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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)Thru 1994, 3 countries has played in more than 5 FIFA World Cup matches, without ever winning a game, name those countries.
2. (40 points)DARNED YANKEES! In the show Damn Yankees, A) In what town did Meg Boyd live in, B) What town was Lola from, C) What town was Joe Hardy's team from, and D) What was the name of the book the musical was based upon?
3. (40 points)Identify these Talk Soup icons: A) Hand puppet, B) Brand name of poultry byproduct, C) Stage Manager, D) Brand name of Canine prosthesis devices.
4. (40 points)Two position players have been traded, released, and become free agents enough times to have had four different stints with the same major league organization (not the same as each other). This does not include a player being sent down. Also one non-pitcher played for one team on five different occasions. Name these three players, as well as the nickname of the one who retired second.
5. (50 points)SPORTS SHORTS: A) Identify the kind of animal whose remains were found on a rafter of the Boston Garden during it's demolition. B) What former NFL tight end held the national high school javelin toss record for many years between 1960 and 1980. C) What unique feat did Pete Rose Jr, Jason Williams, Glenn Murray, and Guillermo Garcia achieve (in that order) in 1998, and be specific! D) Name the 1998 AL rookie whose grandfather was a heavyweight amateur boxing champion, E) Who was the first man to attempt to qualify for a Brickyard 400, in Indianapolis?
6. (20 points)These were two of my favorite books with baseball as a theme as a child (when I was between 8 and 13). Name them from the plot synopses: A) Kid can foul off every pitch, and always gets walks as a result. In the big game, with the opposition having all the fielders on the foul lines trying to catch his fouls, he hits one fair for the crucial play. B) Kids find a treasure map which leads them to hunt for treasure on their ball field.
7. (20 points)2 US cities have names which are foreign translations of these two English phrases. Identify those cities: A) Red Stick, B) Mouth of the Rat
8. (40 points)Nantucket Nectars is my favorite juice drink brand (where's my $5?). What are the full names of the 2 founders, where did they meet, and what was the first beverage they made?
9. (50 points)NOT SO FRESH PRINCE: Apparantly this guy steals other folks' songs and uses them as the music for his hits. A) What's his real name, B) What song did he sample in "Summertime", C) What song did he sample for MIB, D) What song did he sample for "Getting Jiggy", E) What was the real name of his original hitmaking partner?
10. (30 points)NYUCK NYUCK! What children's tune sets off Curly, What vacation destination sets off Larry, and what children's tune is one of the Stooges theme songs?
11. (30 points)A) Define this term: Pesky Pole. B) This record album, which excerpted the song "The Impossible Dream", was a best seller in New England in the late 1960's. What was the name of the album, and what was it's subject?
12. (50 points)YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY: A) What was the first movie that McDonalds' Happy Meals prizes tied in with, B) What new sandwich (at least in the US) are a group of McDonalds' franchises in New York City experimenting with in Spring/Summer '98, C) What specialty sandwich was being advertised in New England in Spring/Summer '98, D) Who is the Mayor of McDonaldland, E) Using the four standard sold sizes of Chicken McNuggets, what is the largest number of nuggets you cannot buy -- ie: You can get 17 with a nine pack and 2 four packs.
13. (10 points)Name the only actor/actress who appeared in 7 of the American Film Institute's list of the Best 100 movies.
14. (10 points)As of July 1, 1998, who was the last man to steal home in a MLB game to give their team a 1-0 victory?
15. (40 points)Who were the first 4 men inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame?

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