In case you couldn’t make it to my Beers and Cheers holiday Trivia Night at Ventnor Sports Cafe, here’s a little taste of what you missed.
Round 1 was all about classic Christmas movies. Now, normally, Round 1 is stuffed with “easy” questions. But I’d like to think I cranked it up a notch or two for this special occasion. For one, these are “classic” Christmas movies. Ones you’ve seen a hundred times. So there’s already not a lot that you don’t know about them. Secondly, I ran the risk of people actually studying up for this quiz. So I dialed it up just a bit.
Feel free to use these at your family gathering, or just shame you cocky uncle about how little he knows about Christmas movies.
You may not know this but Halloween trivia night is the best trivia night of the year. Team costumes, candy, bargain-bin horror movie DVD prizes, and the potential for themes is endless (vampires, “boo!”, monsters, movies, candy etc).
This year the themes are still under wraps (mummy pun?). But I can tell you that this year’s quiz at Ventnor Sports Cafe will be extra special because the pretty girls from Devil’s Backbone brewery will be there handing out beer and swag. Yes, FREE BEER.
In the mean time, take a shot at my ‘Simpsons Triviahouse of Horrors’ I made back in 2010 at the very first Halloween trivia night. Just name the work of pop-culture that the Simpsons are playing off of. The answers are somewhere… out there! Tweet me if you’re desperate.
A holiday can’t go by without me exploiting some trivia questions out of it. So here it is, your Valentine’s Day Trivia Quiz. Answers are below a dozen roses.
This isn’t your mother’s Mardi Gras trivia. In true SayKNOWtoTrivia fashion, where I go through a fairly roundabout way of asking questions about a certain theme, your Mardi Gras quiz for 2013 is all about beads.
Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution — but from annihilation.
And if you think I stole that from Bill Pullman’s speech in Independence Day, you are absolutely correct. So to celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 trivia questions about the one and only, America.
- (Literature) What David McCullough book was released in the United Kingdom with the subtitle America and Britain at War?
- (Music) What composer’s works include “Semper Fidelis“, the official march of the United States Marine Corps, and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” the National March of the United States of America?
- (History) Amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the bombardment of which fort by the British Royal Navy in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812?
- (Movies) According to the film Team America: World Police, freedom isn’t free, how much does it cost?
- (US History) What island did Peter Minuit buy in 1626 for the equivalent of $24?
- (Name that State) What is the 4th largest state by area in the United States?
- (Sports) What eventual loser of Super Bowl VII did President Richard Nixon promise he’d cheer for after head coach George Allen visited the White House?
- (Scandelicious) What president was associated with the Ohio Gang, a corrupt group of politicians and industry leaders, most famous for their involvement in the Teapot Dome Scandal?
- (Famous Tourist Traps) What general and future president was victorious at the Battle of New Orleans and is still honored with his own statue and square in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
- (Politics) The Mugwumps were Republican political activists who bolted from the Republican Party by supporting what Democratic candidate because they rejected the financial corruption associated with Republican candidate James G. Blaine.
- (Famous Lasts) Following the death of Zachary Taylor, who was the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of the president?
- (Movies) What film sees Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper riding their motorcycles eastward from Los Angeles in a quest for freedom and an attempt to reach New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras?
- (History) Officially known as the Century 21 Exposition, what US city hosted the 1962 World’s Fair, whose major theme to show that “the United States was not really ‘behind’ the Soviet Union” in the realms of science and space?
- (Movies) What musician played Will Smith’s best friend and fellow fighter pilot Jimmy Wilder in the film Independence Day?
- (Presidents) What two presidents died on July 4th, 1826?
(1776)(John Philip Sousa)(Fort McHenry)(Buck ‘O Five)(Manhattan)(Montana) (Washington Redskins)(Warren G. Harding)(Andrew Jackson)(Grover Cleveland)(Millard Fillmore)(Easy Rider) (Seattle, Washington)(Harry Connick Jr.)(Thomas Jefferson John Adams)
For more America trivia, look at my post from last year.
RUSH is a Canadian prog-rock power trio. Since their self-titled debut
RUSH in 1975, the unit of Alex Leifson (face-melter), Neil Peart (unstoppable fire-breathing precussional force) and Geddy Lee (vocals, keys, hair) have released 24 gold records. This ranks 3rd behind some clowns you may have heard of called The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Still, they have yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bureaucratic nonsense.
So to honor the best thing to come out of Canada since insulin, here are 5 trivia questions about 5 different RUSH songs. Answers are below The Professor.
1. What RUSH song told the story of a not-so-distant future where traditional motorized vehicles are outlawed?
2. Which RUSH song was the last to be longer than 10 minutes?
3. Which RUSH song gets its name from the Toronto International airport code?
4. Split into two parts on two different albums, the title of what RUSH song took its name from an actual black hole, and when Parts 1 and 2 are combined, it is their longest song at 28:33.
5. What female singer provided the backup vocals for the 1987 Rush song “Time Stand Still”?
Want the answers? Here’s a good place to start. Or shout out on Twitter.
Happy Canada Day! Only 100 years away from Canada Day 2112.
It’s Father’s Day tomorrow. Why not challenge your dad in a name-that-movie-dad quiz?! Just name the movies based on these big poppas. (if you their actual names, tell me in the comments). Winner gets a gift card to Applebee’s. Good luck! Answers can be found in Part I of SayKnowtoTrivia’s Father’s Day trivia.