Local trivia host Mike D. did his final free trivia streaming broadcast Thursday night. Since trivia is supposed to be returning to bars soon, he reported in a Facebook post that his “freebie” shows would have to come to an end 😦 Special thanks for him helping to provide entertainment during months of being sequestered at home!
Here are the questions as they were presented to us:
1. Arts and Crafts – With a name from French for “oily chalk,” what brand of art supplies was created in the early 1900s by pigment specialist Edwin Binney?
2. Movie Titles – A 2015 film about a financial crisis that won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay and a 2017 film about a real-life couple dealing with a serious illness that was nominated for best original screenplay both have titles beginning with what two words? Miss.
3. Mountains – The Pocono Mountains are a popular tourist destination in which eastern U.S. state?
4. Rappers – In 1998, what rapper an actor known by a three-letter name released his debut studio album “It’s Dark and Hell and Hell is Hot,” which featured the song “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem?”
5. Insects – When measured by size, bulk and weight, what biblical name is given to the genus of beetle that is among the largest insects on earth? Mike overhead this one while he was upstairs and yelled the correct answer at me (thanks dear)!
6. Card Games – In most version of blackjack, what is the highest total that the house will hit on? Miss, I don’t gamble.
7. Brands – What brand of natural food products, now owned by Kellogg’s, was first founded in San Diego in 1981 with a cereal that used the tagline “Seven Whole Grains On a Mission?”
8. TV Hosts – Who was the host of the NBC late night show “Last Call” during its run from 2002 to 2019? Nope.
9. Presidents – John Adams was the first and only U.S. president elected as a member of what political party?
10. Languages – During World War II, American engineer Philip Johnston proposed the use of what Native American language as a way of encoding military communications?
Mystery Round – Alternate Jerseys
Missed all of these.
Final Category – 20th Century Writers
“Listen to the Mustn’ts,” “The Dragon of Grindly Grun,” and “Headphone Harold” are works by what writer first published in collections released in 1974, 1981, and 1996 respectively?
That’s it for trivia for now…though I’m not ruling out a possible Saturday virtual game with the “team.” As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Uncle Shelby!