Quiz Questions  Archive: Quiz #45
Set by Adam  |  24 pts     (2017-01-14)

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1) The godly character played by Ian McShane in the TV series American Gods, shares a name with which day of the week? (1 pt)  Adam:  2017-01-14

2) Which British novelist wrote the book American Gods back in 2001? (1 pt)  Adam:  2017-01-14

3) Which deity-titled work won DBC Pierre the Booker Prize for back in 2003? (1 pt)  Adam:  2017-01-14

4) Dieux du Stade/Gods of the Stadium, is the title shared by books and calendars featuring scantily-clad French rugby players – but for which rugby club do they play? (1 pt)  Adam:  2017-01-14

5) Which two actors played "God" in the films Dogma (1999) and Bruce Almighty (2003)? (2 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

6) Which two chemical elements are named after Norse gods? (2 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

7) According to an epic Indian poem (with a clue-giving name), which god/avatar's army of ape men (the Vanara) built "Adam's Bridge" to link India to the Kingdom of Lanka? It was built to enable him to rescue his deity wife/avatar from King Ravana so, for a second point, what was her name? (2 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

8) According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in Ancient Egypt who were the primary gods of: a) the underworld, death and resurrection b) chaos, violence, deserts and storms c) motherhood, fertility and childbirth. (3 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

9) One planet in our solar system as two moons, named after the sons of the Greek gods Ares and Aphrodite – for three points, which planet, and what are the two moons called? (3 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

10) The following are short synopses of films (from IMDb) and their respective years of release. The films all have "God" as part of their titles – for a point each, name the films: a) The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity (2014) b) The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate (1974) c) Two boys growing up in a violent neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer (2002) d) Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path (2017) e) The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863 (2003) f) Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict (2016) g) Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death (2013) h) The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored (1998) (8 pts)  Adam:  2017-01-14

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