Day 1 Trivia
Name the movies associated with the quotes listed:
- “The dude abides.” Answer= The Big Lebowski
- “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Answer = Jaws
- “I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” Answer = The Devil Wears Prada
- “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Answer = Cool Hand Luke
- “You had me at hello.” Answer = Jerry McGuire
- “Here’s Johnny!” Answer = The Shining
- “There are several sacred things in this world that you don’t ever mess with. One of them happens to be another man’s fries. Now you remember that and you will live a long and healthy life.” Answer = Men At Work
- “I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Answer = 2001, A Space Odyssey
- “I think I’ve got the black lung, Pop.” Answer = Zoolander
- “That’ll do pig.” Answer = Babe
- Bonus: “We goin Sizzler.” Answer= White Men Can’t Jump
Day 2 Trivia
Name the colleges associated with these lesser known nicknames.
- What was the name of AUTM when it was first formed? Answer = Society of University Patent Administrators (SUPA)
- What year was the organization that would become AUTM formed? Answer = 1974
- Name the pioneering AUTM member who helped lead the charge for university ownership of federally funded inventions and in whose name AUTM awards an annual scholarship. Answer = Howard Bremer
- Which AUTM U.S. region has more states: Eastern, Central or Western? Answer = Central with 19. Eastern has 18 and Western has 13.
- In 1925 one of the first, if not the first, technology transfer organizations was founded based in part on a discovery that eradicated the disease known as rickets. What is the name of this organization? Answer= Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation or “WARF”
- On what day of the week are U.S. patents typically granted? Answer = Tuesday
- On what day of the week are U.S. patent applications typically published? Answer = Thursday.
- What is the name of the online system you can use to report new inventions developed with federal funding to the government? Answer = iEdison
- What U.S. patent office proceeding no longer applies to patent applications filed after conversion to the “first to file” system in 2013? Answer = The Interference.
- Name the only U.S. President to be a named inventor on a granted U.S. patent. Answer = Abraham Lincoln; he was granted U.S. Patent No. 6,469 for a device used to help rescue boats stuck in shallow water.
Day 3 Trivia
Instructions: Name the colleges associated with these lesser known nicknames
- The Fighting Okra. Answer = Delta State University (Cleveland, Miss.)
- The Zips. Answer = University of Akron (Ohio)
- The Billikens. Answer = St. Louis University
- The Anteaters. Answer = University of California at Irvine
- The Nanooks. Answer = University of Alaska at Fairbanks
- The Vandals. Answer = University of Idaho
- The Kangaroos. Answer = University of Missouri, Kansas City
- The Dustdevils. Answer = Texas A&M International
- The Hilltoppers. Answer = Western Kentucky University
- The Geoducks. Answer = Evergreen State College (Washington)
Day 4 Trivia
- On November 3, 1948, the Chicago Tribune ran what now famously incorrect political headline on the front page of its paper? Answer = “Dewey defeats Truman”
- What lip-syncing pop duo of the late 1980s and early ’90s had a Grammy award taken away when it was discovered that they did not sing their recorded songs? Answer = Milli Vanilli
- On August 21, 1835, The New York Sun published a series of articles about what fake discovery? Answer = Life on the moon
- When hearing a fake news story about his grave illness, what author famously stated “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Answer = Mark Twain (will also accept Samuel Clemens)
- What is a fake city added to a map to catch unscrupulous copyright infringers called? Answer = A paper town.
- On October 30, 1938, a fake radio broadcast of an alien invasion caused panic among listeners on the East Coast. What was the name of the book the broadcast was based on? Answer = The War of the Worlds
- A day after the Titanic sank in 1912 newspapers around the world misinterpreted communications from the area and reported what fake news? Answer = That no lives were lost.
- In October of 2009 the Heene family of Fort Collins, Colorado made fake news when they claimed their six-year-old son was trapped inside what? Answer = A helium-filled gas balloon.
- In 2017 John Bobbitt, Katelyn McClure, and Mark D’Amico got together to tell the world the fake but heartwarming story about what? Hint: They raised over $400,000 on their Go-Fund-Me site. Answer = Katelyn running out of gas and Mr. Bobbitt, a homeless man, spending his last $20 to buy her gas.
- On November 9, 1874, the New York Herald reported a fake news story about a carnival of death caused by what? Answer = Animals escaping from the Central Park Zoo