Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Trivia Tuesday: Highway Edition

Welcome to Tuesday. Before we begin, I wanted to let you know that you could be reading the blog of a millionaire. I played the MegaMillions yesterday, so I expect to win the $244 million jackpot tonight. In case you're wondering, I think that I'll continue to blog as a millionaire. If Mark Cuban can do it, I can too!

Let's get to this week's quiz. Your challenge today is to identify the namesakes of the following highways:

1. English explorer who visited what is now New York in the 17th century honored with a parkway in Manhattan.

2. Astronaut honored with a stretch of Interstate 480 in Ohio.

3. U.S. President honored with a stretch of Interstate 196 in Michigan.

4. Spanish name for the mother of the Virgin Mary honored with a stretch of Interstate 5 in California.

5. Boston Red Sox player honored with a stretch of Route 9 and a tunnel in MA.

6. English Queen consort honored with a highway connected Niagara Falls, Ontario to Toronto.

7. Oklahoma-born humorist honored as the namesake of Route 66.

8. Georgia may have been on his mind, but U.S. Highway 90 through Greenville, Florida is named after this singer.

9. 13th century Italian cardinal whose Spanish name refers to U.S. Highway 101 in the Los Angeles area (and an America song).

10. Brooklyn Dodgers player honored with a parkway in Brooklyn and Queens.

As always please leave your answers in the comments section below and do not use the internet for assistance. Good luck!

This quiz is courtesy of the fine folks at Stump Trivia.


Nichole Fisher said...

2. Buzz Aldrin?
3. Ford
5. Ted Williams
7. Will Rogers
8. Ray Charles

Unknown said...

1. Henry Hudson
2. Buzz Aldrin
3. Gerald Ford
4. Our Lady of Guadalupe
5. Ted Williams
6. Prince Albert
7. Will Rogers
8. Ray Charles
9. Cardinal Mario and his brother Luigi
10. Jackie Robinson

Messiah said...

1) Henry Hudson
2) John Glenn
3) Gerald Ford
4) Santa Ana? (Santa Anita?)
5) Ted Williams
6) Andrew?
7) Will Rogers
8) Ray Charles
9) San Jose?
10) Jackie Robinson

Sean said...

Answer time:

1. Hudson - Ngewo & Messiah are correct.
2. Glenn - Point for Messiah.
3. Ford - Nichole is on the board.
4. Santa Ana. We actually wrote Santa Anita. As soon as they gave the answer, I remembered that Santa Anita is a racetrack in Southern CA.
5. Ted Williams - Circle gets the square.
6. No one got this correct yet, so I won't answer this now.
7. Will Rogers - Points for everyone.
8. Ray Charles - You are all on a roll.
9. And you are all off the roll.
10. Jackie Robinson - Messiah & Ngewo are correct.

So we're missing #6 & #9. Anyone else want to guess?