Trivial Pursuits

It was cruel and unusual to only list the answers to these trivial questions here, but here they are:

Trivia Face Off Sample Questions • What team was defeated to bring Denver its first major sports championship? Florida Panthers • Alex Trebek provided the voice of “Alan Quebec,” a game-show host, for a story on what popular animated children’s show? Rugrats • Name the largest cities in the U.S. by population that were founded in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chicago, Las Vegas • What record, previously held by Daryle Lamonica, Joe Namath, Joe Montana and David Woodley, did Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins break in Super Bowl XIX, in just his second NFL season? Youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl • From what move is the line “She took me below deck for 45 minutes. I have no bodily fluids left in me”? Wedding Crashers • Name the three states bordering Colorado that are home to nuclear power plants. Arizona, Nebraska, Kansas • Finish the title of the Bob Dylan song from which a famous heavy-metal band took its name: “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and...” Judas Priest

Buzzwordz Sample Questions • Name the presidential dogs of Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Checkers, Millie, Buddy • What is the only U.S. state with four consecutive consonants in its name? New Hampshire • Besides Frankenberry and Count Chocula, name two of the three other cereals in the “Monster Series.” Boo Berry, Yummy Mummy and Fruit Bite • In baseball, who is known as Mr. October? Who is known as Mr. November? Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter • In Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer,” what kind of bumpersticker is on the back of the Cadillac? In Atari’s 2003 remake, what kind of bumpersticker is it? Dead Head (Grateful Dead), Black Flag • On Apollo 11, what was the first word spoken from the moon? Who was the second man to walk on the moon? Houston, Buzz Aldrin • On Sesame Street, the magician’s name is the Amazing Mumford. What are his trademark magic words? “A-la peanut butter sandwiches” • In the film Airplane, besides smoking, McCroskey picked the wrong week to quit what three things? Drinking, glue sniffing and amphetamines

Geeks Who Drink Sample Questions • Johnny Cash recorded two albums live at prisons. One was Folsom; what was the other? San Quentin • “Big Baby Jesus” and “Dirt McGirt” were both aliases for what hip-hop artist? Ol’ Dirty Bastard • Apart from the great Richard Dawson, name the four men who have also hosted the American version of Family Feud. Ray Combs, Louis Anderson, Richard Karn, John O’Hurley • On the periodic table, W is the symbol for which element? Tungsten • The Holy Grail of baseball cards is the 1909 card of a famous Pittsburgh Pirate, worth over $1,000,000. Name the player. Honus Wagner • In which cities are Target, Procter & Gamble and Ben & Jerry’s headquartered? Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Burlington, Vermont • Who played Luke Brower in the final season of Growing Pains? Leonardo DiCaprio. • Name the three tallest fourteeners in Colorado. Mount Elbert, Mount Massive and Mount Harvard • What was the first Steven Segal film to not have three words in the title? Under Siege

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