Wednesday, December 07, 2005
On this day:

Tuesday Trivia

(See below for the answers.)

  1. Who was the first Hispanic to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
  2. In what country was the metric system first adopted?
  3. What event is pictured on the back of the 2-dollar bill?
  4. What two famous authors died on the same day as John F. Kennedy?
  5. Name the 5 actresses who starred in the original Beverly Hills 90210.
  6. How many wickets are used in a game of croquet?
  7. What is the little plastic or metal thingy at the end of a shoestring called?
  8. How many #1 hits did Johnny Cash have on the country music charts?
  9. In what year was the Dow Jones Transportation Index established?
  10. In what year was NASA created?
  11. The streets on a Monopoly board are based on actual streets in what U.S. city?
  12. What famous actress provided the voice of E.T.?
  13. Why is the Shockoe Confederate cemetery in Virginia notable?
  14. What item in a hospital recovery room contains the most germs?
  15. Name the 4 longest-running Broadway musicals.
  16. What SEC team did not have any players named as first team All-SEC this year?
  17. What animal has the largest eye?
  18. Who was the father of Queen Elizabeth II?
  19. What U.S. state has the lowest average elevation?
  20. Since 1910, who was the only U.S. President not to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball contest while he was in office?

  1. Roberto Clemente, who was posthumously inducted in 1973.
  2. France. According to the French, no one else has quite "measured up" to them ever since.
  3. The signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Contrary to popular belief, the two-dollar bill has never been taken out of circulation.
  4. British authors C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Lewis, Huxley and Kennedy each died on November 22, 1963.
  5. Shannon Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman Vasquez), and Carol Potter (Cindy Walsh). And they say that conservatives love FOX. Pfui!
  6. Nine.
  7. The aglet, or aiglet.
  8. Fourteen. The official Johnny Cash web site is here. I saw Walk the Line Sunday night. Good movie, but a little overhyped, in my opinion. Joaquin Phoenix as Cash is hard to beat, though.
  9. 1884. It was established by Charles Dow and is the oldest U.S. stock market index.
  10. 1958. Dr. T. Keith Glennan became its first Administrator.
  11. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  12. Debra Winger, although it sounds like Pat Welsh was the "final voice." This one needs some clarification.
  13. The Hebrew Confederate cemetery on Shockoe Hill in Richmond, Virginia, is the only Jewish military cemetery in the world outside the state of Israel.
  14. The T.V. remote control. No, it's not the patient's arse.
  15. Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line.
  16. Kentucky.
  17. The giant squid.
  18. King George VI.
  19. Delaware, with a mean elevation of 60 feet above sea level.
  20. Wouldn't you know it? It was Jimmy Carter... spoiling all the fun, as usual.