Are you hungry for more trivia? Is one night of bar trivia per week not enough to satiate your senses? Buzztime has tens of thousands of questions in its database. Pub trivia hosts and players could spend a lifetime with them! However, as the years pass, some of the questions become outdated and obscure. Events that are important one year become irrelevant many years later.
Here’s a challenge: let’s go into the Musty Dusty Trivia Bin and break out some moldy oldies to test the trivia prowess of even the greatest bar trivia and pub trivia players. Quench your thirst for a new trivia challenge by trying to answer these ten tough questions. The answers are at the bottom of this blog. Resist the temptation to peek!
Let’s start with five challenging multiple-choice questions:
1 – Andrea Jaeger, a tennis star in the 1980s, became a ____ in 2006.
A. Nun B. Biophysicist C. Game show host D. Police detective E. Surgeon
2 – After 37 years of construction, this structure was dedicated in 1885:
A. Golden Gate Bridge B. Eiffel Tower C. Washington Monument D. Hoover Dam E. White House
3 – “New York, New York” is a number from what 1944 stage musical?
A. South Pacific B. 42nd Street C. On the Town D. Damn Yankees E. Oklahoma!
4 – Which U.S. city is named after a Civil War general?
A. Harrisburg B. Worcester C. Pittsburgh D. Greensboro E. Savannah
5 – It was developed by John Larson in the 1920s:
A. IQ test B. Polygraph C. Acupuncture D. Hypnosis E. Straitjacket
How did you do? Things will now get a bit tougher. Most bar trivia and pub trivia games don’t give you multiple choices. Trivia players need to figure out the answer on their own. Here are five outdated questions guaranteed to activate your brain cells:
6 – In 1981, what comedienne won a $1.6 million settlement against the National Enquirer?
7 – In what midwestern U.S. city was Walt Disney born in 1901?
8 – The Siding Spring comet made a very close pass of this planet in 2014:
9 – In 2011, Oprah Winfrey took 300 of her fans on a trip to this country:
10 – A famous 1970s ad jingle refers to “Baseball, hot dogs, ____ pie and Chevrolet.”
Answers: 1-A 2-C 3-C 4-D 5-B 6-Carol Burnett 7-Chicago 8-Mars 9-Australia 10-Apple
How did you do?
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