Couples Trivia — Reserved for February and Valentine’s Day. Enjoy.
1. How long after Mickey Mouse debuted did Minnie Mouse appear?
2. How long were Eva Braun and Adolph Hitler married?
3. What is unique about Great Britain’s field hockey team players, Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh?
4. Created by Sholom Aleichem, to whom were Motel, Perchik, and Fyedka married?
5. Which of Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky’s marriages did not end in divorce?
6. Which of these animals does not mate for life? Albatross, bald eagles, beavers, gray wolves, lobsters, prairie voles.
7. How old were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg when they were executed for espionage?
8. In the comic strip world, how are Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Flagston better known?
9. The NATO phonetic alphabet includes the names of which Shakespearean couple?
10. Which of these island countries is not in/adjacent to the Caribbean Sea? Antigua and Barbuda, Sao Tome and Principe, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
11. Cynthia, Linda, Maureen, Pattie were the first wives of which four men?
12. In Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” skit, for what team do Who, What, I Don’t Know, etc., play?
13. Of Henry VIII’s wives (3 Catherines, 2 Annes, and a Jane), which ones were alive when he died?
14. The Barbie doll debuted in 1959, and Ken was introduced in 1961. When did they marry?
15. True or false: Pierre and Marie Curie and their daughter and son-in-law, Frédéric Joliot and Irène Joliot-Curie, are the only married couples to receive Nobel Prizes.
16. Which minor characters in Hamlet are the titular protagonists of a 1966 play?
17. Which of these musicals was not written by Rodgers and Hammerstein? Flower Drum Song, The King and I, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, State Fair.
18. The Official World Golf Ranking system was introduced in 1986. Who was the first American to make the list?
19. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had 9 children and 42 grandchildren. How many of the grandchildren did Prince Albert live to see?
20. Which comic strip characters were name for a 16th century theologian and a 17th century philosopher?
© 2018 Rochelle Lefarth
And the answers are (click here):
1. At the same time. Minnie was in Plane Crazy and Steamboat Willie. 2. Approximately 39 hours 3. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, they became the first same-sex married couple to win Olympic gold medals. 4. Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava — Tevye’s daughters 5. Michael Todd died. 6. Lobsters 7. Julius 35, Ethel 37 8. Hi & Lois 9. Juliet and Romeo 10. Sao Tome and Principe 11. The Beatles – John, Paul, Ringo and George, respectively 12. The St. Louis Wolves 13. Anne of Cleves (#4) and Catherine Parr (#6) 14. They never have. 15. False. There have been five Nobel prize-awarded couples. 16. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Are Dead) 17. My Fair Lady was Lerner and Loewe. 18. Fred Couples, in 1992 19. Two 20. Calvin and Hobbes