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October 18, 2015

Annual Quiz 2015


Dear Faithful Readers and Annual Quiz Participants,
Spectacular treasures await you if you can guess what the following people have in common.

In music:
Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier)
Aretha Franklin
Bernice Johnson Reagon
David Ruffin (Temptations)
Duncan Campbell Scott
F. R. Scott
Faith Petric
Greg Brown
Hampton Hawes
Helen Phillips
Iris DeMent
James Carr
Joan Baez’s parents
Jonas Brothers
Katy Perry
Katharine Purvis (When the Saints)
Kings of Leon (3 Followill brothers)
Lee Hays
Lemmy (Motorhead)
Lizz Wright
Marvin Gaye
Nat King Cole
Nina Simone
Paper Lions (MacPhee brothers)
Pointer Sisters
Portia White
Rita Coolidge
Rhoda Scott
Sam Cooke
Sister Rosetta Thorpe
Tori Amos
W. C. Handy
Wilf Carter
Wyclef Jean

In politics:
Aaron Burr
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Angela Merkel
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Cesare Borgia
Condoleezza Rice
Dorothea Dix
George McGovern
George Stephanopoulus
Gordon Brown
Isabella Beecher Hooker
Jesse Jackson Jr.
John Ashcroft
John Foster Dulles
Kenneth Kaunda
Lester B. Pearson
Lucrezia Borgia
Malcolm X (Little)
Michael Chertoff
Norman Thomas
Woodrow Wilson

In literature:
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Amy Tan
Andrew Marvell
Anne, Charlotte & Emily Brontë
Cleanth Brooks
E. J. Pratt
Elizabeth Gaskell
Erich Segal
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Huston Smith
James Baldwin
Jane Austen
Julius Lester
Pearl S. Buck
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stephen Crane
William P. Young

In cinema/TV:
Adrian Zmed
Anne Heche
Arsenio Hall
Ashlee & Jessica Simpson
Dana Andrews
Dave & Ian Thomas
David Steinberg
Denzel Washington
Diane Lane
Ingmar Bergman
Missy Peregrym
Sam Kinison
Steve Forrest

Others:
Albert Schweitzer
Alfred North Whitehead
Carl Jung
Charlie Manuel
Demitri Martin
Frank Lloyd Wright
Friedrich Nietzsche
Harry Houdini
Ivan Pavlov
Karl Barth
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Michael Chertoff
Nicola Tesla
Phil Jackson
Robert Baden-Powell,
Robert Noyce (Intel)
Sir Christopher Wren
Vincent Van Gogh
Wright Brothers

Need a clue?

Happy trials, Martin


Mutt:  Why did the man throw the clock out the window? He wanted to see time fly!
Jeff:  That is the worst joke I ever heard in nursery school.
Mutt:  I know. I'm truly sorry.
Jeff:  Oh, sure.

Mutt:  How do you know if you've met a Korean vampire? He doesn't have a Seoul.
Jeff:  P.U.
Mutt:  Why do bagpipers walk when they play? They're trying to get away from the noise.
Jeff:  So why do gorillas have big nostrils? Because they have big fingers.
Mutt:  If people from Poland are called "Poles," why aren't people from Holland called "Holes?
Jeff:  Careful, racism alert.
Mutt: I'm truly sorry. You know, my daughter has married an Irishman.
Jeff:  Oh, really?
Mutt: No, O'Reilly!
Jeff: You get one ha for that. Ha.
Mutt:  A man wanted to borrow my newspaper, he asked, "Are you finished?"
Jeff:  I know. You said, "No, I'm Norwegian."
Mutt:  I was arrested at the airport. Just because I was greeting my cousin Jack!
Jeff:  You've never been to the airport.
Mutt:  All that I said was "Hi Jack", but very loud.
Jeff:  You've never been to the airport.
Mutt:  Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Jeff:  So what is your favourite music group?
Mutt: I love U2!
Jeff: I love you too, but what is your favorite music group?
Mutt:  Say goodnight, Jeff.
Jeff:  Goodnight Jeff.

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