The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

Where we get mad, and you get trivial!


Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What party did Ross Perot run on?

2. What is both a language and a common women’s name?

3. What is multi-level marketing?

4. What is search engine optimization?

5. What are papusas?

6. What is dog-whistle politics?

7. Name something that was published anonymously.

8. The play The Goat is about a person who has sex with what kind of animal?

-The novel The Hippopotamus is about a person who has sex with what kind of animal?

9. Name a character who has been played by more than two actors in different movies?

10. What was the first rock ‘n’ roll song?

11. What is both a military rank and an early computer?

12. Marshall Mathers is better known as what?

13. What is Project Gutenberg?

14. What is a close encounter? What are the “kinds” of close encounter?

15. Name a song the most people know the chorus of but few people know the verses.

-Bonus: Sing a verse.

16. What was voice mail called when it was a separate device that attached to a landline phone?

17. Describe the plot of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

18. How does bughouse chess work?

19. Name a Hall of Fame manager.

20. Why do some typewriters not have a 1 key or an exclamation point?

21. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. How many member countries are there in NATO?

2. Who was the youngest first lady in American history?

3. Who are the only 2 players from the Dominican Republic in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

4. In TV ads, what was the name of the animated spokes-fish for StarKist Tuna?

5. How many ounces are there in a “yard of beer”?

6. Members of which rock band are owners of a team in the Arena Football League?

7. Which popular dog breed, often associated with horse-drawn wagons, originated in Croatia?

8. Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world (3230 ft.). In which country is it located?

9. What is the national animal of Scotland?

10. Recently, a 9-foot tall bronze statue was unveiled in Detroit before 700 ticket-holding attendees. Why was this statue controversial?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

In the movie Alien, what is Ripley’s first name?

In the TV show “The Simpsons”, what is Comic Book Guy’s real full name?

In the comic strip “Peanuts”, how much does Lucy usually charge for psychiatric advice?

How many transatlantic trips did the Titanic make before sinking?

What word becomes shorter by adding two letters to it?

Is This A Band?

The Jovial Handshakes

Machine Gun Fellatio

The Rolling Donut Pimps

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What does cruciferous mean?

2. Why did Benjamin Franklin go to live in France?

3. What is a hickey puck made of?

4. Why is the dollar sign that S with the line or lines through it?

5. Who was on the dollar coin before Susan B. Anthony?

6. What is a poltergeist?

-What does that word mean in German?

7. What is the difference between chicken tikka and chicken tikka masala?

8. In computing, what is the difference betweeen HTTP and HTTPS?

9. Who was “Old Hickory?

-Who was “Old Kinderhook?”

10. What does “kindergarten” mean in German?

11. The “Seinfeld” reunion occurred on what show?

12. What is “the Great Firewall of China?”

13. What is the London equivalent of Broadway?

14. What countries are in Scandinavia?

15. What are Hawaiian shirts called in Hawaii?

16. What is both a kind of shoe and a kind of accent?

17. What does the office of code enforcement do?

18. What is a sine qua non?

19. What is the difference between “de jure” and “du jour?”

20. What is both a kind of apartment and a kind of album?

21. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. Oregon State University scientists have revealed that, after 15 years of research, they have developed a strain of seaweed which tastes like…what?

2. Who was the oldest person to have gone into space?

3. Which is the only state which does not require adult drivers to wear seat belts?

4. Which branch of science gets its name from the Greek meaning “Study of the Home”?

5. Why is the Eiffel Tower six inches shorter in the winter?

6. In the game Monopoly, how many properties can be purchased?

7. What is the difference between nuclear fusion and nuclear fission?

8. Which astronaut hit a golf ball on the moon? [Bonus: Which club did he use?]

9. Where was badminton invented?

10. Which planet in our solar system has the highest AVERAGE surface temperature?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

In the movie “Saving Private Ryan”, how many of the Ryan brothers were soldiers

How many US states end with the letter “O”?

What is the Count’s full name on Sesame Street?

Havana is located on which side of Cuba?

The original recipe for “pound cake” called for a pound of which ingredients?

A Pratt, A Windsor and a “Four In Hand” are different kinds of what?

The mayor of Bogota Columbia hired 420 mimes to do what in Bogota?

The song Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan was about what infamous underground figure?

As of today, how many Repulican Presidential candidates are there?

Is This A Band?

The Maple State

The Manic Librarians

Sockmonkey’s Uncle

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is amber?

2. What is the difference between Grade A and Grade B maple syrup?

- What is the difference between Grade A and Grade B eggs?

3. In television, what is a “ghost?”

4. Name something in a traditional full English Breakfast.

5. Give an androgenous name.

6. What is a reverse mortage?

7. Before being used to make shirts, tie die was most often used for what purpose?

8. What is a “paddy wagon” and why is it called that?

9. What is a telegram?

10. What country did Bela Lugosi come from?

11. Who was “the Man of a Thousand Faces?”

- Who was “the Man of a Thousand Voices?”

12. What is frotteurism?

13. In 1983, what was the most common language in Poland?

14. What is “disco” short for?

15. Why is the 1950s series “Amon ‘n’ Andy” not frequently re-run on television?

16. What is the difference between a soprano and a mezzo soprano?

17. In the UK, vest is known as what?

- And the word “vest” refers to what?

18. In what city is Oxford University?

19. What is both a former TV host and a kind of high school athlete?

20. Name a British actor who has not appeared in Doctor Who.

21b. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

23. Why should you win?

24. Heads or tails?

Twitch the Intern

1. What is the official language of Vatican City?

2. Who was the first US president to have his portrait on a coin?

3. Which American Vice-President (while still in office) killed a man? [Bonus: Who was the victim?]

4. How many women have won the Medal of Honor?

5. Members of which punk rock band rejected their own entry into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006?

6. What color is a polar bear’s skin?

7. As of 2014, nine countries have nuclear weapons. Other than Russia and the United States, name one.

8. Which music event celebrated its 30th anniversary on July 13, 2015?

9. Recently, Olivia Jordan won the 2015 Miss USA pageant…Which state did she represent?

10. How many prisoners were liberated when the Bastille was stormed on July 14, 1789?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

In The Simpsons, what is the name of the baseball bat Homer makes himself?

Erik Weisz was a famous performer in the early 20th century under another name. What was it?

What are Popeye’s nephew’s names?

What fictional company creates the dinosaurs in Jurrasic Park?

Which Philip K. Dick story is the movie Total Recall based on?

On the show Futurama, what did they rename the planet Uranus?

Is This A Band?

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