'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

I've been doing bizarrely well in the trivia game.

It won't last, but I've been in first place for a few days.  CRAZY.  I'm not that good at trivia--- just been getting lucky, and my opponents have missed a lot of questions and given me lots of points for the ones I've gotten right; I've gotten *5* 3-pointers so far in 11 days of competition, more than any of the other 33 people in the division.  The 3-pointer is the question your opponent thinks you're least likely to get right.

Below are today's questions, of which I got a whoppin' 4 right.  How many do you know?

#3 I remembered because of a childhood geegaw (a little aluminum coin-type thingie with the player's picture on it, and his name just came to me today) (I spelled it wrong, but they don't count that against ya).  #4 I just guessed right on, only sorta knowing who it might be from West Wing, and thinking he does seem to play politicians.  And take lots of roles.  Not Michael-Caine-lots, but lots.

The description of the character in #1 cracked me up.

1. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day. Thus ends what novel, in lines spoken by the story's vain, spoiled, shrewd, strong-willed, thrice-married heroine?

2. What term from music, derived from a Greek word for "song" or "tune", refers to a group of notes sung to a single syllable of text, normally including a primary note and ornamentation? Gregorian chants are an old example; more recent examples are basically anything by Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey.

3. Name the hurler, the winner of the National League Cy Young Award after the 1969, 1973, and 1975 seasons, who is the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, whose plaque sports a New York Mets cap.

4. Name the actor who plays Senator Gil John Biggs in the TV series Alpha House, Congressman Scott Talley in the film The Campaign, Congressman Chuck Long in the film Evan Almighty, and Speaker of the House Glenallen Walken in the TV series The West Wing.

5. "I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn't love you. And he doesn't love me. He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country." Who reportedly spoke these words, in reference to President Barack Obama, at a private group dinner featuring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on February 18, 2015?

6. What name was shared by three English monarchs before the Norman Conquest (the Elder, the Martyr, and the Confessor) and by another eight English monarchs after the conquest?


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