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Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz – Questions, Answers and Winners

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””
Ans…Waterworld
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?
Ans..Woody
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler

Tuesday 9/30
How many votes in the electoral college do you need to become president?
Ans..270
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

Friday 9/19
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

Thursday 9/18
Name the NBA team that plays its home games at a facility nicknamed “The O-rena”?
Ans..The Orlando Magic
Winner…No Winner

Wednesday 9/17
What did Dr. Avery Bunting call his skin cream after a customer told him it “knocked out” his eczema?
Ans..Noxzema
Winner…Buster Russell, Chapel Hill

Tuesday 9/16
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

Monday 9/15
What are we told to do in the 5th commandment?
Answer..Honor our father and mother…Exodus 20: 1-17
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse

Friday 9/12
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

Wednesday 9/10
Name the British author who was nicknamed “The Queen of Crime.”
Answer: Agatha Christie
Winner: C.G. Mada of Overton

Tuesday 9/9
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

Monday 9/8
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

Friday 9/5
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

Thursday 9/4
What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?
Ans..Y.A. Tittle
Winner…Kelly Norris, Longview

Wednesday 9/3
What screen character spent 3 years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours running across the U.S.?
Ans..Forrest Gump
Winner…Sheila Austin, Tyler

Tuesday 9/2
Three countries have eagles on their flag. Name two of them.
ans..Mexico, Egypt and Albania
Winner…No Winner

Monday 9/1
No Contest-Labor Day

Friday 8/29
Name the Houston born actor who appeared in such films as “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost.”
ans..Patrick Swayze
Winner…Larry Camp, Gresham

Thursday 8/28
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

Wednesday 8/27
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

Tuesday 8/26
Name the state that boasts the cities of Frog Jump, only and Sweet Lips.
Ans..Tennessee
Winner…Curtis Thompson, Flint

Monday 8/25
What was the name of King David’s daughter?
and..Tamar..1 Chronicles 3:9
Winner…Donny Stroman, Kilgore

Friday 8/22
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

Thursday 8/21
Name the sports star who asked for a 23 million dollar salary because 23 was his jersey number?
Ans..Michael Jordan
Melody Leach, Lindale

Wednesday 8/20
Name the Kansas city that derives its name from the Sioux word meaning “a good place to dig potatoes.”
Ans..Topeka
Winner…Kevin Braly, Tyler

Tuesday 8/19
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

Monday 8/18
Who asked God to make the sun and the moon stand still for one day while he was in battle?
ans..Joshua…Joshua 10:12-14
Winner…Joshua Crane

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