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Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz – Questions, Answers and Winners

Friday 8/1
Name the Texas born actor who has appeared in such movies as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Platoon, Good Morning Viet Nam , Bird and Last King of Scotland..
Ans..Forest Whitaker. Was born in Longview in 1961. Moved to Los Angeles in 1965.
Winner…Tony Murray, Tyler

Thursday 7/31
What Pro Football Hall of Famer was the first to get a second bust in the Hall, for broadcasting?
Ans..Frank Gifford
Winner…Dwight Lollar, Van

Wednesday 7/30
Who is listed in Bartlett’s “Familiar Quotations” as the author of “It’s not easy being green.”?
Ans..Kermit the Frog
Winner…Will Apple, White Oak

Tuesday 7/29
Name the folk-rocker who said he’d like Billy Dee Williams or Mickey Rooney to play him if his life story was filmed.
Ans..Bob Dylan
Winner…Charlie Clower, Kilgore

Monday 7/28
How many days had Lazarus been dead when Jesus raised him?
Ans..four days John 11: 38-44
Winner…Clinton Norton, Van

Friday 7/25
Name the first Texan to walk on the moon
Ans..Alan Bean was the 4th person to walk on the moon. He was born in Wheeler, Texas in the northeast panhandle.
The others are Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man on the moon, from Hereford, Texas and David Scott, the 7th man on the moon, who was born at Randolph Field in San Antonio
Winner…Ken Popperwell, Teasleville

Thursday 7/24
Name the Red Sox catcher whose erect posture earned him the clubhouse nickname “Frankenstein”?
Ans..Carlton Fisk
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler

Wednesday 7/23
What organ is inflamed when a person has encephalitis?
Ans..the brain
Winner…Kenneth Medlin, Red Springs

Tuesday 7/22
What Actor Lou Diamond Phillips’ wife left him for what rock star?
Ans..Melissa Etheridge..They have now seperated.
Winner…Brian Tuttle, Tyler

Monday 7/21
How many times did Jesus find his disciples sleeping when he was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane?
Ans..three..Matthew 26: 36-46
Winner…Jack Gaunt, Lindale

Friday 7/18
On November 9, 1881, what government building in Austin was destroyed by fire?
Ans..the state capitol
Winner…Patty Long, Tyler

Thursday 7/17
What Grand Slam tennis tournament is held every January?
ans..The Australian Open
Winner…Dustin Phillips, Tyler

Wednesday 7/16
What continent is cut into nearly two fairly equal pieces by the Tropic of Capricorn?
Ans..Australia
Winner…Eddy Moose, Tyler

Tuesday 7/15
Name the singer whose biggest song was the 1966 recording “Giddyup-Go.” It was an answer to Red Sovine’s “Giddyup-Go”
Ans..Minnie Pearl
Winner…No Winner

Monday 7/14
Name the person in the Bible who had 700 wives.
Ans..King Solomon..1 Kings Chapter 11
Winner…Hunter Hutto, Gilmer

Friday 7/11
Name the Texas native who sang the title song on the television series “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Ans..Waylon Jennings..He was born on a farm near Littlefield, Texas, northeast of Lubbock, in Lamb County
Winner…James Savage, Lindale

Thursday 7/10
Who set a major league record for fewest errors by a shortstop, with 3, in 1990.
Ans..Cal Ripkin Jr.
Winner…John Graham, Rusk

Wednesday 7/9
What was the first war in which one jet plane shot down another jet?
Ans..The Korean War
Winner…Brad Low, Tyler

Tuesday 7/8
What brand name for petroleum jelly comes from the German word for water and the Greek word for oil?
Ans..Vaseline
Winner…Scott Newsom, Tyler

Monday 7/7
How many days was Jesus on Earth after his resurrection?
Ans..40 days…Acts 1:3
Winner…John Byers, Tyler

Friday 7/4
No Quiz..Happy Independence Day

Thursday 7/3
Name the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back homers in an MLB game. They did it in 1990.
Ans.. Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr.
Winner…Buddy Furqueron, Whitehouse

Wednesday 7/2
Where in your body is your patella?
Ans…knee..It’s the kneecap
Winner…Slade Hogan, Gilmer

Tuesday 7/1
What was the name of the Italian cruise ship hijacked by Palestinian terrorists in October 1985?
Ans.. Achille Lauro.
Winner…Pat Elva, Tyler

Monday 6/30
Who named all living creatures God created?
Ans..Adam..Genesis 2:19-20
Winner…William Johnson, Lindale

Friday 6/27
For what reason is Cynthia Ann Parker known in Texas history?
Ans..In 1836, at the age of 9, she was captured by Indians in Limestone County and remained with them for almost 25 years. She forgot white ways and became thoroughly Comanche. She was captured, along with two ‘other’ Indians by Texas rangers in 1860. She was the mother to Quanah Parker, the last ‘free’ Comanche Chief.
Winner…Joe Fields, Troup

Thursday 6/26
Who did coach Jimmy Johnson call “The best north-south runner” he’d ever seen?
Ans…Emmitt Smith
Winner…Wes McMillan, Bullard

Wednesday 6/25
What slogan did Theodore Roosevelt coin after drinking a cup of coffee brewed at the Maxwell House hotel?
Ans.. “It’s good to the last drop.”
Winner…Marci Newsom, Tyler

Tuesday 6/24
What was the name of the Academy award winning song from Walt Disney’s “Song of the South.”
ans..Zip-A-Dee-DooDah..It was sung by James Baskett
Winner…Michael Wilson, Big Sandy

Monday 6/23
Name the Bible character who cooked his bread over cow dung.
ans..Ezekiel…Ezekiel 4:15
Ans…James Latham, Kilgore

Friday 6/20
Name the Austin, Texas born actor who has appeared in such films as “9 to 5,” “Tootsie” and “War Games.”
ans..Dabney Coleman
Winner…John Wetzel, Flint

Thursday 6/19
What two pens are still standing if a bowler has rolled a “Woolworth”?
Ans..the 5 and 10
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler

Wednesday 6/18
What’s the top apple producing state in the United States?
Ans..Washington..It grows almost 2/3 of the apples grown in the nation
Winner…James Palmer, Tyler

Tuesday 6/17
What crime fighter said the reason he never married was “because God had made a woman like Eleanor Roosevelt”?
Ans..FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
Winner…W.H Harbour, Tyler

Monday 6/16
Where did plants start growing when streams of water came up from the ground?
Ans…The Garden of Eden..Genesis 2: 5-6
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse

Friday 6/13/14
What is the largest county in Texas?
Answer: Brewster County in West Texas
Winner: Kenneth Medlin of Red Springs

Thursday 6/12/14
Who was the only college football player to win the Heisman Trophy twice?
Answer: Ohio State’s Archie Griffin
Winner: Ann Baldwin of Ft. Worth

Wednesday 6/11/14
What army was once known as the Christian Revival Association?
Answer: The Salvation Army
Winner: Donna Reeves of New Harmony

Tuesday 6/10/14
In the TV series Magnum PI, what was Magnum’s first name?
Answer: Thomas
Winner: Shae Harky of Red Springs

Monday 6/9/14
Why did Moses wear a veil over his face after he was given the Ten Commandments?
Answer: His face glowed.
Winner: Matt Cannon of Henderson

Friday 6/6
Name the two U.S. Presidents who died in Texas.
ans..JFK in 1963 and LBJ in 1973
Winner…Barron McLemore, Nacogdoches

Thursday 6/5
This sports scandal was known as Skategate; what figure skater was stripped of her 1994 U.S. title after conspiring to physically eliminate what competitor?
ans.. Tonya Harding was the villain, Nancy Kerrigan the victim
Winner…Tim Quinn, Whitehouse

Wednesday 6/4
Name the senator whose adultery scandal caused him to drop out of the 1988 presidential race.
Ans..Gary Hart
Winner…Will Apple, White Oak

Tuesday 6/3
Name the singer who survived a head on crash at 160 miles an hour while competing in the Charlotte 500 in 1974.
Ans..Marty Robbins..He crashed on purpose to keep from T-boning a car that was one of four involved in a wreck.
Richard Childress

Monday 6/2
Who sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for a meal?
Ans…Esau..Genesis 25: 31-34
Winner…Mike Wright, Whitehouse

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