Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) On May 31, 1990, the TV show that we all know as "Seinfeld" premiered as a summer series on NBC. The pilot aired the previous July under what title?

2) What phrase was set as the U.S. national motto by Congress in 1956?

3) What Walt Disney movie was the first full-length, animated feature film to be released (in 1937)?


1) The Seinfeld Chronicles was renamed simply Seinfeld, and lasted nine seasons.

2) "In God We Trust."

3) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Alan Rock's Trivia, May 30, 2011


1) If a plant were to be described as being sanative, what power would it have?

2) What vegetables did Thomas Jefferson and others introduce into our nation?

3) Margaret Roberts is an important personality in British history. What was her famous position?

4) Most male mammals are larger than the females of their species. What is the weight difference between the sexes in the case of the mountain gorilla?


1) These plants are considered to be curatives.

2) Thomas Jefferson was one of the first Americans to grow tomatoes, which were then known as "love apples."

3) Margaret Roberts is the maiden name of Great Britain's former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

4) The male mountain gorilla may weight double that of the female.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What motor vehicle was invented by the German inventor Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler in 1885?

2) Which jazz cornet player was portrayed by Danny Kaye in a movie biography?

3) To make one tablespoon of honey, bees must collect nectar from how many flowers?


1) Daimler invented the motorcycle.

2) Red Nichols in the film The Five Pennies.

3) 2,000

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Actor James Arness won the part of Matt DIllon after this movie star turned it down.

2) What is the alternate name for Memorial Day?

3) What war resulted in the creation of the national holiday, Memorial Day?

4) Who was the first president to have died in office?


1) John Wayne

2) Decoration Day (as in decorating the graves of the fallen)

3) The Civil War

4) William Henry Harrison. He caught a cold at his inauguration which worsened into pneumonia. He died a month later.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What is the only bird that can fly backwards?

2) Which of the 50 states is nicknamed the "Treasure State"?

3) How many military academies are there in the U.S.?


1) the hummingbird

2) Montana

3) There are five: the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, The U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What was the name of the biographical film which depicted the life of George M. Cohan?

2) What is the world's smallest republic (only 24 square miles!)? It's located in northeastern Italy and may be the oldest state in Europe, according to The New American Desk Encyclopedia.

3) What famous horror tale was written by Bram Stoker?

4) For having played George M. Cohan in the above-mentioned movie, this actor won an Academy Award. Who was he?


1) Yankee Doodle Dandy

2) The Republic of San Marino

3) Dracula

4) James Cagney

Monday, May 23, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) In the wake of the Soviet collapse in 1990, a classic American film debuted in the former Soviet Union under the title, Unesennye Vetrom. What is the original English title?

2) Who was the first artist to cover a Beatles song and have a hit with it in the UK?

3) The brand name, "Nabisco" got its name from this more formal name.


1) Gone With the Wind

2) Ella Fitzgerald had a #34 hit in the UK with "Can't Buy Me Love."

3) The National Biscuit Company

Friday, May 20, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Cher was born on this date in 1946. What was the name of the daughter she had with Sonny Bono.

2) What animal's young is known as a pullet?

3) Which president kept a jar full of this colorful kind of his favorite candy?

4) Name the colonial leader who uttered the immortal phrase, "give me liberty or give me death."


1) Chastity - who has since had gender reassignment surgery and is now "Chaz."

2) A pullet is a young hen.

3) Ronald Reagan always kept Jelly Belly brand of jellybeans handy.

4) Patrick Henry

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Who was the first president to have been born in the United States, meaning once independence from Britain had been established?

2) Who was the first American president to have received the Nobel Prize?

3) Who was the first Democratic presidential candidate to use an image of a donkey on his campaign posters?


1) Martin Van Buren, born in 1782.

2) President Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1906.

3) Andrew Jackson in his 1828 campaign.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) This pitcher was the oldest to have pitched a perfect no-hitter game. Who was he?

2) Which letters were the last to join the English alphabet?

3) What was Perry Como's first #1 hit?

4) Where can you see the original Declaration of Independence?


1) Randy Johnson retired 27 batters in 2004, pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks at the age of 40.

2) j and u

3) "Til the End of Time" - 1945

4) In Washington D.C. at the National Archives Building

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What is Western Europe's largest mountain range?

2) Which president once had a job as a radio sportscaster?

3) According to the Summer Institute for Linguistics, this language is spoken by most of the people living on the planet.


1) The Alps

2) Ronald Reagan

3) Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language with over 937,132,000 speakers.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) This candy bar is produced by Hershey Company's main rival, Nestle Corp., all around the world, except in the U.S., where its production is licensed to Hershey. Which candy bar is it?

2) What terrorist bombing took place April 19, 1995?

3) On this day in 1929, the first Oscars were awarded. What was the name of the first film to win the Academy Award?

4) How many countries share a border with Brazil?


1) Kit Kat Bar

2) The Oklahoma City bombing

3) Wings

4) 10: Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia,Venezuela, Guyana, French Guinea and Suriname

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) How many Best Actress Oscars did Katharine Hepburn win?

2) Florence Nightingale was born on this date in 1820. She was nicknamed the "lady with a lamp" for what reason?

3) On this date in 1932, a new Disney character called "Dippy Dog" debuted in the cartoon, "Mickey's Revue." The character was a hit and later became known by what name?


1) Four:
1933: Morning Glory
1967: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
1968: The Lion in Winter
1981: On Golden Pond

2) Ms. Nightingale carried a pet owl with her everywhere.

3) Goofy

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Mickey Mouse was the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia. What was the name of the Sorcerer?

2) What country invented the automobile?

3) On this day in 1997, a computer did something it had never done previously. What was the accomplishment?

4) What was the first novel to have been written on a typewriter?


1) The sorcerer's name was "Yensid," or "Disney," spelled backwards.

2) France. The U.S., thanks to Henry Ford, created the assembly line method of production.

3) IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer beat world champion chess player, Gary Kasparov.

4) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Deejay and Laugh-In emcee Gary Owens appeared in an Academy Award-winning film. What was it?

2) Who is the longest serving monarch?

3) Who was the youngest man to become prime minister?


1) Midnight Cowboy

2) Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

3) Hun Sen of Cambodia.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What was Louis Armstrong's first number one hit?

2) Harrisonburg, Virginia has a state university named for this Virginia-born president.

3) This car rental company launched in 1923.

4) Cape Canaveral was (at least temporarily) renamed after this president.


1) "Hello, Dolly"

2) Madison University, named for James Madison

3) Hertz

4) John F. Kennedy. Called Cape Kennedy from 1963 - 1973, the name is now Kennedy Space Center which is at Cape Canaveral.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) It was in this Star Trek series that the crew met Mark Twain.

2) Who was the man credited with being the director of The Wizard of Oz?

3) Including the recently discovered stories, how many tales did Hans Christian Andersen write?

4) This broadcast journalist once famously said, "Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."


1) Star Trek: Next Generation

2) Victor Fleming

3) 212

4) Charles Kuralt

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) This human organ creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. What is it?

2) These two countries make up the Iberian Peninsula.

3) This was the world's first black republic - established in 1804.

4) There are no countries whose names begin with this letter.


1) The heart.

2) Spain and Portugal.

3) Haiti.

4) "X"

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Today is Bing Crosby's birthday. He picked up a Best Actor Oscar for his role in what film?

2) This Olympic athlete was the only one to have won the gold for both the pentathlon and decathlon. Who was he?

3) These three sisters recorded more than 100 songs, selling more than 90 million records. They were renowned for their USO tours in WWII. Who were they?

4) This former child actress served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1967 - 1970. Who was she?


1) Going My Way

2) Jim Thorpe in 1912.

3) The Andrews Sisters (Laverne, Patty and Maxene).

4) Shirley Temple Black. Ms. Temple-Black served as ambassador for several decades.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) On this day in 1974, filming began at Martha's Vineyard on this scary blockbuster. What was it?

2) Which two South American countries do not share a border with Brazil?

3) How many U.S. capital cities have the word, "City" as part of their name?

4) Which city hosted the first session of the United Nations General Assembly?


1) Jaws

2) Ecuador and Chile

3) There are four: Jefferson City, KS; Oklahoma City, OK; Salt Lake City, UT; Carson City, NV

4) London