The Dozen Daily Trivia answers explained 10/30/23: Brutal Monday

Your The Dozen Daily Trivia Quiz for this Monday, October 30th, 2023 was pretty brutal. We had wordplay, esoteric 90s knowledge, and indie rock.

How did you do, Frank?: You don’t want to know. I needed to apply a bandage to my grid, it was bleeding so much.

Here we go..

Subject: NFL

After throwing 135 TD’s from 1999-2005 with a current-day NFC North team, what QB played his final three seasons with Oakland and Detroit from 2007-2009?

Answer: Daunte Culpepper

Explanation: I don’t know why they threw “current day” in there. And Culpepper gets blurry after he leaves Miami.

Subject: NBA

At age 34, Pau Gasol averaged a career-high 11.8 RPG while playing for what Eastern Conference team during the 2014-2015 season?

Answer: Chicago Bulls

Explanation: Wasn’t basketball better with Pau Gasol? I think so.


Subject: MLB

What American League team did Steve Pearce win World Series MVP with during the 2010’s?

Answer: Boston Red Sox

Explanation: Stumped. Don’t remember him.

Subject: History

In what current-day U.S. state did the Salem Witch Trials take place?

Answer: Massachusetts

Explanation: Should have been a Halloween question.

Subject: Celebrity Mashup

Answer: Matt Damon and Michael Douglas

Explanation: Just looks like a regular picture of Alan Tudyk


Subject: Snacks and Candy

ScaryCakes and Glo Balls are Halloween editions of snack cakes made by what company?

Answer: Hostess

Explanation: Lucky guess. Have you ever had the chocolate Twinkies? Love em.

Subject: Television

In this 1998 Disney Channel made-for-TV movie, 13-year-old witch Marnie Piper gets transported to a land where ghouls, ghosts, werewolves, and witches live separate from humans.

Answer: Halloweentown

Explanation: The first television question I’ve gotten wrong in a very long time.

Subject: Movies

The 2009 film Zombieland starred Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and what actor as Tallahassee?

Answer: Woody Harrelson

Explanation: Speaking of Twinkies.

Subject: Music

Ezra Koenig is the lead vocalist and guitarist of this indie rock band whose 2008 debut self-titled album included songs such as “A-Punk”, “Campus”, and “Oxford Comma”?

Answer: Vampire Weekend

Explanation: Dead to rights

How did you do? Let me know in the comments below.

And if you cats are coming in everyday and bouncing, could you help me out below? I’m a struggling writer.

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