Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trivia from Jan. 2, 2013

What do you consider "Home?" The world? The USA? Your city? Your neighborhood? That's the theme of the trivia quiz from Jan 2, 2013 where we consider the theme "Home." (Well, MY home anyway.) 
Categories are: World Sports, Patriotic Songs of the USA, New Orleans in Fiction, and Lakeview (my neighborhood). Answers are at the end of each category so grab a pen and a friend and test your knowledge!

World Sports

1.  What is the sport of kings?

2. If you have 15 guys on a team who engage in a scrum and maybe a haka, what sport are you playing?

3. If you take an agricultural swing after being bowled, what are you playing?

4. In badminton, we often call it a “bird” or “birdie.” What is the projectile actually called?

5. What gravity-driven sport has its origins in the Pacific island of Vanuatu?

6. What sport are you engaging in if you wear a montera, hold a muleta and use a puntilla?

7. Sumo wrestlers try to do either of 2 things: Force the other wrestler out of the dojo or what?.

8. In what city were the first modern day Olympics held?

9. For what country and in which sport do the "All Blacks" play?

10. In cockfighting, what is the arena called where two roosters fight?


1. Horse Racing
2. Rugby
3. Cricket
4. Shuttlecock or Shuttle
5. Bungee Jumping
6. Bullfighting
7. Touch the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet.
8. Athens, Greece
9. New Zealand; rugby
10. Cockpit

Patriotic Songs of the USA
Name that tune! What is the title of each piece?










10. (Extra point if you can name the vocalist)


1. Grand Old Flag
2. Stars and Stripes Forever
3. Battle Hymn of the Republic
4. Hail to the Chief
5. America the Beautiful
6. America: My Country ‘Tis of Thee
7. Halls of Montezuma
8. The Star Spangled Banner
9. Yankee Doodle
10. God Bless America (Vocalist: Kate Smith)

New Orleans in Fiction

1. Actor Tim Reid inherited a New Orleans restaurant in what TV show?

2. Which Simpsons character got his own fictional series pilot set in New Orleans?

3. Irene Reilly and Myrna Minkoff are characters in what New Orleans based book?

4. On what New Orleans street did Stanley and Stella live in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire?”

5. Francis Parkinson Keyes wrote a novel set in a famous New Orleans restaurant. The restaurant’s name is in the title. What is the title of the book?

6. Which Star Trek captain is a native of New Orleans? (Kirk, Janeway, Sisko, Archer, Picard)

7. Nicholas Cage starred in “The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans.” This was a remake of what 1992 movie?

8. “Live and Let Die,” set in New Orleans, was which number of Ian Fleming’s James Bond films? (As in first, second, third, etc. Not including Casino Royale with David Niven)

9. Who played my cousin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in Oliver Stone’s, JFK?

10. What soundtrack song from Elvis Presley’s New Orleans movie “King Creole” reached number one on the Billboard pop charts?


1. Frank’s Place
2. Chief Wiggum (“Chief Wiggum, P.I.)
3. A Confederacy of Dunces
4. Elysian Fields
5. Dinner at Antoine’s
6. Capt. Sisko
7. Bad Lieutenant
8. Eighth
9. Gary Oldman
10. Hard-Headed Woman


1. What popular restaurant/reception hall was located where Tropic Oil Change is now located on Canal Blvd?

2. What is Lakeview Harbor’s sister restaurant?

3. The New Basin Canal stretched along what is now West End Blvd & Pontchartrain Blvd. It ran from Lake Pontchartrain to where? (Street intersection or landmark)

4. The semicircle shaped parks on either side of Canal Blvd. at Robt. E. Lee are called what?

5. What is the collective name for the structure of businesses at Canal Blvd. & Robert E. Lee?

6. What is the actual name of the potter’s field cemetery which stretches from City Park Ave to Delgado Playground?

7. What is the name of Lakeview’s team of 9-12 year old baseball players?

8. What is the only pet shop in Lakeview?

9. How many churches are on Canal Blvd?

10. The Homedale Inn, serving drinks since ____?

1. L’enfant’s
2. Port of Call
3. Howard & Rampart, near the Union Terminal
4. Peridot Park
5. The Rockery
6. Holt Cemetery
7. Lakeview Vikings
8. Coral Reef
9. 9 (including the disused synagogue)
10. 1937