Category: Trivia Quiz
Name the two teams to play in the first Super Bowl.
ans..The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 on January 15, 1967.
Winner..Michael Juno, Kilgore
Name the Stephen Sondheim musical that is set in ancient Rome.
Ans..A funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Winner…Rosemarie Kroscher, Longview
What city’s subway line was called the Metropolitan in 1862?
Who made a lost ax head to float?
Ans..Elisha..2 Kings 6:5-7
Winner…Michael Wilson, Big Sandy
Name the first woman to serve as governor of Texas.
Ans..Miriam Amanda Wallace “Ma” Ferguson: She served one term from 1925 to 1927, and a second term from 1932 to 1935.
Winner..Bill Libby, Lindale
What word beginning with the letter N is the old term for a golfer’s nine iron?
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler
Name the movie where Ann Margret tells Elvis, “ I want you to check my motor. It whistles.”
Viva Las Vegas
Winner…Gene Prior, Whitehouse
Name the singer who died before the release of her cross-over album “Dreaming of You.”
Winner…Marylin Stasila, Tyler
What was the name of the woman who slept at the feet of her future husband?
Ans..Ruth..Ruth 3:7-9 and Ruth 4:10
Winner…Tony Cushman, Bullard
Who is known as the “father” of Texas?
Ans.. Stephen Fuller Austin.. He and his father helped move 300 American families (“The Old 300”) to Texas.
Winner…Ann Baldwin, Fort Worth
In what two sports can a “perfect game” occur?
Ans.. BASEBALL no batter reaches first base / BOWLING 12 strikes in a row for a score of 300
Winner…Randy Stewart, Emerald Bay
Name the 1992 movie where Tom Hanks explains, “There is no crying in baseball.
Ans..A League of their Own
Winner…Will Line, Whitehouse
Name the first animated character to be banned in East Germany for not measuring up to Marxist principles.
Ans..Mickey Mouse.. A 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon, The Barnyard Battle, was officially banned in Germany in 1930, three years before Adolf Hitler came to power. This cartoon depicted Mickey triumphing over German World War I feline soldiers and making them look foolish. The Barnyard Battle was re-issued in Germany in 1931, after the “offensive” scenes were edited out.
Winner…John Byers, Tyler
Name the last book in the King James Bible.
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse
5. William Syndey Porter moved to Texas in 1882 in hopes of improving his health, which it did. By what name is he better known?
Ans..his pen name was O. Henry,
Winner…Charles Richter, Red Springs
What nickname did former Texas Rangers’ pitcher Dennis Boyd earn?
Winner…Breck Watson, Tyler
What river did convicts go “up the river” to if their destination was Sing Sing?
Ans..the Hudson River
Winner…Brian Sterling, Chandler
Who made the first telephone call to the moon?
Ans..President Richard Nixon.On July 20th, 1969, he talked from the Oval Room at the White House with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Col. Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr., at Tranquility Base on the moon.
Winner…Marci Newsom, Tyler
What book of the King James Bible comes just before the book of Ezra?
Winner…Mike Wright, Whitehouse
What Texan gained fame with such movies as “Red Dawn” and “Dirty Dancing?”
Ans..Patrick Swayze, who was born in Houston
Winner…Brian Tuttle, Tyler
Name the tennis star that won 129 of 130 matches during one stretch in the 1980s?
Name the river that Hernando De Soto was the first white man to see and be buried in.
Ans..The Mississippi River
Winner…Teresa Byers, Tyler
What was the first prime time network TV series to show bare bottoms?
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler
On what two parts of the body will the “Mark of the Beast” be placed?
Ans..right hand or forehead..Revelation 13:16
William Johnson, Lindale
A replica of the U.S. Capitol office of Sam Rayburn can be found in the Sam Rayburn Library in what Texas city?
Ans..Bonham. The office is an exact replica of the speaker’s office in Washington. According to the Texas State Historical Association, The furniture was in the national Capitol office from 1907 until 1957, and the massive crystal chandelier hung first in the White House and later in the Capitol.The library was dedicated October 9, 1957.
Winner…Cory Cooper, Whitehouse
What was installed in front of major league baseball fences in 1950?
Ans..A warning track. The “track” part of the term comes from Old Yankee Stadium, where an actual running track was built for the use of track and field events. It was soon realized that the track also helped outfielders know when they were approaching the wall, so other ball parks added them.
Winner…Ray Hall, Henderson
For what movie did Demi Moore get a buzz-cut?
Ans..G.I. Janes, which was released in 1977. It’s about a woman in training for a special team like the Navy SEALS
Winner…Jack Gauntt, Lindale
Name the only president to survive two assassination attempts by women.
Ans..Gerald Ford Both attempts occurred in California in about a two week span in 1975.
Winner…Kenneth Medlin, Red Springs
How many loaves of bread did Jesus use in feeding the 4,000 men along with the women and the children?
Ans..7 loaves of bread and a few fish. And when they all had eaten they still had seven large baskets filled with the leftovers. Matthew 15:29-39
Winner…Duffy Monroe, Tyler
The second broadcast license for a radio station in the United States went to a station in what Texas city?
Ans..It was issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce to Dallas radio station WRR in 1921.
Winner…John Byers, Tyler
What team sport has a major foul called submerging?
Winner…Kurt Nelson, Tyler
What ice cream outfit was founded by a couple of guys named Cohen and Greenfield?
Ans..Ben and Jerry’s
Winner…Cindy Moore, Lindale
What is the southernmost state capital in the contiguous U.S.?
Ans..Austin, Texas at latitude 30.16…Talahassee’s latitude is 30.27
Winner…Joe McNamara, Longview
Name the blind man in the Bible who killed 3,000 people while at a religious feast.
Ans..Samson..Judge 16:23 and 27-30.
Winner…Andrew Smith, Henderson
Name one of the first two men to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate in 1846.
ans…Sam Houston and Thomas J. Rusk
Winner…Larry Jowell, Tyler
Who holds the major league record for the most consecutive games with a hit?
Ans..Joe DiMaggio who hit in 56 straight games in 1941.
Winner…Kevin Braly, Tyler
What 1970 screen role did George C. Scott land after Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Mitchum and Rod Steiger turned it down?
Winner…Ann Baldwin, Fort Worth
What album went platinum for the 20th time in 1984?
Ans..Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
Winner…Brad Low, Tyler
Name the Bible character who was renamed Israel.
Ans..Jacob.. Genesis 32:28
Winner…Shannon Childress, Gladewater
What west coast baseball park was re-named 3Com Park in 1995?
Winner…Ken Poppelwell, Teaseville
Name the Wisconsin city named after the 4th U.S. President.
Winner…Scott Newsom, Tyler
Name the first male TV talk show host to join the National Organization for Women.
Winner…John Whetzel, Flint
In the King James Bible, the shortest book has only 21 verses. Name the book.
ans..Obadiah has only one chapter that is 21 verses long.