Filling the Pub Trivia Void Day 29 – Monday, April 13, 2020

 

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, with the exception of mystery rounds, which are at my discretion). So these aren’t questions involving things “only I would know,” LOL!

 

Game One

1. Money – Which Middle Eastern country uses currency called “riyal,” abbreviated SAR?

2. Stadiums – When completed later in 2020, SoFi Stadium will serve as the home field for two different “Big Four” teams. Name one of those teams – both for a bonus point.

3. Novels – What American author’s works include The Bluest Eye, Beloved and Song of Solomon?

4. TV Actors – Which Canadian actor was a regular on “Saturday Night Live” for eight seasons, a regular for the first four seasons of “News Radio” and was also a semi-regular on “The Simpsons?”

5. Liquor – A Negroni cocktail is made of three equal parts of three different types of alcoholic beverages. Name at least one of those – two or more for a bonus point.

6. 2010s Music – Frequent collaborator Pharrell Williams was a credited artist on the 2013 #2 single “Get Lucky” along with what electronic music duo?

7. Flags – What animal appears on the reverse side of the flag of the state of Oregon?

8. Fight Songs – What NCAA school’s fight song includes these lyrics:

On the banks of the Red Cedar,
There’s a school that’s known to all;
Its specialty is winning

9. Horror Movies – The sequel to what 2018 horror movie – which was supposed to be released in March, 2020 – is now scheduled to be released in September, 2020 –  because of COVID-19? Stars in the original film were John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

10. Vehicles – A pale yellow Oldsmobile Delta ’88 is featured prominently in a variety of films directed by which man? Some of those films include Spider-Man, the Evil Dead film series  and the TV series “Ash Vs. the Evil Dead.”

Mystery – Current Events (this was a challenge since almost all of the news is virus-related…but I dug a bit for some other topics!)

M1 – The hand-written lyrics for which 1968 Beatles hit song recently sold for $910,000 at a New York auction?

M2 – Which former NFL quarterback died Sunday, April 12 in an Alabama car crash?

M3 – What type of food popular in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be the subject of a competition in Calumet, MI to determine which person makes them the best?

M4 – What vampire-centered comedy series will begin its second season this week on FX?

Game Two

1. Cover Songs – The album “Van Halen II” released in 1979 includes a cover of what soul song – originally recorded by Betty Everett in 1963, covered by Swinging Blue Jeans in 1964 and  covered again in 1974 by Linda Ronstadt?

2. Math – “Integral” and “differential” are branches of what specific category of mathematics?

3. Athletes – Which New Orleans Saints quarterback recently announced he would become an analyst for NBC Sports when he is done playing?

berserk

4. Video Games – What arcade game released in 1980 (pictured above) – and later on the Atari 2600 console  – involved the player navigating a series of top-down, mazelike rooms containing armed robots? The game shares its name with a 2013 Eminem single that hit #2 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts.

5. Abbreviations – What do the letters SNAFU stand for?

6. Magazine Covers – What celebrity couple appeared on a 1981 cover of Rolling Stone – with one of those people posing  nude? Bonus point for knowing who took the famous photo.

7. Disasters – Famously erupting in AD 79, Mount Vesuvius was located in what modern day country?

8. 2019 Movies – What word beginning with the letter “P” is in the subtitle of the third John Wick film released in 2019?

9. Paintings – What artist painted Guernica?

 

 Sorry folks…no second mystery round today (that first one was difficult enough for me to come up with)!

 

Final Category  – Actors

Which actor, born in 1935, had only five film credits before dying in 1978 – but is notable in that every single film he appeared in was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture – with three of those films winning best picture. Name that actor…

 

One thought on “Filling the Pub Trivia Void Day 29 – Monday, April 13, 2020

  1. Game One

    1. Money – Which Middle Eastern country uses currency called “riyal,” abbreviated SAR? 
    Saudi Arabia

    2. Stadiums – When completed later in 2020, SoFi Stadium will serve as the home field for two different “Big Four” teams. Name one of those teams – both for a bonus point. 
    RAMS/CHARGERS

    3. Novels – What American author’s works include The Bluest Eye, Beloved and Song of Solomon? 
    toni miorrison

    4. TV Actors – Which Canadian actor was a regular on “Saturday Night Live” for eight seasons, a regular for the first four seasons of “News Radio” and was also a semi-regular on “The Simpsons?” 
    phil hartman

    5. Liquor – A Negroni cocktail is made of three equal parts of three different types of alcoholic beverages. Name at least one of those – two or more for a bonus point. 
    gin, campari and vermouth

    6. 2010s Music – Frequent collaborator Pharrell Williams was a credited artist on the 2013 #2 single “Get Lucky” along with what electronic music duo? 
    daft punk
    7. Flags – What animal appears on the reverse side of the flag of the state of Oregon? 
    beaver

    8. Fight Songs – What NCAA school’s fight song includes these lyrics:

    On the banks of the Red Cedar,
    There’s a school that’s known to all;
    Its specialty is winning
    MSU

    9. Horror Movies – The sequel to what 2018 horror movie – which was supposed to be released in March, 2020 – is now scheduled to be released in September, 2020 –  because of COVID-19? Stars in the original film were John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. 
    a quiet place

    10. Vehicles – A pale yellow Oldsmobile Delta ’88 is featured prominently in a variety of films directed by which man? Some of those films include Spider-Man, the Evil Dead film series  and the TV series “Ash Vs. the Evil Dead.” 
    Sam Raimi
    Mystery – Current Events (this was a challenge since almost all of the news is virus-related…but I dug a bit for some other topics!)

    M1 – The hand-written lyrics for which 1968 Beatles hit song recently sold for $910,000 at a New York auction? 
    Hey Jude

    M2 – Which former NFL quarterback died Sunday, April 12 in an Alabama car crash? 
    Tarvaris Jackson

    M3 – What type of food popular in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will be the subject of a competition in Calumet, MI to determine which person makes them the best? 
    pasty

    M4 – What vampire-centered comedy series will begin its second season this week on FX? 
    what we do in the shadows

    Game Two

    1. Cover Songs – The album “Van Halen II” released in 1979 includes a cover of what soul song – originally recorded by Betty Everett in 1963, covered by Swinging Blue Jeans in 1964 and  covered again in 1974 by Linda Ronstadt? 
    You’re No Good

    2. Math – “Integral” and “differential” are branches of what specific category of mathematics? 
    Calculus

    3. Athletes – Which New Orleans Saints quarterback recently announced he would become an analyst for NBC Sports when he is done playing? 
    Drew Brees

    4. Video Games – What arcade game released in 1980 (pictured above) – and later on the Atari 2600 console  – involved the player navigating a series of top-down, mazelike rooms containing armed robots? The game shares its name with a 2013 Eminem single that hit #2 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts. 
    Berserk

    5. Abbreviations – What do the letters SNAFU stand for? 
    situation normal all fucked up

    6. Magazine Covers – What celebrity couple appeared on a 1981 cover of Rolling Stone – with one of those people posing  nude? Bonus point for knowing who took the famous photo. 
    John Lennon/Yoko Ono

    7. Disasters – Famously erupting in AD 79, Mount Vesuvius was located in what modern day country? 
    italy

    8. 2019 Movies – What word beginning with the letter “P” is in the subtitle of the third John Wick film released in 2019? 
    Parabellum

    9. Paintings – What artist painted Guernica? 
    Picasso

     Sorry folks…no second mystery round today (that first one was difficult enough for me to come up with)! 

    Final Category  – Actors

    Which actor, born in 1935, had only five film credits before dying in 1978 – but is notable in that every single film he appeared in was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture – with three of those films winning best picture. Name that actor…
    John Cazale

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