TriBond Twelve Trivia #5

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for hints and answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

SPOILER ALERT: Three hints follow.

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Hint #1: Each row is also a TriBond. Bonus points available for figuring those out. Other bonus points are also available…

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Hint #2: You may know #10, #11, and #12 from a variety of media. Also, bonus points are available for being a little more specific on your answers for #10, #11, and #12.

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Hint #3: The answers to the top row have two things in common, so two bonus points are available.

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SPOILER ALERT: The complete lists of basic bonus points, answers, and advanced bonus points follow (in that order).

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BASIC BONUS POINTS:

  • +1 if you figured out that the first row is all actors.
  • +1 if you figured out that the second row is all political offices (or politicians).
  • +1 if you figured out that the third row is all cities.
  • +1 if you figured out that the fourth row is all comic book characters.

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ANSWERS:

  1. Kevin Bacon
  2. Will Smith
  3. Tina Fey
  4. U.S. Vice-Presidents (Ford served under Nixon, Wheeler served under Hayes, Mondale served under Carter)
  5. U.S. Senators
  6. Mayors (Rendell, Philadelphia; Quimby, Springfield [The Simpsons]; Giuliani, New York City)
  7. Pittsburgh
  8. Dallas
  9. Atlanta
  10. Superheroes (The Flash, Robin, Wonder Woman)
  11. Super Villains (The Riddler, Two-Face, The Penguin)
  12. Superheroes (Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Black Widow)

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ADVANCED BONUS POINTS:

  • +1 if you knew the actors in the top row are all from the Philadelphia area.
  • +1 if you knew #5 is the three longest-serving U.S. Senators.
  • +1 if you knew #10 is all DC Comics superheroes (or all Super Friends).
  • +1 if you knew #11 is all DC Comics villains (or all Batman villains).
  • +1 if you knew #12 is all Marvel Comics superheroes (or all Avengers).

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 21

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