Thursday, July 13, 2006

Name-Based Trivia



Yeah, yeah. I know. Just try to answer the questions alright? There may be a prize. There may not be. Do you need a prize for everything? Isn't the pride in a job well done enough for you? No? Fair enough. But there won't be a picture, because Blogger is sulking again.

1. What 14-year-old singer had a top ten hit with "Delta Dawn"?

a-Helen Reddy, b-Marie Osmond, c-LeAnn Rimes, d-Tanya Tucker

2. Actress Dawn Wells was a regular on what 1960s sitcom popular in reruns?

a-Gilligan's Island, b-Get Smart, c-My Mother the Car, d-The Addams Family

3. Dawn Fraser won gold medals in three consecutive Olympics in what sport?

a-Alpine skiing, b-Javelin, c-Figure skating, d-Swimming

4. "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" was one in a series of children's fantasy novels by what writer?

a-C.S. Lewis, b-Madeleine L'Engle, c-Joan Aiken, d-Philip Pullman

5. "Kindred" and "Dawn" are novels from what African-American science fiction writer?

a-Samuel R. Delany, b-Octavia Butler, c-Robert J. Sawyer, d-Nalo Hopkinson

6. What was the first Number 1 hit for Tony Orlando and Dawn?

a-Knock Three Times, b-Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree, c-Candida, d-He Don't Love You

7. What religious movement was originally known as the Millennial Dawnists?

a-Quakers, b-Jehovah's Witnesses, c-Seventh Day Adventists, d-Mormons

8. What actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 1941 movie "Hold Back the Dawn"?

a-Olivia de Havilland, b-Joan Bennett, c-Bette Davis, d-Norma Shearer

9. What director was behind the classic horror films "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead"?

a-Sean Cunningham, b-Christopher Columbus, c-William Castle, d-George A. Romero

10. What poem opens with the line "From wrath-red dawn to wrath-red dawn"?

a-"The Lark" by Robert W. Service, b-"The Fisherman" by Wiliam Butler Yeats, c-"Daffodils" by William Wordsworth, d-"In Due Season" by W.H. Auden


9 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I only knew the first two for sure. Everything else would have been a guess.

I am not a smart man.

July 13, 2006 at 7:38 a.m.  
Anonymous TC said...

Are these questions from a parallel universe?

Have you been watching Dr. Who again?

Oh God, don't tell me they have a Tony Orlando there as well. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Name nine films with the word 'Dawn' in the title:

The General Died at dawn - 1936
The Dawn Patrol - 1938
Each Dawn I Die - 1939
Hold Back the Dawn - 1941
Decision Before Dawn - 1951
Dawn of the Dead - 1978
Zulu Dawn - 1979
Red Dawn - 1984
From Dusk Till Dawn - 1996

Ha! Don't mess with me, lassie!

July 13, 2006 at 9:32 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

What an incorrigible lot! Just answer the questions, will ya?

*mumble, grumble*

Don't make me get out the badgers...

HA! Word verification by Old MacDonald today - eieikj - and on his farm he had a kj...

July 13, 2006 at 9:45 a.m.  
Blogger Scaryduck said...

Voyage of the Dawn Treader - is that some foot fetishist thing?

July 13, 2006 at 10:52 a.m.  
Blogger Misty said...

1) Tanya Tucker
2)Gilligan's Island
3)Swimming
4)C S Lewis (I have the book!)
5)Octavia Butler (I don't have the books)
6)Tie a yellow ribbon etc...
7)Jehovah's Witnesses
8) Olivia de Havilland
9)George A. Romero (great films!)
10) The Lark - Robert W. Service(my dad used to recite it to me)

Do I get a cookie? :)

July 13, 2006 at 1:27 p.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

Blogger screwed up again shen I tried to post the most witty comment EVAR. Damn them.

And damn you too for a quiz which I scored zilch. Nada. Rien.

This is humiliating for someone whose right arm is still sore from sticking it up first for every GD question in elementary school.

I need a drink now. But first, what was the name of Aleister Crowley's "coven"?

July 13, 2006 at 5:06 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

But The Dawn Patrol (1938) was actually a remake of The Dawn Patrol (1930). So I win.

Actually I'm just reeling from the news that there was a sitcom called "My Mother The Car" and why did we never receive this treat in the UK???

July 13, 2006 at 6:59 p.m.  
Blogger Misty said...

Nanuk: Golden Dawn.

July 14, 2006 at 9:03 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Duck, S., Esq. - Wouldn't you just like to know?

Misty - Of course! Excellent answers. You are the winner. You are also the only one who answered any of the questions. Lazy bunch around here. You can have all the cookies you want, pet.

Nanuk - Apologies for Blogger's hiccough. I hate when that happens. And I'll ask the questions around here if you don't mind.

Alan - Yes, yes, but we didn't ask about remakes, now did we? Read the questions carefully, love, you'll never get into the civil service that way. (Thank God, says you!) You never got that show for the same reason we never got that show. It was DREK!!! 'ORRIBLE IT WAS! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

July 14, 2006 at 9:13 p.m.  

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