Friday, October 16, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Actor Tim Robbins was born this day in 1958. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this 2003 movie. What was its name?

2) If you suffer from hypnophobia, you fear what?

3) Which U.S. president used to swim in the Potomac against the current for exercise?


1) Mystic River

2) You are afraid to go to sleep.

3) John Quincy Adams

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1990, a former Soviet Republic leader was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Who was it?

2) On this date in 1903, Gordon Nance was born in Pattonsburg, MO. We knew him better as what silver screen cowboy?

3) Before Linda Lavin got the lead on TV's "Alice," she had a recurring role on another hit show of the 70s. Which show was it?


1) Mikhail Gorbachev

2) As "Wild Bill" Elliott, he starred in the Saturday serial, "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock" and he played Red Ryder in both serials and feature films.

3) Linda Lavin had a recurring role as Det. Janice Wentworth in "Barney Miller."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1926, the first Winnie the Pooh book was published. Name the author.

2) In the TV series, Maverick, Roger Moore had a recurring role. What was it?


1) A.A. Milne

2) He played "Beauregard," Bret Maverick's cousin.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1957, two superstars hosted an hour-long TV special on ABC introducing the 1958 Edsel. The special was a ratings hit. Who were they?

2) On this date in 1958, Warren Covington and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra had the #7 hit on Billboard's Hot 100. It was the last "big band" hit song. Name it.

3) Which brand of coffee first appeared in sealed tin cans in 1879?

4) On this date in 1792, the cornerstone to the White House was laid. Who was the first presidential family to live in the White House?


1) Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra

2) "Tea-for-Two Cha-Cha"

3) Chase and Sanborn

4) John Adams

Monday, October 12, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Which mammal has the longest life expectancy?

2) Which flower was appointed by Congress to be the U.S. national flower?

3) Before dinner plates, what did people eat off of?


1) Humans have the longest life expectancy

2) the rose

3) people used thick slices of stale bread they called a "trencher"

Friday, October 09, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What did Columbus bring to the New World on his third trip that he missed bringing before?

2) What is the longest time a chicken remained in flight?

3) For which role did Charlton Heston receive the Oscar for best actor?

4) What film produced a Best Actor Oscar for Robert DeNiro?


1) Rather than what, it's who. Columbus brought women - 30, to be specific, on his third voyage.

2) 13 seconds

3) Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur (1959)

4) Raging Bull

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1956, the only perfect game in a World Series was pitched in a matchup between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers. Who was the pitcher?

2) How many eggs does an oyster lay?

3) On this date in 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act, outlawing what?

4) Which U.S. general, who served in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War, was 6'5" and 300 lbs?


1) Don Larsen

2) A female American Oyster lays an average of 500 million eggs per year. Usually, only one survives.

3) The Volstead Act ushered in the era of Prohibition, prohibiting the sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

4) Winfield Scott

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Where does the art of bonsai come from?

2) The fastest growing trees grow at what rate per month?

3) What's the difference between regular boxing gloves and golden gloves?

4) Who was known as the "March King" and was a noted leader of the U.S. Marine Band?


1) China

2) The Quercus Virginiana (live oak) tree grows 2.5 ft. per month

3) So-called "golden gloves" weigh 10 0ounces, while regular gloves weigh 8 ounces.

4) John Philip Sousa

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) How many varieties of tomatoes are there (hint:L the answer may be on your ketchup bottle!)?

2) In 1893, this fruit was designated as a vegetable in a court decision pertaining to tariff laws. What was it?

3) Seven U.S. states were named after royalty. Which ones are they?

4) Where were streets first paved?


1) 57 (that was too easy!)

2) The TOMATO!

3) Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia

4) Rome laid out the world's first paved streets 170 BC. The new streets were popular, as they functioned in all sorts of weather and were easier to keep clean, but they did tend to amplify the noise level.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What U.S. president had an autobiography entitled, Where's the Rest of Me?

2) Name the son of a slave family who was the first to receive an honorary degree from Harvard in 1896.

3) In 1781, this state was the first to officially designate the Fourth of July as a holiday. Which state was it?


1) This was Ronald Reagan's biography , published in 1965.

2) Booker T. Washington

3) Massachusetts

Friday, October 02, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this date in 1959, "The Twilight Zone" made its television debut. Who was its creator and host?

2) What city - the only one in the world - is located on two continents?


1) Rod Serling

2) Istanbul extends to both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorous Strait.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) The long-running series, "Cheers," debuted September 30th, 1982. What was the name of the character played by actress Rhea Perlman?

2) Dennis Quaid's brother, Randy, was a regular on what weekly TV show?

3) On this date in 1962, Johnny Carson took over the reigns of "The Tonight Show." Who were his guests that night?


1) Carla Tortelli (later "marrying" hockey playing Eddie LeBeque, making her Carla Tortelli-LeBeque))

2) SNL in the mid '80s.

3) Tony Bennett, Joan Crawford, Rudy Vallee, Mel Brooks, and Groucho Marx.