Poetry Mash-Up by RoseM

Champion(s):

PerryS


Runner(s)-Up:

SchroederS
Windmills do not work that way! Good night!


Quiz Description

Mash-ups or ellision questions were always fun as quiz bowl bonus topics for their comic mixture of high and low culture elements. Case in point, who wouldn’t get a good laugh out of being asked to identify the Irish play that caused riots between wizards and orcs in a MMPORPG? For the record, that would be Synge’s famous “Playboy of the Western World of Warcraft.” You get the idea. All of the mash-ups in this quiz hinge around the title of a famous poem and they vary in length with all questions indicating the number of elements being combined. So, it is time to dust off that often read classic, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the Iron Masque of the Red Death Comes for the Archbishop of Canterbury Tales from the Crypt (credit to LuskT) and test your mash-up mettle. Also, NB, in some cases the connecting word can be a PART of the last word of the previous title and in one case the connecting word adds an S and becomes plural. The clues in the description are usually (but not universally) in the order in which the elements must be combined to create the answer.

Full Results:

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1 PerryS 470 98 15
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2 SchroederS 431 95 15
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3 KravisA 425 92 15
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4 ShapiroA 416 89 15
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5 OppenheimS 395 84 15
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5 SportsNightonCSC 395 84 15
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7 ESB 388 80 15
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8 ChernicoffS 358 77 15
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9 LuskT 347 74 15
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10 JordanG 337 71 15
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11 PenningtonJ 316 68 15
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12 WareD 287 65 15
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13 parenthetical-k 272 60 15
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13 Tablesaw 272 60 15
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15 BanksL 262 56 15
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16 SheahanJ 250 53 15
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17 fmstringer 249 50 15
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18 MoyseyC 241 46 00
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19 ConnorA 239 43 15
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23 KonkelT 209 31 15
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24 DosRemediosA 182 28 15
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25 LairdM 180 25 15
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26 WangA 178 22 15
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30 RossS 130 10 15
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31 PatschakB 127 7 15
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Questions:

L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy and Toto meet a traveler from an antique land who tells them of two vast and trunkless legs of stone in the desert that are more ruined than a rusted out tin man.

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The Wizard of Ozymandias

Thomas Stearns Eliot may have fallen on hard times if he is writing the script for a 2009 Will Ferrell film that reboots a 1974-77 TV Series in which humans and dinosaurs shared the screen.

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The WasteLand of the Lost

Alexander Pope teams up with Guy Ritchie to write the story of four cockney card players who end up in trouble for giving a bad haircut to Belinda, the girlfriend of a boss who runs a crooked card game.

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The Rape of the Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

Three parts: Robert Browning’s ominous and threatening speaker now warns new mom and wife of Prince Willam about the perils of life in Belgrade during World War II.

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My Last Duchess of CamBridge on the Drina

Three parts: A.E. Housman’s poem in seven quatrains celebrates the life of the British born rap artist Marvin Young who could bust a move while posting a time in the 100 meters that you can’t touch.

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To an Athlete Dying Young MC Hammer

Three parts: Robert Herrick advises Jim Croce listeners to gather their rosebuds with alacrity to avoid a temporary phenomenon that can spoil the taste of some young wines.

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To the Virgins to Make Much of Time in a Bottle Shock

Three Parts: A John Donne poem about the Christian triumph of eternal life is sung by a teary-eyed Tina Turner who washes the feet of Jesus with her hair.

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Death be not Proud Mary Magdalene

Three parts: Thomas Gray’s warning that “full many a flower is born to blush unseen” is heeded by guitarists Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page who write music for a DC Comics band of female superheroes whose collective name suggests they might be raptors.

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Elegy Written in a Country ChurchYardbirds of Prey

Four Parts: An F. Scott Fitzgerald novel teams up with poet John Milton to explain the ways of God to man by recasting Josef Mengele as Beelzebub in cautionary tale starring Gregory Peck about the cloning of Adolf Hitler as part of an experiment to create the ideal Aryan versions of Tootles, Nibs, Slightly, Curly and the Twins.

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This Side of Paradise Lost Boys from Brazil

Four parts: John Keats’ 1819 poem in Spenserian stanzas set on a particular day in winter transforms into an medical drama authored by Anne Bronte that features Sandra Oh clad all in black conducting a public autopsy that is famously painted by a young Rembrandt.

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Eve of St. Agnes Grey's Anatomy Lesson of Dr. (Nicolaes) Tulp

Five parts: Giovanni Boccaccio casts Opie in place of Anthony Hopkins in a Merchant-Ivory adaptation of an E.M. Forester novel that takes a suddenly dark turn as Orson Scott Card revises the story to one that has him playing a game in which he kills the inhabitants of Westeros.

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The DecameRon Howard’s Ender’s Game of Thrones

Six parts: A 1913 poem by Vachel Lindsay about the afterlife of the founder of the Salvation Army is sung by a young Belinda Carlisle who was inspired by a 1988 Jeff Goldblum/Geena Davis comedy about alien visitors to Earth who get involved in a drug deal with the motorcycle riding duo of Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper while listening to a Jim Morrison song about a Discovery channel show that features extreme weather enthusiasts.

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General William Booth Enters into Heaven is a Place on Earth Girls are Easy Rıders on the Storm Chasers