Trivia Game #51

Round One:

1. Smurfology: Those cute little blue-skinned Smurfs all wear white hats and white clothes. . .except for Poppa Smurf whose hat and clothes are what color?

2. Opening Scenes: The opening scene of what Shakespeare play is set in Venice just in front of Senator Brabantio's home?

3. Famous Costumes: What literary character often wears a deerstalker hat, smokes a calabash pipe, and frequently examines stuff with a magnifying glass?

4. The Spanish Language Version: What's the English title of the book known to Spanish readers as "El gato en el sombrero" (ell GAH-toe en ell SAHM-brer-oh)?

5. Hanky-Panky in the Bible: What Old Testament king had an adulterous affair with the beautiful wife of Uriah the Hittite?

6. Running Mates: In the 1984 Presidential Election who was Walter Mondale's female running mate?

Round Two:

1. Ethnic Neighborhoods: According to the 2010 census, what major U.S. city has the largest percentage of African-American residents?

2. Comedy Duos: Jerry Lewis first became famous as the goofy partner of what famous singer/actor?

3. Good Ole Boys: What famous former quarterback of the Green Bay Packers was born in Gulfport, Mississipi, and played his college ball at the University of Southern Mississippi?

4. Better Known As: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., whose first album was 1993's "Doggy Style," is better known as who?

5. Saturday Morning Cartoons: Name the production company that created and released such Saturday morning cartoon classics as "Huckleberry Hound," "the Flintstones," and "Scooby-Doo."

6. What Was He Driving? When actor James Dean was killed in a car wreck, what kind of car was he driving?


Movies: I'll name four very famous movies. You arrange them in order from earliest to most recent release.

Schindler's List, Dr. No, The Godfather (Part One), and Jaws.

Round Three: (The first question in Round Three is usually one submitted by a guest trivia buff. It can be on any subject, easy or hard. Good Luck!)

1. Guest Question: Buckley in Birmingham asks -- What nickname did Charles Darwin's friend and fellow scientist Thomas Henry Huxley get for his vigorous debates against opponents of Evolution?

2. Mixology: Half a shot of Jameson's, half a shot of Bailey's, and a pint of Guiness are suitable ingredients for a drink usually called what?

3. Careers in Sports: In what sport did the late Angelo Dundee become famous?

4. Beatlemania: Which of the Beatles had a son named Dhani?

5. Old Glory: Name the U.S. Marine who was the Arizona Pima Indian in the famous Joe Rosenthal photo of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

6. U.S. Coins: What was the dollar denomination of the U.S. gold coin circulated until 1933 and known as a "Double Eagle"?


American Poetry: There were five widely read New England writers in the mid-1800's known as either the Fireside Poets or the Schoolroom Poets. Name any four of them.


I-1. Red
I-2. Othello
I-3. Sherlock Holmes
I-4. "The Cat in the Hat"
I-5. King David (who was getting it on with Uriah's wife Bathsheba)
I-6. Geraldine Ferraro

II-1. Detroit, MIchigan
II-2. Dean Martin
II-3. Bret Favre
II-4. Snoop Dogg
II-5. Hanna-Barbera
II-6. a Porsche (Spider)

Two-Thirds-Time Answers:

a. "Dr. No"
b. "The Godfather (Part One)
c. "Jaws"
d. "Schindler's List

III-1. "Darwin's Bulldog"
III-2. an Irish Car Bomb
III-3. boxing
III-4. George Harrison
III-5. Ira Hayes
III-6. 20 dollars

Final Question Answers:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; John Greenleaf Whittier; Oliver Wendell Holmes; James Russell Lowell; and William Cullen Bryant

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