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Jump on the 'Bond' Wagon 6 Trivia Quiz


Welcome to my sixth Common Bond quiz. Use the answers from the first nine questions to find the common bond that will give you the final answer - this time an actor.

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
355,152
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
845
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Question 1 of 10
1. 'Kick the ___'
'A drop in the ___'
'There's a hole in the ___'

Which word fits in each of these blanks?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What name links the planet Venus, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, and a daily newspaper in Ipswich? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Varieties include 'aviators', 'wayfarers', and 'teashades'. What are they? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which Kevin Costner film was based on the novel by the same name written by David Brin? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who famously disappeared in July of 1975? His name was James Riddle ___. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the name of the garbage can-dwelling grouch from "Sesame Street"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the title of the second studio album produced by the British band Curve? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which NBA franchise has won three consecutive championships twice in its history 1952-53-54 and 2000-01-02? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In Canasta, what card is worth 50 points when melding? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. And finally, what is the name of the actor that is the common bond that ties together the answers to the first nine questions?

Answer: (First and Last Name, or just Last Name)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'Kick the ___' 'A drop in the ___' 'There's a hole in the ___' Which word fits in each of these blanks?

Answer: Bucket

A person who has 'kicked the bucket' has just passed away.

'A drop in the bucket' is a phrase that means a very *very* small amount.

'There's a hole in the bucket' is an example of a type of children's song, similar to 'Found a peanut', where things end up coming full circle. A well-known rendition of "There's a Hole in the Bucket" was performed by Harry Belafonte and Odetta in 1961.
2. What name links the planet Venus, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, and a daily newspaper in Ipswich?

Answer: Evening Star

When Venus is visible in the western sky, just after sunset, it is referred to as the 'evening star'.

"The Evening Star" is a daily newspaper in Ipswich (Suffolk, England) that has been in publication since 1885. Originally named "The Star of the East", the newspaper took on the name "The Evening Star" in 1893.

Edgar Allan Poe wrote "Evening Star" early in his career; it was published in "Tamerlane and Other Poems" in 1827. The text:

'Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro' the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
'Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold- too cold for me-
There pass'd, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.
3. Varieties include 'aviators', 'wayfarers', and 'teashades'. What are they?

Answer: Sunglasses

'Aviator' sunglasses are so named because they were originally designed for use by military pilots (aviators) by Bausch & Lomb in 1936. If you aren't sure what they look like, go watch "Top Gun".

'Wayfarers' are generally plastic-framed (typically black), and have a silver piece at the corners. Originally made in 1952, one of the most recognizable wearers of 'wayfarers' was Roy Orbison.

'Teashades' are the name given to the sunglasses that are small-lensed with wire rims. If you are unsure how they look from that description, it might help to know that they are also called 'John Lennon' glasses.
4. Which Kevin Costner film was based on the novel by the same name written by David Brin?

Answer: The Postman

"The Postman" is a 1985 novel by David Brin that portrayed a post-apocalyptic world in which a man finds a postal carrier's uniform and takes it for warmth. Later, after finding a sack of mail in an abandoned postal van, he uses the letters to try to bargain for food and shelter. From there, he sees how the letters bring hope, and what began as a fraud, turns into a real effort at unifying a broken people. The story was originally published as two novellas, one in 1982 ("The Postman") and the other in 1984 ("Cyclops").

The 1997 movie with Kevin Costner followed the plot of the novel, and was set in the year 2013. While the novel character had a name (Gordon Krantz), it is never revealed in the movie.
5. Who famously disappeared in July of 1975? His name was James Riddle ___.

Answer: Hoffa

'Jimmy' Hoffa was the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1958 until his disappearance in 1975. By that time, the union had become the largest in the United States with over 1.5 million members.

Hoffa had been convicted of attempting to bribe a grand juror in 1964, and while serving his time in prison also attempted to appeal his sentence. At the end of 1971, President Nixon commuted his sentence. Suspicions arose that it had only been done to secure IBT support for his 1972 re-election campaign.

Hoffa disappeared at the end of July, 1975, in Detroit. He was declared legally dead seven years later on the same calendar date (July 30th).
6. What is the name of the garbage can-dwelling grouch from "Sesame Street"?

Answer: Oscar

Oscar the Grouch made his first appearance right in the first episode of "Sesame Street" in 1969. Originally, he was orange, but since 1970, green has been Oscar's colour of choice. One of Jim Henson's puppet (Muppet) creations, Oscar was voiced by Caroll Spinney, who also played the part of Big Bird.
7. What is the title of the second studio album produced by the British band Curve?

Answer: Cuckoo

Curve formed in 1990, and produced their first album, "Doppelgänger", in 1992. "Curve" was released one year later. It did not fare as well as their first album, and the group decided to disband shortly afterwards in 1994. Their hiatus lasted for two years before they got back together in 1996, this time lasting until 2005 before disbanding again. They produced three more studio albums in that time.

The band was primarily composed of Dean Garcia and Toni Halliday, although other musicians would be contracted to perform with them on stage.
8. Which NBA franchise has won three consecutive championships twice in its history 1952-53-54 and 2000-01-02?

Answer: Los Angeles Lakers

The L.A. Lakers began as the Minneapolis Lakers in 1947, winning their first championship (in the National Basketball League) in 1948. They moved to the Basketball Association of America after that, winning it all immediately in 1949. After that, the BAA and the NBL merged to form the NBA.

The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles in 1960... it would be twelve years before they won the NBA Championship as a Los Angeles-based team.
9. In Canasta, what card is worth 50 points when melding?

Answer: Joker

In Canasta, the Joker is a wild card like the deuce, although where the deuce is worth 20 points, the Joker has a value of 50.

Canasta was invented in 1939 by Segundo Santos and Alberto Serrato. The game is a rummy-type of card game that uses a double deck (including the Jokers). There are many variations of the game, but the basic idea is to play melds (groups of matching cards (runs or sets)), beginning with a first lay-down of a minimum of seven cards, then going on until able to lay down all the cards in the hand.
10. And finally, what is the name of the actor that is the common bond that ties together the answers to the first nine questions?

Answer: Jack Nicholson

Qn 1 - Jack starred with Morgan Freeman as a pair of terminally ill patients deciding to do everything they never did in "The Bucket List" (2007).
Qn 2 - Jack reprised his role as Garrett Breedlove from 1983's "Terms of Endearment" in the 1996 sequel "The Evening Star".
Qn 3 - Jack's famous trademark is that he is always wearing sunglasses. He has been quoted as saying, "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and seventy." (from LucyWho.com)
Qn 4 - Jack had an affair with Jessica Lange in the 1981 film adaptation of "The Postman Always Rings Twice".
Qn 5 - Jack played the part of Jimmy Hoffa in the 1992 film simply entitled "Hoffa".
Qn 6 - Jack won his first three acting Oscars for 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", 1983's "Terms of Endearment", and 1997's "As Good As It Gets". He was also the first male actor to receive 12 acting Oscar nominations.
Qn 7 - Jack organized an insane asylum breakout in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (earning his first Best Actor Oscar).
Qn 8 - Jack is an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan, and has had season (courtside) tickets since 1970.
Qn 9 - Jack played Batman's archenemy 'The Joker' in the 1989 Tim Burton film "Batman" opposite Michael Keaton.
Source: Author reedy

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