It’s Thursday, and, after a week off, that means it’s time to share the questions that were asked at this week’s edition of Egan’s Championship Trivia at Egan’s Bar in Tuscaloosa! Remember to come out on Wednesday nights at 8:00 P.M. if you wish to be a part of the competition in person!
1. Current Events: The Paradise Papers were the follow-up to what geographically named leak of files relating to offshore investments by prominent companies and individuals?
2. Television: Elliot Alderson is the protagonist on what computer based show on the USA Network?
3. Animals: A vixen is a female version of what animal?
4. Music: What artist and TV personality was discovered while a member of the Laker Girls cheerleading squad and choreographed videos from Janet Jackson’s Control album before achieving pop stardom of her own later in the 1980s?
5. Sports: What league was at the center of controversy when Tim Donaghy, an official or referee, pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from gambling on games he officiated and making calls to affect the points spread?
6. Geography: A department in southern Colombia, a state in southern Venezuela, and a state in northwest Brazil all share what name, which might just be the dominant geographical feature of South America?
7. Games: On a standard Monopoly board, the red squares are the only squares where all three properties are named for an US state. They consist of Kentucky Avenue at the beginning and Illinois Avenue at the end. What property is in the middle?
8. Movies: First introduced in 1984, the Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 is better known as what?
9. Alcohol: The United States’ supply of Red Stripe beer is currently produced in the Latrobe brewery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The brewery, though, is better known as the long time home for what brand, famous for its green bottles, before it was bought out by Anheuser-Busch and production was moved to New Jersey?
HALFTIME: Including utilities and railroads, name the first 5 Monopoly properties in alphabetical order.
11. Science: The temperature scale named after Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius was initially known by what name? Bonus for the year it changed.
12. Television: On Mr. Robot, what actor actually portrays the character Mr. Robot, who is an extension of Elliot’s personality?
13. History: The Rubicon is the name of the stream crossed by what military and historical leader, thus sending his nation into a revolution and civil war?
14. Business: Michael Eisner and Robert Iger have been the two most current CEO’s of what major conglomerate? Bonus for the year it was founded.
15. Sports: The Malice at the Palace was an infamous NBA brawl involving what two franchises? Bonus for the year.
16. Literature: What poet, who wrote frequently about life in rural New England and won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, read at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy?
DOUBLE DOWN: In a standard Monopoly game, what property is the last one to be named for an US State? What is the first one?
18. Food: The name of what Swiss dish, whose batterie de cuisine includes a caquelon, a réchaud and probably some fourche à longue tige, comes from the French for “melted”?
19. Movies: In The Terminator, what is the name of the character who comes back in time to protect Sarah Connor and is portrayed by Michael Biehn?
20. Drugs: 1993’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act allowed the use of what naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid in religious ceremonies, although subsequent legal challenges put its use into question on a state level?
FINAL: Put these in order from least to most
The number of purchasable properties in Monopoly:
Number of complete miles in a marathon:
Number of books in the New Testament:
In the numerical list of US States, the number occupied by Iowa:
ANSWERS (HIGHLIGHT BELOW)
Atlantic Avenue, B&O Railroad, Baltic Avenue, Boardwalk, Connecticut Avenue
The Walt Disney Company/1923
Indiana Paces and Detroit Pistons/2004
Pennsylvania Avenue/Vermont Avenue
Number of complete miles in a marathon: 26
Number of books in the New Testament: 27
The number of purchasable properties in Monopoly: 28
In the numerical list of US States, the number occupied by Iowa: 29