Yes, it’s time to put away your Lady Ga Ga, Snooki or slutty [insert childhood cartoon or blue collar worker here] costume that you’ve worked so hard on. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some not-so-spooky Halloween trivia! This is old news for those of you who attended trivia night at Maddy’s last Wednesday (by the way, congrats to Levi Johnston’s Penis for finally pulling out a win). Here’s the ghostly themed first round. Stay tuned for the answers, as well as some more ghoolishly themed trivia later today.
Round 1: Ghosts
- (Word Play) The word poltergeist, as in the movie Poltergeist, comes from a German word meaning “ghost” and what?
- (Sports) From 1996 to 2009 the Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL) played their home games at the Wachovia Spectrum in what city?
- (Music) Ray Parker Jr., the man who recorded the theme to the Ghostbusters movie, was sued for copyright infringement for sounding too much like the song “I Want a New Drug”, a top-ten hit released earlier the same year by this band.
- (TV) Phantom Limb and Ghost Robot, as well as the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln, are all characters from this cartoon about a super scientist, his twin sons and his bodyguard, airing on Cartoon Network’s late night block known as Adult Swim.
- (Philosophy) The “ghost in the machine” is a term used by British philosopher Gilbert Ryle to describe this philosopher/mathematician’s thoughts on the dualism of mind and body.
These next questions are worth TWO points each. I read the epitaph, you tell me who’s tombstone it is. Good luck!
- “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I’m Free At Last.”
- “The best is yet to come.”
- “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
- Murdered by a traitor and a coward whose name is not worthy to appear here.
- And away we go.
- “Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.”
- Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.
- LECTOR, SI MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE – (Reader, if you seek his monument look around you.)
- Thomas Jefferson Still Lives
- Steel True, Blade Straight – Knight, Patriot, Physician and Man of Letters
- To save your world you asked this man to die: Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?
- “That’s all folks.”