The Oscars

400

Within 2, How many times did Alfred Hitchcock win Best Director?

Zero. That’s right, arguably the greatest director in all of film history never won the directing prize, despite a prolific body of work that includes “Notorious” (1946), “Rear Window” (1954), “Vertigo” (1958), “North By Northwest” (1959), “Psycho” (1960) and “The Birds” (1963). However, his first Hollywood picture “Rebecca” (1940) did win Best Picture.

600

Which Actress has the most Oscar nominations with 21?

Meryl Streep leads with 21 total nominations, including three wins: Best Supporting Actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and Best Actress for both “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) and “The Iron Lady” (2011). Ingrid Bergman also has three wins, earning Best Actress twice for “Gaslight” (1944) and “Anastasia” (1956) before bagging her third Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974).

800

Which is the only franchise to win Best Picture twice?

Francis Ford Coppola’s gangster masterpiece as the only franchise to win the top prize twice for “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974). Years later, “The Godfather: Part III” (1990) was also nominated for Best Picture, but it lost to “Dances with Wolves” (1990) in a year that should have crowned “Goodfellas” (1990).

1000

Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay are known as the big Five.

Name one of the 3 movies to win the Big Five Oscars?

“It Happened One Night” (1934), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) stand atop the Oscar mountain as the only three films to ever win Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Music

400

What hip-hop artist recorded this ditty in 2003?

Outkast

600

What is the name of this song by the Beatles being sung in German?

I Want to Hold Your Hand

1000

What do these 4 songs have in common?

Manic Monday – The Bangles
Nothing Compares 2 You – Sinead O’Connor
How Come You Don’t Call Me – Alicia Keys
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan

Written by Prince

Bonus 100 points if you can guess who plays the harmonica on “I Feel for You”

Stevie Wonder

I Feel For You

Miscellaneous

400

Name all 4 books in the Twilight Series – 100 for each correct for a total of 400 points.

Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

600

Name the largest continent in the world.

Asia spans 17,139,445 square miles – 29.1 percent of Earth’s total land mass — and has a population of 4.1 billion people

800

Name all five Keeping up with the Kardashian sisters?

Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie

1000

for 500 points apiece name the 2 warm weather states that don’t recognize Daylight Savings Time.

Hawaii and Arizona are the two U.S. states that don’t observe daylight saving time.

Women’s History

600

This woman from the state of New York became the first African-American Congresswoman.

at the opening of the 91st Congress (1969–1971), Shirley Anita Chisholm of New York became the first African-American Congresswoman.

800

In 2020 there are 127 female members of congress, within 5 how many female senators are there?

Twenty-six women

Math bonus question for an extra 100, what percentage of women make up the senate.

26%

1000

When did the British Parliament extend the right to vote to women.

During 1916-1917, the House of Commons Speaker, James William Lowther, chaired a conference on electoral reform which recommended limited women’s suffrage. In 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed which allowed women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification to vote.

It was not until the Equal Franchise Act of 1928 that women over 21 were able to vote and women finally achieved the same voting rights as men.

Daily Double 1

Billy Ray Cyrus recently received acclaim for partnering with Lil Nas X on a remix of Old Town Road, name the song that was Cyrus’ one and only number one country single in the Unites States as a solo artist.

“Achy Breaky Heart”

Daily Double 2

Who was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize.

Marie Curie was the first woman to be awarded in 1903 (Physics Prize), followed by Bertha von Suttner who was awarded in 1905 (Peace Prize). As of 2019, the Nobel Prize have been awarded to women 53 times (Marie Curie is awarded twice).

2200 Point Bonus

In the show THE OFFICE, Andy Bernard has a hard time remembering the jingle to Kit Kat and sings 11 variations trying to figure out the 3-syllable product that matches the jingle.  You will get 200 points for each correct answer.

Apple sauce
Chrysler Car
Football Cream
Lumber Tar
Snickers Bar
Grey Poupon
Claude Van Damme
Hair for Men
Poison Gas
Nutra Sweet
Fancy Feast