Friday, November 29, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was President at the time of the first moon landing?

2)  The stone that, after the diamond, is the hardest is what?

3)  Salvador Dali was from what nation?

4)  This golfer's nickname was the "Golden Bear."


1)  Nixon

2)  sapphire

3)  Dali was from Spain

4)  Jack Nicklaus

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What year did Thanksgiving become a federal holiday?

2)  Which President was the first to "pardon" a turkey?

3)  FDR moved Thanksgiving from the last Thursday in November to the 4th Thursday -  for what reason?

4)  Who planned the first Thanksgiving Festival?


1)  1941

2)  George H.W. Bush

3)  to extend the Christmas shopping season

4)  Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who once said, "history is written by the victors"?

2)  This Dickens character shares a name with a famous illusionist.

3)  The Suez Canal separates Asia from what other continent?

4)  Where in the United States is Death Valley?


1)  Winston Churchill

2)  David Copperfield

3)  Africa

4)   Death Valley National Park is a national park located in California and Nevada, east of the Sierra Nevada. It occupies an area between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. College football fans know however that both LSU and Clemson nicknamed their stadiums "Death Valley."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was the highest-earning deceased celebrity of 2012?

2)  The first "American" official holiday was declared when and by who?

3)  What is the most commonly found metal element in the earth's crust?

4)  What is the capital of Austria?


1)  Michael Jackson

2)  George Washington declared November 26, 1789 to be a national day of Thanksgiving.  In 1863, Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday of November to be Thanksgiving and Franklin Delano Roosevelt moved it to the 4th Thursday.

3)  aluminum

4)  Vienna

Monday, November 25, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Where is Denali National Park?

2)   A group of toads is called what?

3)  This song by the Glenn Miller Orchestra burned up the charts in February of 1942.  Released as a single, the song received a lot of attention as part of the soundtrack for the movie, Sun Valley Serenade. It became the band's first gold record.

4)  This ballroom dance mimics bullfighting.


1)  Alaska

2)  a "knot"

3)  "Chattanooga Choo-Choo"

4)  The Paso Doble

Friday, November 22, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  According to the experts at Butterball, how long should you allow for a frozen turkey to thaw?

2)  "On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave" - what - "to me"?

3)  What is a caper?

4)  In the U.S., what state consumes the most turkey?


1)  Thaw the turkey one day for every 4 pounds.

2)  "Six geese-a-laying"

3)  A caper is an unopened green flower bud of the Capparis Spinosa, a bush grown mainly in southern France, Italy, Algeria and California. The buds must be carefully picked each morning just as they reach the proper size.

4)  California

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which U.S. president was the first to travel in a submerged submarine?

2)  How many chapters are there in the Book of Genesis?

3)  With which magazine would you most associate Alfred E. Neuman?

4)  In what year did the Titanic sink?


1)  Harry Truman, on November 21, 1946.

2)  Fifty

3)  Mad Magazine

4)  1912

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What is the Roman numeral for 300?

2) What is the average life expectancy of a camel?

3) What is the official language of the Central American country of Belize?

4) The flowering plant gypsophila is more commonly known as what?


1)  CCC

2)  40 - 50 years!

3)  English

4)  Baby's Breath

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which is the only planet in our solar system that rotates clockwise?

2)  What is the maximum number of times one can fold a piece of paper in half?

3)  A bushel is almost equal to how many pecks?

4)  The United States Army is the country's largest employer of which harmonious group?


1)  Venus

2)  Seven

3)  Four

4)  Musicians

Monday, November 18, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What was the name of the newspaper where Clark Kent worked?

2)  How many hearts does an octopus have?

3)  In what year was a turkey first issued a presidential pardon?

4)  Marlon Brando patented two items for which musical instrument?


1)  The Daily Planet

2)  Three

3)  1947

4)  Drum

Friday, November 15, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia


1)  In which country were the first Winter Olympics held?

2)  Cats are one of only three 4-footed animals that walk by moving their front and hind legs, first on one side and then the other.  Name the other two animals with this trait.

3)  The average dog can make about ten different vocal sounds.  How many different vocal sounds can the average cat make?

4)  Ranidaphobia is the fear of which animal?


1)  France

2)  Camels and giraffes walks similarly to cats.

3)  About 100

4)  Frogs

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Martin Scorsese's film Raging Bull opened in the U.S. on November 14, 1980.  Which boxer did actor Robert DeNiro portray?

2)  Who originally sang "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"?

3)  Where in the world is the La Scala Opera House?

4)  Pb is the atomic symbol for which metal?


1)  Jake LaMotta.

2)  Dionne Warwick

3)  Milan, Italy

4)  Lead

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is the last word in the King James Bible?

2)  How many sides does a STOP sign have?

3)  Who was the first major league pitcher to win four consecutive Cy Young Awards?

4)  What city was once known as Edo?


1)  "Amen."

2)  Eight

3)  Greg Maddox of the Atlanta Braves.

4)  Tokyo

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia


1)  Who was the oldest member of The Beatles?

2)  Who was the first NFL head coach to win 100 regular season games in 10 seasons?

3)  A baby dog is called a puppy; a baby cat is called a kitten.  What is a baby eel called?

4)  What does the "C" in UNESCO stand for?


1)  Ringo Starr

2)  Don Shula, head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

3)  An elver

4)  United Nations Educational, Scientific and CULTURAL Organization

Monday, November 11, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia


1)  What color is an amethyst stone?

2)  How many chambers are there in a human heart?

3)  Where are the famed Angel Falls?

4)   What are Bata Bullets?


1)  Purple

2)  Four

3)  Venezuela

4)  Shoes -  The Bata Shoe Organisation is the largest shoe retailer and manufacturer.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Barry Alan Pincus is better known by his stage name.  What is it?

2)  Master Qong Qiu is more famously remembered as who? 

3)  This actor played the character "Jack Ryan" in the 1992 film, Patriot Games.


1)  Barry Manilow

2)  Confucius

3)  Harrison Ford

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who wrote the story of Hansel and Gretel?

2)  This person once said, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

3)  Where is the Andy Warhol Museum?

4)  Humans are most likely to contract toxoplasmosis after having been exposed to what?


1)  The Brothers Grimm

2)  Mae West

3)  Pittsburgh

4)  Cats. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan toxoplasma gondii. The parasite can infect most warm-blooded creatures, including humans, but the primary host are felines.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia


1) "Z" and which other letter share the highest value in Scrabble?

2) Which airline has the largest fleet size?

3) What is bruxism?

4) What is the oldest weekly program on television?


1) Q

2) United Airlines, following its merger with Continental, ended 2012 as the world's biggest airline, followed by Delta.

3) Teeth clenching or grinding!

4) Meet The Press, which debuted on November 6, 1947.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  A cloven hoof has how many toes?

2)  This car company began as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922.

3)  This university became the first to offer athletic scholarships to women.

4)  On this date in 1946, this Boston Celtics player became the first to shatter a glass backboard.


1)  two

2)  Jaguar

3)  University of Miami. It was May 5th, 1973 when the Hurricanes offered athletic scholarships to female athlete-students.

4)  Chuck Connors (later to star as TV's Rifleman)

Monday, November 04, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  This Philadelphia native cut his teeth playingwith the likes of Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey, and gained widespread recognition as part of Woody Herman's "Second Herd." He helped popularize the bossa nova craze in the 60s, along with Joao Gilberto and Jobim. Who was he?

2) Who is Nawas Sharif?

3)  The Great Gatsby was first published in 1925. Who wrote it?

4)  This jazz/funk saxophonist had a string of crossover hits on the pop chart in the 70s and 80s.


1)  Stan Getz

2)  He is the Prime Minister of Pakistan

3)  F. Scott Fitzgerald

4) Grover Washington, Jr.  Some of his popular songs were "Mister Magic," "Just the Two of Us" (with Bill Withers) and "The Best Is Yet to Come" (with Patti LaBelle).

Friday, November 01, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Set to the tune of a once-popular British drinking song, this tune was inspired by an 1814 poem, called "The Defense of Fort McHenry."

2)  What is the name of the current Secretary-General of the United Nations?

3)  This electronics company recently announced that it reduced its yearly profit forecast by 40%.

4)  Genghis Khan founded what empire?


1)   The popular drinking song, refitted with new lyrics, became our national anthem, the "Star-Spangled Banner."

2)  Ban Ki-Moon

3)  Sony

4)  Mongolian Empire