This, That, or the Other? #3

It’s the last day to vote in this year’s U.S. presidential election, and this trivia game includes a few of the most interesting campaign slogans of all time.

This game 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 movie in which Ronald Reagan appeared or starred;
  • A song by Billy Joel; or
  • A presidential campaign slogan

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

(Click on the image, or here, for a larger version.)

Good luck!

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

SPOILER ALERT: The complete list of answers follows. (The only hint for this game is that there’s at least one answer in each category.)

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ANSWERS:

  • “A Matter of Trust” is a Billy Joel song. It’s on the 1986 album The Bridge.
  • “Everybody Has a Dream” is a Billy Joel song. It’s on the 1977 album The Stranger.
  • “Get it Right the First Time” is a Billy Joel song. It’s on the 1977 album The Stranger.
  • Going Places (1938) is a Ronald Reagan movie. It starred Dick Powell.
  • “Grandfather’s Hat Fits Ben” is a campaign slogan. It was used by supporters of Benjamin Harrison, who was the grandson of former president William Henry Harrison.
  • It’s a Great Feeling (1949) is a Ronald Reagan movie. Reagan was uncredited in this film, which starred Doris Day.
  • “Keeping the Faith” is a Billy Joel song. It’s on the 1983 album An Innocent Man.
  • “Ma, Ma, Where’s My Pa? is a campaign slogan. It was used by opponents of Grover Cleveland, who was believed to have fathered a child out of wedlock.
  • Nine Lives are Not Enough (1941) is a Ronald Reagan movie. He played the lead character, newspaper reporter Matt Sawyer.
  • “No Cross of Gold, No Crown of Thorns” is a campaign slogan. It was used by supporters of William Jennings Bryan, who opposed the gold standard.
  • Smashing the Money Ring (1939) is a Ronald Reagan movie. He starred as Lt. Brass Bancroft.
  • “There’s No Indispensable Man” is a campaign slogan. It was used by supporters of William Willkie, who ran against FDR in 1940 as FDR sought an unprecedented third term.
  • “Tomorrow is Today” is a Billy Joel song. It was on his 1971 debut album, Cold Spring Harbor.
  • The Voice of the Turtle (1947) is a Ronald Reagan movie. He starred as Sgt. Bill Page.

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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