- Pick one answer out of each set of questions that you think others will not. Your score for each question corresponds to the number of players who picked the same answer you did.
- You are allowed to “drop” one question for a score of zero (0), and if needed you may utilize one “sheep” to automatically receive the score of the most common answer. Incorrect responses add five (5) points to the sheep’s total. Just like a round of golf, the lowest cumulative score wins - there is one bonus worth one point this time.
- Please don’t be shy to reach out to me via PM or in the thread as any questions, problems, etc. arise. I’ll do my best to troubleshoot as quickly as possible.
Good luck and have fun!
1.) Family Music
Each of the songs listed were performed by artists or groups with names of family members in their act’s stage name (for example, the Mothers of Invention or DaBaby). Identify one of the acts given the title listed. Parentheses denotes the song’s year and its chart peak.
- “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (1941, #6)
- “Flowers on the Wall” (1965, #2)
- “Monday, Monday” (1966, #1)
- “Ramblin’ Man” (1973, #2)
- “We are Family” (1979, #2)
- “I’m So Excited” (1984, #9)
- “I’ll Be Missing You” (1997, #1)
- “All For You” (1997, #11)
- “Say My Name” (2000, #1)
- “Drift Away” (2003, #9)
- “Sucker” (2019, #1)
2.) Golden Anniversary
2020 is the fiftieth anniversary of Midnight Cowboy’s Best Picture Oscar victory (for the year 1969). It remains the only X-rated film to be so honored. Name any film named Best Picture since Midnight Cowboy (not including La La Land!).
3.) Before and After
- Left-handed six-time PBA Bowler of the Year who retired to a memorable short stint as the White House press secretary
- “10” and “Bolero” actress who was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Yankees
- A delicious banana/ice cream sundae that’s served after a non-unanimous boxing result is determined
- A two-word term for unprofessional behavior (or the minor leagues) that describes a video game with Summoner’s Rift and Howling Abyss
- A Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper that is also a late 19th century art movement
- Hexagonal wax storage cells made by bees that’s used in a hairstyle famously worn by President Trump
- American seascape artist who later moved to Springfield and started a TV family
- British red liqueur that performed ‘90s hit songs such as “Hey Jealousy”
- “Ask any mermaid you happen to see..” tuna brand that was a famous race horse of the late 1930s
- 1971-79 Archie Bunker TV show that later starred Steve Urkel - what a crossover that would be
- “Good Golly Miss Molly” singer that had stints as a Match Game panelist and Family Feud host
- A rounded block of Parmesan or Cheddar that lent its name to Pat and Vanna’s game show
4. Math Matters
Solve a math problem (note that I have never taken any courses above pre-calculus; apologies if these are not overly challenging!)
- 111 + 222 - 333 + 444 - 555 + 666 - 777 + 888
- 8 to the 4th power times 7 to the 4th power
- Solve for x… 3x - 6 = 9
- What is the name for a triangle with three unequal side lengths?
- Fill in the next number of the Fibonacci sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, ___, 21, 34
- What’s the earned run average of a pitcher who has allowed 75 earned runs in 175 innings? (please round to two decimals)
- The number of sides on a dodecagon plus the number of sides on an octagon, divided by the number of sides on a quadrilateral, gives you the number of sides corresponding to what shape?
- 1 + 1
- What’s the area of a circle with a radius of 15 cm? (please round to the nearest whole number)
5. Demolition Derby
I drive a Ford Focus that I have named Ariana. She passed 100,000 miles earlier this year, meaning that I will eventually need to find a new car. In honor of what will inevitably be the demise of Ariana, some of these past and present Ford Models have lost some vowels. Provide the full name of one. (HINT: Short dashes are one letter, long dashes are two. There are no three letter gaps).
- F_s__ n
Per Britannica, Jane Austen is known for her six major novels (hey… question six!). Name one of these six novels. To eliminate any ambiguity, Lady Susan does not count here.
7.) Pyramid/Lucky Sevens
My state is one of the last to reopen, which has left me lots of time to watch game shows such as Match Game, The Chase and The Pyramid (among others). You need seven correct answers in a round of Pyramid to achieve a perfect score. Given some hints a Pyramid contestant might give, identify one of these seven famous groups of sevens.
- Aventine Hill, Viminal Hill
- Colossus of Rhodes, Hanging Gardens of Babylon
- Asia, Africa, Antarctica
- Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi
- Dopey, Doc, Bashful
- Pride, envy, sloth
- Skipper, Ginger, Mary Ann
8.) Random Trivia
Grab Bag categories in a quiz contest typically consist of questions that do not relate to one another - random trivia, if you will. Here are questions about random things, or things that are sort of random.
- This comedian’s TV show, one of the most popular of the 1990s, was the show “about nothing”
- 1927’s uncertainty principle was posited by which German physicist?
- This American sports league, which recently resumed its 2020 season in Darlington, SC, has used inversions and quasi-random drawings to determine starting lineups
- As of July 2013, Markus Dohle is the CEO of this book publisher
- “Random Dancing” was a popular segment on this Nickelodeon sitcom starring Miranda Cosgrove and Jennette McCurdy
- This electronic group felt they would “Get Lucky” with 2013’s “Random Access Memories” being a successful album; they were right
- Marcel Duchamp would know that this art style’s name was (possibly) picked after two artists found it in a dictionary
- “Random Notes” is a feature on the webpage of this “all the news that fits” music magazine
- Partake in a random act of this, perhaps on February 17th when they are celebrated
- Tommy Allsup lost a coin flip that kept him off the ill-fated plane on “The Day The Music Died”; in which U.S. state did the plane crash?
- The two bars below the search field on the Google homepage read “Google Search” in one and what 3-word phrase in the other?
On the heels of the last question, another name for random categories is potpourri. In French, potpourri translates to rotten pot. Answer a question relating to pots of various kinds, or foods with odors.
- YouGov and a 2019 Huffington Post article shared that this fish is the least favorite pizza topping among respondents -- 49%!
- A livescience.com article asks; why does (this green vegetable with a folk name meaning sparrow grass) make your urine smell funny?
- Bela Lugosi and Robert Pattinson would know that garlic is an archenemy of these creatures
- A common idiom is “the pot calling the kettle _____” (this color)
- Philadelphia Pepper Pot stew features this ingredient, the stomachs of various animals
- This type of flat-bottomed pan shares a name with a Jon Cooper rock band that has Memphis origins
- Martin Yan is familiar with this “w”, a bowl-shaped cooking pot used in Chinese cuisine
- Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, compared the taste of this southeast Asian fruit to “completely rotten mushy onions”
- This veggie related to cabbage has a western European capital in its name and makes some some lists of pungent foods
- One of the stinkiest cheeses is this one that bears the name of a Belgian province
10.) Scrap Heap
To wrap up, here are some questions and/or topics that were initially shelved for a variety of reasons. A true melange to wrap up the grab bag quiz.
- The Fig Newton was created in and named after a town in which state?
- This sandwich cookie lost out to Oreo and was discontinued in 2003; over a decade later, it was reintroduced by Leaf Brands
- From SpongeBob SquarePants: Why did the 11-year old get turned away at the Pirate movie?
- This New Zealand singer found chart success in early 2020 with “Supalonely”
- Patton Oswalt provides the voice of Remy in this 2007 animated film
- Tybalt, Benvolio and Friar Laurence are characters in this Shakespeare play
- Pete Alonso is featured on packs and boxes of Topps' 2020 "Series One" release of what collectible?
- Stupid Answers for $1000, please: What’s the capital of Djibouti?
- Popularized in a Christmas song bearing his name, he was the Duke of Bohemia until his 935 assassination
- This actor plays Frank Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- What’s the square root of 144?