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Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Week 2!

10 February 2009 No Comment

Here are the rules again:

In an effort to revitalize Black History Month for ‘09, I am conducting a Black History Month Pop Culture Trivia Challenge.  Every Monday I will post a new set of trivia questions and you will have until the following Sunday evening at 8:00 pm to submit your answers to me via e-mail at quiz@whatwouldthembido.com. I will post the answers and the top 10 scores every Tuesday. The quiz will be cumulative, so anyone can take the lead at any time! The best part is, because I love my readers so much, the winner gets a $100 gift certificate to iTunes, Target, or Amazon.com! I’m so for real!

The best way to go about this is to copy and paste the quiz into an e-mail, title the e-mail “Week One” insert your answers and send it to me. I will only accept one entry per week per person, and you may not use an anonymous e-mail address for submissions. Don’t leave answers in the comments because what’s the point of that?! Lastly, if you use the internet to find the answers you’se a CHEATER, but to guard against you sneaky petes not all of the questions can be answered through Google alone anyway so don’t even try to break fly! And yes, there will always be an extra credit bonus question that loyal readers will have an easier time answering.

1. Photo ID. This is a photo from what short-lived 1980’s sitcom? (5 points)

2. What 1990’s sketch comedy show featured the crowd-rousing “hum to a roar”? (10 points)

3. Who Am I? Here is a throwback photo of a veteran actress. Name her (or one of her characters). (10 points)


4. Six Degrees of Angela Bassett. You’ve heard of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” This is the black version because lord knows Angela Bassett has worked just as much as he has! Connect Angela Bassett to another celebrity using movies, television, or music. Easy example: How can you connect Angela Bassett to Larenz Tate? One path is that she was in How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Taye Diggs, who was in The Best Man with Nia Long, who was in Love Jones with Larenz Tate. Remember you can use tv, movies, or music, but not relationships like who’s dated whom, etc.

Can you connect Angela Basset to Diahann Carroll? (10 points)

5. Hip-Hop Quotable: “_ _ _ _ _ _ , _ _ _ _ _ _ on the _ _ _ _ /_ _ _ _ me, _ _ _ _ _ _, what is _ _ _ _ _?/Can it be my  _ _    _ _ clothes/Or is it just my _ _   _ _ song?” (10 blanks, 1 point each)

6. Random Math.  Take the percentage of Crystal Waters “Pure Love” and subtract the number of  “problems” Jay-Z has. Multiply this by the number of things Des’Ree says you “Gotta Be,” and add the number of whole days Toni Braxton waited to hear from her boo. Show your work for partial credit. (5 points)

7. This is a screenshot from which hip-hop video? (10 points)


8. Obligatory Cosby Show Question. There is only one woman that Claire has ever been jealous of when it comes to her and Cliff. Name her. (10 points)

9. Connections What do these three actors have in common? They are not the only black actors to share this commonality. Left to Right – Michael Beach, Tisha Campbell, Jesse L. Martin (15 points)



10. Clear That Sample. What 90’s hip-hop song sampled the track below? (15 points)

BONUS READER APPRECIATION QUESTION: There are a few black people I can’t stand. Name two. (10 points)

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