Questions by Matt Bruce, Robert Flaxman, Olivia Hatton, Eric Mayefsky & Tim Marrero
1. WARNING: CONJUNCTION TOSSUP. The song peaked at #5 in 1989; the video game was released by Taito in 1983. The video game features Agent 17, code name Otto, searching for documents throughout a 30-story building. In the song, hardware, children's wear, and ladies' lingerie are all on the second floor. For 10 points, conjoin this Aerosmith song and classic spy-versus-spy arcade game.
Answer: Love in an Elevator Action 2. They had a cumulative record of 30-17-16 ["30, 17, and 16"] over three years. After the 2002 season they lost Liping Weng and Sun Wen but retooled by drafting Callie Withers, Leslie Gaston, and Abby Crumpton. In 2003 they got 11 goals from Charmaine Hooper and a league-leading 0.95 goals against average from Brianna Scurry. For 10 points, name the only WUSA franchise to reach the playoffs all three seasons.
Answer: AtlantaBeat (accept either)
3. After one of these took place at UCLA in February 2003, students duplicated the theme at Berkeley, Richmond, and Michigan. In September, administrators at SMU shut one down, claiming that an "unsafe situation" had arisen when people took offense at the sliding price structure. For 10 points, name this publicity stunt in which conservative students use cookie prices to protest racial preferences.
4. Patrick Wayne hosted the 1990 revival, which included a special "divorced couples" theme week. Jim Caldwell hosted for one season, including a May 1986 tribute to former contestant Thom McKee. Each competition round had nine categories of trivia and the goal of the bonus round was to avoid the dragon. For 10 points, name this game show whose previous hosts included Jack Barry and Wink Martindale.
Answer: Tic Tac Dough
5. This film’s original screenplay was rejected by seven studios before the writer, Peter Stone, turned it into a novel, which subsequently received interest from all the studios. Appearing as an extra feature on the DVD of its remake, this film about the search for a missing quarter-million dollars in Paris features one of James Coburn’s earliest screen roles, as well as one of Cary Grant’s last. FTP what is this 1963 film starring Grant and Audrey Hepburn, whose 2002 remake was entitled The Truth About Charlie?
6. “Now while you grittin' your teeth, frustration baby you gotta breath, take a lot more than you to get rid of me. You see I do what they can't do, I just do me. Ain't no stress when it comes to stage, get what you see. Meet me in the lab pen and pad don't believe. Huh, 16 mine create my own line, love for my wordplay that's hard to find. Sophomore, I ain't scared, one of a kind. All I do is contemplate ways to make your fans mine. Eyes bloodshot stressin’ chills up your spine. Huh, sick to your stomach wishin’ I wrote your line” FTP, what is this song, a 2001 hit for Eve and Gwen Stefani?
7. Along with fellow actors Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich, he attended Illinois State University. In 1995 he became a member of Malkovich’s Steppenwolf Theater ensemble. He has been married to actress Teddi Siddall since 1992 and she has appeared with him in several of his projects, including an episode of Midnight Caller, the TV movie Lies He Told, and the 1998 stage production of Flyovers. He had a small role in 2002’s One Hour Photo as the store manager to Robin William’s creepy, obsessive photo developer. FTP, who is this actor, Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and Bill Lumbergh in Office Space?
Answer: Gary Cole
8. This man was the third overall pick in the NBA draft after he graduated from college, but Kevin Garnett’s arrival and emergence during the 1995-96 season made this man expendable to the Timberwolves. Traded to the Hawks that season, he spent 2 ½ seasons there and has gone on to have stints with the Pistons and Mavericks before joining his current team, the Wizards, during the 2000-01 campaign. FTP, name this former Duke Blue Devil, who is perhaps most famous for hitting a buzzer-beating, turnaround jumper to beat Kentucky 103-100 in the NCAA tournament in 1992.
Answer: Christian Laettner
9. The one in Quebec only books from January through April, but it enters its fourth season in 2004. The one in Sweden is on a similar schedule, and has hosted internationally famous guests including, as its website boasts, Van Halen and Naomi Campbell. The one in Greenland is made from 1,050 cubic meters of snow and 682,000 liters of water. On November 21st, Alaska’s fire marshal ordered construction to halt on one at the Chena Hot Springs Resort near Fairbanks, citing unspecified safety concerns. FTP the most recent James Bond film, Die Another Day, took place in part at one of what structures, though the film’s version was built mostly of plastic?
Answer: ice hotel
10. He first appears when he is roused from sleep and urged to go to the Swiss headquarters of CERN at once. Asked to come because of an ambigram burned onto the corpse of a murdered physicist, he ends up rushing around Vatican City that same night following the Path of Illumination in an attempt to save the Vatican from an antimatter device. More famously, a year later, he is called in to investigate the death of the Louvre’s curator, which leads to a trip around France and England to find the hiding place of the Holy Grail. FTP name this claustrophobic Harvard symbologist, the hero of Dan Brown’s novels Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code.
Answer: Robert Langdon
11. Traffic. Metal. Gunslingers. High Voltage. Machu Picchu. Shipyards. Bullets. Overseas Highways. FBI’s Crime Lab. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. U-Boats. Panzers. Landmines. The Eiffel Tower. The Chunnel. Smart Bombs. Space Shuttle Columbia. FTP, all of these things, along with the Luftwaffe and the Hoover Dam, have been featured on what program, the History Channel’s answer to the question “how did they do that?”
Answer: Modern Marvels
12. This band has covered The Who's "Squeezebox" as well as Loggins and Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance." Its power ballads include "I Won't Forget You" and "Life Goes On," not to mention the attempted depth of "Something To Believe In" and "Mama's Fallen Angel." Its fame rests mainly with innuendo songs like "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Unskinny Bop." For 10 points, name this glam-rock band also known for "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."
13. The Onion once claimed that this actor would star in Nobody Does It Like Sarah Lee, performing cunnilingus on a raspberry tort. He wrote, directed, and starred in the 2002 comedy P.S., Your Cat is Dead. Previously he played artist Michael Kellam, robot designer Newton Crosby, and Sergeant Cary Mahoney in Three Men and a Baby, Short Circuit, and the Police Academy movies, respectively. For 10 points, name this actor who owes his stardom to the Stonecutters.
Answer: Steve(n) Guttenberg
14. In 1934, Ace Bailey suffered a career-ending injury that prompted the staging of one later that year for his benefit. Its score was 7-3. Fourteen years later, the first official one was held before the start of the regular season; it was not until 1967 that it was moved to the midseason. It is typically known to be an offensive showcase, with the final scores from the last three years being 14-12, 8-5, and 6-5. This is, FTP, what event that has at various times pitted first-teamers against second-teamers, North America against the World, Campbell against Wales, and, in its current format, East against West?
Answer: NHL All-Star Game
15. The first long kiss on a second date. Eating burnt suppers the whole first year, and asking for seconds to keep your new wife from crying. The way she adored the string of pearls given to her when their youngest boy, Earl, got married to his high school sweetheart. The sight of his wife holding their baby girl. A new t-shirt saying “I’m a grandpa.” Holding his wife’s hand as the good Lord took her away from him. FTP, what are all of these things, according to a Kenny Chesney song?
Answer: The Good Stuff
16. She was working in a coffee house when she got her first role as Kelsey in "Little Witches". She made friends with co-star Rachael Leigh Cook when they appeared as sisters in a 1997 made-for-TV movie "The Defenders: Payback". As a result of this friendship, she took a small role in "She's All That", as Misty. She's made her way around the teen movie circuit, appearing in "The Faculty" and "Can't Hardly Wait." FTP, name this actress, who is currently starring as Sophie in HBO's mini-series Carnivale.
Answer: Clea DuVall
17. She is three fourths of the way to a career Grand Slam, lacking only a win in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Her most recent LPGA win was in the 1990 Skins Game, which was followed closely by a trip to a Miami Heat game where she was mugged. The first ladies’ pro to move into the realm of golf course design, her career appeared to be on the final glide path towards retirement – until Golf Magazine decided to ask her about the state of women’s professional golf. FTP, identify this Aussie who told the magazine that Asians are killing the LPGA during an October, 2003 interview.
Answer: Jan Stephenson
18. In this movie, two parents divorce; the mom starts dating a Civil War buff and the dad marries his own traffic girl. Two teens are in love and sexually active; one dies on the soccer field before the other discovers that she's pregnant. Add a pot-smoking grandmother, the older sister whose engagement is on the rocks, and Trent Ford as a rebellious love interest. Based on two books by Sarah Dessen, this is, for 10 points, what 2003 Mandy Moore film?
Answer: How To Deal
[From both Someone Like You and That Summer]
19. Bottled by a company in Westfield, New York, it comes in Banana Red, Key Lime Pie, Peaches & Cream, Strawberry Cream, Kiwi Lemon, Orange Jubilee, and Lemon Ice, though only the original "Red Grape Wine" has the full 18% alcohol content. Comparable to in quality and price to both Thunderbird and Night Train, this is, for 10 points, what "fortified wine" that used to share its name with a rabid canine?
Answer: MD 20/20 (accept Mad Dog)
20. It has been used as an anti-corrosive shield on the Goodyear Blimp. Ornithologists use this product, invented in Minnesota, to cover cracks in the soft shells of fertilized pigeon eggs, allowing the eggs to hatch. It’s one of many words that was originally a trademark, but has now become an ordinary word found in dictionaries. The original product, with adhesive only on the sides, did not work properly. FTP, what product am I talking about, which gained its name in reference to the original product, harkening to the putative frugality of a particular ethnic group.
Answer: Scotch Tape
21. He played himself in two episodes of "Suddenly Susan" that aired in May 1999. Among his film roles are Sean Armstrong in Mr. Nanny, Blake in Santa With Muscles, Shep Ramsey in Suburban Commando, and "Thunderlips" in Rocky III. Known for his "leg drop" and "big boot to the face" maneuvers, he won his first title in 1984 by defeating the Iron Sheik. For 10 points, name this wrestling superstar.
22. One feature of this game is eight special items, specific to the character that you choose. The heart provides a barrier around your player, protecting you from attacks and turns those attacks into power-ups for an advantage. The egg is a heat-seeking missile that targets the nearest player and explodes, releasing other harmful attacks in its wake. The chain chomp is a personal escort, pulling characters along and chomping up everything in its path. The fireballs fan out across the track and leave characters with a smoking behind when they hit. The newest feature of the game, however, is not the special items, but the cooperative driving efforts of two characters. FTP, what is this game, which pairs the likes of Daisy, Boswer, Donkey Kong, and Baby Luigi in a race to the finish line?
Answer: Mario Kart Double Dash
23. One definition of this word comes in three different species, the most famous of which, Poa pratensis, includes Chateau, Denim, Voyager, and Monte Carlo as varieties. The other actually took its name from the first definition, and began its development with the 1939 Grand Ole Opry appearance of the Monroe Brothers. FTP what is this word, which may describe the carpet at a golf course, the musical style made perhaps most famous by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, or the state of Kentucky?
24. In the Age of Legends, she was originally Mierin [MEE-eh-rin] Eronaile, a researcher at the Collam Daan, but her most ambitious project ended in total catastrophe. Her new name means “last chance” in the Old Tongue, fitting since she’s already “died” once, but her previous disguises include Silvie, Keille [KAY-lee], and Lady Selene. FTP, name this woman who loved the Dragon to obsession and, in the world of the Wheel of Time, is the most powerful and beautiful of the female Forsaken.
Answer: Lanfear (prompt on “Cyndane” before ‘last chance’)