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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

An Tobar Trivia 6.14.14

Round One
1. What was the occupation of the person who designed the current American flag?
Producer for the Colbert Report

2. During the 1936 Olympics it was discovered that Lichtenstein and Haiti had the same what?

3. There is a patch of lily pads in a lake. The patch doubles in size every day. If it takes 16 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half the lake?

4. Which recently deceased poet said, "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated," and, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them?"

5. According to a new World Health Organization Report, Which of the following countries consumes the most alcohol per capita? (Belarus drinks the most alcohol per capita 17.5 liters)
South Africa
United States

6. If today [June 14] were your birthday, which [western] astrological sign would you be?

7. How many sides are there on a heptagon?

8. The words quixotic ["foolishly impractical in pursuit of ideals], Dulcinea ["mistress or sweetheart"], rosinante [an old, broken-down horse"] all come from a 17th-Century Spanish novel about what character?

9. "Ring around the collar" was an ad for what laundry detergent?

10. Are chimpanzees monkeys or apes?

Round Two
1. After ordering a vodka martini and being asked if he wanted it shaken or stirred, the James Bond portrayed by which actor replied, "Do I look like I give a damn?"

2. In what late-70s and early-80s highly-rated TV show did the coolest character wear leather and the other characters euphemistically tell each other to sit on things?

3. Which of the major gods of the Greek pantheon known as the Twelve Olympians has the same Greek and Roman name?

4. Which U.S. state was named after the mythical island of the Amazons?

5. How many of the Supreme Court's nine justices concurred in the Brown v. Board Education's ruling that separate but equal schools are unconstitutional?

6. What is the most common job in the U.S.?

7. Before he was an academy-award-winning actor, stand-up comedian Eric Bishop changed his name to this because he thought female comedians received preferential treatment?

8. Which medieval saint so identified with the poor that he legendarily gave all his possessions to his bishop then danced away naked down the street?

9. The 2008 Detroit Lions finished 4-0 in NFL preseason. What was their final regular season record?

10. Where would you find the nearest hammer, anvil, and stirrup?

Round Three
1. How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man (According to Bob Dylan)?

2. Phrase Jumble: L-I-E-S-B-U-I-L-T-O-N-C-R-A-P clue: Samantha from Sex in the City had this occupation

3. Which beer began being brewed first, Guinness or Yuengling?

4. Who was considered the "King of Rock 'n Roll," and who was the "prime minister?" (2 pts.)

5. What dinosaur was on the cover of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, and for a bonus, in which geologic period did it live? (2 pts.)

6. When two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather in New York City in 1986, what phrase did they keep repeating?

7. In what year was the original Japanese Godzilla released, and for a bonus, what group performed the Godzilla rock song released in 1977?

TM8. The Frankish King Charles earned what nickname after the Battle of Tours in AD 732?

AI9. What planet did Carl Sagan say is "Hell" in his book, Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective?

TM10. What 1967 #1 Billboard hit rhymed "together" with "weather" in its waning verses?
Bonus Round

1. Horses with exceptionally large hearts such as Secretariat, which hearts enable them to pump more oxidized blood through their bodies and thus make them able to run faster are said to have the "x-factor." Why is this called the x-factor in horses?

2. In the movie The Matrix, what are the blue pill and red pill for respectively?

3. Name the top three greenhouse gases being emitted into the earth's atmosphere?

4. In this year's FIFA World Cup, what four country's soccer teams are in the so-called "Group of Death?"

5. Name the five largest cities in Florida in terms of population.

Sudden Death Overtime
Are the following five famous dead or alive:
1. Hank Aaron 
2. Carol Burnett 
3. Johnny Carson 
4. Larry King
5. Lawrence Welk

Closest to the pin
How many days after the moon landing was the first Manson family murder committed?

Round One

1. Student* *Robert G. Heft, who originally received a B on the project
2. flag
3. 15 days
4.  Maya Angelou (not Ruby Dee)
5. Russia (15.1 Liters)
6. Gemini
7. seven
8. [The Ingenious Gentleman] Don Quixote [of La Mancha]
9.  Whisk
10. apes

Round Two
1. Daniel Craig
2. Happy Days
3. Apollo
4. California (Queen Calafia was the fictional warrior queen of this island written about in Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo's The Adventures of Esplandián)
5.  all 9
6.  retail sales person
7. Jamie Foxx
8.  St. Francis [CSB p. 71]
9.  0-16
10.  your ear (inner ear, from the Latin malleusincus, and stapes)

Round Three
1.  The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind
3. Guinness (1759) [Yuengling (1829)]
4. Elvis Presley; Chuck Berry
5.  Tyrannosaurus Rex; Cretaceous (which was part of the Mesozoic era, which was part of the Phanerozoic eon)
6. "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" ("What's the frequency Kenneth?" is also acceptable.)
7. 1954; Blue Oyster Cult
8. "Martel" or "the Hammer"
9.  Venus
10.  Happy Together

Bonus Round
1. the female X chromosome is responsible for the large hearts found in outstanding racehorses

2. The BLUE PILL would allow Neo to remain in the virtual reality of the Matrix, therefore living the often blissful "illusion of ignorance."
The RED PILL would lead to Neo's leaving the Matrix and living in the real world, thus having to face the sometimes painful "truth of reality."
3. Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O) [the Fluorinated gases (Hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride) combined, rank fourth]
4. United States, Germany, Portugal, Ghana
5. Jacksonville (842,583), Miami (417,650), Tampa (352,957), Orlando (255,483), St. Petersburg (249,688)

Sudden Death Overtime
1. (b. 1934)
2. (b. 1933)
3. (d. 2005)
4. (b. 1933)
5. (d. 1992)
Closest to the pin
7 (Moon Landing: 20 July 1969; Gary Hinman murdered 7 July 1969)

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