Sporcle Live Final Questions – June-September, 2015

Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and is divided among three countries. Name TWO of those three countries.

 

What band or artist first embarked on what is popularly known as the “Never Ending Tour” in 1988, still continuing as of June 2015?

 

Place the following U.S. cities in chronological order according to when they most recently appeared among the Top 10 most populous U.S. cities, according to census data, from earliest to most recent.
Boston, Buffalo, Baltimore, Pittsburgh

 

In the 19th century, four different U.S. presidents served their entire time in office without a vice president, each of them having replaced a president who had died in office.
Name TWO of those four presidents who did not have a vice president.

 

Name the five elements on the Periodic Table whose chemical symbols spell out the name of the country whose capital city is Kiev. Give the full name of the element, NOT just the symbol.

 

What band that formed in Boston and released their first studio album in 1978, won the very first MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1984?

 

What is the product of the number of times Daniel Day-Lewis has won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the number of letters in the last name of the man who has won 22 Academy Awards?

 

On two different occasions during the 20th century, three consecutive presidents represented the Republican party. Name two of the three presidents from the most recent combination.

 

Among all US cities with more than one team in the main four professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL), name three of the six cities that have gone the longest without a championship title. Each has been waiting more than 25 years.

 

Four members of the cast of the 2014 film Interstellar have been nominated for Academy Awards in acting categories without ever winning. Name two of the four.

 

What title is shared by a film released in the 1990s that won the Academy Award for Best Picture and an album released in 1970 by the Grateful Dead?

 

What band, artist, or group was the subject of the first episode of the VH1 series Behind the Music, which aired in 1997?

 

Between 1927 and 2000, there were three U.S. presidents who were NOT named Time Person of the Year while in office or in a year in which they were elected.

 

Name the five nations that are permanent members of the UN Security Council.

 

Place the following Star Trek films in order, based on when they were first released:
The Undiscovered Country
The Wrath of Khan
The Voyage Home
The Search for Spock

 

Name one of the two largest countries by total area in Africa that have exactly five letters in their common English names.

 

For the third year in a row, actor Robert Downey, Jr. topped the 2015 Forbes list of highest paid male actors. Name one of the other five American-born actors who ranked in the top 10.

 

Six of the real people whose images appear on the cover of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were still alive as of January 1, 2015.
4 are known primarily for music, 1 primarily for acting, and 1 primarily for art. Name 3 of the 6.

 

The Winter Olympic Games have twice been held in cities that are currently now, in 2015, the capital of their nations.

 

Since 2000, five actresses have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series more than once. Name three of those five actresses.

 

In the Presidential election of the 20th Century in which the winner received the highest percentage of the popular vote, the losing Republican candidate won the electoral votes of just 6 states – 5 in the Deep South, and one in the Southwest. Name him.

 

Name one of the two U.S. states in which there are no forms of legal gambling.

 

Of the five elements on the Periodic Table with a four-letter name, which one is NOT a solid at room temperature?

 

On September 12, 2015, David Ortiz became the fourth player born in the Dominican Republic to hit 500 home runs in the Major Leagues. Name two of the other three players.

 

Cyprus and Kosovo are the only two nations in the world whose flags feature what?

 

The origin of the Democratic donkey is traced back to what 19th century president’s campaign? When some of his opponents called him a jackass, instead of rejecting the title, this president instead used the image of the animal on his campaign posters.

 

Gillikin Country, Quadling Country, and Winkie Country are three of the four countries that most closely surround a central capital region in a popular series of fantasy literature. Name the fourth country surrounding that capital.

 

The four primary ligaments in the human knee are commonly known as the ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL. What word does the first letter of each of those four abbreviations stand for?

 

Since 2000, three different NFL teams have had two different players rush for 1,000 yards or more in the same regular season. Name one of those three teams.
We knew the answer. And wagered “strategically.”

 

Four people (not necessarily famous) are referenced by name in the lyrics to Marc Cohn’s 1991 hit single “Walking in Memphis”. Give two of those four names.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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