The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is the name of a particular province in one country and the general name for the provinces in another country?

2. What organization issues Academy Awards?

3. Why has no Food TV host agreed to taste any recipe from The Anarchist’s Cookbook?

4. Which US president said he did not think an atheist should be considered a citizen?

5. What is the Bread and Puppet Theatre?

6. Who are the Not Ready for Prime Time Players?

7. Name a novel by somebody better known for something other than writing novels.

8. Why do computer companies rarely if ever claim to be selling “laptops?”

9. How do you make a mummy?

10. Who is/was the leader of the Taliban?

11. What does it mean for an auction to have a “reserve?”

12. Karl Marx was a reporter for which American newspaper?

13. What is the difference between Arcadia and Acadia?

14. Polo shirts were originally associated with which sport?

15. Why did Lenin outlaw White Russians in Russia?

16. What is a nervous breakdown?

17. Who was the suspicious tailor in Star Trek whom people always suspected was a spy?

18. Why was Charlie Chaplin exiled from the United States?

19. Is there balm in Gilead?
-What does that question the hell mean?
-What is it s quotation from?

20. What is the name of Binghamton’s hockey team?
-And why?

21. What do brains taste like?

22. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

23. How did Rich David get so rich?

24. How did the Great Gildersleeve get so Great?

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

27. The Russian version of “Survivor” is called what?

28. Name someone from Africa whom we didn’t mention last week.

29. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. In which year did Babe Ruth make his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox?

2. In his day, George Washington had the biggest one in the American Colonies. What was he so proud to possess?

3. Which president (by proclamation) established Mother’s Day as the second Sunday in May?

4. NHL Hall of Fame member Maurice Richard was known as “The Rocket”. What was his brother Henri Richard’s nickname?

5. “Louie-ville” or “Lewis-ville”...What is the official pronunciation for the capital of Kentucky?

6. What is the name of the B-29 which dropped the second atomic bomb (on Nagasaki)?

7. The Binghamton Mets won the 2014 Eastern League championship. Who did they defeat to win the title?

8. Which snack food claims that “No one can eat just one”?

9. Which genetic disorder is known as Trisomy-21?

10. This week, golfer Greg Norman narrowly avoided a disastrous accident. What happened to him?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

In musical terms what is a “tone cluster”?

What common object (or objects) were invented by John Walker?

Who was ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Why do scholars think Tchaikovsky never wrote any music for the theremin?

2. Name a Major League Baseball manager who was fired before the season after he won the pennant.

3. What is a kind of spot, a kind of failure, and a kind of meat?

4. In the past, many racists refused to drink Pepsi. Why?

5. What is the difference between cocoa and coca?

6. Why was the famous battle that took place in Volgograd not called the Battle of Volgograd?

7. What does MGM stand for?

-What is their motto?

-What does it mean?

8. What popular play features a cheerful song about killing people and selling their dead bodies as food?

9. What is the equivalent of the European Union for Africa, Asia, or the Americas called?

10. Who ran a US presidential campaign from prison?

11. Many INdian college students do something called “jamming” for fun and competition. What is it?

12. What is gluten?

-What is the name of the disease that makes it dangerous to eat?

13. In which TV series does each season take place in a different century?

14. Name a closed local business that still has its sign up.

15. Anita Sarkeesian recently got death threats for doing what on the internet?

16. What is both a kind of jewellery and a kind of guest appearance?

17. What was Oedipus Rex’s job?

18. Please describe the plot of The Brothers Karamazov.

19. What does a humanist do?

20. Sometimes you will see signs hanging up that say “Free Mumia.” What does that mean?

21. What do brains taste like?

22. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

23. How did Rich David get so rich?

24. How did the Great Gildersleeve get so Great?

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

27. The Russian version of “Survivor” is called what?

28. Name someone from Africa whom we didn’t mention last week.

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What is the New York Subway Challenge?

Why were many checks from Marlon Brando never cashed?

Who was Queen Elizabeth I’s father?

What is the lowest land point on earth?

Does sound travel faster in air or water?

When was the last time the $1 bill was re-designed?

Twitch the Intern

1. Which current Congressman appears in the music video for the song 'Ghostbusters’?

2. When is OJ Simpson first eligible to be released on parole?

3. Freight trains seldom carry a caboose these days. What was the function of a caboose?

4. Which US state produces the most rice?

5. Name any actor/actress who has portrayed God in a movie (God, not Jesus).

6. Which nation is the largest consumer of potatoes?

7. Who holds the MLB record for most home runs by a catcher (395)?

8. What is a group of unicorns called?

9. Which Hollywood movie first showed ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is a parking variance and why might a person want one?

2. Why were Graham crackers invented?

3. Who were the villains on Rocky and Bullwinkle?

- The name of the male one was a pun on what?

4. What country is York in?

5. What does “Mein Kampf” mean in English?

6. Why has no country ever banned the autobiography of Stalin?

7. Who was Soupy Sales?
-What ribald incident was he famous for?

8. What did the British East india Company do?

9. Name any person who is from Africa.

10. What college did Hamlet go to?

11. What is a Sufi?

12. Ukraine has recently launched what TV news channel as a counter to Russia Today?

13. Explain the rules of darts.

14. What does a zionist do?

15. Who wrote the book “Memoirs of an Amnesiac?”

16. Who published a book, seriously claiming that it has been psychically written by his cat.

17. What is Sharia law?

18. What well-known comedian lived to be 100 years old?

19. In what movie does Robert Downey Jr wear blackface?

20. What function is performed by the website Snopes?

21. What do brains taste like?

22. Tell us how to say our phone number in a new language.

23. How did Rich David get so rich?

24. How did the Great Gildersleeve get so Great?

25. Name something only one of us has read/heard/seen.

26. Why should you win?

27. The Russian version of “Survivor” is called what?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Big Ben is not the clock on the corner of the British Parliament building. What does the name actually refer to?

Also what is the actual name of the tower?

How high did the speedometer go in the original DeLoreans?

What is the singular of Timpani?

What never works at night and requires a gnomon to tell the time?

What kind of rock floats in water?

Twitch the Intern

1. In 1953, Frank Sinatra won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. What was the film?

2. Which 17th century explorer was buried with a pipe and a box of tobacco?

3. Which Revolutionary War battle took place on Breed’s Hill?

4. On “The Big Bang Theory”, what is Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment number?

5. Which former President said, “I would have made a good Pope.”?

6. Sufferin’ succotash! Succotash is made of which two vegetables?

7. There have been 286 no-hitters in the history of MLB. How many were thrown by a combination of pitchers?

8. In the Bogart/Hepburn movie, who was the African Queen?

9. In the “SuperFriends” cartoon, what were the names of the Wonder Twins? What was the name of their monkey?

10. Why do some Japanese video game manuals list game characters’ blood type?

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