The Mad Trivia Party

with Chris Played by Charles Berman

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Chris Played by Charles Berman

1. What is both a kind of forced laborer and a way of having fun at the beach?

2. What does a vulcanologist do?

3. What famous author wrote a novel set in America called America even though he or she never came to America?

4. Why do many people believe that Fidel Castro’s true cause of death has never been revealed to the public?

5. What is differential calculus? Explain so I understand.

6. Who invented Tarzan?
-What about James Bond?
-Fu Manchu?
-Charlie Chan?

7. What is considered to be a more correct name for the people often called Gypsies?

8. Why do US-trained Arabic interpreters usually have trouble finding work in Iran?

9. Name a political party in another country.

10. Despite the lack of evidence for flying saucers, why do many scientists still believe that invasive species exist?

11. Why did the Kodak Corporation never try using the process called “photosynthesis” in its products?

12. Why do many people find it very easy to break the 18th Amendment of the US Constitution and avoid legal repercussions?

13. Name a magazine that publishes fiction.

14. What is the difference between advertising and underwriting?

15. What is unusual about the admissions techniques of the Famous Artists School?

16. What former mayor of Binghamton became a presidential appointee and was nicknamed “Scripture Dick?”

17. In what country were people issued “beard tokens” to prove they had paid their beard tax?

18. What is bronze made of?

19. In which two countries are women not allowed to vote?

20. What is the origin of the question, “Is it bigger than a breadbox?”

21. What was Red Square called before the Russian Revolution?

22. Who is President of Chechnya?
23. What do brains taste like?

24. How did Rich David get so rich?

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

26. Why should you win?

27. Heads or tails?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

How many miles are in a League?

How many bends in a paperclip?

What part of the plant is Cinnamon made from?

What kind of cat is the only kind without retractable claws?

Shakespear’s play “Twelfth Night” is set on what day of the year?

Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield were better known as what?

What was the first name of the real Chef Boyardee?

Give us a cocktail recipe (one with a name)

Twitch the Intern

1. What was the name of Forest Gump’s shrimp boat?

2. How many typically come in a pack of American cigarettes?

3. In 'A League of Their Own’, how does Tom Hanks sign the fan’s baseball?

4. Based on his clothing, what is Cap’n Crunch’s actual naval rank?

5. How many lanes are there in an Olympic swimming pool?

6. What was notable about Steve Janaszak’s Olympic career?

7. Name a candy that sucks worse than Candy Corn (points awarded at my discretion).

8. According ...

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Chris Played by Charles Berman
1. In the 18th century, purple colored things were associated with what kind of people?
2. Name a SUNY school.
3. What does “gesundheit” mean?
4. According to the US Constitution, a slave counts as how much of a person?
5. What is the difference between a dragon and a dragoon?
6. What was Red Square called before the Russian Revolution?
7. According to the rules of monopoly, what happens when you land on a property and decide not to buy it?
8. What is a sleeper car?
9. Why are you supposed to look at an eclipse through those bits of public with holes in them?
-What are they called?
10. Name someone who has been put on trial by the International Criminal Court.
-Where is it?
11. What is both a kind of baseball player and a kind of horse?
12. What currency is used in the Vatican?
13. At the end of Hamlet, who is monarch?
-What about King Lear? Macbeth?
14. Why is the army less likely to allow poltroons to be soldiers?
15. What is a theatrical pie?
-What famous rhyme makes reference to one?
16. What brand of wine’s slogan was “Man, oh ____________, what a wine!”
17. What is the difference between a democracy and a republic?
18. Why does the Universal Life Church have such an unusually high ratio of clergy to laypeople?
19. Part II of what film was made after the entire cast of Part I had been replaced?
20. The funeral industry now prefers that you use what words instead of these: coffin, undertaker, shroud, dead body, grave, burial, digging a grave, embalming.

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 “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” is called what?

28. Give us a good way to celebrate Columbus Day.
29. Who is President of Chechnya?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What is the capital of Monaco?

What shape is a “Wankel Rotary Engine”?

What fruit used to be called a “Persian Apple”?

How many tiles are there in a standard Scrabble game?

Carolyn Jones was best known for her role as what 1960s sitcom character?

Twitch the Intern

1. How many avenues radiate from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris?

2. Where was the Liberty Bell forged?

3. On “Three’s Company”, what is the name 'Chrissi’ short for?

4. What ’80s professional wrestler became a G.I. Joe character?

5. What was the first novel known to have been written on a typewriter?

6. What was the original color of Coca-Cola?

7. What is the largest amount of money (in coins) you can have without being able to make change for a dollar (excluding dollar ...

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1. Why are many bars still called a “bar and grille” even though they do not grill food?
2. What is the difference between hitachi and hibachi?
3. What fictional character’s official tagline is “The World’s Greatest Detective?”
4. Why do many people try to avoid having picnics near UXBs?
5. Name a science fiction story from before the 1920s.
6. What are spats?
7. Who was Lord Hee Haw?
8. Who was the Mayor of Binghamton before Mayor Matt Ryan?
9. What were @ signs mainly used for before e-mail?
10. Please describe the plot of the film “Robot versus the Aztec Mummy.”
11. What journalist was famously mugged by a person who repeated shouted, “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?”
12. What does it mean for something to be “stochastic?”
13. What was Shoeless Joe Jackson’s job?
14. Name a set of well-known siblings.
15. What is confirmation bias?
16. What is the Randi Challenge?
—How many people have beaten it?
17. Solve for X: France’s current government is the Xth Republic.
18. What was the name of the song on which Psy collaborated with Snoop Dog?
19. Why is rooibos tea technically not tea? What is it in fact? And what is rooibos?
20. What is both a type of packaging and a type of sword?

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 “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” is called what?

28. Who said at his trial, “Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” What was he on trial for?

Doc Sonic’s questions:

What element is combined with iron to become steel?

All of the clocks on screen in Pulp Fiction show what time?

How much money comes with a MacArthur genius grant?

Where is Lake Woebegon?

Who are Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy?

Originally the search engine Yahoo was an acronym for what?

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Fall 2014

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