National Trivia Day

Wow! A whole day dedicated to me. Those of you who know me know I love trivia (Corey Two Fingers Gaiden aka The Analytical Ninja calls me Fact Boy, but I am sure he does it out of love). So when I found out that today was National Trivia Day I was thrilled. But a sick baby, a cautious wife, a trip to the doctor, and a Lifeway deadline have kept me from sitting down and adding my own little bits of trivia to this day.

So I am sorry that for most of you this will be a day late, but here are some questions for you. Please email me with your answers. I will choose randomly from all correct responses and come up with some sort of prize for the winner.


1) On the NBC show friends what was the name of Ross’ first wife, the name of his first wife’s first wife, and the name of all of Ross’ subsequent wives?

2) What is the Pythagorean Theorem?

3) Who painted the famous picture "Starry Night"?

4) What was the name of the prophet who delivered the Lord’s message to David about his affair with Bathsheba?

6) What is the name of Joy’s husband on "My Name is Earl" and What does Earl call him?

7) What is is the process by which a cell separates its duplicated genome into two identical halves called?

8) Although many people know the song from the version recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience who wrote and originally performed the song "All Along the Watchtower"?

9) Who do most scholars agree to be the author of the book of Ephesians?

10) What is the name of the first female speaker of the house?

11) Who’s prayer was God answering when He made the sun move back one hour?

12) List at least 2 reasons why I have a cool job (these must be quotes from me, not your own interpretations)

13) In Bonnie Tyler’s song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" what line immediately follows "I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark. We’re…"

14) Which prophet from the Bible had a vision of a woman in a measuring basket?

15) Name 3 woman included in the lineage of Jesus.

16) Which prophet’s vision inspired the popular song that goes in part "the foot bone connected to the leg bone, the leg bone connected to the foot knee bone"

17) What was the first miracle of Jesus recorded in the book of John?

18) In Genesis Isaac has a run in with some herdsmen around Gerar about some wells. List the names that Isaac gives to at least 2 of these wells.

19) Do you know the punch line to this old joke? "What type of car did the apostles drive? and how do we know it?"

20) How many of each animal did Noah take on the ark? 


10 thoughts on “National Trivia Day

  1. -B says:

    Isn’t 20) supposed to be Moses? Are you making a trick question out of a trick question?

  2. Allie H says:

    Come on B and Andy no entertainment in comments today. This is a good one. You wise men need to make me smile today. :(

  3. The Average Youth Minister says:

    No trick questions, well, not in that old joke sense of a trick question anyway,

    and Allie stop encouraging them.

  4. Allie H says:

    Come on Shane – you know it makes you smile!:)

  5. Wookie says:

    Where’s question 5?

  6. The Average Youth Minister says:

    shhhhhhh ;)

  7. The Average Youth Minister says:

    I am still looking for someone who can get all of the questions correct. Any takers?

  8. Andy Crouch says:

    As for the answers, check your e-mail. As for Allie H – Allie, you are SO right. There’s way too much fodder here for any one single comment, so I’ll just say this – we now know that no only can Shane not spell or edit, but also can’t count. And yet, we still love him and keep coming back to see what’s going on with him! Shane, someday soon a few of us that knew you way back when are going to have to provide your loyal readers with some entertaining stories and maybe even a picture or two. Anyone out there care to see something like that? ;-)

  9. Allie H says:

    Andy you are brillant. That would be so awesome. I am sure Shane would like to travel down memory lane. You guys are so great. Loving this blog! Good Times! Good Times!

  10. The Average Youth Minister says:

    I made a new thread in The Areopagus for "Shane Stories"

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