11/08 Yacht Club Denver Trivia Questions and Answers

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  1. Governor Jared Polis is up for re-election tomorrow as governor. 36 states have term limits for governors. What is the limit in years for one term as governor in Colorado?
  2. Regulators…mount up. Warren G. Harding became president the first year that women were allowed vote in federal elections in the United State. What year were women first allowed to vote on the president?
  3. President-elect, Barack Obama, gave a victory speech in his home city of Chicago, on November 4, 2008, before an estimated crowd of 240,000. In what park did, our handsomest president, Barack Obama make his victory speech in the 2008 presidential election?
  4. Five presidents have held the position without ever holding elected public office in the past. The most recent is Donald Trump. Before Trump, who was the most recent president to hold office without previously holding an elected public office in 1952?
  5. An avid skier, one president has held the position of both Vice President and President without being elected to either office. Which president held both the office of Vice President and President without being elected to either one?
  6. To prevent Hamilton-Esque dictators, one state disallows anyone who has volunteered to be in a duel from holding office. What state revokes the title of any public official who has volunteered for a duel?

Daylight Savings Time

  1. A common myth is that a certain profession led the charge to utilize DST. The truth is that most of the people in this profession don’t like DST. What profession is largely credited with leading the charge to adopt DST?
  2. The first country to adopt DST was Germany. They did it to save coal during the war. What war was occurring when Germany first adopted DST?
  3. What department in the United States Government decides the nation’s time zones?
  4. 100 years before DST was ever used, A founding father wrote a satirical essay that was

    pro-DST. He actually wrote it to make fun of the French, so he must have been in the right. Who was the founding father that wrote a satirical essay espousing the virtues of DST in 1784?


Halftime Audio Question: Name both artists in this mashup.


The signing of the Energy Policy Act into law extended DST from the second Sunday in

March to the first Sunday in November. Who was the 21st-century president that

extended DST by signing the Energy Policy Act?

6. Since Arizona and Hawaii don’t observe DST, this state became the 48th and final to do

so when it adopted DST in 2006. What state, formerly split between the Eastern and

Central time zones adopted DST in 2006.

  1. The “E”, “T”, “F”, “L”, “I”, and “X” are all red in the Netflix logo. What color is the “N” in the Netflix logo?
  2. When it was a fledgling company, a much bigger company passed on buying Netflix for $50 million. What is the name of the now-defunct company that passed on purchasing Netflix in 2000?
  3. Did you know that Netflix as a company is actually older than Google? They were founded just a year apart. What year was Netflix founded?
  4. More than twice as popular than Money Heist: 5. The top non-English show in Netflix history had 1.6 billion viewing hours in its first 28 days on the platform. What is the most popular non-english show in Netflix history?
  5. In 2013, House of Cards was the first Netflix production that aired only on Netflix. The first Netflix production actually came out a year earlier. It first aired on the Norwegian station, NRK1, and is named after a past Olympic host city. What is the name of the first Netflix Original Series?
  6. The documentary, Tiger King, gained massive success during the early part of the pandemic as it glorified three massive pieces of shit who regularly engage in animal cruelty. One of the central figures of the story is Carol Baskin, who many people theorize murdered her husband and fed his body to her tigers in 1997. He was declared dead earlier this year. What was the name of Carol Baskin’s husband?

Female Writers

  1. What poet and civil rights activist, who died in 2014, is often referred to as “The black woman’s poet laureate”?
  2. Often referred to as the queen of crime, a writer disappeared for nine days in the British countryside after a psychotic break after her husband asked for a divorce. What famous British crime writer was found 186 miles away in a hotel with no memory after disappearing for nine days in 1926?
  3. Emeral Fennell became the first woman to win Best Original Screenplay since Diablo Cody won in 2008 for “Juno”. For what dark comedy/thriller did Emeral Fennell win Best Original Screenplay in 2021?
  4. The 1846 novel, Jane Eyre, revolutionized prose fiction through its first-person narrative. It was written under the author’s pen name “Currer Bell”. Who Wrote Jane Eyre?
  5. An American cartoonist created a set of rules to test female representation in film and TV. The rules include having two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. What is the name of this test that judges female representation in media?
  6. In 2006, the Everyman’s Library published “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live” a compendium of writing by an American essayist and novelist that died in 2021. Who is the author whose works are featured in “We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live”?

Final Question: This actor won an Academy Award for writing in 1997 and for producing in 2012 but has never won an Oscar for acting. What actor won an Academy Award for writing in 1997 and producing in 2012, but has never won the award in an acting category?




  1. Four Years
  2. 1920
  3. Grant Park
  4. Eisenhower (1952)
  5. Gerald Ford
  6. Tennessee

Daylight Savings Time

  1. Farmers
  2. World War 1
  3. Department of Transportation
  4. Benjamin Franklin
  5. George HW Bush
  6. Indiana

Halftime: Netflix

  1. Red
  2. Blockbuster
  3. 1997
  4. Squid Game
  5. Lillyhammer
  6. Don Lewis

Female Writers

  1. Maya Angelou
  2. Agatha Christie
  3. Promising Young Woman
  4. Charlotte Bronte
  5. Bechdel Test
  6. Joan Didion

Final Question: Ben Affleck