Trivia Recap – Game # 728 – October 28, 2022 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

Why has no one made a sci-fi film about the Gateway Arch being a portal to another dimension? Or if it has been done – and someone has watched this movie – please tell me what it was called?

Did we have a question about the famous landmark – which to me is just an unfinished symbol for McDonald’s (JK)? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out!

We played a Friday night virtual session with the Boston area host who uses the stage name “Epic.” We flubbed the final question about Alaska cities, and we were in the middle of the herd going into the final question with 46 points.

Here were the questions:

Round One –

1 Jeans – What manufacturer of jeans and other workwear, formerly known as Hudson Overall Company, now has a name that could also refer to a person in charge of horses or livestock? It’s also a way to make your occupation sound more exciting and “Hollywood!” Teacher? You’re a child wrangler! Stock person? You’re a merchandise wrangler! Journalist? You’re a “word wrangler!”

2 Games – A game known by various names, including punch buggy or slug bug, and usually played during car rides, most prominently involves a vehicle made by what company?

3 Cereal – According to its packaging, Multi Grain Cheerios is made with five whole grains, which include oats, millet, rice, and two others. Name one of the other two grains.
NERD POINT: Name both.

Miss and miss for us. One of these was so foul tasting – imho – that when I bought cereal made from it about 10 years ago or so, even the birds I had spread it out for outside didn’t want to eat it!

4 Movie Animals –  In the Meet the Parents film series, Jinx is what kind of animal? Gawd, I couldn’t watch these movies again. As much as I’m a huge fan of Robert DeNiro, I just can’t handle that level of “cringe!”

Mystery One – 

But first, a pic of the wrong actress we put down as our answer for one of the questions:

Answer the questions about notable things that took place on this day in history (10/28).

1. On this day in 1967, what actress who won an Academy Award for her work in a 2000 film was born in Smyrna, Georgia?

2. On this day in 1704, what British philosopher and physician known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’ who shares his name with a character on the TV series Lost passed away?

3. On this day in 2007, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first directly elected female president of what South American nation?

4. On this day in 1965, what 630-foot-tall monument located in the Midwestern U.S. designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen was completed?

Missed #1, picked an actress who’d won the award a few years later – but we did think of the right woman after we put in our answer!

Round Two –

5 GRAMMAR – What 12-letter word is defined as the process of creating a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the sound that it describes? Both of us former spelling bee champs actually spelled this correctly, too! We made up a similar sounding word a few years ago that refers to words that sound like the act of vomiting – especially if the things causing the sounds can also induce vomiting if consumed in large quantities – like “Blatz,” “Grolsch,” “Coors” etc…

6 This was an audio clue.

7 Anthems – What Central American country adopted its national anthem, titled “Land of the Free,” with lyrics in English, in 1981 upon gaining its independence?

8 Halloween – Halloween falls on a Monday this year. In what year will Halloween next occur on a Friday?

Mystery Round Two –

Same First Name – Give the first name that is shared by each person in the given clue.

1. Arizona Cardinals player who is second in NFL history in career receptions AND Boston Celtics great nicknamed “The Hick from French Lick”

2. Actress who gained fame on the Disney show Lizzie McGuire AND actress who won Best Actress Oscars for Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby

3. Longtime co-anchor of 20/20 alongside Barbara Walters AND actor who spent eight seasons playing Dr. Gregory House on TV

4. Record holder for most consecutive wins on the game show Jeopardy! AND Japanese actor who earned an Oscar nomination for The Last Samurai

We were in eighth with 46 points going into the final.

Final Category U.S. Cities –

What Alaska city, the most populous in the state with a two-word name, is located outside of Fairbanks, although it shares its name with a geographic location around 1,700 miles away?


As always, Happy Halloween, Go Pods, and stay classy, Julia Roberts!

One thought on “Trivia Recap – Game # 728 – October 28, 2022 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

  1. round one
    wrangler, volkswagen, sorghum/corn; cat
    round two – onamatopoeia, walk hard, belize, did not write down
    mystery one -julia roberts, john locke, argentina, gateway arch
    mystery two – larry, hillary, hugh, ken
    final – north pole

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