Trivia Hunt Express IV: August 4, 2022


A quick note about the questions and how we go about them: when we write each question, we test it in a small group, re-write them, and try again. A different group does a test run 2-3 days before the hunt, and again, we revise. Even with all that, we sometimes don’t discover an additional answer or a possible wording issue. We certainly do our best, and our intent is never to trick you. We want you to get them right, but we also want them to be a challenge. With that said, there are sometimes questions where there were multiple accepted answers. If your team answered a question differently than shown below, please email us to explain it before we do the scoring on Monday.  Slight misspellings are accepted. Thank you!

Question 1

Find the NBA team that has had the most head coaches in its history. The person who served as a head coach for that team for the fewest games was also on the U.S. national basketball team at a Summer Olympics. That Olympic team featured a number of players who had won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award during their professional careers. What NBA team drafted the player who won that award most recently?

Discovery Path:  Detroit Pistons →  Terry Dischinger → 1960 Olympics → Jerry Lucas → Cincinnati Royals

Answer: Cincinnati Royals (Sacramento Kings)

Question 2

Who was the last man to win the U.S. Open in golf after improving his daily score in every round?

Clarifier: Tying the score from the previous round does not count as an improvement. 

Answer: Ben Hogan (1951)

Question 3

Of the three tennis players born in Canada who have won at least one women’s singles Grand Slam title during the Open Era, which player has been ranked the highest during her career?

Discovery Path:   Mary Pierce (#3), Emma Raducanu (#10), Bianca Andreescu (#4) Mary Pierce

Answer: Mary Pierce

Question 4

Find the list of the 2022 MotoGP circuits. Eliminate those that are located in a country that borders another country with a current MotoGP circuit. Next, find the rider who has won the most MotoGP championships and is from any of the remaining countries. This rider debuted in MotoGP at a circuit that has how many total curves in a single lap?

Clarifier: MotoGP championships only, 2002-present

Discovery Path:   Qatar, Argentina, U.S., U.K., Japan, Australia →  Casey StonerCircuito de Jerez13

Answer: 13 (The track also an auto racing configuration that has 15 curves, so we will likely be accepting 15 as well)

Question 5

Tony, Vernon, Carlos, and Lloyd are the first names of the baseball players who currently lead a single MLB franchise in career hits. Among the players who once played for that franchise, which player got inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the largest percentage of ballots?

Discovery Path:   Toronto Blue Jays →  Rickey Henderson

Answer: Rickey Henderson

Question 6

The real first name, minus one letter, of a boxer who defeated Manny Pacquiao spells out an English transcription of this word. This word stands for something that has various styles. One of those styles shares its name with a 1990 DOS shareware game. What web portal popularized this game in 2000, making it a part of its online Java games set?

Discovery Path:   Boonsai Sangsurat BonsaiLiterati → Yahoo!

Answer: Yahoo!

Question 7

In 2015, the Australian Government Department of Health conducted research on 17 natural therapies to determine their eligibility for private health insurance coverage. One of those therapies’ associations, established in 2001 and located in Miami, will hold an international conference in Las Vegas in October 2022. The inventor of this therapy was born in a European city where a men’s soccer team played in that country’s top flight in the 2021–22 season, while the women’s team was in the third tier. What was the women’s team’s goal difference in the regular season of that league in 2021–22?

Clarifier: Goal difference in a season is the difference between total goals scored and total goals allowed in that season.

Discovery Path:   Pilates Joseph Pilates → Mönchengladbach Borussia Mönchengladbach Regionalliga Women (2021/22) → +79

Answer: +79

Question 8

The official rules for a sport include the following:

A. The halftime target is the number of goals necessary to first reach at least half of the game total.

B. Substitutions are not permitted following a re-pull call.

C. After catching a pass, a player is required to come to a stop as quickly as possible and establish a pivot.

Where (city and country) was the world championship in this sport held when the mixed national team of the United States placed the lowest?

Discovery Path:  Ultimate → 2012 (4th) → Sakai, Japan

Answer: Sakai, Japan

Question 9

What fictional character is represented by these three images, as hinted by their content and placement?

Answer: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Question 10

The stadium mentioned in this video will host two NFL games in October 2022. Of the teams involved in those two games, which team has selected the most Notre Dame players in the NFL Draft in its franchise history?

Discovery Path:   Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Vikings (10), Saints (13), Giants (23), Packers (29)Green Bay Packers

Answer: Green Bay Packers