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. ’90s Songs – What Canadian band’s only charting hit was “Steal My Sunshine,” which peaked at #3 in 1999 on the U.S. charts? Nerd point if you know either the title of the disco song sampled in the song – or the artist who originally performed that song from 1976.
2. Vietnam War – What was the city of Saigon renamed after the Fall of Saigon in 1975?
3. SCIENCE! – What specific type of radiation changes DNA and also sterilizes surfaces?
4. Basketball – What is the name for the violation if a player touches the bottom of the basketball while dribbling and continues to dribble – causing a loss of possession to the other team?
5. Children’s Books – What type of animal is the one saying “Goodnight moon” – among other things – in the 1947 children’s book, Goodnight Moon?
6. Canada – Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia are the three most populous provinces in Canada. Which province is next on the list?
7. 2000s Movies – What 2004 film’s plot was inspired by a real-life incident in which the film director’s Porsche was carjacked in 1991 outside a video store? Some of the film’s stars include Sandra Bullock, John Cheadle and Matt Dillon.
8. Milk – What specific type of mammals nurse their young without nipples?
9. TV Catchphrases – On what T.V. series which originally aired from 1968 to 1980 – and again from 2010 to 2020 – would you hear the phrase, “Book ’em, Danno?”
10. Languages – There are only two countries in South America that do NOT use Spanish or Portuguese as their official government languages. Name at least one of them (sovereign nations only). Bonus point if you know the name of the indigenous language of the Peruvian, Bolivian and Ecuadorian Andes region but also in other highlands of South America – still spoken by nearly 9 million residents today.
Mystery – This Day In History
Pick the events that happened on April 6 in the following years:
1. 1896 – first modern Olympic Games happened in which city
2. 1909 – this American explorer led the first North Pole expedition
3. 1992 – what Russian author of I, Robot and Bicentennial Man died in New York
4. 2009 – which American NBA star elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1. Soccer – Name one of the two cities with new Major League soccer teams as of 2020.
2. Horror Movies – “Hellbound” was the subtitle of which horror franchise which began with its first film released in 1987?
3. At the Table – What is the “nautical” name for a serving dish usually reserved for sauces?
4. Animated TV – Yogi Bear spun off into his own series after appearing in what Hanna-Barbera show which aired from 1958 to 1961 which was headlined by a dog?
5. Populations – What is Michigan’s third most populous city – after Detroit and Grand Rapids?
6. Chemical Compounds – What common household item is also called Sodium Chloride? Hey…some of these questions are a bit tricky today…allow me to do some “gimme” ones (besides “Forensic Files” comes on in 15 minutes, LOL)!
7. Cover Songs – What British pop artist hit #1 in 1987 with her cover of The Supremes’ hit song “You Keep Me Hanging On?”
8. Government – As of March 2020, who has served as the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force?
9. Computers – What do the letters USB stand for in computer parlance?
10. Clothing – What type of pants, typically worn by women, includes straps that help keep the pants secured at the feet? They were popular in the 1980s, and someone is trying to revive them now for some stupid reason (had to interject my opinion here but no…just NO to these)!
Mystery – Athletes in Movies
Identify the names of the ATHLETES seen in the following images from movies (not the names of the movies):
Please note…these athletes might not all be associated with “American” sports… And… oh ALL right! If you can’t name the people, then name the movie…or at least the movie franchises! What else can I do to make this round easier for you aside from just giving you the answers? 🙂
Final Category – ’70s/Early ’80s TV (yes I made an executive to go super old with this question…maybe because it’s a nice day and I didn’t feel like doing TOO much research):
Put the following TV shows in order based on where they were primarily set, starting in the west and heading east.
Mork and Mindy, All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Too Close For Comfort