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Welcome to TD #311 – “Name’s the Same.” The questions will somehow center around names that are shared; usually by people, but not always. And you never know, some fictional characters may make an appearance.
For the people, generally the real name is used; although sometimes a stage name will be called for, so please watch for that. You should be able to complete this with general knowledge and maybe just a bit of logic.
The basic rules apply:
Your goal is to achieve the lowest score for all questions; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players also submitting your answer.
Wrong answers count for the SHEEP (most common answer) + 5 points.
You must give the letter for any question that includes letters next to its choices. Using the wrong letter or submitting with no letter will be counted as incorrect.
You may DROP one question and receive zero points for that question; you may also SHEEP one question and receive the point total of the most common answer.
As always, no cheating. This includes googling or other research, asking others, or Vulcan mind melds.
This TD also includes one extra credit question which will count for -2 points off your score. There will be no penalty for incorrect answers to the extra credit question.
A tie–breaker will be used only in case of any ties in the final top three positions. First tie-breaker will be whoever had the most number of singletons. If a second tie-breaker is needed, earlier date and time of entry will decide the position.
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m.(EDT) on Sept. 12. ENTRIES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY PM TO ME. THANKS.
Good luck and enjoy!
1. The Last Name Shared.
Give the LAST name shared by one of the following; be sure to include corresponding letter of your response. (10 possible responses)
2. The First Name Has It.
A. U. S. President James and Some Like it Hot's Marilyn (use stage name)
B.African-American Patriot spy James and the French Marquis instrumental to the Patriot cause
C. Jazz trumpeter Louis and NASA's Neil
D. English poet William and Broadway pioneer Eubie
E. Garrett, who invented a safety hood and a financier whose two initials were "J. P."
F. A Founding Father whose first name was Roger and the Civil War general who marched to the sea
G. A Founding Father from PA (and DE!) and reclusive poet Emily
H. ONe was fourth Chief Justice of the U. S. and the other made history when he joined the Supreme Court in 1967
I. The first U.S. female to serve ina Presidential Cabinet and a Psycho actor
J. The actor who portrayed "Maxwell Smart" on tv and legendary photographer Ansel
Give the FIRST name shared by ONE of the following. Be sure to include the corresponding letter of your response.(10 possible responses)
A. legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers and a Starry Night artist
B. One was a movie, Broadway, and tv actress who led an all-Black cast of Hello, Dolly! and the other is the author of the novel, The Good Earth
C. Both of these gentlemen were born under the German Empire; one was a "relativity" genius; the other was a medical doctor, musician, theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
D. one was a tire magnate, the other a politician and gay rights activist who was assassinated
E. one of these gentlemen was called 'the most trusted man in America' ; he shared a first name with an actor who played half an Odd Couple
F. one of these notable was the first human into outer space; theh other an Asian-American woman who was a dedicated civil rights activist
G. although both of these entertainers appeared in films. one is also noted for dance and choreography, the other starred in the movie of a novel by Harper Lee
H. one who shares this first name was a famous U. S. suffragist and co-author of the Equal Rights Amendment; the other was a Ms. (later married) who inspired a trip to 'Wonderland'
I. both American, one of these gentlemen was a playwright, the other a Socialist activist and labor organizer - who once ran for U. S. President from prison
J. one of these ladies was a track and field athlete and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist at Rome in 1960, the other was first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
3. It Take Two.
Give both last names
based on one
of the following. You must give BOTH last names. Incomplete responses will be marked as incorrect. Be sure to also give the corresponding letter for your response.(11 possible responses)
4. Name’s the Same but In Another Language.
A. both Italian Leonardos, one a famed artist and genius, the other, a mathematician
B. both African-American Benjamins, one was a Stand by Me singer (stage name OR birth name will be accepted here). the other, an astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, and scientist
C. both American Graces, one was a pioneering computer scientist and U. S. Navy Rear Admiral; the other a U. S. First Lady noted for using sign language
D. how about two American Samuels? one revolutionary Samuel was cousin to a U. S. President while the other gave folks the telegraph
E. here's an easy one: two American ladies of the same era named Harriet - one a novelist of whom Pres. Lincoln may have said "started this great war" while the other was a conductor on the Underground Railroad
F. two American Wyatts: one a Wild West gambler, lawman, gunslinger (and a few other things); the other, a writer and father of a certain Anderson who goes "360"
G. one of these gentlemen both named Francis was caught spying for the U. S.; the other was an English philosopher, statesmen, and early advocate of the scientific method
H. one of these Carolines was American the mother of the author or the "Little House" books; the other English - and she had an affair with Lord Byron
I. And English Jane gave us Pride and Prejudice; an American Jane gave us Hull House, the first settlement house in the U. S.
J. one of these American Margarets was the first woman to serve in both Houses of Congress; the other wrote a little novel about Scarlett O'Hara
Although these first names aren’t uncommon in English, here they’re either the French or Spanish interpretation of the famous person’s “real” first name. Give ONE of the following " real" first names and be sure to indicate corresponding letter of your choice.(9possible responses)
A. "Etienne" Douglas (he debated Lincoln)
B. "Andre" Wyeth (one of a famous family of painters)
C. "Guillaume" Clark (co-leader of the 'Corps of Discovery')
D. 'Mad' "Antoine" Wayne (Revolutionary Patriot general)
E. "Raoul" Bunche (Nobel Peace Prize Recipient)
F. "Ramon" Chandler (detective fiction writer)
G. "Pablo" Robeson (who went into exile due to McCarthyism)
H. Sir "Lorenzo" Olivier (famed actor)
I. "Alejandro" Calder (sculptor of famous mobiles)
MORE QUESTIONS COMING...5. First Name’s the Same – Forward or Backward.
Yes, there are some names which are also palindromes. Here are the clues ; identify the LAST name of ONE of the following individuals. Example with a fictional character: If I gave you “Eve __________; Jessica’s friend who sold real estate on Murder, She Wrote
-- the correct response would be – Simpson
”. Be sure to include the corresponding letter of your response.(8 possible responses)
6. The Daphne List.
A. use stage name here: Ava _________; actress, one film was Showboat
B. Hannah ___________; second wife of founder of PA
C. Asa Phillip ____________; famed African-American civil rights and union activist
D. use stage name: Eve _____________; actress whose credits include Our Miss Brooks and The Mothers-in-Law
E. Anna __________; you may remember her as Patty - stage, film and tv actress who eventually played both ley roles in The Miracle Worker
F. Otto ___________; famed diarist Anne father
G. Anna _______________; yes Anna is the actual first name of this prominent U. S. First Lady
H. Otto _______________; film director whose credits include Anatomy of a Murder
Being a fan of the sitcom Frasier, I remember the episode where Niles and Daphne were considering names for their future son or daughter. At one point Niles chides Daphne for giving a list of Medieval occupations. Here are some folks with names which could be thought of as old terms for occupations. Can you give ONE of the actual
first or last names? Be sure to include corresponding letters of your choices!
(6 possible responses)
7. Middle Name’s the Same – as a U. S. President.
A, Ruby (bargeman) ; she was a noted stage actress once married to Al Jolson (BTW, Ruby is her real middle name)
B. (stone cutter) Adams ; actor best known for a role on TV's Lou Grant
C. Sophie (cleaner of cloth goods) ; singer - "Last of the Red Hot Mamas"
D. Noah (weaver) ; a leader in American English lexicography
E. (arrow maker) Christian; leader of Mutiny on the Bounty
F. P. L. (toll bridge collector) ; creator of "Mary Poppins"
Give ONE person’s middle
name from the following clues and be sure to include corresponding letter of your response.
(10 possible responses)
8. Name’s the same - as a color.
A. Samuel ________ Coleridge (yes, the English poet!)
B. Jack ___________ Robinson (Baseball Hall of Famer)
C. Graham ____________ Chapman (Monty Python comedian)
D. Irving __________ Thalberg (pioneering Hollywood movie producer)
E. William ___________ "Jack" Dempsey (Heavyweght Boxin champ)
F. Woody ___________ Guthrie (famed folk singer)
G. Jacob ____________Freund, aka, John Forsythe --- this middle name is also shared by Edmund _________ Anderson, aka Eddie "ERocester" Anderson---- both cool actors!
H. Edward __________ "Duke" Ellington" (Jazz great)
I. Paul ___________ Pollock (you probably know this abstract expressionist artist by this middle name!)
J. Mary ________ Ivins (not Moore!) ) better known as columnist Molly)
(or what could also refer to a color) Based on the clues, can you supply the last name for ONE? Be sure to give the corresponding letter of your response (absolutely crucial here!).
(10 possible responses)
A. Walter ___________; Civil Rights activist and Ex. Director of NAACP from 1931 - 1955
B. P. Zane _______; author of Western novels
C. Ray _______; played Sheriff Roy Coffee on tv's Bonanza
D. John _________; Abolishionist who led raid on Harper's Ferry, W. VA
E. Hugo _______; U. S. Supreme Court Justice
F. Oliver L. _________; plaintiff in a famous suit leading to school desegregation
G. Barry __________; deep-voiced R & B singer
H. Jack _________; this notorious Jack killed Oswald
I. Theodore H. ___________; wrote The Making of the President series
J. in Italian his name means 'green' - Giuseppe _________; famous composer of opera Aida
MORE QUESTIONS COMING (THERE WILL BE 11 TOTAL + EXTRA CREDIT)9. Name’s the Same All Right.
Can you give the shared name in question from the clues? Give ONE name and be sure to give corresponding letter of your response. (10 possible responses)
10. Do You Know These Sarahs?
A. a font and a Four Seasons composer
B. the name B. B. King gave to each of his guitars
C. name shared by a t-rex skeleton and fellow ina song Johnny Cash made famous
D. a defunct search engine and last name of fellow who initially led the expedition which first circumnavigated the globe in a single voyage
E. a ragtime composition by Scott Joplin and a series of paintings by Claude Monet (think of an alliterative tree name)
F. mathematician Ms. Robinson probably learned of the fractal equation set sharing her first name
G. a programming language and a slang term for the beverage one might drink to stay awake while doing the programming
H. Ms. Parker who appeared in The Sound of Music , and one of the 3 ships boarded during the Boston Tea Party
I. a revolutionary song/hymn by Billings (and at least two other hymns share this tune name) and the first name of the cartoonist creator of "Dick Tracy"
J. Ms. Lazarus, writer of poem we associate with the Statue of Liberty and the first name of heroine and title of a novel by Ms. Austen
From the clues, give the LAST NAME for TWO
of the six: Be sure to give corresponding letters of your 2 name responses. (15 possible responses)
11. Some novelists have the same last name.
A. Sarah D___________; she and sister "Bessie" were noted memoirists
B. Sarah W_________; last married name of millionaire business woman "Madam C. J. W---"
C Sarah H__________; you may know her as Sally, Pres. Jefferson's enslaved paramour
D. Sara P___________; one of our U. S. First Ladies
E. Sarah V________; famous jazz singer - "The Divine One"
F. Sarah G________; she her sister, and her brother-in-law were all noted Abolisionists
For this one, name ONE finished novel
by: either one
of the three Bronte sisters OR
by Laura Ingalls Wilder OR
by Thorton Wilder. (20 possible responses) Shouldn't be a problem, but we want only a FINISHED NOVEL by ONE of those authors.Extra credit (-2 points) No penalty for wrong answers for this one.
Think of two gentlemen: their first and last names are the same, but one was a novelist and the other built a company on a foundation of stitches! You must give both first and last name only! TWO possible correct responses!
WHEW!! THAT'S IT!!!
I notice some of the formatting may be off. Sorry - I was petrified of getting timed out and I don't draft lets you save formatting (spoilers maybe too?)
Anyway, I definitely need a break and will check back later.