Thursday, February 07, 2008

Question Time

Do You Have All The Answers?

Try and answer these questions without referring to the internet - and then leave me a comment with your answers. Yes, you can use the help of a work colleague or a family member.
  1. Who is the voice of Bart Simpson?
  2. Which industry was synonymous with London's Fleet Street?
  3. For what is the name of the cruise line P&O an abbreviation?
  4. Oprah Winfrey received an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in which film?
  5. How many novels did Harper Lee publish after To Kill A Mockingbird?
I'll post the answers in 48 hours, along with the names of a) those who answered the most correct answers and b) the person who provides the wittiest WRONG answer.

23 comments:

Hammer said...

1 Nancy Cartwright

2. Ship Building

3. Putz and Offal

4. The Color Purple

5. 1

Bart said...

1) Nancy Cartwright
2) Besides Demon Barbers? The press, I think.
3) Peninsular and Oriental. Goofy story as to why I actually know that.
4) I would assume The Color Purple.
5) Infamously zero, although it's been rumored she has as many as two or three unpublished works. I'm kinda interested in stories like hers, and JD Salingers.

Epijunky said...

1. Some girl?
2. Shipping?
3. No idea on this one
4. The Color Purple is my only guess
5. Up until recently I thought it was one... Now i'm leaning more towards zero.

Moosekahl said...

1. couldn't tell ya, probably only seen one or two whole episodes of the Simpsons
2. I hear you can get a mean meat pie on Fleet Street...I'm heading to see the Broadway show this weekend
3. Nada
4. The Color Purple...that one I honestly knew :) I'm a faithful Oprah watcher and magazine subscriber
5. you know, i read a ton but I don't read a lot of "classics". Maybe I need to make that a new challenge to myself...I can tell you if Harry Potter lived or died at the end of the last book though.

Katney said...

Bart Simpson's voiceover is done by Nacy Cartwright. Fleet Street is synonymous with the newspaper industry--the press. P&O is the Pacific and Orient. Oprah was honored for The Color Purple. I don't think Harpoer Lee published another novel after Mockingbird.

Katney said...

That was Nancy Cartwright--I'm a bumblefingers tonight.

Sandi McBride said...

1. no clue
2. Newspaper Publishing
3.Pacific and Orient
4. The Color Purple
5. Ms Harper never published another work after TKAM but remained friends with Truman Capote whom she met as a child when he spent summers with his Aunt, I believe. I can see hammer says Nancy Cartwright for the first question but as I had no clue that would have been cheating...

Jeni said...

I have not a clue to the first three questions - never watched the Simpsons, I've heard of Fleet Street but the only thing that comes to my mind about "Fleet" has to do with enemas and I don't think the answer pertains to that.
But Oprah - that would be The Color Purple -can't think of the character's name but I can see her in my mind's eye. and Harper Lee - published one novel and only one and that was To Kill A Mockingbird. Kind of like Gone With the Wind - a one and only novel but a really great one in both cases! (And no, right now I can't for the living daylights remember who the heck wrote GWTW and that was my favorite book of all time. Geez, I AM really getting old and senile!

Everyday Housewife said...

2. Fleet Street sounds like a clothing line or a recording studio.

4. Oprah won for 'The Color Purple'.

5. Harper didn't publish another book under her own name that I know of.

TheBirdman33 said...

Nancy Cartwright

I am going to say clothes

I don't have the foggiest

The Color Purple

Refer to answer number 3

Amrita said...

I just know half the answers.Not good enough

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

1. Bill Gates.

2. The Olympic Games.

3. Posh and Overpriced.

4. Star Trek Generations.

5. All of Them.

holly said...

without looking:
1-nancy cartwright
2-newspaper
3-pretentious and obsinate? no, this is a trick question. it's actually a play on the latin word peando, which is their word for "ferrying people expensively around europe." and few people know *this* but it is actually the next thing caesar said after "veni vidi vici". the full phrase is really "veni vidi vici peando".
4-the colour purple
5-237? no, actually this too is a trick question. she didn't even really publish to kill a mockingbird. she stole it from her classmate truman capote, who only really wrote it to secretly pass notes to the germans. this was not at all as funny as i thought it might be, yet i still keep typing.

lime said...

1. Who is the voice of Bart Simpson?
nancy cartwright
2. Which industry was synonymous with London's Fleet Street?
journalism
3. For what is the name of the cruise line P&O an abbreviation?
no idea...putrid & overboard, a warning for those passengers not engaging basic hygiene?

4. Oprah Winfrey received an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in which film?
color purple
5. How many novels did Harper Lee publish after To Kill A Mockingbird?
none

Vi said...

1. That weird looking chick who has the voice of a twelve year old, but looks 50. Used to be in that comedy where that guy had voices in his head.

2. newspapers.

3. I've always known it as Fairstair the Fuck ship.

4. The colour purple.

5. Who? ;P

Monique said...

1 Nancy Cartwright
2 The press
3 Pacific and Orient
4 The Color Purple
5 None

Tiffany Norris said...

1) Nancy Cartwright
2) "Services" for sailors??
3) Pudgy & Ornery
4) The Color Purple
5) Zero...but she's still alive--I'm holding out hope!

Sandy Kessler said...

I would say Color Purple although I only remember Whoopi and Harper Lee =zero - did not look anxious for answers

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

What? You mean there's a voice behind Bart Simpson? No, come on, Bart Simpson's real. I mean, really real.
Now ain't that scary.
:-)
And okay, so the answers to 2, 3 and 4 are Press/newspaper publishing; Pacific and Orient (I think); and, The Colour Purple.
No.5 - not a clue.

Mary said...

Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, is also the voice of Rufus the Naked Mole Rat from the Disney show Kim Possible. I love Rufus. :)

Vienna for Beginners said...

I draw a blank at 1 and 3.
2 - Press (newspapering)
4 - The Colour Purple
5 - None.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hmmm.

1. Nancy Cartwright.
2. Journalism
3. Peanuts and Olives.
4. The Colour Purple
5. None. He was arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill a mocking bird.

Ornery's Wife said...

Is there an alternate test? I didn't know ANY of them. Sad, huh?
TM