1. Some see him as a Jesus figure because he adopts the last name "Carpenter" and because he recovers after being shot and killed. He leaves the solution to the N-body problem as a signal to Professor Bernhardt that his message is worth hearing, but he is interpreted as threat, first when he takes out a device that he intends as a gift to humanity and again when turns off all electrical power in the world. For ten points, name this character played by Michael Rennie, an envoy of peace is accompanied by the robot Gort in the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still.
2. According to this author's official Web site, among his favorite books are A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Bourne Identity and The Elements of Style. Born in 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire, this Amherst College grad worked as a teacher at Philips Exeter Academy before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, Digital Fortress, was a best-selling E-Book of 1998, while his next novel, Deception Point, continued his run at techno-thriller success. For ten points, name this author responsible for such best-selling drivel as Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code.
3. When he won first major in 1997, he beat three former champs: Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Sergi Bruguera. He was the first South American to end the year atop the ATP rankings, doing so in 2000 after beating Pete Sampras and Andrei Agassi in back-to-back matches at the Tennis Masters Cup. In 2004 he foiled Roger Federer's Grand Slam bid, with a straight set win at the French Open. Fitting, given that all three of his Grand Slam titles were won at Roland Garros. For ten points, name this Brazilian known to his countrymen as "Guga."
4. He had a liver transplant in 1998 and gave speeches during his band's 2004 concerts promoting organ donation. His 2005 book Searching for the Sound is the only book about that band written by a member. He's toured with members of Phish, Gov't Mule and Little Feat in recent years, but he's best-known for the last 30 years as the bassist for a band originally known as The Warlocks. For ten points, identify this member of the Grateful Dead.
5. He has a bachelor's in engineering and computer science from San Diego State and a master's in computer science from Stanford. He was a first lieutenant in the Marines, where he went to spotter-sniper school. A certified instructor in Krav Magna hand-to-hand combat defense, he was a systems validation analyst for Transmeta Corporation before joining his most recent employer, where he was his location's deputy director and special agent in charge before getting arrested for treason when he comprimised national security trying to save his wife from Cordelia virus terrorist Stephen Saunders. Divorced and likely reconciled with fellow CTU agent Michelle Dessler, name, for ten points, this supporting character played by Carlos Bernard on 24.
6. Among the latest versions of this game to hit stores include Junior, for ages 7 and up, and Junior Plus Second Edition, for ages 9 and up. The game comes with a card tray and two sets of cards: red and green. The red cards name a person, place, thing or event, while the green cards feature a characteristic. The judge reads a green card, and players must slap down their choice of red cards for that characteristic. Some juicy choices and comparisons are bound to be created in, for ten points, what popular party game from Out of the Box Publishing?
7. Its namesake was a Bellefonte lawyer and Union brigadier general who served as his state's governor from 1887 to 1891. Opened in 1960, its first game saw the home team shut out Boston University, 20-0. The second-largest stadium in its conference, more than 97,000 people crowded this stadium to see the home team fall to Michigan, 34-8, in 1997. Only two head coaches have helmed the home team in this stadium, Rip Engle and Joe Paterno. For ten points, name this home to the Penn State Nittany Lion football team.
8. Published in November 2004, its author claims it needed to be written because the prequel was penned before the Information/Knowledge Worker Age. The author encourages readers to develop their own voices, inspire others and create a workplace where people feel engaged. This includes establishing trust, searching for third alternatives and developing a shared vision. For ten points, name this sequel to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, whose mantra is "find your voice and inspire others to find theirs".
9. A friend of John Sayles at Williams College, this actor is also a graduate of the Ringling Brothers Clown College in Florida. He made his film debut in 1980 in Sayles' Return of the Secaucus 7, and earned his first critical acclaim as Wesley in Silkwood. 1992 was a banner year for this actor, thanks to roles as Ira Lowenstein in A League of Their Own, Whistler in Sneakers and Mack Laflin in Bob Roberts. Pierce Patchett in L.A. Confidential, this is, for ten points, what acclaimed supporting actor, who earned raves in one of his first starring roles, playing Edward R. Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck?
10. He is producing the mid-season show What About Brian but didn't have his bounty hunter series The Catch picked up for 2005-06. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he started off writing films like Regarding Henry and Armageddon before moving to TV. He composed the theme music to his first two shows and got his first director's credit for a two-part episode of his first show, Felicity. Name, for ten points, this TV producer best known for his work on Alias and Lost.
11. Members of this rock group include drummer Sub Sonic, rhythm guitarist Kabuki, fire breather Fire Bird and lead singer Fowl Mouth, who once worked as a fishmonger at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Among their alleged hit singles are "Bob Your Head," "Cross the Road," "Nice Box" and "One Arm Bandit." The band looks a little too much like Slipknot, sparking dueling lawsuits between Slipknot and Burger King over trademark disputes. For ten points, name this fictitious band created in 2005 to promote Burger King's Chicken Fries.
12. Although it was never a huge hit in the United States, peaking at #50 on the Billboard charts, it was considered its artist's American breakthrough, as it continued to sell steadily for two years and raised her visibility considerably. In 1993, Uwe Vandrai sued the artist for a songwriting credit on a song based on his obsessive letters; he committed suicide before the case went to trial. Among the standout tracks are "Hold On," a song about a dying lover, and "Ice Cream," a light love song. For ten points, name this Sarah McLachlan album whose best-known track was the single "Possession."
13. She left a suicide note for whomever might find her body saying she wanted to be "cremated as cheaply as possible and immediately thrown away." A speed addict for ten years, she ironically faced opposition on her job as a private school headmistress because she'd expelled some students for marijuana use. For ten points, name this convicted murderer, infamous for her failed suicide and for killing her lover, Scarsdale Diet creator Dr. Herman Tarnower, in 1980.
14. Founded in 1950, this team has retired the No. 26 in honor of its fans. Winner of the inaugural Japan Series, it was originally owned by the Mainchi newspaper company but now is under the aegis of a candy company. Notable players from their past include Hideki Irabu and Julio Franco. Formerly known as the Orions, they adopted their current nickname in 1992 and hit it big this season thanks to Toshiaki Imae, Matt Franco and Benny Agbayani. For ten points, name this team that won the 2005 Japan Series under manager Bobby Valentine.
15. The Vanilla Ice vehicle Cool As Ice was loosely based on this film, whose title references a book by psychiatrist Robert Lindner. Considered cursed because of the suicide of cast member Nick Adams and the tragic death of three of its leads, this Nicholas Ray-directed classic included Jim Backus as the protagonist's father and Dennis Hopper in an early role. For ten points, name this 1955 film starring Sal Mineo, Natalie Wood and James Dean.
16. Although a device making it was separately patented by Italian immigrant Italo Machiony in 1903, its invention is usually dated to the following year when the Syrian "zalabia" was adapted to a new use at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. Ernst Hamwi supposedly helped a fellow vendor who was running out of dishes by rolling up a pastry baked in a waffle iron to create, for ten points, what now common method of serving a certain chilled treat?
17. Her likes include goaty little men, scandalous grafitti and dictating her children's sexual encounters. Her dislikes include she-wolf like prostitutes, backtalk from the kiddies and dining with the help. For ten points, name this sceming matron who knows that a "large penis is always welcome," a character played with relish by Polly Walker on HBO's Rome.
18. They were originally known as the Disco 3. Consisting of Prince Markie Dee, Kool Rock-Ski and Buffy the Human Beat Box, they hit the Billboard pop charts in 1987 (after three albums and a greatest hits compilation!) with a remake of the Surfaris' Wipe Out. Their acute popularity got them the lead in the movie Disorderlies opposite Ralph Bellamy, but faded as the public grew tired of a band that traded on a gimmick more than musical innovation. In 1995, Buffy died at 28 of heart failure aggravated by obesity. For ten points, name this group of overweight males.
19. Released in 2001, it is heavily influenced by Hong Kong films, and frequently features the main character doing John Woo-style bulletdodges, where he jumps through the air while continuing to shoot. Though it's from a Finnish game developer, you won't find references to Lemminkainen or the Sampo, though you do find the Aesir Corporation, assassinated DEA agent Alex Baldur and a computer network called Yggdrasil. A sequel to this game featured "The Fall of" the main character, while a promised third sequel hasn't materialized. For ten points, name the game created by Remedy Entertainment whose main character is "A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, and now hunted by the police and the mob."
20. A story arc on the soap opera Port Charles was named for this song. Written by Ed Cobb, it was first recorded by Marc Bolan's paramour and the father of his son Rolan, Gloria Jones. Among the artists who have covered it are Bad Religion, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Marilyn Manson, who released it as a single in 2003. Proclaiming the singer's desire to "run away" from the pain an unnamed lover "drives into the heart of me," this is, for ten points, what landmark synthpop single most famously performed by Soft Cell?
21. Among the many women he courted included Juanita the waitress, Hilda May and Miss Rosemary. A resident of 411 Elm Street, his middle name is given as Milton at his high school reunion, but he insists his middle initial is "P". A cousin of the main character, he moved to Raleigh to join the police department there, and was briefly replaced by Warren Ferguson. For ten points name this Don Knotts character, who always carried one bullet in his shirt packet during this tenure as deputy of Mayberry.