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Bay Area Pop Culture Quiz: Miscellaneous

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Test your knowledge of some of the people, places and things that put the Bay Area on the pop-culture map. Last up: Miscellaneous.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Berkeley-based author Michael Chabon won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for what acclaimed novel?
    • A. 

      “Wonder Boys”

    • B. 

      “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh”

    • C. 

      “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”

    • D. 

      “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union”

  • 2. 
    In the popular comic strip, "Dilbert," created by Pleasanton’s Scott Adams, which combustible character is known for occasionally brandishing the "Fist of Death?"
    • A. 

      Alice

    • B. 

      Dogbert

    • C. 

      Dilbert

    • D. 

      Pointy Haired Boss

  • 3. 
    One of San Francisco comedian Pat Paulsen’s recurring shticks was his running for president. Under which party or parties did he run?
    • A. 

      Republican

    • B. 

      Democrat

    • C. 

      Republican and Democrat

    • D. 

      The American Destiny Party

  • 4. 
    Long before the zombie apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead" freaked out TV viewers, it was a prize-winning comic book issued by what Berkeley-based publisher?
    • A. 

      Tenspeed Press

    • B. 

      Woodbury Comics

    • C. 

      Telegraph Ave. Comics

    • D. 

      Image Comics

  • 5. 
    This Redwood City team didn’t create video-game superheroine Lara Croft, but it did do a brilliant reboot of "Tomb Raider." What’s the name of the developer?
    • A. 

      Visceral Games

    • B. 

      Zynga

    • C. 

      Sledgehammer Games

    • D. 

      Crystal Dynamics

  • 6. 
    Jazz legend Dave Brubeck graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, but his initial major was not music. What was it?
    • A. 

      Veterinary science

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Accounting

    • D. 

      Social work

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