Firestation Auto Trivia Quiz

Lunch Break ContestThe Fire Station Auto Triva Quiz is heard Monday through Friday morning at 7:42. Winners have 30 days in which to go by Glenwood and Vine in Tyler to pick up their big 16 ounce coffee mug and some Fire Station Auto Coffee. After a person wins, they must wait 30 days before they can win again.

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Questions, Answers and Winners!

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

Friday 6/26
Name the Texas town that had an oil well drilled through the floor of its National Bank.
Ans..Kilgore By 1939, nearly 1,200 oil derricks could be seen within the city limits.
Winner…Bobby Murphy, Tyler

Thursday 6/25
What was Miami quarterback Bob Griese the first NFL player to wear in a game in 1977?
Ans..glasses
Winner…Todd Hastings, Tyler

Wednesday 6/24
What peninsula is bounded by the Gulf of Aquaba and the Gulf of Suez?
Ans..The Sini Peninsula
Winner…Steve Rainwater, Tyler

Tuesday 6/23
Who was the first democratically elected president of Russia?
Ans..Boris Yeltsin
Winner…Marci Newsom, Tyler

Monday 6/22
On which day of creation were the land animals and man created?
Ans..the sixth day Genesis 1: 24-31
Winner…Eugene West, Troup

Friday 6/19
Name the World War II Military commander, born in Texas, who played a major role in naval history in the Pacific.
ans..Chester William Nimitz
Winner…Steve Thompson, Tyler

Thursday 6/18
Name the former Minnesota Viking’s quarterback who has been called the NFL’s “original scrambler.”
Ans…Fran Tarkenton
Winner…Dick Burkhouse, Whitehouse

Wednesday 6/17
In what movie does John Belushi’s character have his name tattooed on his knuckles?
ans..Jake Blues in “The Blues Brothers”
Winner…Cory Cooper, Whitehouse

Tuesday 6/16
Name the group that, after investing 20 years and $20 million stopped using psychics to gather information in 1995.
answer..Central Intelligence Agency
Winner…Liz Quinn, Whitehouse

Monday 6/15
What is the 8th book of the Old Testament in the King James Bible?
ans..Ruth
Winner…William Johnson, Lindale

Friday 6/12
Name the Texan who played private detective Jill Monroe on the TV series “Charlie’s Angels.”
Ans..Farrah Fawcett. She was born in Corpus Christi February 2, 1947. She died June 25, 2009, in the intensive care unit of Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
Winner…Nancy Lynn, Tyler

Thursday 6/11
What is the only grand slam event Lee Trevino has never won?
Ans..The Masters
Winner…Randy Stewart, Emerald Bay

Wednesday 6/10
What daring fashion innovation will turn 70 on July 5th, 2016?
Ans..the bikini
Winner…Travis Sparks, Tyler

Tuesday 6/9
What 250 pound star of the movie “Hairspray” shed half their weight to host a TV talk show?
Ans…Ricki Lake
Winner…Rich Heldman, Tyler

Monday 6/8
In what book of the King James Bible do you find the 10 Commandants?
Ans..Exodus…Exodus 20:3-17
Winner…Ray Terry, Whitehouse

Friday 6/5
John Nance Garner served the Franklin Roosevelt administration in what capacity?
Answer: Vice President
Winner: Mike Pope of Tyler

Thursday 6/4
What nickname did NFL great Lance Alworth share with a Disney movie character?
Answer: Bambi
Winner: Eric Pottkotter of Flint

Wednesday 6/3
What is a policeman’s favorite Dupont Kevlar product?
Answer: Bulletproof vest
Winner: Tim Quinn of Whitehouse

Tuesday 6/2
What serial killer claimed a dog of his neighbor Sam Carr told him to kill in 1976?
Answer: David Berkowitz, “The Son of Sam”
Winner: Shannon Childress of Gladewater

Monday 6/1
Why did Moses wear a veil over his face after he was given The Ten Commandments?
Answer: Because his face was glowing
Winner: Nancy Page of Emerald Bay

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