[February 26, 2014]Sunday afternoon the meeting
room at the Logan County Extension office in Lincoln was someplace
where only the sharpest of the sharp would have wanted to be.
The Logan County 4-H was having their first-ever "Are you smarter
than a 4-H'er?" trivia day.
Six teams set went eight rounds, answering questions in the
categories of Movie Quotes, Name the Year, Sports, 4-H Alumni,
History, Impossible Questions, Food/Cooking Terms and Logan County
Here's a sampling of some of the questions they had to answer.
See how well you do.
In Movie Quotes:
What movie contained this quote: "But my lips hurt real bad"?
In Name the Year:
What year did the Encyclopedia Britannica suspend print
In Sports: What
decade saw names first appear on the backs of NFL jerseys?
In 4-H Alumni: How
many of the following vice-presidents are 4-H alumni? A) Joe
Biden, B) Al Gore, C) Dick Cheney, D) Walter Mondale
In History: Which
president is on the $2 bill?
Questions: A new survey reveals this TV show is the most popular
show for couples to watch together.
In Cooking Terms:
How many calories are in a pound of fat?
In Logan County 4-H: Originally it was
proposed that the 4-H would be Head, Heart, Hands and ???
So are you smarter than a 4-H'er? In the eight segments, the 4-H
Alumni segment stumped most of the teams. Otherwise, many of them
did very well on the questions.
The smallest team in the room consisted of four members. The
largest team well exceeded the six-member limit, so throughout the
afternoon they switched players so everyone got a chance to
At the beginning of the event, each team was to designate their
official team name. The names they came up with were Reagan & His
Court, Cloverdale BrainBots, 4-H Friends, 1 Buck 2 Does & 3 Kids,
Organized Chaos, and the #Super Slackers.
Halfway through the afternoon, the groups took a break and voted
on their favorite team name. At the end of the day, the winner was
Organized Chaos. The team won a cash prize for their clever name.
Extension staff members Patty Huffer, Amanda Gray and Lori
Ward served as the judges for the day.
Huffer introduced the format, saying the teams would be given
eight individual quizzes with 10 questions each plus a bonus
question. Each quiz would then be worth a possible 11 points. The
teams would have 10 minutes to answer the questions and turn their
sheets in to the judges. The sheets were then scored and team scores
posted for everyone to see.
When all the pages were scored, Huffer reviewed the quizzes out
loud and gave the correct answers.
At the end of the day, it was Reagan & His Court that came out on
top, with the Cloverdale BrainBots coming in second. The first- and
second-place teams each won a cash prize for their efforts.
The winning team, Reagan & His Court, was made up of Reagan Tibbs,
Lexi Tibbs, Megan Jackson, Pam Tibbs, Vanessa Tibbs and Cyndi
Huffer said afterward that this was a new activity for 4-H, but
the interest in it was high, and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
Therefore she is hopeful this will become an annual event.
Oh, and if you wonder if you had correct answers, find out in the
Answers: 1. "Napoleon Dynamite"; 2. 2012; 3. 1960s; 4. Al Gore
and Walter Mondale; 5. Jefferson; 6. "Big Bang Theory"; 7. 3,500
calories; 8. Hustle