The Dozen Daily Trivia answers explained 10/31/23: Scary Syntax

Happy Halloween! And your The Dozen Daily Trivia quiz for this terrifying Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, has something scary but also some very friendly questions which should result in some decent scores.

How did you do, Frank?: Missed two. After yesterday, I’ll take it.

Here we go..

Subject: NFL

On Halloween night 2004, rookie Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers ended what AFC team’s historic 21-game winning streak?

Answer Update: New England Patriots
Note: The answer was corrected from an earlier version that had the Pittsburgh Steelers as the response (I’ve written trivia. It happens)

Explanation: This is a mistake. Right? Maybe they’ll clear it up, maybe they won’t. Lets see..

Subject: NBA

On Halloween night 2009, a Spurs home game got delayed by a live bat flying through the arena until what Spurs player knocked it out of mid-air?

Answer: Manu Ginobli

Explanation: Anyone else miss those old Spurs teams? Boring. But I’m sentimental over them now.

Subject: MLB

Part of this team’s path to becoming 2015 World Series Champions included a late-inning comeback win over the Mets during Game 4 of the World Series on Halloween night.

Answer: Kansas City Royals

Explanation: Still doesn’t seem real. Doesn’t it?

Subject: Books

What Irish author introduced the character of Count Dracula as well as Van Helsing with his 1897 epistolary novel Dracula?

Answer: Bram Stoker

Explanation: I never knew Stoker was Irish.


Subject: Celebrity Mashup

Answer: BJ Novak (Ryan from The Office) and Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) from Grey’s Anatomy

Explanation: A lot of wrongs on this one. What did they do to my adorable Meredith Grey?


Subject: Snacks and Candy

A polarizing Halloween treat, this candy is small discs of sugar coming in an assortment of pastel colors, typically packaged in a plastic roll with its names in red letters in the middle.

Answer: Smarties

Explanation: Polarizing indeed. These things are weird.

Subject: Televison

After winning The Challenge Season 10 Inferno II, Jamie Chung became an actress and starred in this 2020 horror drama alongside Jurnee Smollett and Michael K. Williams.

Answer: Lovecraft Country

Explanation: This show was underrated. And Jamie Chung is a low key favorite of mine. Jonathan Majors was actually the lead on this program.

Subject: Movies

What American film director is known as the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, as well as the director of the first four Scream films?

Answer: Wes Craven

Explanation: With ‘Nightmare’ falling off, it makes you wonder if anyone under 30 even knows who Freddy Krueger is anymore.


Subject: Music

“Psycho Killer” and “Burning Down The House” were songs released by what band during the 1970’s and 1980’s?

Answer: Talking Heads

Explanation: We know “Burning Down The House”. We might not know who played it.

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