Bacchus trivia, June 18, 2019

Click each question to reveal the correct answer.

Round 1

  1. What U.S. state has the most Waffle House franchise locations (in absolute number, not per capita)?
    Georgia (439 total, about one per 24,000 residents)
  2. What is the equivalent term for “astronaut” or “cosmonaut” used for Chinese space voyagers?
  3. What film features the fictional New York Knights pro sports franchise?
    The Natural
  4. What is the street address of the official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
    10 Downing Street
  5. What brand of cigarettes was advertised on television by characters from The Flintstones in the early 1960s?
  6. What five-star U.S. Army general, played by Karl Malden in a 1970 film, became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1949?
    Omar Bradley (played by Malden in Patton)

Round 2

  1. To the nearest inch, how many inches are in one meter?
    39 (39.37)
  2. By what common nickname was the Native American Party known, which ran candidates for the Presidency in 1852 and 1856?
    Know Nothing Party
  3. What is the name of the giant sequoia in California which is the largest living tree on Earth?
    General Sherman
  4. What baseball player was portrayed on film in back-to-back years by D.B. Sweeney and Ray Liotta?
    “Shoeless” Joe Jackson (by Sweeney in Eight Men Out and Liotta in Field of Dreams)
  5. In heraldic nomenclature, a “mullet” refers to what type of design element in a coat of arms or flag?
  6. December 31, 1995 was the last day that what previously-widespread product was legally sold in the United States?
    Leaded gasoline

Round 3

Name the person or place to which each nickname below refers.



Political/historical figures

Other people

Round 4

  1. What is the Spanish-language term for soap opera-style programs aired in Latin America?
  2. What was the name of the shipping company that owned and operated the RMS Titanic?
    White Star Line (officially the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company)
  3. Name either of the two U.S. Secretaries of State to have been born in Europe.
    • Henry Kissinger (born in Germany)
    • Madeleine Albright (born in Czechoslovakia)
  4. A prescription with the notation “SL” indicates that the medication is to be taken how?
    Under the tongue (“sub lingua”)
  5. In 1994, who became the first musical artist to have a song reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. before signing a record label contract?
    Lisa Loeb “Stay (I Missed You)”, included on the Reality Bites soundtrack
  6. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union, what will become the largest EU member (by population) that does not use the euro as its currency?
    Poland (approximately 38 million people)

Round 5

  1. What character, appearing in three of Shakespeare’s plays, did Orson Welles call “Shakespeare’s greatest creation”?
    Sir John Falstaff
  2. According to Jewish dietary law, all insects are non-kosher except for a few species of what type of insect?
  3. What country is referred to, in its own official language, as “Suomi”?
  4. The Simpsons episode “Marge Versus the Monorail” parodies elements of what Broadway musical?
    The Music Man
  5. What performer became the first to complete an EGOT posthumously with wins at the Emmy Awards in September 1993 and the Grammy Awards in March 1994?
    Audrey Hepburn
  6. What number is painted on the hood and doors of Herbie the Love Bug?

Final question (Category: Food)

What seaside destination gives its name to a style of hot dogs popular in Detroit and elsewhere in southern Michigan?
Coney Island