Special Sub-Topic: Test Your ZQ - Zorba Quotient
|Zorba is a Greek male name. What does it mean?|
Live each day. All the others are also meanings of Greek male names. Zoello means 'son of Zoe', Zeth means 'investigator' and Zefirino means 'wind of spring'.
Zorba also means 'bully' in Turkish.
|"Full House", a popular American sitcom, ran for eight successful seasons from 1987 to 1995. During one of the episodes, which principal character revealed that he had been teased as 'Zorba the Geek' when he was a kid?|
Jesse Katsopolis. In the Season 3 episode 'Nerd for a Day', Stephanie and her friends pick on one of their classmates, Walter, calling him 'duck face'. Uncle Jesse tries to correct her while explaining how he was teased at school.
In the first season, Jesse's surname was Cochran. From season 2 onward, John Stamos (who played Jesse) had it changed to Katsopolis to reflect his own Greek roots.
|"13 Ghosts" (1960) is a horror film directed and produced by William Castle. In the movie, an occultist Dr. Plato Zorba dies and leaves a huge bungalow to his nephew Cyrus. The house contains buried treasure, an eerie housekeeper and 12 ghosts. Was this movie originally shown in 3D?|
n. The movie was filmed in 'Illusion-O' and special glasses were required to see the ghosts while viewing the film. This lead to the misunderstanding that the movie was shown in 3D.
Steve Beck remade this movie in 2001 under the title "Thir13en Ghosts".
|An English mastiff named Zorba has also entered the Guinness Book of World Records. What record does he hold?|
Heaviest dog in the world. This record was set by an 8 year old Zorba in November 1989. He weighed over 315 lb (143 kg) and stood 37 inches tall. Zorba also holds the record for the world's longest dog at 8'3".
|"Billy and Zorba" (1999) is a UK short film directed by Brian Kirk. Which part of Britain is it set in?|
Scotland. Billy, a 12-year-old boy, lives with his mother in a small fishing village in Scotland. When his mother plans to move to the city on the advice of her boyfriend, Billy runs away and hides on the fishing boat of a local who calls himself Zorba. This short film won the Best International Short Drama (2000) at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
|The 1964 film "Zorba the Greek" was also titled "Alexis Zorbas".|
t. The film was written, produced and directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Anthony Quinn played the title character and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance. The movie won three Oscars - Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Nikos Kazantzakis.
|Mikis Theodorakis composed the music for the film "Zorba the Greek". The song "Zorbas" (Zorba's Dance) from the film went on to become famous internationally. Which of the following films was it also featured in?|
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The dance called Zorba's Dance or Zorbas was created specially for the movie and is not a traditional Greek dance. It consists of a mixture of the slow and fast versions of the Hasapiko dance.
|'Zorba the Hutt's Revenge' is a Star Wars book and the third in the Jedi Prince series. Who does Zorba blame for the death of his son, Jabba?|
Princess Leia. Zorba had been imprisoned for a long time. When he finally returns to Tatooine, he finds out that Princess Leia is responsible for his son's death and sets out to get his revenge.
The story is set a few years after "Return of the Jedi".
|"Zorba and Lucky" is the English title of Italian film "La Gabbianella e il Gatto" which released in 1998. What are Zorba and Lucky in this animated film?|
A cat and a seagull. In the movie, Zorba is a young male cat who finds a dying seagull. He promises to hatch and raise the gull's chick. When Lucky the chick is kidnapped by sewer rats, Zorba and his cat friends launch a rescue mission.
|"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was a sleeper hit of 2002. It's a romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos as Toula Portokalos and John Corbett as Ian Miller. What is the name of the Greek restaurant owned by Toula's family?|
Dancing Zorba's. Nia Vardalos also wrote the story for this movie. The movie inspired the television series "My Big Fat Greek Life" but ended after only seven episodes due to poor reviews.
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