TD 325 - Random Trivia The following standard rules apply to this TD:
*Your goal is to achieve the lowest score for all questions; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players also submitting your answer.
*You may DROP one question and receive zero points for that question; you may also SHEEP one question and receive the point total of the most common answer.
*Wrong answers count for the SHEEP (most common answer) + 5 points.
*You must give the letter for any question that includes letters next to its choices. Using the wrong letter or submitting with no letter will be counted as incorrect.
*As always, no cheating. This includes googling or other research, asking others, or Vulcan mind melds.
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. Deadline for entries is 11:59 ET/8:59 PT on Monday, December 26.1."G"eography
Identify one of these places on the globe whose name starts with the letter G.
*Roughly 100 km west of Toronto, this city is known as The Royal City.
*This city is the largest port in the Nordic countries and the second-largest city in Sweden.
*__________ is the capital and largest city in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
*This African country gained its independence from France in 1960; its capital is Libreville.
*This Colorado city was named after the founder and editor of the New York Tribune
, who did indeed “Go West.”
*This city in China was once known as Canton.
*The Moorish palace the Alhambra is in this Spanish city.
*__________ is the largest city proper in the U.S. that begins with G; a famous lunch counter sit-in occurred there in 1960.
*The second-largest city in Victoria, Australia, ________ is known as The Gateway City.
*Agreements for humanitarian treatment in time of war were signed in and named after this Swiss city.
*This is the world's largest island and is part of the Danish realm.
*A limestone monolith is a distinctive landmark of this British overseas territory on the Iberian Peninsula.2. Weather Words in Film
We’re getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to name some films with weather words. Name one film commercially released in the U.S. that includes the word Snow
, or Rain
in its title or subtitle. TV movies are not eligible. I’ll accept plurals, compound words, or adjective variations, but not word fragments. For example, The Falcon and the Snowman
is ok, but The Girl on the Train
is not. Many, many possible answers.3. Picture Round I---Centenarians
Emma Morano of Italy, thought to be the last person alive born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday in November. Identify one of the people pictured here
, each of whom lived to be at least 100 years old. For the top center picture, just ID the Dutch woman on the left.
For -2 points each, name the three people pictured who are alive as of December 19, 2016. No penalty for a wrong guess, but guess no more than three names.4. Before and After
This category gets both the thumbs-up and thumbs-down when it comes up on Jeopardy!. Each answer will be composed of two parts that are linked by a word or part of a word. Examples: LeBron (James) Monroe, Santa (Claus) trophobia. Provide the full answer
for one of the options.
Little League World Series locale + Trinidad and Tobago capital
Current British PM + what April showers bring
Cambodian temple + Jennings/Rutter vanquisher
Common pizza cheese + Queen of Jazz
4th U.S. president + SF Giants ace
Christian hymn + "nanosecond" demonstrator
Hamilton (the musical) creator + "Right to remain silent" case
Half man, half bull creature + Ford car model
"Cruel Summer" singers + Muslim holy month
British EU departure + Banksy documentary
Venezuela capital + Morocco city
Lone Ranger companion + triangular chocolates
5. Ships and Spaceships
Identify one of the famous ships or spaceships listed below:
Any of the space shuttles, including the one that never flew in space (6)
Any of the ships the Pilgrims sailed to the New World in 1607 (3)
The ship torpedoed on May 7, 1915, or its sister ship (2)
The ship on which Fletcher Christian led a mutiny in 1789
The ship on which Charles Darwin sailed in 1831-18366. H.H.
Each of the people or characters listed below has the initials H.H. Identify one of them with the full name. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.
A. This magician and escape artist was born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874.
B. She won an Oscar for The Piano
and is also in Broadcast News
, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
, and The Incredibles
C. This inventor developed a punch-card tabulator and founded a company that later merged with others to form IBM.
D. This former Secretary of Commerce was the 31st president of the United States.
E. This character dealt in propane and propane accessories on Fox TV from 1997 to 2010.
F. He might be best known for playing the title character in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
G. She was the "First Lady of American Theatre" and is one of 12 people to have won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony.
H. He wrote Siddartha
I. She defeated Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November 2015.
J. This British explorer has a large bay in North America named after him; he died while searching for the Northwest Passage.
K. ____ _______ The Younger was once king's painter to Henry VIII.
L. He was a film and business tycoon who set many air speed records and had the Spruce Goose built.7. Picture Round II
Identify one of the people, characters, or things pictured here
For -1 point, what unusual distinction do these names share? No penalty for a wrong guess.8. Shirley You Can’t Be Serious
We’ve had many people named Shirley in entertainment, sports, and business fields. Identify a Shirley described below. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.
A. She was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and ran for U.S. President in 1972.
B. She has had numerous hit singles, mostly in the U.K., since the mid-1950s and is possibly best known for singing the theme to Goldfinger.
C. Star of Curly Top
and The Little Colonel
, she became U.S. ambassador to Ghana and later Czechoslovakia.
D. This American swimmer earned a total of 8 Olympic medals and set 6 world records in the 1970s.
E. This author wrote The Haunting of Hill House
and the short story The Lottery
F. This Scottish woman is the lead singer of the band Garbage.
G. This racer who won championships in 1977, 1980, and 1982 is known as Cha Cha, or The First Lady of Drag Racing.
H. This Shirley was a sports reporter and columnist for the Washington Post
and was elected to the National Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
I. She won both a Tony and an Oscar for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba
; she also played the title role in the TV show Hazel
J. This actress won an Oscar for Terms of Endearment
and has appeared in several films such as The Apartment
and The Trouble with Harry
K. The only fictional character on this list, she was introduced in a 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery that takes place partially in Green Gables.9. Food Groups
Name an artist or band with a fruit, vegetable, or legume in its name. Fiona Apple, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. No specific qualifier other than they’re listed somewhere on Wikipedia or Billboard. 20+ possibilities.10. Olympic Mascots
Several Olympic Games mascots are noted below. Name the host city one of them is associated with; both summer and winter games are represented. Years are listed as hints. But just name the city
. Be sure to include the letter with your answer.
A. Hidy and Howdy, polar bears (1988)
B. Powder, a hare, Copper, a coyote, and Coal, a black bear (2002)
C. Waldi, dachshund (1972)
D. Athena and Phevos (2004)
E. Misha the bear (1980)
F. Snowlets, four owls (1998)
G. Roni the raccoon (1980)
H. Syd, platypus, Olly, kookaburra, Millie, echidna (2000)
I. Cobi, Catalan sheepdog (1992)
J. Haakon and Kristin, children (1994)
K. Vucko, little wolf (1984)
L. Wenlock and Mandeville (2012)
M. Izzy, or “Whatizit” (1996)
N. Sumi, animal spirit, Quatchi, sasquatch, Miga, part orca/part bear, (2010)
O. Soohorang, a white tiger (2018)