Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) He was the only one of the Peanuts characters who believed in the Great Pumpkin.

2)  When trick-or-treating, he kept getting rocks instead of cand.

3)  Snoopy dressed as a WWI flying ace and imagined what as his airplane?

4)  Stories of vampires originated on what continent?


1) Linus

2)  Charlie Brown

3)  Snoopy imagined his doghouse was his plane

4)  Europe

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda?

2)  On this date in 1974, Muhammad Ali regained his world title by knocking out this champion.

3)  On this date in 1984, Linda Ronstadt sang the lead role in a New York Shakespeare Festival's production of what opera?


1)  Rosa Parks

2)  George Foreman. Foreman won the title again 20 years later.

3)  Ronstadt sang Mimi in an unconventional staging of La Boheme. Critics were underwhelmed. Frank Rich of the New York Times wrote, "Fragile and almost expressionless from the start, Miss Ronstadt's Mimi might as well leap right from her first aria to the death-bed finale."

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  He was made an honorary veteran at the age of 94 on this date in 1997.

2)  What Italian city is thought to have been the original home of the pizza?

3)  Where would you find a quillon?

4)  A cleek, mashie and niblick are all kinds of what?


1)  Bob Hope

2)  Naples

3)  on a sword - it's the same thing as a crossguard

4)  golf clubs

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  This vegetable is over 90% water and its cooling and healing properties are good for the skin.

2) These two states have the greatest number of lakes.

3)  The Greek goddess, Nike, personified what?

4)  Thomas Jefferson was the first to cultivate these in the U.S.


1)  cucumbers

2)  Minnesota and Wisconsin

3)  victory

4)  tomatoes

Friday, October 25, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  How many French hens were given in "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?

2)  He was the first to play jazz on the violin.

3)  U.S. states with French-influenced names are:

4)  She sang with Gene Krupa's band.


1)  3

2)  Stuff Smith

3) Louisiana (named for Louis XIV), Vermont (a variant of "green mountain" in French)

4)  Anita O'Day

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Kevin Kline won an Oscar for his role in what film?

2)  Bette Midler got her start in show business as an entertainer where?


1)  A Fish Called Wanda

2)  She performed at a bathhouse in New York. Her accompanist was none other than Barry Manilow.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Thomas Edison was born in what country?

2)  It was the year 1954 and he was the first to break the 4-minute mile.

3)  On average, what percentage of nitrogen do breathe in?

4)  This is the New Zealand's only native land mammal.


1)  United States

2)  Dr. Roger Bannister

3)  78%

4)  bats

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon Low. also called "Daisy," founded this organization.

2)  On this date in 1966, they became the first all-female musical performers to have a #1 album in the U.S.

3)  How many centimeters are in an inch?


1)  Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, GA.

2)  The Supremes. The album: Supremes a Go-Go 

3) 2.54 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who once said, "Two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."

2)  Founded by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus in 1958, what organization has become one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the world?

3)  What two teams will be facing each other for the World Series this year?

4)  The Pittsburgh Steelers take their name from Pittsburgh's steel industry.  There is however, only one other that has the resources to make iron and steel. Which state is it?


1)  Albert Einstein

2)  American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

3)  The American League's Boston Red Sox will play the National League champs, the St. Louis Cardinals.

4)  Alabama

Friday, October 18, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) October 18, 1747, the world's first public library opened in what city?

2)  Gordon Sumner is better known by this name?

3)  How many tiles does each player get at the start of a Scrabble game?


1)  Warsaw, Poland

2)  Sting

3)  7

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) What is the name of the princess Disney's Aladdin falls in love with?

2) If you are practicing semaphore, what are you holding?

3)  In the dish "Toad in the Hole," what represents the toad?

4) Hitler's propaganda chief -


1)  Jasmine

2)  two flags

3)  sausage

4)  Goebbels

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Iron pyrite is also known as what?

2)  This actor played James Bond in Her Majesty's Secret Service.

3)  DJ Rick Dees and his "Cast of Idiots" recorded a novelty hit in the '70s  that went to #1.

4)  A person suffering from hypnophobia is afraid of what?


1)  "fool's gold"

2)  George Lazenby

3)  "Disco Duck"

4)  afraid to sleep

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  On this date in 1903, Gordon Nance was born in Pattonsburg, MO. He grew up to be famous as a movie cowboy star.

2)  Smolt is the name of this animal's young.

3)  Your pet possum is expecting babies. How long is the gestation period?

4)  This top-level tennis player was stabbed in the back during a match in 1993.


1)  His screen name was "Wild Bill" Elliot. He played REd Ryder in both serial and feature films.

2)  A young salmon - in its growth stage between the parr and the grilse as it becomes covered with silvery scales and migrates from fresh water to the sea.

3) 12 days

4)  Monica Seles

Monday, October 14, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  How many moons does Mercury have?

2)  Before he could be arrested for his part in a plot to assassinate Hitler, this SS Army general died of cyanide poisoning on this date in 1944.

3)  He was Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938.

4)  Roger Moore had a recurring role in the TV series, Maverick. Who was he?


1)   none

2)  Rommel

3)  Hitler

4)  He played Brett Maverick's cousin, Beauregard.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Where was the hottest temperature recorded? The coldest?

2)  The Beatles' first single was released October 5, 1962.  What was the name of the song?

3)  What is the 6th planet from the sun?

4)  The world'sonly roller skating museum is located in what city?


1)  The hottest temperature on record was at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California (134 F).  The coldest temperature was at Vostok Station, Anarctica (-128.6 F).

2)  "Love Me Do"

3)  Saturn

4)  Lincoln, NE

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


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

2)  In The Nutcracker, this fairy rules over the "Kingdom of Sweets."

3)  This president was famous for saying, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

4)  Where in the body is the "incus"?


1)  chocolate syrup

2)  The Sugar Plum Fairy

3) franklin Delano Roosevelt

4)  The incus is in the inner ear.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What position does Snoopy play on Charlie Brown's baseball team?

2)  Peanuts comic strip debuted on this date in 1950. Who were the original four characters?

3)  Who was Hollywood's original singing cowboy?

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


1)  shortstop

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

3)  Gene Autry

4)  Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is the birthstone for October?  The flower?

2)  What is a baby oyster called?

3)  What breed of dog was Scooby-Doo?

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


1)  There are two birthstone choices for October: opal and tourmaline.  The flowers are the marigold (calendula) and cosmos.

2)  A baby oyster is a "spat."

3)  Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane.

4)  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.