It’s Christmas Eve. As of this writing, our team’s artist was working on a [SPOILERS AHEAD] filthy illustration of Santa. Our team’s writer is lazing about – pretending she still knows how to play the piano, watching “Pulp Fiction” and as always, dreaming up trivia questions! It’s definitely NOT a day for putting on “going out” clothes. Here’s a set of “just for fun” trivia questions about a variety of topics! Yes, we were too cheap to buy “real” gifts for you, but know that we love all of you (smooches)!
1. Film Roles – What Oscar-nominated actor played a character called “The Wolf” in the 1994 film “Pulp Fiction?”
2. Oscar Nominations – Name one of the two films, both released in the 1990s, for which Winona Ryder received a nomination for acting (either supporting or best actress). Name both for an extra “nerd” bonus.
3. African Nations – Name two of the nations in Africa that border a coast and also share a border with the nation of Ethiopia, which is landlocked.
4. Emmy Awards – Within one, in what year did Kelsey Grammer win a primetime Emmy award for best voiceover for his character “Sideshow Bob” on “The Simpsons?”
5. Tennis – In 1988, who became the first and only tennis player, male or female, to achieve the “Golden Slam” by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year?
6. ’80s Bands – What was the name of the band formed by founding Genesis member Mike Rutherford, in addition to Paul Young and Paul Carrack, among others?
7. Broadway Musicals – Who composed the music for the 1981 Broadway Musical “Cats?”
8. Celebrity Deaths – Name any of the articles of clothing missing from soul singer Sam Cooke’s dead body when it was discovered by police in 1964.
9. ’90s Films – What 1999 film was based on the French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses?”
10. World Capitals – Suva is the capital of what Oceania nation?
Mystery – Before And After
1. First name of Austrian composer nicknamed “the waltz king” and lead singer of ’80s hard rock band Skid Row
2. First and last name of tenth U.S. president and last name of Brad Pitt’s character in the 1999 film “Fight Club”
3. 1982 single by Roxy Music and 1984 film directed by Rob Reiner about a fictional rock band
4. Quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and an all female pop trio who recorded the song “Hold On.”
Final Category – TV Theme Music
Composers – In addition to composing the theme songs for “The Pink Panther,” “Moon River” and “Peter Gunn,” Henry Mancini also composed theme songs for four different TV series that debuted in the 1980s. Name two of those series.