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. Film Roles – What NBA star’s only credited film role was as Bombaata in the 1984 film Conan the Destroyer?
2. World Geography – Aside from any of the Great Lakes that touch Canadian provinces, name any two of the other three largest lakes by area that exist completely in Canadian provinces or territories. Name three for a bonus point.
3. Record Labels – What record label founded in 1979 by Police drummer Stewart Copelands’s brother Miles (among others) and defunct since 1996 – shares its name with a U.S. federal agency? In its heyday this label’s artists included R.E.M., Wall of Voodoo, The Go-Gos and Fine Young Cannibals among many others?
4. Don’t Eat That Fish– What is the more common name (more than one acceptable here) of fish in the Tetraodontidae whose flesh contains toxic venom yet is still considered a delicacy in Japanese cuisine?
5. History – Which Soviet premier who served between 1953 and 1964 was famously quoted as saying, “We will bury you?”
6. Netflix – Claire Foy was the first actor to win a Primetime Emmy for a Neflix series – doing so in 2018 for best lead actress in what drama series?
7. Hall of Famers – What MLB Hall of Famer – inducted in 1980 – played right field for the Tigers from 1953 to 1974 – and died April 6 2020?
8. Books in Books – In what 1987 Stephen King novel (which was later adapted into film) does the antagonist force the protagonist to burn a copy of their own manuscript?
9. Video Game Characters -Rebecca Chambers, Billy Coen and Albert Wesker are all characters in what horror video game franchise launched in 1996?
10. Words – What is the 10-letter term used commonly in police investigations involving the science of projectiles and firearms?
Mystery – Diseases
Give the “common” name of the following list of infectious diseases when given their scientific names (or other alternative names):
M1 – Infantile Paralysis
M2 – Rubella
M3 – Variola
M4 – Varicella
1. The Calendar – Name one of the two months of the year in which an Equinox occurs.
2. Artists – Actor Kirk Douglas played what artist in the 1956 film Lust for Life?
3. Names – Author Bram Stoker was born with what given name?
4. Cartoons – “Barnyard Dawg” was a foil for what Looney Tunes character in a variety of cartoon shorts?
5. ’60s Hits – Name both of the singles by the Beach Boys with women’s names in the titles to have reached the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
6. Ancient Wonders – Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, located in modern day Iraq, was described as an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks?
7. Commercials – What soft drink was the focus of the famous “Meet Mean Joe Greene” advertisements from 1979?
8. NFL Draft – Sione Takitaki was the only player from Brigham Young University in the 2019 NFL draft and was ultimately drafted by what AFC North team?
9. Movie Brothers – What was the name of the Corleone brother in the Godfather films whom went out on a fishing boat and never returned?
10. Businesses – What multinational conglomerate founded in 1893 and currently headquartered in Omaha, NE wholly owns GEICO, Fruit of the Loom, Duracell and Dairy Queen among other companies?
Visual Mystery –
Give the names of the following movies featuring scenes with zombies (or zombie like creatures) – in the cases of “franchise” films or sequels, only the name of the franchise is needed.
Final Category – Literature
Though better known as a singer/songwriter (born in 1941), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?