Sporcle Live Final Questions – August-October, 2016

What is the most common two-letter ending to a U.S. state capital name?


The Space Shuttle Enterprise was unveiled as the first Space Shuttle in 1976, but it never achieved spaceflight.
Between 1981 and 2011, five other Space Shuttles DID go into space. Name all five of those Space Shuttles.


What holiday, named for the date on which it falls each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the U.S. and shares its name with a 1999 posthumous novel by influential writer Ralph Ellison?


The Other Half, a daytime talk show which aired from 2001-2003, was intended to be the male version of the hit ABC talk show The View.
Name one of the show’s original four regular male co-hosts.


In what 1990s animated movie did then-married couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis provide the voices of characters named Dallas and Muddy Grimes?


Put these four birthstones in chronological order, from earliest to latest in a calendar year, according to the month with which they are traditionally associated:
Amethyst, Turquoise, Diamond, Pearl


In 1862, which state was the site of a week-long series of skirmishes called the “Seven Days Battles”, in which the Confederates drove the Union armies away from a major Confederate city?


What is the first cereal ever made by the company that makes Fruity Pebbles, Alpha Bits and Honey Comb that is still being produced today?


In his career, actor Edward Norton has received three academy award nominations – two supporting actor, and one for best actor. Name two of those three movies.


Tudor Hall, located in Maryland and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, is notable for being the childhood home of what infamous American, who lived there for several years in the 1850’s?


Twenty-one people have served on the U.S. Supreme Court for over 10,000 days, only two of whom are still living. Name one of those two justices.


1993 marked the first ever time that a video game-inspired balloon appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. What video game character was it?


Who was the first ever musical artist to have an album debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart while serving a prison sentence?


Fifteen State Quarters include the shape of the state on the reverse side, but only one also includes the shape of the entire contiguous United States. It is a state that joined the Union in 1812.
Name that State Quarter.


In early 1960, the producers of The Danny Thomas Show decided to create an episode where Danny gets pulled over for running a stop sign in a rural town. That episode led to a spinoff-series that ran for eight seasons. Name that spinoff.


As of the 2010 Cenus, 5/10 of the most populous cities in California have one-word names. Name three of those.


Give the last names of any two performers who appeared on more than 100 episodes of “Private Practice,” which aired from 2007 to 2013.


What song, the seventh and most recent #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by Phil Collins, was the last Billboard Hot 100 #1 of the 1980s and the first of the 1990s? Wagered 10 and missed, so did everyone else.


At a straight line distance of roughly 41 miles, which two U.S. state capitals are located closest together?


Three of the four most expensive music videos ever made were for songs by Madonna, and each was released in a different decade. Name one of those songs.


Among the four major North American professional sports (MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL), which single athlete holds the record for winning the most regular season MVP awards?


Other than hydrogen and oxygen, name any one of the other three elements that are part of the chemical formula for the mineral turquoise.


Three sovereign nations in South America have capitals that are not their most populous cities. Name one of those three nations.


Name three of the five cities that are home to the greatest number of completed skyscrapers that measure 150 meters tall or higher.


Put the following actors in order by the number of Academy Award nominations they’ve received in acting categories, starting with the person who earned the most.
Marlon Brando
Daniel Day-Lewis
Brad Pitt
Jack Nicholson


Shonda Rhimes has been the executive producer for six shows broadcast on network television, but as of September 2016, only two have aired over 100 episodes.


Sweet Bird of Youth, The Night of the Iguana, and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale are three of the major plays of a well-known playwright. Name that playwright, and name the only other animal that appears in the title of one of his multi-act plays.


Between Terry Bradshaw’s retirement and Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie season, six quarterbacks started more than ten games in a season for the Pittsburgh Steelers.Name two of those quarterbacks.


Four quarterbacks have started a Super Bowl for the New York Giants. Phil Simms was the first, and Eli Manning is the most recent. Name one of the other two quarterbacks.


The five shows that have had the most Broadway performances all-time are The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Lion King, Cats, and Les Miserables.
Name 2 of the next 6 shows that have put on the most Broadway performances, each with over 5,000.


Which U.S state holds the record for having the smallest range of recorded temperatures? The highest temperature ever recorded was 100° Fahrenheit and the lowest recorded was 12° Fahrenheit.


On the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Top 10 Baby Names For 2015 list, two of the top ten girls’ names are only three letters long. Name one of them.


As of October 2016 the three videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube in the shortest amount of time are all music videos by different solo artists.
Name two of those three artists.


What stop-motion animal studio known for making “Coraline,” “Paranorman,” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” shares its name with the first animal to orbit Earth?


Only four current MLB franchises have never had a player win the league MVP award. Name three of those four franchises.


Who is the only band or group to have four albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the same calendar year? They achieved this feat in 1967.


What city along the Mississippi River is home to a pyramid structure, initially known as the Great American Pyramid, that was conceived by artist Mark Hartz in 1954 to somewhat resemble the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt?


In the 2013 Coen brothers movie Inside Llewyn Davis, the actors known for playing Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren record a song as part of a trio. What famous pop singer plays the third member of that trio?


What are the two highest-grossing films based on Saturday Night Live sketches?


In the 1968 U.S. presidential election, George Wallace, the candidate of the American Independent Party, won every electoral vote from five states. Name FOUR of those five states.


For his Ninth Labor, Hercules was required to retrieve a particular possession of the queen of the Amazons. Name that possession, which is something that can be worn.


What is the three-word term for the area of Hollywood centered on the former headquarters of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers?
This term inspired the name of a popular tabloid news website.


From 1960-1975, Stanley Kubrick directed four films with named title characters. Name two of those characters.


When it debuted in 2003, Star Wars: Clone Wars became the first Star Wars animated TV series since what other series went off the air in December 1986 after two seasons and 35 episodes?







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