Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 582, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.
Round 1. Category: 1990s Business
- 1: In 1992 Hughes Aircraft Co., a division of this automaker, agreed to buy part of General Dynamics.
- General Motors.
- 2: This company's 1st restaurant in China served nearly 40,000 people the day it opened April 23, 1992.
- 3: In 1995 this apparel company reintroduced "The Fruits" who'd starred in its ads in the 1970s.
- Fruit of the Loom.
- 4: In 1995 NBC and this giant software company announced plans for an all-news television channel.
- 5: This Colorado-based brewer introduced Zima Clearmalt in 1992.
Round 2. Category: They Were Expelled
- 1: This star of "Casablanca" was booted out of Phillips Academy for uncontrollably high spirits.
- Humphrey Bogart.
- 2: Perhaps responding "nevermore", this poet was expelled from West Point in 1831 for refusing to attend drills.
- Edgar Allan Poe.
- 3: Once publisher of the USA's largest newspaper chain, he was expelled from Harvard in 1885 for insulting his professors.
- William Randolph Hearst.
- 4: Assassinated in August 1940, this Russian Communist leader was expelled in his youth for howling at his teacher.
- 5: The leading actress of her time, in 1860 she was expelled from a Paris convent school for making fun of a bishop.
- (Sarah) Bernhardt.
Round 3. Category: Working Without Annette
- 1: Before teaming with Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon appeared in this 1960 John Wayne western (not as Davy).
- The Alamo.
- 2: With no help from Annette, Frankie Avalon was born in this year in which Germany invaded Poland.
- 3: With Annette nowhere in sight, Frankie Avalon played a 39-year-old Teen Angel in this 1978 musical film.
- 4: Annette Funicello did not do backing vocals on this 1959 Frankie Avalon hit song about a Roman goddess.
- 5: Annette Funicello was not on board when Frankie starred in this 1961 sci-fi "voyage" directed by Irwin Allen.
- Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
Round 4. Category: National Monuments
- 1: The USA's largest national monument, this state's Misty Fjords, consists of glaciers and long, deep fjords.
- 2: This Wyoming formation has a base diameter of about 1,000 feet and a summit diameter of about 275 feet.
- Devils Tower.
- 3: This Wyoming monument contains an 865-foot-high fluted column of igneous rock.
- Devils Tower.
- 4: Castillo de San Marcos in this Florida city is the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S..
- St. Augustine.
- 5: Arizona's Tuzigoot National Monument is one of these villages defined as consisting of multilevel adobe dwellings.
- a pueblo.
Round 5. Category: Boys In The Band
- 1: Mick Jagger,Keith Richards.Mick Taylor.
- The Rolling Stones.
- 2: Pete Townshend,Roger Daltrey,John Entwistle.
- The Who.
- 3: Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason.
- Pink Floyd.
- 4: Michael McDonald,Patrick Simmons,Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.
- The Doobie Brothers.
- 5: Walter Becker,Donald Fagen,Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.
- Steely Dan.
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