1. In the spirit of Bad Company, the name's the same. One's a band,
the other a song by a different artist. Identify the shared name for ten points
- The 1980s new wave group responsible for hits such as "Poison
Arrow" and "Be Near Me" or a No. 1 hit by the Jackson 5.
- An '80s one-hit wonder responsible for "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" or
an early album and hit by The Cure.
Answer: Boys Don't Cry
- The Jamiroquai song that Napoleon Dynamite dances to at the end
of said movie or the blues band whose biggest hits were "On The Road
Again" and "Going Up The Country."
Answer: Canned Heat
2. Name these TV shows and films that show us that serious illness is funny for ten points each.
- This 2005 FX series shows us that eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia equals side-splitting hilarity!
- This 1992 film comedy starring Tom Selleck and Don Ameche showed the world that Alzheimer's disease equals non-stop laughs!
- Terminal illness can equal dark comedy, especially when title character Gene Hackman has the illness in this 2001 film.
Answer: The Royal Tenenbaums
3. Identify these assorted minor characters in the Dilbert universe for ten points
- This character, known the Prince of Insufficient Light and ruler of
Heck, usually appears once a year to impose mild sanctions for minor sins.
- All offices have a guy like this, the evil-hearted director of
- Dogbert was a puppy when teenage Dilbert adopted him. This was
Dogbert's best friend at the pound who rose to power at a farm and recruited
an army of cows to kidnap Dogbert.
4. Auto racing isn't just about NASCAR. Identify these 2005 champions from other racing circuits for ten points each.
- Danica Patrick got all the press, but this English teammate won six races, including the Indy 500, en route to his first IRL title.
Answer: Dan Wheldon
- This Frenchman successfully defended his points title in the Champ Car World Series.
Answer: Sebastien Bourdais
- Michael Schumacher could never get into gear this season, allowing this Spanish driver to win his first Formula One championship.
Answer: Fernando Alonso
5. Surprise! Scorpions! for ten points each:
- Played on the TV show MASH by Edward Winter, this recurring character, a gung-ho CIA agent, once asked Radar O'Reilly to procure him a box of scorpions, for use in interrogation or as a birthday present.
Answer: Colonel Sam Flagg
- The New Mexico Scorpions are a team in what minor hockey league?
Answer: Central Hockey League
- The German hard rock band The Scorpions was best known for this 1984 album, which featured the songs "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Big City Nights."
Answer: Love at First Sting
6. The game of Bridge for ten points each:
- Bridge is derived from this game, most popular throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is still played in Britain, often in tournaments called "drives."
- This term denotes the practice of making a call in the auction phase of Bridge not for the contract it creates, but for its meaning to your partner about your hand. Players agree on them before the match and must be able to explain what they convey to their opponents. The most famous of these is the Blackwood.
- In most friendly games of Bridge, the match is won when a team wins two games out of three. This is the name for the two games thus won, and also for the form of Bridge played this way.
7. Founded by L. Brent Bozell, this group whose stated mission is "is to promote and restore responsibility and decency to the entertainment industry" recently released its lists of the top 10 family friendly - and family unfriendly - shows. For ten points each:
- Name this organization, whose Web site suggests they work "because our children are watching."
Answer: Parents Television Council or PTC
- Topping the least friendly list is this freshman sitcom on Fox starring Michael Rappaport as a harried dad.
Answer: The War at Home
- The most family-friendly drama was this new CBS show whose star apparently shows less cleavage than on Time of Your Life.
Answer: The Ghost Whisperer
8. Star Trek villains have all the fun. For ten points each, given a Star Trek movie baddie, name the actor or actress who chewed the space scenery in the role.
- Borg Queen, Star Trek: First Contact
Answer: Alice Krige
- General Chang, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
Answer: Christopher Plummer
- Dr. Tolian Soran, Star Trek: Generations
Answer: Malcolm McDowell
9. For ten points each, given a lead singer, name his or her backing band. For example, if I said "Diana Ross," you would hopefully say "The Supremes."
- Nick Cave
Answer: The Bad Seeds
- Ted Leo
Answer: The Pharmacists
- G. Love
Answer: Special Sauce
10. If you're here, chances are you spent last night in a cheap motel room. Prove you were paying attention and identify the hotel chains from slogans, one for five, two for ten, three for twenty and four for thirty.
- We'll leave the light on for you.
Answer: Motel 6
- Across the street from the ordinary.
Answer: Best Western
- The Best Value Under the Sun
Answer: Days Inn
- Relax in Style
Answer: Ramada Inn
11. Name these football greats and alleged greats who are part of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll for ten points each.
- This former Maryland quarterback led the Cincinnati Bengals to an appearance in Super Bowl 23.
Answer: Norman "Boomer" Esiason
- This Hall of Fame wide receiver and future U.S. Congressman had 819 receptions and 100 touchdowns in 14 NFL seasons, all with Seattle.
Answer: Steve Largent
- The only active NFL player participating in the Harris poll, this Carolina defensive lineman was nominated by his college, Clemson, to take part in the poll.
Answer: Brentson Buckner
12. Answer these questions about related books FSTNOP.
- (10) This is the four-word title of Hillary Clinton's 1996 book on
developing a society into one that values children's contributions.
Answer: It Takes A Village
- (20) Subtitled Conservatism and the Common Good, this 2005
response to the Clinton book was penned by this U.S. Senator. Name both
for ten points each.
Answer: It Takes A Family, Rick Santorum
13. Peter Jennings - proof that you don't need a high school diploma to be successful. Answer these questions about Jennings' career for ten points each.
- Jennings' brief run as ABC News anchor in the 1960s was marred by a legendary blooper when Jennings referred to this song -- the official song of the U.S. Navy -- as the Marine Corps anthem.
Answer: Anchors Aweigh
- Co-authored by Todd Brewster, this 1998 Doubleday volume looked at the experiences of Americans growing up between 1900 and 1998.
Answer: The Century
- Jennings and Brewster teamed up again in 2002 with this volume on contemporary American society.
Answer: In Search of America
14. Theme restaurants for ten points each.
- This theme restaurant chain was launched in 1991 with financial backing from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Demi Moore. After going through bankruptcy, it now has six restaurants in the U.S., and will take over what is currently the site of the Aladdin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas in 2006.
Answer: Planet Hollywood
- Founded by Ted Turner, this growing chain specializes in bison meat, and claims it also offers "comfort food for the 21st century".
Answer: Ted's Montana Grill
- Run by the Landry's Restaurant group, this chain is decorated to resemble some features of the Amazon, including plant growth, mist, animals and bug life. Automated water sprinklers are also featured.
Answer: Rainforest Cafe
15. Name these documentaries ranked among the 10 highest-grossing docs in U.S. box office history for ten points each.
- In August 2005, this Morgan Freeman-narrated doc passed Bowling for Columbine to become the second most-popular documentary in U.S. box office history.
Answer: March of the Penguins
- This 2003 documentary on the migratory patterns of birds stands fifth on the all-time list, with more than $11 million taken at the box office.
Answer: Winged Migration
- Between 1991 and 2002, the highest-grossing documentary in U.S. history was this 1991 look at Madonna's 1990 Blonde Ambition tour.
Answer: Madonna: Truth or Dare (also accept Truth or Dare)
16. For ten points each, name the following from the 2005 Ig Nobel Awards:
- Literature went to various people from this country for "a bold series of short stories" introducing readers to characters such as General Sani Abacha and Barrister Jon A. Mbeki.
- Medicine went to Gregg A. Miller for inventing an artificial replacement for these for dogs.
- Claire Rind and Peter Simmons won the Peace Prize for monitoring the brain activity in one of these while it watched scenes from Star Wars.
Answer: locust (prompt on "insect")
17. We give the world McDonald's, and what do they do? Give us video games that make us exercise. Given a set of songs, tell me which Dance Dance Revolution game they came on, for ten points each. To keep things simple, we're talking about only North American releases for home video game consoles:
- "Busy Child" by The Crystal Method, "Get Down Tonight" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band
Answer: DDR MAX2
- "Go West" by the Pet Shop Boys, a version of "The Neverending Story" by "DJ-AC-DC," and "The Reflex," this time actually sung by Duran Duran.
Answer: DDR Extreme
- "Brick House" by the Commodores, a cover of "Flashdance (What A Feeling)" by "MAGIKA," and "Jam On It" by Newcleus
Answer: DDR Ultramix 2
18. Given a TV prosecuting attorney, tell if they are or were regularly on Law & Order: Original Recipie, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, or Law & Order: Trial By Jury for ten points each. You need only give the subtitle.
- Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak
Answer: SVU or Special Victims Unit
- Assistant District Attorney Kelly Gaffney
Answer: Trial By Jury
- Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver
Answer: Criminal Intent
19. In 2005, Ron Kittle accused Barry Bonds of being a racist. This brought up a question many people were asking. Who the heck is Ron Kittle? Answer these questions about Kittle for ten points each.
- In 1983, Kittle was named American League Rookie of the Year while playing for this team, as part of a starting outfield that included Harold Baines and Rudy Law.
Answer: Chicago White Sox (more on "Chicago")
- In 1986 and 1987, Kittle was a part-time designated hitter for the New York Yankees, who were managed by this former Tampa Bay skipper.
Answer: Lou Piniella
- In Baseball Reference's Ron Kittle page, this Auburn grad and two-sport star of the late '80s is ranked second behind Steve Balboni among players comparable to Kittle.
Answer: Vince Edward "Bo" Jackson
20. Name the possibly related songs from lyics, for ten points each. If you need the artist,
you'll get five.
-  "Well I read some books and I read some magazines/About those high
class ladies down in New Orleans."
 Elton John
Answer: Honky Cat
-  "Well the first time that I got it /I was just 10 years old /I got it
from some kitty next door."
 Ted Nugent
Answer: Cat Scratch Fever
-  "When it comes to being lucky she's cursed/When it comes to lovin' me
she's worst/But when it comes to being loved she's first."
 Cat Stevens. Also Sheryl Crow.
Answer: The First Cut is the Deepest
21. She's the Food Network equivalent of a drunken prom queen. She's Rachael Ray! Name these Food Network shows featuring Rachael for ten points each.
- On this show, Rachael shows you how to make impressive, delectable dishes from start to finish, from the top of the hour to the bottom of the hour.
Answer: 30 Minute Meals
- On this show, Rachael goes to a city in search of great food, but she's on a limited budget. Will she ever bust her budget? Of course not.
Answer: $40 a Day
- On this new show, Rachael provides inside secrets and travel tips that will turn your vacation into a delicious, affordable feast.
Answer: Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels
22. The Eurovision Song Contest -- North Americans don't understand it, but Europeans go nuts for it. Answer the following about said contest for ten points each.
- Arguably the most famous winner of this contest was this Swedish quartet, which won in 1974 with "Waterloo".
- Celine Dion won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990. Yes, we know she is Canadian, but she represented this country in the contest.
- The 2005 Eurovision winner was Helena, who represented this country.