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1. What is the classic two-word phrase that is suppose to make the magic happen ? It was first seen in an 18th-century translation of the story "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."
2. In at least two different animated versions of "Cinderella," the Fairy Godmother conducted some magic in song, turning a pumpkin into a carriage, for example, by incanting a cheerful phrase. Do you remember the phrase, which was also the title of the song?
3. This one's pretty obscure. Can you name the password from one of the earliest computer games, "Colossal Cave Adventure", which you used to transport from one location to another?
4. In 2000, U.S. President Clinton signed the E-SIGN act, which allowed electronic signatures with passwords to be binding on certain documents. He used a password on the digital version of the act itself, and did what many people do when choosing a password: he made it the name of his pet. Can you name his dog, who lived in the White House with the Clintons?
5. In 1932, the movie "Horse Feathers" included a scene in which the character of Professor Wagstaff used the incantation of "Swordfish!" to enter an illegal speakeasy. "Swordfish!" as a password has since shown up in other sources as varied as "Scooby Doo" cartoons, the television show "Mad Men", "Star Trek", and the Harry Potter stories. Can you name the comedic, mustachioed actor who played Professor Wagstaff?
6. In a 1980s' movie about computers, a clever teenager hacks into a company by guessing the lead programmer's password; it was "Joshua," after the programmer's son, another rookie password-creator move, right after one's favorite pet. Can you name this movie, which starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy?
7. To enter the Gryffindor Common Room, characters in the "Harry Potter" series had to supply the password to a talking portrait of a lady. Of the following, which was one of the passwords that worked in 1994-1995?
8. A fairytale relays the story of a young girl locked in a tower who must turn objects into gold lest she face some dire consequences. An imp will help her but she needs to figure out his name, which he refuses to reveal. She figures it out anyway. Can you identify this imp who tried to keep his name secret?
9. Can you name the magic word that relates to Captain Marvel, a mobile app that identifies music by sound, and Gomer Pyle?
10. If you see someone in a tux pulling a rabbit out of his hat, what multisyllabic word did he most likely just utter? It is also the name of a Steve Miller song first released in 1982.
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