Friday, March 20, 2009

Weeklypedia Quiz #18: Barely Legal

Trivia! The last quiz's answers will be up shortly.

1. This author, who died in 2009, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice, for the third and fourth books in a tetralogy.
2. The back of a coin is called the reverse; the front is called this.
3. Having lost one US presidential election, this candidate returned eight years later, "tanned, rested & ready."
4. During a performance of the play "Henry VIII" in 1613, cannon fire set this London landmark ablaze.
5. In "Postcards From The Edge," Meryl Streep stars as a fictionalized version of this actress/author, known primarily for an iconic science fiction role.
6. In the Godfather movies, the appearance of this fruit is often a portent of violence or death.
7. The University of California Santa Cruz's mascot is this fruitily-named mollusk.
8. This bank was originally founded in California by two American Express executives, though it is legally chartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, somewhat closer to the location its name suggests.


"Fruity Mollusk" is the name of my next improv team, by the way.

Speaking of Fruity Mollusks:

Actually, I guess the cereal isn't fruit-flavored. It's a trap!

3 comments:

kmkat said...

1. John Updike
2. Obverse
3. Tricky Dicky
4. Globe Theatre?
5. Carrie Fisher
6. Grapes?
7. Banana snail?
8. CitiBank

Andrew said...

1. John Updike
2. Obverse?
3. Nixon?
4. The Globe Theater...ahem Theatre
5. Sure, the only film question and I've never seen it
6. Oranges I believe
7. Banana Slug
8. Wells Fargo

Good luck on Jeopardy! Which, of course, has already happened in your universe, but not mine.

Fred said...

1. Who is John Updike?
2. What is the obverse?
3. Who is Richard Nixon?
4. What is the Globe Theater?
5. Who is Carrie Fisher?
6. What are oranges?
7. What is the Banana Slug?
8. What is Wells Fargo?