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Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz – Questions, Answers and Winners

Friday 4/24
What is the only National Preserve in the state of Texas?
Ans..The Big Thicket National Preserve in southeast Texas
Winner…No Winner

Thursday 4/23
Who in baseball was known as “The Flying Dutchman”?
Ans..Honus Wagner got the nickname because of his great speed and his German heritage (“Dutch” in this instance being an alteration of “Deutsch”).
Winner…Ray Hall, Henderson

Wednesday 4/22
What U.S. government outfit are you working for if you’re dubbed a “Feebie”?
Ans..The F.B.I
Winner…Brian Tuttle, Tyler

Tuesday 4/21
What are you shopping for if you are sized up by a Brannock Device? first prototype was patented in 1926
Winner…Ken Popplewell, Teaselville

Monday 4/20
What did the Apostle Luke do for a living?
ans..He was a physician
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse

Friday 4/17
Name the Houston physician and surgeon who pioneered the pacemaker and developed many unique and innovative cardiovascular surgical techniques.
Ans..Dr. Michael DeBakey
Winner…Larry Jowell, Tyler

Thursday 4/16
Name the soviet gymnast who performed the first back summersault on the balance beam?
Ans..Olga Korbut
Winner…Renee Rice, Longview

Wednesday 4/15
Name the two seas that touch Germany’s northern shoreline.
Ans..The Baltic Sea and the North Sea
Winner…Marylin Stasila, Tyler

Tuesday 4/14
Name the comic strip hero who was served with divorce papers by his wife of 45 years in 1994.
Ans..Dick Tracy
Winner…Mark Hansen, Athens

Monday 4/13
Name the Bible character who preached in a valley full of dead men’s bones.
Ans..Ezekiel..Ezekiel 37:1-14
Winner…Teresa Byers, Tyler

Friday 4/10
Name the movie and television star who was known as Queen of the West on her TV series.
Ans..Dale Evans, who was born in Uvalde Texas
Winner…Kevin Braly, Tyler

Thursday 4/9
Name the former New York Yankee player who holds the record for the most career world series home runs.
Ans..Mickey Mantle
Winner…Tim Quinn, Whitehouse

Wednesday 4/8
What two directions do you typically travel on interstate highways with odd numbers?
Ans..north or south
Marci Newsom, Tyler

Tuesday 4/7
Name the only person to be elected twice as vice president and twice as president.
Ans..Richard Nixon
Winner…Kate Curtis, Henderson

Monday 4/6
How many stories or levels were there in the ark?
ans..three..Genesis 6:16
Winner…Jerome Howard, Tyler

Friday 4/3
The last battle of the Civil War was fought near what Texas city?
ans…Palmito Ranch just east of Brownsville on May 12 and 13, 1865. This is more than a month after Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia.
Winner…Kenneth Medlin, Red Springs

Thursday 4/2
Name the jockey, born near El Paso, who won the Kentucky Derby in 1986 on a horse named Ferdinand.
Ans…Willie Shoemaker, who was born in Fabens, Texas
Winner…Steven Stanford, Lindale

Wednesday 4/1
Name the South American city that has a name meaning “January River.”
Ans..Rio de Janeiro
Winner…Jack Clephas, Tyler

Tuesday 3/31
Name the only two U.S. presidents to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
ans…John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft
Winner…Ann Baldwin, Fort Worth

Monday 3/30
Name the first person in the Bible who was put in prison.
Ans..Joseph:Genesis 39:20
Winner…Duffie Monroe, Tyler

Friday 3/27
Name the Texas billionaire who established the radio program “Life Line” in 1958 so he could voice his political views.
Ans..H.L. Hunt
Winner…John Byers, Tyler

Thursday 3/26
What basketball team was the first in major league sports to be named for an insect?
ans..Charlotte Hornets
Winner…C.G. Mata, Overton

Wednesday 3/25
Name the company with the slogan “nothing say lovin’ like something from the oven.”
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler

Tuesday 3/24
What was Rhett Butler’s hometown?
ans..Charleston, South Carolina
Winner…Dick Johns, Tyler

Monday 3/23
Finish this phrase from the book of Matthew…”Blessed are the pure in heart________________________.”
ans..For they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
Winner…Dick Berkhouse, Whitehouse

Friday 3/20
Who was imprisoned in Mexico for two years and three months starting in 1833 for presenting a Texas state constitution to Mexican authorities?
Ans..Stephen F. Austin
Winner…W.H. Harbour, Tyler

Thursday 3/19
Name the first basketball player to win eight NBA scoring titles.
Ans..Michael Jordan
Winner…No Winner

Wednesday 3/18
What does UPC mean to supermarket retailers?
Ans..Universal Product Code
Winner…Randy Stuart, Bullard

Tuesday 3/17
What P-word has been defined in Pentagon doublespeak as “permanent pre-hostility”?
Winner…No Winner

Monday 3/16
In the King James Bible, which book does not contain the name of God?
Winner…Willie Clayton, Tyler

Friday 3/13
Name the largest of the Texas barrier islands.
Ans..Padre Island. It is also the world’s longest barrier island.
Winner…Scott Newsom, Tyler

Thursday 3/12
What does the rider with the fastest time in each stage get to wear the next day at the Tour de France?
Ans..the yellow jersey
Winner…David Fountain, Longview

Wednesday 3/11
What desert is home for Death Valley?
Ans..The Mojave
Tom Ward, Chapel Hill

Tuesday 3/10
Who said he sold over 150 million books by trying “to think up ways to get readers to lock their doors and worry”?
Ans…Stephen King
Winner…Jerry Sadderfield, Chandler

Monday 3/9
About whom was the following statement made? “Among those that are born of woman, there is no ta greater prophet than…..”
Ans..John the Baptist…Luke 7:28
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse

Friday 3/6
A fire in what Texas city in 2005 destroyed a 124 by 20 foot painting depicting the biblical miracle at Pentecost?
Ans.. The Biblical Arts Center in Dallas. The fire was caused by faulty wiring. Now called the Museum of Biblical Art, it was reopened on Good Friday in 2010.
Winner…Teresa Byers

Thursday 3/5
Name the all-time winningest NBA coach.
Ans..Phil Jackson who coached the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers
Winner…Marci Newsom, Tyler

Wednesday 3/4
What sped up trips from New Jersey to Manhattan when it opened in 1927?
Ans..The Holland Tunnel
Winner…Charles Richter, Red Springs

Tuesday 3/3
What was the only TV show in the 1980s to put its theme song atop Billboards Hot 100 chart?
Ans..Miami Vice
Winner…Don Wetzel, Flint

Monday 3/2
In whose tomb was Jesus buried?
Ans..Joseph of ArimatheaMatthew 27:57-60
Winner…Lola Lang, Lindale

Friday 2/27
Name the Lubbock native who recorded such songs as Baby Dont Get Hooked On Me and Stop and Smell the Roses.
AnsMac Davis
Winner…Ronnie Davis, Lindale

Thursday 2/26
What team was lead to Super Bowls VII and VIII by their no name defense?
Ans..The Miami Dolphins
Winner…Joe McNamara, Longview

Wednesday 2/25
What is an ambulatory camisole better known as in mental hospitals?
Ans..a straight jacket
Winner…Buddy Furqueron, Whitehouse

Tuesday 2/24
Name the library that boasts 600 miles of shelves.
Ans..The Library of Congress
Winner…Brent Little, Tyler

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