Here were the questions from a recent virtual pub trivia game:
1 Word Games – In the web-based word game Wordle, what is the maximum number of guesses the solver can make for each day’s word?
2 Research – The center for spacecraft research and development with a name abbreviated JPL is funded by NASA and run by the California Institute of Technology. What do any two of the three letters in “JPL” stand for?
3 Europe – Known for its beaches, the Algarve is a region in the southernmost part of what European country?
4 Poets – In 2020, poet Louise Glück became the most recent person from the United States to earn what honor?
Mystery One –
Name the two words that are combined to create each given portmanteau.
M4. Bit (computing)
5 Movie Characters – What legendary leader has been played on film by Charlie Hunnam, Sean Connery, and Graham Chapman, among others?
6 Coaches – Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera won a Super Bowl during his playing career as a linebacker for which team from 1984-1992?
7 A music clip was played for this question…
8 Legal Terms – What word that refers to an order frequently issued in legal proceedings comes from a Latin phrase meaning “under penalty”?
Mystery Two –
Give the first and last names of the people described by the following clues, all of whom have initials made up of the letters “Y,” “M,” “C,” and “A.”
M1. Entrepreneur and 2020 U.S. presidential hopeful who also ran for mayor of New York City in 2021
M2. Actress known for playing the characters Veronica Corningstone and Kelly Bundy
M3. Majority owner of the Dallas Mavericks since 2000
M4. Second Pakistani person to win a Nobel Peace Prize
Final Category – Book Titles
The first three books in the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson, published in 2005, 2006, and 2007, have titles that collectively include four six-letter words.
Name three of those four words.