With only about 3% of the American job force doing it, “active commuting” is getting to work by what means?
A: Walking or riding a bike B: Stealing a car or bus
C: Tunneling through the Earth D: Teleporting
In the acclaimed baseball movie “Field of Dreams,” the lead character hears a mysterious voice whisper all but which of the following statements?
A: “If you build it, he will come.” B: “Go the distance.”
C: “Ease his pain.” D: “OMG. He’s obviously using steroids.”
Tom has not seen “Field of Dreams,” but he knows “If you build it, he will come.”
Paul Simon might enjoy what Utah state park, that’s named after the brand of film National Geographic used to take color photos of it in 1948?
A: Boxer Springs B: Kodachrome Basin
C: Graceland Canyon D: Troubled Waters Recreational Area
What creature whose looks wouldn’t garner a lot of right-swipes on Animal Tinder is, luckily, capable of asexual (partner-free) reproduction?
A: Fox B: Panther
C: Komodo dragon D: Golden retriever
Which of these is a book buy Mike Tyson, and NOT one by Neil deGrasse Tyson?
A: Undisputed Truth B: Death By Black Hole
C: The Pluto Files D: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The canton, hoist and fly are all important aspects to consider when designing a what?
A: Flag B: Shoe
C: Treehouse D: Book cover
Which of these presidential Cabinet positions is the only one of the four that has ever been held by a woman?
A: Secretary of Labor B: Secretary of Defense
C: Secretary of Veterans Affairs D: Secretary of the Treasury
Tom was a chemistry major but has always wanted to work in film. He’ll use his winnings for film school (and be sure to watch “Field of Dreams”).
Like the VIN on your car, an IMEI number is a globally unique 15-digit number assigned to all what (which can be helpful if yours is lost or stolen)?
A: Diamonds B: Credit cards
C: Mobile devices D: Bicycles
Lady Jane Grey was Queen of England for the notoriously short period of how long?
A: Nine hours B: Nine days
C: Ninety-nine days D: Nine months
After the hard question about the U.S. Cabinet, this one is a godsend.
Which of these is a nonsense word that one of our writers made up, and NOT an actual synonym of the word “nonsense”?
A: Tommyrot B: Huffmuffle
C: Codswallop D: Flapdoodle
Featured in the names of such dishes as teriyaki, yakitori and yakisoba, what does the Japanese word “yaki” mean in English?
A: Sauce B: Savory
C: Chicken D: Grilled
50/50 leaves sauce and grilled.
Tom knows yakitori is grilled chicken, and soba is noodle. He goes for grilled.
Tom will be back on Wednesday.