Oak Lawn, Ill.
SeriousEats.com says if you want to make hard-boiled eggs that are easy to peel, after cooking, you should give them a good shock. How?
A: Hook them up to your car’s jumper cables B: Tell them they were adopted
C: Put them in ice water for 15 minutes D: Strip down to just your oven mitts
With many of them based in Washington, D.C., a group of people organized to study and provide advice on a policy issue is commonly called a what?
A: Gas tank B: Think tank
C: Dunk tank D: Septic tank
With an ocean shoreline about ten miles long, the name of which of these cities translates to “sheltered harbor” or “protected bay”?
A: Honolulu B: Phoenix
C: Indianapolis D: Oklahoma City
In their biography titled “Outrageous!”, what famous athlete quips, “I don’t hate anyone, at least not for more than 48 minutes, barring overtime”?
A: Tiger Woods B: Charles Barkley
C: Mike Tyson D: Venus Williams
Which of these animals is the only one that’s extant?
A: Pterodactyl B: Giant panda
C: Woolly mammoth D: Dodo
If you’re wearing a bracelet that’s made of 50% pure gold, how many karats is it?
A: 7 karats B: 9 karats
C: 12 karats D: 16 karats
Running for a combined 25 seasons, which pair of hit TV shows premiered within days of each other in September 1994?
A: The Simpsons and The X-Files B: Friends and ER
C: Seinfeld and The West Wing D: Frasier and Law & Order
Katie knows Friends started in 1994.
The Flam Paradiddle, Triple Ratamacue and Drag Ruff are three of the forty rudiments — or building blocks — you’ll need to master in order to become a what?
A: Drummer B: Ping-pong champion
C: Professional wrestler D: Magician
That’s where Katie was leaning.
James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson — the namesakes of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson — were of what relation to each other?
A: Cousins B: Father and son
C: Brothers D: No relation
In a scene from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” Indy and friends are served all but which of these unusual dishes?
A: Tongue salad B: Chilled monkey brains
C: Eyeball soup D: Snake surprise
In 1933, when Eleanor Roosevelt became the first First Lady to hold a press conference, she insisted that all the reporters attending be what?
A: Democrats B: From the Washington Post
C: Female D: Teetotalers
Katie says female is a logical choice, but there weren’t a lot of female reporters in 1933. She doesn’t remember what teetotalers are. She walks away.
Katie wins $30,000.