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Hey everyone, this is episode 177 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins, and this week, we’re visiting Colorful Colorado. Colorado has a varied climate, history, and geography. I should know as I live here now and I’ve spent most of my life here.
As always, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. If you need rules or score cards, visit the show’s website: DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
That’s enough chit-chat, let’s get started with the show.
The Dorky Round
6. Stephen King usually sticks to Maine for his books, but occasionally Colorado is his setting of choice, including what 1977 novel about the Torrence family and the Overlook Hotel?
7. What Quentin Tarantino movie was filmed near Telluride and featured the final film score of Ennio Morricone?
8. What military complex is located under Cheyenne Mountain and has been featured in WarGames as well as Stargate SG-1?
The Geeky Round
9. What 1984 movie featured Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Gray and the town of Calumet, CO?
The Nerdy Round
2. What National Park, located in Southwestern Colorado, is home to over 600 Native American cliff dwellings?
4. What actor was a silent film star, playing the title character in 1925 film, The Phantom of the Opera?
6. What astronaut from Colorado was the command module pilot for Apollo 13 and was elected to Congress?
7. What screenwriter, born in Montrose, CO, was blacklisted as a member of the Hollywood 10, but would later be given public credit for his work with Exodus and Spartacus?
And that’s it for Colorado Trivia. I hope you have fun. It’s really wonderful living here in Colorado. I graduated high school here, got married here, and both my kids were born here.
Here are some bonus facts about Colorado:
- In land mass, Colorado is the 8th largest state.
- Just like our neighbor to the north, Wyoming, Colorado is a rectangle.
- In terms of population, Colorado is 20th, but growing. It added one US Representative and an electoral college vote in the 2020 census.
- Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana. Technically Washington did it the same year, but Colorado’s law went into effect one hour before giving it a slight edge.
- The state was named after the river, not the other way around. The name means “colored red” in Spanish.
I could go on and on, so I’ll self-regulate and cut myself off. If you haven’t visited here, please consider doing so. If you’re the outdoorsy type, we’ve got literally everything you could imagine.
Before anyone asks, no I don’t host trivia games here, but if you know a venue that might like to host a live show of Dork Geeky Nerdy, let me know. Now that stuff is getting back to normal, the idea appeals to me.
We’ll be back again next week with another episode and another state. Here’s a clue to to whet your appetite.
What is the only US State to begin with two vowels?
That should be an easy one to puzzle out in the meantime. I’ll see you back here, next Wednesday.
This has been episode 177 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The music has been from Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your Colorado host, Brian Rollins. Come say hi to me TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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