Cooler temps. Football. Elections. An Emmy for our own Carrie Preston.
And Monday Morning Trivia.
Who says you cant have it all?
1. The Wizard of Oz has returned in 3-D for a one-week engagement to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its release. Karl Slover, who was one of the last surviving actors from the 1939 classic, died in November 2011 in a nursing home in Dublin, where he had lived since 2005. What role did Slover play in the movie?
(A) Tin Man. (B) Munchkin. (C) Uncle Henry. (D) Toto.
2. Which of the following is NOT true about the town of Jeffersonville?
(A) It has the longest one-word name (14 letters) of any municipality in the state. (B) Ches McCartney, the famous Goat Man, is buried at the city cemetery. (C) It is located 6 miles east of the geographic center of the state. (D) It was named after George Jefferson of The Jeffersons.
3. Macons Little Richard recorded his first hit record, Tutti Frutti, 58 years ago this month in September 1955. Which of the following is NOT true about the song?
(A) It was voted No. 1 on Mojo magazines Top 100 Records That Changed the World. (B) It was included on the soundtrack to The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews. (C) Rolling Stone magazine once called awop-bop-aloo-mop-alop-bam-boom the most inspired rock lyric ever recorded. (D) It has been performed by everyone from Pat Boone to Queen, Elton John, Sting and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
4. Which is the actual nickname of a south Georgia high school football team?
(A) Coffee County Cups. (B) Vidalia Onion Rings. (C) Cairo Syrupmakers.(D) Bacon County Cheeseburgers.
5. Where did Macon natives Nancy Grace, of CNN, and Jeanetta Jones, of The Weather Channel, appear together in 2006?
(A) They were grand marshals of the Cherry Blossom Festival parade. (B) They were contestants on Dancing With the Stars. (C) They were celebrity ribbon-cutters at the grand opening of the new Home Depot. (D) They were spotted in line at the S&S Cafeteria in Bloomfield.
6. Monday marks the birthday of one of the states most colorful and controversial elected officials. Eugene Talmadge was born Sept. 23, 1884, on the family farm in Forsyth and spent most of his adult life in Telfair County. What slowed his gubernatorial campaign in 1942 and led to his defeat in the Democratic primary against Ellis Arnold, who went on to become the nations youngest governor at 35?
(A) Election officials neglected to count the early votes from the cemeteries. (B) He was bitten by a black widow spider. (C) He came down with food poisoning after eating at a catfish shack near Lumber City. (D) He forgot to spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express.
7. Which community in Crawford County has the same name as a popular brand of televisions from the past?
(A) Zenith. (B) Magnavox. (C) Philco. (D) Motorola.
8. Which of the following is NOT true about John Grinalds, a 1955 graduate of Macons Lanier High, who was president of The Citadel for eight years?
(A) After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1959, he became the first graduate in 150 years to be commissioned as a Marine. (B) He went on to study at Oxford University in England, where he was the first Marine to be named a Rhodes Scholar. (C) In 1962, he married Norwood Dennis, his childhood sweetheart from Macon. (D) He was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus rolling down Highway 41.
9. Sunday marked the 17th anniversary of the opening of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon. Sadly, the hall of fame closed in June 2012. The majority of the exhibits have been archived at which three institutions?
(A) The University of Georgia, Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia. (B) Mercer, Wesleyan and Middle Georgia State. (C) Tubman Museum, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Museum of Arts & Sciences.(D) Luther Williams Field, Westgate Mall and Alexander IV Elementary.
10. In which Middle Georgia lake community did Hall of Fame baseball player Mickey Mantle have a home before his death in 1995?
(A) Lake Blackshear.(B) Lake Sinclair.(C) Harbor Club at Lake Oconee. (D) Lake Tobesofkee.
ANSWERS: (1) B. (2) D. (3) B. (4) C. (5) A. (6) B. (7) A. (8) D. (9) A. (10) C.
REPORT CARD: (9-10) Landslide. (7-8) Winner without a runoff. (5-6) Too close to call. (3-4) Demand a recount. (0-2) The voters have spoken.
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