The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

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Chris Pplayed by Charles Berman

1. Why are member of the Unification Church often called “Moonies?”

2. Give a US president’s middle name?

3. What is known as “the world’s oldest profession?

4. Why do some people think that in the US one cannot get real brie?

5. What is a therm?

6. Who is the leader of the Rent is Too Damn High Party?

What state is it in?

7. What is Joe Biden’s real full first name?

8. What is a chiopodist.

9. What is the difference between a deposit and a down payment?

10. What politician had a scandal involving:

- a dead intern? – an expensive haircut? – cheating on his cancer patient wife? – roaring onstage? – groping several male staffers at a wedding and then admitting it? – decorating his office like Downton Abbey? – wearing a sweater? – entering a tank? – crashing a car with a prostitute in it?

11. What is bandy?

12. What is the most popular participation sport in the US?

13. Name all three Pep Boys.

14. Who did the voice of Howdy Doody?

15. White out was invented by a family member of a member of what band?

16. Where does Poland Spring water come from?

17. What is a kinematograph?

18. Name a search engine other than Google, current or former.

19. What is both a kind of family member and a kind of printer?

20. What is in batteries?

20b. Name a song that becomes unsettling when you actually listen to the words?

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. Which fast food chain celebrated its 75th anniversary last week (05/15/15)?

2. Currently, what is the cost of a US first-class ‘forever’ stamp?

3. Name the TV shows which spawned these spin-offs: ‘Mork & Mindy’, ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘The Facts of Life’, ‘Laverne & Shirley’, ‘The Jeffersons’.

4. Which (eventual) US general competed in the first modern pentathlon at the 1912 Summer Olympic games?

5. Name the first TV show on which the main characters also sang the theme song.

6. The Beatles have had the most #1 albums in history (19)…Who is in second place (13)?

7. Where did Chex cereal get its name?

8. Awkward!! Recently, a wheelchair-bound contestant on ‘The Price Is Right’ won something completely unusable. What was her prize?

9. Explain the condition known as ‘thanatosis’. [Bonus: Name an animal which exhibits this behavior.]

10. Recently, Jeb Bush claimed that what person would make the “perfect” 2016 Republican Presidential candidate? [Bonus: Why would this person not be eligible?]

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Who was the father of Cleopatra’s twins?

Leather is the traditional gift of which wedding anniversary?

What two beaches in Brazil inspired two hit songs?

What number have you rolled in a game of craps, if you roll “boxcars”?

In which country would you find the state ...

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Twitch the Intern

1. Which fast food chain celebrated its 75th anniversary last week (05/15/15)?

2. Currently, what is the cost of a US first-class ‘forever’ stamp?

3. Name the TV shows which spawned these spin-offs: ‘Mork & Mindy’, ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘The Facts of Life’, ‘Laverne & Shirley’, ‘The Jeffersons’.

4. Which (eventual) US general competed in the first modern pentathlon at the 1912 Summer Olympic games?

5. Name the first TV show on which the main characters also sang the theme song.

6. The Beatles have had the most #1 albums in history (19)…Who is in second place (13)?

7. Where did Chex cereal get its name?

8. Awkward!! Recently, a wheelchair-bound contestant on ‘The Price Is Right’ won something completely unusable. What was her prize?

9. Explain the condition known as ‘thanatosis’. [Bonus: Name an animal which exhibits this behavior.]

10. Recently, Jeb Bush claimed that what person would make the “perfect” 2016 Republican Presidential candidate? [Bonus: Why would this person not be eligible?]

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What kind of jacket is named after a town in New York?

2. What is OPEC?

3. Who were “The Rat Pack?”

4. What language recently successfully developed a gender-neutral third person pronoun?

5. What comedian was known for smashing watermelons onstage?

-What was known for dropping them off buildings?

6. Name a movie / TV tie in beer.

7. The Stanley Cup was originally given for what instead of professional hockey?

8. What was Binghamton’s original hockey team called?

9. Why do most legal experts think that Disney will not be able to extend the copywright on Bugs Bunny the next time be approaches falling into the public domain?

10. Why was Mary Shelley not allowed to copywright Frankenstein when she wrote it?

11. What is the difference between a wardrobe and a closet?

12. Where was the Vatican when it was not in Rome?

13. What 1990s baseball player bought one of Babe Ruth’s old baseball hats from a collector and wore it on the field?

14. How long can a virus live?

15. What is the difference between a fiance and a fiancee?

16. What is an antitrust law?

17. What is the diffrence between a bill, and invoice, and a statement?

18. Why did many people disapprove of Edward VIIII’s fiancee?

19. What is the Heimlich Maneuver officially called?

20. Scientists have determined that is is medically perfectly safe for what kind of bird to have cocktails?

.20b. Name a song that becomes unsettling when you actually listen to the words?

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?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

Who were the astronauts on the second moon landing (Apollo 12)?

Where would you find the “court of European Justice”?

What former game show host claimed in his autobiography that he was a CIA assassin?

What did ...

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CHRIS PLAYED BY CHARLES BERMAN

Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. Who is the current Broome County Executive?

2. What is a “food desert?”

3. What is both partof an electrical circuit and part of an orchestra?

4. Name a famous person who was named after another famous person.

5. Astronauts usually have what profession before becoming astronauts?

6. What is a piscatarian.

7. Name a song that is over ten minutes long.

8. Many people believe that the Christian Science Monitor is in fact controlled by what religious organization?

9. Name a fictional US president and the fictional work they come from.

10. What is the Mendoza Line?
-The Maginot Line?
-The Mason-Dixon Line?
-The Poverty Line?

11. What author is well known for refusing to be ever photographed or interviewed?

12. What is both a kind of shoes and a kind of music.

13. During the Civil War, what was the official name of “The South?”

14. What city once had a football and baseball team with the same name?

15. What is swatting?

16. What sports team is known for banning its players from wearing long hair, beards, or non-clipped moustaches?

17. Chocolate is made from what plant?

18. What is interpol?

19. Why was it ironic that parts II and III of the film Atlas Shrugged were made and released?

20. Name an existing or invent a good new Phillies -style rooting section.

20b. Name a song that becomes unsettling when you actually listen to the words?

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?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

The Andy Warhol museum is located in what city?

In Greek mythology, who fell in love with his shadow?

In what century was the original Star Trek set?

How do you beat the Kobayashi Maru simulator test?

What musical piece calls for the use of cannons?

What does a phobophobe fear?

Is this a band?

Pragmatic Chaos

The Downtown Tubas

Fruitcake Superbeing

Twitch the Intern

1. Which state had the most electoral votes in the first Presidential election?

2. The Punic Wars were fought between Rome and which of its traditional enemies?

3. Recently, Kraft announced that by 2016 they will make a major change to their mac-’n’-cheese. What is the change?

4. Who was the first man to break the sound barrier?

5. Which country music legend/marijuana advocate celebrated his 82nd birthday last week?

6. What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

7. Which NHL teams are associated with the following scorers: ‘The Crazy 8s’? ‘The French Connection’? ‘The Triple Crown Line’? ‘The GAG Line’?

8. In the Austin Powers movies, who is ‘Johann Van Der Smut’?

9. Who was the very first Playboy centerfold (Dec. 1953)?

10. What are the four ingredients of a Mint Julep?

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