Trivia Tuesday – February 23

Submit your answers by Monday, March 1, to be entered into a raffle. Check back the following Tuesday for the answers and a new set of trivia questions.

Answers to February 16 Trivia

1. Which famous explorer was killed in Hawaii on the fourteenth of February, 1779?

Charles Darwin
Captain Cook
Francis Drake
John Cabot

2. What solar body did Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discover on the eighteenth of February, 1930?

Saturn
Pluto
Uranus
Callistro

3. Whose Manifesto was published on the twenty-first of February, 1848?

Mao Tse-Tung
Adolph Hitler
Karl Marx
Benito Mussolini

4. Which vaccination was first given to school children on the twenty-third of February, 1954?

Scarlet Fever
Small Pox
Polio
Measles

5. Which Olympian made history by becoming the first person to win five individual medals in February, 1980?

Eric Heiden
Mark Spitz
Michael Phelps
Dorothy Hamil

Answers to February 9 Trivia

1. Approximately how many Valentine's cards are swapped each year?

500,000
1 million
25 million
150 million

2. There are many Saints named Valentine or Valentinus, what do they all have in common?

They were martyrs.
They lived at the same time.
They fought in battles.
Only their names.

3. Some say the holiday is based loosely on what Pagan holiday?

Samhain
Lupercalia
Beltane
Vernal equinox

4. Who first declared February 14th as Valentine's Day?

Julius Caesar
Pope Gelasius
Saint Valentine
President Millard Fillmore

5. In what year did the first written valentines appear?

100
1931
1415
1647

6. What were the first mass-produced valentine cards decorated with?

Original photographs
Ink
Lace and ribbon
Charcoal

7. What is the most popular Valentine's Day gift in the U.S.?

Candy
Jewelry
Flowers
Card

8. What is the top candy purchased for Valentine's Day?

Chocolates
Skittles
Ring Pops
Conversation hearts

9. Which candy company produced the first heart-shaped box of chocolates?

Hershey's
Cadbury
Mars
Haribo

10. What percentage of people will dine out on Valentine's Day?

70%
10%
35%
55%

Answers to February 2 Trivia

1. Which US state entered into the union on the 14th of February 1912?

Arizona
Alaska
Hawaii
Washington

2. In February of 1959, whose plane crashed?

Buddy Holly
Carole Lombardi
Rocky Marciano
Glenn Miller

3. Which famous celebrity succumbed to anorexia on the fourth of February 1983?

Karen Carpenter
Lena Zavaroni
Isabelle Caro
Renee Vivien

4. Which band was featured on the Ed Sullivan show on the ninth of February, 1964?

The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Beatles
Elvis Presley

5. Who won the first Medal of Honor for their actions on the thirteenth of February, 1861?

Tasker Bliss
Colonel J. D. Irwin
William Sherman
Peyton March

Answers to Super Bowl Trivia

1. Which player won the most consecutive Super Bowls?

Ken Norton, Jr
Deion Sanders
Tom Brady
Chris Long

2. Who is the oldest player to play in the Super Bowl?

Adam Venatieri
Matt Stover
Payton Manning
Tom Brady

3. Which QB had the highest passing rating in a single Super Bowl game?

Tom Brady
Peyton Manning
Troy Aikman
Phil Simms

4. Who had the most rushing yards in one Super Bowl game?

Emmitt Smith
Franco Harris
Marcus Allen
Timmy Smith

5. Who had the longest rushing TD from scrimmage in a Super Bowl game?

Willie Parker
Colin Kaepernick
John Riggins
Herschel Walker

6. Who had the most receptions in one Super Bowl game?

Jerry Rice
Rob Gronkowski
James White
Michael Irvin

7. Who had the most sacks in one Super Bowl game?

Lawrence Taylor
Reggie White
L.C. Greenwood
Dwight White

8. Who had the longest field goal in a Super Bowl game?

Steve Gostkowski
Steve Christie
Adam Venatieri
Don Chandler

Answers to January 26 Trivia

1. Which of the following authors was born in January?

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.K. Rowling
Stephen King
Mark Twain

2. Many cultures around the world celebrate New Year's Day on the Spring Equinox. In what month is the Spring Equinox?

April
May
March
February

3. National Trivia Day falls on what day in January?

4th
8th
12th
16th

4. January has 31 days. How many other months also have 31 days?

Five
Seven
Six
Eight

5. On what day in January does Haiti celebrate its Independence Day?

1st
7th
14th
21st

Answers to January 19 Trivia

1. In January of what year was Czechoslovakia divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

2003
1983
1993
2013

2. Which of the following astrological signs represent January 20th to February 18th?

Aquarius
Libra
Cancer
Capricorn

3. In the United States, January is national...

Black History Month
Blood Donor Month
Parent Leadership Month
School Success Month

4. The Japanese New Year's is celebrated on what days that fall in January?

1st to 3rd
3rd to 5th
2nd to 4th
4th to 6th

5. Except for leap years, January always begins on the same day as what other month?

May
October
June
July

Answers to January 12 Trivia

1. Which of the following American presidents was born in January?

Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama

2. In January of what year did, the Euro banknotes and coins enter circulation?

2004
2002
2000
2006

3. What is the American birth flower for the month of January?

Daisy
Snowdrop
Morning Glory
Honeysuckle

4. What American holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January?

Washington's Birthday
Memorial Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Columbus Day

5. How would you say January in Latin?

Janvier
Januar
Januarius
Gennaio

Answers to January 5 Trivia

1. Named by the Romans, the month of January was named after the Roman god Janus. Janus is the god of?

Beginnings
Resolutions
Celebrations
War

2. The Internet's Domain name system was created in January of what year?

1995
1975
1985
2005

3. The birthstone for January is the?

Ruby
Garnet
Diamond
Emerald

4. In Australia, Australia Day is celebrated on?

January 14
January 7
January 26
January 30

5. What is the British birth flower for the month of January?

Rose
Poppy
Carnation
Lily of the Valley

Answers to December 15 Trivia

1. Including Rudolph, how may reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh?
Nine

2. What was the name of the magician in Frosty the Snowman?
Professor Hinkle

3. How many “drummers drumming” are there in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas?”
Twelve

4. What does Alvin the Chipmunk want for Christmas in “The Chipmunk Song?”
A hula hoop

5. How many ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
Four (Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas present, past, and future)

6. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in the movie A Christmas Story?
A Red Ryder BB gun

7. Where does the Grinch live?
Mount Crumpit outside of Whoville

8. Where did the McCallister family go on vacation when they left Kevin alone in Home Alone?
Paris, France

9. What city was the baby Jesus born in?
Bethlehem

10. What three gifts did the wise men bring the baby Jesus?
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh

11. How did the shepherds find baby Jesus?
They followed a bright star.

12. Which state produces the most Christmas trees?
Oregon

13. What is the name of the elf who wants to be a dentist in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer?
Hermey

14. The movie Miracle on 34th Street takes place in what city?
New York City

15. Who kisses Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
Snoopy

16. In the movie It’s A Wonderful Life, how did George Bailey become deaf in one ear?
He caught a bad cold after jumping into icy water to save his brother's life.

17. What Christmas carol includes “figgy pudding?”
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

18. What fruit does Santa’s nose look like?
A cherry

19. What is the name of the main character in Elf?
Buddy

20.Who kept time with the Little Drummer Boy when he played his drum for baby Jesus?
The ox and lamb

Answers to December 8 Trivia

1. What popular Christmas song includes the phrase, “in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?”

The Christmas Song
Silver Bells
White Christmas

2. In what Christmas carol do singers request "figgy pudding?"

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
O Christmas Tree

3. What should you do to someone standing under mistletoe?

Give them a cookie
Hug them
Kiss them

4. Who told the Shepard’s about the birth of Jesus?

King Herod
An angel
The innkeeper

5. True or False: An angel tells Joseph to take his family and flee to Greece to escape King Herod’s wrath.

True
False

Answers to December 1 Trivia

1. In the movie A Christmas Story, what was the dad’s “major award?”

A BB gun
A leg lamp
A day off

2. What movie featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire dancing and singing at an inn only open on holidays was the first to feature the popular tune White Christmas?

Holiday Inn
White Christmas
Christmas in Connecticut

3. What Christmas dessert is made with molasses?

Plum pudding
Gingerbread
Cheesecake

4. In which country does Santa leaves presents in children’s shoes?

France
The Netherlands (Holland)
Switzerland

5. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol takes place in what country?

United States
Germany
England

Answers to November 17 Trivia

Literature

1. The characters named Desinov and Dolokhov can be found in what well-known novel?

War and Peace
The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird

General Knowledge

2. What is Camilla’s (wife of Prince Charles) Royal title?

The Duchess of Cornwall
Baron/Baroness
Earl/Countess
Knight/Dame

3. What is the most common street name in the US?

Second
Park
Main
Sixth

Sports & Games

4. What number did basesball great Tony LaRussa wear?

20
12
7
10

5. There has only been one team in NFL history that had a perfect season. Name them.

Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns
Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons

Pop Culture

6. What was Mickey Mouse’s original name?

Mortimer
Oswald
Chaplin
Steven

Answers to Thanksgiving Trivia 2

1. The turkey is considered a sacrificial bird in which country?

England
Japan
India
Mexico

2. What is the name of a baby turkey?

Chick
No Name
Poults
Tommies

3. What was the first department store to hold a Thanksgiving parade?

Gimbels
Macy's
J.C. Penny
Montgomery Wards

4. From which tribe were the Indians invited to the Thanksgiving feast?

Cherokee
Chippewa
Wampanoag
Apache

5. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in what month?

October
December
November
August

6. The first Thanksgiving in 1621 was believed to have lasted how many days?

2
3
5
7

Answers to Thanksgiving Trivia

1. Who was the chief of the Indian tribe who were invited to the Thanksgiving feast?

Geronimo
Massasoi
Pontiac
Tucumseh

2. What was the name of the ship that transported the pilgrims?

Santa Marie
Pinta
Mayflower
Nina

3. What is the meaning of cornucopia?

God of corn
Horn of plenty
Plenty of corn
Corn Harvest

4. In what year did the first Macy’s Thanksgiving parade took place?

1924
1927
1952
1932

5. What was the first giant balloon to ever take part in the Macy’s Day Parade?

Mickey Mouse
Betty Boop
Felix the Cat
Spider-Man

6. Who was the captain of the pilgrim ship?

Christopher Columbus
William Adams
Francis Drake
Christopher Jones

Answers to Halloween Trivia

1. According to recently released statistics, how much did the average American family spend on Halloween in 2014?

$160
$175
$95
$55

2. What does seeing a spider on Halloween mean?

You are going to die very soon
You will have bad luck
You are going to have good luck in the following year
A loved one is watching

3. Which candy was originally called chicken feed?

Rockets
Candy Kisses
M&Ms
Candy Corn

4. In the classic 1990 movie “Ghost,” what was Sam’s occupation?

Football player
Journalist
Doctor
Banker

5. What is the fear of ghosts called?

Gynophobia
Ecophobia
Phasmophobia
Algophobia

Answers to Elvis Trivia

1. What is Elvis' birth date?

January 10, 1938
January 4, 1938
January 8, 1935

2. What was Elvis’s first recording?

Hound Dog
That’s All Right
Love Me Tender
My Happiness

3. What year did Elvis die?

1977
1978
1975

4. What was Elvis’s first #1 hit on the Billboard charts?

All Shook Up
Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel

5. What was the first national TV show Elvis appeared on?

Stage Show
Ed Sullivan
Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour

6. What movie star, at age 10, got his scarf by kicking Elvis on the shin?

Kurt Russell
Harrison Ford
Michael Douglas

7. How many songs has Elvis had on the charts?

114
85
109

8. How many Grammy's did Elvis win during his career?

12
3
7

9. Of his 33 films, which did Elvis say was his favorite?

Love me Tender
Viva Las Vegas
King Creole

10. What was Elvis' first #1 song in Britain?

Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Don’t Be Cruel
All Shook Up

Answers to Halloween Trivia

1. In which country did Halloween originate?

Ireland
Dublin
Manchester
Liverpool

2. Which Catholic Church holiday is Halloween linked to?

All Saints (Hallows) Day
Methodist Churches
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Anglican Communion

3. What was the name of Dracula’s sidekick?

Quincey Morris
Renfield
Jonathan Harker
Dr. John Seward

4. From which words did "bonfire" originate?

Hot Fire
Bone and Fire
On Fire
Barn Fire

5. What does the name "Dracula" mean?

Son of the Dracul
Vampire
Van Helsing
Son of the Devil

6. Who was the first actor to play Wolf Man?

Jamie Foxx
Joaquin Phoenix
Lon Chaney
Richard Burton

7. What do people in New England call the night before Halloween?

Garlic Nights
Carrots
Cabbage Night
Brussels Sprouts

8. What is another name for Halloween?

Samhain
All Hallows Eve
The Feast of the Dead
All of the Above

Answers to October 6 Trivia

1. Who wrote The Scarlett Letter?

Shakespeare
Stephen King
Nathanial Hawthorne
Ernest Hemingway

2. Which social media platform came out in 2003?

Myspace
Twitter
Facebook
Tumblr

3. Who painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling?

Picasso
Da Vinci
Michelangelo
Van Gogh

4. In which state did the Salem Witch Trials take place?

Washington
Massachusetts
Virginia
Pennsylvania

5. Which New York City building is the tallest?

Empire State Building
Bank of America Tower
One World Trade Center
Statue of Liberty

6. Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the U.S.?

Germany
China
France
Italy

Congratulations to this week's winners: Rick Dellenbach, Jerry Irwin, Carl Laufer, Vickie Marx, Barbara Shepardson, Cheryl Taylor, and Carol Wilson.

Answers to September 29 Trivia

1. In Pirates of the Caribbean, what was the name of Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship?

The Marauder
The Black Pearl
The Black Python
The Slytherin

2. Holly Golightly is a character in which film?

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Pretty in Pink
Funny Face
Singing in the Rain

3. Which U.S. state is known as the sunflower state?

Florida
California
Maine
Kansas

4. How many bones are there in the human body?

206
205
201
202

5. What language is the most spoken worldwide?

Chinese
Spanish
Arabic
English

6. What is the #1 cookie in the U.S.?

Chips Ahoy
Milano
Girl Scout Thin Mints
Oreo

Answers to Misc. Trivia

1. According to Forrest Gump, “life was like a. . .”

bag of lemons
handful of roses
lollipop
box of chocolates

2. In 2016, a musician won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature. Who was it?

Lenny Kravitz
Eric Clapton
Bob Dylan
Elton John

3. How many days are in February during a leap year?

28
29
30
31

4. What breed is dog is the most popular I the U.S.?

Pug
Dalmatian
Beagle
Golden Retriever

5. What is the deadliest snake?

Python
Cobra
Black Mamba

Congratulations to this week's winners: Julie Johnston and Vickie Marx.

Answers to Misc. Trivia

1. What is the name for the Jewish New Year?

Hanukkah
Yom Kippur
Kwan
Rosh Hashanah

2. Which one of these characters is not friends with Harry Potter?

Ron Weasley
Neville Longbottom
Draco Malfoy
Hermione Granger

3. What was the name of the band Lionel Richie was a part of?

King Harvest
Spectrums
Commodores
The Marshall Tucker Band

4. Which animal does not appear in the Chinese zodiac?

Dragon
Rabbit
Dog
Hummingbird

5. Which country held the 2016 Summer Olympics?

China
Ireland
Brazil
Italy

Congratulations to this week's winners: Richard Dellanbach, Sandi Dennison-Laufer, Cari Laufer, Barbara Shepardson, and Linda Strongin-Grant.

Answers to College Football Trivia

1. Which team has the highest total of wins in the FBS?

Notre Dame
Ohio State
Alabama
Michigan

2. Which team has had the most players drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft?

Alabama
USC
Ohio State
Miami (FL)

3. Which team has been to the most bowl games?

Alabama
Texas
USC
Nebraska

4. Which team has the highest winning percentage in the FBS?

Notre Dame
Alabama
Michigan
Ohio State

5. Which team has won the most overall conference championships?

Ohio State
USC
Oklahoma
Nebraska

6. USC and Notre Dame first met back in 1926, when Knute Rockne’s Fighting Irish defeated the USC Trojans, 13-12. Which team has more wins in the series?

USC
Notre Dame
Tie

7. The Ohio State/Michigan rivalry started in 1897 when the Michigan Wolverines defeated the Buckeyes, 34-0. Which team has more wins in the series?

Ohio State
Michigan
Tie

8. This historic rivalry was born in 1890 when the Naval Academy defeated West Point, 24-0. Which team has more wins in the series?

Navy
Army
Tie

Answers to September Trivia

1. If you were born on the 27th of September what would your Zodiac sign be?

Libra
Capricorn
Aries
Gemini

2. What is the birthstone for September?

Topaz
Turquoise
Sapphire
Ruby

3. Who wrote and recorded the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends"?

Nickleback
Elton John
Green Day
John Lennon

4. What is the flower for September?

Aster
Hollyhock
Sweet Pea
Blue Bells

5. What holiday occurs in September?

 Canadian Thanksgiving
Labor Day
Flag Day
St. Patrick’s Day

Congratulations to this week's winners: Rick Dellenbach, Vickie Marx, and Barbara Shepardson.

Answers to Miscellaneous Trivia

1. What color is the M in McDonald's?

Red
Yellow
Blue
Brown

2. What is the Aloha State?

Hawaii

3. What is the National Dish of America?

Hamburger

4. Which blood type is known as the universal donor?

O-negative

5. Where is Times Square?

New York City

Congratulations to this week's winners: Rick Dellenbach, Sandi Laufer, and Barbara Shepardson.