2012: The Year In Trivia

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2012: The Year In Trivia

Say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 12 questions about the year's events in the Bay Area.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Madera bar at Rosewood Sand Hill was rumored to be a hotbed of:
    • A. 

      Bedbugs

    • B. 

      Cougars

    • C. 

      Hantavirus

    • D. 

      Underage girls

  • 2. 
    San Jose's Gunderson High was split over the basketball coach's decision to:
    • A. 

      Bench anyone who spoke Spanish during a game or practice

    • B. 

      Discontinue locker room prayers

    • C. 

      Require cheerleaders to wear leggings under their skirts

    • D. 

      Suspend the team's five best players

  • 3. 
    The Palo Alto product who became a sensation in February in Madison Square Garden is:
  • 4. 
     This young man from San Jose is:
    • A. 

      DeAndre Brackensick, "American Idol" contestant

    • B. 

      Blair Cutridge, who survived four days lost at Squaw Valley

    • C. 

      Teko Nisho, Olympic fencer

    • D. 

      Nolan Wiese, winner of the Facebook Hacker Challenge

  • 5. 
    The Transit of Venus is:
    • A. 

      An astronomical phenomenon visible in the Bay Area in June

    • B. 

      A 17th-century masterpiece stolen from Los Angeles' Getty Museum

    • C. 

      The top-selling "mommyporn" series

    • D. 

      Angelina Jolie's leg

  • 6. 
    A San Carlos woman lost her job teaching yoga at Facebook because she:
    • A. 

      Banned plastic water bottles

    • B. 

      Declined students' "friend" requests

    • C. 

      Glared at someone using a phone in class

    • D. 

      Named one position "Zuck the Weasel"

  • 7. 
    Kenny the Clown was stunned to learn that he had been using in his act:
    • A. 

      An iPad allegedly stolen from Steve Jobs' home

    • B. 

      A mutant rat that had been sold to him as a rabbit

    • C. 

      A priceless set of juggling balls once belonging to Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      A recording, made in his backyard, of a bird long thought extinct

  • 8. 
     This new San Jose building is:
    • A. 

      An airport parking structure

    • B. 

      A casino

    • C. 

      The county jail

    • D. 

      PayPal's headquarters

  • 9. 
    Marcy Keelin was arrested after what alleged incident in a Morgan Hill Safeway?
    • A. 

      She abandoned her daughter with a cart full of stolen groceries.

    • B. 

      She came in drunk and rolled soup cans down the aisle.

    • C. 

      She clobbered a fellow shopper with a bunch of bananas after he brought 19 items to the express line.

    • D. 

      She stashed a packet of heroin behind the frozen pizzas.

  • 10. 
    Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi's attorney said a brain tumor might account for her:
    • A. 

      Bid for Nadia Lockyer's former seat

    • B. 

      Shoplifting

    • C. 

      Slurred speech and inappropriate laughter

    • D. 

      Unexplained five-day absence

  • 11. 
    Seven days after a wrecked truck was towed from Highway 101 in South San Jose, police found:
    • A. 

      The driver, barely alive in the underbrush

    • B. 

      The driver's cat, hiding under the seat

    • C. 

      Seventy pounds of marijuana in the spare tire well

    • D. 

      A Vespa wedged in its undercarriage

  • 12. 
    Three people who visited Yosemite National Park in the summer died of:
    • A. 

      Bear attacks

    • B. 

      A disease transmitted by mice

    • C. 

      Heart attacks on the Upper Yosemite Falls trail

    • D. 

      Lightning strikes on Half Dome