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Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz – Questions, Answers and Winners

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

Wednesday 10/29
What product is known for sponsoring the “rotten Sneaker Contest”?
Ans..Odor-Eaters
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””
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

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