Head2Head Trivia: Break out your buzzer, it’s time to test your knowledge of quotes

By Rebekah Bradford  Special to the Post and Courier   – Thursday, June 6, 2013

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While the “Star Wars” films produced numerous quotable lines, a line by Yoda is easily in the Top 100 (seriously, there are a lot of great lines). Look to Question 6 for one of his famous lines.

There are certain quotations that everybody seems to know. For instance, “Go ahead, make my day” “Let them eat cake” and “Show me the money!”

What’s harder is knowing who said them, which is what makes quotations a good trivia topic.

New Head2Head champ John Harding is being challenged by Tiffany Pretlow, a student at the College of Charleston.



QUESTIONS

1. Which 19th century novel begins with the following sentence, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...”?

2. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” is a famous quotation by what professional athlete?

3. Who said, “Give me liberty or give me death?”

4. Which of Charles Schultz’s Peanuts characters said, “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love”?

5. Which famous musician once said, “We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first — rock and roll or Christianity”?

6. “Do, or do not. There is no try,” is a well-known line from which movie character?

7. Who said the following: “I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.”

8. What 1960s icon said, “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live”?

9. Which former U.S. president once said, “I would have made a good pope”?

10. Which beloved children’s author wrote, “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”?

JOHN’S ANSWERS

1. “Great Expectations”

2. Ali

3. Sam Adams

4. Charlie Brown?

5. Mick Jagger

6. Yoda

7. Donald Duck

8. Is it Kennedy?

9. Clinton

10. Dr. Seuss



TIFFANY’S ANSWERS

1. It’s not multiple choice? I don’t know.

2. Muhammad Ali

3. I’m so bad at this. Is there an “a” in his name? I have no idea.

4. It’s one of the girls, I think. Charlie Brown’s sister.

5. John Lennon

6. I don’t watch movies.

7. Minnie

8. Is it from a movie?

9. Roosevelt

10. “Cat in the Hat” guy? I’m blanking now ... Dr. Seuss.



CONCLUSION

This week’s contest was a low scoring one, but John pulled off another win. He’ll defend his title next week against a new Head2Head contestant.



CORRECT ANSWERS

1. “A Tale of Two Cities”

2. Muhammad Ali

3. Patrick Henry

4. Charlie Brown

5. John Lennon

6. Yoda

7. Walt Disney

8. Martin Luther King Jr.

9. Richard Nixon

10. Dr. Seuss