Battle of the Sexes

Here’s a random gig I found on Craigslist — writing trivia questions for the makers of the board game Battle of the Sexes.

Some of my dude questions for the ladies
What movie was about the failed American military mission to Mogadishu, Somalia?
Black Hawk Down

If you are doing dips, what primary muscle group you are exercising?
Triceps

Allen, monkey, hex, and torque are all types of what?
Wrenches

What two substances mix in a carburetor?
Fuel and air

If a ring is 18 carat gold, what percentage gold is it?
75%

In playing cards, what suit is the suicide king?
King of hearts

What type of electricity is used in cars: alternating current or direct current?
Direct current

Cohiba, Davidoff, and Macanudo are brands of what?
Cigars

Meade, Burnside, Longstreet, and Hooker were generals in which war?
American Civil War

Who are Homer Simpson’s two friends at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant?
Lenny and Carl

One-eighth, 0.124, or three-sixteenths. What amount is least?
0.124

Which is rougher: 120 grit sandpaper or 240 grit?
120 grit

Within one week, how many weeks did the 1991 Persian Gulf War last?
6. Will accept 5, 6, or 7

What is the motto of the US Marine Corps?
“Semper Fi” or “Semper Fidelis”

A boilermaker is a shot of whiskey drunk with what?
A mug of beer

Who won the first Super Bowl in 1967?
The Green Bay Packers

Who invented the revolver?
Samuel Colt

Traditionally, what is the first thing the winner of the Indy 500 drinks?
Milk

Four in Hand, Windsor, and half-Windsor are all types of what?
Tie knots

What sports car manufacturer makes the Diablo?
Lamborghini

What are beers brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast called?
Lagers

What place does a horse who places come in?
Second place

What type of gas is generally used in barbeques?
Propane

What’s the main body of an airplane called?
Fuselage

The Tet Offensive was a turning point in which war?
Vietnam War

What color poker chip is usually assigned the lowest value?
White

What number is at 6 o’clock on a dartboard?
3

Tornado is a leading manufacturer of equipment for what bar game?
Foosball

What war saw the introduction of the M16 assault rifle?
Vietnam War

On a human male, which testicle typically hangs lower?
Left

VHS defeated what competing video format?
Beta

What beer boasts of their “exclusive beachwood aging process?”
Budweiser

Which is not a 7-11 Slurpee flavor: Watermelon, Citrus Cooler, Blue Raspberry, Pina Colada?
Citrus Cooler

What geometric shapes are the stitched panels in a soccer ball?
Pentagons and hexagons

And some chick questions I wrote for the guys
What is the occupation of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, on Sex in the City?
Columnist or writer

Goody is a leading manufacturer of products for what purpose?
Hair care (barrettes, headbands, scrunchies)

What is the birthstone for July?
Ruby

A thong wax is also known by what South American moniker?
Brazilian wax

What kind of hors d’oeuvres are crudités?
Cut raw vegetables served with dip

What is the spool or reel that holds thread for sewing called?
A bobbin

Whom did Sarah Ferguson marry on July 23, 1986?
Prince Andrew

Who earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Shelby in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias?
Julia Roberts

What type of apparel is Spanish designer Manolo Blahnik famous for?
Shoes

What Robert James Waller novel turned movie involves photographer Robert Kincaid and housewife Francesca Johnson?
The Bridges of Madison County

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About Steve Altes

Steve Altes is the author of several humor books, dozens of humorous adventure essays, and the comedic graphic novel Geeks & Greeks, set at MIT and inspired by MIT's culture of hacking and Steve's own experiences with hazing.
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