Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: Who composed the jazz standard "Misty"?  
A: Erroll Garner

Q: Becky Thatcher is the love interest of which literary leading man? 
A: Tom Sawyer

Q: What breed of dog was Stephen King’s Cujo? 
A: St. Bernard

Q: Where is Benghazi? 
A: Libya

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: On Apr. 25, 1950, in the NBA draft, the Boston Celtics used their second-round pick to select the first African-American to play in the NBA. What was his name?  
A: Chuck Cooper of Duquesne.
 Q: Who said this the quote, “ I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” is usually attributed to?  
A: Voltaire
Q:Who was sworn in as the first United States vice-president? 
A: John Adams
Q: Many reasons have been given for the decline of the Big Band Era. World War Two ended in 1945 and as the nation struggled to convert from a war economy to a peace time economy many had less to spend on entertainment. Civil rights developed as an issue affecting the type of music played. The expenses of maintaining a big band, with its high payrolls and brutal traveling schedules contributed to their decline in tough economic times. Also popular music tastes shifted from big bands to featured singers, jazz combos, and bebop and rock and roll. But what is generally cited as the start of their demise? 
A: Two year Musicians Union strike.
 

 


Sunday, April 19, 2015


Q:In which state is The Grand Canyon? 
A: Arizona

Q:How many seasons were made of the TV series Lost? 
A: Six

Q:What country drinks the most tea per capita? 
As of 2014, Turkey, Morocco, Ireland, the top three with the United Kingdom 5th and the U.S.A. 69th

Q:What percent of the world's population speaks more than one language?  
A: it's generally said that more than half of the world speaks 2+ languages

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: What is the most Northern, Eastern, AND Western state in all of the United States?  
A: Alaska
  Q: Who is credited with the quote: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”? 
 A: Confucius
Q: Where to Croissants come from? 
A: Not from Paris but from Vienna, Austria
Q: Where were tea bags invented? 
 A: The United States invented tea bags in 1904.Some purest consider this the worst invention ever.
 
 



Sunday, April 05, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: Easter Island belongs to which South American country?
 
A: Chile
 
Q: Which Old Testament book is read in temple during Passover?  

A: Song of Songs


Q: What sweet objects are commonly 'hunted' by children at Easter time?  
 A: Chocolate Eggs

Q: What is the name of the unleavened bread eaten during Passover?  

A: Matzah
 

 


Saturday, April 04, 2015

Alan's Trivia


Q: What type of hat do women and girls traditionally wear at Easter services and parades?  
A: An Easter bonnet
 Q: Passover, the popular Jewish holiday, is celebrated in remembrance of what?  
A: the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt.
 
Q: The Dutch were the first Europeans to discover Easter Island on Easter Sunday of what year? 
A: 1722

Q: How did God first appear to Moses?  
A: Burning Bush
 


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia


Q: Who is the only person to have been named to the College Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and as a coach? 
A: John Wooden holds that honor.

Q: What former movie star served as a member of the U.N. delegation and as ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia?  
A: The ambassador was Shirley Temple Black, the famed little dancing girl in movies.

Q: What WWII fighter pilot was the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound on Oct. 14, 1947?  
A: The record-breaking pilot was Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager.