80 Random Trivia Tossups

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MUSIC LYRIC According to Roger Miller, how much do rooms let for in his song "King Of The Road"? 50 CENTS    
SPORT BASKETBALL Who won the first NBA Rookie of the Year award? DON MEINEKE    
MUSIC GROUP Calvin Broadus is better known in da 'hood by what moniker? SNOOP DOGGY DOG    
MOVIE ACTOR In her Oscar-winning role, what actress (who is married to director Joel Coen) mastered a Minnesota accent? FRANCES McDORMAND    
MISC LITERATURE It is nearly 23000 miles long and located at 23.5 degrees north latitude, and HENRY MILLER'S WIDELY BANNED NOVEL OF 1934 ABOUT BLATANTLY PROMISCUOUS EXPATRIATES IN '30S PARIS has the same name. What is it? TOPIC OF CANCER    
TV ACTOR Though he had small roles in "The Empire Strikes Back," "Gandhi," and the first two "Superman" movies, he's best known for his role on "Cheers" as an officious member of the postal service. JOHN RATZENBERGER    
SPORT SOCCER What two teams played in the higest scoring game in World Cup history, with a score of 7 to 5? AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND (1954)    
MOVIE TITLE This American remake of Luc Besson's film "La Femme Nikita" stars Bridget Fonda as a junkie who is spared from execution and trained to be a government killer. "POINT OF NO RETURN"    
MISC FOOD It can be made with beef, grilled chicken, or grilled steak in the Supreme, Fiesta, Santa Fe, and now Baja styles. It is also the focus of an fat advertising campaign featuring a Pepsico-lackey canine. What is it? A GORDITA    
SPORT BASEBALL This year, the Baltimore Orioles played the Cuban National Team, but what past player was called "The Pride of Havana"? DOLF LUQUE    
MUSIC PRODUCER Who is the hip-hop svengali who helped make stars out of Salt-N-Pepa and Kid 'n Play? HURBY AZOR    
SPORT AUTO What driver was known as "Nebelmeister, or fog master" for his supernatural driving feats? BERND ROSEMEYER    
MOVIE ACTOR In the 1968 film production of "The Lion in Winter", what actor and actress played the parts of Henry and Eleanor? PETER O'TOOLE & KATHERINE HEPBURN    
MISC FOOD Henry D. Perkey, of Denver, Colorado invented the first breakfast cereal, in 1893. What was it called? SHREDDED WHEAT    
MUSIC POP What Jimmy Buffett song begins with the following lyrics - " I never used to miss the chance / To climb upon his knee / Listen to the many tales / Of life upon the sea " THE CAPTAIN AND THE KID    
MOVIE ACTOR This star of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "Scream" appeared in Bruce Springsteen's 1984 hit video for "Dancing in the Dark." COURTNEY COX    
SPORT HOCKEY What was the first American-based team to win the Stanley Cup? SEATTLE METROPOLITANS    
MOVIE ACTOR Who was the physical actor in the Darth Vadar suit in Star Wars, who spoke all of Vadar's lines, and did not know he was to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie? DAVID PROWSE    
MOVIE TITLE This 1987 thriller from director Roman Polanski stars Harrison Ford as an American doctor whose wife mysteriously disappears on the first day of their Paris vacation. "FRANTIC"    
MUSIC TITLE You will find this A-list bluegrass tune on the 1990 album "Championship Years", on 1992's Luke & Jenny Anne Bulla, and on 1996's National Oldtime Fiddler's Contest "ALLENTOWN POLKA"    
MUSIC TITLE According to the novelty song on "Christmas Comedy Classics" as performed by the Irish Rovers, what happened to Grandma? "GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER"    
MOVIE TITLE What movie features Edward Norton in his Academy-Award nominated role as a white supremacist who gets his head straightened out in prison and, when released, goes on a crusade to prevent his younger brother from the same existence. AMERICAN HISTORY X    
MOVIE ACTOR Minnesota Governor Jessie Ventura made his silver screen debut in what film? "PREDATOR"    
MUSIC GROUP Walking In The Park, Plenty Hard Luck, Mandarin, Debut, Beware The Ides Of March, Road She Walked Before, Backwater Blues and the and the title track Those About To Die are all songs by what British jazz-rock quintet? COLOSSIEUM    
MOVIE TITLE This movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards but won none. "THE COLOR PURPLE" (1985)    
TV ACTOR What star of "The Birdcage" and "Godzilla" is the voice of Moe, Apu, and Chief Wiggum on "The Simpsons"? HANK AZARIA    
MISC ADVERTISING According to recent advertisments, what was the beginning of the end for Mr. Jasper Newton Daniel, founder of the distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, what act eventually caused him to die from an infection? HIS KICKING HIS SAFE WHEN IT REFUSED TO OPEN    
TV DRAMA Who played Ricardo Tubbs in the TV series Miami Vice? PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS    
MUSIC GROUP Which group was asked by its label (Dunill) to change its name from the 13th Floor? THE GRASS ROOTS    
MUSIC TITLE Only in America! Two different bands with the same song hit the top 20 within a few weeks...and both are considered one hit wonders. What song was performed very cleanly by Dante and the Evergreens, and very drunkenly by the Hollywood Argyles "ALLEY OOP"    
MISC TRAVEL For 5 points each, identify the US States or Territories (in whole or part) that do not observe Daylight Savings Time ARIZONA, HAWAII, THE PART OF INDIANA IN THE EASTERN TIME ZONE, PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OR AMERICAN SAMOA    
MOVIE ACTOR What star of "Shine" and "Shakespeare in Love" roomed with Mel Gibson in college? GEOFFREY RUSH    
MUSIC GROUP The nucleus of this Detroit rock group were Gil Bridges (saxophone & flute), John Persh (trombone & bass) and Pete Rivera (drums). They were known as the Sunliners in the 60's. In 1970 they added Ed Guzman (percussion) and Ray Monette (replaced guitarist Rob Richards). Mark Olson replaced Kenneth James (keyboards) in 1971. There have been many changes since then. Their last Top 40 Hit was Warm Ride (written by the Bee Gees) in 1978. Name the group RARE EARTH    
TV TITLE Name the TV show Johnny Carson described as “the first TV series delivered in a plain wrapper.” PEYTON PLACE    
MISC LITERATURE What began with a bang, courtesy of Philip Levine and Eavan Boland, continuing with Billy Collins's and a submission from a wordsmith each Thursday of 7-14 lines on amazon.com "THE MILLENNIUM POEM"    
MUSIC GROUP Joy Division became what band after the death of their lead singer? NEW ORDER    
SPORT MISC In 1964, Sandy Koufax, Elston Howard, Jimmy Brown, Oscar Robertson and Cookie Gilchrist were all voted Most Valuable Players from their respective leagues. Their uniform numbers were all the same, what was the number? 32    
MOVIE ACTOR What star of "Scream" and "Going All the Way" is best known these days for her engagement to rocker Marilyn Manson -- and for the skimpy outfit she wore to the Golden Globes? ROSE McGOWAN    
MOVIE ACTOR What upper-middlebrow talk-show host had cameos in the movies "Beetlejuice" and "Forrest Gump."? DICK CAVETT    
MISC TOY If she were life size her measurements would be: 39-23-33. What is the name of this popular toy? BARBIE    
MISC FOOD What is the only US State capital city without a McDonalds Restaurant? MONPELIER, VERMONT    
MISC TRAVEL Acton Town,Aldgate,Aldgate East,Alperton,Amersham,Angel,Archway,Arnos Grove,Arsenal,and Baker Street are alphabetically the first 10 locations associated with what transportation system? LONDON UNDERGROUND    
MUSIC LYRIC The 1971 song called RINGS from the one-hit wonder Cymarron is all about doorbells, telephones and wedding bells. When his girlfriend comes in the house, whom does he say he has playing on the stereo? JAMES TAYLOR    
TV CHARACTER In the last 'musical' Brady Bunch episode, the eldest son, Greg, briefly abandoned his siblings for a solo career when approached by a talent scout. He's been selected to be a teen idol. Greg returned to the fold after discovering he had been sought only because he fit the jacket that the scout was trying to promote. What was Greg's stage name to be if he continued with the gig? JOHNNY BRAVO    
TV MISC What logo will you see at some time in every episode of "Seinfeld" SUPERMAN    
MOVIE TITLE Edward G. Robinson and Duncan Renaldo both made their screen debuts in what silent film? BRIGHT SHAWL (1923)    
SPORT AUTO The death of which star marred the 1968 Formula One Racing Season? JIMMY CLARK    
MUSIC TITLE The Staple Singers, who are often referred to as "God's greatest hit makers", were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March of 1999. In April 1972, a music milestone was reached when what song by the Staple Singers simultaneously topped the pop and R&B charts? "I'LL TAKE YOU THERE"    
SPORT BASEBALL The silhouette on the Major League Baseball logo is derived from that of what actual player? HARMON KILLEBREW    
MISC LITERATURE What author recently released a novel that features a young girl lost in the wilderness with only a Red Sox game on her radio for company. STEVEN KING ('THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON')    
SPORT BASEBALL What was the last MLB player with 20 2B, 3B & HR in a season? GEORGE BRETT ( 42 2B, 20 3B, 23 HR, KC, 1979 )    
SPORT MISC Eric Bristow has won the most (5) World Professional Championships in what sport? DARTS    
MOVIE MISC The well-known producer of such films as "The Godfather," "Marathon Man" and "The Cotton Club," he wrote an eyebrow-raising memoir called "The Kid Stays in the Picture." ROBERT EVANS    
SPORT MISC Billy Banks is known for what recent workout / martial arts craze? TAI BO    
SPORT AUTO What driver won the last US Grand Prix in 1991? AYRTON SENNA    
MUSIC GROUP What group did Jackson Browne perform with before he embarked on his solo career? THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND    
SPORT BASEBALL What player has the fewest career walks (min. 1500 AB, since 1900)? ROB PICCIOLO ( 25, Oak-Mil-Cal-Oak, 1977-85 )    
TV ACTOR Married to "X-Files" star David Duchovny, this star of "Deep Impact" and "Flirting with Disaster" had her own TV show called "The Naked Truth." TIA LEONI    
MOVIE SCI-FI What character was the only Rebel pilot besides Luke Skywalker to survive all of the first three Star Wars films, and also is the only other pilot to help destroy both Death Stars? WEDGE ANTELLIS    
SPORT BASEBALL What Philadelphia Athletics outfielder introduced Joe DIMaggio to Marilyn Monroe? GUS ZERNIAL    
SPORT BASEBALL Who was the most recent pitcher to lead his team in wins and saves for an entire season? DOUG JONES (11 W, 36 SV, Hou, 1992)    
MOVIE ACTOR This star of "Titanic" and "Primary Colors" won an Academy Award for her portrayal of an obsessive fan in Stephen King's "Misery." KATHY BATES    
SPORT BASEBALL Who was a Cy Young winner with lowest career win %? MARK DAVIS (.378, Phi-SF-SD-KC-Atl-Phi-SD, 1980-94)    
SPORT AUTO What is the sanctioning body for Monster Truck Racing? USHRA -- United States Hot Rod Association    
TV ACTOR This star of "Reservoir Dogs" and "Donnie Brasco," now appearing in the TV drama "Vengeance Unlimited," has a famous sister named Virginia. MICHAEL MADSEN    
MUSIC GROUP This rock quartet, from Rockford, IL, was founded by two former members of Nazz. They had 8 Top 40 Hits from 1979 through 1990. Their two biggest hits were in 1988 (#1 and #4 for the year) but they are best known for their 1979 live album and single. CHEAP TRICK    
MUSIC GROUP Declan McManus was a computer programmer before he turned to music and while he has cranked out some of the most intriguing pop music, most folks know him by what 'stage' name? ELVIS COSTELLO    
MOVIE DISNEY In the 1967 Disney film, "The Jungle Book," Shere Kahn is what type of animal? TIGER    
MOVIE ACTOR What actor plays a private detective hired to identify and locate the subject of an alleged snuff film. The job sends him into the darkest bowels of the porn industry, where he's confronted by scenes of seedy sex and horrific violence. Along the way he discovers just what it takes to transform a good man into a monster. NICHOLAS CAGE (in 8mm)    
MUSIC GROUP Who sang the disco hit "I Will Survive"? GLORIA GAYNOR    
MUSIC GROUP A rock group formed in Akron, Ohio, consisting of brothers Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, brothers Jerry and Bob Casale, and Alan Myers. David Kendrick replaced Myers by 1988. Mark and Jerry met while both were are students at Kent State. Name the group. DEVO    
MOVIE MISC This late director of such Hollywood classics as "An American in Paris" and "Gigi" also produced a famous daughter. VINCENTE MINNELLI    
TV MUSIC Who performs the theme song for TV show "Cops" titled "Bad Boys"? INNER CIRCLE    
MUSIC TITLE Darren Emerson, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith officiate over what happy marriage of electronic music and futuristic pop album by Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy? "BEAUCOUP FISH"    
TV ACTOR After weeks of recent heated negotiations, what Emmy-winning actress who plays the character Victoria has re-signed with The Young and the Restless? HEATHER TOM    
SPORT BASKETBALL What Florida school was the official host for the 1999 NCAA Mens Basketball final pitting Uconn vs Duke? U. OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA (BULLS)    
SPORT BASEBALL What pitcher had the most losses in a season with sub-2.00 ERA (since 1920) GAYLORD PERRY ( 16, Cle, 1972 )    
SPORT BASEBALL What was the last MLB team with more triples than HR for an entire season? SAN DIEGO (35 3B, 32 HR, 1981)    
MUSIC WRITER Who wrote Peter, Paul and Mary only one number one song, "Leaving On A Jet Plane"? JOHN DENVER    
MOVIE ACTOR What member of the original "Rat Pack" starred in "The Thin Man," "Little Women" and was John F. Kennedy’s brother-in-law? PETER LAWFORD    

Last Updated on 4/9/99
By G. Paul Baiey