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A Bridge Too Far
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"Here are ten eclectic questions with the theme of 'bridge' using FunTrivia categories."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Humanities: What is the etymology of the word 'bridge'?
Movies: Cornelius Ryan's book "A Bridge Too Far" was transferred to the screen in 1977. Both book and film portray the failed allied effort to go behind enemy lines to destroy bridges that the German forces might use as routes of retreat. In what country does the effort take place?
Television: Diminutive Gary Coleman starred in "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978-1986). His catch phase on that show was "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" What actor played the maligned Willis?
Geography: The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. What body of water does it span?
Music: What was the name on the duet that first sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water"?
Peaches and Herb
Dylan and Cash
Sonny and Cher
Simon and Garfunkel
Celebrities: Jeff and Beau Bridges are brothers who have achieved much in films in terms of awards, nominations, and acknowledgements. What was their father's name?
Hobbies: The game of Bridge is played with four players but only three participate in the actual play after bidding. What is the 'left out' player called?
Children: Children often learn the nursery rhyme that goes:
"London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair Lady"
So, where would one go to view the London Bridge built in 1831 and dismantled in 1967?
Lake Havasu, Arizona
Literature: The 1928 Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Thornton Wilder for his 1927 novel about a bridge. What was the name of the novel?
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Bridges at Toko-Ri
Bridge Over the River Kwai
View from the Bridge
History: Suspension bridges are bridges that are supported by cables attached to towers. In what country was the first successful suspension bridge constructed?
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Compiled Dec 04 13