Sporcle Live Final Questions – April-May 2015

Four U.S. state capitals have names that include the letter “U” twice. Name all four.


What year am I? Wall Street Journal photographer Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Pakistan, the TV series Family Guy was canceled, the NFL realigns into 8 divisions, and the bestselling album worldwide is The Eminem Show.


What Internet-based company’s acquisitions included Skype in 2005 and Stubhub in 2007? The company has since sold Skype in 2009.

NOTE: I was puzzled at first when I saw this game recap. The commentary was, “Our ‘People Person’ was all over this one.” Then I saw that our team was referred to in the third person. So this must’ve one of the recaps that Scott C. did (from Maiz Mexican Cantina) that I’d copied and pasted and reposted. Only apparently I didn’t edit out all of Scott’s commentary (which is why I usually just prefer to write these things myself, because I always do that). Interesting little time capsule!


In which 20th century decade did all of the following occur: the deadliest floods on record occurred in China, killing approximately 3.7 to 4 million people; Louisiana governor Huey Long is assassinated; the Golden Gate Bridge is opened to traffic.


What is the first element on the periodic table whose two letter chemical symbol is the same as the postal abbreviation of a US state? You must name both the element and the state.


Name three of the four actors who have appeared in all of the following films directed by Wes Anderson: The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Actors Seth Rogen and James Franco have appeared in five films together since 2005. Name three of them.


MLB Leaders: Over the last 31 seasons, a whopping 21 batting champions in the National League have come from one of just three teams, all of which are in the same division. Name two of these three teams.


In 1920, New York was the most populous city in the US. Chicago was second. Name three of the next five.


Put the following four films in order based on the city in which the primary team plays from west to easy: Major League, Any Given Sunday, A League of Their Own, Friday Night Lights


The longest serving justice currently on the US Supreme Court is Antonin Scalia. Name three of the other eight justices who were on the court when he was first appointed.


Of all the states that border either the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, six have a coastline of 75 miles or less with their respective body of water. Name FOUR of those six states.


Since the year 2000, two actresses have received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress while less than 20 years old. One for her role in a 2003 film, the other for her role in a 2012 film. Name either of those two films.


Put the following McDonald’s advertising slogans in chronological order from earliest to most recent in terms of the first time they were used: “Food, Folks, and Fun,” “I’m Lovin’ It,” “You Deserve a Break Today,” “We Love to See You Smile.”


Which US state capital that begins with a vowel is the 22nd most populous city in its state, the lowest ranking for any capital?


Upon its release in the U.S. in 1985, there were 18 games available for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Three of those 18 were sports games whose titles were simply the name of that sport. Name two of those three sports titles.


The USS Pueblo is the only U.S. Navy ship still in commission that has been captured and not returned. Today it used as a museum by the country that captured it in 1968. What country captured the USS Pueblo?


Name three of the four original Canadian provinces, comprising the newly formed Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.


Name two of the three Steven Spielberg-directed films released as of May 2015 in which Tom Hanks is credited.


French is an official language in four European countries other than France. Name two of those four countries.


According to the Social Security Administration, the top five baby names for females were the same from 2008-2014. Name three of those five names.


Opened in 2014, the tallest Ferris wheel in the world in located in what U.S. city?


The common English names of nine of the twenty largest independent countries in the world begin with one of three letters. Name two of those three letters.


Of the 10 films that were the highest grossing at the U.S. box office for each calendar year during the 1980s, three of them were one-off films, and NOT part of a major multi-film franchise. Name two of those three films.


What 11-time NBA All-Star center, who played for three teams from 1985-2002 is the only member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who was born in Jamaica?


Name one of the four women that have won at least 15 Grammy Awards, as of 2015.
These individuals could have won their awards as a solo artist, collaborator, as part of a group, or as a producer.


Which U.S. President gave Camp David its present name, in honor of his father and grandson?


What is the only US state whose flag contains exactly three stars? The stars represent the three grand divisions of the state: east, middle, and west.


Give the first name shared by each of the people described: a co-founder of the sixth most visited website in the world, the head coach of the 1987 NCAA Division I football national champions, and the musician whose Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography says that he is “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in rock music?


Other than the Republic of Guinea, there are three other nations that have the word “Guinea” in the English language names. Name two of them.


There are four MLB teams whose current primary cap includes the letter T in its logo. Name all four.





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