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!
1. Word Meanings – What does “deflagrate” mean? Multiple choice – to descend from an airborne location, to burn, to remove bark from a tree or to cut the blubber from a whale?
2. President Alma Maters – Who was the only president to have attended/graduated from Whittier College?
3. College Mascots – What type of bird serves as the mascot for the University of Louisville?
4. Rappers – Which rapper is mentioned by name in the lyrics to the Blondie hit song “Rapture?”
5. Announcers – Famous announcer Bob Costas is associated with what Big Four sport?
6. Classic Literature – “Purgatory” is the second part of which epic poem?
7. Anatomy – In which part of the body would you find the ulna bone?
8. Company Logos – What two colors are used in Ikea’s logo?
9. ’90s Movies – What 1999 “teen comedy” film starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachel Leigh Cook and Paul Walker and had a plot loosely based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion?
10. Geography – Name three of the six states that border Iowa.
Mystery – Starts with “D”
All of the following answers will be people’s names (first or last) or things that begin with the letter “D”
1. Ivy league college located in Hanover, NH
2. Flowering plant from the Taraxacum family generally considered to be a pest by most homeowners
3. Five-letter word for evil supernatural being which might cause someone to call an exorcist
4. Name of Greek god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine – among other things
1. Sequels – What comedy film’s sequel released in 1993 was called “Part Deux?” The first film in that series was released in 1991 and starred Charlie Sheen and Valeria Golino.
2. Remedies – What over-the-counter pain remedy’s individual pills were laced with Cyanide – causing a series of deaths in 1982?
3. Stadiums – What English Premier League team plays their home games in a stadium called “Old Trafford?” I wish American sports teams had stadiums named like this! So, so boring that most of our stadiums are named for products and companies…(I digress)!
4. Models – Which German-born model was married to singer/songwriter Seal from 2005 to 2014?
5. Studies- Osteology involves the study of what?
6. ’80s Hits – Name two of the three highest-charting hits for singer-songwriter Christopher Cross, all charting between 1980 and 1981. Name all three for a bonus point.
7. Nutrition – What is the brand name of nutritional supplements and meal replacements manufactured by Abbott Laboratories?
8. Geologic Terms – Granite, basalt and obsidian are all what types of rock – multiple choice – sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic?
9. World Leaders – Jacinda Ardern has been the leader of what country since 2017?
10. Inventions – The Xerox Alto was one of the first computers designed for individual use in 1973 – and is regarded as the first modern computer to utilize what peripheral device?
Visual Mystery Round – Teen Movies
Identify the “teen” movie being spoofed in the following images from Not Another Teen Movie.
Final Category – TV Appearances
Singer-songwriter Prince was parodied in “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central, but only appeared in one sitcom during his lifetime as a guest actor. Name that sitcom in which he appeared in February, 2014.