Friday, July 31, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/31/09

Q1: The cornerstone was laid for the first U.S. government building. Can you name it?
A1: The U.S. Mint, on July 31, 1792. And just think, this year it'll be paid off -- if we can borrow the money.

Q2: On July 31, 1971: David R. Scott and James B. Irwin did something nobody had ever done before. What?
A2: They became the first astronauts to ride a vehicle on the moon. The moon buggy traveled five miles on the lunar surface.

Q3: Best known as the founder of the American Red Cross, she had a number of other careers in her life. She taught shcool for eighteen years, then became the first full-time clerk in the U.S. Patent Office. During the Civil War, she became a legend as the "Angel of the Battlefield." Who is she?
A3: Clara Harlowe Barton

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/30/09

Q1: Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947. Can you name the SECOND movie in which he appeard -- in 1994-- with Danny De Vito?
A1: Junior (First was Twins)

Q2: Can you name the only predominantly Christian Asian country?
A2: The Philippines are 81 percent Roman Catholic and 9 percent Protestant.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/29/09

Q1: On July 29, 1981 there was a very big wedding in London. Who got married?
A1: Prince Charles and Lady Di

Q2: Who was the first actress to win a second Best Actress Oscar?
A2: Luise Rainer won her first Best Actress Academy Award in 1936 for her appearance in "The Great Ziegfeld" and followed her victory in the next year for her acting in "The Good Earth."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/28/09

Q1: On July 28, 1866, she was born in England. In 1894, she wrote a letter to a critically ill child about four little rabbits: Flopsy, Mospy, Cottontail, and Peter. The story since then has been published in 17 languages. The story was inspired by her own pet rabbit, Benjamin H. Bouncer. She was a famous author of children's books. Who was she?
A1: Beatrix Potter

Q2: The first major international TV broadcast took place in 1953. What event was it?
A2: It was the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Q3: Who was the first film star to win a second Best Actor Oscar?
A3: Spencer Tracy won his first Best Actor Academy Award in 1937 for his performance in "Captains Courageous" then took home a second in 1938 for "Boys Town."

Q4: Do you remember Blackbeard the Pirate? What was Blackbeard's ship name? What is his real name?
A4: The Flagship also known as Queen Anne's Revenge. The ship sank in 1718. Blackbeard's real name is Edward Teach.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/27/09

Q1: In the 1976 film "Ode to Billy Joe," inspired by Bobby Gentry's hit song, who played Billy Joe McAllister?
A1: Robby Benson

Q2: Who was the first movie comic to be hit in the face with a pie?
A2: Fatty Arbuckle. Mabel Normand flung it in "A Noise from the Deep," a 1913 silent film.

Q3: How many songs did Irving Berlin write?
A3: Irving Berlin was prolific, writing more than 900 songs, 19 musicals, and the scores of 18 movies. Some of his songs that have become beloved classics include, "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Easter Parade," and "White Christmas."

Friday, July 24, 2009

Alan Rock'sTrivia 7/24/09

Q1: She was born on July 24th 1898. She was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. She disappeared in the Pacific during an attempted round the world flight. Who was she?
A1: Amelia Earhart

Q2: William Moulton Marston who created the comic character Wonder Woman, also invented something, what was it?
A2: William Moulton Marston, also invented the lie detector, so obviously everything he wrote about Wonder Woman was true.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/23/09

Q1:On July 23rd 1961, actor Woody Harrelson was born. Can you name the 1996 movie for which he recieved a Best Actor Oscar nomination?
A1: The People vs. Larry Flynt

Q2: She was born in 1894 and died in 1937. She called herself the Empress of Blues - others called her the greatest female blues singer. Who is she?
A2: Bessie Smith

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/22/09

Q1: What university was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey?
A1: The College of New Jersey is now Princeton University.

Q2: When she was nineteen she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Who is she?
A2: Gertrude Ederle

Q3: On July 22nd 1934, which famous gangster was gunned down by FBI agents in Chicago?
A3: John Dillinger

Q4: Fluffy or lumpy clouds are called what?
A4: Cumulus Clouds

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/21/09

Q1: On July 21, 1955 the last episode of a popular radio program airs. The show had been one of radio's most popular programs since its debut in 1944. The star of the show was Leonard Slye, we knew him as?
A1: Roy Rogers was the host of the Roy Rogers Show. He was born Leonard Slye in Cincinnati in 1911. He first came to Hollywood in the 1920's as a migrant fruit picker. In the early 1930's, he joined a singing group called Uncle Tom Murray's Holllywood Hillbillies, which first played on the radio in 1931. Rogers went on to sing with other similar groups, including the Sons of the Pioneers, which recorded hits like " Tumbling Tumbleweeds." The Sons of the Pioneers group was recruited for low-budget western films, and Rogers was soon playing bits and parts for Republic Pictures, the same studio where cowboy star Gene Autry worked. When Autry quit over a dispute with the studio in 1937, Rogers gained more exposure. Starring with his trick horse Trigger and his frequent co-star Dale Evans, Rogers soon became one of the top 10 moneymakers in Hollywood.

Q2: On July 21 1925, the "Trial of the Century" draws national attention. What was the trail about?
A2: School teacher John T. Scopes is convicted of violating Tennessee's law against teaching evolution in public schools. The case debated in the so-called "Trail of the Century" was never really in doubt; the jury only conferred for a few moments in the hallway before returning to the courtroom with a guilty verdict. Nevertheless, the supporters of evolution won the public relations battle that was really at stake.

Q3: In 1955 she swam the English Channel, England to France, in 13 hours 55 minutes, a record for women and men. Who is she"
A3: Florence May Chadwick

Q4: The first major land battle of the Civil War on July 21, 1861. What was the name of the battle?
A4: The First Battle of Bull Run, a large Union force under General Irvin McDowell is routed by a Confederate army under General Pierre G.T. Beauregard.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/20/09

Q1: You are a hedenophobic. What do you have a abnormal fear of?
A1: Pleasure

Q2: How many women's football leagues are there currently in the United States?
A2: 4

Q3: Who scored the 1999 World Cup winning goal for the U.S. National soccer team?
A3: Brandy Chastain

Friday, July 17, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: Which famous music festival opened for the first time on July 17, 1954.
A1: The Newport Jazz Festival

Q2: How hot is lightning?
A2: 70,000 degrees F

Q3: In Pentagon's doublespeak, what is a "combat emplacement evacuator"?
A3: A shovel

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q1: On July 16, 1963, the U.S. Postal Service began using Zip Codes. What does ZIP mean?
A1: Zone Improvement Plan

Q2: Where does oil of wintergreen come from?
A2: From the bark of sweet birch

Q3: On Huly 16, 1945, the first atmoic bomb was tested in what state?
A3: Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Q4: How many of our Presidents served as Vice-Presidents?
A4: 14

Alan Rock's Trivia for 7/15/09

Q1: If you are disk jockey who sufferes from aphonia, what's your problem?
A1: You've lost your voice and it may not come back.

Q2: Where did Popeye live?
A2: The seaport hometown of Sweetwater.

Q3: What did Aristotle claim determined the sex of a baby?
A3: Wind direction

Q4: About how many times has the average American seen "Star Wars" since its 1977 release?
A4: 7

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/14/09

Q1: What river forms the northern border of Kentucky?
A1: Ohio River

Q2: In what country did the "kilt" originate?
A2: France

Q3: What profession is credited with having the most extensive vocabulary?
A3: Journalists

Q4: What was dispensed from the first U.S. vending machines?
A4: Chewing Gum

Monday, July 13, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/13/09

Q1: Which of the Great Lakes is the only one entirely inside US territory?
A1: Lake Michigan

Q2: Which four states make up what is commonly called The Four Corners?
A2: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona

Q3: How many U.S. presidents have died on July 4th?
A3: 3 (Adams, Jefferson, and Monroe)

Q4: What country has the most doughnut shops per capita?
A4: Canada

Friday, July 10, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/10/09

Q1: Emily Dickinson wrote more than 900 poems. How many were published during her lifetime?
A1: Four

Q2: Who was Lucy Hobbs Taylor? And what was she the first to do?
A2: The first woman to become a certified dentist in 1867.

Q3: Oscar the Grouch From TV's Sesame Street had a pet. Do you know what kind of pet it was and it's name?
A3: It was a pet worm named Slimey

Q4: What was John Quincy Adams nickname?
A4: During his heyday, John Quincy Adams was nicknamed "Old Man Eloquent."

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/9/09

Q1: Only one U.S. state has a unicameral legislature. Can you name it?
A1: Nebraska is the only U.S. state with a unicameral legislature.

Q2: What is a vexillologist an expert on?
A2: Flags

Q3: What did singer Michael Jackson collect?
A3: Mannequins

Q4: According to a recent survey, what percent of people who play the car radio while driving also sing along with it?
A4: 75 percent

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/8/09

Q1: What was Flipper's real name?
A1: Mitzi was the dolphin's name in the movie Flipper. For the TV series, she was replaced by Suzy and Cathy.

Q2: The shape of which national monument is called an "obelisk"?
A2: The Washington Monument

Q3: On July 8, 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America presented the first gold record album. Do you know who won? The first gold single had been presented four months earlier for who?
A3: The soundtrack "Oklahoma" had reached one million dollars in sales and it also was the album. Perry Como's "Catch a Falling Star," was the single, meaning the single had sold one million copies.

Q4: What was the early name of what later became the state of Rhode Island?
A4: Rhode Island was originally the Providence Plantations

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/7/09

Q1: Who created the phrase "Iron Curtain" to describe the Soviet Union's blocking of freedom?
A1: The Soviet nickname was by Winston Churchill, in a speech in Fulton, Mo., in 1946

Q2: Which political official is the head of the American Red Cross?
A2: President

Q3: Name the man who wrote the famous song, "Over There"?
A3: George M. Cohan

Q4: Name the top three countries in the world in population.
A4: The top three in order by population are China, India, and the United States

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/2/09

Q1: What is the camel's name?
A1: The name of the camel on the Camel cigarettes pack is Old Joe.

Q2: Which part of the U.S. flag is the "canton"?
A2: The blue square

Q3: How muscular is a caterpillar?
A3: The caterpillar has more than 2,000 muscles.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia 7/1/09

Q1: On July 1, 1941, NBC broadcast the first FCC-sanctioned TV commercial, a spot shown during a Dodgers-Phillies game. It cost $9. Who was it for?
A1: For Bulova watches

Q2: In which publication was the Pledge of Allegiance first published?
A2: The Youth's Companion

Q3: How many official federal holidays are observed in the United States?
A3: 10