Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Name That Line

From Paul Levine

Quiz Time:

1. “I’ve met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my time, but you – you’re twenty minutes.”
(A)
Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain in a private cooking class

(B)
Robert Morley to Jacqueline Bisset in “Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?”


(C)
Jan Sterling to Kirk Douglas in “Ace in the Hole”


2. “All children, except one, grow up.”

(A)
The answer to Fermat’s Theorem


(B)
The opening line of “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie

(C)
A disgusted Barbara Bush to her husband, George H.W. Bush


3. “The sun had not yet risen.”

(A)
The last line of “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway

(B)
The opening line of “The Waves” by Virginia Woolf


(C)
Both A & B.


4. Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it.”

(A)
From the autobiography of LeBron James


(B)
The opening of a “Law & Order” script, the first line of dialogue being, “Say, is that a hand in the trash can?”


(C)
The opening line of “Rabbit, Run” by John Updike


5. “I used to live in a sewer. Now I live in a swamp. I’ve come up in the world.”

(A)
Linda Darnell in the 1950 film, “No Way Out.”

(B)
Art Carney as Ed Norton in “The Honeymooners.”


(C)
A line from a very bad translation of “Madame Bovary.”


6. Don’t your nose get sore, sticking it all the time in other people’s business?”

(A)
Dialogue that precedes a rhinoplasty on “Nip/Tuck.”


(B)
Myrna Dell to George Raft in the 1946 film, “Nocturne”


(C)
Roman Polanski to Jack Nicholson in "Chinatown.


7. You’re dead, son. Get yourself buried.”

(A)
Whoopi Goldberg in “Ghost.”


(B)
Burt Lancaster to Tony Curtis in “Sweet Smell of Success.”


(C)
Controversial ad for Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles


8. We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.

(A)
Patty Smiley’s diary entry the last time she drove from L.A. to Las Vegas


(B)
Nicholas Cage in “Leaving Las Vegas”


(C)
Opening line of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson


9. “He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.”

(A)
Opening line of “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway



(B)
Ishmael’s description of Captain Ahab in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”


(C)
Jim Born’s recurring nightmare of his retirement days.

10. The capitol of Montana is:

(A) Hannah

(B) Helena

(C) Joe

(Answers: 1-C, 2-B, 3-B, 4-C, 5-A, 6-B, 7-B, 8-C, 9-A, 10-B)

If you answered all questions correctly, you should get out of the house more. Feel free to click the envelope below and send the quiz to people less informed.

Here's looking at you, kid,

Paul

10 comments:

  1. James O. Born10/09/2007 7:18 AM

    Very good, Paul. It humbled me.

    When I worked in Miami we'd arrest the guys who stole cars then used them to rob tourists. Once they were secure in the back of my car I always make them an offer: "If you can answer one question I'll cut you loose."
    I'd get an excited, "For real? Okay, ask,ask!!!"

    "What's the capital of Montana?"

    No one ever answered correctly.

    At least I knew it today.

    Jim

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  2. Jim's question reminds me of Gene Hackman as Popeye Doyle in "The French Connection." On making an arrest, his standard question was "You still picking your feet in Poughkeepsie?"

    Confused the hell out of the bad guys.

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  3. patty smiley10/09/2007 8:46 AM

    I answered them all correctly except for #8

    8. “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”

    I was just SURE this came from my diary, but nope. It was wasn't Barstow.

    How DO you keep all this trivia in your head?

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  4. Patty,
    My mind gobbles up useless facts like the plant that ate people in "Little Shop of Horrors." Unfortunately, I often forget which exit to take on the 101 to drive home.

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  5. James O. Born10/09/2007 10:31 AM

    No information is ever useless.

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  6. Especially on the 101.

    GREAT questions, Paul!!!

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  7. Hmmm, "Come on an' feed me, Seymour!"

    This is Paul's brain on drugs.

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  8. patty smiley10/09/2007 3:35 PM

    Paulie, here's a challenge for your brain. Can it tell me where I lost my Captain Marvel Secret Decoder ring?

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  9. Patty,
    The ring slipped off your finger on the roller coaster during the sixth grade outing to the Yakima County Fair. It's now being worn by a carny who winters in St. Petersburg, FL.

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  10. patty smiley10/10/2007 8:56 AM

    Omigod! That's really woo-woo. Thanks for letting me know. At least the ring has a good home.

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