Sunday, April 20, 2008

Weeklypedia "Secaucus" 7

Better late than never, right? For reasons I'll discuss later, I've been a bit distracted from trivia gathering of late. Below are new questions. Elsewhere are answers to old ones.

Weeklypedia Quiz #7

1. Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh were all rulers of this ancient cradle of civilization, and were celebrated as members of a fictitious rock band in a 2007 song by They Might Be Giants.

2. This former US Senator (D - GA) gave the keynote speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

3. The Drake Equation (sometimes incorrectly labeled the Sagan Equation) estimates the number of these in our galaxy.

4. This naturalist found the life cycle of the Ichneumon wasp incompatible with a natural world directed by a benevolent God.

5. Filmmaker George Romero was inspired by a visit to the Monroeville Mall in Pennsylvania to make this 1978 horror film.

6. Chop the top off of a pyramid or cone, parallel with the base, and you'll get one of these three-dimensional solids.

7. Quentin Tarantino originally wanted to use this 1979 pop song for the infamous torture scene in Pulp Fiction, but he was beaten to the punch by its use in the film Reality Bites.

8. For the purposes of touring with his Mothers of Invention ensemble, this rock musician had his percussionist's marimba and vibraphone outfitted with electrical pickups for purposes of amplification.

1 comment:

Fred said...

1. What is Mesopotamia?
2. Who is Zell Miller? *spits on ground*
3. What are extraterrestrial civilizations?
4. Who was Charles Darwin?
5. What is Dawn of the Dead?
6. What is a frustum?
7. What is "My Sharona"?
8. Who is Frank Zappa?