Pop (Culture) Quiz #1: Winners Announced!

War Games Incoming

Congratulations to Mike Moore and Jay McDowell, the first and second place winners (respectively) of 2 Warps to Neptune’s very first Quiz!

Mike got 22 out of 30 (including all 5 Breakfast Club answers), and Jay got 17 out of 30. Good work, guys. And a giant thank you to everyone who played. The questions weren’t a walk in the park, I know.

I had a lot of fun writing the thing, and I’ll do another one at some point next year. Keep your minds and pencils sharp!

Here’s the answer key to #1:

  1. Abraham
  2. a (Pencil)
  3. b (Conquest)
  4. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars
  5. a (The Keep on the Borderlands)
  6. Brain: had a gun in his locker; Athlete: taped Larry Lester’s buns together; Basket Case: had nothing better to do; Princess: ditched school to go shopping; Criminal: pulled the fire alarm (“What if your home, what if your family—what if your dope—was on fire?” “Impossible, sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.”)
  7. c (Conan the Barbarian)
  8. Mansion, Apartment, Shack/Sewer, House
  9. Gyruss
  10. Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel
  11. c (The Man from Snowy River)
  12. Duran Duran (eponymous)
  13. Magic Realm
  14. Big Trouble in Little China (Friend J. missed this one and was rightly, heartily ashamed. We watched the movie almost every weekend.)
  15. Bruce Springsteen
  16. c (Wisdom)
  17. The Cure
  18. c (Wolverine)
  19. Battlestar Galactica
  20. E.T.
  21. BONUS QUESTION: The Day After

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