Trivia Recap – Game # 718 – September 13, 2022 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

We were stymied by a question involving standardized tests, an NBA mystery round and to top it all off, a really rough final question. Who knew that there were two “Sin Cities?” Apparently not us!

Not the greatest round of questions for us in a recent virtual trivia game, with us being in second to last going into the final and keeping that streak of horribleness alive after the final question, too! Mama said there’d be trivia games like these, didn’t she?

Here were our questions:

Round One –

1 Countries – Name one of the three countries in Europe with short-form English names beginning AND ending with “A.”

NERD POINT: Name two of three.

Almost went with one that we thought was both Europe and Asia, thankfully my husband talked me out of such silliness. Got this for the points and bonus.

2 Appetizers – What is the Italian word for squid, which is often seen on appetizer menus? Seriously, if a trivia team with a cephalopod tie-in misses this, they need to hang up their tentacles and give up trivia for good! No, we did not miss this.

3 Tests – Excluding the optional essay portion, what is the current highest possible score on the SAT? Miss. It’s been so long since the one person playing on this night took this test, well, we just forgot. Although my husband said he did very well on this test.

4 Soundtracks – This was an audio question, had to name which soundtrack featured the song “Disco Inferno.” If you miss this one, you fail at pop culture! Go home!

Mystery One –

Name the four Eastern Conference teams that have won the NBA championship since 2010.

Only got one of these correct.

Round Two –

5 TV Jobs – On what TV series that originally aired from 1988-1998 is the title character an investigative journalist and anchor for the newsmagazine FYI?

6 Classic Novels – A Black woman named Janie Crawford is the protagonist of what 1937 novel by Zora Neale Hurston that is considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance? FB clue.

7 Science – Did not get this question down. It was about the amino acid that supposedly makes you sleepy after eating turkey, even if that science has been proven false.

8 Slogans – In the 1990s, what specific soft drink used the slogan “You Got the Right One, Baby, Uh Huh?”

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 “M,” “A,” “V,” “I,” or “S.”

1. Journalist who hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from 2002-2013

2. Actor who portrayed Caesar via performance capture in the 2010s Planet of the Apes franchise reboot

3. Actress and singer who was introduced as “Adele Dazeem” by John Travolta during the 2014 Academy Awards

4. Broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1950 until his retirement in 2016

Missed #1.

The 16th-most populous city in New Mexico, which was formerly a major stop on the Santa Fe Trail and one of the largest cities in the American Southwest, shares its name with what major city roughly 550 miles to its west?

Only one team got this correct (it wasn’t our team).

As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Candace Bergen!

One thought on “Trivia Recap – Game # 718 – September 13, 2022 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

  1. round one
    andorra/albania/austria; calamari, 1600, saturday night fever
    round two
    murphy brown, their eyes were watching god, tryptophan, diet pepsi
    mystery one
    heat, cavaliers, raptors, bucks
    mystery two
    meredith viereira, andy serkis, idina menzel, vin scully
    final – las vegas

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