Thursday, March 14, 2013

Answers to Life's Most Pressing Questions

Well, I didn't score all that well on either quiz, but I answered more questions correctly than Will did, so I'm pretty pleased with myself.  (I shouldn't be, but I am.  It's only a matter of time before Will's math skills, technological capabilities, and athletic skills surpass mine, so for the time being I'll hang on to and feel good about the two areas in which I still reign supreme: useless facts about the United States and the number of sit-ups completed in one minute.)  How'd you do?

Wisconsin 101

1. What is the Wisconsin:
  • State nickname? The Badger State
  • State motto? Forward
  • State flower? Wood Violet
  • State bird? Robin
  • State song? On Wisconsin
  • State tree? Sugar Maple
  • State mammal? Badger
  • State fish? Muskie 
  • State dance? Polka
  • State beverage? Milk
2. What are people who live in Wisconsin officially called? Wisconsinites

3. What are people who live in Wisconsin nicknamed? Cheeseheads

4. What are the names of Wisconsin's NFL, MLB, and NBA professional sports teams? Green Bay Packers (football), Milwaukee Brewers (baseball), Milwaukee Bucks (basketball) 

Bonus question (fill in the blank): Green Bay, Wisconsin is the toilet paper capitol of the world.

Texas 101

1. What is the Texas:
  • State nickname? The Lone Star State
  • State motto? Friendship
  • State flower? Bluebonnet
  • State bird? Mockingbird
  • State song? Texas, Our Texas
  • State tree? Pecan
  • State mammal? Longhorn and/or Armadillo
  • State fish? Guadalupe Bass
  • State dance? Square dance
  • State beverage? Beer
2. What are people who live in Texas officially called? Texans

3. Which soda was invented in Waco in 1885? Dr. Pepper

4. What are the names of Texas's NFL, MLB, and NBA professional sports teams? Houston Texans (NFL), Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Houston Astros (MLB), Texas Rangers (MLB), Houston Rockets (NBA), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

Bonus question: Texas is the only state to have the flags of six different nations fly over it.  These flags come from which six countries? Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, United States of America, Confederate States of America

Now that we all have a little more relatively useless knowledge about Wisconsin and Texas, what do you say we head on out to trivia night?  Who's with me?

1 comment:

  1. sometimes people in Wisconsin are called "Sconnies" too