Friday, February 23, 2007

Use Your Brains To Help Us! Your Delicious Brains...

Every Thursday night, I head over to a local restaurant to participate in their Trivia Night. I was originally invited along as part of a group, but none of those folks go anymore, so I am often a one-man team (my usual team name is "Yes, Ladies, He's Single." No, the irony is not lost on me). And I'm pretty good, if I do say so myself: I walked into the restaurant last night riding a two-week solo win streak. This week, however, I joined a team that I had met two weeks ago, and tried to carry them to the title. We had a big lead going into the final question, but we didn't know the answer to said question, and had to settle for second. There's no way I would have done that well on my own this week, so there's something to be said for team play.
Anywho, I have a couple of friends who were on quiz bowl teams in college, and my parents are good at trivia stuff, so I always write down the questions I miss and send them out to a couple of folks. Well, now, I give them to you, the blog-reading public! Here are the questions we couldn't answer last night, plus a couple others that we did get and I still thought were good questions. If you know them, maybe you should come to trivia night. No fair looking up the answers. I will post solutions later today.

  1. Other than water, what runs through the mouth of the Amazon River and Lake Victoria?
  2. The cities of Cairo, Egypt and Fez, Morocco are generally accepted as having the oldest of what type of institution in the world? (sorry about the awkward sentence structure, I don't write the questions)
  3. What was the name of the strip club in the movie Striptease? (someone at our table did actually know this one)
  4. On the TV show Girlfriends, the lead character, Joan, has a famous real-life mother. Who is the mother? (We got this one right, too, but it was a total guess)
  5. Which cartoon character has nephews named Morty and Ferdie? (I knew this one, but I still like it)
  6. What South Carolina city is the birthplace of former NBA star Alex English?
  7. What does an onomast study?
  8. Which anniversary is the Ivory Anniversary?
  9. Which designer created the "Kelly" bag?

1 comment:

J. Bowman said...

1. The Equator
2. Universities
3. The Eager Beaver
4. Diana Ross
5. Mickey Mouse
6. Columbia
7. Names
8. The fourteenth. The question of why is left to wiser men than myself.
9. Hermes (pronounced "er-MAY")