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Bar trivia is the American equivalent of the British pub quiz. The following questions would be suitable for any American quiz event.

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Questions I

  1. Which American university, named after its first benefactor, is in Baltimore, Maryland?
  2. Which sportsman was nicknamed 'The Sultan of Swat'?
  3. Who played himself in the 1979 film Cocaine Cowboys and was played by David Bowie in the 1996 film Basquiat?
  4. Which famous historical event happened on December 16, 1773?
  5. Who is the mother of actress Mariska Hargitay, best known for her role as sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order?
  6. Ernest Hemingway's wartime experiences formed the basis for which 1929 novel?
  7. Maris is the unseen wife in which American sitcom?
  8. Which spaceflight mission landed the first men on the Moon?
  9. In which American city was Hilary Clinton born?
  10. In which American city did Ronald Regan survive an assassination attempt in 1981?
  11. By what name is singer Alecia Moore better known by
  12. The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of which mountain range?
  13. What name connects several groups of Native Americans to a twin-engine lift helicopter?
  14. Who was leader of the Soviet Union from 1955 until 1964?
  15. In May 1995 the New York Magazine declared her 'the definitive American woman of our time' and in 2004 she was given the nickname 'M. Diddy', who is she?

Answers:

  1. John Hopkins University
  2. Babe Ruth
  3. Andy Warhol
  4. The Boston Tea Party
  5. Jayne Mansfield
  6. A Farewell to Arms
  7. Frasier
  8. Apollo 11
  9. Chicago
  10. Washington DC
  11. Pink
  12. Appalachian Mountains
  13. Chinook
  14. Nikita Khrushchev
  15. Martha Stewart ('M. Diddy' was her prison nickname)



Questions II

  1. Vince Lombardi is best known as the early sixties coach of which American football team?
  2. Oprah Winfrey was born in which state?
  3. To which American city would you be flying to if your destination had the airport code LGA?
  4. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games played in which country?
  5. Which actress is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer?
  6. Which city was the first in the world to have a population of over one million?
  7. In which city was the TV show Happy Days set?
  8. What letter in Morse code is represented by a single dash?
  9. Name the author of detective novels and crime fiction featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch?
  10. Who became a teen idol with the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana?
  11. In which wine-growing country is the Rapel region situated?
  12. What name links the CIA to the first ever aircraft carrier commissioned into the US Navy in 1922?
  13. In John Fowles' 1963 novel The Collector, the title character collects what
  14. Which cup did the Boston Bruins win in 2011 and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016?
  15. Which American state shares its name with a former Soviet Republic?

Answers:

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Mississippi
  3. New York (LaGuardia)
  4. England (accept Britain or the UK)
  5. Liv Tyler (daughter of Steven Tyler)
  6. Rome
  7. Milwaukee
  8. T
  9. Michael Connelly
  10. Miley Cyrus
  11. Chile
  12. Langley (USS Langley and Langley, Virginia is where the CIA headquarters are based)
  13. Butterflies
  14. Stanley Cup (Ice Hockey)
  15. Georgia
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