Thursday, November 29, 2007

Why did Constantinople get the works?

An irritating fourth-place finish at trivia tonight. Irritating, because we were supposedly tied for first going into the final question, and we were told that only two teams got that question right, including the team that was tied with us. Turned out, someone claimed a score discrepancy, and was ahead of us all along. Not much to do about that, I guess.
There was a question about the original location of New Amsterdam. Thankfully, there were no questions about Chuck Norris, though there was a category that referred to him. Next week: Pirates vs. Ninjas trivia. Don't pinch yourself; you're not dreaming.

1. What "trophy" does the winner of the Colorado State - Wyoming football game receive? (as an example, the winner of the Stanford-Cal game receives The Axe.)
2. What Christmas present does Ralphie want in A Christmas Story?
3. What was the name of Pete's Dragon?
4. What nickname did Frank Sinatra and Whitey Ford share?
5. Each king in a standard deck of playing cards is based on an historical king. Who are the four kings? Extra credit for matching them with the suits, though this was, apparently, not required.


Leo said...

2) I am wondering if this is a trick question because otherwise you'd have gotten it, right?

J. Bowman said...

Oops! I meant to state that they asked for the full name of the item. I mean, yeah, we all know he wanted a BB gun, but can you rattle off the whole line?

Bill_45 said...

2. All's I got is "Red Ryder."

3. No, but I know Helen Reddy was in it.


2. The Wife says Elliot.

Bill_45 said...

Sorry, Elliot is Pete's Dragon, not the BB gun.

J. Bowman said...

1. The Bronze Boot
2. A Red Ryder Carbine-action 200-shot Lightning-load Range Model Air Rifle. (In the end, "Red Ryder BB Gun" was accepted. I was disappointed by that decision, even though it meant we got points for the question.)
3. Elliot
4. Chairman of the Board (we guessed Ol' Blue Eyes).
5. According to the Parisian Court design:
Spades: David
Hearts: Charlemagne
Diamonds: Julius Caesar
Clubs: Alexander the Great