1. Name these NHL hockey awards for the stated number of points.
    1. [5] Red Wings, is presented to the NHL's most outstanding defenseman.
       Answer: James NORRIS TROPHY
    2. [5] Named for the late general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, this trophy is awarded to the most outstanding defensive forward.
       Answer: Frank SELKE TROPHY
    3. [10] Named for a former coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, this trophy is given to the NHL's best coach.
       Answer: Jack ADAMS TROPHY
    4. [10] Named for a former Canadian prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner, this award, selected by the NHL Players Association, is presented to the season's most outstanding player.
       Answer: Lester PEARSON Award (Note: The Hart Trophy, which is also an MVP award, is selected by the Pro Hockey Writers Association)
  2. William Gibson is the cyberpunk movement's premier novelist- but he's also one hell of a short story writer. Identify these Gibson short stories for the stated number of points.
    1. 5) Made into a crappy movie starring Keanu Reaves, this story is about a man who rents out space inside his head for secure data storage. He runs into problems with the Yakuza, but is saved by a cybernetic warrior and a telepathic dolphin.
      ANS: _Johnny Mnemonic_
    2. 10) This story, about a one-armed hoodlum and a data pirate inspired by a wannabe actress named Rikki to rip off a mob-connected drug dealer and madam, gives its name to the title of Gibson's first short story anthology.
      ANS: _Burning Chrome_
    3. 15) One of Gibson's most anthologized stories, this story is about a photographer charged with photographing Futurist architecture and who temporarily becomes trapped in an alternate world where all those "World of Tomorrow!" cliches come true.
      ANS: The _Gernsback Continuum_
  3. The "Illuminatus!" trilogy is one of the classics of surreal sex- and drug- heavy sci-fi romps, and definitely one of those books that too many people take too seriously- or do they? Identify these things from that series for the stated number of points.
    1. (5, 5) For five points each, name the authors of the "Illuminatus!" trilogy.
      ANS: Robert _Shea_ and Robert Anton _Wilson_
    2. 10) Based as it is on James Joyce's "Ulysses," it's impossible to pick a "hero" of the story, but if you were to try, this half Italian, half Norwegian, vaguely anarchosyndicalist tycoon with his own personal luxury submarine might be it.
      ANS: _Hagbard_ and/or _Celine_
    3. 10) Hagbard Celine and his fellow folk aboard his submarine worship this deity.
      ANS: _Eris_ (prompt on Discordia, accept Mavis if the answerer is sure that Mavis is actually Eris in some way)
  4. Have some recent TV ads been giving you pause? You know that person in the ad, but what's his or her name? Given a description of the commercial, name the actor or actress for ten points each. If you need another role, you'll only receive five points.
    1. (10) In a PSA for Partnership for a Drug-Free America, this actress decimates a ton of glassware to demonstrate the effects of heroin. (5) She's the book geek turned prom queen in the 1999 film She's All That.
       Answer: Rachel Leigh COOK
    2. (10) In a Bud Light spot, this actor discovers a discreet cabal of husbands watching football and drinking beer under a rack of dresses while their wives shop. (5) He plays Jack on Will and Grace.
       Answer: Sean HAYES
    3. (10) On a snowy landscape, he gets out of a Jeep and knocks on Santa's door to protest a broken toy. (5) He plays the young Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace.
       Answer: Jake LLOYD
  5. The National Football League first adopted divisional play in 1967, splitting its 16 teams into four divisions. For some reason, the names of those first four divisions began with the letter "C." for five points each, and a 10 point bonus for all four, "C" if you can name those four divisions, which disappeared following the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.
     Answer: CAPITOL, CENTURY, CENTRAL, COASTAL
  6. 40-30-20-10-1 Give the first name
    1. [40] Name it right now
    2. [30] On the TV show ALF, it is the name of Melmac's chief god.
    3. [20] It's the first name of the actor who played Ernie Douglas on My Three Sons, as well as the actor who plays Detective Steve Sloan on Diagnosis: Murder.
    4. [10] It's also the first name of the actor who played Greg on the Brady Bunch
    5. [1] It's the real first name of singer/songwriter Barry Manilow.
       Answer: BARRY
  7. Name the actor or actress given a soap role for ten points each. If you need a more familiar fact about them, you'll only receive five points.
    1. 10: This actress played Belle Bodelle, cellmate of Erica Kane, on All My Children in 1984. 5: On the big screen, she won an Oscar for her role as Libby in Misery, and was nominated for an Oscar for playing Libby in Primary Colors.
       Answer: Kathy BATES
    2. 10: He played Snapper Foster on The Young and the Restless in the early 1980s. 5: In 1989, he was named most popular recording artist in Germany and sang his European hit "Freedom" from atop the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve.
       Answer: David HASSLEHOfor F pointsT: 10: She played Betsey Stewart Montgomery Andropolous on As The World Turns from 1982 to 1984. 5: Her recent screen credits include You've Got Mail, Courage Under Fire, Addicted To Love, and City of Angels.
       Answer: Meg RYAN
  8. Eight schools have won NCAA Division One menís basketball title without winning national titles in any other menís sports. No points for two, 5 points for 3, 10 for 4, 15 for 5, 20 for 6, 25 for 7, and 30 for 8, name these schools. Hint: three schools are in Conference USA, while the other schools are in the Big East, ACC, SEC, Midwest Collegiate Conference, and Atlantic 10.
     Answer: LOUISVILLE, MARQUETTE, CINCINNATI, GEORGETOWN, LA SALLE, KENTUCKY, NORTH CAROLINA STATE, LOYOLA-ILLINOIS (more specific on "Loyola")
  9. Name these actors who are members of the Church of Scientology for the stated number of points.
    1. for five points, you'd know him as Medic Wade in Saving Private Ryan, Pete in the new film version of The Mod Squad, or as Frank Buffay, Jr. On Friends.
       Answer: Giovanni (Vonni) RIBISI
    2. for ten points, this British actress plays Major Sarah McKenzie on TV's JAG.
       Answer: Catherine BELL
    3. for 15 points, this actor's best known for his role as Raj on What's Happening!!
       Answer: Ernest THOMAS
  10. Name these Joel Schumacher-directed films for the stated number of points.
    1. (5) Michael Douglas is a white-collar geek who snaps while in a traffic jam and takes matters into his own hands in this 1993 film.
       Answer: FALLING DOWN
    2. (10) Mr. T plays a Beltway taxi driver who learns a little self- respect in this 1984 comedy.
       Answer: D.C. CAB
    3. (15) Two distant relatives-by marriage meet at a wedding, become friends, then become more than that in this 1989 film, well-received by critics despite the double handicap of having both Ted Danson and Sean Young in starring roles.
       Answer: COUSINS
  11. What if they held a World Cup of American Football and nobody gave a ratís ass? Eight nations have been invited to compete in the first ever American Football World Cup this summer. One of those teams, natch, is the U.S. No points for 1, 5 points for 2, 10 for 3, 15 for 4, 20 for 5, 25 for 6, and 30 for 7, name the other seven countries who will compete in this first-ever World Cup.
     Answer: CANADA, MEXICO, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ITALY, FINLAND, SWEDEN
  12. (AUDIO) Name these 70s and 80s movies given a year and soundbite from the film for the stated number of points.
    1. (5) 1984
       Answer: The NATURAL
    2. (10) 1986
       Answer: PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
    3. (15) 1978
       Answer: HEAVEN CAN WAIT
  13. 30-20-10 Name the actor.
    1. (30) A chess hustler in his youth, this actor was prevented from playing postal chess by FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover, for fear that his chess moves were a secret code.
    2. (20) His first major film role was as a gangster in 1932's Three on a Match, and his last role was as an unemployed reporter in 1956's The Harder They Fall.
    3. (10) He earned his Oscar for 1951's The African Queen.
       Answer: Humphrey BOGART
  14. Christian heavy metal band, Star Trek episode, both or neither? Given a name, tell me if it's the name of a Christian heavy metal band, an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, both or neither for five points each.
    1. Redemption
       Answer: TREK
    2. Deliverance
       Answer: METAL
    3. Edge of Forever
       Answer: METAL
    4. Homeward
       Answer: TREK
    5. Mass Appeal
       Answer: NEITHER (Jack Lemmon movie)
    6. Vengeance Rising
       Answer: METAL
  15. Alan Dershowitz recently itemized the Top 10 Legal Blunders of the century for George magazine. Answer the following questions about them, for ten points each:
    1. This man, says Dershowitz, committed both the biggest and second-biggest legal blunders of the century, in his role as lawyer to Bill Clinton's in the Paula Jones case.
       Answer: Paul BENNETT
    2. This Navy Intelligence analyst, accused of spying for Israel in 1987, made his mistake by not fighting the charges. His loss is Dershowitz's gain -- he's currently representing him in related litigation.
       Answer: Jonathan POLLARD
    3. Dershowitz blames a large number of problems on the 1937 Tax Act on this substance, whose official disapproval been canonized in many laws since.
       Answer: MARIJUANA (NOTE: A related legal blunder in the article is the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Act)
  16. How well do you know your favorite films? Given a famous quote from a movie, name the film for ten points each. If you need the year the film was released and the director, you'll only receive five points.
    1. (10) I have one word for you Benjamin: plastics. (5) 1967, Mike Nichols
       Answer: THE GRADUATE
    2. (10) You either surf or you fight. (5) 1979, Francis Ford Coppola
       Answer: APOCALYPSE NOW
    3. (10) As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again. (5) 1939, Victor Fleming
       Answer: GONE WITH THE WIND
  17. Name these country music bands for ten points each.
    1. The first band inducted into the Grand Old Opry in 14 years, this group's latest album is Unbelievable.
       Answer: DIAMOND RIO
    2. This Mark Miller-led group, which was 1984's Band of the Year on TV's Star Search, have chartered 16 gold albums since 1984, including their latest release, Drive Me Wild.
       Answer: SAWYER BROWN
    3. Their latest album, Off the Record, features this quartet's 41 #1 country hits, including 40-Hour Week and Down Home.
       Answer: ALABAMA
  18. Given an event from the theme song of Car 54, Where Are You?, name where in New York it was happening in for ten points each.
    1. This borough was "breaking out in fights"
       Answer: BROOKLYN
    2. The traffic jam which was backed up to Jackson Heights started in what neighborhood?
       Answer: HARLEM
    3. Kruschchev was due at what airport?
       Answer: IDLEWILD (do not accept LaGuardia or JFK)
  19. Given the name of a beer, identify its country of origin for ten points each
    1. Grolsch
       Answer: THE NETHERLANDS or HOLLAND
    2. Carlsberg
       Answer: DENMARK
    3. Kingfisher
       Answer: INDIA
  20. 70's story songs are a trend that no one should be nostalgic for...unless they want 30 points on this bonus. Given lyrics, ID the writer of each story song for 15 points each. If you need the song's title, you'll get 5.
    1. (15) So mark his grave well, for kentucky loved him/born and raised a pauper, I guess life just bugged him." (5) The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-1934)
       Answer: Elton JOHN
    2. (15) From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia, rode a boy with a sixgun in his hand and his age and his size took the tellers by surprise.. (5) The Ballad of Billy the Kid
       Answer: Billy JOEL
  21. Mankind has a an ability to laugh at tragedy that borders on the obscene. ID the punchlines of two of the more tasteless jokes of our century, for 15 points each:
    1. What kind of beer is an Ed Gein beer?
       Answer: A beer with NO HEAD (acc. Close equivalents)
    2. What color were Christa McAuliffe's eyes?
       Answer: BLUE -- ONE BLEW THIS WAY AND ONE BLEW THAT WAY (acc. Close equivalents)