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. (50 points)Nicknames of the Spice Girls (and let's keep to the topic here!)
2. (10 points)What do the following 3 movies, AND NO OTHERS, have in common: Girl 6, Conspiracy Theory, and Mad City? Hint: Not in the subjects of the movies, and maybe not even in the credits.
3. (30 points)A November, 1997 cricket match in Cape Town, South Africa between what two teams was cancelled for what bizarre reason having to do with a brewery?
4. (70 points)Billy Joel recorded a live album in the mid 1970's. What was the album's name, at what University or College was it recorded (hint: the venue named on the album is incorrect), and what is that University/College's team nickname? Also, what were the names of the four groups he was with prior to finding fame and fortune?
5. (20 points)There was a game for the Atari 2600 which was based on a rock group's big-selling album. Name the group and the album.
6. (40 points)TALK SOUP HOSTS AND THEIR CAR COMMERCIALS: Provide the names of the last 2 (1995-1997) regular hosts of Talk Soup, and the Car companies they did commercials for.
7. (60 points)MST3K! Name the two men who have been the hosts, the three main robots (full names), and out of what material are the 'theater seats' you see on TV made?
8. (40 points)Give the car manufacturer and the song for the following singer sellouts: A) Sly and the Family Stone, B) Trio
9. (30 points)RANDOM MUSINGS: A) What was the name of the 70's pianist who was on all the talk shows talking about being "bi-coastal", B) In what city was Don Imus's current radio show first syndicated, C) Change 1 letter in the name of a country to get the nickname of a US Major league franchise
10. (30 points)66 IT!! A) What artist made it highest on the US pop charts with the song Route 66 (from 1955-1991), B) What is the better known name of Fiber 66, C) Name a gas station with the number 66 in it's name.
11. (40 points)According to the US census bureau, in 1990 the three most populous countries in the world were China, India, and the USA. What were 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th?
12. (10 points)Who cried on the Mike Douglas show when Harry Chapin sang "Cats in the Cradle"?
13. (30 points)What actors portray Mr. & (the former) Mrs. Laupin and Johnny Blue Jeans, on Viva Variety?
14. (20 points)MAN OF THE YEAR!! Who were Time Magazine's Man of the Year for 1995 and 1996?
15. (20 points)Who are the only 2 professional wrestlers to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated through the end of 1997?

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