POP QUIZ: MARCH MADNESS (answers)

And congratulations to those two lunatics, Todd McG and Tim B who made touch with reality long enough to score 6/10 on this week’s quiz. Way to go, you two.

1) “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman” is the feature-film début for which prolific actor/writer/director, who also wrote the play on which the film is based?
2) “TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” is the opening line of which short tale of terror by Edgar Allen Poe?
3) Aside from being the title of this quiz, “March Madness” usually refers to an annual championship tournament in what sport?
4) What late, great guitarist played lead on Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”, and thus created what many consider one of the all-time greatest rock riffs?
5) What was the proper name of London’s Bedlam Hospital, one of the first to specialize in psychiatric disorders and the origin of the term ‘bedlam’, meaning chaos and disorder?
6) What genre-defining author wrote “At The Mountains Of Madness”, a surrealistic horror serial originally printed in “Astounding Tales” in 1936?
7) The “Regency Era” of English history was necessitated by the deteriorating mental health of which monarch?
8) What pioneering journalist faked symptoms and spent ten days in a lunatic asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island in order to expose the horrible conditions in which patients were kept?
9) May of 2013 saw the publication of DSM-5, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s guidebook for diagnosing mental disorders. What does the ‘S’ stand for in ‘DSM’?
10) DJ Danger Mouse and singer CeeLo Green had a 2006 smash hit with ‘Crazy’ under what band name?

1) TYLER PERRY
2) THE TELL-TALE HEART
3) COLLEGE BASKETBALL
4) RANDY RHOADS
5) BETHLEM ROYAL (acc: ST MARY’S BETHLEHEM ROYAL HOSPITAL)
6) H.P. LOVECRAFT
7) GEORGE III
8) NELLIE BLY (acc: Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman)
9) STATISTICAL (DSM is a very casual initialism for ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’)
10) GNARLS BARKLEY

Lots of folks got that ‘bedlam’ was ‘Bethlehem’, but I was being a stickler about the word ‘Royal’, which almost no one got.

I never saw “The Madness Of King George III”. I couldn’t find copies of the first two “Madness Of King George” movies anywhere…

Thanks,
QM Bill

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