Esoteric Trivia Tuesday Questions and Answers

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday (E.T. Tu?) Answers

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Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 03-23-2021

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia.

Q: According to this song by the Fifth Dimension, “When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars…”

A: Age of Aquarius

Q: This band proudly announces that “Ana Ng and I are getting old and we still haven’t walked in the glow of each other’s majestic presence…”

A: They Might Be Giants

Q: This band had many Americans translating their lyrics into English from German when their smash hit Du Hast hit in the late 90’s.

A: Rammstein.

Movies, Television and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: Kevin Bacon was in a lot of movies, (hence the popularity of the Kevin Bacon Game) but here we are looking for the 1984 blockbuster featuring the hit song of the same name by Kenny Loggins.

A: Footloose.

Q: Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character, Elaine Benes, from this popular TV show had a method for determining whether certain men were “sponge-worthy.”

A: Seinfeld.

Q: This comedian came out to the nation as gay on “The Puppy Episode” of her sit-com on April 30th, 1997.

A: Ellen DeGeneres.

Sports and Other Moments of Great Moment.

Q: Tommie Smith and John Carlos flashed the Black Power sign during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner at the post-competition ceremony at this event.

A: The 1968 Olympics.

Q: When you were watching Troy Aikman hand off to Emmitt Smith and throw to Michael Irvin in the 1990’s, you were watching the Dallas Cowboys run roughshod over other teams. They were proudly owned by this man, who bought them in 1989.

A: Jerry Jones.

Q: This often-terrifying college men’s basketball coach, known as “The General” had won 902 games when he retired in 2008 after leading the players of Army, Indiana and Texas Tech.

A: Bobby Knight.

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods.

Q: This U.S. state is home to Volcano National Park.

A: Hawai’i.

Q: This is the capitol city of the nation that links Africa with the Middle-East geographically, where the country borders Israel.

A: Cairo, Egypt.

Q: On April 12, 1981 this machine did its thing for the very first time, piloted by John Young and Robert Crippen.

A: The Space Shuttle.

Final Exam.

Q: What is the cube-root of 64?

A: 4.

Q: If a six-foot-tall man casts a three-foot shadow close to a flagpole that casts a 15-foot shadow, how tall is the flagpole?

A: 30 feet.

Q: If you are walking in the forest and you see a Canis Lupus, what, in plain English, are you looking at?

A: A wolf.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 03-09-2021

World Religions

Q: This is what Buddhists take refuge in.

A: The Three Jewels of the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.

Q: Lao Tzu is the ancient Chinese author of the famous text know and studied under this name.

A: The Tao te ching.

Q: Other than Christ himself, this man is said to have borne Christ’s cross.

A: Simon of Cyrene.

Sports and Other Moments of Great Moment.

Q: Legend has it, Ian Bradshaw photographed one of these for the first time at a charity rugby match between England and France on Saturday April 20th, 1974.

A: A streaker.

Q: Younghoe Koo of the Atlanta Falcons went down in the history books for accomplishing this unheard-of feat in a 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

A: Three successful onside kicks.

Q: Boston Celtics legend Bill Russel may chuckle when he hears other athletes referred to as the “Greatest of All Time” since he has this many rings with his team.

A: Eleven.

Movies, Television and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: On the long-running show, The Simpsons, this is the name of the dog that Bart was allowed to keep on the very first episode.

A: Santa’s Little Helper.

Q: This actor has the unique claim to fame of being a cast-member of both Kids In The Hall and Saturday Night Live, where he reprised his role as the “Chicken Lady.”

A: Mark McKinney.

Q: This Steve Martin offering includes a scene where the main character, Navin R. Johnson, is convinced that a sniper is shooting at oil cans because he hates them.

A: The Jerk.

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia.

Q: Some folks thought that Chris Thompson was singing “wrapped up like a douche,” in the oft-misheard lyric of this famous song which reached Number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 in February of 1977.

A: Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Q: On December 6th, 1969, Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death at Altamont during a performance of Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones. The story goes, perhaps speciously, that this organization was paid $500 worth of beer to be in charge of security that fateful day.

A: The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.

Q: So, sue me, but this is kind of a movie question. This Jack Black film features the actor dressed as Angus Young of AC/DC.

A: School of Rock.

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods.

Q: Some know it as the “Fatherland Liberation War” and some know it as “The Forgotten War”, but in the United States, it is most commonly referred to as this.

A: The Korean War.

Q: This island nation off the coast of Africa was previously know as the Malagasy Republic.

A: Madagascar.

Q: This woman ran on the Democratic ticket with Presidential candidate Walter Mondale in 1984.

A: Geraldine Ferraro.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 02-23-2021

Movies, TV and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: This Fox series, featuring Calista Flockhart was the origin of the internet sensation of the “dancing baby.”

A: Ally McBeal.

Q: In the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, the residents of Halloweentown musically hope this character hasn’t died.

A: Jack Skellington.

Q: DC fans were widely disappointed by 2016’s Suicide Squad, which seemed to fail to deliver on the relationship between  Harley Quinn and the Joker, played by this actor.

A: Jared Leto.

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia.

Q: This musician, who would ultimately influence artists such as Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton with songs like Crossroad Blues, was rumored to have sold his soul and died on August 16, 1938 at 27 of unknown causes.

A: Robert Johnson.

Q: After the group Wham! broke up in 1986, member George Michael went on to a successful solo career, while this man, his musical partner went on to Monaco to try his hand at motor racing.

A: Andrew Ridgeley

Q: On Saturday, July 15th, 1985 this star-studded event was held to raise funds to relieve a famine in Ethiopia.

A: Live Aid.

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods.

Q: This silversmith was rumored (incorrectly we think) to have cried “The British are coming! The British are coming!”

A: Paul Revere.

Q: This geological formation, extending more than 6oo miles from northwestern California to the Gulf of California can cause serious disturbance on the Richter Scale.

A: The San Andreas Fault.

Q: Canada’s most populous province was named for this lake.

A: Lake Ontario.

Sports and Other Moments of Great Moment.

Q: This man, known as the “Iron Horse” was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1939.

A: Lou Gehrig.

Q: This young man became the hero of the 78th Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn after he returned the “Kick Six” to seal the victory for the War Eagles.

A: Chris Davis.

Q: A basketball hoop is, by regulation, mounted this high above the court.

A: Ten feet.

Around the House (scavenger hunt.)

Do you have:

*Scotch tape?

*A colored pencil?

*An original painting?

*A greeting card for an occasion other than Christmas or a birthday?

*Sleeves for coins? (full or ready to be used.)

*A baseball cap for a sports team?

*A bolt that doesn’t go to anything?

How many did you get?

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 02-09-2021

Movies, TV and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: On SpongeBob SquarePants, Mr. Krabs’ arch-nemesis, Plankton is always trying to steal this.

A: The Krabby Patty Formula.

Q: This Warner Brothers character wants to obliterate the Earth, because it obstructs his view of Venus.

A: Marvin the Martian.

Q: This Matt Groening offering featured a robot named Bender, along with a warning from the creator not to be like Bender.

A: Futurama.

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia.

Q: The song “Jump” released on the 1984 album was this band’s only U.S. single until the death of their lead guitarist in 2020.

A: Van Halen.

Q: The band names “AC/DC” and “Metallica” adorned the tee-shirts of this degenerate duo during episodes of their animated series on MTV.

A: Beavis and Butthead.

Q: This rocker will gladly take credit for helping change the speed limit to a more reasonable, higher number after he gained fame with his hit “I can’t drive 55.”

A: Sammy Hagar.

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods.

Q: If you are visiting the Rainbow Bridge National Monument, you have made a visit to this U.S. state.

A: Utah.

Q: This man, known as The Lone Eagle, made history in 1927 with a nonstop flight from New York City to Paris.

A: Charles Lindbergh.

Q: St. Helena is the island that is well known as the place of this Frenchman’s death on May 5th 1821.

A: Napoleon.

Language Stuff.

Q: If you go to certain countries, you may have people speaking to you in “castellano,” better known in English as this.

A: Spanish.

Q: If you receive a notice for jury duty, you will likely go through this process, named after the French and Latin words for speaking the truth.

A: Voir dire.

Q: If you remember Kindergarten, you may remember being told that the word for it means “Garden of Children” and comes from this language.

A: German.

Sports and Other Useful Nonsense.

Q: What year was baseball’s first World Series?

A: 1903

Q: When a quarterback commits a penalty in his own endzone, such as intentional grounding, the result is this.

A: A safety.

Q: This basketball player’s middle name was “Bean” and he spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

A: Kobe Bean Bryant.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 01-26-2021

Movies, TV and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: One of this cop-show’s innovations was the use of the hand-held camera, just one feature that helped it win the title of most-awarded freshman series at the Emmys in 1981.

A: Hill Street Blues.

Q: Inspired by the success of the previous question’s answer, this show about a run-down Boston hospital ran on NBC from the fall of 1982 to the spring of 1988.

A: St. Elsewhere.

Q: This dramatic cartoonist used his small comics to warn us all about the dangers of dying in our sins and was referred to by Robert Ito in Los Angeles Magazine as “equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing.”

A: Jack T. Chick

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia

Q: John Lennon told Playboy in 1980 that he claimed responsibility for this song based on a TV ad for Kellog’s Corn Flakes.

A: Good Morning Good Morning

Q: This Jimi Hendrix song is a waltz in ¾ time and was inspired by Chas Chandler’s off-hand comment that the musician sounded like a mental patient during an interview.

A: Manic Depression.

Q: The music video for this 90’s anthem by Pearl Jam indicated that the weather was “64 degrees and cloudy.”

A: Jeremy

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods

Q: George Washington had his Mt. Vernon home in this state.

A: Virginia.

Q: This man, El Libertador, was the dictator of Peru from 1823 until 1826.

A: Símon Bolívar.

Q: The United States felt cute and made a purchase in 1867, buying this for $7.2 million.

A: Alaska.

Language Stuff.

Q: The word in Spanish for the “@” symbol is this.

A: arroba.

Q: This practice has a name that derives from the words for “empty hand” in the land where it was developed and is still taught today.

A: Japanese Karate.

Q: This language, influenced heavily by English, Spanish and other languages from near by, is the official language of the Philippines.

A: Tagalog.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 01-12-2021

Movies, TV and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: Alvin, of Alvin and the Chipmunks has a last name, and this is it.

A: Seville.

Q: The Tracey Ullman show, running from 1987 to 1990 on Fox would be the birthplace of this immensely successful spinoff.

A: The Simpsons.

Q: Young Sheldon is a spinoff prequel related to this successful CBS offering.

A: The Big Bang Theory.

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia.

Q: This band’s crashing of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee on June 7th, 1977, resulted in arrests following a fiasco on the River Thames and also resulted in their latest single making it to No. 2 on the U.K. charts.

A: The Sex Pistols.

Q: During the early 1990’s many high-school kids tuned their guitars to “drop-D” in order to learn this band’s hits, such as All Apologies and Heart-Shaped Box.

A: Nirvana.

Q: This album, released August 3rd, 1987 spawned 7 hit singles, including Pour Some Sugar on Me and charted number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and the U.K. Albums Chart.

A: Def Leppard’s Hysteria.

Actual Music Trivia.

Q: This is the technical name for the five toned scale found in folk music and the blues.

A: The pentatonic minor.

Q: This is the technical name for a chord where the notes are played individually.

A: Arpeggio.

Q: This is the technical name for tone color and is what we use to distinguish one instrument from another.

A: Timbre.

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods.

Q: The western part of the North Atlantic Ocean is of geographic concern due to its mysterious history involving its geometric feature and this is its common name.

A: The Bermuda Triangle.

Q: Robert Falcon Scott reached this destination in 1912, only to find the Norwegian flag flying there.

A: The South Pole.

Q: This, the very first artificial Earth orbit satellite, was launched October 4th, 1957.

A: Sputnik 1.

Sports and Other Useful Nonsense.

Q: This man won the Heisman Trophy in 1966 and became the first person to win the award and then coach another player who would win the award.

A: Steve Spurrier.

Q: In the 1968 film, the Odd Couple, a phone call from Felix causes Oscar to miss this exceedingly rare occurrence.

A: Baseball’s triple-play.

Q: When this player’s jersey mysteriously went missing before a game against Orlando, he had to dawn No. 12.

A: Michael Jordan.

Marketing, Branding, Advertising and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: These were born in 1976, the brainchild of one Xavier Roberts.

A: Cabbage Patch Kids.

Q: These collectible trading cards, released in 1985 by the Topps Company, were a parody of Xavier Roberts creation.

A: Garbage Pail Kids.

Q: The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson estimates that the creator of this duo missed out on $300,000,000 in revenue by refusing to endorse merchandise related to his creations.

A: Calvin And Hobbes.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 12-29-2020

Movies, TV and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: Maybe this question could be in a different category, since it is about a rock band that started out as the cast of this TV show featuring Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones in the days before autocorrect.

A: The Monkees.

Q: This Brat Pack film features a poignant scene where Rob Lowe does some pyrotechnics with an aerosol can and a cigarette lighter to help bring Demi Moore’s character out of a self-destructive meltdown.

A: St. Elmo’s Fire.

Q: This television spin-off of the infamous animated series, Beavis and Butthead, ran on MTV from March, 3 1997 to January 21, 2002.

A: Daria.

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia

Q: This Generation X anthem by R.E.M., containing the line “Richard said withdraw in disgust is not the same as apathy” was inspired in part by a bizarre attack on Dan Rather.

A: What’s the Frequency Kenneth?

          (bonus points for answering in the form of a question.)

Q: On Sunday June 4th, 1967 this musician paid the Beatles the ultimate compliment on their new album by playing the title track, St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which had only been released the previous Thursday.

A: Jimi Hendrix. (We will also accept James Marshall Hendrix.)

Q: This late singer, born January 19th, 1949, might have found you Simply Irresistible because he was Addicted to Love.

A: Robert Palmer.

World and U.S. History and Geography and Other Dry Goods.

Q: On March 30th, 1981, this 70-year-old man walked into George Washington University Hospital under his own power with a .22 caliber bullet in his lung.

A: President Ronald Wilson Reagan.

Q: Kumpupintil Lake in the Western region of Australia was dubbed by this other name when discovered by explorer Frank Hann in 1897.

A: Lake Disappointment.

Q: This city, originally known as Edo, was the seat of the Tokugawa Period from approximately 1603-1867c.e.

A: Tokyo, Japan.

Sports and Other Useful Nonsense

Q: In a regulation American football game, how many players are expected to be on the line of scrimmage for the offense.

A: Seven.

Q: This fiery tennis pro made a splash in 1977 by advancing to the Wimbledon semifinals at just 18 years old. He retired in 1992 and went on to a successful career as a television analyst.

A: John McEnroe

Q: Why is there no joy in Mudville?

A: Mighty Casey has struck out.

Marketing, Branding, Advertising and Such Nonsense.

Q: This car-buying consumer protection company started out with a marketing gimmick similar to other companies, using a Fox who was getting phone calls from people trying to make sure they were buying a car that had not been in an accident.

A: CarFax.

Q: This trade name was coined by the wife of an inventor, who joined the French words for “chalk stick” and “oil.”

A: Crayola.

Q: These brightly-colored school must-haves were launched in 1978 by Mead.

A: Trapper Keepers.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 12-15-2020

Movies, TV and Other Such Nonsense.

Q: This World War 2 picture, starring Alec Guinness, dealt with the construction of the Burma Railway. It became the highest grossing film of 1957.

A: The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Q: This renowned actor has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Film and one for Television. His trademark laughter can be heard in Michael Jackson’s Thriller and his final film was 1990’s Edward Scissorhands.

A: Vincent Price

Q: This film, starring Dennis Leary and James Earl Jones, features several misguided attempts to retrieve a baseball signed by none other than Babe Ruth.

A: The Sandlot

World and U.S. History and Geography.

Q: In 1940, the Nazis invaded France by bypassing this to the north and its name ultimately become synonymous with expensive efforts that offer a false sense of security.

A:  The Maginot Line.

Q: This nation claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, which are part of Antarctica.

A: Argentina.

Q: U.S. Highway 1 runs 2,369 miles from Key West, Florida to the Canadian border, making it the longest North-South road in the United States. Its northern limit is in this town.

A: Fort Kent, Maine

Rock and Other Classical Music Trivia.

Q: This band’s manager, Peter Grant turned down an opportunity to play at Woodstock, because he did not want his boys to be part of a multi-act bill.

A: Led Zeppelin.

Q: This band, which did play at Woodstock, were known as the Blue Velvets and then the Golliwogs, before settling on their final moniker.

A: Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Q: Les Paul refused to have his name associated with this guitar, the very one that went on to become the favorite of AC/DC’s Angus Young.

A: The Gibson SG.

Sports and Other Useful Nonsense.

Q: This year’s World Series was cancelled on September 14, due perhaps ironically to a strike.

A: 1994

Q: If you are doing the backstroke between Calais and Dover, you are probably not trying to make record time swimming this.

A: The English Channel.

Q: Woody Harrelson’s character picks up a 7-10 split in this farcical bowling movie co-starring Randy Quaid.

A: Kingpin.

Marketing, Branding, Advertising and such Nonsense.

Q: The Flintstones were somehow responsible for this breakfast cereal.

A: Fruity Pebbles.

Q: This company killed their fictitious spokesman in a commercial in January of 2020 and then brought him back to life for the Super Bowl.

A: Planters.

Q: This company’s motto lets you know its product is free-flowing even in stormy weather. After all, “When it rains, it pours.”

A: Morton’s Salt.

Special Christmas Queries and Holiday Headscratchers.

Q: According to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, there were many reasons the Grinch hated Christmas, but this was perhaps the most important of all.

A: His heart was two sizes too small.

Q: This Saturday Night Live comedian famously serenaded us with a Hannukah song on guitar to keep from us from feeling left out if we celebrate it instead of Christmas.

A: Adam Sandler.

Q: Every January 6th, in Latin American countries, families celebrate this.

A: El Día de los Reyes Magos

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday 11-24-2020

Movies, TV and other such Trivia.

Q: If you are like me, you had never thought much about it, but according to the 2019 movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, this is the Joker’s actual name.

A: Arthur Fleck.

Q: This famous Joseph Heller novel featuring colorful characters like Yossarian, Aarfy, Nately and Major Major Major Major was turned into an offering on Hulu.

A: Catch-22.

Q: This infamous and often-panned 1973 sci-fi thriller contains a declaration by Charlton Heston that a certain product is PEOPLE!

A: Soylent Green.

World and U.S. History and Geography.

Q: This U.S. President was instrumental in the establishment of Panama’s independence from Colombia because of his interest in the success of the Panama Canal.

A: Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

Q: These three bordering South American nations’ flags have similar yellow, blue and red backgrounds with other details distinguishing them.

A: Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Q: Canada is among the oldest parliamentary democracies in the world and shares a sovereign with this nation.

A: The United Kingdom.

Rock and Other Classic Music Trivia.

Q: Beck’s breakthrough hit “Loser” featuring lyrics like “spray paint the vegetables” and “baby’s in Reno with the Vitamin D” appears on this 1994 album featuring a range of other equally eccentric songs.

A: Mellow Gold.

Q: It is said that Paul McCartney is trying to sing like Ringo Starr on this hit from the Beatle’s White Album as he announces that it’s good to be back home where “those Ukraine girls really knock” him out and “Georgia’s always on my m-m-m-m-mind…”

A: Back in the U.S.S.R.

Q: Chuck Berry advises this musical figure to “Roll Over” in a 1956 hit single.

A: Beethoven.

Sports and Other Useful Nonsense.

Q: In 1919 this news rocked the world of baseball and the nation in general when 8 Chicago players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, were accused of throwing the World Series as part of a gambling scheme.

A: The Black Sox Scandal.

Q: This storied sports figure was dubbed by Fuzzy Woodruff as the “pioneer of Southern Football.” He played and coached baseball and basketball and was an actor as well. As a head coach at schools including Auburn, Clemson and Georgia Tech, his record was 186 wins, 70 losses and 18 ties.

A: John Heisman.

Q: On Halloween of 2020, with a full moon no less, this coach happened to be dressed as Darth Vader when he gave an explanation of his attempt to control a fistfight that erupted between players from both teams at the end of the first half.

A: University of Florida head football coach, Dan Mullen.

Writing: Fiction and Non.

Q: This read by Herman Melville features a troubled character who would simply “prefer not to.”

A: Bartleby, the Scrivener.

Q: On a reading list, my high-school English teacher, Mrs. Weiner described the subject of this Richard Adams adventure as simply “Rabbits!”

A: Watership Down.

Q: This failed military action during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 was memorialized in a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

A: The Charge of the Light Brigade.

Marketing, Branding and Advertising.

Q: Many people during the 1990’s flocked to the store to buy merchandise featuring this character, who instructed you not to have a cow, man!

A: Bart Simpson.

Q: This company landed in hot water in April of 2017 when they depicted Kendall Jenner de-escalating a protest by handing a police officer a sample of their product in a poorly-received commercial that lasted nearly three minutes.

A: Pepsi Cola.

Q: This popular toy from Hasbro had a misplaced thumbnail, which even though done accidentally at first, became a trademark of the product.

A: G.I. Joe.

Esoteric Trivia Tuesday  (E.T. Tu.) 11-10-2020

Welcome to the very, very first Esoteric Trivia Tuesday! As chance would have it, our very first edition is a Tribute to Alex Trebek, the great Quiz Master who hosted Jeopardy for years for the enjoyment of so very many! (I can’t believe the timing! I hope he is up there feeling honored that people like me are doing stuff like this.)

I was on the quiz team in college and we went all the way to Florida’s Community College State Tournament! I have long been a fan of trivia and I even remember how much my family hated playing Trivial Pursuit with me when I was growing up.

Trivia Lives On!

You can phrase the answers in the form of a question in your head if you want to play that way, but we won’t have the answers listed that way here. There are no points awarded and using a search engine isn’t cheating. (But we all know it is way more fun if you know the answer without having to be told.) Just play for fun and check back every Tuesday for more trivia questions and cool stuff!

(all questions and answers have been verified by Professor Conscience. but it is trivia, so there are no guarantees you will be happy. you just may not have the same answer we have here.)

What is a Tribute to Jeopardy! and Alex Trebek?

Q: This beloved host of Jeopardy! was born July 22, 1940 and hosted Jeopardy! from the outset of its revival in 1984.

A: Alex Trebek!

Q: On Saturday Night Live, this famous movie star played the foil to Alex Trebek on their parody of Jeopardy! and was impersonated by Darrell Hammond.

A: Sean Connery

Q: Alex Trebek was depicted on the SNL parody of Jeopardy! by this famous longtime member of the cast.

A: Will Ferrell

Q: Alex Trebek goes by his middle name. What is his first name?

A: George.

Q: If you mention that Alex Trebek hosted this show, there might be some confusion with another host named Marc Summers who hosted a show of the same name on Nickleodeon.

A: Double Dare.

Q: Sometimes on Jeopardy! contestants would lose points for violating this rule, which was the driving format of what made the show unique.

A: Giving answers in the form of a question.

Q: Landing on this highly anticipated opportunity to wager and win big before having to wait for the final round to wager on one’s strength of knowledge in a given category always drew audience applause on Jeopardy!

A: The Daily Double!

Q: Can you hear that music? It’s the tune that people often hum when waiting for someone to make a decision. It is also the tune that plays during this round of the show hosted by Alex Trebek, which ends the show with one final big potential payday that lets contestants put the money they have won so far in…this.

A: Final Jeopardy

Q: This famous television program creating genius is the mind responsible for Jeopardy!

A: Merv Griffin

Q: Jeopardy! airs on this well-known broadcast network.


Q: Alex Trebek was born here, in this town.

A: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

Q: Alex Trebek got his start on this game show.

A: Reach for the Top.

Q: Alex Trebek’s mother shares a name with this famous guitar owned by blues legend, B.B. King. 

A: Lucille

Q: Alex Trebek’s father immigrated to Alex’ home country from this European region.

A: Ukraine

Thanks for playing and check back next week for another Esoteric Trivia Tuesday (E.T. Tu.)

We love you, Alex! No question about it!

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