It was the night before the day when my husband and I would go in for our second COVID vaccine doses, so we figured lying low at home was the way to go – and also it was raining! So…trivia then? All righty! Well, “all righty” does NOT describe how we did on the questions! Though wagering zero on the final question DID put us in first (woot)!
1. Purchases – From what country did the United States purchase Alaska in 1867?
2. TV Settings – What city is the primary setting a series of TV dramas partially Fire, P.D., Med, and Justice? Miss.
3. Coaches – Within one, in what year did Tony Dungy’s and Lovie Smith’s teams face each other in the Super Bowl, simultaneously becoming the first Black head coaches to appear in the championship game? Strangely, we got this one correct and we know nothing about coaches – unless it’s which coach liked to throw chairs during games! 🙂
4. Money – What is the common nickname for the gold Canadian one-dollar coin introduced in 1987?
5. World Capitals – N’Djamena is the capital of which African country, which borders six other countries, including Libya, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic? This is TOO funny – it’s been forever since I’ve taken a quiz on Sporcle’s site – and before the game, I just happened to take a quiz about Africa facts – and missed a question that involved countries with capitals beginning with N (though I did know Nairobi). So missing this put this in the forefront of my brain and we got it (dumb luck)!
NERD POINT: Name either of the official languages of this country.
Nope, we missed the bonus…
6. Movie Music – The 2020 Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga features main characters from what country?
Sounds like many other teams missed this (as well as ours).
7. Celestial Bodies – The diameter of Earth is approximately how many times larger than that of the Moon?
2 times larger
4 times larger
6 times larger
8 times larger
Got this (thanks Mike)!
8. Duets – What singer partnered with David Bowie on a 1985 hit cover version of “Dancing in the Street”?
9. Literary Quotes – What word completes the following quote from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden?
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet _”
10. Companies – What technology company’s products include Root Cyclone vacuum cleaners, the Airblade hand dryer, and the Air Multiplier bladeless fan?
Mystery – Current Events
Answer the following questions about events that have recently taken place.
M1 – Last Sunday, who became the second woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for her work on the film Nomadland?
M2 – Last Saturday, a missing submarine from what country’s Navy was found approximately 60 miles away from one of the nation’s thousands of islands?
M3 – Which U.S. state will be the only one to add multiple congressional districts following the release of U.S. census apportionment data on Tuesday?
M4 – On Wednesday, Michael Collins died, 52 years after his most famous trip to what destination?
Not too bad – we were tied for first with one other team with 57 points going into the final.
Final Category – Popular TV (I drew a sad face and wrote “Noooo!” in my notes as a reaction to this).
Other than weekly football airings, there are five unscripted TV series that are in the fifteen top-rated series of the 2019-2020 season, which ended in May 2020, based on viewership in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
Name two of those five series, which were followed in the rankings by The Voice and American Idol.
Held onto our lead and came in first (we wagered zero).
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Frances McDormand (sometimes she is the correct answer)!