Monday, September 30, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is Bill Gates' wife's name?

2)  He was the singer/songwriter of the song "I Don't Care Anymore."

3)  Name the three states that are connected to Yellowstone National Park.

4)  FDR offered the "New Deal" as his presidential program. That followed the program offered by President Theodore Roosevelt, which was called what?


1)  Melinda

2)  Phil Collins

3)  Yellowstone National Park touches the borders of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

4)  Theodore Roosevelt's program was the "Square Deal."

Friday, September 27, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Burger King recently introduced this new, lower-calorie item to entice customers.

2)  Nairobi is the capital of what country?

3)  This landmark is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

4)  This often overlooked male singer collaborated with John Coltrane on a particularly brilliant album in 1963.


1)  "Satisfries"

2)  Kenya

3)  The Statue of Liberty

4)  Johnny Hartman

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is Florida's state flower?

2)  A Quinceanera party is a celebration of what?

3)  Pumpkins are made up of what percentage of water?

4)  The fastest growing tree grows at what rate monthly?


1)  the orange blossom

2)  It's a Mexican tradition, celebrating a young girl's 15th birthday, analogous to a "sweet sixteen" party.

3)  90 percent

4)  2.5'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  This popular novelist wrote seven novels under the pen name Richard Bachman.

2)  In the alpha-bravo-charlie alphabet, what word represents the letter "W"?

3)  The protein "ferretin" is named after what element?

4)  Who was the oldest baseball player to play in a major league game?


1)   Stephen King

2)  whisky

3)  iron

4)  Born July 7, 1906, Satchel Paige was 59 years, 2 months and 18 days old when he threw three shutout innings for what was then the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1965. At the age of 42 Paige become the oldest rookie in major league history when he joined the Cleveland Indians during the 1948 pennant race.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  On this date in 1979 the first public computer-based information service wnt live. What was it called?

2)  What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

3)  Harrisburg is the capital of which state?

4)  What decade was velcro invented?


1)  CompuServe

2)  the Enola Gay

3)  Pennsylvania

4)  Velcro was invented in the 1940s.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Many people are under the misconception that "God helps those who helps themselves" is a passage in the Bible. Who actually said this?

2)  BSE disease is more commonly known as what?

3)  Daniel Ortega is president of which Latin American country?

4)   Who was the youngest man to serve as president of the United States?


1)  Benjamin Franklin

2)  Mad Cow Disease

3)  Nicaragua

4)  Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest man to serve as president when he was sworn in at 42 (following the assassination of William F. McKinley). John F. Kennedy was the youngest, at 43, to have been elected president.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What year did Congress declared July 4th as a national holiday?

2)  How many baby teeth do children have?

3)  How many lines are there in a sonnet?

4)  Martha Stewart was sent to prison for doing what?


1)  1870

2)  20

3)  14

4)  insider trading

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which country grows more bananas than any other?

2)  In the TV series Mork and Mindy, about an extraterrestrial who becomes friends with Mindy. What was Mork's home planet?

3)  Han Solo flew a fighter ship in Star Wars. What was its name?

4)  Edward Teach was more commonly known as what?


1)  India

2)  He was "Mork from [the planet] Ork."

3)  Solo flew the Millennium Falcon.

4)  Blackbeard

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) When he was a child star Robert Blake played sidekick to this Western movies character.

2) What was Frankie Avalon's first top ten hit?

 3)  From which Dr. Seuss book did this quote come?
"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

4)  Who is the creator of the Garfield comic strip?


1)  He was Red Ryder's Indian buddy, Little Beaver. 

2) His first hit was "Dede Dinah."  That song reached #7 in 1958. Avalon's first #1 song, "Venus," came out in 1958.

3)  The Lorax

4)  Jim Davis

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  In September 1901, President McKinley died of bullet wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier.  His vice-president took office.  Who was it?

2)  He was the first Chief Justice to resign his Supreme Court appointment in order to run for public office (governor of New York).

3)  In 1937, the Count Basie Band featured two vocalists: Jimmie Rushing and who else?

4)  On this date in 1985, The Golden Girls premiered on NBC.  Who were the four actresses in the lead roles?


1) Teddy Roosevelt

2)  John Jay

3)  Billie Holiday

4)  Rue McClanahan (Blanche), Estelle Getty (Sophia), Betty White (Rose), Bea Arthur (Dorothy)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  On this date in 1953 the first movie filmed in widescreen CinemaScope premiered at the Roxy Theater in New York. What was the name of the film?

2)  On this date in 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England with how many pilgrims on board?

3)  On this date in 1630, Shawmut, Massachusetts changed its name to what?


1)  The Robe

2)  102 pilgrims were on board (not counting crew)

3)  Boston

Friday, September 13, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Each player gets how many pawns in chess?

2)  The side of the boat that's furthest from the wind is called what?

3)  It's the only state without a national park.

4) Trumpeter Harry Edison's nickname was what?


1)  8

2)  leeward

3) Delaware

4)  "Sweets"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  The United States, United Kingdom, Russia and France are four of five permanent member countries of the United Nations Security Council. What is the fifth country?

2)  Outraged at the price of a Scrabble game, journalist Chris Haney decided to  create a board game and cash in. He and his friend, Scott Abbott came up with what game?

3)  The La Scala opera house is in what city?

4)  Agatha Christie wrote romance novels under what nom de plume?


1)  China

2)  Trivial Pursuit

3)  Milan

4) Mary Westmacott

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  On this date in 1954 Miss America was televised for the first time. Who was crowned that year?

2)  Who once said, "This American system of ours ... call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize with both hands and make the most of it"?

3)  In the film musical based on story of Von Trapp family, how many children were there?

4)  Pizza Hut originated in what country?


1)  Lee Meriweather. She was  17 at the time.

2)  The champion of free trade, Al Capone.

3)  There were 7 children in The Sound of Music, not including Baroness Von Schrader. She was a bit spoiled after all.

4)  Pizza Hut is an American-originated company.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What month will the next Superbowl be held?

2)  In the periodic table of elements, what is the symbol for lead?

3)  In the formula E = mc2, what does "C" stand for?

4)  On this date in 1953, the first frozen dinners were sold in grocery stores.  The dinners were sold under what brand name?


1)  February

2)  Pb

3)  "c" stands for the speed of light.

4)  Swanson

Monday, September 09, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  The color of the "black box" on a plane is typically what?

2)  The alveolar sacs are more commonly known as what?

3)  What is the capital of Colombia?

4)  Who wrote the book, Little Women?


1)  The black box is usually orange.

2)  lungs

3)  Bogota

4)  Louisa May Alcott

Friday, September 06, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) What television game show, which premiered in 1983, is a variation of the hangman game?

2) Where does the Tour de France end?

3) What is the city that is known as the "Birthplace of the American Baseball League"?

4) From the late 1950s on, the dominant popular music in the United States (and, increasingly, Europe) was rock and roll.  Though much rock music was held in disdain by jazz purists, some accomplished jazz musicians began to explore integrating rock elements into their music in the late 1960s, occasionally reaching "crossover" popularity with new audiences.  What name is usually given to these jazz-rock efforts?


1) "Wheel of Fortune" is the longest-running syndicated game show in U.S. television history.

2) The Tour de France ends at the Champs Elysees.

3) The Republican House, a hotel in Milwaukee, became the birthplace of the American Baseball League on March 5, 1900.

4) Fusion!  Probably the best-known fusion band was Weather Report, anchored by veteran jazz musicians Joe Zawinul (keyboards) and Wayne Shorter (saxophones).  Though the music has produced its share of acknowledged masters, including Weather Report's bass guitar virtuoso Jaco Pastorius and guitarists John McLaughlin (of the Mahavishnu Orchestra), Pat Metheny, and Allan Holdsworth, it has also drawn criticism for diluting the core elements of both jazz and rock.  It has been further critiqued as a gateway to the styles of smooth jazz (including Kenny G) and new age music, which are both routinely derided by jazz and rock critics alike.  On the other hand, much of the best work done by jazz and rock legends Chick Corea and Jeff Beck, respectively, has been in the fusion idiom, and some of the more advanced fusion arrangements do rival those of Duke Ellington for aesthetic appeal.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) Which nut comes from a hickory tree?

2) Where are the taste buds of a butterfly?

3) Where on your body would you wear chinos?

4) Assuming you're average, how much of your brain is water?

1) Pecan
2) In it's feet.
3) On the legs.
4) 80%

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What vitamin helps blood coagulate?

2)  This singer won the first American Idol competition on this date in 2002.

3)  This was the first car with a wrap-around windshield, electric door locks, cruise control and four headlights.

4)  He was the first athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals.


1)  Vitamin K

2)  Kelly Clarkson

3)  The Ford Edsel

4)  Mark Spitz

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which U.S. president signed the bill designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day?

2)  Popcorn is a favorite snack for moviegoers in the U.S. What do Chinese film goers prefer to munch?

3)  On this date in 1967, the final episode of What's My Line aired.  Who was the show's host?

4)  This song proclaimed, "Rock -n- Roll is Here to Stay." Who sang this hit song?


1)  Grover Cleveland

2)  Chicken feet

3)  John Charles Daly

4)  Danny and the Juniors (1958)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  This president gave his inaugural address using the word "I" only once.

2)  On this date in 1923, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released in movie theaters.  Who was the star?

3)  How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?

4)  It was on this date in 1963 that this famous broadcast journalist anchored the first network half-hour newscast.


1)  Theodore Roosevelt

2)  Lon Chaney

3)  22

4)  Walter Cronkite anchored the first half-hour news program. This first episode featured an interview with President Kennedy.