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The Portlandian, the Internet's premier source of Tonya News

February 23, 2014 Edition - SPECIAL TONYA QUIZ EDITION
(C) 2014 Portland Ice Skating Society

As we mark the 20th anniversary of the Lillehammer Short Program 
that is still to this day one of the highest rated TV events of 
all time, we were hoping to bring you our review of ESPN's "Price 
of Gold" documentary, however there has been such an unexpected 
deluge of Tonya material over the past six weeks that we simply 
haven't had time to do a proper write up. So here's something a 
little different instead.

Fancy yourself as a hard-core Tonya fan? Well, here's your chance 
to find out how much you really know about our skating queen with 
this special Tonya quiz. It's the perfect thing to kill time 
while you're waiting for the NBC documentary to start.

As usual there's no prize for getting it right. Your only reward 
is that warm, smug, self-satisfied feeling inside that you get 
when you realize you know something that most other people don't. 
Plus the chance to determine if you're really a true Tonyaphile 
or a just a Nancy-boy in disguise:


1) What was the name of the documentary on Tonya directed by 
Sandra Luckow in 1986?

a) Sharp Edges
b) Breaking The Ice
c) The Price of Gold
d) Tonya & Jeff's Wedding Night

2) Which controversial American figure skater once performed to a 
track entitled "People Are Still Having Sex"?

a) Nicole Bobek
b) Christopher Bowman
c) Tonya Harding
d) Johnny Weir

Don't even bother wasting time with the rest of the quiz if you 
don't know this next one:

3) Tonya is the first American woman to perform which skating 
move in competition?

a) triple Axel
b) quadruple Gillooly
c) camel-toe
d) iron lotus

4) Which of the following movies did Tonya NOT skate to music 

a) Batman
b) Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
c) Much Ado About Nothing
d) Dances With Wolves

5) The official fan magazine of Elaine Stamm's Tonya Harding Fan 
Club was known as what?

a) Blades on Ice
b) The Skater
c) The Portlandian
d) The Oregonian

6) What happened to Tonya at the 1993 Pacific Northwest 

a) her dress came undone
b) her skate blade came loose
c) her shoelace broke
d) she received a death threat

7) What was the name of the "security company" that Shawn Eckardt 
ran out of his parents' house in Portland?

a) National Security Agency
b) World Bodyguard Service
c) Central Ice-skating Agency
d) International Skating Union

8) What was the weapon used to whack Nancy Kerrigan?

a) lead pipe
b) crowbar
c) collapsible baton
d) tire iron

9) What did Nancy say right after she was clubbed?

a) Why? Why?
b) Why Me?
c) WTF?
d) This is so dumb & corny

10) Which of the following was NOT one of Nancy's sponsors?

a) Reebok
b) Disney
c) Campbell's soup
d) Mane & Tail shampoo

11) Portland journalists Abby Haight & Julie Vader wrote a 
quickie book about Tonya entitled what?

a) Fire On Ice
b) Thin Ice
c) Tonya & Nancy - The Inside Story
d) A Good Whack

12) An incriminating note, allegedly in Tonya's handwriting, was 
found in a dumpster outside which location?

a) The Clackamas Town Center mall
b) The Dockside Saloon
c) The Lillehammer Skating Hall
d) Morry Stillwell's house

13) A skater at the Sochi Olympics recently performed to music 
from the film "Schindler's List". Tonya skated to the theme from 
which other Steven Spielberg film at the 1994 Olympics?

a) Jaws
b) Jurassic Park
c) Raiders of The Lost Ark
d) E.T. The Extraterrestrial

14) In which position did Tonya finish after the Long Program at 

a) 6th
b) 10th
c) 4th
d) 8th

15) In the wake of the Whacking, what did Shawn Eckardt later 
change his name to?

a) Jeff Stone
b) Brian Griffith
c) Derrick Smith
d) Shawn Gillooly

16) What was the name of the low-budget action movie which Tonya 
had a part in shortly after she returned from Norway?

a) Breakaway
b) The Prize Fighter
c) Anything To Win
d) The Spy Who Whacked Me

17) Who was the wrestler that Tonya acted as "celebrity manager" 
for in 1994?

a) The Undertaker
b) The American Love Machine
c) Ravishing Rick Rude
d) Jake The Snake Roberts

18) What was the name of the band that Tonya formed for a one-off 
charity gig in Portland in 1995?

a) The Golden Blades
b) The Triple Axels
c) The Silver Skates
d) Tonya & The Gilloolys

19) In late 1995, Tonya married briefly for a second time. What 
was her new husband's name?

a) Darren Silver
b) Doug Lemon
c) Michael Smith
d) Christopher Nolan

20) Tonya skated during a break in a hockey game in which 
American city in 1997?

a) Minneapolis, MN.
b) Reno, NV.
c) Detroit, MI.
d) Charlotte, NC.

21) Tonya made her pro debut at an ESPN competition held in which 
city in 1999?

a) Portland, OR.
b) Phoenix, AZ.
c) Huntington, WV.
d) Charleston, SC.

22) Who was Tonya's opponent on "Fox Celebrity Boxing" in 2002?

a) Darva Conger
b) Amy Fisher
c) Paula Jones
d) Danny Bonaduce

23) Tonya's former agent David Hans Schmidt was arrested in 2007 
after trying to blackmail which movie star?

a) Tom Cruise
b) Sylvester Stallone
c) Bruce Willis
d) Arnold Schwarzenegger

24) In addition to her skating achievements, Tonya also holds a 
world record in which other sporting field?

a) boxing
b) land speed record
c) pool
d) drag racing

25) Who is the first U.S. Ladies skating champion to be born A.W. 
(After Whack)?

a) Mirai Nagasu
b) Ashley Wagner
c) Rachael Flatt
d) Gracie Gold

Extra bonus questions (to separate the gold & silver medalists, 
because unlike the Olympics we don't do the "two gold medals" 
thing here at the PDXISS):

Q: Portland writer Sarah Marshall is working on a book which 
includes chapters on both Tonya and 1970s porn star Linda 
Lovelace. What else does Tonya have in common with Linda Lovelace 
(apart from the obvious)?

Q: Tonya at one stage skated to a program that included Z.Z. 
Top's "Sleeping Bag". What other connection is there between 
"Sleeping Bag" and Tonya?

Answers in a couple of days.

And by the way - if Gracie Gold married Darren Silver, would that 
make her Gracie Gold-Silver?


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