1. Identify the missing parts from sitcoms. That's body parts. For ten points each.
- On Arrested Development, Buster lost this body part when a seal attacked him in the ocean.
- On Sex in the City, Steve lost this body part, although he later received a prosthetic replacement.
Answer: a testicle (accept equivalent)
- On Malcolm in the Middle, Malcom's maternal grandmother lost this when she saved Dewey from an oncoming car.
2. (AUDIO) Guess what, we're going to warn you ahead of time that this question is a hose. Given a clip of a song that sounds a lot like another, name the title and artist, for five points each. But listen to the entire clip before giving an answer.
- Clip 31
Answer: "Hippy Chick" by Soho
- Clip 32
Answer: "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard
- Clip 33
Answer: "Stupid Girl" by Garbage
3. For ten points each, name the colorful Marvel comics characters.
- Magneto's estranged daughter and the twin of Quicksilver, she fights
alongside Captain America as one of The Avengers.
Answer: the Scarlet Witch (or Wanda Maximoff)
- Ben Reilly, a clone of Peter Parker, came up with his own costume and
had exploits of his own until his death at the hands of the Green Goblin in
Peter Parker: Spiderman #75.
Answer: the Scarlet Spider
- The king of the Inhumans Royal Family, he can unleash great
destructive power through the use of his voice. He is married to Medusa and
they have a son named Ahura.
Answer: Black Bolt
4. As were are in Pittsburgh, it is appropriate that we ask a question about a low point in Pittsburgh sports history, the Steel City’s entry into the USFL. Answer these questions about Pittsburgh’s USFL team, for ten points each.
- The Pittsburgh USFL squad had this nickname during its one year of
- The most famous Mauler was this 1983 Heisman Trophy winner from Nebraska, who rushed for 792 yards and three touchdowns for the 1984 Maulers.
Answer: Mike Rozier
- The Maulers were owned by Edward DeBartolo, whose namesake son
owned this NFL franchise from 1977 to 2000.
Answer: San Francisco 49ers
5. VISUAL BONUS. On the sheet in front of you are tail shots of planes from six airlines. For ten points each, name any three of the airlines represented. Please match each airline to the letter of its picture.
Answer: a. Sabena b. Frontier c. Cathay Pacific d. Aeromexico e. Alitalia f. KLM
6. In July 2004, the cable network Trio turned over its programming to Chuck D. For ten points, name these film selected by the co-founder of Public Enemy:
- Considered the first dramatic film with a largely black cast aimed at a non-segregated audience, it featuers Ivan Dixon as a railroad worker who dates a girl whose preacher father opposes the relationship.
Answer: Nothing But a Man
- Also featuring Garret Morris as a teacher, this film set in 1964 Chicago follows two students, Preach and Cochise, the latter played by the guy who played Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington on Welcome Back, Kotter.
Answer: Cooley High
- Based on a Chester Himes novel, this film features the girlfriend of a black gangster and a trunk full of gold. The cast includes Danny Glover, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens, and Forest Whitaker.
Answer: A Rage in Harlem
7. Given a character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, name the actor or musician providing the voice for ten points each. If you need an easier clue, you’ll only receive five.
- (10) Officer Frank Tenpenny
(5) Characters played by this actor include Mace Windu and Jules Winnfield
Answer: Samuel L. Jackson
- (10) Mike Toreno
(5) The voice of Hades in Disney's Hercules, this actor received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for 1986's Salvador, as well as a Supporting Actor nomination for 1996's Ghosts of Mississippi.
Answer: James Woods
- (10) DJ Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith
(5) This man fronted the group responsible for such songs as "Sweet
Child O’ Mine" and "November Rain."
Answer: (W.) Axl Rose
8. For ten points each, answer these questions about cannabis usage:
- Made from the wet grindings of the leaves, it is often used to make an intoxicating beverage which is sometimes consumed during the Hindu spring festival Holi.
- Also known as a narghile or shisha, this Middle Eastern water pipe is more commonly used for a tobacco mix called tobamel.
- A candy blunt is a marijuana blunt dipped in this liquid.
Answer: cough syrup
9. Unsurprisingly, #1 is Limp Bizkit's Results May Vary. For ten points each, name these musical acts also on Metacritic-dot-com’s list of the worst-reviewed albums ever.
- Third-worst is this group’s 2003 effort Life on Display, which critics described as straight out of the touring company of Grunge-a-Mania.
Answer: Puddle of Mudd
- Fifth-worst was this singer’s 2003 self-titled effort, which featured the hit single "Why Can’t I?"
Answer: Liz Phair
- Eleventh-worst was 2004's Baptism, which was more disappointing than 1995's Circus.
Answer: Lenny Kravitz
10. For ten points each, name these actors of varying degrees of success who once appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210.
- Before the Academy called, she logged time as Carly Reynolds, a single mom with whom Steve had an affair.
Answer: Hilary Swank
- This actress, probably best known as the Noxzema Girl, played Antonia Marchette, the daughter of a gangster who had Dylan’s father killed.
Answer: Rebecca Gayheart
- Before his breakout role in Starship Troopers, this actor played Griffin Stone, Steve’s fraternity brother who caused a fire that badly burned Kelly.
Answer: Casper Van Dien
11. VISUAL BONUS. Note there is no 40-point option in this question.
Name the film from screenshots, 30-20-10-5-1.
Answer: Singin' in the Rain
12. NASCAR now features teams sponsored by hard liquor makers. Add Waffle
House and you’ll have Southern-fried goodness! For ten points each:
- Crown Royal is a co-sponsor for this 2004 Nextel Cup champion’s #97 Ford.
Answer: Kurt Busch
- Dave Blaney’s Number-zero-seven Ford is sponsored by this "Old Number 7 Tennessee Whiskey."
Answer: Jack Daniel’s
- Jim Beam is the main sponsor of this owner-driver’s #7 Chevrolet. This driver won both Nextel Cup road races in 2003.
Answer: Robby Gordon (more on "Gordon")
13. Answer these questions about Pittsburgh's favorite sweater-wearing children's television host, WQED's own Mr. Rogers, for ten points each.
- Fred Rogers' middle name, it was also the last name of the "speedy" delivery man on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood played by David Newell.
- Mr. Rogers voiced many of the puppets, but never actually visited this fictional land whose residents included Daniel Striped Tiger, King Friday the 13th, and Henrietta Pussycat.
Answer: The Neighborhood of Make Believe (accept the Land of Make Believe)
- In 1962, 6 years before Mr. Rogers Neighborhood debuted on PBS, he hosted the show "Misterogers" on this national network.
Answer: CBC or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
14. Time for a chain bonus. For ten points each, link up these trios of musical artists from descriptions.
- The Christian rock group whose biggest album was Jesus Freak, plus the group whose "It's My Life" was covered by No Doubt, plus the Hall of Fame band who performed "Burning Down the House."
Answer: DC Talk Talking Heads
- The '80s band who took off with "Broken Wings", plus the hair metal band whose biggest hit was the ballad "To Be With You", plus the late Latino rapper who teamed with Fat Joe for "Still Not a Player."
Answer: Mr. Mister Big Punisher
- The group responsible for the '70s version of "Venus" plus the Nashville group who recently released the album Burning in the Sun plus the country legend who sang "Okie from Muskogee."
Answer: Shocking Blue Merle Haggard
15. For ten points each, name these people from CNN’s attempt not to be irrelevant behind Fox News Channel.
- One of the network’s rising stars is this African-American lawyer and former host of CNBC’s The Edge who held his own with Wolf Blitzer and outclassed Larry King on Election Night coverage.
Answer: Carlos Watson
- While Fox News has its bevy of foxy anchors, CNN once had this medical correspondent who is a practicing neurosurgeon in between his gigs for the network featured among People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive."
Answer: Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- Rush Limbaugh may hate CNN, but he is dating this anchor of the mid-morning CNN Live Today.
Answer: Daryn Kagan
16. Oprah's Book Club lets even the dumbest among us pretend to be deep
thinking intellectuals. Given plot descriptions, name the books that got the
coveted, money-making O on their covers for ten points each. If you need the author,
you'll get five.
- (10) It's the story of Dolores Price, her violent, philandering dad and her mentally unstable mother. Her older brother may be a hippie long hair, but
she'll always have Mallomars and a free TV.
(5) Wally Lamb
Answer: She's Come Undone
- (10) Four sisters spend a tortured childhood in the Belgian Congo, where
their Baptist minister father makes life hell for his family and native
(5) Barbara Kingsolver
Answer: The Poisonwood Bible
- (10) This book about Novalee Nation who gave birth to her daughter Americus in a Wal-Mart was made into a movie starring Natalie Portman.
(5) Billie Letts
Answer: Where the Heart Is
17. 40-30-20-10-1, name the beverage.
- (40) You can drink it.
- (30) The last remaining bottle kiosk for selling it is currently being restored for display in a museum in the hometown of its creator, Dr. Augustin Thompson. It was also sold from "Horsemobiles," cars where the driver sat in a horse replica.
- (20) Its jingle was a hit during the St. Louis Exposition, while this "nerve food" hit its 1920s and '30s heyday thanks to the promotion of Frank Archer, who signed stars like Ed Wynn and George M. Cohan to tout it.
- (10) This iconic New England beverage is now owned by the Monarch Corporation of Atlanta. Ted Williams is probably the best-known spokesperson for this gentian root-flavored soda, while Calvin Coolidge toasted his rise to the Presidency with it.
- (1) The word "moxie," meaning spunk or guts, made it into the dictionary thanks to its use as the name of this drink.
18. Name the directors associated with Exorcist: The Beginning, for ten points each.
- This director, best known for The Manchurian Candidate and Seven Days In May, was slated to direct, but stepped down one month before his death in 2002.
Answer: John Frankenheimer
- This screenwriter of Raging Bull and director of Autofocus turned in a completed film, but the studio shelved it, saying it was not gory enough.
Answer: Paul Schrader
- This director, who also gave us Cutthroat Island and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, ended up shooting the "official" cut of the film.
Answer: Renny Harlin
19. At the end of the 2004-05 season, one Division One men's basketball team managed to go an entire season without a win. For ten points each:
- This independent, based in Georgia, went 0-28 during the 2004-05 season.
Answer: Savannah State University
- Savannah State's worst loss of the season was its first, losing by 62 to this Tennessee school, which lost to St. Joseph's in the semis of the 2005 NIT.
Answer: University of Memphis
- One of Savannah State's losses came to a team that qualified for the NCAA Division One tournament. Name that squad, which lost to a Tubby Smith-coached squad in Round One of March Madness.
Answer: Eastern Kentucky University
20. For ten points each, name these indie rock genres:
- Sebadoh and Pavement are associated with this movement to have more "authentic" sounding music.
- Cuddlecore is a punk variant on this genre exemplified by the Cardigans and Belle and Sebastian whose name comes from a British term meaning "overly cute."
Answer: twee pop
- Rites of Spring is sometimes considered to be the first true band of this genre which came about as punk musicians actually tried to sing.
21. For ten points each, given shows, name the sport-specific cable network on which they air.
- Mind, Body and Spirit, Rashad One-on-One, EBC from Rucker Park
Answer: NBA TV
- The Big Break, Academy Live, College Central
Answer: The Golf Channel
- Real Life, No Strings, Center Court
Answer: The Tennis Channel
22. For the stated number of points, name these people who have never been in my kitchen.
- Five for one, 15 for two, and 20 for all three, give the professional names used by the actors born Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz, and Lucille LeSueur.
Answer: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan Crawford
- For ten points, name the actor who played Cliff Claven on Cheers, who in response to the previous question in Final Jeopardy, famously answered "Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?"
Answer: John Ratzenberger