Four Hearts spices up its trivia

September 15, 2013 

The Four Hearts Foundation didn't want a regular run-of-the-mill trivia on Sept. 7. In a "non-traditional" turn, they asked participants to identify spices and cereals (samples were provided in small baggies); identify the artist and song title from a snippet of one to 10 notes; solve Rebus (picture) puzzles.

The Four Hearts Foundation is a local non-profit animal welfare organization that promotes spaying and neutering as the best way to control the dog and cat overpopulation problem. Four Hearts offers monthly low cost spay/neuter clinics. It also raises funds for local animals' surgeries, vaccinations, disease treatments, etc.

Donations can be mailed to Four Hearts Foundation, P.O. Box 361, O'Fallon, IL 62269 or go to to donate electronically.

Because we couldn't include spice baggies with your BND magazine, try your luck at Four Hearts' more traditional trivia questions.

Calling All Cars

1. In the original "Ghostbusters," film, the ghoul-fighting team got around town in a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance/hearse. What was its license plate number?

2. What was the number on the Volkswagen Beetle that appeared in the 1969 film "The Love Bug"?

No Business Like Show Business

3. In the original L. Frank Baum book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," what color were Dorothy's magical shoes?

4. The song "Blue Suede Shoes" which is generally associated with Elvis Presley was a massive chart success in the 1950s. Who wrote the song?

5. Secret Agent Maxwell Smart, aka Agent 86, used a telephone housed in the sole of his shoe on the 1965-1970 TV sitcom, "Get Smart." Name the actor who played the original Maxwell Smart.

Big Fancy Words for Ordinary Bodily Functions

6. Mastication is the technical term for which bodily function?

7. What is the more common term for the bodily function sternutation?

8. Deglutition describes which bodily function?

A Celebrity by Any Other Name

9. This popular two-time Grammy Award winner formed his first musical group, the St. Lunatics, with some high school friends. He is commonly known by the name Nelly. What is his given name?

10. According to this "Private Dancer," when she left her husband Ike Turner, she had "36 cents and a gas station credit card." What was her given name?

11. This 7-foot-2 center of the Los Angeles Lakers was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. By what name is he better known?

Odd College Mascots

12. After obtaining a licensing agreement with the Disney Corp. in 1973, which university was allowed to continue using Donald Duck as its mascot?

13. Created in 1984 by combining the street names that intersect at the heart of the university, The Gorlock has the paws of a speeding cheetah, the horns of a fierce buffalo, and the face of a dependable St. Bernard. Which university claims The Gorlock as its mascot?

State Dogs

14. A common fixture on Southwest ranches, the Blue Lacy was bred to herd cattle, hogs and chickens and was made the official dog in 2001 of what state?

15. According to folklore, the American Water Spaniel was frequently used to harvest waterfowl, among other types of game, in the Great Lakes Region. Which state made it the official state dog in 1985?

16. Descended from the foxhounds that were imported by President George Washington for hunting purposes, the American foxhound became this state's official dog in 1966 in honor of our first president and the dog's lineage. Name the state.


1. ECTO 1

2. 53

3. Silver

4. Carl Perkins

5. Don Adams

6. Chewing

7. Sneezing

8. Swallowing

9. Cornell Haynes Jr.

10. Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner)

11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

12. University of Oregon

13. Webster University

14. Texas

15. Wisconsin

16. Virginia

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