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Category Archives: Trivia & Puzzles
How’s your knowledge of NIU football? Check your answers to the NIU trivia questions in the September issue of New Values Magazine. For those of you who missed it in the printed magazine, here are the questions again, with the answers below.
1. Who did NIU defeat in 1899 for their first collegiate victory?
a] North Central College
b] DeKalb High School
c] Eastern Illinois
d] Illinois State
2. Who did NIU not defeat in the 2003 season?
d] Iowa State
Test your knowledge of football! Check your answers to the football trivia questions in the September issue of New Values Magazine. For those of you who missed it in the printed magazine, here are the questions again, with the answers below.
1. True or false: The origin of American football can be traced back to early forms of rugby.
2. The first intercollegiate football game was played between which two teams?
a.] Rutgers & Princeton
b.] Harvard & Yale
c.] Buffalo Prospects & Canton Bulldogs
3. Who was the first professional football player?
a.] Jay Berwanger
b.] William “Pudge” Heffelfinger
c.] Charles Follis
4. The first television broadcast of an NFL game aired in 1939 on what station?
5. True or False: The first Super Bowl champions were the Dallas Cowboys.
6. True or False: John F. Kennedy was the first President to attend an NFL game while in office.
7. Who is the oldest player in NFL history, who was 48 at the end of his last season with the Oakland Raiders?
a.] Ray Brown
b.] John Nesser
c.] George Blanda
Have you completed the Crosswordvertisers in the September issue of New Values Magazine? The answers have to do with the advertisers in our latest issue of the magazine. Which ones did you know:
Have you completed the Crosswordvertisers in the August issue of New Values Magazine? The answers have to do with the advertisers in our latest issue of the magazine. Which ones did you know:
We asked in our June issue, how long has the oldest farmer’s market in the U.S. been in operation? Possible answers:
a. 18 years
b. 78 years
c. 163 years
d. 275 years
And the answer is….
In addition to our normal Crosswordvertisers crossword puzzle, we added a some trivia to the June issue of New Values Magazine. For those of you who missed it in the printed magazine, here are the questions again, with the answers below. See how much you know about America’s Favorite Past Time!
- This player had the longest career in baseball history which lasted from 1966 to 1993 and carried him through four teams where he struck out the most batters by sneaking balls past 5,714 players.
- This player has the highest lifetime batting average of .367.
- This player is the King of grand slam homers, hitting 23 in the span of his career.
- This player hold the record for most games won (511) and most games lost (316) in his career.
- This player competed in 22 World Series games, pitched 146 World Series innings, and was on the winning team for 10 World Series games.
- These players were the first father/son team to play together. They added to their records by hitting home runs “back-t0-back” in the same game.
- This player showed his bravery by capturing the title of Cy Young Award for four consecutive years.
- This player stuck it out for 2,131 consecutive games (that’s a lot of baseball!), breaking Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 games.
- This pitcher for the Rangers was studying medicine off-season and was able to save a fan’s life when the man had a heart attack.
- This 17-year-old baseball star struck out 15 batters in the first show of the major leagues in 1936.