1. Jewel by Bret Lott. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen. The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage. A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons. Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Paradise by Toni Morrison. These are all works read, for ten points, for what TV-based literary movement, run by a talk show host?
     Answer: OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB
  2. (AUDIO) Two Answers Required for this Audio tossup. For ten points, name that tune AND the artist.
  3. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1966, this man holds the Georgia Bulldog single-season record for tackles for a defensive lineman. Drafted by the L.A. Rams in 1990, he roomed with fellow grappler Kevin Greene but was released during the preseason. After winning a title with the World League’s Sacramento Surge in 1992, he played three seasons with the Falcons before quitting due to injuries in 1994. Soon after, he was discovered by Lex Luger and Sting, and his first match was a 1997 win over Hugh Morrus. For ten points name this master of the spear and jackhammer, whose unbeaten streak culminated in winning the WCW World Title from Hulk Hogan in 1998.
     Answer: Bill GOLDBERG
  4. Built pursuant to Starfleet Defense Directive 138.6, it includes a great deal of experimental technology. Its warp drive uses Keltrinium, whose properties allow the drive to be micronized. Its anti-proton beam has an output of 24 terawatts, the most powerful starship-mounted weapon ever. It also has layered shields, whose composition and functioning is mostly classified. It also has a Romulan-designed cloaking device, but adheres to the Algeron Treaty by being an experimental escort and not an exploratory ship. This all describes, for ten points, what 24th century ship with Federation Registry Number NX-74205, currently stationed at Deep Space Nine?
     Answer: USS DEFIANT
  5. When we first meet him, he's a resident of the Subura on the Esquiline Hill. His son, Eco, is a mute boy he adopted. His favorite slave, later his wife, is Bethesda. The first case we see of his has him helping a young Cicero successfully defend a man charged with parricide. For ten points, this describes what fictional detective of Roman times, created by Steven Saylor in his Roma Sub Rosa series, nicknamed "The Finder"?
     Answer: GORDIANUS
  6. Its singer performed at Woodstock but was looking to shed her clean folk singer image. She recorded this tune in 1971, and it spent three weeks at number one despite being banned in several major cities, due to its content which was in no way illicit but which was highly suggestive. For ten points name this song by Melanie, featured in the movie Boogie Nights, and whose title object might fit the singer's brand new pair of roller skates.
     Answer: BRAND NEW KEY
  7. The Burgermeister Meisterburger will become president. He'll outlaw toys and laughter and get oral sex from Monica Lewinski. The depletion of the ozone layer will cause so much brain damage Pia Zadora will make a comeback. Keeping up this gag won't be a problem, as the show will be cancelled in favor of an infomercial about menstrual cramps. For ten points, all this will happen when, as predicted by Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter?
     Answer: IN THE YEAR 2000
  8. Guy Lafleur wins the first of three consecutive NHL scoring titles. Bob McAdoo wins the last of three straight NBA scoring titles. The ABA merges four of its clubs into the NBA. Mark Fidrych is named American League Rookie of the Year. Tony Dorsett wins the Heisman Trophy. The Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers join the NFL. All these events happened in, for ten points, what year, which also saw the Reds sweep the Yankees to win their second straight World Series?
     Answer: 1976
  9. The current lineup is Sean Kelly, Justin Cary, Dale Baker, Matt Slocum and Leigh Nash, and their albums include The Fatherless & The Widow, This Beautiful Mess, and Tickets For A Prayer Wheel. Their current self-titled release lost the Best Rock Gospel Grammy to Ashley Cleveland, but theyıve enjoyed more commercial success in 1999, thanks to song placements on Dawsonıs Creek and in Sheıs All That. For ten points name this band which takes its name from a paraphrased quote in C.S. Lewisıs Mere Christianity, and whose breakout single is ³Kiss Me.²
  10. Bill Cosby's stand-in on The Cosby Show for three years. Gang Member #2 in Ragtime. Mickey the taxi dispatcher in Betsy's Wedding. Robby Jackson in Patriot Games. Stacks Edwards in GoodFellas. Mister Senor Love Daddy in Do the Right Thing. Gator Purify in Jungle Fever. Wes Lugar in Loaded Weapon 1. Ray Arnold in Jurassic Park. The Rev. Fred Sultan in The Great White Hype. All these characters were played by, for ten points, what actor, whose new role is as Mace Windu?
     Answer: Samuel L. JACKSON
  11. By the end of his senior season in 1981, this quarterback set or tied 70 NCAA records, including most touchdown passes in a season with 47, and career quarterback rating with 156.9. As a pro, he’s the only quarterback in Super Bowl history to score more than one rushing touchdown, doing so in his first Super Bowl appearance. He retired following his last Super Bowl appearance, backing up Brett Favre in Green Bay in 1996. For ten points name this BYU product, who led the Bears to victory in Super Bowl 20, and made headbands a fashion statement.
     Answer: Jim McMAHON
  12. He originally lived at 142 Boulder Avenue in Gravel Town before moving to his current home town. In high school he was a member of the Betta Slatta Gamma fraternity. He favors Rock Toasties for breakfast. In his professional life he's moved around a bit, working as a furniture repossessor, a detective, a travel agent, and at a quarry. He may also be sterile, as he and his wife had to adopt an abandoned child to have a kid. This is some of the prehistoric bio of, for ten points, what TV character and best friend of Fred Flintstone?
     Answer: BARNEY or RUBBLE
  13. Debbie is an ad exec who sells her video date to her roommate. Andy is the Sensitive Ponytail Man. Bailey is a maitre'd who has no luck with women. Linda is an environmentalist who values her garage door opener above all other things. Steve is a transportation engineer whose lifelong dream is the Supertrain. Janet spends her time trying to sort our her relationship with Cliff, front man for the band Citizen Dick. They all appear, for ten points, in what 1992 film by Cameron Crowe about young people seeking love in Seattle?
     Answer: SINGLES
  14. Baby's 50's-Style Diner in State College, Pennsylvania. Jean Louis David hairstyling parlor in downtown Manhattan. The Internet-based eToys. The Maine Lobster House. The 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. For a brief time, the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, until consumer demand forced its maligned rival to be accepted for payment. For ten points what card is featured exclusively at these stores and places, the card that's "everywhere that you want to be."
     Answer: VISA
  15. In 1998, he joined Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and William Styron as the only authors to top both the New York Times Fiction and Non-Fiction Best-Seller lists. He topped the fiction list with the mystery novel Where Is Joe Merchant?, and later co-authored two children's books, The Jolly Man and Trouble Dolls, with daughter Savannah Jane. For ten points name this singer, songwriter, and author, who topped the Non-Fiction charts with his autobiography, A Pirate Looks at 50.
     Answer: Jimmy BUFFETT
  16. Scars make it look like he was shot in the spine, but with no ill effect other than five months recuperating. During the course of the film, he handles a head on collision, getting hit by a limo, losing his wife to a heroin overdose, having two toes crushed with a sledgehammer, and various beatings. All in the pursuit of getting $70,000 back from the Outfit--or Syndicate, using his term--that he rightfully stole. So goes the on screen exploits of, for ten points, what single-named character played by Mel Gibson in Payback?
     Answer: PORTER
  17. The name's the same. The book by Paul Watkins is about logging and eco-terrorism in the north woods of Maine. The book by Robert Harris is about an Oxford prof who stumbles upon a cache of Stalin's personal papers. For ten points, give the shared one word title of these novels, which share their name with the English name of Russia's main White Sea port.
     Answer: ARCHANGEL
  18. He began his film career as a production assistant at age 22, and got his first chance at moviemaking by working as a producer on Fear Strikes Out and To Kill A Mockingbird. His directing debut was 1969's The Sterile Cuckoo, and recent films include The Pelican Brief, and The Devil's Own. For ten points name this director of such award-winning films as Klute and All the President's Men, who was killed in an auto accident in 1998.
     Answer: Alan J. PAKULA
  19. Whatever happened to Preparations A thru G? If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose? So what's the speed of dark? Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food? After eating, do amphibians need to wait an hour before getting OUT of the water? Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections? If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them? These are some of the "isms" of, for ten points, what droll-sounding comic?
     Answer: Steven WRIGHT
  20. A college student named Pigman spends the entire film trying to prove the Caine-Hackman Theory, in which somewhere in the world, a movie starring either Gene Hackman or Michael Caine is always playing on TV. The film centers on the Pit, which came into existence after the university banned frats in 1967, and its attempts to destroy Dean Thompson, the Establishments, the Causeheads, and Balls and Shaft. For ten points name this 1994 Hart Bochner film, a 1990s take of Animal House featuring David Spade and Jeremy Piven, now a staple on Comedy Central.
     Answer: P.C.U.
  21. ABC described this detective drama as a stylish, glamorous, action/adventure series packed with beautiful women, stunning sets, and freewheeling adventure. On this show, a millionaire's son, living in California to handle his family's off-shore oil drilling operations, devoted all his time to his hobby: detective work. Rewards included the Mercedes 380SL convertible he raced around with to solve cases. For ten points name this 1982-1985 show, starring Lee Horsley as the title detective.
     Answer: MATT HOUSTON