Leave It To Beaver Trivia

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I've often described my grade school years as being on par to the show "Leave It to Beaver".  I walked/biked to school and came home for lunch.  Then Mom always had cookies and milk ready when I got home.  We played tag, hide-and-seek, and other games together in the neighborhood.  Idyllic times. 
My family watched the show together, and the family urban legend was Barbara Billingsley was married to a distant cousin [after all, the name 'Billingsley' on the maternal side of the family isn't the most common]. So to honor an iconic mother, June Cleaver and the passing of the actor who played her, Barbara Billingsley, here's some trivia questions about the show.  I'll post answers on Thursday night. :) Carol

1) What was the original title of the pilot episode?

2) Why was the first episode delayed by network censors?

3) Which of the show's actors was an ordained minister?

4) Which show's actors later joined the LAPD and was decorated for valor?

5) What was June Cleaver's maiden name?

6) Children's author Beverly Cleary wrote how many books based on the show?

7) What was the Cleavers' first address in Mayfield?

Music Trivia

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Since I usually don't do well on music questions during Duffy's Trivia nite [unless country music], I thought I would periodically post music trivia questions.  I'll lead off with a John Lennon question since there was so much media attention this week for John's birthday anniversary.  I'll post answers on Thursday night.

:) Carol

1) What was the title of the first song John Lennon wrote?

2) Who was the first rock star to be arrested on stage?

3) What was the first rock-n-roll song to hit #1 on the charts?

4) Who was awarded the very first gold record?

5) U2's "Angel of Harlem" was written about what singer?

7) What Depeche Mode song was inspired by Priscilla Presley's book Elvis and Me?

8) ) Who did the vocals for Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky"?


Wine Trivia

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm in the mood for a little wine trivia as hopefully I'll be making my way back to Napa Valley next years.  Let's see how well you do.  I'll post the answers on Thursday nite.

:) Carol

1) What are Allier, Limousin, Nevers, Tronçais and Vosges?

2) How many states in the United States have at least one winery?

3) On average, how many pounds of grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine?

4) What grape variety is Oregon most known for?

5) Named for a famous Italian painter, what is the cocktail made with sparkling wine and white peaches?

6) What is the “Butler’s Friend”?
7) What are the descending tears of wine seen on the inside of a glass after it has been swirled?

8) What is the ‘punt’?