Sporcle Live Final Questions – November-December, 2015

What is the highest-grossing film at the U.S. box office directed by Peter Jackson that is not part of the “Lord of the Rings” or “The Hobbit” series?


There are two MLB players who have hit 300-plus home runs who also have fathers who did the same. Name both of those people.


Other than Taiwan, name two independent sovereign nations outside of Africa or Europe that contain the letter “w.”


Spuyten Duyvil Creek connects the Hudson River to what other river that forms most of the northern border of the island of Manhattan?


(As of October 2015) Three of the five players with the most career three point field goals in NBA history played on the Boston Celtics are some point during their careers.
Name two of those three players.


What was actor Tim Allen’s highest-grossing film released in the ’90s that was not part of the “Santa Clause” or “Toy Story” franchises?


Since 1969, five films have won the Oscar for best picture that have names of real people in the titles and feature characterizations of those people in them. Name three of those films.


Seven U.S. states are represented by only one seat in Congress. Of those states, which is the most populous, at just under 1 million people, as of the 2010 Census?


Three players born outside of the United States have won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Name two of those three players.


Other than its original location in London, name one of the two cities that are home to Madame Tussaud’s wax museums?


What female solo artist was the first woman inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, having accomplished this feat in 1987?


Of the 15 U.S. federal executive departments still in existence today, only one began operations in the 1970s. Name it.


Of the 15 U.S. federal executive departments still in existence today, only one began operations in the 1970s. Name it.


Name 2/3 European nations that have made official claims on territory in Antarctica.


As of 2015, who is the only quarterback to have thrown more than 400 yards in a single Super Bowl game? the same quarterback was also second in all-time Super Bowl passing yards.


Name two of the five original X-Men who appeared in the first issue in September, 1963.


Place the following retailers in order according to where their U.S headquarters are located from West to East. Home Depot, Costco, McDonald’s, and Wal-Mart.


Among NHL franchises that have won the Stanley Cup, what is the only NHL franchise that has been in every playoffs, and has won the Stanley Cup twice?


In December, 2015, “Adele Live in New York” was the most watched TV special in history since what singer’s farewell tour in 2003?


What actor has received Academy Award acting nominations for playing a fictitious former astronaut named Garrett Breedlove, playwright Eugene O’Neill, and a character named only Buddusky?


U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in part due to successfully mediating a war fought mostly in East Asia. What two countries were combatants in that war?


A sign bearing the name “Mr. Sanders” appears over the door of what literary character, introduced in the 1920s who has also appeared in film?


Singer Alicia Keys attended a college that shared its name with her record label. What was that name?


Name both pitchers in the top 15 in MLB history for career strikeouts who have not yet been elected to the MLB Hall of Fame and who also finished their final regular seasons in 2007.


Bears live naturally in the wild on four continents. Name them.


After Russia, what European country has the longest coastline, not including overseas territories or dependencies?


As of 2015, four Academy Award-winning actresses have appeared in Batman films. Name three of the four of those actresses. Note: none of those actresses won their Oscars for their Batman roles. The movie must feature Batman as the title character.


Match the recent presidential candidate with the correct presidential slogan.
Barack Obama
John McCain
Al Gore
George W. Bush
Leadership for a New Millennium
Country First
A Safer World and a More Hopeful America


The Who’s song “Who Are You” was used as the theme song for its original CSI series. What two other Who songs were used for theme songs in other CSI series?


What movie, which was #1 at the U.S. box office in October, 2003, featured the line, “One more thing, Sofie… is she aware her daughter is still alive?”


In 1996, Oprah Winfrey started a book club, that became a segment on her talk show. Upon its conclusion in 2011, Nielsen compiled a list of the top-selling books from the last 10 years that were part of her book club. Name one of the top four of those books.


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