UARC Net Trivia Archive

February 22, 2018

Which town in south-eastern France is renowned for its production of nougat?

Montelimar

Which French military honour features a crossed swords design?

Croix de Guerre

Which group did artists Millais, Rossetti and Holman Hunt form in 1848 which opposed contemporary academic painting?

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

November 30, 2017

Which country, and its territories, cover the most time zones?

What is the largest three-digit prime number?

987 is not a prime number.

 November 16, 2017

What rare and endangered tree species is found only in northern San Diego County and Santa Rosa Island in California?

In which 1993 thriller does the protagonist violently lose his cool when a fast food restaurant won't let him order from the breakfast menu?

How many paintings did Vincent Van Gogh sell during his lifetime.

November 2, 2017

What classic dystopian novel begged the question “Who is John Galt?”

What actress once claimed to suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder?

Which of the Beatles is barefoot on the Abbey Road album cover?

October 26, 2917

Which tennis player has won the most men’s Grand Slam titles?

What was the first commercial product to have a bar code?

What is a group of rhinoceros called?

A bloat is a group of hippopotamuses; a confusion is a group of guinea fowl.

October 19, 2017

What planet in our solar system has the longest day?

The final link of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed in which state?

Who create the first mechanical computer?

 September 28, 2017

In ancient Britain, what was known as a "lych"?

What was the first supermarket chain to use the shopping cart?

Piggly Wiggly was the first self-service grocery store and originated the checkout stand, individual item price marking and the shopping cart.

What is the second largest general retailer in the United States, behind Walmart?

September 21, 2017

What is the highest incorporated city in the United Staes?

At 8.9 percent, which is the only U.S. state with more Social Security Disability recipients than Alabama?

West Virginia has the highest number of Disability recipients, with 8.9 percent of its residents receiving benefits. Alabama ranks second, at 8.5 percent, followed by Arkansas at 8.4 percent and Kentucky's 8.2 percent.

Who was the first Tudor monarch of England?

September 7, 2017

How many text messages are sent each day?

Which day of these days of the week is named for a planet?

Saturday, Sunday and Monday are named for the Saturn, the sun and the moon, respectively. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are derived for the Old English names of gods of Norse (Germanic) mythology.

Which singer rose to fame with his adaptation of the song "La Bamba" in 1958?

August 31, 2017

What is the best-selling cookie in the world?

which of these fields might one use a "Mickey" as a unit of measure?

Which of these songs were not written by one or more of the Bee Gees?

August 17, 2017

Who lived at 704 Hauser Street?

The Tanners lived at 1882 Gerard Street and the Brady's at 4222 Clinton Way.

In what year did India gain independence from the United Kingdom?

1973 was the year in which The Bahamas gained its independence from the U.K.

What is Michael J. Fox's middle name?

July 27, 2017

What famous television furniture, originally purchased for a few dollars at a thrift shop, cost thousands of dollars to reproduce after the original was donated to the Smithsonian before the series ended?

Who shot J.R.?

In the Season Three finale of Dallas, which aired March 21, 1980, on CBS, J. R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was shot twice by an unseen assailant. The mystery was not resolved until the fourth episode of Season Four aired eight months later on November 22 of that year, revealing Kristin Shepard as the culprit. In Hagman’s final episode of the 2012 sequel, J. R. was shot again, this time fatally, by Steve “Bum” Jones. Having learned that he was dying of cancer and had only days to live, J. R. asked “Bum” Jones to kill him, framing Cliff Barnes for the murder. As J.R.’s son John Ross said, “The only person that could take down J. R. — was J. R. The March 21, 1980, episode was, at the time, the highest-rated US television episode in history. The “Who Shot J. R.” storyline was spoofed on the February 21, 1981, episode of Saturday Night Live; on the January 11, 1981, episode of The Jeffersons; and again on the May 21, 1995, episode of The Simpsons entitled “Who Shot Mr. Burns?”.

During World War II, Bea Arthur worked as a truck driver and typist in:

July 20, 2017

Former president Richard Nixon can be heard on the infamous Watergate Tapes discussing what television show?

The episodes of All in the Family Nixon mentioned were “Writing to the President”, which originally aired January 19, 1971 on CBS; and “Judging Books by Covers” from CBS on February 9 of that year. Marcus Welty, M.D. aired the same evening on ABC in a later time slot, while Green Acres aired in an earlier time slot on CBS.

What unmarried television character was originally conceived as a divorcee before the show’s network objected to her being divorced?

CBS objected to Mary Tyler Moore playing a divorcee citing that viewers might think she had divorced Rob Petrie from The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Where did Jerry Seinfeld live on his long-running NBC sitcom?

Carrie Bradshaw lived at 245 East 73rd Street on Sex & The City and the Ricardo's lived at 623 East 68th Street on I Love Lucy.