Saturday, December 16, 2017
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A trivia game to test your brain

Eric Probst, 43, is a quizmaster at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill. (He's also a college buddy who lured me into the utterly addictive world of team trivia.) A fraud prevention specialist when he's not teasing brains, Probst takes the art of a good trivia question seriously, mainly because a bad one will wreak havoc among the barflies. "Oh, yeah, I've been booed before," he says. Here are Probst's favorite questions from past games. Don't worry about points. Just have fun! No cheating!

FIRST ROUND

1 Movies In what movie does Randy Quaid play an Amish bowler?

2 Music What is the stage name of the current pop artist from Hawaii known to his family as Peter Gene Hernandez?

3 Money How many stocks make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

4 Local Within 5 miles, how long is the Pinellas Trail?

5 Games In Monopoly, how much do you collect for winning second prize in the beauty contest?

6 History In what city was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated? For a bonus, name the motel.

7 Sports What is the name of the Syracuse University mascot?

HALFTIME

Subway Stops

I am going to give you a subway stop and a subway line you would take to get there; I want you to tell me the city you would be visiting; and besides "subway," what do the locals call it.

a Federal Triangle off the Orange Line

b Chestnut Hill off the Green Line

c Madison/Wabash on the Orange Line

d Oxford Circus, the Central Line

e Little Five Points off the Red Line

SECOND ROUND

8 Movies Who plays the teenage Indiana Jones in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?

9 Animals What is a group of owls called?

10 TV In the TV series Seinfeld, who played the "close talker" Aaron?

11 Sports What was the first year that the MLB All-Star game decided which league gets home field advantage in the World Series?

12 Geography According to city-data.com, in 2010, what is the smallest state capital by population in the United States?

13 Literature In what 1981 novel are we introduced to Hannibal Lecter? And for a bonus, who is the author?

14 U.S. History Where is the only place that the American flag flies 24 hours a day and is never raised, never lowered and never saluted?

FINAL QUESTION

Presidential History

What 20th century president pardoned Gen. Robert E. Lee posthumously after Lee's citizenship was restored?

ANSWERS

FIRST ROUND

1 Kingpin

2 Bruno Mars

3 30

4 The Pinellas Trail is 47 miles; 42-52 miles is the range

5 $10

6 Memphis, (Lorraine Motel)

7 Otto the Orange

HALFTIME

A Washington, D.C., the Metro

B Boston, the T

C Chicago, the L

D London, the Tube

E Atlanta, MARTA

SECOND ROUND

8 River Phoenix

9 A parliament

10 Judge Reinhold

11 2003

12 Montpelier, Vt.

13 Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)

14 The moon

FINAL QUESTION

Gerald Ford

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