read more and you win trivia night
My friends and I are sometimes sporadic with our trivia nights, but when we do get together, I always have a good time. I have an even better time when I know the answers and can contribute to the overall team score. It’s true that I know a lot of random things, and that’s one of the best things about team pub trivia — everyone can contribute to some of the categories.
A few weeks ago we went out for my friend Ashley’s birthday, and we went to a bar we used to frequent but took a break from. It was nice to be back. It’s a cosy, warm bar with good happy hour specials, even though it just had a name change. Trivia started at 8 and by then we’d already devoured way too much candy to be healthy (on account of the birthday).
The final category was on assassinations, of which I know very little. I mean, obviously I know about the big ones — Abraham Lincoln, JFK, John Lennon, Martin Luther King, Jr. — and the whole “three names” thing too. (You know, that a lot of assassins have got three names.) But the more obscure ones?
Well, it was a pretty good thing that I had just read Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation, because one of the questions dealt directly with one of the assassinations she outlined. And it was only because I had just read the book that I got it right.
How many more months did President Garfield live after being shot?
Any ideas? Guess in the comments.