It’s Monday Morning Trivia, not to be confused with Monday March Madness.
There’s a lot of ground to cover today, from hoops to St. Patrick’s Day. We will throw in a few books, dairy products and wild animals, too.
(Here’s a heads up. Next week’s trivia column will be about the Cherry Blossom Festival. And it’s never too early to cram for the exam.)
1. In keeping with the city’s tradition, the Dublin High football team is nicknamed the “Fighting Irish.” What is the name of the school’s football stadium?
(A) Leprechaun Stadium. (B) Four-Leaf Clover Field. (C) St. Patty’s Gridiron. (D) Shamrock Bowl.
2. Speaking of green, this month marks the 40th anniversary of Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful. In March 1974, Macon was selected by Keep America Beautiful, along with Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., as a national test site for what kind of program?
(A) Fluoridation. (B) Glass recycling. (C) Litter reduction. (D) Dumpster diving.
3. The last time Mercer men’s basketball team made the NCAA tournament was in 1985, when they lost to Georgia Tech in the first round. Who was Mercer’s coach that year?
(A) Bill Bibb. (B.) Bill Macon-Bibb. (C) Billy Bob Thornton. (D) Meadowlark Lemon.
4. A number of Macon’s downtown streets are named after trees. Which of the following is NOT a downtown street?
(A) Magnolia Street. (B) Elm Street. (C) Hemlock Street. (D) Chinaberry Avenue.
5. Although Putnam County has long been known as the “Dairy Capital of Georgia,” which county produces more milk than any in the state?
(A) Coffee County. (B) Bacon County. (C) Macon County. (D) Chatham County.
6. In Ferrol Sams’ book, “The Whisper of the River,” his main character, Porter “Sambo” Osborne Jr., enrolls at a Baptist College. Sams, who graduated from Mercer in 1942, referred to the college by what name in the novel?
(A) Willingham University. (B) Coleman Avenue Business College. (C) Tattnall Square Tech. (D) Huguenin Heights Trade School.
7. Warner Robins native Bobbie Eakes, who was Miss Georgia in 1982, is best known for her roles in which two soap operas?
(A) “One Life To Live” and “As the World Turns.” (B) “All My Children” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” (C) “The Young and the Restless” and “Guiding Light.” (D) “General Hospital” and “The Edge of Night.”
8. Wesleyan College recently dedicated its new chapel, named for George Foster Pierce. Which of the following is NOT true about Pierce?
(A) He was a Methodist bishop. (B) He was the college’s first president. (C) He planted what have been recognized as the oldest trees in Macon, the live oaks at the corner of Vineville Avenue and Calloway Drive. (D) He hosted a TV game show called “The Pierce Is Right.”
9. Which legendary Telegraph writer’s mother was author/humorist Lewis Grizzard’s second-grade teacher in tiny Moreland, Ga.?
(A) Harley Bowers. (B) Joe Parham. (C) Bill Boyd. (D) Clara Eschmann.
10. The city of Fitzgerald held its annual festival this past weekend in honor of which creatures that roam the streets in the downtown neighborhoods?
(A) Hound dogs. (B) Wild chickens. (C) Wild hogs. (D) Domesticated elephants.
ANSWERS: (1) D. (2) C. (3) A. (4) D. (5) C. (6) A. (7) B. (8) D. (9) A. (10) B.
REPORT CARD: (9-10) Winning bracket. (7-8) Swish. (5-6) Baby hook shot. (3-4) Charity stripe. (0-2) Air ball.
Reach Gris at 744-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.