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!
Game One –
1. Grammar – The words “over,” “under,” “beneath,” “around,” and “across” are examples of what part of speech – which help indicate relationships between other words in a sentence?
2. Presidents – Who was the second U.S. president to die in office in the 20th century – dying of a heart attack August 2, 1923? Bonus for naming either the first president to have died in office in the 20th century – or the president who succeeded the president in the first part of the question.
3. Book to Movie – What comedy/drama film released in February, 2020 was directed by Autumn de Wilde and was based on a 1815 novel?
4. MLB Players – What MLB right fielder made cameo appearances in both The Naked Gun: From The Files of Police Squad – and BASEketball? Sorry, not sorry folks! But I’m generally NOT going to make the sportsball questions too hard – unless you’re not into the stuff I’m into (LOL)! Sometimes I do bother looking at sportsball records and stuff…just don’t feel like doing that today!
5. In The News – What 81-year-old soul singer – with hits including “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean On Me” – died earlier this week (Monday, April 1 2020)?
6. U.S. Cities – Gilbert, Tempe and Peoria are three of the 10 most populous cities in which U.S. state?
7. Children’s Music – In 2009, the Australian band Men at Work was sued because the melody in their 1981 hit song “Down Under” too closely resembled the melody of what children’s song about a bird belonging to the Kingfisher family written by Marion Sinclair in 1932? I used to sing this song in kindergarten…
8. Business Terms – What two-word term, synonymous with “bottom line represents total revenues less total expenses?
9. Reality TV – What fashion-based reality series geared toward men had its original run from 2003 to 2007 – and was rebooted with a new set of “Fab Five” hosts in 2018 on Netflix?
10. Coasts – What word was used by Europeans from the 16th century to the early 19th to refer to the coastal regions of North Africa, which were inhabited by Berber people?
Mystery – Current Events
Sorry, folks…I’m not doing this round in the category of “current events.” I think we’re all pretty over saturated with current events right now, which are all essentially about corona virus, aren’t we? So how about baby animals instead?
Baby Animals – Identify the types of animals that use the following names to describe their babies (this will be matching – match the listed baby animal names to the following list of “adult” animals):
Baby animal names – joey, cygnet, puggle, whelp
M1 – Echidna
M2 – Wolf
M3 – Kangaroo
M4 – Swan
1. Commercials – What car company recently featured a series of TV ads showing a car on a remote stretch of highway and used the slogan, “We have your back?”
2. Words – What word beginning with the letter “c” is thought to have been coined by writer Lewis Carroll and means “a muffled laugh/snort combination?”
3. Toys – What collectible card game first released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993 was among the three 2019 inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame?
4. TV Shows – Besides appearing in 311 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, name at least one of the three other TV series in which actor Ray Romano appeared in at least 20 episodes or more. Name two…or three – for a bonus point. There…how do you like THAT folks? I may have “phoned it in” with that MLB question a while back, but I actually WORKED to find the answers to this question! Can I get a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar??? 🙂
5. Inventors – What Hungarian-born Hollywood actress (pictured above) with film credits including Algiers and Boomtown also made significant contributions to radio and technology and systems – and invented a radio-guidance system for torpedoes during World War 2?
6. Prime Ministers – Which Canadian prime minister serving from 2006 to 2015 preceded prime minister Justin Trudeau?
7. British Bands – What British band formed in London in 1988 had founding members including Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree? Their highest charting hits (on U.S. Alternative Charts) included “There’s No Other Way,” (#5 1991); “Girls and Boys,” (#4 1994); and “Song 2,” (#6 1997)?
8. Big Cities – What is the name of the fictional large city in which the events in most “Superman” comics take place?
9. Announcers – What 95-year old Newport News, VA native has been the announcer of “Jeopardy!” since 1984?
10. Preservation – What word describes adding salt, sugar, nitrite and/or nitrate for the purposes of preservation, flavor and color – typically to meat products?
Visual Mystery – Movie Dancing
Identify the movies pictured below that all feature dancing.
Final Category – Long Running TV
What reality crime series that debuted in 1988 was – at the time of its cancellation by the Fox television network in June 2011 – the longest-running program in the network’s history (25 seasons), a mark since surpassed by “The Simpsons?” In January, 2020 Fox announced plans to revive the show and seek a new host.