumed name "Harry Houdini"?
3) What 1972 film starring Sir Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine was based upon a Tony-winning mystery-oriented play?
4) Who is Snoopy's older brother in Needles, California?
5) What classic 1981 comedy featured a "stand up philosopher" named Comicus?
6) What kind of anthropomorphic animal was Disney villain J. Worthington Foulfellow?
7) What is the opening song of the musical Oliver!?
8) By what name was American outlaw Harry Alonzo Longabaugh better known?
9) What 1970 Mick Jagger single was the theme from his movie Performance?
10) What's the French word for "again"?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, Monday:

1) What entertainer was born in Portugal in 1909 as Maria da Cunha?
2) What's the only US state with a capital city in the list of ten most populous cities in the country?
3) What NY Knicks point guard has been named three times to The Sporting News' Good Guys in Sports list?
4) What girls' name was not listed even once in US Census records in 1985, but became the second most popular name for girls in the country by 2002?
5) What British naval officer led the Antarctic expeditions Discovery and Terra Nova in the early 20th century?
6) What Norman Lear NBC sit-com, set in the Watts section of L.A., ran for 6 seasons beginning in 1972, and was a Top Ten prime time show for the first five of those seasons?
7) Founded in 1764, this Ivy League university was a Baptist answer to the Episcopal and Congregationalist schools on the East Coast at the time.  Name it.
8) What's the capital of Kansas?
9) What cooking ingredient is the ripe egg masses of fish, sea urchins or shrimp?
10) Who is the only man to have been head coach of the NFL's Saints, Broncos, Bills, Falcons and Cowboys?

... and what theme links the ten answers?

Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, Wednesday:

1) What MLB team has played at Kauffman Stadium since 1973?
2) In what constellation are the stars of the Big Dipper?
3) What national park contains Wheeler Peak, Nevada's highest point, and 5,000 year old bristlecone pines?
4) What artist's last words were reportedly "Le vieux con!" ("Old fool!"), in 1901?
5) Senator John McCain's birthplace raised some questions about his constitutional eligibility to run for president.  Where was he born in 1936?
6) For what 1968 song did June Carter and Johnny Cash win a Grammy?
7) What's the fourth line of "Star Spangled Banner"?
8) What American naval officer, a hero of the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, is generally considered to have been the first post-Revolution war hero?
9) From what royal house are the monarchs of Spain and Luxembourg?
10) What cathedral, 50 miles from Paris, is considered France's finest example of Gothic architecture?

... and what theme links the ten answers?
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