2004 TRASH Regionals
- For ten points each, answer these questions on American-related soccer things.
- The 12th MLS team, which will begin operating next season in Utah,
announced this as its name, a reflection of its ties with a
similarly-named Spanish team.
Answer: Real Salt Lake
- This NFL owner's apparent bid to take over Manchester United -- he
already owns nearly 30 percent of the team -- currently faces fan
protest and financing difficulties.
Answer: Malcolm Glazer
- The US advanced to the finals of CONCACAF's (kon-KA-kafs) World Cup
qualifying tournament by beating this Central American team 6-0, paced
reserve Eddie Johnson's hat trick.
- This year marks the 30th
anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons, keeping men virgins for a
generation. Answer these questions about D&D history, for ten
- Name either of the two men who produced the original Dungeons and
Dragons game in 1974.
Answer: Gary Gygax, Dave Ameson
- Dungeons and Dragons was first published by this company, which was
bought by Wizards of the Coast in 1998.
Answer: TSR or Tactical Studies Rules
- Dungeons and Dragons evolved in the early 1970s from this system of
wargaming rules, developed in the early 1970s by Gygax and Jeff Perren.
- Make sure your voice is off-key in answering these questions about karaoke in the movies, for ten points each.
- In The Cable Guy, Jim Carrey serenades Matthew Broderick and an apartment full of partygoers with this Jefferson Airplane classic.
Answer: Somebody to Love
- Cameron Diaz performs a painful "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" in this 1997 P.J. Hogan film.
Answer: My Best Friend's Wedding
- In the 2000 film Duets, Maria Bello, Andre Braugher, Scott
Speedman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis all appear at a karaoke
competition in this Midwest city.
Answer: Omaha, Nebraska
- For ten points each, name these musicians who appeared in magazine pictorials. The good kind, not the teasing Maxim crap.
- In conjunction with the 2001 release of new material on God Bless the Go-Go's, this lead singer appeared in an issue of Playboy.
Answer: Belinda Carlisleor Belinda Kurczesky
- The June 1991 issue of Playgirl features this rapper whose albums include Taste of Chocolate, Prince of Darkness, and Looks Like a Job For...
Answer: Big Daddy Kane or Antonio M. Harding
- A jealous ex-boyfriend leaked word of a 1995 appearance in Black Tail by this singer of "Breathe" and "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"
Answer: Blu Cantrell or Tiffany Cobb
- Identify these characters who bridge the gap between the two generations of Degrassi. For ten points each.
- The idea for Degrassi: The Next Generation came in 2001 when the show’s original creators realized that this girl born to 14-year-old Spike on the original Degrassi Junior High was about to enter junior high herself.
- This fedora-wearing frontman of Zit Remedy on the original Degrassi
is now raising a budding musician of his own as stepfather to future
rock star Craig on the Next Generation.
Answer: Joey Jeremiah (accept either)
- An English teacher on the original Degrassi, he has worked his way up to principal on the Next Generation.
Answer: Daniel Raditch
- For ten points each, name these Asian sex tourism destinations:
- Saturday Night Live parodied the "Whatever Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" ads with a set of fakes covering tourism in this city.
- In December 2002, Gary Glitter was deported from this country that
is favored by some pedophiles, although rumors suggest he has a found a
way to sneak back in.
- Tourists in the Philippines often go straight to this city where a
sex industry grew up to support horny Americans stationed at Clark Air
Answer: Angeles City
- Write down these NBA teams:
Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Hornets,
Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors. Given
players chosen in an NBA expansion draft, name the team that picked
them, for ten points each.
- Dell Curry, Muggsy Bogues, Rickey Green
Answer: New Orleans Hornets
- Rick Mahorn, Tyrone Corbin, Brad Lohaus
Answer: Minnesota Timberwolves
- B-J Armstrong, Ed Pinckney, Acie Earl
Answer: Toronto Raptors
- They're Canada's version of the
Avengers, meaning they save donuts from evil! Name these current or
former members of Alpha Flight, for ten points each.
- Born Jean-Paul Beaubier, this openly gay superhero and former
member of Alpha Flight and the Seperatiste movement is now part of the
- Canadian surgeon Michael Twoyoungman is this mystic who can draw
many varying magical items from his pouch, and is capable of levitation.
- Former football star Walter Langkowski did his own gamma radiation
experiment to turn himself into this 10-feet tall, 2000-pound hero
capable of lifting 70 tons.
- Identify these sports teams only found on television, for ten points each.
- The CBS series Clubhouse focuses on players and bat boys from this fictitious Big Apple baseball team.
Answer: New York Empires (more on New York)
- The one mystery of this football team on ESPN’s Playmakers was their home city.
- The final two seasons of ABC’s Coach saw Hayden Fox helm this fictional NFL expansion team.
Answer: Orlando Breakers (accept either)
- For ten points each, name these country music labels:
- Hank Williams III, LeAnn Rimes, and Tim McGraw are part of the roster of this Nashville label.
Answer: Curb Records
- Sam Phillips headed this Memphis label which was once home to Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley.
Answer: Sun Records
- Alison Krauss's Now That I've Found You went double-platinum in 1996 despite being released on this indie country label, which she signed with when she was fourteen.
Answer: Rounder Records
- As the 2004 TV movie 10-point-5 showed us, disaster movies were better in the 1970s. Identify these '70s disaster film classics for ten points each.
- An Oscar nominee for Best Picture, this 1974 disaster classic tells
of a massive fire at a colossal, poorly constructed office building.
Answer: The Towering Inferno
- Passengers struggle to survive and escape a capsized ocean liner in this 1972 Irwin Allen classic.
Answer: The Poseidon Adventure
- This 1978 Allen effort tells of a hyperactive strain of hallucination-inducing killer bees invading several American cities.
Answer: The Swarm
- Answer these related questions, for ten points each.
- In 2004, Coca-Cola announced that it would change the name of
Diet Sprite to this quirky name.
Answer: (Diet) Sprite Zero
- In this 2004 film, a serial killer is hunting down other serial
killers, and an FBI agent believes there may be more to the vigilante
than first thought. Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley star.
Answer: Suspect Zero
- This aspiring lawmaker, born Glenn Benjamin Headley, toured the
U-S in 2004, touting unlimited Internet "access for all" for $9.95 a month.
Answer: Candidate Zero
- In 2004, history was made at the U.S. Open tennis championship when
four black women reached the third round.
- For ten points, this 28-year-old Louisiana native was ranked as high as sixth
in the world in 1996. She advanced to round three with wins over Maria
Sanchez Lorenzo and Antonella Serra Zanetti.
Answer: Chanda Rubin
- For ten points, an unranked 19-year-old from Compton, this unknown
advanced to the third round by upsetting veteran Magdalena Maleeva.
Answer: Angela Haynes
- It was certain that four black woman would not advance to the
fourth round, as two of the four faced off in round three. Five points
each, name the two black players who faced each other.
Answer: Venus Williams, Chanda Rubin
- For ten points each, name these actors paired with Martin Lawrence in cop movies:
- He played Lawrence's partner in Bad Boys.
Answer: Will Smith
- In Big Momma's House, Lawrence is teamed with this actor who appears in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and American Splendor.
Answer: Paul Giamatti
- Well, okay, they're not cops, they're just security guards who want to be cops in National Security. Lawrence's partner is this lead guitarist of the Wonders in That Things You Do who played convict Wayne Wayne Wayne, Jr. in Happy, Texas.
Answer: Steve Zahn
- In 2003, Mandy Moore released an album of cover songs called Coverage. And unlike Britney, Christina or Jessica, these didn’t suck. For ten points each:
- Showing some range and an eclectic streak, Moore opened the album
with the song “Senses Working Overtime” by this ‘80s British pop group.
- She also tackles Carole King in this 1971 #1 hit that was the flip-side of “It’s Too Late.”
Answer: I Feel the Earth Move
- Not featured on Coverage was Moore's collaboration with Michael Stipe on a version of this Beach Boys classic for the movie Saved!
Answer: God Only Knows
- Identify these TV series that used Beatles tunes as their theme songs, for ten points each.
- This Brett Butler sitcom used an Aretha Franklin remake of “Lady Madonna” as its theme for its first season.
Answer: Grace Under Fire
- This ABC drama about a teen with Down’s Syndrome used the Beatles’ “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” as its theme.
Answer: Life Goes On
- Joe Cocker’s version of “With a Little Help From My Friends” was the theme for this Fred Savage sitcom.
Answer: The Wonder Years
- Identify these U-S presidents. Note, this information comes from The Onion: Our Dumb Century.
- For five points, this president ordered stepped up bombing raids on the New York Times, vetoed the Federal Love and Happiness Act and was arrested in connection with a Washington break-in.
Answer: Richard Nixon
- For ten points, this man ordered Marlon Brando to gain 250 pounds,
unveiled a statue honoring the nation's Bettys and vowed to score an
eagle at Congressional's infamous 14th hole.
Answer: Dwight Eisenhower
- For fifteen points, this president promised to issue every man a
snappy straw hat and appealed for calm after heels were kicked up
across the nation.
Answer: Calvin Coolidge
- Perhaps Canada would have done
better in baseball at the 2004 Olympics if it had real major leaguers
on its roster. Name these current Canadians in the majors, for ten
- Now with the Saint Louis Cardinals, this outfielder and British
Columbia native was the 1997 National League Most Valuable Player with the Colorado Rockies.
Answer: Larry Walker
- This native of Anola, Manitoba has manned the hot corner -- that’s
third base for you greenhorns, for the Minnesota Twins since 1998.
Answer: Corey Koskie
- Sidetracked by injuries since 2001, this British Columbia native
and Texas Ranger made the All-Star Game as a middle reliever and rookie
in 1999, and had 28 saves in his lone season as a closer in 2001.
Answer: Jeff Zimmerman
- Identify these poker variations that are not no-limit Texas hold em,
for ten points each.
- You are dealt seven cards, and from those make a five card hand and
a two card hand that must be the lower of the two hands. The object is
to beat the dealer's two hands. Some versions use the joker to complete
straight and flushes.
Answer: Pai Gow Poker
- This game is a lot like 7 Card Stud, but the winning player is
the one who creates the worst five-card hand.
- The game begins with each player being dealt four cards. Five
community cards are then dealt. The player that creates the best
five-card hand from two dealt and three community cards wins.
- For ten points each, given a gay cast member, give either the location or the season number of The Real World.
- Pedro Zamora.
Answer: San Francisco or 3
- Justin Deabler.
Answer: Hawaii or 8
- Dan Renzi.
Answer: Miami or 5
- For ten points each, answer
these questions about unusual electoral indicators which may or may not
have held true in 2004 (this question being written prior to the
- Since moving to their current home in the 1930s, when this NFL team
has won in the home game before the election the incumbent wins. If
they lose, the
incumbent does, too.
Answer: Washington Redskins (accept either)
- According to the folks who make the True Mirror (the only mirror
that doesn't show you in reverse image), only 3 men who had this head
feature on the
right side have become President. Bush and Kerry both have theirs on
Answer: hair part
- Getting back to sports, the last 4 times this NBA team won the
title during an election year -- 1972, 1980, 1988, and 2000 --
Republicans have won.
Answer: Los Angeles Lakers (accept just Lakers, prompt
- Snoop Dogg and video games, for ten points each.
- The Snoopster appears as himself in this Activision game, which
concerns Nick Kang taking out Russian and Chinese mercenaries in the
City of Angels.
Answer: True Crime: Streets of L.A.
- Snoop appears as himself in the holiday release Fight for New York, a sequel to this popular fighting game.
Answer: Def Jam Vendetta
- Snoop's music is also featured in this racing sequel, subtitled A Spec.
Answer: Gran Turismo 3