1. For ten points each, name these portrayers of Alfred Pennyworth:
- In Batman Begins, the venerable butler is played by this Supporting Actor Oscar winner for Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.
Answer: Michael Caine or Maurice Micklewhite
- On Batman: The Animated Series, Alfred was voiced by this veteran actor best known as Inspector Lewis Erskine on The F.B.I. and Stuart Bailey on 77 Sunset Strip.
Answer: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
- He played Alfred in four Batman films beginning in 1989.
Answer: Michael Gough
2. David Eddings book series for ten points each.
- Eddings' first fantasy series, this five-book set, which includes Pawn of Prophecy and Queen of Sorcery, introduces readers to Garion, Polgara and friends.
Answer: The Belgariad
- Books in this sequel to the Belgariad include Guardians of the West and King of the Murgos.
Answer: The Mallorean
- Books in this new series include The Elder Gods, The Treasured One, Crystal Gorge and the soon-to-be-published The Younger Gods.
Answer: The Dreamers
3. For the stated number of points, name these TV shows somehow related to reluctant celebrity chef Tony Bourdain.
- For five points, this new Fox sitcom is based on Bourdain's book about his life as a chef, whose name is also that of the show.
Answer: Kitchen Confidential
- For ten points, Bourdain's travels around the world seeking out the best meal - however you define that - were the basis for this Food Network series.
Answer: A Cook's Tour
- For 15 points, Bourdain now hosts this Travel Channel show, which apparently takes the idea of A Cook's Tour and makes it more extreme and sometimes less food-based.
Answer: No Reservations
4. Remember when the Final Four wasn't played in a dome? You'll need to if you want any points on this bonus. For ten points each:
- The last time the NCAA championship wasn't decided in a dome was in this year when Kentucky beat Syracuse at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena for the title.
- N.C. State's miracle championship in 1983 took place at The Pit, the nickname for University Arena at this now-Mountain West Conference school.
Answer: University of New Mexico
- This school's Freedom Hall has hosted the national title game six times but none since 1969.
Answer: University of Louisville
5. 40-30-20-10-1, name the company.
Answer: Mitsubishi Motors
-  They make things.
-  While it did not sell vehicles in the US under its own name until 1982, in the decade prior to that it sold cars in the US under the Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth makes. For example, its Starion wagon was sold in the US as the Dodge and Plymouth Conquest.
-  This auto maker is currently running a "Gas Comes Standard" promotion where if you buy or lease any 2005 or select 2006 models, they will pay for a year's worth of gasoline.
-  The fourth-largest auto maker in Japan, their available US models include the Montero, Outlander, Galant, and Lancer.
-  Their name is Japanese for "three diamonds," with mitsu- meaning "three" and -bishi meaning "diamonds."
6. Identify these semi-related musical artists for ten points each.
- This semi-comic group's top hits include "Tribute" and "Wonderboy."
Answer: Tenacious D
- This Chicago indie-rock band released a cover of Britney Spears'
"Toxic" and is best known for songs like "Copasetic," "Eddie Vedder,"
and "Bound for the Floor."
Answer: Local H
- Born Stacey Swain, this dance-pop singer earned an appearance on
The Facts of Life for her 1986 single "Two of Hearts."
Answer: Stacey Q
7. For ten points each, who publishes the following video games?
- 007: Rogue Agent, Battlefield Vietnam, Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Answer: Electronic Arts or EA
- Blitz: The League, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, Ed, Edd and Eddy: The Mis-edventures
Answer: Midway Games
- Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Drakengard, Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia
Answer: Square Enix (Do not acc: Squaresoft or Square -- All titles were released after the merger with Enix, and after 2003, when they stopped using the Squaresoft brand)
8. When authors direct, it usually ends up a disaster. Name these authors who tried film directing for ten points each.
- This author turned his short story Trucks into the 1986 sci-fi/horror turkey Maximum Overdrive. Not a good idea.
Answer: Stephen King
- This Pulitzer Prize-winning author tried to direct the film version of his book Tough Guys Don't Dance in 1987. The end result? A Razzie award for worst director.
Answer: Norman Mailer
- This satirist and author of My Goodness, and Red Lobster, White Trash and The Blue Lagoon, tried his hand at film making, directing the uber schlocky Twelve Steps to Death as a stunt for his book The Unkindest Cut.
Answer: Joe Queenan
9. He's everybody's favorite oddball despot, and he's got a personality cult that puts Kim Jong-il to shame. He's Saparmurat Niyazov! for ten points each:
- Niyazov has been the president-for-life of this former Soviet republic since its independence in 1991.
- Niyazov has banned Turkmen news anchors from wearing this on-air, claiming he had difficulty telling male and female anchors apart.
- Niyazov has also banned the performance of this action during the performance of songs.
10. For ten points each, name these subdivisions of competitions:
- In cricket, this is a set of six fairly delivered balls to one wicket, after which deliveries must be thrown to the other wicket.
- In archery, this is a series of either three or six arrows shot by each archer. A series of these makes up a round. It is also a synonym for an inning in curling.
- Polo is divided into six of these periods.
Answer: chukkas or chukkers
11. Identify these 20th century Presidents by their unusual menagerie of pets, for 10 points each.
- The most famous zoo at the White House belonged to Theodore Roosevelt, but this Roosevelt successor had the last cow at the White House, named Pauline Wayne.
Answer: William Howard Taft
- Rivaling Roosevelt was this President and his wife Grace, who had a goose named Enoch, two canaries named Nip and Tuck, a mockingbird, and raccoons named Rebecca and Horace, among others.
Answer: Calvin Coolidge
- This President was presented with dogs from two world leaders, named Pushinka and Shannon. His family also had a welsh Terrier named Charlie, parakeets named Bluebell and Maybelle, and a rabbit named Zsa Zsa.
Answer: John F. Kennedy
12. For ten points each, given clues identify these musicians who don't seem to get that titles are actually supposed to be short.
- Among his unreasonably verbosely titled singles were "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard" and "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes."
Answer: Paul Simon
- This indie rocker has taken on the Simon mantle with titles like "When the President Talks to God" (which he performed on Jay Leno) and "When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass."
Answer: Bright Eyes or Conor Oberst
- This band, who had a modern rock hit in 2001 with "Screaming Infidelities," included cumbersome titles like "Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" and "If You Can't Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed" on their most recent studio album.
Answer: Dashboard Confessional
13. In the history of The People's Court, four people have served as the arbiter of telegenic small claims cases. On a 5-10-20-30 basis, name these judges.
Answer: Joseph Wapner, Ed Koch, Jerry Sheindlin, Marilyn Milian
14. For ten points each, name these quidditch teams:
- Cho Chang is a seeker for this Hogwarts House.
- Viktor Krum played for this national team, losing to Ireland in the
Quidditch World Cup.
- Ron Weasley's bedroom is almost completely decorated with posters for
Answer: Chudley Cannons
15. Answer the following about the 1974 version of The Longest Yard for ten points each.
- This legendary actor played prisoner quarterback Paul Crewe in the original Yard, then returned in 2005 to play Coach Nate Scarborough in the Adam Sandler version.
Answer: Burt Reynolds
- 7-foot-2 Richard Keil, who played Samson in the original Longest Yard, is probably better known for playing this Bond villain in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.
- This man, who directed such 1960s classics as What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte and The Dirty Dozen, directed the original Longest Yard.
Answer: Robert Aldrich
16. Identify these songs with the word "summer" in their titles for ten points each.
Note: all of these songs are featured on Billboard's Top 10 "Summer"
songs of all time.
- The original version, released in 1970 by skiffle group Mungo
Jerry, finished eighth on the list, while Shaggy's 1995 remake was third.
Answer: In the Summertime
- The top song on the list was the theme to this 1959 Sandra Dee/Troy
Donahue film. Recorded by Percy Faith and his orchestra, the song spent
nine weeks at number one in 1960.
Answer: A Summer Place (note: the song is "Theme to ĎA Summer Place'")
- Fourth on the list was this 1999 ditty by boy band L-F-O. This song
is noted primarily for name-dropping Michael J. Fox, William Shakespeare
and Abercrombie and Fitch.
Answer: Summer Girls
17. Answer these questions about a record-setting NFL player for ten points each.
- In 2004, this current Giants punter sold his #10 jersey to Eli Manning. In 2005, he sold his new number, 17, to Plaxico Burress.
Answer: Jeff Feagles
- In Week 1 of the 2005 season, Feagles set the NFL record for career punts, breaking the record set by this former Giants punter, best known for whiffing a punt in a January 1986 playoff game against Chicago.
Answer: Sean Landeta
- Barring injury, Feagles, in Week 12, will tie the NFL record for most consecutive games played held by this former Minnesota Purple People Eater defender, who once returned a fumble the wrong way into the opponent's end zone.
Answer: Jim Marshall
18. For ten points each, name these films directed by John Madden:
- Madden's most recent work, this 2005 flick is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn.
- Madden was Oscar-nominated for this film. Geoffrey Rush also lost, but Judy Dench and Gwyneth Paltrow took home statues.
Answer: Shakespeare in Love
- Madden's feature film debut was this adaptation of a classic novel starring Liam Neeson, Joan Allen, and Patricia Arquette.
Answer: Ethan Frome
19. Given a fictional sports team, name the TV show you'd see them on for ten points each.
- New York Empires
- Earls Park
Answer: Footballers Wives
- Hamilton Steelheads
Answer: Power Play
20. How much do you know about the juice? No, not O.J. Simpson or steroids, actual juice. For 10 points each, name these juice brands:
- This brand name was started in 1930 as a collective of cranberry growers in 5 states and one Canadian province. Today, it's the best selling brand name of bottled juices.
Answer: Ocean Spray, Inc.
- A product of Nestle and released under the Libby's division, this brand advertises that it's 100% juice with no added sugars, sweetner, or artificial flavors.
Answer: Juicy Juice
- The National Research Corporation of Boston developed it in powder form and set up the Florida Foods Corporation label to market it to the army. The company switched to frozen concentrate and the label was bought by a larger corporation in 1960.
Answer: Minute Maid
21. For five points each, name any six of the eight divisions of races at the Breeders' Cup.
Answer: Classic, Turf, Distaff, Mile, Sprint, Juvenile, Juvenile Fillies, Filly & Mare Turf
22. Howard Stern is leaving terrestrial radio at the end of this year. For ten points each:
- This original and best Van Halen frontman is leaving his job as a New York EMT to take over for Stern in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Dallas.
Answer: David Lee Roth
- Jimmy Kimmel's co-host on The Man Show, this man takes over for Stern in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego.
Answer: Adam Carolla
- This radio conglomerate syndicated Stern before his 2005 departure, and has brought in Roth, Carolla and the notorious JACK-FM to replace the King of All Media.
Answer: Infinity Broadcasting