A few times each year, I get together with friends for trivia night. There are a bunch of bars around Seattle that hold a trivia night once a week, which consists of someone reading trivia questions over a microphone while teams of 4-6 people at each table attempt to answer the 40 questions. Each city has bars with trivia nights, in Philly we called it quizo nights. So last night, I met some friends at Norm’s, a chill Seattle bar in the Fremont district. The previous quiz night at Norm’s was back in December, when Lee & Sachi came to play as well. We didn’t do too well that night… I think we got 23 points out of 40, resulting in 7th place out of about 20 teams. This time was a different story. After round 1, we were a perfect 10 points out of 10. Round 2 had a couple hiccups, but we still pulled 8 points…. resulting in a halftime score of 18 points, tied for 1st place. The third and fourth rounds were a bit harder and we only squeezed out 12 out of the possible 20 points in the 2nd half. Figuring we had enough for a top 5 place but probably not enough to win, we paid our bill and were ready to leave…. but wait….. we ended up winning by 1 point. WOOHOO! This is the first time I’ve won, and I’ve played about 20-30 times. The cash prize was $165, split 5 ways. A $33 payday ain’t bad for answering a few questions.
Just to see if you’re smart enough to play trivia, here are a few questions from last night:
- Measuring over 3100 square miles, what is the largest U.S. city in terms of area?
- What Tammy Wynette hit was sung by Jake & Elwood Blues in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers”?
- During the 1980’s, name the only two Chicago Cubs to receive the MVP award?
- In the 2004 movie “Dodgeball”, what are the five “D’s” of dodgeball?
- What songstress has a museum dedicated to her in Kentwood, Louisiana?
If you know the answers to these questions (without looking on the Internet), then you’re probably great at trivia since you’re filled with useless knowledge. If you can’t answer these, then consider yourself among the normal, since most people shouldn’t know all these weird facts.