November 4, 2014

Click each question to reveal the correct answer.

Round 1

  1. How many muses are there in Greek mythology?
    Nine
  2. What are the two lowest-priced properties on the Monopoly board, at $60 each?
    • Mediterranean Avenue
    • Baltic Avenue
  3. What home furnishing can be protected from dirt and wear by an antimacassar?
    Chair (or sofa, couch, etc.)
  4. What 2011 movie was the first ever to sweep every category in the Razzies, awarded to the worst films and performances of the year?
    Jack and Jill
  5. What two singers are tied for the career record of the most weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Top 100 charts?
    • Elvis Presley
    • Mariah Carey
    (79 weeks each)
  6. Name the three companies to have held the number one spot on the Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies, ranked by gross revenue, since it began in 1955.
    • General Motors
    • ExxonMobil
    • Wal-Mart

Round 2

  1. On The Simpsons, what is Sideshow Bob’s last name?
    Terwilliger
  2. What vegetable did Mark Twain refer to in one of his books as “cabbage with a college education”?
    Cauliflower
  3. In French cuisine, what are the three main ingredients of béchamel sauce?
    • Butter
    • Flour
    • Milk
  4. What four U.S. states have no sales tax?
    • Delaware
    • Montana
    • New Hampshire
    • Oregon
  5. What actor’s first credited movie role was the unnamed “Freak #1” in the 1974 film Death Wish?
    Jeff Goldblum
  6. In ice hockey, a player who achieves a “Gordie Howe hat trick” has done what three things in one game?
    • Scored a goal
    • Recorded an assist
    • Gotten in a fight

Round 3

Name the cities and states or countries served by the airports named after each of the people below.

  1. Louis Armstrong
    New Orleans, LA
  2. David Ben-Gurion
    Tel Aviv, Israel
  3. John Bergstrom
    Austin, TX
  4. George Bush
    Houston, TX
  5. Leonardo da Vinci
    Rome, Italy
  6. John Dulles
    Washington, DC
  7. Indira Gandhi
    Delhi, India
  8. Václav Havel
    Prague, Czech Republic
  9. Bob Hope
    Burbank, CA (Los Angeles also acceptable)
  10. Antonio Jobim
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  11. Benito Juárez
    Mexico City, Mexico
  12. Franz Liszt
    Budapest, Hungary
  13. Edward Logan
    Boston, MA
  14. Thurgood Marshall
    Baltimore, MD
  15. Pat McCarran
    Las Vegas, NV
  16. Norman Mineta
    San Jose, CA
  17. Lester Pearson
    Toronto, Ontario
  18. Ted Stevens
    Anchorage, AK
  19. Pierre Trudeau
    Montreal, Quebec
  20. Will Rogers
    Oklahoma City, OK
Bonus: Which of the airports above had the most passenger traffic in 2013?
McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas, NV)

Round 4

  1. Who is the only graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to become President of the United States?
    Jimmy Carter
  2. What British pop band formed in 1978 got its name from a government registration form for unemployment benefits?
    UB40
  3. What does the acronym “URL” stand for?
    Uniform Resource Locator
  4. What four cities have hosted the Summer Olympics more than once?
    • Athens (3 times)
    • London (3 times)
    • Los Angeles (2 times)
    • Paris (2 times)
  5. What is the current official name of the Chicago skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower?
    Willis Tower
  6. What animated character, created in 1949, was an alumnus of Rutgers University, class of 1928?
    Mr. Magoo

Round 5

  1. In 1914, the last known member of what animal species died in the Cincinnati Zoo?
    Passenger pigeon
  2. The Society of Jesus is a Catholic order more commonly known by what name?
    Jesuits
  3. Felix Mendelssohn wrote an overture and incidental music for stage productions of which Shakespearean play?
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  4. Prince Rupert’s drops are made up of what material?
    Glass
  5. First made in 1891, Liederkranz cheese is an American re-creation of what type of European cheese?
    Limburger
  6. What is the only U.S. state whose flag has a green background?
    Washington

Final question (Category: Songs)

What is the only song to win the Grammy for Best Disco Recording, an award that existed for only one year?
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor