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March 25, 2020
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Sarah Jessica Parker
1. Today is the “Sex in the City” star’s 55th birthday. Where was she born, Texas, Ohio or New York?
2. Long before she was known as a sexy New York socialite, she was a teen star in which 80’s movie: Footloose, Flashdance or Dirty Dancing?
25 Years Ago
3. Today is the 25th, so we ask about things that happened 25 years ago. The nominees for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1995 were Alanis Morisette, Shania Twain and Hootie and the Blowfish. Who was named best new artist of 1995?
4. 1995 was a huge year for Hollywood as it produced a new James Bond actor and the first Pixar film. For one point apiece, name the actor who played James Bond in Goldeneye and the name of the first Pixar’s film that came out in 1995.
5. Today is Elton John’s birthday. What is his real first name: Arthur, Reginald, Elton or John? For one bonus point, guess how old he is today?
6. While known mostly as a pop singer and songwriter, Elton John is also a composer. In fact three Broadway musicals he composed were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Score. For one point apiece, name them.
College Football Leagues
7. How many colleges are currently in the Big 10 Conference: 10, 12 or 14? For one bonus point, tell how many teams are in the PAC 12?
8. For one point apiece, list all 8 schools in the Ivy Leagues. Hint: Collin College is not one of them… yet.
9. Today is the anniversary of Lord Baltimore’s arrival on the shores of what is now Maryland in 1634. Se we now ask our 7th state, Maryland. Name the capital city of Maryland. For one bonus point, name the state bird of Maryland.
10. In terms of area, how many Marylands would fit into one Texas: 16, 22, or 28?
Round 1 total: ________________
POINT VALUES are DOUBLED!
11. Today would be the birthday of The Queen of Soul herself. She remains one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. However, most of her songs were written by others. For one point apiece, name the writer who wrote the Aretha hit songs RESPECT and NATURAL WOMAN.
12. Despite Aretha’s reputation in R and B and soul, one of her biggest hits was a duet with an 80’s pop icon. The song is I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME. Which 80’s guy did she record that song with?
MC TRIVIA RETRO CATEGORY:
This category was suggested by the MOMMAS AND POPPAS after they won MC Trivia on November 1, 2017. They gave us the category of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Here again are the questions we asked on Nov. 8, 2017:
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
13. While is was nominated for Best Picture at the 1992 Oscars, Beauty and the Beast did NOT win that prize. However, a song from the movie DID win the Oscar for Best Song. What song won the award, “BE OUR GUEST” or “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”? One bonus point if you can say which movie DID win Best Picture in 1992
14. Disney’s version of the story has had three major incarnations: The original 1991 animated film, the 1994 Broadway version and the 2017 Live Action film. For one point apiece, tell the actress who played Belle in each of those incarnations.
15. Jim Parsons is a such a proud Texan that he insisted his character on the Big Bang Theory was also from Texas. Where in Texas was Jim Parson’s born: San Antonio, Abeline or Houston? For one bonus point, tell how times he won the Best Actor Emmy for his work on The Big Bang Theory: 2, 4 or 6?
16. This female celebrity was raised in Dallas and is the daughter of a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. She started out on Barney and Friends and became a Disney Star as Mitchie on “Camp Rock”. Name this famous Texan.
Best Actress Oscars
17. Monday was the anniversary of the death of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor. During her long career, she was nominated for many Oscars, winning twice for Best Actress. For one point apiece, name the two films for which she won the Oscar.
18. There is only one Best Actress winner in the history of the Oscars whose parents were also Oscar winners. Name her. For two bonus points, name her parents.
Consumer Product History
19. In 1870. a product called WONDER JELLY was introduced. What do we call that product today: Jell-O, Palmolive, or Vaseline?
20. The first commercially available toilet paper was hemp paper coated with aloe, first sold in what year: 1857, 1901, or 1914?
Round 2 Total________________________
Bonus Category: TIME MAGAZINE Person of the Year
Question: The sixties were a turbulent decade in American culture. Who was named Time’s Person of the Year in 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson or Lee Harvey Oswald?
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1. Ohio! She is a buckeye!
3. Hootie and the Blowfish
4. Pierce Brosnan
Bonus: 73 (Born in 1947)
6. The Lion King
University of Pennsylvania
9. a. Annapolis
Bonus: The Oriole
11. Respect: OTIS REDDING
Natural Woman: Carole King
12. George Michael
13. Beauty and the Beast
Bonus: Silence of the Lambs
14. Paige O’Hara (Animated Film)
Susan Egan (Broadway)
Emma Watson (Live Action film).
16. Demi Lovato
17. Butterfield 8
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
18. Liza Minelli
Bonus: Judy Garland
20. a. 1857 https://www.charmin.com/en-us/about-us/history-of-toilet-paper
A. a. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr