Trivia Questions #30
(Tennessee, Famous Streets, Miscellaneous)
The "miscellaneous" topics are new questions that occur to me as I revise and retype the thousands of questions I wrote for your mother's Scholar Bowl teams back in the 80's and 90's.
By the way, please send me examples of great questions submitted by people other than me!
I-a. Tennessee: Suburban Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is 20 miles south of what major Tennessee city?
I-b. Tennessee: Over 11 million people visited Knoxville in 1982 for what international event?
Answer: the 1982 World's Fair
I-c. Tennessee: Quentin Tarentino, creator of Kill Bill, was born in what Tenessee city?
I-d. Tennessee: In the 1970's UT sports fans enjoyed watching the "Ernie and Bernie Show." In what sport?
I-e. Tennessee: NFL great Peyton Manning played his college ball at what Tennessee college?
Answer: University of Tennessee
I-f. Tennessee: In what Tennessee city does one find Neyland Stadium?
I-g. Tennessee: Name the legendary Lady Vols basketball coach who won over 800 games in her career.
Answer: Pat Summit
I-h. Tennessee: What U.S. Interstate runs through Columbia, Franklin, and Nashville before reaching Fort Campbell, Kentucky?
I-i. Tenessee: In what Tenessee city does one find Tennessee State University?
I-j. Tennessee: During the Civil War, the road that ran from Franklin to Nashville was called what?
Answer: the Granny White Pike
I-k. Tennessee: As you enter Nashville on I-65 you pass an ugly statue of what Civil War Confederate cavalry commander?
Answer: Nathan Bedford Forrest
I-l. Tennessee: In what Tennessee city does one find the famous Beale Street?
II-a. Famous Streets: Name the main street in New York City's theater district.
Answer: 42nd Street (or Broadway)
II-b. Famous Streets: Name the Beatles' album which is named for a street.
Answer: Abbey Road
II-c. Famous Streets: Name the main street in London's theater district.
Answer: St. Martin's Lane
II-d. Famous Streets: In what city does one find the street that is known both as The Avenue of the Americas as well as Sixth Avenue?
Answer: New York City
II-e. Famous Streets: In what famous old Manhattan neighborhood does one find Bleeker Street?
Answer: Greenwich Village
II-f: Famous Streets: The widest U.S. roadway to be classified as a street is in New Orleans. Name that street.
Answer: Canal Street
II-g. Famous Streets: San Francisco's most well-known gay/lesbian community is located along what street?
Answer: Castro Street
II-h. Famous Streets: Britain's Prime Minister lives at what address?
Answer: #10 Downing Street
II-i. Famous Streets: Name the London street which is symbolic of British jornalism.
Answer: Fleet Street
II-j. Famous Streets In the 1960's the intersection of two San Francisco streets was symbolic of hippies and flower power. Name the streets.
Answer: Haight Street and Ashberry Street (or Haight-Ashberry)
III-a. Miscellaneous: Name the "Q-word" actor who played one of America's first astronauts in The Right Stuff.
Answer: Dennis Quaid (not Randy)
III-b. Miscellaneous: A shot of bourbon and a can of beer consumed together rapidly is usually called what?
Answer: a boilermaker
III-c. Miscellaneous: A midden is which of the following? Australian slang for a glove, or an ancient pile of human domestic waste, or New Zealand slang for the daily top news story?
Answer: domestic waste pile
III-d. Miscellaneous: A strickle is which of these? A foul in the game of cricket, or an indecent homosexual act, or a device to level heaping measures such as cups and bushels?
Answer: the levelling device
III-e. Miscellaneous: NFL great Peyton Manning's daddy was a star college quarterback at what U.S. university?
Answer: the University of Mississippi (or Ole Miss)
III-f. Miscellaneous: Name the brand of paper towels introduced in 1965 with the slogan "the quicker picker-upper."
III-g. Miscellaneous: Name the brand of paper towels whose logo is a muscular lumberjack.
III-h. Miscellaneous: Which of the following actors played John Glenn in the movie The Right Stuff? Sam Shephard, or Ed Harris, or Dennis Quaid?
Answer: Ed Harris
III-i. Miscellaneous: What animated character regularly screams "Beep! Beep!" and then disappears in a cloud of dust?
Answer: the Roadrunner