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The following questions are about anything and everything. Read each over carefully and pick the answer you think is correct.
Which of the following TV shows is based in a fictional town called Hilldale?
- The Donna Reed Show
- Petty Coat Junction
- Green Acres
- All My Children
Rolling Stone magazine released a list of the “Greatest 100 Guitarists” in 2011. Which guitarist was rated number one?
- Eric Clapton
- Jimmy Page
- Keith Richards
- Jimi Hendrix
Which of the following cartoon characters was the first to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
- Bugs Bunny
- The Road Runner
- Mickey Mouse
- Charlie Brown
Which of the following 1980s TV sitcoms ran for the most seasons
- The Cosby Show
- The Golden Girls
- Family Ties
The “Great One,” Wayne Gretzky, played for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and which other NHL team during his career?
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Vancouver Canucks
- New York Rangers
- Detroit Red Wings
What is the name of the character in the Popeye cartoons with the addiction to hamburgers?
What does CIA stand for?
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Central Intelligence Association
- Covert International Agency
- Criminal Investigation Association
Alcatraz Island, once the site of a notorious prison, is located in which bay?
- Good Harbor Bay
- San Francisco Bay
- Galway Bay
- Hudson Bay
Who Am I ?
Mystery Person #1
- I am a bit of a legend for my achievements coaching at the collegiate level. If you are a football fan, you are probably familiar with my career as a college football coach.
- By age 13, I was the size of a grown man at 6’1” and nearing 200 pounds.
- Friends gave me my unusual nickname when I agreed to wrestle an animal from a passing traveling circus.
- After graduating from college, I immediately began my coaching career. I also served in the U.S. Navy, joining up following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
- When I retired from coaching, I left the field with a record of 323 victories, six national titles, and 15 conference championships. I also was named College Football Coach of the Year three times.
- I died in January of 1983, less than one month after my final game.
- President Ronald Regan posthumously awarded me the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- In 1986, I was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Mystery Person #2
- I was born in 1948 in Washington, DC, grew up in Tennessee, and attended Morehouse College in Atlanta.
- I performed with a theater touring company for a while after college before moving to New York City, where I appeared in quite a few Off-Broadway shows.
- While performing in A Soldier’s Play, I met Spike Lee who cast me in several of his films. I received a New York Film Critics award for a part I played in one of his most successful films, as well as a Best Supporting Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.
- Quentin Taratino cast me in a film that became a cult classic, earning me an Academy Award nomination and accelerating my rise to international fame.
- If you have seen Steve Spielberg’s massive hit “Jurassic Park,” you probably remember me as the park’s chief engineer who happened to be devoured by a dinosaur. Star Wars fans are also familiar with my role in “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.”
- The recent surge in popularity for comic book inspired films may be due – at least in part — to my recurring role as Marvel character “Nick Fury,” a fan favorite in the genre.
- Even my most devoted fans may not be aware that “The Guinness Book of World Records” dubbed me the highest grossing movie actor of all time in 2011.
Mystery Person #3
- I was born in New York City in 1942 and began writing songs as a child.
- In high school, I chose a new last name to use as my stage name and that is the name I am known by worldwide.
- During college, I dated singer songwriter Neil Sedaka who wrote a song about me that became a hit.
- I was in a music group called “The City” in the late 60s, but it didn’t last long. I was singing my own songs as a solo artist by the end of 1970.
- My second album, which was released in 1971, hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and stayed there for 15 weeks, a record that would stand until it was broken by Michael Jackson’s Thriller album over a decade later.
- Celine Dion fans may know that I wrote her hit “The Reason.”
- I am an environmental activist and staunch advocate for the passage of the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act. In fact, I have testified before Congress in support of the legislation.
- I was the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which was presented to me by President Barack Obama at the White House.