Friday, February 28, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Harry Connick, Jr. is from what city?

2)  What is the cubic root of 729?

3)  What type of animal is an ibis?

4)  What does the Latin phrase en toto mean?


1)  New Orleans

2)  9

3)  bird

4)  entirely

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is the character Mr. Magoo's first name?

2)  In electrical terminology, what does the "D" in "DC" stand for?

3)  How is 1999 expressed in Roman numerals?

4)  What is chromatics the science of?


1)  Quincy

2)  direct


4)  Colora

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Who was Marilyn Monroe's second husband?

2)  Fuji, Jazz and Cox Orange Pippin are types of this fruit.

3)  What metals combine to make the alloy we know as brass?

4)  Which planet is furthest from the sun?


1)  Joe DiMaggio

2)  apples

3)  copper and zinc

4)  Neptune

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What does "URL" stand for?

2)  How many prongs does a tuning fork have?

3)    On this date in 1793, George Washington convened the first U.S. Cabinet meeting. Where was it held?

4)  Who was the youngest man to serve as President?


1)  "Uniform Resource Locator"

2)   Two

3)   in Washington's home

4)   Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in when he was 42.  John F. Kennedy was the youngest to be elected.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  What is the highest number on a standard roulette wheel?

2)  How many squares are on a chess board?

3)   On this date in 1938, this product by DuPont went on sale in New Jersey. It was the first item to use nylon.  What was it?

4)  Who launched the first rocket to reach outer space on this date in 1949?


1)  36

2)  64

3)  the toothbrush

4)  German engineer, Werner Von Braun launched the first rocket in a test launch at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Though there are many fashionable versions of it, this cocktail historically is comprised of gin, vermouth and olives (sometimes lemon).

2)  The sternum is commonly referred to as what?

3)  In economics, what does the "P" in "GDP" stand for?

4)  Where was JRR Tolkien born?


1)  the Martini

2)  the breastbone

3)  product

4)  South Africa

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which of the Great Lakes is the only one to lie entirely within the United States?

2)  George Washington referred to what later came to be called "Washington, D.C." as what?

3)  This U.S. President was arrested and fined $20 for speeding -- on his horse.

4)  According to the New Testament story, Judas was awarded how many pieces of silver for betraying Jesus?


1)  Lake Michigan

2)  "Federal City"

3)  Ulysses S. Grant

4)  30

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Actor Lee Marvin was born on this date in 1924 (died: 1987).  he won a Best Actor Academy Award 1n 1965 for what movie?

2)  Alexander the Great was king of what country?

3)  On this date in 1922 this Vaudevillian became the first "star" to sign on to be in a regular radio show.

4)  She was the only one (so far!) to have received a Congressional medal of Honor.


1)  Cat Ballou

2)  Macedonia

3)  Ed Wynn

4)  Mary Edwards Walker

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)   Who was the first African-American to win an individual gold medal in the Winter Olympics?

2)  The shortest verse in the New Testament is just two words: "Jesus wept."  Where is this scripture found?

3)  What is the internal angle of the corners in an equilateral triangle?

4)  The U.S. Table Tennis Association originally sought to call the sport by another name. What did they want to call it?


1)  Shani Davis won gold in the 1,000 meter speed-skating event in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino (Turin), Italy.

2)  John 11:35

3)  60 degrees

4)  Ping-Pong. The name Ping-Pong was already patented by Parker Brothers, so "table tennis" it was.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  He was the first U.S. President to visit all 50 states.

2)  This President was the first to travel by air.

3) Who was the first President to have been born a U.S. citizen?

4)  George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were all avid collectors and players of what?


1)  Richard Nixon

2)  Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first to fly - the year was 1943.

3)  Martin Van Buren. He was born December 5, 1782, making him the first President born after the Declaration of Independence.

4)  marbles

Friday, February 14, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1) Who was the first president to have been photographed while in office?

2)  This president presented his SOTU speech six times in person and twice in written form.

3)  This Creole musician from New Orleans claimed to be the "Inventor of Jazz."

4)  Whose band was Louis Armstrong going to join when he left New Orleans for Chicago?


1)  James Polk was photographed by Mathew Brady on this date in 1849. Brady later became famous for his Civil War photographs.

2)  Woodrow Wilson.  He delivered the speech in person six times, then suffered a stroke, necessitating the last two addresses to be in written form.

3)  One of the most influential musicians in the beginning of jazz - Jelly Roll Morton.

4)  King Oliver

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Whose picture is on the 2-dollar bill?

2)  Passion-fruit is native to which continent?

3)  This was the first novel to have been written entirely on a typewriter.

4)  What is the capital of the state of Mississippi?


1)  Thomas Jefferson

2)  South America

3)  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

4)  Jackson

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  They had a pet dinosaur named Dino, but what was the name of The Flintstones' pet sabre-tooth tiger?

2)  What state holds the Westminster dog show every year?

3)  What year was it when the Cuban Missile Crisis happened?

4)  The character Atticus Finch is from what novel?


1)  "BabyPuss"

2)  New York

3)  1962

4) To Kill a Mockingbird

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  This writer was the creator of the character "Tarzan."

2)  The Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show was seen by over 73 million people. How much were the Fab Four paid to perform?

3)  The first interracial kiss on television was between what two characters.

4)  What is the Superbowl trophy called?


1)  Edgar Rice Burroughs

2)  $2,400, or $600 each.

3)  Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura kissed on Star Trek.

4)  The Vince Lombardi trophy.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which states begin with the letter "I"?

2)  Where is Ipanema Beach?

3)  In what state is Cornell University located?

4)  Who had a hit with the song, "All Shook Up"?


1)  Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa

2) Brazil

3)  New York

4)  Elvis Presley

Friday, February 07, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  On February 7, 1998, the Winter Olympics opened in which city?

2)  If a dish is served Florentine, what is usually included?

3)  How many tiles are used in the Chinese game of Mah-Jong?

4)  Where will David Beckham's major league soccer franchise be based?


1)  Nagano, Japan

2)  spinach

3)  144

4)  Miami

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  How many sports (not events) are in the Winter Olympics?

2)  Dhaka is the capital of what country?

3)  What was the name of Kirstie Alley's character on Cheers?

4)  What does the "A" in SCUBA stand for?


1)  15: Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled, Cross-Country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic-Combined, Short Track Speed skating, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Snowboard, and (regular) Speed skating.

2)  Bangladesh

3)  Rebecca Howe

4)  "Apparatus"

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Gettysburg is located in which state?

2)  Franklin Delano Roosevelt identified "four freedoms" in a 1941 Congressional address. What were they?

3)  Who was the first television couple to be shown sharing the same bed?

4)  Which president was the first to have been buried in Washington, DC?


1)  Pennsylvania

2)  freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear

3)  Fred and Wilma Flintstone

4)  Woodrow Wilson - he was buried on this date in 1924 in the National Cemetery.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  Which Apollo mission was the first manned mission to the moon?

2)  The chrysanthemum is the national flower of what country?

3)  What two metals form an alloy known as "rose gold"?

4)  Hamlin is a variety of which fruit?


1)  Apollo 11

2) Japan

3)  gold and copper

4)  orange

Monday, February 03, 2014

Alan Rock's Trivia!


1)  In softball, how many defensive  players from each team are on the field.

2)  This kind of currency was issued for the first time in America back on this date in 1690.

3)  This carmaker makes the "Ka" and the "Mondeo."

4)  Roland Berrigan's nickname is ___________.


1)  10

2)  paper

3)  Ford

4)  "Bunny"