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. Candy – Hershey made three expansions to its “pieces” candy line in 2010, adding three different existing candy bars – and added one again in 2012.Name any one of those “expansion” candies.
2. Settlements – The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city, is located in which U.S. state?
3. Paint – What is typically used as a binder in tempera paint?
4. Young Stars – Zion Williamson plays for what southern NBA team?
5. Chemistry – Sodium hypochlorite is better known by what name?
6. Lullabies – What specific thing mentioned in the words to the lullaby “Hush, Little Baby” is also the name of a 2005 Eminem single? In the song, he sings the words of this lullaby to his daughter and adopted daughter.
7. Restaurants – What type of pickup service at a restaurant involves driving to a designated parking spot and picking up the food without going into the restaurant itself?
8. Animated Movies – What 1999 animated film was based on the 1969 children’s book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes?
9. Famous Groups – What nickname was used in the post U.S. Civil War era to describe a person from the northern states who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the Reconstruction?
10. Magazines – Actress Christa Beatrice Miller was featured on the first cover of what male-oriented entertainment magazine in May, 1997?
Mystery – This Day in History
On this day in…
M1 – 1971 – What man – and three of his “followers” – received the death penalty for the murder of actress Sharon Tate?
M2 – 2002 – Israel sends tanks and armored personnel carriers to isolate what Palestinian leader – considered to be an enemy of Israel?
M3 – 1918 – What Wal-Mart founder was born in Kingfisher, OK?
M4 – 1790 – What 10th U.S. president was born in Charles City County, VA?
1. First Names – What Academy Award-winning American actor born in 1963 is better known by his middle name – but his first name by birth is William? His “breakout” role was playing a character named J.D. in a 1991 film.
2. Gaming – “Kids Against Maturity” is a kid-friendly version of what politically incorrect card game released in 2011?
3. Cities – What ancient Sumerian city located in modern day Iraq, dates from the Ubaid period circa 3800 BC, and is recorded in written history as a city-state from the 26th century BC? Hint, its name is a popular crossword puzzle answer.
4. TV Networks – What American basic cable channel owned by Walt Disney Television broadcasts programming geared toward teenagers and young adults in the 14–34 age range, a target demographic designated by the channel as “becomers?” Previous names for this network, founded in 1977, include The Family Channel, Fox Family Channel and ABC Family.
5. Government – What American physician and immunologist has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984? Most recently, he has been one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
6. Film Roles – While Val Kilmer famously played “Doc” Holliday in the 1993 film Tombstone, which actor played the same character in the 1994 film Wyatt Earp?
7. Materials – What four letter term describes a close friend or discarded pieces of fish commonly used as shark bait?
8. Definitions – What recent addition to Merriam-Webster describes a large mass of fat and solid waste that collects in a sewer system?
9. Novels – What 1937 novel centers on the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and a group of dwarves?
10. Sayings – What will play when the cat’s away, according to the old saying?
Visual Mystery – There’s a Time and Place for Everything – and it’s Called College
Identify the “college” movies based on the following scenes:
Final Category – Olympics
Name all three years in which the Olympics have been canceled prior to the recent announcement that the 2020 Olympics would be postponed until 2021.