Quizmasters Lee and Marc get together for their favorite trivia questions of the week and discuss the transition of moving their pub trivia quizzes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marc defines the elements he takes into consideration when considering information to include in particular questions.
Categories for the quiz include History, Etymology, U.S. Geography, Alt-Rock History, Pop Culture, Movie Musicals, Retro Video Games, U.S. Geography, Vocabulary, Alternative Movie Titles, Physics, 80’s Music, Food, Drinks and more!
- HISTORY – In what year did the Bay of Pigs invasion take place?
- ETYMOLOGY – What term for a financial windfall stems from a variation of Poker popular in the mid-to-late 19th century?
- U.S. GEOGRAPHY – What is the closest U.S. state to Africa?
- ALT-ROCK HISTORY – What 90’s Alternative Funk Rock band was originally called Trucking Company, and grew out of a side project of Blue’s Travelers John Popper?
- POP CULTURE – What was the name of one of the deadliest marksmen in U.S. history who was profiled in the movie Sniper?
- MOVIE MUSICALS – Who plays the Madam Miss Mona in a 1982 musical film alongside actors Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLouise and which follows the story of a revived-bordello named “The Chicken Ranch”?
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- “Small interesting nugget on the star trek question in the most recent podcast: in Futurama’s episode “the Problem with Pobblers”, the crew lands on a planet in search of food. Leela gets a reading from the thing on her wrist saying that it is a “Type ‘M’ planet, so there should at least be some roddenberries”. I got the question immediately because the episode just happened to be on before me switching over to podcasts. Great episode as always, stay safe and facetime your loved ones!” – Team Captain Aaron
- RETRO VIDEO GAMES – What are the names of the four characters introduced in 1993’s Street Fighter II: The New Challengers?
- U.S. GEOGRAPHY – What are the names of the two tunnels that connect New York to New Jersey under the Hudson River?
- VOCABULARY – ‘Uxoricide’ is the killing of one’s what?
- U.S. HISTORY – Which U.S. president and former Governor of Cuba and The Phillippines left office in 1913 after losing re-election stating, “I’m glad to be going–this is the lonesomest place in the world.”
- ALTERNATE MOVIE TITLES – Mr. Cat Poop was the Chinese Translation of the title of what James Brooks directed movie?
- PHYSICS – What is the term for the antimatter equivalent of the electron?
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- 80’s MUSIC – Rick Allen single-handedly kept the beat for what 80’s rock band? – submitted by Ben
- FOOD – Believe it or not, this was the world’s first synthetic food? – submitted by Ben
- MOVIES – Richard Attenborough played Kris Kringle in what famous movie?
- DRINKS – Named after an ancient civilization, what yellow soda is the best selling soda drink of Peru?
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