"Officer Phil's" KUSI Trivia April 2007 Questions and Answers Page

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Here are the questions and the answers to the trivia questions I do each day on "Good Morning San Diego" on KUSI (51/9). The most recent questions are listed at the top of the page. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

To make a guess, just put your cursor over the correct letter. If you have guessed correctly, the letter will become a check mark . If you have guessed incorrectly, you will see a minus sign . On a few questions, the correct answer is "All of the above." In that case you will see .

You can also scroll to the bottom of the page where all of the answers are listed, often with a more detailed explanation. Clicking on an answer will take you directly to the more detailed answers at the bottom of the page.

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Date & Question:
Choices
April 25, 2007:

Today is Al Pacino's Birthday. Which of these parts was he offered, but turned down?
: Hans Solo In "Star Wars" (Harrison Ford got it)
: Lead in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (Richard Dreyfus got it)
: Lead in "Pretty Woman" (Richard Gere got it)
: Lead in "Taxi Driver" (Robert de Niro got it)
April 24, 2007:

What was Barbra Streisand's name at birth?
: Barbara Streisand
: Barbra Streisand
: Barbra Streisandovich
: Yentl Streisand
April 23, 2007:

Concerned about global warming and rising sea level? What percentage of the Earth's population live at an elevation less than 100 feet above sea level?
: 10%
: 25%
: 33%
: 50%
April 20, 2007:

Which of the following did Extra's Jon Kelly once do?
: Jai Lai player in Miami
: Played Football for Denver Broncos
: Poker Dealer in Atlantic City
: Trained Horses in New Jersey
April 19, 2007:

Man of La Mancha is based on the book Don Quixote. What is the full title of the book?
: Don Quixote
: Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha
: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
: Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote
April 18, 2007:

How many days will the average American have to work to pay all of their taxes?
: 100 days
: 120 days
: 140 days
: 160 days
April 17, 2007:

To get a 6 month Federal tax return extension, you use form 4868. To get a California tax return extension, which form do you use?
: 519
: 951
: 4868C
: None, it is automatic
April 16, 2007:

When was the first person put in jail for tax evasion?
: 306
: 1306
: 1606
: 1706
April 13, 2007:

What event happened on Friday the 13th which led to it being considered an unlucky day?
: 1307, French King executed Knights Templar
: 1492, Massive earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal
: 1537, Floods on the Huang Ho kill one million people in China
: 1569, The plague hits London, England
April 12, 2007:

Which of the following things is true about controversial, American author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, who passed away last night?
: An asteroid is named after him
: He was Gerald Rivera's father-in-law
: He quit college because he was told he could not write
: He was New York's State Author in 2002
April 11, 2007:

Which of the following things is true about Mekhi Phifer?
: He "crews" for exercise
: He has children named Ashira and Mekkaye
: He went to school in Detroit with Eminem
: He won the celebrity World Poker Tournament
April 10, 2007:

Which of the following things is true about Jaclyn Smith?
: She was born Jaclyn Smith
: She was once on Mr. Blackwell Worst Dressed List
: She was the model for the wife of comicbook hero "The Phantom"
: She was a music major in college
April 9, 2007:

When was the Federal income Tax, as we know it, started?
: 1876
: 1913
: 1932
: 1937
April 6, 2007:

The Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 16-13 in one of the wildest opening day games in Major League history. When did this happen?
: 1983
: 1993
: 2003
: 2006
April 5, 2007:

According to the latest figures, what is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States?
: Atlanta, Georgia
: Fresno, California
: Tucson, Arizona
: St. George, Utah
April 4, 2007:

Fresh out of college, Dave Winfield was drafted by which of the following teams?
: Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
: Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
: San Diego Padres (MLB)
: Utah Stars (ABA)
April 3, 2007:

When are your federal tax returns due this year?
: April 15 - Sunday
: April 16 - Monday
: April 17 - Tuesday
: April 18 - Wednesday
April 2, 2007:

Rock falls are a danger in mountain climbing. How big was the rock that fell off of the Eiger Mountain in July 2006?
: 1 million cubic feet
: 6 million cubic feet
: 13 million cubic feet
: 20 million cubic feet









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4/25/07: Today is Al Pacino's Birthday. Which of these parts was he offered, but turned down? --



All of them: According to many sources, Al was offered all of these part, but turned them down.




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4/24/07: What was Barbra Streisand's name at birth? --



A: Barbra Streisand was born Barbara Joan Streisand. She changed the spelling of her first name to make it more distinctive.




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4/23/07: Concerned about global warming and rising sea level? What percentage of the Earth's population live at an elevation less than 100 feet above sea level? --



B: According to the U.S. Geological Society, approximately 25% of the world's population lives at an elevation less than 100 feet above sea level.




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4/20/07: Which of the following did Extra's Jon Kelly once do? --



B. Jon played four seasons as a running back for the University of Nebraska. He signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 1988 before embarking on a broadcasting career.



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4/19/07: Man of La Mancha is based on the book Don Quixote. What is the full title of the book? --



C: Better known as just Don Quixote, the full title of the book is The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.




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4/18/07: How many days will the average American have to work to pay all of their taxes? --

B: According to The Tax Foundation, the average American will have to work 120 days in order to pay all of their taxes.




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4/17/07: To get a 6 month Federal tax return extension, you use form 4868. To get a California tax return extension, which form do you use? --

D: The extension is automatic. However, you are still required to pay taxes which are due on April 15th.




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4/16/07: When was the first person put in jail for tax evasion? --



A: In 306 A.D.(or C.E., if you prefer), Emperor Constantine (no relation) of the Roman Empire had the first tax evader put in prison.




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4/13/07: What event happened on Friday the 13th which led to it being considered an unlucky day? --



A: France's King Philio IV ordered the torture and execution of the Order of the Knights Templar.




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4/12/07: Which of the following things is true about controversial, American author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, who passed away last night? --



All of the above is true. Asteroid #25399 is named for him.




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4/11/07: Which of the following things is true about Mekhi Phifer? --



D: In 2005, Mekhi Phifer was the Celebrity World Poker Tournament




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4/10/07: Which of the following things is true about Jaclyn Smith? --



C: Comic book hero "The Phantom"'s wife was drawn to look like Jaclyn Smith. She was born Jacquelyn Smith, was Mr. Blackwell's "The World's Best Dressed Woman," and her college major was drama..




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4/9/07: When was the Federal income Tax, as we know it, started? --



B: With the adoption of the 16th Amendment, income taxes, as we know them now, first originated.




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4/6/07: The Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 16-13 in one of the wildest opening day games in Major League history. When did this happen?? --



A: The Padres went on to have a 81-81 season in 1983.




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4/5/07: According to the latest figures, what is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States? --




D: With a recent growth rate of almost 40%, St. George in southwest Utah is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States.




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4/4/07: Fresh out of college, Dave Winfield was drafted by which of the following teams? --



All: Dave Winfield may be the only American to have been drafted out of college by four different professional sports leagues.




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4/3/07: When are your federal tax returns due this year? --



C: Federal taxes are due on Tuesday, April 17th because April 15th is on a weekend, and April 16th is a holiday in Washington, D.C. (Emancipation Day).




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4/2/07: Rock falls are a danger in mountain climbing. How big was the rock that fell off of the Eiger Mountain in July 2006? --



D: The section of the ridge of the Eiger that fell was equal to 1/3 of the volume of the Empire State Building.




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