#58 – Have You Ever Been to “Discount City”?

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Round One

 

Our game begins with a People Trivia question about a deceased comedian who is referred to by many as the “Dean of Counterculture Comedians.” Speaking of famous comedians, can you guess which comedic actor was originally considered for the role of Buddy in the movie Elf before Will Ferrell was cast?

 

Next, a Words question challenges the Team to name the two words that Merriam-Webster named as Word of the Year for 2020 and 2021. If you have an affinity for words, be sure to check out episode #39 of the podcast next for a theme round that will be right up your alley.

 

The first round wraps up with a Places Trivia question about the name of Alaska’s highest mountain, which was officially changed by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in 2015. Spoiler alert: click here to learn more about the amazing wildlife and land features Alaska has to offer.

 

Bonus Question

 

Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Places question from the first round. The Team is asked to guess in which year Hudson Stuck, Walter Harper, Harry Karstens, and Robert Tatum became the first to reach the south summit of the mountain in question. They have some solid reference points when forming their guess, but will they be close enough for a point? Listen in to find out!

Round Two

 

Who’s ready for a shopping spree? In today’s theme round, we’re in the market for Retail Trivia!

 

The second round begins with a Companies Trivia question about the retail company that first opened in 1962 and originally had the term “Discount City” attached to its name. Spoiler alert: As of 2022, this company ranked as the 14th largest in the world based on market capitalization.

 

Next, a Holidays question asks the Team to name the shopping holiday that was created in 2010 by a partnership that included the Mayor of Boston, American Express, and several historical preservation groups. For more holiday Trivia, click here to learn about the origins of Hanukkah.

 

Round Two concludes with a States Trivia question about the location of the country’s oldest climate-controlled shopping mall. Check out episode #2 of the podcast for more Trivia about famous firsts!

 

Final Question

 

We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Geography. It’s time to put your knowledge of US States to the test!

 

The Trivia Team is given several groupings of three US states and asked to determine which is the largest by land area in each group of three. The players are very familiar with several of the states on the list, but will that be enough to lead them to victory? Listen in to see whether you can help the Team pick the correct answers!