June Trivia Results: Week 2

June Trivia Results: Week 2

We have a winner in Week 2 of June Trivia, Sandesh K. from Chicago. Congratulations Sandesh!  A total of 54 people answered all five questions correctly and we randomly chose a winner from that group. Thanks to everyone for entering last week and look for a new group of questions every Tuesday.

Below are the answers from Week 2 Trivia. For Week 1 Trivia results, click here.

Who was featured on OneRepublic’s first hit single, “Apologize” (2007)?
  • Timbaland
  • John Legend
  • Jamie Foxx
  • will.i.am

“Apologize” once held the title for most North America radio airplay in history for a pop song with 10,394 plays in one week, at the height of its popularity in late 2007.  This version of the song is actually a remix produced by Timbaland, as it also appeared on his album Shock Value (2007).  It was their first hit and established lead vocalist Ryan Tedder.  OneRepublic plays at Ravinia June 18 and 19. Buy OneRepublic Tickets here.

The Last Ship,  the new musical slated to start at the Bank of America Theatre on June 10, features the music by which pop artist?
  • Barry Gibb
  • Sting
  • Elton John
  • Jon Bon Jovi

After a decade of writer’s block, Sting has reinvented himself and is writing again, just not the pop songs of his younger years. The Last Ship is an album (released September 2013)  that is the soundtrack to a play he conceived and co-wrote.  Tapping into his roots as a child growing up under the shadow of shipyards in Wallsend, England, the play is about a post-industrial community and all the baggage from Sting’s own unhappy childhood. Buy The Last Ship tickets here

How many stitches does a baseball have?
  • 108
  • 96
  • 72
  • 54

All baseballs are created equal.  Every baseball used in an MLB has the same 108-stitch pattern, wrapping white leather around a center or cork or rubber.  During baseball’s ‘Steroid Era’, there was a theory that the baseballs themselves were juiced with a core that caused it to travel farther; however as more evidence came out indicting players for juicing, this theory faded.
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Which of the last US National soccer coaches also coached the Fire to an MLS Cup championship in their inaugural 1998 season?
  • Bruce Arena
  • Steve Sampson
  • Jurgen Klinsmann
  • Bob Bradley

Bradley had been head coach at Ohio University and Princeton University and an assistant at the University of Virginia, the US Under-23 team, and DC United before the expansion Fire franchise snatched him in 1998.  He moved on to the New York Red Bulls (then MetroStars) and Chivas USA before becoming the US national coach from 2006 to 2011.Buy Chicago Fire Tickets here

Where does the story of Motown: The Musical take place?
  • New York
  • Pittsburgh
  • Detroit
  • Chicago

Motown: The Musical follows Berry Gordy through the founding and directing of Motown Records in Detroit, a record label that would go on to produce some of the biggest hits and names of the 20th Century and the world’s most iconic sound.  Founded in 1959 at a typical home in Detroit, Motown Records, nicknamed “Hitsville USA,” functioned as the recording studio to such legends as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and The Temptations.  Hear that famous ‘Motown Sound’ and experience the true story behind the greatest pop music hit factory in history at the Oriental Theater between now and August 9!  Buy Motown: The Musical tickets here







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