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. Athletes – Thierry Henry, considered to be among the best strikers of all time, is the current coach of the Major League Soccer team Montreal Impact. During his career as a player, he played with his French national team from 1997 until retiring in 2010 – helping France win the World Cup in 1998. Name the English Premier League team of which he was a player between 1999 and 2007.
2. Airlines – What major airline, that operated between 1930 and 2001 was – along with Pan Am, United, and Eastern, one of the “Big Four” domestic airlines in the United States formed by the Spoils Conference of 1930? For a bonus point, name the only one of these airlines still in existence today. NO COMPLAINING! I hate “airlines” questions as much as y’all do! I still haven’t forgiven MTL for their “former airline slogans” halftime round they did at a semis a few years ago at Woodstone Grill (LOL)!
3. Fictional Bears – What is the name of Mowgli’s bear companion in The Jungle Book?
4. Animated TV – What American animated mystery comedy aired on the Disney Channel and Disney XD from 2012 to 2016? This series’ plot followed the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel spending their summer with their great-uncle in a Pacific Northwest town full of paranormal and supernatural creatures. Now this is a kiddie show I’d love to watch!
5. Advertising – What TV actress sang about the virtues of Wesson cooking oil in a series of TV advertisements in which she used the term “Wessonality?”
6. Copyright – What do the letters “IP” stand for when discussing copyright issues?
7. ’70s Music – What German electronic band released the 1974 album “Autobahn,” in which the sounds were supposed to emulate the experiences of driving along that highway? The album also had a single of the same name, which was a hit on European charts. Now I’m listening to the song (LOL)!
8. Words – What does the word “peccant” mean? Multiple choice – sinful, fragrant, lacking in subtlety or bright in color?
9. Name Changes – What female comedian known for her Comedy Central series that aired from 2013 to 2016 – and for her role in Train Wreck recently announced that she’d changed the middle name of her baby because its first and middle name together sounded too much like “genital?” Bonus for knowing either what the child’s middle name was before – or what it was changed to (the baby’s first name is Gene). Every time I write these questions I am absolutely floored as to the strange facts I uncover…
10. Movie SCIENCE! –Mike is SO going to love that I’m asking about what I’m going to ask about… (ahem) – What chemical element’s name is in the title of a 2012 Euro-Australian comedy/science fiction/fantasy film and its 2019 sequel – in which the plot involves World War 2 Nazis making a settlement on the moon? Need only name the element, but you can also name the title if you want.
Mystery – U.S. Cities
Identify the state in which these cities (the fourth, fifth and sixth most populous in their states) belong.
M1 – Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont
M2 – Parkersburg, Wheeling, Weirton
M3 – Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner
M4 – Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville
1. Last Names – What female singer and actress’ last name by birth was Sarkisian – when she was born in 1946?
2. Food – What four-letter French word describes a flour and oil – or flour and butter – base – commonly used in making stocks and sauces?
3. Conferences – What sports conference includes Jacksonville University, Liberty University and Stetson University – among others? Know this one, Brad???
4. TV Finales – Fittingly enough, what TV series that aired from 1982 to 1993 had a final episode entitled “One for the Road?”
5. Designs – This will be a visual question – ID the type of design pictured here (no apologies if looking at this gives you a headache): ⇓
6. Rappers – God…here goes white girl trying to write a rap question!!! I SWEAR it’s not going to be about Eminem – or lyrics in “Rapture!” Here goes… Jacques Berman Webster II – born in 1992 – is better known by what stage name?
7. Mythology – Which Egyptian deity served many functions, though mainly that of god of kingship and the sky?
8. Movie Characters – Def Leppard aficionado Randy Daytona – played by Dan Fogler – is a character in which 2007 comedy film? Bonus point if you know which sport of which he was a champion player.
9. Video Games – What maze-based arcade game was created by Atari in 1982? Game play involved controlling the titular character – and defeating all of the enemies in each stage – by either inflating them with air with a pump until they pop or crushing them underneath large rocks?
10. Languages – In which southwest African country is German still widely spoken – and recognized as one of its official languages – along with English, Afrikaans and several others?
Visual Mystery – Animals in Song
Given the following images of animals – provide whatever info is specified by each photo of animals associated with popular songs, albums, or other media…
Before and After – Pink Floyd edition
Portions of each answer will include song titles or album titles associated with the band Pink Floyd. Example – 1973 Pink Floyd album and name of Frank Zappa’s daughter – “Dark Side of the Moon Unit Zappa.”
Here we go, but first – a photo of Pink Floyd hottie David Gilmour (hey…its my blog, after all):
M1 – 1978 Blondie song inspired by a stalker and three-part song from the 1979 Pink Floyd album “The Wall”
M2 – Song performed by the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and ninth track from Pink Floyd Album “Dark Side of the Moon”
M3 – Pink Floyd’s debut studio album released in 1967 and name of fictional ship in the Narnia book series by C.S. Lewis
M4 – Pink Floyd single from their “Momentary Lapse of Reason” album reaching number one on Billboard’s “album tracks” charts in 1987 and phrase uttered by the Wicked Witch of the West when giving an order to her flying monkeys
Final Category – Poetry
Although originally published in its entirety in a 1871 novel, the first stanza of which poem was actually written and printed first in a periodical titled Mischmasch earlier in 1855 as a means for the writer to entertain his family?