We decided to play one last virtual trivia game before heading out for a weekend trip – which was last weekend – but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to actually catch up with the game recaps! It is what it is…
Here were our questions, from an always rousing Friday night virtual game with host “Epic,” aka John Donaldson…
1 NICKNAMES – Which U.S. state is nicknamed “The Last Frontier” and uses the motto “North to the Future?”
2 MUSTACHES – What style of mustache named after a Spanish surrealist artist consists of narrow, long points bent or curved steeply upward and often requires artificial aids to sculpt?
3 PLAYOFFS – Who has played in the most NBA playoff games, with 266, placing him ahead of Derek Fisher and Tim Duncan? Miss.
4 ECONOMICS – According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, what nine-letter word refers to “a significant decline in economic activity… lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales?”
STATE YOUR NAME – Give the first and last names of the people or characters described in each of the following clues, all of whom have names that include a U.S. state.
1. Three-time Super Bowl MVP
2. Esther Rolle’s character on Maude and Good Times
3. Actor who won an Academy Award for playing Detective Alonzo Harris
4. Pen name of the playwright known for the 1955 play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Got all of these correct.
5 1990s MUSIC – Name either song by Sophie B. Hawkins that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Got one, not both…missed the nerd point.
6 NETFLIX – Claire Foy in seasons one and two and Olivia Colman in seasons three and four have portrayed Queen Elizabeth II on what Netflix series that premiered in 2016? Enough of my Facebook friends have posted about this so I knew this without having to go to the trouble of watching it. I love it when these things happen in trivia games!
7 ACTORS – What actor plays the title character in the 2006 film Superman Returns?
8 SCIENCE! – What word that is the measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow comes from Latin meaning “sticky?”
Mystery Two – Visual
Missed #1 and #3.
We were in sixth place with 47 points going into the final.
Final category – Kings
From 1574 to 1792, the reigning kings of France used only what two names?
Got it, didn’t change the standings.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Lex Luthor!