Category: Trivia Quiz
Name the former U.S. president who received his B.S. degree at Southwest Texas State Teachers College?
Ans..Lyndon B. Johnson. The school in San Marcos is now called Southwest Texas State University
Winner…Wayne Barton, Tyler
Name the NBA team that plays its home games at a facility nicknamed “The O-rena”?
Ans..The Orlando Magic
What did Dr. Avery Bunting call his skin cream after a customer told him it “knocked out” his eczema?
Winner…Buster Russell, Chapel Hill
Name the two founding fathers who appeared on the first two stamps issued in the U.S. in 1847.
Ans..Benjamin Franklin and George Washington
Winner…Jack Gaunt, Lindale
What are we told to do in the 5th commandment?
Answer..Honor our father and mother…Exodus 20: 1-17
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse
Name the Texan who was the first winner of the American Idol TV show?
Answer: Kelly Clarkson
Winner: Scott Newsom of Tyler
Thursday – no trivia
Name the British author who was nicknamed “The Queen of Crime.”
Answer: Agatha Christie
Winner: C.G. Mada of Overton
Name a magazine and a rock group named about a song by Muddy Waters.
Answer: Rolling Stone and The Rolling Stones.
Winner: Joe Staicer of Tyler
Name the bible character who required his subjects to bow down and worship him when they heard music.
Answer: King Nebuchadnezzar
Winner: Cindy Moore of Lindale
Name the Smith County town that is said to have gotten its name from its first mayor, Elijah Lindsey.
Ans..Lindale..There ar several stories about how Lindale got it’s name but the most common is that Lindsey’s name was combined with the suffix “dale” to form “Lindseydale.” The name was shortened to Lindale in 1874 when the first Post Office opened in town.
Winner…Marci Newsom, Tyler
What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?
Winner…Kelly Norris, Longview
What screen character spent 3 years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours running across the U.S.?
Winner…Sheila Austin, Tyler
Three countries have eagles on their flag. Name two of them.
ans..Mexico, Egypt and Albania
No Contest-Labor Day
Name the Houston born actor who appeared in such films as “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost.”
Winner…Larry Camp, Gresham
What do you have to do in the NBA to win the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy?
Ans..Be named Rookie of the Year
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler
What would you get if the waitress told the cook “Paint a bow-wow red?”
Ans..A hot dog with ketchup
Winner…Dale Blackstone, Tyler
Name the state that boasts the cities of Frog Jump, only and Sweet Lips.
Winner…Curtis Thompson, Flint
What was the name of King David’s daughter?
and..Tamar..1 Chronicles 3:9
Winner…Donny Stroman, Kilgore
Name the longest serving Texas Governor.
Ans..Rick Perry. AS Lt. Governor, Perry assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become president of the United States.
Winner…Van Jordan, Tyler
Name the sports star who asked for a 23 million dollar salary because 23 was his jersey number?
Melody Leach, Lindale
Name the Kansas city that derives its name from the Sioux word meaning “a good place to dig potatoes.”
Winner…Kevin Braly, Tyler
Name the ten year old who is said to have started earning his bad reputation by throwing puppies off the Kremlin walls in 1540.
Ans..Ivan the Terrible
Winner…Steve ?, Tyler
Who asked God to make the sun and the moon stand still for one day while he was in battle?
Name the Texan who served nearly 49 consecutive years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ans…Sam Rayburn of Bonham. He served more than 24 terms, entering Congress in 1913 at the start of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency and served until the beginning of the John F. Kennedy presidency.
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler
How many years must a player be retired to be eligible for the pro football Hall of Fame?
Winner…Joe McNamara, Longview
What song includes the lines, “I’ve lived a life that’s full/ I’ve traveled each and every highway…?”
Ans..My Way.. song popularized by Frank Sinatra. Its lyrics were written by Paul Anka and set to music based on the French song “Comme d’habitude” composed in 1967 by Claude François and Jacques Revaux
Winner…Larry Jowell, Tylr
What South American member of the raccoon family do pet store owners often call a “honey Bear?”
What kind of tree did Zacchaeus climb in order to see Jesus?
Ans..sycamore tree..Luke 19
Winner…Mark Lusk, Tyler
Name the Texas town with a massive salt lode estimated to be 16,000 feet deep and estimated to last another 20,000 years.
Winner…Paula Rozell, Tyler
Name the first NBA team to win 70 games or more in a regular season.
Ans..The Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
Ron Hill, Bullard
What type of egg will yield 11 and one half average-size omelettes?
Ans..An ostrich egg
Winner…Michael Wilson, Big Sandy
Name the Russian revolutionary sent to Kazakhastan in 1929, deported to Turkey and killed in Mexico?
Winner…Ann Baldwin, Fort Worth
The largest book in the King James Bible has 150 chapters. Name it.
Winner…John Byers, Tyler
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
What Pro Football Hall of Famer was the first to get a second bust in the Hall, for broadcasting?
Winner…Dwight Lollar, Van
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
Name the folk-rocker who said he’d like Billy Dee Williams or Mickey Rooney to play him if his life story was filmed.
Winner…Charlie Clower, Kilgore
How many days had Lazarus been dead when Jesus raised him?
Ans..four days John 11: 38-44
Winner…Clinton Norton, Van
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
Name the Red Sox catcher whose erect posture earned him the clubhouse nickname “Frankenstein”?
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler
What organ is inflamed when a person has encephalitis?
Winner…Kenneth Medlin, Red Springs
What Actor Lou Diamond Phillips’ wife left him for what rock star?
Ans..Melissa Etheridge..They have now seperated.
Winner…Brian Tuttle, Tyler
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
On November 9, 1881, what government building in Austin was destroyed by fire?
Ans..the state capitol
Winner…Patty Long, Tyler