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Trivia Results – Episode 2

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As promised, here's the answers (in red) to yesterday's trivia questions. Categories highlighted in blue are the ones my team answered correctly.

Oh, and Cranky and Grrrace?  Anytime you want to come join us for trivia, feel free.  As you can see, we really could have used your help on this one!

Round 1
1. Category: History.  The Ancon was the first ship to travel through something, in 1914.  What did it travel through? Panama Canal
2. Category: Football.  Which NFL team was the first to win the Vince Lombardi trophy five times? The 49ers
3. Category: Hobbies.  What hobby do enthusiasts spend more money on than any other hobby?  (No sports, so golf, auto racing, etc are not right) Gardening
4. Category: Space.  Name the 7th planet from our sun. Uranus
5. Category: Advertising. Name the full name of the sauce marketed as "The Burger Booster" (generic answers like "ketchup" are not right, it needs to be like "Heinz Ketchup" (although that's not the answer)). Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Round 2
6. Category: Music.  Kenny Alphin and John Rich are a duo better known by what name? Big and Rich
7. Category: Technology.  President Jimmy Carter was the first president to have these installed on the roof of the White House.  What did he have installed? solar panels
8. Category: Beatles.  Provide Paul McCartney's FULL name. Sir James Paul McCartney
9. Category: Beer.  This beer manufacturer makes "Triple Boch", the world's most potent beer, coming in at 17% alcohol by volume.  Name the manufacturer. Samuel Adams
10. Category: US Geography.  Name the U.S. state that is bordered by 8 (eight) other states.  For 8 bonus points, name all 8 surrounding states. Tennessee

Halftime Bonus Question
B1. Scooby Doo, Where Are You (the original cartoon) premiered on television in what year?

  • A. 1968
  • B. 1969
  • C. 1970
  • D. 1971

B. 1969

Round 3
11. Category: Politics.  This organization elects the 15 judges of the World Court.  Name the organization. The United Nations
12. Category: Religion.  This Pope was named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters in 1990.  Name the full name of the pope. Pope John Paul II
13. Category: Celebrity Deaths.  Ben Affleck starred as this individual in the movie about his mysterious death, Hollywoodland. For 2 bonus points, name the role that made this mystery actor famous. George Reeves, Superman
14. Category: Male Solo Artists.  This artist has released albums such as "Dare to Be Stupid", "Running with Scissors", and "Straight out of Lynwood". Name the artist. Weird Al Yankovic
15. Category: Weddings. This actress divorced Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame to marry the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi. Name the actress. Heather Locklear

Round 4
16. Category: Measurements.  What is the more common name for a cubic decimeter? A liter
17. Category: US History.  On March 4th, 1789, this replaced the Articles of Confederation.  Name the replacement document. The Constitution
18. Category: Television.  Name the popular hang-out spot (on the show) for the characters  the show Beverly Hills, 90210. The Peach Pit
19. Category: Comedians.  Terry Jones, John Cleese, and Eric Idle are three of the six comedians that originally made up which comedy group? Monty Python's Flying Circus
20. Category: Game Shows.  Which game show has a possible 61 answers? Jeopardy

Final Bonus Question
B2. Which of the following was the first to provide a credit card in 1950?

  • A. Sears and Roebuck
  • B. Avon
  • C. Pan Am
  • D. Diners Club

D. Diners Club

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Trivia Thursday – Episode 2

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Last night was another trivia night out with some of my family – we didn't do so hot the first couple of rounds but ended up coming back (although not quite enough to be in contention.)  Still, a good time was had by all, and plenty of libations were consumed in the process.  On to the trivia!

Again, I'll post the answers tomorrow.

Oh, and if you feel like trying to answer these yourself, just be aware that some people may try to answer in the comments, so don't read ahead unless you want some of the answers spoiled for you.

Round 1
1. Category: History.  The Ancon was the first ship to travel through something, in 1914.  What did it travel through?
2. Category: Football.  Which NFL team was the first to win the Vince Lombardi trophy five times?
3. Category: Hobbies.  What hobby do enthusiasts spend more money on than any other hobby?  (No sports, so golf, auto racing, etc are not right)
4. Category: Space.  Name the 7th planet from our sun.
5. Category: Advertising. Name the full name of the sauce marketed as "The Burger Booster" (generic answers like "ketchup" are not right, it needs to be like "Heinz Ketchup" (although that's not the answer)).

Round 2
6. Category: Music.  Kenny Alphin and John Rich are a duo better known by what name?
7. Category: Technology.  President Jimmy Carter was the first president to have these installed on the roof of the White House.  What did he have installed?
8. Category: Beatles.  Provide Paul McCartney's FULL name.
9. Category: Beer.  This beer manufacturer makes "Triple Boch", the world's most potent beer, coming in at 17% alcohol by volume.  Name the manufacturer.
10. Category: US Geography.  Name the U.S. state that is bordered by 8 (eight) other states.  For 8 bonus points, name all 8 surrounding states.

Halftime Bonus Question
B1. Scooby Doo, Where Are You (the original cartoon) premiered on television in what year?

  • A. 1968
  • B. 1969
  • C. 1970
  • D. 1971

Round 3
11. Category: Politics.  This organization elects the 15 judges of the World Court.  Name the organization.
12. Category: Religion.  This Pope was named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters in 1990.  Name the full name of the pope.
13. Category: Celebrity Deaths.  Ben Affleck starred as this individual in the movie about his mysterious death, Hollywoodland. For 2 bonus points, name the role that made this mystery actor famous.
14. Category: Male Solo Artists.  This artist has released albums such as "Dare to Be Stupid", "Running with Scissors", and "Straight out of Lynwood". Name the artist.
15. Category: Weddings. This actress divorced Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame to marry the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi. Name the actress.

Round 4
16. Category: Measurements.  What is the more common name for a cubic decimeter?
17. Category: US History.  On March 4th, 1789, this replaced the Articles of Confederation.  Name the replacement document.
18. Category: Television.  Name the popular hang-out spot (on the show) for the characters  the show Beverly Hills, 90210.
19. Category: Comedians.  Terry Jones, John Cleese, and Eric Idle are three of the six comedians that originally made up which comedy group?
20. Category: Game Shows.  Which game show has a possible 61 answers?

Final Bonus Question
B2. Which of the following was the first to provide a credit card in 1950?

  • A. Sears and Roebuck
  • B. Avon
  • C. Pan Am
  • D. Diners Club

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Trivia Results – Episode 1

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As promised, here's the answers (in red) to yesterday's trivia questions. Categories highlighted in blue are the ones my team answered correctly.

Round 1
1. Category: Military History.  What major historical event happened on June 6th? For bonus points, name the year. D-Day (1944)
2. Category: Science.  Louis Pasteur invented the pasteurization process in 1862.  This process was used for milk, along with what else? Wine
3. Category: World Events.  What event will take place August 8th through the 24th of this year? Summer Olympics
4. Category: Space.  Dwarf planets like Pluto are no longer called "planets" by the IAU.  What is the new term for these astronomical bodies? Plutoids
5. Category: Organizations. Joseph "Piney" Armone and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano belonged to this "organization". What was its name? The Mafia

Round 2
6. Category: Musicians.  This musician was responsible for such tunes as "Beyond the Sea", "Splish Splash", and "Mack the Knife". (Name the musician) Bobby Darin
7. Category: Literature.  Name the author whose works include Tender is the Night, The Beautiful and the Damned, This Side of Paradise, and most famously, The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. Category: Human Anatomy.  Name the two locations on the human body where you'd find phalanges. Hands and Feet
9. Category: Bugs.  The "Rocky Mountain Wood" and "Groundhog" are two nicknames for this critter.  Name the bug. Tick
10. Category: Math.  Reduce 7/8 * 6/7 to its smallest form. 3/4

Halftime Bonus Question
B1. Which of the following two telecommunications companies announced last week that they will merge before the end of the year?

  • A. Sprint and AT&T
  • B. Verizon and US Cellular
  • C. T-Mobile and Alltel
  • D. Verizon and Alltel

D. Verizon and Alltel

Round 3
11. Category: Music Groups.  The Bee Gees were made up of three brothers.  Two of the brothers were Maurice and Barry.  Name the third brother. Robin
12. Category: Sports.  Since 1993, Gary Bettman has been the commissioner of this professional sports league.  Name the league. NHL
13. Category: Lakes and Rivers.  The Seneca and Cayuga lakes are part of the group known as the Finger Lakes in what US State? New York
14. Category: World Capitals.  Suva is the capital of what island nation? Fiji
15. Category: Chemistry.  What is the periodic table symbol for the element Titanium? Ti

Round 4
16. Category: Movies.  This actress played Princess Vespa in Spaceballs, and also starred on Melrose Place.  Name the actress. Daphne Zuniga
17. Category: U.S. Constitution.  The 15th amendment was ratified in 1870.  What was the purpose of this amendment?  Equal right to vote (no restrictions based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude)
18. Category: Native Americans.  The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole indian tribes were known by what name to U.S. Settlers? The Five Civilized Tribes
19. Category: TV.  Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin were the children of Patty Duke and television actor John Astin, who appeared on what 1960s TV series?  Bonus points – name the character he played on the show. The Addams Family (Gomez)
20. Category: Cartoons.  The Refreshments play the theme song for which prime-time television cartoon? King of the Hill

Final Bonus Question
B2. Which U.S. President said, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world…."

  • A. George Washington
  • B. Harry S. Truman
  • C. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • D. Thomas Jefferson

A. George Washington

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Thursday Trivia – Episode 1

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The wife and I left our kids with a non-family-member babysitter for the first time ever last night so we could go out with her sister & mother for some dinner and live trivia at a local restaurant.  We didn't win the competition (not by a long shot), but we came close to getting 3rd place.  We didn't care because we had a lot of fun just hanging out and participating, and is definitely something we'll be doing again in the future.

Some of the questions were pretty easy, but others left us scratching our heads.  See what you think – I'll post the answers tomorrow to let you see how you did.

Oh, and if you feel like trying to answer these yourself, just be aware that some people may try to answer in the comments, so don't read ahead unless you want some of the answers spoiled for you.

Round 1
1. Category: Military History.  What major historical event happened on June 6th? For bonus points, name the year.
2. Category: Science.  Louis Pasteur invented the pasteurization process in 1862.  This process was used for milk, along with what else?
3. Category: World Events.  What event will take place August 8th through the 24th of this year?
4. Category: Space.  Dwarf planets like Pluto are no longer called "planets" by the IAU.  What is the new term for these astronomical bodies?
5. Category: Organizations. Joseph "Piney" Armone and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano belonged to this "organization". What was its name?

Round 2
6. Category: Musicians.  This musician was responsible for such tunes as "Beyond the Sea", "Splish Splash", and "Mack the Knife". (Name the musician)
7. Category: Literature.  Name the author whose works include Tender is the Night, The Beautiful and the Damned, This Side of Paradise, and most famously, The Great Gatsby.
8. Category: Human Anatomy.  Name the two locations on the human body where you'd find phalanges.
9. Category: Bugs.  The "Rocky Mountain Wood" and "Groundhog" are two nicknames for this critter.  Name the bug.
10. Category: Math.  Reduce 7/8 * 6/7 to its smallest form.

Halftime Bonus Question
B1. Which of the following two telecommunications companies announced last week that they will merge before the end of the year?

  • A. Sprint and AT&T
  • B. Verizon and US Cellular
  • C. T-Mobile and Alltel
  • D. Verizon and Alltel

Round 3
11. Category: Music Groups.  The Bee Gees were made up of three brothers.  Two of the brothers were Maurice and Barry.  Name the third brother.
12. Category: Sports.  Since 1993, Gary Bettman has been the commissioner of this professional sports league.  Name the league.
13. Category: Lakes and Rivers.  The Seneca and Cayuga lakes are part of the group known as the Finger Lakes in what US State?
14. Category: World Capitals.  Suva is the capital of what island nation?
15. Category: Chemistry.  What is the periodic table symbol for the element Titanium?

Round 4
16. Category: Movies.  This actress played Princess Vespa in Spaceballs, and also starred on Melrose Place.  Name the actress.
17. Category: U.S. Constitution.  The 15th amendment was ratified in 1870.  What was the purpose of this amendment?
18. Category: Native Americans.  The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole indian tribes were known by what name to U.S. Settlers?
19. Category: TV.  Sean Astin and Mackenzie Astin were the children of Patty Duke and television actor John Astin, who appeared on what 1960s TV series?  Bonus points – name the character he played on the show.
20. Category: Cartoons.  The Refreshments play the theme song for which prime-time television cartoon?

Final Bonus Question
B2. Which U.S. President said, "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world…."

  • A. George Washington
  • B. Harry S. Truman
  • C. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • D. Thomas Jefferson

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