Additional Birthday Trivia Questions – Feb. 11, 2017

Here are the questions that didn’t make the cut in the trivia contest from Feb. 10…

Seinfeld – What is the name of the only actress portraying one of Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriends on the series to possess an Oscar? And for an extra point, for what film did she win that Oscar?

Unusual Words – An aglet can be found where? Multiple choice – on a beach, in a bag of marbles, in an eyeglass repair kit, or on a shoelace?

Tragedies – Andrés Escobar, a South American footballer, was murdered after scoring an own goal in the 1994 World Cup. What country did he play for?

Rock Bands – Richard Wright was the keyboardist for what rock band formed in the mid 1960s?

Kids’ TV – What animated Disney Channel series, debuting in 2007, takes place in the fictitious “Tri-City” area?

Authors – Besides Laura, name two of the other three Ingalls daughters from the “Little House on the Prairie” book series. Name all of them for an extra point.

Concert Tours – Name any of the acts headlining/performing at the inaugural Lollapalooza Music Festival in 1991?

Comic Strips – Miss Othmar is a teacher from what long-running syndicated comic strip?

Albums – Outlandos D’Amour was the 1978 debut album of what rock band?

Criminals – What condemned murderer said the words, “Let’s Do This” before being executed in 1977? For an extra nerd bonus point, how was he executed?

Spring Break – Where did Heather go for spring break in 1990? Toronto, Washington, D.C., Boston or Miami?

Composers – What composer wrote the piano piece “Moonlight Sonata?”

Band Members – Gary and Martin Kemp were both founding members of what band, which had hits in the ’80s? Multiple Choice – Spandau Ballet, Erasure, Tears for Fears, or Pet Shop Boys?

Chinese Zodiac – How many animals associated with the Chinese zodiac have hooves?

Mystery:

MYSTERY – Before and after

Pair of fez-wearing characters in Matt Groening’s “Life in Hell” cartoon books and name of actor playing “The Dude” in “The Big Lebowski.”

Name of 1988 film starring Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum and name of NWA member who died in 1995

Comedian and author of “Sniglets” and music duo with hits including “Did it in a Minute,” “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” and “She’s Gone.”

New wave band recording “Brand New Lover” and 1985 hit single by Simple Minds

Actress playing Samantha Stephens on “Bewitched” and full name of nuclear plant owner on “The Simpsons”

Quickfire – Name seven of Michael Jackson’s 12 number one singles.

Final Question – Movies

Two individuals who both each have an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony worked together on what 1996 comedy film? One of the individuals is best known as a director, the other best known for his work in the music departments of films. Neither person won any of their EGOT awards for working on this film.

OPTIONAL HINT: Gene Hackman was in the film.

FINAL QUESTION – World Populations

Two of the most populous sovereign nations of the world beginning with the letter “N” – Nigeria and Niger – are both located in Africa. Name two of the other four  next most populous nations of the world beginning with the letter “N.”

FINAL QUESTION – 80s singles

What 1983 novelty song was inspired by Vaudeville performers?

FINAL QUESTION: Baby Names

According to the Social Security Index. Heather was #9 on the list of most popular baby girl names in 1972. None of the other nine baby girl names in the top 10 are in the top 10 as of the 2015 list. Name two of the three baby boy names that were in the top 10 baby names in 1972 and were still in the top 10 as of 2015.

FINAL QUESTION – Simpsons

The 1992 “Simpsons” episode “Homer at the Bat”  features cameos by several real-life MLB players, who play on the nuclear plant softball team. Name any three of those professional baseball players. HINT: all of those players were active at that time.

Tiebreaker Questions

Thomas Edison and Burt Reynolds share a Feb. 11 birthday how many years apart?

Heather and Leslie Nielsen share a Feb . 11 birthday how many years apart?

Author Sidney Sheldon and Heather share a February 11 birthday how many years apart?

How old was Laura Ingalls Wilder when “Little House in the Big Woods” was published?

In what year was “Little House in the Big Woods” published?

Stuntman and film director Hal Needham has how many directing credits listed on imdb.com?

What was the total domestic box office gross of the movie “BASEketball?

How many studio albums has Peter Gabriel released?

How many top 40 hits has Peter Gabriel had on the U.S. charts?

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