Trivia lovers encountered plenty of challenging questions when Belleville's Teens/Together Encounter Christ held a trivia night recently at St. Teresa School.
What does "E Pluribus Unum" mean? (Out of many, one.) In what city would you find the world's tallest building? (The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at 2,722 feet.) What's the oldest mass-marketed soda still in existence? (Dr Pepper, Dec. 1, 1885.) What name of Jesus translates to "God With Us"? (Immanuel.)
Every year, TEC offers two or three weekend retreats, where high school juniors and seniors, college students and other young adults can unplug from the world and connect with their faith. If you would like to help them spread the Word, send donations to Belleville TEC, 10611 Country Club Road, Sparta, IL 62286. (Their website is www.bellevilletec.org.)
But first see if you would have stood a prayer of winning:
1. Finish this famous advertising slogan: "Kid tested, ... "
2. Who wrote the pledge of allegiance?
3. Name the movie from this quote: "Honey, just 'cause I talk slow doesn't mean I'm stupid."
4. Name the last three "American Idol" winners.
5. What is a National Basketball Association player deemed to be if he wins the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?
6. In what decade was a ball first dropped at midnight on New Year's Eve in New York's Times Square?
7. What candy bar was named after its inventor's horse?
8. Which sister went out to meet Jesus when he arrived after Lazarus' death: Mary or Martha?
9. What country is known as the Rainbow Nation?
10. In what decade was the first modern comic book published?
11. What company uses the slogan "Do more"?
12. How many jurors were dismissed during the O.J. Simpson trial?
13. Name the movie from this tagline: "Every man dies; not every man really lives."
14. How many U.S. presidents were there during the run of Johnny Carson's "Tonight" show?
15. What team did Babe Ruth play for before joining the Boston Red Sox?
16. In what decade was Father's Day created?
17. What do the A and W stand for in A&W root beer?
18. How many years did David rule as king of Israel?
19. What are the six official languages of the U.N. General Assembly?
20. What famous pop star did Andy Warhol make more portraits of than any other?
1. General Mills got their Kix out of "Kid Tested, Mother Approved."
2. Baptist minister Francis Bellamy wrote it in 1892. Congress approved it in 1942 and "under God" was officially added in 1954.
3. "Sweet Home Alabama"
4. Candice Glover, Phillip Phillips and Scotty McCreery.
5. He's the NBA seasonal MVP. A native of the Russian Empire, Podoloff was the NBA's first president from 1947 to 1963.
6. It first started to fall Dec. 31, 1907.
7. Snickers was the favorite horse of the Mars family. Now it's reportedly the world's best-selling candy bar.
8. Martha (see John 11:20)
9. That's how Archbishop Desmond Tutu described South Africa after its first fully democratic election in 1994.
10. "Famous Funnies" was issued in 1933.
11. American Express
12. 10 (See law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/Simpson/finaljury.html for the list.
14. 7 (Ike to the elder Bush)
15. Baltimore Orioles of the International League
16. Sonora Smart Dodd held the first Father's Day celebration at the Spokane, Wash., YMCA on June 19, 1910, to honor her dad, who had raised six kids alone.
17. (Roy) Allen and (Frank) Wright, who teamed up in 1920
19. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic
20. Marilyn Monroe