The trivia experts were wondering if the DoorHinges could repeat. Things didn’t start off well: Will was more focused on other pursuits. Though
2. DISNEY: In the movie, was Bambi a boy or girl deer? Joel thought boy. Three points.
3. BIBLE: What Biblical character had a coat of many colors? Joseph (why did that sound weird to me?) One point.
4. MOVIES: What was the name of the masked character in the Friday the 13th movies? Michael and Joel looked to me. I don’t watch movies like that, but suddenly it came to me: Jason. How did I know that? Three points.
5. MUSIC: The term diminuendo means the music is becoming what? Joel knew: Softer. Five points.
6. 1990’s: At
7. COFFEE: Which iconic American event in the 1700’s turned
8. HUMAN BODY: The scapula is the formal name for what body part? Joel knew: the shoulder blade. Three points.
9. RELIGION: Who originally published the Book of Mormon? Knowing it wasn’t Brigham Young, I knew it was an ordinary name. On my paper I jotted Joseph, thought for a minute, and remembered his last name…Smith. Michael thought it sounded right, too. One point.
10. STATES: Name the abbreviations for the following states:
11. LITERATURE: What type of animal was the protagonist in “The Wind in the Willows”? Joel and Michael had read the book AND watched the movie. After a few tense seconds, Michael said mole. Joel thought that was right…and wagered six points, to my surprise. But mole was right.
Just then the PA system went out.
13. HISTORY: In 1911 a team from what country was the first to reach the South Pole? The name Sir Edmund Hillary came to my mind. He sounded British, so we answered
14. GEOGRAPHY: Which ocean is the largest and deepest? Easy. Michael said it first: the Pacific. Six points.
15. SCIENCE: What instrument measures humidity? Tough one. Michael and I thought it was a barometer, but Joel said no…it measures pressure. Eventually Joel asked “What…is another word for water?” “Hydro…” I answered, and then made up a word I’d never heard before: “…hydrometer” We turned it in…and got it right! Bama was the only other team that answered correctly. Two points.
16. TELEVISION: In what decade was the TV invented? Another discussion. I was thinking TV broadcasts must’ve begun in the 30’s, it TV’s invention was earlier than that. Michael also thought it was the 1920’s. Right again! Four points.
17. GAMES: What was the first coin-operated video game? I knew it wasn’t Pac Man or Asteroids. Michael and Joel thought it was Gallaga. Sounded older than Space Invaders.
18. HISTORY: Which president was the first to ride in an automobile? I was pretty sure I’d read that it was Teddy Roosevelt (though not yet in book I’m halfway through). Michael thought the auto was invented around 1908. Erin said to give both the first and last name, which further confirmed
19. DINOSAURS: Within ten million years, how many million years ago did dinosaurs become extinct? Yes, we should’ve wagered six on the previous question. With no idea, I mentally zoned out. I joked about subscribing to the Young Earth theory: us creationists know there is no firm scientific evidence to suggest the earth is more than 8000 years old. Joel and Will spent a week at the
Before the final question,
20. FINAL: In honor of Hershey Chocolate’s 118th birthday Thursday, name the five most popular candies in the
I quickly started adding…the additional twelve points would be tough to beat (in fact, the top eight teams would’ve had to get all five IN ORDER to win). Eight other teams did get four of five. We kept our six point margin, and won with 74 points. Two straight wins! The celebration was slightly more subdued, and there was no dancing in the street. I did manage to forget my Diet Coke.
Like her red boots,