My husband and I played a “virtual” trivia game a couple of days ago. Here are the questions that were presented to us:
2. 2020 Movies – No Time To Die will be the 25th film installment involving what character?
2. Olympics Athletes – In 1984, what Olympian became the first woman to appear on the front of a box of Wheaties?
3. Mythology – In Greek mythology, Icarus had a pair of wings that were constructed from feathers and what other substance?
4. Actresses – What actress won four Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing?”
5. The Moon – The first crewed lunar landing touched down on the moon in a region known as the Sea of (Blank)?
6. Company Names – What company was founded by siblings Herman, Hillel and Henry Hassenfeld in 1923? Miss, we put 4-H.
7. Schools – In what U.S. state is the Tuskegee Institute? Nerd bonus, who founded this school?
8. Top Tens – “Never Surrender” is one of two two top 10 hits in the U.S. by Corey Hart. Name the other song.
9. Languages – Walloon is a language that is almost exclusively spoken in areas of France and what neighboring country? Miss, though we did pick a country that neighbors France.
10. Authors – What author has written several novels set in the fictional Ford County, Mississippi? Miss, picked a different author who wrote about the South.
Mystery – This Day in History
Answers the question about events that took place on this day in history (July 30):
M1 – On this day in 1976, Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, won the gold in what event at the summer Olympics in Montreal, setting a world record in the process?
M2 – On this day in 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law establishing what as the United States’ official motto?
M3 – On this day in 1975, who disappeared from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, MI?
M4 – On this day in 1912, what emperor of Japan passed away after more than 40 hours in power?
We missed #1 (put the more vague guess of “track and field”), and missed #4 (could only name one Japanese emperor – not the correct one).
This put us in about the middle of the herd in terms of points. And then we get “Super Bowl” as the final category. Uh….we wagered a “strategic” 11 points, though our wager didn’t wind up being a strategic wager!
Final Category – Super Bowls
There are two players who have scored a rushing touchdown in four separate Super Bowls, both of whom are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Name one of those two players, who won only two of their nine combined Super Bowl appearances.
We’ll be doing another “virtual” game tonight, this time the theme will be ’80s music. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Joe Namath (my incorrect guess for the Super Bowls answer).