Saturday, August 18, 2012

Atlanta Trivia Championships

Team Trivia is a huge thing in Atlanta. My team was fortunate enough to qualify for the end-of-season championships and even more fortunate to come home with some money for our high placing. For those of you who think you are good at this, try answering these questions without the help of any reference materials.

E-mail me your answers and I'll let you know how you did.

1a) In the movie poster for the Simpson's Movie, the O in Simpson was represented by what object?
1b) What are the last 4 digits of the phone number of Philadelphia City Hall?
1c) What actor was put in the Boxing Hall of Fame as an observer?

2a) Of the top 10 baby girl names in the US according to the Social Security Administration in 2011, which is the only one that is also the name of a US state capital?
2b) What do the following TV characters have in common: Ray Barone, Ted DiMeo, Slap Maxwell, Oscar Madison?
2c) In 2012, 6-year old Lori Ann Madison became the youngest person ever to compete in what annual event?

3a) What 1975 movie had the following title when released in Germany: "Die Ritter der Kokosnuss" which translates to the Knights of the Coconuts?
3b) Who did Priscilla Chan marry in 2012?
3c) Who was the earliest US president who still has 1 or more grandchildren living today?

Halftime: Not counting The Avengers, name the 11 movie franchises with at least $1 billion in US box office receipts.

4a) What famous singer was in the high school choir at Erasmus Hall High School with Barbra Streisand?
4b) Who is the only person in NBA history to have won MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year?
4c) The magazine "Ahoy!" was solely dedicated to the products of what computer maker?

5a) What is the most populous US city named after a US president?
5b) What was the only year in which both a Star Wars movie and a Star Trek movie were released?
5c) Produced by the Ohio Art Company, what toy had its sales dramatically increase in 2012 after Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom mentioned it in a CNN interview?

6a) Who was the only movie critic who won a Pulitzer Prize for writing movie reviews?
6b) You have a SIM card in your cell phone. What does SIM stand for?
6c) According to the US Census Bureau, which day of the year (not counting February 29) had the fewest number of births in the 20th Century?

Final: Name the 10 states with the greatest number of hazardous waste sites. Name the 10 Div 1-A (FBS) colleges that have appeared in the most bowl games. Name the songs that hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in which the first word of the title is a positive integer divisible by 2 (1 was in each of 1955, 1965, 1966, 1976, 1989, 1997 and the 6 numbers total to 176).

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