We didn’t get asked about the two real-life people mentioned by name in the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy For the Devil,” but us knowing one of those names helped us out a little in a recent virtual trivia “outing!” Or should I say “inning,” since we did trivia “in” doors and “in” our pajamas? Really, is there any better way to be quizzed about stuff than while in your comfy clothes?
Maybe someday we’ll venture out for a “real” game that requires we put on “outside world pants.” But only maybe!
Our virtual game was served up by the Ohio-based host Abbey B. The stats tell us we finished first in this game, though it was probably only because the teams ahead of weren’t registered league teams. Technicality…
Here were our questions:
Round One –
1. (Lottery) Name either of the lottery games that have produced winning jackpots of more than $1.5 billion in the United States.
NERD POINT: Name both. Got both.
2. (Food & Drink) What is the term for food and drink that is fit to be consumed according to the standards of traditional Jewish law?
3. (Companies) According to the Forbes Global 2000 rankings for 2022, what is the largest Japanese company by market value? Lucky guess…
4. (Grammar) Quickly, sweetly, and quietly are all examples of what part of speech?
Mystery Round 1: L.A. County Songs
Name the song with a title that includes a city in Los Angeles County, California, based on the lyrics, artist, and year of release.
M1. “Look at all those movie stars, they’re all so beautiful and clean” (Weezer – 2005)
M2. “The security is maximum and that’s a law, R-E-N spells Ren but I’m raw” (N.W.A. – 1988)
M3. “Crash and burn, all the stars explode tonight” (Hole – 1998)
M4. “Well, she’s gonna get a ticket now sooner or later, ’cause she can’t keep her foot off the accelerator” (Jan and Dean – 1964)
Got all of these.
Round Two –
5. (Mascots) What Big Ten Conference university has a costumed mascot named Brutus? People living in my state tend to prefer Brutus’ natural enemy, who happens to be a wolverine.
6. (Mysteries) A woman named Anna Anderson, who lived from 1896-1984, was one of many women who claimed to be what grand duchess, who died in 1918 but was the subject of many rumors that she had survived? No, she didn’t….
7. (Movie Songs) What song from The Rocky Horror Picture Show instructs listeners how to perform a dance, beginning with a jump to the left and a step to the right, and ending with a pelvic thrust? Mike my trivia pardner was all over this one, even though he can’t stand this movie. I guess he was exposed to it a lot in college? There’s a time and place for everything, and it’s called “college!”
8 Presidents – Did not get this question down…sorry.
Mystery Two – Name Origins
We were in first with 51 points going into the final. Hey, maybe we WERE really in first! Well, tied with another team. Go figure!
In American Sign Language, there are two letters whose signing requires wrist or finger movement in addition to finger placement. Name those two letters, both of which are consonants.
I had to dig way back into my brain for this one – when I was a kid, I had an uncle who was a cop in the Flint Police Department in Flint, MI. He taught me the lettered ASL alphabet. We had to go through most of the alphabet to land on the right letters, but got it…
We missed the following tiebreaker question, so we technically didn’t win. Oh well…
Tie: Actress Kate Walsh and politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were both born on October 13, how many years apart?
Would have been helpful knowing who Kate Walsh was! Oops…
We’ll be doing trivia battle again tonight. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, the Little Old Lady from Pasadena!