Saturday, November 21, 2009

Name Fame - Random Trivia Questions

Parents love to alliterate their children's first names with each other or with their last names. Much less commonly, parents will pick a first name that rhymes with their last name. Most rhymes are therefore stage names or pseudonyms. How many of these can you identify in this week's dozen?

Name Fame Questions

  • Q1) What Saturday Night Live actress was known for her renditions of characters such as Rita DelVecchio, Cass Van Rye, and Althea McMahonaman and her impersonations of celebrities like Barbara Walters, Judge Judy, and Mariah Carey?
  • Q2) What NBA player rapped in Michael Jackson's song "2 Bad" in 1995 and had his own rap song, "(I Know I Got) Skillz," appear in the 2008 movie Pineapple Express?
  • Q3) What actor won the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Romance for High Fidelity, the 2004 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for The School of Rock, and the 2009 Blimp Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for Kung Fu Panda?
  • Q4) After Francois Mitterrand, who served as President of France for the longest?
  • Q5) What Woodstock m.c., born as Hugh Nanton Romney, had a Ben & Jerry ice cream flavor named for him?
  • Q6) What Best Actress Oscar winner was married to Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band from 1974 to 1979?
  • Q7) What South Korean baseball player was the Most Valuable Player and Best Pitcher of the 2000 World Junior Baseball Championship but signed as an outfielder with the Seattle Mariners in 2005?
  • Q8) What actress, born with the first name Vina in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, was most famous for playing Ann Darrow?
  • Q9) What stunt performer has a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis named for him?
  • Q10) Who produced The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast, and directed the live portions of Fantasia 2000?
  • Q11) What baseball broadcaster announced over 8,300 games, including a quarter-century as the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, a year with the Oakland Athletics, a decade with the Chicago White Sox, and seventeen years with the Chicago Cubs?
  • Q12) Who is the only U.S.-born driver to win the Formula One World Championship?

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