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  • 1. 

    What fictional beach community was the setting for the book and movie Jaws?

    • A.

      Boothbay Harbor

    • B.

      Venice Beach

    • C.

      Amity Island

    • D.

      None of These

    Correct Answer
    C. Amity Island
    Explanation
    Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. In the story, a giant man-eating great white shark attacks beachgoers on Amity Island, a fictional New England summer resort town.

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  • 2. 

    Which four movies made use of Bananarama’s hit single ”Cruel Summer.”

    • A.

      Karate Kid (1984), Fraternity Vacation (1985), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997), Blue Crush (2002)

    • B.

      Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Silver Bullet (1985), Last Action Hero (1993), Trainspotting (1996)

    • C.

      Sixteen Candles (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Heathers (1989), L.A. Confidential (1997)

    • D.

      Flashdance (1983), Mannequin (1987), Man of the House (1995), 500 Days of Summer (2009)

    Correct Answer
    A. Karate Kid (1984), Fraternity Vacation (1985), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997), Blue Crush (2002)
    Explanation
    "Cruel Summer" is a pop song written and originally performed by Bananarama that was a top ten hit in Britain (1983) and the U.S. (1984).

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  • 3. 

    In The Little Mermaid, what name does Ursula go by when she disguises herself and uses Ariel’s voice to try and win over Eric?

    • A.

      Clarissa

    • B.

      Vanessa

    • C.

      Athena

    • D.

      Caroline

    Correct Answer
    B. Vanessa
    Explanation
    After transforming herself into a human by the name of "Vanessa", Ursula bewitches Eric to try and get him to marry her.

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  • 4. 

    Where was the first public beach in the USA, in 1895?

    • A.

      Miami Beach, FL

    • B.

      Myrtle Beach, SC

    • C.

      Revere Beach, MA

    • D.

      Panama City Beach, FL

    Correct Answer
    C. Revere Beach, MA
    Explanation
    Revere Beach is a public beach in Revere, Massachusetts, USA, located about 4 miles north of downtown Boston. Revere Beach was founded in 1895 as the first public beach in the United States. More than 250,000 bathers might relax along Revere's shores on hot summer afternoons.

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  • 5. 

    In ‘Ferris Beuller’s Day Off’, when the parking lot attendants go on a joyride in Cameron’s father’s car, we hear signature music from another film.  Which film’s famous score is it?

    • A.

      2001: A Space Odyssey

    • B.

      Star Wars

    • C.

      Chariots Of Fire

    • D.

      Gone With The Wind

    Correct Answer
    B. Star Wars
    Explanation
    The brief scene of the valets driving the car to the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) theme was done in post-production.

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  • 6. 

    What was the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth?

    • A.

      117 F / 47 C

    • B.

      123 F / 51 C

    • C.

      134 F / 57 C

    • D.

      160 F / 41 C

    Correct Answer
    C. 134 F / 57 C
    Explanation
    The standard measuring conditions for temperature are in the air, 1.5 meters above the ground, and shielded from direct sunlight. The highest confirmed temperature on Earth recorded according to these measures was 56.7 °C (134.1 °F) in Furnace Creek Ranch, California, located in the Death Valley desert in the United States, on July 10, 1913.

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  • 7. 

    What is the highest SPF sunblock that can be worn and still allow you to get a tan?

    • A.

      SPF 15

    • B.

      SPF 30

    • C.

      SPF 20

    • D.

      SPF 50

    Correct Answer
    D. SPF 50
    Explanation
    Unless you're wearing an SPF of 50+, UV light is still able to penetrate your skin and damage or burn it.

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  • 8. 

    How many pounds do Americans buy of Marshmallows each year?

    • A.

      1 billion

    • B.

      90 million

    • C.

      16.3 million

    • D.

      3 billion

    Correct Answer
    B. 90 million
    Explanation
    According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows each year. On their website — for what it's worth — the trade group points out that that's the same weight as 1,286 gray whales.

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  • 9. 

    A jock, a nerd, a punk, a princess, and a Goth report for detention on a Saturday in the high school library – and find that regardless of appearances, they have much in common. Name this movie, director, and High School they attended:Movie: ________Director: ________High School: ________

    Correct Answer
    The Breakfast Club
    John Hughes
    New Trier High School
    Explanation
    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The storyline follows five teenagers, each a member of a different high school clique, who spend a Saturday in detention together and come to realize that they are all more than their respective stereotypes, while facing a strict disciplinarian.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following ice cream flavors came first?

    • A.

      Coffee

    • B.

      Strawberry

    • C.

      Chocolate

    • D.

      Vanilla

    Correct Answer
    C. Chocolate
    Explanation
    Chocolate ice cream was invented long before vanilla, and the first documented recipe for it appeared in the book The Modern Steward, published in Italy in 1692.

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