A random assortment of trivia questions, some multi-part. some with single answers. All parts of an answer are worth 10 points, therefore if a question has a 3 part answer, that would be worth a total of 30 points (total points available per question are in parentheses to the left of each question). Total available points are 500 (hence the name of the quiz!) To earn 10 points, first and last names are required. First or last name only earns 5 points.

1.(20 pts)What politician is associated with the phrase "Nattoring nabobs of negativism," and to what group was he referring?
2.(20 pts)In REM's song "Stand", what two directions are you told to face (one guess only on this question)?
3.(10 pts)Who was only man to be regular season teammates with Larry Bird & Magic Johnson?
4.(70 pts)WEIRD AL (no, not the Vice-President, the satirist!). Identify the real song titles, from the Weird Al Yankovic parodies: A) Eat it, B) Amish Paradise, C) My Balonie, D) Another One Rides The Bus, E) Fat, F) Like a Surgeon, G) It's Still Billy Joel to Me?
5.(40 pts)COME ON AND ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM A ZOOM! A) What PBS station produced the 70's show ZOOM, B) What was the name of the finger counting exercise, C) What was the special language the kids spoke, D) What was the name of the girl who did that thing with her arms?
6.(10 pts)What was the nickname of the famous Roller Derby team representing the Bay Area in the 1960's?
7.(30 pts)What are the ABC Islands?
8.(40 pts)Name the 4 models who have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 2 or more consecutive years.
9.(70 pts)THE BEAT GOES ON! Name the Top 40 bands which start with the letter B for the following drummers: A) Henry Weck, B) Sib Hashian, C) Deen Castronovo, D) Robbie Bachman, E) Simon Kirke, F) Debbie Peterson, G) David Getz.
10.(10 pts)What is the longest common English language word which can be spelled using only the row of keys starting with the 'Q' on a typewriter?
11.(30 pts)From 1982 to 1996, only 3 Major League Baseball players who were active the full 15 years, NEVER went on the disabled list. Name them.
12.(60 pts)IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD: A) What was the name of Mad Magazine's mascot, B) What was his slogan, C) What was the name of the feature which pitted a white spy vs. a black spy. D) What were you supposed to do with the back cover of the magazine, E) In the 70's, how many non-Mad magazine related advertisements were in the average issue, F) What was the name of the first Mad movie?
13.(30 pts)NAME THAT ROCKER: A) Raised on the isle of Malta, this singer had 3 Top 2 songs in the 80's, B) Born in Jacksonville, FL, and appeared in the TV film 'Sooner or Later', C) His first name is Salvatore, and he appeared in the movie "Hairspray".
14.(20 pts)Who was the first host of Saturday Night Live (then known as NBC's Saturday Night), and what was the topic of his/her opening monologue?
15.(40 pts)PEOPLE WHO DIED: Who sang the song, how did Bobby die, how old was he, how old did he look when he died?

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