Trivia: The Questions (Part II)
When we last left the Trivia game run by Dennis and me, we had finished 10 questions
and had paused for a scoring update. Embarrassingly, our team, The Ship of Fools
was in first place. Embarrassing for two reasons: a) though we didn't tell anyone the questions, we wanted to look above board and b) the team was doing well without us.
On the other hand, the leader had only 20 points (out of a possible 48). Tough, but fair. Onward!
Update. They’re catchable! It’s anybody’s game. Remember, we’re playing for $10 third place, $25 second place and $50 first place, and there will be a bonus question for anyone after the game.
Question 11, history and movie trivia is in two parts.
4 pts Who was the photographer that took the famous photo of the marines raising the flag in Iwo Jima? First and last name.
2 pts. Name the hill that that flag was raised on.
Question 12, a little sports trivia in case any of you follow the Vikings. In two parts.
4 pts Within 10 yards either way, how many yards did Adrian Peterson gain for the Vikings as a rookie in 2007? (1341; we’ll accept 1331-1351)
2. pts. Who was the only back to run for more yards than Adrian Peterson in 2007. (LaDanian Tomlinson)
Question 13, for 3 points.
Who discovered Penicillin? (Alexander Fleming)
Question 14, a little current affairs for you. This question is worth 4 points.
Who is the current president of Mexico?
Question 15, worth 4 points.
What comic actor was born Arthur Jefferson. First and last name.
Question 16, worth 4 points.
What continent gets the smallest amount of rainfall?
Question 17 is in two parts.
4 pts: Who was the first golfer to win all four major tournaments in the same year?
2 pts: What year was this feat accomplished?
Question 18. Ooh, we’re getting to the tough ones now. This is in two parts.
4 pts: Michael Jordan holds the record for most consecutive games scoring in double digits. Within 25, how many games is that?
2 pts: Who’s record for most consecutive games scored in double digits did he beat?
Question 19. The sex lives of politicians is always newsworthy, it seems. Here is a question in two parts.
4 pts: Which president had the most children?
2 pts: How many children did he have (that he knows about)?
Okay, we’re going to take a little break and come back with a scoring update.
Question 20. This question is worth 10 points, and you must answer it. Getting it right is worth 10 points, getting it wrong or not answering will cost your team 10 points. This is for all the marbles, the four-bagger, the 100 yard touchdown, the tiddley in the wink. Remember, we’re playing for $10 third place, $25 second place and $50 first place, and there will be a bonus question for anyone so stick around for after the game. Please don’t yell out the answer.
Michael Phelps has 147 gold medals in Olympic competition, or something like that. He holds the record for most Olympic gold medals. Four people are tied for second place with nine gold medals. For 10 points, name the two Americans who have nine gold medals. You must get both to get the points.( questions repeated, with answers and commentaryCollapse )
Our bonus question, after much wrangling, was "How many stars are on the Chinese flag?" One of our teammates' names was drawn from the bucket, and he got it right.