Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trivia Tuesday

So last week, I shared our recent adventure of a trivia night gone bad. The consolation though is questions for this week. Your challenge is to answer the ten questions below. Once again, there is no theme whatsoever.

1. On what continent is the city of Timbuktu?

2. Who received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 2008 “for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”?

3. Long before green, what color was closely associated with St. Patrick?

4. What animated series broadcasted a controversial episode (“Trapped in the Closet”) spoofing Scientology, on November 16, 2005?

5. The maxilla is associated with which human body part?
a. Foot b. Jaw c. Knee d. Ankle e. Finger

6. Which Major League baseball team was the first to wear “lucky” green jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day, in 2004?

7. What popular (and very colorful) monthly magazine has its own museum, Explorers Hall, in Washington, D.C.?

8. Which club founded in 1998 by Sue Ellen Cooper for ladies over 50 requires members to wear formal purple outfits to club functions?

9. Diamond, the hardest known substance, and pencil “lead,” one of the softest, are pure forms of what element found in all living things?

10. Which cloth pattern – traditional for bandannas and often on neckties – is named for the Scottish town where it was developed?

As always, please leave your answers in the comments section and don’t use the internet to search for answers. In case you're wondering, we scored 8 out of 10.

I'm not giving the source for these questions since I'm advocating not going to the venue for trivia. (Sorry for the double negative.)

Finally, stop by tomorrow for a very special contest with an actual prize. It's a really, really good prize. I'm being serious.


Brendon said...

1. Asia
2. Kanye West
3. Blue
4. South Park
5. Foot
6. Chicago White Sox
7. Time
8. Kiwanas
9. Carbon
10. Argyle

Nichole Fisher said...

5. Jaw
6. red sox
8. Red Hat Society
9. Paisley

I answered ones that I thought Godard got wrong...but I could be wrong, some are guesses.

Nichole Fisher said...

btw - can I just say that I love trivia tuesday?

Messiah said...

1. Africa
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Orange
4. South Park
5. Finger
6. Red Sox
7. National Geographic
8. Yeah, is it red hat society? Purple hat? Something like that.
9. Carbon
10. Paisley

Sean said...

Nichole - I'm glad you like this. I also enjoy Trivia Tuesday as well as the trivia nights. I'm trying a new place tonight, so I may share my experiences next Tuesday.

Let's go to the answers:

1. Africa - Point for Messiah
2. No one is correct yet. Kanye made me laugh! (I hope that's what you were going for, Godard!)
3. Blue - Point for Hand of Godard.
4. South Park
5. Jaw - Nichole is on the board.
6. Boston Red Sox - I knew Nichole (and Messiah) would know this one.
7. National Geographic - Have you been there Messiah?

8. Red Hat Society - Point for Nichole & Messiah.
9. Carbon - Gold stars for Hand of Godard & Messiah
10. Paisley. We also answered Argyle, so we're thinking alike Godard.

We're still looking for #2. Messiah - I'm giving you a big hint here that you should really know this one. You have said this singer's name countless times over the past 18 years or so.

Brendon said...

I was serious about Kanye. The man is a lyrical genius! (Someone needs to invent a sarcasm font)

You should probably question your life's direction if we are thinking alike, sorry.

I'll give a second, more serious guess for number 2: Paul McCartney?

Messiah said...

Ach! I figured Dylan was too easy! And probably had any Pulitzer mentions a decade or more ago.

Where are you going for tonight? Hope it's better than that other place.