Stars by Egantx7

Champion(s):

Vicun-YAH


Runner(s)-Up:

PerryS


Quiz Description

Is there nothing brighter than a star? Of course there are, but on the topic of stars, there are many questions that could be asked ... I am thinking at least 12 good ones for a decent quiz. This is going to be a quiz where the questions and/or answers sometimes have very clear connections to the ambiguous term "star" or somewhat tenuous connections.

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Questions:

In 1987, a spectacular supernova announced the death of a star in the distant past, and today is known as Supernova 1987A. In what galaxy did this star's death occur some 168,000 years ago?

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Large Magellanic Cloud

From about 2005 to 2015, Angry Alien Productions produced a series of 87 animated 30-second recaps of films which replaced the actors with which anthropomorphic animals (and many of them were shown on the STARZ cable network)?

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Bunnies

The White Star Line was noted for launching three new luxury liners between 1911 and 1915. One of them was the Titanic (spoiler alert: it didn't end well). Name either of the other two ships: one was the namesake of the class, the other sank after hitting a mine/getting torpedoed in the Aegean during WWI.

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Olympic or Britannic

This actress was the star of the 1968 musical film entitled Star! She was Tony nominated for playing Queen Guenevere in Camelot in 1960. She more recently, on screen, played Queen Clarise Renaldi of Genovia and voiced the animated character, Queen Lillian. Name this gifted performer.

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Julie Andrews

The director of Star! was Robert Wise who also directed Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979. One of the characters introduced in that film was Commander Willard Decker, who was played by this actor. This actor spent 11 years playing a Protestant minister on TV, and in 2014 sadly admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with three kids. Who is this actor?

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Stephen Collins

According to a 2010 interview, this man was inspired to write the 1971 song "Vincent" after reading Van Gogh's biography, and reflecting on his painting The Starry Night. Who is this singer-songwriter who included "Vincent" on his second studio album along with "Sister Fatima", "Empty Chairs", "Babylon", and "The Grave"?

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Don McLean

The lyrics: In your multitudes/ Scarce to be counted/ Filling the darkness/ With order and light/ You are the sentinels/ Silent and sure/ Keeping watch in the night/ Keeping watch in the night. Are the lyrics from a particular song that is sung solo in which musical?

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Les Miserables

This actor played the character "Nick the Lounge Singer" on Saturday Night Live 11 times while he was a cast member, including a memorable outing where he sang made up lyrics to the theme from Star Wars. In the film St. Vincent, he has a two minute scene where he sings along to Bob Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm". Who is this comic actor (hint: this actor and Bob Dylan were both guests together on a May 19, 2015 television show)?

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Bill Murray

In astronomy, the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram is a way of showing the relationship between the luminosity of a star and its absolute magnitude. The diagram is cut in half by a diagonal line called "The Main Sequence". What colorful term names the largest grouping of stars found in the lower left of the H-R diagram?

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white dwarf

One of the better biographies of this man takes its title from the English translation of his Arikara name, Son of the Morning Star. His announcement of the discovery of gold in South Dakota led to a more aggressive stance in maintaining control of that region, and it likely cost him the life of his two brothers (in addition to his own). Who was this noted figure from American history?

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George Armstrong Custer

What are the first five letters of the name of the biological family that includes daisies and sunflowers? The original name for this family was "compositae", but we want the first five letters of the current scientific name for the family.

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ASTER

One conversation from this film includes a conversation that includes the question Say, Hot Dog; what the hell does "astronaut" mean, anyway?, with the reply being Star voyager. This conversation takes place at a bar called the Happy Bottom Riding Club owned by retired aviatrix Pancho Barnes. Starring Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, and Sam Shepard, name this film based on a 1979 novel by Tom Wolfe.

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The Right Stuff