Questions from December 8th

I’m obviously running late again. Sorry; finals. My last one’s due on Wednesday, so we’ll be back to normal next week.

Answers are below the jump.

Round 1: Pop Culture

Who plays Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s new film about the former South African president?

Round 2: Literature- First Lines of Novels

What novel begins, “Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I’ve come to learn, is women.”

Round 3: TV Themes

Identify the television show the following theme song comes from:

Round 4: Random- Remote Locations

The point in the South Pacific farther from land than any other point on Earth is named for what literary character?

Round 5: History- Famous Assassins

Who was assassinated by Nathuram Godse?

Round 6: Music

Name the title of the song featured in this clip and the artist who recorded it:

Round 7: Handout- The Wire

Identify the character from The Wire shown below:

Round 8: General Knowledge

What Hall of Fame baseball player’s older brother won the silver medal to Jesse Owens’s famous gold in the 200-meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics?

1) Morgan Freeman

2) Middle Passage

3) The Drew Carey Show

4) Captain Nemo

5) Gandhi

6) The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You

7) Proposition Joe

8) Jackie Robinson (The Olympic medal winning brother was named Matthew.)

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