My trivia team’s “Three Amigos” showed our mugs to each other on the Zoom cameras Thursday evening. By “mugs,” I mean two things! Drinking vessels, for one – and also our lovely faces! Yes, I know “lovely” is an “eye of the beholder” thing! I happen to like seeing the faces of my two most frequent trivia teammates – Mike and Brad – even if only on a screen.
Sometimes it’s fun to ham it up for the cameras!
It was looking like rain would stay away for at least 90 minutes, so I set up the laptop on the patio table, put some drinks in the cooler and then we answered some trivia questions! We also wound up having some beer delivered to our door from a local microbrewery…how odd it was to see the bartender Bailey dropping off a couple of six packs on our porch rather than pouring us pints from behind the bar 😦 This is indeed a very strange new world we’re all adapting to…
Our virtual “host” was one of my favorite Sporcle Live hosts – Tyler B., who previously hosted at The Owl. I like his laid back attitude and the ’80s tunes he tends to play! He’s adapted well to the virtual show hosting, better than some of the hosts we’ve encountered while doing these games, like the one we had two nights ago…ugh!
Here are the questions as presented to us, besides the final question which will be paraphrased:
1. Novels – What book, the fourth in the series, is the only Harry Potter novel to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel, awarded annually to the best science fiction or fantasy work? Yay Mike for having read these books…
2. English – In the English language, what grammatical class of words are used to show direction, location or time or to introduce an object? Examples include “above,” “before” and “except.” Grammar 101!
3. Empires – Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is located in what modern day country?
4. Cheese – What American company, known for its Italian-style cheeses, was the first to sell packaged shredded cheese and the first to use zippered packaging for its cheeses?
5. Albums – What singer-songwriter released the 1972 album “Harvest,” which produced the hit singles “Old Man” and “Heart of Gold?”
6. Arcade Games – What sport is the subject of the 1989 arcade game “Arch Rivals?” We missed…we put tennis as our guess.
7. Comics – What comic strip character was born June 19, 1978 in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant? Which would explain his love of a particular Italian dish…
8. Colors – Celeste is the colloquial name for a pale shade of what color?
9. Measurements – What does BTU stand for, in terms of the traditional measurement of heat?
10. War Movies – What 2016 war film starring Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture? Miss, we put Fury as our guess, even though we knew that was wrong.
Mystery category – Geometry
Give the number of sides for each of the following polygons:
Nonagon, Triskaidecagon, Hendecagon, Megagon
Missed Hendecagon and Megagon.
Final Category – Supergroups
This is heavily paraphrased, I didn’t take notes or take a picture of this question!
The country supergroup The Highwaymen had singles by two of its individual members chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 and 1982. Name one of those two singles. I know there are other criteria for this question…
Let’s see, could we name any members of the Highwaymen? Nope! Why couldn’t this question be about Abba, Damn Yankees or Bad English?
I’m going to try getting a bigger team together Saturday. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Johnny Cash!