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Friday - - Mind Games -

Each of these is a quiz ques­tion in its own right, but the an­swers con­nect to a com­mon theme, which could be any­thing from plumb straight­for­ward to bizarrely lat­eral. 1 Which 19-Century Amer­i­can pioneer, sol­dier, smug­gler, slave trader and land spec­u­la­tor, first name Jim, played a prom­i­nent role in the Texas Revo­lu­tion and died at the Bat­tle of the Alamo? 2 In a nurs­ery rhyme, what ad­jec­tive is used to de­scribe a man, a mile, a six­pence, a stile, a cat, a mouse and a house? 3 Which 2010 ac­tion film di­rected by Robert Ro­driguez (pic­tured) starred 4 What word is ap­plied to the act of fash­ion­ing or pro­duc­ing by cut­ting into or shap­ing solid ma­te­rial, such as wood? 5 500 units of what make up one ream?

Danny Trejo in the ti­tle role?

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