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This is it, gang, the last state. Hey everyone, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this is episode 212 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. Our final regular episode of Season Four is New Jersey Trivia. After this, all 50 states have been covered.
If you’re looking for another state, check out DorkyGeekyNerdy.com. They’re all there now.
Oh, and for those of you still paying attention, I’ll reveal the secret behind the order of these episodes this season after the show. So, stick around.
Let’s get started with…
The Dorky Round
- Hailing from Newark, what singer starred in The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife?
- Born in New Jersey, what NBA star played for six different teams and starred in a number of movies, including the title character in the comic book adaptation of Steel?
- From Glen Ridge, who recently got married at the age of 93 and was the second man to walk on the moon?
- Born in Hoboken in 1915, what singer had the nicknames Chairman of the Board and Ol’ Blue Eyes?
- Born in Jersey City, what television personality served five months in federal prison for insider trading in 2004?
- By population, what is the largest city in New Jersey?
- What state borders New Jersey to the North?
- Who holds the distinction of being the only person to hold two non-consecutive terms as President of the US?
Grover Cleveland. He was the 22nd and 24th President
- Kevin Smith made his directorial debut with what black and white comedy set in New Jersey?
- Born in Passaic, NJ, what actor starred in Clueless, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Ant-Man?
The Geeky Round
- Born to a prominent family in New Jersey, what Vice President killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804?
- What are the two tunnels that connect New Jersey to New York City?
The Holland and the Lincoln Tunnels
- What river divides New York and New Jersey on its eastern side?
The Hudson River
- What actress, from Summit, NJ, has been nominated for 21 Academy Awards as of 2023?
Meryl Streep. She’s won three times.
- What is the official nickname of New Jersey?
The Garden State
- What state has a water border with New Jersey to the South?
- Who played misanthropic dispatcher Louie De Palma in the TV series, Taxi?
- Born in New Brunswick, what actor has starred in Romancing the Stone, Basic Instinct, and The American President?
- What is the capital of New Jersey?
- Hailing from Neptune City, what actor won his first academy award starring in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest?
The Nerdy Round
- What famous painting is replicated on the back of the 1999 quarter honoring New Jersey?
Washington Crossing the Delaware.
- What river acts as the western border of New Jersey with Pennsylvania?
The Delaware River
- What singer and songwriter is usually backed up by the E Street Band?
- What 1998 movie, set in Ridgefield, starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore with a cameo by Billy Idol?
The Wedding Singer
- In what 1954 film does Marlon Brando deliver his famous, “I coulda been a contender” line?
On the Waterfront
- What university was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey?
- Who was known as the Wizard of Menlo Park?
Thomas Edison. It was in Menlo Park that he created the first commercially viable incandescent lightbulb.
- What bestselling author from New Jersey published his first story, The Hero, in 1971 in Galaxy Magazine?
George RR Martin. He’s done a few things since then.
- What 1989 movie has Morgan Freeman playing the principal of a crime-ridden high school in Paterson, NJ?
Lean On Me
- The boardgame, Monopoly, was originally based on the streets of what New Jersey city?
And that’s it for New Jersey Trivia. Need some more bonus facts?
- It’s the third state, having ratified the Constitution on December 18, 1787.
- In population, it ranks 11th, but 47th in size.
- As I mentioned last week, it’s the most densely populated state in the US.
I’ve never been, but my need for history will probably drag me there someday.
It was teased it earlier, but you’re owed an answer to how I ordered these episodes. A few people have reached out with their guesses and I think every one of them was correct. They’re in alphabetical order of their capital cities. It’s why the state’s capital was included as a question in every episode.
It wasn’t rocket science, but I wanted to do something other than general alphabetical order or their entry into the US. This felt random-ish. I also almost screwed up when my spreadsheet alphabetized Saint Paul by ST and not SA due to the abbreviation. You live and and you learn.
Next week will be the Season Four finale. It’ll be a mashup of all the states into one big episode. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday for that and some news about what to expect in Season Five.
This has been episode 212 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. The theme music is from Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
This podcast was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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