I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line” question from a speech, poem, book, etc.; one “lyrics” question about song trivia; two “language” or vocabulary questions; and two “lore” questions about a variety of trivia topics including history, sports, literature, science, inventions, politics, movies, TV, celebrities, current events, pop culture, and more! I am a retired social studies teacher and used trivia games as test reviews in my classroom. My students loved it! I found they especially enjoyed their reviews when I also included questions about things that interested them such as sports, music, etc. From this experience and from talking to readers, I found out exactly what people like to see in Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! I would love to hear your feedback by writing me at [email protected] Enjoy.
1: Define juxtaposition (juhk-stuh-puh-zish’-uhn).
A: juxtaposition-n. act of placing side by side, especially for comparison; example-The juxtaposition of the modern table with the traditional chairs is very interesting.
2: Who was the first Super Bowl MVP?
A: Bart Starr was the MVP of the first Super Bowl held in Los Angles in 1967. He played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and was also the MVP for the second Super Bowl and led the Packers to several NFL titles.
3: What Garth Brook drinking song won the Single of the Year award at the 1991 Country Music Award?
A: “Friends in Low Places” is a barroom favorite released in 1990 as the first single from the album No Fences. It was written in 1989 by Dewayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee and performed by country music artist Garth Brooks.
4: What TV host ends every show with, “Be Kind to one another”?
A: Talk show host Ellen Degeneres ends her show with this good advice.
5: What family of a U.S. senator (who served from the 1950s to the 1980s) founded and operated the largest department store in Phoenix for nearly 100 years?
A: Barry Goldwater’s Jewish, Polish grandfather founded Goldwater’s Department Store in the 1870s. Goldwater’s operated until the 1960s when it was sold and underwent many name changes. Senator Barry Goldwater, a Republican who also lost a presidential bid to Lyndon Johnson in 1964 in one of the biggest landslides in U.S. history, worked for a time in the family business.
6: Define egregious (ih-gree’-juhs).
A: egregious-adj. outrageously bad; flagrant; example-The most egregious mistake made by the supervisor was hiring that criminal.
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