June 23, 2015

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Round 1

  1. What was the name of the ship on which Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands?
    HMS Beagle
  2. What reality TV program was the top-rated show of the year according to the Nielsen ratings for a record eight straight years?
    American Idol (2003–04 through 2010–11)
  3. What is the most common county name in the United States, shared by 31 states?
    Washington County
  4. Introduced in 1967, Gablinger’s was the first commercial example of what type of beverage?
    Light beer
  5. What San Francisco book store associated with the Beat poetry movement shares its name with a 1931 Charlie Chaplin film?
    City Lights
  6. Distributed for free in the early 2000’s by Radio Shack, the CueCat was a computer accessory designed to do what?
    Scan bar codes

Round 2

  1. What orange-flavored liqueur is named after a Dutch Caribbean island just off the coast of Venezuela?
    Curaçao
  2. Name either of the two musical acts whose music videos were included on the Windows 95 install CD.
    Weezer (Buddy Holly); Edie Brickell (Good Times)
  3. What was the last name of Dave the astronaut in 2001: A Space Odyssey?
    Bowman
  4. The Onion began publication in 1988 in what U.S. state capital?
    Madison, Wisconsin
  5. For five points each, who are the only two Presidents of the United States to have been sworn into office by a former President?
    • Calvin Coolidge
    • Herbert Hoover
    (by William H. Taft, in 1925 and 1929 respectively)
  6. What brand name in the food industry was meant to sound like it came from the Danish language, although it is in fact totally meaningless?
    Häagen-Dazs

Round 3

Fill in the names of the American Film Institute’s top ten male and female movie stars of all time from their “100 Years — 100 Stars” list, published in 1999. The initials of each actor and actress are provided.

Actors

  1. HB
    Humphrey Bogart
  2. CG
    Cary Grant
  3. JS
    James Stewart
  4. MB
    Marlon Brando
  5. FA
    Fred Astaire
  6. HF
    Henry Fonda
  7. CG
    Clark Gable
  8. JC
    James Cagney
  9. ST
    Spencer Tracy
  10. CC
    Charlie Chaplin

Actresses

  1. KH
    Katharine Hepburn
  2. BD
    Bette Davis
  3. AH
    Audrey Hepburn
  4. IB
    Ingrid Bergman
  5. GG
    Greta Garbo
  6. MM
    Marilyn Monroe
  7. ET
    Elizabeth Taylor
  8. JG
    Judy Garland
  9. MD
    Marlene Dietrich
  10. JC
    Joan Crawford
Bonus: Who are the only two winners of the Best Actor Academy Award to share the same last name?
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

Round 4

  1. The avocado gets its name from an indigenous Central American word for what body part?
    Testicle
  2. How many players form each side in a game of cricket?
    11
  3. The USS Pueblo, although still a commissioned US naval vessel, has been held captive since 1968 by what country?
    North Korea
  4. What is the only U.S. state with an official state flavor?
    Vermont (the flavor, of course, is maple)
  5. What type of cooking oil made from rapeseed plants has a name that was originally a trademark in the 1970s but is now a generic term?
    Canola oil
  6. For three points each, what five letters have never been used for subway lines in New York City?
    • I
    • O
    • P
    • U
    • Y

Round 5

  1. Where on the human body would you find the sclera?
    The eye
  2. What product is made by a cordwainer?
    Shoes
  3. What now-defunct company owned the naming rights for the Houston Astros’ ballpark when it opened in April 2000?
    Enron
  4. What cookie, first produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1891, was named for another Boston-area city?
    Fig Newton
  5. The New York State Thruway system is officially named after whom?
    Governor Thomas E. Dewey
  6. Waco, Texas is the home of a museum devoted to what beverage?
    Dr Pepper

Final question (Category: Television)

Art Clokey is most well-known for creating what television character in 1953?
Gumby