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I Have a Bad Feeling About this Common Bond Quiz


Another common bond for you. The common bond is in Entertainment.

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JanIQ
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407,318
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. Who authored "From Here to Eternity" and "The Thin Red Line"? Hint

James Jones
Pierre Boulle
Alistair Maclean
Thomas Keneally

2. Which industrialist was quoted for "Any colour, so long as it's black"? Hint

Eddie Izzard
Jake Gyllenhaal
Henry Ford
Paul Morand

3. Named after a popular book, which video game for Nintendo consists of mini games such as building the largest possible skyscraper in Tetris style? Hint

Jackbox Party Pack 6
Overcooked 2
Guinness World Records: The Video Game
Knowledge Is Power

4. Who played Will McAvoy in the TV series "The Newsroom" and Frank Griffin in the TV miniseries "Godless"? Hint

Michele Dockery
Emily Mortimer
Jeff Daniels
Dev Patel

5. According to the popular nursery rhyme, who was in the tub with the butcher and the candlestick maker? Hint

Humpty Dumpty
The baker
Little Jack Horner
Doctor Foster

6. Which animal shelter in London, UK, also provides the service TheraPaws (owners of therapy dogs visiting nursing homes)? Hint

Buttercups
Mayhew
Brigitte Bardot Foundation
Torre Argentina

7. Which musical was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams and had its first night in 2011 in London, UK? Hint

Evita
The Wizard of Oz
Starlight Express
Sunset Boulevard

8. What is the name of the soccer stadium in Perth, Scotland, home to the Saint Johnstone club? Hint

Tynecastle Park
Ibrox Stadium
McDiarmid Park
Pittodrie Stadium

9. Who played the title role in "Zorba the Greek" and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance? Hint

Anthony Quinn
Marlon Brando
Kirk Douglas
Gregory Peck

10. What was the popular name for Ronald Reagan's plan the "Strategic Defence Initiative" (SDI)?

This answer is also the common bond between one defining word in each of the previous answers.

Answer: (Two Words)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who authored "From Here to Eternity" and "The Thin Red Line"?

Answer: James Jones

James (Ramon) Jones (1921-1977) enlisted in the US army in 1939. He fought many battles until his honourable discharge in 1944. In 1951 he published his first novel "From Here to Eternity", based upon his wartime experiences. This novel followed the life of some infantry troops guarding the Schofield Barracks on Hawaii in 1941: private Robert Prewitt, first sergeant Milton Warden and mess sergeant Maylon Stark.
Jones followed up this novel with "The Thin Red Line" (1962), about some army men in the battles on the atoll of Guadalcanal. The three main characters are similar to the main characters in "From Here to Eternity": private Robert Witt, first sergeant Edward Welsh and mess sergeant Maynard Storm. Jones started a third instalment of the trilogy, which was published posthumously in 1978: "Whistle" about several wounded army troops (including private Bobby Prell, sergeant Mart Winch and mess sergeant Johnny Strange).
Alistair Maclean (1922-1987) is known for his war stories "The Guns of Navarone" (1957) and "Where Eagles Dare" (1967).
Pierre Boulle (1912-1994) wrote the war classic "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1952) and the sci-fi novel "Planet of the Apes" (1963).
Thomas Keneally (born 1935) is best known for his non-fiction work "Schindler's Ark" (1982), which was filmed by Steven Spielberg as "Schindler's List".
2. Which industrialist was quoted for "Any colour, so long as it's black"?

Answer: Henry Ford

Henry Ford (1963-1947) was an American automotive pioneer. He started the Ford Motor Company in 1903 and launched his first best-selling model (the Ford Model T) in 1908. To enhance mass production, Ford invented the assembly line - now a standard in automobile production. And as soon as the assembly line was incorporated in all Ford factories, Henry discovered that black paint dried quicker than any other colour. So he decreed that all his Ford Model Ts should be painted black. And he explained this with the famous line "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black."
Jake Gyllenhaal (born 1980) is an American actor. He quipped "Ask why a red carpet is red. It could be any colour".
Paul Morand (1888-1976), a French writer, once remarked "The gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up grey".
Eddie Izzard (born 1962) is a British stand-up comedian. She joked about her pants after she'd washed them "They tend to come out a colour called 'pants left in wash'."
3. Named after a popular book, which video game for Nintendo consists of mini games such as building the largest possible skyscraper in Tetris style?

Answer: Guinness World Records: The Video Game

"Guinness World Records: The Video Game" was developed on multiple platforms. 36 mini games were available, all partly inspired on some of the wackiest records in the "Guinness World Records" book. Other mini games (besides the skyscraper) included balloon popping, arrow catching, dominoes...
"Jackbox Party Pack 6" was a party game on multiple platforms consisting of half a dozen mini games, including a Trivia Murder Party. But no skyscraper building.
"Overcooked 2", another party game on multiple platforms, was about preparing a meal in conditions resembling "extreme sports": for instance chopping up tomatoes while flying in a hot air balloon.
"Knowledge Is Power" developed on PS4 was a fast-paced multiple-choice quiz styled on "Trivial Pursuit" or "FunTrivia". But you could hinder your opponents by (virtually) sliming their touchscreens.
4. Who played Will McAvoy in the TV series "The Newsroom" and Frank Griffin in the TV miniseries "Godless"?

Answer: Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels (born 1955) is an American TV and movie actor. His first appearance on TV was in an episode of "Hawaii Five-O" in 1980. He starred in several movies, including "Dumb and Dumber" (1994) and the sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" (2014).
In "The Newsroom" (2012-2014) Jeff Daniels played the main news anchor Will McAvoy on a fictional television cable network. Emily Mortimer played MacKenzie MacHale, Will's former fiancée and the producer of the news programme. Dev Patel played the blog specialist working for the news programme.
In "Godless", a western style miniseries, Jeff Daniels played the outlaw Frank Griffin, who sought revenge on the sneak Roy Goode (role by Jack O'Connell), who found refuge with the widow Alice Fletcher (played by Michèle Dockery). Alice Fletcher took the initiative to involve all of the town inhabitants in a gunfight with the approaching outlaws.
5. According to the popular nursery rhyme, who was in the tub with the butcher and the candlestick maker?

Answer: The baker

"Rub a dub dub // Three men in a tub // And who do you think they be ? // The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker // And all of them out to sea" is the modern version of the nursery rhyme to which I refer. It was originally a "children not allowed" rhyme about some men from various (worthy) professions who went to a peep show. But over several years, the rhyme was restyled in a more appropriate way for young listeners.
Dumpty refers to the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall // Humpty Dumpty had a great fall // All the king's horses and all the king's men // Couldn't put Humpty together again".
Another nursery rhyme is the following: "Little Jack Horner // Sat in the corner // Eating his Christmas pie // He put in his thumb // and pulled out a plum // and said 'What a good boy am I' . "
And then there is yet another nursery rhyme: "Doctor Foster went to Gloucester // In a shower of rain. // He stepped in a puddle // right up to his middle // and never went there again."
6. Which animal shelter in London, UK, also provides the service TheraPaws (owners of therapy dogs visiting nursing homes)?

Answer: Mayhew

Some volunteers founded a shelter in London in 1886 named "The Home for Starving and Deserted Cats". In 1908 it was renamed "The Mayhew Animal Home", and in 2017 the name was shortened to just "Mayhew". Since 1998 it has been expanded with a veterinarian clinic, and later came also the Therapaws service. In this latter service, several owners of therapy dogs volunteer to visit mental asylums, nursing homes for elder citizens (especially in the wards for patients with dementia), and other institutions, where the therapy dogs can contribute to the mental welfare of the residents.
Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats is established in Maidstone, Kent, UK. It is one of the very few animal shelters specialized in goats.
The French Brigitte Bardot Foundation, founded by the actress, has deployed activities for animal welfare worldwide. It includes (among many other initiatives) shelters for elephants in South Africa and for koalas in Australia.
Torre Argentina in Rome, Italy is a large shelter for feral cats.
7. Which musical was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams and had its first night in 2011 in London, UK?

Answer: The Wizard of Oz

Andrew Lloyd Webber (born 1948) is a prolific musical composer. He has given us over twenty musicals. His first cooperation with Jeremy Sams was "The Wizard of Oz", with (at the premiere) Danielle Hope as Dorothy and Michael Crawford as the Wizard. "The Wizard of Oz" ran for two seasons in London (2011-2012), followed by a tour in Canada and the USA (2012-2014) and a tour in Australia (2017-2018). "Evita" (1976) with lyrics by Tim Rice, "Starlight Express" (1984) with lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and "Sunset Boulevard" (1993) with lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black, are just three of the many other musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
8. What is the name of the soccer stadium in Perth, Scotland, home to the Saint Johnstone club?

Answer: McDiarmid Park

Saint Johnstone Football Club dates back to 1884 or 1885 (their first match was in 1885). In 1924 they built their first stadium (Muirton Park). But after 65 years the stadium was obsolete, and there were not enough funds available for a thorough renovation.

Then a fan of the club, farmer Bruce MacDiarmid, donated the club a vast terrain, and with the money obtained for the sale of Muirton Park, FC Saint Johnstone could afford to build a new, up-to-date stadium. They decided to name the new stadium for the generous giver of the grounds. Glasgow Rangers play at Ibrox Stadium. Pittodrie Stadium is home to FC Aberdeen. And Heart of Midlothian plays at Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh. All these clubs (as well as Saint Johnstone) played in the Scottish Premiership in the season that this quiz was written.
9. Who played the title role in "Zorba the Greek" and was nominated for an Oscar for his performance?

Answer: Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) was a Mexican-born actor. He won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in "Viva Zapata" (1952) and in "Lust For Life" (1956). As leading actor, he was nominated for an Oscar in "Wild is the Wind" (1957) and in "Zorba the Greek" (1962). In "Zorba the Greek" Quinn's character taught Basil (played by Alan Bates) how to dance the Sirtaki. Other remarkable movies with Anthony Quinn include "The Guns of Navarone" (1961) and "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962).
Kirk Douglas (1916-2020) played Vincent Van Gogh in "Lust for Life", with Quinn as Paul Gauguin.
Marlon Brando (1924-2004) played the title role Emiliano Zapata in "Viva Zapata", with Quinn playing Emiliano's brother Eufemio.
Gregory Peck played the main role (Captain Keith Mallory) in "Guns of Navarone", with Quinn playing the Greek resistance fighter Colonel Andrea Stavros.
10. What was the popular name for Ronald Reagan's plan the "Strategic Defence Initiative" (SDI)? This answer is also the common bond between one defining word in each of the previous answers.

Answer: Star Wars

When the USSR developed intercontinental ballistic missiles and the nuclear warheads to fit them with, the USA started thinking on a system to shoot incoming missiles in the air and thus avoiding nuclear doom. But early efforts were not cost efficient. In 1983 president Ronald Reagan announced that a Strategic Defence Initiative would be developed to address the issue once again. The key would be the deployment of satellites which would fire at the incoming missiles. The plan was not ready, however, when the Cold War ended.
The SDI was nicknamed "Star Wars", after the popular movies about war in space. All the movies had somewhere a phrase "I have a bad feeling about this", hence the quiz title.
The "Star Wars" franchise started with a trilogy that came into the movie theatres in 1977, 1980 and 1983 (episodes IV, V and VI respectively). A prequel trilogy and a sequel trilogy were announced too.
But it took many years before the sequel trilogy (episodes VII, VIII and IX) could be shown in movie theatres: that was in 2015, 2017 and 2019 - so between 32 and 42 years after the first movies.
Yet many actors from the original trilogy contributed in the same role to the sequel trilogy...
Anthony DANIELS (question 4) played C-3PO in each and every movie of the three trilogies. Kenny BAKER (question 5) played R2-D2 in episodes IV-VI (and in episodes I-III), and was a consultant for the role in episode VII. Harrison FORD (question 2) played Han Solo in episodes IV - VI as well as in episode VII and episode IX. Alec GUINNESS (question 3) played Obi-Wan Kenobi in episodes IV - VI and archives of his voice were used in episodes VII and IX. James Earl JONES (question 1) voiced Darth Vader in episodes IV - VI and had a vocal cameo in episode IX. Frank OZ (question 7) played Yoda in episode V and VI as well as in episode VIII, with a vocal cameo in episode VII and IX. Peter MAYHEW (question 6) played Chewbacca in episodes IV - VI as well as in episode VII, and acted as a consultant for episodes VIII and IX. Ian MACDIARMID (question 8) played senator Palpatine in episode VI and returned in the same role in episode IX. And you may not have noticed, but even Mike QUINN (question 9) reprised his role as Nien Nunb. Nien Nunb was a member of the Rebel Alliance in episode VI and returned in the same role in episodes VII - IX.
Source: Author JanIQ

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