July 29, 2014

Click each question to reveal the correct answer.

Round 1

  1. A Bellini cocktail is flavored with what fruit?
    Peach
  2. Who is the only U.S. President to have been born in New York City?
    Theodore Roosevelt (28 East 20th Street in Manhattan)
  3. Which of the five Great Lakes is the smallest in area?
    Lake Ontario
  4. What was the name of the van driven by the crime-solving teens in Scooby-Doo?
    The Mystery Machine
  5. The first McDonald’s location in Europe opened in what country?
    The Netherlands
  6. The Hollywood Walk of Fame awards stars in what five categories?
    • Movies
    • Television
    • Music/audio
    • Radio
    • Theater/live performance
Bonus: Who is the only person to be awarded a star in all five of the Hollywood Walk of Fame categories?
Gene Autry

Round 2

  1. What is the name of Selma Bouvier’s pet iguana on The Simpsons?
    Jub-Jub
  2. What does the acronym “HTTP” stand for?
    Hypertext transfer protocol
  3. In musical notation, a semiquaver is also known by what fractional name?
    Sixteenth note
  4. What two types of precious gems are made up of a crystalline form of aluminum oxide?
    • Ruby
    • Sapphire
  5. What are the only two U.S. state capitals which border a neighboring state?
    • Trenton, NJ
    • Carson City, NV
  6. The most distinctive ingredient in the Aviation cocktail is a liqueur with what floral flavoring?
    Violet

Round 3

Name the primary ingredient of each dish listed; name two ingredients for dishes indicated with (×2). Note: answers may be repeated.

  1. Baba ghannouj (Middle East)
    Eggplant
  2. Black pudding (British Isles)
    Blood
  3. Borscht (Eastern Europe)
    Beets
  4. Colcannon (Ireland) (×2)
    Potatoes; kale
  5. Gravlax (Scandinavia)
    Salmon
  6. Hasenpfeffer (Germany)
    Rabbit
  7. Hoppin’ John (Southern U.S.) (×2)
    Black-eyed peas; rice
  8. Johnny cakes (New England)
    Corn
  9. Kapusta (Poland)
    Cabbage
  10. Kheer (India)
    Rice
  11. Kitfo (Ethiopia)
    Beef
  12. Masoor dal (India)
    Red lentils
  13. Merguez (Northern Africa)
    Lamb
  14. Moon cake (China)
    Bean paste
  15. Nattō (Japan)
    Soybeans
  16. Ropa vieja (Cuba)
    Beef
  17. Rösti (Switzerland)
    Potatoes
  18. Shish taouk (Middle East)
    Chicken
  19. Shoo-fly pie (Southern U.S.)
    Molasses
  20. Som tam (Thailand)
    Papaya
  21. Spanakopita (Greece)
    Spinach
  22. Tamagoyaki (Japan)
    Egg
  23. Tarte tatin (France)
    Apples
  24. Vichysoisse (France) (×2)
    Potatoes; leeks
  25. Welsh rarebit (British Isles) (×2)
    Cheese; bread

Round 4

  1. For what is Avery Island, Louisiana most well-known?
    Production of Tabasco sauce
  2. Beethoven originally dedicated his Heroic Symphony to whom?
    Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. Introduced in 1956, the Zenith Space Command was the first consumer version of what device?
    Wireless TV remote control
  4. In 1989, what duo won the first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance?
    DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
  5. Where in the human body is the hyoid bone located?
    The neck
  6. What is the common name of the mathematical symbol known as an obelus?
    Division sign

Round 5

  1. John Philip Sousa was commissioned in 1889 to write a march for what American newspaper?
    The Washington Post
  2. Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is a surgical procedure nicknamed after what former Major League Baseball pitcher?
    Tommy John
  3. In the movie Demolition Man, what is the only chain restaurant left in the world in 2032, after the Franchise Wars?
    Taco Bell
  4. What was the only U.S. state with fewer people in 2010 than in 2000?
    Michigan
  5. Whose autobiography was titled Long Walk to Freedom?
    Nelson Mandela
  6. A person suffering from anosmia is unable to do what?
    Smell

Final question (Category: Drinks)

In the 1730s, Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a choral work satirizing the newly-acquired taste in Germany for what drink?
Coffee (informally known as the Coffee Cantata)