We missed questions about cable TV and the Met Gala in one of our recent virtual trivia games. Forgive us, my satin gown I was having made for the event wasn’t quite ready and the shoes I wanted to wear were on back order! So rather than show up in my Adidas shorts and tank top, I decided it was best to stay home. Good thing, too – who would want to end up on the worst dressed list for the Met Gala? In fact, I think that was what the visual mystery round was about! We’ll forgive ourselves for not being knowledgeable about this category!
It was a typical Wednesday night virtual trivia game with us being in eighth place going into the final despite missing only three total points. Yeah, that’s how tight these scores can be in the Wednesday games! The final category of “literary awards” scared us too much to wager on it, but since we were in eighth place anyway, there wasn’t much of a chance of us advancing – even if we had wagered and gotten it correct.
Here were our questions:
1 U.S. History The 1969 Stonewall riots between police and LGBTQ+ protesters took place at a location in which New York City borough?
2 Board Games What board game has used the tagline “The classic game of sweet revenge”?
3 Companies What Japanese company’s name translates roughly to “three diamonds” in English, which also describes its logo?
4 Presidents Who was the first U.S. president whose religious affiliation was Roman Catholic?
Got all of these first round questions correct.
Mystery Round One – Double “P” The answer to each clue is a word that includes a double “P.”
M1. Greek letter between iota and lambda
M2. German word for a look-alike
M3. Barbie’s kid sister
M4. Element with the atomic number 29
Got all of these correct.
5 Actresses What actress has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice—for playing Sophie Zawistowski in a 1982 film and Margaret Thatcher in a 2011 film?
6 Borders Name one of the two states that make up the eastern border of Colorado.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Thank goodness my trivia pardner used to live in one of these states (and his memories of living in that state are not that great). Just ask him what a dead buffalo smells like sometime (he will change the story a little bit every time he does it)! But it almost always starts out like, “You take an old shag carpet, and leave it out in the rain…”
7 Sports According to track and field rules, a photo finish is decided by who crossed the finish line first with which part of their body—head, chest, hand, or foot? Mike actually knew this one, too. Guess he paid more attention to this when watching it on TV than I did!
8 Cable TV What Showtime series that aired from 2011-2020 is based on an Israeli TV series titled Prisoners of War and focuses on a CIA case officer named Carrie Mathison? Yup – our only miss so far and it’s the last question.
Mystery Round Two – Met Gala
Name the celebrity based on the image taken at the Met Gala in 2022.
Missed #2 and #4.
We were in eighth place out of 13 teams playing with 50 points going into the final. We wagered zero on the final category of “literary awards.”
As of 2021, the National Book Awards, which have been awarded annually since 1950, are presented by the National Book Foundation in five different categories.
Name three of those five categories.
And nope, nothing changed. Oh well, maybe my gown will be ready in time for next year’s Met Gala! Only it will probably be hopefully out of fashion by then! Go Pods, and stay classy, Shawn Mendes (whomever you are)!