BACKYARD TRIVIA

HOW TO PLAY

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RULES

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ROUND ONE: GEN Z SUBCULTURES (excerpt from BYT: ZOOMERS)

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Categories:

Dark Academia - VSCO Girls - Cottagecore - Sportsball  - Naruto

Point Values:

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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Q1 R1

Founded in 1636, what is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States?

HINT: It is regarded as one of the most prestigious schools in the world.

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Q2 R1

in 2015 a viral video by marine biologist Christine Figgener prompted many companies to ban what single-use plastic item?

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Q3 R1

Of the following three vegetables, which vegetable does almanac.com tell you is “Very sensitive to frost,” and, “it requires a long growing period of frost-free weather.” Is it Garlic, Sweet Corn, or Beets?

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Q4 R1

According to The Score, in their article, “Like it or not, Gen Z's decisions are already changing the sports landscape,” of the five Gen Zers asked, how many of them said they "don't look for sports news anywhere."?

You’ll subtract one point each number you are off by.

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Q5 R1

If Naruto is leaning forward with his arms stretched out behind his back, what is he mostly likely doing?

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ROUND ONE ANSWERS

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A1 R1: HARVARD

BACKYARD TRIVIA BONUS (5 points): Known as “the statue of three lies,” a statue of John Harvard is often rubbed for good luck by students and tourists. What piece of clothing on the statue do they rub?

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A2 R1: PLASTIC STRAWS

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A3 R1: SWEET CORN

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A4 R1: TWO

Subtract one point for each number you are off by. Example: If you assigned 3 to this question and guessed ONE, you would earn 2 points.

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A5 R1: RUNNING

BACKYARD TRIVIA BONUS (5 points): On June 27, 2019, Matty Roberts published a post on Facebook asking people to meet at a certain location to “coordinate our entry. If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets.” What was the location Matty Roberts wanted people to meet at? 

HINT: He concluded the post with “Let's see them aliens."

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ROUND ONE BONUS ANSWERS

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A1 R1 BONUS (5): LEFT SHOE

The statue's inscription reads, “John Harvard. Founder. 1638.” The statue is not actually a depiction of John Harvard. He was not the founder of the university. And Harvard was founded in 1636, not 1638.

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A5 R1 BONUS (5): AREA 51

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ROUND TWO: POTPOURRI (SECRET THEME) (excerpt from BYT: ZOOMERS)

The questions in this round may seem random, but the answers (and/or homonyms of the answers) are somehow related via a secret theme.

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Hot Drinks - Measures of Time - Domesticated Animals - PEMDAS - Literary Terms

[2,3,4,5,6]

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Q1 R2

What method of brewing coffee is defined as letting gravity slowly pull boiling water through finely ground coffee?

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Q2 R2

One eon is the largest geochronologic division of time. What is the second largest geochronologic division of time?

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Q3 R2

The Boerbok and the African Pygmy are breeds at opposite ends of the size spectrum for which Bovidae? They were first domesticated by people in present day Iran, and are considered to be one of the oldest domesticated animals.

HINT: They are fun to do yoga with.

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Q4 R2

Solve the following equation:

32 - 2 x (27 - 52 + 4 / 2) + 7

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Q5 R2

What media company, which started as a 2-hour programming block on USA Network in 1980, launched a streaming service in September of 2019? It is the streaming home of all programming produced by Tyler Perry, as well as original programming produced by Will Packer and Tracy Oliver.

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ROUND TWO ANSWERS

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SECRET THEME: POPULAR GEN Z SLANG

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A1 R2: DRIP

Drip can be defined as a cool, sexy or trendy sense of style. If someone asks you to do a “drip check,” they are complimenting your look and want you to show off your outfit.

Example sentence: “Hey! You have some serious drip. Drip check!”

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A2 R2: ERA

Term used to label a person's current interests or priorities.

Example sentence: "I've been working out a lot these days, I'm in my fitness era."

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A3 R2: GOAT

Acronym for Greatest Of All Time, but generally used to imply someone is very good at something.

Example sentence: "I think Sue Bird was a very good basketball player. She is a GOAT."

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A4 R2: EIGHT (ate)

If somebody “ate,” they succeeded or performed well at something.

Example sentence: “Did you see the drip she wore last night? She ate that outfit and left no crumbs.”

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A5 R2: B.E.T. (bet)

The word “bet” can be used as an affirmative exclamation, similar to indeed, you bet, or I concur.

Example: "Do you want to check out that new taco place tonight?" "Bet."

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ROUND THREE: BASKETBALL RIDDLES (excerpt from BYT: TREVOR TURNS 35)

Each question will actually be two questions/clues. The answers to those clues will combine to make a phrase or term associated with the game of basketball. 

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EXAMPLE

The name that the California Maritime Academy gave its first training ship.

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The name of the gang from the book/movie that, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently adapting into a stage musical.

EXAMPLE ANSWER

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

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Movies & Clothing - Drawings & Animals - Inequitable Practices & Pesticides - Symbols & Health - Science & Literature

[3,4,5,6,7]

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Q1 R3

The 2023 film directed by Ben Aflek.

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A type of gown typically worn with opera-length gloves.

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Q2 R3

A type of drawing that shows how something is constructed or functions.

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Birds, especially those that are hunted.

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Q3 R3

The line item that many restaurants and bars have done away with because it is widely considered an inequitable way to compensate workers.

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A bug spray.

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Q4 R3

A geometric figure that becomes a saltire when it's turned 45 degrees. Saint Andrews would know this one.

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The thing that the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids should not look at for more than 2 hours per day.

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Q5 R3

The amount of energy transferred or converted per unit time.

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The part in a book with Roman numerals as page numbers.

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ROUND THREE ANSWERS

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A1 R3: AIR BALL

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A2 R3: TECHNICAL FOUL

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A3 R3: TIP OFF

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A4 R3: CROSS SCREEN

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A5 R3: POWER FORWARD

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ROUND FOUR: CATEGORIES (excerpt from BYT: VISIT SEATTLE)

[1 point for each correct answer]

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Q1 R4

Other than Mount Rainier and Sleepless in Seattle, name any 6 of the 24 other things Seattle is famous for, according to the SeattleTravel.com article, "26 Famous Things Seattle is Known For: From Mount Rainier to Sleepless in Seattle."

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Q2 R4

Name any six of the 33 movies and TV shows credited to Bruce Lee on his IMDB page.

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Q3 R4

Name any six of the ten Emmy categories that Bill Nye the Science was either nominated for (36) or won (19).

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Q4 R4

Name any six of the bands/artists featured on the Spotify playlist “Riot Grrrl: The defining songs of the riot grrrl era, and the artists keeping their spirit alive.”

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Q5 R4

Name any six Seattle neighborhoods found on the Seattle Ork Poster.

HINT: Ork Posters are those posters sold in souvenir shops that feature a map of a city with the names of its neighborhoods.

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ROUND FOUR ANSWERS

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A1 R4: 26 Famous Things Seattle is Known For: From Mount Rainier to Sleepless in Seattle.

Alki Beach

Amazing Hikes

Amazon and its Spheres

Beautiful Islands

Coffee Shops

Cruises to Alaska

Ferries

Glassblowing Studios

Grunge Rock and its Iconic Music Venues

Hot Tub Boats

Its Rainy Weather

Lake Union and its Ice Cream Boat Tours

Loud Stadiums (Seahawks and Huskies)

Mount Rainer

National Parks

Pike Place Market

Restaurants with a View

Seattle Dogs

Sleepless in Seattle

The 1962 World’s Fair

The Fremont Troll

The Gum Wall

The Seattle Great Wheel

The Space Needle

Washington Wines

Whale Watching Tours

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A2 R4: Movies and TV shows credited to Bruce Lee on his IMDB page.

Ai Shang ji

Ai xia ji

Batman

Blondie

Ci mu lei

Enter the Dragon

Er nu zhai

Fist of Fury

Fu gui fu yun

Fu zhi guo

Game of Death

Golden Gate Girl

Gu er xing

Gu xing xue lei

Here Come the Brides

Ironside

Longstreet

Marlowe

Meng li xi shi

Qian wan ren jia

Ren zhi chu

The Big Boss

The Birth of Mankind

The Green Hornet

The Guiding Light

The Milton Berle Show

The Orphan

The Way of the Dragon

Thunderstorm

Wei lou chun xiao

Xi lu xiang

Zao zhi dang cu wo bu jia

Zha dian na fu

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A3 R4: Emmy categories that Bill Nye the Science was either nominated for (36) or won (19).

Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Children's Series

Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Single Camera Photography

Outstanding Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series

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A4 R4: Bands/artists featured on the Spotify playlist “Riot Grrrl: The defining songs of the riot grrrl era, and the artists keeping their spirit alive.”

All Girl Summer Fun Band

Au Pairs

Babes in Toyland

Be Your Own Pet

Belly

Big Joanie

Bikini Kill

Blowout

Bratmobile

Cable Ties

Chicks On Speed

Chloe Le Fay

Delta 5

Destroy Boys

Dolly Mixture

Drahla

Dream Nails

Dream Wife

Fastbacks

Fuzzbox

Gauche

Girl Friday

Girls At Our Best!

Gossip

Hole

illuminati hotties

Jack Off Jill

Kitten Forever

L7

Lady Pills

Le Tigre

Look Blue Go Purple

Lunachicks

Mannequin Pussy

Mere Women

Mocket

Olivia Rodrigo

Palehound

Pinkshift

Potty Mouth

Priests

Romeo Void

Sextile, Sienna

ShitKid

Skating Polly

Sleater-Kinney

Sleep Good

Sloppy Jane

Slutever

Softcult

Sorry Mom

Tacocat

The Donnas

The Gits

The Julie Ruin

The Linda Lindas

The Oozes

The Regrettes

The Tuts

THICK

Thre Breeders

Throwing Muses

Tiger Trap

Veruca Salt

Voodoo Queens

Wednesday

White Lung

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A5 R4: Seattle neighborhoods found on the Seattle Ork Poster.

Alki

Arbor Heights

Ballard

Beacon Hill

Belltown

Bitterlake

Blueridge

Brighton

Broadview

Bryant

Capitol Hill

Central District

Columbia City

Delridge

Denny Triangle

Downtown

Eastlake

Fauntleroy

First Hill

Fremont

Genessee

Georgetown

Green Lake

Greenwood

Haller Lake

Harbor Island

Highland Park

Hillman City

Industrial District

Interbay

International District

Lake City

Laurelhurst

Leschi

Licton Springs

Madison Park

Madison Valley

Madrona

Magnolia

Mapleleaf

Montlake

Mount Baker

North Beach

Northgate

Phinney Ridge

Pioneer Square

Portage Bay

Queen Anne (Lower)

Queen Anne (Upper)

Rainier Beach

Ravena

Roosevelt

Sand Point

Seward Park

SODO

South Lake Union

South Beacon Hill

South Park

University District

View Ridge

Wallingford

Wedgwood

West Seattle

Westlake

Westwood

Windermere

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