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A Game of Chess
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"Maybe it's because the game is so tactical that it has featured in many areas of popular culture. These questions cover some of the appearances of chess in film, literature, television and other genres."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
T. S. Eliot used the title 'A Game of Chess' for the second section of which of his poems?
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Hollow Men
The Waste Land
Starring Christopher Lambert and Diane Lane, this 1992 film is about a chess grandmaster caught up in a murder mystery. Which of these names, including a chess piece, is the correct title?
First shown on television on 14 January 1968, 'A Game of Chess' was part of the 'Mission: Impossible' series. Which actor played the role of James (Jim) Phelps in the show?
Harry Dean Stanton
A play by Samuel Beckett, first produced in 1957, bears which chess related title?
Written by Fred Waitzkin and published in 1993, this book tells the story of his son's progress at chess. For which chess genius were father and son searching in the title?
José Raúl Capablanca
The musical 'Chess' was created by Tim Rice, with music provided by the two male members of ABBA. Which of these songs is from the show?
Another Suitcase in Another Hall
All I Ask of You
One Night in Bangkok
The film of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001) featured a giant game of Wizard's Chess as part of the security guarding the stone. Which of these characters had the expertise to work out a way across the board?
'Only a Pawn in Their Game' is a song about the death of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. It was written by which well known protest song writer?
Created by David Lynch, the second series of which cult television series features a game of chess between two FBI agents, when losing a piece leads to the death of a real person?
The X Files
A highly seductive game of chess features in the 1968 film 'The Thomas Crown Affair'. Who plays the role of Thomas Crown, opposite Faye Dunaway, in the film?
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