Thursday, 11 February 2016

Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in 21 categories

Your targets this week:

We won this week, but can you do even better?
The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The secret German
4) The metallurgist
5) The rich-person otherkin

The ones that got away
1) What is the only movie to be based on a novel by Stephen King and to star Christopher Walken?
2) The term sesquibicentennial represents how many years?
3) What are the first names of the two main characters in the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple? You need both for the point.
4) Pro-wrestler Daniel Bryan, whose catchphrase is 'No! No! No!', once teamed up with another wrestler called Kane, who is the Undertaker's demon brother. What was the name of this tag team?
5) In what movie can you see a counter-terrorism agent played by Jean-Claude Van Damme team up with a weapons dealer played by Dennis Rodman?
6) 2 point question: Starting with a 1, add 0s until you have the (approximate) number of times the International Space Station has orbited the Earth.
7) Who wrote the (Pulitzer Prize-winning) novel All the King's Men?

The answers

The doctor's excuses

How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more point)? Let the world know with the poll below, then read on for my alternative questions (loosely) inspired by this week's Ones That Got Away!

My alternative questions
Question 5
1) Essential' trivia time: what two words follow "Rita Hayworth and" to complete a Stephen King novella. It was later adapted for a film that, despite regular citations as 'one of the greatest movies of all time', failed to win a single Academy Award.
2) Originally intended to be a 2 euro coin before the French blocked the plans, the Belgian commemorative 2.5 euro coin commemorates what event of 1815?
3) For 1 point each, give the first name of any former member of pop group Girls Aloud, and the surname of any member of Russian composer group The Mighty Handful. (Then imagine what beautiful music they'd make together.)
4) The story of Cain and Abel is a major theme in what 1952 John Steinbeck novel?
Question 6
5) Pictured is the poster from one of the greatest Jean-Claude Van Damme movies of all time. What video game series is it based on?
6) Pictured is a space version of something almost all of us use every day. What?
7) Humpty Dumpty is sometimes used to illustrate the second law of thermodynamics, which describes what 7-letter process? (Extra hint: it starts with 'e'.)

The answers

How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!

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