.Trivia Cafe: Marin’s DNA Movie Moment


1 Scenes from what 1997 film starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman were filmed at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael?

2 What fruit is named for the city in Morocco from which it was originally exported?

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music in the park san jose

3 What company in 2006 purchased the new, increasingly popular video-sharing platform called “YouTube” for an eye-popping (at that time) $1.65 billion?

4 Can you name four popular sports whose names begin with “W”?

5 True or False: Africa is so large that China, Europe and the U.S.A. could all fit within it.

6 Which one of these people never won the Nobel Peace Prize: Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King or Yassir Arafat?

7 Robert Redford won the Academy Award for the first feature film he ever directed. What 1980 family drama was this? Identify the three stars shown here.

8 A person 2 kilometers out at sea rows a boat northward towards the shore at 5 km per hour, then after one minute of arrival, takes a waiting taxi 5 km east at 20 km per hour. How many minutes will this trip take?

9 Identify three Spanish-speaking nations beginning with “P.”

10 Dead auto batteries are often thrown in junk piles, where scavengers take them, looking to reuse what material?

BONUS QUESTION: Add one letter to the name of the most popular music group of all time (without rearranging letters), and you get what adjective that no pop music group would ever want to be?

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1 Gattaca

2 Tangerine, exported from Tangiers

3 Google. (Today YouTube is worth over $300 billion.)

4 Wrestling, Waterpolo, Windsurfing, Weightlifting … what else?

5 True

6 Gandhi

7 Ordinary People, starring Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton and Donald Sutherland

8 Time = distance divided by rate. So 2/5 of an hour + 5/20 of an hour = 24 min + 15 min + 1 min taxi = 40 minutes

9 Panama, Paraguay, Peru

10 The lead. It’s valuable but poisonous.

BONUS ANSWER: Beatles >>  Beatless

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