Friday, April 20, 2007

I Know That The Spades Are The Swords of a Soldier

Remember when I said this week would have to be better? Good times. We - by which I mean I - got the entire halftime right (three questions about the Heisman Trophy; the gf is not a football fan). Beyond that, we got two questions right - one was a true/false question, the other one, the triviatrix accidentally read the answer (Ronald Reagan) when she meant to tell us the category. That leaves you fine people seventeen questions that we didn't know. No one else did much better; despite our struggles, we were once again within five points of first going into the final question. There are two upsides to this week. The first is that the triviatrix now knows that I blog our misses, so she has agreed to give me the official question list after the contest; this will prevent mis-remembering of both the questions and the answers. I'll save the second for part two.

1. Each King in a deck of cards represents a famous historical king. Who does the King of Hearts represent?
2. What one-time TV kiddie-show host urged New Years' Day viewers to dig into their sleeping dads' wallets and send in some "little green pieces of paper with pictures of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson on them?"
3. What are you doing if you are filliping?
4. What is the lowest denomination of paper currency ever issued by the U.S. government?
5. Wreaths made of what vegetable were awarded to victorious athletes at the Nemean Games in ancient Greece?
6. What is the major league baseball record for consecutive successful stolen base attempts?
7. What is the state fish of eight states - more than any other fish?
8. When it comes to space flight, who are Arabella, Anita, and Miss Baker?
9. What leading British actor was considered for the role of Don Corleone in The Godfather before it was offered to Marlon Brando?

5 comments:

Shuttsie said...

7. Bluegill
8. Chimps sent into space
9. Alec Guiness (total guesses all!)

J. Bowman said...

1. Charlemagne
2. Soupy Sales
3. Snapping your fingers
4. Three cents
5. Celery (or parsley, both were referred to as selinon)
6. 50
7. The brook trout
8. The first three women to go into space
9. Sir Laurence Olivier (we guessed Guinness, too)

anne57 said...

Ahh Charlemagne, it's kind of creepy, but you can see his arm bone in a reliquary if you go to Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) in Germany. They have his head too, but it's all done up in a gold bust, so not quite as creepy.

I didn't guess correctly on any of these questions though.

Leo said...

Well I didn't really have any guesses, but you didn't waste much time posting answers. I'll have to stay a little bit more on top of things, 'round here. :)

J. Bowman said...

I guess I didn't waste much time. I'll at least wait until Monday night to post the second set of answers. Not that extra time will help with most of them.