Your Trivia for the Weekend- Week 3

Welcome to The Renaissance Fan’s weekend trivia (powered by Frank), your source for thought provoking trivia on a wide range of topics. Test yourself, challenge your family, or set up your own mini-trivia competition among your friends this weekend. There’s no wrong way to play. Could you just Google all the answers? Sure, but that would be dumb! You can make up your own rules, or use ours.
There are seven rounds, and the questions in each round increase in difficulty and point value (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 points). The “Final Five” question asks you to list five things correctly. For each right answer you get 30 points, but for each wrong answer you lose 30 points.
Answers are listed at the very bottom of the page.
Let’s begin!
1. MATH

10 points. What is the only natural prime number that is also an even number?

20 points. The Pythagorean theorem is used to determine the length of which side of a right triangle?

30 points. What branch of mathematics is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space?

40 points. What is used to represent a linear mathematical relationship or function on a graph?

50 points. How many sides does a hendecagon have?

 

2. SAUCES

10 points. What Italian pasta sauce’s name translates to mariner’s sauce?

20 points. The recipe for McDonalds’ “special sauce” contains all the ingredients for what popular salad dressing?

30 points. What Chinese chicken dish calls for a sauce made from soy sauce, rice wine, rice wine vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, dried red chili peppers, and garlic?

40 points.  What is the common name for a hot roast beef sandwich served with au jus sauce?

50 points. What sauce is served on a poached egg, ham, and an English muffin to make Eggs Benedict?

 

3. MUSICIAN/ACTORS

10 points.  What R&B songstress made her film debut in 1992’s The Bodyguard?

20 points. Rapper Eminem made his dramatic debut in what 2002 film?

30 points. In what 1996 film did Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea play a German nihlist?

40 points. What avant-garde musician starred in Lars Von Trier’s 2000 film Dancer in The Dark?

50 points. In 1988, what pop-star became the only woman to ever have had a number one single and have won the Academy Award for Best Actress?

 

4. ACTOR/MUSICIANS

10 points. Rushmore star Jason Schwartzman was playing drums for Phantom Planet when they recorded their hit single “California”, a song that would become the opening theme for what hit television program?

20 points. What Fox sitcom actress is the “she” half of the musical duo She & Him?

30 points. What My So-Called Life star is the front man for the band 30 Seconds to Mars?

40 points. Scarlett Johansson’s 2008 album Anywhere I Lay My Head features covers of 10 songs originally written and recorded by what singer-songwriter?

50 points.  What Armageddon actor plays drums for The Boxmasters?

 

5. CONSPIRACY THEORIES

10 points. “Birthers” claim that President Barack Obama was born in what African nation?

20 points. What is the commonly known name for the remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base thought to house a crashed alien spacecraft?

30 points. What nickname have critics given the Warren Commission’s theory that a single bullet struck both President John F. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally on November 22, 1963?

40 points. What Enlightenment Era secret society was founded in Bavaria on May 1, 1776 and, according to some conspiracy theorists, survives to this day?

50 points. According to several conspiracy theorists interviewed in the documentary Room 237, what famed film director fabricated the moon landing footage?

 

6. Blood Sport

10 points. What kung fu master’s students included James Coburn, Steve McQueen and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

20 points. In the standard Karate ranking system, what color belt does a student wear prior to achieving black belt status?

30 points.  What Bahamian born mixed martial artist rose to prominence after being featured in a series of videotaped street fights?

40 points. (2 part answer) What two boxers did Muhammad Ali beat in 1963 and 1974, respectively, to become the heavyweight champion of the world?

50 points. What martial art is also called “the foot fist way”?

 

7. CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES

10 points. What iconic video game character made his first appearance in Donkey Kong under the name “Jumpman”?

20 points. What video game console, released in 1989, was advertised with the slogan “does what nintendon’t”?

30 points.  What 1987 football video game featured a Los Angeles team that could perform two running plays, one of which utilized Bo Jackson, and, the other, Marcus Allen?

40 points. Which character from 1992’s Mortal Kombat could perform the controversial “spine rip” fatality?

50 points. Entering the code up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start will give the player 30 lives in what series of games produced by the Konami company?

 

FINAL FIVE

What are the five highest-grossing films starring rapper-turned-actor Will Smith?

TIE BREAKER

According to a 2014 poll by the Pew Research Center, what percentage of United States citizens identify as Christian?

 

 

 

 

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Round 1

2

Hypotenuse

Geometry

A straight line

11

 

Round 2

Marinara

1,000 Island

General Tso’s Chicken

French Dip

Hollandaise

 

Round 3

Whitney Houston

8 Mile

The Big Lebowski

Bjork

Cher

 

Round 4

The O.C.

Zooey Deschanel

Jared leto

Tom Waits

Billy Bob Thornton

 

Round 5

Kenya

Area 51

Magic Bullet Theory

The Illuminati

Stanley Kubrick

 

Round 6

Bruce Lee

Brown

Kimbo Slice

Sonny Liston/George Foreman

Tae Kwon Do 

 

Round 7

Mario

Sega Genesis

Tecmo Bowl

Sub-Zero

Contra

 

Final Five: Independence Day, I Am Legend, Men In Black, Hancock, Men in Black II Tie-breaker: 70.6%

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