This episodes show notes have been compiled by TWA Captain Jeffrey Seguritan. Kudos Jeffrey, much appreciated!
Episode TW52 was the third episode covering the 2016 Listeners Tournament and features the third set of opening round matchups between Amy Ningen and Chris Daly, and Jeffrey Seguritan and Tyler Lendt. Here goes!
In a creative spin on movie trivia, this round is looking for the one movie that the IMDB website pops up when you search for an actor or actress in their search engine. The movie is not necessarily their most famous movie, their first movie, the latest movie nor the movie featuring their award-winning role.
Denzel Washington – Training Day
Uma Thurman – Pulp Fiction
Ewan McGregor – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Gwyneth Paltrow – Seven
Leonardo DiCaprio – Inception
Tom Hanks – The Da Vinci Code
Angelina Jolie – Maleficent
Chris Farley – Tommy Boy
Kate Winslet – Titanic
Julia Roberts – Notting Hill
Match 1 – Amy Ningen vs. Chris Daly
What word appears on John Belushi’s sweatshirt in the movie Animal House?
John Belushi played “Bluto” (John Blutarsky) who famously wears the word “College” which happened to be the fictional college of Faber College.
What hit song first appeared on the album “Honky Chateau” where it has the subtitle “I Think It’s Gonna Be A Long Long Time”?
Composed by the fruitful songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the “Rocket Man” song lyrics were inspired by the short story “The Rocket Man” by Ray Bradbury.
What nation referred to its dictator as “Dear Leader” from 1974 until their death in 2011?
“Dear Leader” was the most common colloquial title given to Kim Jong-Il (the father of the current leader Kim Jong-Un) but he in fact had many titles, often developed by the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party. Other titles include “Great Man, Descended from Heaven” and “Fate of the Nation”
What is the third largest island in the Caribbean in terms of land area after Cuba and Hispaniola?
Who directed Linda Hamilton in “The Terminator” and also married her in 1997?
James Cameron is no longer married to Linda Hamilton after divorcing in 1999. Linda Hamilton was one of four ex-wives of James Cameron, who is currently married to former actress Suzy Amis. Another famous ex-wife was Katheryn Bigelow who was the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director for “The Hurt Locker” beating James Cameron (“Avatar”) in the process.
Which Austrian biologist was famous for his experiments on peas when studying genetics?
The name of the cross table used to represent the genetic experiments conducted by Gregor Mendel is the Punnett Square.
Which coach famously ran up and down the sidelines in disbelief after his team edged out Houston in the 1983 NCAA Men’s Basketball finals?
Jim Valvano (nicknamed “Jimmy V”) coached the huge underdog team North Carolina State against improbable odds to a national title over vaunted favorite Houston led by Hakeem Olajuwon. As Jonathan mentioned, he was also famous for his fight against cancer and his inspirational 1993 ESPY Awards speech delivered just eight weeks before his death.
In the popular children’s poem, what unusual item does Wynken, Blynken and Nod use for a boat?
Kinda looks like a wooden shoe, right?
In what year did both the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and the famous Wall Street crash occur?
What holy day celebrates Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey?
Science & Space
NASA’s space shuttle fleet consisted of 6 ships including one that was a prototype. Name 5 of the 6 ships.
All shuttles are pictured below mid-launch except for the Enterprise which was a prototype that ever actually went into outer space.
What city has a newspaper called “The Plain Dealer”?
What is the name of the deepest location in the Earth’s oceans?
Mariana Trench / Challenger Deep
Incredibly, the Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench is deeper below sea level than Mt. Everest is higher above sea level.
What name is given to a ball on a wire that is thrown in an Olympics event?
Not quite like this, but wouldn’t Thor rock at this event? ;)
What musician during a 1975 concert made offensive comments to his backup singers so much so that they walked offstage in an incident known as the Catfish Incident?
For those unfamiliar as we were, the “Catfish Incident” occurred at a concert in Norfolk, Virginia during the evening of July 20, 1975. Likely influenced on drug, Elvis informed the audience that he smelled green peppers and onions and suggested that his backup singers had been eating catfish. Viewing the remark as hostile, his backup singers subsequently walked offstage in disgust. Elvis publicly apologized the following night.
What media company’s logo is a black dog whose left eye is a five-pointed star?
Sirius Satellite Radio
What president began carrying a gun in public after his predecessor William McKinley was assassinated?
After William McKinley’s assassination in 1901, Teddy Roosevelt did not want to be at the mercy of a random shooter without the opportunity for self-defense so he carried a .45 caliber Colt revolver.
The reference to Teddy Roosevelt being shot during a campaign stump speech was an occurrence after his presidency when he decided to run in the 1912 Presidential Election as a candidate of the Progressive Party or “Bull Moose Party”.
In what 1986 movie does Brian Cox portray Hannibal Lecter?
Which chess piece was originally called the Elephant?
In what country was the vuvuzela—a musical instrument—first popularized and sold under that name?
In 1614, Native American Pocahontas married what influential tobacco planter?
Several years after the story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, relations between the Powhatan Indians and Jamestown settlers deteriorated to the point that Captain Samuel Argell took Pocahontas hostage in 1613 as potential chip in peace negotiations. Pocahontas was placed under the custody of Sir Thomas Gates and was encouraged to learn English customs. By the time the terms of her release was settled, Pocahontas had already fallen in love with John Rolfe whom she married in April 1614.
Movies & Music
Billboard Magazine began publishing year-end album sales lists in 1956. Since that time, there have been 7 movie soundtracks that have been the best-selling album in a given year. Six chances to name 5 of them.
West Side Story
Saturday Night Fever
The Lion King
High School Musical
Of the seven movie soundtracks that have been the best-selling album in a given year, West Side Story actually achieved this feat in two years: 1962 & 1963.