This, That, or the Other? #2

As with last week’s trivia game, this week’s is inspired by the great NPR show and podcast Ask Me Another, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg.

In “This, That, or the Other,” you have to guess which of three categories a thing falls into. So — in the image above — each of the things listed is:

  • A crime fiction novel;
  • A punk rock band; or
  • A professional wrestling tag team

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each one you get right is worth 1 point.

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

SPOILER ALERT: The complete list of answers follows. (The only hint I’ll give this week is that there is at least one answer in each category.)

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ANSWERS:

  • Angry Samoans is a punk rock band. (If you guessed pro wrestling tag team, you were thinking of the Wild Samoans.)
  • The Black Echo is a crime fiction novel (Michael Connelly, 1982).
  • The Blackjacks is a pro wrestling tag team (Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza).
  • Carolina Skeletons is a crime fiction novel (David Stout, 1988).
  • Dirtbags is a crime fiction novel (Eryk Pruitt, 2015).
  • Dropkick Murphys is a punk rock band.
  • Gun Monkeys is a crime fiction novel (Victor Gischler, 2002).
  • Harlem Heat is a pro wrestling tag team (Booker T and Stevie Ray).
  • The Minnesota Wrecking Crew is a pro wrestling tag team (Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson).
  • The Miracle Violence Connection is a pro wrestling tag team (“Dr. Death” Steve Williams and Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy).
  • Pinkerton Thugs is a punk rock band.
  • The Professionals is a crime fiction novel (Owen Laukkanen, 2012).
  • Riverboat Gamblers is a punk rock band.
  • The Silver Bears is a crime fiction novel (Paul E. Erdman, 1974).

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 14

Thanks for playing this trivia game! I hope you enjoyed it. (You can find more trivia games here.)

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