Moon by Egantx7

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
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Runner(s)-Up:

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Quiz Description

This is a quiz of 12 questions on the topic of "moon". NOTE: I promise that no questions will in anyway reference or be about teenage vampires. If you are hoping for some kind of a "Twilight" questions to squeal over, just move along.

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Questions:

Which 1981 Oscar-winning film had a soundtrack that included three covers of Blue Moon (Bobby Vinton, Sam Cooke, and The Marcels), in addition to Van Morrison's Moondance and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising?

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An American Werewolf in London

The current version of this nation's flag was adopted in 1962, and features representations of the sun and moon. The flag in use prior to 1962 was essentially the same, except the sun and moon had faces on them. What is this nation with a red flag outlined in blue.

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Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

While the film 2001: A Space Odyssey sees a fantastic mission to the planet Jupiter, the novel sees the spaceship Discovery instead headed for this moon of Saturn. In the novel, David Bowman finds a large black monolith standing out against this moon's white surface. In reality, this moon is best known for being "two-toned", that is one side being very light, and the other side being incredibly dark. While the dark hemisphere of this moon is named for its discoverer, Giovanni Cassini, almost all of its other features have names taken from The Song of Roland. Name this third largest moon of Saturn.

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Iapetus

Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, and Eugene Cernan was the last. In addition to this incredible distinction, and having served in the Navy, both men also share the same collegiate alma mater. Armstrong supposedly entered this university at age 17 after turning down MIT, and became the most famous baritone player ever when he marched in their marching band. Cernan earned his BS in Electrical Engineering here. Name this Midwestern university named for a dry goods dealer who made his money selling same to the Union Army during the Civil War.

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Purdue University

This work won the 1966 Nebula and 1967 Hugo Award. This story follows the exploits of Manuel Garcia O'Kelly-Davis, a computer technician who is prodded into starting a revolution on the moon by the now sentient computer system who is running the lunar colony/penal colony. Eventually, the Earth is forced to capitulate and recognize lunar independence. Identify this novel by Robert A. Heinlein

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Which song from 1973, undoubtedly the best known song by King Harvest, includes the lyrics:

Everybody here is out of sight

They don't bark and they don't bite

They keep things loose, they keep 'em tight?

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Dancing in the Moonlight

Keith Moon may have been one of the most influential drummers of all time, but no one confused him for being among the more sane individuals of all time. During a 1967 appearance by The Who on a TV show hosted by these two entertainment personalities, Moon had his drum kit loaded with explosives, and set them off during a performance of "My Generation" resulting in Pete Townsend's hair getting singed and a piece of a cymbal lodging itself in Moon's arm. Name this pair known for singing and comedy and bucking the establishment.

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Tom & Dick Smothers (The Smothers Brothers)

In The Simpsons episode "Mom and Pop Art", Homer dreams of waking up in this picture, taking the place of the title figure, with the prominent animal licking him awake. This 1897 painting features a prominent moon in the upper right corner. The title figure is holding a walking stick while a mandolin and reddish water vase are nearby. The prominent lion is just behind the title figure, but is not poised to attack. Identify this painting, currently in the collection of the MOMA, one of the more famous works by Henri Rousseau.

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The Sleeping Gypsy

Give the TV series original title. The Mooninites (Ignignokt and Err) were to be the stars of the TV series Spacecataz. When that didn't happen, "clips" of Spacecataz were used as a cold opening for several episodes of this original series that Spacecataz was to be spun off of. In this series, Ignignokt and Err are shown to be annoying antagonists, often trying to encourage the childlike Meatwad into bad behavior. Identify this series, an Adult Swim staple which ended an 11 season run in 2015.

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force

This 1953 comedy directed by Otto Premiger was banned in three states because it so callously dealt with subjects like seduction and virginity. When the Kansas Supreme Court refused to lift the ban, United Artists took the case to the US Supreme Court, reversing the ban, and setting in action a permanent weakening of the Hays Code and the Breen Office which oversaw motion picture censorship. Identify this film starring William Holden, Maggie McNamara, and David Niven. Bonus clue: Fans of the TV series M*A*S*H might recall that an entire episode revolved around the 4077 trying to get a copy of this film because of its "adult" content.

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The Moon is Blue

This moon is one of the few moons where vulcanism of any kind has been observed. This moon is uniquely noted for its "cantaloupe terrain" which covers its western hemisphere. This moon is the only large moon in the solar system with a retrograde orbit. Identify this moon, the seventh largest in the solar system, and the largest moon orbiting a body beyond Saturn.

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Triton

This is the title of an 1869 poem by Paul Verlaine, which ends with the stanza:

With the still moonlight, sad and beautiful,

That sets the birds dreaming in the trees

And the fountains sobbing in ecstasy,

The tall slender fountains among marble statues.

This poem became the inspiration for a more famous piece of music of the same name, the third movement in a piano suite entitled Suite bergamasque. Identify this piece written for piano by Claude DeBussy.

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Clair de lune