Editor’s note: This is part of a series of trivia question sets I’m writing to help fill the trivia void left by local pub trivia companies having to cease operations during this COVID-19 crisis time. Answers will be provided in the comments. There will be two rounds of 10 questions each, two mystery rounds and one final question. Hope you have fun!
Just to ensure there is a good category mix, all of these categories mirror categories from a previous Sporcle Live game (or are very, very similar). So these aren’t questions involving things “only I would know,” LOL!
1. Bodies of Water – Which of the “Great Lakes” is the only one to lie entirely within the borders of the United States?
2. Toys – Give any of the names that this game – which originated in the 1980s but is still available today – is known by: ⇓
3. Movie Awards – What 2018 drama earned an Oscar win for best actor for Gary Oldman? For a bonus point, name the 2011 film for which he was nominated for an acting Oscar – but did not win.
4. Communication – According to the NATO alphabet, what does the letter D stand for? It shares its name with a water feature.
5. Milk – What type of milk – used commonly in recipes – has had about 60 percent of its water removed and often has sugar added?
6. ’90s TV – What ABC sitcom airing from 1997 to 2002 featured Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson in title roles?
7. Clothing – If a British customer in a clothing store is asking to see the “jumpers,” what clothing item would this most closely resemble? Multiple choice – raincoat, undershirt, sweater or jogging suit?
8. Geometry – What type of triangle has at least two equal sides?
9. Song Titles – What specific type of reptile is mentioned in the title of a 1989 Paula Abdul single?
10. Presidential Quotes – What U.S. president was famous for the quote “The buck stops here?”
Mystery – Add ’em up – presidents edition –
This might be really, really hard – and to make up for that, I’ll tell you the number these will all have to add up to (aren’t I a sweetheart)? And that number is…17!
1. Number of U.S. presidents born in the state of Ohio
2. Number of 20th century U.S. presidents whose names begin with the letter “J” (please be glad I didn’t ask about 19th century presidents…)
3. Number of U.S. presidents graduating from Harvard
4. Number of U.S. presidents born in Vermont
1. Singers- What singer played the role of Feyd Rautha in the 1985 sci-fi film Dune?
2. Baby Care – What four-letter acronym is associated with the term “crib death?”
3. Sports Awards – The annual trophy given to Super Bowl winning teams is named for what legendary football coach? Yes, I know this might be TOO easy for some of you trivia folks, but sportsball just ain’t my thang!
4. ’90s Comedies – What Colorado city are the main characters in the movie Dumb and Dumber attempting to get to in the film?
5. SCIENTISTS! – What Russian scientist created the Periodic Table of Elements? Bonus – within two – in what decade did this occur?
6. Video Games – What video game was the focus of a 1998 “Seinfeld” episode where George attempts to preserve his high score?
7. Translations – What South American river’s name translates roughly into English as “River Plate?”
8. Celebrity Marriages – Actor Sam Elliott has been married to what actress since 1984 – who played Mrs. Robinson’s daughter in the 1967 film The Graduate?
9. Food – What food item – associated with Cornwall, England and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – is made by placing an uncooked filling, typically meat and vegetables, on one half of a flat shortcrust pastry circle, folding the pastry in half to wrap the filling in a semicircle and crimping the curved edge to form a seal before baking?
10. Recreation – What fitness equipment and media company was founded with help from a Kicskstarter campaign in 2012?
Mystery – Supporting “Peanuts” Characters
Identify the supporting “Peanuts” characters pictured:
Final Category – Fictional Characters
What fictional comic book characters first appeared in September, 1963 and formed one of the most recognizable and successful franchises of its parent comic book company – appearing in numerous books, television shows, films, and video games?