Driven by their knowledge of Seattle, the United Kingdom, Chemistry, GoT, Cats, and Pop Culture, Team Skillforce Secures a Win
Seattle, March 21, 2019 - Team Skillforce, comprised of Stephanie, Jason, Tyler L, Ben, and Colty, brought home the gold last night at Skilljar’s quarterly trivia night. Hosted by MC Aashish D, our five teams were challenged to answer questions about Seattle produce, famous fabrics, historical figures, scientific Nobel Prize winners, polydactyly felines, and foreign languages, among others.
Although the competition was fierce (and fueled by the queso taco bar), Team Skillforce’s combined brain-power and miscellaneous knowledge accumulation led them to ultimate success. From now until next quarter, bragging rights are theirs.
Think you have what it takes to be a member of Team Skillforce? Check out some of the questions below from last night’s event!
Q1: What was the original name for Seattle?
Q2: The iconic Pike Place Market was started in response to this issue.
Q3: This common material was simultaneously developed in New York and London.
Q4: This is the most abundant element in the universe.
Q5: Where does Sherlock Holmes live?
Q6: The ancient Egyptians worshipped cats as gods. What is the name of the Egyptian goddess who had a woman's body and a cat's head?
Q7: This famous author was known for loving polydactyl cats, that is, cats with an extra toe. These cats are considered to be good luck by sailors, and over 40 of these cats still live at this author's home.
Q8: What is the name of Tommen Baratheon's cat in Game of Thrones?
Q9: These two characters from opposing houses in Game of Thrones are actually played by the same actor, Dean-Charles Chapman.
Q10: What is artist Reginald Kenneth Dwight better known as?
Keep scrolling for the answers!
A1: Seattle was originally called New York. Why, exactly, is unclear, though several members of the Denny party, a ragtag group that first settled Alki Point in 1851, in what's today known as West Seattle, hailed from New York State. After the party moved across Elliott Bay, they renamed the territory "Seattle" after a Duwamish Indian chief who befriended them.
A2: Between 1906 and 1907, the price of produce, and onions in particular, skyrocketed, and consumers as well as civic leaders believed price-gouging wholesalers were to blame. So the city proposed a public market where customers could buy directly from farmers.
A5: 221B Baker Street
A7: Ernest Hemingway
A8: Ser Pounce
A9: Tommen Baratheon and Martyn Lannister
A10: Elton John
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