"Officer Phil's" KUSI Trivia Undated 2006 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 .

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Undated from 2006 #1:

What was actor Josh Duhamel's choice as a career before he became an actor?
: Astronaut
: C.P.A.
: Dentist
: Marine Biologist
Undated from 2006 #2:

One of the "100 Greatest TV Catch Phrases" is "We've got a really big show." Who is known for saying it?
: Regis Philbin
: Jay Leno
: David Letterman
: Ed Sullivan
Undated from 2006 #3:

Which one of the following things is NOT true about Ed Asner?
: Played professional football
: His first name is really Yitzak
: Made two movies with Elvis Presley
: Only person to get Comedy & Drama Emmys for playing the same charcater
Undated from 2006 #4:

"Black Friday" is often thought to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Which day is really the busiest?
: 1st Moday after Thanksgiving
: 1st Saturday in December
: Saturday before Christmas
: Friday before Mother's Day
Undated from 2006 #5:

When did Thanksgiving become an official, annual, national holiday?
: 1619
: 1789
: 1863
: 1941
Undated from 2006 #6:

How did LaDainian Tomlinson show his love for football as a child?
: He had a bed shaped like a football
: He slept with a football
: He camped out on his high school football field
: He slept in front of the TV before big games
Undated from 2006 #7:

How long did the longest officially recognized Monopoly marathon last?
: 80 hours
: 480 hours
: 880 hours
: 1680 hours
Undated from 2006 #8:

When do most Americans start shopping for the holidays?
: October
: November
: First two weeks in December
: Last 2 weeks in December
Undated from 2006 #9:

What was the first coin-operated video game in the US?
: Breakout
: Galaxy Game
: Pong
: Shooting Gallery
Undated from 2006 #10:

What does the word "Tsunami" mean?
: Devil wave
: Harbor Wave
: Killer wave
: Wall of water
Undated from 2006 #11:

How much chocolate does the average American consume in one year?
: 1.6 pounds
: 2.6 pounds
: 6.6 pounds
: 11.6 pounds
Undated from 2006 #12:

Which of the following things is NOT true about the desert tortoise?
: State reptile of California & Nevada
: Heaviest recorded weight was 123 pounds
: Spends up to 95% of their time in their burrow
Undated from 2006 #13:

Marvin Hamlisch has done which of the following?
: Youngest person enrolled at Juiliard
: First person to win 3 Oscars in one night
: Won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, Tony, Pulitzer
: Wrote the song "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"
Undated from 2006 #14:

How long ago was the Salton Sea formed?
: 100 years
: 8 million years
: 13 million years
: 27 million years
Undated from 2006 #15:

Which one of the following political parties did NOTonce existed in the USA?
: Anti-Masonic Party
: Liberal Republican Party
: Conservative Democratic Party
: Vegetarian Party
Undated from 2006 #16:

How many bachelors have been President?
: None
: 1
: 2
: 3
Undated from 2006 #17:

What is Madarosis?
: Fear of Angry People
: Fear of Voting
: Loss of Eyelashes
: Loss of Hair on a Dog
Undated from 2006 #18:

Recent reports say the oceans are being depleted of fish. How many fish species are there?
: 13,000
: 29,000
: 54,000
: 72,000
Undated from 2006 #19:

Which actor claims to have an ancestor who signed the Declaration of Independence?
: Kevin Federline
: Angelina Jolie
: Britney Spears
: Reese Witherspoon
Undated from 2006 #20:

According to a recent survey, what type of food do Americans eat most when they go out to eat?
: American
: Asian
: French
: Italian



















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Undated #1: What was actor Josh Duhamel's ("Vegas") choice as a career before he became an actor? --



C: Dentist




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Undated #2: One of the "100 Greatest TV Catch Phrases" is "We've got a really big show." Who is known for saying it? --



D: Ed Sullivan




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Undated #3: Which one of the following things is NOT true about Ed Asner? --



A: Yitzak Edward Asner was in 2 movies with Elvis and won a Comedy & Dramatic Emmy for playing Lou Grant.




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Undated #4: "Black Friday" is often thought to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Which day is really the busiest? --



C: Saturday before Christmas




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Undated #5: When did Thanksgiving become an official, annual, national holiday? --



C: President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be an annual holiday in 1863.




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Undated #6: How did LaDainian Tomlinson show his love for football as a child? --



B: He slept with a football




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Undated #7: How long did the longest officially recognized Monopoly marathon last? --



D: The longest Monopoly marathon lasted 1680 hours (70 days).




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Undated #8: When do most Americans start shopping for the holidays? --



B: 37% of Americans start shopping for the holidays in November.




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Undated #9: What was the first coin-operated video game in the US? --



B: Galaxy Game was released in 1971, but only had a limited distribution. Pong came out in 1972 and was the first "sucessful" coin-operated video game.




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Undated #10: What does the word "Tsunami" mean? --



B: Tsunami is Japanese for "Harbor Wave."




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Undated #11: How much chocolate does the average American consume in one year? --



D: 11.6 pounds




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Undated #12: Which of the following things is NOT true about the desert tortoise? --



B: Desert Tortoises do not get that big.




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Undated #13: Marvin Hamlisch has done which of the following? --



All of the above. Amazing, isn't it!




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Undated #14: How long ago was the Salton Sea formed? --



A: The Salton Sea was formed 100 years ago when floods caused irrigation levees to break.




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Undated #15: Which one of the following political parties did NOTonce existed in the USA? --



C: Conservative Democratic




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Undated #16: How many bachelors have been President? --



B: 1, James Buchanan was the only President to never marry.




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Undated #17: What is Madarosis? --



C: Loss of Eyelashes




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Undated #18: Recent reports say the oceans are being depleted of fish. How many fish species are there? --



B: 29,000




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Undated #19: Which actor claims to have an ancestor who signed the Declaration of Independence? --



D: Reese Witherspoon




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Undated #20: According to a recent survey, what type of food do Americans eat most when they go out to eat? --



D: Italian: 27% (Asian=25%, American=16%, French=12%)




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