Brain Exercises – Sept. 13

The Renown of Brown Trivia

  1. The Ivy League school known as Brown University is located in which state?
  2. Apple Brown Betty is a dessert comprised of apples and :
  3. The Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education overturned what famous ruling?
  4. On the sitcom  I Love Lucy, Lucy’s actions while dining at Hollywood’s Brown Derby caused what actor to be hit in the face with a pie?
  5. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown played his entire pro career for which NFL team?

A Swan Dive Trivia

  1. The Trumpet of the Swan is a children’s book by which author?
  2. A male swan is called a …..
  3. The lagoon in what American city’s Public Gardens has offered rides in swan-shaped pedal boats since 1877?
  4. What Russian composer wrote the ballet Swan Lake?
  5. What Greek mythological god appeared to Leda in the form of a swam, after which she produced eggs that hatched Castor, Clytemnestra, Polydeuces, and Helen?

The Name Game

This is a two-part game.  First answer the clues.  Then put the answers in the correct order to reveal the name of a famous person (living or dead, real or fictional).  Example question:  The sound of a growl + men’s neckwear + the forest.  Answer: Grr + tie + woods = Tiger Woods

  1. Sound a crow makes + out of money + male cat
  2. To iron fabric + snake sound + brand of jeans since 1889
  3. Oolong and Pekoe + half a pair of knitted footwear + city-loving rodent
  4.  Sports sphere + snake-like fish + not tight
  5. The twelfth letter of the alphabet + vehicle that is smaller than a truck and bigger than a car + to signal by quickly opening and closing one’s eye + tear or shred
  6. To attempt + what a law student has to pass + what dunes are made of + women’s upper undergarments
  7. Thanksgiving main dish + public transportation vehicle + 2000 pounds
  8. Bus rider Ms. Parks + candid, forthright + fabric atop a pool table + not dirty
  9. Head of a college + hirsute + what an owl says + leg joint

Answers

The Renown of Brown and A Swan Dive

  • 1. Rhode Island
  • 2. Brown sugar
  • 3. Plessy vs. Ferguson
  • 4. William Holden
  • 5. Cleveland Browns
  • 6. EB White (author of Charlotte’s Web)
  • 7. cob
  • 8. Boston
  • 9. Tchaikovsky
  • 10. Zeus

The Name Game 

  • Caw + broke + tom = Tom Brokaw
  • Press + hiss + elf + Lee = Elvis Presley
  • Teas + sock + rat = Socrates
  • Ball + eel + loose = Lucille Ball
  • L + van + wink + rip = Rip Van Winkle
  • Try + bar + sand + bras = Barbra Streisand
  • Turkey + bus + ton = Buster Keaton
  • Rosa + frank + felt + clean = Franklin Roosevelt
  • Dean + hairy + who + knee = Harry Houdini