Sunday Special - 20 Questions
Sunday Special - 20 Questions
1. This single-celled animal has a name that means 'change', and ultimately
is derived from the ancient Greek. Name it!
a. - Euglena
b. - Diatom
c. - Paramecium
d. - Amoeba
2. Before and After: If an angry boxer named Jake Lamotta, portrayed by
Robert De Niro, suddenly found himself playing for a Double AA baseball team
alongside 'Crash' Davis and 'Nuke' Laloosh, portrayed by Kevin Costner and
Tim Robbins, respectively, what would this new movie be called?
3. Which famed film star starred in his first feature-length film, 'The
Kid', in 1921?
4. Under which Disneyland attraction will you find a basketball court?
a. - Sleeping Beauty's castle
b. - Space Mountain
c. - Pirates of the Caribbean
d. - Matterhorn
5. In the wonderful book called 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.
Frankweiler' by E. L. Konigsburg, two children run away from home. In which
New York City landmark do they take refuge?
a. - Statue of Liberty
b. - Lincoln Center
c. - Metropolitan Museum of Art
d. - Empire State Building
6. The famous duo of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar
Hammerstein collaborated on a total 11 musicals. Which musical was their
first to debut on stage?
a. - State Fair
b. - Oklahoma!
c. - The King and I
d. -The Sound of Music
7. A goat and a fever are named for this famed mountain range located
8. Which great city was captured by Muhammad II, Sultan of Turkey, in 1453?
a. - Constantinople
b. - Jerusalem
c. - Baghdad
d. - Mecca
9. Knickerbocker Glory, blancmange and croquembouche are all three examples
of what type of comestible item?
a. - Mixed drink
b. - Dessert
c. - Bread / Cake
d. - Seafood dish
10. This German-American pioneer of photography was the key influence in the
Pictorial Movement. Married to a famed American painter of flowers, who was
this giant of photography?
a. - Edward Weston
b. - Edward Steichen
c. - Alfred Stieglitz
d. - Eadweard Muybridge
11. What is the precise name of the novel in which the characters Peter,
Susan, Edmund and Lucy appear?
12. The 1988 Oscar-winning film 'Rain Man' featured the journey of two
brothers, Charlie and Raymond Babbitt, from Cincinnati to which U.S. city?
a. - San Francisco
b. - Los Angeles
c. - Las Vegas
d. - Reno
13. The 2003 Pulitzer Prize for music was awarded to which classical
composer for his wonderful chorale work called 'On the Transmigration of
Souls', dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001?
a. - Philip Glass
b. - William Thomas
c. - Carol Oja
d. - John Adams
14. This famed individual of French history is sometimes called 'La
Pucelle'. To whom am I referring?
a. - Louis XIV
b. - Joan of Arc
c. - Napoleon
d. - Louis Pasteur
15. Some suggest that Jesus was illegitimately born of Mary and a Roman
soldier based on a name occasionally attached to his name in literature.
What is this attached 'cat-like' name?
a. - Lionides
b. - Panthera
c. - Tigerius
d. - Leoparda
16. In physics, which word is used to describe a force acting upon a body
moving in a circular motion towards a center?
a. - Catoptric
b. - Centrifugal
c. - Centripetal
d. - Coriolis
17. Candy canes were originally shaped in a hooked fashion so that they
would resemble the instruments carried by what group ?
18. Players in this sport must stand behind an 'oche line' prior to tossing
their projectiles. Which sport uses such a line?
a. - Javelin toss
b. - Discus
c. - Hammer throw
d. - Darts
19. This chef's television show features quick and easy meals prepared for a
seemingly endless number of friends....
a. - Bobby Flay
b. - Emeril Lagasse
c. - Jamie Oliver
d. - Rachael Ray
20. From which Asian language does the term 'bong', referring to a water
pipe which is used to smoke both licit and illicit items, come?
a. - Japanese
b. - Vietnamese
c. - Thai
d. - Chinese
1. - d
2. Raging bull Durham
3. Charlie Chaplin
4. - d
5. - c
6. - b
7. Rocky Mountains
8. - a
9. - b
10. - c
11. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
12. - b
13. - d
14. - b
15. - b
16. - c
18. - d
19. - c
20. - c
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi