A couple of us decided virtually last minute to play a virtual game Tuesday, March 16. We knew that at least one other team that we knew – Sparty On – would be in the mix, so what better way to test our “virtual” smarts?
Turns out it was a pretty challenging set of questions, read on to see how we fared on them:
1. 1990s Films – Mary Clarence, Mary Patrick, Mary Robert, and Mary Lazarus are all characters in what 1992 comedy film?
2. Math Words -What eight-letter word is defined as one of the four regions on the Cartesian plane, as determined by the axes?
3. Women’s History – What document, signed in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention by 68 women and 32 men, outlined the rights that American women should be entitled to as citizens? This was rough…unsure if anyone but hard core history nerds got this one. Miss for us.
4. TV Title Characters – Name one of the two actors who played the title roles on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie.NERD POINT: Name both. We got one, not both.
5. Companies Ash is the last name of the founder and longtime chairperson of what cosmetics company founded in 1963?
6. Europe – Name either country that borders the Eastern European country of Moldova. Prime vampire region of Europe!
7. Sports Teams – What professional sports team from Atlanta is the most recent from the city to have won a championship, doing so in 2018? Professional sports team does not mean “Big Four.” Miss…
8. Music Videos – The music video for Weezer’s song “Buddy Holly” includes footage from what TV show? Stupid me, I mentioned the wrong song that they actually mention in the song. I guess we weren’t going to “make it” in this game after all. Sigh, I can’t throw off my hat triumphantly in the air.
9. Video Games -Brinstar, Frigate Orpheon, and Norfair are stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that are from what video game series that was originally released in arcades in 1986? Mike had a good guess, but nope, miss.
10. Magazines -“Faces in the Crowd,” “Just My Type,” and “The Point After” have all been regular columns in what athletics-focused magazine? Yay we could name a sportsball magazine…
Mystery – Initials to TV Shows Name the TV series that was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series or Drama Series at the 2020 ceremony that has a name with the same initials as the person described in each of the clues.
Give the full name of the TV series, NOT the person’s name or initials!
Example: “Author of The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved,” the answer would be The Mandalorian because Toni Morrison = TM = The Mandalorian
M1. Singer who released the songs “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” and “Soak Up the Sun”
M2. Actress who won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in United States of Tara
M3. Attorney general of Minnesota who became the first Muslim member of Congress in 2007
M4. Actress and model who was murdered by members of the Manson Family in 1969
We could name two of the correct people, but couldn’t connect them to any shows (argh Emmies)! So zero points on that whole stinking mystery round.
We were in sixth going into the final with 40 points – Ravishing Trivia Champions were in first with 54, with Sparty On right behind them with 53 points.
Final Sports SchoolsThere are four Division I universities that have won national championships in football, men’s basketball, and baseball at some point in their histories.Name any one of those four universities.
Note: The NCAA bestows championships in basketball and baseball, and for the purposes of this question, a football championship prior to the establishment of the College Football Playoff is a #1 season-end ranking in either the AP or Coaches Poll.
We made the right guess (I sent a Messenger message to Brad for this answer, he does not have high speed Internet at home and knew this answer), but were too far back to be in the “winners circle.” Oh well, there are other games to play, aren’t there? As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Charles Manson!