Friday knowledge-off: Sigourney WeaverJune 8, 2012 @ 2:37 pm (Updated: 4:39 pm - 6/8/12 )
Sigourney Weaver is shown in this 1986 photo from the movie "Aliens".(AP Photo/File)
1. What is Sigourney Weaver's real name?
A. Samantha Weaver
B. Sarah Weaver
C. Susan Weaver
D. Sigourney Weaver
2. The name Sigourney was inspired by a character from which work of fiction?
A. The Sun Also Rises
B. The Great Gatsby
C. The Yellow Wallpaper
D. Winnie the Pooh
3. Sigourney plays the evil boss Katherine in the movie Working Girls. How does Katherine famously take her coffee?
A. Hot and Black
B. Light and Sugar
C. Light, no sugar
D. "Just sugar, damn it!"
4. We all know that Sigourney Weaver was the only thing remotely watchable in the movie "Avatar." Before she signed-on, what other famous actress was considered for the role of Grace?
A. Tilda Swinton
B. Whoopi Goldberg
C. Jodie Foster
E. Demi Moore
5. Despite playing a tough cookie in many movies, Sigourney actually suffers from an unusual phobia. Which of these is she afraid of?
6. Sigourney Weaver played a possessed woman named Dana in the film Ghostbusters. Before ghosts take over her life, she was a musician. What instrument did she play?
See how Luke, Dave, Tom, and Ursula scored:
Answers: 1. C, 2. B ("Sigourney Howard" in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" - Jordan's aunt. She's only mentioned once, in chapter three.), 3. C, 4. C, 5. B ("I'm very different from my image. I have faced aliens, ghosts and gorillas on film but in real life many things frighten me. Like taking elevators. I've been trapped in one a couple of times. If I'm alone in an elevator I'm scared to death. I always check when it was last inspected."), 6. The Cello.
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