Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was the only Peanuts character to believe in the Great Pumpkin?

2)  Snoopy dressed as a WWI flying Ace and imagined this as his airplane.

3)  This country is associated most closely with mummies.

4)  Who kept getting rocks instead of candy when the gang was out trick-or-treating?


1)  Linus

2)  Snoopy imagined his dog house was his airplane.

3)  Egypt

4)  Charlie Brown

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capital Rotunda?

2)  On this date in 1938, Orson Welles stirred a national panic with his radio drama. Listeners believed the "simulated" news bulletins in the drama were real and that Grovers Mill, NJ, actually was being invaded by men from Mars.

3)  Boxing fans may recall that on this date in 1974, Muhammed Ali regained the world championship title by knocking out this heavyweight champ.

4)  On this date in 1984, Linda Ronstadt performed


1)   Rosa Perks was interred in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on this date in 2005.

2)  It was a dramatization of H.G. Wells' novel War of the Worlds.

3)  George Foreman

4)  Ronstadt attempted the role of Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme.  The performance was a production of Joseph Papp for the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What was Superman's given name by his father?

2)  Cleek, mashie and niblick are varieties of these.

3)  On this date in 1997, he was made an honorary U.S. veteran at the age of 94.

4)   On this date in 1956, The Huntley-Brinkley Report debuted on NBC TV, replacing what other news show?


1)  Kal-El

2)  golf clubs

3)  Bob Hope was awarded this honor, the first of its kind in recognition of his many years entertaining U.S. troops via the USO.

4)  The Huntley-Brinkley Report's predecessor was The Camel News Caravan. Its catchphrase was "bringing you today's news today," which now seems silly, but then the idea of getting news of events in the same day was a new technological development.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


!)  Kilts were first worn in which country?

2) This style of jazz, at the height of popularity in the 30s and 40s, dominated social events and dances. What was the name of this style?

3) In a deck of playing cards, which king does not have a moustache?

4)  This jazz genre, associated with Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan and Lee Konitz, de-emphasized blues in favor of crisper tones. What was the name of this style of jazz?


1)  Though most strongly associated with Scotland, kilts first appeared in France. Here's some history if you're interested.

2)  Swing

3)  The King of Hearts

4)  "Cool Jazz"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alan Rick's Trivia!


1)  Gout is a condition caused by elevated levels of this.

2)  Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC on this date in 1975. Who was the first host?

3)  This auto maker recently recalled 7.43 million cars due to a problem with a sticky power window switch.

4)  This female shuttle astronaut was the first woman to walk in space.


1)  uric acid

2)  George Carlin

3)  Toyota. "Recalled in North America are the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion models xB and xD, spanning 2.47 million vehicles" (Detroit Free Press, October 11, 2012).

4) Kathy Sullivan

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)   As of 2012, only five jazz musicians have been featured the cover of Time magazine. Who were they?

2)  Who wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?

3)  What is the capital of Pakistan?

4)  What is the current official name of Chicago's Sears Tower?


1)  Louis Armstrong (Feb. 1949), Dave Brubeck (Nov. 1954), Duke Ellington (Aug. 1956), Thelonius Monk (Feb. 1964), and Wynton Marsalis (Oct. 1990).

2)  Stephen R. Covey

3)  Islamabad

4)  Though Sears' naming rights expired in 2003, people persist in still referring to the skyscraper as the Sears Tower.  In 2009, Willis Group Holdings purchased the building and its official name became the Willis Tower.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  On this date in 1930, Laura Ingalls Wilder became the first woman to do this.

2)  On this date in 1967, Doc Henderson became the new musical director for The Tonight Show.  Who did he replace?

3)  In our solar system, which planet is the largest?

4)  What color is Midori liqueur?


1)  She was the first woman to fly across the U.S., completing a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field in New York to Glendale, California.

2)  Skitch Henderson

3)  Jupiter

4)  green

Monday, October 08, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was the only pitcher to pitch a perfect game in the World Series?

2)  What do deltiologists collect?

3)  In what sport is sabermetrics used for analysis?

4)  When is the next presidential election?


1)  Don Larson pitched a perfect game for the Yankees on this date in 1956.

2)  postcards

3)  Baseball. Saber metrics gets its name from the acronym, SABR, which stands for the Society of Baseball Research. The book and subsequent movie, Moneyball, made Sabermetrics famous.

4)  November 6.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What was Che Guevera's given first name?

2)  According to Greek mythology, Arges, Brontes and Steropes were all  _______________.

3)  The temporalis muscle is used to do this.


1)  Ernesto

2)  They were all cyclops.

3)  The temporalis muscle is used for chewing.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) When was Halley's Comet last visible to the naked eye?

2)  The Beatles released their first single ____ years ago.

3)  For what film did Susan Sarandon win an Oscar for Best Actress?

4)  This is blood type the rarest.


1) 1986

2)  The song was "Love Me Do." It was released 50 years ago, October 5th, 1962.

3)  Dead Man Walking.

4)  Type AB is rarest. There is even the extremely rare type A-H; it's so rare, only three people in the world are known to have it.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  In filming Janet Leigh's famous shower scene in the Hitchcock thriller, Psycho, what was used for blood?

2)  Who was the mother of Queen Mary I?

3)   Lachanophobia is the fear of what?


1)  Chocolate syrup - remember the movie was filmed in black and white.

2)  Catherine of Aragon, the youngest daughter of Duke Ferdinand and Queen Isabella; she was Henry VIII's first wife.

3)  vegetables

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which character is usually associated with Gepetto?

2)  Charles Schulz' comic strip Peanuts debuted on this date in 1950. What were the names of the four original characters?

3)  What position did Snoopy play on Charlie Brown's baseball team?

4)  What were Bonnie and Clyde's full names?


1)  Pinocchio

2)  The original Peanuts characters were Charlie, Snoopy, Patty and Shermy.

3)  shortstop

4)  Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

Monday, October 01, 2012

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is the term for a baby oyster?

2)  According to Great Britain's Imperial system of measurement, how many pounds equal one stone?

3)  On TV's The Simpsons, what is Homer Simpson's brother's name?

4)  What is the birthstone for October?

5)  What is the flower associated with October?


1)  A baby oyster is called a "spat."

2)  14 pounds are considered to be one "stone."

3)   Homer's brother is a half-brother named Herb Powell. The character was introduced in the 15th show of the second season and was voiced by Danny DeVito.

4)  Both tourmaline and opal are gemstones for October.

5)  Calendula and cosmos are the flowers for October.