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Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz – Questions, Answers and Winners

Thursday 8/27
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

Wednesday 8/26
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

Tuesday 8/25
What city’s subway line was called the Metropolitan in 1862?
Ans..London
Winner…No Winner

Monday 8/24
Who made a lost ax head to float?
Ans..Elisha..2 Kings 6:5-7
Winner…Michael Wilson, Big Sandy

Friday 8/21
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

Thursday 8/20
What word beginning with the letter N is the old term for a golfer’s nine iron?
Ans..Niblick
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler

Wednesday 8/19
Name the movie where Ann Margret tells Elvis, “ I want you to check my motor. It whistles.”
Viva Las Vegas
Winner…Gene Prior, Whitehouse

Tuesday 8/18
Name the singer who died before the release of her cross-over album “Dreaming of You.”
Ans..Selena
Winner…Marylin Stasila, Tyler

Monday 8/17
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

Friday 8/14
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

Thursday 8/13
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

Wednesday 8/12
Name the 1992 movie where Tom Hanks explains, “There is no crying in baseball.
Ans..A League of their Own
Winner…Will Line, Whitehouse

Tuesday 8/11
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

Monday 8/10
Name the last book in the King James Bible.
ans..Malachi
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse

Friday 8/7
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

Thursday 8/6
What nickname did former Texas Rangers’ pitcher Dennis Boyd earn?
ans…Oil Can
Winner…Breck Watson, Tyler

Wednesday 8/5
What river did convicts go “up the river” to if their destination was Sing Sing?
Ans..the Hudson River
Winner…Brian Sterling, Chandler

Tuesday 8/4
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

Monday 8/3
What book of the King James Bible comes just before the book of Ezra?
ans..2 Chronicles
Winner…Mike Wright, Whitehouse

Friday 7/31
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

Thursday 7/30
Name the tennis star that won 129 of 130 matches during one stretch in the 1980s?
Ans..Martina Navratilova
No Winner

Wednesday 7/29
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

Tuesday 7/28
What was the first prime time network TV series to show bare bottoms?
Ans..NYPD Blue
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler

Monday 7/27
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

Friday 7/24
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

Thursday 7/23
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

Wednesday 7/22
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

Tuesday 7/21
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

Monday 7/20
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

Friday 7/17
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

Thursday 7/16
What team sport has a major foul called submerging?
Ans..Water Polo
Winner…Kurt Nelson, Tyler

Wednesday 7/15
What ice cream outfit was founded by a couple of guys named Cohen and Greenfield?
Ans..Ben and Jerry’s
Winner…Cindy Moore, Lindale

Tuesday 7/14
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

Monday 7/13
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

Friday 7/10
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

Thursday 7/9
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

Wednesday 7/8
What 1970 screen role did George C. Scott land after Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Mitchum and Rod Steiger turned it down?
Ans..Patton
Winner…Ann Baldwin, Fort Worth

Tuesday 7/7
What album went platinum for the 20th time in 1984?
Ans..Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
Winner…Brad Low, Tyler

Monday 7/6
Name the Bible character who was renamed Israel.
Ans..Jacob.. Genesis 32:28
Winner…Shannon Childress, Gladewater

Friday 7/3
No Contest

Thursday 7/2
What west coast baseball park was re-named 3Com Park in 1995?
ans..Candlestick Park
Winner…Ken Poppelwell, Teaseville

Wednesday 7/1
Name the Wisconsin city named after the 4th U.S. President.
ans..Madison
Winner…Scott Newsom, Tyler

Tuesday 6/30
Name the first male TV talk show host to join the National Organization for Women.
ans..Phil Donahue
Winner…John Whetzel, Flint

Monday 6/29
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.
Winner…no winner

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