Yup, just an ordinary Monday night – my husband and I decided we’d stay in and do a virtual trivia game. Nothing else really to report! Read on to see the questions…
1. Catchphrases – What is the longtime two-word catchphrase of the Kool-Aid Man? Mike had been watching a documentary about Randy Savage the previous evening, so he was talking about this a bit, then we had an OMG moment when we realized that Randy Savage and the Kool Aid Man had the SAME CATCHPHRASE! Mike said, “Come to think of it, they’ve never been in the same room together.” Hmmm!
2. Villains – Didn’t copy down this question (sorry), but the answer was Jafar.
3. Peaches – Cultivated peaches are divided into two classifications, depending on whether the flesh of the fruit sticks to the pit or not. Name either of those classifications.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Clearly we needed a horticulturalist or produce manager to help us out here, miss.
4. Singers – What singer, who has been a judge on American Idol, won his first Grammy Award for his work on the When Harry Met Sally… soundtrack? Usually we bomb questions about American Idol, but this one had an ’80s movie tie-in, woot!
5. Islands Although it belongs to France, the island of Corsica is closest to the mainland of what other country? And this commenced discussions of the Cheech and Chong movie The Corsican Brothers…
6. Olympians American athlete Claressa Shields won Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016 in what sport? We guessed gymnastics, which is drastically different from the sport she won the medal for. Miss.
7. TV Titles – What NBC show that originally aired from 1959 to 1973 has a title that means “sudden prosperity” or “a large amount of something valuable”? Definitely a “Yay, we’re old!” question! Then I got all excited and said “Ooh, there’s Michael Landon” when they showed a picture of the cast.
8. Souvenirs – The Bonanza Gift Shop, billed as the “World’s Largest Gift Shop” with over 40,000 square feet of shopping space, is located in what U.S. city? Made right guess here – I said, “Only a city like this would have a shop so huge and tacky.” Seriously, I would totally work in a store like this – I wonder if they have those huge oversized novelty pencils that souvenir shops used to have? I’ve always thought it would be a hoot to give one to a trivia teammate during a game when they ask for a writing instrument!
9. Rock and Roll – In 2001, musicians John Deacon, Brian May, and Roger Taylor were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside what bandmate? The word “alongside” misled us – as we took it too literally (I knew one of these band members died in 1991). So we put the guy who took over this guy’s job, even though he didn’t take over the job until later. Miss. For big (champions we are not)!
10. Authors – What author wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death in 1963?
Mystery – Element Words
An observation, element mystery rounds have been making the rounds lately (and we’ve been doing well on them)!
For example, if given “Boy – 3 elements,” you would answer “Boron, Oxygen, and Yttrium,” because those three elements have the necessary symbols (B, O, and Y) to spell “Boy.”
M1 – China – 4 elements
M2 – Fear – 2 elements
M3 – False – 3 elements
M4 – Cow – 2 elements
Don’t recall what place we were in, but we had 53 points going into the final.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, in addition to the title characters, four characters die during the play. Name two of those four characters.
Only got one of these correct (one who died very early in the play). What a tragedy!
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Randy Savage (and the Kool-Aid Man)!