Sunday, December 20, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

 I’ll give you a quote, you name the Christmas movie that it's from!

Q: "Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." 
A:  It’s A Wonderful Life

Q:"It's a one year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club."  
A: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Q: "He never got his picture on bubble gum cards, did he? Have you ever seen his picture on a bubble gum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who's never had his picture on bubble gum cards?" 
A: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Q: "Fog as thick as peanut butter"  
A: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who wrote the music for the movie, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’?  
A: Vince Guaraldi
Q: After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel?  
A: Egypt
Q: Which was the first state in the United States to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?  
A: Alabama
Q: Everyone is familiar with the mistletoe tradition. What is the color of the berries of the plant?  
A: White
Q: How many points does a snowflake traditionally have? 
A: 6

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: How many gifts would you receive if you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?  
A: 364 presents

Q: The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?  
A: Holiday Inn

Q: Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'? 
A: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Q: In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?  
A: Clarence (Oddbody)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Name the two reindeer whose name begins with a "C"?  
A: Comet and Cupid.

Q: What did the Grinch use as a substitute for reindeer?  
A: His dog.

Q: What carol demands figgy pudding? 
A: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Q: What Emmy Award winning cartoon was based on a newspaper editorial?  
A: Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Alan Rock's trivia

Q: In the film, ‘It's a Wonderful Life’ who lost $8,000?  
A: Uncle Billy.

Q: What was Scrooge's first name? 
A: Ebenezer

Q: Why was the Grinch so mean? 
A: His heart was 2 sizes too small.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The real St. Nicholas was born in what modern-day country?  
A:Turkey. It is believed that the real St. Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. According to legend, his extraordinary kindness led him to give away all of his inherited wealth as he traveled the countryside helping the sick and poverty-stricken. Admiration for his philanthropy eventually grew into the legend of Santa Claus.

Q: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a promotion for what department store?  
A: Montgomary Ward. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was originally created for Montgomery Ward department stores as part of a promotional gimmick. They hired a writer named Robert L. May in 1939 to write a Christmas story which could be given away to holiday shoppers. May's brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, liked the story and decided to write a song to go with it. The resulting "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", eventually recorded in 1949 by Gene Autry, has become a Christmas classic.

Q: In the 1965 TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", who builds a gray snowman?  
A: Pigpen. In the 1965 TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the ever-filthy Pigpen can't keep his snow clean and builds a gray snowman.

Q: Eggnog was first consumed in what U.S. city?  
A: Jamestown, VA. According to the historical accounts of Captain John Smith, the first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in his 1607 Jamestown settlement. "Nog" was, apparently, a variation of the word "grog", which refers to any drink made with rum.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Which Apollo mission landed the first people on the moon? 
A: Apollo 11

Q: After a diamond, what is the next hardest stone found in nature? 
A: Sapphire

Q: How many days does it take the planet Mercury to orbit the sun? 
A One year would be 88 days

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who planned the first Thanksgiving festival? 
A: Thomas Jefferson
Q: In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day to one week earlier that it was previously observed. Why?  
 A: To boost the Christmas shopping season
Q: According to the Calorie Control Council, how many calories will did the average American consume on Thanksgiving Day? 
A: 4,500
Q: In the Bible, who was turned into a pillar of salt?  
A: Lot’s wife

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:According to the Butterball corporation, they recommend that you thaw a wrapped turkey in the refrigerator how long per 4 pounds of bird?  
A: One Day per 4 Lbs.

Q: Which president established Thanksgiving as an official national holiday? A: Abraham Lincoln 

Q: Which president established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving?  A: Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Q: In what year was a turkey first issued a "presidential pardon"?  
A: 1947 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Alan's Trivia

Q: With which magazine would you most associate with Alfred E. Neuman? 
A: Mad

Q: NOV 21, 1934, who was the teenager, dressed in borrowed clothes and men's shoes, who won Amateur Night at New York's Apollo Theater?  
A: Ella Fitzgerald. After fumbling her first song, Ella Fitzgerald started again and wowed the audience with "Object of My Affection" and "Judy."

Q: Which US President was the first to travel in a submerged sub? 
A: NOV. 21, 1946 Harry Truman 

Q: How many chapters are there in the Book of Genesis?  
A: 50

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: The average dog can make about 10 different vocal sounds. How many different vocal sounds can the average cat make?   
A: About 100.

Q:Cats are one of only three four-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.  
A: Camels and giraffes walk similarly to cats.

Q:In what year was Thanksgiving declared by Congress to be a legal holiday, held on the fourth Thursday in November?  
A: 1941

Q: It is not a sure thing that turkey was part of the Thanksgiving Feast, but what other meat was definitely part of the meal?  
A: venison

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: On Nov. 14, 1954 Bill Haley’s first hit record peaked at number 7. Do you remember the name of the song?  
A : Shake, Rattle, & Roll.
Q: Nov. 14, 1980, Martin Scorsese's film "Raging Bull" opened in the U.S. Robert DeNiro as what boxer?  
A: Jake LaMotta.
Q: Who originally sang ‘Do You Know The Way to San José? 
A: Dionne Warwick
Q:What is Indiana Jones’ profession? 
A: Archaeologist

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: In the Kenny Rogers song ‘The Gambler,’ what is the best you can hope for? 

A: To die in your sleep.

Q:Who played the character Jack Ryan in the 1992 film ‘Patroit Games’? 

A: Harrison Ford

Q:In the Paul Simon song, how many ways are there to leave your lover? 

A: 50

Q:Who is the lead actor in the 1972 film 'Fist of Fury'?  
A: Bruce Lee

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:The nickname of trumpeter Harry Edison was what? 
A: Sweets

Q: Who was the vibraphone player in the Modern Jazz quartet? 
A: Milt Jackson.

Q:What was and is the theme song of the Glenn Miller Orchestra?  
A: Moonlight Serenade. A band's theme song is its signature tune. Miller
wrote "Moonlight Serenade" in 1923, long before he formed his own
band. "Moonlight Serenade" is not as well known as Miller's hits like "In
the Mood", "Little Brown Jug" or "Pennsylvania 6-5000". But it does
have the distinctive "Miller sound".

Q: How much did Disney pay for the Star Wars franchise and entire Lucas film business? 
A: More than $4 Billion

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Who are the top three best-selling music artists of all time? 
A: the three best-selling artists (based on total certified sales): The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. (Top Three Selling Jazz Albums of all time 1. Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis; Herbie Hancock, Head  Hunters; Weather Report, Heavy Weather)
Q: What is the world’s fastest bird

A: The fastest bird is the peregrine falcon. It can fly at a speed of 168-217 miles per hour.

Q: What is the largest animal that ever lived?  

A: The blue whale is the largest animal that ever lived (it could reach 100 feet long and weight up to 150 tons!)

Q: How long did the longest movie made last?  

A: 85 hours and is fittingly titled “The Cure for Insomnia.”

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: Who is the only one in the Peanuts gang that believed in The Great Pumpkin? A: Linus

Q:In which country did Halloween originate?  
A: Ireland

Q:What was Dracula’s real name?  
A: Vlad the Impaler

Q:Out of which vegetable were Jack O’ Lanterns originally made? 
A: Turnips

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q:Who was the girl singer in Gene Krupa's band?  
A: Anita O’Day

Q:What was the longest time between two twins being born?  
A:   87 days.

Q:During World War II, the crew of the British submarine HMS Trident kept what animal aboard their vessel for six weeks (it was a gift from the Russians)? A: a fully grown reindeer called Pollyanna

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q; On Feb. 2, 1653, New Amsterdam was incorporated. What do we call  New Amsterdam today?  
A: Today it's called New York City.
Q:Can you name the five charter members of Baseball’s Hall of Fame? 
A: Of 226 ballots cast, Ty Cobb received 222 votes, Babe Ruth 215, Honus Wagner 215, Christy Matthewson 205, and Walter  Johnson 189. At least 170 votes were required for induction.
Q: Who was the first person that banned smoking in the White House
A: Feb. 2, 1993, First lady Hillary Clinton banned smoking in the White House.
Q:In what year was the first iPhone released? 
A: 2007

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Alan Rock's Trivia

Q: What part of our body remains the same size from birth? 
A: Our eyes always remain the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Q:In the classic TV cartoon "Tom & Jerry", what type of animal is Jerry?  
A: Mouse

Q: What lighthearted detective drama aired on the ABC network from 1979 to 1984 and featured a rich married couple, played by Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers, who solved crimes, along with Max, their live-in assistant?  
A: Hart to Hart

Q: What age was Omkari Panwar of New Delhi when she gave birth to twins?  
A: She was 70 years old when she became the mother of twins in 2008.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Alan's Trivia

Q: On Oct 11, 1975, "Saturday Night Live" debuted on NBC-TV, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner. Who was the first host?  

A: George Carlin.

Q: On Oct. 11, 1984, a female space shuttle astronaut became the first American woman to walk in space. Do you remember her name?  

A: Kathy Sullivan

Q:Where in the human body is the talus bone?  

A: The Ankle

Q: Gout is caused by elevated levels of which substance in the blood? 
A: Uric acid.