You must reach a hurdle to get the points. If you need 17 correct responses to get 2 points, and your team gets 16, you receive 1 point. For each of the steeplechase topics, additional correct answers do exist beyond the highest assigned level of correct responses, so there is breathing room. Luckily, not all of the categories will be as supremely difficult as "U.S. States," so you can rest easy.
NOTE: For every steeplechase, the required total (say, 20 correct responses for the maximum 3 points) was less than the available number of answers. The tightest requirement was 19-of-20 for full Magic 8-Ball credit, while some, like the double-word Top 40 songs or the Simpsons characters, were way under.
Offered in Winter 1994, when the internet was not quite as ubiquitous, this bonus squeaked by without any dramatically obvious www.solving. But today's cyber-savvy warriors would guffaw at the "challenge" of locating a Stallone filmography or verbatim Monty Python dialogue.
VILLAINS FROM THE "BATMAN" TV SERIES
RESPONSES GIVEN BY THE MAGIC EIGHT-BALL (must be EXACT wording)
NOVELS WRITTEN BY CHARLES DICKENS
FILMS STARRING SYLVESTER STALLONE (Remember: separate sequels count as separate films)
The Specialist; A Century of Cinema; Demolition Man; Cliffhanger; Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot; Oscar; Rocky V; A Man Called... Rainbo; Lock Up; Tango & Cash; Rambo III; Over the Top; Cobra; Rambo: First Blood Part II; Rocky IV; Rhinestone; Staying Alive; Rocky III; First Blood; Escape to Victory; Nighthawks; Rocky II; F.I.S.T.; Paradise Alley; Cannonball (aka Carquake); Rocky; Capone; Death Race 2000; Farewell, My Lovely; The Lords of Flatbush; The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Bananas; The Italian Stallion (aka A Night at Kitty and Stud's); No Place to Hide (aka Rebel).
TWO-WORD "TOP40" SONGS WITH REPEATING-WORD TITLES ("LOUIE LOUIE" correct; "WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO incorrect; "BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE" incorrect; "TURN,TURN,TURN" incorrect)
SUPPORTING CHARACTERS FROM "THE SIMPSONS" WHO HAVE APPEARED AT LEAST TWICE (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie do not count.)
Abraham J. "Grampa" Simpson; Charles Montgomery; Selma and Patty Bouvier (Marge's older sisters); Grandma Jackie Bouvier (Marge's mother); Principal Seymour Skinner; Agnes Skinner (Seymour‚s mom); Mrs. Edna Krabappel; Elizabeth Hoover (Lisa's teacher); Otto the bus driver; Groundskeeper Willy; Lunchlady Doris (school cook); Chalmers (school superintendent); Milhous (Bart's best friend); Martin Prince (brainy class president); Nelson Muntz (bully); Ralph Wiggum (eats paste); "Bleeding Gums" Murphy; Barney; Moe; Apu (Kwik-E-Mart owner); Snake (fulltime crook); Ned & Maude Flanders; Todd & Rod Flanders; Chief Clancy Wiggum; Eddie and Lou (two of Springfield's finest); Diamond Joe Quimby (Mayor); Krusty the Klown (Herschel Krustofsky); Sideshow Bob; Itchy and Scratchy; Kent Brockman (TV anchorman); Rev. Timothy Lovejoy (& wife Helen); God; Troy McClure; Dr. Julius Hibbert (Simpsons' doctor); Dr. Nick Riviera (bad doctor..... "HI, Doctor Nick!"); Lionel Hutz (mall attorney); Dr. Marvin Monroe (scruffy psychiatrist); Professor John Frink (nerdy crazy scientist); The fat owner of Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop; Kang and Kodos (two laughing tentacled aliens); Herbert Powell (Homer's half brother); Lenny (nasal-voiced nuclear plant co-worker); Karl or Carl (black co-worker); Wendell Borton (grey kid with curly hair); Sherry and Terry (purple-haired twins); Lewis & Richard (Bart & Milhous' usual pals); Jimbo Jones; Kearney & Dolph (Jimbo‚s two cohorts in crime); Larry & Sam (regular Moe‚s customers); Jasper, white-bearded inmate at Grandpa Simpson‚s retirement home); Kirk & Luann Van Houten (Milhous' dad & mom); Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel (& Brandine); Pedro the Spanish Bumblebee Man; Jebediah Springfield (town founder); Roger Myers (President of Itchy and Scratchy, Intl.); The Happy Little Elves; McBain; Fat Tony (head of Springfield's Mafia family); Legs and Louie (Fat Tony's boys); Aristotle Amodopoulos (owner of Shelbyville's nuclear plant); Artie Ziff (1974; Marge's prom date); Harlan Dondelinger (1974; Homer's high school principal); Radioactive Man & Fallout Boy; Snowball, the Simpsons' cat; Snowball 2, the Simpsons' present cat.; Santa's Little Helper, the Simpsons' dog.; Blinky, 3-eyed fish; Baby with the one eyebrow (Maggie's nemesis); Larry King; Adolf Hitler
INSTRUCTIONS FROM CHANCE OR COMMUNITY CHEST CARDS (Only main headlines/instructions needed; do not necessarily need small print, dollar amounts, etc.)
Community Chest: Christmas fund matures (collect $100); Grand Opera opening (collect $50 from each player for seats); From sale of stock, get $45; Get Out of Jail Free (may be held....etc....); Life Insurance matures (collect $100); You inherit $100; Doctor's Fee (pay $50); Advance to Go (collect $200); You are assessed for street repairs ($40 per house, $115 per hotel); Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.; You have won 2nd prize in a beauty contest (collect $10); Receive for services $25; Bank error in your favor (collect $200); Income tax refund (collect $20); Pay hospital $100; Pay school tax of $150
CURRENT REPUBLICAN SENATORS OR SENATOR-ELECTS
The 12/94 Senator-elects of a month earlier: James Campbell, Alaska; Jon Kyl, Arizona; Joseph Lieberman, Connecticut; Olympia Snowe, Maine; Spencer Abraham, Michigan; Rod Grams, Minnesota; John Ashcroft, Missouri; Mike DeWine, Ohio; James Inhofe, Oklahoma; Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania; Bill Frist, Tennessee; Fred Thompson, Tennessee; Craig Thomas, Wyoming.
(NOTE: Richard Shelby of Alabama switched his designation to the Republican Party in November 1994, and was credited.)
EUPHEMISMS FOR DEATH IN THE MONTY PYTHON "DEAD PARROT" SKETCH
(Also accepted was "pining for the fjords.")