...when I declared last week's Trivia Night the Worst Ever, because this week was a dreaded Theme Week. Theme Weeks are generally bad, because the themes tend to be narrow enough that you're testing depth of knowledge about a specific subject, which is pretty much the opposite of trivia. This week's theme, though, was "Trains, Planes, Ships, and Automobiles," which could have been okay, except the questions were absurdly specific, asked for too many details, and were technical in the sense of, "yes, that's technically right, but not what we were looking for." I like hard questions, but, judging by the number of teams that up and left halfway through the game, this one was bad for everyone.
I will not further dignify this particular night by repeating the questions. Instead, I'll use questions from a week last month, which I forgot to send to my old trivia list. I won that particular week, so there aren't many.
1. What is the diameter (in inches) of a hockey puck?
2. Who was the original drummer of the Beatles?
3. Who is referred to as the "King of Country Music?"
The Halftime category was "Famous Jameses." What are the better-known names of
4. James Douglas Muir?
5. James Joseph?
6. James Marshall?
7. In the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," what is Wonka's rival brand? (there are two, and they only gave credit for one, but I misspelled that one anyway)
8. What is the emergency phone number in Australia (i.e., the Australian equivalent of 9-1-1)?