It was just another rainy Saturday night at our house and since we didn’t feel like going out…then why not do a virtual trivia game? In an interesting twist (well, “interesting” if you’re interested in foibles involving competitive trivia), we wound up finishing in second place after wagering full points on the final and getting it wrong. Only the one team ahead of us managed to get the final question correct about artists. Maybe one day Paul Klee will be the correct answer for a question about art!
Moving on to the other game questions:
Round One –
1 Twins – What is the common name for non dizygotic or non identical twins?
2 Magazines – What magazine that first launched in 1944 has the highest U.S. circulation of any magazine with a number in its title? I used to subscribe to this magazine when I was a teen, and took the opportunity to reminisce about similar magazines I used to read and subscribe to, including Sassy. When I mentioned to my husband that the magazine was “controversial,” he asked why…so I said – “Because they had an article about how to have sex.” Yup! But I didn’t need a silly teen magazine to teach me that – I had tent mates at Girl Scout camp in 1982 – and Dr. Ruth to teach me that! 🙂
3 NHL Teams – Name one of the three NHL franchises, all in the Eastern Conference, that have not made the playoffs for each of the last five seasons or more, as of 2022. We actually thought about one of the teams that was correct, but didn’t put it in as our answer (d’oh)!
4 Video Games – What playable character in the Mortal Kombat video game series has the ability to freeze opponents in place by throwing an ice ball? Thankfully Mike had a good guess for this that was correct.
Identify the movie franchise based on the names of two of its sequels.
1. Reloaded and Revolutions
2. Rise of the Machines and Salvation
3. Texas Blood Money and The Hangman’s Daughter
4. Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon
Missed #3 (we thought Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a good guess).
5 Music Terms – In music, the term adagio indicates that a piece should be played in what manner? I love it when my husband asks me how I know answers. For this one? “I was in band, honey!”
6 Rivers – The Ottawa River flows into the St. Lawrence River just west of what major Canadian city?
7 SNL – Name one of the two performers who played a Chippendales dancer in a notable skit during an episode of Saturday Night Live in October 1990.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Funny, my notifications in FB tell me that about two years ago or so I posted about missing seeing David Spade and one of the other actors we needed for this question together in movies. Anyone else? Tommy Boy? Black Sheep?
8 Desserts – Despite its name, the ginger ale and vanilla ice cream beverage known as a Boston cooler originated in what city? A Michigan gal isn’t going to miss a question like this!
Mystery Two –
Each clue will describe two words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. Name those words. (Only write the answer once)
For example: If given “If Donald or Daffy fly by, make sure you lower your head,” the answer would be “duck.”
M1. He stood up from his seat to give his wife a thorny red flower
M2. She thought it was disgusting that her friend had eaten twelve dozen hot dogs
M3. Clayton Kershaw poured himself a beer from the container
M4. When your server gives you the bill, make sure you inspect it
We got all of these correct. We were in second going into the final question category about:
20th Century Artists
In 1933, what artist began work on a piece titled Man at the Crossroads at Rockefeller Center, although it was never finished and was plastered over following controversy?
Missed this, as did every team behind us. Stayed in second.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Chris Farley! And Sub Zero in The Running Man!