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. (60 points)During the 1997 season, two guys set a major league baseball record for "Most letters, last names, back to back homeruns." Name the two guys, and the 2nd and 3rd place combinations, for folks doing thus in the past 30 years.
2. (70 points)THE NAME'S THE SAME: Identify these famous names which are shared by more than one person or thing. For example, if I said "Magician/Dicken's character", the answer would be David Copperfield: A) "Yes" man/Presidential Candidate, B) CBS Chair/Got no hair, C) East Coast Mayor/Jerky Boy Character, D) Pat's coach/Princeton coach, E) SNL'er/DC Suburb, F)Monkee Man/Locker Owner, G) Hollywood Square/Goalie
3. (20 points)Identify the products from the slogan: A) Run Faster, Jump Higher, B) Get a Bang out of Life
4. (40 points)MISSING LINKS: Provide the two steps required to get from A to D. For example, if I gave you "Main Ingredient/Jerry Maguire, you would need to give Cuba Gooding Sr. (member of group) father of Cuba Gooding Jr. (star of movie): A) Two Tons of Fun/Paul Schaffer, B) Donny & Marie Osmond/Frank Zappa
5. (30 points)Using this name he wrote a book of humorous complaint letters to major corporations, like McDonalds. He also was a writer on a long time variety show, and a regular performer on that show under a pseudonym. Provide his real name and the names he used for his book and his character.
6. (20 points)MARY JO VICTIMS: Provide the last names of these famous victims named Mary Jo: Wife of Amy's lover, Martha's Vineyard drowning victim.
7. (20 points)In the movie "In and Out", what town and state does the action occur in and what is the school teams' nickname?
8. (30 points)BANNED IN THE USA: Identify these banned consumer products/additives: A) 70's soft drink sweetener, B) Detergent additive, C) Ingrediant supposedly in the old style Red M & M's
9. (40 points)Name the lead character in a late 70's TV show about an intergalactic garbage scow commander, the star of the show, and the character names of the twins on the show
10. (30 points)Doonesbury: A) What is Zonker's first name, B) What other cartoon character's name did he used to call BD in the football huddle, C) Who was the voice of Jimmy Thudpucker on the album?
11. (40 points)POP/ROCK BIRTHS: Identify the solo artists with 2 or more #1 hits by their dates of birth: A) January 24, 1941, B) March 25, 1942, C) April 2, 1939, D) May 9, 1949
12. (40 points)What are the names of the four kids (main characters) on the TV Show South Park?
13. (30 points)FADS, FADS, FADS!!! A) Joshua Reynolds designed what 1970's fad accessory, B) Ken Hakuta was responsible for what 1980's alliterative toy, which itself spun off additional toys, and C) Craven Walker designed what 1960's luminous fad?
14. (20 points)In Frank Zappa's 'Joe's Garage', what's the name of the narrator, and Joe wonders why it hurts when he does what?
15. (10 points)What stock sells for the highest price per share on the New York Stock Exchange, as of October 1, 1997?

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