Trivia Questions 03jun02, People's Pub
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Q. What local high school did Jimi Hendrix go to and drop out of?
A. Garfield High School
Q. When Chief Seattle converted to Christianity, what was his Christian first name?
A. Noah
Q. In April, 1971, Bob MacDonald and Jim Youngren, two realtors with Henry Broderick, Inc., paid $160 to rent a billboard near Sea-Tac Airport and displayed the following message: "Will the last person leaving Seattle _____________?"
A. please turn out the lights
Q. In 1969, for one season, Seattle was home to an American League baseball team. They played at Sick's Seattle Stadium. In the Spring of 1970, beset by finaincial problems the American League voted to move the franchise to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where it became the Milwaukee Brewers.
A. The Seattle Pilots
Q. The Kalakala is a ferry that sailed between Seattle and Bremerton. It had a low, art-deco profile and a gleaming aluminum hull. Its nicknames included "Silver Slug," "Silver Beetle," "Silver Bullet" and "Galloping Ghost." What was it called?
A. The Kalakala
Q. What is the significance of the phrase Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Protest
A. acronym mnemonic for all the street names in downtown south to north
Q. What is the name of the period in which dinosaurs began to walk the earth?
A. Triassic Period
Q. Approximately how big is the largest tooth in the mouth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex? As long as the tallest player in the NBA, a human leg, a human arm, a human hand
A. human hand
Q. In 1822, Mary Ann Mantell of Sussex, England became the first person in history to discover a dinosaur fossil, earlier discoveries were identified as giant men, dragons, and other such large, dead things. However, her husband, Dr. Gideon Mantell noticed that the bone looked alot like modern day lizards. What was the name of this dinosaur?
A. iguanadon
Q. About 300 million years ago, scientists think the continents had formed a single mass, named from the Greek for "all the Earth" what was it called?
A. Pangaea
Q. For many years it was believed that this dinosaur which had a walnut-sized brain in its head also had a second brain in its tail that was responsible for "hindquarters" thinking.
A. Stegosaurus
Q. On a long shot, cane you name the Pokemon character that has a brain in its tail?
A. Girafarig/Kirinriki, a psygiraffe
Q. In 1958, ______ blue was changed to midnight blue in the Crayola box in response to teacher recommendations that children could no longer relate to the history of what country?
A. Prussia
Q. In 1987, Mr. Potato teamed with C Everett Coop and became the offical "spokespud" for what health concern?
A. the Great American Smokeout, he got rid of his pipe.
Q. in In May of 1966 Johnny Carson introduced this game to North America on "The Tonight Show" andplayed it on the Tonight Show with Eva Gabor, tremendously accelerating its popularity making it the top gmae for he next three years.
A. twister
Q. 1914 these toys were designed by Charles Pajeau, a professional tombstone cutter, after watching children playing with sewing spools and pencils.
A. tinkertoys
Q. Winnie the Pooh is actually named after two real animals, one was the the mascot for the Winnipeg regiment of the Canadian army and what was the other?
A. a swan named Pooh
Q. This toys name means "come, come" in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines where a version of the toy was used as a weapon for 400 years
A. yo-yo
Q. Birthday, in 1925, of this famous actor, born Bernard Schwartz, he hasnowspent time focussing on painting and uses all colors except the color brown. He is also involvedin theater, presently doing a remake of a movie he made almost 45 years ago.
A. Tony Curtis.
Q. on this day in 1968 - Pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and seriously wounded by Valerie Solanis. Solanis had a manifesto of her own entitled the SCUM Manifesto. What did SCUM stand for?
A. the society for cutting up men.
Q. The first date of this band's first United States concert tour was hosted by "The Hollywood Palace" on ABC-TV. The show was emceed by Dean Martin. One critic describe them as "dirtier and streakier and more disheveled than The Beatles."
A. Rolling Stones
Q. in 1937 The wedding day of this former king to this American divorcee "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of King, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love." Name her and name him
A. Wallis Warfield Simpson and Kind Edward VIII
Q. On this day in 1800 President _______ settles in the new capital and in November he moved into the White House.
A. President John Adams
Q. On this day in 1965 Major Edward H. White II spent 20 minutes assuring his place in world history by doing what?
A. first american spacewalker
Q. birthday in 1929 of this man called "godfather of reality TV" He didn't just introduce humiliation to daytime TV. "The Dating Game" and its 1966 companion, "The Newlywed Game," were among the first shows to acknowledge that people actually have sex. He also hosted his own show later in his career, who was he?
A. Chuck Barris
Q. birthday in 1950 of this woman who played Leather Tuscadero, the tough-talking, leather-wearing musician that won Fonzie's heart. She was also a musician in her own right. Who was she?
A. Suzie Quatro.
Q. top of the charts 1965 Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro/Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw/Had two big horns and a wooly jaw.
A. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
Q. top of the charts 1981 Heard it from a friend who/Heard it from a friend who/Heard it from another you been messin' around
A. take it on the run, REO Speedwagon
Q. After this hit TV show debuted in 1959, the host -- who thought he had invitend the show's title -- was informed that Air Force pilots used the phrase to describe "a moment when a plane is coming down on approach and it cannot see the horizon."
A. the twilight zone
Q. Other names for this thing are: crumb box, brain wagon, bazoo wagon, strawberry patch, and loose cage
A. caboose
Q. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous", what are they?
A. tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, hazardous
Q. A three letter, one-syllable word that becomes a three syllable word by adding one letter to the end of it:
A. The word "are" has three letters and one syllable - "Area" has three syllables.
Q. in 1804, Congress passed the 12th amendment, which guaranteed that Presidents and Vice Presidents ran as a "ticket" how did we get vice-presidents before that?
A. they were the runners-up in the presidential elections
Q. Who were the only two vice president to resign?
A. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, who resigned in 1832- Calhoun was dissatisfied as vice president, and when of the South Carolina Senate seats became vacant, Calhoun resigned so that he could return to the Senate. Spiro Agnew was the only other vice president to resign. Agnew quit in 1974 because he was about to be convicted of felonious tax evasion
Q. Which person served two terms as vice president and also was elected to two terms as president?
A. Only Richard Nixon has accomplished this feat
Q. There are five living former vice presidents--who are they?
A. Al Gore, Dan Quayle, George Bush, Walter Mondale, and Gerald Ford.
Q. Who was the first vice president to live in the vice president's official mansion?
A. Walter Mondale. The residence was made available to nelson Rockefeller in 1974, but the billionaire vice president's Washington -home was much nicer and he decided to stay there. Before 1974 many vice presidents stayed in hotel rooms for the duration of their term.
Q. Who was the first vice president to assume the presidency because of the death of the president?
A. John Tyler, who was on his knees playing marbles with a group of boys when he was informed that William Henry Harrison had died just one month into his term.
Q. The only person to ever win an acting Oscar posthumously is famous for the line "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore."
A. british actor Peter Finch
Q. What is the shortest role/performance that won a best actor/actress award?
A. Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor in 1991 for less than 16 minutes of screen time as Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs
Q. What are the ten largest cities in Washignton state:
A. 1. Seattle (563,374) Spokane (195,629) Tacoma (193,556) Vancouver (143,560) Bellevue (109,569) Everett (91,488)Federal Way (83,259)Kent (79,524)Yakima (71,845) Bellingham (67,171)
Q. Name Hitchcock's one word movie titles.
A. Blackmail, Murder! Sabotage Rebecca Suspicion Saboteur Lifeboat Spellbound Notorious Rope Vertigo Psycho Marnie Topaz Frenzy
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