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Trivia Time: Star Wars Edition

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Trivia Time is back. Posting on Sunday today but the deadline will be every Monday (except tomorrow) from here on in (I'll be busy tomorrow so I'll post this today.

This month...



Rebellion! You have one month to fight the Galactic Empire! The stakes have never been higher!

Answer as many questions as you can before the deadline. The team with the most TIE Fighters (questions) destroyed by games end will have a statue in their honor. Any team that makes more than 25 points will be decorated soldiers. And any team who answers fewer than 15 questions correctly will not survive the final assault! Here's our first pass on the Super Destroyer. But first, your topics...

1. Star Wars – Questions about Celebrity Beefs
2. The Phantom Menace – Questions about Dangerous Ghosts
3. Attack of the Clones – Questions about Knock-Off Brands
4. Revenge of the Sith - Questions about Scottish Gaelic semi-deities
5. A New Hope – Questions about The Hope Diamond
6. The Empire Strikes Back – Questions about the Ottoman Empire
7. The Return of the Jedi – Questions about the Disney-Era Star Wars movies
8. The Force Awakens – Questions about Physics
9. The Last Jedi – Jidaigeki movies of the last decade
10. The Rise of Skywalker – Questions about Tightrope Walking


Round 1
1. Which actor did Russell Crowe call a sellout and a “Frank Sinatra wannabe”?

2. What ghostly party of horsemen has been depicted as being lead by Odin, King Arthur and Arawn in different cultures?

3. What cookie did Oreo rip off before becoming more famous than the original?

4. Which Irish spirit is also known as bean sith?

5. What was the original name of the Diamond after it was cut by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier for King Louis XIV?

6. After the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople, what did they rename it to?

7. Which actor was credited first in the Force Awakens, the only time said actor received top billing in a Star Wars movie?

8. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics?

9. What 2013 Ken Watanabe samurai movie was a remake of a Clint Eastwood western of the same name?

10. In what Beatles song is tightrope walker and the world’s first black circus owner Pablo Fanque mentioned by name?
 
Just got mine in. I was holding out hope that I would randomly hear the answer to #10 on the radio this week, but alas it was not meant to be.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Round 1
1. Which actor did Russell Crowe call a sellout and a “Frank Sinatra wannabe”?
George Clooney. Clooney basically responded saying “Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the fuck is wrong with you?”

2. What ghostly party of horsemen has been depicted as being lead by Odin, King Arthur and Arawn in different cultures?
The Wild Hunt

3. What cookie did Oreo rip off before becoming more famous than the original?
Hydrox
4. Which Irish spirit is also known as bean sith?
Banshee
5. What was the original name of the Diamond after it was cut by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier for King Louis XIV?
The French Blue (it was called Tavernier Blue BEFORE it was cut when it was purchased by Tavernier. But I said original name so I’ll give a point to those who said Tavernier Blue due to my lack of proper wording of the question).
6. After the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople, what did they rename it to?
Istanbul
7. Which actor was credited first in the Force Awakens, the only time said actor received top billing in a Star Wars movie?
Harrison Ford

8. Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics?
Maria Sklodowska-Curie

9. What 2013 Ken Watanabe samurai movie was a remake of a Clint Eastwood western of the same name?
Unforgiven
10. In what Beatles song is tightrope walker and the world’s first black circus owner Pablo Fanque mentioned by name?
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Violent Vixen - 7 Points
Kirin - 6 Points
Team Rocket - 6 Points
Rascally Badger - 6 Points
Capt Blasto - 4 Points

1. What Tonight Show guest host angered Johnny Carson so much by starring in a competing talk show program, they were never allowed on the show under his tenure again?

2. What does Red Mantle or Aka Manto offer his haunting victims with a choice of red or blue varieties? (there is more than one answer!)

3. What Spanish fast fashion retailer was originally going to take its name from the film Zorba the Greek and is known for its products that look nearly identical to popular high end brands?

4. What kind of folklore creature is baobhan sith largely similar to, while also having elements of a fairy and a succubus?

5. Which royal couple’s death is sometimes blamed on the Hope Diamond Curse?

6. Which prestigious Ottoman infantry unit was established under Murad I and consisted of young Christian slaves who were converted to Islan?

7. In the Last Jedi, which actor said “pew” every time they fired their blaster while filming?

8. What liquid is used as a standard when measuring density?

9. What film about two Jesuit priests who travel to Edo-era Japan was nominated for a Best Cinematography Oscar in the 89th Oscars in 2016?

10. What family of highwire performers were famous for their famous for their seven- and eight-person pyramid wire-walks?
 
4. Which Irish spirit is also known as bean sith?
Banshee
I fail at reading comprehension, I knew the category theme yet we put whiskey. To be fair, we were having whiskey the night we went through most of these questions. Yeesh.

5. What was the original name of the Diamond after it was cut by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier for King Louis XIV?
The French Blue (it was called Tavernier Blue BEFORE it was cut when it was purchased by Tavernier. But I said original name so I’ll give a point to those who said Tavernier Blue due to my lack of proper wording of the question).
So I don't know if anyone else put that answer, but I am willing to give this point up because I think you did word the question clearly, we just couldn't think of any other name.
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
@Daikaiju @Kirin @CaptBlasto haven't sent theirs in yet. If you go the honor system route, feel free to send in your answers within the next 24 hours and you can still make it for last week.

1. What Tonight Show guest host angered Johnny Carson so much by starring in a competing talk show program, they were never allowed on the show under his tenure again? Joan Rivers
2. What does Red Mantle or Aka Manto offer his haunting victims with a choice of red or blue varieties? (there is more than one answer!) Toilet Paper, cape or cloak. If you answer red, he rips off your flesh, blue he asphyxiates you and any other answer results in your death. Kind of a no win situation.
3. What Spanish fast fashion retailer was originally going to take its name from the film Zorba the Greek and is known for its products that look nearly identical to popular high end brands? ZARA
4. What kind of folklore creature is baobhan sith largely similar to, while also having elements of a fairy and a succubus? Vampire
5. Which royal couple’s death is sometimes blamed on the Hope Diamond Curse? Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI
6. Which prestigious Ottoman infantry unit was established under Murad I and consisted of young Christian slaves who were converted to Islam? Janissaries
7. In the Last Jedi, which actor said “pew” every time they fired their blaster while filming? Laura Dern. God bless her.
8. What liquid is used as a standard when measuring density? Water
9. What film about two Jesuit priests who travel to Edo-era Japan was nominated for a Best Cinematography Oscar in the 89th Oscars in 2016? Silence
10. What family of highwire performers were famous for their famous for their seven- and eight-person pyramid wire-walks? The Flying Wallendas

Violent Vixen - 9 Points (points adjusted for last week)
Rascally Badger - 13 1/2 Points (half point taken off for wrong Louis. I know, its tough).

Round 3

1. During what movie’s filming did Joan Crawford send a single rose to Bette Davis just to annoy her?

2. What ghost from Hispanic folklore is sometimes called “The Cryer” and the “Wailing Woman”?

3. What toy was Fighting Yank created to compete with, only for it to be discovered that the mold used for Fighting Yank was the same as the brand they were created to compete with?

4. How many times can the Cat Sìth transform from cat to witch in the folklore it is capable of doing so?

5. Who currently owns the Hope Diamond? (there are two acceptable answers here)

6. Who had the following titles as leader of the Ottoman Empire; “Sultan of the Ottomans, Allah’s deputy on earth, Lord of the Lords of this world, Possessor of men’s necks, King of believers and unbelievers, King of Kings, Emperor of the East and the West, Majestic Caesar, Emperor of the Chakans of great authority, Prince and Lord of the most happy constellation, Seal of victory, Refuge of all the people in the whole entire world, the shadow of the almighty dispensing quiet on the Earth.”?

7. Though credited as “Patrick Williams”, which noted voice actor actually provided the voice of the character Boolio in The Rise of Skywalker?

8. What constant is referred to as "The Universe's Clock"?

9. What filmmaker known for his intensely violent films directed 13 Assassins, the remake of Hara-Kiri and the live action adaptation of the manga Blade of the Immortal?

10. What New York buildings did Philippe Petit illegally skywalk across in 1974?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Ditto on the thanks, evidently I am bad at any reasonable time for this deadline, d'oh.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Updated scores

Rascally Badger - 13 1/2 Points (half point taken off for wrong Louis. I know, its tough).
Kirin - 12 Points
Violent Vixen - 9 Points (points adjusted for last week)
Capt Blasto - 6 Points
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
I"m away from the computer where I have a draft saved but I'll try to send in Monday morning.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Answers

Round 3

1. During what movie’s filming did Joan Crawford send a single rose to Bette Davis just to annoy her?
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
2. What ghost from Hispanic folklore is sometimes called “The Cryer” and the “Wailing Woman”?
La Llorona They made like a few notable movies about her in the last few years.
3. What toy was Fighting Yank created to compete with, only for it to be discovered that the mold used for Fighting Yank was the same as the brand they were created to compete with?
G.I. Joe
4. How many times can the Cat Sìth transform from cat to witch in the folklore it is capable of doing so?
9
5. Who currently owns the Hope Diamond? (there are two acceptable answers here)
The Smithsonian/The People of the United States
6. Who had the following titles as leader of the Ottoman Empire; “Sultan of the Ottomans, Allah’s deputy on earth, Lord of the Lords of this world, Possessor of men’s necks, King of believers and unbelievers, King of Kings, Emperor of the East and the West, Majestic Caesar, Emperor of the Chakans of great authority, Prince and Lord of the most happy constellation, Seal of victory, Refuge of all the people in the whole entire world, the shadow of the almighty dispensing quiet on the Earth.”?
Suleiman
7. Though credited as “Patrick Williams”, which noted voice actor actually provided the voice of the character Boolio in The Rise of Skywalker?
This is a bit of a tricky one... Mark Hamill
8. What constant is referred to as "The Universe's Clock"?
The Speed of Light
9. What filmmaker known for his intensely violent films directed 13 Assassins, the remake of Hara-Kiri and the live action adaptation of the manga Blade of the Immortal?
Takahashi Miike
10. What New York buildings did Philippe Petit illegally skywalk across in 1974?
The World Trade Center... which wasn't actually legally sanctioned.

There was extensive news coverage and public appreciation of Petit's high-wire walk; the district attorney dropped all formal charges of trespassing and other items relating to his walk. In exchange, Petit was required to give a free aerial show for children in Central Park. He performed on a high-wire walk in the park above Belvedere Lake (now known as Turtle Pond).


Scores:

Rascally Badger - 20 1/2 Points (half point taken off for wrong Louis. I know, its tough).
Kirin - 19 Points
Violent Vixen - 13 Points (points adjusted for last week)
Capt Blasto - 6 Points

By a hair and a half, Rascally Badger is our top flier. But there are two more passes before we end the fight and anything can happen.

Round 4
1. Who appeared on the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire reunion special to hash out their beef with Will Smith in a one-on-one interview?
2. What location do school dwelling ghosts Hanako (from Japan) and Madam Koi Koi (from across Africa) share? (Please be more specific than “school”)
3. What movie production company is famous for such mockbusters as Transmorphers, Atlantic Rim and Indepenents’ Day?
4. What form of animal does the spirit Cu Sith take?
5. According to specious urban legend, the diamond was stolen from the eye of a statue of which Hindu Goddess?
6. Which Austrian city did the Empire fail to conquer, which is largely considered to be the cause of the Empire’s decline?
7. In Rogue One, what is the name of the planet that Jyn is rescued from, which is an anagram for Obi-Wan?
8. What is the name for a zone where in which matter is spontaneously created?
9. What American movie did director Masato Harada act in that inspired him to use Engyō-ji Temple in his own movie Kakekomi?
10. Over what natural site did Stephen Peer fall to his death in 1887, having made the journey several times before?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. Who appeared on the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire reunion special to hash out their beef with Will Smith in a one-on-one interview? Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv
2. What location do school dwelling ghosts Hanako (from Japan) and Madam Koi Koi (from across Africa) share? (Please be more specific than “school”) Toilets
3. What movie production company is famous for such mockbusters as Transmorphers, Atlantic Rim and Indepenents’ Day? The Asylum
4. What form of animal does the spirit Cu Sith take?Hound
5. According to specious urban legend, the diamond was stolen from the eye of a statue of which Hindu Goddess? Sita
6. Which Austrian city did the Empire fail to conquer, which is largely considered to be the cause of the Empire’s decline? Vienna
7. In Rogue One, what is the name of the planet that Jyn is rescued from, which is an anagram for Obi-Wan? Wobani
8. What is the name for a zone where in which matter is spontaneously created? White Hole
9. What American movie did director Masato Harada act in that inspired him to use Engyō-ji Temple in his own movie Kakekomi? The Last Samurai
10. Over what natural site did Stephen Peer fall to his death in 1887, having made the journey several times before? Niagara Falls

Rascally Badger - 27 Points
Kirin - 25 Points
Violent Vixen - 17 Points
CaptBlasto - 9 Points


Great job everyone and... I though I had a week five set of questions. And I guess I didn't. Sorry guys. New contest next week. But the flyer who has the highest shootdown count and defeated the Death Star or whatever was Rascally Badger. Congratulations.


Thanks to everyone for playing. I swore I had a final set of questions so again, apologies. New category and questions next week. This week... has been busy.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
No worries, Johnny, four sets is a perfectly good round! Thanks for running this.

Just for future reference I think the wording kind of threw me off for the last question 8 - I'd think of a white hole as more of a (hyptothetical) celestial object than a "zone". But it wouldn't have made a difference anyway so I'm not fussed about it or anything. Congrats to Badger!
 
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