Trivia Questions 10/28/22

  1. In 1981 “Raiders of the Lost Arc” led the box office with $368 Million – “For Yours Eyes Only, Halloween II, or Superman II finished the year in 2nd place? (FYEO $195 Mil, H II $25 Mil, S II $190 Mil)
  2. This country has Turtle Tunnels built under their train railway systems: Japan, Korea, or India? (They actually care about the lives of turtles so much that they built walkways under the railways for turtles to safely pass under – in the USA 6% of American Drivers try to hit turtles on the side of the road)
  3. Harrison Ford, Kurt Russell, & Mel Gibson were all offered the role before Kevin Costner was for the movie: Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, or Tin Cup? (Don’t think anyone could’ve done a better job than Costner but Ford or Gibson would’ve been fun)
  4. Before he became too famous this NFL QB was known for going to local bars and watching games with complete strangers – was it: Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts, NY Giants’ Daniel Jones, or New Englands’ Mac Jones?
  5. From “Field of Dreams” Doc Monlight Graham (Played by Burt Lancaster) said, “He’d better get home – because he didn’t want: Alicia, Netty, or Lydia to think he had a girlfriend?”
  6. While preparing for his role on the movie, “Cast Away” – Tom Hanks stranded himself on a secluded beach for: 7, 10, or 14 days? (He wanted to see how he would try to find food & fresh water – a volleyball washed up on the beach during his training time and that actually was used “Wilson” in the actual movie)
  7. Bible Question: After God save Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego (Ah-Bed-Nay-Go) – King Nebuchadnezzar (Neb-Ah-Cah-Nez-Ar) issue a decree throughout his kingdom – “Anyone speaking against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego would be: Dismembered, Sold Into Slavery, or Burnt Alive? (Cut into pieces and the families and homes would be destroyed)
  8. On average one cowhide can make as many as 20 footballs, 12 basketballs, and more or less than 140 baseballs? (144 balls)
  9. The football movie: “Invincible” is about 30 yr old Vince Papale trying out for and making the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles – his first salary of $21,000 was double the amount he was making as a: Bartender, School Teacher, or CU Worker? (Teach for Interboro High School in Philadelphia – he now gets $20,000 per speaking engagement and currently has a net worth of $1.5 Mil – he was paid $42,000 by the Eagles his final contract year – He also made the roster as special teams player and wide receiver fore the Philadelphia Bell a World Football League team 1974 & 75. This is right before Coach Dick Vermeil offered is now famous “Anyone Can Try Out for the Eagles Camp” that allow Vince his chance and his 15 minutes)
  10. Which NY Area sports star is deeply afraid of “Open Water” & “Ticks”: Aaron Judge, Saquon Barkley, or Kyrie Irving? (Saquon is extremely scared of Shark attacks and what can happen from Tick bites)
  11. TEXT QUESTION: Rudyard Kipling wrote an amazing poem entitled, “IF”. It starts with: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.” In 1982 their was an athlete that did exactly that and his quick actions saved the life of a 4-year-old boy. Can you name the team and the Big Man who saved a little 4-year-old boy by his quick actions during one of his games in 1982? Answer: Boston Red Sox – Jim Rice (White Sox 2nd baseman Dave Stapleton fouled a rocket over the first base dugout that caught 4 yr old Jonathan Keane directly in the face – after popping out of the dugout and seeing the young boy’s face covered in blood and hearing his screams – Jim Rice immediately grabbed the boy and ran him to the doctors in Boston’s team clubhouse. To this day doctors and family members believe his quick actions helped save Jonathon’s life)