Shark Week 2014 kicked off last night. So if you’re in the bar trivia biz like me, you’ve a got an easy decision to make on this week’s theme.
I already have a pretty sizable database of shark-themed trivia questions from the past few years but I wanted to push myself to come up with at least 5 new ones.
Since I’m off this week, I was able to ask these questions last week. I can tell you that zero teams got that last totally-guessable ‘Sharknado’ question right…
When I realized it was Pi Day today (3.14), I thought to myself: “Didn’t that already happen a few month ago? Cuz I totally remember making some pie trivia relatively recently.”
Turns out I did in fact make some pie trivia a few months ago, but it was in honor of that night’s 9:30 Club concert ticket giveaway to the Pietasters.
There are three main routes you can take for your Pub Trivia team name:
1) Your tried and true team name that you use week in and week out
2) An overtly sexual pun
3) Capitalizing on a recent news event
We had a rowdy crowd for Trivia Night at Ventnor Sports Cafe’s yesterday. I’d like to take all the credit, but certain sporting events were the likely cause. The Labatt rep handing out free beer and t-shirts certainly helped too.
Rounds 2 and 4 were dedicated to the lazy clown-babies that shut down the government. I managed to squeeze in one politics question but the rest are pretty pop-culture-driven.
As promised, I crafted some brand new shark-themed trivia questions for my second annual Shark Week Trivia Night at Ventnor Sports Cafe.
I managed to squeeze in three round’s worth of questions, all with varying levels of actual sharkness.
Another year, another Shark Week.
That means that you can bet your ominous dorsal fin that I’ll be asking some Shark-related trivia at Ventnor Sports Cafe team trivia night tomorrow.
And instead of putting this year’s quiz through the recyclotron, I decided to write up some entirely new questions for you guys!
To pay homage to Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, I put together a few shark-related questions to open up Round 1 of Trivia last night at Ventnor Sports Cafe. Couldn’t make it? Here’s what you missed:
- (Animal Kingdom) Derived from the Greek word for “Skull”, a cephalofoil, is said to help which type of shark in prey manipulation, maneuverability and sensory reception?
- (DC Trivia) Every year during Shark Week, the Discovery Channel building “dresses up” as a giant shark. Which DC-metro area city in Maryland is home to this giant shark building?
- (Name Game) What golfer is nicknamed “The Shark” and even hosts his official website at shark.com
- (Movies) What super-villain made a “simple request” for “sharks with frikin’ laser beams attached to their heads”?
- (Music) The song “Pool Shark” by this band contains the lyric “One day i’m gonna lose the war” in reference to the lead singer’s battle with heroin addiction (he later died of a heroin overdose).
BONUS ‘Jaws’ mini-quiz!
- Boat actor 1
- Boat actor 2
- Boat actor 3
- Name the town
- Name the boat
- Name the author (of the book, that the movie was based on)
- Jaws was an attraction at this amusement park
- (SPOILER ALERT!) How did the shark die?
- Was nominated for Best Picture in 1976, lost to what movie?
(Hammerhead Shark)(Silver Spring, MD)(Greg Norman)(Dr. Evil)(Sublime)
Jaws mini-quiz Answers
(Roy Scheider)(Robert Shaw)(Richard Dreyfuss)(Steven Spielberg)(Amity Island)(The Orca)(Peter Benchley)(Universal Studios)(exploding SCUBA tank)(One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)