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Astorian's Common Bond Game #11
Common Bond 20 Questions
"First, answer nineteen questions on nineteen different subjects. Then try to figure out the common theme that the correct answers are pointing to."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who won more games than any other major league baseball pitcher during the decade of the 1970s?
Dean Moriarty, a major character in Jack Kerouac's Beatnik novel "On the Road," was based on a real person with whom Kerouac had a series of adventures during a cross-country trip. Who was this friend of Kerouac's?
After a long career in Hollywood, which of these performers finally won an Oscar for his or her performance in "Cocoon"?
Which of these U.S. Supreme Court decisions stated that a public figure who wishes to sue for libel must prove "actual malice" on the part of the publication or broadcaster that supposedly libelled him?
Westmoreland vs. CBS
New York vs. Zenger
Times vs. Sullivan
Pauling vs. Buckley
Which diva scored a #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard charts in 1990, with "Love Will Lead You Back"?
The hit Broadway musical "Once Upon a Mattress" was written by a woman whose father had been an immensely successful songwriter and composer of musicals himself. Who was she?
What purpose do capillaries serve, in the human body?
They connect blood vessels.
They carry nerve impulses.
They produce digestive juices.
They fight off infections.
Which of these mythological creatures has the head of an eagle, the body of a lion, the ears of a horse, and (in the case of females) a large set of wings?
Which of these birds, long known by zoologists to be highly intelligent, has actually been observed in the wild creating tools?
Who was the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Canada?
(Two Words or just surname)
Who co-wrote the popular comic play (and later, Oscar-winning movie) "You Can't Take It With You" with George S. Kaufman?
Which of these cities was the capital of Tanganyika, and remains the largest city in Tanzania?
Dar Es Salaam
Which of these actresses received a marriage proposal live on "The Tonight Show" from pro football player Jason Sehorn?
Adam West played Batman, the Caped Crusader, on a campy, comical ABC television series in the 1960s. Who played his partner, Robin, the Boy Wonder?
During World War I, what were Germans referring to when they spoke of "Big Bertha"?
the Kaiser's ugly daughter
Germany's first fighter plane
a heavily armed zeppelin
a large, powerful cannon
If a Frenchman tells you he's a "boulanger", what does he do for a living?
He's a bartender.
He's a baker.
He's a bus driver.
He's a barber.
The Village People and decathlete Bruce Jenner made their movie debut in the disastrous flop "Can't Stop the Music". What veteran TV sitcom actress was the director of this bomb?
The Watergate scandal began with a covert operation to plant listening devices in the offices of the head of the Democratic Party's national committee. This man later became the commissioner of a major American sport. Who was he?
A. Bartlett Giamatti
In 1927, "Time" Magazine began its annual tradition of naming one important newsmaker as Man of the Year (now "Person of the Year"). Who was the first woman to be given this title by "Time"?
Now, assuming you've answered all of the nineteen previous questions correctly, you should see that all of the answers point to a famous award, given out annually. What is the name of this award?
(One or Two Words - Strike that pose!)
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