10/17 Trivia at Yacht Club Denver

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  1. The show “Friends” is one of the most popular sitcoms in history. It is also one of the most popular sitcoms when it comes to streaming, thanks to the sweet release of dopamine it creates. The sitcom ran for 236 episodes over 10 years. What year did Friends air its first episode? 
  2. Golden Girls was an 80s sitcom about four retired women sharing a house in Miami, Florida. One of the show’s stars was cultural icon, Betty White, who finally died last year at the age of 99. What was the name of Betty White’s character on Golden Girls? 
  3. The Office is one of the most bingable sitcoms of all time. It is centered around the day-to-day operations of a dying paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During the course of the story, manager Michael Scott is working on a screenplay for an action movie. What is the name of Michael Scott’s screenplay? 
  4. Controversial podcast host, Joe Rogan, started out as a standup comedian. His first big break was a regular role on a popular sitcom where he played a handyman named Joe Garelli. What is the name of the sitcom that Joe Rogan starred in? 
  5. “Family Matters” was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s. Steve Urkel became the star of the show, but it was originally supposed to be focused around the grandmother, Harriet Winslow. Thanks to Harriet Winslow’s character, Family Matters is a spin-off of another Chicago-based sitcom. What show is Family Matters a spin off of? 
  6. Former first lady, Michelle Obama, appeared on the sitcom “Parks and Recreation” with her husband during its final season. She also made an appearance by herself on an ABC sitcom during it’s final season in 2021. What show did Michelle Obama appear on in 2021 during its final season?

Current Events 

  1. Two protesters from the group, Just Stop Oil, Friday at the National Gallery in London, and hurled a can of Heinz tomato soup at a painting in protest. The painting is called Sunflowers. What is the name of the artist that painted “Sunflowers”. Last name only? 
  2. The number 1 box office movie for the month of October gained popularity through a guerilla marketing campaign. The marketing campaign featured people planted behind home plate at baseball games being aired on national TV. What is the name of the horror movie that is leading the box office for the month of October?   
  3. The Padres won the National League Division Series on Saturday night 3 games to 1. This sends the franchise to its first National League Championship Series since 1998. What team did they defeat on Saturday to accomplish this? 
  4. In a $25 billion dollar deal announced over the weekend, two of the biggest supermarkets in the United States will merge when Albertsons is purchased by the other company. What grocery store chain announced its purchase of Alberstons for 25 billion dollars? 
  5. Legendary actress, Angela Lansbury, died at the tender age of 96 on October 11th. She is most famous for starring as Jessica Fletcher in the mystery show “Murder She Wrote”. She’s also voiced a role in one of the most popular animated films of all time. What character did Angela Lansbury voice in the Disney animated picture, “Beauty and the Beast”? 

US States 

  1. The biggest single-day sporting event in the world is an annual auto race. The racetrack has 275,000 permanent seats and another 125,000 in the infield for a total of 400,000 people in attendance every year. What state is the home of the annual biggest single-day sporting event in the world? 
  2. With just under 40 million people, California is unsurprisingly the most-populated state in the United States. It’s not the most population dense, though. With a population density of 1,263 people per square mile, what state has the highest population density? 
  3. The Granite State is the home of Adam Sandler, Dr. Suess, and Dartmouth College. What state’s motto is “Live Free or Die”? 
  4. This state was the first territory to give women the right to vote in 1889 when it made its state constitution. It was admitted into the union the next year, making it the first state to allow women to vote. What state was the first to allow women to vote on state elections? 
  5. The final two states to be added to the union were Alaska and Hawaii. Alaska was admitted into the union on January 3rd and Hawaii was admitted on August 21st. What year did Alaska and Hawaii become states? 
  6. In 1972, an American capital city became the only one in history to turn down an Olympic bid when it rejected its bid for the 1976 games due to a lack of funding. The capital of what state turned down a bid to host an Olympics in 1976? 

The 90s

  1. The highest-grossing box office movie of all time is 2009’s Avatar, followed by 2019’s, Avengers Endgame. What oscar-winning movie, released in 1997, is the third-highest third-highest-grossingime? 
  2. Thanks to an unexpected plug on the popular Rosie O’Donnell show, a toy became incredibly popular for the 1996 Christmas season. The resell value of this plush toy reached $1,500 and it was impossible to find on shelves in toy stores. What is the name of the fad toy that took over the United States during the Christmas shopping season of 1996? 
  3. In 1893, the only president to service non-consecutive terms was elected as president of the United States. He was the 22nd and 24th president of the US. What is the name of the US president elected in 1993? 
  4. In 1796, the world’s first vaccine was created by British physician and scientist, Edward Jenner. Edward Jenner is often referred to as the “Father of Immunity” and is said to have saved more lives than any other human in history. What disease did Jenner create the first vaccine for in 1796? 
  5. Still operating today, a space telescope was released into Earth’s orbit in 1990. It is one of the most powerful telescopes in operation and has been maintained and upgraded via five manned space shuttle missions. Its location outside the Earth’s atmosphere gives it the ability to get some of the clearest and most detailed images in space. What is the name of the space telescope released in 1990? 
  6. The Colorado Avalanche was the first team to win a major professional sports championship in Denver. Remarkably, they won the cup in their first season after relocating from Quebec where they were called the Quebec Nordiques. What year did the Colorado Avalanche move from Quebec to Denver? 

Final Question 

  1. Monopoly is one of the most popular board games in history and has become eerily appropriate thanks to the current US housing crisis. One great strategy in the game is to own all four railroad stations. What are the names of the four railroad stations in Monopoly?