This has NOTHING to do with Britney Spears! Are YOU in the Boston Area and like POP-CULTURE? (Edit: 2 teams left!!!)


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Oct 7, 2001

(Mods, this is non-profit and I am only doing this because I would love to see fellow AT players at our competition, so do not lock!)

This Sunday we are going to be hosting a quiz bowl TRASH tournament on our campus (Brandeis) in Waltham, MA. For those of you who do not know, quiz bowl is an academic competition similar to Jeopardy.

It comes in many varieties including ACF (Which is strictly academic) NAQT (which is academic and some pop-culture) and TRASH (TRASH is pop-culture and sports.)

A tournament usually consists of 8-11 rounds of questions and perhaps a final match between the two team. A round is 20 tossups long. If you get a tossup right, your team (composed of 1-4 players) gets a bonus question consisting of several parts. A round usually takes 25 minutes.

This tournament will NOT be for profit. We are doing it simply for the love of the game. This will be a mirror of a tournament being done in UT-Chattanooga by a fine man named Charlie Stienhice.

Normally a tournament like this costs 75 dollars a team, but we are only going to charge what it costs us to make copies of the questions, so that could be anywhere from 5-15 dollars per 4 people. This means you will pay 1.25-3.75 for an afternoon's activities. Prizes (usually cheap kitsch and books will be given out.)

If you are at all interested please PM me. I will explain it to you and make it clear that this is VERY casual and VERY fun. If you like pop-culture and "interesting" people you will like this.

Also, please tell any friends you have who may be interested by this. We want as many newcomers as possible, because it makes it more fun when there are fewer collegiate teams involved. So please PM me, I will post some sample questions to whet your apetite.

Thanks to James Quintong for providing the sample.

1. Actors in this film include Andy Dick as an ostrich poacher, Kristi Swanson as a cheerleader, Hal Sparks as Zoltan, and Jennifer Garner and Marla Sokoloff as twins. Two sets of aliens, a legion of nerds and a bunch of jocks chase after two potheads who discover they have the continuum transfunctioner after a wild night of partying. For 10 points, name this 2000 film in which Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott spend most of the film trying to find their vehicle.
ANS: Dude, Where?s My Car?

2. He began his career with 1979 at EMI Music Publishing, but soon joined Iain Burton in forming Fanfare Records. An A-and-R consultant at BMG since 1989, he "discovered" such boy bands as Five and Westlife and produced British number one singles for the Teletubbies and Power Rangers. In 2001, he decided to take his ability to find new talent to the small-screen, serving as co-creator and acerbic judge of Britain?s
Pop Idol. For 10 points, name this tart-tongued Brit, who does the same on Fox?s American Idol.
ANS: Simon Cowell (accept either)

3. At Atlanta's Hot 97.5, he was an intern and then produced his own night show. He used the production room for making commercials as his personal studio, while using his connections to make cameos on such songs like "Fat Rabbit" by Timbaland. Starting the label Disturbing tha Peace, his debut album Incognegro made him a hot commodity. For 10 points, name this hip-hop artist born Christopher Bridges, whose major label debut, Back for the First Time, was followed up by Word of Mouf.
ANS: Ludacris

4. In 1959, Walt Disney turned to this company to make trading cards for Mickey Mouse and others. Founded in 1889 as a manufacturer of handmade playing cards named Marufuku Company by Fusajiro Yamauchi, its animation background allowed it to seamlessly segue into its current best-known business. For 10 points, name this company that hit it big when Shigeru Miyamoto designed Donkey Kong, the first game to feature Mario.
ANS: Nintendo

5. His brother Michael was the Mariners? top draft pick in the 2001 draft, while he was drafted twice ? once by the Brewers in 1991 out of high school, and in 1994 by his current team after a stellar career at Georgia Tech. He finished second in AL MVP voting in 1998, and led the league in batting average in 1999 and 2000. In 1997, he led the league with 209 hits and 11 triples en route to the AL Rookie of the Year crown and the hearts of the Fenway faithful. For 10 points, name this popular shortstop for the Boston Red Sox.
ANS: Nomar Garciaparra

6. After building a following in the London club scene, they signed to Mute Records, releasing their debut album Speak and Spell in 1981. ?Just Can?t Get Enough? became a top 10 hit in the UK, but it wasn?t until their 1984 single ?People are People? that the group found success in the U.S. Their 1997 release Ultra yielded the hits ?It?s No Good? and ?Barrel of a Gun,? but it failed to live up to the popularity of their 1990 release Violator. For 10 points, name this synth-heavy British band, who had hits in the early ?90s with ?Policy of Truth,? ?Enjoy the Silence? and ?Personal Jesus.?
ANS: Depeche Mode

7. Born in the Tendara Colony, her only known surviving relative is her aunt Irene. She, along with her parents Magnus and Erin, were sent out to the Omega Quadrant where they were attacked by and assimilated by the Borg. For 10 points, name this human born Annika Hansen who eventually becomes disconnected from the collective and helps Voyager return home, played by Jeri Ryan.
ANS: Seven of Nine
8. It was introduced in 1969 with one flavor, though it currently has six. Promotional gimmicks included a 25th anniversary celebration in Times Square featuring boxes of it made into a cake; a Double Whack, two-flavor package; and the placing of it on "trees" at registers in the 1970s. With Halloween coming up, you might want to buy some orange packs to give out. For 10 points, name this product which encourages us to "breathe friendly."
ANS: Tic-Tacs

9. In high school, she was once scored 100 points in a single half. The first player in Pac-10 history to receive all-conference honors four times, she still owns the Southern Cal and Pac-10 records for career scoring and rebounds. The WNBA leader in rebounds in 1997 and 1998, she became the first player to be named MVP of the regular season, all-star game and the WNBA championship, doing so in 2001. For 10 points, name this L.A. Sparks center, who became the first player to dunk in a WNBA game in 2002.
ANS: Lisa Leslie

10. R.S. Owens in Chicago manufactures 50-60 of them annually, and it takes 12 people about 20 hours to produce one of them. In the 1930s, Weekly Variety tried to call this ?Iron man,? but it was Sidney Skolsky who first used the more popular nickname in reference to Katherine Hepburn?s win in 1934. For 10 points, name this trophy that supposedly bore a resemblance to Margaret Herrick?s uncle, forever attached to the 24-karat gold statuettes presented for achievement in American cinematic arts and sciences.
ANS: Oscar or Academy Awards

11. Students at this school have been known to end a streaking journey by kissing the rear end of a statute of Homer, and indulging in the Fourth-year Fifth, where seniors honor their last conference home football game by drinking heavily. Other contributions include a pep band that bills itself as a Marching Chowder Revue, a basketball arena nicknamed The Pregnant Clam, and the original Oracle of Bacon Web site to analyze connections to Kevin Bacon. For 10 points, name this place where Edgar Allen Poe, Katie Couric, Melissa Stark, Tina Fey, Ralph Sampson, and the NFL?s Barber brothers all qualify as Wahoos.
ANS: The University of Virginia or UVA

12. The first movie produced by the new film division of National Geographic, it includes unedited doctoring by Tom Stoppard on a script by Christopher Kyle and is directed by Kathryn Bigelow. It involves a conflict in the face of crisis between a man demoted to executive officer and the man who replaces him as captain because he married the niece of a Politburo member. For 10 points, name this movie about a Russian submarine, starring Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford.
ANS: K-19: The Widowmaker

13. He got his start as a drummer, and received training at the New York School of Music and the Juilliard. He was prolific -- he released his 100th album in 1991. And popular -- he made guest appearances on The Cosby Show and The Simpsons. You may best know because Santana has covered his "Para Los Rumberos" and "Oye Como Va." For ten points, name the recently deceased Mambo King.
ANS: Tito Puente

14. The first one took place in 1993, with California defeating Iowa 37-3, as Builders Square sponsored the event. Purdue made two consecutive appearances in this game, defeating Oklahoma State in 1997 and upsetting Kansas State in 1998. Sylvania assumed sponsorship in 1999, and a building attendance record fell that year when Penn State shut out Texas A&M. For 10 points, name this bowl game, where the 2001 version saw Iowa defeat Texas Tech for the second time in the history of this San Antonio event.
ANS: Alamo Bowl

15. He used to be bossed around by the faceless Mr. Bell and had long-term relationships with a brunette named Lisa and a blonde named Nicky. He likes to hang out the Warsaw, which serves Buzz Beer, a concoction he helped create with friends Lewis and Oswald. One main constant is that he?ll be tormented by Mr. Wick and Mimi. For 10 points, name this cubicle dweller at Winfred-Louder, played by the Cleveland comedian of the same name.
ANS: Drew Carey
16. Despite peaking at number two on the UK charts, rumors claim that it sold more copies than Rod Stewart's "I Don't Want to Talk About It." First released in 1977, the year it was banned from TV and radio in the UK, it was re-released in July 2002 to coincide with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II. For 10 points, name this anti-royal song from the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.
ANS: God Save the Queen

17. Christopher Cheboiboch fell behind at Cleveland Circle and ended up second to Rodgers Rop. Lee Bong-ju of South Korea finished fifth in 2002, the 106th edition; the previous year, his win had ended a ten year streak of victories by Kenyans in, for ten points, what New England race on a course about 26 miles long?
ANS: Boston Marathon

18. The actors' last names are Thompson and Mitchell, although the characters have the last names Kimble and Rushmore. The show features a theme song written and performed by Coolio, "Aw, Here It Goes," and concerns a "schemin' and dreamin'" duo. For 10 points, name this show whose stars met on All That, another series on Nickelodeon.
ANS: Kenan and Kel

19. He?s not Nicolas Cage, but he was chosen to play the next Superman, although he declined the role. His film debut was in the British film Shopping in 1994; in 1997, he played a genetically superior paraplegic in Gattaca and a slain homosexual in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before a critically acclaimed performance in The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999. Last year, he stole scenes as Gigolo Joe in A.I. For 10 points, name this British actor, who chased Tom Hanks around in Road to Perdition this summer.
ANS: Jude Law

20. This native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, received her BS in Education from NYU in 1961. From there, she embarked on a long career of writing that includes such novels as Wifey, Smart Women and Summer Sisters. However, she?s best known for works aimed at teens and young adults. For 10 points, name this author of such works as Tiger Eyes, Iggie?s House, Freckle Juice, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge.
ANS: Judy Blume
TRASH Junior Bird 2002
Round 1 Bonuses

1. Identify these quarterbacks taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, for 10 points each.
a. After a stellar career at Tennessee, the Colts have relied on him as their starter since taking him with the first pick of the 1998 draft.
ANS: Peyton Manning
b. This Washington State product was picked first overall in 1993 and led the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI but was injured during New England?s title run last year. He?s now playing for Buffalo.
ANS: Drew Bledsoe
c. The Colts took him first in the 1990 draft, but this Illinois product has had a rocky career with Indianapolis, Atlanta, Oakland, Minnesota and Washington.
ANS: Jeff George

2. For 10 points each, given a common guise, identify the comic book superhero.
a. Bruce Wayne
ANS: Batman
b. Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and Wally West have all portrayed this ?fastest man alive.?
ANS: The Flash
c. Billy Batson, who with the exclamation of ?Shazam!? becomes this superhero.
ANS: Captain Marvel

3. Given members of a grunge rock band, name the band for 10 points each. If you need some of their songs, you?ll only receive five points.
a. (10) Jason Finn, Chris Ballew, Dave Dederer
(5) ?Lump,? ?Cleveland Rocks?
ANS: Presidents of the United States of America
b. (10) Sean Kinney, Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell
(5) ?Would?,? ?Rooster?
ANS: Alice in Chains
c. (10) Daniel Johns, Ben Gillies, Chris Joannou
(5) ?Israel?s Son,? ?Tomorrow,? ?Cicada?
ANS: Silverchair

4. Given her role in the movie, identify the following films starring Kirsten Dunst for 10 points each, or for five if you need other actors who starred in the movie.
a. (10) Young Amy March
(5) Claire Danes, Winona Ryder
ANS: Little Women
b. (10) Torrance Shipman
(5) Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku
ANS: Bring It On
c. (10) Betsy Jobs
(5) Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya
ANS: Dick

5. Given a list of children, identify the TV show on which they all appear for 10 points each.
a. Jordan, Vanessa, Bryana
ANS: The Bernie Mac Show
b. Matt, Mary, Lucy, Ruthie
ANS: 7th Heaven
c. Ally, Michael, Jeffrey
ANS: Everybody Loves Raymond
6. Yup, those special state quarters are pretty tacky. Identify the state based on a description of its quarter for 10 points each.
a. This state calls itself the Birthplace of Aviation and has a biplane and an astronaut, supposedly representing the Wright Brothers and Neil Armstrong, over a map of the state.
ANS: Ohio
b. This state decided to honor one of its odder landmarks by featuring the Old Man in the Mountain.
ANS: New Hampshire
c. Specially designed versions of this state?s quarter featuring Elvis replacing George Washington can be bought by mail order. The real design features a guitar, fiddle and trumpet on the back.
ANS: Tennessee

7. Dragon Tales is a show on PBS featuring, surprisingly enough, dragons of different colors. Either I can give you a dragon's color and you give me the name for 10 points or you can give the color from the name for five. Choose now.
a. Cassie Pink (accept red)
b. Ord Blue
c. Quetzal Gold (accept yellow)

8. While not as funny as Airplane!, it?s still a funny parody movie directed by Jim Abrahams that involves airplanes. For 10 points each:
a. Name this movie, whose characters include Pete "Dead Meat" Thompson, Jim "Wash Out" Pfaffenbach, and Topper Harley.
ANS: Hot Shots!
b. Charlie Sheen's love interest, Ramada, was played by this sexy Italian-born actress.
ANS: Valeria Golina
c. The sequel to Hot Shots was, of course, Hot Shots! Part Deux. One of the running gags in the movies was giving every female character this middle name.
ANS: Rodham

9. Given part of a song, complete the quotation for 15 points each.
a. ?Who?s the black private dick that?s a sex machine to all the chicks?? [1 word required]
ANS: Shaft! [Moderators should add: ?Ya damn right!? on correct answer.]
b. ?? Tryin? to make a livin? and doin? the best I can. And when it?s time for leavin?, I hope you?ll understand that I was born a?? [2 words]
ANS: Ramblin? man

10. Name these things related to the US soccer team's performance in World Cup 2002 for 10 points each.
a. The undisputed star of the U.S. team was this netminder, who stopped two penalty kicks in the round robin and played amazing defense against Germany, allowing just one goal.
ANS: Brad Friedel
b. Name either of the nations which the U.S. defeated during the course of World Cup 2002.
ANS: Portugal or Mexico
c. The former boss of DC United and the University of Virginia, this man was the U.S. team?s head coach. ANS: Bruce Arena

11. Name the song and the artist associated with the Saturday Night Live sketch. Five points for one part, 15 for both correct.
a. Roxbury Guys
ANSWER : What Is Love, Haddaway
b. Mango
ANSWER : Missing, Everything But The Girl
12. One of the most popular online games is Sony?s EverQuest. In general, participants begin in a specific city that is the home to their character?s race. Given a race, identify the city that most classes of that race begin for 10 points each.
a. Barbarians
ANS: Halas
b. Trolls
ANS: Grobb
c. Halflings
ANS: Rivervale

13. Name these pioneering Japanese players in the major leagues for the stated number of points.
a. (5) This Seattle Mariners outfielder is the first Japanese position player in the majors and the first to win an MVP award in 2001.
ANS: Ichiro Suzuki
b. (10) Nicknamed the Tornado, this Dodgers pitcher was the first Japanese pitcher to win a Rookie of the Year award in 1995.
ANS: Hideo Nomo
c. (15) The San Francisco Giants had the first Japanese ballplayer in the majors with this pitcher who played in 1964 and 1965.
ANS: Masanori Murakami

14. For 10 points each,given a climactic scene, name the sports film in which you would find it.
a. Jimmy Chitwood sinks a basket to lead Hickory High School to the 1954 Indiana State Basketball
ANS: Hoosiers
b. Aging Indians catcher Jake Taylor bunts home the winning run to lead Cleveland past the Yankees in the
A.L. East divisional playoff game.
ANS: Major League
c. Rod Tidwell is nearly knocked unconscious after a touchdown catch up the middle for the Arizona
Cardinals as his agent rushes to his side.
Answer: Jerry Maguire

15. Rolling Stone, Time and Newsweek have a habit of naming the musical flavor of the month the next big thing. Given albums by recent reviews of these publications, identify the musical acts who history will soon note either as great stars or one-hit wonders on a 5-10-20-30 basis.
a. Come Away with Me
ANS: Norah Jones
b. Let Go
ANS: Avril Lavigne
c. Room for Squares
ANS: John Mayer
d. I Get Wet
ANS: Andrew W.K. (also accept Wilkes-Krier)

16. Sushi is becoming more and more popular, although there are better places to buy it than in a grocery store. For 10 points each, name these sushi terms.
a. Sushi is mistakenly believed to mean "raw fish," but it actually refers to vinegar-rice. What term actually denotes raw fish, served without rice?
ANS: sashimi
b. Sushi is served with this Japanese horseradish.
ANS: wasabi
c. If you wanted to order octopus sushi in Japanese, you would ask for this.
ANS: tako
17. Name these past champions of the NBA Slam Dunk competition on a 5-5-10-10 basis:
a. (5) This NBA legend won the award in 1987 and 1988, including beating Dominique Wilkins in front of the home crowd at Chicago Stadium.
ANS: Michael Jordan
b. (5) This Laker was just a bald-headed, 19-year-old just out of high school when he won the award in 1997. He?s now among the league?s best players.
ANS: Kobe Bryant
c. (10) This Boston Celtics guard caused a stir when he won the 1991 contest by dunking the ball while covering his eyes with his arm.
ANS: Dee Brown
d. (10) This member of a prominent basketball family that includes a Hall of Fame father is the only Caucasian to win the award, doing so for the Clippers in 1996.
ANS: Brent Barry

18. In this age of digital cable, certain channels have expanded into numerous "sequel" channels to fit the 500-station bandwidth. Given several spinoff channels of a popular cable network, name the network for 10 points each.
a. Plus, Signature, Family, Comedy, Zone, Latino
ANS: Home Box Office or HBO
b. TOO, Three, Beyond, Extreme
ANS: Showtime
c. Action, Mystery, Love Stories, True Stories, Westerns
ANS: Encore

19. For 10 points each, name these albums, all released in 1966, and credited with helping advance rock and roll beyond its R&B roots.
a. This Rolling Stones album included such gems as the 11-minute long "Goin' Home," "Stupid Girl," and "Under My Thumb."
ANS: Aftermath
b. This Beatles album experimented with such effects as distortion, tape loops, and backward tracking. Songs include "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Eleanor Rigby."
ANS: Revolver
c. Bob Dylan recruited the Hawks, later renamed The Band, for this album, whose songs include "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," "Just Like a Woman," and "Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35."
ANS: Blonde on Blonde

20. Name these films that all have something in common FTPE.
a. This 1974 Roman Polanski film noir starred Jack Nicholson as a Los Angeles private eye drawn into a tale of treachery, political bribery and incest.
ANS: Chinatown
b. The 1997 film adaptation of a popular ?60s television series saw Val Kilmer take the role of mercenary spy Simon Templar.
ANS: The Saint
c. Both Chinatown and The Saint were produced by Robert Evans, a legendary Paramount executive whose story is told in this 2002 documentary.
ANS: The Kid Stays in the Picture



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Oct 7, 2001
Oh, I guess you didn't see the thread I did a couple of days ago about the NAQT ICT. You guys have an awesome program over there.


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Oct 7, 2001
guys, just to keep this fresh. I thank those who have contacted me so far, and look forward to more.