Art on the Bluffs got creative with their questions

March 9, 2014 

Art on the Bluffs Inc. (AOTB) hosted a trivia night last weekend to support its September Art Walk along Main Street in Columbia.

The nonprofit organization was created in 2009 as part of the city's sesquicentennial celebration. Its goal is to support local artists by showcasing their art.

During Art Walk, artists display their work and show how it's done. There's a student gallery and a Kid's Walk with hands-on projects. Theater groups and musicians perform. Food is available. This year's Art Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 20.

You can be part of the group. AOTB is recruiting members. You don't have to be an artist to join. You just have to appreciate art and want to provide opportunities for others to enjoy it.

For information, you can contact AOTB at P.O. Box 521, Columbia, IL 62236, or email

Trivia night categories included art, Mardi Gras and March Madness. There were questions about presidents and the Academy Awards. Common Bond, a popular category, had folks trying to figure out what a set of words had in common.

See how you do.

1. What word do these word sets have in common?

Factories and tulips

Planet and candy bar

Kitchen and holding off making a decision

Dinner companion and fruit

School yard and court case

2. What words should Julius Caesar have heeded?

3. What famous artist sold only one painting during his lifetime?

4. OK, Mardi Gras revelers, what does "Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez" mean in English?

5. What man that was born a King and became a U.S. President?

6. Where do you win a green jacket for winning and who has won the most of them?

7. When was the last piece of the Gateway Arch put in? How tall is it and when did it open?

8. What is the surname of the family in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women?"

9. Name the last three brackets as they are known for March Madness prior to the championship game.

10. If you wanted to see the Mona Lisa, where would you go? Name the museum and the city.

11. Can you name the year Richard Nixon and Jackie Kennedy Onassis died, Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa and O.J. Simpson led a Bronco chase on the LA freeways?

12. The year 1939 is considered the best for movies. Among the films released in 1939 are "The Wizard of Oz," "Of Mice and Men," "Wuthering Heights," "Gone with the Wind," "Stage Coach" and "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." What won best picture?

13. Michael Jordan is known for basketball. In what year and with what team did he play spring training baseball?

14. In what city's zip code is Cahokia Mounds located?

15. What are the Bingo numbers that end with 4? Include the letter with them.


1. Plants; Mars; table; date; recess.

2. "Beware the Ides of March"

3. Vincent VanGogh

4. Let the good times roll.

5. Gerald Ford sworn in as president in 1974. His stepfather adopted him.

6. Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta. Jack Nicklaus

7. 10/28/65, 630 feet high, one leg 1967 the other 1968. Will accept either year.

8. March

9. Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4.

10. The Louvre in Paris

11. 1994

12. "Gone with the Wind"

13. 1994 White Sox farm team Birmingham Barons AA

14. Collinsville

15. B4 14, I24, N34 44,

8. Author John Grisham is know for legal thrillers. He has written three books centered around sports. What are those sports? Football, baseball and golf

8. Football ("Playing for Pizza" and "Bleachers"), baseball ("Calico Joe") and golf

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