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Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz – Questions, Answers and Winners

Friday 11/21
In what town was the first battle of the Texas Revolution fought?
Ans..Gonzaels on October 2, 1835
Winner…Jesse Gobea, Jacksonville

Thursday 11/20
What tennis player was the first female named Athlete of the Year by Sports illustrated in 1972?
Ans..Billie Jean King
Winner…Charles Richter, Red Springs

Wednesday 11/19
What singer’s February birthday is a national holiday in Jamaica?
Ans.. Bob Marley
Winner…Trey Casper, Tyler

Tuesday 11/18
What was the surname of the French brothers who started making bicycle tires in 1888?
Winner…Tom Ward, Chapel Hill

Monday 11/17
How did King Saul die?
ans..He committed suicide. He fell on his own sword. 1 Chronicles 10:4
Winner…C.G. Mata, Overton

Friday 11/14
What is the largest freshwater fish in Texas?
Ans..Alligator Gar… The state record is 302 pounds, caught in the Nueces River by T C Pierce.
Winner..Brek Watson, Tyler

Thursday 11/13
What Steeler great led the NFL in touchdowns for the 1970s with 72?
Ans..Franco Harris
Winner…Richard Rockwell, Tyler

Wednesday 11/12
What movie caused Uma Thurman to say, “To dance with Travolta was like being able to do a western with John Wayne”?
Ans..Pulp Fiction
Winner…Doug Rankin, White Oak

Tuesday 11/11
What flower family is the apple a member of?
Ans..the rose family. Apples, quinces, pears, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries — whether wild or cultivated — are all relatives of the roses.
Winner…Douglas Hine, Tyler

Monday 11/10
Name the Bible character who was buried in a potter’s field.
Ans..Judas Iscariot..Matthew 27:3-10
Winner…Randy Camp, Whitehouse

Friday 11/7
Name the longest river in Texas.
The Rio Grande..It is nearly 1,900 miles long, 1,245 miles of that is along the Texas-Mexico border. It starts in the the mountains of southern Colorado and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The second longest river in Texas is the Red River. Number 3 on the list is the Brazos River.
Winner…Michael Wilson, Big Sandy

Thursday 11/6
Name the Lakers’ coach who had been an 11th round pick in the 1967 NFL draft?
Ans..Pat Riley: He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as a receiver.
Winner…Bobby Long, Tyler

Wednesday 11/5
Name the TV show that had over 1000 guests as passengers over 9 seasons starting in 1977.
Answer: The Love Boat
Winner: Jonathan Burnest of Tyler

Tuesday 11/4
What Milton Bradley game took off after millions watched Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor play it in 1966?
Winner…Renee Rice, Longview

Monday 11/3
In the King James Bible, What book comes right after Psalms?
Winner…Teresa Byers, Tyler

Friday 10/31
Name the Amarillo-born actress/dancer who appeared in such movies as Singing in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957).
ans..Cyd Charisse..She was a sickly girl who started dancing lessons at the age of 6 to build up her strength after a bout with polio.
Winner…No Winner

Thursday 10/30
What color flag is waved at a race car driver with a mechanical problem that endangers others?
Winner…Ken Popplewell, Teaselville

Wednesday 10/29
What product is known for sponsoring the “rotten Sneaker Contest”?
Winner…Eric Sullivan, Henderson

Tuesday 10/28
Where in Beijing did Chinese students build a Goddess of Democracy in May, 1989?
Ans..Tiananmen Square
Winner…Quentin Norton, Van

Monday 10/27
What was the name of the apostle who was shipwrecked three different times?
Ans..Paul..2 Corinthians 11:25
Winner…Bill Cooper, Tyler

Friday 10/24
What notorious female outlaw of the 1870s and 1880s lived near Dallas at one time?
ans..John Byers, Tyler

Thursday 10/23
Name the lightweight boxing champ of the 1990s who was nicknamed “the Golden Boy.”
Ans..Oscar de la Hoya
Winner…Jerry Satterfield, Chandler

Wednesday 10/22
Name the first lawyer to become first lady.
Ans..Hillary Rodham Clinton
Winner…Jack Brown, Tyler

Tuesday 10/21
Name the Airline that started out as the first crop-dusting outfit to battle boll weevils.
Ans..Delta Airlines..It started out as Huff Daland Dusters, Incorporated in in Macon, Georgia in 1924. Collett E. Woolman, one of the original directors, purchased the company on September 13, 1928, and renamed it Delta Air Service. It began carrying passengers on June 17, 1929.
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler

Monday 10/20
What was the name of Moses’ brother?
Ans..Aaron..Exodus 7:1
Winner…Jacob Evick, Tyler

Friday 10/17
What 1977 Waylon Jennings recording made a small Texas town internationally famous?
Ans..Luckenbach, Texas
Winner…Karen Andrews, Omaha, Texas

Thursday 10/16
Who, at the age of 14, became the youngest player ever to compete in the Wimbledon Tennis Finals?
ans..Tracy Austin
Winner…Joe McNamara, Longview

Wednesday 10/15
Name the singer who was named by her mother for a “Paint Your Wagon” song about the wind?
Ans..Mariah Carey..The song, “They Call The Wind Maria.”

Tuesday 10/14
Who was a marketing student at Boston College when he landed a role in the movie Scent of a Woman?
Ans..Chris O’Donnell
Winner…Jesse Roddy, Lindale

Monday 10/13
What was the name of the Angel who told Mary she would give birth to Jesus?
Ans..Gabriel..Luke 1:26-33
Winner…Dan Wilson, Tyler

Friday 10/10
Name the town that had the largest Confederate run POW camp West of the Mississippi River during the War Between the States?
Ans…It was Camp Ford in Tyler. At one time it housed some 6,000 union troops.
Winner…Larry Jowell, Tyler

Thursday 10/9
Name the Chicago Bears coach who learned you could break your hand by putting a fist through a metal locker.
Ans..Mike Ditka
Winner…Matt Mauldin, Tyler

Wednesday 10/8
What movie inspired US magazine to quip: “Ester Williams was a friend of ours. Kevin Costner, you’re no Ester Williams””
Winner…Tom Deppy, Lindale

Tuesday 10/7
Name the former U.S. airline that started in 1927 by flying mail from Key West to Havana.
Ans..Pan American Airlines
Winner…Robert Rich, Longview

Monday 10/6
Name the Bible person who was 969 years old when he died.
Ans..Methuselah..Genesis 5:27
Winner…Curtis Thompson, Flint

Friday 10/3
Where in Texas is the Scientific Balloon Base operated by NASA?
Ans.. The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF), located in Palestine, Texas, is a NASA facility managed by the Physical Science Lab of New Mexico State University. The contract to manage the facility is administered by the Balloon Program Office at Wallops Flight Facility of Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
Winner…Harold Collier, Tyler

Thursday 10/2
Name the first American Male to win three straight Wimbledon titles.
Ans..Pete Sampras
Winner…Bart Lane, Flint

Wednesday 10/1
What Cheers character did Carla call Corncob, Cow-pie, Festus and Hayseed?
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler

Tuesday 9/30
How many votes in the electoral college do you need to become president?
Winner…Ann Baldwin, Fort Worth

Monday 9/29
Name the person in the Book of Acts who was guarded by 16 soldiers while he was in prison.
Ans..Peter..Acts 12: 3,4
Winner…Shannon Childress, Gladewater

Friday 9/26
Name the Texas born actor who was one of the stars of the TV series “Bonanza.”
Ans..Dan Blocker..He was born in De Kalb in Bowie County as Bobby Dan Davis Blocker
Winner…Dirk Anderson, Brownsboro

Thursday 9/25
Name the Vikings’ quarterback who led the NFL in passing yards in the 1970s.
Ans…Fran Tarkenton
Winner…Tony Brown, Whitehouse

Wednesday 9/24
Name the movie where Jack Nicholson yells at Tom Cruise: “You can’t handle the truth.”
Ans..”A Few Good Men.”
Winner…Marci Newsom, Tyler

Tuesday 9/23
In what battle in the War of 1812 did Andrew Jackson lead troops in, two weeks after a treaty had been signed?
ans…The Battle of New Orleans
Winner…John Byres, Tyler

Monday 9/22
For what action in the Bible is Simon of Cyrene known?
He was forced to carry Jesus’ cross. Matthew 27:32
Winner…William Johnson, Lindale

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