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Sunday, October 12, 2014

An Tobar September 2014 An Tobar Pub Quiz

An Tobar Trivia 9.14.14

Here are the questions from last month. If you read and think about them, the underlying theme was nostalgia. Nostalgia comes from the greek word nostos--"return home" and the Old English word genesan--"to survive." I don't live in the past, but I know the past was real. So my thoughts usually drift that direction rather than into the unknown future. I like to think this nature of mine makes me a better writer and trivia host. I feel both the pain and joys of the past, and if you want some fiction to more fully flesh out that feeling for yourself, let me recommend Mad Men Season 1, Episode 13, "The Wheel," (aka the Carousel) starting at the 35 minute mark. For science-fact to round it out fully, watch Episode 4 of the new Cosmos, "A Sky Full of Ghosts."
Round One
1. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

2. Connect these words: nudity, lobotomy, assault

3. What NCAA Division-I football team has won the most games in Ireland?

4. According to Adam Rogers' book Proof: The Science of Booze, which of the following is a real cause of hangovers?
blood-sugar levels
mixing drinks

5. Which one of the following did not receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor:
George Carlin
Richard Pryor
Robin Williams
Steve Martin

6. Who was taller: The late Richard Kiel or Shaquille O'Neal (remember Mr. Kiel from James Bond movies but I remember him from his role as Samson in Burt Reynolds' version of The Longest Yard),?

7. According to Lauren Bacall in the movie To Have and Have Not, how do you whistle? Looking for a phrase here.

8. Who was officially designated as permanent guest host of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show from 1983–1986?

9. Where have more cases of Ebola been reported, West Africa or East Africa?

10. Which month's issue is traditionally the longest issue of Vogue magazine?

Round Two
1. A man originally born by the name Chaim Witz, recently said that rock and roll is finally dead. Who the hell is Chaim Witz?

2. What institution is known as "the nation's attic"?

3. What was the first state university in the US?

4. Robin Williams quoted its title character saying this in a Marlon Brando voice, which Shakespeare play contained the following line: "Is this a dagger which I see before me"?

5. Which player holds the major-league baseball record for most extra-base hits in a career?

6. "Shiver me timbers, " or "Shiver my timbers" was most famously popularized by the pirate Long John Silver in what 1883 book by Robert Louis Stevenson?

7. Now variously called sitting cross-leggedtailor-fashion, or criss-cross applesauce, this used to be called sitting how? (hint: the last word is a clue)

8. What do herpetologists study? Name the two taxonomic classes. (2 pts)

9. Movie Quote: What 1987 movie contained the following line: " Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."?

10. According to a 1969 commercial by Anita Bryant, A breakfast without orange juice is like a day without what?

Harry Potter Back-to-school
1. The thestrals are only visible to people who have seen what?

2. From what train station platform number did the Hogwart's train leave?

3. What was the name of the train station where you would board the Hogwart's Express?

4. What was the occasion for first Neville and then Hermione meeting Harry and Ron on the train in the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

5. Who was the original owner of the sorting hat?

Round Three
1. What extremely dense celestial object is believed to be formed from a collapsed star?

2. Word Jumble: A-L-O-N-G-S-A-T-I hint: homesick

3. After portraying a prominent historical figure being tortured and crucified in a 2004 film, what actor resurfaces in a 2014 film as a Catholic high-school football coach who has won 151 games in a row?

4. What did ISIS do to 8 moderates in Syria on June 28, 2014?

5. In which month is Patriot Day and in which month is Patriots' Day? (two points)

6. In what year was the Panama Canal completed, and for a bonus a billionaire from what nation is planning to start building a canal through Nicaragua in December of this present year? (2 pts)

7. Which Old Testament or Hebrew prophet cursed 42 children so that they were mauled by bears after the children teased him for being bald, Elijah or Elisha?

Scotland8. Having been taken by King Edward I in 1296 and subsequently called by the British "The Coronation Stone," what "Stone of Destiny" was returned to Scotland in 1996 where it now resides in Edinburgh castle? [Hint and disclaimer: According to legend, and Wikipedia, It is also known as Jacob's Pillow Stone, or the Tanist Stone but these will not be accepted.]

Simpsons9. Down from "two-alarm chili. Two-and-a-half, tops" in Simpsons Season 8, What did Ned Flanders say his "no alarm chili" tasted like near the end of Season 25?

70s disaster movies10. What 1974 disaster film starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, and many others became one of the original attractions at Orlando's Universal Studios when that opened in 1990?

Bonus Round
1. According to The Guinness Book of World Records, what is the highest-rated TV show of all time (based on aggregate critical reviews, not shear number of viewers)? [Hint: It's not The Wire.]

2. What are the top-two highest grossing documentaries of all-time?

3. Which song hit number 2 when Sam Moore and Dave Prater sang it in 1967, and also made it to the top-20 when the Blues' Brothers covered it in 1979? And for the second and third point, what was the name of the guitarist told to "play it" in the 1979 version, who also played in the 1967 version? (one point for first name, another for last)? (3 pts)

4. With over ten thousand rushing yards after just 7 seasons in the NFL, Minnesota Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson had amassed the fifth highest total in that time span in NFL history. Name the four RBs who rushed for more than Adrian Petersons' 10,115 yards after only their seventh season.

5. Name five of the original eight 1903 Binney and Smith Crayola crayon colors.

Sudden-death overtime
Are the following people dead or alive?
Fidel Castro
Jane Goodall
William "the refrigerator" Perry
Muhammad Ali
Margot Adler

Round One Answers
1. Jolting Joe has left and gone away, Hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey
2. frontal
3. Notre Dame (1996, 2012) (Boston College and Pittsburgh won in 1988 and 1999; Penn State won in 2014)
4. inflammation
5. Robin Williams
6. Richard Kiel by a half-inch at 7'1½"
7. Put your lips together and blow
8. Joan Rivers
9. West Africa
10. September

Round Two Answers
1. Gene Simmons
2. The Smithsonian Institution
3. Georgia
4. Macbeth
5. Hank Aaron (1477; Bonds 1440; Musial 1377; Ruth 1356; Mays 1325; Alex Rodriguez 1203)
6. Treasure Island
7. Indian style
8. Amphibia (amphibians) and Reptilia (reptiles)
9. The Princess Bride
10. sunshine

Harry Potter Answers
1. people who have seen death
2. 9 ¾
3. London's King's Cross Station
4. Neville lost his toad (I accepted frog or toad)
5. Godric Gryffindor
Round Three Answers
1. a black hole
3. Jim Caviezel (When the Game Stands Tall)
4. Crucified them
5. September; April
6. 1914; China
7. Elisha (2 Kings 2:23-24)
8. The Stone of Scone (/ˈskuːn/; Scotch Gaelic: Scuin)
9. The spoon
10. Earthquake

Bonus Round Answers
1. Breaking Bad
2. Fahrenheit 911 and March of the Penguins
3. Soul Man; Steve; Cropper
4. Eric Dickerson (11,226), LaDainian Tomlinson (10,650), Barry Sanders (10,173), Emmit Smith (10,160)
5. Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Violet (Purple), Yellow

Sudden Death Overtime Answers
1. (b. 1921)
2. (b. 1934)
3. (b. 1962)
4. (b. 1942)
5. (d. 2014)

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