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This is getting fun (and so educational).  Let's try some MORE of the questions from the new Trivia Book.


1.  What CB channel is reserved for police and emergency use only?

a. channel 3
b. channel 9
c. channel 13
d. channel 19

2.  This 1977 film was full of beer, car chases, and CB talk, and was even nominated for an Oscar.  Okay, it was only for editing but still....Name it.

a. Smokey & the Bandit
b. Duel
c. Convoy
d. Cannonball Run

3.  Many 10-codes became popular lingo, such as "10-4" (message received) and "10-10" (standing by).  What does the code "10-20" represent?

a. busy
b. out of service
c. a location
d. repeat message

4. How many channels did CB radios originally offer when they first became a national fad in the mid-70s?

a. 9
b. 19
c. 23
d. 33

5. Claude Akins and Frank Converse starred in what mid-70s TV show about truckers, a hit in the midst of the CB craze?

a. CHiPs
b. Keep On Truckin'
c. B.J. and the Bear
d. Movin' On


6. The Iron hostages were released in January 1981 after 444 days of captivity; what was their first stop on the way home?

a. Karachi
b. Addis Ababa
c. Istanbul

7.  MTV made its debut in August 1981; which of the following was NOT one of the original VJs?

a. Mark Goodman
b. Rosie O'Donnell
c. Alllan Hunter
d. Nina Blackwood

8. Mehmat Ali Agca was accused of shooting whom in 1981?

a. Pope John Paul II
b. Francois Mitterand
c. Ronald Regan
d. Anwar Sadat

9. On July 29, 1981, a nervous Lady Diana Spencer mistakenly mangled the order of Prince Charles's names and ended taking whom as her lawful husband?

a. Arthur
b. George
c. Philip
d. William

10.  What single, the biggest hit of 1981 (and the decade), was #1 throughout the holiday season, from Thanksgiving until after the next New Year's Day?

a. The Tide Is High
b. Bette Davis Eyes
c. Endless Love


11.  What breed of cat is tailless?

a. Scottish fold
b. Manx
c. Cornish rex
d. Maine coon

12. What was the name of the jungle cat that growled on cue in those classic Mercury Cougar commercials?

a. Chauncey
b. Morris
c. Christopher
d. Charlie

13.  Legendary ballpark Tiger Stadium was located on a Detroit street named for what American League star?

a. Denny McLain
b. Ty Cobb
c. Mickey Lolich
d. Al Kaline

14. Which continent is NOT home to at least one extant species of cat?

a. South America
b. Antarctica
c. Africa
d. Australia

15. What sultry actress portrayed the title character in the 1965 big-screen Western Cat Ballou?

a. Nancy Sinatra
b. Mia Farrow
c. Jane Fonda
d. Marlo Thomas

"Convoy" is a 1975 novelty song performed by C. W. McCall (pseudonym of Bill Fries) that became a number-one song on both the country and pop charts in the U.S. Written by McCall and Chip Davis, the song spent six weeks at number one on the country charts and one week at number one on the pop charts. The song went to number one inCanada as well, hitting the top of the RPM Top Singles Chart on January 24, 1976.  "Convoy" further peaked at number two in the UK. The song capitalized on the fad for citizens band (CB) radio. The song was the inspiration for the 1978 Sam Peckinpah film Convoy. The song can be heard on the Rebel Radio station in the 2013 game, Grand Theft Auto V.


16. Murray Langston was better known to the public as:

a. the Unicorn Killer
b. the Unknown Comic
c. the Unabomber
the Unknown Soldier

17. What Undersecretary of the United Nations became the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

a. Andrew Young
b. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
c. Thurgood Marshall
Ralph Bunche

18. Which of the following films starred Bruce Willis?

a. Unforgiven
b. The Untouchables
c. Unbreakable
Unfaithfully Yours

19. The UPC is the bar code appearing on most consumer products.  For what do the letters UPC stand?

a. Unscanned Purchase Code
b. Union Packaging Code
c. Universal Product Code
d. Unsold Premium Code

20. What Czech author penned the 1984 novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being?

a. Milan Kundera
b. Josef Hana
c. Vaclav Havel
d. Jan Neruda



21.  Neptune, the Roman god of water, was known by what name in Greek mythology?

a. Possidon
b. Artemis
c. Ulysses

22.  What U.S. state is the home of General Motors' original Saturn automobile plant?

a. Kentucky
b. Michigan
c. Tennessee

23. The Jupiter II spacecraft was featured in what TV series?

a. Star Trek: Enterprise
b. Lost in Space
c. Battlestar Galactica
Space: 1999

24. Mickey Mouse's faithful dog Pluto was originally known by what name?

a. Fido
b. Buster
c. Spot
d. Rover

25. What British rock-and-roll legend recorded a 1975 album titled Venus and Mars?

a. Elton John
b. Paul McCartney
c. David Bowie
d. Eric Clapton


26. Ham was one of the sons of what Biblical patriarch?

a. Moses
b. Adam
c. Noah

27. The cover of what colorful band's 1977 album Animals depicts a large, inflatable pig flying over London's Battersea Power Station?

a. Pink Floyd
b. Deep Purple
c. Black Sabbath
d. The Moody Blues

28. Francis Bacon was knighted in 1603 for his proposals related to the unification of England and which other nation?

a. Ireland
b. Holland
c. Scotland

29. Because it was the center of the salt pork industry in 19th-century America, what Midwestern city garnered the nichname Porkapolis?

a. Cincinnati
b. Des Moines
c. Rockford
Kansas City

30. In what television show did a gentleman with the last name Hogg own an establishment called the Boar's Nest?

a. The Beverly Hillbillies
b. Green Acres
c. The Dukes of Hazzard
d. The Andy Griffith Show