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. (30 points)||STRANGE BUT TRUE SPORTS! A)No members of the Gold medal winning team in this country made the Olympic squad, supposedly because they were transvestites. Name the country and sport. B) This Hall of Fame Jockey lost his first 250 races. Name him.|
|2. (40 points)||Bad things happen when Pro Wrestlers get mixed up in real life. Identify the wrestler and personalities involved in these two situations: A) Wrestler gave performance artist a piledriver. B) Wrestler boxed the ears of a Network News/Entertainment reporter.|
|3. (50 points)||SPORTS STARS: Identify these baseball players by their television credits: A) Donna Reed Show, Leave It To Beaver, and Then Came Bronson. B) The Lloyd Bridges Show and 77 Sunset Strip. C) The Rifleman, Cowboy in Africa, and Werewolf. D) The Phil Silvers Show and Remington Steele. E) Who's the Boss and Mr. Belvedere.|
|4. (50 points)||DIVAS: VH1 did a show called "Divas Live" back in April (I missed it, but I'm sure it will be rerun, and rerun, and rerun . . .). Towards the end there were six of them singing a song which reached #8 in 1967. A) Name that tune. B) Who was the oldest Diva singing. C) Who was not wearing a basically black outfit. D) Who had the shortest skirt. E) Who had the most #1 Billboard songs pre-1992?|
|5. (20 points)||"My Chicken's McChicken". Name the athlete and the company who produced the item.|
|6. (10 points)||Who was the first woman in space?|
|7. (60 points)||Diet Coke celebrated the Grammys this year (1998) by putting a block on the can with certain Grammy winning artists from prior years, along with the year won, the award name and the song/album that the artist won for. Give me the Year, Award won, and album/song title as listed on these cans for these two artists: A) Tom Petty, B) Natalie Cole|
|8. (80 points)||Name four folks who were nominated for Academy Awards who also played catchers in Major Motion Pictures, and the movie where they played those catchers.|
|9. (30 points)||SHUTTUP/SITTDOWN!! Identify these Howard Stern items: A) Who's famous for shouting "Shuttup, Sitdown!", B) What member of the Klan reviews movies on Howard's radio show, C) What strip club does Howard love to go to?|
|10. (10 points)||In what oft-shown on TV piece of film/videotape did Daphne Zuriga and Matt LeBlanc appear?|
|11. (10 points)||What stadium/ballpark did Father Guido Sarducci attempt to perform an exorcism at in the early 1990's?|
|12. (40 points)||SOUNDTRACK CITY: Name the movie, from the songs on the soundtrack. A) Go West - Village People, My Baby Loves Lovin' - White Plains, Take A Letter Maria - RB Greaves. B) I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick, Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent, Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple. C) Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang, Let's Stay Together - Al Green, Flowers on the Wall - Statler Brothers. D) Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees, Good Morning Starshine - Oliver, Hawaii Five-0 - Ventures|
|13. (20 points)||The first week of May, 1998, found a situation in a Major League Baseball game, where both starting pitchers' last names were the same as cities/towns in the state where the game was played. Name those two pitchers|
|14. (10 points)||A few years ago McDonalds had a product that they no longer carry which was just bursting with a substance extracted from Seaweed. Name that product!|
|15. (40 points)||Joan Jett covered a song a few years ago where she sings about going past the Stop & Shop. Name the song, the guy who wrote (and first did it), what a 'Stop & Shop' is, and in what town that specific Stop & Shop was located.|
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