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: What performer, who has a bit of a checkered past when it comes to these type of things, will be the entertainment at the Super Bowl’s halftime show?
2. Movies: The Everlasting Gobstopper is key to the plot of what 1971 musical fantasy film?
3. Geography: Named for the King of England from 1625 to 1649, what river flows through Boston before it empties into the Atlantic Ocean?
4. Animals: Haliaeetus leucocephalus is the scientific name for what North American bird of prey that has quite the standing in a particular country.
5. Television: When aliens Nog, Rom, and Quark accidentally travel back in time to 1947 in an episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, where on Earth do they land?
6. Music: What song, released 28 years after the band had initially gotten together, was the first number 1 single for Aerosmith?
7. Games: What is the name of the pink spherical hero fighting to save his home on the far away planet of Pop Star from a variety of threats in a variety of games released by Nintendo?
8. Sports: The only time the Super Bowl was held outdoors in a cold weather city was 2014 when it was played at MetLife Stadium in what state?
9. Alcohol: The name might make you think it’s produced in Pennsylvania, but what brand of beer, first introduced in California in 1989, once had an advertising campaign revolving around it being the “Never Bitter Beer” and a remedy for “Bitter Beer Face”?
HALFTIME: Other than the Philadelphia Eagles, name the 7 other franchises the New England Patriots have faced in the Super Bowl in their franchise history
11. Business: The stock exchange which is widely considered the oldest in the world was founded around 1602 in what city? It was created to deal in securities with what singular company?
12. Movies: Even though she turns blue, what is the colorful name of the character in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” portrayed by Denise Nickerson?
13. History: On January 28th, 1871, The Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice in what war? Bonus for the year it began.
14. Food: Pat and Harry Olivieri are credited with creating what type of sandwich, a sandwich that is probably the favorite of a number of people associated with this year’s Superbowl?
15. Television: What scientist is the only person to ever play himself on an episode of a Star Trek series? When receiving a tour of the set, he saw the Warp Drive and said (in his unique voice), “I’m working on that.”
16. Lost Lyrics: What hit song from the 1990’s features the line “Back in school we used to dream about this everyday… could it really happen… or do dreams fade away? Bonus for who performed it.
DOUBLE DOWN: The first Super Bowl held in a cold weather city was Super Bowl XVI in 1982 when it was held in Detroit. What team won that game, which was the first of many Super Bowl wins for the franchise? What team did they defeat (And would meet in a later Super Bowl)?
18. Theater: Man of La Mancha is a musical that takes its inspiration from what work by Miguel de Cervantes?
19. Sports: Name either team that played in the Super Bowl the last time it was hosted in Minneapolis. Bonus for the other. Bonus for who won.
20. Drugs: Hillel Slovak, who died in 1988 of a heroin overdose, was the original guitarist for what Los Angeles based band that featured guitarist John Frusciante on guitar on the album “Mother’s Milk”, which was released after Slovak’s death?
FINAL: Put these in order from least to most
Number of AFC and NFC Championships won by the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots:
The number in a 1995 science fiction film featuring Bruce Willis:
The regnal number of the King of France that was known as the Sun King:
The number of checkers each side has at the start of a backgammon game:
ANSWERS (HIGHLIGHT BELOW)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Roswell, New Mexico
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis (L.A.) Rams, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons
Amsterdam/Dutch East India Company
San Francisco 49ers/Cincinnati Bengals
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The number in a 1995 science fiction film featuring Bruce Willis: 12
Number of AFC and NFC Championships won by the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots: 13
The regnal number of the King of France that was known as the Sun King: 14
The number of checkers each side has at the start of a backgammon game: 15