Final tally: you guys got most of questions five, six and seven, and identified the categories, and were nosing around question one pretty closely. There were correct guesses in every other question but nobody got close as to those categories (the fact that nobody figured out the Star Wars question surprised me, to be honest).
QUESTION ONE (Fictional farms and ranches)
a. What was spared from destruction because it was useful to the enemy?
Tara in Gone With The Wind
b. What was reshingled with breakfast food?
Green Acres in Green Acres (running joke re: Lisa’s flapjacks)
c. What failed to convert into a pie business?
Tweedy Farm in Chicken Run
d. What produced wonders of cooking that made grown men weep?
Faldor’s Farm in The Belgariad
e. What was mortgaged without the knowledge of its owners?
Southfork in Dallas
f. Where were cattle without point or aim?
Cold Comfort Farm in Cold Comfort Farm (the cows’ names were Pointless and Aimless)
g. What was renamed once after violence and once after peace?
Manor Farm / Animal Farm in Animal Farm
h. Where was a child spared because he might prove useful in future?
Hoggett Farm in Babe
i. What was priced with the blood of Jesus Christ?
Bandy Farm in There Will Be Blood
QUESTION TWO (Alien characters from Star Wars)
a. Who owned a chain of successful restaurants?
b. Whose total was sixty-five?
Ki-Adi-Mundi (directly quoted from Clone Wars)
c. Who was a seasoned yacht operator?
d. Who equipped his vehicle with illegal weapons to win a race?
e. Who was a selfless servant?
Admiral Ackbar (direct translation of his name)
f. Who revealed murders committed by a public servant?
Bossk (in Rebels)
g. Who gave away his lucky stone?
Wicket W. Warrick (in Ewoks)
h. Whose friendship could not be bought with a drink?
i. Who was enslaved for her mother’s debts?
Juhani (in Knights of the Old Republic)
QUESTION THREE (Anachronisms in film)
a. Who was kept in a padlocked cell?
Maximus in Gladiator (padlocks of the type in the film not invented until 1800s)
b. Who freshened their breath with a popular mint?
Countess Ellen Olenska in The Age of Innocence (movie poster infamously shows a pack of Certs peeking out of her purse)
c. Who was electrocuted ahead of schedule?
John Coffey in The Green Mile (movie takes place in 1935 Louisiana; electric chair not used in Louisiana until 1940)
d. Who wore a nonexistent kilt?
William Wallace and every other Scot in Braveheart (kilts not worn in Scotland before the 1600s)
e. Who was offended by another person’s lack of opera knowledge?
Duke Leopold Mountbatten in Kate and Leopold (discusses La Boheme in 1876; the opera was written in 1896)
f. Who once went ice fishing in Wisconsin?
Jack in Titanic (discusses icefishing on Lake Wissota five years before that man-made lake was created)
g. Who did not outlive the most wanted man in America?
Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd in Public Enemies (both men actually outlived John Dillinger in real life)
h. Who made three impossible trips?
Indiana Jones (travels through Thailand and Jordan in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which were Siam and Transjordan at the time; travels through Belize in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, which was British Honduras at the time)
i. Who purchased privately owned technology stock?
Forrest Gump (or, if you prefer, Lieutenant Dan) (Apple stock was not publicly traded in 1975 when Forrest supposedly bought it; it wasn’t even incorporated at that time)
QUESTION FOUR (Characters with elements in their names)
a. Who taught a robot the language of the streets?
b. Who was saved from an angry buffalo?
Silver, the Lone Ranger’s horse
c. Who died under the stars?
Argon, son of Fingolfin, in The Simarillion at the Dagor-nuin-Giliath, “Battle Under The Stars”
d. Who was captured by men with swelled heads?
Tara of Helium in The Chessmen of Mars
e. Who survived a desert thanks to an oasis?
Neon the Unknown
f. Who could not defeat a bear single-handedly?
Copper in The Fox and the Hound
g. Who sold a movie for a dollar?
Ari Gold in Entourage (specifically Medellin)
h. Who permanently lost some of her body mass?
Mercury of the X-Men
i. Who was more popular and successful than her parents?
Little Iodine (spun off from They’ll Do It Every Time)
QUESTION FIVE (Superman analogues)
a. Who destroyed the Vatican?
Supershock in Powers
b. Who met the Wandering Jew at the end of time?
c. Who smiled, and ate the chicken?
Samaritan in Astro City
d. Who was like a bug upon a windshield?
The High in Stormwatch
e. Who never did anything remotely interesting or original?
Homelander in The Boys
f. Who was blinded by himself?
g. Who became a force of death in two different ways at two different times?
h. Whose friend was an jinn in disguise?
Captain Marvel in Jeff Smith’s Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil
i. Whose marriage was unhappy?
QUESTION SIX (Foods mentioned in A Song of Ice and Fire)
a. When a queen was poor, what did she buy herself to eat?
Tyroshi honeyfingers (A Game of Thrones, Danaerys)
b. What was best with a drop of venom?
Grilled snake with snake sauce (A Feast for Crows, Ser Arys Oakheart)
c. What did a blind girl have in the morning?
Fried sardines and morning loaf (A Dance with Dragons, Arya)
d. What was made in a helm and not as good as deer?
Froggy stew (A Storm of Swords, Bran)
e. What had to be made particularly to satisfy a commander?
Hot spiced wine (A Clash of Kings, Jon)
f. What helped cause a princess to weaken her resolve?
Roasted kid with lemon and honey (A Feast for Crows, Ariane)
g. What made a man so happy he was almost dancing?
Lord Manderly’s “pork” pie (A Dance of Dragons, Theon)
h. What was an accompaniment to living flame?
Blandissory (A Storm of Swords, Tyrion)
i. What was a pirate’s cure for a sore throat?
Hot wine with cloves and lime (A Storm of Swords, Davos)
QUESTION SEVEN (“thieves”)
a. Whose duty was it to kill a mad god?
The Thief of Fate in The Bard’s Tale III
b. Who was sentenced to execution via primate?
Ahmed in The Thief of Baghdad
c. Who did not deserve to die in a Turkish dungeon?
Azeem in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
d. Who tortured a child to find his wife’s paramour?
Albert Spica in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
e. Who began a revolution to usurp the gods from power?
Luke Castellan in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
f. Who unknowingly carried power within his eye?
Garrett in Thief
g. Who decided that an asteroid crash was too merciful?
Star-Thief in Warlock
h. Who bought his home in an estate sale?
Conrad Paulson in Thief of Thieves
i. Who went on a sea cruise just before an election?
Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen in The Republic of Thieves