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I am co-hosting a trivia event on Friday with my brother. First time in 15 years we've spent more than 2 days on the same continent, but that's another story, to be told another time . . .

I'm supposed to come up with 3 rounds of 10 questions each.

I have the song lyric round nailed down.
I have a couple of sports questions.
I have a couple of general knowledge questions.

I'm working 16 hour days, 6 days a week . . .

Quiz will be "pub style": teams of 4 to 6 players, players will be 16 to 24 and though most will be from the US, there may well be others from all over Europe . . .

Well. What are you waiting for.

Give me the 16 or so questions I'm missing!

Please?





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Q: What do you call the achievement of a player scoring 3 goals in a single ice hockey game?
A: A hat trick

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Q: What do you call it when a bowler scores a strike in three consecutive frames?
A: A turkey

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Q: What is the name of the last horse to win racing's Triple Crown?
A: Affirmed

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Q: The modern triathlon consists of what three events?
A: Swimming, biking, and running

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Q: What famous New York Yankee wore the number 3?
A: Babe Ruth

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Q: Which NFL franchise was the first to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls?
A: The Miami Dolphins

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Q: In what year was the 3 point field goal officially adopted into NBA basketball?
A: 1979
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A science teacher does an experiment with his students. He reveals two beakers each with the same liquid inside. The teacher placed a rock in one beaker and it floated. In the other beaker he placed a peice of wood and it sunk. What is the liquid in the beaker?

Water!

The rock he placed in the beaker was pumice which floats due to the air bubbles trapped in it. The wood was ironwood which is so dense it sinks.
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Which recording artist did not record a song with the word "Heartbreaker" in the title?

A. Pat Benatar
B. The Rolling Stones
C. The Beatles
D. Led Zeppelin
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http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/42478/assorted-random-triv...

There's some sports and general in there. Not really any music.
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Google is your friend!! http://www.classicweb.com/usr/jseng/trivi.htm

ART AND LITERATURE

What nationality was Chopin? (Polish)
What's the best known artificial international language? (esperanto)
Who lived at 221B, Baker Street, London? (Sherlock Holmes)
Who cut Van Gogh's ear? (he did)
Where did Salvador Dali live? (Figueras)
Who painted the Mona Lisa? (Da Vinci)
What Spanish artist said he would eat his wife when she died? (Dali)
Who wrote Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Hamlet? (Shakespeare)
Who wrote Lazarillo de Tormes? (anonymous)
What did the crocodile swallow in Peter Pan? (alarm clock)
Where was Lope de Vega born? (Madrid)
What are the first three words of the bible? (In the beginning)
What did the 7 dwarves do for a job? (miners)
Who painted the Sistine Chapel? (Michelangelo)
Who wrote La Colmena? (Cela)
Name a famous detective who smoked a pipe and played the violin. (S. Holmes)
How many people went onto Noah's Ark? (8)
What was the name of Don Quijote's horse? (Rocinante)
Who was Robin Hood's girlfriend? (Maid Marian)
Who wrote the James Bond books? (Ian Fleming)
Who wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Who said, "I think, therefore I am"? (Descartes)
Who wrote the Ugly Duckling? (Hans Christian Andersen)
Where was El Greco born? (Greece)
What's the Hungarian word for pepper? (paprika)
Which painter did the group Mecano write a song about? (Dali)
Who wrote the Satanic Verses? (Salman Rushdie)
What was the first theatre play in Spain? (La Celestina)
What's the most important book in the Moslem religion? (Koran)

ENTERTAINMENT

When was Elvis' first ever concert? (1954)
Who sang "My Way"? (Frank Sinatra)
Who as the main actor in "Cocktail"? (Tom Cruise)
Who was the main actor in Superman 2? (Christopher Reeve)
Who did Madonna marry? (Sean Penn)
Who sang, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"? (Bing Crosby)
Name the two main actors in "The Sting". (Paul Newman and Robert Redford)
What year did Elvis Presley die? (1977)
What film star who was in 9« weeks is now a boxer? (Mickey Rourke)
Who were the two main actors in "Pretty Woman"? (Julia Roberts and Richard Gere)
Name two actors who played James Bond. (Sean Connery, George Lazenby,
Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan)
Who was the director of the film "Psycho"? (A¤fred Hitchcock)
In which city is Hollywood? (Los Angeles)
Who did John Lennon marry? (Yoko Ono)
Name three of the beatles (Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison)
Which 2 actors were in "Gone with the wind"? (Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh)
Who wrote the song "Johnny be good"? (Chuck Berry)
What was the first film with sound? (the Jazz Singer)
How many oscars did Alfred Hitchcock win? (none)
Which film about Germany won most prizes in 1976? (Cabaret)
What year did the drummer of Def Lepperd loose his arm? (1984)

GEOGRAPHY

Where are the Dolomites? (Italy)
What's the capital of Kenya? (Nairobi?
Which is the largest ocean? (Pacific)
What's the capital of Honduras? (Tegucigarpa)
What's the capital of Ethiopia? (Addis Ababa)
What's the capital of Ecuador? (Quito)
What's the smallest country in the world? (Vatican City)
What is the capital of Australia? (Canberra)
What's the largest city in India? (Bombay)
How many avenues radiate from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? (12)
What's the capital of Denmark? (Copenhagen)
What's the capital of Brazil? (Brasilia)
Which river goes through London? (Thames)
What's the highest mountain in Africa? (Kilimanjaro)
What's the capital of Finland? (Helsinki)
Where is Mulhacen? Granada Spain
How many states are there in the United States of America? (50)
Which river passes through Madrid? (Manzanares)
Which German city is famous for the perfume it produces? (Cologne)
What's the capital of Monaco? (Monaco)
Which is Britain's second largest city? (Birmingham)
What is 15 metres high, 8 metres wide and 240 kilometers long? (Wall)
What's the highest mountain in the world? (Everest)
What's the capital of Scotland? (Edinburgh)
Which country has the largest area: Australia, Brazil or India? (Brazil)
Where are the Luxembourg Gardens? (Paris)
Which mountains are between Spain and France? (Pyrenees)
Which is the smallest ocean? (Artic)

HISTORY

How many wives did Henry the Eighth have? (six)
Where was Franco born? (Teruel)
When did the first man go into space? ()1961)
Who was the first man in space? (Gagarin)
Where did the first atomic bomb explode for the first time in Japan? (Hiroshima)
Who said, "Vini, vidi, vici"? (Caesar)
What year did Christopher Columbus go to America? (1492)
Who did Lady Diana Spencer marry? (Prince Charles)
Who did Prince Rainier of Monaco marry? (Grace Kelly)
What year did the Spanish Civil War end? (1939)
When did the First World War start? (1914)
When did the Second World War end? (1945)
Can Queen Elizabeth the Second vote? (no)
Who was the first president of America? (Washington)
Who did Franco designate as his successor in 1969? (Juan Carlos)
How many fingers did Ann Boleyn have? (11)
Who was Felipe el Hermoso's wife? (Juana la Loca)
Did Neil Armstrong put his l. or his r. foot on the moon first? (left)
What year did King Juan Carlos get married? (1962)
In what decade was the last execution at the Tower of London? (1940's)
When did the Americans leave Vietnam? (1973)
Who was the first man on the moon? (Armstrong)
What religion was Adolf Hitler? (Catholic)
Where was Marco Polo's home town? (Venice)
Which Italian leader was terribly afraid of the evil eye? (Mussolini)
How many children has Queen Elizabeth the Second got? (4)
What's the real name of Siddartha Gautama? (Buddha)
What's the name of the famous big clock in London? (Big Ben)
Where was Christopher Columbus born? (Genoa)
When did the American Civil War end? (1865)
What country gave Florida to the USA in 1891? (Spain)
Who gave his name to the month of July? (Julius Caesar)
What did the Montgolfier brothers invent? (the balloon)
Who is the president of Iraq? (Sadam Hussein)
When was President Kennedy killed? (1963)
What stopped in London at 3.45 on August 5th, 1975? (Big Ben)
What nationality was Marco Polo? (Italian)
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EgorjLileli wrote:

What's the name of the famous big clock in London? (Big Ben)



It's the name of the bell IN the tower I believe.
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Yup, here it is.
http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/big-ben/features...

Maybe you could phrase that into a question. What PART of the clocktower in England, does the name "big Ben" refer to?
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Quote:
Who is the president of Iraq? (Sadam Hussein)
Uh, this question might be a bit outdated...
Quote:
What country gave Florida to the USA in 1891? (Spain)
This should be 1819, probably just a typo.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:

What's the name of the famous big clock in London? (Big Ben)



It's the name of the bell IN the tower I believe.
P

Yup, here it is.
http://www.icons.org.uk/theicons/collection/big-ben/features...

Maybe you could phrase that into a question. What PART of the clocktower in England, does the name "big Ben" refer to?


Sorrellbo wrote:
Quote:
Who is the president of Iraq? (Sadam Hussein)
Uh, this question might be a bit outdated...
Quote:
What country gave Florida to the USA in 1891? (Spain)
This should be 1819, probably just a typo.


Hey guys, I copied and pasted. Thanks for checking on these!
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Thanks for all your help gang - Chit Chat to the rescue again!

In the end, 55 people showed up, in a dozen teams of 2-4 (we only had 4 prizes . . .), and (ab)used their grey matter for a couple of hours. Only one of the questions was whiffed on by every team, most rounds scored between 3 and 8 right answers and by Midnight the winning team had about 60% correct.

My favorite incorrect answer was for round 6, question 3
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(White Men)


Here's my half of the quiz:

Round 2

1. How many NFL teams are named for birds?
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(5 - Ravens, Eagles, Seahawks, Cardinals, Falcons)

2. What are the five colours of the Olympic rings?
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(r,y,g,blue black)

3. Of the 5 major league sports (F, B, B, S, H), how many mens teams play their home games in New York City?
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(4. Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers)

4. The modern triathlon consists of what three events?
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(Swimming, biking, and running)

5. How many teams from London will play in the English Premier League in 2011/2012?
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(5. Arse, Chelsea, Fulham, QPR, Spurs)

6. How long is a round in boxing?
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(3 minutes)

7. How many lanes does an olympic swimming pool have?
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(8)

8. Who won the MLB World Series in 1994?
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(Noone!)

9. Which athlete appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record 49 times?
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(Michael Jordan)

10. Who is the only man to play a Major League Baseball game and an NFL game in the same day?
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(Deion Sanders)


Round 4 (Name the song and the singer)

1. "Love game intuition play the cards with Spades to start" -
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Lady Gaga, Poker Face

2. "I got my first real six string / Bought it at the five and dime"
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Bryan Adams, Summer of 69

3. "To you I'm a toy but I could be the boy you adore" -
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The Foundations, Build Me Up Buttercup

4. "We walked on the beach beside that old hotel / They're tearing it down now but it's just as well" -
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Billy Joel, This Is The Time
5. "Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go." -
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Green Day, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

6. "My heart is like the open highway / Like Frankie said I did it my way" -
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Bon Jovi, It's My Life

7. "Picture perfect memories, scattered all around the floor" -
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Lady Antbellum, Need You Now

8. "You gave me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it / I thank you all" -
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Queen, We Are The Champions

9. "Dressed up like Elvis, why am I wearing your class ring?" -
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Katy Perry, Waking Up In Vegas

10. "Be Careful Of What You Do 'Cause The Lie Becomes The Truth" -
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Michael Jackson, Billie Jean


Round 6

1. Who created the comic book character Batman?
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(Bob Kane)

2. In a standard 52 card deck of playing cards, how many do not have an even number?
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(32)

3. Which is the only mammal that can't jump?
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(elephant)

4. Where is the smallest bone in the body?
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(ear)

5. What are the only two words in the opening theme song of the Adult Swim TV show "Robot Chicken"?
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(It's alive!)

6. How many oscars did Alfred Hitchcock win?
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(none)

7. What year was Elvis Presleys' first concert?
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(1954)

8. What Spanish artist said he would eat his wife when she died?
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(Dali)

9. What was the first film with sound?
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(the Jazz Singer)

10. How many American states start with the letter M?
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(8 - Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana)


Thanks agan. 3 more weeks of this ludicrous schedule . . .
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