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New England, here we come. Again.
Hey gang, I’m your host Brian Rollins and this is episode 182 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy trivia podcast. For this week’s show, we’re visiting Connecticut, the southernmost state in New England.
As we do every week, we’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. I ask, you get a timer, and then we see if you got it right. It’s like your own private game of Jeopardy without the worry of stage fright.
If you need rules on how to score each round or score cards, visit the show’s website, DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. We even have rules for playing with other people, so check it out.
And with all that said, let’s dive into the trivia.
The Dorky Round
2. What actress from Connecticut made a big impression with Billy Crystal and other diners in 1989's When Harry Met Sally?
4. What actor from New Haven won a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and a SAG award for his portrayal of John Adams in the 2008 miniseries?
6. Based in Connecticut, what 1972 novel (and later 1975 and 2004 films) tells the story of women being replaced by docile, submissive robots?
The Geeky Round
4. What actor won an Oscar for his role in 1955's Marty and is probably best known to younger audiences as the voice of Mermaid Man on Spongebob Squarepants?
The Nerdy Round
3. What actor, born in Stamford, CT in 1938, made his cinematic debut with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1975?
5. What actress from Connecticut has been nominated for eight Oscars, her first in 1982 and the most recent in 2020?
6. What actor, from Bridgeport, earned two spots on AFI's top 100 villains list with his portrayals of Max Cady and Rev. Harry Powell?
7. What actress got her first Oscar in 1934 for Morning Glory and her last in 1982 for On Golden Pond?
8. What photographer, born in Waterbury, took a now-famous photo of Yoko Ono and a nude John Lennon only a few hours before the latter's murder?
And we’re done with Connecticut questions. Here are a few bonus facts about Connecticut:
- The state is named after the river, not the other way around.
- Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to ride in an automobile. He did it while visiting Hartford.
- Connecticut is home to the first speed limit law. It was passed in 1901 and set the speed limit at a bracing 12 mph.
- The first telephone book was issued in 1878 and was made for New Haven. For you youngsters out there, a phone book was like your contacts app. But in paper form.
And that’s it. Nutmeggers, what did I miss about your state? Let me know at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. I love hearing your feedback.
We’ll be back here next week with a brand new episode. Here’s a hint:
What is the fourth largest state in the US?
Can you puzzle it out without looking at a map? And even then, it might not help you if you’re using an older projection map. Good luck.
This has been episode 182 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The theme music for this season has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening.
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