2005 TRASH Regionals
Round 07

1. Jeopardy! isn't just a TV show -- it's a movie star. Given descriptions of a Jeopardy! cameos in films, name the films for ten points each.

  1. In this 1993 comedy, Bill Murray stuns a roomful of elderly B&B guests with his prescient knowledge of all the answers while watching an episode featuring Ultimate Tournament of Champions competitor Leslie Frates.
    Answer: Groundhog Day
  2. In this 1992 flick, Rosie Perez shows just as much of a competitive streak as boyfriend Woody Harrleson. She memorizes all the Q words and becomes a Jeopardy! champ.
    Answer: White Men Can't Jump
  3. In this atrocious Pauly Shore vehicle from 1995, Shore's character's dog is obsessed with the show and watches one episode where the Final Jeopardy answer is "Poland."
    Answer: Jury Duty

2. As TRASH continues to search for controversy in music questions, we turn now to songs with pro-life or anti-abortion messages. Answer the following about such songs for ten points each.

  1. This 2005 song by singer/actor Nick Cannon is an autobiographical tune about how his mother walked away from an abortion facility minutes before she was scheduled to abort Cannon. Cannon insists said song is not an anti-abortion mantra.
    Answer: Can I Live
  2. Generally considered one of the worst songs ever recorded, this 1974 Paul Anka chart-topper was condemned by feminist groups for having lyrics suggesting that abortion was not an option in an unwanted pregnancy.
    Answer: (You're) Having My Baby
  3. This '70s duo responsible for "Summer Breeze," "Diamond Girl" and "Get Closer" saw their popularity plunge thanks to their pro-life song "Unborn Child," written from the point of view of a fetus.
    Answer: Seals and Crofts

3. Answer the following about female race car drivers not named Danica Patrick for ten points each.

  1. Now driving for Richard Childress on NASCAR's Grand National West circuit, this 24-year-old competed in the Indianapolis 500 every year between 2000 and 2004.
    Answer: Sarah Fisher
  2. The 1992 Indy 500 rookie of the year, this Indiana native made seven Indy 500 starts between 1992 and 2000, with a top finish of 11th in 1992.
    Answer: Lyn St. James
  3. The first woman to race in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500, she did both in 1977.
    Answer: Janet Guthrie

4. For ten points each, answer these questions about the TV career of actress Leslie Hope.

  1. After a couple of bouts of amnesia and breaking news of her pregnancy to her husband, Hope's character is killed of by her husband's former lover, Nina Meyers, at the end of the first season of this Fox show.
    Answer: 24
  2. Hope played FBI agent Lisa Cohen, who was trying to wrest the mean streets of Richmond, Virginia back from mobster Jonah Malloy - played by David Paymer - in this short-lived ABC drama.
    Answer: Line of Fire
  3. Hope can now be seen on ABC's Commander in Chief playing Melanie Blackstone, who holds this post in the Mackenzie Allen cabinet.
    Answer: Attorney General

5. For ten points each, name these comic book characters who died but got better:

  1. The Eradicator stole his body and put it in a regeneration matrix from which he eventually emerged. He had been killed in a slugfest with Doomsday.
    Answer: Superman or Clark Kent or Kal-El
  2. This X-Man injected himself with the cure to the Legacy virus in order to spread it. He was resurrected by the alien Ord for genetic experiments.
    Answer: Colossus or Peter Rasputin (or Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin)
  3. He was blown up over Metropolis while stopping a terrorist plot. He was resurrected as an act of contrition by his friend Hal Jordan, but would not regain his soul until he had to save his son, Connor Hawke.
    Answer: Green Arrow or Oliver Queen

6. Oscar nominations and youth for ten points each.

  1. The youngest actress to win a Best Actress Oscar, this deaf woman was 21 years old when she won her Oscar for Children of a Lesser God.
    Answer: Marlee Matlin
  2. At age 29, this man became the youngest Best Actor Oscar winner in history courtesy of his work in The Pianist.
    Answer: Adrien Brody
  3. Eight-year-old Justin Henry received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work in this 1979 divorce/child custody drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
    Answer: Kramer vs. Kramer

7. Fast food will kill you, but it's pretty damned delicious. For ten points each, given the questionable foodstuff, name the chain that hawks it.

  1. Monster Thick Burger
    Answer: Hardee's
  2. Enormous Omelet Sandwich
    Answer: Burger King
  3. Extreme Sausage Sandwich
    Answer: Jack in the Box

8. 40-30-20-10-1 Name the thing.

  1. (40) It is a thing. What more can we say?
  2. (30) The first recorded note of this item occurred in 1653, with doctors recommending the use of it as treatment for hysteria. In the early 1900s, the Sears Roebuck catalog advertised this as a relaxation aid.
  3. (20) Types of this item available for sale include the two-pronged Jackrabbit and an oscillating model produced by New York-based Advanced Products Corp.
  4. (10) Sometimes known as a "body massager," this device is generally used to attain sexual release, either to a partner or oneself.
  5. (1) Go to goodvibes-dot-com to check out the Vibrator Museum, featuring Joani Blank's collection of these objects.
Answer: Vibrator

9. As Rafael Palmeiro showed us, Viagra and steroids don't mix. Name these other players who got suspended for violating baseball's anti-drug policy this season for ten points each.

  1. One day after Palmeiro's suspension, this Mariners starting pitcher was suspended 10 games.
    Answer: Ryan Franklin
  2. The first major league player to receive a 10-day suspension was this Cuban-born outfielder who was suspended while with the Devil Rays, and later spent time with the Giants
    Answer: Alex Sanchez
  3. The only other "name" player to receive a suspension before Palmeiro was this Venezuelan-born middle reliever, who won 17 games the past two seasons for the Twins.
    Answer: Juan Rincon

10. The life and times of Luther Vandross for ten points each.

  1. Vandross's first big break came in 1975, when he was asked by this British artist to sing backup on his hit album Young Americans. Vandross later served as this man's opening act.
    Answer: David Bowie
  2. Arguably, Vandross's most memorable hit single was this 1990 tune, which has since become a staple at wedding receptions.
    Answer: Here And Now
  3. Although "Here and Now" may be Vandross's best-known work, it was not his highest-charting hit. This 1994 duet with Mariah Carey -- a remake of a 1981 movie hit by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie -- reached #2 on the charts.
    Answer: Endless Love

11. She's Ted McGinley in a training bra. She's Chyler Leigh! Name these TV shows featuring the LaPlaca-in-training for ten points each.

  1. Chyler is currently bringing down this Fox series, where we watch her character, Carla Noll, age 20 years over a 22-episode period.
    Answer: Reunion
  2. In 2003, Chyler was a regular on this David E. Kelley legal drama, playing Claire Wyatt. After the 2002-03 season ended, she was fired in an ABC-ordered cast purge.
    Answer: The Practice
  3. In 2002, Chyler starred on two Fox series that lasted a combined 15 episodes. On one show, she played record store employee June Tuesday. On another, she played young lawyer Sarah Mickle. Name either show.
    Answer: That 80's Show, Girls Club

12. Jackie Chan films for ten points each.

  1. Chan's first true taste of American success came in this 1996 film, where he plays a Hong Kong native who visits family in New York and single-handedly takes on a local gang.
    Answer: Rumble in the Bronx
  2. This 2002 film saw Chan play a hapless limo driver who must take a comatose secret agent's placing by using this title garment.
    Answer: The Tuxedo
  3. Fifteen years before Rumble in the Bronx, Chan played the Subaru driver in this 1981 all-star film about a cross-country car race.
    Answer: The Cannonball Run

13. Answer these questions about U.S. towns being renamed for advertising purposes for ten points each.

  1. In 2005, the town of Canton, Michigan, rejected a request by this automaker to film a commercial there, being that its Ford country. The automaker reportedly wanted to change the town's name to <BLANK> ville in honor of the automaker.
    Answer: Toyota
  2. Echostar announced in 2005 that it will provide free home satellite TV series for 10 years to one town if said town changes its name to this.
    Answer: Dish
  3. In 1950, producer/host Ralph Edwards got Hot Springs, New Mexico, to change its name to this in honor of this stunt game show.
    Answer: Truth or Consequences

14. ESPN personalities in the news for ten points each.

  1. This Saved By the Bell alum is the male co-host of ESPN2's entertainment/sports hybrid piece of junk, ESPN Hollywood.
    Answer: Mario Lopez
  2. This ESPN reporter took a brief respite from being the network's official Barry Bonds stalker, er, I mean, correspondent to cover the death of football player Thomas Herrion.
    Answer: Pedro Gomez
  3. Trying to make sense of all this is this long-time Washington Post sports editor and columnist who, in July 2005, became ESPN's first-ever ombudsman.
    Answer: George Solomon

15. Answer these questions about 2005 convertibles for ten points each.

  1. In 2005, Mazda introduced the MX-5 as a replacement for this best-selling two-seat ragtop in automotive history.
    Answer: Miata
  2. This automaker´┐Żs 2005 convertible, the SLK-55, goes zero-to-60 in 4.3 seconds and has a base price of just over $60,000.
    Answer: Mercedes-Benz
  3. The redesigned version of this Porsche convertible is the first-ever convertible with head curtain air bags and standard stability control.
    Answer: Porsche Boxster (also accept Boxster S)

16. For ten points each, name these potential 21st century one-hit wonders:

  1. Also appearing on the WB show Summerland, he had a hit with "Beautiful Soul".
    Answer: Jesse McCartney
  2. A Germany-based pop band with no German members, they had an international hit in 2001 with "Around the World (La La La La La)".
    Answer: ATC
  3. The Smoking Gun posted some pre-fame mug shots of this rapper best known for her explicit lyrics about oral sex on "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)".
    Answer: Khia Chambers (or Khia Finch)

17. ECW has been dead since 2001, but that doesn't mean wrestling promoters can try and make a buck from it. Answer the following about attempts to bring back the spirit of ECW for ten points each.

  1. In June 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment staged this ECW tribute pay-per-view show from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.
    Answer: ECW: One Night Stand
  2. Two nights before One Night Stand, the ECW tribute show Hardcore Homecoming took place at the infamous ECW Arena, located on the corner of Swanson and Ritner in this U.S. city.
    Answer: Philadelphia
  3. The main promoter for Hardcore Homecoming was this "Franchise", born Troy Martin, who held the ECW world heavyweight title four times between 1993 and 1997.
    Answer: Shane Douglas

18. Celebrities who have penned children's books. Here we go again! Name these celebrity authors for ten points each.

  1. This '70s TV icon, who played attorney Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development, penned the Hank Zipzer books, as well as Niagara Falls, or Does It?.
    Answer: Henry Winkler
  2. This musical actress and wife of Blake Edwards penned the kiddie books Mandy and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.
    Answer: Julie Andrews
  3. This former leader of the Miami Sound Machine penned The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog in 2004.
    Answer: Gloria Estefan

19. For ten points each, name these countries that have already qualified for the 2006 World Cup of soccer.

  1. Led by Andriy Shevchenko, this former Soviet republic became the first first-time qualifier when they took the top spot in UEFA's Group Two in early September by tying Georgia.
    Answer: Ukraine
  2. This former World Cup host was the first to qualify, winning a group that included Iran, Bahrain and North Korea.
    Answer: Japan
  3. Tunisia will be the only African representative with previous World Cup experience. Name any one of the four other first-time qualifiers from that continent.
    Answer: Angola or Ghana or Ivory Coast or Togo

20. For ten points each, name the character controlled by the player in these video games:

  1. Metroid Prime
    Answer: Samus Aran
  2. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
    Answer: Jango Fett
  3. Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
    Answer: Corporal Joseph Griffin

21. The DVD Exclusive Awards honors, among other things, the best in straight-to-DVD releases. Answer these questions about 2005 DVD Exclusive nominees for ten points each.

  1. This actress, best known for playing Gabriella Solis on an ABC series, received a Best Actress nomination for Carlito's Secret.
    Answer: Eva Longoria
  2. Michael Gross was nominated for Best Actor for playing the great grandfather of Burt Grummer in the third sequel to this 1990 Kevin Bacon film about small-town rednecks fighting giant worms.
    Answer: Tremors (note: the sequel is Tremors 4: The Legend Begins)
  3. Amelia Cooke was nominated for Best Actress for Species 3, while this Canadian, who starred in the first two Species films, received a Best Supporting Actress nod.
    Answer: Natasha Henstridge

22. Name these golf tournaments that have major restrictions on entries for ten points each.

  1. Going by this name since 1994, this season-opening event now played at Kapalua in Hawaii is restricted to those who won a tournament the previous year.
    Answer: Mercedes Championships
  2. This official season-ending tournament, now permanently based at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club, is limited to the top 30 players on the PGA money list.
    Answer: The Tour Championship (do not accept PGA Championship)
  3. The limited entry World Golf Championships is made up of four tournaments, including this one usually hosted by Akron's Firestone Country Club.
    Answer: NEC Invitational