Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 6/30/09

Q1: What Olympic Gold Medal winning gymnast went on to play Peter Pan on Broadway?
A1: Cathy Rigby

Q2: Who was the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500?
A2: Janet Guthrie

Q3: In what instance is it acceptable to fly the American flag upside down?
A3: In times of distress

Q4: When was the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBA) inaguaral season?
A4: 1996

Monday, June 29, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 6/29/09

Q1: The founders of {Portland, Oregon, chose the name by flipping a coin. If the coin had come up on the other side, what would Portland be named?
A1: Boston

Q2: When asked if there was anything she didn't play, what female athlete replied, "Yeah, dolls."
A2: Babe Didrikson

Q3: What happened to London Bridge?
A3: The famed London Bridge which spanned the River Thames for almost 140 years from the 1830s until 1968, now connects Arizona's Lake Havasu City's mainland and island. The bridge survived a terrorist attack in 1884 and the bombing from the Germans in both World Wars. But it could not withstand the forces of nature, as it was sinking into the Thames River's clay bottom.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 6/26/09

Q1: What was the original name of the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
A1: The FBI was the Bureau of Investigation when it was created, in 1908.

Q2: How long is a chameleon's tounge?
A2: The chameleon, a small lizard generally measuring 6 or 7 inches has a tounge longer than its body. With a thrust of this remarkable appendage, it can catch insects some 10 inches away.

Q3: If you get stung by a bee, how should you remove a bee stinger?
A3: Scrape it off sideways.

Alan Rock 's Trivia for 6/25/09

Q1: At his heaviest, how much did U.S. President James Madison weigh?
A1: 98 pounds

Q2: The human kidney consists of over 1 million little tubes. What is the total length of the tubes in both kidneys?
A2: About forty miles

Q3: Which language has the longest alphabet?
A3: The longest alphabet is Cambodian. It has 74 letters compared with the 26 in English.

Q4: Which dances are the best to lose weight with?
A4: Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour. Twenty minutes of moderate dancing will elevate heart rate up to aerobic levels. One study found polkas, swing dancing, and waltzes to be particularly effective for weight loss.

Alan Rock's Trivia for 6/24/2009

Q1: On June 4, 1949, NBC debuted the first network television western. What is the name of it?
A2: Hopalong Cassidy

Q2: How many of our presidents were born BRitish subjects?
A2: Eight (Washigton, J.Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, J.Q. Adams, Jackson, and W. Harrison)

Q3: Who was the oldest person ever elected U.S. president?
A3: Ronald W. Reagan, 40th president

Q4: One of the divisive figure in jazz masic was Gunther Schuller, whose work, begining in the 1950's, sought to combine some elements of classical music with the improvisational techniques of jazz, creating in Sculler used for this endeavor?
A4: Thrid Stream

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What was the former name of Vietnamese city, Ho Chi Minh City?

2) On this date in 1888, Frederick Douglass was the first African-American to _______.

3)Before the J.Edsgar Hoover building, where was the FBI located?

4) The first Earth satellite was launched by the Soviets in 1957. What was its name?


1) Saigon

2) Frederick Douglass was nominated for president of the United States.

3) The FBI worked out of the Department of Justice

4) Sputnik

Monday, June 22, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia! (for 6/19/09)


1) What sport Did President Harding play almost daily?

2) What's the difference between a zebu and a zebub?

3) Who was the first U.S. president to have appointed a Supreme Court justice?


1) Ping Pong

2) Zebus are a kind of cattle; zebubs are flies similar to tsetse flies.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) A singer was hired to dub Lauren Bacall's singing voice in To Have and Have Not. Who was it?

2)What part of the day is the coolest?

3)On the wall maps in Philadelphia's Independence Hall there is a different label for the Atlantic Ocean. What appears instead?

4) Who was the first head of a cabinet-level department who went on to become president?


1) A teen-aged Andy Williams

2)4 AM - 7 AM

3) "Western" Ocean

4) Thomas Jefferson had served as head of the State Department

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: June 17, 1955 was a historic day in Anaheim, California. What happened?
A1: Disneyland Opened.

Q2: Barry Manilow once worked as a pianist for what singer?
A2: Bette Midler

Q3: What do you call a bunch of bananas?
A3: A cluster or bunch is called a hand. Individual bananas are called fingers.

Q4: How many of our presidents never attended school?
A4: Nine presidents: Washigton, Jackson, Van Buren, Taylor, Fillmore, Lincoln, A Johnson, Cleveland and Truman.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)What was Sleeping Beauty's name?

2)What do most adults consider to be the most important product introduced during the last century?

3) On this date in 1995, Batman Forever opened in the U.S. In this movie, who played The Riddler?

4) Who was the first Rhodes scholar to be elected as a president of the U.S.?


1) Princess Aurora

2) According to Roper Starch Worldwide in New York, 83% answered "the computer" (9% for the telephone and 5%, television).

3) Jim Carrey

4) Bill Clinton

Monday, June 15, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: What was the screwdriver first used for?
A1: To help knights put on their armor on.

Q2: In hot weather, you should avoid eating food high in what?
A2: Protein

Q3: What color clothing is best for keeping the heat off?
A3: White

Q4: Who was the first speaker of the House to move on to be president?
A4: James K. Polk, the 11th president

Friday, June 12, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Movie actor Gregory Peck died on June 12, 2003. Can you name the 1991 movie in which he appeared with Robert Mitchum, both men were also in the original 1962 version.
A1: Cape Fear

Q2: Who was Mighty Mouse's arch enemy and the name of his girlfriend?
A2: His arch enemy was an evil cat named Oil Can Harry. His girlfriend's name is Pearl Purheart (Mitzy in the comic strip).

Q3: Where can one visit the tomb of George and Martha Washigton?
A3: Mount Vernon

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: On June 11, 1979, movie actor Marion Morrison died at 72. He was better known as... who?
A1: John Wayne

Q2: Do people still play mintonette?
A2: Yes, today the game is called volleyball.

Q3: What does SCUBA stand for?
A3: Self Contained Underwater Breath Apparatus

Q4: Who plays the movie voice of E.T. in Steven Spielberg's classic science fiction film?
A4: Debra Winger

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Which worldwide organization was founded by two friends (Dr. Robert Smith and William G. Wilson) on this date in 1935?
A1: Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) According to the Fund-Raising Counsel Trust for philanthropy, in the U.S., who is the most philanthropic - corporations, individuals, or foundations?

2) Who invented the solid-body electric guitar?

3) Celebrating his birthday today (46), actor Johnny Depp once sat in on an Oasis recording session, What instrument did he play?

4) Which cartoon character made his "debut" in "Little Wise Hen"?

5) Who was the first U.S. president to appear on a coin?


1) Individuals give six times more than corporations and foundations combined.

2) Les Paul

3) guitar

4) Donald Duck

5) Lincoln

Monday, June 08, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Pepperoni is the most popular U.S. pizza topping. What is the least favorite?
A1: Anchovy

Q2: By water content, how much snow is equal to one inch of rain?
A2: Ten inches

Q3: What was the first country to give women the right to vote?
A3: New Zealand, 1893

Q4: What weather-related experience has been proven to literally "knock your socks off"
A4: Being struck by lightning.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: According to "Better Homes and Garden" magazine, if you're prone to motion sickness when flying, where is it better to sit?
A1: Over the wing

Q2: How many neck bones does a giraffe have?
A2: 7

Q3: He played Hopalong Cassidy in 66 movies and almost a hundred TV episodes, what was his name?
A3: William Boyd

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: In the 1970's TV series "McCloud", Dennis Weaver played a law officer on assignment in New York -- from which state?
A1: New Mexico

Q2: What northern city was the birthplace of jazz in the 1920's?
A2: Chicago

Q3: What was the term most commmonly applied to the mainstream jazz of the 1930's and early 40's?
A3: The Swing Era

Q4: Who was the first U.S. president that was not born in the orginal 13 colonies or in a British colony?
A4: Abraham Lincoln, born in Hodgenville, Kentucky

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Born this date in 1925, He starred in such films as Houdini and Some Like It Hot. Who was he?

2) Who played alto saxophone on Billy Joel's 1977 hit, "Just the Way You Are"?

3) Who was the original host of "The Gong Show"?

4) What legendary tenor saxophonist was a founding member of Weather Report?


1) Tony Curtis

2) Phil Woods

3) For the first year of the show Gary Owens hosted. Producer and creator, Chuck Barris assumed hosting duties after that.

4) Wayne Shorter

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On June 2, 1924, Congress granted citizenship to what group of people?

2) On this date in 1886, a U.S. president did something no other president had done before or since. What was it?

3) Who is the only author to have authored a book for every category in the Dewey decimal system?

1) Native Americans!

2) Grover CLeveland got married.

3) Isaac Asimov

Monday, June 01, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: What is the name and height of the highest point in U.S.?
A1: Mount McKinley, Alaska

Q2: How many nations are members of the United Nations?
A2: 192

Q3: According to the NAtional Climatic Data Center, what is the windiest U.S. city?
A3: Dodge City, Kansas. Chicago, the Windy City, is 53rd!