Friday, April 18, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Questions:

1)  He is credited for having said, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."

2)  On this date in 1902 this country became the first to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.

3)  How many incisor teeth do humans have?

4)  How many "deadly sins" are there?

Answers:

1)  Confucius

2)  Denmark

3)  8

4)  "The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a classification of vices (part of Christian ethics) that has been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct Christians concerning fallen humanity's tendency to sin. In the currently recognized version, the sins are usually given as wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony" (from Wikipedia).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Questions:

1)  Which is the hottest planet in our solar system?

2)  Tanqueray is what kind of alcohol?

3)  What was unveiled at the New York World's Fair on this date in 1964 ?

4)  Who was the author of Fahrenheit 451?

Answers:

1)  Venus

2)  gin

3)  Ford Mustang

4)  Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Questions:

1)  Solid carbon dioxide is also known as what?

2)  Who was the star of the 80s TV show, Knight Rider?

3)  She was the first woman to be inducted into the National Comedy Hall of Fame.

4)  What material does craft quilling usually involve?

Answers:

1)  Dry ice

2)  David Hasselhoff

3)  Minnie Pearl

4)  paper

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Questions:

1)  According to U.S. government estimates, what percentage of tax payers cheat when filing their income tax?

2)  Why was the first U.S. income tax implemented?

3)  The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution passed in 1913. What did it establish?

4) The first President to implement an income tax in the U.S. was ______________.

5)  This President was responsible for the largest federal income tax cut in the 20th century.

6)  In the U.S., the income tax laws are written by which branch of the government.

7) As of 2000, the U.S. Internal Revenue code was how many pages long?

8)  Which country has the highest income tax percentage rate?

Answers:

1)  17%

2)  to fund the escalating costs of the Civil War

3)  The Sixteenth Amendment made the collection of an income tax permanent.

4)  Lincoln

5)  Reagan

6) the legislative branch - laws are written and passed by Congress

7)  4,500+ pages

8)  Belgium at 56%

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia

Questions:

1) Which planet has the most moons?

2) Where did coffee originate?

3) Which planet did Mork from the sitcom Mork & Mindy come from?

4) Snap, snow, and pigeon are varieties of which foodstuff?

Answers:

1) Jupiter

2) Ethiopia (according to the National Coffee Association)

3) Ork



4) Peas

Friday, April 11, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Questions:

1)  Joseph Yule, Jr. died this week. The world knew him by what name?

2)  Who was known for saying, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."?

Answers:

1)  Actor Mickey Rooney passed away this week at the age of 93.

2)  Mae West

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!

Questions:

1)  Who was President following Abraham Lincoln?

2)  The Connecticut Huskies and the Kentucky Wildcats recently faced off in what sport?

3)  What song was the first father-daughter duet to hit #1 on the Billboard Pop chart?

Answers:

1)  Andrew Johnson

2)  NCAA Mens' Basketball

3)  Frank and Nancy Sinatra's "Somethin' Stupid" reached #1 on this date in 1967.